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What if you really REALLY loved your part time job? …but, what if it didn’t pay enough?    Well then you may be in Wheatus.    It’s a special time for music.  Not too much of it sticks and when it does well, it usually isn’t everyone’s cuppa.     “…we really don’t run into people who don’t like Dirtbag, including us”,   Wheatus frontman, producer, songwriter Brendan Brown quotes, whilst fiddling with a vacuum tube that reads  “Made In West Germany”.   It seems that Wheatus do indeed still love playing their multi-platinum, ubiquitous 2001 classic, Teenage Dirtbag.
“I grew up idolizing Rush & AC/DC. Bands that last forever…One of the fears I had when Dirtbag kicked off was that it would get old quick or be received as a fad…I was wrong to worry about that. It feels new every night. I think that’s because it’s hard to play correctly, but what the hell do I know?”

It has not been an easy go for Brown & crew.  They scrape recording & touring budgets together by selling last years gear on ebay.  “It’s an interesting paradox that people won’t buy music but they still buy the stuff to make it and that we can carry on that way…together, we found a way forward.   I still can’t believe it started 15 years ago though…that’s hard to imagine for a song that continues to be renewed.   We owe a debt to that album and to the people who remember us.”

So yes, at least one band from before the days of iTunes & Spotify have found a way forward …and forward they come, on a full tour of the UK, Ireland & EU playing their ENTIRE FIRST ALBUM plus songs from their 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, 6th & 7th

September 2015
18th Newton Abbot The Jolly Farmer
19th Swansea The Scene
20th Bristol Thekla
21st  St Albans – The Horn
22nd Gloucester Guildhall
23rd  Holyhead Ucheldre Centre
29th Leeds Key Club
30th Manchester Academy 3
October 2015
1st Glasgow O2 ABC2
2nd Aberdeen Tunnels
3rd Newcastle O2 Academy2
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6th Birmingham O2 Academy2
7th Southampton Talking Heads
8th London Electric Ballroom
9th Guildford Boiler Rooms
10th Harlow The Square
11th Norwich Waterfront
12th Brighton Komedia

Tickets are on sale from NOW!


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THE COLOR MORALE announce headline London show on 17th May 

Also supporting Beartooth and playing Slam Dunk Festival

Illinois five-piece The Color Morale are set to return to the UK next month to play Slam Dunk Festival and support Beartooth. In addition to these dates, they’ve now announced a headline show at the O2 Islington Academy 2 on 17th May. As frontman Garret Rapp says: “We’re very excited to be a part of this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. This has been a bucket list goal for The Color Morale and we’ve been waiting for this one in particular!  Also super stoked to be coming across the pond with our brothers in Beartooth. Make sure to come see us at both, we’re going to get extra rowdy for these dates.”

The Color Morale released their latest album ‘Hold On Pain Ends’ via Fearless Records in 2014 and have been busy traversing the globe bringing their new music, along with classic fan favourites to a legion of dedicated followers, having played the likes of Soundwave Festival in Australia and their own Hold On Pain Ends headline run in the US.


17.05.15    London       O2 Academy2 Islington (TCM headline)
18.05.15    Reading      The Bowery District (w/ Beartooth)
19.05.15    Bournemouth    The Anvil (w/ Beartooth)
20.05.15    Northampton    Roadmenders (w/ Beartooth)
21.05.15    Carlisle      Brickyard (w/ Beartooth)
22.05.15    Edinburgh      Studio 24 (w/ Beartooth)
23.05.15    Leeds      Slam Dunk Festival
24.05.15    Wolverhampton    Slam Dunk Festival
25.05.15    Hatfield      Slam Dunk Festival


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Industrialized Metal Mob THE DEFILED will return to the UK next month for their first tour of 2015, supporting Nu-Metal legends COAL CHAMBER. The four piece step in for AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE who have had to pull out of the tour due to a personal issue. Also appearing on the bill are special guests SOIL, and openers DOPE.

‘We’re stoked to announce we are going to be joining our friends in Coal Chamber and Soil again.” Says Stitch D. “It’s been a long time since we’ve played with these guys so we can’t wait. The 17 year old me is well chuffed!’

Check out their latest video for ‘Five Minutes’ here:

The band have been holed up in Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in LA, working on new material with producer John ‘Lou’ Lousteau (Foo Fighters, The Birds Of Satan, Against Me!), their first since 2013’s ‘Daggers’ album. Of the recording experience, Stitch says:

“Getting to record at 606 has been such an insane experience. My two favorite bands of all time are Foo Fighters and Nirvana, so being able to record at Dave Grohl’s place – not only surrounded by all the guitars, drums and memorabilia that I grew up watching on TV and looking at in magazines, but to record on the famous sound city desk which the greatest albums of all time have been recorded on – is utterly incredible. The sound from the desk is truly like no other.

I actually used to have a picture on my wall in my bedroom when I was 13 of Kurt’s smashed guitar on the desk from when Nirvana were recording Nevermind…crazy how some things turn out”

Catch THE DEFILED at the following shows:

20.05.15 – Leeds / Stylus
21.05.15 – Norwich / THE LCR
22.05.15 – Warwick / Copper Rooms
23.05.15 – Notthingham / Rock City
24.05.15 – Glasgow / ABC
26.05.15 – Bristol / Motion
27.05.15 – Exeter / Lemon Grove
28.05.15 – Brighton / Concorde 2
29.05.15 – Wolverhampton / Wulfrun
30.05.15 – Manchester / The Ritz
31.05.15 – London / Koko

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American Pie movie star THOMAS NICHOLAS is back with new full length album entitled ‘Security’ due for release on May 25th 2015 via PledgeMusic.  Fans can already check out the first single to be taken from the forthcoming release ‘Don’t Stop’ by clicking the link below:

Listen to the track on Soundcloud here,

Nicholas thought long and hard when it came to the process of launching his new album and decided that with PledgeMusic he could build a strong foundation for the release whilst also supporting a great cause, as PledgeMusic now offer the option to support a non profit organisation as part of your campaign. In this case, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is the benefactor of the Thomas Nicholas Band campaign. The centre, founded in 1962 is a paediatric treatment & research facility that focuses on the treatment of catastrophic diseases.

As well as supporting this excellent cause the campaign will also offer numerous exclusive items that cannot be purchased anywhere else, including signed American Pie memorabilia and copies of the album on vinyl which is a format the band have never released music on before.

See more details on the campaign here: Or

You can also check out an article here on how his iPhone played a big part in the recording process.

The Thomas Nicholas Band will return to the UK next month to play the below dates.

Check Out The Thomas Nicholas Band at these dates:

  • 24th April – Milton Keynes @ The Craufurd Arms
  • 25th April – Bristol @ Hit The Deck Festival
  • 26th April – Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Festival
  • 27th April – Kingston @ Banquet Records
  • 28th April – London @ Aces & Eights
  • 29th April – Swansea – The Scene
  • 30th April – London @ Tooting Tram & Social
  • 1st May – Bournemouth @ Sound Circus
  • 3rd May – Mountain Ash @ Mountain Ash Inn
  • 4th May – Cardiff @ The Moon Club

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Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen

Out 18th May on Navigator Records

Bottle is the first album by the dream duo – Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen. These highly regarded artists from either side of the Atlantic have come together and mixed hardcore ‘Americana’ with hardcore ‘Anglicana’ and the results are inventive and thrilling. Made up of traditional material from both sides of the pond – and influences altogether other – Bottle, features fiddle, electric guitar, banjo and bass drum and is brimming with passion and energy. The 13 tracks include Buffalo, Logan’s Lament and Castle By the Sea from America, alongside the Copper Family’s Cats and Dogs, May Song and Whitby Lad from our own shores. The two artists met in the 1990s when they were teenagers but it was the offer of a duo appearance by a Czech festival (Folkové Prázdniny) and UK tours in 2013 and 2014 that finally provided the opportunity for them to record together. Bottle is the stunning result.

…this is a friendship that has been around, despite miles of distance and long times not speaking, punctuated by little cards or tapes, albums in the post, random nights in Massachusetts involving chicken wings.. or in Whitby or Bath, bottles of whisky and vans and caravans, petroleum-powered ships passing in the night.  It really was time we did something with all of that.. and now this album is in its little bottle backwards and forwards over the sea..(Eliza Carthy)

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American traditional music with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. Tim combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges across seven solo albums of northern roots American music and he’s appeared on more than 20 others in a breathtaking range of genres – (hardcore punk, symphonic, Oromo gospel, Czech folk rock, shape note, Afro Cuban jazz, Bosnian pop and bluegrass at last count). Eriksen’s compositions have also been featured in films including Billy Bob Thornton’s Chrystal and the documentary Behold the Earth. Eriksen’s other notable work includes contributions to Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain and the 2010 Grammy-nominated album Across the Divide with Afro-Cuban world-jazz pianist Omar Sosa.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades, over a twenty-six year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Joan Baez. In 2014, Eliza recorded an acclaimed duo album with her father, the legendary guitarist, Martin Carthy – and at the 2015 BBC 6Music Festival, she performed live with rap/poet Kate Tempest. Eliza was recently awarded an MBE, is an Artistic Associate of The Sage in Gateshead and vice president of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.

Bottle track listing:

Logan’s Lament
Castle By the Sea
Cats and Dogs ( You Seamen Bold)
May Song
Prodigal Son
Sweet Susan
10,000 Miles
Whitby Lad (Botany Bay)
Sailor ’s Wedding/The Swiss Boy
Love Farewell


21 May – Edinburgh House Concert, EDINBURGH
22 May – ARC, Stockton Arts Centre STOCKTON ON TEES /01642 525199 / /
23 May – Hexham Gathering, Queen’s Hall, BARDON MILL / 01434 652477
24 May – Waterdale, DONCASTER /01302 303959
25 May – Fruit, HULL /01482 221113 /
26 May – Guildhall Arts Centre GRANTHAM /01476 406158 /
27 May – The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, SALTAIRE / 01274 594021 / 07855164182 /         
28 May – The Met, BURY 0161 7612216 /
29 May – St Pancras Old Church, LONDON /
30 May – Chipping Norton Theatre, CHIPPING NORTON /01608 642350 /
31 May – National Centre for Early Music, YORK / 01904 658338 /

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