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The Clapham Common event – which takes place on August 30 – will see these rock acts performing on the same bill as Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, The Kid LAROI and Lil Skies to reflect 'the sound of the modern youth revolution'.
A press release describing the event announces: "Forged from the inescapable world of hip-hop and alternative culture that has come to lead the way over the past 12 months, ALT+LDN is a celebration of a fire new subculture no longer defined by genre boundaries or backgrounds.
"It’s about kicking against the norm, ripping apart the rulebook and celebrating individuality – with the raddest names in the game touching down for a Bank Holiday Monday you’ve never seen before."
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An important reminder from Architects vocalist Sam Carter: people in bands are human beings, and even if you don’t like their music, “You just don’t need to insult me or bring up my best mate…”
Architects embrace the electronic for a new brand of heavy on 10th album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit…
The Cover Story
An outsider at heart, by casting off the shackles of expectation, Sam Carter has finally learned to embrace who he wants to be. And as Architects gear up to release their 10th album, the Brighton metallers are also finding their own path away from fan pressures and on into pure creative freedom...