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Slam Dunk Bites: The Faim

The UK festival season is fast approaching. For many, it kicks off at the annual late May Bank Holiday weekend gathering known as the Slam Dunk Festival. Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a plethora of Slam Dunk Fest related content. Today, we’re bringing back our ‘Slam DunkRead More →

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Interview: Eternal Light – Rolo Tomassi

“I want people to realise that persistence and dedication to your art will yield results” Upon its theatrical release in 1940, Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ captivated the hearts and minds of a global viewing audience. It’s exquisite display of rich animation, flourishing colour and dreamlike spectacle tied together by a richerRead More →

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Shiny Happy People – Happy Accidents

Time, when you think about it, is really a rather strange concept. All that really exists is the here and now; the very moment that you live in; the past is everything that has taken us to this point, the future an unsketched blank canvas. It may seem an abstractRead More →

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Interview: Welcoming Change – Nervus

“I can very much only speak from my own experiences and if other people can find solace or can relate to what I’m saying, that’s great” If you’ve been paying close attention to the UK rock press in recent weeks, then Nervus is a name you’ll be familiar with. SpurredRead More →

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Interview: Cane Hill

“When everything is dying, you have to evolve and adapt.” “It’s way better than anything else we’ve put out,” proclaims Cane Hill frontman Elijah Witt as we catch up with him in London ahead of supporting Motionless In White. With their second album, ‘Too Far Gone’, seeing the light ofRead More →

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Interview: Through The Mire – Conjurer

“If we were more easily defined, you would see us in a certain pool of bands” From Iron Maiden to Depeche Mode, these wouldn’t be the immediate influences that would scream out to you for one of the most exciting heavy bands in the UK right now. But that isRead More →

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Interview: Motionless In White

“There always comes a point in every artist’s project where you just need to put the brush down, or put the mic down… just step back to admire what you’ve done and stop picking it apart” 2017 proved to be a great year for album releases and being three yearsRead More →

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Interview: Hardly Art? A conversation with Closer

“With this band, there’s three of us in the room who genuinely want the songs to be the best they can be.” Some bands epitomise the commodification of music, offering a soulless, easily digestible package that exists in a cultural vacuum. Others offer little artistry beyond writing and playing, representingRead More →

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Interview: Sharptooth

“I think communication is the most important thing we can actually be doing… instead of just shouting into the abyss on the internet, that’s not helping anyone on either side.” “A white knight is the kind of guy who, when I would be at a show, standing at the edgeRead More →

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Interview: 36 Crazyfists

“I am very proud that we have something that is unique” A unique selling point is something all bands strive for. To grab the attention of the audience, whether it be good or bad to have something a little bit different to make you sound out from the crowd isRead More →

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Interview: Tigercub

“We needed to pivot and take a risk” Sometimes the world of music can seem a bit stagnant. You have copycat bands, or you hear the same endless loop of chart-toppers on the radio, and you think if there is any way to break the cycle. But every so oftenRead More →

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Interview: The Bronx

“To me, it’s just about doing your art and doing what makes you happy.” Ever since their 2002 formation, The Bronx have become rock’s ultimate misfits, whose scattergun hardcore arrangements and catchy melody writing has awarded them the title of “the best punk band in the world”. Whenever hardcore punkRead More →

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Interview: Burn

When a band goes on hiatus, upon their return it is hard not to get a little bit nostalgic, go through their back catalogue and get re-familiar with the work they have produced. So when pioneers of the New York hardcore scene Burn announce that they would be returning withRead More →

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Interview: Rebuilder

“I don’t want to be known as a band that’s always on a downer, just because we’re fucked up,” concludes Rebuilder’s Sal Medrano as we wrap up a near hour-long chat. It’s a comment that comes as a surprise considering the ease with which Medrano talks (and, by his ownRead More →

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Interview: Comeback Kid

“We wouldn’t be beating a dead horse if no-one gave a fuck” Bands come and go. Lineups change, sounds evolve but once in a blue moon comes along a band which defines a generation of music fans. For punk/hardcore bands growing up in the late 90s / early 2000s, thatRead More →

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Interview: Counterparts

“If people are still talking about Counterparts twenty years from now, then I’ve won” Brendan Murphy is in a relaxed mood as we join him from his home in Hamilton, Ontario. Having recently returned home from a gruelling-yet-rewarding trek across the USA on the Vans Warped Tour now is theRead More →

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