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What happened in the world of Hold Tight! PR this week - we bring you a brief look at what our clients have been up to.
WOW! It’s been a week full of drama, tears, tantrums, break ups, wars and internet implosions. We kicked off the week watching the Internet rumour mill going into warp drive with the shock appearance of Elliot Coleman at TesseracT’s show in Milton Keynes, cue the Internet exploding in conspiracy theory, by Tuesday it became clear that the beautiful Dan Tompkins had left, leaving a giant hole to be filled by none other than Haunted Shores own Elliot Coleman - cue mass fan hysteria, then we watched as Metal Sucks vs Century Media vs Sumerian Records back and forth war of words erupted around the Spotify debate, meanwhile Storm troopers, rebels, Klingons, and the fashion police hunted rubber faced dicator Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya - it’s all going on. Luckily we were face down in the Dillinger Escape Plan and Scale the Summit, busy working on tour press for all our Autumn tours, booking some fab new clients and generally figuring out that if you mix ginger beer with a cosmopolitan cocktail it becomes the stuff that legends are made of. So internet, chill out a bit, it’ll be ok. It’s Friday, chow down on our bands, get a ginger cosmo on the go and just relax.
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Basick Records / Hold Tight! PR token girl member Lisa was featured in this month’s Metal Hammer on page 24 alongside Blasko (Rob Zombie/Ozzy Osbourne) and Daniel Regan (Textures Manager) - see below for a sneaky peak of Lisa discussing which current band she has her eye on.
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SCUZZ TV are sponsoring the upcoming ‘Lowering the Tone’ tour featuring Tesseract, Chimp Spanner and Uneven Structure. To win tickets to the tour, an Ibanez 7 string and bags of merch watch the video below and get involved.
Acoda - Midlands, UK (Small Town Records)
LIVE REVIEW! Hit the Floor magazine catch up with the live final of the Red Bull Bedroom Challenge “Leading man Damon Tang owned the crowd, with his flawless vocal and his band mates surrounding him, they were utter perfection.”
VIDEO! Live coverage of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Final - Acoda kick off about 3 mins in.
Aliases - Manchester, UK (Basick Records)
REVIEW! ROCK SOUND (UK) review 7/10 -“a promising start for a potentially excellent band.”
REVIEW! - METAL HAMMER (UK) review 8/10 - “Graham Pinney has returned to show the young pretenders how it’s done…..it’s as if SikTh never went away.”
INTERVIEW! FEMALE FIRST (UK) catch up with guitarist Leah Woodward to discuss the bands new release, metal being a male dominated genre and the mercury music prize.
TOUR NEWS! Aliases announces UK Tour Dates with Visions
SCUZZ! You can request the video ‘What’s Left for Us?’ now on Scuzz TV
TOUR! Get tickets for the forthcoming Aliases / Textures / The Ocean Tour
FREE TRACK! Basick Records give away a free track from Aliases new album
Circles - Melbourne, Australia (Basick Records)
Australian metallers Circles continue to wow with their latest release ‘The Compass’
RADIO! Listen in to the White Noise Podcast to hear Dave and Ted from Circles discussing their current release, tours and future plans for a full length release.
FEATURE! ROCK SOUND (DK) - Pg 32 - check out this month’s issue of Rock Sound Magazine to read an ‘Exposure’ feature on Circles and turn to pg 78 for a review (8/10) “Whether it’s the deep girth of the djent sound, or the soaring melodies, Circles are here to make a point.”
SPOTIFY! Listen to the album ‘The Compass’ for free on Spotify
SCUZZ! You can request the video ‘Clouds are Gathering’ on Scuzz TV
Ghost Music - Leeds, UK
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE! Read more…
NEWS! GhostFest founder launches new record label: Ghost Music
NEWS! New record label launched by GhostFest
Mishkin - Leeds, UK
INTERVIEW! Mishkin interview with Room 13 (UK)
NEWS! The Yorkshire Evening Post reviews Metal Fringe Festival
LIVE! Video footage of Mishkin from Metal Fringe, Leeds 2011
REVIEW! Rock Industry review Metal Fringe, Leeds 2011
TesseracT London, UK (Century Media)
Progressive metallers TesseracT announce new vocalist
Official Press Release! Read here…
INTERVIEW! Bass player Amos Williams talks to Metal Sucks about their new vocalist and forthcoming tours.
RADIO! Got Djent have a copy of the band’s interview with Maz Star from Total Rock where new vocalist Elliot Coleman is introduced to the world.
NEWS! Metal Hammer reveal details of the bands new singer
WIN! Scuzz TV give away an Ibanez and tickets to Tesseract’s Lowering the Tone tour
GEAR! Guitarist James Monteith discusses his favourite gear, guitars and geekdom with Thrash Hits.
The Hype Theory - London, UK (Small Town Records)
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE! Read more…
NEWS! Rock Industry look over Glory Days and discuss tour dates
INTRODUCING! Planet Loud interview the band to find out more
NEWS! New album and tour news from Newlyfresh
Visions - Peterborough, UK (Basick Records)
UK tech metal rising stars Visions release debut album ‘Home’
REVIEW! THIS IS NOT A SCENE (UK) take a look at the bands debut album - “A young British band on a forward-thinking independent label, with involvement from members of other notable bands from the scene all points to a bright future for UK metal. “
INTERVIEW! Italian website Fire Alive catch up with Visions
SCUZZ! You can request the video ‘Desinent’ on Scuzz TV
LISTEN FOR FREE! Check out the debut album, for free!