Against The Current Announce UK Tour

Against The Current have announced that they are heading out on tour throughout 2023. 

And they are going to be stopping all over the place including tearing up UK venues on this run!

Here are the tour dates.

November 2023

29 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
30 – MANCHESTER Ritz

DECEMBER 2023

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01 – LONDON Kentish Town Forum
02 – BIRMINGHAM Institute
04 – GLASGOW SWG3
05 – BELFAST Limelight
06 – DUBLIN Academy

Check out the bands latest single, ‘Blindfolded’ below.

Erase Theory Drops New Single, ‘Stay’

letlive. guitarist Jeff Sahyoun has revealed an arena-ready new single ‘Stay’ under the new moniker for his new project, launched late last year, ERASE THEORY.

‘Stay’ features on ERASE THEORY’s forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which will be released 24th February via Icons Creating Evil Art. It’s an emotionally devastating pop rock anthem which Jeff says was written in “two hours, as my fiancé was moving out of our house. I was so sad, I didn’t give a shit about what it sounded like or how honest I was being.”

And that’s a mood that defines ERASE THEORY, with Jeff trying numerous styles, genres (and a few different singers) before settling for the one that felt the most natural. “For a while, it felt like I was trying to play a character. It was only when I gave myself permission to be myself that it felt right.” After a lot of trial and error to find something that felt exciting, the end result is something Jeff describes as The Weeknd meets Nine Inch Nails but with nods to childhood influences David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Depeche Mode.

Check out ‘Stay’ below.

Sahyoun also adds:

It’s been somewhat of a turbulent start to the life of this project with the cathartic debut single ‘Lost It’ being released towards the end of 2022 under a totally different name. “No matter what life throws at you, we will always have music,” says Jeff Sahyoun when musing on the forced name change of his project as he unveiled the new name to followers garnered so far. “To me, it’s one of the most powerful assets the universe has given to us. It’s a language we all speak and an endless movement of frequency that allows the soul to crossover.

About a month ago, my peace here was threatened by an organization within our musical community. This organization used a capitalistic effort to bully me out of something I’d been working on for over 4 years. The individual posts videos about DIY ethics, the love for the arts, speaks about the struggle of “making it”, supporting artists globally and also claims to want to help other artists bring their vision(s) to life. Yet, behind closed doors he is sending threatening letters to other artists, in the same community, for using a WORD that he found in the English dictionary and claims as his own.

I am re-branding … and changing my band’s name to ERASE THEORY. I want to take this time to truly send love to that organization – and I mean that. I feel for you, the type of individual you are and the example you set. I want to send positive energy into your life … and wish you the most success. What you are seeing as a threat (for reasons unknown), I am seeing as a success. We’ve made enough of an impact here to have been noticed in such a short amount of time. For that, I am thankful. As I’ve stated here before, it’s always going to be about what happens FOR us and not to us. There are reasons as to why the world didn’t want us to co-exist even though it was entirely possible. I’m not here thinking twice about it. Instead, I am moving with it and doing so with a smile on my face. A lot more good came out of this in our camp and 2023 is going to be that much more explosive.

I’m sure you are reading this, so plz never hesitate to DM me personally if I can do anything to ever help you in the future. You don’t need a lawyer to ask me for that. As artists, we should always be working with each other and not against one another. Our world needs more love and I can teach you how to do that. No hands to hold grudges here.”

Calva Louise Release Brilliant New Track, ‘Third Class Citizen’

I’ve always said that Calva Louise will be ones to watch and their latest release proves that.

‘Third Class Citizen’ is absolutely savage. From a slow build-up, it grips you to an all-out sensory assault into something which is superbly beautiful.

It’s the first track to be taken from the band’s upcoming EP ‘Over The Threshold’ which will be released later this year.

Here it is, bang that head:

Meet Me & the Altar Announce Debut Record

Meet Me @ The Altar have announced their hotly-anticipated debut album.

Titled as ‘Past // Present // Future’, the record will be dropping on March 10 via Fueled By Ramen.

The band had this to say about it:

“The things we hold from our past inform who we are now and where we might go. This album pays homage to the music we loved growing up while reflecting our modern-day lives, sounds, and experiences – we can’t wait to share Past // Present // Future with the world.”

Check out the Artwork, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.

01. Say It (To My Face)
02. Try
03. Kool
04. TMI
05. Same Language
06. A Few Tomorrows
07. Need Me
08. It’s Over For Me
09. Thx 4 Nothin’
10. Rocket Science
11. King Of Everything

The band announced the record whilst making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they also performed the previously released ‘Say It (To My Face)’.

Check out the performance below.

Pre-order options for Past // Present // Future are available via the following link.

Sløtface Releases New Track, ‘Nose’

Sløtface have shared a new track, and it’s another slice of brilliance addition to their new chapter. 

Nose’ incorporates the scrappiness that the band are known for with a pop sensibility that will wrap itself around your ears and stick around for days to come. 

Check out the track below.

The track is taken from the upcoming EP ‘AWAKE/ASLEEP’ which will be released on February 24 via Propeller Recordings.

Pierce The Veil Announce UK Arena Tour

Pierce The Veil are just a few away from releasing their new album, ‘The Jaws Of Life’, but they are already looking ahead to 2024 with some massive UK shows.

The band have announced a new set of dates for the UK, some of their largest to date!

Vocalist Vic Fuentes had this to say about it:

“Our upcoming UK/Europe tour, The Jaws Of Life Tour, will be the biggest undertaking in our band’s history.This is the show that we’ve been dreaming about putting on for our fans ever since we started touring overseas. It’s a monumental celebration of everything that we have all built together over the years. 

Since this will be our first time playing in UK arenas and larger European venues, we are bringing everything we have at our disposal to create a special, memorable experience that our fans deserve. If you ever wanted to see our band play live, this will be the tour to see. We are counting the days till then.”

Here are the tour dates.

April 2024

05 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
06 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
07 – DUBLIN 3Olympia
09 – GLASGOW Barrowlands
10 – GLASGOW Barrowlands
12 – CARDIFF  International Arena
13 – LONDON Alexandra Palace

Tickets are available now via the following link.

Loveless Announce UK/EU Touring Dates

Off the back of playing their biggest headline show to date at London’s Islington Academy last week, Loveless have now announced the dates of their upcoming World Tour!

The band will be making their way across North America as well as the UK and Europe throughout 2023 making their way across British shores in September and October of this year.

Check out all the dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2023

16 – PARIS Trabendo
18 – AMSTERDAM Melkweg Oz
20 – BERLIN Privatclub
21 – HAMBURG Reeperbahn
23 – BRUSSELS AB Club
25 – CARDIFF Globe
26 – LONDON Electric Ballroom
29 – BIRMINGHAM Institute 2
30 – MANCHESTER Academy 3

OCTOBER 2023

01 – GLASGOW King Tut’s
03 – DUBLIN Academy Green Room

Blood Youth Are Headed On A Hiatus

Having been active since 2015 where they’ve released two EP’s as well as three records, Blood Youth have confirmed they’re headed on hiatus.

Because of this news, all upcoming shows and tours the band were set to appear on will be cancelled and refunded.

You can read a statement detailing everything that has led here in full below:

“Hey everyone, this isn’t easy for me to write.

But as of now and for the time being, Blood Youth will be going on hiatus. As a result, unfortunately, all upcoming tours and appearances will be cancelled, and tickets will be refunded. This isn’t something we take lightly, and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Blood Youth started in January 2015 and since then has been all we know, and without a stretch of truth  – the number one priority in our lives. We gave up everything throughout the years for the love of what we do, and we’ve always been proud of our morals, professionalism/work ethic, and separation from the pack inside this toxic and imbalanced industry. We never followed nothing or nobody and never relied on anyone for anything. I will always be proud of what Blood Youth has become through that.

Up until COVID-19, everything was good in terms of being a band. We had a regular touring schedule and we were finding our place within music. Which all we’ve ever wanted. It’s never been about the money, we’ve only ever wanted to reach a level where we can tour regularly and share our message and love for the live show with as many people as possible across the world. But obviously, the world had other plans, and it hasn’t been the same since. We’re not a band that can survive doing nothing, we’ve always been a band born into and made for touring. And not doing so has resulted in an extreme decline and shift in my own mental health as it’s what I and certain others have given up the best part of our lives relentlessly working towards being able to do. And I refuse to sit back and watch one person’s 8 years become another person’s 8 seconds.

My heart is genuinely broken writing this. Especially given how many incredible memories we’ve created throughout the past 8 years, the insane amount of things we’ve ticked off bucket lists, life long friendships, the music we’ve made, the bands we’ve helped and seen grow throughout our time, and how many amazing/inspirational fans we’ve made throughout that time. These are things that will never be forgotten, whole heartedly. And you’ve always got a home with Blood Youth. Thank you.

I did everything I could to keep this going, I really did. And I truly don’t want this, but it’s somehow happening.

I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but for now. I need a break.”

They’re a band that will be missed on the scene. Hopefully we’ll see them for more utter chaos one day.

Charlotte Sands Releases New Track, ‘Alright’

One of 2022’s best artists Charlotte Sands continues her upward trajectory with the release of the new track, ‘Alright’.

Charlotte had this to say about it:

‘Alright’ is about having hope when it feels nearly impossible and forcing yourself to see the light at the end of the tunnel, holding onto even the slightest chance that it will get better. We wrote this song with the hope that it could remind even one person that life does go on and nothing is forever. The future can be so daunting especially in times of uncertainty, and it can so often feel like you’re stuck without a way out, but this song is a sign to keep moving forward because it will get better.

Check out the track ‘Alright’ below.