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!