Released 3rd June 2013
With the release of ShowbizHeroes debut self-recorded (in a greenhouse?!?!) album to be released next month, ShowbizHeroes show us exactly what you can do with an old Compaq Desk pro and some ripped off recording software!
If you haven’t heard of Showbizheroes before, they define themselves as “Four mates from TOWIE, not cool, totally spray tan free and only wear scarves when it is cold and they are outside. Leaving aside the style and concentrating on the substance… Good melodies, loads of hooks and changing dynamics to create catchy indie pop music.”
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‘Sinner is flipping brilliant!!!’ – NME Radio
‘Short and sweet with a hook laden centre that won’t fail to snare all!’ – Room Thirteen
‘Sinner is Awesome!!!’ – BBC Essex
‘More hooks than the National Portrait Gallery!’ – With Guitars
If you could live your life by one of your song lyrics, what would it be?
This one is easy, ‘On the town I’m a Sinner’ I’m pretty sure we would all like to be but some of us never get the chance!
Why record your album in a greenhouse? Who even comes up with the idea of putting a recording studio in a greenhouse?!
When you have nowhere to record and no money to go into proper studios you’d be amazed at the places you would try and lay down a record… I’ve currently been laying down ideas on my iPad on the train to work in the morning!!!
You’re trapped in a lift with one other band/artist. You get talking to them and they ask if you want to collaborate with them. Which band/artist would it be and why?
Well if ‘collaborate’ is code for something else then Girls Aloud, failing that it would have to be Ladyhawke, her two albums have been great and it would be really good for us to all come up with some stuff together.
Did you ever think “we should go on The Xfactor”? Why/why not?
Think we would go down like a f**ked lift on X Factor… Actually believe it or not I can’t comment, I have never seen X Factor ‘proper’. I’ve only ever watched one of the first episodes with the auditions, it was pretty funny!
If you weren’t in a band, what would you be doing right now?
We wish we were only doing the band, but to answer your question, Nick would be further up in the government, Dan would be helping RBS get out of debt, Austin would be doing exactly what he is doing now and I would be insuring more planes.
Who comes up with the lyrics to your songs? Are they based on anything or made up of rhyming words that sound good. “Lying in my bed, wishing I was with you instead” etc…
Nick comes up with all the lyrics, normally on the spot or within a few runs of the song, it’s pretty amazing to watch… There is a rumour that all our tunes are about one girl (hope that’s his wife lol).
Picture the scene. You come home after a gig. It’s late at night, you’re tired, you’ve just finished a curry and you’ve fallen onto the sofa. The light comes on, someone screams. It’s not your house. What’s going through your mind?
How did my key work in their front door? I had a very similar experience to this at Glastonbury once in a tent… It was like the scene in ET when that kid first comes face to face with ET!
If you were the opposite sex for a day, what would be the first thing you do? (The real first thing.)
Touch my boobs….. That was the FIRST thing I thought. Second thing, get down the gym and hit the changing rooms!
What do you look like first thing in the morning? (Pictures accepted.)
I’m too scared to look… I’ve seen Austin a few times in the morning while we have been on tour, he’s is certainly not a morning person!
For more ShowbizHeroes:
Released 2nd July 2013
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2013 SiriusXM ‘emerging artist of the year’ will be joining the warped tour in July!
“Each time this band hits the stage they elevate their game.”
– Jeff Leake, SiriusXM
US Tour Dates:
May 21 – Ottawa, ON – Café Dekcuf *
May 22 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion *
May 23 – Guelph, ON – E-Bar *
May 24 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog *
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe *
May 28 – London, ON – APK Live *
May 29 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge *
May 30 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwells Music House *
May 31 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s *
June 1 – St Catharines, ON – Mansion House *
June 5 – Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern * LIVE 105 “Presents”
June 6 – Moncton, NB – Tide And Boar *
June 7 – Charlottetown, PEI – Hunter’s Ale House *
June 8 – Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar (Nicky Zee’s) *
June 12 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
June 13 – Calgary, AB – Palomino Social Club
June 14 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s
June 15 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
June 18 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
June 20 – Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
June 21 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis
July 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – Canada Day Celebrations (Prince Arthur’s Landing)
July 6 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #
July 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center #
July 12 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
July 18 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center #
July 19 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills #
July 20 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre #
July 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park #
July 23 – Kansas City, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater #
July 24 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater #
July 25 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood #
Aug 2 – Dallas – TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion #
* w/ Gloryhound
# Warped Tour
For more Poor Young Things
Released May 14th 2013
Kisses are Los Angeles-based pop project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson.
Up All Night
The Hardest Part
At The Pool
Having Friends Over
05/10 Seattle, WA – Barboza*
05/11 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
05/12 Portland, OR – Holocene*
05/13 Sacramento, CA – Midtown Barfly
05/14 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop**
05/16 San Diego, CA – The Griffin
05/17 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
05/18 Tucson, AZ – Playground Tucson
05/19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
06/13 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival (Cascine Showcase)
06/19 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
* = w/ Trails and Ways
** = w/ Astronauts Etc, Sister Crayon
For more from Kisses:
Released May 6th 2013
Honningbarna (Norwegian for Honey Children) are a Norwegian punk-rock band just out of their teenage years.
Their live shows are hailed to be one of the most thrilling in Norway.
As someone who doesn’t speak a word of Norweigan, the album certain makes for interesting listening. Nevertheless this is certainly an excellent album.
Video for Fuck Kunst (Dans Dans)
Vocalist Edvard Valberg certainly has some dance moves that could compete with Ed MacFarlane from Friendly Fires.
Honningbarna will be playing The Great Escape festival 16th – 18th May, as well as various UK and Ireland locations later on in the year.
For more Honningbarna, including tour dates, visit their website http://honningbarna.no/