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Music News: Lonely The Brave tour with Mallory Knox starts today

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Lonely the Brave tour starts today in Bristol. New EP “Diamond Days” is due out March 24th via Hassle Records, it features three unreleased songs. After a great 2016 for the band that included a no.1 album on the rock chart, a sell-out headline tour and a hugely successful European tour in support of Biffy Clyro, Lonely The Brave continue their prolific streak as songwriters by releasing a second song from their upcoming EP (pre-order HERE), a cover of long-time band favourite “The Rat”. As a band known for picking covers that perhaps people wouldn’t expect from them – Cyndi…

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Music News: Holy Moly & The Crackers April single & UK Tour

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Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece “gypsy-folk-rock” band from the UK: “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). Over the last three years they have been furiously touring and writing; developing their live show and written material. This year they are set to unleash their new album, the culmination of their hard work: The first single, Cold Comfort Lane, will be released on 7th April 2017. Written by Rosie Bristow (accordion) and Ruth Patterson (vocals), it is a lyrical evocation of the back-bar poker dens and the…

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NEW MUSIC: Sisteray release ’15 Minutes’

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Walthamstow four-piece SISTERAY are causing a buzz and re-writing the indie guitar rule book. The band’s new recording project entitled ’15 Minutes’, released 14th April on Vallance Records, takes its inspiration from the famous Andy Warhol quote, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”. Coming together through their shared love for bands such as The Smiths, The Clash, The Kinks and The Buzzcocks, Sisteray also reflect more contemporary influences including Slaves and Sleaford Mods. With a strong message of unity and anti-establishment hints, songs like ’15 Minutes’ opener ‘Queen’s English’ and the ebullient ‘Nostalgia Trip’ are rousing…

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Music News: You Me At Six announce new single and tour dates

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You Me At Six have today announced their new single as ‘Take On The World’ from their critically acclaimed 5th studio album Night People, which is OUT NOW on Infectious Records. Also, tour dates have been announced along with an appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival. 2017 got off to a flying start for the guys with the release of their chart topping album and news that they were the first band to land 15 concurrent Radio 1 A list records in a row. All that and frontman Josh Franceschi, still found time to lobby parliament in support of the anti-ticket tout…

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New Music: Passport To Stockholm release new single

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London based Passport to Stockholm are pleased to announce the release of a brand new single ‘Shine On’ (March 17th). ‘Shine On’ is the follow up to last November’s ‘Shooting Stars’ which saw the band return with a new sound and a new line up. Last month the band opened Stand Up To Cancer, at London’s iconic Union Chapel, playing along side Laura Mvula, London Contemporary Voices (who performed ‘Chemistry’ with them) and The Beach. Since the release of last summer’s debut EP ‘All At Once’, Passport To Stockholm have been touring heavily, building momentum with the single ‘Better Days’, which…

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Music News: Skinny Lister Announce Tour Dates

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Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album ‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’, Skinny Lister announce a run of even bigger venues for Spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out London, Garage, Skinny Lister will return to the capital to conquer the famous Scala venue in Kings Cross as well as their biggest ever venues across the country. The tour followed a support slot on an enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys which included shows at London Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7000 capacity…

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Music News: Overkill Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’

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With only three months into 2017, legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have already released their highly anticipated album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ and toured the US extensively. Today, the band has released the music video for new track ‘Shine On’ Check it out here. The Grinding Wheel was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Soilwork, Death…). Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s Overkill have…

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New Music: Circa Waves Reveal ‘Fire That Burns’ ft. Lynn Gunn from Pvris

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Circa Waves announce Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) collaboration. Circa Waves today reveal ‘Fire That Burns’ ft. Lynn Gunn from PVRIS. The band’s second album ‘Different Creatures’ was released  last Friday on Virgin EMI. The track is a perfect example of the heavier, grittier direction that Circa Waves have headed towards with ‘Different Creatures’ encapsulated by the huge half time chorus and energy fuelled melodies. Lynn Gunn’s emotive vocals join in the second verse, introducing an intriguing new aspect to Circa Waves sound and new found confidence to experiment with different genres and sounds. Co-produced by Alan Moulder (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), ‘Different Creatures’…

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Music News: Rock Trio Katalina Kicks Announce Tour Dates

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Purveyors of the finest in scuzzed-up rock’n’roll – KATALINA KICKS – make their return with a thrilling new long-player ‘Vices’ and a feast of UK live dates this May. Whetting appetites in the run up to the new album, the band accompany the announcement with the release of adrenaline-laced new single and featured track: ‘Cut It Up’. The new album, Vices, presents Katalina Kicks at their loudest, scuzziest and most politically aggrieved yet. But then opening with a “cameo” from Donald Trump, how could it not be? Fans of the band will already be familiar with the Seattle-sized quake of…

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Music News: Deadwall Announces New Album & Tour Dates.

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This March, Leeds based indie quartet Deadwall release their second studio album, ‘The Zero Cliff’, via Hatch Records. Following on from their impressive debut released in 2014, the band have spent the intermittent period rediscovering their potential as a group. “It’s the best band Deadwall has been, I think” explains frontman Thomas Gourley. “Whereas ‘Bukimi no Tani’ was a mix of old and new ideas, ‘The Zero Cliff’ was built from the ground upwards as one solid body of work”. The ten track collection is inspired by four books specifically; ‘God is Not Great’ by Christopher Hitchens, ‘This Changes Everything’…

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Kasabian Release Career Defining Album! ‘For Crying Out Loud!’

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Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. ‘For Crying Out Loud’, their sixth studio album, is released April 28th on Columbia Records. Written and produced by Kasabian wizard Serge Pizzorno, and recorded at the Sergery, his Leicester studio, ‘For Crying Out Loud’ features 12 tracks that encapsulate everything that makes Kasabian one of this country’s best ever bands. First single ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’ is a big, fat pop song with an irrepressible hook. Other highlights include the soon-to-be-summer-anthem ‘Bless This Acid House’, the contagious ‘Good Fight’ and the…

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Music News: Portland Grindcore Act,Transient Announces Revamped Lineup

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Following a long stretch of radio silence, Portland, Oregon-based grindcore band Transient announces a revamped lineup, and plans of returning to both the stage and the studio in the months ahead. Having replaced two members in recent months, vocalist Krysta Curry  and guitarist Adam Wilson now welcome bassist Brandon Curry, and drummer, Justin Rodda. Transient on the status of the band, “We are really proud of the years that we’ve spent on this project. We love everyone who has helped bring the band to life at one time or another and continue to wish them all the best in their…

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NEWS: Until Rain sign to Sensory Records

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Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit Until Rain have signed with Sensory Records for the release of their impending third full-length, Inure. The band has issued some insight into the album, releasing a dramatic trailer. The band has scheduled both European mainland and Balkan tours in conjunction with the album’s release. Inure was recorded by Until Rain in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne,and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, Head Control System). The album features beautiful artwork by the new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the…

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Music News: The Picturebooks release new album.

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Harley riding blues rockers The Picturebooks are supporting Monster Truck on their UK tour. The band signed with Another Century Records in 2016 with their label-debut, ‘Home is a Heartache’ released recently. ‘Home is a Heartache’ will serve as the band’s sophomore release and Another Century label-debut. The 14-track album was recorded in the band’s garage, where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The album captures a raw, rich, and real energy evoking the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark. The German duo — featuring Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums] — performs enticing blues-saturated…

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Music News: The Rah’s Release Single ‘Sweet Talker’

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‘The Rah’s, a 5 piece indie rock band from Prestonpans, Scotland, are set to release their perfectly crafted new single ‘Sweet Talker’ 24-03-2017 via EH32 records. The track was recorded at Peak Studio and produced by Roni Szpakowski, & engineering, and mastered by Brian Lucey at his facility in LA. The Rah’s are Jack McLeod (Vocals / guitar ), Jordan McIntyre (Guitar / backing vocals), Andrew McLeod (Bass), Neale Gray (Drums) & Chris Karpacz (Keyboards / guitar / backing vocals) a 5 piece indie rock band, offer skilled songwriting, polished instrumentals, sing-a-long choruses and slick vocals with sky-scraping psychedelic-tinged music. The…

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Alt J Announce 3rd Album ‘Relaxer’

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ALT-J have announce their third album, ‘Relaxer’, due for release on 9 June via Infectious Music on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The record is the follow up to their number one GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS. The album was recorded all over London – from Shoreditch to St John’s Wood; Crouch Hill to Brixton – with producer Charlie Andrew for a third time. A first taste of the LP in the form of its opening track ‘3WW’ is available to stream and download now. Relaxer Track Listing: • 3WW • IN COLD BLOOD • HOUSE…

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Kiether Sutherland Announces UK Tour

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Kiether Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies such as STAND BY ME, THE LOST BOYS, YOUNG GUNS, FLATLINERS, A FEW GOOD MEN, MELANCHOLIA, DARK CITY, A TIME TO KILL, PHONE BOOTH and, most recently, FORSAKEN. His portrayal of Jack Bauer in the TV series 24 earned him Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. But, unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same level of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a Cattle Rancher and Competitive Cowboy in the…

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Music News: RavenEye Confirmed As Guests On Kiss European Tour

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UK rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April. The band recently announced shows at Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Festival, with more to follow soon. Since releasing their wildly successful EP, ‘Breaking Out’, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at…

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New Music: Where Fires Are release ‘I’ve Got The Time’ video

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Having just completed their UK tour, Leeds rockers Where Fires Are have revealed the video for their new single ‘I’ve Got The Time’, taken from the One Four Six One EP, out now. Suited in their signature coloured body-paint, the adrenaline-fuelled five-piece have delivered an electrifying video showcasing the volatile energy and passion they convey in every performance, while immersed in an aptly chosen ‘sea of green’, which fits not only with the lyrics but the mood of the track. The band spoke to New Noise Magazine about the inspiration behind the video; “Ourselves and the videographer wanted to make a…

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Black Oak County to support The Dead Daisies

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Denmark’s Black Oak County, who we have a more than close bond to, have announced that they are supporting The Dead Daisies (US) on June 8 in Amager Bio in Copenhagen DK. Black Oak County impressed us with their big-balls hard rock, both when we reviewed their hard hitting debut album (selftitled), and their release show in Esbjerg. This support slot is fully deserved by BOC, and a good choice by The Dead Daisies. Dead Daisies (US) is inspired by early 70-80’s rock, and being seasoned musicians with a pulsating live show, fans in Denmark is in for a treat.…

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New Music: The Coathangers announce ‘Parasite EP

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Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers have announced plans for new EP and extensive UK tour in May. Today they share track “Captain’s Dead”, taken from Parasite EP, which is due out on June 30th via Suicide Squeeze. Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel explained the track, saying: “Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It’s based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given…

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New Music: Miss Vincent Announce New EP ‘Somewhere Else’

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Today South Coast punks Miss Vincent re-emerge with their brand new track The Lovers. Demonstrating a clear sonic progression, the track showcases a fuller-throttled, punk influenced and more raw soundscape, acting as a statement of intent for forthcoming EP Somewhere Else due 19th May on Uncle M. “We chose The Lovers as the first song for people to hear because it felt like the most natural thing to do. In that sense, it’s pretty indicative of what to expect from the rest of the record – honest and perceptive punk rock songs with great hooks that are a statement of identity…

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New Music: My Dying Bride sign to Nuclear Blast!

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My Dying Bride are bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records! For 27 years, My Dying Bride from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. And since the early Nineties, the band’s masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums…

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All Time Low Announce Headline Tour

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the Band have repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation. Get Tickets Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released six studio albums, toured with bands such as Blink 182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters, played major festivals around the world, including Reading/Leeds in the UK, Soundwave in Australia, Summersonic in Japan, and the legendary Vans Warped Tour in the…

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Black Country hard rockers GIN ANNIE release new EP

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After 4 years of tirelessly playing the local circuit and after the success of their first single “Damage is Done”, Black Country rockers Gin Annie are launching their first EP after signing a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd. If you like bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Black Stone Cherry then you will love the big riff and big chorus sounds of Gin Annie’s latest offering. Gin Annie is a hard rock band based in The Black Country. Formed in 2013, by Cousins David Foster (Lead Vocals) and Byron Garbett (Lead Guitar) with Andy Wiliams (Bass), Toni Longhi (Guitar)…

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Currents Sign to Sharptone Records & Release New Song

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Los Angeles based independent record label SharpTone Records announces today the signing of Connecticut metal band Currents. In conjunction with the signing announcement, Currents have debuted a video for their brand new song ‘Night Terrors’, from their forthcoming record that’s due out this summer. Rising metalcore/djent band Currents formed in 2011, and in recent years have solidified their line-up with Brian Wille (vocals), Jeff Brown (drums), Chris Wiseman (guitar), Ryan Castaldi (guitar) and Dee Cronkite (bass). In conversation about signing to a new label, Brown stated: “SharpTone Records is an absolute dream come true. Every single band has a dream of getting…

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Music News: Jess Kemp single launch March 10th

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Following on from the success of her debut single “Stars” and the “Camden” EP – JESS KEMP – releases her sumptuous new single: Vondelpark. Summer 2016 saw Jess and her band head over the water to do a mini tour of Amsterdam. From the ups, downs and arounds and abouts, the track “VondelPark” was born. Speaking about the track Jess says: “VondelPark was born during my Amsterdam tour in 2016. The name – “VondelPark” is a bit of a giveaway. Being my first ever tour AND first ever overseas gig.. I was a nervous wreck, as well as playing these…

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New Music From Brian May & Kerry Ellis This April Titled ‘Golden Days’

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Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced the forthcoming release of a new much anticipated second studio album, titled ‘Golden Days’ The 13-track album, which includes five original compositions, two by May, including the title track, and three by May and Ellis, is to be released in the UK and Eire this April. The album also includes new rock arrangements of some of May and Ellis’ favourite songs of all time: a tribute to guitar virtuoso Gary Moore, two songs dedicated to their work on behalf of wild animals, and a couple of reinterpretations of songs which have already become…

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Low Cut Connie ‘Dirty Pictures (part 1)’

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“Sometimes you gotta rip shit up, kids”…Adam Weiner, the eccentric wild-eyed frontman of Low Cut Connie says with dark intensity, staring over the top of his mostly damaged brown piano. The piano is named Shondra, named after an elderly stripper from Atlanta…she is covered in graffiti and has an American flag draped over her side. He points at all the boys and girls in the room, staring down these disheveled men and women of 2017 America…all gathered in this bar, drenched in sweat and hysterical eruptions. Weiner and Shondra begin the opening strains of the new Low Cut Connie song…

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The Wombats Back By Phenomenal Demand

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The Wombats announce two extra shows in Liverpool and Glasgow Due to phenomenal demand The Wombats have extended the 10th anniversary celebrations of their classic 2007 debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation after their previously announced date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton sold out in just 24 hours! The Wombats will headline O2 Academy Glasgow as well as a very special homecoming gig at Liverpool Guild of Students in June. Tuesday 27 June – Glasgow, O2 Academy ** JUST ADDED – Get Tickets Thursday 29 June – Liverpool, Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students ** JUST ADDED…

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NEW MUSIC: Husky Loops ‘Tempo’

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Ahead of their debut EP release on April 7th via Alcopop Records, Italian-born, now London-based trio Husky Loops are sharing a new slice of their riff-heavy, art-rock sounds with new single ‘Tempo’. Offering some insight behind the new single, the band said “‘Tempo’ is a song about running out of excuses and time, recorded live to capture the bands’ live energy. The inexorable flow of life was of inspiration to compose a track which is defined by repetition and awkward patterns, in which groove is the key.” Made up of Danio (vocals & guitar), Pietro (drums & samples) and Tommaso…

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1st MARCH: A Busy Day In The World of Music News History

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1958, Buddy Holly played the first of 25 dates on his only UK tour at the Trocadero, Elephant & Castle, London. Also on the bill was Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra. 1961, Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis. During his career, Elvis made over feature films 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’. The song was inspired by a drawing his 3 year-old son Julian returned home from school with one…

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New Music: In The Company of Serpents ‘Ain-Soph Aur’

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Next week, Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will officially unveil their long-anticipated new studio offering, Ain-Soph Aur. Captured last year at Flatline Audio in their home city. The six-track Ain-Soph Aur takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalaha.  As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation is offering up the band’s latest single, “Crucible,” for public intoxication. “Soul music comes in many different forms,” issues the revered blog. “Sometimes it makes you dance and sometimes it makes you cry,…

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New Music: Minus The Bear ‘What About The Boat’

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FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS, ‘VOIDS’, DUE OUT 3RD MARCH VIA SUICIDE SQUEEZE RECORDS. Minus the Bear are eagerly anticipating the release their new album this coming Friday, March 3rd. VOIDS marks the Seattle band’s first new full-length in five years and is also their return to their original label home, the venerable Suicide Squeeze Records. Fans interested in getting one last preview of the new songs found on the album before its release later this week can stream the song ‘What About The Boat’, debuted today via Billboard’s interview with Jake Snider. Minus the Bear will soon be embarking…

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New Music: Oozepus release ‘Your Limit’

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Your Limit, the proper debut EP by Japan’s OOZEPUS — a collaborative project between members of death metal/doom legends Coffins and industrial, junk metal abuser supreme, Linekraft. — is out now through Malignant Records. On Your Limit, OOZEPUS delivers four new tracks of crushing noise rock/post-industrial metal which revels in the physicality and simplistic brutality of early-era Godflesh and Swans. The EP is built on battering repetition and singular, riffs, propelled forth by rigid bass lines, warbled, underwater vocals, and massive percussive pummel. All of it is delivered with an infectious and hypnotic cadence, coalescing into a towering wall of…

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ULRIKA SPACEK: New Single & Album Announcement

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Ulrika Spacek return on June 2nd with the release of their second album, Modern English Decoration. Much like their debut album released in early 2016, the band chose to record, produce and mix the entirety of the record in their shared house – a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, so named because of a cryptic inscription found above the front door. Not just a studio and home, KEN is essentially the band’s hub, a space in which the surrounding ephemera of videos, artwork and even band photos are all created. The band are sharing the first single ‘Mimi Pretend’from the…

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New Music: ‘The Complete Doctors Of Madness’

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RPM Records is proud to release Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness, the first ever all-inclusive anthology of this important British band. Doctors Of Madness were the missing link between Bowie and the Sex Pistols. Formed in 1974, they were too early for punk but their music was abrasive, angular and uncompromising. Members of The Adverts, The Damned, Penetration and The Skids were in their audiences. The Sex Pistols were their support band. Doctors Of Madness split in 1978 and have been tagged “punk before punk”: as author Simon Reynolds put it in his 2016 book Shock And Awe:…

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Ian Brown Had The Solo, 1998 UK No.5 single ‘My Star’.: Here’s What Else Was In The News On This Day In History

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1966, Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool’s Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The club had run up debts of over £10,000. 1970, In an interview with the New Musical Express, Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green talked about his plans to give all his money away. The following year Green confronted his accountant with a gun after he sent him an unwanted royalty check. The guitarist went to jail briefly before being transferred to an asylum and was committed to a mental hospital in 1973. He re- launched his career in the…

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NEW MUSIC: Bearcubs ‘Underwaterfall’

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Hot off the back of his rapturously received ‘Chroma’ EP which dropped late last year, London based artist/producer Bearcubs has today announced a new 4 track EP ‘Underwaterfall’, due for release on 10th March via All Points In tandem with the announcement, the title track premiered via Mistajam’s Power Down Playlist on BBC Radio 1 and FADER, who said ““Underwaterfall,” is a precise exercise in tension and release: one moment, it’s sparse melody, the next it’s an immersive swarm of synths and layered vocals“. Bearcubs is the immersive, electronic project of 25-year old Jack Ritchie. He’s been putting out material for the past 2 years, and has honed in on a distinctly…

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NEW MUSIC: Raphael Doyle’s ‘Never Closer’

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 Raphael Doyle and Tom Robinson (6 Music DJ / Tom Robinson Band) first met as founding members of acclaimed acoustic harmony trio Cafe Society in the 1970s. Whilst the pair parted ways after their 1975 debut release, both have always stayed true to music. In 2016, Raphael was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. In light of the news, he defiantly set about making the album he had always dreamed of. Reuniting with Tom Robinson forty years on from their Cafe Society days, plus with the support from renowned folk talent Lisa Knapp, award winning producer Gerry Diver, the legendary Barry…

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