Archive for June, 2012

johnny foreigner to re-release their album johnny foreigner vs Everything on vinyl with an exclusive sticker album

johnny foreigner re-release johnny foreigner vs Everything album on double 12” gatefold with exclusive sticker album on July 9th

on Alcopop! Records

 

– preceded by free downloadable rare track ‘The Hand that Slaps you Back’ –

 

9 months on from the release of the band’s seminal third album (which boasted their highest ever first week sales) – Johnny Foreigner finally commit an album to wax (for the first time in their history)… Cometh July, cometh the vinyl and the re-release of Johnny Foreigner vs Everything on double-12” gatefold vinyl, complete with stacks of bonus tracks in chronological order, gorgeous new artwork – and limited edition sticker album sets for the first 100 sold.

 

Johnny Foreigner vs Everything will be available to purchase (limited to 500 copies) in the shops come Monday 9th July, and to pre-order with sticker album and pack of 20 stickers (easier to complete than Panini!) from the Alcopop! Records webstore as of today (at 1pm).

 

In the meantime they’ll be celebrating the release by offering up rare and wonderful track ‘The Hand that Slaps You Back’ as a limited free download which can be accessed and shared from the following link:

 

http://tinyurl.com/handthatslaps

 

Johnny Foreigner (now with extra live punch after adding long-term artist Lewes Herriot on guitar) will be taking to the road and a series of summer festival, playing the likes of Truck Festival, 2000 Trees and Tramlines before heading off on for a couple of killer ‘JoFo vs London and Birmingham Part 3’ shows – with an extensive tour of the UK and USA in the Autumn.

 

July

14th 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

20th Sheffield Tramlines Festival – Frog and Parrot

21st Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, Barn Stage

 

August

18th London – Upstairs at the Garage – Johnny Foreigner vs London #3

 

Full track listing for the bumper double bonus LP is:

 

1) if im the most

2) with who

3) 200x

4) amy winehands

5) jf vs you

6) concret 1

7) electricity

8) jess

9) supermorning

10) drummers

11)new st

12) concret2

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13) fangs

14) you vs everything

15) angels

16) the swell/like neverwhere

17) alt timelines

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18) twin sisterzz

19) vs you (cursed version)

20) certain songs

21) the hand that slaps you back

22) ps, not soon enough

 

 

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DEVILDRIVER signs with Napalm Records

American groove metal powerhouse DEVILDRIVER has signed with  Napalm Records.

The legendary Los Angeles metal outfit, who has released a string of hard hitting and ass kicking albums since the early 2000s, signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian label. After 10 years of forging high class metal songs and endless touring all over the world, the band revolving around charismatic and legendary frontman Dez Fafara is more alive than ever and Napalm Records is proud that the band and label will work on another chapter in that illustrious and successful career.

A new album is tentatively scheduled for a release in 2013! Get ready for a merciless rampage of monstrous grooves and brutal riffs!

Frontman Dez Fafara comments: “I am proud to announce DevilDriver’s new partnership with Napalm Records! They have the passion and the drive we as a band were looking for! I’m looking forward to working together on DevilDrivers next release! Hail the groove!”

Markus Riedler (Napalm Records CEO) comments:
“We are extremely excited to have this outstanding band on our label roster. DevilDriver are a true Metal monster full of primal energy and more than ready to conquer the world with their upcoming album that will be released in the fall of 2013. Join the Metal brotherhood and get ready for the world’s largest circle pit!”

DARK STARES Debut EP ‘Tell Your Friends’, out 10th September‏

Brit Rocksters ‘Dark Stares’ roll out their debut EP ‘Tell Your Friends’ on Monday 10th September, available through all online stores.

Showcasing an enticing blend of infectious Rock ‘n’ Roll, influenced by the riffy grooves of Queens Of The Stoneage, the classic vibes of Led Zeppelin, and the inventive dexterity of White Stripes, Dark Stares are primed to set loose their own brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll to the nation this Summer!

Born early 2011 and hailing from St Albans, Dark Stares feature three blood brothers – Miles Kristian Howell handles the vocals and guitar, with brothers Taylor and Brett respectively hammering out the beats and supplying the bass groove. Harry Collins perfectly rounds out with the four-piece on lead guitar by adding layered dynamism and gritty depth.

Ever since their inception, the band have continually cut their teeth playing shows; however it wasn’t until the latter part of 2011 when the rising quartet began to play more high profile shows, including a cluster of notably successful dates, managing to rack up supports with Enter Shikari and The Darkness in the process. Now with a growing fan-base in tow, and a hearty live reputation, the band will release their debut EP ‘Tell Your Friends’ to a national audience.

Loaded with intriguing and enticing tracks, the bands’ debut EP flows with impressive maturity, from the pulsating rhythms and mighty riffage of the opening cut and new video ‘Whisky’, to the rock ‘n’ roll swagger of ‘Long Live the King’. The record then draws to a colossal climax with the anthemic ‘Invaders’. Dark Stares release ‘Tell Your Friends’ this September and play a host of festivals over the Summer, with the likes of Fun Lovin Criminals and The Subways, in support.

Dark Stares’ new video for ‘Whisky’ is out now, check it out below:

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OURFAMOUS DEAD unleash new Video / Single ‘Claws At The Door’ this Monday!‏

BRIT-ROCKERS OURFAMOUS DEAD RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND WORK ON DEBUT ALBUM!

Rising Rampant Electro-rockers ‘Ourfamous Dead’ drop new single ‘Claws At The Door’ on Monday 2nd July 2011, through all digital stores and prepare for ascent.

Pulling from the likes of ‘My Passion’, ‘The Blackout’, and ‘Enter Shikari’, Ourfamous Dead have arrived to feed their contagious warped brand of Hi-Octane electro-rock to the masses!

Born in the latter part of 2009 and hailing from Leeds. Ourfamous Dead are rapidly finding new fans and racking up critical national acclaim for their highly-paced melodic electronic punk. The Yorkshire road warriors have widely toured throughout the UK sharing stages with everyone from ‘Evarose’, ‘Atlas & I’, ‘Dave McPherson (INME)’, and ‘Tyler Mae’, through to ‘Funeral for a Friend’, ‘ISPYSTRANGERS’, ‘Gallows’, and ‘The Blackout’. To assist their climb in becoming a fresh face for the exciting breed of Brit-rock hopefuls, the electro-rock crew released their debut EP ‘I Am Human’ at the tail end of 2011. The record notched up widespread national coverage and sparked many reviews, including a glowing endorsement from Rock Sound Magazine, hailing the band as an ‘infectious amalgamation of AFI and Lost Prophets’.

Ourfamous Dead are now braced to take the UK scene by the scruff of its neck. The dynamic quintet release their brand new single ‘Claws At The Door’ this July; the single is lifted from the band’s eagerly awaited debut album (due for release at the end of the year). Showcasing OFD’s growing maturity and song writing guile, ‘Claws At The Door’ is more anthemic than their previous work, undoubtedly pushing the boundaries and adeptly exploring the use of twisted dynamics and weaving structures. The video for ‘Claws At The Door’ certainly looks the part too; filmed in a dilapidated old theatre, the video is set to light up TV screens during the coming weeks.

Hit up the explosive video for ‘Claws At The Door’ at http://youtu.be/VypJZymO4jU

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Alex Kelly Free Limited Download & Launch Party‏

Alex Kelly is giving away her track Orange Circle away for FREE for a limited time only

Alex Kelly is fast becoming one of New York’s most exciting up and coming acts to surface to a heap of brilliant critical acclaim, after flying under the radar for some time. Her debut album, Orange Circle, which was released on June the 1st has been described as “Fun candy coated pop music to lift the spirits….” (Oh Deary Me) and “A promising launch from a vibrant, young and seasoned artist. Orange Circle breathes electro, but Alex Kelly knows her craft, and uses the best of the rest to add fizz to her pop” (Goji Colleective).

If you’re fans of the likes of Gwen Stefani, Azaelia Banks and Kelly Clarkson, then you must make sure that Alex Kelly is a part of your summer soundtrack. Alex Kelly is giving away the title track, ‘Orange Circle’, for absolutely FREE for a limited time only (until July 1st), so you can click the below and slot her right into your mixtape.

Download ‘Orange Circle’ for FREE now

Album launch party @ The Bowery Electric, June 25th

Alex also is putting on a ridiculously immense launch party at the Bowery Electric, New York, June 25th, which is set to start at 8pm, so make sure you get down there for a brilliant night! Full details below.

Alex Kelly’s new album ‘Orange Circle‘ is out now, you can purchase here. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sticky-butterfly/id376795065

LAUNCH PARTY

327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

(212) 228-0228

$8 General Admission

Bowery Link

What the Press are Saying:

Gig Junkies – “An instantly addictive slice of streetwise pop… streetwise pop with instant a-peel”

Abolish Confusion Magazine – “Alex Kelly brings pop to life with this catchy number. Orange Circle not is instantly memorable as Alex’s soft vocals flow over prominent guitars, making it stand out from her peers.”

Oh Deary Me – “Fun candy coated pop music to lift the spirits….”

Female First – ‘Alex Kelly is well and truly back with her new single Orange Circle as she mixes a bit of pop, rock and dance to make this the ultimate summer record.’

Kat, Metal Buzz – “I think Alex Kelly’s ‘Orange Circle’ is an absolutely amazing song. It’s like a blast of fresh summer air that will soothe and calm you down on a crazy, stressed out day. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.”

American Horrors – “Sharp AltPop. Great dance hooks. Cool song”

MusicEyz – “a great track, with something in it for most music fans. It has all the ingredients to be a potential backdrop to the summer”

Freedom Spark – “Great angular, radio friendly, jam with sickeningly addictive hooks. I like.”

WhatCulture – “Kelly’s rich yet mellow vocal style will have you singing along with every word while the strutting guitar moves your limbs on their own accord, it’s a tightly-packaged track that unwraps its way smoothly through its very quick 2:43 minutes”

Surge Radio – “Alex Kelly has that bad-girl next door attitude that’s missing from modern day pop music. She oozes guitar grit and contagious drum rhythms over an outstanding chorus, which will make you spin round and join in with the party.”

This Coast Magazine – ““Orange Circle”, the first single from Kellyʻs debut album of the same name, showcases the singer-songwriterʻs aptitude for electro-pop that incorporates steady vocals that are typical of its genre.”

One on One Music – “Orange Circle is a pop masterpiece. A killer disco beat mixes perfectly with heavy and melodic guitar riffs to form probably the best pop track we’ve heard this year. It’s fun, fast and furious – what more could you ever ask for? Alex Kelly’s vocal is pitch-perfect and we’re certain she’ll be a star of the future. It’s hook-laden, catchy and fun – Orange Circle is brilliant!”

All Around You – “Sexy and bold, Alex´s latest single is an energetic piece of modern music with a taste for classic sounds”

Sam Saunders – “A catchy, sassy, refreshing instant electro-pop classic. She’s energetic and a whole lot of fun, watch out for Alex Kelly.”

The Kaje – “a riotous romp that gets the shoulder shaking and feet stomping in an effortlessly charged sing along.”

ALASKA CAMPUS ‘When We Were Young’, out 10th September‏

UK ALT-CREW ALASKA CAMPUS SET LOOSE EXICITING DEBUT MINI-ALBUM!

Taking the artistry of Bombay Bicycle Club, the groove of Foals, and the enticing texturing of The Smiths, all capped off with tinges of the oft-kilter phrasing of Pavement, Alaska Campus display a sound that pitches impressive dynamic variation. With earnest song-writing and killer tunes, the band are set to bulldoze their way to the upper echelons of the UK music scene.

Hailing from Herfordshire, the alternative foursome Alaska Campus were originally formed in college by Ryan (Vocals/Guitar/Synth) and Daniel (Lead guitar/Synth). Initially, the dynamic duo started out with a post-hardcore sound, but soon broke free of the confines of genre classification, aided by the recruitment of Liam O’Sullivan (Drums) and Liam Fossey (Bass). The newly conceived four-piece marched forward and began to craft their sound, playing a number of shows throughout the South. Soon after, the sprightly quartet released their very first record and EP ‘Keep Yourself Warm’ in the Summer of 2011. The release chalked up strong praise from many sectors of the underground press, and backed by playing a series of high profile shows (notably Bombay Bicycle Club’s official after show), the band began to ascend.

Already making new friends and treading new pathways, Alaska Campus are braced to climb again with the launch of their gripping debut mini-album ‘When We Were Young’. With a rousing knack for addictive melody, the band have created a gem of a record. From the contagious refrain and buoyant flavourings of ‘You Me And The Sun’ through to the animated angular indie-rock of ‘Mon Reve’, the wired alternative combo are poised to be a true force within the scene for many years to come.

+ALASKA CAMPUS RELEASE ‘WHEN WE WERE YOUNG’ ON 10th SEPTEMBER THROUGH ALL GOOD STORES+

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EDEN’S CURSE Launches PPM Fest 2012 Video Tour Diary‏

Multi-national metallers EDEN’S CURSE have posted footage of their debut live performance with new vocalist Marco Sandron at PPM Fest 2012 in Mons, Belguim on 8th April 2012. Also includes rehearsal footage and behind the scenes. Watch the 24 minute clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_T30qWVBQ

As previously reported, EDEN’S CURSE announced Italian vocalist Marco Sandron in March as the new voice of The Curse.

The line-up features: Marco Sandron – Vocals, Thorsten Koehne – Guitars, Paul Logue – Bass, Pete Newdeck – Drums and Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards

The band are also thrilled to announce they are playing Dokkem Open Air Festival in Holland on Saturday 30th June alongside Arch Enemy, Jon Oliva’s Pain and Dominici –www.dokkemopenair.eu/nl/bands/207

EDEN’S CURSE are currently in the studio writing album number four, the first to feature new vocalistMarco Sandron (Pathosray/Fairyland), and are relishing the opportunity to hit the UK stages again next year to promote their new record.

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