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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Violet – The Brightside

Derby seven-piece Violet are fast becoming the band on everyone’s lips as of late, especially following their recent set at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham. The re-release of their latest EP ‘The Brightside’ is of course going to get the hype wagon rolling faster for the post-hardcore outfit too, so we got the lowdown of each of the release’s tracks from vocalist duo Johnny Nelson and Charlie Bass. So, sit down, and read just what these guys are singing about, what it means to them and how the EP came together:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Silent Screams

Sticking out as one of the heaviest bands to grace the bill at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival, Silent Screams‘ 30 minute long set in the Stealth room is going to be one of the busiest spots for everyone going who are looking to get stuck in the pit. We spoke with the guys to talk about what they’re going to be bringing to the festival and why you should see them, their debut studio album ‘When It Rains’ and more:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Shadows Chasing Ghosts

British post-hardcore boys Shadows Chasing Ghosts received a more than warm reception with their debut full-length, ‘The Golden Ratio’. Coupled with several tour support slots and a headline tour or two of their own, the anticipation for even better results on album number two is unquestionable. With new material likely to crop up at their set at Hit The Deck Festival, we spoke with the guys to see what there is to expect from the new SCG and why we should make sure to catch their festival set:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Campus

Heading on over from Beligium, post-hardcore outfit Campus are definitely one of the most lively and energetic acts to be performing at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham. Set to be a strong up-and-coming band following their recent signing to Small Town Records and a new EP soon to be dropping, we had a chat with frontman Martijn Leenaers about all of the above and more in the run up to the festival ahead:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: With One Last Breath

With their 2012 already kicking off to a great start seeing support slots with Asking Alexandria and Of Mice & Men, and a full-length album on its way, British metalheads With One Last Breath are set for a pretty successful year with 2012. In the run up to their appearance at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival, we spoke with the guys to talk about why you should catch their set, their upcoming album and more:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: We Are The In Crowd

Fresh faced pop-punkers We Are The In Crowd have managed to make quite a mark on the UK despite only popping a few times briefly, most recently with a support slot to All Time Low in January. With the release of debut ‘Best Intentions’ last year they’re bound to be making more regular appearances, such as this year’s Hit The Deck Festival and their first UK headline tour around it. We spoke with vocalist Tay Jardine about all of the above and more in the run up to their festival slot:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Hildamay

Hildamay have quickly become one of the UK’s shining underground talents following the release of last year’s ‘We Loved, We Lost’ EP. Relentless touring across the nation alongside this has only shown the band’s thirst and determination to break out onto the scene, and their appearance at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival will act as another sterling achievement to add to the list. We spoke with the guys to talk about what to expect and why we should catch their set:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Zebrahead

Pop-punkers Zebrahead have always been strong and firm favourites within their scene, refining their sound album after album. Though their popularity hasn’t soared much since their peak, their fanbase remains as strong and dedicated as it ever has been, showing a band who have the attributes to survive time. Of course, the news of a set at Hit The Deck Festival was more than welcomed, so we spoke with guitarist/vocalist Matty Lewis about it all:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: Arse Full Of Chips

With a band having a name like Arse Full Of Chips who describe themselves as a “Nottingham party band” and their genre as “Ska Comedy Drunk”, there’s only so much you can begin to imagine from the trio who will be playing in their home city of Nottingham at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival. As such, we had a chat with frontman Will Bailey to talk about the group, and what exactly there is to expect from their set on the day:

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HIT THE DECK 2012 PREVIEW: POLAR.

With only one EP under their belt to date, it’s surreal to think of how much buzz is surrounding Surrey based noise merchants POLAR., a buzz that’s stronger than ever with the recent news of debut ‘Iron Lungs’ hitting stores. We spoke with the guys in the run up to their set at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival, just to see whether the hype is deserved or not:

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