Monday 26 February 2018

Music To My Ears | Slam Dunk 2018 Announcement

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Today, I thought that I would talk to you about the new bands that will be at the Slam Dunk Festival this year.

If you saw my post within the last few months of 20`7, then you will know about Slam Dunk 2018, and the first few artists that were announced. Slam Dunk have announced a plethora of amazing artists, to the already amazing line up.

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

The first band that have been added to the Slam Dunk festival, are, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes. are an English punk rock band formed in 2015 by former Pure Love frontman Frank Carter. They've had two albums out which include Modern Love which came out in 2017. Check out their songs via Spotify including the well known Juggernaut.


Alt rock trio PVRIS were formied in 2012 by the singer, Lynn Gunn. If you're wondering how to pronounce PVRIS, then, the answer to your question is to pronounce it just like Paris. The band originate from Massachusetts within the States. The best way to sum the genre of music, that they play is, dreamy electronica with dark, beat-heavy rock, which is weird in writing but in sound sounds amazing. Check out their latest album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell.

Knuckle Puck

Chicago-based pop-punk unit Knuckle Puck formed in 2011. The best way to sum up the music that Knuckle Puck create is, to say that it's old-school punk rock and emo in one. If you like bands such as, The Wonder Years, Rise Against and The Story So Far, then you will love these. Check out their latest album, Shapeshifter.


British pop-punk band, Roam, formed in Eastbourne in 2012. The best way to sum up Roam is to say that they're high energy and pop punk. I saw them a couple of years ago, and I absolutely loved them. The atmosphere of the gig was amazing. If you love bands such as, Blink 182, Paramore, As It Is and New Found Glory, then you will love these! Check out their album, Great Heights & Nosedives.

Reel Big Fish 

Reel Big Fish will be returning to the festival after a series of raucous Slam Dunk performances, always guaranteed to unite festival fans in unbridled and enthusiastic singalongs. Armed with an arsenal of anthems such as ‘Sell Out’, ‘Cheer Up’ and ‘Beer’, the Californian trumpet troupe will no doubt bring the party atmosphere

Reel Big Fish are a Southern California ska-punk band. They are well known for their high energy performances. Even though, Reel Big Fish were known for being an underground/niche based band, they slowly gained a mainstream following, especially as they were slowly getting played more and more on MTV. Check out their album, Candy Coated Fury.

The Audition (Worldwide Reunion Exclusive)

, Chicago based The Audition will be gracing the Slam Dunk stages in a worldwide reunion exclusive. In a highly-teased and highly-anticipated return, The Audition will be making their first live appearance in 6 years at the U.K.’s Slam Dunk Festival in May. The original line up consisting of Danny Stevens (vocals), Seth Johnson (guitar), Ryan O’Connor (drums), Joe Lussa (bass) and Tim Klepek (guitar) will all be on stage together for the first time together in nearly 10 years - a sight fans will be desperate to witness. Danny Stevens of The Audition says;“We couldn’t more excited to be coming back to Slam Dunk Festival. We were part of the festival in the early years and the Slam Dunk shows and club nights in Leeds before that. To have our first show together as this group in nearly 10 years is really something special.”

Have you listened to any of the artists mentioned above? Have you been to Slam Dunk Festival before? Let me know down below!

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Thanks for reading this music based blog post, and I hope that you come back next time for another blog post!

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

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