But it turns out all this has been a pre-cursor to their new single, ‘Gumshield’!
Rob had this to say about the whole event and the inspiration on it:
“Excited to share our new song & video for ‘Gumshield’! After Tom’s fake wedding for the last album and the Beckham fan account hacking on our Instagram before ‘Manchester Super Reds’ we wanted to bow out on one final prank.
“After seeing all these YouTubers try their hand at boxing we thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if we could convince people I was deluded enough myself to fight a professional boxer. The song itself is about the anxiety that comes with posting online and the fear of resulting arguments so the divisive nature of my entrance to the sport personally hit all those triggers for me!
“Teaming up with Dave Allen on this was so much fun, hilarious guy and proper top bloke, though think I could definitely have him if we ever had a real fight ;)”
And Dave had this to say:
“It has been a great experience working with the Don Broco team on the music video, a great bunch of lads who are very innovative and smart, Rob can’t actually fight though x”
Check out the video for ‘Gumshield’ below.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming record, ‘Amazing Things’ set to be released on September 17th via SharpTone Records.
Pre-orders for the record are available via the following link.
There’s been a whole load of names added to the upcoming 2021 iteration of Slam Dunk Festival.
In addition to Don Broco and Sum 41 who will be the headlining bands, Young Guns, Trash Boat, Dream State, Movements, Doll Skin and more have all been added.
Ben Ray (Slam Dunk Festival Director) says:
“Not delivering Slam Dunk Festival in 2020 was hard, but with 2021 being the 15th anniversary we will be sure to make it a special one for us all. With overwhelming support shown by our fans by keeping hold of their tickets, I felt it was important to try to give them as many of the artists they bought their tickets for as possible. Therefore I’m so happy to be able to confirm the majority will be returning”.
The full lineup of bands are as follows:
Check out the full list of artists below:
SUM 41 AND DON BROCO
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All tickets from Slam Dunk Festival 2020 will be valid for 2021.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place May 29th (LEEDS) and May 30th (HATFIELD).
Slam Dunk Festival have confirmed that Don Broco and Sum 41 are going to be headlining the festival in 2021.
They are joining the already announced NOFX, Pennywise, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Reel Big Fish, The Vandals, Face To Face, Comeback Kid, Days N Daze and The Baboon Show.
Slam Dunk Festival is going to held at Leeds Temple Newsam on May 29th 2020 and Hatfield Park, London on May 30th 2020.
The festival have released the following statement.
“We are overwhelmed by the support you have shown by keeping hold of your tickets for next year, so many thanks to you all. We are glad to say that the line-up will remain very similar to the one that you bought your tickets for, and we should be able to bring you more announcements soon.
Today we are pleased to say our 2020 headliners are confirmed to return for 2021! #SDF2021 will be headlined by Sum 41 & Don Broco. Add to that the previously announced return of NOFX and their Punk In Drublic Stage!
Thank you for your patience on this, we are currently busy confirming up the rest of the line-up and hopefully will be able to announce this in the next few weeks.”
Don Broco have announced a singular special hometown show which will take place towards the end of 2020.
The band will be playing Esquires, Bedford on November 23rd 2020 with all the proceeds going straight to the venue!
Fantastic motivation to be going to the show.
Here’s a full statement from the band.
“The mighty Don Broco are heading home on Monday 23rd November.
The band have been hugely supportive of our Crowdfunding initiative and are playing the show for us for free, with all proceeds going to support the venue.
For a band of this star to come back and support us when we are in trouble has been truly humbling. DB and their whole team have been behind us from the off and we can’t wait to see the back, tearing up the Esquires stage. Keep an eye on their social media on Friday morning for a little something extra too..
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday – Anyone who has pledged to our campaign will get a slightly early link sent through from Crowdfunder x”
It’s a new online festival which is set to take place this weekend coming but now, more artists have been added to the lineup.
Yonaka, Trash Boat, Roam, Wargasm, Rob Lynch and Lacey are all now set to play this weekend alongside Enter Shikari, Don Boco, Lizzy Farrall and more.
Five4Five is set to be streamed over on the festivals Facebook page from 7.30PM on May 15th and 16th. All sets are completely free to watch but you’re encouraged to donate £5 via a link which will be provided. All the profits from the streams will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.
You can visit the Facebook page via the following link.
Online festivals are surely becoming the norm in 2020 but could they become the new normal? Nevertheless, the rock community is getting its hands in as Five4Five fest is confirming it’s full lineup.
The reason it’s being called Five4Five fest though? 10 bands in total over the two days on May 15th and 16th.
And now we have the full lineup.
Friday 15th May 2020
Deaf Havana Hot Milk
Saturday 16th May 2020
As It Is
The Dangerous Summer
Tickets to watch are free of charge, but attendees are encouraged to donate £5 which will go towards the NHS to help them during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. A link will be provided at the time of the festival for the people to submit their donation.
Along with the performances, prizes are to be won on each date.