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Looking Forward to Liverpool Sound City 2019

Just 4 days to go before Sound City kicks off for the 12th year The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool this weekend. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.… Keep Reading

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HMV: Where Does It Go From Here?

The last call from His Master’s Voice? On Friday 28th December, HMV announced that the chain was going into administration for the second time. The announcement has put 2,200 jobs at risk. Will a buyer be found? Or will one of the big names of the high street become the latest casualty? Put it this way, we used to have quite a battle on the high street when it came… Keep Reading

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News – ShadowParty Announce Italian Tour

ShadowParty are Italy bound Anglo-American electronica outfit, ShadowParty, have announced a tour of Italy in January next year. The band – comprising of New Order’s Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman and Devo’s Josh Hagar and Jeff Friedl – released their eponymous debut album in July of this year, and have enjoyed a UK tour and appearances at numerous festivals. This is their first tour venture of the new year, and… Keep Reading

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Doves Announce Return For Live Dates Next Year

Doves are back Doves, the much hailed band from Wilmslow, Cheshire, are set to return in 2019 for a string of live dates, it has been confirmed.  The band – Jimi Goodwin, Jez Williams and Andy Williams – have been on hiatus since 2010, but today announced that they, plus support, would be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday 29th March, in aid of the Teenage… Keep Reading

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P.0.D Reveal New Song – Circles

On November 16th, 2018, Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group will release ‘Circles,’ P.O.D.’s debut for the label. Ahead of this they are thrilled to reveal the title track. Talking about the song frontman Sonny Sandoval says, “Circles, as the title track and album in general is a culmination of 26 years of P.O.D.. It’s neither old school or new, just a sound we’re familiar with and have helped pioneer throughout our… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Announce Acoustic Stage Acts!

Slam Dunk really don’t stop treating us. This time, it’s the full announcement of the acoustic stage! Speak Low If You Speak Love, Four Year Strong, Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford, PVMNTS, Selfish Things and Cavetown will all be making unplugged appearances at Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Ryan Graham from State Champs will be headlining the stage as Speak Low if You Speak Love, following State… Keep Reading

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Don Broco Announce More UK Tour Dates for April 2018

Following a sold out run of UK dates this month, Don Broco have announced more UK shows for April and May. After their most recent album Technology landed in the top 5, the Broco lads definitely have more up their sleeve.  After managing to sell out both their Alexandra Palace gig last year and their current tour, the band have announced that they will play an extra 9 dates in the… Keep Reading

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MGT Release New Album ‘Gemini Nyte’

Goth-rock duo MGT is ushering in a new wave of modern dark rock with the release of their awaited album, Gemini Nyte, which is available today from Cleopatra Records.  MGT’s sophomore album, Gemini Nyte, features 13 new songs written and recorded by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) and a guest appearance by Burton C Bell (FEAR… Keep Reading

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More Bands Announced for 2000 Trees!

2000 Trees have just announced a few more bands playing this year! Enter Shikari have been the second headline act to be announced joining At The Drive In, who have announced that this will be their only UK show this year. Boston Manor, Black Foxxes, Conjurer, SHVPES, Holding Absence, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse and Loathes have also been announced for the three day festival. With more bands still set… Keep Reading

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Paramore Release Music Video for ‘Fake Happy’

Paramore have released a brand new music video for the third single off of their new album ‘After Laughter’. Finally! You can watch the Fake Happy video (directed by Paramore’s very own Zac Farro!) above! Paramore are also heading back to the UK and Europe in January: January 2018 7: Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club 9: Paris, Olympia 11: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT) 12: London, The o2 14: Birmingham, Genting Arena… Keep Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey ‘ Low In High School ‘

Since his last album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business in 2014, Morrissey has been without a record label, has toured endlessly, been rumoured to be seriously ill and has allegedly made some dubious comments to the media. Now on November 17th the results of that three year hiatus are released in the form of a new album Low At High School, a classic Morrissey record as good as… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Announce The First Six Acts For 2018

Renowned for their large line-up and packed days, Slam Dunk Festival has announced the first 6 bands playing next years dates! Jimmy Eat World will appear at their debut Slam Dunk Festival appearance as headline act. They will be joined by emo leaders Taking Back Sunday party-starters Four Year Strong, post-hardcore heroes Sleeping With Sirens, pop-punk’s hottest property State Champs and fast-rising mob Trash Boat, all of which are poised… Keep Reading

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Marmozets Drop New Album Details and A New Song!

The wait is over. Marmozets have finally announced the details of their new album. Knowing What You Know Now is set for release on January 26th 2018 from RoadRunner records. And on top of that, they’ve released a new track ‘Habits’! What an exciting time. They’re also touring the UK very soon, and you can catch them at these dates! OCTOBER 17th – Hull, The Welly Club 18th – Middlesbrough, The… Keep Reading

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Movements Announce Debut Album ‘Feel Something’

Californian emo-rockers MOVEMENTS have announced their debut full-length album ‘Feel Something’, set to drop on October 20th through Fearless Records. Feel Something, produced by the ever talented Will Yip (Citizen, La Dispute, The Wonder Years), is the follow up to the band’s 2016 EP Outgrown Things. Promising “a cohesive vision of muscular rock energy and melodic songcraft” as well as a mature evolution of the four piece’s sound. Fans of post-hardcore… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth Release ‘Nearby Catfight’ Video and Upcoming EP Details

Milk Teeth + Kittens = A cute video complimenting a badass song. The punk quartet dropped their new single ‘Nearby Catfight’, and it is every bit as powerful as you’d expect. Plus, who doesn’t love cute kittens? ‘Nearby Catfight’ is the third track off Milk Teeth’s upcoming EP ‘Go Away’, which is set for release on the 17th November. You can pre-order the vinyl and the t-shirt bundle here. Keep Reading

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No Hot Ashes Sign Deal With ModernSky Records

No Hot Ashes have announced they have signed to Liverpool based, Modern Sky UK. This is the fast ascending northern-based label that was set up a little over 12 months ago and is part of the global brand based in Beijing, China. In the short space of time they have been together Stockport (Manchester) band, No Hot Ashes have been winning new fans all over the UK with their unique… Keep Reading

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Watch Knuckle Puck’s Vibrant New Video for ‘Double Helix’

Pop-punk group Knuckle Puck have not only treated us to a new song, but have also dropped a pretty colourful video to accompany it. ‘Double Helix’ is a dynamic, lively track straight off their upcoming second album Shapeshifter, due for release on October 13th. You can pre-order album bundles here. Knuckle Puck are also set to tour the UK later this year, taking Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy and Movements. You… Keep Reading

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Stone Roses: Do We Need A Third Coming?

The speculation of a final split with seminal Manchester band, The Stone Roses is again rife today after their final gig of the current tour. Rumours abound of tiffs and rifts between members and a lack of new releases only add to cement the whispers. However, whilst there is no shortage of fans willing to invest economically in the band and gigs, It leads to the question of why have… Keep Reading

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Chris Reardon Releases New Single ‘Bends’

Introducing Chris Reardon and his new single ‘Bends’, out now via Strange Comfort Records. Chris spend much of his childhood in Hong Kong, before moving to London – drawn as so many others before him by the sounds of the Beatles and Led Zep, and later entranced by the likes of Laura Marling and Bon Iver. Ever eschewing the formulaic, for Chris, songwriting is about trying to capture the moment… Keep Reading

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Paramore – New Song, Album Details, TOUR!

We’ve not had new music from Paramore since the release of their deluxe rendition of their self-titled in 2014. But today, after a long and anticipated wait, the band treated fans to their new song ‘Hard Times’. With the new 3 piece line-up that brings previous drummer Zac Farro back in to the band after bassist Jeremy Davis’ departure in 2015, Paramore are back. Their new album ‘After Laughter’ is ready to hit… Keep Reading

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