“could well be one of the next big
indie-pop bands” – Q
Aberdeen’s The Little Kicks return with their immensely uplifting new single, Bang The Drum Slowly, out 1st December 2017 via Loosen Up Records. The single is taken from the album Shake Off Your Troubles, out now via Loosen Up Records and is available to buy iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Bang The Drum Slowly is now available to stream on The Little Kicks' Soundcloud page.
Bang The Drum Slowly is a mightily infectious slice of off-kilter indie pop. It races through with scuzzy hooks, glitchy beats and sweeping harmonies, resulting in a delightfully quirky sound akin to the likes of Hot Hot Heat or OK Go. It's the fourth single to be taken from their latest album, Shake Off Your Troubles. Describing the album, lead singer Steven Milne explains “the themes of the record would be a feeling of happiness, gratitude and to be thankful with what you have and not take things for granted. Furthermore, not to let others get you down or let anyone put you in your place.”
Since forming five years ago, The Little Kicks have received critical acclaim from the likes of NME, Q, Clash and The Skinny to name but a few. They have also received support from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland and XFM as well as Shake Off Your Troubles being nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Now, having shared stages with acclaimed bands such as The Maccabees, Maximo Park and White Lies, The Little Kicks hope to continue charming listeners further with the unique, vibrant sounds of Bang The Drum Slowly.
You can catch The Little Kicks live at the following dates:
November 24th 2017 - The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin - Tickets
December 8th 2017 - Mad Hatters, Inverness - Tickets
December 14th 2017 - Clarks, Dundee - Tickets
December 23rd 2017 - The Tunnels, Aberdeen - Tickets
January 12th 2017 - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow - Tickets
Bang The Drum Slowly is out 1st December 2017 via Loosen Up Records. The album Shake Off Your Troubles is out now via Loosen Up Records and is available to buy iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Comichaus have launched the beta version of their revolutionary new app, described as ‘Netflix for indie comics’.
The Comichaus app includes featured releases, new releases and 'most read' comics. Users are able to stream and discover the indie comics in the Comichaus catalogue, search and filter comics by genre, creator and title, save comics to read offline and find out more about their favourite creators. Users can also review and recommend titles with the ability to share their favourites on social media.
Subscription to the app is £3 per month (or £30 per year) and 50% of advert and subscription revenue is split with creators based on how many times their books are read.
Comichaus started life as a website to support and profile small and indie comic book creators, building a respectable database and marketplace for indie comic books. Meeting an abundance of talented creators, Comichaus launched their own comic books mere 12-months after they stepped foot onto the indie comic book scene. This comic featured an abundance of talented creators but Comichaus wanted to evolve.
The app helps raise awareness of the excellent comics Comichaus have been showcasing whilst building the creators’ profiles inorder to fund future print issues. All the print issues for sale on Comichaus are also linked to the app so if a reader likes what they’ve read, they can buy a physical copy and find out more about the other comics their favourite creator has been involved in.
Comichaus founder, Pete Genepool’s passion for comics is clear:
“The creators themselves are so passionate, it is impossible to resist when you see the products everyone creates whilst still holding down day jobs and working so hard. They need to be seen by more people!”
The app is available on platforms: iOS, Android Versions: iOS 9, iOS 10.x, Android 4.4 - 7.x and Layouts: Portrait Handset, Tablet Portrait, Tablet Landscapeto begin. The Comichaus app is available to download here now.
“... a defiant statement of intent...”
- Upset Magazine
“…a consistent, driving energy.”
Steal The City return with their energising new single, Manufactured, out now via Redemption / Dharma Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
The video premiered on Upset Magazine and you can also watch it via the band's YouTube channel.
The single is also available to stream on the band's Soundcloud page now.
The band define Manufactured as their “call to arms track”. It’s a fast paced, guitar driven thriller that always gets the crowd moving during a live set. Guided by passionate vocals and an abundance of all things heavy, the track is designed to increase adrenaline, making it instantly addictive. The single is a rollercoaster ride of emotion, sounding akin to the likes of Silverstein and Rise Against’s ability to create unapologetic, anthemic rock.
Steal The City describe the track as a “fuck you song to the people who try and manipulate or convince you to do what everyone else is doing. Its about saying no to following a basic path or being ‘Manufactured' into something you don't want to be. Every so often we come across someone who tells us we can't do something because it won't pay very well or you should just settle down, go to college, get a degree and work yourself through life.”
The band have already received praise from the likes of The Vinyl District, IDIOTEQ and Dead Press and have spent the last few years building a reputation for their ferocious live sets. With memorable performances at Tramlines Festival and O2 Academy Sheffield already under their belt, the quartet are ready to unleash their riotous sound on the rest of the UK and beyond.
Catch Steal The City live on the following dates:
8th December 2017 - Woolpack Live - Doncaster
17th December 2017 - West Street Live - Sheffield
15th February 2018 - Record Junkie - Sheffield
Steal The City's Manufactured is out now via Redemption / Dharma Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.