Thursday 18 December 2014

BANE // to return to the UK in May 2015 with Comeback Kid!

Hardcore legends BANE are set to return to the the UK & Europe in May next year, as support to Comeback Kid. The band who released, 'Don't Wait Up', their first album in 8 years, though sadly also their final release, will play the one date in London. 
Click below to find out more...

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL // Releases a short film of 2014 festivities

We know you can't wait until Slam Dunk 2015, so we have a little treat for you. Before the lineup for next year is revealed we take a look back at this years festival. 
Click below to watch the film featuring Bury Tomorrow, Letlive, We Are The In Crowd, All American Rejects, Mallory Knox, Blitz Kids, Marmozets and many more...

Tuesday 9 December 2014

DON BROCO // Team up with Dr. Martens for a special #STANDFORSOMETHING Show

Don Broco stormed into London’s Our Black Heart for an incredibly intimate but no less energetic live set to just 150 lucky fans as part of the Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour.
This was a rare opportunity to see the band in these tiny confines before they step things up a gear in 2015 with a brand new album. Ahead of the release of that release, here they are performing new single 'Money Power Fame'. Click below to watch and find out what Don Broco stand for...

Sunday 7 December 2014

BLOGGER EXCHANGE // A Weekend Away to Manchester's #HotelOfMusic

When an invite from Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel group dropped into our inbox inviting us to spend a weekend in Manchester for their 10th anniversary to find out about the city’s iconic music scene we simply couldn’t wait to hop on a train and head for the north. Our resident presenter, Clare Harrison, set out to learn more about ‘Madchester’ and the hotel’s long history with music.
Click below for an exclusive Vlog and content from the weekend…

Sunday 23 November 2014

Mallory Knox // Live Review, Manchester Academy 2

Cambridge rockers, Mallory Knox, have had a phenomenal summer of festivals and winter doesn’t show any signs of them slowing. ‘Asymmetry’, the band’s sophomore album, was out only weeks ago and has already made huge waves in the British rock scene. 

Currently on a UK tour, Est.1987 headed down to the sold out Manchester Academy 2 show to see if the album was as good live as on record. Click below for our verdict…

Thursday 20 November 2014

Glamour of The Kill // ‘After Hours’, EP Review

Self-funding for Yorkshire’s Glamour of The Kill went from zero to 100% in the blink of an eye. With funding secured, the four-piece worked hard to put the wheels in motion and get the EP recorded. 

Was the wait worth it? Click below to hear what we thought…

Monday 3 November 2014

EofE // FREE DOWNLOAD of 'Bridges' & Tour Dates

EOFE have announced their new single 'BRIDGES' as a free download from their website. The Black Country 5-piece are primed and ready to blast their way into the beating hearts and twisted souls of rock fans across the UK. The band unleash their track as a free download, ahead of their first single-proper next year.
Click below to claim your free download and find out where you can catch the boys on tour...

Thursday 30 October 2014

GIG TO WATCH- Mallory Knox // Tour Preview

With a brand new album out this week, the Cambridge lads are going from strength to strength. Mallory Knox have had a busy year and one that is only set to get busier as they embark on a headline tour. The boys are joined on the road by Fort Hope and Moose Blood. 

With many dates already sold out and more having to be added this is November's hottest ticket. Click below for full info and we'll see you at the front...

Monday 27 October 2014

8123 TOUR SPECIAL // Interview with THE MAINE- John O'Callaghan and Kennedy Brock

The Maine are back on UK shores and back in London as part of their 8123 world tour. We sent Est.1987's Clare Harrison down to Camden's Electric Ballroom to have a chat with the guys before their show. 

Click below to watch the video interview and see what they had to say about the next chapter in the band, lessons they've learnt, and why Halloween will be extra sloppy...

8123 TOUR SPECIAL // THE MAINE, Live Review & Photo Set- Electric Ballroom, London

The 8123 World Tour made a stop in London last week which meant our favourite Arizonians, The Maine, were back in town. Joined on the road by Nick Santino and Lydia, both of whom are on the band’s own management, (aptly named 8123), the night was set to be a sure fire rock hit. The last time we caught up with the headliners they were in the UK supporting Deaf Havana, so we took the opportunity to catch up with the band before the show in Camden’s Electric Ballroom. 

Click below for the live review and see the photo-set from the show…

Deaf Havana's JAMES VECK-GILODI // Debut track 'Holes' and Tour Announcement

Deaf Havana frontman and chief-songwriter, James Veck-Gilodi, has today premiered his first track under his own name to coincide with announcing his first solo tour. The new project, which sees Veck-Gilodi joined by bandmate Max Britton, plays its first headline date this evening at a sold-out St Pancras Old Church in Kings Cross. 

Click below to listen to the track and to find out where you can catch the tour...

Monday 20 October 2014

8123 TOUR SPECIAL // Interview & Live Review with Support Act LYDIA

The UK is welcoming Lydia for the first time ever. They may have been a band for over a decade but this is their first jaunt over to UK shores on the 8123 Tour with The Maine. After taking a hiatus the Arizonians have returned with a new sense of vigour.

Est.1987 took the opportunity to head down to London’s Electric Ballroom to catch up with the band and they chatted to us about not being One Direction, being the band that don’t fit in any genre and how the secrets are all coming out now…

Sunday 19 October 2014

8123 TOUR SPECIAL // Interview & Live Review with Support Act NICK SANTINO

Nick Santino; the name may ring a bell. The former A Rocket To The Moon front man is going it alone and with a debut solo album already under his belt he is making a name for himself in his own right. He has been on the road with The Maine on their 8123 World Tour which has now graced UK shores. 

We headed down to Camden Town’s Electric Ballroom to catch up with the main man himself to chat about making his own rules, working on the album with The Maine’s Pat Kirch and his former days as that MySpace dude…

FUTURE TALENT #20 // Choir Vandals Interview

St. Louis based Choir Vandals may have only been making music for the past year or so, but they are already making waves in their US home and this is only the beginning. With a new EP release on the horizon and a tour with DADS and Tiny Moving Parts, Est.1987 caught up for a quick chat with the boys. 

Click below to read the interview and find out more about the tour and EP.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Twin Atantic // Tour Preview

Twin Atlantic have had an incredible year and the highlight is yet to come. Since May, the band have played T In The Park, Glastonbury Festival (John Peel stage), Radio 1 Big Weekend, The Great Escape VEVO Stage, three dates on Kings of Leon stadium tour (May, June), Reading and Leeds, Ryder Cup Gala. 
Now it is headline tour time! Click below to find out where you can catch the Scottish four piece and we'll see you at the front...

Friday 3 October 2014

X Factor- JAKE QUICKENDEN // Interview

After appearing on 2012s 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 in X Factor 2014 and has made it through to Judges houses with Simon Cowell.
Est.1987 caught up with Jake in Leeds last year before his comeback. We talk about X Factor, the support from fans, oh and pulling pints!

Sunday 28 September 2014

X Factor- THE BROOKS twins // Interview, Live Review & Photoset

Meet Josh and Kyle Brooks; they may only be fifteen but are already making waves on the UK music scene. Already garnering comparisons to the likes of Justin Bieber, the Cardiff twins’ fan-base is growing by the day. And if you haven’t already recognised the twins from their X Factor audition (which has over 220,000 views on YouTube), then their cheeky charm and soulful harmonies will be on your radar very soon. Est.1987 headed down to spend the day with the twins as they performed at Thorpe Park for the Showcase Live wrap party. 
Click below for a live review, photo set and to hear what the boys said about that X Factor audition, being compared to Jedward and being tweeted by Chris Brown…

Monday 22 September 2014

Deaf Havana // UK Tour this December

Following their recent main stage appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Norfolk sextet DEAF HAVANA are pleased to announce a run of regional headline dates for December. Support on all dates comes from LONELY THE BRAVE. Click below to find out where you can catch the tour and how you can get tickets...

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Mallory Knox // Tour Announcement

Mallory Knox will head out on their biggest tour yet in November, in support of their highly anticipated second album ‘Asymmetry’, out 27th October 2014 on Epic Records/Search and Destroy. Support on the tour comes from Frank Iero and the Cellabration, Fort Hope and Mooseblood.
Want to know where you can catch the guys and how you can buy tickets? Click below...

Thursday 28 August 2014

Reading & Leeds Festival Round-Up & 2015 Pre-sale

Reading & Leeds 2014 is over (cue sad faces all around) – One Of The Best Yet! A limited number of Weekend and Early Entry Tickets for 2015 available now. 

Click below to find out about 2015 and also reminisce on the good times last weekend. 

Photographer credit:
 Victor Frankowski

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Kerrang Tour 2015 // First Announcement- Don Broco & We Are The In Crowd

The wait is over- Kerrang has finally announced the first 2 acts for the 2015 Kerrang Tour. Headlining will be Bedford's own Don Broco. And the next act on the bill is NY's We Are The In Crowd.
Click below to find out where you can catch the tour and how you can get your hands on pre-sale tickets...

Fish Tank // Tour Announcement

After nearly four years, Fish Tank is finally going on tour! The Kent 3 piece is finally taking their electric live set to the road. We can't wait to get involved in this one. 

Click below to find out all the tour dates...

Tuesday 26 August 2014

ARCHITECTS // Announce their biggest UK headline tour to date, for March 2015

Following on from their triumphant Reading and Leeds Festival slot, Brighton based 4 piece ARCHITECTS can today unveil their huge March 2015 UK headline tour, their biggest ever dates in the UK. The dates follow on from a huge European tour through Feb 2015. The band will also be releasing their new single ‘Colony Collapse’ on September 29th.

CLICK BELOW to find out where you can catch the tour...

Tuesday 12 August 2014


Black Country rockers EOFE, who recently supported MCBUSTED, have been announced to support THE VAMPS on their upcoming tour of the UK. From the confirmation last night directly from The Vamps via Twitter to their 1.4 million followers, ‘E of E’ immediately became a UK trending topic with fans eager to see the band and excited by the announcement.
CLICK BELOW to find out all the tour info and how you can get tickets...

Friday 8 August 2014

Young Guns // New Single, 'I Want Out'

Young Guns are back with the debut single from their third, as-yet-untitled full-length. The track was Zane Lowe’s 'Hottest Record' on his Radio 1 show last night and is available to buy now. CLICK BELOW to watch the animated video and to find out where you can get your hands on the track...

Monday 4 August 2014

All Time Low // ‘One Night In London with ALL TIME LOW’ - London’s SSE Arena Wembley

‘One Night In London with ALL TIME LOW’ at London’s SSE Arena Wembley! ALL TIME LOW are proud to announce their first UK arena show, a headline show at London’s SSE Arena in Wembley on March 20th 2015.  The show will be filmed for a forthcoming DVD release.

To find out more and where you can get your hands on tickets, CLICK BELOW...

Monday 28 July 2014

SOLEMN SUN // Introduction To The Band and Premiering ‘Josef’

SOLEMN SUN is an ambitious rock outfit, with only a dissected name from their previous output remaining. Debut single, ‘Josef’, is not only a clear statement of intent from the re-energised and re-focused quartet, but a perfect appetiser of what’s the come.
To find out more about the band, watch the video and to find out where you can check out the band live, CLICK BELOW...

Wednesday 23 July 2014

CLIMATES // Announce Debut Album, ‘Body Clocks’, & UK headline tour for October

CLIMATES announce debut album, ‘Body Clocks’, and UK headline tour for October!

Since late last year, Climates have been hard at work completing said long player, collaborating with engineer Stu McKay (Brutality Will Prevail, Malevolence) and mixer Sean Genockey (Eagles Of Death Metal, Desert Sessions).

Click below to find out more about the album and where you can catch the band on tour...

Monday 21 July 2014

The Xcerts // New Video for 'Shaking In The Water'

THE XCERTS release video for brand new single, 'Shaking In The Water'. released through Raygun Records, July 21st. Aberdeen/Exeter 3 piece will play a London headline show this evening (July 21st) at The Black Heart in Camden and there will be an exclusive 1st play of the single this evening (July 21st) on XFM John Kennedy. Click below to check out the new video and find out where you can catch the guys live...

Wednesday 16 July 2014

NECK DEEP // Confirmed to support BLINK 182 on August 8th!

It's fair to say 2014 has been a whirlwind year for Wrexham's Neck Deep so far. The pop-punk quintet have released their debut album, 'Wishful Thinking', completed sell-out headline tours of the US and UK, adorned front covers of magazines both sides of the pond and already started to pick up awards for their troubles too.
And now they're supporting Blink 182 in London on August 8th. Click below for more info...

Monday 14 July 2014

Pennywise // Album Review, ‘Yesterdays’

Pennywise is back with their eleventh studio release to date. ‘Yesterdays’ sees the return of Jim Lindberg as frontman as the California four-piece takes inspiration from songs written much earlier in the band’s life, prior to bassist Jason Thirsk passing away in ‘96.

The album is released today; we took a listen to see what the band’s first release in two years has to offer. Click below to see what we thought…

The Word Alive // New Video for Single, 'Lighthouse'

Arizonan metallers The Word Alive have posted a video for new single, 'Lighthouse', taken from their recently released album 'REAL'. The band are also currently running a competition on their  website at in which fans can enter to win the signed microphone used by frontman Telle in the video, handwritten lyrics, a custom skinned iPod touch and custom The Word Alive headphones. The quintet return to the UK for a headline tour in October and will be joined by The Color Morale and Like Moths To Flames.
To find out how you can enter the competition and see all the tour dates, CLICK BELOW...

Monday 7 July 2014

EofE // Announce UK Headline Tour

McBusted's support act EofE have announced details of their first nationwide headline tour, to take place this autumn. Following on from their debut single 'Lust' hitting #8 in the official UK rock singles chart earlier this year, their second single 'Piece of You' will be released on 17th August. They are filming the video for the track this week in Birmingham.
For all the tour info and what happened when we caught up with the band on the McBusted tour, click below...

Monday 30 June 2014

Reading & Leeds Festival // READING SOLD OUT

22ND – 24TH AUGUST 2014, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND- Reading Festival Weekend Tickets Sold Out!! With just over seven weeks to go until the gates open for Reading & Leeds 2014, taking place from 22nd – 24th August, all Weekend Tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out!

For more info click below...

Friday 27 June 2014

Speaking In Shadows // Release New Video & Announce EP Details

Midlands’ rockers Speaking In Shadows released new video for ‘Technicolour Trainwreck’. The track is taken from taken from forthcoming EP “The Lies We Lead” which drops on July 15th. The 6-track was recorded with producer Lee Batiuk, the man behind Deaf Havana’s top 10 record 'Old Souls' as well as recent efforts from While She Sleeps and Young Guns

Click below to watch the new video...

Monday 23 June 2014


Hot off the heels of their UK support tour with Bury Tomorrow, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk have been announced as the opening band on the Tonight Alive tour in October, alongside The Summer Set. The bands current album, 'Pardon My French', has this week been reissued by Fearless Records as a deluxe version, featuring four brand new tracks. Tour details and album info below...

Thursday 12 June 2014

The Word Alive // Anounce UK October Tour

Arizonan metallers The Word Alive have announced a UK headline tour for October. The band who released their new album, 'Real', this week will be joined by The Color Morale and Like Moths To Flames.
Click below to find out where you can catch the tour, watch the video for new single 'Lighthouse' and read an interview with the guys...

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Bipolar Sunshine // New Video, 'Deckchairs on the Moon'

After recently announcing his new single ‘Deckchairs on the Moon', released on 13th July, Bipolar Sunshine has unveiled the video for the track. Directed by the up-and-coming Swiss director Karim Huu Do (Bombay Bicycle Club), the video is set in the striking Teide National Park.
Click below to watch the video and find out where you can catch him performing this summer. 

Thursday 22 May 2014

FUTURE TALENT #19// The LaFontaines, Interview

Est.1987 Future Talent is back; meet The LaFontaines, the Scottish five-piece have just been on tour with America's Bad Rabbits and have been taking the UK by storm with their unique blend of hip-hop, rock and pop.

We sat down with for a chat with front-man Kerr Okan to chat about touring, their unique sound and why there isn't any party like a Fontaine party...

Tuesday 20 May 2014

McBusted // Live Review, Manchester Phones 4 U Arena

When Busted and Mcfly announced they were joining forces the internet just about went into melt down; so it is no surprise that the entire UK tour is a sell out. The supergroup is drawing in fans of all ages and; a legion of screaming girls has descended on Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena. So Est.1987 had to head down to see what all the fuss was about.

 Want to read our live review and see what we thought? Click below…

Monday 19 May 2014

EofE support McBusted // Interview & Live Review, Manchester Phones 4U Arena

McBusted is the hot ticket in town. The supergroup combining the musical forces of Busted and McFly is currently taking over Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena for a 3 day sold out stint. And tasked with the job of warming up the crowd? Midlands pop rockers EofE. We caught up with the four-piece ahead of the show to chat about playing to over 380,000 people, the new single and their dream supergroups.

Click below to read the interview and live review…

Friday 16 May 2014

HILDAMAY 2008 - 2014 //

Kent alt rock / post-hardcore crew Hildamay have revealed that they are calling it a day.

Vocalist Tim Lawrence has issued the following statement:

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Hildamay is no more. We could feed you a load of crap about why we've decided to call it a day. Truth is, times change; as do tastes, friendships and desires. Fact is that pouring your heart and soul into something for so long can take its toll, and you all know that we were a band that thrived on the road....

Thursday 15 May 2014

The Maine // Announce New UK Tour & Deluxe Edition of Forever Halloween

The Maine have only just wrapped on a UK tour supporting Deaf Havana, but are already planning on another jaunt to the UK. And, this time it's out on a headline run. 
We caught up with the guys a few weeks ago; click below to read the interview and live review and find out where you can catch the guys on their Autumn headline tour...

Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Maine // Interview & Live Review

Last time we caught up with rock five-piece, The Maine, they were over in the UK with We Are The Ocean. The boys are back on British shores with Deaf Havana and are storming up and down the country.
We headed down to the magnificent Clapham Grand to catch up with the band and watch them perform at the iconic venue. Click below to read the interview and live review…

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Of Mice & Men + Issues // Live Review, Manchester Ritz

Of Mice & Men and Issues have been busy taking North America by storm on a knock out tour with Bring Me The Horizon for the past two months, but now they return to the UK with fans welcoming them with open arms as the highly anticipated sold out UK tour begins. 

Click below to read our review and find out what we thought...

Monday 28 April 2014

Beartooth // Live review, Manchester Ritz

You may recognise Beartooth front-man from US band Attack Attack! but Caleb Shomo’s new five piece is back in the UK storming up and down the country on the Of Mice and Men tour. After hearing the band’s debut EP and anticipating the new album, which is released in June, we were eager to head down to see their live show.

 Est.1987 went to check them out at Manchester Ritz. Click below to read our review…

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Native’s fans had a bit of a wait on their hands for their debut album, ‘Indoor War’.  However, the wait was well worth it. We caught up with the guys on their headline tour in celebration of the album to chat about working on the full length, acoustic sessions and building their fan community…

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Slam Dunk Festival 2014 // 3 More Bands Announced & Acoustic Stage

Joining exclusive headliners All American Rejects will be 3 new additions- Feed The Rhino,  Native and Landscapes. The Acoustic Stage has also announced it's line up which includes I Am The Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana and The Movielife. 

Click below to find out the full line-up and how you can get tickets...

Friday 4 April 2014

LostAlone // Album Review, Shape of Screams

Derby rockers, Lostalone are back with their third album, ‘Shape Of Screams’. Recorded deep in the English countryside, with forays into central London, the new album is a collection of fears and doubts and hopes and dreams. We got our hands on a copy of the new record before its release on April 7th

Click below to find out what we thought…

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Slam Dunk Festival // 13 New Bands Announced

Joining exclusive headliners All American Rejects will be the wonderful Kids In Glass Houses.  Having announced their impending split earlier in the year, this was the one festival they truly wanted to do a final time.  In celebration of which, they will be exclusively playing their massive debut album ‘Smart Casual’ in it’s entirety. Other acts announced include Mallory Knox, Chiodos, Jesse James, We The Kings, MC Lars and Capdown.

For all the details click below...