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Aaron Rice

Neverfade/For Dusk, 2019

8.0 / 10

Aaron Rice deftly wades through the debris of a break-up on his debut solo LP Neverfade/For Dusk, where his songs are bolstered by addictive synths that alternately lurk behind percussive bass ...

ASHRR - Oscillator album cover


Oscillator, 2019

5.0 / 10

Encompassing all of the most salient aspects of 80s synth pop, with clear nods to Talking Heads and New Order, LA trio ASHRR's debut album is a nostalgic but not particularly convincing first ...

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Dear Boy

The Strawberry EP, 2019

8.5 / 10

Los Angeles quartet Dear Boy are firm favourites in their hometown's indie scene, but their new EP suggests that they could go much further. Dear Boy is fronted by Ben ...

Cellar Doors - Cellar Doors album cover

Cellar Doors

Cellar Doors, 2019

6.9 / 10

The distance between San Francisco and Manchester is 5,000 miles, but Californian psychedelic trio Cellar Doors are determined to bridge that distance on their self-titled debut album. The band is already ...

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Dear Boy

Interviews Dear Boy

Posted May 26, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

"This sounds made up, so I apologise, but it’s totally not," says Dear Boy frontman and lyricist Ben Grey when explaining the inspiration behind the name of the band ...

Walking On Cars

Interviews Walking On Cars

Posted May 11, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Achieving phenomenal success with the release of your debut album is the kind of thing that most bands can only dream of, but what happens when the time comes to ...


Interviews Fatherson

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Fatherson's new album seesaws between visceral, enveloping rock music and experimental, cinematic soundscapes, which should come as no surprise as the Scottish trio's back catalogue has always shown ...

Kyle Falconer

Interviews Kyle Falconer

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

In 2007, a group of young Scottish musicians called The View became one of the key bands in the mid-‘00s British indie music scene with the release of their ...

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URF release new single, festival date

Music News URF release new single, festival date

Posted May 18, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Manchester-based psychadelic five-piece URF's new single "Solitude" is out now, and the band will be performing at the Manchester Psych Fest in August. The band has described "Solitude", which ...

Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Tours Taking Back Sunday announce US summer tour

Posted March 24, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Taking Back Sunday are set to return to the festival circuit this summer, along with a string of headline tour dates in their native US. The four piece are touring ...

Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Modern Chemistry # Every Time I Die not on this dateJul 14          Webster Hall                                              New York, NYJul 16          House of Blues                                          Boston, MAJul 19          The Masquerade                                       Atlanta, GAJul 20          House of Blues #                                       Orlando, FLJul 21          Jannus Live                                                 St. Petersburg, FLJul 22          Mavericks #                                                Jacksonville, FLJul 24          Gas Monkey Live!                                     Dallas, TXJul 25          Tricky Falls                                                  El Paso, TXJul 26          Rialto Theatre                                             Tucson, AZJul 27          Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool              Las Vegas, NVJul 28          The Observatory North Park                   San Diego, CAJul 29          The Wiltern                                                 Los Angeles, CAJul 31          The Catalyst Club                                      Santa Cruz, CAAug 01        Ace of Spades                                            Sacramento, CATaking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, All Get OutAug 03        Crystal Ballroom                                        Portland, ORAug 04        The Showbox                                             Seattle, WAAug 06        Knitting Factory Concert House            Boise, IDAug 07        The Complex                                              Salt Lake City, UTAug 08        The Summit Music Hall                            Denver, COAug 09        Bourbon Theatre                                       Lincoln, NEAug 10        First Avenue                                               Minneapolis, MNAug 12        The Intersection                                        Grand Rapids, MIAug 13        Crofoot Ballroom                                      Pontiac, MIAug 14        Bogart’s                                                       Cincinnati, OHAug 15        House of Blues                                          Cleveland, OHAug 16        Stage AE                                                       Pittsburgh, PAAug 18        Saranac Brewery                                        Utica, NYAug 19     Waiting Room Summer Stage                    Buffalo, NYFestival DatesApr 09      When We Were Young                               Santa Ana, CAMay 05    Beale Street Music Festival                       Memphis, TNMay 07    Carolina Rebellion                                      Charlotte, NCMay 20    Rock On The Range                                   Columbus, OHMay 27    River City Rockfest                                      San Antonio, TXJul 13       Great South Bay Music Festival              Patchogue, NY

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SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Videos SPB Premiere: Watch Strength NIA's new video for La Floresta

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

We have the pleasure of premiering Northern Irish four-piece Strength NIA's experimental and intriguing video for "La Floresta" here on Scene Point Blank. The song itself offers a critical ...

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Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Tours Biffy Clyro announce 2017 European tour dates

Posted Sept. 15, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Belgium early next year. The Ellipsis Tour will see the band touring throughout January and February ...

JANUARYWed, 25 - Spain, Barcelona, St. Jordi Club Thu, 26 - Spain, Madrid, Barclaycard Center Fri, 27 - Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon ColiseumSun, 29 - France, Toulouse, Le Bikini Mon, 30 - France, Paris, Olympia Tue, 31 - France, Lyon, Radiant FEBRUARY Thu, 2 - Italy, Milan, Fabrique Fri, 3 - Germany, Stuttgart, Porsche Arena Mon, 6 - Italy, Rome, Atlantico Tue, 7 - Italy, Padova, Gran Teatro Geox Thu, 9 - Germany, Bochum, Ruhrkongress Fri, 10 - Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (AB) Sat, 11 - Germany, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall 

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Blur 21: The Exhibition @ IMMA, Dublin

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m. by Aideen

  It's a tray in a hotel room, fairly unremarkable when put back to basics. The tray is littered with cigarettes, beer bottles, a can of coke, a crumpled McDonald's ...

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