Sunday 28 April 2013

Slam Dunk Preview // Feat. Deaf Havana, MC Lars & Bury Tomorrow

Who should you be checking out at this year's Slam Dunk Festival? Well we are giving you a preview of a few of the acts you should see on the day. 

Today our Slam Dunk Preview features Deaf Havana, MC Lars & Bury Tomorrow...

Saturday 27 April 2013

Slam Dunk Preview // Blitz Kids

Continuing with our Slam Dunk Preview series this week we bring you Blitz Kids. After recently signing to Red Bull Records the quartet are going from strength to strength and their Slam Dunk set will be one you won't want to miss. 

We caught up with the guys earlier this year to chat about he progression of their sound, touring and why you should never play Goldfinger in John Feldmann’s house. to read the interview and to find out what you can expect from their live show click below... 

Friday 26 April 2013

Hit The Deck Nottingham // The Review

HIT THE DECK is over for another year but boy did we have a lot of fun. Est.1987 headed down to the Nottingham leg of the two day festival and as well as catching up with some bands to chat about the festival we also saw some amazing live sets. Click below to read out live reviews featuring Mallory Knox, Vinnie Caruana, Never Shout Never and festival headliners Don Broco amongst others and find out how you can read our interviews with bands including Pure Love, We Are The In Crowd and Bleed From Within...

Hit The Deck Nottingham - The Interviews // Pure Love

 Pure Love has a reputation that precedes them when it comes to their live show so it was no surprise that they were headlining Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. 

Jim Carroll took time out before the show to chat with us about playing live, working on the follow up to "Anthems" and Pure Love show injuries. 

To read the full interview and see what we thought of their live show click below...

Hit The Deck Nottingham - The Interviews // We Are The In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd have built a strong fanbase over in the UK and are not only over here to play Hit The Deck Bristol and Nottingham but also to embark on tour with Never Shout Never over the next few weeks.
We chatted with the band before they went on stage in Nottingham. They told us about playing festivals, working on new material and their love for British food. To read the full interview and see what we thought of their live show click below...

Hit The Deck Nottingham - The Interviews // Bleed From Within

Bleed From Within are going from strength to strength at the minute. Their album "Uprising" may have taken a little longer than hoped to be released but since coming out has gone down a storm. 
Est.1987 caught up with front-man Scott Kennedy ahead of their set at the Forum to talk about touring, the album and being proud to be Scottish. To read the full interview and see what we thought of their live show click below...

Hit The Deck Nottingham - The Interviews // Natives

Natives are about to go out on the road with Mallory Knox and then The Summer Set but found time to play Bristol and Nottingham Hit The Deck. 
We hung out with the guys in Nottingham to chat about why they like playing festivals, the new single "Stand For Something" oh and Pistonhead lager. Full interview below...

Hit The Deck Nottingham - The Interviews // Attention Thieves

We caught up with Reading four-piece Attention Thieves after their set at Hit The Deck Nottingham which saw them play the main stage in Rock City. They may have been one of the first band's on but they didn't disappoint. Dare we say it, they may just be out new favourite band.
To read the full interview and see what we thought of their live show click below...

Lower Than Atlantis // Live Review, Leeds Met

Lower Than Atlantis are currently storming the UK on their “F**k It To The Man Tour”, their biggest headline tour to date. And having just released the video for next single, “Something Better Came Along”, the Watford four-piece are busier than ever. Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Met to check out what their live show had to offer.
And, stay tuned to watch what happened when we sat down with the guys pre-show to chat about touring, the new single and who’s best at FIFA.  Video Interview and exclusive photo shoot coming soon…

Thursday 25 April 2013

Count To Four // New Video for "Lavender Town"

South Jersey/Philadelphia pop-punk quartet Count To Four have premiered their new video for "Lavender Town" through Easycore.
"Lavender Town" is taken from the band's anticpated album, "Between Two Cities", due for release on 30th April

To watch the video and find out where you can catch the guys on tour click below...

Wednesday 24 April 2013

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead // Interview & Live Review

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead is back in the UK and, with a reputation for a anarchic live show preceding them, we knew we had to head to Manchester Academy 3 to check it out.

We also caught up with drummer come guitarist come vocalist Jason Reece to chat about touring, having that political message and the band gaining a starring role in a movie...

Sunday 21 April 2013

Slam Dunk Preview // Feat. Mallory Knox, Will Beckett & Spunge

As well as bringing you interviews with some of the hottest bands gracing the stage at Slam Dunk 2013 we are also previewing some of the other bands that you should be checking out on the day.
First up in the series we look at why you should be seeing Mallory Knox, Will Beckett and Spunge...

Saturday 20 April 2013

Slam Dunk Preview // Kids In Glass Houses

In the run up to Slam Dunk 2013 we are bringing you previews and interviews with some of the hottest bands on the bill. First up is those Welsh rockers Kids In Glass Houses. We caught up with them at the end of last year so to read our chat with the guys and to find out why you should catch their set at the festival...

Thursday 18 April 2013

PEACE // Interview & Live Review

Peace is “that” band; the band that everyone is talking about, that everyone is hyping for success. And you know what, everyone may just be right.  Est.1987 headed down to Manchester for the first date of their headline tour weeks after their debut album “In Love” was released. And when front-man Harrison Kossier comes out to meet us, dressed in an sailor’s suit explaining how someone in Hamburg stole his matching hat, we just know that tonight is going to be good fun...

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Walk The Moon // Video Interview & Live Review

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.

 Walk The Moon's new EP, “Tightrope”, is out now and the Ohio four-piece are currently back in the UK to support none other that PINK.

Click below to watch a video interview with the band and see the photo's from an exclusive photo-shoot the guys did for Est.1987...

Monday 15 April 2013

Count To Four // Announce Debut Album Details & Release New Single

South Jersey/Philadelphia pop-punk quartet Count To Four are set to release their debut full length  "Between Two Cities" on April 30th

Want to find out more about Count To Four and how you can pre-order the album? Click below..

Bastille // New Single - "Laura Palmer" released 3rd June & Summer Festival Dates

Bastille have had a phenomenal start to 2013 and they're continuing their success announcing new single, "Laura Palmer" released on June 3rd. Taken from their chart-topping debut album "Bad Blood", "Laura Palmer" is the follow up to the number 2 chart smash, "Pompeii", one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of the year.

To watch the video for "Laura Palmer", find out where you can catch Bastille over the next few months and read what happened when we caught up with them last month click below...

Crown The Empire & Issues // Co-headline UK Tour this Autumn

Rise Records are proud to announce a co-headline tour between Crown The Empire and Issues this September. The 11 date tour will take in key 
cities all over the UK and will be a welcome return for Texans’ and recent 
Alternative Press cover stars, Crown The Empire who last toured here in 
2012 and gained countless new fans.

Want to find out where you can catch the tour, how you can get tickets and what happened when we caught up with Crown The Empire the last time they were in the UK? Click below...

Saturday 13 April 2013

Lower Than Atlantis // Tour Preview

Lower Than Atlantis has just finished supporting All Time Low on their UK tour and are now getting ready for a headline tour of their own.
The tour kicks off today in Belfast and is their biggest headliner to date. With Dinisaur Pile-up, The Xcerts and Blitz Kids coming along for the ride "The F**k It To The Man Tour" is definitely the hot ticket. Get your tickets now and we'll see you at the front. 
For all the tour info and to find out where you can get tickets click below...

HIT THE DECK // Stage Times & Venue Maps

With a week to go to Hit The Deck Festival in Bristol and Nottingham the excitement and buzz is building for the two day event. Saturday 20th sees Hit The Deck take over Bristol and Sunday 21st it swings in to Nottingham.

Want to know who is playing when and where and find out how you can get tickets? Click below...

Friday 12 April 2013

James Blake // Live Review, Manchester Academy 2

“Overgrown” James Blake’s sophomore release came out only days ago yet the buzz surrounding it couldn’t be greater. To coincide with the album James embarks on a short sell-out UK tour.

Est.1987 headed down to the Manchester Academy 2 show to see the enigma that is James Blake…

Sunday 7 April 2013


It was announced that Andrew W.K. will be joining Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg as the lead singer for their 2013 world tour.  The punk drumming icon and his band will be fronted by the king of partying for a high-octane performance of more than THIRTY of Marky’s classic fan-favorite songs!  
The historic pairing will kick-off their world tour in New York City on May 3rd, 2013 at Andrew’s very own venue, Santos Party House, in downtown Manhattan.  Following that show is a wealth of national and international dates. For full dates and more info click below...

Saturday 6 April 2013

Jake Quickenden // Interview & Live Review

After appearing on last year’s X Factor the name Jake Quickenden should definitely ring a bell and if it doesn’t, well, his boyish good looks and quirky style should be immediately recognisable. 

After making an early exit from the show there’s good news for Jake fans as he’s back and making it work in his favour. Second single “Walk Away” is out now and Jake is out on the road playing a few special show’s.

Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Met Bar to catch up and talk about going it alone, the support from fans, oh and pulling pints!

Friday 5 April 2013

HIT THE DECK // Festival Preview

With a little over two weeks to go the anticipation is building for Nottingham and Bristol's Hit The Deck Festival. Taking place over the 20th-21st April weekend acts such as Don Broco, We Are The In Crowd, Pure Love and We Are The Ocean (to name but a few) will take to the stage.

Hit The Deck will now not only take place across Nottingham’s Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Forum and Stealth venues on April 21st, but also in Bristol the day before on April 20th for the first time, at the o2 Academy 1 & 2, Thekla, Fleece and Exchange venues. The addition of Bristol for the 3rd year of Hit The Deck makes the festival the biggest to date. 
To see the line-up in full, maps of the venues, where you can get tickets and an interview with Don Broco click below...

Blitz Kids // New Single Announcement- "On My Own"released May 13th & Red Bull Records signing

Having just touched down from SXSW Blitz Kids aren't taking things easy. Instead, they have just announced new single "On My Own" and that they are now signed to Red Bull Records. On top of this they are heading out with Lower Than Atlantis this month on tour. 

To check out the new single, find out where you can see the band live and read our recent interview with the guys click below...

Angry Bears // Complete recording to the follow up to "Stay Gold"

Connecticut pop-punkers Angry Bears have finished recording their forthcoming EP; the much anticipated follow up to their 2012 release "Stay Gold".

 The trio has been back in the New Jersey studio since February and brought in Man Overboard front man Nik Bruzzese to produce. The as-yet-untitled forthcoming EP is slated for release in early summer. To find out more about Angry Bears and their sound click below...

Wednesday 3 April 2013

SLAM DUNK Festival // Final Announcement...

Slam Dunk are thrilled to announce the remaining bands for the festival, which is a killer line-up, with something for everybody!

The final 2 bands joining the lineup for Slam Dunk Festival 2013 are... ITCH & DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL. 
Also announced today is the full lineup of the Solo Performance stage including Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate / Jacks Mannequin) and William Beckett (The Academy Is)
For the full line-up and ticket info click below...

Vans Warped Tour UK // First Announcements for the TWO Day Festival...

VANS WARPED TOUR will return this November for not one but two days, delivering a double dose of what the sold out 2012 event hosted, plus more!
The event, back at ALEXANDRA PALACE on 16th and 17th November will recreate the true VANS WARPED spirit with dozens of bands, stalls and skate displays.
With acts such as RISE AGAINST, BILLY TALENT and CAPTURE THE CROWN just announced it is set to be a good one. To find out who else set to play and how you can get tickets click below...