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June 2016


Verve Re Release Box Sets of ‘A Storm In Heaven’ and ‘A Northern Soul’

Back then, of course, they were known simply as ‘Verve’… But can it really be almost 25 years since Richard Ashcroft (vocals), Nick McCabe (guitars), Simon Jones (bass) and Pete Salisbury, (drums) arrived like a bolt from the blue into a grey musical universe and reminded the world quite how transcendent rock’n’roll can be? On September 9th UMC release expanded editions of The Verve’s seminal first two albums “A Storm… Keep Reading


Slipknot, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

The countdown had begun. It was an hour before the show started and the line around the arena was beginning to wrap around the building. Standing on the sidewalk outside the barrier was a street preacher with a megaphone pleading to the lost souls in line not to go into the area with the devil. As the doors to the arena opened he asserted, “I have been where you are!… Keep Reading


UK TOUR: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Swiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Ride’, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK Tour this November that includes their biggest show to date at The SSE Arena Wembley November 15th. ‘The Ride’ is set to top the album charts this Friday and has had the critics raving with Q saying ‘Van McCann’s dream is to headline stadiums. Don’t bet against… Keep Reading

Record of The Week

NEW: Watch New Video of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

The Beatles Achieve One Billion Streams Within Six Months of Global Streaming Launch London and Las Vegas – June 29, 2016 – The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to produce a new music video, premiering today exclusively on Vevo, for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (LOVE Version). This evocative video represents the re-staging of George Harrison’s iconic Beatles song especially for the 10th anniversary of… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEW MUSIC: Colour ‘Kafé’ EP

Having burst on to the scene last year with singles ‘Strangers’ and ‘Nowhere’, championed by the likes of Clash, Shortlist and The Daily Mirror, COLOUR return with a brand new self-produced 4-track EP on 28th June, recorded at COLOUR’s own Canvas Sound Studio on the northwest coast. Featuring COLOUR’s now trademark muted guitar and synth intro, lead track ‘Fiction’ is a dark and angular indie epic made for the stage,… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEW MUSIC: For The Girl ‘Where Did Time Go’

The energetic Indie Pop Rock quintet from Nottingham bring their own pack of playing cards to the table. With an eclectic amalgamation of different genres, the band bring a well-received style of music wherever they play that you can’t help but get into. “Where Did Time Go?” is the uplifting first single taken from the bands new EP “Shark Attack”, which is due out on the 8th of July. Lyrically,… Keep Reading


NEW MUSIC: Cassius ‘Ibifornia’

Cassius have confirmed details of their first album in ten years, ‘Ibifornia’, which will be released on June 24th via Polydor/Interscope Records. Two new songs debuting today – ‘Go Up’ (featuring Cat Power and Pharrell Williams) and ‘The Missing’ (featuring Ryan Tedder & Jaw) – are available immediately when pre-ordering the album, alongside the full-length version of surprise recent track, ‘Action’; which premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World… Keep Reading


Guy Garvey, Sounds Of The City, Manchester

This summer some of the most acclaimed live artists are taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl for Sounds Of The City 2016. Opening the series on Friday 1st July for a special hometown show is one of Britain’s great vocalists and songwriters Guy Garvey. Guy Garvey has spent the last twenty five years as a member of Elbow and as one of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated musicians and lyricists.… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEWS MUSIC: The Divine Comedy ‘Foreverland’

New Album From The Divine Comedy ‘Foreverland’ Released September 2nd 18 UK & Irish Dates Including A Palladium Show With their eagerly anticipated eleventh album ‘Foreverland’ due for release September 2nd, The Divine Comedy have announced 18 UK & Irish dates (alongside a full European tour) this October and early in 2017. Since The Divine Comedy’s inception in 1989, Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UK’s… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEW MUSIC: Dodgy, What Are We Fighting For. New Album

What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and the first of new material since their widely lauded comeback reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’. It is also the first album to feature relatively new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes, who joined the band to help them tour the last album… Keep Reading


Cream Classics with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

O2 Academy Brixton Presents Cream Classics with Live Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday 10th September 2016 Following Cream’s spine tingling sell out shows at Liverpool Cathedral back in April which saw the global dance brand collaborate with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for an unforgettable performance of dance classics, we are pleased to announce its return as they bring Cream Classics to the capital on Saturday 10th September, taking over one of London’s most… Keep Reading


Ocean Colour Scene, Millennium Square, Leeds

To mark the 20th anniversary of their legendary Moseley Shoals album, Ocean Colour Scene are going be celebrating in style! On 23rd & 24th July Ocean Colour Scene will headline Leeds’s famous Millennium Square with very special guests!  The SOLD OUT, Saturday show will see the headliners Ocean Colour Scene joined by Shed Seven & The Bluetones with further support from The View & The Sherlocks. Gutted you missed out? Fear no more! Due to phenomenal demand Sunday 24th July was added and will also feature Shed… Keep Reading


Good Charlotte Announce UK Tour Dates

Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Good Charlotte will be joined on these dates by Waterparks, Big Jesus and Roam (Birmingham only) in support.  What an exciting line up of some incredibly talented upcoming bands! August 24th, Glasgow, O2 Academy* 25th, Manchester, O2 Ritz* 26th, Leeds Festival 27th, Birmingham, O2 Institute*… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEW MUSIC: The RPMs – Digital Disobedience

Brighton based trio The RPMs will release their debut EP ‘Digital Disobedience’ on 24 June 2016 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The EP is released on 12” vinyl as well as digital download. Pre-orders are available now with lead single ‘I Don’t Like It’ available instantly on all digital pre-orders.  The four-track EP encapsulates the sound, style, and even smell of The RPMs home-grown gritty, rock tinged sound. Their main track ‘I… Keep Reading


Crobot Biography With Images From 02 Academy

There was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs. From Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” and Derek And The Dominoes’ “Layla” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” it was all about that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or song. The four members of Crobot — Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals), Chris Bishop (guitar), Jake Figueroa… Keep Reading


Vintage Trouble, Biography & Images From 02 Forum, London

Over the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who, and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. Now, on their debut album for Blue Note Records, the Los Angeles-based foursome — singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson — channel the vitality of… Keep Reading


Embrace Announce Secret Festival 2016

Embrace have announced details of their third yearly event The Secret Festival, taking place this year (as it did so successfully last year) at Lotherton Hall, near Leeds Saturday 3rd September After years of playing Secret Gigs in weird and wonderful locations throughout the UK (BesBest caves, forests, boats, stately homes) Embrace curated their first Secret Festival in 2014, winning BEST NEW FESTIVAL in the UK Festival Awards that year. As in previous years, apart from… Keep Reading


Louis Berry Announces 7 date UK Headline Tour

One to watch in 2016, Louis Berry embarks on a 7 date UK headline tour this autumn including a show at London’s Oslo on October 5th  We recently sent our very own Dave Hudson to shoot and interview Louis and he was blew away! Read the review and see the images here Louis has a backstory that reads like a modern day fairytale.  Preaching firebrand rock n roll anthems crafted from… Keep Reading


Ash Announce 20th Anniversary 1977 Shows in UK

2016 sees the 20th Anniversary of Ash’s debut number 1 album “1977” and to commemorate this the band have announced a special run of shows where the album will be played in it’s entirety Speaking about the anniversary itself and the live dates the band said; “We’re as excited as we are in disbelief to announce the 20th anniversary tour of 1977. Some of these songs have grown with us… Keep Reading

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