News Update: 6th August 2009

August 6, 2009 – 12:48

“It’s with great regret that we have to announce that Kenni Black (bass) and Charlie Deville (drums) have left Peep Show to pursue their careers. The split was friendly.” Peep Show are currently working on their second album: keep your eyes peeled for teasers of the new tracks on their MySpace page. The band already made plans to audition new members and plan to be back on the stage early next year if not sooner, with a tour of Italy in the pipeline

Lovvers’ new video for single ‘OCD Go Go Girls’ has been posted online today. ‘OCD Go Go Girls’ was released August 3rd and is taken from their debut LP ‘OCD Go Go Go Girls’, which is out August 10th

The Gaslight Anthem ‘The Backseat’ New Single set for release September 21st (SideOneDummy Records)

Dinosaur Pile-Up have today unveiled a brand new track, available to download for FREE! Taken from ‘The Most Powerful EP In the Universe’, which is released on August 17th through Big Brain/Friends vs Records, the track ‘Cat Attack’ can be downloaded here

Adam and Silent Sirens are playing the Metro on Aug 14th with A Hero Named Hope “This is huge for us and we’re really excited to be playing two new songs and debuting a new T-shirt! If you haven’t seen us in awhile, this is the show to come to!”

Wall Street Riots are back with a new single set for release 7th September. The B-side is a remix from Lostprophet Ian Watkins’ side project L’Amour La Morgue. Check out Wall Street Riots and friend in the following video clip

The usually very amiable and polite Kasms found themselves at the centre of a ruckus on Sunday night when security at Kendal Calling Festival took offence to their frenzied stage show. London-based Kasms have fast built their reputation as one of the most unpredictable and engaging live bands currently doing the rounds; it seems that singer Rachel Callaghan’s onstage antics, described in last week’s Independent on Sunday as “A tiny star, headbanging, leaping into cartwheels and doing the dying fly… Brilliant.”, were a step too far for the folk of Kendal. Read the band’s account of the evening’s events on their blog here. The band also release their new double A-side single ‘Absent Without Leave/Murmur’ through Trouble Records August 10th

Gypsy Pistoleros & Dirty Penny UK debut! October 16th @ Vice, Swansea. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £5 available from: Derrick Music (swansea) and See Tickets + FREE entry into High Voltage afterparty with the awesome Vice Girls

The Wildhearts are releasing ‘The Only One’ as the first single from their new album ‘Chutzpah!’ Released via Backstage Alliance and exclusively on iTunes, it serves as one of the album’s most rabble-rousing, but also most poppy, moments. The single was released on August 3rd. New album ‘Chutzpah’ will be released through Cargo Records on August 31st, and will be available from Cargo Records and other online and high street retailers. This will be followed by a UK tour in September and October – full details can be found at URL

“Rock Of Ages Fest” are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for 2009’s “Rock Of Ages Fest” which will take place in Canning Town, East London on November 20th, 21st & 22nd. The event has undergone a real facelift and will now feature 57 bands across three days and two stages. Full three-day passes are on sale via Rock of Ages and Ticket Web – tickets purchased via ticketweb are subject to booking fees, and all ticket sales handled by ROA are subject to a £1 postage/packaging charge per transaction (postage is the same whether you’re buying 1 ticket or 500 tickets). The venue hosting the event this year is the legendary Bridgehouse 2. Only 150 tickets are available for the Friday night, and 500 are available for the Saturday and Sunday

WAYNESTOCK IV ~ Wayne Gave Rock ‘n Roll To You. Yes, WAYNESTOCK is back. And this years lineup is bigger and better than ever before! Line-Up: Heaven’s Basement, Dark Entity, Inamba, Steroid Freak Pussy, The Bundesrats, Renegade Playboys, Clown Corpse, Mighty Evan and also an acoustic performance by Dylan Price of Goggle-eyed Psycho. Doors 2pm. Tickets are £5 on the door but there are a limited number available for the bargainous price of £2.50 from the Snooty Fox or by emailing with the subject heading “WS Advance Ticket Request”. See here for full details

Sleaze rockers Junkyard Dogz have finally recruited a new member: former “Cry Wolf” and “EZ Top” drummer Andy Dawson all the way from Perton, Texas! Rough demo of Last Chance Saloon now on myspace

American glam legends RATT join a stella bill that already includes The New York Dolls, SPiT LiKE THiS, WASP, The Quireboys, Tigertailz plus many more! Hard Rock Hell takes places in Prestatyn this December. See website for full details

Danish band Star*Rats is ready with their new album entitled “Screw the Consequences”, and they’re not taking prisoners! The release date is set to 28 September worldwide.The self-produced new album contains guest appearances by Danish gold winning recording artist Celina Ree, Zodiac Mindwarp guitarist Cobalt Stargazer, and is mixed by Swedish double Grammy winner Chris Laney. The album is furthermore mastered by Jan Eliasson (D.A.D, Pretty Maids, Christina Augilera etc)

Street Dogs will be crossing the Atlantic in October with Hellcat label-mates Civet for a full UK and European tour in support of their latest release, “State of Grace”. The 20 date tour which begins on October 14th in Berlin, Germany is the Street Dogs’ first headlining tour after their hugely successful stint on last year’s Eastpak-sponsored Antidote Tour. Civet will join the Street Dogs on all dates, for their first ever full European and UK tour

Lucky Bastardz have inked a deal with Swedmetal records for their up-coming CD that will be released in late September

Finnish rockers Vanity Ink, signs a deal with Swedish record label Swedmetal Records. The company will release the new Vanity Ink album “More Senseless Random Behaviour” in October 2009.The long player will be available all over Europe. Both parties are really excited about this and are looking forward to work together

Broadway Calls set to release new album ‘Good Views, Bad News’ on 17th August 2009. Single ‘Be All That You Can’t Be’ released 10th August 2009. UK Live dates in August and September

Tattooed Millionaires have just started out on a 2 month tour of the United States of America and want you to be a part of the action! To help them out financially in these tough times (for everyone) you can now download all of their music, 33 songs on 3 albums for whatever price you want to pay. “We need to raise money to keep the wheels on Oh Susannah turning and you need to own great music at a price you can afford to pay. It is a win-win for both of us. We want you to have our music to enjoy so please, even if you can afford to pay just one dollar don’t feel bad it’s alright we understand how it is to be broke. If you can afford to pay more for our music that is great news-all the money we raise from the sale of our music goes directly back into the band.” They do have another bit of exciting news to share with you. They have just learned that the Schecter Guitar Company has agreed to sponsor Tattooed Millionaires! They have also given to the band 2 guitars to be raffled off on their upcoming tours of the U.S.A. and U.K. Look for their ads on our bus this summer! To download their 3 albums simply use, the email to send your payment to is EMAIL. Make sure to include the code “33″ and they’ll send you the link and password to download all the albums. To buy a raffle ticket to win a brand new one-of-a-kind TM customized Schecter guitar simply send $1 payment using to EMAIL. Make sure to include the code “Schecter Raffle” The more raffle tickets you buy the better the chance you’ll win

Kubrick’s latest album “Lost Diary of a Goth Girl” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, and Rhapsody, and also available for free listening on Last Fm and Grooveshark. Do not forget that CD Baby is now carrying “Lost Diary of a Goth Girl” mp3s on sale as well

New Yorker’s Alberta Cross have unveiled a brand new track from their long awaited debut LP. Entitled ‘Leave us and Forgive Us’, the track is available to download for FREE from the band’s web site

On the 25th July, Innocent Rosie was the first rock band ever, invited to play at the Swedish King, Queen and children’s summer place in Sweden

All School Punk Rock! Smash It Up “Not Aiming Just Swinging” Release August/September 2009! Order it from URL

Drugdealercheerleader news 26th July 2009: As promised they’re announcing their new bass player! “Some of you may have met him before and some of you may have even seen him onstage with me and Ringo back when we were in a band called ‘Waterbratz!’. We asked Mark ‘Bomber’ Randon to join Drugdealer… he said yes like a shot” Details for the next tour – 5 dates up and down the UK 25th – 29th November will be announced in the next Newsletter with exclusive ticket news

New AntiProduct album, “Please Take Your Cash” has gone to the CD pressers and will be ready soon! Watch URL for news of how to obtain your copy

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