Wednesday, August 27


Ulterior, who have been uncharacteristically quiet since the release of second single 15, are shortly to launch a renewed attack on the nation's eardrums. An autumn tour with New York noise rockers A.R.E. Weapons is soon to be announced, starting on 23rd October and taking in Brighton, London, Leicester, Nottingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle.

As well as that, Ulterior guitarist Paul Simmons will be making a guest appearance with Darryl Woollaston's ddd, filling in for second guitarist John Kantos, at the Offset Festival this weekend: a performance not to be missed by fans of attack-minded sounds and angry noise. The two bands both play on 18th September at the Metro Club on Oxford Street.

Monday, August 25

Neils Children 'X.Enc.' details..;

The first release details for Neils Children's full length debut album X.Enc. have been revealed, and the album's track listing is now visible at The 11-track album includes forthcoming single 'I'm Ill'/'Terror at Home' as well as a selection of tracks demoed over the past two years, and will be available towards the end of the year. Watch this space and the Neils Children site for more details - the band can be seen among a terrific lineup at the Offset Festival on 30th-31st August.

Friday, August 8

EIOH - change in the air.;

Lead vocalist Thomas Warmerdam has left Electricity In Our Homes, leaving them to continue as a three-piece. The split seems to have been friendly, with Warmerdam wishing to concentrate on other interests; the band are not currently seeking to replace him, but intend to test out their current members as vocalists. The band's next concert is on the 30th August at the Offset Festival in Essex, as they continue to promote their successful latest single 'We Thought It Was But It Wasn't'.

Neils Children - 'I'm Ill'

The next single from Neils Children will be the fantastic 'I'm Ill', due for release in September on the new Structurally Sound label established by the band. The b-side is 'Terror at Home', and both tracks are set to appear on the forthcoming LP X.Enc, out in October or November provided all goes well. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, August 5

Hatcham album nears completion.;

Hatcham Social have started the recording of their as-yet-untitled debut album in Cheshire, under the eyes of Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and Jim Spencer (producer for New Order and Johnny Marr among others). The band have been laying down tracks in the Big Bushroom studios in Middlewich for the last week, and are expected to spend another three weeks recording before announcing release dates and an autumn tour.

Saturday, August 2

1000 Robota debut album.;

Everyone's favourite new German band, 1000 Robota, have revealed details of their debut album. Du Nicht Er Nicht Sie Nicht ('Not You Not Him Not Her', not that we speak German) is due on 26th September on CD and 12" vinyl on Tapete Records, and features ten completely new songs, many of which recieved their UK debut during the band's performance at The Set Up Club last month. The track list is...


'Mein Traum' ('My Dream') is the first single from the album, out on 8th August also on Tapete, and available on limited edition 7" vinyl. It's backed by a new recording of 'Hamburg Brennt', the title track from the band's debut EP, and the A-side is currently available to hear at the band's MySpace.

1000 Robota play three UK shows this week: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (4th August), Colchester Arts Centre (5th), and the Hull Adelphi (6th) before heading back to Germany until November.

S.C.U.M to release debut single.;

The wave of hype building under S.C.U.M has finally broken, with the news that they are to release 'Visions Arise' as a single on Loog Records. With production by Tom Cowan of The Horrors, and a new b-side called 'Second Sea', the release is due on 15th September, and is sure to be popular after the band's performances at the Underage and Offset Festivals in August. The single will be launched with a party at Shoreditch Church on 11th September.