HARKER release new single ‘300 Cigarettes’ and announce debut album details

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Brighton indie-punks Harker are delighted to announce their debut album No Discordance’ which is set for release on Friday 9th February 2018.  To celebrate, the band are streaming a new track titled ‘300 Cigarettes’ 

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/harker-543590038/300-cigarettes-1/s-rOaMK​

With 10 tracks of valve-busting punk rock, No Discordance is the result of months of hard work and an exhaustive journey to create what is a true mission-statement of an album. “No Discordance is a beast. We’ve thrown everything at it. It’s been the most difficult, but rewarding work we’ve done,”explains vocalist/guitarist, Mark Boniface.

To celebrate the news Harker have shared ‘300 Cigarettes’ an entirely new song and the lead single from their upcoming album. Infectious and poppy, the track pays homage to the sweet tasting early pop-punk of bands like Saves The Day, Bouncing Souls and The Get Up Kids.

catch Harker on tour in the UK later this month and in early December with Southampton’s Miss Vincent:

30 Nov – Subside, Birmingham
1 Dec – Jumpin’ Jacks, Newcastle
2 Dec – Single Shot Records, Leeds
2 Dec – Alma Inn, Bolton
3 Dec – Joiners, Southampton

 

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COLD YEARS Announce New EP Northern Blue Set For Release 2nd March 2018

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Aberdeen, Scotland-based rock band COLD YEARS are pleased to announce they will return next year with a brand new EP titled Northern Blue set for release on 2nd March 2018.

To celebrate the news, they’re sharing new single ‘Miss You To Death’ which is released digitally on 8th December 2017, but available to stream now here: https://soundcloud.com/coldyears/miss-you-to-death

The band are currently out on the road on a UK tour with friends DEARISTuntil the end of this month (see below for details) for their last live appearances of 2017.

Live Review : Ducking Punches : Surya, London : 17/11/17

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It is a casual and chilly winter Friday night and I’m at one of my usual venues, Surya.

After I make my way inside the venue, I’m notify that the first band the first band had some gear problems so they make everyone wait longer before the show starts. Finally, after about an hour, the show begins.

The first artist on stage is “Neil Brophy” a British musician that now lives in Copenhagen. His set is quite an intimate one since there are just a couple of people to enjoy it. This guy is brilliant; he plays acoustic guitar, sing and plays harmonic too. His music is pleasant to hear and gets people involved.

After a tiny break the second artist is on stage. He is “We Bless this Mess” a guy from Porto, Portugal and his music it is a mix of Acoustic / Folk / Punk / Rock. He is a young and smiley and has a huge passion for music that is able to transmit to everyone that is listening. Even if he is on stage by himslef, he has the energy of a group of people. I’m a very surprised because they decide to put on a completely acoustic show for the night. It is a new thing for me but I think makes the atmosphere so much intimate.

By the time of the last artist the room is full. He is the lead singer from the “Duncking Punches”, a Punk Rock band from Norwich. The band have played almost 1,000 shows and their songs are about love, death, friendship and mental illness. He starts with a joke about saying that he will play just My Chemical Romance cover, so everyone looks at him for a moment and then starts to laugh. From this moment on they are singing together with him. I can already see that he is a guy up for a laugh and that everyone loves him. He plays couple of old songs so that everyone and then, by saying that the band will realise a new album in February next years, he plays three new songs with everyone that knows that these songs will become part of their life too.

All I can say it’s that it was a lovely evening.

 

-WORDS + PHOTOS BY SELENA FERRO

Lightcliffe share new single Drapes ahead of Friday’s EP release

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Lightcliffe are a bittersweet emo/indie-rock band hailing, unsurprisingly, from London. Forming at the tail end of 2016, Lightcliffe haven’t had many years to craft their own vibe yet here we are. Following on from 2017’s Mistakes I Seem To Make, Lightcliffe are proud to present to you their Failure By Design Records debut. For A While is a 5-track EP full of romantic indie rock songs. Singles like Staring At Your Bedroom Floor standout as notable bangers, reminiscent of the first time you heard Turn On The Bright Lights in full and felt oh so comfortable.

‘For A While’ is released on tape via Failure By Design Records on November 24th.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5oZ7ybww71xk2MzuM7kCSH

Tape pre-orders:
http://failurebydesignrecords.limitedrun.com/products/search?q=lightcliffe

Lightcliffe on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/lightcliffemusic/?fref=ts

Live Review : The Movielife w/ Wallflower + Guillotine : The Underworld, Camden : 15/11/17

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It is a big opportunity to be in a venue like this tonight. The Underworld in Camden is one of the most famous small venues in London. A good thing about being in Camden is that there are so many different styles of artists and music. I enter the venue and I find a flight of stairs that leads me downstairs where I can see the bar, the merch stands and the cloakroom. Quite excited, I make my way further to main room. The venue it is very dark and almost impossible to see where you are walking. After ten minutes the first band is on stage.

Their name is “Guillotine” and they are a British band. Even though they have only been around for more or less a year, they’ve release and EP called Sapphire at the end of February. Because it is quite early there are just few people to watch their performance. Their songs are catchy and their lyrics are awesome. It is a good pleasure to hear them play.

After their set, we have “Wallflower” to play. It is a Rock/Alternative band from South London. The energy that comes from these guys is visible in the air and on stage since they are able to get more people in to enjoy the performance. The head bang game of lead singer Vinicius Moreira-Yeoell is very strong and gives the set that old Rock vibe.

And now the moment that we are all waiting for, “The Movielife” owns the stage. They are an Alternative/Emo/Post Hard-core band from Long Island, NY. Despite the fact that they’ve been around for 20 years, they disbanded in 2003 and announced their official reunion in December 2014. So this is bringing them to release a new album called ‘Cities in Search of a Heart’ – after 14 years from the previous album. As soon as they appear on stage, the crowd start to go mental and sing and jump to every of their songs. I can say that a lot of people were waiting for their return on the scene. Lead singer Vinnie Caruana has an amazing bond with the fans that is visible during the all performance. These guys are truly meant to be on stage and they look very happy to be back on doing what they love the most. Obviously the room is now full of people and there is barely the space to walk around.

 

Words + Photos : Selena Ferro

SEA GIRLS ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY 2018 HEADLINE TOUR + New Single ‘What For’ OUT NOW

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“Sea Girls are very pleased to unveil their new single ‘What For’ and details of a February 2018 Headline Tour! 

Sea Girls, a four piece from Leicestershire and Kent, give a nod to the best of British indie in their music, such as Catfish & The Bottlemen, Nothing But Thieves and The Amazons.”

You’re bound to fall instantly in love with their sunny sound that delivers brilliantly infectious indie rock oozing with punchy guitar and catchy lyrics.

Don’t just take our word for it; let your ears be the judge. Go check out their lead singles ‘Call Me Out’, ‘Lost’ and ‘What For’, 3 great tracks that are already gaining attention with a Radio 1 playlist!!

Listen to all tracks including their recently released singles here.

And if that’s not enough, these guys are embarking on their first headline tour in February (tour dates below) and having recently played their first UK festivals, with a great turn out, they are bound to have packed out venues- so make sure you don’t miss out!! Tickets available at: www.seagirls.net (all gigs are 14+ unless otherwise stated)

February 2018 tour dates:

01/02 Omeara, London

02/02 The Exchange, Bristol

03/02 The Cookie, Leicester

08/02 Deaf Institute, Manchester

09/02 Brudenell Social Club (Community Room), Leeds

10/02 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (18+ gig)

JAWS EXTEND SIMPLICITY UK TOUR DATES INTO WINTER 2017

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Revelling in the jubilant reception to their sophomore record – JAWS – are delighted to announce a fresh run of UK dates that will extend their Simplicity Tour into the Winter months of 2017. 

Lining up 12 new shows for later this year, the dreamy indie pop trio will embark on a succession of live dates kicking off at Reading’s Sub 89 on Friday 17th November, taking in the likes of Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield and more, before rounding off proceedings with a huge homecoming show at The Birmingham Institute on the Friday 1st December. Full dates and details as follows:

November 2017 UK tour dates

Fri, 17 Nov 17 –  Reading –  Sub89

Sat, 18 Nov 17 –  Southampton –  Engine Rooms

Sun, 19 Nov 17 –  Exeter –  Phoenix

Tue, 21 Nov 17 –  Cardiff –  The Globe

Wed, 22 Nov 17 –  Bristol –  The Fleece

Thu, 23 Nov 17 –  Norwich –  The Waterfront

Fri, 24 Nov 17 –  Liverpool –  The magnet

Sun, 26 Nov 17 –  Newcastle –  Riverside

Mon, 27 Nov 17 –  Edinburgh –  The Caves

Wed, 29 Nov 17 –  York –  The Crescent

Thu, 30 Nov 17 –  Sheffield –  Plug

Fri, 01 Dec 17 –  Birmingham –  The Institute