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Witterquick Release Acoustic Video Ahead of UK Tour

Exeter quartet, Witterquick, have consistently delivered tracks full of anthemically passionate punk-rock with melodic pop sensibilities. Witterquick’s live shows are known for performances full of enthusiasm and heart, so it is exciting looking forward to their upcoming live dates. Ahead of the tour, Witterquick have delivered a special unplugged version of their latest single, Damaged. After a sold out run supporting Nothing But Thieves and two hugely popular EP’s, Beneath the Spinning Lights… Keep Reading

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State Champs and Guests, Manchester Academy

New York’s pop rockers lit up the Academy. State Champs descended upon Manchester Academy with Woes, Stand Atlantic, Seaway and a surprise special guest. It’s no secret that the weather is turning, so what better way to warm yourself up with a good old sweaty gig? As I made my way to my second home, Manchester Academy, I knew I’d regret the layers of clothing I’d piled on just to… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: With Confidence, Mama Roux’s

Proving to their fans that they are a force to be reckoned with, With Confidence hit Birmingham’s very own Mama Roux’s for a fun-filled night straight from the get-go. Coming back to the UK with a set list full of new songs from their most recent album ‘Love and Loathing’, the Australian pop-punk band really put their all in to this tour, bringing along London band Anavae and Canadian quintet… 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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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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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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Citizen, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Bands like Citizen don’t come around often anymore! From the grit in Mat Kerekes’ uniquely haunting voice to the booming fuzzed up bass tone of Eric Hamm. The emo quintet have consistently delivered massive choruses crafted with lyrics as angst-filled and hopeless as they are eerily relatable. Now, returning to the UK for a short run of shows its safe to say that the gang of Michigan’s finest brought Manchester’s… Keep Reading

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Trash Boat Tear Up Birmingham Institute

If you’re looking for a few words to sum up Trash Boat’s live shows, they would probably be along the lines of sweaty, chaotic, but simply fun. Trash Boat rounded off their UK headline tour at the o2 Institute3 in Birmingham. With supports from Homebound and Broadside, the evening was an absolute treat to those who were witnessing it first-hand. A night tied together by both support bands giving 110%… Keep Reading

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Watch Knuckle Puck’s Vibrant New Video for ‘Double Helix’

Pop-punk group Knuckle Puck have not only treated us to a new song, but have also dropped a pretty colourful video to accompany it. ‘Double Helix’ is a dynamic, lively track straight off their upcoming second album Shapeshifter, due for release on October 13th. You can pre-order album bundles here. Knuckle Puck are also set to tour the UK later this year, taking Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy and Movements. You… Keep Reading

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Real Friends, Birmingham Asylum

After rescheduling the original dates which were due to happen in December 2016, Real Friends hit the UK with a force that made up for the missed time. With a new line-up involving Microwave and Can’t Swim, Real Friends hit the Birmingham Asylum for a night of crowd surfers and push-pitters galore. Microwave opened the evening, jokingly telling the crowd ‘We’re a Limp Bizkit tribute act!’ Although far from this,… Keep Reading

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You Me At Six, Doncaster Dome

All killer and no filler, You Me at Six and Tonight Alive took the roof off the Dome tonight, in a show that was truly memorable. Tonight it was the turn of the Doncaster Dome to host the You Me at Six “Night People” tour. In a pop-punk spectacular we witnessed a combination of bands that made for an almost perfect night. Opening the show tonight were South West 3… Keep Reading

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New Music: Sheepy unveil new video for ‘Home’

Liverpool pop-punk scoundrels Sheepy have just unveiled the second video from their new album ‘Alarm Bells’ out April 7th. It’s a fun accessible rock album with many awesome moments. 6 Music, Classic Rock, Absolute Radio and Soccer AM have all featured the band also which is pretty cool.  Sheepy are Liverpool schoolfriends Luke Jones (guitar/vox) and Ollie Phillips (drums) aided and abetted by Irishman Villy Raze (bass). To say songwriter… Keep Reading

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Four Year Strong Take Over Birmingham

It’s been a whole ten years since pop-punk band Four Year Strong released their second album ‘Rise or Die Trying’. We caught them in Birmingham for a show that fans will never forget. Known for their energetic live shows, Four Year Strong had sold fans by playing RODT in full, an album full of punchy riffs and catchy synths. For the UK leg of the tour, Four Year Strong had… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Light the Way – Grace

An upcoming punk-pop band based out of Northern California have been on the rise! Light the Way has released their debut EP “Grace”, a five track album, and it has been available in major online music stores for a few months now. Right away these guys give off major nostalgia with the sound they give. I was pleasantly surprised to determine they fit in somewhere between Blink-182 and Simple Plan,… Keep Reading

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