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WITH CONFIDENCE

WITH CONFIDENCE will be here as part of their UK & European headline tour in 2017!

Debut album ‘Better Weather’ in stores now: http://smarturl.it/BetterWeather    

“storming debut album” – Kerrang! (KKKK)  

“This debut is an innocent, polished, perfect start to what is shaping up to be a big career.” – Rock Sound (8/10)

“All the plays are performed to perfection” – Upset Mag (4/5)  

Four-piece Australian alternative rock band With Confidence are following up one hell of a 2016 with their first UK & European headline tour in February & March of 2017. Support will come from Broadside (UK only), Safetosay and Milestones. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 23rd November at 9am.  

With Confidence say – “We're super stoked to be touring around U.K. and Europe this coming February! Though we were sad to see our December tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck fall through, we're excited for our return to now be playing Better Weather in full. See you soon!”  

With Confidence made their first appearances in the UK earlier this year, playing Slam Dunk Festival and supporting As It Is across the country. They’ve also toured in Japan supporting The Wonder Years, spent a full summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the US and recently supported fellow Aussies 5 Seconds of Summer on home turf.   

With Confidence’s debut album, ‘Better Weather’ was released in June 2016 via Hopeless Records and it’s a record that’s struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning the band acclaim in the press and a continually burgeoning group of dedicated followers.  

Formed in 2012 in Sydney, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, backing vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, guitarist Luke Rockets, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. The band’s second EP ‘Distance’ was released on January 13, 2015 and skyrocketed to #2 on the iTunes Alternative charts and #10 on the overall iTunes albums chart.

For more information: http://www.withconfidenceband.com / www.hopelessrecords.com   

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THE KOOKS!!

THE KOOKS will be here on 1st May!! Here's the scoop:

To celebrate a decade together as a band, The Kooks have announced their ‘Best Of’ UK Tour to take place in 2017. The run of seventeen headline shows will kick off on 21 April in Manchester, before visiting cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham and Bristol, and will conclude with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 13 May.

Since they burst onto the scene in 2006 with their unstoppable debut Inside In/Inside Out, which went 5x platinum last month, the Brighton based four-piece have gone from strength to strength.

Now, with three more studio albums, a number of massive world tours, awards and critical acclaim under their belts, it was clear that the indie rockers’ ten-year anniversary is a significant occasion to celebrate their momentous career so far with a tour of all of their greatest hits. Fans will be given the chance to see performances of classic hits, B-Sides as well as brand new music that the band have been dedicating time to in the studio this year.

Additionally, The Kooks have been warming up on the live circuit recently by hitting the road to perform shows across Europe and South America amongst various other international summer festivals. 

 

THE PRETTY RECKLESS!

Fan favourites The Pretty Reckless will be here on 19th January next year!! Tix go on sale Friday, you can set a reminder at http://bit.ly/2f9GNIc

Bear's Den!

Bear’s Den today reveal Dew On The Vine, the new single to be taken from their Top 10 album, Red Earth & Pouring Rain.

The group are shortly to embark on their biggest UK tour to date, with sold out shows including Brixton Academy on 8th November, and today announce a new European tour for spring 2017, culminating in their recently announced show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 5th April. Tickets for the new spring dates go on sale this week.

The video for Dew On The Vine, also released today, was directed by Louis Bhose and features band and crew in a Fight Club-inspired ping pong tournament that may or may not be representative of their real-life life on the road.

Red Earth & Pouring Rain is the follow up to Bear’s Den’s Ivor Novello-nominated 2014 debut, Islands, and sees a group taking huge leaps forward to become another great success story of a British band breaking through. Their 2014 debut, Islands, had been a true slow burning success over an 18 month period, with the band building a huge fanbase through consistently stellar live shows and huge airplay for the singles, Agape, and the Ivor Novello-nominated Above The Clouds of Pompeii.

As well as its UK success, Red Earth & Pouring Rain is off to a flying start internationally, with Top 10 chartings in Holland (#5) and Belgium (#9) as well as a Top 30 debut in Germany (#26). The band’s recent US headline tour also sold out in its entirety.

"There is something universally accessible and bonding in these sweeping, hope-fuelled anthems” - The Independent

“Spellbinding loveliness. Together the duo are a gliding iceberg, the perfect balm for tricky times." - **** The Evening Standard 

Stadium-ready London duo Bear’s Den provide a slice of brilliant Americana with Red Earth & Pouring Rain” - **** The Sun

"Bear’s Den sound like genuine innovators… an admirably ambitious album” The Line of Best Fit

GET TIX: http://bit.ly/2e3Lao8

AMBER RUN RETURN!

Notts graduates Amber Run today announce their return, with a new tour, new album and new single!! Here's the scoop:

Today marks the return of Amber Run, who come back flexing their muscles with brand new song “Stranger”. The UK four-piece are also readying to release their sophomore album, For A Moment, I Was Lost, a 12-track chronicle of their interval between the last, packed with moments of expansive beauty & full-blooded raw emotion. They’re also announcing a February tour to coincide with the album’s launch.

"Stranger is about being hopeful” explains the band, continuing “about realising that sometimes you don’t get what you need but you’ll keep moving on regardless. At it’s root, Stranger is about how it’s worth suffering for your art. It's about reconnecting with the thing you love most and remembering that nothing that's worth having comes easy.”

Speaking about the album the band had to say “We have always believed in evolution as a band. Not reinvention so much as taking what's already there and making it better. As students in Nottingham, we would sit and say “we’ll be the band we want to be by the 4th album”. Somewhere along the way, we forgot that evolution takes time. We forgot that any new experience has a learning curve.

“The new album trims the fat from our previous music, and get down to the bare bones of the songs. We’re songwriters, and where 5AM was a collection of songs written in our youth, these new songs are, for us, a timely response to more recent experiences."

Also on the album is track “Haze”, which doubles as a free download for pre-ordering the record early.

LAURA MVULA SUPPORT!

The fantastic Laura Mvula will be supported by the excellent Oliver St Louis when she takes to our stage on 17th November!

Get tix: http://bit.ly/2dkuhYj

FRANK TURNER'S 2000TH SHOW

The rumours are true...

The man himself Frank Turner wanted to do something special for his 2000th show, so he'll be returning to us on 15th December!! You need to register for tickets at http://www.seetickets.com/register/frank-turner

BUSTED

YOU HEARD RIGHT...

BUSTED ARE GOING TO BE HERE ON 20TH FEB!!

Their new album 'Night Driver' comes out Nov 11th.

Tix go on sale this Friday: http://bit.ly/2dq0paw

SUM 41

SUM 41 will be here on 4th March next year!!

Their latest album '13 Voices' has just been released:

"Multiplatinum rock outfit Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band’s longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever. However things were not as perfect as they seemed, as vocalist, guitarist, and producer Deryck Whibley found himself on the brink of destruction.

“I can’t pin-point one exact moment that put me over the edge, it was more of an accumulation of many things when I slipped into a fog of partying and booze. I tried to detach myself from any and all responsibility whatsoever,” Whibley reflects. He spent the next year doing just that, and at the end found himself in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life.
Whibley spent most of April and May 2014 in and out of the ICU with his mother and fiancée by his side. When he was finally released as an outpatient he realized that his journey was just beginning, and it was then that he began to write while simultaneously going through intense physical therapy. “Being sober and out of the fog made me realize that the only things I really cared about were music, making a record, and getting better so I could get back on stage again.”
The music came together in tandem with Whibley’s health; he recalls: “Due to neuropathy, muscle atrophy and medication that caused permanent nerve damage in my legs and feet left me unable to walk and in excruciating pain for months. I had to learn how to do everything again—my motor skills, learning how to play guitar. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all.”
He continues, “Writing music gave me a purpose and I started from scratch with absolutely nothing to work with. I would put on movies with no sound and start writing guitar riffs and music to the images. Mostly movies from Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Kill Bill and Inglorious Bastards. The process led me in a direction that I had never gone in before which made me feel like I was writing a theatrical score called “hard-score punk”.
In addition to bassist Cone McCaslin and lead guitarist Tom Thacker, Sum 41 would also formally welcome Frank Zummo (Street Drum Corps, Krewella, Thenewno2, Dead By Sunrise) behind the kit.
Whibley produced and engineered 13 Voices entirely on his own in his house. Drums were set up in the living room, guitar amps in the bedrooms. The end result stands tall as SUM 41’s most intense, cathartic and all-around finest work in years.
With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they’ve got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. “I can’t say whether this is our best record or not, as I don’t know if it is,” states Whibley. “All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life”."

SLAVES on Jools Holland

Punk duo SLAVES performed their latest single 'Spit It Out' on Jools Holland this week and it's a corker. Check it out below!

They're here November 23rd, tix are still available at http://bit.ly/2deal72