NewsNovember 24, 2010 – 18:00

JETBOY have inked a deal with Demon Doll Records to get to the heart of the matter that makes JETBOY one of the best hook and look bands to ever set sail from San Francisco into your living rooms. “Now and Then” pushes the pedal down with digitally re-mastered versions of their biggest hits, “Feel The Shake”, “Make Some Noise” and “Snakebite” from their 1988 Billboard Charting debut “Feel The Shake” as well as “Stomp It (Down To The Bricks), “Evil”, “Heavy Chevy” and “Bullfrog Pond” from their 1990 Sophomore Release “Damned Nation”. This is the first time JETBOY has ever offered a release of this kind.

Sunset Strip Icons, Jailhouse have reunited to write, record and release their first new song “Straight At The Light” in over 19 years. They have teamed up with Demon Doll Records to release and distribute the new song included in a compilation record that that will kick your ass all the way back to 1989, you can almost feel the chant of the crowd – JAILHOUSE! JAILHOUSE! JAILHOUSE! This CD has it all!! 17 songs bursting at the seams with hooks and melodies that will make any 80′s rock fan weak in the knees.

London based alt rock quintet Japanese Voyeurs have unveiled the grotesque video for their new single ‘Milk Teeth’, which is released on November 29th through Fiction. It’s the first single from their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Yolk’, due for release in early 2011 and drops during their UK tour supporting Rock Sound cover co-stars Young Guns. Japanese Voyeurs will be on tour with Young Guns and The Swellers from 23rd of November, ready to make you writhe in person, as well as from your stereo. See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otMyV57Pmqs

Two Side Moon Promotions are excited to welcome to the team PARTY TONIGHT from Italy! Party Tonight is a Rock&Roll project which takes inspiration from the hoarse voice of Scott Weiland who once said: “There is a fucking party tonight!”. In March 2010 they published their first album ‘Rock & Roll For The Masses’ under GetRocked Promotion and to support the record had several radio interviews, one of which was with Radio Popolare, a famous italian FM radio broadcaster. They also had a single out called ‘F**k you goodbye’ and made a video which is available on Youtube.

Dirty Passion have a new album, Different Tomorrow, out on Demolition Records on December 13th. Dirty Passion was formed in 2006 and has since released a number of promo-CDs and toured most of Europe, opening up for bands like Saxon, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff, Y&T and Crashdiet. They’ve played well over 100 shows and gathered a huge fan base – making them one of Sweden’s top upcoming bands. Anyone interested in 70’s and 80’s rock, sleaze, glam, classic rock (or whatever you want to call it) – in the tradition of Guns ’n’ Roses, Europe, Whitesnake, Skid Row, Thin Lizzy and more – will love this album. The album can be pre-ordered here. There is a promo video also available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9A2idNrLI

Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed 3rd album “The Eternal Struggle For Justice” (“Outstanding” The Sun 4.5/5, “Powerpop heaven” Classic Rock 8/10), Jackdaw4 are all set to embark on a full UK tour with Electric Six commencing on the 3rd December. “The Great Unknown” is the first single to be lifted from ESFJ and is due to be released on December 13th 2010. The single will be accompanied by a brand new unreleased track, “Vexed”, which was featured as the title music to the BBC2 drama comedy, (of the same name) starring Lucy Punch and Toby Stephens and broadcast in September.

DIE SO FLUID are pleased to be bringing in the New Year with a full set of tourdates throughout the UK in 2011. DSF are due to perform at this year’s Hard Rock Hell Festival on Saturday 4th December 2010, sharing the stage with the likes of Skid Row, Uriah Heep, Diamon Head and Airbourne! To get those vocal-chords and guitar-lickin’ fingers ready to blow you away at HRH, the band will be playing a few warm-up shows in advance, with special guests, KILLING FOR COMPANY. So with the up-coming mini-tour, HRH Festival and a whole host of shows in 2011, there’s no excuse to miss out on seeing DIE SO FLUID live!!

ReviewsNovember 24, 2010 – 02:18

CalatrilloZ – The Rise Of The Leviatan
Girls On Film – Pershore
Keel – Streets Of Rock N Roll
Rough Citizen – Echolocation
White Widdow – White Widdow
Wrapped In Plastic – Satan’s Bakesale

NewsNovember 17, 2010 – 14:14

KID ADRIFT NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘A4 IN ECSTACY’ OUT NOV 22ND’A4 In Ecstasy’ is the new single from Kid Adrift. Inspired by Aphex Twin and “Pretty Hate Machine” era Nine Inch Nails. Its processed beats and tough direct sound signals a leap on from the ‘Oxytocin EP’ that was released earlier in the year. It’s a forthright, emotional track that delivers a message straight to the heart and mind.

INNERPARTYSYSTEM make their long-awaited return to the UK with a one-off Madame JoJo’s show on 20th January 2011. 50 copies of a very limited-edition ‘American Trash’ 7” will be given out for free at the show to those who get through the doors first so get there early! The new single ‘American Trash’ will be released 7th February, 2011.

BEZERK LIVE: BURNIN’ FUEL
Tigertailz will release their new album ‘Bezerk Live: Burnin’ Fuel’ on December 6th, 2010, but Tailz Maniacz can still pre-order their copy of ‘Bezerk Live: Burnin’ Fuel’ right now. Copies will normally cost £9.99, but for a strictly limited 7-day period (19-26th Nov 2010), you can get £2 off, paying only £7.99 plus postage.
To Pre-Order a copy now go to the Merch section at www.tigertailz.co.uk/merch.

PATCHWORK GRACE BEAT HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS TO GRACE TNA SOUNDTRACK
Nottingham (November 17, 2010): Patchwork Grace have added yet another trophy to their cabinet – by having their track Play Dead heard by millions of wrestling fans from around the world.
The Nottingham rockers have won a Kerrang! Magazine/Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling competition, which sees the title track of their latest EP used on TNA Wrestling’s flagship iMPACT! television show.
Play Dead was chosen as the winning song by a panel of judges that included TNA Wrestling star “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Kerrang! journalist Daniel Lane, Carl Wormald of SJM Concerts and Serg Salinas, Vice President of TNA Knockout Music.

BELIEVE: THE EDDIE IZZARD STORY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Great News for Eddie Izzard fans! The long awaited soundtrack album by Sarah McGuinness for the Emmy nominated ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story’ is available from 22nd November. Including the much in demand theme song “Mama Can You See Me Now”, the soundtrack spans five decades and reflects many of the genres of the times; 60’s radio jingle, glam-rock, disco, 80’s synth-pop and electronic. The film’s theme tune, “Mama Can You See Me Now”, is skillfully remodeled throughout the film to reflect these different genres. The most requested of these is the glam-rock style 70’s version and its sister ballad “Mama”, which begins and ends the movie as Eddie walks on stage for his final show. Produced by Mickey Petralia (Flight Of The Conchords), the entire soundtrack is written and performed by McGuinness whose recent credits include scoring Jake West’s ‘Whacked’ and Paul Hills’ ‘Secrets’. In addition, McGuinness has scored the music and created the distinctive opening sequences for Izzard’s more recent tours. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story is a fast-paced 103-minute documentary that blends side-splitting clips from Izzard’s outrageous gigs such as Dressed to Kill and Sexie with emotionally candid moments backstage as Izzard brainstorms his latest act from scratch. This unique insight into this much loved comedian’s life, will be available on DVD from 22nd November and will also be available for download via iTunes. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/believe-the-eddie-izzard-story/id403992113

Rocky Loves Emily have posted a behind the scenes clip from the set of their “Clueless” music video which is set to debut online next week, along with their Tooth & Nail Records debut EP American Dream (out Nov 22).
Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab4FxrLwU6g

ReviewsNovember 13, 2010 – 13:55

Buck Brothers – We Are Merely Filters
Casanatra – Split The Atom Again
Silent Disguise – Blueprints EP
Skam# – Killing Time EP
Therapy? – We’re Here To The End
Weezer – Death To False Metal
Zeropunk – Zeropunk

NewsNovember 10, 2010 – 02:53

THE KARMA HEART – Energetic, emotion-fueled, passion-driven music. A rock four-piece from the north east UK, recently descirbed as a female-fronted Foo Fighters. Under their former moniker, REMEDY, the band received positive feedback from the UK press with supportive reviews in Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese and Rocksound. The band have undergone some changes since the arrival of new stickman, Phil The Beat, and now feel they have reached a new level in their writing and live performances. To mark the beginning of this new musical journey THE KARMA HEART are please to announce they will be hitting the road at the end of this month with a 10-date tour of the UK.

BADDIES are returning to Rockfield to put down the footings of their ‘as yet untitled’ second record. They have been and still are working very hard, writing and demoing new material. They are playing a hometown Xmas show, this 14+ show will be held at Chinnerys in Southend on Friday 17th December. Out of towners can buy tickets via this link http://www.seetickets.com/Event/BADDIES/CHINNERYS/509403. Check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/baddies

COLD BLUE REBELS, fronted by vocalist Mickey Finn of JETBOY, his pals Joe Normal (guitar) and Danny Dangerous (bass) of the purple-haired ZEROS, plus former GLAMOUR PUNKS skins basher Spazz Draztik on the drums, have finished recording their debut CD. The CD, Blood, Guts n’ Rock & Roll, will be available on 1.11.11 (January 11th, 2011). The band recently announced a worldwide licensing deal with Horror High, LLC.

SECRET RIVALS are proud to present their new EP ‘Start Fires’ which is released through Josaka Records on the 25/10/2010
See the music video for ‘Prone To Explosions’ using a shed load of homemade footage here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SecretRivalsUK?feature=mhum#p/u/0/seP_O7MFI_M. Secret Rivals also have some tour dates lined up in November and December.

SPiT LiKE THiS have been caught up in a media storm since their cover version of the Rocky Horror Show classic “Sweet Transvestite” has been mistakenly reported by one of the world’s biggest websites, PerezHilton.com, as a leaked demo from hit TV show, Glee. SPiT LiKE THiS vocalist, Lord Zion, has been left bewildered – albeit very flattered – by the mistake. He takes up the story: “I am extremely proud that Perez Hilton thinks that I should have been in a lead role in a hit TV show – perhaps FOX should be giving me a call?! Joking aside, we recorded that tune a couple of years ago as the B-side to our Hallowe’en single, ‘Trick Or Mistreat’. It was then put on our ‘We Won’t Hurt You’ album as a bonus track and then pretty much forgotten about. I guess everything online develops a life and story of it’s own and these latest turn of events is proof of that!”
The article on PerezHilton.com has been Tweeted and re-posted thousands of times. PerezHilton.com receives an estimated 14 million regular readers. A quick search of the internet reveals that the rumour has spread to hundreds of sites – including YouTube and Glee fan sites – Worldwide. http://perezhilton.com/2010-10-22-leaked-john-stamos-glee-demo-sweet-transvestite
SPiT LiKE THiS recently finished recording their follow-up album, “Normalityville Horror”, with producer Chris Tsangarides, which they are currently looking to license for release in 2011.

LITTLE FISH Following a series of live dates that Little Fish have planned for early November, the Oxford duo will be releasing new single ‘Sweat N Shiver’ on 29th November. See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJg3scl7QBQ. Singer / guitarist Juju has the following commentary about the background of the track, ““My shadow followed me into a motel. I was feeling soundless and delirious. I wanted to be alone so I locked myself in a room for a week. I brought with me little food and the gifts of a tambourine man. I can’t remember anything except for burning like a coin in someone’s hand. I was woken by people banging at my door. I must have been alone for days – not alone but longing for shade and driven by thirst.”

NEW GENERATION SUPERSTARS From November 19th, NGS will embark on their first “official” headline tour, sponsored by BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE and Mama Trash Promotions. The guys will be joined on the road with NIGHT BY NIGHT and Sweden’s own VIOLENT DIVINE, as well as local supports in some of the venues. 21st November in London and 27th November in Nottingham will see official after shows with great giveaways. Dates are on all the usual websites:

STRAIGHT RAZOR ANGELS Rock’n’roll punkabillies ‘Straight Razor Angels’ self-release their debut 10 track album on 6th December 2010, and continue with their onslaught of the UK. It’s Rockabilly time! Straight Razor Angels spit out their sweat-drenched punk rock-n-roll, taking no prisoners and offering no apologies. This aint no X-factor audition, and it certainly isn’t for the White Rose generation. This band are the real thing. Straight Razor Angels are so fresh and raw, they are viral. Drawing from an array of influences spanning from the likes of AC/DC and Motorhead, through to The Clash and Johnny Cash, Straight Razor Angels spit out tuneage that craftily tips its cap to rockabilly, rock-n-roll, and punk, while ensuring that the trio escape the narrow confines of pigeon-holing.

GYPSY PISTOLERO’s new album DUENDE will be released February 2011 on Beautiful Disaster Records ( Australia) with an XMas single ‘Stand and Deliver’ ( Adam and the Ants cover) released early December on all digital platforms. The album see’s a return to the Lee Pistolero/Mark Westwood (Shadowland, Arena, Neo, Martin Orford band) song writing partnership/collaboration since the WHITE TRASH U.K split.

TEAR YOUR FESTIVE HEART OUT!!! TIGERTAILZ play The Scala, Kings Cross, London, on December 16th, 2010
Glam metal icons Tigertailz have announced a special Christmas show in London on Thursday December 16 at The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL.
Following their sold out show at The Borderline in 2009, Tigertailz are returning to London with a rejuvenated line-up, a new live album, and no shortage of seasonal spirit. As well as headlining the opening night at the annual Hard Rock Hell festival (which sold out months in advance), Tigertailz bowed to fan demand and will round off 2010 with a festive flourish at The Scala.
After some soul-searching, the band returned – stronger than ever – in 2010, with a fresh line-up and an injection of energy. “Things have been tough over the last few years but the response to our comeback has been a revelation,” reports frontman Kim Hooker. “We’re all having such an amazing time and it feels great to be in this band again. The Scala will be a special Christmas show, and we’ll be playing tracks from all our main albums. The band has never sounded this good.”

MIDNITE SUN have joined the Atomic Stuff family. They have now finished writing the tracks for their second full-length album scheduled for release sometime in 2011, and are looking for a label.

BLOOD RED SHOES Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter are pleased to announce the release of new single “Light It Up” on November 29th. Taken from their sophomore album ‘Fire Like This’, “Light It Up” is a trademark Blood Red Shoes track and firm live favourite. See the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sob1cUVd-vE. Check them out www.bloodredshoes.co.uk/

OUR LIVES IN MOTION are offering a free download of their latest single “The Getaway” on Purevolume.com (www.purevolume.com/ourlivesinmotion.) The band’s debut EP Salvation in Secrets is available now and was produced and engineered by Rob Freeman (Hit the Lights, Cobra Starship, Armor For Sleep). Our Lives In Motion are currently working on their next release, expected to be out in mid 2011.

ReviewsNovember 10, 2010 – 01:43

Applespacebar – Songs You Might Like
Arcadia – Roy Philip Nohl
arK – Wild Untamed Imaginings
Baby Scream – Baby Scream
Black Page Turns – 2 Track Demo
Pilotlight – The Post War Musical

NewsNovember 3, 2010 – 02:07

WEEZER PINKERTON (DELUXE EDITION) & DEATH TO FALSE METAL
At the time, Weezer’s Pinkerton’s vulnerable lyrics and edgier music took audiences and critics by surprise. Today Pinkerton approaches platinum and is widely hailed as one of modern rock’s greatest albums. The Deluxe Edition adds previously unreleased live and studio tracks. Weezer will also add a follow-up to just released Hurley with Death To False Metal on November 8th which includes brand new songs created from revamped versions of previously unreleased recordings

LEFT SIDE BRAIN UNLEASH BEST OF ALBUM!
Bristol riff monsters Left Side Brain spit out a stunning compilation album entitled ‘Rifftrospective’; through Sugarshack record. The record marks the band’s 10th anniversary. The hard-working quartet have released three albums and toured the nation’s highyways and byways for the past decade. The band have certainly had their share of trials and tribulations, transit van tours, financial constraints, working crappy-ass jobs and they still have the motivation and drive to move forward (cue brand new record out 2011). www.myspace.com/leftsidebrain

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS RELEASE STONKING NEW EP!
Ascending skewed-up rock crew ‘Mum Locked in Castle’ unveil their brand new five-track EP ‘Lions Led’ through Medium Rare Records. The four-piece sound like an early Incubus spewing out dirty funked-up metal grooves and breeding with the spawn of The Mars Volta, MLIC are here to make their twisted mark on the UK scene, and these Yorkshire lads have the perfect bait in the shape of their new record ‘Lions Led’, out this Autumn. Check out – www.myspace.com/mumlockedincastle

LOST IN VEGAS
M.E.P.R. is very happy to announce that a liaison with the Lycan Media Group will mean them representing Tamworth Power rock band Lost In Vegas for the release of their forthcoming Mini Album “A State Of Mind” through Plastic Head on November 1st. They will be hold an album launch at QZone, Ankerside Shopping Centre, Tamworth on Friday 29th October. Tickets are £5 on the door and includes a free copy of the album. www.lostinvegas.co.uk

GIRL AFRAID
The hotly-tipped quartet set loose their debut EP ‘Believe What Comes Next’ on 6th December 2010, available through all good digital platforms. The record echoes the band’s vast influences ranging right from ‘Everytime I Die’ through to the ‘Smiths’. Check out – www.girlafraid.co.uk

KILL CASSIDY
Kill Cassidy release their debut single, the double A-sided ‘14:11 / Everyone To the Dancemat’ through Sugar Shack Records. Mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro/Oceansize/Foo Fighters) and co-produced with long-time friend Andi Karthauser at Oakcutts studio, this single proves to be a bold statement of intent from a band formed just 18 months ago. Check out – www.myspace.com/killcassidy

LAHANNYA
Stunning Anglo-German Industrial Rock Quartet LAHANNYA are preparing for further UK dates this November. The dates continue in support of latest album “Defiance” which has received terrific reviews throughout the country and Europe since its release in 2009. A brand new non-album single entitled “Scavenger” will be unveiled on these dates as well as an exclusive Merch. only concert DVD which was shot at last year’s Metal Female Voices Festival 7.

SOCIAL DISTORTION TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ON JANUARY 17 2011
Rock ‘n’ roll icons Social Distortion have officially announced the release of their long awaited, highly anticipated new studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which is set for January 17 2011. A follow-up to their acclaimed album Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes is the band’s seventh studio album and first release in over six years. Fans are invited to download the first single, “Machine Gun Blues,” via iTunes on November 8.

FUN.
New York three-piece fun. will release single ‘Walking The Dog’ to coincide with their next trip to the U.K. which will see the band opening for Paramore at their arena shows in November. Just after they wind up the run of dates, fun. will release single ‘Walking The Dog’ on 22nd November. This tour will be the trio’s third visit to the U.K. this year and, even though they’ve only recently released their debut album over here, fun. have already played sold-out headline and club shows as well as going down a storm at festivals such as Dot To Dot. Check them out www.ournameisfun.com

MARK SULTAN
Mark Sultan is the voice behind King Kahn & BBQ Show (he is BBQ) and widely known as a pioneer in the modern garage-rock/doo-wop movement. With past releases on In The Red and Sub Pop he has gained a large underground international following (one of his last tours was with Black Lips). 2010′s new album ‘$’ on Last Gang Records will open ears and eyes to a name that is sometimes overlooked and to a voice and music that is sometimes miscredited. www.marksultan.com

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
Pre-order a signed copy of the new Hardcore Superstar album right now! Make sure to get your signed copy of the new album Split Your Lip. You will get your signed copy delivered on the release date November 26. See the promo video here vimeo.com/16069990
Order the album here https://www.bengans.se/popup/hardcore_split/se.aspx

DIE SO FLUID
Die So Fluid are following up their last UK tour with a handful of shows to blow the cobwebs off before their December appearance at Hard Rock Hell IV, feat. Skid Row, Uriah Heap and Airbourne! Owing to the phenomenal response DIE SO FLUID are receiving to the release of their album in Germany, the band are looking forward to when “The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime” hits the rest of Europe early next year. DSF will also be embarking on a European tour in 2011 to celebrate the occasion with dates planned for Finland, Germany, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Spain… pretty much everywhere!! March 2011 will also see DSF return to the UK.
Check back to their website over the next few weeks to keep up to date with all gig and album updates: www.diesofluid.net

PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Los Angeles – Rock stalwarts Pretty Boy Floyd have released Kiss of Death, a fifteen-track CD of KISS cover tunes. “We did this album to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands in history,” says PBF guitarist Kristy Majors. “Kiss influenced us in so many ways.” Pretty Boy Floyd has also changed and expanded the dates for their European tour with L.A. Guns. Get all the details here: prettyboyfloydband.com

ENTER SHIKARI
Enter Shikari are releasing a new single ‘Destabilise’ on October 26th via download and limited 7” vinyl on November 29th. ‘Destabilise’ is the first brand new Enter Shikari track since February’s ‘Thumper’, and was produced by Enter Shikari & Dan Weller during the summer of this year. The track will be released as a very limited edition coloured vinyl 7″ (backed by live favourite ‘Motherstep/Mothership’ recorded at the band’s Hammersmith Apollo show back in February) which will be available only from independent record stores on 29th November; coinciding nicely with the band’s UK arena tour as special guests of 30 Seconds To Mars). www.entershikari.com