Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Here's a FREE LIVE ALBUM from ALL THE YOUNG

Merry Christmas Everybody.  I really hope you're having an amazing time full of love and music. 

Guess what?  As a Christmas present to everyone on their mailing list, ALL THE YOUNG are **GIVING AWAY** an album of the awesome King's Hall, Stoke On Trent show from earlier this year.  What nice lads they are.  If you want to top ALL of the presents that you have received so far this year then get yourself over to there web site now and get it. CLICK HERE.



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Peter Hook And The Light Announce UK Tour May / June 2012

The legendary Peter Hook and his latest band The Light have announced that they will be playing UK dates in May and June next year.  Following international dates throughout 2011 and the recent UK shows at The Lowry, Salford, which were all very well received Hooky is taking his Unknown Pleasures and Closer shows around the UK. 

Hopefully this will be the first dates of a larger tour.  God knows pretty much every older Joy Division fan wants it.  The dates announced so far are:-

Sat 25th Feb Buxton Opera House (Unknown Pleasures & Closer)
Fri 25th May Liverpool O2 Academy (Unknown Pleasures)
Sat 26th May Glasgow Oran Mor (Unknown Pleasures)
Sun 27th May Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Unknown Pleasures)
Tues 29th May Sheffield Leadmill (Unknown Pleasures)
Weds 30th May Birmingham O2Academy (Unknown Pleasures)
Fri 1st June London O2Academy Islington (Closer)
Sat 2nd June Oxford O2Academy (Unknown Pleasures)

The band play the album(s) sequentially and in track order and then follow with other Warsaw and Joy Division tracks, some of which neither Joy Division or New Order ever played live.

An excellent night for any original Joy Divison fan or for younger fans just discovering the band.

The tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY 16th December

Check out for full details

Sunday, 11 December 2011

IC1s release Christmas charity single for SHELTER (+ win Kasabian Tickets)

The brilliant IC1s are releasing a Christmas charity single "KARMA (It's On Your Side)" in aid of the homeless charity Shelter on Monday December 19th on "25th Hour Convenience Store", the independent label belonging to the Libertine's, Gary Powell.

The track will be available for download and the ALL of the proceeds will go directly to support the vital work that Shelter do every day to help people faced with homelessness. It's a genuine quality Indie Rock outing that is well worth a few of your hard earned pence to go towards a brilliant cause this Christmas.  You'll be singing the chorus well into next year I guarantee it..

As the band's Jesse James, explains "People are faced with losing their home every single day in any given town or city; if you open your eyes it's right in front of you. Christmas is the perfect time to show some goodwill and help out. Shelter does sterling work and we are proud to be supporting them"

This will be the second release from the band who's debut release LEVITATE (click here to listen) reached number 24 in the iTunes Alternative Singles chart in a week when the chart was dominated predominantly by former high charting hits from acts such as Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and others..

The single is available to pre-order HERE and there's a compettition via the band's Facebook page (HERE) to win tickets to see KASABIAN with support from MILES KANE.

The band are a firm favourite of Oasis discoverer and Creation Records founder Alan McGee who has been a strong supporter of the band from the start.  Since then - just a mere 14 months - the band have shared stages with The Cribs, The Charlatans, Tinie Tempah, Proud Mary, Badly Drawn Boy, Calvin Harris, Bloc Party, Tim Burgess and many more.

McGee says “They remind me of The Who during the Tommy period meeting punk rock. I have known Daniel the singer for 6 years and its great seeing him become great musically over the years. Its a tune!”

A highlight for the band this year was when they were invited to perform at Tim Burgess' personally curated 'Friends Of Mine' festival in Manchester, expanding the fan base to include Mani from the Stone Roses, who after seeing them exclaimed that he “fucking loved it” and since rumours have been circulating over the web that IC1s will be one of the bands to support the Stones Roses in 2012.

Other people championing IC1s include;-

XFM's Pete Donaldson - "They're a little bit Libertines, a little bit Ramones - but they're certainly 100% hundred percent London. WHACK JACK (click here to listenmust surely serve as a stomping, unifying crowd pleaser live. The punk rock chorus comes out of precisely nowhere and is the sort of thing the word 'tasty' was invented for"

Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion - "Love the band and name…Indie pop rock with attitude, particularly infectious!"

and Mark Beaumont (NME, The Times, The Guardian) - "A proper, no messing about rock band!"

Just in cased you missed it above, the single is available NOW to pre-order HERE and costs a mere £1.29.  Go on do your good turn this Christmas and get a cracking tune for your iPod into the bargain.

IC1 Facebook Page HERE
More tracks on the IC1 SoundCloud page HERE