Posts Tagged ‘Real Friends’

INTERVIEW: Real Friends (13/04/2017)

Illinois’ own Real Friends released their sophomore album ‘The Home Inside My Head’ last year and scheduled a headline tour across the UK to follow in December. Unfortunately, due to health concerns, the band decided it was best to postpone to make sure they’re right and healthy before heading on over.

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LIVE: Real Friends @ Thekla, Bristol (13/04/2017)

Date: April 13th 2017
Venue: Thekla, Bristol
Support: Microwave / Can’t Swim
Website: www.realfriendsband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/realfriendsband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/realfriendsband

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Illinois’ Real Friends are a band with such a loyal and dedicated fan base, and that’s never been more apparent over the length of this rescheduled tour. Despite no new material or full UK run since sophomore LP ‘The Home Inside My Head’ dropped last May, the whole tour is near enough sold out and there’s a sheer sense of excitement in the air. Plus, tonight’s show is on a boat, so, that’s always fun.

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VIDEO: Real Friends – Empty Picture Frames

Currently on the road for a rescheduled headline run across Europe and UK following the cancellation of the tour initially in December, emo pop-rockers Real Friends have now debuted a video for their song ‘Empty Picture Frames’, the latest cut from their LP, ‘The Home Inside My Head’.

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NEWS: Real Friends confirm rescheduled UK dates for April 2017!

Having cancelled their originally scheduled headline tour dates in the UK next month to focus on their health and wellbeing, emotive punk rockers Real Friends have now confirmed the rescheduled dates of the postponed run.

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NEWS: Real Friends postpone UK tour for December 2016 to address mental health!

Illinois based emotive pop-punk troupe Real Friends have regrettably announced that they’ve had to cancel their forthcoming headline tour of the UK, which was set to take place next month with both Knuckle Puck and With Confidence also on the run as support.

Speaking of the reason behind postponing the run, vocalist Dan Lambton has posted a lengthy statement, which ultimately rests on the acknowledging that it is his “mental health that needed to be addressed.”

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FEATURE: How the music scene responded to Donald Trump becoming the US president!

By now, pretty much everyone in the world is aware of the outcome from last night’s US presidential election day, seeing perhaps one of the most visceral and venomous campaigns seen in the history of US politics. Even most of those who had voted for winner Donald Trump to become the country’s 45th president had been surprised (those voting for Trump pleasantly so, of course) by the result, especially seeing as though the candidate has pretty much no political experience until he ran for office.

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VIDEO: Real Friends – Mess

Much adored Illinois based pop-punks Real Friends get into the spirit of Halloween in their video to accompany their song ‘Mess’, a track which is taken from their sophomore full-length album, ‘The Home Inside My Head’, which dropped earlier this year.

You can check out the video for ‘Mess’ via the embedded player below:

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GETTING INTO: Fearless Records, As Chosen By Milestones

California-based Fearless Records has been an international force in the rock scene since it formed over 20 years ago releasing records prolific bands Sugarcult, Bigwig and At The Drive-In. More recently, the label has found success in the ‘Punk Goes…’ series and has become a breeding ground for the new generation of Warped Tour bands.
Step up Milestones, the newest band to hit the Fearless Records roster. The Manchester five piece cite their influences as All Time Low and You Me At Six and have just released their debut EP ‘Equal Measures’, so to celebrate we got the band to individually pick their favourite albums from their new record label and tell us why they mean so much to them.

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NEWS: 49 bands contribute unreleased songs to Pulse benefit compilation!

In a stance of unity to do what they can to help the victims of the tragic mass shooting that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida earlier this month (June 12th 2016), which left 50 people dead and a further 53 people injured, a collection of 49 bands from across the rock and punk community have contributed a selection of unreleased tracks towards a benefit compilation album, titled ‘Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando’.

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LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival @ NEC, Birmingham (29/05/2016)

Date: May 29th, 2015
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Website: www.slamdunkmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/slamdunkltd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/slamdunkmusic

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It’s happened, Slam Dunk Festival has officially turned 10 years old. Back when it started out in 2006, it was composed of seven bands on one stage, headlined by Fall Out Boy. Yet, here we are today, with a festival that is hosted at three separate locations across the UK, including a new home in Birmingham – the biggest site of them all – with eight stages hosting at least seven bands each. It’s truly exploded into one of the biggest alternative festivals the country has to offer, and with Panic! At The Disco picked to headline their biggest milestone yet, it seems this is still early days in the grand scheme of it all.

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