Seether announce UK/EU tour for September/October

Giving you the post grunge back in a big way, Seether are planning to take their highly anticipated new album ‘Poison The Parish‘ with a UK and Europe tour this year!

You can check out the dates below as well as their latest single ‘Let You Down

15.09.    Oslo (NO) @ Rockefeller Music Hall

16.09.    Stockholm (SE) @ Debaser Huvudkontor

18.09.    Copenhagen (DK) @ Amager Bio

19.09.    Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle

20.09.    Köln (DE) @ Live Music Hall

22.09.    Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg

23.09.    Groningen (NL) @ De Oosterpoort

24.09.    Tilburg (NL) @ O13

26.09.    Berlin (DE) @ Huxley’s Neue Welt

27.09.    Warsaw (PL) @ Progresja

29.09.    Praha (CZ) @ Lucerna Music Bar

30.09.    Brno (CZ) @ Fleda

01.10.    Budapest (HU) @ Durer

03.10.    Wien (AT) @ Arena Wien

04.10.    Linz (AT) @ Posthof

06.10.    München (DE) @ Backstage Werk

07.10.    Dornbirn (AT) @ Conrad Sohm

09.10.    Zurich (CH) @ Xtra

10.10.    Frankfurt (DE) @ Batschkapp

11.10.    Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA-Longhorn

13.10.    Paris (FR) @ Le Bataclan

15.10.    London (UK) @ The Forum

16.10.    Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz Manchester

17.10.    Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC Glasgow

18.10.    Birmingham (UK) @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Deaf Havana + Guests – Live @ Bristol O2 Academy (20/2/17)

It’s time for alternative rock to shine again with Deaf Havana giving you all the good times and good vibes with the new album-centric tour. With their new album being a strong staple in this new stage of their career and being supported by two great rising stars in UK artists, it’s time to see how well this pays off for all of the bands.

Opening the night were alternative rock band from Leeds who were ready to bring their strong mainstay into the venue. Dinosaur Pile Up (7) are a trio who have a great old school knack in their sound which was portrayed pretty well in the venue. With 3 albums of music to smash your heads with, they split the duties between their most recent two for a much more vibrant and fresh set. It didn’t provide much of a stage presence for the group, but when they smashed through tracks such as ‘Friend Of Mine’ and their set closer ’11:11’ it gave them a newer chance to show off their latest material. The band did very strong and despite being dealt with the ‘open band syndrome’, they pulled it off well and opened the night quite strongly.

Picking up the pace a bit more were the mysterious London band Dead! (8) who are definitely pushing themselves harder than ever before. With this bands mystique from their social media it is safe to say that they are a group who will have their work cut out for them when they hit the stage supporting someone like Deaf Havana, but they pulled it out of the bag! Showing off different sides of their bands character from the onslaught of ‘We Are Dead’ to the calmer and more anthem-like track ‘Alaska’, it made their set feel much more dynamic and exciting. Whilst the sound came through as a bit hit and miss during their set, their closer ‘You’re So Cheap’ made everything feel that much more rounder and ended another set on another high note.

To bring the night to its close with a showcase of their amazing new release, Deaf Havana (9) brought so much passion and a gripping live show that spans a lot of their career. With James Veck-Gilodi’s vocals running through so strongly throughout the entire set, whether it be through the more emotional tracks like ‘Anemophobia’ to the more bouncy and crowd moving tracks like ‘Sing’. The band also showed how much they can push through their sound with an alternate version of ‘The Past Six Years’ which, in comparison to the original sound that the track has, gives it a bit more of an acoustic and somewhat folksy life-force behind the song and shows more of the bands versatility when it comes to their writing. Overall, the band brought a tonne of different elements to the stage and made the entire night worth it with over an hour of material to smile, dance and cry to.

Hypophora – Youth / Caught

Hailing from the far south of the UK, alternative rockers Hypophora have recently released their ‘double A-side’ singles Youth and Caught. The band take influence from a huge variety of musical styles, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to post-hardcore outfits.

Caught is the first track on the double release, and it kicks off at a brazen pace.  Hypophora are a talented bunch, and the band demonstrate technical prowess all round. Vocalist Katie McConnell demonstrates a good range and a confident voice, whether she’s singing husky tones or really projecting a high note. Caught is well-written, with a powerful hook and a catchy chorus as the guitars pound out a bouncy riff. The song strips back for a short and impressive instrumental section before the song builds back up to climax. Topping five minutes, it’s quite a long track, but Hypophora don’t let the song meander – it remains focused throughout.

Youth begins with a jubilant riff, and it’s a song with a stronger sense of rhythm. Some of the band’s funk influences are audible here, as the song rocks along with a sense of fun reminiscent of the legendary Chili Peppers. The band’s music is infused with motion and energy, a quality which is certain to make their live shows admirable.

In all, the double single is a great addition to the band’s discography, and a brilliant breath of fresh style spanning genres. Hypophora are a band that will, and deserve to, stand out.

[7/10]