Funeral For a Friend Announce 2021 Tour Dates

Welsh Alt-Rockers Funeral For a Friend have announced a string of UK tour dates for 2021.

The band played three shows at the end of 2019 (Two in Cardiff, One in London), to celebrate the life of Stu "Big Stu" Brothers, who had unfortunately passed away shortly before the run of dates. The shows included the band's most recent line-up before disbanding, as well as performances from original guitarist Matt Smith (who departed the band in 2010) and drummer Ryan Richards (who left in 2012).

There has currently not been any word on which band members will be performing at the 2021 tour dates. Nor has there been any indication that the band will be getting back together beyond this set of shows.

Tickets will be on sale to the general public via gigsandtours.com on Friday the 10th of July, at 10AM. The band have also announced that subscribers can access a special presale by joining the band's mailing list on their website - https://www.funeralforafr…

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Review of A Day To Remember’s New Single – Mindreader

A short fortnight ago, A Day To Remember released the third single from their soon-to-be-released album, “You’re Welcome”.

What’s been interesting about what we’ve heard so far from the album is the huge stylistic differences between each track. Degenerates felt like an unnecessarily poppy effort that was aiming to follow on from the track “Rescue Me”, released alongside Marshmello earlier in the year. It still had a part of that trademark A Day To Remember sound, but somehow felt different.

Then we got Resentment, which sounded WAY more like an A Day To Remember track. In many ways the polar opposite to Degenerates, this track has a huge sound and will definitely be satisfying for those that enjoy the heavier punches ADTR like to pull.

Mindreader is a different beast to both of these tracks. The track instantly opens with a catchy riff, with a vocal line that sounds familiar to perhaps something that either Falling In Reverse or Good Charl…

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Enter Shikari Album Review – Nothing is True and Everything is Posible.

This review is somewhat of a special one for me. 15 Years ago I was helping run the doors at the Pioneer Youth Club in St. Albans, Herts where fabulous bands such as Gallows, Your Demise and Enter Shikari were regulars. I remember being there for the sold out ‘Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour’ EP release show in 2004. So many people turned up for that night, we could barely manage the crowd. I remember the finger lights, I remember the human pyramids, I remember the hysteria. For these reasons, it’s hard not to be rooted in the ‘Take to the Skies’ and ‘Common Dreads’ Shikari era. All that however, is in the past, and we can’t live in the past, so let’s see how Enter Shikari are shaping up in the present.

Back in 2004, the Shikari Myspace page described themselves as ‘Post Punk’ but rapidly became known for their ‘Genre Terrorism’ (Term borrowed from Sonic Boom Six), eclectically smashing together sounds from across the musical spectrum in to a unique…

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The Tale of Two Gigs and the Sum of All Parts

Sum 41, Kentish Town Forum, 2005 & Sum 41, The Dome Tufnell Park, 2020 When I was 12 I was handed Sum 41’s blockbuster ‘All Killer, No Filler’ and I fell instantly in love. Fast forward 3 years and I’d get to see them as my first ever Academy size show. Fifteen years later, I was blessed by another opportunity; an exclusive and intimate show at The Dome, just over 500m away from the Kentish Town Forum, where I’d seen them play 15 years before.In this article, I will aim to discuss how those two experiences compared, and if and how the band’s delivery has changed over the years.

Sum 41, Kentish Town Forum, 2005

I remember arriving at the Forum in Kentish Town, my home town, on the 17th of July 2005. The Forum is a special place for me. Three generations of my family have called it their watering hole and this was my first experience of it. We arrived early, very early, at around 2pm on a hot summer Sunday. There was already a queue of eager fans s…

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How to Pick the Perfect Photo Booth

When Photo Booths first came onto the Wedding & Events scene around fifteen years ago, most thought they were simply a fad that would disappear in a few years time. How wrong they were! Nowadays, they are a staple at Private Events across the globe. But with this progression over time, has come a vast development in the range of Booths available to customers. In this guide, we'll do our best to give you an overview of which Booth may be right for you.

Traditional Oval Booths

These are the tried and tested, well loved booths that first triggered the movement. Housed in either an oval or rectangular formation, these booths take album-quality landscape photos of up to 6 guests per time. They take the longest to construct, usually around an hour, and will arrive at your venue in 6-10 boxes. So if the venue has poor access, you will need to factor in that the operator(s) will need additional time to set up.

PROS: Everyone knows and loves these b…

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