My friends in Death By Shotgun just released their new EP ‘Good Times // Sad Times’ and it is amazing. Lyrically, the EP explores the ups and downs of life, creating a set of tracks perfect for any mood. The four-piece band continue to grow as people, as individual musicians and as a band. With this EP, the boys take centre stage and demand to be heard.
I’ve been a fan of Death By Shotgun since seeing them open for Trash Boat in Southampton last year and was super excited to catch them again in Southampton for another show and an interview. This four-piece band melds pop, punk and rock together to create catchy melodies with incredibly relatable lyrics. We talked about favourite desserts, where the band name came from and which song is hardest to play live.
Don Broco‘s headline show was one I have been looking forward to since it’s announcement. Alexandra Palace is such an amazing venue to be at, especially when it’s packed front to back and side to side. Don Broco, alongside State Champs and Counterfeit, did exactly that and had every single person in that room singing and bouncing along. The last time I was there was exactly a year ago to see Twenty One Pilots, and this show had just as much energy.
Broadside have recently released their brilliant sophomore album ‘Paradise‘ and are currently touring the UK alongside Trash Boat and Homebound. Before the show, I caught up with Broadside members Ollie Baxxter and Niles Gregory To talk about ‘Paradise’, the most difficult track to write and what they love about the UK.
Pop-punk band Homebound are one EP deep into their career but are already making waves. This UK band are touring alongside Broadside and Trash Boat and proving it is where they belong. I caught up with Charlie and Tom before the show and we talked sonder, Nickelback and band names.
UK pop-punk band Homebound, have released their debut EP ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’. We have a signed copy of their fabulous EP up for grabs. Find out how to enter below.
The Talking Heads is a treasure hidden away in the streets of Southampton. Last night, one of their two deceivingly large rooms was host to an amazing show from 4 pop-punk bands. Each band was fantastic, with the crowd really getting behind every performance. The first night of tour is off to a flying start for Trash Boat, Broadside and Homebound.
Neck Deep have been building anticipation for their latest album ‘The Peace and The Panic’ for months with the release of some brilliant singles. Their evolution has truly shown what this band are made of, refining their sound further and really pushing the boundaries of genre. Whilst some fans have initially been unhappy with this change, it seems to me this is for the better.
Neck Deep released their new song, “In Bloom”, yesterday and it was met with mixed reviews from fans. Although there have been a lot of people that don’t like this song, Neck Deep have told their fans that they need to hear the whole album before they make any final decisions.
Broadside’s new album ‘Paradise’ pushes the boundaries of genre. When I spoke to the band earlier this year, they suggested that this album would show Broadside in a new light and they weren’t wrong. The album features songs that wouldn’t have been out of place on ‘Old Bones’ and other songs that could easily be on mainstream radio. ‘Paradise’ has something for everyone, if you haven’t heard Broadside yet then I recommend you change that.