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UK Round-Up 18.12.09
12/18/09 at 11:13 AM by sean-reid
Not much news this week.


Trash Talk had equipment and money stolen after their show in Birmingham earlier this week.

The Swellers, There For Tomorrow, Anarbor and Framing Hanley are rumoured to be playing next year's Give It A Name Introduces UK tour.

A free Me Vs Hero song 'Days That Shape Our Lives' can be found here.

Kyoto Drive have posted a new song 'Notes From Look Out Point’ on MySpace. 'This Is All We Ever Wanted' is released on January 26th.

A BBC Radio Manchester session with Pegasus Bridge can be heard here.

UK-based music website, Alter The Press! have announced a new 4-part series compilation.


26 MAR - Manchester Roadhouse
27 MAR - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 MAR - Glasgow King Tuts
29 MAR - Birmingham O2 Academy 3
30 MAR - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
31 MAR - London Camden Barfly

David Bazan
31 JAN Brighton Freebutt
1 FEB Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers
2 FEB Glasgow Captains Rest
3 FEB London Borderlin

Alesana and A Skylit Drive
13 APR- Leeds Cockpit
14 APR - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
16 APR - London O2 Islington Academy
17 APR - Birmingham O2 Academy 2
18 APR - Manchester Club Academy
19 APR - Glasgow King Tuts
20 APR - Liverpool Marquee
21 APR - Colchester Arts Centre
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12/16/09 at 12:26 PM by sean-reid
“Shows like Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor have actually got people more interested in music again, and are sending more people into record stores. We haven’t seen this kind of uplift in years.”
- Simon Cowell

Shut the fuck up you money-grabbing twat!

Only reason people are going to record stores is because the age groups (little kids and old people) don’t know how to use iTunes etc and they think its the only place they can buy your shit.

I’m sure more credible bands and artists have got “people more interested in music”, rather than the shit you “produce” again and again.
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Sorry for all the blogs today...
12/14/09 at 11:54 AM by sean-reid
but we have another interview:


Just before wrapping up their touring schedule of 2009, Alter The Press sat down with Paul Koehler of Silverstein prior to their headline show at the London Scala.

Paul spoke to ATP about how 2009 was for the band, their recent tour with Billy Talent, new material, touring Japan with Avril Lavigne and more.

Oh and are they done with Victory Records?

Find out more here.


Sorry for the messed up font.
Tags: silverstein,
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Announcement: Alter The Press! 2010 Compilation Series
12/14/09 at 10:38 AM by sean-reid
After releasing 2 well-received compilations in 2009, we are proud to announce we will be releasing 4 seperate compilations throughout 2010 with each compilation being between 15 to 20 tracks.

The first of these compilations known as 'ATP! 2010.01' will be released as a free download on January 4th 2010.

Track Listing:

The Wonder Years - Melrose Diner
Life On Repeat - Southern Girls
This Time Next Year - New Sensation
Tell It To The Marines - My New Best Friend
Pharaohs - Space Is A Waste of Space
Tiger Please - Without Country
So Many Dynamos - New Bones
Bury Your Dead - Hurting Not Helping
These Furrows - Without Manner You Grace Us
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State) - What Safe Mean

Tracks from Luke Leighfield and Cuba Cuba will also be included.

More to be announced soon.

If you are interested in contributing to the compilation, you can e-mail Sean or use our SoundCloud link at the side. Please include an e-mail address when using this method.

Both of our 2009 compilations are still available to download for free:
Download Spring/Summer 2009 Compilation
Download Autumn/Winter 2009 Compilation
Tags: alter the press, compilation, this time next year, bury your dead, tiger please, free,
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Interview: Metro Station
12/14/09 at 09:09 AM by sean-reid
Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso of the synth/pop outfit Metro Station sat down with Alter The Press! whilst in the UK supporting pop superstar Miley Cyrus on a sold out arena tour.

The duo spoke to ATP about the US portion of the Miley Cyrus tour, Blake Healey's depature from the band, signing with Miley's management, new material, a possible Metro Station reality TV show and more.

"ATP: Do you ever miss playing these, still large, arena shows with bands like Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship etc?
Mason: I still want to play those shows. We want to be on tour with those guys.

Trace: After this tour, and we blow up, we'll take those bands on tour with us. It's not like it's out of the question, we just want to play shows with people like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown etc. We are trying to expand, not only be in that one area of music, we want to be in all areas of music like hip-hop, pop, pop/punk etc.


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Alter The Press! December Spotify Playlist
12/13/09 at 09:56 AM by sean-reid
After a few months break, we're bringing back our monthly Spotify playlist. As usual the playlist includes current singles, classic songs and the occasional cover.

Listen to this month's Alter The Press! Spotify Playlist HERE.

Fall Out Boy – Alpha Dog
30 Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens
Tiger Please – Intro
Tiger Please – Strawberry Moon
Youth Group – Forever Young
Death Cab for Cutie – Meet Me On The Equinox
Paramore – Brick By Boring Brick
Frightened Rabbit – Set You Free
Foo Fighters – Band On The Run
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
Fireworks – 2923 Monroe St
Breathe Carolina – Hello Fascination
The Devil Wears Prada – Assistant To The Regional Manager
The Swellers – Fire Away
Brand New – Noro
stellastarr* – My Coco
MeWithoutYou – The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie
Kevin Devine – Holland, 1945
Weezer – (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
We Are The Ocean – Look Alive
The Strokes – Hard To Explain
Thursday – Understanding In A Car Crash
The Almost – Lonely Wheel
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
We The Kings – Check Yes Juliet
New Found Glory – Better Off Dead
Alkaline Trio – Nose Over Tail
Motion City Soundtrack – L.G. FUAD
Fall Out Boy – Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
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12/11/09 at 12:13 PM by sean-reid

Alter The Press! recently caught up with Kristian Hallbert of Crime In Stereo to talk about their new album, touring with Brand New in the US and more.


Jonah Matranga/Kevin Seconds - Split 7"
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - What It Takes To Move Forward
Tags: Crime In Stereo, Jonah Matranga, Kevin Seconds, Empire! Empire! . alter the press,
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UK Round-Up 11.12.09
12/11/09 at 11:58 AM by sean-reid

Iron Maiden and Rammstein will headline the 2010 Sonisphere Festival.
Alice Cooper, Anthrax, The Cult, Iggy & The Stooges, Motley Crue and Slayer have also been announced for the festival, which takes place at Knebworth between July 30th and August 1st.

Lostprophets will be 2 instore signings in January:
19 JAN - HMV Cardiff
20 JAN - HMV Birmingham

Eat Sleep Attack and Tom from They Sink Ships recently recorded a cover of Taking Back Sunday's "Cute Without The E (Cut from the Team)".

Young Guns released a new video for 'Winter Kiss'.

Elissa Franceschi (sister of Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six) will be opening up for Paramore on their Wembley Arena show on December 18th.

Sick Of It All will be supporting AFI on their UK tour in April.

30 Seconds To Mars have added an extra date to their UK tour:
24 FEB - Bournemouth International Centre

Vampire Weekend will be playing a free show in London on February 3rd at the Relentless Garage.


18 JAN - Leeds Cockpit
19 JAN - Glasgow Garage
20 JAN - Manchester Academy 2
21 JAN - Cardiff Solus
22 JAN - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
23 JAN - London Wembley Arena (w/ Brand New and Glassjaw)

Shai Hulud
(Support will come from Endwell and To Kill)
7 MAR- High Wycombe Nags Head
8 MAR - Bristol Croft
9 MAR - Leeds Josephs Well
10 MAR - Manchester Moho
11 MAR - London Purple Turtle

Pennywise/A Wilhelm Scream
11 MAY - O2 Academy Bristol
12 MAY - O2 Academy Leeds
13 MAY - O2 Academy Newcastle
14 MAY - O2 ABC Glasgow
15 MAY - O2 Academy Birmingham
16 MAY - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London

Story of the Year
1 FEB - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
4 FEB - London Garage
8 FEB - Leeds Cockpit
10 FEB - Norwich Waterfront

Dropkick Murphys
12 APR - Glasgow Barrowlands
13 APR - Newcastle O2 Academy
14 APR - Leeds O2 Academy
15 APR - Manchester Academy
16 APR - Birmingham O2 Academy
17 APR - Nottingham Rock City
18 APR - London Brixton O2 Academy

So Many Dynamos
18 FEB - Glasgow Captain's Rest
19 FEB - Middlesborough Uncle Albert's
20 FEB - Nottingham Stealth vs Rescue
21 FEB - Leicester The Firebug
22 FEB - Birmingham The Flapper
23 FEB - London Buffalo Bar
25 FEB - Brighton Jam
26 FEB - Oxford Bullingdon
27 FEB - Southampton Unit

Biffy Clyro
29 APR - Perth Concert Hall
30 APR - Sheffield O2 Academy
1 MAY - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
2 MAY - Leicester De Montfort Hall
4 MAY - Portsmouth Guildhall
5 MAY - Bristol Colston Hall
6 MAY - London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Kyoto Drive
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Interviews: Escape The Fate/We Are The Ocean
12/07/09 at 12:53 PM by sean-reid
Keep it short, keep it simple.

New Interviews:

Escape The Fate
We Are The Ocean
Tags: escape the fate, we are the ocean,
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12/07/09 at 12:48 PM by sean-reid

Part 2 of my 3 part series on my 30 favourite albums of the decade is now up on Alter The Press!
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UK Round-Up
12/03/09 at 02:31 PM by sean-reid
This is a list of the news I'm submitting for this week's UK Round-Up


Pandy Cane Clothing have released a free compilation featuring tracks from Luke Leighfield, Bayonets, Francesqa, Eat Sleep Attack, A Word Like Attack, Burn The Fleet, Pharaohs, Towers and more.

Manchester band Smudge have split-up.

Wilson Fisk are giving away their 'Bear Cup EP' for free.

Blakfish have released the video for 'Missing You (The True Meaning Of Christmas').

Hassle Records (Four Year Strong, A Skylit Drive and more) are having a sale.


A Day To Remember have added an extra date to their UK tour. They will play Portsmouth Pyramid Centre on March 15th.

Outcry Collective and The Computers have announced a UK tour.
15 Mar – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit
16 Mar – EXETER, The Cavern
17 Mar – BRISTOL, The Croft
18 Mar – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City (Club Night)
19 Mar – MIDDLESBOROUGH, Uncle Alberts
20 Mar – GLASGOW, King Tuts
21 Mar – MANCHESTER, Roadhouse
23 Mar – SHEFFIELD, The Corporation
24 Mar – BIRMINGHAM, The Rainbow
25 Mar – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
26 Mar – CAMBRIDGE, The Portland (TBC)
27 Mar – NORTHAMPTON, Roadmember – Small Room
28 Mar – COLCHESTER, Arts centre
29 Mar – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
30 Mar – BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms
31 Mar – LONDON, Borderline

Kids In Glass Houses will support Lostprophets on their UK tour.

Millionaires will play Voodoo (under 18s) club night at the Glasgow Cathouse on December 12th.

Pendulum have announced a UK tour
20 May - Edinburgh Corn Exchange
21 May - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
22 May - Doncaster Dome
24 May - Swindon Oasis Centre
25 May - Brighton Centre
26 May - Birmingham O2 Academy
28 May - London Wembley Arena
29 May - Cardiff International Arena
30 May - Plymouth Pavilions

Grammatics are on a UK tour.

Breathe Carolina, Me vs Hero and Lights and Sounds tour the UK in January
18 Jan - Portsmouth Drift In The City
19 Jan - Leeds Cockpit
20 Jan - Birmingham O2 Academy 3
21 Jan - London O2 Bar Academy
22 Jan - Manchester Roadhouse
23 Jan - Glasgow Cathouse - Voodoo Club Night
24 Jan - Stoke Sugarmill
26 Jan - Cardiff Barfly

Glassjaw tour the UK in January
22 Jan - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
23 Jan - London Wembley Arena (w/ Brand New)
24 Jan - Manchester Academy
25 Jan - Nottingham Rock City
26 Jan - Glasgow QMU

The Strokes and Jay-Z will headline the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place between June 11th and 13th. Blondie will also play along with Pink, Orbital and Squeeze.

Fightstar and All Forgotten will head out on UK tour in February.
8 Feb - Millenium Theatre - Cardiff
9 Feb - Concorde 2 - Brighton
10 Feb - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton
12 Feb - Corporation - Sheffield
13 Feb - Studio 24 - Edinburgh
14 Feb - Academy 2 - Liverpool
16 Feb - Waterfront - Norwich
17 Feb - Heaven - London

Underoath UK tour
11 Mar- London Koko
12 Mar - Manchester Academy 2
13 Mar - Leeds Met University
14 Mar - Glasgow ABC
15 Mar - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Rolo TomassiUK tour:
17 Jan - The Chamleon, Nottingham (18+)
18 Jan - The Deaf Institute, Manchester (14+)
19 Jan - Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow (18+)
20 Jan - The Flapper, Birmingham (14+)
27 Jan - Camden Barfly, London (14+)
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DOWNLOAD THIS: Pandy Cane Clothing - Winter Compilation ‘09
12/01/09 at 04:18 PM by sean-reid

Pandy Cane Clothing have released a free compilation featuring tracks from Luke Leighfield, Bayonets, Francesqa, Eat Sleep Attack, A Word Like Attack, Burn The Fleet, Pharaohs, Towers and more.
Download Pandy Cane - Winter Compilation ‘09 here.

(Download digital booklet)

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11/29/09 at 01:42 PM by sean-reid
So Susan Boyle has the biggest selling debut album of all time. Unsurprisingly its full of covers. I'm fed up and to an extent ashamed that the face of British music is again and again karaoke singers who get lucky by winning some TV show. While there are talented bands, who might not want the mainstream commercial success, but they still go hardly unnoticed and more importantly they provide their own original material.

Support independent music.
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Interviews: Moneen, Person L and Local Natives
11/29/09 at 06:14 AM by sean-reid
I'll keep this one short.


Person L
Local Natives
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Max Bemis and Tegan & Sara Interviews
11/23/09 at 05:10 PM by sean-reid

Jon (the other AlterThePress! co-editor) is in the States at the moment and he was luky enough to sit down with Max Bemis of Say Anything. Max spoke to ATP! about the success of the new album, the change to RCA, his new side-project 'Perma', the future of Two Tongues, when the album will see a UK release, the Max Bemis Song shop and more.


Before heading Stateside Jon sat down with Tegan and Sara.

The duo spoke to ATP! about being back in the UK, the new album 'Sainthood,' and translating it into a live setting, collaborating together for the first time in their career, Tegan and Sara online programming, re-releasing older material and more.

Tags: alter the press, max bemis, tegan and sara
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