ABoF Friday News Round-Up!

It's Friday, so that can only mean two things - the weekend is making its final preparations for launch, and it's time for another ABoF Friday News Round-Up!

This week saw two fantastic releases, as well as a mind-blowing pop-up session from DELS at The Lock Tavern, as part of HP and's Everybody On global campaign.

Following it's release on Monday, our news feed has been awash with press about The Moth & The Mirror's debut album, Honestly, This World. Drowned In Sound gave the album 8/10 in their review, calling the album "a phenomonally fluent debut".

Artrocker Magazine (online) commemorated the release by giving away the album track "Fire" on their site for their readers to download, while organised a competition offering three of their readers a chance to win a copy of the album, absolutely free!

You can listen to "Fire", a track taken from the album, over on the ABoF SoundCloud page.

The Moth & The Mirror - Fire by abadgeoffriendship

Honestly, This World is out now on Olive Grove Records and available to buy on the band's Bandcamp page or alternatively you can get it on Amazon or iTunes.

The Birthday Suit's debut album, The Eleventh Hour also picked up some amazing reviews this week, ahead of it's release this morning.

"...with material this good, Idlewild's hiatus could be rather long." - Kerrang!

Kerrang! reviewed them in this week's mag, awarding the album an impressive 4 Ks, along with Big Cheese Magazine who hailed the album as "... a rewarding listen and the welcome return of a gifted British Musician".

With last week's fantastic review from This Is Fake DIY, the album couldn't have received a better reception!

If you'd like a taster of the the album, you can stream tracks on The Birthday Suit's official website or download the free album track "Do You Ever?" from the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page.

The Birthday Suit - Do you ever? by abadgeoffriendship

The Eleventh Hour is available to buy now for £7.99 via The Birthday Suit's official website.

The Birthday Suit are currently rescheduling their recently postponed UK tour. Keep checking Rod's Facebook and Twitter page for official updates.

We can, however, announce that he'll be playing the following three dates before the end of the year. Check out the details below:

  • 25th Nov - Beat Generator - Dundee
  • 26th Nov - Tollbooth - Stirling
  • 9th Dec - Greenside Hotel - Glenrothes

    The Lowriders has received some more great press for their debut album Fury.

    "... ‘Killer Day’ is a stunning rocker that features some particularly good tribal drumming and current single ‘Who’s Gonna Save Your Soul’ a heart-pumping, headbanger of a song." - Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot

    Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot gave the album an excellent review, and the Colchester rockers were also featured on Mad Mackerel, where you can listen to the track 'Big Moustache' and read a little about the history of the band., also gave their readers a chance to win a copy of the album, by giving away three copies in their latest competition! Click the link for full details on how to enter.

    Fury is out now via Adrenalin Records. You can buy the record from iTunes and from Amazon.

    A Genuine Freakshow saw their previous single, Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness given a spin on the latest episode of the 90 Minutes Of New Music Podcast. We'd forgotten just how amazing the track is, so head over there and check it out!

    The band are also giving away a four track sampler, taken from their album, Oftentimes. You can download it by visiting their official site and submitting your details.

    Tonight is the last chance you'll have for a while to check out their impressive live show at the final date of their UK tour:

  • Headline Tour

    • 11 November – South Street – Reading

    Their single is available to download now on iTunes, Amazon, 7Digital and

    Next Week. . .

    We've got two new bands joining the ABoF family next week - the fantastic Turnpike Glow, and Oxford based 4-piece Secret Rivals. Keep your eyes peeled for our official announcements next week.

    Until then, ABoF out!