With members from Smoking Hearts, Gallows and Nervus, Funeral Shakes bring us their self-titled debut album on February 16th. We spoke to Calvin Roffey and Simon Barker about how it all began. Created from a love of playing music and wanting to head in a different direction to their previous bands, Simon and Calvin took it upon themselves to bring these ideas to life and worry about forming the rest of the band later on.
Roses are red, violets are blue, sometimes valentines sucks but Punktastic still loves you! Check out our sad / break up playlist with songs chosen by some of our favourite bands. The first track was chosen by Shauna from Rews: “This song is wonderful and I think it speaks so honestly about that feeling of heartbreak!”Chosen by Skies In Motion: “Music doesn’t get more heart-wrenching than what Dallas Green comes up with.
Slam Dunk Festival, is back for its 12th year this May. We for one, can't waitIn the run up to the festival we are presenting ‘Postcards From Slam Dunk’, a series of quick fire Q+A’s with some of the bands set to appear at the event. Next up we talk to Trash Boat’s frontman Tobi DuncanIt’s an honour to be invited back. Slam dunk is arguably the best festival in the UK, particularly for our vibe. It’s always one of the best shows we’ll play in the year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".