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The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig

The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd's Bush Empire gig

The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today: http://smarturl.it/EchoHomeEP

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 an...

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The Shelters announce Tom Petty produced single and Royal Blood support shows

The Shelters announce Tom Petty produced single and Royal Blood support shows

Los Angeles based four piece The Shelters today unveil debut single ‘Gold’ – a sun-drenched hit of psychedelic tinged garage rock and roll. Listen below

Co-produced by the legendary Tom Petty, the band’s shimmering soundscapes gradually seep into the listener’s’ consciousness. Filtered with guitars, eerie synths, mellotron strings and a shifty percussion that effortlessly melds classic The Byrds harmonies with MGMTs contagious psychedelic melodies.

The Shelters conjure a sound that is dotted with some notable avant-rock icons (The Velvet Underground) whilst weaving together a thrillingly contemporary forward looking sound. Formed in 2015 The Shelters had only just banded together when Petty heard them and instantly recognised their raw potential...

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MusicMafia presents South Wales Rock band, Chapel Row

MusicMafia presents South Wales Rock band, Chapel Row

Rock band Chapel Row are creating a consistent buzz in their hometown of Merthyr, South Wales. The four piece indie/rock band now release their incredible EP “Lockdown” with tracks that batter you with a canorous, unabating sound. “Lockdown” is an incredibly thought provoking and heartfelt account of hardship and real life situations that have encroached on this part of the world over the past few years. Although the band members have a mean age of just 19, the lyrics and storytelling are saturated with maturity, angst and experiences. With each track the lyrics are delivered in a gutsy and temerarious manner, sung over an labyrinth of guitars and drums.  “Lockdown” is an impressive, intoxicating and intrepid release that exudes promise.

Chapel Row are a classic British roc...

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Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017 Announces Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and more

Fireball - Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017 Announces Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and more

Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to announce the line-up for the second annual ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour.

Hitting the road throughout October 2017, the run of dates will feature a star studded line-up of the best in punk and ska, headlined by Huntingdon Beach, California’s legendary ska punk outfit Reel Big Fish, with support from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania punks Anti-Flag and Solvang, California-based ska punks Mad Caddies.

Yet again, tickets are eye-wateringly cheap at just £10 each and go on general sale on Friday 26th May with O2 priority tickets on sale at 10am on Wednesday 24th May.

Following the huge success of the inaugural 2016 leg featuring Less Than Jake, The Skints, Mariachi El Bronx, KEMURI and The Bennies – which sold nearly ...

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Liverpool Loves Festival Is Back And Moves To The City Centre

Liverpool Loves Festival Is Back And Moves To The City Centre

Orb CIC are delighted to announce that the award-winning festival Liverpool Loves will return to the city this Summer!

Liverpool’s best loved, feel-good festival will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August – with the main stage zone being held in Derby Square at the heart of the Commercial District, under the gaze of the Queen Victoria monument. 

Festival director, Josh Boyd said: After the continued success of last year’s event – and picking up a nomination for Best Small Tourism Event once again – we’re excited to be bringing this much-loved celebration back for the third time in 2017. 

“The event has had a huge level of support in its first two editions and attracted over 67,000 people down to Pier Head – so this year we’re taking steps to develop the offer and...

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Nothing But Thieves reveal new video for ‘Amsterdam’ and new album ‘Broken Machine’

Nothing But Thieves reveal new video for 'Amsterdam' and new album 'Broken Machine'

Following the success of their almighty debut, Southend’s Nothing But Thieves return with their second album, “Broken Machine”, due for release on September 8th via RCA. Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Foals, Arctic Monkeys and Twenty One Pilots to name a few) and recorded at Ranch Studios in California.

The first single entitled ‘Amsterdam’, which marks their stunning return, is a huge soaring rock anthem.  The accompanying video, shot at a vast warehouse in Kiev, Ukraine and directed by Thomas James, perfectly visualises the enormity and grandeur of the track.

To say Nothing But Thieves have been on an epic journey the past 18 months is an understatement.  Their debut self titled album has sold over 250k and streamed over 174 Million tracks globally to date...

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Clement Marfo releases his new single Breath of Fresh Air

Clement Marfo releases his new single Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air is the new single from multitalented, one-of- a-kind Clement Marfo, described as Jay-Z meets James Brown with a South London accent. Breath of Fresh Air features remixes from DaaHype and Cutmore and is the first single taken from an exciting new EP, due for release this Spring.

“Breath of Fresh Air is an introduction to my sound and style. It’s a cocktail of musical genres, a kaleidoscopic of sounds, a multi-cultural soundtrack to life.” Clement Marfo Clement was brought to fame by his sync smash success Champion (featured on television sports promos from BBC Olympics, Sky Sports, NFL Super Bowl to WWE Royal Rumble)...

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Swansea-based rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight release their new EP Dark Blue

Swansea-based rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight release their new EP Dark Blue

Swansea-based alternative rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight are pleased to announce they have signed to Transcend Music and will release their new EP Dark Blue on 19th May 2017.

Fiercely loyal to the world-renowned South Wales music scene from which they hail, the band spent their formative years deeply enshrined in the city which nurtured them creatively and provided them with an abundance of opportunities and friendships.

Looking up to fellow Welsh music legends like Super Furry Animals, Catatonia and The Blackout inspired them to become musicians and the continuation of success stories coming out of Wales constantly pushes them to aim to fill some pretty big shoes. In vocalist Ceryn Evans they’ve found a natural leader who might just help them break out to a wider audience.

“Swansea has...

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She Drew The Gun take home The Git Award 2017

She Drew The Gun take home the Git Award 2017

She Drew The Gun won The GIT Award 2017 at an all-day event at Constellations.

The rock and roll band from Liverpool, fronted by Louisa Roach, took home the sixth GIT Award prize together with the £1,000 and Parr Street Studios recording time.

A spectacular 12-hour marathon event at Constellations saw the Merseyside music community come together to celebrate ten years of Liverpool-based music website Getintothis as organisers behind 24 Kitchen Street and Zuzu also took home the main honours.

Taking to the stage at around 1am, She Drew the Gun’s Louisa Roach, spoke on behalf of the band saying: “This is amazing, I don’t know quite what to say, we’re all delighted and surprised – thanks so much to Getintothis and all the judging panel – it means so much!”

Louisa, who started ...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor announced as headliner for Warrington Summertime Festival

Joanne Shaw Taylor announced as headliner for Warrington Summertime Festival

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base. The Gig Cartel are proud to announce Joanne will be headlining this year’s Summertime Festival at Parr Music Hall, July 15th.

Joanne’s debut album White Sugar first opened the door and Joanne’s career has since gone stratospheric, with her breaking the notoriously hard-to-crack US market. She beat the stereotypes of her age and gender, gaining acclaim from critics and peers alike. Subsequent albums; Diamonds in the Dirt, Almost Always Never, The Dirty Truth and Songs From The Road followed and saw Joanne’s fan base rise globally...

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