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The Orwells

The Orwells have quickly recovered from any remaining bruises after that fight and will be playing a whole host of shows next month.  The full list can be found at their website.  They’ve also announced a pre-BottleRock gig at the Rickshaw Stop for May 26th, the day before they take the stage at the festival in California.  Get tickets for that here.

Mystery Skulls

Mystery Skulls unveiled a new video for his track ‘Freaking Out’.  Directed by Ben Mangum and animated by Ben and his team, the video is a fantastically surreal take on the track from Luis which makes you wish the two could combine for a whole series. Watch it below.

Ian Moore

If you haven’t been lucky enough to have caught Ian at one of his many gigs across the US in recent months, he has kindly uploaded a series of live performance videos to his youtube channels for your viewing pleasure.  If that gets your appetite for some live rock music going, check out Ian’s live dates for the next few weeks here.

Normanton Street

Normanton Street brought the house down at Patterns in Brighton on Friday at the first of three release parties for new EP, Life’s Real.  The next two will be in Manchester and London respectively, with a few tickets still remaining for each.  They can be bought here.  Meanwhile, check out the EP’s incredible artwork below, courtesy of Req.  Last week we mentioned that they also made an appearance on Juice 107.2 with Frankie Stew.  Some clips of that can now be found here!