Cheltenham's Crooks are set to take their debut album 'Are We All The Same Distance Apart' on the road for the entirety of February to kick-start a year which should be theirs for the taking.
Young Fathers, one of the most prolific and consistent British acts of recent times, are heading out on the road in support of the legendary, but far-less-prolific, Massive Attack to kick start their 2016.
Beginning life as a long-distance project, nobody ever expected Mutemath to make it a decade and four albums into their musical career. Their self-titled debut album, eventually released in 2006 after the drawn-out creative process, announced them to the world and they’ve barely paused for breath since.
Music history is littered with siblings who pick up instruments and make their way into the musical wilderness and Bobby and Greg Barnett are no exception. Better known as the frontmen of Captain, We’re Sinking and The Menzingers respectively, the assembled crowd already knows that they have no shortage of anthems between them.
While The Shires may be singing about ‘Nashville Grey Skies’, they’re actually conjuring their slice of Americana from, as their name suggests, the leafy British suburbs. Combining bristling, energised vocal lines with classic storytelling lyrics, it’s no surprise that The Shires are making waves.
In 2005, Minus The Bear unleashed their second album ‘Menos el Oso’. Technically self-titled (Menos el Oso is a Spanish translation), in many ways the release has come to define the band’s sound over the past decade.