Manhattan pop-punkers The After Party were involved in a van accident after their Boston show on Saturday night (Feb 18th 2012). While traveling through Roxbury, CT en route to Staten Island, NY, the band’s van veered off the road and over a guard rail. The van was totaled, but luckily no one was injured. Guitarist Andy Bell had the following to say about it all:
Sadly, Bullets And Octane have been forced to cancel their headline UK tour originally planned to begin next month. A full statement from the band about the cancellation reads as follows:
A Day To Remember are keeping the hype train rolling with their latest record ‘What Separates Me From You’, bringing along a video game influenced music video for their track ’2nd Sucks’. For now, you can view the teaser here:
Silverstein are a hard-working, hard-touring band whose commercial success peaked a few albums ago and with 12 years practice and five full-length albums under their belts, Silverstein have decided to throw a curve ball into the mix and release a collection of 22 songs, all of which total at less than 20 minutes, aptly titled ‘Short Songs’.
Looking to have a great year ahead of them, British newcomers Crowns have just released their new video for ‘Full Swing’, taken from their forthcoming debut EP. Check it out:
Rock and dubstep fusion act Modestep have just been announced as support for Lostprophets on their upcoming headline tour across the UK in April. All dates of the tour are outlined below:
Rock icon Chris Cornell has announced that he’ll be bringing his ‘Songbook’ tour over to the UK in June, which sees him perform material spanning across his entire musical career, including solo work, Audioslave and Soundgarden. All dates and ticket info can be found below:
Azari & III. Can be filed under many genres of dance renaissance, but you’d more than likely find them under H (for house – vintage and neo) and even R (for rave), so if those offshoots of dance sound like something you’d be interested in having a listen to, then pop into the filing cabinet that’s better known as the internet and check them out. You’d be forgiven for thinking Azari & III is made up of two DJs – it would make more sense, after all – but the group’s actually made up of four people. These are Alixander III (decks), Dinamo Azari (decks) and two vocalists, Fritz Helder and the fantastically named Starving Yet Full. So, the weird name finally makes sense. The two sound merchants play under those names, so why not name their band after them? Sort of makes sense.
InMe are one of, if not the most underappreciated band in Britain today. They’re consistently good live and haven’t put out a bad record to date. Quite frankly, they should have a far bigger following that they currently do. Having said that, I for one love the fact they still play in small and intimate clubs and venues. If they’re not putting on an epic show somewhere, then they’re busy writing or working on their side-projects.
Phantogram are an electro duo, consisting of Joshua Carter and Sarah Barthel, and produce what they call “beat influenced indie pop”. And, in all fairness, it’s an accurate and fair description of their brand new EP, ‘Nightlife’.
Sleigh Bells have described their new album as “effortlessly robust and heavier than any of the band’s previous output… the sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head”. Honestly, this intrigued me. The Brooklyn based duo have re-entered the UK airspace with the follow-up, balls out rock/pop album, ‘Reign Of Terror’.
Following on from the popularity of previous release, the ‘Give Up’ EP, London based hardcore outfit Last Witness have released their second LP; ‘Mourning After’. Despite being named by some as a ‘hype band’ for their merchandise being seen all over the UK hardcore scene, Last Witness have stepped up and delivered an extremely powerful album here.