Josh |: UK :|
I just bought my ticket for the Sheffield date :D now I just need to find a way to get to a Real Friends and La Dispute gig!
Slam Dunk Festival has been the best part of my year for the last three years, so naturally I’m over excited about the 2014 line up.
I’ve been compiling a list of bands who I suspect will be playing the upcoming Slam Dunk Festival and I thought I’d share it and see if anyone had picked up any other bands that could be added to the list.
In order of likeliness:
Real Friends very very likely
- I spoke to one of the guys after their gig in Newcastle and he basically slipped up and said that they’d be back in the UK in May to play Slam Dunk along with a new full length.
La Dispute very likely
- they are on a UK tour in May that finishes a few days before Slam Dunk.
The Wonder Years, State Champs & A Loss For Words likely
- again, they are all on a UK tour together in May that finishes a week before Slam Dunk.
Panic! At the Disco long shot
- on a UK tour in May that finishes a couple of weeks before Slam Dunk.
Brand New even longer shot
- on a UK tour a month before Slam Dunk. Yet to add more dates though.
I accidentally Pop-Punk’d by mistake.
Anyone going to Think Tank in Newcastle tonight to see TWY/RF, feel free to say hi. I want to meet more people from up here that are into Pop Punk! I’ll be in a grey Seahaven tee and black rimmed glasses.
The new Christmas song by Real Friends is probably the best Christmas song I’ve ever heard! It somehow managed to beat Christmas at 22, Decemberism AND Weak Man Weak Boy (Christmas version), and you know… and all the actual Christmas classics that somehow manage to feel overplayed after one listen.
and in another 15 days I’ll be seeing all three of them live. So stoked.
I don’t care that I haven’t found a house in Newcastle yet. I wasn’t risking this gig selling out!!
I’ve used Spotify for almost three years now and so i haven’t been buying CD’s. But going through my old CD collection has reminded me how much better it is the have the physical copy of something. CD’s that I loved five years ago are still here in my room. But because I’ve used Spotify for so long it means that when I look back in a few years time there isn’t any physical evidence of the bands that helped me through University.
The reason I chose Spotify over CD’s three years ago is because I’d spend £10 on a CD, think it was rubbish and then be pretty annoyed I wasted my money. So I figured now I’d listen to albums on Spotify, and if I like them I’ll buy it on CD.
I’ve started off buy ordering Put Yourself Back Together (Real Friends), Saves The Day (S/T) and I also pre-ordered The Finer Things (State Champs) because… well it’s clearly going to be amazing.
There have been some amazing releases already this year (and some poor ones…) so I thought I’d rank my preferences so far:
1. Paramore - Paramore 9/10 (239 plays)
2. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll 8.5/10 (190 plays)
3. Senses Fail - Renacer 7/10 (88 plays)
4. Mallory Knox - Signals 6.5/10 (179 plays)
5. The Story So Far - What You Don’t See 6/10 (82 plays)
6. Transit - Young New England 4/10 (39 plays)
and then later this year: Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, CIWWAF, Jimmy Eat World, 30STM, Andrew McMahon and Real Friends will be releasing new material too! Hell yeah 2013.