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Five in Five With: He Is We

He Is We is currently touring the UK for the first time. We caught up with Rachel Taylor, creator of He Is We, for a quick Flick of the Finger Five in Five.   Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage?   A: Biggest fuck up? I must have been in Oklahoma…oh it was Alabama! One of those southern states, and I forgot the words to ‘All About Us’… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival 2018

Another year, another sun-soaked, all-day party decorated with some of the best live alternative acts around. Welcome to Slam Dunk Festival 2018! For many, Slam Dunk represents the purest form of music based excitement; the anticipation of line up announcements, the experience of so many staple bands under one roof and even the surreal moments of having your favourite band members roaming the venue like its some kind of pop-punk… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Reveal Final 4 Bands

Slam Dunk Festival have revealed the final 4 bands that will be playing this years festival. Lower Than Atlantis, Homesafe, Say Anything and an exclusive Slam Dunk reunion of Me vs Hero are set to join the impressive line-up, joining headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World alongside a load of other bands for a party that is not to be missed. Mike Duce from Lower Than Atlantis says: “Slam Dunk… Keep Reading

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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 Indica Gallery Release Debut Single ‘Forever Loving You’

Liverpool based, indie psychedelic’s The Indica Gallery dropped their debut single ‘Forever Loving You’ today aiming to break into the hearts of rock fans, one trippy tune at a time. The track itself showcases the group’s particular talent for crafting some incredibly captivating vocal melodies woven throughout spacey instrumentals and fuzzed out lead guitar riffs that are bound to stay with you after a listen or two. Vocalist Joe Mansergh… 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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All Time Low, Genting Arena, Birmingham

What’s the best way to celebrate 10 years of one of the most adored pop-punk records of recent memory? Do you schedule a full UK tour playing the beloved release in full; preform a jam packed, two sets worth of fan favourites, or do you bring the hottest UK band on the scene to support? In the case of All Time Low’s ‘So Wrong It’s Right’, the answer is all… 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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The World is a Beautiful Place…, Asylum, Birmingham

“If your arms become smoke. Then I’ll have nothing left to hold” From the ambient space of rung out chords, to the interwoven melodies and heart pounding rhythmic sections. The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m no Longer Afraid to Die spare no exception in ensuring their live performances are as emotionally gripping and intense as the records themselves. Starting their insane twenty-two date tour off in Birmingham’s own… 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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The Front Bottoms The O2 Institute, Birmingham.

“There’s comfort in the bottom of a swimming pool, I’m holding my breath for you”  From densely packed basements to the grand walls of Birmingham’s o2 Institute, The Front Bottoms’ have shown no signs of slowing down over the last few years. Now cruising to success on the backs of their smooth melodies, catchy hooks and innately charming lyricism; the acoustic duo gone pop outfit are living proof that no… Keep Reading

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Free Throw, The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

“Two beers in, already feels like its one of those nights…” Finally, back in the UK supporting of their sophomore release ‘Bear Your Mind’, Nashville quintet Free Throw found themselves in the tightly packed walls of Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge. Armed with energetic riffs, harsh vocals and contagious sing-alongs, Free Throw brought emo back to Birmingham in style. Opening the night were locals Rubio, who effortlessly wowed audiences with their… Keep Reading

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King 810, The Asylum, Birmingham.

 “Where I’m from? You know I’m from Murdertown.” Back in the UK for the first time in what feels like forever, King 810 brought their special brand of bone crunching riffs, bleak wordplay and chilling imagery to Birmingham’s The Asylum. As the sun went down in Birmingham, it became clear that something very special was about to take place within the walls of The Asylum. A line of anxiously waiting… 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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