Glasgow quartet The Spook School have released Less Than Perfect, the second single and video from their eagerly anticipated third album Could It Be Different?, that is due for release on 26th January 2018 on Slumberland Records in the US and Alcopop! Records in the UK. The band have also announced a full North American tour in early 2018 supporting Diet Cig which sees them joining Great Grandpa and Lala Lala for a lengthy run of dates.
Could It Be Different? can be ordered in the US here and the UK here
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Best Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have announced two special intimate free entry solo UK live dates for November 2017. To celebrate the news the band have revealed a video for their new single, Lonely Life, the latest track to be taken from their Alcopop! Records released debut EP, Ice Cream Anti-Social, that can be purchased here
Tickets for the two intimate UK shows can be reserved here
The video for Lonely Life, and Best Ex‘s tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…
have announced the signing of Glasgow quartet The Spook School
, who will release their eagerly anticipated third album, Could It Be Different?,
on 26th January 2017, ahead of the album’s release the band have released a video for the track Still Alive
. As the next confident step in their career, Could It Be Different?
is a storming continuation of the band’s knack for noisy, tuneful and triumphant queer pop songs about identity, sexuality and the self, citing influence from the likes of Buzzcocks
and the noisier end of C86.
You can view the video for the track Still Alive, and The Spook School‘s tour dates, below
Brighton trio Tigercub
have released their latest EP, Evolve or Die
, today via Alcopop! Records
will be heading out on a UK headline tour in support of Evolve Or Die
throughout October 2017, and they have announced their first dates of 2018 at The Scala
in London and a hometown show at The Concorde 2
Evolve or Die
can be purchased and streamed here
You can view Tigercub‘s tour dates below
Evolve Or Die
Brighton trio Tigercub will release their new EP, Evolve or Die, on the 29th September via Alcopop! Records, and the EP will be available on limited edition red vinyl and through all good digital platforms. The EP is the first new material from Tigercub since the release their debut album, Abstract Figures In The Dark, and the evocative title of Evolve or Die is a mantra for a band who are constantly transitioning into something entirely different, and who want their fans to expect the unexpected on each and every release.
The Divided States Of Us starts with a almost haunting introduction that kicks into an intense drum beat, this track embraces the nature of the Chemical Brothers but delivers the intense dance beats through conventional instruments, and it’s clear that Tigercub have evolved since I saw them live just a few brief months ago. Into the Ashes brings a dark element of alt rock into the EP that recalls the desert rock of Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age, It’s Only Love continues this influence but takes the pace right down and brings the EP’s most blissed out moment. Evolve Or Die Closes with Faking Laughter, a melancholy slice of hazy indie rock that contains a treble laced guitar riff that haunts the track.
Evolve Or Die is an EP from a band who refuse to stay still long enough to be pigeonholed, this EP embraces dance, alternative, alt rock and indie and their influences and style shift effortlessly on each track. With the Evolve Or Die EP it’s clear that Tigercub are going to keep us guessing as to what direction their next release will take, and as I noted when I caught them live earlier this year at Manchester’s Sound Control, even when you think you’ve got a handle on Tigercub another card is dealt from the bottom of the pack to keep you off balance.
Evolve Or Die can be pre-ordered via Alcopop! Records here
Brighton trio Tigercub
have revealed their latest single, Into The Ashes
, and have been added to the BBC Radio One Rock Show
live session line up, Tigercub
‘s session will air on Sunday 15th October 2017. Their brand new EP, Evolve or Die
, is set for release on 29th September via Alcopop! Records
and the band will hit the road for a run of UK headline tour dates throughout October, along with a January 2018 date at The Scala
Evolve Or Die
can be pre-ordered via Alcopop! Records here
The video for Into The Ashes, and Tigercub‘s tour dates, can be viewed below
Best Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have premiered a new music video for the song “See You Again.” The track appears on their Alcopop! Records debut EP, Ice Cream Anti Social, released earlier this summer. The band comments on the track:
“I think sometimes in our lives we’re gifted with certain people who completely change the perspective we’ve had our entire lives. I wrote ‘See You Again’ about one of those people I met on Warped Tour. He lived so, so far away from me. It felt like every day was just counting down to when we’d never see each other again. We would meet each other every day at catering and watch the sunset together almost every night.
I’m not the kind of person who can’t not roll their eyes at that, but he really taught me to appreciate each moment in a day and live inside every second rather than looking forward and missing a bunch of your life thinking about things you can’t change. I still struggle with that today. And I was also completely wrong. I did see him again, and he met my mom and met my dad and is coming to my sister’s wedding.”
Watch the video below.
Brighton trio Tigercub
have revealed a stunning new video for their latest single, The Divided States Of Us
, which is out now on all good digital streaming platforms. The track is the first to be taken from their brand new EP, Evolve Or Die
, that is set for release on 29th September via Alcopop! Records
and will be available on limited edition red vinyl and all good digital platforms. As well as appearing at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals
the band have also revealed they will be undertaking a run of UK headline tour dates throughout October 2017.
You can view the video for The Divided States Of Us, and Tigercub‘s tour dates, below
Brighton trio Tigercub have announced they will release a brand new EP titled Evolve or Die on 29th September via Alcopop! Records, the EP will be available on limited edition red vinyl and all good digital platforms. Tigercub will be releasing Evolve or Die as one of the first ever pay-what-you-want vinyl releases, together with Alcopop! Records the band are taking a bold risk to break the physical distribution mould.
The red vinyl edition of Evolve Or Die can be ordered via Tigercub here
The lead single from the EP, The Divided States Of Us, can be streamed here
Tigercub‘s UK festival appearances can be viewed below Read More…
Ice Cream Anti Social
Best Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have signed to Alcopop! Records and their first release for the label is the wonderfully titled Ice Cream Anti Social EP, that is due for release on the on 14th July 2017. This six track EP is the first to be released under the band’s new moniker and sees the band heading into a new indie fuelled poppier direction, Ice Cream Anti Social is a glistening artistic re-imagination for the band, one that sees the band take the heartfelt lyricism and hooks from their previous punkier releases as Candy Hearts and bring them into their new looser and poppier direction.
Girlfriend opens things with a distinctly electro pop influenced opener, despite the change in style I can hear how this song would have sounded if it had been recorded in their previous incarnation, the whole EP has a poppy indie sheen that’s underpinned by an electro pop feel and the guitars are now very much playing second fiddle to the indie sheen and ethereal vocals. Whilst I preferred the more punky style of Candy Hearts the songwriting that characterised their previous releases is still very much alive, it’s just realised in a much more summery and poppy manner.
This is a summery blast of electronic indie pop, for me I personally preferred the sweet pop punk delivery of the previous albums, but if you were a fan of Candy Hearts then the melodies and shining vocals that were their trademark are still present and just as likely to melt your heart. It’s a brave move for a band to make such a dramatic shift in style, and after hearing the new direction the band has taken you can understand why they changed their name rather than continue as Candy Hearts. This new direction won’t be for everyone, but for those who enjoy a slice of summery indie pop then Ice Cream Anti Social may be just what you’re looking for.
Ice Cream Anti Social
can be pre-ordered via Alcopop! Records here
and via Bandcamp here
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.
The Ice Cream Anti Social EP can be pre-ordered here and the track Someday can be streamed here
You can view Best Ex‘s US tour dates below Read More…
Are You Sure?
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.
The Peaness Facebook page is here and Alcopop! Records website is here
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
Move Forward is available via iTunes here and Spotify here
You can view the video for Move Forward, and Nelson Can‘s tour dates, below Read More…
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
The video for Same Place, and Peaness‘s tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…
The People Are Revolting
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.
Freeze The Atlantic‘s website can be found here and the Alcopop! Records site is here
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
You can view the video for Altogether Not Together below Read More…
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.
You can watch the video for the brand new track Miracle below Read More…
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
The video for Control can be viewed here and the bands tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
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.
You can stream the title track from the album here and view the tour dates below Read More…
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: