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So some of you may be wondering, “who the hell is Thomas Nicholas?” – well I’m sure you may be slightly more familiar with his face from seeing the box office hit movie AMERICAN PIE and its sequels where Nicholas plays Kevin Myers.

As well as a longstanding career in acting from the age of 7, Thom also has a great passion for music and has been performing for many years, with his debut album ‘Without Warning’ released in 2008.

His new single ‘Terrified’ is taken from his latest EP ‘Security’ which was released earlier this year and written with the help of Caleb Turman (Forever the Sickest Kids).


Thomas Nicholas and Matt Kennedy (The Dangerous Summer) are returning to the UK for their third acoustic duo tour, which will include after parties with alternate DJ sets by Nicholas.

Catch Thomas Nicholas at the below dates;

Nicholas will be seen on the upcoming FOX TV series entitled ‘Red Band Society’ He portrays the role of Nick, a rock musician that volunteers at the kid’s hospital.

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Nine Below Zero reform classic line-up for autumn tour.


To mark the re-release of their two critically acclaimed A&M studio albums from the 1980s, Nine Below Zero have reformed their classic ‘Young Ones’ line-up for a special UK tour this autumn.


Nine Below Zero tour with the classic line-up of all four original band members; Dennis Greaves (guitar/vocals), Mark Feltham (harmonica), Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey (drums) and Brian Bethell (bass). Mickey played live with the band for the first time since the 80s in November 2012 at the 30th Anniversary gig in Islington and now rejoins the band on permanent basis.


Speaking about the tour, front-man Dennis Greaves said “We are only performing songs from the first three albums – Live At The Marquee, Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree – all of which have now been re-released by Universal.  To be back on tour with all the guys is incredible….the energy, enthusiasm and the magic are back.”


Mickey and Dennis co-wrote many of the songs on Don’t Point Your Finger and Third Degree. These two classic albums were re-packaged, re-mastered and released through Universal Music earlier this year. Don’t Point Your Finger, originally released in 1981, was Nine Below Zero’s second album. Recorded in 12 days at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes and produced by the legendary Glyn Johns.


Dennis says, “We were walking in the footsteps of some of the all-time greats. Led Zeppelin’s first album was recorded there, along with Who’s Next and Beggars Banquet by The Stones. It was the most inspiring experience.”


The double CD also includes a live performance recorded for BBC Radio One’s In Concert series in 1981 at The Granary Club in Bristol. Third Degree, originally released in 1982, included the single ’11+11′, which was performed on the first episode of cult TV show, The Young Ones. This album spent six weeks in the album chart. David Bailey, renowned photographer of The Beatles, The Stones and the Kray Twins (to name a few), took the photograph for the album front cover artwork.


Nine Below Zero originally recorded Third Degree, again with Glyn Johns, at his studio in Sussex. However, with its raw sound, A&M wanted to hear the record with a more clinical production and the band went on to re-record it with producer Simon Boswell. Now available for the first time, Johns’ original recording is on the re-release along with the more familiar version of the album.


“We never had a hit single, but we became a cult band with an almost fanatical following. It will be great for us all to reconnect with the fans” Dennis concludes.

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Watch new video for ‘Soft Skin’ 

UK live dates start 6th October |

Copenhagen’s Shiny Darkly have unveiled the new video for their debut UK single ‘Soft Skin’, released Oct 6th via Crunchy Frog Records. The video is the perfect accompaniment to the dark drama of the track and was directed by Frederik Valentin, who has made videos for Lust for Youth and his own act Complicated Universal Cum.

The striking video took its inspiration from an old photograph of the legendary band The Stranglers, whilst making references to images from rock’n’roll history, including the iconic Sticky Fingers front cover and Thin White Duke era Bowie. Watch the video now on YouTube.

Having already played shows across Europe and the US, performing at festivals including Roskilde Festival, Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn Festival, Eurosonic Festival and SXSW, Shiny Darkly have their sights firmly set on the UK. ‘Soft Skin’ is the first track to be taken from the band’s debut album Little Earth, due for release in 2015.

Shiny Darkly’s brand of psyche indebted post-punk takes discordant guitar stabs and synth drones with nightmarishly catchy choruses. The band bring their intense live show to the UK on Oct 6th the release of ‘Soft Skin’.

Shiny Darkly are Kristoffer Bech (vocals and guitar), Mads Lassen (drums) and Oliver Matthew Volz (bass guitar). They dress in black.

Live dates

6th October         Sebright Arms, London
7th October         Cookie Jar, Leicester
8th October         Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow


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Sleaford Mods announce new EP
‘Tiswas’ to be released November 24th via Invada Records
“In times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to f*ck off.” NME

“Stream-of-consciousness tirades that conjure up a world of sticky cafe table-tops, grinding hangovers, and the cold comfort of consumerism.” The Guardian

It’s been an utterly insane year for Sleaford Mods. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as “two skip rats with a laptop”, their last two albums, ‘Austerity Dogs’ in 2013 and this year’s ‘Divide And Exit’, both on Harbinger Sound, have achieved the kind of critical acclaim that less inspired bands could only dream of. Equally, their live gigs have become rapid-fire, explosive, cathartic performances, drawing in endless sold-out crowds of people blown away to finally witness something that matters and actually has something to say.

November 24th heralds the arrival of some highly-anticipated new music from front gob Jason Williamson and music master Andrew Fearn in the shape of the ‘Tiswas’ EP. Released through Invada Records (the Bristol label responsible for BEAK> , DROKK and numerous soundtracks including Drive / OldBoy), the ‘Tiswas’ EP features four brand new studio tracks alongside ‘Tiswas’, lifted from the ‘Divide And Exit’ album. It will be released on both yellow and orange Tiswas coloured vinyl and digital download and sees Sleaford Mods pushing and developing their bile and style.

Jason Williamson explains the tracks:

Tiswas: “An attack on the waning power of guitar based rock n roll and its short-sighted viewpoint combined with the armchair anarchic lobbyists who fucking point their fingers at the masses like c**ts. I know works shit but I’m not putting my daughter on the street to please you c**s.”

The Mail Don’t Fail: “The dross of right wing media. Easy target I know but one that all the same is getting worse. Good people brainwashed by these c***s. Plus another stab at the slow death which is local government and its banal workings.”

6 Horseman (the Brixtons): “Part fictional account of misguided drug use to fit a stereotyped image in order to sell records. Also a stab at delusional self-images which always end in tears. The people may tow the line but they will eventually tell you to fuck off if you keep telling them you are Elvis. Also a cheeky stab at the purists who inhabit the gig scene, so informed yet so uninformed.”

Bunch of C***s:  “Random observations from a city in 2014. Bunch of Cunts also touches on the distain you can sometimes have for your fellow human beings, the despair in conformity, and the despair of your own place in conformity.”

The Demon: “The nickname for a specific leader of an army currently fighting wherever. The cause or the country or the reasons are of no relevance really. War and its on-going trail of death is an enemy of our existence, regardless of fucking wherever or whoever. F*ck the excuses. It’s a money spinner full of ego and extremely insulting methods of justification. F*ck off demon. F*ck off.”

With extensive tours of the UK, Ireland and Australia to be announced soon, you can also witness Sleaford Mods live at the following dates.

(^ Supporting The Specials)
16th The Scholar, Leicester
23rd The 100 Club, London
24th The 100 Club, London
25th The Haunt, Brighton
26th Exchange, Bristol
31st Rock city, Nottingham ^

5th Broadcast, Glasgow
6th Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
7th Barrlowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
8th Electric Circus, Edinburugh
9th O2 Acadamey, Newcastle ^
10th O2 academy, Leeds ^
11th O2 Apollo, Manchster ^
13th Roundhouse, London ^
14th Roundhouse, London  ^
20th Civic Hall, Wolverhampton ^

13th O2 Academy 2, Sheffield

27th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
30th Electric Ballroom, London


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RED SKY JULY to appear as special guests of 10cc on their upcomingUK tour in October and November / @redskyjuly


Alongside recently announced support slots with multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, an announcement of their very own headline tour and straight off the back of hitting the road with the legendary Steve Earle, alt-country trio Red Sky July have just received the honour of appearing as special guests to iconic rock troupe 10cc. The band – which is formed of husband and wife Ally McErlaine (formerly of multi-million selling band Texas) and Shelley Poole (one half of million-selling duo Aisha’s Attic), along with former model and member ofThe Alice Band, Charity Hair – will accompany the influential four piece on 15 dates of their October/November tour.


Both critically lauded and commercially popular, 10cc are one of the most successful and innovative bands in the history of UK music. With stratospheric hits such as the classic ballad of  ‘I’m Not In Love’, the reggae grooves of ‘Dreadlock Holiday’, ‘Rubber Bullets’ and ‘The Things We Do For Love’, they’ve sold 30 million records in their 40 year career and are regarded as one of the most important groups to ever come from these shores.


Red Sky July released their latest album Shadowbirds on the 15th September 2014 to widespread critical acclaim, showcasing lush harmonies, melodic brilliance, carefully crafted songs and an Americana-inflected alt-country twang. Americana UK commented on the album’s ‘seamless female harmony vocals riding high on gentle, flowing country melodies’, Glasswerk reviewed it as a ‘beautiful collection of ten melodic and emotional songs’ and Renowned For Sound stated that Shadowbirds has ‘all the magic of Nashville with added soul’.


In addition to Red Sky July’s own previous headline national tours, support slots with the likes of Deacon BlueJames Walsh (Starsailor) preceded them joining Jools Holland as special guests on his UK summer tour and his sold out performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Most recently the trio toured with renowned Nashville singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman on her UK tour, both opening for her and performing as her band.  Red Sky July also performed at the Scottish Music Awards where they were presented with a prestigious Tartan Clef award by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Don’t miss them at a venue near you!





* – With 10cc

# – With Sheryl Crow


Saturday 4th October * Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen
Sunday 5th October * Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Monday 6th October The Maze Forest Tavern,Nottingham
Tuesday 7th October The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 8th October Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall,London
Thursday 9th October * Derngate Auditorium
Friday 10th October * Stevenage Concert Hall,Stevenage
Sunday 12th October * Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Monday 13th October * Ipswich Regent, Ipswich
Tuesday 14th October * Colosseum, Watford     
Tuesday 21st October * Southsea Kings Theatre
Wednesday 22nd October St George’s Hall, Bradford
Thursday 23rd October Opera House, Buxton   
Monday 27th October # Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Tuesday 28th October # Sage, Gateshead
Wednesday 29th October # Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Thursday 30th October # The Ritz, Manchester
Friday 31st October # London Bluesfest, Royal Albert Hall
Saturday 1st November * Doncaster Dome
Sunday 2nd November The Atkinson, Southport

(With Mary Gauthier)
Monday 3rd November * Crawley Hawth Theatre
Tuesday 4th November * Reading Hexagon
Thursday 6th November * Chatham Central Theatre
Friday 7th November * Margate Winter Gardens
Thursday 13th November St Donat’s Arts Centre, Cardiff
Friday 14th November The Forge, Basingstoke
Sunday 16th November The Torphichen Inn West Lothian
Monday 17th November Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross
Tuesday 18th November Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
Friday 28th November Swiss Cottage, Twyford, Hampshire swisscottagetwyford
Monday 08th December The Stables, Milton Keynes



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