Monday, 24 March 2014

Live Review: NATIVES - March 22nd 2014

The night is kicked off pretty promptly by Fans of Faye, a five-piece from Birmingham. Despite being a small, local band with under 1000 followers on Twitter, they sound polished - they don't miss a beat or hit a bad note. They definitely know what they're doing, and they're having fun doing it. Fans of Faye are one to watch.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Album Review: NATIVES - Indoor War

I don't know about you, but I love hearing an album that makes me want to dance. 'Indoor War' is one of those albums. I was dancing so hard, in fact, that I could barely write this review.

War Inside of Me is a great opener for the record, and really sets the scene for the story that the album tells (about a character called Alvima who, after suffering a huge loss, decides to live his life making decisions based upon logic and science rather than emotions). It's short, powerful, and serves as a good kick for the next tracks.

Monday, 10 March 2014

News: With One Last Breath announce headline UK tour

The Yorkshire metallers have toured with the likes of Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria and Of Mice And Men, as well as having played at Download Festival. Now it's time for the band to hit the road on their own headline tour.

The band will be playing:
May 3rd - Satan's Hollow - Manchester
May 5th - Joiners - Southampton
May 6th - Cockpit - Leeds
May 7th - Rock City Basement - Nottingham
May 8th - Barfly - London

With One Last Breath will release their debut album, 'The Fearless Ones', on April 14th via Small Town Records.

News: Architects stream live Brighton show tonight

To celebrate the release of 'Lost Forever, Lost Together', out today via Epitaph Records, Architects will be live streaming their intimate hometown gig at The Haunt in Brighton. This show is guaranteed to be one you won't want to miss.

The stream will kick off at 9pm GMT at lostforeverlosttogether.com. Other time zone information is listed on the site.

Friday, 7 March 2014

News: The Bunny The Bear premiere new music video

The video for First Met You, from the upcoming album 'Food Chain', shows a love story gone wrong. 'Food Chain' will be released on March 18th via Victory Records, and promises to be some of the duo's most dynamic music to date.

 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

News: Brody Dalle releases video for 'Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy'

Brody's back and she means business. She has released the video for Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy, which features animation from Anthony Winn and a guitar duel between Shirley Manson and Brody herself. The track is taken from upcoming album 'Diploid Love', due for release on April 28th.



Brody Dalle will be playing a handful of European dates - you'll find info after the jump.

News: LostAlone announce new single, 'Scarlet Letter Rhymes'

Scarlet Letter Rhymes, from upcoming album 'Shapes of Screams', will be released on April 7th. The album, produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns), will be released on the same date via Graphite Records.

Front man Steven Battelle explains, "I wrote Scarlet Letter Rhymes whilst submerged under water in a hotel swimming pool in Finland. I fleshed it out in a dream where I was the captain of a flying pirate ship caught in some turbulence and crashed into another time. When I awoke I found lying next me a book first published in 1850 called the Scarlet Letter. The video has absolutely nothing to do with any of this other than its chaotic interpretation of the riffonomics within."



The band will be performing a UK tour throughout April with support from Verses and The First, dates after the jump!

News: More bands added to Slam Dunk 2014 line up

Following the previous announcement that this year's festival will be headlined by platinum record sellers The All-American Rejects, there's been some juicy bands added to the line up.

Rock Sound cover stars, We Are The In Crowd, will be flying into the country exclusively for Slam Dunk, and they're set to be one of the favourites of the weekend.

Kings of ska, Less Than Jake, will join Goldfinger and Zebrahead. They previously headlined the festival alongside Reel Big Fish back in 2011, but will be making a special appearance this year.

US pop punk favourites Motion City Soundtrack and Hit The Lights will also be joining the line up after a year's absence.

State Champs will be making their UK festival debut at Slam Dunk, while Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and A Loss For Words will be returning. UK group Marmozets will also be playing in support of their forthcoming debut album.

There's an updated line up poster after the jump!

Monday, 3 March 2014

News: More bands added to this year's Hit The Deck line up

Joining the likes of Brand New, Saves The Day, Kids In Glass Houses and many more, will be Kvelertak, Pulled Apart By Horses, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Xcerts, Baby Godzilla, The Charm The Fury, Death Remains, The Gnarwhals (Bristol only), Lacey (Nottingham only) and Lyger.

Hit The Deck will take place in Bristol on April 19th (O2 Academy 1, O2 Academy 2, The Thekla, The Fleece and The Exchange), and then in Nottingham on April 20th (Rock City, Rock City Basement, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and The Forum). 

Tickets are £27.50 or £32.50 with aftershow entry, and you can buy them here.

For your viewing pleasure, you can find the latest line up poster after the jump...