If you are bummed out because Download is over or didn’t get to go this year get down to Camden on the Wednesday after the festival and check out some emerging talent from the Download Festival 2013 bill.
RADKEY is a punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri made up of three teenage brothers: Dee (19 years old), Isaiah (17 years old), and Solomon (15 years old). Inspired by the music they grew up listening to such as the Misfits, Ramones, the Who, and Death, the self-taught trio decided to form a band. They had the pleasure of opening for Fishbone, Local H and Supersuckers, performed at the 2012 Afro-punk Festival in Brooklyn NY and this year’s SXSW Festival. Look out for their new EP digitally available 16th of June.
RAT ATTACK (Exeter, South Devon) take their influences from the likes of Refused, The Bronx, The Hives, Murder City Devils, and The Beastie Boys. Live wise, the band have already toured Europe 4 times, and played over 300 UK shows supporting the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Rancid and The Ghost of a Thousand. Rat Attack’s recent single has received huge radio support from Zane Lowe, Huw Stevens, Dan Carter, Mike Davies, XFM and Kerrang! Radio. Their self-titled debut EP is available online to all at a ‘pay what you want’ price, and it features the bands single ‘Heartbeat’, with guest vocals from Liam Cromby from We Are The Ocean.
THE FIRST are a melodic rock band from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire with a refreshingly powerful and mature sound. Their instantly memorable choruses, vicious guitar lines and progressive rhythmic patterns blend with The First’s ability to tear up stages to create a blisteringly energetic live show. After touring the UK and Europe for the last two years in support of their debut release “Swimming with Sharks”; they are ready to burst back onto the scene with their second album ‘Take Courage’, which will be out in summer 2013.
Come down, have a hair of the purple dog…