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Blink 182 reveal new video in true ‘What’s My Age Again?’ style 

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Blink 182 have revealed the video for She’s Out of My Mind today and it may look familiar. The music video is from their latest album California and is similar to their release What’s My Age Again? The video sees three naked women running instead of the Classic original that featured the three original members of Blink 182. The video also features Adam Devine being the sexy nurse! Check out the video below!

The clip is part of Spotify’s new Flash Frame series, which launched today. It will celebrate the careers of different musicians through interviews and performance footage. There will be four chapters on Blink-182, which will include fan Q&As, private performances and stories behind classic clips like the one recreated in this new video.

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A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT OF ROCK AND ROLL IN AID OF THE NICK ALEXANDER TRUST


When terrorists attacked the Bataclan Theatre last November, shockwaves rippled throughout the music community and messages of support and solidarity flooded in from across the globe. A Peaceful Noise, which makes its debut at Shepherds Bush Empire on 15th November aims to harness that solidarity and kick-start a movement that uses music to raise awareness, to unite and to pay tribute to all those who were affected by the attack.
The family of Nick Alexander, the British music merchandiser whose untimely departure in the attack mobilised the music industry on a global scale, are launching this landmark event to mark the anniversary of the attack and honour the music lovers that lost their lives that night with a special night of live music.

Nick Alexander

The event will raise money for two music-related charities, The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation.
Zoe Alexander, Nick’s sister and A Peaceful Noise founder said: “Live music was Nick’s passion and it seemed only fitting that we mark the anniversary of his passing in this way. Everyone who lost their lives that night had a shared love of music and we’re thrilled to bring some of Nick’s favourite artists together for this celebration of unity, peace and rock and roll”.
The concert will feature extraordinary performances from a whole host of Nick’s friends and contemporaries including alternative rockers Maximo Park, ex-Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Travis lead singer Fran Healy and Frank Turner, who will be playing his only London date this year. There will also be DJ sets from Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack, Vicar/DJ Father Brian Ralph and Matt Walsh. Plus, more will be announced soon.

Frank Turner commented: “Losing Nick in the horrible events in Paris was the worst part of last year; he was truly one of the good guys. Bringing people together in the spirit of peace and music for an evening is the least we can do for his memory, I’m honoured to be asked to play”.
Like the 88 others who lost their lives in the venue that night, as well as the countless injured, Nick was a music lover and going to gigs was a huge part of the fabric of his life. The creation and enjoyment of music exists in every culture across the world and we are stronger and louder together – together we can all make A Peaceful Noise.

Alternative pop punk quartet TIRADE reveal forthcoming self-titled EP details


Alternative pop punk quartet TIRADE are pleased to announce the details of their self-titled EP due for release on the 25th November 2016.

For fans of Lower Than Atlantis and Press To Meco, bands that love to write brilliantly catchy music, TIRADE aspire to be put within the same accolade of first-rate British rock music with this self titled EP.

Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker championed debut single ‘Snakes and Social Ladders’ on his Fresh Blood Show, which was the start of getting the band heard by the right people. Check out the video here below.

TIRADE have mixed together a multitude of genres to create their own unique sound and with each member coming from a different musical background, the release is packed full of a multitude of welcoming surprises from beginning to end.
‘We’ve created a record that we hope really interests people. We’ve mixed alternative rock, British rock and pop punk into our own sound and we had so much fun making it’ explains the band when talking about their forthcoming release, ‘What’s better than making music with your best mates and then blasting it in peoples faces with a hope they’ll do a clap at the end?’

TIRADE’s self-titled EP is self-released on the 25th November 2016. 

Shvpes release new music video 

SHVPES’ current single, Skin & Bones, now has an official accompanying video! Check it out here!

 

‘This song is about maintaining your integrity when you’re surrounded by people who are trying to diminish it.’ explains front-man Griffin Dickinson. ‘It’s taken from my time at school, where it seemed that being in any way different to the ‘norm’ meant you were ostracised and ridiculed for your differences. 

This song is both in recognition of how much it got to me, plus a reminder to never let that mentality take hold of me again.’

 

It was important to the band that the theme of the song be well illustrated in the accompanying clip…

 ‘The video represents someone who feels like an alien in their surroundings, alone & encircled by people who take them as some sort of gimmick, but they do their own thing regardless.’

 

 

 Meanwhile, SHVPES will embark on a 17-date run of UK shows this October/November, taking in headline, co-headline & festival appearances…

 

Kicking off in Leicester, the first 5 shows are headliners; SHVPES will be bringing along five-piece rock band, Empire, as main support before joining forces with Press to Meco for an 11-strong co-headline run.

 

 All SHVPES appearances are listed below:-

 

OCTOBER

10 Leicester, The Cookie (main support from Empire)

11 Colchester, Arts Centre (main support from Empire)

12 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (main support from Empire)

13 Birmingham, Rainbow Cellar (support from Wars, A Promise To Forget, No Idols)

15 Norwich, Sound and Vision Festival

17 Bournemouth, Anvil (co-headline with Press to Meco)

18 Plymouth, Underground (co-headline with Press to Meco)

20 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (co-headline with Press to Meco)

21 Nottingham, Basement (co-headline with Press to Meco)

22 Manchester, Satan’s Hollow (co-headline with Press to Meco)

31 Southampton, Joiners (co-headline with Press to Meco)

 

NOVEMBER

02 London, Boston Music Rooms (co-headline with Press to Meco)

03 Leeds, Key Club (co-headline with Press to Meco)

05 Sheffield, Corporation (co-headline with Press to Meco)

06 Glasgow, King Tut’s (co-headline with Press to Meco)

07 Newcastle, Think Tank (co-headline with Press to Meco)

08 Liverpool, Studio 2 (co-headline with Press To Meco)

 

 

SHVPES will also be hosting an album release party, set to take place on October 13th in their hometown of Birmingham. The party will take place at Subside Nightclub, following their gig at Rainbow Cellar.

 

Free entry, 18+ only. Bring ID.

The TiPS Announce First UK Shows & Share ‘Leaving Home’ Video

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The TiPS

The TiPS have announced their first visit to the UK. The short stint will see the band play The Dublin Castle in London and Bearded Theory in Derbyshire, later this month. The German reggae style band will also return to the UK later in the Summer for an appearance at Boomtown Fair on the 12th August 2016. The lads  have also shared the new video for Leaving Home that was filmed during the recording of the new album, TWISTS’N’TURNS, which is out now through Long Beach Records Europe. Listen to Leaving Home below.

The TiPS began their musical journey within that scene whilst introducing elements of cozy reggae along with smooth soul into their hard driving punk songs. A process which created their unique sound and style. The punk scene have continued to follow THE TiPS throughout, whilst the band’s style has been quickly attracting a larger and more diverse fan base.  TWIST’N’TURNS is out now on 180g Bloodred Vinyl LP, 8 page Digipak CD and Digital Download through Long Beach Records Europe.
You can catch vocalist Aljoscha ‘Ali’ Thaleikis and the rest of the trio at the following dates and venues: 

May 12    PATRONAAT, Haarlem, Netherlands
May 13    De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
May 14    The Skiff, Hilversum, Netherlands
May 21    Markthalle, Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
May 25    I Love Rock Party, Erkelenz, Germany
May 28    Dublin Castle, London, United Kingdom
May 29    Bearded Theory, Catton Hall, United Kingdom
Jun 10    Vier Linden Open Air, Dusseldorf, Germany
Jun 17    Lodenice, Benatky Nad Jizerou, Czech Republic
Jun 18    Rock the Hill, Deggendorf, Germany
Jun 24    Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
Jul 16    Rockim Daal    Kirchenbollenbach, Germany
Jul 22    48er Festival, Herrenberg, Germany
Jul 23    48er Festival, Herrenberg, Germany
Jul 30    Magnapop, Krefeld, Germany
Jul 31    Rockbühne, Zweibrucken, Germany
Aug 01    Free&Easy Festival, Munich, Germany
Aug 05    Beatz & Bandz Summerfestival, Lottum, Netherlands
Aug 10    Paulusfeesten, Oostende, Belgium
Aug 12    BoomTown, Winchester, United Kingdom
Aug 14    Open Flair, Bad Sooden Allendorf, Germany
Aug 20    Last Chance To Dance, Dulmen, Germany
Aug 27    Small Town Heart Festival, Haltern Am See, Germany
Sep 17    Stadtschall, Schrobenhausen, Germany
Oct 29    Tolerance Festival, Ummerstadt, Germany

 

Bestival and Goldsmiths University Team Up

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Bestival at Goldsmiths University

Next month will see, Bestival, the UK’s official Best Major Festival, team up with Goldsmiths, University of London to host a unique public celebration of music, arts and culture.

On 17th June, Bestival at Goldsmiths will bring the excitement of one of the world’s best festivals to the university’s New Cross campus – and will feature a series of talks, music from established stars and the most exciting up-and-coming acts as well as delicious street food.

The day will also celebrate Goldsmiths’ rich cultural heritage as well as showcasing the new creatives emerging from the university. Final-year music students will be playing throughout the day and visitors will also be able to take in a range of Degree Shows which are running across campus.

It will also be a family affair for Bestival founders Josie and Rob da Bank – who are Goldsmiths graduates and were made Honorary Fellows of the university earlier this year.

Bestival founder and DJ  Rob da Bank said: What a fantastic collaboration for us! Josie and I met at Goldsmiths when we were young and reckless 18-year-olds and had an amazing four years there together hatching many of the creative plans and madcap ideas that have forged our careers in party-starting and mass gathering creations.

‘We’re very proud to come back a few years later with some of our musical mates and some inspiring talks and performance. I hope you can join us.’

Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London said: ‘Goldsmiths’ alumni are the jewels in our crown – and Josie and Rob are real diamonds.

‘They have bottled the lightning that is Goldsmiths, mixing creativity, dynamism and an entrepreneurial spirit to create something which engages with and entertains tens of thousands of people every year.

‘Bestival at Goldsmiths is going to be a family affair thanks to the fantastic line-up, and a brilliant showcase of our past, present and future achievements.

‘We want to welcome one and all to campus to soak up the spirit and atmosphere of which we’re so proud.’

On the evening, Goldsmiths’ campus will become a festive wonderland of colour and sound. The university’s Great Hall will become the focus for the first half of the evening, with music from hotly-tipped Nocturne, hand-picked from Goldsmiths’ own final-year music festival PureGold, kicking off the party. Goldsmiths Popular Music graduate Rosie Lowe will add a slice of her acclaimed androgynous soul, before multiple Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet takes to the stage to headline the Great Hall action with his idiosyncratic flow.

Asylums set to release debut album and talk Bestival

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Asylums (photo take from their official Facebook page)

Asylums have revealed that they will be releasing their début album this summer and what better way will there be than playing at one of Isle of Wight’s biggest festivals, Bestival, in September to celebrate it.

The lads from Southend-on-Sea have been making waves in the music industry this year with their new single Necessary Appliances being a killer hit with huge radio stations such as BBC Radio 1. The refreshing single, that is due to be released officially later this month, will be included in their Killer Brain Waves album. Asylums went on to say they they will be announcing details very soon about the album and said: ‘A debut album called ‘Killer Brain Waves’ will be out this summer, we will be announcing details very soon.

‘We also have our current single Necessary Appliances out at the end of the month.’

Listen to Asylums’ Necessary Appliances below.

The band that describes themselves as ‘Nostalgia Pollution’ are playing at The Garage in London this evening  as they are set to play in front of their loyal fans.

Commenting on their fans, guitarist and vocalist Luke Branch and the rest of the band reveal how grateful they really are and said: ‘We couldn’t be more grateful to Asylums fans, when we started the band it was just as a fun art project to do in our spare time and it still is to a degree.

‘We never felt any sense of entitlement to a career or assumed others would dig it too.

‘The fact that fans have found something to connect with and enjoy in the music is a extremely rewarding and spurs us on to do more and push the art as far as we can. ‘

Asylums managed to get a spot at this year’s Bestival in the Isle of Wight as they will be playing on the ‘Invaders of the Future’ stage alongside fellow exciting bands such as All This Noise, Creeper, Moose Blood and many more spread across the weekend.

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Asylums will be playing at this year’s Bestival in September

The festival takes place between 8 – 11th September and is already shaping up to be one of the best line ups the event has ever had. Founded by DJ Rob Da Bank, Bestival will be certainly one of the festival highlights of the year so you could understand that Asylums were pretty excited when their insatiable manager Danny Watson managed to book them a spot. The four piece band continued and said: ‘Very excited, because the nature of what we do is quite DIY, its a huge deal when a festival as prestigious as Bestival gives you a platform to reach new music fans.

‘They also have such a kick arse line up every year and the artwork on the posters and visuals are always brilliant! ‘

Asylums also revealed that they are influenced by the likes of REM, Public Enemy, Magnetic Fields and also TV channel Cartoon Network.

The four piece have a fair few shows to play however before Bestival as they will be performing at Live At Leeds at the end of the month (30th April), the exciting Camden Rocks festival (4th June) as well as Brownstock Festival (9th July).

In between those festivals, the lads will be performing at their home town on 6th May at Southend’s The Railway Hotel.

You can purchase tickets for Bestival here  and you keep up to date with all the shows and releases of Asylums on their Twitter page.

Knuckle Puck kicks off European tour in style

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Spotlight on Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor and Seaway also kicked ass

It was like pop punk heaven last night at Southampton Joiners as Knuckle Puck began their European tour alongside Boston Manor and Seaway.

You could tell that the night was eagerly anticipated by fans as there were queues outside the sold  out venue for quite a long  way round.

As they began letting fans in, the bands started to sell their new merchandise so their loyal fans could represent them throughout the night.

First up were Blackpool band Boston Manor and honestly I couldn’t think of a better band to open up the show.

Lead singer Henry Cox put 110% into every single song and totally killed it as did the rest of the band throughout their 40 minute set.

The lads played songs from their Driftwood EP including the epic Peach State and of course the single Driftwood that sent fans to small but intimate mosh pit and even saw a few crowd surfing.

As the set continued, you could tell that Boston Manor made a lot of new fans as well who were there for the main act Knuckle Puck.

And it’s no wonder because the amount of energy these lads gave would certainly not look out of place at a major festival this year.

Boston Manor also played Gone from their latest EP Saudade and earlier today the lads released a new music video of the single which you can watch at the bottom.

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Me with bass player Dan and lead singer Henry Cox

After Boston Manor’s set it almost felt like the end of the night however there was still two more epic bands left to go.

During the break, everyone grabbed a beer and I even managed to get a photo taken with Henry and bass player Dan and they were so down to earth as they had time for every single fans in the packed building.

Next up were Canadian band Seaway who once again showed what pop punk was all about and really enjoyed the show.

As this was the first time I saw these guys live, I didn’t know what quite to expect however the sound of vocalist Patrick Carleton really over powered me and I had to join in with the mosh pits once again.

I managed to get right to the front as the band was playing songs from their latest album Colour Blind.

The crowd surfing continued like it did throughout the evening as the epic lights beamed on the lads and you could just tell they were having the times of their lives.

I managed to speak to one fan during the gig who was from London and told me that she was their to see Seaway and that she will be going to as many six of their gigs from the tour, which just shows the dedications and desire these bands have got behind them.

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Seaway

All the bands were meant to go on tour together as each of them all had a very similar vibe to them and that was to just entertain the fuck out of the 200 odd people singing their hearts out to the songs.

The main act of the evening was edging closer however to be honest all three of the bands quite equally deserved a spot as the main act and I’m sure all of them will be headlining tours for a very long time.

That’s the thing about The Joiners, the venue manages to capture the very best performances out of bands and it is no wonder why the likes of Green Day and Oasis once played at the venue.

American band Knuckle Puck then entered the stage and suddenly you could just hear a roar from the majority of the music lovers across the whole of the building.

The lads played a number of songs from their new album Copacetic including the hit song Distain which you guessed it created even more mayhem on the small dance area however it was certainly a sign of an epic gig.

Their single No Good from the The Weight That You Buried EP  totally rocked the place and even myself managed to some how crowd surf in true professional style.

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Lead singer Joe Taylor from Knuckle Puck talking to fans between songs

The whole night was absolutely epic and was certainly a night to remember and that was incredibly their first night of the tour.

As the night began to close Knuckle Puck refreshingly asked fans what they wanted the encore to be and without a shadow of a doubt, the majority of their loyal fans shouted out Evergreen which of course is from their latest Copacetic.

It was a great song to end the night on and once again it was the first time I watched these guys live and I’ll certainly see them again if they return locally.

All three of the awesome bands will play at Bristol’s Exchange tonight as they travel to Cardiff, London, Amsterdamn, Berlin among many other cities throughout the tour in April.

Boston Manor’s new music video Gone via Pure Noise Records was released just a day after the gig – you can hear it below.

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship release new single

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Cabin Boy Jumped Ship (photo from their official Facebook page)

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship have released a new single today Replace the Hate and it goes pretty hard.

The lads from Leicestershire create an infusion of electronic and heavy metal that really creates an awesome sound and this new single of their upcoming Pathways EP is no different.

The song features Birmingham’s Oceans Ate Alaska’s lead singer James Harrison.

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship will be celebrating the release of their new EP with a UK tour in June.

Vocalist Conor Peek and the rest of the band will start their tour at London’s Camden Underworld on 17th June and will play at Nottingham’s Rock City the day after as well as Southampton’s new Talking Heads among other great venues over June.

They will end their tour on 1st July in front of their home crowd at Leicester’s The Shed.

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship will be joined by Leeds’ metalcore band On Hollow Ground throughout the tour.

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List of dates for the band’s Pathways Tour

You can buy Cabin Boy Jumped Ship’s first 2014 EP Voices here.

 

When Thives Are About to release new single

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When Thieves are About (photo taken from their official Facebook page)

New Jersey pop punk band When Thieves Are About will release their new single Youth Decay via Manic Kat Records on Friday (25th March).

The band have posted a snippet of the new music video and you can see that below.

Lead guitarist Mike Greene and the lads have been working tirelessly on the single so to see it go live next will be awesome for the up and coming band.

It’s been over a year and a half since When Thieves are About released their latest EP Senescene and with the new single coming out, be sure to look out for more news on a new EP in the coming months.

The vocals from Alfredo Diaz and Ryan Struck really hit hard and provide an authentic pop punk voice for the band.

You can watch 30 Stones taken from their latest 2014 EP Senescene.

Check out When Thieves are About’ Bandcamp website which is filled with music and merchandise.