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Jack Johnson Announces UK Live Dates

Following the September release of his 7th studio album ‘All The Light Above It Too’ on his own Brushfire Records label. Multi-platinum selling US singer songwriter Jack Johnson announces two very special July UK shows to kick off his 2018 European tour. Following a blockbuster summer tour of the US, including two sold-out shows at the Greek Theatre and a sold-out Hollywood Bowl, Jack moved on to South America and… Keep Reading

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Normandie, 02 Academy3, Birmingham

The roads may have been like an ice-rink outside, but that didn’t put Swedish alt-rockers Normandie or their fans off from creating a fun-filled, electric night. With support from Grumble Bee and William Ryan Key, Normandie came to prove that no matter the conditions outside, everyone was there for a good time.   Opening the evening was Grumble Bee, a solo alternative artist from the UK. Braced with an acoustic… Keep Reading

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Dutch Psychedelic Blues Trio DeWolff Sign To Mascot Label Group

The Mascot Label Group are incredibly excited to announce the signing of Dutch psychedelic blues trio DeWolff. The band formed in the Netherlands’ Deep South of Geleen as teenagers in 2007 by singer/guitarist Pablo van de Poel, brother/drummer Luka van de Poel and Hammond organist Robin Piso. They’re an old soul in a young body, transporting the listener back into the swirling psychedelia drenched blues of the mid-60s. The trio… Keep Reading

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Von Hertzen Brothers To Play Ramblin Man Fair 2018

Award winning Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers, are thrilled to announce that they will be returning to play Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park on 1st July 2018. We are so excited about returning to Ramblin’ Man next summer and playing alongside the likes of Steve Earle, Blackberry Smoke and Halestorm. Two summers ago we had a brilliant time and are looking forward to playing what is fast becoming one of… Keep Reading

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Don Broco Announce Headline Tour In February

Fresh from selling out the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace in London. Don Broco have announced a massive UK tour in support of their new album, ‘Technology’, out 2nd February via Sharptone Records. They will be headlining Leeds O2 Academy on 17th February 2018. Don Broco have revealed the brand new video for their latest single ‘T-Shirt Song’, which was hailed as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio… Keep Reading

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New Music – Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake – The Priest

  Johnny Marr releases new song ahead of album release, A synth story. Johnny Marr has released the first song off of his upcoming album, The song features actress Maxine Peake, who tells the story of a homeless girl living life in Manchester The story is backed by numerous synths and Johnny’s famous guitar tone reaps throughout the song, and although Marr’s guitar is used less than other instruments and quiet… Keep Reading

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The Damned Announce Extra Koko London Show For 2018’s Evil Spirit Tour

Over forty years since their initial explosion across the fledgling London punk scene, and some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings. British punk legends The Damned are set to return in 2018 with both new material and an extensive UK tour. Kick-starting 2018 on January 26th with the previously announced ‘Evil Spirits’ tour, due to popular demand the band have announced an extra date in addition… Keep Reading

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Adore // Repel Announce American Tour Dates

Following on from their debut album, Empty Orchestra, released earlier this year to a multitude of highly positive reviews. ADORE // REPEL are ecstatic to announce their first full tour of America for September next year. They will be heading to the USA for an 8-date West Coast tour in September 2018, taking in San Francisco, Los Angeles , Oakland, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara amongst others The Wakefield four… Keep Reading

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Billy Idol Announces UK & European – Live! 2018 Tour

Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed in the coming days. The tour includes a Saturday 23rd June appearance at O2 Academy Brixton in London and will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his hugely successful Kings & Queens of The… Keep Reading

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Handmade Festival Announce First Wave Of Bands For 2018.

Handmade Festival will be returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy in 2018 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography, hand-picked and carefully curated. The festival will take place on 5th & 6th May 2018. As such, Handmade Festival are very excited to announce the first wave of bands for the 2018 music programme:   Circa Waves /Idles / Little Comets / Dinosaur Pile Up / Protomartyr /… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festivals Announce Two Headline Artists

One of 2017’s most guarded secrets can now be revealed… Slam Dunk Festival will have not one, but two major headline artists! Pop-punk titans Good Charlotte will be joining the previously announced emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World. Their co-headline performance is set to be a defining moment for the festival as it marks the Slam Dunk Festival debut of both show-stopping artists. This ground-breaking line-up news will also see PVRIS,… Keep Reading

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DMA’s, Leeds Arena + Interview

Leeds arena plays host to Aussie three-piece, DMA’s, as the band deliver their signature sound to a bouncing crowd… Walking on stage in their true, laid back fashion, if you’ve not seen the DMA’s before it would easy to assume that their set would be just as laid back…. …. And, If you were watching the band for the first time you’d be forgiven for taking a step back as… Keep Reading

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Doom Side Of The Moon, Kyle Shutt, Mascot Label Group

Pink Floyds seminal album to many has been re-worked by Kyle Shutt of American band, The Sword Many Pink Floyd fans may not get it, why an artist such as Kyle Shutt would want to cover this album, but he has, and I for one think he’s done a great job.   Kyle Shuott of The Sword explained: The idea came to me after getting baked and wanting to hear… Keep Reading

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Scouting For Girls, 02 Ritz, Manchester

Scouting for Girls bring to a close their 10th Anniversary tour There seems to have been a wave of bands, artists that have hit the road this year on some sort of an anniversary. Tonight’s host are ending their 10-year anniversary with the second of two nights at a sell-out Manchester Ritz, not bad for a week day night. Tonight, wasn’t about playing the album in a sequenced order, it… Keep Reading

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Kevin Pearce Returns With So On

Essex based folk artist Kevin Pearce has returned with his new album So On. Building on the success of his previous LP Dynamite. So On represents a movement towards an increasingly layered and diverse sound, drawing on the smoky soul of Marvin Gaye and the virtuosic storytelling of Leonard Cohen. Kevin Pearce is an artist capable of evoking a poignant nostalgia alongside a newfound synthesis of electronic and acoustic music… Keep Reading

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Live Here Now To Record Peter Hook & The Light’s Concert In London.

Live Here Now are to record and release Peter Hook & The Light’s final concert of 2017 as they round off the year performing the albums of Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” in full  live at The Roundhouse Camden on Monday 18th December 2017. The concert marks the end of a busy fifteen months for The Light which has seen them tour the Substance albums across the world to… Keep Reading

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Machine Head Reveal ‘Catharsis’ Video

Machine Head, who are set to release their hotly anticipated ninth studio album, Catharsis on 26th January via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, have today unveiled the video for the title track over on their YouTube channel. Also check out a ‘making of…’ clip, where mainman Robb Flynn gives you an insight ‘behind the scenes’, featuring Butoh dancers, insane asylums, straightjackets and rose petals here. Butoh dance is literally and figuratively the dance of… Keep Reading

Interviews

Five In Five With: Marsicans

Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds. Their driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The four-piece released their debut single in 2015 and have worked relentlessly since. 2017 has been the busiest year to date for Marsicans They signed to Lab Records and X-Ray Touring; their EP has hit a million plays on Spotify; singles have… Keep Reading

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The Wombats Reveal New Single ‘Turn’

New album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ due via Kobalt Music Recordings this February 9th 2018 Having just debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show as his “World Record”, The Wombats have revealed their euphoric new single, ‘Turn’, taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’, due February 9th via Kobalt Music Recordings. Listen here. “’Turn’ was written in New York and is probably the… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers Release New Single ‘International Blue’

‘International Blue’ is the first new release from Manic Street Preachers in four years and is available from today (8th December 2017). It is taken from the band’s 13th studio album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ out on Columbia/Sony on 6th April 2017. The single is unfiltered, classic Manic Street Preachers. Inspired by the city of Nice in the mid winter sun and the life’s work of French Nouveau realisme artist Yves… Keep Reading

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