February 24th 2017 sees the release of IT’s long awaited new CD We’re All In This Together. The album is comprised of 10 brand new tracks and we have 5 different pre-order packages on offer. All contain an exclusive postcard set only available to those who take part and a free download of the first single Revolution. (A download code will be emailed after purchase). Pre-ordering is a vital process in helping us raise the necessary funds for manufacturing so please help in spreading the word about this anyway you can: in your blog, in your magazine, on your radio show and/or on your social media accounts IF you like what you hear. Check out the Pre-Order campaign of the album below!
After making its debut in September, FORT FEST is thrilled to return to Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire for a second year in 2017, this time at the earlier date of the 4th-6th August.
Festival director Jon Hewitt comments:
‘We are really excited to be working on Fort Fest 2017. The feedback that we received from our inaugural festival was amazing – so we just had to do it again!’
2016 saw some of the UK’s hottest rock and metal acts grace the Fort Fest stage, with headline performances from InMe, Lonely The Brave and Young Guns, as well as sets from names including Arcane Roots, Black Peaks, The Xcerts, Grumble Bee and Press To MECO.
Keep your eyes peeled for line-up news in the near future!
Brmingham Pop Punk Quintet You Know The Drill have released their debut EP Losing Streak, via Scylla Records. The title is derived from a lyric on their lead single, Less Than You, which can be streamed here, with Vocalist Benji Yapp saying of the choice: ‘We felt it was a relevant title as it relates to the hard times in life that everyone goes through, where it just seems to be one bad thing after another.’ Lyrically they describe the EP as ‘covers a few different topics: dealing with the pressure put upon yourself from parents and friends to do well with your life, getting past broken relationships and dealing with the loss of a loved one.’
But You Know The Drill aren’t all doom and gloom, the band – completed by Damo Darby on Bass, Brad Potter on Drums and guitarists Jim McCormack & Luke Astley – have a simple mantra: ‘if it isn’t fun then what’s the point?’. Initially starting out as a hobby and having only previously released a few tracks they regard more as demos, Yapp declares: ‘We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously and feel that music is very often approached with a straight face, which is why we try to infuse as much fun and laughter into everything we do, whether it’s music videos, our live shows or even just hanging out with fans.‘ Losing Streak, however, sees the band stepping up their game, with Yapp stating: “We are essentially treating this as our first proper release as it is the music that has had the most hard work, effort and love put into it. We are crazy proud of it and every song on it is special to us in one-way or another.”
Recorded with Drew Lawson at Steel City Studios in Sheffield, the quintet enlisted a little help from their friends in the pop punk community, with Alex Adam of ROAM helping to refine the material; Grant Berry formerly of Me Vs. Hero on mastering duties, and Neck Deep’s Fil Thorpe-Evans lending his skills for the artwork. But, it’s really the songs themselves that are the pop punk guests of honour at this genre summit, You Know The Drill batting for the rafters with their energy laden guitar and drum attack. With vocal hooks left, right and centre, particularly so on their big-room-ready choruses, YKTD will have everyone singing along in no time.
Losing Streak Track Listing: 1. Peer Pressure | 2. Less Than You | 3. Heads Up | 4. 411 | 5. Repose
Hailing from Newcastle, grunge rock quartet EUJENICS are pleased to reveal their brand new single Far Stranger.
In the early days EUJENICS have been compared to the likes of Manic Street Preachers and Placebo but their new material hits new levels, combining intricate hooks and additive murky-guitars over awesome vocal melodies. For fans of Silverchair, Queens Of The Stone Age and bands that thrive off slow-moving and trudging rock music, EUJENICS are going to be your new favourite band.
‘Far Stranger’ has already gained support from the likes of BBC Introducing in Newcastle, with the band’s previous material achieving airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Far Stranger’ is the first single to be revealed from the bands new sound and they will head back into the studio just before Christmas to continue writing their new EP.
Preview the band’s new single now here below, they will release a new video for the single in the forthcoming weeks. Check their new single below!
‘Far Stranger’ is out now. Spotify – Google Music – iTunes / Apple Music
Somerset alternative rockers APHERIUM are pleased to announce their new single release ‘Resolve’, taken from their EP Embrace The Fall That Brought Us Here, that was released earlier this year.
Preview the single below now and expect a new video for Resolve in the forthcoming weeks. You can check out the song below!
‘Resolve is a song about finding your inner strength, letting go of your past mistakes and doubts and moving forward with your life.
‘It’s about learning to feel love instead of hate or fear and reigniting the flame in your heart.’
Their previous single Embrace was aired on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Show, with the video giving them their debut appearance on Scuzz TV.
APHERIUM recorded the EP with legendary record producer and sound engineer John Mitchell, who’s previously worked with the likes of YouMeAtSix, Lower Than Atlantis and Enter Shikari at Outhouse Studios. For fans of rock royalty such as Fightstar and InMe, APHERIUM’s new single is a glowing example of impressive underground British rock.
28th – The Key Club, Leeds
29th – Space Bar, Newcastle
Resolve is out now. Spotify – iTunes / Apple MusiciTunes / Apple Music
POLARY‘s considered approach to their craft is evident in their debut single ‘Nothing‘, a punchy alt anthem barely contained inside it’s textured skin.
Produced by James Bragg (Genghar, Tourists) ‘Nothing‘ serves as the perfect introduction to a young band with huge expectations.
Searching for a way to truly represent themselves through turbulent family links the band turned to music, carefully constructing songs that explore their place in the world and establish their own identity outside of convention. POLARY aren’t afraid to be divisive and embrace all elements of their chosen path; shifting seamlessly between off-kilter timing, pop hooks and washes of texture, a confidence not seen in many artists just nudging 18 years old. You can check out the video below!
Industrial music pioneer Circle of Dust is excited to announce a new full-length studio album Machines of Our Disgrace (December 09th release via FiXT), the first album after a 20 year hiatus.
In celebration of the news, Circle of Dust is streaming new single and video for the title below!
And a free download via Soundcloud, available here:
Created by artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, Circle of Dust returns to Klayton’s industrial roots with metal riffs, pulsing electronics and catchy songwriting.
Pre-orders available from November 18th.
Returning for the project’s 5th full-length album, Circle of Dust pushes the envelope in fusing modern metal and electronic production with gritty industrial noise & samples on Machines of Our Disgrace. Klayton incorporates both aggressive and melodic vocals with thought-provoking lyrics about man’s technological evolution – songs like Contagion and the title track Machines of Our Disgrace questioning our relationship with technology while alt_Human and Neurachem explore the world of biohacking and genetic modification.
You Me At Six have just announced UK tour dates for April 2017, which kick off at Newcastle, O2 Academy on April 3rd. Tickets available here http://www.youmeatsix.co.uk/
The announcement comes following the band’s conclusion of several underplay shows throughout October, which saw them top Music Week’s UK Ticket Charts comprising the hottest tickets in the UK. This was bolstered by the final date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (October 24th) selling out in just three minutes. The band have also just scored their 14th Radio 1 A list single, with the addition of Night People to the playlist.
Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold-out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, these 2017 dates will follow the release of what will be their 5th studio album, the highly anticipated Night People, which is due for release January 13th 2017 through Infectious Music: https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR. The album will help to cement their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. It was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).
UK TOUR – April
3rd – Newcastle, O2 Academy
5th – Plymouth, Pavilions
6th – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
7th – Doncaster, The Dome
10th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th – Bournemouth, Solent Hall
13th – Glasgow, SECC
14th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15th – London, Alexandra Palace
Presale 1st Nov 7pm / general sale 3rd Nov 7pm
Pioneering progressive label Basick Records are delighted to announce the signing of new band RIVIẼRE. The French post-prog metal band are set to release their debut LP Heal on January 20th 2017, and you can have a sneak listen of the first single Golden Wounds below!
The Toulouse four-piece are an impressive cross-genre blend. Their roots firmly in progressive metal and post-rock, the band also display strong elements of post-hardcore, alternative metal and – staggeringly – 80s electro. For fans of Karnivool, Deftones, Tool, Thrice and more, RIVIẼRE’s material makes for an immensely interesting and satisfying listen.
A completely new act on the scene, RIVIẼRE have spent the last two years working tirelessly on their debut release. In their own words:
‘We are very honoured that Basick Records have chosen to work with RIVIẼRE.
‘So much time, work and energy has been put into this album and it means a lot to all of us.
‘We’ve had the chance to work with many talented people and there have been lots of unexpected developments.
‘It’s been greatly rewarding to have the support of such a label, and we’re very grateful to have the opportunity to share our debut album Heal to such an extent!’
Canadian pop punks Seaway will once again go on tour with fellow pop punk bands WSTR And Gospel Youth. Seaway are currently on tour with the The Wonder Year, Real Friends, Kncukle Puck and Moose Blood whereas WSTR are on a headline tour themselves.
Tickets can be purchased here.
24th Jan: Southampton, Joiners
25th Jan: Bristol, The Fleece
26th Jan: Leeds, The Key Club
27th Jan: Glasgow, Stereo
29th Jan: Newcastle, O2 Academy2
30th Jan: Manchester, Sound Control
31st Jan: Nottingham, Rock City Basement
1st Feb: Norwich, Epic Studios
2nd Feb: Birmingham, O2 Academy3
3rd Feb: London, Underworld