First Bands Announced For Slam Dunk Festival 2023

After a whirlwind summer, it’s time to get excited to see who’ll be playing around the UK in 2023.

This brings us to Slam Dunk Festival which today kicked off a holy hell what the actual fu** responses as they have announced an eye watering 22 bands including run-on shows from The Academy Is as well as Kids In Glass Houses alongside sets from Enter Shikari and The Offspring and loads more.

Check out he announcement video below.

Check out the full list of bands below.

Enter Shikari
The Offspring
Billy Talent
Four Year Strong
Trash Boat
Bowling For Soup
Less Than Jake
Holding Absence
Fit For A King
Real Friends
Destroy Boys
Maggie Lindemann
Charlotte Sands
Kids In Glass Houses (‘Smart Casual’ 15 years anniversary celebration)
The Academy Is…

Slam Dunk Festival will take play May 2023 on 27th at Hatfield Park and Temple Newsam Park, Leeds on the 28th.

Here’s the Festival poster!

Enter Shikari Announce Re-Scheduled Tour Dates To Late 2021 & Early 2022

Enter Shikari have announced their rescheduled tour dates to take place at late 2021 and early 2022.

The band were first due to head out in support of their new album ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ in October, November and December 2020, and then May, June, September 2021 – and now they’ve pushed back once more.

Dinosaur Pile-Up and Nova Twins will be the supporting artists for the tour.

Here are the tour dates.

December 2021

4th – Alexandra Palace, London

5th – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

7th – Engine Shed, Lincoln

8th – Asylum, Hull

9th – O2 Academy, Bristol

11th – Mountford Hall, Liverpool

12th – O2 Academy, Leeds

13th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

15th – O2 Academy, Birmingham

16th – Great Hall, Cardiff – SOLD OUT

17th – O2 Guildhall, Southampton

19th – Town Hall, Middlesbrough

20th – Rock City, Nottingham – SOLD OUT

21st – Rock City, Nottingham – SOLD OUT

Bullet For My Valentine, Architects, Twin Atlantic And More Are A Part Of A New Charity Raffle

The Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the details of a Christmas Raffle with some huge bands involved.

Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Skindred and more are in the names whom have donated prizes to the Christmas Rocks giveaway which will be personalised for the winnders.

If you enter for Enter Shikari you have a chance to win a personalised copy of one of the band’s records on vinyl.

The raffle runs from 17th December 2020 to 11.59 January 3rd 2021. There’s a minimum £5 per ticket that you buy.

All the details are available via the following link.

Enter shikari Are Auctioning Off A Stage-Worn Tie From ‘The Spark’ Era For Charity

Enter Shikari achieved a lot of things during their ‘The Spark’ era. One of these things was their stage outfits. They looked amazing every time they played.

One of the ties that the band wore on stage is being auctioned off for Cahonas, which is a Scottish charity committed to raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Testicular Cancer.

At the time of writing, it currently stands at £169.30 with 4 days and 21 hours remaining in the auction.

This is what it will look along the lines of.

You can place a bid on the item via the following here.

More Artists Have Been Added to Five4Five FEst

Five4Five festival might need a new name.

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.


Five4Five Fest Announces Lineup

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

Don Broco

Deaf Havana Hot Milk

Stay Free

Lizzy Farrall


Saturday 16th May 2020

Enter Shikari

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.


Enter Shikari & Don Broco Announced For New Online Festival

Five4Five Fest is a brand new online music festival which is set to go ahead on May 15th and 16th and they’ve got some great headliners.

Both Don Broco and Enter Shikari will be playing where ten bands across the two days will play sets that are streamed on the festivals Facebook page.

The sets will range from full band to solo as well as reimagined performances.

It’s all free to watch but those who are watching the festival will be encouraged to donate, with profits going to NHS Charities Together.


Enter Shikari Charted At Their Highest Ever UK Album Position

A MAssive well done and congratulations are in order for UK band Enter Shikari.

their latest album release, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ has debuted at No.2 on the UK Album Chart.

This is their highest ever charting in the band’s history where their previous best was 2012’s ‘A Flashflood Of Colour’ which went to No. 4.

Absolutely fantastic job for the lads there!

You can check out the new record below.

Enter Shikari Announce 2020 UK Tour

Things are about to get intimate!

Following their announcement for their upcoming record, ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’, Enter Shikari have announced some smaller UK dates than what people are used to for April.

Here are the dates.

April 2020

18th – Sheffield Leadmill

19th – Glasgow St Lukes

20th – Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory

22nd – London Subterania

23rd – Bristol SWX

Music Video Roundup 01/02/2019

It’s time for a new roundup. If you’re new to the posts this is how it goes down. I look for the best ten videos of the last week (or so) and compile ten of the best for your viewing pleasure.

First up are Swallow The Sun. They’ve just released their new record, ‘When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light’ and this video was their final release just before the record dropped. Here’s the video for ‘Firelights’.


Second on this weeks list are Long Beach’s Half Alive. Their breakthrough video has racked up over 13 Million views to date since its upload and now they have something new for everyone which will mark their first piece of new music since the release of their EP last year. Check out Arrow below.


Time to change things up for a live video. The next video is from none other than Enter Shikari. It’s off from  ‘Take To The Skies. Live In Moscow (Bootleg Series Vol. 9). This set was recorded live in Russia in front of over 6000 fans at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium on the 2017 ‘Take To The Skies’ 10th-anniversary tour. Check out ‘Return To Energiser’ below.


Moving to America, this next video is from post-rockers, ‘The End Of The Ocean. This is coming from their first record in over five years (eight to be exact) which is off ‘-aire’ and comes in the form of the track, ‘Desire.


We’re changing things up again, for a Lyric video this time. Aussie metalcore favourite’s Parkway Drive have a new track in the form of ‘Shadow Boxing’ which just shows a gloomy and dark version for this track.  It’s off their latest record, ‘Reverence’ which was released in May 2018.


We’re keeping things going with American Football. They’ve teamed up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams on a track from their upcoming self-titled record which is titled as ‘Uncomfortably Numb’.


Time for a little more hardcore in the form of Wars. They’ve just released their new EP ‘As Within /// So Without’ last week, but they had a final treat for fans before the release of it. The EP acts as a buffer between their debut full-length ‘We Are Islands, After All’ and their sophomore follow-up, which will drop later this year.

Check out ‘Scorn And Fidelity’ below.


Odds are you’ve seen this next track, or heard about it in some way shape or form. After a few teases from the band known as Twenty One Pilots, the band released the video for their next entry in ‘Trench’. Fun fact though, this doesn’t follow the ‘Trench’ narratives established in previous videos.

Check out ‘Chlorine’ below.


With the news that a new record called ‘Eternal Forward Motion’ is on the way from Woking’s hard-hitting and hard-working Employed To Serve, they have a new single and video ready to go in the form of ‘Force Fed’ which you can view below.


And lastly, we have singer/songwriter from Chester, ladies and gentlemen Lizzy Farrall. At the time of writing, I’m not sure if this is a stand-alone track or something which will be a part of a future EP but nevertheless, its a pretty great track for her. Check out the video for ‘Barbados’ below.

You can stream and check out the video below.

And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. For another ten of the best don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM.