Lower Than Atlantis Lower Than Atlantis finally graced London last Friday as part of their biggest UK Tour with 3 supporting acts, ROAM, Hands Like Houses and Young Guns to warm the crowd up before Lower Than Atlantis made their appearance at O2 Brixton.


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Boardmasters There’s something about a festival which evokes a certain amount of excitement, anticipation and a sense of ‘what the chuff is going to happen over the next few days?’ Boardmasters – set against the picturesque backdrop of the English Channel on the hills of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay – did exactly that, but did so in a delightful hilltop setting.


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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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A Day To Remember As A Day To Remember are due to take to the stage Eminem - Lose Yourself was blasted through the speakers; ensue the crowd erupting with noise and everyone having a giant sing along. For a moment I thought I was at another gig. The lights went down and then BOOM! Confetti greeted the crowd together with deafening screams. A taste of things to come.


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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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Hit The Deck Festival The second annual Hit The Deck Festival, a heavily sponsored all-day indoor festival focused on the genres of metal, rock, emo and hardcore (both post and present), rolled up in Nottingham on a very wet April weekend. But that wasn't going to dampen anyone's spirits anytime soon. Held across five stages in five different and very intimate venues, you'd do good to find another event that offers so many amazing bands, both big and small, for such a reasonable price.


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Twin Atlantic Having only found out I was going to see Twin Atlantic just 7 hours before the doors opened, ‘excited’ was quite the understatement. Standing in the super-cold queue outside Wulfrun Hall, I decided to do a bit of digging on the old Twitter and see who would be giving their support to the mighty Scots. Without a doubt, I was in for a right treat! Me and Lower Than Atlantis were to take to the stage and it was pretty clear it was going to be one daym good night.


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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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