UK punksters ATTENTION THIEVES are set to open Thorpe Park's newest roller coaster 'SWARM' next week!!!
Being Europe's tallest winged rollercoaster, it throws the rider into a death defying, head first, inverted drop from 127ft....a little like the after affects from one of the guys' live shows!!
"Its not something that we're used to" says singer Alex, "and I doubt we''ll get many opportunities to play a theme park again. Should be a laugh and hopefully we'll get a ride on it......will just have to make sure we don't have to much to drink the night before....haha!"
The Reading based quartet are gearing up to the release of their new EP 'Look A Little Closer' which hits the shops on March 26th. The accompanying video to first single 'You'll Be The First One' is already receiving serious play numbers on KERRANG TV and SCUZZ, as well as the track airing on the RADIO ONE Rock Show and XFM!
Check it out below:
The four school friends have paid their dues in numerous bands over the years, including renowned tech-metal band THE ARUSHA ACCORD.
Produced by John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Enter Shikari) at Outhouse Studios, 'Look A Little Closer' is a massive slab of punk rock, perfectly balancing raw energy with an infectious sense of melody and flow.
Their adrenaline-fuelled live shows and infectious punk rock have made them a must-see on the live circuit.
Check 'em out for yourself....
16th Sunderland, Sumo @ Independent w/ A Tale Of Two Cities
17th Swansea, Koopas w/ A Tale Of Two Cities
18th Cardiff, Koko Gorillaz w/ A Tale Of Two Cities
19th Plymouth, Underground w / A Tale Of Two Cities
20th Bristol, The Croft w/ A Tale Of Two Cities
26th Bromley, TP's w/ Acoda
27th Tunbridge Wells, Forum w/ Acoda
28th Bedford, Esquires w/ Acoda
29th Leicester, Soundhouse w/ Acoda
2nd Andover, The George w/ Acoda
3rd Witney, Fat Lils w/ Acoda
4th Peterborough, Club Rev w/ Acoda
5th Northampton, The Penny Whistle w/ Acoda
20th REDFEST 2012, Surreywww.attentionthieves.co.ukwww.facebook.com/attentionthieveswww.twitter.com/atbanduk
Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS are preparing to kick off a UK tour with BLACK STONE CHERRY this Sunday, March 11th.
The band - who are releasing a special redux edition of their breakthrough album, PRESSURE & TIME, on Monday - will be spending two-and-a-half weeks on the sold out UK trek, before heading on to mainland Europe for a number of headlining shows.
RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY comments:
"I'm chilling in a cafe listening to some new mixes from our upcoming album, figuring out logistics for the Face of Light video, and looking at final artwork for the Pressure & Time redux out on the 12th. But most importantly, I'm freaking out excited about the upcoming Black Stone Cherry tour and seeing all our friends in the UK; one of our favorite countries in the world! See you all soon!"
See RIVAL SONS on tour at the following shows:
RIVAL SONS w/ BLACK STONE CHERRY
Mar. 11 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Mar. 12 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 17 - Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 18 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Mar. 19 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 21 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
Mar. 22 - Aberdeen, UK - Lemontree
Mar. 23 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
Mar. 24 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 26 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 27 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum
Mar. 30 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 02 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Apr. 03 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Apr. 04 - Bergen, Norway - Garage
Apr. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Apr. 07 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
Apr. 08 - Schijndel, Netherlands - Paaspop Festival
Apr. 09 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
Apr. 11 - Paris, France - Fleche D'Or
Due to be released on Monday, March 12th, the PRESSURE & TIME redux edition features a host of extra material, essential for die-hard fans and newcomers alike, including two bonus tracks, "Company Man" and "Life For This Road", plus a bonus DVD featuring these great videos:
* 'Gypsy Heart', 'Pressure and Time' and 'Soul' live from High Voltage festival
* 'Pressure and Time', 'All Over the Road' and 'Get What's Coming' official promo videos
* 'Pressure and Time' live backstage at Werchter festival
* Pressure & Time promo trailer
Pre-order the PRESSURE & TIME redux now in Europe at http://bit.ly/jucwYJ
or in North America at http://bit.ly/mtaFfm
Italian horror rockers SPLATTERS
will release their debut album, "Fear Of The Park"
, on March 30 via Atomic Stuff Records
. The CD was recorded between November and December 2011 at Atomic Stuff Recording Studios
in Isorella, Brescia, Italy. "Fear Of The Park"
2. Killer Clown
3. Welcome To Zombieland
4. Here Come The Monsters
5. Die In A Leather Jacket
7. Why Do They Always Die In This Way?
8. Sinner In Heaven
9. My Lucky 13
11. Dark Way
Drow - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Alex Damned - Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals
Mr. Sprinkler - Bass & Backing Vocals
Paul Destroyer - Drumshttp://www.myspace.com/splatters13https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002359725757&sk=wallhttp://splatters.altervista.org/_splatters_/HTMLSPLATTERS.html
by Ready StanceRelease date
: May 21, 2012Listen
In these days of gimmicky indie art projects, the Ready Stance’s time-honored sound is rare: just four guys in a room knocking out straight-up, folk-based rock, much as it could’ve been done in 1966.
The back story of Cincinnati band the Ready Stance qualifies as rock’n’roll fairy tale. Wes Pence, the creative force of revered early ’90s outfit Middlemarch recalls “I was walking home one night and happened to glance in the open window of a house on my block. Inside were a couple of guitars and on the walls some old show flyers from The Replacements and other bands I loved, which seemed really out of place for the neighbourhood. Then this guy walked out on the porch…”
That guy was lead vocalist and guitarist Chase Johnston - an Ohio native and a veteran of the Athens, Georgia music scene. An animated conversation between the two revealed an uncannily simpatico musical vision and still more shared touchstones: The Hold Steady, Big Star, VU, The Band, R.E.M., the Feelies. After some preliminary sessions, it wasn’t long before talk turned to forming a band. Pence recruited one of his old Middlemarch bandmates, drummer Eric Moreton, and music veteran Randy Cheek (The Libertines U.S, Ass Ponys) on bass and backing vocals and the new quartet started working up Pence’s backlog of tunes. In the guitarist’s basement studio, before even playing out, the four began recordingDamndest
, the Ready Stance’s astonishingly solid debut.
Much like the story of the band’s formation, the yarns in the album’s 11 tracks—all set to sweeping, melody-rich hooks, raw, ringing guitars, and driving rhythms—are rooted in fact and stranger than fiction; literate, image-laden observations with a penchant for classic, bent Midwestern arcana. There’s Steamship Moselle
, the calliope-infused account of an 1838 maritime explosion that ends with an ill-fated minister found clutching a dry Bible; and Marathon
, an amusing local legend concerning a confused fistfight between a speech-impaired gas station attendant and a customer with a similar affliction. More timely themes include Real America
, a chord-crunching, poetic look at divisive politics and pundits who claim to represent the 'real' country.Damndest
is a also a simple story of a guy who had marginal success in music during the early 90s, then spent a couple of decades in the epicenter of US manufacturing (amid globalization and the disappearance of the entire US/Midwest manufacturing sector…) How does a Midwest industrialist cope with globalization and the decline of US manufacturing? By making the great American rock record, that’s how.
Australian hard rock trio TRACER have today unveiled the new video for their breakthrough single “Devil Ride”.
Australian hard rock trio TRACER
have today unveiled the new video for their breakthrough single “Devil Ride”.
The video is released in anticipation of the band’s debut UK headline tour, which kicks off at London’s Islington O2 Academy
on Tuesday 24th April
. Tickets, priced at just £8 regionally and £9 in London, are available now from 0844 478 0898
. Full tour dates are as follows:
Tuesday 24th April Islington O2 Academy, London
Wednesday 25th April The Tunnels, Bristol
Thursday 26th April Manchester Academy 3
Friday 27th April The Duchess, York
Saturday 28th April The Plug, Sheffield
TRACER was recently voted third place in Planet Rock’s “Best New Band”
listeners’ poll. The station has recently playlisted the singlesToo Much
and Devil Ride
, both taken from Tracer’s critically acclaimed debut album Spaces In Between
has captured the excitement and adrenalin rush of rock’n’roll. Tracer's sound embodies the same raw dynamics and edge to that of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath. Classic Rock magazine recently deemed them “New Band of the Month”, while Total Guitar, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay awarded the debut 4 stars. Hailing from Adelaide, the trio embrace a sonic sledgehammer sound steeped in epic guitars, thunderous riffs and raw, uncompromising vocals.
Ringo and the Roundheads
DVD & Blu Ray out March 19th
Ringo & The Roundheads Live
was filmed at this historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois.
This one-night-only event presents Ringo Starr
performing five Beatles classics along with his greatest solo hits in a career-spanning set with The Roundheads
. Captured in high-definition this DVD truly represents the former Beatle’s energy and ability to stir a crowd.The DVD features:It Don’t Come Easy, Octopus’s Garden, Choose Love, I Wanna Be Your Man, Who Can It Be Now? (with special guest Colin Hay), Don’t Pass Me By, I’m The Greatest, Give Me Back The Beat, Memphis In Your Mind, Photograph, Back Off Boogaloo, Yellow Submarine, Act Naturally, With A Little Help From My Friends
It will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on March 19thhttp://www.ringostarr.com/
earMUSIC have announced the new album from Swedish rock supergroup, EUROPE. Set for UK release on Monday 30th April 2012, it's entitled Bag of Bones. The first single, Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, will be released digitally on Friday March 9th.
Bag of Bones is produced by Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock, Shirley has produced albums for the likes of Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey.
Contributing slide guitar to the title track Bag of Bones is blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. "We're honoured that Joe Bonamassawanted to play some slide guitar on our record. We're all big fans of his music", says Europe front man Joey Tempest. Released on CD and vinyl formats, the album features a more straightforward rock approach.
“Why drive a VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?” asks Europe’s guitarist John Norum. “Bag of Bones is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!”
“Bag of Bones” Album Track Listing:
1. Riches To Rags
2. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
4. Bag Of Bones
6. My Woman My Friend
7. Demon Head
8. Drink And A Smile
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11. Bring It All Home
OFFICIAL EUROPE WEBSITE www.europetheband.comOFFICIAL EARMUSIC WEBSITEwww.ear-music.net
The Ultimate Eagles are once again taking their stunning live show around the UK, Holland and Spain.Check it out here and also print off your own Posters/Flyers!