Things have been a bit quiet in the COUNTERFEIT. camp since their debut album ‘Together We Are Stronger’ was released back in 2017. After what seemed like the wait of a lifetime, COUNTERFEIT. embarked on a small European tour to bless our ears with the kind of music that is full of urgency, and demands attention.
Held in the middle of gorgeous Leicestershire countryside, at the beautifully quaint Gopsall Farm, it is both incredibly easy, and confusingly difficult, to understand how this festival is so simultaneously intimate and yet busy, bustling and saturated with the best music too.
Fresh from the fields, we return from Kendal Calling with an open mind, big heart and incredibly muddy wellies.
Festival season is in full swing, and last weekend brought our summer adventures to Standon Calling! With both a variation of acts and weather throughout the weekend, here’s what we got up to…
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The Dangerous Summer At Dingwalls, Camden, was a punk’s paradise. Packs of punk-passionate pundits flocked for Free Throw and The Dangerous Summer alike, screaming along and loving every second!
Angel Du$t, Blood Youth, Conjurer, Delaire The Liar, Dream State, Gouge Away, Higher Power, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Loathe, Nervus, Slowcrush, Turnstile, and Vukovi.
All in all, Bloc Party were the perfect headliners for the festivals opening night - they brought the captivating stage presence of lead singer Okereke and recognisable tunes to the toon for the rowdy Geordies.
Wars returned to Fat Lil’s in Witney, Oxfordshire on Sunday night and they did not send the crowd home disappointed.
It was that time of year again, when we take a trip to Newark Showground for UK Tech-Fest. Our photographer Rhys Haberfield was there to capture all the action.
Performing an intimate set at London’s Omera, Flyte showcased new music in the lead up to the release of their new single, ‘White Roses’.
Community Festival 2019 was no different to any other year - an incredible day, showcasing the hottest indie bands of the moment, with even hotter weather to match.
Planned only a week before the gig took place, Shame sold out The Pink Room at YES within hours of announcing the show. As one of the newest and best venues in the city centre, it’s already brought some unforgettable shows, and Shame are now certainly sitting high on that list.
Sunset Sons, along with the help of Natural Mystery Museum took to Jimmy’s Bar in Manchester this week.
King Princess came back to the UK for her second time this week and played O2 Forum Kentish Town. The 2300-capacity venue, upgraded from Heaven, was completely sold out from floor to ceiling and teeming with excitement.
If opportunity comes to see this beast of sound in its drummed flesh you must take it immediately and with no reservations.
Fresh from their Download Festival appearance, I Prevail headed out on a small UK tour around the UK. Our photographer Jesse Jones was there to capture all the action when they stopped by the O2 Ritz in Manchester.
Fresh off their huge Download Festival performance, Fever 333 brought their demonstration to London’s Electric Ballroom this month. Our photographer Joe Dick was there to capture all the action.
Glass Peaks have had a whirlwind two years since bursting on the scene, and have now been wowing audiences across the country as their tour descended on Newcastle upon Tyne. Head of Steam was the location, an intimate setting and quite the oxymoron venue for the heavy sound of both support acts.
Aly & AJ bring their Sanctuary tour to Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom.
Fresh off a monster set at this year’s Download Festival, State Champs took to the iconic Underworld in Camden and it did not disappoint.
LANY bring their infectious dream-pop to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Despite being plagued with technical difficulties and delays — Bushstock 2019 still managed to be a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Despite pictures circulating on social media of them being almost knee-deep in mud, the village was open for business and keeping spirits up until the arena opened.
Larkins played their biggest headline London show to date this week at Dingwalls in Camden. Our photographer James Baker was there to capture all the action.
Check out our photographer Chloe Hashemi’s photos from their rather warm Bushstock Festival set.
Following the release of their sophomore album, Run Around The Sun (May 31st), Scotlands own Sacred Paws give London a lesson or two with their unique brand of indie-pop goodness!
Eagles of Death Metal made a brief pitstop on their way to Download Festival, with a warm up show at London’s Electric Ballroom. Our photographer Rebecca Webb was there to capture all the action.
Two decades after bursting on the scene and inventing the Riot grrrl movement, Bikini Kill were invited to play at a concert to honour the British post-punk band The Raincoats. After witnessing the reaction from their fans who were calling out for a reunion, the band delved back into the whirlwind of their old lives
Ever wondered what it might feel like to have your heart both broken and mended at a show? Well, with seven years and three melancholic albums behind them, London based Bears Den will guide you through a night of emotional joy and sorrow.