Easily the most notable thing about the previous record from Florida-based band We The Kings entitled ‘Smile Kid’ was that the name of the album was true to its sentiment. Every single one of the twelve songs were upbeat and sugary to the point of sickly sweet, and it was hardly an album that one could listen to if they wanted to be miserable. It seems that, on their third album ‘Sunshine State Of Mind’ this mentality is carried on in a big way. read more


Yellowcard and Saves The Day will be touring the UK together later this year in a co-headline run. The dates are as follows:

28.11 – Garage, Glasgow
29.11 – HMV Institute, Birmingham
30.11 – Academy 2, Manchester
1.12 – HMV Forum, London


We had a listen to Young Guns debut album All Our Kings Are Dead: Gold Edition in celebration of their stunning debut album turning one this month. Our thoughts on the bonus material that comes with the new package can be read here. While these lads are out in Thailand creating their sophmore album it might be worth snapping up tickets for their September tour.


Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have announced a six-city  tour for October 2011. Memphis rockers Lucero will support on their first ever visit to Australia.

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 22nd July

19.08 – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
20.08 – Enmore Theatre,  Sydney
21.08 – Panthers, Newcastle
22.08 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
23.08 – Metro City, Perth
25.08 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Dropkick Murphys new album ‘Going Out In Style’ is out now through Dew Process.

The RAD BROMANCE TOUR feat. I Am Villain and Ladies & Gentlemen

This August will see Brisbane pop punk upstarts I Am Villain and Sydney’s dazzling pop rock group Ladies & Gentlemen embark on a short east coast co headlining tour taking in Bunbury, Sydney and Melbourne

Formed during the late spring of 2009 I Am Villain has been making a name for themselves with their dynamic infusion of pop-punk and melodic hardcore locally as well as internationally.
Having released their debut EP ‘One Night, One Victim’ earlier this year, the band have been touring relentlessly supporting a diverse range of acts including The Chariot (USA), Oh Sleeper (USA) and Stealing O’Neal winning over one fan at a time.

Ladies And Gentlemen have been turning heads since the release of their pop rock inspired debut EP ‘Brighter Lights’. Honing their craft cris crossing the country sharing the stage with the likes of Emery (USA) , Cute Is What We Aim For (USA) and Valencia (USA) whilst headlining their own successful shows Ladies And Gentlemen are beginning to make their mark

30.07 – The Sounds Of Shilloutte Festival, Bunbury, WA All Ages*
With The Mission In Motion, Tonight Alive and many more
Tickets availablewww.oztix.com.au

05.08 – The Cambridge 18+, Newcastle
With Guests: Crystal Cove, Second Opinion, Swallow Your Pride
Tickets available at the door

06.08 – The Valve Bar, Sydney, NSW All Ages
With Special Guests: Uncorrected + TBA
Tickets Available At The Door

06.08 – SFX Sydney, NSW 18+
Tickets available at the door

07.08 – Spectrum , Sydney, NSW 18+ *
With Guests: City Lights Fade, Mayhem Addition, Wake The Giants
Tickets available at the door

12.08 – Shotgun, Wheelers Hill, Vic 18+
With Guests: Three Time Thrill, Conscious Control

13.08 – Fist 2 Face Instore, Ringwood, Vic All Ages
Free Entry

13.08 – Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood Vic 18+
With Guests: The Playbook, Strickland, Raise The Stakes
Tickets available at the door
*Ladies & Gentlemen not appearing


Having barely left the UK after playing a slew of festivals this weekend All Time Low are already promising an extensive return to our shores in the new year:

14.01 – Academy,  Glasgow
15.01 – Academy, Newcastle
16.01 – 53 Degrees, Preston
21.01 – Apollo, Manchester
23.01  – Academy, Sheffield
24.01 – Rock City, Nottingham
26.01 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
28.01 – Academy, Birmingham
29.01 – Cardiff University, Cardiff
30.01 – Academy, Bristol
01.02 – Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil
02.02 – Guildhall, Southampton
03.02 – HMV Apollo, London


Fresh from their slots at T in the Park and Sonisphere, You Me At Six have announced a seven date tour in October

08.10 – 53 Degrees, Preston
09.10 – Empire, Middlesbrough
10.10 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
12.10 – Academy, Leeds
13.10 – Guildhall, Southampton
14.10 – Winter Gardens, Margate
15.10 – Brixton Academy, London

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9.30am on Friday July 15th from the usual outlets.