"Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! have been tearing the ass out of the art punk sonic explosion – building a glowing reputation for their raw, white-knuckled attitude and breathtaking live shows."
"Die! Die! Die! haven’t gone soft. They’ve never sounded more creative, joyful or energetic."
"“This album is 11 tracks of pent up aggression, frustration, bewilderment and a sense of weird belonging,” says vocalist/guitarist Kris Platt. “It’s everything we’ve learnt.”"
"Belfast based newbies More Than Conquerors have just unveiled a stream of their new single, ‘Pits Of Old’."
"The track, which has already picked up plays on radio stations including BBC Radio 1, combines gang vocals with a belting anthem of a chorus making a track that is as snappy as it is catchy and can’t be ignored."
"The new single from Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old' has been unveiled and can be streamed after the read more jump."
"London is an important city for any young and up-and-coming band, which is why we’re so grateful to be playing one of its most prestigious venues this time, The Old Blue Last. It’s going to be a special show for us.”
Another hectic month for Little Bear, Die! Die! Die!, Axis Of, Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus & Jetplane Landing!
Watch Jetplane Landing's new video for "My Radio Heart", filmed in Derry.
"This, folks, is the greatest comeback in history since a pre-grill George Foreman became heavyweight champion of the world."
“Run Faster” is the first single from Sullivan & Gold’s debut album ‘For Foes’.
"More Than Conquerors are streaming their latest single "Pits of Old"...The Irish band have also just announced a special show at the Old Blue Last..."
"Gargantuan" is a rousing, thumping crusade driven by an infectious piano-bashing beat, leading us to a final explanation of its march within the last lyrics of the song."
"'Don't Try' is exactly what the band needed: a reaffirmation of their prowess after six years out of the spotlight. Hopefully we won't have to wait quite as long for album number 5."
"Jetplane Landing looked destined to join McLusky and Reuben as flames that burnt brightly while not enough people paid attention, but Derry quartet return well-honed and taut."
"...we’re still alive, still touring and still loving every minute of it. We won’t be stopping anytime soon over who ate the last 12p pot noodle from Tesco."
"..The people who follow us seem to have genuinely embraced the record; they seem to be into it. To hope for anything more than that would feel a little greedy."
"The group only formed around 18 months ago but have already made impressive waves in the music industry..."
"Dynamic Alternative-Punk-Rock Quartet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. For Fans of: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Reuben & Twin Atlantic."
"With accessible structures and fist-in-the-air choruses to root themselves deep into the memory banks, 'Don’t Try' is a honeycomb of caustic guitar and punk snarl..."
"Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors have announced their debut album will be called 'Everything I’ve Learnt'..."
"New tracks "Jaw" & "Try-Antlers" now streaming..."
"...it’s certainly deserving of a wide audience."
"More Than Conquerors draw upon early British post-hardcore influences merged with emotive melodic vocals and chunky guitars to create their own raw storm of noise."
"Reminiscent of early British post-hardcore...and the harmony-driven US rock of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, ‘Everything I've Learnt’ still manages to find its own place amongst these behemoths."
"Jetplane Landing...describe in a tweet: The daddies reclaim what is rightfully theirs!"
"For many though, the must-see show of Day One is the return to the stage of long-dormant Derry punks, Jetplane Landing..."
"Derry band Little Bear got 2013 off to a great start when they were chosen to replace Two Door Cinema Club at the Other Voices event in Derry in February. Things have got busier and busier ever since..."
More Than Conquerors Announce Debut Album 'Everything I've Learnt' Released 30th September 2013
A winning tale of hard lessons in life and love...
"...they’ve definitely not lost the ability to write a fantastic album of post-hardcore tracks."
'This is a backs to the wall, balls in a vice kind of record.'
I've never quite understood why this bunch of Kiwis haven't scorched their way into the hearts and minds of more people.
Steven McCool, Little Bear’s magnificently surnamed lead-singer, has a sneaky suspicion that the North West could be looking at a musical golden age.
But the winners on day one were also the comeback kings, Jetplane Landing.
Sure of voice, huge of sound, florid of production: five minutes in the microwave would see them ready for a main stage slot in any festival of your choice.
"...for many they remain one of the most influential bands Northern Ireland has produced in the past 10 years."
The final day of the London edition of the Other Voices festival saw performances from John Grant, Little Bear and Matthew E White.
"He’s back with a new single now and it’s cut from the same, superior pop music cloth."
The silver lining to this television executive's nightmare was the bumping up of 'Little Bear', an emerging Derry band from the music trail to the Glassworks.
Surely it was fate, for 'Little Bear' put on the performance of the entire weekend, banding technology and their own brand rock together seamlessly.
'Little Bear' - purveyors of emotionally literate rock
Their incredibly detailed music is the kind of sound many more established outfits can only ever dream of producing.
'Little Bear's' music is haunting and soulful - they were the one band whom all judges agreed upon as a perfect compliment to the great line-up.
Belfast Music Week comes to Sea Sessions, Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival, on Saturday, June 22 featuring Axis Of, Our Krypton Son and many more!
On the strength of these tracks, it is no surprise why 'Little Bear' are blowing their fellow countrymen out of the water -their sound is ambitious, their songs are captivating, and they aren't half-bad live either.
Compelling, enthralling, bloody loud, I want more.
"...drummer Michael Prain speaks to Crackle about his record collection and stuff."
"New Zealand trio 'Die! Die! Die!'s latest album 'Harmony' is chock full of spiky yet atmospheric and melodic alt rock that should appeal to fans of Texan punkers...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead..."