Magnolia Park & Lil’ Lotus Announce UK Tour

Magnolia Park and Lil Lotus have announced a string of UK shows ahead of their appearance at this years Slam Dunk Festival

Support will be coming from SMRTDEATH as well.

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So that’s Magnolia Park

And Lil Lotus

And here are the dates for the tour.

June 2022

3rd – Temple Newsam Park, Leeds *SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL*

3rd – Facedown, London

4th – Hatfield Park, Hatfield *SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL*

5th – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham (NO MAGNOLIA PARK)

5th – Rebellion, Manchester

7th – Loft, Southampton

Delilah Bon (Hands Off Gretel) Announces UK Tour

Delilah Bon (Lauren Tate Of Hands Off Gretel’s Alter ego) has announced the details of her first UK for the autumn of 2022.

Bon on her music:

“The music I make is like Cardi B fronting Slipknot,” she explains, “it’s a mesh of all the styles that have influenced me up to now. I flow between two personas – sometimes I’m sweet and sassy; sometimes I’m screaming at you with an axe.”

Bon adds:

“I was touring with my punk band Hands Off Gretel and night after night I was hearing stories from young girls being harassed in the crowd,” Delilah recalls. “When I spoke out online, I was met with resistance, and it infuriated me. I had all these words flowing out of me too fast to write down, so I programmed a beat and started rapping for the first time; it was my motivation during a dark time.”

Check out Delilah Bon’s video for ‘My Family’ below.

Below are the touring dates.

2022

SEPTEMBER

Thu 15 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds

Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM Bodega

Sat 17 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2

Thu 22 LONDON Colours

Fri 23 BRIGHTON Patterns

Sat 24 BRISTOL Exchange

Thu 29 SHEFFIELD Leadmill

Fri 30 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

OCTOBER

Sat 01 LEEDS Key Club

Thu 06 GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy

Fri 07 LIVERPOOL Arts Club

Tickets are on sale 9AM on Monday 21st 2022 via the following link.

Corey Taylor Announces Solo Band Shows

Corey Taylor has announced that he going to play in the UK for a string of shows, his first solo performances in three years. 

With his band the Morning Dudes, and support coming from the Cherry Bombs, this will be Corey’s first opportunity to play material off his debut solo album ‘CMFT’.

On the announcement Taylor says:

“It’s been too damn long since I’ve been to My Island. I miss my people. And I’m bringing the party with me. Along with my band the Morning Dudes, and Mrs. Taylor and her Bombs, we are going to make up for almost 3 years absence. See you F*@kers soon!!!!”

And Cherry Bombs’ Alicia Taylor had this to say about bringing her ensemble across:

“Crossing the pond to reach our fans in the UK has been a dream for many years, and I am ecstatic to finally have the opportunity! We will be bringing all of the daredevil arts we are known for, as well as kickass music, and a good time for all!”

Taylor will also be a guest at the ‘For The Love Of Horror’ convention on October 22 and 23.

Here are the dates:

17 – LONDON Palladium
19 – HULL Bonus Arena
21 – MANCHESTER BEC Arena *For The Love of Horror Pre-Party*
24 – SWANSEA Arena

Trash Boat Postpone UK Tour

Trash Boat have announced they’ve postponed their upcoming shows in Hull and York due to a positive covid test in their camp.

This comes after it was announced by the band that Tobi tested positive and thus, they canceled their shows in Huddersfield, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stoke.

Currently they’re set to restart their tour in Sheffield on Wednesday.

At the time of writing, the band haven’t announced any rescheduled dates but I’ll keep you informed when the rescheduled tour dates are announced.

Pierce The Veil Announces UK Touring Dates

Pierce The Veil have announced that they are going on a headlining run of the UK the December!

It will be their first shows on these shores in six years. 

Vocalist Vic Fuentes had this to say about the announcement:

“I can’t believe it’s been six long years since we’ve played a show in the UK. Needless to say, we are dying to come back and see our fans again. We miss all of you dearly, and we’re excited to return with some very talented friends to put on a special show just for you. We’ll be debuting some new material off of our upcoming album and, of course, playing some old songs that we can all sing together at the top of our lungs. See you at the shows!”

And here are the dates:

DECEMBER

01 – CARDIFF Great Hall
02 – LONDON Kentish Town Forum
03 – LONDON Kentish Town Forum
05 – GLASGOW SWG3 Galvanisers
06 – NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop
08 – MANCHESTER Academy
09 – BIRMINGHAM Academy
10 – LEEDS Academy

Tickets will be on sale from this Friday (March 18) at 10am GMT. 

Live Review – Boston Manor @ Stylus, Leeds

Support: Jools, Movements

Date: 15/02/22

It’s been some months since Slam Dunk Festival, the last time I was able to watch Boston Manor take to the stage and since then, they’ve dropped their latest effort, the EP ‘Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures’ which has some absolutely insane tracks on there and ended up being some people’s favourites of the year. We caught the show with amazing supports from up and comers Jools, the utterly fantastic Movements and the headliners themselves, Boston Manor.

First up were UK based Jools. It was hard to pin them into a corner, genre wise. That’s what I love about some bands, you never know who’ll just intrigue you or make them obsessed on a first time listen and I have to say they’re quite mesmerising. With only a handful of single release under their belts, they’re certainly making strides to be on this tour but it also meant they have a lot to prove. With some great clear vocals and crashing melodies, they’re a band whom I expect to blow up in a massive way on the touring and festival circuits soon. With their tracks being such genre bending curiosities full of political and social issues, it’s no wonder they’re becoming more relevant as well as a band that the audience warmed to over the course of their set.

Movements were just so special to watch. I’d been listening to them for a while now nand certainly wasn’t disappointed by the Post-Hardcore outfit. With their older material off ‘Feel Something’, it was a very energetic and atmospheric set at the same time, which is something that seems impossible for most, but childs play for this band. It was a strange combination I have to point out but they were clearly winning over everyone tonight as the room filled to near capacity where it was an emotional rollercoaster by the time they were finished. Frontman Patrick Miranda got the crowd going again and again, egging them on to become a little more involved than they’d like which kept everyone roused and summoning the energy to have some pits open up. The bar was set by them and needed the headliners to smash through it entirely.

Now Boston Manor were as mental as you might expect from the videos and images you may have seen from some social media. With their set just beaming with massive energy and even bigger mosh pits, not to mention more crowd surfers than this place is usually used to. Being in Yorkshire and them being a Lancashire band did stir a little bit of controversy but they’ve been playing over in Leeds for so long I think the crowd just decided we’ll claim them as our own.

What filled the night was just utter and total carnage, with track such as ‘England’s Dreaming’, ‘You Me & The Class War’ just opening all the wounds in the aggression for the pits to open up in a way we’ve not experienced in a while, with every track gaining more traction on par with every studio version with the scorching melodies of the crowd joining in to keep the unrelenting energy going.

As things start to climax, one of their more recent tracks in ‘Carbon Mono’ hits in a way the others just don’t. The pounding electricity drives the audience into a frenzy before they even take their leave and now we just want more from them. Now that the tour is complete it’s just a matter of imagining what will come next from this band.

Rating: 8/10

Petrol Girls Release New Track, ‘Baby, I Had An Abortion’

Petrol Girls have dropped a brand new track, ‘Baby, I Had An Abortion’.

The track is “A party-banger about having an abortion and not being sorry about it,” as vocalist Ren Aldridge herself states. “This song is a response to my experience of having had an abortion in 2018 and my encounters with pro-lifers since then. I’m totally happy to speak openly about my abortion and feel very privileged to have accessed it easily and for free on the NHS in the UK. This should be the case everywhere but abortion is illegal, expensive and / or hard to access in many places around the world. I found out I was pregnant the morning after the eighth amendment was repealed in Ireland, so felt very aware of how lucky I was to be in a country where I could do it easily.

When I moved to Austria I was shocked to find out that it costs around €500 to have an abortion even if you have health insurance. That’s almost two months rent for me! One morning, my partner and I encountered pro-lifers marching in front of the abortion clinic on the main street. I saw red, and before I knew it was circling them screaming “I HAD AN ABORTION AND I’M NOT SORRY!” to the amusement of onlooking shoppers. I joined local counter protests and continued shouting “I had an abortion, and I’m not sorry” in German. But I started thinking about this interaction and how limited it was, even if it was cathartic. I didn’t want to dignify them with a serious reaction – I wanted to ridicule them. I’ve not seen much of the pro-lifers since the pandemic but I’m thinking about dance routines and street theatre to go along with the pro-abortion flyers we handed out to passers by.

The idea for the song came directly from these experiences, and is first and foremost intended for upsetting pro-lifers on demonstrations. The ‘Shame Shame Shame’ lyric is totally a Game of Thrones reference, and the whole idea is intended to ridicule pro-lifers’ attempts to shame us for exercising our bodily autonomy. I wanted the song to have party vibes because I feel like abortion, whilst it obviously can be traumatic and upsetting, can also be totally fine and something to celebrate. I wanted to put something joyful about abortion out into the world.”

Petrol Girls will be raising money for Abortion Without Borders with this release. They’re a network of organisations that fund and support people in Poland to access abortion in neighbouring countries or at home with pills. Abortion laws were further tightened in Poland last year making it only legal in extremely limited circumstances. “The work done by Abortion Without Borders is incredible and they’ve been a lifeline for so many,” says Ren.

Check out ‘Baby, I Had An Abortion’ below.

Petrol girls will tour the UK next month including the Punks Against Sweatshops event at the 100 club on 19th March 2022.

Below are the touring dates for March 2022.

14 March Le Pub Newport
15 March The Junction Plymouth
16 March Redrum Stafford
17 March 1 in 12 Club Bradford
18 March Green Door Store Brighton
19 March The 100 Club London Punks Against Sweatshops

Nine Inch Nails Announces UK Headlining Shows

Nine Inch Nails have announced that they are to play their first headlining shows in four years in the UK.

They will play The Eden Project for their Eden Sessions this Summer on June 17 and 18. Oh yes, two dates. 

Tickets are going to be on general sale from this Friday (February 11) via the following link.

Polaris Announces UK Tour

Finally, the UK are getting some Polaris, live and in action!

The band have announced the details of their upcoming UK tour which will be the first time playing in the UK since the release of their full length record, ‘The Death Of Me’ in 2020.

Stepson, Gravemind and Alphawolf will all be playing as their support.

So that’s Stepson.

Gravemind

Alpha Wolf

And Polaris!

That is a stacked lineup!

Here are the bands upcoming UK dates.

September 2022.

18th – Academy 2, Manchester

19th – Garage, Glasgow

20th – SWX, Bristol

21st – Stylus, Leeds

22nd – Academy 2, Birmingham

123rd – Engine Rooms, Southampton

24th – Electric Brixton, London

Avril Lavigne Reschedules UK Touring Dates To 2023

Avril Lavigne has announced that she has been forced to reschedule her upcoming touring dates of the UK and Europe to 2023.

The reason behind this is due to the ongoing complications with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A full statement can be read below.

“To my fans in Europe and the UK,

I have some unfortunate news to share with you all about my UK and European dates. I have to make the difficult decision to postpone this tour until 2023. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of real and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen. It’s not an easy decision, but it’s one that will help ensure that we are able to play every single date of the tour, put on the best show possible at full capacity, and operate in a safe environment. It breaks my heart to do this, but I know it will be worth the wait.

The tour is now rescheduled for Paril-May 2023. All existing tickets are valid for the new dates. You can find all the updated info at www.avrillavigne.com

And here are the new dates:

May 2023

6th – Apollo, Manchester

7th – Brixton Academy, London

8th – Brixton Academy, London

9th – Brixton Academy, London

10th – Brixton Academy, London

The good news though is that Lavigne’s upcoming record, Love Sux’ is set to be released via DTA Records.

Her latest track, ‘Love It When You Gate Me (Feat. blackbear)’ is available to view below.