The Virginmarys, having recently returned from a successful US tour, have now confirmed a run of headline UK shows for June; the shows, including an appearance at the inaugural Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London, are in support of the Macclesfield trio’s latest studio album, Divides, set for release via Spinefarm Records on May 6th…
“This is an incredibly special tour for us!” says vocalist / guitarist Ally Dickaty. “The ‘Divides’ album tour!! It's going to be so great to get back in front of our home fans again, and really important to us to play some of the towns we've been wanting to come back to for so long. Our fans always do us proud, they are incredible.”
The band recently unveiled new track, Motherless Land, the video for which is about to be launched; the song – as with previous single, Into Dust – comes from the aforementioned Divides, a 12-track work laced with power, passion & outspoken energy, and produced by the legendary Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, etc.).
THE VIRGINMARYS UK TOUR + FESTIVAL DATES 2016
08/05/16 @ Deaf Institute, Manchester (headline album launch show)
09/05/16 @ Blackheart, London (headline album launch show)
05/06/16 @ Camden Rocks Festival, London. Tickets here.
13/06/16 @ Stereo, Glasgow
14/06/16 @ O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
15/06/16 @ Key Club, Leeds
17/06/16 @ Academy 2, Manchester
18/06/16 @ Stone Free Festival, London. Tickets here.
19/06/16 @ Thekla, Bristol
Swedish fuzz rockers Truckfighters are to unleash limited edition vinyl EP via Last Hurrah Records; preorders now available
BAND FICTION: Truckfighters were employed to wrestle with a Skania long-haulage truck and trailer
Treading the trenches of heaviness somewhere between Fu Manchu and Queens Of The Stone Age, to hear Truckfighters is to hear the sounds of the desert; it's in their wide open expanses, grand open grooves and dust-caked metal riffs. You can hear progression and imagination; a band bred on the California badlands, on sprawling vistas and parched wilderness. The dynamic trio however hail from Örebro. Unafraid to plough their own furrow, Truckfighters have forged ahead and spend months on the road touring the world. Closing in on four-hundred gigs across four continents (Europe, Australia, and North and South America), being in front of crowds, sweat-sodden and crazed is where they are happiest. It's why a Truckfighters show is such a wild, free-form, charged affair.
The band's forthcoming new full-length is slated for release next year and includes the track "The Chairman," hence "The Chairman Special Edition" EP. Delivering over thirty minutes of pure power fuzz, the EP features the title track plus three live tunes -- "Desert Cruiser," "Monte Gangano," and "Traffic" -- all recorded while on tour in Australia. Presented at 45 RPM for best sound quality on a multi-colored vinyl 12-inch, "The Chairman Special Edition" EP comes in a full-color sleeve and jacket limited to 500 copies worldwide and only available from Last Hurrah Records. The jacket cover artwork has spot UV gloss, spot PMS, and silver metallic ink designed by artist Lindsey Kuhn and comes in two different vinyl colors: Desert Sunset and Desert Sunrise, each a mix of opaque and translucent colors (250 of each color).
Preorders are now available for the Truckfighters "The Chairman Special Edition" EP courtesy of Last Hurrah Records at THIS LOCATION where you can also check out a video for the title track!
"The best band that's ever existed..."-- Josh Homme of QOTSA
(quote from the TRUCKFIGHTERS film)
"Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock." -- Metal Hammer
"...The power and charm to make society grind to a halt..." -- Kerrang!!!
"Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career's worth of shows..." --Terrorizer
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