REVIEW: PEOPLE AND THINGS – JACK’S MANNEQUIN

Over all it’s a great progression from ‘The Glass Passenger’ – its usual Jack’s Mannequin but stronger, growing…the band has ventured into third-album territory and come out the other side with an impressive set of songs. It’s satisfying mix of fast and slow, various instruments and feelings and leaves an all-round positive feeling behind in its wake…read more

YOU ME AT SIX: NEW SINGLE, NEW TOUR

After flying into the charts at number 3 with their third album ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, You Me At Six will release second single Bite My Tongue on November 28th. The track features Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes and showcases the band’s heavier side.

They have  also confirmed their biggest headline tour to date. Culminating in London’s Brixton Academy on April 2nd, the tour sees the band playing big venues in almost all major cities:

17.03 – Academy, Leicester
18.03 – Rock City
, Nottingham
20.03 – Academy, Bournemouth
21.03 – Westland Centre, 
Yeovil
23.03 – The Great Hall
, Cardiff
24.03 – University, Liverpool
25.03 – Academy
, Newcastle
27.03 – SECC Hall 3, 
Glasgow
28.03 – Apollo 3,
 
Manchester
01.04 – Ballroom, 
Birmingham
02.04 – Brixton Academy, London

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS UK TOUR

Lower Than Atlantis with special guests Sights & Sounds and Marines.

20.01 – Joiners, Southampton
21.01 – CF10, Cardiff
22.01 – Academy 3, Birmingham
23.01 – Academy 2, Newcastle
24.01 – King Tuts, Glasgow
25.01 – Roadhouse, Manchester
26.01 – Rock City, Nottingham
27.01 – Garage, London

Tickets are available now from livenation

PATRICK STUMP: SOUL PUNK

When Patrick Stump announced after Fall Out Boy’s split in 2009 that he would be focusing on a solo career, it was met with both excitement and apprehension. Would the singer/guitarist follow the pop-punk route of his band’s music, or – like his band mates Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman (now members of heavy-rock act The Damned Things) – head in a completely different musical direction? Some two years later and the answer to this question was provided in the form of Stump’s début album ‘Soul Punk’ read more

BLITZ KIDS UK TOUR

Currently busy in LA  with John Feldmann working on their  follow up to this summers Vagrants and Vagabonds, Blitz Kids have announced their rescheduled October dates for December:

01.12 – Masque, Liverpool
04.12 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
006.12 – Cockpit 3, Leeds
08.12 – The Riverside, Selby
09.12 – Underground, Stoke
11.12 – Hobos, Bridgend
12.12 – The Croft, Bristol
13.12 – Face Bar, Reading
14.12 – Boileroom, Guildford
15.12 – Joiners, Southampton

CARTEL – IN STEREO REVIEW

Not that there’s any pressure on Cartel or anything, but they do have this rep as one of the Best Freakin’ Bands Of All Time in the pop-rock world. Definitely not the most recognised, nor the most toured, but they have an ability to churn out fantastic tracks, one after the other, on every single release they put out. So it’s enough to leave anyone hesitant to know that the recipe for hopeful success has been changed this time around. With the departure of bassist Jeff Lett, the parting of ways with Wind Up Records and the decision to release ‘In Stereo’ purely in digital form, apprehensiveness is excusable. Read more…

BROADWAY CALLS INTERVIEW

One of the hardest working bands out there, and certainly close to being our favourite bunch of dudes behind some instruments,Broadway Calls are popping up all over America right now to promote the release of their latest EP ‘Toxic Kids‘. The lovely Ty Vaughan gave us a few minutes of his time and answered a couple of questions about the new music and getting back to the UK..

FOUR YEAR STRONG ANNOUNCE RETURN TO UK

Four Year Strong have announced that they will be returning to the UK in early 2012 in support of their soon-to be released album ‘In Some Way Shape or Form’. Dates are as follows:

25.01 – Concorde, Brighton
26.01 – Insitute, Birmingham
27.01 – Met Uni, Leeds
28.01- Garage, Glasgow
29.01 – Academy 2, Manchester
21.01 – Pyramids, Portsmouth
01.01 – Koko, London

GYM CLASS HEROES LIVE REVIEW

The arrival of Gym Class Heroes on stage is met with screams that say quite clearly; three years has been way too long. Indeed, bassist Eric Roberts, and drummer Matt McGinley look almost as excited as everyone else as they bound on stage, followed suit by guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasahgo (guitars), and unofficial co-vocalist Dejesus, who comes on brandishing a flag almost as tall as him, emblazoned with the GCH logo. But of course, the loudest screams are saved for vocalist Travie McCoy…read more