ALBUM: Peepshow – Brand New Breed

ALBUM: Peepshow – Brand New Breed

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.peepshowonline.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peepshow.official
Twitter: www.twitter.com/peepshowband

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‘Brand New Breed’ opens with an intro full of news report audio where we hear the phrase “new world order” a bunch of times. This would usually either remind you of American wrestling or make you think that this band is incredibly pretentious. Actually, none of the above, it gives Peepshow‘s new album a pretty atmospheric opening if not a slightly misleading one.

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EP: Boy Jumps Ship – Be Good. Be Gracious.

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/boyjumpsshipmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/boyjumpsship

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Alternative rock quartet Boy Jumps Ship hailing from the North East of the UK have followed up 2011’s ‘Engines’ with a new EP, ‘Be Good. Be Gracious.’. The growth between these EPs is noticeable, with the latest release boasting instrumental work similar to that of heavyweights Biffy Clyro and a vocal approach like a rougher version of the now defunct Francesqa‘s Ashley Wilkie. This makes for 4 tracks of impressive work that leave the listener wishing the band had made a full-length album.

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EP: Campus – Empathy

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Small Town Records
Website: www.campusofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/camupsbe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/campustheband

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Campus have had an amazing year so far, sharing stages with the likes of While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and Vanna, and to top it all off they have produced this outstanding EP, ‘Empathy’. What Campus have created here is a very contemporary sound, fitting in with their metalcore peers whilst also shining out from them.

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NEWS: Impaled Existence announced September headline UK tour!

North Wales based metallers Impaled Existence have just announced a headline UK tour this September, in promotion of their recently released ‘These Lifeless Plains’ EP. All dates of the tour are outlined below:

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NEWS: Blink-182 add second London Brixton O2 Academy date to June/July UK tour!

After adding two intimate shows onto the end of their upcoming headline UK tour, Blink-182 have added yet another show at London’s Brixton O2 Academy onto the end of it. All upcoming UK tour dates from the band are listed below, including the newly added London dates:

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ALBUM: Pariso – Nothing Beyond, Everything After

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Tangled Talk Records
Website: www.pariso.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/parisoband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pariso_band

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Smashing poseurs, killing janglecore and defending cybergrind; Pariso have released their first full-length record, ‘Nothing Beyond, Everything After’, and in 29 minutes of music they crush the rest of the UK music scene into submission. Welcoming regular vocalist Mario Gambardella back into the band after his time travelling abroad, normal service is resumed for Parsio. Dissonant riffs and thundering drums densely layer together behind the coarse vocals spouted from the darkest recesses of Mazz‘s being to create a hellish sound.

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ALBUM: MC Lars – Greatest Hits

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Horris Records / Aaahh!!! Real Records
Website: www.mclars.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mclars
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mc_lars

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MC Lars is the ultimate DIY musician. It’s been about 10 years since he started creating his blend of post-punk and laptop hip-hop. To celebrate this, he’s releasing his ‘Greatest Hits’, on vinyl too. In true DIY style, he designed everything himself, even the album artwork, as well as turning to Kickstarter to help fund the project. For those of you not in the know, Kickstarter is a site where artists or all kinds can pitch an idea, asking people for donations and offering limited edition and personal things in return. Lars only asked for $3000 but ended up receiving over $17,000 – an over whelming response.

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EP: Codex Leicester – A Mad Man’s Lullaby

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Function Records
Website: www.codexleicester.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cdxleicester
Twitter: www.twitter.com/codexleicester

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Codex Leicester are a four piece, formed in late 2010 who fell upon their name from ‘The Codex Leicester’; a collection of largely scientific writings from Leonardo Da Vinci. Of Da Vinci’s thirty plus journals, ‘The Codex Leicester’ is his most famous. An inspiring and interesting story behind the name choice of a band, that’s for sure.

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ALBUM: Cats And Cats And Cats – Catsalogue

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Function Records
Website: www.catsandcatsandcats.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/catsandcatsandcats
Twitter: None available

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Math-pop band Cats And Cats And Cats sadly disbanded earlier this year, after seven long years of enjoying a mildly successful career. The ingeniously names ‘Catsalogue’ is a best of compilation, and their careful selection is a final farewell to their fans. Over their seven years of existence, the band were lucky enough to play Glastonbury twice and share stages with the likes of Foals, Blood Red Shoes and 65daysofstatic. Listening to what they deem to be the best songs of their career means we’re in for a treat.

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EP: MC Lars – The Edgar Allan Poe EP

Release Date: May 28th, 2012
Label: Horris Records
Website: www.mclars.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mclars
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mclars

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For those of you not in the know, not only is MC Lars an exceptional DIY musician, but he is also a phenomenally clever guy. He has a BA in American Literature and is planning on doing a Masters and a PHD in his field. I mean, he studied at Corpus Christi College in Oxford for Christ’s sake. So, I can safely say that he knows what he’s talking about.

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