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Blur set for 2 dates at Wembley Stadium

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

We start this week with returning Britpop legends Blur as they are set to play not one but two huge headline dates at Wembley Stadium.

Support comes from Slowthai, Self Esteem and Jockstrap!

Speaking on the announcement Damon Albarn said –“We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again.”

Graham Coxon said – “I’m really looking forward to playing with my blur brothers again and revisiting all those great songs… blur live shows are always amazing for me. A nice guitar and an amp turned right up and loads of smiling faces…”

Alex James added – “There’s always something really special when the four of us get in a room. It’s nice to think that on 8th July  that room will be Wembley Stadium.”

And Dave Rowntree said – “After the chaos of the last few years, it’s great to get back out to play some songs together on a summer’s day in London. Hope to see you there.”

Remaining tickets are here.

Read our review of Biffy Clyro live in London

Black Honey announce UK Tour

Our next tour announcement comes from Black Honey who have revealed a 15 date run set for early next year and culminating at KOKO in London.

The tour comes in support of upcoming album, ‘A Fistful of Peaches’, out on March 17th.

Pre-orders and tickets are here.

Read our review of Black Honey live in Norwich

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Dog Day Afternoon set for Crystal Palace Park

We move our News Report on now to festival announcements and start with new event Dog Day Afternoon which is set for Crystal Palace Park in London next July.

The event will feature Iggy Pop, Blondie and supergroup Generation Sex.

“Blondie and Iggy Pop… we are excited to reunite with our friend, the one & only Prince of Punk, Iggy for this special show in Crystal Palace Park. Once more, with feeling!” – Debbie Harry

“Just every now and then we find time to get together with old pals from back in the day – purely just for the crack and to have fun. If it ain’t fun then we ain’t interested, life’s too short” – Steve Jones

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Jamie Lenman live in Hertford

Belladrum announce first wave of 2023 line-up

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival has this week revealed the first wave of acts for the 2023 year event including Travis.

Also on the bill will be Kiefer Sutherland, Punk Rock Factory and many more to be announced.

Tickets are here.

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Bloodstock makes line-up additions

The final festival announcement in our News Report this week comes from Bloodstock, who have made further additions to a line-up that features Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Anthrax, In Flames, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose and Nonpoint amongst others.

New additions this week include Heaven Shall Burn and Seething Akira.

Tickets are here.

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Enter Shikari share new single ‘Bull’

Enter Shikari – ‘Bull’ feat. Cody Frost

Next, our News Report covers the best new releases from the past week and we begin this week with Enter Shikari.

The group shared new single, ‘Bull’, featuring Cody Frost and you can check out the video above.

Lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds comments: “Some people seem to crop up in your life, do immense damage to it, and then scuttle off again unscathed and unfazed. Whether it’s harassers or bullies, social media trolls, or ill-considered romantic partners, this song is about those who damage your mental health, your self-esteem, and even your very identity”.

“We’ve known Cody for years and years now, and consider them a real part of the inner Shikari family. We’ve always known they were a wonderful talent and it’s been great to see them begin to ascend and find their voice.

When I was writing the chorus to Bull I could just immediately hear their voice. It seemed ingrained in the very viscera of the song already. We showed them the track and they came at us with all the passion in the world. Cody has incredible dynamic ability and is able to offer enormous power but with real vulnerability and tenderness never too far away. It was a joy to have them on this one, it all came together so effortlessly and we are all over the moon with the result”.


Cody Frost adds: “I can’t tell you how much this collab means to me, and it came at just the right time. I’d been through a hard breakup and lost everything, so when Rory messaged me asking if I wanted to be on a Shikari track, I lost my mind! I’ve been a huge fan of Enter Shikari since I was 15, I even have my favourite track title tattooed on my palms.

When I got the news I sat in my room for hours and the lyrics just poured out, I went into the studio with Dan (Weller), who has worked with me on my own music and some of Shikari’s too, to lay down the vocals while the band listened! 

Filming the video was a dream, my favourite musicians serving me pies!!! It was surreal, and the concept was so fun I just know that Shikari fans are gonna dig it.”

More here.

Read our review of Enter Shikari live in London

Stray From The Path debut video for ‘Neighborhood Watch’

Stray From The Path – ‘Neighborhood Watch’

Stray From The Path, have released a music video for new single, ‘Neighborhood Watch’, with footage shot during their recent headline tour. Check out the video above.

“We wanted to do something fun, and something special on our last tour around North America,” says guitarist Tom Williams, “we filmed every single show and put together a music video where people were apart of it. It’s awesome to see familiar faces, and new faces having fun, playing new shit and just enjoying what we’ve missed so much.” 

Listen to new album, ‘Euthanasia’, here.

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The Murder Capital share ‘Ethel’

The Murder Capital – ‘Ethel’

The Murder Capital have shared the latest single from their upcoming album, ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, which is out January 20th. Listen to ‘Ethel’ above.

The band share about the new single: “The song ‘Ethel’ is a picture of a crossroads, really, asking you what you want from life. Whether you want to continue down a path of chaos, or make a change in your course. It’s showing you what is possible when you make the decisions that bring a sort of cradled warmth into your future. The idea of ‘Ethel’ is that you can have what you truly desire if you put to rest those short-lived fixes that never bring you any real happiness.”

The band also share the Maxim Kelly directed video for ‘Ethel’; Kelly shares about the making of the video: “Initially I thought Ethel should be the main character and do the dance at the end, and I always had this image from this French film called ‘My American Uncle’. Where it’s like a little girl standing up at a table. I originally had that image in my head for a rap video, but it didn’t really make sense to the song, I wanted this to feel more like surreal so then as I started finding more imagery, it kind of transpired that maybe the maid was the more interesting character.”

Pre-order the album here.

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Jamie Lenman reveals NHS Charity single ‘Hospital Tree’

Jamie Lenman – ‘Hospital Tree’

Ahead of the release of his fifth solo album, ‘The Athiest’, out November 25th, Jamie Lenman has shared new single ‘Hospital Tree’, which you can listen to above.

Proceeds from the track go towards NHS Charities.

Commenting on the track, Lenman says: I ended up visiting Frimley Park Hospital, who treated me when I got pneumonia and took care of my Dad when he had cancer, to talk to them about the idea of Christmas in hospital. One lady said she was glad I’d noticed their efforts with things like decorations and such, that cheering the place up around the holidays is important to them, and that one of the things that made the pandemic even harder was that they weren’t able to do as much of that. So it was wonderful that they could hear my message of thanks. I hope they all hear it.”

The single comes with a beautifully simplistic video directed by Jen Hingley that echoes the poignant lyrical themes of the song, which sees Lenman flexing his multi-instrumental muscles on a piano ballad in yet another impressive chameleonic turn.

“My original idea had been to get hold a huge choir and have everyone singing away in this whole epic production,” says Lenman of the visuals, “but I just couldn’t get it together so we ended up going the other way—just me and a piano in a beautiful old village hall, really concentrating on the song and, of course, the tree.”

Pre-order your copy of the album here.

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Willie J Healey shares new single ‘Sure Feels Good’

Willie J Healey – ‘Sure Feels Good’

About to hit the road supporting Florence + The Machine on her UK Arena Tour, Willie J Healey has shared new single ‘Sure It Feels Good’, which you can listen to above. The tracks serves as another taster of new album ‘Bunny’ out 24th March.

Pre-order your copy here.

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James And The Cold Gun debut ‘Chewing Glass’

James And The Cold Gun – ‘Chewing Glass’

Earlier this year James And The Cold Gun released debut EP, ‘False Start’. Now the ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist alumni will start to build towards their full debut album with new single, ‘Chewing Glass’, which you can listen to above.

Frontman James Joseph had the following to say about the themes behind their new single:

“Chewing Glass” was written during a time where I felt like I couldn’t catch a break. The verses are a conversation with myself in the mirror at a low point where I’m re-evaluating all of my decisions – in essence, it’s a song about being down on your luck but persisting anyway. It’s our first self-produced song, which in itself was an act of persistence, but we’re super happy with the result.”

More here.

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STAY FREE – ‘Future Self’

The former Boy Jumps Ship return as STAY FREE and share their new single, ‘Future Self’.

The band had the following to say:

“We’re so excited to release new music, it’s by far the most exciting thing we have ever been a part of as musicians, and we’re excited to get it out there and release new tunes consistently. Working with Jason was a blast, it’s the most fun we have ever had in the studio.”

Lux Lyall – ‘Draw Blood’

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and poet Lux Lyall has released her brand new single, ‘Draw Blood’.

Regarding the new single Lux says, “‘Draw Blood’ is actually about multiple things. A few years ago I was finally open with my therapist about an assault that happened while I was dating someone when I was younger; I was pretty closed about it after it happened because I actually felt guilty for staying in the relationship afterwards. Now I know I basically shut the whole thing out because I didn’t want to face it, it’s still hard to talk about. 
 
“Reflecting on that a few years ago while in another romantic situation that made me feel stifled, I wrote the chorus about being angry at what I’d put up with, and what a lot of my friends were still putting up with in abusive situations. The verses are more about how trapped I felt at the time.
 
“I was watching a few of my guy friends going on tour and I was happy for them and envious at the same time. I kept thinking about the concept of “being with the band” and how I’d been that way when I was young and all it did was give me trauma! I’m trying to say I don’t want to be with the band anymore I want to BE the band.”

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Adult Leisure – ‘Control’

Bristol-based alt-indie four-piece Adult Leisure release new single, ‘Control’, taken from upcoming debut EP, ‘The Weekend Ritual’.

Reflecting on the EP, the band state, “we’ve always wanted to produce an honest and homegrown debut selection of songs which both showcases our ability as musicians, but also keeps in line with our honest grass roots style. We wanted people to hear us with no filter or 3rd party influence. In an industry where so much is insincere, we wanted to give people us and us alone.”

Speaking about the inspiration behind the single the band state, “Control focuses around an immeasurable love to which it’s clear the object of affection isn’t the wisest choice, yet still the lover is drawn ever closer, due to the overwhelming presence the recipient of their adoration has within their life.

They are the drug they can’t seem to pry themselves away from. They are hell, yet they are home and this is the battle the lover is having with themselves.”

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Blink-182 reunite for World Tour

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

We start this week with the sensational news that Tom, Mark and Travis are reunited together again and Blink-182 will be heading out on a huge world tour in 2023!

In the UK that equates to an arena run taking in Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester and two shows in London. UK support comes from The Story So Far.

The trio also debuted new track, ‘Edging’, which you can check out below and revealed a new album is on the way.

Blink-182 – ‘Edging’

Tickets and pre-orders are here.

Check our ‘Edging’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Frank Turner extends his ‘Never Ending Tour of Everywhere’

Frank Turner this week finished up his current tour and immediately revealed the continuation of ‘The Never Ending Tour of Everywhere’ into next year.

Joining Turner in January and February will be guests Lottery Winners and Wilswood Buoys.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Frank Turner live in Cambridge

Yard Act announce 2023 live dates

Our News Report continues with news from the Yard Act camp. Bringing an end to their hugely successful campaign for debut album, ‘The Overload’, the group have revealed four special live dates next year.

The run will conclude with their biggest headline date so far at the legendary Brixton Academy!

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘The Overload’ from Yard Act

Holding Absence announce ‘Live & In Monochrome’ Tour

Holding Absence this week announced their 2023 ‘Live & In Monochrome’ tour which will see the band playing intimate venues across the UK.

Support for the tour comes from Void of Vision.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘The Greatest Mistake of My Life’ from Holding Absence

Stone Broken announce ‘Come Closer’ UK Tour

Another band targeting some pretty intimate venues for their next UK tour are Stone Broken who this week announced details of their ‘Come Closer’ tour set for February next year.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘Revelation’ from Stone Broken

Hot Milk announce headline shows

Hot Milk have revealed details of two special ‘England’s Screaming’ shows in February next year.

The band will be headlining dates in London and Manchester with support from As December Falls, Jools and Clarence.

Tickets are here.

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Inhaler reveal UK Tour

Inhaler this week revealed details of a full UK Tour heading across into next year.

The band will be releasing new album, ‘Cuts & Bruises’ on February 17th.

Pre-orders and tickets here.

Read our review of ‘Burn The Empire’ from The Snuts

Stone set for spring UK Tour

Our News Report continues with news that rising indie rock stars Stone have announced that they will hit the road next April for a run of nine dates.

Tickets are here.

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band reveal UK dates

The final tour announcement in our News Report this week comes from guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd! Shepherd and band will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ‘Trouble Is…’.

Tickets are here.

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Bloodstock makes line-up additions

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One single piece of festival news for our News Report this week as Derbyshire metal event Bloodstock updates their line-up for next Summer.

Amongst others the event is set to feature Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, In Flames, Anthrax, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Zeal & Ardor and Nonpoint.

Tickets are here.

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Architects debut ‘a new moral low ground’

Architects – ‘a new moral low ground’

We move our News Report on now to the best new releases from the past week and we begin with Architects!

The band continue to get ready for the release of their new album, ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’, which is out October 21st.

This week they debuted a brand new single, ‘a new moral low ground’, which you can check out above.

Pre-order your album here.

Read our review of Architects live in Norwich

Rival Sons debut ‘Nobody Wants To Die’

Rival Sons – ‘Nobody Wants To Die’

This week saw Rival Sons return with news that they will be releasing a new album, ‘Darkfighter’ on March 10th.

The group also debuted their brand new single, ‘Nobody Wants To Die’, which you can listen to above.

Regarding ‘Nobody Wants to Die’, vocalist Jay Buchanan shares, “You live your life knowing that the sword of Damocles is hanging over your head by a thread. You’re fully aware of the impermanence of your existence, but you can’t think about it all the time—or it’ll fuck your life up.

I used to work in a mortuary as a service advisor for a few years, driving and opening the hearses. I’d attend three funerals per day. Sometimes, they would be filled over capacity. Other times, it would just be me, a priest, and a hole in the ground. It doesn’t matter who you are; the great equalizer is coming. I was thinking of this because the music sounded like pursuit.”
 
Elaborating on the genesis of ‘Darkfighter’, Buchanan notes, “’Darkfighter’ represents the cultural mitosis of isolation, the Pandemic, and the national fabric of the US getting looser and looser. When I say ‘Cultural Mitosis’, there are lines being drawn constantly. We’re so divided, and you can’t step over the lines without offending someone. It certainly informed my writing.

We recognized a responsibility to put a good word on people’s ears so there’s a good word coming back on their tongues too. We missed the joy of the live show and that magical interaction. When it was taken from us, that made me want to sing about topics that were important. There are strong themes on this record of loss of identity, preservation of joy, and beholding light and shape again.”
 
Lead guitarist Scott Holiday added, “Records are a healthy form of escapism. I hope this one takes you as far away as possible. Our intent was to create a cinematic body of work. As soon as the doors shut behind you, you’re enveloped on the ride. This is the sound of us really coming into our own. We’ve gotten further from our influences and gotten closer to what we are. ‘Darkfighter’ sounds like the Rival Sons.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Read our review of Rival Sons live in Norwich

Tigercub share ‘The Perfume of Decay’

Tigercub – ‘The Perfume of Decay’

This week saw Tigercub return with their new single, ‘The Perfume of Decay’, which you can listen to above.

The track marks Tigercub’s debut release for Loosegroove Records, the label co-founded by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, a longtime champion of the band.
 
They say comparison is the thief of joy,” says Tigercub’s 7-foot frontman Jamie Hall, and nowhere is this more acutely felt than on the internet; the public ledger where I must amend my social cv daily, to portray my life to others in the most rose tinted & ineffable way possible. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth of course, beneath this facade I am crumbling, cascading into despair and at odds with my emotions. ‘The Perfume of Decay’ is my expression of this feeling, an argument between affectation and naturalness. It marks the beginning of a new era for us – this is Tigercub at its heaviest, its most accomplished, and most unapologetic.
 
“Jamie Hall is not only an incredible songwriter, singer, and fucking wicked guitarist,” says Stone Gossard, but he also has a deep understanding of art and music history. This guy dabbles in it all — visual arts, digital media, world history. This band is generational, and Jamie’s a natural star. Loosegroove couldn’t be happier working with Tigercub.

It’s all about opposites,” Jamie Hall says. “Sweet-and-salty popcorn tends to taste better than regular popcorn, even though those are two opposing forces. I wanted to nail that concept with our heavy guitars, softer-sung vocals, Can-style grooves, and a bit of shoegaze. Counterpoints can come together and make a powerful connection. I’ve crossed the threshold from my 20s to my 30s, so I’m getting older, but I’m also entering my prime. This record is a reflection of that.”

More from the band here.

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Pulled Apart By Horses share video for ‘Rinse & Repeat’

Pulled Apart By Horses – ‘Rinse & Repeat’

Pulled Apart By Horses this week shared the video for their single, ‘Rinse & Repeat’, which you can watch above. The track comes from new album, ‘Reality Cheques’, which is out now!

Commenting on the track, vocalist Tom Hudson says the single is “an ode to all that have found themselves trapped in the darker corners of the music industry. The repetitive whirring of the machine. A spanner in the works of the daily grind. A helping hand to break out of a vicious cycle. The realisation that they need you more than you need them. Inspired by seeing Ziggy Stardust stood in line at the jobcentre. More punk rock than Iggy advertising life insurance.”

Buy the album here.

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Witch Fever debut ‘Beauty and Grace’

Witch Fever – ‘Beauty and Grace’

There was also more new music this week from Witch Fever. The group debuted new single, ‘Beauty and Grace’, which you can check out above.

The track features on debut album, ‘Congregation’, which is out October 21st.

Singer Amy Walpole says of the track, “‘Beauty and Grace’ ended up being the dark horse of the record! Before we went into the studio it wasn’t one of our faves but Sam really brought it out of its shell! The song is about pushing back against oppressive feminine beauty standards whilst also finding a place for femininity that you enjoy and makes you feel powerful !! Femininity is not a weakness, as much as society may tell you it is! If it empowers you and brings you joy it’s a strength!”

Pre-order the album here.

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Dream State return with new line-up and new single ‘Taunt Me’

Dream State – ‘Taunt Me’

Following a period of uncertainty, this week saw the spectacular return of Dream State! With a fresh line-up, the group debuted their brand new single, ‘Taunt Me’, which you can check out above.

More from the band here.

Listen to ‘Taunt Me’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Black Sky Research debut ‘Utopia’

Black Sky Research – ‘Utopia’

Another group returning this week were Black Sky Research. The band debuted their latest track, ‘Utopia’, which you can check out above.

More from the band here.

Read our review of ‘One’ from Black Sky Research

The Sleeping Souls debut ‘Liar Lover’

The Sleeping Souls – ‘Liar Lover’

The final new release in our News Report this week comes from The Sleeping Souls! Usually seen backing Frank Turner, the group have stepped out with touring buddy Cahir on vocals.

‘Liar Lover’ is the first sample of what to expect from the band in this guise, and you can check it out above.

More here.

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Other Half – ‘Slab Thick’

Norwich-based post-hardcore outfit Other Half have debuted new track ‘Slab Thick’.

Commenting on the video, the band say: “BSM wanted a high-concept, high-production pop video to help shift some serious units so we wrangled the few dogs we know and the one cat we own to produce three and a half minutes of visual magic.”

“We like doing everything ourselves; for DIY punk kudos and because we’re tight and awkward, so it was fun figuring out how to make it look like we’re all playing in a room together even when one of us was filming the whole time.”

“For the second part of the video we had next to nothing and were filming some pretty shudder-inducing stuff in the local park when our friend’s Roya and Charlie walked past with their dogs; Daisy and Lily. Never one to miss a free opportunity for content, we scooped those dogs up, spun around a bit and sung at the camera. Rinse, repeat and the rest is history. Thanks to all the nice animals that starred alongside us.”

IOTA – ‘Ballet Box’

‘Ballet Box’, the latest single from Bristol-based rock five-piece IOTA is out now.

Explaining the inspiration behind the single, vocalist and lyricist Jodie Robinson explains, “Its about a ballerina inside of a jewellery box coming to life as the box closes. Inspired by the thought of the ‘object’ coming to life and how they’d never know what it was like to be outside of that box and nobody would ever know that they were alive. There was a play on the element of control and feeling trapped, fighting with that part of your mind. It’s very much a song about ‘Is there more to life and can we fulfil that void’.”

Blue Violet – ‘Favourite Jeans’

Blue Violet follow up debut album with new single, ‘Favourite Jeans’.

“For all of the chaos and hardships that Covid brought to the world it also provide ample time for people to be creative” reflects singer Sarah Gotley of the ‘Love, Hate & Forgiveness’ EP. “So although we only released our debut album in April this year we wanted to bring out some of the music that we’d been working on in that time”.

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The 1975 drafted in to headline Reading & Leeds Festivals

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

We start this week with the latest festival news and we start with a controversial change to the bill at Reading & Leeds Festivals. Sadly, Rage Against The Machine have withdrawn from the events at short notice, with organisers drafting in The 1975 as their replacement.

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Bloodstock reveals first 2023 acts

A scorching hot Bloodstock Festival including a secret set from Machine Head this weekend, also saw the first names revealed for the 2023 event.

Heading to Derbyshire will be the likes of Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Knocked Loose and DevilDriver.

Tickets are here

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All Points East add Mogwai ahead of two week event

Another festival on the horizon is the two weekend extravaganza known as All Points East. The organisers have also had to make last minute alterations with Mogwai joining the bill in place of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

Final tickets are here.

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Rival Schools set for 2000trees 2023

The final festival news in our News Report this week comes from 2000trees Festival.

Rival Schools have been revealed as the first act set for the 2023 edition. The group will also be playing a headline show in London next July.

Tickets are here.

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REEF set for Autumn Tour

We move our News Report on now to the best tour announcements from the past week.

Following their recent shows with both the Rolling Stones and Bryan Adams, West Country rockers REEF have announced a brand new string of UK headline shows for later this year.

Lead singer Gary Stringer comments, “I’m super stoked to be playing more shows this autumn and into the winter with REEF. We’ve had our most successful year in a decade and don’t want to stop rocking!”

Tickets are here.

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Young Guns return with new tour dates

There was some great news for Young Guns fans this past week as the group revealed their return for a short tour this November.

Tickets are here.

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Enter Shikari return with new single ‘The Void Stares Back’ ft. Wargasm

Enter Shikari – ‘The Void Stares Back’ ft. Wargasm

We turn now to the best new releases from the past week, and we start with a collaboration between Enter Shikari and Wargasm. ‘The Void Stares Back’ is the first new Enter Shikari single in almost three years, and you can listen above.

Lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds comments: “It is with elation, and more than a little nervousness, that we release this; our first track after over two years of dormancy. It is a roisterous journey made all the more so with the addition of our friends Wargasm. Thematically, the piece is about the forward march of social progress, and how, often, those with a more conventional archaic outlook on sexuality, gender, social design, economics etc, see those with differing ideas like bewildering, depraved creatures from another dimension.”

Wargasm add: “Shikari were a big part of our growing up, so it was an absolute honour to be asked to collaborate with such an incredible and well-spoken band. They stand for the right things – we’re a little more pessimistic. It was fun playing the darker devil’s advocate to Rou’s light…where we’re going, you won’t need eyes to see…”

More here.

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Nothing More share ‘YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS’

Nothing More – ‘YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS’

Nothing More have this week shared the latest single from upcoming album, ‘SPIRITS’, which is out October 14th.

You can watch the video for ‘YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS’ above.

“We’re glad this song is finally getting out there so we can dig into the emotional and intimate side of the album,” says frontman Jonny Hawkins. “The lyrics and tone of this one feels like it hits in a similar way that ‘Go To War’ and ‘Jenny’ did. It’s going to feel huge playing this next one on tour.”.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘TIRED OF WINNING’ from Nothing More on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

Editors debut ‘Kiss’

Editors – ‘Kiss’

There was also new music on offer this week from Editors as they continue to build towards new album, ‘EBM’, which is out September 23rd.

You can listen to new single, ‘Kiss’, above.

Pre-order your copy here.

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The Subways debut new video for single ‘Love Waiting On You’

The Subways – ‘Love Waiting On You’

The Subways are another band with a new album on the way; ‘Uncertain Joys’ will arrive on January 13th. This week they shared the video for latest single, ‘Love Waiting On You’, which you can watch above.

Commenting on the gender-role-reversing video directed by animator Neil Whitman, front man Billy Lunn says: “When Neil initially presented us with the concept of the video as an 8-bit platform-style video game, our drummer Camille cleverly proposed that, given how the song is so obviously about yearning, why not instead have the rescuer and rescued gender roles reversed to change things up.”

“I saw myself as the Princess Peach character, with the love of my life (about whom the song is written) being my rescuer, fighting through the various obstacles and antagonists along the way. The sense of isolation, helplessness, and vulnerability within the song now made all the more sense to me.”

“Whilst it’s not always correct to assume that one person should come to the rescue of another in a relationship, my belief in the hopelessly romantic/pathetic notion that lifelong soul mates do in fact exist is woven into the very fabric of my being. And so, when at the end of the video my rescuer realises that it is only the will to love that is required to come to my aid, as opposed to having to fight through strife, battles, and failures, I knew that Neil understood the depth of my belief in this notion.”

“Our protagonist is trapped in his virtual cell waiting for the female heroine (the princess) to come to his rescue,” adds director/animator Neil Whitman. “I had great fun designing the band members as 8-bit characters as well as designing the princess and various levels for our heroes to venture through. Setting the game in mediaeval times helped me to subvert the usual tired traditions of the prince rescuing the princess and play around with audience expectations.”

The band have also announced their re-arranged tour dates.

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Pixies share new single ‘Vault of Heaven’

Pixies – ‘Vault of Heaven’

The legendary Pixies shared their new single, ‘Vault of Heaven’, this week which you can check out above. The song comes from upcoming album, ‘Doggerel’, which is out September 30th.

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Black Honey debut new track ‘Charlie Bronson’

Black Honey – ‘Charlie Bronson’

Black Honey kicked off their new era this week with new single, ‘Charlie Bronson’, which you can check out above.

More here.

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Jamie Lenman shares new video for ‘Talk Hard’

Jamie Lenman – ‘Talk Hard’

Jamie Lenman has unveiled the video for his new single, ‘Talk Hard’, which you can watch above.

The first hint at a leaner and more mainstream leaning sound to come from his new material, commenting on the single Lenman says: “I’ve been trying for a long time to do something a bit more melodic, and Talk Hard is the first flowering of that. People tell me they can hear Weezer in there which is great as they’ve always been heroes of mine, particularly the first two albums.”

“Lyrically it’s about standing up for yourself, for making sure that your voice is heard by people you feel are ignoring you—be that your friends, your family, your boss or even your government. It’s about encouraging and empowering people, standing behind them and lending them your support. Very positive, after all the negative feelings from King Of Clubs.”

In a crossover into his alternate universe sideline stage-managing cabaret shows, the video for the track stars Lenman and hula-hoop performer Amazi Hoops. It was directed by Jen Hingley from Manchester alt-rock band False Advertising, who also plays guitar in Lenman’s live band.

“I consciously tried to not cook up any ideas of my own for this track so that Jen could have free reign without my interference,” explains Lenman of the concept for the video. “She came up with this tin can idea that I really liked. It seemed very similar to the kind of videos we used to make back in the band days, with a quirky concept and even a little mystery. We went and did it in one day, filmed in the same room where the band rehearse and the fields nearby, and it came out great!”

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THE HARA share new single ‘Rockstar’

THE HARA – ‘Rockstar’

THE HARA have been busy making a name for themselves, including appearing on our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist. Now, the group are taking the next steps in their career with the news that their debut album, ‘SURVIVAL MODE’, will be released March 3rd.

This week the band shared the first single to come from the record and you can listen to, ‘Rockstar’, above.

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Asylums debut ‘Understand the Psychology’

Asylums – ‘Understand The Psychology’

Southend’s Asylums this week shared their soaring power-pop single, ‘Understand the Psychology’, which you can check out above. The song features on upcoming album, ‘Signs of Life’, which is out October 14th.

On producing the current single from ‘Signs of Life’, Dave Eringa enthuses, “Understand The Psychology” is a great example of how Luke’s songwriting has developed – it retains all the power that Asylums have always had but welds it to a pop melody with Cobain-esque panache!”

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The Interbeing – ‘Eternal Eclipse’

Danish industrial metalcore quintet The Interbeing, are back with their new single, ‘Eternal Eclipse’.

“Eternal Eclipse is the final chapter on this album and we really wanted to symbolize the eclipse in the graphics in the video which starts and ends with an eclipse. The song is about the ultimate annihilation but also the need to revolt the eclipse and to overcome it. “I pray for no-one” is a repeating phrase which shows a rebellion against the religious perspective on life.

This song was fluent to write and record but the break-down piece in the middle was randomly written with our drummer who wanted a sub-level tone on the guitar. Finally we love the dystopian and melancholic vibes in the chorus and it is an epic resolution to close the album of Icon of the Hopeless.” -Dara Corcoran, vocalist

Krooked Tongue – ‘When the Beaches Bleed’

Bristol-based rock trio Krooked Tongue release new single, ‘When the Beaches Bleed’.

Speaking about the upcoming single, vocalist and lyricist Oli Rainsford says, “Beaches, to me, is the ultimate homage to something I’ve always been in awe of. Big wave surfing is next level crazy and it’s an art that carries with it, high risk. This song is a tip of the hat but also, I think, doubles as a notion to not be scared to take risks and also not to fear failure. It’s a cosmic ‘fuck you, try it again’ that we often need to be encouraged to carry out. Confidence is key.”

Regent – ‘Just A Revolution

Regent have just released their debut album including the single, ‘Just A Revolution’.

Frontman Ben Rooke explains,“This is a track I wrote when I first decided to get back into music seriously, and it came at a time when I was at my worst, taking lots of drugs and going through a bad break up.

The song is about moving away to the other side of town and into the countryside. It also quotes the start of Regent as a band/idea/thing I wanted to create.. I formed the band and current line up three years later, after getting clean from Class A drugs.” 

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What are the Greatest WWE Entrance Themes?

We countdown our Top 10 WWE Entrance Theme Songs!

WWE Entrance Themes

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… and then the music hits and the fans go mad!

It’s almost time for that famous countdown as WWE’s Royal Rumble is this month. In honour of that countdown to wrestlers entering the ring, we are going to countdown our Top 10 WWE Entrance Theme Songs.

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WWE’s Royal Rumble officially kicks off the road to Wrestlemania, so what better time than now to celebrate our favourite WWE Entrance Theme Songs? But, what are the rules?

For this countdown we will be heavily focusing on themes supplied by artists other than Jim Johnston and CFO$, as that’s another list altogether! Therefore you won’t find the likes of The Rock, D-Generation X or John Cena in this list; although I’m sure Johnston’s influence will be present.

As we are celebrating WWE’s Royal Rumble this will only feature WWE entrance themes so no ‘Judas’ by Fozzy!

So let’s get ready to rumble…

10

Boy Hits Car – ‘LoveFuryPassionEnergy’

Lita

Starting off our list at number 10 is Lita whose entrance theme was provided by Boy Hits Car. ‘LoveFuryPassionEnergy’ is a kickass theme which fitted perfectly with the legendary Lita’s rebellious attitude.

9

Story Of The Year – ‘Just Close Your Eyes’

Christian

WWE – Christian Entrance Video

When Christian returned to WWE he took on ‘Just Close Your Eyes’ as his theme song. Originally by Waterproof Blonde, we have gone for the later Story Of The Year cover as the definitive version.

Interesting Fact! When in TNA, Christian used an adapted – or ripped off – version of ‘My Last Breath’ by Evanescence!

8

Killswitch Engage – ‘This Fire Burns’

CM Punk

WWE – CM Punk Entrance Video

This awesome track from Killswitch Engage was kicked around for a while, with Randy Orton using it for a short time. ‘This Fire Burns’ found it’s home however as the entrance theme for the brash young CM Punk.

7

Rev Theory – ‘Voices’

Randy Orton

WWE – Randy Orton Entrance Video

Speaking of Randy Orton, he eventually settled on ‘Voices’ by Rev Theory and the Viper never looked back.

6

Saliva – ‘Booyaka 619’

Rey Mysterio

WWE – Rey Mysterio Entrance Video

Another wrestler to never look back having settled on an iconic theme song is Rey Mysterio who we can’t imagine hitting the ring and not being accompanied by ‘Booyaka 619’ from Saliva.

5

Disturbed – ‘Glass Shatters’

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Whilst ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is probably most remembered for his classic entrance theme, he for a while was introduced by an awesome version created by Disturbed. ‘Glass Shatters’ gave a great new twist to his classic song and we actually prefer it!

4

Limp Bizkit – ‘Rollin”

Undertaker

Limp Bizkit – ‘Rollin”

The Undertaker’s well known demonic entrance number is truly iconic, and it’s easy to forget that during his American Badass phase he actually had a few epic entrance tracks.

You could argue for ‘American Bad Ass’ by Kid Rock here, but personally we loved his spell with the classic ‘Rollin’’ by Limp Bizkit.

Interesting Fact! Fred Durst and co even played Undertaker to ring at Wrestlemania 19.

3

Living Colour – ‘Cult of Personality’

CM Punk

WWE – CM Punk Entrance Video

Whilst we have tried hard to select just one track from certain wrestlers who have been graced by multiple awesome theme songs, CM Punk is the only wrestler that had to feature twice.

After returning from a short hiatus, Punk took the incredible ‘Cult of Personality’ by Living Colour as his new entrance theme. This combination became so iconic that Punk even used the theme when he transitioned to the UFC.

2

Motorhead – ‘The Game’

Triple H

WWE – Triple H Entrance Video

If we had broken down Triple H’s theme songs and also included original WWE compositions then we could well have had a Top 10 of Triple H’s theme songs.

For the bulk of his career Triple H has been serenaded to the ring by the legendary Motorhead. Both ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Line In The Sand’ are epic but we had to pick his classic ‘The Game’.

1

Alter Bridge – ‘Metalingus’

Edge

WWE – Edge Entrance Video

If Triple H is the king of theme songs, Edge is very close. ‘Never Gonna Stop’ by Rob Zombie was epic and it was a surprise when he ditched the song.

Who knew at the time that he would pick the greatest wrestling theme song ever as its successor? ‘Metalingus’ by Alter Bridge accompanied Edge through the greatest years of his career.

Whilst we of course were excited by Edge’s return at the Royal Rumble in 2020, we were even more excited by the return of this epic theme song!

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