Wednesday 4 November 2015

DEAF HAVANA // debut brand new song 'Cassiopeia'

Ahead of intimate shows later this month Deaf Havana debut brand new song 'Cassiopeia'. With an album on the imminent horizon, this is the first place to hear their new material!

Click below to check out the incredible new track and to find out where you can catch the guys on tour...

Monday 2 November 2015

Don Broco // Tour Support Announcement

Don Broco have announced the supporting artists for their upcoming December UK tour. Indie rockers Coasts will join the Bedford four-piece, alongside Arcane Roots and Symmetry.
Click below for more info and watch a video of Don Broco covering Ellie Goulding's 'On My Mind'...

Monday 14 September 2015


Leeds Festival  - Sunday review feat. Marmozets, Pierce The Veil, Royal Blood, BMTH, Metallica & more...


Leeds Festival - Saturday review feat. Don Broco Panic! at The Disco, All Time Low, Bastille, Limp Bizkit and Mumford & Sons ...


Leeds Festival - Friday review feat. Gaslight Anthem, Coasts, Years & Years, Little Comets, The Libertines & more...

Thursday 20 August 2015

Don Broco // Live Review - The Duchess, York

 It’s not often we have big shows in York, but tonight is a pretty special gig at The Duchess. With the release of brand new album, ‘Automatic’, fresh out this week and lingering high in the UK charts, Don Broco are treating the lucky fans who snapped up a sold out ticket to one of the smallest tours the band have announced in years.

CLICK HERE to read the full review and see the photo set...

Sunday 2 August 2015

HomeTown // Interview

HomeTown, the six piece Irish boyband sensation, formed by Louis Walsh, are about to take the UK by storm. I say “boyband”, what I really should be saying is vocal group. And, the six boys have been taking a firm hold on the Irish charts with their latest single beating One Direction and Ed Sheeran to the top spot. 

HomeTown hit the UK a matter of weeks ago so Est.1987 took the opportunity to sit down with Cian Morrin to chat all things performing, group bonding and who’s the messiest to live with…

Tuesday 21 July 2015

SUNSET SONS // Interview

Anglo Australian quartet, Sunset Sons, have just headed off on a huge run of festival dates including Glastonbury, T in The Park, Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds. 
The new single 'She Wants' is due on August 14 via Polydor and is on the daytime playlist at XFM and the band have just finished working with Adam Powell (the man behind visuals for Charlie XCX & Jessie Ware) on the accompanying video.

We sat down with the drummer, Jed to chat about being musically inspired in Nashville, winning new fans and secret surf spots...

Monday 13 July 2015

DON BROCO announce new single 'SUPERLOVE', plus UK August tour

DON BROCO have announced new single 'SUPERLOVE', plus have also announced a series of intimate headline shows, returning to the early venues of their career. The seven-date tour will kick off with a hometown show in the first venue the band ever played at Bedford’s Esquires, before working its way through the country and finishing at Glasgow’s King Tuts on August 14th

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

Friday 1 May 2015

AS IT IS // Co-headline UK tour with This Wild Life

Hot on the heels of the release of their UK Top 40 debut album, 'Never Happy, Ever After', AS IT IS embark on a co-headline tour of the UK with This Wild Life next week. With dates already selling out, get yours now and we'll see you at the front.
Click below for all the tour info and to watch the latest video...

Thursday 23 April 2015

Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil Rockstar Energy World Tour // Photo-set

Missed out on the Rockstar Energy World Tour? Or just want to relive the 10/10 show? Well we sent photographer Danny Peart to the Leeds shpw to capture the action.
Click below for all the photos...

Thursday 16 April 2015


The award winning Slam Dunk Festival has revealed the secret location of the infamous aftershow party at its new Northern site.Taking place on 23rd May 2015 in Leeds city centre over venues Millennium Square, O2 Academy and Leeds Beckett University, more than 4,000 festival-goers will get the chance to continue the huge party over at the first direct Arena. All the details below...

Walk The Moon // NEW SINGLE - Shut Up + Dance

The Brilliant new single from Ohio four-piece, Walk The Moon, is released 17th May. "Shut Up + Dance" is an upbeat anthem with a nod to the 80's.

To watch the brilliant video and to read and interview with the band CLICK HERE...


Wednesday 8 April 2015

The Maine // American Candy album review

The Maine has been on a musical journey from their humble, and neon, beginnings. However, amidst their varying musical directions they have always felt genuine and never forced; they have remained true to their fans and more importantly to themselves every step along the way. It is with those thoughts in the forefront of our minds that we listen to their latest offering,  ‘American Candy’. 

Want to know what we thought? Click HERE to find out…

Tuesday 7 April 2015


Fearless Vampire Killers have their fingers in many pies; and great pies they are too. With a new novel just released and  comic book on the horizon we headed down to London’s Super Comic Con at the Excel Centre to have a chat with the guys. 
Click below for an exclusive interview and VLOG…

Monday 23 March 2015

THE MAINE // AMERICAN CANDY, the new album is coming..

Arizona indie-rockers The Maine are back with their third independent album, 'American Candy' released via 8123 on March 31st 2015. 

Along with the release date announcement, the band are teasing fans with an audio taste of the record - in the form of their first single, 'English Girls'. CLICK BELOW to watch the video for the infectious new single and find out more about the album...

Sunday 15 March 2015


Part 1 of this Blogger's Exchange began when Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel  invited myself and Manchester blogger, Zoe, to spend a weekend in Manchester for their 10th anniversary. We got to find out about the city’s iconic music scene. For Part 2 Zoe came down to London to stay with our resident presenter, Clare Harrison at Radisson Blu Edwardian in Covent Garden. Being at the heart of the City meant they could explore the Seven Dials area and the shopping it had to offer as well as indulging in an incredible Afternoon Tea. 

CLICK HERE to watch the VLOG and check out what the Bloggers got up to...

Wednesday 11 March 2015

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015 // Final Announcement

Following the two previous HUGE announcements, SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL is back for one final band announcement.

Click below to find out the full line-up...

Tuesday 10 March 2015

LIVE REVIEW // Walk The Moon / All Time Low / You Me At Six – Manchester Arena – 13/02/15

Tonight marks a point in the history of two very hard working bands over the past 10 years. All Time Low and Britain’s very own You Me At six join forces to the delight of many fans to co headline a set of arena shows across the UK, for what is set to be a very entertaining tour. And what's more is they have brought along Ohio indie-pop sensation with them. We couldn't resist going along for the ride. 
Click below to see what we thought and to read our interview with Walk The Moon...

All Time Low // "Kids In The Dark", NEW SINGLE

ALL TIME LOW reveal new single, ‘Kids In The Dark’, from the forthcoming new album, ‘Future Hearts’! They’ve repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.1 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation and they’re kicking off a whole new chapter in 2015. 
CLICK BELOW to watch the brand new video... 

Attention Thieves // "Culture of Fear", NEW SINGLE

ATTENTION THIEVES are back and we couldn't be happier about it. ‘Culture of Fear’, the first single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Year of the Jackal’ is released on May 18th. 

Click below to check out the brand new single...

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Walk The Moon // Interview & Review, London Headline Show

Earlier this month we saw Walk The Moon playing arena shows with You Me At Six and All Time Low, but their headline London show brought the intimacy up a level. And we knew we would be in for a treat. 

We also caught up with the guys before the show to chat about the brand new album, getting angry and 'ragey' and didgeridoos...

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Rotting Out // ''Reckoning'- EP Review

Los Angeles based hardcore/punk band Rotting Out has announced that they will release a new EP called Reckoning on March 9th via Pure Noise Records. The record features five blistering track in just over 10 minutes. 

Want to know what we thought? Click below...

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Kerrang Tour // Live Review & Photo set

The unusual early start of 5.30 this evening in Leeds would make you think the crowd might be arriving in dribs and drabs throughout the night, nevertheless a supersized queue of early birds are down to take on the Kerrang tour from start to finish.
Click below to read the full review and see all the photos...

Slam Dunk Festival // 2ND ANNOUNCEMENT...


Earlier this month, SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL announced its huge return to the festival circuit with headliners YOU ME AT SIX.  The festival, which takes place over the May bank holiday weekend at 3 sites in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton, announced a massive increase in capacity at all events late last year. 2015 sees the Leeds event return to its original home, Millennium Square.


All the Brits 2015 winners....

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Reading & Leeds Festival // Final Headliner Announced & over 50 acts

Reading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners!  The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002.  
Festival organisers also announce over 50 acts today including:
All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees, Knife Party, Limp Bizkit, Tyler, The Creator, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Jamie XX, Boy Better Know,
Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, New Found Glory, Mastodon, Cancer Bats, Django Django, The Wombats, Frank Turner, Ash, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Azealia Banks,
Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy and tonnes more!

Thursday 19 February 2015

More Than Conquerors // 'Red' - Single Review

Northern Irish alt-rockers, More Than Conquerors, will release the first single of 2015 via their own label, Oil Tape Records, entitled, ‘Red’(along with b-side 'Diamonds Over Glory'). They took the album on the road and left a trail of pounding live shows through the UK and Europe, holding close an ever increasing fan base. So of course we couldn't help have a cheeky listen to the new single. 

Want to know what we thought? Click HERE

Monday 16 February 2015

Beartooth // Interview

Ohio metalers, Beartooth, is currently out on the road on the Kerrang Tour. Joining Don Broco, Bury Tomorrow, We Are The In Crowd and Young Guns they have been taking the UK by storm. We caught up with guitarist, Taylor Lumley, to chat about the new album, giving out advice and Nandos!
Click below to read the full interview and stay locked to Est.1987 because we will have a Kerrang Tour live review coming soon...

Wednesday 4 February 2015


SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL is back with a BANG and now ready to announce the first bands for the 2015 festival. Headlining will be the mighty YOU ME AT SIX, who have a very special place in SLAM DUNK history; having played the festival regularly on their way up to stardom and also released their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours' through the festivals very own Slam Dunk label. 

Joining them will be TAKING BACK SUNDAY and LOWER THAN ATLANTIS. Full lineup below...

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Thunder // Announce UK Arena Tour

Legendary English rock band, Thunder are touring around the release of their brand new landmark tenth studio album, 'Wonder Days', which is out on Feb 16th.

 Support comes from Reef and Tax The Heat. Click below to see all the dates...

LuvBug // (led by Marvin Humes) Announce new single 'Revive (Say Something)' - 25th January

UK dance collective LuvBug, follow-up their brilliant debut single ‘Resonance’ feat. Talay Riley (peaked at #7 on the iTunes chart) with a new deep house track called Revive (Say Something). The track is released Jan 25th 2015 via Polydor Records and was co-written with MNEK (written #1 singles for Duke Dumont – ‘Need U (100%)’ and Oliver Heldens – ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’). CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO...