Following their breakthrough debut album, dubbed “one of the year’s best” by Kerrang! Magazine, and a packed-out headline tour across the UK, Vukovi have revealed a thought provoking new video for their single, ‘Weirdo’, and confirmed UK headline tour dates beginning in May, and festival appearances.
“This video is about raising awareness to the victimisation and cultural impact that bullying, and more specifically cyber bullying, has on young people in today's digital age,” frontwoman Janine Shilstone explains.
"The idea came after chatting to numerous fans at our shows and learning about the hell they go through at school because they like "weird music" or dress differently. They would tell me that our music made them feel like they fit in somewhere and our shows were a place to meet like-minded people.
The girls featured in our video have all been victims of cyber bullying at an extreme level, and for them to be a part of this is not only courageous but a massive fuck you to the people that made them feel the way they did. If these girls can stand up and do it, we all can. And if this video makes any one victim not feel alone, then we've done our job.
I want people to embrace their quirks and be proud that they don't fit the mould. Embrace the weirdo in you. #weirdo4lyf”
Watch ‘Weirdo’ here - https://youtu.be/0u0yMynjIEw
March 2017 saw the long-awaited release of Vukovi’s debut album receive rave reviews. Heralded as “a Vuk-ing brilliant debut” and awarded 5K’s by Kerrang! Magazine, who then saw frontwoman Janine immortalised in Ray Zel’s iconic Pandora comic strip, whilst Rock Sound dubbed it “packed with more fizz and colour than a bath bomb in a vat of Irn-Bru”. ‘Vukovi’ is out now via LAB Records and available to order here - http://vukovi.tmstor.es/.
Vukovi will tour the UK through May and June with special guests Press To Meco on the dates below, as well as festival appearances at Slam Dunk, Reading & Leeds, 2000 Trees, Truck, Y Not and Belladrum.
Tickets are available here - http://www.vukovi.co.uk/live/.
5 London, Scala (Facedown)
24 Edinburgh, The Mash House
26 Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks
27 Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival Midlands
28 Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival North
29 Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival South
31 Southampton, Joiners
1 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
2 Norwich, Open
5 Guildford, Boileroom
7 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
7 Cheltenham, 2000Trees
21 Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
28 Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
4 Inverness, Belladrum Festival
26 Reading, Reading Festival
27 Leeds, Leeds Festival
Vocals - Janine Shilstone,
Guitars - Hamish Reilly,
Bass - Jason Trotter,
Drums - Colin Irving.
Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour. UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH – LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age”, which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views. The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
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Scottish rock outfit Vukovi announce their self-titled debut album, due for release this March 10th via LAB Records, with a full UK headline tour beginning March 10th at Glasgow’s King Tuts.
Frantic and explosive, the new music video for lead single and album opener ‘La Di Da’ erupts into a snake-infested frenzy in seconds. “I wanted the video for ‘La Di Da’ to be a representation of my subconscious”, frontwoman Janie Shilstone says. “Almost like watching what a satanic, schizophrenic nightmare would look like.”
“At first I was terrified and when David, the owner, turned up with this see-through box. I totally froze when I saw her, though David assured me that she'd never bit or tried to strangle anyone before!
Her name was Honey, a 6ft Boa Constrictor, and after 20 mins of stroking her I finally plucked up the courage to hold her. I completely fell in love. She slithered down my left arm and rested her head on my hand, it was so therapeutic. There was one shot where I lay down and got her to slither along my body and she beautifully went behind my ear and then up towards the camera.”
Watch ‘La Di Da’ on YouTube - https://youtu.be/lXPM8nXR3Z8
Partly inspired by the Joker and Harley Quinn (from Batman) relationship Janine was obsessed with as a comic book loving teen, “the song portrays an abusive relationship unbeknown to the victim,” says the singer. “There are a lot of emotions throughout the song. There’s vulnerability, and there’s resistance. It took time to come together, and it had to live on the back burner for a while. But one night I gave in to the niggling that kept demanding I go back to it. I remember the moment it came together; me and Hamish (Reilly, guitars) in my flat drinking pretentious cocktails, laptop, tiny amp, guitar…” Incessantly giddy, intoxicatingly catchy; the end result more than rewards the toil.
Vukovi’s self-titled debut album is the definitive snapshot of their Technicolor wonder to date. They demand your attention. Produced by longtime collaborator Bruce Rintoul – “nobody pushes me quite like Bruce” says Janine – its twelve songs take in themes of individuality, drug abuse, depression and suicide. “The record might sound quirky,” says Janine. “But there are many darker notes in there…”
Tracks like ‘Prey’ see Shilstone digging deep into personal experience (“it’s about a time in my life where I thought I’d met my knight in shining armor – but he fucked me up even more) and the sublime ‘I’m Wired’, Janine’s favourite song on the record (“I wrote it trying to describe being in a relationship with severe depression and trying to express that you need that person even though you don’t show it most of the time”).
There’s introspection here, yes. There’s beauty, sure. But there are songs like ‘And He Lost His Mind’ too, which is as fun as rock music has ever allowed itself to be. A big, bouncy, neon daubed earworm that bores itself into your brain and gobbles up on your serotonin. Then there’s ‘Boy George’, a former single with a guitar sliced through it like a chainsaw through a piñata. And, if you’re going to call a song ‘Bouncy Castle’, chances are that it’s not going to be an acoustic weepy. Vukovi truly excel here, coming on like Paramore span around and around and around until they’re very dizzy and just about ready to hurl up something… wonderful.
Pre-order Vukovi’s self-titled debut album via LAB Records here - https://vukovi.tmstor.es/.
Championed by the likes of Kerrang! Q Magazine, NME, Rock Sound, Clash, The Skinny and BBC Radio 1, Vukovi’s reputation as a colossal live band saw them opening for America’s hot new things Highly Suspect late last year, as well as festival appearances at Download, T In The Park, Hard Rock Calling, Live at Leeds, British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park and many more. Catch their UK headline tour this March 2017 on the dates below. Tickets are available here - http://www.vukovi.co.uk/live/.
10 Glasgow, King Tut’s
11 Leeds, Key Club
13 Manchester, Sound Control
14 Bristol, The Louisiana
16 London, Boston Music Room
18 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
19 Aberdeen, Tunnels
Emeli Sandé to livestream first UK concert in support of 'Long Live The Angels' exclusively via TIDAL
Following the release of her long awaited second studio album, Long Live The Angels, TIDAL will exclusively livestream Emeli Sandé’s first U.K. concert in support of the release of her album on Tuesday 15th November at 9:00 PM GMT. The livestream will be available for replay as well, so fans worldwide can tune in at their convenience.
TIDAL members can watch “TIDAL X Emeli Sandé from London” live at TIDAL.com/EmeliSande and will find it available on replay thereafter.
Non-members can view a 1-minute preview of the performance and sign up for a complimentary trial HERE.
TIDAL’s commitment to connecting fans with their favourite musicians has spanned dozens of livestreams, thousands of ticket giveaways, and an extensive array of exclusive content – including: TIDAL X 1015, a star studded benefit concert; TIDAL X livestreams from Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Bon Jovi and more; exclusive albums such as Beyoncé’s LEMONADE, Rihanna’s ANTI and Usher’s Hard II Love; unique content including Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated documentary series, Rick Ross’ album annotations and more!
After a decade of hard work in the music industry, Scottish Alternative band Yashin have decided to bring their project to an end.
They will celebrate all of their achievements and their friendship together as a band and with their fans at 2 final shows before the curtain falls on 2016. The shows will take place at the Garage, London on Friday 25th November 2016 & the Garage, Glasgow Friday 2nd December 2016.
The band will be airing songs from all of their full-length albums and EP's, with some special guest appearances.
Over the years Yashin have been a force within the post-alternative Rock and Metal scene. However, with the music scene always moving towards 'the next big thing', it has been the undoing of not only Yashin, but many of their peers and heroes including Funeral for a Friend, Kids and Glass Houses, The Blackout, Glamour of the Kill, the list goes on...
These shows are a call to arms to Yashin fans to Stand Up and unite with the Renegades, come and party and hangout with the band!
"Thanks to everyone over the years for giving us the incredible gift of living a dream, we will be forever grateful. These are the final 2 shows for Yashin, one last ride! Our message as a band has always been "Stand Up and Make Yourself Count", come celebrate that and the music with us one more time." - Harry Radford
Yashin will be joined by With One Last Breath.
Friday 25th November - The Garage - LONDON
Friday 2nd December - The Garage - GLASGOW
Tickets available here: myticket.co.uk/artists/yashin
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