Revelations Tour UK In Glasgow……..Absolutely cracking weekend for music in Glasgow…Placebo, The Mission, Fields Of The Nephilim and Primal Scream all to choose from.. The Academy was to host a very rare opportunity the catch goth superstars The Mission and Fields of The Nephilim sharing a stage on a joint headliners on the Revelations Tour... (Read more)
Original emo rockers and arguably the best Placebo take a sold out Glasgow O2 Academy filled with an expectantly strange mix of fans to promote their excellent new album Loud Like Love. You know you’re in for something special when there is an entourage of three tour buses and three massive trucks park outside.
Purveyors... (Read more)
Reminds me of old rock and roll where the drums, music and an aggressive tone is thrust at you right from the offset – I LOVE IT. The song reflects the emotions the two piece underwent during an adventure one night whilst lost in the woods and looking for their mates car; and yes her... (Read more)
After being discovered playing obscure songs underneath a tree in Savannah, Georgia by Ryan Graveface (Graveface Records), to announcing a headline winter tour, The Casket Girls’ rise to prominence has been unrelenting. “Same Side”, a single from their sophomore album True Love Kills The Fairy Tale, has been premiered on Nylon and is available for... (Read more)
The dominating and fast paced vibes by the European rock band, the TRUCKFIGHTERS, are set to release their fourth album. The gifted musical triangle, from Sweden, are set to release their latest album entitled UNIVERSE, which is set to be released in the US on February 4th via Fuzzorama Records.
UNIVERSE ignites with the... (Read more)
After having a triumphant year in 2013 with their latest album ‘The Greatest Generation’ and lauded festival performances at Slam Dunk and Warped Tour Europe – The Wonder Years are all set to continue their touring onslaught in 2014.
With support from A Loss for Words and State Champs, the band... (Read more)
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)
Californian duo Middle Class Rut are set to release the video for their new single “Dead Eye” on December 23rd. The band, currently on tour supporting Papa Roach, said about the video, “ Going in to it, we didn’t have a real definitive idea of what the video would be exactly. Walking around Alaska in... (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)
The girls are taking over. Another decent all female bluesy rock band has emerged. They are called Rouge. And this one… is British (dun dun dun!). Their music moves with the sexual allure of Deap Vally (if Deap Vally haven’t yet made their way to your ears check them out here: http://andrewchapman.gigape.com/user/2013/10/21/sistrionix-by-deap-vally-out-now-good-god/) and the... (Read more)
Having sold out his two December 2013 London shows in a matter of days, folk balladeer extraordinaire Nathaniel Rateliff is coming back in early 2014 to treat fans up and down the country to his most extensive tour of the UK yet. His Belfast date just announced will be at McHughs Basement on Monday 20h... (Read more)
Rising Belfast indie starlets Go Wolf have announced a very special Stiff Kitten Christmas headline show with a selection of fine local guests for Friday 20th December. Only together a short while, Go Wolf have already achieved so much. Their debut single ‘Voices’ was featured on the Kitsune Maison #15 compilation and have already supported... (Read more)
Trevor Powers sits centre stage, his long coiled hair bouncing in rhythm as he pounds down on his keyboard. The audience is held captive, unable to draw their eyes from the stage as the music flies onwards.
On Monday, November 18th, American band Youth Lagoon performed at the Debaser Medis venue in Stockholm to a... (Read more)
Thursday 20th February 2014 will see the return to Belfast of charismatic Bristol singer George Ezra for a special intimate show at McHughs Basement. The first thing that strikes you about young Bristolian singer-songwriter Ezra is his raw, gravelly voice, which was given space to dominate the moving soft percussion and jaunty guitar joined choruses.... (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)
Sometimes all you need is a guitar and smoking voice. It helps if you have bags of soul, a swinging band and the ability to play the aforementioned guitar like a cracked up Nile Rodgers going down on Madonna in Studio 54. Black Joe Lewis may lack the leather nosebag however man this band can cook. Chief... (Read more)
Indie fan favourites Editors bring their new album The Weight Of Your Love to Glasgow’s Barras (Barrowlands) on the penultimate penultimate!! date on their extensive European Tour which started way back in August in St Petersburg…
The new album The Weight Of Your Love released in July 2013 is a fairly meaty offering with more... (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)
Rocks favourite San Diego residents, Pierce The Veil are excited to announce a re-release of their outstanding album ‘Collide The Sky’ complete with brand new DVD ‘This Is A Wasteland’ on 25th November via Fearless Records. Artwork and a trailer for the DVD can be seen at http://piercetheveil.net/thisisawasteland“
The DVD is an hour long documentary which follows the... (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)
Well well well, it’s been quite some time since I last wrote an exciting piece for all of you lovelies at www.gigape.com. I’ve missed you all so much. But it’s okay, I’ve got something really great coming up.
That’s right. I jetted off last week to see the amazing... (Read more)
SLEIGH THE UK 2013 COMES TO THE PICTURE HOUSE ON 17 DECEMBER
The Picture House are pleased to announce that Sleigh The UK 2013, featuring The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones will be coming to Edinburgh this year for an exclusive one-off Scottish show, kicking off the tour on Tuesday 17... (Read more)
Winter 2008 – A month after turning 17, Donivan Berube, Florida native, disassociates himself from the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses (and therefore his entire family, forever), packs his life into a tiny car, and drives 36 hours north into a Wisconsin blizzard. Things are a little intense.
Spring 2009 – Jacquelyn Beaupre’ meets Donivan at... (Read more)
So Many Ways is all things good about metal, rock, and punk incarnated in five passionate, all-American musicians. This embodiment of pure badassness propels the members of So Many Ways to wreck necks at all costs until the world remembers what these unholy genres are supposed to be about. With the upcoming release of their SEER... (Read more)
Check out Ships, a track of the self released debut album from Cold Summer, a rock / post hardcore band based in Leeds / Wakefield, UK. With a strong DIY ethic at the forefront of their agenda, they’ve been together for about two years now.
They sound in the vein of Thrice, La Dispute, Touche... (Read more)
With the beautiful pounding ‘All Your Love Is Gone’ stacking up the plays and scoring praise across the web & radio, Boxed In reveals the b-side to his debut single today. Described by The Guardian as “a Hot Chip-ish dance delight”, ‘Legacy’ is the second of two tracks that will make up Boxed In’s 7” single... (Read more)
As is customary every year, Beans On Toast will be releasing his brand new album on his birthday 1st December 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
‘Giving Everything’ is Beans’ fifth album in five years – all of which have also been released on his birthday whatever day it falls on!
The album was recorded in... (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)
New release of “Lucid Dreams”, the latest single from British DJ and producer Mat Zo is here! The hotly anticipated debut album “Damage Control”is too.
Called “One of the smartest producers in EDM” by the New York Post and “a brilliant young British talent” by BBC Radio 1′s Pete Tong,the 23-year-old Zo is riding a... (Read more)
Yeasayer have announced details of a limited edition live album, available on double vinyl with booklet and download from 25 November 2013.
Good Evening, Washington D.C. was recorded as part of the band’s worldwide Fragrant World tour, on their sold out two-night stand at Washington D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club on 14 and 15 November 2012.
It takes effort to make music this nonchalant, and judging by Wooden Shjips latest tour schedule it would seem this band are set for some serious hard graft. Their latest album “Back to Land” is garage rock that crashes through the flotsam and jetsam then casually asks if they made it to the right place. Beautifully nuanced throughout,... (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)
Saturday 9th November: American Music giants ‘The Nation’ arrived in belfast touring their sixth studio album ‘trouble will find me’, bringing with them their critically alclaimed music to the Odyssey arena for a night to remember.
Supporting them in Belfast, was England based band ‘This is the Kit’.
Putting on one superb show, the floor... (Read more)
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Sir Sly released their first music video today for the song “Gold”. The video was directed by award-winning director Ellis Bahl (Alt-J). The thrilling minimalist video is full of tense and suspenseful moments, with an unexpected climactic ending. Gold is the title track of the band’s recently released Gold EP,... (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)
Earlier in the summer Soft Metals released their sophomore album Lenses and have been keeping themselves busy ever since.
Following release the duo set out on two month North American tour, which included a performance at Captured Tracks Five Year Festival and then most recently played The Echoplex with ADULT. Between the tour and this... (Read more)
Kenna is a Grammy-nominated musician, philanthropist and Chief Vision Officer and lead creative of the new Myspace. He was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he became friends and career-long collaborators with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.
Kenna has worked and toured with Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Mark Ronson, No Doubt, N.E.R.D and Depeche Mode’s... (Read more)
Hailing from Dublin, tonight saw Little Green Cars kick off their UK and Ireland tour in Glasgow in the well known hub of up and coming talent King Tuts.
After creating a big stir towards the end of 2012 after release of their debut single ‘The John Wayne’, they received widespread critical acclaim and an... (Read more)
Fresh off the heels of a full US tour with fellow indie rockers Surfer Blood, NYC’s Team Spirit is back with two live videos for “F*ck The Beach” and “Jesus He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory). The videos are the final installments in the five part live video series from the Team Spirit... (Read more)
Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn. Meath’s powerful voice is front and center, unjoined by fellow harmonizers as it is in her folk group, Mountain Man. Sanborn, who plays bass in the genre-destroying Megafaun, creates intricate, pulsing grooves for Meath’s voice to inhabit.
“I grew up with more shit than most people and with a lack of a certain kind of suffering that, in some people, signifies true living and experience. So I became self-destructive. But that attitude isn’t sustainable, so I found my way back to brightness and more constructive ways to live. Both are reactions to the same thing: death.... (Read more)
Time Travelling With The Boomtown Rats………Back in the late 70’s The Boomtown Rats were one of the hundreds of bands hovered up into the New Wave genre…not quit punk and not quite pop, the type of band your mum would let you go and see and still keep a level of coolness with your mates... (Read more)
Written and arranged over the span of two years, it’s almost concept-album feel as we follow and hear the indiscretions and emotions of a single entity throughout builds together to form a release that feels so markedly different from anything else currently available.
Lonely opens the album to a growing swell of pent-up intent;... (Read more)
Olivia Sebastianelli releases new single ‘Despite The Day’ on 23rd December.It has been a busy 6 months for Anglo-Italian singer-songwriter Olivia Sebastianelli. After releasing her debut single ‘Rose of Stone’ earlier this year as a free download, she released her first EP ‘Perfect Getaway’ on 6th October whilst touring the UK with Nina Nesbitt.
Tuesday 4th February 2014 will see the Belfast debut of the alternative country Canadian band The Deep Dark Woods. Now on their fifth album, The band returns from the wilderness with Jubilee, a celebration of community, camaraderie and feverish cabin creativity. With Jubilee, The Deep Dark Woods revel in the jangly, freewheeling days of psychedelic... (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)
Glasgow’s newest music venue The Hydro is fast becoming the place of choice the biggest acts when visiting the city, tonight drum and bass duo Chase and Status bring their Brand New Machine tour to The Hydro accompanied by an amazing light and stage show.
The London electro metal duo comprise of Saul Milton (Chase)... (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)
Now for topical titbit about the naming of indie band, Cymbals Eat Guitars. Their name is removed from a quote by the recently departed rock legend Lou Reed. When asked how to surmise the Velvet Underground’s sound by one of the journalists he stoically loathed, Reed replied in typically dismissive fashion that their sound was... (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)
London based group Savages have been making 2013 their year. Thanks to relentless touring and an incredible debut album, Silence Yourself, Savages have won over loads of new fans. The band were in NYC for the CMJ Music Marathon, where they headlined their biggest show here so far at Terminal 5. Photos from the gig... (Read more)
Future of the Left release their latest album, ‘How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident’ on October 21st, Via their own label, Prescriptions.
‘How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident’ is a very raw album loaded with infectious vocal harmonies and colossal guitars. This album deals with everything from sex and drugs to reality TV... (Read more)
Peggy Sue, the incredibly talented post-folk band from Brighton, has at long last announced the release of their new album. After two years of touring the world they are now back with their new album entitled ‘Choir of Echoes’ .
The album moves to new post-folk levels mixing folk and gospel. This can be heard... (Read more)
Glasgow underground punks SOS (formerly known as Strawberry Ocean Sea) have just released the official video for their new single ‘ROCK N ROLL’ It’s a dirty, flashy and dynamic video to match the sleazy sound and vibe of the song which is set for release as a free download on 28.10.13
Having already been labelled... (Read more)
KENNA is a Grammy Award-nominated musician, philanthropist, and Chief Vision Officer and lead creative of the New Myspace. He was raised in Virginia Beach, VA, where he became friends and career-long collaborators with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes/N.E.R.D. KENNA expressed an interest in music when he first heard U2′s The Joshua Tree.... (Read more)
New Brunswick quintet gates (take note of that lower case G) release their You Are All You Have Left To Fear on the 22nd October. Originally released in May of last year, this... (Read more)
Musical porn has just been created. My god, sex and rock and roll have never been fused so entirely as this. It’s like an electric guitar had sex with a stripper and gave birth to a pure goddess of distortion. No, two goddesses! One was born to drum, the other to thrill a guitar and enthral... (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)
Bowling For Soup Bid Farewell To The UK……In a You Tube announcement Bowling For Soup announced that the annual 14 day UK tour would be the last for Bowling For Soup as a band citing personal and financial reasons which must have come as a blow for the droves of UK fans who have supported... (Read more)
The Haddowfest 4 Years On…..The hugely popular Haddowfest celebrates its 4th birthday by extending festivities over 2 days and moving from its traditional Sunday to Friday/Saturday. The festival is a great showcase for the local Edinburgh music scene and of course features mainly Edinburgh bands and with almost 40 bands in 5 venues and now... (Read more)
Chad Valley, Oxford, UK’s Hugo Manuel, has released a new ‘Peace & Understanding’ Mixtape, featuring two new tracks, “Valley-esque nuances on Todd Terje and Daft Punk, as well as some highly danceable Turks & Caicos mixes, this tape seeks peace, love, and understanding, and pulls it in in droves,” according to Impose. Manuel’s fall tour... (Read more)
The New York based four piece are set to release debut album “This Hopeful” on October 29th on Inflated Records. The band has recently finished a tour with Starlight Girls and have become known for their blissed – out live shows and endless creativity. Zula formed in 2010 and are made up of cousins Henry... (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)
“St. Justice” was filmed at Hammond’s New York City apartment and costars Hammond and model Nina de Raadt. The video’s French born, New York based director, Laurent Briet (Beyoncé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes), says “We wanted to work very differently on this video and do it without a crew. It was challenging, but... (Read more)
Arriving in Belfast for the 5th date of their UK headline tour, Everything Everything brought to the limelight and eclectic mix of clientele form the very young [fake i'd's?] to the much older [but still "down with the youth"] generation.
The atmosphere was electric when EE took the stage, with the packed out limelight 1... (Read more)
Female-fronted electronic blues duo Vienna Ditto will be releasing their new EP, Ugly on Monday 14th October on Ubiquity Project Records as a free download.
The 3-track EP blends their country blues and gospel influences with primitive ‘voodoo electronics’ and clattering junk percussion (instruments used include a 57 foot narrowboat), bringing Juke House to... (Read more)
In anticipation of the forthcoming split with Palace of Worms, San Francisco’s Botanist just released a new song, “Tillandsia” – check the song out below. Botanist is scheduled to release a split with fellow San Franciscans Palace of Worms via The Flenser on November 12th. ... (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)
Les Level is the musical moniker of Melbourne based recording arstist and DJ, Luke Brown, and 1st October sees the worldwide release of his debut EP, House of Need. So, the big question is – does Antipodean, eclectic house music hold up well or fall flat?
Like many dance music artists,... (Read more)
Edinburgh’s biggest multi-venue one day music festival, Haddowfest, is back for its fourth year but this time it’s not on the traditional Sunday and is now a two day multi-venue music festival…taking place, as it does this year, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October.
Not Just Another Scottish Band…. The Next Scottish Band….. A while ago in Scotland Runrig were seen as the typical Scottish band…all Gaelic and heather…a terrible example of how the world viewed Scottish rock music then the Proclaimers appeared and that became the stereo typical view on the Scottish music scene detrimental to any body... (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
On the 13th of December 1993, Nirvana were recorded playing live at Pier 48 in Seattle. Footage from the gig that featured the iconic touring line-up of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl and Smear, is included alongside other live rarities to be released in a super deluxe boxset and separately as a standalone DVD and digital download... (Read more)
‘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)
Welsh-trio The Joy Formidable have just released the Passion Pit remix of their song “Silent Treatment,” from their recently released Silent Treatment EP.
Pitchfork noted, “Most Joy Formidable songs start at heart-pumping and turn up the volume from there, but on the delicate Silent Treatment, Bryan is able to convey that same intensity backed only... (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)
Photo Review: The Temperance Movement At The Oran Mor, Glasgow. Listening to The Temperance Movement is like the dunt you get off your first glass of wine of the week uplifting, warm and leaves you feeling f!!cking brilliant. First encountered the rock/soul band at the Wickerman Festival this year where they played the perfect set... (Read more)
“Eternal Movement” is TIDES FROM NEBULA’s 3rd studio album and has been produced by Christer Andre Cederberg, who produced last years ‘Weather Systems’ by Anathema amongst others. The band locked themselves away in their own studio for six months, focusing 100% on writing new material. The result, an album full of energetic, bright and uplifting... (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)
October 8th marks the release of The Lonely Forest’s new album Adding Up The Wasted Hours, delivered via Trans / Chop Shop Records. The album is the follow up to Arrows, an exclaimed collection of songs recorded by the band from Anacortes, Washington. (“One of the best and most honest slices of pop music around.” NPR reviewing Arrows.)... (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)
Let me introduce you to F.O.E.S.Hailing from Liverpool, they concoct a furious blend of post-punk and frantic alt-rock. You can stream their new track ‘Sewn To The Sail & Unknown” below.
Antlered Man, of the most prolific touring bands in rock, are releasing their second album The Devil Is Them on 14th October through New Heavy Sounds, the label that has recently, intelligent, signed up the London Quartet. A new track “GDZ” can be downloaded HERE.
As well as offering a free download... (Read more)
Vanessa “V V” Brown announces her return to music with details of her forthcoming highly anticipated second studio album Samson & Delilah, out 8th October in the US on YOY RECORDS. She returns with new tour dates, which can be found through the link below:
V V Brown has returned with a bang, with... (Read more)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are releasing LITTLE MOMENTS, a new EP featuring four tracks recorded in frontman and primary songwriter Alec Ounsworth’s home studio. The EP is currently available for stream, download and pre-order of a limited edition run of 500 signed and numbered 10-inch vinyl copies. Purchase LITTLE MOMENTS HERE!!
The band... (Read more)
Firstly, let me apologise for the length of time I’ve made you wait for Ape Tape Volume 8. I’ve left you out in the cold, you haven’t had a set of songs introduced to you, you’ve suffered withdrawal symptoms and discussion at the water cooler... (Read more)
TENEMENT TV SET-UP BEACH TENT AT THIS YEAR’S LIVE @ TROON FESTIVAL
KNOWN for their talent at recognising what’s sure to be huge in music before its even made a dent- Bastille, Kodaline and Jake Bugg anyone?- Tenement TV have set-up intimate sessions and interviews with some of the... (Read more)
Self proclaimed saviours of rock-n-roll Fall Out Boy make a 200 mile detour between their Leeds and Reading Festival appearances to play an exclusive show at Glasgow’s Academy, what was advertised as a intimate gig sold out within minutes of announcing the Save Rock And Roll tour.
After a four-year hiatus Fall Out Boy return... (Read more)
South-West 5 piece Empire will be releasing their debut mini album ‘Where The World Begins’ on October 14th. It comes out through the band’s own Lightside Records. Empire are Joe Green (lead vocals), James L’Esteve (guitar), Matt Mead (bass), Jon Tupper (drums) and Dave Thomas (guitar).
The band will also be giving away lead track... (Read more)
Grimsby based hardcore punks The Departed are today pleased to announce the UK release of their debut full-length album Steal The Crown on 1st October with
Tohu Bonus is the latest release from French electronic artist Rone. The six tracks serve as an essential companion to rone’s 2012 full length release Tohu Bohu. Rone is an artist who toured extensively and the release of Tohu Bohu cemented his place as a cult figure on the French electronic music scene. In his... (Read more)
The sweet voice and pretty face of Brit-pop made a brief return to Glasgow in the shape of Sonya Madan and Echobelly ..well at least two parts of Echobelly , Madan and Glenn Johansson on an acoustic tour playing most of the Echobelly favourites.
*Defiantly politically correct, the group cultivated a fair amount of praise... (Read more)
Tor Miller is a 19-year-old New York City native who spends his days attending NYU and his nights performing in legendary venues like The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall and The Slipper Room among others. Tor’s distinct voice has landed him gigs as far from home as London, where his i-Phone recorded tune... (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)
The superb Native blend post-hardcore and math rock to deliver something unique and fresh. Their new album Orthadox is due to be released on the 20th August through Sargent House.
Down To Nothing started from humble beginnings at the turn of the millennium, with little more than writing songs and playing shows in mind. Thirteen years later, three full-length albums, eight EP’s and one compilation later, Down To Nothing are one of the most recognized... (Read more)
Irish two-piece Kid Karate have released their debut EP, Lights Out, following their recent summer festival success.
The band, whose sound has been variously described as “Jagged, punky dance music” (Irish Times) and “a great big raw racket” (Hot Press), have gained quite a following in their home country over the last two years, and are now beginning... (Read more)
Spaced-out dreamers Tripwires have recently released their rather unusual album Spacehopper.
Signed to Frenchkiss, formed in 2007, (Read more)
British singer-songwriter, Scarlette Fever, has announced her brand new EP, Single White Female, set to be released on September 23 this year via Starfisch Records.
The lead single from the EP, Sunday Best, can be listened to below, and was premiered on the Richard Allinson Show on BBC Radio 2.
Only just back from a... (Read more)
Following his debut album Land of CanAan, hitting the road with Paloma Faith and performing at Latitude festival, Marques Toliver is offering a mixtape that can be downloaded for free at the link below!
The Bella Union artist’s next undertaking is a European tour titled Marques Toliver & The Sometimes – Land of Can Aan... (Read more)
Echobelly first hit our charts in ’93 with the single “Bellyache”, there followed a string of UK chart hits, a 1994 top ten album “Everyone’s got one”, and the instantly recognisable 1995 smash of ‘Great things.”
Two main influences of the band, Blondie and The Smiths, Morrissey himself being... (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)
“Quasi career emotively between Hammond wig-outs, naked piano chords and subversive guitar pop ditties, buoyed by the vicious drumming of Weis” – NME
As a two-piece once again, Sam Coomes and Janet Weis make up 20 year old, harmonic Quasi. The dynamic duo have announced their glorious new album, Mole City, which will infact be their 9th!... (Read more)
SHONE, the band founded by Brand New drummer, Brian Lane, have posted their first music video for the track, ‘Kin’, taken from... (Read more)
New York’s Heaven have released their debut album Telepathic Love. The Brooklyn-based dream pop/ psychedelia outfit formed in late 2010 by Matt Sumrow (Dean and Britta, The Comas, Ambulance LTD) on guitar/vocals and Mikey Jones (The Big Sleep, Swervedriver, Snowden) on drums and Ryan Lee Dunlap (Fan-Tan) on keyboards/vocals.
You can check the album... (Read more)
Having supported the likes of Ed Sheeran, the fantastic Michael Kiwanuka and David Gray on tour, Northern Ireland’s Foy Vance is heading to the U.S. for his own tour. Check out the dates below! The live dates will be to promote his new album Joy Of Nothing which is released on August 26th. After returning... (Read more)
Braids Ra- and electro enthusiast Ag- have reunited Blue Hawaii and have created their new LP ‘Untogether’ which is available now!
To celebrate this, they are touring throughout July and August, tour dates can be found here:
They’ve also included a sneaky visit to Dublin’s Longitude Festival!
Check out Blue Hawaii performing ‘Try... (Read more)
Goodnight Records is pleased to debut the swelling title track from Heaven’s forthcoming Telepathic Love, out July 30th. The track premiered via Impose and is now available for download.
The band is also excited to announce a summer tour, kicking off in Pittsburgh on July 25th at Lava Lounge and concluding in Atlanta on August... (Read more)
Welsh Trio The Joy Formidable have announced a tour to follow their recent Silent Treatment E.P. Included with the E.P is a remix of the title track by production legend William Orbit, as well as a live version of track Tendons.
Beginning in late September the band will play the following venues across America with tour... (Read more)
Festival Review : T in The Park 2013
As the country bathed in the first real hot summer for years Scotland’s seminal music festival celebrated its 20th year in blistering hot style. Thousands of people some music fans some not made the pilgrimage to what has become not only a music festival but a rite... (Read more)
Not to be confused in any way with 90’s Welsh indie Britpopsters, whose singer bizarrely has recently turned into a One Show roving reporter, Swedish gothic doom heavyweights, Katatonia, are keeping their metal busy this calendar year.
Latterly, kicking their summer off was a successful afternoon stint... (Read more)
From the opening notes of That’s What This Is the opening track from the new Hawk Eyes EP you know the guys have come up with a belter!
‘That’s What This Is’ was written in November and December last year in between touring and existing. The drums were recorded in January in their friend’s empty... (Read more)
Serendipity may only come but once in a band’s lifetime. For Derry based collective, Little Bear, theirs came in the shape of Two Door Cinema Club dropping out of the annual Irish TV gathering of established international acts and emerging local talents, otherwise known as Other Voices.
Ben Folds Five have released the new music video for their song “Sky High.” The video for “Sky High” was directed by David Burris and was shot using Brooklyn, NY as its stunning and cinematic centerpiece. The song was written by the band’s drummer, Darren... (Read more)
With their debut album Rambutan released last Monday, Landshapes have announced a collection of summer festival dates followed by a conclusive tour of the British Isles to take place in October. Shows range from Brighton to Newcastle via the capital and other major cities. Check out the band’s Facebook page for full details. Watch the... (Read more)
The music scene is a polluted with wanna be singer songwriters some good…some awful and some well we’ll not say what should happen to them but every now and again a geniuine talent floats away from the scum and shines…Jonny Jack is one such talent. Scottish singer songwriter Jonny Jack has recently proven to be... (Read more)
Something missing from your life? Let me help you fill that void by introducing you to Swedish electro punks, Vulkano.
Where better to start than their... (Read more)
French electronic musician Rone, aka Erwin Castex, has released a bonus follow up album to last year’s LP Tohu Bohu. Tohu Bonus is a collection of six songs including two alternative versions and three new compilations from last year’s full length album, including a collaboration with John Stanier of Battles.
After completing an MA... (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)
Placebo have announced the release of brand new single ‘Too Many Friends’ with accomanying lyric video, the first to be taken from their forthcoming new album LOUD LIKE LOVE.
Internationally acclaimed rock band Placebo recently announced that their seventh studio album “LOUD LIKE LOVE” will be released on the 16th September 2013. Recorded in London... (Read more)
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister are releasing their debut full-length album ‘Nobody Dances In This Town’ on Monday 15th July. The release will coincide with a UK tour, including appearances at SECRET GARDEN PARTY and a special show at Somerset House’s Summer Series with EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS.
With a flair for the theatrical,... (Read more)
Goodnight Records are thrilled o release the video for Heaven’s ‘Colors in the White of Your Eyes’ which is off their debut album Telepathic Love, out July 30th, 2013.
Additionally, Heaven is announcing tour dates, including record release show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on August 1st, with a full summer tour to be announced soon.... (Read more)
Previously known as ‘the one with the violin’ out of that there Arcade Fire, Sarah Neufeld is now to become a solo artiste in her own right with the release of Hero Brother on August 20th.
Also a member of the band Bell Orchestre alongside Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry, the 33-year old moved... (Read more)
Audiotree live is a unique and incredibly artist friendly platform for music discovery through high quality streaming sessions. One of the Chicago based media, management, and promotion company’s many goals includes producing the best sounding and looking in-studio sessions anywhere in the world, while at the same time providing artists payment generated from the sale... (Read more)
Hundreds of New Yorkers amassed to Central Park for Zooey Deschanel’s band She And Him, who were set to play a set filled with fan favorites. The band are on tour supporting their third album, Volume Three, which is an album that explores pop sensibilities with the modesty and vigor of country infused with folk. Deschanel... (Read more)
Florida-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir have unveiled an acoustic live video for their song “Beggars’ Guide”.
“Beggars’ Guide” is a track off the band’s upcoming Quiet Light EP, which was re-released 9th July via Wolfbomb Productions. The re-release features the five originally released tracks as well as a newly recorded song “In The Lion’s Mouth”
Roadkill... (Read more)
The Answer are set to return in 2013 with a new single ‘Spectacular’ on available from 5th August and followed by a new studio album ‘New Horizon’ on 30th September 2013. Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, The Answer have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums.
The band have... (Read more)
Indie rockers The Boxer Rebellion have announced a return to Belfast to play Limelight 2 on February 11th 2014. May 2013 saw the release of the band’s much-anticipated 4th studio album. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band’s previous, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for... (Read more)
CultureTECH Festival has today unveiled its 2013 festival programme featuring in excess of 100 events across the week of September 9-15, including; The Belfast Media Festival, an International Artificial Intelligence Prize and a dedicated CultureTECH Junior programme which is hoped will engage with as many as 10,000 young people.
Speaking ahead of the... (Read more)
Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of south London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.
PSB’s uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions seen them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live... (Read more)
Indie Quartet ‘Peace’ brought their magnificent live performance to Belfast on Monday on the first stop of a four day tour around Ireland. Supporting were Birimingham based band ‘Superfood’.
Speedwell began in the Autumn of 1996, consisting of Meredith Bragg, Troy Farmer, and Jonathan Roth. They played several shows in their college town of Harrisonburg and recorded a 7in that was released on Sport records.
Soon afterwards, Brian Minter joined the band. They then went on to tour the southeastern U.S. with Engine... (Read more)
While currently wrapping up a month-long tour across Europe, Murder By Death released a new music video for their album single ‘Lost River’ (via SPIN Magazine) and announced an extensive fall tour across the United States and Canada. The band is currently on the road in support of their standout Bloodshot Records debut Bitter Drink,... (Read more)
The hottest of summer jams and the oddest of time signatures means Royal Canoe is at it again taking their vocoded, double drummer, massive keyboard control centre into the studio and coming out with the latest single “Bathtubs” available now on iTunes.
Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe is decisively fearless when it comes to bending sonic... (Read more)
Following a steady run of singles, EPs and three full lengths, Disappears retreated to their studio at the end of 2012 to take stock of where they had been and where they wanted to go.
Disappears returned fully stretched out into the void with 2013’s KONE EP. Abstract and experimental, it erased any expectation’s... (Read more)
Moderat are Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). Born and bred on the Berlin music scene Moderat are an established collective. Modeselektor are grand masters of subterranean bass and electrifying breakbeats. Apparat is the purveyor of sophisticated electronic pop music.
The trio has come together merely three times – but in decisive... (Read more)
Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.... (Read more)
BoySetsFire has released a brand new video for their single ‘Closure’ taken from their brand new studio album ‘While A Nation Sleeps…’ which is released 7th June on the bands own End Hits label.
The band are over for a UK and European headline tour end of June/start of July.
FROM NOW ON you can... (Read more)
Having just released their debut full-length recording, Beacon have announced a full North American tour this Fall with labelmate Shigeto, bringing a mix of R&B and electronica to a city near you.
If you live in North America, that is.
The ban have also released a remix of their hit track... (Read more)
Glasgow Folk Rock quintet Washington Irving have revealed a video for “You’ve Seen The Last Of Me”, compiled from footage of their recent UK headline tour.
The track is a highlight from Palomides : Volume 1, the first half of their debut album, with the second half dropping later this year.
Aside from the headline... (Read more)
Forest, a Cambridge band hotly-tipped for big things, are releasing their first EP this week. The self-produced Sweetcure EP, will feature the single “The Great Greens”, and as a thank you to their fans, the song can be downloaded for free from the band’s Facebook page.
As an EP created by a band inspired by... (Read more)
TELEMAN reveal the video for their second single ‘Steam Train Girl’.People were seen queuing down the street at The Great Escape & Dot to Dot
Presented to you on June 1st on 7” Vinyl via their own imprint, Encona Records.
TELEMAN also recently announced that they will be supportimg suede on their European tour Before then... (Read more)
Australian duo Them Swoops are delighted to be releasing their debut EP on the 16th July 2013, Glimmers via +1 Records. Glimmers was recorded by the band in Melbourne and mixed in Los Angeles by Mark Needham. Tracks featured on the EP are ‘Work Around it’, Second single ‘Too Fast For Love’ and ‘Rollerskate’ Courtesy... (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)
An album titled Dream Cave and a label called Infectious Music. There’s enough information in there already to give you an idea of what to expect with Cloud Control. It’s as if, when they saw how Teen Dream and Bloom was so brilliantly appropriate for Beach House, they grabbed the thesaurus and delved into a... (Read more)
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written, hasn’t it? I trust everyone out there is still live and well. Anyway, I’m here to convince you to go to a fantastic gig this coming Friday 5 July in Belfast’s Pavilion Bar.
So what’s the craic there?
It’s Four Band Friday, all for a fiver, with... (Read more)
Scotland loves its heroes but has a nasty habit of kicking them back into touch when they are successfull or get too big for their boots…. It seems Glasvegas suffered badly from this fate!! Hailed as local heroes by the people of Glasgow’s East End the band delivered a superb debut album in 2008 with... (Read more)
So there’s this music video and there’s a blue car in a dessert and this guy walking up to it. Then there’s this bird hitting some dude with clothes and then a close up of an air freshener and then there’s this dude wearing a hat and he starts singing. If you’ve been reading my... (Read more)
Hunter S. Thompson once stated “music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel,” Despite being invariably true, it fails to distinguish the key part: the music. So much of today’s music cannot even begin to... (Read more)
Into afro-folk-pop? Yes, I guessed you might be. And as a fan of afro-folk-pop you’ll be familiar with the instruments employed by The Melodic (afro-folk-pop band); instruments such as the Charango, which is, as you’ll know, essentially a giant 10 string ukulele made of a hollowed out Armadillo. Any music that derives from the hollowing... (Read more)
New wave/punk pioneers Blondie set tongues wagging at last weeks Isle of Wight Festival by playing a large number of new songs; subsequently, the band officially confirmed later in the week that a new album – what will be their tenth studio effort – is in the pipeline.
Currently in the middle of an extensive... (Read more)
The Wickerman Festival has today, Friday 21st June, revealed a host of exciting acts who will play its popular Acoustic Village this July. Amongst the artists who are set to deliver show stopping performances are Pete Roe, Colin Macleod, Tommy Reilly, Paddy Callaghan, Simon Atkinson and the Foundryman’s Apprentice, Shelagh McDonald, Al Lewis and Zoë... (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)
Until now Bo Bruce is probably best known for being The Voice 2012 runner-up and Danny O’Donoghue’s protégé. Now Signed to Mercury Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce who impressed The Voice judges with her unique style and attitude has released her debut album Before I Sleep and ins currently embarking on a UK tour to promote... (Read more)
The indie trio’s new video for “Forward Thinking” is their third single to be released on the renowned student-run label, Electric Honey Records. The label has helped launch the careers of many acclaimed bands from Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub to Billy Clyro and many more. “Forward Thinking” will be released on July 15th and... (Read more)
Florida-based trio Beach Day are set to release their debut album ‘Trip Trap Attack‘ on Kanine Records on the 18th of June. You can hear an exclusive album stream a week before the proper release date using the link below.
The album was recorded in South Florida and mixed in Detroit by Jim Diamond (of... (Read more)
Giant Fang is Glasgow musician and producer Douglas Wilson. Having spent several years touring the world as a tour manager and session musician, Giant Fang is a product of both the inspiration and boredom of life on the road.
Debut single Aqualung is to be released on the 23rd June through new label POP unLTD.... (Read more)
The one-of-a-kind duo The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson) premiers new music video for ‘The Aquarium’, their second single from their debut album Hokey Fight (released via Rhymesayers).
Watch The Uncluded “The Aquarium”on MTVu:
Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/hokeyfrightFE
Google Play: http://bit.ly/hokeyfrightgp
The... (Read more)
My Gold Mask are to tour with California Wives.
If you pop over to Soundcloud check out My Gold Mask’s remix of California Wives’ ’Marianne’. The Band set out to to create an “Intentionally minimal and synthy (sound), we sort of thought of our remix in the context of a movie soundtrack….where you sometimes hear the... (Read more)
Out 25th June on Ribbon Music the Light Heat Album will be released. The video for ‘And The Birds…’ premieres at Philebrity.
‘Light Heat’ Tracklist:
1. Dance To The Cosmos Light
2. Brain To Recorder
3. Are We Ever Satisfied?
5. And The Birds…
6. The Mirror
8. Chasing Dragons
9.... (Read more)
I was racking my brains to try and recall what a mood ring was to no avail, so I had to consult the Great Oracle (ie. Wikipedia). Apparently, it’s an item of jewellery that changes color in response to the body temperature of its wearer.
Turns out that ‘Mood Rings’ is also the... (Read more)
‘Don’t Try’ is the fourth studio album from Jetplane Landing. Released on the 30th August.
Buy... (Read more)
Let’s flashback to the past (date unknown – to me). Bad Cop are on their way to a gig in Chicago. Front man, Adam Moult, and guitarist, Alex Hartness, have been experimenting with opiates and mixing drugs. It’s 6am. Moult awakes to the sound of Hartness gasping for breath. When Moult get’s to him his... (Read more)
Belfast Music Week comes to Sea Sessions this summer, Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival, on Saturday, June 22 with a line-up featuring five of Northern Ireland’s finest artists – Rams’ Pocket Radio, Axis Of, VerseChorusVerse, Robyn G Shiels and Our Krypton Son.
Moderat will release their new album II via Mute on August 6th. The first single to be released will be ‘Bad Kingdom’; a song that perfectly unties the two main elements of the collaboration; Pop and Club.
Modeselektor, consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, are bass music legends. Together with a veritable army of... (Read more)
After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, and hot off the heels of their 12″ single In Kind // Amends, BRAIDS have returned with their new LP Flourish // Perish out August 20th on Arbutus Records.
Flourish // Perish showcases the strength of the band as a collective, and explores their burgeoning... (Read more)
On May 28th Paperhaus released their second album Lo Hi Lo. Recorded in DC’s legendary Inner Ear Studios with producer Ivan Basuri this album reflects the band’s poppier nature whilst still keeping true to their psychedelic makeup. A full-length LP of more blues and funk influenced psychedelic music is already in the works and will... (Read more)
New York based rockers Born Cages have annouced a tour and release date for their new E.P The Sidelines. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album which is penciled in for later this year. As if all this wasn’t enough they have also been tollerating Axel Rose after opening... (Read more)
Now go out and buy it! You hear me? Buy it damn it! There we go, nothing like a bit of forceful persuasion on behalf of a band I’ve only just discovered, and know very little about.
The maddened eyes and teeth of a dog superimposed onto a background of strawberries.
“Is he describing... (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)
June 3rd saw the release of Arrows of Love’s new single ‘The Knife’ in preparation for their upcoming debut ‘Everything’s Fucked’, released within the month.
The band, made up of Nima Teranchi and Lyndsey Critchley, both on vocals / guitar, Nuha Ruby Ra playing bass, with Michael Panayiotis on the drums, have... (Read more)
CHVRCHES new single “Gun” is to be released on 15th July.
Listen to the song that was chosen as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World here:
Currently touring in the States, CHVRCHES a due to play a number of European festivals this summer:
14 July : T in the Park, Balado
19 July... (Read more)
Department M are set to release a second single, double a-side ‘The Second Prize’ / ‘Absentia’ throughToo Pure on the 24th June.
Following on from the success of their debut ‘I’ll Fax You An Apology’, released earlier in the year, this double A-SIDE 7’’ single ‘The second prize’... (Read more)
On 17th June, Leeds band Dinosaur Pile Up release their second album ‘Nature Nurture.’ The press release for this new long-player invites us to ‘Get ready to be kicked in the face all over again.’I don’t know about you, but I find this proposition both quite frightening and mildly arousing.
‘Hanging By A Thread’ firstly evokes... (Read more)
On July 22nd, American band Night Verses will release their debut album ‘Lift Your Existence’ with producer Kris Crummett. In the meantime they have offered up new single “Time Erases Time (Strung Out)” to tease fans into anticipation before the main release. After already receiving positive, promising reviews from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and... (Read more)
In follow up to Post-Breakdown Blues, Harry George Johns is due to release new double A -side single End Of Days / All You Can Do on the 8th July.
In the off... (Read more)
Multi-instrumentalist Kate Nash has announced a return to Belfast this October 16th to play the Stiff Kitten. With a platinum selling album and a BRIT Award tucked firmly under her belt, Kate is known across both the music and fashion industries as a forthright songwriter, unabashed feminist and front row style icon. Kate released her... (Read more)
The Naked and Famous are set to return to the UK and Europe in November. The 23 city tour includes stops in Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, and Amsterdam before stopping off in Ireland at Limelight 1 Belfast on Tuesday 26th November. The Naked and Famous last performed to a sold out Stiff Kitten in 2011... (Read more)
This music really needs to be listened to with the accompaniment of a bottle of whiskey, a dark room, and a self help book. Maybe even a nice picture of a sunset to look at afterwards to make you feel better. Because the music on its own, well, I don’t know if you’ve ever been... (Read more)
Luke Rathborne has announced the release of his new album “Soft” on July 2nd through Dillettante records. The 22 year old New York based singer songwriter produced his first album “After Dark” at the age of 17 when he would sneak into his local college radio station and hijack the equipment to record... (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)
Before I begin my review, I would like to apologise for the lateness – I’ve been an extremely busy little bee of late, with working at BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend, which was fantastic – but more about that later. Anyway. I would be lying if I said I was a huge fan of Meat... (Read more)
Much hyped Sydney duo “What So Not” have released a new E.P “The Quack” and announced a slew of tour dates across Australia. Comprising of Chris ‘Emoh’ Emerson and Harley ‘Flume’ Streten the duo have a been getting serious radio play over the last year. Lead single “The Quack” is causing a... (Read more)
Nashville poplettes The Features have released their new self-titled album on Serpents and Snakes / BMG this month, followed by a national tour. The album was arranged with intense drive and focus from the band, who spent just two weeks getting ideas together, before invading Vancouver based Ripchord Studios. There, they hunkered down and began... (Read more)
If you like your music snappy, loud, fast and over in less than an hour well this would have been the ideal gig for you. Sleeping With Sirens touring their new album Feel sold out the Glasgow O2 ABC with what can only be describe as an invasion of teenage girls who’s mission was to... (Read more)
Type ‘”Parkway Drive, Byron Bay, NSW” into Google Earth and you’ll be zoomed into the rural street where the Australian 5-piece practised before their breakthrough on the metalcore scene.
Over a decade and four studio records later, with Wild Eyes comes the second... (Read more)
It isn’t every year you get a chance to catch two of the biggest rock acts in the world sharing a stage ..actually three Journey were there as well but they didn’t want to come out and play with me!!
Journey, Whitesnake an Thunder are embarking on a joint tour and tonight the circus rolled... (Read more)
Let the trumpets sound, Ape Tape Volume 3 is here. Come back in from the wilderness, I’m here to give you 10 tracks you must hear.
As per normal, you can stream Ape Tape in the Soundcloud player below. 7 of this weeks track are available for free download, simply click download beside the track.... (Read more)
Having already taken the award of being considered the ‘French upcoming band of the year’ by OUIFM Radio (Bring The Noise…apparently) scant months from their formation in 2009 these five France-born brigadiers called Branson Hollis spent the time they weren’t releasing EP’s – such as their five track title, Diving Suits Drying’ in October 2010,... (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)
Bristols premier music festival, Love Saves Sunday is hitting Bristol just in time for the May bank holiday. Curated by the In:motion series, last year’s event sold out within seven weeks. This year the line-up has stepped up a notch to boast a live performance from the cities very own house music giant, Julio Bashmore. Bursting onto the scene in... (Read more)
The mighty Oxford town 4 piece GUNNING FOR TAMAR are set to give away their brilliant, brand new single, ‘Another Season’ today, May 13th, through Alcopop, via their website. The track, the 2nd single to be taken from new EP ‘Camera Lucidia’, also has a Sam King directed (Stornoway, Fixers, Spring Offensive) video, which can be seen... (Read more)
I’m not particularly impressed by Trail Of The Dead’s latest album, Lost Songs, but I’ve been following them since their 2nd album, Madonna, made a big impression on me and they’re a fierce and primal force in concert, so when they announced this date at the new arts-y type venue, SWG3, in Glasgow, I couldn’t... (Read more)
WILD NOTHING release with Empty Estate, the follow-up EP to the critically acclaimed Nocturne. The 7-song EP was recorded in Brooklyn at Gary’s Electric by Al Carlson in January and finds Jack Tatum exploring new sounds, new instruments and a new voice for Wild Nothing. The EP features new paintings and illustrations from Eric Shaw.
Alela Diane is preparing for the launch of her new album About Farewell by releasing the title track. Check it out below. The track is a poignant one about the break up of her marriage to Tom Bevitori and a far cry from her 2011 album Alela Diane & Wild Divine in which he played... (Read more)
You probably heard of Tripwires if you checked out our Ape Tape Vol 1, which had their fantastic dream pop track ‘Catherine, I Feel Sick’ on it. Well, the guys are getting ready for the release of their debut album ‘Spacehopper’ on 17th June and we think they’re that good, we’ve included new track... (Read more)
Leeds lads The Pigeon Detectives are back on the scene with a great new album ‘We Met At Sea’ and a tour to promote it, tonight the energetic indie rockers make a pit stop in The Arches in Glasgow, the perfect venue for a band who love to get close to their fans.
The last... (Read more)
Antmania is set to take over Belfast tonight when Adam Ant takes to the stage in the Festival Marqee as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. The 80′s pirate clad superstar returned last year with his first album in 17 years entitled Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter,... (Read more)
Dexys Midnight Runners or Dexys as they are now known, are hitting the stage at the Festival Marquee as part of Belfast’s fantastic Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival tonight. The band led by the legendary Kevin Rowland will be performing their latest album ‘One Day I’m Going To Be A Star’ in it’s entirety. BUT... (Read more)
Check out the new video from Paperhaus below. It begins in a black and white reality before doing a ‘Wizard Of Oz’ into glorious technicolor, where our hero fights a make believe battle with make believe weapons to save a real girl! Paperhaus’ are a four piece and formed when Washington, DC teenage friends Alex... (Read more)
Throughout its 15 years, The Real Music Club has been bringing quality Americana and Roots music to Belfast. Over the last couple of years, they have spread their wings and brought this fantastic music to different parts of Northern Ireland, as well as organising tours in both the North and South of the Emerald Isle.... (Read more)
Quick on the release of “I Will Steal You Back,” the first single from the bands’ new studio album Damage and the announcement of their “Home-State” Arizona tour. Jimmy Eat World are continuing to gear up for the June 11th release of Damage with the unveiling of more U.S. tour dates.
The new dates are... (Read more)
One of the world’s most successful recording artists and more exciting performers, Meat Loaf, is set to bring his Bat Out of Hell one last time at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on May 14 and in Dublin’s o2 Arena on May 17. This will be his FINAL goodbye to Ireland as he brings his Last at... (Read more)
Through All Times is the Debut Album from Norwich/London Based Group Light Parades.
Light Parades formed in 2011 and consist of Singer, pianist and Guitarist Dan Hopkinson, Drummer Ollie Pearce, Bassist Stephen Hopkinson and later joined by Classically trained pianist and guitar player Jakub Tucholski, whom Dan met in Uni. They unconventionally... (Read more)
Journey and Whitesnake are set to appear on stage together for the first time in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Thursday 16 May, and it’s sure to be a rockin’ show.
Journey, one of America’s most popular rock bands of all time, are responsible for creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, and have... (Read more)
One thing guaranteed at a Counting Crows show is an emotional roller coaster as frontman Adam Duritz is well known for taking his audiences by the emotional short and curlies and putting them through the wringer so to speak!!! And tonight’s show at Glasgow’s O2 Academy was to be no different.
Night 5 of the... (Read more)
Nashville, TN quartet The Features have released the music video for “This Disorder”, the lead single from their forthcoming full-length self-titled album, out May 14th on Serpents and Snakes / BMG. The throbbing beat, jagged guitar swipes, staccato synth lines, and dystopian lyrics found on “This Disorder” are the perfect backdrop to the video.... (Read more)
Grandchildren release new video “Sunrise,” off their upcoming album Golden Age, out May 7th via Ernest Jenning Recording Co. Produced by Chris Powell from Man Man and Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog), Golden Age is the band’s sophomore release. The band, who have previously toured with Man Man, Seabear and O’Death, will are touring this spring,... (Read more)
Spectrals are back with their second record, Sob Story, set for release later this summer on June 3, packed full on panache and mettle, with the assistance of GIRLS’ Chet “JR” White.
Sob Story sees Heckmondwike, Yorkshire resident, Louis Jones ooze a brand new confidence that we haven’t seen on previous record, Bad Penny, or... (Read more)
Mick Harvey returns to the UK and Europe for a series of dates, including an album launch show at Lexington, London on 5 May with Duke Garwood announced as support. The tour (full details below) will follow the release of his new solo album, Four (Acts of Love), out on Mute on 29 April 2013.... (Read more)
With the sweat still dripping off the shaking hand that unplugged my headphones from the PC it’s with some intrigue I’m set to wondering whether now is the time to invest in some shares of anti-perspirant in preparation of the sudden upswing in sales after the rest of the world catches on to The Balconies... (Read more)
Ane Brun has confirmed she will release a tenth anniversary compilation of her best work, The 32 song compilation will be released on the 10th of June on her own record label Balloon Ranger. The album will include studio versions and live recordings, as well as rare pieces such as her cover of Arcade Fire’s... (Read more)
You may have heard of Melodica Melody and Me? They were a collective of musicians built around songwriters Rudi Schmidt and Huw Williams that garnered a lot of praise for their energetic shows. In fact the guys even toured with the likes of Mumford and Laura Marling! Then two years ago the guys got serious... (Read more)
Original Penguin have announced the return of their popular Plugged In live music sessions. Since the birth of Original Penguin in the 1950’s when Rock & Roll dominated youth culture, the brand has always had strong links with music. Now Original Penguin continues to grow and evolve alongside... (Read more)
Lucinda Williams returns to the UK during May and June for a very special series of intimate concerts. Inspired by jazz, blues and American music in all its forms, Lucinda Williams is one of the great singer-songwriters. Her music touches on all aspects of American music and shows her ability to turn the blues into... (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)
It’s a fact; the East Coast cannot get enough of Muse. The British mega trio played two spectacular nights at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, and were still able to pull a highly impressive crowd for their gig at New Jerseys IZOD Center last Friday.
The band are on tour to support their sixth... (Read more)
If Carlsberg made gigs this would be up there in their finest range …the superb Frank Turner with his band The Sleeping Souls make a welcome return to Glasgow touring the new Album Tape Deck Heart…. I last encountered Mr Turner when opened The Strummer Of Love festival in Somerset last year and looking forward... (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!
Mick Harvey will release his NEW solo album – FOUR (Acts of Love), out on Mute on June 11th, 2013. FOUR (Acts of Love) is the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead.
Mick Harvey has also announced... (Read more)
From humble beginnings playing basement shows in squats to supporting Metallica and playing at the world’s largest festivals (Rock Am Ring, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Leeds/Reading, Hurricane), pioneers BOYSETSFIRE have become an institution in the hardcore scene and one of the most hard-working bands in the industry.They are now back with a bang, seven years after... (Read more)
The Balconies, after returning to Toronto after a successful European tour with Rival Sons, will be heading back overseas for two weeks of gigs, starting in the UK on May 2nd. The tour kicks off at the Liverpool Soundcity Festival, and then sweeps through the Netherlands ending with two performances at The Great Escape Festival... (Read more)
Pop trio, Ben Folds Five, have confirmed the release of their first-ever live album Ben Folds Five Live, on June 4. Recorded in 2012-2013 on their first tour in more than a decade, this new set – available on CD as well as double vinyl – is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of... (Read more)
Wickerman Festival has today, Friday 19th April, revealed that punk rock band Stiff little Fingers and new wave act The Rezillos will be headlining its legendary Scooter Tent this July.
Belfast’s Stiff Little Fingers, who headlined the very first Wickerman in 2002 will undoubtedly deliver a raucous performance in the hugely popular punk & ska... (Read more)
North Carolina hard rock heavy metallers, Valient Thorr, are set to release their highly anticipated sixth studio album on June 18 this summer, Our Own Masters. Our Own Masters shines a bright light on the bands singular sound, delivering twelve epic tracks of straight up balls to the wall rock that yearns to be played loud,... (Read more)
This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. Picked out by BBC Radio1’s Huw Stephens as one of the “rising female stars” of the modern folk movement, over the last few years, Kate’s group 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)
Laura Stevenson’s much-anticipated forthcoming full-length album Wheel is out via Don Giovanni records on April 23rd, but fans can stream the record all week long via Spotify. Pitchfork describes Stevenson as “Somewhere between the jangly bluster of (Read more)
Fresh from storming the UK charts with their latest single ‘White Noise feat AlunaGeorge’, DISCLOSURE are extremely excited to announce the title, artwork and release date for their eagerly awaited details of their debut album.... (Read more)
When it comes to tour pairings I would never have coupled moody indie band Echo And The Bunnymen with popsters James and strange combination that resulted in an even stranger audience mix!! A winning combination or a marriage made in hell…time would tell…
Echo And The Bunnymen’s previous visit to Glasgow at The Royal Concert... (Read more)
Jimmy Eat World have unveiled “I Will Steal You Back,” the first single from the band’s new studio album, Damage, out June 11th on RCA Records. The single will be released digitally on April 16th and can be heard below. Damage will be supported with a world tour as well as the long discussed “Home-State”... (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)
With less than three weeks before the event, Live At Leeds have revealed the schedule for this year’s highly anticipated event. Mixing national touring bands with emerging talent has always been the intention and this year is no different, bringing over a 120 bands to the city of Leeds over 12 stages. Headliners include the... (Read more)
Following a period of complete secrecy, barring one universally dismissed comment by guitarist Robert Fripp that he had been asked to play on some new David Bowie material (which he declined), the world was pretty much stunned when Bowie released the reflective ballad Where Are We Now on his 66th birthday, 8th January 2013, along... (Read more)
Doldrums has solidified his position as one of the year’s most progressive and promising new artists, following the release of his well received debut, Lesser Evil, this past February, (check Gigape’s review HERE). Doldrums has announced a national tour supporting Crystal Castles kicking off next week and a swooping cinematic video/short film for “Lost... (Read more)
Detroit’s Jamaican Queens have premiered a brand new video for their single ‘Caitlin’ taken from their fantastic debut album Wormfood and have announced to announce their first ever West Coast tour dates. The video (check it out below) for the single utilizes innovative green-screen techniques and colorful animation. The song was written by Ryan Spencer... (Read more)
Formed in Glasgow in 1977 from the ashes of Johnny and the Self Abusers, Simple Minds were about to set off on an incredible journey that would spawn 15 studio albums (to date), reaching the height of their popularity in the mid 80’s with Sparkle In The Rain and Once Upon A Time.
Sandwiched between... (Read more)
Camden indie-rockers TRIBES are swinging by Cardiff to play the University Great Hall on Friday 12th April 2013 as part of their UK tour supporting the release of their sophomore album Wish To Scream.
The new album Wish To Scream is set to be released in the UK on 20th May... (Read more)
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)
London-based indie rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion have announced details of their new album titled Promises. Co-produced with producer Billy Bush in Los Angeles, CA, and being released on May 14 through the band’s own Absentee Recordings label, Promises is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed The Cold Still, and will be available to pre-order from... (Read more)
American melodic rock star, Jeff Scott Soto, this week kicked off his first European tour since 2009, with four dates in the UK – check listings below! Jeff will be touring with his current band line-up comprimising; Jorge Salan (guitar), Fernando Mainder (bass), ‘BJ’ (guitar/keys/vocals) and Edu Cominato (drums/vocals), showcasing his current solo album, Damage... (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)
Wild Party Premieres Out Right.Debut EP All Nighter Out May 21st. The EP boasts four tour-tested, fan-approved nuggets that deserve the wider audience that they are slated to reach. Lincoln Kreifels and Lucas Hughes, who have been best friends since childhood, write feel-good, catchy pop songs with relatable themes and honest lyrics. The songs were... (Read more)
Victory! is the storming new album from English punks The Smoking Hearts. Clocking in at just over 30 minutes it’s rammed full of rock ’n’ bluster, punk energy and subtle hardcore tendencies.
It’s been a hard journey to get to this second album and as such it sounds like a band celebrating and living for... (Read more)
Sleazy gritty bluesy rock-n-rollers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club thundered into Glasgow’s famous Barras (Barrowland Ballroom) to play a sold out show, tickets were like hen’s teeth and I got a front row seat…excited? …you bet been waiting ages on this coming around!!
The band was formed in 1998, originally called The Elements. After discovering that... (Read more)
Just a couple of days prior to this show, extreme weather conditions forced a slew of gig cancellations across the city as power cuts plunged Belfast into darkness. Tonight, fortunately, the show went on – and despite it still being bitterly cold outside, a sizeable crowd braved the freezing wind and snow to fill out the Limelight1... (Read more)
Seems today things have changed in Glasgow from the bad old days of the mean city to get out as quick as possible, to now, when the trend seems to stay for more than one night…. tonight its The Gaslight Anthem’s turn to have an extended stay as they play night one of their two... (Read more)
The Thermals have premiered a twisted video for new single “Born To Kill” from the forthcoming album,Desperate Ground. The video is a dark, brash, and unapologetically violent two minutes of film.
Shot in undisclosed locations in and outside Portland OR, “Born To Kill” is the short story of a killer getting his due – in the bloodiest of ways. Co-directed by... (Read more)
Take a slice of Johnny Cash, a dose of Vaughn Monroe a peppering of Mariachi and a healthy helping of 60’s psychodelia and you have great new Edinburgh band The Merrylees.
The band got together at the start of last year and has since sold out venues across the UK including Glasgow’s King Tuts, Edinburgh’s... (Read more)
Wickerman Festival has built a reputation as one of the finest platforms for showcasing emerging Scottish talent, and this year is no different as a host of the hottest new musicians join its Solus tent line-up.
New wave rock band Vukovi will headline the tent on Friday, while Saturday’s lead act will be tech-electro trio... (Read more)
Born and raised in Hampshire, our very own home grown Marika Hackman has recently dropped her new mini album “That iron taste” This mini masterpiece certainly does not leave any bad after taste in your mouth, just the overwhelming feeling of relaxation.
Having crafted her songs under the watchful eye of Led Zepplin and Steely... (Read more)
I always find it difficult to provide a fair review of a band I personally really like without being biased and feeling the need to say “This is amazing because it’s such and such”, and sticking with that pre-conceived opinion.
This is how I felt when the new Bon Jovi album, What About Now, fell... (Read more)
Photo Review: Beware Of Darkness At The O2 ABC, Glasgow
Fresh faced rockers Beware of Darkness must have wondered what hit them as fresh from SXSW they rolled into Glasgow on support to Skunk Anansie, faced with artic weather in what is supposed to be the start of spring! and having to decipher the thick... (Read more)
It may be unfair to say that Nina Nesbitt is probably more famous for being Ed Sheeran’s better half and appearing in his Drunk video and it it may also be unfair to say her success so far is based on these associations but these are the thoughts I had in my mind when setting... (Read more)
Penthouse Music’s 19-year-old alternative rapper Skizzy Mars will mark his official mixtape debut with the release of Phases on March 26th. Skizzy is currently on his first national run performing at shows across the country on the ‘Must Be Nice Tour.’ With a majority of tour dates already sold out, the tour will wrap this... (Read more)
San Antonio’s Wild Party, release their first official EP, All Nighter, this May. Although this is their first “official” release. Wild Party, made up of vocalist Lincoln Kreifels, guitarist Lucas Hughes, bassist (and Lincoln’s older brother) Jake Kreifels, and drummer Ethan Kaufmann are still a young band, but they have already been around the block... (Read more)
Are you in a band and want to play in front of thousands of music fans? Well, this year Slam Dunk Festival will be running a competition for 6 unsigned bands to play their local leg of SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL! They have split the country into six sections: North, South, Midlands, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. ... (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)
Photo Review: Wilko Johnson at The O2 ABC, Glasgow
This was always going to be a difficult gig for me as I am a massive Wilko fan and the thought of photographing his last ever Glasgow show was quite overwhelming but also a privilege. Ever since Wilko announced last year he was suffering from inoperable... (Read more)
Nick McRoberts founder of A.S has been playing the piano since the age of 5, of course the only career he could follow was that of his dreams and form a band. From an early age McRoberts has not only been entering competitions but coming out on top! including Royal south competitions in 1993.
The... (Read more)
Hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland, punk rockers Axis Of finally release their début album Finding St Kilda on the 18th March. It’s a crushing blend of... (Read more)
Beacon are back with their debut full-length record, The Ways We Separate, to be released on April 30th, 2013 on Ghostly International.
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS release ‘Ballad of the War Machine’ – its one of the trio’s most pure pop songs, as if Van Dyke Parks has been aboard for the score for Interstella 5555. It’s accompanied by a surrealist video shot on the streets of Moscow. Since forming in Melbourne in 2004, Midnight Juggernauts have forged a... (Read more)
Here I go again with another review of a band a lot of people won’t associate me with. The Script.
I’ve always had it in my mind that The Script are an uber lovey-dovey indie band that sing about lost love and problems in relationships while drinking alone in a bar. Their most recent album,... (Read more)
Isaac Delusion are two Paris-based multidisciplinary artists who are continually exploring new musical landscapes. From deep to high pitches, Loic’s distinctive voice allows him to find the right tone and create his own identity with every breath.
Loic’s imagination makes him a mysterious character. His trips to Iceland and his love for American pop folk... (Read more)
Who or what are ALARM BELLS? Well…when influential ‘fight-pop’ band Dananananaykroyd announced their split, their peers breathed a collective sigh of relief. There would be no more stage acrobatics, splitting crowds apart for the ‘wall of cuddles’ or legendary sets that were so absurdly... (Read more)
Photo Review: The Stranglers at The O2 Academy, Glasgow
Punk veterans The Stranglers once again land on the shores of Glasgow bringing their Feel It Live Tour to the city’s O2 Academy and one thing would be certain, the hoards of die hard Stranglers fans would fill the venue to worship at the feet of... (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)
The word ‘punk’ is a context laden word of subtle innuendo and unspoken understanding; nihilistic anger mongers apropos of nothing are the generally held image we regard as truly embodying the term, all safety pins and swastika’s and determined to fight the power and kick the system in the shins.
More recently we see... (Read more)
Heavens Basement are a UK rock band who have been touring extensively for the past four years,opening for the likes of Papa Roach, Bon Jovi and Buckcherry. They have become a firm favourite on the live circuit and have thus built up a dedicated fan base. Their much anticipated full length debut album Filthy Empire... (Read more)
It’s hard to believe that The Pigeon Detectives have been around in our collective consciousness for nearly seven years; it only seemed like yesterday we were treated to their debut release Wait For Me, yet they’ve never really soared to the heights that we all expected. The self styled indie rock outfit from West Yorkshire... (Read more)
The Black Angels are preparing for the April release of their new album Indigo Meadows by giving you a taster of what’s to come, in the sound of album track Evil Things. Check it out below. The track is available now on iTunes as an instant download with pre-orders HERE.
“Evil Things”... (Read more)
To coincide with their UK tour in February Your Demise released their brilliant new EP Cold Chillin’.
The band have taken the heaviness up several notches on this release, which is in stark contrast to several songs on... (Read more)
Florida-based Roadkill Ghost Choir continue touring behind their self-released debut EP Quiet Light with a string of dates supporting Band of Horses, kicking off April 8 in Denver. The folk rock sextet is also confirmed to play The Governor’s Ball in New York City, Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, and numerous dates at SXSW in... (Read more)
Hip-hop punk Itch has unveiled his hard-hitting video for the track ‘Diplomat’, taken from his second EP ‘Manifesto Pt.2: We’re All In The Gutter’, available as a free download HERE. Having supported fellow Red Bull Records signing AWOLNATION throughout Europe, Itch is also set to take his sound to the US this summer as... (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.
Live at Leeds have announced the latest additions to the festival. Joining Rudimental, Everything Everything, Alunageroge, Peace and Darwin Deez are The Walkmen, Dutch Uncles, Savages, MØ, Melodys Echo Chamber, Dinosaur Pile-Up and many more.
Full list of addittional acts
Dinosaur Pile Up
Melodys Echo... (Read more)
Crime & The City Solution have just released a psychedelic new video, directed by Denielle de Picciotto, for their first single, “Goddess”, from their upcoming album American Twilight (out March 26th) “Goddess” will be released digitally on March 5th.
Formed by Simon Bonney at the age of 16, Crime & The City Solution’s early... (Read more)
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)
Earlier today, Sheffield metal band, Bring Me The Horizon had their upcoming album ‘Sempiternal’ leaked onto the internet! So far mixed reviews of the album have been flowing through Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr so I just had to have a listen for myself.
Yorkshire five piece: Bring Me The Horizon, announced in January that their... (Read more)
A slight departure for Scots band Mechanical Smile with the release ‘Wolf” as their next single offering accompanied by a superb atmospheric video….
“We thought we would try something a bit different so we decided to release an acoustic song. The song’s called ‘Wolf’ and we are really excited about the release’
Mechanical Smile have... (Read more)
Field Report have released a video to accompany the beautiful “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” from the band’s debut full-length, Field Report. Check it out below. The video freatures a homeless man seeking healing and redemption amidst the urban decay of Field Report’s hometown, Milwaukee.
Director Manny Marquez listened on repeat to totally capture the... (Read more)
LA based indie rock band Beware of Darkness have announced the release of their debut album titled Orthodox. Recorded at the Sound Factory and Valley Recorder in Hollywood, CA, executive produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails), and produced by Greg Gordon and frontman Kyle Nicolaides, the album will be... (Read more)
Crowns will be releasing ‘Four Walls’, a track now well established as a crowd favourite and taken from the band’s superb debut album ‘Stitches In The Flag’ on 11th March. Check out the video below. The band have had a busy few months, a mini UK tour for the Big Issue by Twitter, spreading awareness... (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)
Photo Review: Deftones at the Barras Glasgow Feb 2013
Nu Metals gods Deftones need no introduction when it comes to metal, fronted by Chino Moreno the band now touring their New album Koi No Yukan make a welcome return to Glasgow to play The Barrowlands, a sold out gig which had all the makings of... (Read more)
Apparat, aka Sascha Ring, will release Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), an album of music based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Tolstoy’s War & Peace, on Tuesday, February 19th. The renowned German arts festival Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen commissioned Sebastian Hartmann on this project to bring Tolstoy’s masterpiece to the stage. Hartman, considered one... (Read more)
The Kaiser Chiefs – The Barrowlands, Glasgow – Tuesday 12th February 2013
Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs are back in full force touring the UK. They opened the first leg of their 2013 tour last night in Carlisle, and I managed to catch them tonight at their sell out Glasgow gig... (Read more)
Judy Kang’s album, named after herself, is a solo offering from this Canadian violinist made famous from her association with Lady Gaga and the Monster Ball world tour. If you haven’t heard of her don’t expect anything because you’re bound to be wrong. This violinist encompasses the classic with the modern as part of this... (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)
In December 2010, members of Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel joined forces and created Voyager 8. Now these two bands are going on the road and bringing their psych freakouts to a city near you!! Check out the dates below
Acid Baby Jesus
“Often pegged as Athens, Greece’s answer to the Black Lips,... (Read more)
Yorkshire rockers, While She Sleeps, have announced yet another tour for the United Kingdom! The lads have only just come off tour with Asking Alexandria as support act and they’ve already got a busy year ahead. It’s only February lads, well done!
The five lads: Loz, Sean, Adam, Mat and Aaran announced the tour earlier... (Read more)
Sun’s coming up on a pure gold Groovin’ The Moo (GTM 2013)
Come the April/May cusp, GTM is looking forward to sharing some of the freshest sonic produce from favourite home-grown acts to international imports when returning to its much loved four regional towns as well as the Nation’s capital.
From Flume, Tame Impala, The... (Read more)
Pop-punksters All Time Low look, play and act like a bunch of teenagers but they are far from newcomers, formed in Baltimore 2003 and to date having released five studio albums the latest being Don’t Panic, these guys know how to play and have perfected their live show knowing exactly what their audience want and... (Read more)
Merge Records is excited to release a brand new single from Swedish pop maestros, Shout Out Louds, new record, Optica, set for a February 26 release. The new single, Illusions, can be heard via the band’s Soundcloud page.
The Line of Best Fit describes Illusions, saying that the song ” is... (Read more)
Crowns are set to release their new single Four Walls on March 11, and have a headline slot at the Old Blue Last on February 20. Four Walls the well established crowd pleaser is taken from the band’s super debut album, Stitches In The Flag.
2013 started amazingly for Crowns, with a rip roaring UK... (Read more)
London 4-piece, Binary, have revealed that their new single, You Need The Blue Key, will be out on February 25. You Need The Blue Key will be the first release taken off their debut EP, Amber. After the release of their debut single Prisoner last year to a considerable fanfare and a year of intense... (Read more)
Photo Review: Pure Love at King Tuts
When Frank Carter split from Gallows he teamed up with former Hope Conspiracy guitarist Jim Carroll to form, in Carter’s words the band he’s always wanted to be in and that band is Pure Love…a band highly tipped for success by the music press. Their current UK tour... (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)
Caitlin Rose, fresh out of Nashville story tells her way into our ears, listening to this music makes it hard to believe Rose is only 25. Her talent and experiences shown through the music, and especially lyrics leads us to believe she could be heading for a Zimmer frame, but this girl is still young,... (Read more)
Following on from their highly successful NME Awards Tour appearance in The O2 Academy last year Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club returned to Glasgow to play a sold out world famous Barrowlands( Barras) in Glasgow last night.
Now touring their second album Beacon, that has received critical acclaim, finds the band on a more mature... (Read more)
Being a boyfriend and girlfriend duo can have it’s problems when you’re in a band together, particularly when the releationship ends. That’s the position Veelee’s Matthew Park and Ginger Wagg found themselves in back in 2011.
Following the break up, Matthew took some time to himself before he began writing again. Then armed with a... (Read more)
OneRepublic who are preparing for the release of their new album Native on March 22nd, have just announced details of Irish tour dates at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on April 28th and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on April 29th.
The new album, Native is their third full-length, and in creating it, they travelled to Paris,... (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)
Following the breakup of Louis XIV in 2009, frontman and producer Jason Hill converted an isolated 100 year old house in the Hollywood Hills into a recording studio named Ulysses and began writing songs. By the winter of 2012 the full album, The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering, was finished and the band was dubbed... (Read more)