Just prior to entering the studio to record fresh material, Leicester power-trio SKAM release a new single from their acclaimed album, ‘The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard‘.

Bring The Rain‘ will be available on all major download and streaming platforms on Fri 22 March 2019. The new single is accompanied by an illustrated lyric video produced by Drew Hamley at Unit 15 Productions.

Bassist, Matt ‘The Melting Face’ Gilmore, said, “We feel this will be the last single from ‘The Amazing Memoirs…’ and its fitting that it is Bring The Rain as its one of our favourites from the album. It was the song with the longest gestation period; we knew we were on to something special, but we persisted until it all came together in one perfect moment.

The version that made the album was actually the seventh, so it seemed fitting for it to be the seventh song on the record.

The song itself is about Geoffrey Goddard being caught phasing between two time periods of the same geographical location. The Caledonian invasion by the Romans and the Battle of Falkirk. Struggling with his own internal turmoil Goddard confuses the different aspects of the two different time periods. In defeating the Roman patrol he comes round from the haze and rallies north to meet William Wallace to face the English.”

LIVE DATES:
Sat 20 Apr – TMR Rockfest, The Patriot, Crumlin, Newport
Sat 11 May – WDFD Festival, The Station, Cannock
Sun 26 May – Glastonbudget, Wymeswold
Sat 08 Jun – LoveRocks Festival, Bournemouth
Fri 21 Jun – Route 44, Birmingham
Sat 13 Jul – The Underworld, Camden w/ Massive
Sun 14 Jul – SOS Festival, Manchester
Sat 24 Aug – MoFest, Melbourn Rock Club, Royston
Sun 25 Aug – Rockwich Festival, Northwich
Sat 21 Sep – Crazy Cowboy Festival 4, The Face Bar, Reading
Sun 29 Sep – Four Sticks Weekender, Amersham Arms, London
Fri 11 Oct – ComMUNIon Fest, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd

Line up:
Steve Hill – vocals/guitar
Matt Gilmore – bass/vocals
Neal Hill – drums/vocals

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In August 2017, WDFD Records released a free compilation CD at Stonedeaf Festival featuring 14 tracks from 7 rising rock bands. It received generous praise, so much so that KOL Promotions came up with the idea of a showcase event.

The Station in Cannock are excited to be involved and being a central venue with easy access, good public transport links and ample nearby car parking, not forgetting a great sound system, a date of 11th May 2019 was chosen for the Magnificent 7 Festival.

Sadly, 2 of the bands from the CD – Grand Ultra and Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters – were unavailable, but 2 formidable replacements were selected to create a mouth-watering line-up!

SKAM*

THEIA

Collateral**

The Howling Tides

Pariah Soul

STAND AMONGST GIANTS

SHYYNE

Tickets are available through SeeTickets:

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/wdfd-record-s-magnificent-7-fest

Keith Lamley, owner of WDFD said “I still can’t quite believe this event is happening! Huge thanks to Shaun Haynes at KOL Promotions for pulling it together, and I am indebted to the bands for agreeing to take part. First and foremost I just want everyone there to go away thinking “wow, weren’t those bands awesome, what a great night”. Above and beyond that I just hope that it brings the bands some much-deserved extra exposure.”

Note to editors: WDFD (Whoop-dee-fucking-doo) was formed in May 2017 with the mission of helping bands take a first step from being unsigned towards a long-term goal of forging a successful career in the music business. It has a co-operative approach with bands providing support and encouragement to each other whilst having access to centralised services and advice.

* Courtesy of TMR Band Management

** Courtesy of Roulette Media

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SKAM have announced a run of dates throughout Jan/Feb/Mar before entering the studio in April to record new material.

2018 was a superb year for SKAM following the release of their acclaimed album, The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard. They toured the UK three times, played a host of summer festival shows as well as a storming set on the main-stage at Planet Rockstock.

Tickets and details can be found here:
http://www.skamuk.com/gigs-3/ 

JAN
Fri 18 – Cottenham Rock Club, Cottenham, Cambs
Sat 19 – Great British Blues and Rock Festival, Butlins, Skegness
FEB
Weds 13 – Sugarmill, Stoke w/ Stone Broken
Fri 15 – The Mill, Birmingham w/ Stone Broken SOLD OUT
Thur 21 – Bannermans, Edinburgh + Black King Cobra
Sat 23 – Dreadnought Club, Bathgate + Black King Cobra
MAR
Sun 10 – Legends of Rock Festival, Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth
Sat 16 – Livewire Venue, Saltash, Nr Plymouth w/ King Creature

Current single, ‘New Dawn‘ is available on all major download and streaming platforms.

Guitarist Steve Hill, said, “New Dawn continues the story of test pilot, Geoffrey Goddard. It’s set in Oxford 1945 and is the final chapter of his bizarre journey through time and space as he finally makes it home after, for what has been for him, 4 years.
SKAM released ‘The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard‘ to rave reviews. It has gone on to be

  • No1 in Down The Front Media’s Albums of the year
  • No13 in Planet Rock Radio’s Albums of the year
  • Included in Hard Rock Hell Radio top songs of the year
  • TeamRock / Classic Rock Magazine’s Track Of The Week – three times, winning twice.
  • Included in Great Music Stories’ Top Albums of the Year and Band of the Year Finalists
  • 9/10 album review in Powerplay Magazine
  • 7/10 album review in Classic Rock Magazine
  • Regularly featured in PlanetRock Radio’s Top 40 most played songs
  • plus a whole host of other awards and praise across the UK rock media

Line up:
Steve Hill – vocals/guitar
Matt Gilmore – bass/vocals
Neal Hill – drums/vocals

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