Everything will be Alright at Slamdunk 2018
Slamdunk 2018, Leeds City Centre 26th May
Slamdunk returns for its 12th year, headlined by Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World. The festival spread over 3 days, shared between the cities of Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield. I’m going to the venue in Leeds this year and I’m looking forward to it immensely. Here are some of the bands I’m looking forward to, although is so many greats acts coming. The festival displaying metalcore to indie pop.
Jimmy Eat World and Good Charlotte
Having both seemed to be around forever, these nostalgic bands know how to deliver on a big stage. Jimmy Eat World’s most notable song being The Middle, a song that you can listen to over and over again. Can’t wait to here Good Charlotte’s Anthem along Girls and Boys played in a festival atmosphere, while Joel Madden fronts the stage. Two bands with some highly popular songs which remind you of the pop-punk era in the 2000s.
Crown the Empire
A metalcore band with some insane clean vocals. I discovered them after I listened to their song The Fallout. The lead vocalist sharing similar vocals to Vic Feunete from the band Pierce the Veil but less whiny. The song also has a great breakdown in the middle. They also played a sweet cover of My Chemical Romance’s Welcome to the Black Parade, which was really good but obviously not as good as the original.
Having seen them live a couple a years ago, I get the chance to see them again in all their glory. The band from Glasgow having so many great songs, such as their well-known ones like Yes, I was Drunk, Make a Beast of Myself and Heart of Soul. But also lesser known songs such as Crash Land, that involves a cello and Apolopytic Renegade.
Asteroid Boys are a weird hybrid band as their music shares similar qualities to grime and punk rock. It’s like an angry Stormzy mixed with Enter Shikari. Thier song Dirty just giving me crazy vibes as it is so aggressive as it revs you up with its guitars and strong vocals. It’s like Plan B’s Ill Manors as they talk about a broken Britain. Not many people will know this band but you should give them a listen.
Chapel is an indie pop-rock duo comprised of Carter Hardin (ex-Nightmares) and Kortney Grinwis (ex-Favorite Weapon), managed and developed by Issues’ Tyler Carter and Derek Brewer (manager of Crown The Empire). They have so much potential with the talent surrounding them, Cartin Hardin with that unique charisma, Hardin reminding me of Jack Anaotoff from the band The Bleachers. We’ve Got Soul creating them good vibes and obviously soul.
These are few bands I am looking forward to but I think the event overall will be a great experience.