Slam Dunk - 4 Days and Counting
With only 4 days to go until Slam Dunk I decided to dedicate a post a day to the event.
Of all the talented acts on show this weekend, the one I’m most looking forward to is pop punk veterans Allister and that’s why my first Slam Dunk post is dedicated to them.
I first discovered this band back in 2002, their album Last Stop Suburbia was one of my favourite albums of the time but I never got the chance to see them live. Over 10 years later I finally get to rectify that!
Allister were signed to Drive-Thru records who back then had all the pop punk heavyweights signed such as New Found Glory, The Starting Line and The Movielife to name but a few. I loved Drive-Thru records, it was only a decade later I realised that apparently they were a terrible label to be signed to with some bands telling fans not to buy their albums as they didn’t see a penny.
This weekend I get to sing along to songs I adored back when I was 15, songs about getting drunk, evil ex-girlfriends and good friends. Themes that are a staple to any good pop punk song even to this very day.
I’m pretty confident I still know all the words, even if they do remind me of my angsty, moany teen years.
Either way I’ve loaded up Last Stop Suburbia on Spotify ready to go.