• Charlotte Claber

Louder Introduces All Points East

All Points East, a yearly occurrence at Victoria Park with large shows featuring Christine & The Queens, The Strokes and more. The highlight of this years festival comes from ex metal turned pop-rock top dogs, Bring Me The Horizon, a band that promises to bring their roots back with a day full of surprises. The bands latest release ‘Amo’ hit No.1 in the UK and many other territories with songs like ‘Mantra’ earning the band radio plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1.

Architects headline the north stage, being one of the UK’s finest metal bands they will no doubt bring the fire, both literally and metaphorically to London. Their album ‘Holy Hell’ was a strong contender for album of the year, with their honesty and rawness shining through riffs. The band need no introduction but make sure not to miss them

Run The Jewels have to be seen to be believed. A killer hip-hop trio formed of Killer Mike and EL-P, a producer who has killed the game with the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Aesop Rock. Their set is sure to be high energy and full of fun.

Essex founded Nothing But Thieves deserve their high profile slot due to the work they’ve put in over the years, with singles like ‘Itch’ and constant chart success they are sure to be a band to watch. Their crunchy riffs will fit in with metal giants between stages.

Idles bring an indie vibe to the already stacked line up, their debut album ‘Brutalism’ was critically acclaimed with great reviews from around the UK, dubbing the band ‘one of the most exciting British bands’ with live reviews also singing their praises.

Following a strong start in Crystal Castles, Alice Glass now goes solo to bring her electronic sound to All Points East, collaborating with Drag Queens like Violet Chachki and bands like Adult Swim, Glass resonates with all things Alt and her persistent attitude earns her a boat load of respect. Songs like ‘Mine’ bring eerie and electro together and creative a powerful sound for the female icon.

While She Sleeps are a band that truly need no introduction, a band that have an amazing discography full of thrashing riffs and post hardcore sounds the band have amassed fans globally. Their hard work reflects in the bands self released ‘So What?’ and the message is screamed through the music. A true reflection of British heavy metal at its finest.

Sleeping With Sirens have worked hard for a lengthy amount of careers, taking risks that are bound to pay off. A band that dares and dreams, their back catalogue will go down with fans including boosting anthems like ‘Kick Me’.

Employed To Serve are a band that have worked their way up the DIY scene and are now proving themselves on the SpineFarm roster, a strong female presence in music is needed and seeing another bad ass woman on this lineup, is exactly what people need.

Scarlxrd fuses trap with metal to create a distinct sound in a saturated rap market. Kick starting his metal life with Myth City he grew into a solo position with his first release ‘Girlfriend’ he has grown quickly as an artist to respect and recognise.

Yonaka bring a ferocious performance when seen live, a band with grungy elements including the DIY edginess of hip hop, a bold brighton band that have been named Ones to Watch by many. The energy is electrifying with Vocalist Theresa brining a raw power to their performances.

Glasgow Gloom is brought down south in the form of Lotus Eater, a band that create fear in their aggression. The bands blend of melancholy and belligerence creates their focused sound that resounds through the recently released EP ‘Social Hazard’. The first British heavy band on Hopeless and their dedication to music really proves why they have been given this opportunity.

Happyalone. fuse trap beats with indie themes, a band who bring a haunting and ambitious sound will be a great opener to the North Stage.