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27 March 2015

Love Supreme Festival Confirms Neneh Cherry, Rebecca Ferguson, Lisa Stansfield and more

Love Supreme Festival Neneh Cherry, Rebecca Ferguson, Lisa Stansfield

Love Supreme Festival Confirms Neneh Cherry, Rebecca Ferguson, Lisa Stansfield and more

The Love Supreme Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex this July, has announced a second raft of names, which includes a broad selection of superstar international acts and outstanding emerging talent from the worlds of jazz, soul, RandB, pop and beyond.

Joining an adventurous line-up, that already features the likes of Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Candi Staton, Submotion Orchestra, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, GoGo Penguin and Ginger Baker, are chart-topping UK soul singer Lisa Stansfield, Sly and the Family Stone co-founder Larry Graham, Rebecca Ferguson, who will perform music from her recently released Billy Holiday tribute Lady Sings The Blues, and Grammy-nominated, Brit Award-winning singer Neneh Cherry, who once again teams up with London duo RocketNumberNine to perform songs from her extensive back catalogue as well as from 2014’s acclaimed album Blank Project.

Also joining the bill are visionary US pianist Jason Moran, who brings his ‘All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller’ project to the UK fresh off the back of writing the score for Oscar-winning Martin Luther King film Selma, blues-rock quartet Vintage Trouble, funk-inflected African-electronic outfit Ibibio Sound Machine, Irish drummer and composer David Lyttle, and singer and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McFerrin, son of Bobby McFerrin.  

Alongside a packed weekend of gigs, Jazz FM’s Funky Sensation will once again be taking over the Arena on the Friday night and kicking off the weekend in style.

Lisa Stansfield:

I can't wait to play the Love Supreme Festival alongside this incredible array of great artists. Glynde Place is a beautiful setting for a festival and it’s going to be such a special occasion performing for everyone in the Sussex sunshine in July”.

Love Supreme is the UK’s only major greenfield jazz festival and takes place over the weekend of the 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015. Day tickets start at £55 and weekend tickets start at £110. Camping, Luxury Camping, VIP, Junior & Family options available - details of all ticket prices can be found at www.lovesupremefestival.com.

Full Love Supreme 2015 line-up:

Saturday

Chaka Khan
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Rebecca Ferguson
Neneh Cherry
Jason Moran’s Elegy for Fats Waller
Dianne Reeves
Submotion Orchestra
Vintage Trouble
Ambrose Akinmusire
GoGo Penguin
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Bill Laurance Project
Get The Blessing
Gabby Young and Other Animals
Hackney Colliery Band
Partisans
Blue Eyed Hawk
Elliot Galvin Trio

Sunday

Van Morrison
Hugh Masekela
Lisa Stansfield
Candi Staton
Terence Blanchard E-Collective
Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion
Hiatus Kaiyote
Ibibio Sound Machine
Jarrod Lawson
Taylor Mcferrin
Theo Croker
Kneebody
Joe Stilgoe
Hackney Colliery Band
Dylan Howe's Subterraneans
Christine Tobin
David Lyttle
The Vampires

The War on Drugs, Marina and the Diamonds and more added to T in the park 2015

The War on Drugs, Marina and the Diamonds T in the park 2015

The War on Drugs, Marina and the Diamonds and more added to T in the park 2015

Some of the most talked about buzz bands at this month’s SXSW festival are amongst a wave of new acts added to the T in the Park bill today, festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are delighted to announce. The following acts have today joined the T in the Park bill and are set to play Strathallan Castle over Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July:

FRIDAY 10TH JULY LINE-UP ADDITIONS
The War on Drugs, SIGMA, The Cribs, Hannah Wants, The Twilight Sad, Prides, Lucy Rose, Slaves, Lower Than Atlantis, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Lonely The Brave, Indiana, Coasts, Blossoms, The Beaches, The Riptide Movement, Fort Hope

SATURDAY 11TH JULY LINE-UP ADDITIONS
Marina and The Diamonds, Palma Violets, Circa Waves, The Strypes, The LaFontaines, Sunset Sons, George The Poet, Walking on Cars, The Coronas, Gavin James, Vaults
SLAM TENT: Maceo Plex (headline set), Annie Mac (joins the Slam Tent bill in addition to her Main Stage Friday set)

SUNDAY 12TH JULY LINE-UP ADDITIONS
Ella Eyre, Wolf Alice, Benjamin Booker, Young Guns, Black Rivers
SLAM TENT: Claude VonStroke

Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs’ signature layered, dense sound has won the band a mass of fans around the globe. They reached the number two spot in the UK Independent chart with 2014’s Lost In The Dream, which was hailed Album of the Year by Uncut and Q. The band continue to reap recognition internationally, and fresh from an epic performance at SXSW, they are a hugely exciting addition to this year’s T in the Park line-up.

International chart toppers SIGMA’s early releases quickly marked them out as producers to watch, while remixes for Eric Prydz, Ellie Goulding, Stylo G and Sway began to take them to a wider audience. Their first number one single, Nobody To Love was followed up by another chart topper when their second single, Changing ft. Paloma Faith was released, and they’re sure to bring a party vibe to Strathallan Castle.

Marina and the Diamonds aka Marina Diamandis creates irresistible electro indie pop, and will make her long-awaited T in the Park debut this summer. The Welsh singer-songwriter has released her latest album Froot this month and is sure to showcase new material in her T in the Park set.

Since forming in 2002, The Cribs have won major plaudits including NME’s prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in 2013. The band return this month with a brand new album For All My Sisters, heralding an exciting new chapter in the upwards trajectory of the Jarman brothers. Big T in the Park favourites, they’re sure to go down a storm at Strathallan Castle.

Hailed “the undisputed queen of 2014” by Mixmag, Hannah Wants has validated herself as a world renowned DJ with some serious credentials. Last year alone she picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ title at the DJ Mag awards and became Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year, and her set is not to be missed.

Scottish trio The Twilight Sad’s desolate, majestic and dense sound has earned them major plaudits since they formed in 2003. Their fourth studio album Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave (released in October) was named Scottish Album of the Year by The Scotsman and Album of the Year by Drowned in Sound.

Another exciting band hot off the back of shows at SXSW, Palma Violets have been working with producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) on their new album Danger in the Club, due for release this May. The band recently went on the road for the NME Awards Tour and will bring their euphoric sound to T in the Park this summer.  

In what’s sure to be a huge moment for band and fans alike, Prides will make T in the Park history when they become the first band to play the Main Stage at the festival's new home, Strathallan Castle. Since they last appeared at Balado in 2013, they have played to a global audience at The Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Producing original synth-pop tracks with infectious lyrics and feel-good melodies, the Glasgow trio are sure to receive a local heroes’ when they open the Main Stage on the Friday. 

Slaves aka Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman opened the NME Awards Tour’s 20th anniversary shows earlier this year. They count Arctic Monkeys amongst their many fans, and are set to make a hotly anticipated return to T in the Park after their incredible headline set on the BBC Introducing Stage last year.

Liverpudlian quartet Circa Waves are another band who dazzled crowds in Austin and who are hotly-tipped for a successful year. After making a big impression at last year’s T in the Park, Circa Waves have played sold-out shows around the country and are sure to delight fans with their energetic indie pop tracks at T in the Park in July.

Since forming in 2007, Lower Than Atlantis’ sound has evolved from hardcore punk to melodic indie rock. Their self-titled fourth record was released in October last year and was hailed album of the year by Rocksound.

Siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis’ musical references and skills are rooted in the old tradition where songs and music are handed down, played and enjoyed at gatherings of family and friends. They’ve built an impressive fan base and will showcase tunes from their exquisite second studio album Smoking In Heaven.

Creating infectious rhythm and blues infused rock 'n' roll, Ireland’s The Strypes have in the past toured with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and are sure to get the T in the Park crowd rocking when they return to the festival this July.

Cambridge quintet Lonely The Brave are one of the most exciting live acts on the UK rock scene at the moment, with David Jakes’ goose-bump-inducing vocals as striking live as they are on record. They released their debut album The Day’s War to massive critical acclaim and a place at no. 14 in the UK album charts this past September.

Nottingham singer-songwriter Indiana released her critically acclaimed debut album No Romeo in February of this year. Featuring the hit single Solo Dancing, the record is a collection of moody electro pop gems.

Original party band, The LaFontaines had a belter of a year in 2014. Playing their first US headline shows, conquering Europe with Watsky and performing to a capacity crowd at T in the Park as well as headlining their biggest ever show at Glasgow’s O2 ABC. 2015 is the year they release their highly anticipated debut album ‘Class’ – produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Don Broco, Deaf Havana), with an accompanying UK headline tour.  

Bristol’s Coasts are creating a huge buzz around the UK and beyond. Recently on tour in America, their performance at this year’s T in the Park is sure to treat the crowd to a soaring performance full of indie rock tunes. Tracks including recent single Oceans have received support from the likes of Radio 1 alumni Zane Lowe and has resulted in festival slots at the likes of Coachella and Lollapalooza.

Also fresh from SXSW, Blossoms are one of Stockport’s finest musical exports. They combine psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors to incredible effect and are sure to be a big hit at T in the Park this July.

The start of 2014 saw Sunset Sons morph from surfers making music for fun into a band at the centre of an A&R scrum into a major label-signed, red hot tip to become arena-sized stars. Their irresistible sun-soaked pop rock anthems earned them a spot on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 longlist.

Bold, edgy, with an incredible vocal to boot, Ella Eyre’s buzz has grown exponentially. A casual songwriting session with Rudimental evolved into Ella writing two songs for their debut album, and she can be heard on the band’s Waiting All Night. Also featuring on DJ Fresh’s top 5 smash Gravity, she won the MOBO Award for Best Newcomer last year and releases her first studio album Feline in May.

The Beaches – named after the area of Toronto where they live – are proud pioneers of the new wave of fem-rock. Their sassy, saw-toothed alt-rock songs recall The Strokes, Elastica, The White Stripes, Metric and The Runaways, and they exude the kind of romantic defiance, youth rebellion and peer solidarity that makes them a formidable force for rock.

George the Poet blends poetry and rap to hypnotic effect. Having amassed more than half a million views for his poems on YouTube and Vimeo, he has brought poetry to a new generation, mixing social and political comment with humour, and featured at no.5 in the BBC’s Sound of 2015.

Fresh from a rapturous appearance at SXSW, Wolf Alice will release their debut album My Love Is Cool in June and will bring some of their rock-tinged new material to T in the Park the following month. The grungy London four-piece create a relentless sound fused with superfuzzed guitars and were named Breakthrough Act of the Year at the UK Festival Awards in December.

Walking on Cars are one of Ireland’s most exciting new acts. Signed to Virgin EMI Records, they’ve been taking their soaring rock anthems to an international audience including a packed show at SXSW earlier this month and will make their first appearance at T in the Park this July.

Songstress Lucy Rose, The Riptide Movement (who supported the Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park show in 2013), Fort Hope who combine earth shattering riffs with soaring melodies, Dublin’s boisterous rock outfit The Coronas, soulful New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker, English rockers Young Guns, Ireland’s Choice Music Prize Award Winner for ‘Song Of The Year’ Gavin James and London trio Vaults (who made a big impression when they supported Paolo Nutini on tour at the end of last year) also join the bill. As two-thirds of Manchester’s Doves, the Williams brothers Jez and Andy achieved major success with four hit albums, before forming their new band Black Rivers. They recently supported T in the Park headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on their UK tour, and will make their Strathallan Castle debut this July.

T in the Park and Slam are also delighted to confirm that Annie Mac, Claude VonStroke and Maceo Plex will play the Slam Tent this July. Annie Mac – who has recently taken over from the legendary Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and who also plays a Main Stage set on Friday – has joined the bill for the Slam Tent on Saturday. Maceo Plex first gained popularity during the early 90s rave culture with his mixes of techno, electro, and house music, before incorporating a more funk and groove-based sound. He’s played some of the most prestigious clubs in the world such as Cocoon and Fabric, and headlines the Slam Tent at T in the Park on the Saturday night. San Francisco-based house and techno producer Claude VonStroke is another exciting addition to the Slam Tent line-up.
With some of the biggest names in music heading for Scotland this summer, T in the Park’s debut outing at Strathallan Castle is already shaping up to be an unmissable weekend

V Festival announces more additions to 2015 line up

V Festival 2015 line up

V Festival announces more additions to 2015 line up

V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of The Charlatans, Sigma, Wretch 32, Echo and The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods, Lawson and Indiana to the 2015 bill. They will be joining an already world-class line-up including James Bay and Jess Glynne, who are both set to claim their first UK Number 1s in the album and single charts (respectively) this Sunday.

Ahead of their eighth V Festival outing The Charlatans front man, Tim Burgess said: “Having been lucky enough to be part of the first ever V Festival line up in ’96 we’re thrilled to be playing its 20th anniversary year.

Wretch 32 also commented:"This will be my hat trick appearance and I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun with my fans.”

Taking place across the 22nd and 23rd August, music fans will be treated to an exciting line-up which includes the only UK outings for Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and Kasabian, who will be joined by the likes of Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding and Ella Henderson over the weekend. With more artists and the Glee Club Comedy Tent line-up to be announced in the coming months.


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25 March 2015

FKA twigs joins Bestival's Summer of Love 2015

FKA twigs Bestival's Summer of Love 2015

FKA twigs joins Bestival's Summer of Love 2015

Things are really starting to hot-up in the Bestival bunker, as our Summer of Love draws ever closer, and we unveil news of yet another stellar act joining our jamboree. One of the most exciting stars to have emerged in the past couple of years, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that FKA twigs will be crossing the Solent to blow us all away this September 10-13, at Robin Hill Country Park.

Rob da Bank says: “I picked up a white label record by an artist called twigs in 2012 and started playing it on my Radio 1 show, with no idea who or what was creating this fantastic sound… Three years on and it’s exciting to see FKA twigs breaking through, still forging such a leftfield sound and winning! We can’t wait to welcome her to Bestival’s Summer of Love 2015… and I’ve still got that white label!” 

The consummate polymath, FKA twigs has recently announced her video-directorial debut for Glass and Patron, the lead track taken from her forthcoming EP, which moves the story on from where her Mercury Prize nominated LP1 left off, exploring her stunningly unique brand of slo-mo RandB and sylphlike vocals. With a truly astonishing live presence, her Bestival show is a guaranteed must-see event, alongside unmissable appearances from The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Duran Duran, Tame Impala, The Jacksons, Annie Mac, Jungle, Jurassic 5 and lots more.  

BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS and INFORMATION:


Super Furry Animals, De La Soul And More For Inaugural Forgotten Fields Festival

Super Furry Animals, De La Soul Forgotten Fields Festival

Super Furry Animals, De La Soul And More For Inaugural Forgotten Fields Festival

THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND KENDAL CALLING ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW FESTIVAL IN SOUTH OF ENGLAND FOR JUST 4000 REVELLERS
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS / BASEMENT JAXX / LEVELLERS / THE HORRORS / DE LA SOUL / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / BRITISH SEA POWER / AUGUSTINES / DJ YODA / SLAMBOREE AND MORE CONFIRMED FOR INTIMATE PARTY 
SKINNY LISTER / COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS  / BEANS ON TOAST / KESTON COBBLER’S CLUB / FICKLE FRIENDS / TOM WILLIAMS / SAM BROOKES / GET INUIT / LAZY HABITS / PHORIA / TOO MANY T’S / WILL VARLEY  / JACKO HOOPER / COCOS LOVERS / WOODEN ARMS / TIME FOR T / ISLAND CASSETTES / NATIVE PEOPLE / FIRST FAMILY / ABI WADE / SKIES / MOK / MOLLY WARBURTON / ED PROSEK / GANG / GLASS CITY VICE / VELUDO PLANES / REALMS / THE BEAUTIFUL WORD / HALF CROWN / GARDEN HEART / FISH TANK / THE DUBARRYS / FLAGS / EDEN CIRCLE / THE COMMON TONGUES
REAL ALE BAR / GOURMET FOOD / KIDS FIELD / LATE NIGHT CINEMA / SITE ART

Tickets available to those who have pre-registered - Thursday 26th March 9AM
General Ticket Sale – Friday 27th March 9AM

Ticket prices Tier 1 Early Bird £90, Tier 2 £95, Tier 3 £99, Tier 4 £105
Eridge Park, 7 – 9 August 2015 / #Forgottenfields 


The creative minds behind Kendal Calling bring you Forgotten Fields, a ground breaking new festival at Eridge Deer Park in Sussex.

Celebrating 10 years of Kendal Calling, the Cumbrian team are launching a show in the South of England their vision that captures the heart and spirit of the original festival, and condenses it for an intimate audience of just 4000 party goers. Much like its Lake District counterpart, Forgotten Fields brings together unrivalled atmospheric charm and a quality line-up of emerging and established talent that spans the genres, all in a stunning location at a fantastic price.  Those 4000 festival fans who snap up tickets will share in the good times this beautiful little festival will offer and cherish them for years to come.

Re-formed, psychedelic rockers, Super Furry Animals return to the fray after a 6 year hiatus and bring a huge back catalogue of incredible tracks to Forgotten Fields.  The band are one of the most imaginative and powerful acts the UK has produced and there appearance is sure to be a stand out summer festival moment.

Basement Jaxx will headline the Friday night of the festival, bringing their genre-defining sound to the Main Stage, with hits like 'Where's Your Head At?', 'Romeo', 'Red Alert' and countless others set to feature.  Saturday will see the south coast’s favourite sons and festival favourites, The Levellers top the bill with a set full of folk-rock sing along anthems. 

The Horrors look set to provide a suitably immersive performance from across their critically acclaimed back catalogue, hip hop pioneers De La Soul will be showing exactly why they’ve stood the test of time and Public Service Broadcasting will perform their incredible new album The Race For Space.  British Sea Power played the first ever Kendal Calling festival and fittingly perform at the inaugural Forgotten Fields alongside American indie rockers Augustines. Hip Hop turntablist and cut n’ paste maestro DJ Yoda and The Breakfast Of Champions will showcase his unique style with many more acts still to be announced across the two main stages.

Other acts performing include Skinny Lister, Sam Brookes, Coco and the Butterfields, Beans On Toast, Wooden Arms, Tom Williams, Get Inuit and many more.

Three other stages will provide a different musical focus. The Gypsy Disco will be a must-visit for fans of Ska, Balkan, Swing and immersive theatre, whilst the House Party stage will provide the perfect setting for ground breaking comedy. Arguably one of the most exciting areas of the festival, The Horizons stage will host the hottest new bands and artists, the type of acts you'll expect to see storming up the festival bills in years to come. 

For fans of the finer things in life there is world-class gourmet food available on site as well as a dedicated real ale bar, and those averse to the idea of camping can enjoy a multitude of bespoke accommodation options.  There will also be extravagant site art, festival games, fancy dress frolics, boutique stalls and camp fire tales all set in the picturesque English Countryside.

Forgotten Fields is perfect for families and revellers alike, with The Prickleback Urchin Kids Area built for the younger party animals in your group and The Late Night Cinema sitting as the ideal alternative to the wealth of musical options available across the site.

Needless to say, Forgotten Fields looks set to further cement Kendal Calling's outstanding cultural legacy. 

More details will be revealed soon
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The Weeknd To Headline Lollapalooza music festival 2015

The Weeknd headline Lollapalooza music festival 2015

The Weeknd To Headline Lollapalooza music festival 2015

It was announced today that The Weeknd will headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival joining the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine. The Grammy nominated artist will also be closing this year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival Saturday dates.

In addition to the major festival news, The Weeknd’s “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” was officially the #1 Shazamed song in the world according to the music discovery app’s official charts having been Shazamed more than 2.3 million times. The single has been in the Top 5 on Shazam’s for over 4 weeks and claimed the top spot this week. In addition to this accomplishment, the single also recently achieved platinum status as certified by the RIAA. “Earned It” was the first song released from the chart-dominating and critically praised Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack—out now via Republic Records.

Purchase it HERE.

Since its release, “Earned It” quickly took on a life of its own and seduced millions around the globe along the way. It’s been a mainstay in the Top 5 of iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Spotify’s streaming chart and is now Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. With this The Weeknd grabs his second Hot 100 top 10 and first solo as "Love Me Harder," with Ariana Grande, reached No. 7 in November. The international story is also impressive with “Earned It” certified Platinum in Canada, Gold in Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Sweden and recently hitting the Top 5 on iTunes in 68 markets including 35 #1’s. In the UK it was in the Top 5 at the Official Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks and it has been holding the #1 spot on the Shazam chart for six consecutive weeks.

At radio, “Earned It” is also seeing success becoming the most added track at Top 40 and Urban. The video for the single is a theatrical event in its own right having been directed by Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and starring the film’s lead actress Dakota Johnson. Since its release less than two months ago it has amassed nearly 40 million views.

The Weeknd is currently readying his third full-length album for release later this year under the partnership between XO and Republic Records and is set to close out the Saturday night dates of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The Weeknd also recently picked up two Juno Awards from his home country of Canada. He first grabbed the Award for RandB/Soul Recording of the Year for "Often", which he released last summer, and ended the night winning Artist of the Year. In addition to taking home two trophies, The Weeknd also graced the Juno stage by performing "Earned It".

Liverpool newbies Waster Release Debut Single and Video For Graveyard Shift

Liverpool Waster Debut Single Video Graveyard Shift

Liverpool newbies Waster Release Debut Single and Video For Graveyard Shift

When we started the band we were all in a situation of waking up every morning, going to work, coming home and going to sleep,” recalls Sammy Clifford, vocalist with Liverpudlian newcomers Waster, recalling the origins of his band’s blunt moniker; “It felt like we were just wasted space and not really doing much with our lives other than working. To be honest, that situation hasn’t really changed other than now we’re really broke due to band commitments, which is where the EP name, ‘SKRWD’, came from. But, this band has given us all something to do, and to be proud of; like, we aren’t prepared to just settle for a boring, generic lifestyle anymore and we’ve decided to do something about it.” 

A creative outlet born from lack of options, a cathartic escape from the norm… these tropes lie at the heart of many a band’s origin story, but few fresh faced acts come out of the blocks as accomplished as Waster.

Completed by guitarists Danny Swift and Kieren Alder, drummer Kieran McVeigh and bassist Alex Tobijanski, Waster grew up on “the ‘original’ mainstream pop punk bands, like Blink, New Found Glory and Sum 41,” and the quintet make no bones about being the product of their influences. “I think our music reflects the music we love, yet it’s got an edge to it that doesn’t distance itself from what the genre has evolved into today,” opines Sammy; “It’s a good blend of the bands that drew us to playing instruments in the first place and the bands we listen to on a daily basis today. We're fully prepared for the onslaught of comparisons that will no doubt be thrown our way, but honestly we just make music that sounds good to us, and that’s all we care about. If people dig it, sick! If they don’t, that’s totally cool!

Produced and recorded by Seb Barlow at Celestial Recordings (Neck Deep, Homebound, ROAM), Waster’s debut E.P ‘SKRWD’ is a full force introduction to the band’s keen ear for instantly familiar hooks and head bobbing grooves, showcasing more savvy and swagger than many bands with ten times their experience. But whilst their music might be serious, the members are far from, as their tongue-in-cheek music video for lead single ‘Graveyard’ might suggest. “Remember at school everyone was split into ‘sets’? And there’s a set that all the class clowns get thrown into... imagine they formed a band - that’s us!” laughs Sammy; “We like to act (and dress) up a lot, and don’t take ourselves too seriously at all. We want to be different, and want to stand out by showing that. For example you will never see a boring video from us; we will just not allow that to happen, and we can make that promise from day one. And something we feel everyone should also know is that everything we wore in the ‘Graveyard Shift’ video is genuine attire. We wear that shit on a daily basis, corpse paint and everything.”

Skrwd is released on May 25th 2015

Currently Confirmed UK Dates
May 2nd - Pinky Swear Records Festival @ Sound Control, Manchester
May 3rd - Fury Fest @ Arts Club, Liverpool
May 17th - Empire Festival @ The Hop, Sheffield
May 22nd - Central Station, Wrexham
27th June - Jump On Demand Festival @ Maguire's Pizza Bar, Liverpool

Keep updated with Waster:
Skrwd is released on May 25th 2015

God Damn Announce split 10" single with Baby Godzilla for Record Store Day

God Damn 10" single with Baby Godzilla Record Store Day

God Damn Announce split 10" single with Baby Godzilla for Record Store Day

Wolverhampton based heavy-weights God Damn can announce this week that they will be releasing a special split single with their friends, chaos-merchants Baby Godzilla for Record Store Day this year. Released April 18th and available through One Little Indian Records on limited edition 10" grey vinyl, it features the God Damn track 'We Don't Like You', culled from their forthcoming debut album 'Vultures', coupled with the Baby Godzilla romp 'Greedy Pete', described by the band as being "a minute and a half of anger overlaying a minute and a half of smash."

"It's great to have the opportunity to do a special release for RSD with our buddies Baby Godzilla!," claims drummer Ash Weaver. "They are one of the craziest live bands I've ever seen, and they definitely have the tunes to match, this is no exception."

Both God Damn and Baby Godzilla are playing at Left For Dead Records in The Custard Factory in Birmingham on 18th April as a special appearance for Record Store Day using the same venue as the incredible Supersonic Festival with an outdoor stage set up. God Damn will then head over to Reading to play the Are You Listening Festival.

God Damn's debut album 'Vultures' follows on May 11th through One Little Indian Records.

'Vultures' is available to pre-order now on CD / Vinyl / DL with instant downloads of 'Horus' and 'Maladie Melodie'.



Catch God Damn at the following dates. More dates to be announced soon.

April (supporting Therapy?)

3rd Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

5th Hedon, Zwolle

7th Underground, Cologne

8th Bi Nuu, Berlin

9th Knust, Hamburg

18th Record Store Day Performance outside Left For Dead Records, Custard Factory, Birmingham

18th Are You Listening Festival, Reading

May

1st The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent

2nd Handmade Festival, Leicester (w/ Slaves, Blood Red Shoes & Bo Ningen)

5th The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

6th Shacklewell Arms, London

9th Chameleon, Nottingham

13th The Louisiana, Bristol

16th Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18th Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

20th A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds

21st Picture House Social, Sheffield

30th Camden Rocks Festival, London

June

12th Download Festival, Derby

Catch Baby Godzilla at the following dates. More dates to be announced soon.

April

18th Record Store Day Performance outside Left For Dead Records, Custard Factory, Birmingham

May

2nd Festivile, Corporation, Sheffield

3rd Bad Math 3rd Birthday Party, Green Door Store, Brighton

21st Opium, Edinburgh

22nd Cathouse, Glasgow (with Gallows)

23rd Slamdunk Festival, Leeds

24th Slamdunk Festival, Hatfield

25th Slamdunk Festival, Wolverhampton

26th The Garage, London (with Gallows)

27th Sound Control, Manchester (with Gallows)

July

11th Nass Festival, Shepton Mallet

17th Truck Festival, Steventon

God Damn are:

Thom Edward - guitar/vocals

Ash Weaver - drums