After a sixteen date tour around the EU and UK, The Story So Far ended their short trip with a sold out Engine Rooms in Southampton, packed with fans of all ages. All Get Out kicked off the jam-packed pop punk night with a dull bang — nothing impressive, but it could’ve been a lot worse.
Over the past five or so years, there has been an uprising in the LGBT+ community of support and allegiance from those ruling social media platforms and the music industry.
Anyone who’s familiar with the YouTuber community will have at least heard of Troye Sivan at some point. The actor, known for playing young Wolverine in X-Men and John Milton in the Spud trilogy has dabbled with vlogging, creating videos with established names such as Zoella and Tyler Oakley.
The lads in Vinyl Staircase aren’t just a mystery when it comes to their online presence, but also that they like to encase themselves with the ideology that they’re just another one of those no-genre bands that would love to own their own pub. TIDO had the chance to catch up with the independent band before their Southampton gig at The Talking Heads with Syd Arthur.
The Haunt, Brighton
30th September, 2017
Houston’s Waterparks have taken over one of Brighton’s
popular music venues, The Haunt, tonight, for their sold-out debut headlining
UK tour. The cinema-turned multi-purpose venue is over-packed with fans of all
ages, the older generations gathered at the bar with a drink in their hands.
The Bottom Line are the first to ascend to the stage, their
upbeat modernised take on pop-punk filling you with nostalgia, their opening
songs ‘I Still Hate...
The Front Bottoms
Fueled By Ramen
13th October, 2017
The Front Bottoms bring something different to indie rock
with their sixth album release, Going
Grey. Experimenting with new a new pop vibe, the opening track ‘You Used To
Say’ starts with an electronic melody reminiscent of sea waves and birds in the
sky, paired with the out of the ordinary, yet relatable lyrics that the band
are known for. ‘Trampoline’ is another example of this: the happy, electronic
keyboard melody almost makes you unaw...
Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter
13th October, 2017
Knuckle Puck’s second full-length album comes as no surprise
– it’s full of pop-punk goodness, mixed with the hard-hitting truth. Sounding
like a concept album for change, the first single, ‘Gone’, discusses how
vocalist Joe Taylor doesn’t know who he is after a break-up with an
ex-girlfriend. ‘Everyone Lies To Me’ has Taylor’s iconic raspy vocals conveying
his anger at how the government is lying and how everyone fits into the mould...
Anarbor - Anarbor
29th July, 2016
Three years later and Anarbor is officially back from their not-so-official hiatus, with a self-titled album that references their old sound but also something new perfectly.
This band has easily been one of those that I’ve listened to constantly throughout my teenage years, and hearing about their new release only made me excited to hear more of the music I’ve loved for so long.
Starting off with ‘Freakin’ Out!’ takes me straight back to the...
PHOTOS: Spring King @ Engine Rooms, Southampton, 13/02/17
LIVE: The Front Bottoms @ The 1865, Southampton, 29.11.16
IN PHOTOS: STATE CHAMPS @ ENGINE ROOMS, SOUTHAMPTON...