SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017 Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.


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Caro Emerald As a long-time fan of Caro Emerald's I jumped at the chance to review her brand new EP, Emerald Island. Caro's sultry jazz voice and catchy songs have attracted fans of all walks of life. She provides a refreshing change to the norm, cutting through the overproduced pop with a spicy, yet smooth, and utterly unique sound.


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Chelsea Wolfe Hits The Road Tomorrow For Her Europe Tour Gig Junkies' favourite Chelsea Wolfe has announced European shows and festival appearances in April. Support from True Widow and King Woman or Jacob Bannon’s (Converge) new band, Wear Your Wounds in select cities.


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Skinny Lister Skinny Lister, the six piece folk band, are back out on the road playing even bigger venues following the success of a sold out tour in support of their new and critically acclaimed album 'The Devil, The Heart & The Fight'.


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The Amazons Interview We do this stuff at GJ.HQ because we LOVE music. It makes it so much nicer when you’re interviewing somebody who you have an instant affinity with. That was there in droves when I spoke to Matt Thompson, the lead singer of the band that everyone is talking about, The Amazons. A genuinely nice guy. Enjoying a well earned ‘sloth day’ and sporting only boxers and tee (thankfully it was a telephone interview) we chatted about all things music, marketing and mayhem!


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Bear's Den Bear’s Den have unveiled a video for their new single, ‘Greenwoods Bethlehem’. Released on 7th April via Communion Records, the track is the latest to be taken from their top ten charting second album, ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ which is out now.


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Kasabian Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. ‘For Crying Out Loud’, their sixth studio album, is released April 28th on Columbia Records.


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Album Review: Laura Marling 'Semper Femina' Marling’s 6th album in 9 years is entitled Semper Femina, a nod to a longer quote from Virgil: “varium et mutabile semper femina“ – “woman is ever a fickle and changeable thing”.


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The Amazons The Amazons’ first show of 2017 was a short set before a tiny audience at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios for Radio 1’s Future Festival. They’re now poised to hit the road for the following dates which include a London show at Dingwalls and a homecoming gig at Reading’s Sub89.


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Laura Marling Laura Marling is thrilled to unveil Wild Fire, the second track to be lifted from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Semper Femina. Semper Femina is released on 10th March 2017 through Laura's own More Alarming Records/Kobalt Music Recordings.


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Steel Panther On a wet and windy night in Soho a crowd of 50/60 huddle into the infamous Crobar, Manette Street's premium bar, music sheet wallpaper and memorabilia adorning the walls with wooden vintage floors to give the feel of an old school rock bar, on entry names were taken and crossed off whilst vouchers were handed out for a drink to cure your "Valentine's hangover!" - courtesy of Glam Rockers Steel Panther.


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Depeche Mode Get on board, Depeche Mode are back with the release of their new single 'Where's The Revolution' in advance of their upcoming album 'Spirit' due for release on March 17th, 2017, before the start of their world-wide stadia tour.


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Download Announces a Mammoth 48 Bands! Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event has made an unprecedented announcement, adding over forty of the world’s biggest bands to an unparalleled bill including Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies and In Flames. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.


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MADE Festival Reveals 2017 Headliners MADE Festival announce their first 6 headliners; Chase & Status, Giggs, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, My Nu Leng and Chris Lorenzo with the phase one artwork sprayed onto a wall at the festival site. Celebrated as Birmingham’s largest music event, MADE Festival returns to the Digbeth Triangle on Saturday 29th July to showcase a selection of the best in live and electronic talent as well as some of the city’s most exciting and inventive street art, street food and venue spaces. Armed with the most diverse and exciting line-up to date, the UK Festival Award nominated event will return in the fourth year to The Rainbow Venues’ collection of industrial spaces within the Digbeth Triangle for a truly memorable weekend.


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