News Update 14 August 2008

August 14, 2008 – 11:19

Backyard Babies together with Myspace brings you a very exclusive pre-listening session! Listen to the full new album “Backyard Babies” for free right now on the bands Myspace, before it hits the shops

Lizzie Grey, currently Spiders & Snakes frontman and Hollywood cult hero for the ages, has had his first book published.  Entitled, The Digital Church, the book is a labour of love for Grey, who had been working on it for over a decade. “Watching the world falling into its current state of collective fear and anxiety was truly the inspiration for The Digital Church,” says Grey. “I invented the madman Nathan Jamison as the ultimate devil’s advocate pitted against the hapless Martin Henzel, the unlikeliest of heroes.” The Digital Church is out now and is available through i-universe

These Arms Are Snakes ‘Tail Swallower And Dove’ (Suicide Squeeze) Release Date: October 6th 2008

Templeton Pek’s debut album ‘No Association’ is out now through Smalltown records, also check out the band as support on the forthcoming ‘All Time Low’ UK tour. See URL for further details

When most bands tell you they’ve had to “grow up in public,” they’re talking about getting pushed into the spotlight before they’ve had a chance to find their voice. But for Whittier, California, trio The Dares, who started playing when twin brothers and co-founders Ben (guitar/lead vocals) and Matt (drums/vocals) Peterson were all of 8 years old, the idea was a bit more literal. These boys-to-men literally grew up in public, forming a band when their peers were still dabbling in youth-league sports and landing a major-label contract with Jive Records before they’d even finished high school. Today, as the trio’s powerhouse spin on pop-punk tradition is making clear, The Dares are ready and able to grow even bigger. Make sure to check them out

Disarm announce two gigs, Pure Rawk w/ Sign and Obsessive Compulsive, 19th August @ Purple Turtle, London (UK) & w/ The Black Stars, Maeven and Cobra Kiss, 27th August @ Boardwalk, Sheffield (UK). Don’t forget to buy their debut album, available now at HMV, Zavvi, Amazon & Tesco

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