Ice Cream Anti SocialAlcopop! Records
By AJ Phink
Best Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have signed to Alcopop! Records for the release of their new EP, Ice Cream Anti Social, that is due out on July 14th. The six track EP is the first to be released under the band’s new moniker and they have announced a lengthy US tour from 25th June to 21st July alongside The Promise of Redemption, Baggage and June Divided.
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Peaness are following up their recent succession of left-field, anthemic singles with this latest bundle of joy, Are You Sure? is a solid collection of lo-fi, infectious, sugar coated indie pop from the up and coming Cheshire trio. Their new EP Are You Sure? was released yesterday, the 5th May 2017, via Alcopop! Records on a ‘Mellow Yellow’ vinyl, that is limited to just 500 copies, that is packaged with their 2015 debut EP, No Fun, and an additional bonus track.
The Are You Sure? EP is a timely release as spring is upon us and this is a distinctly summery blast of indie pop, from the uptempo opening track, Oh George, to the oddly titled closing track, Ugly Veg, this is an EP that is the perfect soundtrack to lost afternoons. The superb Seafoam Islands, for me the stand out track from the EP, brings a slightly more downbeat element to the EP and carries a very slight post punk influence, but for the main part this is summery indie pop that is delivered exactly as it oughta be, the tracks Same Place and Skin Surfing carry the hallmarks of the best of the indie scene and the whole EP is delivered in a stripped down style that is strangely hypnotic.
Their name might be a somewhat childish play on words but Are You Sure? is an accomplished five track EP that recalls the heyday of the UK indie scene, the Chester based trio have produced an EP of jangly guitar anthems that are accompanied by lush vocal harmonies. Peaness will be playing a host of festivals over the summer months, including Handmade Festival, FestEvol Gardens and Truck Festival and I can’t think of a better band to be the soundtrack to the inevitably hazy afternoons that the festival season generates.
Danish trio Nelson Can have revealed the video for their brand new single, Move Forward, with the track set for release today, 28th April 2017, via Alcopop! Records, the band have also announced a run of headline dates and festival appearances in their native Denmark for later this year
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Indie trio Peaness have released a video for their latest single, Same Place, the video comes alongside news of a special London show with Happy Accidents on 7th May at Thousand Island, for which tickets will be priced at £4 for one week only. Pre-orders are also now live for their forthcoming EP, Are You Sure?, that is set for release on 5th May via Alcopop! Records, including a limited edition Mellow Yellow 12″ vinyl.
Are You Sure? can be pre-ordered via Alcopop! Records here
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UK alt-rock band Freeze The Atlantic are releasing their third album, The People Are Revolting, tomorrow, the 14th April 2017, via Alcopop! Records. The album follows on from their 2014 sophomore album, this time around the album was recorded in a hectic week in a studio with the aim of capturing their live sound for the new album. The People Are Revolting is an album that indicates that Freeze The Atlantic have a growing social conscience, something that’s unsurprising given the times we live in, and the album touches on political and social issues across it’s eleven tracks.
The album opens with the instrumental El Nitro, this gentle introduction eases you into the album before Annotate My Fate kicks in giving you the first taste of their full blooded alt rock. The title track of the album follows on with fuzzy driven riff before slows things down with rocky Altogether Not Together, with the album’s finest moment coming in the form of Gunnar Hansen, a track the channels Queens Of The Stone Age‘s glory years. The album carries on in this vein, veering between a rock sensibility and the darker underlying alt-rock tones, never seeming to quite know which side of the fence they land on.
If there is a problem with Freeze The Atlantic it’s that they don’t seem to be sure where their loyalties lie, the album veers between a darker alt rock sound and some straight up rock, they are equally proficient at both but you can’t help getting the feeling that there are at least two distinct songwriters within the band, as the difference between the styles is as clear as night and day. Singer Liv Puente delivers as good a vocal performance as you’ll hear on an album of this type, and The People Are Revolting is a flawlessly produced and slick album that walks the line that divides the co-existing worlds of rock and alternative.
UK alt-rock band, Freeze The Atlantic, have revealed a beautiful animated video for a brand new track titled Altogether Not Together, the latest song to be taken from The People Are Revolting, their third album, that is set for release on 14th April 2017 via Alcopop! Records.
You can pre-order The People Are Revolting via Alcopop! Records here
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Currently on the road supporting Pulled Apart By Horses on their UK tour, Brighton alt-noise-pop trio Tigercub have announced their biggest headline show to date at Dingwalls, London on 6th June 2017, tickets are on sale now for just £9 with a limited edition poster and ticket bundle available to the first 100 ticket buyers. The news comes following an already extensive period of touring for the band who recently hit the road with legendary post-punks The Fall and Brighton contemporaries Black Peaks throughout the UK, as well as a stint of EU headline dates.
Tickets for the show at London Dingwalls on the 6th June can be purchased here
Tigercub‘s debut album, Abstract Figures In The Dark, is available to order here
Alcopop! Records have announced the signing of Danish trio Nelson Can who will release their new EP on the label later this year. The trio was founded in 2011 and started out as an outright lie, there was no band, the girls just really wanted to tell people that they were in one, so they did. With a noticeable lack of guitars, their back-to-basics drum and bass orientated sound is original and simple, inspired by acts like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
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Ahead of their European tour dates, Brighton alt-noise-pop trio Tigercub have announced they will be joining Pulled Apart By Horses as the main support on their Spring UK tour dates alongside Thee MVPS, Tigercub have also revealed a handful of festival appearances. To celebrate the news the band have revealed the video for their latest single, Control, in which they explore their hometown, and themselves, in these blissed out new visuals. Control is the latest track to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album, Abstract Figures in The Dark, which is out now on Alcopop! Records and can be ordered here
Alcopop! Records are today pleased to announce details of The People Are Revolting, the third album from UK alt-rock band, Freeze The Atlantic, which is set for release on 14th April 2017. Drawing influence, as ever, from the likes of melodic rock icons Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Far and Rival Schools, there’s also a double helping of heavy, bringing a ballsier dose of Smashing Pumpkins, Helmet and Pearl Jam to proceedings. The band will also be hitting the road in April on a run of headline tour dates in support of the record.
Johnny Foreigner have announced details for their next album. The new album will be titled Mono No Aware, and is set to drop on July 8, 2016 on Lame-O Records in the US and Alcopop Records in the UK. Pre-orders are available.
The music video for the track “If You Can’t Be Honest, Be Awesome” can be viewed below.
UK label Alcopop Records have announced that Matt Pryor, vocalist/guitarist for The Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams (amongst others) has joined their roster. To celebrate the occasion, they are offering a limited edition of his 2013 record, Wrist Slitter on marbled vinyl (released this Tuesday). Check out the Alcopop store for more details.
Matt also has a series of dates across the US planned for December, details below: