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...

Mallory Knox

They may be relatively new on the scene but Mallory Knox sure knows how to pack a punch in their live show.  Mallory Knox’s frontman Mikey Chapman is confident and daring and they sure know how to bring in the crowds. Est.1987 recently say them play to a packed out Rock City at Hit The Deck Festival. It may have been relatively early on in the day, but you wouldn’t know it as both the action on and off stage was electric. Drawing in what would be the largest crowd all day [apart from headliners Don Broco] we were expecting great things and the Cambridge four-piece stormed through tracks from debut album “Signals”. Anthemic and upbeat songs such as “Wake Up” and “Beggars” stirred the crowd, not that they needed any encouragement. Highlight was closing track and fiery hit single “Lighthouse”. Certain Slam Dunk 2013 must see!

Will Beckett

Will Becket may be most famous for being the front-man for Chicago’s The Academy Is... However, now he is going it alone and his solo project couldn’t be more exciting. Beckett released his first solo EP, Walk The Talk”, in April 2012 and fans have been lapping up the one man show ever since. His solo show at Slam Dunk will be filled with impressive guitar work and an even more impressive vocals. With “The Pioneer Sessions” released just this year his catalogue of songs to choose from is ever growing. Expect a truly captivating live set.


Slam Dunk doesn’t just concentrate on rock or punk bands and no other band better represents this that British ska four-piece [spunge]. The only band that has ever officially been given permission by the Marley family to change the lyrics of a Bob Marley song, [spunge] live is set to be an eclectic show indeed. Now in their sixteenth year expect old favourites and a lively crowd. A band that loves playing live and with a dedicated fanbase in tow expect a perfected and tight live show. We’ll see you at the front.