'The Deep End' Debut album to be released via Red Bull Records on
March 24th from rap artist iTCH who blends a unique hybrid of hip-hop, punk, pop, electro and rock to create something beautiful.
UK Tour dates below:
30th Oxford Academy
1st Norwich Waterfront
2nd Hull Union
3rd London KOKO
4th London KOKO *sold out*
5th Cambridge Junction
6th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms *sold out*
7th Bristol Anson Rooms
8th Bedford Corn Exchange
What’s Left Of Me is the new album from More Than Life, released April 14th through Holy Roar Records.
More Than Life must be one of the biggest underground hardcore success stories of recent years. This is no exaggeration – vinyl pressings continually sell out and they play to crowds of thousands on mainland Europe and routinely headline smaller festivals. This is not to mention that the video for lead single ‘Do You Remember’ garnered 160,000 views on YouTube within the first couple of weeks and currently stands hovering around a quarter million views. To say the band have a rabid, dedicated fanbase would be a massive understatement. This is a band who have seemingly, bafflingly, gone under the radar of the majority of the mainstream, press and radio, until now.
Hudson Taylor will release their new single ‘Weapons’ through Polydor on March 17th. Two brothers from the Dublin suburbs, the duo make mesmeric folk songs with a stripped-down edge. With its stirring chorus and gentle swell of strings, ‘Weapons’ offers further proof that Harry and Alfie are perfecting their intricate, intoxicating sound. The follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Osea EP, it has a tender stomp and an indelible chorus. ‘Weapons’ was produced by Jake Bugg collaborator Iain Archer, with whom the band are currently working on their debut album. “We’re really coming into our own,” says Harry. “We’ve been recording some great stuff and we know where we want to go with it.”
Manchester art-pop quartet The 1975 have announced they will release their new single ‘Settle Down’ on February 24th, through Dirty Hit/Polydor.
Yorkshire’s finest, You Had Me At Hello, are back, and coming at us with their, anthemic, new single, ‘This World Forgot To Save Us’, which is released on Thursday 13th February.
Leeds based punk rockers, Brawlers, have been confirmed to play alongside PUP on February 5th at The Miller, London, as part of the NME Awards series of shows. Tickets available here: http://www.nme.com/awards/shows
Rise Records have announced the signing of “Alive Like Me”. The Eugene, Oregon based band has released their first single “Start Again” on iTunes and Youtube, and their debut album, which will be mixed by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Paramore) will be out early Summer 2014.
Minor Crisis premieres the first single Stomp The Page, from the upcoming full-length album ‘Temple’ which will be available for pre-order on February 18, 2014. Regarding the single and its concept, Chris Fincher (vocals/guitar) says this; “Bob Dylan said that he once saw a black tree branch that never quit bleeding, a bunch of men in a room with blood still on their hammers, ten thousand men who spoke but said nothing and ten thousand whispers while no one was listening. There is a dark side to us all that can’t be contained when we engrave our soul onto a piece of wood, a piece of paper, an instrument or on our own minds. Basically, we all look at our hands at one time or another and ask the question; who am I, and what have I done?”
Words: Emily Coulter
If someone told you to listen to a grime/metal cross over band what would your opinion be? You’d probably think it would be terrible but Hacktivist prove that wrong.
It’s a sure thing that you’ve heard the name Hacktivist making it’s rounds in the UK music scene. The 5 piece grime/metal cross over from Milton Keynes have been hitting up venues all around the country with their fresh sound and exciting stage performances.
Covering ”Niggas In Paris” in their own special British way and releasing hits such as ”Elevate” and ”Cold Shoulders” this band are going to be huge next year
We catch the guys halfway through their UK tour to ask about the new album, tour life and what you can expect next year.