There is a hell of a lot of shit to do in September; including some of the last remaining festivals before the season sadly fades out. Also check out some of the hottest new albums, gigs we’re excited about and the best TV show to be watching right now.
Toxic Wotsit Promotions are hosting a punk all dayer in their hometown of Hastings to thank a lot of the bands that have helped them over the last year or so. Featuring the likes of Faintest Idea, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man and more. Expect the day to be fun and rammed full of alcohol long before the end. Check out our more in-depth feature here.
Mammothfest was one of our highlights of 2015, so when 2016 was announced we couldn’t wait to see what kind of “Mammoth-sized” lineup the festival had on offer. To have technical metal giants such as Heart of a Coward and Textures on the bill is one thing, but Venom Inc, featuring Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray, members of legendary metal act Venom is sure to bring a kick ass crowd.
This time, there are fewer bands on the bill, but the stakes are higher. There are bigger names and bigger venues. Less clashes. It’s a win-win for any metal band. Mammothfest is here to celebrate the quality of UK metal, some established bands, some still making a name for themselves. You can also check out the charity campaign the festival is doing for Martlets Hospice here.
Keep an eye out for a more in-depth preview soon
Gigs & Tours:
Last month we reviewed Rough Hands‘ debut album ‘Let Me Win Your Hearts And Minds’, which ended up really impressing us. So if the punk all dayer isn’t your thing, maybe a hardcore show featuring the likes of Saltwound, Wallflower and Birdskulls will take your fancy on the same night.
The show is at Bleach, Brighton and kicks off at 7pm, For more information visit the event page here
The Kent quintet will call at the Exchange in Bristol, the Boston Music Rooms in London, Southampton’s Joiners and Manchester’s Sound Control between September 20 and 24. Feed The Rhino will be joined by metallic hardcore outfit Counting Days throughout the tour, with added local guests along the way; including Seething Akira in Southampton
Tue September 20 2016 – BRISTOL Exchange
Wed September 21 2016 – LONDON Boston Music Rooms
Thu September 22 2016 – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Sat September 24 2016 – MANCHESTER Sound Control
The longest running football game series ever, and it is still going. Some people argue that it is the same game every year. That’s a lie. And while we’re not here to argue whether FIFA or PES is better, FIFA is still the bigger game by a country mile. So what’s new this time round?
Firstly the career mode has been updated to total club management, new goals in terms of how you spend your money and use youth players. Different teams will have different focuses. Some include buying a marquee player or using at least 2 different youth player for over so many league games per season. Others might be for a small club to make sure you keep the wage bill at a steady level.
Another big feature is the story mode known as ‘The Journey’, where you become the fictional Alex Hunter, progressing through the ranks of your favourite Premier League club by starting as a youth player. The mode has FIFA adding in cut scenes for the first time, similar to NBA 2k16. Some games you’ll even start as a bench player and be able to make decisions mid game as you watch. It’s a new twist to the be a pro segment, which got tiresome after a few seasons.
Another feature is stadium dynamics and the added faces of Premier League managers. Otherwise its all new kits, new player ratings and hopefully updated transfers lists. There will likely be an update shortly after the release for any the developers missed.
Usually, this spot is for things coming out, but just in case you missed it, Stranger Things is the new hot TV show at the moment. What’s great is that it’s a Netflix original, so the entire is already there for you to start bingeing.
It is a love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Stranger Things is basically the best of 80s fantasy/sci-fi/horror. It’s Stephen King meets Spielberg. It’s E.T spliced with Poltergeist, The X-Files and more. Expect an awesome soundtrack and a lot of The Clash‘s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’.
Easycore favourites A Day To Remember return with some new material, three years after the release of ‘Common Courtesy’. ‘Bad Vibrations’ sees the Ocala men get heavier than the previous effort. A Day To Remember unleashes their dark side, for us once again. See our full review of the album here
Italian ska punks Talco are re-releasing their 2015 album, ‘Silent Town’ for the UK for the first time. Just a month after visiting us for a one-off set at Boomtown. ‘Silent Town’ is laced with fun ska anthems and awesome brass musicianship. It’s an infectiously joyful album. Read our full review here.
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