Cancer Bats are thrilled to announce that their long-awaited vinyl for their critically acclaimed seventh studio album Psychic Jailbreak will be released on October 28 through their own label Bat Skull Records in partnership with New Damage Records in Canada. The vinyl for Psychic Jailbreak will be available in North America in three different colourways; custard, purple and red/orange/pink splatter. The custard and purple versions will be limited to 1000 copies with the custard exclusively available through the New Damage Records webstore in North America.
On Psychic Jailbreak’s vinyl release, lead vocalist Liam Cormier had this to say, “New PJB Vinyl! IT’S FINALLY HERE! I know the world has been asking about vinyl so we’re happy to say that the WORLD will have vinyl in their hands this fall. We wanted to hold off on taking orders until we knew from the pressing plant that they had all our colours in stock and were starting to melt the gooey goodness for your listening pleasure. PLUS we knew we had time to make sure the tunes were sounding THICK! These might be the beefiest vinyl pressings in our Bats history!! So thank you for being patient and we can’t wait for everyone’s ears to be BLASTED!!!”
In celebration of their vinyl release announcement, Cancer Bats have dropped a new version of “Friday Night” featuring Amy Walpole of Witch Fever.
“I had been listening to Witch Fever a bunch and getting excited for the tour, I just thought Amy’s voice would fit the song perfectly and really kick it up a notch and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” shares Cormier. “ It went from being one of my fav tracks on the album, to my now MUST PLAY song of tour!”
Manchester based quartet With Fever have dropped a new track off their debut EP, ‘Reincarnate’.
Titled as ‘In Birth’, the new track now joins previous singles ‘In The Resurrect’ and title track ‘Reincarnate’ in what will be their debut EP, which is set to arrive digitally on 29th October. A physical 12″ version will follow on 3rd December, via Sony’s Music For Nations.
“‘In Birth’ has been kicking around for a little while now, so it’s nice to finally exorcise it into the world.”, explains vocalist Amy Walpole. “Whilst the theme of a lot of our songs is reclamation, empowerment and catharsis, it’s definitely far more vulnerable. It felt right to juxtapose this with big chuggy riffs and noisy, cymbal heavy drums. The power that Alisha, Alex and Annabelle create on this track accompanies the anger in my lyrics perfectly.”
“This is the first time we’ll be releasing something longer than a single so it’s very exciting for us,” she continues, speaking about the forthcoming ‘Reincarnate’. “The EP doesn’t really have a singular meaning behind it, it’s a mix of what our favourite songs to date were! Some of them we wrote and finished during the lockdown and some are a few years old. The overall lyrical content is a cross between biblical and horror imagery as a way to explore empowerment, catharsis and anger. It’s about owning my sexuality, my body and channelling my anger through music. With every piece of music we write we want to break the boundaries of a typical ‘Witch Fever’ song and push ourselves as musicians to keep evolving and getting out of our comfort zones! The more brutal the better!”
Witch Fever are set to play London’s Rough Trade East on 4th December.
Witch Fever have shared their new track, ‘Reincarnate
Each member has also offered up their own take on the band as well
“We’re not here to say, ‘This is what you need to do with your life’, we just want to make angry music and make sure we don’t take any shit from people who give us shit,” says singer Amy Walpole.
“There’s a big emphasis on female empowerment and female anger. It’s about celebrating yourself and self-expression. Not being stifled and held back,” adds bassist Alex Thompson
“There’s something about playing heavier music that feels so empowering. We all have completely different music tastes and inspirations, but that’s what makes our sound so unique,” admits guitarist Alisha Yarwood.
“It’s important for us to do things our own way and represent ourselves as we wish, regardless of outside opinion. We represent an honest voice about breaking out of the indoctrination in our society and all oppressive institutions,” nods drummer Annabelle Joyce.
Bristol Punks Idles have announced an all-female UK tour support bill for their upcoming UK 2021 tour.
The band are set to play various shows around the UK which will feature support off several all female artists and bands.
The tour will Jehnny Beth, Big Joanie, Sinead O’Brien, Witch Fever, Cate Le Bon, Shopping, Anna Calvi and Wych Elm on the 17 date run.
This follows the news follows criticism which was aimed at the band for a lack of representation on previous tours.
“It’s fair,” frontman Joe Talbot told NME. “Of course it is. You can’t respond to [the critics] like, ‘You’re wrong – how dare you?’ It’s a conversation to be had. We haven’t had enough of a mix of people who are representative of the whole demographic of what we’re about. Absolutely.”
Here are the tour dates.
7th – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 8th – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 9th- Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 10th – Newcastle O2 City Hall (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 12th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 13th – Birmingham O2 Academy (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 14th – Sheffield O2 Academy (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 16th – Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 17th – Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 18th – Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 20th – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 21st – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 22nd – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
18th – London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Sinead O’Brien and Witch Fever) 19th – London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie) 20th – London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Cate Le Bon and Shopping) 21st – London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Anna Calvi and Wych Elm)