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In the chair with WAX FUTURES to discuss ‘Laser Eye Surgery’

In the chair with WAX FUTURES to discuss ‘Laser Eye Surgery’

WAX FUTURES // Graham, Kieran, Simon

Ah Telford – The Birthplace of Industry. My hometown. I think Richie Woodhall was born there too…It’s also the home of the awesome post-hardcore trio Wax Futures! It always surprises me to hear there’s a music scene in Telford, even more so when one of the bands is actually good!

They’ve just released a new video for the track ‘Laser Eye Surgery’, taken from…

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An interview with Plymouth rad lads WOAHNOWS

An interview with Plymouth rad lads WOAHNOWS

WOAHNOWS

Plymouth based three piece WOAHNOWS are full of announcements at the minute. Having whet the appetites of fans with the release of single ‘Life In Reverse’ at the start of Summer (on cassette tape no less,) they’ve just announced a run of free entry shows with Leeds based rad lads Brawlers who are on the verge of something special themselves! The dates will see them take in London,…

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ArcTanGent Festival 2014: A Review

ArcTanGent Festival 2014: A Review

ArcTanGent 2014// Birthday Cake For Breakfast

So, it’s been a week and to be honest – I was still struggling up until Wednesday. Hanging out in a field, eating pizza and drinking copious amounts of booze really takes it out of you. Festivals eh?
Thursday till the Sunday of last week I was at ArcTanGent – The baby sister of the grass roots awesome-fest that is 2000 Trees. ArcTanGent arrived on the…

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Axes return on horseback with new record ‘Glory’

Axes return on horseback with new record ‘Glory’

AXES // New record 'Glory' out November 2014

AXES // New record ‘Glory’ out November 2014

Axes are (horse)back in the saddle (whey!) The London based math quartet announced earlier this week details of a new record, along with the release of a brand new single AND music video (remember them?)
New record ‘Glory’ will be coming out this November through rad label Big Scary Monstersand follows on from their debut self-titled record released…

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Introducing: Riffy two piece JOHN

Introducing: Riffy two piece JOHN

JOHN // Four arms, four legs, two heads, wood, metal and plastic.

I was at a party recently, and I was asked a question I get quite a lot “What bands are you into?” Without even thinking, I’d reeled off a list of contemporary two piece bands. Not a purposeful thing on my part (hey – I’m not against more members, honest) but two piece bands are huge business at the minute. We’ve seen big success…

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The Xcerts are back with new record ‘There Is Only You’

The Xcerts are back with new record ‘There Is Only You’

Murray, Jordan, Tom// The Xcerts

Four years might not seem a long time in the grand scheme of things, but for fans of The Xcerts it’s been hell. In 2010, the Scottish trio released their second full length ‘Scatterbrain’ – A wonderful record of cracking, infectious pop hits, spearheaded by the heart wrenching vocals of front man Murray Macleod. Released to critical acclaim, the record pricked up…

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ArcTanGent Festival 2014: A Preview

ArcTanGent Festival 2014: A Preview

ArcTanGent Festival 2014

August 29th-31st 2013 saw the first ever ArcTanGent festival take place. A sister festival to 2000 Trees, ArcTanGent seemed to focus a lot more on mathy bands and was a tremendous success. I had such a fun weekend last year; getting to see some fucking great bands and experience the joy of a grass roots festival. I was delighted to see ArcTanGent would be making a return…

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Baby Godzilla at 2000 Trees

Baby Godzilla at 2000 Trees

BABY GODZILLA // Johnny and Paul at 2000 Trees

It’s hard to put into words what it’s like to experience Baby Godzillalive. An utter assault on the senses, it’s just chaos from start to finish. Playing to a huge crowd on The Cave stage at 2000 Trees, it genuinely looked like a news report showing the aftermath of a riot. Some lad was standing on top of a big fuck off waste bin, spitting beer in…

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My new sounds:

Dad Rocks! An interview with Snævar Njáll Albertsson at 2000 Trees

Dad Rocks! An interview with Snævar Njáll Albertsson at 2000 Trees

Dad Rocks! - Super cool geezer

Dad Rocks! – Super cool geezer

This past weekend, I decided to leave behind the rainy streets of Manchester to go and get pissed up on whiskey in a field and bust out flying head scissors with my pal in front of a crowd full of people in a big tent down in Cheltenham. But why Cheltenham? Could I not have achieved such athletic/stupid/drunken manoeuvres in a field much closer to home in…

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My new sounds:

Death From Above 1979 return with new track ‘Trainwreck 1979’

Death From Above 1979 return with new track ‘Trainwreck 1979′

New Single ‘Trainwreck 1979′ from Death From Above 1979

If you’re a fan of Canadian duo Death From Above 1979, at some point over the last 12 hours, I assume you shat yourself.

It’s been ten years since the release of their phenomenal debut full length ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ and now they’re back, having debuted their new track ‘Trainwreck 1979’ on Zane Lowe’s radio 1 show last night. The…

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2000 Trees Festival

So festival season is pretty much upon us, and I will be dipping my toe in this time next week (or more likely diving in head first…) at 2000 Trees in Cheltenham.
After attending the first ever ArcTanGent last year, and having a tip-top bloody time, I thought I’d best get involved and see what the fuss was about its older brother, 2000 Trees.
Established in 2007, the folks behind 2000 Trees have…

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