Moose Blood returns to Slam Dunk Festival


In what will be Slam Dunk Festival’s tenth anniversary, emo and up and coming band Moose Blood are the latest to be announced in what could be the best one yet.

The lads from Canterbury already played at the festival last year and are set to entertain three packed out crowds once again on May bank holiday weekend.

Slam Dunk’s fourth announcement for this year also saw Enter Shikari’s Sound System, The Word Alive, Gnarwolves and more.

Headlining the show this year is none other than Panic! at the Disco and with lead singer Brendon Urie having an amazing few years and his band performing more recently  on the main stage at Reading Festival 2015.

With the Las Vegas band recently releasing their new album Death of a Bachelor the final act of the festival will be a perfect way to end in what will  be an awesome day at all three venues. See Panic! At The Disco’s classic Nine in The Afternoon below.

American heavy metal band Of Mice and Men will also be making an appearance, that is set to be hectic, alongside pop punk band New Found Glory and American metalcore Memphis May Fire.

Of Mice & Men from their official Facebook page

These acts and many more will be playing across seven stages throughout the festival in which is set to attract thousands of fans from the across the country.

The festival has three different locations and dates including Leeds City Centre on 28th May, Birmingham NEC on 29th May and Hatfield Forum on the 30th May.

To purchase tickets and see the whole line up – see here.


Enter Shikari announced as Hevy Fest headliner

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Enter Shikari announced as Saturday’s headliner

Enter Shikari have been announced as Saturday’s headliner for this years Hevy Fest as a host of bands are set tear up a new venue.

With the festival being at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park for the last two years, organisers have moved moved to Derbyshire, a long way away from Kent.

However this year’s line up looks to be bigger than ever as a second line up announcement was made this evening on BBC Radio One rock show.

Hevy Fest will take place on Friday 19th August will last for just the two days but expect absolute mayhem over that time.

Joining the Herfordshire post-hardcore band will be Swedish hardcore punk band Refused alongside Los Angeles based band The Bronx.

The Bronx, photo taken from their official Facebook page.

Metelcore band While She Sleeps have also been announced for the weekend with american post- hardcore band LA Dispute also joining them. (Listen to While She Sleep’s Four Walls below)


With many more bands already announced and more to come with prices from just £83 for the weekend, this could certainly one of the best value heavy music festivals in the country this year.

Buy your tickets now for Hevy Fest here.


Deaf Havana’s DJ set at District was pretty sick

Deaf Havana, photo taken from official Facebook page.

Deaf Havana put on a an absolute electric DJ set on Friday night (19/02/2016) at Southampton’s District at Lennons.

The King’s Lynn alternative band made sure that every single person had something to dance to and even lead singer James Veck-Gilodi sung along to a few himself.

Once they finished their set, the lads went around and joined in on the hectic fun that even saw some small mosh pits at one point.

James and the rest of the band put on some of the most current and old school tunes ranging from Bring me the Horizon to Limp Bizkit.

A fan view from the night

Deaf Havana have been announced as headliners at this years Handmade festival in April at Leicester’s O2 Academy.

Despite the band headlining festivals all over the UK and having great success with albums such as Old Souls and Fools and Worthless Liars, the fame has certainly not got to the lads.

After the night had finished, the band took some time to speak to their fans and made sure everyone got a photo.

Lead singer James Veck-Gilodi taking some time to speak to fans


You can listen to Deaf Havana’s latest song Cassiopeia below.

Shikari Sound System to enter District Southampton

Shikari Sound Sytem at Southampton’s Junk (photo from District’s Facebook event)

The boys from Enter Shikari will be heading to Southampton on Friday 4th March as they bring their sound system to life at Junk nightclub.

Rock/alternative night providers District are organising the event however they have decided to upgrade the venue from their weekly slot Lennons.

And with the Hertfordshire post-hardcore band playing at a number of arenas this month alone as well as London’s Alexandra Palace, it is no wonder why tickets are already selling out fast.

On the night you can expect a huge mash-up of everything from Shikari, from drum & bass and dubstep, to alternative and metal.

District are famous in the area for pulling off some of the most craziest and insane rocks nights so after the set you listen to the resident DJs who will be playing some of biggest and old school rock anthems ever to exist.

Early bird tickets have sold out already but you can purchase tickets here for £7.

Listen to Sorry You’re Not a Winner Enter Shikari’s Take to the Skies album below.

Twenty One Pilots set for UK tour


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Twenty One Pilots, photo from official Facebook page

American musical duo Twenty One Pilots have took the world of music to storm lately and they begin their tour in the UK in just ten days time.

Already announced as one of this year’s Reading Festival main stage acts, the boys from Columbus – Ohio, have had huge success with their new album Blurryface that got released nearly a year go.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun head to the 02 Academy in Newcastle on 19th February as they look to bring such hits as Tear in My Heart and Car Radio to the UK.

With all of the shows in the UK already sold out, the 10 dates are set to be some of the most insane and energetic nights in he country this year.

The last of the ten dates will be held at Portsmouth Guildhall on the 29th February, in what should be an epic send off for the lads.

Up and coming band Transviolet will also be performing with the lads throughout the tour.

Twenty One Pilots are playing in France tonight (9/02/16) at the Le Ninkasi Kao, Lyon and will be heading off to Germany, Belgium and Holland before their shows in the UK has even started.

The alternative hip hop/ electro pop outfit have an incredibly busy few months ahead with gigs in Japan, Brazil, Argentina among over massive countries in March.

Listen to Twenty One Pilot’s Car Radio below  |-/


Boston Manor to record debut album


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From the Boston Manor’s Facebook page: We’re hanging in the studio for 2 weeks, LP1 begins. Photo Cred: Tom Hancox

Boston Manor has today announced that they will be working on their new album over the next two weeks.

The lads, based in Blackpool, have already brought out two EPs Driftwood and more recently Saudade through Pure Noise Records.

There’s just no rest for Boston Manor as the Emo band has just come back from playing three gigs including Birmingham’s Asylum.

And that’s not the half of it, after the boys take some time in the studio, they head off on a European tour with Cheltenham band Crooks.

Both bands will be touring Belgium, Germany, Austria among other countries in what should be an epic tour and will start on the 20th February at the Mechelen Club Kamikaze, Belgium.

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Boston Manor tour dates for this year


With just one month in between, the lads will then start a UK and European tour with American pop punk band Knuckle Puck starting with Southampton’s Joiners on the 29th March.

Listen to Trapped Nerve from Boston Manor’s latest EP Saudade.