Fight For Friday Release ‘Someone You Could Trust’

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Manchester Pop-Punks Fight For Friday have released their bouncy new EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’. Available digitally (here) and physically (here), the five-tracker takes its title from a beloved The Wonder Year’s song,  with vocalist/guitarist Seb Harper revealing: “It is relevant in the context of the EP and the message we are trying to convey: the effect that other people can have on someone’s happiness, health, and life experience.”

Fight For Friday Self-Released Sophomore EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’ On 11/05/18. Get It:
Digitally:
iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | Physically: https://goo.gl/eLdgNN
Watch ‘Target Practice’ Now: https://youtu.be/qlPX2aalPaw
More From Fight For Friday: Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Spotify

 

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GLOO Announce Debut Album ‘A PATHETIC YOUTH’ Due 6th July + Unleash New Video ‘HOLIDAY’

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Sussex punks GLOO are set to make a grand entrance with debut album A PATHETIC YOUTH on 6th July. To mark the occasion, the band have released new video HOLIDAY.

‘A Pathetic Youth’ Track Listing
1. Holiday
2. No Sh*t Sally
2. 3. Force You
4. Hit It
5. Let Me Have Some
6. Pig
7. Say Yes
8. Act My Age
9. Dripping Wet
10. P*ssheads
With slots confirmed at The Great Escape and 2000Trees festivals, alongside a UK tour in the pipeline for later this year, GLOO are set to take the UK live circuit by storm. Further news to come soon.
GLOO live
17th – 19th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
22nd Jun – Bar 42, Worthing
13th Jul – 2000Trees, Cheltenham
3rd Aug – WIckham Festival, Wickham

INTERVIEW : TRUEHEIGHTS

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Trueheights are a six-piece alternative rock band hailing from the Midlands, and their sound is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Bringing full force energy and an intricate layer of sounds, their tracks are catchy yet atmospheric and draw you in from the off. Following the recent release of their second EP, ‘Days We Found’, Selena from Spilt Milk had a chat with drummer Kris to talk all things Trueheights!

SM : Please introduce yourselves and give us a brief background into the band.

TH : Hey! My name is Kris and I’m the drummer for the band TrueHeights. TrueHeights are a 6 piece Alt Rock band from the West Midlands and we love writing big choruses! The band formed back in 2014 from the ashes of two previous bands, Girls That Scream (Me, Ash and Steve) and Drawn (Zakk and Luke) We just really wanted to make something heart felt loud and exciting. Alex our guitarist joined last year and things have been going from strength to strength since.

SM : You just released new EP “Days We Found” – What can people that haven’t listened to it yet expect?

TH : We are very proud of this record. All 5 songs are singles in our eyes and it really is the best collection of music any of us have ever done. Expect twist and turns from one track to another from Heavy Rock in our opening track “Exit Route” to total Pop with “No Tomorrow”

SM : Could you tell us about the process of writing and recording this EP?

TH : With having 6 members in the band writing can be quite disjointed. A lot of the time someone will write a basic chorus and we work from there, deconstructing and reconstructing til we have forged something unmistakably TrueHeights.

SM : What is your favourite track from the EP and why?

TH : It’s hard to call. Like I say, This EP has so many different styles and shades it really depends on how I’m feeling at the time. Tracks like “Maybe” and “Exit Route” are seriously good work out tracks. I usually like to listen to “Still Moving Colour” when I’m driving, That’s a real road trip song in my eyes.

SM : What is your favourite song to play live and why?

TH : As a drummer I’m a huge fan of polyrhythms! “Still Moving Colours” second verse is really exciting to play.

SM : Where did the idea of having a short movie for “Exit Route”, “Catalyst” and “Still Moving Colour” come from?

TH : We just wanted something less generic. We didn’t want just typical band shots in a dark room or whatever. We wanted to weave a story through all the videos so the releases felt more like episodes. Something to make people HAVE to watch the other two.

SM : You will be playing few festivals in the next months, how excited are you? And what does this mean for TrueHeights?

TH : We have so much going on right now. We have been booked for a few big festivals such as Teddy Rocks Festival on the 6th of May, Pile Up festival on the 22nd June and Fat lip festival on the 28th of July. All these bigger festival just goes to show we are doing something right. We just want to impress everyone we can this year.

SM : What are your main musical influences as a band?

TH : That question comes up a lot for us and it’s always hard to say. I mean, I love 30 Seconds to mars. I managed to sneak on stage with them last month! I like anything with great melodies and Drum parts, so Arcane Roots, Muse and Skindred are all up there.

SM : If you could describe the EP with one word, what would it be?

TH : Exhilarating

SM : What does the future hold for TrueHeights?

TH : Well I can’t say much. Songs are being written as we speak but I don’t want to give away too much. The new songs are shaping into something very different from previous TrueHeights songs. It’s scary and exciting at the same time.

 

Words : Selena Ferro

EP REVIEW : SELF HELP : WOES

 

239556.jpg‘Self Help’ is the new EP from Scottish Pop Punk Band Woes, and continues to demonstrate the strength of UK Pop Punk. The EP was released on the 4th of May, and is their first EP since the 2016 self-titled EP. This EP hopes to build on the incredible touring experience they’ve had in recent years with bands such as Neck Deep, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and Seaway.

The first song, “High On You” is a dynamic start to the EP with it starting quieter before bursting into the renowned blast beat which is iconic to the genre. The song itself has a strong tempo, and is bouncy throughout. It is also layered with instruments nicely, staying melodic which, to me, is key for good pop punk.

Following “High On You” is the track “Real World” which keeps up the bouncy feel. Along with the bounciness, one thing that hit me is the depth of the vocals, which have been produced so well helping to give the track lots of energy that coincide beautifully with the drums and the rhythm guitar. This helps make up for the lack of riffs within this song, which you can hear distinctively in the opening track.

“Losing Time” was the first single off of the new EP and contains all the components of a good Pop Punk song: A good melody, cutting riffs, and energetic drums. The way in which the song cuts between timescales makes the track interesting to listen to and makes it a feel good listen.

“Over It” is a slightly heavier track which reminds me slightly of some of Neck Deep’s second album, in contrast to most of their stuff sounding more like early Neck Deep. You can hear obvious influence from touring with them in the last year, which on the whole may help build them as musicians and as well as building a strong fan base.

Finally, we have “HLB 2”. This track starts with keys, which is something you never hear from Pop Punk, its slower and more melodic but still holds the power to make you want to bounce through the chorus, and I feel like this is the catchiest chorus of them all! This track is the one which separates Woes from a lot of other generic Pop Punk bands, having more of a distinctive sound which I haven’t really heard from many other bands.

On the whole, Self Help is a good, energy fuelled listen which if they can replicate live will be emphatic to watch. They have had a good few years, signing to UNFD alongside bands like Architects, Whiles She Sleeps and Dream State, as well as having strong tours under their belts, they have the perfect building block.

 

– Words : Alfie Butcher

SEA GIRLS ANNOUNCE NEW TRACK, ‘TOO MUCH FUN’

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Sea Girls are excited to unveil their huge new single, Too Much Fun. One of the most enthralling young indie guitar bands to have emerged in recent times, the new track received its first play last night by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. It is lifted from an upcoming EP ‘Adored’, due for release on 5th June.

Renowned for their frantic and frenetic sold-out live shows, Sea Girls will be bringing their festival-ready anthems to The Great Escape next weekend, playing the Clash stage at The Arch on Thursday 17th May.

Primed for breakthrough in 2018, the band will release their third EP on the 1st anniversary of their debut release, ‘Call Me Out’, and indeed their first headline show, with three brand new tracks added to their already powerhouse back catalogue. Produced by Larry Hibbitt, this new collection of songs could and should see the band rise well above the chasing pack during their busy festival season.

The EP will also be available to pre-order as a special packaged 7″ vinyl, featuring recent single ‘Eat Me Whole’ which is currently gathering momentum and repeat spins across Radio 1 and Radio X.

 


LIVE DATES:

FESTIVALS

17th May                      The Great Escape, Brighton

26th May                      BBC Biggest Weekend, Swansea

27th May                      Neighbourhood Weekender

3rd June                        Wychwood Festival

1st July                         Texfest, Leicestershire

8th July                         Barn On The Farm, Gloucestershire

15th July                       Citadel Festival, London

20 – 22nd July               Truck Festival, Oxfordshire

4th August                    Belladrum Festival, Scotland

5th August                   110 Above Festival, Atherstone

25th August                  Reading Festival Festival Republic Stage

26th August                  Leeds Festival Festival Republic Stage

2nd September             Bingley Festival

 

 

UK HEADLINE TOUR:

4th October                  Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

5th October                  King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

11th October                Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

12th October                The Leadmill, Sheffield

13th October                Think Tank?, Newcastle

18th October                Scala, London

19th October                The Haunt, Brighton

20th October                Joiners Arms, Southampton

21st October                Thekla, Bristol

23rd October                The Workman’s Club, Dublin

24th October                Limelight 2, Belfast

+ further dates to be added.

All gigs are 14+ except Scala 16+ and Dublin / Belfast which are 18+

 

 

 

Luke Rainsford Announces Slam Dunk Festival Appearances & As It Is Tour Dates

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This May will see Wolverhampton-based songwriter, Luke Rainsford take to the road for seven of the biggest shows he’s played to date. Luke will team up with As It Is for a run of intimate and stripped back performances before heading North to start a weekend of shows at the Slam Dunk Festivals.

21 MAY – Norwich, Arts Centre w/ As It Is
22 MAY – Sheffield, The Plug w/ As It Is
24 MAY – Bristol, The Lantern w/ As It Is
25 MAY – London, St Pancras Old Church w/ As It Is *SOLD OUT*
26 MAY – Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
27 MAY – Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival
28 May – Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival

 

Currently touring in support of ‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’, which was released in early April through Scylla Records – An EP inspired by the passing of Luke’s mother. Rainford’s music also carries a strong message towards positive mental health attitudes, anti-prejudice and sexual equality.

 

“I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’ – Out Now Through Scylla Records
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2raZtPq
Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2I6RDRs