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How Bleed American "Saved" My Life
10/17/11 at 01:29 PM by sean-reid
Taken from personal Tumblr.

NOTE: Apologies if the following doesn’t make a lot of sense. It’s just something I just reeled off. I hope you like my story.

I remember hearing A Praise Chorus on a free CD I got with Kerrang about 10 years ago. After hearing that, Bleed American (or Salt Sweat Sugar - depends if you want to use pre- or post-9/11 titles) and The Middle, I knew Bleed American would be a special album. However the problem with living in a town without a HMV/Virgin/whatever, was that it was hard to find albums like Bleed American, and being 13/14 you can’t afford to mail order it. Long story short, once The Middle gained a bit of attention I finally managed to get hold of the album.

I remember my skateboard mates weren’t too impressed with me buying it. This was at a time when “Nu-Metal” was all the rage, and well Jimmy Eat World and Nu-Metal just doesn’t fit.

Anyway I remember going home and having that CD on repeat. At that point in my life I wasn’t in a good place. I had horrible problems at school, and as stupid as it sounds but I often cite Bleed American as being one of, if not THE album that “saved” my life.

I occasional think people are being over-dramatic when a band or album or song saved their life, but in reality, it’s true. Music can help you. Since I was little, I’ve had music in my life. Not in the degree of performing, but there for my needs. It’s always been a reliable entity or even a friend. As stupid as this may sound, but there are times when I think music is my best friend.

Going back to Bleed American, it opened my eyes and ears to a new world of music, and personally it helped me. It’s hard to put into words how it did, it just did.

If you’ve never listened to Bleed American, I strongly, strongly advise you do. You can even listen to it on good old Spotify.
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UK Round-Up 15.10.11
10/12/11 at 11:55 AM by sean-reid
NEWS

The Bronx have announced a special Christmas show at The Rhythm Factory in London on December 17th. Support comes from November Coming Fire, The James Cleaver Quintet and Crossbreaker.

The Bled have announced they will pay one last visit to UK in February. The band will play a four-night stay at London’s Purple Turtle from February 16th to 19th.

You Me At Six have announced they will play a free show in London on November 28th. The show will take place at Concrete and is part of Q Magazine’s Q Music Club.

Exit Teb's new video for Suggest A Path can be viewed here.

Deaf Havana have posted their new video for I’m A Bore, Mostly.

Frank Turner has announced a new rarities compilation called Second Three Years, which will be made up of b-sides, live and session tracks, covers and lost songs from the past three years. Second Three Years will be released on November 21st.

Alkaline Trio have announced an intimate London show at the Camden Barfly on November 5th.

Futures are giving away a new song entitled Islands In The Sea here.

Funeral For A Friend are streaming a new single called High Castles here.

TOURS

Frank Turner
April
14th Wembley Arena, London

MxPx All Stars and Our Time Down Here
April
23rd Bristol Croft
24th Newcastle Trillians
25th Exeter Cavern
26h London Macbeth

Four Year Strong (with This Time Next Year, A Loss For Words and Don Broco)
January
25th - Brighton Concorde 2
26th - Birmingham The Library at HMV Institute
28th - Glasgow Garage
29th - Manchester Academy 2
31st - Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
February
1st - London Koko

Brigade
November
06 - Brighton The Hydrant
07 - Bristol The Croft
08 - Cardiff Buffalo Bar
09 - Southampton Joiners
11 - Manchester Night & Day
12 - Leeds Cockpit
13 - Glasgow Stereo
14 - Sunderland The Borough
16 - London Barfly
17 - Leicester Firebug
18 - Cambridge Man On The Moon
19 - Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
20 - Norwich B2

Vessels
October
17 - Leeds The Wardrobe
November
05 - Bolton The Dog & Partridge
06 - Manchester Night & Day
07 - London The Borderline
09 - Bristol The Louisiana
10 - Chippenham The Old Road Tavern
11 - Liverpool Liverpool Music Week
12 - Leeds Constellations Festival
13 - Glasgow Captain's Rest
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UK Round-Up (24/9/11)
09/24/11 at 07:01 AM by sean-reid
NEWS

Big Scary Monsters Records have released a free six-track sampler.

01. Algiers - Four Priests
02. Kevin Devine - Off-Screen
03. Hymns - A Punch To The Temple
04. Dad Rocks! - Weapons
05. DZ Deathrays - The Mess Up
06. Rosa Valle - Mathemagician

Rock Sound have collaborated with Sitcom Soldiers and Longwave Studios to produce several session videos, including Funeral For A Friend, Flood of Red and The Crave.

Deaf Havana have announced their new album will be called 'Fools and Worthless Liars' on November 7th through Wolf At Your Door.

1. The Past Six Years
2. Youth In Retrospect
3. I Will Try
4. Little White Lies
5. Anemophobia
6. I'm A Bore, Mostly
7. Hunstanton Pier
8. Filthy Rotten Scoundrel
9. Things Change, Friends Leave And Life Doesn't Stop For Anybody
10. Leeches
11. The World Or Nothing
12. Nelson's County
13. Fifty Four

The Blackout's new video for You're Not Alone can be viewed here.

The video for Don't Like People by Spycatcher can be viewed here.

TOURS

I Am The Avalanche (with Hostage Calm and Apologies, I Have None)
December
02 - Birmingham Hmv Institute
03 - Milton Keynes Crafurd Arms
04 - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
06 - Leeds Cockpit 2
09 - Liverpool Masque
10 - Glasgow Classic Grand
11 - Manchester Moho Live
13 - Kingston The Peel
14 - London Barfly

Exit Ten (with Fei Comodo (all dates) + Never Means Maybe )
November
01 Southampton - Joiners
03 Brighton - Hydrant
04 Bedford - Esquires
07 Exeter - Cavern
08 Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
09 Guildford - Boileroom
10 Nottingham - Rock City
11 Stoke - Sugarmill
12 Peterborough - Club Revolution
14 Birmingham - Temple **
15 Liverpool - The Masque
16 Manchester - Moho Live
17 High Wycombe - Bucks Uni
18 Hastings - Brass Key
21 Norwich - Waterfront
22 Leeds - Cockpit
23 Newcastle - Trillians
24 Aberdeen - Tunnels
26 Dundee *- Generator Live
27 Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
28 Sheffield - Corporation
29 York - Fibbers (no Never Means Maybe)
December
5 London - Barfly

Panic! At The Disco
January
25 - Newcastle Academy
26 - Leeds Academy
27 - Manchester Apollo
28 - Glasgow Barrlowlands
29 - Birmingham Academy
31 - Bristol Academy
February
01 - Southampton Guildhall
02 - London Brixton Academy

Lower Than Atlantis
January
20 - Southampton Joiners
21 - Cardiff Cf10
22 - Birmingham Academy Iii
23 - Newcastle Academy Ii
24 - Glasgow King Tut's
25 - Manchester Roadhouse
26 - Nottingham Rock City
27 - London Garage
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UK Round-Up 16/9/11
09/16/11 at 01:30 PM by sean-reid
News
Gallows have announced they have finished working on their forthcoming new EP.

The UK release of The Dangerous Summer's latest album, War Paint will take place on November 21st via Hopeless.

Three Trapped Tigers' new video for Reset can be viewed here.

The forthcoming split EP from Run, Walk and New York's SIRS is available to pre-order through Holy Roar. Run, Walk's new video for 'Straight Lines' can be viewed here.

Lifelines have posted a new song called 'Two Years In Two Weeks'

Algiers have signed to Big Scary Monsters Records. A new EP called ''Four Priests' will be released next month and the title track can be streamed here.

A free song from Jumping Ships, Talisman can be found here.

A free download of No One's Safe In Soho' by Ocasan can be found here.

Scroobius Pip's released the new video for Let 'em Come.

TOURS

All Time Low (with The Maine and We Are The In Crowd)
January
13th - Glasgow O2 Academy
14th - Glasgow O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
15th - Liverpool Guild of Students
16th - Preston 53 Degrees
18th - Newcastle O2 Academy
19th - Leeds O2 Academy
21st - Manchester O2 Apollo
23rd - Sheffield O2 Academy
24th - Nottingham Rock City
26th - Cambridge Corn Exchange
27th - Birmingham O2 Academy
28th - Birmingham O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
29th - Cardiff Uni Great Hall
30th - Bristol O2 Academy
February
1st - Yeovil Westland Leisure Complex
2nd - Southampton Guildhall
3rd - London Hammersmith HMV Apollo
4th - London Brixton O2 Academy (just added)

Puddle Of Mudd & Soil (with Verses)
October
14th London, Electric Ballroom
15th Conventry, Kasbah
16th Wrexham, Central Station
19th Middlesbrough, Empire
21st York, Fibbers
22nd Peterborough, Club Revolution
23rd Manchester, Moho Live
25th Sheffield, Corporation
26th Cardiff, The Coal Exchange
27th Norwich, Waterfront
28th Southampton, Talking Heads

Fozzyl (with Verses)
November
2nd READING – Sub 89
3rd SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads
4th CARDIFF – CF10
5th COVENTRY – Kasbah
6th LEEDS – The Well
7th NOTTINGHAM – Rock City Basement
8th GLASGOW – Cathouse
9th YORK – Fibbers
10th WREXHAM – Central Station
11th PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit
12th HIGH WYCOMBE – WAMA
13th BRIGHTON – Concorde 2

Ocasan
September
19 - Northampton Roadmender
20 - London Halfmoon
23 - Luton Hat Factory
October
10 - London Dingwalls
November
15 - London The Bedford
19 - London Garage - London
25 - Jersey Round Table
December
18 - Northampton Roadmender

Tubelord
September
16 Leicester - Firebug
17 Leeds - Brudenell (Dirty Otter)
18 Glasgow - Captai's Rest
19 Dundee - Dexter's
20 Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete?s
21 Birmingham - The Rainbow
22 Bristol - The Croft
23 Norwich - Knowhere
October
13 Kingston - The Works
14 Sheffield - The Bowery
15 Nottingham - Chameleon Arts Cafe
16 Leeds - Brudenell (Brainwash)
16 Middlesborough - Uncle Albert?s
17 London - Upstairs At The Garage
18 Plymouth - The White Rabbit
19 Falmouth - Watersports Centre
20 Cardiff - Clwb Lfor Bach (Bsm Stage @ Swn)
21 Brighton - The Haunt

Three Trapped Tigers
September
18 Bristol @ The Fleece
19 Sheffield @ The Harley
20 Nottingham @ Spanky Van Dykes
21 Glasgow @ The Captains Rest
22 Liverpool @ The Shipping Forecast
October
22 Cardiff @ SWN FESTIVAL
26 London @ The Garage
09 Liverpool Music Week @ Mojo
November
11 Wrexham @ Grand Central
12 Leeds @ Constellation
13 York @ Stereo

Brand New
February
8th - Bristol O2 Academy
9th - Manchester Academy
10th - Southampton Guildhall
11th - London Camden Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
12th - London Camden Roundhouse (JUST ADDED)
14th - Glasgow O2 Academy
15th - Birmingham O2 Academy
16th - Newcastle O2 Academy
17th - Cardiff University Great Hall

The Swellers
November
29th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
30th - Leeds Cockpit
December
1st - Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
2nd - Newcastle O2 Academy 2
3rd - Sheffield Corporation
4th - Manchester Academy 3
5th - Birmingham O2 Academy 3
6th - Cardiff Club Ifor Bach
7th - London Borderline
17th - Kingston Peel

Mariachi El Bronx and Tim Kasher
November
18 Dublin - The Workman's Club
19 Belfast - The Stiff Kitten
20 Edinburgh - Liquid Room
21 Newcastle - The Cluny
22 Nottingham - Bodega
23 Manchester - Sound Control
24 Leeds - Cockpit 2
25 Sheffield - Leadmill
26 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
27 Cardiff - The Globe
29 Brighton - Concorde 2
December
17 London - King's College
18 Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
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"Just Another Alternative Music Webzine"
09/11/11 at 04:45 PM by sean-reid
Over the past few days I’ve been thinking of starting a small music website/webzine. I’ll admit if it was worth bothering with, so I thought I’d give it a shot and make something temporary to see how it goes for a few weeks/months.

If it goes well, it may grow and become something else, but who knows.

Nevertheless do me a favour and follow Play Crack The Sky Music*.

*The name will more than likely be temporary.
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UK Round-Up (Extra bits)
09/11/11 at 01:25 PM by sean-reid
NEWS

Struggletown Records will be releasing the new double A-Side single from Yeah Detroit on September 25th.

Hang Tight Records are currently having a 50% sale. Just enter HANGTIGHTSALE in the checkout.

Loose Cannons will be taking a break as a result of their vocalist suffereing a relapse from leukaemia.
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UK Round-Up (9/9/10)
09/09/11 at 01:29 PM by sean-reid
NEWS

Bury Tomorrow's new video for 'Lionheart' can be viewed here.

Tiger Please have posted a studio update video.

The new single from Enter Shikari,'Snakepit' will be released on September 20th.

Scholars have posted a demo called 'Sharp Shots'.

The video for 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes' by Ocasan can be viewed here.

Me vs Hero's new video for 'What Seems To Be The Officer Problem' can be viewed here.

You can download a Twin Atlantic b-side 'Cherry Slut' for free over at facebook.com/RedBullRecords.

Against Me! have signed to Xtra Mile in the UK to release their recent 'White Crosses' double album reissue on October 31st.

It will be released on 3xLP vinyl and 2xCD, with both presented in tri-fold packaging, including a 32-page lyric and art booklet. It will also be available as a digital bundle.

Promise of Redemption (Shane Henderson of Valencia fame) plays a one off and first UK show at The Purple Turtle in Camden on Saturday 24th September. Support comes from Rob Lynch, Jimmy Holland and more TBC.

Kevin Devine will his new album, 'Between The Concrete And Clouds', in the UK via Big Scary Monsters on October 17th.

Ute have announced they are splitting up.

Disconnect Disconnect Records will be releasing the new album from MUTE on September 16th. Pre-Orders can be made here, whilst a track entitled 'Bates Motel' is streaming on Soundcloud.

The new EP from Canada's This Is A Standoff is available in the UK through Disconnect Disconnect Records

TOURS

Twin Atlantic
November
28 - Cardiff CF10
29 - London Islington Academy
30 - Brighton Haunt

December
02 - Birmingham Academy 2
03 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
04 - Manchester Club Academy
06 - Wrexham Central Station
07 - Leeds Cockpit
09 - Edinburgh Picturehouse
10 - Glasgow Academy
11 - Aberdeen Forum
12 - Dundee Fat Sam's

Japanese Voyeurs
October
18 - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
19 - Birmingham Rainbow
21 - Southampton The Joiners
24 - Bristol The Croft
26 - Liverpool The Shipping Forecast
27 - Manchester Roadhouse
31 - Nottingham The Bodega
November
01 - Glasgow Captains Rest
02 - Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's
05 - York The Duchess (Basement)
06 - Hull The Lamp
08 - Leeds The Cockpit
09 - London Barfly


The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Hawthorne Heights
December
2nd - High Wycombe Wama
3rd - Cardiff CF10
4th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
5th - Birmingham HMV Institute
7th - Basingstoke The Academy 3
8th - Aberdeen Tunnels
9th - Glasgow G2
10th - Middlesborough The Empire
12th - Sheffield Corporation
13th - Plymouth White Rabbit
14th - Bristol Thekla
15th - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
17th - Brighton The Haunt
18th - London Scala

A Day To Remember with August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside and Living With Lions
November
14th - Leeds O2 Academy (new date)
15th - Manchester Academy
17th - Nottingham Rock City
18th - London HMV Forum
19th - London HMV Forum

Smashing Pumpkins
November
11 - Manchester O2 Apollo
13 - Glasgow O2 Academy
14 - Newcastle O2 Academy
15 - London O2 Academy Brixton
16 - London O2 Academy Brixton
18 - Sheffield O2 Academy
19 - Birmingham O2 Academy

All Time Low with The Maine and We Are The In Crowd.
January
13th - Glasgow O2 Academy
14th - Glasgow O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
15th - Liverpool Guild of Students
16th - Preston 53 Degrees
18th - Newcastle O2 Academy
19th - Leeds O2 Academy
21st - Manchester O2 Apollo
23rd - Sheffield O2 Academy
24th - Nottingham Rock City
26th - Cambridge Corn Exchange
27th - Birmingham O2 Academy (just added)
28th - Birmingham O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
29th - Cardiff Uni Great Hall
30th - Bristol O2 Academy

February
1st - Yeovil Westland Leisure Complex
2nd - Southampton Guildhall
3rd - London Hammersmith HMV Apollo

Moro Fury with Maybeshewill and Lite
October
13 - Aberdeen Café Drummonds
14 - Glasgow Stereo
15 - Leeds Brainwash Festival
16 - Cardiff Undertone
17 - Plymouth White Rabbit
18 - Portsmouth Edge Of The Wedge
19 - Manchester Moho Live
20 - Sowerby Bridge Puzzle Hall
21 - Liverpool Shipping Forecast
24 - London Borderline
25 - Brighton Pav Tav
26 - Southampton Pop
30 - Kingston Fighting Cocks
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Live Review: Leeds Festival 2011
09/04/11 at 12:08 PM by sean-reid
Last weekend I went to Leeds Festival.
Head over to UnderTheGunReview.net to read my thoughts on it all.
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Recommended: Late In The Play Offs - Everything I Know
08/30/11 at 01:25 PM by sean-reid
Late In The Playoffs released their debut EP and you can download it from Bandcamp for $1.

I’ve been spinning it on and off for a few weeks; along with The Horrible Crowes’ record.

It’s a neat and pleasing EP that exceeds the potential their “You Won’t” demo showed a few months. If you’re a fan of bands like Mae, Motion City Soundtrack, and Jimmy Eat World, I strongly recommend giving this a spin.

http://lateintheplayoffs.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/lateintheplayoffs
http://lateintheplayoffs.tumblr.com/
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Feature: Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 Preview - 25 Must See Bands
08/22/11 at 01:11 PM by sean-reid
If anyone is interested, I wrote a Reading and Leeds Festival Preview for UnderTheGunReview.net.
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UK Round-Up (21/8/11)
08/17/11 at 02:14 PM by sean-reid
Reviews
Hevy Festival (Port Lympne, Kent, UK)

NEWS

Luke Leighfield & Jose Vanders posted a cover of Bon Iver's Blindsided. The track will be available as a free download from September 5th, and a split EP featuring covers of each other's songs, will be released on September 19th.

Engineer Records have announced details of a Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami benefit compilation.The album features The Gaslight Anthem, Funeral For A Friend, Moneen, Fightstar, and many more and is released on September 11th. Head over to Bandcamp to stream the compilation.

Templeton Pek have posted their video for Break the Habit.

Nero's latest single, Promises entered the UK singles chart at No. 1. Their new album, 'Welcome Reality' is expected to their debut at number 1 this weekend.

Witch Cult will release their self-titled debut record through Holy Roar on October 31st. A November UK tour is expected.

Taking Back Sunday will be playing an acoustic instore show at Banquet Records.

Next Stop Atlanta will be playing a hometown mini-album fundraiser show in Preston on September 13th. They will be recording the release with Dan Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis/We Are The Ocean/Don Broco) later this year.

TOURS

Sonic Boom Six
October
13 - Derby, The Vic Inn
14 - Leicester, The Soundhouse
15 - Manchester, Moho Live
16 - Sunderland, Cosa Nostra
18 - Glasgow, King Tuts
19 - Carlisle, The Brickyard
20 - Wrexham, Central Station
21 - Huddersfield, The Parish
22 - Harlow, The Square
23 - Preston, 53 Degrees
26 - Winchester, The Railway Inn
27 - Folkestone, The Quarterhouse
28 - Bristol, The Croft
29 - Exeter, The Cavern
30 - London, The Underworld
31 - Guildford, The Boileroom
November
1 - York, The Duchess
3 - Sheffield, The Corporation

Blitz Kids
October
5th York - The Duchess
6th Leeds - Cockpit 3
7th Middlesbrough - Liberties (16+)
12th Liverpool - The Masque
13th Selby - The Riverside
14th Notts - Rock City Basement
16th Stoke-On-Trent - Underground
18th Wolves - The Slade Rooms
20th Bristol - The Croft
25th Southampton - Joiners
26th Reading - Face Bar
27th Guilford - Boiler Room

Johnny Get The Gun
October
21st Manchester Roadhouse
22nd O2 Academy Birmingham 3
27th O2 Academy Oxford 2
28th O2 Academy Islington 2
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Changes
08/15/11 at 01:57 PM by sean-reid
If you're a regular reader of this blog; which you're probably not, then you may know a few weeks back I departed a website called AlterThePress.com. Like I said at the time of the departure, I was thankful for the opportunity I was given on the site and wish it all the best for the future.

When I announced I was leaving ATP! (there was no mention of my departure on the site/Twitter/Facebook). I had a few people ask me what I was going to do next. Some asked if I was going to do a new site but I'm liking the new found free time I have. Some asked if I was going to continue writing, and thankfully I am.

I'm now contributing to three websites/publications; Stencil Magazine, UnderTheGunReview.net and RockLouder.co.uk. My contributions are going steady and isn't as demanding as my previous role.

In addition, after a short hiatus I'm back contributing to the weekly UK Music Round-Up again.

So there you have it, a few personal changes but I'm content and looking at moving forward.

Please feel free to follow/tweet @SeanReid86 and @SReidPortfolio.

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UK Round-Up (13/8/11)
08/12/11 at 04:04 PM by sean-reid
NEWS

The Sony and PIAS Distribution warehouse is Enfield, London was burnt down on late Monday evening. The fire affected labels such as Xtra Mile, Hassle, Full Time Hobby, Domino, Beggars Group, Side One Dummy, Smalltown America, Ambush Reality and many more. PIAS and AIM (The Association Of Independent Musicians) will be setting up a donation fund to help the labels affected from the fire. Label Love have also set up their own donation service.

The new album from Kids In Glass Houses titled "In Gold Blood is streaming here.

Francesqa have posted two new songs, "October" and "Move Your Hands" here.

The video for "Is Bad-Ass One Or Two Words" by Forever Wednesday can be seen here.

The James Cleaver Quintet covered Feeder's "Buck Rogers" for a Lucozade Energy drink commercial.

Canterbury's posted their new video for "More Than Know".

You Me At Six's new single, Loverboy can be heard here.

Tall Ships start recording their debut album next week.

Bring Me The Horizon have posted the making of video for "Visions".

Hymns will be releasing their debut album in October through Big Scary Monsters/Function Records. The release will be a double CD.

Don Broco have posted the video for their new single titled "We're On Holiday" here.

MakethisRelate will release a new single titled "Sugar Glass" on August 22nd.

Jumping Ships' new video for Talisman can be viewed here.

Charlie Simpson's debut full-length, Young Pilgrim is currently streaming here.

Pegasus Bridge have posted their final double A-Sde single. Boa can be streamed on Soundcloud. The video for "Hearstrings" can be viewed here.

The video for "Make A Beast Of Myself" by Twin Atlantic is now online.

Years have released a free EP called "All We Have Is Now" on Bandcamp.

Jody Has A Hitlist's new video for "Through It All" can be viewed here.

ACODA, Page 44 and Hill Valley High are through to the final of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam.

We Still Dream will be touring the UK in November. More information will be announced soon.

TOURS

Every Time I Die with Spycatcher & Defeater (added this week)
November
30 - London Electric Ballroom
December
01 - Brighton Concorde 2
02 - Stoke Sugarmill
03 - Birmingham O2 Academy 2
04 - Norwich Waterfront
05 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
06 - Manchester Club Academy
07 - Glasgow King Tuts
08 - Leeds Cockpit
09 - Sheffield Corporation
10 - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
11 - Cardiff University Great Hall 2
12 - Oxford O2 Academy 2

Explosions In The Sky
JANUARY
22 Queens University, Belfast
23 O2 Academy, Glasgow
24 O2 Academy, Leeds
25 The Sage, Gateshead
27 O2 Academy Brixton, London

Gallows
December
13th December London. XOYO

Ash
October
20th Birmingham, HMV Institute (performing Free All Angels & Hits)
21st Bristol, 02 Academy
23rd Manchester, HMV Ritz (performing Free All Angels & Hits)
25th London, HMV Forum (performing Free All Angels & Hits)

Turbowolf, Hawk Eyes & The James Cleaver Quintet
08 BRISTOL The Croft
09 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
10 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
11 SOUTHEND Chinneys
12 NOTTINGHAM Basement
14 BIRMINGHAM VUDU
15 LEEDS Cockpit
16 GLASGOW King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
17 MANCHESTER Alter Ego
18 SHEFFIELD Corporation
19 ALDERSHOT Westend Centre
20 BOURNEMOUTH iBar

A Day To Remember with August Burns Red, A Ghost Inside and Living With Lions
November
15 - Manchester Academy
17 - Nottingham Rock City
18 - London Forum (Sold Out)
19 - London Forum (New Date Added)

Manchester Orchestra with The Xcerts
OCTOBER
2nd BRISTOL, O2 Academy
3rd GLASGOW, Oran Mor
4th BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute Library
5th MANCHESTER, Academy 2
7th LONDON, Koko

Alkaline Trio
NOVEMBER
06 - EXETER Lemon Grove
07 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramid
08 - MANCHESTER Academy 2
09 - SHEFFIELD Leadmill
10 - CARDIFF University Solus
12 - COVENTRY Kasabah
13 - LEEDS Met University
14 - NORWICH Waterfront
15 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
17 - EDINBURGH Picturehouse
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UK Music Round-Up (6/8/11)
08/01/11 at 12:00 PM by sean-reid
FESTIVAL NEWS

Odd Future have pulled out of their appearance at Leeds Festival. The group will still play Reading Festival.

This weekend’s Ignition Festival in Newcastle was cancelled by its venue, Newcastle Racecourse.

NEWS

Rosa Valle will release a new EP titled "Holy Bermuda" on August 22nd via Big Scary Monsters/Holy Roar Records.

Lost Boys have posted a new song called "From Home Sweet Home'" on Soundcloud.

You Me At Six have announced they will release their new album, 'Sinners Never Sleep' on October 3rd.

H2O have been confirmed as support for Descendents in London at Brixton Academy on August 25th.

Frank Turner's new video for "If I Ever Stray" can be viewed here.

The UK release of We Are The In Crowd's new album, "Best Intentions" will take place on October 3rd

Derby's Coffee Mug Records will be releasing a new 7-inch from Into It. Over It.. The 7-inch, entitled "Snug", was recorded during the Into It. Over It. / Grown Ups European tour last year. Pre-orders can be made here.

The Cape Race have posted an acoustic video of "Now, Voyager" here. The track is taken from their recent mini album of the same title.

A new song from Flood of Red called "No Lover of Mine" can be heard here.

Young Guns have posted a studio update.

Bouncing Souls recent Banquet Records instore session can be viewed here.

A video of Pegasus Bridge performing an unreleased song titled "The Swimming Pool" can be viewed here.

Canterbury posted a small documentary, which covers the bands history so far. The band are currently working on their second album.

Scroobius Pip's new video for "Introduction" can be viewed here.

An acoustic session with We Are The Ocean for FlyTV can be viewed here.

Who's Driving? Bear's Driving! are currently recording a new album for Hang Tight Records. Video updates can be viewed here and here.

We Stand Victorious have posted a new song called "What's So "Great" About It?" on Facebook.

Jumping Ships posted a teaser for their new EP, "Standard Bearer".

Disconnect Disconnect Records have released the new EP from This Is A Standoff. [i]"Be Delighted[/b] can be pre-ordered here.

Producer Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Kids In Glass Houses) collaborated with video directors, Sitcom Soldiers to start a new 'Live Sessions' project. Earlier this week, they recorded 10 bands in two days.

My First Tooth have posted a new song titled "Twilight Theatre" on Soundcloud.

A new song from Stay Home called "December" can be viewed here.

TOURS

Bush
November
20th London Bush Hall
21st London 100 Club
22nd London Cargo

Staind
October
6th Glasgow Garage
8th Manchester Academy 2
9th Birmingham HMV Institute
10th London HMV Forum

Evile
September
29th London The Garage
30th Birmingham TBC
October
13th Southampton Talking Heads
14th Brighton The Hydrant
15th Weymouth Kings Club
16th Plymouth White Rabbit
17th Exeter The Cavern
18th Leicester Sub 91
19th Wrexham Central Station
20th Durham Live Lounge
21st Glasgow Cathouse
22nd Manchester Club Academy
23rd Dublin The Pint
25th Stoke The Sugar Mill
26th Cardiff The Globe
27th Reading Sub 89
28th Sheffield Corporation

Lacuna Coil
November
2nd Nottingham Rescue Rooms
3rd Stoke On Trentsugarmill
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Birmingham Institute Library
7th Newcastle University
8th Glasgow King Tuts
9th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
10th Dundee The Doghouse
12th Manchester Academy 2
13th Cardiff Cf10
14th Exeter Phoenix
16th Brighton Concorde 2
17th Folkestone Quarterhouse
18th Bournemouth Old Fire Station
20th Colchester Arts Centre
21st Northampton Roadmenders
22nd London Ulu
23rd Oxford O2 Academy

Alkaline Trio
November
15th London Electric Ballroom

Breathe Carolina (with Tek-One and Tyler Mae)
September:
18th Southampton Talking Heads
19th Exeter Cavern Club
20th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
21st Nottingham Rock City Basement
22nd Liverpool The Masque
23rd Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
24th London Underworld (co-headline w/ Tek-One)
25th Leeds Cockpit (co-headline w/ Tek-One)
27th Aberdeen Tunnels
28th York Fibbers
29th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
30th Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
October:
1st Brighton The Haunt

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
October
23 Dublin Olympia Theatre
27 Edinburgh Usher Hall
29 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

We Start Partys & Checking Pulse
September
1st Bristol The Louisiana
4th Bournemouth Musicosity Festival, Future Heros Stage
6th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
7th Newcastle Riverside
8th Manchester Moho Live
9th Leicester Sumo
10th London The Relentless Garage

Big Talk
September
24th Glasgow Arches
26th Manchester Academy 3
28th London Scala

This Is A Standoff with Carpenter, Radicus and Trails.
September
10th London The Macbeth

My First Tooth
6th London Old Queens Head
8th Leicester Soundhouse
13rd York Stereo
14th Swindon The Vic
15th Cardiff 10 Feet Tall
16th Winchester The Railway
17th Southsea Festival (Alcopop vs BSM stage: Edge of the Wedge)

Rosa Valle
August
15th Sheffield, Venue TBC
16th London, Star of Kings (w/ Tubelord - Free entry!)
17th Plymouth, White Rabbit
18th Cornwall, Live Bar
19th Bideford, Palladium Club
20th Kingston, The Cricketers
24th Birmingham, The Flapper
25th Hartlepool, The Clarendon
26th Middlesbrough, The Empire
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UK Round-Up (29/7/11)
07/29/11 at 12:09 PM by sean-reid
NEWS

Frank Turner will release a new titled 'If Ever I Stray' on August 29th through Xtra Mile.

Pegasus Bridge release their new (and final) double a-side single 'Heartstrings / Boa' via LAB Records on August 14th.

The eighth issue of Stencil Magazine is available now and can be read here.

Frank Turner has announced a warm up show for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival at the Roadmender in Northampton on August 25th.

Viva Brother's new album, 'Famous First Words' is streaming here.

Dead Press! webzine will be releasing a free anniversary compilation soon.

Ten Second Epic have signed to Hassle Records.

Hildamay's new video for 'This House Became Our Home' can be viewed here.

36 Crazyfists have cancelled their UK and European tour due to an illness in the family of singer, Brock Lindow.

The Ocean Between Us' new video for 'Hearts Of Lions' can be viewed here.

Leeds and Reading Festival organizers have announced the line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage:
A Genuine Freakshow, Anguish Sandwich, Arthur Rigby And The Baskervylles, Black Diamond Bay, The Bronze Medal, Castrovalva, Circles, Clock Opera, CourageHaveCourage, Cuba Cuba, Daughter, Discopolis, Don Broco, Funeral Suits, Ham Sandwich, Heart-Ships, The Kill Van Kulls, Kirk Spencer, The Mexanines, Milk Maid, The Minutes, The Original Rude Boys, Rae Morris, Rainy Boy Sleep, Save Your Breath, The Simon Pollard Band, Spector, These Furrows, This Boy Wonders, Tomahawks For Targets, The Winchell Riots.

The video for 'The Reprieve' by The Cape Race can be viewed here.

Decade's new video for [i']The Doctor Called (Turns Out I’m Sick As Fuck)'[/i] can be viewed here.

Turbowolf have posted their new music video for 'A Rose For The Crows' here.

The video for 'Paper Chase' by The LaFontaines can be seen here.

Footage from Basemnt's recent record release show can be viewed here.

Kill It With Fire!will be releasing a new EP titled 'We're Not Coming Back Your Way' through Hang Tight Records.


TOURS

Skrillex with Flux Pavilion, KOAN Sound and Feed Me DJ set (Glasgow only)
NOVEMBER
16 - London, Koko
26 - Norwich, Waterfront
28 - Sheffield, Leadmill
29 - Bristol, O2 Academy
30 - Nottingham, Rock City

Will Haven
November
11 London's Islington Academy

Swingin' Utters
September
04 London, Underworld
05 Bristol, Croft
06 Newcastle,Trillians
07 TBA, TBA

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Fool’s Gold
November
04 – Dublin, O2 Apollo
07 – London, O2 Arena
09 – London, O2 Arena
10 – London, O2 Arena
12 – Glasgow, SECC Hall 4
14 – Manchester, Evening News Arena
15 – Machester, Evening News Arena
17 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
19 – Birmingham, LG Arena
20 – Birmingham, LG Arena

Volbeat with Black Spiders
October
22 – Dublin, Academy
23 – BelfastT, Spring And Airbrake
24 – Glasgow, The Garage
26 – Sheffield, Corporation
27 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
28 – Manchester, Academy 2
29 – London, HMV Forum

Every Time I Die with Spycatcher
November
30 - London Electric Ballroom
December
01 - Brighton Concorde 2
02 - Stoke Sugarmill
03 - Birmingham O2 Academy 2
04 - Norwich Waterfront
05 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
06 - Manchester Club Academy
07 - Glasgow King Tuts
08 - Leeds Cockpit
09 - Sheffield Corporation
10 - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
11 - Cardiff University Great Hall 2
12 - Oxford O2 Academy 2

Asking Alexandria
January
12 Glasgow ABC
13 Newcastle Academy
14 Manchester Ritz
15 Leeds Met Uni
16 Nottingham Rock City
17 Norwich Waterfront
19 Cardiff Solus
20 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
21 London The Forum
22 Bristol Academy
23 Portsmouth Pyramids

Hyro Da Hero
October
29 Sheffield Corporation
30 Glasgow King Tuts
31 Leeds Cockpit
November
1 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
2 Norwich Waterfront
3 Manchester Club Academy
5 Tunbridge Wells Forum
6 Birmingham VUDU
7 Cardiff Ifor Bach
8 London Borderline
9 Bristol Fleece
11 Dublin Academy 2
12 Belfast Speakeasy

Against Me!
November
18th Leeds Cockpit
19th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
20th Southampton Talking Heads
21st Norwich Arts Centre
28th Kingston Peel

Charlie Simpson
October
19th - Bristol Anson Rooms
20th - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
21st - Norwich Waterfront
23rd - Glasgow Garage
24th - Leeds Cockpit
26th - Manchester Academy 2
27th - London Islington Academy
28th - Brighton Concorde 2

Young Guns with Every Avenue, The Xcerts, and Dangerous!
Fri, Sep 9 Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Sat, Sep 10 QMU Glasgow
Sun, Sep 11 Ironworks Inverness
Mon, Sep 12 Northumbria University Newcastle
Wed, Sep 14 Academy 2 Manchester
Thu, Sep 15 HMV Institute Birmingham
Fri, Sep 16 HMV Forum London

Manchester Orchestra
October
2 Bristol Thekla
3 Glasgow Oran Mor
4 Birmingham HMV Institute Library
5 Manchester Academy 2
7 London KOKO

Cuba Cuba, Boy Jumps Ship & MiMi Soya
July
31st – O2 Academy, Newcastle
August
2nd – Dry Bar, Manchester
3rd – The Underground, Stoke
4th – Soundhouse, Leicester
5th – Monto Water Rats, London (Club Show)
6th – Haymakers, Cambridge (Afternoon show)

WHY?
October
23rd - Bristol Colston Hall 2
24th - London Union Chapel
25th - Brighton Duke Of York's

Evanescence with The Pretty Reckless and Fair To Midland.
November
4th - London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
5th - London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
7th - Manchester O2 Apollo
8th - Glasgow O2 Academy
10th - Plymouth Pavilions
12th - Leeds O2 Academy
13th - Birmingham O2 Academy
7th – Le Pub, Newport
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