Monday, 31 March 2014

New Candy Hearts Song: 'I Miss You'

Candy Hearts are premiering a new song over on Alternative Press. Listen to it here. The song is from their full length album All the Ways You Let Me Down which comes out June 10th.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Story So Far Post Video of Time on Tour

Today, The Story So Far released a video of their time on tour over the last six months. A year after the release of What You Don't See the guys have toured New Zealand and Europe with a range of different bands. Watch footage from their tours below:

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Slam Dunk Announcement

Slam Dunk have announced some more bands in today's Kerrang! Save Your Breath will be appearing alongside We the Kings, Modern Baseball and more. Save Your Breath will also be appearing with We are the In Crowd, Neck Deep, Hit the Lights and Decade at Slam Dunk Wales.
Get your tickets here.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Man Overboard Release New Music Video

Man Overboard have released a new video for, How To Hide Your Feelings, from their album Heart Attack.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fireworks Stream Oh Common Life

Fireworks are streaming their new album 'Oh, Common Life' over on Red Bull Music. Take a listen here. The new album is officially released March 25th.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Longineu Parsons Leaves Yellowcard

It has been announced that long-time drummer Longineu "LP" Parsons III has left YELLOWCARD. The band said in a joint statement, "Longineu has decided to pursue other musical interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors." A replacement has not been announced.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Firestarter to Release New Record

Firestarter are releasing a new record 'Forget the Past', which is set to be released on May 13th. Alongside the announcement, the band have released the title track from the album which you can listen to below:


Steve Klein Arraigned For Multiple Felonies including Lewd Conduct With a Minor

Former New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein was arraigned in San Luis Obispo court on December 12th 2013 accused of multiple felonies to which he pled not guilty. They include 2 counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, 3 counts of lewd conduct with a minor 15 or 14, 1 count of intent to commit lewd acts with a minor and 1 count of possession of child pornography. 
Klein will be free until his next hearing on March 20 and April 10th. New Found Glory released a statement on the same day as Klein's hearing, stating that the band were parting ways with Klein due to personal differences. 

Steve Klein's lawyer, Debra White has made a statement regarding the matter:

It is a difficult challenge to defend oneself in the media when there is a pending criminal case. This is because people are quick to assume that if a person is charged with a crime, they are also guilty as charged. And it is especially difficult because criminal defense attorneys insist that their clients not talk about the case to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. Furthermore, attorneys are limited by law as to what can and cannot be said about a case to the public.
In the matter of Steve Klein, since his case has now been brought into issue by the media, I am permitted to make a few statements. To that effect, I offer you the following indisputable facts about the accusations:
    1. Steve Klein is not accused of having any lewd actual physical contact with any minor.
    2. ALL charges against Steve are derived solely from online consensual video chats between Steve and some female strangers he met on an adult website. Steve believed the females were over the age of 18.
    3. The females alleged to be “minors” in this case are not known females. This means that no one, not the prosecution, not the police, and not the defense, actually know who the females are and no one knows their true age.
    4. The possession of child pornography charge is based solely on Steve allegedly “possessing” the videos of chats with the female strangers from the adult website.
This is about all I am permitted to disclose at this time. But I can tell you, from my many years of experience in this specialty area of criminal defense, I wholeheartedly believe that Steve Klein is innocent of all of these charges.
Steve is devastated by these accusations. He has lost his band, his livelihood, and his ex-wife continues to push for full custody of his children using this case as her pawn while he literally fights for his life. Despite this heavy hand, Steve remains strong and hopeful that he will be vindicated.'
Idobi have also reported that for someone to be released without bail, 'there may be other facts not in the public record that strongly side with defense’s arguments'. 

New Found Glory have also released a statement to fans: 
Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues. Us 4 members of New Found Glory have given our entire lives to this band and will continue to do so. We’ve been able to play all over the world for the most amazing fans. We can’t wait to get in the studio to make a new album and we can’t wait to get back on the road! Just coming off the Parahoy cruise and a surprise show in our hometown we are more inspired than ever! Thank you so much to everyone around the globe for always sticking by us. The future is bright'.

Monday, 10 March 2014

New Found Glory Continue As a Four Piece

It looks like New Found Glory will be continuing as a four piece after guitarist Steve Klein left due to personal differences last year. Read the bands interview with Billboard here where they talk about their decision to become a four piece as well as plans to release a new album in the autumn and their cruise with Paramore. 

Reading and Leeds Announce More Bands

Reading and Leeds have announced more bands this evening. Jimmy Eat World will be playing along with A Day to Remember, Paramore, Basement and Neck Deep. Take a look at who else will be playing below:

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Females in Pop Punk

To celebrate International Women's Day, we thought we'd bring you something different and present you with a post about females in pop punk because unfortunately only a handful exist compared to the number of males. Not that the males aren't doing a good job (they definitely are) but with so much potential talent out there, it's a shame that there aren't more female guitarists, vocalists, bassists and drummers within pop punk. However, although only few exist, the ones that do are quite incredible and have created some brilliant music. Check out some examples below, some are well know and some are not, but be sure to have a listen to their music. 

 1.Singer/guitarist Mariel Loveland from Candy Hearts. Read her article about sexism in the music industry here.

2.Drummer Brittany Harrell from Veara

 3.Singer/ guitarist Maura Ryan from Mixtapes

4. Guitarist/ Vocalist Laura Nichols from HeartSounds

5. Vocalist Georgia Peters from Next Stop Atlanta

6. Ashley (vocals) and Brittany ( Drums) from Smalls

7. Tay Jardine from We are the In Crowd

8. Vocals Jenna McDougall from Tonight Alive

You can also check out this compilation, Are You With The Band?, from Paper + Plastic Records which is dedicated to female fronted pop punk: 

Download Are You With The Band? Here.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack and More Added to Slam Dunk 2014

More bands have been added to Slam Dunk 2014. They include:

Less Than Jake
Motion City Soundtrack
State Champs
Hit the Lights
A Loss For Words
We are the In Crowd

Buy Tickets for Slam Dunk here.