Orchards have revealed their video for new single Double Vision. This is set to be on the bands new EP Lovers/Losers set for release on 6th July 2018 via Big Scary Monsters.
A release party for Lovers/Losers has been announced at Paper Dress Vintage in London on 5th July. This show has already been sold out however.
Guitarist Sam Rushton speaks about the new single stating: “Double Vision’ was the last song we finished for the record, I guess we wrote it with the summer festivals in mind! Beers, sunshine and good times is the vibe we were going for. We wanted to create a party atmosphere in 3 and-a-half minutes, but also to have a deeper meaning behind the track, as we think it is a really effective juxtaposition. We all see it as our ‘pop banger’ and love playing this one live. It’s the perfect jumping tempo, so you can just have fun with it.”
Vocalist and lyricist Lucy Evers explains how Double Vision relates to her own struggles with mental health and the stigmas attached to mental health in general: ““I have struggled with anxiety and depression for a while but was always so ashamed to talk about it,” she elaborates. “I felt less of a human for having a genuine chemical imbalance that was entirely out of my control. The lyrics for this song were the start of me accepting the truth and realising that I shouldn’t be afraid or feel alone. The lyrics almost refer to the two people living inside my head: the confident, independent woman who lets nothing weigh her down and the shy, introverted person who I am at my darkest moments. After losing a friend to their fight with depression I realised how important it is to talk about mental health. It‘s not something to be ashamed of nor feel like you need to hide.”
The video for the single was recorded on the groups tour with Tiny Moving Parts by director Dan Chase. The video ties into Evers’ vision of how playing chaotic live shows helps her deal with the pressures of having mental health problems: ““The lyric that I feel resonates the most is ‘Leave me alone, I’m out in the cold. But I am happy with myself here’. To me, it’s about coming to terms with the fact that I’m struggling but I am learning to live within this new state of mind and I’m starting to love myself again. This song is almost the perfect way to get those emotions out – being on stage performing is very much my happy place, so we wanted that to be reflected in the video. It’s simply just us loving being on stage and partying with everyone.”
The band will be on tour on the following dates:
07.06.18 – Brighton – The Haunt (w/ Rolo Tomassi)
05.07.18 – London – Paper Dress Vintage (EP release party) – SOLD OUT
22.07.18 – Oxfordshire – TRUCK Festival
17.08.18 – Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival
Leeds Stylus, situated on the almost American college-like grounds of Leeds University is teaming with pop punks tees for tonight’s show. The line up is a surefire contender for tour of the year and reads like a past, present and future of the pop punk world. Those in attendance have also managed to make this a sold out show, and even though it’s not the largest venue for a band like the almighty Wonder Years, one has to feel lucky to be in possession of a ticket for such a stellar line up in such an intimate venue.
There is small crowd forming towards the front of the stage for an act that is currently the talk of pop punk/hardcore circles and the boys in Tiny Moving Parts make no bones about showing those huddled down the front their appreciation. Singer/Guitarist Dylan Mattheisen darts back and forth, all whilst jamming out some of the most intricate guitar lines to grace the genre. They bound through tracks from latest record Celebrate with geeky cool but crowd pleaser Birdhouse, with it’s insanely catchy introductory riff puts the band up as nominee for performance of the evening. (8)
Next up we get Hertfordshire crew Trash Boat who are no strangers to tours like this, having supported icons New Found Glory in late 2015. It’s stints like that, that have helped mold the band into the force of nature they have become in the live arena and tonight is no different. The band rage through an anthemic Tring Quarry and quiet-loud rager Brave Face to a faithful response from their audience. They then invite Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell up for an intense rendition of Strangers which acts an excellent pre-cursor for what is to come later on. (8)
Main support of the evening goes the Canada’s PUP who have clearly amassed a sizable following from latest record The Dream is Over and show their gratitude tonight by delivering a blistering set. They start in rousing fashion with first album cut Guilt Trip which leads right into a gutsy rendition of Reservoir. The real strength of a band like PUP in the live setting, is their truly unique sound, sitting somewhere between snotty gang-vocal led punk rock and spiky indie rock. There are huge hooks aplenty this eve with the Fireworks-like My Life Is Over And I Couldn’t Be Happier and the bounding Sleep In The Heat provoking mass chant-alongs from the audience. Frontman Stefan Babcock displays effortless charm and vocal capability too on enigmatic cut The Coast, before winding things down with set-ender If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You../DVP. PUP’s star is clearly on the rise and with performances like this it isn’t hard to understand why. (10)
And now for the band at the helm of this tour classic, ladies and gents, it’s The Wonder Years. They are surely the patriarchs of the modern pop punk scene and they have managed to pull of something quite special in latest album No Closer To Heaven which is represented well tonight. They kick off with the title track of said record, gently easing the crowd into the set before launching into Suburbia.. classic Local Man Ruins Everything, the Leeds crowd bellowing every word right back at frontman Soupy. The three man guitar onslaught is something that allows the band to really replicate the grand scale of their more recent output, displayed on tracks like the massive I Don’t Like Who I Was Then which really reaches new heights live. As mentioned previously, tonight’s set is clearly a showcase for newer material and tracks like the slow build of Cigarettes & Saints and the stormy seas of Cardinals go hand in hand with Greater Generation material like There, There effortlessly. It’s always daring to play the majority new material, but the boys pull it off here and the crowd who laps up every moment. The Philly boys send the audience home happy with a scintillating Came Out Swinging and it’s enough to prove that regardless of the formidable line up this evening, they aren’t quite ready to be dethroned as reigning kings of pop punk. (9)
Real Friends have announced a US tour that is jam packed with great bands, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside and Nothing,Nowhere are teaming up for this huge tour which runs from late May into early June.
US Alt-Punkers PUP have released the video for track Sleep In The Heat. The frenetic tune taken from latest record The Dream Is Over acts as a continuation of the previous video for track Guilt Trip, bringing in Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard to play a younger version of frontman Stefan Babock.
Check it out below!
The band head out on tour with The Wonder Years and Tiny Moving Parts next year with dates as below :
28 DUBLIN, IRELAND Workmans Club
29 BELFAST Empire
31 LEEDS Uni Stylus
01 LONDON KOKO
03 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
04 GLASGOW QMU
05 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
07 PARIS, FRANCE Le Backstage
08 ANTWERP, BELGIUM Kavka
09 UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS De Helling
10 ESSEN, GERMANY Café Nova
12 MUNICH, GERMANY Sunny Red
14 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Dynamo
15 MILAN, ITALY Legend Club
17 BARCELONA, SPAIN Sala Boveda
18 MADRID, SPAIN Moby Dick
Moose Blood have been destroying the pop punk genre with their critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Blush‘. Now they have released a music video of their track ‘Cheek‘ which features them playing in NYC and bringing the crowd the ever-so-popular happy/sad jams we’ve all grown to love. Check out the video below!
These Minnesotan lads have brought many strong emotional feelings onto their record, but now Tiny Moving Parts have amplified this with a new music video for their emotive track ‘Common Cold‘. Check out their music video below to see what’s what!
The band will be coming back to the UK/EU, opening for The Wonder Years during their Jan/Feb run. You can check out the dates below!
The Wonder Years announce their UK tour for January/February 2017 in support of their new album No Closer To Heaven. A special 02 Pre-Sale for tickets will be available from tomorrow whilst general sale is scheduled for this Friday.
The band have also announced that they will be offering VIP Tickets to fans who buy GA, to witness a special intimate set and a chance for fans to witness The Wonder Years setup before the show. The tour has also been announced to include PUP on the 31st January – 5th February dates and Tiny Moving Parts who will be appearing across all dates of the tour.