Canada's Hollerado have had a busy start to 2017. As well as unleashing two sublime new singles in 'Born Yesterday' and 'Grief Money', they are also embarking upon an extensive European tour alongside Sum 41. That tour arrives in the UK when the band play Birmingham's O2 Academy tonight (Friday 24th February).
In the congested word of the music industry, a band can often need a unique selling point to set itself apart from their similarly-styled peers. Newcastle's Elvana have exactly that as, as their name suggests, they collide the worlds of the legendary Elvis Presley and grunge icons Nirvana. They hit the road this week for a lengthy UK tour.
When Pinegrove played in the UK last September, we hailed it as your opportunity to discover your new favourite band. The tour itself cemented the band as one of the most innovative folk-inspired acts around and their album 'Cardinal' went on to secure a top three finish in our Album of the Year rankings in December.
Masked Intruder, everyone's favourite faux-criminal pop punk outfit, are returning to the UK for a short tour in support of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, but they're still making time to slot in a headline show at Southampton's Joiners. The dates come as the band tour in support of last year's 'Love and Other Crimes' EP.
It's hard to believe that an entire decade has passed since Four Year Strong unleashed their debut album proper, 'Rise Or Die Trying'. It's even harder to comprehend when you see how many people are packed into Manchester's Academy 2 venue to see them play it live tonight. While sections of the band's fanbase have...
The support act can be a contentious issue. Seen by many as an opportunity for further pre-gig drinking opportunities, occasionally a band succeed in building a supporting cast which elevates the gig from inviting to 'must see'. When the building blocks include The Superweaks and Thin Lips, it's a recipe for 'gig of the year'.