Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sure Sign All's Well with Emo; GIVE IT A NAME 2007

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sure Sign All's Well with Emo; GIVE IT A NAME 2007

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Byline: STEVE PILL

THE great thing about genre-specific festivals such as Give It A Name is that once they've been established for a couple of years they can act as an annual barometer for the state of an entire scene. At first glance it would appear that emo, post-hardcore;all their satellite subgenres are in rude health. This third GIAN has expanded even further this year, taking in six international cities across 11 separate shows. The biggest draw of the weekend is the live return of emo godfathers Jimmy Eat World, who have been together more than 13 years. It would be easy to blame the Arizona quartet for Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco;their cartoon pop-punk ilk but there has always been something more heartfelt about Jim Adkins's delivery.

Elsewhere, Enter Shikari's relatively lowly billing highlights the festival's knack for spotting a breakthrough act: this year's line-up was announced in January, before the release of the band's debut album Take To The Skies;the accolades that came with it. …

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