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OUR FINAL HOUR to release ‘The Moving House’, on 24th June‏

Our Final Hour Online Promo Shot

our final hour to unleash their bonecrushing new EP

Hailing from the shores of the Isle of Man, the industrious five-some draw from a glut of areas from the power of ‘Defeater’ to the ferocious energy of ‘Stick To Your Guns’ and ‘Pianos Become Teeth’. By harnessing these influences, yet unmistakably etching their own unique signature on their undertaking, the band have produced a sound that intelligently merges Hardcore, Metal, and Punk to powerful effect
The beginnings of the band were formed in 2008, and as is the case with many musicians, the pathway to the upper ranks of the music scene was not a smooth one. The band’s route has had its fair share of broken friendships, musical differences, line-up changes, and also a slew of financial difficulties. However, after a progressive five years, the resilient quintet have solidified personnel, relentlessly toured throughout the UK & Europe, and have built an impressive underground following by releasing two blistering EPs.
Our Final Hour now charge forward with the official release of their third EP ‘The Moving House’. Spitting out six tracks of venomous hardcore, the EP is laden with brawly riffs and enticing beats, and is driven by ferocious passion and true belief. From the visceral guitar swirls and pounding riffage of the opener ‘Four Years’ to the infectiously stomping beatings of their forthcoming video single ‘Autumn Breeze’, and on to the dynamic and snarling grit of ‘#LSBC’, it’s abundantly clear that Our Final Hour are extremely well drilled in the art of delivering a hell of a biting hardcore tune. This is backed even more so with the closing tracks to the EP where ‘Evergreen’ takes the listener down a weaving doom-laden corridor to hell and back, before the EP’s namesake, ‘The Moving House’, completes the record majestically with its stocky beats and atmospheric guile, not to mention, it’s colossal refrain.

Sydney punks Villa Rise relocate to the UK and release free EP on Monarch Records‏

Hailing from Sydney Australia, hardcore punks Villa Rise took a massive leap of faith when they relocated to England to make their mark on the UK scene, and with the release of their “Wastelands” EP and high profile shows in the pipeline, the gamble has paid off.

Set for release on 30 April for FREE via Monarch Records“Wastelands” features six tracks of honest, emotional hardcore songs, as rich in melody as they are in aggression, with an overall sound of passion and honesty. The raw driving rhythm section, fuelled by discordant, metallic riffing and atmospheric arpeggio work provides a powerful vehicle for the spine-tingling heartfelt vocals. With the overall message that happiness is a state of mind, the EP tells a story of a young man who descends into madness, because of his inability to accept the positives and in his life.
Track listing:
1 – Fracture
2 – Keeper
3 – Blindeye
4 – Wastelands
5 – Villains
6 – Shadows
Taking influence from the likes of DefeaterAlexisonfire and Comeback Kid, the band’s roots are firmly in hardcore, but through tireless hard work and experimentation, they have crafted their own unique melodically abrasive sound. Check out the stream of ‘Keeper’, taken from the “Wastelands” EP:

With numerous tours and festival appearances in the pipeline, Villa Rise have a busy year ahead of them, and it all kicks off this month on a weekender with Napoleon:

16 Mar – Black Bull, Dewsbury
17 Mar – The Ivy, Sheerness
18 Mar – The Barfly, Camden

Having toured Australia countless times with the likes of Oh, Sleeper, House VS Hurricane and Antagonist A.D to name a few, Villa Rise have built up a strong and loyal Australian fan-base, so leaving their home was a very tough decision, but one they had to make. Vocalist Jarrod Martin explains:

“We relocated to the UK for personal reasons as individuals; we all wanted a fresh start from our lives and to experience new things, but also the UK music scene is thriving, so it would great to be a part of it. Not to mention that and geographically speaking there are heaps of new people all really close together compared to what we’re used to!
Australia was great to us and it is our home, but we want to experience the rest of the world too.”

Primed to take on the UK and Europe in 2012, Villa Rise release “Wastelands” on 30 April via Monarch Records.