Date: January 29th, 2012
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup
Bedford may not be the most likely place where you’d find a great source of rock, but Don Broco have been set to change that, and they’re not doing a bad job at it so far either. With a successful EP under their belts and a hugely hyped debut full-length on the way, we caught up with the guys on their first tour across the UK in 2012 – supporting Four Year Strong. We talked about the upcoming album, the recent departure of bassist Luke Rayner, balancing the band with day jobs and more:
Up-and-coming pop-punk outfit We Are The In Crowd are currently giving away a free download of an acoustic version of their song ‘Rumor Mill’ in exchange for liking their Facebook page (here).
Essex pop-punkers The Hype Theory have finally completed their line-up with a permanent bassist. Jack Divey has now joined the band on a full-time basis. Vocalist Katy Jackson had the following to say about Jack joining the group:
Slowly but surely emerging out of the underground, Michigan’s La Dispute are one of the hottest new exports the the US is giving to us over here in Britain. Whilst on their first headline tour in the UK promoting their latest album ‘Wildlife’ and also on their first ever date in Manchester, we went along to catch the guys and their support acts Former Thieves and Cowards doing what they do best:
Easily becoming one of the biggest and strongest recruits in this generation’s pop-punk scene, Four Year Strong recently went on a headline stint across the UK with support from A Loss For Words and Don Broco. We were there at the Manchester date of the tour to witness these bands in action, and even got some photos of all three them doing their thing:
Up-and-coming post-hardcore act Laguna Sunrise have just released their first music video for their debut single, ‘A Lesson In Aviation (Ascend Past Planes)’. Check it out:
Michigan’s For The Fallen Dreams have signed over to Artery Recordings for their forthcoming album, set for release this Summer. More news regarding the album will be posted here as it develops.
French alt rock duo Cherry Bloom have unveiled the music video for their new single, ‘Get By’. Check it out below:
New ambient duo Arctica have come onto the scene in a very generous mood by offering up their debut two-track EP ‘Through Senses’ for free download. You can claim your free tracks (or simply stream them if you’d prefer) through the player embedded below, just underneath the release artwork:
Crowns have revealed details of their new self-titled EP, which is slated for a March 5th 2012 release date on the band’s own label imprint, Ship Wreckords, which will be distributed PIAS and available on both physical and digital download.
Along with this, the band are also heading out on a few dates across the UK in support of Sharks in March and April, beginning a month after their few headline dates later this month. All upcoming shows from the band are outlined below:
Rising solo artist Rainy Boy Sleep has just released the video for his latest single, ‘Shopping Centre Song’. Check it out below:
Manchester’s Sonic Boom Six are giving away a free download of their acoustic EP ‘Babyboom’ to every subscriber to their mailing list, both old and new. If you’re not already, go ahead and sign up to the band’s mailing list at their website (here).
The EP artwork and tracklisting can be seen below: