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Parkway Drive show Reverence with their new album and tour

Whilst Parkway Drive are on the road in the US, we worked with Epitaph records to spread the word that the Australian metalcore band will soon be heading to the UK and Europe for the next leg of their massive world tour.

With the new album, Reverence, taking #1 in ARIA Australian charts upon it’s release and already making waves in Europe, the tour is set to excite hoards of fans when it arrives this summer. The impressive promotional artwork sports an eye-catching and colourful Renaissance-style image, and looked incredible on both 48 sheet and 4 sheet posters sites across London.

You can find out more about Parkway Drive and their new tour here.

First. Disobey: Then Look At Your Phones

We were excited to work with Polydor Records on a London-wide poster campaign for The 1975’s new album, ‘Music For Cars’. Named after their original EP in 2013, frontman Matt Healy told NME,“We’re using it as the album title now because of how meta and self-referential everything has become in the world of The 1975, and ‘Music For Cars’ was always my favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way.”

The cryptic 4 sheet and 48 sheet posters are proving a real tease for fans. Messages include, ‘If I don’t get to see the beauty of the end of culture: Then at least I’ve seen the culture of the end of beauty’, ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relations’, ‘Modernity Has Failed Us’, and ‘Planned Obsolescence’. But what does it all mean? So far the band have disclosed very little about upcoming tour dates, locations or the new album. Fans will have to hold on a little longer as details are expected to be released in August.

For now, keep your eyes peeled on the streets for posters and clues.

 

Pack your bags, it’s festival season

Festival season is almost upon us – and with the UK heating up, you couldn’t be in a better place to enjoy it all. With a whole host of festivals to choose from and an amazing variety of acts, you’re not going to want to limit yourself to just one.

We couldn’t be happier to have exclusive on site advertising and access to some of the UK’s most loved festivals. We offer everything from 4 sheets to 48 sheets, area takeovers to experiential marketing, amongst loads of other stuff. Reach your target audience whilst they’re enjoying the happiest of vibes.

The season kicks off with All Points East this month and only gets bigger with the likes of Field Day, Parklife and Latitude. Amongst other new festivals, this year we also see the first Rize festival, V festival rebranded. Major festival line-ups this year contain a great amount of genre diversity, so which ever festival takes your fancy you can guarantee campaign impact.

One thing’s for certain – you won’t want to miss any of these huge opportunities. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

Time for Plan B

Plan B is back – and taking his latest album ‘Heaven before all hell breaks loose’ to the streets of his hometown of London ahead of his UK tour. To promote the release, we recently worked with Atlantic Records on a high impact billboard and 4 sheet poster campaign across the city.

The album has taken a rather different turn to the two previous albums – Plan B stated in an interview with GQ that he’s moved away from rapping because, “I feel that I’m not being honest with myself if I’m living the high life and I’m trying to rap about the other side of things”. Elements of the album are based on recent social and political factors, while the overall theme stems from his living in “a perpetual state of heaven on earth”.  However, big fans of his earlier work need not stress – he’s also expressed his intentions of releasing a hiphop album in the coming years. For furthers details about his tour visit here.

Time to check in to the Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino

So far 2018 has been all about a huge Arctic Monkeys comeback. It’s been four year’s since their massive world tour and last album and, with the hotly awaited new release, ‘Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino’, due to hit the shelves later this month, we were excited to get the word out. Working with CMS Music Media we took to the streets to share the news, rolling out a 48 sheet billboard teaser poster campaign in London. The album will drop with Domino Records on 11th May, a week after they begin touring – and here’s a little about what we can expect.

The album was reportedly very close to being released by Alex Turner as a solo album, with lead guitarist Jamie Cook telling MOJO that “I think at first, because it was quite basic – piano, vocal and no guitar – Al was in two minds about, ‘is this Arctic Monkeys or am I going somewhere else with this’. And maybe at first I was a bit like that as well. It’s not definitely not a guitar-heavy record, not typically what we’d do. It took a lot more thinking about.” You can read more here.

It’s not too surprising that Alex Tuner went on to describe the album as not only autobiographical but more accurately as “having a word with himself”.

We can’t wait to find out more and check in to the mind of the Arctic Monkeys’ frontman and their hotel.

The arrival of All Points East

A brand new festival for 2018, All Points East will take over Victoria Park in London for ten days. The incredible new event will encompass a three day music festival, community focused programme of midweek entertainment and three huge APE Presents headline shows.

The APE Festival, running from 25th – 27th May, has an incredible line-up for it’s starting year, with headliners including LCD Soundsystem, The XX and Bjork. We teamed up with AEG to promote the three day festival to a trendy London audience. The bright and colourful artwork, designed by Studio Moross, lit up the streets of London in in 4 sheet takeovers and 48 sheet billboards.

Fickle Friends bring us tropical vibes

Brighton indie pop band Fickle Friends finally released their debut album earlier this month. The five-piece band have been on the rise since they won a competition to play at The Big Feastival back in 2013. Five years later their first album has been fine-tuned with straight up pop anthems and debuted in the charts at no. 9, bringing them their first top 10 hit.

We worked with Polydor Records on the outdoor campaign for the launch, bringing some tropical vibes to the UK streets in between snow storms with the bright and vibrant artwork.

James Bay is back with a brand new sound

British crooner James Bay is back and about to make waves on the 2018 music scene. The singer’s debut album, ‘Chaos and The Calm’, won him awards at the Brits, Ivor Novello’s, MTV EMAs and MTV VMAs, alongside Grammy-nominations aplenty. But even having the UK’s biggest-selling debut album of 2015 wasn’t enough for James. His new album, ‘Electric Light’, is due for release on 18th May and promises to be a real departure from his previous sound. Launching with a new run of tour dates across the UK, Europe and North America, the edgier second album will feature recent catchy singles ‘Pink Lemonade’ and ‘Wild Love’.

We recently worked with Virgin EMI on the outdoor campaign for the album release, with James Bay popping up on poster sites across London and Manchester.

Whyte Horses Return

Earlier this month Mancunian psychedelic pop group Whyte Horses took us riding into March with their second album release, ‘Empty Words’. The album was featured by BBC6 Music as album of the day and described by one Rough Trade review as an “endlessly creative document”. We worked with CRC Music on the outdoor for the release, with the bright artwork grabbing attention on 48 sheet billboards and 4 sheet poster sites across London and Manchester.

The Muppets are coming

It looks like The Muppets are making a welcome return to UK this summer, as everyones favourite puppet gang prepare to take The O2 in July for an exclusive European live show. Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog looked radiant as projections lit up the streets of London this week in preparation for the release of tickets – and frantic dash for many dedicated fans to grab a space to join them at the limited run of shows.

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