Thursday 28 February 2013

Walk The Moon // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

We caught up with Walk The Moon, (the fun facepaint loving foursome), before their sold out Leeds show to interview them ahead of the gig. And after hanging out with them we knew we were in for a treat at the show.

 With a new EP, “Tightrope”, out on March 11th and an announcement that they’re back in the UK to support none other that PINK in April, we couldn’t wait for their live set. Want to know what we thought? Click below…

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Funeral For A Friend Tour Special // Interview with Funeral For A Friend & Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

Funeral For A Friend are back with not only a new album, “Conduit”, but also back out on the road, giving fans an opportunity to see them playing more intimate venues. With over ten years since their debut, “Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation”, the band has come a long way and the new album sees them re-discover their hardcore roots.
Est.1987 caught up with bassist Richard Boucher [& lead singer Matt Davies-Kreye] to chat about the new record, a decade of FFAF and stage invasions…

Monday 18 February 2013

Funeral For A Friend Tour Special // Interview with Support Band Such Gold

Meet Such Gold, the US melodic hardcore/punk band, have been shaking things up on the scene and were even before their debut album was even recorded. Said album, “Misadventures”, is released in the UK on 25th February and the guys are currently touring the UK with genre heavyweights Funeral For A Friend. Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to check out the live show and caught up with front-man Ben Kotin to chat about touring, working on their debut and van break downs…

Wednesday 13 February 2013

We Are The Ocean // Interview & Live Review

Essex quartet We Are The Ocean had a pretty spectacular 2012. Not only did they release their new album "Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow" [to rave reviews] and play sell out shows in UK and Europe but also played Wembley with You Me At Six.

Back on tour again they are now selling out much larger venues. Est.1987 headed down to catch up with the guys to chat about touring, career highlights and their cure for everything...

Monday 11 February 2013

Kerrang Tour Special Part 3 // Live Review feat. Fearless Vampire Killers, Tonight Alive, Chiodos & Black Veil Brides

In the final part of our Kerrang Tour Special we bring you all the live reviews and hottest action shots of the four bands that took to the stage at Manchester's Academy 1. With Fearless Vampire Killers and Tonight Alive on the bill, along with the return of Chiodos and Black Veil Brides headlining the whole evening it was certainly a musical mix and satisfied all tastes. 
Click below to see our review and check out all the photo's from the evening... 

Kerrang Tour Special Part 2 // Interview with Tonight Alive

Welcome to part ll of our Kerrang Tour special. The 2013 tour features Fearless Vampire Killers, Tonight Alive, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides and a DJ set from William Control.

Est.1987 headed down to Manchester's Academy 1 to check out all the action. Yesterday we brought you an interview with Fearless Vampire Killers
Next up, Tonight Alive chat to us all about the latest album, taking risks and understanding British accents...

FUTURE TALENT #17- Crash! Radio

Meet Crash! Radio. Hailing from the suburbs of Burlington, Ontario, the female fronted pop-rock quintet has burst onto the Canadian music scene and this year they are setting their sights even further afield. 

Est.1997 caught up with guitarist Aidan Robson to chat about how they got together, their influences and why having a female singer is a great dynamic...

Sunday 10 February 2013

Kerrang Tour Special Part 1 // Interview with Fearless Vampire Killers

The Kerrang Tour is back, and with Fearless Vampire Killers, Tonight Alive, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides on the line up and a DJ set from William Control there is no doubt that it's a stellar line-up. 
Est.1987 headed down to Manchester's Academy 1 to check out all the action and catch up with a few of the bands to bring you the hottest interviews. 
First up we met Fearless Vampire Killers to chat about playing on larger stages, song writing and their new literary exposition...

Thursday 7 February 2013

Modestep Headline Tour // Interview & Live Review

Last time Est.1987 caught up with Modestep the London four-piece were supporting Lostprophets on tour. This time around we are back in Manchester and the boys are on a headline tour [the majority of which a sell out], and just getting ready to release their debut album “Evolution Theory” on February 11th

We caught up with them to chat about touring, misconceptions and why you should never go to sleep on the tour bus with your shoes on.

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Anberlin // Interview & Live Review, Manchester Academy

After over a decade in the industry Florida five-piece, Anberlin remain as strong as ever. Now on their sixth record, "Vital", the band are back in the UK on a headline tour. After postponing the dates to take up a support slot with Smashing Pumpkins [we'll let them off] the tour finally hit Manchester Academy 3.
Est.1987 headed down to check out the live show and caught up with lead singer Stephen Christian to chat about the new material, the change in the industry throughout their life as a band and why you should walk out of at least one interview in your career

Sunday 3 February 2013

Itch (Former King Bl​ues Frontman) // Tour Preview

Meet Itch. The former front-man of the now disbanded The King Blues is going it alone and unhindered by anything other than the limits of his own tireless imagination is developing into one of the UK's s finest and most authentic songwriters.
With influences stemming from punk, pop, reggae, folk and dubstep, Itch’s heavyweight collection of new solo songs will emerge throughout 2013. He will also be joining the brilliant AWOLNATION on their February tour. For all the live dates and to watch the video for "Spooky Kids" click below...

Friday 1 February 2013

ONE TO WATCH // Misty Miller // "Girlfriend" Track of The Day

Meet Misty Miller. This exciting eighteen year old is set to make her mark on 2013. Stay locked to Est.1987 where we will bring you Misty's new EP in a few weeks. However, for now you can whet your appetite with the enchanting and raw "Girlfriend"; the perfect track to get your weekend started.

Click below to check it out...