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News: Funeral for a Friend Are Splitting Up


Post hardcore luminaries Funeral for a Friend are splitting up. A massive force in UK heavy music, Funeral for a Friend are responsible for one of the defining UK post hardcore records in the form of 2003’s Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation.

The band would go on to write and record a total of 7 studio albums but suffer significant line-up changes throughout their career, to the point that only one original member remains (guitarist Kris Coombs-Roberts), although the majority of their recorded output also features vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye.

Funeral for a Friend will embark on one final tour in early 2016 playing 2-night residencies across Australia, Europe and the UK where they will play both Hours one night and then Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation the other night. The band will also play songs from various EPs and albums in addition to these records in full.

UK Scumscene would like to thank Funeral for a Friend for their contribution to UK heavy music and wish everyone in the band the best in any future endeavours. You will be sorely missed.

News: The JCQ Call it Quits UPDATE Band Release B-Sides Collection



The JCQ have now released a collection of 3 b-sides from the Mechanical Young recording sessions to go with today’s announcement. You can stream/download the collection below:


The JCQ (formerly The James Cleaver Quintet) are splitting up. This is incredibly sad news for fans of alternative rock and punk as The JCQ are one of the most original sounding bands in the UK right now. Luckily the band released 2 great albums and an amazing EP (seriously, go and download ‘Ten Stages of a Make Up’ right now). Here’s some words from the band regarding their decision to split:

“So it is with heavy hearts that we announce the end of The JCQ. There are many reasons for our decision, but ultimately, although friendship within the band is at an all-time high, we just don’t feel that we can carry on putting the same amount of effort into making this band what it is, when our hearts just aren’t in it any more.

We will of course all be pursuing our own projects and ventures afterwards, so be sure to look out for new things coming from us individually. Charlie and myself (Maud) have begun work on a new band – Death Rattles, Paul is pursuing his career in tour management and will still be drumming for studio projects, Martin continues his production work as ‘In Lieu of a Studio’, Trips is playing in Mermaids On Heat with Sacha of The Secret and Jack will be pursuing his own ventures in new walks of life.

The good news is that we’ve booked a small tour to see off The JCQ properly. Unfortunately we can’t play everywhere, but we have selected a few towns that have always been good to us, in the hope that if you want to say farewell to The JCQ, it won’t be impossible to travel no matter where you are. We hope to see as many friends as we can at these gigs for one last time.

R.I.P The JCQ; 2006 – 2014.”

The full statement from the band can be found on their Facebook page.

Here’s the full list of dates for The JCQ’s final tour:

18/3 – TBC, Leeds
19/3 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
20/3 – Avondale House, Southampton
21/3 – Underground Theatre, Eastbourne
22/3 – Old Blue Last, London (free show)

Touring: Razoreater, Stallone and Employed to Serve


3 of our favourite hardcore bands are touring together in February 2014. This is brilliant news. Razoreater, Stallone and Employed to Serve take off on a 8 date jaunt through the country from the 1st to the 8th of February. Check out the full list of dates below:

1/2 – The Square, Harlow
2/2 – The Hope, Brighton
3/2 – The Unicorn, London
4/2 – Venue to be announced, Sheffield
5/2 – The Bridge Inn, Worcester
6/2 – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
7/2 – The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
8/2 – Stuck on a Name, Nottingham

We will update you all on those unconfirmed dates once they’re, you know, confirmed. All dates now confirmed except the venue for the Sheffield show.

News: Mikee Goodman (ex-SikTh) is Back With New Band Outpatients


Mikee Goodman, the previous vocalist of Watford tech-metallers SikTh is back with a new band called Outpatients.

Goodman describes the band in this comment:

“It’s heavy, got electronic elements and really tough grooves, but also contains epic, dark melodies. I am singing in a very aggressive style on most songs, which I like doing.”

The band also have a UK tour booked for October. The dates are:

18/10 – The Anvil in Bournemouth
19/10 – The Hope in Brighton
20/10 – Scholar Bar in Leicester
21/10 – The Boileroom in Guildford
24/10 – 02 Academy 2 in Oxford
25/10 – To be announced
30/10 – The Black Heart in Camden
31/10 – The White Rabbit in Plymouth

Check out the band’s first song and music video ‘Throw Rocks’ by clicking here.

Touring: Dethscalator Supporting Mainliner


The Japanese metal beast that is Kawabata Makoto’S Mainliner are currently touring the UK and Ireland this month but they are joined for two dates by brilliantly named noise rock mentalists Dethscalator.

Dethscalator join the band for a Birmingham date at The Flapper on the 26th of September and a London date at Corsica Studios on the 29th of September. For the rest of the Mainliner dates look below:

19 Liverpool – The Blade Factory
20 Cork – Clonakilty Guitar Festival. West Cork (Ireland)
21 Dublin – Grand Social (Ireland)
22 Limerick – Bourke’s (Ireland)
23 Glasgow – The 13th Note
24 Newcastle Upon Tyne – Think Tank @ Hoults Yard (w/ Haikai No Ku)
25 Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
26 Birmingham – The Flapper (w/ Dethscalator)
27 Bristol – Thekla
28 Brighton – The Green Door Store
29 London – Corsica Studios (w/ Patent Saint & Dethscalator)

Need a reason to check out Dethscalator? Then look no further than here:

You can also stream the new Mainliner record by clicking here.

Touring: Exhaustion and Employed to Serve

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In what must be the UK tour of the year, Exhaustion and Employed to Serve are hitting the road in October for a run of 5 dates. Check out the full list of dates below or go to the event page for the tour on Facebook here:

16/10 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
17/10 – London, Camden Unicorn
18/10 – Bristol, The Red Lion
19/10 – To be confirmed
20/10 – Leeds, The Fenton

Yet to check out either band? Stream Exhaustion’s Demo by clicking here or check out one of our reviews of both Employed to Serve releases by clicking here or here.

Employed to Serve also play the Camden Unicorn tomorrow night with Heksed, Esoteric Youth, Death Pedals and Iced Out. It’s free and it starts at 7pm. We’ll be there as well!

Touring: earthtone9

Alt-metallers earthtone9 have a couple of cracking festival dates lined up for this Summer in support of their brilliant new album IV.

A rather special performance is also scheduled for ArcTanGent festival which sees the band performing their seminal arc’tan’gent album in full.

See below for the list of dates:

June 13 – The Albert, Brighton (Download warm-up show
June 15 – Download Festival, Donnington, Pepsi Max Stage
August 29th – ArcTanGent Festival, Somerset (performing arc’tan’gent in full)

Music Video: To The Bones’ Emperor’s Ride

Riff rockers To The Bones are back with their first single since the release of their last EP Astral Magic. The song is called Emperor’s Ride and it’s an absolute belter. Get this in your system:

Emperor’s Ride is released April 22nd and can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.

To The Bones will be playing the following dates in support of the single:

Friday 19th April @ Dark Party — Luton
Monday 22nd April @ The Joiners — Southampton
Tuesday 23rd April @ The Black Heart — Camden, London
Thurs 25th April @ The Scholar Bar 02 Academy– Leicester.
Sat April 27th @ The Mad Ferret — Preston ( FREE ENTRY )
Sun 28th April @ The Exchange, Bristol
Monday 29th April @ Band on the Wall, Manchester.
May 2nd , Hare and Hounds , Birmingham.
Friday May 11th @ Mama Viz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford.
Saturday May 25th @ Dogstock Outdoor Festival, Bolton.

Music Video: Cactus&Cardigan’s Smegma

Scottish noise-rockers Cactus&Cardigan have unleashed their first taster of debut EP Gag Reflex which launches on April 26th through Action Park Records. The track is called Smegma and… well… just watch the video:

Smegma can be downloaded by clicking here. Make sure you do.

Cactus&Cardigan are also touring the EP with a handful of Scottish dates. Full details below:


News: Gnarwolves Announce New EP and Play Gigs Everywhere

Pop-punkers Gnarwolves will return with a new EP in May. The release will be jointly put out by Tangled Talk Records and Big Scary Monsters and will once again be produced by Lewis Johns.

The EP is currently untitled and a tracklist is non-existent. Regardless, we’re very excited to hear more music from the lads who brought us this beast:

Gnarwolves are also touring extensively this year. Check out this enormous list of shows. You have no excuse not to see the band now:

08.03 – DE, Stuttgart, 1210 *
09.03 – AU, Obdach, VAZ *
10.03 – AU, Salzburg, Rock House *
11.03 – AU, Wien, Arena *
13.03 – DE, Munster, Lorenz Sud *
14.03 – CH, Zurich, Dynamo 21 *
15.03 – IT, Rome, Closer Club *
16.03 – IT, Milan, Live Forum *
17.03 – DE, Saarbrucken, Kleiner Club Garage *
18.03 – DE, Hannover, Bei Chez Heinz *
19.03 – DE, Hamburg, Hafenklang *
20.03 – DE, Berlin, Cassiopeia *
21.03 – DE, Dusseldorf, Tube *
22.03 – BE, Antwerp, TBC *
23.03 – UK, London, Underworld *
24.03 – UK, Margate, West Coast Bar *
25.03 – UK, Stoke on Trent, Minsters Bar *
26.03 – UK, Manchester, Star and Garter *
27.03 – UK, Bristol, The Croft *
28.03 – UK, Kingston, Fighting Cocks *
29.03 – UK, Southampton, Unit Club *
30.03 – UK, Liverpool, Radstock *
30.03 – UK, London, The Garage (w/ Dead Swans – sold out)
05.04 – UK, London, Facedown @ The Scala
19.04 – UK, Manchester, Facedown @ NQ Live
20.04 – UK, Bristol, Hit the Deck Festival
21.04 – UK, Nottingham, Hit the Deck Festival
27.04 – DE, Stuttgart, Pirate Satellite Festival (w/ Bad Religion, Propagandhi, Comeback Kid)
30.04 – UK, London, Old Blue Last #
01.05 – UK, Bristol, The Croft #
02.05 – UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach #
03.05 – UK, Plymouth, White Rabbit #
04.05 – UK, Birmingham, Asylum #
05.05 – UK, Sheffield, Corporation #
06.05 – UK, Liverpool, Shipping Forecast #
07.05 – UK, Manchester, NQ Live #
08.05 – UK, Aberdeen, Tunnels #
09.05 – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts #
10.05 – UK, Newcastle, Trillians #
11.05 – UK, Nottingham, Basement #
12.05 – UK, Norwich, Waterfront Studio #
13.05 – UK, Southampton, Joiners #
14.05 – UK, Kingston, The Peel #
* – w/ Broadway Calls

# – w/ The Story So Far

[Source: Pink Mist]