Friday, January 17, 2020

Lauran Hibberd goes 'Bang Bang Bang' to kick off 2020





Words: Ellie Ward 

With her US entrance coming in March at SXSW, Lauran Hibberd is kicking off 2020 to a fine start with a new single.

Produced by Boe Weaver and mastered by Vlado Meller (Weezer, Rage Against The Machine, Oasis), Lauran Hibberd’s driving pop number ‘Bang Bang Bang’ is out today, January 17.

“‘Bang Bang Bang’ is my ode to the teenage girl," says the slacker pop songstress of the two minute 22 second fizzer. "It’s built for the prom scene in ’10 Things I Hate About You’. It’s the cycle of going back to the same person even when you know you shouldn’t and I guess the fallout of all of that”.

Tune in now, and catch up with Lauran on February's UK run of shows.



Live dates

FEBRUARY
15 The Joiners, Southampton
16 The Louisiana, Bristol
18 Bodega, Nottingham
19 Deaf Institute, Manchester
20 Camden Assembly, London

'Go Out' with KYTES on new track ahead of second album





Munich-based indie-pop quartet KYTES drop their second album ‘good luck’ on February 28 via Frisbee Records.

Ahead of release they share the infectiously poppy 'Go Out'.

Listen to the track below. KYTES will also play a one-off UK date on March 5 at The Fiddler in London.

The Great Escape announces The Road To The Great Escape showcase





The Great Escape which hits Brighton once again from May 13-16 with over 450 up-and-coming artists, has today
announced 29 acts for a brand new showcase, The Road To The Great Escape, which will take place in Glasgow (May 9-10) and Dublin (May 11-12).

“Glasgow and Dublin are hotbeds for new music, and we are delighted to reflect this at The Road To The Great Escape. We are incredibly excited by the range of acts we’ve selected and can’t wait to share the line-up. This is one not to be missed!” says Rory Bett, CEO of MAMA Festivals.

Artists making appearances at Glasgow’s King Tuts Wah Wah Hut are:

AARON SMITH
ABBIE OZARD
AMA
BAMILY
CHIIILD
GRACEY
GRIFF
LIZZIE REID
MALAKI
MATILDA MANN
NOISY
OSCAR LANG
PEOPLE CLUB
PVA
SOMEBODY’S CHILD
STRANGE BONES
VANIVES
WALT DISCO

Artists appearing atDublin venues Academy 2,The Grand Social, Tramlines and Lost Lane are:

AARON SMITH
AMA
APRIL
AVIVA
CHIIILD
DEAR-GOD
GRACEY
GRIFF
HOUSE OF PHARAOHS
HYYTS
KID KAPICHI
LUCIA + THE BEST BOYS
MABES
MALAKI
MASTER PEACE
NOISY
OSCAR LANG
THE PALE WHITE
PEOPLE CLUB
STRANGE BONES
TEEN JESUS & THE JEAN TEASERS
WALT DISCO

More acts will be announced for The Road To The Great Escape in Dublin and Glasgow very soon.

Tickets go on sale from Friday January 24.

See the website for more details.

Watch :: The Roly Mo cover Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'





Words: Sam Geary 

A Little Indie One To Watch 2020, The Roly Mo, recently did a session for Tenement TV.

Watch as the Glaswegian foursome rock up a cover of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'.

Wanna see more? Catch them live on January 24 as part of Glasgow venue King Tut's 'New Year's Revolution' showcasing the best of emerging Scottish artists.

Sløtface ‘Tap the pack’ as they build to second album


Credit: Marthe Thu 



Words: Sam Geary 

Norway's melodically tinged punks Sløtface share their new single ‘Tap the pack’.

The track is the latest to come from their second album, 'Sorry for the Late Reply', which arrives on January 31 via Propeller Recordings. The album also marks the first time the band have acted as co-producers, working with Odd Martin Skålnes (Sigrid, Aurora).



UK live dates

MARCH
14 Southampton, The Joiners
15 Bristol, The Louisiana
16 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
18 Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
19 Liverpool, Arts Club Loft
20 Leeds, Headrow House
21 Newcastle, Think Tank
23 Glasgow, Broadcast
24 Manchester, Deaf Institute
26 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
27 London, The Garage
28 Brighton, Patterns

Track Of The Day :: Glass Violet - Over the Moor





Words: Charlie Emmett

Bristol five-piece Glass Violet kick off the new decade with a cracker of a tune in 'Over the Moor'.

Out today (January 17), it's the second single after last year's self-produced debut single 'Chemicals', and this one has got pretty much everything needed for a buzzy hit, from an infectious rhythm, bouncy melodies, and soaring guitar riffs, to a rich singlong chorus and Tom Hurdiss striking a sweet vocal balance.

"It’s a song about ends and starts and how different phases of life often pass you by without you noticing it’s happened," is what the band say about it. "It's about the desire for finding a certain fire within new beginnings."

Check out the song - and if you fancy catching this lot live, then head to a Free Entry hometown show in Bristol at Department S Club Night at The Lanes on January 25, or their show for This Feeling at The Moon in Cardiff on February 6.