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Slowcoaches Rail Against Toxic Masculinity

“The music industry really feeds toxic masculinity by putting male artists on a pedestal,” observes Slowcoaches vocalist / bassist Heather Perkins. “’Complex’ is a response to the sexual assault allegations against artists that were in the press at the time I wrote it. There's still a really dirty side to the industry - particularly with the encouragement and portrayal of male artists in rock music to god-like status. All too often, the system is adhering to an archaic, misogynistic interpretation of 'punk' that makes guys think they're invincible, that they have an authority over women's bodies.”

She continues “It sweeps the artists up, way out of their depth, and then there's no one there to support them in dealing with this stuff in the right way when they eventually get called out. We came up with the concept of the video when we were talking about this - the idea of a split self - that there are parts of the personality that are always hidden from view. Pulling the curtain away, kind of peeling back those layers - the bright light exposing all the grubby stuff underneath.”

A cutting observational slice of fervent grunged-up punk, ‘Complex’ is a first glimpse of what’s to come from Slowcoaches on their yet-to-be-finished second album which will be released at some point in 2018 via Leisure & District. The single will be available this side of the new year on screenprinted 7” vinyl, backed by a venomous cover of Fang’s ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’.

The band’s no holds barred live show will hit the road this month as the band undertake a 13-date headline tour of the UK, followed by some shows in Germany to round off the year.

Oct / Nov 2017 Headline Tour:

18/10/2017 – UK, Liverpool - Shipping Forecast

19/10/2017 – UK, Manchester - Soup Kitchen

20/10/2017 – UK, Sheffield - The Rocking Chair

21/10/2017 – UK, Leeds - Lending Room

23/10/2017 – UK, Newcastle - Think Tank Underground

24/10/2017 – UK, Glasgow - Broadcast

25/10/2017 – UK, Nottingham - Bodega

27/10/2017 – UK, Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach Downstairs

28/10/2017 – UK, Exeter - Cavern - Indie Club

30/10/2017 – UK, Bristol - The Louisiana

31/10/2017 – UK, Oxford - Cellar

01/11/2017 – UK, Brighton - The Joker

02/11/2017 – UK, London - Boston Music Room

08/11/2017 Germany, Hamburg - Hafenklang

09/11/2017 Germany, Cologne - Blue Shell

10/11/2017 Germany, Berlin - Bei Ruth

11/11/2017 Germany, Munich – Milla

14/11/2017 Germany, Mainz - Schon Schon



Alma’s New Video For 'Phases'

Rising pop sensation Alma shares the Charli XCX directed music video for her new single ‘Phases’ today. Featuring rap heavyweight French Montana, the video was shot in NYC and London and depicts a raucous 24-hour house party. Produced by Charlie Handsome, (Drake, Mac Miller), the turbo charged ‘Phases (ft. French Montana)’ is set to continue Alma’s incredible momentum as she leads the charge of a new generation of fierce pop music.

Phases follows the release of Alma’s critically acclaimed debut single ‘Chasing Highs’ and debut EP Dye My Hair. Since the release of Dye My Hair,  Alma has garnered over 150 million combined Spotify plays, while the release of ‎’Chasing Highs’ has seen her become a mainstay on UK radio playlists across the board, top iTunes singles charts in territories around the world, and be awarded certified Silver status in the UK (with sales of over 250, 000).

Alma has been championed by everyone from Annie Mac and MistaJam through Interview magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and i-D to Elton John. Following on from supporting fellow maverick Scandinavian on tour and performing alongside Jorja Smith and The Amazons at the Radio 1 Future Festival, this summer saw Alma hit the road to play at an extensive string of Pan European Festival dates (including Reading & Leeds and Bestival), and headline shows such as the recently sold out date at London’s XOYO.

Every so often a new pop star explodes out of nowhere, re-shaping people’s expectations and creating a new page in the rulebook in the process. Alma – a 20-year old with bright neon green hair, a magnetic attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings – is that new pop star.

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