Spiritbox Announce UK Show Supports

Spiritbox are set to play two massive UK shows or this summer, their debut headliners in the country.

And there’s been a question of just who will be supporting the band on each date.

The first? Vexed.

And on the first night, the unstoppable Static Dress will get things moving.

And the second? The absolutely fantastic Caskets

Both night are now SOLD OUT.

The nights will at place at the O@ Academy Islington, London on 13th and 14th June 2022.

As It Is, Static Dress, Witch Fever And More Added To Leeds & Reading Festival

Reading and Leeds Festival have added a whole load of new acts to their line-up. 

As It Is, Sueco, Static Dress, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, WILLOW, All Time Low, cleopatrick, Tigercub, Kid Kapachi and Witch Fever have all been announced to be playing.

They join the already announced Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey and Rage Against The Machine.

Also playing are Måneskin, Enter Shikari, FEVER 333, Kid Brunswick, jxdn, Pale Waves, Denzel Curry. 

The festival will be taking place between August 26-28 at Bramham Park and Richfield Avenue respectively.

Weekend tickets are SOLD OUT but day tickets are still available via the following link.

Check out the full to date lineup below.

Static Dress Announces The Details Of ‘Prologue…’, A New Comic Book/Soundtrack Project

Static Dress have announced the details of a brand new project: ‘Prologue…’ their debut extended offering set to be released on December 3rd 2021.

Comprised of a comic book with an accompanying soundtrack, it’s the best look into the lore and the universe that the band have been crafting over the last few years

The first taste of what the band offers up is comes in the form of ‘sober exit(s)’, which is available to listen to below.

Orders for the Comic can be made via the following link.

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 Review

So Slam Dunk Festival got moved around a handful of times and nearly didn’t happen but our prayers were answered and everything got to happen as scheduled!

They came out on top but they ultimately had to lose a number of bands due to covid restrictions but…. do we really need to complain? The show went on at both dates in Leeds and Hatfield as scheduled!

The day was in a nutshell, inspiring, exhilarating and emotional to say the least where in fact for some bands for the first time since the pandemic began to a fully live audience!

Okay so firstly just getting there, everything ran without a hitch. With the coach service to the festival running more smoothly everything was off to a good start.

When the floodgates opened shall we say…. there was just an absolute collective rush of energy which had been building for the last eighteen months. People running off to get their spot for their favourite bands, such. sight!

So after the little work of figuring out who to go see, first up on the day was The Key Club stage with For You The Moon. The newcomers to the scene did get people going, even if they were on the softer side of things for the day but it made me all the more hungry to want more from them. Speeding over to the Jägermeister stage for the the end of Blood Youth, you could feel the energy in the pits as well as the emotion for what was would be what was frontman Kaya Tarsus’s last show with the band. Who can blame them for a YOKRSHIRE chant? What I was quite surprised by was how full that crowd was because I don’t think the tent was less than half full for a single band on the day! Way to show your support people!

Shifting across back to The Key Club Stage for the The Hara, this was a band full of energy and genuine craziness.They’re one band on the day which just gave me everything I wanted and more which fed in well over to Doll Skin, with some powerful tracks at their disposal and one performance that is simple but it works so well, with a few acrobatics on it as well. Leading into the special guests which were… (drumroll please) MCFLY! Quite a few people were surprised to say the least but I found myself quite shocked at how heavy they sounded considering they’re quite a more pop orientated band. But realistically, they have to book McBusted for next year right?? It’s the only logical option.

After a little food and watching As It Is from the grass on the Rock Scene Stage I did manage to catch Creeper where they prove just how far they’ve come over the years. Last time they set the festival alight and they’re carrying on that trajectory and I give it maybe five years or so and they could be potential headliners to the whole thing.

Moving back over for The Key Club stage in Static Dress, I do have to say they were a little disappointing not really hitting the mark because of technical difficulties plaguing their set where they compensated with the amount of energy from frontman Olli Appleyard.

It was from this point, I ran into a few problems. The first was being for Funeral For A Friend as well as Trash Boat because I honestly couldn’t get into the Jägermeister Stage! Now it’s amazing to see that there was so many people off to watch them but I don’t think the festival organisers were anticipated the crowd. Nevertheless, I managed to hear a few tracks while I was talking to one or two people and honestly, it was exquisite.

Heading across for the highlight of the festival over to the Rock Scene Stage (even though they were plagued by twenty minutes of technical difficulties) and making their first appearance of a band for six years were We Are The In Crowd. Now I’m not going to lie, thirty seconds into their set, I was nearly in tears, mainly because it felt so good to have this band back, and also because they opened with The Best Thing (That Never Happened) and that song is just so great to listen to.

Now, moving back quickly for the last of Wargasm as well as Lizzy Farrall over on The Key Club stage, there was plenty of energy about again where the terrible twosome of vocals for Wargasm were nothing short of amusing yet amazing. There’s something always so atmospherically charged when they take to the stage and oh so amazing to watch where I’m pretty sure there was a music-gasm during their set but we’ll let the audience decide on that one..

Now onto Lizzy Farrall, one of the festival veterans having played multiple times where previously the artist has only played acoustically here but with her full band debut it’s always so utterly fantastic to watch her play. It feels as if the release of her record ‘Bruise’ really stepped up her game where her sass and banter just come out in full force.

Moving across back to the Rock Scene Stage for State Champs, I wasn’t sure what to expect really but for them the performance was just effortless. They got into the swing of things so quickly and had people up and down as if it was too easy for them. with he added tracks to their catalogue of ‘Just Sound’ and ‘Outta My Head’, these only helped strengthen the emotion of their set just in time for some crowdsurfing.

Rushing back across to The Key Club Stage for the last few tracks in Normandie’s set, the Sweedish band show you they show you why they deserve your attention. Fans will know their music is a lot of build and not just rise and fall where the vocals of Phillip Strand just add to the experience of what you’re witnessing.

Last up on The Key Club Stage were Holding Absence, the Welsh protégées who’ve refined their sound into what Post-hardcore is and when ‘Celebration Song’ hit all I heard was people going absolutely crazy for them and possibly a few pits, I’m fifty-fifty on what I saw there. Nevertheless, their performance showcased the melodic genius of their latest record, ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ which is uplifted byhow much love they’re getting from the crowd that’s come to watch.

Don Broco were the last band of mine to watch on the day and honestly, one I was looking forward to the most where it’s safe to say that I didn’t leave disappointed with the band putting out some variety across their now lengthy catalogue of tracks. With the production of their set, no expense was too little with laser displays as well as pyro sparking up, and even the inclusion of Waterparks’ Awsten Knight and While She Sleeps’ Loz Taylor joining the band on stage for the UK live debut of Action. Some tracks you just wish you could see live again because as you hear it in another way it stays with you and that’s exactly what the band did with Automatic, Technology and more.

Despite the technical difficulties through the day, it felt so good to be back at Temple Newsman and now next year, hopefully some of the bands which had to pull out can make it back and we can watch in full force with more madness!

Don’t forget check out the pics I took from the crowds below!

4 Bands To Check Out At Slam Dunk Festival 2021

Hello everyone! How are you all enjoying festival season? We’ve got it back in our grasp now within the UK. We’ve had the Download Pilot, Bloodstock as well as Reading & Leeds but now, we have Slam Dunk Festival!

Taking place first at Temple Newsam in Leeds then at Hatfield Park, there’s some fantastic bands set to play the two day event!

With all the changes that have happened due to international restriction, I bet you’re wondering who there is to check out! We’ll here’s Almost Anythings top four picks for the lineup!

The Bottom Line – Rock Scene Stage

Okay, this band have been nothing short of amazing this year. With their sound solidified with their huge new tracks, ‘Long Time Coming’ as well as ‘Reasons’, the band feel they’ve brought something amazing to just what the UK scene needs right now and they’ll be sure to have as much crowdsurfing as possible as they’re one of the first bands to play on the day.

Static Dress – The Key Club Stage

With their visual style quite unlike anything I’ve scene over the last few years, the noise grunge outfit is one I’ve been dying to watch live for a while now. If you haven’t been able to check out their support slots on their recent run with Boston Manor, it’s as if you’ve got quite the pairing there.

We Are The In Crowd – Rock Scene Stage

We may be a little bit biased here but it’s safe to say the UK has missed these Pop-Rock mainstays in the last few years since the announcement of their hiatus (if you don’t count the shows from 2019 where vocalist Tay Jardine brought her solo project SAINTE over for a few shows) but nevertheless, this will be one to watch even if it is just for the nostalgia.

Loathe – Jagermeister Stage

I thought I’d save the best for last on this list. Loathe have been making quite the name for themselves from their 2020 record, ‘I Let It It In And It Took Everything’, to their latest release, ‘In Awe’ but from my perspective, they always seem to be one of the more underrated bands on people’s radar when they’re a crushing and powerful force to be reckoned with. Be sure to catch them because they will be blowing up soon.

Slam Dunk Festival 202 is taking place on September 4th & 5th 2021 at Temple Newsam Leeds and Hatfield Park.

Tickets are still available for the days via the following link.

Download Festival Add Over 70 Names To Their 2022 Lineup

After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year, the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022. 

Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…

Deftones
Korn
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Theory
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Megadeth
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Airbourne
Daughtry
Skillet
Lacuna Coil
Bush
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Descendents
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
grandson
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Wargasm
Loathe
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Salem
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Sepultura
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Bokassa
Venom Prison
Spiritbox
Tempt
Fire From The Gods
A.A. Williams
Higher Power
Kill The Lights
Dead Poet Society
Joyous Wolf
Modern Error
Cellar Door Moon Crew
Lotus Eater
The Scratch
Dead Label
Phoxjaw
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds
Injester

That’s a lot to get excited for.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 2022. 

Tickets are available via the following link.

Creeper Reschedule UK Tour For December 2021

Southampton six piece band Creeper have rescheduled their upcoming UK tour, which was set for March 2021, pushing the dates back to December 2021.

The news of the tour’s postponement follows the recent UK government’s announcement which outlined the their roadmap out of lockdown, with restrictions expected to be lifted on June 21st 2021, potentially allowing for live music to once again be allowed in all settings.

Holding Absence, Wargasm and Static Dress will be the tour supports on the tour.

All tickets bought previously remain valid for their respective respective dates.

Check out the touring dates below.

December 2021

15th – Kentish Town Forum, London

16th- Concorde 2, Birghton

17th – Insitute 2, Birmingham

19th – Garage, Glasgow

20th – Ritz, Manchester

21st – Beckett SU, Leeds

Burn It Down Festival 2021 Announce Wargasm, Static Dress, Junior & More

There’s a little more destival news that was announced last week.

This one concerns Burn It Down festival as they have announced Wargasm, Junior, Static Dress and Bob Vylan.

They will join Palm Reader, Nova Twins and headliners Dinosaur Pile-Up on the festival.

Check out the full festival poster below.

Burn It Down Festival 2021 will take place in Torquay on September 11th 2021 at a number of venues.

Further details on tickets can be found via the following link.

Download Festival Adds More Bands To 2021 Lineup

There’s some massive news from Download Festival today as the organisers have confirmed 17 more acts which will perform at the 2021 iteration of the festival.

The new bands confirmed to play are as follows:

Boston Manor, Ayron Jones, Dead Poet Society, Descendents, Fire From The Gods, The Injester,Massive Wagons, Megadeath, Monster Truck, Northlane, Renounced, Salem, The Skints, Static Dress, Uncured, Venom Prison.

Check out the full lineup as it stands below.

A.A. Williams
A Day To Remember
Airbourne
Alestorm
Anchor Lane
Ayron Jones
Baroness
Biffy Clyro
Blackout Problems
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Bokassa
Boston Manor
Bush
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
Creeper
The Darkness
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Poet Society
Dead Posey
Deftones
Descendents
Dirty Honey
The Distillers
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
The Faim
Fire From The Gods
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
Gojira
Haken
The Hara
Hatari
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
The Injester
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
KISS
Korn
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Lacuna Coil
Loathe
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Massive Wagons
Mastodon
Megadeth
Modern Error
Monster Truck
Myles Kennedy & Company
Northlane
Obituary
Of Mice & Men
Phoxjaw
P.O.D.
Poppy
Powerwolf
Press Club
The Pretty Reckless
Renounced
Rise Against
Salem
The Scratch
Sepultura
Skillet
The Skints
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Static Dress
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
Tempt
Theory Of A Deadman
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Uncured
Venom Prison
Volbeat
Wage War
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
The Wildhearts
Will Haven

Download Festival 2021 will take place on June 4th – 6th 2021 at Donnington Park.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.