TIGERCUB Release ‘Faking Laughter’ Lyric Video

TIGERCUB Release ‘Faking Laughter’ Lyric Video

Check it out here:  https://youtu.be/omPYQLiE3lM

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BLOODY KNEES and CALVA LOUISE Announced As Support
@ Scala, London Headline Show 18th January

New EP Evolve or Die Out Now via Alcopop! Records



Brighton trio TIGERCUB are pleased to reveal that BLOODY KNEES and CALVA LOUISE will be joining them as support for their up-scaled London headline show this Thursday 18th January at The Scala.

The trio play their biggest ever hometown show the following day on January 19th 2018 at Concorde 2 in Brighton supported by Our Girl, Glum, and Sick Joy.

Alongside the news TIGERCUB have released a lyric video for ‘Faking Laughter’, the final track to be taken from their recently released Evolve or Die EP out now on Alcopop! Records, and a commentary on the relentless “fake news” cycle bombarding us daily.

TIGERCUB 2018 Live Dates:

18 Jan – London – The Scala *
     19 Jan – Brighton – Concorde 2 ^

*w/ Bloody Knees + Calva Louise
^ w/ Our Girl + Glum  + Sick Joy



Following on from the recently released ‘What For’, ‘Heavenly War’ brings positive energy and a bold chorus to make a instant indie anthem,  furthering the bold claim that Sea Girls are one of the most reliable new bands for penning these instant indie-disco, festival ready tracks.

Listen to Sea Girls’ prior singles Lost and Call Me Out and What For?

Sea Girls return to the road in February 2018 for their first headline tour of the UK including an opening night at London’s Omeara on the 1st February.

Tickets for all headline dates are on sale now at: https://www.seagirls.net
Sea Girls Live:

1st February – Omeara, London
2nd February – Exchange, Bristol
3rd February – The Cookie, Leicester
8th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester
9th February – Community Room, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10th February – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

These guys are bound to have an exciting year, so make sure you check them out!!


BASTILLE to bring ‘Reorchestrated’ tour to Bristol Colston Hall – 13th April 2018


BASTILLE have announced what promises to be a stunning ‘Reorchestrated’ tour in April 2018. The tour will see the band performing in intimate venues and concert halls with a string and brass section, and choir showcasing reworkings of the highly acclaimed No. 1 albums “Wild World” and “Bad Blood”.
The tour was inspired by the intimate Union Chapel show in May of this year for the Streets of London charity where Bastille’s performance featured all new arrangements of their songs, a powerful departure from their “Wild World” arena shows.

They will be bringing the Reorchestrated tour to Bristol Colston Hall on Friday 13th April 2018.

Tickets for the Reorchestrated tour go on sale Friday 15th Dec at http://bastillebastille.com

April 2018
Tues, Apr 10th – Manchester, O2 Apollo, UK
Wed, Apr 11th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall, UK
Fri, Apr 13th – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK
Sat, Apr 14th – Sheffield, City Hall, UK
Mon, Apr 16th – London, Royal Albert Hall, UK

DON BROCO to headline Bristol O2 Academy on 9th February 2018


Fresh from selling out the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace in London, Don Broco have announced a massive UK tour in support of their new album, ‘Technology’, out 2nd February via Sharptone Records. They will be headlining Bristol O2 Academy on 9th February 2018.

Don Broco have revealed the brand new video for their latest single ‘T-Shirt Song’, which was hailed as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 upon its release last month.

The video captures their explosive sold-out headline show at Alexandra Palace on November 11th, featuring a crowd of 10,000 fans going absolutely crazy for the most exciting and ambitious rock act in Britain today.

Don Broco have just played two nights at the 25,000 capacity SSA Arena in Tokyo supporting Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION and are delighted to announce that MAN WITH A MISSION will be joining them as the main support act on their UK headline tour running through February 2018.



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Will Varley has recently released ‘Statues’, the latest track to arrive from his forthcoming 5th studio album ‘Spirit Of Minnie’, released February 9, 2018 through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Soft and delicate, ‘Statues’ begins slow and light with guitar, combining sweet melody with emotive lyrics- in true Will Varley nature.

The track explores the theme of time, with lyrics “maybe time is a statue, not a river” that resonates with the listener and provokes a strong sense of nostalgia. As the track builds, the instrumentation blossoms with the fuller sound of the chorus, perfectly timed to bring you out of that nostalgia and turn this track into a reflective lullaby. A track bound to have every member of the crowds swaying along to its gentle charm.

If this track and previously released ‘All Those Stars’ are anything to go by, then this album (unlike previous albums) boasts a fuller sound that has proven, in these tracks, to really compliment his stunning rough-edged vocals and affirming song-writing.

Check it out here!

And you can pre-order Spirit of Minnie’

Will Varley will also be embarking on a UK headline tour, check out dates and get your tickets below!

30 January BIRMINGHAM 02 Institute 3 https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/will-varley/
31 January NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms http://www.alttickets.com/will-varley-tickets
1 February LEEDS Brudenell Social Club http://bit.ly/2hWNJMP
2 February EDINBURGH La Belle Angele https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/271071
3 February MANCHESTER Club Academy http://bit.ly/2AvciYJ
6 February SOUTHAMPTON 1865 http://bit.ly/2heqay1
7 February CARDIFF The Globe https://clwb.net/events/event/will-varley-2/
8 February BRISTOL Trinity Centre http://bit.ly/2hfCD4y
9 February LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire http://bit.ly/2mKb5JY

Live Review : Rhys Lewis : debut UK tour finale : OSLO Hackney


OK, full disclosure. My plus one for this gig in the biggest Rhys Lewis fan in the world. As in they once shared a Tube ride home together over a year ago and and Rhys recognised him as “Tube guy!” at the gig fan. Said mate convinced me to buy Bushstock tickets purely because Rhys was playing, so my first impression was him in a West London pub. Now, backed by keys, bass and drums and playing the fantastic OSLO in Hackney to end his first UK tour, he’s supreme.

Huge credit should go to his support Eleanor Nelly too – her songwriting is incredibly accomplished for someone so young, and the sweet charm she brings to the stage makes her instantly likeable. Well worth a listen.

Anyone that takes labels seriously would probably describe Rhys as ‘contemporary pop-tinged soul’ and in fairness, that’s not bad. His music is definitely radio friendly, but has more roots and blues in it than airplay favourites Sam Smith and Rag’n’Bone Man. The opening track ‘I Know The Feeling’ was a toe in the water; it sounds very ‘him’ without being overly flashy, which let the set build throughout the show.

‘Wish I Was Sober’ is upbeat and danceable, with a more pop sound than most of his tracks. The confessional self-deprecation in “I just assumed that you could read my mind / God I am amazed the rest of the bar didn’t prove me right” laid over beguiling beats keeps enough bite in the song to get you hooked. It does that weird CHVRCHES-style trick of putting sad lyrics over happy songs – you could play this at a party with friends and get halfway through singing along before you turn to each other and realise it’s not a drinks anthem and should we dance or cry?

‘Be Your Man’ is a slow burning soulful piano track that sounds like Elton John and Lenny Kravitz got together around the Steinway one day. The melody moves around slowly, drags you further in and emphasises the occasional soaring vocals to show off Rhys’ range. He didn’t have the full band backing him for this – I get why, but the interplay between the band was lost when it was just Rhys and keys. The distinctive full sound and clever arrangements really rely on all of them being up there

There’s a very vintage Delta blues feel to ‘Waking Up Without You’, created mostly by the staccato guitar patterns and brash riff. The intro sounds like smoke, Chevrolets and bbq sauce; the buildup to the bar fight in any Deep South dirt road farm town. It all changes in the verse as Rhys’ vocal comes in softer than expected and the guitar fades into something slinky and rhythm-led. It’s the kind of song that could be transformed with a live horn section dropping bits in here and there, but manages to sound contemporary and fits with the rest of the set

Rhys’ lyrics tend to serve the rhythm of his music before they tell a story, like Michael Jackson or HAIM. He uses his voice like another source of percussion, but gets into more emotional classic singer-songwriter feeling in ‘Living In The City’, which he introduces as a song about the weird, complicated relationship with this place. “I’m just trying to find me some kind of life I’ve dreamed about / And we’re all tired and lonely, hoping to figure this all out”. It’s a good go at lyrics that try to speak to his crowds – the mostly young audience at Hackney know what he felt. I found it strange hearing soul that captured what we’re all publicly talking about rather than trying to express personal emotion, but sometimes, like my friend told me, we need to “shut up and enjoy the music.”


-Joe Morel