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False Advertising release the limited edition 7″ Single ‘Give It Your Worst’ on Too Pure Singles Club. Featuring the as-yet unheard B-Side and future new-grunge-anthem ‘Scars’ on medicinal-green vinyl. Recorded by Chris Warr in fellow band member Jen Hingley’s dad’s garage in Oxfordshire and produced by the band themselves. ‘Give It Your Worst’ is fuzz-laden and gritty, shedding light on a tumultuous time that the band experienced last year.

Both sides of the release showcase the band’s knack for instrument-swapping, with ‘Give It Your Worst‘ featuring Chris on guitar up front, and ‘Scars’ seeing them switch with Jen coming forward from behind the drum-kit and taking the lead. Backed up and unified by Josh Sellers‘ characterful bass parts all the way through. With artwork by band-member Jen Hingley, a graphic designer by day (who has worked with the likes of Royal Blood, The Charlatans and Franz Ferdinand). The release showcases the full extent of the band’s DIY-chops.


PINS – ” Bad Thing “

Posted: September 28, 2017 in MUSIC
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The EP features five new tracks, and as well as the Iggy Pop-featuring cut, PINS are including a cover of Joy Division’s “Dead Souls”.

“We had talked about doing a Joy Division cover – I think it was Faith [Vern, vocals/guitar] who suggested ‘Dead Souls’,” say PINS. “Because we were in a rickety cottage and not a studio there was no isolation – so when people were recording parts everyone else had to be super quiet.”

Bad Things, the follow up to 2015 LP Wild Nights, was recorded in a studio along the Scottish Borders with Mark Vernon on co-production duties with the band.

“We took all the gear we could possibly find and locked ourselves away in the Scottish wilderness for a fortnight,” the band add. “[We were] expecting to do some demos, and coming away with an EP that we really loved. It was an immersive experience – there was no civilisation for miles around so we were free to make noise and experiment.”

Taken from the PINS EP ‘Bad Thing’ released on 24th March 2017 on Haus of Pins.

Pale Waves have shared the music video for latest single ‘Television Romance’. The song, which was released last month, has now got an official video – which has been directed by The 1975 frontman Matty Healy. It’s the band’s second single , The band recently played sets at Reading & Leeds Festivals.

The single was also produced by Healy, as was their debut single ‘There’s A Honey’, which we called a “a shimmering, addictive indie anthem in the making”. A full EP is due on Dirty Hit Records later this Autumn. The video is also Healy’s directorial debut.


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There are very few EPs whose titles we agree with more than the latest effort from UK fuzz-rockers False Advertising – I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring.EP , Yet the Manchester-based three-piece provide a host of reasons to pay attention, not least the guitar work of Tele-wielding Jen Hingley – the niece of Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley, no less – who delivers the kind of riffs that will have fans of ’90s alt-rock digging plaid shirts back out of wardrobes.

Ahead of the band’s upcoming UK tour, we caught up with Jen to hear all about her priceless guitars, Big Muff love and the dangers of swapping instruments mid-gig…“If you know anything about False Advertising, you’ll probably know that Chris [Warr] and I switch places between drums and guitar. I was drumming my part of the set this weekend at a festival in Hull, and mid-song, hit the end of my left index finger against a drum. The pain and amount of blood was so bad that when we switched back to me being on guitar I actually couldn’t play, then had to return to finish the set back on the drums. Not before being escorted to the first aid tent. Not my finest moment – I still can’t bend my finger, actually.”

Not My Fault is the new single from False Advertising.

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The 1990’s revival is so popular right now that it’s probably already over, but one act channeling the actually good bits of that damned decade are Manchester via Oxford DIY trio, False Advertising. The band are set to release a new EP, I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring, next month, and have this week share their riotous new single, Hey You.


Hey You, described by the band as, “a rallying cry against gender stereotyping”, is built around ferocious, almost Pavement like guitar work, and pounding drums, but it’s singer Jen’s howling, visceral vocal that’s the star. There’s a touch of Shirley Manson, with the attitude and noise of early PJ Harvey, and as she repeats the tracks key line, “I am no figurine”, we’d dare anyone to suggest she’s anything but a rock star. Raucous, accessible and with plenty to say, False Advertising are more than worthy of their hype.

The track is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring’, released 27/10 and available to pre-order on Bandcamp.

Here’s a new track ‘It’s Been A While (So Sick)’ alongside a video pieced together from our time in America at SXSW (which was indeed ‘So Sick’). The song is part of the Three Minute Heroes #HearMeOut album, a compilation released by The Warren Youth Project which saw artists put young people’s lyrics to music.

‘Hey You’ the new single from False Advertising is out now.

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Jen Hingley, Chris Warr, Josh Sellers

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FALSE ADVERTISING are a three-piece noise-pop trio who specialise in drenching the catchiest of hooks in the fizziest of guitar-fuzz. Fusing the best of 90’s alternative rock from both sides of the atlantic and embodying all that is still so vital about raw, energetic live music.

Here’s a new track ‘It’s Been A While (So Sick)’ alongside a video pieced together from our time in America at SXSW (which was indeed ‘So Sick’). The song is part of the Three Minute Heroes #HearMeOut album, a compilation released by The Warren Youth Project which saw artists put young people’s lyrics to music.

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Manchester quartet Duds‘ wiry, clattering sound draws comparisons to original postpunk upstarts like The Fire Engines and Joseph K, and likewise they bring a real urgency to their music. The band’s debut album, Of A Nature or Degree, will be out September 22nd via Castle Face Records, and it’s the first UK group to have a record out on John Dwyer’s label. While they don’t sound like anything else on Castle Face, they do share an electricity with groups like Oh Sees, POW!, and Running, and definitely fit in with the label’s asthetic. We’ve got the premiere of “Elastic Feel” which is a great example of the band’s nervous creative energy.



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Following the inspiration Abbe Pierre has injected into the Mossley community, we will pursue this grand celebration and put forth our souls and services in support of Emmaus Mossley Indefinitely!

Join us and our fine friends The Piccadilly Rats and Afghan Sand Gang. 16th September at 2pm.

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ILL – ” Space Dick “

Posted: September 4, 2017 in MUSIC
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Feminist post-punk noise makers ILL present a new stomping dance single full of fun and puns. “Space Dick” was unleashed on 11th November 2016.  The digital release of Space Dick is joined by the music video featuring cosmic thrills, green screen monsters and intergalactic villains, made by and starring the band. A perfect treat for sci-fi lovers and haters alike. With a repertoire of precarious pop songs and frequent improvised departures, ILL revel in the right to be weird, exploring the borders between the funny and the sinister, the personal and the political, the mundane and the surreal.
Whether in 1950s b-movies, modern blockbusters or real life space exploration, women never have it easy. ILL deliver a joyful reversal of the norm with their fierce fighting heroines. Space Captain Lea Thal traverses the intergalactic dimension, whooping the ass of every space dick she meets along the way and liberating her fellow females from the clutches of monsters and misogyny. With nods to Aliens, Red Dwarf, Star Trek and many more.
Space Dick is the third single from ILL’s upcoming debut album “We are ILL”, set to be released later this year.
ILL are :
Sadie Noble – vocals, guitar and space lasers
Harri Shanahan – vocals and keys
Whitney Bluzma – vocals and bass
Fiona Ledgard – drums


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