July / August / September / October 2017
I hope you’re well and you’ve had a great quarter. Here at Domino PR this is our busiest time of year for us and this year it seems to have got even busier, yes that is possible!
Over the past few months we’ve been in campaign with numerous clients releasing new EP/album and singles and we’d like to thank you again for always opening my emails and showing an interest to what my clients are doing. Not only that festival season really kicked off with a bang this year and we’re were so lucky with the weather actually holding out for us!
I appeared at UK Tech Metal Fest in July for the third year in a row to do a PR workshop, and this year Domino PR was the only PR company on the bill, which was awesome! Big shout out to the Tech Fest team for inviting us back every year, we really appreciate it. In October I headed to Newport to speak on a panel for Lottery Funded Big Music Project Xpose to chat to young people in the area about a career in the creative industries. I’m happy to say both appearances were a great success!
For my radio show on Phonic FM I headed to Bristol for the first ever Fat Lip Festival and Newquay’s prestigious Boardmasters Festival for the eight year in a row, both were an absolute blast!
Below is a brief description of the results I’ve had in campaigns from July until October 2017. I hope you have a great next quarter and I look forward to sharing with you more coverage over the next few months.
Bristol based alternative rock quartet WHITE NOISE RADIO released their new EP ‘Cosmos’ in July 2017.The band revealed both the single stream and music video to be taken from the EP with Punktastic and the EP streamed exclusively with VENTS magazine.
Derby born metal outfit THE CARTOGRAPHER released their new single ‘Vultures’ in July 2017. ‘Vultures’ was the final single to be taken from the bands EP ‘Human Error’ that was released in 2016. The band were featured on the Metal Hammer website choosing their favourite After The Burial tracks and released their video for the single with Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
SERENITY CAME CALLING
Scottish post-hardcore quintet SERENITY CAME CALLING released their new video for single release ‘Tenebris’ with Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The single was play-listed on Total Rock and Phoenix FM, as well as receiving countless amounts of radio airplay regionally on different stations around the country.
ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS
ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS returned in August with their stunning new single ‘End Of Our Days’. This single received it’s debut airplay with Ollie Winiberg on his BBC Introducing Show on BBC Radio Essex and the video for the single release premiered online with MOSH – Hit The Floor Magazine.
Singer songwriter CHRIS BLACKWOOD released his debut self-titled album in August 2017. Single release ‘The Quiet Elude’ achieved airplay on Charlie Ashcroft’s Audition Show on Amazing Radio and the video premiered with Hit The Floor Magazine. After the campaign BLACKWOOD went on to headline a festival in Manchester and played to a sold out crowd at his album release show.
Louis George Foulkes, known professionally as ‘Lou’, a British singer songwriter from Greater Manchester released his new single ‘Falling Asleep’ in August 2017 via The Sad Collective. In Christmas 2016 FOULKES was invited to make an appearance on one of the UK’s favourite soaps, Emmerdale, as a busker and ‘Falling Asleep’ went on to be aired all over the country on various regional radio stations, including FAB in Manchester, Total Rock Radio and WCRFM in Wiltshire.
Surrey born pop punk quartet SHADED released new EP ‘The Better Man In Me’ in September 2017. Single release ‘Better With You’, taken from the release, was streamed exclusively with Punktastic, who then went on to stream the full EP before its release. The video for the single premiered with UPSET magazine and was then aired on regional radio stations FAB, Riviera FM and more.
Norwich born rock quartet PREY DRIVE hit the road in September both in the UK and Europe. Single release ‘More Than Magic’, taken from their EP ‘Tabula Rasa’, was greeted with praise from the likes of Alex Baker who played the single on his Fresh Blood Show on Kerrang Radio for three consecutive weeks.
YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY
Technical post hardcore quintet YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY released their mini album ‘Anonymity’ in October 2017. Single release ‘Grace & Focus’ was Alex Baker‘s featured track of the week on his Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood Show and he went on to play the track for four consecutive weeks. The mini album was streamed exclusively with The Monolith ahead of its release and the video for ‘Grace & Focus’ premiered with Punktastic.
KILL THE IDEAL
Alternative rock trio KILL THE IDEAL returned in September 2017 with new single release ‘Dangerous!’. The single premiered on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood Show and was the first single to be taken from the bands new self-titled EP release. Both BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio supported the single and Alex Baker played the single for three weeks in a row.
In your face indie alternative quartet MASSMATIKS released their incredible new single ‘One Foot In This Club’ in October 2017. The single achieved constant support from Elise Cobain on her Amazing Radio Show, BBC Introducing and idobi radio, who premiered the single on their station in the USA. They went on to premiere the release of the video for the single too.
Cambridge born singer songwriter TOM LUMLEY returned with stunning new single release ‘Just Like The Light’ in October 2017. The artist returned to the road with his full band this Autumn in support of his new material. The single was championed by BBC Introducing and the video for the single premiered with Hit The Floor Magazine.
Welsh alternative rock quintet CALLING APOLLO new single ‘Light The Way’ in October 2017. This was the final single to be taken from the bands EP ‘The Great Depression: Act 1’, that was released in 2016 via Signal & The Noise Records. The video for the single was shot on tour and it premiered with idobi radio. The single was aired on BBC Wales, as well as regional radio stations like FAB in Manchester and Chorley FM in South Lancashire.
Glasgow born post hardcore/metalcore outfit TENEMENTS released single ‘Standing On The Backs Of Angels’ on Flare and Flame Records in October 2017. ‘Standing On The Backs Of Angels’ is a message for everyone who has experienced some form of toxicity, whether it be from a friendship, relationship or belief. The single steamed exclusively with Punktastic and went on to be supported by Jim Gellatly on his Amazing Radio Show.
UK TECH METAL FEST 2017
For the third consecutive I was asked to do a PR workshop for the attendees of this year’s UK Tech Metal Festival in Newark. As every year prior, there was a good turn out of people eager to find out more about the other side of the music industry and what they could do to help promote their band.
Lottery Funded Big Music Project Xpose
In October I was asked to join a panel of industry professionals to speak to young people in Newport about looking for a career in the music industry. She was joined by an employee of PRS, an owner of a local music venue, a local booking agent and band manager. The Big Music Project Xpose is funded by the National Lottery and a great variety of young people attended the talks over the weekend, eager to have a taste of what working in the music business would be like.
FAT LIP FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL AND BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL IN NEWQUAY
In July I headed to Bristol for the first ever Fat Lip Festival for my radio show on Phonic FM. Highlights of the day were seeing Continents back at it, old Domino PR clients DEAD!, as well as Feed The Rhino, Young Guns and more.
In August I headed to Boardmasters Festival in Newquay for my show and watched incredible performances by Lower Than Atlantis, Lethal Bizzle, festival headliner Jamiroquai and more.
To listen back to all my previous shows click this link below:
If you’d like to receive the following bands latest singles for airplay or if you’d like a press pack of their recent EP/album releases that I’m working with, please get in touch now: email@example.com
CONTINENTS – Preacher (Single) – OUT NOW
HEY GIGANTIC – Passenger (Single) – Impact 15th December 2017
HYPOPHORA – Headlines (Single) – OUT NOW
KILL THE IDEAL – Crazy (Single) – Impact 1st December 2017
LIGHTSCAPE – Circles (EP) – Release Date: 1st December 2017
MASSMATIKS – Help Me (Single) – OUT NOW
MISCREANT – Let Tomorrow Die (Single) – Impact 1st December 2017
SILENT DESCENT – Turn To Grey (Album) – Release Date: 30th November 2017
March / April / May / June 2017
I hope you’re all well and enjoying the weather. Yet again it looks like this quarter was even busier for us here at Domino PR, with single and EP/album releases galore over the past few months.
I’d like to thank you all again for being so great with covering everything I send over, you are the reason why my clients are doing so well and building their fanbases everyday. As we gear up for this year’s festival season, naturally everyone is announcing tours and new material.
If you missed any of the below campaign and would like to write something about the bands or artists then don’t panic, it’s never too late! Contact me direct on: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
This year I was lucky enough to head to Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield to cover it for my show on Phonic FM, below are some photos from my day there along with all the coverage I’ve managed to achieve for my clients at Domino PR from March 2017 up until the end of June 2017.
I hope you have a great next quarter and I look forward to sharing with you more coverage over the next few months.
Singer-songwriter TOM LUMLEY released his debut EP ‘Dream City’ in April 2017 and was greeted with a fantastic reception. He sold out shows on his debut tour of the UK and achieved reviews of the EP in the Hunts Post and Powerplay magazine. Not only that he gained coverage with Punktastic, Alt Corner and more online publications and his single ‘Dream City’ achieved support on regional radio throughout the country, as well as BBC Introducing.
Italian alternative metal quartet ANEWRAGE released their second studio album ‘Life-Related Symptoms’ in April 2017 on Scarlet Records. The album was reviewed in Powerplay magazine and was supported by Already Heard, Alt Corner and more. Single release ‘Upside Down’ was play-listed on Total Rock Radio, as well as getting spot plays on numerous regional radio stations.
Suffolk born alternative rockers IN MY DISGUISE self-released their debut EP ‘Achromatic’ in May 2017. The EP was reviewed by Powerplay magazine, as well as being featured on Alt Corner, Already Heard, Punktastic and more. Single release ‘Hour Glass’ had airplay across the board on regional radio, inclusing being Track Of The Week on Radio Woking.
Northern alternative rockers THE FIRELIGHT OPERA made us feel ‘Alive’ with their new single release. The single was taken from the bands album ‘Communication Breakdown’, that was self-released in May 2017. The single achieved airplay on a ton of regional radio stations as well as support from BBC Introducing. The video for the single premiered with Punktastic and was supported by Agony, VENTS and more!
Melodic rock quintet AVAGRACE revealed details of their single ‘MisGuided’ in May 2017. The single was aired up and down the country on regional radio, as well as achieving a spot play on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood Show.
Fuzzed up grunge rock trio, CREATURE, released new single ‘Bored’ in June 2017. The video for the single premiered with Punktastic after it was spun on BBC Radio Newcastle on their Introducing Show, Charlie Ashcroft’s Audition Show on Amazing Radio and Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Show on Kerrang Radio. The single made it to Will Bests’ BRIT 40 Chart Show on British Airways Radio.
Alternative rockers CITY OF ASHES revealed their stunning new video for single release ‘Save Me’ in June 2017. The single is taken from their sophomore studio album ‘Rise’ that was released back in 2016. The video premiered on New Noise magazine and the single was played on various different regional radio stations, as well as a spot play on Amazing Radio.
“This is a newcomer that brims with confidence” – CLASH
“Tom Lumley is a fantastic Cambridge based singer/songwriter, he’s a real talent from these parts” – Tom Simkins – BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire
Still hot from his shows with The Sherlocks and The Hunna in May, Cambridge born singer-songwriter TOM LUMLEY revealed his brand new video for single ‘Running From Our Lives’. The single is the second single to be taken from his debut EP ‘Dream City’ and the video was unveiled with CLASH magazine. The single was also played on Amazing Radio as well as BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL
I was lucky enough to attend Slam Dunk Festival South this year in Hatfield for my show on Phonic FM. I spoke to a few bands about what they had going on at the moment, including Decade, Vukovi and Too Close To Touch. The day was incredible with highlights from Enter Shikari who played their ‘Take Me To The Skies’ album in full for it’s anniversary, as well as Don Broco, I Prevail, Counterfeit, Vukovi and The Gospel Youth.
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If you’d like to receive the following bands latest singles for airplay or if you’d like a press pack of their recent EP/album releases, please get in touch now: email@example.com
WHITE NOISE RADIO – Cosmos (EP) – Released 1st July 2017
THE CARTOGRAPHER – Vultures (Single) – Impact 28th July 2017
SERENITY CAME CALLING – Tenebris (Single) – Impact 4th August 2017
ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS – End Of Our Days (Single) – Impact 4th August 2017
CHRIS BLACKWOOD – Self-Titled (Album) – Released 11th August 2017
LOU FOULKES – Falling Asleep (Single) – Impact 18th August 2017
SHADED – The Better Man In Me (EP) – Released 1st September 2017
PREY DRIVE – More Than Magic (Single) – Impact 22nd September 2017
YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY – Anonymity (Mini Album) – Released 2nd October 2017
KILL THE IDEAL – Dangerous! (Single) – Impact 6th October 2017
MASSMATIKS – One Foot In This Club (Single) – Impact 6th October 2017
TOM LUMLEY – Just Like The Light (Single) – Impact 13th October 2017
CALLING APOLLO – Light The Way (Single) – Impact Date 13th October 2017
TENEMENTS – Standing On The Backs Of Angels (Single) – Impact 20th October 2017
November / December 2016 // January / February 2017
After a hectic summer it was nice to be able to sit at home in the warm all over winter knuckling down working with all our amazingly talented clients in the next quarter. Not only that, I have been lucky enough to be offered a place on Riviera FM for a new radio show. I’ve also been doing guest appearances and DJ slots in and around Devon for club nights and private functions. For bookings feel free to email me direct, I’d love to hear from you!
I’d like to thank you all again for your dedication in covering all the clients on my roster, because of you these campaigns are a great success and they get the limelight they deserve. Below is a summary of the coverage achieved for the clients in campaign throughout November 2016 – February 2017.
I look forward to working with you all again in 2017 and if you missed anything then feel free to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Punk quintet COPE released their debut EP ‘Challenge Oppression // Pursue Equality’ in November 2016. The band were featured in the local regional newspaper The Herald Express and their single release ‘Seasons Ending’ was supported by BBC Introducing in Devon and Kerrang Radio. The video for the single was aired on the My Channel HD, Soundnet and the VidZone platforms.
Progressive metal six-piece HIEROGLYPH released their debut album ‘Ouroboros’ in November 2016. The album was reviewed in both the Terrorizer and Powerplay printed magazines and single release ‘Starlight (The High Priestess)’ was aired on Kerrang Radio, BBC Radio Yorkshire and numerous regional radio stations up and down the country. The video release premiered with Terrorizer magazine with the album stream premiering with Louder Than War.
Italian rockers CELEB CAR CRASH released their new album ‘People Are The Best Show’ on 1981 Records in November 2016. The video for single release ‘Enemy’s Desire’ premiered with Tattoo.com and the album streamed with Punktastic ahead of its release.
Manchester born alt-rockers TIRADE released their self-titled EP in November 2016. The band were featured in Rock Sound magazine’s RADAR section and the EP was reviewed in the Fireworks and Powerplay printed magazines. Single release ‘We’re Having Fun’ was featured in Kerrang TV’s and Rock Sound magazine’s Spotify playlists, with the video premiering with UPSET magazine. Both single releases from the EP were played by Kerrang Radio and Amazing Radio.
Somerset rockers APHERIUM released their next single to be taken from the debut EP in early December 2016. The band achieved a feature in Mammoth Magazine and the video release premiered with UPSET magazine.
ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS
Essex based alternative rock outfit ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS released their debut single ‘Just To Make You Happy’ in January this year. The single achieved countless amounts of radio airplay including spot plays on Kerrang Radio. The video for the single release premiered with Punktastic and the bands debut show in Newcastle sold out.
Welsh melodic rock quintet CALLING APOLLO released their next single to be taken from the latest EP in January this year. ‘The Wars’ was supported by BBC Radio Wales and Kerrang Radio and the video for the single release premiered with UPSET magazine.
Grunge rock outfit NIGHTLIFE released their stunning debut album ‘Salt & Acid’ in February this year. The album was reviewed in Powerplay magazine and streamed with Punktastic ahead of its release. The video for album title track ‘Salt & Acid’ was supported on various regional radio stations and the video premiered with MOSH – Hit The Floor Magazine, as well as airing on the VidZone app platform.
Soon we will be relocating to the Torbay area for personal reasons so we have been offered a slot on Riviera FM. My show concentrates on the unsigned and underground acts in the UK and beyond and if you’re a band or an artist and you’d like to be played and featured on my show then please do get in touch with me: email@example.com
To listen back to all my previous shows on Riviera FM and Phonic FM click this link:
If you’d like to receive the following bands latest singles for airplay/review or if you’d like a press pack of their recent EP/album release get in touch now: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANEWRAGE – Life-Related Symptoms (Album) – Out Now
IN MY DISGUISE – Achromatic (EP) – Released: 19/05/17
ORDER OF VOICES – Constancy (Album) – Out Now
THE FIRELIGHT OPERA – Alive (Single)
TOM LUMLEY – Dream City (EP)
July / August / September / October
I’ve had one hell of a summer here at Domino PR, one I’m definitely not going to forget in a hurry. In this quarter I was invited to this year’s UK Tech Metal Festival do conduct a marketing and PR talk for the festival attendees and talk about all things Domino PR.
Not only that, my show on Phonic FM is going from strength to strength and this quarter I covered my first festivals for the show. I headed to Newquay in Cornwall for this year’s Boardmasters Festival and I got on a plane to Germany to cover Euroblast Festival in Cologne.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible unsigned bands in the past few months and I’d just like to thank you again for your continued support of Domino PR clients day in and day out. Below is a summary of the coverage achieved for the clients in campaign throughout July – October in 2016.
I look forward to working with you all again over the next few months, continuing into the New Year.
Just after their performance at this year’s UK Tech Metal Fest in July 2016, Birmingham based progressive metal quintet TERRAFORM released their new EP ‘Adrift’.
‘Adrift’ was reviewed in the July issue of Powerplay magazine and ahead of its release it was streamed exclusively with Terrorizer. Single release ‘Atonement’, taken from the EP, was aired on BBC Radio Birmingham, as well as Aaron Phillips’ Rock Show on Amazing Radio.
“WAC have created a boundlessly pulsating EP that turns an unexpected corner at any given moment, and is an alternate math victory.” – UPSET
Nottingham math rock trio WE ARE CARNIVORES released their incredible new EP ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ on the 22nd July 2016, just after their main stage slot at this year’s UK Tech Metal Fest.
The band’s two singles taken from the EP, including title track ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ and ‘You Can’t Argue With Sharks’, were championed by Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker on his Fresh Blood Show, as well as achieving spot plays on BBC Radio Nottingham and Amazing Radio.
“They are a breath of fresh air and will be smashing larger venues in no time!” – Powerplay
“There’s much here that grabs you from the off and refuses to let go.” – Fireworks
Melodic rock quintet CALLING APOLLO released their new EP ‘The Great Depression: Act 1’ in August 2016 via Signal & The Noise Records. The EP received top notch reviews across the board and streamed exclusively with UPSET magazine just ahead of its release.
Not only that, Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker and BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton championed the band’s new single ‘Obelisk’ just after they headed out on a run of dates with Rory Indiana.
“This is absolutely f***ing incredible!! Wow wow wow!!” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
A week after their incredible performance at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Essex born post hardcore quintet FAR FROM HISTORY released their debut EP ‘Gallows Hill’.
Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker added both of the band’s new singles, ‘Shockwave Asylum’ and ‘A Negative’ to his Fresh Blood Show playlist as soon as he heard them and not only that, Scuzz TV added the video for ‘Shockwave Asylum’ to their Scuzz Underground playlist.
Norwich based alternative rock quintet LIGHTSCAPE released their debut EP ‘For Present, For Past’ on the 2nd September 2016 and received great reviews across the board online.
The video for their debut single taken from the EP titled ‘Running’ premiered with Punktastic and the single was then aired on BBC Radio Norfolk, as well as on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood Show for three consecutive weeks.
We were honoured to work with CITY OF ASHES and ‘The Sometimes Project’ this October. The project was set up to help fans with their battles with depression, making a safe place online for them to talk about their personal struggles. The project touched hundreds of people, gaining funding by the National Lottery for the production of their new video, as well as obtaining sponsorship and support from Barclays, The London Eye and The Samaritans.
The band released a short film exclusively with Louder Than War and raised over £2200 for The Samaritans.
This October we introduced Welsh ambient rock quartet AMÉRE and with their debut single ‘Young Love’. The video premiered with Punktastic and also appeared on VidZone app via your Playstation consoles.
The single was championed by Adam Walton on his BBC Introducing Show on BBC Radio Wales, as well as Alex Baker from Kerrang Radio giving the single a few spins on his Fresh Blood Show.
This year I was honoured to be invited back UK Tech Metal Fest at Newark Showgroundto head a PR talk. I gave a 10/15 minute presentation explaining my job and what I can offer unsigned bands in regards to promotion in the music industry. I then answered questions from the audience and run press coverage for my acts playing at this year’s festival, including slots from Sworn Amongst, We Are Carnivores and Terraform.
THE STEPH KNIGHT SHOW
My show on Phonic FM is just going through strength to strength and I couldn’t be happier. I was lucky enough to cover both Boardmasters and Euroblast Festival’s over the last quarter, chatting to incredible artists/bands such as the Kaiser Chiefs, SIGMA, Foxes and Dead Letter Circus.
To listen back to all my previous shows you can visit my website here: http://www.thestephknightshow.com
If you’d like to receive the following bands latest singles for airplay/review or if you’d like a press pack of their recent EP/album release get in touch now: email@example.com
Apherium – Resolve (Single) – Out Now
Celeb Car Crash – People Are The Best Show (Album) – Out Now
COPE – Challenge Oppresion // Pursue Equality (EP) – Out Now
Hieroglyph – Ouroboros (Album) – Out Now
NIGHTLIFE – Salt & Acid (Album) – Released 24th February 2016
TIRADE – Self Titled EP – Out Now
More to be announced in the next few weeks..
March / April / May / June 2016
Our first full quarter of 2016 has been more than successful here at Domino PR; we landed our first festival for the books and not only that, the company was been backed by BBC Radio 1’s Academy. This quarter also saw one off my bucket list, when I was asked to be in Metal Hammer magazine’s Firing Range section and I also headed a workshop at Exeter’s Academy Of Music and Sound University.
I’d just like to thank you all again for your continued support of our clients, without you our campaigns would not be as successful as they have been. If you missed any of the below campaigns and would like to arrange coverage in your magazine, on your website or on your radio show please let me know.
I look forward to working with you all in the coming months,
“These guys are getting better and better with every single” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
Hitting us again with another killer single release was melodic metal quintet FOREVER NEVER, who released ‘Living A Lie’ back in March 2016.
The single was Single Of The Week on Kate Lawler’s and Jake Thomson’s Kerrang Radio Show, and was also play-listed by Loz Guest, Johnny Doom and Alex Baker, meaning the single moved into the station’s B list. The video for the single premiered with the guys at UPSET.
“Rousing, beautiful and just huge.” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
Welsh melodic rock quintet CALLING APOLLO released the first single to be taken from their forthcoming EP ‘The Great Depression: Act 1’ back in March 2016. Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker championed ‘Clone City’ on his Fresh Blood Show and the video was premiered on Scuzz TV.
CITY OF ASHES
“This is what I’m talking about, music that just HAS to be played” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
Lead single release ‘Battles Of My Youth’ was aired on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Show, with the video for the single premiering with Ticketmaster, accumulating over 20,000 views on YouTube. The album achieved reviews in Fireworks, Powerplay and Mammoth printed magazines, as well as an impressive amount of online reviews, interviews and features.
Emerging from Barcelona, Spain, LANCASTER announced their return with incredible new single ‘Dig Me Up’. The single was aired on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Show for three consecutive weeks and the video premiered online with Ticketmaster.
SET FOR THE SKY
We announced the addition of another great European band to the Domino PR roster at the beginning of the year, Cape Town’s SET FOR THE SKY. We launched them into the limelight in the UK with single release ‘Left Behind’, which aired on Aaron Phillips’ Amazing Radio Rock Show. The video for the single premiered with New Noise magazine, as well as airing on the VidZone app via your Playstation consoles.
London based pop rock quartet AMARYLLIS announced their return earlier this year with debut album release ‘Nova Initium’. Lead single release ‘Thorn’ was aired on Aaron Phillips’ Amazing Radio Show, as well as an array of regional radio stations across the country. The video for the single premiered with Ourzone magazine, and the album streamed with Ticketmaster ahead of its release.
Scottish melodic rockers DAYDREAM FRENZY released their stunning new EP ‘Ocean Air’ on the 27th May 2016.
Lead single release ‘Shout’ aired on Pete Bailey’s Team Rock Radio show, Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Show on Kerrang Radio and Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio Show, with the video for the single release premiering with UPSET magazine.
FACE THE OCEAN
Newcastle born rockers FACE THE OCEAN’s new sound pushed them straight into the limelight in May 2016. New single release ‘Chase The Sun’ was aired on Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Show, with the video for the single premiering on Scuzz TV.
The band achieved a full page spread in Newcastle’s Chronicle newspaper, as well as top-notch reviews and features across the board online.
London based rock group PH-ARM released their new single ‘Faster’, taken from their forthcoming EP ‘152’, on the 20th May 2016. The video premiered with Scuzz TV and has accumulated over 10,000 views on YouTube since its release. The single was also championed by Ollie Winiberg on BBC Radio Essex as part of his BBC Introducing show.
Northern metal quintet SWORN AMONGT released their new album ‘Under A Titan Sky’ in May 2016. The album achieved reviews in Metal Hammer and Terrorizer magazines, with the album being streamed in full with Terrorizer just after its release.
Album title track ‘Under A Titan Sky’ reached Total Rock’s B-list on their play-list, as well as airplay on BBC Humberside as part of their BBC Introducing show.
Reading metal quintet SCHEMATA THEORY announced their return in June 2016 with a fresh new line up and euphoric new EP ‘Networks’.
Lead single release ‘Horror Show’ was aired on BBC Berkshire as part of their BBC Introducing show and featured in Total Rock’s A list play-list for 6 consecutive weeks, with the video premiering with Metal Underground.
The band was featured in Metal Hammer’s printed magazine, as well as the EP getting great reviews in the June issues of both Powerplay and VOXX printed editions.
2016 saw Domino PR welcome the South West’s biggest one day festival to it’s books, Newton Abbot’s very own LEMONFEST.
LEMONFEST is a one-day music festival taking place in the heart of Devon at Newton Abbot’s Racecourse every summer, with live music and DJ’s across six stages. Now moving into their seventh year, LEMONFEST has established itself as South Devon’s premier live music event.
This year’s festival was held on the 4th June and was their best year yet! Headliners consisted of the festivals first international act THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND as well as the likes of BEARDYMAN, ALABAMA 3, KIKO BUN and THE COMPUTERS.
The festival had its own Snapchat filter this year for the day and achieved impressive regional coverage from the likes of, the Herald Express, the Express and Echo, the Mid Devon Advertiser, the Plymouth Herald, the Dawlish and Teignmouth Post and One Magazine; not only that, the festival was featured on the See Tickets blog.
Festival directors Matt Freemantle and Luke Turpin earned themselves a table at BBC Radio 1’s Academy event, teaching 16-19 year olds how to run a festival and get yourself a job in the music industry.
We were very honoured to be asked to take part in an array of events for BBC Radio 1’s Academy ahead of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter.
As part of Phonic FM’s BBC Radio 1’s Academy specials, I was asked to anchor a special show which included guests such as Radio 1’s mid morning host Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge producer Julie Shepherd and many more. This took part at Exeter Phoenix and although the show was over 4 hours in length, it was so much fun!
Not only that, I was asked by the BBC to join a panel of music industry professionals to speak to 16-19 year olds all about Domino PR and how I started in the music industry. Some great local music industry professionals, as well as one of BBC Radio 1’s editors, joined me on a panel and it was a really insightful experience.
I just want to thank everyone at the BBC again for the invite, it truly was one of the most memorable weeks I’ve ever had!
METAL HAMMER FIRING RANGE
This quarter saw us join an array of music industry professionals in Metal Hammer magazines Firing Range section. One off the bucket list for sure!
EXETER ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND SOUND UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP
I was delighted to be ask by Exeter’s Academy Of Music and Sound’s University to run a workshop to help their students with their foundation degree. I gave a short presentation about Domino PR and spoke about my career in the music industry. I then answered their questions which contributed towards their foundation degree coursework. I’d just like the thank them again for the invite, I hope the workshop was insightful and answered everything their needed to know about Domino PR.
THE STEPH KNIGHT SHOW
For those of you who have been hid under a rock for the past 12 months, yes it’s already been that long; I now have my own show on Phonic FM, Exeter 106.8FM or online at www.phonic.fm
In this quarter I’ve interviewed an array of incredible acts including Simple Plan, Ghost Town, Raleigh Ritchie and Issues, to mention a few. If you missed any of those shows and would like to listen back to them head to my website here – www.thestephknightshow.com
If you’d like to receive the following bands latest singles for airplay/review or if you’d like a press pack of their recent EP release get in touch now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act 1 (EP) – Out Now
COPE – Challenge Oppresion // Pursue Equality (EP) – Released 11/11/16
Far From History – Gallows Hill (EP) – Out Now
Lightscape – For Present, For Past (EP) – Released 02/09/16
We Are Carnivores – Theodor’s A Don, Bro (EP) – Out Now
More to be announced in the next few weeks..
November / December 2015 – January / February 2016
The last few months have definitely been eventful to say the least; we’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible up and coming bands and have had some very successful campaigns. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your continued support, I can only imagine how many emails you must get daily with PR’s like myself rambling about their acts, so the fact you continue to listen to me and cover Domino PR bands is bloody awesome!
This quarterly newsletter gives me a chance to recap on what happened in the last quarter, November – December 2015 and January – February 2016; if you missed any of the below releases or are interested in the next bunch then please let me know, I’d be more then happy to sort something.
In the last quarter I announced that I had been nominated for a Venus Business Woman Award and for those of you who don’t know I was lucky enough to reach the final three. There is a bit more about that below, so thanks again for those who voted for me, it really did mean so much.
I look forward to working with you in the next quarter,
EVERYBODY LOOKS FAMOUS
“With hip-hop, dance and indie largely responsible for putting Birmingham on the map for music over the past few years, this pop rock act show something different from the city.” – Birmingham Mail
Pop rock quintet EVERYBODY LOOKS FAMOUS released their brand new single ‘Fiction’ towards the end of 2015. The single premiered on the Birmingham Mail‘s website after it saw airplay on Scuzz TV‘s #ScuzzUnderground show.
Newcastle born alternative rock trio ENTERTHELEXICON revealed their new material in late 2015 with new single release ‘Codes’, taken from their ‘Ruining Lives’ EP. Team Rock Radio’s Sophie K premiered the single on her Breaking Bands show and then shortly after the video was played on Scuzz TV.
“Bigger and better than ever before” – Johnny Doom, Kerrang! Radio
“One of the biggest grooves you’ll ever hear” – Andy Biddulph, Rock Sound
Melodic metal quintet FOREVER NEVER’s single ‘One Life’ stayed in the official Kerrang! chart for an impressive 17 consecutive weeks, peaking at number 5. The video premiered on Kerrang.com after the audio got its exclusive ‘first listen’ with the guys at Rock Sound. The single was also aired on Huw Stephen’s BBC Radio 1 Show!
Milton Keynes rockers OCASAN went out with a bang at Christmas with single release ‘Welcome To The World’. The band gave all the proceeds for the single to Save The Children and then announced their indefinite hiatus. We’d like to wish the band the best of luck with everything and thank them for choosing to work with Domino PR for the past few years.
FORTY FOUR HOURS
“They may only be Just Holding On for now, but these big tunes look certain to find a stronger foothold once they reach the wider audience they deserve.” – Kerrang
The new EP from Manchester three-piece FORTY FOUR HOURS gained top notch reviews in both the Kerrang and Powerplay magazines. The EP streamed exclusively with Punktastic ahead of its release and new video ‘Pressure and Sleep’ premiered with Already Heard.
DAY OLD HATE
Leeds anthemic alt-rockers DAY OLD HATE released lead single ‘First Light’ from their new EP in February. The single was play-listed on the Planet Rock and Total Rock Radio stations and the video saw airplay on both Scuzz TV and the VidZone app via Playstation.
“’Embrace The Fall..’ is a good introduction to Apherium who are another promising British rock act that are ready to break through.” – Powerplay Magazine
Somerset rockers APHERIUM released their new EP ‘Embrace The Fall That Brought Us Here’ last month to great feedback. The EP achieved reviews in both the Fireworks and Powerplay magazines and the video for single ‘Embrace’ was play-listed on Scuzz TV’s #ScuzzUnderground show, as well as achieving airplay in Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio show.
DEVON VENUS AWARDS
Out of over 100 hundred women nominated I was lucky enough to reach the final 3 in this year’s Heart FM’s Venus Award’s Business Mother Of The Year. Unfortunately, I didn’t win this year but nevertheless I was more then honoured to have got as far as I did.
I’d like to thank the Venus Awards for their support of Domino PR and all of you who voted for me to be a finalist.
THE STEPH KNIGHT SHOW
For those of you who don’t know I now have my own radio show on Exeter’s Phonic FM. The station celebrated its 9th year of broadcasting this quarter and I love being a part of it. I’ve interviewed some great bands for the show, including Nothing But Thieves, Cancer Bats, The Darkness and many more, along with chatting about all the latest Domino PR releases.
If you’d like to listen to the show you can, be sure to tune in every Tuesday morning from 10am – 12pm on Exeter 106.8FM or online at www.phonic.fm.
You can listen back to all my previous shows here – www.thestephknightshow.com
NEW BANDS/RELEASES ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next quarter sees another new banger of a single release from FOREVER NEVER, we welcome Welsh alternative rock quintet CALLING APOLLO who release a single from their forthcoming new EP, a second album release from new client CITY OF ASHES and we acquire our first Scottish band, DAYDREAM FRENZY, who are set to release a stunning new EP.
You can also expect new single releases from our European clients LANCASTER and SET FOR THE SKY, as well as load of new clients yet to be announced.
July/ August/ September/ October 2015
2015 is really shaping up to be such a great year for Domino PR and festival season yet again has not disappointed. It’s that time of the year when we share some of the highlights of what has been accomplished in the last quarter, from printed press reviews/features, TV and radio airplay and of course countless amounts of fantastic online coverage. I’d like to thank you all again for your continued support of the bands in the Domino PR family and if you missed any of the below releases please get in touch, I’d love for you to feature them if you’re yet too.
I now have my own radio show on Phonic FM every Tuesday morning from 10am – 12pm, so please do tune in if you get the chance. I play all the latest Domino PR releases, as well as all the best up and coming music that I can’t turn off, from top 40 anthems to local talented musicians. For more information please visit the website here – www.thestephknightshow.com
Also in this quarter I was honoured to find out I had reached the semi final of Devon Venus Awards’ Business Mother Of The Year, a fantastic achievement considering there were over 200 women nominated.
I look forward to working with you all in the coming months,
“Berkshire crew Elasea boast piercing guitars, huge choruses that the likes of Mallory Knox and Deaf Havana would be proud of” – Rock Sound
Berkshire based alternative rock quintet ELASEA released their debut EP ‘Where I Belong’ on the 3rd August 2015. The EP was reviewed in both Fireworks and Powerplay magazines, along with the band being featured in Rock Sound‘s exposure section.
Hailing from Gloucestershire, FUTURE TALK turned heads this summer when they released their stunning debut EP ‘The Path That Sadness Paved’. Lead single release ‘Sleeping Pills’ was played on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Kerrang radio show, Ian Camfield’s XFM rock show and Charlie Ashcroft’s and Aaron Phillips’ Amazing radio shows, along with the video for the single premiering on the Ticketmaster blog website.
“They have all the attributes of a rock band that can make it big in the not too distant future” – Powerplay
After making a name for themselves with BBC Introducing, Ipswich rockers FENRIR released their new EP ‘The Rise’ in September to rave reviews in both the Powerplay and Fireworks magazines.
A MOUTH FULL OF MATCHES
One of Manchester’s finest underground bands A MOUTH FULL OF MATCHES finally revealed what they have been tucked away working on with new single release ‘White Flags’. The single was aired on Sophie K’s Breaking Bands show on Team Rock Radio, with the video for the single premiered with Ticketmaster after gaining continued airplay on Scuzz TV.
This trio continue to bump out the hits and in early October they unveiled their latest single offering ‘Camden Casualty’. The video for the single was premiered with Kerrang.com and later achieved airplay on the VidZone app via the Playstation console.
October saw Domino PR team up with Italian pop punk quintet OVER who released their new single ‘The Fight’, taken from the bands debut album ‘Is This Growing Up?’. The single was supported all over the UK by regional radio stations and the video for the single premiered with Ticketmaster, as part of their ‘Ticketmaster Rising’ bands section.
SPEAKING IN SHADOWS
Nuneaton born quintet, SPEAKING IN SHADOWS released their brand new EP ‘The Anchor’ on the 19th October 2015, achieving praise from the likes of the Powerplay and Lights Go Out printed magazines. Their lead single release ‘Capsized’ was championed on Aaron Phillips’ Amazing Rock Show, with the video gaining an incredible amount of support from Scuzz TV, who later revealed the band as one of their best of 2015.
“‘Reprisal’ is another solid dose of crunching hardcore ferocity from deepest, darkest South Wales” – Metal Hammer
Welsh hardcore quintet CONTINENTS released their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Reprisal’ via Victory Records in autumn 2015. The album received praise across the board, with single release ‘Scorn’ achieving airplay on Daniel P Carter’s Radio One Rock Show.
Ambient metal quintet ORION came out from hiding in October 2015 and released their stunning new single ‘Somnium’. The incredible video for the single was premiered with PROG magazine via the Team Rock network.
August saw us head to Cornwall with Devon filthy blues duo MORIATY who played Newquay’s prestigious Boardmasters Festival. The band shared the stage with classic rock legends The Darkness after completing a morning full of press interviews.
Metal Hammer gave THE SUN EXPLODES an incredible 8/10 review in their Iron Maiden cover issue after their performance at this year’s UK Tech Metal Fest.
2015 saw us head to Europe as progressive metallers THE SUN EXPLODES played at Germany’s Euroblast Festival in October. The band chatted with got-djent.com after playing an incredible set to a packed out European crowd, not bad for their first show outside the UK!
NEW ACT ANNOUNCEMENTS
We have some exciting new releases over the next few months, which includes new singles from new band signings FOREVER NEVER and EVERYBODY LOOKS FAMOUS, as well as debut EP releases from Manchester born trio FORTY FOUR HOURS and South West newcomers APHERIUM. Not only that, alternative rockers ENTERTHELEXICON are back with an awesome new single, along with Milton Keynes pop rockers OCASAN who get in the festival spirit this Christmas. See you in February for more details!
March/ April/ May/ June 2015
What a great start to the year we have had here at Domino PR, I still cannot believe it’s now July and the festival season is upon us! Anyway, as always it’s that time of year again when we share our achievements within out last quarter and share with you some of the coverage achieved for our clients over the past few months.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for sticking by us and continuing to cover our bands day in and day out in your magazine, websites and radio shows. If you missed any of our latest releases and are still interested in covering the bands listed in this newsletter please feel free to drop me a line anytime to sort something out.
We now have our very own radio show ‘Technically, It Was Awful’ on Phonic FM every other Monday from 6-8pm and every last Saturday of the month from 2-4pm with our good friend Sonny Atticus-Styles. We talk about all things Domino PR, as well as playing all the songs we love at the moment from all genres. You can visit our website here for more information – www.itwasawful.com
I look forward to working with you all in our next quarter.
“Kudos to the guys for taking a totally spent sort of genre and breathing some life into it” – Terrorizer
Devon is not just full of your country bumpkins; it is also the home for Exeter born metallers CAMBION who released an extended edition of their EP ‘Virus’ in April 2015. Lead single release ‘Mechanics Of Extinction’ was aired on Ian Camfield’s XFM Rock Show, with the video for the single premiering on Terrorizer Magazine’s website.
Hertfordshire based alternative pop rockers CHASING CADENCE released their stunning new single ‘Dear Life’ in June 2015. The single featured on Sophie K’s Team Rock Radio Breaking Bands Show, with the video premiering on MUZU.TV. The video has clocked up over 16k views online, as well as appearing on both Scuzz and Kerrang TV play lists.
Southampton’s finest quintet DEAD! Have had a very busy few months. The band hit the road with Fort Hope in February and received rave reviews across the board from all attendees. They went on to play at this year’s Takedown and Hit The Deck Festivals and also featured in Kerrang magazines Slam Dunk Festival competition.
March 2015 saw the release of the deluxe version of progressive metallers EXIST IMMORTAL’s 2014 release ‘Darkness Of An Age’. Lyric video for ‘The Void’ premiered on Metal Temples website, racking up ok 7k views, with single release ‘Liberator’ featuring on Metal Hammers cover mount CD in their January 2015 issue.
KILL THE IDEAL
East Midlands born alternative rock quartet KILL THE IDEAL released their debut EP ‘Heritage’ in March 2015. Single release ‘Heritage’ premiered on Kerrang magazine’s website, with single featuring on a ton of regional radio shows, including a play list addition on Aaron Phillips Amazing Rock Radio Show.
Milton Keynes pop trio OCASAN released some eagerly anticipated new material in May, a sneak preview of what is expected from the band in 2015. Single release ‘KUMA’ received airplay on Kerrang and Amazing Radio and in June they played to a packed tent at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival.
THE SUN EXPLODES
“Another bout of hard-hitting progressive metal” – Metal Hammer
“Showing more ideas and vibrant dynamics in a short EP than many bands do in hour-long boring full-lengths. Get on board now” – Terrorizer
“From soaring vocal aerobatics and plangent piano lines, to crunching choruses and glassy guitar licks – The Sun Explodes jam it all in here” – Rock Sound
Prog metal quintet THE SUN EXPLODES released their stunning new EP ‘The Calm, The Storm’ in May 2015. They received praise across the board from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Rock Sound and more, as well as achieving their first airplay on Johnny Doom’s Kerrang Radio Show for their single ‘The Unnatural’. The EP was streamed in full on the Metal Hammer website and make sure you can catch the band at this year’s UK Tech Metal Fest in July and Germany’s Euroblast Festival this October.
TAKEDOWN FESTIVAL – DEAD & SEETHING AKIRA
We had two great bands play sets at this year’s Takedown Festival, a favourite now for many avid rock fans. Both DEAD! and SEETHING AKIRA played killer sets after smashing an afternoon of press.
CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL
This year’s Camden Rock Festival featured sets from London based alt rock quintet AMARYLLIS and one of Newcastle’s finest up and coming rock trio EnterTheLexicon.
NEW ACT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Over the next few months we have a ton of new releases in the pipeline from clients present and new. You can expect stunning new EP’s from Surrey pop rockers ELASEA, Gloucester melodic rock quartet FUTURE TALK and Suffolk born alternative rock quintet FENRIR.
November/December 2014 – January/February 2015
(Photo: Jay Dawson) Company Director Steph Knight with EnterTheLexicon
Listed below are some of the coverage accomplished for our clients in campaign towards the end of 2014 and the beginning of the New Year. In 2014 we were lucky to work with some amazing up and coming bands that achieved some fantastic coverage across the board whilst in campaign period.
If you missed any of the below releases and are still up for reviewing the bands listed or want to feature them on your website or blog, feel free to get in touch now: email@example.com
We also have become a co host on a show on Exeter’s leading independent radio station Phonic FM, talking about all things Domino PR and more.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support of our clients and look forward to working with you again in our next quarter.
Nottingham based pop rock quintet, ADELPHIA released their eagerly anticipated new single ‘If I Fall’ in January 2015. The video for the single premiered on Scuzz TV as well as receiving airplay on Alex Baker’s ‘Fresh Blood’ Kerrang Radio Show.
South West metalcore band ANTOINETTE, released their debut EP ‘Renaissance’ in November 2014. Featuring members of Malefice and The Dead Lay Waiting, ANTOINETTE’s video for their first single release ‘Avalanche’ premiered on Punktastic.com. SikTh vocalist Justin Hill, who guest features on a track on the release, also recorded the EP.
Northern alternative trio ENTERTHELEXICON released their new single from their debut EP in November 2014 fresh off their UK headline tour. ‘Full Moon’ was aired on countless amounts of regional radio shows, as well as the video premiering on Ourzone magazine.
“Cinematic, dramatic and brilliant” – Kerrang!
“Ambitious and grand” – Rock Sound
Liverpool born quartet F.O.E.S released their new single ‘Rival Thrones’ in February 2015. The single was played on numerous amounts of regional radio shows up and down the country, including being play-listed on Kerrang and Amazing Radio.
Spanish rockers LANCASTER released their debut album ‘Journeys’ in November 2014. The album was supported by single releases ‘As Wild As Tigers’ and ‘Runaway’, who received repeated regional radio play. The video to ‘As Wild As Tigers’ hit 5k views in just a few weeks, as well as featuring on XBOX Live and MUZU TV.
Manchester based post hardcore rockers LOST ATLANTA released their new single ‘Into The Grey’ featuring Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson. The video for the single premiered on Artrockers’ website and gained an impressive 7k views in just a few weeks.
Devon based filthy indie blues duo, MORIATY, released their new single ‘Bones’ featuring Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme in January 2015. The video for the single premiered on Clash magazines’ website and achieved over 10k views in just a few days, with the bands tour to promote the single being listed in Kerrang magazine.
Newcastle based post hardcore quintet NORTH SEASONS released their de but EP ‘Eyes For The Blind’ via Kill/ Hurt Recordings in January 2015. Upon its release week the EP was streamed exclusively on Kerrang’ website, as well as their single release ‘Never Forget This’ receiving continued support and airplay from Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker.
Pop rock trio OCASAN released their new single ‘The River’ in February 2015. The video for the single release premiered on Artrockers’ website, with the single receiving airplay on the likes of Amazing, Roundhouse and Total Rock Radio.
Guildford born hardcore quintet POLAR released their new video for single release ‘Bloodlines’ via Rock Sound in November 2014. The single received countless amounts of radio airplay on all regional radio shows, as well as plays on Kerrang, Team Rock and Amazing Radio.
SPEAKING IN SHADOWS
Nuneaton based rock quintet SPEAKING IN SHADOWS released ‘Breaking Silence’, the next single to be taken from the bands debut EP ‘The Lives We Lead’, in December 2014. The single was played on Kerrang Radio and the video premiered on MUZU.TV’s website.
Leeds based alt-rock outfit THE WILDE released their new video for single release ‘Until Next Time, It’s A One Time Thing’ in November 2014. The video was aired was play-listed on Kerrang TV.
WE ARE CARNIVORES
Alternative math rockers WE ARE CARNIVORES released their new EP ‘Tex-Mexiconomy’ in November 2014 to rave reviews, including a review in Rock Sound. The video for single release ‘T.O.W.I.C.S’ premiered on Punktastic, with single gaining airplay on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Show.
NEW ACT ANNOUNCEMENTS
In our next quarter we will be working on the new EP from alt-rock outfit KILL THE IDEAL, Exeter based metallers CAMBION and prog rockers THE SUN EXPLODES. Progressive metal quintet EXIST IMMORTAL with release the deluxe edition of their 2014 release ‘Darkness Of An Age‘ and we also have incredible new single releases from Hertfordshire based pop rockers CHASING CADENCE and that Milton Keynes trio OCASAN.
2014 has been one hell of a year for us here at Domino PR and the past four months are definitely up their with some of our best months yet. Listed below is the coverage we have achieved for our clients in campaign period from March up until the end of October, including all of our festival coverage within this quarter. If you have missed the press packs for these releases do no panic, get in touch now and we can send you all the latest updates from our bands.
In the last quarter we’ve had same great results in TV with singles from A Mouth Full Of Matches, Dead!, HOURS, My Extraordinary, North Seasons, Road To Horizon and Villains, all receiving airplay from Kerrang and Scuzz TV. Essex based hardcore bunch Arizona’s single ‘Black Hart’ was featured on the Rock Sound cover mount CD, along with a feature in the magazine with fellow Essex rockers and Domino PR bands See You In Reno and Villains.
As for radio play we’ve had our best results to date. Arizona, AvaGrace, Chasing Cadence, HOURS, My Extraordinary, North Seasons and See You In Reno all received airplay on Kerrang! Radio, amongst other slots on both Team Rock Radio and BBC Introducing shows.
As for marketing the Domino PR brand, this quarter was our most successful. We appeared on Huw Stephens’ Radio One Show as part of BBC Introducing in Devon‘s takeover, talking all about Domino PR and our experience in the music industry. Like that wasn’t enough already, we made another appearance on BBC Radio Devon’s Round Table, along with heading a PR and marketing conference at this year’s UK Tech Metal Festival.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your amazing coverage of our bands so far in 2014 and we look forward to speaking to you about our new acts over the coming months.
Manchester/Birmingham alternative rock act A Mouth Full Of Matches have certainly taken huge strides towards their goals these past months. Their singles ‘Danger High’ and ‘Young Blood’ have been thrust into the public ear after a string of plays on the nations online rock radio stations. Then, not only that, the nation was treated to the dark and beautiful piece of art that was their music video to single release ‘Danger High’, which was broadcast on Scuzz TV.
“The audio equivalent of being chased through the jungle by a pack of Hyenas.” – Rock Sound
October 20th saw the release of Arizona’s debut EP ‘The Hunter, The Gatherer’. The EP has so far garnered some strong reviews, with their single ‘Black Hart’ receiving play on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood Show on Kerrang! Radio. The track was included in Rock Sound’s cover-mount CD in their November issue, with the band also being featured in the magazine.
Kent is known for producing it’s incredible alternative rock bands, and AVAGRACE are definitely one of the county’s hidden gems. Their new video for single release ‘II Years’ premiered on Stereoboard.com, with the single gaining airplay and support from the likes of Kerrang Radio, Roundhouse Radio and many more.
CHASING CADENCE released their new single ‘Heartstrong’ in early July, just after their appearance at this year’s Download Festival. They went on to play shows up and down the UK, along with another festival appearance at Sheffield’s Tramline’s.
The single was broadcast on Kerrang Radio, along with the band being featured on various different blogs and webzines promoting the single release.
It’s been a great few months of exposure for punk quartet DEAD! who were featured in a string of interviews and features online, as well as being highlighted in Rock Sound magazine. Single release ‘Phantom’ hit the airwaves through an abundance of regional rock radio shows, with the video to the single release also receiving countless amounts of airplay on Kerrang TV.
These past few months, the world of news outlets was especially kind to pop-rock quintet HOURS, who appeared across the web to promote their new single ‘Crossfire’. They have definitely garnered interest with the media as evidenced by interviews, features and live performance features by several outlets, who have praised their ethic and energy, including a 4K review in Kerrang! Magazine.
The band also received a favourable amount of airplay on Johnny Doom’s Kerrang! Radio, topped off by being broadcast on Scuzz TV.
Newcastle born alternative rock quintet My Extraordinary stormed the regional airwaves with various single releases this quarter, racking up an impressive amount of radio plays within the last four months. The band were exposed to the entire nation through Alex Bakers’ Unsigned Show on Kerrang! Radio and Sophie K’s Breaking Bands Show on Team Rock Radio, with their video for single release ‘The Good Old Days’ also being broadcast on Kerrang! TV.
MIKE JAMES ROCK SHOW’S HALLOWEEN ZOMBIE BALL
This year’s Mike James Rock Show’s Halloween Zombie Ball was one for all ages, as over a thousand metal fans hit the streets of Exeter for their annual Zombie Walk. The event has been promoted all across the web, along with local press coverage on BBC Spotlight and the Express and Echo.
The 8th of September is sure to remain a date that Newcastle based metal quintet North Seasons will not forget, as that was the date that their debut single ‘Silhouettes’ hit the public eye, with a premier on Kerrang! magazine’s website. The aftermath of the release pulsated like a punch in the face, as the single was played on Kerrang! Radio, with the video being then broadcast on Scuzz TV.
September saw the release of ‘Confessions’ the new EP from Milton Keynes based rockers Ocasan. The EP was met with positive reviews and was accompanied by single release ‘Dark Cloud’, which travelled the airwaves over several different stations. The video for the single clocked up over 10,000 views in its first week of release, exclusively via MUZU.TV.
Yorkshire hardcore bunch Road To Horizon released their new EP ‘Faultlines’ in early October to rave reviews. Their crushing lead single, also titled ‘Faultlines’, saw radio airplay across multiple radio outlets, with the video premiering on Kerrang! magazine’s website, followed by broadcast on Kerrang! TV.
The band then hit the road with fellow Domino PR band EnterTheLexicon, and played to packed out crowds up and down the country to promote their new release.
SEE YOU IN RENO
Chelmsford rock quartet See You In Reno thrust their own brand of concentrated soul and attitude into the ears of the country following the release of single ‘Check’. The band were featured by several online publications before having their single aired on Alex Baker’s Kerrang! Radio Show, along with the band being featured in Rock Sound‘s November issue.
TECH FEST 2014
This year we had three bands at UK Tech Metal Fest, including Exeter’s CAMBION, London’s Exist Immortal and Portsmouth’s Seething Akira. All three bands received rave reviews by the attending publications, including a rave review of Exist Immortal‘s set from Metal Hammer.
Above: Exist Immortal and Domino PR Director, Steph Knight.
NEW ACT ANNOUNCEMENTS
In the next few months we have new singles from Guildford based hardcore quintet POLAR, Manchester based post hardcore rockers LOST ATLANTA and Nuneaton pop rockers SPEAKING IN SHADOWS will release their next single from their new EP, as well as embarking on a UK tour with The Last Carnival.
Not only that, we have a debut album release from Spanish based rockers LANCASTER, another debut from post metal-core five piece ANTOINETTE, and the new EP from Nottingham’s finest bunch of math rock nutters WE ARE CARNIVORES.
We have loads more news to come in the new year too, so be sure to watch this space!
MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2014 – Domino PR Quarterly Newsletter
So far 2014 has been our best year yet at Domino PR. We would like to thank you all for your amazing coverage of our acts and look forward to working with you in the next few months.
Below is some of the coverage we have achieved for our bands in campaign periods since February 2014, in case you missed anything. Feel free to get in touch if you are yet to receive a review pack for any of our artists. I’ll be happy to send their music over to you and your team.
In the last four months we’ve had Newcastle based trio EnterTheLexicon featured on Kerrang and Scuzz TV play lists, South West rockers Out For Tomorrow were featured on the cover mount CD for the June issue of Rock Sound and progressive metallers Exist Immortal achieved an awesome feature in the worlds top extreme music magazine, Terrorizer.
In March we were asked to take part in BBC Radio Devon’s monthly round table review show and in April we were invited to speak at Mingle Music’s South West Music Industry Day at Exeter Phoenix. As well as all that, this year Domino PR has been nominated for two Devon Venus Awards. 2014 is certainly shaping up to be a great one!
Thanks again for all your hard work and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
London based rockers AMARYLLIS released their eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Revolt’ which received some great feedback from online press, with the band streaming the release exclusively with the UK’s number 1 music magazine Ourzone.
“Take a deep breath and let it be a time to ‘Revolt’.” 4/5 – Metal Talk
“They are a welcome breath of fresh air on the British music scene right now, and who knows, in months and years to come, they may even give their American counterparts in Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil a run for their money.” 4/5 – Hit The Floor Magazine
CALL IT OFF
Dutch punk pop quartet CALL IT OFF released their new EP ‘Liars’ through White Russian Records earlier this year. The band was featured in Room Magazine, and streamed their EP with Punktastic just before it was released. As well as that their single release ‘Stuck With You’ received continuous support and plays from Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker.
“A solid EP with the potential to break Call It Off into the UK market.” – Ourzone Magazine
“‘Liars’ presents five tracks of very well crafted and confidently executed saccharine pop punk.” – Punktastic
Newcastle based trio ENTERTHELEXICON released their debut self-titled EP through LA based label Kill Hurt Records last month. Their video for single release ‘Do You Feel The Same’ has been play listed on Kerrang and Scuzz TV, as well as being premiered online with Punktastic.
“A thoroughly enjoyable EP from a promising UK band” – 3.5/5 – Pure Rawk
“All in all, a fantastic first EP that manages to both innovate and reference the core elements of the genre’s pioneers without infringement.” 4/5 – Already Heard
“Dabbling into the different genres whilst still maintaining a certain rock sensibility, these four tracks serve a pleasurable listening experience.” 5/5 – Hit The Floor
Progressive metallers EXIST IMMORTAL released their incredible debut album ‘Darkness Of An Age’ this May. Their video for single release ‘Edge Of Infinity’ was premiered with Terrorizer Magazine, who also featured and reviewed the band in their May and June issues.
The band will play on the main stage at this year’s Tech Fest this month so be sure to catch their new material live in action!
“Darkness Of An Age is a top quality slice if modern metal that is distinctive, imaginative and damn near essential listening.” 84% – The Monolith
OUT FOR TOMORROW
In May South West based rockers OUT FOR TOMORROW released their debut album ‘You’ll Find A Way’, which acquired an array of stunning reviews across the board.
The band’s single ‘Give Me A Reason’ was premiered exclusively via MUZU.TV, and also featured on NME and 4Music. Not only that, the single was played on Kerrang and Scuzz TV, and the band’s twitter received the official blue tick verification.
‘Give Me A Reason’ also received plays on Alex Baker’s Kerrang Radio Unsigned Show, as well as Pete Bailey’s show on Team Rock Radio.
“It’s pleasing to see they’ve delivered on their initial promise with their debut full length.” – Rock Sound
“Serving up the perfect party soundtrack, UK outfit Seething Akira underline their credentials” – Rock Sound
Last month post-hardcore outfit SEETHING AKIRA released there debut EP ‘Aggro Vito’ which was reviewed in the July issue of Rock Sound. They released their video for single release ‘Paralysed’ via Ourzone Magazine and collected some positive reviews from their online following.
This year we had three amazing bands play at this year’s Download Festival. Pop rockers PAGE 44 played for their forth-consecutive year, with CHASING CADENCE and ADELPHIA qualifying for a spot on the line up through Red Bull’s Road To Download experience.
Above: Chasing Cadence – Photo Credit: Nelly Loriaux
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In the next few months we have new singles from Manchester based quintet A MOUTH FULL OF MATCHES, Newcastle rockers MY EXTRAORDINARY are back with some eagerly anticipated new material and fresh from their set at this year’s Download Festival, CHASING CADENCE will also release a brand new single. Not only that Essex rockers VILLAINS are back with an incredible new video and single, and technical metallers CAMBION will release a new EP later in the year.
Melodic hardcore bunch ROAD TO HORIZON head out on tour with Bentley Park this month, as well as a new EP release looming this autumn.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 – Domino PR Quarterly Newsletter
The past few months have been some of the busiest here at Domino PR. We would like to thank you all for your amazing coverage of our acts and look forward to working with you in the next few months.
Below is some of the coverage from our bands since October 2013 incase you missed it. Feel free to get in touch if you are yet to receive a review pack for any of our artists. I’ll be happy to send their music over to you and your team.
In the last four months we’ve had the guys in My Little Empire winning Soccer Six Rock and Metal, Birmingham pop rockers Page 44 played the Vans Warped Tour UK and Villains had their first national air play on BBC Radio 1, to mention just a few great achievements.
Thanks again for all your hard work, we plan on making 2014 our year to remember.
Ourzone Magazine – 8/10 – “If you love John Mayer you will love Calgary and Fight Fire With Fire is a great soundtrack for any occasion; cheery and warm, this EP is guaranteed to brighten up your day!”
Bring The Noise UK – 8/10 – “Go have a dance and a giggle with Calgary. Then stop and appreciate their musicianship and talent, because it’s most certainly there.”
Indie pop trio CALGARY released debut EP ‘Fight Fire With Fire’, which has had great reviews across the board. The band released their music video for single release, ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ exclusively via the UK’s number 1 online music magazine, Ourzone.
FOREVER CAN WAIT
Rocksound – “Southampton’s Forever Can Wait serve up moments of promise on ‘Beauty & Grace”
At the tale end of 2013, Southampton female fronted quintet FOREVER CAN WAIT released debut EP ‘Beauty&Grace’. The band were featured in the found section of Ourzone Magazine, and released their music video for single release ‘Excuses’ exclusively via Punktastic.com.
They begin 2014 by getting verified on Twitter, and will tour the UK again this March.
MY LITTLE EMPIRE
After taking a short hiatus in the tale end of the year, Hertfordshire quartet MY LITTLE EMPIRE came back fighting and won Soccer Six Rock And Metal in late 2013.
The band have a fresh new line up and plan to release some brand new material in 2014, watch this space!
Singer songwriter, OWEN PENRICE, released his new music video for single release ‘I’ll Never Beg’ exclusively via MUZU TV, and the website also featured Owen in their Ones To Watch section.
The video has been posted on both the 4Music and NME websites to mention a few, and the single has received continued play on BBC Radio Devon.
The bosses at Vans and The Ernie Ball chose Brummy pop rockers PAGE 44 to play at Vans Warped Tour UK 2013.
The band received great reviews across the board, includiving a 3K review in Kerrang Magazine for their performance.
This month has been a busy one for Essex rockers, VILLAINS. They received their first play on national radio for single release ‘Come Out And Play’. The band won Edith Bowman’s Radio 1 Review Show, beating off the likes of Pixie Lott and Blur front man Damien, to become single of the week.
Their video for new single release ‘The Fall’ was released exclusively via MUZU TV, receiving 10k view in just 24hours and it’s now on over 27k! Last week the video came second in Scuzz TV’s most requested, as well as being featured on Smart TV and XBOX Live.
They round off this quarterly by receiving the blue tick on twitter.
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