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Downers (ex-Me vs Hero) Announce New EP

DownersNorthwest UK shoegaze/grunge outfit Downers, featuring members of Me vs Hero, MOU and Six Ten Repeater, have announced a new EP, Noose. The 3 track release will be available as a 7″ and digitally and is due to drop on August 1st via Local Colour Records. 

Downers are playing the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield today and are making an in-store appearance at Action Records in Preston on August 8th.

 

Me Vs Hero Disband; Announce Farewell Shows

Me Vs HeroNorth West UK pop punk band Me Vs Hero has announced their decision to call it a day.  The announcement follows the release of their second album I’m Completely Fine last year.  Front man Sam Thompson comments:

“It’s our time. Me Vs Hero is just one part in all of our hectic lives; we can’t give this band the dedication it needs or deserves anymore. We’d like to thank every single person who has helped and supported us over the years and hope to see all of our fans at the farewell shows.”

The band are set to play two final UK shows to bid farewell to fans; the first in London at Camden barfly 23rd April, and their final ever show in Manchester at Sound Control on 26th April.  Details are below.

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Video: Me Vs Hero – Hang In

Me Vs HeroPop punks Me Vs Hero have released a new  music video.  The video features the song “Hang In,” which appears on their newest album, I’m Completely Fine, available now.  The video was filmed on location in Blackpool.  Guitarist Sam Thompson explains the band’s intent:

“This songs means a lot to us” explains Thompson of the new track “It’s literally about hanging in there when times get bad. At one point when we wrote this record there was a three month period where I was homeless. I had three big bags for all my stuff and had no idea where I was sleeping most nights. The song is an accurate depiction of his life at that point. It’s something that, if you go through, you will make sure never happens again.”

Watch the video below.

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Me Vs Hero Launch App to Promote New Album / Announce Tour

Blackpool, UK pop punk band Me Vs Hero have taken a slightly different approach to promote their upcoming new record I’m Completely Fine, due to drop on September 1st via Banquet Records. The band have launched a game, available on iTunes and the Google Play Store, which as you complete a level, released another album track for preview. As you complete the game, the entire album will be available for streaming.

The band are also embarking on an autumn headlining tour, supported by fellow UK punks ROAM. Full dates available below.

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Me Vs Hero Post Video, Announce UK Tour Dates

Me Vs HeroBlackpool, UK based pop punks Me Vs Hero have posted a new video for their track Opposites, which is taken from their upcoming full length, I’m Completely Fine due for release on September 1st. The album, almost 4 years in the making and not without it’s challenges was put together by the band themselves, and front man Sam Thompson had this to say about the process:

“This album nearly ended Me Vs Hero numerous times. What started out as a joke two years ago paraphrasing Alan Partridge’s immortal line – ‘yeah I’m completely fine’ – actually became too literal for us. In the end we recorded it ourselves, from vocals in a council estate high rise, to guitars in a rubbish filled garage. It wasn’t a pretty sight, it certainly wasn’t comfortable and it was hugely hit and miss. We don’t expect people to feel sorry for us, we know people got bored of waiting for us, some people will love what we’ve done, others won’t. We started this record four years ago; we’re just happy it’s finally coming out.”

Check out the video for Opposites and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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