This year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam final 8 bands have just wrapped up what to most bands would be a once in a life-time experience: performing a set at Donington’s Download Festival. Along with a set at Slam Dunk a few weeks prior, we got in touch with melodic metallers Dead Harts to talk about their experiences so far and what they’ve got planned very soon:
This year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam final 8 bands have just wrapped up what to most bands would be a once in a life-time experience: performing a set at Donington’s Download Festival. Along with a set at Slam Dunk a few weeks prior, we got in touch with pop-punkers Adelaide to talk about their experiences so far and what they’ve got planned very soon:
Now that Slam Dunk is out of the way and Download is happening this weekend, this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam festival line-up have now got a bit of experience behind them to tackle the many opportunities that will no doubt be presented to them. We caught up with Essex based rockers The Jellycats to talk about it all:
Now that Slam Dunk is out of the way and Download is happening this weekend, this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam festival line-up have now got a bit of experience behind them to tackle the many opportunities that will no doubt be presented to them. We caught up with Scottish alt rockers Mechanical Smile to talk about it all:
With the recent announcement of the eight bands going through to the festival tour of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam contest, we caught with the wildcard winners Golden Tanks from Reading. Ahead of their first stop of the festival tour at Slam Dunk Festival, the guys talked about getting to this stage of the competition, how the band came to be and why you should check them out as soon as you get a chance to:
It’s an understatement to say 2011 was a big year for Don Broco, and already 2012 seems to be putting the level of the last 12 months achievements in the dust. Not only do the Bedford rockers have a full-length album ‘Priorities’ on the way, they’ve been on several big support tour slots, released arguably their biggest single to date which even comes with its own dance move: ‘the walk’. We spoke with frontman Rob Damiani about why you should catch their set at Slam Dunk Festival this weekend, how to pull off ‘the walk’ in true style and more:
After vocalist Mario “Mazz” Gambardella took a brief break from the band to go travelling across the world, London’s Pariso returned back into the studio all guns blazing to release their recent brilliant full-length, ‘Nothing Beyond, Everything After’. With such passion and aggression held within a record that seemingly had a quick turnaround upon Mazz‘s return into the fixture, we spoke with the frontman and fellow bandmates Alex Fitzpatrick and Stuart Anderson to get to the core of how the release came to be. They shared with us the meaning behind the record’s title, the tribulations behind its creation, the meaning behind each and every track and much, much more.
So, make yourself a drink, sit down and learn more about Pariso and ‘Nothing Beyond, Everything After’ than first meets the eyes/ears:
Yorkshire terriers Marmozets are living proof that you age doens’t really matter when it comes to rocking the fuck out. Easily one of, if not the youngest band to be performing at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival, the band’s catalogue also composes of some of the most technical soundwaves the festival will be seeing this year too. We spoke with guitarist Sam Macintyre about the festival set, how he would class their genre and style, why you should catch their set and more:
Despite what many people may think, rap isn’t all about bragging about yo’ money, yo’ bitches, yo’ cars, yo’ house and yo’ bling; some rap artists actually create fun and innovative songs with a lot of clever witticisms about almost anything. MC Lars is one rapper which fits in such a bracket, who has delivered upon the world songs about Guitar Hero, the emo genre, Edgar Allen Poe literature and a lot more. With the release of his first ‘Greatest Hits’ album on the way and a set at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival too, we spoke with the man about his release, his festival set and what we can expect from him this year:
Though not as revered or as feared as he once was back in his glory days of the mid 90s/early 00s, Marilyn Manson‘s impression on the face of music and their controversial image and messages (more so over in America than over here in the UK) are undeniable. Originally starting out under the name of Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids, later changing and shortening their name to simply Marilyn Manson, the band and the frontman himself are still to this day household names and their sound is instantly recognisable. From the heavy as a whale bass lines, the gritty industrial metal embodiments, the glam rock influences and Manson’s trademark croaky vocals, they set a benchmark for shock rock.
The past year for Taking Back Sunday has been more than crazy for the band. Along with reforming to their 2002 line-up from their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ and performing a main stage slot at last year’s Reading/Leeds Festival, they also released their latest self-titled album to rave reviews across the board. Now, this year, they’re headlining the UK’s Slam Dunk Festival. So, what better time to chat to them? We spoke with bassist Shaun Cooper to see how they feel about headlining such a great festival, future plans and more:
The combination of electronica and heavy music is one that’s hard to master; it either comes across as cheesy, over indulgent, boring or lacking balance in both elements of the sound. Finally, three albums in, I See Stars seem to have honed the craft, as displayed with new record ‘Digital Renegade’. With a set confirmed at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival, we spoke with lead singer Devin Oliver to see why we need to catch their performance, upcoming plans and more: