5 Seconds of summer announce Don Broco as support acts

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Don Broco (photo taken from their official Facebook page)

Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer have announced Don Broco as their support act at a number of Arena dates next month.

Bedford band Don Broco already have a few European dates booked in for next month so it will be a busy few months for the lads.

Lead singer Rob Damiani and the band will be supporting Bring Me The Horizon across Belgium, Germany, Spain among other countries and will have no rest before supporting 5 Seconds of Summer at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on the 15th April.

Don Broco released their new album Automatic August last year

5 Seconds of Summer however start their European tour ten days before at the Sheffield Arena.

Since stating in 2011 the band have really reached big heights in the music industry with their début self titled album winning Karrang! award in 2014.

The lads who average at just 20 years old released a new album late last year titled Sounds Good Feels Good.

 

5 Seconds of Summer will end their European tour on the 11th June with Don Broco in Madrid with Don Broco leaving the tour on the 8th June at in Germany.

You can see 5 Seconds of Summer in the UK at the following dates.

April

5 Sheffield Arena
7 London O2 Arena
8 London O2 Arena
9 Brighton Centre
11 Leeds First Direct Arena
12 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
14 Birmingham Genting Arena
15 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Don Broco)
16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Don Broco)
18 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (w/ Don Broco)
19 Glasgow SSE Hydro (w/ Don Broco)
20 Glasgow SSE Hydro (w/ Don Broco)
22 Manchester Arena (w/ Don Broco)
23 Manchester Arena (w/ Don Broco)
25 Belfast SSE Arena (w/ Don Broco)
26 Dublin 3Arena (w/ Don Broco)
27 Dublin 3Arena (w/ Don Broco)

Listen to Don Broco’s single Automatic below.

Knuckle Puck’s European tour starts this month

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Knuckle Puck (Photo taken from their official Facebook page)

American pop punk band Knuckle Puck start their European tour this month alongside Blackpool band Boston Manor.

They both will be joined by Canadian rock band Seaway and will play a total of 11 UK dates over the next two months.

Knuckle Puck are currently touring at their home country for another week alongside Neck Deep and State Champs before they have a week rest and then start their European tour at Southampton’s Joiners on Tuesday 29th March.

Lead singer Joe Taylor and the rest of band have had a successful career since forming in 2010 and featured in Punk Goes Pop 6 in 2014 before getting signed to Rise Records.

They sung 1975’s big hit Chocolate which you can see below.

The band released a new album last year Copacetic their single Disdain.

Boston Manor have also enjoyed success this year having been touring with Crooks this more recently all over Europe including Hamburg and Prague to name a few places.

The lads also released a new EP late last year, Saudadefeaturing four new epic songs which will will likely by sung on tour – listen to  Boston Manor’s Peach State.

Pop punk band Seaway will also get the crowd going on the night having support follow Pop punk band’s Neck Deep and As It Is in recent times on tour.

Lead singer Patrick Carleton and his band have been have a couple of shows in America ten days before the tour and will feature at SO WHAT? Festival in Texas alongside the likes of Neck Deep, New Found Glory, Underoath and many more.

The European tour ends in the UK on 10th April at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston and you can see the full list of dates here.

 

Neck Deep releases new music video

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Neck Deep (picture taken from their Facebook page)

Pop punk sensations Neck Deep have released a new music video of their song ‘Serpents’ today.

The band have teased it in recent days and today the lads finally released the video on Facebook to fans.

Neck Deep – Serpents (Hopeless Records)

The song is from their hit Life’s Not Out to Get You album which itself has had a massive success following it’s 2015 release.

The lads from Wales have gone from strength to strength these last few years have already been announced to Download Festival in June.

Lead singer Ben Barlow and the rest of the band are constantly on tour and recently had Southampton punk band Creeper join them.

Ben can be seen wearing the band’s merchandise during the video.

Neck Deep are currently out in America  on tour now with fellow pop punk band State Champs however and will play New York, Boston, and Dallas to just name a few locations in the next few weeks.

After that their tour in Europe continues with appearances in Paris, Amsterdam , Milan and Germany to name a few.

Creeper will also be joining them once again with WSTR who alone have had a busy year with a new EP titled SKRWD in 2015.

Neck Deep will end the tour in the UK and start of with Southampton Guildhall on April 16th and will end just five days later at Liverpool’s Academy on April 20th.

 

 

A Day to Remember release new song ‘Paranoia’

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A Day to Remember (photo taken from the band’s Facebook page)

A Day to Remember have released a new song today titled ‘Paranoia’ on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. You can listen to the song below.

You can stream the song here.

Lead Singer Jeremy McKinnon spoke to Zane Lowe before and said: ‘We’re just taking it as it comes you know, we write all the time and that’s all what people need to understand.

‘We write constantly, there’s no specific date we’re doing anything, we’re just kinda going with the flow right now.’

Zane then interrupted the lead singer with a snippet of the new song where the lads from Florida went hard on.

After the song was played, Jeremy continued and tried not to give to much away about an album and said ‘It was one of those random things, we were in a room together writing some music, casually for fun.’

‘We’ve actually never just come out of nowhere and said here’s something new so we’re kinda out just floating so we’ll see what happens.’

It is thought that A Day to Remember will be releasing a new album this year however in the mean time they will be on tour in America with pop punk band State Champs and Parkway Drive.

Before that however Jeremy and the lads will feature at their own Self Help Festival in just ten days time in California, something the lead singer is passionate about.

‘It’s kinda based on our genre, but we don’t like hold it to that like we kinda branch out in different directions to what our fan bases are into and stuff we grew up listening to.

‘We’ve had like 12,000 people each and it looks like this year is going to be the highest selling event we’ve ever had so it’s growing.’
The lads from Florida recently released a funny video of what the band has been up to lately.

Andy Black announces UK tour with Creeper

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Andy Black announces new tour – Creeper will be supporting

Black Veil Brides lead singer Andy Biersack has announced a new solo nine date tour this May around the UK under the name ‘Andy Black’.

The Ohio born 25 year-old has been working on a separate project for some time now and is set to release a new solo album this year alongside a Black Veil Brides album.

It is thought that former My Chemical Romance and current solo singer Gerard Way has joined Andy Black to work on his new album as well as Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump and The Used’s Quinn Allman.

Southampton lads Creeper will be supporting the singer for all nine of the shows in what is set to be an exciting year for the up and coming punk band.

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Creeper (photo taken from their Facebook page)

Lead singer Will Ghould and the rest of the band have already been announced for Reading Festival this year and have just completed a tour around the country.

As well as touring with Neck Deep across Europe and the UK in the coming months, Creeper have recently released a new awesome EP titled The Stranger.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (11/03/16).

You can buy Creeper’s new EP The Stranger on iTunes now.

Listen to Andy Black’s debut single They Don’t Need to Understand below.

TWENTY ØNE PILØTS Light up Portsmouth

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Twenty One Pilot’s finished in style

Twenty One Pilots proved once again why they are one of the best performers in the world right now.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun put in 110% in to their final UK show until Reading Festival in August.

Having heard so many good things about the lads from Columbus, United States, it wasn’t that much of a shock of how good the night was however one thing I surprised with was the energy that the support act put in, Transviolet.

The LA four-piece certainly didn’t look out of place on stage and lead singer Sarah McTaggart complimented the music with her beautiful voice.

With the queues going back miles before even entering the sold out Portsmouth Guildhall, it was certainly worth the wait to see the Transviolet perform their self titled EP.

Sarah even took some time in between shows to speak to fans and sign copies of her EP, something you won’t find that often at venue that big.

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Transviolet lead singer Sarah McTaggart (right) happy to take a photo with me

With the crowd still buzzing from the act before, it didn’t take that long before the main act appeared on stage with over 2,000 screaming fans ready to share an experience with Twenty One Pilots.

And right from the word go the lads just didn’t disappoint as Tyler famously took the mic and sung Heavy Dirty Soul from their latest album Blurryface.

You could see the lads really got the crowd going with every single fan jumping up and down and singing the lyrics to their well known songs.

Twenty One Pilots will play in Japan in six days time and will continue their tour in Brazil, Chile, Australia, Canada and of course America over the coming months so it was really an honour to see these lads play in Hampshire.

Having played songs from the Blurryface such as Tear in My Heart, Stressed Out and We Don’t Believe What’s On TV , the duo decided to play a mixture of some of their classic songs all jammed together in the space of just over five minutes.

These songs includes The Pantaloon and Addict With a Pen from their self titled first album as well as Semi Automatic and House Of Gold from the 2013 Vessel album.

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The moment when lead singer Tyler Joseph started singing on the balcony

As just a fan I was exhausted just watching these guys play and on a personal point of view, it was the best live show I have seen.

Tyler also told the crowd during the show that he’d love to come back to Portsmouth one day and perform, something that the sold out crowd would certainly not turn their nose up at.

One of their last songs was of course Car Radio, this particular song was my favourite of the night, the impact it has on people is truly epic and was sung in true Twenty One Pilots style.

As the night came to an end, Tyler and Josh made sure they kept the crowd entertained right to the very last minute allowing them to join in with every single song and almost become a part of the band.

So what’s next for Twenty One Pilots? 2016 will certainly be a massive year for the lads. |-/

Moose Blood returns to Slam Dunk Festival

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In what will be Slam Dunk Festival’s tenth anniversary, emo and up and coming band Moose Blood are the latest to be announced in what could be the best one yet.

The lads from Canterbury already played at the festival last year and are set to entertain three packed out crowds once again on May bank holiday weekend.

Slam Dunk’s fourth announcement for this year also saw Enter Shikari’s Sound System, The Word Alive, Gnarwolves and more.

Headlining the show this year is none other than Panic! at the Disco and with lead singer Brendon Urie having an amazing few years and his band performing more recently  on the main stage at Reading Festival 2015.

With the Las Vegas band recently releasing their new album Death of a Bachelor the final act of the festival will be a perfect way to end in what will  be an awesome day at all three venues. See Panic! At The Disco’s classic Nine in The Afternoon below.

American heavy metal band Of Mice and Men will also be making an appearance, that is set to be hectic, alongside pop punk band New Found Glory and American metalcore Memphis May Fire.

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Of Mice & Men from their official Facebook page

These acts and many more will be playing across seven stages throughout the festival in which is set to attract thousands of fans from the across the country.

The festival has three different locations and dates including Leeds City Centre on 28th May, Birmingham NEC on 29th May and Hatfield Forum on the 30th May.

To purchase tickets and see the whole line up – see here.

 

Enter Shikari announced as Hevy Fest headliner

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Enter Shikari announced as Saturday’s headliner

Enter Shikari have been announced as Saturday’s headliner for this years Hevy Fest as a host of bands are set tear up a new venue.

With the festival being at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park for the last two years, organisers have moved moved to Derbyshire, a long way away from Kent.

However this year’s line up looks to be bigger than ever as a second line up announcement was made this evening on BBC Radio One rock show.

Hevy Fest will take place on Friday 19th August will last for just the two days but expect absolute mayhem over that time.

Joining the Herfordshire post-hardcore band will be Swedish hardcore punk band Refused alongside Los Angeles based band The Bronx.

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The Bronx, photo taken from their official Facebook page.

Metelcore band While She Sleeps have also been announced for the weekend with american post- hardcore band LA Dispute also joining them. (Listen to While She Sleep’s Four Walls below)

 

With many more bands already announced and more to come with prices from just £83 for the weekend, this could certainly one of the best value heavy music festivals in the country this year.

Buy your tickets now for Hevy Fest here.

 

Deaf Havana’s DJ set at District was pretty sick

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Deaf Havana, photo taken from official Facebook page.

Deaf Havana put on a an absolute electric DJ set on Friday night (19/02/2016) at Southampton’s District at Lennons.

The King’s Lynn alternative band made sure that every single person had something to dance to and even lead singer James Veck-Gilodi sung along to a few himself.

Once they finished their set, the lads went around and joined in on the hectic fun that even saw some small mosh pits at one point.

James and the rest of the band put on some of the most current and old school tunes ranging from Bring me the Horizon to Limp Bizkit.

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A fan view from the night

Deaf Havana have been announced as headliners at this years Handmade festival in April at Leicester’s O2 Academy.

Despite the band headlining festivals all over the UK and having great success with albums such as Old Souls and Fools and Worthless Liars, the fame has certainly not got to the lads.

After the night had finished, the band took some time to speak to their fans and made sure everyone got a photo.

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Lead singer James Veck-Gilodi taking some time to speak to fans

 

You can listen to Deaf Havana’s latest song Cassiopeia below.

Shikari Sound System to enter District Southampton

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Shikari Sound Sytem at Southampton’s Junk (photo from District’s Facebook event)

The boys from Enter Shikari will be heading to Southampton on Friday 4th March as they bring their sound system to life at Junk nightclub.

Rock/alternative night providers District are organising the event however they have decided to upgrade the venue from their weekly slot Lennons.

And with the Hertfordshire post-hardcore band playing at a number of arenas this month alone as well as London’s Alexandra Palace, it is no wonder why tickets are already selling out fast.

On the night you can expect a huge mash-up of everything from Shikari, from drum & bass and dubstep, to alternative and metal.

District are famous in the area for pulling off some of the most craziest and insane rocks nights so after the set you listen to the resident DJs who will be playing some of biggest and old school rock anthems ever to exist.

Early bird tickets have sold out already but you can purchase tickets here for £7.

Listen to Sorry You’re Not a Winner Enter Shikari’s Take to the Skies album below.

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