Jade Falconer

Trash Boat announce new video

Trash Boat have released the video for The Guise of a Mother off of Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through.

Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through track listing:

1. Strangers
2. How Selfish I Seem
3. Tring Quarry
4. Brave Face
5. Eleven
6. Pangaea
7. Second Wind
8. Catharsis
9. Things We Leave Behind
10. The Guise of a Mother
11. You Know, You Know, You Know

Black Peaks and Heck hit the road in September

Black Peaks and Heck are scheduled to tour together this September, both are supporting albums released earlier this year and each have huge accomplishments to their names.

“We are going on a joint headline tour with the crazy bastards in HECK! We are over the moon to be heading out on tour with one of the most exciting and raucous bands in the UK right now. Expect the most high octane, heart stopping shows back to back every night!” 
“You know that scene in Rocky III, where Mr. T is absolutely handing it to Stallone, and you keep thinking “It’s Rocky, he’ll get up.” and then he just doesn’t? Well that’s this tour, except us and Black Peaks are Mr. T, and everyone else is Rocky.”

Tour announcement for Coheed and Cambria, Polyphia and Saves the Day

Coheed and Cambria, Polyphia and Saves the Day are headed out on a North American Tour in September. Leading up to the tour, Saves The Day will also perform at select festivals and one-off shows including the Taste of Chaos (in Holmdel, NJ on June 17) with Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back SundayBane‘s final show (in Worcester, MA on June 18) and a special appearance at FYF Fest (in Los Angeles, CA on August 28) where they will play Stay What You Are in full for the 15-year anniversary of the album’s release.

“We’re excited for this tour with Coheed and Cambria! Most of these cities are off the regular trail so it’s extra special,” notes bassist Rodrigo Palma. “We’re heading deep into the woods and we couldn’t be more stoked. Meet you there!”

Polyphia has just released their sophomore album, videos for “Nightmare”, “Euphoria” and “Crush” can be streamed here.

Saves The Day
Jun 17 Holmdel, NJ @ Taste of Chaos
Jun 18 Worcester, MA @ the Palldium+
Aug 28 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

+ BANE’s final show

Coheed and Cambria w/Saves The Day and Polyphia 
Sep 13 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Sep 14 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Sep 16 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep 18 Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
Sep 20 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Sep 21 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Sep 23 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Sep 24 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Sep 25 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Sep 27 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Sep 28 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Sep 30 Gainesville, FL @ The Forum (Formerly the Venue)
Oct 01 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Oct 02 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Oct 04 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
Oct 05 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Oct 07 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Oct 08 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Oct 09 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Oct 11 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Oct 12 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 14 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Oct 15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

* Coheed and Cambria and Polyphia only

Volumes join the Fearless Records family

“We ultimately came to the decision to sign with Fearless Records after spending years watching them evolve into one of the top labels,” explains bassist Raad Soudani. “The Fearless Records ‘family’ is a perfect fit for Volumes. We feel more confident moving forward as group and believe this opportunity will open”

Check out their newest release; Feels Good below:

New singer Myke Terry (Bury Your Dead) explains, “This song is about realizing we all have a story to tell. Everyone has to deal with their own problems and demons. There’s beauty in finding the strength to pull yourself out of darkness. It’s horribly bleak when you’re down in the trenches…. It feels good to come out on top.”

Jun 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 25 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park-Main Street Lot
Jun 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
Jun 29 – Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
Jun 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
Jul 1 – St Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 2 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 3 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheater at South Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 5 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 6 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Jul 7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 8 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul 9 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul 10 – Hartford, CT @ The XFINITY Theatre
Jul 11 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 13 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 14 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 15 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 17 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C Bank Arts Center

Chelsea Grin release ‘Broken Bonds’

Metallers Chelsea Grin have released a new single; Broken Bonds from new album Self Inflicted which is due out July 1st via Rise Records. Check out the brutal video:

Pre-order Self Inflicted here, and listen to previous singles Clickbait and Skin Deep.

Self Inflicted

Tracklisting for Self Inflicted:

01. Welcome Back
02. Four Horsemen
03. Love Song
04. Clickbait
05. Skin Deep
06. Scratching and Screaming
07. Strung Out
08. Broken Bonds
09. Life Sentence
10. Never, Forever
11. Say Goodbye

Bastille are back!

Grammy nominated band Bastille have released their newest single Good Grief off of upcoming album Wild World. It follows the classic Bastille recipe; synths, a baseline you can’t forget, and a killer chorus.

Have a listen to Good Grief at the links below:

iTunes –
Spotify –
Apple Music –

“If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it” Dan Smith (vocals/songwriter) explains, “Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it’s presented to you through the media. It’s also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it.”

This summer, Bastille play:

Glastonbury Festival – Other stage (second from headline, 8.40pm)Glastonbury – 24th June 2016
T In The Park – Perth – 9th July 2016
V Festival – Chelmsford – 20th August 2016
V Festival – Stafford – 21st August 2016
Festival NO.6 – Gwynedd – 2nd September 2016
Bestival – Isle Of Wright – 9th September 2016

(More headline dates to be announced)

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation tell us the importance of being at Download Festival

We had the pleasure of talking to a representative from The Sophie Lancaster Foundation at Download Festival this past weekend.

Musicology: I wondered if you could just tell me a bit about the charity?


SLF: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up after Sophie’s murder in 2007 and we work at raising awareness for alternative subcultures and also looking at hate crime and the legislation.


M: How do you feel the charity has been received?


SLF: I think, you know, when we first started out, I think people who aren’t alternative thought we were a bit mad. But now nine years on it’s been accepted into the mainstream and people are very happy to work with us, which is brilliant.


M: What’s the importance of being at a festival like this?


SLF: Oh it’s massive being at Download, at Bloodstock, at Whitby because we’re among the people who we’re working for actually, and it’s lovely to hear people saying thank you to us. It’s without people like this and at festivals, we wouldn’t be in existence really, yeah it’s amazing.


M: In what ways can we as the public, help you guys?


SLF: You can wear your S.O.P.H.I.E wristband, and that usually generates conversation, people will ask what that’s about and you can talk to people about that. We have lots of different ways people can raise awareness for us; people are doing marathons for us, bake offs, fashion shows, lots of gigs obviously and just generally talking to people about it.


M: What would you say to those who need the support of this charity?


SLF: More and more, we’re getting people that have been attacked ringing us for support. So we feel the work that we’re doing is of vital importance to people of alternative subcultures, young people who were bullied in school because of the way they look. We feel the work is progressing as well, because there is nowhere for people of alternative subcultures to go to for support. So we think that our charity probably is the only one, we’ve a Facebook of 100,000 now so a big community and they’re very supportive.


M: On average how many people a month come to you guys?


SLF: I would think probably we get about 2 or 3 people every week who are either being bullied or have been attacked, but also we’re out there doing the work so we deal probably in a week, a thousand people.


M: Wow that’s mad.


SLF: Yeah, it is mad.


M: Before this foundation was around how do you think the issues were addressed?


SLF: Well I don’t think they were ever addressed and that’s part of the problem, because I think what’s happened is, over 40/50 years of alternative music people have never gone to police, they’ve never reported. Or in fairness, years ago police didn’t take it very seriously did they? I think that’s been the problem, so it’s taken us 8/9 years to get the police to actually understand what we’re saying. Today at Download we’re working with Leicestershire Police and their hate crime unit, we’ve actually got a policeman on the stall there, selling for us. It’s lovely because they’re hearing at firsthand what people are telling us, so it’s been brill.


If you’d rather listen, check out the audio below.

The Used announce second leg of 15 year anniversary tour

The Used have announced that they will be heading out again in August for a second run to celebrate their 15 year anniversary. They will be performing two shows at each city, playing Self-titled and In Love and Death in their entireties. The tour will run from August 16th to September 28th.

Grab your meet and greet packages here, these contain: an  intimate meet & greet, photo op, early entry, copy of Live and Acoustic at the Palace, signed set list, tour laminate, tour t-shirt and tour poster. (A portion of all of the proceeds will be donated to the Living The Dream Foundation.)

This past spring, The Used released Live and Acoustic at The Palace, a live CD/DVD, which hit #11 on Billboard’s Current Albums chart with over 14,500 copies sold. The album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last March. Pick up a copy here.

The Used Live at The Palace

About Live and Acoustic at The Palace, lead singer Bert McCracken shared, “I think we really captured the night perfectly and listening back to the mixes it reminded me how music can allow us to be children once again and once you open yourself up to that emotion it’s like a virus, it’s contagious.” He continued, “Nearly every eye in the venue was weepy the night we played with the orchestra because these songs are so emotional and this recording is a truly special thing that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. It still gives me goose bumps.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug 16 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Aug 17 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Aug 19 – The Observatory – San Diego
Aug 20 – The Observatory – San Diego
Aug 23 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Aug 24 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Aug 26 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Aug 27 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Aug 30 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Aug 31 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Sept 2 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Sept 3 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Sept 6 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 7 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 9 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Sept 10 -Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Sept 13 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Sept 14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Sept 16 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Sept 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Sept 20 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Sept 21 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Sept 23 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
Sept 24 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
Sept 27 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sept 28 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA