Thursday, 28 April 2011

News - GOODBYE JERSEY - UK DEBUT ALBUM FROM HIGHLY PROMISING SKATE PUNKERS!

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Goodbye Jersey

UK DEBUT ALBUM FROM HIGHLY PROMISING POLITICAL SKATE PUNKERS!

German Skate-Punk crew ’Goodbye Jersey’ set free their debut long play ’Entertain Me!’ on 20th June 2011 through Long Beach Records Europe (home to Templeton Pek) / Plastic Head Code 7.

Labelling themselves as ’melodic bugle-punk’ ["mellodick bjugel pank"] - in short, a heady mix of pacey melodic skate punk and offbeat structures laced with hardcore tunes, the band’s sound fuses crusty guitars, hard hitting drums, and contagious sing-a-long anthems all mixed with real grit and delivered by a vocalist who has already been compared to a cross between Tom Delonge & Fat Mike - this is Goodbye Jersey.

Hailing from Hamburg, Germany and formed in January 2009, five young scamps sporting a healthy obsession for a number of Fat Wreck bands decided to lock themselves up in a fifteen-square-metre windowless basement to celebrate punk rock the way it should be: fast, angry, dirty and sweaty. Within just one year, Goodbye Jersey recorded their debut EP which racked up underground praise, leading the quintet to sign with Long Beach Records. Thereafter, the band hit the road and bagged a series of shows with the likes of "This Is A Standoff" from Canada, "Left Alone", "Star Fucking Hipsters" and US ska-kings "Big D and the Kids Table".

The melodic-punkers now release their debut album which molds captivating lyrics with a social consciousness and brims with uncontrollable hi-octane phrasing. Right from outset, the opening track "Angels & Western Waves" is an audible reference to the coalition currently governing Germany. "Wasteland" deals with the phenomena of gentrification in their hometown of Hamburg. "Kill Your TV" and "Radio Sux" are both damning verdicts of the mass media influence which consumes today’s youth. The band’s debut album ’Entertain Me!’ is aptly titled and also serves as a cynical swipe at society's obsession with popular culture. Goodbye Jersey want people to take ownership for their lives instead of living life through a TV screen. This is their message and they’re intent on creating music that will help deliver it, be that in a sweaty venue or with their upcoming record - the lively quintet will be heard!

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News - GOODBYE JERSEY

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UK DEBUT ALBUM FROM HIGHLY PROMISING POLITICAL SKATE PUNKERS!

German Skate-Punk crew ’Goodbye Jersey’ set free their debut long play ’Entertain Me!’ on 20th June 2011 through Long Beach Records Europe (home to Templeton Pek) / Plastic Head Code 7.

Labelling themselves as ’melodic bugle-punk’ ["mellodick bjugel pank"] - in short, a heady mix of pacey melodic skate punk and offbeat structures laced with hardcore tunes, the band’s sound fuses crusty guitars, hard hitting drums, and contagious sing-a-long anthems all mixed with real grit and delivered by a vocalist who has already been compared to a cross between Tom Delonge & Fat Mike - this is Goodbye Jersey.

Hailing from Hamburg, Germany and formed in January 2009, five young scamps sporting a healthy obsession for a number of Fat Wreck bands decided to lock themselves up in a fifteen-square-metre windowless basement to celebrate punk rock the way it should be: fast, angry, dirty and sweaty. Within just one year, Goodbye Jersey recorded their debut EP which racked up underground praise, leading the quintet to sign with Long Beach Records. Thereafter, the band hit the road and bagged a series of shows with the likes of "This Is A Standoff" from Canada, "Left Alone", "Star Fucking Hipsters" and US ska-kings "Big D and the Kids Table".

The melodic-punkers now release their debut album which molds captivating lyrics with a social consciousness and brims with uncontrollable hi-octane phrasing. Right from outset, the opening track "Angels & Western Waves" is an audible reference to the coalition currently governing Germany. "Wasteland" deals with the phenomena of gentrification in their hometown of Hamburg. "Kill Your TV" and "Radio Sux" are both damning verdicts of the mass media influence which consumes today’s youth. The band’s debut album ’Entertain Me!’ is aptly titled and also serves as a cynical swipe at society's obsession with popular culture. Goodbye Jersey want people to take ownership for their lives instead of living life through a TV screen. This is their message and they’re intent on creating music that will help deliver it, be that in a sweaty venue or with their upcoming record - the lively quintet will be heard!

News - VERSUS YOU AND WHITE FLAG RELEASE SPLIT ALBUM!

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Versus You originate from Luxembourg and were brought to life in 2005 by Eric Rosenfeld (vocalist/guitar) and Giordano Bruno (bass). Without any time to waste, the driven unit pulled together their first record ’Marathon’ in 2006. Their second release ’This Is The Sinking’ soon followed, and the band began to pick up prominent attention with their track ’The Hotel Room’, which managed to top the national charts. Continuing to spread their wings, the lively foursome undertook a mammoth tour in support of ’This Is The Sinking’ which hit up Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy. Along the way, Versus You also impressively bagged shows with Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers. As the band’s sound evolved they drafted in Jimmy Leen to contribute with songwriting, vocal and guitar duties. Opening for the likes of ’No Use For A Name’ and soon to be friends ’the Flatliners’, they then toured through Eastern Europe and Russia playing shows with NOFX, Propagandhi, White Flag and Bayside. At this time, Versus You went into the studio again to produce their third album which was recorded live on the back of the tour. Inspired by the scribblings of Jack Kerouac and suitably titled ’The Mad Ones’, the record further cemented the band’s development and increase in popularity.

Throughout 2010, the irrepressible quartet played a handful of shows with numerous fraternal spirits from ’Alkaline Trio’, ’Strike Anywhere’, ’Dead To Me’, and ’Rise Against’ to the likes of ’Star Fucking Hipsters’. Now in 2011, Versus You team up with US punksters ’White Flag’ and present seven of their own edgy and formidable punk rock cuts led by the distinctly raspy voice of Eric Rosenfeld. The songwriting is melodically direct and catchy, yet intense enough to burrow deep paths into the cranium. From the dynamic guile of "This War Is Like A Drug To You" to the energetic "Spread The Epidemic", Versus You have drawn together an impressive collection of tracks to kick off a stunning collaboration.

The second part of this split release highlights the talents of Californian Punk-Rock vets White Flag. Impressively, the long standing punk rockers have released 23 records within 28 years and have racked up shows from all reaches of the globe, from Greenland to Faror, and everywhere in between. White Flag are and have fully embraced the punk rock lifestyle ever since they formed back in 1982, opening for the legendary Black Flag.

Not only do the the US punks have a rich and lengthy history, but their notable list of rotating band members is also a unique feature. Since their formation, more than 20 musicians have contributed to White Flag, including members from Bad Religion, Circle Jerks (Greg Hetson), The Muffs (Ronnie Barnett), Lagwagon (Ken Stringfellow) and Hole (Eric Eraldson). Rightly so, White Flag are firmly stapled into the heart of American rock and Punk Rock history.

The L.A. Punk Rock roots of White Flag are instinctively recognisable right from the first chord and this split release ideally showcases eight charismatic old school-styled punk tunes that, reminiscent of true rebellion, serve as a timely marker that substance is paramount and fashion is redundant. Old School is back with a vengeance!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

News - PROMETHEE - SWISS SLAYERS PRIME DEBUT UK RELEASE!

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PROMETHEE

Enterprising metal quintet ’Promethee’ emerge and release their self-titled debut EP, through Bad Mood Records and all major digital outlets from 4th July 2011.

Promethee pull from an array of influences that stem from noise-king contemporaries such as ’The Black Dahlia Murder’ and ’Job For A
Cowboy’, through to the likes of US melodic death metal combo ’Darkest Hour’. Inspired by their predecessors, Promethee have cultivated their own highly addictive sound that is venomous, heavy, downright aggressive and ultimately engaging.

Originally founded in Geneva, Switzerland back in 2006 by three lifelong friends, Ludo, Nils and Elri, the youthful trio began to form foundations and recruited Josh and Mathieu in 2008 to suitably complete the line-up. The fiery five-some then started to cut their teeth for the next two years through delivering a highly impressive, not to mention sweat-drenched, cluster of shows in just about every fleapit in Switzerland. During 2010 the band continuously toured throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Hungary, including a prestigious appearance at the Greenfield Festival playing alongside Rammstein, The Prodigy, HIM, and The Dillinger Escape Plan among others. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Swiss metallers continued their rise by securing a mini-tour in Canada before heading into the studio to lay down tracks for their d├ębut EP.

Promethee are now loaded with their self-titled debut EP which features five full-blooded cuts. The record is ram packed with steamroller riffs, deeply-growled vocals and blast-beat rhythms that will pummel the listener into submission from the get-go. With further European and North American touring planned to coincide with their debut album launch set for later this year, the band are all primed to break into the UK and beyond!

- PROMETHEE RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED EP VIA BAD MOOD RECORDS ON 4TH JULY AND AVAILABLE THROUGH DIGITAL STORES -

www.myspace.com/prometheemusic www.facebook.com/prometheemusic

News - Duran Duran announce All You Need is Now limited edition vinyl

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The Vinyl Factory and Duran Duran have announced the release of an exclusive, limited edition vinyl of Duran Duran's All You Need is Now - their critically acclaimed and return to roots tour-de-force, produced by Mark Ronson.

All You Need is Now, released by The Vinyl Factory, is an exclusive, limited art edition, with only 500 copies available worldwide, each hand numbered and signed by the Duran Duran. Designed by Clunie Reid (Saatchi Gallery, Tate, New Museum NY) with art direction from POP's Rory McCartney, this stunning release features music and artwork exclusive to The Vinyl Factory edition.

Available to order exclusively from The Vinyl Factory, each collector's copy comprises:

- A hand-crafted, transparent black Perspex box with clear face on outer front, providing an artwork frame that can be individually tailored by the owner.


- Five heavyweight 180-gram clear vinyl records pressed on the classic EMI 1400, each mastered for vinyl, with the new album pressed across two records, plus an LP of bonus tracks and two 12" remixes (full tracklist available on request), including the much sought-after David Lynch reworking of Girl Panic!

- Five beautifully treated bespoke record sleeves, featuring exclusive artwork on both sides by Clunie Reid.


- Exclusive 36-page book with lyrics silver foiled onto black pages, housed in a gorgeous silver mirrored paper cover, each hand signed and numbered by the members of Duran Duran.

- Exclusive 36-page book showcasing Clunie Reid’s album artwork, with a die-cut front cover of the band’s instantly recognisable D logo.

News - Diesel School of Island Life: Diesel Island Disco

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Diesel School of Island Life is a series of cultural events taking across the UK throughout May and June. Some highlights include a series of lessons by Howard Marks, talks by Goldie, and a ’field trip’ to the latest Metronomy video in June where Diesel Islanders can star as extras in the video. As part of the series of Birmingham events, the Custard Factory will play host to to a Diesel Island Disco featuring artists such as Joker & Mc Scarz and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

For more information about the Birmingham events and to find out about getting your ticket, go to facebook.com/diesel

News - THE1234 festival announces more acts

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Taking place in the heart of Shoreditch on July 9, THE1234 Festival is the definitive independent London music festival, energetically showcasing up and coming acts alongside more established cult talent, engaging with the local creative community, and embodying the innovators and agenda-setters who have remained loyal to the festival since its beginnings in 2007.

This year is as diverse and challenging as ever, with headline performances from Black Lips and The Raveonettes as well as exciting new electronic act Becoming Real, Honey Owen's house music project The Miracles Club, and many other emerging acts including Chapter Sweetheart, Echo Lake and Sex Beet.

Alongside this line up of groundbreaking acts, THE1234 festival is also excited to announce an exclusive performance from New York no wave icon and post-punk pioneer Lydia Lunch, with James Johnston and Ian White. She is one of the most influential and controversial artists of the last three decades, and is a highly anticipated addition to THE1234 festival lineup. She is joined by The King Blues and their unique, politicised sound, and Damo Suzuki, of Can fame.

For a full line-up, go to www.the1234shoreditch.com

Sunday, 17 April 2011

News - IMPACT DEBUT!

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IMPACT - DEBUT OFFERING TAKES FLIGHT WITH FURTHER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Sturdy UK Hardcore crew 'Impact' hurl out their impressive debut EP 'Strength Through Loyalty' for national consumption on 20th June 2011 and tour throughout Europe this summer.


Formed back in 2001 during their mid teens, the original members of Impact hooked up at their local skate and BMX ramps in their hometown, St. Neots. With a mutual obsession for the gritty hardcore of bands like Agnostic Front and Sick of It All, to the metallic guile of Slayer and Pantera, the young upstarts began to put down their own tunes and started to play shows in their local area.

Fast forward some years, and after a series of set-backs and some necessary line-up changes sparked by the band's recent conviction and newly found drive, Impact have laid down their commanding debut EP 'Strength Through Loyalty.' The record is enthralling, energetic and earnestly intense. From the colossal opening of ’To Those Lives Lost’ to the slamdown supercharged phasing of 'Bite the Bullet', the boisterous quintet have crafted a debut offering that oozes honest fury and bursts with pounding riffery.

Pulling influences from a series of hardcore/punk and metal bands, and serving up intelligent lyrics with full on heavy, yet melodic riffage, Impact deliver a sound that is sincerely potent and uncompromisingly brutal. The fivesome have already amassed a hefty collection of support slots from the likes of Agnostic Front, Madball, This Is Hell, Wisdom In Chains and Death Before Dishonor, to name a few, and have broadly toured throughout the UK, heading out to mainland Europe this Summer. Aided with radio airplay on BBC Radio 1s 'The Lock Up Show' and acclaim from Metal Hammer, the Cambridgeshire hardcore crew are set to drive home their imprint nationwide.

-- IMPACT RELEASE 'STRENGTH THROUGH LOYALTY' ON 20th JUNE THROUGH ALL DIGITAL STORES --

News - BORDERLINE SYNDROME UNLEASH UK DEBUT!

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syndrome

GREEK ROCK UNIT UNVEIL UK DEBUT

Euro alternative-rockers 'borderline syndrome' release their self-titled debut offering on 27th June, available through all digital outlets and prepare for a full- blooded launch this summer!

Hailing from Athens, Greece, borderline syndrome were formed in 2010 and derive influence from such big guns as 'The Dillinger Escape Plan' and 'Tool' to the likes of 'Radiohead' and 'Bjork'. This Greek alt-rock crew strip down their laudable influences and neatly fashion their own imprint combining alternative rock with an impressively wide variation of progressive structures and irregular time signatures.

From melodic, simple easy-going songs through to more complex and stout tracks, the Greek rockers have a notable knack for producing fine cuts that display the band's unique qualities, distinguishing them from their peers.

borderline syndrome now set loose their debut promo which showcases the progressive quintet's innovate ideas and off-kilter framing, highlighting their firm ability to craft a dynamic tune. With a full length album penned for the summer, the future is definitely looking bright for the alternate rock crew.

- BORDERLINE SYNDROME RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED EP ON 27th JUNE THROUGH DIGITAL STORES -

www.myspace.com/borderlinesyndrome

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

News - NARROWS vs EUROPE: Pt. 2

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NARROWS (members of Botch, Unbroken, These Arms Are Snakes, Tropics, Some Girls) return to Europe for the second time this May.

As ever, with their vast geographical inconveniences (2 in Seattle, 2 in San Diego and 1 in London) and tight schedules, the tour will be just under a couple of weeks of which there will only be 3 dates in the UK:

MAY 2011
18 - BRIGHTON, GREEN DOOR STORE > Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/109170
19 - LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB > Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/103900
20 - LONDON, OLD BLUE LAST > Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/104377

The band will also be recording a BBC Session for Radio 1’s Rock Show but the airing date is TBC.

There will be a new shirt design from the awesome Drew Millward and also copies of the NYC show only split 7" with Heiress.

For more news / updates with the band and tour, check out any of the links below:
www.facebook.com/narrows
www.twitter.com/narrowsband
www.myspace.com/narrows
www.deathwishinc.com/bands/105