U.K five piece Maximo Park are to release their fifth LP “Too Much Information” on February 3rd through Daylighting/Co –Op/PIAS. The band will be debuting some tracks from the album on their first U.K tour since 2012. The deluxe edition of the album will see the band cover songs from Leonard Cohen, The Fall and... (Read more)
A cool name and harmonies tighter than Chas ‘n’ Dave’s touring budget . . . what more could you ask for?
Chic Gamine are a Canadian 5-piece who have won a plethora of plaudits for their skiffle-tastic creations.
In addition to the release of single Shake Off Your Worries, the band play a number of... (Read more)
Mayors released their second full-length in June 2013. “Holy Cop” was recorded at the legendary Southern Studios by Harvey Birrell (Fugazi, PJ Harvey, Shellac, Cat on Form, Johnny Foreigner, Chrome Hoof). It is available in CD or limited edition tape versions, with the artwork and sleeve concept designed and conceived by the band. It’s been... (Read more)
Of Mice & Men today announced that their third studio album Restoring Force will be released on January 27th on Rise Records. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2011’s acclaimed release The Flood, which solidified the California-based five-piece as a leading force in modern heavy music. Restoring Force was recorded at House of Loud... (Read more)
Happyness are a three-piece from South London consisting of Jonny Allan, Benji Compston and Ashley Cooper. Having self-produced their debut EP in Jelly Boy Studios, their loft, the band will be announcing their self-titled EP set for release early January 2014.
In the lead up to this lo-fi 4-track offering, mixed by Ed Harcourt and... (Read more)
Sub Pop is pleased to welcome London’s Lyla Foy (formerly WALL) to the label, where she will release her debut album in 2014. Preceding the release will be the “Easy”/ “Head Down” single, available as a UK-only 7” single and digitally worldwide via Sub Pop.
You may have heard of Lyla Foy, under the WALL... (Read more)
The last few months of 2013 have been amazing for YOU ME AT SIX. They have just completed their first headline US tour, carried on to Europe where they joined up with 30 Seconds to Mars and then hit the UK with the band later this week for arena shows. By the end of December they will... (Read more)
Fresh from the release of her UK debut album “Mama” Emily Wells has announced a raft of dates across the UK in December. The album is smorgasbord of thickly sliced female vocals neatly sandwiched together with slack hip hop beats. Her combination of fluttering delays and poignant lyrics brought her to... (Read more)
Hot on the heels of the release of their acclaimed third album Miracle Mile, Portland OR-based STRFKR reveal a string of UK and European Nov / Dec tour dates. Spanning Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic, they will also play 5 UK shows, to include (Read more)
Building on the success of her debut mini-album, Marika Hackman returns with her new EP, ‘Sugar Blind’, released on December 9th on Dirty Hit. Marika’s music channels something very different to the happy-clappy nature of recent folk, hers is a far more potent vision in the lineage of Syd Barrett, but presented by an enigmatic beauty... (Read more)
Quite Simply Brilliant……Billed as “The official Queen tribute show, put together by Roger Taylor and Brian May, is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans” the cynic in me suggest another money spinner for the huge... (Read more)
One of the UK’s top metalcore band’s ARCHITECTS have officially signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their new album in 2014.
Originating from Brighton, Sam Carter (Vocals), Tom Searle (Guitars), Dan Searle (Drums), Onkar Judge (Bass), the band boasts about Epitaph: “We’re absolutely thrilled to... (Read more)
The Jezabels Announce New Single THE END….Australian four piece The Jezabels, purveyors of unique pop noir are emerging from recording their forthcoming second album (due 2014, details to be announced) here in the UK with producer Dan Grech Marguerat (Lana Del Ray, The Vaccines, Keane).
The band were perhaps in the most unique of positions... (Read more)
London duo Big Deal have begun their UK headline tour with further dates in November. After the release of second album, June Bloom and a string of festival dates the band are quickly making a name for themselves as “one of the strongest and most disarming releases of the summer.”
And the band show no... (Read more)
Photo Review: Everything Everything At The ABC2 Glasgow. Manchester pop indie funksters Everything Everything are the latests of a long line of experimental funk/pop bands to emerge from Manchester, they follow in the footsteps of bands like A Certain Ratio who were producing music way ahead of their time and like A Certain Ratio they... (Read more)
Following the resounding success of its North American tour and an outstanding reaction to the announcement of the first ever UK tour, The Queen Extravaganza has added five new shows across the UK to include dates in Reading, Worthing, Bath, Manchester and Bristol (full tour dates below).
Ticket details for all dates are available from... (Read more)
Back in July we introduced you Radkey and their début EP. If that whetted your appetite, you’re in luck. The band return with a follow up EP Devil Fruit on October 14th
‘Third and best solo excursion…Travel Wild takes the floaty pastoral vibe even deeper into enchanting psych-baroque territory’ – **** Mojo
Renowned guitarist Steve Cradock announces the release of his third solo album Travel Wild – Travel Free on Monday the 30th September on Proper Records.
A founding member of the iconic Britpop band Ocean Colour... (Read more)
Jamie Lenman – raconteur, wit and one of the best British songwriters of the last ten years – is set to release a double album through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Million Dead).
Best known through... (Read more)
Emily is the first single to be taken from Cocos Lovers’ critically acclaimed 3rd album Gold or Dust. It’s a song about love and loss, that transcends musical boundaries with its swelling choir-like harmonies, syncopated rhythms and shimmering guitars, recorded and produced by Joel McGill of Syd Arthur. The video was shot on the Kent... (Read more)
Leeds five-piece Dancing Years who have previously picked-up support from the likes of Jen Long, Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, are pleased to announce the release of their debut single, ‘Here’s To My Old Friends’ on October 14th. The band says of the accompanying video, that they “wanted to capture that feeling of returning to being youthful, and carefree”. Filmed in various locations around... (Read more)
Following the March25th release of Joe Bonamassa’s live album and DVD, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, the internationally renowned guitarist will embark on a 7 date UK arena during September 2013. Bonamassa will perform songs from his classic albums including Sloe Gin, Dust Bowl, Black Rock, The Ballad of John Henry and... (Read more)
It’s incredible to look at the achievements of British rock band YOU ME AT SIX when you realise they are still only in their early 20’s, and now with the imminent release of their fourth studio album early next year the group can only continue their ascent. First single ‘Lived A Lie’ is released on 21st October and... (Read more)
On Monday 23rd September, ROY HARPER will release Man & Myth - his first studio album in 13 years via Bella Union Records and we are pleased to share with you the exquisite Time is Temporary, the first sample from this fine album.
Also, Roy Harper will be doing 3 performances during October in the... (Read more)
Following the majestic calling card of ‘In Limbo’, Bella Union’s latest signing, Landshapes will release their second single Insomniacs Club on Monday 7th October
Taken from their debut album Rambutan, Insomniacs Club “is cursed” according... (Read more)
Tunng has received stacks of admiration for their recently released fifth album ‘Turbines along with two intimate shows that promptly sold out before the record was even announced. Tunng now reveal a new remix and more live dates.
Bristol producer Enjoyed has given ‘Turbines’ lead single ‘So Far From Here’ a make-over and transformed it... (Read more)
New Album Pain is Beauty Out September 2 via Sargent House ‘We Hit a Wall’ from Chelsea Wolfe’s new album (Pain is Beauty) is now available for stream now. This track stands out but gives way to the remaining 11 diverse songs on the album.
Pain is Beauty is the third studio album from the Los... (Read more)
Manic Street Preachers return this Autumn with their first studio album since 2010, Rewind The Film, set for release on September 16 via Columbia Records. The album will be preceeded with a single, Show Me The Wonder, the week before.
This is the Manic’s first album since Postcards From A Young Man, and sees the... (Read more)
Somewhere circa 1999 psychedelic music got a bit lost. Bands like My Bloody Valentine, Ride, The Beta Band even Black Grape all rocked, however nothing else really sprung up and took their place. Luckily, you can’t keep a good drug down and in the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence in shoegaze, dream pop and... (Read more)
New band ‘Poltergeist’ features two original members of Echo And The Bunnymen, Will Sergeant on guitar and Les Pattinson bass. The trio is complete with former The Black Velvet drummer Nick Kilroe who has also played in Echo And The Bunnymen’s touring band. Debut album ‘Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With... (Read more)
Critically acclaimed British singer-songwriter Beans on Toast has released his new album Fishing For A Thank You. Released through Xtra Mile Recordings in North America, Fishing For A Thank You is Beans’career defining record that deals with such matters as protest, love, drugs, religion, Wetherspoons pubs and angry birds. Bolstered by an accordion and a backing brass section this has Perfect Festival... (Read more)
‘Don’t Try’ is the fourth studio album from Jetplane Landing. Released on the 30th August.
Buy... (Read more)
You know that feeling you get when you’re on a train and one half of a Canadian electronic duo starts singing at everyone?
Nah, me neither.
But you can get a sense of what that’s like by watching the video below.
It makes for slightly odd viewing and certainly wasn’t what I was expecting from... (Read more)
Following a sold out show at the Lexington last week and a triumphant turn at Primavera, Cayacus have announced a European tour for September including a return to London. The Californian five-piece have also revealed a new video for their latest single ‘East Coast Girl’, out this week, check it out below:
Cayucas European Dates:... (Read more)
Photo Review : Rush at The SECC, Glasgow May 2013
The heavy tones of Subdivisions kicked off Rush’s return to the SECC at Glasgow introducing a first set dominated by tunes from the bands synth laden 1980’s albums, running through The Big Money, Force Ten, Grand Designs and Limelight, the latter being a variation from... (Read more)
Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost! have unveiled their new music video for their new song “Dumb Disco Ideas.” The new track is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Dynamics, which will be released this fall. Dynamics will be the follow-up to the group’s well recieved self-titled debut album which was released in 2011 and... (Read more)
letlive. are hitting the road for a 12 date tour of the UK and Ireland. The Los Angeles post-hardcore band will commence the tour in Bristol on October 3rd and will take in most major UK cities as well as Belfast and Dublin before finishing up at The Underworld in London on October 17th.
Having... (Read more)
First meeting at school just over ten years ago, Manchester band The 1975 have burst into the limelight in the space of less than a year. The queue outside the Cockpit in Leeds stretched almost as far as the eye could see with over an hour before they were due on stage and... (Read more)
They bought us classics such as “Accidentally in love” that we all bop along to in Shrek 2 and have had as many lineups as the Sugarbabes but Counting crows are back and heading straight back into our musical hearts. Returning with their live album “Echoes of the outlaw roadshow” and a UK tour up... (Read more)
Post War Glamour Girls have revealed the video (see below) for their latest single Jazz Funerals. Directed by Jack Chute and featuring the actor James Sobol Kelley, ‘Jazz Funerals’ is a fantastic video that tackles the cheery subject of life and death.
The four piece Leeds band have been making waves in their hometown for... (Read more)
Heres the new video from The 1975. Its for the track Chocolate from their latest EP Music For Cars. The Manchester four piece are touring at the minute so if you get the chance check them out live but if not enjoy the gangster story line in Chocolate!
In the run up to a series of live dates in the US and Europe, LIARS – Angus Andrew, Julian Gross and Aaron Hemphill – have premiered a brand new video for ‘The Exact Colour Of Doubt’, directed by Markus Wambsganss, watch it here below!
Wambsganss, who collaborated with Liars on Drum’s Not Dead, has... (Read more)
Trixie Whitley will tour into the Spring in support of her debut record, Fourth Corner (Strong Blood). The dates feature a mix of solo performances along with some accompanied by a full band,... (Read more)
In anticipation for the release of their debut album, Bigfoot, on April 30, Cayucas have premiered their new single, ‘East Coast Girl’, to be released on May 27th. Check out the video below. Things are going well for the band – their previous single, ‘High School Lover,’ has had steady sales of over 1000 units... (Read more)
Belfast 4 piece Echo Raptors have released their second EP, She’s So Free. It’s awash with a indie-rock swagger that you thought had died with Jet and The Verve.
Journey and Whitesnake, with special guests Thunder, will appear onstage together for the first time ever taking in eight dates across the UK throughout May 2013. Tickets are available to book online from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, are responsible for creating some... (Read more)
American band Counting Crows first came to the public attention in1994 when they as a group of unknown musicians, filled in for the AWOL Van Morrison at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.
Counting Crows have sold over 20 million albums, including 5 Top 20 studio albums in the UK (3 of them... (Read more)
Scholars have released a video of their re-working of their new single ‘Black and Blue’, Scholars’ debut album ‘Always Lead, Never Follow’ will be released through Banquet Records on 8th April. ‘Black and Blue’ is out the week before and the band will be touring the country throughout March and April. Catch them at th... (Read more)
The Breeders. They’ve certainly have a bit of a whirlwind of a career.
They played their first show together on Friday 19 June 1992 in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club near Manchester. Two days later, they supported Nirvana in Belfast and Dublin, before playing at Glastonbury. Not many people can say they’ve had... (Read more)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Gideon have announced their first ever European tour, including 7 UK dates, taking place in March 2013. The band’s debut appearance in Europe follows up two extensive months of touring in the US with For Today and The Word Alive, and a headline tour in Japan.
Following the release of his fifth album ’40 Miler’ last year, ex-Avail singer Tim Barry is set to hit the UK in June for a string of live dates.The Richmond, Virginia-based singer-songwriter was last on these shores as support for Frank Turner last Autumn and now returns with his blues, folk, and country-inspired sound.
Tickets... (Read more)
To coincide with the release of his second album, Pale Green Ghosts, John Grant has announced a string of live dates across the UK and Ireland. Check out the dates below. Following the break up of The Czars, Grant took some time off from the music business before returning to recording and performing in 2010... (Read more)
All-American and multi-platinum anthemic rockers Drowning Pool will be releasing Resilence, their fifth studio album and third with Eleven Seven Music, on April 2, 2013. The album’s upcoming single “Saturday Night” is currently climbing the active rock radio chart in the U.S and the band recently premiered an additional track, “One Finger and a Fist”... (Read more)
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the American rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge. He is a founding member of both bands, and has also collaborated with many other artists over the years. He released his debut solo album, All I Was, in July 2012.... (Read more)
Local Natives have announced a major UK and European tour for the autumn, beginning in Cambridge, UK on 15 October and ending with a show in Paris on 20 November. The new dates come as the band is touring a run of sold out shows in the UK, including a show at London’s Scala on... (Read more)
Metal heavyweights Megadeth have announced that they will be touring the U.K. in June. They will play headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Megadeth have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction. The band are currently... (Read more)
Following the release of a second O2 show at 9am this morning iconic band Fleetwood Mac have now announced a third O2 on the 27th September! The band will now play The O2 on the 24th, 25th and 27th of September. The multi-Grammy winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will grace British soil... (Read more)
After the online success of their debut video ‘Titan’ (see below), Brighton 3-piece The Physics House Band have decided to give the track away for free as they announce their signing to Pink Mist label Blood and Biscuits. They have also confirmed a full UK tour for April. You can download the track from
Parkwood Entertainment today announced that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé kicks off in Europe on April 15, 2013. With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France and a four-night stint at The O2 in London, UK, this is Beyoncé’s first multi-city tour in over three years.... (Read more)
Following the announcement of their highly anticipated new album ‘Wonderful, Glorious’ – out on 4th February through E Works/Vagrant Records – EELS release details of an extensive tour.
Mark Oliver Everett and his band, guitarists The Chet and P-Boo, bass player Honest Al and drummer Knuckles, will kick off proceedings at The Limelight in Belfast... (Read more)
For those of you familiar with Hardcore music the name Vinnie Caruana isn’t anything new. The front man of the Brooklyn based Post-Hardcore band ‘I Am The Avalanche’ is releasing his own solo EP this month. Caruana says “I really felt like I owed this to myself and to all the people who... (Read more)
British rock band, Lower Than Atlantis, recently announced their UK tour: F**k It To The Man Tour. The four guys will be playing numerous venues around the UK and Ireland in April, kicking off in Belfast!
Young Hertfordshire rockers: Mike, Eddy, Ben and Dec have been very busy recently. In the past year, they’ve released... (Read more)
At this point, absolutely nothing can stop Drowning Pool. The platinum-selling Texas quartet continues to roll forward fearlessly as they announce the release of their fifth album Resilience on April 2nd!
Recorded at ‘House of Lord’ studios with Katao Khandwala again at... (Read more)
South Wales indie-pop act The Vestals are set to release their new single ‘Seventeen’ on February 11th. To get you ready for it, the guys have unveiled the video to accompany the track, check it out below.
It’s going to be a very busy few months for The Vestals as they’re also hitting the road... (Read more)
It’s official! Sheffield metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon, have brought out a video for their latest single: ‘Shadow Moses’! The video was released earlier today (22/1/13) onto Epitaph Record’s Youtube account and the bands Vevo.
The video involves the five lads: Oli, Matt, Lee, Jordan and Matt, first in a snowland area then on... (Read more)
On April 9, indie label Paracadute will release PYYRAMIDS’ full-length debut, Brightest Darkest Day. The band – helmed by Tim Nordwind from indie rock band OK Go and Drea Smith of the electro-pop outfit He Say/She Say... (Read more)
Dinosaur Jr will be touring the UK and Europe in January 2013 for the first time since May 2010, with many dates already sold out. They’ll be playing in support of their latest album I Bet On Sky, which is a true and worthy addition to the Dinosaur Jr discography, brilliantly imprinted with the... (Read more)
Following a year that saw a headline sold out Wembley Arena and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Winchester-born folk/punk hero Frank Turner starts 2013 by announcing the title, tracklisting and release date for his forthcoming album, plus details of a short run of UK headline shows.
2012 was a great year for Straight lines but 2013 looks set to be even better. Last year they released their brilliant second album ‘Freaks Like Us’ and they wasted no time in getting back in the studio as this year they will be releasing a new EP ‘Escapology’.
In support of the release of ‘Escapology’... (Read more)
THE BRONX ANNOUNCES RECORD RELEASE SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK CITY
UK TOUR STARTS February 8th
The Bronx (IV), The L.A. Punk Band’s First Album In Five Years,... (Read more)
Northern Ireland’s favourite rock band Axis Of are preparing for the release of their debut album ‘Finding St Kila” The band have a growing army of fans from their relentless touring with acts such as The Joy Formidable, Twin Atlantic and Therapy? and are set to further boost their popularity with the new album and... (Read more)
Hot on the heels of one of the busiest years of their career, Your Demise have revealed details of their next release. The follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Golden Age album will take the form of a furious four track E.P – ironically titled COLD CHILLIN’. The... (Read more)
Following his October 2012 support dates with Slash and sold out club shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, Grammy Award winning songwriter Mark Tremonti will return to the UK in February for a series of live dates.
This latest set of shows coincide with new single ‘Wish You Well’, which is set for release... (Read more)
Following the announcement of their greatly anticipated new album, Wonderful, Glorious, set for release on February 4, EELS released details of an extensive March UK tour, including a date in the freshly refurbished Limelight 1 on Thursday 14 March.
Los Angeles based hard rockers Black Veil Brides return with their third album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. The album is being released on January 7th via Lava Records/Island Records UK. The album marks the band’s first full length release since 2011’s Set The World On Fire which debuted in the US at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart,... (Read more)
Cornish Fish Punk 4 piece Crowns are taking to the road to highlight and raise awareness of the plight of Homelessness in Britain. Christmas for most people is a time of overindulging on food and drink, spending time with family and presents. However for those less fortunate, it’s a time of cold and loneliness, often... (Read more)
After a busy year of globetrotting and festivals Southampton trio Band of Skulls are back touring in the UK , tonight the band returned to Glasgow a mere 9 months after packing out the Arches only this time at the larger O2 ABC.
Band of Skulls are an English alternative rock band from Southampton, consisting... (Read more)
Crowns will kick-start 2013 in style, with the news, that the band will be special guests on the forthcoming Dropkick Murphy’s tour in January.
The Cornish 4-piece who released their brilliant debut album ‘Stitches In The Flag’ this month, on their own Ship Wreckords label, will be playing five shows, in... (Read more)
letlive. will make their much anticipated return to UK shores in the lead-up to the release of a new album in 2013. They get to tick off an item from their bucket list too, seeing as their live return will come in the form of a tour with the one and only Deftones.
Says... (Read more)
29 October saw a UK release of O’Brother’s album, Garden Window, through Triple Crown Records/Favourite Gentleman, produced by Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (who also have guest appearances on the album), and mixed by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Public Enemy).
Garden Window is an energetic, but at the same time, chilled out,... (Read more)
Following on from their recent debut hit ”Skirts”, – the album that plucks you from life and leaves you dancing the night away in a world where pacman would be in his element. Be prepared for the onslaught of drops that left us dancing all summer. Bristol’s The Other Tribe are now preparing to cause musical mayhem across some very intimate venues with their addictive dance... (Read more)
Australian metal band Parkway Drive are currently streaming their highly anticipated fourth album “Atlas” out now on Epitaph Records. Its brand new material from the band and is pretty amazing! The album can be listened to below! The new record is posed as one of the most highly anticipated heavy albums of the year and features... (Read more)
The remainder of tickets for the December tour will going on sale tomorrow bright and early at 09:00am – all the specific links for the different venues are as follows.
Saturday 15th December Newport Centre
Sunday 16th December Manchester Academy
Cardiff based sextet Among Brothers are set to tour the UK this November/December. The tour coincides with the release of their new double a –side 7” single “I am Certain/I Do Not Believe” out November 19th
through Too Pure Singles Club.
2012 was a busy year for Among Brothers, playing numerous international festivals and being... (Read more)
25-year-old West Coast Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, today announced that he will be playing a string of UK shows in January 2013. The tour sees the young Hip-Hop star playing London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, with tickets for the tour going on sale 9am on Friday 26 October, available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Hailed... (Read more)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich releases a new EP, ‘In The Open’ on November 19th, and is set to tour the UK and USA for the remainder of 2012. ‘In The Open’ features Ben’s ethereal vocals gliding over a wistful lament which proves that Ben was not just one of the most compelling new artists of... (Read more)
Deftones have announced a headline tour of the UK in February 2013. The tour sees the band play six cities, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and London. The gigs will showcase tracks from the bands seventh album Koi No Yokan which is released in the UK on November 12th as well as all the fans’ favs.... (Read more)
Welsh rockers, Lostprophets are hitting the road for a UK tour that kicks off in Wolverhampton on Nov 1st and finishes in Newport before the guys leave to Japan. Formed in 1997, Lostprophets have released 5 albums, selling almost 4 records. The band released Weapons in April this year to much critical accliam. The record... (Read more)
The mighty Motörhead are back! Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee are back on tour after 37 years and more than 20 studio records without ever changing their style.
In celebration of their 35 years on the road, last year the band released The Wörld Is Ours Vol 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace... (Read more)
Wisconsin’s Blessed Feathers have released their EP Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds and American Songwriter is running an exclusive album stream. The band also released a video that chronicles their time spent recording the album in Gardnier, NY. The video features Thor Harris of Swans & Shearwater, who collaborated with Blessed Feathers on... (Read more)
The Black Keys have announced their UK dates during their World Tour which started today in Sydney! The bands previous gigs have received phenominal reviews and these are not to be missed! Check out the dates below plus links to tickets!
Welsh – American rockers Howl Griff are celebrating the release of their album “Fragile Diamond” with an MPfree Fortnight. From October the 15th, the band has been allowing one track per day to be downloaded free of charge, but only for ten minutes. The time of availability is announced on the bands Facebook and
Fidlar’s are set to release their first LP via Mom + Pop and Wichita recordings. Recorded at their home studio, The album is set to be 14 tracks long and out in early 2013. Fidlar is Zac Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Brandon Schwartzel, and Max Kuehn. Elvis and Zac met at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA and... (Read more)
The Future Music Festival 2013 piñata has officially popped!
It’s the ‘Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome’ and this year Future Music Festival is set to rock your skulls off! We’ve been brewing something special, and full of more mind-blowing music than you can poke a cactus at… Future Music Festival 2013 is going to... (Read more)
It has been revealed that the UK’s doom heroes My Dying Bride will entitle their forthcoming opus ‘A Map of all our Failures’. It will be released October 15th on Peaceville Records on CD, double vinyl & special edition CD/DVD. The album recording & mix was recently completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with... (Read more)
To coincide with the announcement that their new album ‘I Am The House, I’m Dying’ will be released on the 29th October, The Hickey Underworld have made album track ‘Whistling’ available for a free download at the link below.
The band will... (Read more)
Death Rattle are preparing for the launch of their forthcoming EP, He & I on October 15th with the release of a new video of track Fixer. Death Rattle consist of Chris and Helen Hamilton and formed following the disbandment of their previous band That Mouth. The electronic duo site Nine Inch Nails and Depeche... (Read more)
In preparation for 2012’s most anticipated metal/hardcore album of the year, Boston’s most illustrious masters of heavy music, Converge are currently streaming their 8th studio album, ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, available October 8th via Epitaph Records (vinyl on Deathwish).
Fans are invited to stream the new album which includes original art for... (Read more)
The good people at Bella Union have just provided us with the tour dates of Wild Nothing. This lovely band’s latest album Nocturne has received very good critical acclaim so these shows hold plenty of potential. You might want to pencil one of these into your diary if you are based in the British Isles... (Read more)
Morain’s very first EP release ‘Are We Lost is set to be released as a free download through Indigo Records on 23rd September. Indigo is a label set up by members of the band Futures to release their own debut album and the project is backed by Brightblack Recordings. In anticipation of the release, the... (Read more)
Following the release of ‘(I Should Be A) Communist’, fanzine single ‘Starling’ and triumphant support shows for The Cribs, This Many Boyfriends have announced that their long-awaited, self titled debut album will be released on October 8th through Angular Recording Co and they’ll also hit the road for a headline UK tour.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Jarman of The Cribs at Edwyn Collins’ West Heath... (Read more)
The Killers have added a second Birmingham show to their first UK tour in four years. The band will now play an extra date on Thursday 1st November at the LG Arena Birmingham. The Las Vegas group, whose hotly-anticipated fourth studio album, Battle Born, is released on September 17th, will play their first UK tour... (Read more)
Mutiny Manchester will be presenting Londons most brutal hardcore band Knuckledust on the 9th September at Manchesters number one punkrock music venue. Serving out there brand of intense hardcore beats in Manchester 9th September at The Star and Garter. This ones bound to be one not to be missed, a great venue for... (Read more)
With just over a month until the release of their 5th full length album, ‘Mumps, etc’ and with a UK tour looming, Cincinnati alternative hip hop heroes WHY? unleash another new track ‘Jonathan’s Hope’ and are offering it to you as a free download, which is available below.
The album opener, ‘Jonathan’s Hope’ rattles forth... (Read more)
Indie kids on the block, Alt-J, have been causing quite a stir in the music bubble recently. With just 2012 debut An Awesome Wave in their back catalogue, they’ve got an admirable following and have played all key UK festivals summer 2012. This week Alt-J has announced several more European dates for their tour this... (Read more)
Held in the outskirts of Greater Manchester, The Ramsbottom Festival is an annual event that piles three days of music into one venue. The 2012 festival runs from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16th. Acts confirmed for the family friendly festival include, The Inspiral Carpets, I Am Kloot, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), The Leisure Society,... (Read more)
Bad Books is a collaboration between Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra. You can hear an early preview of the forthcoming album in “Forest Whitaker,” the first song off the new record, available via the Rolling Stone player.
II, the sophomore album from Bad Books, was recorded at Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta,... (Read more)
Female fronted band, Joia, have released their debut EP, “Match Light” available for free download on their official Facebook page. Formed in 2011, the band have already gigged in many of England’s most historical, famous venues such as Sheppard’s Bush Empire and Manchester Academy
The EP kicks off with the title track. The opening acoustic... (Read more)
Manchester band, The 1975 have released their new EP “Facedown” with the song “The City” been the lead song of the EP. ”The City” has been getting widespread airplay with the public wanting more from the 4 piece band from Manchester.
“Facedown” is now available here:
Nipping at the heels of their eagerly devoured ‘Sod in the Seed EP’, set for release on August 13th through City Slang (Europe) & Anticon (US), California’s alternative Hip Hop sensation WHY? have confirmed details of their fifth full length album.
Entitled ‘Mumps, etc’, the record will be released on October 8th to coincide with their UK tour – details below.
To... (Read more)
Los Angeles, Hardcore heavyweights Terror are set to tour the UK in October, as part of their European tour. This will be one tour not to miss, high energy, full impact Terror hold down a most valid reputation within the hardcore scene. Terror is most definitely one of the most brutal bands to come out... (Read more)
Slash returns to the UK in October 2012 for a series of headline shows.In May 2012 Slash stormed the charts worldwide with the release of his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love. Registering a No 4 chart entry in the USA and No 2 in Canada, Slash replicated this success in both Europe and Australasia with... (Read more)
Maverick Sabre has been added to the line-up for Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital. The London born, Irish raised star stormed the UK charts last summer with the anthemic single Let Me Go and followed that up with the brilliant debut album Lonely Are The Brave which reached No 2 in the UK and No 3... (Read more)
When the line-up for Belsonic 2012 was announced just before Tennents Vital 2012, peoples’ opinions in Northern Ireland were very much divided into two groups. On one side were the music lovers and on the other were those who thought the line-up was good. But then music lovers were saved with the announcement of The... (Read more)
Its six years since my first Wickerman festival experience and approaching the Wickerman 2012 site it’s almost unrecognizable. This festival has grown up from its small beginnings 11 years ago when the organisers gave out hot soup to keep the punters warm to one of Scotland’s most popular family friendly festivals that prides itself on... (Read more)
California’s WHY? have confirmed the brand new ‘SOD IN THE SEED EP’, to be released on the 13th of August via City Slang in Europe and Anticon in the US. The limited edition 1000 12” vinyl will only be available on the tour (dates below) and in selected shops. It will be also available digitally.... (Read more)
After three stagnant years and rumours that frontman Kele Okereke had been kicked out of the band, Bloc Party are returning with full effect.
Four, the band’s latest album, is just around the corner and a whopping 22 UK shows have been confirmed for October.
So what can we expect from the boys this time... (Read more)
Sylver Tongue was born from the Kandinsky-addled mind of a Purple Rain obsessed girl. Inspired by 70s sci-fi movies, psychedelic pop and the prowling grooves of Grace Jones and her warm leatherette, Sylver’s songs were hammered out on an old battered Juno and a shiny metal computer from the comfort of her underground cave.
Sylver... (Read more)
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It’s fair to say that over the past two years Tim Burgess has been a very busy man. In that time, the Charlatans singer has completed Telling Stories, an autobiography... (Read more)
Father John Misty has just announced a headline UK tour in November when he’ll return with this full band backing him.
Not only this, but Father John Misty has just revealed a new video from his acclaimed Fear Fun album, for the track ‘This is Sally Hatchet.‘ Another beautifully shot and pretty bizarre video that plays out like a... (Read more)
Bon Iver have now announced the remaining dates to be added to their European touring this year alongside the release of a special seven-track iTunes Session EP.
As anyone who’s witnessed them will attest, hearing Bon Iver live is, quite simply, all consuming. A vivid and powerful display, they bring a new complexion to the... (Read more)
Franz Nicolay has joined the label,Xtra Mile Recordings and will be releasing his brand new album this summer!
For his third LP ‘Do The Struggle’ – out on 6th August 2012 – Nicolay worked with producer oktopus, of the innovative New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek, to move beyond the singer-songwriter soundworld to create a dark, explosive, and cinematic... (Read more)
Every now and again a song comes along that drills into your head sets up home and lives there night and day….Boy Racer from Belfast band A Plastic Rose is indeed one of those ear worms.
The single is lifted from their debut album Camera.Shutter.Life sets out to create a new genre Disco Grunge but... (Read more)
Nada Surf are kicking off their summer tour dates with the release of the music video for the song “Waiting For Something,” off their recently released seventh album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. The video, directed by Violetta D’Agata, is described as a personal journey through interlocking time in the lives of several interconnected... (Read more)
There truly aren’t music festivals like Bonnaroo. Sure Lollapalooza and Coachella are known for being mammoths in terms of content and performances but Bonnaroo is the only festival I’ve ever been too which felt as though it had its own community that was incredibly loyal to the festival and the simple idea of having a... (Read more)
Epic is a word that’s often banded about when it comes to describing the music of many bands but in this case no other word comes close to describe Sound of Gun’s new single Antarctica. Lifted from their current album Angels and Enemies the single is produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour... (Read more)
Denuo are a Cardiff based band comprising of Welsh guitarist/singer Tom Mason and a four piece outfit which combine room-silencing moments of acoustic goodness with cinematic ambient rock. The Welsh band will be launching their new single on June 29th, with support from post-punkers Kutosis and Manchester band, Clockwork Radio.
The Moon Club, Cardiff
Blink-182 return to the UK and Ireland! The tour opens tonight in Birmingham and the trio will perform two nights at London’s O2 arena before arriving for first Irish show in 2 years at The O2, Dublin. All American Rejects will join Blink-182 as main support with Four Year Strong opening the Irish shows.
Dates:... (Read more)
LA quartet OFF! released their self titled album on May 14th and have now announced a string of European dates including a number of shows in the UK. Check out the video below to see what you can expect! You can catch the guys at any of the following:
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
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Let It Go is the debut EP from Leeds duo Fossil Collective due for release 11th June 2012 on Dirty Hit. The group mainstays are Jonny Hooker and David Fendick, two multi-instrumentalists, swelling to a five-piece for live performances. This is a collective by name and nature “we are always looking for people to come on... (Read more)
In February 2013 Jessie will be taking her live show on the road for her first 12-date UK & Ireland arena tour. The tour will follow a string of summer festival appearances including Wireless, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, Isle of White, Ibiza and Mallorca Live, T in the Park and Capital FM’s Summertime Ball.
onelinedrawing and Dave McPherson are hitting the road in the UK this month on the ‘Harvesting and Visiting’ tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’ alongside the 10th anniversary of onelinedrawing’s ‘Visitor’. Jonah Matranga aka onelinedrawing will be performing his album Visitor in it’s entirety at the shows.
Jonah began his musical career... (Read more)
Mindless Self Indulgence are returning after three years away to bring their explosive live show back to the UK. The band have confirmed a run of October dates including shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London.
Mindless Self Indulgence have been playing their electro-punk in cities across America with Jimmy Urine giving his own brand... (Read more)
Welsh trio The Joy Formidable, have wound up recording on their second album. Recorded on the road in America and also in a cabin in Maine, the album is being mixes by the legendary Andy Wallace of Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine and Jeff Buckley fame.
Brooklyn based five piece, My Best Fiend are about to kick off their first ever UK tour dates, which includes headline dates in London and Manchester, as well as The Great Escape in Brighton.
Following the release of the debut album In Ghostlike Fading, this will be the first opportunity to see the band perform... (Read more)
The Seattle music scene, famous for its contribution to breeding amazing musicians in the USA has once again delivered another rocking band that are coming for your ears this summer. Local garage duo My Goodness are about to unleash their energy-packed blues-rock to the UK and release their debut single ‘C’Mon Doll’ digitally on Monday... (Read more)
Seems to be the Madchester scene is taking off again with the likes of The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses now reformed and touring now New Order are embarking on their first live shows since 2006 but with one major element missing…. Peter Hook. Gillian Gilbert rejoins forces with original members of New Order... (Read more)
Well, looky what we have here, a festival for 20 of the queens. Yes that’s right, for £20 you can sample acts fresher than a bakery at this years got-to-go Festival. In it’s seventh year, Dot to Dot is a day festival showcasing the latest and greatest of new music.
Ones... (Read more)
Ben Howard at the Mandela Hall has SOLD-OUT, so to satisfy ticket demand the gig has been moved to the Waterfront Hall. Ben Howard is hitting the road in November for his biggest UK and Ireland, including dates at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on November 7th and the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on November 9th. Support for... (Read more)
Last.fm Presents have been promoting live music in the north of England by treating music fans to a trio of free gigs. The shows feature up and coming artists from the Last.fm Hype Chart. The first in Leeds featured Folks and The Sundowners, followed by Welsh rockers Straight Lines and locals Sonic Boom Six in... (Read more)
Flux Pavilion has announced a full UK headline tour. The ‘Standing On A Hill’ tour will kick off on 4 October at Cardiff Solus and will make its way around the country with 12 dates, ending in Glasgow on 20 October.
His London stop will see him headline the prestigious KOKO in Camden on 10... (Read more)
Karima Francis is hitting the road for a number of live shows around the UK in support of her forthcoming album The Remedy and her new single Wherever I go, which is released on May 14th.
Hailing from Blackpool, Karima Francis is a singer-songwriter that can hold the audience in the palm of her hand,... (Read more)
After supporting fellow Northern Ireland band Snow Patrol on a number of recent shows, A Plastic Rose are gearing up for the release of their debut album in June with the release of a new single Boy Racer and a string of headlining UK dates.
July... (Read more)
Anna Vogelzang is thrilled to announce a string of new tour dates in support of her recently released full-length album Canary In A Coal Mine (Paper Anchor Records). A fully crafted folk-pop album complete with poetic ballads, plucky banjos, shimmering strings and Vogelzang’s warm yet commanding voice, Canary In A Coal Mine has been met... (Read more)
OFF! Are preparing you for the release of their debut self titled album on May 7th with the premier of their new video to album track Wiped Out. Watch below. In support of the album, the LA quartet are heading to Europe in June for a string of dates. Free dowload below!
Welsh rockers, Future Of The Left have announced a UK tour to support the release of the band’s hotly anticipated album ‘the plot against common sense’, which is to be released on 11th June in the UK and Europe and 12th June in the USA.
Full dates are as follows:
We Are Augustines have announced the next single from their hugely successful album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships. Review HERE. The track, Juarez will be released on May 21st and is available either as a download or on 7” vinyl. The release of the single will coincide with the bands return to the UK for... (Read more)
5-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gga is set to make her return to the stage this Spring with The Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster on a 21 city european tour.... (Read more)
The past 12 months has seen the release of “Visiting Hours Of A Travelling Circus”, the debut album from Northern Irish alt-rockers Mojo Fury, which was lauded by all corners of the rock music press. The guys are back in the studio at the minute to record their follow up which is due out later... (Read more)
The Loved Ones vocalist/guitarist Dave Hause returns for a run of shows with good friends Alkaline Trio. Dave Hause’s debut solo album ‘Resolutions’ was released on Xtra Mile Recordings in October 2011.
Dave Hause played his first solo shows in 2009 and has since shared the stage with a wide variety of artists including Bob... (Read more)
The Zoo Project Festival, a boutique dance festival from the team behind Ibiza’s Zoo Project, have announced yet another batch of acts for the inaugural festival taking place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park from 14th-16th September 2012.
For the first time ever in the UK, global superstar DJ and producer Sasha will bring his critically-acclaimed... (Read more)
Last.fm Presents continues their promotion of live music with the second of their three FREE shows in the north of England, showcasing up and coming artists from the Last.fm Hype Chart. Last month, the first of these events took place in Leeds and featured The Sundowners and Folks.
Next up Sonic Boom Six will take... (Read more)
Los Angeles rock-pop group IT BOYS! have announced the release of their debut album, INTRODUCTION, out June 5th. The band will spend most of 2012 on the road showcasing the album; they’ve already confirmed dates with Breathe Caroline and The Ready Set as well as slot on this year’s Warped Tour and an upcoming UK... (Read more)
Death Grips are commencing a tour in North America before heading to Europe and Britain, in support of their new album The Money Store. The new album is the first of two the guys have promised us this year. On April 13th, the band will release the video for “I’ve Seen Footage” off The Money... (Read more)
Young Hines is getting you in the mood for his new album Give Me My Change, released April 10th, with a free download of the track “Can’t Explode” (Listen below)
Young gained the attention of Readymade Records owner Brendan Benson, when some painters who were decorating his house gave him a demo they had bought.... (Read more)
From Bellaghy, Co.Derry, N.Ireland, General Fiasco are Owen Strathern on bass, brother Enda on guitar, Stephen Leacock on drums and new guitarist / keyboard player Stuart Bell. The band’s debut album ‘Buildings’ released on Infectious Music in 2010 saw the N.Irish band play festivals and dates around the world including Japan, New Zealand & the... (Read more)
Indie pop band Maps & Atlases will embark on a headlining tour this spring in support of their new LP, Beware And Be Grateful. The tour kicks off in their hometown, with a May 11th show at the Metro in Chicago, and wraps up on June 19th at Amsterdam Hall in St. Paul.
The album,... (Read more)
Brighton singer songwriter Chris T-T will be touring the UK playing solo headline concerts in a month’s time. Since 1999 Chris T-T has released 8 albums, his latest album Love Is Not Rescue came out in 2010 to much critical acclaim. As well as music, he writes for magazines, websites and books, including a regular... (Read more)
Last.fm are continuing their promotion of live music with a trio of Last.fm Presents gigs in the north of England. Up-and-coming artists from the Last.fm Hype Chart will be performing small, intimate FREE entry shows.
Karima Francis was originally lined-up to headline the Leeds show but unfortunately had to pull out due to recording commitments,... (Read more)
Gigape favs We Are Augustines, lit up the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas last week and after their Coachella Festival appeareance in April, they will return to the UK for a number of live shows in support of their new album Rise Ye Sunken ships.This month the band spent a day at Abbey Road studios... (Read more)
Well here it is – the lineup we all wanted – well except Kurt Cobain! Foo Fighters and The Stone Roses will headline this year’s Tennents Vital festival, at Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August.
Joining our two mammoth headliners on the most exciting bill ever seen at a... (Read more)
Florence and The Machine @ Manchester Arena, 15.03.2012.Florence and the Machine returned to Manchester to play a packed-out MCR Arena. The gig also included support from Spector and The Horrors. Florence finishes her UK tour tonight in Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena. The Horrors play Belfast in May!
Sad news in the Holy State camp today as the band will part ways after the release of their debut LP ‘Electric Picture Palace’ & final UK tour. The band offer the following statement:”Dear friends:
Last.fm are continuing to bring the online experience to the live setting with a trio of Last.fm Presents gigs in the north of England. Up-and-coming artists from the Last.fm Hype Chart will keep their momentum going in 2012 by performing small, intimate free entry shows.
Summerlin are ready to unlease their debut album ‘You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire’ with title track single set for digital release on 19th March plus they have announced ive dates in April! Summerlin’s upcoming debut full-length, You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire, will be released on 14th May, 2012.... (Read more)
Foo Fighters, The Cure, Florence, Kasabian, The Black Keys and The Vaccines have been named amoung this years line-up at the Reading/Leeds Festival. The lineup also includes a vast amount of talent over a diverse range of musical styles including Angels and Airwaves, Paramore, The Vaccines, The Shins and Odd Future to name a few!... (Read more)
The Cribs have announced the arrival of a brand new single. Lifted from the forthcoming album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, ’Come On, Be A No-One’ has already proven to be a new highlight in the band’s ever expansive live set and sees The Cribs having reverted back to trio status in confident... (Read more)
New York rockers A Place to Bury Strangers kick off their current US tour today. The majority of the dates will be opening for the Joy Formidable, so get to the venues early if you’re planning on catching them. Average set time will be 8:45 on this tour. Dates below.
03/07/12 – Pittsburgh,... (Read more)
To celebrate the launch of their album Dream of the Inbetween, French Wives are offering you a FREE download of their fantastic new single Younger. The new album is a culmination of French Wives hard work over these last four years and follows the release of the singles Halloween / Dogfight (a double a-side), Me... (Read more)
Here is the new video from Gotye - Easy Way Out – the latest single to be lifted from the record-breaking, internationally-acclaimed album Making Mirrors. Driving Beck-eque guitar riffage make it an upbeat yet gritty affair; sweetened by a call and response chorus which showcases Wally De Backer’s unmistakable vocals. Coming in at just two frantic... (Read more)
Kanye West and Jay-Z have announced the dates for the European leg of their Watch The Throne tour. This will include dates in London and Dublin! ”It’s rare that a show of this magnitude lives up to its hype, but Kanye and JAY Z actually managed to exceed it. From the Tron-inspired laser show to the... (Read more)
Seeing a band progress is in my opinion the best part about being a music journalist. One of the bands I have seen throughout the years is O’Brother. I first encountered the band at Irving Plaza three years ago as they opened up for Biffy Clyro/Manchester Orchestra. Fast forward to now and the band has... (Read more)
Rock icon Chris Cornell has announced his first headline UK tour dates in over three years. UK audiences will be the first in Europe to get the chance to see Chris perform unplugged, up close and personal.
This much-anticipated ‘Songbook’ tour highlights works from Chris Cornell’s entire catalogue, including songs written for Soundgarden, Audioslave and... (Read more)
The Cribs are set to release their fifth album in May. Entitled In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, the album marks a return to their classic three-piece status.Recorded in upstate New York courtesy of Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio with Fridmann at the controls, a short self produced session at London’s Abbey Road and a few... (Read more)
Heres the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 – 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in... (Read more)
Brooklyn band We Are Augustines made a welcome return to Scotland as part of their current European tour to promote their debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships. Tonight the band are second billing to Frightened Rabbit on The Next Big Thing show, and were allotted 30 mins to prove their worth and prove it they... (Read more)
Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines have announced more live dates in the UK for February and March today following their sold out show at the Borderline last week. The band, who are currently supporting The Maccabees in Europe return to the UK for a few dates following a quick journey home to New York to perform... (Read more)
Since their inception in 2008, Glasgow’s French Wives have been working intensively to build a strong fan base in Scotland. Now, after a steady rise, the band is ready to release their debut album Dream of the Inbetween.
The album is a culmination of their hard work over these last four years and follows... (Read more)
Having scrubbed the decks of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Mike Davies and Xfm’s John Kennedy with their debut single ‘Kissing Gates’ – the good ship Crowns gets ready to set sail again with their new EP. The self-titled 6 track EP will be released on their own imprint – Ship Wreckords – distributed by PIAS and... (Read more)
Scottish band Simple Minds are to undertake a European tour later this month. The 16 date tour which kicks off in Portugal on Feb 14th and includes four dates in the UK and one date in Ireland.
This is going to be a treat for fans of their older material as the band will exclusively... (Read more)
Brighton-based duo Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell will return this year with their 3rd album ‘In Time To Voices’ out on March 26th and a new single ‘Cold’, released on March 19th via V2/Co-Operative Music. The band will also be hitting the road throughout the UK for an April and May tour.
Since the release... (Read more)
Idlewild guitarist / songwriter Rod Jones is hitting the road in February with his new band The Birthday Suit. After seven studio albums, four top 20 singles and numerous world tours, including supporting bands such as REM, Pearl Jam, U2 and The Rolling Stones, Idlewild decided to take a break to concentrate on their individual... (Read more)
Avant-garde pop provocateurs XIU XIU will return with a remarkable new album, ”ALWAYS “, to be released on Monday 27th February on Bella Union. This will be followed by a UK tour planned for March, those dates below:
Tuesday 13 March – MANCHESTER – The Ruby... (Read more)
Having ended 2011 supporting Funeral for a Friend and The Subways; Straight Lines are welcoming 2012 with the release of their new single ‘Half Gone’ and a UK tour with southern rockers Canterbury.
Straight Lines spent much of last year writing and recording their second full length record ‘Freaks Like Us’ which is set for... (Read more)
Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega touches down in the UK next January for a string of solo shows across the country. She returns with her full band at the end of February, with dates TBC. Lindi Ortega is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, known for her voice that has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton,... (Read more)
LA quintet letlive, are set to release their highly regarded recent album ‘Fake History’ on (X2) vinyl in February of next year to coincide with the band’s next trip to UK shores as part of the Kerrang! Tour. Kerrang! Magazine critics ranked the album as their Number 2 release of the year in a recent... (Read more)
It’s been announced that due to Grammy commitments, a number of dates on Skrillex’ forthcoming ‘Grey Daze’ UK tour have been rescheduled.
Grammy-nominated, Young Money/ Cash Money recording artist Drake, in the midst of his critically acclaimed Platinum sophomore album Take Care, three high charting radio singles “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud” featuring Nicki Minaj and “The Motto” featuring Lil Wayne, four new Grammy nominations and sold out performances in South Africa, has announced details and dates for... (Read more)
Worry is the new afro-beat tinged EP from Little Comets and is the follow up to their debut In Search of Elusive Little Comets. Its great to see them back with new, vibrant material – four intensely catchy tunes(plus the token acoustic bonus track!).
The first two tracks, Worry and Waiting In The Shadows In... (Read more)
Devonian roots-punk ensemble, Crazy Arm, embark on a short UK stint in December, fresh off the back of their hugely successful tour with Against Me! which saw them play sold out shows in France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and England. The band will be appearing alongside Great Cynics and Smokey Bastard at most of... (Read more)
Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan returns to the UK & Ireland in April for a set of dates in support of his much anticipated sophomore full-length album, out early 2012. “Beautifully”, the first official single from the upcoming album will be released in mid January.
Jay’s upcoming album is the follow up to his first full-length... (Read more)
Following his sold-out headline show at Hoxton Bar & Grill earlier this week, and recent support slots with both Wilco and Roy Harper, man-of-the-moment Jonathan Wlson has announced four UK live performances for January & February 2012.
Sunday 29 January – BRIGHTON – Old Market
Tuesday 31 January – LONDON – The... (Read more)
The Mindhammers EP is Hawk Eyes’ latest offering. This is the band’s last release on Brew before they move on to their new home of Fierce Panda. Previously the band released ‘Modern Bodies’ in November 2010, mixed by Kevin Vanbergen (80′s Matchbox B Line Disaster, The Pixies, Gallows) and mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering (Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck)
Through the... (Read more)
Sandro Schiena (vocals / guitar / keys) and Giuseppe La Mela (vocals / bass / keys) started the band in Rome, in a scene marginalised by glossy Italian mainstream pop and insider trading. However, with their Pavement / Phoenix inspired sound, they soon found themselves supporting acts like Cooper Temple Clause, The Futureheads and The... (Read more)
Bruce Springsteen will headline the Isle of Wight Festival for 2012. Springsteen & the E Street Band will take the top slot on Sunday June 24th. This will be Bruce Springsteen’s first visit to the Island and only his 3rd festival performance in the UK to date. Join us at the Isle of Wight Festival... (Read more)
Then Thickens, the new project from Kong’s Jon-Lee Martin, have announced a series of dates with Mariachi El Bronx. Coming straight out of Chorley, Then Thickens began life as the bedroom hobby of Jon Lee Martin, since then it has evolved into a 6 piece live act. The project was helped on it’s way from... (Read more)
Nottingham based four-piece Swound! Will be releasing new single ‘In My Head’ on 28th November. This will be followed by the band’s debut album ‘Into The Sea’ which will be released on the band’s own label The Grelmin Corporation early next year. Swound! will be touring with Electric Six before Christmas and are also plotting... (Read more)
Named after a spiral galaxy, Messier 83, M83 has announced a full UK tour for January 2012, with a second date in London at Shepherd’s Bush Empire after the Heaven show in December has sold out. Tickets on sale now.
The highly anticipated new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was released on 17 October... (Read more)
Platinum selling British duo The Ting Tings are set to embark on a string of intimate shows with a creative difference as they team up with some of the best arts and music courses in the country as part of their ‘Show Me Yours’ UK tour.
It’s easy for the reviews of ’4everevolution’, the new album from Roots Manuva to leave everyone with no doubt as to how important Rodney Smith is to British Hip Hop and British Music in general. Clocking in at just a few seconds under an hour long and consisting of seventeen tracks, the album covers every style from wonky... (Read more)
Rumer begins her UK tour at Blackpool’s Opera House on November 10. The nationwide trek will also take in stops including Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, before concluding with a huge show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 22.
Rumer’s November tour comes a year to the month of her debut album’s... (Read more)
Following their triumphant performances at this weekend’s Reading & Leeds Festival, Twin Atlantic are thrilled to announced a UK tour this Winter. Dubbed “The Free-ze Tour”, the dates see them travel the length and breadth of the country (which also includes 4 shows in their native Scotland). Having already sold out their UK tour earlier... (Read more)
Shed Seven are about to embark on a UK tour this December. The band will return to the road to play a selection of their hit singles whilst also celebrating the 15th anniversary of their platinum selling album “A Maximum High” by revisiting several of the tracks from that album.
Lead singer Rick Witter said... (Read more)
Having just completed a series of dates with Maybeshewill and Lite, Mojo Fury have now announced that they will be supporting iNMe on their 35 date mammoth UK tour next year. The dates are as follows:
Wed 22nd – SHEERNESS, The Ivy
Thu 23rd – BRIGHTON, Concord 2
Fri 24th – WEYMOUTH, Ocean Rooms
Sat 25th –... (Read more)
Following their debut album ‘Stereo Typical’ and release of their single ‘When I Was A Youngster’; Rizzle Kicks have announced a massive headline tour for Spring 2012.
This summer alone they’ve sold out both The Barfly and XOYO, supported both Dizzee Rascal and The Streets at Ibiza Rocks, headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading/Leeds... (Read more)
‘All Eyes’ is the thundering reintroduction to outstanding four-piece, Post War Years – due out 5th December on fledgling independent, ‘Labour of Love’.
‘All Eyes’, mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Bloc Party, Rage Against the Machine, Interpol), is a full on sound collage of cerebral and Avant-garde ideas. Abrasive Battles like beats, inexorable Vek like synths... (Read more)
Following their phenomenal performances at Reading and Leeds Festival a few weeks ago, Panic! At The Disco have confirmed that they will be returning to the UK for a headline tour kicking off on 25 January in Newcastle.
The eight date tour will include shows in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton before finishing up... (Read more)
Following this year’s sell out tour later this month, we are pleased to announce that Skrillex returns to the UK in February to embark on the Grey Daze Tour, his biggest headline UK tour to date which will see him performing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford, Bristol, London, Birmingham and Norwich.
Never Shout Never new album Time Travel out now plus new UK and Ireland tour dates also confirmed.
Australian metalcore giants Parkway Drive have announced a run of European 2012 spring dates. The tour will kick off in The Netherlands on April 6 and will hit 11 different countries throughout Europe, reaching its finale in Belgium, at Groezrock on the 28th of April.
“As far as we are concerned this European tour can’t... (Read more)
Following the release of their well-received second album, Mariachi El Bronx (II), in September, Mariachi El Bronx have announced a U.K. tour in November. They recently played rapturously received sets at both the Reading & Leeds festivals.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will embark on a UK tour in November in support of The Harrow & The Harvest. These will be the first Gillian Welch UK dates since 2004. Tickets are on sale now and dates are below. The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony Records/Warner Brothers Records), the new album by Gillian Welch,... (Read more)
Four Year Strong, have confirmed that they will release their new album “In Some Way, Shape, or Form.” in the UK on Island Records on November7th. The first single to be taken from the album will be “Stuck In The Middle”. The new material reflects a slight change of musical direction for the band and... (Read more)
Fountains of Wayne UK dates in November!Following the recent release of Fountains Of Wayne’s critically acclaimed new album, Sky Full Of Holes, the band will be playing the following UK dates: 9th November London, Scala 11th November Manchester , Club Academy. Recorded in New York City, Sky Full Of Holes features 13 new songs ranging from... (Read more)
Ed Harcourt announces two headline solo shows plus Lustre LP out now on Piano Wolf.Mercury-nominated purveyor of full-bodied chamber pop, Ed Harcourt returns to the stage this December for two headline solo shows, playing Manchester’s Matt & Phreds on December 15th and London’s Bush Hall on December 16th.
Eastpak, the authentic urban lifestyle brand, shouts out the return of Europe’s hottest punk rock tour for the final time this autumn. Featuring some of the biggest names to hit the scene in recent years, this edition of the EASTPAK Antidote Tour is set to rock it hard across Europe this fall. EAT will hit... (Read more)
In the wake of their triumphant headline slot at this year’s High Voltage Festival, progressive rock overlords, DREAM THEATER have announced their ‘A Dramatic Tour Of Events’ UK tour for early 2012. Guitarist John Petrucci is looking forward to the run, commenting “I couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming winter 2012 European tour. It... (Read more)
Following the release of their latest album ‘Bloodless Coup’ in April and a massive US tour, Bell X1 have announced four UK shows this December.
Fresh from the massive success of his debut solo single ‘No Regrets’, which entered the charts this week at No.1, Dappy announces a string of live dates across the UK this December.
There is nothing to compare with the excitement of experiencing Bellowhead live. From the wild, rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny, subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of woodwind. Let yourself be uplifted by the powerful... (Read more)
Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed two intimate Irish dates for February 2012.The ex-Pussycat Dolls frontwoman turned solo superstar and American X Factor judge, will play The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 15th February and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 16th February.
Belfast – The Waterfront HallTickets are priced 31.00 & 35.00 stg – on sale Friday 28th... (Read more)
Madina Lake have joined the expanding rock roster of Razor & Tie. The band has completed work on its new studio album, World War III, set to be released in the Fall of 2011. Prior to the release of the new record, the band will join this summer’s the Vans Warped Tour and will head... (Read more)
Incubus have announced an full UK tour for November as part of the IF NOT NOW, WHEN? WORLD TOUR.
Having sold over 13 million albums worldwide, Incubus’ extraordinary career has spanned over a decade, and includes six studio albums, which have spawned a total of thirteen Top 10 Rock hits with four singles debuting at... (Read more)
The Loved Ones vocalist/guitarist Dave Hause stays this side of the Atlantic a little while longer to hit the road with good friends Alkaline Trio. Playing all over the country as well as two dates in Germany – Hause’s army of followers is set to get even bigger!
Dates are as follows:
5 London... (Read more)
Alesana and We Came As Romans will be co-headlining a HUGE European tour in January / February of 2012! In association with MacBeth and Keep A Breast, Alesana and We Came As Romans will hit European shores along with special guests Iwrestledabearonce and Glamour of The Kill.
Joshua Moore – We Came As Romans: ... (Read more)
The Stone Roses will play outdoor shows at Heaton Park, Manchester on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June 2012 followed by a world tour, including Ireland. “We’ll ride it until the wheels fall off.” said singer Ian Brown.
Brooklyn-based We Are Augustines have announced the release of their brand new music video. Directed by Matt Amato, the music video for “Book Of James,” the band’s new single, stars young actor Brady Corbet and was filmed this summer in and around the boroughs of New York City. Taken from the band’s debut album, Rise... (Read more)
Its been a busy year for Enter Shikari with American and Australian tours, travelling to Bangkok to record their third studio album A Flash Flood of Colour… and now embarking on their self promoted sell-out UK tour.
Tonight the lads from St. Albans thundered into Glasgow to play the world famous Barrowlands. Approaching the venue... (Read more)
Crowns release new single ‘Kissing Gates’ on November 14th via Ship Wreckords / PIAS.Ship ahoy! Finally something on the horizon you can hold dear. If you’re lost in a murky sea, where songwriters parade Americana as the ‘new-folk’ – Crowns are here to throw you a lifeline with the release of their new single ‘Kissing... (Read more)
Glasvegas have announced a seven date UK tour for October to round off a busy year for the band.Having started in January with a tour around some of the more remote parts of Scotland, it’s fitting they will end their world tour for second album “EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\” with a hometown show in Glasgow.... (Read more)
Foster The People have announced details of a second show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday 20th November as part of their debut UK tour after the first show sold out. The band have also announced venue upgrades to some of the previously announced shows.
The full list of tour dates are:
Sunday... (Read more)
Rounding off an exceptional year that has included headlining festivals, Main Stage sets at Reading and Leeds and a chart bothering album, Frank Turner will release his new single ‘Wessex Boy’ on 28th November through Xtra Mile Recordings. Frank Turner has also confirmed his biggest headline show to date at London’s Wembley Arena for April... (Read more)
Hailing from the seaside town of Livorno, Italy, Metalcore outfit TASTERS (formerly known as Taster’s Choice) blasted out of their serene surroundings touting a blend of metal riffing, punishing breakdowns, mixed growl and screaming vocals and electronic elements.
The band formed in 1999 and released two full-length albums – “Shining” in 2005 (Shark Records/... (Read more)
Cymbals Eat Guitars bring the critically acclaimed sophomore album Lenses Alien (Memphis Industries), to our shores in January for a long awaited UK tour. Evolving in sound and line-up from their 2009 debut, Cymbals Eat Guitars are a relentlessly complex listen on record and a compellingly visceral live band. Rising Brooklyn band Milagres will be tagging... (Read more)
Mastodon to perform on Later With Jools Holland next week!Everyone’s favourite rock band, Mastodon are excited to announce a UK tour for early 2012. Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday October 12th and on general sale on Friday October 14th.
6th Manchester... (Read more)
This September saw Throwing Muses release the first ever compilation of their work, Anthology. Appearing 25 years after their debut album release, it contains a disc of tracks that were hand selected by the band, and a second disc of b-sides.
DJ Fresh aka Dan Stein is fast proving to be the game changer for crossover drum & bass and dubstep in the UK. With the release of No.1 single ‘Louder’, DJ Fresh has announced headline dates and festival appearances for November/December this year.
DJ Fresh’s single, ‘Gold Dust’, from last year went from underground anthem... (Read more)
Death In Vegas announce details of their first UK tour for seven years. They start in Glasgow King Tuts on December 3rd and finish in London at the Electric Ballroom on December 15th.
The new album, ‘Trans- Love Energies’, was released on September 26th and is receiving fantastic reviews, was written, produced and mixed by... (Read more)
The Smashing Pumpkins-Singer/Guitarist Billy Corgan, Guitarist Jeff Schroeder, Drummer Mike Byrne And Bassist Nicole Fiorentino–will return to the UK this November for a seven date tour including two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums.... (Read more)
Hyro Da Hero is thrilled to announce the new, rescheduled UK tour dates.All tickets for the original dates remain valid and if you haven’t bought yours yet, you better be quick!All tickets are on sale now and are priced £8.50 regionally and £9.50 in LondonHyro is currently working on a new mixtape and hopes to... (Read more)
The release of Howard James Kenny’s début album ‘Shelter Songs’ marked the culmination of a unique two-year journey. Emerging from a rusty, leaking cattle barn in rural Worcestershire after months of experimentation, Howard presented his beautiful, fragmentary tunes to a rapturous audience in March 2009. Wowing early crowds with suites that build from the sweet hushed intimacy of... (Read more)
The recording of Ane Brun’s new album, It All Starts With One would have been underway as early as 2010, were it not for Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco inviting Ane on tour. Much to the frustration of her fast-growing fan base, accumulated over the previous three studio album and periods of hard touring, Ane Brun’s own album had to wait. This,... (Read more)
Exciting times for Bella Union’s rising star JONATHAN WILSON… Amongst his rapidly-growing fanbase are Jeff Tweedy and the guys from WILCO who have invited Jonathan to join them as special guest across their European tour. The tour begins in the UK in late October before the guys head off to Europe for three weeks of... (Read more)
Manchester UK artist Butcher The Bar (aka Joel Nicholson) has debuted a brand new, gravity-defying video for “Alpha Street West,” taken from his newest Morr Music release, For Each A Future Tethered. The video comes just in time for a European tour with select dates supporting Death Cab For Cutie. Ben Gibbard first discovered Nicholson’s... (Read more)
Ane Brun announces details of her new studio album ‘It All Starts With One’ released November 14tht via Balloon Ranger Records. The recording of Ane Brun’s new album, It All Starts With One would have been underway as early as 2010, were it not for Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco inviting Ane on tour. Much to... (Read more)
Idlewild guitarist / songwriter Rod Jones, is back with a remarkable new band, The Birthday Suit. Their debut album, The Eleventh Hour, is a return to the noisy pop moments that originally established him as a legend in the UK music scene.
Following on from their dates supporting Lifehouse and 3 Doors Down in June THE CRAVE announce dates for October. Of their Sonisphere Jagermeister Stage performance Kerrang (KKKK) were in awe of their “vast choruses and winning charisma” as the band continue touring their critically acclaimed, Matt Hyde (Fightstar, Slipknot, Trivium, Gallows) produced debut album ‘Breaking... (Read more)
Lanterns On The Lake released their debut album, “Gracious Tide, Take Me Home”, on Bella Union last week to a number of rave reviews. Newcastle’s finest will be taking to the road in October as special guests to Yann Tiersen before embarking on their own headline tour in early and late November.
All those dates... (Read more)
Nikki Garnett has released her new single Soulless X. Born and raised in Manchester, England, Nikki has garnered attention from fans and critics alike, courtesy of her unique vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyrical style.
In light of the recent riots in the UK, Nikki has decided to donate a portion of her new single’s proceeds to... (Read more)
Legendary rocker John Fogerty has announced a series of live shows at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre. “Looking Out My Back Door: John Fogerty Performs Live! The Albums of Creedence Clearwater Revival” will see Fogerty perform in their entirety “COSMO’S FACTORY” on November 17th and “GREEN RIVER” on November 18th.
In addition, Fogerty will... (Read more)
Funeral For A Friend are set to release a new nine track EP which will serve as an expansion to their ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ album, released earlier this year. Titled ‘See You All In Hell’, this collection of tracks will include one brand new song ‘High Castles’ as well as a selection of live, acoustic... (Read more)
&U&I will release their debut full length ‘Light Bearer’ through their own Ondryland record label on 21st November, 2011. The band released their first EP ‘Kill the Man that Shot that Man’ in October 2010, picking up great reviews and making themselves known to British Rock press, scoring an Introducing piece in Kerrang!
Produced by... (Read more)
While KONG continue to work on the follow up to 2009′s Snake Magnet album, front-man Magpie aka Jon-Lee Martin has unveiled details of a brand new project Then Thickens.
Jaz Coleman and Co. hit the road again in March 2012 in support of their new live DVD/CD titled “Down By The River” which will be released in January 2012 via formats including a download version, CD, double vinyl and some very special editions.
Recorded at the The Royal Festival Hall, London during their recent... (Read more)
Sparrow and the Workshop will release a new single “Faded Glory” on October 10th through Distiller Records as a digital download. The track was produced and mixed by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno / Sam Amidon), and is the 2nd single to be taken from their recently released acclaimed album, “Spitting Daggers”. The album will also be released... (Read more)
Treetop Flyers release their new single ‘It’s About Time’ through Communion Records on 18th September, and will mark the release with a single launch party at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on Tuesday, 19th September.
Self-produced at Courtyard Studios, Oxfordshire, ‘It’s About Time’ was recorded by Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Band Of Skulls) and features the b-side... (Read more)
It’s the kind of trippy music to make you want to wear a white t-shirt and aviator shades then take off said t-shirt and dance. There’s more than a nod and wink to early 90s Manchester but Born Blonde’s slightly folksy undertones and psychedelic bravados breathe a lot of life into the alternative music... (Read more)
The Rifles return with their long awaited and much anticipated third record Freedom Run, a new studio album that bristles with a newly found energy, confidence and maturity. Freedom Run is due for release 19 September 2011.
Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such... (Read more)
Funeral For A Friend announce UK headline tour.Dates with Escape The Fate and The Amity Affliction in October.On sale Friday 17th June at 9am.Hot on the heels of the release of Funeral For A Friend’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ earlier this year, the band have announced a new crop of headline dates... (Read more)
12th June – Parklife Weekender festival, Platt Fields Park, Manchester.The festival, headlined on the Saturday by Two Door Cinema Club attracted some 40,000 hardy souls over the weekend and Gigape joined the party for the more dance oriented Sunday.
Sunday featured DJ sets from the likes of Annie Mac and Mark Ronson through the... (Read more)
Following this week’s triumphant intimate warm-up shows (the roof of Shepherd’s Bush Empire was reportedly eventually found floating in Chelsea Harbour in the early hours of the morning), and the band’s full-blown main stage ‘comeback’ show at this year’s Download Festival, The Darkness make their return to touring with an extensive UK run in November... (Read more)
What does Country Mice front-man Jason Rueger have in common with less than 300 people in the US? Growing up in Beattie, that’s ruralest of rural Kansas. On a farm of course, that was passed down through three generations of his family and old enough to be on the Pony Express route. “Family, friends, and... (Read more)
Australian duo An Horse premiered today a Chuck Brody remix of the first single ‘Dressed Sharply’ from their sophomore album Walls.
An Horse just wrapped a six week run of dates across the US from release night in New York City to Bamboozle... (Read more)
The debut appearance from this Madchester-inspired festival was full of promise, yet not without it’s fair share of first-year hiccups. Set in the grounds of the beautiful Capesthorne Hall, the Friends of Mine festival was born out of a monthly indie club night that first appeared in Manchester at the start of the naughties, and quickly... (Read more)
White Lies have announced details of their biggest U.K. headline show to date. They play London’s prestigious Wembley Arena on Saturday 17th December 2011.
The Wembley show marks a significant jump for the band who have already enjoyed a very fruitful 12 months. Last year saw them play U.K and European stadium support slots with... (Read more)
Various Cruelties have announced details of the release of their debut single. Neon Truth will be self-released on their own Almanac Recordings on Monday 23rd May 2011. Released on limited 7” and CD and as a 4 track download, the single tracks were recorded on the Isle of Wight with Boe Weaver.
The download also feature 2 demo tracks which... (Read more)
Stagecoach melt faces at fifty paces with junk-pop juggernauts about pizzas, chess leagues, and Buffy. This plucky 5-piece from the Surrey Hills are back on the road in June with a full UK tour in support of their new AA single, ‘Tony Hawk/Jonah Lomu’. The single will be released via This Is Fake DIY on... (Read more)
Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, is set to bring his groundbreaking masterpiece, The Wall, to Europe in 2011.This is the first time The Wall has been performed in over 20 years.Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ will trek through over 25 European cities to mark the 30th anniversary of the album’s release... (Read more)
Cage The Elephant and Manchester Orchestra Rock Terminal 5 A New One!Seeing a band progress throughout the years is an amazing thing. Seeing two however is even more incredible.This is something I got to experience last night at Terminal 5.
I got to photograph the band O’ Brother who is from Georgia. The band have... (Read more)
Native Speaker the debut long player from hotly tipped Canadian quartet BRAIDS started as a musical experiment, now several years on, the results of that experiment are starting to be realized. BRAIDS have spent the last few months wowing audiences across America with their live show, including tastemakers at this year’s SXSW. UK audiences are... (Read more)
One of indie rock’s greatest success stories and multi Grammy-nominated quartet, Death Cab for Cutie have announced the release of their hugely anticipated new album, ‘Codes And Keys’ set for release on 30 May through Atlantic Records. The debut single from the album, ‘You Are A Tourist’ will be released on 16 May.
May 2010 saw rock icon Slash release his debut solo album “Slash” on Roadrunner Records. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy... (Read more)
30 Seconds To Mars & Beady Eye to headline Belsonic 2011 in association with ABSOLUT. Also confirmed -Example with Dizzee Rascal, The Vaccines with Beady Eye. Building on the overwhelming success of the 2010 run of shows, BELSONIC in association with ABSOLUT returns to Belfast’s Custom House Square this August. One of the largest and... (Read more)
Manchester-based artist Butcher The Bar (aka Joel Nicholson) has announced his first new material in three years in the form of sophomore LP, For Each A Future Tethered, set for release via Morr Music on June 21.
Butcher The Bar gave us insight into his deepest thoughts three years ago with his debut,... (Read more)
The Parklife Weekender 2011 announces Chase & Status as first headliner.More time, more stages and more talent for year two Sat 11th & Sun 12th June 2011 Platt Fields, Manchester!The Parklife Weekender 2011 confirms a dazzling line up across an increased seven arenas hosted by different friends and partners each day. Expect drum... (Read more)
With Kendal Calling 2011 shaping up to be the biggest one yet, the Northern event on everyone’s lips have revealed more world class acts for the line up; House of Pain, Frank Turner (will full band) and Easy Star All Stars are all headed for the mainstage! Without further ado the Glow Dance Tent can... (Read more)
Sparrow and the Workshop will be releasing their new album ‘Spitting Daggers’ on May 23rd through Distiller Records. The album was produced and mixed at the new recording studio, The Distillery, by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno / Sam Amidon). ‘Snakes in the Grass’ will be the first single and is also released on May 23rd;... (Read more)
FROM MARK, TOM AND TRAVIS: It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce our planned 2011 European Summer tour has been rescheduled. When we booked the tour last year, we were confident that we would have the new album out before the Summer. Turns out we were mistaken as the album is taking... (Read more)
“The Errant Charm” is a superb soundtrack for an afternoon idyll. Vetiver bandleader Andy Cabic spent hours wandering the streets around San Francisco’s Richmond District, listening to rough mixes, tinkering with lyrics and arrangements. As the summery “Can’t You Tell” unfurls, you’ll begin to pinpoint some of the album’s unifying elements, the integration of drum... (Read more)
“Simple Math” is the first single off Manchester Orchestra’s much anticipated third album of the same name and the follow up to the band’s acclaimed sophomore album, Mean Everything to Nothing. Much like the album itself, the “Simple Math” video is told through the eyes of frontman Andy Hull, as he questions everything around him... (Read more)
Seattle indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie are back in 2011 with a new album entitled Codes and Keys that comes out at the end of May, and they are following it up promptly with a brief club tour through Europe which also includes a stint at the UK’s Hop Farm Festival in Kent.
If... (Read more)
New Jersey’s passionate rock band Thursday returns on April 11 with their most dynamic album to date, No Devolución. On their sixth studio album, Thursday explores elements of post-rock, indie, art and experimental styles, blending it all with their post-hardcore roots for a beautifully cathartic experience unlike anything they’ve done before.
Emotionally charged atmospheric... (Read more)
This second offering from Steve sees him playing alongside Sir Paul Mccartney and the Dixie Chicks. You probably know Steve best as the Grammy and Emmy winning actor, comedian and author. Rare Bird Alert is the follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2009 release, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo).
The Steep Canyon Rangers, who... (Read more)
From the opener “Let’s run away and pretend we’re not in love’ you can tell you’re in for a long-overdue dose of punk-pop frivolity. Bowing For Soup have been entertaining us for over 10 years, and their zeal for gross-out pop (the occasional heartfelt maudlin ditty aside) has not waned.
New Album ‘Fishin’ For Woos’... (Read more)
Formed in Birmingham in 2007, the band are Nik Taylor-Stoakes (vocals), Carl Gethin (guitar), Paul Gethin (guitar), David Barker (drums) and Rich Bellamy (bass). 2010 saw them release their debut album to massive critical acclaim, receiving accolades from publications such as Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Classic Rock Magazine. They’ve also received regular airplay... (Read more)
Neil will now play 3 dates at London’s O2 with the extra date being on Wednesday 13th July. Tickets for the extra date go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 7th April at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk
Neil Diamond will play the LG Arena Birmingham on June 28 and 30, an outdoor show at Glasgow’s Hampden... (Read more)
Are you ready for the sleaziest summer ever?Fresh from selling out her entire US tour in just a few short minutes & conquering Australia earlier this year leaving a shiny trail of glitter & sweat behind in her wake, global pop sensation KE$HA has announced she will bring her ‘Get Sleazy’ World Tour to the... (Read more)
Rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band this November/December to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his 3x platinum selling album ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’.
After the phenomenal success of his ‘Bare Bones’ solo-acoustic tour last year, Bryan will be hitting the road for a... (Read more)
Kylie plays the first of four nights at the MEN Arena,Manchester.The original deminuative pop princess Kylie hit Manchester’s MEN Arena for the first of four nights on her Aphrodite: Les Folies tour.Aphrodite: Les Folies is more than just a tour, with a major commercial sponsorship and the kind of stage show that would put some... (Read more)
Underworld Confirmed for SW4.”London is our town and we love to play in front of a home crowd. SW4 is going to be amazing this year and we can’t wait to play there. It’s a party in the sun for London’s night people. See you there”. Karl Hyde (Underworld).Karl Hyde and Rick Smith aka Underworld... (Read more)
‘Chapel Song’ is the first video offering from We Are Augustines’ forthcoming album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’ that has been wonderfully produced by Dave Newfeld of Broken Social Scene.The mp3 is free to download from their website www.weareaugustines.com now and will be made into a limited edition vinyl, available through the website and on their forthcoming tours only.... (Read more)
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the dates for the tenth annualBonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Confirmed to take place June 9 – 12, 2011, the four-day festival will once again be held at the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee,60 miles southeast of Nashville. Special, limited ticket pre-sales for the... (Read more)
Mojo Fury will release “Visiting Hours of a Travelling Circus” CD on 9th May 2011 and digital download on 8th May via Graphite. Mojo Fury have been during the latter stages of 2010, although that would be an all too simplistic overview of a band who have literally been living in their van for the... (Read more)
Iron Maiden announce special guests.Live Nation is pleased to announce that the special guests for Iron Maiden’s The Final Frontier World Tour UK dates have now been confirmed, and they are some stellar names from the world of rock and metal.
Aussie Rockers Airbourne will be joining Maiden for all regional shows except Belfast; Power Metal heroes... (Read more)