Estrons share new video for ‘Lilac’ and drop some UK Dates!
Welsh trio Estrons have delivered a short snappy video for their banger of a tune ‘Lilac’ and it complimants the song perfectly! The track received Track of the Week by Huw Stephens, which he loved so much he played it back to back.
Lead singer Tali Källström had this to say about the video:
“The Lilac video is a short and honest representation of how it feels in those dark moments at the end of a stressful night out. The protagonist fleets between anger and laughter whilst spinning in a vortex of her own mad moment. It’s a simple insight into the human psyche when things aren’t going too well.”
As well as this the band have planned themselves a very busy second part of the year with dates running up until December, with them travelling all over the UK playing some great venues. The band will also be supporting Garbage on some of those dates, wcich will make for a strong night for live music. Dates below!
21 Jul: Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Fringe Festival 28 Jul: Derbyshire, UK – Y Not Fesitval Festival 29 Jul: Cornwall, UK – Leopalooza Festival 04 Aug: Kent, UK – Neverworld Festival 09 Sep: Manchester, UK – Academy* 11 Sep: Nottingham, UK – Rock City* 12 Sep: Newcastle, UK – Northumbria SU Institute* 19 Sep: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café 20 Sep: Rotterdam, NL – V11 21 Sep: Tilburg, NL – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind 22 Sep: Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn 23 Sep: Berlin, DE – Maze 01 Nov: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall 02 Nov: Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s 03 Nov: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank 07 Nov: Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen 08 Nov: Bristol, UK – Louisiana 09 Nov: Nottingham, UK – Bodega 14 Nov: Exeter, UK – Cavern 15 Nov: Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon 16 Nov: Brighton, UK – Green Door Store 17 Nov: Caernarfon, UK – Galeri 23 Nov: Carmarthen, UK – The Parrot 1 Dec: Aberystwyth – Arts Centre 06 Dec: Cardiff, UK – Globe
With the Second Album nearly ready Blaenavon announce UK Tour
With their head firmly stuck in the studio to complete their second album, Blaenavonhave decided it would be nice to pop out for a little UK Tour this Autumn. Work with producer Catherine Marks(Foals, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent) is nearly complete so this tour looks to be a great chance to play some of their new material.
The band have really gone for something different this tour as they’re playing some really intimate venues, which will make for chaotic gigs all round! The tour sees them play Manchester, Hull & Coventry amongst many others.
This will be the bands first tour since Winter 2017 so you can gurantee they’ll be chomping at the bit at these shows!
Tickets priced at £10.00 are on sale Thursday 12th July at 10am, available from www.blaenavon.com.
After Impressing with their debut EP (Ice Cream EP) last year, Average Sex gained themselves a strong following who are eager to get their ears on some new music. The band have been touring around Europe so far this year, but it looks like that will be put on hold for a bit to get this EP completely finished.
The EP will be titles Melodie, and it will be produced by Tim Burgess who is a big a fan of the band – which prompted him to sign them.
The first track of the EP comes in the form of ‘Ne M’oublie Pas’, which has that Average Sex sound building all expectations. Listen below!
Kent band The Modern Strangers announce UK Tour for September/October
After their successful debut EP ‘Meltdown Mechanics’ The Modern Strangershave announced their upcoming UK Tour. This will see the band travelling across all over the UK, including some European dates in France and Amsterdam.
The band impressed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, where they performed songs off their Debut EP as well as some others like ‘Hot Rain’ (above).
This will be a big tour for the band which sees them support the amazing flor, so they can look forward to playing in front of some devoted crowds.
If you’re around for any of the shows, be sure to buy a ticket as you’ll see one of the hottest acts coming out of the UK at the moment.
This Friday will see the release of Palava’s latest track ‘White Denim’. December last year the band gained Single of the Week with their track ‘Sometimes (I Wonder)’, and I get the feeling that this song will do the same this Sunday.
The track boasts some driving guitars with cracked vocals, giving off a very edgy tone. Sleek and tight drums beats gives the song that snap, which lends itself well to the punchy chorus. Palava have that classic 00’s indie feel which is a sounds that is slowly becoming lost, however they are making great efforts to fly that flag with this track.
The launch party will be taking place at The Castle Hotel, Manchester on June 22nd. Get your tickets here.
After the shocking news which the band shared earlier this month regarding their upcoming tour, and the awful record company that were looking after them (not giving them any acknowledgement), it looks as though the band are back on track with this release.
Looking forward to see what PALAVA do the second part of 2018, as it’s looking very promising.
Words by @AJWise
June 22nd – The Castle Hotel – Manchester – Tickets
After a few years of teasing and joking about an album, Indoor Pets (Formerly Get Inuit) have finally promised a debut Album! After speaking to DORK frontman Jamie Glass admitted he can’t even be coy about it anymore, it’s happening.
This comes after the news of the band signing to Wichita Records, who signed The Cribs, Bloc Party and Fidlar. Of course this plays a huge part because as Jamie said in his interview, this is their job now and first on their to do list is an album.
The band released ‘So Soon’ earlier this year, but since then they’ve been busy playing shows all around the UK. Hopefully they will go into the studio off the momentum of playing live and carry that into their release.
It’s crazy to think the band haven’t got an album because of their impressive song catalog, but with all of the experience it could shape up to be one of the best albums of the Year when released. It’s a relief it’s finally happening, as it should give Jamie something to do rather than sit on Twitter and post pictures of Sue Perkins.
JAWS Frontman Connor releases a Song for the Summer
With Summer not too far in the distance now we’re getting ready for those songs that will accompany us on those long nights. JAWS frontman Connor is one step ahead of you with him releasing his latest track ‘Petals’ which is tailor made for that summer sun.
The song has a shoegaze soul which comes out in every aspect, from the distant vocals to the dreamy hooks. Listen down below and see what you make of his latest solo work!
The Magic Gang invited their fans to ask them anything!
The Magic Gang had some spare time and invited their loyal and devoted fans to ask them anything using the Hashtag #askthemagicgang. Unluckily I was at work while this took place so I missed it, however I decided to round up some the best answers and put them on show.
They confessed that Ought’s album ‘Room Inside the World’ was their favourite record so far in 2018.
Finally if this is true and that’s where The Magic Gang name came from, I need the idea to happen.
When we started it was supposed to be like 20 of our mates on stage playing all sorts of instruments but it turned out no one wanted to do it other than us four. #askthemagicganghttps://t.co/TTbCTc4kaq
Flight Of The Conchord’s Bret McKenzie Injury causes the duo to cancel upcoming shows
Yes unfortunately after a few years on hiatus, a few more sold out crowds will have to wait a bit longer to see their favourite music-comedy duo. The super talented Bret Mckenzie announced yesterday that he had broken two bones in his hand, which he himself joked was “Very Rock n Roll” as this was caused by him falling down the stairs.
The likes of Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds will have to wait patiently while Bret heals up. However there’s plenty of things to do up until then, like watch the series continuously until the new date for the show arrives.
Don’t worry I know you’re not crying, It’s just been raining. On your face.