ELESSAR announce UK Tour
Elessar have announced their UK tour to support the new EP ‘Is This All We Are’ which is due out on 24th April 2018.
Emerging Emo and Alt-Rock outfit Elessar have just announced a May UK tour with Halfway Hope and Samuel Hyde. The dates coincide with the release of Elessar‘s stunning new EP, “Is This All We Are”, which will be released on Friday 27th April.
4th May – Birmingham, Scruffy Murphys
5th May – Newcastle, Little Buildings
6th May – London, Surya
11th May – Leeds, Key Club
12th May – Manchester, Zombie Shack
13th May – Cheltenham, Frog and Fiddle.
Get your tickets: Click here
Hailing from Gloucester, Elessar have already amassed a reputation for delivering energetic and passionate live performances. They have a clear focus on touring relentlessly across the UK as they have been last a few years.
Elessar definitely raise the bar by themselves with their forthcoming sophomore EP, “Is This All We Are”. It is produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco), and the release promises to elevate the band to new heights. The new EP unites hooky choruses with expansive and inventive guitar lines, framed by muscular rhythm work that will blow the roof off. The band’s next single “Saudade” which is the third single from the new EP is due out on 27th March.
“Is This All We Are” Tracklisting
1. Half Love
3. In All Honesty
For Fans of: Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis, Set It Off
To find out more about Elessar, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.elessaruk.com/
PRESS TO MECO announce Album Release Shows
“Here’s To The Fatigue” Track listing: 1. Intro 2. Familiar Ground 3. Here's to the Fatigue 4. If All Your Parts Don't Make a Whole 5. Skip the Crawl 6. A Place in it All 7. Howl 8. A Quick Fix 9. Itchy Fingers 10. The Things That We Don't Talk About 11. White Knuckling
One of the most exciting British alt-rock bands, Press to MECO have just announced that they will play a headline show at The Black Heart in London on 11th April, with the support from Wallflower and Future Love, following the release of their new album, “Here’s To The Fatigue” which is due to be released on 30th March 2018.
Press to MECO comment: “The Black Heart is one of our favourite London venues. We’re excited to play these new songs and celebrate finally releasing this album!”
Tickets are already available online: Click here
The trio will also play a free in-store show at Banquet Records, Kingston on the day of their album release.
Press to MECO recently released a video for their latest single “Familiar Ground” which you can check out here:
Written in a concrete garage on the backstreets of suburban Croydon and crafted in a barn in Dripping Springs, Texas, “Here’s To The Fatigue” sees Press to MECO refine the songwriting finesse of their debut which won them a nomination for Independent Album of The Year at the 2016 AIM Awards, to create an incredibly emotive and powerful new beast. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by ‘Machine’ at The Machine Shop (Every Time I Die, Lamb Of God, We Came As Romans).
Live Dates 2018
30.03 – Kingston, Banquet Records – Tickets
11.04 – London, The Black Heart – Tickets
04.05 – Dorset, Teddy Rocks Festival
02.06 – London, Camden Rocks Festival
13.07 – Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 – Corby, Rocked Up Hootenany
To find out more about Press To MECO, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: www.presstomeco.com
POP PUNK PILE UP FESTIVAL 2018
This year’s first ever POP PUNK PILE UP FESTIVAL is held on the 27th – 29th April 2018, which is presented by Riff Media.
Visit the event page for more information: Click here
The Ever Living deserted on Georgian/Russian border
UK band The Ever Living deserted on Georgian/Russian border while shooting music video
London based cinematic metal band THE EVER LIVING have been left stranded ‘in the middle of nowhere’ after their crew ran off with all of their bags (including passports), equipment and footage. The band were filming a music video in the wilderness near the Russian/Georgian border to promote their upcoming album Herephemine.
In a post published on Facebook last night, the band wrote the following statement:
“Still trying to piece together what happened today, but the short version is that we are currently stuck in the middle of nowhere. We are stranded, without our passports and the crew have abandoned us. We had almost finished shooting when some sort of local enforcement showed up which resulted in the crew running off with everything; including our bags and all the footage! Our guess is that this might be to do with permissions for the location but we don’t know whether it was this or something else entirely. Right now we are trying everything we can to make contact with one of the crew so we can get home!”
The crew was a group of local kids who keyboardist/singer Chris and guitarist Andrei met when they were in the Georgia last year for inspiration while writing the album. At the time of writing they had not yet recovered their belongings.
Their forthcoming debut album Herephemine is due to be released on 4th May this year through Chromism Records.
Everything you need is on Official website: http://theeverliving.com/
30. 1. 2018
RXPTRS announce the release of their debut single ‘Bound’
RXPTRS have announced their debut single ‘Bound’ to be released on Friday 23rd February 2018. The track is infectious. The layered sound and authentic vocals create their uniqueness. A fiercely creative heart at their core, the band push boundaries and trek beyond the limits of genre.
Hailing from Bristol, five-piece alternative rock band RXPTRS only formed at the end of last year, they have a glowing assurance and obvious maturity that is evident to all. Known to each other from previous musical endeavours, the band soon gelled and wasted no time in hitting the studio. The quintet are poised to be one of the bands to break this year. Serving up a sound that combines both ferocious grit and melody, and takes from both hardcore punk and theatrical rock.
To celebrate the debut single release, RXPTRS are going to be on tour in February. Make sure to check them out!
Tour Dates and details:
18.02.18 // Glasgow – Ivory Blacks* (14+)
19.02.18 // Newcastle – Jumpin’ Jacks* (14+)
20.02.18 // Manchester – Factory* (14+)
22.02.18 // Leeds – Eiger Studios* (14+)
21.02.18 // Bristol – Louisiana**
23.02.18 // Derby – The Victoria Inn* (14+)
24.02.18 // Birmingham – Asylum 2* (14+)
25.02.18 // London – Surya* (14+, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
Click here for the Tickets
Click here for the Event Page
* with Speaking In Shadows
** with DEAD!
To find out more about RXPTRS, visit their sites using the links below;
FOR FANS OF: Queens Of the Stoneage, Every Time I Die and My Chemical Romance
12. 12. 2017
THEIA released new single and lyric video ‘Just Go’ in aid of RACPA
Midlands based rock band THEIA released their new single and lyric video “Just Go” today in aid of RapeCrisis & Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse (RACPA).
The lyrics for the powerful track “Just Go” were largely taken by frontman Kyle Lamley from a song his father wrote 35 years previously, which was based on an incident he had been told about. This song is based around the subject of date rape, but using the hashtag #metoo it seeks to further raise awareness of the whole issue of sexual abuse. We heard that the video also uses public testimonies from victims.
The launch will seek to raise funds to help the selected charities by way of a digital download of the single being available. 100% of proceeds from launch until 28th February 2018 will be split equally between RapeCrisis(Click here to find out more) and RACPA(Click here to find out more).
“It is important, right and courageous to take these issues on and support and empower women, men, children to say No.” – RACPA
The single “Just Go” is available on iTunes, click here to download/stream: Just Go
To find out more about THEIA, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://theiauk.com/
FIZZY BLOOD and WEIRDS to support SPRING KING on January/February 2018 UK Tour
24th January – Reading, South Streets Art Centre
25th January – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
26th January – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
27th January – Dover, Booking Hall
30th January – Bath, Moles
31st January – Guildford, Boileroom
1st February – St Albans, The Horn
2nd February – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
4th February – Swansea, Sin City
5th February – Southampton, The Loft*
6th February – Norwich Waterfront Studio*
7th February – Nottingham Bodega*
Support on subsequent dates will come from fellow Leeds band WEIRDS.
9th February – Stoke-On-Trent, Sugarmill*
10th February – Sheffield, The Harley*
11th February – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room*
13th February – York, The Crescent*
14th February – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s*
15th February – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground*
16th February – Hull, Fruit*
Fizzy Blood released their breakthrough EP Summer of Luv, which received KKKK from Kerrang!, and have achieved an impressive set of live performance. They are wrapping up their biggest year to date in the studio to work on new music. 2018 will see the band on their own UK headline tour in February. Click here for the details: Fizzy Blood Headline Tour
To find out more about Fizzy Blood, visit their sites using the links below;
Weirds released their brilliantly ambitious debut album Swarmculture in May this year, which gained 4/5 from Upset. The band kick off a UK tour with Pulled Apart By Horses today. Click here the details: WEIRDS Nov/Dec Tour.
The band are currently working on new music for 2018, watch this space!
To find out more about Weirds, visit their sites using the links below;
SECRETS start UK/European headline tour
US post hardcore quartet Secrets set to start their UK and European tour today, and are joined by special guests Shields in UK and Our Hollow, Our Home in Europe. Also they will be supported by handful of quality bands locally.
Secrets were formed in 2011 and are based in San Diego, California. They have released 3 studio albums and have been boasting 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The band have solidified their name Stateside, having toured alongside Asking Alexandria, Slaves, Ice Nine Kills and Blessthefall, as well as appearing on Vans Warped Tour.
Set to be released in early 2018, the Californian band’s new album will be self-titled as the band press forward with a bigger and more mature sound. Earlier this month, the band released a music video for their new track ‘Five Years’ which features in the band’s forthcoming album.
Make sure to see Secrets live at one of the shows below!
22/11/2017 – London UK, Boston Music Room*
23/11/2017 – Manchester UK, Satans Hollow*
24/11/2017 – Northampton UK, Roadmender*
25/11/2017 – Bridgend UK, Hobos*
26/11/2017 – Bristol UK, The Lanes*
27/11/2017 – Bournemouth UK, The Anvil*
28/11/2017 – Eindhoven NL, Dynamo**
29/11/2017 – Leipzig DE, Naumanns**
30/11/2017 – Berlin DE, Maze Club**
01/12/2017 – Wroclaw PL, DK Luksus**
02/12/2017 – Prague CZ, Klub 007**
03/12/2017 – Budapest HU, A38**
04/12/2017 – Vienna AT, Arena**
05/12/2017 – Munich DE, Backstage**
06/12/2017 – Milan IT, Circle Svolta**
07/12/2017 – Aarau CH, Kiff**
08/12/2017 – Tessenderlo BE, The Box**
09/12/2017 – Bochum DE, Matrix**
* with Shields
**with Our Hollow, Our Home
To find out more about Secrets, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://secretsofficial.com/
NORMANDIE release new video for ‘Pay For This’ and UK tour with Ryan Key (ex-Yellowcard) and Grumble Bee
Swedish rock quartet Normandie have released the music video for their brand new single ‘Pay For This’, and to coincide with their forthcoming UK/European tour. ‘Pay For This’ is the first track to feature their new bassist Lucas Englund.
Normandie are returning to the road after a successful summer of festival appearances which include their Download Festival debut. Since the release of their debut album ‘Inguz’, the band inked an US deal with InVogue Records to release the album, which made them twice in the US Billboard Charts.
Their forthcoming tour will be co-headlined by former Yellowcard frontman William Ryan Key. Both acts will perform headline-length sets and Normandie will close each show. Also they will be joined by solo sensation Grumble Bee.
28.11.2017 – Paris FR, Backstage (Tickets)
29.11.2017 – Antwerp BE, Kavka (Tickets)
30.11.2017 – Haarlem NL, Patronaat Z3 (Tickets)
02.12.2017 – Cologne DE, MTC (Tickets)
03.12.2017 – Hamburg DE, Headcrash (Tickets)
04.12.2017 – Berlin DE, Musik Und Frieden (Tickets)
06.12.2017 – Cardiff UK, Clwb Ifor Bach (Tickets)
07.12.2017 – London UK, Boston Music Room* (Tickets)
09.12.2017 – Southampton UK, Joiners (Tickets)
10.12.2017 – Nottingham UK, Bodega (Tickets)
11.12.2017 – Birmingham UK, O2 Academy 3 (Tickets)
13.12.2017 – Manchester UK, Sound Control (Tickets)
14.12.2017 – Glasgow UK, Attic (Tickets)
15.12.2017 – Newcastle UK, Think Tank (Tickets)
*Normandie & William Ryan Key only
To find out more about Normandie, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.normandieofficial.com/
The Trusted release new studio live video
Southend four-piece alternative rock band The Trusted defiantly embrace the classic strictures of vocals, lead-guitar, bass and drums. And they craft a sound that reminds you of why you fell in love with garage guitar bands in the first place. Under the name of Indigo in early stage of their band life, they have performed frequently and been well known in local music scene. Since they became The Trusted and current lineup, the band is even more focused on their music.
“Boy” & “Cigarettes & Chandeliers” // Broom Cupboard Stories is a newly filmed studio live video, which is the Broom Cupboard Sessions’ Episode 4 and was released yesterday. The band perform their brand new single “Boy” and an unreleased song “Cigarettes & Chandeliers” as well as the boys talk about their future and their writing process.
Also you might like to check out their official music video for “Boy” which was released earlier this month.
The Trusted are going to play at Dublin Castle, Camden on 25th November. It’s gonna be a cracking one for sure! Click below to find out the event:
25/11/17 Dublin Castle, Camden (London)
To find out more about The Trusted, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.thetrusted.co.uk/
Sad Blood release final single ‘Little Love Letters’
UK emo band Sad Blood have released their final ever single, a fittingly anthemic ode called ‘Little Love Letters’. The band are to play their single release show and the final show tomorrow (19.10.17) at Birthdays, Dalston, London, with support from brand new garage punk band Pretty Pistol, as well as Guillotine, and Gender Roles.
In their short history, Sad Blood have played with Can’t Swim, The Early November, Wallflower and many more. Headed by George Phillips (who with Daniel Goldberg – drums, is in Fresh), the band recorded their debut EP in 2015 and in 2016 released the critically acclaimed ‘Legion of Gloom’.
The track is the band’s last hurrah, but expect exciting news of future developments very shortly.
For more information about Sad Blood:
Official Website: http://www.sadblood.co.uk/
PARTISAN release a new single to support CRISIS
The band is planning to release their next single at the end of October. They have a few gigs to support this release as below.
Official Website: https://www.wearepartisan.rocks
Death Blooms confirmed as guests on Insane Clown Posse’s UK Tour
Rising metal band based in Liverpool and Manchester, Death Blooms have been confirmed as guests on legendary horrorcore duo Insane Clown Posse‘s UK tour this November with special guests Mushroomhead.
The band’s frontman Paul Barrow says about the announcement, “We are really honoured and excited to be a part of this tour, especially with two bands who epitomise the scene which we grew up in. It’s going to be amazing to be able to share the stage with them, and we can’t wait to get out there!”
Death Blooms released their blistering self titled debut EP in May this year and received critical acclaim from the press and music fans alike for their melodic hardcore metal fusion.
You can watch their latest music video for “Sick” here:
14th Nov – Newcastle o2 Academy
15th Nov – Glasgow o2 ABC
16th Nov – Bristol o2 Academy
17th Nov – Manchester o2 Ritz
18th Nov – Birmingham o2 Institute
19th Nov – London o2 Forum Kentish Town
The tickets are available – Get Your Ticket here
To find out more about Death Blooms, visit their sites using the links below;
TOM LUMLEY announces addictive new single ‘Just Like The Light’ release and October UK tour
Cambridge born singer songwriter Tom Lumley returns with stunning new single ‘Just Like The Light’, which is due to be released on 13th October 2017 followed by a 5-day long UK tour.
Lumley‘s new single is the next chapter for him, as he steps away from his debut EP ‘Dream City’ and looks forward to the next step in his career.
In October, he sets off to “The Light Tour” with his full band, and will be supported by some of the most exciting bands in UK alternative rock scene today; Fire Lady Luck and Your Illuminations.
Dates: October 2017
17th – Portland Arms, Cambridge
18th – Surya, London
19th – SWX (Room 2), Bristol
20th – Jumping Jacks, Newcastle
21st – Fac 251, Manchester
“‘Just Like The Light’ is about the type of people who are your friends until someone more popular shows up. It represents how easily certain people will stab you in the back for popularity.” – Tom Lumley
To find out more about Tom Lumley, visit their sites using the links below;
Chay Snowdon set off for their first ever tour
Modern indie rock’n’roll band, Chay Snowdon are very excited about their first ever tour in September. They have been very active in the south of England, and now a Plymouth based band they are ready to explore the country. Having released three singles, where you will find Chay’s authentic vocals with unique and catchy tunes, their music definitely needs to be heard by wider audience.
All details about the tour can be found on their facebook page: Click Here
Chay released the third single “Around The Sun” earlier this year, which currently seems to have become a cult anthem for the summer this year and so we would expect them to bring you some sunshine on their tour in September.
To find out more about Chay Snowdon, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://www.chaysnowdon.co.uk/
Fizzy Blood released new single “ADHD” followed by EP “Summer Of Luv”
The rising Leeds band Fizzy Blood released new single “ADHD” on 21st August, just before the band’s performance on the hallowed grounds of Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend. “ADHD” is the third single from their forthcoming EP “Summer Of Luv” due to be released on 1st September 2017. The EP follows colossal debut EP ”Feast” (2015), which generated widespread praise and fuelled shows alongside Allusondrugs , The Virginmarys, Max Raptor and The Dead Kennedys.
“Being a band based in Leeds all you hear, all summer long is ‘Ahh so you are going to Leeds Festival, right?’ In Years previous we would have said with broken hearts a collective “no”. We’re all buzzing to now actually reply to those with ‘yeah, see you there!’ Without a doubt, it is our favourite festival in the UK, and it will be an exciting first for many of us to check out Reading festival too. We love mud so much!” – Benji Inkley (vocals/guitar)
25th Aug - Leeds Festival
26th Aug - 234 Festival, Brighton
27th Aug - Reading Festival
22nd Sep - Kamio, London (Phil Taggart’s Slacker Night)
23rd Sep - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (GE)
11th Nov - Lenmania Festival, Tufnell Park Dome, London
“Summer Of Luv” – 2nd single from EP “Summer Of Luv”
To find out more about Fizzy Blood, visit their sites using the links below;
InVisions release their debut album “Never Nothing”
Hailing from York, InVisions are a young metalcore band, and have a collective vision to create heavy-hitting, adrenaline-fuelled music that nodded to classic thrash, whilst retaining a fresh and modern sound. They breathe new life into British metalcore scene.
Their debut album “NEVER NOTHING” is produced by York’s metalcore dream team, brothers Sam and Joe Graves of Innersound Studios (Asking Alexandria, Eyes Set To Kill, Deaf Havana). The album was finally released today 18th August. The band’s latest single from the album is “Soul Seeker”, which showcases brimming energy alongside the band’s trademark guitar crunch and crowd-commanding pulse.
To find out more about InVisions, visit their sites using the links below;
Buy ‘NEVER NOTHING’ – out now!
Puppet Theory releasing their new single “I, The King”
Hailing from Manchester, the indie alternative pop band Puppet Theory are going to release their new single “I, The King” on 1st July 2017. It is a fantastic timing for them to release this song as their uplifting new single will be the song you are happy to hear through the summer.
The band consists of four energetic lads play catchy, punchy pop songs that will get stuck in your head. Puppet Theory have the perfect blend of UK influences, consisting of 2 Mancunians, a Scouser and a Southerner whose energy, edginess and musical expertise work together to create an unforgettable set.
“I, The King” is available to pre-order now!
To find out more about Puppet Theory, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: www.puppettheory.com
MAYPINE releasing their EP “In The Back Of My Mind” in August
Hailing from Brighton, MAYPINE was formed in mid 2016, and rapidly progressed through the Brighton scene, already establishing themselves as one of the most exciting new pop-punk bands in the UK.
The band spent the summer months in 2016 crafting their set and refining their live show in anticipation for their Winter UK tour. Following their single A Little Sooner which was released on 15th May, the quintet are ready to present their EP In The Back Of My Mind, due to be released on 4th August 2017.
To Support the release of their EP, alongside a UK tour with much revered Brit pop-punkers Better Than Never and Coast To Coast, this year is anticipated to be a very eventful one. Before the band fully take flight, catch MAYPINE live this August, at the below intimate venues:
MAYPINE – August tour:
Friday 04 – Hope & Ruin, Brighton*
Saturday 05 – Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
Sunday 06 – Creepy Wee Pub, Dunfermline (Acoustic/afternoon set)
Sunday 06 – The Attic/The Garage, Glasgow***
Tuesday 08 – Retro Bar, Manchester***
Thursday 10 – The Shed, Leicester**
Friday 11 – The Thunderbolt, Bristol**
Saturday 12 – The Attic, Torquay**
Sunday 13 – The Joiners, Southampton**
Monday 14 – The Black Heart, Camden**
Tuesday 15 – The Attic, Ashford**
Wednesday 16th – TJ’s, Eastbourne*.
(*MAYPINE | **w/ Better Than Never | *** w/ Coast To Coast)
To find out more about MAYPINE, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.maypineofficial.com/
Partisan to release their new single “Too Late” on 30th June 2017
Formed in Manchester in 2013, Partisan are a Rock band who are committed to their cause. Their punchy, bold and unflinching anthems are taking authentic rock back into the mainstream, evidenced by their ever increasing fanbase.
Now Partisan return with ‘Too Late” a song that marks a change of direction. Embracing a funkier sound, the single sees the band deliver a rallying cry against the backdrop of the UK’s general election. Lead vocalist Stuart Armstrong says “I wanted to write a song that encapsulated a sense of frustration among so many in the current political climate”.
To find out more about Partisan, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: https://www.wearepartisan.rocks
Read our previous article featured Partisan: “Two Lovers” review
JayCee to cerebrate their 2nd EP release
Welsh alt-rock quartet JayCee announced releasing heir 2nd EP on 24th June 2017.
Almost a year go, the band released their self-titled debut EP, which showed their talent with plenty of originality.
You can read our review and interview here; JayCee debut EP – review / interview
Looking forward to finding out what the young band bring to us this time!
EP2 launch party will be on the release day 24th June in Swansea, Wales. Go and hear their new songs live!
Event page: JayCee EP2 Launch Party
To find out more about JayCee, visit their sites using the links below;
Official Website: http://jayceeband.com/