Monday 30 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Hit The Deck Festival Feat. Don Broco

We take a look back at some of the best gigs, festivals and bands of 2013. Next up is Hit The Deck Festival. 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...

Friday 27 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Bastille, Interview & Live Review

“Even being number two, or three or four or five is totally unbelievable. We literally can’t believe it, it’s the weirdest thing in the world.” Dan Smith, Bastille
Next up in our look back over 2013 are Brit favourites- Bastille. It’s early evening on Sunday 10th March and Bastille’s debut album “Bad Blood”, after fending off the likes of Emeli Sande, has just been announced as scoring the prestigious number one spot in the Official Top 40 Chart. The band’s recent success may have come as a surprise to some, however a huge underground following has made Bastille the UK’s worst kept secret; word of mouth has seen their fan base grow and grow even before the album release, and quite rightly so. 
Est.1987 caught up with Dan and Kyle at their sold out Leeds show…

Monday 23 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Slam Dunk Festival North FEAT. All Time Low

We take a look back at some of the best gigs, festivals and bands of 2013. First up, a look back at Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds this May. ALL TIME LOW flew in to play at Slam Dunk Festival over May bank holiday weekend. And more than just playing the festival for the first time, they are headlining it; their first UK headline festival slot ever [and about time too].
We caught up with All Time Low ahead of the show to chat about loving the UK, amusement games and wearing Ron Jeremy’s old costume. To read the interview and live review and to check out some photo's from their set click below...

Saturday 21 December 2013

Hit The Deck Festival 2014 // Brand New Confirmed to Headline

Long Island, NY's BRAND NEW will headline the 2014 Hit The Deck Festivals in Bristol and Nottingham on April 19th and 20th respectively. 
The news comes days after the band confirmed a string of UK and European headline dates for April.
For all the Hit The Deck info, ticket link and Brand New UK tour dates, click below...

Thursday 12 December 2013

Findlay // Live Review, Manchester Sound Control

Ahead of catching Findlay on tour we caught up with her to chat about being out on the road, her Manchester roots and chips and gravy. It’s safe to say she had us pretty hyped about the live show. CLICK HERE to read the preview interview.
We headed down to the last date of the tour at Manchester’s Sound Control, a homecoming show for the female rocker. Click below to read our live review…

Wednesday 11 December 2013

The Flatliners// Interview with Chris Cresswell & Live Review at Star & Garter, Manchester

Having been a band for over a decade The Flatliners have been on quite the musical evolution, and they’re still only twenty six years old. The Ontario four-piece is back on a mammoth European and UK tour, off the back of new album ‘Dead Language’. We headed down to Manchester’s Star and Garter to catch the live set.
It was great to sit down with front-man Chris Cresswell before the show to chat about touring, why the album was over 3 years in the making and hi love for coloured vinyl.
To read the interview in full and the live review of the Manchester show click below…

Saturday 7 December 2013

NME RADAR TOUR 2013 // Cerebral Ballzy- Interview & Live Review

It’s been a couple of years since we last caught up with New York punk outfit Cerebral Ballzy and, it is safe to say, they have been causing chaos ever since. Back over in the UK they are coming to the end of a headline run on the NME Radar Tour 2013. Est.1987 headed down to The Cockpit in Leeds to catch the final night of the tour. Click below to read the live review and to find out what happened when we caught up with front-man Honor Titus before the show to chat about the new record, working with Julian Casablancas and partying in a more expansive way…

Thursday 5 December 2013

Don Broco // Live Review & Photo Set, Leeds Met

Headlining their first festival, bagging a top 40 single and playing main stage at Reading and Leeds, Don Broco’s 2013 hasn’t been half bad. The Bedford four-piece is currently storming the UK on another headline tour and, with all dates near sell-outs, it’s the perfect pre-Christmas treat before the guys take time away to work on album number two.

Last time the Bedford four-piece were in Leeds they were storming the main stage at the festival so we were excited to see what their live headline show had to offer. Click below to read our live review and to view all the photos from the show…

Monday 2 December 2013

Vans Warped Tour // Kevin Says Tour, Live Review ITCH

Last month we caught up with iTCH ahead of the Vans Warped Tour coming back to the UK. As well as playing the main event at London’s Alexandra Palace iTCH was also heading out on the Kevin Says Tour. A couple of firsts were in store as we headed down to the Leeds show last week; it is the first time that the Kevin Says Tour has hit the UK and, indeed,  iTCH’s first headline tour. We also checked out main support RDGLDGRN. 
Click below to read the live review, see all the photos and read our interview with iTCH himself…

Sunday 1 December 2013

Findlay // Interview & Tour Preview

Hot on the heels of supporting Jake Bugg and Miles Kane, one woman powerhouse Findlay is setting out on her own headline tour. 

She took time out to chat to Est.1987 about getting out on the road, recording with Flood and the lack of chips and gravy in London. Click below to read the interview in full and to find out where you can catch the tour...