Allusondrugs appeal to fans after theft of two guitars in South London following sold out show


UK alt-rock band Allusondrugs have made an appeal to fans after the theft of two guitars from their tour van.

One handmade blue Stratocaster and one stock black Stratocaster were stolen from the band’s vehicle while they were in South London following a sold out show at Camden’s Black Heart venue.

“Last night in South London some low life broke into our van and stole 2 of our guitars,” Allusondrugs said in a Facebook post. “Drey’s Handmade Blue Stratocaster and Jason’s Stock Black Stratocaster were both stolen. We urge anyone in and around London to keep an eye out for our guitars.

“Please share this far and wide for us. If anyone would like to help us out further you can grab some merch from our website – every little helps. Thank you all x.”

Allusondrugs stolen blue strat

Drey’s blue Strat is described as: “Roadworn Baby Blue Fender Stratocaster, handmade by Ackworth Guitar Setups. Carved Body – literally one of a kind. Exposed Tremolo Cavity. Distinct notes: Small crack at bottom of neck joint which extends into the body.”

Allusondrugs stolen black strat

Jason’s black Strat is described as: “Black Squire Stratocaster (Fat Headstock). Cream Scratchplate. Very Roadworn. Red / Black chequered strap. Distinct notes: Dave Grohl Signature on scratchplate.”

If you have any information about the whereabouts of either guitar, or see them for sale anywhere, please contact the band via their Facebook page.

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MassMatiks share video for new single ‘4AM’, announce support slots for Allusondrugs

MassMatiks promo 2016

UK four piece MassMatiks have released a video for their second single, “4AM.”

With frontman George Peploe’s fierce vocal performance front and centre, the track soon puts its gentle opening lament to rest, evolving into a driving, riff-led melodic chorus.

Inspired by a past breakup, Peploe comments on the video for “4AM” saying: “We wanted to connect the story of the song with the video, so we came up with the idea of setting up TVs and playing what was going through my head at the time.

“As the song goes on, so does the narrative in the video. Trashing the TVs felt like the natural thing to do to reflect the emotions I felt during the breakup – not gonna lie, it was fun too…”

You can check out the clip below.

Following their headline show at London’s Old Blue Last on the 13th July, MassMatiks will make their next live appearance at this year’s Y Not Festival in Matlock on the 21st of July.

They will then head out on the road in August, supporting UK psych-pop-grunge outfit Allusondrugs.

Jul 21st: Y Not Festival, Matlock
Aug 03rd: London, Black Heart
Aug 04th: Guildford, Boileroom
Aug 05th: Cantebury, Lady Luck
Aug 07th: Southampton, Joiners
Aug 08th: Plymouth, Underground
Aug 09th: Bridgewater, Cobblestones
Aug 10th: Leicester, Firebug

MassMatiks 4AM single

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Allusondrugs reveal extensive UK headline tour


Leeds’ fast-rising grunge rockers Allusondrugs have announced an extensive set of UK headline tour dates.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the band confirming a support slot for Enter Shikari on their imminent UK tour.

Once the Enter Shikari dates have wrapped up at the end of February, Allusondrugs will then head out for 30 live shows of their own throughout March and April.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar 5th: London Oslo (w/ The Qemists)
Mar 6th: Aldershot West End Centre
Mar 7th: Southampton Takedown Festival
Mar 9th: Portsmouth The Cellars
Mar 10th: Bournemouth Anvil
Mar 11th: Bridgewater Tiki Beach Bar
Mar 13th: London Old Blue Last
Mar 14th: Halifax Doghouse (Decade Music Festival)
Mar 15th: St Albans Horn
Mar 16th: Bristol Stag & Hounds
Mar 17th: Cambridge Portland Arms
Mar 19th: Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
Mar 20th: Leicester Soundhouse
Mar 21st: Birmingham Flapper
Mar 24th: Chester Compass
Mar 25th: Stoke Underground
Mar 28th: Blakeys Blackburn
Mar 31st: Lincoln Engine Shed
Apr 2nd: Hull Fruit
Apr 3rd: Doncaster Diamond Live
Apr 4th: Stockton Calling Fest
Apr 5th: Wakefield Warehouse 23
Apr 7th: Glasgow Audio
Apr 8th: Aberdeen Tunnels
Apr 9th: Dundee Buskers
Apr 10th: Sheffield Corporation
Apr 11th: Barnsley Opium
Apr 24th: Wrexham Focus Wales Fest
Apr 25th: Bristol Hit The Deck Fest
Apr 26th: Nottingham Hit The Deck Fest

Tickets are on sale now, and you can watch Allusondrugs’ recently shared September 2014 tour diary below:

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Allusondrugs, Feed The Rhino & Fatherson to support Enter Shikari tour

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari have announced the support acts for their forthcoming UK tour.

The spectacular bill for each show now includes Allusondrugs, Feed The Rhino and Fatherson. The majority of shows are now sold out, so check out the dates below and grab your tickets whilst you can!

16th Feb: Portsmouth Pyramids
17th Feb: Cardiff Yplas
18th Feb: Wolverhampton Civic
20th Feb: Manchester Academy
21st Feb: Glasgow Barrowland
22nd Feb: Middlesbrough Town Hall
24th Feb: Cambridge Corn Exchange
25th Feb: Norwich UEA
26th Feb: London Camden Roundhouse
27th Feb: London Camden Roundhouse

Enter Shikari recently launched a full stream of their new album, The Mindsweep, that you can listen to here!


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Yorkshire’s Marmozets to release debut album in September

Marmozets Band Shot

Here at Skin Back Alley, we like nothing more than to let you know about awesome homegrown musical talent. For SBA, that means it’s great to hear fantastic UK based bands. Even better when they’re Yorkshire born and bred.

So then, without further ado, slightly mad Yorkshire punks Marmozets have announced details of their forthcoming debut full length album.

The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets will be released on the 29th of September via Roadrunner Records, with a full tracklist as follows:

marmozets_album1. “Born Young And Free”
2. “Why Do You Hate Me?”
3. “Captivate You”
4. “Is It Horrible”
5. “Cover Up”
6. “Particle”
7. “Cry”
8. “Weird And Wonderful”
9. “Vibetech”
10. “Love You Good”
11. “Hit The Wave”
12. “Move, Shake, Hide”
13. “Back To You”

You can watch the teaser trailer for the album below:

Sounds bloody marvellous to us! And says Marmozets guitarist, Sam: “The only way you’re going to go up is to keep training yourselves, both individually and as a band. We haven’t come from out of nowhere, we’re not messing about: this is our lives.”

Marmozets will tour with Lonely The Brave and fellow Yorkshiremen Allusondrugs during October, with scheduled dates as follows:

Oct 1st: Manchester Deaf Institute
Oct 2nd: Glasgow King Tuts
Oct 3rd: Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Oct 4th: 4 Cardiff CF10
Oct 6th: Brighton Komedia
Oct 8th: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Oct 9th: Southampton Talking Heads
Oct 10th: London Kings Cross Scala
Oct 11th: Nottingham Rock City Basement
Oct 13th: Sheffield Corporation
Oct 14th: Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Oct 15th: Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Oct 16th: Norwich Open

The band will also be playing in support of Taking Back Sunday at the following gigs in December:

Dec 7th: Portsmouth Pyramids
Dec 8th: Bristol O2 Academy
Dec 9th: London Camden Roundhouse
Dec 11th: Birmingham Institute
Dec 12th: Manchester Ritz
Dec 13th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Dec 14th: Oxford O2 Academy

You can pre-order your copy of The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets at iTunes here.

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