The Wonder Years, State Champs, A Loss For Words.

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 2014

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.

The Wonder Years, AL4W & State Champs in the UK!

What a line up! I’ll definitely be at the Sheffield or London date depending on where I end up living :D

Pizza then Real Friends.

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.

I Had A Heart.

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.

Slam Dunk 2013:

ANDREW MCMAHON 9.55pm - 10.50pm

THE EARLY NOVEMBER 8.35pm - 9.20pm

THE WONDER YEARS 7.30pm - 8.15pm

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES 7:15pm - 7:25pm (6.55pm - 7.40pm)

ALLISTER 6.25pm - 7.10pm

ACE ENDERS 6pm - 6.30pm

FIREWORKS 5.30pm - 6.05pm

MAN OVERBOARD 4.35pm - 5.10pm

THE STORY SO FAR 3.40pm - 4.15pm

TONIGHT ALIVE 2.50pm - 3.20pm

 

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I have like, no major clashes!!

So I recently broke 1000 plays on Suburbia…

That’s like 50 hours!

I’m sure there are a lot of people who have listened to it more, but this is a milestone for me!

projectpele (mid-April 2013):

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 

Now I’ve listened through The Greatest Generation several times, I can safely say that it has replaced Paramore’s S/T as my favourite album of 2013 so far. I love it.

1. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation 10/10 (211 plays)

The Wonder Years.

I really can’t wait to see them at Slam Dunk on the 25th! 

I’ve only seen them once before (November 2011) and I didn’t really know any of their material. I’d seen their name bouncing around on Tumblr and they happened to be playing my hometown the weekend I was visiting, so I just bought a ticket. But despite only knowing a couple of songs, I thought they were amazing.

So now, 18 months later, they are one of my favourite bands and I’m finally able to see them live again. I cannot wait!

Slam Dunk 2013

We still have to wait for the stage times to know who we can see exactly, but from the stage splits it looks like I’ll get to see:

Tonight Alive
The Story So Far
Transit / Mallory Knox
Man Overboard
Ace Enders / Allister
The Wonder Years
The Early November
Andrew McMahon

Awesome.