Great news in that Centro-matic are releasing a new album on 2nd June called 'Take Pride in Your Long Odds'. Rock & roll veterans now with original line up of the band still intact, there must be some self-refection in the title of the LP.
The band's 11th studio album is summed up by singer-guitarist Will Johnson; "If there are entities telling you that you can't do something," that there's no way something is gonna happen for you—take pride in your work and prove them wrong. If it's worth it to you, you shouldn't give it any less of a chance because of what someone else says."
The next best news would be some UK dates in the not too distance future please!
To celebrate the release of their new album ‘Language Of Faint' next week the fabulous Hazey Janes will be heading out on a Scottish tour!
Get your tickets now!
05/06 - GoNorth Festival, Inverness // FREE SHOW
06/06 - The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh // TICKETS
07/06 - Fat Sams (Level Two), Dundee // Dundee TICKETS
13/06 - Broadcast, Glasgow // TICKETS
14/06 - Fyne Ales’ Fyne Fest, Achadunan // TICKETS
20/06 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen // TICKETS
21/06 - The Old Bridge, Aviemore // FREE SHOW
28/06 - The Twa Tams, Perth // FREE SHOW
Let’s hope they find themselves south of the border soon!
Frank Turner's band, Mongol Horde, announced their self-titled debut album which was released yesterday via Xtra Mile Recordings. The London-based trio, who take their name from a song by The Van Pelt - 'We Are the Heathens' have now announced a string of UK tour dates as well:
JUNE (with support from Oxygen Thief & Palehorse)
19 Birmingham The Institute - Library
20 Newcastle Academy 2
21 Leeds Cockpit
22 Bristol Fleece
23 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
25 London Garage
27 Nottingham Rock City Basement
28 Manchester Academy 3
29 Glasgow King Tuts
22-24 Reading/Leeds Festival
I don't think I can recall Cody doing any "headphone masterpiece" shows over here before. So now is the opportunity to capture this critically acclaimed and solid record live. Performed and recorded entirely by Cody at home on a 4 track machine and originally released in 2002, 'The Headphone Masterpiece' has become a real cult classic.
Cody's show is at the Islington Assembly Hall on Wed 23rd July and tickets are HERE
Having blown our socks off at The Great Escape festival, there seems no rest for the guys of ‘Girl Band’. They start a massive tour this Friday;
3.05 – Life Festival, Mullingar (ie)
28.05 - Ubu, Perpignan (fr)
29.05 – Primavera, Barcelona (es)
02.06 – Dog & Parrot, Newcastle
03.06 – The Bell Jar, Sheffield
04.06 – Bloc, Glasgow
05.06 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
06.06 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
07.06 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
09.06 – The Cookie Jar, Leicester
10.06 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
11.06 – The Shacklewell Arms, London
Mercury Rev will be playing Deserter's Songs in its entirety as the Saturday night headliners of this year's Green Man Festival. Also added are Augustines, The Field, Ben UFO, Ought, Joanna Gruesome, The Pooh Sticks, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, H Hawkline, Huw Stephens, Heavenly DJs and Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set).
You can get your tickets for the festival HERE
Having passed this song on to one of the writers at Rock Club Towers, the response was “What a nice track! Beautifully melodic, not my usual bag but it just works. Sung from the heart and that heart has seen life. A hobo-rom com of a song".
The sonic wall of guitars otherwise know as Deathcats debut their long player 'All Hail Deathcats' on 12" vinyl on the 9th of June via Fuzzkill Records
'Shattered' will be Reigning Sound’s first album for Merge and the first full LP by the group since 2009’s Love and Curses.
The band’s principal songwriter/member, Greg Cartwright, has been leading the shifting cast of characters since 2001. This version of the band includes longtime keyboardist Dave Amels, who joined the band seven years ago. Dave proved to be key in putting together the current line-up. of Mike Catanese, Benny Trokan, and Mikey Post
The four flew to Nashville, learned the songs, and recorded them with Greg in a couple of days. They have been touring and playing together ever since, and Shattered which was recorded at Daptone’s Brooklyn studio (engineered by Wayne Douglason) will be out on 14th July 2014.
Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale vocals / guitar and they are on tour with Courtney Barnett now …, which should make for a special night!
Honeyblood on Tumblr.
The bandstand in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow has recently been fully refurbished and Teenage Fanclub have been asked to play there at one of a series of concerts to mark its re-opening and, they have accepted!
Tickets are on sale HERE Let's hope there are more dates soon
A great start to the year, which saw Beans on Toast on his first American headline tour as well as, playing a series of shows with Flogging Molly in the US and then Frank Turner’s UK Arena tour in February, Beans On Toast will be heading back into the UK for 16 dates across the country ending with his biggest headline show to date at Electric Ballroom, Camden.
Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ should be one to be one to add to you gig list today.
Tickets will go on sale Friday 9th May at 9am HERE
20/11 ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree
21/11 GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
22/11 EDINBURGH, Voodoo Room
24/11 NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
25/11 HULL, Fruit
26/11 LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
27/11 MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge
28/11 LIVERPOOL, The Shipping Forecast
29/11 NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
03/12 BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
04/12 CAMBRIDGE, Junction 2
05/12 BRISTOL, The Fleece
06/12 EXETER, The Phoenix
09/12 PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
10/12 BRIGHTON, The Haunt
11/12 LONDON, Electric Ballroom