Thursday, 31 March 2011

News - The Vinyl Factory release limited edition vinyl of The Pet Shop Boys’ Most Incredible Thing

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The Vinyl Factory is proud to announce their collectible art and vinyl limited edition of the Pet Shop Boys new ballet score, The Most Incredible Thing. Based on a Hans Christian Anderson short story, this is the iconic pop duo's first ever full-length dance score and their debut collaboration with Sadler's Wells and choreographer Javier de Frutos.

The Most Incredible Thing release by The Vinyl Factory is an exclusive, limited art edition, with only 500 copies available worldwide, each hand numbered and signed by the Pet Shop Boys. Designed by Farrow, who also collaborated with the artists on the much sought after collector's edition of their last album, Yes, this stunning release features music and artwork exclusive to The Vinyl Factory edition.

Comprising a silk cloth bound hard board slipcase containing a hardback book with seven record sleeves. Six of these house heavyweight 180-gram vinyl records pressed on the EMI 1400. The records feature the Pet Shop Boys' music for the ballet, as well as exclusive original demo versions of each of the compositions, only available in this release.

The seventh sleeve contains an oversized foldout sheet music print, signed by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. The ballet's synopsis is printed onto the record sleeves so that each has an accompanying narrative that reads like a storybook.

Set to become a prized collectors item, this beautiful deluxe edition is the perfect companion piece to what is one of the Pet Shop Boy's most unusual and intriguing projects to date.

The Vinyl Factory's previous limited edition for Yes - Pet Shop Boys, which sold out in two hours at the price of £300, has since re-sold for over £3,000.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

News - the new live music experience featuring the best emerging bands around the world

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This week marks the launch of, a new music discovery platform that profiles some of the most talented new bands and local music scenes from around the world. Through captivating original short videos, Noisey gives viewers unprecedented access to the lives of bands on and off the stage. By capturing the complete live music experience, viewers can join bands on the road and share their experiences as they get ready for a show, meet fans and industry insiders, and explore the city and its local culture.

Noisey showcases bands from more than 10 countries including US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, China, Japan, Canada, and Australia. Noisey is available in eight languages and offers an app-like web experience built on an above-the- fold, HTML5 user interface. Beyond Noisey's homepage, users can also find artists through a site-wide comment feed, allowing user activity to influence the discovery process.

Justin Young from The Vaccines, filmed by Noisey in Glasgow at The Captain's Rest, stated "Noisey were good people who understood what we were about and managed to get an in-depth and honest portrayal of what daily life entails for our band, without ever being invasive."


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"Norwich is known more for the Canaries and Alan Partridge than for its produce of post-hardcore quartets, but DEPTH are here to change all that" - Rock Sound

"Superb vocal melodies and catchy riffs, recalling the Blackout’s more hummable moments" - Kerrang!

"DEPTH show a lot of potential and passion for their music" - Big Cheese

High Flying Norfolk Post-Hardcore crew 'Depth' unveil their debut album 'Situations Fulfilled' on 6th June 2011, through Rising Records and all digital stores, and announce UK tour to follow.

Since their origination in the summer of 2006, Depth have greatly evolved. No longer the young scamps that spat out cover versions in their local village hall, they are now a seasoned and touring Post-hardcore unit that have progressively honed their own songwriting craft to produce finely-tuned rock cuts. During the past three years the enterprising four piece have played shows throughout the country sharing stages with everyone from the Undertones, through to the likes of My Passion, Exit Ten, Don Broco, and Everything Burns. The band have garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang!, Rocksound, and Big Cheese and they have been featured on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, also receiving great TV airplay from Lava TV for their new video 'True Escape'.

Pulling from the old school metal riffage of Iron Maiden and fusing together the infectious nonce and energy of heavyweights Funeral For A Friend and Killswitch Engage, Depth have created their own sound and have produced a thunderous debut full length album, entitled 'Situations Fulfilled'. The record is genuinely engrossing and captivating, from the melody soaked refrain of their brand new video 'True Escape' and the fist-pummeling gang shout-outs of 'No One Sings For Second Place', through to their recent single 'Burning Pages' which packs muscular Post-Hardcore dynamisms with anthemic rock. The Norfolk Rockcore crew know how to kick out the jams and have unleashed a stunning debut record that is both ballsy and memorable. Depth reboot 'Situations Fulfilled' this June and will play the following live shows in support:

18 Mar 2011 Gildridge, Eastbourne ; 20 Mar Leicester Sound House; 21 Mar Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London ; 22 Mar Greenwich University ; 23 Mar The Twist , Colchester; 24 Mar B2 Norwich ; 25 Mar PJ McGinty, Ipswich; 26 Mar The Plug, Birmingham.



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Southwest Alt-rock merchants 'Mind Museum' unveil their hotly anticipated
debut record 'Rat Race' on 23rd May and prepare to hit the road....

Bristol new guns, Mind Museum are set to make their own mark on the currently buoyant Brit-rock scene with their uniquely alluring sound that merges earnest alternative rock, underpinned by probing guitar rhythms and engaging emotive vocals, with potent post-punk DIY ethics. Pulling from an eclectic array of influences from the likes of Biffy Clyro and Story of the Year, through to the likes of The Cure, The Police and Rush, the band have created an engrossing sound that genuinely commands your attention.

Comprised of Justin E Percival (vocals/bass), Will Slater (guitar) and beatmaster Chas Bacon (drums), Mind Museum, although only formed in August 2010, were actually born from the ashes of 'I Am The Door' and 'Full Scream Ahead'. Both IATD and FSA had good underground successes, notching up national radio airplay on BBC Radio 1, critical acclaim from the likes of Rocksound & Kerrang! and also extensively toured the UK, chalking up slots with the likes of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Enter Shikari, Minus the Bear, Attack Attack, and Straight Lines, to name a few.

Mind Museum now stride forward in their own right and are geared to step up to the plate; the dynamic trio are already picking up national exposure for their debut video ’Rat Race’, which is presently gracing screens via Lava TV, and the band are also racking up great radio airplay on BBC Introducing. The Bristol tunesmiths are now set to officially serve up their debut EP 'Rat Race' for national release this May. The record is jam-packed with sturdy riffs and hooky cuts, layered with classy anthemic melodies and thoughtful up-tempo arrangements. The alt-rockers wield a sharp knack for killer melody and have unveiled a powerhouse debut offering that is sure to propel the band to giddy heights for the remainder of 2011 and beyond!


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

News - The Fall, The Rise - New Songs of the Hard Rocking Persuasion

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Birmingham’s The Fall, The Rise have 2 new songs plus a cover up on their SoundCloud page.
If you like your songs to be of the kicking ass variety, we suggest you head over to the link below and ’get your rock on’ or something like that...

We’re liking their 90’s alt-rock vibes so give em a go.
Help em spread the word and share those riffs all over your social networking pages. Get to work!