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The International Championships Tour With Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, And More!

Shortly after getting on the Warped Tour wagon for the first time ever, British pop-punk outfit Neck Deep are set to head out for their ‘International Championships Tour,’ which is a 10-day UK tour to be supported by fellow pop-punk breakthrough artists like Knuckle Puck, Seaway, and Trophy Eyes.

Only having debuted their first full-length album earlier this year, Neck Deep, under Hopeless Records, are rapidly making their way up the ladder of success. Having stated in previous interviews that they’ve gotten bigger in America than in the UK is truly a testament to the power of social media. Here’s …

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MUSIC VIDEO: SycAmour – “We’re in Hell”

Moments ago, aggressive alternative band, SycAmour, revealed a brand new music video for their track titled “We’re in Hell,” and good lord is it absolutely insane! Taking the Sin City black and gray with minimal color look, this video starts off with the story about a normal family having what seems to be dinner…then the madness starts.

Directed by the talented Brandan Kellar, the music video’s visuals are extremely dark and very creepy, leaving viewers with the whole “holy shit, did that really happen?” type feel. Comprised of the ever-so-amazing cleans by Jeremy Gilmore, the nightmarish lows by Tony …

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Don’t Be A Bitter Dinosaur — Drop Everything and Listen to New Found Glory’s New Single “Selfless”

Just in case your coffee wasn’t doing the job for you this morning, details have emerged for New Found Glory‘s upcoming eighth studio album. iTunes UK has launched a pre-order for the LP with an October 6 release date, which means it should be available on October 7 in the U.S.

The album is appropriately titled Resurrection, as it’s their first album on Hopeless Records and first release since the dismissal of founding guitarist Steve Klein back in December.

The band has also released a music video for the album’s first single “Selfless.” It’s a classic New Found …

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Real Friends Announce Headlining Tour With Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy

Hot off of Warped Tour, Real Friends have announced a Fall headlining tour with three of Hopeless Records’ finest bands as support.

The band will be joined by pop-punk favorites Neck Deep, as well as the slightly out of place Cruel Hand and Have Mercy. For those unfamiliar, Cruel Hand are a hardcore band from Portland, Maine and Have Mercy are a midwest-style emo band from Maryland. If you make it out to one of these shows, make sure you get there early. Have Mercy are poised to explode in the next year with a new album on …

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Sounds of the (Down) Underground: 5 Australian Acts You Should Be Listening To

Australia has a proud history of punching above its weight, musically speaking. This is particularly true when it comes to acts operating in the heavier music spectrum. With the seemingly endless advances in streaming and social media technologies making the ears of the world more accessible than ever, the Australian independent scene is thriving. The result is an influx of bands across a variety of genres making a considerable impact on the music scene globally.

As a UTG contributor and proud Australian who resides deep within the nation’s undisputed punk rock heart of Melbourne, it gives me great pleasure to …

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REVIEW: Driver Friendly – ‘Unimagined Bridges’

ArtistDriver Friendly
AlbumUnimagined Bridges
Label: Hopeless Records
Genre: Pop-Punk / Pop-Rock

When I saw that Driver Friendly’s new album was titled Unimagined Bridges, I let out a chuckle that hid a lingering feeling of disappointment; the band used the metaphorical bridge extensively on their Hopeless Records debut EP Peaks + Valleys, and seeing the word in the new record’s title immediately set off a fear trigger that they hadn’t progressed as much as I would have hoped in the year since their last effort. While my fears immediately subsided upon initial listens, it’s …

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REVIEW: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – ‘We Don’t Have Each Other’

Artist: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
Album: We Don’t Have Each Other
Label: Hopeless Records

If nothing else can be taken away from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties‘ debut record, then at least take away this: even in the most fictitious stories there can be subtle truths about struggle in life. Everyone goes through trials, tests, tribulations and people far wiser than myself will tell you it’s how you face these situations that helps mold and shape who you are and what you can become.

This is what We Don’t Have Each Other is about. It’s about …

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Watch Neck Deep’s Music Video for “Losing Teeth”

Neck Deep‘s new music video for their hit single “Losing Teeth” has had us posi-jumping in our seats since its premiere at AltPress this morning.

The song comes from the UK band’s debut full-length, A History of Bad Decisions, which released last year through Hopeless Records. More recently, the band’s gone through the US on their first headlining tour with the likes of Light Years and Knuckle Puck, and they can currently be found setting crowds off on the Beatport stage of the Vans Warped Tour.

Follow the jump to watch the music video and to see remaining …

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Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties Stream Debut Album

It’s finally here. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the new project of Dan “Soupy” Campbell (of the Wonder Years) is streaming their debut album one week before its scheduled release date. Check down below for the stream.

The LP, We Don’t Have Each Other is due out on July 8 via Hopeless Records, where you can still get the pre-order. You can expect our review of the album soon.

East coasters can find Soupy performing live this summer on the Acoustic Basement stage at the Vans Warped Tour. Those select dates are below as …

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The Wonder Years Release Full-Band Version Of “Living Room Song”

Brace yourself: The Wonder Years have released a new song, kind of.

The undisputed kings of new-school pop-punk have released a full-band version of “Living Room Song” over at Alt Press. The acoustic version of the track originally appeared as an elusive Japanese B-side to 2011′s Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing, and has since been released as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of the record. I personally believe that the acoustic version is far superior, but it’s great to have both versions around.

The song will be released through No Sleep Records’ …

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Listen To a New Song From Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

We are now barreling headlong towards the release of We Don’t Have Each Other, the first-ever full length from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, a.k.a. Dan “Soupy” Campbell of The Wonder Years. So far, the famously frank frontman has graced us with two tracks from his debut solo effort, and earlier today, unveiled a third during an extensive interview with AbsolutePunk.net. Look below to check out the full podcast; if you’re pressed for time, the new song, “St. Joe Keeps Us Safe,” begins at around 25:50.

On this latest effort, Campbell’s protagonist wrestles with his …

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Driver Friendly Debut New Song, “Everything Gold”

Texas pop rockers Driver Friendly are gearing up to release their new full-length, Unimagined Bridges, in July. Today, they have treated fans to the album’s second single, titled “Everything Gold.” You can check out an acoustic performance of the song courtesy of Zero Platoon and AbsolutePunk.

If you want to hear the song’s catchy melody and horn line in a more rocked out setting, the full-band version of the song is available on Spotify.

Driver Friendly will be hitting the road July 10 for a summer tour with Seaway, Stickup Kid, and Candy Hearts. Check out the …