After going dark whilst recording their follow up album to ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ they came back by releasing ‘Play’ but not really telling us much more, and keeping whatever details of a new album relatively under wraps.
Well after the past 4 days of tweeting out letters which spelt out the word ‘Habits’ the Marms have now revealed that they will be on the Annie Mac show tonight on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm to play their newest track ‘Habits’.
They point out that events escalated ‘to a point that they should never have gotten to’ and that ‘violence is never a solution’ as well as stating that they will be taking extra measures that scenes like what happened at their show last night, will never happen again.
All this was due to an altercation between the fans crowd surfing and the band stopping as they spotted how the security was dealing with the fans that make it beyond the barrier, the full story can be read here.
Neck Deep’s tour will continue as scheduled with these dates still to come on their biggest UK headline tour and the show that got cancelled in Nottingham will soon be rescheduled with all tickets to last nights show being valid/reissued:
11 – Norwich UEA
12 – Cardiff Great Hall
13 – London Brixton Academy
14 – Manchester Apollo
Well after the news coming out yesterday that support band As It Is parted ways with their guitarist more drama is now coming from the Neck Deep tour with the band walking off stage in Nottingham
There is plenty of Twitter noise and plenty of different videos of the scene with the majority saying the security at Nottingham Rock City venue were being heavy-handed with the crowd, resulting in the band getting involved and eventually walking off stage.
Below is some of the Twitter posts from the gig with video of the scenes at the show:
In an official statement released on the As It Is Facebook page, the band have decided to part ways with guitarist Andy Westhead.
It doesn’t quite seem to have been a mutual split however, with the band playing without Westhead since August, many of their fans have been questioning his disappearance, especially with the band recently touring the UK with Neck Deep, but playing as a four piece.
Things began last night, with Westhead replying to a fans message on Twitter regarding to his disappearance, which he replied “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there” Clearly hinting to something wasn’t quite right within the band.
I guess the others didn't think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there. https://t.co/02RnQgZRqO
Well, tonight As It Is took to their Facebook page with a lengthy statement addressing the issue. Within this statement they tell that the band had agreed to part ways with Westhead as early as August this year, and that differences between Westhead and the band are the cause of the issue. It does appear that the comment on Twitter from Westhead is what caused the band to finally act and inform their fans of the situation.
The full statement can be read below:
They do go on to tell that the band will carry on as a four-piece indefinitely and will carry on to play currently booked As It Is shows.
The former Oasis front man’s long awaited solo album is finally released and out now! It has felt like a decade since ‘Wall of Glass’ has been released to the world; which I personally would describe is how Oasis would sound now if they were still together; but at long last his first solo effort has finally been released.
Gallagher has recently appeared on Radio X on the Chris Moyles show and they went through the album track by track with Liam describing each song and a few he did go out to say a couple of tracks had an ‘Oasis feel’ so it is sure to appeal to the die hard Oasis fan as well as newcomers up for a bit of rock and roll
Listen to the album below:
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Straight from their upcoming album, Pacific Daydreams, Weezer are back and it sounds as light hearted, with a summery sound that almost makes you forget that we are now ankle deep in Autumn.
Karl Koch, the unofficial fifth member of the band, took to their Facebook account saying that the track “takes him back to the old days of the band” and that the “Massive harmonies and sad melodies are what makes Weezer…Weezer”
The first ever Album of the Week comes from the latest release from genre bending band Enter Shikari. Their return to the spotlight comes with their fifth release and probably the most refined yet different from the band yet, to the point when genre bending no longer accurately describes them.
The Spark feels more personal, and more defined, with songs like ‘The Sights’ and ‘Take My Country Back’ reminding me of the Enter Shikari we all know and love but then songs such as ‘Rabble Rouser’ and ‘Shinrin-yoku’ introduces you to a different side to the band that isn’t often heard yet still work with the context of the album.
Check out the album below:
The band themselves often went out to say that this album was different to others, but they could say that before each of their albums, as part of their appeal is the constant evolution of their sound, taking different tones from album to album, but all still getting across their beliefs and messages clearly.