Shaded & Hey Charlie Announce Co-Headliner UK Tour

This summer its just festivals, festivals and oh look more festivals. Fans have been worried that there’s just not going to be any bands doing any gigs. Well, there’s a few but fear not!, Shaded and Hey Charlie has announced a co-headlining run which is going to be happening this July!

These are two bands who are definitely on the rise, with Shaded just coming off opening for Stand Atlantic on their most recent tour!

Here are the dates.

July 2019

12th – Manchester Star & Garter

13th – London Electrowerkz

18th – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge

19th – Leeds Key Club


Live Review: Stand Atlantic @ The Key Club, Leeds

Date: 29/03/19

Support:  In Her Own Words, Shaded.

Stand Atlantic are on a trajectory to make them the most exciting prospect in Australia’s music scene since Tonight Alive burst onto the scene just over a decade ago. With one EP and now one record under their belts, things have changed a lot since they first entered the UK scene which was just over a year ago! Having already won crowds over and over again performing with the likes of Roam and at the 2018 Slam Dunk Festival, Stand Atlantic has won over so many fans whereas it stands, over half of their tour of the UK is now officially SOLD OUT. Returning to a place, just over the road from where they triumphed on the Rocksound Introducing Stage, can they deliver on their opening night? I’m hoping so.

Opening the show are Shaded, whom with Stand Atlantic I’m seeing for the third time each for tonights show. And open they did beautifully. They’ve been going around the touring circuit for a while now and just getting better every time I see them. Tracks such as ‘Tell Me’ to the more punchier ‘A Familiar Love will help transcend them to their own headline tours of this capacity within time, and hopefully, it’ll only be a matter of time as well. I do think the presence of everyone being there so early helped their case here, because of the crowd response where with this edge, it helped them deliver a solid set.

Up next, In Her Own Words debut UK show. And wow, you don’t get many reactions such as that. From the start of their set, they provide a performance that’s both punchy and energetic where the crowd embrace them straight from the beginning. And for a band that’s come across the shores for the first time, it’s a sight that’s never seen enough. ‘Serotonin’ and ‘Strangers’ were the standouts on the night because I don’t think the crowd had seen anything such as this before where most would come across as lacklustre, but that will never be In Her Own Words and if they’re to come back, (which they should consider doing soon) this crowd better be ready.

Well, Stand Atlantic. I’ve waited nearly a year to see them again and what a tremendous occasion it should be on their opening night of their debut UK headlining tour. And wow, what a way to start it as well! It fully SOLD OUT as well may I add (as has approximately 3/4 of their UK tour at the time of writing) and fully deservingly because these sets, these near perfect sets, are ones you don’t see very often.

Bustling with tremendous energy into tracks from their debut record, ‘Skinny Dipping’, Bullfrog’ and ‘Speak Slow’ were just the taste of what they could do. In fact, I think it was during Speak Slow that the stagedivers actually broke part of Bonnie’s mic stand, in which the band’s photographer had to lend his hands to hold it up until the song was complete. From there, their vocalist did take a few steps back just from the fear of fans hurting themselves by crashing into the stand again. You do have to realise that there were numerous people crashing on their heavier and jumpier tracks, and they did have their wellbeing taken into consideration.

Moving on, what was produced by the band was an energetic, lovely and heartbreaking set nobody could have expected from these up and comers. But careful how you look at those words as when this headlining run finishes and upon their return, they shall not be newcomers anymore, they’ll return with their legion of followers where before long they’ll emulate State Champs, Set It Off and more on the scene in what will be Sold Out  shows at (hopefully) at larger capacity venues.

Highlights from their set do have to be their title track of the record, ‘Skinny Dipping’ as it’s both a beautiful track and a showcase of just what Stand Atlantic are capable of on stage to the point of which is asking, what’s next for the band because they’ll break the barrier of what they’ve reached again, with the entirety of ‘Skinny Dipping’. ‘Burn In The Afterthought’ is another which comes to mind again because of the way they’re able to perform it. It’s outside of their usual edgy Pop-Punk repertoire but still, they’ve proven they’re a band who don’t need to settle for the basics of what the genre expects of them and here, whatever they do produce after ‘Skinny Dipping’, it’ll be a continuing mastery of the genre-bending they’ve already beautifully produced. The only track I do wish was played is ‘Clay’, which on the record, Hannah Greenwood of Creeper does provide the guest vocals for, but that’s because I’m being a tiny bit biased as it is a personal favourite track of mine. Who knows? It could appear on their next tour? If you’re wondering if they played anything off their Sidewinder EP, it was everything except Mess I Made. But it’s almost as if they didn’t need to play it tonight as they gave everything to the fans tonight where their raw energy and passion is true. Plus it’s always fun to see them play Chemicals live, just to get into the moshpit itself!

Lastly, I do have to say Stand Atlantic are certainly on a trajectory to play much larger venues after this tour and all I can say that they produced one of the best sets I’ve had the pleasure to watch in recent memory. And, if you’re off to a show on their current UK tour or any in the future, expect things to get mental quickly because if you’re standing still, you’ll get crushed!

Rating: 9/10

Music Video’s 10/10/18

And now I’m back for another instalment of a countdown of ten recent music video’s released into the world. And what fortune it happens on the tenth of the month as well! I do apologise that there wasn’t a countdown last week, I was playing catch up with some work for my University degree. I’m going through a few life transitions at the moment so the news might come a little infrequently at times.

And now the first band to kick off things are London Pop-Punkers Shaded. Their track ‘Tell Me’ is off their debut EP, ‘The Better Man In Me’ and their first offering since signing to Common Ground Records.


Next up are one of my favourite’s in the form of New Years Day. The video is off their 2018 EP; Diary Of A Creep, and the track in question? ‘Disgust Me’.


Keeping going with the weird and wonderful, this is Abandoned By Bears with a new track called ‘So Far Gone’.  Their upcoming release, Headstorm, is set to be released August 24th, later this month.


Now, Indian progressive metal group Skyharbor have become a part of a computer world in their video for ‘Dissent’. This is off their band’s soon to be released album, ‘Sunshine Dust’.


Going for a more Pop-y vibe right now and it comes in the form of Chvrches. This is what you get when you mix J-Pop singer Wednesday Campanella with the band.


Now we’ve been waiting on Hellogoodbye for a while now to release their first single from their upcoming record but now, we have a music video for it as well! This is also the title track for ‘S’Only Natural’ which will be released October 5th.


The Maine have posted recently that they are going to be holding a funeral for their record, Lovely Little Lonely but before that happens, we have their latest video for ‘Lonely’ to enjoy for our viewing pleasure.


With Trophy Eyes new record ‘The American Dream’ just been released, they band have managed to keep the hype up by sharing their latest video for ‘Friday Forever’


With the release of their latest record titled as ‘Ex Machina’, which is out now via UNFD, the band have released a video for ‘Catastrophe’


And lastly is You Me At Six. They’ve set their fandoms alright firstly with news of their next record, their new material and the announcement they’ll be playing their record ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in full this November. But now, here’s something new in the form of 3AM.


And that’s it for another week of music videos. Ten absolutely fantastic tracks right there but as a reminder, I’m in the midst of my university work so there might not be an edition of the list next week but we’ll see.