Track Of The Day: By The Sea – Eveline

If your dreams had a soundtrack, Eveline would be the standout track. Light and airy and beautifully psychedelic, the Wirral band have produced an anthemic track that makes it self at home in a wonderfully poetic album. With Bill Ryder-Jones on board, the band is just going to grow from strength to strength, keep your eyes peeled for By The Sea.

We recommend that you should buy the album HERE!

We will be reviewing it for you shortly!

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CRUSHING BLOWS Release New EP – Stream!

Crushing Blows are a two-piece, noise pop band from Derbyshire who have drawn comparisons to Battles, Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire. Despite their broad influences (My Bloody Valentine, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Pixies) the band have a developed a sound that is both extremely distinctive and exceptional.

Since forming in 2010, Crushing Blows have been championed by Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens (who put them on at The Social) and had airplay from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 & BBC Introducing. They have also played festivalssuch as Y Not, T in the Park & Liverpool Sound City and supported Cerebal Ballzy, D/R/U/G/S & The Xcerts to name but a few.

The new EP is due for release on 12th November through the band’s own label, Super Heavy Weight Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jim Cork (Crash of Rhinos) and the title track was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show.

We’ll have a full review of the EP this week!

Crushing Blows are; Andrew Foster – Drums / Vocals / Keyboard and Chris Jones – Guitar / Vocals.

 TOUR DATES

 

Fri 19th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff

Sat 20th Oct – Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (Matinee show)

Sat 20th October – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool w/ Bear Cavalry

Sun 21st October – The Library, Leeds w/ Metz

Mon 22nd October – TBC

Tues 23rd October – The Old Blue Last, London w/ Bear Cavalry

Wed 24th October – The Firebug, Leicester

Thurs 25th October – JT Soar, Nottingham

Fri 26th Oct – TBC

Sat 27th October – The Cavern, Exeter

 

Track List:

1.       The People You Will Never Meet

2.        I Dream of Becoming A Girl

3.        Love is Dangerous

4.        No Halcyon

 

Track Of The Day: The Verdict – The Same Mistakes

One of the UK’s brightest young talents have made it as our Track Of The Day once again! Following the success of winning the ‘Rock The House’ competition, the band won some recording time and the brilliant ‘The Same Mistakes’ has been born! It’s an elegant, powerful rock and roll tune that will surely garner them some deserved attention both locally and nationwide!

Make sure you check them out on Twitter and keep your eye on them!

The Vaccines Announce Headline Tour!

The Vaccines have announced dates of a headline November UK tour to follow the release of their second album The Vaccines Come Of Age, on Monday September 3rd 2012.  

The November tour comes off the back of an exceptionally busy Summer for the band who have played main stages at Field Day, Isle of Wight, T in the Park, supported The Stone Roses in Heaton Park, Manchester, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Europe and played shows in Russia, South Korea and Japan over the summer months.

The Vaccines most recently appeared on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds festival weekender, attracting one of the biggest crowds of the weekend.

Tickets for the November tour go on sale from 9amWednesday 29th August and are available to buy here for non Scottish dates: gigsandtours.com & here for all Scottish dates: www.gigsinscotland.com.

Across the dates The Vaccines will be supported by Fucked Up, Diiv, Deap Vally, and Pale.  Fucked Up will be special guests at London Alexandra Palace.

The dates are: 

15th Nov Plymouth, Pavilions

17th Nov London, Alexandra Palace

19th Nov Leicester, De Montford Hall

21st Nov Manchester, Apollo

22nd Nov Liverpool, University

23rd Nov Doncaster, Dome

25th Nov Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

26th Nov Glasgow, O2 Academy

27th Nov Newcastle, O2 Academy

29th Nov Birmingham, O2 Academy

30th Nov Bournemouth, O2 Academy

The Vaccines Come Of Age was recorded at the ICP studios in Brussels and Distillery in Bath with producer Ethan Johns, 

The album will also be released as a deluxe 2 CD edition featuring 3 bonus tracks, Runaway, Possessive and Misbehaviour. The second CD features a recording of their recent live show at the Brighton Centre on May 7th 2012.

Forthcoming (2nd) single, Teenage Icon will be released through Columbia Records on Sunday September 2nd 2012.  The first single from the album No Hope was released in early July.

The Vaccines Come Of Age follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? which was released in March 2011.

The Vaccines are: Arni Arnason (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar / vocals), Pete Robertson (drums) & Justin Young (vocals / guitar).

WET NUNS Unveil New Video For ‘Why You So Cold?’ + Pre-Order Link!

Pre-Order the 7 Inch Vinyl right here, it’s backed with an exclusive B-Side too! PRE-ORDER VINYL

Wet Nuns have announced their brand new single ‘Why You So Cold?’ will be released on September 10th 2012, along with a full UK tour and festival dates at both Reading & Leeds Festivals and Bestival.

Recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton (who produced the most recent Arctic Monkeys singles as well as The Kills, Roots Manuva and MIA), the new single is another howling track, following the explosive singles ‘Heaven’s Below’ and ‘Throttle’ that led NME to hail Wet Nuns as one of the top 20 “Bands To Watch for 2012”.

The new single also comes accompanied with a brilliant stop motion video, painstakingly hand-embroidered over six months by artist Toni Buckby.

After their upcoming performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and Bestival, Wet Nuns are set to hit the road again in September for a full UK tour. If you haven’t witnessed a Wet Nuns show yet, then you’ve missed something damn awe-inspiring. The two-piece from South Yorkshire have been blowing venues around the UK apart all year with their hell-bent explosion of songs about “women, death and beer”.

Acclaimed performances at The Great Escape Festival, Liverpool Sound City, London’s Borderline for The Fly Magazine, The 100 Club for Converse, and their own headline tour earlier in the year have cemented them as one of the must-see bands to see in 2012.

Wet Nuns new single ‘Why You So Cold’ is released on September 10th 2012 on limited edition 7” vinyl and as a digital download.

Tickets for Wet Nuns September tour are on sale from www.artistticket.com now.

WET NUNS ‘WHY YOU SO COLD’ TOUR 2012;

24th Aug – READING – Reading Festival
25th Aug – LEEDS – Leeds Festival
06th Sept – LONDON – Barfly
07th Sept – ISLE OF WIGHT – Bestival
12th Sept – BRISTOL – Louisiana
13th Sept – BRIGHTON – The Hope
14th Sept – HASTINGS – Brass Monkey
15th Sept – BEDFORD – Bedford Pad
16th Sept – BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
20th Sept – LIVERPOOL – Shipping Forecast
21st Sept – LEEDS – Packhorse
22nd Sept – FORFAR – The Plough
23rd Sept – EDINBURGH – Electric Circus
27th Sept – YORK – Stereo
28th Sept – WAKEFIELD – Hop
29th Sept – NOTTINGHAM – Stealth vs Rescued
04th Oct – MANCHESTER – Castle
05th Oct – MILTON KEYNES – Sno! Bar
06th Oct – BOURNEMOUTH – 60 Million Postcards

WEBSITE / SOCIAL NETWORKS;

http://www.wetnuns.com
http://www.facebook.com/wetnuns
http://twitter.com/wetnuns
http://soundcloud.com/wet-nuns

Live: MILES KANE Sets V Festival Ablaze!

Following the split of The Rascals in August 2009, Miles Kane has embarked on what can only be described as an astonishing solo career. Granted, the fame and attention Kane received as one half of The Last Shadow Puppets has helped but over the last 18 months, he has really gained his own identity. He released a very solid debut album in ‘Colour Of The Trap’ and has backed it up with a maturer accomplished single in ‘First Of My Kind’. For Miles Kane, the sky is the limit.

One of the most attractive aspects of Kane’s solo career, apart from his jeans, is his live show. From seeing him perform with The Rascals back in 2009, to his tiny introductory show at the Monto Water Rats in November 2010 through to his massive headline shows and colossal festival slots all around Europe, Kane has never let us down. Guaranteed to put a huge grin on your face and make you sing along until you can’t feel your vocal chords, time spent going to see him perform is time well spent. And the same can be said about his performance at V Festival.

Entering the stage with the usual spring in his step and opening with the mod-pop-tastic riff laden ‘Rearrange’, the crowd knows it’s in for a treat! Blazing through the song, Kane encourages the crowd to get involved with the ‘Let It Outs’ that precede the huge belting chorus. ‘Kingcrawler’ is met with a similar bouncing mentality as the crowd joins in with the chanting before Kane and his band let rip with the foot stomping love cover up ‘Better Left Invisible’. Before the latest trumpet clad single ‘First Of My Kind’, Kane claimed he was ‘very excited to be here’ but with his unparalleled optimism and enthusiasm, isn’t he excited to be everywhere?

After gliding through ‘My Fantasy’, the sexy ‘Happenstance’ and powering through the Jaques Dutronc classic ‘Le Responsible’ which incidentally, Kane has really made his own, the crowd launch into a frenzy with sing-a-long favourite ‘Quicksand’. Kane draws the set to a close with his first single ‘Inhaler’ which is met with mosh-pits and a large amount of bouncing and arm waving from the crowd. Arguably the best is saved until last, after ploughing through ‘Come Closer’, Kane receives a huge reception from his audience, by this time in the palm of his hand, and the familiar ‘Mi-les’ chant rings around the arena followed by the ‘ah-ah-ah woah’ conclusion to the curtain closing song.

In short, keep your eye on Miles Kane as our fellow Wirral-er’s reputation is only going to grow. Bring on album number two.

Setlist

  1. Rearrange
  2. Kingcrawler
  3. Better Left Invisible
  4. First Of My Kind
  5. My Fantasy
  6. Happenstance
  7. Le Responsible
  8. Quicksand
  9. Counting Down The Days
  10. Inhaler
  11. Come Closer

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