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Blacklisters to Release First Song

The Leeds quartet – Billy Mason Wood (vocals), Dan Beesley (guitar), Owen Griffiths (bass) and Alistair Stobbart (drums) – will release 'Adult' in the autumn through Smalltown America.

Brum Notes Review a "mad" Blacklisters

Guitarist Dante Beesley’s instrument has the paint worn away in all the right places, after years of furious downward strumming that gives the band a sound somewhere between very early Deftones and Shorty.

It's All Indie Review Sea Legs Cover Of Soak

So you'd expect me to be a bit bonkers about this cover the duo have done? Damn right!

Hear Sea Legs Cover Soak's Sea Creatures

Smalltown America hosted a performance from 'Sea Legs', Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s project that produced a short EP which evokes and is inspired by the Donegal coast.

Gigging NI Review The Spectacular Sea Legs

Thank God indeed, because the resulting artistry is a triumph. It is homage to the sea and its islands and its people, painted from Donegal’s shoreline with tones and words sewn together by craftsmen.

The Thin Air Show The Sea At Night (Live)

aken from their exceptional collaborative album, Sea Legs, ‘The Sea at Night’ by Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail is right up with our favourite Irish tracks of the year so far

Bristol Live Review Blacklisters Live

I left Exchange sweaty and fatigued, yet refreshed at having seen not just a rock band, but a group of genuine showmen. Features Blacklisters

If Cash Cow is an indicator of what the record will sound like, then we’re keeping a wide eye on the progress of Billy Mason Wood, Dan Beesley, Owen Griffiths and Alistair Stobbart

Demonzone Gives First Taster Of Blacklisters New Album Adult

From the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.

Hear New Song From Blacklisters On Alt Dialogue

Cash Cow" is the first song to be revealed from their upcoming album 'Adult'.

London Music Hall Reveal Blacklisters New Song

The killer new song from the Leeds hardcore mob goes by the name "Cash Cow", and you can check it out below

Listen To New Track By Blacklisters By Whispinandhollerin

Produced by MJ at Suburban Home Studios (Hookworms) you can listen to the track here:

Cash Cow Is New Track By Blacklisters Reveal TLE

Leeds-based bruisers 'Blacklisters' have earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour,

Punktastic Reveal Cash Cow As New Song From Blacklisters

The album is due for release later this year via Smalltown America, and follows their excellent 2012 album ‘BLKLSTRS’.

Cack & Blabbath Reveal Blacklisters New Song

Significantly, it saw fellow musicians, from 'Biffy Clyro' to 'Pig Destroyer', lauding 'Blacklisters' in the press and on radio.

Blacklisters Release New Track Cash Cow

'Blacklisters' have teased their sophomore album with the release of their new track "Cash Cow".

Blacklisters Are Streaming The First Single From Their Upcoming Album Adult

“We, Blacklisters have finally written a song so commercially viable, that money will literally fall out of the sky and into our eyes."

Blacklisters Unveil First Song From New Album

'Blacklisters' are set to release their second album later this year – but you can get a taste here on

Axis Of Gets Top Review For Sneaky Pete's Gig

Their live performance is probably much superior to their studio work, with energy levels admirably surpassing and entirely contrasting the levels of the crowd’s enthusiasm.

Axis Of Live In Camden

A raucous half hour of punk-rock energy bounds through a pit-stop tour of protest songs, straight up rock tunes, and more melodic offerings featuring meandering riffs that are pleasingly well constructed and complex

Blacklisters Video 'Trickfuck' reviewed by Noisey

But, hey, this video is awesomely gross, and this song is really solid, sludgy punk full of heavy riffs, and clearly the world agrees with me based on the many thousands of views this video has gotten.

Blacklisters New Album Released Later This Year By Smalltown America

Since the release of their debut album in 2012, 'Blacklisters' have headlined tours in the UK and Europe, been invited to support the likes of Scratch Acid, Pig Destroyer, Future of the Left, Pelican and Big Business, and recorded a live session at Maida Vale studios for the Radio 1 Rock Show

Blacklisters return with second album 'Adult'

“Buried beneath the noise and feedback is a tightly coiled sense of dynamics, punctuated by angular shards of guitar…splendidly fucked up” – Kerrang!

Blacklisters sign to Smalltown America for New Album 'Adult'

Noise-rock quartet 'Blacklisters' have signed to Smalltown America for their forthcoming album. 'Adult', recorded in Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms will be released later this year.

Blacklisters Announce Second Album Release

"We are extremely happy to announce that we will be joining Smalltown America to release our second album. Song tours, videos and stuff will come soon."

'Blacklisters' signed to Smalltown America for second album

Forthcoming record ‘Adult’ is a typically uncompromising affair, riddled with the band’s trademark, dark humour.

Blacklisters sign to Smalltown America

"Over the past few years, the Leeds quartet have deservedly earned their reputation as one of the UK’s most confrontational and aggressive live acts. We are thrilled to welcome them to the label"

Across The Line Reviews Live At Smalltown America

"Tonight Smalltown America’s recording studio is host for both Leo Drezden’s and Hot Cops' Derry debut."

Birthday Cake Breakfast Interviews Axis Of

"When putting together an album, the music becomes your world, the songs become the backdrop to your entire life over that period."

Keep It Fast Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"Axis Of have built on their early template, crafting a record packed with melody, crisp guitar hooks and a connecting storytelling vibe in a tight punk rock package."

Circuit Sweet Features Axis Of's EU & UK Tour Dates

"The sound that the bass-player-fronted three-piece has crafted is simultaneously melodic and thunderous."

Artrocker Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"I have absolutely no doubt that Axis Of will continue to grow and grow and produce some of the best music that I will hear in my lifetime. The future is theirs."

Rock Sound Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"..not only are the Northern Irish trio finding their feet, they're breaking into a run. You're going ot want to keep up."

The Musical Melting Pot Reviews Axis Of's Album 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"A folk-rock album blessed with pendulous, titanium balls."

Shout4Music Review Axis Of's New Album 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"'The Mid Brae Inn’ strips back the angst and distortion to present a wonderfully but subtly aggressive pop-infused rock album from Axis Of."

Chordblossom Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

Drowned In Sound Interviews USA Nails

"We don’t always agree on things, but they’re eager to hear our opinions and keen to collaborate in a way we’re comfortable with. That’s great.”

Echoes and Dust Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"Passion. Romance."

Big Cheese Magazine Reviews Axis Of's Album 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"Northern Irish heavy pop trio triumph."

Hot Press Interview Axis Of About Their New Album 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"A Noisy Triumph!"

Music Liberation Feature USA Nails 'Sonic Moist' In Top 10 Albums Of 2014

"In a nutshell it's abrasive, obnoxious, relentless, and at times damn right brutal."

Keep It Fast Reviews USA Nails 'Sonic Moist'

"The sound sliding out of your mouth and down your chin."

Team Rock Release Axis Of "The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin" NEW VIDEO

Altdialogue Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"Moments of churning riffs and driving drums that whip you into a state of frenzy."

Chordblossom Interviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

“Playing it safe is pointless.”

GoldenPlec Reviews Axis Of 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"Infectious piece of positive power pop, with enough depth to strike an emotional chord with the listener."

Irish News Features Axis Of's New Album 'The Mid Brae Inn'

"..shouty and literate north coaster Axis Of started this year as they mean to continue by welcoming in 2015 with an album launch gig for their imminent second LP, 'The Mid Brae Inn'."

Across The Line Reviews Axis Of "Wetsuit"

"We absolutely love it.”

Creative Voice NI Features Sullivan And Gold

"High keening vocals opened the song, followed in hand by perfect, simply perfect singing."