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GOD DAMN REVEAL ‘THRILLER’-INSPIRED VIDEO FOR NEW NEW SINGLE ‘IT BITES’

Gnarly punk-rock trio God Damn have shared a tongue-in-cheek video for infectious brand new track ‘It Bites’ via DIY today. The single release follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2016 album ‘Everything Ever’, which saw them support rock giants Foo Fighters and embark upon extensive tours with Red Fang, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and more, while Daniel P. Carter (R1), NME, Kerrang!, Clash and DIY championed the album.

 

The riotous zombie-themed video follows on from the similarly horror-tinged video for previous single ‘Dead To Me’, and features lead guitarist Thom as a flesh-eating zombie. The idea was inspired by iconic Michael Jackson video / short film ‘Thriller’, as well as ‘Everybody’ by Backstreet Boys. Ash explains: “I remember the original idea came to me just after Halloween time, and I thought to coincide with the song title, the video should involve some sort of biting – I really wanted to emphasise that.

“At the time I was thinking more down the route of a vampire or werewolf character/s going around biting people who would then turn into versions of us, the band, so eventually everyone looks like us, and we are taking over. When the idea was put forward to Tim (Mobbs, director) he took it and ran with it, and came up with this great storyline of Thom as a zombie, which also links in with the ‘Dead to Me’ video that we released last year.

“We filmed it over 2 days. One day in Birmingham filming the out and about scenes (woods, park, British Legion club, cake scene). The following day we took it back home to Wolverhampton where we filmed the van scene and the live footage. Both days were really enjoyable and loads of fun. The hardest part for me was keeping a straight face, when I watch the video back I find it even more hilarious because I know that for most of my scenes, 10 seconds before I was probably laughing my head off.”

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 Produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, Drenge, Tricky, MIA) and recorded at McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, ‘Everything Ever’ sounds everything like God Damn, and yet nothing like Vultures – a debut album that came inspired by more than a handful of demons – and simultaneously rocketed the duo onto grand festival stages, and stadium gigs across the UK. The album is upbeat (“these are still nasty songs though”, Thom insists), and unabashedly pop, in the same way Nirvana’s Nevermind was ‘pop’: prizing the value of a tune, and using artfully crafted verses and choruses to slip past your defences and detonate little stories when you least expect it.

God Damn are on the internet here: They are also on Facebook  and they Tweet as @GodDamnTheBand

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Pulled Apart by Horses Drop New Video – ‘The Haze’

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Leeds’s Pulled Apart By Horses have announced their new album, The Haze, for release on March 17th 2017 via Caroline International.

Having recently shared their first new music since 2014’s Blood LP in ‘The Big What If’, dubbed “an instant mosh-pit maker” by the NME, Pulled Apart By Horses today reveal the new album’s opening and title track.

“We had to have ‘The Haze’ as the album opener – it gets down to business pretty quick!” vocalist and guitarist Tom Hudson reveals. “One of my favourite sections on the album is the Kraut-rock-vibe middle eight in this track. We wrote and demoed it in our ‘middle of no-where’ Welsh writing session, the weird atmospheric sounds at the start of it were recorded outside the lodge we were in. There were these giant whirring fans and birds tweeting everywhere. The bell that opens the album was this little brass doorbell that was hanging up in the porch too.”

“With the third album [2014’s Blood], we were making a conscious effort to think about everything and really analyse what makes good songs work,” explains bassists Robert Lee. “This time around we wanted to get back to the spontaneity of the first record, to just hang out and have fun and see what happened, so we wanted to take ourselves away from our usual practise room, find a new space, both literally and metaphorically, and just immerse ourselves in music for fun once again.”

“Basically,” says vocalist/guitarist Tom Hudson, “we wanted to go with our guts and fuck everyone else.”

Pulled Apart by Horses ‘The Haze’ And Tour Dates

To facilitate this, at the beginning of 2016 the members of Pulled Apart By Horses, Tom Hudson, guitarist James Brown, Robert Lee and new drummer Tommy Davidson, an old friend recruited from Leeds noise rockers These Monsters, decamped from their lock-up rehearsal facility in their native Leeds to a tiny, remote cottage on a dairy farm in the Welsh countryside for 10 days.

“When we first got to the cottage we thought ‘There’s nothing to do here!’” says James. “But that was precisely the point. There was no internet, no emails, no-one checking how we were getting on. We were writing for no-one but ourselves. We became like a little family – cooking for one another, building fires, holding late-night karaoke competitions – and completely immersed ourselves in the music.”

“One of the biggest influences in writing this new album was the new line up”, Rob reveals. “We’ve known Tommy for many years, and he’s created a whole new level of creative spirit within the band.” “Tommy has a different style of drumming – he’s a bit more hard-hitting, like a Dave Grohl / John Bonham type – and so that changed the dynamics,” adds Tom. “He probably felt like he had something to prove, and in terms of creativity and pushing ourselves, his presence really made everyone step up.”

Recorded by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys/MIA/Drenge) at his McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, The Haze is twelve tracks of whip-smart, unpredictable, fierce and sussed hardcore noise-pop. “When we were making our previous album Blood we were referencing a lot of Ross’s work, so it made sense to go straight to the source, and it was great to see him investing so much in the process” Rob reveals. “Ross essentially became a fifth member of the band for a month,” adds James.

Dissected and diced, one might hear elements of The Jesus Lizard, Devo, Hot Snakes, The Stooges, Krautrock, Surf-Pop, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Captain Beefheart, QOTSA, Fugazi and T-Rex amidst its dozen tracks, but fused by electric studio performances, it’s a compelling snapshot of a rewired, recalibrated and rejuvenated rock band at the peak of their powers.

Pre-order The Haze here – https://pulledapartbyhorses.lnk.to/TheHaze.

Catch Pulled Apart By Horses live at the following dates. All tickets are available here – www.pulledapartbyhorses.com/tour/

March

27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2

28 London, Scala

29 Bristol, Thekla

30 Southampton, Talking Heads

April

01 Derby, 2Q Festival

02 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s

03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio

05 Glasgow, King Tuts

06 Manchester, Sound Control

07 Newcastle, Think Tank

08 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Teenage Guitar Sensation Aaron Keylock Drops new video

Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock will release his highly anticipated debut album Cut Against The Grain on 20th January 2017 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Big Jesus, Vola, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion).

Ahead of the album release later this week he has released the video for new single  “Spin The Bottle.”

 

Aaron has picked up a wealth of critical praise for ‘Cut Against The Grain’ from The Daily Mirror who cited him as one of the Top Tips for 2017 as well as plaudits from BBC Radio’s Bob Harris and Alex Lester, Shindig, Classic Rock, Q, Total Guitar, Powerplay, Fireworks, R2, Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Maverick Magazine, Guitarist plus many more.

Before releasing an official single he had already been highly touted as one of the UKs hottest acts to watch out for; Kerrang! declared him the “New Solo Superstar” in the 2015 Fresh Blood List (Alongside PVRIS, Slaves, SHVPES, Qween Kwong & Knucklepuck); at Bloodstock 2014 Metal Hammer wrote “It’s ludicrous that someone as talented as Aaron Keylock is a mere 16 years old but if anyone can shred like Gary Moore, this young buck can.” Total Guitar called him one of 2016s ‘Ones to Watch’ after seeing him at Dot to Dot saying “TG caught his set and we walked away with our brain thoroughly melted”, Classic Rock included him in the Sounds of and Class of 2015 and have called him “blistering” and a “precocious talent”.

He picked up the guitar aged 8 and by the age of 11 he was rocking the clubs in his hometown, Oxford. Already a young road rock warrior with hundreds of shows under his belt including shows at Jazz Café and Alexandra Palace in London as well as the Ace Cafe and Biker rallies across the UK where Harley Davidsons would screech on the stage around him. At 16 he supported US rockers Blackberry Smoke on their ‘Leave A Scar’ UK tour as well as their 2016 ‘Like An Arrow’ tour. The Bloodstock Festival crowd head-banged to Against The Grain in 2014 and at Download 2015 he played to a squeezed to capacity tent. Since then he has been on the road with The Answer, The Cadillac Three, The Graveltones, Wilko Johnson, Joanne Shaw-Taylor and SIMO as well as blistering sets on the 2015 festival circuit at Dot to Dot and Ramblin’ Man.

He recorded the album in LA in 2016 with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Slash, Ice-T, George Clinton and Zakk Wylde.  The album highlights a prodigious young British rock talent completely at one with his guitar, blasting out his first songs with a raw and powerful attitude. He showcases Americana tinged slide rock guitar in tracks such as Against The Grain, Down and Sun’s Gonna Shine whilst flashes of Gary Moore haunt the epic Just One Question and All The Right Moves. Crowd favourite Medicine Man was the first song he ever demo-ed whilst the hints of Rory Gallagher on All The Right Moves is a lightning rocker that’s fast becoming a live favourite. That’s Not Me was inspired by The Faces and No Matter What The Cost is an expressive nod towards the Allman Brothers.

Things have been building momentum and in Cut Against The Grain, Aaron Keylock is set to launch himself on the world full throttle.

PULLED APART BY HORSES Release Video For ‘THE BIG WHAT IF’

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SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘THE BIG WHAT IF’

 

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Having just delivered the first sonic attack since their 2014 album, Blood, with new single ‘The Big What If’, Leeds’s Pulled Apart By Horses reveal a surreal new music video to match.

“For this video we buddied up with close acquaintances and immersed ourselves in the beautifully absurd world of Lord Whitney”, drummer Tommy Davidson reveals. “Pushing ourselves to new physical and mental limits, we took part in an experiment to battle the effects of sleep deprivation. We went to desperate measures to remain conscious, things got weird and we found ourselves trapped somewhere between the stark reality of a bare hospital ward and a harsh, surreal dystopian landscape.”

Watch ‘The Big What If’ on YouTube –

Pulled Apart By Horses tour the UK through March and April of 2017, ahead of which they join Twin Atlantic for three consecutive Glasgow shows this December 2016. ‘The Big What If’ was recorded at McCall Sound in Sheffield with Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Roots Manuva).

“From me and the other boys in the PABH camp I can safely say that we’re all overjoyed to unveil this new beast kicking and screaming into the cosmos,” reveals singer and guitarist Tom Hudson. “It was created on a diet that consisted mainly of garage rock, fuzz & a curiosity of the unknown.”

Pulled Apart By Horses are back and they’re bravely and courageously travelling to new worlds and beyond. Come follow.

A new Pulled Apart By Horses album will follow in 2017. Stay tuned.

Stream and download ‘The Big What If’ now via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play.

December UK Dates w/ Twin Atlantic
13 Glasgow, Barrowlands
14 Glasgow, Barrowlands
15 Glasgow, Barrowlands

Catch the band live at the following dates in 2017.
Tickets available here – pulledapartbyhorses.com/tour/

March
27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2
28 London, Scala
29 Bristol, Thekla
30 Southampton, Talking Heads

April
01 Derby, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
05 Glasgow, King Tuts
06 Manchester, Sound Control
07 Newcastle, Think Tank
08 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Pulled Apart By Horses are:

Tom Hudson: Guitar/Vocals
James Brown: Guitar
Robert Lee: Bass
Tommy David

Enter Shikari Release Live Video of ‘Redshift’ from Ally Pally

Enter Shikari today unveil a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this’ll give yous an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too.

Being such a DIY tour  – programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example – it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.

Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
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Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.

JULY
Tues 5th – Czech Republic – Rock For People
Fri 15th – Romania – Electric Castle
Sat 30th – Russia – Amber Beach
AUGUST
Thur 11th – Latvia – Kubana
Fri 19th – Ukraine – Zaxidfest
Sat 20th – Germany – Rock Am See
Mon 22nd – Austria – And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th – Hungary – Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th – Poland – Czad Festival
SEPTEMBER
Sat 3rd – Italy – Home Festival
Tues 6th – Japan – Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th – Japan – Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th – Japan – Nagoya  (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th – Japan – Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th – Australia – Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th – Australia – Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st – Australia – Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd – Australia – Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th – Australia – Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)

Seafair Release Music Video For “Birdhouse”

Cleveland indie sextet Seafair are now premiering the new music video for their song “Birdhouse” via The Vinyl District. “Birdhouse” comes off of the band’s 2015 release The Querencia. The album can be purchased digitally or physically via Seafair’s website.

Seafair’s lead singer Chayla Hope was just declared the “Best Female Vocalist” of 2016 according to Cleveland Scene.

Seafair will be touring in the U.S. this May and June. A full list of dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
05/05 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop*

05/07 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2*
05/20 – Akron, OH – The Rialto Theatre
06/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield

w/ Jesus On The Mainline

2016.  Seafair’s already been working hard at not letting the winter months go to waste with a co-headlining slot at Brite Winter 2016, headlining trips to Pittsburgh, Akron, with several weekend runs throughout the region upon them and a full East Coast summer tour in August.  In between, Seafair plans on several single & video releases, including “Birdhouse” off of The Querencia, as well as a brand new EP release planned for the fall.  They’ve already spent time at critically-acclaimed producer Jim Wirt’s Crushtone Studios with the red wizard himself Jim Stewart at the helm engineering two new brilliantly catchy tracks for the EP, “Jukebox Soul” and “Parachute,” which the band has been playing with as part their live show since January.

Walking On Air With Supergrass Drummer Danny Goffey

Former Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey performed an ironic cover of ‘Walking in the Air’ on Aled Jones’ Sunday morning show on ITV.

The musician, who has recently released critically acclaimed debut album Take Your Jacket Off & Get Into It with his new band vangoffey, wasinterviewed by Aled Jones on ITV Weekend prior to performing, and Jones hinted: “I’ve been told that it’s a song dear to my heart, so I can’t wait to hear it…”

The band’s version of the song that sound-tracked The Snowman recalls Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, fused with Goffey’s trademark wit – a definitive trait of the man who wrote classic comical Supergrass hits ‘Alright’, ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ and ‘Late in the Day’.

vangoffey’s debut album, which was released in October 2015 on Distiller Records, has been championed by the likes of NME, Q, Uncut, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and Goffey’s mischievous wit on previously released tracks ‘Trials of a Modern Man’, ‘Sucker’ and ‘Race of Life’ continues to charm the nation.

The charismatic multi-instrumentalist currently resides in Somerset with his wife Pearl Lowe (singer of ‘90s post-punk band Powder and mother ofDaisy Lowe), along with their children, who have all starred in vangoffey’s videos. Goffey recently released a brand new video for single, ‘Sucker’ starring Daisy Lowe and her boyfriend Thomas Cohen.

It’s just over 20 years since Supergrass’ breakthrough hit album ‘I Should Coco’ was released, and Goffey has seen it all; from the highs and lows ofBritpop, partying and ‘90s Camden, experiencing Supergrass’ incredibly rapid rise to the top of the charts, to later briefly touring withBabyshambles in their heyday.

Goffey’s new line up with vangoffey consists of Drew McConnell from Babyshambles, Louis Eliot from Rialto, and the son of Florence & the Machine producer and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey – Marley Mackey. vangoffey are set to announce October tour dates very soon.