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Milk Teeth (9.00pm)

We’re incredibly excited to have recent Roadrunner Records signings Milk Teeth join us on the boat to headline the return of Hit The Deck Festival. It’s the final date of their Be Nice EP tour with Employed To Serve and Wallflower (the latter will also be joining us on the 5th), so they’ll be suitably warmed up and ready to go.

You’ve got enough time to familiarise yourself with the EP – released on the 28th July – so we’re expecting a boatful of singalongs, no excuses! Recent single ‘Owning Your Okayness’ was the first taster of the recent EP and it didn’t disappoint, serving up plenty of Milk Teeth’s token big guitars and the catchiest melodies that will be floating around your head for days. The band are finishing up the day on the boat, so be sure not to miss them as this Southwest four-piece won’t be headlining small stages like this for much longer.

Pushing Daisies (2.15pm)

Bristol’s own noisemakers, Pushing Daisies also join us for Hit The Deck and deservedly take their place among some of the best up-and-coming acts around at the moment. With the excellent Stay Sad EP under their belt, which was released through Homebird Records, and support slots with The Hotelier, Foxing and Heck to name a few, they can even count Dinosaur Pile-Up as fans. This exciting local four-piece will definitely hold their own among an action-packed lineup – come prepared for plenty of grungy, emo-filled noise that will no doubt delight the senses.

HCBP (5.30pm)

HCBP is the new project from Matt Reynolds and Tom Marsh, and if you’ve ever seen Heck before you’ll be familiar with the pair – Tom keeping things together on the drums whilst Matt floats over your head on a Marshall cab. The attitude and energy of Heck is matched with HCBP, but that’s where the similarities end; the latter taking more of a lo-fi, garage rock approach away from Heck’s all-out noise. They haven’t gone soft though; the songs are just as fierce and are seriously good fun. Expect to dance.

Hit The Deck takes place at Thekla on 5th August. Stage times are subject to change. Check out Milk Teeth’s ‘Owning Your Okayness’ below.