Posted in Alternative, blues, Funk, Punk, rock, Rock n Roll

Mexico’s Music Is Set For Atmospheric Change, With The Much Loved Ikkarus

 

 

They are taking their music to new heights, and when i say new heights mean literal heights. Or at least as high as a plane will go.

Ikkarus, the band that hail from Mexico city are setting their sight on world domination, and with a lead singer who also doubles as a pilot, the trip will be a whole lot easier.

The band consists of Javier Lardizábal, Dave Ramos (drums) and Wens Castellanos García (keyboards), with guests making special appearances, Ikkarus have managed to blend different musical influences from funk, to metal, to pop to Alternative. All while maintaining a worldly outlook and being easily approachable in a professional way and a personal way.

Ikkarus have recently been spending time working on a full length album Stains & Echoes’which includes gems such as 01800′ and ‘Nightclub Sundays’

The album is a guaranteed treat for all music lovers not to miss out on.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stains-echoes/sets/stains-echoes-debut-album/s-EhKgD

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7hXr34FFuQykjrjKNQt9ix

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_8edZX53UC5yRFGLCZExw

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ikkarusband/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ikkarusofficial

 

Instagram: @ikkarusband

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Posted in Alternative, Indie, Live, Metal, Pop, Punk, rock, Rock n Roll

GOOD CHARLOTTE REVEALED AS SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL’S JOINT-HEADLINER WITH JIMMY EAT WORLD

 

One of 2017’s most guarded secrets can now be revealed… Slam Dunk Festival will have not one, but two major headline artists! Pop-punk titans Good Charlotte will be joining the previously announced emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World. Their co-headline performance is set to be a defining moment for the festival as it marks the Slam Dunk Festival debut of both show-stopping artists.
This ground-breaking line-up news will also see PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Thursday, Every Time I Die, Knuckle Puck, Crown The Empire and Real Friends, perform momental live sets over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

From bursting into the public consciousness with their chart-conquering pop punk through to becoming true kings of their genre via stints on MTV and six huge studio albums, few bands have had the staying power of Good Charlotte. Lead by the Madden brothers Benji and Joel, the multi-platinum stars will be at Slam Dunk to prove exactly why they’ve stayed at the top of their game over the past two decades.

Few bands have had the stratospheric rise of Massachusetts three piece PVRIS. Since their inception in 2012 they’ve gone from strength to strength and garnered a legion of fans in the process. Next year they’ll bring their signature anthemic rock, as found on this year’s acclaimed full length ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’, to Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham for a show that’s not to be missed. They last played the festival in 2015, after which being originally booked for the new bands stage were upgraded to the main stage due to their sudden rise in popularity. Now they return in 2018 to be one of the festival’s biggest artists.

One of the most incendiary live acts on the planet, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are a band born to reach staggering heights. After standing as one of the most recognisable voices in modern British rock over the past decade, Frank and his Rattlesnakes have had a mammoth rise over the past 18 months – releasing two vastly acclaimed albums, capturing festival audiences with sets of the weekends and culminating in their biggest headline show to date at London’s Brixton Academy. Witness the revolution first hand when they take the stage at Slam Dunk 2018.

Frank Carter says:
‘I cannot wait to play Slam Dunk – this has been an incredible couple of years for us, and I can’t think of a better way to start our festival season in 2018 than showing up and absolutely dominating at Slam Dunk. Get ready – we’ll see you in the Snake pit!’

A phenomenon not seen for many a-year, Creeper are the hottest name in alternative music. The release of their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ captured the mysterious yet anthemic heights that they’ve been promising since they first emerged on the scene. Lead from the charismatic figure of frontman Will Gould, Creeper aren’t just set to break through but takeover British alternative music – and Slam Dunk 2018 is bound to be another insatiable introduction to the special world they’re forming

Creeper say:
“It is with great excitement that we can announce today that we will be returning to Slam Dunk festival in 2018. Slam Dunk is always such an important event for our scene each year, and it is an incredible privilege to be playing the main stage. See you all there!”

After seven years away, Thursday will return to the UK in 2018, with Slam Dunk Festival the only place to catch one of the most hotly-anticipated reunions in alt-rock history. Lead by the inimitable presence of frontman Geoff Rickly, Thursday reached out and touched at the hearts and minds of a generation – with records like ‘Full Collapse’ and ‘War All The Time’ still heralded as some of the most influential snapshots in time that the genre has ever seen. After time spent apart, and a feverish demand for their return – Slam Dunk 2018 is primed for a truly special moment as Thursday finally return to prove just why they sit in a class of their own. Having having played the very first Slam Dunk Festival in 2007, it is indeed a momentous welcome back!

After last playing Slam Dunk in 2016, metalcore titans Every Time I Die can’t stay away and have promised more chaos in the moshpit than ever before. The Buffalo hardcore heavyweights have gained vast recognition on this year’s UK tour run, selling out the likes of KOKO, receiving 5Ks and delivering a visceral display of their force. Their performance will be an unmissable part of Slam Dunk 2018.

Joining these incredible names will be Crown The Empire, Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, all of which are set to return to the festival after memorable performances in 2014 and 2015. All three acts are set to serve up the perfect combination of anthemic metalcore complete with razor-sharp riffs, energetic post-emo choruses and classic pop-punk with an Illinois twist, May is set to deliver the best Slam Dunk Festival to date!

 

After its most successful year to date in 2017, Slam Dunk Festival has been crowned the Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards! The news comes after the first huge names were announced for 2018, along with details of an expanded and new site for Slam Dunk South at Hatfield Park.
Over double the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it even more accessible and accommodating for festival goers wishing to revel in Slam Dunk Festival’s alternative extravaganza.
Festival Director, Ben Ray comments:
“I’m very happy to win this award of course. The event that we put on is very unique, with each of the 3 metropolitan sites offering something different….The fenced off festival site built in a city centre in Leeds, the only multistage music festival to be held on the NEC complex and I’m glad after 8 years on the university campus in Hatfield we could win the award for them the final time there.”
Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will begin in its spiritual home of Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the beloved Birmingham NEC.

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH – SATURDAY 26TH MAY – LEEDS CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – SUNDAY 27TH MAY – HATFIELD PARK
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH MAY – BIRMINGHAM NEC

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkmusic.com/
Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.
New for 2018 will be an instalment scheme. Customers will be able to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in instalments up to the event.

Posted in Indie, rock, Rock n Roll

Review: Kid Kapichi’s ‘Waster’ is Set to Dominate Your Sound Systems

 

Kid Kapichi’s new track ‘Waster’ is mammoth anthem that will have you turning up the volume on your stereo and blaring out the melodies.

This years summer tune came from UK’s Kid Kapichi, who’s mix of influences, drawn from artists such as Queens of the stone age, Royal blood and Ratboy, this four-piece have made it known that their time is now.

This sing-a-long instalment is a fresh yet instant classic in the underground rock scene. Its use of melody and hook’s are heard clearly in the chorus and the opening chant. The opening riff is a blast, that greets the soft, laidback in instrumentation and vibe of the verse, however the chorus is another punch, with full band and vocal melodies taking you on the ultimate rock and roll ride.

The song itself playfully looks at the idea of ‘partying youth’. “On the surface it’s basically about getting messed up and partying, but more deeply there’s a meaning that our generation are constantly looked down at and referred to as a lost cause, partly from living in such a difficult time for opportunity”. Kid Kapichi explain. This is a very special and forward topic, which effects so many young people, and forever will as there will never be a shortage of teenage angst, in which Kid Kapichi provide the perfect soundtrack to.

Be sure to check them out!

Website: https://www.kidkapichi.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KidKapichi/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kidkapichi/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kidkapichi

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefjsEjjtzp0f7UvbE0z79w

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thekidkapichi

 

 

Posted in folk, Indie, rock, Rock n Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Uncategorized

‘Belinda’ by vintage-rockers Albino

London based vintage rock band Albino are hitting us with their new track ‘Belinda’, taken from their whiskey fuelled new album Night At The Chemist.

Yes that was whiskey! Albino’s main aim is to entertain with their rambunctious, often humorous ‘drinking’ music.

Their latest track ‘Belinda’ exudes this throwback, vintage feel that sounds like it could have come straight out of the 60’s.

Consisting of Ben Tucker (guitar/vocals), Merv ‘Fuzzy’ Salole (Bass), Gareth ‘gwEM’ Morris (guitar) and Don Gibson (percussion), Albino’s sole aim is to entertain with their rambunctious, often humorous ‘drinking’ music. As the main songwriter in the outfit, Ben is the driving inspirational force, tapping into a deep well of life experiences that draw on topics as diverse as love, deviancy, distrust of priests, historical events and of course, drinking.

Since they began in 2005, Albino has undergone a musical metamorphosis, travelling a long way from their humble beginnings, but now, the off-the-wall band has cemented their style and truly found their own sound. Whilst Albino’s eclectic and multi-talented musical line up has changed over the years, this latest track proves their musical direction, commitment and energy has always remained constant.

You can check out more on Albino here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Albinomusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeh0Lung8nhaCa1Zb5W8cw

http://www.albinomusic.com/index.php

 

Posted in blues, Rock n Roll

Brighten your day with Matty T Wall

BLUE SKIES ALBUM COVER.jpgDescribing himself as ‘an elastic band pulled really tight and ready to go – that’s how I feel about my music’. Matty T Wall is influenced by various genres having studied Flamenco, Swing Jazz and funk as well as being pretty much a pro on the guitar, he has an interesting sound. He is from Perth, Australia, he states his influences are all the way from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix… he gives a modern take on a very traditional form.

Blues is not something I’m too familiar with, but with this modern twist Matty carves into his music, I can’t help but think this is something I could really get into listening to.

His project ‘Blue Skies’ has ten tracks and he certainly blows away the autumnal clouds to give you Blue Skies, his music is that which can brighten up any day. He has a voice that just melts you, I was  mesmerised from start to finish, a stand out track for me was the opening track ‘Burnin’ Up Burnin’ Down, you can view the video below:

 

With a lot of power chords, it suits the rock and roll/blues vibe that Matty gives off. The video features muscle cars and attractive tattooed women with and lots of guitars. I found myself tapping my foot along to the beat and humming the vocals, not so well might I add but I tried.

Another stand out track for me is track six, ‘This Is Real’ in contrast to the opening track, this is a track full of emotion but with commanding guitars, it wouldn’t be Matty’s work if that wasn’t involved… I’d definitely recommend checking out Matty’s work, especially if you need a pick me up or something to brighten your day.

Posted in Alternative, Indie, Rock n Roll, Singer-Songwriter

‘New Man’ by Warme

Warme’s new song “New Man” is an honest portrayal of a dark subject. Based on the heroin problems of one of the band members this track is powerfully emotional and sets a very different tone in comparison to their last release “Council House Opera”.

The song starts of slowly and carried by a melancholic gravity that suggests the struggle someone goes through during a drug addiction. It then progressively builds up to a more hopeful and brighter atmosphere. Warme have captured the story of overcoming tough times and recovery perfectly. It’s a song of hope and strength and the personal touch the band puts into it makes it all the more authentic and interesting.

Posted in Indie, Punk, rock, Rock n Roll

Last SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS for Ilfracombe Rocks on sale now!

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Festival season is far from over in November – Ilfracombe Rocks Festival in Devon is a must for every classic rock’n’roll fan who loves to dwell in nostalgia as well as discover what’s new in the magnificent world of rock these days.

After having been a massive success in 2015 the first 100 super early bird tickets for 2016 are already on sale at an extraordinary price of only £20 for the whole weekend and a very affordable £9 per head a night for accommodation –don’t miss out and grab yours now!

Having grown over the years, Ilfracombe Rocks will accommodate up to 1500 music lovers this November. The three-day event is held from 4th-6th November 2016. Brought to life by iconic radio presenter DJ John Forster, known for hosting the number one unsigned rock music show on the net called ‘Dr. John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery’ on Rockbandom Radio, this event is a true gem for admirers of handmade sonic bliss. Located in John Fowler’s Holiday Park in Devon the annual celebration of gritty guitars and amplified solos is a perfect way to spend a rock’n’roll weekend not only for hardcore bikers in leather jackets, but for the whole family!

This year’s headliners are some of the most excellent tribute bands in the scene. Thunderstruck, The ZZtops and Higher on Maiden will be bringing back the days of rock revolution. While there’s certainly a whiff of nostalgia in the air, the festival is also host to some of Europe’s finest new unsigned rock bands. This is a brilliant way to get to listen to potential stars on the rise and the stadium fillers of tomorrow!

Dr. John’s motto is simple – the DJ wants to promote good quality music and says: “the unsigned scene is possibly the most under-listened aspect of rock music. In many cases it is far superior to the mainstream and more honest. Many of them don’t get anywhere near the airplay and exposure they deserve.” That is why he decided to extend his work at the radio and give emerging artists an additional platform to get heard.

 

To get your super early bird ticket for the whole weekend just go to http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ !

To include accommodation please pay additionally:

One 4-bed-room per night: £36 for one person (£9 per head if four people share, £12 per head if three people share, £18 per head for two people)

Accomodation for the whole Weekend: £72 for one person per room(£18 per head if four people share, £24 per head if three people share, £36 for two people)

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/ilfracomberocksa2016/?fref=ts

 

www.facebook.com/DrJohnsUnsignedRockSurgery/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/