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Butserfest Interview: Seething Akira, Easy Riders.

Portsmouth-based “electronic, shouty rock” (their words) five-piece Seething Akira are a lively bunch, and in spite of being beaten up in their latest music video for ‘Airstrike’, their live performances are just as energetic. Nick Pollard spoke to Seething Akira backstage after their very soggy and muddy show at Butserfest. Needless to say, this was a conversation that was rather difficult to keep under control, and the quest to find their ‘deeper side’ continues.   You were first on stage today, weren’t you, how did that feel ? Spud (Bass): We had fun. It’s great fun to play the breakfast...

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Live: Butserfest 2016, Tenth Anniversary.

2016 brings the tenth Butserfest to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean. It is an event that has been cherished as an alcohol-free home for teenage fans of pop punk since 2007. That said, some bands might be a bit too profanity-laden to be ‘for all the family’. We asked writer Nick Pollard and photographer Natalie Lam to get toned up for the weekend and take a trek up and around Butser Hill. Pop rock five-piece, The Gospel Youth (Natalie Lam) Metalheads might also find it sacrilegious for a festival crowd to be singing Bangarang by Skrillex while waiting for a band fronted by a YouTube...

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Festival: Butserfest 2016

Coming to it’s tenth year, Butserfest 2016, on 10th September 2016,  brings two phrases together that are rarely associated together – “no alcohol or drugs” and “a real good time.” They so successfully pull off the straight edge approach without any disputes or backlash from avid festival-goers because of their consistently strong line up. Mallory Knox proudly headline this year’s edition of the festival. With regular Radio One and TV airplay, conquering the UK and Europe, appearing at major festivals like the Vans Warped Tour and Reading and Leeds, and having played Butserfest twice before, it only made sense...

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Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Published On: March 27, 2016

 When people think about the pioneers and major influencers of pop punk, they think Blink 182, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and rightly so. But there is another inclusion and more often than not the Canadian 5 piece Simple Plan are missed off that list. They have been around for fifteen years and have released their fifth and most Continue Reading

Live: All Time Low @ Academy Bristol
Live: All Time Low @ Academy Bristol
Published On: March 27, 2017
All Time Low, a band who keep getting bigger, keep growing and maturing musically, a band at the top of their game and who have lasted over ten years is hard to come by. With that in mind, it’s a good thing that All Time Low are in Bristol this evening, prepared to show the city that the hype Continue Reading
All Quiet Now:  John Renbourn.
All Quiet Now: John Renbourn.
Published On: March 27, 2015
The musician was found at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Thursday after a suspected heart attack. He was due to play a gig at The Ferry in Glasgow with fellow guitarist and inspiration Wizz Jones but sadly he did not show. John Renborn In the mid-1960's he met Continue Reading

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