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SCOTTISH BLUES ROCKERS THE HOWLING LORDS DROP NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF SECOND ALBUM RELEASE

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Scottish hard-edged dirty blues-rock trio The Howling Lords have just set loose the new video for the track, ‘Black Dog’, which has been picked from their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Texas Medicine’, out via all platforms on Friday 30th November.

Expressing a guttural, dirty garage rock sound with heavy riff-laden tracks evoking everyone from The Black Keys and Queens Of the Stone Age, to The Who and Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Howling Lords are primed to break by the end of this year.

Born in late 2015, and hailing from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, a windswept and salt-blasted rock on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, The Howling Lords have a steely grit and determination to persistently expand their horizons – this trio are not bound by any geographical complexities.

The band are prolific live performers, playing and hosting gigs throughout Scotland, and embarking on a series of self-organised tours across the UK. From busking on the streets of Portugal, to entertaining crowds at some of Scotland’s best-loved music festivals, this three-piece are going from strength to strength, and making it look easy.

Besides possessing a hearty appetite for playing live and touring, The Howling Lords also have an impressive recording pedigree. Their first single, 2016’s ‘Bad For Me’, and self-titled debut album, which was released last year, both racked up strong support and praise.

Last year’s ‘Dead Letters’ EP also earned the band further plaudits, and helped pave the way for the group’s impending sophomore album.

The band are now geared up for the release of their explosive new album, ‘Texas Medicine’. Featuring ten cuts of intoxicating whiskey-soaked blues and gritty rock that exemplifies just why so many are latching onto the band, this album captivates and pulls in the listener from the get-go.

The high-flying trio will be announcing a UK tour for next spring, so be sure to hit up their socials for details.

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‘TEXAS MEDICINE’, THE SECOND ALBUM FROM THE HOWLING LORDS, WILL BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30.

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PSYCHEDELIC ROCK QUARTET DESERT CLOUDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

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With a diverse and broad spectrum of influences sweeping from Leonard Cohen to Black Sabbath, and from The Doors to Soundgarden, Desert Clouds pull you in and wash you over with their own brand of atmospheric alternative rock. The band release their engulfing new album, ‘Nothing Beyond The Cage’, on Friday 18th January.

Desert Clouds were originally formed back in 2008 in Naples, Italy. They broadened their horizons in 2010 by permanently moving to London, and soon began to forge their sound.

The band unfortunately suffered a change in personnel, and the psychedelic rockers struggled with recruiting permanent members. It took some time, but they pulled it together to create last year’s ‘Time Distortions’ EP, and everything began to shift for the four-piece.

The EP made its mark, firmly placing the band on the map, and it was quickly followed by two singles earlier this year, ‘Speed of Light’ and ‘Under Tons’. The releases helped set the stage for Desert Clouds to finally break out on a national level.

The atmospheric grunge crew now have the perfect ammunition to propel themselves to the masses. ‘Nothing Beyond The Cage’, the crew’s highly intriguing concept album, ideally showcases the band’s songwriting ability and deftness for creating moody and all-consuming psychedelic rock.

The Londoners comment about the theme of the album: “‘Nothing Beyond The Cage’ is an introspective journey throughout an imaginary universe where the Spirit gets stuck into Space-Time’s distortion, until it eventually gets rid of all the constrictions that used to cage it.

Desert Clouds will tour throughout the UK in January, as well as playing a host of shows in their native Italy. Tour and show announcements will soon follow.

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‘NOTHING BEYOND THE CAGE’, THE NEW ALBUM FROM DESERT CLOUDS, WILL BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 18.

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EMERGING BLUES ROCKERS GALLOWS CIRCUS ANNOUNCE SINGLE RELEASE

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Faintly tipping their hats to past rock masters, Gallows Circus have crafted a sound that calls upon the passion of Free, fortified by the snarly riffery of Guns N’ Roses, and the emerging Kent quartet will be releasing their blistering brand new single, ‘Faith To Believe’, via all platforms on Friday 30th November.

Gallows Circus formed last year, and ever since, they have been making new friends and picking up fans right across the country. The talented dirty-blues rockers dropped their self-titled debut EP last year, notching up a tidal wave of support from the underground.

The four-piece have built on these steady foundations, and have created a live set that has been famed for its infectious groove, fiery spirit, and full-hearted execution.

Gallows Circus will now soon deliver their explosive new single, ‘Faith to Believe’. This absolute firecracker of a track was recorded at Squarehead Studios, and mixed at Outhouse Studios, and it’s destined to hit radio airwaves over the coming weeks.

Vocalist and harmonica player, Ian Day, talks about the single: “It is a song about struggling whether to put your faith in your instincts or to go with other people’s accepted ideals, being unsure if you’re letting your past influence your decisions, and seeking answers from others when you already know the path to take.

Following on from the new single, the band have a series of further singles and videos lined up throughout 2019, along with major festival plans. Stay tuned to the band’s Facebook and other social sites for updates and show announcements.

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‘FAITH TO BELIEVE’, THE NEW SINGLE FROM GALLOWS CIRCUS, WILL BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30.

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DEVON ALTERNATIVE ROCK TRIO DEAD GROUND DROP NEW SINGLE

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Dispatching a powerful sound that is raw, moody and immersing, Dead Ground endeavor to create music that holds true value built upon integrity and honesty. The alternative trio have just released their brand new single, ‘We All Feel The Same’.

Formed in 2015 and pulled together by a mutual love for alternative and singer/songwriter rock, this powerhouse three-piece have released two EPs which adeptly showcase the band’s captivating blend of heavy rock and delicate songwriting.

Framed around Ollie Harris’s vocals, and Ed Tucker and Jake Friese-Greene’s solid rhythm section, the threesome pave a superb pathway for the intense and emotional outpourings of Ollie’s voice.

With a fan base spanning the south-west of England, and with growing support from throughout the UK, Dead Ground are a band that command your attention.

Their recent supports with emerging luminaries such as Black Peaks, Black Foxxes, Shame and Idles, as well as the strong support they’ve secured from the underground and BBC Introducing airplay, have only aided their mounting case.

The Devon outfit are destined to continue their climb with the release of their next single, ‘We All Feel The Same’, which has already caught the attention of Kerrang! Radio.

Ollie Harris comments about the creation of the single: “We wanted to display the true nature of individuality: stress, self-consciousness, loneliness…the realisation that everyone lives a life just as vivid and complex as the next. We knew that Middle Farm Studios would be the perfect place to relax into this concept and bring the song to life.

With live shows in the works, along with further singles to follow later this year, Dead Ground are ready to take flight.

Dead Ground Single Cover

‘WE ALL FEEL THE SAME’, THE NEW SINGLE FROM DEAD GROUND, IS AVAILABLE NOW.

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EMERGING HARD ROCKERS STATE OF EMBER SET LOOSE NEW TRACK AND ANNOUNCE EP PLANS

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State Of Ember are here to stamp their mark over the whole of the UK. The ascending hard-hitters are poised to rise with the release of their stunning sophomore EP, ‘Broken Horizons’, which arrives on Friday 11th January, 2019.

Prior to this, the hard rockers are currently streaming a new track, ‘Fear Of Falling’, taken from the upcoming release.

Coming at you from Worcestershire, and formed in 2016, State Of Ember take their cues from the likes of Alter Bridge, Shinedown, and INME, stacking colossal riffs against soaring melodies to create a whirlwind sound that is immensely enthralling.

The Midlanders dropped their debut EP, ‘Clouded Views’, last autumn, and the release notched up strong support from BBC Introducing, as well as helping the band snag a ‘Spotlight Artist For The Week’ on ReverbNation.

More recently, the trio have just had their track ‘Denial’ selected to feature on the video game, ‘Wreckfest’, which will be distributed worldwide.

The band have also recently supported Saving Abel, and have delivered a host of live performances throughout their local region, and with the three-piece’s live reputation flourishing, they have now decided to turn their attention to releasing their next EP, entitled ‘Broken Horizons’.

Now fully complete, the new EP delivers on all fronts. Bursting with pounding drums, throbbing guitar lines and engaging hooks, the band have a beast of a record for your absorption, packing six killer cuts highlighting the band’s growing diversity and songwriting prowess.

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Tamburro had this to say about the release: “Our first EP was a taster of things to come from us. ‘Broken Horizons’ represents the energy and passion the band have been wanting to put across; we’re excited for everyone to hear it. Our sound is evolving constantly – and we’re finally getting closer to where we want to be!”.

With shows in the pipeline to support the record, everything is now falling into place for this emerging hard rock collective.

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‘BROKEN HORIZONS’, THE SECOND EP FROM STATE OF EMBER, WILL BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 11.

FURTHER INFO ON THE BAND CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES:

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EMERGING NOISE MAKERS VILLAINOUS RELEASE DEBUT EP AND DROP LYRIC VIDEO

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Emerging heavyweights Villainous have released their captivating self-titled debut EP, available from all platforms. The UK newcomers have also just released a spanking new lyric video, ‘In Solace’.

Coming at you from Brighton, Villainous bond together a commanding sound tugging from the rampant power of Mastodon and Lamb Of God, the astuteness of Deftones and Alice In Chains, and the progressive intrigue of Tool.

The southern riff slingers feature Sean Stakim (vocals), Neil MacCallum (guitar/vocals), Nick Read (bass/vocals), and Callum Armitage (drums), and pack together a heady mix of groove-driven drop-tuned riffs with expansive choruses and gripping multiple vocal lines.

Born at the end of last year, the inventive quartet soon amassed a stout set, and have just released their self-titled EP. The band comment about the release: “The EP represents three characters in a different state of acceptance of their own existence. One is someone who has given in and allowed themselves to be shaped and moulded by their surroundings, one reflects on the time they have wasted but asks for more when aware of their impending death, and one refuses to be a product of their environment, revelling in the chaos that they have been born into.

Villainous have a series of shows in the works for the end of this year, and are currently planning a host of releases and tours for 2019.

Villainous EP Cover

THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP FROM VILLAINOUS IS AVAILABLE NOW.

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HIGH-OCTANE CORNISH PUNKS PIRATE COPY UNVEIL VIDEO AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

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Unruly punk rock quartet Pirate Copy are plotting a fresh journey of rambunctious shenanigans, commencing with the launch of their brand new video, ‘Reckless Alice’, which was premiered with Vive Le Rock earlier this week, and is lifted from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Swashbuckle & Swagger, out on Friday 26th October, via Black Sail Records.

Cleverly merging the vigour of punk rock to the buccaneering backstory that underpins their Cornish heritage, Pirate Copy have caused a stir across the south-west and beyond, leaving a plethora of livewire gigs, indomitable fun, and memorable songs in their wake.

Although based in Cornwall, the band have made regular jaunts across the land, establishing themselves as festival favourites, in part thanks to the interactively inclusive mayhem of their live show.

2013’s ‘The Shape Of Piracy To Come’ EP was the band’s first tangible sign of bounteous booty, and further runs of festival appearances and shows followed, including a glut of memorable trips to the capital, before a second EP, the mighty ‘Goin’ Down A Storm’, dropped in May 2015.

Now, PIRATE COPY are ready to unleash their dynamite debut album, which displays a dirty dozen of devastating ditties, marinated in rum and other unmentionable fluids, ready to attack your eardrums.

Vive Le Rock writer, Dick Porter, remarked about the album, “To experience Pirate Copy in full flow, as Poseidon intended, is a joy indeed. ‘Swashbuckle & Swagger’ is a treasure chest of pleasures; combining live floor fillers such as ‘Somalian Pirates Suck’, and legendary set closer, ‘I’m On A Boat’, with devilishly crafted new material like ‘Outlaw Pirates’, they have opened a Pandora’s box of piratical punk power.”

‘SWASHBUCKLE & SWAGGER’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM PIRATE COPY, WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 26, VIA BLACK SAIL RECORDS.

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