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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NEWS: The Amorettes, more Blodstock bands, Backyard Babies video and Failure


THE Amorettes to return for third time to NI

Scottish Rockers, The Amorettes, are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road again as special guests to Canadian rockers, Danko Jones on their UK and Ireland tour. They play Belfast's Limelight on September 19th

“We can’t wait to hit the road again.”’ Says Guitarist/Vocalist, Gill Montgomery.  “We’ve been spending some time in the studio working up some new song ideas for the next album, but we’re getting a bit stir crazy. So to be out on tour with Danko Jones is gonna be perfect. There’s gonna be some great hard rockin’ every night”

This will be the band's third show in Northern Ireland, having previously played the Diamond Rock Club, and supported Europe and the Black Star Riders in the Ulster Hall.

More bands announced for BOA

More and more acts have been announced for Bloodstock, but we'll be definitely checking out Pig Iron, City of Thieves and Hanowar...well maybe having a giggle with Hanowar
We'll also be bracing ourselves for the Battle of the Nations UK historical fighting team as they do battle with broadswords, maces etc - proper metal entertainment!

Backyard Babies are back...

Backyard Babies are back with a brand new album "Four By Four", out on 28th August via GAIN Music Entertainment.

The band have releases a new video, for the single "Th1rt3en Or Nothing". Here it is.

The band that inspired the bands you like...Failure

Some bands shine very bright very briefly, but stick in the memories of many true music fans. So it is with Failure. The LA based threepiece released three albums in the early 1990’s before splitting up. Their massive influence on the sound and songwriting of so many bands since is remarkable.

After splitting the individual members went on to various projects – Greg Andrews forming Autolux and Ken Andrews working on the producer/ mixer side with the likes of Chris Cornell, Beck and Nine Inch Nails. But the rumblings of many a fan finally got through and Failure returned after a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date. The show sold out in seconds, which led to a North American tour, including a run of dates with Tool, and eventually back to the studio. The resultant album ‘The Heart Is A Monster’ was initially launched via D2C platform Pledge. The pickup was extraordinary.

The album shows why Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott remain such a powerful musical force.

The band played their first UK/European show in 20 years at a sold out London’s Garage in May 2015 to a rapturous reception.

Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.” The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records.

Over the years, Failure has become known as a “band’s band” whose songs have been covered by such diverse artists as A Perfect Circle (“The Nurse Who Loved Me”) and Paramore (“Stuck On You).

Well we were okay with all that until Paramore were mentioned....


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