Posts Tagged ‘Hardships’

EP: Hardships – Flat-Out

Release Date: March 31st, 2013
Label: Speedowax Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hardshipsmosh
Twitter: None avialable

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‘Subliminal’ opens ‘Flat-Out’, the latest EP from Leeds hardcore outfit, Hardships, in the expected fashion; pacey and pummelling initially before dropping into the typical hardcore ‘beat’ that the kids with huge t-shirts and Gola shorts seem to like ‘dancing’ to. A far from inspiring start, as ‘Black Ice’ kicks in as cliche as physically possible before a quick little break that initiates a pretty sweet little guitar lick that unfortunately doesn’t set the tone for the remainder of the track.

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READER AWARDS 2012: The Results

This year marked the debut of what will now be our annual Reader Awards, a time for you the reader to cast your opinions our way on how you have found various things across the board of the music industry for the past 12 months. It was also a chance for those of you in bands to get your fanbase to let us know just why we should all take notice of you.

We asked you what you feel have been the best releases, most noteworthy bands, notable record labels, the best venues the UK has to offer and even to help offer some foresight to some bright stars that 2013 will offer us.

Now, the results for this year have been compiled and are all listed below. Remember, if you’re not happy with the results, they are all down to what you readers have provided us. Feel free to discuss and let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

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EP: Hardships – Too Fast To Slow Down

Release Date: November 23rd, 2012
Label: Speedowax Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hardshipsmosh
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hardships11

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With an ever developing hardcore scene here in the UK, it’s exciting times for bands and listeners alike. So, going into the new EP of Leeds based hardcore unit, Hardships, titled ‘Too Fast To Slow Down’, there’s nothing short of anticipation. Armed with a clean slate of a new record and hardcore musical ability, surely Hardships have nothing to lose either.

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LIVE: SummerJam @ Moho Live, Manchester – Sunday (22/07/2012)

Date: July 22nd, 2012
Venue: Moho Live, Manchester
Website: www.summerjamfest.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/summerjamuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/summerjamuk

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Not content on the lack of rock orientated festivals within Manchester, the guys over at Mutiny Events decided to call this to an end immediately and so enters the debut year of 3-day weekender, SummerJam. Bringing in the continuously growing UK hardcore scene into light for the festival’s closing day, SummerJam‘s final hours were born to be chaotic.

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LIVE: Hell In The Well @ The Well, Leeds (07/01/2012)

Date: January 7th, 2012
Venue: The Well, Leeds
Line-up: TRC, Martyr Defiled, Heights, Heart In Hand, Demoraliser, Landscapes, Grader, When Giants Collide, Hardships, Heavy Hands, Damager
Website: www.thewellleeds.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewellleeds
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thewellleeds

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Following what has been a pretty lengthy battle to keep the popular Leeds based live music venue The Well from being turned into a restaurant, including petitions and various other efforts to raise awareness and support for the cause, an all-dayer charity fundraiser aptly titled Hell In The Well was yet another push to keep The Well from changing. With various bands across the nation coming to perform and bring people in and raise money, we just had to get involved with such a worthy cause ourselves.

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NEWS: Hell In The Well benefit gig this Saturday to save Leeds venue!

In an effort to persuade the owner of The Well venue in Leeds from turning the place into a restaurant, a Hell In The Well all-day benefit gig is being held there this Saturday (January 7th 2012) which features performances from Heights, Martyr Defiled, TRC and more. The show’s flyer and more information can be found below:

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EP: Hardships – Hardships

Release Date: December 13th, 2011
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hardshipsmosh
Twitter: None available

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According to the dictionary, Hardships is a noun, meaning “severe suffering or privation”. However, for this Leeds based hardcore outfit, the only things going through severe suffering are the band’s instruments and the lead singer’s vocal chords which, for any hardcore fan, can only be a good thing.

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