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REAPER IN SICILY debut album ‘Islands’, out 10th June‏

 Reaper In Sicily Online Promo Shot (1)


Fast moving Brit tunesters “Reaper In Sicily” continue their rise with the launch of their new album ‘Islands’, out Monday 10th June through all national outlets.
Packing together the infectious wizardry and guile of The Used and Kids In Glass Houses fused with the muscular vigour of Rise Against, Reaper In Sicily have produced a sound that will blow your face right off. The South Wales riff beasts are equipped with the tools to ensure that they will explode this year!
Formed in 2009, soon after introducing themselves to the scene Reaper in Sicily won best unsigned live act by Kerrang! Magazine. The self-proclaimed ‘Power pop’ five-some then went on to sign a record deal with Search and Destroy Records and Raw Power Management. The band’s first single ‘We Are The Show’ received widespread rotation on TV screens throughout the nation, and the record received extensive critical acclaim, including radio airplay on BBC Radio One.
Sadly though, in March 2010, Matthew Jenkins (guitarist) was diagnosed with leukaemia, and the band were instantly placed on a hiatus until the guitarist was well enough to play again. Reaper returned later that year and promptly released two new EPs, appeared at both the Reading and Leeds festivals, and clinched support slots for everyone from Kids In Glass Houses, The Subways, Max Raptor, Attack! Attack!, Mallory Knox, Hawthorne Heights, Fightstar, The Xcerts, Straight Lines, I Spy Strangers and Evarosa, to Hildamay, and many many more.
Now armed with their explosive debut album ‘Islands’, which was recorded by Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend & Kids In Glass Houses), the highly-rated five-piece are set to stamp their name firmly on the scene. The album is a prominent piece of modern high energy rock. From its captivating opener ‘50’, to the aptly titled ‘Chuck Norris Got A Chainsaw’ which grabs a hold of your particulars, through to their new video single ‘Horizons’, and onwards to the majestic title track ‘Islands’, the band have sculptured a record that lavishes pounding riffery, soaring melodies, and earnest energy to the listener. With a full UK tour sketched out for the early part of the summer, the band are poised and ready for dizzy heights!
 Reaper In Sicily Album Cover Artwork


High-Flying UK Punk-rock foursome ‘My Favourite Runner Up’, set loose their explosive new EP ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’, out 6th August through all digital sources.
Formed in 2006 during their teenage years and sporting a mutual affection for Jimmy Eat World, Lostprophets, Mayday Parade, and New Found Glory, ‘My Favourite Runner Up’ bring together highly engaging melodic tuneage with blistering cutting riffs, and are poised to be one of the breakthrough bands of 2012.
Having already secured widespread national radio play on BBC Radio One and on Alex Baker’s Kerrang! Radio Unsigned show, where he touted the band as his ‘favourite new band!’’, the industrious four-piece have also extensively toured through the length and breadth of the UK racking up supports with everyone from Cerys Matthews and The Blitz Kids through to the likes of Kids Can’t Fly, I Spy Strangers, and Under The Influence. The band are now primed to reach new heights and have the perfect accompaniment in the form of their spanking new record ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’.
My Favourite Runner Up’s eagerly awaited EP, ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’, raises the bar at every turn. With soaring rhythms and almost effortlessly woven punk-rock melodies, the quartet have chiselled out a record full of real sincerity packed with pounding riffery and peppered with enticing hooks. From the anthemic and deliciously tuneful opener ‘Let It Ride’, to the stalwart craftsmanship of ‘Our Time Now’, and to the punk-rock melodic beatings of ‘Drawing Board’  and the vigour and hooky refrain of ‘Separate Myself From Me’, ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’  is a candid statement of intent fuelled by a whole-hearted driving DIY ethos.