Takedown Festival, March 15th 2014 @ Southampton University

01ed019aa15b08682886277a51312b8c11317356c3Before I go any further, I will admit, I am not the biggest rock fan. As you may be able to tell from my blog, the main genres I enjoy listening to are acoustic, pop and indie. But, that’s not to say I don’t enjoy listening to rock music sometimes.So, takedown for me was not only a music festival but a further insight into the world of rock and metal, and wow was it music overload but for all the right reasons.

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Takedown Festival 2014

As you may know from previous posts, one thing I really enjoy being able to do is promote local music. This time I can go one better!

On 15th March, Southampton University will be host to Takedown Festival 2014.

This event is host not only to well know bands such as Kids in Glass Houses and Funeral for a Friend but also to many local bands such as 6 Minutes to Sunrise, who I have previously reviewed and Seasons in Wreckage who are based in Portsmouth.

Doors open at 13:30 and there will be lots more bands playing throughout the day.

Tickets are available through the official website (www.takedownfestival.co.uk)

So, if you want a day filled with good music, both on a local and national level, what are you waiting for?

Shellshock

Post Number 20!!

Anyway, this band is one recommended by my friend who has completely different music taste to me and if you take a listen to this band you will understand just what I mean. They are very far from Indie Pop in that they are a mixture of metal and drum and bass, two genres which,to be honest I am not too keen on! But, as I said I would review allsorts of different genres I thought for my twentieth post I would review something completely different and away from my “Comfort zone” of music.

Shellshock formed back in 2000 and local venues soon transformed into something bigger when they were offered to support Skindred on a 26 date tour. Since then, they released their first e.p back in 2005. Howeverk shortly before this their original guitarist, Rafe Chiles died in Paris and after recovering from this, shellshock were announced as having more drive and belief.

Their first album, “Laws of Rebellion” is due to be released on 9th July.

But, in the meantime, you can check them out on their official site at http://www.shellshock.tv or listen ton some of their tracks on their myspace page here