No, you're not in too deep, you read it correctly! The fat-lip giving pop-punk Canadian bunch are storming around the UK in support of their brand-new album! With their latest album Order In Decline dropping this July, it's bound to make some appearances within the sets as they travel to the four sure to sell out shows in June. Tickets come on sale at the end of this week, so make sure you jump on this fast! Dates and full press release below: JUNE 23: EXETER, Castle Session
To celebrate another year in the life of Rock & Roll, the annual Kerrang! awards are back to showcase who's been thrashing, head banging and riffing 2017/8 to it's core. Come the 21st of June, Islington Town Hall will be filled to the brim of the finest faces in music, to find out who will take home the coveted Kerrang! awards! A full break down of awards and nominations are below! 1. BEST BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH In association with Rizla 1 Employed To Serve 2 Conjurer 3 Boston
It's a fairly cold Monday in Birmingham. But that hasn't stopped a capacity crowd from coming out to the Genting Arena tonight. Even as I arrive at about 7:45 (just in time to watch the support act), there's still a huge queue outside the entrance to the arena. As I walk in, I find a vast array of humanity lining the walls from the forum to the arena, where I find my seat and settle down to watch Alex Cameron kick off the proceedings and "grease up the stage" for the headline
Scottish natives, The Xcerts played a small intimate gig to their fans at The Flapper in Birmingham on Monday night.
It was quite obvious after the support act were finished and the small room began to fill, that most people that pushed into the packed room, were there for The Xcerts only. The lads kicked off their set with 'Daydream' from their new album.
They had a really great rapport both with each other on stage, and with the crowd which was great to see.
Florida natives Mayday Parade came back to Birmingham on Saturday night to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of their most popular albums, 'A Lesson in Romantics'. Their fans came out loyal and true to sing every song like a choir in the Institute; they made a small room sound like it was filled with thousands. 'Miserable at Best' got the loudest response from the crowd as usual with every person religiously singing 'I can live without you but, without you I'll be miserab
Right ok. Download Festival is SO CLOSE. Hang on let me count. 37 days. That's five and a half weeks away. So, if you're umming and ahhing over if you should go I'm here to convince you to go, by regaling you with my favourite headliners. Lets do this. 5. Avenged Sevenfold - 2014 First things first, I need to pre-face that this list will ONLY contain headliners I have seen. With that clear, I'll start with a headliner most doubted. Now I don't mean doubt as in MCR 2007 doubt,
Circa Waves stormed back to the UK and it was well overdue. It's a huge difference from when they previously came to Birmingham, going from the Hare & Hounds to headlining the O2 Institute. However first up is The Magic Gang and InHeaven. Fantastic support bands are becoming more and more common and this evening didn't change that for a second. With both acts having amazing energy and sound, it won't be long until they're out on tour. By the time Circa Waves hit the stage, th
Rocking out a different venue in a different city almost every night must be thirsty work for The Pigeon Detectives, but there they were at Stereo, a little bar and gig venue tucked away on Renfield Lane. The venue was filled to the brim with fans of all ages, ready to get a taste of the band’s old and new music. The night started with Franklin, who began their set with an instrumental track and their backs to the audience while they set up Go Pro’s to record their performanc
Friday night saw the ‘Popkids’ themselves, the Pet Shop boys hit Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, the dulcet drone of the electro beat thumping through the speakers liberated this more mature audience for a night of euphoric decadence that seen them emulating the phrase, ‘dance like no one’s watching’. Despite this being one of the more lavish gig’s I’ve been to, the crowd was dressed up to the nines, ladies in cocktail dresses and men dressed in smart suits were, despite seat
St Valentine's Day. A day full of chocolate, love, hearts and Metal! Well this year it certainly was, as Trivium played a packed out O2 Institute with SikTh and SHVPES. First on the bill is SHVPES. This Birmingham based band have been climbing the ranks and this spot on the lineup is a huge deal. But by god do they deserve it. With blistering vocals from the front man Griff (who you can hear our chat with here), who has more energy than some of the biggest known bands, and ai
MADINA LAKE ARE BACK!!! Yeah, you read that right. It is a truth fact. It is correct, sir. Madina Lake are reforming for a select few dates. The brothers Leone disbanded in 2013, but have rebanded (is that even a word? Meh, you get the idea) to play once more. They will return to the United Kingdom for the 10 year anniversary of "From Them, Through Us, To You", which includes massive songs like "Here I Stand", "House of Cards", "Now or Never", and "One Last Kiss". I guess you
HUZZAH! With their fifth album ‘Broken Glances’ being released on the 24th February, The Pigeon Detectives are heading on a UK and Ireland tour starting Thursday 23rd Feb in the Back To Ours Festival in Kingston Upon Hull (just one day before their official album release!). Am I excited? You bet I am! The West Yorkshire band, known for their hits such as ‘I Found Out’ and ‘Take Her Back’ are heading around (and out) the country to play sixteen shows in over two weeks to prom
It's 6.30 on a Monday night and I'm stood in the venue which I usually associate with midnight on a Saturday night, drunk. But this was for something much better. A tiny, intimate Kaiser Chiefs show. The 500 person room is buzzing with excitement as we walk in, and at 7, the man himself, Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio's Breakfast Host, jumps onstage. With a bit of banter with the crowd, he introduces the Chiefs who storm on stage to a huge roar. Ricky Wilson takes contro
Chances are, if you're 18 or over, you've listened to the album Costello Music. Most probably in full. And you probably know all the words to said album. Well it's now 10 years old, and The Fratellis are taking it on tour. But first out the gates is Johnny Lloyd. I could tell you all about his previous success with his old band Tribes, but I don't need to. Johnny's solo work is phenomenal and this support slot was a perfect warm up and start to the night. With a fantastic sou
On a stormy and soggy Monday evening, I dragged myself through floods and rain to what I can say was one of the most enjoyable Monday nights I've ever had. I was not prepared for Airbourne. To kick the night off however, I was greeted by four young women I had met earlier on in my day. Sadly no, I didn't strike it lucky at the bar, it was instead The Franklys. A four piece all female band from the UK, that when asked earlier what to expect responded, 'Hairy Beast'. At the tim
We Are Scientists are currently on tour all across the UK, hitting up and selling out venues left, right and centre. We sent Adam Reynolds along to catch a glimpse of them. It's not hugely busy when we get to the venue, but we had been advised to come down early, and make sure we check the first band (something I always try to do). Today's offering is a local 3 piece, called Quinn. Whilst in the bar outside the room, we're approached by a young guy, who tells us that the firs