POZ Hit The Deck Preview: Our Must See Bands And Artists
Hit The Deck kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack Staff Writer Zac Lomas is preparing to take the festival by storm. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put make a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in the UK. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at Hit The Deck this weekend as well!
I really shouldn’t need to write anything in order to sway all the Hit The Deck festivalgoers to catch Brand New’s set at this year’s festival. Brand New shows have the propensity to sell out within seconds, so their recently announced string of European and UK festival dates is a godsend to anybody looking to catch the elusive emo rockers without totally breaking the bank. While the recent increase in Brand New sightings gives promise that the Long Island group may actually write new music before we all die (young and save ourselves), one never knows when Jesse Lacey and company will slink back off to hibernation, making their performance at Hit The Deck nothing short of “can’t miss.”
The Front Bottoms
Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich may not have won POZ’s scandal-tinged March Sadness, claiming the coveted Kings of Emo crown, but that’s not to say they aren’t some of the most angst-riddled youngsters on the scene today. This angst serves the duo well and has won them the adoration of fans worldwide; fans who have no reservations about going absolutely nuts over the all-too-honest lyrics of Sella. I think it’s pretty safe to say that few people can create as much chaos with an acoustic guitar as Brian Sella and it would truly be a shame if you didn’t make that a part of your titillating Hit The Deck experience
One can only have so much genre-bending fun before words like progressive-funk-shoegaze- blues seem a bit superfluous, but the amalgam of Nordic prog-metal known as Kvelertak make all of those hyphens seem worth it. With a party ethos that makes pouring out an entire tankard of ale into a drinking-horn seem like the most reasonable thing to do, Kvelertak should have no problem setting off the shindig that is Hit The Deck. However, Kvelertak is not just about imbibing in mass quantities of fermented beverages, but also the intricately laced virtuoso of the guitar trio featuring Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland, and Maciek Ofstad, all of whom are certain to dazzle in the live setting.