UK quintet The Afterparty announce new UK tour dates for June & July plus a special appearance at Download Festival 2013 opening the Jager Acoustic Stage on Saturday, June 15th.
Vocalist Nic Matthews says he is “stoked to be heading out on the road again and to be invited to play Download is a dream come true”.
15th – Download Festival
20th – Mad Ferret, Preston*
21st – The Tunnels, Aberdeen*
22nd – The Basement, Leicester*
23rd – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff*
24th – Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury*
*with Next Stop Atlanta
17th – B2, Norwich
18th – The Flapper, Birmingham
19th – Islington Academy 2, London
21st – Joiners, Southampton
22nd – CLWB Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd – The Underground, Stoke
24th – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
25th – Brickyard, Carlisle
26th – Space Bar, Newcastle
27th – Fac251, Manchester
You can view The Afterparty’s latest video for ‘Liar, Liar’ here:
Australian three piece Valentiine release their new single Chucky on 17th June via Integrity Records and album also titled Valentiine a week later.
Their current single Love Like was featured on Radio 1 Phil & Alice show and made no.1 in the Amazing Radio chart.
The Band also play a UK tour. Full list of dates and band info below.
VALENTIINE – HEADLINE UK TOUR – JUNE 2013
10th Leeds The Packhorse
Tel: 0113 2453980
208 Woodhouse Lane
11th Hull The Adelphi Club
Tel: 01482 348216
89 De Grey Street
13th Sheffield O2 Academy 2
Tel: 0114 2537777
14th Newcastle Think Tank
Hoults Yard, Walker Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
15th Edinburgh The Wee Red Bar
Tel: 0131 6515859
Edinburgh College Of Art
17th Brighton Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
Tel: 01273 749465
18th Camden The Dublin Castle
Tel: 020 74851773
20th Birmingham Asylum 2
Tel: 0121 2331109
Hampton Street, Hockley
21st Manchester Dry Bar
Tel: 0161 2369840
22nd Leicester Lock 42
Tel: 0116 2230303
Valentiine release their eponymous debut album via Integrity Records on 1st July, preceded by new single ‘Chucky’ on 17th June, alongside their first headline UK tour.
Valentiine are 3 girls from Melbourne, Australia, who reincarnate the heavy 90’s into something beautiful, dirty pop hooks drowned in the honesty of screaming vocals with seething cheerleader harmonies over the top.
New single ‘Chucky’ and its video show the band’s dark humour as they recount their own ‘morning after’ hangover blues in graphic detail. The single’s b-side, the heavier, moody slow-burn ‘Beauty Lies’.
“That song has got a bad attitude, like a snotty bratty version of Republika. I love it.”
BBC Radio 1 Phil and Alice
‘Awesome. Disgusting. I love it!’ Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio / Other Woman Blog
‘Chucky’ follows debut single ‘Love Like’ which was A-listed, Breakfast Show Record of the Week and went Top 3 in the Amazing Radio chart, B-listed on Bloodstock Radio and received spot plays on Radio 1’s Phil and Alice show, Q and several regional specialist shows.
‘The best Australian band you’ve never heard of’ The Guardian
‘Something different, something special‘ Musicosis
‘Riff laden, hard rocking‘ Loud Horizon
Valentiine’s 11-track album is out on CD on 1st July but will be available as a special pre-release from all UK shows. It also has full distribution via iTunes (pre-order now), Amazon and other download stores.
The Valentiine tour hits the following venues through June: 10th Leeds The Packhorse / 11th Hull The Adelphi / 13th Sheffield O2 Academy 2 / 14th Newcastle Think Tank / 15th Edinburgh Wee Red Bar / 17th Brighton Sticky Mike’s / 18th London Camden Dublin Castle / 20th Birmingham Asylum 2
21st Manchester Dry Bar / 22nd Leicester Lock 42
announce special guests for Metal Hammer UK
Golden Gods Awards
25th Anniversary Tour supported
by LACUNA COIL
Thirteen albums into PARADISE LOST’s 25 year career, namedropping is pointless. The only band they can and should be held up against for comparison and consideration is PARADISE LOST.
With a career dating back to 1988, and their official recording debut in 1990 (Lost Paradise), the band has been riding and rollercoaster of highs and lows. Guitarist Aaron Aedy remembers the early days: “I remember our first rehearsal at Studio X in the Dean Clough complex of Halifax, it was Saturday March 26th between the hours of one and four pm. We had a few ideas flying around and managed to write our first opus ‘Blood-filled-eyes’ and start our 2nd ‘Plains of Desolation’, I can only describe these songs as unique.Afterwards we all went to the pub after to celebrate. Three and a half months later we were playing live, supporting Acid Reign and Re-Animator at the legendary Frog and Toad Night Club in Bradford. We had a 30 minute slot and only 15 minutes of music so we played one song twice, attempted a Sodom cover we hadn’t even learned and Nick [Holmes, vocals] did his stand up for the rest of it.”
Over their following career, PARADISE LOST have not only created and defined genres and styles, but almost immediately transcended them. From the crawling, harrowing doom of their 1990 debut ‘Lost Paradise’, to the electronic flourishes prevalent in 1997′s ‘One Second’, 1999′s ‘Host’ and 2007′s comeback to the heavier side of metal “In Requiem” and the latest opus “Tragic Idol” in 2012, their sound has continued to evolve vastly, but haunting melody and dark rock power has remained at the very core of their identity.
In 1991 the band released ‘Gothic’, not so much an album title as the definition for an entire genre, while the influence 1995′s huge-selling masterpiece ‘Draconian Times’ – the missing link between Metallica and the Sisters of Mercy – echoes loudly in today’s scene, with the likes of Cradle of Filth, Nightwish and HIM owing a huge debt to their knack for injecting heavy rock with their trademark dark sheen.
Now it’s time to celebrate 25 years of glamour and gloom with a very special show at the Metal Hammer Gloden Gods Awards that will be held on June 17 at London’s esteemed Indigo2 venue (headlined by that other British legend called Motorhead).
PARADISE LOST invited their friends Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) as special guests to present a very special set-list. Cristina: “I am so very excited to announce that my friends PARADISE LOST are performing live at this year’s annual award show of Metal Hammer UK at the Indigo2 in London on Monday 17th June… and I’m going to perform with them! SO very excited!!!! Come and join us!
There are also some very special 25th anniversary shows coming up that PARADISE LOST will play with Lacuna Coil and some very special guests TBC, the dates of which are as follows:
Oct 30th – Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall (www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct 31st – Glasgow – ABC (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov 1st – Manchester – Ritz (www.kililive.com)
Nov 3rd – London – Roundhouse (www.kililive.com)
Nick had this to say about the forthcoming anniversary shows: “25 years IS a long time, on the surface we may look ramshackled, but playing music for so many years has kept us young in our hearts and I truly believe that a youthful spirit is one of the greatest things you can’t buy in a pub.
We have written many albums, played many concerts; we are older and not really any wiser, but there is a strong possibility we may play a song you thought we never would. So please come along and join the celebrations with us, including our biggest UK headline show to date!”
Cristina (Lacuna Coil) adds: “PARADISE LOST were in between the bands that strongly influenced me as a singer, when I started my career with Lacuna Coil, so it is just awesome for me to realise we’ll share the stage with them on this upcoming tour. I am sure that the dark vibe coming from the stage will totally embrace old school and new fans making it an event you absolutely CAN’T miss! Boy, I can’t wait!!!”
Stay tuned for more exciting anniversary announcements including a special audio surprise for fans!
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Cara Luft Set To Release ‘Darlingford’ In The UK Alongside UK Tour Dates
Juno award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth, yet willing to alter the fabric, stretch the boundaries and fearlessly bend genres and styles. Her much-anticipated third solo album, Darlingford, set for a UK release on June 3rd is a stunning new collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences and informed throughout with her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. Recorded primarily in old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies, the album shines a bright light on Cara’s skill at turning personal heartbreak into universal themes that resonate deeply with listeners. Darlingford is a musically profound, undeniably rich example of life informing art.
Luft deserves her solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers. Her engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. A co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Cara was the spark behind the group. Her spirit and innate musicianship were instrumental in their rise to the forefront of the North American roots music scene. Since leaving the trio, Luft has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe with her solo performances. She is clearly at home on the stage, and invites audiences into her world with a rare and endlessly appealing confidence and humility. Cara’s the real deal, there’s nothing pretentious about her. And that sense of honesty, integrity, personality and spontaneity permeates both her music and her live shows.
JUNE 2013 …
7th Sligo, IE – Hawks Well Theatre 071 9161518 www.hawkswell.com/
8th Galway, IE – Roisin Dubh (upstairs) 353 91 509960 http://www.roisindubh.net/
9th Dublin, IE – Whelan’s Upstairs 1890 200 078 www.whelanslive.com/
10th Ballymore Eustace, IE – Mick Murphy’s
11th Limerick, IE – The Loft @ Locke Bar 353 61 413733 http://www.lockebar.com/
12th Ballybofey, IE – Balor Arts Centre 00353 74 9131840 http://www.balorartscentre.com/
13th Halifax, Yorkshire – Square Chapel Centre 01422 349422 www.squarechapel.co.uk
14th Southport – The Atkinson 01704 533 333 www.theatkinson.co.uk
16th Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Folk Present @ The Hive 01743 234970 www.hiveonline.org.uk/
18th Birmingham, Kings Heath – The Kitchen Garden Café 0121 443 4725 www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
19th Castle Hedingham, Essex – Hedingham Castle 01787 460261 http://www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk/
21st Mylor, Cornwall – Mylor Session Summers Special www.mylorsessions.co.uk/
22nd Hindhead, Surrey – Grayshott Folk Club 01428 604 798 www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk/
25th Battle, E Sussex – Mrs Yarrington’s @ The Senlac Inn 01424 773344 www.mrsyarringtons.me.uk
26th Lewes – Union Music Present @ The Elephant and Castle 01273474053 www.unionmusicstore.com/
27th Pontypridd, Wales – Muni Arts Centre 08000 147 111 www.rct-arts.co.uk
28th Porthcawl, Wales – Grand Pavilion 01656 815995 www.grandpavilion.co.uk/
29th Builth Wells, Wales – Wyeside Arts Centre 01982 552555 www.wyeside.co.uk
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