Founded in 2014 and already smashing huge festivals such as Download, SXSW, and Korea’s Zandari Festa, Fizzy Blood have put themselves thoroughly on the alternative music map in their three years as a band. Continuing their festival streak with a spot on the Neu stage at this year’s 2000trees festival, their success comes as no surprise as soon as you get a listen of their unique brand of “weird, exciting, fuzzy rock and roll.”
The Saw franchise really doesn’t know when to stop.
Bringing around the eighth instalment in the string of torture porn films, this October will serve as yet another opportunity for the vigilante Jigsaw to return from his grave – and the trailer doesn’t let us forget that he’s definitely supposed to be dead.
A world away from the animated classic of our childhood, Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman will be spelling out bloody murder this October.
The trailer release centres around a harrowing spree of murders unfolding when the snow starts to fall. Linked to crimes of the past, an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) must race against the clock to figure out who is killing women in his local town – before the next snowfall claims another victim.
★★★★★ – An eclectic mix of weird and wonderful, Saturday brought the heavy-hitters of the alternative music scene – finishing up the festival on an impressive high.
The final day of 2000trees was host to many things. I’ve mentioned previously the perchance for sunburnt bodies and people that had only seen the back of a wet wipe maybe once judging by their smell – but now thrown into the mix was the infamous fancy dress date, a whole new bunch of ridiculous bands, and interestingly enough, a wedding. Surprisingly, it isn’t the first time that it’s happened either, with the woodland location and screaming masses inspiring a special kind of love. That’s nice isn’t it?
A staple of the horror community for roughly 50 years and the inventor of the modern zombie as we now know it, George A. Romero passed away yesterday evening after losing his battle with cancer.
Late on Sunday, it was confirmed that Romero passed away after a short, intense battle with lung cancer. The film icon leaves behind a legacy that suitably fits his larger than life character, with his work remaining as important to the horror genre now as it was on release nearly 50 years ago.
★★★★★ – Sweaty and hectic, Friday continued to build on Thursday’s rad line up, offering some unique performances and amazing sets in spectacular fashion.
The second day of 2000trees proved to be just as hot, if not hotter, than the first – resulting in a lot of comedy tan lines as I wondered around the site. Drumstick-striped bodies aside, Friday offered another incredible line up of performances with everything from folk to metal cropping up over the various stages.
★★★★★ – All in all, the first day of 2000trees was a wonderful introduction to what the little festival in the woods was all about.
Landing firmly on its feet in the middle of a heat wave, this year’s 2000trees was an absolute scorcher. With bands for every niche of the alternative scene, mouth-watering food stands on every corner, and a whole host of entertainment for the masses, it wasn’t just the weather that was on point: the 11th iteration of the festival proved to be as big and brash as ever.