Busted (2004 Busted album)
Busted is a compilation album by British pop punk band Busted, released in the United States in October 2004. Ten of the twelve tracks had been released as singles in the United Kingdom, with "Falling for You" being included with the intention of its being released as the group's first single in the United States, "Teenage Kicks" being included due to its popularity amongst British fans; the song is a cover of The Undertones' classic, first issued as the B-side of "Who's David?". This could allow the album to be viewed as the band's greatest hits; the album contains four tracks from their first album titled Busted and seven from the follow-up A Present for Everyone. The release of the album coincided with a documentary titled America or Busted, which chronicled the band's ill-fated attempts to break into the American market
Night Driver (album)
Night Driver is the third studio album by English pop punk band Busted. It was released through East West Records on 25 November 2016, is the band's first album of new material in thirteen years, following on from A Present for Everyone; the album marked a notable shift in sound from their previous albums, incorporating synthpop and alternative pop elements. It received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics. In 2005, Busted broke up after Charlie Simpson quit the band due to creative differences and focus on post-hardcore band Fightstar. In the years that followed and the other members of the band, James Bourne and Matt Willis, had various musical projects and ventures. In 2013, it was announced that Bourne and Willis would be joining with the members of the band McFly to form the rock supergroup, McBusted. Prior to going on tour with the new group and Willis visited Simpson to let him know of their plans to move forward with McBusted; the three continued to keep in contact and in 2015, after determining there was a creative common ground within the group following writing sessions in Philadelphia, it was announced that Busted would be reforming with the original lineup."We had 100% control.
We wrote and recorded the album without a record company," Simpson told Digital Spy. "We paid for it ourselves. We had no A&R guy coming in and being annoying - we just sat in a room and made a record. We took it to the record company and they bought into that vision."Willis has admitted he did not enjoy performing the song "Night Driver" live, stating "I hated playing that song because I had to play synth bass and it just bored the tits off me". Simpson and Bourne traveled to Los Angeles before and after their Pigs Can Fly arena tour and met with producer John Fields to begin writing and recording new material, they expressed in various interviews that there was no desire to continue the sound of their previous work, instead opting to have no expectations in the studio and find a new sound. Much of the album was continually recorded without having demos and as a result, many first takes of vocals and instrumentation made the album; the Japanese bonus-track "Beautiful Mess" was written in 2012 by James Bourne as a demo called "Gone" for his new band Call Me When I'm 18, prior to the Busted release, Bourne intended to release the song during his solo career.
"One of a Kind" is yet another track from those sessions intended for the aforementioned project. On 9 September 2016, the band revealed that their third studio album would be called Night Driver, that it would be released on 11 November 2016. Prior to the announcement, the first promotional single from the album, "Coming Home", was released on 3 May as a free download from the band's website. On 18 September 2016, "On What You're On" was revealed as the first single from the album, with a release date of 30 September. A music video for the track was uploaded to the band's Vevo account on the same day. On 9 February 2017, the band announced that the second single from the album would be "Thinking of You". Though a music video was planned, Bourne confirmed in November 2018. For its release as a single, the track was mixed by TAYST. On 18 November, the band premiered "Thinking of You" live during the Children in Need 2016 telethon in addition to performing "Year 3000". On 18 October, the band announced that "Easy" would be released as an instant grat track at midnight on 21 October.
A video of the track, live at Pool Studios, was uploaded to the band's Vevo account on 20 October, along with an announcement that the album's release date had been pushed back to 25 November due to production delays. On 8 November, the band announced that "One of a Kind" would be released at midnight on 11 November to those who pre-ordered the album. Credits per booklet. Personnel per booklet. "Night Driver". ITunes. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time, he was known for his unorthodox lifestyle, residing in a private amusement park he called Neverland Ranch, becoming the focus of tabloid scrutiny. Jackson's contributions to music and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades; the eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in popular music, his music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool.
Their popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Bad was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, he continued to innovate throughout the 1990s with videos such as "Black or White" and forged a reputation as a touring artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized complicated dance techniques such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, his sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. Jackson is one of the best-selling music artist of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide, his other albums, including Off the Wall, HIStory rank among the world's best-selling. He won hundreds of awards, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, is the only pop or rock artist to have been inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame, his other achievements include Guinness world records, 15 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards, 13 number-one US singles. Jackson was the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.
In the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy due to his changing appearance and behavior. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend; the case led to an investigation and was settled out of court for $25 million in 1994. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of propofol and benzodiazepine given to him by his personal physician, Conrad Murray. Jackson's fans around the world expressed their grief, his public memorial service was broadcast live. In 2019, the documentary Leaving Neverland detailed renewed allegations of child sexual abuse and led to an international backlash against Jackson. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, near Chicago, on August 29, 1958, he was the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family living in a two-bedroom house on Jackson Street.
His mother, Katherine Esther Jackson, played clarinet and piano, had aspired to be a country-and-western performer, worked part-time at Sears. His father, Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, a former boxer, was a crane operator at U. S. Steel and played guitar with a local rhythm and blues band, the Falcons, to supplement the family's income, his father's great-grandfather, July "Jack" Gale, was a Native American medicine man and US Army scout. Michael grew up with five brothers. A sixth brother, Marlon's twin Brandon, died shortly after birth. Joe acknowledged that he whipped Michael, he recalled that Joe sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed, ready to physically punish any mistakes. Katherine Jackson stated that although whipping is considered abuse in more modern times, it was a common way to discipline children when Michael was growing up. Jackie, Tito and Marlon have said that their father was not abusive and that the whippings, which were harder on Michael because he was younger, kept them disciplined and out of trouble.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993, Jackson said that his youth had been lonely and isolating. In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by their father which included Jackie and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine. In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with Jermaine, the group's name was changed to the Jackson 5; the following year, the group won a talent show. From 1966 to 1968 they toured the Midwest; the Jackson 5 performed at clubs and cocktail lounges, where striptease shows were featured, at local auditoriums a
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian, changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, the Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust; the trust was created in 1936 to "secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of the Guardian free from commercial or political interference". The trust was converted into a limited company in 2008, with a constitution written so as to maintain for The Guardian the same protections as were built into the structure of the Scott Trust by its creators. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than distributed to shareholders; the current editor is Katharine Viner: she succeeded Alan Rusbridger in 2015. Since 2018, the paper's main newsprint sections have been published in tabloid format; as of November that year, its print edition had a daily circulation of 136,834.
The newspaper has an online edition, TheGuardian.com, as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia and Guardian US. The paper's readership is on the mainstream left of British political opinion, its reputation as a platform for liberal and left-wing editorial has led to the use of the "Guardian reader" and "Guardianista" as often-pejorative epithets for those of left-leaning or "politically correct" tendencies. Frequent typographical errors in the paper led Private Eye magazine to dub it the "Grauniad" in the 1960s, a nickname still used today. In an Ipsos MORI research poll in September 2018 designed to interrogate the public's trust of specific titles online, The Guardian scored highest for digital-content news, with 84% of readers agreeing that they "trust what see in it". A December 2018 report of a poll by the Publishers Audience Measurement Company stated that the paper's print edition was found to be the most trusted in the UK in the period from October 2017 to September 2018.
It was reported to be the most-read of the UK's "quality newsbrands", including digital editions. While The Guardian's print circulation is in decline, the report indicated that news from The Guardian, including that reported online, reaches more than 23 million UK adults each month. Chief among the notable "scoops" obtained by the paper was the 2011 News International phone-hacking scandal—and in particular the hacking of the murdered English teenager Milly Dowler's phone; the investigation led to the closure of the News of the World, the UK's best-selling Sunday newspaper and one of the highest-circulation newspapers in history. In June 2013, The Guardian broke news of the secret collection by the Obama administration of Verizon telephone records, subsequently revealed the existence of the surveillance program PRISM after knowledge of it was leaked to the paper by the whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In 2016, The Guardian led an investigation into the Panama Papers, exposing then-Prime Minister David Cameron's links to offshore bank accounts.
It has been named "newspaper of the year" four times at the annual British Press Awards: most in 2014, for its reporting on government surveillance. The Manchester Guardian was founded in Manchester in 1821 by cotton merchant John Edward Taylor with backing from the Little Circle, a group of non-conformist businessmen, they launched their paper after the police closure of the more radical Manchester Observer, a paper that had championed the cause of the Peterloo Massacre protesters. Taylor had been hostile to the radical reformers, writing: "They have appealed not to the reason but the passions and the suffering of their abused and credulous fellow-countrymen, from whose ill-requited industry they extort for themselves the means of a plentiful and comfortable existence, they do not toil, neither do they spin, but they live better than those that do." When the government closed down the Manchester Observer, the mill-owners' champions had the upper hand. The influential journalist Jeremiah Garnett joined Taylor during the establishment of the paper, all of the Little Circle wrote articles for the new paper.
The prospectus announcing the new publication proclaimed that it would "zealously enforce the principles of civil and religious Liberty warmly advocate the cause of Reform endeavour to assist in the diffusion of just principles of Political Economy and support, without reference to the party from which they emanate, all serviceable measures". In 1825 the paper merged with the British Volunteer and was known as The Manchester Guardian and British Volunteer until 1828; the working-class Manchester and Salford Advertiser called the Manchester Guardian "the foul prostitute and dirty parasite of the worst portion of the mill-owners". The Manchester Guardian was hostile to labour's claims. Of the 1832 Ten Hours Bill, the paper doubted whether in view of the foreign competition "the passing of a law positively enacting a gradual destruction of the cotton manufacture in this kingdom would be a much less rational procedure." The Manchester Guardian dismissed strikes as the work of outside agitators: " if an accommodation can be effected, the occupation of the agents of the Union is gone.
They live on strife "The Manchester Guardian was critical of US President Abraham Lincoln's conduct during the US Civil War, writing on the news that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated: "Of his rule, we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty " C. P. Scott ma
Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. A band called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Deryck Whibley and backing vocalist Dave Baksh, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Thacker and backing vocalist Jason McCaslin, drummer Frank Zummo. In 1999, Sum 41 signed an international record deal with Island Records and released its first EP, Half Hour of Power, in 2000; the band released its debut album, All Killer No Filler, in 2001. The album achieved mainstream success with its first single, "Fat Lip", which reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains the band's most successful single to date; the album's next singles "In Too Deep" and "Motivation" achieved commercial success. All Killer No Filler was certified Platinum in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2002, the band released Does This Look Infected?, a commercial and critical success. The singles "The Hell Song" and "Still Waiting" both charted on the modern rock charts.
The band released its next album, Chuck, in 2004, led by singles "We're All to Blame" and "Pieces". The album proved successful, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard 200. In 2007, the band released Underclass Hero, met with a mixed reception, but gained some commercial success, becoming the band's highest charting album to date, it was the band's last album on Aquarius Records. The band released the album Screaming Bloody Murder, on Island Records in 2011 to a positive reception, though it fell short of its predecessors' commercial success; the band's sixth studio album, 13 Voices was released in 2016. |Impala]] awarded the album with a double gold award for 150,000 sold copies across Europe. The band performs more than 300 times each year and holds long global tours, most of which last more than a year; the group have been nominated for seven Juno Awards and won twice – Group of the Year in 2002, Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005. Sum 41 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the song "Blood in My Eyes".
Sum 41 was formed by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley and drummer Steve Jocz, under the name Kaspir after Whibley convinced Jocz to join his band. Jocz was a drummer in another band and Whibley was convinced that "he was the best drummer around". After having several lead guitarists and lead vocalists try out for the band, the duo added Dave Baksh as lead guitarist in order for Whibley to take over as lead vocalist; the group went through several bassists before picking Jason McCaslin to complete its line-up. The group members decided to change the band's name for a Supernova show on September 28, 1996, which happened to be the 41st day of their summer vacation. In 1998, the band recorded a demo tape on compact cassette which they sent to record companies in the hope of getting a recording contract; the tapes are considered rarities. From 1999 to 2000, the band recorded several new songs; the Introduction to Destruction and the Cross The T's and Gouge Your I's DVDs both contain the self-recorded footage, which show the band performing a dance to "Makes No Difference" in front of a theatre.
Sum 41's first EP, Half Hour of Power, was released on June 27, 2000. The first single released by the band was "Makes No Difference", which had two different music videos; the first video was put together using the video clips sent to the record label, the second showed the band performing at a house party. The album was certified gold in Canada. Following the success of the EP, the band began working on its first full-length album. Sum 41's first full-length album, All Killer No Filler, was released on May 8, 2001; the album was successful. "Fat Lip", the album's first single, achieved commercial success. The song remains the band's most successful to date. After "Fat Lip", two more singles were released from the album: "In Too Deep" and "Motivation". "In Too Deep" peaked at number 10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, while "Motivation" peaked at number 24 on the same chart. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number nine on the Top Canadian Albums chart; the album was a commercial success, was certified Platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.
The album's name was taken from the initial reaction from Joe Mcgrath, an engineer working in the studio. The success of the album brought the band touring offers with mainstream bands such as Blink-182 and The Offspring; the band spent much of 2001 touring. On November 26, 2002, the group released its second album, Does This Look Infected? The special edition came with Cross The T's and Gouge Your I's. Whibley said of the album: "We don't want to make another record that sounds like the last record, I hate when bands repeat albums." The album featured a harder and edgier sound, the lyrics featured a more serious outlook. The album peaked at number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number eight on the Top Canadian Albums chart, it was certified Platinum in Canada and gold in the United States, but was not as successful as its predecessor. The first single released from the album was "Still Waiting", which peaked at number seven on the Modern Rock Tracks chart; the second single, "The Hell Song" peaked at number 13 on the chart.
"The Hell Song"'s music video depicted the band members using dolls with their pictures on them and others, such as Ozzy Osbourne and Pamela Anders
Fightstar are a British rock band from London that formed in 2003. The band is composed of lead vocalist and keyboardist Charlie Simpson, guitarist and co-vocalist Alex Westaway, bassist Dan Haigh and drummer Omar Abidi. Considered a post-hardcore band, Fightstar are known to incorporate metal, alternative rock and other genres into their sound. During the band's early days, they were viewed sceptically by critics because of Simpson's former pop career with Busted, their live shows got a more positive reaction, their 2005 debut EP, They Liked You Better When You Were Dead, was a critical success. The band released Grand Unification, the following year. Editor Paul Brannigan called it "one of the best British rock albums of the last decade". Fightstar received a nomination for Best British Band at the 2006 Kerrang! Awards before releasing their second album, One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours, in 2007. A compilation album including B-sides and rarities, Alternate Endings, was released the following year.
The band self-funded and co-produced their third album, Be Human, which featured orchestral and choral elements. It was their highest-charting album. Fightstar went on hiatus in 2010; this included two folk-oriented solo records by Simpson and a synthwave side project operated by Westaway and Haigh called Gunship. Fightstar reunited in 2014 and released their fourth studio album, Behind the Devil's Back, the following year; the record added electronic elements to their eclectic sound. All four studio albums received critical praise. In November 2015, Fightstar once again went on hiatus, with Simpson rejoining Busted for the first time in over a decade. In 2003, when Charlie Simpson was still a member of the pop punk band Busted, he met fellow songwriter-guitarist Alex Westaway and drummer Omar Abidi at a party. During the party, an impromptu jam session took place. Simpson and Abidi played a loop of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name", agreed to attend a gig a few days later. After the show, they played guitars and a v-drum kit.
Westaway invited his school friend Haigh to practise with the band, they began booking rehearsal sessions. Abidi was studying sound engineering at college, guitarist Alex Westaway had moved to London after dropping out of university. Future bassist Dan Haigh based in London, worked for a game development company. Simpson was becoming frustrated with Busted's music because he could not explore his own creative desires; the music he wrote did not fit Busted's established pop style. Simpson's time with Fightstar caused tension in Busted, amplified when Fightstar announced a 14-date UK tour. Simpson told Busted's manager in December 2004 over the phone that he was leaving the pop trio to focus on Fightstar, wanted to do something his "heart was in". At a press conference at the Soho Hotel in London on 14 January 2005, Busted's record label announced that the band had split up after Simpson's departure several weeks earlier. After Simpson's decision to focus on Fightstar, the band entered Criterion Studios in London with producer Mark Williams to begin work on their first EP, They Liked You Better When You Were Dead.
It was released as a mini-album, containing nine tracks written during the six months Simpson and Westaway lived together. Recording sessions were interrupted, since Simpson was in the midst of a sold-out series of Wembley shows with Busted, they Liked You Better When You Were Dead, released on 28 February 2005 after a brief UK promotional tour. It was a critical success. Alex Westaway, the band's lead guitarist and co-lyricist, drew its artwork for the booklet. "Palahniuk's Laughter" received heavy rotation on music-video channels and spent many weeks on charts based on video and radio requests. The track entitled "Out Swimming in the Flood", was renamed after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; the EP's UK version contained five tracks, was ineligible for the UK Singles Chart. It was released the following year in North America as an extended mini-album by Deep Elm Records; the release was praised by critics, despite initial scepticism due to Simpson's former pop career with Busted. After the release and promotion of They Liked You Better When You Were Dead, the band were approached by their management about whom they wanted to produce their debut full-length album.
They requested Colin Richardson. Fightstar entered studios in west London and Surrey with Richardson in October 2005. Richardson, who had produced albums for Funeral for a Friend, Machine Head and Fear Factory, was meticulous during pre-production and took five days to tune the drums; when recording began, he called the band "very focused" and said that there was a "real buzz because nobody knows what to expect." Grand Unification is a loose concept album, influenced by and based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. With lyrics loosely based on the personal experiences of Charlie Simpson and Alex Westaway, its underlying concept revolves around two people who experience the last few days of their lives before the end of the world. Grand Unification was released in the UK on 13 March 2006 by Island Records, pre
Brigade are a British alternative rock band from London, formed in 2003. The four-piece consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Will Simpson, lead guitarist and backing vocalist James Plant, bassist Naoto Hori, drummer Andrew Kearton. To date Brigade have released three studio albums; the band have toured with such UK bands as Fightstar, InMe, Hell Is For Heroes and Busted, US bands including Aiden and Kill Hannah. Brigade came together in 2003. Early gigs saw them win a "Battle of The Bands" competition at the Emergenza festival at the West One Four venue in West Kensington during May 2004. Their'Safe Hands' demo gained the quartet significant interest in rock circles and in support, the quartet have been touring the UK to build up a strong fanbase. Brigade released their debut EP, "Made to Wreck", on 12 September 2005. To support the release of this EP, they toured with many bands. Brigade went back into the studio during early November 2005 to put the finishing touches on their debut album.
It was subsequently co-produced by Gethin Woolcock. The band finished their debut album by November 2005. Brigade began 2006 with a UK tour supporting Fightstar. Following this, the band embarked on a UK Tour throughout April and May 2006, the April dates co-headlining with Northern Irish band Fighting With Wire. Brigade released their debut album "Lights" on 29 May 2006 in the UK. "Lights" received impressive reviews from the press receiving 8/10 from NME, 4/5 from Kerrang! and 8/10 from Rock Sound. The band's first single, "Magneto" was released on 5 May 2006 in the UK, it charted at number 134 in the UK top 200, number 9 in the Indie Chart and reached No.3 in the Rock Chart. It was released in support of and 2 weeks before "Lights"; the band embarked on a tour of Ireland in July 2006. Their second single, "Meet Me at My Funeral" was released on 21 August 2006, achieving No. 4 in the UK rock chart. The music video for, shot in Canvey Island. Following the release of their second single, Brigade went on a co-headlining tour with Disco Ensemble as well as supporting Hawthorne Heights at their London show.
Kerrang announced in October 2006 that they were to include the Brigade song "Queenie" on their "New Breed" CD for 2006. Brigade embarked on a tour of the UK with InMe in October 2006; the tour diary was available on Brigade's Blog on their Myspace site. In support of the tour, Brigade released a video for their third single from "Lights"; the video was available to see on the Sky music channel Scuzz. The video for "Guillotine" was shot at a pub near London Bridge with ex-Hollyoaks star Elise Du Toit, Andrew Howard and Matt Berry. All 3 music videos are still available to stream on Mighty Atom's website. "Lights" was re-released on 30 October 2006. The re-release included a second CD including promo videos for the songs "Magneto", "Meet Me at My Funeral" and "Go Slow" as well as having some live videos of the band. During December 2006, Brigade supported Minus The Bear at the Islington Academy. In early 2007, "Lights" was voted into the "Top 10 Albums of 2006" in the Rock Sound Readers' Poll; the Band prepared to record their second album during early 2007.
A new demo of a song called "Yes It Is" was made available to listen to on their website. Throughout early 2007, the band put up two more demos, "Res Head" and "Asinine". Throughout February 2007, the band toured; the band planned to perform new material at the Camden Purple Turtle, in April 2007. On 21 May 2007 Fim was replaced by June by Andrew Kearton. On 2 December 2007 it was confirmed that Brigade had set up camp and were recording the second album at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales. Chris Sheldon took on the Mixing duties; the band finished recording two songs in the first full week of recording and hoped to get the album out early 2008. Video diaries and photos from the studio were made available on the band's MySpace page. On 16 January 2008, through their MySpace site, Brigade announced the title of their second album to be Come Morning We Fight. Although an exact release date wasn't given, the band did announce the album would be released in the spring, they announced that they would be releasing a download only single on 25 February 2008 called "Shortcuts".
On 5 February 2008, the band put up in a MySpace blog, pictures from the latest music video they had been shooting. The band announced the video was for the first single from "Come Morning, We Fight", called "Pilot". On 25 February "Shortcuts" was made available to download for free from the band's website, it was put on the band's MySpace site, along with clips of new songs "Pilot" and "Slow Dives And Alibis". The video for "Pilot" debuted on MTV2 in the UK Rock Chart during April, with the single release on 5 May and the album "Come Morning We Fight" followed on 12 May; the band embarked with Fightstar and We Are The Ocean on the Ride The Deathcar tour during May to promote the release of their second album. Brigade supported Aiden on their UK tour alongside Kill Hannah and Serpico. During early June 2008, it was announced that the band was to embark on a headlining tour of the UK, supported by Slaves to Gravity. During late June, the band announced the release of a double A-side single of "Sink Sink Swim/Stunning", to be released on 4 August 2008.
The release was limited to 500 CDs. Music Videos for the 2 songs were shot during June 2008. Beforehand the band played several warm up