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

I Prevail Announce Rescheduled Dates For UK Tour

I Prevail have announced their rescheduled dates for their tour which have now been pushed back to 2022.

In addition, there’s been some venue upgrades due to phenomenal demand and Wage War is set to support as well as the fantastic Welsh band Dream State.

Here are the rescheduled dates:

March 2022

11th – Guildhall, Portsmouth

12th – Academy, Leeds

13th – Academy, Birmingham

15th – Academy, Dublin – SOLD OUT

16th – Academy, Manchester

18th – Academy, Liverpool

19th – Academy, Glasgow

21st – Rock City, Nottingham – SOLD OUT

22nd – Academy, Bristol – SOLD OUT

23rd – Brixton Academy, London

SKYND Drops New Single ‘Michelle Carter’, Announces UK Tour

Industrial duo SKYND have shared their latest dark single and video, ‘Michelle Carter’.

Vocalist Skynd explains ​“This is unlike any of the other cases I have focused on. Crime has changed since the advent of smartphones. This is a very modern true crime case, the fact that there is a written record of everything that they wrote each other… This really helped me in the research phase, as I was able to use their actual words, because they were available to me. 

“The quote, ​‘Sometimes things happen and we never have the answer why’ – this really stuck with me, because I still don’t understand, and I’m not sure that anyone definitively does.”

Skynd adds on the accompanying music video, ​“The thought was to take this different kind of song, and make a different kind of video. It made sense to make this our first lyric video since this lends well to the case, due to the text messages as the focus. But we couldn’t simply make a lyric video, we had to do something special. We decided to go with light based on how Michelle Carter portrayed herself in court, relying on innocence and florals. White seems innocent, but if you have one bloodstain on a white surface, you can’t hide it.”

Check out ‘Michelle Carter’ below.

The tour dates for the UK are as follows:

February 2022

18th – O2 Academy Islingotn, London

19th – Deaf Institute, Manchester

20th – King Tut’s, Glasgow

21st- Mama Roux, Birmingham

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.

2021 UK Tech-Fest Cancelled, Postponed Until 2022

It has been announced, ue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’siteration of UK’s Tech-Fest has unfortunately been cancelled and postponed to go ahead in 2022.

At the time of writing it’s uncertain which bands from the 2021 line-up will be confirmed for 2022, but the organisers have released a statement which you can read below.

“It breaks our hearts to bring you this news that UK Tech-Fest 2021 is cancelled. UK Tech-Fest will now take place Thursday 30 June – Monday 4 July 2022. We’ve been exploring all options to make the festival happen this year, but plain and simply there’s just too much stacked against us.

We’re not the first to cancel and sadly we won’t be the last, as the main factor for us all is insurance. We really wish we had a crystal ball and could see what will happen in June. Going by the roadmap, in theory we should be fine, but the fact that the Government haven’t put their money where their mouth is and cough up a Government-backed insurance scheme for the festival and live events industry, says it all. As a small, independent festival we can’t afford to take the financial risk without the security and protection from such a scheme.

And then there’s the bands, many of our international artists have had to cancel their shows and can’t travel to the UK. We’ve explored booking a UK line-up but (while that would be awesome) there’s still the big risk without insurance.

Current ticket holders – your tickets will automatically be valid for 2022 and refunds will be available to those who wish. Thank you to those who rolled their tickets over last year or donated their tickets, if you are able to do so again this year we would be extremely grateful.

For all ticket enquiries check out our FAQs or email tickets@uktechfest.com

Tickets for 2022 – we’re delighted to announce we have instalment tickets available so you can pay for your ticket monthly from now to June 2022. It’s been a hard year so we hope this helps spread the cost.

If you can support us further we would love you to check out our new merch store – lots of discounts and bundles available!

Stay safe and we’ll see you in Newark next year. Much love, the Tech-Fest Team”

UK Tech-Fest 2022 is set to take place on June 30th to July 4th 2022 at Newark Showground, Newark.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.

Tickets purchased for this year’s event will remain valid for 2022.

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.

Bury Tomorrow & August Burns Red’s UK/EU Co-Headlining Tour Rescheduled To 2022

Bury Tomorrow and August Burns Red have announced their upcoming Co-headlining tour of the UK and EU has been postponed until 2022.

“We love the bill we’ve got for this tour and how many countries it visits, so we wanted to move it to a time where we can all be confident the shows can happen”.

Miss May I and Thornhill will be supporting on the tour and all previously purchased tickets will remain valid.

Check out the touring dates below.

October 2022

21 – BRIGHTON Chalk
22 – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
23 – GLASGOW SWG3
25 – NEWCASTLE Northumbria University
26 – LEEDS Beckett SU
28 – MANCHESTER Ritz
29 – BIRMINGHAM Institute
30 – BRISTOL Academy
31 – NORWICH UEA

November 2022

02 – LONDON Electric Ballroom
03 – LONDON Electric Ballroom
05 – BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique
06 – EINDHOVEN Effenaar
08 – FRANKFURT Batschkapp
10 – HAMBURG Docks
11 – BERLIN Huxleys Neue Welt
12 – LEIPZIG Felsenkeller
13 – WARSAW Proxima
14 – PRAGUE Meet Factory
16 – BUDAPEST Durer Kert
17 – BUDAPEST Durer Kert
18 – NUREMBURG Lowensaal
19 – STUTTGART LLKA Longhorn
20 – PARIS Le Cabaret Sauvage
23 – MUNICH Backstage Werk
24 – LUXEMBOURG Rockhal Club
25 – COLOGNE Live Music Hall
26 – MUNSTER Skaters Palace

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

Architects, Machine Gun Kelly And More Announced For London Festival

A new festival has been announced for London this coming summer, and its first line-up announcement is pretty good 

Titled as ALT: LDN, it will be taking place on August 30 at Clapham Common and is set to celebrate alternative hip-hop and rock in all of its form. 

Architects are set to headline the Indoor Arena and Machine Gun Kelly is set to appear as well!

Sleep Token, Mario Judah, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Skies, Bob Vylan, Mimi Barks, ZAND are set to play on the festival as well!

To sign up for Pre-sale tickets are available via the following link.

Waterparks Join Slam Dunk Festival 2021

Waterparks have joined the bill for Slam Dunk 2021.

In addition to the announcement ticket holders who pre-order the band’s new album ‘Greatest Hits’ from Crash Records  will get exclusive access to an acoustic session right at the festival.

Headline sets at this year’s iteration of the 2021 festival will come from Sum 41 and Don Broco, with Crown The Empire, While She Sleeps, Comeback Kid, The Story So Far, We Are The In Crowd, NOFX and more also on the bill.