Sat 15th Mar at 2:00pm
Takedown Twenty 14
@ Southampton University SU, Southampton
Featuring: Funeral For A Friend, Heavens Basement, Yashin, Feed The Rhino, Glamour Of The Kill, LostAlone, The Dirty Youth, Baby Godzilla, JettBlack, Skarlett Riot, I Divide, Dendera, Western Sand, Our Hollow Our Home, Dead!, Hacktivist, Zoax, Jamie Lenman, Blitz Kids
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Takedown Twenty 14: Funeral For A Friend + Heavens Basement + Yashin + Feed The Rhino + Glamour Of The Kill + LostAlone + The Dirty Youth + Baby Godzilla + JettBlack + Skarlett Riot + I Divide + Dendera + Western Sand + Our Hollow Our Home + Dead! + Hacktivist + Zoax + Jamie Lenman + Blitz Kids
Takedown is a one day music event in Southampton, that prides itself on championing up and coming music.
Welsh rockers whose furious live presence and visceral explosions of riffs, screams and melody has been winning them fans since their first releases in 2002.
Funeral For A Friend tour dates
Heaven's Basement are about evolution, growth and reaching new heights. Defiance, risk taking, and self-challenge are their hallmarks. Born from the five corners of the UK with a sole ambition between them; to reach the summit of their potential and to be regarded alongside the bands that inspired them.
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Hailing from Glasgow, the post-hardcore six-piece Yashin have steadily assembled an army of fans across the UK and Europe with their distinctive sound and ability to capture live crowds.
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A five-piece hardcore band from Kent that add groovy breakdowns to well-timed riffs and counter big choruses with spiky jarring dischord.
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Originally founded as Red Room Theory, York-based Metalcore outfit Glamour Of The Kill assumed their new name following the release of their Invitations EP, and soon were boosted by a 10/10 review in Metal Hammer for their debut album, Through The Darkness. The resulting notoriety has led to tours with Bullet For My Valentine and Dragonforce.
Glamour Of The Kill tour dates
You want attitude? Here ya go then - a slice of brattish brit-punk, complete with crashing guitars vying for the limelight and a melody climbing into your brain to declare war on the establishment. Have some!
LostAlone tour dates
In 2010 The Dirty Youth released their debut single 'Fight' which went on to take the internet by storm, resulting in 'Fight' going viral in a short space if time racking up over 3 millions of views on Youtube. This was shorty followed by their critically acclaimed debut album 'Red Light Fix' which fuelled the fire for the band to grow a strong global fan base resulting in touring the world with massive acts such as Grammy Award winning superstars Korn, The Rasmus and Reckless Love to name a few.
The band has also made some mammoth appearances at Hyde Park beside Bruce Springsteen, Getaway Rocks with Slash and Motörhead and the band were also invited to play the Second Stage at Download Festival 2014. South Wales titans 'The Dirty Youth' now get ready for the next chapter of their careers with the release of 'Gold Dust Part 1'.
The Dirty Youth are: Danni Monroe - Vocals, Matt Bond - Guitar/Keys, Luke Padfield - Guitar, Leon Watkins - Bass Guitar, Freddie Green - Drums.
The Dirty Youth tour dates
"The brutal sound of bluesy hardcore screams, mammoth guitar riffs and general extreme noise is gloriously beautiful" – Tom Hadfield, Platform Magazine.
Heck (formerly Baby Godzilla) are a bunch of overly-energetic, slouching, blues-hunched over-underachievers from Nottingham who specialise in their own unique blend of loud, sweaty, voracious and shouty psycho-blues and are already known for their extraordinarily intense live shows.
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'80s tinged Metal. Big riffs flying in from all angles" - KERRANG! Londen's JettBlack have taken their influences that lie in 80's and early 90’s rock and metal and given them a fresh lease of life. Carefully crafted songs oozing with melody, power and unparalleled catchiness. This is rock and roll that will stand the test of time, for fans of Metallica, Bon Jovi, Mr Big, Whitesnake, AC/DC, Ugly Kid Joe and Rammestein.
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Skarlett Riot released their excellent ‘Sentence’ EP at the end of 2016 It comes ahead of more festival appearances for the band throughout the year, after already conquering Download, Reading and Leeds, and more in the past. It marks the start of a new era of the band, who have a new label and their sights set on the future.
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Up-and-coming Exeter five piece who have shared stages with bands such as Deaf Havana, Glamour Of The Kill, Exit Ten, Everything Burns and Futures.
I Divide tour dates
Dendera are one of the UK’s prime up and coming Heavy Metal bands, combining classic metal with an aggressive modern edge. Full of explosive drums, massive riffs, truly epic vocals, and a keen sense of melody, Dendera have stamped their own authority on top of a classic metal vibe.
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Four-piece classic/hard rock band. Their determination and passion for playing ballsy riff driven rock means that they give their audience the show they deserve.
Western Sand tour dates
A five piece melodic metalcore band from Southampton.
Our Hollow Our Home tour dates
Forming in early 2012 after bonding over their love of Roger Daltrey, broken guitars and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet, DEAD! are five lost boys from Southampton, today living in London. They make a lot of noise.
Dead! tour dates
Milton Keynes five-piece Hacktivist take their name from a term used to describe activists who, through computers, spread political messages. Primarily known as a metal band who blend their heavy sounds with rap, strangely frontman J Hurley came from a grime background and had absolutely no knowledge of the metal scene. The end result is a sound containing all the monstrous riffs and heavy beats you would expect from a metal gig, but combined with the energy and vibes of a grime or hip-hop show. People are already saying Hacktivist have the same dance/rock crossover potential as that of the Prodigy.
Hacktivist tour dates
Formed in 2013, London-based band, ZOAX are a band set on creating music that inspire themselves in a seemingly stale and incestuous gene-pool.
Still retaining the heaviness of their peers whilst infusing a broad focus on groove and melody, the 5 piece have succeeded in moulding a sound that sets them apart from the monotony of the masses.
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Jamie Lenman – raconteur, wit and one of the best British songwriters of the last ten years - is best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for underground heroes Reuben (who split in 2008), Jamie now performs as a solo artist. In between writing music, Jamie works as an illustrator for various clients including Bloomsbury, The Guardian and Doctor Who Magazine. He released an ambitious double album 'Muscle Memory' in November 2013.
Jamie Lenman tour dates
Riotous indie rockers from Nantwich and Crewe who take the melodic rock and punk-pop template made successful by the likes of Taking Back Sunday, You Me At Six and My Chemical Romance. Formed in 2009, they found themselves on the underground circuit for a while, but their 2014 album 'The Good Youth' finally saw them cross over to a wider audience, thanks to its catchy hooks, powerful riffs and a skill at writing bigger anthems than ever before.
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