The wildly successful Slam Dunk Festival is coming to Paris France this spring. The European version of the UK’s best independent alternative festival for pop-punk and rock will take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend and has booked The Used, Four Year Strong, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Grayscale, and Landmvrks. Five more bands will be added to the fest taking over two venues in Paris, France on Saturday 30th at La Boule Noir and La Cigale. The 2020 UK Slam Dunk will take place at Leeds Temple Newsam and Hatfield Park on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May. The two adjacent venues are set to welcome 10 outstanding artists; five of which have been announced today. Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival France will go on sale on Thursday 24th January and tickets for the UK event are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading →
When Slam Dunk formed in 2006 it had a bill of 7 bands at a sole location in Leeds with a small capacity of a few thousand, skip to 12 years on and oh my has it grown! Whether you’re reliving your mid-2000’s singing along to the likes of Taking Back Sunday or throwing yourself into the heart of California in the 90’s with the likes of Reel Big Fish, this festival has really developed into a three-location monster of a day out. What better way to start off the day than with getting your rear end torn open by Brutality Will Prevail on the ever hardcore Impericon Stage.Continue reading →
Hardcore punks Comeback Kid are dropping a new two-song seven inch single, which will include a cover of the classic 1980s Midnight Oil song, ‘Beds Are Burning’, and another previously unreleased song, ‘Little Soldier’. The tracks were recorded during the making of their current album, Outsider. The single will be released digitally on May 4 via Nuclear Blast. A limited print run of 500 7″ vinyl will be available direct from the band on tour in the UK next month when they play the Slam Dunk Festival. Continue reading →
Over three consecutive dates in May the 2018 Slam Dunk Festival will bring the best in punk bands and killer concert experiences to the UK. The festival will bring the same core of bands to three separate locations this spring as bands like Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, State Champs, PVRIS, The Devil Wears Prada, Astroid Boys, Brutality Will Prevail, Loathe, Every Time I Die, Northlane, Comeback Kid, Crown The Empire, Counterparts and many more for the bill. In addition, The Breakout Stage features the best in up and coming talent such as Palaye Royale, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic, Milestones, Chapel, Dream State, The FAIM, Grayscale and Holding Absence. There is also the Acoustic stage featuring Four Year Strong and The Fireball Stage and more! The 2018 fest takes place across Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham and tickets are on sale at the links below. Continue reading →
British rockers Enter Shikari dropped a new single, featuring Big Narstie, ‘Supercharge’. The track single was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as ‘Hottest Record In The World’ this week. Continue reading →
H2O have confirmed a June tour run celebrating their 20th anniversary with Cruel Hand supporting, alongside a series of festival appearances.
May 06-08: St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY May 09: The Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC May 10: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY May 19: Old Fire Station – Radcliffe (UK) May 20: Epic Studios – Norwich (UK) May 21: The Fleece – Bristol (UK) May 22: Think Tank – Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) May 23: Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds (UK) May 24: Forum Hertfordshire – Hatfield (UK) May 25: Civic – Wolverhampton (UK) Jun 12: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA (with Cruel Hand) Jun 14: The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA (with Cruel Hand) Jun 15:– The Underground – Mesa, AZ (with Cruel Hand) Jun 17: Gators – Corpus Christi, TX (with Cruel Hand) Jun 18: Korova – San Antonio, TX (with Cruel Hand) Jun 19: The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX (with Cruel Hand) Jun 20: Midway Fieldhouse – Austin, TX (with Cruel Hand) Jun 21: Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX (with Cruel Hand) Jun 23: The Syndicate Lounge – Birmingham, AL (with Cruel Hand) Jun 24: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC (with Cruel Hand) Jun 25: Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA (with Cruel Hand) Jun 26: Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY (with Cruel Hand) Jul 17: Herk Fest – Herk De Stab (BE) Jul 18: Traffic Jam – Dieburg (DE) Jul 18: Underground – Koln (DE) Jul 19: Logo – Hamburg (DE) Jul 20: Lido – Berlin (DE) Jul 21: Szene – Wien (AT) Jul 22: Free & Easy – Munchen (DE) Jul 23: Haus der Kulturen – Gottingen (DE) Jul 24: NORD Open Air – Essen (DE) Jul 26: This Is Hardcore Fest – Philadelphia, PA Aug 07: Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR (Warped Tour) Aug 08: White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA (Warped Tour)
H2O 20yr Headline Shows May-July dates. Also @thisishardcorefest July 26th & then @vanswarpedtour shows Aug 7th & 8th….
Gallows has their new seven inch vinyl single for “Bonfire Season” available as a limited edition coloured version, which is available here. “Leather Crown” is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the new album Desolate Sounds.
A. Bonfire Season Bonfire Season Jesus Fucking Christ remix
B. Denim Demon (originally by Turbonegro) Scare Me (originally by Major Lazer) featuring Marcia Richards of The Skints
Check out the new track “Leather Crown” below.
May 22: Cathouse – Glasgow (UK) May 23: Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds (UK) May 24: Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield (UK) May 25: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Wolverhampton (UK) May 26: The Garage – London (UK) May 27: Sound Control – Manchester (UK)