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.
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)
Rat Attack have released a new video for ‘Bird Attack’, lifted from their superb, self titled, debut EP. Watch the video below, then head over to the band’s band camp page to pick the EP up for free. Rat Attack have the energy and ferocity of a young Refused mixed with the a smidgen... (Read more)
Trigger Effect’s monumental new album ‘What’s Left To Eliminate?’ will be their first to be released in the UK. It will be released on May 27th through UK indie label Dry Heave. Hailing from the frozen great white north of Montreal, Quebec in Canada are the five piece punk chaos machine that is Trigger Effect.... (Read more)
Following up from their 2012 EP ‘Out Of The Sky’, Night Verses, the 4-piece aggressive post-rock outfit, have just announced the release of their new album, ‘Lift Your Existence’. The four piece of Douglas Robinson, guitarist Nick DePirro, bassist Reilly Herrera, and drummer Aric Improta again teamed up with producer Kris Crummett for the album... (Read more)
Tigger Da Author has hit the ground running by being tipped by Zane Lowe as his ‘Next Hype’ on BBC Radio 1. With his debut EP ready to launch, the UK got a taster of what’s to come when his track P.O.W.E.R. was played to the Nation. Taken under the wing of the UK’s rap... (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)
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.
Cayucas are a 4 piece combo from sunny Santa Monica, California. With the rather rubbish weather we in the UK seem to be almost permanently subjected to, this debut album rolls in like a refreshing summer breeze, but, much like an English summer, is it a flash in the pan?
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.
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)
Heres the great new video from Animal Kingdom – Get Away With It.Heres what the band says: “For our brand new video – GET AWAY WITH IT – we took out a giant loan. ‘Free money!’ they said, ‘Nothing to repay! Welcome…to Justice Banking…” The video coincides with the UK release of the band’s album,... (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)
Dave Clarke, Kissy Sell Out and Elite Force to headline Bass Camp
‘Baron of Techno’ Dave Clarke, eccentric electro DJ Kissy Sell Out, break beat icon Elite Force and the internationally acclaimed Justin Robertson top the bill at the Wickerman Festival’s Bass Camp dance village this year. Featuring the renowned Em-It and Skiddle tents and... (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)
Oxegen returns to Punchestown from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August Bank Holiday weekend. Headlining this years festival is superstar DJ David Guetta who has sold over six million albums, 15 million singles worldwide and has consistently topped the charts with dancefloor hits such as Play Hard, Titanium, Sweat, and When Love Takes Over featuring... (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)
Steve Earle is hitting Belfast for a show at the Limelight June 2nd. As well as playing old fan favourites, Steve will be showcasing material from his new album The Low Highway which was released last week.
His new 12 track album (his 15th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut... (Read more)
At a time when UK hardcore seems to be at an all time high, Heights are returning with their second album Old Lies For Young Lives on the 29th April. With this second album you’ll find a rejuvenated Heights, having seemingly risen from... (Read more)
They bought us classics such as “Accidentally in love” that we all bop along to in Shrek 2 and have had as many lineups as the Sugarbabes but Counting crows are back and heading straight back into our musical hearts. Returning with their live album “Echoes of the outlaw roadshow” and a UK tour up... (Read more)
Post War Glamour Girls have revealed the video (see below) for their latest single Jazz Funerals. Directed by Jack Chute and featuring the actor James Sobol Kelley, ‘Jazz Funerals’ is a fantastic video that tackles the cheery subject of life and death.
The four piece Leeds band have been making waves in their hometown for... (Read more)
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)
The Flaming Lips and fellow Okie band Horse Thief recently released their new records on the same day in the UK. Horse Thief released their debut EP, Grow Up, Grow Wild and Ther Flaming Lips released The Terror (review HERE) on April 1st. To show their mutual admiration both bands covered a track from... (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)
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.
Mumford & Sons have announced their biggest headline show to date at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London this Summer, in association with Gentlemen of the Road. The band will headline the outdoor event, ‘The Summer Stampede’ on 6th July 2013, backed by a hand-picked line-up featuring Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic... (Read more)
With a strong reputation for their passionate and high octane live shows Arcane Roots release Blood & Chemistry on the 6th May. With any band worth their salt you’ll find they create a sound which is unique and you may struggle to pigeon... (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)
Following an intense first trip to the UK which saw them play to packed out rooms around the country, Los Angeles based indie rock band Beware of Darkness are set to release new single ‘Howl’ on 6th May. The track has already been picking up plays at the likes of XFM, Kerrang! Radio... (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)
Got a little downtime? Check out six of the best new singles.
Bled Dry by BoySetFire After a seven year break Boysetfire return with a limited Record Store Day release in the form of Bled Dry. It’s a short yet triumphant return for the hardcore five some. The heavy and cutting guitars are complemented perfectly... (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.
Arguably Scotland’s top Ska band Bombskare brought musical mayhem to a delighted sold out King Tuts in Glasgow to unveil their superb new album The Day The Earth Stood Stupid. The Edinburgh based masters of ska play a form of the music that is fun, very tongue in cheek and absolutely impossible to stand still... (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)
After appearing alongside Clint Mansell and Philip Glass on the soundtrack for Park Chan-Wook’s recent psychological thriller Stoker, Emily Wells prepares to release her debut UK album and single. Album ‘Mama’ (out June 3rd via Partisan) combines subtle hip-hop inflections and wide-ranging sounds with Emily’s distinctive feline vocals, creating a record that is simultaneously light... (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)
Another year, and Live At Leeds is back for a May Day bank holiday weekend filled with musical awesomeness in the heart of Leeds. There are events on all weekend, from The Unconference on Friday to the Live At Leeds 5-a-side tournament on Monday.
Photo Review: Emeli Sande at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh April 2013. Pop signing sensation Emeli Sande (who’s real name is Adele by the way) returned to Scotland on an unseasonably cold Easter Monday to play a sold out show at the capital’s Usher Hall hopefully to bring some warmth to her adoring fans.
It may seem to have taken a lifetime, but London rock band Scholars are due to release their stunning debut album Always Lead, Never Follow on the 8th April. In the time that it’s taken to write, record and release this album Scholars have managed to hone their live shows and become an incredibly well... (Read more)
John Grant has unveiled a new video for GMF (watch below) from his latest album Pale Green Ghosts, check out our album review HERE. The video was directed by Lucy Luscombe and follows a day in the life of John and his many encounters along the way. As well as the new album and... (Read more)
Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox and is of course a special day for many people. However, of more importance to some of us (‘us’ being those antichrists’ that like rock music) is the much simplier 3rd Saturday in April. Why? Because its National Record Store Day!
Live at Leeds have announced the latest additions to the festival taking place over the early bank holiday in May. London Grammar, Misty Miller, Ruen Brothers and Swiss Lips head up the latest additions for the Saturday joining the line-up of Rudimental, Everything Everything, Laura Mvula, The 1975, AlunaGeorge, Peace, Darwin Deez ,The... (Read more)
Check out the new video for ‘WISHES’ by BEACH HOUSE. Directed by Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric fame) and starring Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). On the video, Eric Wareheim says… “Beach House, Ray Wise, fireworks, and horses. How can I go wrong? This is the first project that I’ve ever collaborated creatively with the... (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)
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)
Bristols premier music festival, Love Saves the Day returns with full effect this year. Curated by the brains behind Glastonbury’s WOW stage and 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 prodigious multi-instrumentalist, Bonobo. With a... (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)
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)
As the festival season draws to an end and Autumn is officially upon us the last of the summer festivals rolls in.. and what a roll it had.. in the shape of the Future Music Festival 2013 Sydney Australia. With a sold out crowd that I have heard was 50,000 but felt like 200,000, Future... (Read more)
Amy Macdonald, The Enemy, KT Tunstall, Dexys and Bellowhead Amongst Acts Announced
Spring has sprung and The Wickerman Festival is bursting with news as the second wave of main stage acts is announced today. Headlining the festival on the Saturday will be Scottish singer songwriter Amy Macdonald. Joining her on the Summerisle stage will be... (Read more)
Hot on the heels of artists like Jake Bugg comes new band The Strypes, quick to take advantage of the resurgence in sixties type beat music the band are selling out gigs all over the country and are also billed to appear at T In The Park and The Isle Of Wight Festival.
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)
Tennent’s Lager’s nationwide search for Scotland’s freshest unsigned musical talent begins with the launch of T Break 2013. Since 1996 Tennent’s have given Scotland’s top unsigned acts the chance to play the legendary T Break Stage at T in the Park. As from today, bands and solo acts from across the country can submit their... (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)
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
The Walkmen Dinosaur Pile Up Dutch Uncles Electric Guest 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.
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)
To coincide with the release of his second album, Pale Green Ghosts, John Grant has announced a string of live dates across the UK and Ireland. Check out the dates below. Following the break up of The Czars, Grant took some time off from the music business before returning to recording and performing in 2010... (Read more)
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)
Due to exceptional demand Beyonce has announced she will play two additional shows at London O2 Arena on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May and a third night at the Manchester Arena on Thursday 9th May as part of the The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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)
Over 12th – 14th July, 85,000 music fans per day will descend on the fields of Kinross to experience the 20th year of Tin the Park. With an incredible line-up of seminal artists and the hottest chart topping and stadium filling... (Read more)
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the American rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge. He is a founding member of both bands, and has also collaborated with many other artists over the years. He released his debut solo album, All I Was, in July 2012.... (Read more)
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)
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)
Bipolar Sunshine is a name you may not know but it’s one you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the coming months. Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project of Mancunian Adio Marchant, again, a name you may not immediately know, but Adio is no stranger to the music scene.
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.
Suffolk born singer songwriter Alan Bonner is no stranger to the music business. Since graduating from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in 2007, he has released his debut album Songs For The Heart Shaped in 2008 and played live all over Europe and Australia. Now, as... (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)
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)
Takedown Festival have announced their first announcement of bands/artists for the festival that takes place on the 11th of May at Southampton University. The line-up so far consists of The Blackout, Don Broco, Mallory Knox, While She Sleeps, Arcane Roots and Max Raptor. There is 30 more bands to be announced and the venue will... (Read more)
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)
Bournemouth based trio Tommy Needs A Gun represents one of the most intrequing bands to have appeared on the music scene in some time. Consisting of Ryan Perks on vocal and lead guitar duties and Jord Williams on bass and backing, their claim they “…don’t inspire to be like any other band – We just... (Read more)
Do you fancy playing at the Isle Of Wight Festival this year? You could be sharing the stage with the likes of The Stone Roses, Killers, Jake Bugg, Willy Mason or if you’re really unlucky Bon Jovi! But think positive!!
The organisers’ are looking for 6 unsigned bands to perform at this years festival. To... (Read more)
Scottish Electronic act Homework are preparing for the launch of their album 13 Towers on March 25th by giving you a taster of what’s to come from the new record. Although this is their debut album, Homework are no strangers to the music scene. The Edingburgh based experimental foursome have already released two EPs and... (Read more)
Think Antipodean rock music has never evolved past AC/DC or Inxs? Think again…
Opening track, Hoo Ha, from Even The Odd Ones Out – the debut long player from Aussie four piece, ME, is a bona fide statement of intent. Just from its first brass augmented blasts it’s clear that ME dig the avant-garde –... (Read more)
Geekcore act Fights & Fires release their second album We Could All Be Dead Tomorrow on the 4th March through Swedish label Blackstar Foundation. It’s a raucous and passionate affair, mixing a blend... (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 (Read more)
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.
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)
Scottish rock band, Biffy Clyro, released their 6th studio album, “Opposites”, earlier this week.
Formed in 1995, Biffy Clyro have been one of the most successful Scottish rock bands up to date. The two albums, “Puzzle” and “Only Revolutions”, both reached the top five in the UK album charts and new album ‘Opposites’ is hoped... (Read more)
For those of you familiar with Hardcore music the name Vinnie Caruana isn’t anything new. The front man of the Brooklyn based Post-Hardcore band ‘I Am The Avalanche’ is releasing his own solo EP this month. Caruana says “I really felt like I owed this to myself and to all the people who... (Read more)
Front-man of The Foo Fighters. Former drummer of Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age. The shiny demon in the middle of the road in the Tenacious D movie. And now directing music videos of other bands. Is there anything that Dave Grohl CAN’T do?
It was recently revealed that the Foo joined forces with... (Read more)
Mick Fleetwood recently confirmed that Fleetwood Mac are to play live shows in the UK this coming Autumn, with a string of US dates already mapped out as part of their world tour which kicks off in April.
However, UK dates are still to be announced.
He said: We’re doing a big world tour that... (Read more)
Music in Iceland is booming at the moment. Pascal Pinon, Sin Fang and now Retro Stefson. Already chart topping superstars in their own country, Retro Stefson are set to release their self titled debut UK album release. The album sees it’s official UK release on March 25th through Les Frères Stefson and is accompanied by... (Read more)
Hurray, hurrah! Simon Cruz, Eric Young, Peter London and Martin Sweet, collectively known as Swedish Glam-Metallers, Crashdiet, are back with the follow up to their 2010 Generation Wild album, and boy, are they back!
The Savage Playground, released on January 22, has kicked 2013 off with a bang, and has restored my faith in music,... (Read more)
British rock band, Lower Than Atlantis, recently announced their UK tour: F**k It To The Man Tour. The four guys will be playing numerous venues around the UK and Ireland in April, kicking off in Belfast!
Young Hertfordshire rockers: Mike, Eddy, Ben and Dec have been very busy recently. In the past year, they’ve released... (Read more)
Live At Leeds has announced the initial line-up for Live At Leeds. Once again taking part over the Early May Bank Holiday, 3rd May till 6th May and hosting over a hundred bands. This year’s line-up features two Brit nominees and five of the BBC Sound of 2013 shortlist, celebrating the best in... (Read more)
On the 25th of January, dance-rock three piece MNEMOTECHNIC released their debut album ‘Awards’ on Smalltown America. The three guys: Arnaud Kermarrec-Tortorici (Bass guitar), Anthony-Medhi Affari (Vocals) and Xavier Guillaumin (Drums) from Brest, France have currently had great reviews from websites and magazines, it looks like 2013 has kicked off to a flying start for... (Read more)
At this point, absolutely nothing can stop Drowning Pool. The platinum-selling Texas quartet continues to roll forward fearlessly as they announce the release of their fifth album Resilience on April 2nd!
Recorded at ‘House of Lord’ studios with Katao Khandwala again at... (Read more)
South Wales indie-pop act The Vestals are set to release their new single ‘Seventeen’ on February 11th. To get you ready for it, the guys have unveiled the video to accompany the track, check it out below.
It’s going to be a very busy few months for The Vestals as they’re also hitting the road... (Read more)
Well, quite simply, the Milwaukee duo, Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman, are two rather acomplished musicians, long time friends and travelers, who together create cosmic soundscapes from all corners of the world, often enlisting a supporting cast of friends and contemporaries.
With little more than a wi-fi connection and... (Read more)
Camera Lucida is the new five track EP from UK based band Gunning for Tamar. This EP is due for release in April 2013 just in time to celebrate the end of their latest full UK tour which is certain to increase the bands reputation as well as their fan base. Camera Lucida... (Read more)
Brighton based Fear of Men is set to release a compilation of singles on marbled vinyl 12” and as a digital set under the title “Early Fragments” on February 12, 2013 via Brooklyn based indie Kanine Records. To date, Fear of Men has released singles on various UK labels.
Psychedelic rockers, The Black Angels have announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated new album Indigo Meadows. The album marks the Austin, Texas-based band’s fourth full-length release, following 2010’s acclaimed Phosphene Dream and will arrive in UK stores and online on April 1st. Blasting an intro to the album is new track ‘Don’t Play... (Read more)
Sonic Boom Six have unveiled the fantastic new video for their infectious single ‘Keep On Believing’. The single is taken from the bands self-titled album which was released in October and the video features TV legend Jim Bowen trying to save a pub from closure. Laila K, vocalist and front woman from SB6 on the... (Read more)
NEW MONTHLY CLUB NIGHT FOR EDINBURGH STARTS ON 26 APRIL
Haddowfest, the one day music festival for Edinburgh now entering its fourth year, are branching out and starting a new monthly club night in the nation’s capital, Haddowfest Presents… and are delighted to announce that headliners for their opening night in April will be the... (Read more)
It’s official! Sheffield metalcore band, Bring Me The Horizon, have brought out a video for their latest single: ‘Shadow Moses’! The video was released earlier today (22/1/13) onto Epitaph Record’s Youtube account and the bands Vevo.
The video involves the five lads: Oli, Matt, Lee, Jordan and Matt, first in a snowland area then on... (Read more)
Two and a half months ago, Bring Me The Horizon gave us the first ever sneak peak to their new upcoming album ‘Sempiternal’. The track, later announced as ‘Shadow Moses’, was a big hit even when only two minutes of introduction footage was released onto youtube.
People who went to the surprise Sheffield Leadmill gig... (Read more)
There can be no greater feeling than that of loving arms wrapping you up safe from the harshness of the world. But for some the reality is they fear they will never experience that feeling of safety, of someone being there to protect them from the things that make nightmares an everyday event.
When Thomas Rowley & Joe Green (Milburn) joined exisiting Sheffield band ‘The Backhanded Compliments’ in 2010, they were renamed Dead Sons and introduced to the world in a Hometown gig at the Tramlines Festival.
An EP and a tour with Artic Monkeys later, and the band are about to drop their debut album ‘The Hollers... (Read more)
As supermarket giants help Simon Cowell in his quest to thoroughly homogenise the music market with re-hashed hits from reality show contestant winners it seems only Disney is able to compete for shelf space with their tirade of formulaic hair-styles parading around a stage to a tweenage audience eager to buy their ticket on board... (Read more)
Sally Shapiro is a Swedish synthpop artist, comprised of an unnamed female vocalist and producer Johan Agebjörn. Their third album Something Else, presents twelve tracks of electronic music, heavily influenced by the Italo disco sound of the mid-1980s, but also featuring other elements of dance music.
The album opens with Prescript, a short ambient... (Read more)
Madeleine Peyroux has announced March 5th for the release of her new albumThe Blue Room. The Blue Room sees Madeleine and longtime collaborator / legendary producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), re-examine Ray Charles’ classic, and one of his most controversial albums, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music .
London trio, Teleman, are to release their debut 7″ single this week through Moshi Moshi Records.
The single’s A-Side track Cristina has notched up 35000 listens in the past month, and now they unveil the B-Side, In Your Fur, a more guitar-driven song, packed full of punch and alternative quirk. ... (Read more)
Kim Kardashian has told MTV news that she will NOT be showing the birth of her child on TV. The publicity addict has decided enough is enough and is going to keep this part of her life private. Haven’t been offered enough money yet, Kim?
Dinosaur Jr will be touring the UK and Europe in January 2013 for the first time since May 2010, with many dates already sold out. They’ll be playing in support of their latest album I Bet On Sky, which is a true and worthy addition to the Dinosaur Jr discography, brilliantly imprinted with the... (Read more)
ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE ‘INTIMATE & OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK’ TOUR FOR APRIL + DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2013 APPEARANCE
ENTER SHIKARI round off a solid 18 months of touring the world promoting their third album ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ with the ‘Return To Energiser 2013‘ UK & Ireland tour that sees them playing 24 intimate shows in towns that they... (Read more)
Following a year that saw a headline sold out Wembley Arena and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Winchester-born folk/punk hero Frank Turner starts 2013 by announcing the title, tracklisting and release date for his forthcoming album, plus details of a short run of UK headline shows.
Enter Shikari have just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at The Mandela Hall on Tuesday 30th April 2013. Having played well over 1000 live shows including Glastonbury, Soundwave and Australia’s Big Day Out, tickets for the Belfast gig which go on sale on Friday are sure to be in demand.
Wicker Fans to ‘Get their Rocks Off’ as Indie Legends Take Centre Stage Primal Scream Announced for 2013……….
The Wickerman , one of Scotland’s best-loved independent music festivals, has revealed that the Friday night headliner for this year’s summer festival will be seminal Scottish rock band Primal Scream. Also joining the Festival’s red hot line-up will... (Read more)
After touring and recording as a part of bands Dinosaur Pile Up and Old Romantic Killer Band, Leeds based musician Harry George Johns, goes solo, with his new mini album Post-Breakdown Blues due to be released on the 11th February. The mini album is an incredibly personal... (Read more)
Funeral For A Friend release their sixth album Conduit on the 28th January. It’s a blistering an raucous affair, clocking in at just over 30 minutes there’s not one break in the torrent of punching... (Read more)
Brighton alt-rockers unleash compelling debut album
Formed in 2010 from the ashes of Telegraphs, Chaos Days and Epitaph Records’ This City, Brighton quintet EAGER TEETH quickly uncovered a unique musical chemistry, borne from a collective musical nostalgia... (Read more)
Low are releasing the first song from their 10th record, The Invisible Way. “Just Make It Stop” is available for streaming HERE or below. The album cover for the record is now available for posting and the... (Read more)
Los Angeles-based quintet Milo Greene will tour the U.S. this spring, playing a mixture of headline dates and shows with Stars, including two nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (March 8 & 9). See below for itinerary.
Northern Ireland’s favourite rock band Axis Of are preparing for the release of their debut album ‘Finding St Kila” The band have a growing army of fans from their relentless touring with acts such as The Joy Formidable, Twin Atlantic and Therapy? and are set to further boost their popularity with the new album and... (Read more)
Texas dark heavy metal band Venomous Maximus have unleashed Path Of Doom on us! Taken from their new album Beg Upon the Light, you can hear more new material when the guys hit the road with New Orlean metallers Down. You can catch them at the following venues:
Balthazar preview the release of their album,‘Rats’, with a London show at the Lexington on 16th January. With their current single, ‘The Oldest Of Sisters’ proving a favourite at Xfm, the band also release a second single from the album in February in the shape of ‘Do Not... (Read more)
Hot on the heels of one of the busiest years of their career, Your Demise have revealed details of their next release. The follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Golden Age album will take the form of a furious four track E.P – ironically titled COLD CHILLIN’. The... (Read more)
Don’t we just love Twitter? How did arguments start before it? This time it’s the turn of Holly Hagan and Rita Ora to go at it. Holly (the worst kind of ‘celebrity’) from car crash TV show, Geordie Shore tweeted that Rita was been having an affair with Jay Z (she did add ‘ALLEDGELY’ which... (Read more)
Adele’s album 21, released in January 2011 has moved up a notch to become the 4th best selling album EVER, in the UK! The album has currently sold 4.56m copies, overtaking Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? with 10K more in sales. Another half a million sales would see Adele move ahead of Abba’s Gold... (Read more)
Following his October 2012 support dates with Slash and sold out club shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, Grammy Award winning songwriter MarkTremonti will return to the UK in February for a series of live dates.
This latest set of shows coincide with new single ‘Wish You Well’, which is set for release... (Read more)
Yawn! Todays ‘You’re Too Old Let Go’ news comes from constant bore Liam Gallagher. He’s the Oasis brother with no talent. Yes, the one that stands still in front of a microphone with his hands behind his back. According to The Sun newspaper, Liam Gallagher has had quite a dig a Mumford & Sons! Of... (Read more)
After touring and recording as part of bands Dinosaur Pile Up and Old Romantic Killer Band, Harry George John’s is set to release his new mini album, Post Breakdown Blues, with a release date of February 11 2013.
Post Breakdown Blues is a dark, dreary personal diary, which depicts the desperate times Harry faced in... (Read more)
Blondie, fronted by Debbie Harry have announced two Irish dates in June 2012. Blondie was originally formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris Stein and ex-folkie and ex-Max’s Kansas City waitress, vocalist/songwriter Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York downtown circuit of... (Read more)
Following the announcement of their greatly anticipated new album, Wonderful, Glorious, set for release on February 4, EELS released details of an extensive March UK tour, including a date in the freshly refurbished Limelight 1 on Thursday 14 March.
Friday night, & my 5th ever Rufus Wainwright gig, first 3 times I saw the man, all at the Armadillo, were knockout. 2005 (Want Two tour) & successive evenings in 2007 (Release The Stars) tour were superb shows, but the 4th, at the Concert Hall in 2010 (Songs for Lulu tour) wasn’t much fun at... (Read more)
Los Angeles based hard rockers Black Veil Brides return with their third album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. The album is being released on January 7th via Lava Records/Island Records UK. The album marks the band’s first full length release since 2011’s Set The World On Fire which debuted in the US at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart,... (Read more)
Andy Burrowshas announced details of a UK tour in February 2013. Burrows, whose superb solo album, Company, was released last month, will play shows that include a date at London’s Bush Hall on February... (Read more)
Eminem has announced he will headline Slane Castle on Saturday 17th August. Speaking of todays announcement Lord Henry Mountcharles said “In 2005 I said Eminem was a stunning artist. He is even more so today. I am thrilled he is going to play Slane”
Squeeze are a band that seem to have been around for ever, their music is timeless and songs like Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted are still as fresh and current today as they were in the eighties and form the sound track to many a 40 + year olds life. Formed in... (Read more)
90’s English hard rock legends Little Angels announced in January 2012 they were to reform to play Download, Their newly launched website for the occasion credits the meeting of the four founding members at Michael Lee’s funeral as the catalyst for this re-union, stating “From the tragic death of their band-mate old friendships are rekindled”….... (Read more)
Following the successful DIY release of their debut album ‘Don Your Suit of Lights’, The Mostar Diving Club – Obi frontman Damian Katkhuda and producer/multi-instrumentalist Will Worsley – will release their second album ‘Triumph of Hope’ on March 4th 2013 on Lucky Sixteen Limited / BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
Having Just finished a sold-out UK tour that saw Gallows dominate stages with more passion, anger and conviction than ever before, the band are now proud to announce the release of ‘Cross Of Lorraine’ as a single this coming December 10th on Venn Records. Already a firm live favourite, it’s the track that brings ‘Gallows’... (Read more)
BALTHAZAR announce their arrival on UK shores with a single taken from their ‘Rats’ album on December 17th. ‘The Oldest Of Sisters’ is the lead track from the album and gives a glimpse of the band’s phenomenal songwriting talent, drawing on their love of the likes of Serge Gainsbourg with its smoky shuffle. Watch the... (Read more)
[PIAS] Recordings, one of the UK & Europe’s most influential and successful independent record labels, is celebrating its 30th birthday. The company will mark this milestone by re-issuing classic albums from its extensive catalogue on vinyl, including records by pioneering artists Young Gods, Front 242, Soulwax, Dinosaur Jr, Crystal Castles, and Mogwai. The albums will... (Read more)
The fantastic Willy Mason has announced the release of his brand new Don’t Stop Now EP on January 14 to warm you up for the release of his third studio album also due for release later next year. The EP will be released digitally and as a limited-run of five hundred 10” vinyl via influential... (Read more)
Virginian indie-pop trio Eternal Summers have commenced a string of US dates and released a new video for Good As You. The video follows a young woman who is stuck in a decrepit mental asylum while dreaming of herself in an underwater world. The location used in the video was a mental hospital built in... (Read more)
The Giving Tree Bandhave released the music video for the song “Dead Heroes,” from their recently released albumVacilador. The Giving Tree band will close out the year with select tour dates across the mid-west, check out the dates below:
Upcoming Tour Dates:
NOVEMBER 22 – Louisville, KY – Hideaway Saloon 23 –... (Read more)
After a busy year of globetrotting and festivals Southampton trio Band of Skulls are back touring in the UK , tonight the band returned to Glasgow a mere 9 months after packing out the Arches only this time at the larger O2 ABC.
Band of Skulls are an English alternative rock band from Southampton, consisting... (Read more)
Today White Drugs /ATO Records have released “Ribcage”, a brand new song from the forthcoming album by acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx. The track is available as a download at all digital retailers and on 7” vinyl at http://thebronxxx.shop.musictoday.com. The limited edition vinyl also features “Into The Black”... (Read more)
Diamond Version are to release EP 2 on download and 12″ on November 26. Featuring tracks such as Science for a Better Life, Forever New Frontiers and Shift The Future, this is the second installment in a sequence of five 12″/download EP’s released throughout 2012 and early 2013, culminating in a full album in 2013.
letlive. will make their much anticipated return to UK shores in the lead-up to the release of a new album in 2013. They get to tick off an item from their bucket list too, seeing as their live return will come in the form of a tour with the one and only Deftones.
Following their recent sold-out UK tour and with a triumphant 2012 under their belts, Beach House premiere a new video for ‘Wild’, one of the many highlights from their fourth album (reckoned by many critics’ to be album of the year) Bloom. The intense and compelling clip was directed by filmmaker Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Madonna,... (Read more)
Vancouver quartet Yukon Blonde have debuted their new video for “My Girl” taken from their second LP “Tiger Talk” via Dine Alone. Yukon Blonde have just finished a tour supporting the album. Produced by Colin Stewart, the album features raw, guitar driven sound and follows the band’s debut EP “Fire/Water” released last autumn.
Like some of the other shows I’ve been to recently I hadn’t really been exposed to this artist’s music in a big way. I had heard of his name, and that he had a strong connection with ‘Leonard Cohen’, I had also heard the cover Rufus did of ‘Chelsea Hotel no. 2’ and it pretty... (Read more)
Correatown, the musical project of LA based artist Angela Correa, whose latest album Pleiades, which was released in the UK/Europe on August 27, and October 16 in the US/Canada, seems to be the soundtrack for the coming months.
Fresh off the heels of a UK/European tour, which saw the band doing a session for BBC 6... (Read more)
With the release of their hotly anticipated free download Kaleidoscope EP only just weeks away, Newcastle Alt. Pop band Shields have unveiled the video for their explosive cover of SBTRKT’s Pharaohs. Available on both the iTunes and CD version of the EP, the cover is a sensationally creative reimagining of one of the two step producers stand... (Read more)
Local Natives have announced a full European tour for Spring 2013, including a London date at Scala on Feburary 14, following the release of their eagerly anticipated second album Hummingbird on January 28.
Tickets for the UK dates went on sale on Friday 9 November, with London tickets priced at £13.50 subject to booking fee. ... (Read more)
Dundee based band, Millsyeck, are currently riding high, following their success at Hard Rock Hell’s Highway To Hell in Glasgow this October, being offered a prestigious slot to play alongside international rock acts including Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach, Ugly Kid Joe, and the legendary American thrash band, Testament, aswell as the UK’s own hard rock... (Read more)
Live Nation are delighted to announce that Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan, the original line-up of the mighty Status Quo, are reforming for a one-off, never to be repeated series of UK dates in March 2013. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on 16 November 2012 fromwww.livenation.co.uk and (Read more)
Just last Friday, I received two things in the post. One made me want to scream and one made me want to cry out of happiness. The first one was of course my Job Seekers forms, the second – Aerosmith’s brand new album, Music From Another Dimension!
This was so exciting, I hadn’t expected to... (Read more)
Cheltenham quintet, Harbour, are set to release their debut EP, Morning, through istartedthefire Records on 10 December 2012; an honest and engaging account of bravery and hope in the face of quiet escapism and loss.
Morning will take the form of digital download, as well as a limited run of beautiful hand-crafted CDs (limited to... (Read more)
With the anticipated release of their upcoming EP, Kaleidoscope, only a few weeks away, Newcastle based band Shields are giving away a free download of their song Mezzanine on their Soundcloud page, with the full EP available for free download on their official website on November 19. Isn’t that nice?
Mezzanine is bursting with addictive pop... (Read more)
Canadian pop rock act Acres Of Lions unleash their first UK release on the 26th November. It’s all pop rock, described in the press release as “Heartbreak” rockers. That should give you a pretty clear idea of their brand of heart wrenching lyrics, soaring guitars and lover-lorn... (Read more)
The Mouse That Ate The Cat aka TMTAC are about the release their debut single 40 Years From Now on the 26th November 2012. TMTATC started as a side-project between Glasgow-based Brian Henderson (who was fronting The Dykeenies at the time) and Colin Keenan (formerly of Drive-By Argument). Within a month of posting material online, they... (Read more)
29 October saw a UK release of O’Brother’s album, Garden Window, through Triple Crown Records/Favourite Gentleman, produced by Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (who also have guest appearances on the album), and mixed by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Public Enemy).
Garden Window is an energetic, but at the same time, chilled out,... (Read more)
US Melodic Hardcore/Punk movement, Such Gold, are to release their debut album, Misadventures, in the UK on February 25 2013, in support of their freshly released UK tour dates with Funeral for A Friend.
Even before their debut was recorded, Such Gold featured in Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know, and have even... (Read more)
Since releasing their debut album ‘Modern Myths’ just for their home, Canada and the USA’s ears only, Winnipeg’s ”Les Jupes” have been taking part in a huge tour all over North America and Europe, hoping to win over the hearts of fans who don’t know it yet, one soul at a time.... (Read more)
Party Guy Records present to us their 9th release, coming from Sin City Status.
The Amsterdam-based duo, Victor and Noah, produced a two-track EP of minimal bongo porn, with the tracks, The Clave and Cut Two, being the essence of MNML. Blended with plenty of 808‘s, this EP certainly whisks you back to the hot summers of the 1990s.
Bullet For My Valentine are set to release their fourth studio album, Temper Temper, on February 11 2013.
The metal giants, who recently headlined Radio 1′s Rock Week, with an invite-only gig at the BBC Maida Vale studios where they debuted the title track from the new album, have also announced a UK tour for March.
Australian metal band Parkway Drive are currently streaming their highly anticipated fourth album “Atlas” out now on Epitaph Records. Its brand new material from the band and is pretty amazing! The album can be listened to below! The new record is posed as one of the most highly anticipated heavy albums of the year and features... (Read more)
Gigging across the UK and Europe and supporting bands such as Two Door Cinema club and Mystery Jets and The Kaiser Chiefs, Club Smith finally release their debut album, Appetite for Chivalry, the 11th of November.
Kicking things off is the track “Mantra.” ….While the guitar hooks are reminiscent of U2, which is never a bad thing really,... (Read more)
Edinburgh’s most ambitious small music festival took place on Sunday October 2012 offering an impressive line-up with that included Hadouken, Kassidy, Miaoux Miaoux and The Cribs making their only Scottish show this autumn. GigApe got down there early (for us) on a Sunday to grab as much of the action as was possible for a... (Read more)
Alt-J has won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. The annual music prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past winners include PJ Harvey, Portishead, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, and The xx. This year’s nominees included albums from Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Jessie Ware,... (Read more)
Local lass made good Amy MacDonald makes a return to her almost hometown of Glasgow to play 2 sold out shows in the O2 ABC. Macdonald attended Bishopbriggs High School (near Glasgow) and is a self-taught musician, playing her father’s guitar after being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000,... (Read more)
Italian rockers Lacuna Coil are arguably Italy’s finest export when it comes to rock music, the band return to the Glasgow venue The Garage as part of their Dark Legacy Tour which celebrates the history of Lacuna Coil, formed in 1999 Lacuna Coil have released 6 albums the latest being Dark Adrenaline released January 2012.
Cardiff based sextet Among Brothers are set to tour the UK this November/December. The tour coincides with the release of their new double a –side 7” single “I am Certain/I Do Not Believe” out November 19th through Too Pure Singles Club.
2012 was a busy year for Among Brothers, playing numerous international festivals and being... (Read more)
English singer & producer Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK Singles Chart in March 2010, when his collaboration with British rapper Tinie Tempah “Pass Out” reached number one. His first solo single “Let the Sun Shine ” was released in... (Read more)
Acclaimed Danish duo The Raveonettes have released the official video for new song “Curse The Night” which comes from the band’s new album Observator. Check it out below. The Raveonettes just wrapped up the North American leg of their worldwide tour, that will take them to places like Turkey, Spain, UK, Italy and... (Read more)
Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware were the founder members of pioneering British electro-pop group The Human League; Glenn Gregory had been their original choice when seeking a vocalist for the band but he was unavailable at the time, so they chose Philip Oakey instead. When personal and creative tensions within the group reached breaking... (Read more)
Okay! Call me a saddo if you want, but I LOVE Michael Bublé ! I don’t love him all year round. Summer, spring and most of autumn are filled with Frank Turner, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear and even a bit of punk in the form of Metz. But come the winter, I become a Bublétte.... (Read more)
Following the release of his widely applauded album last December, Oh Fortune, Dan Mangan, the gruff-voiced Canadian, has annouced the release of a 7″ single to be available digitally from this Monday, 29 October, and also on limited edition 7″ vinyl during his forthcoming European tour.
Mangan won many awards, bringing his total to six, at the... (Read more)
25-year-old West Coast Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, today announced that he will be playing a string of UK shows in January 2013. The tour sees the young Hip-Hop star playing London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, with tickets for the tour going on sale 9am on Friday 26 October, available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Frank Turner rounds off an extraordinary year with a near sell-out UK headline tour that covers the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Plus a phenomenal festive finale supporting The Pogues at the London O2. Full dates are:
Benjamin Francis Leftwich releases a new EP, ‘In The Open’ on November 19th, and is set to tour the UK and USA for the remainder of 2012. ‘In The Open’ features Ben’s ethereal vocals gliding over a wistful lament which proves that Ben was not just one of the most compelling new artists of... (Read more)
Fresh from a triumphant return to the live arena with festival dates which included iTunes, Download, the IsleofWight and Rockness, Biffy Clyro will follow the January288th 2013 release of their eagerly anticipated new double-album ‘Opposites’ with their biggest arena tour to date including a night at The O2 Dublin on March 28th... (Read more)
In typical punk style it’s pack full of shouty short and instantaneous songs. There’s a simmering energy behind each track giving the album a fantastic bursting feel. At times We Are The Physics air towards the math rock style with a start stop discordance, it’s gloriously catchy and hypnotic.
Deftones have announced a headline tour of the UK in February 2013. The tour sees the band play six cities, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and London. The gigs will showcase tracks from the bands seventh album Koi No Yokan which is released in the UK on November 12th as well as all the fans’ favs.
Welsh rockers, Lostprophets are hitting the road for a UK tour that kicks off in Wolverhampton on Nov 1st and finishes in Newport before the guys leave to Japan. Formed in 1997, Lostprophets have released 5 albums, selling almost 4 records. The band released Weapons in April this year to much critical accliam. The record... (Read more)
The mighty Motörhead are back! Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee are back on tour after 37 years and more than 20 studio records without ever changing their style. In celebration of their 35 years on the road, last year the band released The Wörld Is Ours Vol 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace... (Read more)
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra have announced a UK tour during March 2013. Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer, and prolific blogger Amanda Palmer and her band The Grand Theft Orchestra are excited to announce further UK & Irish shows following their sold out 3 UK shows this month. The March 2013 tour will commence in... (Read more)
Barsuk Records is thrilled to unleash Menomena’s video for “Plumage,” off their new album Moms. Pitchfork premiered the video, deeming it “a very strange mexican standoff…ridiculous and awesome.” The video, available below, was directed by Trevor McMahan, who described the clip as “the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band’s music – that aural struggle... (Read more)
Wisconsin’s Blessed Feathers have released their EP Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds andAmerican Songwriter is running an exclusive album stream. The band also released a video that chronicles their time spent recording the album in Gardnier, NY. The video features Thor Harris of Swans & Shearwater, who collaborated with Blessed Feathers on... (Read more)
Crooked Fingers, featuring Eric Bachmann (Archer’s of Loaf frontman), have announced they will be touring the UK this winter, ahead of the release of their new album, Breaks in the Armour. The full length will be available in the UK for the first time on December 4, by Merge Records, who have released the opening track Typhoon today... (Read more)
Exactly 18 years since they became the first ever band to play at the prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire in London, Soundgarden have announced an intimate show at the venue on November 9, prior to the release of their new album, King Animal, to be released on November 12.
The set will include first performances of... (Read more)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults has premiered ‘Bulletproof Girl’ with RCRD LBL, the second single off their Untogether album, out next week. ‘Bulletproof Girl’ follows ‘Visions,’ the album’s first single released this summer with Paste. Untogether is an album that radiates infectious melodies, heartbreaking sentiments, and danceable dreampop. The quartet will return to NYC this month to debut the... (Read more)
The Black Keys have announced their UK dates during their World Tour which started today in Sydney! The bands previous gigs have received phenominal reviews and these are not to be missed! Check out the dates below plus links to tickets!
Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has had an extraordinary two-years in his native England. Heralded as “The people’s prince of punk poetry” by the NME, he has amassed a huge and adoring fan base, breakthrough radio hits and a sold out headlining show at Wembley Arena (documented in a thrilling new DVD). It all reached a crescendo... (Read more)
Fidlar’s are set to release their first LP via Mom + Pop and Wichita recordings. Recorded at their home studio, The album is set to be 14 tracks long and out in early 2013. Fidlar is Zac Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Brandon Schwartzel, and Max Kuehn. Elvis and Zac met at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA and... (Read more)
It’s the ‘Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome’ and this year Future Music Festival is set to rock your skulls off! We’ve been brewing something special, and full of more mind-blowing music than you can poke a cactus at… Future Music Festival 2013 is going to... (Read more)
Finland’s most successful rock band HIM release their new album XX – Two Decades of Love Metal on the 6th November. It’s a compilation of their 20 year career to date, with one new track ‘Strange World’ thrown into the mix.
Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles are excited to announce the VEVO world-premiere of their music video for “Undone”. The video was directed by Chiara Clemente, a New York City filmmaker whose experience includes directing the documentariesBeginningsandOur City Dreams, and her films have been screened at more than 30 theaters worldwide and broadcast on the... (Read more)
Legend in Japan are an explosive alt-punk band from London, England. The antithesis of the saccharine sweet pop princesses dominating the modern music scene, in the few months they’ve been together, they’ve already garnered favour with crowds up and down the country. Gathering positive reviews and a rapidly expanding fan base, their journeys so far... (Read more)
It has been revealed that the UK’s doom heroes My Dying Bride will entitle their forthcoming opus ‘A Map of all our Failures’. It will be released October 15th on Peaceville Records on CD, double vinyl & special edition CD/DVD. The album recording & mix was recently completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with... (Read more)
Day Joy makes beautiful lush dream folk landscapes caressed with crooning and heart felt melodies and deep poetic lyricism. Hailing from Orlando, FL the now five sometimes six piece was originally a two person project started by Peter Michael Perceval and Michael Serrin. Peter and Michael met in college years ago where they acoustically wrote... (Read more)
The 5th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) comes to the heart of Williamsburg for a multi-night, multi-venue takeover on November 9 and 10, 2012. Taking place across Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo and The Villain Loft; BEMF will premiere the most talked about and about-to-break talents in electronic music... (Read more)
A 3 Day festival in Big Sur CA featuring The Devil Makes Three, Blind Pilot, Here We Go Magic and lots more.
‘Communion in the Redwoods’, the intimate and carefully curated 3-day festival, returns to California for its second year. In the beautiful Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, CA, ‘Communion in the Redwoods’ is presented... (Read more)
American band Balmorhea have released their fifth full-length album Stranger, and announced a string of dates to coincide with the new album. Celebrated on past releases for what the New Yorker eloquently described as the bands “slow burning, wordless, and ambient Americana” with Stranger the band moves beyond contemplative reverence for the land and the history of their... (Read more)
New Yorkindie-popoutfit, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be playing their Czech debut concert on Sunday 4th November. The band will be supported by UK dark punkers, Dead Wolf Club. The show will be at the ambient Meet Factory in Central Prague and tickets... (Read more)
If success were measured by hard work alone then We Are Augustines would be millionaires sunning themselves on some Caribbean paradise Island, this is the band’s 4th Scottish gig in the space of a year and I have been lucky enough to be witness to them all…. Tonight WAA headline at Arches in Glasgow, a... (Read more)
To coincide with the announcement that their new album ‘I Am The House, I’m Dying’ will be released on the 29th October, The Hickey Underworld have made album track ‘Whistling’ available for a free download at the link below.
Frank Turner is an incredibly busy man and shows no sign of slowing down. Touring relentlessly throughout 2012 hasn’t weaken his resolve one bit and getting to sit with him for a couple minutes definitely felt like more of a treat then an obligation. This interview was conducted minutes before the British singer performed to... (Read more)
Newton Faulkner, who has in the past performed a number of sold-out shows in Belfast, took to the stage last night at Belfast’s Mandela Hall. Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner (born 11 January 1985) is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Reigate, Surrey. He is known for his... (Read more)
The fantastic Murder Barn are all set for the release of their debut EP Gotta Good Man on November 5th. Having already released a track In Every Sea We Drown as a taster of what to expect (the track is not on the EP) which can be downloaded for free on the bands Bandcamp... (Read more)
Death Rattle are preparing for the launch of their forthcoming EP, He & I on October 15th with the release of a new video of track Fixer. Death Rattle consist of Chris and Helen Hamilton and formed following the disbandment of their previous band That Mouth. The electronic duo site Nine Inch Nails and Depeche... (Read more)
Recently we interviewed Nashville based rock band Shirock ahead of their venture on UK shores. The guys have made quite a name for themselves in the States, in particular for their live shows and their music has been featured on many TV shows including MTV’s The Hills. Now in preparation for the UK release of... (Read more)
Set for release on the 8th of October, the debut self titled EP of Halfnoise will be released in the UK and Europe via Xtra Mile recordings.
HalfNoise features multi-instrumentalist and musician Zac Farro (formerly of Paramore) as the sole permanent member, allowing Zac to collaborate with revolving door of musicians as and when he... (Read more)
HALFNOISE are set to release their self-titled debut EP thought Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Future of the Left) on 8th October 2012. HalfNoise features multi-instrumentalist and musician Zac Farro (formerly of Paramore) as the sole permanent member, allowing Zac to collaborate with revolving door of musicians as and when he chooses, providing... (Read more)
In preparation for 2012’s most anticipated metal/hardcore album of the year, Boston’s most illustrious masters of heavy music, Converge are currently streaming their 8th studio album, ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, available October 8th via Epitaph Records (vinyl on Deathwish).
Fans are invited to stream the new album which includes original art for... (Read more)
Rock-trio VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) are releasing their newest record, Minds Through Space and Time, tomorrow, October 5th. Minds Through Space and Time, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2009′s Dark Matter, will be available at all online digital outlets,... (Read more)
The first 12 events have now been confirmed for Belfast Music Week 2012, which runs November 4-11. Northern Ireland’s finest artists will be performing in some of Belfast’s most loved venues including The Black Box, The Empire and the multi million pound refurbished Limelight Complex. There will also be a very special performance in the Palm House at... (Read more)
Northern Ireland’s four peace pop act Wonder Villains have announced the release of their new EP ‘TV’ on the 29th of October. To compliment the released they’ve also released a video for lead track TV, watch it below.
Wonder Villains are Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy, Ryan McGroarty and Kieran Coyle. From Derry, N.Ireland they make... (Read more)
Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner revisits Belfast at The Mandela Hall on Saturday 6th October, having sold out The Waterfront Hall, St Georges Market and Spring & Airbrake & The Limelight on previous occasions. Newtown’s latest album ‘Wrote It On Your Skin’ debuted at number 1 on... (Read more)
Northern Ireland’s Fighting With Wire have released their second album, Colonel Blood, on Xtra Mile Records. After what seems like a lifetime since their debut Man Vrs Monster, the Derry trio have returned in deafening and triumphant style.
Man Vrs Monster had all the big rock hooks and choruses of a fantastic rock album and... (Read more)
Sweet Lights has released a free download “Hundred Needle Pins” ahead of his UK shows. Shai Halperin has already made quite a name for himself with his first musical outing The Capitol Years, which saw him collaborate with Daniel Johnston and touring with the likes of The Pixies and The Walkmen.
As Balmorhea and Western Vinyl gear up for the October 2nd release of the band’s fifth full-length album Stranger, the Austin, TX six-piece have released the song “Days” to fans for download. “Days” serves as the latest preview of the new material found on the... (Read more)
Gregory Pepper and His Problems have released their highly anticipated album “Escape from Crystal Skull Mountain” on Fake Four Inc. Pepper was acclaimed for his 2009 release “With Trumpets Flaring” which was hailed as “conceptually minded and very, very clever.” While “Trumpets” was more experimental and lo-fi, “Mountain” is more loud and confident, perfectly crafted... (Read more)
Barsuk Records is excited to release Menomena’s new album Moms, out today. The full album is currently streaming below!! Moms is the Portland-based band’s fifth album, and their first as a duo. Next week, the band will begin their fall headlining tour, which features support from PVT. The tour will be followed by a European tour with... (Read more)
Beatbox genius BEARDYMAN is set to appear in Belfast on Saturday 24th November. Professed the “Kings of Sound and Ruler of Beats” by BBC Radio 1, he’s a former UK Beatbox Champion, with a live show that is often a highlight of UK Festivals such as Glastonbury & Bestival, as well as his regular slots... (Read more)
Serj Tankian sure has a lot to say, and in most cases, lets the music transmit his point of view. As he spent the most of the past decade with the groundbreaking System Of A Down, the man cannot be stopped it seemed. Back with a follow-up record to the critically acclaimed debut effor Elect... (Read more)
Last.fm are continuing this promotion of new music on their site with their new category called ‘Originals’. The Originals section has been a huge success in the US and has now been launched by the UK team. Originals will feature intimate sessions and interviews from Last.fm’s most popular artists, which are decided by the Last.fm... (Read more)
Portmeirion, a magical Italianate village nestled amongst brooding Welsh mountains. This the setting for 60s cult show ‘The Prisoner’ and now hosting the new and stylish ‘Festival Number 6’. The site provided the perfect backdrop to a surreal weekend of music, comedy and film with ‘Prisoner’ references all around. The organizers definitely opted for a... (Read more)
Velour Music group are pleased to announce that Kaki King will release her new record “Glow” on October 9th, 2012. D James Goodwin produced and engineered the record along with band mate and live sound engineer Dan Brantigan. Brantigan also guests on EVI, Richard Johnson plays bagpipes and the strings were produced by ETHEL.... (Read more)
Following on from their latest album ‘A Monument’, Tu Fawning are about to embark on a European tour, kicking off on Sept 14th at the Leffingeleuren Festival before finishing up in London on October 9th. To get you all in the mood for the gigs, the Portland foursome have released a video to accompy the... (Read more)
Madness have announced the release date of their 10th studio album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da’. The album of all brand new material will be released on October 26th. Fans have already had a taster of the new record when the band gave the album track ‘Death Of The Rude Boy’ away... (Read more)
Las Vegas’ finest, The Killers have made a name for themselves as one of the best live acts around. Surely Brandon Flowers and co. will not want to lose that reputation so expect them to continue to deliver the very best on every tour. ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘Bones’ are among the... (Read more)
Following the release of ‘(I Should Be A) Communist’, fanzine single ‘Starling’ and triumphant support shows for The Cribs, This Many Boyfriends have announced that their long-awaited, self titled debut album will be released on October 8th through Angular Recording Co and they’ll also hit the road for a headline UK tour.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Jarman of The Cribs at Edwyn Collins’ West Heath... (Read more)
The Killers have added a second Birmingham show to their first UK tour in four years. The band will now play an extra date on Thursday 1st November at the LG Arena Birmingham. The Las Vegas group, whose hotly-anticipated fourth studio album, Battle Born, is released on September 17th, will play their first UK tour... (Read more)
Garage rock newcomers Empires have grown into one of our big time favorite bands this year and it’s with extreme pleasure to announce their upcoming tour dates with Blue October, which will featue the band playing 1000+ capacity venues!
The band just wrapped up their most successful North American headlining tour to date... (Read more)
Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner revisits Belfast at The Mandela Hall on Saturday 6th October, having sold out The Waterfront Hall, St Georges Market and Spring & Airbrake & The Limelight on previous occasions. Newtown’s latest album ‘Wrote It On Your Skin’ debuted at number 1 on the UK album charts this summer. (Read more)
We Are The Physics are set to release their brand new album – Your Friend, The Atom – on 22nd October 2012.
The Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks – consisting of three Michaels and one Chris – recorded the follow-up to 2008′s debut We Are The Physics Are OK At Music in their home city with producer Thomas McNeice.
The friendly people at Rythmatic have informed us that “Premiesku” a band from Romania is planning to break the UK this 22nd of September. In order to get a foothold on the island the loungy deep-house trio will be throwing quite a big party to celebrate the release of their newest album “Indirect” which is to... (Read more)
Mutiny Manchester will be presenting Londons most brutal hardcore band Knuckledust on the 9th September at Manchesters number one punkrock music venue. Serving out there brand of intense hardcore beats in Manchester 9th September at The Star and Garter. This ones bound to be one not to be missed, a great venue for... (Read more)
Last time they came to London in support of their new record Endless Flowers, Crocodiles had a cruise bouncing down the Thames, packed full of people hurling about the place to their trademark scuzzy noise pop. Accompanied by Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee and reggae songstress Hollie Cook on backing vocals, the show was hailed... (Read more)
With just over a month until the release of their 5th full length album, ‘Mumps, etc’ and with a UK tour looming, Cincinnati alternative hip hop heroes WHY? unleash another new track ‘Jonathan’s Hope’ and are offering it to you as a free download, which is available below.
The album opener, ‘Jonathan’s Hope’ rattles forth... (Read more)
Indie kids on the block, Alt-J, have been causing quite a stir in the music bubble recently. With just 2012 debut An Awesome Wave in their back catalogue, they’ve got an admirable following and have played all key UK festivals summer 2012. This week Alt-J has announced several more European dates for their tour this... (Read more)
‘Ghost We Must Carry’ is a torturous affair, sombre music offset by sad and wretched lyrics make not for an uplifting album, but rather a heart wrenching kaleidoscope of folk pop. “The ghosts in the title are the burdens we carry with us as we get older, the things we’ve done or had done to... (Read more)
Last month State Broadcasters gave you a free download of the track Tresspassers from their forthcoming new album Ghosts We Must Carry. Now as the release date of the album approaches, the band have decided to give you another taster with the free download of the track Kittiwake, which is available below.
The XX are coming to Cardiff to play at the Coal Exchange on the 11 September 2012 at 19:30 to coinside with their new Album ‘Coexist’. They are an absolutley fantastic band, and you can check out one of my favorite videos of their song, which should get you in the mood.
So the Leeds Festival arrives with not the promised floods and mud, but a surprisingly mild Friday morning, that morphs into sweltering heat just in time for the main stage debut of Leeds’ own Pulled Apart by Horses. Not that you could tell it was their first time – you’d think they played to crowds... (Read more)
Preachers was recorded in under three weeks. It is the first My Jerusalem album genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards, what singer Jeff Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds... (Read more)
The Jim Jones Revue have announced they will play Belfast on Friday 5 October 2012 at the LimeLight, as part of their up coming tour in support of their new album, The Savage Heart. It sees the band exploring new musical and lyrical territory, while still harnessing their renowned powerhouse sound.
New York based musician Delicate Steve has made an experimental of Africa Talks To You reworked by Japanese cult artist Oorutaichi, which is available for free download below. The original version is taken from his sophomore album ‘Positive Force’ which received critical acclaim upon its release.
Delicate Steve AKA Steve Marion has also announced tour... (Read more)
Beverly post rock band Caspian will shortly release their new album Waking Season. Former keyboard player with Minus the Bears, Matt Bayles, helped co-produce the album – Bayles has co-produced such work as Isis “Oceanic”, Botch’s “We are Romans” and Mastodon’s “Blood Mountain”. This is the first time the band has worked with an outside... (Read more)
The Brecon Beacons are a really rather beautiful and, above all else, green part of the world. Unfortunately, the price that must be paid for this lush countryside is good, solid British rain. It was under a pretty torrential downpour that I arrived at Glanusk Park, home to the festival since 2006. The mud was... (Read more)
Italian three-piece, Pipers are a band you may not have heard of but may well have seen. They have played festivals in the UK such as Creamfields and Liverpool Sound City, as well as slots for Starsailor and Turin Brakes. In their home country Pipers have been handpicked as support by The Charlatans and Ian... (Read more)
Last.fm has been leading the way in promoting new music around the UK over the past year. They have had free gigs for fans to attend in the North of England, as well as having fantastic bands such as We Are Augustines pop up and play around the streets of London, not to mention... (Read more)
Menomena is excited to announce, especially for the Portland fans, a sneak peak of their new album release Moms, which is the 5th album from the band, but their first as a duo. The band is planning a special event called “Dark Side of the Moms” which will take place at the Oregon Museum of... (Read more)
This popular city-centre music festival is now in its 5th year and has taken place at Custom House Square in Belfast, N Ireland. Emeli Sande appreared on Wednesday 16 August 2012, with support from Foy Vance, and Duke Special. Check out the Gig Ape photo-review below,.
After a stunning performance at the London Olympics closing... (Read more)
The dates of Balmorhea Autumn 2012 tour coincide with the release with the bands fifth studio album Stranger out October 2nd on indie label Western Label. Kicking off in their hometown Austin, Texas, on the 28th of September, the tour will take the band to both coasts and finish up with Fun Fun Fun Festival... (Read more)
The second day of Lollapalooza was not what I expected it to be. First of all, I thought I would get to see a lot more music, but what can you do? All things considered, it still was fun, though I feel bad for the bands who did not get to play or got... (Read more)
Nipping at the heels of their eagerly devoured ‘Sod in the Seed EP’, set for release on August 13th through City Slang (Europe) & Anticon (US), California’s alternative Hip Hop sensation WHY? have confirmed details of their fifth full length album.
Entitled ‘Mumps, etc’, the record will be released on October 8th to coincide with their UK tour – details below.
Hot off the Homebake Press… Welcome to Homebake 2012: “It’s the end of the world and we know it and I feel fine” – REM. It’s a famous line from a (in)famous song and yet if only the Mayans could have chosen it as a theme for their much hyped Doomsday prophecies. And so Ladies and... (Read more)
The Jar Family is a seven-piece band of singer songwriters from Hartlepool whose music has been described as Industrial folk rock. The band released the EP Livingston Studio in 2010 before releasing The Jar Family album in 2011. Singles ‘Poolie Strut’ and ‘In For A Penny’ came from the album before a well-received UK tour... (Read more)
The Pogues, Frank Turner and Seasick Steve are some of the friends and fans of Joe Strummer playing at Strummer of Love festival this summer. Joining the line-up will be dance music pioneers Basement Jaxx, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, The Justice Tonight Band (feat. Mick Jones, Pete Wylie & The Farm), UK urban music stalwart... (Read more)
With less than a month to go until Bella Union’s 15th Birthday celebrations on the first day of this year’s End Of The Road festival, the line-up has now been finalised and we can begin to get excited about what is sure to be a big celebration.(Read more)
Singer and producer Labrinth will bring his live show to the Limelight on Monday 29th October.
Labrinthmade his debut appearance on the UK Singles Chart in March 2010, when his collaboration with British rapper Tinie Tempah ”Pass Out” reached number one. His first solo single “Let the Sun Shine ” was released in September 2010,... (Read more)
Menomena has released the first track “Heavy Is As Heavy Does“ off their upcoming albumMoms, out September 18th on Barsuk Records. Moms is the Portland-based band’s fifth album, and their first as a duo. The band is also pleased to announce that PVT will be joining them on their North American headlining tour in support of Moms. The (Read more)
It started with a single drawing in Gregory Pepper‘s notebook. An ominous, triangular mountain made of geometric shapes, vaguely resembling a skull. He started drawing lots of them, carelessly and quick. Someone asked “what is that thing you keep drawing” and he confidently replied: Crystal Skull Mountain. A bleak and desolate place, cold and sharp as anything.... (Read more)
Los Angeles, Hardcore heavyweights Terror are set to tour the UK in October, as part of their European tour. This will be one tour not to miss, high energy, full impact Terror hold down a most valid reputation within the hardcore scene. Terror is most definitely one of the most brutal bands to come out... (Read more)
Mute’s latest signing, Land Observations, announces details of a London show on 13 September at Cafe Oto. The London show follows the release of Land Observations’ album debut,Roman Roads IV – XI, out on 3 September 2012. Joining Land Observations are Way Through and Jo Thomas performing Nature Of Habit. For full details please visit http://qujunktions.com/event/out-of-place
Following a steady stream of buzz-laden singles released over the past year, Saint Motel have just released their debut album ‘Voyeur’ – an 11-track testament to the band’s penchant for boundary pushing and melodic progression.
Nashville rockers SHIROCK are making quite a name for themselves in the US. Fronted by married couple Chuck and Pap Shirock, the guys have had great critical success over the water with their debut album Everything Burns. Regular plays on MTV, as well as tracks featured on TV shows, such as The Hills, have seen... (Read more)
Battleships, a cool band from Sydney, have released a new video for ‘Your Words’ the follow up to their debut single ‘In Retrospect’ from earlier this year. ‘Your Words’ is an extension of their “intelligent Indie” brand a huge, rousing, anthemic number, with evocative melodies and captivating instrumental arrangements.
Good news for all you indie fans out there: Ben Folds Five are getting back together. The groundbreaking pop trio who changed the course of indie rock in the mid-90s, is releasing The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, the group’s first album of new music in 13 years.
Slash returns to the UK in October 2012 for a series of headline shows.In May 2012 Slash stormed the charts worldwide with the release of his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love. Registering a No 4 chart entry in the USA and No 2 in Canada, Slash replicated this success in both Europe and Australasia with... (Read more)
Maverick Sabre has been added to the line-up for Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital. The London born, Irish raised star stormed the UK charts last summer with the anthemic single Let Me Go and followed that up with the brilliant debut album Lonely Are The Brave which reached No 2 in the UK and No 3... (Read more)
The Cribs will join Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Minutes and Trucker Diablo on Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital. The Cribs’ new album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ hit the UK Top 10 upon its release in May, gaining huge critical acclaim. The release marks a return to the band’s classic three-piece... (Read more)
When the line-up for Belsonic 2012 was announced just before Tennents Vital 2012, peoples’ opinions in Northern Ireland were very much divided into two groups. On one side were the music lovers and on the other were those who thought the line-up was good. But then music lovers were saved with the announcement of The... (Read more)
Bear In Heaven’s pulsating “Kiss Me Crazy” is the latest single to be released from the critically acclaimed record, I Love You, It’sCool,out now you can get two bonus versions of the song from rising artist Beacon and London producer BNJMN, via the band’s Facebook page.
Yellowcard’s forthcoming new album ‘Southern Air’ is now streaming over on YouTube. Check it out below. Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Josh Portman (bass). Southern Air was produced by Neal Avron and features guest vocals from Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday),... (Read more)
Taylor Swift is taking to YouTube next Monday to chat to fans from around the world and answer questions live. Fans can submit their questions directly to her during the webcast by simply signing into their YouTube account. You can watch it live on YouTube HERE or through Taylor’s website HERE.
Since 1999, Taking Back Sunday, also known as John Nolan, Mark O’Connell, Eddie Reyes, Adam Lazzara and Sean Cooper have unleashed five albums brimming with Rock anthems and after completing their summer 2012 run on Vans Warped Tour and... (Read more)
On the back of the success of their fourth album “Strangeland” Keane will play Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Tuesday 22nd November. Four years have elapsed since Keane’s last album ‘Perfect Symmetry’; two since ‘Night Train’, the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place... (Read more)
Paramore’s shows in Edinburgh and Belfast this month will be the first UK shows since the departure of bandmates Josh and Zac Farro in 2010. The band will be headlining the Belsonic 2012 event in Belfast’s Custom House Square on 19 August 2012, before playing the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on 21August. They are also playing... (Read more)
To be Young is the first single off Two Wounded Birds’ self-titled debut album.The song is definitely a stand out track for the band and really sees them jumping in to the music business head on. The band from Margate Kent, are very reminiscent of bands that have caused a buzz in the British music scene... (Read more)
The fantastic Tanglewood is on this Saturday! With all the overpriced festivals that are on during the summer, it’s great to see an independent festival showing the others how it should be done. So if you’re looking for a great music filled day out, look no further than the beautiful surroundings of Narrow Water Castle... (Read more)
Baroness seem to have had the heavy metal tag unfairly forced upon them and fortunately third album “Yellow and Green” dispels the notion that could be considered such a band. The album delivers an expansive, genre bending two disc set.
Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, Baroness keep to their colour themed album titles (first and second... (Read more)
“Unfaithfully Yours” is Northern Ireland indie-rockers General Fiasco’s highly anticipated second album, and it doesn’t disappoint. Tipped to be one of the must have Irish albums of 2012 it lives up to all expectations. At times you will be reminded of Tellison, Twin Atlantic, The View or early work by Ash.
Celebrating its fifth year at Reading & Leeds Festival, Festival Republic have today confirmed the line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage which will give fans the chance to see the very best new talent from across the UK.
Over the years the stage has seen debut performances from Pulled Apart By Horses (who will make... (Read more)
Lucky festival goers at Leeds kick things off early with local label Dance To The Radio starting the live music early on Thursday 23rd August. The arena will open at around 5pm and the following bands will be appearing:Emergent in 2009, LITTLE COMETS have nurtured an upward trajectory with a debut album ‘In Search Of…’,... (Read more)
Shirock have been getting a lot of notice in the US, having played shows in over 150 cities, seeing their songs featured on TV shows The Hills and ER, as well as their videos getting regular showings on MTV and VH1.
Now they are coming to the UK ahead of the planned February 2013 digital... (Read more)
Limbo is the new LP from experimental musician Eric Copeland (also of Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones). As part of Black Dice, New Yorker Eric Copeland, has garnered the reputation for re-inventing the DIY loft and warehouse scene. What exactly that means is beyond me but with a quick excursion into the discography of Black Dice... (Read more)
Well, less than week to go until 2012’s edition of Lollapalooza is here, so we thought we could leave you guys with a little preview of some of the great acts playing this year’s fest. Got a major schedule conflict and can’t decide who to go see? Maybe we can help you out.
Inspired by Irish artists, poets, writers, creatives and musicians through the centuries Axis Of will spend the summer of 2012 touring all 32 counties of Ireland. Axis of are no strangers to touring, having spent the last 2 years relentlessly performing throughout the UK and Europe, but this tour will present a unique experience for... (Read more)
Its six years since my first Wickerman festival experience and approaching the Wickerman 2012 site it’s almost unrecognizable. This festival has grown up from its small beginnings 11 years ago when the organisers gave out hot soup to keep the punters warm to one of Scotland’s most popular family friendly festivals that prides itself on... (Read more)
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols is being released as a limited edition super deluxe box on September 24th through Universal Music UK. The box set includes 3 CD’s and a live DVD of remastered songs and rarities.
The original master tapes from the ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ recording... (Read more)
Last.fm have been promoting live music relentlessly for the last year. We’ve had Last.fm’s Pop Up sessions around London and Last.fm Presents in the North of England. Now they are continuing their Last.fm Live In London shows with another fantastic gig featuring electronic outfit Big Black Delta in the Camden Barfly on July 31st.
Twin Atlantic are excited to announce the details of their West Coast tour dates as main support for The Used. The tour begins on September 18 at The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA, and includes stops in Sacramento, Reno, and other cities before ending on September 28 in Boise, ID.
The band is currently traveling along the... (Read more)
California’s WHY? have confirmed the brand new ‘SOD IN THE SEED EP’, to be released on the 13th of August via City Slang in Europe and Anticon in the US. The limited edition 1000 12” vinyl will only be available on the tour (dates below) and in selected shops. It will be also available digitally.
Scottish band, The State Broadcasters, are getting ready to release their new record. The album called “The Ghosts That We Must Carry” is a follow up to their 2009 debut, The Ship and the Iceberg. The album is released September 17th but to get you in the mood, the guys are offering you a FREE... (Read more)
UK electronic bass master Boy Kid Cloud releases his debut EP “A Better Version of Me” on 30th July. AKA Daryl Reid, Boy Kid Cloud, is a 22 year old taking early inspiration from Prince at the age of 13, Darryl has already experimented with other musical projects, including his band These Furrows. An equally driving... (Read more)
It seems like Incubus finally managed to beat their curse when it came to Munich, as the last 2 scheduled dates were canceled (2006) or postponed (November 2011) due to injury and illness. So it was almost with a bit of tongue-in-cheek scepticism that people going to the gig, scoffing that they’ll believe Incubus are... (Read more)
After taking Australia/New Zealand by storm earlier this year (with Steve Lukather completing the guitar hero trio for the shows there), Satriani and Vai have brought on Deep Purple legend Steve Morse aboard for their string of European shows and to really drive home the point that the egos... (Read more)
“It starts with the title,” said Jared “Dirty J” Watson, front man for the Dirty Heads/No matter where you are or what’s going on,” he continued, “when you hear this record, we want to transport you to this place, this Cabin by the Sea.”
The first single from the album Spread Too Thin is quickly... (Read more)
James Blake – dubstep wunderkind and crossover star – will play his debut DJ set in Ireland.The singer released his self entitled debut album to critical acclaim in 2011 which featured tracks such as CMYK, Wilhelms Scream and Radio 1 hit Limit To Your Love.
James Blake a surefooted 22-year-old composer whose extraordinary tracks are... (Read more)
London’s Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll stalwarts The Smoking Hearts have announced several headline shows in August, on top of a support slot with Cerebral Ballzy and slots on Hevy and Boardmasters festivals.
Check out the track ‘Seatbelts’ from their forthcoming release Victory! You can also view the video below: Seatbelts
New to Sunflowerfest this year is The Electric Disco Shed .. an area for dancing and futuristic grooves .. With an eclectic selection of local and international talent , everything from Reggae to Drum and Bass via Greek Heavy Metal gets a look in … Friday night Headliner Auntie Flo plays a set of Live futuristic... (Read more)
Rock band, The Answer have released their latest take on the genre. An EP entitled, “Rise”. The 4 track EP, released on July 2 on their own TAP label, features the highly anticipated title track from the band’s 2006 debut album ‘Rise’ which has until now remained unreleased. The ‘Rise 2012’ EP follows last year’s release of the bands... (Read more)
Sylver Tongue was born from the Kandinsky-addled mind of a Purple Rain obsessed girl. Inspired by 70s sci-fi movies, psychedelic pop and the prowling grooves of Grace Jones and her warm leatherette, Sylver’s songs were hammered out on an old battered Juno and a shiny metal computer from the comfort of her underground cave.
Over the course of their two previous singles “Animals” and “Family”, The Cast of Cheers have emerged as one of the most vital and potent new bands around – welding a knack for the instantly infectious chorus to a rousing musical backdrop which calls to mind post-punk heroes like Gang of Four and Richard Hell.... (Read more)
Back in the good old bad old days of the 80’s when shoulder pads and big hairdo’s were common place (with men!) the Swedish duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson collectively known as Roxette were frequently topping the charts worldwide. Although popular in the UK they cracked the American market with four number one’s... (Read more)
UK rock band THE WEDDING PRESENT are set to play three Irish shows in October, as part of the “Seamonsters 21st Anniversary tour”, celebrating 21 years since the release of the seminal Steve Albini-produced album.
The amazing David Gedge and company will play THE BUTTON FACTORY, Dublin on Friday 2ndOctober, ROISIN DUBH, Galway on the 3rd, and CYPRUS... (Read more)
Australian-based producer/DJ Duo, Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove, otherwise known as The Aston Shuffle, have just released their latest “Won’t Get Lost” Mixtape with NYC-based dance label, Plant Music. This mixtape features popular house hits, steady electro pop beats, and indie dance favorites.
Earlier this year, The Aston Shuffle released their “Won’t Get Lost” EP via... (Read more)
As a multi-instrumentalist, two man band the Fossil Collective have much intrigue about them. David Fendick and Jonny Hooker rose from the remnants of former band, Vib Gybor. The rich sound and beautiful harmonies produced by only two men is astounding and awe inspiring. Their brand of Indie Folk is lovely and whimsical in parts.... (Read more)
If the rain would just stop the Summer would be pretty much here, Ibiza’s open for business and we’re on the cusp of Swedish House Mafia’s biggest season to date, albeit their last. As this goes to press SHM have just announced via their official website that this will be their last tour. After... (Read more)
Poor Moon is a band comprised of longtime friends Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, and brothers Ian and Peter Murray. And Poor Moon is the title of their full-length debut. But before there was a band or a record, there was the music, a series of songs forged by Christian Wargo over a period of severalyears.... (Read more)
There is a common misconception between what is classed in the animal kingdom as wild compared to what is classed as feral. A true wild animal is untouched by human impact, but feral animals are those which have lost their domestication,become untamed,escaped captive status. A feral dog instinctually finds and sides with its contemporaries, it... (Read more)
Buffalo’s Every Time I Die (Epitaph) will be back on the UK shores this Autumn for a tour including a date in Belfast at The Limelight on Sunday 21st October. Always known for creating the best party, Every Time I Die have garnered much critical and fan acclaim for their high energy, intense live shows.... (Read more)
Father John Misty has just announced a headline UK tour in November when he’ll return with this full band backing him.
Not only this, but Father John Misty has just revealed a new video from his acclaimed Fear Fun album, for the track ‘This is Sally Hatchet.‘ Another beautifully shot and pretty bizarre video that plays out like a... (Read more)
Fresh from performing a free concert in front of City Hall in celebration of the Olympic torch arrive in Belfast , General Fiasco have now confirmed their new single Bad Habits and album Unfaithfully Yours will be released on July 30th.
Check out the video of Bad Habits below. The guys are also planning their... (Read more)
Franz Nicolayhas joined the label,Xtra Mile Recordings and will be releasing his brand new album this summer!
For his third LP ‘Do The Struggle’ – out on 6thAugust 2012– Nicolay worked with producer oktopus, of the innovative New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek, to move beyond the singer-songwriter soundworld to create a dark, explosive, and cinematic... (Read more)
Kris Kristofferson has confirmed two Irish shows to take place this December. The American country star with play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 10th December and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 12th December. Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves... (Read more)
Tennent’s Lager is excited to reveal that local rising stars Trucker Diablo and Gerard i2 will join some of the biggest stars in the world at Tennent’s Vital this August. Moira based rockers Trucker Diablo will play the festival on Day 1 alongside Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and The Minutes on Aug 21st. Strabane Hip... (Read more)
With the release of their new album on July 6th, The View announces a three-date Irish tour in Belfast, Cork and Dublin, this September. ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ will be released by the bands new label Cooking Vinyl on July 6th and pre-ceded by a single on 25th June. The self-penned album includes three songs... (Read more)
Grammy nominated Cradle Of Filth have been pioneers of extreme music since their debut in 1994 and have continued to evolve with each of their subsequent releases. Never shy of embracing the epic, Cradle have constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art and have continually refused to bow to... (Read more)
Bella Union have announced the signing of The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips’ first release for the label will be a project that’s shaping up to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year: THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS. In between one-off shows scattered around the world over the past several months,... (Read more)
Nada Surf are kicking off their summer tour dates with the release of the music video for the song “Waiting For Something,” off their recently released seventh album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. The video, directed by Violetta D’Agata, is described as a personal journey through interlocking time in the lives of several interconnected... (Read more)
Let’s Buy Happiness are a five piece “zouk epic indie” band from Newcastle, according to the band’s Facebook page. Their latest single, Works Better On Paper, is a fine example of what they do best: wistful, melancholy melodies carried by Sarah Hall’s angelic vocals. It’s a gorgeous, slow, despairing tune; perfect for a rainy... (Read more)
Several days later and I’m still recovering from Bonnaroo, one of the best music festivals I’ve ever been to. I’ve never been to Tennessee before my adventures there last weekend but it was a trip I will certainly never forget. Me and my friend made our way to the camp grounds (Camp Dutch to be... (Read more)
Last weekend saw Rockness festival return to the beautiful surroundings of Loch Ness in Scotland. You definitely can’t fault these surroundings, even if the sun decided not to make much of an appearance. Where else can you see the mist rolling in off the hills and Loch, while listening to some of the biggest names in UK music.... (Read more)
Best Coast emerged alongside a torrent of surf-poppers with cutesy album Crazy for You, in 2010. A little rough around the edges, listeners were wooed by Bethany Cosentino’s lo-fi boyfriend lustings and that music video Drew Barrymoore directed, featuring Ronald McDonald.
I recall singing along during cold winter months and wishing wishing wishing the UK was... (Read more)
After departing Victory Records in July of 2010, Chicago-based pop-punk band THE AUDITION is set to write their own history with the self-release of their brand new EP, titled ‘Chapter II’ on 11th June in the UK to coincide with appearances at the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds, Herts and Wales. The band have... (Read more)
Denuo are a Cardiff based band comprising of Welsh guitarist/singer Tom Mason and a four piece outfit which combine room-silencing moments of acoustic goodness with cinematic ambient rock. The Welsh band will be launching their new single on June 29th, with support from post-punkers Kutosis and Manchester band, Clockwork Radio.
To coincide with his summer UK tour, Andrew Bird has released the video to EyeOnEye, the first single from album Break It Yourself. Andrew has also revealed he will release a new EP ‘Give It Away’ on Monday 18th July, which includes Handsome Family’s ‘So Much Wine’previously released as part of Record Store Day
Blink-182 return to the UK and Ireland! The tour opens tonight in Birmingham and the trio will perform two nights at London’s O2 arena before arriving for first Irish show in 2 years at The O2, Dublin. All American Rejects will join Blink-182 as main support with Four Year Strong opening the Irish shows.
UK-based band Alt-J has announced the US release of their fantastic debut album An Awesome Wave on September 18 via Canvasback Music. An Awesome Wave was released in the UK on May 28 to both critical and commercial success. To support the US release the band have announced a number of select US shows, kicking... (Read more)
Spector, who was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012 award, played their first ever date in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 30 May 2012. Hailing from London, UK, the 5-piece has a distinct indie rock sound. Imagine if the Strokes had a secret love child with the White Lies – you’re on the right track. Now... (Read more)
First support act, Bo Ningen are a catalyst of icy prog rock and soft to fierce vocals punctuated by occasional piercing howls. Their blizzard sound has echoes of Black Sabbath and each member has jet black, chest length hair. This Japanese four-piece choose to perform their thirty minute set uninterrupted, linking each song with drum... (Read more)
Ash are one of those bands that seem to have been around forever. Beginning in Northern Ireland in 1992, they were receiving Radio 1 airplay before they’d even left school. A firm fixture in the UK alternative scene during the 90s, their popularity survived and surpassed that of Britpop into the 2000s. Towards... (Read more)
The Pigeon Detectives are probably best known for their contribution to the surge of indie rock music through the mid-to-late 2000s. Whilst much of that scene has faded from the prominence it once had, and unlike a number of their contemporaries, the band have continued producing new material. Their most recent album, Up,... (Read more)
Cross Country is the brand new single from The Wind-Up Birds. The move in a musical word populated by Gang of Four and The Wedding Present. The band have just released their debut album ‘The Land’ and new single, Cross Country, via Sturdy Records. With all that in hand we spoke to lead singer Kroyd.
Voted “Best Band of the Millennium” and “Russia’s most dangerous band” by Russian music fans, Mumiy Troll is without question the most significant musical entity Russia has produced since Perestroika. Frontman Ilya Lagutenko is a true superstar in his homeland. This multi language speaking icon sells out shows all over the world.
After the success of last year’s event, Tanglewood Music Festival returns for the second year to the beautiful surroundings of Narrow Water Castle in County Down. The festival showcases the best of both established music acts and up and coming bands from the North and South of Ireland as well as international acts and a... (Read more)
Heres a chance to win two tickets for the stellar Sunday at the biggest and best electronic festival in the UK – the mighty South West 4! With a lineup that includes some of the biggest acts on the planet its not to be missed. Acts include:
SKRILLEX [LONDON FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE]|SKREAM & BENGA FEATURING SGT... (Read more)
Heres a chance to win two tickets to Django Django for their gig in Belfast! The band consists of David Maclean (drummer and producer), Vincent Neff, (singer and guitarist), Jimmy Dixon, (bassist) and Tommy Grace (synth operator). They are signed to Because Music.The quartet, who met at art school in Edinburgh, formed in 2009. They... (Read more)
Brighton, MA-based rock quartet Make Do and Mend are excited to present the new music video for “Lucky,” the first single off the band’s soon-to-be released sophomore album titled Everything You Ever Loved (June 19, Rise Records). Directed by Kevin Maistros, the video for “Lucky” is an impressive performance and lighting spectacle that was shot... (Read more)
Blood Diamonds, aka Michael Tucker, a Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious dreamscapes and infectious, sun-dipped production, is pleased to announce the release of a new 12″. ‘Phone Sex’, which is available on transparent pink vinyl as well as digitally, will be released July 16th (EU/UK) and July 24th (North America) on... (Read more)
Formed in Huntington Beach, CA, The Dirty Heads combine an intriguing mix of hip-hop, reggae and alternative rock with a sunny California swagger. They will be releasing their first UK single Spread Too Thin on 8th July through Five Seven Music. The band released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008,... (Read more)
LA quartet OFF! released their self titled album on May 14th and have now announced a string of European dates including a number of shows in the UK. Check out the video below to see what you can expect! You can catch the guys at any of the following:
The Answer have announced the release of a new EP named after the previously unreleased track ‘Rise’. The 4 track EP, due for release on July 2 on their own TAP label, features the highly anticipated title track from the band’s 2006 debut album ‘Rise’ which has until now remained unreleased. The ‘Rise 2012’ EP follows... (Read more)
Let It Go is the debut EP from Leeds duo Fossil Collective due for release 11th June 2012 on Dirty Hit. The group mainstays are Jonny Hooker and David Fendick, two multi-instrumentalists, swelling to a five-piece for live performances. This is a collective by name and nature “we are always looking for people to come on... (Read more)
Everyone comes to New York City for a different reason. Whether it’d be to achieve a dream of seeing skyscrapers or party like it’s the last night on earth, the fact that you’re in the mecca of culture (in the United States at least) is a truly beautiful thing to behold. Musicians especially always come... (Read more)
Indie rock group We Are Augustines are back with their newest single Juarez which was released earlier this year in April. The band’s album Rise Ye Sunken Ships was released in North America, Australia and New Zealand late last year and has received great reviews ever since. They embarked on a UK tour in October... (Read more)
Belfast’s Belsonic Festival have just announced the first string of support acts for their 2012 festival. Newton Faulkner, Duke Special, Alesso, Brian Kennedy, The Answer, Oberhofen, Congorock, Gareth Dunlop, FM, Sweet Savage, DJ Hix & Jody Has A Hitlist all join the bill. This first batch of supporting act announcements includes including homegrown talent, international... (Read more)
Summer Camp have debuted “Always” the title-track from their forthcoming EP Always. The EP will be released on July 10th in North America (7/9 in UK/Europe) by Apricot Recording Company/ Moshi Moshi Records. “Always” is the second song to see daylight from the EP, following the release of the single “Life” earlier this month.
Usher has announced a special one off London show at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Monday 11th June, the same day his new album. Looking 4 Myself, is released. Tickets go on-sale Friday the 1st June at 9am.
Since he was first discovered twenty years ago on Star Search. Since then, he has sold over 43... (Read more)
In February 2013 Jessie will be taking her live show on the road for her first 12-date UK & Ireland arena tour. The tour will follow a string of summer festival appearances including Wireless, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, Isle of White, Ibiza and Mallorca Live, T in the Park and Capital FM’s Summertime Ball. The... (Read more)
Nearly that time of year where all wickermen should be running for cover as The Wickerman Festival fast approaches, the festival now affectionately dubbed “Scotland’s alternative music and arts festival” makes its return to the beautiful Solway Coast in the South of Scotland on the 20th and 21st of July 2012
New York City is famous for always providing grand events for its citizens and something which proves to be incredible is how new events are being born constantly as well. A great example of this is The Great Googa Mooga Music and Food Festival hosted by Superfly. The festival takes two major loves of the... (Read more)
Coldplay have announced the details of four very special stadium shows on the Mylo Xyloto tour in Australia and New Zealand. This will mark the first time the 7-time Grammy Award winners have toured Australia since their 2009 Viva La Vida tour and their quick visit to our shores headlining 2011’s Splendour in the Grass. (Read more)
SW4 announce the truly legendary Public Enemy. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, DJ Lord, Professor Griff, The Security of the First World, The Banned and The Bomb Squad blast into Clapham on Sunday 26th August, in a UK Festival Exclusive. Reviewing their list of accolades, it’s easy to see why they are such an... (Read more)
Sunflowerfest have announced the new additions to the 2012 line-up, confirming a host of great acts, which are sure to compliment this year’s event. Sunflowerfest 2012 have also released the day to day line-up details are below Artist additions are:
When most people think of Blur, they think of mid-nineties brit-pop. I always believed that there was so much more to them. Prior to the brit-pop explosion they released two albums. The first, Leisure, was the band’s attempt at shoegazing (the late 80s scene that included bands like My BloodyValentine and Ride) and it... (Read more)
Festivals are great aren’t they!! They let you spend a whole day or even a whole weekend listening to great music – if the weather stays good – in relative comfort! The only problem is who to watch or more importantly who not to miss! Heres the three bands who I think should not be... (Read more)