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

 
 Reaper In Sicily Online Promo Shot (1)

HI-TEMPO UK ROCK COMBO  REAPER IN SICILY ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM!

 
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
 
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SCHOLARS announce new single & music vid // UK dates

New Single ‘Bad For Business’ set for release 27th February, 2012

UK dates from this week

SCHOLARS will release new single ‘Bad For Business’ on 27th February, 2012. The track is a word to the covetous, the dishonest and the cold-blooded amongst the powerful few who influence the lives of many. The song is written from the perspective of the base-rate employee at the bottom of the food chain and (with tongue firmly jammed in cheek) seeks to express the frustration we all feel when we’re taken for granted.

The music video for this new single was directed by Scott Peters and involved the purchase, assembly, destruction and recycling of 100 cardboard boxes. It was filmed at the Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead, more commonly used as a location for such cosy Sunday evening dramas as Midsomer Murders and Pie in the Sky.

Having spent their formative years listening to bands like Braid, Hundred Reasons, The Dismemberment Plan, The Faint and Tears for Fears, Scholars certainly have influences. However, the band have honed a sound that is unmistakably Scholars.

After several UK tours in 2011 which included shows with letlive., The Computers, Young Guns, Spycatcher, And So I Watch You From Afar, Francesqa, The Xcerts, Max Raptor and Gay For Johnny Depp amongst others, Scholars are once again hitting the road in February in support of the new single. The band have been building their reputation through these tireless stretches of touring. Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six noted that they’re his “favourite band in the UK right now, period” in Kerrang! Magazine. Fiercely perfectionist, possessed of a dogged work ethic and determined to avoid the mediocre, for Scholars nothing is more important than the songs.

LIVE DATES

FEBRUARY 2012

Fri 10th HARLOW The Square (16+, all ages with an 18+)
Sat 11th BIRMINGHAM The Flapper (18+)
Sun 12th NOTTINGHAM Maze (16+)
Mon 13th HARTLEPOOL 3 Lions Sports Bar (14+)
Tue 14th DUNFERMLINE PJ Molloy’s (16+)
Wed 15th YORK Stereo (16+)
Thur 16th SOUTHAMPTON Avondale House (18+)
Fri 17th BARNSTAPLE Factory (16+)
Sat 18th BRIDGWATER Cherries (18+)
Sun 19th TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum (16+)
Mon 20th STOKE Minister’s Bar (14+)
Tue 21st MANCHESTER Dry Bar (14+)
Wed 22nd NORWICH Karma Kafe (18+)
Thur 23rd BRISTOL The Thekla (18+)
Fri 24th LEICESTER SoundHouse (16+)

Sat 25th BASINGSTOKE Sanctuary (18+)

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