Wednesday 31 October 2012

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun announce a marathon tour of the UK for early 2013

“Acoustic-led songs that bristle with an energy redolent of a punk rock record collection and live concerts in hot rooms. A blast.” 4/5 Kerrang!
“Death is a triumph!” 5/5 Big Cheese
“A Mumfords-like blend of folk, country and punk” NME

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun announce a marathon tour of the UK for early 2013. The 25 date run throughout February is more a statement of intent than just a tour from a band staking their claim for the hearts and minds of the British people. Tickets have just gone on sale. Full dates are:

30 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
31 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
01 Oxford, The Jericho
02 Reading, South Street Arts Centre
03 Brighton, The Prince Albert
04 Southampton, Joiners
06 Bath, Moles
07 Plymouth, White Rabbit
08 Truro, B-Side @ Bunters
10 Bristol, Louisiana
11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
13 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
15 Newcastle, The Cluny
16 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
17 Glasgow, King Tut’s
18 Carlisle, The Brickyard
20 Wrexham, Central Station
21 Sheffield, Corporation
22 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24 Nottingham, Bodega
26 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
27 Norwich, Waterfront
28 London, The Borderline
01 Guildford, The Boileroom
02 Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle

Ticket link is

The tour follows another epic touring schedule supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on their SOLD OUT run throughout November and December that will see them cover the length and breadth of the country. Details of this can be found here: This tour coincides with their forthcoming single ‘Wishing Well’ – out on 3rd December through Xtra Mile Recordings – which is a rousing foot-tapper with atmospheric guitar riffs, a rumbling bass solo and a crescendo that will have you humming it for weeks to come.  The track is taken from their critically acclaimed album ‘Death’ released in April of this year.

It’s been a great year so far for the band. Following a phenomenal summer that saw them play a storming set at the 2000trees Festival packing out the tent; receive glorious praise from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for their last single ‘England’s Dead’ which was his ‘Next Hype Record’; and perform live with Frank Turner at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25million people. & @jlandtss

For more information please contact Dani and Dan at Press Counsel PR on: 020 7792 9400

Monday 29 October 2012

Harbour Release Debut E.P ‘Morning’ on 10th December through istartedthefire Records

Hotly tipped Cheltenham quintet release their debut E.P, an honest and engaging account of bravery and hope in the face of quiet escapism and loss.

HARBOUR release debut E.P ‘Morning’ on 10th December 2012 through istartedthefire records. The release will take the form of a digital download and a limited run of beautifully crafted handmade CDs (limited to 100 copies). As a statement of intent this collection of songs from their first year as a band boasts ingenuity and maturity beyond their years; intense wall-of-sound passages build triumphantly through fragile guitar riffs and wistful dual vocals, creating a captivating bed on which their poignant and truly honest lyrics lay. An unapologetic behemoth with stadium aspirations.

Harbour began 2012 in earnest fully immersing themselves in the UK live circuit notching up supports with everyone across the musical spectrum. From We Are Scientists to Lower Than Atlantis, New Jersey rockers Saves The Day, The Xcerts, Futures, and the now late Francesqa (MMX), these 12 short months have seen the band develop a strong following across the UK and will continue this intensive touring schedule throughout 2013.

In support of ‘Morning’ the band will precede the release with a string of rotating headline shows with In Gratitude, Morain and Big Sixes and will celebrate its digital release with a special one of show at London’s Old Blue Last venue. A full UK tour will follow early in the New Year.

5th CHELTENHAM Frog & Fiddle
6th CARDIFF Gwdihw Bar
7th GLASTONBURY Pilton Working Mens Club
8th HIGH WYCOMBE Bucks Student Union
11th LONODN Old Blue Last

For more information please contact / 0207 792 9400