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Hours Make A Strong Argument For Being Your New Favorite Band With “Crossfire”

We love finding new alternative rock bands who have discovered a new take on music that catches us completely off guard. It’s not always about reinventing the wheel altogether. Sometimes all you need to stand out is a good sound with catchy hooks, infectious melodies, and lyrics that actually have something to say.

Enter Hours. Hailing from Norwhich, this up and coming act have released only two songs to date, but already they have begun developing one of the most dedicated fan bases in the UK rock underground. Their latest single, “Crossfire,” falls somewhere between the sound of Mallory Knox …

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UTG TV: Warped 2014 With Neck Deep

Neck Deep is one of the fastest growing pop-punk bands we’ve seen in a while. Want evidence of that? In our interview with the band, Ben and Fil told us how they’d be super starstruck by one man and one man only: Mark Hoppus of blink-182. Four days later, they announced that they’d be opening for the band at London’s Brixton Academy next month. If you go on the band members’ social networks, you can see a photo of them hanging with Hoppus himself.

This has been a busy year for Neck Deep. The band released their first full-length through …

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SBTRKT Announces New Album, Shares Single feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

UPDATE: Stream “New Dorp, New York” feat. Ezra Koenig below.

Earlier this year, UK producer SBTRKT dropped a surprise EP out of nowhere. Today, he has announced the release of Wonder Where We Land, his highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut. Oh 2014, how sweet you are. The album artwork is above and a creepy trailer for the album can be seen after the jump.

SBTRKT will premiere the album’s first single on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program later this afternoon. The best part? It features Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Stay tuned for a stream of …

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Warped Tour Not Returning To The UK This Year

Unfortunately for music fans across the Atlantic, this year’s Vans Warped Tour will not be held in the UK. Even though their Facebook page has not been updated since May, according to theirs and Kevin Lyman’s Twitter accounts they could not get a good lineup together in time. You can read the tweets for yourself by taking a look below the break.

Warped Tour is arguably the biggest annual festival around that features popular and up and coming artists in the pop-punk, metalcore, electronic and post hardcore genres. While this news must be very disappointing to fans in that area, …

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Jimmy Page Responds to Led Zeppelin Glastonbury Rumors

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis said earlier this year that he was “sure” Led Zeppelin would play his festival one day. Now, guitarist Jimmy Page has responded to his comments and addressed the chances of the band headlining in the coming years when talking with BBC Radio 6 Music host Shaun Keaveny.

“I haven’t heard about anything since the 2007 O2 gig, but you never know do you,” said Page. “You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow, do you?” The band has carved a spot in music history as one of the most important rock bands not just for …

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The Front Bottoms, PUP Announce UK Tour

This August and September The Front Bottoms and PUP will be hitting the road on a UK tour together.

View the full list of dates and a tour poster after the jump. For fans that happen to be based in the United States, you can catch both bands on separate national tours earlier in the summer. To view a list of each band’s dates, head to either The Front Bottoms’ website, or PUP’s website.

The Front Bottoms recently announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled Rose this June and it’s available for pre-order now. As …

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Manchester Orchestra Extend Tour to UK With Kevin Devine and Bad Books

Time is winding down on Manchester Orchestra‘s US tour in support of their near-perfect new album, Cope. That doesn’t mean they’re going to stop playing, though. The band will be heading overseas to play a series of shows in the UK in the fall with Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band and Bad Books opening.

Manchester Orchestra are always great on record, but they’re truly “top notch” in a live setting. Don’t miss your chance if you’re over in the UK to see them on this tour. With such ace openers, too, how could you? Besides, you may …

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UTG TV: Little Barrie Speak On ‘Shadow’

Last Thursday UTG TV headed into New York City to meet up with our friends in Little Barrie at Santos Party House. Fortunately, we were able to catch them just before they headed to Europe for a UK tour followed by dates in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

For those who are not familiar with the band, the British trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Barrie Cadogan (Primal Scream), drummer Virgil Howe and bassist Lewis Wharton.

On May 27, the band will be releasing their newest album, entitled Shadow. The fusion of sounds on the album work hard to …

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Taking Back Sunday Announce December UK Tour

It seems that Christmas will be coming early for our friends across the pond.

Only weeks after returning from an extensive US jaunt with The Used, Taking Back Sunday have announced a brief UK tour set to take place this December. The group will begin in Portsmouth on December 7, and stop by several major venues before concluding one week later in Oxford. A full list of dates can be found below the jump.

TBS released their sixth full length album, Happiness Is, back in March through Hopeless Records, and though it isn’t quite on par with Tell

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LIVE REVIEW: Duke Dumont (4/24/14)

If you’re into electronic music and haven’t heard of British producer Duke Dumont, it’s time to get yourself together. He may not be blasting on top-40 radio stations or have Rihanna on all of his tracks, but he’s making serious moves within the genre. In the UK, he’s had two #1 singles. This year, his track “Need U (100%)” was nominated for the “Best Dance Recording” Grammy, going up against the likes of Zedd, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, and Armin Van Buuren. You may have even seen him perform at Coachella. After all, he has been described as a revitalizing …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Cher Lloyd – “Sirens”

Earlier today, UK pop star Cher Lloyd shared her brand new music video with the world for her track called “Sirens.” If you know Cher Lloyd well, you will know that a majority of her music was the super poppy, let me just get up and dance-type music, with a little added attitude. When “Sirens” was released, it gave a whole new perspective on her as an artist and how she can not only write poppy tracks, but she can also put out something that’s filled with emotion, and that’s exactly the vibe that was let out in this video. …

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The War on Drugs Announce UK Tour Dates

Philly indie rock band The War on Drugs are riding on the success of Lost In The Dream and plan on hitting up the UK this November for a short tour.

The War on Drugs will already play London and Manchester next month, but they’ve added additional dates in those cities as well as Bristol, Glasgow, and Liverpool for November. If you’re on the fence about buying tickets, check out their music video for “Red Eyes” — that should help.

View the short list of tour dates below:…