Month: May 2018

THE BONNEVILLES

CONFIRM UK & EIRE TOUR FOR MAY & JUNE ​ ​THE BONNEVILLES have announced a series of UK & Ireland shows for this spring. The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn’t felt since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don’t so much play punk blues as use it as a springboard to create a completely new genre. And now they release their 4th studio album “Dirty Photographs” with LA based Alive Natural Sound Records. The Lurgan duo take Mississippi Hill Blues and Punk Rock and mix their own unique dark Northern Irish Punk Blues stew which drew the attention of the fore mentioned Alive Natural Sound which saw them release the award nominated “Arrow Pierce My Heart” on the label in 2016. The Bonnevilles formed in 2009 and quickly released their debut, and now, legendary album “Good Suits & Fightin’ Boots” on Motor Sounds Records. McGibbon being a blues fan was moved to create The Bonnevilles after a brief time in another duo and being heavily inspired by RL Burnsides “ A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey” and bands like The Soledad Brothers, The Immortal Lee County Killers along with blues heavyweights like Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Chess Records etc combined with McMullans heavy metal drumming style the band has become...

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JORDAN ALLEN

CONFIRM 2018 LIVE SHOWS LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE With a seemingly unstoppable momentum driving them to ever greater heights, the time is now for JORDAN ALLEN. The fresh face of rock’n’roll for the 21st Century, this Greater Manchester four piece continue to surprise and captivate with every radio-storming single and riot-inducing gig fixture. Comprising the formidable talents of Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass), and Nathan Howard (Drums), the band also boast an Ace amongst their hand with charismatic front man, lyricist (and source of band’s namesake): Jordan. Guided by the esteemed Brontone Management (Muse, The Pogues, Pulled Apart...

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SEAN McGOWAN

UNVEILS CHAOTIC COOKERY VIDEO FOR: ’CUPPA TEA’ WATCH HERE DEBUT ALBUM ‘SON OF THE SMITH’ OUT THIS FRIDAY – 11 MAY 2018 EXTENSIVE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES EARLY PRAISE FOR ‘SON OF THE SMITH’ ALBUM “poetic and raw – Mcgowan tells it warts and all, and it’s his lyrics that stand out” (5/5) BUZZ MAGAZINE “sharp tongue and playful lyrics” AUDIO ADDICT “an album of emotion, guile, guts and pavement poetry, it’s a stunning debut, truly stunning.” (9/10) ORIGINAL ROCK Ever wondered how to make the perfect brew? Well wonder no longer as Seán McGowan guides you with...

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Punk perfection from the UK Subs

by Rob Jones The UK Subs are arguably the hardest working touring band in rock ‘n’ roll – and, take in to consideration that lead singer Charlie Harper has just turned 74 years and their industry creates an even more amazing tribute to these punk bastions. A fiery four piece took to the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd stage after lively sets from a range of other renowned rebel rockers including: Discharge, GBH and The Lurkers. The Subs have so many good tunes to choose from that it must be a battle to decide what is in or out –...

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WILL VARLEY

ANNOUNCES A BRAND NEW UK TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2018 WILL VARLEY is very pleased to announce he will be touring the UK again this autumn, with the majority of the shows taking place in seated theatres and venues. Varley celebrated the release of his 5th studio album, “Spirit of Minnie”, with a packed out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February. He then spent the first part of this year playing his new album live around the world, touring extensively in the US, appearing at SXSW festival in Texas and selling out venues across the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. Culminating at London’s stunning Round Chapel in Hackney, this brand new tour will come after a busy summer of shows including appearances at Bearded Theory, BoomTown Fair, Green Man and the wonderful Cropredy Festival (at the request of members of Fairport Convention themselves). Described recently by Donovan as “The next generation” and counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Tim Minchin and Frank Turner amongst his fans, it seems the rambling songwriter who cut his teeth haunting the open mics of south London is finally getting the attention he deserves. Don’t miss him across the UK this autumn. Recent press quotes: “His strongest work to date…evoking the likes of Bright Eyes, Springsteen and Dylan effortlessly.” Clash “While he may have produced his darkest album to date… it’s also...

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