Artist: Muncie Girls
Release: From Caplan To Belsize
Label: Specialist Subject
Genre: Alternative Punk
After an impressively prolific start, releasing EPs and splits every year since their formation, Muncie Girls is finally gearing up for the release of their first full-length via Specialist Subject Records (UK), Uncle M (EUR) and Animal Style (US) in 2016. The album¹s title, a reference to Sylvia Plath¹s The Bell Jar, perfectly compliments the themes found on the album coping, healing, and shedding restraints. Musically, the album is a dynamic and emotional exploration of punk and indie rock. The album’s bouncy catchiness is sure to be a hit with fans of Hop Along, Lemuria, Latterman, and RVIVR, but one of the defining characteristics of Muncie Girls is their ability to explore outside their immediate influences.
Artist: The Qemists
Release: Warrior Sound
Label: Amazing Record Co.
The Qemists are, in many ways, something of a Qonundrum. They’re rock kids seduced by the dancefloor, dance kids equally happy playing live instruments or building tracks on the computer, drum & bass aficionados who believe their hurtling breakbeats sound best under muscular metallic riffs.
On paper, such a sound clash seems like a train wreck in the making. However, pumped as loud as your speakers will allow, or booming through the PA at their live shows, The Qemists make glorious sense.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: The Long Road
Label: British Red Cross
A ground-breaking concept record created with world renowned artists, The Long Road, will spotlight real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world.
5 new and exclusive tracks recorded by Scroobius Pip, Kindness, Sierra Leone’s All Stars, Tinariwen and Robert Plant. All profits go to The British Red Cross to help re-unite refugee families.
Artist: Ducking Punches
Release: Fizzy Brain
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
Genre: Rock – Folk
Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce a brand new signing for 2016 – Ducking Punches. Originally the solo acoustic songs of vocalist and guitarist Dan Allen, Ducking Punches are now a punk / rock quintet. Hailing from Norwich, the band has nearly 1,000 shows under their belt, including a European tour in 2014 with Frank Turner and Andrew Jackson Jihad, as well as festival sets at Reading and Leeds, Download, Groezrock, FEST and support slots alongside The Hold Steady, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Franz Nicolay and Leatherface.