All Points East 2019 – Ticket Giveaway – Terms and Conditions

Bring Me The Horizon will be headlining All Points East Festival at London’s Victoria Park on Friday 31st May 2019. They will be appearing alongside Sleeping With Sirens, Architects, While She Sleeps, Employed To Sleep, Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves, Idles, Scarlxrd, Yonka, Lotus Eater, and Alice Glass.
And YOU could be there!

We have FIVE PAIRS of tickets to GIVE AWAY. All you will need to do is enter the ballot to be in with a chance of winning.

Watch this video to find out more.

ALL POINTS EAST COMPETITION GIVEAWAY

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Competition

The competition is enter a ballot in order to win tickets for the All Points East Festival, headlined by Bring Me The Horizon on Friday 31st May 2019, and is non-transferrable to any other festival dates.

Competition will run from 10:00pm on Saturday 11th May 2019  until 11:59pm on Thursday 16th May 2019.

All entrants must be 18 or over as must potential guests. (The festival reserve the right to ask for age verifying identification on the day.)

Winners will be randomly selected on Friday 17th May 2019, and the winners will be contacted by 3pm.

Winners of the competition MUST be present at the festival in order for both them and their guests to gain entry.

Winners will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation if not based in London.

Entry to the Competion Ballot

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(Maximum nine entries per person/Maximum of one entry per social media platform)

All Entrants Must be 18 or Over.

Winners will be contacted in the first instance by Rebellious Noise. If your name is chosen through a purchase you will be contacted via the Email Address you signed up with. If your name was chosen through a social media share then you will be contacted via the social media method which was drawn.

Rebellious Noise Ltd. will not keep or pass on any personal details to any third parties.

By Entering this ballot you agree for Rebellious Noise to pass your preferred email address to All Points East Festival ONLY.

The Legal Stuff

Rebellious Noise Ltd. Are running this competition on behalf of All Points East Festival, and therefore are not responsible for any event cancellations.

All Points East Festival will have final say over any decisions regarding the event.

Any further information required please contact the festival directly from www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

A look at the Undiscovered Live Music Project 2019

The Undiscovered Live Music Project is a songwriting and performance competition that happens annually in Essex. Run by the Essex Music Development Agency, I’ve seen first hand how the Undiscovered Contest can help launch a music career.

The contest has run since 2009, and is split into bands and solo acts. The prize is 3 day’s recording time at Brentwood’s beloved youth club, The Hermit, a single release, and a music video. I’ve been following the project massively this year, attending all the heats as I took the crown as the Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Best Solo Act 2018, and so have had the privilege to play the heats across Essex this year as a guest act, as well as judging some of the band heats.

Harry Adams

My journey with Undiscovered began when I watched my favourite unsigned band, Dead Baby Birds, compete around 5 years ago, but I didn’t know fully what the project did. In 2017, I met a remarkable artist, Katy Forkings, who is the Undiscovered Best Solo Act 2017, and seeing how well she was doing post the contest, I applied.

I’m not sure how my 2018 would have gone without this contest. It has given me the chance to work with a band, including Dead Baby Birds’ Sam Laughlin and Tristan Embleton, who have now split. It’s also allowed me to network with musicians and I now have a guitarist, Nicole who also performed in Let’s Be Strange, a band who reached the final last year and who are competing in this year’s heats.

Nicole (Lets Be Strange)

I’ve released my debut EP ‘Anaphase’ on disc, and my debut single ‘Accessory’ with my next single, sponsored by undiscovered ‘Time’. I have attended most of the Undiscovered heats this year. I’m focusing on the Undiscovered Live Music Project Bands Final, which gained its last band on the line on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Undiscovered travels across Essex to find its bands with heats in Chelmsford, Southend, Colchester, Basildon and for under 18s, Brentwood. I’ve been lucky to headline these nights as the Undiscovered Solo Winner 2018, and have also been asked to judge.

Our Undiscovered Live Music Project Band Final 2019 will be held at Colchester Arts Centre and will feature the following bands. The Waterfalls, from Southend, who raised the roof at their heat in the Chinnerys. An energised performance with a strong fan base gave them their ticket to the final. Rolled Up Sleeves, from the Basildon heat, create sophisticated rock music and have a stage presence I struggled to take my eyes away from. Unit 33, from Colchester’s Three Wise Monkeys, have a strong vocalist and rock arrangement behind them. Children of the Fuzz, took the last win for the final spot on Saturday 23rd February 2019. They’re a funky band with a strong rapport and image and I look forward to seeing them again in the final.

Finally, our wildcard this year is Vivacity, who also performed at the Southend Chinnerys heat. An indie and current band with a lead singer who plays an acoustic guitar, unlike the other bands in the final. I really enjoyed this band and have since listened to their recordings on Spotify which I found to be beautiful musically.

The Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Band Final will take place on Saturday 16th March at Colchester Arts Centre and the headlining guest act will be this year’s Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Solo Winner, my successor, Chameleon who I’m so proud of for gaining her title.

Chameleon

With this year’s competition still wide open, there is no saying who is going to be victorious this time around.

Buy Tickets To The Final HERE!

If you think you have what it takes to win, you can enter next year’s competition via the link below.

Click Here to Apply for 2020

 

Photo Credit: Freya Eirys Lees

New Papa Roach album produced by fans of their ‘Infest’ sound

The Californian rock legends Papa Roach have announced their latest album “Crooked Teeth” will be released on May 19th and has been produced by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain who have come to the project with a mix of a fresh, yet nostalgic approach as first time producers and long time Papa Roach fans.

Jacoby Shaddix said The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire” and it seems that the love for Papa Roach’s early sound is something that the producers clearly wanted to bring to their bands 9th studio album as Furlong states “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.

The new album is said to feature some classic Shaddix rapping and vocalist has teased that those who have wanted to hear his rapping again will be pleased at some of the viciousness on this record.

Papa Roach have already given us a taste of their new album with two new songs including “Help” which was released earlier this month on streaming services debuting as #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 with 4 million streams.  The band also released the title track “Crooked Teeth” at the end of 2016, which features a more old-school Papa Roach sound.

Check out our video interviewing Papa Roach fans about “Infest” on our show the Queue & A outside one of their shows in London.



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Sonny Moore rejoins From First To Last

The emo dream has finally become reality and the former screamo front man seems to have rejoined From First To Last.

Sonny Moore has been known more in recent years as Skrillex but 2017 has seen the former emo heartthrob go back to his roots. Moore recently released a new track with his former FFTL band mates and if that didn’t wet the appetites of fans then his first performance with the band in 10 years at “Emo Nite” in February.

The band seems to have fully welcomed their former singer back with open arms as their recent promo image includes Sonny Moore at the forefront and is currently their profile picture throughout social media.

 

Sonny has also recently uploaded videos of himself working on the new Incubus album and of Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno also contributing vocals to the album. it really seems that Sonny Moore is embracing his former style once again this year and we can not wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for From First To Last and the other projects he seems to be getting involved in.

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REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold – The O2 Arena, London, (21/01/17)

BEST GIG EVER! That is the only way I can describe how incredible Avenged Sevenfold  were. Absolutely flawless from the first note of The Stage to the final note of Unholy Confessions. They spanned all 17 years as a band as they played hits from all of their albums, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, Waking The Fallen, City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare, Hail To The King and The Stage. They took the entire crowd, of 17,000 strong on a visual journey with their new CGI graphics, and in the form of a floating cube above the stage. New drummer Brooks Wackerman was that good, you would have thought The Rev was sitting back behind the kit.

The night started with me being ill in bed, and dragging myself up and out of the house unfortunately we missed InFlames but I hear they were great! We arrived in time to catch the last 30 minutes of Disturbed who were absolutely incredible! David Draiman had the audience in the palm of his hand, and his near perfect vocals sounded absolutely beautiful, Damn, that man can sing! The audience went nuts for Stricken and then for their final hit  Down With The Sickness. I would definitely go back to seeing them again.

Then come the band the entire crowd waited for. Avenged Sevenfold, a band I’ve been lucky enough to see now on three occasions. I think this may have been the best of the lot though. An incredible performance, from an incredible band. They are quickly showing why they are going to be one of those bands who stand the test of time, I, for one, hope this band stick around for a very long time, and don’t think it will be long before they’re playing Stadium shows.

Thank you A7X  for an amazing night, M Shadows, Johnny Christ, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Brooks Wackerman you all did Jimmy proud tonight!

Until next time!

From First To Last release first song with Sonny Moore aka Skrillex in 10 years

After months of speculation From First To Last have finally released a song with their former frontman for the first time since he left the band and went on to become one of the worlds most successful solo artists.

Sonny originally left the band in 2007 after throat surgery to focus on a solo career as a music producer and has since become a worldwide phenomenon as Skrillex, as his old band continued to make and release music and see several line up changes over the years.

The band now features Matt Good on lead vocals, Matt was the bands original vocalist and was a song writer and backing vocalist whilst Sonny was in the band during their heyday.

This new song “Make War” has been released on Sonny Moore’s 29th birthday, who c0-wrote, produced and sang vocals on the track which is out now and available on Apple Music.

Mark Hoppus also posted a picture with the caption “Studio Hangs” to his Instagram account with himself, Blink 182 bandmate Travis Barker, Producer John Feldmann, Sonny Moore and Matt Good of FFTL.

Studio hangs.

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New Year, New Me…New Playlist

What is up rebels, it’s Jax here… I know shock horror right, in this my first piece I’ll be writing to you all for Rebellious Noise.

I’m guessing we have some avid gym fans and maybe some New Years resolution newcomers on here so I’ve decided to come up with a playlist of songs that I feel you might need when gracing those exercise bikes with your sweaty cracks!

If you are looking for some decent quality and reasonably priced earphones to bang this playlist out with then don’t forget to check out this Rebellious Noise article here.

I’ll be hitting you up with three songs for pre, during and post workout.


Pre Workout

Right, we’ve made the decision to head to the gym, but what do we listen to when we’re getting started to get that blood pumping?! Kicking us off

The Prodigy – “Invaders must die”

You feel it… the dirty Sub Bass pumping into your ears gracefully given to you by the British Techno/Rock/Drum and bass godfathers that are The Prodigy. Pounding Drums with the simple yet ever so aggressive Guitar, add in some super auto tuned Vocals and Synths of pure filth…and just like that we are off the ground and running.

Avenged Sevenfold – “Scream”

Shock horror anAvenged song from an “Avenged” fan, but this is my list, so just trust me on it because it will help! The second you hear that ear splitting scream it’s on, chromatic scales, naughty deep bass and The Rev on Drums….follow that up with the lyrics the band themselves class as a strip club anthem and we’re still going, we’re long out the door and on route to the iron paradise.

Lamb Of God – “Laid To Rest”

Pretty self explanatory…. IT’S LAMB OF F**KING GOD!!!

 

 


In The Gym

Time to lift things and put them down repeatedly here be a few to get you through.

Die Antwoord – “Pitbull Terrier”

Ahh Die Antwoord you extremely odd characters, don’t ever change because whatever it is you have… it works. HARD. As usual the crazy duo keep it pumping and catchy. Easily one to bang the reps or minutes out to.

Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”

Love them or hate them, The Gorillaz can make some proper ‘feel good’ songs and none more so than this Brit Pop/Hip-Hop mash up using the fabled four chords known for catchy tunes but infusing them with the Old School Rap vibe of De La Soul and I dare you not to hum the Bassline afterwards!

DMC feat. Wayne Static – “Noise Revolution”

DMC firing out lyrics like a machine while Mr. Static brings it to life with his oh so very unique vocal style. This one will get your head bobbing and brain thinking as the lyrics alone make this amazing but the crashing Guitars and Drums make it that oh so much sweeter.


Post Workout

Congratulations you made it!! Can you feel dem GAINZZ. Damn, look at you… Arnie would quake in the shadow that you cause!

Childish Gambino – “3005”

What?.. Doesn’t everyone get their rap name from from a Wu-Tang name generator?! No? just Donald then, this song will lift even the most worn out souls, it’s thumping and has just the right amount of “ughhh in yo face” Rap from the Rapper/Actor/Stand up Comedian….aaand the voice of Miles Morales….ya know the black Spider-Man….some people have all the luck!

Lamb Of God – “Walk With Me In Hell”

As you have made it through hell once more chiseling away at your ‘Adonis’ like body. You can now feel the pound of victory….as I said before IT’S LAMB OF F*CKING GOD!

 

Queen – “We Are The Champions”

‘Nuff said really

 


So there it is guys and girls some songs to throw into your mix at the Gym! Remember it’s all in good fun, I’ll catch you all soon.

Jax

 

 

 

Best reasonably priced earphones for working out

So you want to get fit along with some music but you don’t know what’s best for you? Then look no further because we’re about to run down some of the best sports earphones out there for those on a budget.

The main thing we will be focusing on in this list are Bluetooth earphones, which means you will be significantly less restricted with these earphones than your ancient wired predecessors. We will be looking at the earphones that will suit many of your needs, wether you are a Gym freak, avid runner or love a Bike ride, we are going to introduce you to some of the best earphones with decent sound, cool features and an even better price tag.

If you are looking for some inspiration for a cool new playlist to work out to then check out this Rebellious Noise article here.

All prices are correct as of publishing this article and are directly from Amazon UK.


Jam Transit In-Ear

These cool little earphones have a number of unique features, not only does it come in a cool water bottle (how’s that for packaging!?) but the two ear pieces also connect magnetically for easier storage. The most common fear that most people tend to have about trying new earphones is the fear that they won’t fit comfortably and whilst these ear buds do strangely stick out quite a bit, they do also fit at an angle which generally means that they will fit deeper into your ear anyway. If that doesn’t work for you then they also come with two other removable options. Firstly you can try their fins that are designed to fit into your ear cartilage for a more secure grip in your ear or you could go with the more traditional secure method and use the hooks that also come with the earphones to wrap around the top of your ears from the outside. The great thing about both of these features is that they can come off easily. So if you’re fine with using the earphones on their own without any attachment whilst just walking or working at your desk then you can do that and then just take the extra precautions when doing more physical activities.

The audio quality is pretty decent for a pair of earphones in this price range. Jam were one of the pioneers of affordable Bluetooth speakers when the world first started its love with the wireless technology back in the mid to late 2000s with their Jam Classic and Jam Plus speakers under their former name HMDX. The company perfected the blend affordable yet good quality ratio with their speaker range and in recent years have moved on to earphones and headphones and it looks like they’ve continued that pattern after re-branding the company all together with the name of the Speaker series that brought them so much attention in the tech companies early days.

Another cool feature the Jam Transit earphones have is the reflective cord, which makes it that little bit safer for night joggers. Safety seems to be a well thought out goal for the creators of these earphones as they have also safe-surround feature that eliminates volume on one side so that you can hear your surroundings.

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Mic: Yes
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Sweat Resistant: Yes (IPX4)
  • Price: £39.99

Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds Wireless

One of my favourites on this list are these bad boys, whilst they may not have Sweat Resistant features or the longest Battery life in our list they do have one of the best naturally fitting ear buds out of all of them. I have previously owned the wired version of the Smokin’ Buds 2 and my absolute favourite thing about them was their “Off-Axis” technology based ear buds which create a brilliant fit for such a cheap pair of earphones and therefore creates a fairly decent amount of Noise Isolation for a very reasonable budget. Fast forward a few years and Skullcandy have improved on their Smokin’ Buds design yet again with a Bluetooth version.

The Smokin’ Buds Wireless are exactly what they should be, the company have kept what worked on the previous wired version and have created a unique style of earphone with their removable flex collar. One of the biggest concerns raised by people when they move into the Bluetooth earphones market is wether or not the connecting cable between he two earphones is a distraction or not and I was one of those people but have been pleasantly surprised by just how little I have noticed these cables behind my neck. The band being thicker on these earphones is something that looked like an eyesore to me at first but when it’s on your neck it actually isn’t that much of a big deal and it’s still very comfortable. One good thing about connecting wires and in this case a band between earbuds is that the earphones hang around your neck a little easier when you take your earbuds out of your ears, which means you’re less likely to lose them. Always a good thing right?

The audio quality is very good for a pair of earphones in this price range, both the wired and wireless versions have impressed me with their sound and the secure fit really does create a much better Noise Isolation effect than most other earphones in this price range.

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Battery Life: 6 Hours
  • Mic: Yes
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Sweat Resistant: No
  • Price: £33.24 

Monster iSport Bluetooth Wireless SuperSlim In-Ear

One thing you can usually expect from Monster is a good strong sound and that is no difference in this pair of Bluetooth earphones. This model is the only one on this list that boasts a “SuperSlim” fit and it really delivers that. At this price point these earphones are a great addition to your workout equipment as they give a clear and crisp sound tot he music that you need to help push you that step further, meaning less distractions because of muffled audio tones and more achieved goals.

The housing is pretty slim and the buds go at an angle to fit deeper into your ear canal whilst being secured by the fins connected to them. This type of design is ideal for anybody who is wearing head gear for their sport, wether it be a helmet when riding a bicycle or simply jogging in the cold winter months with your favourite Croc Life beanie to keep those ears warm, feel the music and look fresh at the same time 😉 The Monster iSport SuperSlim earphones let you listen to music without that uncomfortable pressure from head gear.

A great feature on this model is the fact they have Sweat Resistant ear clips, meaning you can work as hard as you want and not have to worry about your earphones becoming lose because of it. These earphones are designed to not limit you when you are pushing towards your goals and can withstand some pretty drenching activities. The earphones also come with a variety of earbud sizes and a nice little pouch so that they don’t get thrown about in your Gym bag as much.

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • Mic: Yes
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Sweat Resistant: Yes
  • Price: £49.00

Sony MDR-XB50BS Extra Bass Sports Splashproof In-Ear

One of the biggest and most respected names in technology makes our list next and with products like this you can see how they got there. Sony have long been a brand that constantly releases great products in not only in a variety of industries within the tech world from Gaming to TVs, but also in a vast rage of prices, which generally means if you’re going to keep on a strict budget then a brand like Sony are probably worth taking the punt at most price ranges with this mid ranged Bluetooth design being no exception.

The sound from the MDR-XB50BS earphones are very impressive, especially for those who enjoy Bass heavy music and I know that in this day and age, that’s what most people are looking for. In recent years the headphone market has definitely noticed this trend and acted to fulfil that demand and Sony have been one of the brands that has gone in this direction with both their earphones and headphones featuring “Extra Bass” often.

The design is slightly bulkier than others on this list but it does have a variety of different sizes and tips to help get that perfect fit and the bulky look doesn’t mean a bulky feel, as these are pretty lightweight and comfortable. One thing I do really like about the housing though is the fact that the remote controls are on the earpiece rather than on the wire, which is something I can see the industry moving towards more and more as companies move away from using the weaker point on the earphones with risk of breaks in the circuit, the cable. The Noise Isolation on this model is also pretty decent even at only moderate volume levels and means that all you big city runners are less likely to hear noise pollution when working out. The battery life on these is pretty impressive too, boasting an 8.5 hour lifespan before the need for re-charging!

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Battery Life: 8.5 Hours
  • Mic: Yes
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Sweat Resistant: Yes (IPX4)
  • Price: £45.00

Video allegedly shows Sonny Moore aka Skrillex recording with From First To Last in 2016

The day that Emos have been waiting for could finally be here. Sonny Moore, now more commonly known as Skrillex could be working on a track with his old band mates in From First To Last again.

A video posted online appears to show Sonny recording vocals for the band along with the bands resident screamer, Travis Ritcher. Founding FFTL member Matt Good previously stated that Sonny was interested in collaborating on the bands new record but their schedules were clashing too much. Matt also stated that the man known as Skrillex was one of the busiest people that he had ever met.

Sonny Moore left the band in 2007 after having vocal surgery and decided to put his creativity into more of a producer type role and became Skrillex selling millions of albums worldwide, winning numerous Grammy Awards and in the process becoming arguably the biggest face in the rise of Dubstep.

Rumours of Sonny rejoining the band began to fly around when earlier this year he played a track on his labels station on Beats 1 a song that sounded very familiar to the FFTL sound and even had vocals on from the former Emo icon. Skrillex dubbed the song “Bonus Track” and it was later removed from the internet, which obviously just meant that rumours about a link between Sonny’s old life and his new one were getting stronger.

Check out the video below and judge for yourself, is this Sonny Moore working with From First To Last again?

Enter Shikari to headline Slam Dunk Festival

Enter Shikari have today been confirmed as the headliners for Slam Dunk Festival 2017, where they will be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their landmark debut album Take To The Skies.

The festival will be showing signs of it’s continual growth as it has done in previous years and now in it’s 11th year with bigger venues as the multi locational festival will take place in Birmingham at the NEC on May 27th, Leeds at the First Direct Arena on May 28th, and Hatfield at The Forum on May 29th.

After unveiling their surprise new single Hoodwinker last month, the band said they are starting work on what they say will be a ‘new era’ and their ‘best album yet.’ whilst celebrating their first major breakout album with these special festival dates. The band have DJ’d Slam Dunk twice, and frontman Rou Reynolds said that it will be amazing to finally play it properly.

This is the first time the band are ever playing the festival, and festival director Ben Ray said that he is happy to welcome the band, and that it’s great to have another headliner from the UK, which shows how well British Rock music is doing.

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 is already shaping up to be a big one and certainly one that you do not want to miss, taking place across multiple venues throughout May. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 11th November here.