Today we welcome Gavin Lloyd back for his column on pop-punk, nu-metal, metalcore, and anything other microgenre you were into as a teenager that you’re secretly not nearly as embarrassed about as you like to make out you are on social media.
fall out boy
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.
March 7th, 2013
As long-time readers will know, we like to throw the doors to Thrash Hits open every now and again to let musicians have a bit of a shout and rant about something that’s got on their tits. We’ve had Rich from Xerath on political lyrics, Dale from Malefice discuss metal fans’ distrust of success, and Swanny from Monuments on bourgeois concepts regarding spiritual and social fulfilment. The latest in this line of infamany is Daniel Garrod, formerly the drummer of Bastions, who wants to get something off his chest on the subject of freeloading guestlisters. Take it away, Danny….
February 26th, 2013
So Fall Out Boy are back. We queued up in Camden behind hundreds of teenage girls and dozens of confused Eskimo Callboy fans (their show was originally set to be at The Underworld) to see Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley strut their stuff again
Six things we learnt whilst screaming along to Fall Out Boy in Camden
1) Who cares that it’s only February, the award for “Most Anticipated Gig of the Year” is already pretty much sewn up. By 5 o’clock the queue is snaking around the Underworld with kids desperate to buy spares longingly shooting sideways glances at those with golden tickets to this super-intimate show. Inside the atmosphere is one of hushed excitement and tetchy nervousness. Welcome. It’s here.
May 4th, 2012
Today marks International Jawbreaker Appreciation Day – a perfect excuse to celebrate the rise and fall of a band that once wrote a song called ‘Sluttering (May 4th)’. We got Alex Andrews on the case.
“There was a sun once. It lit the whole damn sky…”
It’s difficult to pay tribute to a band that is responsible for so much of what you dislike about music. You could argue that a band has little control over its legacy, but given that the Get Up Kids have since apologised for spawning a generation of whiney sound-alikes peering out from behind straightened fringes, it’s perhaps only fair that Jawbreaker take their share of the blame.
June 13th, 2010
How awesome is Keith Buckley’s mullet? Triple-awesome, that’s how much. He doesn’t look like a Spanish schoolkid on tour at all.
December 31st, 2009
Linkin Park are the biggest selling band of this decade, nay, century. That’s a statement that really hurts, isn’t it. They’ve sold more records than Metallica, Iron Maiden or even The Beatles. Yes, feel free to weep because there doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. Right? WRONG!
There really have been some amazing bands, albums and songs that have have had an amazing effect over the past ten years and we’re going to focus on them with loads of celebratory articles about them. And this is where you can find all of them. Handy, eh?
Thrash Hits TV: Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley still isn’t allowed to talk about The Damned Things
December 15th, 2009
What do we know?
- Rob Caggiano (bass) and Scott Ian (guitar) from Anthrax are heading up this supergroup which also contains Andy Hurley (drums) and Joe Trohman (other guitar) from currently-on-hiatus Fall Out Boy with Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley on vocals.
- They’re demoing songs right now while ETID are in Europe.
- They have a logo but took it down when news about the band leaked upon this horrible Internet.
- Nothing else.
Interview: Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley on new supergroup, The Damned Things, making loads of money and getting naked in front of schoolkids
November 30th, 2009
Having released one of 2009’s best records plus the recent announcement of a supergroup with Anthrax and Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley is on a high so what better time to send Chris Cope out for a cosy chinwag on the band’s bus in Glasgow while they’re here on the Taste Of Chaos tour?
Last time you came to UK you were supporting Gallows, and this time you’re supporting Killswitch Engage and In Flames. Are you getting tired of opening for bands when you come here?
“Not really, this is a Taste Of Chaos tour and it’s done by the guys who do the Warped tour. We haven’t done this yet so we’re not gonna be pricks about it. If we get offered it, we take it. That’s pretty much the way of our touring for us.”
November 19th, 2009
Ship To Shore
Let’s Not Get Caught
Broken Night Records
17 November 2009
by Ben Goulder
When members of beatdown pop-punker, Bradley Arise, joined forces with Andy Boswell from the now-split melodic hardcore band The Legacy, it was inevitable the outcome would be the melodic pop-punk of Ship To Shore‘s debut EP, Let’s Not Get Caught.