Interview with Death By Shotgun | 2/02/18

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.

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Interview with Broadside

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.

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Interview with Homebound

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.

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Trash Boat @ The Talking Heads, Southampton – 17/09/2017

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.

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Neck Deep – In Bloom

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. 

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Broadside – Paradise

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.

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Neck Deep – Where Do We Go When We Go

Neck Deep have recently released ‘Where Do We Go When We Go’ from their upcoming album ‘The Peace and The Panic’. Whilst this song definitely doesn’t stray completely from the sound we expect from Neck Deep, it does highlight their talent in other ways.

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Interview with Broadside

I’ve been a fan of Broadside since hearing vocalist Ollie Baxxter feature on a League MVP track. They fully capture everything I love about pop-punk; they are brimming with energy and their songs offer much more than what is on the surface. I met up with Ollie and Dorian at a show in Southampton, we talked about Warped Tour, poetry and R2-D2 headphones.

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With Confidence @ The Joiners, Southampton – 25/02/2017

This show was an odd one; for once it was the opening acts I was there to see rather than With  Confidence. Broadside are a band I’ve been following for a while and was overjoyed to get the chance to see this incredible pop-punk band live. Milestones are a band who I had discovered quite recently and loved. However, as with most shows, each band was incredible in their own right and a true pleasure to watch. The show brought in a range of pop-punk sounds, even venturing into other genre’s with Safe To Say. Joiners was a brilliant venue for all these bands, allowing an intimacy which really played into their hands when winning over the crowd.

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