State Champs ‘Living Proof’ tour arrives at the Waterfront

Pop-punk was alive and well last night as New York’s own State Champs brought their Living Proof UK Tour to the Waterfront in Norwich with three support bands including Scottish band Woes, Aussie trio Stand Atlantic and Canadian five-piece Seaway.

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WOES

Edinburgh’s own pop punkers Woes kick started the evening and very much set the tone for the rest of the show by getting the crowd jumping and dancing around to the sound of their fun loving party vibes.

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Unlike a couple of the other bands tonight, this was not Woes first appearance in Norwich having previously played a headline show in the Waterfront Studio and they are clearly showing off all the experience they have gained from shows such as this by getting the crowd jumping and leaving an impression on a crowded bill where it could be easy to slip between the cracks.

Coming on stage to a decent crowd as they brought their charm with their lead singer connecting with the crowd from the off and their skills are tight together and finished their set in what they described as a sad song for their last song ‘Worst Friend’.

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STAND ATLANTIC

After a very quick switch over and sound check it was time for Australian band Stand Atlantic to take centre stage and launching into more pop punk goodness they didn’t take long to announce it was their first time playing in Norwich and you could see just a hint of nerves from lead singer Bonnie Fraser, but that soon dissipated as the crowd warmed to the group.

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Fraser however did a fantastic job at connecting with the crowd by pointing out her and her bassist David Potter’s slight fashion accident by both wearing the same clothing and how it wasn’t planned, they do however get bonus points as they were both repping Banquet Records.

As the set flew by their final song, “Coffee at Midnight”, had plenty of heads nodding and  singing along in the crowd as voices were starting to grow helping finish the final chorus as the band definitely made some new fans tonight and left a sense of excitement for what’s next.

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SEAWAY

On to the third and final support act of the evening Seaway jumped on stage and didn’t stop for their entire set as the crowd happily joined in mixing jumping, singing and the odd crowd surf doing everything they could to get closer to their pop-punk heroes.

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Lead singer Ryan Locke had the mammoth task of keeping the energy levels up and did so in superb fashion,  holding the crowd in the palm of his hand by constantly moving and lending his mic to fans at the front to join in a be part of the band, which the crowd took full advantage of by being fantastic backing singers whenever the band chose.

Energy levels stayed at a consistent high and truly lived up to the pop punk spectacle that the night promised to be, each support band made a good account of themselves each individually hyping the incoming headliners State Champs who were soon about to take the stage.

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STATE CHAMPS

And finally State Champs took us to the finale of this pop punk marathon of a show and boy did they deliver from the off. Boxes lined the stage as frontman Derek DiScanio led the crowd to the peak of the bouncy fun that makes a pop-punk show.  Aptly dressed in a Michael Jordan basketball jersey the whole band bounced to heights Jordan would be proud of.

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Rarely taking chances to rest the band streamed through fan favourites such as ‘Remedy’ and ‘Criminal’ whilst saving top hits ‘Elevated’ and ‘Secrets’ for their encore which left the crowd leaving on a bouncy high after dancing the night away with some of the hottest upcoming pop-punk bands in Woes and Stand Atlantic whilst partying with some at the top of their game in Seaway and State Champs.

 

Enter Shikari announce HUGE UK tour

Now this is how you tour the UK!

Enter Shikari have announced a massive UK tour which included 28 dates in smaller and intimate venues including The Welly in Hull and the Cheese & Grain in Frome kicking off in December and finishing up in February 2019.

This tour is the first for a while from Shikari that’s not only big venues in major cities across the UK with lead singer Rou Reynolds explaining “It’s also no secret that austerity and the looming potential disaster of Brexit have seen people having to be a lot more careful with how they spend their money. With things being what they are right now, it doesn’t seem fair for only those who can afford the travel to a major city for a night out (plus the inevitable other costs that go along with it) to be able to see a show. Playing 28 dates across the UK is our way of taking what we do back to as many people as possible, in the most intimate and direct way”

It’s a refreshing change of pace to see a big band such as Shikari take to the smaller venues and we definitely think other bands should look at following in their footsteps!

Gig photos of the month – June

Welcome to the latest edition of our pick of our favourite gig photos taken this month, our little way of highlighting some of the incredible photographers out there sweating it out in the photo pit and putting themselves in precarious positions to get the perfect shot.

Be sure to check out each of these talented photographers pages and give them a follow if you like their work, if you want your photos to be considered in our next gig photos of the month feature for May use the hashtag #ThisIsNoise on Instagram.

MORE: Check out the last edition of GPOTM here

If anyone fancies writing reviews and taking snaps at shows then get in touch by emailing sam@thisisnoise.co.uk and join the This Is Noise team!

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Deaf Havana reveal video for single Sinner

Deaf Havana have released the official video for their single Sinner  which is the first single taken from their upcoming album Rituals which is out on August 3rd.

With the release of their upcoming album Deaf Havana are also set to play London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th, which will be the band’s only UK headline show for the rest of 2018, it definitely will be something special.

But for now you can check out the video to Sinner below:

 

Fatherson announce Autumn tour

Fatherson will be continuing their new album preview tour with an 11 date tour in the build up to their third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’ which comes out September 14th.

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This tour comes not long after the release of the latest single from their new album called ‘Making Waves’ and were sure that name will be an apt description for this tour showing off their latest music.

This tour will add on to their remaining summer tour dates where they will be appearing at 2000 Trees among other dates.

July tour dates:

12 London, The Lexington
13 Cheltenham, 2000trees
14 Middlesborough, Westgarth SC

New Noise 29/6: BFMV, BlackWaters, Yellowlees and more

#NewNoise is back once again for another week where we take a look at the latest releases from the week from albums, EPs and Singles

Albums

Bullet For My Valentine return with album number six titled ‘Gravity’ after releasing two singles from the album Over it’ and ‘Letting You Go’.

Punk rockers BlackWaters; who we previously covered at Camden Rocks; have released their longest EP to date with 5 tracks  titled ‘People Street’. 

LA Ska Punkers The Interrupters have released album number three titled ‘Fight the Good Fight’ after releasing lead song ‘She’s Kerosene’.

Check out the last #NewNoise here

Folk rock duo Boxers Jaw from Massachusetts have released their new album ‘Guilt & Shame’.

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Brisbane rockers TIRED EYES have officially released their debut EP ‘In Denial, Force a Smile’.

Dublin garage rockers Fangclub have released their latest EP ‘True Love’ their latest EP since the released of their self-titled debut album.

Singles

Norwich local Yellowlees (formerly Pedro) has just released his debut single under his new name ‘Blow My Cover

New Jersey duo Brick + Mortar have released their third single ‘Question’ which comes off their forthcoming album Meta Meta etc.’

Miles Kane has released the third single ‘Cry On My Guitar’ which comes out ahead of his latest album ‘Coup De Grace’

Tom Lumley has left a nice surprise by releasing new single ‘Crawling’ on all streaming platforms.

Trophy Eyes have released their second single ‘More Like You’ which comes from their upcoming album ‘The American Dream’

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Rolo Tomassi announce brief UK tour

Rolo Tomassi will be hitting the road on a short but brilliant 5 date tour bringing Norwegian punk rockers Blood Command and Norwich based screamo rockers Cassus along for the ride.

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A short and sweet tour which adds on to their current summer dates which see’s Rolo playing multiple festivals all touring their latest album Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It. 

LIVE REVIEW: The Baskervilles + Brixton Alley + Saving Scarlett at The Swan

Playing pubs always lead to interesting shows, it is very much battling the environment to put on the best show you can with the area and space you have available, it can be limiting, cramped and sometimes awkward. Admittedly that’s one thing you have to give to The Swan, they did a fantastic job, not only making the most of the space they had available, but to make the show feel like it wasn’t just a typical pub gig.

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Saving Scarlett

First up for the night was Saving Scarlett, with all 5 of them up there it was evident it may have been a little cramped for them but they they didn’t let it affect them too much. As their set went on you could noticeably see their confidence levels grow as especially with lead singer Lisa Francis, and with that, their set just continued to improve song after song. Their influences were pretty clear too with incorporating a solid cover of A Day to Remember’s ‘All I Want’ which was a smart move on their part as it definitely got me and i’m sure others singing along. All in all, it was a solid set and i’ll be looking forward to seeing these guys again at Ipswich Music Day where hopefully, they will have a bit more space to breathe.

Check back to our official Facebook page tomorrow for our gallery from the night

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Brixton Alley

Next up were Brixton Alley, due to them only being a three piece they definitely had a lot more space to play around with and damn did they make it count. Their first song slowly built, with both guitarist, Jonny Magro and bassist, Ben Wells standing in front of drummer, Alex Wells before they absolutely erupted into their main riff from ‘Back in the Day’. From there it was just pure visceral energy from the trio as both Magro and Wells were jumping and moving with each beat that was simply infectious. Their sickly sweet riffs mixed with fast lyrics just worked fantastically well and definitely left me just saying one word at the end of their set. Wow.

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The Baskervilles

Finally it was time for the headliners, The Baskervilles. This was their hometown show and their chance to debut their latest single ‘Blood In My Mouth’. The four-piece just carried on from where Brixton Alley left off, high energy and fantastic mix of beats with sweet riffs. ‘Kalashnikov’ and the debut of ‘Blood in My Mouth’ worked extremely well live which had everyone hooked from the get go with a well curated set list, and let’s not forget ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ a song just made for a live show that ended up being the closer.

Each band that played left a fantastic account of themselves and it was incredible to see just how much talent was on display. I can’t help being extremely optimistic for each one of these bands future and we are genuinely excited to see what is next for these guys.

Must see bands playing at Isle of Wight Festival this weekend

With the Isle of Wight Festival celebrating their 50th birthday this weekend we thought we would scour through their extensive line up for this years celebrations and pick out some top bands that you have to see. Some maybe obvious must watches and others may have slipped by the radar but all are going to be definitely worth a watch!

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Kasabian

Info: 10:30pm, Friday, Main Stage

Kicking things off with one of the more obvious of choices, the Friday night headliners. They should be an absolute no brainer to go see for just pure fun value alone, let alone the endless absolute bangers these guys have in their repertoire, definitely don’t miss!

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Liam Gallagher

Info: 8:45pm, Saturday, Main Stage

Okay, okay, another headliner, we know not exactly one that would of fallen off the radar. Liam has had an absolutely blinding year so far and there is only one way to describe what his show will be like. Biblical.

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Bullybones

Info: 11pm, Saturday, Kashmir Cafe

Rocking out the Kashmir Cafe, Bullybones will be bringing their mix of retro rock ‘n’ roll sounds and punk vibes which will combine to make a loud and raucous affair that you will regret not witnessing, it’s impossible not to enjoy this shot of new nostalgia.

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Tom Grennan

Info: 7pm, Friday, The Big Top

Another one that is having an absolutely cracking year, Tom Grennan has been touring non-stop and with each single he brings out it shows off his diversity and no end of talent that will just keeping shooting his stock upwards. Catch this guy when you can, as he is destined to keep going up and up.

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Anchor Lane

Info: 3:25pm, Sunday, Hard Rock Stage

You a fan or Blackstone Cherry or Alter Bridge? Then these will be a must see, instantly from the sound of their guitars to the powerful vocals these are ones that will appeal to anyone that loves a bit of rock

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Breed

Info: 12:55pm, Saturday, The Feeling with Pirate Studios & Pretty Green

With only a couple of songs out the only way to describe these guys at the minute is BIG, big riffs, catchy lyrics and they know how to put on a show, we look forward to hearing whats next for these guys

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Ivory Wave

Info: 2:35pm, Sunday, This Feeling with Pirate Studios & Pretty Green

Mad mix of sounds that in theory shouldn’t work together yet sound absolutely brilliant, we here love bands willing to experiment with instruments to create new sounds and Ivory Wave’s does a cracking job of it.


Just a few suggestions off an absolutely stacked line up for Isle of Wight’s 50th anniversary, if you are heading that way this weekend, you are in for an absolute treat!

Tom Lumley, Mike Shinoda and Belmont all on this week’s Noisy Playlist

Some absolute bangers feature in this week’s Noisy Playlist featuring a little dose of pop punk at the end there just for the sunny weather.

We have feature plenty of the bands we covered at Homegrown Festival last week with massive tunes from Fick As Fieves, Tom Lumley, The Catch and plenty more

We also feature brand new songs from the latest releases by Mike Shinoda, State Champs and more.

We also wanted to include just a couple of tunes from Pop Punk bands that will really make it start to feel like summer with tracks from Belmont and Between You & Me which just needs playing out loud in the sun.

Check out the full playlist here: