Fans of Ace Enders can become backers of the latest I Can Make A Mess project via the band’s Kickstarter page. Pledge your support for rewards including limited edition screen prints, photo books and even a show in your own living room.


In Adelaide, Australia local band Machete are writing songs and getting around shoeless. Bella wrangled the entire band together to have a chat about how they got to this point. Read it here.


Having only shot their latest  video last week, Francesqa are already on the brink of debuting it to the masses. At 5pm tonight their new website will launch along with their music video for ‘All I Had’ and we can barely contain our excitement! Be sure to head over to francesqa.com this evening to see it for yourselves.

Don’t forget their headlining tour kicks off in just over two weeks with support from The Dangerous Summer. Tickets are going fast so be sure to snap them up to avoid disappointment!

11.02 – Norwich, Arts Centre
12.02 – High Wycombe, Bucks University
13.02 – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
15.02 – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
16.02 – Newcastle, Academy 2
17.02 – Glasgow, King Tuts
18.02 – Derry, Nerve Centre
19.02 – Belfast, Speakeasy
20.02 – Dublin, Academy 2
22.02 – Leeds, Cockpit
23.02 – Manchester, Roadhouse
24.02 – London, Borderline
25.02 – Oxford, Academy 2
26.02 – Southampton, Joiners
27.02 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach


We’re absolutely thrilled that the fantastic Fireworks are coming back to the UK in March and even more excited that Make Do And Mend will be supporting. It’s going to be a brilliant tour so try to get to your nearest date if you’re a poppunk fan!

19.03 – Kingston, Fighting Cocks
20.03 – Bournemouth, Ibar
21.03 – Birmingham, Club Academy
22.03 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
23.03 – Exeter, Cavern
24.03 – Nottingham, Rock City – Basement
25.03 – Newcastle, Academy 2
27.03 – Glasgow, King Tuts
28.03 – Sheffield, Corporation – Small Room
29.03 – Leeds, Cockpit
30.03 – Manchester, Moho
31.03 – Oxford, Academy 2
1.04 – London, Borderline



Groezrock tickets go on sale tomorrow! And if you hadn’t already made up your mind then just remember that the legendary Thursday are not only playing TWO full length sets but one of those will be a performance of Full Collapse in its entirety. Definite no-brainer.


Colorado duo are coming back to the UK in May, with the full intention of making everyone holler until they pass out. The dates are as follows:

23.05 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
24.05 –  Cardiff, Solus
25.05 – Birmingham, HMV Institue
26.05 – Norwich, Waterfront
30.05 – Glasgow, ABC
31.05 – Manchester, Academy 2
2.06 – Nottingham, Rock City
3.06 – Belfast, Mandela Hall
4.06 – Dublin, Academy

The band are also rumoured to be playing Slam Dunk Festival over May Bank Holiday.


Some of our favourite Welshies, The Blackout, have released a new song ‘Ambition Is Critical’ from forthcoming album, Hope, which is scheduled for release in April. Check out the video to accompany the track above, which was filmed while they were supporting Limp Bizkit last year.

Ambition Is Critical is available as a free download from the band’s website here


With the clock nearing midnight, Ben Jorgensen finally stepped behind the mic, accompanied by his friend, tour buddy and sometimes merch guy, Wes. Instantly getting to what he knew everyone wanted to hear, the ex front-man turned solo artist opened with Armor For Sleep’s broadly cherished song ‘Car Underwater’ from 2005’s What to Do When You Are Dead. read more


You may not have heard of Californian born Ally Burnett just yet, but we are willing to bet by the end of the year she’d have been snapped up by a major label and will be blowing up stereos everywhere. Already being featured heavily on MTV, Ally’s blend of rock and pop sucked us in, so CtrlAltRock thought we would catch up with her and get to know her a bit better. Read more