Yorkshire’s feral garage-punk quintet Avalanche Party Share new single ‘Rebel Forever’ and announce US live dates

Avalanche Party
Share new single ‘Rebel Forever’ and announce US live dates
Debut album ’24 Carat Diamond Trephine’ released November 22nd via So Knee Records
“The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now” – BBC Radio 1
“A tsunami of mega riffs and eardrum-popping bass lines. Definitely don’t want to wear your Sunday best to one of their raucous gigs” – NME Magazine
Avalanche Party are the feral garage-punk quintet from the North Yorkshire Moors who’ve built a prominent reputation off the back of their intense and immediate performances across Europe and the US. The band have now shared new single ‘Rebel Forever’, taken from their eagerly anticipated debut album to be release on November 22nd.
‘Rebel Forever’ is a gothic, pulsating album highlight that’s now accompanied by a suitably nightmarish video. Playing out is a dark, paranoid hallucination taking place in a cabin in the lonely northern countryside, we’re invited to take a trip in more ways than one.
They tell us that the new video was “filmed over the course of a few days in deep, dark Berkshire. It shows a trip through time and the great outdoors and has two main stars.
Django is a scaly fiend of the reptile family Chamaeleonidae who spends his time eating rump steak and shedding his dark and succulent past. Ron is a horrible WMC toilet of a cat who would rather the world left him alone.

This broadcast was made possible by Welsh wizard Kyle ‘Eagle Burger’ Howells and his unflinching vigour, boundless generosity and eye for a mood. Rebel Forever.”
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Avalanche Party have had heavy radio support, being championed by BBC Introducing, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson and many many more. The band have recorded live sessions for BBC 6Music, and were invited to London by KEXP to perform a live session as part of International Clash Day alongside the likes of Idles, Ghostpoet, Goat Girl and more. They were also hotly tipped by NME as future “ones to watch”.
The band have toured the UK & Europe constantly with numerous sell out shows, festival appearances and they’ve just returned from their first trip to the States, including performances at SXSW, New Colossus Festival in New York & headline shows in Los Angeles and Tijuana in Mexico. Notable UK performances include Reading & Leeds Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines Festival, Live at Leeds, Y-Not Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Truck Festival, 2000 Trees Festival, Deershed Festival, Twisterella Festival, Hit The North & Stockton Calling. European Festivals such as London Calling (Amsterdam), Psycho Mind Festival (Tilberg), Mikser Festival (Serbia) and Olgas Rock (Germany). This all alongside multiple European tours taking them to Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia.
’24 Carat Diamond Trephine’ is undoubtedly a fist-raising crowd pleaser, but like contemporaries Fat White Family, Viagra Boys or The Blinders, they’ve used it as an opportunity to enforce their own birds-eye view of the world. They tackle hefty themes of anger and fear, the capitalist machine that drives us ever closer to the great flaming End, cloak-and-dagger corporate greed, the environment, lyrics of love, death and an individual’s walk through a world they were spat into, laughing as they go.
Tour dates:
October
Saturday 26th New York, Pianos
November
Friday 1st Los Angeles, LaCita
Wed 13th Preston, Live
Thu 14th Liverpool, Jimmy’s
Fri 15th Glasgow, Broadcast
Sat 16th Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
Wed 20th London, The Shacklewell Arms
Thu 21st St. Albans, The Horn
Sat 23rd Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
Fri 29th Newport, Le Pub
Sat 30th Bath, Moles
December
Sun 1st Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Wed 4th Sheffield, Record Junkee
Thu 5th York, The Fulford Arms
Fri 6th Hull, The Adelphi
Thu 12th Southampton, The Joiners
Fri 13th Nottingham, The Angel
Sat 14th Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club
Tracklist:
1. El Dorado
2. Bugzy
3. 7
4. Howl
5. Milk And Sunlight Is A Heavy Dream
6. HAHA
7. Hey Misdemeanour
8. Playing Field Blues
9. Every Last Drop
10. Cruel Madness
11. Rebel Forever
Photo credit:
Jason Ferdinandho

PRESS CLUB share video for Separate Houses

PRESS CLUB share video for
Separate Houses

New album Wasted Energy out now on Hassle Records

“Wasted Energy feels hot with spirit and emotion.” – Kerrang! ****
“The emotional clarity never waivers… powerful.” – DIY ****
“Consistently thrilling.” – Upset ****

Photo credit: Ian Laidlaw

Having just wrapped up their biggest headline tour of the UK and Europe, Press Club are releasing Separate Houses, the latest single to come from their second album Wasted EnergySeparate Houses was tracked live at Woodstock Studio, Melbourne and mixed by the band themselves in their studio underneath Melbourne’s Westgate bridge. It is accompanied by a video which puts singer Natalie Foster front and centre, alone, recounting a story of isolation and longing, before being reunited with the band as they play out the song’s epic closing refrain.

The song has a kaleidoscope lens of introspection and extrospection and is comprised of three acts. In Act I, Press Club are in a familiar sonic playground of uptempo backbeats, straight 8 guitars, and the trademark melodic delivery of singer, Natalie Foster. Act II hones in on the band’s ability to make the listener unnerved without even being in the same room. With shades of the title track from the band’s debut, Late Teens, Foster remarkably finds another gear in her voice and unleashes sheer fury into the microphone. Act III is a veritable cracking of the spine, relieving all of the pressure built up over the minutes prior. Both apathetic and euphoric the song draws to a close with another tempo shift and cries “I keep on pretending that I am getting better.”

In keeping with their self-made ethos, the band filmed the music video for Separate Houses while on their second tour of Europe. Directed and produced by the band’s guitarist, Greg Rietwyk, the clip was shot across locations in Scotland, England and continental Europe – Press Club made the most of their idyllic surrounds.

Watch the video below:

Some people view rock and roll as a gratuitous expression of opulence, anti-establishmentarianism and ego. Others view it as an exposé of the inner workings of an artist’s emotions and the most captivating performances draw back the curtains on the artist’s vulnerability. This is Separate Houses. It is the song in which Press Club candidly reveal their vulnerability and their might at its most fierce.

Buy Wasted Energy HERE

 

Praise for debut album Late Teens:

“An amazing, amazing record. There’s no answer to where they could end up.”Kerrang! Hottest Bands of 2019

“A breathless exorcism of adolescent emotion. Late teens will leave a remarkable imprint.” – NME

“The centrepiece both on record and in the flesh is the powerhouse performance of vocalist Natalie Foster.”DIY

“This is one club that the world will be clamouring to join.”Upset

“Press Club install a rackety underlay to their sound that gives them a uniqueness most bands would kill for.”Alt Press Bands to Watch 2019

“Suburbia is such a big track”Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

“One of our records of the year for sure – so great.”Dan P Carter, BBC Radio 1

“A listen-all-the-way-through-and-hit-repeat masterpiece.” – Aesthetica Magazine

“Nat Foster adds a lot of star power. You can see Press Club going far.”Louder Than War

“Headwreck is a whirlwind of a track.”The i Paper

Press Club: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Spotify

‘A BEAUTIFUL THING: IDLES LIVE AT LE BATACLAN’ live album

IDLES ANNOUNCE LIVE ALBUM
‘A BEAUTIFUL THING: IDLES LIVE AT LE BATACLAN’

HEAR ‘MOTHER (LIVE AT LE BATACLAN)’ BELOW

DUE OUT 6TH DECEMBER VIA PARTISAN RECORDS

PRE-ORDER HERE


Photo credit: Lindsay Melbourne

 

Today, IDLES have announced their first live album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’, and have shared the live version of ‘Mother’ taken from the record.

The limited double LP edition will be available across three different colours, each with their own individual artwork. All will be housed in deluxe gatefold packaging, and each will contain a booklet designed by Joe, featuring photographs from the show and a selection of poetry.
“A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan” will also be available to buy on CD and as a download.

The album follows a recent Mercury Prize nomination (and incendiary televised performance) for their critically acclaimed second album “Joy as an Act of Resistance”, and celebrates a landmark couple of years for the band with a top 5 official UK album chart position, an Ivor Novello award for ‘Best Album’, a breathtaking Glastonbury performance, a completely individual appearance on Later With… Jools Holland and a number of sold out tours across the world. IDLES were also recently chosen for Apple’s ongoing Shot On iPhone campaign, with billboards up now across the globe.

Speaking about the album, vocalist Joe Talbot says, “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”

IDLES also recently announced a short tour for December to celebrate the bands recent string of achievements – including their biggest headlining date yet on Saturday, 7th December at London’s Alexandra Palace. All five dates went on to sell out within the first 24 hours.

Mon 2 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Tue 3 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Wed 4 Dec Manchester, Academy SOLD OUT
Thu 5 Dec Leeds, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Sat 7 Dec London, Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT

‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ will be released 6th December via Partisan Records. Pre-order HERE

More information on IDLES:

Joe Talbot – vocals
Adam Devonshire – bass
Mark Bowen – guitars
Lee Kiernan – guitars
Jon Beavis – drums

Passionate, political and darkly comedic, IDLES’ debut album “Brutalism” made an impact that no-one, not least the band, could have expected when it arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2017. It was an album with such relevance to the fractured Britain that birthed it, that the band’s potent individuality and honesty simply couldn’t be ignored – and was described perfectly at the time by Uncut as: “a rare rock record with the rage, urgency, wit and shattering of complacency usually found only in grime.”

No band toured harder, and invites to support the likes of Foo Fighters and The Maccabees (at Alexandra Palace) saw IDLES’ message spread even further, leading to a signing with the Brooklyn and London independent Partisan Records. IDLES second album saw them become leaders in a movement of new bands tearing down outdated perceptions of masculinity and bucking a trend of style over substance. Songs from the record were full-throated indictments of sexism, racism, the polarisation of Britain in the wake of Brexit, nationalism and toxic masculinity. The record felt both incredibly personal and at other times universal, wearing both its heart – and an active mind – on its sleeve. In a musical landscape that had become so safe and sanitised, IDLES were and remain a bolt to the arm of the norm.

Here was a band you could pin all your hopes on, ideals you could rally round, a set of songs you could believe in. And so many people have done just that – part of IDLES’ success has been down to putting their fans first. A community, the AF Gang, was formed on social media in the wake of “Brutalism” that has now grown to tens of thousands of members. A judgement free zone where people can discuss everything from their musical tastes to their mental health, the group features regular contributions from members of IDLES themselves. The tight connection between the band and those who back them remains a fiercely important part of what makes them what they are, even now.

That second album, ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, debuted at no.5 in the UK charts upon its release last August, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in a day. It was, for a period, the no.1 best reviewed record of 2018 (average rating of 88 across 25 reviews) and at the end of 2018 it had won a fanbase far beyond the UK, featuring in album of the year lists across key media worldwide.

The band saw not only the album’s singles but the album itself A-listed at 6 Music and earned major features, amongst others, with the likes of Q, Mojo and The Guardian with covers to follow at DIY, Loud & Quiet, Kerrang!, So Young, CRACK and NME. IDLES won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards, were nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the Brit Awards and performed a raucous Jools Holland debut which NME called “history in the making…incomparably brilliant,” likening it to Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West’s first appearances on the show.

They were announced as 6 Music’s no.1 album of the year, won the coveted Ivor Novello award for Best Album, were nominated for the Mercury Prize and saw not one, but two extensive tours sell out worldwide. Dates in the UK, US & Australia and festival performances across the globe were full of people eager to see a band famed as much for their frantic, unforgettable live shows as their rousing songs. Their last run of London shows, three consecutive dates at The Electric Ballroom in April, all sold out in minutes – and on December 7th this year they return to Alexandra Palace, this time as the headliners. Their biggest headline performance yet, it culminates a remarkable last couple of years for a band who have never given us anything less than everything. As well as a chance to celebrate all that has come before, it will also be the first opportunity for people to hear much-anticipated new material from an-as-yet untitled third album that is nearing completion and set for 2020.

More info:
http://www.idlesband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/idlesband/
https://twitter.com/idlesband
https://www.instagram.com/idlesband/

Tour artwork by Orlando Weeks

 

Selected praise for IDLES:

“No hyperbole needed; IDLES are the most important band we have right now.” – DIY Magazine (cover story)

“Everything about Joy As An Act Of Resistance is just so perfectly realised. An instant classic, one that people will turn to in times of need for years to come.”
10/10 – NME

“This album is a heart-breaking but jubilant exploration of joy, honesty, fragility and expression as our most powerful means of human resistance.”
9/10 – Classic Rock

“IDLES have released the most relevant and at times gut wrenching album of the year.”  Drowned In Sound

“IDLES make sense of modern chaos on the utterly essential Joy as an Act of Resistance.”  The Line Of Best Fit

“Idles take their rightful place as not Britain’s, nor Europe’s, but the world’s most vital band. It’s a fist-clenched celebration of the full spectrum of phenomena – inexplicable, crushing and totally joyous – that divides and unites us all.”  The Quietus

“IDLES deliver a thunderous and sharp state-of-the-nation address.”  The 405

“Across its 40-odd minutes, Joy As An Act of Resistance makes you want to laugh and cry and roar into the wind and cradle your nearest and dearest. It is a beautiful slice of humanity delivered by a group of men whose vulnerability and heart has become a guiding light in the fog for an increasing community of fans who don’t just want, but need this.”
5/5 – DIY

“The power of ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance.’ is how it shows society itself in a mirror. Sometimes it’s a bathroom mirror in the morning too bright and over exposed, another time it’s a makeup mirror in a car you struggle just to catch a glimpse of yourself and other times it’s a fairground mirror and everything is distorted and grotesque. But each time you have look yourself in the eye and take stock for your actions.

This is a band to get excited about. Very, VERY, excited about!”
9/10 – Clash

“This album announces IDLES as one of the most exhilarating and necessary punk bands of right now.”  Kerrang!

“…this isn’t good-time, aspirational, radio-friendly pop. But for anyone in need of music that articulates their concerns or helps them to work through their troubles–or anyone who simply appreciates blistering, intelligent punk – they might just be Britain’s most necessary band.” – The Guardian

“Over a visceral torrent of motorik punk-pop pummels recalling prime Pixies or mclusky, Joe hails his “beautiful immigrant” blood brother “Danny Nedelko” and celebrates his “mongrel” upbringing on “I’m Scum” – in a world run by bullish right-wing sex pests, his aggressive compassion is a potent antidote.” – The Independent

“This feels indispensable, as both bereavement therapy and Brexit-era protest.”  Q

“Britain’s most cult-worthy band have a raging vitality.”  GQ

“Joy as An Act of Resistance is a record that bristles with the political and emotional energy of punk’s very best.”
9/10 – CRACK

“One of the most vital albums of 2018.”
5/5 – Dork

“‘Joy…’ is a self-confessed parade. It’s a punch-up and it’s a bear hug.”  Loud & Quiet

“Their follow-up sees them crank everything up to the next level. No band is better equipped to document the here and now, warts and all.”  Mojo

“This must surely win the award for most intense album of the year. An exorcism of sadness and rage, with a burning commitment to honesty of expression throughout.”  The Times

“Bristolian punk – brutally loud, brutally honest.”  Uncut

“IDLES is the best 21st century punk-ish band I’ve heard.”  NPR Music (Bob Boilen)

“Visceral, joyous, and honest — lightning rods for collective rage, forged from love.” – Vice

Britain’s fab femme four Bugeye to release new single

‘Electric’, new single from ‘Bugeye’

Premiere; 17 October John Kennedy, Radio X (from 10pm)

Released 29 November. Pre Order 29 October

UK tour October-November 2019

 

Britain’s fab femme four and one time R*E*P*E*A*Tsters – Bugeye – are the power source of a switched on air-punching new single produced by Paul Tipler. Touching tunefully on the casual nature of modern day love, ‘Electric’ is hooky. Vocally and musically melodic, with bust- some-moves beats that burst into uplifting shout alongs.

Set to make sparks fly – on and off dance floors – ‘Electric’ is a catchy indie anthem with a nod to 80s synth and 90s guitar bands underpinned by banshee bass lines. This switched on single is a taster of their debut album, also produced by Paul Tipler, which is due for release in 2020. Bugeye recently shone at a gig supporting bis and LIINES where their strong new tunes won amazing feedback.

No strangers to national BBC Radio stations, Radio X etc and sussed independent airplay support courtesy of a string of strong singles, Bugeye are in the very happening newer wave of united creatives reshaping music industry. This is evident at the band’s inclusive live shows which are great reasons to rock out down the front. Get your sparkle on:

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24 Oct – BRIGHTON – Concorde 2  with She Drew The Gun

28 Oct – NORWICH – Norwich Arts Centre with She Drew The Gun

29 Oct – ST ALBANS, The Horn, with She Drew The Gun SOLD OUT

22 Nov – CROYDON, Fairfield Halls, with Republica

29 Nov – LONDON, Paper Dress Vintage

19 Dec – CAMBRIDGE, The Blue Moon

 

Bugeye on Spotify

 

https://facebook.com/bugeyemusic

 

https://instagram.com/bugeye_music/

 

https://twitter.com/Bugeyeband

Art by Julia Woolams of 31% Wool

Introducing Peterborough’s Fuzz and the Felts

Fuzz and The Felts are an alternative punking mother trucking fuzz of a band from the deepest darkest borders of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Formed in early 2019 by Lloyd Fuzzman and Simon Bailey, the new recruits Stevie P, Lewis and Andy came on board to create songs with a raw honest energy, amusing social observation lyrics and enough feedback and fuzz to keep the the middle of the road alternative rock scene at arms length. With influences from Sonic Youth to Blur to The Cure to Nirvana  to The Beastie Boys to Idles, a new fresh exciting noise is created with every note played.
Live dates coming up-
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In summer 2019 they released their debut E.P the Sick Room Sessions recorded at The Sick Room Studios in Norfolk with Owen of legendary local band Magoo.
The first single to be released from the E.P was the short madness known as Dinosore – a song about modern day dating and nights on the town.
Fuzz and The Felts are heading back into the studio in December to record more new material.

Stop the War – new single from Geraint Rhys

GERAINT RHYS
New Single ‘Stop the War’
Release Date: 11th October 2019

Read our recent interview with Geraint here
http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/interviews/geraint%20rhys.htm

With his new single ‘Stop the War’ out on the 11th of October, independent Welsh artist Geraint Rhys returns to his political roots and delivers an industrial anti-war anthem which has never sounded more relevant.

We are used to hearing Geraint sing about political issues. In 2017, his track ‘Visca La Terra’ about the Catalan Independence movement went viral in the country with over 100,000 views on youtube and was featured on many of the country’s primary music and political blogs and playlists. This proceeded his Welsh language track ‘Ta Ta Tata’ about the future of the Welsh Steel Town Port Talbot and he finished off the year strongly with an anti-trump track entitled ‘Give It Up’.
In 2018, however, we began to see him write more personal songs when he released the Welsh language track ‘Dilyn’ which was written after his young nephew went through heart surgery and the track ‘Old Age Don’t Come Alone’ about the passing of a loved one released at the beginning of 2019.

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With ‘Stop the War’, Geraint puts global politics back at the centre of his music and delivers a lyrically hard-hitting song. Driven by an industrial rhythm it builds into a frantic crescendo as each line delivers a poignant pondering on the purpose of war. Accompanied by backing vocals from Welsh electropop artist Eädyth which compliments Geraint’s robust voice, it is a powerful track which wouldn’t seem out of place featured at any political rally.

About the track Geraint says:

‘When the Syrian War broke out and the images of helpless families and children were everywhere, it made me further question the point of war. Since then we have had countless conflicts. Whether it be between Ukraine and Russia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen or the numerous terrorist attacks, graphic violence is now a staple of the social media world, but yet, we easily move from watching horrendous scenes on our phones to seconds later retweeting a funny dog video.

Through this song I ask a bunch of rhetorical questions. Searching for no answers I express how I felt when seeing image after image of people in pain through no fault of their own. Although lyrically heavy, I emphasise that through the process of questioning can come understanding.

For the video I wanted to represent the contrasting chaos and beauty of human struggle and so worked with the dancer Ffion Campbell-Davis to use movement to capture the immediacy and complexity of war.’

http://www.geraintrhys.com

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Peterborough’s AMONG THE CITIZENS announce new single In Your Car and tour

AMONG THE CITIZENS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE In Your Car

IN YOUR CAR

+ AUTUMN TOUR DATES

AMONG THE CITIZENS are pleased to announce a new single ‘In Your Car’, set for release on 11th October 2019 amidst a run of UK headline shows.

Proving it’s not all about your Vorsprung durch Technik, the East Anglia four piece switch it up a gear with a sleek and essential new addition to their repertoire.

Fitted-out with the slick manoeuvrability of Two Door Cinema Club at their performance-best and hued with the neon glow reminiscent of Phoenix’s indie-electronica essentials, ‘In Your Car’ sounds at once tangibly classic and vibrantly modern.

With production by the esteemed Jon Hucks (Spring King, Years & Years) and with additional mastering by Mike Cave (Lewis Capaldi, Charlatans), ‘In Your Car’ sees the pair take the wheel to deliver one of Among The Citizens’ most polished and electrifying releases to date.

Among The Citizens are an indie/alternative band based near Peterborough, UK. Inspired by a range of artists from new-wave luminaries The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, to the distilled atmospheric indie-pop of more contemporaries such Jaws and Hunny, the quartet channel their influences into their own definitively dreamy sound. Infusing lush synthesisers, infectious chorus-washed guitar lines and impassioned vocals, the band have caught the ear of radio supremos the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio who have all spun their tracks to date.

Beginning 2019 with a bang, Among The Citizens were named on the ‘Big in 2019’ list published by This Feeling in association with Fred Perry Subculture, and went on to release insurgent springtime single ‘Next Time’ which was championed by the likes of When The Horn Blows, Born Music Online and It’s All Indie.

Having performed at some of the nation’s most respected festivals including The Great Escape and 110 Above, and supported a crop of great talent the likes of Gengahr, Valeras, Apre, Bloxx, Childcare, Eliza & The Bear and Rascalton throughout the year, the band now look forward to a headline tour of their own that will see them play 8 dates nationwide throughout the Autumn. Full dates and details included below.

AMONG THE CITIZENS 2019 TOUR DATES

17/10: Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham (TF)

18/10: Muthers Studio, Birmingham (TF)

19/10: Jimmy’s, Manchester (TF)

24/10: The Monarch, London (TF)

02/11: Portland Arms, Cambridge (TF)

19/12: Cambridge Junction

FOR MORE INFORMATION

https://www.facebook.com/amongthecitizens/

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PRAISE FOR AMONG THE CITIZENS

When The Horn Blows 

Their latest track, ‘Next Time’ tells the story of a breakdown in communication between two people. The subject matter is counteracted with funky synthesisers and melodies to mark a great return to the limelight for this four-piece.

Born Music Online 

‘Among The Citizens are what we’d imagine it would be like if The Cure and The 1975 met up in a seedy indie club’

Little Indie Blogs

‘This Peterborough/Cambridge four piece have an upbeat, jangly style with synth and guitar melodies rather like the late Viola Beach. This band will be ringing potential cash registers by next year’

Glamglare 

‘Swirly, jangly guitars paired with an urgency of the exciting kind and alluring desert dry vocals describes ‘Words Mean Nothing’ in a nut shell. This English quartet are a band to be followed early’
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ANCHOR LANE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FAME SHAME” ON FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER

ANCHOR LANE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FAME SHAME” ON FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER

Scottish rock band Anchor Lane will release their new single Fame Shame via R7 Records on Friday October 11. The single is taken from the band’s eagerly awaited debut album is released by R7 Records in January 2020.

To celebrate the release of the single, Anchor Lane will perform an exclusive launch party concert for the new single at the Garage 2 in Glasgow on Friday October 11.

Fame Shame is a raucous up-tempo rock track that condemns society’s fascination with technology and social media. The song was written by singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon and produced by renowned rock musician, writer and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels).

 Fame Shame is pure rage about society’s obsession with social media and reality television,” says Anchor Lane’s lead singer and frontman Conor Gaffney.

Adds the band’s drummer Scott Hanlon, “It’s about waking up to the fact that while you’re watching someone else’s life on the internet your own life is passing you by.”

The official music video for Fame Shame was filmed in the band’s hometown of Glasgow with director Ross Boag (Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Fatherson) whose aim was to capture the raw energy of the band’s live performance. You can watch it here –

Says Ross, “Anchor Lane are such an exciting and vibrant live band, so I wanted that to translate to the screen.”

“The video captures the dynamics of our intense, no-holds-barred live shows and features some technology destruction scenes that were a lot of fun to film,” says Anchor Lane’s guitarist Lawrence O’Brien.

Producer Toby Jepson said, “When working with a new band the most important thing for me is to get a sense of them as writers and it was clear that there was some intuitive song writing going on. Fame Shame is a perfect example of that.”

“Toby helped us realise the vision that we had for our songs when we were recording the album. Fame Shame brings our fans a first taste of what’s to come,” says bassist Matthew Quigley.

Anchor Lane came to the public’s attention with the release of their EP New Beginning. They toured incessantly scoring notable guest spots with Cheap Trick, Eagles of Death Metal and Tremonti. The band have garnered an impressive reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act and have notched up appearances at rock festivals including Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum and Hard Rock Hell.

 ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON OCTOBER 11 FROM www.anchorlanemusic.com

Isaac Grinsdale Releases and Tours His Debut EP Entertainment: A Record He Played Every Note of Every Instrument On.

Isaac Grinsdale Releases His Debut EP Entertainment: A Record He Played Every Note of Every Instrument On.
Now He Heads Up Major UK Tour In Support Of The Release. 
 
Artist: Isaac Grinsdale
EP: Entertainment
Release Date: 12/11/2019
FFO: Jimmy Eat World, American Football, Frank Turner, Jon Gomm, Nick Harper. 
 

Having performed in numerous Rock and Hardcore bands over the years, Isaac’s acoustic music is now the focal point of his musical endeavours. Inspired by artists ranging from Jimmy Eat World to Radiohead, it soon becomes clear that his music is difficult to place within a single genre. 

 

‘I was really inspired by the ethos of the band Refused: That as musicians we should be playing at the edge of our ability, and pushing the boundaries of our music at all times: Otherwise, we’re not playing the kind of music we should be. It’s always stuck with me, and it frames how I write music today.’ 

Isaac’s debut EP, Entertainment, is a testament to this ethos with it’s rich, often unconventional chords choices, underpinning the record throughout. It also showcases his remarkable multi-instrumentalist talent; he played every note of every instrument, also mixing the recording himself.

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Having been backed by Under-Wraps Management he’s gone on to support acoustic greats such as Jon Gomm, Nick Harper, and Beth Orton in her new acoustic band. Isaac is now booking concerts up and down the UK for a major tour in support of the release.  

http://www.isaacgrinsdale.com/

‘Beautiful guitar arrangements woven into amazing songs. Recommended!’ Jon Gomm

 

‘One of the most original guitarists & singer-songwriters we’ve come across. Sonically somewhere in between Jimmy Eat World & American Football.’ All About Acoustic Magazine

DIGITAL BY BIRTH – Manufacture of Cool

‘DIGITAL BY BIRTH – Manufacture of Cool

7/10
Finally we have the third album of this particular band based in the United Kingdom called DIGITAL BY BIRTH, and I say it is because the edition they sent me is precisely a digital version, but in physical USB format and keeping a cover on paper With a clearly DIY style. A kind of transition between conventional formats that can be played and what it looks like is the future of music, at least in a good part, the purely digital format. Songs for a virtual world that at the moment does not convince me, since I prefer the analogue, but that can be a solution to the waste of resources and the misuse of materials. Precisely the album itself deals with issues such as climate change, but also addresses personal issues or problems such as terrorism and Western militarism.

“Manufacture of Cool” is the title of the new DIGITAL BY BIRTH, a project that has always been characterized by its wide range of influences and creative freedom, taking such diverse ingredients that can bring to mind bands like ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, NIN, APHEX TWIN, BECK, SENSER, BEASTIE BOYS, FAITH NO MORE … From Hardcore Digital to Low-Fi, through Post Punk, Trip Hop, Electronics, Industrial music … A very varied cocktail at the sound level that does not neglect the message or the more experimental creativity, in fact the proposal is anything but predictable. And that is the grace of this group, their boldness to do what they want and in their own way, which in turn makes them stand out against other projects tied to fashions or labels.

It may be that his production is not the most ambitious, nor is his physical presentation the most exquisite, nor do I believe that any of his songs end up being a summer success … but I can say that “Manufacture of Cool” is a refreshing, raw, wild work, Digital and bold that is very worth listening to. In fact, if you didn’t know DIGITAL BY BIRTH this is a great opportunity to get closer to their  music and his particular worldview.’

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