IMAGINE DRAGONS RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “NEXT TO ME” AHEAD OF SPRING UK TOUR

Today multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons release a brand new single entitled “Next To Me” via KIDinaKORNER / Polydor Records, and also reveal summer US dates for their Evolve Tour. “Next To Me” is available via all participating digital retailers HERE. Listen to “Next To Me” HERE.

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“Next To Me,” produced by Alex Da Kid, was today’s World Record with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “Next To Me” is the first new music released from Imagine Dragons since Evolve, the band’s 2017 platinum- selling third album. Evolve has sold over 100K copies in the UK with the album debuting at #3 and spending eight weeks in the UK Top 20.

Known for their incredible live shows, which have seen them sell out arenas worldwide as well as performing to massive crowds including Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Big Weekend and many more, Imagine Dragons play:

February
Sat 24th Birmingham, Genting Arena – SOLD OUT
Mon 26th  Dublin, The O2 Arena – SOLD OUT
Weds 28th  London, The O2 Arena – SOLD OUT

March
Thurs 1st  London, The O2 Arena
Sat 3rd   Manchester, Manchester Arena – SOLD OUT
Sun 4th Glasgow, The SSE Hydro – SOLD OUT

“Next To Me”
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ALBUM REVIEW : ‘RED LIGHTS’ : MILESTONES

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Manchester hailing melodic-pop-punk-four-piece MILESTONES will be releasing their debut album ‘Red Lights’, VIA FEARLESS RECORDS, in just a few days time (23/03/18). We recently had a chat with frontman, Matt, about the release to find out about it AND we’ve also had a little listen to it too! Here’s what we thought of the debut!

‘Red Lights’ is 11 tracks of clean pop-punk goodness. And clean in a good way, it’s tight, well produced and pretty on the ear for sure. You can feel the work that has gone into perfecting this album and it stands as a statement and an introduction to Milestones as strong contenders in this area of the music scene.

Overall it encompasses catchy lyrics that you very soon find yourself singing along to. Tracks like ‘Bittersweetheart’ showcase Matt’s vocals, which are light and melodic – creating a nice contrast with the rockier-tainted guitar riffs. Even though this is a debut album, it carries a nostalgic feel in where it draws its influences. I immediately compare it to the likes of All Time Low (who, by the way, I used to be a SUPER fan of). I really feel this in ‘Against The World’, which carries a blend of genres, similar to recent releases from ATL – with it being just enough pop and just enough rock. Because of these kind of influences ‘Red Lights’ can appeal to a wider audience and I can totally see this trickling into a more mainstream domain. Other tracks such as ‘Paranoid’ bring a little more grit in its dirtier riffs and high impact tempo.

 

Overall this album delivers a versatile array of tracks that perfectly introduce us to the new-and-improved Milestones. Check it out – released 23rd Feb!

 

DEBUT ALBUM RED LIGHTS

RELEASED ON 23RD FEBRUARY VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

PRE-ORDER PHYSICAL HERE AND DIGITAL HERE

 

Catch Milestones live:

29.5.18 – Thousand Island, London

30.5.18 – Night People, Manchester

31.5.18 – The Garage Attic, Glasgow

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WHITELIGHT RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘SHIVER’

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Whitelight are a duo from Birmingham. They have recently released their debut single ‘Shiver’, taken from their soon to be released Self titled debut EP.

 

Their debut single ‘Shiver’ is now available on Spotify and iTunes!!  

 

The band have spent a couple of years living in the city where they say the divide between the rich and poor is becoming more and more obvious. It’s as if there are constant distractions from what really matters. Corporations are saying, “consume, consume, consume” and day-to-day life continues while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Shiver was written out of pure frustration with this “system”.

Whitelight reside in the midlands. They met when one half of the band invaded the stage at the other halves gig. The two are multi instrumentalists and used this to their advantage whilst recording and producing their debut EP. The bands Influences come from artists such as; Paris_Monster, Jack White, Pixies, Yak and Queens of the Stone Age.

 

The band have recently gained attention from This Feeling and have been asked to support The Wholls on their UK tour on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham.

CABBAGE SHARE VIDEO FOR THIER NEW SINGLE, ‘ARMS OF PLEONEXIA’

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Cabbage have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, which has just been added to BBC 6Music’s Playlist. ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ was written about the international arms trade and its cinematic black & white video, directed by long-time collaborator Dom Foster, is intentionally disturbing.


The video is an opportunist representation of how our simplistic, questionable minds view the odious backdrop of the arms trade and the delicate situation of political control that arises tensions all over the world. Catch 22 in layman’s terms. The tensions not only exist in public safety and international bravado but is increasingly called upon in culture which reflects in our song and video. Lee and Joe, although their hairlines and blemishes are in high definition, are metaphorical states. With such institutions controlled by excessive greed, this inevitably leads to decisions that have huge detrimental effect. There are no winners in the arms trade. There are no winners in the video.”  – Cabbage


Watch the ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ video
here or listen to the track here


‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ is taken from Cabbage’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, released 30
th March 2018 on Infectious Music. The album also contains the BBC 6Music playlisted 2017 singles ‘‘Celebration Of A Disease’ and ‘Gibraltar Ape’.

 

Produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun) at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is an album that confirms Cabbage as one of the most nuanced bands in years.
Equally drawn to socialist politics and mucking about, they’re devotees of both big choruses and anarchic totems like GG Allin, Genesis P Orridge and Butthole Surfers. It’s a mixture writ large throughout ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, from the frenetic opening salvo of ‘Preach To The Converted’, ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ and ‘Molotov Alcopop’, via ‘Perdurabo’s swampy blues and wild funk of ‘Exhibit A’ to the devastating seven-minute finale ‘Subhuman 2.0’. It’s hard to think of another band who could write a magnificently infectious two-minute frantic anthem and then call it ‘Obligatory Castration’. Only two album tracks have been heard before, ‘Celebration Of A Disease’ and ‘Gibraltar Ape’. Indeed, the savagely brilliant ‘Postmodernist Caligula’ was written and recorded in a matter of days at the end of the album recording sessions.

Cabbage formed in Mossley, a small town on the edge of the Pennines nine miles East of Manchester, in November 2015. There’s been a weight of fevered expectation around a full Cabbage album ever since their startling debut EP ‘Le Chou’ arrived at the start of 2016. Since then, the Manchester band have released 36 songs and played well over 200 gigs. While it broadens Cabbage’s sound further still from their already eclectic previous five EPs, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ also does a superb job of capturing the raw energy of their freewheeling live shows.

Cabbage recently finished the first leg of their 2018 UK tour, including a sold-out show at London’s 100 Club. They embark on further dates in April following the release of the album, with support from She Drew The Gun. On May 19th, the band will curate ‘Glamour At Thee Ritz’ at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Starting at 5pm and headlined by Cabbage, the event across 2 rooms at The Ritz will feature PINS, The Blinders, Rhythm Method, Witch Fever, Lady Bird, Sports Team + more to be announced over the coming weeks.

CABBAGE LIVE:
April 4              Aberdeen, The Tunnels
April 5              Edinburgh, The Mash House
April 6               Kendal, Brewery Art Centre
April 7               Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club
April 11        York, The Crescent Community Venue
April 12              Leicester, Dryden Street Social
April 13              Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
April 14              Coventry, Empire
April 18              Oxford O2 Academy 2
April 19        Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
April 20              Brighton, Patterns
April 21              Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Main support on all April dates (except 21st): She Drew The Gun
May 19              Manchester O2 Ritz, Cabbage Present… Glamour At Thee Ritz
Also featuring PINS, The Blinders, Rhythm Method, Witch Fever, Lady Bird, Sports Team + more to be announced

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Cabbage ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’:
Preach To The Converted
Arms Of Pleonexia
Molotov Alcopop
Disinfect Us
Postmodernist Caligula
Exhibit A
Celebration Of A Disease
Perdurabo
Gibraltar Ape
Obligatory Castration
Reptiles State Funeral
Subhuman 2.0

 

SUN ARCANA Announce Debut EP ‘AS I TAKE A BREATH…’ due 9th March on Easy Life Records

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Rising Essex band Sun Arcana will make their grand entrance with debut EP As I Take A Breath… due 9th March on Easy Life Records (Lower Than Atlantis, Arcane Roots, Waterparks). Produced by Chris Coulter (Jamie Lenman, Arcane Roots), As I Take A Breath… showcases Sun Arcana at their best – emotive and powerful vocals, blistering musicianship and incredible songwriting ability.

 

We are absolutely over the moon that we can announce our first EP, let alone release it! These songs embody a sort of ‘twisted fantasy’ theme. They don’t necessarily tie into each other but they all relate back to the fantasies that everybody has at some point but are too afraid to share. We’ve been sitting on these songs for a long time, so to finally release them for everyone to hear is the best.” -Harry Acreman, Guitars

 

To mark the occasion Sun Arcana are pleased to reveal new video Fracture, another instalment of the running narrative seen previous videos Wonderful, Oxygen and Everybody – which garnered support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, Rock Sound, Alternative Press and MTV Rocks.

 

This track was written about calling someone out on all of their BS, whether its related to you or in general. Stop lying and stirring and say it to my face.” – Harry Acreman, Guitars

BUY/STREAM ‘FRACTURE’ HERE.

 

Sun Arcana are fresh from a support slot with The Xcerts, and are heading to the hallowed grounds of Castle Donington this summer for Download Festival. Further news and tour dates to come soon.

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‘As I Take A Breath…’ Track Listing
1 – Fracture
2 – Oxygen
3 – Everybody
4 – When I Turn Cold
5 – Wonderful
6 – Oblique

MILESTONES REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR BITTERSWEETHEART

We recently spoke to Milestones about the anticipated release of their brand new album, ‘Red Lights,’ and they have since released a lyric video for the second released track – Bittersweetheart! You’d better get learning the words…Watch it below!

 

Milestones have also just announced they are to support pop/punk band Broadside on 3 dates in May!

Catch Milestones live:

29.5.18 – Thousand Island, London

30.5.18 – Night People, Manchester

31.5.18 – The Garage Attic, Glasgow

 

 

 

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INTERVIEW WITH : MILESTONES

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Manchester hailing melodic-pop-punk-four-piece MILESTONES have announced the upcoming release of their debut album ‘Red Lights’ ! RELEASED ON 23RD FEBRUARY VIA FEARLESS RECORDS! We spoke to the lovely Matt Clarke, Milestones’ frontman about the process of the upcoming debut album!

 

SM: Hello Milestones! Please can you introduce yourselves and give us a brief background to the band?

MC: Hey! I’m Matt and I sing in the band!

 

SM: Your debut album ‘Red Lights’ comes out this month, how are you feeling about the release?

MC: I think definitely nervous but also quite confident that we have done our parts of writing a record we’re proud of. All of our fans have waited a long time for this, but we wanted to make sure it was something they deserved and would help us to grow.

 

SM: Please can you tell us about the process of writing and recording ‘Red Lights’?

MC: It was a long process!!! We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as people and as musicians and thus grew immensely in both too. We’d spend 15+ hours a day writing, demoing and recording for months at a time in not great conditions away from home. Sometimes we’d spend weeks on a song and throw it away at the end. It was quite demoralising but it built our character and substance as a band where we kind of realised second best wasn’t an option.

 

SM: Have the tracks developed or changed at all during the recording process?

MC: Absolutely. We were writing throughout the entire process. End Game & Forever Or Never’s choruses were changed in the final hours vocally and musically. We were constantly trying to better things we already liked, that’s been the best thing about the process. Just because it’s good doesn’t mean it’s the best it can be.

 

SM: What inspires you musically and lyrically?

MC: Everything. Life. That’s why I think so many people can connect with this album, it’s not about one aspect of my life, it surrounds everything I go through daily. It’s really just an album that’s so honest about the fact I’m human. I make mistakes, I fuck up, but I like to think I’m good at learning from them first time.

 

SM: You’ve put out a single from the album already, Paranoid, what has the reaction been like to this track?

MC: Really cool. I don’t think it was what people were expecting at all, but we’ve received some great responses from fans, industry people and bands. It’s definitely been a great rebrand of the band.

 

SM: Do you have any tours/festivals/shows planned for this year that you can tell us about?

MC: We will soooooooon

 

SM: After the release of ‘Red lights’ what is your next goal to reach as a band?

MC: We just want to always be progressing. We don’t have a ceiling for this band, we just focus on putting 110% until today and prepare for tomorrow to the best standard we can. If we play Wembley one day because of that, then great, but we’re not gonna do that by sitting on our fucking arses. 

 

SM: If you could summarise the album in one word, what would it be?

MC: Versatile

 

SM: What artists are you listening to at the moment that you would recommend?

MC: The Gospel Youth, Broadside, Stand Atlantic, Holding Absence, Loathe, Waterparks, Sleep On It, so many great bands breaking right now!

 

Check back soon for our review of the brand new album, ‘Red Lights’ – and don’t forget to pre-order it too!

PRE-ORDER PHYSICAL HERE AND DIGITAL HERE