First of all, sincere apologies from Ben and myself for being such slackers. Truth of the matter is, we’re not even slacking. University and all that. Been a busy couple of weeks for the both of us in February and though the assessments are starting to pile up, it should calm down just enough for the both of us to pump out some #freshcontent.
So what’ve we got coming up, and what the hell have we missed? We were only gone like what, a month? Bloody hell…
Gigs: in February, I went to go check out Deaf Havana championing their new record All These Countless Nights, and also checked out those Norwich boys in Marigolds as they supported The Sherlocks. Coming up this month, I’m checking out Lower Than Altantis, with Young Guns, Hands Like Houses and ROAM, as well as Mallory Knox and then All Time Low. Meanwhile, Ben’s got plenty of gigs (as always), including Stiff Little Fingers and Blaenavon, as well as Scarecrow Boat. In news, Mayday Parade announced they’ll be bringing their A Lesson In Romantics anniversary tour to the UK
News: Most of the above bands I’m checking out have new records out shortly, so we’ll take a little look at how the new stuff sounds there. Basement released a deluxe version of Promise Everything, Sorority Noise have a new record incoming fast and I’m sure there’s plenty of others escaping my mind at the moment… oh and I picked up my copy of Dear Future Historians…, Rou Reynolds exegesis for Enter Shikari, so we’ll have a peek at that too.
— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) March 7, 2017
Festivals: Slam Dunk continue to add to their collosal line up this year with plenty of new bands, and have another announcement next week (expect a post then) 2000 trees added some big names and Latitude got announced as well (much to the dismay of Ben). Eminem is going to playing at Reading & Leeds this year too, and has already sold out the day he’s going to be headlining Reading. Ben and I will have a full round up coming your way soon.
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) February 24, 2017
Games: PS4’s new flagship Horizon: Zero Dawn has finally arrived, and has been thwarting my best attempts to keep on top of my aforementioned Uni deadlines. I’ll be taking more of a look at the first 10 hours or so, and why it’s worth your time. Nintendo also released their Switch console – but whether it will be successful or just be another Wii U is up for debate.
— Joe (@jweston_) March 3, 2017
So, once again, we’re slackers, we’re sorry. We seemed to miss the entire beat that was February. Bloody degrees.
Keep your eyes peeled