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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British blues rockers The Thinking Men are currently having their latest EP, “Queen Of The Ravens”, streamed over at Never Enough Notes ahead of their July 30th release date!
When asked recently about the EP title, which is also the name of the lead single, the band said:
“We enjoy delving into the darkest recesses of man’s mind, a place that remains hidden from the majority of the world. What you tend to discover is that emotions, such as love, often have many faces, some of which are a lot darker and more sinister than the popular societal conception of love would lead you to believe. So, ‘Queen Of The Ravens’ is about dispelling popular myths concerning love by highlighting its potential to psychologically torture.”
The full EP can be streamed here - http://www.neverenoughnotes.co.uk/2016/06/nen-exclusive-the-thinking-men-preview-new-ep-streaming-queen-of-the-ravens-in-full/
The Thinking Men were formed by Johnny Raspin (guitar and vocals) and Ronnie Smith (lead guitar). As a duo they began writing and performing together, but were soon joined by Sarah Raspin (keyboards & backing vocals), Matt Rowe (drums & backing vocals) and Duncan Samwell (double bass). Described as “Gritty and seductive bluesy rock” by The Blue Walrus, this exciting Norwich quintet have been working hard cultivating and maturing their sound accumulating in their latest offering. They have carved out a somewhat unique sound, harking back to the swinging 60’s, but with a contemporary, modern feel. Channelling inspiration from the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Doors and Jack White the band have seen their popularity grow and have built up a steady following locally, often selling out venues.
The Thinking Men have become reputable for their eccentric, unpredictable and theatrical live performances that simply enthral and captivate their audiences with infectious, foot stomping anthems that reverberate throughout the auditorium. A must see live act that doesn’t disappoint, from the first note to the final chord! They began attracting more attention in 2013, picking up Future Radio’s Next Big Thing award.
While building their scintillating live reputation, the band have also produced a number of self-releases. Most notably their 2014 EP, “Ululate”. Which was mastered by Joe Laporta of Sterling Sound (The Killers, Foo Fighters & Imagine Dragons). They also continued to get busy on the live circuit; scoring spots on a number of festivals, including The Secret Garden Party, VW Whitenoise, Symmetry & Red Rooster. Elsewhere, the band racked up support slots with Molotov Jukebox (fronted by Game of Thrones actress Natalia Tena), The Weeks, Doors Alive & Kill It Kid. Their most recent home town show in Norwich at the famed Norwich Arts Centre was a sold out affair.
All of which has led to their latest release; “Queen Of The Ravens EP”! In support of the new record, the quintet are set to hit the stage again this summer. With a slot at Festival Too, one of Europe's largest free festivals, and a support with The Wonderstuff. It’s an exciting moment for The Thinking Men. Time to come along for the ride!
Following the critical success of Twenty88, a musical collaboration with R&B artist Jhené Aiko, global superstar Big Sean will be joining Rihanna and DJ Mustard on a live tour across Europe and performing at festivals including V, Pukkelpop and Wireless over Summer.
Big Sean has an undisputed reputation as one of the best performers and artists of his generation, blending pop and hip hop seamlessly to create chart topping hits with the likes of Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Big Sean released his third album 'Dark Sky Paradise' last year. The release debuted at #1 and is registered platinum, with an incredible 7.5million singles sold worldwide.
The Anti Tour with Rihanna
17th June - Amsterdam, Netherlands
21st June - Dublin, Ireland
24th June - London, UK
25th June - Coventry, UK
27th June - Glasgow, UK
29th June - Manchester, UK
2nd July - Oslo, Norway
4th July - Stockholm, Sweden
7th July - Hamburg, Germany
13th July - Milan, Italy
15th July - Nice, France
17th July - Frankfurt, Germany
19th July - Lyon, France
21st July - Barcelona, Spain
23rd July - Lille, France
26th July - Prague, Czech Republic
28th July - Cologne, Germany
30th July - Paris, France
2nd August - Malmo, Sweden
5th August - Warsaw, Poland
7th August - Munich, Germany
9th August - Vienna, Austria
12th August - Zurich, Switzerland
16th August - Berlin, Germany
10th July - Wireless Festival, London, UK
18th August - Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
19th August - Blockfest, Tampere, Finland
20th August - V Festival, Stafford, UK
21st August - V Festival, Chelmsford, UK
Experimental post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance are pleased to announce their 10 year Anniversary tour. The tour which takes place in 19 dates across UK and Europe, will be similar to their recent 10 Year Anniversary US run, that featured their vocalist, Tilian Pearson, but also the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will all share on performing select songs.
"After unintentionally neglecting UK and EU for years, we are coming back at full force to celebrate the band's 10 year anniversary with every singer combination the band has ever had. Each show will be a celebration of every era of the band all in one night." says founding member and guitarist Will Swan.
Tickets on sale 10 am Wednesday 11th May
The new live album, 'Tree City Sessions' is a collection of 12 fan favourites spanning their 10 year career. It was recorded live in the band's home-town of Sacramento, CA and is now available for pre-order on MerchNow and iTunes.
Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The band has gone on to release six LP's with Rise Records, the last five of which charted on the Billboard Top 200.
FULL TOUR DATES:
Thu 3-Nov UK Oxford O2 Academy2
Fri 4-Nov UK Brighton The Haunt
Sat 5-Nov UK Birmingham Institute3
Sun 6-Nov UK Southampton Engine Rooms
Tue 8-Nov UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 9-Nov UK Newcastle O2 Academy2
Thu 10-Nov UK Manchester Sound Control
Fri 11-Nov UK Glasgow Garage
Sat 12-Nov UK Leeds The Key Club
Mon 14-Nov UK Cardiff The Globe
Tue 15-Nov UK Bristol The Fleece
Wed 16-Nov UK London Underworld
Fri 18-Nov Germany Cologne Underground
Sat 19-Nov Germany Hamburg Headcrash
Sun 20-Nov Germany Berlin Musik & Frieden
Tue 22-Nov Germany Munich Strom
Wed 23-Nov Germany Frankfurt Nachtleben
Fri 25-Nov Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
Sat 26-Nov Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo
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