Tigercub Share New Single, ‘Funeral’

Tigercub came crashing back into public consciousness earlier this year with a power-trio of hard-hitting singles “Beauty”, “Beat On My Heart (Like A Bass Drum)” and “Blue Mist In My Head”. A fresh blast of new noise and their first new material since 2017, they also announced the news of a much-anticipated second album, “As Blue As Indigo”, set for release on June 18th through Blame Recordings. 

The record was written and produced by the band’s own Jamie Stephen Hall, engineered and co-produced by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) and subsequently mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood). Written over two years, “As Blue As Indigo” champions introspection drawing on the subjectivity of colour.

It’s available on LP, CD and Digital Formats where you can pre-order via the following link.

Tigercub today share a fourth taster from the record – dramatically different from the heavier songs that came before, “Funeral” is an intensely personal song ruminating on the loss of friends and family propelled instead by intimate acoustic guitars and a swooping string accompaniment.

Jamie had the following to say about the themes behind their latest song:

“Funeral is a song I wrote to cope with death, firstly to directly cope with my grandmothers passing, but also as an emotional outpouring to the shocking amount of friends I have lost to suicide over the years. I find songwriting incredibly cathartic and therapeutic, it helps me process my emotions and figure out what lies at the core of me. I find it difficult to properly express myself in day to day life, I was always taught as a male that to portray anything other than stoicism was a sign of weakness and that it should be overridden with jovial humour and general toxic bullshit. Nowadays we are all learning how wrong this affectation is, and rightly so.”

The band also recently announced a headline tour for later in the year and tickets are on sale now.

Tigercub will be playing the following dates:

November

27: Brighton, England – CHALK
28: Guildford, Surrey, England – The Boiler Room
29: Tunbridge Wells, England – The Forum

December

01: Norwich, England –  The Waterfront
02: Leeds, England – Brudenell
03: Sheffield, England – The Leadmill
04: Glasgow, Scotland – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
05: Newcastle, England – The Think Tank
06: Birmingham, England – Dead Wax
07: Nottingham, England – Bodega Social Club
08: Manchester, England – The Deaf Institute
10: Cardiff, Wales – Clwb Ifor Bach
11: Southampton, England – The Joiners 
12: Exeter, Devon, England – The Cavern 
14: London, England – Lafayette

Waterparks Announce UK Tour For August / September 2021

Pop-Rock trio Waterparks have announced the details of a headline UK tour for August/September 2021.

The tour will celebrate the release of their upcoming fourth LP, ‘Greatest Hits’, which is set to be released on May 21st 2021 via Hopeless Records.

Check out the touring dates below.

2021:
AUGUST 30 – GLASGOW, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
AUGUST 31 – LEEDS, The Key Club
SEPTEMBER 01 – LONDON, Park Dome
SEPTEMBER 03 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
SEPTEMBER 04 – LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival North (Acoustic Set) (SOLD OUT!)
SEPTEMBER 05 – HATFIELD, Slam Dunk Festival South (Acoustic Set) (SOLD OUT!)

Tickets for the 2021 tour dates are available via Pre-Sale and can be purchased by Pre-Ordering the band’s upcoming ‘Greatest Hits’ record via their Webstore.

Faith No More Reschedule UK Tour To June 2022

US Rock Giants Faith No More have announced that they have rescheduled their headline UK tour, which will no go ahead in June 2022.

The tour which was originally set for June 2020, the band’s UK leg was pushed back to June 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and has now been moved once again.

All of the band’s newly confirmed UK tour dates are listed below.

JUNE 07 – GLASGOW, O2 Academy
JUNE 08 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
JUNE 10 – MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
JUNE 11 – MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
JUNE 13 – LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton
JUNE 14 – LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets purchased for the original dates will remain valid for their respective rescheduled dates, with the remaining tickets available to purchase online via the band’s official website.

Those who cannot make the rescheduled tour dates are encouraged to refer to the original point of purchase for a refund.

Salem Announce Their First Ever UK Headlining Tour

After playing a couple of socially distanced shows which was around their formation last year, the band Salem have announced the details of their debut UK headlining tour.

James And The Cold Gun will be the support for the tour.

Will Gould had this to say about the announcement:

“We are so excited to announce that our passion project SALEM will be touring for the first time. Born in lockdown it feels surreal to be finally taking the band out into the real world for the first time, but never more appropriate. After a year of watching our music scene take hit after hit from COVID-19, reinforced by a real lack of support from our government, we have made a conscious effort to be playing a long intimate tour in independent venues. We owe so much to venues like these and are desperate to do our part.

“I haven’t performed in venues these sizes in a very long time and I’m so excited for sweaty stage dives and punk rock singalongs. This tour is going to be absolute carnage in the best possible way.”

Here are the touring dates:

October 2021

10th – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

12th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

13th – Asylum 2, Birmingham

14th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

15th – Bullingdon, Oxford

16th – Vic, Swindon

17th – Cheese And Grain, Frome

18th – Exchange, Bristol

19th – Waterfront, Norwich

21st – Key Club, Leeds

22nd – Parish, Huddersfield

24th – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

25th – Stereo, Glasgow

26th – Sidney And Matilda, Sheffield

27th – Deaf Institute, Manchester

28th – Boileroom, Guildford

29th – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

30th – Dome, London

31st – Joiners, Southampton

The Ghost Inside Reschedule London Show For June 2022

The Ghost Inside have announced that they’ve been forced to reschedule their headline London show, which is now going to be held on June 18th 2022 at O2 Academy Brixton.

It was originally scheduled for July 4th 2020 but the show was later rescheduled to July 3rd 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Support is going to come from both Dragged Under and Our Hollow, Our Home.

Tickets purchased for the original date will remain valid for the rescheduled show.

Wargasm Announce London Show For September 2021

Up-and-coming duo Wargasm have announced details of a headline London show this September, which follows the release of their new single, ‘Your Patron Saints’.

The show is set for September 10th 2021 at The Underworld in Camden, London, with support yet to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

The Subways Tease Album Five, New Single To Be Released April 30th

Having attended various marches during the band’s hiatus of 2016-2019, it was the Black Lives Matter marches in the summer of 2020 that inspired THE SUBWAYS guitarist Billy Lunn to go home and write ‘Fight’ in just a few fiery hours. Attending with a friend who had never marched or protested before, and who suddenly found the language to express her experience as a Black woman, Lunn saw first-hand the importance of allyship during these moments.

Commenting on the single, Lunn says: “Fight is a letter in two parts: a gesture of solidarity with the Black community and communities of color, as they face their daily oppression at the hands of systemic racism; and it’s a wake-up call to the white community that such oppressions do in fact exist, and that we must acknowledge these oppressions and fight alongside marginalized communities as allies.”

The explicit nature of the song comes not only as a result of Lunn witnessing a vast number of allegedly socially-minded bands remaining silent during the protests, but because he believes the moment demands it. “Though the Black Lives Matter movement has been around since 2013, George Floyd’s murder was a catalyst, and I felt that it required something beyond poetics and abstract references in song,” he continues. “That it took George Floyd’s murder being filmed and distributed online for society-at-large to finally, viscerally comprehend systemic racism’s presence is unacceptable. And I realized my own complicity in this ignorance. I therefore felt it crucial that the band’s first offering from the new album be a necessary use of our privileged platform.”

The first track to be taken from their recently-completed forthcoming new album, ‘Fight’ is the band’s first release without longtime drummer and founding member Josh Morgan, who announced his departure from the band in October 2020, shortly after studio sessions were completed.

Produced by Lunn and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse, New Order),‘Fight’ is a precursor to the sonic texture of the new album, without giving too much away too early. In the advent of COVID, Lunn is producing and mixing bands in his Welwyn Garden City-based recording studio (with social-distancing measures in place) until touring resumes.

The single will be available on 7” vinyl with a variety of bundle options and comes with an exclusive political activism zine created by the band with advice for fans on how they can engage, inform, and mobilize on some of the most pressing political issues of our time.

The b-side of the 7” features an exclusive interview by Lunn and bassist Charlotte Cooper with UK rock duo Nova Twins, covering the Black Lives Matter movement, representation in music, and more. “Allyship is important, and a big part of that is stepping back and passing over the microphone to marginalized communities, so they can speak their truths,” Lunn explains.

Following on from the band’s discussion with Nova Twins on the single’s b-side, The Subways will be holding several Instagram Live discussions from the day of the single’s release with members of the Black community in the arts, journalism, and politics.

Formed in 2002, by now The Subways should need no introduction. Nearly 20 years into their career the band have had multiple chart-worthy album releases including Young For Eternity (2005), All Or Nothing (2008), Money And Celebrity (2011), and The Subways (2015), spawning a slew of hit singles including ‘Rock & Roll Queen’, ‘Oh Yeah’, ‘Girls & Boys’ and ‘We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time’.

They have toured with AC/DC, Foo Fighters, and Oasis, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, graced the festival main-stages of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza, Download, Soundwave, Hurricane & Southside, Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring and many more, worked with Nirvana and Garbage super-producer Butch Vig, as well as Blur and The Smith’s mastermind Stephen Street, and the band have appeared in several major films and videogames including Guy Ritchie’s Rock’N’Rolla, American smash-hit TV drama The OC, and Colin McCrae: DiRT 2, Saint’s Row 2, Fifa Street 2, Forza Horizon.

Always evolving and innovating with each new stage of their career, this latest iteration of the band is no different.

COVID-permitting, The Subways will be touring the UK in Sep/Oct 2021 on the second leg of their rescheduled Young For Eternity anniversary dates with support from labelmates ART BRUT.

Further details of the forthcoming new album will be revealed over the coming months.

‘Fight’ is released April 30th via Bodan Kuma in North America and Alcopop! Records in the UK.

The Subways Young For Eternity Tour Rescheduled 2021 Dates W/ Art Brut touring dates can be found below.

2021

September

23rd – The Waterfront, Norwich

24th – O2 Institute, Birmingham

25th = O2 Forum Kentish, London

30th – Rock City, Nottingham

October

1st – O2 Academy, Bristol

2nd – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

3rd – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Tickets can be found via the following link.

Royal Blood Announce 2022 Arena Tour

Royal Blood have confirmed a huge 2022 arena tour.

The dates are in support of their new album ‘Typhoons’, which is due to be released on 30th April 2021.

Here are the dates.

2022

March

25th – International Centre, Bournemouth

26th = Utilita Arena, Birmingham

27th – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

29th – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

30th – The O2, London

April

1st – First Direct Arena

2nd – AO Arena, Manchester

3rd – SSE Hyrdo, Glasgow

Waterparks Reschedule UK Tour To 2022

Due to ongoing complications with COVID-19, Waterparks have been forced to postpone their UK tour to 2022.

Previously purchase tickets will still be valid.

Here are the new tour dates.

June 2022

17th – Academy, Leeds

18th – Academy, Manchester

19th = Academy, Glasgow

21st – Rock City, Nottingham

22nd – Brixton Academy, London

23rd – Academy, Bristol

25th – Academy, Birmingham

Tickets are available via the following link.

Nova Twins Announce UK Tour For February / March 2022

London based duo Nova Twins have shared the details of an upcoming headline UK tour, which is set to take place in February and March 2022.

Check out the band’s full list of UK tour dates listed below.

2022

February

2nd – The Moon, Cardiff

3rd – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

5th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

10th – Bodega, Nottingham

11th – King Tut’s Wan Wan Hut, Glasgow

12th – Mash House, Edinburgh

13th – Cluny 2, Newcastle

March

18th – Thekla, Bristol

19th – Whelans, Dublin

20th – Academy 3, Manchester

25th – Heaven, London

Tickets for all dates of the tour are on sale now, and can be purchased online via the band’s official website.