Ohhhhhh! The Cure’s Robert Smith has shed a little light on what will be their first record in a decade.
After previously revealing that the band were working on new material, Smith now has said that the honour of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Seeing all these new bands—I’ve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that it’s kind of inspired me to do something new,” Smith told SiriusXM.
“So, yes, we’re going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”
And with The Cure set to perform at some of Europe’s most famous festivals, the new record could arrive in time for the summer of 2019.
Reworked tracks are in order for New Jersey-based band Senses Fail as they’re re-recording some of their earlier material to revise some lyrics.
In a series of tweets by the band, they’ve explained that they’ll be altering the tracks to change some of the vulgar language in their tracks, specifically the word ‘whore’ from “Handguns And Second Chances’ and ‘bitch’ from ‘Bastard Son’.
Some fans warmed to the idea.
Others, not so much.
But one thing’s for certain, the band will keep the original recorded vocals on the tracks indefinitely.
Slam Dunk Festival just got bigger!
The festival has partnered with Fat Make and Destiny Tour Booking to bring in his Punk In Drublic festival to the UK for the first time andddd, they’ll be having their own stage as well!
On the stage are as follows: NOFX, Mad Caddies, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Lagwagon, Millencolin, The Interrupters, Anti-Flag The Bombpops.
They’ll be joining All Time Low, Waterparks, New Found Glory and more at the 2019 festival.
I wish that I didn’t have to be writing these words right now because Casey are a band who meant so much to me over the last twelve months but I know whatever the members go onto in the future it’ll be something they’re proud of.
They’re calling this tour the ‘It’s Time For Us To Bury Our Love’ which will see them play 20 shows across Europe and the UK over April and May. Acres and Gatherers will be on the run as their support.
Here are the UK dates.
6th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
7th – Bristol Exchange
8th – Manchester Revellion
9th – Leeds Key Club
10th – London The Dome
Yes. Welsh up and comers Holding Absence have announced details of their upcoming debut record which just so happens to be a self-titled debut!
It’s set to be released via Sharptone Records on March 8th 2019 and the album artwork looks like this.
And this is what the tracklisting looks like.
02. Your Love (Has Ruined My Life)
03. Like A Shadow
04. You Are Everything
06. To Fall Asleep
08. A Godsend
09. Last Of The Evening Light
The first single has been announced and it is track three, Like A Shadow.
Lamb Of God’s very own Mark Morton has released the details of his solo record! Here are all the details.
It’s going to be released March 1st through Spinefarm Records and it’s called ‘Anesthethic’.
And the tracklisting has some amazing guest vocals including Chester Bennington, Jacoby Shaddix and Myles Kennedy.
Here’s the tracklisting.
01. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)
02. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix Of Papa Roach)
03. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy of Testament and Jake Oni of Oni)
05. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)
06. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)
07. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd of Buckcherry)
08. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Z. Maddox)
09. Imaginary Days
10. The Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God and Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy)
And there’s one track out already, number 10 which is The Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God and Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy).
Oh and the last thing? The album art.
Yes! Set It Off’s new era is well and truly underway as the band have dropped two new tracks off their upcoming record ‘Midnight’, which is set to be released on February 1st via Fearless Records.
It does look as if Christmas has come early.
Check out ‘Dancing With The Devil’ and ‘For You Forever’ below.
This is one tour I’m going to have to get to! My Favourite Swede’s are going on tour!
That’s right Normandie are going on tour and it’s in support of their fantastic record, White Flag and they’re hitting up four cities as part of their EU / UK run. Here’s where they’re playing
24th – Manchester Deaf Institute
25th – Glasgow Stereo
26th – Birmingham Mama Roux’s
27th – London Dingwalls
As It Is are going to be very busy heading into 2019. They’re set to go on tour in the US and support Enter Shikari on their mainland Europe tour but they’re finding time to head back to the UK for a run of shows in February and March and they’re playing cities they haven’t already visited on their current album cycle.
Here are the dates.
26th – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
27th – Exeter Cavern
28th – Perranporth The Watering Hole
1st – Bath Moles
2nd – Bridgend Hobos
4th – Belfast Oh Yeah Centre
5th – Dublin Green Room
7th – Liverpool Arts Club Loft
8th – Carlisle Old Fire Station
9th – Aberdeen Tunnels
11th – Stoke Sugarmill
12th – Colchester Arts Centre
14th – Leicester Academy 2
15th – Brighton Concorde 2
Pop Punk Pile Up 2018 was one of the best experiences I’ve had this year. And 2019 is set to be even better.
That’s right, the amazing organisers have announced they’re coming back for a second round and this time it’s going to be bigger and better. For one it’s headed over to Sheffield University and will be held across four stages and the first wave of bands has over 80+ acts on the bill. The festival will take place between 12th – 14th April and one reason I love this festival so much is that the organisers work with new and emerging bands from up and down the UK and America.
The festival organisers are music fans without major backing who have worked with emerging acts for many years, assisting in numerous ways to help bands grow and develop, which the line-up below shows.
Here is the first wave of the lineup with the day splits.
FRIDAY 12 APRIL
APATHY AVENUE • BLUEPRINTS • BROODERS • EVERYTHING TO NOTHING • HOME WRECKED • KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS • KOOKOO KANGAROO • LAST CHANCE • LAST EDITION • MC LARS • MEGARAN • MILLIE MANDERS & THE SHUT UP • ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS • PETER 118 • RISKEE & THE RIDICULE • RULED BY RAPTORS • SAINTS AMONG US • SLACKRR • SPITE CLUB • THE ROOKIE LEAGUE • THE TOASTERS • THE YOUNG & RESTLESS • VICTORY LANE • WISHING WOLF • WOKE UP DEAD
SATURDAY 13 APRIL
ADORE // REPEL • AIR DRAWN DAGGER • ALTERED SKY • BOSS CAINE • CHRIS LAYCOCK • CHUGGABOOM • COAST TO COAST • COUNTERPOINT • CROOKED LITTLE SONS • DEADSET DREAM • DEATH REMAINS • FAMILIAR SPIRIT • HARBINGER • HORIZON • JONNY GILL • KIND EYES • LADY JANES REVENGE • LYON ESTATES • ONE YEAR DEAD • OVERTHRONE • PIONEERS • PRAY FOR HAYDEN • RAVENFACE • RUM DIRECTION • SALLY PEPPER • SERTRALINE • SKULL • SLASH FICTION • TIGRESS • TORMENTA • TRANQUA LITE • WOOD AND NAILS
SUNDAY 14 APRIL
A NIGHT LIKE THIS • ABANDONED BY BEARS • AMONGST THIEVES • BRANDON NEAL • DAYSHIFTER • DEFENCES • DERANGE • ELESSAR • FOXBITE • HAVELOCKE • HEARTSICK • KNOCKSVILLE • LAURENCE CROW • LIZZY FARRALL • LUKE RAINSFORD • NEXT YEAR • ON HOLLOW GROUND • PAIGE ROUND • PART TIME HEROES • RACHAEL WEBSTER • REVEALER • SAVING SEBASTIAN • SLEEPLESS • SOUTH CAVE • THE CITY IS OURS • WHO SAVES THE HERO • WRTHLESS • ZAC ROUGHTON