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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Sleeping With Sirens – Let’s Cheers To This

Orlando post-hardcore outfit Sleeping With Sirens released their sophomore record, ‘Let’s Cheers To This’, on May 10th through Rise Records. With a series of great energetic songs with emotional and deep meaning across the whole album, we asked frontman Kellin Quinn to fill us in on the meaning and focus behind the album and its 11 solid tracks:

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NEWS: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! sign to Fearless Records!

French pop-punk quintet Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have become the most recent signing onto the Fearless Records roster. The band will be re-mixing and re-releasing their album, ‘Something For Nothing’, with all new artwork and a bonus track later this Summer 2011.

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VIDEO: Funeral For A Friend – Broken Foundation

Enjoying a somewhat rebirth thanks to the success of their latest record ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’, Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend have released a music video for their new single, ‘Broken Foundation’. Check it out to see FFAF‘s new lease of life:

‘Broken Foundation’ is released on June 13th 2011.

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NEWS: Job For A Cowboy stream new ‘Gloom’ EP in full on Metal Sucks!

Job For A Cowboy are currently streaming their forthcoming EP release, ‘Gloom’, on the website Metal Sucks. To listen to their exclusive stream, simply click on this link.

‘Gloom’ is released on June 7th 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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NEWS: Two more bands join Bloodstock and fancy dress theme revealed!

Two more bands, Hell and Dripback, have just joined the line-up for this year’s Bloodstock Festival. On top of this, the annual metal festival have also revealed a fancy dress theme. The Friday date of the festival marks Vincent Price‘s 100th birthday, so the promoters are asking fans to come as their favourite morbid and horrible monsters. Whether it be Dracula, Frankenstein or even something more simple like the Mummy or Invisible man, there’s many possibilites.

For more information on Bloodstock Open Air, visit the festival’s official website by clicking here.

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NEWS: No Americana begin UK headline tour today!

Along with being announced to perform at this year’s Sonisphere Festival and releasing their debut EP, No Americana head out on their headline UK tour today. Here’s where you can catch them:

MAY 27 – BIRMINGHAM, Actress & Bishop
MAY 30 – WALLSALL, Woodstock Festival
JUNE 04 – NUNEATON, The Crew
JUNE 09 – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds (Emma Scott presents show)
JUNE 10 – STOURBRIDGE, Base Studios
JUNE 25 – BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute
JULY 04 – MANCHESTER, Night & Day Café
JULY 08 – LONDON, The Watershed
JULY 09 – KNEBWORTH, Sonisphere Festival
JULY 28 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 3
JULY 30 – READING, The Face Bar

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NEWS: More bands and DJs added to Sonisphere 2011 bill!

Yet more bands have been added to the line-up for the UK Sonisphere Festival this year. The new band additions are Japanese Voyeurs, Turbogeist, No Americana, Lower Than Atlantis and You And What Army.

Along with this, a series of DJ sets have also been announced, and will see appearances from A1 Bassline, Alfie, Fold, InnerPartySystem, Stan SB and Tek-One.

For more information regarding Sonisphere, visit the official website by clicking here

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NEWS: Exit Ten announce string of headline UK tour dates!

Reading based quintet Exit Ten have announced a headline UK tour in July/August, building anticipation for their eagerly awaited second album, due September 2011. The band are also set to play Sonisphere and 2000 Trees Festival this Summer. All their currently announced dates are as follows:

JUNE 18 – LONDON, New Cross Inn
JULY 10 – KNEBWORTH, Sonisphere Festival
JULY 15 – WITHINGTON, 2000 Trees Festival
JULY 21 – BIRMINGHAM, Rainbow
JULY 22 – LEEDS, The Cockpit
JULY 23 – MANCHESTER, Moho Live
JULY 29 – SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads
JULY 30 – CROYDON, Scream
JULY 31 – BRIDGEND, Hobos
AUGUST 04 – BRIGHTON, Hydrant
AUGUST 05 – LEAMINGTON, Assembly Room
AUGUST 10 – DURHAM, Live Lounge
AUGUST 11 – YORK, Fibbers
AUGUST 12 – GRAVESEND, Leo’s
AUGUST 13 – MILTON KEYNES, Pitz

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NEWS: Avril Lavigne announces two September UK dates!

Pop girl Avril Lavigne has announced two UK headline dates for September. Here’s where you can catch her:

SEPTEMBER 21 – LONDON, HMV Hammersmith Apollo
SEPTEMBER 23 – MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo

Tickets go on sale 9:00AM on May 27th 2011 priced at £32.50 adv LONDON / £29.50 adv MANCHESTER (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

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NEWS: Don Broco single ‘Beautiful Morning’ to be re-released and played on BBC Radio 1!

Bedford quartet Don Broco have recently had their single ‘Beautiful Morning’ added onto the BBC Radio 1 Introducing playlist. You can hear the track on the following shows and their respective timeslots, with information on how to help request it below:

MAY 25 – Dev: Early breakfast (4:00am – 6:30am)
MAY 26 – Greg James (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
MAY 27 – Fearne Cotton (10:00am – 12:45pm)
MAY 28 – Jo Whiley (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
MAY 29 – Edith Bowman (7:00am – 10:00am) & Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac (10:00pm – 12:00am)

Text Radio 1 on 81199 and tweet @BBCR1 to tell them how much you like Don Broco and ‘Beautiful Morning’.

To celebrate the single’s recent success and major radio airplay, the band are re-releasing the ‘Beautiful Morning’ single as a deluxe edition, which comes with two bonus b-sides, set for release on May 30th 2011.

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