Heyrocco don’t hang about.

Kicking off at the infamous Brixton Windmill, via a showcase Club NME gig at Koko, before shooting around a list of some of the UK’s most famous breakthrough-band venues, the band are jumping into the UK’s music scene with both feet.

And with highly-regarded backing from the likes of Huw Stephens, Clash Magazine, NYLON and the NME, attention should swiftly start to turn onto the South-Carolina trio as they unleash their punchy, grungy and finely-crafted songs over the next four weeks.


September 26: Brixton, UK @ The Windmill
October 1: Exeter, UK @ The Cavern Club
October 3: London, UK @ Koko (Club NME)
October 5: Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
October 6: Leicester, UK @ The Cookie Jar
October 8: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
October 9: Chester, UK @ The Compass
October 10: Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
October 11: Middlesbrough, UK @ Twisterella Festival
October 12: York, UK @ Fibbers
October 17: Stoke-On-Trent, UK @ The Sugarmill
October 18: Southampton, UK @ Unit (Club NME)
October 22: Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus
October 23: Newcastle, UK @ Head of Steam
October 24: Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s
October 25: Wolverton, UK @ Craufurd Arms
October 28th: London, UK @Hoxton Bar & Kitchen



Nate Merli (vocals and guitar), Christopher Cool (bass – and yes, that’s his real name!), and Taco Cooper (drums) first got together in a parent’s garage five years ago.

They quickly knew they were onto something, and – aiming to be the biggest, loudest rock band of their generation – they were just as quick to quit school and make it happen for real.

It’s a good job they did, because from the sounds of Virgin‘s wild melodies and cloudburst choruses, it looks like their hunch was right.

HEYROCCO’s first single from their forthcoming album Teenage Movie Soundtrack (due for release in March 2015) will be available as a free download (above) or here.

Like every good rock band, this South Carolina-bred trio’s dark pop tunes are about sex, rebellion and rock ’n’ roll.

They’re reminiscent of Mudhoney, Nada Surf, Dandy Warhols and Pavement; and they’ll sit right alongside Royal Blood, Drenge, Darlia and PEACE.

HEYROCCO will take their punchy, sprawling songs on a UK tour in October 2014.


SPACE release new single “Fortune Teller”; Announce New LP and 20th Anniversary

spacefortuneteller900ASKME -singles-button-smallIMPACT DATE: 3rd March 2014

90’s favourites Space are back, armed with a new single, album and UK tour with Republica to coincide with the band’s 20th anniversary.

Writing top oddball pop songs is no easy feat, but it’s something Space have been doing for two decades. Fortune Teller is their first single in a decade, and their signature quirky, up-beat pop is a welcome breath of fresh air.

“I’m keeping up with the mystic vibe!” says frontman Tommy Scott, who can’t wait to get back on the road and play the hits – and the new tracks –  to their many fans:

“When we tour, we love playing the old stuff, but I always knew I wanted to record some new material. We know the fans like to hear the old classics from our multi-million selling albums ‘Spiders’ and ‘Tin Planet’, but we wanted to give them something extra.”

The platinum selling band came to prominence in the mid-90’s with hit singles such as Female of the Species, Neighbourhood, Me and You Versus the World and The Ballad of Tom Jones.

Space reformed in December 2011 for a special one-off hometown show at the O2 Academy.

The show sold out in double-quick time and the response so positive that they decided to get back in the studio… and they’ve teamed up with fellow 90’s million-sellers Republica for a UK tour in March to coincide with the new single.

Says Tommy:

“It will be great to see all of the loyal Space fans who have supported us for years, and we’ve also noticed that we have a lot of younger fans out there who are just getting into our music.”

20th Anniversary tour with Republica:

Tue March 18th 2014 – GLASGOW King Tuts
Wed March 19th 2014 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Thu March 20th 2014 – MANCHESTER Academy
Fri March 21st 2014 – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy Liverpool
Sat March 22nd 2014 – COVENTRY Kasbah
Sun March 23rd 2014 – LONDON O2 Academy Islington




Manchester’s The Minx, hot on the heels from nabbing prime national radio play from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and via multiple spins on Absolute Radio – as well as huge regional support from the likes of Terry Christian and BBC Introducing – have announced a series of live dates on the same day that they’ve released their Hey! Mr Warden EP.

They’ve been thrilling full houses in Manchester for months. Now they’re taking their high-energy new-wave guitar pop on a jaunt around the north of England (albeit via Islington) before finally returning to play a homecoming gig –  their biggest Manchester show yet, at the hugely respected Deaf Institute on the 14th September.

Rebellion Festival – Thursday 8th August
Waves, Cleethorpes – Saturday 10th August
Manchester Sound Control Festival – Sunday 11th August
Sol Fest, Cumbria – Sunday 24th August
Death 2 Disco @ House Of Wolf, Islington, London – Thursday 12th September.
Deaf Institute, Manchester – Saturday 14th September

City Reign – Ahead of Ideas

Label: Car Boot

Impact Date: NOVEMBER 12 th 2012

Manchester indie-rock trio, City Reign, have announced the release of the first single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Another Step’. ‘Ahead of ideas‘ builds on the raw energy and exciting promise of their early demos, including ‘Making Plans’ which caught the ears of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq in late 2011.

The band teamed up with Manchester-based producer Sam Jones for the album, who took the band into Sacred Trinity Church in Salford to record. Jones chose the church for its natural reverb, which added more depth to the band’s classic guitar sound. City Reign’s vocalist and guitarist, Chris Bull, said: “I think we’re taking a risk with this single, it’s one of the most ambitious tracks we’ve recorded. The church was a great venue to record in and we have Sam to thank for that. We’re really happy with the rich and atmospheric sound we achieved on the album.”

Using the church as a venue wasn’t without its drawbacks, with the band once having to clear out in the middle of a crucial session recording the string quartet after realising that the church had been double-booked, allowing some confrontational locals to attend a memorial service.

City Reign are song-writing pair Chris Bull and Mike Grice with Duncan Bolton on drums. The album, ‘Another Step’, is due for release in early 2013 and you can catch the band at the following live dates in support of the single:

October 6th – The Deaf Institute – Manchester – Clash Magazine Launch w/ Jim Noir
November 2nd – Belushi’s – Edinburgh
November 3rd – Audio – Glasgow
November 7th – Viper Rooms – Sheffield
November 8th – Lomax – Liverpool
November 9th – Escobar – Leeds
November 20th – Pop In – Paris
November 22nd – Winstons – Amsterdam
November 24th – The Castle Hotel – Manchester

Check out the video for Ahead of Ideas below:

AM Supports Train on UK Tour

Artist: AM          Album: Future Sons and Daughters (Out Now!)        

Label: Naim Edge

myspace.com/amsounds            amsounds.com 


October 18 – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ Train)

October 19 – Forum, Waterford (w/ Train)

October 20 – Academy, Birmingham (w/ Train)

October 21 – ABC, Glasgow (w/ Train) – SOLD OUT

October 23 – Academy, Manchester (w/ Train)

October 24 – Academy, Bristol (w/ Train)

October 25  –  Shepherds Bush Empire, London – SOLD OUT

October 26 – Water Rats, London – **HEADLINE SHOW**

Hailed by Q Magazine as a ‘rare talent’, Los Angeles based AM arrives on these shore to support US band Train during their forthcoming UK tour. In addition to this AM headlines his own show at London’s Water Rats on the 26th October. Already he can boast support slots for French Electronica giants AIR, Charlotte Gainsbourg and the acclaimed Brazilian songwriter Caetano Veloso. His debut album Future Sons and Daughters was produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) in Elliott Smith‘s former apartment, and fuses a wide range of roots sounds; from 60s Bay area psychedelia to Brazilian tropicalia. To give you an idea of his musical influences he’s helpfully put together a mixtape, available from SoundCloud: www.bit.ly/AMmixtape     

With the album set for release on vinyl on October 25th, AM is offering gig-goers the chance to pick up a free autographed copy of the album on limited edition 180gram vinyl. To qualify, you need to buy 4 tickets for the show; then you can collect the record from AM at the show.

 Future Sons and Daughters is out now on Naim Edge.