SYNOPSIS: A worldwide epidemic has killed most of the planet’s population. The few survivors struggle to find food and shelter. But they are not alone. On her way back from a scavenging mission, Juliette (Brittany Ashworth) has a terrible accident. Stuck in her car, with a broken leg, in the middle of an unforgiving desert, she must survive the perils of the post-apocalypse, while a strange creature prowls around.
Iconic New York hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult have announced a UK tour for February 2019, which includes a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 22nd February.
Over their four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time, with a repertoire including the hits ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Burning For You’.
Following their highly-acclaimed performance at last year’s Stone Free Festival, which saw the band play their eponymous debut in full, Blue Öyster Cult will play eight dates, starting in Norwich on February 21st and finishing in Manchester on the 1st March.
Supporting will be acclaimed blues rockers The Temperance Movement. Since formation in 2011, the band have made a huge impact with three studio albums including their most recent A Deeper Cut, which includes the latest single ‘Caught In The Middle’. The band are also a renowned live entity having honed their craft opening up for the likes of Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, Feeder and The Rolling Stones.
Full tour dates can be found below.
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT TOUR DATES 2019
21/2 – UEA, Norwich
22/2 – Eventim Apollo, London
23/2 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
24/2 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
26/2 – O2 Academy, Leeds
27/2 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
28/2 – St Philips Gate, Bristol
1/3 – Academy, Manchester
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 27th July and will be available here.
‘Heart To Love’ is the stunning new single from Passenger, available to stream today and as an instant grat with pre-orders of the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter’s new album ‘Runaway’, which is released on August 31st on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl.
“’Heart to Love’ is a song I’ve tried to record a few times and for whatever reason it just wouldn’t work,” says Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg. “Finally we’ve recorded it in a way that it sounds exciting and how I always imagined it. It’s a simple song really, about trying to find the right person, which is probably something that everyone can relate to.”
The song’s evocative video was shot on Las Vegas’ famous Strip by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng during a three-week road trip the pair undertook earlier this year, filming promos for every track on ‘Runaway’.
‘Heart To Love’ is the second single to be lifted from ‘Runway’, and follows the Radio 2 playlisted lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, which has received over 14 million streams across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
‘Runaway’ is released on CD, Vinyl LP and download with Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Deluxe Digital formats available that include Live Acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America. Pre-order the album now and instantly receive four tracks – both singles plus title track ‘Runaway’ and ‘Why I Can’t Change.’
Passenger’s 2016 album, ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’ entered the UK charts at No.1, ahead of Bruce Springsteen, and the subsequent tour saw Rosenberg play his largest headline tour to date with a total audience of over 1.4 million across 29 countries, including playing to over 13,500 people at Amsterdam’s ZiggoDome. Passenger will support the release of ‘Runaway’ with an extensive world tour, beginning in Edinburgh on August 29th with a sold-out show at Queens Hall. His dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton are also sold-out. Support on all UK dates comes from Lucy Rose.
Passenger is one of the most successful UK artists of this decade, a streaming phenomenon who has had well in excess of a billion streams on Spotify. The video for his Ivor Novello Award-winning single ‘Let Her Go’ has been viewed almost two billion times. The single reached No.1 in 19 countries, with the accompanying album ‘All The Little Lights’ achieving platinum or multi-platinum status in 11 countries.
‘Runaway’ finds Passenger embracing the epic: the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American. “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.”
As well as the Las Vegas-set promo for ‘Heart To Love’, three other ‘Runaway’ videos are available to view now: lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, shot in the epic landscapes of a series of National Parks; the sublime ‘Why I Can’t Change’, which is seeped in influences such as the Traveling Wilburys and early Fleetwood Mac; and album title track ‘Runaway’, which features Rosenberg running through spectacular locations including Death Valley and Monument Valley, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and New York’s High Line. All tracks are also available as instant grats with album pre-orders.
July 26 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
July 28 LL Bean Summer Series, Freeport, ME, USA
July 29 Newport Folk Festival, Newport – RI, USA
Aug 2 A Summers Tale, Luhmühlen, Germany
Aug 4 Ronquières Festival, Ronquières, Belgium
Aug 5 Dranouter Festival, Belgium
Headline European Tour:
Aug 29 Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug 30 Glasgow, Barrowlands*
Sept 1 Dublin, Vicar Street
Sept 2 Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sept 4 Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5 Birmingham, O2 Institute (SOLD OUT)
Sept 8 London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Sept 9 Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15 Munich, Tonhalle
Sept 17 Zurich, Volkshaus
Sept 18 Milan, Alcatraz
Sept 21 Copenhagen, VEGA
Sep 22 Stockholm, Göta Lejon
Sept 24 Berlin, Astra
Sept 26 Amsterdam, AFAS Live (SOLD OUT)
Sept 27 Cologne, Live Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 29 Antwerp, Trix (SOLD OUT)
Sept 30 Paris, YOYO
*Moved from O2 ABC Glasgow
Headline North America Tour:
Oct 13 Nashville Cannery Ballroom
Oct 14 Atlanta Buckhead Theatre
Oct 16 Washington 9.30 Club
Oct 18 New York Brooklyn Steel
Oct 19 Boston Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)
Oct 21 Montreal Corona Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 23 Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 25 Minneapolis First Avenue
Oct 27 Denver Gothic Theatre
Oct 30 Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Oct 31 Seattle Showbox @ The Market
Nov 2 Portland Crystal Ballroom
Nov 4 San Francisco The Fillmore
Nov 6 Los Angeles The Belaboo
South Wales born singer Hannah Grace has today released the emotional and captivating video for her single ‘Oh River’ out now on Never Fade Records.
Filmed on the streets of London and Manchester, and directed by Hannah Grace alongside Bee Happy Productions, the video finds members of the public answering the question, “If you could relive or change any moment in your life, what would it be?”
It provokes some really moving answers; from the moment people fell in love, to the deaths of loved ones, people’s reflections on family life, personal achievements and many other beautiful stories.
‘Oh River’ is a song about appreciating the world around you, as Hannah explains, “Oh River is a song about reminding yourself to be present in the moment – especially when you are with the people you love.”
She continues about the video, “I wanted this music video to feature real people and to highlight the beauty in both the big and small moments in life. I was so overwhelmed with how open and honest people were with us. I’m so grateful to everyone who shared their amazing stories.”
The result is a touching and highly emotional piece that truly captures the sentiment of this beautiful ballad.
Releasing ‘Oh River’ earlier this year, Hannah made jaws drop with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 to share her stunning voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV programme, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.
No stranger to high profile supporters, last year Hannah even caught the attention of Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”.
Already turning heads across the world with her amazing voice and beautiful song writing, ‘Oh River’ marks the first taste of Hannah’s forthcoming debut album and the start of many more exciting announcements to follow.
Brighton singer/songwriter Josh McGovern has today released his brand new single ‘Weight’.
The new single is a beautifully haunting piece of dark alt-folk/Americana addressing mental health. The song features the breath-taking vocals of Josh pairing with spine-tingling harmonies alongside lush string and brass sections. The expansive yet intimate sound is reminiscent of the songwriting work of Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen.
Regarding the new song Josh says, “Weight is the most black and white thing I’ve ever written. It’s a stark survey of the end of love and my mental health – the bits no one wants to talk about. I’m not the best at talking about that stuff, but so many people struggle with the same situations. I think it’s important to have songs that people can relate to, I wouldn’t be half of who I am without the beautiful music of my peers.”
Josh draws inspiration from influences as eclectic as traditional Irish folk music to Nick Cave and he produces deeply emotive tracks that exude the poetic facets of his legendary contemporaries. Having grown up listening to artists such as Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, Josh was drawn to writing deeply moving and easily connectable songs, and by studying the melodic attributes of these luminaries, has developed his beautiful style of song writing.
‘Weight’ is Josh McGovern’s first release of 2018 and he returns after wowing critics last year with his unique and intoxicating voice discovered in his debut single ‘The Devil Below Me’ and the follow up ‘Love Left Lost’.
Now with the release of ‘Weight’, Josh McGovern is set to make even an greater statement this year with his distinctive and intriguing sound.
“An accomplished, intriguing new talent” – The Independent
“A breathtakingly unique voice that is absolutely captivating” – Indie Shuffle
Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist She Makes War has released her new single ‘Devastate Me’, taken from her upcoming album Brace For Impact. Pre order the album here.
A blend of raucous guitar and infectious vocals, ‘Devastate Me’ is an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives, from stalker exes to the hysterical screeching of Twitter.
She Makes War mastermind Laura Kidd comments “It’s about photography as a reflex, the way people overshare online and how when we die our online profiles just stay there. The internet is amazing – I’ve built my career using it, but it can be so awful.”
Simultaneously scintillating and scathing, the track is an infectious dose of punk-infused pop with a conscious message. The track is taken from her upcoming album, Brace For Impact, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Direction Of Travel.
On her new record, up steps a femme fatale who slays with words of passion over ruthless action. Embarking upon a voyage of self-discovery, her songs stay close to hand-crafted journals packed with stickers and photographs, sparks of lyrical imagination and inspirational notes, simultaneously slaying with killer riffs.
“After finding myself in a happy relationship after a long period of sadness, this record enabled me to ruminate and find ways of creating beauty where there was once pain.” Kidd says. “I’m the strongest I’ve ever been because of all I’ve been through.”
The album naming decision was as dramatic as the music itself, coming after she broke her foot moments before supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre. With barely enough time to visit A&E, a face full of glitter and steely resolve, she performed a slew of summer festival sets and a BBC 6Music Marc Riley session sporting a fetching knee crutch.
“Having my mobility stolen from me was exhausting and depressing. I’d come up with the album title while driving on tour, daydreaming about what it must be like to be in a high-speed car crash”, she recalls. “After struggling through the summer with that phrase in my mind, then finding it written in the venue toilets at the end of a tour in Brighton, it just had to be the album title. It couldn’t have been more apt.”
She Makes War has built a strong following, having played over 600 shows in the UK and Europe and receiving extensive online acclaim plus support from BBC 6 Music. Her last album Direction Of Travel earned plays from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Chris Hawkins, Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe, as well as John Kennedy at Radio X and Alex Baker at Kerrang.
A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.
Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.
She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour this October. Tickets go on sale Mon 23rd July and will be available via shemakeswar.com. Full dates can be found below.
SHE MAKES WAR UK TOUR DATES
18/10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19/10 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20/10 – Manchester, Castle Hotel
23/10 – Leicester, Firebug
24/10 – Norwich, Epic Studios
26/10 – Sebright Arms, London
27/10 – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
31/10 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 14-15, 20-22, 27-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3.
Tickets can be purchased at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out, including the exclusive R.I.P. Tour, the After 2pm Day/Night Combo Ticket with optional Universal Express™ add-on, choice of Frequent Fear Passes and must-have Universal Express pass.
Following are the various tickets options:
• All-new R.I.P. TourGroups of up to 12 can scare in style with all-new R.I.P.
Tour featuringexclusive experiences with a VIP guide, trolley transportation, valet parking, a gourmet buffet dinner and drinks plus unlimited Universal Express privileges tomazes and attractions.
• After 2 p.m. Day/Night ComboExperience the park’s popular daytime attractions, including
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” DreamWorks Theatre Featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.”
• Multi-Night PassesChoose from an array of Multi-Night Passes. Visit
Ultimate Fear Pass–Allows guests to scare every single night of the event.
2 Nights of Fear Pass – Allows guests to scare for two select nights.
• Universal Express™The in-demand Universal Express pass enables guests to
enjoy one-time express access to mazes, attractions, Terror Tram experience and new Jabbawockeez hip hop performance.
“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.
Following is a partial list of this year’s wicked line-up, with more maze news to be announced soon:
“Stranger Things,” based on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed television series
“The First Purge,” based on Universal Picture’s blockbuster thriller
“Trick ‘r Treat,” based on the Halloween cult classic directed by Michael Dougherty
“The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series
The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”
Terror Tram featuring the return of serial killer clown, Hollywood Harry
In addition to this year’s maze line-up, Hollywood Harry, the notorious serial killer clown that terrorized Universal’s famed backlot, returns as the host of this year’s Terror Tram.
In anthological fashion, “Terror Tram: Hollywood Harry’s Dreadtime Storiez” will take unwitting guests on a frightening journey through five demented tales, featuring vicious dog-faced men, inbred cannibals, creepy clowns,sadistic scarecrows and a terrifying torture factory where nightmares come to life.
Unique to Universal Studios Hollywood, the Terror Tram enables “Halloween Horror Nights” guests to walk along an area of the famed movie and television studio, where such sets as the Psycho House and the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller and Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, are located.