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Finding Salvation By Chilling Out

Finding Salvation By Chilling Out

Matt Bacon June 15, 2016 Comments Off on Finding Salvation By Chilling Out

There are very few true ‘tricks’ to surviving in the music industry. I mean as soon as you can accept crippling poverty you are pretty much set. That being said, something that I’ve been

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

Matt Bacon March 14, 2016 Comments Off on Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a

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What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

Matt Bacon January 7, 2016 Comments Off on What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

Branding on social media is crucial to your bands success – it’s just a pity that so few bands understand what it is and how to do it well. While it might seem initially

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Satan’s Satyrs and the Power of Rock and Roll

Satan’s Satyrs and the Power of Rock and Roll

Matt Bacon October 8, 2015 Comments Off on Satan’s Satyrs and the Power of Rock and Roll

I remember when I first saw Satan’s Satyrs. I was a teenager – young and in love, going to shows every weekend and simply soaking up the vibes. I was utterly enamored (And still

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Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

Conor Davies August 24, 2015 Comments Off on Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

The East Midlands is a pretty fruitful region in terms of music nowadays. Leicester has Kasabian, Nottingham Jake Bugg, Indiana and Sleaford Mods, but Derby? Not a lot comes from Derby. That’s not to

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Matt Bacon July 10, 2015 Comments Off on Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I

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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Matt Bacon June 26, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Matt Bacon June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Matt Bacon June 15, 2015 Comments Off on Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It

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Full of Hell Changing the future of Punk

Full of Hell Changing the future of Punk

Matt Bacon May 28, 2015 Comments Off on Full of Hell Changing the future of Punk

I feel like I was late catching on to Full of Hell. I first saw them at This Is Hardcore in July of 2014 and had been impressed, but not blown away. Somehow seeing

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