2017 got off to a flying start for Astroid Boys, releasing new track Foreigners which is currently sitting at over 150,000 views on YouTube and things are looking to get even better as today Astroid Boys announce a string of UK live dates starting in April!
After gaining a big following on the underground scene since forming in 2012, rising rock/grime collective Astroid Boys, who hail from Cardiff’s CF10 area code, have partnered with Music for Nations (Sony) as the label’s first signing since being recently re-launched.
Comprising Traxx (MC), Benji (MC), DJ Comfort (DJ), Dellux (producer) and Big H (drums), Astroid Boys have created something new and exciting, which was the intention when co-frontman Traxx started the band in 2012, wanting to merge his past as a punk kid with his transition into grime in his late teens.
With the band sitting comfortably between grime and punk/hardcore, their sound fuses together multiple sub-cultures and perspectives—a growth that defines them less as a band and more as a voice for the youth. Not many artists can say they’ve supported Trash Talk and Deez Nuts, as well as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Skepta and Stormzy, but Astroid Boys have taken their live show to the urban and metal scenes across the UK. Along with an impressive list of tour supports under their belt, they’ve played at Reading & Leeds Festival, Download Festival and T in the Park, as well as festivals in mainland Europe, including Block Party Festival and With Full Force Festival in Germany.
28th April – Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
2nd May – Music Hall, Ramsgate
3rd May – The Horn, St Albans
4th May – Empire, Coventry
5th May – Vintage Bar, Doncaster
6th May – Parish, Huddersfield
8th May – KU Bar, Stockton
9th May – Tunnels, Aberdeen
10th May – Alma Inn, Bolton
11th May – Focus Wales, Central Station, Wrexham
9th June – Download Festival, Donington
13th August – Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Ticket link: www.astroid-boys.com
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L.A.'s Crystal Fairy shares new song "Chiseler"; announces first live performances
Crystal Fairy, the recently announced outfit featuring Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, share “Chiseler” (https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/ or http://bit.ly/CrystalFairyChiseler), a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut album (Feb. 24, Ipecac Recordings) as the four-piece announce their first round of tour dates.
"It was so much fun to write this song with these guys,” said Gender Bender. “It literally just came out like a flying saucer; we recorded everything in one day. It was so impressive to see how well we all experiment with one another.”
“Chiseler,” which Buzz dubbed “a hot little punk rock number,” and “Drugs On the Bus” (https://youtu.be/N31SHZ93zu4) are available as instant downloads with pre-orders of Crystal Fairy (Bandcamp: https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/; iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/CrystalFairyiTunes; Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h7utu8; Apple Music: http://apple.co/2gWqvGH). Physical bundles are available via Ipecac’s webstore: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipecac-music-store.
Crystal Fairy will play their first live dates in February, with the band announcing a week of intimate club outings throughout California:
February 21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory Constellation Room
February 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
February 23 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
February 24 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
February 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Tickets are available on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 am pacific.
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