Now celebrating the 10th year since its inception, it’s obvious that to mark this important milestone in the event’s history, Download Festival was going to make it truly special weekend to remember. If we weren’t there, we would have thrown a tantrum. Here’s our review of what we thought of the Sunday of what would undoubtedly be a fantastic weekend of rock, metal, punk and alternative music:
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La Dispute and Title Fight are set to co-headline the one and only UK date of their European tour this September in London. Details of the show can be found below:
With only eight weeks to go until Download Festival 2012 opens its gates, a further 19 bands have been confirmed and added to this year’s festival line-up; including Ghost, La Dispute, My Passion and more. All newly announced bands are listed below:
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Slowly but surely emerging out of the underground, Michigan’s La Dispute are one of the hottest new exports the the US is giving to us over here in Britain. Whilst on their first headline tour in the UK promoting their latest album ‘Wildlife’ and also on their first ever date in Manchester, we went along to catch the guys and their support acts Former Thieves and Cowards doing what they do best:
2011′s ‘Wildlife’ was a definite critical success for Michigan’s La Dispute, who since their inception have caused many waves in the post-hardcore scene of today, and ironically have even become part of a group of bands classed under “the wave”. With their UK promo tour in support of the album also bringing in the band’s first ever show in the city of Manchester, we went along to capture ‘Wildlife’ in its live form.
What a year 2011 has been for music for us here at DP! HQ. Acts have fallen, others have risen and some bands have overcame some of the most difficult obstacles of their career to produce what my be their best albums to date. Though it has been an awfully difficult challenge to pick our top 10 highlights from this year in terms of releases, we’ve managed to refine it down to these ones below. These 10 albums are the ones that have been rocking our socks off the most all year long, and if you haven’t done so yet we strongly urge you to get a copy of these RIGHT NOW!
Rising post-hardcore outfit La Dispute will be heading over to the UK early next year for a series of headline shows to promote their latest release, ‘Wildlife’. All dates can be found below:
La Dispute have released ‘Wildlife’, the long-awaited follow up to their debut album, ‘Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair’. The band hasn’t been quiet during the gap between the albums, and has released EPs every year since the debut’s release. La Dispute are notorious for releasing EPs – seven have been released so far – and each EP has shown the band’s tight sound and burgeoning potential. One of these EPs was most notably a split with fellow self-proclaimed ‘The Wave’ band, Touché Amoré, titled ‘Searching For A Pulse / The Worth Of The World’. For a lot of fans, this was a particularly strong EP, if not the strongest, and not just because Touché Amoré featured. The two tracks of La Dispute contained the barely restrained aggression and the melodic, tight music that fans had come to expect, but something was different. There was a more mature, fulfilling sound. The band had seemed to finally realise how good they were and it set up the release of a second album very nicely. Fans got excited. People who hadn’t heard of the band became interested in the intriguing sound of La Dispute.
La Dispute are currently streaming their upcoming full-length album ‘Wildlife’ in its entirety on their official Facebook page. You can head there by clicking here.
‘Wildlife’ is released on October 4th 2011 through No Sleep Records.
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Note: As only a few members of the site were able to review the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the day.
Extended to a full three-day weekend and being one of the only festivals to be hosted at a wild animal park, Hevy is most definitely a unique beast that’s growing from strength-to-strength year after year since its creation. With the final day now at hand and a main stage headline set from Four Year Strong to look forward to, it’s definitely a great way to end what’s undeniably a great weekend.
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Not many music festivals are held at animal parks where you can visit the animals alongside seeing some of your favourite bands, but Hevy is certainly one that provides just that. Now with music spread across for a three day weekend, it’s better than ever before. We managed to catch a bunch of shots whilst there, and now on the final day of bands, we took advantage of great acts like While She Sleeps and More Than Life.
Featuring: Polar Bear Club, Touché Amoré, While She Sleeps, La Dispute, More Than Life and Defeater.