Posts Tagged ‘Shapes’

NEWS: Big Scary Monsters Records hold charity 5-a-side football event!

Label Big Scary Monsters Records are holding a charity 5-a-side football event this Saturday (June 17th), consisting of 24 teams of bands (The Xcerts, Shapes, Hold Your Horse Is and more), record labels (XL, Alcopop, Hassle, Wichita, Big Scary Monsters), magazines (Rock Sound, Punktastic, Drowned In Sound) and more will come together for this sport in aid of a good cause.

The event will take place across the Old Blue Last in East London, with kick off at 2:00PM, going on until 1:30AM with completely free entry. You can find the Facebook event page for it by clicking here. Along with the football, there will also be DJ sets, live band performances and more.

Along with this, there will also be a compliation available to purchase from the label’s webstore and Banquet Records for just £5.00. The tracklisting for the release can be seen below:

01.) Tangled Hair – I’m Calmer Than You Are
02.) †Hymns† – A Punch To The Temple
03.) Delta/Alaska – D.L.O.I.
04.) Three Trapped Tigers – Noise Trade
05.) Tall Ships – Ode To Ancestors
06.) The Xcerts – I Am Home
07.) Johnny Foreigner – I Heard, He Ties Up Cats
08.) Big Success – Pete Sadler (To The Max)
09.) Shoes And Socks Off – Made
10.) Stagecoach – Ice Age
11.) Tubelord – If Muji Made Love Songs (Demo)
12.) Shapes – Allure A Hore
13.) Talons – Impala
14.) Hold Your Horse Is – Starts And Ends
15.) Rosa Valle – Needles To Say Nothing Really Mattress
16.) Brontide – Jura
17.) Mimas – Relationship

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ALBUM: Shapes – Monotony Chic

Release Date: June 13th, 2011
Label: Big Scary Monsters Records
Website: www.weareshapes.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/weareshapes

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The fledgling Birmingham three-piece, Shapes, combines hardcore, math-rock, alt-punk, prog-rock and just about anything else this side of heavy you can imagine. The result? Unfortunately, for the most part, an absolute mess of mismatched vocals and random instrumentation. Fans of this act will undoubtedly argue that this is in fact the point, and that anyone who believes otherwise “doesn’t understand” the music. However, for those that don’t like to have to read a manual before listening to an album, the debut, ‘Monotony Chic’, won’t be for you and will remain confined to the more pretentious of appreciators.

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LIVE: GlassJaw @ Academy 1, Manchester (24/01/2010)

Date: January 24th, 2010
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Support: Shapes, Pulled Apart By Horses
Website: www.glassjaw.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/glassjaw

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Today, it’s a rare occurance to have the chance to see the band GlassJaw live, especially if you live outside of the US. Still, with only two very brief appearances since their reformation in 2006, the New York four-piece finally make a long overdue short headline tour across the UK. They may aswell whilst they’re over here in support of Brand New. With speculations and rumours of a new release since 2002’s ‘Worship & Tribute’ also on their shoulders, GlassJaw have an awful lot of weight on their shoulders.

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