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Hot Magenta – Rinse and Repeat

Self release

Available on Bandcamp

Review by Suzi H

So I’ve reviewed Hot Magenta when they’ve played live before and as I said then I’m friends with their drummer. So when I got sent a message offering me a sneak preview of their new EP I jumped at it. And when I say ‘new’ I mean they recorded it on Saturday.

The EP is short and sweet with three tracks – Live to Rock, live show favourite  Gummint and the bizarrely titled Evacuate Leamington Spar.

To give you an idea of how good this EP is, I started listening to it about 15 minutes ago, I’m on my second listen through now and I’d fired up the Review machine by the time Evacuate had started playing. Anyway, let’s do this methodically. Kicking off with Live to Rock  it’s immediately clear that *someone* has been digging through their LP collection and mainlining Status Quo and Iron Maiden along with general 80’s classic rock and the result is a perfectly spunky guitar heavy rock song with enough riffs to keep even the most die-hard devotee of rock happy for four and a half wonderful minutes. This is toe tapping, hip swinging rock at it’s finest, and I challenge anyone to not have their spirits lifted by it.

Gummint is an old Hot Magenta track and when I saw it live a few months ago I didn’t think it could be refined and improved upon. I was wrong. Hot Magenta are a band who’s recorded work is unlikely to ever capture the sheer dynamism of their live shows but this recording comes pretty damn close. It’s an evocative track and Alyssa (vocals) gets to demonstrate just how big her voice is. Which is funny because in person she is *tiny* .

Rounding out the EP we get to Evacuate Leamington Spar  which is a nice solid finishing track and is the cherry on top of the musical cupcake that Rinse and Repeat offers. The only bad thing about this is it’s too goddamn short.

*****/5

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Girls That Scream, feat. Ashley Adams – Days Of Hysteria

Leamington Spa‘s Electro-Rock band, Girls That Scream have released a brand spanking new video! It’s for their devilishly catchy new single Days of Hysteria, that features Irish singer songwriter Ashley Adams.

Check here on Friday, and you’ll find an exclusive interview with the band.

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VERSES RELEASE NEW VIDEO & ANNOUNCE UK TOUR

NEW SINGLE: FEEL IT FASTER
RELEASED VIA A.O.K RECORDINGS 2ND DECEMBER 2013
UK TOUR DATES – SUPPORTING ARCANE ROOTS
NOVEMBER 2013

Brighton rock four piece VERSES have confirmed they’ll be releasing the single ‘Feel It Faster’ digitally on 2nd December 2013.  The single is a taster from the bands debut album (of the same name), which will be released in Spring 2014 and is a more mature and developed slice of Verses’ trademark “big rock with heart” song writing.  The band previously released a mini album ‘Come To Life’ in 2012.See the video for ‘Feel It Faster‘ here:

Prior to this release the band will be embarking on a tour with Arcane Roots in November.
The tour dates are as follows:

Friday 22nd November                  SHEFFIELD                        Corporation
Saturday 23rd November               NEWCASTLE                      Think Tank
Sunday 24th November                 GLASGOW                         King Tuts
Tuesday 26th November                LONDON                           XOYO
Wednesday 27th November           BIRMINGHAM                    Asylum
Thursday 28th November              MANCHESTER                    Ruby Lounge

2014 promises to be a busy and important year for VERSES.  The plan is to tour, tour, tour so expect to see them at festivals throughout the year plus a number of tours.  Since forming in 2010, the band have paid their dues and toured relentlessly to build up a solid fanbase and prove that they’re in this for the long haul and not just a band looking for overnight success!

Pre Order ‘Feel It Faster’ on iTunes HEREVERSES are
Jason Danzelman – Vocals/Guitar
Joe Welsh – Guitar
Dan Freese – Drums
Joe ‘Fish’ Gale – Bass/Vocals

VERSES RELEASE NEW VIDEO & ANNOUNCE UK TOUR

NEW SINGLE: FEEL IT FASTER
RELEASED VIA A.O.K RECORDINGS 2ND DECEMBER 2013
UK TOUR DATES – SUPPORTING ARCANE ROOTS
NOVEMBER 2013

Brighton rock four piece VERSES have confirmed they’ll be releasing the single ‘Feel It Faster’ digitally on 2nd December 2013.  The single is a taster from the bands debut album (of the same name), which will be released in Spring 2014 and is a more mature and developed slice of Verses’ trademark “big rock with heart” song writing.  The band previously released a mini album ‘Come To Life’ in 2012.See the video for ‘Feel It Faster‘ here:

Prior to this release the band will be embarking on a tour with Arcane Roots in November.
The tour dates are as follows:

Friday 22nd November                  SHEFFIELD                        Corporation
Saturday 23rd November               NEWCASTLE                      Think Tank
Sunday 24th November                 GLASGOW                         King Tuts
Tuesday 26th November                LONDON                           XOYO
Wednesday 27th November           BIRMINGHAM                    Asylum
Thursday 28th November              MANCHESTER                    Ruby Lounge

2014 promises to be a busy and important year for VERSES.  The plan is to tour, tour, tour so expect to see them at festivals throughout the year plus a number of tours.  Since forming in 2010, the band have paid their dues and toured relentlessly to build up a solid fanbase and prove that they’re in this for the long haul and not just a band looking for overnight success!

Pre Order ‘Feel It Faster’ on iTunes HEREVERSES are
Jason Danzelman – Vocals/Guitar
Joe Welsh – Guitar
Dan Freese – Drums
Joe ‘Fish’ Gale – Bass/Vocals