THE HYENA KILL Unshackle Colossal New Single POUND OF FLESH

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THE HYENA KILL have revealed their stomping new track POUND OF FLESH. The track showcases the duo’s ability to effortlessly transition from an infectiously dark groove, to full-throttled cacophony.
“It’s basically one massive mood swing. The first half of the track is quite upbeat and riffy and ends with a screaming your lungs out meltdown. It has some of my favorite lyrics I’ve ever written dealing with sex, desire, manipulation and self-loathing’.

The recording process for this track was really smooth. Lorna absolutely nailed her drum part. The track was bouncing before we even got round to tracking guitars.

Pound Of Flesh is the one track on the EP that sounds more like our previous material but with a more focused sound. The ending is the heaviest thing we have ever recorded and a lot of fun to play live. We nearly didn’t record it as it felt too different from the other tracks, by the time it was finished it slotted in perfectly. Really glad we didn’t bin it off!” 

– Steven Dobb, guitar & vocals
POUND OF FLESH is taken from forthcoming EP SPUN due 23rd April on APF Records. It follows previous single Exit Mask which also features on the EP. Steven explains “We wanted to make a record that was a brutally honest representation of our music, and us as people. Our debut album ‘Atomised’ was a benchmark for us but for this record we really got into the crafting and feel of the songs”.
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SPUN’ Track Listing
1 – Exit Mask
2 – Panic Womb
3 – Ribbons
4 – Pound Of Flesh
5 – Dare To Swim
6 – Cells

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The Baskervilles to release new single ‘Blood In My Mouth’ on April 27th

Blend raw energy, the syncopated grind of 8-bit guitar and deliciously gravely vocals and you’ve got British rock outfit The Baskervilles, serving up their own breed of hard hitting rock with new single ‘Blood In My Mouth’, dropping April 27th.

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Hailing from Ipswich, Suffolk, the rock quartet have spent the past 2 years working in the studio with award winning producer Tom Donovan, drawing influences from the likes of The Amazons, Royal Blood and Biffy Clyro. ‘Blood In My Mouth’ treads the line between the raw energy and emotion of their most recent single ‘Kalashnikov’ and the more commercial pop inspired sounds found in their earlier work like ‘Death of a Pop Song’.

The Baskervilles state: “Blood in my Mouth is for anyone who’s lost the one they love and is forced to forever relive the mistakes they made, hearing echoes of all the things you shouldn’t of said, and tasting the one you lost wherever you go, like blood in your mouth”

Having played studio sessions for BBC Introducing, intimate shows for Sofar Sounds and ‘Nambucca’s Hot Picks 2018’ at London’s Nambucca, The Baskervilles have recently confirmed they will be touring in June 2018 and will be announcing UK wide dates very soon. In the meantime, you can catch The Baskervilles at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds for the Bury Fringe Festival, May 5th.

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Be sure to check out more from The Baskervilles here:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1tMfDSojTFAMCCL0CnoDL2?si=yqO_ElW_RsibWJPMFExFMw

Ringgo 5 Announce UK Live Debut & Stream Single ‘Valeria’ Ahead of May Shows

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Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, pop-rockers Ringgo 5 are preparing for their first shows outside of their own country. Hitting UK shores in May, the quintet has announced that they will play the following dates: May 18 – Brighton, World’s End; May 20– London, 100 Club (Event Here) and May 22 – Southampton, Joiners Arms (Event Here). Vocalist Nabil Pawaka explains: “Why the UK? Without a doubt, this nation produces many of the best musicians out there. I think that the music there is like a massive culture. We are so happy to be going and it’s going to be our first time ever playing a show abroad.”

Further dates are yet to be detailed but in support of today’s announcement the band is pleased to be streaming their summery single ‘Valeriahere, which features on the band’s debut album ‘Emotion’, available on Spotify now (here). Pawaka says of the track: “Valeria, simply from the lyrics is about a Long Distance Relationship. We think this is one of the most difficult situations in any relationship, so we decided to write a song about it.”

Completed by Rhein Michael and Rishad Marciano on Guitar, Robert Matthew on Bass and Getar Jiwa Adita on Drums, Ringgo 5 acquired their moniker by combining the first letters of their names, clarifying: “…and 5 is not just because we’re five people, it symbolizes the date we were formed, which was 5th of May 2015.” Prior to this, the members were part of two rival school bands, with their dreams of making music together beginning as far back as primary school, saying: “It was quite a long road to forming and we are so lucky that our parents and family support us, so that’s why we always give 100% in everything we do with the band.” Career highlights to date include the release of aforementioned debut LP ‘Emotion’; nomination as ‘Breakthrough Artist Of The Year’ at the Indonesian Choice Awards and securing a slot as the sole support to Paramore in Jakarta – a show which frustratingly saw postponement after Hayley Williams fell ill.

Describing themselves as playing “an infectious pop-rock that would take teenagers back to their dissolving highschool romances”, the members have varied musical tastes spanning genres such as J-rock, classic rock, hip-hop and pop-punk. Inspired by the likes of All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, MUSE, Paramore and The 1975, their intended appeal is refreshingly simple: “We try to make songs that people, mostly teenagers can relate to in their love life. I think that the market of our creativity is really important here because we have a very supportive fanbase back in Jakarta and their support is what keeps us motivated.”

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Ringgo 5 Play The UK In May: May 18 – Brighton, World’s End | May 20 – London, 100 Club | May 22 – Southampton, Joiners Arms
Stream ‘Valeria’ now: https://youtu.be/wfc9SdPQHOY
More From Ringgo 5: Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | Instagram 

FIZZY BLOOD Unveil New Single ‘PINK MAGIC’

Leeds’ Fizzy Blood reveal their colossal new single Pink Magic today. Commanding and anthemic, the track showcases a new strength to Fizzy Blood’s sound.
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“’Pink magic’ is probably the easiest song we’ve ever written. It kind of just fell into our laps when together we were messing around with a korg, we got a bit of a trance-like groove going and just decided to see how far we could take that before it became boring We never found the answer, instead we got Pink Magic.

The lead guitar part, which at the time I didn’t know was gonna become Pink Magic, came about when I was messing around with a musical phone in the call centre I worked in at the time. Each key was assigned a different pitch and pressing them in the order of a phone number pulled from the Hull phone book gives you the melody you hear in the intro
– Paul Howells, guitars

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Pink Magic is supported by the PRSF Momentum Fund. The track follows previous single CFO, which landed Fizzy Blood their first daytime BBC Radio 1 play courtesy of Clara Amfo. Both tracks will feature on forthcoming EP Pink Magic, which the band announce will come later this year on Killing Moon.
“The ‘Pink Magic’ EP is our third and final EP.  It’s taken us a few years to figure out who we are as a band, as musicians and as people, and this is the happiest we’ve ever been with our music. In the UK music scene it’s easy to get boxed in, we’ve managed to tour with the likes of While She Sleeps and then go straight on to hit the road with Spring King, very different crowds and very different music, however, all this has taught us is that we’re not a metal band and we’re not an indie band, we want to be the band that excites all listeners of music and more, so stop giving out titles and just enjoy it. After touring and being around each other non stop for the past 4 years, we’re now very comfortable in our own skin. Our third EP is what we believe to be the most accurate representation of who we are as a band and where we want to take our music moving forward. We’re happy to present the EPs as a trilogy but I wouldn’t kid anyone and say this was the plan from the start. These three offerings will have to tide you over till we’re finished with what comes next…” 
– Paul Howells

Four months in to 2018 and the band are showing no sign of slowing down, recently touring with Spring King before embarking on their first UK headline run – including a sold out hometown show in Leeds. Now gearing up for slots at Live At Leeds, Hit The North, Dot To Dot, Y Not and Boardmasters festivals, alongside a couple of headline shows, Fizzy Blood are an unstoppable force on the UK live circuit. Additional tour dates and further news on their forthcoming Pink Magic EP will be announced very soon.

 

WOES set to release SELF HELP EP on 4th May via UNFD & band reveal new single HLB2

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Scottish pop punks WOES have been making a stir the past few months, touring with the likes of Neck Deep, Seaway and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. The band are now pleased to commence a new chapter, with the release of forthcoming EP SELF HELP on 4th May via UNFD.

As a taster of what to expect, the band have revealed new single HLB2 – a homage to to the Drake megahit Hotline Bling – which showcases a new dimension to WOES sound.

“I remember when I first demoed HLB2 I was so excited about it! I knew it had something really special. When I first started working on it, it was a totally guitar based song that sounded like what you would expect from us. When we started working on it as a band, we couldn’t get it together so it went on the backburner for a while. Then after a month or two we looked at it with fresh eyes, we were like ‘OK, holy shit, now we’re on to something.’ and the whole song was pretty much re-written from there, barring a couple bits from the original arrangement.

Lyrically, the song is about trying to get it together with someone you have a casual thing with, and it not working out and the kind of self-reflections that come from that kind of experience. It’s something that has happened to me a few times I guess, and at the time I couldn’t really see why. Looking back now, I was just putting all my time and energy AND money into music, and not really leaving anything of myself for someone to want to be in a relationship with. So I tried to put myself in that headspace of, ‘what is this person’s problem’ and gradual realisation of your own flaws over time – that it was your fault all along that things couldn’t work out”
– DJ, vocals

SELF HELP.. All tracks feature on Upset and Alternative Press, Radio and BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Rock Sound, Kerrang! Magazine, which garnered support from the likes of High On You and Real World, Losing Time follows previous singles HLB2
Any song that you write is a cathartic human process of something that͛s happened to you or an expression of hurt or an expression of love, and for me any song that I write is self help”, says DJ. With prolific producer Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, WSTR) at their disposal, they did what they do best: worked hard. “We wanted to write songs that sounded unique. We made a conscious decision to write distinctive sounding songs, we would only work on a piece of music if it made you feel something. And it’s our best work yet! As we were writing these songs our band was growing and growing, and we anticipated that we were writing songs that we were going to be playing in HUGE venues. We’ve never really had to write music with the expatiation of having to play it to thousands of people before. So that changed the dynamic of how we structured songs quite significantly

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SELF HELP Track Listing
1. High On You
2. Real World
3. Losing Time
4. Over It
5. HLB2
WOES are showing no sign of slowing down, with Download, Slam Dunk and Galaxy Camp festivals in the pipeline, alongside a UK headline run in May and Scottish regional tour in June.
Catch WOES live:
2nd May – BIRMINGHAM Flapper (UK)
3rd May – CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)
4th May – DORSET Teddy Rocks (UK)
5th May – LIVERPOOL Sound Basement (UK)
6th May – NORWICH Waterfront Studio (UK)
7th May – NEWCASTLE Jumpin Jacks (UK)
17th May – ZURICH Galaxy Camp (CH)
18th May – KARLSRUHE Galaxy Camp (GE)
19th May – KOLN Galaxy Camp (GE)
20th May – LEIPZIG Galaxy Camp (GE)
10th Jun – DONINGTON Download Festival (UK)
21st Jun – EDINBURGH Opium (UK)
22nd Jun – INVERNESS Tooth & Claw (UK)
23rd Jun – DUNDEE Beat Generator (UK)
24th Jun – GLASGOW The Garage Attic (UK)

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, SAY ANYTHING, HOMESAFE AND ME VS HERO REVEALED AS FINAL NAMES FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2018 + STAGE SPILTS REVEALED!

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Slam Dunk Festival, the unmissable pop-punk party of the summer, is delighted to reveal that Watford mob Lower Than Atlantis, emo icons Say Anything, Chicago favourites Homesafe and easycore heroes Me Vs. Hero will join the impressive line-up.

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Slam Dunk Festival is also proud to announce the stage splits for this year’s festival where the Jagermeister Stage is set to play host to pop-punk titans Good Charlotte as they make their Slam Dunk Festival debut, alongside arena rockers PVRIS and ferocious Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, as well as amazing acts such as State Champs, Knuckle Puck, Four Year Strong and of course, Sleeping with Sirens and Creeper.

The Monster Stage will be the place to catch emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with their first performance at Slam Dunk Festival. Showing them how it’s done will be Taking Back Sunday who will unite the crowd with heart-felt singalongs with additional performances from  Lower Than Atlantis, Moose Blood, and Twin Atlantic, the Monster Stage will also see unmissable reunion performances from The Audition and The Dangerous Summer.

Known for bringing the heavy, the Impericon stage has all bases covered this year with American hardcore punk rockers Every Time I Die topping the bill. In addition to these incredible heavyweights, the Impericon Stage also welcomes the return of Canadian leaders Comeback Kid, Northlane, Crown The Empire, The Devil Wears Prada and Astroid Boys. Counterparts, Brutality Will Prevail and Loathe will be appearing here at Slam Dunk Festival for the first time ever.

Over on this year’s Signature Brew Stage, Patty Walters will be leading As It Is to the top, following highly-anticipated sets from UK pop-punk front-runners ROAM, Trash Boat and Woes and favourites Can’t Swim and Broadside. New additions Me Vs Hero & Homesafe will be also now joining them!

One for the new music aficionados, the Rock Sound Breakout Stage will see the hottest new bands perform. Canadian troupe Palaye Royale, American favourites Chapel and Dream State will appear alongside Grayscale, Holding Absence, Milestones, Sleep On It, Stand Atlantic and The Faim.

In the biggest line-up to date, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is set to play host to an unparalleled exhibition of pop-punk movers and shakers as it welcomes blistering performances from co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World, a reunion exclusive from The Audition (Worldwide exclusive) as well as highly anticipated sets from the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, PVRIS, Taking Back Sunday, Creeper, Every Time I Die, Sleeping With Sirens and many more. Whether you’re at Leeds City Centre on May 26th, Hatfield Park on May 27th or Birmingham’s NEC, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will be the ultimate alternative party of the summer.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkmusic.com/
Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.

Layover release new single: ‘Hunger Pains’, ahead of ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ EP release

Emo punks Layover have unveiled the second single taken from their forthcoming ‘Your Laugher Never Leaves’ EP. ‘Hunger Painshere follows lead single ‘Slumberhere, with vocalist Luke Rainsford saying: “‘Hunger Pains’ was the first song we wrote for the EP. Originally it started as a song called ‘Commonplace’, but was reworked for the EP and this is why it’s the most Pop-Punk sounding track on the record. However, it bridges the two different sounds, from our previous music and our new mature sound, opening the EP and demonstrating the variation of sounds across the record.”

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Stream ‘Hunger Pains’ Now: https://youtu.be/Lbt6fOxgAKE

 

The Birmingham quartet’s EP ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ is released via Fox Records on 4th May 2018 and is their first release since their hiatus in 2016.

 

Completed by Dominic Cattell on Guitar, Elliot Wallett on Bass and Brad Fisher on Drums, this 2018 version of Layover can be considered a clean slate. Founded in 2014 and previously releasing “very DIY” material that is misaligned with their renewed energy and considered aesthetic, Rainsford explains: “The sound of our old music does not represent us, and we have matured as musicians and people since then. We come with a new direction to start in a genre we are more passionate about.” It is, therefore, a happy coincide that their Bukowski derived name is still suited: “Layover by definition is a rest or a wait before a further stage in a journey. We felt this was relevant to the stage we were all at in our lives,” Rainsford recalls.

 

Layover ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ Tracklisting:

1. Hunger Pains | 2. Coffee and Fluoxetine | 3. Hollow Me Out | 4. Slumber | 5. Your Laughter Never Leaves

Layover Release EP ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ Via Fox Records On 04/05/18. Pre-Order here.  

 

Catch Layover Live:

14th April – The Asylum, Birmingham (w/ Tiny Moving Parts)

 2nd May – The Flapper, Birmingham (w/ Woes)