Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands, Announces Stage Splits

The Slam Dunk Festival 2023 lineup is complete and it’s beautiful!

PVRIS, The Maine, Jxdn, Sueco, Escape The Fate, Teenage Bottlerocket, Scene Queen, Emarosa, LANDMVRKS, Higher Power, Youth Fountain, ZAND, LØLØ, Millie Manders and the Shutup AND The Tyne

They join the already announced Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Billy Talent, Creeper, Trash Boat, Kids In Glass Houses, Fireworks, The Academy Is…, Yellowcard, Four Year Strong, We Came As Romans, Movements, Static Dress and loads more. 

Anddddd the stage splits have also dropped! There’s going to be some clashes there!

Check Out The Maine’s Performance Of ‘Dirty, Pretty, Beautiful’ Live At 8123 Fest

Lat month, The Maine were able to celebrate 8123 Fest and from what I’ve seen it was certainly an experience.

Now though, the band have dropped a taster of what occurred.

Check it out below.

The Maine Drop New Single, ‘April 7th’

The Maine have released a new track, ‘April 7th’, the latest off their upcoming record, ‘XOXO: From Love And Anxiety In Real Time’.

Check out the track below.

XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time’, the bands upcoming eight record will be released on July 9th 2021 via Photo Finish Records/8123.

You can pre-order the album online from the label’s webstore.

The Maine Confirm Eighth Record, ‘XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time’

Pop-Rock quintet The Maine have confirmed details of their eighth album, ‘XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time’, out on July 9th 2021 via Photo Finish Records/8123.

Along with news of the record, the band have also dropped its lead single and opening track, ‘Sticky’.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, Streaming of the track ‘Sticky’ and pre-order options for the record can be made below.

01.) Sticky
02.) Lips
03.) Love In Real Time
04.) High Forever
05.) April 7th
06.) If Your Light Goes Out
07.) Pretender
08.) Dirty, Pretty, Beautiful
09.) Anxiety In Real Time
10.) Face Towards The Sun

Pre-orders for the record can be made via the label’s Webstore.

The Maine Announce Forever Halloween’ Livestream

The Maine have announced a livestream event this Halloween, where they’ll be performing their 2013 record, ‘Forever Halloween’ in full.

Titled as ‘The Forever Halloween Ball’, the band will be performing tracks as well as a few contests and a live Q&A.

The event will be hosted on 31st October 2020 12AM BST.

Merch and tickets for the livestream can be purchased via the bands website.

The Maine Announce New Record Plans, Launch Impact Day

The Maine have announced the details of this year’s 8123 Impact Day, which is set to take place on Saturday 20th June 2020.

It’s a project the band have been running since 2017, where it encourages “fans to take the day wherever they are and in whatever form they can to do good. Normally, the band would bring fans together in each market of their tour routing for a volunteer initiative on the day of the show. Given the current inability to tour – 8123 Impact Day will serve to unite the fanbase – while apart – through philanthropic efforts.” 

You can visit the Impact Website for ideas on how you can participate and are encouraged to use the hashtag #8123impact on Social Media on the day of, to share their own projects and to see the photos reposted from the brand and the band accounts.

In addition to the 8123 Impact Day, The Maine have announced that they’re in the studio, working on their upcoming eigth record!

The news was confirmed during their worldwide fan conference earlier this week. The untitled record is set to be released sometime in 2021.

Pat Kirch To Miss The Maine’s Upcoming UK / EU Tour

The Maine’s drummer Pat Kirch has announced that he won’t be joining the band on their upcoming UK / EU tour due to the arrival of his first child.


In a statement posted on social media, Pat has shared that he’s sad to miss the tour but glad he’s taking the opportunity to spend time with his family.

You can read his full statement below.

“Hello friends! It’s Pat here!! I wanted to I’ve everyone a life update before The Mirror tour kicks off.

A lot of you already know the exciting news that I and my wife are expecting our first baby this month! I couldn’t be more excited to meet her and become a dad, this means that I will be staying home during The Mirror UK / Europe so that I can be around for her birth and enjoy a little time with my family during this exciting time.

I am going to miss playing these songs for you and really going to miss being able to hang out with you guys after the shows but I know we will be back and probably with some new tunes to play for you.

I have never missed anything so it certainly will feel weird watching videos on instagram but I know the shows are going to be amazing. My great friend Andrew Strayers who I have known since I was 12 years old and plays drums in a great band called Katastro will be filling in for me.

Please give him all the love in the world for me. He is an awesome dude and would love to meet all of you guys! I can’t wait to be back with you all on the next tour and the next 50 years of The Maine. All the love in the world!!! See you guys soon.”

The Maine Announce Tiny One Off Show

Ahead of their sets at the 2019 Reading & Leeds Festivals in August, The Maine have announced a small one-off show in Milton Keynes.

It’s taking place over at The Craufurd Arms on Thursday, August 22nd where they will then go onto play Reading and Leeds on Friday 23rd August and Saturday 24th August respectively.

The Maine Perform ‘Numb Without You’ Live For The First Time

It’s only been a few days since the lastest track by The Maine was released but they have wasted no time at all giving it a live debut.

On Friday, the band kicked off ‘Emochella’, the first day of their own 8123 Fest in Phoenix Arizona. The Friday night of which included a headline set from The Maine with all the tracks performed selected by fans, except for the first track in which they played, ‘Numb Without You’ for the first time ever.

Check out some fan footage below.

What Are The Maine Teasing?

Okay, hopefully, we’ll have some answers to just what The Maine are up to soon because all this teasing is driving people insane! Is it lyrics? Track titles? Let’s take a look.

First off, we know that record 7 is mastered thanks to the following tweet from Jared Monaco.

Now that’s all done, they’re starting the teasers like crazy. They’ve been posting these photos every 24 hours since Saturday. Check them out.

My guess is going to be on lyrics and if they are, I can’t wait to hear this record.

Any updates on this and announcements will be posted as they are announced.

The Maine’s New Record Is Complete

Great news from The Maine’s camp today! They’ve completed their work on album number seven!

Don’t believe me? Check it out below!

There’s no release date on the record as of yet, but the band are set to host their 8123 festival in January, so could we see something there?

Music Video’s 10/10/18

And now I’m back for another instalment of a countdown of ten recent music video’s released into the world. And what fortune it happens on the tenth of the month as well! I do apologise that there wasn’t a countdown last week, I was playing catch up with some work for my University degree. I’m going through a few life transitions at the moment so the news might come a little infrequently at times.

And now the first band to kick off things are London Pop-Punkers Shaded. Their track ‘Tell Me’ is off their debut EP, ‘The Better Man In Me’ and their first offering since signing to Common Ground Records.


Next up are one of my favourite’s in the form of New Years Day. The video is off their 2018 EP; Diary Of A Creep, and the track in question? ‘Disgust Me’.


Keeping going with the weird and wonderful, this is Abandoned By Bears with a new track called ‘So Far Gone’.  Their upcoming release, Headstorm, is set to be released August 24th, later this month.


Now, Indian progressive metal group Skyharbor have become a part of a computer world in their video for ‘Dissent’. This is off their band’s soon to be released album, ‘Sunshine Dust’.


Going for a more Pop-y vibe right now and it comes in the form of Chvrches. This is what you get when you mix J-Pop singer Wednesday Campanella with the band.


Now we’ve been waiting on Hellogoodbye for a while now to release their first single from their upcoming record but now, we have a music video for it as well! This is also the title track for ‘S’Only Natural’ which will be released October 5th.


The Maine have posted recently that they are going to be holding a funeral for their record, Lovely Little Lonely but before that happens, we have their latest video for ‘Lonely’ to enjoy for our viewing pleasure.


With Trophy Eyes new record ‘The American Dream’ just been released, they band have managed to keep the hype up by sharing their latest video for ‘Friday Forever’


With the release of their latest record titled as ‘Ex Machina’, which is out now via UNFD, the band have released a video for ‘Catastrophe’


And lastly is You Me At Six. They’ve set their fandoms alright firstly with news of their next record, their new material and the announcement they’ll be playing their record ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in full this November. But now, here’s something new in the form of 3AM.


And that’s it for another week of music videos. Ten absolutely fantastic tracks right there but as a reminder, I’m in the midst of my university work so there might not be an edition of the list next week but we’ll see.