1 May 2015

ArcTanGent festival 2015 announces more acts for its Line Up

ArcTanGent festival 2015 Line Up

ArcTanGent festival 2015 announces more acts for its Line Up

ArcTanGent have added Cult of Luna, LITE, CHON, pg.lost, Toundra, Young Legionnaires and PSOTY to their line up. Saturday main stage co-headliners Cult of Luna will perform a special UK exclusive show and LITE will be a European festival exclusive.

These bands join the previously announced Dillinger Escape Plan, Deafheaven (UK festival exclusive), The Fall of Troy, 65daysofstatic (UK festival exclusive), Deerhoof, Joan of Arc (European festival exclusive), Maybeshewill, VENNART plus many more. A full line up is available on the ArcTanGent website (

In addition to the newly announced bands, organisers confirmed that between the hours of 11pm and 3am special Silent Disco DJ sets will be performed by the likes of You Slut!, Rolo Tomassi, Brontide, Maybeshewill, Talons, ArtScare DJs, Delta Sleep and Axes.

Johannes Persson from Cult of Luna says, “The UK has always had a special place in our heart. It is by far the country that we have toured most extensively so it is a home away from home. We saw 'Beyond the Redshift' as the end of the 'Vertikal' era for the UK, but we couldn’t turn down the offer from ArcTanGent. The line up speaks for itself and they have given us everything we need to give the 'Vertikal' era a dignified end.”

Organiser James Scarlett says, “We couldn’t be happier with this final list of announcements and I think it gives the line up a great balance from the instrumental (65days, LITE, Maybeshewill) to the heavy (Deafheaven, Dillinger, Cult of Luna) to the mathy (Joan of Arc, The Fall of Troy). It really is going to be one hell of a weekend!

James continued, “Ticket sales for this year are absolutely flying and we’re on course for a sell out so I’d really recommend people don’t delay, particularly if they want to come to our superfans night on the Thursday - what’s not to love about 65days, LITE and Mutiny on the Bounty all on one stage?

Other services being provided at ArcTanGent include a shuttle bus service from Bristol Temple Meads station plus boutique and pre-pitched camping and a Sherpa service to get attendees and their belongings from the car park to the campsite. Further details are available in the info section of the ArcTanGent website 

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Mark Lanegan Band, Gaz Coombes, Temples and More For Kendal Calling

Mark Lanegan Band, Gaz Coombes, Temples Kendal Calling

Mark Lanegan Band, Gaz Coombes, Temples and More For Kendal Calling

30th July - 2nd August 2015
Lowther Deer Park / Hackthorpe / The Lake District

Having sold out all tickets a huge 5 months in advance, Kendal Calling are announcing even more acts for this year’s huge 10th birthday lineup.

Headlining the Calling Out stage on the Sunday night this year is none other than grunge legends Mark Lanegan Band. Having been a member of Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age as well as collaborating with the likes of Isobel Campbell and Greg Dulli and of course his work as a prolific solo artist, his distinct baritone voice places him as one of the most distinctive artists in the world.

Taking to the stage to headline the Friday is ex-Supergrass hero Gaz Coombes. Following the demise of his previous band, his solo career has gone from strength to strength not least represented in his latest album Matador, eleven tracks showing an artist at the top of his game and full of raw, powerful pop.

Kendal Calling are also excited to announced the lineup for Bondax and Friends over on the Glow Tent. Festival favourite Lancashire duo Bondax will be joined by a DJ set from beat manufacturing electronic twosome DJ Maribou State, Sheffield Black Butter signee Kidnap Kid, Grammy nominated multi instrumentalist and producer Jax Jones and young UK producer Grades.

Elsewhere, incredible English psych-rockers Temples will take the main stage for what is sure to be one of the stand out moments of the weekend and The Sunshine Underground return to the festival to headline the Woodlands Stage on the Sunday night. Also joining the lineup are Kim Churchill, Propellers, Jesca Hoop, Habitats, Francisco The Man, Gramotones, New Palace Talkies, Rhain, DRONE X VEED, Collectors Club, Steve Levine, Chadelics, Time For T, Cactus Knife, Secret Company, Bruising and Loyle Carner across the festival’s array of stages.

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Liverpool Loves Ireland - Irish Culture Celebrated In New Summer Festival

Liverpool Loves Ireland - Irish Culture New Summer Festival

Liverpool Loves Ireland - Irish Culture Celebrated In New Summer Festival

Liverpool Loves Ireland will celebrate the links between the city and the Emerald Isle on Friday 7 August with a line-up of traditional Irish entertainment. 

Liverpool Loves Ireland will be staged at Pier Head Liverpool in a bespoke Big Top venue, put in place on the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront especially for the three-day festival. 

The evening of entertainment will run between 7pm and 11pm, headlined by Cream of the Barley, arguably Liverpool’s finest ever Irish band. They will be joined by a stellar line-up of artistes, musicians and dancers to make it a real evening of Irish variety. 

Liverpool Loves is the brainchild of Liverpool-based Orb CIC, who have a strong proven track record in staging major city events and festivals. 

The inaugural Liverpool Loves festival takes place at Pier Head Liverpool from Thursday to Saturday (6 to 8 August). The Thursday will have a business focus with the spotlight on new start-ups, business advice, networking and entrepreneurs. On Saturday the attention turns to a programme of culture, the arts, health, food and drink, and entertainment. 

The programme for Liverpool Loves Ireland is being curated by Martin O’Shea from Liverpool’s Bold Management who, in recent years, delivered the first ever full concert at the Liverpool Echo Arena in 2008 with The Number One Project and last year’s inaugural World Merit Day headlined by Nobel winner Malala Yousafzi.  Martin is also curating the line-up for Liverpool Loves Music which will form part of the festival’s cultural programme on the Saturday.

With an estimated three quarters of Liverpool’s population having Irish roots, Liverpool Loves Ireland will bring a real traditional Irish party atmosphere to the city’s waterfront. 

Headliners Cream of the Barley feature three of the original line-up – John Walsh vocals/guitar, PJ McCarthy vocals/bodhran and Eddie Hughes banjo/mandolin –  plus some special invited new guest members for a special one-off appearance at Liverpool Loves Ireland. This is the band’s first Liverpool show in 10 years and they promise a set filled with the most popular Irish songs of all time, as well as a few surprise special guests who will join them during their set. 

Widely known for their long-term residency at Flanagan’s on Mathew Street, Cream of the Barley played to an audience of over one million people across more than 1,000 shows spanning 20 years.

Martin O’Shea from Bold Management commented: “It is a huge coup for Liverpool Loves Ireland that Cream of the Barley are reforming especially to perform at this inaugural festival. The band are very excited that after 10 years, they will again perform in Liverpool where they entertained so many people during their 20-year residency. 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming the band back to the city as part of a fantastic line-up of traditional entertainment of Irish music and dance. It’s going to be a memorable night.” 

The line-up also includes acclaimed singers and musicians to showcase new Irish talent with traditional entertainment. 

One of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters, Eleanor McEvoy, will perform songs from her extensive catalogue including Only A Woman’s Heart, the best-selling Irish album in Irish history by a home-grown artiste. 

Popular Liverpool folk artist Jack Owen has toured Europe and the USA, and represented Britain in the Eastern European Rostock Music Festival, televised to more than 100 million people. Jack’s songs have been covered by bands including The Spinners; he has supported Chris de Burgh; and has performed with the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. His songs include Mist Over the Mersey. 

Audiences can look forward to a fantastic set from Liverpool born accomplished accordionist and singer Michael Coyne. With his family hailing from Louisburgh, County Mayo, Michael has Irish music running through his veins and will fill the stage with his style of Irish country music – which is guaranteed to have everyone up on their feet. 

Completing the musical line-up is the all-female band The Jesse Janes. Hailing from County Tyrone in Ireland, the group now reside in Liverpool. With influences from the likes of Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac and The Eurythmics, their beautiful guitar and mandolin picking encapsulates a modern bluegrass tone with hints and splashes of folk, country, rock and pop. 

The evening’s exciting entertainment will also include a full Ceili. Traditional Irish dancing will feature spectacular Riverdance and ribbon dance performances from one of the finest traditional dance groups The Bolger Cunningham Irish Dancers, which is sure to have people tapping their feet to show off their own dance moves. 

Michael Coyle will officially open the evening’s entertainment and set the scene for an evening of engaging and exciting Irish themed acts. He will then return to the stage to close Liverpool Loves Ireland. 

Festival Director Josh Boyd from Orb CIC added: “Liverpool’s Irish community and heritage is extremely strong and a big part of the city culture, so this is something we really wanted to highlight. The line-up Martin has brought together is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Irish artistes and performers, and really will showcase and celebrate the links between Liverpool and Ireland through music and dance.” 

Traditional Irish food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the evening. 

Tickets are priced at £22.50 and go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 April. They are available online from or by telephoning 0844 8000 410 (online and telephone ticket sales are subject to a booking fee per ticket and a handling fee per transaction). Tickets can also be bought in person at the TicketQuarter at Queen’s Square (no booking fee on cash sales). 

Liverpool Loves takes place 6 – 8 August 2015 at the city’s iconic Pier Head. 

The new Liverpool Loves website is now live featuring regular updates 

Follow us on Facebook/Liverpool Loves and Twitter @LiverpoolLoves

Cream Ibiza joins Float Your Boat 2015

Cream Ibiza Float Your Boat 2015

Cream Ibiza joins Float Your Boat 2015

Striving to keep their reputation as one of the ‘coolest’ sunset boat parties on the White Isle, Float Your Boat have once again pulled out all the stops with the announcement of yet another HUGE weekly event.

One of the island’s biggest parties, Cream Ibiza, joins Float Your Boat in 2015!

With fresh new bookings and another huge summer ahead, Ibiza’s best boat party has now teamed up with none other than Cream Ibiza, who are gearing up for an incredible 21st season on the white Island. 

Setting sail every Thursday from San Antonio beginning June 11th to coincide with their Opening Party, Cream will celebrate their coming of age with Float Your Boat, featuring the island finest residents Ibiza Sonica’s Clara da Costa, Andy Baxter, Paul Reynolds and one of the original Cream Ibiza residents, Jason Bye.

Playing an extra special Cream Terrace classics set, Jason will be taking revelers through 21 years of music for the Cream birthday on July 30th ahead of what’s arguably the season’s biggest event, with the legendary Sasha joining exclusive resident Eric Prydz on the fabled Terrace for a truly spectacular birthday blowout.


Of course, the best way to make sure you don’t miss this once in a lifetime show is to rock your way through a sunset cruise with Float Your Boat and some of the world’s best DJs, as a ticket includes boat entry, a free drink, transport to the club, and of course entry into Amnesia Ibiza!

With Cream’s fresh and forward thinking bookings, expect a diverse range of music from its many incredible headliners coming this summer, cranking out the best in future house, trance, deep house and tech house through Float Your Boat’s very own custom built Pioneer XY Pro-Audio Sound System.

Float Your Boat will run for a full 15 weeks, every Thursday until Cream Ibiza’s massive closing party on September 17th featuring Fatboy Slim, DJ Fresh, Disciples, Paul van Dyk, Aly and Fila, Simon Patterson and more



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29 April 2015

Major Lazer announces UK tour dates for 2015

Major Lazer UK tour dates for 2015

Major Lazer announces UK tour dates for 2015

Kicking off the warmer months, Major Lazer unleashed Top 10 single "Lean On", a collaboration with "Turn Down For What" superstar producer DJ Snake and Danish it-girl , and amassed a monstrous 21M plays on Soundcloud, over 65M streams on Spotify and over 20M views for the music video, making it Major Lazer's most streamed song to date!

And now the trio have announced an equally huge UK headline tour to match! With dates across the country culminating in an epic London show at Alexandra Palace this October, Major Lazer are looking set to continue the momentum throughout the year.

Fans who've learned to associate Major Lazer with some of the biggest names in dancehall alongside up-and-comers and mainstream mainstays can expect even more exciting names on this go. PITM features guest contributions from Ellie Goulding, Elliphant, Wild Belle, MØ, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Jovi Rockwell, DJ Snake, Tarrus Riley, Mad Cobra, Nyla, Chronixx and a re-work of the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt 1. motion picture soundtrack song "All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande from Trinidadian star Michel Montano.

What's more, the face of the project, renegade commando cartoon character Major Lazer, has just received a life of his very own as FX Networks debuted the Major Lazer cartoon this April 16th as part of Animation Domination programming on FXX (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, The Simpsons, etc) With guest appearances from Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Tiësto, RiFF RAFF, Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, Trinidad James and more, Major Lazer confirms that this will be one of the silliest and best sound-tracked years yet. After airing weekly on FXX, each episode will go up the next day for stream on Hulu and purchase on iTunes. Check for more info.

2015 Major Lazer Tour Dates


14 Birmingham O2 Academy

15 Glasgow O2 Academy

16 Manchester Academy

17 London Alexandra Palace

Tickets go onsale Friday 1st May at 9AM - WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM | WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK




God Damn announce new single ahead of new album

God Damn new single new album

God Damn announce new single ahead of new album

Following the release of their debut album 'Vultures', issued May 11th through One Little Indian Records, Wolverhampton based heavy-weights God Damn will follow a week later with a single release of the title track.

"The song 'Vultures' is both blatant and subliminal in its attacks, two fingers up and a twisted journey," states guitarist and vocalist Thom Edward by way of explaining the tracks psychotic and schizophrenic moods. Pounding in with the ferocity and heaviness of a sledgehammer to the cranium, it quickly pulls back into a moody, swaggering stagger that takes the listener down before lifting them up again and removing the top of their head. It's a heavy journey. Tread carefully.

God Damn's debut album 'Vultures' follows on May 11th through One Little Indian Records.

'Vultures' is available to pre-order now on CD / Vinyl / DL with instant downloads of 'Horus' and 'Maladie Melodie'.

Catch God Damn at the following dates. More to be announced soon:


1st The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent

2nd Handmade Festival, Leicester (w/ Slaves, Blood Red Shoes & Bo Ningen)

5th The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

6th Shacklewell Arms, London

9th Chameleon, Nottingham

13th The Louisiana, Bristol

16th Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18th Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

20th A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds

21st Picture House Social, Sheffield

23rd Liverpool Sound City, Evol Stage

30th Camden Rocks Festival, London


12th Download Festival, Derby

God Damn are:

Thom Edward - guitar/vocals

Ash Weaver - drums

Vladimir premier the video for thunderous new single In My Head

Vladimir video for new single In My Head

Vladimir premier the video for thunderous new single In My Head

Scottish four-piece Vladimir have just premiered the video thunderous new single ‘In My Head'.  

Rising out of the annals of Dundee and describing their sound as simply 'bleak', Vladimir burst onto the scene late last year and have quickly won themselves a reputation as one of Scotland's most exciting and acclaimed new acts.

Emotionally heavy and sonically dense, the four-piece have become masters at crafting tightly-wound layered fuzz and raw Dengler-era Interpol-esque rhythms, that sees them stand out from the legions of raw guitar band imitators currently breaking through the indie-rock scene.

Still at a tender age, Vladimir have effectively captured the complete disaffection and disregard that comes only with youth, while creating music that openly flirts with the darker nature that lies within us all.

The past year has seen the band hit the road as support to The Twilight Sad, The Wytches, Pulled Apart By Horses, Peace and The Fall, as well as winning widespread support from the likes of NME, Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Artrocker.

'In My Head' is set to cement their reputation as one of Scotland’s finest new acts and is available on ITunes, Amazon and all the best online music shops.


Liverpool’s The Weave launch their 2nd album The Capstone Theatre

Liverpool The Weave new album The Capstone Theatre

Liverpool’s The Weave launch their 2nd album The Capstone Theatre 

The Weave are an exciting incarnation of some of Liverpool’s best established jazz musicians, and their brand new album Knowledge Porridge is out now on Rufusalbino Records.

At the epicentre of this new musical planet is band leader Martin Smith. He has woven together a network of some of the very finest musicians in the musical city to end all musical cities: Anthony Peers (trumpet),  Anthony Ormisher (guitar), Tilo Purnbaum (drums), Rob Stringer (piano) and Hugo "Harry" Harrison (double bass).  

Together they bring a mind-bogglingly diverse CV of influences and experience. Jazz icons such as Digby Fairweather, Kenny Wheeler, Ian Carr and Jim Mullen rub shoulders with the likes of John Martyn and Arthur Brown, while names such as Super Furry Animals, The Coral and Albert Lee are fascinating head-turning tangents.

The end result is a brilliantly original musical kaleidoscope of ideas knitted together to create a soundscape like no other. Splendidly energetic and warm, sometimes playful but always soulful, spanning the bridge of several generations where no genre is denied access to the party.

Officially formed in August 2012 when they recorded their debut album, the members of The Weave have been playing together in various incarnations for up to 20 years, and so have a very close bond both musically and as brothers in arms. This combined with the twin trumpet and guitar front line creates a unique and extremely refreshing and cohesive band sound and identity. They treasure melody above all else and whilst there is plenty of space for individuals to shine in improvisation, everything serves the song.

The Weave have just brought out our 2nd album, and they have a launch gig scheduled at the Capstone Theatre on the 15th May ( 

The album features collaborations and contributions from Liverpools broader musical landscape. In particular from Stealing Sheep's Lucy Mercer, Michael Head (Shack/Pale Fountains) and from members of the Liverpool Philharmonic.

They will be playing the album in full at our show at the Capstone.