POWERWOLF (Napalm Records) Set To Release Live DVD In July!

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THE METAL MASS LIVE! POWERWOLF TO RELEASE SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD THIS SUMMER!

POWERWOLF‘s history of success truly is a metal fairytale: Thanks to lifeblood, passion and talent the band has gathered an enormous amount of followers with until now six albums and uncountable captivating live gigs. Two albums in the top3 of the German album charts, sold-out headliner shows, frenetically celebrated festival gigs all over Europe – there is just one thing missing…
Exactly: a dvd / blu-ray which brings the glorious metal mass on your tv. Now the band unveiled first details and announced the release of their first dvd / blu-ray titled “The Metal Mass Live“, coming out July 29th 2016 on Napalm Records!

Of course POWERWOLF do it again in style and have assembled a truly opulent package for their loyal fans. “The Metal Mass Live” contains three complete live shows with which you can enjoy the irresistible hooklines and great metal hymns of POWERWOLF with live recordings from the Masters Of Rock, the Summer Breeze and the Oberhausen gig from the Wolfsnächte tour. Apart from that all the previous videoclips and two documentaries are included – fans will surely appreciate to witness the hilariously maverick sense of humor of the band members.
On top, “The Metal Mass Live” will be presented in a beautiful valuable packaging that will make collectors’ hearts beat faster: With about 7 hours material, the first dvd / blu-ray release of one of the most successful German metal bands will be coming out as Mediabook with 2-DVD / Blu-ray + Live-CD, Earbook with 2-DVD und 2 Live-CDs, a live CD and as Gatefold-Double-Vinyl!

It’s about time to finally enjoy the inimitable live feeling of a POWERWOLF gig on your couch!
Pre-order “The Metal Mass Live” now HERE!

Pop Rockers ‘Single By Sunday’ Release New Single!

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SINGLE ‘ROMEO’ OUT NOW ON ITUNES
EP ‘ATOM BOMB’ RELEASED 3RD JUNE

Watch out world, here comes Single By Sunday a four-piece pop/punk rock band with guitar credibility from East Kilbride, Glasgow.  Formed in July 2015 they already command an enviable social media following, an amazing 56k+ Twitter followers, 14,000 + Facebook likes (Verified) and 2,539 YouTube subscribers.Managed by Kendell Smith who recorded and toured with The Specials in the mid-90s, the band blend the fun and excitement of early Busted records with some Scots swagger, and have been lapping up advice from anywhere they can get it including Kendell’s ex-bandmate Neville Staple. “He told us we should keep our energy level full throttle. We take our influence from early Specials shows we’ve watched online. We just want to write songs that we can jump around to, and hopefully everyone else will want to jump around to as well.” Says Josh, lead singer of the punk pop outfit.

With a level of pop sensibility and an infectious catchiness to their songs, the band list a wide range of influences such as Blink 182, The 1975, 5SOS, Paramore, Green Day and the list goes on. Comparisons are already being drawn between S.B.S and the likes of McBusted and The Vamps. They are also referred to as the “Glaswegian 5 Seconds of Summer” by their legion of super fans. “We don’t mind that at all” Jonny adds “They’re all great bands doing what we want to be doing; touring, recording and entertaining their fans.” 

Although currently unsigned the band have not gone unnoticed. Capital FM named them as Scotland’s best unsigned band, and as winners of #CapitalsOneToWatch competition they got to play the prestigious Scottish Music Awards in aid of Nordoff Robbins. The band also recently performed on the main stage at StereoFunk Festival (Glasgow) as a guest of Jim Gellatly and has made it to the finals of the Scottish heat of Hard Rock Rising 2016 where they will perform on 1st June at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Singer Josh Ladds, 22 said: “Our manager Kendell always says ‘gig like your life depended on it…but have fun’. We met Paolo Nutini at the Tartan Clef awards and he said he liked our energy and hunger. He said that it was ok for us to make mistakes, so long as we learnt from them. He was such a nice man to meet. We were slightly in awe of him”.

Their debut EP ‘Get Up Get Out’ is out now and features two heart-thumping joyous pop rock songs ‘Single By Sunday’ and ‘Get Up Get Out’. Since the release of their debut EP at the end of 2015, the band have been busy working on new material as well as playing to a growing fan base. Their follow up EP ‘Atom Bomb’ is due for release June 3rd and they have just released single ‘Romeo’ on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/romeo-single/id1105477011.

They are now concentrating on playing as many live shows as possible and will be pounding a stage near you very soon. For live show listings visit: http://www.singlebysunday.com/#!tour-dates/cell

UPCOMING ‘SINGLE BY SUNDAY’ UK TOUR DATES
19th May – The Green Room (Perth)
28th & 29th May – Montrose Festival
1st June – Hard Rock Rising (Local Heat Final)
2nd June King Tut’s (Glasgow)
4th June – Ardrossan Festival
16th July – Geckgo Festival (Wales)

Will Varley / Molly’s Lips – The Bodega – Feb 20th 2016

Headliner: WIll Varley

Line up: Will Varley / Molly’s Lips
Venue: The Bodega (Nottingham)
Date: Feb 20 2016
Review By: Kate Morley
Photos By: Kate Morley (MORE HERE)

Will Varley played a solo headline show at the Bodega on a cold rainy Saturday evening in February. The weather didn’t stop people from attending and the venue was packed to the rafters as the show had sold out a few weeks in advance.  Molly’s Lips, a Folk Duo from Deal, Kent, were an excellent warm up to Will. They had a great interaction with the crowd and performed a number of songs from their new CD.

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Photo Credit: Kate Morley

The crowd in the Bodega were quite a mixed bag; there were younger students and people who were well in to their 50s. This is good to see at gigs and it is clear Will appeals to a broad range of people.

Will came on to a roar of cheer and applause, he opened with As for My Soul which is also the first track on his new album Postcards from Ursa Minor. His songs take an approach to relevant current affairs, politics and the normal humdrum of life. He does have some more serious songs such as The Man Who Fell to Earth which tells the story of a Jose Mataca whose body was found after falling from a BA flight from Africa while illegally trying to gain entry to the UK. The song is a powerful and a relevant piece of social commentary when you consider the efforts people still are currently making to gain entry to the UK.

Will does have a humorous side which manifests through the songs such as Talking Cat Blues and I Got This Email. In performing these songs it furthered the great rapport Will built with the crowd. Although, it wouldn’t be hard for Will to build said rapport as, as soon as he hits the stage he has a smile on his face, his facial expressions are hilarious and his interaction is fantastic.

Will brought Molly’s Lips back on stage with him for four songs and added the bass and keys to his acoustic guitar, this was a nice touch and gave the evening something that was a little different. The three of them played together like they were a well-established band and this worked really well.

Will came back on his own for an encore in which to the cr

Photo Credit: Kate Morley

Photo Credit: Kate Morley

owds delight played King for King and I Got This Email; his most well-known tracks. By the end of I Got This Email, he had everyone singing along, the whole venue was alive and pretty much every person in the crowd had a huge smile on their face.

Many people came to the gig having seen Will support Frank Turner in Rock City in November. However, there were quite a few who had not heard much of his music but had been told that Will was excellent and put on a good show. The vast majority of people in that room that night would have gone home a Will Varley fan.

I quickly caught up with Will at the end of the gig as I wanted to ask him about his upcoming summer. He said he wasn’t at liberty to say as of yet as to where he would be playing but, he would be playing many festivals which he was looking forward to. When asking him where his favourite places to play live were he said Nottingham was up there in his favourites as everyone seems to love live music and that Nottingham has an excellent live music scene.

It was a very enjoyable evening and it is encouraged that next time Will is in town, you go check him out.

Headliner: WIll Varley

Headliner: WIll Varley

 

 

 

FESTIVAL INCOMING: Bearded Theory Festival Add More Artists – Biggest Line Up Yet!

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AIM Music Awards 2011 Winner – Best UK Independent Festival
UK Festival Awards Winner – Best Small Festival 2013, Best Promoter 2014
BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL 2016
The UK’s Best Independent Music Festival

THURSDAY 26TH – SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2016

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD | LEVELLERS
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

SQUEEZE | BILLY BRAGG | KILLING JOKE
REVEREND & THE MAKERS | JACK SAVORETTI

BLACK UHURU | TURIN BRAKES | DUB PISTOLS | WILKO JOHNSON | JOHN OTWAY
3 DAFT MONKEYS | BEANS ON TOAST | FAERGROUND ACCIDENTS | COCKNEY REJECTS
FROM THE JAM | BAD MANNERS | NEW TOWN KINGS | THE TUTS
SHEELANAGIG | MAD DOG MCREA | TALISMAN | MOULETTES
BAR STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN | ELECTRIC SWING CIRC
SENSER | FLUTATIOUS | MADO ET LES FRERES PINARD | THE TiPS
FILAMENTS | AND THE WASTERS | WONK UNIT | GYPSY HILL

Atilla The Stockbroker | Popes Of Chillitown | True Deceivers | Dirty Vertebrae | Pog
Stevie One Bloke One Mandolin | Rumour Cubes | Roughneck Riot | Blyth Power
Plus… MR MOTIVATOR’S SUNDAY MORNING WORK OUT..BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

Double Grammy Award-winning HipHop trailblazers Arrested Development are now confirmed to headline the main Pallet Stage on Sunday night. With classics such as ‘People Everyday’, ‘Tennessee’, ‘Revolution’ and the ubiquitous ‘Mr Wendle’, Arrested Development will close the festival in style.

Performing immediately before Arrested Development will be Squeeze, one of the UK’s greatest New Wave / Post Punk bands. Formed in Deptford in 1974 and still fronted by the original partnership of Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford, Squeeze’s hits are almost too numerous to list. However ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’ and ‘Another Nail In My Heart’ are just a few of those that are surely set to feature in this very special performance at Bearded Theory.

Other additions to the main stage lineup include post-rockers Rumour Cubes; unique German punk-reggae band The TiPs; poetic punks Wonk Unit, Banjo & Trombone-led 5-piece Mado et les Frères Pinard and London based Ska favourites, Popes Of Chillitown.

Festival favourites The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican will also perform on the Woodland stage on Thursday (headliner still to be announced), by popular demand.

Bearded Theory Festival takes place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall. With interest at an all-time high, and tickets selling faster than ever before, this year undoubtedly boasts the strongest line-up in their 9-year history.

TICKETS
Four Day Weekend Camping Tickets are priced at £97 (Adults), £52.50 (Under 16’s),
£21 (Under 12’s) and Under 5`s are free (ticket is still required). Booking fees apply.
Tickets are available from
http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/tickets
www.beardedtheory.co.uk

SCORPIO PROMOTIONS – NOW HIRING FOR 2016 FESTIVAL SEASON!

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SCORPIO PROMOTIONS
NOW HIRING FOR 2016 FESTIVAL SEASON!

A new Music Festival Season is upon us! So Nottingham based music magazine Scorpio Review are re-launching its music news, reviews, and interviews zine & website, and we’re looking for 8 new writers to join our small team.

We have no age restrictions, or qualifications needed on this job – However a mature, friendly nature, and ability to meet deadlines on occasion is a must!

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We are A not-for-profit Company, all our team members work on a voluntary basis for the sheer love of music and the great experience and opportunities we give them (Including FREE entry to some of the UK’s top music events).

This is a highly trusted position you are requesting, and if accepted you would join our highly experienced team.

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We are looking for NEW WRITERS / INTERVIEWERS who can:
– Attend music events in the Nottingham area (Festival work is sometimes outside of the city)
– Construct entertaining & connecting music reviews.
– Meet deadlines when requested
– Work well in small teams of 2/3/4 people
– Interviewers must have confidence to meet high profile clients
– Interviewers must be clearly spoken, and be able to think on their feet

The perks…
– FREE entry to music events around the country
– Access to national, and international rockstars, artists, promoters, bookers & other high profile people
– A supportive team to help you
– A platform to reach 100,000+ people with your writing
– An amazing opportunity to gain a positive reference and vital exp in the industry
– The ability to move onto live event management work if of interest to you

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TO JOIN US
We pride ourselves on not only being Nottinghams largest independent zine, but also having a relaxed, friendly attitude to the business.
If interested in joining us simply email our editor direct at: Ian@Scorpio-promotions.com with the following…
– Your Name:
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– Your Sex:
– Contact Number:
– Your Current Location:
– Do you currently have a valid driving licence & car?
– Job Applying for: MARK ALL INTERESTED IN:
– Current Camera (If applying as Photographer):
– Your Top 5 Artists/Bands Currently:
– Why You Would Like To Join Us:
– What days this week are you free for possible interviews (Most interviews take place in Nottingham from 6pm)?