Till Deaf Do Us Party Records present A Compilation in aid of CALM Part II

Lonely The Brave, The Xcerts, Tellison feature along with many more on the second compilation from Till Deaf Do Us Party in support of C.A.L.M (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), with a 20­track compilation featuring a collection of artists passionate about the charity.





Author: Jake McGloin


A report last year found that more than 60% of musicians suffer from mental health issues, and that’s not a spot on the amount of people these illnesses affect each year. As an industry, the music business has, in the past, failed artist and workers in other sectors alike due to the high pressure of the industry we choose to enter. But there is help, and as someone who has suffered with depression for most of my life, with support there is a light at the end of what at times can feel like as suffocating and endless tunnel, despite this everyday it can feel too much for some people. “In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. ” , that really is a harrowing statement. C.A.L.M’s main aim is to prevent male suicide, offering much needed help to men in the U.K. that reach out.


In support of promoting and funding this vital charity, C.A.L.M, along with London based ‘Till Death Do Us Party Records’, have released a 20 track compilation album, that also acts to help people understand that the there should not be any stigma around mental health and there is a way out. Each band and artist has contributed to this album with a story to tell, bringing with them a view of what many of us deal with each day. I feel my self that every day it’s talked about, the stigma around mental health is cut away at little by little, albums like this embrace our ability to be free from mental prisons and should be celebrated. Hats off to both parties for that.




It’s an album packed with big noise and a lot of energy from acts like The Xcerts, Max Raptor and Classically Handsome Brutes. Tellison and Nelson Can provide more soothing sounds on a compilation that’s track by tack brilliance for an amazing cause. Check it out bellow and download from the ‘Till Death Do Us Party Records’ Bandcamp.



5 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (30/05/16)




Richard Lomax – Choose Your Own Adventure

A step away from his sometimes acoustic folk stylings, Richard Lomax’s upcoming single Choose Your Own Adventure (June 24th, through Sotones Records) is dirtier, grittier outing with bigger guitars and more haunting beats but keeps hold of Richard’s irresistibly  unique vocal. His bard like style of guiding us through a song has always worked but some how fits perfectly with distorted riffs and almost tired, relaxed style of this latest single taken form upcoming second album “Postcards & Love-letters (From Somewhere You’ve Never Heard Of)”




DBFC – Autonomic

Hypnotic, enticing and simply cool are the only words to describe the latest single from Paris electronic group DBFC. A trance inducing beat, and slick pop melody fitted around a subtle wall of noise that wraps it self around you and won’t let go.


NO JOY – A Thorn in Garland’s Side

They’re Montreal Shoegaze band who’s bendy guitars and strategical use of dynamics in their latest single ‘A Thorn in Garland’s Side’ leaves your head bent, warped and wanting more. No Joy have been going around six years now and are currently playing shows in the Europe to so the rest of the world what they’ve been missing, catch them in the UK June 5th in guilford and 6th at Londons Moth Club, all building up to their Drool Sucker EP through Top Shelf on July 15th.




Gregory Alan Isakov – Liars

Some music stirs the soul in a way nothing else can, Gregory Alan Isakovs latest single does just that through his haunting vocal and gentle, exhausted guitar, in a song that layers it’s discreet, hidden melodies to perfection as it gradually evolves in to an epic show case of emotion through music in this cinematic barrage of beautiful noise.


The Record Summer – Prizefight

The first track in six years for The Record Summer, Prizefight is a laid out stopped back tune packed with relaxed summer vibes. Beautiful guitar and heavenly piano match the smooth vocal to create a stunning noise somewhere between The 1975 and Death Cab.


ATP, ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, announces new acts, check it out!

ATP just announced a whole host of new line-up additions to their ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ festival

All Tomorrows Parties: Nightmare Before Christmas is set to return this November, curated by the Turner Prize nominated Chapman Brothers; it takes place at the new site of Pontins in Prestatyn.

Joining the likes of Courtney Barnet, Iceage and Max Richter are Thee Oh Sees, Natalie Prass, Om, Jessica Pratt, Chelsea Wolfe, Pharmakon, Xylouris White, Russell Haswell, Empty Set, Extreme Precautions, Helm, Warm Soda, Avec La Soleil Sa Bouche, Föllakzoid, Warm Graves, Dead Rider,Dan Friel and VaticanShadow.

ATP 2.0 Nightmare Before Christmas takes place in Prestatyn North Wales 27th-29th November, get your tickets here.


5 Best Venues To Go To Over Tramlines

Author: Thomas Durkan
The last weekend in July means only one thing in the city of Sheffield and that is Tramlines. Since it started in 2009 the festival has grown year on year, attracting acts as big as The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, The Cribs and Echo and The Bunnymen. With near enough every pub/bar/club hosting events all weekend, we are going to be telling you the 5 venues you will not want to miss.

Bungalows & Bears

Right in the heart of Division Street, a stones throw from the stage on Devonshire Green, lies Bungalows & Bears. Known for having a mixture of good beer, great food and live music, Bungalows has a line up for the weekend that promises to thrill. Expect chilled out acoustic shows in the day time and sweaty DJ sets in the evening.

Check out: Adult Jazz, Chloe Martini, James Ewan-Tait.

The Harley

The Harley, the birthplace of the festival, is your one stop shop for massive DJ sets over the weekend. It’s on the way to the main stage at The Ponderosa and the party will be going on until 4 am every night. They are also showcasing a number of bands in the early evening. And why not stop by in the day time to enjoy some food from the Twisted Burger Company.

Check out: Andy H, RedFaces, NAO UK.

The Riverside

Sick of town and fancy a good pint? Well just outside of the city centre, situated in Kelham Island is The Riverside. Known for its real ale and beautiful beer garden which looks on to the River Don, The Riverside will be showcasing live bands for all tastes. The weather is supposed to be nice on Saturday so get down there early if you want a spot outside. And the pubs profits go to charity, supporting local arts and creative projects, so that’ll make you feel good whilst you’re sipping your beer and taking the music in.

Check out: CryBabyCry, The Ratells, Josh Kemp


Wondering where to go for some late night mischief after the likes of The Buzzcocks and Billy Bragg have finished their sets? Well where better than DQ? Round the corner from Devonshire green, DQ will be bringing you the best in electronic music, including a set from the one and only Craig Charles.

Check out: Craig Charles, XXXY, Matty Russell

The Wick at Both Ends  

Some would argue that The Wick at Both Ends is probably West Streets finest establishment (not forgetting West Street Live and all its glory). According to their Facebook page, the bar will be hosting ‘bands all day, DJs all night and drinks all the time.’ To me that sounds like heaven. With the music running until the early hours, grab yourself a cocktail and dance until your heart is content.

Check out: Kiziah and the Kings, Jack Athey, The Ruby Blues

5 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (13/05/15)

Here are the five tracks that need to be the sound track to your week! Keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter and submit your tracks to us at shopliftersuni@gmail.com

Northern American – Modern Phenomena

L.A.’s finest ‘Chill Rock’ band taster their debut album with this hazy, chime filled track that feels like the soundtrack to a dream you don’t want to wake up from. It’s a simple track littered with beautiful noise and melody, with almost an ‘Urban Hyms’ feel, a heavenly sound from the band based in the ‘City of Angels’.

Ellenberg – Cities Between Us

We’re expecting pretty good weather here in the U.K. over the next week, and this is the perfect track to get you in the mood. An 80’s feel drenched in EDM sounds Means this track by electric maestro Ellenberg is pop perfection. It feels like summer already!

Monster Jaw – Love


The first single from the bands self-produced EP, ‘Love’ is a tearing rock tune with showgaze vibes that, in parts, mirrors acts like ‘My Bloody Valentine’ but still illuminates the grit and power of hard-hitting rock. It’s a slick, cool effort from the Leeds rockers, with much more to come.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Fangs

After leaving Gallows and his brief time show casing Pure Love, Frank returned to his first love as a tattoo artist, but the lure of Rock & Roll seems too much as he’s back again fronting The Rattlesnakes. Fangs is a guitar heavy power house of a tune that is the perfect bed for Frank Carters howl’s that we’ve missed so much. There’s no doubt there’s similarities to this and Gallows early work but it’s a track with a mind of it’s own.

Best Friends – If You Think Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out

About to kick off on tour with Nai Harvest, Sheffield’s ‘Best Friends’ unleash this fast paced garage punk work, with a drilling riff, a mesmerizing vocal hook and a vibe that makes you want to take on the world.

5 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (16/03/15)

Here are the five tracks that have been flooding the shoplifters speakers this week! Got something we NEED to hear? Get in touch at Shopliftersuni@gmail.com or keep up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Red Light Runner – Just Might Find

The Kent based pop punk four piece just released their double A-side via Engineer Records. The release features ‘Lucky Thirteen’ along with ‘Just Might Find’, a track that’s powered forward with stunning guitars that span through a number of beautiful riffs and pounding beats. A stunning effort littered with melody.


Findlay – Wolfback

Due out in April Findlay’s latest effort is a little different from what we’ve heard from her before, it’s more beat heavy with a more electric feel. To put it short it’s blown us away. The Manchester native has been producing stunning, exciting music for a while now and this is no different, an exciting and catchy piece of work that’ll make you a Findlay addict, if you’re not already.


Justin L. Raisen, Jerry James, And Kitten – Big Dope Baby

This filthy pile of noise comes from producer Justin Raisen and he enlists the hep of Kitten and Jerry James. It screeches and whales like Karen O in her prime, like the sound of you exploding from all the shit you’ve put up with this week.

Check out Big Dope Baby Here!


Field Route – Bambi

You may know Matt Booth as the man who hits the drums on stage for Horsebeach, his side project, Field Route, takes him down a different path. This bedroom project is influenced by Davida Loca (Part Time), Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Ice Choir as well as his girlfriend’s artwork. Expect chill-wave vibes and an EP later this year.


Little Illusion Machine – The Shining

Starting off by taking notes from the Kubrick classic movie, The Shining is a well thought out track filled with intricate little surprises. It carries with it throughout, the feel of an Arctics track circa Humbug, like Indie rock and roll creeping out from a dark place. Spine tingling riffs and compelling narrative, this is a unique band with familiar features well worth keeping an eye out for.

5 Alternative Festivals You Need To Check Out This Summer

Author: Jake McGloin

It’s getting to the that time of year again, soon enough Glastonbury will give us a “surprise” shock headliner, tents and camping gear will flood the supermarkets and Reading & Leeds are recycling the big names from recent festivals, again. It’s almost time for festival season already and what’s not to love; your favourite bands, sitting round the campfire with your friends, that one dickhead who brought a guitar that only knows the opening to Wonderwall and drinking all night, these are the things that make our summers great packed into one muddy, sleepless weekend. But more and more what should be a celebration of music and good times is being invaded by lad culture (no I don’t want to buy a canister of laughing gas for £20), big sponsors (why on earth would I be thinking about buying a car at a festival) and quite frankly, dickheads (no you didn’t think this was your tent now drop my wallet). Despite all these factors the festival scene all over the world has boomed over recent years, which has paved the way for smaller and alternative festivals to blossom. So if you’re fed up of swimming through mud to get a £10 burger or just want to try something new, here are five alternative festivals you should check out this year:

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Liverpool Sound City (22nd-24th May):

In the heart of one of the countries best musical cities is a festival and conference that’s becoming a staple for music lovers. Gracing the stage are the likes of legendary psyc-rockers Flaming Lips, Manchester rising stars Blossoms and killer girl duo Honeyblood. Amongst speakers is The Falls Mark E Smith along with great networking opportunities. If you’re looking for an urban location festival with big names including The Vaccines, then this could be your best bet.

Catch The Flaming Lips headline the saturday:

Dot to Dot (22nd – 24th May):

Dotted across three cities,  Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol, and headlined by the brilliant Saint Raymond, Dot to Dot see an array of fantastic artists showcased across some of these cities best venues. Expect Prides, Best Coast, Swim Deep with a load more superb acts that aren’t even all announced yet. Now celebrating its 10th year prepare for a massive party across which ever city you end up in.

Don’t miss Honeyblood at Dot to Dot:

MIDI Festival (7th-9th May):

Fancy an over seas festival? This year held in the south of France, MIDI festival set across multiple venues, including a beach and an arts centre, see’s a great hose of artists including Horsebeach, Culture Ghost and The Garden. A musical holiday to the city of Toulon on the Mediterranean coast, I promise there will be less mud than Glastonbury.

 Jib Kidder is one not to be missed at MIDI festival:


Festival No.6 (3rd-6th September) :

In September the multi-award winning small festival celebrates it’s fourth year. Set in the picturesque Welsh fantasy village of Portmeirion its entertainment spans thought music, arts and culture and everything in between. This years see’s Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian headline the event, but also exciting sets from Mercury winners Young Fathers and one of music’s brightest prospects in the form of Kate Tempest. September may well be the end of the festival season but No. 6 will fell like the heart of it. It’ll be well worth taking those extra holidays to make it to “A Festival Unlike Any Other”.

 Ghost Poet is one of the most exciting acts at this years festival, not to be missed:

End Of The Road (4th-6th September):

Traditionally the last festival of the season, End Of The Road sees its 10th birthday celebrations kick off this September. Known for regularly hosting a stellar line up, this year is no different, with what promises to be stunning performances from headliners War On Drugs and Sufjan Stevens, but also lower down the bill Washington garage trio Ex Hex and Shoplifters favourites Alvvays will be making waves.

Don’t Miss Du Blonde to wrap up your summer: