Lloyd Roberts, the former Neck Deep guitarist, has issued a statement regarding the allegations brought against him of sexual misconduct earlier this summer. Read the whole thing in the replies, and make of it what you will.
Now, following a thorough investigation by North Wales Police, I received confirmation yesterday that officers have found no case for me to answer and that their investigation is now closed.
We would, however, like to ask you all to help be part of the solution, to not take part in posting rumours and gossip on the Internet in the absence of clear facts. We also ask that you please refrain from attacking the people making these statements via social media - we do not want anyone to feel victimised in any way.
Neck Deep premiered their new song "Can't Kick Up The Roots" yesterday on BBC Radio. Hear it at this link, and skip to the 33 min 30 sec mark to hear the new song. It'll be officially released tomorrow.
You can check out my new interview with Enter Shikari vocalist Rou Reynolds here. The band's brand new album, The Mindsweep, is out now both in-stores and online.
It’s difficult, especially today because I feel like the education system, media, and the museums feel the need to make the sciences about “little explosions!” and “mixing this liquid with that liquid, woo!”. I think the most exciting thing for me is learning about stuff like cosmology, stuff that makes us feel really small and insignificant, that’s the most empowering thing.
Hopeless Records has signed a band called Dryjacket from New Jersey, which is a band you've probably never heard before, but we can fix that! A music video for their song "Jefferson's Shadow" is in the replies, and their EP Lights, Locks, & Faucets is available for pre-order here (comes out April 14). Recommended if you like You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., other bands with not-super-necessary punctuation in their names, plus a bit of Copeland's pop sensibility. Listen.
Have Mercy will release their Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, on October 27th which you can now pre-order. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the band's video for their new track "Spacecrafts." This is going to be a site favorite before the year's over.
01) To Convey
02) Two Years
04) The Place You Love
05) Pete Rose and Babe Ruth
07) Plastic Covered Furniture
08) Pawn Takes Rook
09) Inch By Inch
10) Nails and Teeth in Pavement
You can check out our interview with Neck Deephere. The band will be direct support for Real Friends in the fall, dates can be found here.
In the next couple years, I'd like to be able to say "Fuck yeah, I saw a lot of the world, I played a shit lot of shows, met a shit lot of people, got a shit load of tats..." Just being able to say I experienced something is all I really care about.
It wasn’t until my freshman year of college when I realized what an amazing band Third Eye Blind was. My girlfriend at the time, burned me a copy of their self-titled album. At first, I scoffed, “Why would I want to listen to an album from a lame one-hit wonder band from the 90s?” She insisted, and I remember listening to “Losing a Whole Year,” for the first time. Driving in my 1991 Jeep Cherokee on a Texas highway, my entire musical world shifted. This was pop. Pure, unadulterated pop. But it was so much more.