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Circle Of Reason Announce Tour Dates

Heading back out on the road for Part 2 of their Trilogy Tour, Southampton’s alternative rockers Circle Of Reason reach out to venues in the south of England and Wales this June. The Kerrang! TV and Big Cheese magazine championed outfit shall be announcing Part 3 of their tour in the coming weeks.

Yo can catch Circle Of Reason live on their UK Trilogy Tour – Part II
June 21, Saturday, Sheerness, The Ivy
June 22, Sunday, Portsmouth, Drift Bar
June 23, Monday, Watford, The Horns
June 24, Tuesday, Dartford, The Bull & Vic
June 26, Thursday, The Old Ale House, Salisbury
June 27, Friday, The Patriot, Crumlin (Wales)
June 28, Saturday, Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

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Rayne Announce Free Stream Of Latest Single, Human Imitation

Sunderland’s alternative rock trio Rayne announce the release of a free stream of their forthcoming single, Human Imitation. Set for digital release on May 10, the North-East England based outfit are intent on proving why their anthemic song writing skills have earned them frequent comparisons to mainstream artists such as 30 Seconds To Mars, U2, Coldplay and Muse.

Rayne

Alternative rock trio, Rayne

With a creative partnership that first began over 15 years ago, Ben Potts (vocals/bass), Adam Dagg (guitar/keys) and Steven Naisbet (drums/samples) have experienced Rayne’s reputation moving from strength to strength, following their rise to become national finalists of UK’s Live & Unsigned event in 2010. Their ambitious debut album The New Enlightenment showcased the band’s abilities to produce sonically epic sounding tracks with emotively melodic vocals. The result of its diverse cross-genre appeal to indie, pop and alternative music lovers, attracted an army of loyal fans nationwide and later secured their signing with UK independent label – Ambicon Records. Introducing Rayne to a much wider audience in 2013, both free download singles Fallen and Raise The Alarm garnered strong support from radio taste makers, new music podcasts and alternative music press – acknowledging the bands potential to follow in the footsteps of fellow British epic-rock revivalists such as The Chevin and These Reigning Days.

Almost twp years in the making, Rayne plan to unleash their eagerly anticipated second album, Complex By Design in late 2014. Fans can expect a series of new single releases to be available over the forthcoming months, along with news of UK tour dates.

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Circle Of Reason Release Video For Single, Themes Amongst Thieves

Southampton alternative rock band, Circle Of Reason, have recently released a video for their latest single, Themes Amongst Thieves.

The band released Themes Amongst Thieves at the beginning of this week. The track is taken from the band’s recent EP release, These Hands & This Mind. The single marks their first record release since joining forces with independent label Ambicon Records.

Hailing from South-West England, and forming the current lineup in 2011, Circle Of Reason’s prog-tinged alternative rock draws them frequent comparsions to the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Biffy Clyro and QOTSA.

With UK tours already announced this year, fans can catch them live at a series of dates in January with Sheffield’s metal-core outfit, Inherit The Stars:
Sun 19 Jan – Kraak Gallery, Manchester
Tues 21 Jan – Three Tuns, Gateshead
Thurs 23 Jan – O’Reilly’s, Hull
Fri 24 Jan – Lounge 41, Workington
Sat 25 Jan – Woolpack Live, Doncaster

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Inherit The Stars Announce January 2014 Tour Dates

Sheffield’s emerging alternative/metal-core outfit Inherit The Stars are excited to announce details of their debut tour in January 2014. Titled the Ground Zero tour, the band are set to bring their explosive sound to venues across the UK.

Inherit The Stars

Inherit The Stars

After kicking off their opening night with a headlining home town show at The Leadmill in Sheffield, Inherit The Stars are then joined for the remaining dates by UK alternative rockers Circle Of Reason who shall be releasing their Theme Amongst Thieves video single in January.

Inherit The Stars are most recognisable for their powerful riffs, lulling string arrangements, adrenaline-filled synth lines and anthemic choruses. Boasting a debut album produced/mixed by Jim Pinder at Treehouse Studio (Fightstar, Rise To Remain, While She Sleeps), We Were Made To Walk The Skies was digitally released in May 2013 and earned positive attention from rock/metal critics for their genre pushing sound which takes elements of post-hardcore and alternative rock gelled with metal and a dose of punk pop. Equally championed by alternative rock and metal press and radio around the world, Inherit The Stars released three video singles as part of their apocalyptic themed Orbis Trilogy.

2014 shall see one of Britain’s fast rising young rock bands take on a series of UK tours and release new material in the summer.

You can catch Inherit The Stars live on the following dates:
Sat 18 Jan – The Leadmill, Sheffield
Sun 19 Jan – Kraak Gallery, Manchester
Tues 21 Jan – Three Tuns, Gateshead
Thurs 23 Jan – O’Reilly’s, Hull
Fri 24 Jan – Lounge 41, Workington
Sat 25 Jan – Woolpack Live, Doncaster
Tues 28 Jan – BCB Radio (Live session), Bradford
Wed 29 Jan – Hennigans Bottombull, Bolton
Fri 31 Jan – Bank Top Tavern, Oldham

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Circle Of Reason Announce Free Download Of Single, Annie May

Southampton alternative rock outfit Circle Of Reason announce the release of their latest single Annie May as a completely free download. Annie May is a romantic, dreaming song full of pleasant laid back melodies and soothing vocals. It’s a really soft track perfect for lazy days. It has elements of Incubus in there so fans of Incubus may enjoy Circle Of Reason’s new, softer sound.

The track is taken from their forthcoming EP release Yesterday Already which is a special collection of songs that showcases the bands lighter and melodic side. Offering something a little different for fans with this Christmas time release, 2014 shall see the South West UK quartet return with their usual hard hitting alternative rock tracks and further UK tours.

Circle of Reason

Circle of Reason

Forming in 2011, Circle Of Reason draw upon a wide range of influences from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones and QOTSA yet retaining their own unique and diverse twist of alternative hard rock, Circle of Reason are recognised for their hard hitting riffs, soaring choruses, intricate song arrangements and the versitility in their songcraft and musicianship. Pulling listeners into a journey from beautifully melancholic to the depths of stomping hard rock, the band appeal to a wide audience of music fans. Making waves since the debut release of their A Favour For A Stranger EP last year and 2013’s successful follow up EP These Hands & This Mind, Circle of Reason have earned the early approval of Kerrang TV, Scuzz. Lava & Big Cheese Magazine along with the continued support from online rock/metal press and radio in the UK and beyond.

Their extensive gigging schedule across Britain has seen them support the likes of InMe, Attention Theives, Feed The Rhino, Marmozets, UB40, Neck Deep etc and perform at some of the UK’s leading festivals including Kerrang Radio Summer Festival, Gosport, Freshfields and Weyfest.

You can download Annie May for free here.

Yesterday Already EP will be available to download on 23 December 2013.

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Circle of Reason Announce November’s Static Tour Dates

South West prog-fused alternative rockers Circle Of Reason announce dates for their Static Tour this coming November.  The Southampton based outfit are heading to the north of England in support of their recent self-released EP, These Hands & This Mind.

Drawing upon a wide range of influences from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones and QOTSA yet retaining their own unique and diverse twist of alternative hard rock, Circle of Reason are recognised for their hard hitting riffs, soaring choruses, intricate song arrangements and the versatility in their song craft and musicianship. Pulling listeners into a journey from beautiful melancholy to the depths of stomping hard rock, the band have a musical twist that appeals to a wide audience.

Circle Of Reason

Circle Of Reason

Making waves since the release of their debut EP A Favour For A Stranger last year, Circle of Reason have earned the early approval of Kerrang TV, Scuzz & Big Cheese Magazine.

Their relentless gigging schedule across Britain has seen them support the likes of InMe, Freeze The Atlantic, Feed The Rhino and Floods and perform at some of the UK’s leading rock and metal festivals.

Circle Of Reason’s Static Tour dates:
Sat 9 November, Bumper, Liverpool
Sun 10 November,Shades, Bridlington
Mon 11 November, South Sea Live, Sheffield
Tues 12 November, Thirsty Scholar, Manchester
Thurs 14 November, O’Rileys, Hull
Fri 15 November, The Black Bull, Castleford
Sat 16 November, Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster
Sun 17 November, The Wardrobe, Leeds

These Hands & This Mind EP out now on iTunes.

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Down The Machine Give Away Free Download Of Single, Everything I Am Not

Leeds’ alternative rock/metal band Down The Machine have released Everything I Am Not as a free download single.

Frequently compared to the likes of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and NIN, Down The Machine’s blend of alternative hard rock with elements of industrial electronics continue to appeal to many hard rock fans. They have received airplay worldwide and appeared at various UK music festivals in recent years.

Down The Machine

Down The Machine

Experimenting more with an electronic background intro than on previous tracks, Everything I Am Not has something different. Driving, broody depths reminiscent of Billy Idol’s White Wedding or even Depeche Mode at their dirtiest. The vocals are strong, clear and attractive despite the high range and inevitable shout volume. The tortured line “You are everything that I am not…” will have resonance with many.

There are plenty of heavy guitar riffs to keep a rock audience members’ head shaking happy but there’s something of a wider appeal here. This would be great to hear in a club. It’s a track that you would notice and want to hear again. Building from “You are a bruise on me/A stain I can’t clean…” to “Tell me why there’s nothing more than this”, it grows with desperate plea and frustration – the very stuff of youth; confusion, anger and lust. There’s a hook, it’s rock and it’s cool.

Currently recording their second album for release in 2014, Down The Machine founders Steve Wilson (Vox) and Dan Millikin (Guitar) announce the new additions of David Preston (Drums) and Darren Johnson (Bass).

By Kate Dexter

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