PictureHouse to release summer hit “Sunburst” this July

PictureHouse have announced plans to release their smash hit single “Sunburst” internationally on their PHRC label in the summer of 2017.

For two years in a row this summer song was the most played song on Irish radio, used in a national TV advertising campaign for a major retailer and was used in the soundtrack to a film. It propelled the band to stardom and brought them on tours with the likes of The Corrs, Meatloaf, The Divine Comedy, Mel C from Spice Girls, Texas, Ronan Keating, their own tours and festivals which saw them headline Dublin’s Big Day Out in Marley Park to 35,000 people.

A dispute with their then record company ultimately contributed to the band breaking up, meaning the track never got released properly in the UK. They reformed, releasing 2014’s “Evolution” (which spawned the hit single “Rules of Science” which was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 as well as countless other stations across Europe.)

PictureHouse have now digitally remastered a number of their songs in a package that’s not meant to be a greatest hits – but instead be a “best bits” including some previously unreleased material. The record is called “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” and is due for release in August 2017. More details to follow.

The band hope to confirm a tour in Winter 2017.


Two great bands touring later this year and Cats In Space release their second album ‘Scarecrow’ in August 🙂


9/11 Plug, Sheffield
10/11 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
16/11 The Tunnels Bristol
17/11 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
18/11 The Cluny, Newcastle
19/11 The Bodega, Nottingham
23/11 Stereo Glasgow
24/11 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25/11 The Empire Coventry
26/11 O2 Academy Islington London
1/12 The Waterfront Norwich
2/12 The Talking Heads, Southampton

Weds 06 The Borderline, London
Tues 12 The Globe, Cardiff
Weds 13 The Borderline, London
Fri 15 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sat 16 O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sun 17 The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 19 The Haunt, Brighton
Mon 25 G2, Glasgow
Tues 26 O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Weds 27 The Borderline, London
3/12 Planet Rockstock 2017



Get along to see the Dowling Poole, seriously the most musical fun you can have fully clothed…

Ticket links to the only three shows we will play in 2017…

The Marrs Bar, Worcester, Thursday 7 September:https://www.wegottickets.com/event/402602
The Bedford Esquires, Holy Moly, Bedford, Friday 8 September:http://www.wegottickets.com/event/402849
The Borderline, London, Saturday 9 September:http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/…/the-dowling-poole-ticke…/281117

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Dear all, we’re really pleased to share a brand new live video with you: David Bowie, which has just gone up on Youtube. It’s from the sessions we recorded at The Fish Factory in London a while ago. (Thanks to John Lynch and Ian Martin for putting it together).

We released this song in December 2015, just before David Bowie’s death. It’s since become an accidental tribute of sorts, but that wasn’t the intention. The song came about when Chris had a daydream that David Bowie, rather than David Cameron, was the Prime Minister.

THE RADIO SUN SIGN TO PRIDE & JOY MUSIC – new album ‘Unstoppable’ out in October 2017

Great band and really looking forward to hearing more new music from them.

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is happy to announce the signing of Australian Melodic Rock band THE RADIO SUN! Based in Melbourne, Australia the band consisting of Jason Old (lead vocals & guitars), Stevie Janevski (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Gilbert Annese (drums & vocals) is currently working on their fourth release “Unstoppable” which is planned for release in late October 2017. This new album once again will be mixed by Paul Laine (solo, ex Danger Danger, Dark Horse).

The band has just completed another European tour which included an astonishing performance at Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest and very successful shows in the UK and a gig in Greece. THE RADIO SUN will return to Europe with dates in the UK, Greece & Germany in March 2018.
*Anderstein Music will release the new album in Japan.

Connect with the band at: www.facebook.com/TheRadioSun
Label: www.prideandjoy.de / www.facebook.com/prideandjoymusic




Rare to see Francis Dunnery playing and the main attraction here is that him and his band are applying It Bites classics.

Hey guys, Can I ask you a big favor please?

Could you please come support my UK tour and tell all your family and friends to do the same? It would really help me out if you could let everyone know about my three date tour in January as we are celebrating the music of my first ever band ‘it bites’. It’s a five piece band, electric, full on rock n roll show.

Friday, January 20th – club academy Manchester.

Saturday, January 21st – the slade rooms, Wolverhampton

Sunday, January 22nd – bush hall, London.

Get all your old buddies together who you used to hang with back in the day. Grab a couple of beers (or 10) catch up on what’s been happening and come listen to two hours of your favorite music. It truly is gonna be a great show, I promise you that.

As you know, it takes a great deal of preparation to get this show together and I really want as many people to be there as possible. So if you can help out an old catholic boy and spread the word I would deeply appreciate it.

I’m starting to get ready for the tour now. I’ll have my old white squire strat back around my neck and we will have the sensational Francis Dunnery band ready to lift the roof off the building.

I hope you are having a great day and I sincerely hope you can find time in your day to tell your friends and family to come support the shows.

You can check the dates and get your tickets here

Thank you guys, I appreciate it. See you soon.
F xxx