The Smoking Hearts release debut album. The Smoking Hearts will be stamping their mark on the British music scene on March 8th of 2010 with the release of debut album Pride Of Nowhere. Storming out of rural England, The Smoking Hearts unleash a whirlwind combination of relentless punk rock and cutting rock’n’roll. With Pride Of Nowhere, the band deftly call upon their arsenal of screaming vocals, ruthless guitars and thunderous beats. The resulting effect is 13 ferocious blasts that shout out loud ‘be who you want to be’. Pride Of Nowhere is a record full of anger and frustration at a world that demands conformity and mindless ritual. It tells the story of five reprobates who like to have fun, rock out, and have a good time all the time. Taking digs at the common work environment ‘we hope you all choke on your nine to five’, and former loves ‘looks like The Ritz but she’s The Bates Motel’, The Smoking Hearts also highlight their philosophies of life with lyrics like ‘We’ll raise a toast to the ones that hate us most’. Recorded on a farm in Bedfordshire with Nick Mailing (Quireboys/Trashlight Vision) and Mastered by Russ Russell (Napalm Death/The Wildhearts) over the course of just 14 days (and nights), this 13 song opus clocks in at a frantic 29 minutes and 25 seconds. Graceful is definitely not a word to describe The Smoking Hearts. Live shows have seen guitar headstocks smashed and drum kits sprawled across stages. It is not uncommon to find half the band on the floor with the crowd and, on occasion, half the crowd on stage with the band. In their short career as a band, The Smoking Hearts have travelled thousands of miles, opening shows for the likes of Gallows, Bring Me The Horizon, Winnebago Deal and The Supersuckers, as well as some iconic acts such as Misfits and Skid Row. Pride Of Nowhere is a record for many states of mind – these are songs that will inspire attitudes to party, drink, fight. But ultimately it is the anti-thesis of sitting around and letting things happen to you; it has everything to do with making life happen for yourself.
Gary Moore has announced a 10 date UK Tour in October and November 2009 starting at Oxford New Theatre on Saturday 17th October and ending at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sunday 1st November.
Gary Moore is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists that the British Isles has ever produced. In a career that dates back to the sixties Moore has graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands including Thin Lizzy, Collosseum II and Skid Row, to name but three, and to this day maintains a highly successful solo career.
‘Bad For You Baby’ is Gary Moore’s latest studio album, Gary continues with the sequence of blues rock albums that he began on Eagle Records with ‘Old, New, Ballads, Blues’ and continued on ‘Close As You Get’. Mixing predominantly original tunes with a few Blues classics that Gary has rediscovered, ‘Bad For You Baby’ reaffirms Moore’s exceptional talent as a guitarist and his deep insight into and feel for the Blues as a living musical form.
With the release of ‘Bad For You Baby’, Gary Moore has never sounded so good and to see him live he will be playing at the following venues:
Sat 17 OXFORD NEW THEATRE 0844 847 1585
Sun 18 LINCOLN ENGINE SHED 0844 888 8766
Tue 20 IPSWICH REGENT 01473 433 100
Wed 21 BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000
Fri 23 LIVERPOOL 02 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000
Sat 24 BOURNEMOUTH OPERA HOUSE 0870 198 9898
Mon 26 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL 029 2087 8444
Thu 29 EDINBURGH PICTURE HOUSE 0844 499 9990
Fri 30 ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL 0844 499 9990
Sun 01 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 0844 477 2000