Dallas, TX’s Memphis May Fire are excited to announce a headline UK run for April 2014. Following on from a rapturous performance at the weekends Vans Warped tour 2013, the band will be heading back in the Spring for headline shows on our shores. Supports will be announced at a later date.
Thur 10th April Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 11th April Manchester Academy 3
Sat 12th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Sun 13th April Glasgow Cathouse
Tues 15th April Leeds Cockpit
Wed 16th April London KOKO
Thurs 17th April Southampton Talking Heads
Fri 18th April Plymouth White Rabbit
For Fans Of: Houston Calls, The Ataris, The Wonder Years
Words: Jess McPhee
Nostalgic, unapologetic lyrics about heartbreak, failed relationships, getting back at partners who fucked you over (and manipulating said ex-partners – I’ve got you in the palm of my hand sings lead vocalist Kyle Feyk-Miney), taking risks and hopeless dreams that still manage to sound surprisingly optimistic when combined with energetic guitar parts – it must be a pop-punk album.
Words: Jess Titmus
Released 1st October at a ‘name your price’ rate on Bandcamp, this new two-track from Welsh rockers Hot Damn is worth checking out. Whilst the band are generally labelled as ‘pop punk’, I must disagree on this occasion as the tracks are more rough round the edges and not as catchy as what I’d normally consider as such. However, the songs are passionate and angry whilst still being melodic. ‘Pocket Knife’ is melancholic without being too slow and bitter without being too heavy whilst the main single ‘Hollow’ packs more of a punch and is understandably the one with a music video. Heartfelt, powerful and intense – this song should get them noticed by those who haven’t before.
Released in 2001 by Island Music/Universal, Rival Schools’ debut album United By Fate was met with critical and commercial acclaim charting nationally and abroad, enjoying heavy spins on radio and on MTV with lead single “Used for Glue” and it’s follow up “Good Things”. An aggressive touring schedule followed laying the foundation for a worldwide following that band enjoys to this date and them perform at the prestigious Rock am Ring & Rock in Park festivals in Germany and Download Festival in the UK, as well as a now legendary set at tastemaker showcase Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, Texas.
Formed from the ashes of Never Means Maybe, five piece rockers Villains have a debut album, new image and cannot wait to get their new music straight into your speakers.
Wiping the slate clean and awakening with a new band name, fresh new look and hunger for success, Villains will release their eagerly anticipated self-titled album in early 2014. The band are pleased to announce their debut single 'Come Out And Play' is now available for free download. The quintet wanted to give their fans an idea of what to expect from their new material, and 'Come Out And Play' is a great taster of what’s to come.
UK-BASED PUNK BAND BRAWLERS will play a variety of shows up and down the UK over the remainder of 2013, including a London date with The Hell at The Underworld on November 26th 2013.
Dates are as follows:
16.11.13: The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (w/ The Icarus Line)
26.11.13: The Underworld Camden, London (w/ The Hell)
13.12.13: The Wahl Bar, London (w/ Wellwishers)
14.12.13: The Cockpit, Leeds (w/ Gnarwolves)
17.12.13: The Scene, Lincoln (w/ Gnarwolves)
21.12.13: Pop Records ltd, Sunderland (w/ Rivals)
We are all SLAVES. We are all slaves to something; our jobs, our families, our friends, our lives, hostage to finance, the money we need to earn to survive. Kent based duo Slaves, however, are breaking out of the shackles and doldrums with a vicious and highly original take on raw garage indie rock. Fronted by Isaac Holman (22) on drums and vocals and Laurie Vincent (20) on guitar, Slaves aren’t like other bands. Isaac stands up in-front of his drums; there’s no kick drum, just snare, two cymbals and floor tom. He replaces the thud of the kick by battering on the floor tom, propelling the sound forward with tribal rhythms and a seething vocal attack whilst beside him Laurie peels off wave-upon-wave of brittle post-punk guitar noise. Slaves are fast, noisy, aggressive and real.