Wednesday, 4 November 2009

CANTERBURY album ‘THANK YOU' released early for free!



Due to a slight communication error, coupled with impatience, Canterbury's debut album ‘Thank You’ (due for release 23rd November as a free download or for purchase limited edition box-set CD / standard CD) has found itself released digitally into the world already.

The free download had already been accessed nearly 2000 times in the first day and a half before anyone noticed that the website http://www.canterburythankyou.com - announcing the release had been set live almost a month early. Despite attempts to contain it, the genie was out of the bottle / toothpaste was out of the tube (insert your own metaphor).

So... we are pleased to announce the early release of the album! The album is available to download in full from - http://www.canterburythankyou.com

Though absolutely free to download, fans of 'Thank You' are invited to offer whatever sum, however large or small, for payment they feel is fitting, should they feel the album has enriched their life enough to wish to part with money.

The album will be available to purchase from November 23rd from the band's online store (though pre-orders are available now) as a special limited edition hand-decorated, box CD which features:
- CD Album
- Lyric Sheet
- Badge
- Sticker
- Handwritten 'Thank You' note from the band
- A completely unique (one taken for each box) Polaroid photo sticker to stick upon the hand-stamped and numbered box that everything comes inside (thus rendering each copy 100% unique.)

Purchasers will be invited to send the band a photo of their own box, that will in time grace the great 'Thank You Gallery' which will be added to the website all in good time). A more traditional jewel-case CD edition will also be available from the webstore, as well as record stores and online retailers.

The band who have just completed a support tour with Billy Talent hit the road this week for further dates with Hundred Reasons, before embarking on their own headline jaunt. Dates are as follows:

w/ Hundred Reasons:
NOV 07: LEEDS, Cockpit
NOV 08: GLASGOW, King Tuts
NOV 09: BRISTOL, Thelka
NOV 10: NORWICH, Waterfront
NOV 11: LONDON, Garage
NOV 12: PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
NOV 13: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
NOV 14: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms

Headline Tour:
NOV 19: YORK, Fibbers
NOV 20: STOKE, Sugarmill
NOV 21: ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
NOV 23: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
NOV 24: LONDON, Barfly
NOV 25: DERBY, The Royal
NOV 26: BIRMINGHAM, The Flapper
NOV 27: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC announce next single and UK/European dates with THE FALL OF TROY!


Acclaimed Glaswegian rock band Twin Atlantic are set to release the latest cut from their recently released ‘Vivarium’ mini-album on the 7th of December, in the form of ‘What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?’.

Having seen ‘Vivarium’ chart at number 21 in the UK independent album charts, previous single ‘You’re Turning into John Wayne’ go in at number 3 in the OCC Scottish single charts, as well as a successful headline tour of UK and Ireland, things are certainly picking up steam for the Scottish quartet.

The track, according to frontman, Sam McTrusty, is “a perfect example of how we try to use loud and quiet dynamics in our song writing.” He continues, “there’s also enough shiny pop moments we hope, that make the track more than a one listen work.”

As for the song’s subject matter, the singing guitarist sheds some light, “the song is written from a child’s perspective, as they’re always asking questions about the things they don’t understand or that scare them into standing up for themselves. As for the delivery, the main thing we wanted to get across as musicians was the chorus sounding and feeling like an explosion of light, hopefully giving the song an epic quality in the vein of instrumental bands like Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky.”

A video to accompany the single will be shot in America, whilst the band are over for the CMJ Festival in New York later this month. In the meantime check out a video for the track shot containing live footage and clips from the 'Vivarium' recording trip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6Tz5-Z2go&fmt=18

The band head to Europe next, with The Fall Of Troy, with a few UK dates at the tail-end of the tour serving as the next opportunity to catch the young Scots.

Catch the band on the road in support of the release, at the following UK dates:
OCT 20: MANCHESTER, Moho Live (In The City – Rock Sound Stage)
NOV 15: CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ The Fall Of Troy)
NOV 17: BELFAST, Mandela Hall (BBC Introducing Event)
NOV 18: MANCHESTER, Academy 3 (w/ The Fall Of Troy)
NOV 19: BIRMINGHAM, Academy 2 (w/ The Fall Of Troy)
NOV 21: LONDON, Garage (w/ The Fall Of Troy)

“Frontman Sam articulates endearing confessionals and though parallels to early Biffy are audible, it’s doubtful their compatriots were ever so energetic.” – NME

“There’s something gloriously impassioned about Sam McTrusty’s vocals. Yearning, searching, hoping and, above all, real.” – KERRANG!

“Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic are one of the most exciting bands you’ll hear for some time. Surely the beginning of great things.” – ROCKSOUND

http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

CANTERBURY hit the road next week with BILLY TALENT!

Young Hampshire quintet, Canterbury, hit the road next week to embark on tours alongside Billy Talent and Hundred Reasons. The band then gear up for the release of their debut album 'Thank You' on Monday 23rd November. The album will be available as a free download via the http://www.canterburythankyou.com website.

Catch the band on the road at the dates below:

* with Billy Talent | ** with Hundred Reasons

OCT 19: LEEDS, Academy *
OCT 20: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City *
OCT 21: SHEFFIELD, Academy *
OCT 23: GLASGOW, Barrowlands *
OCT 26: MANCHESTER, Academy *
OCT 27: BIRMINGHAM, Academy *
OCT 29: SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall *
OCT 30: NORWICH, UEA *
NOV 01: LONDON, Brixton Academy *
NOV 07: LEEDS, Cockpit **
NOV 08: GLASGOW, King Tuts **
NOV 09: BRISTOL, Thelka **
NOV 10: NORWICH, Waterfront **
NOV 11: LONDON, Garage **
NOV 12: PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms **
NOV 13: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 **
NOV 14: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms **
NOV 19: YORK, Fibbers
NOV 20: STOKE, Sugarmill
NOV 21: ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
NOV 23: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
NOV 24: LONDON, Barfly
NOV 25: DERBY, The Royal
NOV 26: BIRMINGHAM, The Flapper
NOV 27: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft

Check out their video for forthcoming single, 'Eleven, Twelve' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4jqt-9HiPo&fmt=18

The 'Eleven, Twelve' single is released on Monday 26th October, with the 'Thank You' album following on Monday 23rd November, both through the FriendsVsRecords label.

http://www.myspace.com/canterbury

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! hit the road with GO:AUDIO, JULIETTE LEWIS and KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES!


South Wales rockers Attack! Attack! have announced details of further touring plans, in addition to their previously announced run supporting Go:Audio. The band now continue their time on the road with supports slots with Juliette Lewis and Kids In Glass Houses.

An updated list of dates is below:
OCT 03: OXFORD, Academy *
OCT 04: LIVERPOOL, Academy *
OCT 05: NEWCASTLE, Academy *
OCT 06: GLASGOW, ABC *
OCT 07: LEEDS, Academy *
OCT 09: SHEFFIELD, Academy *
OCT 10: MANCHESTER, Academy *
OCT 11: NORWICH, UEA *
OCT 12: BIRMINGHAM, Academy *
OCT 14: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City *
OCT 15: BRISTOL, Academy *
OCT 16: YEOVIL, Westlands *
OCT 17: LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire *
OCT 21: GLASGOW, Garage **
OCT 22: MANCHESTER, Academy 2 **
OCT 23: LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
OCT 30: BIRMINGHAM, Academy (Vans Off The Wall night) ***
OCT 31: COVENTRY, Kasbah ***
NOV 02: MIDDLESBOROUGH, Empire ***
NOV 03: ABERDEEN, Moshulu ***
NOV 04: EDINBURGH, Studio 24 ***
NOV 05: BLACKWOOD, Miners Institute ***
NOV 07: YEOVIL, Orange Box ***
NOV 08: PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms ***
NOV 09: NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders ***
NOV 10: PRESTON, 59 Degrees ***

* w/ Go Audio | ** w/ Juliette Lewis | *** w/ Kids In Glass Houses

The dates coincide with the inclusion of recent single, ‘You and Me’, on the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The game released in September, sees Attack! Attack! featured alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Beastie Boys, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Eat World and The Bronx.

“I cannot express how excited I am about having a track on Guitar Hero 5. We play it all the time when we’re on the road. We like to mix up the instruments too, I’m getting really good at the drums!” enthuses guitarist Ryan Day. “We headed over to Games Con in Cologne a few weeks ago to officially launch the game too, which was pretty crazy!”

Check out a clip of the song in the game below:


It's been a year of relentless hard work and touring for the Cardiff based quartet, since the release of their self-titled debut album last October the band have toured non-stop, picking up fans along the way, as well as showcasing their incredible work ethic.

The band are set to re-issue 'You and Me' on Monday 2nd November.

For more information, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Attack! Attack!, please see:
http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Friday, 18 September 2009

CANTERBURY to release 'Eleven, Twelve' single and hit the road with BILLY TALENT!

The quintet that make up Hampshire based rockers Canterbury were so young when their forthcoming debut album, ‘Thank You’, was recorded, that they were unable to tour it due to educational commitments.

Fast forward nearly two years later and they’re ready to finally unleash the opus, having toured relentlessly for the last 18 months, clocking up shows alongside Enter Shikari, You Me At Six and The Automatic in the process.

The ‘Thank You’ album will be released as a free download on Monday 23rd November. Before that however, there’s a limited edition single that coincides with their impending dates supporting Billy Talent, then Hundred Reasons and their own headline jaunt. ‘Eleven, Twelve’ is released on 7” vinyl on Monday 26th October.

Additionally, at the time of writing, Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari is working on a remix of b-side and live favourite ‘Friends? We’re More Like A Gang’ under his ROUT dub-step alias. Look out for that on the web nearer to release date.



LIVE DATES: * with Billy Talent | ** with Hundred Reasons

OCT 19: LEEDS, Academy *
OCT 20: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City *
OCT 21: SHEFFIELD, Academy *
OCT 23: GLASGOW, Barrowlands *
OCT 26: MANCHESTER, Academy *
OCT 27: BIRMINGHAM, Academy *
OCT 29: SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall *
OCT 30: NORWICH, UEA *
NOV 01: LONDON, Brixton Academy *
NOV 07: LEEDS, Cockpit **
NOV 08: GLASGOW, King Tuts **
NOV 09: BRISTOL, Thelka **
NOV 10: NORWICH, Waterfront **
NOV 11: LONDON, Garage **
NOV 12: PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms **
NOV 13: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 **
NOV 14: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms **
NOV 19: YORK, Fibbers
NOV 20: STOKE, Sugarmill
NOV 21: ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
NOV 23: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
NOV 24: LONDON, Barfly
NOV 25: DERBY, The Royal
NOV 26: BIRMINGHAM, The Flapper
NOV 27: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft

'Eleven, Twelve' is released on FriendsVsRecords on Monday 26th October.

For more information please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Canterbury, please visit:
http://www.myspace.com/canterbury

Monday, 14 September 2009

STRAWBERRY BLONDES set to 'Fight Back'!


Newport punks Strawberry Blondes return with their second full length album ‘Fight Back’. While many bands fall victim to the dreaded ‘difficult second album’, Strawberry Blondes deliver a barrage of prime rabble-rousing anthems, featuring guest appearances by The BriggsJoey La Rocca and former Stubborn All-Stars front man and New York City ska legend King Django. ‘Fight Back’ shows that Strawberry Blondes, like The Clash and The Specials before them, have that knack of writing songs that perfectly capture the mood of the time. These are songs that express the anger and frustration of living in the bleak and decaying cities of Britain, in a way that is culturally positive and delivered with a passion and an indefinable feeling that’s difficult to fake.

“This year is the 25th anniversary of the 1984 miner’s strike, where we come from even today the scars of the strike still run deep,” adds frontman Mickie Stabbs. “That’s why this album is dedicated to the miner’s and their families. One of my first memories of school was when I was about 5 years old, during the miners’ strike. I remember at lunchtime the orange plastic buckets used to go around collecting loose change for the National Union of Mineworkers. When you're that young it sticks in your brain and as you become a bit older and start to really understand, you can't help but become radicalised by what is going on around you.”

The band who were personally invited by Rancid to open a UK tour, have also clocked up shows alongside the likes of Bad Brains, Anti-Flag, UK Subs and The Unseen, as well as extensive touring of the UK and Europe. In addition to this, the title track from their 2007 debut-album, ‘Rise Up’ features on the movie soundtrack to the film Green Street 2, ( Titled ‘Hooligans 2‘, in the U.S.). The sequel to Green Street - The 2005 football hooligan movie starring Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani and Marc Warren.

Fired with the burning frustration of living on the wrong side of nu-millennium Britain, Strawberry Blondes reinvent the past and spit it into the future.

Strawberry Blondes release 'Fight Back' on Monday 9th November 2009 through Not On Your Radio Records.

For more information contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Strawberry Blondes please see: http://www.myspace.com/strawberryblondes

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC to launch mini-album in an actual Vivarium!


Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic, who release their long awaited debut mini-album ‘Vivarium on Red Bull Records next Monday 14th September, are set to mark the release in style with an unusual hometown show. The band are set to perform a special free show in Glasgow’s very own Vivarium, The Winter Gardens at 7pm on the day of release.

Tickets for this special one-off event will be available on Monday from Glasgow record shops HMV Argyll Street and Avalanche Records on a first come, first served basis, whilst stocks last.

In addition to their set at The Winter Gardens, the quartet will appear at Avalanche Records the following day (Tuesday 15th) to sign copies of ‘Vivarium’ Avalanche Records can be found at 34 Dundas Street, Glasgow, G1 2AQ, and can be contacted direct on 0141 332 2099.

Finally, to mark the reissuing of The Beatles’ albums, Twin Atlantic have recorded a studio version of Beatles’ classic, ‘Let It Be’, having performed the cover for the first time last week on their BBC Radio Scotland session for Vic Galloway. You can hear their spin on the track for one day only on the bands MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic



“There’s something gloriously impassioned about Sam McTrusty’s vocals. Yearning, searching, hoping and, above all, real. It’s a trait reflected in the music his band make. Inventive and thrusting it always goes somewhere, building from pointed beginnings into something more transcendent.” – Kerrang!

“Twin Atlantic are one of the most exciting bands you’ll hear for some time. This debut mini-album is surely the beginning of great things.” – Rock Sound



For more information, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

YOUNG GUNS added to FIGHTSTAR tour!


Fresh from their recent UK headline run, as well as tours supporting Taking Back Sunday and Lostprophets, High Wycombe rockers Young Guns are pleased announce their addition to Fightstar's UK tour in October.

The tour rolls into the following towns:

OCT 21: CAMBRIDGE, Junction
OCT 22: EXTER, Lemon Grove
OCT 23: OXFORD, o2 Academy
OCT 25: GLASGOW, Barrowlands
OCT 26: NEWCASTLE, University
OCT 27: MANCHESTER, Academy
OCT 29: LEEDS, Metropolitan University
OCT 30: BIRMINGHAM, o2 Academy
OCT 31: LONDON, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
NOV 02: PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids

The aforementioned dates are preceded by a tour supporting Deaf Havana alongside The Casino Brawl, which hits the following towns:

SEP 13: MANCHESTER, Moho Live
SEP 14: LONDON, Underworld
SEP 15: BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms
SEP 16: READING, Face Bar
SEP 17: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
SEP 18: MILTON KEYNES, Pitz
SEP 19: LEEDS, Rios
SEP 20: ABERDEEN, Snafu
SEP 21: GLASGOW, Academy 2
SEP 22: NEWCASTLE, The End Bar
SEP 23: STOKE, Sugarmill
SEP 24: PETERBOROUGH, The Park
SEP 25: DERBY, Vic Inn
SEP 26: COLCHESTER, Twist
SEP 27: NORWICH, Marquee
SEP 28: LIVERPOOL, The Pickett
SEP 29: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft

"We're super excited to be getting out on the road again, especially as it's with our friends in Deaf Havana and Fightstar," explains singer Gustav Wood. "It's been a great year for us so far, and we can't wait to get out and play to more new people. Everything feels like it's moving forward in the right direction at the moment and we're keen to get back in the studio and show people what we've been up to!"

In related news, the band will be heading into the studio in between the tours to record a brand new single, planned for release in January.

For more information please contact:
Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Young Guns, please see:
http://www.myspace.com/youngguns

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! hit the road with GO:AUDIO around the release of GUITAR HERO 5!


South Wales rockers Attack! Attack! have just announced details of their latest touring plans, in the form of a run supporting Go:Audio. Dates for the run are as follows:

OCT 03: OXFORD, Academy
OCT 04: LIVERPOOL, Academy
OCT 05: NEWCASTLE, Academy
OCT 06: GLASGOW, ABC
OCT 07: LEEDS, Academy
OCT 09: SHEFFIELD, Academy
OCT 10: MANCHESTER, Academy
OCT 11: NORWICH, UEA
OCT 12: BIRMINGHAM, Academy
OCT 14: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
OCT 15: BRISTOL, Academy
OCT 16: YEOVIL, Westlands
OCT 17: LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire

The dates coincide with the inclusion of recent single, ‘You and Me’, on the forthcoming Guitar Hero 5 video game. The game released in September, sees Attack! Attack! featured alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Beastie Boys, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Eat World and The Bronx.

“I cannot express how excited I am about having a track on Guitar Hero 5. We play it all the time when we’re on the road. We like to mix up the instruments too, I’m getting really good at the drums!” enthuses guitarist Ryan Day. “We headed over to Gamecon in Cologne last week to officially launch the game too, which was pretty crazy!”

It's been a year of relentless hard work and touring for the Cardiff based quartet, since the release of their self-titled debut album last October the band have toured non-stop, picking up fans along the way, as well as showcasing their incredible work ethic.

The band are set to re-issue 'You and Me' to coincide with the tour and the release of the video game.

For more information, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Attack! Attack!, please see:
http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Monday, 24 August 2009

BURY TOMORROW to unleash 'Portraits'


There's a resounding sense of positivity on Hampshire based metallers Bury Tomorrow's debut full-length, 'Portraits'. Produced by former SikTh members Dan Weller and Justin Hill (Johnny Truant, Gallows, Exit Ten), 'Portraits' is an eleven-track affair that offers up a selection of first-class riffery, solid rhythms and an impressive display of effective dual vocals.

There’s no denying that there’s a wide range of subject matter within ‘Portraits’, opener ‘Confessions’ is about struggling with guilt surrounding a death and condemning violence over resolve, whereas forthcoming single ‘You and I’ describes the crossroads you find yourselves at when you feel it right to end a relationship. Messages of belief and strength are rife on ‘Repair The Lining’, a track about trying to overcome illness, whilst album’s closer and title track takes its subject matter from the Oscar Wilde book The Picture of Dorian Gray, a book about a man who has a painting commissioned that will age instead of him allowing him to keeps his looks and continue his sinful and hedonistic life style.

Having already shared stages with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Will Haven, Caliban and Architects on their ascent up the underground ladder, ‘Portraits’ looks set to truly establish the quintet as a leading force within a flourishing UK metal scene.

'Portraits' is released on Monday 12th October through Basick Records.

For more information please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Bury Tomorrow, please see:
http://www.myspace.com/burytomorrowband

Thursday, 20 August 2009

NOT ADVISED confirmed to support on YOU ME AT SIX's intimate September run!



Southampton pop-punkers Not Advised, who release their 'Fight For This' EP on September 14th, have been confirmed to support You Me At Six on their September tour. The tour hits the following venues:



SEP 09: LONDON, Underworld
SEP 10: MANCHESTER, Roadhouse
SEP 11: DUNDEE, Fat Sams
SEP 12: EDINBURGH, Bongo Club
SEP 13: ABERDEEN, Moshulu

Not Advised have been bubbling under the surface within a flourishing UK scene for quite some time now, but ‘Fight For This’, produced by Romesh Dodangda (Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses), with it’s huge hooks – is the sound of a band ready to break out and really start making a name for themselves.

Having played their P.M.A fuelled brand of rock alongside the likes of You Me At Six, Kids In Glass Houses and The Blackout, Not Advised are no strangers to hard graft and the belief that with the right application and determination you make your own luck and opportunities. Evidence of this is perfectly reflected in the title of this EP, with the five tracks all echoing their uplifting sentiment.

The subject matter of EP opener, ‘A Red Light Situation’, perfectly sums up the band’s happy go lucky outlook, as guitarist, Jack Fairbrother, explains, “it’s about a red engine management light which comes on in our van meaning we have to pull over on the hard shoulder to restart the van. Some of our funniest times in this band have been on the hard shoulder when our van’s broken. I guess there’s a message there, in that although things always seem to be going wrong, we’re having the time of our lives and “wouldn’t change this place for anything”.

For more on Not Advised, please see: http://www.myspace.com/notadvised

For more information, please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

Friday, 31 July 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC announce headline tour and the release of 'You're Turning Into John Wayne'.


Having given their ever-loyal fanbase a sneak preview of ‘Vivarium’ with recent free download ‘Lightspeed’, Twin Atlantic release the mini-album’s first single proper on Monday 7th September, in the form of ‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne’. A track that front man Sam McTrusty describes as being about “the way American culture is everywhere. So much so that loads of bands put on fake American accents in hopes to be more commercially viable in the US, while it was important to us to stay true to our roots and just be ourselves.”

Fresh from their supporting jaunt alongside Taking Back Sunday, you can catch Twin Atlantic on their headline tour at the following dates;

SEP 11: INVERNESS, Ironworks
SEP 12: ABERDEEN, Moshulu
SEP 13: DUNDEE, Fat Sams
SEP 17: YORK, Fibbers
SEP 18: STOKE, Sugarmill
SEP 19: LIVERPOOL, Korova
SEP 20: NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
SEP 21: BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
SEP 24: CARLISLE, Brickyard
SEP 25: HULL, Lamp
SEP 26: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
SEP 27: CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
SEP 29: LONDON, Old Blue Last
SEP 30: LONDON, Garage (w/ The Joy Formidable)
OCT 01: OXFORD, Bullingdon Arms
OCT 02: EDINBURGH, Studio 24

‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne’ is taken from the forthcoming mini-album, ‘Vivarium’, released on Monday 14th September. A video for the track will surface online shortly.

For more information please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Twin Atlantic, please see: www.twinatlantic.com / www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

YOUNG GUNS and L'AMOUR LA MORGUE team up for free download!


Fast rising Buckinghamshire quintet, Young Guns, have made a version of their track ‘The Weight Of The World’ available for free download. The L’Amour La Morgue remix of the track is available now from http://www.musicglue.com/younggunsuk

In addition to this, the band have announced further live dates, including shows alongside Taking Back Sunday, The Used and Lostprophets. The full list of live dates is below:

JUL 29: GLASGOW, ABC (w/ Taking Back Sunday)
JUL 30: LIVERPOOL, Academy (w/ Taking Back Sunday)
JUL 31: CARDIFF, University (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

AUG 01: SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, Jagermeister Stage
AUG 02: LEEDS, Metropolitan University (w/ Taking Back Sunday)
AUG 05: LONDON, The Garage (w/ The Used)
AUG 06: COLCHESTER, The Twist
AUG 07: CAMBRIDGE, Man On The Moon
AUG 08: GUILDFORD, Boileroom
AUG 09: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
AUG 10: EDINBURGH, GRV
AUG 11: GLASGOW, Ivory Blacks
AUG 12: DUNDEE, Dexters
AUG 13: ABERDEEN, Tunnels
AUG 15: ARBROATH, Viewfields
AUG 16: LIVERPOOL, Barfly
AUG 25: MANCHESTER, Academy (w/ Lostprophets)
AUG 26: WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall (w/ Lostprophets)
AUG 27: NEWPORT, Newport Centre (w/ Lostprophets)

SEP 05: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft (w/ Attack! Attack!)
SEP 13: MANCHESTER, Moho Live (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 14: LONDON, Underworld (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 15: BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 16: READING, Face Bar (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 17: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 18: MILTON KEYNES, The Pitz (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 19: LEEDS, Rios (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 20: ABERDEEN, Snafu (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 21: GLASGOW, Capitol (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 22: NEWCASTLE, The End Bar (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 24: PETERBOROUGH, The Park (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 25: DERBY, The Vic Inn (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 26: COLCHESTER, The Twist (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 27: NORWICH, Marquee (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 28: LIVERPOOL, The Pickett (w/ Deaf Havana)
SEP 29: HIGH WYCOMBE, The Nags Head (w/ Deaf Havana)

For guestlist/interview requests and more information, please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

For more information on Young Guns, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/youngguns

For more information on L'Amour La Morgue, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/lamourlamorgue

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC confirmed for TAKING BACK SUNDAY tour!


Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland this week, as main support to Taking Back Sunday. The band are gearing up for the release of their new mini-album ‘Vivarium’ on September 14th. The trek follows solid performances from the quartet at the Download and T In The Park festivals, whilst including further festival slots at the Sonisphere and Belladrum events.

Having given their ever-loyal fanbase a sneak preview of ‘Vivarium’ with recent free download ‘Lightspeed’, the band release the mini-album’s first single proper on Monday 7th September, in the form of ‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne’. A track that front man Sam McTrusty describes as being about “the way American culture is everywhere. So much so that loads of bands put on fake American accents in hopes to be more commercially viable in the US, while it was important to us to stay true to our roots and just be ourselves.”

Catch Twin Atlantic at the following dates;

26 JUL: DUBLIN, Academy (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

27 JUL: BELFAST, Spring & Airbrake (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

29 JUL: GLASGOW, ABC (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

30 JUL: LIVERPOOL, Academy (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

31 JUL: CARDIFF, University (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

01 AUG: SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, Bohemia Stage

02 AUG: LEEDS, Metropolitan University (w/ Taking Back Sunday)

08 AUG: BELLADRUM FESITVAL, Hothouse Stage


A full UK headlining run will be announced shortly to coincide with the release of ‘Vivarium’. ‘You’re Turning Into John Wayne’ is released on Monday 7th September, with ‘Vivarium’ following a week later on the 14th.

For more information and guestlist/interview requests, please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

For more on Twin Atlantic, please see: http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

Thursday, 16 July 2009

HAUNTS RELEASE 'LOVE IS BLIND' EP ON AUGUST 3RD & HIT THE ROAD!



“..a modern-day version of The Lost Boys” NME

“Boasting far too many highlights to mention, the record is a masterclass in how to deliver darkness and theatricality in an entirely unpretentious way…get your listening gear around this brilliant first effort- pronto.” The Fly

London based quartet HAUNTS are back with a storming new EP featuring ‘Love Is Blind’ and remixes from Black Teeth, L’Armour La Morgue and Pics Plox. ‘Love Is Blind’ will be the final release from their stunning self-titled debut album, released last November on Black Records.

Since the release of their aforementioned debut opus, messieurs Banks, Woodcock, Mitchener and Grover have clocked up shows alongside the likes of White Lies, The Eagles Of Death Metal, Crystal Castles and Yo Majesty. Haunts members Banks and Alex have also remixed the likes of The Enemy, Elbow, Animal Kingdom and Marina & The Diamonds under their Black Teeth guise.

Never ones to shy away from the darker side, the supporting remixes from Black Teeth, L’Amour La Morgue and Pics Plox perfectly compliment the dirty electro side Haunts have always delivered with a stylish stomp and swagger.

For a special UK montage from the last tour visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNAqomd-vTU

Haunts will be hitting the road with SHARKS/// in support for a short tour in August. All tickets purchased for the tour via the Crowdsurge service will come with the EP for free: http://www.crowdsurge.com/haunts

The 'Love Is Blind' dates are as follows:
AUG 01: CORNWALL, Leopallooza Festival
AUG 02: PORTSMOUTH, Cellars
AUG 04: YORK, Fibbers
AUG 05: SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
AUG 06: MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
AUG 07: CARDIFF, Barfly
AUG 08: CORNWALL, Relentless Boardmasters Festival
AUG 13: LONDON, Upstairs @ The Garage

Haunts are:
Banks – Vocals/Guitar/Synth
Alex Woodcock –Guitar
Tom Mitchener – Bass
Gareth Grover - Drums


For more on Haunts, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/haunts

For more information, please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

NOT ADVISED... FIGHT FOR THIS.


Hampshire based pop-rockers Not Advised have been bubbling under the surface within a flourishing UK scene for quite some time now, but ‘Fight For This’, with it’s huge hooks – is the sound of a band ready to break out and really start making a name for themselves.

Having played their P.M.A fuelled brand of rock alongside the likes of You Me At Six, Kids In Glass Houses and The Blackout, Not Advised are no strangers to hard graft and the belief that with the right application and determination you make your own luck and opportunities. Evidence of this is perfectly reflected in the title of this EP, with the five tracks all echoing their uplifting sentiment.

The subject matter of EP opener, ‘A Red Light Situation’, perfectly sums up the band’s happy go lucky outlook, as guitarist, Jack Fairbrother, explains, “it’s about a red engine management light which comes on in our van meaning we have to pull over on the hard shoulder to restart the van. Some of our funniest times in this band have been on the hard shoulder when our van’s broken. I guess there’s a message there, in that although things always seem to be going wrong, we’re having the time of our lives and “wouldn’t change this place for anything”.

LIVE DATES:
JUL 31: ISLE OF WIGHT, The Studio
AUG 01: READING, Face Bar
AUG 04: LONDON, Underworld (w/ The Ataris)
AUG 05: MANCHESTER, Roadhouse (w/ The Ataris)
AUG 06: MILTON KEYNES, Crauford Arms
AUG 08: STOKE ON TRENT, Harry’s Bar
AUG 09: GLASGOW, Capital
AUG 10: SCUNTHORPE, Lincoln Imp
AUG 11: LEEDS, Cockpit
AUG 12: BOURNEMOUTH, Ibar (w/ Flood Of Red)
AUG 13: CARDIFF, Barfly
AUG 14: SALISBURY, City Hall 2
AUG 16: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners

The 'Fight For This' EP is released on Monday 14th September through ...Is A Rockstar Records.

For up to date listings, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/notadvised

For more information, please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

Monday, 29 June 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC RELEASE ‘LIGHTSPEED’ AS A FREE DOWNLOAD AHEAD OF ‘VIVARIUM’.


‘Lightspeed’, the opening track from Twin Atlantic’s forthcoming John Travis (Sugar Ray, Kid Rock and Static X) produced mini-album, ‘Vivarium’, will be available for free download exclusively at www.TwinAtlantic.com from 29th June for a limited time.

As frontman, Sam McTrusty, explains, “We’ve been away for a little while recording ‘Vivarium’, so we wanted to give something back to our fan base as a thank you for their patience and continued support."

As an added bonus, the band will be giving away an acoustic version of ‘Lightspeed’ to those who twitter about it! Fans will be able to download the bonus track in exchange for one tweet via a turnkey interface on www.TwinAtlantic.com. A corresponding video, shot in the Salton Sea in the desert of California, can also be seen by visiting the band's website.

‘Lightspeed’ follows Twin Atlantic’s critically acclaimed single, ‘What is Light? Where is Laughter?’ (September 2008) and their self-released EP ‘A Guidance from Colour’ (March 2008). The band has built a supportive following throughout the UK from touring with bands such as The Subways, Biffy Clyro and Circa Survive, in addition to opening slots alongside The Smashing Pumpkins and Thrice. During their March ’09 headlining tour they sold out the 1,000 capacity QMU venue in their hometown of Glasgow.

Fresh from their appearance at Donington Park’s Download Festival, and with further festival performances already confirmed at Guilfest, T In The Park and Sonisphere, as well as a soon to be announced headlining jaunt, the run up to ‘Vivarium’, like the record itself - is looking very healthy.

The ‘Vivarium’ mini-album and preceding single ‘You’re Turning Into John Waynewill both be released in September.

http://www.twinatlantic.com

For more information please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

Thursday, 18 June 2009

YOUNG GUNS added to Lostprophets and Dredg dates!


Following on from appearances at the Camden Rocks and Download festivals, rising Buckinghamshire rockers Young Guns have been confirmed to support Lostprophets on their Reading and Leeds warm-up run at the end of August. In addition to this, the band who release their debut EP 'Mirrors' on Monday, will now support US rockers Dredg the following night in London.

The bands full list of live dates is below:

JUN 19: LONDON, Hot Damn @ The Purple Turtle
JUN 23: LONDON, o2 Academy 2 (w/ Dredg)
JUN 24: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 (w/ The Answer)
JUN 27: READING, Face Bar (w/ We Are The Ocean)

JUL 03: LEATHERHEAD, Bridge Youth Club
JUL 18: GILLINGHAM, The Star
JUL 19: SOUTHEND, Sunrooms
JUL 21: KINGSTON, Fighting Cocks
JUL 22: NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders
JUL 23: SWINDON, 12 Bar
JUL 24: MIDDLESBROUGH, Bar Sumo
JUL 25: LEEDS, Cockpit
JUL 27: STOKE, Harry's Bar
JUL 28: CARDIFF, Barfly
JUL 29: SWANSEA, Sin City
JUL 30: EXETER, Cavern
JUL 31: LUTON, UBSU

AUG 05: BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms
AUG 06: COLCHESTER, The Twist
AUG 07: CAMBRIDGE, Man On The Moon
AUG 08: GUILDFORD, Boileroom
AUG 09: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
AUG 10: EDINBURGH, GRV
AUG 11: GLASGOW, Ivory Blacks
AUG 12: DUNDEE, Dexters
AUG 13: ABERDEEN, Tunnels
AUG 15: ARBROATH, Viewfields
AUG 16: LIVERPOOL, Barfly
AUG 25: MANCHESTER, Academy (w/ Lostprophets)
AUG 26: WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall (w/ Lostprophets)
AUG 27: NEWPORT, Newport Centre (w/ Lostprophets)

http://www.myspace.com/youngguns


For guestlist / interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

YOUNG GUNS join Aiden's current UK tour!


Buckinghamshire rockers Young Guns have added to Aiden's current UK tour with immediate effect. The band replace Tonight Is Goodbye who have had to drop off the tour for family reasons.

The band support Aiden at the following dates:
JUN 05: SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
JUN 06: MANCHESTER, Roadhouse (Sold Out!)
JUN 07: LONDON, Barfly (Sold Out!)
JUN 08: BIRMINGHAM, Bar Academy (Sold Out!)
JUN 09: EXETER, Cavern

As a result, Young Guns have moved their slot at this weekend's Camden Rocks Festival (June 6th) and will now play the Camden Barfly at 12.15pm, in order to make the evening show in Manchester.

Young Guns release their debut EP, 'Mirrors', on Monday 22nd June, following an appearance at the forthcoming Download Festival. Pre-orders for 'Mirrors' are available at http://youngguns.bigcartel.com

For more on Young Guns, and a full list of tour dates, please see: http://www.myspace.com/youngguns

Monday, 1 June 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! embark on HIDDEN CITIES TOUR!


Cardiff based rockers, Attack! Attack!, who have just wrapped up another successful headline run around the UK, are set to embark on their 'Hidden Cities' tour next week. The tour sees the band playing a series of weekend runs all over the UK throughout June, July, August and September.

Singer/guitarist Neil Starr explains how the tour came about, "we've played the major cities of the UK a few times already since we released the album, so rather than just play a few festivals and sit around doing nothing this summer, we saw this a the perfect opportunity to play in places we hadn't visited yet. Our guitarist Ryan (Day) came up with the Hidden Cities thing, I don't know what goes on in that kids head most of the time, but this idea I liked."

In other news previous single 'You And Me' is scheduled to appear in the forthcoming Guitar Hero 5 video game, while recent single 'Honesty' appears on the upcoming Fuel video game.


As well as the Hidden Cities dates, the band also play the Download, Sonisphere, Hevy, Guilfest and NASS festivals. Full tour dates are below:

JUN 04: SWINDON, 12 Bar
JUN 05: CAMBRIDGE Radar
JUN 06: COVENTRY, Kasbah
JUN 11: STOKE, Sugarmill
JUN 12: ALTON, The Lounge Bar
JUN 13: BRISTOL, The Cooler
JUN 14: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL (Red Bull Stage)
JUN 18: BOURNEMOUTH, I Bar
JUN 19: HARLOW, The Square
JUN 20: SALISBURY, The Barn

JUL 03: CREWE, The Box
JUL 04: DERBY, The Royal
JUL 09: WINCHESTER, Railway Hotel
JUL 10: GUILFEST FESTIVAL (Guildford)
JUL 11: RELENTLESS NASS FESTIVAL (Shepton Mallet)
JUL 16: YORK, The Duchess
JUL 17: 2000 TREES FESTIVAL (Cheltenham)
JUL 18: WESTON, The Rock Gardens
JUL 22: SOUTHEND, Chinnerys
JUL 23: GUILDFORD, Boiler Room
JUL 24: ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
JUL 25: TUNBRIDGE WELLS, The Forum
JUL 29: PORTSMOUTH, Cellars
JUL 30: LUTON, UBSU
JUL 31: CITY BIG WEEKENDER (Cardiff)

AUG 01: HEVY FESTIVAL (Kent)
AUG 02: SONISPHERE FESTIVAL (Knebworth)
AUG 13: CARLISLE, Brickyard
AUG 14: WAKEFIELD, Escobar
AUG 15: PETERBOROUGH, Met Lounge
AUG 29: SUNDERLAND, Independent
AUG 30: BARROW, The Canteen

SEP 04: HITCHIN, Club 85
SEP 05: HIGH WYCOMBE, The Blues Loft
SEP 12: BUTTERFEST (Hampshire)

For more information, guestlist and interview requests, please contact
Mark James @ Motion PR

http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Introducing THE NEW 1920...


Allow us to introduce The New 1920. Having played shows in the UK and Europe alongside the likes of Lostprophets, Fighting With Wire, Kids In Glass Houses and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and at a selection of summer festivals, the Cardiff based quartet are certainly starting to carve out a name for themselves with their vibrant rock stylings.

This, their self-titled debut EP, produced in garages and bedrooms across Cardiff last summer by Lostprophets trio Stuart Richardson, Mike Lewis and Ian Watkins, serves as the perfect foundation, showcasing the bands punchy, upbeat verses, flawlessly complementing their penchant for a huge sing-a-long chorus.

Though only a four-track affair, the release touches on an array of themes, as singer Colin explains, “It’s about life, love, loss, city life, ups, downs, escape and ultimately understanding our own goals.” With collective influences ranging from classic outfits The Jam, Pearl Jam and The Police to the modern sounds of We Are Scientists, The Strokes and Kings Of Leon, the band draws from these influences to write straight forward energetic rock songs with an undercurrent of punk rock edge, which is inherent in the bands roots.

July Headline Dates:
22: SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads
23: BRIGHTON, Freebut
24: LONDON, o2 Academy 2
25: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
26: BIRMINGHAM, The Rainbow

"The tunes are addictive and the lyrics are simply genius! This band are going to be massive, They are the next BIG thing! Dont miss an opportunity to check them out" - Rock Sound

"The New 1920 are spiky, catchy and brilliant" - The Fly

For more information please contact: Mark James @ Motion PR

http://www.myspace.com/thenew1920

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

YOUNG GUNS upload 'The Weight Of The World' video!


High Wycombe based quintet, Young Guns, have just uploaded the video for 'The Weight Of The World', taken from their forthcoming 'Mirrors' EP.

The video for 'The Weight Of The World' shows a collection of behind the scenes shots, including the recording sessions for the EP, as well as live performance and on the road footage. You can view the video below:



'Mirrors' is released on Monday 22nd June, and is supported by a busy touring schedule (see below):

MAY 19: KINGSTON, Fighting Cocks
MAY 20: LONDON, South Of The Border
MAY 22: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
MAY 24: LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival (Fishing For Eskimo Stage)
MAY 25: BOURNEMOUTH, The Gander

JUN 12: DONINGTON, Download Festival (Red Bull Stage)
JUN 18: BRIGHTON, Hot Damn @ The Ocean Rooms
JUN 19: LONDON, Hot Damn @ The Purple Turtle
JUN 24: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 (w/ The Answer)
JUN 27: READING, Face Bar (w/ We Are The Ocean)

JUL 03: LEATHERHEAD, Bridge Youth Club
JUL 18: GILLINGHAM, The Star
JUL 19: SOUTHEND, Sunrooms
JUL 21: STAINES, Sticky Fungus
JUL 22: NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders
JUL 23: SWINDON, 12 Bar
JUL 24: MIDDLESBOROUGH, Bar Sumo
JUL 25: LEEDS, Cockpit
JUL 27: STOKE, Harry's Bar
JUL 28: CARDIFF, Barfly
JUL 29: SWANSEA, Sin City
JUL 30: EXETER, Cavern

AUG 05: BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms
AUG 06: COLCHESTER, The Twist
AUG 07: CAMBRIDGE, Man On The Moon
AUG 08: GUILDFORD, Boileroom]
AUG 09: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
AUG 10: EDINBURGH, GRV
AUG 11: GLASGOW, Ivory Blacks
AUG 12: DUNDEE, Dexters
AUG 13: ABERDEEN, Tunnels
AUG 15: ARBROATH, Viewfields
AUG 16: LIVERPOOL, Barfly

http://www.myspace.com/youngguns

Monday, 11 May 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! to support NEW FOUND GLORY!


Cardiff based rockers, Attack! Attack!, have just been confirmed to support US pop-punk legends New Found Glory at London's HMV Forum on Saturday 30th May. The band who are currently on tour in Europe with Silverstein, embark on their own headline run, starting May 18th. Full tour dates are below:

MAY 16: WOLVERHAMPTON, Little Civic
MAY 17: GLASGOW, King Tuts
MAY 18: DUNDEE, Doghouse
MAY 19: SHEFFIELD, Corporation
MAY 20: LONDON, o2 Academy 2
MAY 21: EXETER, The Cavern
MAY 22: OXFORD, Academy
MAY 23: LIVERPOOL, Barfly (Sound City)
MAY 24: LEEDS, University (Slam Dunk Festival)
MAY 26: CARDIFF, Barfly
MAY 30: LONDON, HMV Forum (w/ New Found Glory)

In other news, check out the bands forthcoming single 'Honesty' (out May 18th) in the advert for the Fuel video game, below



For more information, guestlist and interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR:
mark(at)motionpr.co.uk / 020 7482 7000

http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! and TWIN ATLANTIC for Sonisphere!




Motion PR is very proud to announce that both Attack! Attack! and Twin Atlantic have been confirmed for this year's Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park on the weekend of August 1st and 2nd.

The announcement signals more good news for Cardiff based rockers, Attack! Attack!, who recently revealed that their track 'You and Me' will appear on the Guitar Hero 5 video game, as well as having it feature in a recent episode of hit US show 90210. "We are super stoked to be playing Sonisphere. Not only is it going to be a massive show for us, our biggest to date, but we get to watch the mighty Metallica play which can only be described as rad!" said frontman Neil Starr.

Glaswegian quartet, Twin Atlantic, who are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming mini-album in Los Angeles, are equally thrilled about the announcement. "We're extremely honoured to be playing at Sonisphere this year, not often do you get the chance to watch Metallica and play your own set aswell. We can now die happily and tell our illegitimate grandchildren that Grandad played with Metallica once. Technically. We're in LA recording right now, so the thought of playing on home soil (well, Great Britain) over the summer with shiny new material makes us very happy," commented drummer Craig Kneale, before joking, "we're hoping there will be a red carpet laid out at the airport to mark our emotional return."

The bands join the likes of Metallica, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Bullet For My Valentine, Mastodon, Feeder Machine Head and Alice In Chains on the bill.

For more information on Attack! Attack! or Twin Atlantic, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR:
mark(at)motionpr.co.uk / 020 7482 7000


For more on Attack! Attack! please visit: http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband
For more on Twin Atlantic please visit: http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

YOUNG GUNS gear up for the release of ‘Mirrors’ with an extensive set of live shows!


The home-grown production line has been in overdrive of late in the rock world, and High Wycombe-based quintet, Young Guns, are proof that it’s showing no signs of fatigue.

Their four track debut EP, ‘Mirrors’, has been produced by former SikTh members Dan Weller and Justin Hill (Enter Shikari, Haunts, Gallows), and covers a host of subjects, from party-induced-excess and temptation, to adolescent aspirations and dependency, and all this in little more than 16 minutes. However, it’s a brief blast of promise that should more than whet the appetite for what’s to come from the five-piece and serves as a ringing statement of intent.

With former Johnny Truant drummer Paul Jackson (Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats, The Ghost Of A Thousand) handling artwork duties, and a forthcoming remix of ‘The Weight Of The World’ by Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins’ L’Amour La Morgue project, there’s a distinct British flavour to ‘Mirrors’.

“British music is so healthy right now, the scene here has been building for a long time,” explains singer Gustav Wood, “and to have people from some of the best bands, past and present, helping us out and digging our band is incredible.”

Having clocked up shows alongside the likes of Funeral For A Friend, The Answer and We Are The Ocean already, and with a relentless touring schedule ahead of them, it’s going to be near impossible to avoid Young Guns in 2009, and on the proof of ‘Mirrors’, we wouldn’t advise even trying.

(Rotated Billing w/ Enjoy Destroy & The Crave)
MAY 16: BRIGHTON, Pavilion Tavern
MAY 17: SOUTHAMPTON, The Joiners
MAY 19: KINGSTON, Fighting Cocks
MAY 20: LONDON, South Of The Border
MAY 22: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
MAY 24: LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival
MAY 25: BOURNEMOUTH, The Gander

(Headline Shows)
JUN 18: BRIGHTON, Hot Damn @ The Ocean Rooms
JUN 19: LONDON, Hot Damn @ The Purple Turtle
JUL 18: GILLINGHAM, The Star
JUL 19: SOUTHEND, Sunrooms
JUL 21: STAINES, Sticky Fungus
JUL 22: NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders
JUL 23: SWINDON, 12 Bar
JUL 24: MIDDLESBOROUGH, Bar Sumo
JUL 25: LEEDS, Cockpit
JUL 27: STOKE, Harry's Bar
JUL 28: CARDIFF, Barfly
JUL 29: SWANSEA, Sin City
JUL 30: EXETER, Cavern
AUG 05: BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms
AUG 06: COLCHESTER, The Twist
AUG 07: CAMBRIDGE, Man On The Moon
AUG 08: GUILDFORD, Boileroom]
AUG 09: NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
AUG 10: EDINBURGH, GRV
AUG 11: GLASGOW, Ivory Blacks
AUG 12: DUNDEE, Dexters
AUG 13: ABERDEEN, Tunnels
AUG 15: ARBROATH, Viewfields
AUG 16: LIVERPOOL, Barfly

For more information/guestlist requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR.

For more on Young Guns, please see - Young Guns' MySpace

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC confirmed for T IN THE PARK!


Glaswegian alt-rockers Twin Atlantic who are currently recording with John Travis (The Answer, Kid Rock, Sugar Ray) in Los Angeles, have been confirmed for this years T In The Park Festival. The band who played a much talked about set at last years event, on the T Break stage - a platform for unsigned Scottish acts, have made the impressive progression to the Futures stage at this years event.

Singer/Guitarist Sam McTrusty says, "We're all over the moon to be playing T In The Park this year. It's a dream come true, you always aspire to play your home festival and to be invited back again is a real honour for us."

The quartet peform on Saturday 11th July. Other acts already confirmed for the Futures stage include Crystal Castles, Fight Like Apes, Little Boots and The Virgins.

For more on Twin Atlantic, please see: http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

For further information / interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR:
mark@motionpr.co.uk / 020 7482 7000

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

TWIN ATLANTIC begin work on forthcoming mini-album!


Glasgow based alt-rockers Twin Atlantic are set to begin work on their forthcoming mini-album in Los Angeles, California. The as yet untitled release due out this summer will be produced by John Travis (The Answer, Kid Rock, Sugar Ray), in sessions that will see the band remain in California until the end of April.

Singer Sam McTrusty said "We are so excited about being given this opportunity and are really looking forward to seeing what happens in the studio. Our initial conversations with John have pushed our songwriting and playing to new places, and we have a feeling the end result is going to be something really special."

In other stateside news, the band have recently been announced for the Bamboozle Left festival on Saturday 4th April in Irvine, California alongside Deftones, Fall Out Boy, Thrice, The Used and The Get Up Kids to name a few.

The announcement follows a highly successful string of shows at the annual SXSW Music Festival in Texas, as well as a UK headline tour that kicked off with a sell-out show at the 900 capacity QMU in Glasgow.

For further information / interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR:
mark@motionpr.co.uk / 020 7482 7000


You can also follow Twin's stateside experiences on drummer Craig Kneale's blog at: http://craigernestkneale.blogspot.com
For more on Twin Atlantic, please see: http://www.myspace.com/twinatlantic

Thursday, 26 March 2009

ME MY HEAD preview 'Survival In No Man's Land'


Indie rockers, Me My Head, currently out on tour with Dananananaykroyd, have uploaded taster clips for each track on their forthcoming debut album, 'Survival In No Man's Land'. You can preview the clips HERE

'Survival In No Man's Land' is released on Monday 6th July, and will be preceded by the single 'Tumbling Down' on Monday 22nd June.

MAR 26: HULL, The Adelphi (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 27: COVENTRY, Taylor John's House (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 28: OXFORD, Bullingdon Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 29: CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 30: BRIGHTON, The Engine Room (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 31: CAMBRIDGE, The Portland Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)

APR 01: SHEFFIELD, The Hartley Hotel Bar (w/ Danananakroyd)
APR 07: LONDON, Guided Missile Club @ Buffalo Bar
APR 23: LONDON, Levis Ones To Watch @ The Macbeth

The band are also scheduled to appear at the Camden Crawl, The Great Escape and Stag & Dagger festivals.

For more information please contact:
Mark James @ Motion PR


Me My Head on MySpace

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

YOUNG GUNS reveal 'Mirrors' EP release date and artwork!


Buckinghamshire based quintet Young Guns are proud to announce the release their debut EP 'Mirrors', on Monday 22nd June.

The band who released 'Mirrors' track 'In The Night' as a single at the beginning of February, have once again enlisted the services of Paul Jackson (Alexisonfire, Aiden, Architects) at Tank Axe Love to create the EP's artwork. You view said EP cover below:



The tracklisting for the effort will be as follows:

1. Daughter Of The Sea
2. Weight Of The World
3. There Will Be Rain
4. In The Night

'Mirrors' was produced by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (Enter Shikari, Haunts, Malefice) at Fortress Studios in East London.

Catch the band at the following dates:
MAR 24: GUILDFORD, The Boileroom
APR 05: READING, Face Bar (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
APR 06: LONDON, Old Blue Last (w/ Billy Boy on Poison)
APR 10: BEDFORD, Esquires
APR 15: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 (w/ The Answer)
APR 17: HERTFORD, Marquee
APR 18: HIGH WYCOMBE, Blues Loft
APR 19: LUTON, University (Relay Fest 4)
MAY 25: BOURNEMOUTH, The Gander

More dates to be announced shortly.

For more information, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR.

http://www.myspace.com/youngguns

ATTACK! ATTACK! announce the time for 'Honesty'!


Cardiff based rockers, Attack! Attack!, will release 'Honesty' as a download-only single on Monday 18th March through Rock Ridge Music / ADA Global. The single is the third to be lifted from their self-titled debut album, released last October.

Attack! Attack! have already begun to make quite the impact on an unsuspecting UK scene. Having cut their teeth in various South Wales based bands, including Dopamine, Adequate Seven, Midasuno and Pete’s Sake, the quartet that makes up the A!A! are no strangers to hard work, having released a plethora of CD’s between them and toured a handful of countries in the process. Having already clocked up tours alongside Lostprophets, Funeral For A Friend, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Blackout and Cancer Bats, the bands relentless hard work on the live circuit in both the UK and Europe has helped build up a strong fanbase that is constantly growing.

The band who are currently in Texas for the SXSW Festival, also recently announced the inclusion of previous single, 'You and Me', on the forthcoming fifth installment of the Guitar Hero video game, as well as an episode of hit US show 90210.

You can catch the band at the following venues in May.

'Honesty' UK Headline Tour:

MAY 16: WOLVERHAMPTON, Little Civic
MAY 17: GLASGOW, King Tuts
MAY 18: DUNDEE, Doghouse
MAY 19: SHEFFIELD, Corporation
MAY 20: LONDON, o2 Academy 2
MAY 21: EXETER, The Cavern
MAY 22: OXFORD, Academy
MAY 23: LIVERPOOL, Barfly (Sound City)
MAY 24: LEEDS, University (Slam Dunk Festival)
MAY 26: CARDIFF, Barfly

Welsh pop-punkers, Save Your Breath, support on all headline dates.

For more information, guestlist and interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR.

http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Friday, 13 March 2009

ME MY HEAD cover LADY GAGA!




Emerging rockers, Me My Head, have recorded a cover of Lady Gaga's 'Just Dance' track and put together an amusing video to accompany it. You can view the video below:




Catch the band at the following dates:
MAR 16: LONDON, Barfly (w/ The Yeah Yous)
MAR 21: BATH, Moles Club
MAR 26: HULL, The Adelphi (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 27: COVENTRY, Taylor John's House (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 28: OXFORD, Bullingdon Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 29: CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 30: BRIGHTON, The Engine Room (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 31: CAMBRIDGE, The Portland Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)

APR 01: SHEFFIELD, The Hartley Hotel Bar (w/ Danananakroyd)
APR 07: LONDON, Buffalo Bar
APR 23: LONDON, The Fly

The band are currently gearing up for the release of their 'Tumbling Down' single on June 22nd, and their debut album 'Survival In No Man's Land' on July 6th.

You can hear 'Tumbling Down' @ http://www.myspace.com/memyhead

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! announce inclusion of 'You and Me' on forthcoming Guitar Hero video game!


Welsh rockers, Attack! Attack!, are proud to announce that they will have recent single, 'You and Me', included on the 5th installment of the Guitar Hero video game. The hard working South Wales quartet have already knocked up tours alongside Lostprophets, Funeral For A Friend, In Case Of Fire, The Blackout and Forever The Sickest Kids in both the UK and Europe since the release of their self-titled debut album last year.

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced yesterday that the band had won the Guitar Hero Listening Session at MIDEM 2009. The listen session was voted on by a panel of industry veterans, with the band beating over 200 other submissions. MIDEM 2009, which ran from the 18th to 21st of January, is seen by music professionals from across the globe as a place to discover up-and-coming music superstars and meet with the music community at large. During MIDEM 2008, Irish band, The Answer, was discovered at a similar Guitar Hero Listening Session, resulting in one of their popular tracks appearing on Guitar Hero® World Tour’s set list.

“It’s generated unbelievable exposure for the band.” Commented The Answer’s frontman Cormac Neeson “In this day and age its one of those priceless mediums to get our music out to people who wouldn’t normally be discovering us.”

Frontman, Neil Starr and his bandmates are understandably over the moon about the news; "Finding out we were going to be on the next Guitar Hero was unbelievable. It's a game we all love playing and one that has keep us entertained on tour for many, many hours. I keep having to pinch myself to make sure this is not some kind of dream! I think I know what Charlie felt like now when he found the last golden ticket to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory!"

The announcement is backed up with more good news for the band, having recently learnt that the track will also be used in an upcoming episode of hit US TV show 90210. The episode airs in the US on March 31st and later on in the year in the UK.

The band who release their next single 'Honesty' as a download-only on Monday 18th May, embark on a headline tour in support of the release.

'Honesty' UK Headline Tour:

MAY 16: WOLVERHAMPTON, Little Civic
MAY 17: GLASGOW, King Tuts
MAY 18: DUNDEE, Doghouse
MAY 19: SHEFFIELD, Corporation
MAY 20: LONDON, o2 Academy 2
MAY 21: EXETER, The Cavern
MAY 22: OXFORD, Academy
MAY 23: LIVERPOOL, Barfly (Sound City)
MAY 26: CARDIFF, Barfly


For more information, guestlist and interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR

http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

ATTACK! ATTACK! announce 'Honesty' headline tour for May!


Melodic rockers, Attack! Attack!, have just announced details of their biggest headline tour to date, in support of forthcoming single, 'Honesty', the third to be taken from their Stuart Richardson (Lostprophets) produced self-titled debut album. The South Wales based quartet have team up with Crowd Surge to create a limited edition free t-shirt made only for the first 40 people to purchase tickets for the tour. For more information on this, visit http:///www.crowdsurge.com/attackattack

The group who also play the SXSW Festival in Texas this month, play the following venues on the 'Honesty' tour:

MAY 16: WOLVERHAMPTON, Little Civic
MAY 17: GLASGOW, King Tuts
MAY 18: DUNDEE, Doghouse
MAY 19: SHEFFIELD, Corporation
MAY 20: LONDON, o2 Academy 2
MAY 21: EXETER, The Cavern
MAY 22: OXFORD, Academy
MAY 23: LIVERPOOL, Barfly (Sound City)
MAY 26: CARDIFF, Barfly

'Honesty' will be released as a download-only single on Monday 18th May through Rock Ridge Music / ADA Global.

For more information, guestlist and interview requests, please contact Mark James @ Motion PR.

http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband

Monday, 2 March 2009

ME MY HEAD embark on mammoth jaunt around the UK!


Emerging rockers, Me My Head, who release their 'Night Is On Fire' single on March 2nd through Play To Work Recordings, kick off a mammoth jaunt around the UK this week. The impressive jaunt sees the quintet taking in shows alongside the likes of Danananakroyd, Twin Atlantic, Jeffree Star and The Yeah You's.

Catch the band at the following dates:
MAR 02: LONDON, Water Rats (w/ Jeffree Star)
MAR 05: WINCHESTER, The Railway
MAR 06: LONDON, XFM First Friday @ Islington Academy
MAR 07: GLASGOW, QMU (w/ Twin Atlantic)
MAR 08: NEWCASTLE, o2 Academy 2 (w/ Twin Atlantic)
MAR 09: MANCHESTER, Roadhouse (w/ Twin Atlantic)
MAR 11: BIRMINGHAM, o2 Bar Academy (w/ Twin Atlantic)
MAR 12: CARDIFF, Barfly (w/ Twin Atlantic)
MAR 13: WIMBLEDON, The Watershed
MAR 16: LONDON, Barfly (w/ The Yeah Yous)
MAR 21: BATH, Moles Club
MAR 26: HULL, The Adelphi (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 27: COVENTRY, Taylor John's House (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 28: OXFORD, Bullingdon Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 29: CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 30: BRIGHTON, The Engine Room (w/ Danananakroyd)
MAR 31: CAMBRIDGE, The Portland Arms (w/ Danananakroyd)

APR 01: SHEFFIELD, The Hartley Hotel Bar (w/ Danananakroyd)
APR 07: LONDON, Buffalo Bar

'Night Is On Fire' is an Eighties tinged upbeat slab of rock that screams out ambition. The single will be followed up by the 'Tumbling Down' single on June 22nd, building towards the release of their Rich McNamara (Embrace) produced debut album 'Survival In No Man's Land' on July 6th.


Watch the video for 'Night Is On Fire' here

For guestlist / interview requests, please contact:
Mark James @ Motion PR


Me My Head on MySpace