Hiem is where the Harley heart is

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TWO weeks and counting until their début album emerges, Sheffield electronic duo Hiem, above, host a launch party tomorrow at city venue The Harley.

Escape From Division Street is the first full-length outing since Bozz and Nico conspired following the demise of their respective bands, All Seeing I and Venini. Out on May 2 through Startalk International and distributed through German label Kompakt, collaborators on the record include Human League leader Phil Oakey and hip hop visitor Roots Manuva.

First single Freaky Nights is being released in digital format and as 12-inch vinyl through Marketing Music.

Get ready for the Big Cat room

WOULD you hand over your ears to this crew?

Well, fresh from taking glam metal to Spain and Italy, Welsh rockers Tigertailz, above, have their sights set on Sheffield‘s O2 Academy2 on May 18 for their first UK tour in four years.

The Travelling Band

The Travelling Band

Brandishing a new live album and a rejuvenated line-up, it marks the first page in a new era for the quartet which gained notoriety in 1990 on the back of second album Bezerk and a string of singles, magazine covers and videos highlighting bombastic but fun-filled rock anthems.

Reunited in 2005, they were struck by tragedy two years on when bassist/co-founder Pepsi Tate died from cancer. Tigertailz regrouped with bass player Sarah Firebrand and drummer Robin Guy in 2010.

“This line-up is a force to be reckoned with,” says guitarist Jay Pepper. “We’ve been misunderstood for most of our career but we hope this tour will help change that perception. We’re writing too – who knows what might happen this year.”

Travelling Band on their travels

A SEQUEL album from Manchester vendors of cosmic country pop has The Travelling Band fulfilling their name next month.

Screaming Is Something – out May 30 – follows Under The Pavement, the folk/rock-blurring debut resulting from a recording project in the Big Apple. The band take their understated psychedelia, vocal harmonies and nu-folk to SOYO on May 23.