Fall Out Boy announce reunion and confirm new album

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After speculation of a Fall Out Boy reunion, it has today been confirmed – a huge tour has been announced alongside a new single and album. The band posted this message on their website this afternoon:

“When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s why we started fall out boy in the first place. This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. the future of fall out boy starts now. Save rock and roll…”

Their new album, ‘Save Rock And Roll’, will be released May 6th 2013. The ‘Dance, Dance’ band will be performing in London on February 25th at the Underworld, Camden.

Tour dates are below, and their new single is at the bottom! For more information visit www.falloutboy.com.

2/4 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/5 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
2/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
2/25 London, UK @ Underworld
2/27 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
3/1 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
3/25 Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
3/27 Melbourne, AUS @ Palace Theatre

Check out Fall Out Boy’s new single, ‘My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light Em Up)’

Dag Nasty to reform, Rites of Spring to release demos

ritesofspring_dischordFunny things are a happening in Washington DC right now. Following the news this week that Dag Nasty have reformed (the original ‘Can I Say’ line up), Dischord Records have announced that they have re-issued the original Rites of Spring demos.

All of this has come, no doubt from the forthcoming ‘Salad Days’ documentary that is currently being put together by Scott Crawford in the US, a film neding funding for completion right now but is much anticpated in the hardcore scene.

Dag Nasty will play on 28th December at the Black Cat venue in Washington and the Rites of Spring demos that were released on casette only in 1984 will get its first official release on October 23rd from the Dischord website.

Pierce The Veil Live at The Underworld

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w/Crown The Empire, The Getaway Plan

The Underworld, London
21st September 2012

It’s a great feeling when you can sense excitement in the air. Tonight’s show at Underworld sold out long in advance and every punter inside this dungeon like venue is experiencing the same static charge that makes neck hair stand to attention. Senses are heightened as the show kicks off.

First on are Australian rockers The Getaway Plan. After a short hiatus the boys are over on our shores to seduce with their impressive melodies. Definitely the most mainstream of all acts on the bill tonight, but there’s no shame in that when the sophisticated ‘The Reckoning‘ is delivered to perfection. The Getaway Plan perform solidly, and will most definitely have drawn in a few new fans with their set.

Crown The Empire are what many dislike about metalcore these days. Their gimmick laden nonsense wins the hearts of the crowd but would see metal gods of the past turning in their graves. Random dustup elements, generic riffs and mock brutal breakdowns with dual clean and screamed vocals defines their music. Imagine The Blackout combined with Asking Alexandria finished off with an overdose of American sleaze. In their matching suits and styled haircuts Crown The Empire are every scene kid’s wet dream. Fair play to the band, they know what is working in the market currently, they will develop a loyal following from younger metal fans, but their musical integrity is questionable.

Just like with Crown The Empire, the average age of a Pierce The Veil fan at the Underworld tonight seems to be about 16. But the difference with Pierce The Veil is that their music can appeal to a much wider audience than those screaming in front of them; their music isn’t made to target a particular market, their sound feels sincere and a genuine combination of heart-felt cultural and musical influences.

With tracks from ‘Collide The Sky‘ now making a welcome appearance on PTV’s set list, their repertoire has been turned up a notch. The fast paced ‘Hell Above‘ makes for a triumphant opener that instantly portrays the bands intent to make this show a great one. ‘Bulls In The Bronx‘ contains one of this years sweetest solos and proves to be song structure excellence in a live environment. Old favourites like ‘Caraphernelia‘ and ‘Bulletproof Love‘ result in mass sing-alongs and crowd surfing frenzies. Ending with ‘King For A Day‘ sums up Pierce The Veil’s dominance, they own this show and have performed impeccably tightly in this crowed sweat box.

Pierce The Veil provide a masterclass tonight. Although they could be battling in an over saturated market, they are carving their own way, breaking out and away from stereotypes with something unique and undeniably special.

Words & Photos: Emma Wallace

Stream New Basement Track Here


Much loved emo/post-hardcore group Basement have announced details of their forthcoming -and final- album as well as publishing a track for streaming.

Lead single ‘Spoiled‘ -which can be heard below- is taken from their sophomore full length ‘Colourmeinkindness’, due out 22nd October 2012 via Run For Cover Records.

The band are due for an indefinite hiatus after the album release and two final sold-out shows (November 16th at The Well, Leeds
and November 17th London Underworld). The young band quickly developed a cult following and will surely be missed. Expect a full review of ‘Colourmeinkindness’ to follow soon…

Funeral For A Friend announce UK dates

Funeral For A Friend have announced that they will be playing a series of intimate venues in the spring of next year as they hit the road with Rise To Remain.

The tour will be in support of their as yet untitled forthcoming album which is due in March 2011. Peep the dates below and scroll down a little further to watch the fantastic video for Serpents of Solitude which surfaced recently.

16th March – Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
17th March – Buckley, Tivoli
18th March – Penrith, Penrith Leisure Centre
19th March – Edinburgh, Bongo Club
20th March – Glasgow, King Tuts
22nd March – Bury St Edmonds, Apex
23rd March – Birmingham, Academy 2
24th March – Manchester, Academy 3
25th March – London, Relentless Garage
27th March – Liverpool, 02 Academy
28th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
29th March – Wakefield, Black Flag
30th March – Durham, Live Lounge
1st April – Poole, Chords
2nd April – Saltash, Livewire
3rd April – Wycombe, Academy