HIT THE DECK 2012 LIVE REVIEW

Only in its second year, Hit The Deck has managed to grapple its way to the very top of the UK day festival scene. Helped by a constantly stellar line up and its home in arguably the UK’s best music venue, how long it will take before Hit The Deck ‘does-a-Slam-Dunk’ and expands all over the country can only be a matter of time.  Read more…

FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR HIT THE DECK 2012!

One of the most successful day festivals of 2011, Hit The Deck,  have begun to announce the line up for 2012. April 22nd 2012 will see some of the best alternative bands take over Nottingham, invading Rock City, Stealth, The Forum, and The Rescue Rooms. Tickets are on sale now from Alt Tickets and cost £20.
Line-up so far includes the following bands, with further additions expected in the New Year.

Kids In Glass Houses
The Wonder Years
Blackstorm
Every Avenue
Imperial Leisure
Junius
Of Mice & Men
Shadows Chasing Ghosts
Silent Screams
The Swellers
Violet
We Are The In Crowd
Wolves Like Us
Yashin

THE SWELLERS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR


Michigan punk heroes, The Swellers have announced the release of their much-anticipated new album. “Good For Me”, which follows the band’s 2009 label debut “Ups And Downsizing”, is set for release in the UK on 21 November. In support of this they have announced a new UK tour:
29.11 – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
30.11 – Cockpit, Leeds
01.12 –  King Tuts, Glasgow
02.12 – Academy2, Newcastle
03.12 – Corporation, Sheffield
04.12 – Academy3, Manchester
05.12 –  Academy3, Birmingham
06.12 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
07.12 – Borderline, London
17.12 – Peel, Kingston

THE SWELLERS LIVE REVIEW


For reasons unbeknownst to me, or any other fan of The Swellers, they still appear to be relatively unknown by the crowd of The Blackout fans crammed inside London’s picturesque KOKO. It’s the third time the band have graced these shores, each time touring with acts with devout and dedicated fanbases (as anyone who has come across a member of The Blackout’s ‘Riot Squad’ will testify).Yet the four-piece hailing from Michigan seem unperturbed as they stride onstage to the unmistakeable sounds of – yes, really -Van Halen….read more.

NEW BANDS ADDED TO SOUNDWAVE REVOLUTION

A host of new bands have been added to the somewhat mysterious aussie-based project Soundwave Revolution. The Damned Things, In This Moment, The SwellersEvery Time I Die, Four Year Strong, This Providence and Madina Lake are just a few of the latest additions. We still don’t know much about the tour/festival, but it sure does sound exciting!

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THE BLACKOUT ADDED TO MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TOUR

Our favourite Welshies The Blackout, have been added as the main support to the imminent My Chemical Romance UK tour. Their new album ‘HOPE’ is due for release in early April, alongside a full UK tour – tickets are selling fast. Their first track Ambition is Critical is up for free download via  theblackout.net with promise that their first single Higher and Higher will be available to download from itunes from Feb 14th.

My Chemical Romance Tour

12.02 – London, Wembley Arena
13.02 – Birmingham, LG Arena
14.02 – Glasgow, SECC
18.02 – Manchester, MEN Arena
19.02 – Nottingham, Trent FM Arena
21.02 – Cardiff, CIA
22.02 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

Headlining Tour with The Swellers and Hyro

29.03 – Oxford, O2 Academy 2
30.03 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
01.04 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
02.04 – Dublin, Academy
03.04 – Belfast, Speakeasy, Queens Student Union
05.04 – Glasgow, Garage
06.04 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
07.04 – Northumbria, University
08.04 – Manchester, Academy 2
09.04 – Birmingham, HMV Institute
10.04 – Norwich, Waterfront
12.04 – London, Koko
13.04 – Bournemouth, Old Firestation
14.04 – Plymouth, White Rabbit
15.04 – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
16.04 – Cardiff, Solus