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.
Converge have announced three UK dates as part of a European tour.
Support comes from Martyrdod and Okkultokrati.
04 - Manchester Academy
05 - Glasgow Classic Grand
06 - London Scala
In support of their forthcoming 'This Mind Of Mine' EP, As It Is have announced a series of UK and European shows.
Support comes from Bentley Park (UK dates only) and The Lost Boys Club (European dates only).
04 Reading @ The Bowery District
05 Cardiff @ Fuel
04 York @ Fibbers
07 Leeds @ Cockpit
08 Nottingham @ The Maze (16+)
09 Norwich @ B2
12 Lille (FR) @ La Rumeur
14 Hamburg (DE) @ Pooca Bar
15 Berlin (DE) @ Comet Club
16 Prague (CZ) @ Popocafepetl
18 Eindhoven (NE) @ Dynamo
'This Mind Of Mine' is set to be released on 17th March.
Twin Forks has postponed their forthcoming UK and European dates due to a scheduling conflict.
The band’s North American run alongside American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips has been extended and as a result the bands UK and European dates has been postponed. Rearranged dates will be announced shortly.
The band made the following statement:
"You guys in the UK and Europe were the first to embrace our band so it pains us to have to reschedule our upcoming tour there. Scheduling conflicts happen and we hope you trust that we will make it up to you. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
Twin Forks' self-titled record will be released on the UK on March 17th.
French pop-punks Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have been added as support for Bury Tomorrow's May UK tour.
Demoraliser and Napoleon will also be supporting.
21 Stoke Sugarmill
22 Edinburgh Studio 24
23 Liverpool Academy 2
28 Oxford Academy 2
29 Cardiff Solus 2
30 Plymouth White Rabbit
31 Kingston Peel
Calfornia’s Dayshell have announced they will be returning to the UK as main support for Halestorm this April.
April (main support to Halestorm)
1st O2 Academy, Newcastle
3rd O2 Academy, Sheffield
4th Academy, Manchester
5th ABC, Glasgow
7th O2 Academy, Birmingham
8th O2 Academy, Bristol
9th The Forum, London
Marmozets have announced a short run of UK dates that will begin at the end of the month.
31 Newcastle Cluny
01 Birmingham Institute
02 Manchester Deaf Institute
03 London 100 Club
Biohazard will be returing to the UK in August for a run of shows including appearances at Rebellion Festival and Bloodstock Festival followed by headline dates.Aug 9th Rebellion Festival, Winter Gardens, Blackpool w/ Killing Joke, UK Subs, Subhumans and more.
10th Bloodstock Festival, Catton Hall, Derby w/ Carcass, Children of Bodom, Down, Hatebreed, Decapitated and more.
11th Leeds, Brudenhall Social Club
14thNuneaton, Queens Hall
15th London, Camden Underworld
Having joined SGR Artist Management, The Catharsis have posted a new video for a track called 'Natural Decline', and can be viewed by clicking read more.
The Catharsis kick off a UK tour today supporting Polar alongside Anave and Zoax.
4th Nottingham, Red Rooms
5th Sheffield, Corporation 2
6th Brighton, Audio
7th Corby, The Zombie Hut
9th Glasgow, Classic Grand 2
10th Manchester, Sound Control
11th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
12th Norwich, Epic Studios
13th London, O2 Islington Academy 2
Glamour Of The Kill have premiered their new video for 'A Freak Like Me'.
The video was shot during their recent European tour, and the track appears on the bands current 'Savages' album. Click read more to view the clip.
Glamour Of The Kill will be touring with Heaven’s Basement later this month alongside The Dirty Youth.
13 Norwich, Waterfront
14 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
15 Southampton Takedown Festival
16 Leeds, The Cockpit
18 Newcastle, Newcastle University Union
19 Glasgow, Cathouse
20 Belfast, N. Voodoo
21 Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
22 Manchester, Academy 2
24 Chester, The Forum
25 Bristol, The Fleece
27 London, Electric Ballroom
28 Plymouth, White Rabbit
29 Birmingham Academy 2
30 Brighton, The Haunt
Charlie Simpson has announced a run of UK headline shows taking place in May.
12 Glasgow King Tuts
14 Manchester Deaf Institute
15 Birmingham Academy II
16 London Islington Academy
17 Brighton Concorde II
19 Bristol Thekla
Simpson has also posted a new track called 'Winter Hymns', which will appear on his forthcoming sophomore solo album.
Melancholic Berkshire punks Hindsights have announced a UK tour with Bristol grunge punks Milk Teeth in May.
You can catch both bands at the following dates:
Fri 9th Southampton, WTFest (Hindsights only)
Sat 10th Bristol, The Hatchet
Sun 11th Manchester, Wahlbar
Mon 12th Glasgow, 13th Note
Tue 13th Birmingham, The Flapper
Wed 14th Swansea, Mozarts
Thur 15th Brighton, The Hope
Fri 16th Guildford, The Stoke
I Divide have announced UK dates supporting Yashin and Blitz Kids to coincide with the release of their new album 'Last One Standing'.
March w/ Yashin
14 Hobos Bridgend
15 Takedown Festival Southampton University
28 Asylum Birmingham
01 Borderline London
02 Stereo Glasgow
April w/ Blitz Kids and Fort Hope
21 Leicester, Scholar Bar
22 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
23 Guildford, Boiler Rooms
24 Exeter, Cavern
25 Lincoln, Engine Shed
26 Norwich, Epic Studios
27 Glasgow, Cathouse
28 Hull, Fruit
29 Newcastle, Think Tank
30 Stoke, Sugarmill
'Last One Standing' will be released on 14th April via Destroy Everything.
Oxygen Thief have confirmed plans to release an acoustic EP called 'One Day This Will All Be Fields' on March 25th via Xtra Mile Recordings.
The release will see Oxygen Thief reverted back to their former one-man moniker under Barry Dolan.
Dolan will be playing a run of solo UK dates next month followed by a full-band tour alongside InMe in May.
March (solo shows)
21 London @ The Monarch
25 Cardiff @ Gwdihŵ
27 Waterford @ Murphy’s
28 Dublin @ Thomas House
29 Sandinos @ Derry Londonderry
30 Belfast @ McHugh’s Basement
01 Aberdeen @ Cellar 35*
02 Dundee @ Cerberus*
04 Leeds @ Fox & Newt*
13 Nottingham @ JT Soar^
14 Manchester @ Star & Garter^
16 Cheltenham @ Grumpy Whisker’s
*w/Mark McCabe & Greg Rekus
May (with InMe and The Red Paintings)
Fri 09 Southampton, Talking Heads
Sat 10 Plymouth, White Rabbit
Sun 11 Bristol, The Fleece
Mon 12 Birmingham, The Flapper
Tue 13 Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 14 Glasgow, Audio
Thu 15 Sheffield, Corporation
Fri 16 Manchester, Sound Control
Sat 17 London, Islington Academy
Leeds quartet Battle Lines have joined No Sleep Records and will release a new 7” entitled 'Colonies' on 15th April. The track can be streamed after the jump below.
Battle Lines will be touring with Seahaven and Nai Harvest in April.
Thu 17 Brighton, Green Door Store
Fri 18 London, Birthdays
Sat 19 Bristol, Hit The Deck Festival
Sun 20 Nottingham, Hit The Deck Festival
Tue 22 Glasgow, 13th Note
Wed 23 Manchester, The Star & Garter
Thu 24 Birmingham, The Flapper
Fri 25 Leeds, Cockpit 3
Sat 26 Southampton, Unit
Pure Love have confirmed the full set of dates for their spring farewell tour.
It will kick off in Lincoln in late April and will conclude with a show at The Underworld in London on May 16th.
30 Lincoln Engine Shed
01 Kingston New Slang
02 Tunbridge Wells Forum
03 Bristol - Fleece
04 Gloucester Guildhall
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre
07 Newcastle Academy II
08 Glasgow King Tuts
09 Sheffield Leadmill
10 Manchester Sound Control
11 Birmingham Academy II
13 Brighton Green Door Store
14 Southampton Joiners
15 Chester Compass
16 London Underworld