Last week it was Asking Alexandria, this week it’s A Day To Remember – this autumn really is packed to the guts with bands consolidating their status at the top of the Kerrangcore tree with some of the biggest tours they’ve ever mounted. ADTR are even big enough to bring Radio 1-playlist botherers, Lower Than Atlantis, along as their main support. We made sure our man in Brighton, Mike Burnell, was there to photograph the both of them.
Lower Than Atlantis
Lower Than Atlantis are a rock band from Watford, UK. Formed in 2007 by Mike Duce and Ben Sansom and later joined by Eddy Thrower and Declan Hart.
The band have released five studio albums: Far Q (2010), World Record (2011), Changing Tune (2012), Lower Than Atlantis (2014), and Safe in Sound (2017).
In December 2018 the band announced they would be splitting up after a short farewell tour in May 2019.
Currently Mike Duce is releasing solo music as Headache.
Ben Sansom is now part of a new band named Paper Mill. Read more on Last.fm
Lower Than Atlantis on Thrash Hits
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
December 20th, 2012
2012 was the year we went legit. Well, not really, but it was the year that we got to pull out Ron Burgandy’s “I’m kind of a big deal” attitude as BBC Radio 1 called us up and asked if we wanted to take part in the Radio 1 Review Show. Y’know – sharing our expert opinion on rock music and all that for an hour on national radio. Well, it was the Radio 1 Week of Rock, after all.
October 24th, 2012
In case you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter, then this might’ve passed you by: last night our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, spouting off about new tracks from Mallory Knox, Gnarwolves, Bullet For My Valentine, and his personal pick – Converge. Why did Edith Bowman invite us in as pundits? Well, it’s all down to Radio 1 Rocks – nearly a week of special programming where the UK’s flagship music broadcaster recognises that there are plenty of us out there who like our music LOUDER and HEAVIER than the average listener.
July 25th, 2012
This week’s podcast has Tom Doyle joinging Hugh back in the Thrash Hits studio, and this week they’re taking a long hard look at the line-up for Hevy Festival 2012. As the UK’s up-and-coming hardcore, punk and rock festival prepares for its fourth year, we’re looking at the headliners, our top picks from lower down the bill, the unusual layout for this year’s festival, as well as baselessly speculating on the potential this young festival upstart has for the future. Oh, and mouthing off about a couple of bands. Y’know – the usual.
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June 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.
June 9th, 2012
We will never get tired of linking to that tweet Mike Duce from Lower Than Atlantis posted where he threatens to headbutt one of our writers. They’ve made up and we’re cool with him now, but it’s still funny. There were no headbutting incidents during the band’s performance at Download Festival 2012. Shame.
April 1st, 2012
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the first Download Festival announcement following the cancellation of their chief 2012 rival has at least one major coup picked from Sonisphere’s carcass – Refused are now going to be making their only UK festival appearance of 2012 at Download Festival. They’re just one of the thirteen new acts that the festival announced today.
August 10th, 2011
While only in it’s third year, Hevy Music Festival has already established itself as the leading outdoor festival in the UK when it comes to hardcore. We sent some of our best men down to cover it – Tomas Doyle to handle the words, and Ben Gibson to sort out our pictures – and even though Friday was the “short” day of the festival, they still managed to get up to mischief…
May 17th, 2010
Lower Than Atlantis
Wolf At Your Door Records
29 March 2010
by Tomas Doyle
Nuance is a wonderful thing. It can turn a cheeky wink into a conspiratorial sign, a smile into a sarcastic dagger in the back of an enemy and a clap of appreciation is easily slowed into a mocking clap of listless distain and indifference. Imagine a life without nuance, the world would keep spinning of course, but things would be, well, a lot duller – a lot less fun.