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Shit Present, Crocodile God, Bear Trade and Muncie Girls are amongst the final acts to be added to this year's Manchester Punk Festival. MPF17 is the biggest in the festival's short history and boasts incredible bands like Paint It Black, Strike Anywhere and Martha at the top of the bill.... Continue reading
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Explosions In The Sky and Converge are the first two massive names announced for this year's ArcTanGent Festival. What's more, both bands are UK exclusives. So yeah, big deal. Taking place from August 17th-19th on Fernhill Farm (just 10 miles outside of Bristol) ArcTanGent has been recognised for its excellent... Continue reading
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Kendal Calling will be headlined by six huge acts, festival organisers have announced today. Stereophonics, The Manic Street Preachers, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Tinie Tempah and Franz Ferdinand are all amongst the first massive announcement for 2017. If you thought that was enough,... Continue reading
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The Bouncing Souls have today released a brand new single 'Battleground'. Premiered by CLRVYNT, the new single has been inspired by the less than excellent position the United States currently finds itself in. A punk rock rallying of the masses, the legendary New Jersey band have been galvanized by the... Continue reading
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Kasabian will join Muse as headliners of the Reading and Leeds Festivals this year. The massive UK indie band lead the second wave of announcements for the festivals, which also includes Jimmy Eat World, Circa Waves and Two Door Cinema Club. A UK exclusive, the announcement that Kasabian will headline... Continue reading
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Thrice have announced that they will be back in the UK this April for two very special shows in London and Nottingham. These dates follow a successful return for the band last year with performances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals as well as the release of their ninth full-length... Continue reading
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The Lion And The Wolf has premiered a new video for 'Walk on the Moon'. Taken from his second LP The Cardiac Hotel, this bright and ethereal indie-pop song is the perfect counter balance to the record's more gloomy tracks and makes for the perfect single. A song about dreaming... Continue reading
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Frank Turner's 'Lost Evenings' has just gotten even better with the announcement that Brian Fallon & The Crowes, Scott Hutchinson (of Frightened Rabbit), Seth Lakeman and Skinny Lister will make up part the support bill across the four-day festival. The huge event to be held at the Roundhouse in Camden,... Continue reading
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Chris Farren has announced more "loud fun rock perfect gigs" throughout February and March across the US. The singer/songwriter released his album Can't Die through SideOneDummy Records and toured with the likes of AJJ and Brian Fallon on both sides of the Atlantic towards the tail end of 2016. The... Continue reading
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Jamie Lenman has today released his brand new single 'Mississippi', his first new material since the release of his debut double album Muscle Memory. Following two UK tours on the back of that record and only a few dates since you'd be forgiven for thinking that Lenman had gone into... Continue reading
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Worry Dolls' beautiful new album Go Get Gone is an early contender for album of the year. As hasty as that statement sounds, this collection of soaring harmonies and modern indie-folk soundscapes is an incredibly refreshing listen. Inspired by the sounds and songs of Nashville but exuding classic British style,... Continue reading
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Cory Branan has a knack for romanticising hurt. On 'Imogene', the first single from Branan's forthcoming record Adios, the country singer painfully croons for a lost love whilst painting the most vivid picture with his words. This is not your typical love song; although very little about Branan's songwriting ever... Continue reading
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Modern Baseball's new single 'This Song Is Gonna Buy Brendan Lukens A Pair Of Socks' does a lot in under four minutes, from the lo-fi intro to the youthful sorrow-filled verses and the huge instrumental peaks, it's a bit of a ride. Way more serious in nature than the title... Continue reading
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Photo: © Laura Augustin Mexrrissey - the Mexican mariachi band covering Morrissey and The Smiths - have shared an unplugged version of their new single 'Entre Mas Ignoras', which is their take on Morrissey's biting 1994 single 'The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get'. Premiered by Clash Magazine,... Continue reading
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Beach Slang are set to release the second of their Here I Made This For You mixtape series on January 26th and have coupled that announcement with a cover of The Adverts' classic 'Bored Teenagers'. Lead singer James Alex is an absolute music nut, so a project like this really... Continue reading
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Before hearing 'Making Time', I'll admit, I hadn't given Greg Graffin a real chance as a solo artist. Not through any ill will or anything, but the relationship between Doctor Graffin and I pretty much started and ended at Bad Religion. Of course, right now, I'm kicking myself. 'Making Time'... Continue reading
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The Menzingers' new album appears to be built on absolute anthems; that is if the first three singles are anything to go by. 'After The Party', the title track from that record is yet another nostalgia-filled, driving punk rock banger. You know the kind; the incredible earworm. The kind of... Continue reading
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Craig Finn's pedigree as a songwriter is something that really can't be questioned. His is a voice of a generation. A blend of beat poetry and incredible insight into the human condition, The Hold Steady frontman is close to unmatched. This is just as true about his solo work, although... Continue reading
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The White Buffalo will return to the UK next week to begin a week long tour. The critically acclaimed country singer (a.k.a. Jake Smith) and his band have drawn comparisons to legends like Steve Earle, Eddy Vedder and Johnny Cash in the past and they look to make a big... Continue reading
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Harker and The Doublecross have announced a short run of dates in the UK for this coming February. The tour sees both bands supporting new releases, with The Doublecross releasing their third album at the tail end of 2016 and Harker currently in the studio. Mark Boniface, singer/guitarist in Harker,... Continue reading
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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry really looked at home in the surrounds of an old music hall. The pair appearing at Buxton Opera House - a venue not on many musicians’ touring schedules these days - the show felt almost like the middle segment for a revue from the 30s... Continue reading
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Don't Stop Now: A Collection Of Covers is perfect. It's that simple. A compilation of covers from all of your favourite bands - no seriously Laura Stevenson, Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Farren, The Menzingers and a whole bunch more are featured on this - with proceeds being donated to the American... Continue reading
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Against Me!, The Bronx, The Movielife and The Mad Caddies are amongst the latest swathe of bands to be announced for Slam Dunk Festival 2017. The three-day, three-city festival will take place from May 27th to 29th in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield. Also included in this latest announcement are Tonight... Continue reading
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Beans On Toast is giving his all for Independent Venue Week, taking in some of Southern England's finest towns in support of the cause. Independent Venue Week is a week-long nationwide event to highlight the importance of independent venues and to prove, as it says on the poster, "music is... Continue reading
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AFI have revealed the video for 'Snow Cats' as they gear up for the release of AFI (The Blood Album) on January 20th. The video, which features Davy Havoc immediately following the band's last video for 'White Offerings', sees him now as a floating head in space surrounded by luminous... Continue reading