Milestones have just announced that they are to headline Heavy Music Awards launch party in Manchester, on 25th April. They will be joined by Loathe and Cold Years. You can apply to win tickets for free here. The band have also recently announced that they will be heading to play Slam Dunk Festival, in May. They will join bands such as Jimmy Eat World, State Champs, Taking Back Sunday and many more across 3 days. Slam Dunk Festival starts off in Leeds City Centre on 26th May, heads to Hatfield Park on 27th May before finishing up at Birmingham’s NEC on 28th May. Milestones will then be joining pop/punk band Broadside on 3 dates. They will play Thousand Island in London on 29th May, Night People in Manchester on 30th May and The Garage Attic in Glasgow on 31st May.
The Mancunian 4-piece head off on a UK headline tour today. They kick things off at Newcastle’s Think Tank, and wrap things up at The Anvil in Bournemouth on 23rd March. Milestones will be joined by Better Days as support.
Last month, the band released their debut album Red Lights into the world, via Fearless Records. The 11-track album was produced by Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low and You Me At Six) and recorded at Steel City Studio. Red Lights showcases Matt Clarke’s emotionally-driven and gritty vocals, on this highly anticipated debut. Of the album, Matt has said, “Red Lights is about using the demons in your mind to become the best version of yourself you can be. Whether it be in love, success or finding who you are growing up; pain will always be the strongest gift you are given to becoming the person you wish to be.” You can buy Red Lights here.
Tracks taken from Red Lights are receiving amazing support from Spotify and across radio. Liar has been added to the ‘The Scene’ playlist (284k followers), the ‘Pop Punk’s Not Dead’ playlist (260k followers) and the ‘New Punk Tracks’ playlist (79k followers). Paranoid has also been added to ‘The Scene’ playlist (284k followers), and Counting Cars has been added to the ‘Punk Unplugged’ playlist (126k followers). Paranoid has also just surpassed 100K streams on Spotify. Singles Paranoid and BitterSweetHeart have both been played on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and BitterSweetHeart got played on Alex Baker’s Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood show, recently.