Onto Sunday we go, and the singer of opening band Crocus was so dismayed at his microphone stopping working that he settled for simply screaming at people. He was still louder than the rest of band. Scary.
There’s not much to be excited about when it comes to Winter. Sure, there’s Christmas, and Hallowe’en, and Guy Fawkes, but those are just little pinpricks of fun amongst months and months of bad weather, sour faces, long nights and pretty girls wearing giant fucking coats all the time.
So we guess it’s a pretty good job the awesome Gay For Johnny Depp are coming back to the UK this Winter to perk us all up, ain’t it?
a r t i c l e s
27 July 2009
by Vincent Danger
A lot of people are going to give Outcry Collective a lot of shit for being late to the “Every Time I Die are great” party but with their debut album, a r t i c l e s, the Brits have shown there’s more to them than just Kentucky Fried Hardcore.
Visible Noise’s newest charges, The Dead Formats are hot property right now. They’re also releasing their debut mini-album soon so we caught up with guitarist, Glenn Wizik and bassist, Jon Poulten to check out the buzz.
From: Essex, UK
Sounds like: The Bronx, The Specials, The punk in 2009
You should know by now that hardcore mob The Ghost Of A Thousand are releasing their second album, New Hopes, New Demonstrations on 01 June 2009. They’re celebrating this with a couple of FREE launch parties – one in their hometown of Brighton on 31 May 2009 and another for the fancypants in London on the day of release.
Not sure what you should be getting up to in the next four weeks when you’re not dodging outbreaks of Swine Flu? Thrash Hits has some recommendations.
Sweet Drunken Bank Holidays ahoy! That’s what we like best about May – two four-day weeks, and two three-day weekends. They’re the perfect excuse to do even less work and spend even more time eating, drinking, listening, watching, and shoving metal into every orifice we’ve got going. We’ve picked 3 albums, 3 tours, and 3 events to help you select when, where and how you choose to stuff yours.
Type this band into Google and you’ll get a classic Western movie starring Jack Bauer. Luckily, listening to Young Guns won’t result in one of the worst days of your life. We talked to vocalist, Gustav about why.
They say there’s nothing else to do in the provinces but get good at guitar. It’s what Deaf Havana have done. Now they’re going on tour with some other hot, young British rock bands. We had a chat with vocalist Ryan Mellor.
The latest signings to Visible Noise, the trailblazers of British heavy music, are Outcry Collective. Lonely-sounding frontman, Steve Sitkowski discusses torture techniques and threesomes. Not at the same time, obviously.
What was your highlight of 2008?
I’m just gonna go with the first thing that came into my head – just like Dan Ackroyd at the end of Ghostbusters. We played at The Old Blue Last this year and from what I remember, it was awesome. We’ve played London a lot but that one stuck out in my head. No technical difficulties, no fights, no dickheads… ahhh, bliss.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
That’s an easy one – losing a band member.