THE WILDHEARTS are proud to announce the release of Renaissance Men on 3rd May, their first full-length studio album in 10 years. 

To coincide with the release of Renaissance Men the Wildhearts’ classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, are to play an 8 date UK tour. This intimate tour will start in Manchester at the Academy 2 on Friday 3rd May and concludes at the Riverside in Newcastle on Sunday 12th May.

“Well fuck me it’s only been 10 years since our last release and we have a monster album on its way. Danny is back in the band and we hit the road in May, playing new tunes and all the old hits. Can’t wait and I know the boys are super bloody excited for this. ROCK!” – CJ Wildheart 

Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts play a distinctive fusion of hard rock, perfectly complimented by contemporary melodies. With a career spanning nearly 30 years The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Miss these shows at your peril.


The Renaissance Men May UK tour dates:

Fri    3rd         Manchester Academy 2

Sat    4th        Edinburgh     Liquid Room

Mon    6th        Cardiff     Tramshed

Tue    7th        Bristol     SWX

Thur    9th        London    Brixton Electric

Fri     10th        Norwich     Waterfront

Sat     11th        Leeds        Stylus

Sun     12th        Newcastle     Riverside


Tickets are available at:

For limited tickets and new album preorders (discounted bundles available) please go to The Wildhearts’ webstore –






For over a decade Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers have been dealing in pure sonic destruction. Famously lauded as the loudest band in NYC, their thunderous noise-rock has seen them pick up a cult following and shatter many unsuspecting eardrums across the globe. With no release or live show similar to the last, APTBS have continually twisted their malevolent sonic assault into something not of this world. Following 2018s Pinned LP (Dead Oceans) the trio are back once again – this time with a live session LP on London-based imprint Fuzz Club.

Whilst in London at the end of a European tour in support of Pinned, the band spent the day at Lovebuzz Studio in South London to lay down a Fuzz Club Session, due for release February 15th as a vinyl exclusive alongside a collection of videos which will be released online. Raw, punishing and unpredictable, the LP – recorded live in one take – perfectly captures the APTBS ethos through-and-through and sees the unwavering intensity of their live show committed to wax like never before. To announce the release, APTBS are now sharing the first video from the session – the first taste of what’s to come on the Brooklyn bands Fuzz Club Session comies in the shape of the snarling garage-y noise-rock of ‘Punch Back’.

“It’s good to record at the very end of the tour,” reflects Oliver Ackermann, the band’s vocalist/guitarist and founding member: “You’ve been playing these songs all tour and there’s a certain point when you kind of get tired of them so you have to reinvent what they mean and what happens in them. I feel like that always pushes things to the next level. It’s exciting.” Some songs on the session may date back a decade but, true to the APTBS way, they’re totally reconfigured and pushed to their very limits. Spanning their lengthy back-catalogue, there are two tracks from Pinned (‘Never Coming Back’ and ‘Punch Back’), one from 2015’s Transfixiation (‘We’ve Come So Far’), one from 2012’s Onwards To The Wall (‘Drill It Up’), another from their 2007 S/T album (‘Ocean’) and a previously unreleased track (‘Chrome Shadow’).


What makes this LP stand out is the way in which the live setting perfectly captures the band’s ability to work as a collaborative unit; every member feeding off one another, their tight-knit playing hardened by months on the road. Ackermann’s visceral guitars and FX pedal manipulations may be what defines the APTBS sound but just as integral on this LP is Dion Lunadon’s scuzzy, remorseless basslines and the primal percussion and snarling vocals of Lia Simone Braswell, who joined the band just last year.

There aren’t many bands who can make deafening chaos sound so tight and meticulous but that’s just how APTBS roll. The Fuzz Club Session LP serves as a perfect indoctrination into the fuzzed-out world of A Place To Bury Strangers – taking you through a no-holds-barred tour of their discography whilst also offering a glimpse into the almost-hypnotic power of their live show. This is an album just as much for fuzz veterans as it is for the uninitiated.


“The most ear-shatteringly loud garage/shoegaze

band you’ll ever hear” The Washington Post

“Setting tinnitus-inducing noise-pop against a tension-wracked

Joy Division-meets-Ministry backdrop, this Brooklyn trio

drenches lovesick indie pop in sheets of

deafening static and distortion.” Pitchfork


Thur February 28 – Melbourne – Cherry Bar

Fri March 1 – Adelaide – Crown & Anchor

Sat March 2 – Wollongong – Farmer & The Owl Festival

Sun March 3 – Sydney – The Lansdowne

Thur March 7 – Auckland – Hollywood Theatre

Friday March 8 – Wellington – Meow


Stingray Charity Gig ~ Cambridge

Hi there R*E*P*E*A*T,
I’m hosting a charity gig on Saturday 16th March at the Blue Moon, Cambridge featuring local indie/rock band ‘Stingray’ who have kindly donated their talent for the night! Stingray are an Indie/rock band, whose vibrant live performance has been honed on the live pub and club circuit.
The event is in aid of local Cambridge based charity ‘Something to look forward to’ who support people and their families who are coming to terms with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

The charity is run by my friend and her family, fronted by her mum Fiona, who has her own diagnosis. They do incredible work providing things like concert tickets, meals out, hotel stays and many other things to give people a ‘little something special to look forward to’ inbetween treatment.

Tickets can be purchased online here for £7 –

All proceeds from tickets sales, and collections on the night will go direct to the charity.

I have attached a couple of images including the charities logo and a band snap!

Thanks again for your support 🙂

If you could send me a link to anything you share/write up that would be amazing!

Best regards,


Joy! Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind Announce Single, Tour and Album



We’re absolutely delighted to announce the release of our second album, CollectiV, a spring tour in support of it and new single, Sex Robot.

Released on 08 March 2019 on Ma§onic Records via Cargo, CollectiV is a veritable sonic feast. Made from only the finest ingredients including rock’n’roll, chain gang chants, mutant soul and gospel, as well as the band’s own heavy lounge, this is the best release yet from Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind.

Collectiv will be preceded by Sex Robot on 22 February.


Giving weight to the album’s name is a stellar cast of guest musicians. These include guitarist Little Barrie, soul singer SISTER COOKIE, The Urban Voodoo Machine’s Paul-Ronney Angel, The Future Shape Of Sound’s Stuart Dace and opera singer Vesna Petresin. CollectiV also finds Jim Jones re-uniting with guitarist Ray ‘Sonic’ Hanson’s Whores Of Babylon and drummer Phil Smith his comrades from Thee Hypnotics, for the first time in over 20 years.

Joining the band in spirit is The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, whose 1964 Gibson Hummingbird – the very guitar on which ‘Street Fighting Man’ and other classics were written and recorded – made its way into Jim Jones’ hands and within the grooves contained on CollectiV.

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind will tour the UK in the spring. They play:


15 – Jac’s, Aberdare
16 – MacArts, Galshiels
21 – 100 Club, London
22 – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
29 – Railway Inn, Winchester
30 – White Hart, Corby
31 – Music Hall, Ramsgate


04 – The Cluny, Newcastle
12 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
13 – The Barn, Portsmouth
14 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19 – Dryden Street Social, Leicester

And to get you in the mood ahead of its release, here’s a taster what to expect…


Norway’s fiery and invigorating Spielbergs announce plans for debut album


When Oslo’s Spielbergs brought their debut single We Are All Going To Die to the world in February this year, their impact was immediate. It was a rallying cry, an urgent and insistent examination of mortality that instantly exploded through the rafters and shot for the sky. It was a track that united rock and indie fans and writers the world over, topping the Hype Machine as most blogged about band in the world, making Lamacq’s Livener on BBC 6 Music and cementing the band as ones to keep a very close eye on going forward.
However, along with the many plaudits that the debut EP Distant Star received, one question usually followed; how do you follow-up a statement like that? Where some see a hill to climb, others see the weight as a gift, and if there’s one thing Spielbergs are never short on it is ideas. With its strength in immediacy, boldness in anthemia, and trademark Spielbergs when-are-the-wheels-going-to-fall-off intensity, This Is Not The End sets its stall out as an album that wrestles despondency, anxiety and hope, broadcasting their talent for melody and emotionally wrought song writing clearer than ever.
In spite of how things play out thematically, there’s a certain warmth that is hard to extinguish when three life-long friends are creating music they love together. As a result, listening to Spielbergs is like picking up that classic record that you and your friends bonded over as teenagers. They have that rare skill of finding a way to channel their own life story – through a thick wall of guitars and feedback – into something that makes you pine for the past, but gives you the strength to stare down your future. It’s the feeling of freedom gained from confronting harsh realities with the knowledge that better days are ahead.
In amongst the sludgy despondency of Five On It, the lets-skip-town triumphism of Distant Star, the bruising march of We Are All Going To Die, and the giddy 4AM, tracks such as Familiar and McDonald’s (Please Don’t Fuck Up My Order) offer some thoughtful respite, showing the band as far more than simply upstarts.
As the final chord rings out on Forevermore’s attacking climax, there’s the sense of a story coming to an end. The truth is, This Is Not The End is merely the opening chapter. As far as introductions go, This Is Not The End is a handshake that threatens to either turn into a hug, or tear your arm off completely. For Spielbergs, it’s a line they are happy to tread again and again.
Spielbergs embark on a headline tour of the UK in Feb 2019

Previous press for Spielbergs:

“Big, heart-on-sleeve guitar-rock with a go-for-broke anthemic intensity… will have you either tearing up, punching the sky, or both.” – Stereogum – Band To Watch 

“Pummelling yet melodic guitars batter you round the heart with nary a pause for breath… Full of huge, lung-busting, shouting-into-the-wind vocals and relentless drums, guitars and everything else, they show little concern for restraint.” – DIY

“It offers the kind of swaggering, punch-drunk escapism we used to spend all our time wishing for in our teenage years, while making it feel utterly achievable even now we’re much older and far more cynical.” – Gold Flake Paint 

“A roller coaster ride of rollicking riffs, descending and ascending with a luminous fury and friskiness, before delivering us back home again safe and sound, but breathless.” – The 405 – Song Of The Day

“Your new favourite band.” – Kerrang!

“Guitars drill down at all angles, while the pummelling percussion sounds like a cement mixer trying to chew up a steel beam.” – CLASH

“‘We Are All Going To Die’ is the perfect introduction to the trio – with clattering rhythms and razor-sharp riffs combining for a devastating listen.” – NME – Emerging Artist Of The Week

“Harnessing the sun-kissed escapism of road-trip-rock acts like Japandroids and Cloud Nothings, their pessimistic streak is cast aside be searing riffs and an urgency most lo-fi groups could do well to glean from.” – AnotherMan 

“One of the most exciting bands of 2018.” – The Independent



Cambridge’s highly regarded band The Scissors return with a brand new album replete with their signature swirling keyboard-fuelled psych-pop,horrorshow freakbeat guitars and new wave post-punk basslines. Titled “Look Good In Cheap Clothes” the 7th December release shows a real development from its popular predecessor “Haunted Mirror”. With a dazzling mix of garage punk, otherworldly pop, and some new explorations the band demonstrate a significant shift in their sound whilst retaining the core of their alternative take on music.

“Swirling keyboard-fuelled psychpop with horrorshow freakbeat guitars and new wave post-punk basslines.”


Restoration Tragedy – new album from Barnstormer 1649 featuring Attila the Stockbroker


Restoration Tragedy

Roundhead Records


Release date 23 November 2018

A new album from Attila the Stockbroker is always something to get excited about, and Restoration Tragedy looks like being something a bit special. 

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Attila  writes: 

“Growing up and living in Southwick, the port town of Shoreham Harbour in West Sussex, I’ve spent my life next door to the site of a pivotal moment in English history.  After his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, Charles II travelled south in disguise, chased by the New Model Army, and ended up at Shoreham Port, sneaking off to France in a coal boat called Surprise from a spot 400 yards from where our house now stands. I’ve always been interested in the history of the English Civil War and its aftermath and like many locals been aware of the story. Completely coincidentally, I’ve always loved early music, have taught myself to play many ancient instruments and believed those simple sounds could be harnessed to the energy of punk in the same kind of way that The Pogues combined Irish music and punk. 


“Last October, I suddenly had an idea. I’d write a whole album about the English Revolution, the Commonwealth, the Levellers, Diggers and Ranters (the radical sects whose ideas spread like wildfire after the execution of Charles I in 1649) and the part my home port played in Charles II’s escape.  I’d do so from exactly the opposite perspective to that of the local Cavaliers who celebrate the latter with a music festival called The Great Escape, a (now closed) music venue called the Escape Club and a Royal Escape Yacht Race!  And I’d use many of the instruments and musical ideas that were around at the time.

“In 1660, after the Restoration, the Act of Oblivion was passed, and everyone was supposed to forget about those eleven years when ‘the world turned upside down’. But down the centuries many have remembered, the ‘Good Old Cause’ of the Commonwealth has been an inspiration to many subsequent radical movements, and in recent years interest in the period has if anything increased. So here is the story of 1649 and its aftermath as seen from the perspective of a modern day Ranter  (I have been a ranting poet since 1980, as many will know) and my band, playing Roundhead Renaissancecore and celebrating a period which the rich and powerful have always tried to wipe from history.”

Attila The Stockbroker is a performance poet and musician of 38 years standing, making his live debut in Harlow, Essex in 1980, since when he has done over 3,000 gigs in 24 countries, including pioneering performances in East Germany and Albania, and published 8 poetry collections and over 20 albums.  He is a long term ally and collaborator with R*E*P*E*A*T, having released a split single ‘Baghdad Ska’ with the label on white vinyl back in 2004 (look here). He relaunched his band as Barnstormer 1649 in 2018, also featuring Tim O’Tay, MM MgGhee, Jason Pegg and Dave Cook. He is a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion supporter and his acclaimed autobiography Arguments Yard (35 years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola) was published by Cherry Red Books in 2015, see R*E*P*E*A*T review here

NOTE: This album is available on CD and vinyl only, and not download. The lyrics and the historical references explained on the record sleeve and in the CD booklet are such an essential part of the whole that Attila didn’t want people to have the music without the words and pictures!

Available from and gigs – nowhere else!




In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed THEATRE OF HATE from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack.  Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.

Theatre Of Hate’s debut double-A-side single, “Legion”/”Original Sin“, topped the independent chart in 1980, and “Westworld“, their debut album, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982, held the number one position for 21 weeks.  The single taken from the album, “Do You Believe In The Westworld?” has become an anthem and is still widely played in clubs and on international radio, as well as featuring on numerous compilation albums.

Supporting the likes of The Clash & Ian Dury lead to Theatre Of Hate headlining major venues across the UK & Northern Europe.

Theatre Of Hate imploded in 1982, with Kirk taking Stan forward to form Spear Of Destiny, but the band has resurfaced over the years to play some very special shows.


Having been asked by John Curd to join The Damned for a massive show at London’s infamous Roundhouse in December 2014 the band once again joined the fray. A short set of dates around the London anchor show attracted rave reviews, as did a 6 night night SOLD OUT run in December 2014. (see reviews below)

2015 saw the band play two short jaunts across the UK in April and December both sets of dates wowed large crowds.

During touring in 2014 and 2015 the band constantly recorded at Oxygen Studios in Manchester, the first new studio album in 30+ years is now complete and released via a private pledge! ‘Kinshi’ was released on October 14th 2016 on CD, Vinyl, Download & Dub to pledgers. The 12 brand new songs are simply stunning.  2018 is looking like a very busy year with the album getting labels releases in Europe & the USA. Shows in the UK, Europe and the USA are already on sale.

Kirk, Stan and John will be joined by current Spear Of Destiny band member Adrian Portas (New Model Army) on guitar and Chris Bell (Hugh Cornwall) on drums to pay homage to the iconic TOH sound.


1.Sensou Tour 2018


Fri 9th BRIGHTON Patterns

Sat 10th LEUVEN Het Depot

Sat 17th ST BRIEUC Ink’ Mas Street Party

Wed 28th NORWICH Waterfront

Thur 29th NUNEATON Queens Hall

Fri 30th LEEDS Brudenell Social Club


Sat 1st STOCKTON Georgian Theatre

Sun 2nd GLASGOW King Tuts

Mon 3rd BRISTOL The Fleece

Fri 7th DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys

Sat 8th HUDDERSFIELD The Parish

Sun 9th WREXHAM Live Rooms

Thur 13th NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Fri 14th SOUTHEND Chinnerys

Sat 15th MANCHESTER Academy – SOLD OUT

Sun 16th LONDON Islington Assembly

Advance Tickets & Venue Information



Release Date: 9/11/18

10″ Vinyl/CD+DVD/Download

Hinds tour the UK (including Cardiff and Cambridge) and release new video

Spanish indie rockers Hinds head out on their biggest UK tour yet this November, arriving at Cardiff’s Tramshed on the 14th and the Junction in Cambridge on 20th

Their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘I Don’t Run’ was released back in April, showcasing a bigger, better, faster, funnier and more dexterous side of Hinds; and last week the girls dropped their first new music since the album, ‘British Mind’ the video for which you can see here.




After releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album I Don’t Run in April, HINDS head out on their Autumn 2018 UK tour this November.

With 17 shows in the UK this will be the band’s longest and largest UK tour to-date, and it will include a special one day Hinds’ curated mini-festival at London’s 1,500 capactiy Hackney Arts Centre on Saturday 1st December.  

I Don’t Run was released on April 6 via Lucky Number and showcased a bigger, better, faster, funnier, more dexterous Hinds. Co-produced by Hinds and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor), and engineered by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, John Legend), it is the product of a band fighting for their place, a band unwilling to rely upon their successes, a band who have just begun to prove themselves, and a band who plays hard but works even harder. 


UK Tour Dates tickets HERE

12/11  Portsmouth, UK                    Wedgewood Rooms 

13/11  Manchester, UK                    Manchester Academy 2

14/11  Cardiff, UK                            The Tramshed

16/11   Liverpool, UK        Arts Club

17/11    Birmingham, UK        The Mill

19/11    Oxford, UK            The Bullingdon Arms

20/11    Cambridge, UK        The Junction

21/11    Southampton, UK        Engine Rooms

23/11    Tunbridge Wells, UK        The Forum

24/11    Leicester, UK            Dryden Street Social

25/11    Nottingham, UK        Rescue Rooms

27/11    Hull, UK            Fruit

28/11    Edinburgh, UK        The Caves

29/11    Leeds, UK            The Church

01/12    London, UK            Hackney Arts Centre

03/12    Sheffield, UK            The Leadmill

04/12    Newcastle, UK        Riverside


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Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. 20 Year Collectors Edition And U.K. Tour

Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. 20 Year Collectors Edition And U.K. Tour



Manic Street Preachers release a 20th Year Collector’s Edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ on 7th December 2018 on Columbia/Sony.  Released as a deluxe 3 cd box set, double vinyl edition and digital package the album contains unheard demos and live rehearsal recordings as well as remixes by the likes of Massive Attack, David Holmes and Mogwai.  The artwork features many unseen photographs by long term collaborator Mitch Ikeda including a different album cover from the original session on Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog in Wales. The band will also be going out on tour next year playing some of their favourite intimate venues over the UK performing the album in full alongside other hits and rarities. They hope to announce a special one-off gig in Wales in the next few months and support on all dates comes from Gwenno.

‘This Is My Truth ….”  went to No.1 in the charts on its release and stayed in the UK charts for over a year and went on to sell over five million copies.  It won the Brit Award for Best Album (and the band for best group), and all the big prizes at the NME Awards – Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video and the group were awarded the Best Band in the World Award by Q Magazine.   The album was preceded by the group’s first No. 1 single, ‘If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next’ – the first,  and only No. 1 inspired by the Spanish Civil War, and three more singles were released ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’, ‘Tsunami, and ‘The Everlasting’.   Nicky Wire said recently to the NME “I’ve just been listening to ‘This Is My Truth’ a lot. It’s such a deep and heavy album for a record that was so big. It just makes you realise that you can push the limits and have success.”

The band released their 13th album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ earlier this year and played their biggest tour in a decade.  They headlined several festivals over the summer and all the singles including ‘International Blue’ and ‘Hold Me Live A Heaven’ were a- listed across all the major radio stations.  The album has been nominated for the 2018 Welsh Music Prize.

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth - 20 Year Collectors' Edition

UK Tour

12 May           DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre
14 May           CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
15 May           BATH, Forum
17/18 May     LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
20/21 May     MANCHESTER, Ritz
23 May           BIRMINGHAM, Academy 1
24 May           SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
26 May           EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
27 May           YORK, Barbican
30 May           LIVERPOOL, Olympia
31 May           LEICESTER, De Montford Hall

With very special guest Gwenno.

Limited Edition Deluxe 3CD book set  / digital
CD 1 – Remastered original album

1             The Everlasting
2             If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3             You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4             Ready for Drowning
5             Tsunami
6             My Little Empire
7             I’m Not Working
8             You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9             Born a Girl
10           Be Natural
11           Black Dog On My Shoulder
12           Prologue To History
13           S.Y.M.M.

CD 2 –  Demos & Live Rehearsals
1       The Everlasting
2       If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Dave Bascombe Mix)
3       You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4       Ready for Drowning
5       Tsunami
6       My Little Empire
7       I’m Not Working
8       You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9        Born A Girl
10     Be Natural
11     Black Dog On My Shoulder
12     Prologue To History
13     S.Y.M.M.
14     Nobody Loved You

CD3  – Remixes & B Sides

1       If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Massive Attack Remix)
2       If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (David Holmes Remix)
3       The Everlasting (Deadly Avenger’s Psalm 315)
4       The Everlasting (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix)
5       You Stole the Sun from My Heart (David Holmes Remix)
6       You Stole the Sun from My Heart (Mogwai Remix)
7       Tsunami (Cornelius Remix)
8       Tsunami (Stereolab Remix)
9       Montana/ Autumn/78
10     Black Holes For The Young
11     Valley Boy
12     Socialist Serenade
13     Buildings For Dead People

Double 180gm vinyl in gatefold sleeve
*Includes limited edition poster on first pressing*
1    The Everlasting
2    If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3    You Stole the Sun from My Heart

4    Ready for Drowning
5    Tsunami
6    My Little Empire

7    I’m Not Working
8    You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9    Born a Girl
10  Be Natural

11 Black Dog On My Shoulder
12 Prologue To History
13 S.Y.M.M.  (Remastered)

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