Hit The Deck kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack Staff Writer Zac Lomas is preparing to take the festival by storm. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put make a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in the UK. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at Hit The Deck this weekend as well!
I really shouldn’t need to write anything in order to sway all the Hit The Deck festivalgoers to catch Brand New’s set at this year’s festival. Brand New shows have the propensity to sell out within seconds, so their recently announced string of European and UK festival dates is a godsend to anybody looking to catch the elusive emo rockers without totally breaking the bank. While the recent increase in Brand New sightings gives promise that the Long Island group may actually write new music before we all die (young and save ourselves), one never knows when Jesse Lacey and company will slink back off to hibernation, making their performance at Hit The Deck nothing short of “can’t miss.”
The Front Bottoms
Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich may not have won POZ’s scandal-tinged March Sadness, claiming the coveted Kings of Emo crown, but that’s not to say they aren’t some of the most angst-riddled youngsters on the scene today. This angst serves the duo well and has won them the adoration of fans worldwide; fans who have no reservations about going absolutely nuts over the all-too-honest lyrics of Sella. I think it’s pretty safe to say that few people can create as much chaos with an acoustic guitar as Brian Sella and it would truly be a shame if you didn’t make that a part of your titillating Hit The Deck experience
One can only have so much genre-bending fun before words like progressive-funk-shoegaze- blues seem a bit superfluous, but the amalgam of Nordic prog-metal known as Kvelertak make all of those hyphens seem worth it. With a party ethos that makes pouring out an entire tankard of ale into a drinking-horn seem like the most reasonable thing to do, Kvelertak should have no problem setting off the shindig that is Hit The Deck. However, Kvelertak is not just about imbibing in mass quantities of fermented beverages, but also the intricately laced virtuoso of the guitar trio featuring Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland, and Maciek Ofstad, all of whom are certain to dazzle in the live setting.
At some point I’ll do the HOMH record
Wow nai harvest are rubbish live
Yeah we are
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The 2014 Hit The Deck Festival will be taking place next week. Check out the set times and all the bands playing below after the jump.
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Another one of these! London revitalized my passion for music as I went to a couple gigs while there. Here are eight bands/albums that are heavily in rotation.
one: The Hotelier I actually heard about when reading an interview done with Nai Harvest (another band on this list) and Ben mentioned this was one band to check out. Definitely listen to Among the Wildflowers and Life in Drag - though honestly the whole album Home, Like Noplace Is There is amazing.
two: I’ve talked about my serious love of JAWS here before. I was lucky enough to catch them while in London, meet the guys, and had a surreal moment where Connor knew who I was. Their newest single, Think Too Much Feel Too Little, is fantastic.
three: Mac DeMarco's Salad Days is the perfect summer album. I can’t wait for warmer weather when I can play this with the windows rolled down.
four: I also got to see Nai Harvest while in London. My friend Lee released their first album Whatever on his label Pinky Swears Records so he introduced me to Ben - who is extremely nice - who informed me they will be touring the US at some point this year. Which I am very excited about. The song Rush off Hold Open My Head EP is great.
five: Howler's World of Joy is super cool, I love the tracks Don’t Wanna and Yacht Boys. Another perfect driving with the windows down album.
six: I feel like I’ve been listening to a lot of UK punk bands lately. Palma Violets falls in that category. Best of Friends and All The Garden Birds are my two favorite tracks off of 180.
seven: I heard Jungle Doctors for the first time when they opened for JAWS. I thought they were awesome. I don’t have many of their tracks but Better is great and you should definitely listen to them!
eight: Not necessary a new band but while using shuffle the song Monster Waltz by The Invisible came up and I remembered that I loved this album and started listening to it pretty seriously.
Anything you all are listening to? Anything I should check out? Send them my way! xx
Thanks so much!
The album we’re writing is definitely in that direction and even further out there
We’re back home from our recent tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong, and Mixtapes. First, we would like to extend a than you to those bands for making it fun and an overall great experience. Also, thank you to anyone who made it out to a show and supported the tour, and an extra thanks if you…
some upcoming / current tour reminders:
- The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die / Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) // UK & EU tour
- Diamond Youth // UK tour with Citizen & Headroom
- Wild Ones // US tour with Typhoon
- Nai Harvest // Fury Fest / UK tour with Seahaven / EU tour with Major League & Turnover
- Diamond Youth // US tour with I Am the Avalanche and Turnover
- Pianos Become the Teeth // US tour with La Dispute & Mansions
- Donovan Wolfington // East coast US tour with Dowsing & Pope
- You Blew It! // UK & EU dates with Real Friends & Modern Baseball
- You Blew It! // US tour with Say Anything, The Front Bottoms and The So So Glos