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Movements – The Asylum2, Birmingham

A warm, Sunday evening only called for one thing – US band Movements playing their first sold-out UK show at Birmingham’s Asylum. With the success of their debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements were ready to smash their first UK tour, with support coming from Brighton band Muskets, and French band Paerish. Despite the heat of the room, Musket’s opened the night with punchy riffs and vibrant energy. It wasn’t long… Keep Reading

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The Wonder Years, Manchester Academy -13/04/18

It certainly wasn’t an unlucky Friday 13th for fans of The Wonder Years, as the band hit the Manchester Academy for an enticing and emotion-filled night. A week after the release of their sixth studio album ‘Sister Cities’, the pop-punk giants treated fans to two sets – one acoustic, one electric – to display their wide discography and proving to their fans that they will never let them down. Entering… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Announce Acoustic Stage Acts!

Slam Dunk really don’t stop treating us. This time, it’s the full announcement of the acoustic stage! Speak Low If You Speak Love, Four Year Strong, Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford, PVMNTS, Selfish Things and Cavetown will all be making unplugged appearances at Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Ryan Graham from State Champs will be headlining the stage as Speak Low if You Speak Love, following State… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees Festival’s Fourth Announcement has arrived!

The notorious 2000 Trees Festival has announced it’s fourth wave of bands. Joining the already packed out line-up this year is: Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Black Honey, And So I Watch You From Afar, Queen Kwong, Blood Command, Brutus, as well as some new and exciting UK bands in the form of Dead!, Funeral Shakes, Gloo, Nova Twins, Souer and more! Frightened Rabbit commented “We’re so pleased to be… Keep Reading

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Dodie, O2 Academy, Birmingham

“I write a lot of songs that are sad, I’m not sure why, it just happens sometimes.” Singer-songwriter and YouTuber Dodie bought her mesmerising performance to the o2 Academy in Birmingham, complete with a band to emphasise her stunning talent. The walk to the o2 Academy soon became a maze of finding the way to the box office, as loyal fans who had queued early snaked around the block. It… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth, Mama Roux, Birmingham.

The last time we caught the punks in Milk Teeth on a UK tour was after the release of debut album ‘Vile Child’ in 2016. Now, with their two EP’s ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ having been released in the July and November of 2017, to touring the US with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth are back – bigger and stronger than ever. Kicking the night off were Nervus, who with… Keep Reading

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As It Is, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Brighton pop-punkers As It Is hit the o2 Institute, Birmingham as part of their EU ‘Okay.’ Tour. With Grayscale, Like Pacific, and WSTR opening up as supports, the night was truly destined to be full of crowd-surfers and push pits galore. Grayscale, hailing from Philadelphia, took to the stage first. Taking absolutely no time at all to get the audience off their feet, Grayscale proved to the room that they… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Add New Wave of Bands To The 2018 Line Up!

Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is looking to be a jam-packed killer this year, with the addition of 11 bands to the line-up. With more bands to soon be announced, Slam Dunk is well and truly shaping up to be a festival to remember! Joining the festival are As It Is, King Prawn, GutterMouth, Templeton Pek, The Dangerous Summer, Woes, and the additions to the Impericon stage that were announced Friday.… Keep Reading

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Arcane Roots, O2 Institute2, Birmingham

As their UK tour begins to wind down, Arcane Roots hit Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – bringing their mixed range of melodic harmonies and alternative riffs with them. Supports from the evening came from The Hyena Kill and Grumble Bee (full band), an almost perfect mix of what was to be expected from the evening. The Hyena Kill opened the night, and the two piece instantly blew the audience away with… Keep Reading

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Don Broco Announce More UK Tour Dates for April 2018

Following a sold out run of UK dates this month, Don Broco have announced more UK shows for April and May. After their most recent album Technology landed in the top 5, the Broco lads definitely have more up their sleeve.  After managing to sell out both their Alexandra Palace gig last year and their current tour, the band have announced that they will play an extra 9 dates in the… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Birmingham O2 Academy

After receiving rave reviews from their newest album Technology, Don Broco hit Birmingham’s o2 Academy to show fans that they can put as much power in to these songs live as they could on the record. With support coming from Yonaka and Man with a Mission, it was clear that we were in for a fun-filled, exhilarating evening. Yonaka, hailing from Brighton, were the first band of the evening. Taking… Keep Reading

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More Bands Announced for 2000 Trees!

2000 Trees have just announced a few more bands playing this year! Enter Shikari have been the second headline act to be announced joining At The Drive In, who have announced that this will be their only UK show this year. Boston Manor, Black Foxxes, Conjurer, SHVPES, Holding Absence, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse and Loathes have also been announced for the three day festival. With more bands still set… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees 2018 Announces First Lot of Acts!

The festival taking place mid-July in Cheltenham has announced it’s first lot of bands for this year. At the Drive In have been the first headliner to be announced for the festival, with Creeper, Arcane Roots, Basement, Hell is for Heroes, Touché Amoré, Turbo Wolf and Gold Key have also being announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P Carter explains it as ‘a… Keep Reading

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Normandie, 02 Academy3, Birmingham

The roads may have been like an ice-rink outside, but that didn’t put Swedish alt-rockers Normandie or their fans off from creating a fun-filled, electric night. With support from Grumble Bee and William Ryan Key, Normandie came to prove that no matter the conditions outside, everyone was there for a good time. Opening the evening was Grumble Bee, a solo alternative artist from the UK. Braced with an acoustic guitar,… Keep Reading

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Kerrang! Tour, 02 Institute2, Birmingham

Another year, another killer Kerrang! Tour. With a varied line-up, the tour hit Birmingham for its first date of the run, which involved Casey, Vukovi, Boston Manor, and The Amity Affliction.   Humbled and emotion-filled, Casey were the first to grace the stage. They did not need to move around the stage in an attempt to get their passion across, and it was clear that they already had a rather… Keep Reading

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Creeper, 02 Institute, Birmingham

It’s almost as if Creeper fans can’t catch a break, much to their delight. After the uproar that the mystery of ‘James Scythe’ created (to those who don’t know, it is a VERY long story to tell), the Southampton punks toured the UK again, but this time, bigger and better than ever before.   Along for the ride were Nervus, Microwave, and Can’t Swim. With the long line of eager… Keep Reading

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Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, 02 Institute, Birmingham

The second night of the tour, and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes came to make Birmingham wake the hell up. With support coming from Australian tornado Ecca Vandal and the UK’s punk-rockers Basement, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes really made the night something to remember.   Ecca Vandal opened the night in a flurry of dynamic moves and electric tunes. A buoyant display across a limiting stage, there was no… Keep Reading

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Fall Out Boy Release New Song and UK and European Tour Dates!

Rock titans Fall Out Boy release a stunning new video for recent song ‘Hold Me Tight or Don’t’, which will be on their upcoming album Mania, set for release on the 19th January 2018. With an array of colours and dancing, the unique video is based on The Day of the Dead. Moving away from their pop-punk days, it’s looking like Mania is going to be a very experimental album. But… Keep Reading

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Paramore Release Music Video for ‘Fake Happy’

Paramore have released a brand new music video for the third single off of their new album ‘After Laughter’. Finally! You can watch the Fake Happy video (directed by Paramore’s very own Zac Farro!) above! Paramore are also heading back to the UK and Europe in January: January 2018 7: Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club 9: Paris, Olympia 11: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT) 12: London, The o2 14: Birmingham, Genting Arena… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Announce The First Six Acts For 2018

Renowned for their large line-up and packed days, Slam Dunk Festival has announced the first 6 bands playing next years dates! Jimmy Eat World will appear at their debut Slam Dunk Festival appearance as headline act. They will be joined by emo leaders Taking Back Sunday party-starters Four Year Strong, post-hardcore heroes Sleeping With Sirens, pop-punk’s hottest property State Champs and fast-rising mob Trash Boat, all of which are poised… Keep Reading

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