Festival playlist: Mallory Knox

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As they gear up to play the tenth anniversary of Slam Dunk festival, bassist and singer Sam Douglas of Cambridge alt.rock five piece Mallory Knox tells Big Issue North what they’re looking forward to hearing.

Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
I grew up listening to this album. The fact they are playing it in full will have me feeling a 16 year old again, I am sure!

The Starting Line – The Best Of Me
In my opinion this is the best pop-punk song of all time. You’ll be able to see me in the crowd crying tears of joy into my beer when they play it.

Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer
As I get a little older heavy music all starts to sound a bit the same to me but you cannot deny and will not deny this song when it drops. Absolute banger.

Moose Blood – Bukowski
Really great friends of mine and just so happen to be my favourite UK band right now. This song has always been a favourite – if they don’t play it I’ll be having words.

Young Guns – Bones
I feel like we’ve both been bands forever and haven’t played on the same line-up together. I may be wrong! Either way, I can’t wait to catch up with these lads and see them do what they do best.

Everytime I Die – The Marvelous Slut
We were lucky enough to tour with these on the A Day To Remember tour a couple of years ago. I hope they play this one – always been a favourite of mine. Heavy, fast and all over in two minutes. No messing about!

New Found Glory – Hit or Miss
Every single person at Slam Dunk will be a fan of NFG. True pioneers of pop-punk and more hits than I have fingers.

Four Year Strong – It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
I’ve been lucky enough to see them live a couple of times and will be looking forward to adding to that list at this year’s Slam Dunk.

Mallory Knox – Creeper
Because we never play it and we really should and I hate us for abandoning it in such a way.

Panic At The Disco – Camisado
100 per cent worthy of headlining this year. I just hope they play a few of the golden oldies cause I’m not completely clued up on the new ones yet. Bad of me really!

Slam Dunk Festival 2016 is on 28 May, various venues, Leeds City Centre. See the full line up.

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