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    It's been a while since we've updated the 6 but boy are we off to a winning start today! First off, thrill your ears with The Mutineers single Love, It's a Killer. Having just finished a successful mini-tour of the UK playing to sell-out crowd, the boys are heading back to the studio. You may just be lucky enough to get a ticket for their Birmingham show on 30th April - until then, satisfy your needs by picking up this single on the 17th March.



    Next up is the sublime sound of Senots Renroc's Ask Why. Now, we've worked out the the name is Corner Stones backwards - clever eh - but that's about all. According to their Twitter page, their debut album is on the way so stay tuned for more.


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    Imagine our delight over at AleHouseRock when "Your Next Favourite Band" - Palaye Royale - dropped in to give us the lowdown on what's been happening so far this year along with a sneakpeek into their crystal ball to see what we can look forward to for the rest of the year.

    AHR: How is 2014 shaping up so far for Palaye Royale?

    PR: 2014 will be a big year for the Palaye Royale Revolution. We are in the process of pre production to record our debut album. With the support of our loyal fan base the Soldiers of the Royale Council we have created a cult like family to instill and create a youth revolution that inspires purity, art and experimental expression to have a prolific outcome to those who are apart of the Palaye Royale movement.
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    Published on 11th December 2013 02:19 PM
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    It's been quite a year for The Franklys! With the release of their debut EP, their recent USA tour and establishing themselves firmly on the London circuit, AHR was delighted to catch up with them recently to find out what's in store for the foursome in 2014.

    As 2013 draws to a close, what has been the highlight of the year for The Franklys?

    Nicole: Touring the USA, can't get better than that!

    Fanny: Releasing our first EP together, playing so many great shows in front of so many people in legendary venues all around London and East Coast America.

    Zoe: Looking back on it, I'm amazed at how much we've achieved this year. I think we've really stepped things up a gear. For me highlights have been releasing the EP, recording our first video and, of course, touring America!

    Jen: AMERICA! And our sold-out EP launch party at Paper Dress in Shoreditch!

    America features highly in your memories for the year. How did you find playing in the US and what kind of reception did you get?
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    AleHouseRock Interviews catch up with Passengers' David Redshaw. Passengers are Marc Winstanley and David Redshaw from Bolton. Their debut gig will take place in Preston on December 20th at Rampage@Blitz. Their debut EP is available now on BandCamp.

    You hail from Bolton? How is the music scene in Bolton at the moment?

    There seems to be quite a lot of varied musical talent emerging from the town right now. We have had a few success stories such as Badly Drawn Boy and Cherry Ghost in the past but I think it's about time Bolton was put back on the map with a rock band! There are a few Bolton bands currently rising up and being noticed at the moment. Our Fold, The Jade Assembly and Bright Shapes are tips for the future and definitely worth investigating.

    Couldn't agree more. Our Fold are a particular favourite, I'll definitely check out your other recommendations. Back to Passengers, the song itself is a great tune, where did you get the idea for the song?
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    A fantastic line up for ths week's 6 of the Best! First up is Last Night She Said which is released on 25th November. The Relays have recently signed a deal with 3 Bar Fire and Outpost, so expect a lot more from this four piece. There are rumours circulating about a single launch gig in Manchester on 23rd but as yet, we're waiting for more details. You can also catch the video for the new single on the front page. Catch it on the front page too. Single of the Week.



    Wasting Arrows - Bear in Mind also makes the 6 this week. This four piece from Portsmouth: Stuart Hunt - vocals and guitar, Paul Bailey - guitar and vocals, Tom Hopkins - bass and Phil Thompson - drums, have been carving a smile on the faces of all that have heard them. If you want to catch them live, they'll be at the RMA Tavern on Thursday 21st.


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    Published on 3rd November 2013 12:00 PM
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    The Franklys Weasel makes it into 6 of the best this week. Just back from a mini-tour of the US. This quartet consists of Swedes Jennifer Ahlkvist & Fanny Broberg, Zoë Biggs from England along with American Nicole Pinto. If you're looking for a slice of post-punk guitar joy with your cornflakes, The Franklys rock it a'la Elastica circa 1995. If you're in London, you can catch The Franklys live on these dates or check out their website for updates.



    Next up is the fine Marc Winstanley with Passengers. Haven't got too much information just yet but you can hear more on Soundcloud and check out his video for Hungover on the front page.


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    Published on 29th October 2013 10:16 PM
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    So what have we been up to this week then? Well lots actually. The site is a few weeks old now and starting to take some shape. Still a shedload of stuff to be getting on with though so if you have any suggestions, drop us a line or register and get involved.

    Anyway, back to the music. Spent a pleasant weekend checking out a couple of playlists from Mr Peeps Presents and The Unsigned Music Show, if you haven’t already, check them out in the new AHR Playlists section. We’ll be writing up a piece on the rise of the playlist this week and talk more about both offerings there. Both playlists are skewed towards British music. If anyone can recommend similar work from the US, we’d be interested to listen.
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    Published on 26th October 2013 09:36 AM
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    AleHouseRock Six of the Best for this week features The Unassisted with Revolution. They say they're not here to be cool, just to get you tapping your foot - and Revolution does just that. According to their website The trio Jason: Guitar and Vocals, Mark: Bass and Guitar and Chris: Drums and Triangle formed in Manchester early in 2013 and are forging ahead with what they describe as "Vintage Indie Alternative Rock". Sounds like something Smashie and Nicey would play.


    Next up is Velocets another three piece from Manchester. Adam: Vocals/Bass, Elliott: Vocals/Guitar and Dom: Drums have spent the year to date smashing up the festivals and with more gigs to come in the next month or two, they look to be setting up nicely for a major onslaught in 2014. Secrets is the tune in the AHR 6 of the Best but it could have easily been Naked. More info on their website


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    Published on 15th October 2013 11:45 AM
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    The Confidential this week is not so much about what happened last week but more about what is happening next week.

    OK but first things first. We were delighted to review the new Fratellis album We Need Medicine which hit music stands UK and Stateside at the start of the week. If you’re hunting for a bit of post nineties indie fundom, check it out. We hear they’ll be kicking off a tour in the US at the end of the month too.

    What else? Oh! We found The Franklys on Twitter and started rootling around on YouTube to find out what they’re all about. Let’s just say that The Franklys (we love the name too, is it taken from Mr. Shankly? – a question for Twitter there) are worth checking out. They’re also heading to the US this month.
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    Published on 7th October 2013 03:04 AM
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    Halloween Blues kicks off The Fratellis new album We Need Medicine ‘I’m gonna be the next Belafonte’ sets the tone for a beat which shares more than a passing resemblance to George Michael’s Faith! (Sorry about that, still hungover) This Old Ghost Town bursts into life with a rousing drumbeat and then… wait a minute! Sounds like Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison (or my hangover’s getting worse). She’s Not Gone Yet but She’s Leaving takes the tempo down a notch and with lines like ‘there’s a chance that she knows where the bodies are kept’ you know you’re in for a real treat of a tune.

    Seven Nights and Seven Days bursts into life with that cheery indie refrain ‘another reason not to get out of bed’ and the rousing rhythm guitar of the mid ‘90’s sound of Miles Hunt et al. A fine tune that you can see having the average festival goer on their feet with their arms in the air (that’s if you can actually get a festival ticket these days).
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    Published on 6th October 2013 12:32 PM
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    Here we are then. Live and kicking… well live anyway. It’s been a busy week getting the site set up, creating the forums and starting to populate the site with content. There’s still a long, long way to go, but so far the first week at AleHouseRock has been a blast!

    AHR is dedicated to live and recorded music, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for anything else. We’re interested in comedy, movies, T.V and whatever. We intend to cover all events and cater to all people involved or interested in the music scene. From plugging your band’s gig at the local boozer to selling your album on itunes, go ahead, the site is here for you!But enough of that. Let’s get on with what the AHR Confidential is all about. Bring you the latest news, reviews, forthcoming tours and record releases.

    It’s been an interesting week on the female front, Madonna announced she was raped in New York when she first arrived there, Sinead pleaded with Miley Cyrus not to ‘prostitute’ herself to showbiz, who promptly said she was mad – or something, well they engaged in some sort of spat. Finally, Rihanna couldn’t avoid the whole ‘female in the headlines’ shtick, causing her own wave of condemnation for going “too far” on her new video for Pour It Up. Great huh? Nah. Quickly moving on...
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