ITOLDYOUIWOULDEATYOU Announce Get Terrified EP, Released 20th April 2018


UK indie-punk/emo collective itoldyouiwouldeatyou are pleased to announce their return with the news of a brand new EP set for release on Alcopop! Records x Failure By Design Records. The EP will package all of the band’s physically-unreleased previous singles to date alongside brand new material.

Always keen to foster a community aspect around their releases, ITYIWEY have slowly but surely been assembling a family of like-minded fans and friends across the country. Building on their previous material, the new EP is a further exploration of the band’s talent for finding balance within their own sound, as they straddle a range of genres from punk, emo and math-rock to wall-of-noise guitar parts and lo-fi indie.

The band’s previous singles ‘Mourn’ and ‘Divine Violence’ presented their most confrontational work so far, addressing vocalist Joey’s experiences of being discriminated against as non-binary and bisexual, while also taking aim at what the band sees as “cowardly” centrism in British politics.

This new work might seem a radical leap from 2016 EP ‘I Am Not Your Fault’, but whilst the band might be shifting their tone in some places, they continue to flourish musically, delving further into their post-hardcore influence, all the while maintaining their talent for balancing intricacy with catchy hooks.


13th April – Brighton, Washed Out Fest
14th April – Leicester, The Y Theatre (Kermes release all-dayer)
22nd April – Newcastle – Head of Steam *
23rd April – Leeds – Lending Room
25th April – London – Five Bells *
27th April – Bristol – Cafe Kino *
28th April – Exeter – Cavern Club *

* w/ Kermes



Slinking back into your earshot with a criminally catchy new single, Stockport’s smoothest operators – NO HOT ASHES – unleash their latest cut: “Bad Crowd” from highly anticipated new EP.
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You know that crowd hanging around your street that you were warned about, well they want a word with you…

“We are the Bad Crowd and I wonder why I cannot see, I think and drink, talk politics and wonder why I never dream” – No Hot Ashes howl from their soapbox on this empowering and relatable new release.

‘Bad Crowd’ is a rallying cry for the youthquake generation. An anti-anthem that sticks two firm fingers up to the ‘hug-a-hoody’ brigade and all their faux ASBO-associations and cartoonish cliches of what it is to be young and working class in the 21st Century.

Pillowy bass lines plunge and squalling elastic strings snap and tear across this gnarly, nihilistic, groove-ridden grinder of a track. The third and latest single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Skint Kids Disco’ EP, finds the band never sounding more focused in their vision to break free, nor frustrated with the rat run that is modern Britain.

Listen to the whole EP in full here and now. Which also featuring warmly received former singles ”Eight Till Late” and the buoyant title track from which the EP takes its name, the band’s latest collection marries their contemporary disco-twisting sound with Taylor’s arch social commentary to deliver their most confident and utterly infectious material to date.
Following a landmark SOLD-OUT show at the 650 capacity Club Academy venue in Manchester, fans will have the chance to catch the band again in 2018 as they announce a crop of new UK dates including a now huge show for the new year at Manchester Academy 2 (31 Mar – now also SOLD OUT) and across the UK throughout March / April, see below: 
31st / Academy 2 / Manchester  / Headline – SOLD OUT
14th Nambucca / London
19th Chameleon Arts Cafe / Nottingham
20th The Flapper / Birmingham
21st The Cookie / Leicester
26th The Venue / Derby
27th Zanzibar / Liverpool
5th Sound City / Liverpool
6th Hit The North / Newcastle
12th Close Up Festival / London
24th Lending Room / Leeds
2nd Mosborough Festival / Sheffield



Manchester duo The Hyena Kill are gearing up to hit the road in April. As a taster of what to expect The Hyena Kill reveal a video for current single Exit Mask, which showcases a heavier side to their sound and captures their unrelenting and full throttled live presence.

“We wanted something energetic and manic with a real DIY feel” explains vocalist and guitarist Steven Dobb,  “it’s such an in your face tune when we play it live and Mya who made the video captured that energy perfectly
Exit Mask is taken from forthcoming EP Spun, due 23rd April on APF Records, of which Steven says “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
‘SPUN’ Track Listing
1 – Exit Mask
2 – Panic Womb
3 – Ribbons
4 – Pound Of Flesh
5 – Dare To Swim
6 – Cells
The Hyena Kill are fresh from touring with Arcane Roots, and are heading to Spain in early April for a handful of shows. They will then return to the UK for a headline run, before heading to Teddy Rocks and Download Festival in the summer.
21st Apr – Manchester Deaf Institute, UK
22nd Apr – Glasgow Attic, UK
23rd Apr – Newcastle Think Tank, UK
24th Apr – London Old Blue Last, UK
25th Apr – Bristol Mother’s Ruin, UK
6th May – Teddy Rocks, Dorset, UK
10-12th Jun – Donington Download Festival, UK
17th Jun – Portals Festival, London, UK

Rising Leeds Band FOREVER CULT Release Video For USURPER


Leeds quartet Forever Cult unveil a video for latest single Usurper. Abrasive, fuzzy and oscillating, the track is a sonic depiction of a night out escalating. Usurper is also the first track featuring the band’s newly recruited second guitarist Wilko.

Produced By Matt Peel (Eagulls, Bad Breeding) at Leeds studio The Nave, Usurper follows 2017’s EP Homewrecker on Clue Records which streamed with DIY Magazine pre-release. The band recently returned to The Nave to record the follow up to this EP, due later this year – check out an in the studio gallery at Upset magazine.


Forever Cult – ‘Usurper’


We’ve been quiet for a little while but it’s taken time to develop our sound again. New songs are coming thick and fast in a totally different way to usual. We’re writing all together in a practise room jamming out ideas more than before. It’s really exciting all over again and has really given us a new lease of life
– Alex (Bass)
Forever Cult won’t be hiding away in the studio, announcing their support to Queen Zee on select shows, alongside Falsetival, Live At Leeds, Hit The North, The Great Escape and Neverworld festivals. Further live dates will be announced soon.


This is the start of a new and exciting chapter for Forever Cult. Watch this space for further news.



Catch FOREVER CULT live:
7th Apr – Falsetival, Manchester
8th Apr –  Oporto, Leeds (w/ Queen Zee)
14th Apr – Lantern, Halifax (w/ Queen Zee)
5th May – Live At Leeds
6th May – Hit The North Festival
17th-19th May – The Great Escape
2nd-5th Aug – Neverworld Fest, Kent

Big Scary Monsters Announce Cardiff Popup Shop UK Independent Record Label Heads To Wales 11th – 16th April 2018


Following on from their hugely successful London-based outing in 2017, those righteous folks at Big Scary Monsters Records are pleased to announce they’ll be bringing their one-stop-for-indie-rock popup shop to the fine Welsh capital of Cardiff on 11th – 16th April.

Continuing their mission to spread their love of independent music culture to the masses, the label will be rocking up to Cardiff this April bringing a whole host of goodies and surprises.

The event will feature appearances from Jamie Lenman, Tiny Moving Parts, Nervus, Slaughter Beach Dog, Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise) and Orchards + Heads Above The Waves Mental Health Charity + lots more!

Alongside all this, there’ll be all sorts of giveaways and surprises planned including festival ticket giveaways from the likes of fan-favourites 2000 Trees and ArcTanGent.

As one of the UK’s best loved independent record labels, over the years BSM has been home to a frankly knee-quaking and palm-sweat-inducing array of incredible artists including the likes of Andrew WK, Balance & Composure, Beach Slang, DZ Deathrays, Gender Roles, Gnarwolves, Hell is For Heroes, Jamie Lenman, Kevin Devine, La Dispute, Lemuria, mewithoutyou, Modern Baseball, Reuben, Tall Ships, The Fall of Troy, TTNG and many more.

Check out what happened at last year’s London popup here:

BSM Records Cardiff Pop Up Shop Schedule:

11th April – Opening day
12th April – Tiny Moving Parts takeover / Orchards instore
14th April – Jamie Lenman instore
15th April – Slaughter Beach Dog / Nervus instore
16th April – Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise) instore / closing day

Location and opening times:

Big Scary Monsters online:




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Premiered last night by Huw Stephens, ‘Postmodernist Caligula’ is the brilliant new single from Cabbage, available today on Infectious Music. The track is taken from the Manchester band’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, out tomorrow March 30, which contains the previous BBC 6Music play-listed singles ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, ‘Celebration Of A Disease’ and ‘Gibraltar Ape’. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album’s opening track, ‘Preach To The Converted’, which was recently premiered by Julie Adenuga on Beats1.

Post Modernist Caligula Packshot Small-0000.jpg Last week, Cabbage featured in the Radio 4 documentary ‘The Art of Now: Band Politics’. The ‘Art Of Now’ series sees BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins look at bands at the forefront of a new wave of interest in politics, including Nadine Shah, Cabbage and Life, and considers if changes in the music industry could be shaping their political and social outlook. Listen again here

Next Tuesday April 3rd, Cabbage will host the ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ Art Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, and installations inspired by the album, plus live performance art from Kallum Nolan and a stripped back live performance by the band.

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.

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.

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




Alternative rock trio, The Weekend Classic recently announced their signing with independent record label, Rude Records and details about their forthcoming EP entitled, “Better Health” (8/10 – Rock Sound), due out April 6th, 2018. The band entered the studio in 2017 with Seth Henderson to produce and mix the six-track EP.

Off the release comes today “Room To Grow” a song about how relationships develop over time. Chris Webster (vocals/guitar) of The Weekend Classic expands “Room To Grow is about growing in a relationship between two people who love each other but instead of growing together the two grow apart”.