TURBONEGRO UNVEIL NEW VIDEO!

TURBONEGRO have returned with a brand new song and an excellent new video to go with it.

The brilliantly-titled ‘Hot For Nietzsche’ was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Ana, California and directed by Rick Kosick of Jackass and classic skatemag Big Brother.

You can buy ‘Hot For Nietzsche here.

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Formed in Olso in 1989, Turbonegro’s most recent album is Sexual Harassment, their first to feature former DUKES OF NOTHING frontman Tony Sylvester, released in 2012.

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THE POP GROUP REISSUE CLASSIC ALBUM!

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THE POP GROUP have announced the reissue of their classic and long out-of-print second album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?

Released through Freaks R Us on Friday 19 February, the vinyl version of the album will come packaged with eight giant original artwork prints on four double-sided posters, while the CD format will include smaller versions of all the posters.

Originally released in March 1980 on the band’s own Y label, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? spent twenty weeks in the UK Indie chart, peaking at number one.

The release will be accompanied by a reissue of the Bristol post-punk provocateurs’ infamous single ‘We Are All Prostitutes’ c/w ‘Amnesty International Report’ both digitally and on limited edition 7-inch coloured vinyl in the original sleeve artwork. Originally absent from For How Much Longer…, ‘We Are All Prostitutes’ is also now included on the new album release.

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The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart says: “Context is crucial. At the time, The Pop Group were playing multiple rallies and benefits across Europe from Scrap SUS to Aid for Cambodia to our final blow out at the 500,000 strong Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament rally in Trafalgar Square.”

The band have set up a PledgeMusic campaign, offering exclusive and limited memorabilia in exchange for pledges.

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RETURN OF THE KING!

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Hackney ska-punks THE KING BLUES have announced their return with confirmation of a support slot on ENTER SHIKARI’s February UK dates.

The two bands became friends after playing together several times in the past, before The King Blues announced their separation in 2012. Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds says “The King Blues are such an important British band, with music influenced by many different genres and cultures, and lyrics that represent and reinforce the people. It’s great to have them back.”

The King Blues – featuring the line-up of Itch, Jamie Jazz and Fruitbag – join fellow support The Wonder Years as Enter Shikari’s Mindsweep Tour hits the following cities….

THUR 18 FEB – GLASGOW – O2 Academy
FRI 19 FEB – EDINBURGH – Corn Exchange
SAT 20 FEB – NOTTINGHAM – Capital FM Arena
MON 22 FEB – BOURNEMOUTH – International Center
TUES 23 FEB – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena
THUR 25 FEB – MANCHESTER – Victoria Warehouse
SAT 27 FEB – LONDON – Alexandra Palace

Get your tickets here.

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HALLELUJAH! THE RETURN OF THE DEXATEENS!

Alabama quintet THE DEXATEENS have announced the arrival of their long-awaited sixth album with this redneck-baiting video.

‘Old Rebel’ is taken from Teenage Hallelujah which is due for release via Cornelius Chapel Records next Spring. It’s their first release since the Sunsphere EP two years ago.

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Fusing Southern rock with garage punk, The Dexateens were formed by guitarist Elliott McPherson in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, releasing their debut album on Estrus Records in 2004. Mid-period releases saw them indulging in mellower alt.country fare, but recent reports have found them very much back on scorching form.

Guitarist Lee Bains III has since formed LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, while bassist Matt Patton has been shared with DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS.

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AYE! SPANISH BLUES!

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Spanish garage-blues trio GUADALUPE PLATA breeze in for a rare UK date next week.

Formed in the Andalusian town of Ubeda in 2006, guitarist Pedro de Dios, drummer Carlos Jimena and bassist Paco Luis Martos recently headed for Hackney to record with Liam Watson at his famed Toerag Studio. The results can be heard on their self-stitled album released  through Everlasting Records.

Guadalupe Plata return to Hackney to play The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston, London on Tuesday 1 Dec. Support comes from THE BONNEVILLES with a DJ set by BIG JOE LOUIS. Get your tickets here.

Check out the video for ‘Milana’.

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EDDIE SPAGHETTI – PASTA CARING!

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Don’t forget that this Saturday 28 November, London hosts a very special benefit for SUPERSUCKERS frontman EDDIE SPAGHETTI, who’s recently undergone gruelling surgery and treatment for throat cancer.

Although the treatment was successful, Eddie and his family could still do with our help while he recuperates.

Taking place at Islington’s legendary Hope & Anchor venue, the night features electric sets from THE BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS, TRAVIS CUT and RUBBERLEGS, plus acoustic performances from URBAN VOODOO MACHINE’s PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL, SARAH PINK and legendary VIBRATORS frontman KNOX.

Kicking off at 8pm, tickets are £7 in advance (available here) or £10 on the door. Dig deep!

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NORTHEAST CALLING LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

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The Northeast punk scene may have been rocked by the recent tragic deaths of Tony Van Frater and Dickie Hammond, but proof positive that Northeast punk’s not dead comes with the announcement of next year’s Northeast Calling festival.

Taking place once again at Newcastle’s Northumbria University on 1 October, you can expect sets from SHAM 69 (Pursey, Parsons, Treganna, Guy line-up), ANGELIC UPSTARTS, UK SUBS, RUTS DC, G.B.H., CHELSEA, GIMP FIST, DIRT BOX DISCO, THE FIEND, IN EVIL HOUR, CRIMINAL MIND and NO THRILLS. Earlybird tickets priced £25 (plus booking fee) are available now here.

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CURE EURO TOUR!

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THE CURE have announced a major European Tour for Autumn 2016. It’s their first such tour since 2008.

It kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on 7 October and winds up with two UK dates, at Manchester Arena on 29 October and Wembley Arena on 1 November.

The band’s last album was 2008’s 4:13 Dream. They haven’t revealed whether there will be a new one to coincide with the dates.

Full dates and ticket links are below.

OCTOBER

07
HELSINKI Finland
Hartwall Arena
Presale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Onsale : Monday 30-Nov-15 @ 10 am CET
Ticket link : www.lippu.fi

09
STOCKHOLM Sweden
Ericsson Globe Arena
Presale : 26-27 Nov-15 @ 9am CET
Onsale : 30-Nov-15 @ 9am CET
Ticket link : www.axs.com

11
OSLO Norway
Spektrum
Pre-sale : Wednesday 25th November 10AM to Thursday 26th November 3PM
On-sale : Tuesday 1st December 9AM CET
Ticket link : http://www.billettservice.no/event/479173

12
GOTHENBURG Sweden
Scandinavium
Presale : 26-27 Nov-15 @ 9am CET
Onsale : 30-Nov-15 @ 9am CET
Ticket link : www.ticnet.se

14
COPENHAGEN Denmark
Forum
Presale : 26-Dec-15 @10am CET
Onsale : 1-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : http://www.billetnet.dk/event/FOR1410L…

17
HAMBURG Germany
Barclaycard Arena
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Hamburg : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16253

18
BERLIN Germany
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Berlin : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16254

20
LODZ Poland
Atlas Arena
Presale : none
Onsale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : www.livenation.pl

22
PRAGUE Czech Republic
O2 Arena
Pre-sale : 24-25 Nov-15 @ 10am CET http://www.livenation.cz/
Onsale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 10am CET www.ticketportal.cz

24
MUNICH Germany
Olympiahalle
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Munich : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16255

26
VIENNA Austria
Marxhalle
Pre-sale : none
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 9am CET
Tickets : http://www.oeticket.com/tickets.html…

27
BUDAPEST Hungary
Papp Laszlo Sports Arena
Pre-sale : none
On-sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : www.livenation.hu

29
BOLOGNA Italy
Unipol Arena
Pre-sale : none
On-sale : 24-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Tickt link : www.ticketone.it

30
ROME Italy
Palalottomatica
Pre-sale : none
On-sale : 24-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Tickt link : www.ticketone.it

NOVEMBER

01
MILAN Italy
Mediolanum Forum
Pre-sale : none
On-sale : 24-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Tickt link : www.ticketone.it

04
BASEL Switzerland
St. Jakobshalle
Presale : 25-Nov-15 @ 8am CET
Onsale : 26-Nov-15 @ 8am CET
Ticket link : www.ticketcorner.ch

06
STUTTGART Germany
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Stuttgart : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16256

08
LEIPZIG Germany
Arena
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Leipzig : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16257

10
COLOGNE Germany
Lanxess Arena
Pre-sale : Starting Wednesday 25-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
On sale : 27-Nov-15 @ 09:00 CET
Cologne : http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16258

12
ANTWERP Belgium
Sportspaleis
Presale : none
Onsale : 27-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : www.proximusgoformusic.be
Dutch: http://www.proximusgoformusic.be/nl/event.php…
French: http://www.proximusgoformusic.be/fr/event.php…

13
AMSTERDAM Holland
Ziggo Dome
Presale : none
Onsale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : www.ticketmaster.nl

15
PARIS France
AccorHotels Arena [ex Bercy] Presale through Alias site : Wednesday 25th November – 10am (local time)
Venue presale (Accorhotels Arena) : Thursday 26th November – 10am (local time)
On sale : Friday 27th November – 10am (local time)
Presale : LINK TBC
Tickets : http://www.alias-production.fr/artistes/the-cure/

17
LYON France
Halle Tony Garnier
Presale : none
On sale : Friday 27th November – 10am (local time)
Tickets : http://www.alias-production.fr/artistes/the-cure/

18
MONTPELLIER France
Park&Suites Arena
Presale : none
On sale : Friday 27th November – 10am (local time)
Tickets : http://www.alias-production.fr/artistes/the-cure/

20
MADRID Spain
Barclaycard Center
Presale : 01-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Onsale : 03-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : http://www.livenation.es/artist/the-cure-tickets

22
LISBON Portugal
MEO Arena
Onsale : 28-Nov-15 @ 11am CET
Ticket link : http://ticketline.sapo.pt/evento/12322

24
BILBAO Spain
BEC
Presale : 01-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Onsale : 03-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : http://www.livenation.es/artist/the-cure-tickets

26
BARCELONA Spain
Palau St Jordi
Presale : 01-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Onsale : 03-Dec-15 @ 10am CET
Ticket link : http://www.livenation.es/artist/the-cure-tickets

29
MANCHESTER UK
Manchester Arena
Pre-sale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 9am UK time
On-sale : Friday 27-Nov-15 @ 9am UK time
Ticket link : BOOKINGSDIRECT.COM

01
LONDON UK
The SSE Wembley Arena
Pre-sale : Thursday 26-Nov-15 @ 9am UK time
On-sale : Friday 27-Nov-15 @ 9am UK time
Ticket link : BOOKINGSDIRECT.COM

 

 

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STEVENSON ROCKS IT!

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Punk guitar legend JAMES STEVENSON takes time out from his various projects to play a rare London solo show next month.

Starting out in CHELSEA as a teenager, Stevenson went on to hook up with Billy Idol, Tony James and Terry Chimes in the revamped GEN X, before joining HOT CLUB with Glen Matlock. Since then he’s had stints with KIM WILDE, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL, THE ALARM and WILLIE NILE, with numerous session credits to his name.

More recently he’s been touring with THE CULT, INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS – with Matlock, BLONDIE drummer Clem Burke and former TWENTY FLIGHT ROCKER Gary Twinn – and Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti’s BOWIE project HOLY HOLY. He released a solo album Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over last year.

Stevenson plays The Water Rats, Kings Cross with his WEST LONDON ALLSTARS on Thursday 17 December, with support from THE REBELLES and SPIZZOLOGY. Tickets are £7 and you can get them here.

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THE GANG’S ALL HERE!

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Fast-rising young psych-rockers GANG have a new single out next month.

The double A-side ‘Animalia’ c/w ‘Breath Before Death’ is being released digitally via Corner Shop Pop on 11 December, with a limited edition 7-inch following on 15 January. You can pre-order it here.

Listen to ‘Animalia’.

The band have a London show with KAGOULE at Power Lunches, Dalston on 25 November.

Initially from Kent but now based in Brighton, the band’s guitarist/singer Eric and drummer Jimi are the sons of Irish punk/rock guitar legend BERNIE TORMÉ.

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“MINE’S A DOUBLE!” SAYS RICKY WARWICK!

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THE ALMIGHTY and BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman RICKY WARWICK has announced the release of not one, but two new albums next year.

When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) is a full-on rock’n’roll album, while Hearts On Trees is a stripped back acoustic affair. Featuring several special guests, including STIFF LITTLE FINGERS’ Jake Burns, Ginger Wildheart, Andy Cairns of THERAPY? and Richard Fortus of PSYCHEDELIC FURS, they’re being released as a joint double-album by Nuclear Blast on 26 February.  You can pre order them on iTunes and as a limited edition gatefold double-vinyl LP, on green or clear vinyl. The CD and download versions feature eight bonus tracks.

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As previously announced, Ricky and his band THE FIGHTING HEARTS will be supporting Stiff Little Fingers on their UK tour during February and March. They play….

25/02/16 Oxford – Academy
26/02/16 Portsmouth – Pyramids
27/02/16 Exeter – Phoenix
28/02/16 Cardiff – University (Solus)
01/03/16 Wolverhampton – Robin 2
02/03/16 Leamington Spa – The Assembly
04/03/16 London – Forum
05/03/16 Northampton – Roadmenders
06/03/16 Bristol – Academy
08/03/16 Cambridge – Junction
09/03/16 Norwich – Waterfront
11/03/16 Nottingham – Rock City
12/03/16 Leeds – Academy
14/03/16 Aberdeen – Garage
15/03/16 Inverness – Ironworks
17/03/16 Glasgow – Barrowland
18/03/16 Newcastle – Academy
19/03/16 Manchester – Ritz

Get your tickets here.

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LONDON SHOW FOR BRIAN JAMES!

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THE DAMNED and LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH legend BRIAN JAMES rocks back with  a very special London show and a new single!

Taking place on Friday 29 January at the capital’s fabled Hope & Anchor in Islington – where The Damned filmed their infamous ‘New Rose’ clip – the gig celebrates forty years of punk and is dubbed Year Zero Special accordingly. Organised by promoters Rockaway Beach, support comes from RAGE DC and tickets are priced £12, available here.

It’s been a very active year for James. He appeared in Wes Orshoski’s acclaimed Damned documenatary Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead?, while his latest album the Guitar That Dripped Blood getting rave reviews throughout the press. A limited edition coloured vinyl edition released for Record Store Day sold out in double quick time, but fear not! Another run will be made available to coincide with the gig. In the meantime, you can get the CD here.

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James also has a limited edition single out this month in the Easy Action Records Singles Club series. The vinyl 7″ features ‘Walkin’ ‘Round Naked’ from The Guitar That Dripped Blood backed with a version of the Damned classic ‘Born To Kill’ and comes with a postcard signed by the man himself. Get it here!

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3 HAPPY VALENTINES FROM THE GODFATHERS!

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THE GODFATHERS have announced details of their annual St Valentine’s Day Massacre gig next year. They’ll also be playing a couple of special warm-up shows in Manchester and Birmingham.

A longstanding Godfathers tradition, the St Valentine’s Day Massacre show will take place at The Garage, Highbury, London on Saturday 13 February. They’ll be supported by special guests, post-punk legends DEPARTMENT S and Southend’s EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID. Get your tickets here.

The gig will preceded by shows at The Star & Garter, Manchester on Thursday 11 February (tickets) and The Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath, Birmingham on Friday 12 February (tickets).

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HELP STEEL PULSE TELL THEIR STORY!

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UK reggae legends STEEL PULSE are to be the subject of a new documentary film. And fans are being invited to contribute to the making of it.

Directed by filmmaker Yoni Gal and produced by Gal with Oscar-nominated producer Mike Lerner, Dreadtown follows the band from their origins in Handsworth, Birmingham in the mid-70s through their US success during the 80s and 90s and beyond.

Narrated by Hollywood star Danny Glover, the film will feature interviews with a diverse cast of interviewees including Burning Spear, Aswad, UB40, John Lydon, Billy Idol, Rita Marley, Gwen Stefani, Matt Groening, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis and more.

The band, together with Gal and Lerner, have launched an Indiegogo campaign offering a number of incentives for fans to contribute to the completion of the film, which is due for release at the end of 2016.

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Watch a teaser for Dreadtown.

Check out the major new interview with Steel Pulse’s David Hinds and UB40’s Robin Campbell in the new edition of Vive Le Rock!

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KIM SALMON TURNS OUT NEW SINGLE!

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Australian punk icon KIM SALMON has unveiled a new two-track single, a first taste of his forthcoming solo album due next year.

Recorded in his home city of Perth, ‘Already Turned Out Burned Out’ “pays homage to the optimism and punk spirit of THE NEW YORK DOLLS” while its B-side ‘Pathologise Me’ recalls Berlin-era LOU REED.

You can check both songs out – and buy them – from his Bandcamp page.

The solo album Script is due out in March 2016.

Charging out of Perth with THE SCIENTISTS during the original punk era, Kim Salmon has been an active and exciting presence on the Australian music scene ever since, with the likes of THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE SURREALISTS and ANTENNA. His recent projects have included the acoustic duo DARLING DOWNS with Ron Peno from DIED PRETTY, and KIM & LEANNE with Scientists drummer Leanne Cowie.

Salmon has played reunion gigs with various Scientists during the past year. European and US Scientists action has been mooted for 2016.

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THE WHO: BY THE BOOK!

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In a celebrations of THE WHO’s 50th Anniversary, London’s Cockpit Theatre is playing host to several of the iconic rockers’ biographers and critics.

The Who Writer’s Literary Event is being staged by Streets We Ran and Merc Mod Shoes on Saturday 21 November from 12 ’til 6pm and brings together eight writers, each speaking for thirty minutes in a Q&A format with an interviewer on the chosen subject of their book, giving the audience rare insights into one of the most important bands the world has ever seen.

The attending writers (and their books) are….

Richard Barnes (The Who – Maximum R&B)
Tony Fletcher (Dear Boy – The Life of Keith Moon)
Mark Blake (Pretend You’re In A War: The Who And The Sixties)
Peter ‘ Dougal ‘ Butler (Full Moon)
Chris Charlesworth (The Who: The Illustrated Biography, Pete Townshend: A Career Biography and The Complete Guide to the Music of The Who)
Ben Marshall (The Who – 50 Years : The Official History)
Ian Snowball (Keith Moon : There Is No Substitute Due out 2016)
Simon Wells (Quadrophenia a Way of Life – Inside the Making of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film)

Tickets are priced £15 and are available here. The Cockpit Theatre is in Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH.

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APPLE TREE BRANCH OUT!

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Fast-rising Colombian garage-rockers APPLE TREE make their first visit to the UK this month with four shows in London.

The band, who formed in Bogota in 2012 and have been likened to PAVEMENT and DINOSAUR JR, issued their second EP Stand Out Of My Sunlight late last year. You can get it here.

Check out the video for ‘Subterranean Gardens’.

Apple Tree play….

15 November – New Cross Inn, New Cross
21 November – Stags Head, Hoxton
23 November – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden
2 December – The Islington, Islington

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