Joining the already stellar line-up in Portsmouth for Seasick Fest are; The Gospel Youth and Sleepwalker. This should please pop punkers and metalcore lovers alike, if you haven’t already checked out the lineup for Seasick Fest it is as follows:
The Gospel Youth
Prolong The Agony
Home For The Weekend
14+ DOORS 6PM
Seasick Fest 2016 will be raising awareness for Diabetes UK. There will also be fundraising on the night – please donate if you can!Diabetes is a silent killer, a disease that affects thousands every day. We need to find a cure. If we can raise awareness just by enjoying some free live music that’s a start if nothing more.
First to take the stage; Astroid Boys, white boiler suits and raps for days is something that these guys have down. Climbing over the front of stage speakers and jumping down into the pit had the audience yelling for more, and boy did they deliver.
Hacktivist took the room by storm, easily leading the audience as though it were their own headline show. Tracks like Hacktivist and a swaggeringly cool take on Jay-z’s track Ni**as In Paris had everyone shouting the lyrics and the crowd became a surging mass of excitement. These guys had it nailed and their set was a blast to watch.
The excitement before Issues came onstage was so tense; you could feel the anticipation in the room. Bouncing straight into COMA, they started off with a bang, every note was hit and they proved that as a unit they are just a tight onstage as in the studio. Never Lose Your Flames proved a crowd favourite and the noise of those singing along was just deafening, this wasn’t just a tour for Issues, this was a ‘welcome back, we’ve missed you’ from their fans. Showing off older songs as well as playing new tracks from just released album Headspace, it was a bit of a mixed bag with something for everyone. Winding down the night with tracks like Mad At Myself and Hooligans, it’s apparent just how much better these anthems sound in a larger venue, and with a performance like this, it’s clear they deserve it. 10/10
As well as playing this long list of festivals this year; Download Festival, Truck Festival, ArcTanGent, 2000 Trees, Copenhell Festival (Denmark), Rock In Vienna (Austria), Rock For People (Czech Republic) and Fishing On Orfu ((Hungary), Black Peaks are set to be Deftones only and main support act at their Wembley show on June 3rd.
From Black Peaks guitarist Joe Gosney: “Well this is honestly something we never thought we would be saying so here goes…We are delighted to announce that we will be main support to Deftones at none other than Wembley Arena on June 3rd. Deftones have been been a huge inspiration to us as a band and obviously a big influence on our music. We cannot wait to play this show and this is no doubt going to be something very special. Let’s do this Wembley.”
The track is taken from the quartet’s recently released sophomore EP Closure, which is now available for pre-order on their double vinyl Inside My Head Vs. Closure. This is their third video to shot by videographer Zac Pinchin.
“Mood Swing is about just wanting to be left alone. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need time to deal with things in our own way, we wanted to get across a sense of isolation and paranoia and how being alone with your thoughts can actually be very claustrophobic!” – Kaya Tarus, vocalist.
With the release of their debut album At Peace Amongst Chaos, the Manchester hardcore band have announced a local show at The Star & Garter on July 23rd. Other UK dates have also been announced, along with a tour as support for Sick Of It All in August. Show dates below:
Clean Your Clock live from Munich in 2015, will be released as a BluRay/DVD/CD/Vinyl on June 10th, the show was one of frontman Lemmy’s last shows. As Motorhead will no longer be touring, this is the last and most recent video of the band performing, it’s truly set to be spectacular.
Setlist for Clean Your Clock:
Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You / Over The Top / (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch / Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It / Orgasmatron / Doctor Rock / Just ‘Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues / Overkill
Check out the video for Overkill from the set here.
The festival which is celebrating its tenth aniversary this year has announced its final additions to the lineup. This years line-up has really blown us away, its phenomenal. No, really. The last additions are listed below:
The Forest Stage 2016 line-up (ALL acoustic sets):
Jamie Lenman (playing a VERY special set)
Itch (from The King Blues)
Crazy Arm and Non Canon
Plus the already announced Dave McPherson, Thrill Collins, Bare Knuckle Parade and Jim Lockey
The band have a new album on its way; A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me out 22nd July via Rude Records.
Discussing the LP, vocalist Daniel Wand states “For this album, I wanted to write lyrics that I felt like I needed to hear, or would have liked to have heard at certain times in my life that I have only just recently worked through enough to put into words. The title represents what the album does for the band, and me personally. It’s a reintroduction of who we are as a band, in reference to the things that have led to this point in my life.”
Lead single from the album; XX (I Sew My Eyes) is available to watch here.
Wand reveals that the single XX (I Sew My Eyes)is: “about the idea of wanting to move on from a moment, person or cycle in life, but feeling like your actions that leave you unexplainably content in discomfort make up who you are, and battling that in your head… the fear that you can’t change fast enough in your own eyes.” Wand concludes: “This record does more for me and my self-worth than anything I’ve ever touched before. Right before going into the studio, I told one of my best friends that the most important thing about this record was that it needed to be something that if I heard when I was at my most impressionable point, it would’ve made me desperate to make a band. I think if I had this record when I was growing up it would’ve led me to exactly where I am today.”