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Jonah Maranga and Mikee J Reds tour, Kyoto Drive and Nikson on Kerrang Tv

Jonah Maranga and Mikee J Reds tour, Kyoto Drive and Nikson on KerrangTV

Engineer Records here and boy do we have some news to share with you! We are VERY proud to announce that the one and only JONAH MATRANGA (FAR, New End Original, Onlinedrawing, Gratitude) is not only coming to the UK to tour but is also releasing on ENGINEER RECORDS a split EP with our new boy MIKEE J REDS (Call Off The Search). The Split EP ‘Countrysides’ is now available to purchase at all digital distributers. “Beautiful acoustic guitar songs from two of the emo scenes top guys. Jonah Matranga is something of a legend in the alternative / emo / hardcore scene. A singer, songwriter and guitarist who has released a variety of solo material under his own name and Onelinedrawing. He has previously been part of the bands Far, New End Original and Gratitude too. He now continues to work and tour under his own name as a solo artist. Jonah‘s tracks on this release are; ‘Sweet Life & Secret World’. Mikee J Reds may be a newer name to many in the scene but he has done his time too, playing in Engineer Records bands The Sketch and now Call Off The Search and touring constantly, he now has his own solo project receiving great reviews. Mikee’s tracks on this release are; Living Well & Old Skin. Mikee J Reds can also be seen on Lava TV (Sky Channel 378) in his music video for ‘Living Well From Countrysides’. Also sold at the shows in a CD package. Countrysides is soon to appear in RockSound and Big Cheese but we are always looking for more reviewers, so please do get in touch to review this release ASAP. Also to accompany this great split, Jonah Matranga and Mikee J Reds are hitting the road for a second time this time keep it only to the UK. The Tour is being sponsored by the ever rocking Big Cheese Magazine!
The dates are as follows:

JONAH MATRANGA with *Mikee J Reds and Falling Into Difference
You Are All Those Things, Then You Are None Spring UK Tour 2011

26/05/2011 New Slang, London (w/ FRANK TURNER) * no MJR and FID
27/05/2011 Hamptons, Southampton
28/05/2011 Garage Upstairs, London
29/05/2011 Harry’s Bar, Stoke On Trent
30/05/2011 Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
31/05/2011 Tunnels, Aberdeen
01/06/2011 Tunnels, Aberdeen
02/06/2011 The Well, Leeds
03/06/2011 The Basement, York
05/06/2011 Trillian’s, Newcastle

Make sure you catch a show, it is not to be missed! On other GOOD news our bands Nikson (pop punkers of Hungary) and Kyoto Drive (emo punkrockers of the UK) have been added to the playlist of the Kerrang Music Channel so keep your eyes peeled for both of their fantastic music videos! These videos can also be seen on Lava TV right now. Also, Kyoto Drive and on tour with The Morning Of in the UK and Europe throughout June. Dates and more info to follow, but there will be a split release for this on vinyl and CD as well as new Kyoto Drive t-shirt designs too. There are videos for both bands at the Engineer Records You Tube channel right now. One last thing, please check out a brand new clothing company by the name of Get Better Clothing, inspired designs and filled with great promise being worn by Engineer Record‘s artists and more! This is just the tip of the ice berg a lot is coming your way soon! As always we are looking for more partners for promotions, gigs, trades and more reviews of our releases too. Just get in touch. Thanks for supporting the underground! Engineer Records

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