We have an awesome list of Shit To Do in June so make sure you check it out…
The DROPTHIS release show for ‘Culture to Criticise‘ is coming up – you can check out our review of the album here.
DROPTHIS (Check out our Have You Heard? feature) will play an album release show on June 4th at London venue, New Cross Inn. It will be an all-dayer with a large lineup, featuring the following acts:
Xup-Sup, Ted Dibiase and the Million Dollar Punk Band, Darko
Triple Sundae. Demon Smiles (Check out our Have You Heard? feature), Müg, The Pisdicables, Broken Banjo
RxR, Cereal Box Heroes, The Dead Anyways, The Half-Wits,and Matilda’s Scoundrels (Check out our Have You Heard? feature).
We covered it last year and we’re gearing up for round 2. Download Festival is back with headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Black Sabbath, along with a huge bunch of awesome bands including ZOAX, Tremonti, Deftones, Skindred, Megadeth and so many more. For the full line-up/tickets and info visit the Download Festival website.
On the same weekend as Download Festival is the Isle of Wight Festival, a more radio-friendly event featuring some of the most popular in all of music. Isle of Wight Festival is also a lot more diverse, featuring rock legends Queen with Adam Lambert on vocals to a Pendulum DJ set. Over the weekend you can catch huge names such as Adam Ant, Iggy Pop, The Who, Busted, Status Quo and lots more.
Let’s face it, you would have to have a heart made out of stone to have not loved Finding Nemo. Well, the Pixar underwater universe is back with the loveable forgetful blue tang we met over a decade ago. The film takes place within a year after the first film and Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale, Destiny, a whale shark and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
Why this is not released on July 4th we just don’t know, but the long awaited sequel to the 90’s sci-fi action classic is finally upon us. Sadly, Will Smith isn’t back to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller, but other memory characters such as President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and David Levidson (Jeff Goldblum) return to defend the earth from yet another alien invasion. This time it looks like a much tougher challenge.
The radical Los Angeles punk band Letlive will release their fourth studio album entitled ‘If I’m The Devil’ will arrive on June 10th. Described as “the first truly unique post-hardcore band in years,” Letlive is a band that ignites the same passion as their fans in a live situation and that is reflected in the music they create, expect something wild.
Jason Butler (vocals), RJ Johnson (bass), Jeff Sahyoun (guitar), and Loniel Robinson (drums) recorded ‘If I’m The Devil’ at Kingsize Studiolabs in Los Angeles, with co-producer Justyn Pilbrow. Guitarist Jeff Sahyoun explains, “We collectively wanted the audio realm we have spent years creating to give birth to a digestible powerhouse of modern sound.” Those who have witnessed a Letlive show can agree that it is a connective, reactive and provocative experience that transcends the standard band performance and stage/audience dynamic. That explosive energy and fury is fully expressed on ‘If I’m the Devil’. As Butler states, “I feel we’ve spent years developing the idea that is Letlive and with this record, I feel we have finally developed the SOUND that is Letlive.”
Ohio-based metalcore outfit Beartooth second studio effort, ‘Aggressive’ will be released on June 3rd through Red Bull Records. The album will feature twelve songs written, performed and produced by frontman and former Attack Attack! keyboardist Caleb Shomo.
In two short years Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have travelled around the globe sharing the stage with rock music’s elite’s such as Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon and more. These new songs on ‘Aggressive’ have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.