DELAYED DEPARTURE reveal the ‘Consequences’, on 22nd January

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Alt tunesmiths ‘Delayed Departure’ unleash their explosive new EP ‘Consequences’ through all stores and platforms on Friday 22nd January.

Hampshire quintet, Delayed Departure are poised to climb through the ranks of the Brit-rock scene with their heartfelt brand of melody-drenched rock. Pulling together an alternative edge with throbbing guitar rhythms and alluring emotive vocal lines, pitched with considered dynamics, the alt-rockers draw from a range of areas, but they have a particular affection for You Me At Six, Paramore and Don Broco. The end result is something that will captivate and ignite.

Formed in 2013 by old school friends and guitarists Charlie Bluck and Jamie Hooks, the duo soon recruited Steven Kedge on drums and vocalist Mike Harland to elaborate on their sound. However, the four piece really needed a genuine bassist to complete the band. By the end of the year, Ollie Drapper entered the fray and massively solidified the group. Through 2014, the band worked tirelessly on shaping their live set, whilst continually playing a plethora of shows throughout the South.

This year the band hit the recording studio to work on their new EP ‘Consequences’, and from top to bottom this record delivers. The EP brims with burly riffs and hooky cuts, glistening with classy melodies and thoughtful arrangements. From the anthemic guile and contagious beatings of ‘Ocean’, to the pounding assault and dynamism of ‘Choices’, the alt-rockers wield a deft ability for solid melody and have unveiled a killer EP that is sure to steer the five piece to giddy heights in 2016 and beyond!

-DELAYED DEPARTURE RELEASE ‘CONSEQUENCES’ ON FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY THROUGH ALL STORES-

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‘1968’ arrives on 15th January via Black Bow Records,

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BRIT RIFF BEASTS RELEASE 1968 NEW EP!

Fuzzy riff lords ‘1968’ blast their way to the forefront of the UK scene with their blistering self-titled EP out on Friday 15th January, via Black Bow Records and available through all digital platforms.

Although approximately 17,000 moons have passed since 1968 drew to a close, in 2013, the year 1968 was resurrected in the form of a band—a band who craftily fed from select recordings made in that year, as well as pulling influence from the heavier sounds produced later into the 70’s. The result is a retro outpouring of furious drums, throat-shaking bass-lines, bone-rattling riffs, and above all else, vocals that dance all over the top like fire spitting tornados.

The band were ignited two years ago when guitarist ‘Sam Orr’ and vocalist ‘J.R.’ met online and began talking about ideas regarding a more contemporary sound that still encapsulated aspects of what they admired from the heavy, psychedelic rock born back in the late 1960’s. The pair enlisted Tommy Drury to provide the engine for the band’s rhythm and the trio began to kick out the jams, but soon realised they needed a fully fledged bassist to achieve the sound they truly desired. Up stepped ‘The Bear’, a mountain of a man armed with four beefy 15” speakers. Drawing from his influences, stemming from Red Fang to Grand Funk Railroad, The Bear stamped his place within the camp immediately.

As a unit, 1968 thunder their way through material written with riffs, groove and cascading oceans of space noises coupled with copious amounts of fuzz. Powered by EL34 valves, Irish whiskey, Diesel, leathers and boots, 1968 are here to stay and they show no signs of stopping. With a brand new self-titled EP set to be unleashed in January, this record will devour you whole. The opening riff of ‘Marauder’ pounds at you like a wolf at your door – there’s just no denying this beast of a track. The swagger and Zeppelin-inspired groove of ‘Green Sails’ is next up, and hits you with an intoxicating riff assault and immense refrain served up by the industrious J.R. The closer, ‘HMS Conan’, is a fitting conclusion with its high velocity fused stoner rock that is an enthralling journey through the dark corridors of Sabbath and early Soundgarden. 1968 just hate standing still, so look out for tour dates through the Winter and beyond.

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FOREVER STILL get ‘Tied Down’, on 15th January

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EUROPEAN HEAVY ROCKERS FOREVER STILL RELEASE FULL LENGTH ALBUM!

Fast rising Euro heavy rock crew ‘Forever Still’ prepare for launch with their stunning debut album ‘Tied Down’, out Friday 15th January through all stores.

Forever Still are a completely honest and emotional in-your-face heavy rock band with no excuses. The band’s wide array of brooding beats, atmospheric electronic textures, and stocky guitar riffs, all compliment vocal powerhouse Maja Schønning’s emotionally revealing lyrics, which range from soft lullaby tones to scathing and aggressive full throttle screams.

Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, and consisting of Maja Schønning and Mikkel Haastrup, the band have built a large following by delivering breath-taking shows fuelled by a consecutive level of very high quality releases – this is no small feat, especially for a truly DIY band with no major backing.

In 2013, Forever Still released their debut EP “Breaking Free” to extensive critical acclaim and widely toured the record throughout Scandinavia. The following year the band returned to the studio to record the first of three EPs that now make up their full-length concept album ‘Tied Down’. The record grapples with a glut of personal issues stemming from depression, anxiety, and worthlessness, through to perseverance and recovery. The first EP picked up glowing reviews, as did the second record entitled ‘Save Me’. The sophomore EP was released in April 2015 and Forever Still undertook a hugely successful European tour, which saw the rocksters headline their first run of UK dates.

Having returned from their latest tour, the band hit the studio again to lay down tracks for their third and final chapter in the EP trilogy. Forever Still now unleash their eagerly awaited debut full length album “Tied Down”, which is set to drop in January, followed by extensive European touring.

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DARK SKY PARK announce ‘Follow Me’ on 8th January

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YORKSHIRE ALT ROCKERS DARK SKY PARK RELEASE NEW EP THIS WINTER….

By echoing luminaries such as Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age, taking a helping of Black Sabbath and a nod from Ziggy Stardust, Dark Sky Park are primed to break out in 2016 with the national release of their new EP ‘Follow Me’, which hits all stores on Friday 8th January.

Born on a hot winter’s night in a rooftop pool in Tenerife, Sheffield’s Dark Sky Park were formed in 2013 and are quickly gaining a reputation for doing things a little differently. With a keen affection for brooding atmospherics, heavy stoner-esque vibes and hooky vocal lines, Dark Sky Park boost a sound that is engulfing and packed with groove and raw power.

Featuring Debbie Bilson (Vocals), Ainsley Stones (Guitar), Hannah Jasper (Drums), and Aidan Hall (Bass), Dark Sky Park have been wooing audiences throughout the North since their inception. Now with a head of steam behind them, the alt-rockers are set to nationally release their brand new EP ‘Follow Me’.

The EP’s namesake starts proceedings and soon burrows itself deep into your pores with its unshakeable hypnotic groove which calls to mind both ‘Queens Of The Stone Age’ and even fellow hometowners ‘Arctic Monkeys’. As the record unfolds it takes you on a seedy voyage of introspective rock that flirts with stoner mood swings and is laced with dark undertones. With tour dates on the horizon in support of the EP, Dark Sky Park are ripe to hit the national scene and rise in 2016.

|| DARK SKY PARK RELEASE ‘FOLLOW ME’ ON FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY 2016 THROUGH ALL STORES AND OUTLETS ||

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