With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
The final set of bands for this years Hit The Deck Festival has been announced with Kvelertak, Baby Godzilla, Pulled Apart By Horses and The Xcerts being amongst the names added.
Other names announced include The Charm The Fury, Death Remains, Lacey, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Lyger and The Gnarwhales.
The full list of bands announced can be viewed by clicking read more.
Hit The Deck Festival takes place in Bristol and Nottingham on April 19th and 20th respectively.
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced an extensive UK tour to take place this spring.
Details of Pulled Apart By Horses’ 3rd album is expected soon.
24 Aberdeen Tunnels
25 Dundee Beat Generator Live!
26 Hartlepool Studio
27 Hull The Welly
28 Leicester The Musician
30 Oxford Art Bar
01 Norwich Epic Studios
02 Stoke Sugarmill
03 Leeds Live at Leeds
04 York YO1 Festival
06 May Cambridge Portlalnd Arms
07 Aldershot West End Centre
08 Kingston New Slang @ McClusky’s
09 Brighton The Great Eascape
10 Southampton Cellar
12 Exeter Cavern
13 Plymouth White Rabbit
14 Bath Moles
15 Cardiff The Globe
Tickets will be on sale from this Friday Feb 7th at 9am with a fan-only pre-sale on Thursday, also at 9am. Visit pulledapartbyhorses.com for more info.
The first set of acts announced for Live At Leeds 2014 have been announced.
The event takes place across various venues throughout the city from 2nd - 5th May.
Names amongst the first acts include Albert Hammond Jr., Yuck, Los Campesinos!, Pulled Apart By Horses, Blood Red Shoes and I Like Trains.
The full set of bands can be viewed by clicking read more.
Tickets are £25 and can be purchased through Luna Tickets.
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a one-off intimate show at London’s Electrowerkz on Tuesday November 12th.
All proceeds from the show will go towards the housing and homelessness charity Shelter
Blood Red Shoes and Pulled Apart By Horses have announced they will be releasing a split EP together which will see each band cover each others’ songs.
Pulled Apart By Horses will be covering ‘Heartsink’ with Blood Red Shoes returning the favour in the form of 'Get Off My Ghost Train'.
The 7” will be available from March 11th with the two tracks available digitally from April 11th through Covered Records/Transgressive.
Clips of each track can be viewed by clicking read more.
Reading a review for 'Tough Love', the second album by Leeds noiseniks Pulled Apart By Horses, may seem like deja vu for a few of you, given that this record already came out this year, back in January. Just eleven months later, it’s been deemed worthy of a re-release by label Transgressive, as a “deluxe edition” with an extra disc of demos, B-sides and live tracks. Why so soon after release is this coming out again?, I hear you cry. Well, the band may have felt there was so much unreleased gold that wasn’t included the first time, but with a rather shoddy cover of Nirvana’s 'Tourette's included, that’s rather doubtful. Perhaps a re-release in December may bring it back into the forefront of critics’ thoughts? Perhaps, albums released earlier in the year tend not to do so well in end-of-year lists, but if the band have enough confidence in this album, they wouldn’t deem it so forgettable. Or perhaps, in the wake of a recently cancelled tour of venues encompassing the likes of the 2,500 capacity HMV Kentish Town Forum, they may require some supplemental income? One would never dare to be so cynical…
Whatever the reasons may be for this “deluxe edition”, Pulled Apart By Horses remain a shining beacon amongst a greying, homogenous slagheap of UK indie rock bands. Rough, ready and raucous, this release builds on the fine groundwork laid down on 2010’s self-titled album, which was essentially a compilation of previously released tracks. Lead single and first track ‘V.E.N.O.M.’ bursts out of the traps wildly, snarling, growling and biting with an energy seen in the very best punk and grunge bands, but with a vibrant undercurrent of groove and an ear for melody. These songs sound far more full-bodied than ever before - where the band have traditionally been at their greatest in the live arena, this proves they have the chops in the studio to back it up. Fuelled by the nous of producer Gil Norton, whose previous credits include Foo Fighters and Pixies, ‘Tough Love’ represents a real body of work, rather than the rushed début.
Ahead of the release of 'Tough Love Deluxe', Pulled Apart By Horses have posted their new music video for 'Epic Myth.’
The video can be viewed by clicking read more.
‘Tough Love Deluxe’ is to be released by Transgressive Records on the 10th December.
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced the release of a deluxe version of ‘Tough Love’, and is to be released by Transgressive Records on the 10th December.
The release includes b-sides, demos and in session tracks.
1 - PWR
2 - Blue Jeans
3 - V.E.N.O.M (Demo)
4 - Spooky Wooky
5 - NOTL (Live, Artrocker Session)
6 - Epic Myth (Demo)
7 – Bromance Ain’t Dead (Live, Artrocker Session)
8 - I Might As Well
9 - Shake off the Curse (Demo)
10 - Tourettes (Live in Barcelona)
11 - Motivation
12 - Universal Talk Box
13 - Somersault
14 - Soft Handed Punk
15 - Grave Dohl
Pulled Apart By Horses have cancelled their forthcoming headline UK tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The band posted the following message:
"We’re really very sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we will be cancelling our upcoming tour in November. We are truly sorry and this was a very tough decision for us to make. We kindly ask you to contact the agent where you purchased your ticket for a refund. Naturally we’re hugely disappointed but we do have some very exciting things in the pipeline right now, so watch this space for news.
All our love, care and upmost apologies to you guys. We hope you understand.
Tom, James, Rob & Lee
Pulled Apart By Horses have released their new music video for 'Bromance Ain’t Dead' and can be viewed by clicking read more.
The single is released this week through Transgressive Records and a free download of a b-side called 'I Might As Well' can be found here.
Lostprophets and The Blackout to Curate Stages at Merthyr Rock; New Additions include A, Pulled Apart by Horses, Save Your Breath, Canterbury and More
Lostprophets and The Blackout will be curating separate stages at this year’s Merthyr Rock Festival.
The Lostprophets takeover will take place on September 1st and includes Pulled Apart By Horses and Save Your Breath. Whilst The Blackout’s stage will commence the following day with the likes A, Canterbury and Marmozets playing the stage.
Merthyr Rock takes place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. The full lineup includes Kids In Glass Houses, Skindred, Razorlight, Deaf Havana, Saves The Day and many more.
Click read more below to view the full line-up.
Lostprophets Takeover - 1st September
Pulled Apart by Horses
Save Your Breath
Neil Starr & Gavin Butler
Black And Reds
The Dead Formats
The Blackout Takeover - 2nd September
A (festival exclusive)
Buried in Alaska