LL POINTS EST All Points East returns for a stellar second year to East London’s beautiful Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.


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Us lucky Gig Junkies got to go along to this year's Slamdunk Festival 2015 at Wolves Civic. Every year the question of stage location raises it's head. This year they realised a riser under the marquee wasn't gonna cut it when it became the Impericon Stage of Hardcore. And so a new outdoor stage was birthed outside the Wulfrun and thus the joy of crowded corridors within the Civic was born for the crowds.


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Architects Exactly a year ago to the day Architects were in Birmingham unleashing their blockbuster record Lost Forever // Lost Together onto a thronging Institute crowd, tonight they returned to hammer home their message and brought with them some friends in the form of Every Time I Die, Bless The Fall and Counterparts.


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Slam Dunk Festival North It’s not that often you get lost in a university students union. How many of them are big enough that you end up walking in circle passing by the supermarket and terrace bar on several occasions before you realise you’ve wandered past the room you wanted twice? Well Leeds University Student Union is one such place you can do that which was why it turned out to be an excellent host for the Slam Dunk Festival North on Saturday.


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Architects Architects weren't to be outdone and played an absolute blinder. They too favoured a brooding intro but were awarded the best sound of the night by a country mile which suited the choppy discordance of their mathcore aggression. Crowd surfing started minutes in and continued sporadically, whilst the pit was in lively form throughout. Impressively they incorporated immense groove and intricacy in amongst the brutality and were ably led by an energetic and humble front man.


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Architects Tonight is the first time I’ve visited the Academy 2 since it’s re-branding, courtesy of mobile telecoms company O2, and... oh. They haven’t changed any of the livery. It’s still the Carling Academy 2 by looks, and they still sell Carling behind the bar. Nevermind...


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