Formed in 2000, alt-rock supergroup Tomahawk are half way through a busy year. Despite years without a tour together, they now haven’t stopped since autumn of 2012, releasing a new album, Oddfellows, in January. We caught up with guitarist Duane Denison, currently in Nashville, Tennessee, ahead of a headline slot on Reading & Leeds’ Lock Up Stage:
Slaves are a garage rock/punk duo hailing from the south east of England. Unlike many British punk bands, these dudes are not swaying towards the American theme but sticking to their Kentish roots. They have supported the likes of The Skints and have now secured a place at Reading and Leeds festivals, playing the BBC Introducing stage. We quizzed them about nerves, performing topless and what makes their blood boil:
FIDLAR, an abbreviation of the skaters’ motto ‘Fuck it Dog, Life’s a Risk,’ are a garage punk outfit from California. They’re on the way to the UK this summer to reinvigorate our love of the West Coast’s skate culture and general madness. We caught up with Zac, Brandon, Elvis and Max ahead of a deserved appearance at Reading & Leeds 2013:
Following the split of Million Dead in 2005, Frank Turner has since enjoyed a hugely successful solo career, accompanied by The Sleeping Souls. His music retains influences from his hardcore punk past, which he revisited last year with a side project, Möngöl Hörde. Since 2007, Turner has released 5 studio albums, including the hugely successful ‘England Keep My Bones’ and ‘Tape Deck Heart,’ which peaked at No.2 in the UK. Continue reading “Frank Turner: An Interview”
Formed in October 2012, Man Can’t Fly are a Bradford based Alternative/Acoustic-Rock band who gained recognition when their EP ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ was played on BBC Radio 1 in early June. Since then, they’ve won acclaim from the likes of Sara Cox and Huw Stephens. Post Radio 1 airplay, the band have secured slots at Bingley Music Live 2013 and this year’s BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds.
First formed in 2011, Canterbury’s CoCo and the Butterfields have spent the last two years rapidly perfecting their musical craft, evolving from a busking folk trio into an energetic force of five whose members include: Tom Twyman (guitar & vocals), Dulcima Showan (violin & vocals), Jamie Smith (beatbox), Micah Hyson (double bass) and Rob Wicks (banjo).