Monthly Archives June 2016

First Wave Stage Line-up’s Revealed For Liverpool Loves Main Festival Day

First Wave Stage Line-up's Revealed For Liverpool Loves Main Festival Day

Liverpool Loves Festival

Organisers of the award-winning Liverpool Loves are excited to announce the first wave of performers and cultural acts for this year’s main festival day on Saturday 6 August at Pier Head, Liverpool.

After scooping the prestigious accolade to be named as Small Tourism Event of the Year at last month’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2016 – the team behind the festival are now excited to reveal their plans to showcase the best of our local music and culture scene. This will be delivered through a wide programme of quality artists across five separate stages – offering visitors to this free, public event a taste of just why Liverpool has been named a UNESCO City of Music.

This year’s diverse afternoon Main Stage line-up includes a mix of genres from ind...

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Tyrannosaurus Nebulous release new double A-sided single “Straight Jacket/TLK”

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous release new double A-sided single “Straight Jacket/TLK”

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous

The planet might be heading towards greater and greater turmoil; the future an apocalyptic landscape lorded over by one kind, rebelled against by another, but whatever the fiction or fact of our destiny, rock ‘n’ roll will always be the soundtrack to raise the spirit and spark a call to arms.

This is where bands like TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS come in; hard balling rockers that rouse ears and emotions with multi-flavoured anthemic incitements. The Black Country based British quartet is equipped with a creative roar which has swept up the hearts and support of fans and the underground across the Midlands and South Wales.

Brought up on 70’s hard rock and the likes of Budgie, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC\DC, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Rush, and Thin Lizzy; the kind ...

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Liverpool’s The Drifting Classroom set to release new album Oubliette

Liverpool's The Drifting Classroom set to release new album Oubliette

The Drifting Classroom

Liverpool’s latest pop-alumni – THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM – are set to release their momentous debut ‘Oubliette’ via Manchester’s Skinny Dog Records.

Five unrelenting journeymen with an education in life’s hard-learned lessons, The Drifting Classroom, are readying themselves to loom eternal in the halls of primary colour pop as they release their debut album on 8th July 2016.

Full of heart and bittersweet observation, the album’s first single Doo What’ will precede the album with a release slated for 24th June.

Undoubtedly pupils of the Golden Age of songwriting, the band borrow playful inspiration from the craft of Seventies classicism and sumptuous instrumentation of baroque-pop greats. The Drifting Classroom seize on the swooning vibes of ELO,...

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Glass Animals announce new album and UK tour

Glass Animals announce new album and UK tour

Glass Animals

Glass Animals today announce their highly anticipated new album, ‘How To Be A Human Being’ released via Caroline International / Wolf Tone on 26th August which is available to pre order now. This coincides with the reveal of the new video for Life Itself, which is the first single to be taken from the album.

The band have also announced a UK tour for October, which will include London’s Roundhouse on 25th, the band’s biggest UK headline gig to date.

‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a scrapbook of their time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world...

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Crystal Fighters 2016 world tour including UK dates

Crystal Fighters 2016 world tour including UK dates

Crystal Fighters

Crystal Fighters have announced world tour, taking in dates across UK, mainland Europe, Australia and the US in autumn and winter 2016. These are the six piece’s first global dates since relentless international touring following 2013’s acclaimed second album ‘Cave Rave’ took their unmistakable sound across four continents.

The band says “we can assure you that this year will be the most epic yet, and are dying to play you our new album, which is almost finished! Hope you are ready to unite and ride this crystal vibration that we are so happy to have realized together.”

The band is established as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts. CMJ said their “sound cannot be compartmentalized in any modern day label and very few shows can ever live up to the energ...

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Twin Atlantic announce new album and intimate shows

Twin Atlantic announce new album and intimate shows

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic are excited to announce the release of new album ‘GLA’ on 9th September 2016, through Red Bull Records. **Pre order here: twinatlantic.com The single ‘No Sleep’ is available now following the Hottest Record play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show last night.

Listen here:  http://smarturl.it/TA_NoSleep

Twin Atlantic will be playing a string of intimate fan shows in the UK including a secret show at King Tuts in Glasgow and the Scala in London on 12th July. The last tour included shows at Glasgow’s 10,000 capacity SSE Hydro and O2 Academy Brixton in London. Ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Monday 6th June and general on sale from 9am on Friday 10th July. Ticket link: www.twinatlantic.com

‘GLA’ defines this British band.

“This is where we come ...

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Morrissey Comes To Flow Festival Helsinki

Morrissey Comes To Flow Festival Helsinki

Flow Festival Helsinki

British singer Morrissey will perform at Flow Festival on Saturday 13 August. The lyricist with a penchant for songs that do not shy away from controversy chose Flow as the setting for one of his few shows this summer. In addition to a successful solo career, Morrissey is known as the singer for legendary 1980s band The Smiths. His concert will close out the Blue Tent on Saturday. The renewed venue has doubled its crowd capacity from previous years.
Acts previously confirmed to play at Flow Festival include Sia, New Order, FKA twigs, Massive Attack, Iggy Pop, Anohni, The Last Shadow Puppets, Jamie xx, M83, Chvrches, Descendents, Four Tet and Hercules & Love Affair.
Tickets for Flow Festival have been selling at a record pace...
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Reading & Leeds Adds Big Narstie, Third Eye Blind, Deaf Havana, LÅPSLEY

Reading & Leeds Adds Big Narstie, Third Eye Blind, Deaf Havana, LÅPSLEY

Reading & Leeds

Already boasting a phenomenal programme of the most exciting names in modern music, Reading and Leeds Festivals have revealed further additions to the iconic August bank holiday weekender.
One of the most entertaining figures in British culture today, Big Narstie has become a true superstar of the internet age. The BDL figurehead has helped usher in the new era of Grime dominance with his punchy vocal flow and unmistakable presence, dropping by mainstream TV and chart features with ease. Catching a viral sensation in the flesh, Big Narstie’s appearances on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage are set to be a true highlight of a legend in the making at this year’s festivals.
Californian heroes Third Eye Blind are set to return to British shores with a hugely anticipated set o...
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Pikes introducing Cous Cous Club and House Opening Party, and Meatopia

Pikes introducing Cous Cous Club and House Opening Party, and Meatopia

Pikes Ibiza

Ibiza Rocks House is world-renowned for being one of the few places left on the island that represents the real Ibiza; a place with a deep desire to put the people back at the heart of the party, where individuality, personality and eccentricity are crowned king. As a creative hub alluring the crème de la crème of the cultural industries and staying true to this ethos, Pikes is putting on two special new events that only Pikes could – Cous Cous Club by Ferial K and Meatopia by world-class, multi award-winning chef Richard H. Turner.

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes is putting the surprise back into Saturdays with the launch of the weekly Cous Cous Club by Ferial K.featuring exotic North African-inspired outdoor cuisine and décor plus live electro Balearic Flamenco show by island ...

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Indie poet: Jordan Allen returns with Liverpool show next week

Indie poet: Jordan Allen returns with Liverpool show next week

Jordan Allen

Venerated indie laureate and Manchester’s most likely JORDAN ALLEN are set to unveil their greatly anticipated follow-up ‘TOO MUCH TOO SOON’ on Friday May 27.  The new track comes complete with a dazzling new video and CD pack-shot. The release will coincide with a tub-thumping homecoming performance at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester.

This latest anthemicinstalment is part of a bundle of wall-to-wall bangers recorded in Peter Gabriel’s highly-conducive Real World Studios. Inconspicuously nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, this stardom-steeped facility has provided the creative conditions for Jordan Allen to pen over 20 new arrangements. TOO MUCH TOO SOON, a key stone in this awesome arc of output, was lovingly arrived at by revered ...

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