AWOLNATION has announced a UK February headline tour and new single release “Not Your Fault”, available on February 20, 2012 via Red Bull Records. AWOLNATION has also confirmed an HMV Next Big Thing London show on February 10, 2012 at The Garage. The HMV curated events showcase the best new talent with nine UK venues hosting three bands a night. AWOLNATION will be joined by hotly-tipped Arcane Roots, with Invaders opening the show. Tickets are available to purchase now on the below links.

Full UK Dates:

Feb 7th MANCHESTER Night & Day £7.50
Feb 8th GLASGOW Arches £10
Feb 9th BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute £7.50
Feb 10th LONDON HMV NBT/ The Garage £10

The new single “Not Your Fault” is set for release on February 20th, taken from the debut album Megalithic Symphony. The single is currently in the Top 20 and rising at Alternative radio in the United States.

The Tim Burton inspired video for “Not Your Fault” sees front man Aaron Bruno and his band drifting into a brilliantly bizarre animated sci-fi caper, battling a deranged abominable snow beast to dodging bullets fired from a lizard like sea-creature before being incinerated…the list goes on! The surreal animated odyssey, directed by Cameron ‘The Gatsby’ Duddy and premiered through MTV’s PUSH campaign in the United States…

Inspired by the unique visual displays in the “Not Your Fault” video, AWOLNATION has launched Megalithic Mayhem, an online video game featuring the band members as characters and scenarios from the video as scenes in the game. Visit to play directly, or click HERE to play through Facebook. Megalithic Mayhem will also be available as an app for mobile devices in early 2012.

This has been a breakout year for AWOLNATION and their hit single “Sail”. It was certified Gold in the US while remaining in the Top 5 at Alternative radio for 5 weeks in a row, and was certified Platinum in Canada while also hitting #1 on the Canadian Modern Rock charts. In addition to selling out multiple headlining tours in the United States, AWOLNATION performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

A massive success story in the US, this year could very well be the time where AWOLNATION fever spreads like wildfire here.

Watch AWOLNATION’s videos here!

NEWS: The Xcerts Unveil Video For “Young (Belane)” ft. Twilight’s Jamie Campbell Bower

THE XCERTS return with their second album and follow up to 2009’s ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’; ‘Scatterbrain’ will be released on the 4th October through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Reuben, Far, Straight Lines…) preceded by new single ‘Young (Belane)’ a week earlier. The video for the single which is directed by Joseph Rodrigues Marsh was recently filmed by the band in a remote part of the Welsh countryside. Not wanting to be added to the list of bands creating standard performance videos the band called upon the help of friend, actor and fan of the band Jamie Campbell Bower.

Speaking of how this came about frontman Murray McLeod says “We were on tour a few month’s back and got a message on Twitter from Jamie (Campbell Bower) that said he was coming to one of our shows. Our Drummer Tom is a massive film buff and we were delighted that he was coming to see us so we added him to the guestlist. We spoke to him after the show, and he was a really humble, down to earth guy. When we were pitched the idea for the video, we instantly thought of Jamie who is an incredible actor.”

Jamie Campbell Bower is best know for his role of Caius in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and has recently completed the filming of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Part I and II. His filmography also features films directed by Tim Burton and Guy Ritchie and he is rumoured to be cast as King Arthur in a 10-part American TV series called ‘Camelot’ alongside Tamsin Egerton as his queen Guinevere.

In the video for ‘Young (Belane)’ Bower is cast as a creepy-obsessed fan that kidnaps the band and drags their unconscious bodies back to a secluded barn to add to his ultimate shrine of memorabilia. When not force feeding them Macaroni Cheese or cutting off trinkets of their hair Bower’s character gets distracted and while he’s dancing to one of the The Xcerts’ early releases the band make for an escape! But will they be successful?

The only way to find out is to head to The Xcerts official website ( at 5pm on 25th August when the video will be revealed!

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