It’s that time again, when our man on the ground Desh Kapur Editor/Photographer All Music Magazine UK spotlights a bands or artists he thinks are going to have a big 2023 ; bands and artists we think you should check out to stay ahead of the curve

So welcome to SLACKRR

Slackrr are a feel good, infectious, triumphant  pop punk trio based in Southampton  and one of the hardest working bands around.  Slackrr’s music has big sing/shout along chorus’s  and hooks galore. They take  all of the feel good vibes of pop punk and elevates it to another level. Think Blink 182, Green Day and Offspring

You need to check them out !!



1/ What first got you into music? or Who inspired you to make music?

I think what got us all into music was a mix of our parents’ record collection and older siblings sharing the music they were into with us. Scotty got into a lot of music through hanging around at the local skate park and then all 3 of us met at some local shows in our hometown. So all of that was a big contributing factor in us wanting to make music.

2/  Tell me about your music journey

The band has only been active for just 4 years and our debut single ‘Closest to Perfect’ was first aired on BBC Introducing in 2018, and since then we have toured endlessly around the UK, playing over 500 shows and festivals including Rebellion Festival where we’re back to play the main stage this year, Isle of Wight Festival, Teddy Rocks Festival, Manchester Punk Festival, Takedown Festival, Hard Rock Hell Festival, The Fest (Gainesville, FL USA) and more. We released our first ever EP ‘I Know’ back at the start of 2019, which was limited to just 200 copies only and sold out online in just 48 hours! Our first album ‘Time, It Waits For No One,’ completely sold out and ‘A Place That Feels Like Home’ sold out three times over. We were asked to play Isle Of Wight Festival in 2019 and have been very lucky to be asked back to play again every year since. We’ve been really grateful for the support we’ve had from loads of radio stations and publications including BBC Introducing, BBC Live Sessions, Kerrang Radio, Rock Sound, and loads more. In March 2022, we signed with Lost Music Collective, run by Vinnie Fiorello (Drummer/Lyricist for Less Than Jake, and founder of Fueled By Ramen Records). We’ve had a busy 2023 so far and are so excited with what’s to come, including the new album. Our track ‘The Current’ is featured in Deficit Games’ brand new game, VR SKATER, which is coming out soon and we have loads of shows still planned for the rest of the year.

3/ How would you describe the music that you typically create?

We’d describe ourselves as Pop Punk/Melodic Punk with a twist of Emo.

4/ What is your creative process like?

We usually start with Scotty writing songs at home then bringing them to the rehearsal space where we all have our input in arranging parts if we need to. It’s pretty organic in that sense. If it feels right with the 3 of us jamming it then that’s it.

5/ If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

There are just so many to choose from! I think we’d all have a personal favourite we’d pick but we always joke and say “Imagine playing with the Foo Fighters in an arena” That would be pretty mad just for that reason alone really.



6/ What is one message you would give to your fans?

It’s really 2 messages in 1. Thank you for supporting us and as we say at every show our music is about hope and finding strength through each other and no matter what you’re going through keep holding on as tomorrow is another day and things will get better.

7/ What is the most useless talent you have?

Scotty: “I can swing my arms in opposite directions at the same time and I’m yet to find any practical use for this.

8/ Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

Yeah sometimes. It’s usually the last thing I’ve heard off of our tour playlist in the van when we get to our hotel.

9/ What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Trying to find a use for my useless talent – haha!

10/ Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

As we type this we’ve currently played 558 shows since starting the band and there are so many venues to pick from. Highlights are probably some of the major festivals as they’re always an amazing experience.

We’ve got around 50 more shows this year including USA dates and Europe dates as well as festival season here in the UK so we’re pretty busy.



11/ What is your favourite song to perform?

Right now? Probably the new single “This Time” because it’s new to the set and the reception has been really great so far.

12/ Which famous musicians do you admire?

It’s really hard to narrow it down, because in 2023 there have been so many amazing bands and artists over the years. We have a lot of admiration for the groundbreaking bands and artists who came before us and paved the way to allow us to do what we do.

13/ What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

We can’t say in case they catch up with us haha. We’re pretty well behaved I guess. We did have the police try to stop one of our music videos in early 2021 as they had reports we were breaking covid rules but we never heard much back from that after we showed them all the paperwork.

14/ What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Nothing good ever happens after 2AM haha”

We get a lot of supportive messages like “keep doing what you’re doing” and “don’t give up, your hard work will pay off”

15/ What’s next for you?

Our new record “Set The Night On Fire” is out on August 4th . One of our songs “The Current” is going to be featured on the playstation game VR Skater, which comes out the same day as our album. We are playing Rebellion festival, where we will be opening the main stage on Saturday 5th August and then just a bunch more touring for the record with European dates and USA dates! We’re being kept pretty busy which is how we like it.