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William McCarthy launches his solo career with “Time Ain’t Always By My Side”

William McCarthy launches his solo career with “Time Ain’t Always By My Side”

William McCarthy, formerly lead singer of Augustines, today launched his solo career with his first single “Time Ain’t Always By My Side.” McCarthy started a crowdfunding campaign through Patreon in the months after Augustines’ final gig last year, and has been working towards releasing his first solo album, from which Time is taken. The new single showcases… Read more

The Lucid Dream start crowdfunding campaign to replace stolen gear

The Lucid Dream start crowdfunding campaign to replace stolen gear

Carlisle Psych band The Lucid Dream have launched a crowdfunding campaign to replace the equipment stolen from their van this week in Paris. Writing on their Crowdfunder.co.uk page, the band said: After our gig at Supersonic in Paris (2/3/2017) we unfortunately fell victim to the recent spate of robberies occuring on bands vans. We have lost a… Read more

Looking for writers and photographers for festival season 2017

Looking for writers and photographers for festival season 2017

Greetings, Alivers! We’re just getting back from our New Year break and starting to get everything back up to speed at Casa AWA. Expect more reviews, photos and interviews to come as we continue our mission in 2017: to bring news of the bands that need to be heard to the folk that need to hear them. Are We… Read more

LIINES Headline at AATMA, Manchester, this Saturday

LIINES Headline at AATMA, Manchester, this Saturday

Manchester-based post-punk three piece LIINES will bring a stellar year full circle with a gig at one of Manchester’s hottest venues for new music, AATMA. Speaking to Are We Alive?, the band said: “Almost a year to the day [of the AATMA gig] we had our release party for Never There in the Night & Day Cafe, and that… Read more

Augustines Fans Donate Tickets to the River Reeves Foundation

Augustines Fans Donate Tickets to the River Reeves Foundation

A group of Augustines fans has bought extra tickets for the band’s last gig and has donated them to young musicians supported by the River Reeves Foundation, so that those musicians can see that dreams can come true. Thrilled that musicians supported by #riverreevesfoundation @viola_beach are coming to @WeAreAugustines in @O2AcademyLpool c/o fans #tiyl 💛 — Lisa… Read more

Editor’s note: We Are Not Dead

Editor’s note: We Are Not Dead

Just a quick note from the editor’s desk to say that yes, we are alive, despite the fact that the site got a bit static over the last couple of weeks. This has been due to illness; we’re a three-person team and The Dreaded Lurgi has brought us all too our knees. But we’re getting… Read more

Win Two Tickets to see Augustines’ Final Show

Win Two Tickets to see Augustines’ Final Show

Augustines will be completing their final tour this coming Monday, October 31st, at Liverpool’s O2 Academy. We at Are We Alive? are giving away two tickets to see one of the finest live bands on the circuit today. To enter, simply send an email to tiyl@arewea.live with the subject line “This Is Your Life”. Entries will be accepted from 09:00 BST… Read more

Jess Kemp to headline Factory Manchester this Friday

Jess Kemp to headline Factory Manchester this Friday

Manchester singer-songwriter Jess Kemp will headline the Manchester venue as part of Indie Week EU. “I’m very very excited to be headlining such a iconic venue with my band,” Kemp told Are We Alive?. “The venue building used to be the Factory Records HQ so it’s pretty big to be playing there.” Kemp and her… Read more

Augustines’ London gig changes venue

Augustines’ London gig changes venue

It was announced last night that Augustines‘ much-anticipated gig at Brixton’s O2 Academy has changed venues and will now take place at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. In an email to ticket holders, See Tickets said that tickets for the Brixton gig would be valid at the new venue, with refunds being offered for returned tickets providing that… Read more