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CLUB NIGHT: Propaganda (Manchester)

City: Manchester
Venue: Moho Live
Night: Saturday (10:00PM – 3:30:AM)
Website: www.thepropaganda.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/propagandaclub
Twitter: www.twitter.com/propagandaclub

Originally starting out in Bristol, the Propaganda club nights have expanded and branched out to several other cities across the UK, including Manchester. Set in the Moho Live venue within the city centre, a venue originally set up for gigs of bands from across many genres, it’s a nice adaptation and change from the mosh pits aplenty to avid clubbers.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Chthonic – Takasago Army

Taiwan isn’t a usual origin for death metal for us over in the UK, but be assured that it’s there, and Chthonic are ensuring that we get a taste of it for ourselves with their recent visit over here for their slot at this year’s Download Festival. Prior ro that, the Taiwanese hard-hitters dropped their latest bludgeoner ‘Takasago Army’, and vocalist Freddy Lim has decided to share with us the background behind the record and its tracks:

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TOUR DIARY: POLAR. Headline Tour – (03/07/2011 – 06/07/2011)

Coming up to the final few shows of their tour, POLAR. are making sure that their first ever headline tour across the UK is one they’re not going to forget. Keeping their entries for an exclusive tour diary for us, the boys fill us in on their happenings at their Manchester, Edinburghand Telford shows along with a alcohol filled day off in the Lake District, ensuring the on-road carnage doesn’t stop at any moment:

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TOUR DIARY: POLAR. Headline Tour – (30/06/2011 & 01/07/2011 & 02/07/2011)

As the tour goes on, so does the carnage. The hardcore boys in POLAR. are well into their first ever headline tour now, this time hitting up Margate, Rotherham and Ipswich on their travels. The band fill us in on the three dates of the tour with their goings on, which this time includes the outfit chowing down on delicacies like battered pizza, a night out in Derby due to the Rotherham date needing to be unavoidably cancelled, and the band members deciding to title themselves the “Euro Hunks”:

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TOUR DIARY: POLAR. Headline Tour – (28/06/2011 & 29/06/2011)

Properly into their first ever headline UK tour, young hardcore outfit POLAR. are beginning to finally affirm themselves as a solid band before their debut full-length comes into the public eye. With their stops over at Hastings and Brighton, the band have to tackle extreme heat whilst performing, explain how they’re feeling on this tour, and meeting a local weirdo:

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TOUR DIARY: POLAR. Headline Tour (25/06/2011 & 26/06/2011)

Heading out onto their first headline UK tour, A Wolf At Your Door Records signing hardcore quintet POLAR. are set to be an up-and-coming big name in the scene, but before setting out on the road, the band make an appearance at this year’s Ghostfest and a reunion show for Fastlane with Deaf Havana. This is the start of their exclusive tour diary with us, and their accounts of the aforementioned shows:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Autumn In Disguise

Though Autumn may be coming within the next few months, Autumn In Disguise still have one hell of a Summer to celebrate with after winning this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition. Their brand of pop-punk is more than apt for the season too, with which they’ll be sharing at several different major festivals across the UK. We got a hold of the band for a little chingwag of what could most definitely be their best Summer yet:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: Floods

Not to be confused with Flood Of Red for the slightly similar names, St. Albans outfit Floods bring are far more ferocious and in-your-face melodic hardcore injection into the Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2011 winner circle, and judging from their recent music video, they know how to have a laugh too. We talked to the band about their RBBJ win, the aforementioned music video and a few other things too:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: The Ocean Between Us

Getting the final winners position of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam as the judge’s wild card choice, Leeds post-hardcore group The Ocean Between Us didn’t have to get involved with the whole performing live in the bedroom part of the competition. We caught up with the lucky lads and talked about how it feels to be alongside the other winners, as well as teeth being knocked out at their Download Festival performance:

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RED BULL BEDROOM JAM 2011 WINNER: MakethisRelate

From the Northern lands of Scotland, alternative rock quartet MakethisRelate have been making quite a buzz in their local area, along with other places across the rest of the UK. Thanks to their recent success in becoming one of the eight winners of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam contest, it looks like they’re going to be bringing an even bigger buzz all Summer long at several different festivals. We had a chat with the band to see how they’re looking forward to the next few months:

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