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Showbizheroes – Tales From Behind the Curtain

Album Front Cover

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.”

To get a copy of ‘Tales from Behind The Curtain’ for a discounted price and half the album for free, sign up to their mailing list before the 3rd of June.

‘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!

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Poor Young Things – The Heart The Head The End


Released 2nd July 2013 

To listen to the album in full, Click Here

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

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Kisses – Kids in L.A. (Album)

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Released May 14th 2013

Kisses are Los Angeles-based pop project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson.

Track listing:

Up All Night
The Hardest Part
At The Pool
Funny Heartbeat
Air Conditioning
Having Friends Over
Adjust Glasses

Tour Dates:

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

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Honningbarna – Verden En Enkel (Album)


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


Drowning Pool – Resilience


Album Released 9th April 2013

Drowning Pool’s first success was “Bodies” released back in 2001. Now, 12 years later after 4 albums, they are back not only with their new album “Resilience”, but with new lead singer, Jasen Moreno.



1. Anytime Anyplace

2. Die For Nothing

3. One Finger And A Fist

4. Digging These Holes

5. Saturday Night

6. Low Crawl

7. Life Of Misery

8. Broken Again

9. Understand

10. Bleed With You

11. Skip To The End

12. In Memory Of (Bonus Track)

13. Blindfold (Bonus Track)

‘This Texan quartet has endured a revolving door of singers and yet manages to produce consistently killer albums with an unmistakable sound… His bark propels stompers… Drowning Pool proves resilient once again.’ – Revolver


To find out more about Drowning Pool, head to their website where you can also find their UK tour locations and book tickets.

Killswitch Engage – Disarm The Descent


Disarm the Descent released April 2 2013

After their long awaited return, and being hailed as “one of the most anticipated releases of 2013”, Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage are back with their new album “Disarm the Descent” as a follow up to their 2009 album, self-titled “Killswitch Engage.”

The album also sees the welcoming return of Jesse Leach after being away from the band for a number of years.



1. The Hell In Me

2. Beyond The Flames

3. The New Awakening

4. In Due Time

5. A Tribute To The Fallen

6. Turning Point

7. All We Have

8. You Don’t Bleed For Me

9. The Call

10. No End In Sight

11. Always

12. Time Will Not Remain


Their latest single from their album, “In Due Time”, is hard metal at its finest with nothing but good reviews across the internet from their major fan base.

To find out more about Killswitch Engage, head to their website where you can also find their US tour locations and book tickets.