2000trees Festival’s 7 in 7 – The Xcerts

Although the UK festival is full of great gatherings, one of our personal favourites is the 2000trees Festival. With a history of putting the spotlight on bands from the underground alternative music scene, 2018 is no different. Taking place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, 2000trees is jam-packed with impressive names.>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: The Faim

The UK festival season is fast approaching. For many, it kicks off at the annual late May Bank Holiday weekend gathering known as the Slam Dunk Festival. Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a plethora of Slam Dunk Fest related content. Today, we’re bringing back our ‘Slam Dunk>>

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Battling the Fatigue Machine – Press To MECO

“I think our biggest asset is that we sound a little bit different, but it’s also our biggest Achilles’ heel” In the music industry, it’s a common known fact that you need to play the waiting game; to have the patience for that tour to come along, that breakthrough moment>>

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Rolo Tomassi

Interview: Eternal Light – Rolo Tomassi

“I want people to realise that persistence and dedication to your art will yield results” Upon its theatrical release in 1940, Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ captivated the hearts and minds of a global viewing audience. It’s exquisite display of rich animation, flourishing colour and dreamlike spectacle tied together by a richer>>

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Seeing Through Hard Times – Blessthefall

“We were made to feel like we were an important band, not only in our scene. but in music” For any band who has built up a loyal following during their existence, there is a danger is you are never going to please everyone. Some fans will prefer older material,>>

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Three chords and the truth: Getting to know Walter Etc.

“For me, the perfect pop song is super simple, and it has really honest lyrics. I think that’s all you need; three chords and the truth.” Trying to draw a coherent line from street punks The Ducky Boys through to South Californian indie-pop group Walter Etc. might seem nigh-on impossible.>>

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Shiny Happy People – Happy Accidents

Time, when you think about it, is really a rather strange concept. All that really exists is the here and now; the very moment that you live in; the past is everything that has taken us to this point, the future an unsketched blank canvas. It may seem an abstract>>

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Interview: Welcoming Change – Nervus

“I can very much only speak from my own experiences and if other people can find solace or can relate to what I’m saying, that’s great” If you’ve been paying close attention to the UK rock press in recent weeks, then Nervus is a name you’ll be familiar with. Spurred>>

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Interview: Breaking The Silence – Feed The Rhino

“If we didn’t try and push our boundaries and wrote the same album over and over again, that would be fucking boring” Throughout 2015, Feed the Rhino were poised to become metal’s most important and influential band. With storming sets at Download, Reading & Leeds and Hevy Fest under their>>

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Interview: Standing Up To Warning Signs – Milestones

“It’s extremely easy to get caught up in the touring lifestyle… you forget about the person you actually are.” Ever since emerging from Manchester three years ago, Milestones have had a lot of growing up to do in a relatively short space of time. Picked up by Fearless Records just>>

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Interview: Cane Hill

“When everything is dying, you have to evolve and adapt.” “It’s way better than anything else we’ve put out,” proclaims Cane Hill frontman Elijah Witt as we catch up with him in London ahead of supporting Motionless In White. With their second album, ‘Too Far Gone’, seeing the light of>>

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Interview: Through The Mire – Conjurer

“If we were more easily defined, you would see us in a certain pool of bands” From Iron Maiden to Depeche Mode, these wouldn’t be the immediate influences that would scream out to you for one of the most exciting heavy bands in the UK right now. But that is>>

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Interview: Motionless In White

“There always comes a point in every artist’s project where you just need to put the brush down, or put the mic down… just step back to admire what you’ve done and stop picking it apart” 2017 proved to be a great year for album releases and being three years>>

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Interview: Hardly Art? A conversation with Closer

“With this band, there’s three of us in the room who genuinely want the songs to be the best they can be.” Some bands epitomise the commodification of music, offering a soulless, easily digestible package that exists in a cultural vacuum. Others offer little artistry beyond writing and playing, representing>>

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Interview: Sharptooth

“I think communication is the most important thing we can actually be doing… instead of just shouting into the abyss on the internet, that’s not helping anyone on either side.” “A white knight is the kind of guy who, when I would be at a show, standing at the edge>>

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Interview: 36 Crazyfists

“I am very proud that we have something that is unique” A unique selling point is something all bands strive for. To grab the attention of the audience, whether it be good or bad to have something a little bit different to make you sound out from the crowd is>>

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Interview: Tigercub

“We needed to pivot and take a risk” Sometimes the world of music can seem a bit stagnant. You have copycat bands, or you hear the same endless loop of chart-toppers on the radio, and you think if there is any way to break the cycle. But every so often>>

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