Less than one minute into the opening track ‘S.L.U.M.P.’, we are cast back to the heady days of the late nineties. Brit Rock is still around, though making way to a new breed of cats as the melodic punk of the US is becoming a strong bed-fellow with the slightly quirkier variant from the other side of the Atlantic, and bands like Ash, the multiple off-shoots from The Wildhearts, and more are spawning and bursting out and creating a scene. It was a fertile time of fun and creativity as the last vestiges of cardigans and sixth-form grunge cottoned onto the fun and febrile feel of a Cool Britannia.
New Punk leaders Drug Church has announced a new Co-Headline tour with Angel Du$t this Summer in the United Kingdom. The trek also includes the Outbreak festival and Anxious will provide direct support. The band recently released their fourth full-length, Hygiene on Pure Noise Records and an EP in 202, Tawny. Check out the tour dates here:
Drug Church have become somewhat of a cult band over the past few years since the release of their seminal album, Cheer back in 2018. The question on everyone’s lips is whether they can keep up their momentum with their fourth album, Hygiene (Pure Noise).
Baroness has booked a co-headline tour with Against Me! For this spring in North America. Dates begin on May 1 at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre. Destroy Boys support on the first half of the tour, with Drug Church supporting on the second half. Baroness continues. The band will venture to Australia before returning to the U.S. Tickets for the newly announced, North American shows are on-sale this Friday at 10:00 am local time with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10:00 am local time. Baroness continues to tour behind their amazing album Gold & Grey, out now via the bands’ own label, Abraxan Hymns. (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey).Continue reading
Alexisonfire has returned with first new music in ten years with a brand new 7″ single ‘Complicit’! The track is straight fire and sees the band at the full strength of their power. Complicit is available is a standard black seven-inch vinyl with a limited pressing of a translucent red variant randomly inserted throughout stock quantities. That power was also on display last week at Terminal 5 with Angel Du$t, as part of a series of shows worldwide to promote the track. Make sure to catch their remaining shows in Los Angeles, Toronto and Ottowa with support from bands like Drug Chuch and the Dirty Nil. Continue reading
For the next edition of our end of year guest posts, we have Mike Cummings of math rock band Backwoods Payback and his Top Albums of 2018. Backwoods Payback just released their new album Future Slum and toured all over making a bigger name for themselves. Mike Cummings shared his not-quite-top-ten list with us, but here at Ghost Cult, we are a judgement free zone for guest posters! We’ll be sharing more lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long.Continue reading
The Fest 14 will be happening in Gainesville, FL on the weekend of October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015. Confirmed bands include:
Off With Their Heads
The Jazz June
The City On Film (Full Band)
Prior to the fest, Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor will be happening on October 28 and 29, 2015 in Ybor City area of Tampa, FL. Confirmed acts will be announced at a later date.