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

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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.

WE ARE THE PHYSICS announce brand new album Your Friend, The Atom, to be released 22nd October

We Are The Physics are set to release their brand new album – Your Friend, The Atom – on 22nd October 2012.

The Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks – consisting of three Michaels and one Chris – recorded the follow-up to 2008’s debut We Are The Physics Are OK At Music in their home city with producer Thomas McNeice.

“We recorded the album over eight months in a hole next to the bit where Primal Scream store all their gear”, explains vocalist Michael M, “we didn’t use any because it’s locked up. But we stared at it through gates and we recorded the sound of longing. Eight months wasn’t continuous time in the studio, it amounted to about a week of actual work. We all have actual human jobs and our producer, Thomas, kept going away on tour with Gang Of Four so it prolonged the recording process. We can’t be angry at him because he’s our pal and recorded and mixed the whole thing for Tic Tacs.”

Your Friend, The Atom features both previous singles – the eponymous paean to Croatian tennis star Goran Ivanisevic, and frantic shoutfest Applied Robotics – as well as live favourite and future single Napoleon Loves Josephine. The disco-punk stormer Dildonics and code-quoting Circuit Babies have been live staples for some time, while There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer takes their stop-start jerk-pop to darker new levels with explosive curve-ball Olivia Neutron Bomb rounding off proceedings.

That’s not to suggest the foursome have strayed too far from the sound that has them consistently marked as one of the UK’s best live bands.

“Every time you hear about a band being ‘experimental’ in the studio, it’s as bland as them recording a song barefoot or something ‘zany’ like recording a cat’s yawn and looping it. We’re a very subtle and reserved band, so we’d never resort to such tactics. Just kidding – Michael Guitar built a screeching Atari Punk Console into a shoe and used it to make dying Nintendo sounds. At first it was in a Twiglet tin, but that doesn’t look as good as shoe. He used it while recording a cat yawning. Both he and the cat were barefoot.

“If there’s any sort of theme to the record it’s of ideas that seem good at the time but, in retrospect, are cataclysmically bad, echoing the actual album itself. There are songs on there about knee-jerk reactions, capitalising on culture, embracing failure, having affairs, the redundancy of male genitalia, the democratisation of technology, nuclear power, 1960s space exploration, radiation poisoning and junkies eating buns. We wouldn’t ever write a love song – there’s 60 years of them if you want to start sifting through them.”

We Are The Physics formed in Glasgow in 2005, taking influences from bands such as Devo, Ex Models, Cardiacs, The Skids, Servotron, Brainiac and Buddy Holly.

Known for their eccentric and frenetic stage shows, their nerd rock b-movie aesthetic has taken them around the world several times, sharing tours and Irn Bru with acts including Polysics, Art Brut, Franz Ferdinand, 30 Seconds To Mars and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, as well as playing major roles at UK and European festivals, including the NME/Radio 1 Stage at T In The Park.

2013 will see them starring in God Help The Girl, the feature film written and directed by Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch. In the meantime, they’ll be making a lot of noise, very fast, somewhere near you.

Your Friend, The Atom Tracklisting:

Go Go Nucleo -> For Science
Applied Robotics
  (e.g. Apollo 11)
Napoleon Loves Josephine
And So Now We’re Wrestling With The Body Politic
There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer
Goran Ivanisevic
Eat Something
All My Friends Are JPEGs
Junkie Buns
Circuit Babies
Olivia Neutron Bomb


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Liar Liar release debut EP ‘He Said, She Said’, on 5th November‏



‘Liar Liar’ release their debut record ‘He Said, She Said’ on Monday 5th November, through all digital sources.

UK Melodic Punksters ‘Liar Liar’ come at you with a hooky hybrid sound that melds ‘Blink 182’ with Brit tunesmiths ‘You Me At Six’; the result is strikingly contagious and ultimately alluring.

Liar Liar were formed in Sheffield at the turn of the year when old friends Joe Daniels (Vocals/Guitars) and Jack Dudill (Drums) joined forces with Liam Bates (Bass Guitar/Vocals) and Jake Lawton (Guitars). The aspiring foursome soon began to kick out the jams, penning a barrage of songs. After numerous rehearsals and extensive writing, the energised quartet set off playing a host of shows throughout the region, amassing a solid following in the process, and supporting London punks ‘Paige’ and ‘Summerlin’ along the way.

With the bar raised, the Yorkshire tunesters hit the studio over the Summer to lay down tracks for their debut record ‘He Said, She Said’ and the irrepressible punks emerged with a true declaration of intent. The band have produced a record that boasts four pounding tracks crammed with upbeat guitar parts and melody drenched choruses so infectious it’ll require an exorcist to release them from your head. From the ridiculously catchy ‘Heart Attack,’ through to the anthemic ‘It Doesn’t Take A Hero,’ Liar Liar have fashioned a supremely tuneful debut  that is steeped with killer hooks and buoyant energy!

TRACKLISTING: 1. Heart Attack; 2. High N’ Low; 3. People Never Change; 4. It Doesn’t Take A Hero.

BAND MEMBERS: Joe Daniels – Vocals/Guitars; Liam Bates – Bass Guitar/Vocals; Jake Lawton – Guitars; Jack Dudill – Drums.

FOR FANS OF: You Me At Six, Blink 182, New found Glory, and Motion City Soundtrack.

Dead City Ruins announce European Tour and release their long awaited debut album‏


Dead City Ruins spit out a lethal cocktail of rock & roll, mixing classic heavy metal with bluesy stoner rock dashed with the danger of punk. The Australian noise chiefs finally release their debut album ‘Midnight Killer’ in the UK on 23rd July.

Wasting no time, Dead City Ruins have earned a reputation for delivering shows that are pure balls-to-the-wall rock with a no-holds-barred attitude. The guys live, eat, and breathe rock n’ roll and show no signs of letting up.

A purely independent outfit, Dead City Ruins have arranged all touring, recording, promotion, and distribution solely off their own backs, an admirable feat and impressive achievement. Fuelled with an uncompromising persistence to play shows whenever and wherever possible, the band give their all at every show and this has earned the live-wired quintet a formidable reputation, and rightly so.

The band are geared to invade Europe yet again later this year in support of their debut album ‘Midnight Killer’, which finally sees the light of day after been locked away for the past year. DCR will play dates with fellow Oz rockers ‘Wolfmother’, ‘Gojira’, and US superstars ‘Mastodon’, as well as recording their second full length album at the foot of the year. The band play the following dates:

DEAD CITY RUINS live: May 31 – SHEFFIELD, Dove and Rainbow; June 1 – BRADFORD, Gasworks; June 2 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City; June 3 – BATLEY, Brookland’s Bar; June 6 – The Lamp, Hull; June 7 – NOTTINGHAM, The Diamond; June 8 – IDLE, The Coniston; June 9 – PICKERING, The Rose; June 13 – ACKWORTH, Boot and Shoe; June 15 – LONDON, 229 Club; June 16 – LINCOLNSHIRE, The Chase; June 17 – LONDON – The Monarch.



Guildford based Melody-Punksters Fly This For Me hurl out their breathtaking debut EP ‘Making Shadows’ on 16th July 2012 available through iTunes and Spotify.

Pitching the bone-crushing power and dexterity of the Foo Fighters against the earnest drive of Alexisonfire, and rounded off with the hooks of Blink 182, Fly This For Me genuinely offer a fresh take on the currently over-saturated punk-pop genre.

Although Fly This For Me officially formed and honed their sound in late 2011 out of the leafy suburbs of Surrey, the band members have migrated from all over the UK; Sean (Guitar/ Vocals) hails from South Wales, Tim (Lead Vocals) is primarily from Yorkshire (although has been known to have routes in various other corners of the globe), Hannah (Bass/Vocals) comes from Oxfordshire, George (Guitar/Vocals) originates from Essex, and Joe (Drums/ Vocals) is homegrown and resides in Guildford.

Over the past year, the animated upstarts have toured throughout the UK serving up a sound that is a hearty combination of heavy, gritty guitar parts laced with inter-woven harmonies and vocals delivered with true belief. Along the way, the five-some have amassed an impressive following and have already cut their teeth supporting the likes of Blitz Kids, Feed the Rhino, Lost Boys, Marines, Eager Teeth, fiN, and POLAR, to name just a few.

Fly This For Me are now ready to up the ante with the release of their debut record, ‘Making Shadows’. The lively quintet have marked Monday 16th July as the national release date for their record, which is an enticing hook heavy affair that brims with alluring harmonies and boasts a cluster of earnest and driving tracks. From the delectable catchy opening of ‘She Said,’ to the scathing dynamism of ‘Rock Bottom’, the record showcases the band’s raw sincerity. And the title track (and first single) ‘Making Shadows’, has a contagious refrain that will need to be prised from the inside of your head. With a UK tour lined up for the summer, the band are poised to make a name for themselves by the end of the year.

The new video ‘Making Shadows‘ is the first single from the EP and was released 1st April through the RedBull Bedroom Jam competition –


Following the news that British punk icons Sex Pistols have signed a new deal with Universal Music Catalogue, the band will release a limited edition 7” record of their first ever single “Anarchy in the UK” on April 21st for Record Store Day.


Originally released in November 1976, “Anarchy in the UK” was the band’s first call to arms and single-handedly kick-started the punk movement that spread worldwide. 35 years later, to celebrate Record Store Day, the Sex Pistols are very proud to re-release a collector’s edition, 7” vinyl picture disc of this seminal debut single.


The re-mastered single will also feature original b-side track “I Wanna Be Me”, available internationally, but limited to just 3,500 records. Plans are currently underway to re-release the classic album “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” as an expanded and repackaged release this year to commemorate the band’s 35th Anniversary.


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Debut EP announced from rising UK band CHINA RATS

UK rock band China Rats will be releasing their debut EP “To Be Like I”  on 30th April and features three tracks: “To Be Like I”, “Take No Prisoners” and “She Never”. It was written, recorded and produced by the band. “To Be Like I” is an exhilarating whirlwind of teenage angst and given true meaning by intertwining crashing guitar sound snippets of truth.

China Rats are a four piece rock ‘n’ roll band from Leeds, who are all swagger and tight jeans, inspired by a love of punk’s riotous guitars, 50’s pop and classic British guitar bands. Formed in 2011 and comprised of four friends who met while studying in Leeds, the band are already picking up early fans including Alan Raw (BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire), Huw Stevens (BBC Radio 1) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).

China Rats write songs about real life encounters and experiences. Of lead track ‘To Be Like I’, singer Graeme says “its about getting your best on for a Friday or Saturday night and being convinced all the girls are into you when really they aren’t interested at all; they hardly even notice you. I’m sure everyone feels like that sometimes”. On ‘Take No Prisoners’ he says, “I suppose it’s about those trendy kids who only ever seem to ‘hang out’ and get wasted. It was the first song we ever wrote and the lyrics are pretty self explanatory!

The band will be playing a series of shows to support “To Be Like I” and are confirmed for Live At Leeds on 5th May ( Further dates will be announced shortly.

China Rats are:

Graeme Thomson – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Luke Smith – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Jedidiah Allcock – Bass / Vocals
George Riley – Drums

EP: ‘To Be Like I’

Release Date:  30th April 2012

Label: Once Upon A Time Records