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Bring Me The Horizon – Behind The Scenes At Leeds Festival With Oli Sykes' Band On The Brink

"We want to be as big as Foo Fighters and Linkin Park – to break the mainstream, to be a heavy band that you don't have to be into heavy music to like. That's our one goal. To be as big as this band can possibly be." Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is sat in his dressing room behind the Main Stage at Leeds 2015, a few hours from what feels like a milestone show in the metal bruisers' career. Sat just below headliners Metallica on the bill, with a new album – the expansive 'That's The Spirit' – to preview in front of a hometown Yorkshire crowd, you'd forgive him and his bandmates for being swallowed by nerves. Instead, Sykes' mind is trained on even greater glories ahead. "We've always been a band that's never set goals. But right now it doesn't feel like there's any limit to where we can go," he says, calmly. "It does feel like we're on the brink on something."

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Broken Hands Channel Early Kasabian And Royal Blood On New Track 'Who Sent You'

If Kasabian have got too bombastic for you of late, then Canterbury's Broken Hands are a neat reminder of how the Leicester band used to be. They pack the thunder of Royal Blood (perhaps what drew the Brighton duo's producer Tom Dalgety to work with them on debut album 'Turbulence'), and write bold mini-anthems with subtle experimental undercurrents just like those Tom and Serge excelled at on their debut. 'Who Sent You' is the perfect example of that - thumping and infectious, with a hint of darkness to it. As frontman Dale Norton explains, it "describes the moment when paranoia takes over from fun experiences and [a] strange other worldly voice enters your thoughts."

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Foo Fighters Return To The UK – Why Grohl's Broken Leg And Cancelled Dates Will Make Milton Keynes Unmissable

Dave Grohl has some serious ass-kissing to do. Not only did he stand up the entire Glastonbury festival, but his no-show allowed Florence + The Machine to steal enough of his thunder to keep Wolf Alice off Number One, putting back the rock resurgence by at least a couple of weeks. So, short of offering a bunch of flowers and a make-up goodie bag to every single person at this weekend’s Milton Keynes mega-gigs, what can we expect from Foo Fighters’ big comeback?

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Premiere: Day Wave's New Single 'Come Home Now' Is A Bittersweet Mix Of Serenity And Longing

"People always say don't be so blunt," sings Jackson Phillips aka Oakland solo artist Day Wave on his new single, 'Come Home Now'. The track is the antithesis to anything curt, though; a soft, swooning mix of jangly guitars, gentle "woo-hoo-hoo"s and lo-fi, sun-bleached production. It's sweet and serene - the perfect soundtrack for beach-lounging and laidback summer evenings – but also full of longing. "She said darling, come home now/'Cos you've been away too long," opens the aching chorus.

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Tom DeLonge On Blink-182, UFOs And Meeting With US Air Force Space Command

Since his "friendly divorce" from Blink-182 earlier this year, pop-punk renaissance man Tom DeLonge has swaggered into creative bachelordom. He recently called NME en route to Los Angeles, where he’s plotting a feature film set in a "universe that looks like Blade Runner, with action that feels like Star Wars, and a character that looks like he came out of A Clockwork Orange."

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