The Jaded Hearts Club release rock twist on all-time classic ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’

Alex Pearson It’s an absolute classic Northern Soul song – heavy beat, fast tempo underground soul music.” The Jaded Hearts Club have more new recordings in the pipeline, and are eager to play more regular shows once circumstances allow. The original song’s history is one of the more curious tales in rock ‘n’ roll history and dates back to 1965.  Frank Wilson was poised to release the single under Berry Gordy’s label Tamla Motown, until he had a change of heart; destroying almost every copy in the process.  However, Wilson, who instead became a producer, later bootlegged the song. It subsequently became a favourite on the Northern Soul scene after… Read More

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The Lathums deliver triumphant music video for ‘I’ll Get By’

Alex Pearson Directed by filmmaker, James Slater, the video set follows the band around their native North West in a vintage station wagon, journeying between Wigan and Blackpool in the pursuit of the colourful characters who call it home.  Yet, in the end, it was the North West and its cast of eccentrics that eventually had to come to The Lathums after they heard the band’s call for help after the first attempt was shut down, leaving a second attempt short of performers. Slater explains: “I wanted the video to be a celebration of the different passions and personalities in the area where the band are from. A journey through… Read More

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The Psychedelic Furs announce rescheduled Made Of Rain UK Tour dates

Alex Pearson A year on from the release of their first album in 15 years and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic second album ‘Talk Talk Talk’, The Psychedelic Furs announce the rescheduled dates for their 2021 tour. The Psychedelic Furs tour through September – October and play seven rescheduled UK shows, including their eagerly anticipated debut at The Royal Albert Hall (October 3rd), as part of the Made Of Rain Tour. Share Made Of Rain became the Furs’ second-highest charting UK Album ever and featured in the 2021 end of year Best Albums roundup in Mojo, Uncut, Classic Pop and Vive Le Rock among others. Made Of… Read More

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TV PEOPLE announce release of debut EP ‘Nothing More’

Alex Pearson We started to put all of our ideas and WhatsApp recordings into demos that Bren mixed on Logic.  “Being able to listen back to the demos as we wrote them definitely helped us to refine our songwriting and improve our sense of progression in our music. Following the release of new single ‘Out of the Silence’, Dublin alternative-rock newcomers TV People have announced their debut EP, ‘Nothing More’ will be released later this month.  Having begun work on their debut EP, ‘Nothing More’ back in March 2020, the five-track release documents a long period of challenges and hardships for TV People. Want to learn more about TV People?… Read More

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Italia 90 announce new UK tour dates

Tour Dates September 15th – Moth Club, LondonOctober 16th – Left Of The Dial Festival, NetherlandsNovember 19th – Esquires, BedfordNovember 25th – Adelphi, HullNovember 27th – Headrow House, LeedsDecember 4th – Broadcast, GlasgowDecember 5th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh Share With the quartet’s second run of 7” vinyl now sold out, the hype around these lads continues to grow. New B-side ‘Declare’ deals with complicity and inaction in the face of violence or persecution.  Despite navigating such serious political themes, Italia 90 still manage to convey sardonic humour and a sense of playfulness in their songwriting. Revisit the video for Borderline, directed by Dylan Adkinson, below and grab tickets for the… Read More

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CloseUp Festival announces revived lineup for its annual showcase

Alex Pearson @dicefm 🟣 pic.twitter.com/dd8z6rpfwJ— CloseUp (@Closeuppromo) July 29, 2021 CloseUp Festival’s main aim is to bring the most infamous emerging indie/electronic artists together, using our knowledge of our notorious London shows and applying them to two enthralling live music stages. There will also be a headline DJ slot from Liam James Ward and a surprise act still to be announced.  Due to circumstances beyond the festival’s control, Whenyoung can no longer perform at CloseUp Festival, however; Abbie McCarthy (DJ), Sad Boys Club, VALERAS, The Hubbards, PYNCH and lots more will be making their presence known on the Saturday. (11/9)@valerasband, @sadboysclb @AbbieAbbiemac, @thehubbards & @PynchBand also hit our biggest ever… Read More

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Wigan trailblazers The Lathums announce debut album ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’

Alex Pearson The Lathums’ close-knit bubble of offbeat humour, free-flowing jangle-indie and lyrics of unrestrained optimism will be released to the world in the form of 12-tracks on September 24th, 2021.  Having recently set up a stall at Wigan Market (July 31st) the proud natives celebrated their landmark release with an opportunity to pre-order a limited ‘first edition’ pressing of How Beautiful Life Can Be and grab exclusive merchandise, autographs and selfies at the band’s very own, traditional indoor market stall. Tickets are available here. Having been previously self-released by the young band who emerges from the album sessions in a sparkling, new form, whilst retaining the melodic stardust that… Read More

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We’re all set for an impressive 110 Above Festival weekend

2. A quick reminder that the NHS Covid Pass status is granted via one of the 3 situations below: 1. Being vaccinated (with two weeks passing since the final dose). If you are not an “exception”, we would recommend that you go to your app store and set up the pass as quickly as possible as this will be by far the simplest way to get through the 110 gates. 110 Above Festival is an intimate three-day festival that never fails to impress on their lineups and 2021’s is a belter. Natural immunity (between 10 and 180 days after positive PCR test). COVID-19 INFORMATION We realise that Covid-19 is still… Read More

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Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison announce debut album ‘Everything’s Affected’

To celebrate the announcement, the band are paving the way with new single ‘Fake Friends’. It’s no secret that last year’s ICM Ones To Watch artists have created an instant buzz around their monster riffs and explosive energy. After playing alongside The Hunna and Sam Fender, plus performing at Isle Of Wight, Bestival, Camden Rocks and Truck Festival, the band are in good stead to translate this album into a beast of a live set. “This album is the culmination of two years of hard work and progression. From work life to home life, the choices you make ultimately has an effect, right down to the simplest of decisions. Ever… Read More

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Calva Louise gear up for most ambitious album yet with new single ‘Other Self’

In addition, a further graphic novel will be released at a later date, the second in a series with artwork created by Jess. Calva Louise will also release an accompanying animated movie with the album. “Simultaneously, it’s about the uncertainty of a possible complementary duality, manifested through dreams. Blakeeleven)BelicosoAlcanzarOther SelfTrialMafaldaThe OddsPOP(urrí)EuphoricOrange Blast LIVE (w/ Strange Bones)3 Aug – Leeds Key Club4 Aug – Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill5 Aug – St Albans The Horn6 Aug – Preston The Ferret(w/ Trash Boat)20 Oct – Leeds Stylus21 Oct – Newcastle Riverside23 Oct – Glasgow Cathouse24 Oct – Manchester Rebellion25 Oct – Nottingham Rescue Rooms27 Oct – Birmingham O2 Academy228 Oct – Southampton The Loft29… Read More

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