Portals Festival Announces More Acts

PORTALS Festival have announced a host of further bands for its 2023 event, including main stage sub-headliner for the Saturday, the magnificent Bossk. Also announced today include AK/DK who are replacing Elephant Tree (who have had to drop out), Hundred Year old Man, Astrosaur, A Burial At Sea and more.

Festival organisers Sam and Asher – “We’re thrilled to reveal the almost complete lineup for Portals Festival 2023 at EartH Hackney. We’re especially delighted to welcome Bossk back to Portals Festival after their mind-blowing headline set at Portals Festival 2021, we’re expecting to be drenched in post-metal and we can’t wait.”

“Elephant Tree have had to cancel and we send our best wishes and a speedy recovery to Jack. In their place we welcome AK/DK back to the Portals stage; they first performed for us at an all-dayer at the Brixton Windmill in the early days of Portals. It’s been incredible to see them grow over the years and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do on such an incredible stage at EartH. We’ve had shed loads of requests for this year’s day splits and day tickets, so it’s great to get them out. There are limited numbers so don’t wait around!”

Bands announced today are as follows:

Bossk (sub-headline Saturday), AK/DK (replacing Elephant Tree who have pulled out due to injury), Hundred Year Old Man, Astrosaur, A Burial at Sea , Dead Bird, Ogives Big Band, Mount Forel, Qariaq

Portals Festival will take place at EartH in Hackney, London on Saturday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2023.

Tickets for the event are available from the following link.

The Dollyrots Release Single, ‘Still Holding On’

The Dollyrots have released a brand new UK single titled “Still Holding On” to kick off their first ever UK co-headline tour with Don’t Panic and special guest Royals.

““Still Holding On” is the first song we’re releasing off our newest recordings, from the first full album sessions since 2019! It’s a hint of a flavor for the next LP to be released later this year. Since we’ll be touring the UK this month we thought we’d give our friends here a treat and release it exclusive to the United Kingdom.”” says Ogden.

The Dollyrots are currently on a headlining run of the UK. Below are the remaining dates of the tour.

2/16 The Key Club, Leeds

2/17 Bodega, Nottingham

2/18 Exchange, Bristol

2/19 Joiners, Southampton

2/20 Cavern, Exeter

2/21 New Cross Inn, London

Check out ‘Still Holding On’ below.

All Time Low Release New Single ‘Modern Love’

All Time Low have dropped a new track, Modern Love,’ a new track off their upcoming album, ‘Tell Me I’m Alive’ out March 17th on Fueled By Ramen.

Set inside frontman Alex Gaskarth’s heart, the video is a visual feast starring the frontman as “Mr. Modern Love” in a glittery red Elton John-esque suit as he alternates between heartbreak and passion.

“’Modern Love’s a beautiful disaster’ are the words of a desperate, love-sick soul and the main character of our newest song ‘Modern Love,’ who is obsessed with the quest for connection in a world that’ll often break your heart,” said Gaskarth. “The visual piece that accompanies the single and continues the through-line started with ‘Sleepwalking’ was co-directed by myself and our good friend Lupe Bustos.”

Trivium Announce 13 Date UK Tour

Floridian heavy metallers Trivium are back in the UK for an intimate 13 date ‘Goblins and Wizards’ tour

“Since the first UK headline tour in 2005 we’d made it a point to do our best to get out of the big cities and play other ones that might get overlooked or skipped. We looked at old Maiden and Motörhead posters and let that inspire the way we routed this one,” said bassist Paolo Gregoletto.

“Bleed From Within and Orbit Culture are two of our favourite new bands and we are honoured to have them join us. This is going to be the biggest and best metal show to hit your town this summer guaranteed!”


23 Cambridge Corn Exchange
24 Norwich UEA
25 Nottingham Rock City
26 Oxford O2 Academy
28 Stoke Victoria Hall
29 Liverpool O2 Academy
30 Sheffield O2 Academy
31 Newcastle NX


2 Edinburgh O2 Academy
3 Leeds Stylus
4 Bristol Academy
6 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
7 Southampton O2 Guildhall

Enter Shikari Release New Track, ‘It Hurts’

Enter Shikari have shared ‘It Hurts’, the second single to be taken from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album A Kiss For The Whole World, which will be released on 21st April via SO Recordings / Ambush Reality.
‘It Hurts’ follows January’s earth-shaking lead single ‘(pls) set me on fire’. It brings with it a call to switch up our worldview and reassess the ways in which we judge ourselves – all in a flurry of race-to-the-finish-line intensity. Lead vocalist and producer Rou Reynolds explains:
“It Hurts came to me in a dream. Literally. Melody, chords, and fully-formulated chorus were all part of a dream that, thankfully, remained with me when I woke up. I was hiding under the duvet at 3AM, singing it into my phone, much to the bewilderment of my girlfriend.
Lyrically, It Hurts is about perseverance, and the importance of reframing failure as a fruitful and, in fact, pivotal route to progress. Society teaches us we should avoid and criticise failure, when defeat and honest mistakes can actually present us with insights that light our way forward.
In reality, we should be taught that simply to try makes us more than enough.”
Pre-order A Kiss For The Whole World here.
 Enter Shikari also announced a run of very special album release shows across Europe and the US, as well as special 2023 UK residency shows to take place through Feb, March and April. Many of the pre-sale tickets sold-out in a matter of seconds. Only a few now remain.
Reynolds explains their thinking behind the residency shows: “It’s hard to do anything interesting with live shows today. We wanted to do something different. We’re going to become a local band to five major cities in the UK. It’s going to be interesting to see how the shows evolve every time we return.”

Feb 15 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 16 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 17 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 19 – SWX, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 20 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 15 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 16 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Mar 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 18 – SWX, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 13 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 15 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Apr 16 – SWX, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT

Listen to ‘It Hurts’ below.

Rude Records Announce Three Date UK Tour Featuring Delaire The Liar, Modern Error & Oakman

Rude Records artists are going on a three date UK tour featuring Delaire The Liar, Modern Error and Oakman

This spring, Rude Records are going on tour in the UK! In what is set to be a year of firsts, the Milan-based independent label have announced Rude Records Presents: The Getaway Tour. Featuring the visceral Delaire The Liar, enthralling Modern Error and French-based rockers Oakman, the three-date tour will kick off in April.

Tickets will go on sale Friday 10th February.

On the announcement for the tour, A&R and General Manager, Federico Croci says:

“We’re really excited about Rude Records Presents: The Getaway tour taking place in the UK in April. It goes without saying, live shows are vital to artists, especially in their development, and we’re pleased to give our brilliant artists: Delaire The Liar, Modern Error and Oakman, the opportunity to play in these cities before the summer. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a great run of shows, these artists are outstanding in their live performances and we can’t wait to see them on stage”.

Check out the tour dates below.

April 2023

Wednesday 26th April – London, Boston Music Room

Thursday 27th April – Manchester, Satans Hollow

Friday 28th April – Glasgow, The Garage Attic 

Fall Out Boy Announce So Much For Dust UK Shows

Fall Out Boy have announced a new headlining tour of the UK to take place later this year.

The Grammy nominated rock favourites announced that their eighth studio album So Much (For) Stardust will be released March 24th 2023 on Fueled By Ramen/Elektra. The album marks the band’s first new album in more than five years. In July 2021, Fall Out Boy embarked on THE HELLA MEGA TOUR in the US alongside Green Day & Weezer, playing live in front of over 1 million fans on a sold-out global stadium tour and marking the first time the three bands had headed out on the road together.

PVRIS & Nothing, Nowhere will be the supports on the touring dates.

Check out the touring dates below.

October 2023

27th – First Direct Arena, Leeds

28th – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

29th – AO Arena, Manchester

31st – Utility Arena, Birmingham

November 2023

The O2, London


Fans who pre-order the new album from their webstore https://falloutboy.lnk.to/store/ will get exclusive pre-sale access to UK and Europe tour tickets. This pre-sale will open Wednesday February 8th at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET and close on Tuesday February 14th at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET. General tickets will be available for purchase from 10am local time on Friday February 17th

Machine Gun Kelly To Headline Royal Albert Hall In Special One-Off Show

Grammy-nominated American artist Colson Baker AKA Machine Gun Kelly has announced a special, one-night-only show at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall on 31 May 2023.

The artist will follow in the footsteps of the greatest musicians of all time in taking to the Hall’s 152-year old stage, fresh from the release of his No.1 album Mainstream Sellout

Matthew Todd, Director of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “The Hall has been a home for trailblazers, innovators and cultural icons since we opened in 1871. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome MGK later this year, one of the leading artists of his generation and someone that has evolved constantly as the best artists do.” 

MGK will join legendary counterculture names in headlining the historic venue, with past rock headliners including The Beatles and Rolling Stones sharing a bill, Pink Floyd supporting Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. 

Tickets will go on Pre-Sale at 10am on Thu 9th Feb for Royal Albert Hall Friends & Patrons

Tickets will be on sale at 10Am on 10th Feb from royalalberthall.com