Monthly Archives August 2016

Hooton Tennis Club announced for Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

Hooton Tennis Club announced for Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

Hooton Tennis Club

Set to be one of December’s biggest gigs, Wirral alt. rock champions Hooton Tennis Club return to Merseyside for a special homecoming show at the new Kazimierz-led Docklands venue, Invisible Wind Factory.

Firm favourites of BBC 6 Music, the melodic slacker rock group have become a fêted live attraction, with the Liverpool date the concluding fixture of a lengthy European tour. On the road throughout the last quarter of 2016, eagerly awaited second LP Big Box of Chocolates is due for release on 21st October. The follow up to rapturously received debut album Highest Point in Cliff Town, the new disc was produced by revered singer songwriter Edwyn Collins at his studio in Helmsdale, Scotland.

Signed to the muchloved indie label Heavenly Recordings, Hooton Tennis Clu...

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LUH Share new video for eponymous track ‘Lost Under Heaven’

LUH Share new video for eponymous track 'Lost Under Heaven'

LUH

Today Lost Under Heaven (LUH) release a new live video to accompany the track ‘Lost Under Heaven’ that featured on their critically acclaimed debut album released earlier this year Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing.

The video is released just in time to give fans a taster of their forthcoming performances at the Reading and Leeds festival this weekend. For those heading to either site they’ll be playing on the Festival Republic stage at 19:25 (Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds)

This live video follows previous singles ‘I&I’ and ‘Beneath The Concrete’ both of which have videos directed by Ebony Hoorn that can be viewed here and here.

Lost Under Heaven is Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn...

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Feed the Kid to perform in-store at Pretty Green, Liverpool on September 3

Feed the Kid to perform in-store at Pretty Green, Liverpool on September 3

Feed the Kid

Mancunian blues-revivalists FEED THE KID aim high with double barrelled single release via taste-making imprint B33 Records. Following a prologue of sell-out headline performances at some of Manchester’s most prestigious venues, Feed The Kid are back to solidify their status as the undisputed champions of primal rock and roll.
Invoking the pleasantly swampy, right in the pocket rock of the early 1970s – the group are best thought of as a sort of Manchester Clearwater Revival – closer to Hulme than the Bayou – their songs are incandescent with civic centre references and odes to this great region.
The first of two tub-thumping new singles ‘In The City (released September 23) is similarly rooted in the doleful minutia of Greater Manchester, the refrain ‘how this...
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King SSP Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival

King SSP Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival

King SSP Sound System

The music is ready, the sun is shining, the stages are under construction, which means only one thing, Notting Hill Carnival is almost here! One of the highlights to the weekend is guaranteed to be the King SSP Sound system at Kensal Road, Alderson Street.
Featuring Toddla T as the curator, the carnival vibes will be in full swing as the reggae and soca sounds will be in full effect, bringing the streets to life with dance and partying.
Streaming live via FACT on Sunday, BBC Radio 1Xtra will also be recording from the system on Monday meaning that even if you’re not going to be there in person, you don’t have to miss out.
Although the 2016 line up is currently being kept tightly under wraps, we can stake a high bet on it being one of the best to see...
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Draper to perform live at Reading & Leeds festival 2016

Draper to perform live at Reading & Leeds 2016

Draper

READING
FRIDAY 26TH
BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
12:30PM

LEEDS
SATURDAY 27TH
BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
12:15PM

BRISTOL
SUNDAY 28TH
Start the Bus
7:30PM

One of the most sought-after production and writing talents in the game, Draper is now fully flipping the switch on his solo career.

Following a trickle of hyped singles including synth-pop foot-stomper Break Over You in collaboration with Scottish pop trio Prides and latest single Ready For Us featuring UK indie-pop outfit SYKES.

Catch Draper plus special guests this weekend at Reading & Leeds Festival, performing with his new full live band on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage.

This sunday Draper also plays a special bank holiday show in Bristol at Start the Bus with vibrant electronic-indi...

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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel closing party date revealed

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel closing party date revealed

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Already midway through a memorable 2016 season that’s played host to an array of iconic, world-leading DJs, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has now revealed the date for its closing party on Saturday 1st October.

 

With full details to follow over the coming weeks – such as line up and party theme – Ushuaïa’s closing parties are revered on the island, both for their line-ups and incredible open-air surroundings forming a crucial part of the Ibiza clubbing calendar.

 

Set to be equally as exciting as its season schedule, the all-day party will be designed to let clubbers celebrate and reflect on the season past whilst looking ahead to the next, allowing Ushuaïa to come alive for one final time.

 

More information coming soon...

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Liverpool band Badfinger embark on their first headline tour in decades

Liverpool band Badfinger embark on their first headline tour in decades

Badfinger

BADFINGER – the legendary 1970’s Power-Pop band return in 2016 to play live in the UK.

Featuring Bob Jackson, who joined the original line-up in the 70’s, Badfinger will head out on a series of dates across the UK in Autumn 2016, including dates in Manchester, Derby and Solihull.

Signed to The Beatles’ infamous Apple label, Badfinger launched their career with the Paul McCartney penned classic ‘Come And Get It’ before reeling out a string of successive worldwide hits including ‘No Matter What’, ‘Day after Day’ and ‘Baby Blue’, as written by the late Pete Ham and all of which broke the Top 10 in the UK, USA and CANADA.

In 2013, ‘Baby Blue’ was introduced to a whole new generation and made a resurgence into the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart at num...

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Line-up for Jagerhaus Announced for Bestival 2016

Line-up for Jagerhaus Announced for Bestival 2016

Bestival 2016

THE JÄGERHAUS COMES BACK TO THE FUTURE

FEATURING:

MARIBOU STATE / FRED V & GRAFIX / GREG WILSON / STYLO G X JACOB PLANT

THEME PARK / LEMMY ASHTON / BOXED IN / TRIM / ELDERBROOK / POSTAAL / RAYE

BAD SOUNDS / PICTISH TRAIL / VIRUS SYNDICATE / ALDOUS RH / LOOSE MEAT / NYTCLUB / 808INK M.A.X / DIRTY FREUD / DATA 3 / THE SULTAN PRES. JÄGERHAUS CLOSING PARTY

PAOLO DI LIBERTO / TON DIS UP! / SIMON SINGLETON / DEJA BRUH / PEPPER

JÄGERHAUS SUNDAY SESSIONS / TOP RANKIN’ SOUND SYSTEM / HAUS DJS

We’re delighted to announce that the Jägerhaus is destined to return to Bestival 2016...

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Moon Hooch announce UK tour including Liverpool Arts Club

Moon Hooch announce UK tour including Liverpool Arts Club

Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch create what they like to call Cave Music. It’s like house, but it’s more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

From busking on the New York Subway to supporting They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch’s thunderous tech-jazz log-jammed the streets with their ‘hit-and-run skronking antics’(Louder then War) before ramming their first London club gig last year. The word is out on this two-saxophone and drums trio — a loud and feisty take on minimalist techno, house and dubstep that guarantees dancefloor action.

Moon Hooch are bringing their high-octane blend of drums, horns and party to the UK this September— it’s going to be a lot of fun.

They’ll be performing material from new album Red Sky including newly-released Psychotubes: https://ww...

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The Hyena Kill to play the Arts Club, Liverpool

The Hyena Kill to play the Arts Club, Liverpool

The Hyena Kill

THE HYENA KILL will release their debut album ATOMISED on 9 September. It’s a beast: eight tracks of feral, ferocious, full-tilt rock n roll noise dealing with love and loss, rejection and vengeance, desperation and dreams; all the important stuff. And it’s an album that marks out the Manchester duo [completed by hard-hitting drummer LORNA BLUNDELL] as one of the most vital and uncompromising acts to emerge from the UK underground rock community in years.

When we started out there weren’t really any bands in Manchester like us,” says Dobb. “Our original aim was pretty simple: we wanted to make really heavy, aggressive music, to rock out and play the filthiest riffs we could...

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