News Update: 19th August 2009

August 19, 2009 – 10:56

The New Generation Superstars machine is back in action and ready to hit the road next week with Love/Hate and Ricky Warwick! “Raising The Stakes” was released on August 2nd, the album is available to by from the website, Myspace,,, and all the usual web stores including i-Tunes. NGS are nominees in the JPF American music awards, which will be hosted in Nashville on the 25th August. NGS are nominated for best Rock Album “Crash Course…” and best rock single, “Come Over”

Here’s To Tragedy EP “In the Shade of the 14th” Launch This Thursday at the Victoria Inn, Derby, UK. Also on the bill are Skies In Motion and Riot Promotions favourites Plastic Toys and Disarm. Advance tickets are available from for £4 or you can pay on the door for £5 (or £6 with an EP). Doors are at 7.30pm

Bowling For Soup announces the release of their tenth studio-effort, ‘Sorry For Partyin’’ on A&G Records in the UK. The Denton, TX natives return with their new single and video ‘My Wena’ that showcases their one-of-a-kind brand of fun-pop/punk. The single will be available as the lead track on an EP to be released on September 28th. The video is equally hilarious and to celebrate its release, head over to the special application that allows you to become a part of the official music video for yourself, or pick a person of your choice as the Wena Face

Go ‘Bezerk’ at the Borderline! The whole album – LIVE! If you went ‘Bezerk’ in 1990 and there’s still a few pints of glam metal blood coursing through your veins, then whatever you do, get yourself down to the Borderline, London W1 on Saturday the 10th of October, 2009 and go ‘Bezerk’ all over again! For the first time ever, Tigertailz will perform the whole of their colossal Glam metal masterpiece, ‘Bezerk’, live and in sequence

The Membranes, the eighties post-punk noisenik band fronted by John Robb, have been asked to reform for All Tomorrows Parties – The Nightmare Before Christmas gig on December 4th by hosts My Bloody Valentine. The Membranes back catalogue will be remastered and re-released to commemorate this event and they are looking at festival offers coming in from the round the world

From their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Broken Side Of Time’ (out September 21st), Alberta Cross are set to release ‘ATX’ as a single on September 14th. The video for the single is culled from live footage of the band’s recent performances at the Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals, plus last month’s two appearances at Brixton Academy. Download Video File, Youtube Link, Myspace Link

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

Dinosaur Pile-Up’s very own broadcast channel ‘What’s Happenin’ Heavy Metal’ has an emergency news bulletin for you all

‘WET presents Welcome to the Hotel de la Muerte ‘Gypsy Pistoleros’ headline U.K Tour in October! The Brummie Flamenco Glam Punk Rock n Roll Kings are set to play their first U.K Tour in nearly two Years to promote the new album (package to include special guests Bai Bang in London, plus Livin in a Valvestate). New album is out October 12th on Bad Reputation Records! Plus 4 Tracks on WET – Video game out on PS3/XBox360 Sept 15th. A free single download ‘ Vivo con los Gitanos’ will be available Sept 1st accompanied by the video to be filmed in the old Spaghetti Western set in Almeria Spain

Where the Action Is proudly presents the new european & Japanese tour from the Punk Rockers Tracy Gang Pussy. Check here for further information

Peppermint Creeps “Hell” now available at Hot Topic

Global Music are proud to announce the return of multi-platinum US rockers, W.A.S.P, with their strongest album to date, Babylon, due for release throughout Europe from October 12TH 2009 via Demolition Records. W.A.S.P. will be touring extensively throughout Europe this Autumn/Winter in support of their new release

Flood of Red announce a new single ‘Home Run’ (released 5th October), their debut album ‘Leaving Everything Behind’ (released 19th October) and a tour! And fans will be able to hear the entire album a whole four weeks before release at URL. Also head over to the same link right now for a free download of album track ‘Paper Lungs’

Manchester Orchestra – ‘Mean Everything To Nothing’ – Album release on September 7th, 2009. Single ‘I’ve Got Friends’ will be released on limited 7”on August 31st, 2009

Hell City Glamour’s new album crawls ever closer to it’s UK/Europe release and of course they’re going on tour around the country really soon. Check website for full tour dates

Fake Problems are set to release their new single ‘Diamond Rings’ on September 7th following UK dates including Reading and Leeds festivals and prior to their support slot with Frank Turner in October, album ‘It’s Great To Be Alive’ in stores now

Boozed proudly present their furious year’s end concert on 18.12/19.12.09 at Kleine Freiheit Osnabrueck. The exquisite line up – consisting of Flaming Sideburns, Boozed, Def Americans, The Doits, Picturebooks, Sixxxten and Eat the Gun, as well as other special guests will ensure that X-Mas will be quite early this year. Needless to mention that there will be two smashing aftershow parties on the two nights. Tickets are available for 9 Euros (Friday) and/or 12 Euros (Saturday); you’ll be able to buy a combination valid for the two shows for 19 Euros. Get your ticket now from URL or URL

After releasing the skuzzy wedge of pop that is single ‘OCD Go Go Girls’ last week, Wichita punks Lovvers have now released their debut LP, ‘OCD Go Go Go Girls’. Those of you based in London can check the band out live on Wednesday to make your own minds up. They’ll be playing for free in store at Pure Groove at 1:15pm and then later heading up to Stoke Newington to play Barden’s Boudoir. Lovvers have also just confirmed a full UK tour for September, including a fistful of dates with Times New Viking

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