Live Review: 2000 Trees Festival 2015 – Saturday

This was my first 2000 Trees experience, and I’d only heard good things about it in the past. Alkaline Trio was enough to get me excited enough after missing their shows with NoFX earlier in the week. As I walked through the arena I was amazed at the friendly nature of the crowd and how […]

Band Interview: Restorations & Sam Russo

We sat down to have a chat with Restorations before their show in Derby and managed to hook Sam Russo in, too. Here is a joint interview between Restorations vocalist/guitarist Jon Loudon, and Sam, who are currently on tour together with Crazy Arm. We spoke about their tour, Restorations’ LP3, and the difference in touring […]

Seeing Your Scene July tour w/ Petrol Girls & Hora Douse

We’re really happy to announce the first ever SYS tour with two of our favourite bands! The raging feminist hardcore outfit Petrol Girls, who we’ve put on before and absolutely love, and the amazing punky, emoey, rocky Hora Douse! Check out the tour dates here: Fri 10 July – MANCHESTER @ Ducie Bridge Sat 11 […]

Band Interview: Tim Vantol

We caught up with Tim Vantol from the Netherlands on his UK last month with Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue. We spoke about what it’s like playing in front of different audiences, whether it be with the full band, solo, standing, seated or at mixed-billed festivals.  How was Hit the Deck last month? Yeah it was really […]

Live Review: Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham, 24/05/15)

This year’s Dot to Dot Festival took place across May bank holiday weekend, in Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol. It’s always been a more indie/indie-pop oriented festival, but this year they peppered in some wonderful surprises including The Hotelier and Single Mothers. We were lucky enough to head down to the Nottingham date. Rather than Slam […]

Live Review: Bayside & Creeper (Nottingham, 21/05/15)

Last Thursday marked the return of Bayside to Nottingham. Last time they were here was last April when they supported Alkaline Trio, but this time they managed to get a huge turnout on the top of the bill. Subbing were Southampton punks Creeper, who managed to put on an impressive show. Kicking things off with “We Had […]

Band Interview: The Xcerts

Following the release of their amazing There is Only You last year, we caught up with The Xcerts at Hit the Deck in Nottingham a couple of weeks back. How was Hit the Deck for you? Murray Macleod (vocals/guitar): Yeah it was cool. Typically hectic, it’s been about a year since we’ve played festivals, so […]

Band Interview: You Blew It!

We spoke to You Blew It! back at Nottingham’s Hit the Deck. We talked about the emo revival scene, their touring plans and, most importantly, their thoughts on Fast & Furious 7. You mentioned it in your set, but what did you really think of Fast & Furious 7? Andy Anaya (guitar): Okay [laughs]. It was […]

The Tory government, poverty and the DIY scene

Today has been awful. Waking up to the news that the Tories have a majority will never be easy. In a few weeks time we’ll probably be wishing we were back with the also awful Lib Dem/Tory coalition. Last year we ran a food drive at our show in Nottingham, where we raised over a […]