Photo taken by Mosh photographer Graham Berry
My month of music started pretty late with Twin Atlantic on Tuesday 23rd May at the Brixton Electric. I haven’t given the latest album as much of a listen as I’d have liked to which was a shame as this took up most of their set but they did play a whole host of other songs that I did know. The band are always so much fun to see and I love how Sam sings with the Scottish twang, it’s one of the appeals of them, it was also nice to show another of my favourite live bands to my other half.
The next part of my month’s worth of music came in the form of two days of Slamdunk Festival. Every year the festival smash it with the lineup and there’s always so much to see that I do two shows out of the three. Each year it varies and I’ve done Leeds and London, Leeds and Birmingham and Birmingham and London before. Due to a wedding on Sunday, I went up to Birmingham on Saturday morning for day one of the festivals. I was on my own for this day which meant I ran around like a crazy thing trying to see as many bands as I could. I mainly ran between the main stage where I saw the likes of Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth, Deaf Havana, Don Broco and Enter Shikari, and the Signature Brew stage where I saw some new bands to me including Citizen, Turnover and Milk Teeth.
Photo from Mosh photographer Graham Berry
After the wedding, me and my other half headed to the London leg of the festival where everything was slightly closer together so we could run between stages a bit better. I let him decide what we saw which meant that I saw things I wouldn’t usually have seen like Vukovi who were great and Ice Nine Kills who I really enjoyed. We had a lovely day exploring some new music together and of course seeing my favourites in Set It Off. I wrote a bit more about my experience at Slamdunk which you can read here.