THE USED – ALBUM REVIEW

There’s unashamed use of obvious audio effects, distorting singer Bert McCracken’s voice into a twisted sort of thing that sits, and has done for many years now, comfortably amongst a mixture of drums, guitars and a few more computer generated sounds. read more

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SAY ANYTHING – ALBUM REVIEW

Has it really only been two and a half years since Say Anything’s last self-titled offering? I guess anticipation can make even a small wait feel like forever, so the last two and a half years have been an eternity for fans of Mister Max Bemis and co.

Anarchy, My Dear is finally here and begging to be played on repeat but to get a more in depth look, we reviewed it for you.

MUSIC PIRACY FEATURE

It’s very rare to find someone in this day and age who hasn’t succumbed to one little illegal download in their life. Even if it was just a song by a band you were curious about, most people do it and know full well they’re breaking the law.

Most will tell you that times are hard, which yes, they are hard but does this really give us the right to illegally download albums by bands who are working like crazy just to make it somewhere in the world? read more 

SLAM DUNK ON TOUR

Slam Dunk have announced their first ever sponsored tour, ‘Slam Dunk On Tour’. This will feature bands already confirmed acts Hit The LightsThe Story So Far and Decade, and we are pleased to announce Transit on both this tour as well as the festival. This tour will hit the road around the UK for 11 dates, including sets at both festival dates.

23.05 – Trillians, Newcastle
24.05 – Moho, Manchester
25.05 – Academy 2, Liverpool
26.05 – Slam Dunk North @ Leeds Uni
27.05 – Slam Dunk South @ Hatfield
28.05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29.05 – King Tuts, Glasgow
30.05 – Asylum, Birmingham
31.05 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
01.06 – CF10, Cardiff
02.06 – The Peel, Kingston

Slam Dunk On Tour tickets are £12 regionally and Slam Dunk Festival tickets are £32.50 per day, both are available from www.seetickets.com.

7 ADDITIONS TO SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL

7 new bands have been announced for the mighty Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds and Hatfield this May:

Cartel | Mc Lars | No Trigger | Heartsounds | Decade | Save Your Breath | It Boys  

The line-up at present can be seen on our super special Slam Dunk Festival feature post which gives details of both Slam Dunk North and South as well as Scotland, Wales and the newly announced Slam Dunk on Tour tour.