A quick round-up of diary-fillers for you…
I Am Giant
The platinum selling rock outfit from New Zealand are set to make waves in the lead up to their third album release. I Am Giant will be hitting up London at the Islington Academy 2 on 26th September followed by more dates on their UK/EU tour alongside support band New Volume.
Their brand new single “Playing With Fire” has been playlisted on both Planet Rock Radio and Kerrang Radio. It has received a bunch of rock radio/regional plays as well, and the video was premiered via Ticketmaster Blog!
All dates September:
- 26 – Islington Academy 2, London
- 27 – Rebellion, Manchester
- 28 – Corporation, Sheffield
- 29 – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
H.E.A.T (with degreed and Black Diamonds)
To dovetail the release of their fifth studio album (which Ross reviewed), H.E.A.T will tour the UK and Europe throughout November. The celebrated Swedish rock band will release their long awaited new album Into The Great Unknown on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.
After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.
All dates November:
- 17 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
- 18 – Cathouse, Glasgow
- 19 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
- 21 – Islington Academy, London
Rising Leeds band Fizzy Blood have finally released their much-anticipated EP Summer of Luv (reviewed by Rachy), out now on Killing Moon & Alya Records. To celebrate, the band have announced two colossal tours.
First, October will see Fizzy Blood support Arcane Roots on the latter half of their UK tour alongside Gold Key. Then in November, the band will join fellow Leeds band Dinosaur Pile-Up on their UK tour, with Demob Happy. Fizzy Blood will also perform at Phil Taggart’s Slacker Night in September.
- 22nd Sep – Kamio, London (Phil Taggart’s Slacker Night)
- 18th Oct – Mash House, Edinburgh (w/ Arcane Roots)
- 19th Oct – Rock City Basement, Nottingham (w/ Arcane Roots)
- 20th Oct – Met Lounge, Peterborough (w/ Arcane Roots)
- 21st Oct – Sugarmill, Stoke (w/ Arcane Roots)
- 22nd Oct – Boileroom, Guildford (w/ Arcane Roots)
- 2nd Nov – Hope & Ruin, Brighton (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 3rd Nov – The Garage, London (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 4th Nov – Sound Control, Manchester (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 6th Nov – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 7th Nov – King Tuts, Glasgow (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 8th Nov – Mama Roux, Birmingham (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 9th Nov – The Exchange, Bristol (w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up)
- 11th Nov – Lenmania Festival, Tufnell Park Dome, London
Emo pop-rockers Daisyhead have had a tough year. After numerous problems with their van caused them to cancel dates, they found themselves at home with no money and no way to continue their dream. The band feared this may be the end of their life on the road – albeit for the immediate future – but instead, they rose up. Working multiple jobs while recording an EP and planning a tour to Europe, Daisyhead have finally come out on the other side, and they’re better for it.
Daisyhead took that adversity and transformed it into “Cute Little Fingers,” a track that ditches their last album’s ultra-fuzzed out guitars in favor for polished pop rock influences like Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday. Still, the Tennessee-based outfit haven’t lost any of their grit or emotion. The song tells a gripping, angst-filled tale about the way people can push you down without even a second thought.
To support their new release, Daisyhead are heading to the UK and Europe for the very first time with Sibling.
- 26/11 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
- 27/11 Exeter, Cavern
- 28/11 Manchester, Star and Garter
- 29/11 Southampton, Heartbreakers
- 30/11 Brighton, Sticky Mikes
- 01/12 Kingston, Banquet Records (Matinee)
- 01/12 London, Boston Music Room