Burn It Down Festival 2019





Burn It Down Festival returns on Saturday 31st August 2019.

Bands ??
BasementBlack PeaksDREAM STATEFathersonHolding AbsenceLoatheAcresPuppyGod ComplexHaggard CatSLOW CRUSHBordersTHECITYISOURSValis AblazePhoxjawStreet SoldierHypophoraFamiliar SpiritR X P T R SPATRONSAs Everything UnfoldsDRIFTEDStrike BackWe Struck GoldConfessions Of A TraitorProfilerThe ReznerMilo GorewavebyeThe ExperimentalCrooked Little SonsHops

Venues ▪ The Foundry, The Attic & The Apple And Parrot
Date ▪ Saturday 31st August
Age Restrictions ▪ 14+
Tickets ▪

Tier 1 £20 on sale
Tier 2 £25 not on sale
Afterparty £7.50 on sale
Tier 1 Admission + Afterparty – £25

The fourth full length from Basement ‘Beside Myself’
is an intimate look at the drawbacks of living in your
own head, and the attempt to shake off everyday anxieties. “One of the things everyone in the band seems to struggle with is living fully in the present time,” says Andrew Fisher, who co founded the Ipswich, England bred five piece in 2010. “We tend to look back on the past and think, ‘That was so much better than what’s going on now,’ or look toward the future and assume it’s going to be better than today. The title came from thinking about, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if you could stop yourself from doing that, and just appreciate the moment as it happens?’
Black Peaks
Brighton 4 piece Black Peaks released their hugely acclaimed 2nd album ‘All That Divides’ in September 2018 through Rise Records/BMG. Already having toured and played shows with the likes of Architects, Mastodon, Deftones (as main support at Wembley Arena), System Of A Down, Prophets of Rage, Dillinger Escape Plan, the band kicked off 2018 touring with Marmozets in the UK and A Perfect Circle in Europe. They then performed at Reading and Leeds festival, toured the UK and Europe for over a month and released numerous videos and singles, all of whom got heavy rotation and support at Radio 1 and the UK press and media.
Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of South Wales, Dream State have been turning heads all over the UK and beyond ever since the release of breakthrough single White Lies in March 2017. With play counts fast approaching 10m, the track catapulted the band into the feeds of young fans worldwide; its follow-up In This Hell showed the band had more huge tunes in their arsenal. After releasing Recovery in May 2018, the band won Best Newcomer at The Kerrang! Awards and toured solidly over the summer playing Slam Dunk, Download, 2000 Trees and supporting Baby Metal. The band have finished European tours supporting Neck Deep & The Amity Affliction, festival appearances as far away from home as Melbourne Australia, and have now spent the first part of 2019 working on their debut album.
The upwards trajectory of Fatherson’s blossoming career serves a heartening reminder that the hype machine is no substitute for talent, authenticity and graft. This is a band afforded no shortcuts to get where they are today, a success story built on word-of-mouth conversions. And they wouldnt have it any other way. Attend any Fatherson gig and youll find a room echo with lyrics being sung back en masse by adoring fans. The articulate, brooding, emotive rock of Fatherson albums one and two – I Am An Island (2014) and Open Book (2016) – is so enduringly strong you can be sure that these three guys in their mid-20s will still be drawing from them if theyre gigging two decades down the line.
Fathersons roots lie in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock, where Ross Leighton (vocals,guitar), Marc Strain (bass) and Greg Walkinshaw (drums) were school friends. Their popularity scaled greater heights with the release of Open Book on Easy Life Records, a subdivision of Sony Music, in the summer of 2016. When it went straight in at No.2 in the official Scottish album charts, Fatherson found themselves sandwiched between Paul Simon and Coldplay. They have also played in the UK and Europe with Biffy Clyro,Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari, Frightened Rabbit and Augustines.
Holding Absence
Love. It’s an emotion that rules our lives whether we like it or not. It can make us feel like we can take on anything or feel like every single breath we take is wasted. It can make your stomach fill with butterflies and your eyes fill with tears. It consumes us when we least expect it and disappears without a warning. Love is everything in this life and there’s nothing we can do about it. Holding Absence understands, appreciates and adores this sentiment and delves into the murky depths of it on this, their self-titled debut full length. A record ultimately 2 years in the making, it is a body of work that pulls on the heartstrings from all directions with total ease and one that saw vocalist Lucas Woodland pushed to the absolute limit of his emotional capabilities. “Love is the strongest emotion in the world. It really does make the world go round. After previously writing a couple of songs about love I realised that a great way to make this album would be to document a relationship from start to finish. I know that it sounds very playground but I really wanted to get into the nitty gritty of everything. This band has meant that I could delve into certain emotions that you only feel at certain times in life and I feel as though we touch on a lot of topics that people don’t really have the patience to talk about.”
From the looking back on a love that has diminished due to the effects of mental health (‘Perish’) to the struggles of asking your partner to help you through your darkest of days (‘To Fall Asleep’) all the way through to watching a love you once had burning to a crisp before your very eyes yet still feeling grateful that it even happened (‘Wilt’), ‘This Is Holding Absence’ leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the ebb and flow that is so prominent within the concept of love while maintaining a beautifully desolating atmosphere throughout.
Loathe are a sedulous collective of 5, formed in the UK‘s industrial port-city, Liverpool. Their debut record ‘The Cold Sun’ signified a forceful and shrewd testimony. The quintet nailed their colours to the mast with its’ resolute mission statement; an ode to the times we’re living in and the murky future that we all find ourselves faced with. For ‘The Cold Sun’, Loathe travelled to Glow In The Dark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia to record under the watchful eye of producer Matt McClellan (Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Being As An Ocean…). The result was a highly accomplished chronicle, a passionate piece brimming with technical precision, sinister ambiance and bile. Loathe offer a complex sonic architecture weaving together post-punk, hardcore, heavy electronics, djent and deathcore with a side of prog… melding sonic threads into a surreal entity which reels you deep into the abyss.
Acres have centred the ethos of their debut album, ‘Lonely World’, around one word – honesty; from their penchant for emotionally charged tunes paying homage to the lives around them to the amalgamation of metal sounds, punishing breakdowns included, with pop-punk melodies and more focused singing, everything has its reason and motive.
Heavy like a gloomy dream yet soothingly vibrant.
A compelling abrasive shoegaze band, dealing with the aesthetics of contrasting sounds. The vulnerable soft floating voice of Manchester’s Isa Holliday underneath layers of grungy shoegaze soaked noisepop, seeking shelter from a f’ed up world. They debuted live March 2017, released ‘ease’ their debut e.p. in May 2017 through Flood, White Russian and Dingleberry records. Played Roadburn festival 2017 in The Netherlands, Eurosonic 2018 (Europes biggest showcase festival), Fluff fest in Czech Republic, toured Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, UK, Hungary. Played shows with bands like Brutus, Oathbreaker, Sleepmakeswaves, Turnover, Nothing and many more. Received airplay on the BBC Radio one Rock show, The band recorded their debut LP ‘Aurora’ towards the end of 2017 at The Ranch Production house in Southampton with Neil D. Kennedy who produced bands like Milk Teeth, Creeper, Boston Manor. The album was mastered at the Atomic Garden by Jack Shirley known for his work with Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, The Smith Street Band. At around the same time Slow Crush signed with the London based Holy Roar Records whom will release their much anticipated debut LP coming September 2018.
THECITYISOURS are a melodic-metalcore band from London, UK. Established in June 2015, the band spent their first few months touring the UK, including support slots with the likes of Don Broco, Betraying The Martyrs, Malevolence & Napoleon amongst others.They released their debut E.P ‘Wildfire’ in July of 2016, with the record reaching #1 & #3 in the iTunes Metal and Rock charts respectively. The following 12 months consisted of the writing of the band’s second EP ‘Hollow Hope’ which received the same chart success.The band are renowned for their high energy, no holds barred live show, which has lead to a string of support slots with the likes of The Word Alive, Dead By April, Slaves (US) amongst a short run of UK headline dates earlier this year. THECITYISOURS have worked hard to create opportunities for themselves including booking their own tours and releasing their second EP without any form of formal Press campaign. We really feel that our hard work has paid off, and its our time to step out of the shadows on the fringe of the music industry and into the spotlight to show the world what we have to offer.
Formed during the summer of 2016, Bristol based rock outfit PHOXJAW have already started making waves with their gargantuan riffs and infectious melodies, quickly selling out of copies of their debut double A-side single Spin Club/Victorian Dolls which was released via Pale Wizard Recordings on limited 10” vinyl. The momentum continued with follow-up single ‘Triceratops’, which caught the attention of Total Guitar Magazine, Headline Magazine, Kerrang! Radio, Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing and more. Shortly after their inception, the band shared stages across the UK with renowned acts such as Black Foxxes, Black Tusk and Avon (Alfredo Hernandez of Queens of the Stone Age), as well as being personally invited to perform at 2000trees Festival. Having just completed a full UK Tour with Aussie rockers Pagan, the band hit the road next month as main support to Black Peaks across the UK, before returning for Festival season, with appearances at 2000trees and Camden Rocks already announced. While possessing a sound all of their own, PHOXJAW have been compared to the likes of At The Drive- In and Cave In, owing to their melodic tenacity and driving riffs, mixed with their ferocious energy on stage – establishing the outfit as a true force to be reckoned with.
Formed in the quaint sunshine county of Cornwall, UK. Hypophora harness a progressive, funked up style of alt rock/post-hardcore with an infatuation for genre bending furore.
Described as “A clattering, rambunctuous noise” and “A barrage of rock, hardcore, punk and funk influences” The band has shared bills with Black Peaks, He Is Legend, Arcane Roots, VANT, Dream State, Black Foxxes & many more. September 2018 saw the debut album ‘Douse’ released via Easy Action/Zen Ten and was accompanied by a peppering of headline dates and sold-out UK/EU tour with Toska. This unconventional genre-blend and exciting live show has bagged the band great praise from the likes of Metal Hammer, Kerrang! Radio, BBC Introducing, Louder Than War, UPSET, Prog mag and more.
Familiar Spirit
We all have a spirit; be it companion or burden – an introspection of our every flaw. Passion soaked soundscapes and visceral passages, Familiar Spirit is an open book on our truest selves.

Sponsors ▪ Jägermeister, Vocalzone, Blackstar Amplification, Future Technical Solutions Ltd

Official Artwork – Marcus Page Seenindesign.com
Official Photographer – Craig Taylor-Broad Photography


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