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HIM - Here for their farewell tour!

 

HIM ANNOUNCE FAREWELL TOUR LOVE METAL LEGENDS HIT THE ROAD FOR THE LAST TIME THIS YEAR

Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career.

"After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you." Says frontman Ville ValoFormed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde”Lindström and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM truly stand out as one of the rock world’s most unique acts. Beautifully blending metal, goth and hard rock with deep, thoughtful and moving lyrics, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as Love Metal (also the title of their fourth album). Over the course of eight studio albums, HIM captured the hearts and minds of fans across the globe, drawn by their irresistible and inimitable style. Under the banner of their Heartagram logo –a potent symbol encapsulating the juxtaposition of the light and dark, the fierce and forlorn, and the evil and love found in their music - HIM filled venues and crashed charts the world over, collecting numerous awards, gracing countless magazine covers and becoming the first Finnish act to achieve Gold status in the USA. Now, four years after the release of their last studio album ‘Tears On Tape’, HIM are saying farewell, taking in 14 countries across 35 shows for their final goodbye.

"At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.”Says bassist Mige. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty's service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration oflove metal in all its lovecraftian glory! See you there!"

 

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Slaves (USA) postponed!

Please note that our Slaves (USA) show has been postponed:

POSTPONED: Due to some unforeseen circumstances, SLAVES have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in the United Kingdom & mainland Europe. As many of you may know by now, Jonny had been experiencing severe back pain for a while and recently had to undergo three major back surgeries. We're happy to say that Jonny is in great spirits and recovering well but will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal and rehabilitate from these surgeries. We are already working on the reschedule for later in the year with our UK/European team and support is sorting out to be a great line-up. All tickets will remain valid and will be honoured at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to XRAY Touring, and all the promoters in UK & mainland Europe for their understanding. Thank you for your continuous love & support.

FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM!

LISTEN UP NOTTS!!

We're excited to again be working with Nottingham's flagship project Nusic - pushing 100% homegrown talent, with new, all-Notts music. 

To be in with a shot at playing on our stage, and then at Splendour Festival, take a listen to the podcast (which also has a glorious range of Notts music for your listening pleasure!)

http://www.nusic.org.uk/wordpress/nusic-new-music-podcast-148-204-tracklisting/

 

 

Sleaford Mods - New Tour!!

SLEAFORD MODS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘ENGLISH TAPAS’

RELEASED ON MARCH 3RD 2017

AND A FILM ‘BUNCH OF KUNST’

“undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the worlds greatest rock n roll band……Sleaford Mods” Iggy Pop

Sleaford Mods are pleased to announce the release of their new album ‘ENGLISH TAPAS’ which will be released via Rough Trade Records on March 3rd 2017. The album was recorded at Steve Mackey’s (Pulp) West Heath Garage studios in London.

The album will be released on a limited pressing of red vinyl, CD, DL and very limited edition cassette - 150 only. The first 1000 vinyl pre-orders also include a bonus one sided 7” of exclusive track “Big Trouble In Little Costa”, gigography booklet containing unseen photos by Simon Parfrement and commentary by Sleaford Mods, a packet of kingsize rizlas and a beermat. The tape also includes 'Sleaford Mods Live at Dismaland 2015’ and with a download code of the live show only.

Fans can pre order here http://smarturl.it/EnglishTapas

Jason Williamson discusses ‘English Tapas’: "Andrew walked into some random pub and saw "English Tapas" scrawled on the menu board. Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were it's components, half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie" It says everything about this fucking place. It's comedy, it’s make do, it's ignorant and above all, it's shit" Watch Jason’s album message https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/GTjrV

Also next year is Christine Franz’s ‘Bunch of Kunst’ – the definitive Sleaford Mods film. Taking over two years to record, it charts the rise of the band from back street pub venues to rock arena’s. The film will be released in early 2017. Watch teaser http://www.bunchofkunst.com/ “This documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rocknroll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed A Bunch of Kunst”

Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson (words) & Andrew Fearn (Music)

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Shed Seven!!

SHED SEVEN have announced news of their first studio album in 16 years alongside their biggest ever UK tour!!

The band, who have several hit albums and 16 top 40 singles including the likes of ‘Chasing Rainbows', ‘Disco Down’, ‘Going for Gold', ‘On Standby’, 'She Left Me on Friday' and 'Getting Better' will be returning to the studio this spring to record the highly anticipated new album, which will be released later in the year. The new studio album will be supported with an extensive UK tour in December.

After a few years away, the band reformed with all the original band members:

Rick Witter – Vocal

Paul Banks - Lead Guitar

Tom Gladwin – Bass

Joe Johnson – Guitar / Keys

Alan Leach – Drums

'The Sheds' consistently sell out concerts across the UK and abroad, playing to a huge and ever-growing following with their acclaimed and energetic live shows. After two years of writing new songs, they have decided that now is the time to commit to the release of a highly anticipated studio album, which comes after a 16 year wait.

Talismanic front man Rick Witter said: "We’ve spent the last couple of years writing and demo-ing secretly and have more than an album's worth of material that we can’t wait to share with you. We feel now is the right time. We're looking forward to 'Shedcember' where it will be business as usual, you’ll get to hear all the songs you rightly should expect to hear but this time with a light sprinkling of new music to top it all off. Thanks for all the support over the years, we’re really excited about this new chapter for Shed Seven and hope you’ll continue to be part of the journey with us, and trust me, this album will be well worth the wait."

Pre-order the album here:

Website - www.shedseven.com

Pledge - www.pledgemusic.com/shedseven

All pre-orders of the album before 16:00hrs on Wednesday February 22nd receive a code to access the exclusive tour ticket pre-sale.