One week left until Slam Dunk opens its doors. The most awaited festival of the year is not far off. We met up with Rob Lynch who's playing the Acoustic Stage and here's what he told us about his new music, his friendship with James Veck-Gilodi (vocals in Deaf Havana) and his dream of teaming up with Taking Back Sunday. You’re back with your guitar and the crowd. Why acoustic again after going full band? I like the intimacy of just being on my own on the stage with my guitar, I find the connection that I have with the audience is stronger this way. There’s more flexibility with setlists and how I want to play songs, too. ‘Baby, I’m a Runaway’ sounds like you’ve changed a lot from your previous works. Why’s that?Baby, I’m A Runaway was the last album I released in 2016. I wen
Slam Dunk Festival, the unmissable pop-punk party of the summer, is delighted to reveal that Watford mob Lower Than Atlantis, emo icons Say Anything, Chicago favourites Homesafe and easycore heroes Me Vs. Hero will join the impressive line-up. As well as these exciting new additions, Slam Dunk Festival have also announced stage splits for the May Bank Holiday weekender. A true phenomenon within British rock music, Lower Than Atlantis began last year with a blistering headline show at London’s prestigious Brixton Academy following the release of their fifth studio album ‘Safe In Sound’ which achieved #8 in the UK official album charts. Armed with an arsenal of anthems from their critically-acclaimed back catalogue, the Watford troupe’s appearance Slam Dunk Festival will make for a truly un
Words: Sal Fasone When Taylor got into music and started playing it out loud, little did he know he would end up releasing his own music. Over the last year he puts out the delicately rousing ‘Moving On’ and has been described as a ‘powerful, promising talent’ by Clash Magazine. After picking up strong praise from a number of online tastemakers, Taylor now returns to the spotlight with his latest release ‘Brighter Than The Sun’. Voice of London met up with him in Southend, his hometown. He told us about his inspirations, what's behind his latest track and what his upcoming projects are. How did you understand that you wanted to do music in your life? I’ve loved music from an early age as there was always music playing in my house. I eventually got given an old keyboard which I
Words: Isabella Dawe | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci We caught up with rapper and producer Harry Dirtface to talk about his upcoming release 'The Joyride' Harry Dirtface, formerly known as Dirty Harry, is a Nottingham-born hiphop artist with a unique and eccentric style. Tracks titled 'Sloppy Toppy' and 'Leanwithmycrew' paint him as a drug-taking, womanising, trap-inspired rebel. But his impressive self-made instrumentals and clear influences from genres including punk, rock and blues make him one to watch in 2018. You recently started dropping tracks from your first project, The Joyride. What can you tell us about that? The joyride is about me living life, taking some drugs here and there. There were some tracks that I had, I threw them together and got some nice art work drawn up. ...