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News roundup – evening edition for June 20th 2…

Agnostic Front announce Ireland and UK shows

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front are pleased to announce a handful more tour dates, in celebration of their seminal debut album Victim In Pain’s 35th anniversary plus the release of their recent full-length documentary The Godfathers Of Hardcore.

The band are set to play one show in Dublin, and six UK shows this coming November. The full dates are listed below:

13th November – Dublin, The Voodoo Lounge
14th November – Belfast, The Palm House
15th November – Glasgow, Audio
16th November – Leeds, Temple Of Boom
17th November – Bristol, The Fleece
19th November – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
20th November – London, The Underworld

jade imagine reveal debut LP and release single ‘Remote Control

jade imagine have announced news of their debut LP Basic Love, which is set for release August 2nd on Marathon Artists & Courtney Barnett’s label Milk! Records. Packed with catchy, fuzzy, art-rock sounds, their new single “Remote Control” is streaming online now, along with a video co-produced by Jade McInally and Lilli Waters.

Astrosaur announce new album Obscuroscope (Pelagic Records) for 27th September / Share new single ‘Poyekhali


News roundup – morning edition for June 20th 2…

Orville Peck releases new video

Today  Orville Peck is sharing a new video for album standout track “Hope To Die”, from his debut LP Pony, which was released earlier this year via Sub Pop. Orville Peck will play Visions Festival in London on August 3rd and a full European tour later this year with UK shows in Glasgow Leeds, Brighton, London & Manchester.

Tour dates

Oct. 22 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
Oct. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
Oct. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Oct. 27 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
Oct. 28 – London, UK – Scala
Oct. 30 – Manchester, UK – YES (Pink Room)

Earth announce November tour dates

LIVE DATES: 

NOV 06 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez

NOV 07 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who
Fest

NOV 08 Rouen, FR @ Le 106

NOV 10 Bristol, UK @ Trinity

NOV 11 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

NOV 12 Glasgow, SCO @ Classic Grand

NOV 13 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social
Club

NOV 14 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2

NOV 16 Brighton, UK @ The Old Market

NOV 17 London, UK @ EartH

NOV 19 Paris, BE @ Petit Bain

NOV 20 Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair

NOV 21 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

NOV 22 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom

NOV 23 Bologna, IT @ TPO

NOV 24 Vienna, AT @ Arena

NOV 26 Budapest, HUN @ Durer Kert

NOV 27 Prague, CZ @ Futurum

NOV 28 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz

NOV 29 Berlin, DE @ SO36

DEC 01 Aarhus, DK @ Tape

DEC 02 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega

DEC 04 Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard

DEC 05 Ghent, BE @ Vooruit

Necronautical announce new album

UK black-metal outfit Necronautical have announced details of their latest offering, new album ‘Apotheosis’, set for release on 30th August through world-renowned extreme metal label Candlelight Records.

‘Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ is the first single to be shared from Apotheosis with the band adding,   “We feel that this song acts as a perfect microcosm for the direction of the album and of Necronautical itself: a relentless combination of punishing riffs and melancholic euphoria. The title translates as “nothing new under the sun”, directly challenging the conclusion of Ecclesiastes 1:9, and instead seeking to elevate the bleak and repetitive nature of life and humanity to the dais reserved for its gods. The song draws on the concepts of anamnesis and of a mythical pre-human golden age, and asks if such rediscovered knowledge can break the monotony of existence.”    

News round up for 23rd May 2019

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes release Kitty Sucker video

Shot by acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist Kate Cox and following on from the band’s work with Annie Mac’s International Women’s Day campaign,  Annie Lennox’ charity The Circle and Frank’s appearance on Crimewatch earlier this year to discuss safe spaces for women at live shows,  it is a brilliant and beautifully shot accompaniment to the track,  with an ending which might take you by surprise…

Kate expands on the collaboration;  “I was inspired by Frank’s commitment to create safe spaces for women at gigs. I always want to create female driven narratives so when I heard the track and had the idea of female vampires living in a seaside town, transforming men into more female vamps we both instantly knew it was right for Kitty Sucker!  It has been an absolute dream to work with such a talented creatively generous band.“

Jade Imagine release new single Big Old House

Emerging Melbourne three-piece jade imagine offer a seamless blend of synthwave & art-rock. After signing to Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Records for their debut EP in 2017 and supporting Julia Jacklin on tour last year, the band have recently signed to London-based record label Marathon Artists and are back with new single “Big Old House”, which will come out on both Marathon Artists & Milk! Records.

Speaking about the meaning behind “Big Old House”, jade imagine front-person Jade McInally said “This song came to me in a dream. I woke up and sang the melody into my phone. It’s about holding the mirror up to yourself. There is light in the dark. Letting yourself feel okay again. Rebirth. Getting back to basics. Musically, we channelled the inner Kraut to make the rock.”

McInally went on to say “The film clip is an extension of the themes within song; it’s about telling yourself in your darker moments to let the good things in, even if all you feel is negativity. James Thomson and the band directed it together, shooting  between the Coburg pool, velodrome, and a warehouse in Fairfield in New South Wales that we usually rehearse at. I was particularly inspired by the lighting in Dario Argento’s film Suspiria and the brainwashing content Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange.”

Take Today announce new single for June release

Having built up a considerable head of steam over the last few years in the Scottish rock scene, Glasgow natives Take Today have declared that 2019 is the time that the rest of the UK and beyond will learn precisely what they’re all about.

The first step on that journey will be the release of Take Today’s upcoming new single, Lifeline, which will drop on the 7th of June.

Afternoon news round up for 16th April 2019

Will Haven announce UK and Europe tour

Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN will return to our shores this summer for a string of dates.  Be sure to catch this legendary band at one of the following venues:

June

22nd   Clisson, France, HELLFEST

24th    Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

25th    Bournemouth, Anvil

26th    London, 229

27th    Dunkerque, France, Les 4 Écluses

29th    Madrid, Spain, Download Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

QUIET LIONS Sign To Lonely Voyage Records

Formed from the remaining members of Alcopop! Records perennial favourites Jumping Ships, Brighton/London-based alt rock quartet Quiet Lions are proud to announce their signing to Lonely Voyage Records (Poly-Math / Lost In The Riots).

The band have just completed work on their debut album, and are pleased to announce that Absenteeism will be released on 14th June 2019.

3TEETH to support Ministry

LA-based industrial rock outfit 3TEETH are set to release their new album “METAWAR” on July 5, the band’s third record and their Century Media Records/RED Music debut.

Afternoon news round up for 16th April 2019

Will Haven announce UK and Europe tour

Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN will return to our shores this summer for a string of dates.  Be sure to catch this legendary band at one of the following venues:

June

22nd   Clisson, France, HELLFEST

24th    Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

25th    Bournemouth, Anvil

26th    London, 229

27th    Dunkerque, France, Les 4 Écluses

29th    Madrid, Spain, Download Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

QUIET LIONS Sign To Lonely Voyage Records

Formed from the remaining members of Alcopop! Records perennial favourites Jumping Ships, Brighton/London-based alt rock quartet Quiet Lions are proud to announce their signing to Lonely Voyage Records (Poly-Math / Lost In The Riots).

The band have just completed work on their debut album, and are pleased to announce that Absenteeism will be released on 14th June 2019.

3TEETH to support Ministry

LA-based industrial rock outfit 3TEETH are set to release their new album “METAWAR” on July 5, the band’s third record and their Century Media Records/RED Music debut.

The Hinterlands – April 2019 edition by David …

It’s been a hell of a month for hard electronic music. As we’ve seen
endless retrospectives on the 25th anniversary of NIN’s The Downward Spiral,
we’ve also had to sadly say goodbye to Keith Flint. It’s hard to overstate the
influence of The Prodigy on 90’s high school kids like me. I actually liked
dance music back then but spent a lot of effort trying to convince myself I
didn’t – “it all sounds like car alarms going off! Blah!” – because I was one
of the metal kids with a leather jacket. Dance was for the neddy kids, our
mortal enemies. It was Flint and The Prodigy who released music that both
tribes could enjoy and as a result made it feel ok for dumb teenagers like me
to start broadening our horizons without feeling idiotically guilty about it.
Rest in peace.

So, on with an industrial-heavy column. If you know where they nicked
their name from you’re probably going to like Kollaps, who have just released a
video for Fleshflower, a track from their upcoming second album Mechanical
Christ (out May 3rd from Cold Spring Records). A treat for fans of raw meat and
epileptic fits, for the rest of us it’s a sensory overload that fits perfectly
with the post-industrial sonic assault of Fleshflower. Kollaps have a
reputation for violent and anarchic live shows and their last release, Sibling
Lovers, was the kind of unapologetically harsh industrial noise that the world
needs more of, so roll on Mechanical Christ.

Speaking of intense live acts I feel compelled to mention Nightmare
Frequency. Possibly Scotland’s best kept industrial secret, they’ve been
putting on frenzied and impassioned shows for years and have recently been
playing with the likes of Sulpher, Psydoll and Gravelle. Their most recent
album, Incision and Drainage, is available now as a “pay what you like” release
on Bandcamp.

https://nightmarefrequency.bandcamp.com/releases

And speaking of videos the newly resurgent Test Dept managed to get
their latest, Landlord, banned from Youtube. Was it the anti-Tory message or
the graphic scenes of cutting? Either way, in the current political climate,
with Brexit and the rising shadow of the far-right, it’s great to see the
return of truly political industrial music project with some real depth and
integrity. Famed in the past for their intense and physically demanding
performances using scrap metal instruments and embracing the disintegration of
the UK’s industrial heritage during the 1980’s, they’re as caustic as ever
today, though we should all be utterly depressed that they still feel the need
to be. The video can be seen at Vimeo (definitely not safe for work due to the
aforementioned cutting) https://vimeo.com/312136982

Their new album Disturbance, their first release in two decades, is
available on Bandcamp: https://testdept.bandcamp.com/album/disturbance

Time for a change of pace as we look at David, the new album from
Aphotic Apathy. Not so much a concept album as an entire concept musical
project, Aphotic Apathy have spent the last four years producing albums of dark
ambient music inspired entirely by the Alien movies. With this release we’ve
reached the point between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant where the android
David wipes out the Engineers and begins his own experiments with creating
life. The album uses Michael Fassbender’s narration to good effect over echoing
interstellar soundscapes. It brings to mind the weirdness and sense of
discovery Ridley Scott seemed to be aiming for before public opinion started
pulling the films back to an “alien chases survivor girl” formula which the
series had already perfected out the gate.

https://aphoticapathy.bandcamp.com/album/david

The Hinterlands – April 2019 edition by David …

It’s been a hell of a month for hard electronic music. As we’ve seen
endless retrospectives on the 25th anniversary of NIN’s The Downward Spiral,
we’ve also had to sadly say goodbye to Keith Flint. It’s hard to overstate the
influence of The Prodigy on 90’s high school kids like me. I actually liked
dance music back then but spent a lot of effort trying to convince myself I
didn’t – “it all sounds like car alarms going off! Blah!” – because I was one
of the metal kids with a leather jacket. Dance was for the neddy kids, our
mortal enemies. It was Flint and The Prodigy who released music that both
tribes could enjoy and as a result made it feel ok for dumb teenagers like me
to start broadening our horizons without feeling idiotically guilty about it.
Rest in peace.

So, on with an industrial-heavy column. If you know where they nicked
their name from you’re probably going to like Kollaps, who have just released a
video for Fleshflower, a track from their upcoming second album Mechanical
Christ (out May 3rd from Cold Spring Records). A treat for fans of raw meat and
epileptic fits, for the rest of us it’s a sensory overload that fits perfectly
with the post-industrial sonic assault of Fleshflower. Kollaps have a
reputation for violent and anarchic live shows and their last release, Sibling
Lovers, was the kind of unapologetically harsh industrial noise that the world
needs more of, so roll on Mechanical Christ.

Speaking of intense live acts I feel compelled to mention Nightmare
Frequency. Possibly Scotland’s best kept industrial secret, they’ve been
putting on frenzied and impassioned shows for years and have recently been
playing with the likes of Sulpher, Psydoll and Gravelle. Their most recent
album, Incision and Drainage, is available now as a “pay what you like” release
on Bandcamp.

https://nightmarefrequency.bandcamp.com/releases

And speaking of videos the newly resurgent Test Dept managed to get
their latest, Landlord, banned from Youtube. Was it the anti-Tory message or
the graphic scenes of cutting? Either way, in the current political climate,
with Brexit and the rising shadow of the far-right, it’s great to see the
return of truly political industrial music project with some real depth and
integrity. Famed in the past for their intense and physically demanding
performances using scrap metal instruments and embracing the disintegration of
the UK’s industrial heritage during the 1980’s, they’re as caustic as ever
today, though we should all be utterly depressed that they still feel the need
to be. The video can be seen at Vimeo (definitely not safe for work due to the
aforementioned cutting) https://vimeo.com/312136982

Their new album Disturbance, their first release in two decades, is
available on Bandcamp: https://testdept.bandcamp.com/album/disturbance

Time for a change of pace as we look at David, the new album from
Aphotic Apathy. Not so much a concept album as an entire concept musical
project, Aphotic Apathy have spent the last four years producing albums of dark
ambient music inspired entirely by the Alien movies. With this release we’ve
reached the point between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant where the android
David wipes out the Engineers and begins his own experiments with creating
life. The album uses Michael Fassbender’s narration to good effect over echoing
interstellar soundscapes. It brings to mind the weirdness and sense of
discovery Ridley Scott seemed to be aiming for before public opinion started
pulling the films back to an “alien chases survivor girl” formula which the
series had already perfected out the gate.

https://aphoticapathy.bandcamp.com/album/david

News roundup for April 11th 2019

Alcest sign to Nuclear Blast

Alcest have announced that they have signed to Nuclear Blast and are working on their new album due out in 2019.

ALCEST comment: “We are happy to start a new chapter of our journey by signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. We are in the studio at the moment, working on our 6th album and feel really excited about releasing this record with the help of our new partners. We will also start playing live again from May this year, so keep an eye on the dates!”

Eat Dirt sign to Bearded Punk Records

London punk crew EAT DIRT. are pleased to announce that they have signed to Bearded Punk Records and will release their debut album Death Is Death on 3rd June 2019.

Lust For Youth release new single, album out June 7th

Jackie Mendoza release video for Mucho Mas, debut EP out April 26th

News roundup for April 11th 2019

Alcest sign to Nuclear Blast

Alcest have announced that they have signed to Nuclear Blast and are working on their new album due out in 2019.

ALCEST comment: “We are happy to start a new chapter of our journey by signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. We are in the studio at the moment, working on our 6th album and feel really excited about releasing this record with the help of our new partners. We will also start playing live again from May this year, so keep an eye on the dates!”

Eat Dirt sign to Bearded Punk Records

London punk crew EAT DIRT. are pleased to announce that they have signed to Bearded Punk Records and will release their debut album Death Is Death on 3rd June 2019.

Lust For Youth release new single, album out June 7th

Jackie Mendoza release video for Mucho Mas, debut EP out April 26th

Early news round up for 5th April 2019

Klone sign to Kscope

Klone have announced that September 2019 will see the release of their newest album – their first for Kscope – and will be titled Le Grand Voyage. The band have also been confirmed to appear at festivals over the summer months before they begin their Le Grand Voyage live campaign with a headline tour, details of which will be announced soon. 

10/04 – France, The Outbreak Festival / Chato’do – Blois 

04/05 – Germany, Vacuumfest – Moers 

11/05 – France, Warm Up Motocultor Festival / L’Echonova / St-Ave 

21/06 – France, Hellfest Open Air Festival – Mainstage 2 / Clisson

 22/06 – France, Festival du Lavoir Electrique / Vouneuil-Sous-Biard 

11/08 – The Netherlands, Into The Grave Metal Festival – Mainstage / Leeuwarden 

27-29/09 – Germany – Euroblast Festival / Cologne

 LIBRALIBRA release new video

Brighton quartet LibraLibra have revealed a nostalgic new video for their latest single ‘Loverboy’, inspired by ‘90s “secret admirer board game” Dream Phone,and filmed, directed, and edited by Elliot Tatler. The single is out now on all good digital service providers.

The band play a special free entry ‘Prom Night’ launch party to celebrate the new single on 12th April at Brighton Electric.

Tim Hecker shares new track

Tim Hecker shares a new track; You Never Were taken from his forthcoming album Anoyo (“the world over there”) incoming on Kranky this May which draws from the same sessions with members of Tokyo Gakuso which led to the 2018 album Konoyo, but rendered starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint.

https://soundcloud.com/kranky/tim-hecker-you-never-were/s-wEkiB

LOFT announces debut EP

Photo credit: Xanthe Hutchinson

LOFT has announced that her debut EP will be released on May 3rd titled  and departt from mono games  via Tri Angle Records.

Listen to the first track taken from the EP ‘That Hyde trakk’: https://soundcloud.com/tri_angle_records/loft-that-hyde-trakk/