WOES Release New Video ‘HIGH ON YOU’


Scottish pop punks WOES make their European live debut as support to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakesthroughout March/April. To mark the occasion, the band are pleased to reveal new track HIGH ON YOU in the form of a music video, featuring highlights from their recent UK tours with Seaway and Neck Deep.

Before the Neck Deep tour we were playing to maybe 30, 40 people a show, then all of a sudden we were playing to thousands a night. Then on Seaway we would show up at the venue and meet people in queuing with Woes merch on. It was crazy, very humbling.

We played High On You on both tours, and no-one in the audience had ever heard it before but we had people jumping up and down to it every night. By the end of Seaway, there were people who had maybe seen us 3 or 4 times singing along, to a song they’ve never heard a recording of – how crazy is that?” – DJ, vocals


Woes – ‘High On You’ [Official Video]


WOES are showing no sign of slowing down, with DownloadSlam Dunk and Galaxy Camp festivals in the pipeline this summer.

WOES recently unveiled singles Real World and Losing Time on UNFD, which saw support from BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Kerrang! Radio and Magazine, Rock Sound, Upset and Alternative Press. Watch this space for further news and announcements.


Catch WOES live:
(*with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)

11th Mar –  BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique*
13th Mar –  PARIS Trabendo*
14th Mar – NANTES Stereolux Club*
16th Mar – HAMBURG Headcrash*
17th Mar – COPENHAGEN Vega Small Hall*
25th Mar – COLOGNE Luxor*
26th Mar – BERLIN Bi Nuu*
27th Mar – MUNICH Strom*
28th Mar – WIESBADEN Schlachthof*
29th Mar – LYON La Marche Gare*
2nd Apr – AMSTERDAM Melkweg*
2nd May – BIRMINGHAM Flapper
3rd May – CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
5th May – LIVERPOOL Sound Basement
6th May – NORWICH Waterfront Studio
7th May – NEWCASTLE Jumpin Jacks
21st Jun – EDINBURGH Opium
22nd Jun – INVERNESS Tooth & Claw
23rd Jun – DUNDEE Beat Generator
24th Jun – GLASGOW The Garage Attic


‘HIGH ON YOU’ Is Out Now ON UNFD. Buy/stream at




DAME JEAN unleash their debut single upon the world: ‘Wasted Love’.

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‘Sickly sweet choruses stick in your head and surfing riffs will rot your brains! Dame Jean build a bridge between The Velvet Underground and Pixies, before plunging fearlessly into the ocean of noise below.’


With ‘Wasted Love’ showcasing brilliantly catchy guitar-pop spiked with attitude, these guys are already ones to watch, so make sure you catch them live.

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Engage with Dame Jean live and in the flesh at one of these venues:


16/03 – The Back Room @ The Bell, Bath


04/05 –  Fiddlers Club, Bristol (w/ Wayne Hussey)


02/06 – Camden Rocks Festival, London



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WALK THE MOON have released their highly anticipated album What If Nothing via RCA Records. The album consists of 13 tracks including the band’s bouncy new single “One Foot.”


What If Nothing is available now at all digital retail providers.

What If Nothing Track Listing:

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  2. Headphones
  3. One Foot
  4. Surrender
  5. All I Want
  6. All Night
  7. Kamikaze
  8. Tiger Teeth
  9. Sound of Awakening
  10. Feels Good To Be High
  11. Can’t Sleep (Wolves)
  12. In My Mind
  13. Lost In The Wind

And if that isn’t enough, WALK THE MOON will be returning to the UK in April 2018 on their “Press Restart Tour”.

Tour Dates – UK

5-Apr-18 Manchester O2 Ritz
6-Apr-18 Leeds Stylus
7-Apr-18 Birmingham O2 Institute
9-Apr-18 Bristol O2 Academy
10-Apr-18 Norwich Waterfront
11-Apr-18 London O2 Kentish Town Forum
14-Apr-18 Glasgow O2 ABC


SUN ARCANA Release Debut EP ‘AS I TAKE A BREATH…’ On Easy Life Records + Release New Video ‘WHEN I TURN COLD’


Hotly-tipped Sun Arcana, are starting the year strong with the release of their debut EP ‘As I Take A Breath…’ on Easy Life Records.

We are so excited to finally release our debut EP. It was important for us throughout this process to be true to ourselves and write the music that we want to write and we are grateful to the people around us who are giving us this opportunity.” – Tom Harper-Ward (vocals & guitar)

Marking this exciting chapter, Sun Arcana have also released the stunning new video for new single ‘When I Turn Cold’.

When I Turn Cold is our favourite track from the EP, although it may be described as more ‘middle of the road’, we felt that lyrically and musically this was our best song yet. It was also the last track we recorded.” Tom Harper-Ward (vocals & guitar)


Sun Arcana – ‘When I Turn Cold’


When I Turn Cold follows previous singles FractureEverybodyOxygen and Wonderful – which garnered support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Daniel P. Carter, alongside Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock Radio, Kerrang! Magazine, Rock Sound and Alternative Press.

Sun Arcana are set to make their festival debut this summer at Download Festival and 2000 Trees. Further live dates to be announced soon.

You’re bound to fall in love with these guys, so make sure you check them out!

‘As I Take A Breath…’ is out now on Easy Life Records


Fickle Friends Release ‘Wake Me Up’ + Live In-Store Dates Announced!


On March 16th,  Fickle Friends will release ‘You Are Someone Else’ – their hotly anticipated debut album – to the world.  Today, they share the album opener ‘Wake Me Up’ just as they prepare to head out on their massive UK tour next week.

Like the hugely popular singles that have preceded it, ‘Wake Me Up’ is a classic Fickle Friends shimmery pop anthem that kicks off a terrifically irresistible debut album. Over the last year it’s also become a pinnacle of their hugely popular live set too.  Lyrically, it see’s frontwoman Natti Shiner play around with some of the themes that re-occur on the record – relationship paranoia and angsty obsession. On writing the track, Natti says – “‘Wake Me Up’ song is about wanting a relationship to work so bad but knowing deep down, it’s not going anywhere. It was the last song we wrote for the album“.


Listen to ‘Wake Me Up’ HERE

Fickle Friends have just embarked on their biggest UK tour to date. Despite having played now together over 350 times across the country, this time the band will extend their reach to play to some of the few cities in the country that they have yet to grace.

Tickets can be bought HERE.

See full dates below:

26/02 Globe, Cardiff
27/02 Academy 2, Leicester
28/02 Sugarmill, Stoke
01/03 Central, Wrexham
03/03 Brickyard, Carlisle
04/03 Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
06/03 Fibbers, York
07/03 Welly, Hull
08/03 Met Lounge, Peterborough
10/03 Chinnery’s, Southend
11/03 Epic Studios, Norwich
12/03 Academy 2, Oxford
14/03 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
16/03 Platform, Lincoln
18/03 Komedia, Bath
19/03 Concorde 2, Brighton
21/03 Academy 2, Liverpool
22/03 Belle, Edinburgh

Manchester’s THE MAPLE STATE Release New Single ‘Winner’


Recently-returned cult Manchester band THE MAPLE STATE today release their latest single ‘Winner’ on all good digital service providers, along with a brand new unreleased B-side ‘Summer #2’.

The track is the latest to be taken from their long-awaited new album The Things I Heard At The Party, which is set for release on 23rd March 2018 via Far Out Records. The album will be available on limited edition 12” vinyl and via all good digital retailers, and is available to pre-order now from:  https://themaplestate.bandcamp.com/

Listen here :


The Maple State UK Live Dates:

Friday 16th March – Jimmy’s – Manchester **SOLD OUT**
Saturday 31st March – The Rocksteady – London
Friday 13th April – Jimmy’s – Manchester
Sunday 22nd April – The Lexington – London (w/ Tellison) **SOLD OUT**

Tickets on sale now: www.seetickets.com

Live review : Koko : Nambucca, London : 27/02/18

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Despite the cold weather and the snow, I make my way down to Nambucca.

Once I enter, I am in the room together with a few band members and the lights tec. I’ve always like it when no one is around because it give me the opportunity to get a better feel of what is going on around me and a taste of the atmosphere.

After a little while, “Elefantasy”, an Indie/Alt band from Harlow is on stage. They are a bunch of young guys but they sure have a lot of talent. A cool thing to see is that the bassist is a woman. They formed a couple of years ago and they have already two EPs out as well as working on more music. Passion is one of the things that clearly comes across during their set. It is nice to see that a lot of people in the crowd are supporting these guys and seems to really enjoy the music.

Break time and then “Seven Cities” – a Rock band from Dawlish – is up. They have supported bands like Nothing But Thieves, Heaven’s Basement and The Enemy as well as co-written songs with a variety of high profile artists. They are making their way into the music industry and I can say that they totally deserve it. Their songs have a powerful energy that works perfectly with the guitars riffs and the incredible voice of lead singer, Tom Ormandy.

Third band of the night, “The Bloom”, an Indie-pop band with a few surprise twists along the way, as they like to define themselves, take the stage. They formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2014 and have recently played their first European tour between countries like Germany, Switzerland and France, in support of the EP release. I like their sound and it is definitely nice to see a band from the other side of the world performing.

The last act of this night full of energy is “Koko”, a newly formed alternative band. Their first single is yet to be released, but they are already making their way into the industry and I’m sure these guys are going to be the one of the bands to watch out this year. I can spot a bunch of people in the crowd that are ready to party hard as soon as these guys hit the stage. Some of them already know the lyrics of the songs and jump in front of the stage, so this makes the atmosphere even more exciting. Their music is pure electric, and lead singer Ollie Garland is definitely a stage animal – he is perfectly in his own natural environment. Not to mention the super cool game of lights and smoke that works as background to the whole set.


It was really nice to discover new artists and new music.


Words + photos : Selena Ferro