Rock newcomers WITTERQUICK are back with their brand new, feel-good single “Bubblegum”, just in time for summer.

Watch the video for “Bubblegum” HERE 
Witterquick are holding their title as one of the UK’s hottest new bands following the popular release of EPs ‘Beneath the Spinning Lights’ and ‘Fire and Ice’, a sold out UK tour with fellow rockers Nothing But Thieves, and gaining iTunes chart recognition (alt chart #9, album chart #35), TV, and major radio play, and over 380,000 on Spotify. Their sound combines the intensity of punk-rock and the feel of the 70’s and 80’s stadium greats, with pop melodies.
Catch Witterquick on tour this August:

09.08 London, Hope and Anchor
10.08 Manchester, Aatma
11.08 Birmingham, Asylum 2
12.08 Exeter, Cavern

Tickets are available HERE.



Farnham’s Homebound reveal new single Change Of Heart today, the second cut from their from their anticipated second EP More To Me Than Misery due 17th August on Rude Records. Pre-order the record here.

Listen to ‘CHANGE OF HEART’ 


More To Me Than Misery follows 2017’s EP The Mould You Build Yourself Around (Rude Records), and showcases new life in Homebound. Charlie Boughton had this to say about the forthcoming record



Track listing

1. Change Of Heart
2. Coming Clean
3. Truth Be Told
4. Indelible
5. Yours Trul
Homebound are fresh from playing The Great Escape and touring the UK with Broadside and Milestones. Their next port of call will be a UK headline tour lined up for August/September 2018. Dates are:
Aug 27 – Think Tank, Newcastle
Aug 28 – Asylum 2, Birmingham
Aug 29 – Joiners, Southampton
Aug 30 – Thousand Island, London
Sep 01 – The Key Club, Leeds
Sep 02 – The Garage (Attic), Glasgow
Sep 03 – Satans Hollow, Manchester
Sep 04 – Sound Basement, Liverpool

BLACK HONEY Debut album out 21st September & ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I Love’ now

Welcome to ‘Black Honey’, the self-titled debut album today announced by the UK’s best rising band due for release on September 21st.  Listen to album opener ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I Love’. 


We’ve already heard ‘Bad Friends’ earlier this year, but with the exception of 2016’s ‘Hello, Today’ (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer ‘Dig’, the album is made up of entirely new music with 9 brand new songs on offer. Album opener ‘I Only Hurts The Ones I Love’ – which you can listen to now – is a fascinating Garbage-flavoured meander that sets the tone for the record brilliantly. From there, there’s stone cold classic ‘Wasting Time’, Lana Del Ray nodding slow-burner ‘Blue Romance’ and disco-pop Trojan horse ‘Midnight’ – to name just a few.  However, across the entirety of the record, you can always feel the bare bones of front lady Izzy B Phillips diary scribbles are just around the corner as the varying tracks switch between chart-headed bangers and scuzzy, industrial David Lynch inspired strangeness.



       Black Honey Track Listing:

  1. Only Hurt The Ones I Love
  2. Midnight
  3. Whatever Happened To You
  4. Bad Friends
  5. Blue Romance
  6. Crowded City
  7. Hello Today
  8. Baby
  9. Into The Nightmare
  10. Dig
  11. Just Calling
  12. Wasting Time


Listen to ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I Love’ HERE
Pre-order ‘Black Honey’ HERE

UK festival dates: 
30/06 Finsbury Park w/ QOTSA, London
12-14/07 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
12-14/07 Latitude Festival, Southwold
19-22/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
20-22/07 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26-29/07 Kendal Calling, Kendal
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley
October UK headline tour: 
13/10 Thekla – Bristol

14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London


I walk down to see the first act of my day, “Deadset Dream” at Belushi’s. This is my first time in this venue and it is quite cosy and small. These guys are an Alt/Rock band from Sheffield, the lead singer, Shiney Lingwood, has a brilliant voice and a captivating energy while on stage. They have a growing reputation for their addictive hooks and energetic live shows, which has attracted the attention for national media and promoters across the UK. They already supported big names in the industry and I’m sure the future holds amazing projects for them.

After their set, I move over to the Electric Ballroom to see “Sleep Token”. Another new venue for me and despite the small external look, inside the venue is quite big. Sleep Token are a masked, anonymous collective of musicians. Fragments of beauty, horror, anguish, pain, happiness, joy, anger, disgust and fear are the elements that mix together create the expansive and emotional texture of their music. The masks, darkness and game of lights allowed the audience to get transported in another dimension.

Back to Belushi’s to see a band of ‘old faces’, “Better Than Never”. It has been almost a year since last time I saw them live and they never fail to impress me and even if the venue is small, lead singer James and bassist Jake find a way to perform off stage in front of the crowd. In a year they grown a lot as band and they opened for big artists.

Heading down to the bigger venue of the day, KOKO. The excitement is growing bigger and bigger and it is nice to see the familiar faces of “The Lafontaines” playing on stage. Coming all the way from Scotland, they brought they energy and mind-blowing music to everyone in the room. The audience is loving them, and everyone is ready to party.

As soon as they finished, I walk all the way back to the Dublin Castle. Second time around for me in this venue and it’s always good to be here. It’s nice to discover more new music and this case “Cavans” which is an Alternative band. Even if its’ not my “go to” kind of music, they are brilliant and really talented.

Next I head to Gabeto. A lot of new venues for me today and this one has a nice location, right in the stables market. Another small one but with a different layout: the room is long and narrow. More new music too for me, this is the time of “The Fallen State” a Hard/Rock band. They put together their love for powerful, anthemic and beautiful rock to ‘give birth’ to magical music. Unfortunately, I only have about 10 min to enjoy their set, but I’m making the most of it. I’m blown away by the talent and charisma these guys have on stage. The future can only be bright for them.

Back to KOKO to finally see “Mallory Knox”, a Rock band from Cambridge. There are a lot of rumours about how they will perform, after vocalist’s Mikey Chapman departure early this year. I’m honestly proud of their decision to keep going to make music and they are proving to be stronger than ever with a mind blowing live performance that amaze everyone.

One big band after another, “Twin Atlantic” are now making the stage their own. They are another great Rock band from Scotland. Still buzzing from the last band, I have a high dose of adrenaline running though my veins. Lead singer Sam McTrusty surely knows how to own a show and he is a stage animal. It is also nice to hear some songs from “GLA” their latest album.

Tired, I decide to go and see one more band “The Bottom Line”. I had the pleasure of seeing them opening for Simple Plan couple of years ago. They are a Pop/Punk – Pop/Rock band from London. They’ve been working hard over the past couple of years and made themselves a regular on the Teddy Rocks Festival, raising money for a noble cause like cancer. Their set is at The Black Heart, a familiar venue that I haven’t visited in a while. It is an intimate show, but it is nice to see everyone enjoying it.




NELSON CAN Announce EP LIVE Released 13th July via Alcopop Records

Following a speedy rise over the past twelve months, Danish trio NELSON CAN are rounding off their latest release campaign by revealing EP LIVE, a collection of live recordings of fan favourites set for release on 13th July via Alcopop! Records.

You can watch and share the video for lead track ‘Break Down Your Walls (Live at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen)’ here: https://youtu.be/H7mw–Ongec

The band will be appearing at a clutch of festivals in Denmark and the UK over the summer, including appearances at Roskilde, 2000 Trees, Latitude, Y Not Fest, Kendall Calling and Standon Calling.


EP LIVE is released 13th July 2018 via Alcopop! Records

EP LIVE tracklisting:

1. Miracle (Live at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen)
2. Break Down Your Walls (Live at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen)
3. Go Low (Live at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen)
4. Move Forward (Live at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen)

DEATH & THE PENGUIN Announce Debut Album Anomie Released 27th July 2018 Stream New Single ‘Colour In Me’

Taking their name from a post-soviet satire by Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov, London avant-garde alternative rock band Death & The Penguin are pleased to reveal they will release their debut album, Anomie, on 27th July 2018.

The band are streaming new single ‘Colour In Me’ in full – listen and share here: https://soundcloud.com/datpmusic/05-colour-in-me/



To celebrate the release, the band are hosting a special pre-release party at The Old Blue Last in London on 18th July, where the band will be playing tracks from the record and fans will have a chance to pick up an advance copy of the album before anyone else.

This will be followed by a short run of August UK tour dates with Chicago math-punks Space Blood, and a performance at this year’s ArcTanGent Festival on 18th August, with further tour dates TBA.

Death and the Penguin live:

18.07.18 – London – The Old Blue Last (album pre-release party)
11.08.18 – Sheffield – The Audacious Art Experiment *
12.08.18 – Leeds – Santiago Bar *
13.08.18 – Colchester – Three Wise Monkeys *
15.08.18 – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar *
18.08.18 – Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival
* w/ Space Blood