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LIVE: Ghostfest @ University Union, Leeds (26/06/2010)

Date: June 26th, 2010
Venue: University Union, Leeds
MySpace: www.myspace.com/ghostfest
Website: None available

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Since starting 5 years ago, Ghostfest has sold out year after year due to its large fan following, great line-ups and clearly resulting in deserved success. Though this year didn’t sell out completely the festival has managed to move into it’s biggest venue, allowing for them to unleash their biggest year yet!

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LIVE: La Dispute @ The Well, Leeds (21/06/2010)

Date: June 21st, 2010
Venue: The Well, Leeds
Support: Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort, Antares, We’ll Die Smiling, Curses
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/ladispute

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The Leeds stop of La Dispute‘s short stay in the UK almost never happened. Salvation came with a venue change from Royal Park Cellars to The Well saving the band’s only northern date.

Due to technical difficulties with the guest list, the events of Curses‘ set are a mystery. As you can only review what you’ve actually seen, I can only describe their set as a live rendition of their songs, played at volume to an audience within a room. Check out their myspace or head down to a future show to see Curses; the band that got away.

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LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival @ University, Leeds (30/05/2010)

Date: May 30th, 2010
Venue: University Union, Leeds
MySpace: www.myspace.com/slamdunkclub
Website: www.slamdunkmusic.com

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Having initially started as a club night at the Cockpit venue in Leeds, Slam Dunk has done more than well enough to evolve and develop into a festival and record label. With 2010 being the first year it has managed to expand into a two day festival, (one day in Hertfordshire, the other in Leeds) it’s clearly only going one way. With Leeds being the festival’s original home since its birth in 2006, DEAD PRESS! felt it was only right to fill people in with what’s going on there. Sadly we were unable to catch and review all the bands at the festival, but here’s who we did catch…

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LIVE: Emarosa @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (22/05/2010)

Date: May 22nd, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Support: We Don’t Dance To Love Songs, Deaf Havana
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/emarosa

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Since the release of their debut full-length ‘Relativity’ and their first trip to the UK supporting You Me At Six in March 2009, Kentucky’s Emarosa popularity has become rapidly increasing. Their first headline tour across these isles with many sold out dates (Manchester being one of them) has proved to be just another piece of evidence to back-up this claim, and a reason to keep your eyes peeled for something big with their upcoming self-titled effort in a month’s time.

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LIVE: Kill Hannah @ Academy 3, Manchester (06/05/2010)

Date: May 6th, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Support: My Passion
Website: www.killhannah.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/killhannah

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It’s been 17 long years since Illinois electro rock outfit Kill Hannah decided to start their musical careers, and with only one fairly popular hit yet six studio albums they still can’t manage to sell out a venue as small as Manchester’s Academy 3. Sure, it’s no easy task for most bands, but 17 years down the line, major label deals and several albums later shows Kill Hannah may just not have the winning formula.

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LIVE: Dance Gavin Dance @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (01/05/2010)

Date: May 1st, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Support: In Fear And Faith
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dancegavindance

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With the loss of original second support act Asking Alexandria due to commitments with Bamboozle Festival and also replacement Azriel due to illness, Dance Gavin Dance are supported solely by In Fear And Faith for their final few dates of their UK headline tour. Their Manchester date at The Roadhouse is their last date of said tour, and though this would diminish the energy and effort from many bands Dance Gavin Dance aren’t ones to back down.

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LIVE: Alesana @ Club Academy, Manchester (18/04/2010)

Date: April 18th, 2010
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Support: Bury Tomorrow, A Skylit Drive
Website: www.alesanamusic.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/alesana

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The last time Alesana came over to the UK was back in 2008, and that was for the Download Festival along with a few dates beforehand with The Devil Wears Prada and A Day To Remember. Fast forward two years and the band have another album out entitled ‘The Emptiness’ and a headline UK tour to help promote it on these shores, and tonight will show if the wait was worth it for both the band and the fans.

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LIVE: Glamour Of The Kill @ The Sugarmill, Stoke (07/04/2010)

Date: April 7th, 2010
Venue: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
Support: Sworn To Oath, Yashin
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/glamourofthekill

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Headlining and rocking the shit out of one of the biggest UK tours seen for a long while, Glamour Of The Kill are riding on just a few short EPs and not a single studio album for a whopping 38-date tour, nothing to take easily. Stoke is date 26 on their live voyage, and with the bubbling and excitable nature of the kids outside tiredness is no acceptable excuse.

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LIVE: All Time Low @ Academy 1, Manchester (04/02/2010)

Date: February 4th, 2010
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Support: Young Guns, My Passion, The Blackout
Website: www.alltimelow.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/alltimelow

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The annual Kerrang! Tour hosts four of the biggest established and upcoming bands that the brand/magazine are loving at that time. This year those four bands are Young Guns, My Passion, The Blackout, and All Time Low. But Kerrang! should hope for their sake’s they’ve put good – and only good bands – on the bill who will deliver the goods, and bring yet another successful year for the tour.

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LIVE: Breathe Carolina @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (22/01/2010)

Date: January 22nd, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Support: Lights And Sounds, Me Vs. Hero
Website: www.breathecarolina.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/breathecarolina

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With their roots and inception deriving from the idea of making music “just for fun” via GarageBand on their laptop, it seems weird to think that only three years later Breathe Carolina would be placed on the Warped Tour year after year, and now touring across the UK. Their emo take on the electro-pop scene is surely one that’s kicked up a fuss, and undoubtedly causes a fun stir in the underground club.

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