Wednesday 31 July 2013

Party In The Park 2013 // Live & Backstage Report

It may have been the first time that Party in the Park, (with 96.3 Radio Aire and Leeds City Council), charged for entry but, with a hefty line-up of chart topping pop acts to look forward to, no one was deterred. The rain may have put in an untimely appearance, but certainly didn’t dampen spirits; Party in the Park pulled it off once again this year with a star-studded line up. 
Est.1987 were on-hand at Temple Newsham Estate to bring you all the action from the site, both behind the scenes and out on stage. Click below to read our full live report…

Sunday 28 July 2013

Bam Margera’s F**kface Unstoppable Tour Review // Leeds O2 Academy

Bam Margera; his name is synonymous with anarchy and chaos, oh and hit shows such as Jackass and Viva La Bam. A skateboarder come stuntman, he’s also directed films and hosted his own radio show. However, Bam is now trying his hand at fronting a band, aptly named “F**kface Unstoppable”. Having already sold out shows in Australia and his native America, the MTV star is bringing the tour to the UK.

Est.1987 headed down to Leeds’ O2 Academy intrigued as just what the show had to offer…

Saturday 27 July 2013

Justin Pearson, RETOX // Exclusive Interview & Live Review

From Locust to Swing Kids and now Retox, Justin Pearson has been a prolific part of the punk scene for nearly a decade. 
Est.1987 headed down to Leeds to check out Retox’s headline show and Justin took time out before the show to chat with us about his musical endeavours, changes in the punk scene and why Christina Aguilera is a “punk ass motherf****r”

Friday 26 July 2013

Jimmy Eat World // UK Tour Announcement

Jimmy Eat World released their seventh studio album, "Damage", last month. As well as the album they have been over in the UK playing Download Festival and a sold out show at London's KOKO. 
They continue their live onslaught with news of an extensive UK tour in support of "Damage", which kicks off on September 5th in Birmingham culminating in a show at London's Brixton Academy on November 19th. 

To find out all the tour dates click below...

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Jurassic 5 // Live Review, Leeds O2 Academy

Hip hop heroes Jurassic 5 may have been away for a while, having split up back in 2007. However, they are back and on their much anticipated reunion tour after their first set in seven years at the recent Coachella music festival.

Now bringing the tour to the UK, Est.1987 headed down to Leeds’ O2 Academy to see what the genre heavyweights had in store…

Monday 22 July 2013

Heaven's Basement // Interview & Live Review

Heaven’s Basement may  be one of the hardest working bands around. Their relentless touring has gained them a hefty reputation for putting on one hell of a live show. Their much anticipated debut album “Filthy Empire” came out earlier this year and the band has been riding the crest of a wave ever since. Est.1987 headed down to the sold out Manchester Sound Control show to catch up with the guys and chat about their live show, recording the debut and how they’re “fundamentally all too idiotic to get real jobs”…

Thursday 18 July 2013

Attention Thieves // New Song, "Take A Bow" & EP Release

 Attention Thieves are pleased to announce the release of the "Hard Truths" EP on September 16th. The six-track affair will be the first release on the HYPE.LBL, a new label set up by the Hype Clothing Company. The first fruits of the EP can be heard online now, in the form of lead single, "Take A Bow". 

To hear the new single, read our interview with the band and find out where you can catch the guys this summer click below...

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Rise Against // Release Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013

Rise Against have just announced that they will release "Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000 – 2013" on September 9th on Interscope Records. The band are set to be back in the UK on 16th November to headline Warped UK at Alexandra Palace. 
To find out more about the release, when you can pre-order and get your hands on a teaser clip click below...

The Feeling // UK Headline Tour Announcement

THE FEELING are back and have announced an 11-date autumn tour to coincide with the release of  new LP "Boy Cried Wolf" out Oct 7th on their new home BMG Chrysalis.

To find out where you can catch the tour, how you can get tickets and more about the new album click below...

Blitz Kids// ​Headline UK Shows Announced & New Release Date For "Run For Cover"

Carrying on with their incredibly busy live period, with support tours, US shows and festivals galore, BLITZ KIDS can now announce they will be heading out on a small collection of UK headline shows in August and September. These shows will be followed by a UK support run with good friends The Blackout. The band have also changed the release date of their new single "Run For Cover" to September 2nd, due to the overwhelming response to the track and video. For all the tour info of where you can catch the guys over summer and more about the new single click below...

Sunday 14 July 2013

Everybody Looks Famous // Album Release & Headline UK Tour Announcement

UK pop-rockers Everybody Looks Famous have announced their debut album, "Fuel To Fire", released August 23rd on Go Faster Records. The band will also be touring  in the run up to release. To find out more about the album and where you can catch the tour click below...

Friday 12 July 2013

Rudimental & Bipolar Sunshine // Team Up & Create New Track In A Day

On Thursday 11 July 2013, pioneers of the new wave of British dance music, "Rudimental" in collaboration with "Bacardi Beginnings", and their chosen emerging artist, "Bipolar Sunshine", took on the entire A&R process in just 24 hours, before finally performing an electric, adrenaline-fuelled live show .
In the first of the unique series of BACARDÍ Beginnings creative projects, Rudimental and Bipolar Sunshine wrote, recorded, released, rehearsed and performed their original track - “Distance (BACARDÍ Beginnings)”all within 24 hours. 
To listen to the track and to see how it was made click below...

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Liam Fray (Courteeners) // UK Headline Acoustic Tour

Following a series of sold out acoustic shows earlier this year, lead singer of Courteeners Liam Fray has announced a UK headline acoustic tour this September.
Commencing in Liverpool on 19th September, the 8-night tour finishes in Liam's hometown of Manchester at The Ritz on 29th September. 

Tickets go on sale on Friday 12th July at 9am. To find out where you can catch the tour and how you can get tickets click below...

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Ringmaster Festival // More Acts Announced incl. The Blackout, We Are The Ocean, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Arcane Roots

Festival newcomer Ringmaster Festival, are pleased to announce the second installment of additions to this years line up. Taking place on 28th September on the Whitbourne Estate near Worcester is sure to be a great mix of music and food all with a vintage circus theme. 

To see the line-up in its entirety and to find out how you can get tickets click below...