Earlier this week, the folks over in charge of Tech-Fest 2013 made their first line-up announcement – and they weren’t messing about. 25 bands, including all three major headline acts, were all covered in the first batch of names. That’s the kind of festival announcement we can get behind, and the kind that we’re making the subject of this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist.
January 30th, 2013
Having played two nights at the 3,500 capacity Camden Roundhouse before Christmas, this is a special little show by the St Albans hardcore crew organised by the mighty footwear champions of the alternative scene, Converse – they invested in the legendary venue, allowing it to remain open. Playing a FREE gig to just 350 people in this Oxford Street basement, it’s one of the hottest tickets tonight. We queued up and it was worth it.
Six things we learnt when we saw Enter Shikari in London
November 16th, 2012
19 November 2012
by David Keevill
The sterile, self-enforced world of djent is becoming locked into a coma of its own creation, with a vast swathe of bands owing a soulless homage to the palm-muted riff. Yet waking like some Walter Tevis antihero into this drearily antiseptic world, a collection of bands have seen how barrages of arrhythmic but vacuous guitar parts can form part of a much more interesting whole.
February 15th, 2012
British indy label Basick Records put on their own night in London, featuring instrumental tech metal(/cheese) one-piece Chimp Spanner (yes, he did bring a backing band), excellent French atmospheric tech metallers Uneven Structure and French mentalist The Algorithm. We went along to bang our heads in 17/8 time signature.
Six things we learned from when Basick Records brought their bands to London