Category: Rock/Show

Nine Inch Nails Set To Storm Royal Albert Hall

Nine Inch Nails are extending their London visit with a debut appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. The industrial rock band fronted by Trent Reznor perform at the historic venue on 24th June 2018, just two days after their appearance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown. “We’re delighted to announce the Hall debut of one of the most innovative, influential and important rock acts of recent decades, the incomparable Nine Inch Nails,” says Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall. “This career-spanning show will showcase the singular genius of Trent Reznor in a suitably iconic setting.” Experimental electronic act...

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The Slow Readers Club Make Their Way Through The Shadows

The Slow Readers Club are back with a new single, video, album, and tour. Through The Shadows, accompanied by a clip shot live at the band’s sold-out headline show at Manchester’s Albert Hall, precedes the LP Build A Tower, which is released on 4th May. “We’re really proud of the record as we’ve learned a lot since our last, self-released, album. Build A Tower feels like a big step up,” say The Slow Readers Club of the record that also features their previous single Lunatic. “Even though fans have heard a couple of the tracks played on the last...

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Pianos Become The Teeth Return To UK With Foxing

  Baltimore five piece, Pianos Become the Teeth have announced a co-headline tour with St. Louis’ Foxing, who are wrapping up production on their next LP with producer Chris Walla, for August. This upcoming visit will be their first this side of the Atlantic in almost three years, giving audiences their first chance to hear tracks from the band’s fourth album. The tour will end at ArcTanGent Festival The tour coincides with the recent release of new album Wait For Love. As the fourth album from Pianos Become the Teeth (vocalist Kyle Durfey, guitarists Mike York and Chad McDonald, bassist...

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Jack Daniel’s Announces ‘Homecoming’ Tour

Jack Daniel’s today announced a new partnership with the Music Venue Trust to host a three-date, mini-tour featuring Circa Waves, Peace and Band of Skulls, each playing an intimate homecoming show this April. 100% of the ticket price will be going to the Music Venue Trust, a charity created to protect the UK live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic grassroots venues. Taking each band back to their hometown, the shows will be a rare opportunity to see three of the UK’s hottest live acts playing small-capacity venues in the cities that made them. The shows are:...

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Tell Courtney Barnett How You Really Feel

Hot on the heels of a spate of breathless activity in recent weeks, including the unveiling of her furiously infectious new single Nameless, Faceless, and the announcement of a brand new album, Courtney Barnett today is also announcing a sure to be triumphant run of worldwide dates, happening this summer. Nameless, Faceless signals an exhilarating shift in gears for Barnett which steps things up gloriously and announces a new found directness on her new record, Tell Me How You Really Feel. There’s a muscularity to the instrumentation, a tenderness to her voice and a boldness to the lyrics which will...

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The Rolling Stones Announce UK Dates for 2018 – Important Presale Details Here!!

  Just like they promised The Rolling Stones are back where they belong on home turf with a number of massive UK concerts in May and June. Part two of the ‘STONES – NO FILTER’ tour, sponsored by Jeep®, sponsor of The Rolling Stones European tours since 2014, sees Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood continue on from their hugely successful sold out European trek in the autumn of last year. The Rolling Stones will treat fans to a set list packed full of classics such as ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Tumbling Dice’ & ‘Brown Sugar’ but...

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Sunflower Bean Celebrate Twentytwo With New Album And UK Tour

The last time Sunflower Bean played London was the biggest show they’d ever done. Supporting Wolf Alice on their November UK tour, the New York trio ended up performing in front of some 10 000 people at Alexandra Palace. They’re back on their own headlining tour at the end of March to coincide with the release of their second album, Twentytwo in Blue. Twentytwo is the latest single to be released from the LP and showcases the gentler side of singer/bassist Julia Cumming, guitarist/singer Nick Kivlen, and drummer Jacob Farmer. With its classic Southern-California-in-the-’70s sound, the track is all about “fighting back against society’s...

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Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman Announce Additional 50th Anniversary Shows

When there are two bands that both make use of the name ‘Yes‘, both feature long-term members of the band Yes, and are both performing in separate tours marking the 50th anniversary of the band Yes, you’d be forgiven for allowing yourself to get a little confused. The ‘official’ version of the band (at least the version that has rights to use the classic Roger Dean logo) features the instantly recognisable guitar playing of Steve Howe and the drumming of Alan White, who also holds the record for the longest tenure of anybody in the band. The ‘other’ version might not have these attributes,...

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Uncertain Times from King Crimson

King Crimson has announced the Uncertain Times European tour for 2018. As well as the UK, the ensemble will visit Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy and France. King Crimson are scheduled to play six shows in the UK in October/November. VIP tickets are available from the band’s website, where fans can also find recordings and photographs of recent shows. With three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboards, guitarist and original founding member, Robert Fripp states that this “double quartet formation” is likely...

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Myles Kennedy Debut Devil On The Wall

As anticipation continues to build for Myles Kennedy’s debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger, another lyric video is released worldwide. The video for the 3rd track, Devil On The Wall, can be seen below. Myles is known as the lead singer of the stadium rock band Alter Bridge and also the voice  of the Slash driven project Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. The album will be released worldwide on March 9th by Napalm Records. Fans that pre-order the download of Year Of The Tiger through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as...

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HAIM Bring Sister Sister Sister To Europe

The sisters three – HAIM – have just announced the UK and European leg of their Sister Sister Sister tour, hitting up venues on these shores throughout June. HAIM will be out in support of sophomore album Something To Tell You, which dropped last summer following a triumphant and sun-soaked set at Glastonbury Festival. The sisters returned to  the UK to play a surprise album launch show at London’s Electric Ballroom before going on to play massive, energy-packed sets at Reading and Leeds festivals. The Californian sisters – Danielle, Este and Alana – returned to the UK once again...

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The Hold Steady Extend London Stay With Sunday Roast Gig

The Hold Steady have long since sold out their two London shows in March, so they’re extending their visit. The US band, who play Electric Ballroom on 9th and 10th March, are now also hosting a Sunday roast dinner at The Lexington on 11th March before playing the venue that night. Tickets to the event, which will give you the chance to eat with the band before the show, go on sale here  on 14th February at 9am. Only a limited number will be available due to the venue’s capacity. This run of shows nominally celebrates a decade since...

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For Indoor Pets So Soon Is Now

Get Inuit may have a new name, Indoor Pets, but everything else remains the same. Same members, playing the same songs, with the same wild energy. That’s not entirely true either. They’re starting to release new music, including So Soon. Their first track as Indoor Pets has already been tipped by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens (it’s currently his Track of the Week). And now it’s got a video, showing frontman Jamie Glass visiting various famous London landmarks within a series of animated Polaroid photos. Achieving the effect was easier said than done and involved Glass lip-syncing the lyrics at...

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Noel Gallagher Takes His High Flying Birds To Blenheim For Nocturne Live

Former Oasis man Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds outfit have been announced as the final act to be added to for this year’s Nocturne Live concert series, which returns to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in June. This follows the release of Gallagher’s third record with his High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon? – which was released in November, peaking at #1 on the UK album charts and has already been certified Gold. The moniker for Noel Gallagher’s solo, post-Oasis career, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have produced three massive albums to date and the group’s live shows...

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Ezra Furman Embarks On A Transangelic Exodus In His Maraschino-Red Dress

Ezra Furman has shared his latest single Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill just days before releasing his new album Transangelic Exodus. The LP, out on 9th February, will be supported by several UK dates in May. The jagged song addresses Furman’s own experiences coming out as queer and gender fluid, which the singer-songwriter describes as “the painful experience of being a closeted gender-non-conforming person”. He adds: “From a young age, because of issues surrounding gender and sexuality, I felt fated to have an outsider perspective. It radicalises you.” That outsider perspective flows through the follow-up to 2015’s Perpetual Motion...

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Wye Oak Beckon With The Louder I Call…

Wye Oak have released the first taste of their upcoming album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Due for release on 6th April, their fifth LP is preceded by the emotive title track, which will no doubt be part of their setlist when the duo tour the UK in May.   The album is the third that Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have recorded since leaving Baltimore, where they originally formed the group. With Wasner now living in Durham, North Carolina and Stack in Marfa, Texas, they flew to one another’s cities for a week at a...

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Victorious Announce Brilliant Weekend Headliners

  Having previously revealed The Libertines and Kaiser Chiefs at the top of the bill for Friday night, Victorious (24-26 August 2018), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival has today announced its huge Saturday and Sunday headliners, electronic pioneers The Prodigy (Sunday) and rock legend Paul Weller (Saturday). Topping the bill with a UK festival exclusive is one of the most exhilarating, influential and chaotic electronic bands of the past 20 years – The Prodigy. Following six no.1 albums and jaw-dropping live performances across the world, the original masters of big beat remain one of the most successful electronic acts of all time. This live show...

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The Hollywood Vampires Arena Tour Announced

The Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup comprising the incredible talents of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp have today announced a run of four huge tour dates in the UK. What started with an intimate, star-studded show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles for family and friends resulted in the Vampires trekking across the globe during their short summer break before Joe, Alice, and Johnny had to return to their day jobs. That wildly successful summer tour in 2016 took them to more than 23 cities and 7 countries – traversing the world from Verona to New York to Bucharest...

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Frank Turner Urges Us To Be More Kind

Frank Turner cannot be accused of resting on his Laurels. Only months after the release of Songbook, a career-spanning retrospective which also saw reworked versions of tracks from across the past decade, he has announced details of his forthcoming seventh studio album,  Be More Kind which will be released on May 4th through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. It’s a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner’s sound imbued with new,...

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Mo Kenney Releases New Single Announces UK Live Dates

Mo Kenney is releasing her new single On The Roof, which comes from her third and most personal album, The Details, as well as announcing February UK live dates! Mo has released two records with long-time producer and Canadian rock mentor Joel Plaskett since 2012. With her third album, Mo comes fully and completely into her own as an artist; she swaps her trademark acoustic guitar for a Fender Mustang, tracing her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. Mo Kenney has said “I began...

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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announce Next Wave Of Acts For 2018

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018 Ramblin’ Man Fair is pleased to announce the next wave of bands for the event in 2018. These include The Cult (Main Stage Headliner, UK Exclusive), Gun (Main Stage), Chas & Dave (Blues Stage), Me & That Man (Country Stage), Goldray and Voyager (Both Prog In The Park Stage) with many more acts to be announced… The Cult (Main...

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Will Varley Seven Days Video, New Album & Tour.

Seven Days is from Will Varley’s new single taken from his forthcoming album Spirit Of Minnie which is released on 9th Feb. Will wrote Seven Days in acknowledgement of those fleeting milestone moments in life that we let slip by us. He’s single-handedly created this tender new monochrome pixel art animation which accompanies the track, inspired by the classic 8-bit dos games of Will’s own 90s childhood. The video is a simplicity itself and very charming when accompanied by Will’s lyrics with his usual ability to tell a story. This results in a perfect match for what is quite...

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King King Taking Exile & Grace All Over The Place

King King are embarking on a UK tour that kicks off with their biggest London gig yet. The blues-rock quartet play Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17th January 2018 before making their way to Birmingham, Bath, Edinburgh, and Sheffield over the following weeks. The tour is in support of their latest studio album, Exile & Grace, which was released in October 2017, “Exile & Grace definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it,” says singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo. “We are following our influences from the classic rock genre: Bad Company, Whitesnake, and Thunder. “We really set out to...

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Manic Street Preachers Return With International Blue

Manic Street Preachers are back with their first new music in three years. International Blue is the lead single from the Welsh trio’s forthcoming album Resistance Is Futile and spiritually marks a return to their punk-rock roots following the electronic influences that characterised 2014’s Futurology album. “The track itself is carried by the kind of naive energy that powered Motorcycle Emptiness,” admits lyricist Nicky Wire. Adds singer-guitarist James Dean Bradfield, who writes the band’s music with drummer Sean Moore: “Often I just need a great title to set me off. Seeing the word blue struck a chord and set off...

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Pearl Jam To Return To London’s O2 Arena In 2018

Grunge and rock fans, your prayers have been heard. The legendary Pearl Jam are returning to the UK as a part of their Live 2018 European tour. The 14-date trek will kick off in Amsterdam on 12th of June  and stop in at London’s O2 Arena for two days of music on 18th and 19th of June. Earlier this year Eddie Vedder and co released the documentary film Let’s Play Two and an accompanying soundtrack album in celebration of Pearl Jam’s legendary, sold-out performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series championship season. Announcing the Live...

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Victorious Festival Announces Friday Night Headline Acts

Victorious, taking place from 24-26 August 2018, is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival. The bill has been revealed for its opening Friday night – and it contains a quartet of the best live party bands the UK indie scene has ever produced – The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven & The Lightning Seeds. Last year’s inaugural Friday night Opening Party with Madness was such a resounding success organisers have decided to do it again – only bigger and better with all the live action taking place in the huge main arena. Saturday/Sunday headliners will be announced soon but given last...

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Eric Clapton To Bring The Hits To British Summer Time In Hyde Park

Rock legend Eric Clapton will return to London’s Hyde Park for the fourth time since first appearing with Blind Faith back in 1969. The guitar virtuoso will headline the British Summer Time festival’s Great Oak Stage on July 8th during the London festival’s sixth edition as it grows from strength to strength, bringing huge legends and massive stars to the city’s famous central park.   Clapton, famous for massive hits Layla, Tears In Heaven and his cover The Wailers’ I Shot The Sheriff alongside his signature blues guitar playing first found success in the 1960’s with blues rock outfit...

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Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour Goes Large

It’s been two and a half years since pop’s biggest touring star last played in the UK, closing out the UK leg of her massive 1989 tour with a huge show in London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival. With Taylor Swift’s latest offering Reputation going straight in at #1 on the UK album charts, as well as many other territories, it was only a matter of time until she returned to our shores. Following an announcement that Swift would be returning to London’s O2 Arena as part of Capital FM’s Jungle Bell Ball this...

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Noah Gundersen Drops Number One Hit Of The Summer

Noah Gundersen, who played sold-out shows in Manchester and London in September, is returning to the capital in March. But first the Seattle-based singer-songwriter is releasing new single Number One Hit Of The Summer (Fade Out). The song is taken from his third LP, White Noise, which marks a conscious departure from the more traditional alt-folk/Americana sound of its predecessors, 2015’s Carry The Ghost and 2014’s Ledges. “At the beginning of 2016, I walked on stage and was met with a feeling of overwhelming emptiness,” Gundersen reveals. “Instead of my life up to that point flashing before my eyes,...

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Bad Touch Are Ready To Get It On Across The UK

As Bad Touch gear up for a headline UK tour and their latest single has been released and features on our November playlist. Baby Get It On features vocals by Mollie Marriott, who is also the special guest for the band’s upcoming shows, which kicks off at Corporation in Sheffield on the 9th of November. The song, written by Ike Turner, originally appeared as a duet with Tina Turner on her 1975 solo album Acid Queen. The new version was recorded at Decoy Studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. “We’re excited to be taking to the road in November...

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Arch Enemy Relentlessly Racing Ahead

Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the Will To Power International Tour, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY are back with another ripping single from their recently released album, Will To Power, with the music video single for The Race. Founding member Michael Amott commented: “This was actually the last song written for the Will To Power album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we...

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Foo Fighters To Bring Concrete And Gold To UK Stadiums

American rockers Foo Fighters have announced a trio of huge UK stadium shows in Manchester and London to bring latest record Concrete and Gold to our shores following the release of the group’s ninth studio album last month, which had the six-piece drop by the UK to open an East London pub for a week, play a massive O2 Arena show as well as help Jools Holland celebrate 25 years of his Later… programme with a special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This comes after Dave Grohl’s men finally made it back to headline Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage...

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The Streets Reform For “One-Off” 2018 Tour

Mike Skinner and The Streets have today announced a very special one-off UK tour The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light for April 2018. He will perform six dates across the UK including two huge shows at London O2 Academy Brixton. Making his highly anticipated return to the live music circuit The Streets will perform all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of iconic albums including The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living, Everything is Borrowed, Computers and Blues, A Grand Don’t Come For Free and Original Pirate Material Having last toured back in 2011 with the...

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Steven Page Returning To The UK After A Decade

Steven Page is touring the UK for the first time since leaving The Barenaked Ladies. The Canadian singer-songwriter, who in 2009 left the band he co-founded, is back on these shores in October and November following a 10-year absence. And he’s got new music to share. Last year Page released the album Heal Thyself, Pt. I: Instinct which explores the origins of a life dedicated to music. “I’ve always had a sense of wonder about that era of ’60s and ’70s music, and probably always will,” he says. “I remember getting Paul McCartney’s second solo album for my 11th...

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Placebo, 20 Years Strong

21 years ago, an unassuming alt-rock trio brought their teenage angst to the forefront of rock music with a blistering debut record, which took flight in 1997 with the release of fifth single Nancy Boy, catapulting the outsiders to the top 5 in the UK singles charts, a similar feat achieved with their eponymous debut. But if, like me, you also picked up both copies of each of Placebo’s singles, you were exposed to an even richer extension to that debut with incredible tunes such as covers of Syd Barrett’s Dark Globe and The Smiths’ Bigmouth Strikes Again alongside...

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Barenaked Ladies Are Lookin’ Up At Fake Nudes

Barenaked Ladies, who release their fifteenth album Fake Nudes in November, are bringing their energetic live shows back to the UK in April 2018. The Canadian band (comprising lead singer and guitarist Ed Robertson, bassist Jim Creeggan, keyboard player and guitarist Kevin Hearn, and drummer Tyler Stewart) have reunited with longstanding producer Gavin Brown for the upcoming LP. “I’m incredibly proud of this collection of songs,” reveals Robertson. “This is a record where all band members shine. It’s incredible to feel so excited about something 29 years into our career. I’m excited to get out and play these songs...

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British Summer Time Chimes In With Roger Waters

Barclaycard’s British Summer Time festival packed its first punch for 2018 with the announcement of the formidable Roger Waters as headliner for Friday 6 July. The Hyde Park show will feature highlights from Pink Floyd’s seminal albums such as Wish You Were Here and The Wall, along with work from his new album Is This The Life We Really Want? The show forms part of Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour, named after the track from the multi-million selling The Dark Side of The Moon. The tour will be his first European venture since The Wall Live (2010-2013). Famous...

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Wilko Johnson: 70th Birthday Celebrations

2017 is certainly a special year for Wilko Johnson.  Not only does it mark the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band, but this year sees the guitarist celebrating his 70th birthday. Given the events of recent years, this celebration at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September is all the more meaningful: here is the death-defying Wilko Johnson leading his own party with partners in crime Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums), family, friends and special guests. Wilko’s special guest at the Royal Albert Hall show is Dr John Cooper Clarke – poet, movie star, rock star,...

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Turn Up The NRGQ Ahead Of UK Return

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) are back with NRGQ, a high-energy video that captures the spirit of their frenzied live shows. And, following their successful UK tour in May, the New York City dance-punk band are bringing those frenzied live shows back to these shores at the end of October. NRGQ, taken from their latest album Shake The Shudder, features a typically gutsy performance from lead singer Nic Offer and vocalist Lea Lea as they front an equally energetic four-piece band. Their brightly coloured suits (and short shorts) contrasting with the white backdrop only add to the vibrancy, while continuing...

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Mastodon Breathing Steam Into A Cold Dark Place

Mastodon aren’t relaxing in the run-up to their December UK tour. Last week they released the video for their latest single, Steambreather. Last night they appeared in the season finale of Game Of Thrones. And today they announce Cold Dark Place, a new EP featuring four previously unreleased songs. Filmed in London by the husband and wife team of Essy May and Stevie Gee, the Steambreather video examines what happens when a disparate group of people accept an invitation to examine “The Breath of Life – Release Your Inner Self”. Taken from Emperor of Sand, their eighth studio album...

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