News: ALLUSONDRUGS announce August headline tour

Ever since I saw them supporting Enter Shikari at Portsmouth Pyramids last year, I’ve been following the progress of Yorkshire band ALLUSONDRUGS pretty closely.  Their music has a unique grungey-shoegaze sound which has seen them receive coverage from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Radio 1.  You can watch one of their more popular music videos for the track I Should Have Gone To Uni here:

However, it appears that the band will no longer be performing under the name ALLUSONDRUGS.  A band spokesperson explained:

The Allusinlove Organisation hereby wish it to be known that these engagements shall be the full and final musical undertakings of the entity known as Allusondrugs. Please await further communications on this situation in the coming weeks for details of future works.

Does this mean the band will be changing their sound, as well as their name?  Well it seems likely that ALLUSONDRUGS will be testing a number of new tracks on their August headline tour, which head in a more focused direction away from their more low-fi origins.  It will be interesting to find out how these tracks are received by their audience.

Here are their tour dates, supported by the London alternative/indie band Massmatiks (except for dates marked with an *).

  • 3/8 – Black Heart, London
  • 4/8 – Boileroom, Guildford
  • 5/8 – Lady Luck, Canterbury
  • 6/8 – Humber Street Sesh, Hull*
  • 7/8 – Joiners, Southampton
  • 8/8 – Underground, Plymouth
  • 9/8 – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
  • 10/8 – Firebug, Leicester
  • 11/8 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton*

Are you heading out to see ALLUSONDRUGS on their tour?  What do you think of their music?  Tell me what you think on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments below.

News: Chasing Cadence announce new EP and July tour dates

Chasing Cadence, a Herefordshire alternative rock five-piece, have announced that their next EP will be released this September.  The EP, Destroy Something Beautiful, includes their latest track Dear Life, and the official video is below.

If you’ve been to any gigs recently you might have seen these guys perform, as they’ve supported quite a few bands including Taking Back Sunday, Don Broco and Glamour Of The Kill.  Chasing Cadence have also appeared at Download Festival, Camden Rocks and Takedown Festival.

Plus, if you’re a fan of wrestling you’ll recognise the track from the opening credits of TNA Xplosion Wrestling.  They played the opening slot on the recent TNA arena tour, performing at Wembley Arena, Manchester Arena and Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.

The EP consists of five tracks, which combines raw alternative rock with electronic elements. I’ve listened to a few of their tracks and I really like the sound of this band so far.  I’m not alone in thinking that either: Chasing Cadence have received coverage and airplay from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Scuzz TV, among others.

Ahead of the release of Destroy Something Beautiful, the band are heading on tour across England.  The dates are below:

  • 13/7 – The Old Blue Last, London
  • 22/7 – The Square, Harlow
  • 23/7 – The Blueberry, Norwich
  • 24/7 – The Tubman, Hastings
  • 6/8 – SummerFest 2016 at The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

Chasing Cadence are also playing an EP release show at The Black Heart, Camden, on September 29th. Tickets are available from the band’s merch store.  I’m not close enough to any of these venues to drop in, unfortunately, but if you’re close by to any of these venues I’d recommend checking them out.

What do you think of Chasing Cadence? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments below.

News: The Lion and The Wolf joins PJ Bond on tour

Last November, over on Scene Better Days, I reviewed the first full length album by The Lion And The Wolf, Symptoms.  I really enjoyed that album, and ever since I’ve been waiting to hear more from the artist, real name Thomas George.

I was therefore very pleased to hear that Isle of Wight based The Lion And The Wolf is hitting the road in the UK and EU this summer, in support of American singer/songwriter PJ Bond.

Now, I know that The Lion And The Wolf is less heavy than the bands I usually talk about here on altrocklife, but every so often it’s nice to kick back and relax with some chilled acoustic music.

Speaking of the tour, George said: “I am thrilled to be heading out on a two week tour of our fair isle with the excellent PJ Bond.  These will be my last UK shows for quite a while as I begin the final stages of recording my second record.”

To make the most of The Lion And The Wolf’s last live shows for a while, check out the rest of the dates on the tour below:

  • 3/7 – Blissfields Festival, Winchester
  • 4/7 – House Show, Southampton
  • 5/7 – The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
  • 6/7 – JT Soar, Nottingham
  • 7/7 – Brew Dog, Leeds
  • 9/7 – Gwdihw, Cardiff
  • 10/7 – 2,000 Trees Festival
  • 11/7 – 1 in 12 Club, Bradford
  • 12/7 – Banshee Labrynth, Edinburgh
  • 13/7 – Nerd Hutch, Newcastle
  • 14/7 – Star and Garter, Manchester
  • 15/7 – 80 Days Bier Haus, Hull
  • 16/7 – The Guilded Quill, Lincoln
  • 17/7 – The Quadrant, Brighton
  • 19/7 – Veg Bar, London

What do you think of The Lion And The Wolf and PJ Bond?  Let me know on Facebook or Twitter.

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