17 April 2015

Stereo Mc's to headline the Shiiine On Weekender at Londons Scala

Stereo Mc's headline Shiiine On Weekender  Londons Scala

Stereo Mc's to headline the Shiiine On Weekender at Londons Scala

Taking place at  London's SCALA on Pentonville Road, London on Saturday 16th May,  the Shiiine On Weekender will fittingly begin with its own one-day mini festival - 6 months before the full four day event in Minehead will take place.  Featuring acts plucked from the Shiiine On Weekender's line up and beyond,  the SHIIINE ON WEEKEND OFFENDER  will be a night of special live performances from iconic bands  and thumping sets from classic DJs.

The SHIIINE ON WEEKEND OFFENDER launch party will see legendary Electro-Hip-Hop splicing renegades STEREO MC'S headline the Room 1 stage with a special performance of their seminal 1992 album 'CONNECTED' live and in full, plus supporting performances  earlier on from NORTHSIDE, THE SPACE MONKEYS and WINACHI TRIBE.

Upstairs, Room 2 will feature even more bands especially selected for the bash including THE FRANK and THE WALTERS (early stage time), JAMES ATKIN (EMF), PSYENCE and THE SPITTING PIPS to get you in the mood for  a whole weekend of band paradise to come this November.

In addition, a third room will be hosted by casual clothes label, Weekend Offender. The label has risen to prominence having been worn by the likes of Liam Gallagher, Samuel L Jackson, Paul Weller, Jake Bugg and Bradley Wiggens.

Hacienda Legend DAVE BOOTH will be DJing, and the mini-festival will be a  more than just a worthy trial-run for the main event  in 6 months time.

Doors will open at 8pm with a curfew 4pm, promising 8 hours of  thrilling live entertainment.  

And for all those who can't wait to get their dancing shoes on,  associated sponsor Weekend Offender will be getting proceedings under way long before doors open at the Scala as they host the official pre-party at  their Soho branch (19 D'Arlby St). With surprise in-store appearances from acts on the bill, DJ sets and even beers on them, they'll be providing the set up for a night to remember.

A limited number of tickets for the SHIIINE ON WEEKEND OFFENDER @ LONDON SCALA on 16th May are on sale now at the bargain price of £17.50 and can be snapped up here: 

And if you didn't know already, Minehead is set for an explosion of electrifying Indie and Dance over the November 6th, 2015 weekend and leading the charge is the reunited and much-loved icons HAPPY MONDAYS, a resurgent INSPIRAL CARPETS and Miles Hunts' multi-legged Groove machine THE WONDER STUFF.

Speaking ahead of the event, Miles Hunt, chief songsmith and axe-wielder of The Wonder Stuff, said: “We're incredibly pleased to be on this year's SHIIINE ON bill. And what a bill it is! A whole bunch of bands that all took their early steps around the same time that continue to make good on their early promises. This festival is going to make a lot of people very happy indeed, not least of all, me.” 

A limited number of tickets for the 4 day Shiiine On Weekender  festival  @ Butlins, Minehead on  6th November  2015 can be purchased here:

The festival takes place at Butlins Minehead Arena, which has recently undergone a £16m redevelopment to provide the best possible facilities for this unique new festival.

Weekend Offender clothing celebrated its 10th birthday in 2014 and the brand continues to evolve from its humble beginning in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. The focus has always been on quality design, functionality and attention to detail. The flagship store and showroom in the heart of Soho has taken the brand to a new level over the last 3 years. Expect to see sharp clean cuts, mod silhouettes, and stand out colours.


Tickets for the SHIIINE ON WEEKEND OFFENDER are available from: 

The Polyphonic Spree announce 15th Anniversary UK Tour

The Polyphonic Spree 15th Anniversary UK Tour

The Polyphonic Spree announce 15th Anniversary UK Tour 

The world’s foremost exponents of ‘choral symphonic rock’, The Polyphonic Spree, will return to the UK this September to celebrate their 15th anniversary by performing debut album “The Beginning Stages Of…” in it’s entirety.

The Polyphonic Spree first appeared in 2000, a collective of musicians drawn from across the Dallas, Texas area, The Spree's two dozen members took the stage in flowing robes of snowy white, an appropriate backdrop for their happy and uplifting blend of pop, orchestral rock, and touches of gospel soul. The group were founded by vocalist Tim DeLaughter, who fronted the band Tripping Daisy until 1999, when a drug overdose killed his bandmate Wes Berggren. Tripping Daisy subsequently folded, and DeLaughter pulled together surviving members of the group for the Polyphonic Spree, a massive collective that admitted more than 20 new members into its fold. The group put together a demo entitled ‘The Beginning Stages of the Polyphonic Spree’ and sold it at gigs until a Dallas-based indie label, Good Records, picked it up and gave it an official release. Boasting a ten-member choir, two keyboardists, percussion, bass guitar, flute, trumpets, trombone, violin, French horn, theremin, pedal steel, and an electronic effects wizard, the band had little trouble carving out its own unique niche.

The line-up and costumes have varied over the years, largely because of the flexibility necessary in travelling with such a large band, however Tim DeLaughter is still at the helm, with their most recent studio album ‘Yes, It’s True’ confirming that The Spree are a band who continue to carve their own vibrant colourful niche in the music world.

15 years since their inception, this tour is a chance to hear “The Beginning Stages Of…” from front to back, with a few of their greatest hits thrown in at the end.

Tickets on sale from 9am Friday 17 April 2015
Dates as below:

Thursday 03 September - LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM
£20 adv / £25 door

Friday 04 September - BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Saturday 05 September - OXFORD, O2 ACADEMY
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Monday 07 September - BRISTOL, MOTION
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Wednesday 09 September - MANCHESTER, CLUB ACADEMY
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Thursday 10 September - EDINBURGH, LIQUID ROOM
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Friday 11 September - GLASGOW, ORAN MOR
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Wednesday 16 September - SHEFFIELD, O2 ACADEMY 2
£17.50 adv / £20 door

Garbage Share New Music Video for Record Store Day Release "The Chemicals"

Garbage New Music Video Record Store Day The Chemicals

Garbage Share New Music Video for Record Store Day Release "The Chemicals" 

In celebration of this year's Record Store Day, Garbage has released a music video for "The Chemicals" featuring Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups. Mashable premiered the video yesterday alongside a Q+A with frontwoman Shirley Manson.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the clip showcases the raw energy of a raucous punk club. Describing the inspiration for the video, Manson commented, "We've always been talking about the beauty of small punk clubs. We were sort of rueing with the loss of a lot of those clubs that Sophie and I grew up in - that sort of sweaty excitement and the sensuality that comes when you cram people in such a tiny space."

Garbage will release the song on a two track fluorescent orange 10" vinyl through their own Stunvolume label at select independent retailers this Saturday, April 18. Head HERE to find a participating record store. 

Colors Presents The Redlight, Thursdays at Sankeys Ibiza

Colors Presents The Redlight, Thursdays Sankeys Ibiza

Colors Presents The Redlight, Thursdays at Sankeys Ibiza

Sankeys are delighted to be reviving another one of the many legendary nights that has been associated with the club over the years. Originally Thursdays were going to be called “Colors” (David Vincent’s first ever party at the Hacienda which was based on a US house and UK garage sound), but since the announcement it appears there is another night called “Colors” in San Antonio. So, to avoid any confusion, Colors Productions will now be presenting the new night under the banner, THE REDLIGHT and playing each week will be a mouth watering selection of house and garage superstars from across the ages.

The History of THE REDLIGHT is not too dissimilar to the Colors story, another legendary night but this time at Sankeys Soap in Manchester. The club felt it was a good replacement with there being a strong bond between what the two nights stood for. THE REDLIGHT was born out of Tribal Sessions in the 2000s and, with its US garage and sexy house vibes, it is a perfect fit for the intimate and personal Basement & LAB experience that will be on offer week in week out at Sankeys Ibiza. Legend also says it was born after a sleazy hazy visit to the red light district in Amsterdam in 2001 by some of the Sankeys Soap promoters at the time.

The Redlight has definitely pulled out all the stops to secure some real legends to front the night. These come in the form of New York house figureheads the S-MAN aka ROGER SANCHEZ and house pioneer TODD TERRY plus chart topping TOUGH LOVE and hot underground house star, LOW STEPPA. Joining these household names will be the original residents MATT JAM LAMONT (one of the pioneers of the UK garage scene) and SAM HOLT (a long standing Defected label artist as part of the Copyright house duo) as well as the Mental Genius crew will also be hosting Spektrum each week.

These great residents will be joined by legendary stars from around the world every Thursday… and they really are big, and come from the very top of the house and garage worlds. From the opening party on the 11th of June through to the closing party on the 24th of September, there will be plenty of house music stars to get excited about week in week out, with shows from legendary Danish sensation NOIR and TUBE and BERGER, big stars 99 SOULS aka Le Projet Secret, a UK house duo with real songwriting skills who have already had a guest mix on Pete Tong's Radio 1 show. Plus there are 4 shows with Garage don DJ EZ, 3 shows with CHRIS LORENZO, JUST BLAZE drops in for 1 show, legendary garage star MJ COLE is in for 2 shows, Specktre's Tour DJ and KISS radio host PREDITAH performs 4 times, WOOKIE and more all pop by and do their thing.

David Vincent says “I am so excited that I have the chance to present another one of our legendary Sankeys Soap parties to the island of Ibiza. If Tribal Sessions is my heart, then The Redlight is my soul and it will bring back my fondest memories of my earlier promoting days in a music format which I grew up to love. Working again alongside Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont & Sam Holt (my heads of music) has been a dream and I feel this sexy sleazy night (which is designed for the girls) will bring a different musical angle to the island which in my opinion has been missing since the earlier Subliminal days. This music programme that the Colors crew (including Avi Kogan) have designed will amalgamate sounds past, present and future in the US House and UK Garage sound, which will be in vogue on the white island this summer at Sankeys Ibiza”.

I’m sure you will agree that this new THE REDLIGHT Thursday night party at Sankeys Ibiza is not one to be missed…

As Kerri Chandler once said, “All you need is a basement, a red light and a feeling... “ And that is what Redlight is all about.

Tickets here:

James Holden LIVE at The Kazimier 2015

James Holden The Kazimier 2015

James Holden LIVE at The Kazimier 2015

One of the most revered electronic musicians to have emerged from the UK over the past decade, James Holden visits Liverpool as part of his first ever live tour of the UK, one of only six dates.

Coming to widespread attention as a highly in-demand remixer, Holden’s debut album The Idiots Are Winning (2006) won praise across the board with The Guardian hailing the LP ‘the most astonishing debut in electronic music since Boards of Canada's Music Has the Right to Children’.

Founder and label boss of Border Community, home to acclaimed electronica artist Nathan Fake, Holden’s most recent release The Inheritors (2013) won universal critical applause, with dance bible Mixmag describing the LP as ‘an extraordinary, unique record from one of electronic music’s most vivid minds’.

Originally a studio-bound project Holden was inspired to move into live work following an invitation from Thom Yorke to support Atoms For Peace on their 2013 North American tour, with a series of UK festival dates and one-off events across Europe swiftly following.

Bringing The Inheritors to life onstage via a portable modular set-up and live synths, Holden is joined by jazz drummer Tom Page to create an improvised reimagining of the LP, the pair’s telepathic rapport honed sharp by scores of live shows across the world.



Tickets £13.50adv available ONLINE from

Zenith Nadir announces UK tour dates Summer 2015

Zenith Nadir UK tour dates Summer 2015

Zenith Nadir announces UK tour dates Summer 2015

Zenith Nadir is an eclectic mix of electronic fusion music with Latin and European rhythms, a combination of electric violin, keyboards, bass guitar, lead singer and programming, Zenith Nadir will have you dancing on your feet.

The Band: Widely considered as one of the most creative, futuristic and innovative bands in the independent scene in Mexico, the band combines Latin rhythms and electronic music - a fusion of different styles and genres to create a genuinely unique sound and experience!!  We have toured and sold our music in countries right across South America, Europe and beyond and released 3 very successful albums independently with sales well into the tens of thousands!

The UK connection: Violinist Selina Marshall is from the UK, and while on a year abroad in Mexico City met Alex while he was promoting music. After working together for a few years promoting bands and organising events, Alex asked Selina if she wanted to start the band Zenith Nadir. They invited Emmanuel to join them, making this dynamic futuristic musical trio which is Zenith Nadir. Alex writes the lyrics to their songs and brings his ideas about the music and style ...and then each song comes alive!


Zenith Nadir have performances planned from Whitby to Winchester and Basingstoke to Blackpool. As follows:














Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Opening Party 2015

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Opening Party 2015

Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Opening Party 2015

It’s the start of another sensational season on the sun-soaked White Isle and it’s all back to our House! Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Opening Party will take place on Friday 8th May, featuring an array of the islands favourite DJs and promoters playing poolside from 7pm whilst Rock Nights take over Chez Fez, Lo Cura Lounge swap pillow talk for party vibes in Bedroom 12 and Freddie’s welcomes Island heroes and special guests for surprise sets until 6am.

Since the incredible legacy of Pikes was fused with the ‘now’ of Ibiza Rocks in 2011, Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes is THE place to party. Loved by bands, DJs, islanders and industry insiders, this hidden gem in the San An hills is Ibiza’s real home of the house party and one of the few places that represents the authentic, carefree, Balearic vibe of an increasingly by gone Ibiza era. With an anything goes attitude, allowing both guests and DJs ultimate freedom, House has hosted some of the most memorable events on the island, for all the right reasons. Last years’ standout parties included Idris Elba’s 7 Wallace residency, Rock Nights Ibiza Rocks afterparties, Doorly and Friends, Electric Tiger Cave not to mention special guests dropping by all summer long including Harry & Domenic, Pete Tong, DJ Sneak, Felix da Housecat, Norman Jay, Kolsch, Maribou State, T Williams, 2manydjs and Todd Terry.

There’s plenty more to come this year, with a full season event schedule soon to be announced and new party spots to be revealed.

Opening Party Line up:
Poolside: Nigel Atkin (Carwash), Ben Fhurst (Lucky Life), Scott Gray (Melon Bomb)
Chez Fez: RockNights Takeover with Marcos Torres, Morini b2b Tiki Boy, Jordi Cardona
Bedroom 12: Lo Cura Lounge Takeover with Dave Phillips, Daisy Heartbreaker, Andrew Livesey and & Mark Broadbent, Da Rock Buddha
Freddies: Island Heroes and Special Guests

PLUS: The return of Sunny’s famous bathtub karaoke and fancy dress boudoir

To wet appetites for the all-night party that lies ahead, Room 39 will be serving a brand new dinner menu, created by new chef Lee Milne who has worked at world-famous, award-winning restaurants including ‘Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’ and ‘The Vineyard at Stockcross’. For those who would rather chill by the famous pool, a sumptuous tapas and cocktails menu will be served as the sun prepares to set and beyond.

With a real fusion between the place, the people and the unmistakable feeling of just being there, guests can get ready for the one Ibiza opening party that will kick the season off in real Ibiza style (Friday 8th May). Attitude, Atmosphere and Authenticity – the ‘House’ rules.

Restaurant bookings from 7pm – Poolside cocktails and tapas until midnight (no booking necessary). For party guestlist contact: For concierge contact:

Special Opening Offer: Book 3 nights and get 4th night free (Stay must be between 30 April and 21 May inclusive. Offer applies to all room types. Not combinable with any other offers. Book online and enter promo code FREENIGHT or contact: Offer expires on 30 April)

15 April 2015

St Helens band Silver Story to release new single Bleed

St Helens band Silver Story to release new single Bleed

St Helens band, Silver Story, were formed in 2008 by original members Alex McCabe and drummer Gaz Haigh while Alex studied at nearby Liverpool hope university. Taking influence from a pool of genres Silver Story's music has taken on a sound which is organic and intriguing, yet the songs leave you with the feeling that you have been listening to them for years. Frontman and songwriter Alex McCabe takes influence ranging from bands like Foo Fighters, Red hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and Blink 182 to artists such as Bob Marley and The Beatles.

The band have released three EP's, Soulmate:Eliminate'' which was released in 2009 on the Animal Farm Label, 'Wake Up' (2011) and 'Art and Vandals' (2012) which the band self released.

The 'Art and Vandals' EP has proved to be a promising platform for Silver Story as the band harnessed the use of social media to build a loyal and growing fanbase. So crank your speakers up, Silver Story have well and truly arrived and they're staying put!