Slam Dunk Fest. 2017 – The Taste Test

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With this year’s Slam Dunk Festival being just around the corner, we’ve slammed together our standard taste test playlist so we can all make sure sure we’re prepped to see all our favourites.

Turn it up.

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Mayday Parade Release New Track To Mark The Ten Year Anniversary of Their First EP

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Florida pop punk heroes Mayday Parade have release a new track ‘The Problem With The Big Picture Is That It’s Hard To See‘ to celebrate ten years since they released their very first EP.

The EP, titled ‘Tales Told By Dead Friends‘, was released in 2006 and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support. Since then the boys have gone on to release five full length albums and another EP. You can check out the new track below.

Long live Mayday Parade.

All Time Low Announce UK Tour Dates

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Baltimore pop punk foursome All Time Low haves announced UK tour dates for 2017.

The tour begins in London and circles around the UK ending back up in London again. But you better get on it fast guys as the first London date is already sold out.

More info regarding dates, plus ticket links can be found HERE

10th March – LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO (SOLD OUT)
11th March – CARDIFF UNIVERSITY GREAT HALL
13th March – SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL
14th March – CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
15th March – LEEDS ACADEMY
16th March – BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY 
18th March – LIVERPOOL GUILD OF STUDENTS
19th March – BELFAST ULSTER HALL
20th March – DUBLIN OLYMPIA
22nd March – BRISTOL ACADEMY 
23rd March – MANCHESTER APOLLO
24th March – SHEFFIELD ACADEMY 
25th March – NEWCASTLE ACADEMY
27th March – EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE
28th March – GLASGOW ACADEMY
30th March – NORWICH THE NICK RAYNS LCR, UEA
31st March – LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY

Get on it kids.

Taking Back Sunday Announce New Album ‘Tidal Wave’

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Rock veterans Taking Back Sunday have announced that their seventh album titled ‘Tidal Wave‘ will be released on 16th September.

The title is taken from the band’s first single from the record, which frontman Adam Lazzara explains to be a title that “..kept poking its neck out.”

There are apparently many songs on the album with references to water (why? We have no idea), but the album release is likely to be accompanied by a tour.

Lazzara also commented on his frustration at being pigeonholed as an emo band, stating;

“Look, in my mind every album anyone’s ever written is an emo album because there’s a lot of emotion that goes into all of that.”

This album follows their hugely successful sixth album ‘Happiness Is’.

Let’s all do the dance of excitement!

 

 

Marianas Trench Announce Huge Tour

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Canadian pop rockers Marianas Trench have announced 2016 summer tour dates across the globe between July and October. The tour follows their fourth studio album ‘Astoria‘ back in October 2015.

USA

JUL 08 DIAMOND BALLROOM OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
JUL 09 AZTEC THEATRE SAN ANTONIO, TX
JUL 10 MOHAWK AUSTIN, TX
JUL 12 HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS, LA
JUL 13 IRON CITY BIRMINGHAM, AL
JUL 15 JANNUS LIVE SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
JUL 16 PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL
JUL 17 MASQUERADE ATLANTA, GA
JUL 19 ZIGGY’S BY THE SEA WILMINGTON, NC
JUL 20 THE ORANGE PEEL ASHEVILLE, NC
JUL 22 LINCOLN THEATRE RALEIGH, NC
JUL 23 THE NATIONAL RICHMOND, VA
JUL 24 THE STONE PONY ASBURY PARK, NJ
JUL 26 PLAYSTATION THEATER NEW YORK, NY
JUL 27 TOAD’S PLACE NEW HAVEN, CT
JUL 29 BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE BALTIMORE, MD
JUL 30 MR. SMALLS THEATRE MILLVALE, PA
JUL 31 HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND CLEVELAND, OH
AUG 02 MERCURY BALLROOM LOUISVILLE, KY
AUG 03 THE CANNERY BALLROOM NASHVILLE, TN
AUG 05 THE PAGEANT ST. LOUIS, MO
AUG 06 TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL
AUG 07 SLOWDOWN OMAHA, NE
AUG 09 SUMMIT MUSIC HALL DENVER, CO
AUG 10 THE COMPLEX SALT LAKE CITY, UT
AUG 13 THE FILLMORE SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AUG 14 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO, CA

UK & Rest of Europe

SEP 30 STEREO GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 02 SOUND CONTROL MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 03 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 3 BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 04 THE GLOBE CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 06 O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 07 LES ETOILES PARIS, FRANCE
OCT 08 GEBAUDE 9 COLOGNE, GERMANY
OCT 10 MUSIK AND FRIEDEN BERLIN, GERMANY
OCT 11 PARADISO (UPSTAIRS) AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
OCT 13 INDRA CLUB HAMBURG, GERMANY