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LOS ANGELES PUNK LEGENDS BAD RELIGION CONFIRMED TO PLAY REBELLION FESTIVAL

2016 saw Rebellion Festival celebrate its 20th year alongside the 40th anniversary of punk with a spectacular sold-out event. Over four days at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, iconic bands from every aspect of punk across the world shared stages with new and emerging talent. And Rebellion 2017 already looks set to be no different.  Returning to Winter Gardens in Blackpool from  the 3rd to the 6th of August, the line-up is already shaping up to be another punk genre defining event.

LA punk legends Bad Religion are now confirmed to return to the festival for the first time in seven years, bringing their addictively melodic, politically-charged, high energy punk rock to the seaside punk event.

“Rebellion is by far the best punk festival on the planet,” enthuses Bad Religion (and Dag Nasty/Minor Threat) guitarist Brian Baker. “I went last year; it was so nice I saw Cock Sparrer twice! And this year you can see Bad Religion and Pennywise and the UK Subs, Sham 69, Skids, Angelic Upstarts and tons more. This is a great festival and i love playing it and I hope to see you all there.”

With every passing day, more bands are being added to the prestigious line-up that already includes such luminaries as mentioned by Brain Baker above who join the likes of The Vapors, Kent duo Slaves, The Skids, DOA, Alternative TV, Neville Staples Band,  Good Riddance, Scream (who once featured Dave Grohl), Toyah, Richie Ramone, Leftover Crack, Ruts DC and many many more.

Day tickets are now available at £60 per day and there is also the opportunity to buy weekend tickets in instalments with a deposit.

More bands, running-order and stage times still to be announced.

Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). More information and tickets are available at:

Website: www.rebellionfestivals.com 

Twitter: @rebellionfest 

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RebellionPunkMuskFestival

 

Slaves Are Back With A Huge Release

Sacramento post-hardcore outfit Slaves are fulfilling their promise to keep moving forward with their brand new single, “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode”.

 Always progressing and embracing change, the band is eager to share their new music with their ever-growing fan base. The new single is a testament to Slaves’ persistence through adversity and willingness to push past any negativity.

The upcoming record, produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, Set It Off), is set to be the band’s most powerful release to date. Jonny adds, “with this album, I feel like I have the chance to be the person I was supposed to be the entire time.” “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode” is just a taste of what’s to come.

A few short months after their 2014 inception, they released their Artery Recordings debut, Through Art We Are All Equals, hitting #4 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts. Reflecting on the complexities of difficult relationships, addiction, and personal redemption, the record features Jonny Craig’s soulful vocals atop rich instrumentalism. After refining their sound and constantly writing on tour, the band released their sophomore album, Routine Breathing, in 2015. The record features guest vocals from Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), and Tilian Pearson (Dance Gavin Dance). Routine Breathing solidified their place in the scene, hitting #7 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts.

Slaves are an unstoppable force that are here to stay. Always moving forward and embracing change, the duo are eager to share their new music with their ever-growing fan base. The upcoming record, produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, Set It Off), is set to be the band’s most powerful release to date. “I’d Rather See Your Stars Explode” is just a taste of what’s to come.

Maria Moss Covers Maria Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ – video

Maria Moss is a singer, songwriter and dancer who lives in London. She mixes pop music with R&B, Dance, Soul and Latin and Spanish and Arab influences.

She is barely 25 years old and has been on the stage for more than a decade, Moss started singing when he was three. From stages in London or Los Angeles to Barcelona, Maria Moss does not leave the audience indifferent wherever she goes. When she was 14, she won the “The English Key” award singing “When You Believe” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston on Cantamania, a TV3 program (Salou edition).

Since 2015, Moss has performed in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. She writes her songs since she was a teenager, but it was not until December 17 when her first official single ‘Light’ came out. Her debut EP ‘Old Times’ will be released on January 21st. ‘Light’ is already available on all digital platforms (Spotify, Amazon, Itunes, Apple Music, Google Play, etc.), physical copies of ‘Old Times’ will be able to purchase through the Maria Moss’ website: www .mariamossofficial.com.

[Featured Image By Curtis Lewis]

Will Kanye West’s Tour Cancellation and Kim Kardashian Robbery Boost Yeezy’s Net Worth in 2016

The world knows by now that Kanye West has been hospitalized and is reportedly suffering from exhaustion. Yeezy had an onstage meltdown in Sacramento last weekend and subsequently canceled the rest of his tour.

All in all, it hasn’t been a great month for West or his wife, Kim Kardashian. She was reportedly robbed of several million dollars worth of diamonds while in Paris. Many people thought that Kanye had finally lost his mind when he launched into an onstage rant against Hillary Clinton, Jay-Z, and Beyonce. It seemed that people’s fears were being realized when West was admitted to hospital for “psychiatric evaluation.”

PULLED APART BY HORSES Release Video For ‘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

Bestival: Tumblers – Photographs

Last weekend saw me at what will be my last music festival of this season.  One of the joys of festivals for me  is wandering around to find the weird and wacky things that are going on and I have to say that Bestival was a joy in this respect.

Sunday was a beautiful day and as I wandered around I came across a band playing New Orleans style Jazz rhythms, I watched fascinated as these two guys performed tumbles and somersaults to the musical background.  I was a mighty entertaining few minutes.  Enjoy the photographs.

Tonefest Dorset: Festival photographs

If you were at Tonefest this weekend you may have spotted me lugging my cameras around.  The chances are I may have caught you on film (well digital) when you didn’t expect it.

Please have a browse, if you spot yourself and want a copy of the photograph just drop me a line through the contact button above.  you are welcome to a free high resolution copy.

My Chemical Romance Back On The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance are without question one of the most important bands of this century. Formed in New Jersey in 2001 My Chemical Romance took the world of rock by the throat and gave it a real shakeup. Whilst they released just four studio albums before they split in 2013 the impact that My Chemical Romance had on rock music cannot be overestimated. Put simply My Chemical Romance put the rock back into an industry dominated by bland, safe and formulaic pop music.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3329773/my-chemical-romance-back-on-the-black-parade-internet-goes-nuts/#JOMr0esGGlGhoz3V.99

Twenty One Pilots Show Why They Are Rocks Hottest Ticket

Trying to categorise Ohio outfit Twenty One Pilots is enough to give even the most hard-bitten music journalist a headache. Twenty One Pilots music spans so many genre’s that they defy being pigeon-holed, so much so that fans have labelled Twenty One Pilots music as “Schizophrenic pop.” Whatever the genre it cannot be denied that their 2015 album Blurryface has propelled Twenty One Pilots into the big time with huge sales and a sold out tour. Twenty One Pilots rising stock also sees them win prominent billing at major international music festivals including this years Reading and Leeds festivals in August.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3324376/twenty-one-pilots-show-why-they-are-rocks-hottest-ticket/#SRlItFexgtKe7SeY.99

Feed The Rhino Are Back After 12-Month Hiatus

One of the UK’s best hardcore band, Feed The Rhino are back following a 12-month absence.  Kent bruisers, FEED THE RHINO have announced 4 intimate comeback shows and a new festival appearance.

SEPTEMBER
20 – Bristol – Exchange
21 – London – Boston Music Rooms
22 – Southampton – Joiners
24 – Manchester – Sound Control
25 – Gloucester – Underground Festival

In November 2015, the band announced they were taking a break and cancelled a support slot tour with Sikth, they issued the following statement :

“For the last six years FTR has encompassed the five of our lives, and we have seen and done things that we never thought possible. But behind the scene, normal life carries on, and we all try and juggle the band with our other commitments in life (families, wives, mortgages, businesses etc). The older we have got, and the more successful the band has grown to be, the harder the juggling act has become.
It has come to light in the last few weeks that for some in the band, committing to any more is an impossible task. We need to take a breath from being FTR, to see through an increasingly large mountain of personal commitments so that we can continue with the band next year.” 

With their last performance being none other than Reading and Leeds Festival’s main stage, it’s safe to say that the boys have some unfinished business to attend to with frontman, Lee Tobin warning fans of the forthcoming chaos.

“Guys, what can we say? It’s been a while! Playing live has always been a huge part of Feed The Rhino and it’s been way too long. In September, we will be hitting the road to reunite with you. Make sure you don’t miss out. Trust us when we say these shows will not disappoint. Body Armour may be required!”

Before the band’s break, they had just unleashed their new track, “Featherweight” along with a ground-breaking 360˙ video. This was their first new offering since 2014’s juggernaut record “The Sorrow and The Sound”. The band are rumoured to be locked away finishing up where the song left off.


Ticket’s for the band’s newly announced shows will be on sale from Friday 8th July through: www.myticket.co.uk.

Feed The Rhino are on the internet here: They are also on Facebook  and Tweet was @feedtherhino