Come The Spring ‘ECHOES’ Review

Brighton based progressive rock band, Come The Spring released their first full-length album this month on March 9th entitled Echoes. Released via Engineer Records, Come The Spring are emotionally charged in every aspect of their musicality.

18403402_945899282180363_3861558562026424439_n’13 Months’ kicks off the album with a huge surge of power, emphasising the sovereignty of the drums as it underlines the depth of the track, complimented by a weighted bass leading the rhythm. With such a solid starting point for Echoes, ’13 Months’ sets the tone of the album showing an anthemic and infectious potential for those with a progressive rock preference. As it moves into ‘Better Now’ the dynamism of the guitar really comes into play. Correlating with the vocals, the song highlights each talent individually, making Echoes come together in perfect synchronisation. Produced with clear, distinct sound, the augmented sound of the instruments are skilful and cadenced.

‘SJO’ brings on a different, surreal type of tone offering that atmospheric, almost visual experience. Feeling like the track would fit in well with the soundtrack to an epic, philosophical road-trip of self-exploration, ‘SJO’ is other-worldly in its short length and builds momentum for next track ‘For What It’s Worth.’ Released as a single earlier this month, ‘For What It’s Worth’ is a stand-out track on the album, showcasing the potential of Come The Spring thriving in arena-style live shows of fist pumping and ricocheting voices. As Echoes starts to become more distinct in its direction with a clear capability to use the instruments to their full potential to create their sound, ‘Brighton and the Blues’ comes with a mellow tone, fluctuating that power that has previously been displayed. It’s an intimate track, passionate in vocals as they fluctuate in frequency and attitude.

Album titled track, ‘Echoes’ contains masses of petulant proclivity with mood-altering vocals bringing a sense of pure indignation through raucous vocals. The persuasive nature of Echoes is of massive talent, delivered with high quality, well-produced tracks. For their final track, Come The Spring take on ‘Boys Of Summer’ spinning their own unique gyration on it, proving that Come The Spring has a definitive, solid sound in their grasp.


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COME THE SPRING release their full-length album ECHOES tomorrow via Engineer Records

Come The Spring released their latest track ‘For What It’s Worth’ in November of last year taken from their upcoming full-length album Echoes. Due for release tomorrow on March 9th via Engineer Records, Come The Spring have displayed their talents for powerful hitting drums, moving guitar and distinct vocals with ‘For What It’s Worth.’ It’s an incredibly infectious song, remaining in memory well after playing. Based in Brighton, alternative rock band Come The Spring has compiled a seven-track album following on from their release of lead single ‘For What It’s Worth.’


Working with Ian Sadler of Emeline Records, the members of Come The Spring has a collective portfolio of impressive experience. Sharing the stage with artists such as Green Day, Hot Water Music and Quicksand, Come The Spring came together to create their own music and broaden their audiences where they can really fall into themselves. 27657956_1146514442118845_2029340562723445489_nTalking about the process of writing for the upcoming album, guitarist David Gamage talks about labels saying “Labels now have to concentrate on sales and touring seems to be the main way. Come The Spring (and our previous bands) used to tour a lot but now we are a little older we have less time, so we have to concentrate on new tracks and releasing recordings.” Previously, the quintet has released two EP’s entitled Revive in 2015 and Seven For A Secret in 2013. The previous EP’s are creative in nature, with huge passion in the form of punk rock that helped them gain such an established place in the industry. As the band ride their momentum into the release of Echoes, Come The Spring are striding forth and are forecasting further single releases this year.

Come The Spring is currently working with Engineer Records for their release of Echoes and their single, video and CD for the U.K although has gained massive interest from Far East and USA labels to take their music global. Thanks to the help of Ian Sadler, who Come The Spring have described to have a “very good ear and knows where the band are coming from,” the band are happy with Echoes and are excited for the release tomorrow.

Echoes will be available for both digital downloads and physical copies.

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BLANKET sign with Music For Nations (Sony)

Blackpool based quartet, blanket have announced their signing with Music For Nations, parented by Sony Entertainment. The label also works with names such as Andrew WK and Astroid Boys, establishing itself as a leader within the rock and metal world. Previously having their music described as “hugely atmospheric” and “bold, ambient, textural soundscapes” by Punktastic and The Independent, blanket continue to broaden their audiences reaching platforms such as BBCR1 Rock Show, PROG and Total Guitar. Commenting on the recent signing, blanket said: “To sign to a label as important and influential as Music For Nations seemed like an unobtainable dream for us. This is something that we’ve all wanted since we started playing music. The team at the label completely share our vision and aspirations of what we want this band to be. We’re putting our all into this and we’re excited to show our work to the world.”

The band are on tour throughout April with instrumental band Coldbones:


9th February – Bootleg Social, Blackpool – UK
12th February – Le Coin Aux Etoiles, Mons – BE
13th February – District Six, Dusseldorf – GER
14th February – Venue TBC, Poznan – PL
15th February – Klub CH25, Warsaw – PL
16th February – Klub Piekny Pies, Krakow – PL
17th February – Rock Station, Morlanwelz – BE

Fully establishing themselves in 2016 and self-releasing Our Brief Encounters in 2017, blanket are a cinematic ambience sort of experience. With members with extensive experience within the industry, the members of blanket have been on massively diverse stages shared with Youmeatsix, The Story So Far and Every Time I Die.

Our Brief Encounters can be purchased here or streamed on Spotify.

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LIGHTEN UP LAURA Are Working On New Music

Southampton based four-piece Lighten Up Laura gained all-round positive feedback for their 2017 release Acting Your Age. The EP brought the band to life, with gripping and infectious tracks driven with talent and passion. Since then, Lighten Up Laura have been on an upward journey, releasing ‘Take Your Shirt Off’ and ‘Missed The Boat’ as official music videos, putting on shows and ultimately enjoying the Acting Your Age era. Although, the band has posted about working on new material. In a recent Instagram post, Lighten Up Laura say “we’re writing new bangers for you lovely people.”

Made up of students studying music production at University, Lighten Up Laura have massive talent that has been proved in their already established sound that Acting Your Age displayed. With each musician having stand-out performances on their previous EP, it’s an exciting time to be following this up and coming band that keep on growing. Dubbing themselves as ‘unnecessarily loud and fast-paced,’ Lighten Up Laura are successful in delivering their end of the bargain. If you missed the alternative rock bands previous EP, it’s available on Spotify here, and it’s definitely worth listening to. While brief, the portfolio of music that the band currently have is impressive and taking to sounds such as Incubus, Foo Fighters and Placebo.

Keep up to date with Lighten Up Laura by following their FACEBOOK and TWITTER and take a listen on SPOTIFY.

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WATERPARKS Tour Kicks Off Today

Texas band, Waterparks are kicking off their European tour tonight in Birmingham’s O2 Institute. With many people worried about the current weather, Waterparks confirmed yesterday on Twitter that all shows are going ahead as planned. Make sure to follow the band in case of any changes via their Facebook and twitter page.

For tickets and information visit the Waterparks official site here. If you’re travelling for the show, be sure to stay safe and wrap up warm. We’re sure that the gig-energy might heat you up, but get there and back safely!!

EDIT: Due to adverse weather forecasts, flights to Dublin have been cancelled meaning that Waterparks have been forced to reschedule tomorrow’s show to Monday the 5th. All original tickets are still valid on arrival.


HOLDING ABSENCE Announced For Slam Dunk 2018

As well as their tour, Holding Absence has been announced to play Slam Dunk 2018. The band has been riding a wave of momentum almost straight from the get-go, seeing festival stages such as 2000trees and Download. Slam Dunk runs on May 26th, 27th and 28th this year in Leeds, London and Birmingham. For ticket or act information click here.



Their This Is As One tour alongside Loathe with SharpTone Records is kick-starting as of today in Bristol’s Thekla and then continuing along the UK and Europe. For details regarding their tour, click here.

HOLDING ABSENCE LINKS: Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

LOATHE LINKS: Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

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BREAKING: Moose Blood Addresses Allegations

Allegations surrounding UK pop punk band, Moose Blood, surfaced over a year ago involving the lead singer invading the privacy of a former fan. Yesterday evening, Moose Blood addressed these allegations by submitting a statement online where they say “Until now we have resisted giving it any credence by commenting. However, the many repeats on social media have left us no option but to make our position clear.” They also added, “we are taking legal action.”

In response, the victim tweeted “”I’m not gonna be pushed over and silenced, the truth will always out.”

Last year, drummer Glenn Harvey was removed from the band following sexual harassment allegations from two years earlier that was reported on Alt Press. Harvey sent unsolicited nude photos to a woman in 2015.

In respect, we will not name the victim while this is being dealt with and due to the legal nature of the situation, both parties are now seeking legal action. Moose Blood are soon to be on tour as well as releasing an album, although make sure to follow the story for any changes in plans.


Sum 41 announce DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED? Tour

Sum 41 has been one of the most popular names in modern music since their 2001 release All Killed, No Filler. Their popularity boomed a year later in 2002 when the world was blessed with Does This Look Infected? which had favourites such as ‘The Hell Song’, ‘Still Waiting’ and ‘Over My Head (Better Off Dead).’ Reaching charts such as U.K. Chart Singles and U.S Hot Modern Rock Tracks with ‘Still Waiting,’ Sum 41 reaches platinum, gold and silver in America, Canada, Japan and the U.K. Since their bounce back in 2016 with 13 Voices, Sum 41 are revisiting their early years before starting something new.

Taken from alt-press, Deryck Whibley shares:

“Out of nowhere we started to receive messages from fans asking us to do another DTLI anniversary tour…and when the fans call, we go. This time around is going to be even more special because we have Dave ‘Brown Sound’ Baksh with us! So back by popular demand, we’ll see you on the road this April!”

The album has been one of their most sought out albums along with first album, All Killer, No Filler and Sum 41 has finally answered their fans with confirmation of a Does This Look Infected? Tour for their 15th year anniversary. Starting in SAN Francisco and ending in Las Vegas with 21 dates in total, Sum 41 are playing the album in full. There’s a chance to get your hands on some VIP tickets, although general sale goes live as of tomorrow, February 16th at 10am. Click here for additional ticket information.


LOW STANDARDS, HIGH FIVES Release single & video for ‘Silent Decor’

Hailing from Turin, Italy, 5-piece Low Standards, High Fives released their latest single ‘Silent Décor’ this week along with a music video. Taken from their upcoming album Are We Doing The Best We Can? Low Standards, High Fives are building a buzz with their bucolic take on punk-rock with fluctuating tempos and a preeminent sound of guitar in their most recent track. Passion and dedication is what drives Low Standards, High Fives though – their self-produced music video is a look behind the scenes at the faces behind the music. It’s almost parodic, with wigs and headbands strewn across the screen. The video is just a showcase of the band enjoying what they do, and that’s why Low Standards, High Fives are an exciting band to look out for.

‘Silent Décor’ keeps in tune with the distinctive sound that Low Standards, High Fives have already established, although there’s a maturity that’s progressive in their development. Their last EP Enough that was released in 2015 got the band started and earned them their place in such a fast pace industry. Set on bringing their music to a wider audience of music fans who enjoy the grittier side of alt-rock and indie, the five-piece sit well in playlists alongside Jaw Breaker, Hunter Gatherer and Red Car Burns.Are We Doing The Best We Can? isset to be released on the last day of March via U.K./US record label, Engineer Records and will be available on their Spotify here and BandCamp here where they are offering a pay what you want to support them.

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