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Enter Shikari announce 2024 UK Tour

Welcome everyone to another edition of our weekly music News Report.

We start this week with the best tour announcements and following the success of their new album, ‘A Kiss for the Whole World’ hitting number one, Enter Shikari have revealed a huge tour for early next year.

£1 from each ticket sale being donated to the Music Venue Trust in support of grassroots venues in each city the band will be touring through.

Lead singer and producer Rou Reynolds comments on the initiative:

“Grassroots music venues in the UK are under existential threat. Every time we lose another one we lose a vital part of our culture. Bigger venues that benefit from the productive pipeline that grassroots venues provide need to support these smaller venues, as do the artists that have come up through them. Enter Shikari stands with Music Venue Trust in their efforts to bring more solidity and community to our brilliant UK live music scene”.

Support on the tour will come from Fever 333 and Noahfinnce.

Reynolds comments on what could be in store:

“We cannot wait to step things up and present a huge new show to everyone. And we’re really looking forward to playing Wembley Arena for the first time! (Enter Shikari are on their way to Wembley. Can you imagine what we’re gonna do to it?).

I’m buzzing to see the supports every night, too. We’ve known Jason for many years now, so can’t wait to see the next step for Fever333, and we had a great time with Noah on our residency tour earlier this year so simply had to have him back.”

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘A Kiss for the Whole World’ from Enter Shikari

Def Leppard also announce intimate show supporting Music Venue Trust

Rock icons Def Leppard have announced their most intimate show in the UK or Europe in 35 years.

The band will play a hometown show at The Leadmill in Sheffield with a % of ticket sales going to the Music Venue Trust.

Joe Elliott says “Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band! We are ecstatic to be starting the European leg of our world tour at home at Bramall Lane! When thinking of a warm up, it made sense to do a special set at The Leadmill, in the city where it all started. We know there are a lot of small music venues struggling across the UK, so we wanted to give back to what gave to us. The net proceeds from the evening will go directly to Music Venue Trust in an effort to keep UK clubs alive…and to coincide with the release of our symphonic record, “Drastic Symphonies”, on the 19th of May. It’s all very special!”

Ben Hartley, Live Promoter from The Leadmill says, “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming a band as legendary as Def Leppard onto our stage. The fact that a local act that has gone on to play stadiums across the world is willing to come back home and support us in a time of need (as well as thousands of other integral grassroots venues across the UK) speaks volumes of their character. This will be the first time they’ve played The Leadmill, so it’s wonderful to be adding another chapter to Sheffield’s musical history.”
 
Mark Davyd, CEO and Founder of Music Venue Trust, says “It’s fantastic to get this support from such an iconic and legendary group as Def Leppard. The UK’s Grassroots Music Venues are facing an incredibly tough year, currently one is permanently closing every week. It’s going to take a huge collective effort to turn that around and it’s so important that artists get involved and lead the fight we need to stop closures”.

More here.

Read our review of ‘Diamond Star Halos’ from Def Leppard

Judas Priest set up UK Tour

This week also saw metal masters Judas Priest announce a long coming headline tour of the UK.

Revealing the dates the band said “we are thrilled to start this world tour in the renowned traditional homes of heavy metal and can’t wait to see our amazing family of Priest maniacs!”

Joining the band will be very metal guests Saxon alongside Uriah Heep.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Bullet For My Valentine live in Cambridge

Bring Me The Horizon debut ‘Lost’

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Lost’

We move our News Report on now to the best new releases from the past week and up first we have Bring Me The Horizon.

The soon to be Download Festival headliners this week debuted their latest single, ‘Lost’, which you can check out above.

More here.

Listen to ‘Lost’ on our Spotify Hot List!

The Hives share ‘Bogus Operandi’

The Hives – ‘Bogus Operandi’

Next up is the return of The Hives!

The group shared their new single, ‘Bogus Operandi’, this week and you can check it out above.

The track is the first single to be taken from their newly announced album, ‘The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons’, which is out August 11th.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Bogus Operandi’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Trophy Eyes share new single ‘Kill’

Trophy Eyes – ‘Kill’

Australian punk rockers Trophy Eyes have released new single, ‘Kill’, ahead of their appearances at Slam Dunk Festival later this month.

You can listen to the single above, which comes from upcoming new album, ‘Suicide and Sunshine’, which is out June 23rd.

“All’s fair in love and war,” says John Floreani. “We all carry the scars of love lost. They become visible in the things we do, our actions and our words. Like machines we continue, only now worn and rattling. Capable of our primary function, but with a little less grace each time. Some people use love as a weapon, and ‘Kill’ is about those people.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Kill’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Like Moths To Flames debut ‘I Found The Dark Side of Heaven’

Like Moths To Flames – ‘I Found The Dark Side of Heaven’

Next in our News Report is ‘I Found The Dark Side of Heaven’, the new single from Like Moths To Flames, which you can check out above.

“Over the last few years, a lot of us have felt like shells of our former selves,” says Chris Roetter. “This is for the people who feel like they’ve been pushed so far away that no one sees them. I think it’s easy to feel forgotten about and like you didn’t matter. Some of my darkest days were an abyss that was never ending. When it’s difficult to find anything to pull you out, sometimes you just have to accept that you’re stuck.”

More here.

Listen to ‘I Found The Dark Side of Heaven’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

Heavy Lungs debut ‘Dancing Man’

Heavy Lungs – ‘Dancing Man’

Heavy Lungs this week released their brand new track, ‘Dancing Man’, which you can check out above.

Commenting on the new track, front man and vocalist Danny Nedelko says: “‘Dancing Man’ came about from a conversation that left me and George crying on the floor with laughter at rehearsal. The end result is an abstract tale about a sinister character. Nice to see another in-joke make it through. Sadly not all of them do. But we will save that for the inevitable next EP.”

The official video that accompanies the single was directed by Clump Collective. “They are absolutely extraordinary and have made a myriad of amazing videos,” say the band. “They are our dear friends and actually shot the video for our song ‘Jealous’ a while back too, so this was a very welcome homecoming. We shot it all in a day at their Bristol studio. Two dogs were present; they were very encouraging. The whole concept is centred around 5 outfits and dancing. The result is a surreal ride into the sinister realm of ‘Dancing Man’.”

More here.

Listen to ‘Dancing Man’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Grian Chatten shares new single ‘Fairlies’

Grian Chatten – ‘Fairlies’

Fontaines D.C. vocalist Grian Chatten shared his second solo single, ‘Fairlies’, this week and you can of course check it out above.

Chatten also revealed that his debut solo album, ‘Chaos For The Fly’, will be out June 30th.

Grian on ‘Fairlies’: “I wrote ‘Fairlies’ in intense heat. Partly in Jerez, Spain, partly in LA a couple of days before a Fontaines D.C. tour kicked off. It was a quick write, and I believe I celebrated each line with a beer.”

On the album: “I was walking along Stoney Beach at night and it came to me on the waves,” recalls Chatten. “I just stood there and looked at them and I heard the whole fucking thing. Every part of it, from the chord progressions to the string arrangements.”

“I just thought: I want to do this myself. I know where we as a band are going next and that’s not where I want to go with this. I’ve got a couple of exaggerated aspects of my soul that I wanted to express,” he says.

“The rest of the band are all creative and songwriters in their own right, too. I didn’t want to go to them and be like, ‘No, every single thing has to be like this.’ I didn’t want to compromise with these songs in that way.”

“A lot of the album was written with just me and a guitar and I really like the idea of it being boiled down to those elements. That feeling of having the song in the palm of your hand, that control of having it with just you and a guitar,” he says. “There’s an intensity as a result of that.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Read our review of ‘Skinty Fia’ from Fontaines D.C.

Coach Party share ‘All I Wanna Do Is Hate’

Coach Party – ‘All I Wanna Do Is Hate’

Finishing up the best new releases of the past week is, ‘All I Wanna Do Is Hate’ from Coach Party, which you guessed it, you can check out above!

The band have also announced details of their debut album, ‘KILLJOY’, which is set for release on September 8th.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘All I Wanna Do Is Hate’ on our Spotify Hot List!

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Zac and the New Men – ‘That’s OK

South Wales, Alternative Pop Rock Band Zac and the New Men have unveiled the their new single ‘That’s Ok

“‘That’s Ok’ is a love letter to someone who is struggling, a reminder that they are not alone. It’s a song about being there for each other, no matter what. We wrote this song to show people that even when things get tough, they don’t have to go through it alone. Love is a powerful force, and we hope this song will bring comfort to anyone   who is struggling.” – Vocalist, Zac.

Hannah Rose Platt – ‘The Mermaid and the Sailor’

Hannah Rose Platt has shared new single, ‘The Mermaid and the Sailor’, featuring Ed Harcourt.

Hannah explains: “The Mermaid and the Sailor is a hypnotic ‘Sailor’s Lament’ framed as a conversation exploring addiction, between the Sailor (the addict) and the mermaid (his addiction) whose siren song constantly tempts him back into the water. Featuring bewitching vocals from the magnificent Ed Harcourt!”

Harcourt says: “Hannah is a consummate storyteller and as soon as I heard her songs I was happily bewitched…  I think we’re both very similar in the fact that we are obsessive film aficionados & therefore think in a more visual way in our approach to the music and the sounds. What I love about working with Hannah is that she is very free and totally open to my delusional bouts of grandeur and hopefully you, the listener, will hear the love and the pathos and the dark humour that we have managed to commit to tape in equal measure. Congratulations Hannah and I can’t wait for the world to hear this dazzling humdinger.”

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Cold Culture – ‘Faded’

Danish newcomers Cold Culture share their debut single, ‘Faded’.

“A lot of people feel the same way I do; anxious and lost. I even got to a point where I couldn’t recognise myself in the mirror anymore. We wanted to write a song that describes those thoughts and feelings as well as depression, anxiety and the feeling of being numb. ‘Faded’ is our way of describing those emotions and issues you may experience during your life”

Mads Zelasny  – Vocalist

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Sum 41 announce special European Tour

Welcome everyone to another edition of our weekly music News Report! We start out this week with a run through of this weeks best tour announcements, and first up is a huge European Tour for Sum 41.

The band will be celebrating 20+ years of both ‘All Killer No Filler’ and ‘Does This Look Infected?’ this Autumn. For UK fans, the show will be hitting Alexandra Palace in London, with support from Simple Plan!

“We’ve been having such a great time on our tour with Simple Plan in the States and cannot wait to bring the party over to Europe,” shares vocalist Deryck Whibley. “We’re so excited to celebrate the anniversaries of some of our favourite albums along with other hits and favourites with you on the “Does This Look All Killer No Filler” tour!”

Tickets are here.

Read our review of My Chemical Romance live in Milton Keynes

Deftones coming to London

Another band heading to London is Deftones who will be playing an exclusive intimate show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in June.

Support comes from Grandson.

Any remaining tickets are here.

Listen to our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

Paolo Nutini reveals huge tour

Paolo Nutini continues to gear up for the release of his new album, ‘Last Night in the Bittersweet’, on July 1st.

This week Nutini revealed a huge European Tour set for later this year including numerous dates around the UK.

Tickets and album pre-orders are here.

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BERRIES announce UK Tour

BERRIES last week announced that they will be releasing their debut album, ‘How We Function’, on July 8th.

This week the band has revealed that they will be heading out on tour this October, finishing up at Oslo in London.

Tickets and album pre-orders here.

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Handmade Festival reveals 2022 line-up

We move our News Report on now to the weeks Festival related news, and first up is Leicester event Handmade which returns this August.

The 2022 line-up will feature Crows, Heavy Lungs, October Drift, Peaness and Wych Elm.

Tickets are here.

You can catch October Drift on Episode 10 of The Full Pelt Music Podcast!

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Y Not Festival unveil The Allotment stage line-up

We continue our News Report at Y Not Festival, who this week announced the line-up for their The Allotment stage this week.

The stage features some of the best new acts including Andrew Cushin, The Native and Gen and the Degenerates.

Tickets are here.

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Def Leppard debut ‘Fire It Up’

Def Leppard – ‘Fire It Up’

Our News Report pushes onwards now into the best new releases from the past week. Let’s kick things off with the latest single from Def Leppard!

You can listen to ‘Fire It Up’ above which will feature on their upcoming album, ‘Diamond Star Halos’, which is out on May 27th.

Pre-order you copy here.

Read our review of ‘Back from the Dead’ from Halestorm

Dub War share new single ‘Vibes In The Place’

Dub War – ‘Vibes In The Place’

Next up is Dub War who this week shared their latest single, ‘Vibes In The Place’, which you can listen to above.

Speaking on the track Benji Webbe says, “Vibes In The Place was one of the first songs we wrote when we got back in a room together. It features that old little Yamaha ha ha ha ha keyboard that we use live right up to this day. What’s particularly special about this song is that a massive friend and fan mixed this track – Mr Rick Will. Rick was down to mix the whole album but due to one thing or the other we went with Richard Jackson. 
 
For me this song is inspired by Talking Heads – I’m sure many will say ‘what are you on about’, but for me it’s definitely got a flavour of David Byrne (I guess it’s the part where I say ‘hold the door’!)
 
“Vibes In The Place” definitely captured Dub War from back in the day – this track is one of the songs we actually wrote with a drummer in the room, Mikee “KRUPA” Gregory. 

This song captures the live element of Dub War and once it’s known by the ‘War lovers, it will for sure be a live favourite..
 
Sadly after mixing this song, Rick Will past away… So this is a track that means so much to me, Jeff and Richie.”

The track will feature on new album, ‘Westgate Under Fire’, which is out August 5th.

Pre-order your copy here.

Read our review of ‘Boombox’ from Fozzy

Gun release new single ‘Backstreet Brothers’

Gun – ‘Backstreet Brothers’

There was also new music this week from Gun. The band debuted new single, ‘Backstreet Brothers’, which you can listen to above.

The band will be releasing a new album, ‘Calton Songs’ on October 14th.

Jools Gizzi says, “When the pandemic hit we realised that it was the perfect time to try and counteract the bleakness that was all around. It felt like we couldn’t write anything, or of course tour. Out of that darkness came a desire to completely rework these songs that we know the fans love, and bring a different, stripped down vibe. ‘Better Days’ was the first one to get the treatment, and that really brought all our enthusiasm back and relit the creative fires”. 

Dante Gizzi added, “It’s ironic that those feelings of negativity led to something so positive, a celebration of our career up to now. It turned into something great, and “Backstreet Brothers” really sums up that unalloyed enthusiasm that has been brought back into the heart of the band”.

More info here.

Read our review of ‘Pure Evil’ from Puppy

The Wonder Years share new single ‘Summer Clothes’

The Wonder Years – ‘Summer Clothes’

There is plenty of new music to share in our News Report this week and next up is The Wonder Years.

The group has shared new single, ‘Summer Clothes’, which you can check out above. The tracks comes ahead of a new album later this year.

Vocalist Dan Campbell explains: “it’s a love letter to a time when your sadness was most conspicuous by its momentary absence, when the low hum quieted enough for you to realise it was nearly gone, when you did stupid, dangerous shit because, well, why not?”

More info here.

Read our review of October Drift live in Norwich

Wargasm debut ‘D.R.I.L.D.O

Wargasm – ‘D.R.I.L.D.O’

Wargasm this week shared their latest single, ‘D.R.I.L.D.O’, which you can listen to above.

More info here.

Read our review of My Chemical Romance live in Milton Keynes

REWS debut ‘Breathe Into Me’

REWS – ‘Breathe Into Me’

Next up in our News Report is the latest single from the incredible REWS. You can listen to new track ‘Breathe Into Me’ above.

More info here.

Listen to ‘Breathe Into Me’ on our Spotify Hot List!

LostAlone return with new track ‘Punchline Punched Back’

LostAlone – ‘Punchline Punched Back’

Returning to support My Chemical Romance, LostAlone have now also debuted a new track, ‘Punchline Punched Back’. Listen to the track above.

More info here.

Read our review of LostAlone supporting My Chemical Romance

Witch Fever debut ‘Congregation’

Witch Fever – ‘Congregation’

Another band supporting My Chemical Romance on their UK Tour, is Witch Fever. The band have been building their reputation and recently featured on our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist.

This week the band announced their debut album, ‘Congregation’, will be released October 21st. They also released the title track as a single, and you can listen above.

On the single, Amy Walpole said, “This is Alisha’s personal fave! It marks a new step in our development as songwriters as it’s something different from what we’ve done before. We allowed ourselves to experiment with space and dynamics and we love it!”

Walpole says on the album, “As our first album we’re really excited to just get it out there. We feel that it’s a step above what we’ve done before as we had a chance to experiment with sound and structure. It was our first opportunity to explore writing a body of work which was challenging but has been so rewarding!”

She continues, “It pushed our creative process because we also had to think about the songs sitting side by side on an album! We tried to break out of what makes a typical ‘witch fever’ song whilst still being true to what makes our sound what it is.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Read our review of Witch Fever supporting My Chemical Romance

Oakman debut ‘Fantasy’

Oakman – ‘Fantasy’

Fellow ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist alumni Oakman also debuted a new single this week.

Listen to ‘Fantasy’ above, and check out the band on our ‘Discover’ New Music Podcast with the episode dropping on May 23rd!

The pandemic and the lockdown was a long period of questioning. When you try to realize your dreams, your projects, you put so much energy into it that nothing can stop you,” says the band. “But when everything stops, it’s a hard blow. And this time, it was the whole world that stopped! So you start to question your life, your choices and even think about giving up and you say to yourself, ‘that would only be proving the people who never believed in you right.’ So when you finally realize that you can’t give up who you are, you start to find a new energy where this time you want to fight even harder to reach your goals because ‘this time you want it all.’

More info here.

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As always we close our our News Report with the latest additions to our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist!

Eli Hurts – ‘Runts’

Eli Hurts, the project from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Hirsch (courtship), has released a new single and music video for the song ‘Runts’.

“When I played this riff for the first time I was sure I stole it,” says Eli on the new song. “I don’t think I did, but who knows. I love this song. I really wish I wasn’t a runt, and in some areas, I’m not but in many I am. There’s not much to do about it except embrace it. and find other runts. and take over the world. I love you my runts”

Sunsleeper – ‘Currents’

Indie rock outfit Sunsleeper have a new music video for their track ‘Currents’.

The music video reflects the theme of feeling stuck in a routine. The character grows increasingly distraught with their mundane cyclical lifestyle, until a chance encounter helps push them out of their comfort zone,” shares vocalist Jeffery Mudgett.

The song is about feeling stuck in a cycle that we have no ability to break. Grappling with the fact that life is like currents, forever undulating from crests to troughs. Nothing is linear, especially not existence,” says Mudgett.

Mexican Dogs – ‘When It’s Gone’

‘When It’s Gone’ is the latest offering from rambunctious Liverpool trio Mexican Dogs.

Frontman Gaz Wilcox explains of the track:

“”When It’s Gone” is about when you think you don’t have enough in life, but then you lose what you had and realise you actually had everything you needed. The track shows a heavier, more alternative side to the band, and this gusty sound goes down well at our live shows. As a band we do try to make each song different from the next — it’s important to us as it keeps things fresh and makes writing music exciting.” 

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