Friday, July 06, 2018

ROCK BAND MASSIVE WAGONS AIM TO MAKE LANCASTER MUSIC HISTORY

There is something special brewing up in the North West of England right now in the city of Lancaster. Local band MASSIVE WAGONS have been relentlessly working the live circuit whilst also trying to juggle family life & full time jobs but their luck may just be about to change. Signing a record deal, national radio love, major UK festival slots and the chance to open for their heroes Status Quo at Mint Bridge Stadium have seen MASSIVE WAGONS’ meteoric rise from a likeable local band to one of the hottest new Rock bands in the UK that many in the know are tipping for mainstream success.

Tonight they are celebrating with a huge MASSIVE WAGONS ‘Full Nelson’ mural being painted onto the side of Rock venue ‘The Pub” in the centre of Lancaster. The venue, located on China Street, is the spiritual home of MASSIVE WAGONS as it was where they played their first ever gig live show.

Surprisingly, no band formed in Lancaster has ever achieved a Top 40 in the Official UK Album Chart before despite the city being a hotbed of live music for several decades. John Waite achieved a #1 Billboard single in the USA with “When I See You Smile” but the album charts have remained mostly unbothered. That is about to change. MASSIVE WAGONS have a very real chance of making history next month with new album ‘Full Nelson’ and you can help make it happen.

Frontman Baz Mills (who works a full time job driving lorries) said:

”The Pub Lancaster, when the band was in its infancy, was THE place we went, all the time, live music rock bar, we stood and watched hundreds of bands Friday and Saturday nights in there, great times, we always said our goal was to get a gig in The Pub, if we can manage that then we can die happy haha, the buzz when it happened was just incredible, and now we must have played there countless times, to this day some of our best most memorable gigs were in there, so to have the new album art emblazoned on the side of the building 20 feet tall is an honour, the plan is to hopefully hit the official charts with 'Full Nelson' no other Lancaster band has charted an album and we wanna do it, with the people of Lancaster behind us, put the place on the map, it's a stunning city and its rich in musical talent and heritage, it's been good to us so we wanna represent the place, tonight's album launch and the painting unveiling is just the start, what better place to kick the campaign off than the place that kicked us off to start with.”

Massive Wagons band manager Terri Chapman said: “Massive Wagons really do love their beautiful city of Lancaster and to have this mural painted in the city centre truly has been one of their biggest highlights as musicians. To have the people of Lancaster supporting and backing the band all the way would just be incredible, together we can not only put Lancaster back on the rock n roll map but encourage the youngsters that anything is possible. Massive Wagons are one of the hardest working bands I know and to see them hit the Top 40 UK charts and be the first band from Lancaster to do so would be a historical event that we can all be proud of.”

Tom Hadfield, from the band’s record label Earache Records, said: “We set up the mural because we want the people of Lancaster to be proud of Massive Wagons. They are proving that you don’t have to be from London to get national press attention and that if you work hard, rock harder and don’t give up you can be a successful band. Wagons are carving out a new path for Lancaster bands to follow in their footsteps and hopefully this will inspire a new generation of kids in the city to form a band and go for it like Massive Wagons have. “If they can achieve the target of a first ever Top 40 album for the city then this will give the local music scene a lot of attention and as they say ‘a rising tide raises all ships’.”

‘Full Nelson” is released 10th August on Earache Records. Pre order from: https://smarturl.it/fullnelson

Live Dates
30 JUNE - THE PICTUREDROME - HOLMFIRTH, UK *w/ Blackberry Smoke
03 JULY - THE PUB – LANCASTER (MURAL PARTY SHOW)
15 JULY - SOS FESTIVAL - MANCHESTER - UK
28 JULY - CUSTOM ROCK N BLUES FESTIVAL - PENTRICH
29 JULY - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - EBBW VALE, UK
04 AUG - THE PLATFORM - MORECAMBE, UK
09 AUG - VINYL TAP - HUDDERSFIELD
10 AUG - CRASH RECORDS - HEADROW HOUSE
11 AUG - EARACHE FACTORY - BOOMTOWN FAIR, UK
12 AUG - ROUGH TRADE - NOTTINGHAM, UK
13 AUG - HMV - LANCASTER, UK
16 AUG - ACTION RECORDS - PRESTON, UK
24 AUG - REAPERFEST - MELBOURNE, UK
25 AUG - STONEDEAF FESTIVAL - NEWARK, UK
27 AUG - OPENING FOR STATUS QUO -  KENDALL STADIUM, UK
07 OCT - NEW CROSS INN - LONDON, UK

#JumpOnTheMassiveBandWagon

Stay up-to-date with the latest MASSIVE WAGONS news and info by following the band online:

Official Site http://www.massivewagons.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons
Twitter http://twitter.com/massivewagons  
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MASSIVE WAGONS PRESS
Dan Tobin - Earache Records
E-mail: dan@earache.com

MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

HAGGARD CAT ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT FOR UGLY KID JOE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR

Fiery garage rock duo HAGGARD CAT have been announced as the main support act for Californian rockers UGLY KID JOE on their upcoming UK/European tour.

Kicking off on September 3rd in HAGGARD CAT's own hometown of Nottingham, England, the tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of UGLY KID JOE's debut album and features HAGGARD CAT as main support, along with openers YELLOWCAKE (which also features UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane).

"We feel humbled that Ugly Kid Joe have asked us to go out with them; they're living legends!" comments HAGGARD CAT frontman Matt Reynolds.  "We can't wait to try out our brand new show on some bigger stages to lots of new faces!"

Don't miss HAGGARD CAT on tour with UGLY KID JOE at these dates:

Sep. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Sep. 04 - Belfast, UK - Limelight
Sep. 05 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
Sep. 07 - Newcastle, UK - Riverside
Sep. 08 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
Sep. 09 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
Sep. 10 - Southampton, UK - Engine Rooms
Sep. 12 - Sint Niklaas, Belgium - De Casino
Sep. 13 - Papenburg, Germany - Kolpinghaus
Sep. 14 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo

View the tour flyer here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/haggardcat_ukj_sep18.jpg>.

HAGGARD CAT's new album 'Challenger' is available now via Earache, tracks from which have seen support on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting at Kerrang! TV and a coveted spot as Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood Track of the Week.

Pick up 'Challenger' now on CD and vinyl here <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> or on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/challenger-itunes>.

Check out the official HAGGARD CAT music videos for "American Graffiti" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtDu2wtAIo>, "Bone Shaker" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVCzqcrjXh8> and "Bad News" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnOF2y6AnR8>.

Official Site <http://haggardcat.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/HaggardCat>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/theHaggardCat>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thehaggardcat>


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Friday, June 29, 2018

BOOMTOWN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR THE EARACHE FACTORY

The wait is finally over!  Today, Boomtown Fair and Earache Records have revealed the full lineup for the brand-new-for-2018 venue, "The Earache Factory", and it doesn't disappoint.

New names added to the already mouth-watering bill include EMPLOYED TO SERVE, VENOM PRISON, JAMIE LENMAN, MILK TEETH, HEAVY LUNGS and PENGSHUI, joining the likes of the already-announced bands such as IDLES, DEAD KENNEDYS, SOULFLY, EARTH CRISIS, some "secret special guests" and many more.

Boomtown's Head of Music, Kaptin Barrett comments: "The lineup is so strong, I wish I could spend the whole time there.  I will definitely be there for Dead Kennedys, Idles, Hacktivist, Soulfly and Pengshui, but probably more!"

The Earache Factory is a completely new venue at Boomtown and is curated by the legendary independent label Earache Records.  Earache has issued over 600 releases since its inception in 1987 and built its reputation on extreme music and a punk attitude.  Last summer, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the label, Earache was invited to curate the first ever "heavy" music stage at Glastonbury Festival called 'The Earache Express', which resulted in primetime TV on BBC1 and Ed Miliband impersonating NAPALM DEATH on BBC Radio 4.

Located in the heart of Diss-order Alley, the lineup will feature some of the best in metal, punk, rock, stoner and psych, ranging from world famous artists to the hottest new heavy bands on the scene.

"We are on a mission to bring heavy music to the masses and big credit goes to everyone at Boomtown for welcoming us with open arms.  All the band we have booked are heavy in one way or another, but a common theme is that they are all bands with a purpose, bands that mean something and bands that are fighting for positive change.  We want to highlight everything that is fucked up in this world and we want to do it through booking defiant and politically engaged bands - and having a lot of fun whilst we do it.  Bring your earplugs."

<http://earacherecords.com/myspace/earachefactory_boomtown2018.jpg>

Lak Mitchell, Boomtown founder comments: "We're seriously excited about expanding on the heavy live music side of the festival...  The first event I ever put on was a heavy metal gig when I was 16 and have been in various thrash/punk/metal bands ever since, so to represent such an amazing musical culture within the context of Boomtown is insanely exciting and I can't wait to see where this takes us."

Boomtown's multidimensional world not only provides some of the best in underground and global music but incorporates it with some of the most unexpected and immersive theatre.  As part of Boomtown's ever-evolving storyline, Diss-order Alley is themed around a military base which has been abandoned and overtaken by an autonomous community of punks.  Attendees are encouraged to embrace their inner characters and immerse themselves in the intricately designed venues populated by walkabout performers weaving their way through the city's streets.

Earache Records' Head of Live Music, Tom Hadfield comments: "The sun is out and festival season is upon us!  Absolutely buzzing for Boomtown and hope everyone enjoys the lineup that we have pulled together.  Even if you aren't into heavy music, you are welcome at the Earache Factory, so come down and be curious... you never know, it could be your new favourite corner of Boomtown."

Boomtown Fair Chapter 10 will take place at Matterley Estate just outside Winchester from August 9th to August 12th, 2018.

Get tickets to the festival here <http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk>.

THOSE DAMN CROWS RELEASE "BLINK OF AN EYE" FROM DEBUT ALBUM 'MURDER AND THE MOTIVE'

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS have released their new single "Blink of an Eye", taken from from their upcoming debut album 'Murder and the Motive', which is due to be released worldwide on October 5th.

"From the early demo stages of 'Blink' we knew this song had the potential to become one of the biggest songs on the record," comments THOSE DAMN CROWS frontman Shane Greenhall.  "It seemed to have all the ingredients of a potential hit - a story, a message, a great hook and a HUGE chorus that the crowds at our live shows love to sing back at us."

Speaking about the meaning behind the song, Shane adds: "'Blink' is about a time and place where we grew up as kids, and reflecting on how much has changed since our childhood... pubs, venues, shops, all boarded up; how we once were, how life was and just how precious life and loved ones are.  It's only through loss do you truly appreciate life...  'You gotta hit the lows to feel the highs.'"

Listen to "Blink of an Eye" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA8Tta2hfJw>.

Hailing from Bridgend, South Wales, THOSE DAMN CROWS have already built up a solid following from performances at the likes of Camden Rocks, Steelhouse Festival, Hard Rock Hell and Ramblin' Man Fair.

Pre-order 'Murder and the Motive' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, plus a selection of merch bundles here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.  As a special treat for fans, each pre-order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans, which will give them the chance to get their hands on exclusive merch items.

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of "Blink of an Eye" and the first single "Don't Give a Damn" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOm5W7CKpBQ>, here <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>.

Don't miss THOSE DAMN CROWS on tour:

Jun. 30 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
Jul. 07 - Swansea, UK - Seven Sins Festival
Jul. 28 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 03 - Bathgate, UK - Dreadnought Rock
Aug. 25 - St. Austell, UK - Band Club
Sep. 19 - Bristol, UK - Thekla*
Sep. 20 - Pontypridd, UK - Muni Centre*
Sep. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement*
Sep. 22 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand*
Sep. 23 - Chester, UK - The Live Rooms*
Sep. 24 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute*
Sep. 26 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish*
Sep. 27 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank*
Sep. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation*
Sep. 29 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 2*
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender

* Planet Rock Presents tour w/ THE BAD FLOWERS and FEDERAL CHARM

View the tour flyer here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tdc_prtour_sep18.jpg>.

THOSE DAMN CROWS are:

Shane Greenhall - Vocals
Ian "Shiner" Thomas - Guitar
David Winchurch - Guitar
Lloyd Wood - Bass
Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com

Thursday, June 28, 2018

MASSIVE WAGONS RELEASE OFFICIAL "UNDER NO ILLUSION" MUSIC VIDEO

English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have released an official music video for their song "Under No Illusion" ahead of their sold out show with labelmates BLACKBERRY SMOKE at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Saturday.

The track was the first to be revealed from the band's eagerly-anticipated new album, 'Full Nelson', which releases worldwide on August 10th.  The video was filmed with TVPAV.com <http://www.tvpav.com> in and around the band's spiritual home of Lancaster and is available to watch now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IzGWKjGf_k>.

"Under No Illusion is a song which as soon as we'd jammed it together, we kinda knew this was gonna be a single," comments MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills.  "It had that immediate feel.  Some songs take the recording process before they are considered for a single release, but Illusion was instant.  It's a song which I suppose from a personal point of view is letting other bands know - bands on the rise - to watch out for the clowns in the industry; selfish people out purely for their own gain.  Nothing wrong with furthering yourself at all, just not at the expense of others.  We've met loads of 'em, dealt with a few; so hard to spot often till it's too late.  A band absolutely needs a trustworthy team around it.

"The song also just says don't be scared to make decisions for the good of yourself and the band.  Do your thing.  I think when a band are doing what they feel best at - writing songs and performing without being contrived or staged, and just being themselves - it is a much more enjoyable process and it comes across in a much better way.  Sometimes easier said than done, I know.  There is a message in the song explaining exactly what I think of people praying on bands.  I always loved the idea of stuff in song lyrics that is hidden or cryptic - gives it a new angle.  I really enjoyed writing this one; thanks everyone for listening to it."

'Full Nelson' features 12 roaring tracks, including a brand new version of "Back to the Stack" - the band's tribute to legendary STATUS QUO rocker Rick Parfitt - as well as the recently-released single "Robot (Trust in Me)" <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ZS-VMl-lU>, for which the band worked with famed BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST producer/engineer Mike Exeter.

Pre-order 'Full Nelson' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl here <http://www.earache.com/fullnelson>.  The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes, including instant downloads of all four tracks released so far, here <http://bit.ly/fullnelson-itunes>.

Don't miss MASSIVE WAGONS on tour:

Jun. 30 - Holmfirth, UK - The Picturedrome w/ BLACKBERRY SMOKE (SOLD OUT)
Jul. 15 - Manchester, UK - SOS Festival
Jul. 28 - Pentrich, UK - Rock and Blues Custom Show
Jul. 29 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 04 - Morecambe, UK - The Platform
Aug. 11 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair
Aug. 24 - Meldreth, UK - Reaper Fest
Aug. 25 - Newark, UK - Stonedeaf Festival
Oct. 07 - London, UK - New Cross Inn

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

Friday, June 22, 2018

MASSIVE WAGONS RELEASE MIKE EXETER-PRODUCED SINGLE "ROBOT (TRUST IN ME)"

English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have released a brand new track from their upcoming album 'Full Nelson', which releases on August 10th worldwide.

Following on from a triumphant debut performance at the UK's Download Festival two weeks ago, the band have now returned with another treat for their fans - the grooving, heavy hitter of a track, "Robot (Trust in Me)", for which the band worked with famed BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST producer/engineer Mike Exeter.

Listen to "Robot (Trust in Me)" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ZS-VMl-lU>.

MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills comments: "Robot (Trust in Me) is us having a dig at angry online conspiracy theorists.  For me, you can believe what you want - flat earth, dragons, lizard people, whatever; I'm totally cool with that - but I have experienced on numerous occasions the seething inner rage of the online theorist when people simply don't agree or buy into it, which is also very cool with me haha, and it doesn't sit well with said jobless, high-as-a-kite, angry angry man.  'You're all sheep!!!  Are you fckin blind?!  Can't you see the numbers?!?  If you take the number of letters in the numbers six six six and multiply them by how many brain cells I've destroyed constantly smoking super strength weed staring at my computer, then minus Jesus' age, subtract my Jobseeker's Allowance and then divide by 9-11, multiply again by the combined age of Barack Obama's children and mother-in-law, you will come to the exact day and time the world might end!!!  CAN'T YOU FCKIN SEE IT YOU SHEEP!!!  YOU'RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!'...  Yeah those people.  I deleted from Facebook, surprise surprise, a very angry man with some horrible views, which is why I wrote a song about him.  The track is not really like anything else on the album, it's got a heavy groove, a little psychedelic perhaps.  We really, really like it."

On working with Mike Exeter, Baz adds: "We were immensely privileged to work with Mr. Mike Exeter on this track.  He brought his infinite production wisdom to it.  If SABBATH, Iommi and Mr. Dio think he's the man, then who are we to disagree?  Really cool guy, great to work with and he transformed the track into what you hear.  We loved recording it; hope you dig it."

Pre-order the new album 'Full Nelson' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl here <http://www.earache.com/fullnelson>.  The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes, including instant downloads of all four tracks released so far, here <http://bit.ly/fullnelson-itunes>.

Don't miss MASSIVE WAGONS on tour:

Jun. 30 - Holmfirth, UK - The Picturedrome (SOLD OUT)
Jul. 15 - Manchester, UK - SOS Festival
Jul. 28 - Pentrich, UK - Rock and Blues Custom Show
Jul. 29 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 04 - Morecambe, UK - The Platform
Aug. 11 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair
Aug. 24 - Meldreth, UK - Reaper Fest
Aug. 25 - Newark, UK - Stonedeaf Festival
Oct. 07 - London, UK - New Cross Inn

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

Friday, June 08, 2018

THOSE DAMN CROWS REVEAL DETAILS OF EARACHE DEBUT ALBUM 'MURDER AND THE MOTIVE'

British modern hard rock band THOSE DAMN CROWS have revealed details of their Earache Records debut album, 'Murder and the Motive', which is due to be released on October 5th worldwide.

Hailing from Bridgend, South Wales, the hard-hitting five-piece have already built up a solid following from performances at the likes of Camden Rocks, Steelhouse Festival, Hard Rock Hell and Ramblin' Man Fair, and are sure to become the next successful Welsh export.

Check out a video message from the band here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjdE1PtWqZo> and listen to the first single "Don't Give a Damn" here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOm5W7CKpBQ>.

'Murder and the Motive' is available to pre-order now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and a selection of merch bundles.  As a special treat for fans, each pre-order also includes 10 free CrowCoins - the new cryptocurrency created specifically for the most dedicated THOSE DAMN CROWS fans which will give them the chance to get their holds on exclusive merch items.  Pre-order 'Murder and the Motive' now and secure your CrowCoins here <http://www.earache.com/crows>.

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the first single "Don't Give a Damn", here <http://bit.ly/matm-itunes>.

Don't miss THOSE DAMN CROWS on tour:

Jun. 30 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Festival
Jul. 07 - Swansea, UK - Seven Sins Festival
Jul. 28 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 03 - Bathgate, UK - Dreadnought Rock
Aug. 25 - St. Austell, UK - Band Club
Sep. 29 - Abertillery, UK - Dollfest 5
Oct. 13 - Ramsgate, UK - Kaiserbill Festival
Nov. 03 - Pontypridd, UK - ComMUNIon of Rock
Nov. 07 - London, UK - The Black Heart (w/ THE WILD)
Nov. 09 - Swansea, UK - Hangar 18 (w/ THE WILD)
Dec. 02 - Trecco Bay, UK - Planet Rockstock
Feb. 09 - Carlisle, UK - Rockmantic Weekender

Follow THOSE DAMN CROWS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://thosedamncrows.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/thosedamncrows>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thosedamncrows>


THOSE DAMN CROWS MANAGEMENT
Roy Davis - UPRAWR
E-mail: roy@totaluprawr.com

MASSIVE WAGONS CONDEMN INTOLERANCE AND RACISM IN NEW TRACK "BILLY BALLOON HEAD"

English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have dropped another surprise new track today from their upcoming album 'Full Nelson', once again providing a damning social commentary wrapped in a catchy banger of a tune.

Following on from their previous single "China Plates", which takes a candid look at the rise of social media and people's compulsion to share every aspect of their lives online, the band's new song "Billy Balloon Head" this time takes aim at the growing culture of intolerance, ignorance and racism which is sadly prevalent in modern society.

"I really have no idea if the term 'balloon head' is one used anywhere else in the world but where I'm from," comments frontman Baz Mills.  "Maybe it is, I don't know - but if you're a balloon head then as far as I'm concerned you're the sort of person with nothing much in the way of being nice, being tolerant, being open-minded, or having much going on upstairs full stop.  The song's a stab at racists, ignorant people - c***s, basically.  I can't stand c***s.  I've no time for it; be nice or fuck off.  That, in a roundabout way, is what Billy Balloon Head is all about.  If you're gonna be a twat, fuck off and be a twat somewhere else, on your own.  Bottom of the sea preferably."

Check out the new song "Billy Balloon Head" now here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMhk1KAOh6o>.

Listen to the previously-released tracks "China Plates" here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVtAfYClk0> and "Under No Illusion" here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o7J3qmy1Uw>.

'Full Nelson' is due to be released worldwide on August 10th and features 12 roaring tracks, including a new version of "Back to the Stack" - the band's tribute to legendary STATUS QUO rocker Rick Parfitt - as well as the future single "Robot (Trust in Me)", for which the band worked with famed BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST engineer Mike Exeter.

Pre-order 'Full Nelson' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl here <http://www.earache.com/fullnelson>.  The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes, including instant downloads of all three tracks released so far, here <http://bit.ly/fullnelson-itunes>.

Don't miss MASSIVE WAGONS on tour:

Jun. 09 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 30 - Holmfirth, UK - The Picturedrome (SOLD OUT)
Jul. 15 - Manchester, UK - SOS Festival
Jul. 28 - Pentrich, UK - Rock and Blues Custom Show
Jul. 29 - Ebbw Vale, UK - Steelhouse Festival
Aug. 04 - Morecambe, UK - The Platform
Aug. 11 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair
Aug. 24 - Meldreth, UK - Reaper Fest
Aug. 25 - Newark, UK - Stonedeaf Festival
Oct. 07 - London, UK - New Cross Inn

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com

Friday, May 18, 2018

HAGGARD CAT TO SUPPORT PALM READER ON JULY UK TOUR

New album 'Challenger' out now on Earache Records
Order: http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat

"Haggard Cat create a cacophony of thrilling noise, and this debut hits you with an ear-damaging line of fuzz, with riffs so dirty you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd just done a Tough Mudder course." - Kerrang! KKKK
"a high-calibre duo" - Total Guitar ****
"a captivating new force in British rock." - Upset Magazine ****
"greasy slide guitar, filthy riffs and stupidly addictive grooves that make standing still a physical impossibility." - Metal Hammer


Fiery garage rock duo HAGGARD CAT have announced a UK tour supporting fellow Nottingham band PALM READER this July.

"Well July is looking a bit void of Haggard Cat ain't it?" comments vocalist and guitarist Matt Reynolds.  "Let's fix that!  The official greatest band on Earth PALM READER are letting the cat out along with our new friends in COVE all through July!!!  (Except for Southampton, you lot will have to come see us in June with PATRONS instead.)  Not bad that is it?"

HAGGARD CAT recently wrapped up a UK headlining tour in support of their new album, 'Challenger', and also announced a string of June dates with support from PATRONS.  The band will join PALM READER as well as COVE starting in Leeds on July 22nd.  View the tour flyer here <http://earacherecords.com/myspace/haggardcat_palmreadertour.jpg>.

Full HAGGARD CAT tour dates:
Jun. 12 - Plymouth, UK - The Junction *
Jun. 13 - Southampton, UK - Joiners *
Jun. 14 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store *
Jun. 15 - Gloucester, UK - Out of Key Studios *
Jun. 16 - Leicester, UK - The Shed *
Jun. 17 - Ayr, UK - Harley's *
Jun. 23 - Burnley, UK - Sanctuary
Jun. 30 - Kingston, UK - The Fighting Cocks
Jul. 14 - Withington, UK - 2000trees Festival
Jul. 22 - Leeds, UK - The Key Club **
Jul. 24 - London, UK - Thousand Island **
Jul. 25 - Bristol, UK - Exchange **
Jul. 26 - Manchester, UK - Rebellion **
Jul. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Garage Attic **
Jul. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation **
Jul. 29 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum 2 **
Aug. 12 - Winchester, UK - Boomtown Fair

* w/ support from PATRONS
** supporting PALM READER

HAGGARD CAT's new album 'Challenger' is available now via Earache Records, tracks from which have seen support on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting at Kerrang! TV and a coveted spot as Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood Track of the Week.  The duo have received much praise from fans and critics alike around the release of 'Challenger'.

Pick up the album now on CD and vinyl here <http://webstore.earache.com/haggard-cat> or on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/challenger-itunes>.

Official Site <http://haggardcat.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/HaggardCat>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/theHaggardCat>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/thehaggardcat>


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

MASSIVE WAGONS RELEASE CHEEKY LYRIC VIDEO FOR "CHINA PLATES" POKING FUN AT SOCIAL MEDIA

English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have dropped a surprise new track today from their eagerly-anticipated new album, 'Full Nelson'.

The band's roaring new single, "China Plates" (slang for "mates"), takes a candid look at the rise of social media and people's compulsion to share every aspect of their lives online.  The hilarious lyric video highlights the stranglehold the likes of Facebook has on the population, with guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Barrack Obama, Ricky Gervais, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, and a whole host of other celebrities and characters from popular culture.

Watch the lyric video for "China Plates" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVtAfYClk0>.

MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills comments: "We have just released the second single from the upcoming new album 'Full Nelson' called 'China Plates'.  It's not a dig at Facebook itself, but a serious poke at some of the behaviour that goes on within Facebook.  Tongue in cheek stuff, but I guarantee these things get right up your nose.  Got a cheeky lyric video to go with it; can't wait for some reaction."

Follow MASSIVE WAGONS online for the latest news and info:

Official Site <http://www.massivewagons.com>
Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons>
Twitter <http://twitter.com/massivewagons>
Instagram <http://www.instagram.com/massivewagons>


MASSIVE WAGONS MANAGEMENT
Terri Chapman - Rock People Management
E-mail: terri@rockpeoplemanagement.com