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Vol. 8

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Our weekly music News Report has evolved into the Full Pelt Magazine, and you can download the eighth issue now for free!

Volume eight includes an update from cover stars Skindred, reviews of Rival Sons and Philip Seth Campbell live, album reviews for Skinny Lister, Rival Sons, The Rolling Stones, Chris Shifflet, Blink 182, Within Temptation and a load more!

We have our News Report rounding up new releases from YUNGBLUD, IDLES, Alkaline Trio, Lonely The Brave, Lambrini Girls, Black Water County, SCALER, Oakman, Blackout Problems, The Struts, The Cadillac Three, LostAlone, DragonForce, Royal Tusk, Dream State and The Cruel Knives.

Plus new live announcements from As Everything Unfolds, Slam Dunk, Grace Petrie, Black Orchid Empire, Slash, Liam Gallagher, The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Punk Rock Factory, When Rivers Meet, Kris Barras Band and LostAlone!

Finally, we round up the latest additions to our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist with Jarki Monnoheadcage and The Klittens!

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Live Reviews

Philip Seth Campbell

Portland Arms, Cambridge

Monday 16th October 2023

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When journeyman musician Phil Campbell left his role as frontman for The Temperance Movement in 2020, it was obvious to fans that his musical journey would continue in some shape or form. Campbell after all is a man that wears his heart on his sleeve and his heart and soul is rooted in song.

Following the release of an album with The Byson Family, that journey came full circle and now finds Campbell releasing his music under the eponymous full moniker of Philip Seth Campbell. Now with recently unleashed album, ‘City Lights’ to showcase, Campbell is back out where he belongs – on stage.


That stage tonight is found in the fantastic Portland Arms in Cambridge and opening the evening is Alice Faye. The solo musician bases herself at a piano in front of what appears to be a predominately rock orientated audience and proceeds to serenade them with a selection of delicate tunes.

You may think this could go down like a certain ill-designed balloon, but that’s not the case! Faye’s obvious talent and the receptive nature of Campbell’s fanbase means that the crowd hangs off of every note.


It isn’t long thereafter that Campbell arrives onstage with a three-piece set-up bringing songs from his career to life. The focus of course is on ‘City Lights’ and the exceptional ‘Magical West’ gets us started in the best way.

Over the course of the next hour or so each song tells its own story and it is evidently clear again that Campbell is one of the most eminently gifted singers of his generation. Campbell’s career has been a journey indeed and probably fairly described as an arduous one. It’s one however that has rewarded Campbell with incredible experiences and his fans with an embarrassment of musical riches to enjoy.

The influences on ‘City Lights’ may be more eclectic than found through the likes of The Temperance Movement, but the results all bear the spirit and essence of the man himself. The new music is resplendent tonight and old favourites like ‘Chinese Lanterns’ and finale ‘Lovers & Fighters’ still sound glorious.

It’s great to see Philip Seth Campbell back on a stage doing what he loves, and fans tonight will be glad they made the effort to support a great local venue and an incredibly talented artist commencing the latest leg of his remarkable journey.

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Full Pelt Magazine

Vol. 2

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Our weekly music News Report has evolved into the Full Pelt Magazine, and you can download the second issue now for free!

Volume two includes reviews of October Drift and Philip Seth Campbell.

We have our News Report rounding up new releases from Demob Happy, The Struts, The Rolling Stones, Dream Nails, Militarie Gun, REWS, Haunt The Woods, Scaler, The Cadillac Three, Pendulum, Wargasm, Daytime TV, HourHouse, Black Water County, The Pearl Harts, Gama Bomb, The Hyena Kill, Amongst Liars, Dead Poet Society and Death Of Me!

Plus new live announcements from Enter Shikari, Keane, The Big Moon, Wayward Sons, Of Mice & Men, Meryl Streek and BIG SPECIAL.

Finally, we round up the latest additions to our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist with PLAIINSUnschooling and paradise fell.!

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News Report

Every week we roundup the best music news from the past week!

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Bring Me The Horizon announce new UK Tour

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

We start this post-Download Festival week with a plethora of new tour announcements and none came bigger the Download headliners Bring Me The Horizon!

Following their enormous set the band confirmed details of a new UK Tour set for January.

Support will come from Bad Omens, Cassyette and Static Dress.

The band also revealed that they will release new album, ‘Post Human: Nex Gen’ on January 12th!

Tickets and pre-orders are here.

Read our review of Bring Me The Horizon live in London

Hot Milk reveal headline tour dates

Fresh from a huge slot on the Download main stage, Hot Milk have revealed the details of a long awaited headline tour.

Taking place in November, support comes from Witch Fever and Modern Error.

The band will release their debut album ‘A Call To The Void’ on August 25th.

Tickets and pre-orders are here.

Read our review of Fall Out Boy live in London

Stray From The Path set UK Tour

Stray From The Path also used their Download performance to launch a new UK Tour which will take place in November.

Support comes from Make Them Suffer, Void of Vision and Knosis.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘…Life Is But A Dream’ from Avenged Sevenfold

Pixies reveal special UK dates

It wasn’t just Download performers announcing new tours last week and we turn now to Pixies.

The band have announced a run of special shows celebrating their ‘Bossanova’ and ‘Trompe Le Monde’ albums.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Pixies live at BST Hyde Park

The Charlatans are heading back out on the road

The Charlatans have announced a brand new UK Tour taking place later this year.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘Council Skies’ from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Vistas announce new UK Tour

Another band announcing new UK tour dates for later this year were Vistas.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Arctic Monkeys live in Coventry

Millie Manders and the Shutup confirm new tour dates

The final tour announcement in our News Report this week comes from recent The Full Pelt Music Podcast guest Millie Manders and the Shutup!

Millie and co will be heading our across the UK this October and November.

Tickets are here.

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News Report

Greta Van Fleet share ‘Farewell For Now’

Greta Van Fleet – ‘Farewell For Now’

Our News Report now looks at the best new releases from the past week and up first are Greta Van Fleet.

The group this week debuted new single, ‘Farewell For Now’, which you can check out above.

The single comes from upcoming new album, ‘Starcatcher’, which is out on July 21st.

“On ‘Farewell For Now’ we express the sentiment of our longing to stay on stage and savour the magic created by the audience-music phenomena,” notes bassist Sam Kiszka. “But we must pack up and go to the next place to do it all over again; as always, we’ll be back soon.”

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YUNGBLUD shares ‘Lowlife’

YUNGBLUD – ‘Lowlife’

YUNGBLUD this week shared new single, ‘Lowlife’, which you can check out above.

More here.

Read our review of YUNGBLUD live in London

PJ Harvey debuts ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’

PJ Harvey – ‘I Inside the Old I Dying’

Ahead of new album, ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’, PJ Harvey has shared new single, ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’, which you can check out above.

The album is set for releases on July 7th, and to celebrate Harvey has revealed new tour dates.

On the single PJ Harvey says: “This delicate and beautiful song eluded us until the very last day in the studio. Over the previous five weeks we had tried so many times to capture it and failed, and/but then John reinvented the feel of the guitar pattern.  As he was demonstrating it in the control room, Flood handed me a microphone and pressed record whilst I sat next to John trying to work out how to sing to it. The result somehow captures the ethereal and melancholic longing I was looking for.

In the lyric everyone is waiting for the savior to reappear – everyone and everything anticipates the arrival of this figure of love and transformation.There is a sense of sexual longing and awakening and of moving from one realm into another – from child to adult, from life to death and the eternal.”

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K.Flay debuts ‘Shy’

K.Flay – ‘Shy’

This week saw K.Flay announced that new album, ‘Mono’, will be released on September 15th.

Accompanying the news was new single, ‘Shy’, which you can check out above.

On the single, K.Flay says, “In my music, I’m so comfortable being loud and brazen, but in my personal life, I can be a bit shy. Especially when it comes to romantic relationships. I wrote this song after I’d just met my (now) girlfriend. And I sent it to her out of the blue. I guess I only know how to flirt through songs? It worked though.
“Dave Hammer produced this one and he and I have this crazy energy between us. I think when we get together to make music we’re able to disregard the ‘shoulds’ and be purely creative together. A lot of the guitar parts were just freestyle takes, us messing around, but there was a wildness to them that hit us both in the right places.” 

On the album, “I started making this record as a person with two working ears. I finished it with only one and this is also the first record for which, from start to finish, I was sober.
“MONO is about navigating loss, about looking your aloneness in the eye and deciding not to drink or vape or have sex or watch a television show, but to stand there and accept it, to understand its power. There is only one person on this earth with your mind, your creativity, your perspective. You’re a first and last pressing, a 1 of 1, and 1 is a scary number, but life is scary and funny. And sad. And beautiful. I hope this record is a reminder of that, and how we are all experiencing our aloneness together.

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Philip Seth Campbell debuts ‘Magical West’

Philip Seth Campbell – ‘Magical West’

Our News Report continues with new music from former The Temperance Movement frontman Philip Seth Campbell.

This week Campbell debuted new single, ‘Magical West’, which you can check out above.

Campbell has announced that his new album, ‘City Lights’, will be released on September 1st and a UK Tour will take place later this year.

Support for the tour comes from Alice Faye.

Speaking of the new record, Campbell explains: “”City Lights” is everything I know. The album flowed naturally, each song informing the next. It’s half new songs and half older unfinished pieces. I’ve been writing it since I was 16, all through my 20s and my years in London, through moving home to The Temperance Movement, touring, resting and having a family.”

Speaking of his varied career and the bumpy road he’s traversed to get to this point, Campbell adds: “A new band here, a new project there, a change of direction again and again until, suddenly there was calm and the time to think. In a small studio just outside Glasgow, with pictures of Bowie, Jagger, Neil Young and Tom Waits, I recorded an album about my whole life. I had no desire to shed my skin. I was perfectly comfortable in it for the very first time.” 

Pre-orders and tickets are here.

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James and the Cold Gun share ‘Bittersweet’

James and the Cold Gun – ‘Bittersweet’

‘Discover’ New Music Podcast alumni James and the Cold Gun have shared their latest single, ‘Bittersweet’, which you can check out above.

The track features on upcoming their self-titled debut album, which is out on July 21st.

Speaking on the album, frontman James Joseph says, “We can’t wait to get this album out into the world, it’s a no frills rock and roll ripper recorded ourselves in the garage where we first started jamming as a band, we think it’s a great introduction to what we’re about at our core, loud, energetic guitar rock…”

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News Report

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

News Report
Grove Street – ‘The Path to Righteousness’

Grove Street share, ‘The Path to Righteousness’, the title-track of their debut album.

“The Path to Righteousness represents and explores escapism & the importance of having outlets or vices to help forget about the struggles of life, and the paradoxical irony of how escaping every day life improves every day life,” says guitarist Sandy.

While drummer, Josh, adds, “the track itself came together pretty organically in the practice room. I remember listening to Suicidal Tendencies and Power Trip at the time and wanted to capture a hybrid of groove and fast thrashy vibes. We wanted the last section to build and then finish strong and heavy. The repetitive vocal hook was added last minute in the studio, but it fast became my favourite part!” 

Rituals – ‘Living Blind’

Rituals share their new single, ‘Living Blind’.

On the track, the band says:

“The release of Living Blind feels like a turning point in Rituals. Lyrically based on the lack of awareness for others issues, problems and grief. Living in a world in which people only take and fail to give to one an another. With our debut Download Festival performance, tours in the UK and Ireland and our biggest ever sold-out headline in Newcastle…There’s never been a better time for the band to be releasing this track.”

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Any Given Sin – ‘Cold Bones’

Any Given Sin share ‘Cold Bones’ from debut album, ‘War Within’.

As a military vet often faced with the horrible news of duty’s permanent scars, frontman Victor Richie dug deep inside himself for the lyrics. “I wrote it by myself on the piano,” he recalls. “I was in the military for seven years, and I had a lot of friends commit suicide. We lost too many of our buddies in Iraq and Afghanistan. This song is about those people, but it could be for anyone who has lost a friend under similar circumstances.”

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