TRUE MOON share live session video for ‘Honey’

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Scandinavian dark-wave outfit True Moon release their debut self-titled album today via Lövely Records, and have revealed a stripped back live session video for album closer, Honey.

Where lead single Sugar arrives a fierce and intense dark-pop salvo, Honey offers a stark, sensual and dangerously seductive flipside to True Moon’s enchanting debut. ‘It’s about the wish of being ok just where you are, realizing that what you want is right there and all you have to do is reach out and grab it,’ frontwoman Karolina Engdahl explains.

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Portuguese tech-death metallers The Voynich Code release new single

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Rising Portuguese tech-death band THE VOYNICH CODE have released a new single and video ahead of their debut full-length Aqua Vitae, coming 05.05.17 via Primordial Records.

The third song to be released from Aqua Vitae, ‘Born to Suffer’ is a vicious track, combining the best elements of technical metal and deathcore.

Named after the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, Portugal’s exponents of progressive technicality are a band starting to attract attention. Following the success of debut EP Ignotum, The Voynich Code are turning away from deathcore towards a more classic death metal sound.

Following an appearance at UK Tech-Metal Fest 2015, a home tour with Being As An Ocean, shows with Betraying the Martyrs, Desolated, and over 300,000 views on previous lead single, ‘Antithesis’, the future is exciting for Portugal’s hottest new exports.

The Voynich Code are travelling across Europe in support of the album. Catch them at one of these shows below:

06.05 – Cave 45, Porto (Portugal) w/Analepsy + Forbidden to Fly
07.05 – Popular de Alvalade, Lisbon (Portugal) w/Analepsy + Fortune Teller

17.05 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
18.05 – Brescia, Italy – Vecchia Scuola Pub
19.05 – Cordenons, Italy – Rock Town
20.05 – Celje, Slovenia – Bar Kaos (TBC)
21.05 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
22.05 – Prague, Czech Republic – Fatal Music Club
23.05 – Dresden, Germany – TBC
24.05 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hades Reutlingen
25.05 – Hamburg, Germany – TBC
26.05 – Tilburg, Netherlands – TBC
27.05 – Genk, Belgium – Flashback
28.05 – Northampton, UK – The Labour Club
29.05 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
30.05 – Sheffield, UK – Mulberry Underground
31.05 – London, UK – The Black Hear

TIGRESS release new single ‘Headaches’

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Essex rock quintet Tigress are extremely pleased to reveal their track ‘Headaches’ – the second single from their upcoming Like It Is EP which is set for release on the 12th May 2017.

To celebrate the news, the band has released an official audio video for the riff laden track ‘Headaches’, available as an immediate free download with all iTunes pre-orders of the forthcoming EP. The track premiered with Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show on Sunday night (23rd April) and was met with positive acclaim from fans.

Commenting on the single, vocalist Katy Jackson explains:

‘Headaches’ is about the global mental health epidemic we are currently experiencing, it feels like the nation has one giant headache that we are unable to shift.’

Preview: Teddy Rocks Festival

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Teddy Rocks Festival is set to take place this weekend (28 – 30 April) as the likes of Twin Atlantic, WSTR, Our Hollow Our Home, Scouting for Girls set to entertain thousands of rock fans across the three days. The festival started with a small gig in 2011 to raise money for Teddy20, a children’s cancer charity founded by Tom Newton and his family after he lost his 10 year old brother Ted to a very rare bone cancer.

The gig was put on by Tom’s friends and family in the restaurant of The Greyhound pub in Blandford and raised £400. This was used to fund the very first Teddy Rocks event at The Corn Exchange in 2012, which raised £2,500.

By 2013, Teddy Rocks had grown and needed more space, so they moved back to The Greyhound pub, raising £6,500 and £15,000 in 2014. In 2015, Teddy Rocks almost doubled this, raising an amazing £24,000.

Last year the festival moved to a new site with a bigger capacity and the total raised was a staggering £42,800!

This year the festival moves again to a site large enough to facilitate car parking and camping alongside 4 stages in the hope of raising even more to help fight children’s cancer.

On the Friday you can see Scottish band Twin Atlantic headline the stage as fellow Scotsmen The Xcerts join Wstr before the headline act.

Saturday’s highlights include Weatherstate who are on the main stage in the afternoon while The One Hundred. Our Hollow Our Home are set to play on the Vocalzone Stage just before dub step act Modestep take to the stage.

The Sunday sees pop rock group Scouting For Girls end the weekend as The Gospel Youth, Vant and Fort Hope all feature on the last day.

You can still buy tickets for the weekend  so make sure you support this special festival!

Blink-182 reveal new music!

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Blink-182 have released a unique song titled 6/8 and revealed ‘This is the strangest song blink have ever recorded. It’s in 6/8 time. It’s aggressive and one of our favorites from the deluxe because of it.’ The track is from the deluxe edition of California, featuring 11 brand new songs and an acoustic version of Bored To Death, available everywhere on May 19, 2017! Pre-order now & receive an instant download of our Parking Lot, Misery, Can’t Get You More Pregnant,  and 6/8.

Mark, Matt and Travis will tour the UK this summer.

JULY

03 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
04 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
05 – LEEDS First Direct Arena
07 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
09 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
11 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
12 – ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
14 – MANCHESTER Arena
15 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
17 – BOURNEMOUTH Int Centre
19 – LONDON O2
20 – LONDON O2

Fall Out Boy announce new album

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Fall Out Boy just dropped a new song titled Young And Menace and have announced new album. With what will be their seventh album and follow-up to American Beauty/American Psycho, M A  N   I    A is set to be released on September 15 via Virgin EMI UK / DCD2 Records. Check out their new single below!

The band has also announced a US tour for October and the Fall Out Boy Fund, which will donate $1 from each ticket sale to charities in Chicago.

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Bestival announces Invaders of the Future

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If blistering bands, raucous rock and dreamy folk music is what you want at Bestival, then the Invaders of the Future are what you need. A glimpse of our musical destiny these are the most exciting up-and-coming acts around. So, if you’re seeking an earful of discovery be sure to head to the Lulworth Estate in Dorset this 7-10 September.

Arbiter of aural adventuring Rob da Bank says: ‘This is one of my favourite things about Bestival. I spend ages thinking about who the most exciting new bands are and what underground sounds will blow everyone away.

‘From Honeyblood and Black Foxxes to TRAAMS and Dead!, there’s a ton of acts who will be on the bigger stages next year.

‘I promise you, this lot will be blasting from your headphones for years to come, so try not to miss them before they start playing enormo-domes!’

Turning the excitement up to 11, there will be must-see sets from sugar-coated riff monsters Honeyblood, doom-popsters Black Foxxes, chap-hop superstar Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, indie kids Chastity Belt, Brighton’s The Magic Gang, folk troubadour Sean McGowan, DIY Punks The Tuts,feedback fuelled rockers TRAAMS, a band who have not yet ceased to be, Dead!, and stomping bluesy solo artiste Barns Courtney.

There will also be appearances from The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt, Upstarts, Coco and the Butterfields, Vistas, The Du-Rell Family, Lewis Bootle, Fours and Wild Front.

And even more live music from the likes of Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman, Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra, Compton White, Brandon Rivers, Graceland, Route2Roots, Freazy and Eton Girls Choir.

INVADERS OF THE FUTURE: Honeyblood, Black Foxxes, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Chastity Belt, The Magic Gang, Sean Mcgowan, The Tuts

Traams, Dead!, Barns Courtney, The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt

Upstarts, Coco And The Butterfields, Vistas  The Du-Rell Family,

 Lewis Bootle, Fours, Wild Front

Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman, Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra

Compton White, Brandon Rivers, Graceland,

Route2roots, Freazy, Eton Girls Choir

Live Review: Torcoda Fray at Southampton’s Joiners

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Eastleigh band Torcoda Fray played their first ever gig at Southampton’s Joiners last night (26th April) as they released their debut EP Ace. The night started of with duo Marty Mayhem and The Liabilities, King and Conqueror and singer songwriter Ten Tonnes (Ethan Ezra, brother of George Ezra).

Torcoda Fray’s guitarist Matt Geer, bassist Callum Waldron, lead singer Tom Farmer and drummer Ben Smith then took to the stage as over 100 fans swarmed towards the stage to check these guys out for the first time. The band started with Cheap Thrills which is a brand new song that doesn’t feature on Ace. The song was a solid addition to the set and certainly gave a taster of what Torcoda Fray had in store for their fans. You could tell all four members of the band gave 110 % as they looked to get everything right for their first show. Tom’s vocals were on form throughout the evening as they played Addicted To Your Sting, which was more familiar to the crowd with it featuring on their debut EP.

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Guitarist Matt Geer (left) and lead singer Tom Farmer

Another two songs from Ace was then performed as the band sung Cassie and Change in Me that really got the Southampton crowd excited and created a real buzz with Tom, who announced he was getting married this weekend,  getting the crowd to clap throughout. Drummer Ben Smith was fantastic throughout and added his own twist at the end of each song and perfectly created a great rock atmosphere. With guitarist Matt and bassist Callum adding some killer riffs, you could tell that Torcoda Fray are one of those bands with plenty of potential. They played Trick which was another new song before they played Bullpit which lasted a little over two minutes but within them two minutes, The Joiners experienced a more heavier side from the band. As soon as the track played, fans tried to begin a mosh pit and they succeeded after a while and this happened once again with their new track Harlott. With the band already releasing Lions At The Gate last month, you could tell that this song was well received when they played it and this was the penultimate song on the night. The evening ended with Lift Up The Sky which although does not feature on Ace, it was a nice addition to the set and ended a really good starting gig for the lads.

Live Review: While She Sleeps at Southampton’s Talking Heads

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I had the opportunity to experience an atmosphere so extraordinary and unforgettable with the adrenaline was being so alive as I caught While She Sleeps at Southampton’s Talking Heads – By Imogen Dana Morris.

Fizzy Blood (from Leeds) and In Hearts Wake (from Australia) opened the show to excite the crowed before everyone waited for the moment.

The moment everyone had been waiting for was when While She Sleeps started their set which got everyone all excited. And in that moment music started playing and the band walked on stage and lit up the room with excitement.  By that time the room got so hot!

The band members went to the front of the stage and the crowd moved forward to try and touch them. I felt very sorry for the people in the front who got squashed!

Vocalist Lawrence Taylor or simply ‘Loz’ jumped into the crowd and went crowd surfing as he had big smiles on his face.

He started saying about his new album release You Are We and did other songs from earlier albums including Four Walls and Brainwashed.

Near the end of the show While She Sleeps started playing Four Walls and Loz stopped the song almost immediately because one of the fans had an incident, we won’t go into too much detail, but as soon as the fan got carried out from the hall, they re-started playing the song and it was amazing.