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.

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.

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.

2000Trees Announce Postponement Of 2021 Festival

After hoping and hoping festivals would be returning in 2021, 2000trees have announced that they are postponing until 2022.

In a very honest statement as well as one that’s quite lengthy, the organisers of the festival have said that a combination of overseas bands unable to come over and a lack of insurance-based support from the UK government has meant that the best option is to come back next year. 

But there’s some good news, they have also confirmed the first batch of bands who will be returning.

You can read it in full below: 

“Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.

We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked LooseYoung GunsThe Get Up KidsLaura Jane GraceAnti-Flag and Stray From The Path.

As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6-10 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.

LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACK CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the I’ve events industry.

Hundred of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host the event this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.

This would have cost them next to nothing unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing that could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.

The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plus before it was too late.

THE GOOD NEWS

The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As not stands, we’ve very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:

Jimmy Eat World
Thrice
The Amazons
Dinosaur Pile Up

Knocked Loose
The Get Up Kids
Dream State
Laura Jane Grace
Anti-Flag
Lonely The Brave
Stick To Your Guns
Deez Nuts
No Devotion
Dragged Unde
r

We also have a super exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.

TICKETS

All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.

As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.

You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will uni get next year’s festival at 2019, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember.

Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.

James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob”

 

For more information, check out the following link.