New acts announced for Optimus Alive festival, including SBTRKT & The Antlers
Optimus Alive festival have announced a few more additions to this year's festival line-up, including SBTRKT and The Antlers.
The Maccabees, Warpaint, Katy B, The Kills, Miles Kane, LMFAO, Sebastian and Lostprophets will join the previously announced Caribou, Florence And The Machine, Justice, Mazzy Star, Metronomy, Mumford and Sons, Paus, Radiohead, The Cure, The Kooks, The Stone Roses and Snow Patrol in Lisbon, Portugal 13-15th July 2012.
For more information/tickets, please head to optimusalive.com
Can you believe we're already half way through 2011? Nope, neither can we. The good thing about hitting this landmark is that we can now make a list of our favourite albums released in the first 6 months of the year, and as you probably already know, we love a good list here at The 405. Below you'll find 20 records (in no particular order) that we love and highly recommend. [read more]
Happy Sunday! Did you have a good week? We certainly did, as we picked up 'Student Choice: Best Publication' at the ROTD awards this week, as well as being shortlist for 'Digital Publication of the Year' and 'Editor of the Year'. None of that could be possible without your support, so thank you! [read more]
Over the past two weeks The 405 staff were asked to pick some of their albums of the year. The list was long. Very long. In total, 84 albums were chosen between us but only 10 of those stood out from the crowd. Not only did they deserve a place in our list from a technical stand point (they were the ones with the most votes!) they all deserve to be there for the fact that they are all such solid albums. Over the next few weeks the staff will be asked to vote on their favourite... (continued) [read more]