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Monday, 15 February 2016

Hull psyche-punks Cannibal Animal release new single



Chaos reigns as Hull psychedelic doom-punks Cannibal Animal get set to release their forthcoming single, 'I Feel Alive' on February 19th via Warren Records. Calm like a bomb...boom!

Having earned their weird, delightfully messy stripes supporting the likes Surfer Blood, Kagoule and Demob Happy, the three Animals are ready to take over the asylum, or something with their latest track, 'I Feel Alive', and the forthcoming video.

The track itself deals with some pretty intense topics, that many will understand, but are sadly too afraid or nervous to confront - the beauty when it comes to Cannibal Animal, is that they're not afraid to break down walls with their twitchy, highly-addictive aggro-punk, and encourage the listener to go all Frozen and just...err, let it go.

The band comments: "We welcome you to 'I feel alive' with arms and breathing lungs wide open, we personally invite you to sit/stand/dance to this; the sound of human breakdown, that feeling of being trapped within something that you cannot possibly escape and maybe even quite possibly enjoying it, a song about sex, obsession, manipulation, anxiety and feeling alive all at the same time, join us.."

Cannibal Animal are: Luke Ellerington, Jamie Hanson and Thomas Joad Gibbins.

Armstrong Release Music Video ft. UK Muay Thai Champ Amy Pirnie



Glasgow, Scotland - Alternative Scots, Armstrong, have debuted a new music video for their song "Bend. Buckle. Break" via ESPN Music. The video stars Muay Thai boxer and current ISKA British champion Amy Pirnie. "We had initially planned on using actresses for the main roles and had the opportunity to use the Inferno Fighters gym in Rutherglen for the shoot," says vocalist Nicole Mason. "We went to speak to the guys who ran the gym and told them what we were thinking of and they suggested that actresses might not look the part and said that they could speak to Amy. For ourselves, there was no decision to make between using an actress to play the part of a fighter and using someone who actually lived and breathed the exact story we were trying to tell. The fact that Amy was the current UK champ was just an added bonus!"

The video documents a female fighter competing in a typically male-dominated sport. The band and Pirnie both hope the video will bring Muay Thai to a wider audience, particularly for female athletes. "The sport is getting increasingly popular world-wide, however I don't think it gets the recognition that it deserves," says Pirnie. "Each athlete that competes puts their life and soul into preparation which takes over all aspects of their life as the sport is hugely demanding and competitive. I would like to think that it will inspire more young females to get involved in the sport for the future!".

"Bend. Buckle. Break" is off the band's self-titled debut EP, available on iTunes.

About Armstrong:

Armstrong are Scotland's new alternative rock band. Imagine Shirley Manson fronting We Are Scientists with exciting pop melodies and described by some as Scotland's very own Paramore. Mixing choruses you can sing to with soaring rock anthems, Armstrong are already gaining a reputation as one of Scotland's most exciting live acts.

The band have been gigging since March 2015 and have played sold out shows across their home town of Glasgow alongside many successful out of town shows. Alongside debut single "Thursday Night Club" being featured as one of the best tracks of 2015 on Scuzz TV's Scuzz underground show, Armstrong have been counted as one of the twenty bands you need to watch for in 2016 by established music podcast netsounds.co.uk

Armstrong started 2016 headlining King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on 21st Jan for the penultimate night of their New Years Revolutions shows and are following up last year's success with many more shows including bring confirmed for this year's Brew at the Bog festival. Recently, the group has released their debut music video for "Bend Buck Break", which features Muay Thai boxer Amy Pirnie and premiered on ESPN.com.

VISION OF DISORDER ANNOUNCE UK DATES



Widely revered as one of the most innovative and admired bands to emerge from the never-ending collision between hardcore and metal, Vision Of Disorder will play 2 UK headline shows (June 3rd & 4th) ahead of their appearance at Temples Festival (June 5th).

UK Shows

3/6-London, Tufnell Park Dome
4/6-Glasgow, G2 Garage
5/6- Bristol, Temples Festival, Motion

IHSAHN ‘ARKTIS’ PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE



Few artists in modern heavy music have created such an extraordinary and unique body of work as Ihsahn.

Having refined and redefined black metal with the legendary Emperor, Norway’s foremost musical extremist has spent the last decade establishing himself as a fearless and wildly idiosyncratic solo artist; however, even by his own remarkable standards, Ihsahn’s sixth solo album Arktis is a bold and mind-blowing step into the unknown.

Arktis is due for release via Candlelight/ Spinefarm Records on April 8th, pre-orders are now live at the links below.

iTunes Amazon MP3 Google

THE LUMINEERS SELL OUT UK TOUR IN LESS THAN A DAY



EAGER FANS SNAP UP TICKETS AT RECORD PACE FOR THE BANDS DATES IN LONDON, MANCHESTER, GLASGOW AND BRISTOL

HEADLINE UK 2016 TOUR DATES:

Thur Apr 14 – Bristol, O2 Academy Fri Apr 15 – Glasgow, Barrowlands Tue Apr 19 – Manchester, Albert Hall Sun Apr 24 – London, O2 Brixton Academy

Platinum-selling, Denver outfit, The Lumineers, have sold out their upcoming UK tour in less than a day with over 10,000 tickets sold in less than 24 hours. Eager UK fans have helped make this the band’s quickest UK ticket sales to date, selling out massive venues across the country including a headline set at London's O2 Brixton Academy.

This news continues what is already a storming year for The Lumineers who recently announced their eagerly-awaited second album ‘Cleopatra’ – the follow-up to their multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut. Fans will no doubt be treated to songs from the new album on the upcoming tour including new single ‘Ophelia’ which recently received a stunning music video, a moving homage to Singin’ In The Rain.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘OPHELIA’ HERE:



After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, 'Ho Hey', and its follow-up, 'Stubborn Love' (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, the band earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to The Hunger Games franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, 'The Hanging Tree') and sold an impressive 3 million+ albums worldwide.

The Lumineers took the UK by storm with the release of their first album in 2012, which propelled them from appearing at Hoxton Bar & Grill as relative unknowns, to playing two consecutive sold-out nights at Brixton Academy and headlining the 10,400 capacity Alexandra Palace as household names. And it was their show-stopping performance on the Other Stage at ‎Glastonbury in 2013 that cemented their position as one of the biggest breakout bands in the world.

But Cleopatra proves original members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites – who founded the band in Ramsey, New Jersey back in 2002 – along with cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek, are neither taking their good fortune for granted, nor sitting back on their laurels.

With the help of producer Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Avett Brothers), the band ensconced themselves in The Clubhouse, a recording studio high atop a hill in rural Rhinebeck, NY, not far from Woodstock. The Lumineers then set about trying to make musical sense of their three-year-plus rollercoaster ride. Their skill at setting a visual story to music comes through amidst the delicate, deceptively simple acoustic soundscapes.

“We took the same approach this time as we did with the first album, recording demos in a small house we rented in the original Denver neighbourhood where we first moved,” explains Wesley, contributing the lyrical ideas while collaborating on the music with Jeremiah, who tackled a variety of instruments, including guitar, the very prominent piano and trademark tribal drums.

There is something timeless about this band that links their songs to 18th century pastorals, 19th century work songs, 20th century folk narratives and 21st century post-modern cinematic soundscapes. Success hasn’t spoiled The Lumineers; rather, it’s inspired them to follow their muses even further.

ATREYU Premiere New Video for "A Bitter Broken Memory" via Billboard



ATREYU are gearing up for their Download Festival appearance this June in support of last year's well-received 'Long Live' album, released via Spinefarm Records/Search and Destroy.

The Orange County band has teamed up with Billboard to premiere the video for "A Bitter Broken Memory", the new single. Watch it HERE.

Atreyu embark on a full US tour this March with Devil You Know.