GOD DAMN announce UK tour dates with Red Fang, Torche and reveal new video

God Damn scorched and burnt their way through the music scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album ‘Vultures’ on One Little Indian Records. Barely pausing for breath, the duo return today with one of their most concise and direct musical assaults yet. ‘Ghost’ is three-minutes-fifteen-seconds of belligerent yet additively melodic rock. Produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, Drenge, Tricky, MIA) and recorded at McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, guitarist and singer Thom Edward explains that ‘Ghost’ is “a scuzzy song that you can dance, mosh, scream and sing your little tart out for the world to see. It encapsulates what’s to come from us in one little fuck off nugget, with brutality and a hook entwined. It’s taken the indie disco and deep throated it with fuzz and tonsilfrightus.”

Propelled by Ash Weaver’s jackhammer drums and Thom’s searing vocal hooks and abrasive guitar, ‘Ghost’ works its way under your skin and point blank refuses to leave. Stream it below.

God Damn will hit the road with Relapse Records’ Red Fang and Torche through September and October on the below dates. Get your tickets here – goddamntheband.com/live.


Charlotte Carpenter debut’s ‘Electric’ with Best Fit

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The Line OF Best Fit premiere Charlotte Carpenter‘s ‘Electric’ today ahead of the release of How Are We Ever To Know, Charlotte’s new EP, due June 10th via Let It Go Records.

Dubbed “a dark piece of outlaw folk, with cyclic, unending pace”, ‘Electric’ “was born after a show with my band at Simon Says Festival last year”, Charlotte reveals. “We played De Montfort Hall; one of those venues near to home which I’d always dreamed of playing, and I had this strange out of body experience. We were playing a song from my previous EP, and things were louder, bigger than ever before, my heart was racing and it suddenly hit me just how much I was changing as a person and as a musician. It empowered me, gave me a clear sign of the direction I was going in and at that time I felt so proud of my band and the choices we had made to get to this point. After the show, it led me to question who in my life was coming with me on this journey, and who wasn’t.”

The How Are We Ever To Know EP comes indebted to the blues, as Carpenter turns her articulate song writing to a deeply personal experience. It’s an intimate story told first hand, peppered with the kind of delicate nuances you’d expect from PJ Harvey or Cat Power, scorched with feeling. “This EP is chronological of what happened during the demise of my first serious relationship,” Charlotte explains. “Each track expresses a different shade, colour or feeling right from before the break up happened to months after.”

Catch Charlotte live on the tour dates below. Tickets are available here and EP pre-orders here.

3 Red Rooster Festival, Suffolk
4 Red Rooster Festival, Suffolk
5 Oporto, Leeds
6 Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
8 The Islington, London
9 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

Chris Robinson Brotherhood announce new album ‘Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel’ for release July 29th

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Legendary former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has announced a new album ‘Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel’, with his current band Chris Robinson Brotherhood, for release July 29th via Silver Arrow Records.

For their fourth album the band relocated to northern California for the sessions, recording on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean and channeling the natural majesty of their surroundings into the album’s eight sprawling tracks. Having spent the prior two years touring relentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, which Uncut Magazine deemed, “…a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.”

Check out opening track ‘Narcissus Soaking Wet’ here:

For more information head to: chrisrobinsonbrotherhood.com

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BRONCHO premiere ‘Speed Demon’ with NME.com

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NME are premièring ‘Speed Demon’, a frenetic two-minute thrill ride from Oklahoman garage-rock force BRONCHO‘s forthcoming new album, Double Vanity, due June 17th via Dine Alone Records.

Double Vanity is an album that sees frontman Ryan Lindsey and bandmates Ben King, Nathan Price and Penny Pitchlynn vigorously striding ahead, transforming the raw angst of their first record, Can’t Get Past the Lips, and their irresistible second LP, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, which saw fantastic success with the infectious ‘Class Historian’ single spending over a month on the playlist at BBC 6Music. The record was dubbed “fresh and invigorating” by the NME, “unequivocally strong in their near mastery of sunny melodies and deft pop sensibilities” by Consequence Of Sound, and received further acclaim from The Independent, Noisey, Mojo and more. Their subsequent debut European tour saw sold-out shows across the capital.

BRONCHO are set to tour America through May and June with Cage The Elephant and will land in the UK for a full tour this autumn.

Pre-order Double Vanity on iTunes here and receive an instant download of previously released tracks ‘Señora Borealis’ and ‘Fantasy Boys’.

NOTHING stream new album exclusively with NME

Tired Of Tomorrow, the new full-length from Philadelphia alt rock/shoegaze phenoms NOTHING, is now streaming in full via NME.com one week ahead of its release via Relapse Records. Head to DIYmag.com to read a full track-by-track with Brandon Setta and Domenic Palermo.

Additionally, NOTHING have just announced a plethora of new media and events in celebration of the album’s release next Friday. As well as two London gigs at Rough Trade East (unplugged instore) and a full show at Moth Club, NOTHING will host an exclusive listening party and Q+A session at Sonos Studios London (tickets available here).

NOTHING want to know what YOU are tired of, and have launched a contest and interactive web page for fans to create their own memes and share them for a chance to win a merch, concert tickets and more.

NOTHING has also unveiled an exclusive emoji pack, created by Emoji Fame, the emojis are not your normal cutesy set – the band members have black eyes and missing teeth, there’s a bloody bass, and even a CoronaRita emoji to help wash it all down. The emojis represent familiar touchstones within the world NOTHING have created – look out for Nicky’s dog, white lighters, handcuffs, and a burning police car stylized like the Philadelphia PD. Gavin Rhodes, co-founder of Emoji Fame, called the emoji pack “the most twisted, edgy emojis ever released” – check out more information via the Emoji Fame app here. NOTHING and Rhodes also recently conducted a new interview with Noisey about the emojis, which you can read in full here.

In addition, as a special fan promotion, NOTHING have partnered with 15 tattoo shops across the globe to offer fans custom Tired of Tomorrow tattoos on Friday the 13th designed by Eric Kenney. Information on participating tattoo shops is available here.

NOTHING have also shared the third and fourth instalments of their six-part studio documentary about the making of Tired Of Tomorrow. Watch the videos now in this YouTube playlist, along with the music videos for album highlights, ‘Vertigo Flowers’ and ‘Eaten By Worms’.

May 13th 2016 will see the worldwide release of Tired Of Tomorrow via Relapse Records on CD / LP / Deluxe 2xLP (with two bonus tracks) / Cassette / Digital. Pre order the album here.

Tour Dates

13 – London, Rough Trade East (in-store & unplugged @ 6.30pm ltd edition LP & tickets here)
13 – London, Moth Club (tickets)

VUKOVI premiere new making-of video with Kerrang!


Rising Scottish rock outfit Vukovi go behind the scenes of their dizzying new ‘Animal’ video, shot in 360 degrees using DIY techniques, in this new ‘making-of’ video, premièring now exclusively on Kerrang!

Due May 13th through Lab Records, ‘Animal’ sees Vukovi unleashing their feral side, pounding through three and a half minutes of perfect power-pop-rock that stomps along like the fortified gates have just crashed down around the zoo and the beasts are free.

The music video for ‘Animal’ allows Vukovi to go suitably wild, smeared in tribal make-up, the camera rotates around the band, harnessing their energy and feeding it directly into our senses. “We wanted the video to be visually animalistic as well, hence why we wanted to transform ourselves away from our natural look,” explains frontwoman Janine Shilstone. “I like the thought of us looking slightly demonic to tie in with the karma theme.”

Watch ‘Animal’ on YouTube here and head to Kerrang! for the full behind the scenes video. The single is available to buy on iTunes.

June Tour Dates
1 – Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
2 – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
3 – Chester, Live Rooms
4 – London, Camden Rocks Festival
12 – Download Festival
25 – Inverness, Ironworks
26 – Aberdeen, Café Drummonds