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ICARUS LINE  Confirmed for Brainwash Festival . Full UK DATES for October HERE. listen to tracks from new album 'Wildlife' here: ‘We Sick’ and  ‘King Baby’
  EXIT_INTERNATIONAL add dates to December Tour. Debut album 'Black Junk' released 19th Sept. Listen to 'Voices' 
  CRYSTAL ANTLERS -- UK University tour for late September
  FAIR OHS - get happy with more live dates. Debut album, Everything Is Dancing streaming  HERE
  DUM DUM GIRLS stream new track ‘Bedroom Eyes’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Only In Dreams’
★  Beirut - watch new video for 'Santa Fe' here
 
 
 

 
 

ICARUS LINE
Wildlife...... 
 
 
 

"I have said it for years and it remains true, The Icarus Line is the best rock and roll band in this city." - LA Record

"If music were tangible you'd let this penetrate you anyway it wanted, and then sleep in the wet patch... The Icarus Line are back and they want blood. God help those that would dare stand in their way." - Drowned In Sound


FULL UK DATES:
10-Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
11-Oct UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
12-Oct UK Glasgow King Tuts
13-Oct UK Wakefield The Hop
14-Oct UK London Lexington
15-Oct UK Leeds Brainwash Festival @ Brudenell Social Club



"...the Icarus Line pummel with an intentness and honesty that trumps the best of their contemporaries." - Pitchfork

"These Los Angeles noise-punk brats built their rep by electrifying (and infuriating) audiences at their self-consciously chaotic shows, the wildest of which got the group banned from venues in Austin and Hollywood." - Spin

"The band is more than mere axe-bludgeoners. They’ve got original ideas that show a willingness to experiment with music beyond speaker-hiccuping thrash." -PopMatters

Hola, welcome to being completely f**ked. It has always been a hard sell to convince record label suit types to invest in music that celebrates the kind of lifestyle that threatens their very day-jobs and status of importance in this material world. Since Kurt Cobain blew his brains out high on dope years back, it sure seems that they have vowed to never make this mistake again and if you read any popular music magazine or website you'll see that they have been widely successful. Call it how you see it, it’s a load of crap. Not only are bands that hold guitars a vintage idea but anything that doesn't pander to iPhone sales in some way is banished to the back of the bus with the other delinquents. That is unless you were born a rich, rock star to begin with. Not the case here. 
The new record, WILDLIFE was written by me, Joe Cardamone over a period of two years. I had moved out of slums of Hollywood back to my hometown, Highland Park in East LA. The change of scenery was prompted ny a need to get away from everything that living in Hollywood brought - Desperation, Drugs and Record Industry scum. Drummer Jeff Watson was driving a Taxi in Portland Oregon at the time so he headed back to LA to complete the group before the sessions. Alvin was around town trying to keep busy while waiting for the man and Jason was working hard supporting his new baby girl. The band got together and crashed through the 30 odd tunes that I had scribbled on bits of paper. We had about 15 days to get an album worth of material, packed into a two car garage that had been repurposed as a sound proof studio. We went at it with very little time for communication. From the day Jeff landed, until the night before the recording was to start, Wildlife was born. With a little help from Ariel Pink and Giant Drag’s Annie, about 20 songs were recorded in Room 3 at Sunset Sound. Yes, the same room that Prince turned into his apartment to make Purple Rain.

Bon Appetite. - Joe Cardamone / The Icarus Line
 

EXIT_INTERNATIONAL
BLACK JUNK 
 
 
 
"Exit International really do make for a dazzling departure from rock orthodoxy."- The Fly 

"Dirty, fuzzed up, disgustingly deranged bass fuelled brilliance from three lads you'd only trust around your eardrums."Jen Long, BBC INTRODUCING. 

"Black Junk sounds just as good while you're thumping the hell out of your mortal enemies with a piece of plumbing, as it does during those tender moments when Pippa comes over to slather you up with motor oil." Jason Pettigrew, ALTERNATIVE PRESS. "

Exit International have created something truly great”  Kerrang “The three piece smash out tunes into oblivion with rip-roaring ferocity "- Rock Sound

16-Sep UK London
Barfly
*MIDNIGHT SET* (JUBILEE CLUB NIGHT W/ DJ CARL BARAT & MORE )

23-Sep UK Cardiff Undertone album launch show
05-Oct UK London Upstairs @ The Garage, London (w/ LAFARO)
07-Oct UK Bridgend Bridgend Rec Centre
10-Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach w/ THE ICARUS LINE
01-Dec UK Swansea Sin City*
07-Dec UK Manchester Moho*
08-Dec UK Glasgow Garage*
09-Dec UK Newcastle O2 Academy*
10-Dec UK Leeds The Cockpit*
11-Dec UK Southampton Talking Heads*
13-Dec UK Bristol Fleece & Firkin*
14-Dec UK Buckley The Tivoli*
15-Dec UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall*
17-Dec UK London O2 Academy*
*w/ GINGER WILDHEART + HAWK EYES
 
 
Returning from 2010's critically acclaimed 'Sex W/ Strangers' E.P, Exit_International’s Fudge Wilson (bass / vocals), Adam Thomas (drums / percussion) and Scott Lee Andrews (vocals / bass) prepare to unleash their debut full length - 'Black Junk'. The band openly promise their 'Sex W/ Strangers' E.P was “just a taste of the embryonic promise of things to come!”
 
From the 48 second blast of 'Blindfolds' to the brooding, creepy expanse of 'King Of The Junkies' Black Junk is best described as rabid off-kilter filthy punk rock  – think the Pixies combined with Motorhead, the sonics of Girls Against Boys and the nerve-splitting post-hardcore volatility of The Blood Brothers. Opener, 'Glory Horn' was originally released as a split-single to celebrate a UK tour with Antlered Man quickly becoming a crowd favourite, whilst 'Bowie's Ghost', the band's first video displays E_I's uncanny knack for combining the short-sharp-shock treatment with their unmistakable visceral brand.
 

Recorded in a chaotic 72 hour chemical haze, Black Junk is a guitarless tour-de-force containing just over 30 minutes of urgent, blister-fuzz future rock n' roll. With ex-60ft Dolls drummer Carl Bevan behind the wheel, the band re-recorded tracks - 'Sex W/ Strangers', 'Chainsaw Song' and 'Lights Out' - from their previous E.P with added intensity and fervour combined with E_I’s impeccable talent for carving a groove with instinctive lyrical flair.  
 
The last 12 months have seen the band from obscurity to ‘ones to watch’ in the UK and the US, with resulting (P.A. destroying) appearances on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds, 2000 Trees, Guilfest, Leopallooza, Merthyr Rock festivals and sessions recorded for BBC Radio 1 Introducing - including their (now) infamous cover of Nirvana's 'Territorial Pissings'.
 
Whilst tours with Monster Magnet,  Blitz Kids, Ginger Wildheart, Pulled Apart By Horses, Gay For Johnny Depp, Future Of The Left, The Bronx, etc. spread the carnage of the E_I live performance, Black Junk  is set to take that carnage into your very own bedroom with it's limitless duel-bass fronted noise-rock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMARY OF BANDS ON TOUR
Beirut 
Crystal Antlers
Dum Dum Girls
envy 
Exit_International
Fair Ohs
Icarus Line
Remember Remember
FULL GIG LISTINGS
BEIRUT
16-Sep UK London Brixton Academy
The Riptide is OUT NOW via Pompeii Records
CRYSTAL ANTLERS
22-Sep UK Plymouth Sublime
23-Sep UK Gloucester Gloucester University
24-Sep UK Glasgow The Admiral
25-Sep UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26-Sep UK Liverpool The Masque
27-Sep UK Bristol The Croft
28-Sep UK Swansea Sin City
29-Sep UK Birmingham Bar 1 Birmingham Univ.
30-Sep UK London Tutu’s (KCLSU) 
Two Way Mirror' is OUT NOW via Recreation Ltd
Dum Dum Girls
13-Nov UK Manchester FAC251
14-Nov UK Newcastle Cluny
15-Nov UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16-Nov UK Wrexham Central Station
17-Nov UK London ULU
Only in Dreams' is released on 26th September via Sub Pop
envy
23-Oct UK Birmingham Supersonic festival
24-Oct UK Glasgow Stereo
25-Oct UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26-Oct UK London XOYO
Exit_International
02-Sep UK Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre w/ THE KING BLUES
04-Sep UK Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Rock @ Cyfartha Castle w/ THE BLACKOUT, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, SKINDRED and more
16-Sep UK London Barfly *MIDNIGHT SET* (JUBILEE CLUB NIGHT W/ DJ CARL BARAT & MORE )
23-Sep UK Cardiff Undertone album launch show
05-Oct UK London Upstairs @ The Garage, London (w/ LAFARO)
07-Oct UK Bridgend Bridgend Rec Centre
10-Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach w/ THE ICARUS LINE
01-Dec UK Swansea Sin City*
07-Dec UK Manchester Moho*
08-Dec UK Glasgow Garage*
09-Dec UK Newcastle O2 Academy*
10-Dec UK Leeds The Cockpit*
11-Dec UK Southampton Talking Heads*
13-Dec UK Bristol Fleece & Firkin*
14-Dec UK Buckley The Tivoli*
15-Dec UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall*
17-Dec UK London O2 Academy*
*w/ GINGER WILDHEART + HAWK EYES
Black Junk is released on 19th September 2011 via Undergroove
FAIR OHS
16-Sep UK London The Africa Centre w/ Toddla T, Afrika Boy, Huw Stephens & Annie Mac
23-Sep UK London Stag's Head Pacific Rim 7" Party with Tense Men and Shudder Pulps
29-Sep UK London University College
Everything is Dancing is OUT NOW via Honey High Records
ICARUS LINE
10-Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
11-Oct UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
12-Oct UK Glasgow King Tuts
13-Oct UK Wakefield The Hop
14-Oct UK London Lexington
15-Oct UK Leeds Brainwash Festival @ Brudenell Social Club
Wildlife is release on 29th August via Cobraside
Remember Remember
22-Sep UK London Servant Jazz Quarters with Clorinde
24-Sep UK Glasgow              Stereo **ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY**
25-Sep UK Newcastle The Cluny with Nathalie Stern
The Quickening is released on 26th September via Rock Action
UK RELEASES
19-Sep Exit_International ALBUM Black Junk Undergroove
26-Sep Idaho ALBUM You Were A Dick Talitres
26-Sep Dum Dum Girls ALBUM Only In Dreams Sub Pop
26-Sep Remember Remember ALBUM The Quickening Rock Action
03-Oct Mikal Cronin ALBUM Mikal Cronin Trouble in Mind
17-Oct This Frontier Needs Heroes ALBUM The Future HEROIC ENDEAVOURS
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