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Gorillaz Announced For Rock Werchter 2018

Gorillaz set to join Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Rock Werchter 2018! Belgium’s most celebrated festival is delighted to announce that the shape-shifting cartoon masterminds Gorillaz will take to the stage at Rock Werchter 2018 for the very first time. Currently touring the world in celebration of their critically acclaimed new album ‘HUMANZ’, Gorillaz are set to bring their critically acclaimed lyricism and live show to the Festivalpark… Keep Reading

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Morrissey adds O2 Academy Brixton show to UK tour

Due to overwhelming demand, a fourth and final London date has been announced to Morrissey’s 2018 UK tour at the O2 Academy Brixton on Thursday 1st March. Tickets go on general sale 10am, Friday 24th November.  A fan ticket presale will also run from 10.00am GMT on Thursday 23rd November and until 4pm 22nd November, fans can order any format of Morrissey’s new album Low In High School from the… Keep Reading

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GUN – New Single Out Now &December Live Dates

GUN have today released a new version of album highlight ‘Boy Who Fooled The World’. The latest single taken from their acclaimed top 20 album ‘Favourite Pleasures’, which gave the band their highest UK chart position in over 20 years. The B-side is ‘Tragic Heroes’, also taken from the album, and already another Planet Rock playlist. Drowned In Sound – “Now finding themselves hitting new heights of power and armed… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: City Calm Down

I OH YOU Records are thrilled to announce IN THIS MODERN LAND, the new single from Melbourne four-piece CITY CALM DOWN, and the latest track to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album. Two years on from their debut, IN A RESTLESS HOUSE, Jack Bourke [vocals] Jeremy Sonnenberg [bass] Sam Mullaly [synths / keyboards] and Lee Armstrong [drums / percussion] return with the band’s latest offering; soaring synths… Keep Reading

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Fickle Friends Unveil Debut Album Details

Today, Fickle Friends release details of their hugely anticipated debut album. ‘You Are Someone Else’ will be released on March 16th 2018 on Polydor Records, alongside a massive 18-date headline UK tour. Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr announces new album

Johnny Marr teases 3rd solo album. The upcoming album has been recorded in Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory studio. In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Johnny Marr has announced details of his long awaited third solo album. The album has been recorded at Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory, and features the songs ‘Day In Day Out, Rise, Hi Hello, Walk Into The Sea, Hey Angel and Bug’. Should the album follow… Keep Reading

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WIN: Morrissey Clear Vinyl Album

Morrissey is proud to announce the first two singles to be taken from Low In High School, his first studio album in three years. Spent The Day In Bed sees him in fine form with typically assertive lyrics sung over joyful melodies, pleading, “Stop watching the news, because the news contrives to frighten you”; juxtaposing with a final refrain of, “No bus, no boss, no rain, no train”. The video… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: In Sulks Release Latest Track ‘Peddlers’ On N:SEW Records

Alt-Indie rockers In Sulks follow up a hugely successful Summer with the release of their debut single ‘Peddlers’ The single will be released N:SEW Records on Friday 24th November across all good digital platforms  With Sheffield having such a rich heritage of original and raw indie music and with expectations set so high over the past 15 years, it’s no surprise that new bands like In Sulks are coming though… Keep Reading

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Beans On Toast – limbers up for UK tour with ‘The Unlikely Gymnast’ – video // Tour starts today

Getting into shape for his upcoming UK tour – Beans On Toast – today releases a playful new single: “The Unlikely Gymnast”. Arriving on the day his biggest UK shows to date kick-off, the new track comes with an athletic new video and a short story to set the scene, as written by Beans himself. As a 36-year old, self proclaimed ‘drunk-folk’ singer, vowing to “make gymnastics sexy again” is… Keep Reading

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Reveal ‘King of Bones’ as 4th Instant Grat Track 

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Specter At The Feast’, entitled “Wrong Creatures” which will be released on January 12th 2018. The band have already treated fans to three instant grat tracks, first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the… Keep Reading

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Bloodstcok Welcome Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath and Septicflesh

Bloodstcok are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up. German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner!  With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro’s current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if… Keep Reading

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Extreme UK Tour This December

Extreme will be returning to the UK this December! Starting at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on the 13th December the band will then head out across the nation, playing to 6 different cities before closing the tour with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 20th December. Talking about the newly announced dates, Guitar sensation Nuno Bettencourt had the following to say “The UK has always embraced Extreme and… Keep Reading

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Fall Out Boy Release New Song and UK and European Tour Dates!

Rock titans Fall Out Boy release a stunning new video for recent song ‘Hold Me Tight or Don’t’, which will be on their upcoming album Mania, set for release on the 19th January 2018. With an array of colours and dancing, the unique video is based on The Day of the Dead. Moving away from their pop-punk days, it’s looking like Mania is going to be a very experimental album. But… Keep Reading

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New Music From Shed Seven ‘Nothing to Live Down’

Shed Seven release ‘Nothing to Live Down’ which premiered on Chris Moyles’s Radio X Breakfast Show. The single is taken from their new album ‘Instant Pleasures’ which charted last week on the Official UK Album Chart at number 8 and is released on BMG. Instant Pleasures also charted at number 1 on the independent album chart and on the album vinyl chart. ‘Nothing to Live Down’, gives a nod to… Keep Reading

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Lance Lopez Signs To Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce that Lance Lopez has joined the Provogue label. He will be at home, amongst some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more. There’s no doubt about it, the state of Texas is well known worldwide for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance… Keep Reading

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Tom Clarke – Special Guests Announced For Tour

With his tour approaching, Tom Clarke has announced some very special guests who will be joining him on his dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Starsailor’s James Walsh will be supporting on all shows except Tom’s only Midlands show this year at O2 Institute Birmingham with a special guest still to be announced, and rising talent Joe Dolman will be opening for Tom on all live dates. James Walsh… Keep Reading

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Mad Cool Festival 2018 Announce Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails, the biggest Industrial Rock band of all time, will be bringing their full arsenal to Mad Cool 2018 for the festival’s third year. Founded in Cleveland (Ohio) in 1988, they are responsible for spreading this style to a massive audience. Proof of this are the more than 20 million albums sold around the world. Merely describing them as a “band” is not quite accurate though. Since their… Keep Reading

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Embrace Announce Tour Dates & New Track Wake Up Call

Embrace have announced a brand-new track, Wake Up Call, It follows the recent release of The Finish Line, both taken from their forthcoming new album, Love Is A Basic Need, released on 9 March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl. Available as an instant grat download with pre-orders of the new album, Wake Up Call is an anthemic and powerful song initially replete with impactful strings, keyboards and guitars, before launching into… Keep Reading

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DIVIDE Announce UK Headline Tour For February 2018

Divide will hit the road in the UK for a February headline tour. Support comes from All Ears Avow and Junior. Full dates for the run are: 8th Feb – Birmingham, Subside 9th Feb – Bolton, Alma Inn 10th Feb – Nottingham, Rock City 11th Feb – Kent, 229 High Street 12th Feb – London, The Venue 229 13th Feb – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 14th Feb – Basingstoke, Sanctuary… Keep Reading

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Bully, Thalia Hall, Chicago

The female fronted punk-rock band blew the crowd away on Tuesday. Big Ups opened the night with a fierce almost too intense set. Now don’t get me wrong…. Big Ups did a great job.  They entertained the crowd, made a few new fans, and warmed up the room for Bully. Frontman Joe Galarraga did a great job of exploiting his energy on stage.  Jumping from one side to the other and… Keep Reading

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