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13 April, 2015

Lacey Stream New Track Ahead Of Debut Album

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LACEY stream ‘The Last Time’


Debut album ‘Under The Brightest Lights’ out 20th April

PRE-ORDER: http://laceyofficialuk.bigcartel.com/

With the first single from their debut album, ‘Tonight’, already garnering some impressive TV and radio play, Notts rock band Lacey are now streaming album track ’The Last Time’ ahead of their full-length ‘Under The Brightest Lights’ being released on 20th April. Initially intended as the opener of the album, it’s a positive track full of ambition and driven hooks, setting out the band’s intentions with poise and an undeniable knack for melody. With influences including Taking Back Sunday, Kids In Glass Houses and Jimmy Eat World, Lacey are continuing a tradition of compelling songwriting you can’t help but sing along to.

Lacey formed in 2010 and have released several EPs in their time as a band, most recently ‘Outlaws’ in September 2013 which was particularly well received. They have toured with US-Pop Punks Patent Pending, Welsh wonders The Blackout and Jaret Reddick’s (Bowling for Soup) People on Vacation (with whom they’ll be appearing again in Feb/March), as well as playing Hit the Deck Festival for two years running. In 2013, they were also finalists in the Red Bull Studios Download Festival competition after being selected from over 100 bands.

30th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Album release show) –


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Graham Turner (Lead Vocals & Bass), Josh Lewin (Guitar & Vocals), Pete Maksymiw (Guitar), Dave Pearson (Drums & Vocals)


10 April, 2015

Northern American Share Brilliant New Track Ahead Of Debut Album

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“It builds up from layers of chiming guitars and ruffled-feather percussion, evolving gradually into a Brit-pop splashed piece of shuffly dream-pop.” – The Line of Best Fit

“California hit-makers in waiting” – Clash

“They come from Los Angeles, produced by Raymond Richards, and sing a bit like James Mercer of The Shins” – Les Inrocks

“The breezy pop-tinged brilliance of their LA peers Local Natives, and the downplayed dramatics of US stalwarts The National” –Notion

“A near-perfect tune for those late night drives no matter where you are in the world.” – The 405

Los Angeles quartet Northern American have announced their debut album, Modern Phenomena, which will arrive May 18 on Heist Or Hit Records – pre-order here – and premiered the video for the single, “Elysian”, via Les Inrocks.  The follow up to the band’s 2013 EP Happiness Hungover, was recorded at Red Rockets Glare studio in Santa Monica with producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and mastered by Mark Chalecki (Local Natives/Avi Buffalo/Islands).   There is a natural energy that flows from Northern American, capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Los Angeles landscape through which all these lives intertwine.

Nate Paul (guitar/vocals) and Shane Alch (keys) met in high school, immediately finding a kinship in their common love of music.  The two moved to Los Angeles, joining forces with Augusto Vega (bass) and Bruno Calenda (drums), setting up a studio in Chinatown, writing and rehearsing nearly daily ever since.  Whilst most artists have their own roles to play within their band, Northern American is a fully collaborative project with all band members contributing lyrics, melody, and rhythm to the process.  The four began performing regularly and built a loyal local following in the City of Angels, with tastemaker blog, Buzzbands.LA stating, “There’s a new rock quartet in town whose sophisticated pop may include your breezy summer melody.”

Happiness Hungover caught the ears of Heist Or Hit Records in the UK, who released the single “Wander” in 2014, which garnered airplay on BBC6 Music and Amazing Radio, and led CLASH magazine to call the band, “California hit-makers in waiting.  Sun kissed songcraft designed to soundtrack a late night drive down the Sunset Strip.”

With Modern Phenomena, Northern American have found an organic, shimmering sound, that glows like the lights of Los Angeles, looking down upon the city from the San Bernardino Mountains.  The band will introduce their album to audiences at this year’s SXSW Music Conference, kicking off a Spring of soon to be announced Los Angeles dates, with North American and UK/European tour dates in the works for this summer.

Modern Phenomena track listing:

01.  Feel Like Whatever
02.  So Natural
03.  Modern Phenomena
04.  Somewhere Out There
05.  Blue
06.  Days Between
07.  You Remind Me
08.  Strange Behavior
09.  Nothing Personal
10.  Elysian

www.northernamerican.us | www.facebook.com/northernamerican | www.twitter.com/northrnamerican |www.instagram.com/northernamerican


8 April, 2015

Native People Unveil New Track Ahead Of Debut EP

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mathy melodies, slick licks and funky percussion’ – Spindle Magazine

Up-and-coming indie-dance quartet Native People present ‘What You’re Looking For’ as a free download ahead of their debut EP ‘Tapes’, set for independent release on 25thMay.

The band’s previous efforts have been widely praised, with their first single, ‘Calm Forever’ being highlighted as BBC Introducing’s ‘Record of the Week’ and Amazing Radio’s ‘Discovery of the Week’, while its follow up, ‘ONE’, received multiple plays on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6Music radio show.

Despite their youth, Reuben (21), Luke (20), Connor (18) and Hudd (18), masterfully craft songs well beyond their years, citing a wealth of influences and drawing impressive comparisons to acts such as Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Friendly FiresThe band cite their own influences on this record as Theme ParkThe 1975, and Bombay Bicycle Club, married with an effort to capture that much-loved 80s vintage sound.

Already sporting a strong live following, which has seen them support acts such as Mausi, Jaws, and Dave Rowntree of Blur on tour, Native People also played a sold-out show at KOKO for Club NME last September.

They return to the live fore to play an electric EP launch at Barfly this May, along with performing at Spindle Magazine’s stage at The Great Escape, kicking off a summer that’s bound to hold big things for these talented newcomers.




Bandcamp: https://bestyouth.bandcamp.com/



Sea Bed Premiere New Track, Dark Embrace With Ministry Of Sound

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Indie-House duo Sea Bed premiere new track Dark Embrace with Ministry of Sound


Brighton based duo Sea Bed are not your typical electronic act. With an instrument in one hand and an array of tech reserved for the other, Lizzie Massey and Jim Corbin are more than ready to deliver their unique blend of Indie inspired House music. Their debut EP Rosso has all the infectious rhythms and cyclical phrases to inspire a true sense of excitement and euphoria in the most cynical of listeners.

Massey (vocals/ bass) and Corbin (guitar/ programming) owe their humble beginnings to a vibrant indie-pop scene in Brighton and found their feet when sharing the stage together as part of home-grown four piece Tiny Dragons. Deciding to take an all-together more electronic route for their musical output, the two artists branched out and formed what is now Sea Bed in 2014.

Despite clinging to their organic influences and using the instruments they grew up playing, Sea Bed steadily introduced a dietary supplement of Berghain influenced Techno, UK Bass and House to aid their craft.

With a penchant for the deeper, distorted and more melodic, Sea Bed blend sampling, song writing and a broad sonic palette to create their vision of a dark dance floor led utopia. As a band, a duo, and as serious musicians, Sea Bed never stays comfortable for long. Their intent is to meld elements of their past and present into music of the future.

Take track 2 ‘Caves’, for instance. The track is built around a nagging electronic earworm of a riff that is reinforced by the jumping and skipping pop-funk bass of Massey. A strong-4-to-the-floor beat adds to the track’s defining features and a stripped back section following the verses precedes the catchy phrase taking centre stage to incur its full infectious effect. This could quite easily be a Disclosure track that the fellow UK duo would be proud of. On penultimate track ‘Haunted’, Corbin’s artistry sets the back drop as Massey’s hypnotically harmonised vocals soar and reverberate over a swirling bass and typically trebly high-hat and snare cracks sound. Hints of electronic producer Baths creeps into the mix.

For hybrid indie-house act Sea Bed the power is very much in their hands. With the continued emergence of duos – namely The XX, Disclosure etc. – their blend of typical band instruments and laptops, drum pads and cabling, finds them with many avenues of opportunity to take their contagious style of music wherever they see fit.

Check out Sea Bed on:

Official Page

2 April, 2015

Woahnows Stream New Track, Puncher

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WOAHNOWS Stream New Track ‘Puncher’ 

Debut Album ‘Understanding and Everything Else’ Preorders Launched
(Released 4th May 2015 via Big Scary Monsters)

“A full throttle collection…packed with potential” – Clash Magazine
“Make your day 147% more punk” – Rock Sound

“Summer is coming and WOAHNOWS are the soundtrack” – DIY
“Be ready to throw yourself around your house and to scream your voice bloody” – The 405
“Punchy, straight to the point…pulls you close and then kicks you square in the bollocks” – Artrocker
“Skittish, sunny punk rock which takes cues from the likes of Japandroids” – AbsolutePunk
“Grungy-fused punk with heartfelt vocals and massive sounding basslines” – Goldflakepaint

Press shots etc.

Plymouth turbo-charged-indie-punks WOAHNOWS are pleased to reveal new song ‘Puncher’ after premiering it with GoldFlakePaint yesterday, who said of the track; “a fiery, vehement call-to-arms that grows from a considered first quarter in to something far more frenetic. While talking about ‘maturity’ for music of this ilk is often seen as something as a negative, there’s a real sense of growth and composure shown on ‘Puncher’, a kind of refinement amid the ferocity of it all that elevates the band high above most other indie-punk bands that are scattered across these shores.”

The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Understanding and Everything Else’ which will be released on 4th May 2015 via Big Scary Monsters Records.

Preorders for the album are now live at bsmrocks.com/shop – the album is available as a standalone purchase or in bundle format on CD or vinyl, which includes black (limited to 300) or transparent blue options with yellow, orange and white splatter variant (limited to 200).

The band have just come off a run of dates with their friends in Boxkite and will be heading back out in May for select dates with Beach Slang and Great Cynics before heading to Europe for a small headline run. Over the summer they’ll be making pitstops at The Great Escape Festival, This Is My Fest, 2000 Trees Festival, Truck Festival and Y Not Festival, plus a hometown show with indie punk legends Lemuria in Plymouth.

‘Understanding and Everything Else’ is released 4th May 2015 via Big Scary Monsters.

WOAHNOWS 2015 Tour Dates:

2nd May – Handmade Festival – Leicester
9th May – Bristol – Deadpunk Special
10th May – Tiger Lounge, Manchester (w/Beach Slang)
11th May – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton (w/ Beach Slang)
12th May – The Stillery, London (w/ Beach Slang)
15th May – The Great Escape 2015, Pavilion Tavern, Brighton
16th May – The Lexington, London (w/ Great Cynics)
17th May – Zoersel, JH JoeNiz – Belgium
19th May – Mainz – Kulturcafe – Germany
20th May – Luzern – House show – Switzerland
21st May – Freiburg – KTS – Germany
22nd May – Paris – This Is My Fest – France (w/ Apologies, I Have None & more)
23rd May – Köln – Privat – Germany
24th May – Münster – Baracke – Germany
1st June – The Junction, Plymouth (w/Lemuria)
10th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
31st July – Y Not Festival, Matlock

Woahnows are:
Tim Rowing Parker – guitar & vocals
Adam Wherly – drums



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