Friday, May 18, 2018

HAGGARD CAT TO SUPPORT PALM READER ON JULY UK TOUR

New album 'Challenger' out now on Earache Records
Order: http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat

"Haggard Cat create a cacophony of thrilling noise, and this debut hits you with an ear-damaging line of fuzz, with riffs so dirty you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd just done a Tough Mudder course." - Kerrang! KKKK
"a high-calibre duo" - Total Guitar ****
"a captivating new force in British rock." - Upset Magazine ****
"greasy slide guitar, filthy riffs and stupidly addictive grooves that make standing still a physical impossibility." - Metal Hammer


Fiery garage rock duo HAGGARD CAT have announced a UK tour supporting fellow Nottingham band PALM READER this July.

"Well July is looking a bit void of Haggard Cat ain't it?" comments vocalist and guitarist Matt Reynolds.  "Let's fix that!  The official greatest band on Earth PALM READER are letting the cat out along with our new friends in COVE all through July!!!  (Except for Southampton, you lot will have to come see us in June with PATRONS instead.)  Not bad that is it?"

HAGGARD CAT recently wrapped up a UK headlining tour in support of their new album, 'Challenger', and also announced a string of June dates with support from PATRONS.  The band will join PALM READER as well as COVE starting in Leeds on July 22nd.  View the tour flyer here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/haggardcat_palmreadertour.jpg>.

Full HAGGARD CAT tour dates:
Jun. 12 - Plymouth, UK - The Junction *
Jun. 13 - Southampton, UK - Joiners *
Jun. 14 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store *
Jun. 15 - Gloucester, UK - Out of Key Studios *
Jun. 16 - Leicester, UK - The Shed *
Jun. 17 - Ayr, UK - Harley's *
Jun. 23 - Burnley, UK - Sanctuary
Jun. 30 - Kingston, UK - The Fighting Cocks
Jul. 14 - Withington, UK - 2000trees Festival
Jul. 22 - Leeds, UK - The Key Club **
Jul. 24 - London, UK - Thousand Island **
Jul. 25 - Bristol, UK - Exchange **
Jul. 26 - Manchester, UK - Rebellion **
Jul. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Garage Attic **
Jul. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation **
Jul. 29 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum 2 **
Aug. 12 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair

* w/ support from PATRONS
** supporting PALM READER

HAGGARD CAT's new album 'Challenger' is available now via Earache Records, tracks from which have seen support on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting at Kerrang! TV and a coveted spot as Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood Track of the Week.  The duo have received much praise from fans and critics alike around the release of 'Challenger'.

Pick up the album now on CD and vinyl here <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> or on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/challenger-itunes>.

Official Site <http://haggardcat.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/HaggardCat>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/theHaggardCat>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thehaggardcat>


Please contact Sarah Maynard at Major for further info etc:
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

MASSIVE WAGONS RELEASE CHEEKY LYRIC VIDEO FOR "CHINA PLATES" POKING FUN AT SOCIAL MEDIA

English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have dropped a surprise new track today from their eagerly-anticipated new album, 'Full Nelson'.

The band's roaring new single, "China Plates" (slang for "mates"), takes a candid look at the rise of social media and people's compulsion to share every aspect of their lives online.  The hilarious lyric video highlights the stranglehold the likes of Facebook has on the population, with guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Barrack Obama, Ricky Gervais, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, and a whole host of other celebrities and characters from popular culture.

Watch the lyric video for "China Plates" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVtAfYClk0>.

MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills comments: "We have just released the second single from the upcoming new album 'Full Nelson' called 'China Plates'.  It's not a dig at Facebook itself, but a serious poke at some of the behaviour that goes on within Facebook.  Tongue in cheek stuff, but I guarantee these things get right up your nose.  Got a cheeky lyric video to go with it; can't wait for some reaction."

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT RELEASE "TAKE IT BACK" LIVE VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE SESSION

New Album 'A Deeper Cut' Out Now
Stormed into UK Charts at No. 6


British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have released an exclusive live performance video of their song "Take It Back", which was recorded at a recent YouTube session in London.  Watch the video now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OEm5CNG8zg>.

The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released in 2013, landing at No. 12 in the UK charts.  The band's new studio album, 'A Deeper Cut', was released on February 16th this year and stormed into the UK charts at No. 6, as well as taking top spot in the Indie, Rock, and Vinyl charts.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released multiple Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.  'A Deeper Cut' features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

'A Deeper Cut' is available now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats here <http://smarturl.it/TTM-A-Deeper-Cut>.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT released the first official music video from 'A Deeper Cut' recently, for the lead single "Caught in the Middle".  The video was directed by the legendary Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, BEADY EYE, JAMIROQUAI) and was filmed in one shot at the legendary RAK Studios.  Watch the video here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTDrY4lTDo>.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in support of 'A Deeper Cut':

Jun. 08 - Madrid, Spain - Garage Sound Festival
Jun. 09 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 10 - Aberdeen, UK - The Assembly
Jun. 12 - Perth, UK - Inchyra Arts Club
Jul. 04 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
Jul. 06 - Glasgow, UK - TRNSMT Festival
Jul. 09 - Verona, Italy - Verona Arena (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 11 - Nichelino, Italy - Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 13 - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Aix-les-Bains Festival
Jul. 20 - Hamina, Finland - Hamina Bastioni
Jul. 21 - Tammisaari, Finland - Stallörsparken (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 28 - Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany - Burg Herzberg Festival

Tickets are available now here <http://thetemperancemovement.com/live>.

Official Site <http://www.thetemperancemovement.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thetemperancemovement>


For further info:
Duff Battye – duff@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07940 385308
Valeria Laghezza – valeria@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07449 705650

Thursday, May 03, 2018

NAPALM DEATH'S "YOU SUFFER" FOREVER IMMORTALISED IN BITCOIN'S BLOCKCHAIN; EARACHE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Pioneering British independent record label Earache has launched its brand-new website, giving it its first full refresh since its original launch in 1995. The website serves to celebrate all that Earache has achieved over the years... from humble independent record label to international rock powerhouse with stages at Glastonbury Festival and indeed forthcoming at the 2018 Boomtown Fair.
 
See the site in all its glory at www.earache.com
 
Ironically, with the somewhat delayed website launch, Earache is also proud to announce its latest tech adventure. Recently, legendary Earache band NAPALM DEATH hilariously featured in hit comedy show Silicon Valley. Their 1.316 second song "You Suffer" featured as an alert for character Gilfoyle, letting him know when Bitcoin dropped below a certain price. Certified as the world's shortest song by The Guinness Book of World Records the track featured on the band's 1987 debut album 'Scum' and has since taken on a life of its own.
 
See the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS1KcjkWdoU
 
To celebrate the event, Earache have created the official @NapalmDeathBot on Twitter, tweeting the price of Bitcoin hourly, letting you know if you need to remotely trigger your rig at home. Furthermore, to cement the band and song in the annuls of time, Earache have encoded "Napalm Death – You suffer but why?" into the blockchain, marketing a landmark first for an independent record label.
 
Owner and founder Digby Pearson comments: “Although we are positive that Napalm Death aren’t going anywhere anytime soon – their Glastonbury performance for us last year proved that – we are now ensuring that the band will now live on forever in the blockchain.”

In an age where information and opinions can easily be suppressed and removed from online records, blockchain technology has emerged as an unlikely tool for battling censorship, prompting student activists in China to turn to the technology in the fight against government curbs.  The very nature of the tech means that all transactions become a permanent part of the blockchain and cannot ever be removed or amended.

Using a method known as Base58, Bitcoin addresses are encoded as a string of alphanumeric text, where it's possible to append a comment which itself becomes a permanent part of the chain.  It's here that NAPALM DEATH's thought-provoking lyrics have been enshrined for all time - a simple but poignant message to transcend the ages.

Watch the official video for "You Suffer" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z1IGjr2cT0
Pick up a copy of 'Scum' on CD or vinyl here: http://webstore.earache.com/napalm-death

Follow Earache online:
Official site http://www.earache.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/earacherecords
Twitter http://twitter.com/earacherecords
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/earacherecords
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/earacherecords

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT RELEASE "HIGHER THAN THE SUN" LIVE VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE SESSION

New Album 'A Deeper Cut' Out Now
Stormed into UK Charts at No. 6


British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have released an exclusive live performance video of their song "Higher Than the Sun", which was recorded at a recent YouTube session in London.  Watch the video now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3d9tNTqSj8>.

The track is taken from the band's brand new studio album, 'A Deeper Cut', which stormed into the Official UK Albums Chart at No. 6, as well as taking top spot in the Indie, Rock, and Vinyl charts.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released multiple Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.  'A Deeper Cut' features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

'A Deeper Cut' is available now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats here <http://smarturl.it/TTM-A-Deeper-Cut>.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT released the first official music video from 'A Deeper Cut' recently, for the lead single "Caught in the Middle".  The video was directed by the legendary Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, BEADY EYE, JAMIROQUAI) and was filmed in one shot at the legendary RAK Studios.  Watch the video here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTDrY4lTDo>.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in support of 'A Deeper Cut':

Jun. 08 - Madrid, Spain - Garage Sound Festival
Jun. 09 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 10 - Aberdeen, UK - The Assembly
Jun. 12 - Perth, UK - Inchyra Arts Club
Jul. 04 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
Jul. 06 - Glasgow, UK - TRNSMT Festival
Jul. 09 - Verona, Italy - Verona Arena (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 11 - Nichelino, Italy - Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 13 - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Aix-les-Bains Festival
Jul. 20 - Hamina, Finland - Hamina Bastioni
Jul. 21 - Tammisaari, Finland - Stallörsparken (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 28 - Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany - Burg Herzberg Festival

Tickets are available now here <http://thetemperancemovement.com/live>.

Official Site <http://www.thetemperancemovement.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thetemperancemovement>


For further info:
Duff Battye – duff@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07940 385308
Valeria Laghezza – valeria@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07449 705650

Friday, April 20, 2018

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT RELEASE "ONLY FRIEND" LIVE VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE SESSION

New Album 'A Deeper Cut' Out Now
Storms into UK Charts at No. 6


British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have released an exclusive live performance video of their song "Only Friend", which was recorded at a recent YouTube session in London.  Watch the video now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADAeeDM1m6g>.

The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released in 2013, landing at No. 12 in the UK charts.  The band's new studio album, 'A Deeper Cut', was released on February 16th this year and stormed into the UK charts at No. 6, as well as taking top spot in the Indie, Rock, and Vinyl charts.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released multiple Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.  'A Deeper Cut' features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

'A Deeper Cut' is available now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats here <http://smarturl.it/TTM-A-Deeper-Cut>.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT released the first official music video from 'A Deeper Cut' recently, for the lead single "Caught in the Middle".  The video was directed by the legendary Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, BEADY EYE, JAMIROQUAI) and was filmed in one shot at the legendary RAK Studios.  Watch the video here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTDrY4lTDo>.

Don't miss THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on tour in support of 'A Deeper Cut':

Jun. 08 - Madrid, Spain - Garage Sound Festival
Jun. 09 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 10 - Aberdeen, UK - The Garage
Jul. 04 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
Jul. 06 - Glasgow, UK - TRNSMT Festival
Jul. 09 - Verona, Italy - Verona Arena (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 11 - Nichelino, Italy - Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 13 - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Aix-les-Bains Festival
Jul. 20 - Hamina, Finland - Hamina Bastioni
Jul. 21 - Tammisaari, Finland - Stallörsparken (w/ DEEP PURPLE)
Jul. 28 - Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany - Burg Herzberg Festival

Tickets are available now here <http://thetemperancemovement.com/live>.

Official Site <http://www.thetemperancemovement.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/ttm_tweets>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thetemperancemovement>


For further info:
Duff Battye – duff@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07940 385308
Valeria Laghezza – valeria@duffpress.co.uk - Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07449 705650

HAGGARD CAT: NEW ALBUM 'CHALLENGER' OUT NOW

"Haggard Cat are stalking out their own savage blues-rock path" - Total Guitar
"A cacophony of thrilling noise" - Kerrang!


Nottingham duo HAGGARD CAT have released their brand new album 'Challenger' today worldwide.

After making their names in the acclaimed UK hardcore band HECK, vocalist/guitarist Matt Reynolds and drummer Tom Marsh have brought that same attitude and fire over to HAGGARD CAT, creating a two-man beast of a band which is set to reignite the UK rock scene.

'Challenger' features ten hard-hitting tracks which are noticeably more riff-oriented than HECK, and includes artwork created by English musician and illustrator Jamie Lenman.  Pick up 'Challenger' now on CD and vinyl here <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> or download the album on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/challenger-itunes>.

Track listing:
1. The Patriot
2. American Graffiti
3. Grave Digger
4. Bad News (Travels Fast)
5. Goldberg
6. The Legend
7. Bone Shaker
8. The Felon
9. Bearfoot
10. High Roller

HAGGARD CAT have released a series of high-octane music videos from 'Challenger', with "American Graffiti", "Bone Shaker", "The Patriot" and "Bad News (Travels Fast)" proving the band's chops and creativity.  These killer tracks have also been enjoying national airplay on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting on Kerrang! TV and a coveted spot as Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood Track of the Week.

Don't miss HAGGARD CAT on tour now in support of 'Challenger':

Apr. 20 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - MIR
Apr. 25 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish
Apr. 26 - Bolton, UK - The Alma Inn
Apr. 27 - York, UK - The Crescent
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Sebright Arms
Apr. 29 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Craufurd Arms (FREE SHOW!)
May 01 - Newport, UK - Le Pub
May 02 - Bristol, UK - Mother's Ruin (FREE SHOW!)
May 03 - Newcastle, UK - Little Buildings
May 04 - Nottingham, UK - Jam Café
May 05 - Lancaster, UK - The Bobbin
May 06 - Sheffield, UK - Record Junkee
May 11 - Corby, UK - The White Hart
Jul. 14 - Withington, UK - 2000trees Festival
Aug. 12 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair

Official Site <http://haggardcat.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/HaggardCat>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/theHaggardCat>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thehaggardcat>


Please contact Sarah Maynard at Major for further info etc:
maynard@majortransmission.com // 07919 313921

Thursday, April 19, 2018

DEAD KENNEDYS TO HEADLINE 'THE EARACHE FACTORY' AT BOOMTOWN FAIR 2018

Boomtown have just announced Californian punk icons DEAD KENNEDYS as Friday night headliners for The Earache Factory.  Previously booked in this slot was NAPALM DEATH who were forced to cancel after being offered support to SLAYER on their final ever tour around the USA.

The Earache Factory is a completely new venue at Boomtown and is curated by the legendary independent label Earache Records.  Earache has issued over 600 releases since its inception in 1987 and built its reputation on extreme music and a punk attitude.

Located in the heart of Diss-order Alley, the lineup will feature some of the best in metal, punk, rock, grindcore, stoner and pysch, ranging from world famous artists to the hottest new heavy bands on the scene.  Other acts include Max Cavalera's heavy-as-fuck Brazilian tribal metal band SOULFLY, New Jersey's wild political hip-hop punk duo HO99O9, straight-edge vegan cult favourites EARTH CRISIS, and angry anti-austerity Bristolian punk outfit IDLES - just a handful of what can be found at this new intimate venue.

Lak Mitchell, Boomtown Founder, comments: "We're seriously excited about expanding on the heavy live music side of the festival... The first event I ever put on was a heavy metal gig when I was 16 and have been in various thrash/punk/metal bands ever since, so to represent such an amazing musical culture within the context of Boomtown is insanely exciting and I can't wait to see where this takes us."

Boomtown's multidimensional world not only provides some of the best in underground and global music but incorporates it with some of the most unexpected and immersive theatre.  As part of Boomtown's ever-evolving storyline, Diss-order Alley is themed around a military base that has been abandoned and overtaken by an autonomous community of punks.  Attendees are encouraged to embrace their inner characters and immerse themselves in the intricately designed venues populated by walkabout performers weaving their way through the city's streets.

Earache Records' Head of Live Music, Tom Hadfield comments: "Boomtown Fair is one of the most unique and thriving festivals in the UK and it's a privilege to be a part of it for Chapter 10.  Much like Earache Records, Boomtown is fiercely independent and we respect that enormously.  We are on a mission to bring heavy music to the masses and big credit goes to everyone at Boomtown for welcoming us with open arms.  All the bands we have booked are heavy in one way or another, but a common theme is that they are all bands with a purpose, bands that mean something and bands that are fighting for positive change in this world.  Bring your earplugs."

Boomtown Fair Chapter 10 will take place at Matterley Estate just outside Winchester from August 9th to August 12th, 2018.  Click here <http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk> to buy tickets to the festival.

Watch the official trailer for Boomtown Chaper 10 here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwzIzvppIVw>.

Follow Earache Records online:
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Twitter <http://twitter.com/earacherecords>
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YouTube <http://bit.ly/subscribe-earache-youtube>