Saturday, 28 December 2013

Things to Look forward to in 2014

1. Neck Deep Releasing Wishful Thinking 

Despite being a band for little over a year Neck Deep already have two killer EPs under their belts' (Rain in July and a History of Bad Decisions). Not only this, the band recently signed to Hopeless Records, home to bands such as The Wonder Years, All Time Low and We are the In Crowd. Also, on January 14th Neck Deep will be releasing their debut album Wishful Thinking and if the two singles already released from the album are anything to go by, we get the felling this album will definitely be one not to miss. 

2. The Return of Set Your Goals

After Jordan broke his ankle and the departure of drummer Mike Ambrose, SYG have been uncomfortably quiet over 2013. But fear not people, it looks like they will be returning next year. In various tweets posted to fans, the band stated that they will be returning in 2014 and have 12 demos in the works. Next year will also mark the band's ten year anniversary. 

3. The Wonder Years, State Champs and A Loss for Words Tour

2013 has been a great year for all three of these bands. The Wonder Years released The Greatest Generation, A Loss for Words released Before it Caves and State Champs released their debut The Finer Things. Now, luckily enough for the UK all three bands are coming to play for us next May. (Check tour dates here) Although The Wonder Years and A Loss for Words have had the chance to play the UK before, this will be the first time that State Champs will have stepped foot on UK soil. So make sure you don't miss it. 

4.Slam Dunk Festival 2014

Slam Dunk has had a number of great bands appear over the years. Some of which include Four Year Strong, Man Overboard, Fireworks, Handguns, Set Your Goals, Save Your Breath and Me vs. Hero to name a few. Although there has been no announcements so far, we're hoping that Slam Dunk festival continues to perform and announces an impressive line up for 2014.

5. Handguns Recording New Album

Early January, Handguns will be heading into the studio to record their new album which will hopefully be out sometime next year. 

6. Neck Deep Tour

In the lead up to the release of Wishful Thinking and after, Neck Deep will be playing a handful of shows throughout the country. The band will be supported by Eastbourne's Roam who recently released their EP Headdown. Not only this, the band will also be on tour with label mates We are the in Crowd into February with support from fellow Englishmen Save Your Breath. It sounds like a pretty hectic start t the year for Neck Deep make sure you don't miss them (tour dates here

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve Playlist

Merry Christmas Eve everybody!

1. New Found Glory Ex Mis

2. The Wonder Years - Christmas at 22

3. Blink 182 - I Won't Be Home for Christmas

4. MxPx - Christmas Night of the Living Dead

5. Man Overboard - Decemberism

Monday, 23 December 2013

Best of 2013

The end of 2013 is nearly upon us, so we thought we'd share with you some of our favourite things that happened over the last 12 months. We hope you all have a nice Christmas/New Year and we're looking forward to what ever 2014 brings (Set Your Goals hurry up with that new album please...) 

Best Albums (in no particular order, they were all great let's face it): 
1. State Champs - The Finer Things

2.The Story So Far - What You Don't See

3. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation 

4. Save Your Breath - There Used to be a Place For Us

5. The Swellers - Light Under Closed Doors 

6. Mixtapes - Ordinary Silence

7. Seaway - Hoser

8. Veara - Growing Up is Killing Me

9. A Loss For Words - Before it Caves

10. New Found Glory Kill it Live

11. We Still Dream - Something to Smile About
12. Man Overboard - Heart Attack

Best EPs (also in no particular order):
1. Real Friends - Put Yourself Back Together

 2. Neck Deep - A History of Bad Decisions

3. Firestarter - New Beginnings

4. Roam - Head Down

5. Game Changer - Three Years

6. Smalls - Expecting the Worst

7. Pentimento - Inside the Sea

Best Bands that we were lucky enough to see (these were also all awesome and are in no particular order):

2. The Story So Far  
3. Man Overboard
4. Fireworks
5. Four Year Strong
6. Real Friends
7. The Wonder Years 
8. Save Your Breath
9. Seahaven
10. Yellowcard
11. Neck Deep
12. Handguns

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Neck Deep Release Growing Pains

Neck Deep have released a new song and video. The new track, Growing Pains, can be found on their debut album 'Wishful Thinking' out on January 13th. 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Tiger Lily - Ghost of What I Had

Tiger Lily have released a new song from their upcoming EP 'Won't Let This Kill Me' which will be out on January 15th.
You can get preorders here:

Old Friends, Loose Ends Review

Looking at this EP you might get the impression that Six Time Champion's EP is something completely different altogether. A scene from a country road does not denote the sound of this EP whatsoever. Six Time Champion's new release Old Friends, Loose Ends is a mixture of heavy guitar and catchy vocals;  kind of like Four Year Strong and the Story So Far in a blender...yes it is that awesome. Listening to it, you will question if it's possible to make a debut EP this good. 

The opening song Cheek to Cheek is undoubtedly the stand out song from the EP which holds a killer melody and chorus with the song's lyrics being honest and authentic. 

Next up is Can I Blame Someone Else Now? which has everything you could ask for in a song: outstanding riffs, fast paced drumming and relatable lyrics.  

The EP slows down with the title track Old Friends, Loose Ends which demonstrates the  vocal ability within the band. Making sure the song doesn't become to poppy, the end of the song is filled with heartfelt gang vocals. Once again the lyrics are sincere and ingenuous. 

Overall the EP is brilliant and it's this which in a way is surprising for a debut EP; it's definitely worth a listen.   

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

Steve Klein Parts Ways with New Found Glory

New Found Glory have parted ways with their guitarist Steve Klein. This is what the band had to say: 

"To All Our Fans,

It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Steve Klein is no longer a part of New Found Glory. We’ve had our differences with Steve over the years that have led us to this decision. We love Steve however personal differences have guided this decision and we no longer feel we can work with him. Rest assured that New Found Glory will still go on! After the Parahoy Cruise we are planning to write a new record and start this new chapter for our band. We have not decided on who will fill Steve’s position however we will let you know our plans as soon as we figure that out. We love you, our fans, so much and appreciate your dedication and loyalty to our band. We hope you stick by us during this difficult time.

We love you,

Chad, Jordan, Cyrus, and Ian"

Oh dear it sound

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Loss For Words Release New Video

A Loss For Words have released a video for their The Kids Can't Lose from their recent album Before it Caves:

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Wonder Years Announce Tour with State Champs and A Loss for Words

The Wonder Years are coming to the UK next May with support from no other than State Champs and A Loss for Words. 


May 6 - Solus 2 - Cardiff, Wales
May 7 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
May 8 - Scala - London, UK
May 9 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
May 10 - QMU - Glasgow, Scotland
May 11 - Fibber Magees - Dublin, Ireland
May 13 - Academy - Liverpool, UK
May 14 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
May 15 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK

Soupy had this to say: “We wanted to bring the same family aesthetic and complete bill that we try to create with every US tour to overseas audiences. So, in keeping with that tradition, we decided on long-time friends and genre mainstays in A Loss For Words coupled with one of most exciting new bands in the genre – State Champs. We’re planning on shows that get crowds involved and excited from the first note of the night to the last and believe that this tour is going to bring just that.”

Firestarter This is How Video

Firestarter have released a new video for their song 'This is How' which you can find on their split with Old Again below.

We are the In Crowd UK Tour with Neck Deep and Save Your Breath

We are the In Crowd our landing in the UK next January. This also means more tour dates for Neck Deep who will be commencing on the tour after their own UK shows. Support will also be offered from Save Your Breath.... 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Reading and Leeds Announcment

The reading and Leeds first announcements have happened and you'll never guess who's playing. Okay as you can probably tell from the picture it's Blink 182 and we're excited as fuck. 

Mark Hoppus had this to say:
"I’m stoked to play Reading & Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured. The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury."

Also announced: 
Jake Bugg
Of Mice and Men
I Am Legion

This will be one of their only UK dates so make sure to get tickets. See you there.