SHADED REVEAL BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR ‘A FAMILIAR LOVE’ & ALSO ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF EP ON 5TH OCTOBER

SHADED have just revealed their brand new single and video for A Familiar Love. The video was shot at Woolton Hall in Liverpool. It sees the band performing in the abandoned mansion, alongside the narrative between a young couple who are going through a tough time.

CHECK OUT ‘A FAMILIAR LOVE’ here.

 

 

The pop/punk 3-piece have also revealed details of their EP release. The A Familiar Love EP will be released on 5th October via Common Ground Records. Pre-order the EP here. Of the anticipated release, frontman Matt East has said, “The word ‘proud’ doesn’t even come close to describing how we all feel about finally being able to share this track and the new EP with the world. I know I speak on behalf of the whole band when I say that we are so excited for people to hear the record in it’s entirety.” The five-track EP also features single Tell Me. Watch the video here.

 

SHADED are currently gearing up to head out on a co-headline tour next month with fellow label mates, Wolf Culture. Full live dates below: 

 

LIVE DATES:

5.10.18 – Singleshot, Leeds*

7.10.18 – Atomic, Wrexham*

8.10.18 – Subside, Birmingham*

9.10.18 – 229, London*

10.10.18 – The Anvil, Bournemouth*

*Co-headline tour with Wolf Culture

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SEA GIRLS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘ALL I WANT TO HEAR YOU SAY’

Sea Girls are very pleased to share details of their new single, All I Want To Hear You Say. It arrives on the cusp of a near sell out debut UK and Ireland headline tour throughout October.

With three EPs to their name, featuring the pneumatic, infectious punch of Too Much Fun, Eat Me Whole, What For, Call Me Out, and Heavenly War, all of those tracks have followed the trusty formula of being unrelenting guitar-fronted bangers that sound custom-made for the radio airwaves, and All I Want To Hear You Say takes that blueprint but pushes it further still. Confident, ambitious and soaring, it’s Sea Girls growing as a young band, and whilst they’ll be always be scrawling their story out on the road, they’re honing the studio process and pushing themselves to take everything to the next level.

Listen to All I Want To Hear You Say HERE

Sea Girls head out on the road for their biggest headline shows to date throughout October, including a night at London’s Scala on 18th October.

 

LIVE DATES

4th October                  Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

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

6th October                  Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester

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

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

 

NECK DEEP cover ‘Torn’ for upcoming ‘Songs That Saved My Life’ compilation

NECK DEEP cover ‘Torn’ for upcoming. ‘Songs That Saved My Life’ compilation – out Nov 9th on Hopeless Records.

Wrexham quartet Neck Deep, currently on their ‘The Peace & The Panic: Round 2’ US headline tour, have today released a cover of ‘Torn’, (a debut hit for Natalie Imbruglia in 1997) and they’ve recreated the iconic accompanying music video too!

Speaking of their version, frontman Ben Barlow says, “This song is a classic for a lot people; it’s actually one of my girlfriend’s favourite songs ever, so we’ve listened to it a lot. It clicked that we could cover it one day when we were on tour, eating somewhere and it came on the radio. We started singing along and quickly realised this would make an awesome cover, once we’d ND’d it.

We recorded the song with my brother Seb, and the video rolled round a little while later. Once again we teamed up with our buddies at OWIG and aimed to recreate the original video, but with an ND twist. We scrapped the love element and instead opted for more comedic value. Alongside that, we have a slight narrative where I’m constantly interrupted by the life that goes with being in a band, with me cutting a frustrated figure.

It also features some cameos from some of our closest friends in the ND unit! It was a lot of fun being able to cover such a well-known song. Shooting the video was a breeze and as always the OWIG team nailed it.”

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Photo: Felix Russell-Saw

 

UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL RETURNS TO GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL FOR 9th YEAR

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Gloucester Guildhall’s annual celebration of new music returns this September.  Filled with 30 bands staggered over two stages, the three day indoor festival will feature headline sets from Mallory Knox, Darwin Deez and Black Peaks.

Having previously hosted the likes of Bastille, Lower Than Atlantis, Peace and George Ezra, this year is Mallory Knox return to headline the new Fridaynight show, New York based Indie-Pop band, Darwin Deez take the top slot on Saturday 29th with progressive rockers Black Peaks closing the festival on Sunday 30th September; fresh from their Reading & Leeds set.

Following a triumphant return this year with single ‘Black Holes’, Mallory Knox have filled their summer with countless festival shows, and make a welcome return to Underground following their 2013 appearance at the festival.

Loosely broken down into three similarly themed days of music the festival is aimed to showcase tomorrow’s biggest hitters, and the finest of local talent, in a tiny 400 capacity festival at an affordable price. Friday 28th features many of the best UK rock bands including All Ears Avow, Elessar & Midnight in England, with Saturday’s line-up taking its pointers from indie-pop and rock before finishing up with Sunday’s metal, alt rock and punk.

Designed to be open to all, Gloucester Guildhall is a fully accessible venue with lifts between both stages and the bar area.  Underground Festival is an all ages event, though under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are priced at £25 weekend/ £12 day and available at seetickets.com and 01452 503050
Doors open on Friday at 6.30pm and at 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

EP REVIEW : PINK MAGIC : FIZZY BLOOD

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Leeds based emerging stars, Fizzy Blood, present us with their 3rd EP, Pink Magic, which is due for release on 14th September via Killing Moon & Alya Records.

I’ve personally been aware of Fizzy Blood for a few years as they’ve made their way around the circuit, but Pink Magic has really caught my ear. It’s sound draws influence from all over with each track embracing a new sentiment. It’s alternative sound is saturated with punk attitude and licks but it’s also tinged with a sort of contemporary pop vibe.

The first track is, title-track, ‘Pink Magic’. It grabs your attention from the start and keeps a commanding pace throughout the track with a distorted hum that carries you through. It twists and it turns, layering the track with bass and excitable guitar riffs for a fuller sound as well as pulling back to the thrum of drums and an honest vocal. ‘Pink Magic’ is definitely a statement track on this EP.

Next up is ‘CFO’, which holds onto its punk characteristics, but overall feels more pop, infused with an indie hint too. To begin with the track didn’t grab me as much as ‘Pink Magic’ had, but as it progresses the chorus pipes up and it grows into a really catchy track. It hops between the genres between verses and the chorus, which grasps at your attention again to keep you engaged until the end.

The pace slows down a little for ‘Strangers’, with a simple intro that allows the vocals to showcase. As the track moves, the ambiance behind it grows too, giving it more body but it keeps a slower and sweeter vibe. This is a track that struck me immediately, with a catchy feeling to it.

The last track here, ‘Illusion’, amps up the vigour during the intro before bursting into a slower paced yet commanding beat. It still holds onto the grit that ‘Pink Magic’ has carried throughout wit lyrics that bite at you such as, ‘success is just an illusion, baby’.

“Pink Magic is our third EP, and what we believe to be the most accurate representation of who we are as a band and where we want to take our music moving forward. We’re happy to present the EPs as a trilogy but I wouldn’t kid anyone and say this was the plan from the start. These three offerings will have to tide you over till we’re finished with what comes next…

– Paul Howells, guitar

Armed with their best work to date in Pink Magic, and appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals this summer alongside two UK headline shows in September, Fizzy Blood are an unstoppable force.

Catch FIZZY BLOOD live

24-26 Sep – Reading & Leeds festivals

19th Sep – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds (HEADLINE)

21st Sep – Boston Music Room, London (HEADLINE)

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I the Mighty Release Official Video For ‘Pet Names’ Ahead Of Reading & Leeds Festival Appearances

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Just ahead of their appearances at the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals next weekend, I the Mighty have offered up some advice on coping with a break-up via the official video for ‘Pet Names’. The video, which premiered via RockSound yesterday here, lays out a 21-step plan for getting over your ex, that would undoubtedly go viral as a list on Buzzfeed. In doing so, the band added some humour to a song that deals more with the unhealthy consequences that often accompany the end of a relationship.

Vocalist Brent Walsh said of the video: “Everyone has gone through a rough break up at some point. While the song deals with sorting through that relatable process in an unhealthy way, we thought it would be fun for the video to do the exact opposite, giving you our 21 step process for getting over a rough break up. Unlike any video we’ve made yet, much of our time filming was spent improvising and having tons of fun experimenting with different ideas.”