Takedown festival announce headliners for 2023

The South’s favourite independent alternative-rock and metal festival – TAKEDOWN – will make its return in 2023, landing at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 8th April. After an 8 year hiatus, the much-loved festival is making a comeback with a mind-blowing lineup, a new venue and an outdoor stage added for the first time. Moving from…

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The Menzingers are everything at London’s Roundhouse

We’ve never seen a Menzingers show we didn’t like, and the band’s show at London’s Roundhouse on 8 October was no different, with support from Sincere Engineer and Joyce Manor. There are many ways to have a great night out on an October Saturday night in the UK’s capital but very few will be as…

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Arkells play dopamine-heavy London show

Ain’t no party like an Arkells party – this has always been true and it’s been a pleasure seeing the Canadians stay true to their form as they made their long-awaited return to the capital last week. Turning a Friday night in London into a huge celebration maybe wasn’t the hardest task Arkells ever had…

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Ocean Alley impress at intimate London show

Aussie psychedelic rock band Ocean Alley took over London’s gorgeous Lafayette, with support from Sophie May, and proved just why they are hailed as one of Australia’s most exciting touring exports. Just earlier this year, the six piece completed a successful UK tour which culminated in a sold out show London’s iconic Roundhouse. And if…

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Green Day’s Hella Mega Tour bursts with bliss

Political stadium punk rock was just what we needed this Friday night. In a world full of Supreme Court Justice types, be a Billie Joe Armstrong. If there’s any takeaway from the night, it’s this. As Billie renounces his American citizenship and angers Americans who clearly haven’t been paying attention to anything Green Day have…

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Mayday Parade hit us right in the feels at London’s Troxy

With stellar support from As It Is and Real Friends In a true emo celebration, Mayday Parade alongside As It Is and Real Friends brought together the elder and new alternative generation. Kicking things off for the evening were Brighton punk rockers As It Is, playing tracks off their brand new record To Hell And…

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State Champs are The Kings Of The New Age

New York outfit State Champs prove just how much fun a pop-punk show can be Ain’t no party like a State Champs party that is one hill we are happy to die on. Fresh off releasing their incredible new record Kings Of The New Age, the NY-based band took over London’s Electric Ballroom for an…

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Slam Dunk’s return marks the rise of alternative music

Kicking off a glorious festival season, Slam Dunk 2022 was the group therapy we all needed. It was almost like the weather gods saw all the excited elder emos and alternative kids waiting at the gates of Slam Dunk South and thought we can’t give them a rainy day. And almost as soon as the…

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A very special evening with Bowling For Soup

Texan pop-punks Bowling For Soup headlined O2 Academy Brixton on the last night of their UK tour. With a stellar array of special guests, as is tradition now with Bowling For Soup, this was one night that won’t soon be forgotten. For one, as with a lot of unforgettable moments, they start of with a…

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The Rasmus make pledge for Eurovision entry

Multi-platinum selling Finnish rock band The Rasmus have revealed that they have entered Finland’s annual Eurovision selection contest, UMK, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (The New Music Competition). The band have also announced the release of their Eurovision entry bid and new single ‘Jezebel’ which will be available on 17th January 2022 via Playground Music. ‘Jezebel’ was…

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