TWIN ATLANTIC ANNOUNCE UK TOUR

Twin Atlantic have announced details for their biggest headlining tour to date. The dates are as follows:

27.10 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
29.10 – Aberdeen, Music Hall
30.10 – Edinburgh, HMV Picturehouse
1.11 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
2.11 – Manchester, Academy
3.11 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
5.11 – Norwich, UEA
6.11 – Bristol, O2 Academy
7.11 – Southampton, Guildhall
8.11 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets are onsale at 9am on Wednesday 16th May.

TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE REVIEW

Most bands, by now, have realised that the best way to get their crowd warmed up and excited for their show isn’t a mind-blowing support band, it’s a killer intro. Over the past few years I’ve witnessed the Jaws theme, Straight Outta Compton and, in a fantastically inappropriate situation, some Whitney Houston. Tonight at the KOKO though, Twin Atlantic take the biscuit. Read more…

MUSIC PIRACY FEATURE

It’s very rare to find someone in this day and age who hasn’t succumbed to one little illegal download in their life. Even if it was just a song by a band you were curious about, most people do it and know full well they’re breaking the law.

Most will tell you that times are hard, which yes, they are hard but does this really give us the right to illegally download albums by bands who are working like crazy just to make it somewhere in the world? read more 

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the first two months of 2012, you should be all gigged out by now, but don’t think about pulling on those purse strings just yet until you’ve seen what March and April has in store for you lucky lucky people. There are gigs galore from some of the finest bands around, not to mention the first signs of summer with the first festival hitting our country. So here is your guide to some of our top picks for the next 2 months.

First up we have British boys, You Me at Six. A band that shot to fame faster than most and have since been trying to crack the music scene across the pond but fear not, the boys back in our towns with a string of sold out dates and support that rivals most UK tours with stateside boys, Mayday Parade. Our very own welsh beauties, Kids in Glass Houses and reggae ska band, The Skints. The tour’s first announcements were such a success that the band was made to add extra dates to this huge tour, which some tickets are available still. No doubt that every show is going to be phenomenal so make sure you get yourself down to watch Josh Francheschi and the boys bigger and better than ever before.

The end of March sees more of our home-grown talent as Enter Shikari have a few UK dates lined up. The band have risen since their success of 2007’s hit album, Take to the Skies begun the craze of the classic hand clap that is Enter Shikari. Back to 2012, and Rou and the boys have an amazing new album to tour with as album, A Flash Flood of Colour has had impeccable feedback from many. If any band is known for putting on an incredible show, it’s these guys and believe us when we say their show will be one you will never forget.

For all you slightly heavier fans out there, fear not, we cater for all as The Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour kicks off at the start of April. Bands on the tour are American Hardcore boys, Trapped under Ice who are also set to play this year’s Hevy Festival line up. Our very own hardcore boys, Your Demise who will also be joined by newer break through band on the scene, Basement who took the UK by storm last year as they toured with Title Fight. Lastly joining these three incredible bands are an almost out of place addition but adding some love to each show with their pop punk presence are Man Overboard. The boys were only here back in January and clearly can’t keep away as they’re back only 2 months later. Something even better about this tour, just because it’s a big fancy tour don’t expect some huge venues, this is going to be an intense tour as the rooms will be small and the crowds huge. Four bands not to be missed for under £20!

Mid April comes a tour from 2011’s break through band with Radio 1 coverage just to add too many of their successes, Scotland’s finest, Twin Atlantic. The band will be touring with similar named band, Lower than Atlantis, no doubt this tour will be huge as both bands are going to be on the radar for the most of 2012. If you can, see these now as we expect this to be the last of the small shows for both bands. If you don’t get chance to see Twin Atlantic fear not, if you are one of the lucky ones to hold a Blink-182 ticket you’ll get a chance to see them this June.

Next up comes a tour from Norfolk boys; Deaf Havana who have took the UK by storm since their release late last year, Fools and Worthless Liars. It’s taken them hard work and dedication but from the looks of the sales of this tour, it’s completely paid off as all the shows are on their last remaining tickets. The boys aren’t just getting any old support though; they’re bringing in American pop punkers, The Swellers along with them. The hype of this tour surrounds both bands as The Swellers don’t grace our lands all that often so this tour is sure to go down in 2012 history, you can catch the boys from the 18th April in Birmingham through to the 26th finishing up in London.

Returning for the second time this year already are female fronted, We are the In Crowd. After being received incredibly as support for All Time Lows UK tour this January, they are returning with other pop punk favourites, Every Avenue and The Summer Set. Although now used to playing the largest venues in our country, Taylor and Co are taking a step down and touring smaller venues as part of their grand return. Not only are they bringing such amazing support with them, the bands are touring around the real reason they’re back in the UK, to play Nottingham’s Hit the Deck Festival.

That’s right after truly establishing itself last year, Hit The Deck Festival returns and with a stronger line up. The festival takes place in and around different venues in the city, with the larger acts playing in the famous, Rock City venue. Bands you can expect to see at this year’s festival include: Deaf Havana, The Wonder Years, Kids in Glass Houses, Cancer Bats and Bury Tomorrow just to name a few. What’s the best part about the festival? Its only £20, what’s not to like so if you’re a bit strapped for cash this year and really want to go to a festival, here’s your chance with some awesome bands for a decent price.

There you have it, some of the UK’s finest up and coming gigs for you to get too for the next 2 months, but that’s not all there a few extras you might want to feast your eyes upon:

The Used will be touring with new album ‘Vulnerable’ released on March 26th

Lostprophets and support band Modestep are playing a 12 date UK tour.

We’ll be back in May to update you with all things gigs related, after all, this is when the summer will really kick off.

BLINK-182 ANNOUNCE SUPPORT ACTS FOR UK TOUR

Pop punkers Blink-182 are arriving on UK shores this June to make good on their postponed summer 2011 tour. At the loss of Surrey quintet You Me At Six, Four Year Strong are joined on the support bill by fellow US rockers All American Rejects, the lads from The Blackout and Glaswegians Twin Atlantic. Not all of the bands are playing all of the dates, so be sure to check below to see who’s playing your date

The band have also added a new date to the summer line-up at on 7th July at Bournemouth BIC. Tickets for this date will be available from Friday 27th of January through usual ticket outlets and go live from 9:00am.

Full UK Tour Dates and which support acts will be performing:

07.06 – NIA, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
08.06 – O2 Arena, London  - All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
09.06 – O2 Arena, London – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
12.06 – The O2, Dublin – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
13.06 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
15.06 – Arena, Manchester – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
16.06 – LG Arena, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
17.06 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
19.06 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
20.06 – SECC, Glasgow – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
07.07 – BIC, Birmingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
10.07 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – All American Rejects and The Blackout
11.07 – Capital FM Arena Nottingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
12.07 – Echo Arena Liverpool  - All American Rejects and The Blackout

For more on what each of the bands on the tour are up to just now check out the following:  

Blink-182’s Behind The Scenes video from making After Midnight
The All American Rejects music video for Someday’s Gone
Twin Atlantic’s  live performance of Free from their incredible sold-out Glasgow Academy gig last December.
The Blackout’s fan made video of  Never By Your Side from Oxford Academy last December
Four Year Strong’s music video for Just Drive 

TWIN ATLANTIC APRIL TOUR


09.04 – Academy, Dublin
10.04 – Cypress Avenue, Cork
11.04 – Nerve Centre, Derry
12.04 – Speakeasy, Belfast
14.04 – Ironworks, Inverness
15.04 – Alhambra, Dunfermline
16.04 – Academy 2, Manchester
17.04 – Koko, London
19.04 – Uni, CARDIFF
20.04 – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton
21.04 – Waterfront, Norwich
22.04 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Tickets go on sale Friday 13th January via See Tickets

TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE REVIEW

Twin Atlantic have a bad case of the Andy Murray’s. Hailing from the far flung plains of Scotland (here meaning ‘Glasgow’), this four-piece will consistently be referred to as ‘British rock wonders’ or ‘one of the best live British rock bands around’. You can keep The Proclaimers and Lulu, thank you very much, we’ll be taking this lot as ours. I wonder if they can play tennis? Read more…