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2000 Trees: Part Two.

Part Two of our trip to 2000 Trees, featuring: Nothing But Thieves, ROAM, Puppy, Palm Reader, Muncie Girls and Milk Teeth!

X Ambassadors are back with New Single "Ahead Of Myself"!

X Ambassadors are back after a massively successful run with debut album VHS. Said debut album was released on the 30th June, 2015 and produced singles "Jungle", "Fear", "Unsteady" and "Renegades" with the latter being nominated for a tonne of awards and being placed in TV adverts and shows galore. The band have collaborated with many an artist too including Tom Morello, Elle King, A$AP Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem, Imagine Dragons and Jamie N Commons. Did we forget to mention that VHS was gold-certified? No? Well it was. After a few months of releasing the odd track the band have dropped "Ahead Of Myself". The song was produced by Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, Chainsmokers). Lead vocalist Sam

Igorrr TechFest 2017 Interview

I was nervous. As I sat there waiting at the rather late time for an interview: I was nervous. Igorrr are one of the truly unique bands out there and after seeing them live, they only live up to their reputation. They were truly an artistic performance. Igorrr actually refers to the name of Gautier Serre but commonly also refers to his solo music that traces back to 2004. In recent years Igorrr as a musical outlet now includes the regular contributions from drummer, Sylvain Bouvier, and the vocal artists Laure Le Prunenec and Laurent Lunoir. Both vocalists are also of the experimental doom/gothic band Öxxö Xööx (2006-), of which Gautier Serre has also been credited with programming and studi

TechFest 2017 - Festival Review Part 3

SUNDAY The last day of a festival can be an emotional experience. What has been such a sustained amount of energy and fun is about to end. The electricity of the festival wears thin, already the impending doom and inevitable nostalgia is starting to set in. What has kept that permanent smile and sense of wonderment in you, through Friday (see here) and Saturday (see here), is reaching a climax here. Again the toughest spot to fill is the first band on. It’s midday and everyone is just waking up and may not even turn up. So, understandably, Pteroglyph are just waking up too. They kick in some energy to give what they can be it feels disorganised verging on sloppy at times. It’s just a warm up

Textures TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Textures to talk festival, playing and a bit of the future and finales of Textures. https://www.facebook.com/textures/ https://twitter.com/texturesband http://www.texturesband.com/ For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

Aborted TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Aborted to talk festival, playing and a bit of the last things to do before you die. https://www.facebook.com/Abortedofficial/ http://www.centurymedia.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=149 For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

The Algorithm TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from The Algorithm to talk festival, playing and a bit of gaming. Web - http://www.the-algorithm.net/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAlg0r1thm Twitter - https://twitter.com/The_Algorithm Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/algoremi/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC96-... For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

A survival guide to Reading and Leeds Festival

Are you off to Reading and Leeds Festival this year? Running from the 25th-27th August, across the Bank Holiday weekend, the festivals are two of the largest sites in the UK. If you are going, there are a number of things to think about. What are you going to pack? Where are you going to camp? Will you take food and drink or just buy it there? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our Noizze survival guide. Packing: It is essential you take the right items to Reading and Leeds, as you may suffer the consequences….other than the obvious things like your ticket, tent and clothes, the most important things will be the hygiene products. The classic wet wipes will be your best friend at a festi

Carcer City TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Carcer City to talk festival, playing and a bit of childhood dreams. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carcercity Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carcercity Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/carcercity For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

PRONG - Zero Days | Album Review

Returning for a fifth release since their 2012 hiatus, PRONG stay true to form for Zero Days pouring buckets of aggression and energy in to the album’s openers “However it May end”, title track “Zero Days” and “Off the Grid”. Opening straight with a kick to the trachea, “However it May End” shows the band’s capacity in speedy rhythmic riffing, though unfortunately lacks much in the way of substance. Had the band stuck to one or two ideas in the song and developed them further, it could have been a classic but instead the 3:36 running opener feels much longer, and not in a good way. Let down largely by bland production, Zero Days is a vulnerable record for the band, highlighting the less in

Cursed Earth - Cycles Of Grief Vol 1: Growth | EP Review

Hailing from Perth, Australia, Cursed Earth come out of the gate with an EP dripping with toxic brutality. Entitled Vol 1 - Growth, the band pull no punches, opening salvo 'War March' immediately introducing the listener to a dissonant guitar line before crushing percussion adds the familiar depth and tone you need from good, honest hardcore metal. The tempo shifts slightly, evolving into a head-nodding groove that simultaneously lays a beatdown blueprint and reassures you that Thy Art Is Murder are making a fine choice taking these boys out on tour in July. 'Broken' follows, a blast-beat trip through hardcore that is reminiscent of early Chimaira before a furious breakdown envelopes the son

Uneven Structure TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Uneven Structure to talk festival, playing and a what they would say to the world if they could. http://www.facebook.com/unevenstructure For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

Reading And Leeds Festival: The Headliners

The anticipation leading up to a festival is part of the experience, the packing, planning and standard buzz at every announcement. It has been no different this year for Reading and Leeds as every announcement has brought in a multitude of great artists that are to take to the stages at our favourite festival in August. Over the years the festival has played host to some of the biggest names in music as headliners, including the likes of Nirvana, Radiohead and Metallica. 2017 sees a trio of headliners that challenges some of the best festival bills we’ve ever seen and leaves us counting down the days until August bank holiday weekend! First announced for the Friday at Leeds were Muse, Briti

TechFest 2017 - Festival Review Part 2

SATURDAY TechFest, the place for TechMetal, awoke slowly on Saturday. The events of the festival were starting to take hold and after the sheer energy of Friday (covered here), this is no surprise. Saturday can also be the strongest day, the festivals well under way, everyone has settled down and the bands warm everything up by now. So when Altostratus take the stage with some mild energy, this is almost justified. It warms things up and fits the bill very well. They’re not pushing at it too hard which starts things off with a good note though perhaps not amazingly. Harbinger fares a lot better in this respect, they’re comfortable on stage and clearly are just having fun. Enjoying what they

Continents TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Continents to talk festival, playing and a bit of Donald Trump. https://www.facebook.com/Continentsband/ For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari | Album Review

While as a genre, tech metal allows its artists to delve into expansion and risk taking more than most - it still comes across as a welcome shock to the senses every now and again to see how far some bands are willing to go with it. Birmingham's Ocean's Ate Alaska though still very much at the precipice of their tenure as a metal band - are a quintet that seem determined to shove boundaries, and add more than a pinch of spice to their music whenever the chance is present. The midlanders' sophomore album Hikari is an exploration of Japanese/Samurai mythology, with both lyrical and instrumental nods to the concept. It's a challenging leap to make, with the implementation of Japanese instrum

Dethrone the Sovereign: 'Harbingers of Pestilence' - Album Review

Dethrone the Sovereign have been beavering away since 2008, releasing a couple of fairly well-received EPs, most recently 2013’s Autocracy Dismantled. 2017 sees the band unleashing their debut album Harbingers of Pestilence, and, despite being tagged as technical deathcore by some and progressive metal by others, it has far more in common with some strange hybrid of the two. The album starts innocuously enough with ‘Eye of Deception Pt 1’, immediately followed by part 2. Opening with a subdued clean guitar, things don’t exactly get off to a rip-roaring start and it absolutely works for the band. This is an album, that despite being very much a deathcore album, has far more nuance and subtle

2000 Trees: Part One.

Album one of our time at 2000 Trees! Featuring: Slaves, SHVPES, The Xcerts, Straight Lines, Tigress and Rolo Tomassi!

2000 Trees: In Review.

You know a music festival has achieved its purpose when the weekend isn’t solely reliant on the music to make it what it is. 2000 Trees Festival, whilst it also has some of the best live music to offer, is a festival that packs so much more! From an incredibly organised two-night silent disco, an actual wedding on the Saturday morning, and an atmosphere and sense of belonging that we can assure you now, comes unmatched by any other festival in the UK! Those brave enough to venture down for the early entry on Thursday were rewarded kindly with a fantastic selection of music to satisfy… Black Foxxes [7] made do with a slightly boring crowd, showcasing some raw talent and serious potential, b

Borders TechFest 2017 Interview

At TechFest 2017 we sat down with the guys from Borders to discuss TechFest, playing, tours and drink. For Borders: https://www.facebook.com/bordersbanduk http://www.twitter.com/bordersbanduk http://bordersuk.bigcartel.com For all things Noizze: Facebook: /noizzeuk Twitter: @NoizzeUK YouTube: /NoizzeUK Instagram: /NoizzeUK Snapchat: /NoizzeUK All general enquiries to Noizze at noizzeblogging@gmail.com

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