- Peasant’s King sign to Visible Noise
Infectious indie/folk five-piece from Pontypridd sign to Visible Noise.
“They sound brilliant and they’re doing absolutely everything right, right now” – Huw Stephens
“They’ve been helped out by BBC Introducing and bingo! There they are on BBC Radio 1. That’s how easy it is if you’re good” – Fearne Cotton
“I bet that sounds amazing at the end of their gigs” – Greg James on ‘Antidotes’
Having come up with the name ‘Peasant’s King’ during trip to the cinema watching Robin Hood, these young gents are rich in local fans and are intensely proud of their Welsh roots. Having received a wealth of support from their hometown fans, ‘Antidotes’ from their second EP ‘When Four Walls Are Home’ was picked up unexpectedly by BBC Introducing in 2012, and the guys decided it was time to step up their game.
In 2013 Peasant’s King were invited to play the BBC Introducing sub-headline slot at Reading & Leeds (just before Dog Is Dead) and were thrilled to join Gabrielle Aplin as support on her UK tour that following November. Not only have the band spent the past year playing to their biggest audiences yet, they’ve also been in the studio non-stop writing and recording their eagerly anticipated debut album.
Having pricked the ears of Visible Noise label-head Julie Weir in late 2013, the band and label are now pleased to announce they will be working together on Peasant’s King upcoming releases. As the band reflect on a year of writing and recording, 2014 marks a new chapter as they merge with Visible Noise and gear up to release the music they’ve spent the past year creating.
Expect to hear more from this fierce band of brothers, as their fierce energy and sheer talent for song-writing is about to be all over your radar.
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- Salem Rages re-issue “Splinters” out now
Heritage hard core kids Salem Rages combine previous EPs into one re-issued release entitled “Splinters”, out now.
“You’ll get some splinters from what lies within”. This is the warning given from Salem Rages’ frontman Roman Remains, as he prepares audiences to take something away from this collection of their previous EP’s, fittingly entitled “Splinters” and released through Visible Noise this week.
The band are continually gaining the support of fans both native to their hometown of Liverpool and in the capital, as Vive Le Rock awarded the release a massive 8/10 in the same week the band were on the cover of Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito. The gloomy foursome also played the Bido Lito Halloween social alongside The Witch Hunt and continue to tour around the UK in promotion of the release.Posted 2013-11-06 17:22:51. Leave a comment
- Alt/Punk trio COLT 45’s re-issue album “Coughing Up Confessions” is OUT NOW
“The perfect way to celebrate the last 3 years for COLT 45”.
This is the way COLT 45’s drummer Adam Lewis describes the re-mastered re-issue of their previous EP’s entitled “Coughing Up Confessions” through Visible Noise.
Having received support from the likes of Kerrang!, Big Cheese, FRONT and Classic Rock in the past, the band are excited about the release and gearing up for a London show at The Barfly on 22nd November. Having had an exciting Summer of touring across the UK and surprise headlining Cockrock Festival after Wiley pulled out, the band are pumped to return to the capital to play alongside The Queen’s English and The Manic Shine. Alongside touring, the band are also gearing up to release their debut full length album early 2014 through Visible Noise.Posted 2013-11-06 17:13:05. Leave a comment
- Salem Rages announce re-issue “Splinters” for Halloween
Heritage hardcore kids Salem Rages set to combine EPs into one re-issued release entitled “Splinters” for Halloween release.
“Paper cuts, loans, thievery, blood, broken strings and 100% DIY commitment.” This is how Salem Rages front man Roman Remains describes the last few years of self-releasing their critically acclaimed trio of EP’s. Having signed to Visible Noise a mere two months ago, this morbid bunch are here to stay as they gear up to release a digital re-issue of their three previous EP’s on 4th November 2013, entitled “Splinters”.
Salem Rages are a punk rock band with a widescreen vision and hearts that blaze with rebellion and intense belief. Formed in Liverpool in 2011, this fearless band of black-hearts draw inspiration from classic American hardcore, the late 70′s new wave and early 80′s new romantic movements and the strong and subversive visual aesthetic of the finest cult horror and art-house films, resulting in an exhilarating and wickedly original new sonic concoction that they call Gloom Punk.
The band’s previous releases have included a limited edition white cassette tape and red flexi disc, combined with hand-drawn stickers, self-printed arm bands and unique artwork all created by the band themselves. This unique “DIY” approach will be at the centre of “Splinters” and the band are determined to infect the hearts and minds of fans with their raw Gothic sound.
Roman Remains, Salem Rages frontman and all round conceptualist speaks out about the band’s style saying it has been “delivered by souls of those who have grown up around the modern D.I.Y hard core scene”, yet their sound is happy to destroy and recreate; to disavow and reinvent; to contradict and contravene.
“Splinters” is out on 4th November 2013 and these hardcore whippersnappers warn fans they should prepare to “get some splinters from what lies within”.Posted 2013-09-18 14:55:25. Leave a comment
- Colt 45 sign to Visible Noise and announce release
“We play our own songs on our own f***ing instruments and we are three proud Cumbrians.”
These were the words of lead singer Neil Harper as Colt 45 took to the main stage at Cockrock Festival in Cockermouth two months ago. Having just finished their scheduled set, the boys were sweaty from legging it across packed festival fields to hop onto the main stage in replacement of UK Grime artist Wiley; who just 5 minutes prior had left the stage insulting the crowd two songs into his set. “It was amazing to get the opportunity to play to such an enthusiastic local audience,” says drummer Adam Lewis. “We loved every second of both our sets and can’t thank the organisers and people of Cumbria enough for wanting us to step in and headline at the last minute.”
As humble as they are determined, Colt 45 were still riding on the excitement of signing a record deal with Visible Noise the day before the surprise headline slot, and it’s certain this won’t be the last main stage these boys will play. Their electric live set, peppered with angst and raw intelligence is set to explode as the band prepare for the re-issue of their previously released EPs & live shows up and down the country.
The re-issue will include the hugely anthemic hits “Happiness Is A Dying Art” and “Everybody Will Let You Down” along with fully re-mastered versions of both Chasing Yesterday and Inside The Triangle. The band describes the release as – “the perfect way to celebrate the last 3 years for COLT 45.”, and Drummer Adam Lewis explains that “The tracks on the album have appeared on our last 2 EP’s and we’re extremely happy to be releasing them on one record which sums up the last few years of touring, writing and recording.”
Having recorded both previous EPs with Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout) and shared stages with Young Guns, Lower Than Atlantis and The Subways over the past couple of years; this release marks a brand new chapter for this badass trio of Cumbrian punks. Their signature rapid-fire rhythms, husky lead vocal and fine-tuned melodies will forever sit at the heart of COLT 45’s live performance, and it’s a sure thing these boys from up North are here to stay.
‘Coughing Up Confessions’ – out 4th November through Visible Noise
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- Your Demise announce split in March 2014
“We are truly very sorry to be letting our fans over the Atlantic down,” say the band of the tour cancellation. “It is with heavy hearts that we have found ourselves having to make the decision to pull out of the shows in Mexico, USA and Canada. Trust us, we are not a band that has ever made a habit of cancelling shows, let alone tours, so we have not made this decision lightly. We feel terrible for the disappointment this news will cause our fans in those countries, and we would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all of our transatlantic supporters, the show promoters, our stateside team and, of course, Rotting Out and Expire who both were set to join us on the dates. On a more positive note, Rotting Out will still be doing the West Coast portion of the dates around Rainfest, taking over from us as headliner. Stay tuned for another announcement with the specifics of this very soon.”Posted 2013-05-08 09:29:53. Leave a comment
- The Dead Formats To Support The Computers
The Dead Formats have announced that they will embark on a UK tour supporting The Computers this month. The shows will support the sextet’s sophomore record At Sixes And Sevens‘.
Not only this, but the band recently took part in a Maida Vale session, which will be aired on Mike Davies’ BBC Radio 1 Punk Show on the 30th April.
Tue 21st – NORWICH – The Waterfront Studio
Wed 22nd – LEICESTER – The Soundhouse
Thu 23rd – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow
Fri 24th – CHESTER – The Compass
Sat 25th – CARMARTHEN – The Parrot Bar
Sun 26th – DEVON – Coast Nightclub
Mon 27th – CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms
Tue 28th – BRISTOL – The Croft
Wed 29th – NOTTINGHAM – Red Rooms
Thu 30th – GLASGOW – Broadcast
Fri 31st – LIVERPOOL – Mello Mello
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Sat 1st – ALDERSHOT – West End Centre
Sat 7th – CHELMSFORD – The Loop (HOMETOWN SHOW)