WALE – New Release

With the release of their 4th studio album ‘Come Together’ and positive feedback from fans  in their home country The Netherlands and in the US, W.A.L.E. are a band who merge years of experience with a fresh attitude to songwriting.

‘Not like another day’, a catchy classic rock track with an element of pop. This song invites the listener to step out of an ordinary life. Written  a while back in 2002, Harry explains the song is about “opening your eyes, believing in yourself and look at your world in different way.”

Farewell to The Enemy

After ten years, one of Britain’s best loved, home grown indie talents have announced they will disband in 2016.

Since forming in Coventry in 2006, The Enemy hae produced three Top 10 albums and 2015 release, It’s Automatic, which peaked at Number 21 in the UK charts. Early successes include the debut single ‘40 days, 40 nights’ selling out all 1000 copies of its limited 7” in under 24 hours; platinum debut album We’ll Live and Die in These Towns charting at Number 1 with singles ‘Away From Here’ (Top 10) and ‘Had Enough’ (Top 5) gaining the band an army of loyal fans. The second album Music For The People was released in 2009 and charted atNumber 2, achieving gold status, and third full length Streets In The Sky (2012) shot straight into the Top 10. Industry recognition in the form of a Q Award (Best New Act), XFM Award (Best British Debut Album) andNME Award (Best New Band) coupled with strong record sales (1,000,000 to date) and passionate live performances on sell out tours are just a few highlights from The Enemy’s decade together.

“As we stand on stage for the last few times on this tour, I’ll be cherishing the last fleeting moments of a decade that has shaped who we all are, bands and fans alike. We all know what we’ll be sharing. Come, bring your hearts, bring your lungs and leave with our songs, take them onto the streets and into your lives and keep them alive for us forever”.

 

Thursday 15 September – O2 Ritz, Manchester

Friday 16 September – O2 Forum, Kentish Town

Saturday 17 September – The Empire, Coventry

Saturday 24 September – Newcastle, O2 Academy

Sunday 25 September – Leeds, O2 Academy

Monday 26 September – Glasgow, O2 ABC

facebook.com/theenemy
@theenemyband

 

Tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk  – 

Introducing: Penny Mob

London three piece , Penny Mob,  likened to the greats of British Indie such as The Kinks, Oasis, Cast, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, The Sex Pistols and more, are very quickly winning fans in the music and entertainment industry.

When a band can count Amazing Radio tastemaker Jim Gellatly among their fans, then that’s a sign that they are onto a good thing. The momentum is only set to increase with the release of double A-side single ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’.

There are further plans ahead to release an EP and singles in the spring and summer. In the meantime, the tracks below give a solid indication of the qualityPic 28.jpg that will be on offer.

 

Electrifying self-titled debut album from Belfast rock band, The Irontown Diehards

Belfast band, The Irontown Diehards, deliver this self-titled debut album, a hi-octane rock riff-fest set for release on May 27th.

 

Citing Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry and Bon Jovi as influences, The Irontown Diehards are a band that hard rock enthusiasts worldwide need in their iTunes libraries. Making up their sound are belting vocal hooks, speeding rhythms and headbanging riffs that’ll leave your neck toned.

As described by Belfast Metalheads Reunited: ‘they have combined the essential elements to forge a fierce rock sound that is delivered as if they wield a battleaxe’.

 

A formidable live act, the band match their lively sound with a distinctive image, dressing unconventionally in Victorian worker garb as if they just so happened to stumble out of a time machine into the 21st Century and discover electric guitars. All the members have previously played in top Northern Ireland rock and metal bands including Last Known Addiction, Almighty Fallen, Stormzone, Warcrux and Dead Zebra. Their collective musical experience shows, both in their musicianship and their performance.

 

‘Fly High’ is the lead single, a soaring ballad with an explosive chorus. It features a cracking guitar solo and culminates into a mighty and epic crescendo.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asBNz9dqWV0

‘’…there is no doubt that they are bringing something new and interesting to a Northern Ireland scene in which it can sometimes be difficult to find’’ write Planet Mosh.

The album will be available for pre-order shortly, ready for its release on May 27th.

Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/step-inside-promotional-single/id1007239482

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theirontowndiehards/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/itdiehards

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJ71UB2DeoX_S6wAkQKgkw

 

Bull Funk Zoo – ‘Would you’ Review

Dubai Based one man band Assaad Lakkis (Bull Funk Zoo), is ready to rock your world with his new single  ‘Would you’ taking influences from a variety of genres and iconic names from ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ to ‘Royal Blood’. The new single combines genres seamlessly and will have you yearning for more. Bull Funk Zoo is definitely one to watch with an ever-growing audience and increasing fan base. His debut, gained the highest rating for an unsigned band by Rolling Stone and we can definitely see why. With a new album in the pipeline he’s definitely one to watch.

His new single combines attitude, heart, grace and an in-your-face kind of approach.”  Take a listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYjgKDTfEk

The Single ‘Would You’ is out on 29th April 2016.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/bullfunkzoo/

https://twitter.com/bullfunkzoo

https://www.instagram.com/bullfunkzoo/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BullFunkZoo

https://soundcloud.com/bullfunkzoo

https://bullfunkzoo.bandcamp.com

 

New York noise-punks Polonium release tumultuous track ‘Tuberculosis’

Originally written 20 years ago and only now released, this skull-crushing brain-battering single sees Polonium frontman Foley portraying the character of an office drone on the edge to the accompaniment of some brutal and relentless chugging guitars.

I spent the 12 best years of my life / Behind a desk”

Many years in the making, the album’s latest album Seraphim is thankfully anything but a waste time.

 

The Breaking Pattern revitalise emo rock on spectacular new album, ‘There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins’

Here are some debutants that rock…

The face of the Phoenix emo revival movement’ – The Huffington Post

Arizona indie rock group, The Breaking Pattern, are bringing a fresh new sound to the emo scene on their debut album There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins. Anthemic vocals and reverb-soaked guitars make for a euphoric and equally lovelorn summery sound.

The band cite emo and pop-punk acts such as Real Friends, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and The Hotelier as influences. Fellow Arizona indie rockers Lydia have offered the band much support, their guitarist Justin Camacho even co-writing songs with the band in the past.

The album lyrically tackles the hurdles of a failing relationship. The band’s frontman explains: ‘The album is somewhat of a break-up album, chronicling the various stages of a doomed relationship from the moments leading up to the split until the resolution and recovery. I say “somewhat” because it is not a concept album. The songs do not tell one specific story, but are a compilation of personal experience and the stories I’ve witnessed from friends who had their own hearts disintegrated into red dust.

 

Producer Cory Spotts engineers the record, having worked with other esteemed Arizona acts including The Maine, The Summer Set, BlessTheFall and Job for a Cowboy.

 

Within the first few months of their formation, the band opened for celebrated acts such as Emarosa, This Century, Weatherbox and The Rocket Summer. They have since sold out multiple shows.

 

Vocalist Derek Hackman previously fronted a band called Ezer. Having long had a passion for music, he began writing songs aged 11. Moving house frequently as a child, Derek dealt with long periods of social isolation that fuelled his songwriting. The first time he ever sang live was at his high school graduation – in front of 6000 people. He was so nervous he vomited in the bathroom only minutes prior to going up on stage.

 

Derek is also a published poet and has a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

Making up the band’s other members include drummer Brandon (who also handles a lot of the photography), guitarist Nick (who happens to also be an award-winning coffee roaster) and bassist Jacob (who is Columbian and fluent in Spanish).

 

A promo video for the album’s opening track ‘Let Love go’ is available here: https://youtu.be/c3mzFSMi22w

There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins is out April 8th.

Links:

Www.TheBreakingPattern.Bandcamp.Com

Www.Youtube.com/TheBreakingPattern

 

Www.Facebook.Com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Twitter.com/TheBreakPattern

Noisy New Orleans band Colossal Heads release tumultuous new rock track ‘Mammoths’


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The title track off their upcoming EP Mammoths, this loud and noisy rock single comes from New Orleans band Colossal Heads. It kicks off with some spacey dissonance before plummeting into a tumultuous and excitingly unpredictable riff-fest, topped with some wild and powerful vocals. Their raw take on rock is reflected in their stripped-back lifestyle, touring from New Orleans to California whilst living out of a Toyota. Their new EP drops April 29th.

Links:

http://www.thecolossalheads.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDf8jR1fhtUhHqZStJ8JJ0g

https://www.facebook.com/TheColossalHeads

www.soundcloud.com/colossalheads

 

Sound of the Week: Big Zero – ‘Tear It Up and Start Again’

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Accompanied by charming VHS-quality music videos, Big Zero’s tracks are all deliciously retro flavoured, recorded entirely on 8-track cassettes. The UK band’s latest single ‘Tear It Up and Start Again’ is a punky New Wave anti-establishment anthem that sees the band going crazy in a school library, lashing out the education system. Political and yet also humorous, they’re a refreshingly unique addition to the rock landscape that’s already building a cult following.

Links

www.twitter.com/bigzeromusic 

www.youtube.com/bigzeromusic 

www.facebook.com/bigzeromusic 

www.instagram.com/bigzeromusic 

www.soundcloud.com/bigzeromusic