Date: May 1st, 2013
Venue: The Croft, Bristol
Support: Gnarwolves / The American Scene
The Croft will be shutting down in a couple of weeks time, and one of the biggest shows left is The Story So Far‘s visit to Bristol town. Everyone’s favourite pop-punkers are here campaigning to make standing still a crime in what is a unique opportunity to see the band before they inevitably start playing far bigger venues.
After 18 months in absence, it goes without saying that the UK are more than hungry for Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon to tour again, especially following a full month after the release of their critically acclaimed new record, ‘Sempiternal’. Now, back on the road, hitting intimate venues when compared to what they can easily sell out now, and with a whole album’s worth of new material, we went to get involved at tour stop number one: Manchester.
Date: April 21st, 2013
Venue: Rock City / The Rescue Rooms / Stealth / The Forum, Nottingham
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Growing and expanding to be able to now accomodate two dates in two separate cities, Hit The Deck Festival has certainley come a long ways since its humble beginnings a few short years back in 2011. Taking place across new second home Bristol and original location Nottingham, we decided to take part yet again this year and headed to Nottingham to catch what will yet again be a great day for rock and alternative music.
Tags: Army Of Freshmen, Attack Attack! (US), Attention Thieves, Black Dogs, Bleed From Within, Bossk, Devil Sold His Soul, Dingus Khan, Don Broco, Empress, Evarose, Fearless Vampire Killers, Feed The Rhino, First Blood, Fort Hope, Hit The Deck Festival, Hundredth, Landscapes, Mallory Knox, Max Raptor, NeverShoutNever, Pure Love, Rolo Tomassi, Silent Screams, Sinners Highway, Skies In Motion, Sonic Boom Six, Stick To Your Guns, Summerlin, We Are The In Crowd, We Are The Ocean, Whirr
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Date: April 18th, 2013
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Support: Lacey / Erik Chandler
Spring is finally here, and with it comes the sun. Brighter days call for brighter music, and what music is brighter than that of the colourful genre of pop-punk? Now, there are some big names in pop-punk, not to mention a fuck tonne of smaller acts too, but without a shadow of a doubt, Patent Pending are one of the greatest underdog bands of the genre. Over the last 12 years, they’ve been hard at work, making a name for themselves and now they’re finally here, in the UK, for their own headline tour.
Date: April 11th, 2013
Venue: The Fleece, Bristol
Support: Buried In Verona / Attila / Obey The Brave / Chelsea Grin
Website: None available
If you were walking past The Fleece on Thursday night, you may have wondered if you were about to be robbed, for there was a sea of rowdy looking youths were gathered outside awaiting the appearance of US bad boys, Emmure. Flatpeaks were atop every head and if you didn’t have a facial piercing, then you looked out of place.
After releasing their debut album ‘Anthems’ earlier this year, the latest UK tour for Pure Love could be their craziest and most successful yet. The fact that the band only formed in early 2011 doesn’t affect their ability to thrive in their early triumphs, with their latest album featuring singles ‘Bury My Bones’ and ‘Handsome Devils Club’.
Imagine Dragons have recently exploded on to the music scene, with sounds to appeal all music lovers. They’ve been featured in a number of TV shows and hit ‘It’s Time’ appeared in The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie. There are high expectations for tonight’s gig amongst fans of all ages. The Las Vegas indie rockers have managed to sell out a venue, upgrade to a bigger one and sell that one out. The O2 ABC is completely packed.
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With its debut year about to take play, Liverpool’s Radstock Festival is pretty much the first music festival of the year. What makes it a special one however is that almost every single band (with one or two exceptions) featured on the line-up is British, a rarity nowadays. Spread across three stages, we had to catch what could well be the beginning of a long lasting festival to come.
Tags: Bleed From Within, Blitz Kids, Bury Tomorrow, Carcer City, Decade, Demoraliser, Don Broco, Drive By Night, For Eyes, Gnarwolves, Light You Up, Marmozets, Martyr Defiled, Natives, POLAR., Radstock, Rat Attack, Sonic Boom Six, Straight Lines, Tantrum To Blind, The Blackout, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, We Are The Ocean, With One Last Breath, Yashin
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Cancer Bats have to be one of the hardest working, hardest rocking and hardest partying bands in the industry today. They operate on an endless loop of touring, hitting festivals and dives alike with their acerbic brand of scuzzy punk. The audience at The Fleece tonight are cramped in, sweated up and ready to let loose and, with a line-up like this, things are set to go nuclear.
The Jägermeister Music Tour is an annual tour that celebrates all things metal, and it costs only five measly pounds. A sea of orange floods the Academy this year for another marriage between heavy music and alcohol, one of the best and most stable marriages you’ll ever find.
Date: March 11th, 2013
Venue: Dry Bar, Manchester
Support: Silver Story / Killing Nancy / Everybody Looks Famous
Website: None available
Despite of course attending the big shows featuring your favourite bands or an absolutely stellar line-up, it’s always important to check out emerging bands and the lesser known shows. Your favourite bands started there, and without them they wouldn’t be there today. As such, two British pop-punk newcomers Next Stop Atlanta and Everybody Looks Famous headed out on a co-headline UK tour and, as the supporters of new talent we are, we had to catch ‘em in action.
By now, Don Broco should be a household name, like Pringles or Germany. With all of the airplay the band get on BBC Radio 1 and all of the relentless supporting and touring they’ve been doing over the last few years, there’s a bloody good chance you will have heard/seen them at one point, and quite right too. No one deserve success more than these lovely Bedford lads.