It used to be that Reading & Leeds marked the end of the festival calendar. If you still believe that, then you’re living in the past, granddad. There are a whole load of tasty little outdoor festivals that the UK has to offer in the wake of the bloated August Bank Holiday Weekend has to offer – this week we’re turning our attention to the post-rock stylings of Bristol’s ArcTanGent.
Maybeshewill was an instrumental band based in Leicestershire, UK where they were formed in 2005. They are James Collins (drums), Matt Daly (keyboards) , John Helps (guitar), Robin Southby (guitar) and Jamie Ward (bass). They’ve worked tirelessly over the last five years through endless touring and three full-length albums to build a loyal and enthusiastic following across the world. Sticking to steadfastly DIY ethics, the band have self recorded all their material to date and aspire to be as self-sufficient as possible. Read more on Last.fm
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July 20th, 2014
There’s just over a month to go until Hevy Festival 2014 marks the festival’s return to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park down in Kent. After – let’s be honest, a fairly disasterous turn of events in 2013 that saw the festival cancelling and taking a year off – the festival is back, with a new focus and energy behind it. It might not have the size or chequebook to match Download or Sonisphere, but the return of Hevy to the UK festival calendar is definitely something we can get behind – which is why this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is all about their 2014 line-up.
November 9th, 2012
Here it is! The final Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page of 2012. All our work from Damnation Festival 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]
October 18th, 2012
September 30th, 2012
Earlier this week, Damnation Festival announced Hawk Eyes, Ravens Creed and The Atrocity Exhibit as the final three bands for their 2012 line-up, and my, what a killer line-up it is too. Headed up by Dorset doom overlords, Electric Wizard, this year’s Damnation Festival also sees Pig Destroyer make their first return to the UK in eight years – why the hell haven’t you bought a ticket already? If you have bought a ticket already: well done. You know the score.
September 26th, 2012
Right, that’s it – that’s you lot. Damnation Festival have completed the line-up for their 2012 festival tonight by confirming the opening acts for all three of the festival’s stages – The Atrocity Exhibit on the Terrorizer stage, Hawk Eyes on the Jägermeister stage, and Ravens Creed on the Eyesore.
September 4th, 2012
Photos & Live: earthtone9 + The Ocean + maybeshewill + Humanfly @ London Highbury Garage – 22 May 2011
May 28th, 2011
Even though we’re unapologetic fanboys of earthtone9, we’ll still admit that it was with some trepidation that we headed down to Highbury to catch the final date of the band’s first full tour since we broke the news of their reformation in May last year. It’s been a fair few years since earthtone9 were among the ranks of the UK’s premier road-dogs – do they still have the stamina to endure life in a van? We sent Hugh Platt along to find out, with Paul Caudell and his camera on hand to take care of the pictures.
September 21st, 2010
Sounds Like: The power of post-hardcore (minus the angst), mixed with a natural talent for songwriting. Remember when bands did that?
Website: Maybeshewill.net and Myspace.com/maybeshewont
Thrash Hits verdict: More DIY than your local branch of B&Q, the intricacies of Maybeshewill prove that you don’t just need Big Fuck-Off Guitar Riffs to make it as an instrumental band. We caught up with guitarist and keyboardist John Helps as the band gear up for one of their biggest tours to date….