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Guns N’ Roses share ‘Perhaps’

Guns N’ Roses – ‘Perhaps’

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

We get the ball rolling with the best new releases from the past week and up first are the legendary Guns N’ Roses.

The Glastonbury headliners have shared their latest taste of new music in the shape of new single, ‘Perhaps’, which you can check out above.

More here.

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

Within Temptation share ‘Bleed Out’

Within Temptation – ‘Bleed Out’

Next comes news of a brand new album from Within Temptation!

The band announced this week that, ‘Bleed Out’, will be released on October 20th. You can also listen to the title track above!

Vocalist Sharon den Adel states, “The war in Ukraine has influenced us a lot. As artists we are inspired by the world, and we have this platform. We are storytellers, and I think as human beings, these are things we should be talking about.”

Whilst songs such as ‘Wireless’ and ‘We Go To War’ examine the authoritarian aggression on display in Ukraine and other warzones, the title track itself addresses the plight of women fighting for their rights in Iran after the murder of Mahsa Amini.
 
Sharon explains, “I lived in Yemen when I was a kid. My parents lived in several countries in the Middle East, and I’ve visited them a lot when they were there. It’s a different world. Due to my time there, I feel connected to that part of the world. I’ve been so incredibly impressed by the bravery of the young women there who’ve been burning their scarves knowing they were going to be thrown in prison or worse – it’s heartbreaking.”

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Listen to ‘Bleed Out’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

BABYMETAL debut ‘METAL!!’

BABYMETAL – ‘METAL!!’ ft. Tom Morello

BABYMETAL are next up in our News Report with their brand new single, ‘METAL!!’, which features Tom Morello.

Watch the video above now!

More here.

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

Ash debut ‘Usual Places’

Ash – ‘Usual Places’

Ash continue to prepare for the release of their new album, ‘Race the Night’, which arrives on September 15th.

This week saw the band share new single, ‘Usual Places’, which you can check out above.

Tim Wheeler comments: “Originally written as a tribute to long forgotten bars and faces as I was leaving New York, ‘Usual Places’ took on extra significance as the first thing we worked on together post-lockdown. Below the surface of the joy of writing and playing together again, there’s a subconscious grief to all that was lost in those years. Friends and family, pubs and venues. This is our eulogy to them all. No coincidence the video was shot in the Marquis of Lorne, just a walk from Brixton Academy.”

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Listen to ‘Usual Places’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Rival Sons share ‘Sweet Life’

Rival Sons – ‘Sweet Life’

We continue our News Report with ‘Sweet Life’, the latest single from Rival Sons, which you can of course listen to above.

The track features on upcoming new album, ‘LIGHTBRINGER’, which is set for release on October 20th.

You can pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Sweet Life’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

K.Flay teams with Pierce The Veil on ‘Irish Goodbye’

K.Flay – ‘Irish Goodbye’ ft. Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)

K.Flay has shared new single, ‘Irish Goodbye’, which features Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil.

Check out the track above, which comes ahead of new album, ‘MONO’, which arrives September 15th.

“I was screaming in the demo to that song and eventually I realized, ‘I have a friend who screams professionally, so maybe I should get him on this,’” K.Flay recalls.

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Listen to ‘Irish Goodbye’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy Playlist!

Hot Milk share ‘BREATHING UNDERWATER’

Hot Milk – ‘BREATHING UNDERWATER’

The time is almost here for Hot Milk to share their debut album, ‘A Call To The Void’, which is out on August 25th.

Before then the band have debuted new single, ‘BREATHING UNDERWATER’, which you can check out above.

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Listen to ‘BREATHING UNDERWATER’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

JAWS share ‘Sweat’

JAWS have shared new single, ‘Sweat’, which you can check out above.

The tracks comes from upcoming EP, ‘If It Wasn’t For My Friends, Things Could Be Different’, which is out on September 15th.

Connor Schofield explains, “Lyrically “Sweat” is about dealing with your anxiety in the moment, everything slowing down and trying to take it as it comes when in an overstimulating situation.”

More here.

Listen to ‘Sweat’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Scott Stapp debuts ‘Higher Power’

Scott Stapp – ‘Higher Power’

Soon after news of a Creed reunion, Scott Stapp have shared a new single, ‘Higher Power’, which you can check out above.

Stapp says, “Life’s mysteries can be unraveled by listening to one’s inner voice. For me, that means leaning on my faith in God and listening to His voice to guide me through the struggles and darkness. For others, whether it’s through art, nature, science, family, or a combination of all, tapping into a higher power is an individualized process that requires an open mind and a willingness to flow with a force that’s greater than the individual.” 

More here.

Listen to ‘Higher Power’ on our Spotify Hot List!

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Pendulum announce UK Arena Tour

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

Fresh from hitting up Gunnersbury Park alongside Limp Bizkit, Pendulum have announced a full UK Arena Tour which will take place in March.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Pendulum live in London

The Used reveal UK Tour

“UK! It has been far too long (since 2018!) and we’ve missed you so much. We’re so excited to come back this December”. Those were the words of The Used as they announced a new headline UK Tour.

Support will come from The Home Team and Honey Revenge.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘Toxic Positivity’ from The Used

The Cult announce special ‘Death Cult’ tour

The Cult have revealed details of a very special tour focusing on their early material and material from predecessors Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.

Tickets are here.

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Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun reveal headline dates

Recent Podcast guests Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun have revealed a new headline tour which will take place this autumn.

The band commented, “Our first tour since 2019. We’ll be playing songs from our new album as well as all our old favourites. Don’t miss out! Stoked to see you all.”

Tickets are here.

Watch Episode 30 of The Full Pelt Music Podcast with guests Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun

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Read our review of ‘Colour’ from Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun

Black Orchid Empire set up new tour dates

Fellow Full Pelt Music Podcast alumni Black Orchid Empire have also revealed a new set of headline dates which take place this October.

Tickets are here.

Watch Episode Episode 22 of The Full Pelt Music Podcast with guests Black Orchid Empire

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Oxymorrons – ‘Look Alive (Netic)’

Oxymorrons share new single, ‘Look Alive (Netic)’ from upcoming debut album, ‘Melanin Punk’.

The band explains, “’Look Alive’ is the perfect sonic representation of our unique blend of Rock and Hip-Hop. It hits hard, exudes energy, and lives authentically in both spaces. With swaggy, unapologetic vibes, it simultaneously uplifts while delivering a powerful message: ‘Hard Times Get Better.’ Stay focused, Stay Active, and Push Forward, always Look Alive.”

Noise – ‘Victor’

Glasgow four-piece Noise share ‘Victor’ from newly announced debut EP, ‘Not Until Tomorrow Night’.

“Our debut EP explores the link between nostalgia and the present,” explain the band. “These themes are woven into retellings of classic novels such as Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray with a modern twist. The songs perfectly represent our musical ideals and we’re immensely proud of them.”

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Matthew Lowry – ‘Coming For You’

Matthew Lowry shares latest single, ‘Coming For You’.

“I knew right away when I wrote the riff for this song that I needed to follow through on it.  It was so much fun from the start because, for a long time, my songwriting had been missing the hard rock that I grew up loving. The stuff that made me want to put a guitar on.  A little Southern flare mixed with the rock anthems I blasted throughout my entire childhood. No better way to be honest with yourself and move forward than to let out the real stuff you have inside. And since this album is about that journey to embrace yourself and move forward in life, it was perfect. 

Once this was tracked in the studio, that feeling I had from the start was confirmed. I wanted this to be the final single before the album came out.  Lyrically, it’s pretty straightforward: I’m over trying to be anything for anyone. No more fear, no more paranoia. I’m bringing my shit front and center. This is me, this is my music, this is who I am.

Then to be really me, we knew that we wanted to make the video as ridiculous and goofy as we could.  Since I started planning the album, I had this idea for the “Flamingo County Games” as a Jackass style backwoods Florida olympics.  A bit of a nod to the Foo Fighters in their golden era of amazing music videos with those huge rock anthems. In the end, it all came together, and I honestly could not be happier. ” -Matthew Lowry

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Rival Sons reveal UK Tour

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

We start off this week with the best tour announcements from the past week and up first is the return to the UK of Rival Sons this Autumn.

The band have announced their long-awaited return to the UK & Europe this autumn taking their two forthcoming new albums, ‘DARKFIGHTER’ and ‘LIGHTBRINGER’ on the road, across Europe for a 30-date run.
 
‘DARKFIGHTER’ is set to arrive worldwide June 2nd.

Guitarist Scott Holiday comments: “Dear friends on the other side of the pond, DARKFIGHTER is coming for you! AND LIGHTBRINGER is coming for you too! We’re finally able to come back to you and bring you NEW music! Music that has been firmly situated in our hearts. Nothing makes me happier than to think about experiencing these albums together and making them into something entirely new and different every night. Let’s make something symbiotic, alive, that we’ll want to remember forever!”

Tickets and pre-orders are here.

Read our review of Rival Sons live in Norwich

New Order set new live dates

The legendary New Order revealed a new set of live dates this week including a new date at the O2 Arena in London.

Support comes from Confidence Man.

Tickets are here.

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Gary Numan announces special acoustic tour

The last tour announcement in our News Report this week comes from the iconic Gary Numan.

Numan has confirmed a very special acoustic tour set for this Autumn.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Gary Numan live in Norwich

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Trophy Eyes debut ‘What Hurts The Most’

Trophy Eyes – ‘What Hurts The Most’

We move our News Report onwards now to the best new releases of the last week and start with Trophy Eyes.

The group have debuted their new single, ‘What Hurts The Most’, which you can check out above.

The track will feature on newly announced upcoming album, ‘Suicide and Sunshine’, which will be out June 23rd.

“It’s the human experience,” says frontman John Floreani. “What we experience and how we navigate it. The millions of tiny flashes of light that are memories and thoughts and feelings and smells, all those little moments make up a lifetime. They’re beautifully tragic because they don’t mean anything to anyone, and on the scale of everything in the universe don’t mean a damn thing. But it’s so beautiful that they happen in the first place.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘What Hurts The Most’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

The View share ‘Neon Lights’

The View – ‘Neon Lights’

Next up are The View who have released their latest single, ‘Neon Lights’, which you can listen to above.

The song comes from new album, ‘Exorcism of Youth’, which is out August 11th.

Bassist Kieran Webster says, “‘Neon Lights’ intends to hold a mirror up to today’s ultra capitalist society, and the institutions who keep this unfair system in place for their own benefit.” 

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Gengahr debut ‘In The Moment’

Gengahr – ‘In The Moment’

Gengahr this week shared news that their new album, ‘Red Sun Titans’, will be out June 9th.

Coinciding with the release was new single, ‘In The Moment’, which you can check out above.

Speaking on the single, frontman Felix Bushe says, “‘In The Moment’ reflects upon the necessity to break away from our daily routine and create meaningful memories. As much as sunny days and laughter with friends, ‘In The Moment’ celebrates the late hours without inhibition, where dreams lead and tomorrow lingers.”

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Lottery Winners debut ‘Burning House’

Lottery Winners – ‘Burning House’

There was more new music this week from the fantastic Lottery Winners, as the band continue to prepare for the release of new album, ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’, which is out April 28th.

You can listen to their latest track, ‘Burning House’, above!

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Another Sky return with ‘Psychopath’

Another Sky – ‘Psychopath’

Next in our News Report our Another Sky who have returned with their first new music in three years.

You can check out their return single, ‘Psychopath’, above.

More here.

Listen to ‘Psychopath’ on our Spotify Hot List!

The Datsuns share ‘Ugly Leather’

The Datsuns – ‘Ugly Leather’

The Datsuns also have new music on offer this week as they shared their latest single, ‘Ugly Leather’, which you can check out above.

More here.

Read our review of ‘Eye To Eye’ from The Datsuns

The Raven Age debut ‘Serpents Tongue’

The Raven Age – ‘Serpents Tongue’

The Raven Age have debuted their latest single, ‘Serpents Tongue’, which you can check out above.

The track will feature on new album, ‘Blood Omen’, which is due out on July 7th.

“‘Serpents Tongue’ from the off felt like a very special track for us,” says singer Matt James. “It’s that perfect balance between melodic and heaviness. There are so many different styles going on, but they all work and complement each other as a whole.”
 
Guitarist George Harris continues, “‘Serpents Tongue’ is one of our favourites from the album and we knew it’d be a single straight away. Conceptually, the song is about deceit and lies, how you can only truly trust yourself and the loneliness that comes with that. 
 
“The music video was shot at Revesby Abbey in Lincolnshire, which is an old derelict manor house that was also used to house American fighter pilots during the war. The concept is a play on the title ‘Serpents Tongue’ and is based around the character Medusa. We wanted to create a B-movie horror theme, in a haunted house/Addams Family style and have some fun with it. So that’s where the idea of having other creepy characters like the mummy, werewolf and three eyed man came from. They’re all invited along to a dinner party for the weird and wonderful, Medusa is taking orders from the Raven King and turns the guests to stone.”

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Eva Under Fire share cover of ‘War Pigs’

Eva Under Fire – ‘War Pigs’

Eva Under Fire have shared their version of Black Sabbath classic ‘War Pigs’, which you can check out above.

Frontwoman Eva Marie comments: “This cover pays tribute to yet another legend who has inspired us. My early days of falling in love with rock music included OzzFest and singing along to Black Sabbath on the way to school in the back of my parents minivan so it’s a bit of a full circle moment for me personally. It’s crazy that the lyrics in this song still ring true and are relevant today. Although the lyricism highlights the sad truth about the power hungry evils of the world, I also think it speaks volumes about how timeless this song really is. As a blue collar slave to the grind, I wanna thank Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath for this one. Generations later, we feel heard because of your song”.

More here.

Listen to ‘War Pigs’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

XANDRIA unveil video for ‘My Curse Is My Redemption’

XANDRIA – ‘My Curse Is My Redemption’

XANDRIA our next in our News Report with the new video for ‘My Curse Is Redemption’, which you can check out above.

XANDRIA on ‘My Curse Is My Redemption’: “As many of you Xandria fans have named this song as one of your favorites from the new album, we decided to make a video for it – with beautiful pictures underlining the meaning of the lyrics: Music, art, as something that can derive from painful experiences, and then not only heal you, but also others. It is a wonderful gift for us all then.

Another musical colour from the rich palette of our album “The Wonders Still Awaiting”, on which each song has its very own identity and its own atmosphere. This one is symphonic for sure, but also has some straight rock vibes, and a certain 80’s flavour to it. It is melancholic but also has a hopeful twist, in both the music and the lyrics.

We noticed that it is a wonderful song to play live – and we are looking forward to play that song for you on the upcoming tour!”

More here.

Listen to ‘My Curse Is Redemption’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

BLACKGOLD share ‘Villain’

BLACKGOLD – ‘Villain’

BLACKGOLD also had new music on offer this week through, ‘Villain’, which you can check out above.

“To villainize someone is to make them out to be the bad guy. This implies that they aren’t necessarily as bad as they’re being described. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always be the Villain someones story.” – Spookz – Vocals

More here.

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

The Cruel Knives debut ‘All Your Heroes Hate You’

The Cruel Knives – ‘All Your Heroes Hate You’

The final new release in our News Report this week comes from The Cruel Knives.

You can check out their latest single, ‘All Your Heroes Hate You’, above now.

Listen to ‘All Your Heroes Hate You’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

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paradise fell. – ‘LOVE STAINED.’

After a phenomenal launch in early 2023 alternative artist paradise fell. has followed this up with their sophomore single titled ‘LOVE STAINED’.

“LOVE STAINED. was the beginning of our journey exposing a generation of forgotten voices. Lyrically this song helped me struggle amongst the midst of a twisted personal divorce. It quickly became a soundboard for me to build the vision of this project into. LOVE STAINED is a generational calling. A statement that in a day and age where instant gratification is so easily accessible, as a society we have become numb, stained by love and have lost touch with what that word really means”. – paradise fell.

Penny Rich – ‘Spirals’

‘Spirals’ is the latest single from Cardiff-based punk trio Penny Rich.

Discussing the meaning behind the track, the band explain: “‘Spirals’ is a song about finding futile solutions to life’s upward and downward spirals from the point of view of someone with underlying perfectionism and OCD. It explores the subconscious reflex of reaching for all-encompassing answers to your problems, be it a fad diet, a new routine, etc. Eventually, these solutions all ultimately fail, leaving you back at the bottom, at the start of the next spiral.

This song is very personal to Ant, who has long suffered with body dysmorphia stemming from underlying perfectionism and OCD. The song reflects the years of both physical and mental yo-yo’ing, leading to the conclusion that treating these underlying causes is the only way to eventually finding freedom from this never-ending cycle.”

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Swear Blind – ‘Waster’

Alt-Rock Nottingham natives Swear Blind share their debut single, ‘Waster’.

Drew Lawson says: “a certain global event gave us the time to finish a project we’ve been working on for many years and to continue our writing. It gave us a new focus in doing the things that we love doing, plus it gave us a good reason to hang out! We’ve been mates for years so that wasn’t an opportunity we wanted to miss.”

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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.

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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!”

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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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Rival Sons

UEA LCR, Norwich

Monday 27th June 2022

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RIVAL SONS – NORWICH – LIVE REVIEW

It was March 2012, some ten years ago now, that I first discovered Rival Sons on this very stage. The band supported Black Stone Cherry here at the UEA LCR in Norwich and instantly had a new fan.

I was captivated by the incredible power of the band and the unbelievable voice of singer Jay Buchanan. The bands most recent release at the time was their breakthrough second album, ‘Pressure & Time’, so imagine my delight that the band are back on this stage tonight playing that album in its entirety!

My history of this band in this venue doesn’t stop there however. Two years later in 2014 the band headlined the venue for the first time and I attended to review for another publication. Just two songs in Buchanan departed the stage unable to continue and the show abruptly ended. The last song played, you guessed it, ‘Pressure and Time’.

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The band made up for that show in 2015 and now some seven years later they return with Buchanan acknowledging onstage “…I remember this place…”. Before that though we have the support band!

Tonight, that band is Dirty Honey who hark back to that night of discovery a decade ago by delivering a blistering set of classic rock infused numbers that somehow seems to channel the same energy as Rival Sons way back when.

Many in the crowd appear clued in and lap up the likes of ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘When I’m Gone’. I can certainly see history repeating itself and Dirty Honey making similar strides to those of our headliners tonight.

The weird time warp that I find myself in then comes full circle with Rival Sons arriving on stage and banging out ‘Pressure & Time’ in full with very little time spent coming up for air.

It isn’t until the band plough through the tracks that you remember just how many great tracks are on this album. ‘All Over the Road’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Burn Down Los Angeles’, ‘Gypsy Heart’ and ‘White Noise’ all stand out this evening.

It’s not until after they return from a very short intermission that the band begin to engage with the audience and the atmosphere becomes more relaxed. ‘Open My Eyes’ and ‘Electric Man’ certainly help to loosen up the crowd a little.

There are stunning moments with Buchanan demonstrating those hauntingly good vocals on ‘Jordan’ and ‘Shooting Stars’ before the band stretch their legs on ‘Feral Roots’.

They close out the show with ‘Do Your Worst’ and new track ‘Nobody Wants To Die’, and the audience are sent into the night happy. We’ve relived the past and looked to the future, and we’ve celebrated the fact that Rival Sons remain an incredible force live.

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Fontaines D.C. reveal UK Tour dates

Welcome to another edition of our weekly music News Report! We are starting off this week with the latest tour announcements including the above from Fontaines D.C..

Yes, it was a busy news week for the band as they revealed a lengthy trek around the UK and Ireland including a huge show at London’s Eventim Apollo.

Not just that, they also debuted their new single, ‘Skinty Fia’, from their upcoming album of the same name which arrives April 22nd. Check out the track below.

Fontaines D.C.

Pre-orders and tickets here.

Read our review of Fontaines D.C. live in Cambridge

Nine Inch Nails announce additional UK dates

The legendary Nine Inch Nails this week added 3 additional shows to their UK stopover in June. The band will now play Glasgow, Manchester and London in addition to their already announced dates at The Eden Project.

Tickets are here.

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The Amazons announce UK Tour and debut new single ‘Bloodrush’

Another band having a big news week was The Amazons. The band revealed a UK Tour, including a date at the Roundhouse in Camden, taking place this Autumn.

They also had a new single to debut, and you can listen to ‘Bloodrush’ below. The track will feature on their upcoming new album, ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’.

The Amazons – ‘Bloodrush’

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Rival Sons announce 10th Anniversary ‘Pressure & Time’ shows

American rockers Rival Sons will be returning to the UK this Summer for a special 10th Anniversary Tour celebrating their album, ‘Pressure & Time’.

Tickets are here.

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Maximo Park announce the Sïngular Tour and new single ‘Great Art’

This week saw Maximo Park announce the ‘Sïngular Tour’ featuring only singles that will take place this coming Autumn.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band debuted new single, ‘Great Art’, which you can check out below.

Singer Paul Smith comments on the new single:

“The song is about the insidious nature of Conservative ideology, and a response to people who say, “at least we’ll get some great art out of it!” We’re excited to have new material to play alongside our other singles on the Sïngular tour – we’ve always written songs crammed full of hooks, so that’s our ideal medium in some ways.”

Maximo Park – ‘Great Art’

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Ugly Kid Joe reveal UK dates

To coincide with their arena shows with Thunder, Ugly Kid Joe have now revealed a string of headline shows across the UK this May & June.

Tickets are here.

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Youth Killed It reveal UK Tour

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The final tour for our News Report this week comes from Youth Killed It, as the band reveal a plethora of dates around the UK this summer.

Tickets are here.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers debut new track ‘Not The One’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Not The One’

We move on now to the latest new music releases from the past week as out News Report continues. First up is the latest track from Red Hot Chili Peppers ahead of their upcoming album ‘Unlimited Love’.

That album arrives April 1st, but you can listen to new track ‘Not The One’ above.

Pre-order your album here.

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Shinedown debut ‘The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo’

Shinedown – ‘The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo’

There was also new music this week from Shinedown. You can listen to their new track, ‘The Saints of Violence and Innuendo’ above.

The song will feature on their new album, ‘Planet Zero’, which is out April 22nd.

Pre-order your copy here.

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Nothing More unveil new track ‘Turn It Up Like’

Nothing More – ‘Turn It Up Like’

Nothing More also had new music on offer this week with their latest single, ‘Turn It Up Like’. You can listen to the track above, which will feature on their upcoming new album.

Frontman Jonny Hawkins spoke about the inspiration behind the song in a statement, saying,  “This song is a reflection of how we all felt for the last two years, online.  Fear and hate have become our god.”

More from the band here.

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Reef debut ‘Best of Me’

Reef – ‘Best Of Me’

Reef debuted their new single, ‘Best of Me’ this week, and you can listen above. The track will feature on their new album, ‘Shoot Me Your Ace’, which is released April 29th.

“We want this album to make people just feel good about living, to appreciate life, to give them inspiration to play guitar or drums or sing or whatever they’ve got going on right now,” comments bassist Jack Bessant. “We’ve made a killer rock’n’roll record. And we want to go out and rock.”

Pre-order your copy here.

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Standon Calling adds 40+ new names

We head across to Standon Calling now as our News Report switches focus to the weeks festival announcements.

This week saw the day and stage splits for the event plus 40+ new acts such as Declan McKenna, Razorlight, The Mysterines, Crawlers, Snapped Ankles and more.

They join the already announced Madness, The Subways, Yard Act, Primal Scream and Bob Vylan.

Tickets and information here.

Read our review of ‘Reeling’ from The Mysterines

Victorious Festival adds new acts

Another festival adding additional acts this past week was Victorious Festival.

New acts include Bombay Bicycle Club, The Longest Johns, Embrace and Bessie Turner.

They join an already packed line-up including Stereophonics, James, Primal Scream, Paolo Nutini, The Wombats, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, White Lies, The Subways, We Are Scientists and Editors.

Tickets and information here.

Read our review of ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ from The Wombats

Manic Street Preachers to headline High Tide Festival

Just along the coast in Bournemouth, Manic Street Preachers will be headlining High Tide Festival.

They’ll be joined by Supergrass, The Subways, Dodgy, Beans On Toast and more.

Tickets and information here.

Read our review of Manic Street Preachers live in Cambridge

Splendour Festival confirms full line-up

Splendour Festival will return to Wollaton Park in Nottingham this July, and this week the event finalised its line-up with new additions including We Are Scientists, Coach Party, The Skinner Brothers and Deco.

They join the likes of Richard Ashcroft, Supergrass, Razorlight, Ocean Colour Scene, and The Magic Numbers.

Tickets are here.

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Luton’s Castlefest reveal line-up

Our final festival in this weeks News Report is Luton event Castlefest who this week revealed their first wave of acts.

The event will be headlined by As Everything Unfolds and Death Blooms.

Tickets here.

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As always we complete our News Report with the latest acts to be added to our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist!

‘THIS IS FOR YOU’ – CLASSLESS ACT

First up is ‘This Is For You’ the new single from young rockers Classless Act. The single guest features The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.

Classless Act’s lead singer Derek Day expressed his excitement over the band’s latest single, saying, “It’s a dream come true for Classless Act to be a part of the Better Noise family. And the boys and I have been working really hard to give you something to shake your ass to. Now, summer’s here and the time is right for a couple of guitars, some bass and drums and a whole buncha me. Let’s get to it!!”

Collaborator Justin Hawkins shared his thoughts about hopping on the track, “One Tuesday night in February I gazed up onto the Swiss night sky. There, to my surprise I witnessed the beaming of The Hawk signal onto a passing cloud. After months of inactivity, I was called into action. My mission? To provide a face melting guitar solo to Classless Act’s ‘This is For You.’ I grasped my Gibson 335, headed into the hawk cave and within 24 hours the solo was born.”

‘JENNY’ – RATS

Next we have ‘Jenny’ the latest single from young indie starlets RATS.

Frontman Joe Maddocks says, “‘Jenny’ is a story about a student who is forced to go to uni by her parents, but she has bigger dreams that soon turn sour.” 

‘STARTING OVER’ – THE LAZY EYES

Finally is ‘Starting Over’ from Aussie psych-rock four-piece The Lazy Eyes.

In their own words, the band explain, “This song was written back in our high school days like the other songs are on the album. I remember having an inkling for the verse on acoustic guitar and thinking “meh” so I just left it be. After a while though, the song came back to me after jamming on the piano. I fleshed it out (admittedly with some pretty cringey lyrics back then) and whipped up a GarageBand demo for the boys. After that, we put it on Soundcloud and it was building some traction… soon after we wiped everything in the search for a new start, you could say we were ‘Starting Over’.”

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