Monthly archives: November, 2013

The Hype Theory Interview @ Alexandra Palace

Following on from my While She Sleeps interview, check out my interview with Katy and Sean from The Hype Theory just after their performance at Vans Warped Tour last weekend.

They’re a great pop/punk/rock foursome from Essex and we’ve been playing them on Kerrang! for a little while. At Warped we discussed the big topics of the day – Essex, pizza, strip clubs and recording the follow-up to their debut album ‘Captives’

Have a listen below, let me know what you think and check them out on facebook for more!

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While She Sleeps interview @ Alexandra Palace

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast weekend I attended my debut Vans Warped Tour, and I was completely blown away. It truly is a festival like no other, with bands and fans of all sub-genres running around a totally packed Alexandra Palace – incidentally, my favourite venue in London – and blistering sets from Parkway Drive, Rise Against, The Hype Theory, Sonic Boom Six, Hatebreed and Enter Shikari.

You can hear my interviews with The Hype Theory, The Maine and Max Raptor on my Kerrang! Radio show this Saturday – but for now here’s my chat with Loz and Matt from While She Sleeps. Last time I saw these guys they quite literally decimated the Vans shoe store on Camden High Street, causing enormous moshpits both inside and outside the shop (see pic) and the police turning up. Needless to say this was the first thing I asked them about…

Everybody’s Dancing and I Want To Die

photoThe most exciting new rock band in the UK, Deaf Havana have just announced their biggest UK tour to date. They are playing…

Apr 01: Norwich UEA
Apr 03: Newcastle O2 Academy
Apr 04: Leeds O2 Adacemy
Apr 05: Manchester Academy
Apr 07: Glasgow O2 ABC
Apr 10: London Clapham Grand
Apr 13: Oxford O2 Academy
Apr 14: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Apr 15: Cardiff Great Hall
Apr 17: Brighton Concorde 2

Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker has been playing this band since Day One but I have to admit it was only when their most recent album Old Souls came out that I really started to love this band. It’s a masterpiece from start to finish and Boston Square is comfortably my favourite single of 2013.

I caught up with the band ahead of their sellout show a couple of weeks ago at Camden’s Roundhouse – their triumphant final date of their previous biggest tour to date!