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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Announces New Studio Album

Wrong Creatures Album Set For Release on January 12, 2018

First Single “Little Thing Gone Wild” Out Today

North American Tour Dates Announced

September 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announced their forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, out on January 12, 2018 and released the first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” – PRESS HERE to listen to the track.

The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). They’ve been crafting perfectly honed, bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock since 1998 and return with their 7th studio album. These rock and roll stalwarts have been praised by NPR for their “gutsy rock ‘n’ roll” while Rolling Stone has called their sound “expansive” and Entertainment Weekly has called it “deeply hypnotic narco-blues.”

Wrong Creatures was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and is available for pre-sale beginning today in all digital music stores and directly through the band’s online store. “Little Thing Gone Wild” is available for purchase as an individual track beginning today and everyone who pre-orders the album will receive the song immediately. In addition to the CD & Digital album version, Wrong Creatures will also be available for pre-order in a deluxe box format, which, in addition to the exclusive colored vinyl LP, comes with a custom BRMC harmonica made by Höhner, and more. The deluxe box is available exclusively through the band’s online store.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Wrong Creatures takes a journey throughout rock's history, taking unlikely twists and turns, both peppered with historic influences but also having one foot firmly in the present. Yet their focus still firmly set on returning to edge of the stage, never resting on their laurels and bringing people further into their live experience. “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, i mean we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head” say’s Been. “I know i’ve battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions.”

Wrong Creatures returns to the core of BRMC's alchemy, yet plunges the knife in even further. From the Cave-esque murder balladry of “Haunt” to the garage punk of “Little Thing Gone Wild,” it runs the gamut allowing the band to flex every muscle in their armor. They remain opaque about the songs' greater meanings, fearful of past misunderstandings. “I find myself writing about death a lot,” says Hayes. “I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it's dark humor.” Talking about mortality allows Hayes to explore life's great mistakes and regrets. Channeling them through rolling riffs and dirge-laden rhythms, however, extolls the demons within. It's a great catharsis for the band, and it's a great unifier for their audience who can also seek solace in the emotional heft.

Ultimately, the band are survivors during an era where rock’n'roll can often be overshadowed by garish pop and domineering hip-hop. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have learned how to cut out all the noise and concentrate on what matters. Robert Levon Been: “We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly. Though i’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club also announced their North American tour which will be kicking off on January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. The trio will also be hitting Europe and the UK for select tour dates this fall beginning October 23. The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.

About War Child USA

War Child is an international award-winning charity that takes a long term approach to development, working with and investing in war-affected communities to help disrupt cycles of poverty and violence. War Child's programs provide children and their families with access to education, economic opportunity and justice. Working to protect the most marginalized and vulnerable children where the needs are greatest, War Child operates in many of the most volatile regions of the world including South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan. War Child believes that with the right support the 500,000 people its programs benefit each year can become the authors of their own future. http://www.warchildusa.org

"Musicians have always been at the forefront of social change and we are honored that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have chosen to support War Child through Plus 1. In the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War II and famine spreading across Eastern Africa, the need for our work has never been greater. The funds raised through this impactful partnership will benefit War Child’s humanitarian programs in support of children and families living with war at a time when the organization’s work is so critically needed." -Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder, War Child USA and War Child Canada

GET TICKETS FOR THEIR ROCK CITY SHOW AT http://bit.ly/2x0R1qh

ALIEN ANT FARM!

Fan favourite nu-metal alt-rockers ALIEN ANT FARM will be hitting us for an immense show to close their tour in Feb next year with the awesome Soil and Local H in to support!!

Tickets go on sale next Thursday officially, BUT we've got our own pre-sale from Tuesday, set a reminder so you don't miss out at http://bit.ly/2viV1ie

 

NEW PAPA ROACH VIDEO

NEW YORK, NY August 15, 2017— Papa Roach pulls no punches when it comes to politics. Earlier this year, the multi-platinum, award winning icons of alternative hard rock made headlines for taking on Paul Ryan in defense of the Affordable Care Act, but it’s “American Dreams,” the latest single off their ninth LP Crooked Teeth, where Papa Roach goes all in on the current state of America’s political affairs.

“America is struggling, America is divided, America is hurting right now,” explains Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. “We’re at a fever pitch of confusion, smoke and mirrors, blatant lies. The American Dream is on the chopping block.

“Have you ever thought that war was a sickness?” asks the lifelong pacifist in the lyrics for the track. “My father is a Vietnam veteran. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I've dealt with personally. I know other people relate.”

Today the band reveals the official video for the new LP’s second single, “American Dreams” which went Top-10 at Active Rock this week, holding steady at #8. Shot in Shaddix’s rural Northern California hometown of Sacramento, the video was Produced and Directed by Bryson Roatch, and features a cast of real life Americans fighting to create their own version of the elusive American Dream and addresses many of the issues preventing them from attaining that dream.

WATCH “AMERICAN DREAMS” OFFICIAL VIDEO :

Something's wrong here
Or so it seems
'Cause I'm not sleeping in
American Dreams
American lies
We're trying to see through the smoke in our eyes
So give me the truth
Don't tell me your lies
'Cause it's harder to breathe
When you're buried alive
By American Dreams
*full lyrics here

Papa Roach released their ninth studio album on May 19 to critical acclaim, debuting at #1 on the Billboard ‘s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, #4 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, and Top 20 in the Top 200. The album has accumulated over 52 million spotify streams since its release.

PAPA ROACH PLAY ROCK CITY 6TH OCTOBER!

GIG NEWS: Hell Is For Heroes!

WE'VE GOT AWESOME GIG NEWS!!

HELL IS FOR HEROES have revealed their exciting live return with a run of special anniversary shows in February next year. Celebrating 15 years since the release of their Top 20 debut The Neon Handshake, the London five piece will play the album in full with their original line up.

Marking their first shows since their sold-out run with Hundred Reasons in 2012, HELL IS FOR HEROES will delight fans with an electric performance of the album that spawned the singles ‘I Can Climb Mountains’, ‘You Drove Me To It’, ‘Night Vision’ and ‘Retreat’.

To make this trip down memory lane even more special, HELL IS FOR HEROES have confirmed two exciting supports. The first comes in the shape of chart topping Alt-rockers A – whose 2002 album ‘Hi-Fi Serious’, which contained the top ten single ‘Nothing’, went Silver in the UK.

“We cant wait!” says drummer Adam Perry “it’s going to fantastic to play those songs again and share the stage with old friends, and it’s years since we toured so we are really looking forward to it and hope to see many old and new faces down the front!”

Completing the bill are recently reformed alternative mob VEX RED, who say:

“It’s great to see HIFH back out again and we’re stoked to have been invited to play these shows with them! There’ll be some new material from Vex in the set and we’re really looking forward to playing some of the cities that we couldn’t hit on our last tour.”

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB!

The epic Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be here 3rd November!! Here's the official announcement:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to mark a return to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary later this year. The band are currently working on a new as-yet-untitled studio album, which is expected to be released later this year.

All the shows will have a very limited number of VIP packages via Artist Arena that will include a Meet & Greet with all members of the band, sound check attendance, early venue entry, an exclusive merchandise item and a collectible laminate.

VIP/Ticket pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 9th May at 10am local times, with general on-sales to follow later in the week. For full details check www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com

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ICE CREAM AS DARK AS YOUR SOUL

At last, our prayers have been answered.

The frikkin' genius Little Damage Ice Cream Shop in Los Angeles, California have concocted a badass black-as-your-cold-dead-heart ice cream in a big ol' f*** you to all the unicorn themed cute food stuffs doing the rounds.

Their almond-charcoal (what?) flavour ice cream is all over Instagram atm. You can even request a black cone to match... 

 

Want to ease into it? You can add other flavours or sprinkles to remind you it ain't all doom and gloom ;) 

Now, let's find out how we get it shipped over to Notts...

\m/

 

THE WONDER YEARS!!

We're stoked to announce today that The Wonder Years will be here 8th July for a special UK show, along with the excellent support line-up of Beach Slang, Muncie Girls and Dirty Nil!! Here's the official blurb: 

Following on from an incredible headline tour of the UK earlier this year, which saw them play to a sold out crowd at London’s Koko, Philadelphia’s The Wonder Years have announced two special UK shows in Nottingham and Kingston in July.

The dates are in addition to the band’s previously scheduled appearance at 2000trees Festival in Cheltenham. Beach Slang, Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil will support at Nottingham Rock City on 8th July, with both Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil also joining The Wonder Years for their show at Kingston’s Hippodrome on 9th July. Tickets on sale this week.

The band released their latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘No Closer To Heaven’, in 2016 to critical acclaim.

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING!

We're pleased to say that the uniquely interesting Public Service Broadcasting will be here for their UK Tour on 21st October! Tickets go on sale Thursday, why not set a handy reminder? Head to http://bit.ly/2pchP41

DOT TO DOT FEST 2ND ANNOUNCEMENT!

The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 26th-28th May for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge lineup of established performers and emerging artists from around the world. Dot To Dot, are delighted to reveal the second wave of artists to play this year’s festival, with more bands still to follow:

Hotly tipped four-piece THE BIG MOON open the list of new additions. Bold, articulate, and with an insatiable ear for melody, they are perfectly poised and ready for their Dot To Dot debut. With their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’, scheduled for release at the start of April through Fiction Records, we’re sure you’ll be hearing plenty about these girls over the next few months. Manchester’s own THE SLOW READERS CLUB are also set for their first Dot To Dot appearance. Currently halfway through a UK tour, with sell out shows in London and Nottingham, we can’t wait to see a series of imposing live sets at Dot To Dot by this much acclaimed band. They’ll be joined by Stockholm’s JOSEFIN ÖHRN + THE LIBERATION, whose brand of radiant psychedelia stands effortlessly apart from the increasingly staid, and often paradoxically predictable, modern take on the genre.

The second wave announcement also includes: ANNA STRAKER, ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE, ATLAS WYND, AVANTE BLACK, C. MACLEOD, CALLUM BEATTIE, CONFIDENCE MAN, ELLIE ROSE, EYRE LLEW, GOTHIC TROPIC, HANNAH GEORGAS, HOLIDAY OSCAR, HUSKY LOOPS, INDIGO LO, ISLAND, JACK LADDER, JAKL, JESSE TERRY, JORDAN ALLEN, KUDU BLUE, LITTLE CUB, LITTLE HOURS, MIYA FOLICK, MYSTIC BRAVES, PIXX, SONDRE LERCHE, SORRY and TO KILL A KING. They’ll be joining SUNDARA KARMA, AMBER RUN, THE GROWLERS, LOUIS BERRY, HONEYBLOOD, PINEGROVE, CHERRY GLAZERR, TOM GRENNAN, PICTURE THIS and lots more on this year’s Dot To Dot line-up.

Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through https://www.alttickets.com/dot-to-dot-festival-tickets.

FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM NEWS!

MUSICIANS!! How would you like to play on our hallowed stage?? Or the huge exposure of playing at Splendour Festival?? Make sure you check out the Future Sound Of Nottingham Competition, which is featured in this week's Nusic Podcast over at http://www.nusic.org.uk/wordpress/nusic-new-music-podcast-149-205-tracklisting/