Category: Releases (Page 1 of 2)

SYLVIA – Birmingham band to release Syria charity single

Birmingham band SYLVIA are to release a single ‘Hollow Star’ in aid of Hand in Hand for Syria, a Midlands charity set up to send medical and humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.

The band members were moved to use their single to support the charity following a charity gig they played for Hand in Hand in Birmingham in August. “A very good friend of ours is from Aleppo in Syria,” explained lead singer Daniel Sweeney. “The conflict over there continues to produce atrocities every day and the people are in desperate need of medical and humanitarian aid both inside Syria and in the refugee camps in bordering countries. The gig, which four Birmingham bands and singers played at, raised well over £1000 but more help is needed, which is why we thought of a charity single.”

‘Hollow Star’ will be available to buy on iTunes from October 5. A single release night will be held at the Bull’s Head, Moseley, where copies of the band’s debut album, Rathea, will be sold with half the proceedings going to Hand in Hand for Syria. Continue reading

Templeton Pek – “30 seconds too far” January 31st 2011

UK Rock trio TEMPLETON PEK are set to release a 30 second single “Thirty Seconds Too Far” on January 31st, along with a full  music video to accompany it.

The release is an attempt to chart as the shortest song officially released ever in the UK.

The band, a credible seasoned touring act in their own right, from club tours to arena shows, feels like shaking up the system. “We really wanted to release something that makes a statement and impact in the industry. The current machine churns out and revolves around 3 minute 30 second generic songs,’ because the ‘industry’ dictates that. So we thought we’d go against the grain…” explains singer Neal Mitchell. “The whole point of the release is to show you don’t have to follow the formula, you can be free to do what you want.”

TP are gearing up for the release of their eagerly awaited second album ‘Scratches & Scars’ on February 18th (EU) & 21st (UK). Not only did they write their forthcoming release they recorded and produced it themselves.

“Basically we felt the only people who could fully represent what we’re trying to do on this album were ourselves. It was a massive learning curve and we poured in our combined experience of touring and production, to produce something that we are all massively proud of. The result is something that isn’t watered down by going through the industry ‘assembly line’ process.”

Release date for ‘Thirty Seconds Too Far’ is scheduled for January 31st 2011. The band have traded in their DIY ethic for Campaign sponsors DC Shoes and Monster Energy Drink. Along with Ibanez, Laney, and Tama Drums.


TEMPLETON PEK released their debut album ‘No Association’ to critical acclaim in 2008/2009 gathering famous fans along the way including Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) “An excellent album, razor sharp little nuggets” and media coverage from the likes of MTV2, Scuzz, Kerrang! Radio, XFM, BBC 6music, Rocksound, Big Cheese, SLAM! and Kerrang! Magazine amongst others.

The band also featured on the soundtrack to the million selling console game Colin McCrae: The Dirt 2, and a track was used in a campaign with drinks giant Coca-Cola promoting legal downloading.

‘Barriers’ a punchy and melodic yet visceral song is the first single from the new album, and gives a taste of what to expect from the band’s sophomore release. It is available as a FREE download from

Brand new album ‘Scratches & Scars’ is scheduled to be released on February 18th 2011. | |

Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me”

Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me” is just the start of her intrepid new musical adventure into the earthy realms of Americana/New Country/Folk-Rock/Pop. This song was previously covered by the likes of Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline.

Perhaps better known up until now, as ‘ViX’ the lead singer/songwriter of all-girl band “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”

ViX toured the UK and Emirates supporting the likes of Paul Weller, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Wailers, The Christians etc with her all-girl band “ViX n The Kix”.

This talented professional also toured the UK and Japan with The Wildhearts’ frontman’s supergroup “Ginger and the Sonic Circus”.

Listening to how Victoria’s voice and songwriting has matured, it seems this well-seasoned traveller has finally come home.

Influences/Sounds kinda like:
Rumer, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum, Crowded House, Imelda May, Laura Cantrell, Chris Isaak, Taylor Swift, Elvis, KT Tunstall, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and The Band.

“u belong 2 me” debut single out now on Gotham Records
Text to buy £1: Simply text belong to 60444 or download from iTunes 99p.
Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me”
Facebook & Twitter: Victoria Perks / ViX VoX

FUZZBOX – Eighties pop punk band ‘We’ve Got A Fuzzbox & We’re Gonna Use It’ are making a return in 2010

You may want to know that it’s Official – FUZZBOX are back. The Eighties pop punk band ‘We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It’ are making a welcome return in 2010 with the announcement of a UK Tour.

The reunion will see the band take to the stage with their infamous fuzzbox sound, which dominated the charts in the 80s. Hits like ‘Pink Sunshine’, ‘International Rescue’, ‘XX Sex’ and ‘Rules and Regulations’ will feature in what is to be the band’s first European Tour in 20 years.

May 2010 Dates
13    Southampton        Joiners Arms
14    Bristol             Fleece n’ Firkin
15    Manchester         Roadhouse
16    Glasgow         King Tuts
17    York             The Duchess
18     Norwich         Norwich Arts Centre
19     Nottingham         The Social
20     Oxford         Oxford Academy
22     Birmingham         Birmingham Academy
23     Colchester         Colchester Arts Centre
24     Brighton         Audio
25     London         Islington Academy

Fuzzbox will be releasing a new single on Gotham Records, as well as working on a new album. For all enquiries, please contact Barry Tomes: barry at  or +44 (0)7966 174 319

Yes! They’re back! ?And the fabulous “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!” have specially selected all of YOU to attend their secret exclusive tour launch-party. ?Expect an evening of FUZZTASTIC entertainment…?Prepare yourselves for a taste of tour – See an exclusive live performance. ?Be entertained with much FUZZ and NONSENSE including a splendifierous 80’s disco with DJ Declan.? Be rewarded with a prize for the best 80’s fancy dress.

Tuesday 4th May Starts 7.30pm? DON’T BE LATE!

The Asylum?38-43 Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3LS

All enquiries to Barry at BTMG 07966174319? barry at

Fuzzbox Pop Muzik Cd front

Fuzzbox print copy

Unreleased KLF track on M25 DVD sampler

This just in to The Music Network from our good friends….. As many of you will recall a cache of lost and forgotten material was rediscovered during Jimmy’s house move early last year.

Some of the tracks were liberated by The Junior Insurgent Transmitter Ensemble for the soundtrack to the 2009 M25 Spin.

We have produced a single track DVD sampler and will be giving it away to all the “spinners” joining us this year.

The track featured is a unique version of the Pure Trance classic What Time Is Love and was recorded and performed by The KLF at the very first Helter Skelter illegal rave held on the 30th September 1989.

We will be meeting up at Thurrock Service Station just off the M25 at 11am on Saturday 20th March 2010 and will be on the London Orbital Motorway until 1pm on Sunday 21st March.

Every two laps we stop for fuel and pick up passengers / collaborators at Clacket Lane Services (clockwise side).

If you are unable to come along to this years Spin but would like to buy a copy of the DVD Sampler it is available at:

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Love Peace & Happiness

Tim & Gimpo

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