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The Wands share video for new single, ‘Sound of the Machine’ | November UK tour dates announced

Debut album The Dawn set for release on November 3rd – Available on CD / Digital / 12” Coloured vinyl

Praise for The Wands

“Fur coats, bare bums, the Danish two piece appear to lead a cult following in their new video for ‘Sound of the Machine’, and given the supreme, glammed-up sound they’re sporting, it’s of little surprise… a very exciting band” -DIY

“Hailing from Denmark, psych duo The Wands are the aural sound of an acid trip at the blissed-out point when your arms appear to be made of rainbows.” – NME

“Dizzying psychedelia, sparkling 60s vibes given a defiantly alternative twist by this Danish two piece.” – Clash

“Nimble glints of light emanating from the clean guitar noodlings repeatedly poke through the shrouded, reverberating ambience.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Those of you at Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia last September will know that The Wands were one of the weekend’s highlights.” – Drowned In Sound


Danish song writing duo The Wands return this autumn with brand new offering ‘Sound of The Machine’, a brand new single that precedes the band’s forthcoming November UK live stint. The duo, comprised of childhood friends Christian Skibdal and Mads Gräs, the pair share an especially old-school mind-set when it comes to the mix, honest production, and recording to tape with analogue kit – all of which is reflected visually in this VHS-quality video. Sound of The Machine resuscitates 60’s style Psych-rock and injects a characteristically playful Wands streak, in a track about sticking the finger to the man; “there’s an island of misplaced toys / it’s a sea of sweet delight / on the planet of misfit boys / they jump at the chance of a good fight”, they sing.

The Wands’ next European tour kicks off in November, and will include the following dates in the UK.

November UK live dates:

07.11.14 The Lexington, London, UK
09.11.14 The Art School, Glasgow, UK
10.11.14 Jamcafe, Nottingham, UK
11.11.14 The Stag And Hounds, Bristol, UK
12.11.14 The Roadhouse, Manchester, UK
13.11.14 The Magnet, Liverpool, UK
15.11.14 Club Psychedelia at Lennon’s, Southampton, UK


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–          UK Headline Tour
w/ support from Freeze The Atlantic & Speaking In Italics (5th – 14th Oct 14)
– UK Tour supporting The Subways (25th – 31st Oct 14)
– Just added to Nightmare Festival in Camden (1st Nov)


Burton-On-Trent punk rock n’ roll four-piece Max Raptor crack the long tail of adoration for their 2013 debut album Mother’s Ruin (out now on Naim Edge Records) and their storming set at Sonisphere 2014 this summer, with a live schedule to get the pit circling.


Making a name for themselves as one of the most underrated young British rock groups around, Max Raptor’s live performance was given 10/10 reviews across the board at this year’s Sonisphere, also being given the “Craziest Moshpit of Sonisphere 2014 Award” by rock blog Sinister Resistance.


Heralded by Kerrang! as making “songs you can fight, f*ck or dance to” and supported by BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe & rock guru Daniel P Carter, Max Raptor’s anthemic candour and riotous live performance have established them as a cornerstone of the underground Midlands alternative rock scene.


Max Raptor are stoked to be embarking on a headline tour with support from fellow British alt-rock group, Alcopop! Records own Freeze The Atlantic, described by NME as “an impressive demonstration of grit and grace 7/10”.


The Raptor boys have also been invited by spritely garage rock band The Subways to accompany them on five nights across the UK, whilst promoting their new single My Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat.


Thereafter, Raptor return to London for the Camden High St’s Nightmare Festival, brought to you by the makers of ever-successful Camden Rocks, in full Halloween fancy dress! Visit them here on Facebook for more details:


Watch the video for the Kerrang! and Scuzz TV playlisted video for England Breathes here:


Stream the new album Mother’s Ruin (out now on Naim Edge Records) in full here (media only):




Max Raptor w/ Freeze The Atlantic & Speaking In Italics


5/10                 YORK                                     The Duchess

6/10                 NORWICH                              Waterfront

7/10                 BIRMINGHAM                       Flapper

8/10                 LEEDS                                                Temple of Boom

10/10               GLASGOW                             Nice N Sleazy

11/10               DUNDEE                                Buskers Bar

12/10               BOLTON                                 The Alma Rock and Metal Bar

13/10               LONDON                                Barfly

14/10               TUNBRIDGE WELLS                        Forum


The Subways w/ Max Raptor


25/10               PRESTON                              53 Degrees

27/10               DERBY                                               The Venue

28/10               PETERBOROUGH                Met Lounge

29/10               CAMBRIDGE                         Portland Arms

31/10               OXFORD                                Academy 2


Nightmare Festival


01/11               LONDON                                Nightmare Festival (venue tbc)


Tickets available from:

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Matt Andersen

September-October 2014 UK & Ireland Tour  


A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. With widespread acclaim for his new album Weightless, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen.


On Weightless, the New Brunswick native shifts his formidable talents as a blues performer to his song-craft, where Andersen comes out of the gate swinging with ‘I Lost My Way’, one of two co-writes with Joel Plaskett. Then he channels Van Morrison on ‘My Last Day’, before delivering ‘So Easy’, a gorgeous country ballad co-written with David Myles., while ‘Alberta Gold’., so-written with Dave Gunning, Andersen tells the all-too-common tale of Maritimers heading west to work on the oil sands. Tom Wilson (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) helps craft a rockabilly ode to a battered rust-belt town, ‘City of Dreams’, while Andersen’s Wolfville, N.S. neighbour Ryan Hupman lends a hand on three songs, including the title track, ‘Between the Lines’ and the spiritual ‘What Will You Leave’.


With 150 shows already this year, including a sold out solo performance at Toronto’s prestigious Massey Hall, after hearing the instant classic material on Weightless, it’s hard to imagine any fan of Matt Andersen – old or new – leaving unsatisfied.





Weds 24       London                                             The Islington
Fri 26           Newcastle                                        The Cluny 2
Sat 27          Sheffield                                          Shakespeares
Mon 29         Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare            Mick Murphy’s Bar
Tues 30        Dublin                                              JJ Smyth’s


Weds 1        Belfast                                              The Errigle Inn
Thurs 2        Glasgow                                            The Admiral Bar, Glasgow Americana 2014
Fri 3            Liverpool                                          Johnny’s Blues Club, Liverpool Marina
Sat 4           Southwell, Notts.                                Southwell Library    JUST ADDED
Sun 5           Leicester                                          The Musician


Praise for Weightless


“a rich mixture of blues and Americana supplemented by excellent songwriting.” The Blues Magazine (9/10)


“If you haven’t yet heard Matt Andersen, you really must, and you should start here. Not only weightless, the Canadian’s latest feels effortless too, that shoulder-rub of a voice putting the icing on some staggeringly good modern Americana.” Classic Rock (8/10)


“With his distinctive smoky soulful voice and mastery of the guitar Andersen is made for the blues… However with this album Andersen is making a compelling case for the quality of his offering in a much wider range of musical styles.” Maverick (4/5)


Weightless is a great album from a great musician.” Blues In Britain  “soulful … a powerful, commanding vocalist …” R2 (4/5)


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“Grungy-fused punk with heartfelt vocals and massive sounding basslines” – Goldflakepaint
“Summer is coming and WOAHNOWS are the soundtrack” – This Is Fake DIY
“It’s infectious….the best song WOAHNOWS have released so far” – The 405
“Skittish, sunny punk rock which takes cues from the likes of Japandroids” – AbsolutePunk
“There’s no denying that Woahnows are one of the best new bands of the year” –

WOAHNOWS Announce Free Entry UK Tour with Brawlers

Latest Single ‘Life In Reverse’ Premiered With The 405

Plymouth indie-punk trio WOAHNOWS are teaming up with friends in Brawlers for a free entry UK tour in October. The dates are as follows :

Wednesday October 15th – Old Blue Last (London)
Thursday October 16th – Rock City – Club Night (Nottingham)
Friday October 17th – Mother’s Ruin (Bristol)
Saturday October 18th – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds)

Woahnows are currently gearing up to release their debut album through Big Scary Monsters and recently unveiled a new single ‘Life In Reverse’ – available to purchase on limited edition cassette and to stream here :

The band also released a video for their track “Watching Accidents” earlier this year (

Brawlers hit the road in support of their new EP, ‘Two Minutes’, the title track for which was premiered by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 last week. The EP will be available for free download on September 22 via

WOAHNOWS Tour Dates:
September 6 – Brixton Windmill (London)
September 7 – Green Door Store UNFUN fest (Brighton)
September 20 – Southsea Fest
September 27 – Manchfester
September 28 – Underground Festival (Gloucester)
October 19 – Carefully Planned Festival (Manchester)
December 13 – Out Of Spite Festival (Leeds)

Brawlers Tour Dates:
August 25 – Deadpunk All Dayer (Bristol)
September 13 – Long Division Festival (Wakefield)
September 20 – Southsea Fest
September 22 – Deaf Institute (Manchester) w/ Jaws, Fickle Friends
September 23 – Belgrave (Leeds) w/ Jaws, Fickle Friends
September 24 – Think Tank (Newcastle) w/ Jaws, Fickle Friends
September 25 – King Tut’s (Glasgow) w/ Jaws, Fickle Friends
September 26 – East Village Arts Centre (Liverpool) w/ Jaws, Fickle Friends | |

Woahnows are:
Tim Rowing Parker – guitar & vocals
Adam Wherly – drums
Dan James – bass



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The Black Lips return to the UK for four shows this month. If you would like guest list to review or would like to do any promo with them then please give us a shout.

08/26/14    Brighton    Concorde 2
08/27/14    Leeds    Brudenell Social Club
08/28/14    Manchester    Sound Control
08/30/14    Salisbury    End of the Road Festival

They will also be back for a full UK tour in October/November.


25th Bristol, Colston Hall – TICKETS
26th Birmingham, The Oobleck – TICKETS
27th Newcastle, The Cluny – TICKETS
29th Glasgow, Stereo – TICKETS
30th Edinburgh, Electric Circus – TICKETS
31st Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre – TICKETS


1st Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City Festival Closing Party – TICKETS
2nd Sheffield, The Harley – TICKETS
4th London, Scala – TICKETS

The Black Lips are:

Cole Alexander – Guitar/Vocals
Jared Swilley – Bass/Vocals
Jack Hines – Guitar/Vocals
Joe Bradley – Drums/Vocals

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