SLAM DUNK SCOTLAND REVIEW

For pop-punk fans across the country, the summer festival season is usually kicked off by the ever-growing Slam Dunk travelling circus.  Taking lead from the tradition established in 2010, this year’s North and South festivals were accompanied by gigs further afield whose line-ups gave a taste of what was on offer at the main event.  We headed along to Slam Dunk Scotland to get a piece of the action…read more

MAYDAY PARADE LIVE REVIEW


With three bands playing before them (two of them making their début performances to a a neglected London crowd), Mayday Parade have a hefty task ahead of them in making this their night. Not that they have much to worry about; the audience in question seem so grateful to escape the apocalyptic rain pelting down outside that I wouldn’t put it past them to stand through an hour and a half of Rebecca Black covers with smiles on their faces…Read more

NEW FOUND GLORY UK DATES


Whilst over in the UK for Reading & Leeds Festivals, New Found Glory have added a string of UK dates:

21.08 – Birmingham, Academy
22.08 – Glasgow, Garage (Rock & Roll Damnation Festival)
23.08 – London, Electric Ballroom
24.08 – Brighton, Concorde 2
26.08 – Reading Festival
27.08 – Leeds Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS UK TOUR


In support of their self-titled record, Forever The Sickest Kids will be heading over to UK shores in October on the following dates:

05.10 – Norwich, Waterfront
06.10 – Birmingham, HMV Institute
07.10 – Manchester, Academy 2
08.10 – Leeds, Cockpit
10.10 – Glasgow, Garage
11.10 – Cardiff, Millenium Music Hall
12.10 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
13.10 – London, Electric Ballroom

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES ALBUM AND TOUR INFO

Welsh mob Kids In Glass Houses have announced their third studio album ‘In Gold Blood’ will be released on August 15th. A free download of the title track is available at http://www.ingoldblood.com from 8pm GMT. The band have also announced a UK tour in October:

01.10 – Bristol, Academy
02.10 – Norwich, UEA
04.10 – London, Forum
05.10 – Leeds, Academy
06.10 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
08.10 – Southampton, Guildhall
09.10 – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
10.10 – Manchester, Academy
12.10 – Nottingham, Rock City

Tickets are on sale 9AM on Friday 27th May. Get ’em quick!

THE SUMMER SET LIVE REVIEW

Alternative pop-and-a-bit-punk bands may feel like a dime a dozen but OurZone tour headliners The Summer Set are made of stronger stuff than your average effort. The inside the tiny Islington Bar Academy is buzzing for Arizona’s latest upstarts to take the stage for their first ever show outside of North America. Read more…