Sunday, 16 September 2018






11 Oct - Beat Generator Live, Dundee%

12 Oct - CCA, Glasgow%

13 Oct - Bongo Club, Edinburgh%

19 Oct - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*

21 Oct - The Roadmender, Northampton%

22 Oct - The Maze, Nottingham %

23 Oct - The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham%

24 Oct - The Musician, Leicester

25 Oct - 1865, Southampton

26 Oct - The Fleece, Bristol*

27 Oct - The Haunt, Brighton*

28 Oct - The Scala, London*


10 Nov - Gorilla, Manchester*

*with Mush

%with ILL

Link to buy tickets here

Jordan Allen play Newcastle's Think Tank on 4th December





With their live show well-honed and some spectacular new material in the canon - JORDAN ALLEN - return this Autumn with a slew of headline shows both in the UK & internationally for the very first time, PLUS line up some top-tier support dates with old allies. 

Jordan and co. also recently unveiled the sublime new video for their smash single ‘Synchonised’ as directed by Johnboy Wilson, which you can watch here: 

Following a highly successful festival season which has seen Bolton’s finest gain scores of new fans at the likes of Isle of Wight, Truck Festival, Kendal Calling, Y-Not and more - the indie rock four-piece now look to support Northern buddies The Sherlocks and Brit-Pop bastions The Bluetones at various dates throughout September and October. In addition, the quartet will be making time for their own headline shows as they prepare to embark on a lengthy string of dates leading into the winter months with stops in Manchester, Southampton, London, Liverpool, Birmingham and beyond (full dates outlined below).

The band head into these shows buoyed with the confidence of their most radio-played single to date, ‘Synchronised’ which received coverage and adoration from the likes of Radio X, BBC Introducing, XS Manchester and beyond. Their most ambitious and accomplished outing to date, the track and its accompanying B-side ‘Half Life Lover’, followed hit singles ‘R.O.S.I.E’ and ‘110 Ways’; a sequence of songs demonstrative of a unit who are clearly going from strength to strength. 

This UK tour announcement also arrives with the exciting news of Jordan Allen’s first international shows. In a groundbreaking new step forward, the band will be jetting off to Toronto on invitation of Indie Week Canada for a run of shows between 6-11 November in the nation’s capital, cherry-picked for the event on the basis of their electric live reputation that now extends far beyond their native Northwest. Full dates as follows:



22 - Preston Cathedral (Supporting The Bluetones)

26 - The Slade Rooms,  Wolverhampton (Supporting The Bluetones)

27 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Supporting The Bluetones)

29 - The White Hart, Corby - Headline


1 - Sub 89, Reading (Supporting The Bluetones) 
2 - The Globe , Cardiff (Supporting The Bluetones)

6 - Gorilla, Manchester @ Neighbourhood Festival

13 - Factory Manchester - Headline


6-11 November - Indie Week Canada, Toronto, Various Venues

15 - Hy Brasil, Bristol - Headline

16 - Heartbreakers, Southampton - Headline

17 - Tramshed, Cardiff - Headline

18 - Camden Assembly, London - Headline
20 - Underground, Plymouth - Headline

22 - Birmingham Sunflower Lounge - Headline

30 - Arts Club, Liverpool - Headline


1 - Independent, Sunderland - Headline

2 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh - Headline

3 - The Garage, Glasgow - Headline

4 - Think Tank, Newcastle - Headline

5 - Key Club, Leeds - Headline

Comprising the formidable talents of Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass), Nathan Howard (Drums), and front man Jordan Allen (Guitar, Vocals, this Greater Manchester four piece continue to surprise and captivate with every radio-storming single and riot-inducing gig fixture they put their name to.

As their promising future continues to unfold, so far the band have hurtled through sets at major festivals such as Tramlines, Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds and Isle Of Wight; had a blast on the road with newfound touring buddies The Sherlocks including an incredible performance to a 2500 capacity crowd at Manchester Academy; bothered the airwaves once more with the unleashing of rowdy fan-favourites ‘R.O.S.I.E’ (as produced by David Rahad-Jones) and ‘110 Ways to Make Things Better’ which both tallied up plays on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6Music, and Radio X-Posure Playlist as well as being made Mark Richardson’s Record Of The Week on Virgin Radio ; bowled fans new and old over with a 16 date sell-out UK winter headline tour; plus, to cap it off the band were even granted the honour of illuminating the Bolton Christmas Lights.

Propagators of intelligent rock’n’roll with true heart, Jordan Allen are a band you can believe in. 

Watch this space for upcoming single ‘Naked’ impacting this Autumn… 







Twitter: @JordanAllenUK/

Instagram @jordanallenuk

Monday, 3 September 2018

HENGE ‘ATTENTION EARTH!’ The mad buggers are playing @theCluny and I think I need to see them



- 19.10.2018 -


Attention Earth!

Do not be alarmed.  

Contact with the extra-terrestrial musical collective - HENGE - is imminent. 

Landings on UK Terra Firma will follow. 
Full dates and details of confirmed sightings are outlined below.

HENGE is a band of intergalactic ravers; practitioners of the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Earth.

There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience, though its sound is characterised by the thundering drums of Nom – an amphibious creature from the Sirius Star System – the garment-rending bass frequencies of last surviving Venusian, Goo, and the whacked-out synths of the band’s only human, Grok. Over this instrumental framework, the band's founder, Zpor, sings of his space travels, evoking a joyous celebration of life and encouraging humans to end war, save their species and colonise space.

HENGE will give Cosmic Dross its dawning moment on your planet as they introduce the human species to this alien genre…. This is their debut album: ’Attention Earth!’.

From meditations on Earth’s own heavenly body (‘Moon’), to prophetic warnings from far away worlds (‘Machine Landscape’), and even an ode to the spacecraft that transported HENGE across time and space to the Milky Way (‘Mushroom One’); ’Attention Earth!' is a light-speed journey through otherworldly sounds, an ecstatic hymn to the wonder of life and a joyful incitement to a peaceful existence.

HENGE have come in the name of rave to spread their message of love and harmony.

They have scheduled a series of landings across the United Kingdom. These gatherings are held with the aim of provoking the proliferation of joy amongst humans... these will be close encounters of the HENGE kind.


Oct 31 - The Lost Arc, Rhayader
Nov 01 - Bierkeller, Exeter
Nov 02 - Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Nov 03 - Nos Da, Cardiff
Nov 08 - The Lexington, London
Nov 09 - Hope and Ruin, Brighton
Nov 15 - The Cluny, Newcastle
Nov 16 - The Warehouse, Penrith
Nov 17 - Yellow Arch, Sheffield
Nov 22 - HiFi Club, Leeds
Nov 23 - The Continental, Preston
Nov 24 - Kilmarnock Festival
Nov 25 - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Nov 29 - The Bodega, Nottingham
Nov 30 - The Donkey, Leicester
Dec 1 - EBGBS, Liverpool
Dec 7 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Dec 8 - Gorilla , Manchester *** two shows - all ages matinee + evening show***

On 19th October 2018 all sonic devices shall be readied for the planet’s very first transmission of Cosmic Dross. 

‘Attention Earth!’ - Full Track Listing:

1. Mushroom One
2. Moon
3. Indigo Dust
4. In Praise of Water
5. Monolith
6. Machine Landscape
7. Demilitarise

Available on CD, Vinyl and Digitally
on the Platinum Rare label, through Nova via Universal.

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Vocalist / Guitarist / Explorer / Jester

Home Planet: Agricular, Cosmos Redshift 7

Species: Agriculan



Drummer / Keeper of the Sacred Plasma

Home Planet: Xylanthia, Siruis Star System

Species: Nommo



Bass Frequency Controller

Home Planet: Venus, Solar System

Species: Venusian



Synthesis Technician / Shaman

Home Planet: Earth, Solar System

Species: Human (Transfigured)


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"I absolutely love Henge, they are amazing."
-Soho Radio

"Astounding and cosmic"
-Talk Radio

"Henge are out of this world!"
-Laura Beth, Revolution FM

"I was absolutely blown away by the Henge album. It's immensely entertaining from start to finish ... cerebrally invigorating wigout world of wonder. 9.5 outta 10."
Tony Gleed, Boogaloo Radio

"...a multicoloured, multi rhythmic, multiplied, multi-storey mass of total genius"
-John Robb, Louder Than War
Full review:

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Presale tickets available from 9am this Thursday.. @OzzyObourne #nomoretours2 @ArenaNewcastle Tickets : ad




Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the European dates extends the North American tour, announced earlier this year, with his long time collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). 

The 2019 European leg produced by Live Nation kicks off in Dublin on 30th January with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including a night at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena before continuing through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy before concluding in Barcelona on 3rd March; Ozzy will be joined by Judas Priest for select dates on the tour.
This summer saw OZZY go solo on the European festival circuit, with headline performances at Download UK, Paris and Madrid, Firenze Rocks, Copenhell, Grasspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival. 

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," OSBOURNE says. "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades." 

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which toured through Europe in 2017 on their farewell tour). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 7th September and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or from 11.00am in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.

KARINE POLWART @IamKP brings together Geese, Trump, Holocaust and other diverse subjects in new album Law Of Motion. Catch her at @sage_gateshead in November




Multi-award winning songwriter and musician, theatre maker and published writer KARINE POLWART - six-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year - will release a new album, Laws of Motion, on October 19, 2018 via Hudson Records. 

Polwart’s seventh release, Laws of Motion is the follow-up to 2017’s much-praised A Pocket of Wind Resistance, which earned Karine & co-writer Pippa Murphy a New Music Scotland Award for its innovative blend of folk music, spoken word & sound design, alongside a nomination for the Radio 2 Folk Album of The Year. The new album - recorded alongside long-term collaborators Inge Thomson (accordion) and brother Steven Polwart (guitars) - will arrive amidst a 13 date UK tour, including London’s Cadogan Hall on October 17, 2018.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance used the migratory habits of geese to crack open universally human societal & ecological issues. Here, across Laws of Motion, Polwart coalesces the familial and the familiar effortlessly alongside the foreign, the frightening and the unknown, driven as ever by her gift for empathy and accessibility. Subject matter as disparate as Trump, WW2 & holocaust survivors are drawn together by the laws of the album’s title alongside the experiences of Japanese migrants and allegorical folk & children’s stories. Speaking about the album’s broad focus, Polwart says; “I didn’t set out to write songs on a unified theme - they’ve just landed that way. Perhaps that’s no surprise, given the times we’re in.”

Laws of Motion features amongst its track-listing a clutch songs which Polwart originally wrote with her friend (and Midlothian neighbour) Martin Green, of visionary folk trio Lau. Affecting ‘Suitcase’ and the smouldering, stirring album title track (which Polwart dedicates here to the UNESCO Chair of Refugee Integration Through Language & The Arts) were both recorded in different iterations (with vocals contributed by Becky Unthank and Aidan Moffatt) for Green’s 2016 multi-media project on social migration, ‘Flit’. The quietly urgent ‘Suitcase’ was written by Polwart as testament to all who used - and sustained - the Kindertransport, the underground network which smuggled mostly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe in the run up to WW2. Noting the track’s relevance to our present as well as the past, Polwart adds; “It’s also dedicated to all those who flee still, because they have to.”  

Karine is at the height of her story-telling powers at the album’s vivid centre-piece, ‘Matsuo’s Welcome To Muckhart’, which articulates the stranger-than-fiction tale of the famous Japanese garden which has endured at the Clackmannashire home of global traveller & writer Isabella Christie since 1907. The garden was tended by a Japanese man called Shinzaburo Matsuo, who sailed 5,000 miles to Christie’s remote Scottish home, having lost his own family in Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923. Written again in collaboration with Martin Green, Karine wrote the transportive track when the story was brought to her attention by staff & children at the local primary school, with whom she was working on a community project. It’s the kind of dignifying of loss, resilience and hidden history in which Polwart revels.

Laws of Motion nods towards the spoken word elements of Wind Resistance on the powerful ‘I Burn But I am Not Consumed’, and album-closer ‘Cassiopeia’. The former takes the clan motto of Donald Trump’s maternal Scottish family as its title, deflating the POTUS’s blustery posturing in the process. In an age with no shortage of artists taking aim at The White House’s incumbent, Polwart is presumably the first - and perhaps the only - to do so via the voice of the ancient rock beneath the Isle of Lewis, birthplace of Trump’s mother, Mary Ann Macleod. It’s anything but twee - lamenting a wayward island son, “a broken boy”, Polwart skewers Trump’s narcissism with both precision and humour (“In the name of progress, profit and executive golf / He would pit himself against time & tide”), whilst retaining the vestiges of his humanity. 

The album comes to a spine-tingling close with ‘Cassiopeia’, in which the unimaginable concept of nuclear warfare rubs uncomfortably against a young Karine’s fearful grasp of the wider world beyond her childhood perimeters - “When the siren sounds above the BP at Grangemouth / We’re gonna hide in the jam cupboard”. The track intersperses snippets from the Protect and Survive radio broadcasts issued by the Home Office during the Cold War with the fearful, unanswerable questions of a 9 year old - “How far is it from Leningrad to Bonnybridge?” - all delivered in the richly evocative speaking voice which gives Polwart’s music so much of its warmth. 

Laws of Motion is the latest in an evolving series of collaborative projects across which Polwart has combined music & storytelling with politics & environmental-societal issues. Karine wrote A Pocket Of Wind Resistance (a Songlines & BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Album Of The Year as well as SAY Award short listed) as a musical companion to her critically acclaimed theatre debut Wind Resistance, now published via Faber & Faber and selected by Robert McFarlane as a Guardian Book of 2017. The production, which debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival with a residency at the Lyceum, was written, musically directed and performed by Polwart, winning her the Best Music and Sound Award at the 2017 CATS. Alongside three other nominations, it also placed Polwart on the shortlist for the Best Actor ‘Scottish Oscar’ in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Over the last 3 years, Karine has also worked with indie composer RM Hubbert, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Greek Cypriot composer Alkinoos Ioannidis. She also co-directed the acclaimed Pilgrimer, novelist James Robertson’s ode to Joni Mitchell.

UK Tour Dates

17/10/18 - Cadogan Hall, LONDON

18/10/18 - Wedgewood Rooms, PORTSMOUTH

19/10/18 - The Arts Centre,PONTARDAWE


21/10/18 - The Phoenix, EXETER

22/10/18 - Komedia, BRIGHTON

23/10/18 - Junction, CAMBRIDGE

24/10/18 - City Varieties, LEEDS

31/10/18 - Walker Theatre, SHREWSBURY

01/11/18 - St Georges, BRISTOL

02/11/18 - Town Hall, BIRMINGHAM

03/11/18 - Brewery Arts Centre, KENDAL

04/11/18 - The Sage, GATESHEAD

Praise For ‘A Pocket Of Wind Resistance’

This record is an epic, emotional endeavour, and a stunning one, too **** the Guardian

Long established as a glorious singer, enquiring songwriter and enlightened mind **** MOJO 

The arrangements are light and percussive and Polwart’s singing is bell-like Uncut

Draws together several narrative and observational threads into a taut allegorical message about community and progress **** the Independent

Birds chirp and rustle; Polwart’s narrative voice nestles in the ear ***** the Financial Times

It’s something else. A new form altogether, really Robert Macfarlane

Devastatingly powerful ***** Songlines

Coming to Newcastle Denmark's #POWERSOLO @Railthinbrother at @theCluny Mon 10th September

Album out September 28th

It’s HIM. Kim Kix! The TorĂ©ador of Trash. It’s PowerSOLO. The rock’n’roll band that you hate to hate and your galfriend just loves to love.

BO-PEEP was conceived, written and partially recorded during an extended weekend of solitary recluse at the Waikiki of Denmark. One man. One guitar. One kick drum. One microphone. Two bottles of absinthe. Once back in the big, bad, Jutlandian metropolis of Aarhus, Kix added more guitars, drums, organs and his old secret weapon: The triple bass. He even met up with his Railthin Brother Bo, who laid down a few dope beats on a couple of songs for Christ… and old times’ sake. Mixing was achieved through the divine intervention of Mr. Nik Heyman, and a final layer of dirt was shovelled into the woodchipper by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering. 17 songs in total. The ones too strong for unlimited release were chosen to comprise the 7-inch 45rpm wonder that is PEEK-A-BO. Released in 500 copies on Record Store Day 2018.

The Power of Solo

2018 is the year of the SOLO. The Atomic Child who, for so many many years, rode alongside Brother Kix on a horse called Mule and defeated audiences across the Globus with his mighty axe, decided to take a load off and lay his barking dawgs to rest by the fire place at Casa Railthin. Enjoying his PowerOtium looking at all the platinum records, Grannies and other prestigious awards and sparkling trophies from two decades of confrontational badassery on stage and record both, Brother Beau deserves nothing but our utmost respect and praise for his lifelong dedication to rock’n’roll and beyond.

But The PowerSolo forges on. A juggernaut through the big, black narcotic night, Kim Kix and his merry band is once again setting sail towards the clubs, festivals, dives, concert halls, your mother’s house, bars, ball rooms and other entertainment establishments. And this year they’re armed with kick-face material taken from the new PowerSolo unlimited edition long player album BO-PEEP and its Record Store Day un-unlimited edition 4 song companion-EP PEEK-A-BO. Both releases will be available on all futuristic megapixel bitcoin platforms and the LP will even come disguised as a CD in countries, where such a thing is still a thing.

So much for the sound. The beautiful artwork was done by Martin Wild of The Courettes - a fine band for whom Kim Kix has produced 2 records. The colours are bold and the designs even bolder. The final result defies description. But we’ll try: This is a fine record. Damn fine. It’s what the doctor ordered. It’s what your Father warned you against. It is highly toxic but strangely addictive. It is BO-PEEP. And PEEK-A-BO. A double whammy like you’ve never heard before. 17 inches of pure undiluted PowerSolo. Can you dig it?

September Tour Dates

Tues 4th - Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
Thurs 6th - Manchester - The Peer Hat
Fri 7th - Halifax - The Lantern
Sat 8th - Liverpool - Maguire’s Pizza Bar
Sun 9th - Edinburgh - Opium
Mon 10th - Newcastle - The Cluny
Wed 12th - London - Oslo
Thurs 13th - Brighton - The Prince Albert

Some more:
The band experienced a viral craze with their insane video to the song “Boom Babba Do Ba Dabba” (from the album The Real Sound), which went bananas on Facebook with more than 3 million views and almost 50.000 shares.

Follow the band:
Instagram: @atomicpowerkix

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