Emo. Originally shorthand for emotional hardcore and practised by melodic hardcore bands like Youth of Today, Rites of Spring et al, by the beginning of the twenty first century, anything labelled emo couldn’t be further away from those origins. There was a spell in the mid 90s where alternative rock bands with a slight indie leaning were also labelled emo (the best of which were the much missed Sense Field and the short-lived Shift) and they were great, but beyond that, emo just became a lazy tag for “whining sub-goth naval gazing with floppy fringe”. Surely, somewhere in the US, Brendan Canty wonders what the hell happened?
With thanks a hard touring schedule, Oxfordshire based quintet I Cried Wolf found themselves constantly sharpening up their skills until their core sound became incredibly tight. Released just three years after forming, their 2015 release ‘Hollow Heart’ showcases five brilliantly uncompromising works, brimming with alt-metal and post-hardcore attitude, mixed in a way that it sounds absolutely fearsome no matter what the volume.
Manchester-based post hardcore band Lost Atlanta have a new single ‘Into The Grey’ coming out on December 8th. The track features a guest guitar solo from Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson. According to the band, they are “currently writing a bunch of new songs [and] ready to hit the studio in the new year, to record a brand new EP.”
They also “plan to start branching out and playing new places around the UK“.
US punk/post-hardcore outfit Four Year Strong have confirmed a run of live dates for January 2015, set to see the band trekking across the US and Canada. Support at all gigs is supplied by US punkers Comeback Kid. Venues and cities are detailed below.
There are currently no plans to bring the tour to Europe.
Post-hardcore band Senses Fail are set to take to the road this coming spring, playing a run of dates across the US.
All confirmed dates can be seen below. The dates coincide with the band’s new album ‘Renacer’, due for release in March 2013.
April 3, 2013 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
April 4, 2013 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
April 5, 2013 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
April 6, 2013 Norfolk, VA Norva
April 7, 2013 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
April 9, 2013 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
April 10, 2013 Orlando, FL The Social
April 12, 2013 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio
April 13, 2013 Dallas, TX The Door
April 14, 2013 Austin, TX Mohawk
April 16, 2013 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
April 17, 2013 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
April 18, 2013 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
April 19, 2013 San Diego, CA Soma
April 20, 2013 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
April 21, 2013 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza Pub
April 23, 2013 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
April 24, 2013 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
April 25, 2013 Seattle, WA El Corazon
April 27, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
April 28, 2013 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
April 30, 2013 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
May 1, 2013 Newport, KY Thompson House
May 2, 2013 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
May 3, 2013 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
May 4, 2013 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
May 5, 2013 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
May 7, 2013 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 8, 2013 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
May 9, 2013 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
May 10, 2013 Cambridge, MA Middle East
May 11, 2013 New Jersey TBD