Slam Dunk Festival announce another wave of bands

Slam Dunk Festival is becoming one of the UK’s most-beloved one day festivals. Spanning three days in May, the festival’s bill is starting to fill up nicely.

Joining the likes of Enter ShikariNeck DeepBowling For Soup and many more are:

We Are The Ocean, playing one of their final shows.
Frank Iero
Deaf Havana
The Maine
Stray From The Path
Sorority Noise
Boston Manor
Crime In Stero
Too Close To Touc

This is great mix of talent from the UK and around the world. You can see the full poster below.

HOLDING ABSENCE announced as support on We Are The Ocean’s final UK Tour

Holding Absence have announced they will be supporting We Are The Ocean on their Farewell tour.


Check out the dates below


22nd March – Glasgow – Cathouse 

23rd March – Manchester – Sound Control 

24th March – London – Tufnell Park Dome – Sold Out


Frontman Lucas Woodland comments:
“We’re absolutely honoured to be heading out with WATO next month and sharing the stage with them for their final ever UK shows. We Are The Ocean are a band we all respected growing up, from their great tunes to their work ethic and later in their careers when they were pushing the musical boundaries and experimenting with their sounds… They’re a glimmering example of a great UK band, and it’s bittersweet to be able to say goodbye to them onstage every night, but we’re going to love every minute of it! Thanks for having us WATO, and thanks for the memories!”

Full tour dates below:

9th March – Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham *Holding Absence Headline*
22nd March – Cathouse, Glasgow w/ We Are The Ocean
23rd March- SoundControl, Manchester w/ We Are The Ocean
24th March- The Dome, London w/ We Are The Ocean
9th April- The Key Club, Leeds w/ Blood Youth & Loathe
10th April – Boston Music Rooms, London w/ Blood Youth & Loathe
3rd June- Bloc Bar @ Camden Rocks, London
9th June – Download Festival, Donnington 
22nd July – Amplified Festival, Gloucestershire

Pre-Order Holding Absence‘s limited edition disk here

Holding Absence – Big Cartel

Check out “Dream of me” here

Holding Absence links




We Are The Ocean announce break up, release final UK dates.

It’s a sad time to be a We Are The Ocean fan as the band have announced their final days as a band. Their tour dates will be a few in March, but will be some of their biggest headline shows to date and will no doubt give them a proper good sendoff.

You can check out the dates and their Facebook announcement below!

We’re playing just 3 more UK Headline shows as part of our #FarewellTour this March. If you wanna be there you can get…

Publicado por We Are The Ocean em Quarta, 18 de janeiro de 2017

Adam Kills Eve – Of Time EP [REVIEW]

Alternative rock can go many different ways in its own specific genre. It can just be straight up riffs, it could flow into a more happy-go-lucky side with a positive sound, or it can invoke a lot of emotion with a more deeper meaningful blend of guitar work and vocals. In come Adam Kills Eve from Italy to help try and blur all those lines with their latest EP titled ‘Of Time’.

The intro and the outro, both with flowing names from one another, they help add a nice depth to both sides of the record. The build-in takes an acoustic and very climatic entrance to the record, fully getting you immersed right into the next song. The guitars work flawlessly together in ‘Rewind (The Dance Is Over)’ and it really pushes the rest of the instrumentation to flow that more stronger and sound very triumphant, bringing a heavier element and adding a nice touch with the screams.

In the meatiness of the record, you have five other tracks that are all fighting one another to make themselves known. They all have their own little signs of life whilst keeping that main element of being somewhat original. ‘The Snowglobe Forecast’ is a surefire highlight of getting you falling in line with the records enjoyable side, but with one track on the EP being mainly classed as somewhat filler and pretty skip-able 49 seconds of interlude, by the time ‘Tomorrow Is DOA’ rolls around you’re kinda of feeling a bit out of it. Luckily that track brings something monstrous with its guitar quality and brings you back into it.

From the start to finish, there are some bumps in that road. With that being said, AKE bring a lovely little bash of alternative rock prowess with a touch of post hardcore elements to bring something truly groundbreaking for the band themselves. If you need something new to listen to, some of these tracks are a good place to start.


Released: 19th October 2016
For Fans Of: Deaf Havana (older) / We Are The Ocean
Label: N/A