HEYROCCO CAP DEBUT UK TOUR WITH EXCLUSIVE XFM SESSION FOR JOHN KENNEDY ON 4TH NOVEMBER

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HEYROCCO came, saw and conquered on their first trip to the UK!

Not only did they play to a packed KOKO in London at the start of their debut tour – a tour that saw them playing to more sold-out venues around the UK – but they rounded it off with a return to the capital, and a session for the premier new music show on Xfm.

The session will be broadcast on 4th November 2014!

Looking every inch the rock stars that they look set to become, the HEYROCCO arrived for their Xfm X-posure session excited to meet key DJ John Kennedy, and as expected, they delivered a fabulous session.

John, who’s always a reliable musical weathervane of new talent, was hugely complimentary and supportive. We can’t wait to hear the session when it’s broadcast on 4th November!

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HEY ROCCO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MOM JEANS”;
PLUS XFM SESSION AND DEBUT UK TOUR

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LABEL – Vital Music
IMPACT DATE – 27th October 2014

HEYROCCO‘s songs cut to the heart of teenage thrills: young love, long summer days, and the little details that trigger all that emotion.

 

Their new single Mom Jeans encapsulates all of that – and it’s a perfect example of HEYROCCO’s brilliant balance of dark rock, short ‘n’ sweet pop tunes and young, breathless excitement.

It’s the follow-up to previous single Virgin – which was Kerrang! Track of the Week. Mom Jeans has won them radio recognition, too – they will be recording an Xfm X-posure session for tastemaker John Kennedy at the end of October as they complete their debut UK tour.

HEYROCCO are thrilling fans around the country right now, with sold out shows and a huge audience at London’s KOKO kicking off their first UK jaunt.

“…the angst-ridden grunge of Nirvana, while flecks of Pavement ensure a distinctly nostalgic flavour to these young guitar heroes.” – NME

“You know those perfect songs that soundtrack your summer of late nights, romance and hedonism? Well, HEYROCCO have just dropped one.” – Gigwise

Heyrocco’s new single launches us right into 90’s teenage movie nostalgia. Like these Southern sweethearts, we admittedly might not have been the coolest kids in high school—but at least we can pretend like we were while listening to some 90’s inspired rock and roll.” – NYLON

“… a darkly nostalgic vibe – worthy of, say, Radiohead’s much neglected ‘Pablo Honey’ full length.” – CLASH

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THE MINX’S NEW VIDEO DEBUTED ON LOUDER THAN WAR

 

The Minx are rocketing towards the launch of their new single, No Friends, and are clocking up some exceptional supporters of the brilliant power-pop song en route: Gary Crowley, John Kennedy, BBC Introducing – and repeated support from one of the world’s main punk sites: Louder Than War.

A strong supporter of The Minx since they began, Louder Than War have excitedly backed them as “the best new band in Manchester”, and were the perfect place for The Minx to launch their new video.

No Friends‘ video is a tone-perfect accompaniment to this bounciest of punk-pop songs: colourful, irreverent and – most of all – a ton of fun.

The band’s biggest headline show yet, at Ruby Lounge in Manchester on Saturday 23rd August, is set to be yet another sell-out for a band whose fanbase can’t get enough of their boisterous gigs!

JOHN KENNEDY GIVES THE MINX’S “NO FRIENDS” ITS NATIONAL RADIO DEBUT ON XFM’S X-POSURE!

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The Minx’s devastatingly bouncy new single No Friends, grabbed its national radio debut courtesy of tastemaker extraordinaire John Kennedy on his influential X-Posure show!

The Minx are the power-pop companions to the punky thrash of The Orwells, Palma Violets and Parquet Courts – snuggling up cosily with a shared sense of spirited, anything-goes fun…

The Minx are winning people over the hard way, gigging, recording top pop songs and then doing it all again!

Listen to John’s whole show here

YOU PERFORM XFM SESSION FOR JOHN KENNEDY

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Xfm new music champion John Kennedy loved YOU from the first time he heard their cracking debut single, In Halves.

He has become a true champion of the band – making them the X-posure big One, inviting them to play his club night in London, and to cap it all, he has just asked YOU to perform a live session on his Xfm show!

They didn’t let him down – it’s a cracking session – and the band even picked some tunes for John’s playlist live on the air!

Listen to the show here!

HEYROCCO FOLLOW ACCLAIMED FIRST SINGLE WITH “MELT”

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LABEL: Vital Music Group
IMPACT DATE: 1st Sept 2014

 

After their first free download, Virgin, sped to tens of thousands of plays via word-of-mouth in just a couple of weeks, HEYROCCO are stepping straight back into their new fans’ affections with their new single, Melt.

It’s another grungy and immediately catchy pop song from the South Carolina boys; it’s a wry song on a subject that… well, let’s say it’s one that many teenagers will have prematurely experienced.

And just as Virgin drew many flattering comparisons with rock giants of the early 90s – Melt shows off their ability to straddle the line between the twin thrills of killer melodies and fuzzy guitars.

Melt has been met with breathless praise from highly-respected sources:

“You know those perfect songs that soundtrack your summer of late nights, romance and hedonism? Well, HEYROCCO have just dropped one.” Gigwise

“Heyrocco’s new single launches us right into 90’s teenage movie nostalgia. Like these Southern sweethearts, we admittedly might not have been the coolest kids in high school—but at least we can pretend like we were while listening to some 90’s inspired rock and roll.” NYLON

” A darkly nostalgic vibe – worthy of, say, Radiohead’s much neglected Pablo Honey CLASH

HEYROCCO have the tunes, poise and musical chops to back up their sky-high ambition.

SOUTH CAROLINA’S HEYROCCO HAVE DEBUT SINGLE “VIRGIN” BACKED BY BOTH XFM’S JOHN KENNEDY & CLASH MAGAZINE

johnkennedy_Clash_HEYROCCO Two of the UK’s most renowned spotters of new talent, Xfm’s John Kennedy and Clash Magazine, have recognised HEYROCCO’s enormous potential and knack for writing huge, exciting rock songs.

John has made their new single, Virgin, the Xfm X-posure Big One, and Clash has premiered the single’s video.

The Xfm honour follows John’s debut play of the track, and the Clash article spots some sharp, positive comparisons with Radiohead’s debut release.

It’s just another sign that HEYROCCO are not merely another band – but ones to watch closely.

YOU STRONGLY TIPPED IN NME & SELECTED AS XFM’S XPOSURE TRACK OF THE WEEK BY JOHN KENNEDY!

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YOU have gained two enormous and influential backers in one day in the shape of both the NME and Xfm‘s John Kennedy!

The bands’ heads must be spinning a bit – first they opened this week‘s NME Radar section to discover that they have been given primary billing of new artists to watch.

 

The NME loved YOU’s ‘baroque pop’, praised the band’s coiling arrangements and were won over by singer Anna’s ‘otherworldly coo.’

If that wasn’t enough, they then turned on Xfm to hear that new single In Halves has been selected by enormously-respected DJ John Kennedy as his X-Posure Big One – which means they’ll be played on his Xfm show every day this week!

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John has been comprehensively won over by YOU, saying on his show, “I played it for the first time on Thursday. It’s been haunting me ever since…” and then tweeted, “Love the track! Playing it every single night this week!” 

Whatever next? Well, maybe enviable coverage like this should be expected, having followed on from being tipped by other notable spotters of talent, Tom Robinson and Simon Raymonde.

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YOU live:

16th May – John Kennedy’s X-Posure @ Tooting Tram and Social
May 7th – The Bedroom Bar, Rivington Street, London
1-3 August – Kendal Calling Festival

DEADBEAR selected for The Wire’s Wiretapper album

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Just a few days after Simon Raymonde and Eddy Temple-Morris gave him a spin on Xfm and Amazing Radio, upcoming producer DEADBEAR has found another prestigious fan in the form of highly-regarded underground/outsider music magazine The Wire.

DEADBEAR keeps finding key supporters who can’t wait to play his songs, including Mary-Anne Hobbs, as well as BBC Radio 1’s Jen Long and Ally McCrae.

The April issue of the magazine comes with their Wire Tapper CD attached – and DEADBEAR’s next single, Snow In Tokyo, gets its exclusive debut on The Wire’s CD, before its upcoming release.

THE MINX ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE (CAN YOU FIND) MY HEAD?

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IMPACT DATE: 9th December 2013
LABEL: Queen Street Records

Smiths legend Johnny Marr has thrown his support behind them, John Robb has named them “the best new band in Manchester” and having starred in Dr Martens‘ current advertising campaign, Manchester’s The Minx have announced their new thrill-a-minute single, (Can You Find) My Head?

 

Having scored radio play for their previous single from the likes of Steve Lamacq – who compared them to Buzzcocks and The Undertones – and being invited by Xfm to play their Spike Island event, The Minx are aiming higher than ever with their latest blast of power-pop.

And (Can You Find) My Head is accompanied by a brilliant new video; all scatter-gun visuals, kaleidoscopic colours and frenzied gig footage shot around Manchester on charity-shop Hi-8 cameras.

The band have just announced their biggest headline gig yet, at Sound Control on Saturday 7th December, to coincide with the single’s release – and having sold out every single show they’ve played in Manchester, it’s set to be another occasion for their rabid fanbase to pack out the venue and get stuck in to yet another raucous set from their favourite band.

Who are The Minx?
Chris Haddon – Vox / Guitar
Paul Robinson – Guitar / Vox
Steven Stuttard – Bass
Kieran McIntyre – Keys / Vox
Andy Evans – Drums

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