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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


UK alt-rockers 7 Day Weekend have re-worked their self-titled debut EP for national release on Mon 17th September whilst releasing a brand new single NOW!

With a clear focus and a hearty affection for catchy up-beat alt-rock, high flying 7 Day Weekend are all set to break loose armed with a reboot of their enticing self-titled EP and stunning new single, ‘’Endless Doses’’. Pulling inspiration from the likes of Kids In Glass Houses, Young Guns, and You Me At Six, 7 Day Weekend cunningly weave infectious melodies and up-tempo song structures to stunning effect.

Comprised of Clayton Leah (Rhythm Guitar), Tom Hancox (Lead Guitar), Calan Nickle (Vocals), John Handy (Drums) & Dan Hancox (Bass), Warrington born ‘7 Day Weekend’ wasted no time cutting their teeth on the local scene, playing a host of shows throughout England and Wales, following the release of their 4 track Acoustic Debut EP in the Spring of 2012. The EP caught the attention of Gavin Butler (The Blackout) and Neil Starr (Attack! Attack!), who invited the fresh-faced five piece to open their Manchester date of the Ghosts & Echoes Tour. Soon after, the band were hand-pick by Feeder for the sole support on their April Tour, granting the band an audience of 1000 hometown fans.

The five-some continue their ascent and widen their reach with the national release of their newly reworked self-  titled EP which showcases their strong emotionally driven lyrics, killer hooks, and contagious melodies.

The band’s self-titled EP is unleashed this September and is packed to the rafters with catchy guitar riffs and infectious hooks, from the opener, ‘’Ghosts Of Me’’ which perfectly kicks off the record in superb style, to the dynamic and gloriously contagious, ‘’Hide’’. The band have produced a killer record and plan to take it to the road; they have just announced a sweeping tour to coincide with the re-issue of the EP and single launch, including tour dates as far north as Newcastle and as far south as Brighton, including support dates with A Day Overdue and Hey Alaska. With these profile dates and a growing reputation for delivering an explosive live performance, the energetic quartet will certainly be propelled to the giddy heights of the UK Brit-Rock scene.

7 Day Weekend also just released a brand new downloadable single entitled ‘’Endless Doses’’, recorded by revered producer Paul Tandy (Octane OK). The single is available now as a download and is launched in support of the band’s forthcoming Summer UK tour.

Tour dates for their Summer Tour:


11th Wed – Dublin Packet, Holyhead;

14th Sat – The Picket, Liverpool;

16th Mon – Trillians, Newcastle;

17th Tue – The Garage, London;

20th Fri – The Haunt, Brighton;

21st Sat – Rec Fest, Harthill nr Chester;

21st Sat – Barnsley;

22nd Sun – Dry Live, Manchester;

31st Tue – The Croft, Bristol.


1st Wed – Ballroom, Birmingham;

2nd Thur – Empire, Leeds;

3rd Fri – Milstone, Bolton.


Redbull Bedroom Jam hopefuls Violet sign to Small Town and release EP‏

Violet sign to Small Town Records and release The Brightside EP on 16 April

Front running UK rock label Small Town Records is very excited to announce signing 2012 Redbull Bedroom Jam hopefuls, Violet. The seven piece alt-rockers’ debut eight track EP, “The Brightside”, will be released on 16 April.
Having launched and developed rising UK stars While She SleepsHeights and 2011 RBBJ runners up The Hype Theory, Small Town has an impeccable track record of finding great bands, and Violet are no exception. Label manager Pete Weeks comments:
“We signed Violet because they are awesome musicians and awesome people, who as a band promote everything this label stands for”
The Brightside EP, made up of five main tracks with three bonus tracks, is a gripping introduction to this exciting new act. Each song is filled with layers of melodic guitars, euphoric synths and dual vocals that range from luscious close harmonies to hardcore abrasion creating a huge sound, that at times feel more like an alternative rock orchestra, than simply a band.
Violet’s early influences stem from likes of EmarosaDance Gavin Dance and Saosin, but as they grew, their love of a huge range of styles from movie soundtracks to RnB, have molded their sound into something all together quite unique.
Check out their video to “Perspectives” here:
Track Listing:
1) The Bright Side
2) Youth, And Those Who Keep It
3) …But Have You Heard Of Me
4) Perspectives
5) Seven For A Secret
6) Everyone Will Listen (bonus track)
7) Just Like Summer (bonus track)
8) Away From Everything (bonus track)
Violet release “The Brightside” the week they play Hit The Deck Festival, alongside the likes of Kids in Glass Houses and Deaf Havana. The band then head out on the road around the UK; first off in Scotland with Lights out Dresden, and then the rest of the UK with Attention Thieves and Stars Of The Search Party.

New video from South Wales pop punk band Man of the Hour

South Wales’s latest pop punkers, Man of the Hour, have unveiled the video to coincide with their latest single ‘A Modern Day Epic’.  The hard edged punks’ video displays their journey from starting out as a bedroom band, who have evolved into a force to be reckoned with, spilling out into the public domain. The video provides a visual festival to accompany the aural pleasure delivered from the gorgeous intricate details that’s weaved into the pop punk masterpiece, which is ‘A Modern Day Epic’.

Watch the video here:

If you’re fans of giants such as Blink 182Kids in Glass HousesNew Found Glory and Set Your Goals, then Man of the Hour are definitely worth checking out.  Earlier this week, ‘A Modern Day Epic’ was streamed exclusively at, which you can check out here.

Man of the Hour have been spun by DJs at Radio OneNation Radio and Amazing Radio, as well as a whole host of smaller stations across the nation.  The guys are set to play all across the South Wales over the next couple of month, so make sure you check them out, they’re brilliant digitally, but they offer an explosive performance live.

Man of the Hour have a variety of gigs coming up at the following venues:

Tour Dates

16th March @ Hobo’s, Bridgend

18th March @ The Full Moon, Cardiff

23rd March @ Le Pub, Newport

*NEW DATE ADDED* 6th April @ The Factory, Porth

7 July @ Dare Valley Ink n Iron, Michael Sobell sports centre, Aberdare


“I want to highlight Man of the Hour’s potential to become one of the next upcoming pop-punk newbies who will make it into the mainstream, so don’t take it personally, but, once that happens I can say “I told you so, you can even read my review up on AltSounds”. –

“this is a sterling piece of musicianship from a fledgling band with great promise. Itís a grower, for sure.” –

“I expect great things from them on the evidence of this track. A beautifully crafted and well produced, pop-punk-rock single.” –

Check out their website here

“Like” Man of the Hour on their official Facebook page here

Follow Man of the Hour on their official twitter here 

UK Pop-punksters PROMISE ME TOMORROW to release debut mini-album ‘Through It All’


UK pop-punksters are to release their spanking new mini-album ‘Through It All’ on Monday
23rd January 2012, through all digital stores.

High flying Promise Me Tomorrow are ready to set senses alight in 2012 with their debut mini-album ‘Through It All’. The energetic quartet have a clear focus and a hearty affection for catchy up-beat punk rock. Pulling inspiration from the likes of Kids In Glass Houses, Jimmy Eat World and You Me At Six, Promise Me Tomorrow cunningly weave infectious melodies and up-tempo song structures to stunning effect.

Formed in early 2010, South East Kent rockers, Promise Me Tomorrow, wasted no time in cutting their teeth on the local scene by playing a host of shows throughout the South. After a cluster of highly successful regional performances, the foursome continued their ascent by widening their reach to rack up further shows throughout the whole of the UK. Along the way, the lively upstarts notched up many impressive supports with the likes of Francesqa, Army of Freshmen, Pegasus Bridge and Jody has a Hitlist, Paige, Summerlin and The Morning Of. With these profile dates and a growing reputation for delivering an explosive live performance, the hard-working quartet have greatly expanded their appetite and fanbase.

To further their climb, the band released their debut single/video ‘You Haven’t Seen The Best Of Me‘, (cut by Sitcom Soldiers – ala Funeral For A Friend, DSHS, Fightstar). The single has helped to provide even greater awareness of the band and has set the scene for the four-piece to unleash their explosive debut mini-album ‘Through It All’ this January. The record is packed to the rafters with killer hooks and contagious melodies, from the hook heavy refrain of their past single ‘You Haven’t Seen The Best Of Me’, to the instantly delectable ‘More Than You Know’, which perfectly kicks off the record in supreme style. The release is sure to propel the energetic quartet to the higher echelons of the UK Brit-Rock fraternity in 2012 and beyond.