After teasing us with two new acts, Slam Dunk organisers have revealed the full list of ten new acts joining the bill for their May Bank Holiday weekender. Find out who is joining the bill here.
For the past 8 years, Lance Marwood has lived in the Toronto punk and hardcore scenes – and now he’s left it all behind for the UK. In Part 4, Lance travels to see Alex G., Tigers Jaw, and Basement at London’s KOKO club.
Tigers Jaw lose three-fifths of their band and the line, “I started this fire and I watched it burn to the ground,” – whether clairvoyant or reactionary – becomes heavy with meaning. Recording as a 5 piece, Tigers Jaw deliver their newest full-length Charmer before the group limps on as a duo; making it easy to see this record as a swansong for the Pennsylvanian band.
After name changes and release delays, these bands manage to pull together this short but sweet split, outfitted with an array of somewhat confusing song titles and the killer licks to back it all up, almost.
The trajectory of this Scranton band is a dilatory process; with members in and out of post-secondary education the band seems to constantly fall short of hitting full stride. With various releases kicking around, including a well received split with Balance and Composure from last summer, Tigers Jaw’s new full-length is dealing with some lofty expectations.