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Communique March 2021

K÷ 

(Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker and Peter Hook)

limited edition 

K÷93 EP 

5th March 2021 

www.kd93.co.uk 

 

On March 5th  K÷, a unique collaboration between kindred spirits: Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker and Peter Hook, release a three track EP of brand new songs.

 

The K÷93 EP is released as numbered 10” on clear vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Limited to just 2000 copies worldwide, this beautifully presented release also includes a gig flyer postcard and exclusive sleeve notes by Jaz Coleman and Peter Hook.

 

Recorded in 1993 at Peter Hook’s studio, the recordings were lost until November 2019 when Chris Kettle (formerly of E.G. Records) handed Jaz a DAT cassette at a record signing for Magna Invocatio in a London record store, remarking “look what I found”.

 

Remastered from the original cassette, the session “could be described as spontaneous and magical” by Coleman  “I think it surprised all of us. Peter encouraged the softer, lower tones of my voice. And then of course we emerged from the haze and went our separate ways.”

 

“I think these tracks are great. I hope something else happens or at least we play them some time.I’ve missed you lads! “ exclaims Hook.

 

“When you listen to this rare chemistry, you will understand why I’ve always felt this experience begs for a full opus magnum somewhere in the near future.” – Coleman.

 

To pre-order the K÷93 10” and exclusive merchandise including T-shirts and mugs go to:  https://www.kd93.co.uk

 

K÷93 EP  track listing

1: Remembrance Day

2: Giving Up The Ghost 

3: Scrying

 

Communique March 2021

The Heat Inc. 

release 

self titled debut EP 

released 26th March 

The debut EP from The Heat Inc. screams out to be played at excessively loud volume in a tiny, sweaty basement with too many bodies and absolutely no air conditioning. In the absence of such nights, you should thoroughly crank it in your living room and lose yourself in the full-blooded thrill of their lean, mean sound.

 

Released on 26th March through Melted Dino Records, The Heat Inc.’s self-titled debut EP is an unregulated fairground ride of riffs and hooks, swinging between raucous rock ’n’ roll and mellifluous menace.

 

The 5 song EP includes both the singles: Your After Love Song and Raptors.

 

Your After Love Song erupts from the speakers with its corroded garage-rock riff and will grip any listener at first sight and simply refuse to let go.

 

“Everyone who’s ever had their heart broken can appreciate this sublime single,” exclaims Larry “Ratso” Sloman, author of On the Road with Bob Dylan.

 

Raptors, a caustic slice of vitriolic rock ’n’ roll was hailed as “a perfect rock song” by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age).

 

Opening track, Down In The City is essential commute fight music, while Sammy Swing Easy is easily the most soulful obituary never written by the Rolling Stones. Sleeper track, Polaroids, might just be the most noir song on the rain slick precipice of noise, featuring a sax outro from Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey) that’ll have you in a battered fedora in five seconds flat.

 

Watch the video for the dirty yet melodic Your After Love Song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJL9_KUV7As

 

Watch the “rock ’n’ roll in isolation” video for Raptors here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-4S0Khoa4w

 

Describing themselves as a “rock and roll band but only all the time”, The Heat Inc. recorded the EP at RYP Recording Studios in North West London, with Michael Smith (Elvis Costello) producing.

 

"The Heat Inc. show you how to improve on two guitars, bass and drums - one guitar, bass

and drums! Straight to the point, no messing, solid.” - Terry Edwards.

 

This year, The Heat Inc. “just want to get back to playing loud, dark, packed gigs in tiny venues to about fifty people and we want to share our noise with every single body there.” But in the meantime, crank up the EP.

 

Great rock and roll has always been alchemical and elevating and currently no band does

this better than The Heat Inc.

 

To purchase the EP, go to: www.theheatinc.bandcamp.com

 

The Heat Inc. are:

Jon Dodd - vocals , Nicolas Rigot - bass , Maurizio Vitale - drums & Marco Simoncelli - guitar

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheHeat Inc

The Heat Inc. are:

Jon Dodd - vocals , Nicolas Rigot - bass , Maurizio Vitale - drums & Marco Simoncelli - guitar

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheHeatInc/

Communique March 2021

WALKING PAPERS 

NEW ALBUM 

THE LIGHT BELOW 

OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2021

 

 

Critically acclaimed Seattle rock band Walking Papers release their new full-length album, The Light Below, on February 5, 2021 via Carry On Music and is now available for pre-order HERE

 

“This album was different by design,” explains principal writer, vocalist and guitarist Jefferson Angell. “We wanted to pull the arrow back a little further before we let it fly. Music is a liner art form. It’s changes and dynamics are crucial to it’s magic. These songs are special in their approach to their own idea and I’m thrilled to share them with anyone who will listen.”

 

Preceding the album release whiskey-voiced front man Jefferson Angell holds court, telling his tales over bluesy riffs with an alluring darkness on the second single, The Value of Zero. Heavy, thrashing drums and distorted, dystopian guitars take things in an unexplored direction, the droning noise-rock crafted by Walking Papers’ Benjamin Anderson surges around romantically cynical lyrics that Angell delivers like he’s staring down the barrel of a gun. 

 

A digital 45 of “What Did You Expect?” b/w “The Other Shoe,” was released in August, as the first taste of the full length. About “What Did You Expect?” online rock magazine Loudwire stated, “The new song arrives with a darkly sinister vibe, with Angell letting his bluesy vocal and story revealing lyrics hover over the backdrop of a steadily dark guitar line and distinctive haunting keys.”

 

The Walking Papers will be releasing a limited edition version of The Light Below on double white vinyl, the week ahead of the official February 5th street date. The vinyl will only be available at participating Independent Record Stores (see stores HERE) that are part of the Record Store Day organisation as an exclusive RSD  title.

 

Angell recounts, “Where I grew up, we didn’t have sidewalks let alone a record store. My older brother and his friends would go on big city expeditions, and return with their vinyl treasures, and we would all gather around the turntable like wise men in a manger. Not until I was able to make my own way to the big city was I able to peruse the isles of wonder the record store provided – always a first stop if not the sole purpose of the journey. These days I’m fortunate enough to live a few blocks from the cultural icon Easy Street Records, a beacon of West Seattle.

 

“Between the internet and the pandemic,” Angell laments, “we have lost a few stores, including a personal favourite, Rocket Records in Tacoma. RSD makes a difference in the lives of these small business that have made such a difference in ours.”

 

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About Carry On Music

Carry On Music is a partnership between the artist community and a global music and management company led by music industry veteran Tom Lipsky. Carry On’s executive team has achieved success with such iconic artists as Rush, Neil Young, Robert Plant, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, The Steve Miller Band, and many more. With representatives in Raleigh, New York, and Nashville, Carry On Music represents a diverse roster of established artists, as well as developing new artists through its record label and artist management divisions. Carry On Music LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHNL Holdings, Inc. (NY).

 

Communique 23rd April - SKY VALLEY MISTRESS announce UK shows “the 21st Century’s answer to Led Zeppelin II” ROLLING STONE magazine 

 

SKY VALLEY MISTRESS 

announce UK shows 

 

SKY VALLEY MISTRESS, inventors of the power chord and Iggy Pop’s influence behind forming The Stooges, have returned from the Californian Desert after recording their unreleased debut album at the infamous Rancho de la Luna studio. Working alongside Mojave Lord and Eagle of Death Metal, Dave "Dream Catcher" Catching, they have produced a record that is so electric NASA is already claiming it may have to be played from the moon and shot back to earth via lazer beam. This high voltage power could supply over half the planet with free energy by 2019. 

 

Ahead of releasing what Rolling Stone magazine have already tipped off as “the 21st Century’s answer to Led Zeppelin II”, Sky Valley Mistress will be shaking the heavens in front of the select few mortals who have taken the red pill and are ready to witness the heavy as hell reality of what rock and roll really is.

 

Sky Valley Mistress are the best thing you've never heard.

 

Sky Valley Mistress UK shows: 

May 

4th The Waterloo Blackpool

11th The Ferret Preston 

18th Rebellion Bar Manchester

19th New Cross Inn London

23rd Night & Day Manchester

25th Percy’s Whitechurch 

June

1st The Sanctuary Burnley 

22 Wangles Eccles 

 

Sky Valley Mistress is:

Kayley "Hell Kitten" Davies - Vocals
Starsky - Guitar
Maxwell Harvey William Newsome III - Drums
Russell "Russell" Russell - Bass

 

 

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Communique 23rd April Speaker First debut single 

 

Indonesian phenomena 

SPEAKER FIRST 

announce 

debut UK single

Break My Soul

& 3 shows in May 

 

On 1st June Speaker First release their debut UK single Break My Soul, an explosion of raw, raucous and ballsy rock’n’roll. 

 

Watch now the video for Break My Soul, shot in Berlin, after they played at the Woodstock Festival Poland in front of 150,000 fans : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAIMCoaLzg

 

Indonesian three-piece Speaker First is vocalist Mahattir Alkatiry and twin brothers Beny Barnady and Bony Barnaby on guitars. They became the first Indonesian rock band to gain US Airplay last year,  with their sound influenced by QOTSA, Wolfmother and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 

 

To celebrate the release of Break My Soul, Speaker First play 3 UK and promise audiences to “Expect good music, raucous sound, and full throttle rock n roll sound from Indonesia, a highly unexpected region for such music. For those of you who are bored, sick, tired, of the same lame ‘fake’ music airplayed over and over everywhere, should come and hear the real deal.”

 

Few bands really possess the hunger to take on the greats. Even fewer have the songs to back it up but Speak First do.

 

Speaker First May UK shows 

Sun 6th Sound City Liverpool

Tue 8th The Ruby Lounge Manchester

Thur 10th Underbelly, Hoxton London

 

 

 

www.speakerfirst.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/49mohGdxIV65rVKXNqHDSQ

https://www.instagram.com/speaker_first_official/

https://www.facebook.com/speakerfirstoriginal/

 

 

Communique 7th April - SKILLET’s Jen Ledger debut EP 'LEDGER' set to Release April 13.  

 

 

Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud Announce Exclusive Signing of Skillet's Jen Ledger to Solo Endeavor

 

Debut EP LEDGER set to Release April 13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=R-8G3UytENA

 

LEDGER to premiere songs live on Skillet tour this spring

 

Nashville, Tenn. (March 16,2018) - Jen Ledger, drummer and vocalist of multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated rock band Skillet is signing with Atlantic Records and Hear It Loud, the imprint encompassing the creative team of Skillet’s John & Korey Cooper and longtime manager, Zachary Kelm. Billboard exclusively announced the news yesterday.

 

"From when I started working with Skillet 10 years ago, I was immediately impressed with how vibrant and talented Jen Ledger is," Pete Ganbarg, President, A&R, Atlantic Records shared with Billboard.  "Her voice is so unique - and has become such an identifiable part of Skillet's sound -  that we've waited for most of the past decade for the moment when she would finally be ready to release her own music.  What she's been working on with John and Korey Cooper, as well as with Seth Moseley and others, shows that the wait has definitely been worth it." 

 

Her self-titled debut EP, LEDGER is set to release April 13. Beloved by fans with an engaged social media following, Ledger's unique vocals and powerful stage presence have given her a distinct role in Skillet since joining the band when she was just 18.The UK native has been working ardently in preparation for her solo launch, enlisting the talent of Skillet's Korey Cooper along with GRAMMY® Award winning songwriter and producer Seth Mosely to produce the six song project.

 

"It’s so surreal that I will be releasing my first EP in just a few weeks!," said Ledger. "The writing and recording process with Korey Cooper, John Cooper, Seth Mosley and many others has been so much fun and I’ve loved every second of it! Learning, growing, and creating with these ridiculously talented people has been one of the most rewarding seasons of my life. We’ve created something fresh that feels unique to me. I can’t wait to share these songs with everyone; it feels like I’m getting to share a new side of myself!"

 

In addition to her regular role with Skillet as drummer and vocalist, Ledger, along with a full band, will open April and May shows with new, original songs off her anticipated EP, LEDGER. The tour will stop in over a dozen markets, visiting San Antonio, Cedar Rapids, Huntsville, Orlando, Miami and more.

 

"It’s going to be crazy to step out from behind the drums and do my own show without the rest of Skillet around me," she continues, "but it’s a challenge I’m excited about. I’m so thankful to Atlantic and the Hear It Loud crew for fully supporting me and helping me launch this new chapter!"

 

 

 

"Skillet fans are going to flip when they hear LEDGER. This is what they’ve been asking for for a long time," said Skillet front man, John Cooper. "Jen has come Into her own as a singer, songwriter, and as a front person. We took our time making sure we were releasing the best project we could. The time has finally come and we cannot wait for fans to hear it!"

LEDGER Track Listing

1. Not Dead Yet

2. Warrior

3. Bold

4. Foreigner

5. Ruins

6. Iconic

About LEDGER:

Jen Ledger's unique vocals and powerful stage presence have given her a distinct role in Skillet since joining as the band's drummer when she was just 18. Ledger has had the privilege of joining Skillet as they have cemented their place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands, selling more than 11 million units worldwide, receiving two GRAMMY® Award nominations and winning a Billboard Music Award for the multi-platinum-certified Awake. 

 

With an engaged and ever-growing social media presence, the latest signee for Atlantic records is set to debut her solo endeavor, LEDGER, on April 13. 

 

Get Connected with LEDGER:

Website: LEDGERband.com

Instagram: @jenledger

Twitter: @jenledger

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Communique 9th April -  Killing Joke Laugh At Your Peril 40th Anniversary World Tour & Ltd edition career defining Box Set

Killing Joke

 

Laugh At Your Peril 

40th Anniversary World Tour 

& Ltd edition career defining Box Set

 

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.

 

To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, Killing Joke announce the release of the career spanning strictly limited edition flight case, which includes: 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art. The collection will also be available on CD.

 

‘Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP. Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over 2 years and begins with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KJ, who is ,after all this time, recognised as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law let the festivities begin!!! “ Jaz.

 

“Forty years in the wilderness ...Thought that was supposed to be 40 days.

As Jaz reminds me “Survival is success” and although the band have never been fiscally fat commercially, it has allowed us to have incredible lives, both individually and collectively and we have created a very rich wealth of uncompromising music. It’s a  legacy, that spans 4 decades ….40 years of spine tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise.

The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshit in the world into a white hot, blast furnace Dub of unrelenting passion, a rollercoaster, white knuckle punch in the face of beautiful agony/reality and timeless cosmic joy and soul. 

To commit to the creative beauty and vision you have as an artist, is an almost perverse way to live a life and the cost and consequences are immense...yet this is how we inform ourselves as a society,  of what is real and important In a world of fake news and fake emotions ...Like Shiva dancing the world into existence,  we are all simultaneously destroying and creating every moment of our reality . It is not though politics that the world is changed but through Art. Art alone can tell us who we really are, emotionally, intellectually and physically, far better than anything else. That is why we have committed so much, for so long to this one idea ...Killing Joke 

Thanks to all the fans and gatherers that have supported and joined us in this endless quest.” Youth. 

 

Killing Joke will start the tour in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, 17th November.

 

Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.

 

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, both in the studio and out on the road…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 40th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set 

 

 

Beautifully presented, this strictly limited edition flight case will contain 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art.

 

The 15 studio albums with bonus tracks and the extra content bonus album,  are all on individually coloured vinyl in new designed “stamp” sleeves. 

 

The bonus tracks include unreleased material and alternate mixes plus 8 new tracks never released in any format.

 

Vinyl box set contents in full: 

16 double vinyl albums in single sleeves.

One lyric book.

One set of headphones.

Five 30cm x 30cm art prints.

 

One 10 x 8 photo of the couple on the beach.

Two A4 flyers (Acklam Hall and Clarendon)

Five A2 posters (Wardance, Turn To Red, Pope, What's THIS for...!, current tour poster)

Five A3 posters (Pandemonium, Red version of first album, Pylon, the album stamp images, plus one of a J Cauty image).

One set of 6 postcards (images supplied by Youth).

One certificate of authenticity. 

 

The 40th Anniversary CD Box Set 

This will feature 16 double CDs in mini gatefold packs with printed inners will be hosted in a specially designed box.

 

 

To pre-order The 40th Anniversary Box Sets on Vinyl  and CD : http://www.killingjoke.co.uk/ 

 

Laugh At Your Peril World tour dates 2018

September 

Sat 1st Studio Seven, Seattle WA  U.S.

Sun 2nd Star Theater, Portland OR  U.S.

Tue 4th DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA  U.S.

Wed 5th Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA U.S.

Fri 7th Oriental Theater, Denver CO U.S.

Sun 9th Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH  U.S.

Mon 10th Soundstage, Baltimore MD  U.S.

Tue 11th The Paradise, Boston MA U.S. 

Wed 12th Irving Plaza, New York NY  U.S.

Mon 17th Granada Theater, Dallas TX  U.S.

Tue 18th The Mohawk, Austin TX  U.S.

Wed 19th Warehouse Live, Houston TX  U.S.

Fri 21st Lunario del Auditorio Nacional Mexico City Mexico

Sun 23rd Carioca Club, Sao Paolo Brasil 

Mon 24th Roxy Live, Buenos Aires Argentina

Thu 27th Blondie, Santiago Chile 

Sat 29th Cocos, Lima Peru

 

October 

Mon 15th Markthalle, Hamburg Germany 

Tue 16th Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich Germany 

Wed 17th E-Werk ( Erlangen), Hamburg Germany 

Fri 19th Huxleys, Berlin Germany 

Sat 20th Stodola, Warsaw Poland 

Sun 21st The Roxy, Prague Czech Republic 

Mon 22nd Bratislava, Majestic Music Club Slovakia

Tue 23rd Durer Kert, Budapest Hungary
Thur 25th Campus Industry, Parma Italy 

Fri 26th L'Usine / PTR, Geneva Switzerland

Sat 27th Cabaret Sauvage, Paris France

Sun 28th Live Music Hall, Cologne Germany 

Tue 30th Da Roma, Antwerp Belgium 

Wed 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam Netherlands 

 

November 

Fri 2nd Rock City, Nottingham UK

Sat 3rd O2 Academy, Leeds UK

Sun 4th Northumbria University, Newcastle UK

Tue 6th Barrowland, Glasgow* UK

Wed 7th Manchester Academy, Manchester UK

Fri 9th The Institute (The O2), Birmingham UK 

Sat 10th O2 Academy, Bristol UK

Sun 11th Guildhall, Southampton UK

Tues 13th Corn Exchange, Cambridge UK

Wed 14th UEA, Norwich UK

Fri 16th O2 Academy, Oxford UK

Sat 17th Roundhouse, London UK

 

Tickets available from : https://www.killingjoke.co.uk/tour

 

Tickets go on general sale on 13th April at 10:00 Local Time.

 

 

KILLING JOKE – 40 YEARS COLLECTION track listing - Vinyl and CD

 

Original studio albums with unreleased and alternate mixes plus 8 new tracks never released in any format.

 

KILLING JOKE

Requiem, Wardance, Tomorrow’s World, Bloodsport, The Wait, Complications, S.O.36, Primitive

Bonus content : 

Nervous System, Turn To Red, Are You Receiving, Almost Red, Requiem (Malicious Demo), Wardance (Malicious Demo), Bloodsport (Malicious Demo), The Wait (Malicious Demo), Complications (Malicious Demo)

 

WHAT’S THIS FOR ….!

The Fall Of Because, Tension, Unspeakable, Butcher, Follow The Leaders, Madness, Who Told You How?, Exit

Bonus content : 

Follow The Leaders (Dub), Madness (Dub), The Fall Of Because (John Peel Session), Tension (John Peel Session), Butcher (John Peel Session), Unspeakable (Richard Skinner Session), Exit (Richard Skinner Session), Youth’s Idea! (UNRELEASED)

 

REVELATIONS

The Hum, Empire Song, We Have Joy, Chop-Chop, The Pandys Are Coming, Chapter III, Have A Nice Day, Land Of Milk And Honey, Good Samaritan, Dregs

Bonus content : 

We Have Joy (Alt Mix) Brilliant, The Hum (John Peel Session), Empire Song (John Peel Session) We Have Joy (John Peel Session), Chop Chop (John Peel Session), Birds Of A Feather, Sun Goes Down, Flock The B side

 

FIRE DANCES

The Gathering, Fun & Games, Rejuvenation, Frenzy, Harlequin, Feast Of Blaze, Song & Dance

Dominator, Let’s All Go (To The Fire Dances), Lust Almighty

Bonus content:  Harlequin Single Edit (UNRELEASED), Me Or You, Wilful Days,Dominator (version), The Gathering  (alt mix), Dominator (John Peel Session), Frenzy (John Peel Session), Wilful Days (John Peel Session), Harlequin (John Peel Session)

 

NIGHT TIME

Night Time, Darkness Before Dawn, Love Like Blood, Kings And Queens, Tabazan

Multitudes, Europe, Eighties

Bonus content

Eighties (Serious Dance Mix),A New Day, Kings and Queens Geordie Dub Mix, Blue Feather dub mix, Love Like Blood Alternate (7” version - UNRELEASED), Eighties (Kid Jensen Session), New Culture (Kid Jensen Session), Blue Feather (Kid Jensen Session), All Play Rebel (Kid Jensen Session)

 

BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS (Restored Mixes)

Adorations, Sanity, Chessboards, Twilight Of The Mortal, Love Of The Masses,  A Southern Sky, Wintergards, Rubicon

Bonus content

Exile, Ecstasy, Victory, Adorations (12”) Sanity (Insane Mix) Adorations (7”) Sanity (instrumental)

 

OUTSIDE THE GATE 

America, My Love Of This Land, Stay One Jump Ahead, Unto The Ends Of The Earth, The Calling, Obsession, Tiahuanaco, Outside The Gate 

Bonus Content

America (Extended Mix) Stay one Jump ahead (Extended Mix) Jihad, May Day, My Love Of This Land (Early Version), Obsession (Early Version), Unto The Ends of The Earth (instrumental), Stay one Jump ahead (Dub Mix) 

 

EXTREMITIES, DIRT & VARIOUS REPRESSSED EMOTIONS 

Money Is Not Our God, Age Of Greed, The Beautiful Dead, Extremities, Intravenous, Inside The Termite Mound, Solitude, North Of The Border, Slipstream, Kaliyuga-Struggle

Bonus Content 

Inside The Termite Mound (Chainsaw Mix - UNRELEASED), Money Is Not Our God (Hideous Mix)

 

PANDEMONIUM

Pandemonium,Exorcism, Millennium, Communion, Black Moon, Labyrinth, Jana, Whiteout , Pleasures Of The Flesh, Mathematics Of Chaos

Bonus Content

Whiteout (Mark Radcliffe Session UNRELEASED), Exorcism (Mark Radcliffe Session UNRELEASED), Communion (Mark Radcliffe Session UNRELEASED),

 

DEMOCRACY 

Savage Freedom, Democracy, Prozac People, Lanterns, Aeon, Pilgrimage, Intellect, Medicine Wheel, Absent Friends, Another Bloody Election

Bonus Content

4 Stations Of The Sun, MASS, Drug, Hollywood Babylon

 

KILLING JOKE - 2003

The Death & Resurrection Show, Total Invasion, Asteroid, Implant, Blood On Your Hands, Loose Cannon, You’ll Never Get To Me, Seeing Red, Dark Forces, The House That Pain Built

Bonus Content

Zennon, Inferno, Loose Cannon (Demo), Seeing Red (Jagz Kooner remix)

 

HOSANNAS FROM THE BASEMENT OF HELL

This Tribal Antidote, Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell, Invocation, 

Implosion, Majestic,Walking With Gods, The Lightbringer, Judas Goat, After Burner, Gratitude

Bonus Content

Universe B, Afterburner (Remix)

 

ABSOLUTE DISSENT

Absolute Dissent, The Great Cull, Fresh Fever From The Skies, In Excelsis, European Super State,  This World Hell, Endgame, The Raven King, Honour The Fire, Depthcharge, Here Comes The Singularity, Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove 

Bonus Content

Kaliyuga, Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove (dub), Suicide Tribe (UNRELEASED), I am war (instrumental – UNRELEASED)

 

MMXII

Pole Shift, Fema Camp, Rapture, Colony Collapse, Corporate Elect, In Cythera, Primobile, Glitch Trance, On All Hallow's Eve

Bonus Content

Feast of Fools, Fukushima (UNRELEASED), Tishya ( Colony Collapse demo- UNRELEASED), World Revolution (Pole Shift – UNRELEASED)

 

PYLON

Autonomous Zone, Dawn Of The Hive, New Cold War, Euphoria, New Jerusalem, War On Freedom, Big Buzz, Delete, I Am The Virus, Into The Unknown, 

Bonus Content

Plague, Snakedance (Original mix), Panopticon, Pneumatic (UNRELEASED)

 

EXTRA CONTENT BONUS ALBUM

Wardance (Big Paul Vocal Version - UNRELEASED), Change (Malicious Demo), Birds of a Feather (alternate mix - UNRELEASED), New Day 12 on 7, Eighties (Coming Mix) Bread and Jam, Ecstasy (Extended Mix), The Fanatic (Demo), Solitude (Demo), Another Cult Goes Down (Portobello Mix), Our Last Goodbye, Love Is The Law (UNRELEASED), Turn To Red (Youth Dub)

 

 

https://www.killingjoke.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/

 

 

Communique 2nd April ALL SOULS video 

 

(TOTIMOSHI, DESERT SESSIONS)

 RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM 

via  SUNYATA RECORDS

& unveil new video 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NeH4uLII3g

 

All Souls, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former members of Totimoshi (Meg Castellanos and Tony Aguilar) and The Desert Sessions (Tony Tornay), release their self-titled debut album on Sunyata Records.

 

The band has just unveiled their debut video for Never Know , where things are not quite what they seem , watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NeH4uLII3g

 

All Souls, who formed in 2015 and have since toured with friends and colleagues in Red Fang, The Sword, Kvelertak, Torche and more, release the 9-track album via Barrett Martin’s (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) Sunyata Records.

 

“We had been wanting to be in another rock band,” explains Aguilar. “All Souls also reunited us with Toshi Kasai who produced three of our Totimoshi records. He has his own approach. It’s almost like you enter into a different world with his production. Each song becomes like a journey, and nobody curtailed that. We were all on the same page.”

 

All Souls was recorded at Sounds of Sirens Studio. Tool drummer Danny Carey guests on “Sadist/Servant.”

 

All Souls tracklist:

01. Party Night

02. Never Know

03. Money Man

04. Silence

05. Rename the Room

06. The Ghost is Flying Home

07. Sadist/Servant

08. Reveille

09. Time Bomb

 

All Souls is 

Erik Trammell - Guitars

Antonio Aguilar - Guitar and vocals

Meg Castellanos - Bass and vocals

Tony Tornay - Drums

 

All Souls just played 6 shows in the UK with Fatso Jetson as part of the Desert Fest tour. They “had a blast, the response was great and we can't wait to get back over there.” 

 

 

http://facebook.com/allsoulsband

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Communique 12th February CAROUSEL VERTIGO announce  March UK Tour  & unveil new video

 

CAROUSEL VERTIGO 

announce 

March UK Tour  

& unveil new video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OTIF5S5LQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Rock is dead, long live rock!  

 

It’s been said before and will be said again.  The truth is that rock music is and always will be here to stay, especially when a band like Carousel Vertigo creates, feels and plays it like it does.

 

Riding high on unanimously stellar reviews in France, of both its new album and recent live shows, Parisian rockers Carousel Vertigo will be touring the UK during March 2018 and promise audiences a  “hi-energy rock & roll show with 70s rock overtones” 

 

Carousel Vertigo play the best music you haven’t heard yet but already love. The short headlining tour of intimate venues will support the release of the title track from the band’s classic second album, ‘Revenge of Rock and Roll’.

 

Watch now in the video for ‘Revenge of Rock and Roll’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OTIF5S5LQ&feature=youtu.be

 

March UK Tour dates 

Thursday 1st  The Priory Hotel, Dover.  

Friday 2nd  The Holbrook Club, Horsham.

Saturday, 3rd  The Iron Road, Evesham. 

Sunday 4th  Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Monday 5th  Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross.  

Friday 9th  The Water Rats, London. 

Saturday, 10th Vic Biker’s Pub, Leicester. 

Sunday, 11th The Diamond, Mansfield. 

Monday, 12th  The Priory Hotel, Dover.

 

Tickets are available from www.carouselvertigo.com

 

 

"Revenge of Rock and Roll' ranks among the best albums ever made in France in the hard rock/classic rock genre."  

Le Parisien (French national daily newspaper)

 

“The French leader in classic rock.  Certainly, nobody does it better in all of France.  Brilliant.  My album of the month.”  

Phil Lageat, Editor, RockHard Magazine.

 

“Unstoppable.  Faultless.”  

Républicain Lorrain.

 

"This is indeed the revenge of rock 'n roll; rock that crushes everything in its path."  

Paris Move.

 

“Pushes classic rock to its limits.”  

Rock Made In France.

Communique  26th February The Professionals new video tribute to Lemmy & David Bowie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYg0365jX4Q

 

The Professionals 

new video

tribute to Lemmy & David Bowie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYg0365jX4Q

 

The Professionals unveil new video and pay tribute to Lemmy and David Bowie.

Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYg0365jX4Q

 

“I worked at the Odeon as a 16 year old. Got to see a lot of bands.” recalls Tom Spencer 

“When Motörhead played someone stole their bomber lighting rig! This song ties this to Steve Jones’ infamous theft of Bowie’s gear on the Ziggy shows.

We lost the two icons within about a month of each other - sometimes fate hands you a reason for a song.”

 

Taken from the new  album What In The World, ‘Going Going Gone’ features Billy Duffy & Steve Jones.  “One of my favourite songs because there’s so many chord changes (a couple of them quite strange) and great solo’s from Steve Jones and Billy Duffy.” says Paul Cook “The drumming is pretty tasty as well.”

 

What In The World features 10 finely crafted songs, full of rock’n’roll attitude  including  ‘Going, Going, Gone’. The album bristles with conviction and finds the band in electrifying form, delivering some of the most ballsy, honest and downright brilliant songs of their career. They are joined on this album by a stellar cast of guest guitar players including the aforementioned Steve Jones and Billy Duffy, plus Duff McKagan (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash), Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants).

 

“We’re buzzing about the album and can’t wait to spread the buzz” exclaims Cook. 

 

The Professionals dates

May 6th LCR Norwich w/ Buzzcocks & The Vapors 

May 11th PSK Festival. Stockholm, Sweden 

June 2nd Camden Rocks  

June 21-24 Isle Of White Festival 

August 2-5 Rebellion

 

The Professionals is 

Paul Cook Drums 

Tom Spencer Guitars

Paul Myers Bass 

Chris McCormack Guitars 

 

What In The World  is available now on Automaton Records from: 

Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-World-Professionals/dp/B076DSH6H3

Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-in-the-world/1292689520

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/7KNYxBPoQXr1hm5VRA4nHi

and all good record stores and digital outlets

 

‘This is the Bollocks’ 

Classic Rock 

 

‘Album of the Year’ 

Vive Le Rock 

 

****

Mojo 

 

 

**** 

Teamrock 

 

https://www.jointheprofessionals.net/

https://www.facebook.com/theprofessionalsband/

 

 

Communique 5th February - debut video from former Human League member 

 

Ian Burden 

debut single 

Let The Devil Drown

& video

https://youtu.be/YYGVzvHb4rE

 

 

Let The Devil Drown is the first single from Ian Burden, a tuneful sumptuous singalong, laced with dark humour through-out. 


Released on Rutland Artspace Limited label,  Let The Devil Drown was created performed and produced by Ian, and is the first single from the new album Hey Hey Ho Hum set to be released in March 2018.

 

Ian Burden put in 7 highly prolific years during the 80’s as a member of the Human League, in the imperial phase.  As keyboard player and composer, he co-wrote ‘Do Or Die’, ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’ and ‘Love Action’ on the ‘Dare’ album, as well as Mirror Man amongst others.

 

After limited involvement with music over the last 30 years Ian has now recently fallen back into it, in an unplanned way -  “A collection of vintage synthesizers were shamefully gathering dust in an attic, and deserved better fate. Some of them had done service with The Human League and other projects, and might be of use to somebody. Their condition needed investigation to see if they were in working order. Being modular units they required connection to a keyboard, which then led to routing through computer software, which in turn gave rise to riffs and rhythms. Chords and singing easily fell alongside, so I started recording.”   The first song released from this endeavour will be Let The Devil Drown.

 

Watch now the video https://youtu.be/YYGVzvHb4rE

 

“I don't think fine arts and music have engaged with each other very much, compared with movies and television etc. So I used some of my paintings as a video experiment. And I'm now inviting other artists to engage with me in an on-going video production.   

 

To order from Pledge: https://www.pledgemusic.com/ianburden

 

 

http://www.ianburden.uk

https://www.facebook.com/ian.burden.98

 

 

 

 

Communique 14th September /  Gary Moore Blues and Beyond box set  

 

 

Gary Moore

‘Blues and Beyond’ 

24th November 2017 on BMG

 

 

 

On 24th November 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro. 

 

Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.

 

As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing.

 

The ‘Blues and Beyond’ formats; 

2 x CD: Bringing together the cream of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, this digipack format is the perfect Gary Moore blues collection.

 

The 4 x LP counterpart format is housed in an awesome double gatefold “AxeWax” vinyl and features a number of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.

 

The Box Set: comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the world of Gary Moore. This full length Gary Moore-authorised biography is new, unreleased and all you need to know about the man behind the guitar. For the true collector, included are a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass. This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore’s blues output and documents the evolution of a legend.

 

To pre-order go to: https://BMG.lnk.to/GMBluesBeyondPR

 

Blues and Beyond track listing:

CD1

1. Enough Of The Blues

2. Tell Me Woman

3. Stormy Monday

4. That's Why I Play The Blues

5. Power Of The Blues

6. Ball And Chain

7. Looking Back

8. Surrender

9. Cold Black Night

10. There's A Hole

11. Getaway Blues

12. We Want Love

13. Memory Pain

14. The Prophet

 

CD2

1. You Upset Me Baby

2. Bring My Baby Back

3. I Can't Quit You Baby

4. World Of Confusion

5. Picture Of The Moon

6. Can't Find My Baby

7. Drowning In Tears

8. Evil

9. My Baby (She's So Good To Me)

10. Ain't Got You

11. Just Can't Let You Go

12. How Many Lies

13. Torn Inside

14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)

 

CD3 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

1. Walking By Myself

2. Oh Pretty Woman

3. Need Your Love So Bad

4. Since I Met You Baby

5. Surrender

6. Cold Black Night

7. All Your Love

8. Still Got The Blues

 

CD4 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

1. Too Tired

2. The Sky Is Crying

3. Further On Up The Road

4. Fire

5. The Blues Is Alright

6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)

7. The Prophet

 

‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow’ book information (box set only)

 

Three years in the making, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow is the official Gary Moore biography written by acclaimed music writer Harry Shapiro, who was given exclusive access to Gary’s family, friends and musicians.

 

Spanning Gary’s five decades as a professional musician, the story begins with his early, troubled life in Belfast which he dealt with by honing his extraordinary talent in private, becoming recognised as one of the city’s best guitarists even while still at school. Leaving home at 16, the guitar prodigy began a tumultuous career first in Skid Row then, aged only 19, an abortive attempt at running his own band and then on through the Seventies switching with consummate ease between the hard rock of Thin Lizzy and the complex jazz rock of Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum II. 

 

But even as a kid, Gary was telling his friends that he always wanted to be the frontman, never a guitar for hire. His solo career finally took off in 1979 with the chart single “Parisienne Walkways”. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success with the 1990 album, Still Got The Blues, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

 

Gary never found life easy. He had demons to battle, could be his own worst enemy and made quite a few extra ones on the way. But when he suddenly died in 2011, the outpourings of admiration and grief from fellow musicians and fans around the world was heartfelt. As Harry Shapiro says “I would never have written a simpering hagiography. Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself”.

  

www.gary-moore.com

 

 

2CD:  4050538287684 - BMGCAT105DCD

4LP: 4050538287745 - BMGCAT105QLP

Box Set: 4050538302608 - BMGCAT105BOX

 

 

Communique 5th September / The Professionals new album & lyric video 

 

The Professionals

new album 

What In The World

October 27th 2017

& unveil lyric video

 

 

 

The Professionals are back!

 

35 years later, the band formed from the ashes of the Sex Pistols by Paul Cook and Steve Jones is back.  Revitalised, re-energised and reinvigorated, the band proudly release their new album What In The World on October 27th 2017, on Automaton Records.

 

What In The World bristles with conviction and finds The Professionals on electrifying form, delivering some of the most ballsy, honest and downright brilliant songs of their career.  

“We’re not breaking any musical boundaries - we’re doing what we do best. From the heart with energy and integrity.”

 

Watch now the lyric video for Good Man Down here; 

Good Man Down feat. Steve Jones & Billy Duffy

 

 

Paul Cook and Paul Myers were reunited on stage touring with Vic Goddard’s Subway Sect. There the idea sprang to revisit The Professionals.  New frontman and guitar player Tom Spencer  was invited to come to rehearsals, to sing and play guitar while Steve Jones was being lured back to the UK to join.  As it became obvious Steve wouldn’t be heading over, and with rehearsals feeling better and better - the new line up was born.

 

The Professionals are also joined by a stellar cast of guest guitar players including original member Steve Jones (who plays on three tracks).  Duff McKagen (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Billy Duffy (The Cult) also join the party.

 

“In the studio we put the songs down as a three piece but what was needed was a second guitarist’s mind, to come from another angle.  Cookie dusted off his punk rock address book and made a few calls.  All the guests added their own unique magic.”

 

This energetic album features 10 finely crafted songs, full of rock’n’roll attitude -  including a tribute to Lemmy and Bowie, ‘Going, Going, Gone’.  Before closing with the Darwinian pop at world leaders ‘Monkeys’.

 

All the basic tracks were put down at Zak Starkeys studio, just outside London and were finished at Tower Studios in Pershore.  While the guests recorded in various studios, both here and in the US.  

 

What In The World was produced by Dave Draper with Paul Cook and Tom Spencer there to co-produce. The album is an aural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia.

 

To celebrate the release of What In The World The Professionals play a special headline show at London’s Garage on October 28th  

 

“We’ve been adding a new track or two to live shows but can’t wait to try some of the other new songs. We’re buzzing about the album, and can’t wait to spread the buzz.  Of course there’ll be old stuff played too. We don’t cover Pistols stuff (apart from Silly Thing) but as the gig’s 40 years to the day from Nevermind The Bollocks was released, we might just add a cover or two!”

 

The Professionals have created a truly honest album and it is the sound of a band at the top of their game, which is an all too rare odity in today’s world, so - put it on loud!

 

 

What In The World track Listing: 

1. Good Man Down feat. Steve Jones & Billy Duffy 

2. Let Go feat. Phil Collen

3. Going, Going, Gone feat. Steve Jones & Billy Duffy

4. Extremadura feat. Mick Jones & Victoria Liedtke

5. Rewind feat. Phil Collen

6. Hats Off feat. Duff McKagen & Chris McCormack

7. New Generation feat. Marco Pirroni

8. Take Me Now feat. Steve Jones, Billy Duffy & Marco Pirroni

9. Bad Baby feat. Terri Cook 

10. Monkeys feat. Duff McKagen & Phil Collen 

 

Cd Cat Number: AUTOMCD001

Vinyl Cat Number: AUTOMLP001

 

The 10-track album What In The World is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download to pre-order go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-professionals-what-in-the-world

 

The Professionals October UK dates 

27thSlade Rooms Wolverhampton 

28th The Garage London

 

Tickets available for  

Wolverhampton from https://www.theticketfactory.com

London from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-professionals-tickets/284319

 

Communique 28th August  - CJ Wildheart new album 

 

CJ WIldheart 

new album

Blood 

released 

October 20th

 

 

 

On 20th October CJ Wildheart proudly releases his new studio album, ‘Blood’, a riot of sound all held together through force of conviction, on Devilspit Records. 

 

With a punk spirit and a truck full of great tunes, the cathartic Blood pulsates with a bounding energy.  The contrast between the sheen and tooth-shaking sound on Blood’s 10 incisive and crystalline tracks will leave the listener reeling.

 

Watch now the first video Kiss It, which packs a ferocious punch and as CJ explains “Sometimes you just got to man up and apologise for your wrong doings. Kiss it!” :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q79kbCOolhA&feature=youtu.be 

 

The album was produced by Dave Draper and CJ, who played all the instruments, except drums provided by Jason Bowld (Pitch Shifter, Bullet For My Valentine).

 

Blood is an insouciant blast of punk rock angst, all brought together with melody and riffs. Opener  “Tea Leaf” sets the tone and lets you know right away that CJ isn’t messing around, the following nine songs include a cover of Weezer’s Tired Of Sex. Every song on Blood hits with immediacy and quickly feels like music you’ve known for years, while CJ’s wickedly humorous lyrics permeate throughout the album. 

 

Blood’s heavy sound is partially attributed to CJ’s ill health, caused by a severe bout of food poisoning, resulting in two operations ‘I recorded this album in constant pain so that pushed me to make an album where I could just vent and let stuff out.” While the raw honesty of Blood’s lyrics stem from “letting out the negative emotions that were bothering me.” 

 

CJ sounds as spirited and aggressive as ever and Blood is everything you could hope for from this distinctive and talented artist.

 

Primal. Gigantic. Loud as cannons. Blood is all of these things.

 

To pre-order Blood go to : http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/cj-wildheart-blood

 

Blood track listing 

1. Tea Leaf.

2. Gutless.

3. Lazybones.

4. Beak.

5. 50 percent Indian. 

6. Tired Of Sex.

7. Kiss It. 

8. Plastic Invasion.

9. Itch.

10. Lost In The Game.

 

cat number : DEVILSPIT004 

 

 

Communique June 30 Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors announce new single ‘Smarter'

 

 

Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors

announce new single 

Smarter

&

August UK tour 

 

"the song Smarter is a hit". 

 Stevie Van Zandt

 

Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce the release of  their new single Smarter  on August 11th , in advance of their 8 date UK tour.

 

“I think Smarter is a perfect example of all the ingredients coming together to give our band it's sound. Pop, Rock and Country can all be found in this tune, and I'm super proud of that. It's nothing that we do on purpose. It's just what happens when you take a dude from Texas, and put him in a band with hair metal loving British band mates. Haha. As my band mates would say, the chorus is a little cheeky... but it… actually comes from a very personal place. ‘I'm still not clean, and I'm not sober. I'm just a little bit smarter and a whole lot older’ ” - Ryan Hamilton 

 

Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors promise the forthcoming UK tour will be “as close to a drunken rock n roll show in a Texas saloon that folks can get in the UK. Drinks, music, friends. good vibes and good times all around.”   

 

Smarter is taken from the critically acclaimed new album The Devil’s In The Detail, an uplifting and energetic yet sensitive record, that celebrates music and storytelling. The 12 finely crafted songs, including the previous single Heavy Heart, clearly represent Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors distinctive mix of melodic pop and rock.

 

Aside from Ryan the album features UK musicians, including Ginger Wildheart – who handpicked Ryan & The Traitors as his main tour support in 2016 and plays lead guitar on the majority of the tracks. Scottish singer/songwriter Chrissy Barnacle also provides velvety backing vocals and duets on Don’t Say I Told You So.

 

Full of melody and charm with no reliance on nostalgia The Devil’s In The Detail is an aural treat and truly deserves a place in your heart.

 

August  HEAVY HEART UK Tour dates 

Thu 17th Bannermans Bar Edinburgh

Fri 18th Think Tank Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 19th Brudenell Social Club Leeds

Sun 20th Sound Control Manchester

Tue 22nd Hare & Hounds Kings Heath Birmingham

Wed 23rd The Bodega Nottingham

Thu 24th Thekla Bristol Bristol

Fri 25th Borderline London

 

Tickets available from http://www.ryanhamiltonandthetraitors.com/shows-1.html

 

"If the sun had lips and arms, and wasn't so damn hot, this album would sound like a kiss and a hug from actual sunshine. As it stands, being hugged by the sun would be a massively unrewarding experience. Unless you were another sun, of course. Which you're not. Or maybe you are? I dunno. But what I do know is that Ryan has the voice I wish I had and he writes songs I wish I'd written. 

One day he will be a huge star and will speak to me only via his secretary, but for now I am greatly honoured to recommend this album with every fibre of my person." -Ginger Wildheart

 

Website: ryanhamiltonandthetraitors.com

Facebook: RyanHamiltonandtheTraitors

Twitter: @TraitorRyan

 

For for information please contact 

matt@savagegringo.com

 

 

Communique The Soapgirls June 18th

THE SOAPGIRLS 

new album 

“Society’s Rejects” 

August 25th

 

The SoapGirls proudly announce the release of their new album - the angry, reflective and beautifully honest “Society’s Rejects” on August 25th.

 

The perfect balance of attitude, swagger and raw rasping vocals - Societys Rejects, is full of straight up rock’roll songs - tons of energy, flashes of anger and serrated guitar-driven angst. Nothing can stop The SoapGirls inevitable rise to the top. 

 

Arresting and compelling Society Rejects encapsulates and distills perfectly The SoapGirls live energy and replicates perfectly the thrill of their live show.  The SoapGirls uncompromising brand of music has been labelled “Revolt Rock’, a mix of revolting and revolutionary music. “Put it this way if music was a hand, revolt rock would be the middle finger, it’s there to piss people off make them think in this fucked up world.”

 

“Stand up, you know you’ll be shot down, life’s free but you’re gonna pay somehow” sings Mille on the opening title track, setting the tone for the whole album about society and how it “rejects anyone that tries to question the system. We are sold a dream of being free when in actual fact we’re not, if you do not conform and follow the guidelines society sets out for you you are vilified and rejected”

The energetic and diverse Society’s Rejects is full of finely crafted songs and rock’n’roll attitude. With unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, the fifteen musical nuggets on the album include previous singles as bonus tracks: the primal and emotional break up song Rather Be Dead and the Bad Bitch, a caustic slice of vitriolic rock’n’roll. 

The SoapGirls also “bring humour to the situation with Party in Hell, life’s already fucked up so might as well rock the party however you like, the politicians are so why cant we?”

 

Society Rejects is “a kick in the face followed by a kiss, it’s raw dramatic angry and passionate with warped humour thrown in” and finds The SoapGirls at their full creative tilt delivering frenetic garage rock with heavy and psychedelic overtones with a modern twist.  Armed with a venomous swagger and catchy, riff-oriented guitar grind, backed up by their strong songwriting abilities, dedication and determination to their craft, The SoapGirls have earned them a formidable live reputation and this raucous force of nature with a love for screaming guitars, in your face bass, and raw vocals have delivered a statement of intent with their exceptional debut.

 

The striking artwork captures their vision and fights back for women rights “first of all society tells you to cover yourself and be ‘decent’ so in true SoapGirl fashion of course we weren’t gonna do that”.

Alluring, hypnotic and nonchalant The SoapGirls, the French born sisters Ca(Millie) and Noe(MIE) Debray, hail from South Africa and were given their name by the general public back in 2004.   “We’ve been The SoapGirls since we were 8 and 9 selling hand made soap and street performing for various causes, we did this 365 days of the year for 9 years”.  Displaced master musicians and political agitators - few can match the SoapGirls visceral sonic hypnotic beauty and soul.

 

Societys Rejects is a record from a band that have found their sound and is ready for the world to hear.  There’s always hope for a new dawn however dark the sky might seem!

 

Societys Rejects track listing 

01. Societys Rejects 

02. Jonny Rotten

03. Waters Edge

04. Party In Hell

05. Air

06. Step Outside

07. Original Sin 4:00

08. Sams on Crack

09. You hate Losing

10. Drag You down

11. Play with Fire

12. Break You

13. Bury Me

Bonus tracks:

14. Rather Be Dead

15. Bad Bitch 

 

To purchase https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheSoapGirls1

 

Party In Hell UK tour 

The SoapGirls’ will be touring the UK throughout  the summer under the name Party in Hell Tour, in support of the album. The Party In Hell Tour will see the band bring their unique brand of ‘Revolt Rock’ to venues across the UK, including The Camden Rocks Festival on June 3rd and The Rebellion Festival in August.

 

The SoapGirls are on a highway to hell and they want you to join them to Party In Hell.

 

The SoapGirls Party In Hell UK dates 

 

June

The 22nd Hard Rock Cafe Live Room Glasgow 

Fri 23rd Wildfire Festival 

Sat 24th Gourock Bar

Wed 28th The Thunderbolt Bristol

Fri 30th The Doghouse Nottingham

 

July

Sat 1st Only Anarchists Are Pretty Grimsby Yardbirds

Thu 6th Lower George Inn

Fri 7th Festival Vic Bikers Club Coalville

Sat 8th Dares Bar Birmingham

Sun 9th Sixfields Rock festival Rock and Bike 

Fri14th Rock And Bike 

Sat 15th New Cross Inn London

Fri 21 st Surya , King Cross London

Sat 22nd The Shed Leicester

Sun 23th The Kingbilly Rock Bar Northampton 

Thur 27th Arches Coventry 

Fri 28th Rigger Stoke On Trent

Sat 29th Giffard Arms Wolverhampton  

 

August 

Tues 1st Fulford Arms York 

Thur 3rd Rebellion Festival 

Fri 4th Rebellion Festival / After show 

Sat 5th The Venue Selby 

 

The SoapGirls Ireland dates 

August 

Fri 11th Fibbers Ireland 

Sun 13th Stags head Dundalk 

Thur 17th Hagans Bar & Bar Bella Dungannon 

Sat 19th Bogans Bar Omagh 

 

Tickets available from wwwthesoapgirls.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheSoapGirls/

Communique April Killing Joke

 

KILLING JOKE

European Tour announced

includes intimate London show

plus Special Guest appearances

with Guns n’ Roses

 

Gatherers of the UK and Europe, Killing Joke are delighted to announce a series of shows for the summer…

 

“As always, we're looking forward to seeing many familiar faces out there, but also meeting some first-timers. It's wonderful to still be playing live for you, so hope you can join us…”

 

Killing Joke will start the tour with an intimate show at the Scala in North London on Monday, June 12th, before heading into mainland Europe; this run of dates includes 2 shows as Special Guests to Guns n’ Roses in Poland and Germany. 

 

Watch now, Killing Joke’s latest video, the apocalyptic ‘New Cold War’, directed by long-term associate / designer, Mike Coles:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwx9JOy4LU

 

‘New Cold War’ is taken from Killing Joke’s 16th studio album, ‘Pylon’, the band’s third consecutive release via Spinefarm Records; ‘Pylon’ entered the UK charts at No.16, giving the band their highest official UK chart entry in 21 years, their third highest ever!

 

In true KJ fashion, ‘Pylon’ is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; proof that Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.

 

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, both in the studio and out on the road…

 

 EUROPEAN TOUR JUNE 2017

Mon    12th       Scala, London, UK (headline show)

Wed   14th       Zeche, Bochum, Germany (headline show)

Thur   15th       Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany  (headline show)

Fri       16th       Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany (headline show)

Sun     18th       Fléda Club, Brno, Czech Republic (headline show)

Mon    19th       Progresja, Warsaw, Poland  (headline show)

Tues   20th       Stadion Energa, Gdansk, Poland (special guests with Guns n’ Roses)

Thur   22nd      Messegelande, Hanover, Germany (special guests with Guns n’ Roses)

Tickets available from :

London: http://myticket.co.uk/

Bochum: http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/veranstaltungen/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=8311 

Frankfurt: http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/veranstaltungen/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=8312

Leipzig: http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/veranstaltungen/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=8313

Czech Republic: http://obscure.cz/en/events/

Poland : http://knockoutprod.net/sklep/

 

https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/

 

For further information please contact

matt@savagegringo.com

 

 

 

Communique June 5th Erik & The Worldly Savages

 

Erik & The Worldly Savages' 

new video 

"Take Me Away”

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjL55Ql9DGo

 

 

Folk Punk anthem with Belgrade, Serbia's strange characters and mysterious vibe  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjL55Ql9DGo

 

Erik & The Worldly Savages' new video "Take Me Away" transports you to Belgrade, Serbia and a mystical world featuring gypsy children, a Muslim funeral, teenagers drinking and old people furiously dancing while waiting to die (to name a few elements).

 

The mystery and magic of the city of Belgrade, Serbia captured Toronto-born singer Erik's Mut passion and for nearly a decade he calls the city his home, using its contrasts and characters to fuel his inspiration for the ultra-danceable yet insightful and cathartic Post-Balkan Folk Punk anthems he plays with his band THE WORLDLY SAVAGES. 

 

Take Me Away, serving as the final track for the new album CULTURE VS. DESTINY, is the majestic pinnacle of Mut's Folk Punk odyssey, with driving, contagious rhythms, screaming melodic lines and intimate moments while Erik's reassuringly crazed voice howls tales of escapism and self-destruction.

 

The video for "Take Me Away" showcases the city Erik feels so passionate about. 

Mut captures Belgrade through his own eyes.  Self-directed and edited from bits of footage wandering around the city throughout many seasons, collecting soulful moments to broadcast the vibe of Belgrade to the world.

 

ERIK & THE WORLDLY SAVAGES will tour the UK in August 2017, with a headlining spot on the Old Town Main Stage at Boomtown Festival (August 11th) and gigs at Jamboree in Limehouse , East London (August 12th) and Hootananny's in Brixton (August 19th).

 

CULTURE VS. DESTINY will be released in later this summer.

 

For more information please contact

matt@savagegringo.com 

 

Communique June 18th Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics 

unveil new video 

Dancin’ Down Below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmZ8zNuAR8&feature=youtu.be

from the debut album 

The Man With Stars On His Knees

 

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics proudly unveil the powerful new video for  Dancin’ Down Below and with its riotous hooks it will impress. Watch the video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmZ8zNuAR8&feature=youtu.be

 

Dancin’ Down Below  is taken from their recently released debut album The Man With Stars On His Knees. The band will showcase this dynamic debut at festivals through-out the UK this summer including: Download Festival, Wildfire Festival and Ramblin’ Man Fair.

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees is informed by the sharp musical intelligence of Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics. “A lot of thought went into making an album that made sense. For a few years, I was so confused, tense and lost that I had more ammunition than I had ever had before to write lyrics and melodies that took me through the realms of anger, upset, uprising and all manner of feelings that probably manifested under a blanket of pressure and time.”

 

After leaving Heaven’s Basement, Buchanan formed The Cult Classics with sibling Laurie Buchanan on guitar, Tom McCarthy (guitar), Chris Guyatt (bass), and Kev Hickman (drums), as he  “wanted to be true to the art in [his] mind, and the sound”, “I'm proud to fly the flag for something a little different.”

 

Recorded at Plus11 Studio with long-term friend and producer James Curtis-Thomas, the resulting dynamic and fulfilling The Man With Stars On His Knees comes from “doing what musicians do best. Creating.“

 

The record kicks off with Show Me What You’re Made Of  as thunderous as prime Soundgarden and as kooky as MUSE and sets the tone for the whole album. The singles follow; first the lyrically purposeful and autobiographical All The Things You've Said And Done is an angry kick to the teeth and the first song Buchanan wrote for the album. It bristles with conviction while the Iggy Pop inspired Dancin’ Down Below with its riotous hooks follows.

 

This album is about struggle “bought on by surrounding yourself with the wrong people at the wrong time. What comes of that is negative energy. It’s the reason the album has such unique titles on it.” The Devil That Needs You talks of un-helpable addiction, A God Is No Friend speaks of not knowing what to turn to next be it a higher force or your next hit on whatever next passes by in the shop window of life, Mind Of A Mute speaks of how judged I felt over the years, there’s so much meat to this record. I don’t believe I could have written something like this without having been beat to an absolute pulp.”

 

You never find yourself in the presence of music that sounds self-consciously clever, everything flows before the incredibly elegant Morals, a showpiece song, stacked harmonies closes the album in the best possible way.

 

Every one of these 10 songs is a master class in how to write melodies that pull the heartstrings while refusing to rein in the balls-out instincts. Combined with the combination of fearsomely virtuosic metallic riffing, solid pile driving rhythm section and Aaron’s versatile and soulful voice ensures that The Man With Stars On His Knees is a colossal and essential debut.

 

It was important to the band to keep the album-circle tight. They didn’t want outsiders getting in on it and the album was like “a speakeasy, nobody knew anything about it unless they were on the inside and it stayed like that for months. Ryan Woods (bass/guitars on album) had a friend, Sam Mayle who had followed Buchanan from the previous band – it just so happened he was an insane artist. Ryan showed Aaron some of his work, amongst them a portrait of a singer from a great band of the mid-noughties and Aaron loved it so much because of the colour and detail that he asked him to do a version of it for the album in question, through this, the striking cover image was born. 

 

Aaron Buchanan believes and understands rock music can be both an unalloyed pleasure and a conduit for ideas, a means of provoking thought, a world in which you can reinvent yourself at the same time. And this has been achieved with the astonishing The Man With Stars On His Knees. “It’s inspired by many records, writers and voices from Eddie Vedder and Scott Weiland through to Queen and Manson – but it stands alone in it’s own cabinet of approval. The Man With Stars On His Knees was built for curious ears.”

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees retools every aspect of Buchanan’s story so far into something bigger, bolder and more emotionally potent. This brilliant and provocative artist has produced a hugely appealing and a simultaneously intricate and infectious debut album that deserves your attention 

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees  is an enabling vision and unequivocal triumph.

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees track listing 

01 Show Me What Your’e Made Of. 

02 All The Things You’ve Said And Done. 

03 Dancin’ Down Below. 

04 The Devil That Needs You.

05 Journey Out Of Here.

06 The Man With Stars On His Knees.

07 A God Is No Friend.

08 Left Me For Dead. 

09 Mind Of A Mute .

10 Morals.

 

To order the CD go to: 

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/aaronbuchananandthecultclassics

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics UK dates 

June  

11th Download Festival. 

25th Wildfire Festival. 

July 

29th Ramblin' Man Fair.

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics are

Vocals: Aaron Buchanan

Guitar: Laurie Buchanan

Guitar: Tom McCarthy

Bass: Chris Guyatt

Drums: Kev Hickman

 

 

Communique Devilskin May 15th

 

 

Announce 2 intimate UK headline shows

to coincide with DOWNLOAD 2017

 

 

DEVILSKIN following a hugely successful UK tour in March, are proud to announce a pair of intimate shows to coincide with their performance at Download 2017.

 

DEVILSKIN play Ireland with Airbourne before they return to the UK to play the Download Festival on Sunday June 11th at  4pm on the Dogtooth stage, followed by two headline shows in Bridgewater and Bournemouth on June 14th and 15th .

 

"We are totally excited to hit Ireland for the first time and especially so to share the stage with the mighty Airbourne, those shows will be off the hook! Then we get to live the dream of playing Download festival alongside so many of our heroes. We are so ready! All guns WILL be blazing and us Devils will be taking no prisoners! Look out Download!!”

 

Devilskin will be playing songs for their new critically acclaimed new studio album Be Like The River,  which features the singles Voices : https://youtu.be/rkX5Tjt4j1w and Pray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc4iMZ51Ro

 

History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album We Rise spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album Be Like The River.

 

Be Like The River was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour in 2016.  After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy. Murphy produced and mixed the album, working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

 

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.

 

Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

 

Musically twisted and possessed, catch the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin and be prepared to have your soul shredded.

 

DEVILSKIN  UK & Ire June tour dates

 

Tue      6th        Dublin              The Academy              w/ Airbourne

Wed    7th        Belfast                         Think Tank                              w/ Airbourne   

Sun     11th         Dogtooth Stage           DOWNLOAD 2017   

Wed    14th         Bridgewater                 The Cobblestones

Thur     15th         Bournemouth   The Anvil

 

Ticket links

Dublin: 
http://www.ticketmaster.ie/airbourne-dub…/…/18005168C0B0849E

Belfast:

http://www.ticketmaster.ie/airbourne-be…/…/380051697B8D0871…

Download Festival:

http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

Bridgwater:

http://www.seetickets.com/…/devils…/the-cobblestones/1102623

Bournemouth:

http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin/the-anvil/1102624

 

 

 

“I see no reason why not to give full marks”

10 out 10

Powerplay

 

  • Devilskin are coming all the way to our hemisphere and beyond, so watch out for them conquering a continent near you soon’

  •  

 

‘Devilskin have conquered their home territory New Zealand. Now it’s the rest of the world’s turn to surrender’

METAL HAMMER

 

 

“Be Like The River is an outstanding follow up sophomore album by Devilskin and I would highly recommend giving it a listen“

http://www.antiheromagazine.com/album-review-devilskin-be-like-the-river/

 

Buy both albums and when the 2017 UK leg of the tour comes I encourage all of you to see this band before they ascend to bigger things     

http://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/2016/11/reviews-hammerfall-crippled-black.html

 

Be Like The River is available here:

CD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Like-River-Deluxe-bonus-Tracks/dp/B01LY2X1RV

VINYL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Like-River-VINYL-Devilskin/dp/B01LX0H9H4

 

 

 

 

Communique The SoapGirls ‘Party In Hell’ Tour /  May 15th 

 

 

The SoapGirls proudly announce the Party in Hell tour, which see the band bring their unique brand of ‘Revolt Rock’ to venues across the UK, including  The Camden Rocks Festival on June 3rd and The Rebellion Festival in August.

 

“Society is already living in hell, they are taxed to death, becoming more constrained with government policies, senseless murders, terror attacks and the pc brigade.  So, we aim to bring the space where people are reminded that there is place for individual freedom, where the common ground is to let go, embrace the silly and forget the stresses of whats become a living hell for most. People need to make the most of what they have and not wait to die before living, one life, hell or not lets Party.

 

This tour we are pushing the message of standing up and not to be silenced out of fear of being rejected. In many ways we all have a reject side to us that we keep hidden in order to fit it, so we hope to encourage all who come to the shows to embrace that hidden reject and their individuality. If you are coming to a show for the first time be forewarned, there are little if any boundaries.   You might find our shows a little like that medicine your grandma tried to shove down your throat only to find that it wasn’t as distasteful as you'd imagined and you can’t wait for the next dose. We pretty much don’t really plan the shows too much as it’s as much about the crowd and the venue as it is about what does or doesn’t happen on stage. We love that every show is individual and some are themed, so, if you find yourself in a crowd dressed in nothing but waste and body stockings you know you are in for one helluva night, p.s. the music rocks just saying. See you there fellow Reject! love” Mille and Mie

 

The SoapGirls soon to be released new album Societys Rejects will be one of the most talked about releases of 2017 and will feature both Bad Bitch and Rather Be Dead , with 13 more songs of Revolt Rock. 

 

The SoapGirls are on a highway to hell and they want you to join them to Party In Hell.

 

The SoapGirls Party In Hell UK dates 

May 

Fri 12th Percy Whitechurch  

Sat 13th The Tavern Stalybridge 

Fri 19th  Alley Cat London

Sat 20th Trillions Newcastle

Thurs 25th Prince Of Wales Kettering  

Sat 27th Nice n Sleazy Morecambe 

Wed 31th Rebellion Bar Manchester

 

June

Fri  2nd  Iron Road Eversham

Sat 3rd Camden Rocks Festival on stage 5pm @ The Blackheat

Fri  9th Underground Bradford 

Sat 10 The Tree Horses Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire  

Sun 11th Bohemian Lounge Stalybridge 

Sat 17th The Face Bar Reading

The 22nd Hard Rock Cafe Live Room Glasgow 

Fri 23rd Wildfire Festival 

Sat 24th Gourock Bar

Wed 28th The Thunderbolt Bristol

Fri 30th The Doghouse Nottingham

 

July

Sat 1st Only Anarchists Are Pretty Grimsby Yardbirds

Fri 7th Festival Vic Bikers Club Coalville

Sat 8th Dares Bar Birmingham

Sun 9th Sixfields Rock festival Rock and Bike 

Fri14th Rock And Bike 

Sat 15th Gunners Pub London

Fri 21 st Surya London

Sat 22nd The Shed Leicester

Sun 23th The Kingbilly Rock Bar Northampton 

Thur 27th Arches Coventry 

Fri 28th Rigger Stoke On Trent

Sat 29th Giffard Arms Wolverhampton  

 

August 

Tues 1st Fulford Arms York 

Thur 3rd Rebellion Festival 

Fri 4th Rebellion Festival / After show 

Sat 5th The Venue Selby 

 

The SoapGirls Ireland dates 

August 

Fri 11th Fibbers Ireland 

Sun 13th Stags head Dundalk 

Thur 17th Hagans Bar & Bar Bella Dungannon 

Sat 19th Bogans Bar Omagh 

 

Tickets available from wwwthesoapgirls.com

 

Communique May 7th -  Smiley & The Underclass unveil new video

 

SMILEY  & THE UNDERCLASS

unveil new video

‘It's All England’ 

https://youtu.be/INR3JuWzTaI

from their forthcoming

debut album

REBELS OUT THERE

 

Britain is in chaos. Division, fear and a rabid right-wing press have stifled the unity of the United Kingdom - Brexit rules the day.  As much as politics (or politricks) have divided us, Smiley & The Underclass seek to bring people together with their new single: ‘It's All England’. 

 

Written on the streets of Camden Town, the record focuses not on ideological warfare, but on the country in which they live. The good, the bad and the ugly. No matter where you're from, as long as you walk with love, it's all England.

 

Watch Smiley and the Underclass kick over the statues now : https://youtu.be/INR3JuWzTaI

 

 

‘It's All England’ is taken from Smiley & The Underclass’ incendiary debut album Rebels Out There the soundtrack to a revolution that speaks for People, Planet and Positivity.

 

Smiley & The Underclass are a London band as only a London band can be, four nomads from different points of the compass, they are a rebel shout from a world on fire, a musical call-to-arms invoking a passion and honesty rarely seen in these times of cardboard cut-out pop-pollution.

 

Infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Roots and Dub music, and the deadly concoction of lyrics and guitars reminiscent of The Clash and Bob Dylan, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a burning fire largely missing from today’s music scene.  Heavyweight horns punktuate the skank of urgent guitars driven by relentless rhythms that are guaranteed to move ideas and dance halls across the UK.

 

The Underclass are Punky Reggae monsters, with catchy tunes and skanks sliced together with mind-altering garage guitars.  As catchy as Arctic Monkeys but South of the border, as young and endearing as Jake Bugg, but unadulterated by pop and as cool as King Krule but with a rootikal injection; The urgency is real and carries a climate conscious message powerful enough to awaken all punk rockers and roots rebels in this modern era.

 

With a debut EP under their belt, the band are lying in wait with their first album, Rebels Out There. Produced by the legendary Nick Manasseh and recorded at Mick Jones of The Clash's studio, expect heavy detonation, a musical explosion to shake the core of the UK.

 

Smiley & The Underclass don't like to ‘beat people over the heads’ with the lyrics on the new album and made a conscious effort to not use any names, because “that ages everything” - Smiley explains “I remember listening to ‘Taxman’ by the Beatles and wondering who Mr. Wilson and Mr. Heath were. It's the same with talking about David Cameron, Theresa May or even Trump. The themes are there and are pretty obvious for anyone who's willing to listen: environmental apocalypse, inequality, the death of reason and the rise of bullshit. The weird thing was that we wrote the album before the Brexit vote and the US elections. We were singing about building walls and making truth long before these arseholes came and turned reality on it's head.”

 

Smiley & The Underclass is made up of a spaced-out, vibesed-up bass player, a white Rastaman on deadly lead guitar, a bionic Japanese punk on drums, and a singer possessed with the spirit of musical righteousness, here to spread a positive message on issues like climate change, consumerism, inequality and racism.

 

With revolution on the cards and social unrest all over, Smiley & The Underclass capture the spirit of the times and Rebels Out There is a clarion call for the disenfranchised.

 

The soundtrack to the revolution is here. All you have to do is tune in....

 

REBELS OUT THERE track listing

  • Its All England.

  • Rebels Out There

  • Truth & Rights

  • Now You Know

  • Another Kind Of Human.

  • Want Stuff / Make Stuff.

  • Machiavelli Blues.

  • Babylon Is Spiralling Out Of Control.

  • No One’s Getting Out. 

  • Jump The Barrier .

 

Label : Bredda Recordings

Cat number : S&U001

 

To pre-order Rebels Out There go to :  https://smileyandtheunderclass.bandcamp.com/album/rebels-out-there

 

 

Smiley & The Underclass  are

Smiley - Vocals, rhythm guitar

Jay Hirano - Drums, percussion

Ryan Windross - Bass

James Shephard - Lead guitar

 

 

Smiley & The Underclass Tour Dates

MAY

26th    Bearded Theory Festival 2017  Walton On Trent

JUNE

02nd    Mau Mau Bar        London

08th    Menschenzoo Hamburg, Germany

09th    Bambara Groningen Netherlands

10th    Mad Music Club Hameln Germany

11th    Ballonfabrik Augsburg Germany

13th    Rosenkeller Jena Germany

24th    Hootananny, Brixton London

25th    Glastonbury Festival

JULY

14th Spanky Van Dykes Nottingham

 

“We live in a time of hypnosis, but Mother nature demands that we wake up

We Hope this album serves as a reminder to the listener of the positive power we each hold in our hearts and minds, that we might use such power for good in time of hate”

Smiley & The Underclass

 

 

http://www.smileyandtheunderclass.com/

https://www.facebook.com/smileyandtheunderclass

https://twitter.com/smileytownz

 

 

 

 

Communique May 1st Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors announce August UK tour  - unveil new video

 

Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors

announce August UK tour

&

unveil new video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUop4uBfPZg&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce an 8 date  UK tour in August and promise the shows will be “as close to a drunken rock n roll show in a Texas saloon that folks can get in the UK. Drinks, music, friends. good vibes and good times all around.”  

 

To celebrate the forthcoming tour Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors unveil the official video for infectious single Heavy Heart : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUop4uBfPZg&feature=youtu.be

The video captures perfectly the contrast of the different kinds of beauty in the UK, filmed in a nature reserve near Ashy De La Zouch, and then capturing great street art in Manchester.

 

Heavy Heart is taken from the new album The Devil’s In The Detail , which is an uplifting and energetic yet sensitive record, that celebrates music and storytelling. The 12 finely crafted songs, clearly represent Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors distinctive mix of melodic pop and rock.

Aside from Ryan the album features UK musicians, including Ginger Wildheart – who handpicked Ryan & The Traitors as his main tour support in 2016 and plays lead guitar on the majority of the tracks. Scottish singer/songwriter Chrissy Barnacle also provides velvety backing vocals and duets on Don’t Say I Told You So.

 

The Devil’s In The Detail, recorded in Scotland in a “building that's older than America” with producer Dave Draper, perfectly captures the bands live sound. “It's the first album I've ever made where I haven't wanted to go back and make changes.” explains Ryan “For me, it's a wonderful marriage of pop, rock & country. Something really cool happens when you bring my classic rock, hair metal loving British band mates, and my old school country, pop/rock loving Texan self together. It shouldn't come together as organically as it does, but it works, and we love it.”

 

Full of melody and charm with no reliance on nostalgia The Devil’s In The Detail is an aural treat and truly deserves a place in your heart.

 

Finally Ryan wants to say “THANK YOU to the wonderful people who are supporting us. We operate under our own record label, and our own management. We are out there competing with the big boys and doing it all on our own terms. We couldn't do it without all the incredible folks in the UK behind us, spreading the word. So, really, from my heart: THANK YOU.”

 

August  HEAVY HEART UK Tour dates

Thu    17th    Bannermans Bar            Edinburgh

Fri     18th    Think Tank Newcastle    Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat    19th    Brudenell Social Club     Leeds

Sun   20th    Sound Control                Manchester

Tue    22nd    Hare & Hounds Kings Heath    Birmingham

Wed  23rd    The Bodega                   Nottingham

Thu    24th    Thekla Bristol                Bristol

Fri     25th    Borderline                      London

 

Tickets available from http://www.ryanhamiltonandthetraitors.com/shows-1.html

 

Website: ryanhamiltonandthetraitors.com

Facebook: RyanHamiltonandtheTraitors

Twitter: @TraitorRyan

 

 

 

Communique Rhino's Revenge - May

RHINO'S REVENGE

announce May UK headline tour 

with stellar new line up featuring members of

FM and Uriah Heep

&

double A-side single

Take ‘em Down and Famous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfv1aUfilJw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

In a rare break from his day job as the bass player with Status Quo, John 'Rhino’  Edwards goes on the road for a run of 5 UK dates as Rhino’s Revenge and promises a night of “straight ahead good time noisy rock and roll performed by an ace band”.

 

That band now includes FM’s lead guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and Uriah Heep's drummer Russell Gilbrook, who join regulars Rhino and Matthew Starritt to complete a stellar line up.

 

In support of the shows, Rhino’s Revenge is releasing a heavyweight double A-side single featuring a new edit of Take ‘em Down (‘about a town called Kobanî’) and Famous, ‘about people who want something for nothing’.  

 

Wathc now the new  lyric video for Take ‘em Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfv1aUfilJw&feature=youtu.be

 

Both songs are taken from the band’s second album, Rhino’s Revenge II, which has now been released as an extremely limited edition vinyl pressing of just 300 copies, each autographed and sequentially numbered by Rhino.

 

Describing his music as having, “a bit more of a punky bluesy style than Quo, and less subtle”, the self-deprecating Rhino goes onto say “You wouldn't think that was possible, right?  Well I'm here to tell you it is and that's a great thing to me. It's not easy to be simple, although I have been accused of that in the past.”

 

 

Rhino’s Revenge 5-date UK tour  

May 5:    The Iron Road, Evesham.  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/376395

May 12:  100 Club, London.  https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/378833

May 13:  The Holbrook Club, Horsham.   Tickets via telephone only:  01473 751150.

May 18:  Bootleggers, Kendal.  skiddle.com/e/12852902

May 20  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow.  http://t-s.co/rhin1

 

In addition to general admission tickets, VIP packages are also available from the Rhino’s Revenge Store:  http://www.rhinosrevenge.com/shop/ 

The VIP package includes admission, a meet and greet with Rhino’s Revenge, a memento laminate and lanyard, a Rhino-branded gift and a voucher offering a 25% discount on anything – other than CDs and musical product – bought from the merchandise stand.

 

Rhino’s Revenge II album

Released by Molano Music, Rhino’s Revenge II is an energetic and diverse album that celebrates music, released 15 years after the band’s debut album. 

 

Rhino’s Revenge lI was recorded in ’11 days of pure magic’ with his sons, Max on drums and Freddie on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Starritt.  Rhino's daughter, Mae, also contributed backing vocals to the album, produced by Mike Paxman (Judie Tzuke, Uriah Heep, Asia, Status Quo).

 

"I play Rhino Rock, Thug Rock, Animal Rock, Heavy Rock, Pop Rock, but with the main focus on the lyrics and the songs. It’s rabble-rousing rock ‘n roll.”

 

Rhino’s Revenge II is an aural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia: instead Rhino and the band have created an atmosphere based around strong material and succeed in immersing listeners into the ambiance they have made. The album is the perfect manifestation of John ‘Rhino’ Edwards immutable wit, sadness, quiet anger and charm.

 

Along with the single Black Widows, the album features 11 further songs that deal with a wide range of subjects from vacuous aspects of modern life though to man’s best friend.

 

This is a quintessentially English album and there’s something indefinable but very special about Rhino’s Revenge II that makes it irresistible. Rhino Edwards, a confessed musicoholic, has created a truly honest album which ‘kicks like a mule’; a rare commodity in today’s world.

 

To order Rhino’s Revenge II go to www.rhinosrevenge.com

 

What the critics have said about Rhino’s Revenge ll

 

‘Cheekily honest and infectiously catchy.’ 

Classic Rock 

 

‘One of the most enjoyable albums we’ve heard in yonks and an unexpected entry into my top 10 list.’

Cack Blabbath 

 

‘RHINO’S REVENGE 2 is a great album with a great band and I would highly recommend buying it.’

Demonszone

 

‘It’s sure to appeal to Quo fans but you can extend that to anybody else who likes no-frills music interspersed with intelligent and witty lyrics . Well worth a listen’ 

Fireworks 

 

 

‘Not just for fans of Quo.....if you want a good time eclectic rock n roll album then this is a must.’ 

All About The Rock 

 

‘Thoroughly compelling and addictive.’ 

Rock and Roll Report

 

Rhino’s Revenge is:

John 'Rhino' Edwards: Vocals, Bass

Matthew Starritt: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Harp

Jim Kirkpatrick : lead guitar

Russell Gilbrook : drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/rhinosrevengeband

http://www.rhinosrevenge.com

 

 

Communique May - The Mission

THE MISSION

announce

The Complete Fall From Grace Box set

UK TOUR 2017

& new video

https://youtu.be/wPKmaLOIDn8

 

 

The Mission announce UK Tour for May 2017 and unveil a new video for Blood On The Road.

The six UK dates start in Bournemouth on May 17th  and includes Wayne’s Birthday celebration show in Sheffield, before concluding in Leicester on May 27th.

 

Wayne Hussey exclaims  “Well, it’s now just over a week since we played our last show of the year in Auckland, New Zealand, and after the fun and frolics we enjoyed over the course of the last two months on tour we are already looking ahead to doing some more next year. So, do you wanna do it all again? We do.

With that in mind we are pleased to be able to announce more shows for next May & June (see dates below). There will be a couple more shows added to this tour (one of which is a BIG one) which will also be announced as soon as we have all the details.

And, we’ve also put together a new video for ‘Blood On The Road’ which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/wPKmaLOIDn8

Filmed on tour in Bristol, Cologne, Utrecht, & Paris recently by James Sharples.“

 

The Mission have just completed their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011 and released the critically acclaimed and UK Top 40 new studio album Another Fall From Grace, which features Blood On The Road along with the singles : Tyranny Of Secrets and Met-Amor-Phosis.

 

Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.

 

With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 and armed by one of the most rabid fan bases in the world The Mission have continued to excite the legions with the release of their new album Another Fall From Grace and will continue to do so next year with these new shows.

 

The Mission UK Tour dates

May

Thu    11th    Norwich                Waterfront

Wed  17th    Bournemouth        O2 Academy

Thu    18th    Oxford                  O2 Academy    

Fri     19th    Liverpool               O2 Academy

Sat    20th    Newcastle            O2 Academy       

Fri     26th    Sheffield               O2 Academy    (Wayne’s Birthday celebration show)

Sat    27th    Leicester              O2 Academy       

 

UK Pre sale Wednesday 30th Nov and Thursday 1st Dec in the Mission online Store and for O2 customers. https://the-mission.tmstor.es

General on sale all shows Friday 2nd December - 10am from all the usual places..

 

THE MISSION ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE TOUR 2017 dates in full

May

Fri      12th    Belgium                Leuven Het Depot

Sat    13th    Germany              Oberhausen New Waves Festival

Sun   14th    Germany              Flensburg Roxy

Wed  17th    Bournemouth        O2 Academy

Thu    18th    Oxford                  O2 Academy    

Fri     19th    Liverpool               O2 Academy

Sat    20th    Newcastle            O2 Academy

Wed   24th   Greece                 Athens Gagarin 205       

Fri     26th    Sheffield               O2 Academy    (Wayne’s Birthday celebration show)

Sat    27th    Leicester              O2 Academy       

Tues 30th    Netherlands          Hengelo Metropol

Wed  31st    Netherlands          Tilburg 0-13

June

Sat    3rd      Germany              Hannover Musikzentrum

 

To order the new album alongside exclusive merchandise go to https://the-mission.tmstor.es

 

http://www.themissionuk.com/wp/

 

For further information please contact

Matt Reynolds

matt@savagegringo.com 

Tel: +44 (0) 7889 491 504

www.savagegringo.com 

Skype : savagegringo

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/savagegringo

Art is the most beautiful of all lies 

 

Communique April The Franklys

 

The Franklys 

unveil new video

Weasel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPnDF5uWE48

from their debut album

Are You Listening?

released

June 23rd

 

 

 

The Franklys are delighted to unveil the new video for Weasel taken from their debut album ‘Are You Listening?’ released on June 23rd on Hälta Hälta Records

 

Watch now the vibrant, quirky and colourful Weasel video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPnDF5uWE48 - guaranteed to make you dance.

 

‘Are You Listening?’ The Franklys demand an answer, scrawling it across the cover of their debut album and  finds Swedish Jennifer Ahlkvist and Fanny Broberg, East Anglian bassist Zoë Biggs and drummer Lexi Clark at their full creative tilt. It encapsulates The Franklys’ live energy and replicates perfectly the thrill of their live show. “We made a conscious decision to try and make as versatile record as possible with a mixture of energetic pop rock songs together with garage, punk, indie, hard rock and funk. Listening to it from start to finish really is a journey through all stages of our live show.”

 

Produced by Sean Douglas, The Franklys and Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello of The Graveltones, “we have finally managed to transfer the energy and how we sound live on to a record.”

 

The artist behind the striking artwork on the album is Cal Sino in Australia; “he's just freaking amazing! He usually does some sort of alien erotica animation, but agreed to do something different and unique for us, and we couldn't be happier with the result”

 

The Franklys have built a reputation for themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the London circuit and beyond with relentless touring across the UK, Europe and America, including a recent support tour with Airbourne and festival slots at Isle of Wight 2015 and Download Festival 2016. 

 

To celebrate the release of Are You listening? album, The Franklys embark on an extensive tour and play a special album launch show in London at The Old Blue Last on May 10th, where the band promise “a hairy rock fest!”

 

 

Are You Listening?  is an unequivocal triumph. So, are you?

 

Are You Listening? track listing 

1.         Castaway

2.         Weasel

3.         Puppet

4.         Keeper

5.         You Go, I Leave

6.         Don't Kill Your Friends

7.         Too Tall

8.         Imaginarium

9.         Comedown

10.       Bad News

 

Cat number:-

CD: HH02CD

Vinyl: HH01LP 

 

To pre-order THE CD go to:  http://thefranklys.bigcartel.com/product/the-franklys-are-you-listening-debut-album-cd

 

iTunes pre-order : http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1208414235?ls=1&app=itunes

 

The Franklys are

Jennifer Ahlkvist - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Fanny Broberg - Lead guitar /Backing Vocals

Zoë Biggs - Bass

Lexi Clark – Drums

 

“Mixing rock’n’roll, surf, garage and punk. It’s a dynamic sound that hints at a bright future for The Franklys” 

Vive Le Rock 

 

“The best thing they’ve done to date!’ 

Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music 

 

"All-girl garage group The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto." 

NME

 

The Franklys Tour dates 

MAY:

10th       The Old Blue Last     London

19th       Esquires                      Bedford

24th       Full Moon                    Cardiff

25th       Cavern Club              Exeter

26th       Voodoo Lounge        Stamford

27th        The Doghouse          Nottingham

28th       The Golden Fleece   Chelmsford

31st     Crauford Arms           Milton Keynes

 

JUNE: 

1st            Underground             Bradford

2nd       Star Inn                       Guilford

3rd       Camden Rocks         London

7th        Firebug                       Leicester

8th        Lending Room          Leeds

9th        Fibbers                      York

10th     Jumpin' Jacks            Newcastle     

 

JULY:

8th            Tannerfest

 

AUGUST:

5th            Verve Bar                  Leeds

6th            Rebellion                   Festival

 

http://www.thefranklys.com/

www.facebook.com/thefranklys

www.twitter.com/thefranklysuk

www.instagram.com/thefranklys

www.youtube.com/thefranklysofficial

 

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Communique July 2021

Ferocious Dog

announce brand new album details  

including full track list for

‘The Hope’ 

October 15th

https://ffm.to/thehope

Ferocious Dog are delighted to share an update on their forthcoming new album The Hope, released October 15th 2021, on Graphite Records, including the full tracklist.

 

‘I'd say that Ferocious Dog are a different animal on the recording of the Hope album. 

I think that we have perfected our skills of producing a masterpiece of an album.  Maturity runs through this album from start to finish and attention to detail is evident in the production.

We have released four great albums over the years of being a stand alone, unsigned band and we have pulled out all the stops having now signed to Graphite Records. 

This album ticks all the boxes.’ - Red Ken (Ken Bonsall)

 

“This album has been like no other Ferocious Dog album. Covid inadvertently allowed us the time and creativity to not only write the album but to spend more time on recording it than we’ve ever had before. This, along with signing our first record deal with Graphite Records, has allowed “The Hope” to reach it’s full potential and we just can’t wait to release it to the world” - Dan Booth

 

The Hope’s songs includes the ever-present traditional cover, this time with Hazel O’Connor for Will You. Along with the recent single, the album flows irresistibly through tales of historical observations to biting commentary on the plights facing the world today.  The songs follow a rollercoaster of pace and sentiment which will have you wanting to mosh one moment before having a moment to contemplate.

 

Watch the Pentrich Rising video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqwEsFnAqg4&t=1s

 

A great follow-up to the album Fake News & Propaganda - Ferocious Dog seem to have the knack of evolving their sound enough to pique your interest, without losing any of the sound or attitude that made you fall in love with them in the first place.  Once they’re allowed out to play again they’ve given themselves a real headache in trying to pick a set list from their now burgeoning back catalogue

 

The Hope vinyl and standard CD tracklist:

01 Port Isaac. 

02 Haul Away Joe.

03 Pentrich Rising. 

04 Victims.

05 Broken Soldier 

06 The Hope.

07 Exiled Life (The Chase).

08 Khatyn.

09 1914.

10 Born Under Punches.

11 Punk Police.

12 Slayed Traveller.

13 Parting Glass.

Digital album and deluxe digipack CD bonus tracks 

14 Sea Shepherd.

15 Will You. (featuring Hazel O’Connor)

Digital album only bonus tracks 

16 Mairi's Wedding pt.4.

17 1914 (Reprise)

Pre order / pre save The Hope go to: https://ffm.to/thehope

 

 

To celebrate the release of The Hope Ferocious Dog’s undertake a 22 date tour starting in Liverpool at the O2 Academy 2 on Friday 8th October and concluding at the Leadmill in Sheffield on Sunday 4th December. 

 

The band promise those attending “will be part of something very special, watching one of the very best Folk Punk bands in the UK with a high octane explosion of the very best live music.  People who have attended Ferocious Dog shows know exactly what to expect. People who are new to Ferocious Dogs live shows will be welcomed by the "Hell Hounds" as part of the growing Ferocious Dogs family.”

 

The Hope carries on in the strong tradition of Ferocious Dog albums, with thought provoking and politically charged lyrics, seamlessly combining with dynamic and eclectic music. 

 

The Hope album is available to pre-order in usual CD and vinyl, with ticket and T-Shirt bundles available, plus an exclusive limited edition green vinyl album, limited edition cassette and signed CDs here: https://thehope.ferociousdog.co.uk/

 

UK 2021 tour dates in full:

October

Fri 8th O2 Academy 2 Liverpool 

Sat 9th Marine Hall Fleetwood 

Fri 15th Old Fire Station Bournemouth 

Sat 16th Chalk Brighton

Sun 17th The Venue Derby

Mon 18th Old Cold Store Nottingham

Tue 19th Nightrain Bradford

Wed 20th O2 Academy 3 Manchester 

Thu 21st Nell’s London

Fri 22nd O2 Academy 2 Oxford 

Sat 23rd Waterfront Norwich 

Thu 28th The Globe Cardiff 

Fri 29th O2 Academy Leicester

Sat 30th Esquires Bedford 

November 

Fri 5th O2 Academy 2 Newcastle 

Sat 6th La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Fri 12th Ropetackle Arts Shoreham-On Sea 

Sat 13th The Forum Tunbridge Wells

Thu 18th Cheese & Grain Frome

Fri 19th Princess Pavilion Falmouth 

Sat 20th Exeter Phoenix Exeter 

Sun 21st Guildhall Gloucester 

Fri 26th KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 

Sat 27th Picturedome Holmfrith 

December 

Sat 4th Leadmill Sheffield 

 

Tickets available from : https://thehope.ferociousdog.co.uk/tickets

 

Please note for these rescheduled dates, original tickets remain valid. 

 

Ferocious Dog are:

Ken Bonsall - Lead singer & acoustic guitar.

Dan Booth - Violin & lead vocals on some songs.

Johnny Edwards - Multi-instrumentalist.

Ryan Brooks - Guitar

John Alexander - Bassist

Alex Smith - Drummer

 

“English working class Celtic-folk punk, The Levellers meets Billy Bragg meets The Pogues. As authentic as feck.” 

– Shite’n’Onions USA

 

“As someone who has played with The Levellers, Oysterband and Wonder Stuff… Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done.”

– Dan Donnelly (The Wonder Stuff)

Communique June 2021

Killing Joke

announce 

Honour The Fire 

UK Tour 2022 

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their first UK tour in over three years, 2022’s Honour The Fire tour.

 

‘The fire is that which brings us all together. 

And after this dreadful pandemic this tour will be like no other.

One great mosh pit!“  -promises Jaz Coleman

 

“The fire in our hearts that has sustained and protected us for over 40 years, never goes out.

It is our privilege to Honour The Fire and celebrate the white heat purification by sound. Join with us in a fearless leap through the sacred flames, into the unknown....let’s create the future we all desire,  by sonically destroying the one we don’t” - Youth 

 

Killing Joke’s 10 date tour will start at the Tramshed in Cardiff  on Monday, 28th  March, before concluding in London at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Saturday 9th April.

 

Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel show no signs of  mellowing. 

 

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels…

  

The full list of ‘Honour The Fire’ UK 2022 shows.

 

March 2022

28th   Mon Cardiff Tramshed

29th   Tue Nottingham Rock City

31st Thu Bristol O2 Academy 

April 2022

1st Fri Liverpool O2 Academy

2nd Sat Birmingham O2 Institute 

4th Mon Manchester Albert Hall

5th Tue Newcastle Boiler Shop

6th Wed Glasgow Barrowland

8th Fri Leeds O2 Academy 

9th   Sat Lodon Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 

 

Tickets available from www.myticket.co.uk on Friday 25th June at 10am.

https://www.killingjoke.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/

 

Communique June 2021

The Wildhearts 

announce brand new single & video

‘Remember These Days’ 

on Graphite Records.

https://ffm.to/21stcenturylovesongs

 

On 18th June The Wildhearts release a brand new single 'Remember These Days' before their appearance at the Download Pilot Festival on Sunday.

 

'Remember These Days' is the first single taken from the album '21st Century Love Songs', out September 3rd  2021 via Graphite Records: Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ev7_aGwjlLc

 

Sometimes inspiration strikes at exactly the right point in time, Ginger explains “I was sitting blind drunk one afternoon, looking at a picture of me and CJ on stage having a great old time. It had been a year since we’d played live and I started to miss it even more. So I started writing this song.

I never write while drunk. I’ve probably my done it half a dozen times in my life. But the picture got me all emotional, thinking about how much fun we used to have, even in the ‘bad old days’. 

It made me want to document these times because who knows, maybe we’ll look back on these times and remember only the good things?”

 

To purchase / stream 'Remember These Days’ go to: https://ffm.to/rememberthesedays

 

With The Wildhearts classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny still holding strong this creatively brilliant band who helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s are showing no sign of slowing down. 

 

21st Century Love Songs is the follow up to Renaissance Men, their highest charting album since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, which debuted at number 11 

 

To pre-order and pre save 21st Century Love Songs go to: https://ffm.to/21stcenturylovesongs

 

To celebrate the release of  21st Century Love Songs’ The Wildhearts play an 18 date UK tour. The tour will start in Cardiff on Friday 3rd September and concludes in Southampton on Saturday 25th September.

 

Their incendiary live performances over the last few years have seen the band’s popularity hit new heights as The Wildhearts continue to cement their reputation and legacy as one of the best bands the UK has ever produced.

 

Live 2021 dates in full 

Festivals

June 

20 Sun Download Pilot Festival 

July

17 Sat Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone 

25 Sun Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale 

29 Thu Wacken Open Air 2021, Wacken, Germany

30 Fri Rock and Blues Custom Show, Derby 

31 Sat Cleethorpes Rocks, Cleethorpes 

August

13 Fri Bloodstock

21 Sat Razernij Festival, Antwerp, Belgium

Headline Tour 

September 

3 Fri Tramshed, Cardiff

4 Sat SWX, Bristol 

5 Sun Phoenix, Exeter

6 Mon Cheese & Grain, Frome

8 Wed Academy 2, Manchester

9 Thu Electric Ballroom, London

10 Fri Waterfront, Norwich 

11 Sat Chalk, Brighton 

12 Sun Madding Crowd, Bournemouth 

15 Wed KKs Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 

16 Thu Guildhall, Gloucester

17 Fri Boiler Shop, Newcastle

18 Sat Stylus, Leeds

20 Mon Mac Arts, Galashiels

21 Tue Tolbooth, Stirling 

22 Wed The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 

24 Fri Foundry, Sheffield 

25 Sat Engine Rooms, Southampton

October

1 Fri Great British Alternative Festival, Skegness

2 Sat MK11, Milton Keynes

15 Fri Roadmender, Northampton

16 Sat Cornwall Rocks, Cornwall

November 

5 Fri MMH Radio 10 Year Birthday Bash, Birmingham 

11 Thu Hedworth Hall, South Shields

12 Fri Monsterfest,  Inverness

 

To purchase tickets please go to: https://bnds.us/yysup1

http://www.thewildhearts.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheWildhearts

Commnique June 2021

ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION

deluxe vinyl 

“Access Denied” 

June 12, 2021 (Record Store Day Exclusive Ed)

& announce competition

Asian Dub Foundation proudly please a deluxe vinyl addition of their “Access Denied”  on 12th June, with 5 exclusive bonus remixes. 

 

The album is released in the wake of the band’s collaboration with comedian Stewart Lee “Comin’ Over Here” unexpectedly hitting No.1 in the official UK Sales chart during the week the UK finally left the European Union. The tune was able to a raise a defiant cheer from a lot of people that have been disgusted by Brexit and its accompanying anti-immigrant rhetoric, and the rest of the album builds extensively on this theme. 

 

Asian Dub Foundation will be adding a new version of ”Comin’ Over Here” featuring another section from Stewart’s classic monologue plus two previously unreleased tracks from a special one-off  with none other than Adrian Sherwood at the controls. Also, expect two brand new remixes digidub style by Panda Dub and Manudigital and a new version of the album artwork specially designed for the RSD edition. “It’s great to be able to re-present the album on record store day as we wholeheartedly support the independent shops keeping alive the wonderful artefact that is the vinyl record, particularly in these times of COVID.”

 

Access Denied released by X-Ray Productions, with collaborations featuring Stewart Lee, incendiary Palestinian shamstep warriors 47 Soul and climate activist supreme Greta Thunberg.

 

The album showcases Asian Dub Foundation in full spectrum mode from the tough Jungle Punk sound of Stealing The Future and Mindlock through to the orchestral meditations of “Realignment” and the reggae lament of the title track.

 

Unbowed and undeterred Asian Dub Foundation continue their sonic opposition to the powers that be and Access Denied kicks harder and higher than ever.

 

Asian Dub Foundation also announce the “Singalong with Stewart” competition where you can do your own rant over “Comin Over Here”  and help keep the anti-xenophobia vibe that fuelled the Brexit No.1 campaign alive.  Record yourself ranting over the “Singalong Version” of “Comin Over Here” (available on all formats of the Comin’ Over Here EP) and send us a video or audio  to singalongwithstew@gmail.com   by  May 1st. The best ones will win a vinyl copy of our album "Access Denied" signed by us and Stewart Lee and we will post them to our social media platforms . For more details go to https://www.facebook.com/watch/cominoverhere/

and https://twitter.com/ADFofficial

Track listing 2LP Gatefold w/ printed inner sleeves & dl card included :

 

A1 Can't Pay Won't Pay

A2 Stealing the Future

A3 Frontline

A4 Access Denied

A5 Realignment

A6 Comin' Over Here (feat. Stewart Lee)

B1 Human 47 (feat. 47 Soul)

B2 Mindlock

B3 Swarm

B4 Lost in the Shadows

B5 Youthquake Part 1, Greta Speaks

C1 New Alignment

C2 Frontline Santiago (feat. Ana Tijoux)

C3 Smash and Grab the Future (feat. Dub FX)

C4 Comin' Over Here (feat. Stewart Lee) [Neolithic] *

D1 Hovering Shadows (live mix by Adrian Sherwood) *

D2 Kursk Down (live mix by Adrian Sherwood) *

D3 Access Denied (Manudigital Remix) *

D4 Swarm (Panda Dub Remix) *

 

  • bonus tracks – previously unreleased

 

                                             “Blue Peter for Snowflakes” - Stewart Lee 

 

https://twitter.com/ADFofficial

Communique June 2021

BMG to issue Uriah Heep's

‘Every Day Rocks’ 

featuring the first seven albums on 12” vinyl picture disc

Released by BMG 24th September 2021

https://uriahheep.lnk.to/EveryDayRocksP

On 24th September 2021 BMG proudly release Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks box set.

 

British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock.

 

The ambitious and beautifully presented Every Day Rocks box set includes the first seven albums on picture disc, plus seven accompanying t-shirts (one for every day of the week), corresponding art cards feature motivational lyrics and a calendar wall planner for planning the week’s Uriah Heep listening. These albums are available officially for the first time as picture discs and the albums; Demons And Wizards and The Magicians Birthday feature both reimagined and original artwork by renowned fantasy artist Roger Dean.

 

“Along with BMG we wanted to do something extra special for our fans which will give them a piece of Heep love every single day of the week. Our first 7 albums will be put on to picture disc, and there will be a t-shirt for each album to wear for each day of the week. 

We have also included a yearly wall planner, so that you can plan your listening or just make some notes on how the albums make you feel. This way you can keep on Heepin’ on!

‘Appy days!”  Mick Box.

 

Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, Uriah Heep rose from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide limo inhabiting rock stars. 

 

After selling over 40 million albums worldwide, over the years Uriah Heep have influenced many different metal bands around the globe, among the most popular being Dio. Bands including A-ha, King Diamond, Krokus, Demons & Wizards, Fifth Angel and Axel Rudi Pell have all cited Uriah Heep as a band of personal influence, while W.A.S.P, Tesla and Blackmore’s Night have all covered the band’s songs.

 

Uriah Heep continue to tour until this day with founding member Mick Box. 

 

Every day really does rock with Uriah Heep! 

 

Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks available exclusively via the Official Artist Store now to pre-order go to: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/EveryDayRocksPR

 

Every Day Rocks  includes:

…Very ‘Eavy …Very Humble first time on picture disc.

Salisbury first time on picture disc.  

Look At Yourself first time on picture disc.  

Demons And Wizards original and reimagined artwork by Roger Dean,  

new artwork available for the first time on picture disc.

The Magicians Birthday original and reimagined artwork by Roger Dean,  

new artwork available for the first time on picture disc.

Sweet Freedom first time on picture disc.  

Wonderworld first time on picture disc. 

Communique May 2021

/A\ , 

new band featuring 

Franz Treichler (The Young Gods), Emilie Zoé and Nicolas Pittet

release debut album 

18th June  2021

 

/A\  proudly release their self-titled debut album on 18th June 2021 on Hummus Records and Two Gentlemen.

 

The seven tracks on /A\’s debut album are the result of a series of jam sessions and perfectly synthesise the respective worlds of the members of this ad hoc trio. The lo-fi rock from Emilie Zoé and Nicolas Pittet blends perfectly with the sounds of the machines and samples of the leader of The Young Gods, Franz Treichler.

 

From one track to the next, a series of strange and perfect hybrids combine harmonically rich pop with driving rhythmic patterns, with perfectly arranged windows for woodsy acoustic soundscapes and electronic alterations. In doing so, /A\ multiplies different energies and dynamics: the warmth of a migratory blues (Hotel Stellar), cat-like, undulating post rock (Grain Sand and Mud), low-tempo machine-like fury (We Travel the Light), a pale morning atmosphere (Count to Ten), mutant trip hop (The Leaves), an idle climb to Golgotha (Our Love is Growing)… And the best in all this is that these trailblazing ideas follow each other with an incredible sense of naturalness.

 

/A\ track listing 

01 Hotel Stellar.

02 Grain Sand and Mud.

03 We Travel the Light.

04 Fire in mt=y Fingers.

05 Count to Ten.

06 The Leaves

07 Our Love is Growing 

 

To pre-order /A\ on limited vinyl, cd or bundle go to the on the online store: https://hummus-records.com

www.twogentlemen.net

In geometry there is a rule that says that all equilateral triangles are identical: their internal angles are congruent to each other and are each 60°, and their sides invariably have the same length.

 

But what’s true in mathematics is not necessarily true elsewhere. Take Emilie Zoé, Nicolas Pittet and Franz Treichler for example: when they combine their knowledge in a trio, this new triangulation gives rise to radically new forms.

 

This is no paradox, as demonstrated by the forces at work here: Zoé is a singer who converts the ghosts of everyday life into electric fulgurations on the extreme fringes of pop and rock; Pittet is her drummer, but above all he’s an all-round musician, as comfortable backing Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s primal dub as he is fiddling with electronics (e.g. his project Kera), and of course, Treichler is the well-known leader of The Young Gods, and band that’s been setting the bar since 1986 when it comes to transforming rock by infiltrating its genome into machines.

 

This diversity of backgrounds, tastes and experiences might at first sight have appeared as a reason to stay apart from each other, but instead it’s proved to be a vector of mutual attraction. What /A\ offers contains no foreign matter: Treichler, Pittet and Zoé’s aesthetics are intertwined through subterranean links that strike by their clarity, like the pieces of a puzzle that is both unexpected and surprising.

 

It’s through this profound entanglement that the pieces, one after the other, succeed in materialising hitherto unseen faces. They create something new: Hotel Stellar delivers an otherworldly blues, a slow snake that oscillates between the abyss and redemption; We Travel the Light, with its guitars measured in megatons, invents the notion of a steamroller possessed by insane joy; Count to Ten is a wash of restrained melancholy infused with almost Birkin-like touches, which, as the minutes go by, bristles with scratches and sandy echoes, like synthetic dub; The Leaves is yet another strange beast which could be considered as the evolution of a trip hop theme that would have been left to mature for a few decades in the noblest of drums. “It’s red, it’s hot,” says Zoé when asked to analyse the record. “You can feel like they’re (updated previously there’re) waves coming at you, but you never really know when.”

 

There’s something deeply organic behind /A\ in the meeting of minds. This is due to the genesis of the project, which was commissioned by the Transphoniques festival in Saint-Imier. The pandemic spread, cancelling the planned residency, but the preparatory jams that were performed during the summer of 2020 by Treichler, Pittet and Zoé simply couldn’t be stored away and forgotten. They provided the material for the present record and shaped its freedom of tone and form: “We set no restrictions for ourselves and that’s certainly what makes the band’s sound and lends this sense of coherence to the diversity of our worlds,” says Treichler. No restrictions, collaborating horizontally and downplaying the temptation of reverence (“Hearing Franz sing on our compositions is quite intimidating,” admits Zoé) ultimately meant levelling egos in order to work in three equal parts. Undoubtedly a recipe for success.

 

To pre-order /A\ on limited vinyl, cd or bundle go to the on the online store:

 

www.hummus-records.com

www.twogentlemen.net

Communique May 2021

Black Francis

Official deluxe vinyl album re-issues

‘Frank Black Francis’ , ‘Honeycomb’  and  ‘Fast Man Raider Man’ 

each released on vinyl for the first time 

on 14th May 2021

On 14th May Demon Records is proud to release three Frank Black albums which have never been available on vinyl before.  

 

Each is lovingly issued on 140g coloured vinyl: ‘Frank Black Francis’ will be available as 2LPs on white vinyl, ‘Honeycomb’ on translucent-honey vinyl and ‘Fast Man Raider Man’ as 2LPs on translucent vinyl. 

 

These three releases are part of an ongoing series of twelve vinyl Frank Black / Black Francis reissues in 2021.

 

‘Frank Black Francis’ includes solo acoustic demos from 1987 ahead of the first Pixies Studio session. Plus, a second LP of revisited classic Pixies songs.  And as Frank Black elucidates: “It had come to my attention that a forgotten old demo, recorded by my own hand on my own boom box in my old apartment, had resurfaced and would I be willing to release it?  As a time capsule it seemed fairly interesting, but as a full release it seemed lacking for the customers; and so while I was in London, waiting for something to happen in my lovesick life, Keith Moliné and Andy Diagram, David Thomas' Two Pale Boys, took me into their atelier and let me cry into my lager while they helped me augment the demo from the crypt.  At some point, I think I took off into the night and encouraged them to do whatever the hell they wanted; I think I may have been a bit of a drag on the session.  Being the consummate professionals they are (they had played on the Catholic's SHOW ME YOUR TEARS record recently, so I know they were...very good eggs) Keith and Andy really did not have a problem with this lost man paradigm, and I think their deconstructive and self-referential art methods are absolutely lovely.  Their treatment of PLANET OF SOUND remains one of my favorite versions.”

 

2005’s ‘Honeycomb’ is an album of Nashville collaborations with legendary musicians including Steve Cropper, ex-Presley guitarist Reggie Young, Anton Fig and Spooner Oldham. Featuring ‘I Burn Today’, ‘Lone Child” and ‘Honeycomb’ plus unusually for a Frank Black album, it has 3 cover songs, including "Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day" by Doug Sahm.

 

While ‘Fast Man Raider Man’, released in 2006, is a double album backed by a team of all star musicians: Al Kooper, Bob Babbitt, Levon Helm, Lyle Workman, Steve Cropper, Jim Keltner, Rick Gilbert, Simon Kirke, Ian McLagan, Chester Thompson, Dave Philips and Spooner Oldham. The album includes, ‘Johnny Barleycorn’, ‘In The Time Of My Ruin’ and ‘If Your Poison Gets You’.

 

In regard to ‘Honeycomb’ and ‘Fast Man Raider Man’ Frank Black explains:

“In my last year of high school there was a show some of the students put on at the close of the year; one of the faculty played a bit of organ and wanted to do an old number, and he brought me and a few other fellers together to do IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, a classic penned by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper. We did an encore of the tune at the big dance a few weeks later. I didn't really know who Steve Cropper was at the time, but of course, I would eventually. Years later my ambition to touristically pay homage to BLONDE ON BLONDE picked up pace when my friend Jon Tiven and producer for these sessions moved to Nashville and reminded me (as he did every 6 months for 10 years) about my little tourist trip idea. From the embers of burned up marriage is always a fine place to workshop some tunes, and so to Nashville I did go, and wouldn't you know that Steve Cropper himself was there with guitar in hand? He arrived along with other legendary types, too numerous to list here now, many of whom were veterans of Dylan sessions themselves; typical  band conversation in Dan Penn's laundry room, where we put the amps: "Didja y'all play on that LAND OF 1000 DANCES?" "Yeah, I think I was on that one...".  I kept my head down and did my best to be a band leader, wondering if I was in way over my lowered head. It turns out I was in way over my head, but the pickers and tinklers from the American rock and roll canon were real swell about the whole affair and walked me through it. For the next sessions on FMRM we moved over to Cowboy Jack Clement's house and I continued my dubious role as ringleader; an image of a fully suited Levon Helm, the late shift drummer for the session one night, arriving in a protective cloud of cannabinoid myst at 3am, exuding gentlemanly camaraderie and veteran charm: this remains my greatest memory. I can't say I rang every bell I tried to ring, but these records were such a burst of energy that allowing the burst to be the burst was the view of choice. I am most proud of those songs I penned with my good friend Reid Paley, who has been an influence since the early Pixies' days.”

 

To purchase Frank Black Francis go to: smarturl.it/Frank_Black_Francis

To purchase Honeycomb go to:  smarturl.it/FrankBlack_Honeycomb

To purchase Fast Man Raider Man go to: smarturl.it/FrankBlack_FastMan

 

The series of 2021 releases in full:

9 of these 12 releases have never been released on vinyl before.

 

19-Feb-21 Frank Black - The Cult Of Ray (Blue Vinyl) 

previously available on vinyl in 1996

19-Feb-21 Frank Black - Oddballs (Silver Vinyl) 

b sides compilation previously available on vinyl in 2013

14-May-21 Francis Black Francis (White Vinyl)

                                2LP previously unavailable on vinyl

14-May-21 Honeycomb (Translucent Honey Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

14-May-21 Fast Man Raider Man (Translucent Vinyl)

                                2LP previously unavailable on vinyl

02-July- 21 Black Francis- Bluefinger (Red Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

02-July- 21 Black Francis - Live at the Hotel Utah Saloon (Blue Vinyl)

                                2LP previously unavailable on vinyl 

03-Sep-21 Black Francis - Svn Fngrs  (White Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

03-Sep-21 Black Francis - Live in Nijmegen (Clear Vinyl)

                                2LP previously unavailable on vinyl

26-Nov-21 Black Francis - NonStopErotik ( Silver Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

26-Nov-21 Black Francis -  The Golem (White Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

26-Nov-21 Paley & Francis - Paley & Francis (Clear Vinyl)

                                previously unavailable on vinyl

Communique April The Eden House

 

The Eden House

announce new single and video

‘Verdades (I Have Chosen You)’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxvwWTJrCwA&feature=youtu.be

taken for the forthcoming album

‘Songs For The Broken Ones’

out June 23rd.

 

 

The Eden House are a musical collective who’ve collaborated with a wide variety of vocalists and musicians and have previously released two albums and two mini-albums.  Their third album ‘Songs For The Broken Ones’ is due on June 23rd.

 

Watch now the video for the new single ‘Verdades (I Have Chosen You)’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxvwWTJrCwA&feature=youtu.be. 

It features Monica Richards of Faith & the Muse on vocals, with lyrics sung mostly in Spanish.  Monica, an eco-activist veteran of the DC punk scene and sometime Conflict member, was asked about the single and video:

 

“I’ve spent my life studying worldwide literature; I just moved and unpacking boxes found this anonymous poem from Spain.  I wish I had more history to it.  I chose it for the song because it fitted the style of music.  I wanted to honour it and didn’t want to sing an English translation … I’ve always tried to sing in original texts; through the years I’ve sung in Latin, French but I always wanted to sing a song in Spanish.  I don’t speak Spanish well, but I can get by.  As I live in Los Angeles I’m not around people from Spain, so I worked more from the Mexican accent.

 

Filming the video was gorgeous and surreal.  The church basement felt so ancient, it really set the mood.  I’m not exactly comfortable in churches, so I wanted to be sure that my own pagan Goth Queen sensibilities were very much intact”

 

Alongside Monica, other lead vocalists featured on ‘Songs For The Broken Ones’ are Lee Douglas of Anathema, Louise Crane, Meg Pettitt and Kelli Ali of Sneaker Pimps.  Musicians include Bob Loveday of Penguin Café Orchestra & Van Morrison and Simon Hinkler of The Mission.  

 

The Eden House are built around the core duo of guitarist Stephen Carey and bassist Tony Pettitt of Fields of the Nephilim together with drummer Simon Rippin of The Nephilim.  They embellish their music with lush layers of violin and diverse female vocals, causing them to be categorised on Wikipedia as ethereal wave.  Without betraying their goth-rock roots, they expand their horizons working with top musicians from the prog-rock and trip-hop worlds to create their unique fusion sound.

 

Formed in 2009 they’ve previously attracted calibre collaborators such as Julianne Regan of All About Eve, Amandine Ferrari, Evi Vine, Jordan Reyne, Pink Floyd’s sound engineer Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music.  They’ve toured and headlined festivals in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Poland.

 

‘Verdades (I Have Chosen You)’ / ‘Ours Again’ 7” & digital single.  JUNG081.  May 19th.

‘Songs For The Broken Ones’ album.  FREUDCD123 / LP123 (2xLP).  June 23rd 

 

Songs For The Broken Ones track listing

  • Verdades.

  • One Heart.

  • Misery.

  • 12th Night.

  • The Ghost of You.

  • Ours Again.

  • It’s Just A Death.

  • Words and Deeds.

  • Let Me In.

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

  • Second Skin.

  • The Ardent Tide.

 

Album credits: Vocals by Monica Richards except

Louise Crane: 3, 12.

Meg Pettitt: 5, 12.

Lee Douglas: 7.

Kelli Ali: 10.

 

Cat. No; FREUDCD123 / LP123 (2xLP)

 

To pre-order go to ‘Songs For The Broken Ones’ : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XJLHF8N

 

 

 

Communique April Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics

 

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics

DEBUT ALBUM

The Man With Stars On His Knees

May 26th

 

 

 

On May 26th Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics release their swaggering debut album The Man With Stars On His Knees. The band will showcase the dynamic debut at festivals through out the UK this summer including: Download Festival, Camden Rocks, Wildfire Festival and Ramblin’ Man Fair.

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees is informed by the sharp musical intelligence of Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics. “A lot of thought went into making an album that made sense. For a few years, I was so confused, tense and lost that I had more ammunition than I had ever had before to write lyrics and melodies that took me through the realms of anger, upset, uprising and all manner of feelings that probably manifested under a blanket of pressure and time.”

 

After leaving Heaven’s Basement, Buchanan formed The Cult Classics with sibling Laurie Buchanan on guitar, Tom McCarthy (guitar), Chris Guyatt (bass), and Kev Hickman (drums), as he  “wanted to be true to the art in [his] mind, and the sound”, “I'm proud to fly the flag for something a little different.”

 

Recorded at Plus11 Studio with long-term friend and producer James Curtis-Thomas, the resulting dynamic and fulfilling The Man With Stars On His Knees comes from “doing what musicians do best. Creating.“

 

The record kicks off with Show Me What You’re Made Of  as thunderous as prime Soundgarden and as kooky as MUSE and sets the tone for the whole album. The singles follow; first the lyrically purposeful and autobiographical All The Things You've Said And Done is an angry kick to the teeth and the first song Buchanan wrote for the album. It bristles with conviction while the Iggy Pop inspired Dancin’ Down Below with its riotous hooks follows.

 

This album is about struggle “bought on by surrounding yourself with the wrong people at the wrong time. What comes of that is negative energy. It’s the reason the album has such unique titles on it.” The Devil That Needs You talks of un-helpable addiction, A God Is No Friend speaks of not knowing what to turn to next be it a higher force or your next hit on whatever next passes by in the shop window of life, Mind Of A Mute speaks of how judged I felt over the years, there’s so much meat to this record. I don’t believe I could have written something like this without having been beat to an absolute pulp.”

 

You never find yourself in the presence of music that sounds self-consciously clever, everything flows before the incredibly elegant Morals, a showpiece song, stacked harmonies closes the album in the best possible way.

 

Every one of these 10 songs is a master class in how to write melodies that pull the heartstrings while refusing to rein in the balls-out instincts. Combined with the combination of fearsomely virtuosic metallic riffing, solid pile driving rhythm section and Aaron’s versatile and soulful voice ensures that The Man With Stars On His Knees is a colossal and essential debut.

 

It was important to the band to keep the album-circle tight. They didn’t want outsiders getting in on it and the album was like “a speakeasy, nobody knew anything about it unless they were on the inside and it stayed like that for months. Ryan Woods (bass/guitars on album) had a friend, Sam Mayle who had followed Buchanan from the previous band – it just so happened he was an insane artist. Ryan showed Aaron some of his work, amongst them a portrait of a singer from a great band of the mid-noughties and Aaron loved it so much because of the colour and detail that he asked him to do a version of it for the album in question, through this, the striking cover image was born.

 

Aaron Buchanan believes and understands rock music can be both an unalloyed pleasure and a conduit for ideas, a means of provoking thought, a world in which you can reinvent yourself at the same time. And this has been achieved with the astonishing The Man With Stars On His Knees. “It’s inspired by many records, writers and voices from Eddie Vedder and Scott Weiland through to Queen and Manson – but it stands alone in it’s own cabinet of approval. The Man With Stars On His Knees was built for curious ears.”

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees retools every aspect of Buchanan’s story so far into something bigger, bolder and more emotionally potent. This brilliant and provocative artist has produced a hugely appealing and a simultaneously intricate and infectious debut album that deserves your attention

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees  is an enabling vision and unequivocal triumph.

 

watch now the video for All The Things You’ve Said And Done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMzPbJm4-s

 

The Man With Stars On His Knees track listing

 

01       Show Me What Your’e Made Of.

02       All The Things You’ve Said And Done.

03       Dancin’ Down Below.

04       The Devil That Needs You.

05       Journey Out Of Here.

06       The Man With Stars On His Knees.

07       A God Is No Friend.

08       Left Me For Dead.

09       Mind Of A Mute .

10       Morals.

 

To pre-order the CD go to:

 

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/aaronbuchananandthecultclassics

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics UK dates

June

3rd        Camden Rocks Festival.

11th      Download Festival.

25th      Wildfire Festival.

July

29th      Ramblin' Man Fair.

 

Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics are

Vocals: Aaron Buchanan

Guitar: Laurie Buchanan

Guitar: Tom McCarthy

Bass: Chris Guyatt

Drums: Kev Hickman

https://www.facebook.com/TheCultClassics/

 

 

Communique April Rhino's Revenge Tour and Single

 

RHINO'S REVENGE

announce May UK headline tour 

with stellar new line up featuring members of

FM and Uriah Heep

&

double A-side single

Take ‘em Down and Famous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfv1aUfilJw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

In a rare break from his day job as the bass player with Status Quo, John 'Rhino’  Edwards goes on the road for a run of 5 UK dates as Rhino’s Revenge and promises a night of “straight ahead good time noisy rock and roll performed by an ace band”.

 

That band now includes FM’s lead guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and Uriah Heep's drummer Russell Gilbrook, who join regulars Rhino and Matthew Starritt to complete a stellar line up.

 

In support of the shows, Rhino’s Revenge is releasing a heavyweight double A-side single featuring a new edit of Take ‘em Down (‘about a town called Kobanî’) and Famous, ‘about people who want something for nothing’.  

 

Wathc now the new  lyric video for Take ‘em Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfv1aUfilJw&feature=youtu.be

 

Both songs are taken from the band’s second album, Rhino’s Revenge II, which has now been released as an extremely limited edition vinyl pressing of just 300 copies, each autographed and sequentially numbered by Rhino.

 

Describing his music as having, “a bit more of a punky bluesy style than Quo, and less subtle”, the self-deprecating Rhino goes onto say “You wouldn't think that was possible, right?  Well I'm here to tell you it is and that's a great thing to me. It's not easy to be simple, although I have been accused of that in the past.”

 

 

Rhino’s Revenge 5-date UK tour  

May 5:    The Iron Road, Evesham.  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/376395

May 12:  100 Club, London.  https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/378833

May 13:  The Holbrook Club, Horsham.   Tickets via telephone only:  01473 751150.

May 18:  Bootleggers, Kendal.  skiddle.com/e/12852902

May 20  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow.  http://t-s.co/rhin1

 

In addition to general admission tickets, VIP packages are also available from the Rhino’s Revenge Store:  http://www.rhinosrevenge.com/shop/ 

The VIP package includes admission, a meet and greet with Rhino’s Revenge, a memento laminate and lanyard, a Rhino-branded gift and a voucher offering a 25% discount on anything – other than CDs and musical product – bought from the merchandise stand.

 

Rhino’s Revenge II album

Released by Molano Music, Rhino’s Revenge II is an energetic and diverse album that celebrates music, released 15 years after the band’s debut album. 

 

Rhino’s Revenge lI was recorded in ’11 days of pure magic’ with his sons, Max on drums and Freddie on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Starritt.  Rhino's daughter, Mae, also contributed backing vocals to the album, produced by Mike Paxman (Judie Tzuke, Uriah Heep, Asia, Status Quo).

 

"I play Rhino Rock, Thug Rock, Animal Rock, Heavy Rock, Pop Rock, but with the main focus on the lyrics and the songs. It’s rabble-rousing rock ‘n roll.”

 

Rhino’s Revenge II is an aural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia: instead Rhino and the band have created an atmosphere based around strong material and succeed in immersing listeners into the ambiance they have made. The album is the perfect manifestation of John ‘Rhino’ Edwards immutable wit, sadness, quiet anger and charm.

 

Along with the single Black Widows, the album features 11 further songs that deal with a wide range of subjects from vacuous aspects of modern life though to man’s best friend.

 

This is a quintessentially English album and there’s something indefinable but very special about Rhino’s Revenge II that makes it irresistible. Rhino Edwards, a confessed musicoholic, has created a truly honest album which ‘kicks like a mule’; a rare commodity in today’s world.

 

To order Rhino’s Revenge II go to www.rhinosrevenge.com

 

What the critics have said about Rhino’s Revenge ll

 

‘Cheekily honest and infectiously catchy.’ 

Classic Rock 

 

‘One of the most enjoyable albums we’ve heard in yonks and an unexpected entry into my top 10 list.’

Cack Blabbath 

 

‘RHINO’S REVENGE 2 is a great album with a great band and I would highly recommend buying it.’

Demonszone

 

‘It’s sure to appeal to Quo fans but you can extend that to anybody else who likes no-frills music interspersed with intelligent and witty lyrics . Well worth a listen’ 

Fireworks 

 

 

‘Not just for fans of Quo.....if you want a good time eclectic rock n roll album then this is a must.’ 

All About The Rock 

 

‘Thoroughly compelling and addictive.’ 

Rock and Roll Report

 

Rhino’s Revenge is:

John 'Rhino' Edwards: Vocals, Bass

Matthew Starritt: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Harp

Jim Kirkpatrick : lead guitar

Russell Gilbrook : drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/rhinosrevengeband

http://www.rhinosrevenge.com

 

 

Communique Jan 20th Devilskin UK tour with Sumo Cyco 

 

Announce joint headline March UK tour with 

 

SUMO CYCO

new single 

Voices

https://youtu.be/rkX5Tjt4j1w

DEVILSKIN follow a hugely successful joint headline tour accompanying their friends HALESTORM and DISTURBED, with the announcement of a 10 date UK co-headline tour alongside SUMO CYCO in March.

 

DEVILSKIN will tour their explosive live set throughout the UK, starting on March 14th in Manchester, including the Underworld in London on Wednesday 22nd.

 

To celebrate the tour, Devilskin’s second studio album Be Like The River, is officially released in the UK on March 17th and the band unveil a new video shot in front of 10,000 fans for the single Voices :

https://youtu.be/rkX5Tjt4j1w

 

Devilskin exclaimed;  "We are really excited to be returning to the UK for some killer shows with our new friends Sumo Cyco! The response from our UK friends has been overwhelming and we can't wait to unleash the new tunes live.The audience are in for a really special evening of high octane rock, Sumo Cyco bring the party, we are beyond amped for these shows. Bring it on!"

 

History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album We Rise spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album Be Like The River. 

 

Be Like The River was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour in 2016.  After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy. Murphy produced and mixed the album, working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

 

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.

 

Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

 

Musically twisted and possessed, catch the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin in March and be prepared to have your soul shredded.

 

DEVILSKIN  & SUMO CYCO March UK  tour dates

 

Tue 14th Manchester Rebellion 

Wed 15th Newcastle Think Tank 

Thur 16th Glasgow Classic Grand

Fri 17th Chester The Live Rooms  

Sat 18th Sheffield Corporation

Sun 19th Birmingham O2 Academy 

Wed 22nd London Underworld 

Thur 23rd Nottingham Rock City 

Fri 24th Milton Keynes Crauford Arms 

Sat 25th Southampton Talking Heads

 

To purchase tickets go to : 

Manchester : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/sound-control/1063475 

Newcastle : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/think-tank-/1063370 

Glasgow ; http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/the-classic-grand/1063267 

Chester : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/the-live-rooms/1063318 

Sheffield : http://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2109/Devilskin+with+Sumo+Cyco+at+Corporation+on+18+March+2017 

Birmingham : http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/264973 

London : http://po.st/UnderDEVILSUMO  

Nottingham : http://www.alttickets.com/devilskin-sumo-cyco-tickets 

 

“I see no reason why not to give Be Like the River full marks” 

10 out 10 

Powerplay 

 

‘Devilskin are coming all the way to our hemisphere and beyond, so watch out for them conquering a continent near you soon’ 

Kerrang!

 

‘Devilskin have conquered their home territory New Zealand. Now it’s the rest of the world’s turn to surrender’ 

METAL HAMMER 

 

“Be Like The River is an outstanding follow up sophomore album by Devilskin and I would highly recommend giving it a listen“

http://www.antiheromagazine.com/album-review-devilskin-be-like-the-river/

 

Buy both albums and when the 2017 UK leg of the tour comes I encourage all of you to see this band before they ascend to bigger things     

http://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/2016/11/reviews-hammerfall-crippled-black.html

 

 

Be Like The River is available here: 

CD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Like-River-Deluxe-bonus-Tracks/dp/B01LY2X1RV

VINYL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Like-River-VINYL-Devilskin/dp/B01LX0H9H4

 

 

 

 

 

Communique Jan 9th - The Mission 2017 Tour 

 

THE MISSION 

announce 

ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE UK TOUR 2017

& new video

https://youtu.be/wPKmaLOIDn8

 

The Mission announce UK Tour for May 2017 and unveil a new video for Blood On The Road.

The six UK dates start in Bournemouth on May 17th  and includes Wayne’s Birthday celebration show in Sheffield, before concluding in Leicester on May 27th.

 

Wayne Hussey exclaims  “Well, it’s now just over a week since we played our last show of the year in Auckland, New Zealand, and after the fun and frolics we enjoyed over the course of the last two months on tour we are already looking ahead to doing some more next year. So, do you wanna do it all again? We do. 

With that in mind we are pleased to be able to announce more shows for next May & June (see dates below). There will be a couple more shows added to this tour (one of which is a BIG one) which will also be announced as soon as we have all the details. 

And, we’ve also put together a new video for ‘Blood On The Road’ which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/wPKmaLOIDn8

Filmed on tour in Bristol, Cologne, Utrecht, & Paris recently by James Sharples.“

 

The Mission have just completed their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011 and released the critically acclaimed and UK Top 40 new studio album Another Fall From Grace, which features Blood On The Road along with the singles : Tyranny Of Secrets and Met-Amor-Phosis.

 

Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.

 

With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 and armed by one of the most rabid fan bases in the world The Mission have continued to excite the legions with the release of their new album Another Fall From Grace and will continue to do so next year with these new shows.

 

The Mission UK Tour dates 

May

Thu 11th Norwich Waterfront 

Wed 17th Bournemouth O2 Academy 

Thu 18th Oxford O2 Academy     

Fri 19th Liverpool O2 Academy

Sat 20th Newcastle O2 Academy       

Fri 26th Sheffield O2 Academy    (Wayne’s Birthday celebration show) 

Sat 27th Leicester O2 Academy 

 

UK Pre sale Wednesday 30th Nov and Thursday 1st Dec in the Mission online Store and for O2 customers. https://the-mission.tmstor.es

General on sale all shows Friday 2nd December - 10am from all the usual places..

 

THE MISSION ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE TOUR 2017 dates in full 

May 

Fri 12th Belgium Leuven Het Depot 

Sat 13th Germany Oberhausen New Waves Festival 

Sun 14th Germany Flensburg Roxy

Wed 17th Bournemouth O2 Academy 

Thu 18th Oxford O2 Academy     

Fri 19th Liverpool O2 Academy

Sat 20th Newcastle O2 Academy

Wed   24th Greece Athens Gagarin 205       

Fri 26th Sheffield O2 Academy    (Wayne’s Birthday celebration show) 

Sat 27th Leicester O2 Academy 

Tues 30th Netherlands Hengelo Metropol 

Wed 31st Netherlands Tilburg 0-13

June 

Sat 3rd Germany  Hannover Musikzentrum

 

To order the new album alongside exclusive merchandise go to https://the-mission.tmstor.es

 

http://www.themissionuk.com/wp/

 

Communique Jan 18 STATICLAND 

 

JANUARY UK TOUR  WITH 

CANDLEBOX

 

 

 

STATICLAND is thrilled to be returning to Europe for some dates this January with legendary Seattle Candlebox, including London’s Underworld on January 27th.

 

The Walking Papers singer Jeff Angell’s STATICLAND self-titled debut album released on UDR, is a captivating menagerie of songs that effortlessly shift from raucous, snarling, barn burners to moving Stones-inspired ballads that you will want to play on repeat. Produced By Grammy award winner Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, Seasick Steve), the sound is that of a provocative, imaginative blues rock which breaths new life into the genre.

 

Indulge now in the video for the lyric video for High Score from Jeff Angell’s Staticland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oqZ7dGFfJA

 

“I believed that we have succeeded in defining a sound that is undeniably our own. Fusing blues and post punk influences with time and attention invested in the lyrics and arrangements.” exclaims Angell and while calling Cabdlebox “an outstanding rock n roll band”  he promises Staticland’s shows will be “full of swaggering songs that swing and shuffle savagely” and will enthral audiences.

 

 

STATICLAND January UK dates w/ CANDLEBOX ticket links 

Fri 20th The Plug Sheffield http://tinyurl.com/hzuhdo4

Sat 21st Think Tank Newcastle http://tinyurl.com/zxpc42u

Sun 22nd G2 Glasgow http://tinyurl.com/h2lcma7

Tue 24th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/

Wed 25th The Globe Cardiff http://tinyurl.com/jfxkres

Thu 26th The Fleece Bristol http://tinyurl.com/j2hjqgo

Fri 27th Underworld London http://tinyurl.com/zodeznd

Sat 28th Crauford Arms Milton Keynes 

European dates 

Mon 30th The Winston Amsterdam, NL http://bit.ly/winstontickets

Tue 31st Les Etoiles Paris, FR http://tinyurl.com/j2nzov6

Thu 02nd Rock Fabrik Ludwigsburg, DE http://tinyurl.com/h58kxab

Fri 03th Rockpalast Bochum, DE R http://tinyurl.com/grv6dkm

Sat 04th Kleine Freiheit Osnabruck, DE http://tinyurl.com/j53ypoq

 

Staticland are : 

Jeff Angell - vocals, guitar

Benjamin Anderson - keys, bass

Joshua Fant - drums

 

To order Jeff Angell’s STATICLAND

On CD : https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/CDs-Vinyl/Jeff-Angells-Staticland/B01DUADJN6

On Vinyl : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jeff-Angells-Staticland-VINYL/dp/B01DUADKR6

On Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jeff-angells-staticland/id1104239787

 

www.staticland.com

https://www.facebook.com/staticland/

 

Communique December 19th Alice Cooper and The Mission 

 

Alice Cooper 

returns to the UK for 2017

1st UK Headline Tour In 5 years

November 2017

 

Triple bill with: 

THE MISSION and The Tubes

 

Let's face it, 2016 has not been the best of years - turmoil, conflict, rock star deaths, only one Alice Cooper UK show..... 

 

So 2017 is already looking up - more Alice, more of the time, in more of the UK with more gore, more fun and more I’m Eighteen, Billion Dollar Babies, Under My Wheels, School’s Out, Poison, No More Mr Nice Guy and the rest.  We feel better already. 

 

Alice Cooper's first headline UK tour in 5 years comes with the anticipation of a big 2017 for Coop. 

 

The seeds have been sewn this year, with Alice having just ended his more than 90 show 2016 tour with a final night at the legendary Pantages Theatre in Hollywood - joined for a celebratory "School's Out" by rocker Butch Walker and fellow Hollywood Vampire Johnny Depp.    

 

And America's Black Friday Record Store Day saw the instant sellout of a limited edition vinyl 45 of "I'm Eighteen/Is It My Body" recorded live in Dallas in 2015 by Alice with fellow original Alice Cooper members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce.  The old high school and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame friends had reunited for a surprise performance at local store Good Records. 

 

Alice has also talked about his former fellow band members writing songs together for a new Alice Cooper album, being recorded with longtime producer Bob Ezrin this winter, due for 2017 release. 

 

And for the UK tour, Alice is bringing 2 bands with him to reflect two of his best sides - outrageous theatrical controversy and the darker, gothic rock that Alice influenced. 

 

The Mission were formed by two members of Sisters Of Mercy in 1986, Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams.  Songs like Wasteland, Tower Of Strength and Deliverance became classics of the 1980's goth rock scene and beyond.  The band were heroes of alt rock, headlining Reading Festival twice and, on one tour, selling out 7 consecutive nights at London's legendary Astoria Theatre. 

 

“I remember during the summer of 1972 being on scout camp and hearing this new song on the radio that absolutely mesmerised me. School’s Out by Alice Cooper. Loved it, still do," said The Mission's Wayne Hussey. "Fast forward to 1987 and our first headline spot on the Friday night at Reading Festival. Headlining the Sunday was Alice Cooper. And now we’ve been invited by Alice to join him on his UK tour next November."

 

The Tubes come from the same art school, shock rock background as Alice Cooper and, originally, the same city (and actually the same schools) - being formed by Phoenix, Arizona natives and appalling some of the same UK cities in the 1970s.

 

They made their name in psychedelic San Francisco however, honing their satirical act, concept albums and ambitious stage shows that showed an Alice level preference for self made props and costumes.  Frontman Fee Waybill's characters – like addled British glam rocker Quay Lewd caused outrage in the UK, as did their bondage gear. 1977 saw their show banned in many British cities but the music cut through with the seminal White Punks On Dope defining their sound and they are still going strong with latest album Mondo Pulp. 

 

Alice Cooper, plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK:

 

November 2017:

11th - Leeds - First Direct Arena 

12th - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro 

14th - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena  

15th - Manchester - Manchester Arena  

16th - London – The SSE Arena, Wembley

 

Alice Cooper fan Pre-sale: 9 AM Wednesday 14 December

Tickets on general sale: 9 AM Friday 16 December 

http://www.axs.com/uk/series/3675/alice-cooper-tickets?skin=aegliveuk 

General admission ticket prices* 

£40.00-£47.50

*excluding VIP packages 

 

VIP:

Alice is offering several VIP packages at www.alicecooper.com, including meet and greet and a backstage tour.

 

AEG Live are offering pre-show packages, available at:

http://www.axs.com/uk/series/3675/alice-cooper-tickets?skin=aegliveuk

 

 

More about Alice Cooper, the man, the myth, the legend:

Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock. With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, his place in rock history and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame secure, and his multiple gold & platinum albums, sold-out tours plus countless honours and career achievement awards, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career. 

Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where 24 hour cable news can present real life shocking images. 

Still touring worldwide year-in and year-out, still hosting his worldwide syndicated radio show (heard on Planet Rock 5 days a week in the UK), still writing and recording new music, Alice Cooper show no sign of slowing down.

 

More about The Mission: 

Following the release of their critically acclaimed and UK Top 40 new studio album Another Fall From Grace, this year, The Mission also headline six UK dates in 2017. The dates start in Bournemouth on May 17th and includes Wayne’s Birthday celebration show in Sheffield, before concluding in Leicester on May 27th.

 

The Mission dates May :

Wed 17th O2 Academy Bournemouth

Thu 18th O2 Academy Oxford     

Fri 19th O2 Academy Liverpool

Sat 20th O2 Academy Newcastle

Fri 26th O2 Academy Sheffield (Wayne’s Birthday celebration show) 

Sat 27th O2 Academy Leicester

 

Tickets available at The Mission online store https://the-mission.tmstor.es

 

Watch now the new video for ‘Blood On The Road’ : https://youtu.be/wPKmaLOIDn8

Filmed on tour in Bristol, Cologne, Utrecht, & Paris recently by James Sharples.

 

 

 

Communique Dec 5th Ginger Wildheart

 

 

Ginger Wildheart 

raises awareness for Suicide Prevention 

& releases Charity single 

‘Fuck You Brain’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZERq_gY4s&feature=youtu.be

 

Ginger Wildheart is releasing a single for Suicide Prevention at Christmas to promote Mental Health Awareness and the proceeds will go to The Samaritans.

 

The lead track is called Fuck You Brain, recorded with Ginger’s friend Ryan Hamilton.  Along with Fuck You Brain, the single includes two extra original and previously unreleased songs, all for £5.00 (minimum).

 

“Ironically I struggled even getting to the studio to record my parts for this single, deep as was in my current battle with depression. The same attack that almost killed me a week ago.

My depression wants me dead. So far I'm winning on weight advantage, but the battle is never over.

This is a very vulnerable time of year for sufferers of mental health issues, and suicide sees a marked increase over Christmas and New Year. So the help provided by The Samaritans is invaluable, especially over this period.

Please help us in helping someone this year.

Obviously severe depression is not seasonal, but the reminder that you yourself are 'not doing so bad' is reinforced over this Festive holiday. If you have a healthy family, loved ones who are safe, a warm home, a job and a hot meal staring at you at some point, then you are doing better than many people this Xmas.  

To simply say "thank you" for what you have, please donate for those suffering from suicidal thoughts, struggling with depression/anxiety, or for those helping such a person through this holiday period.

 

Our suggestion is £5:00, but if you're doing okay this year then please add a little. The people involved in this single all gave their time for free, and we'll even be dropping a 'thank you' donation into the box. Let's do this selflessly and with love.

 

I'd like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to make sure that this single happens in time to help. My warm thanks extend to every one of you for helping save someone's life this Christmas. “

Gx

 

Watch now the video for Fuck You Brain : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZERq_gY4s&feature=youtu.be

 

To purchase the Fuck You Brain single go to: https://roundrecords.bandcamp.com/

 

On December 14th The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour,  including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th. 

 

The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, continuing to hold firm, are supported by Danny McCormack’s band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco. With the exception of Manchester, where it will be Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London, which features a formidable seven bands.

 

On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore.

 

The  impressive cast supporting The Wildhearts at Ginger’s Birthday Bash is - Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana. 

 

The Wildhearts  December UK  tour dates

Wed 14th Glasgow O2 ABC w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

Thur 15th Newcastle Riverside w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

Fri 16th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

Sat 17th London O2 Forum w/ Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana

Sun 18th Manchester Ritz w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains

 

Tickets on sale now from :

Glasgow http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=The+Wildhearts+Glasgow

Newcastle - http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-wildhearts-wish-you-a-messy-xmas/riverside/1024141

Manchester - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/bse1812r

Wolverhampton -  http://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings/

London - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/gdp1712r

and usual outlets 

 

 

Photo credit: Trudi Knight

 

 

Communique Oct 4th JOANovARC  Dragon In The Sky

 

 

JOANovARC

unveil brand new video

Dragon In The Sky

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4_TpOIIxkI&feature=youtu.be

from their forthcoming debut album

Ride Of Your Life

released

 November 11th

 

 

JOANovARC unveil the brand new video for their powerful and punchy new single  Dragon In The Sky, from their forthcoming debut album Ride Of Your Life released on November 11th through Red Vixen Records.

 

Vibrant and psychedelic with a grunge twist Dragon In The Sky has a dark edge, and deals with “untreated mental illness” and the problems surrounding drugs in society today.

 

JOANovARC wanted the video to feature animation in order to highlight the psychedelic nature of the song and the subject of a dragon. With the band's characters displaying the different personalities and moods associated with some mental health disorders, the resulting video is both intense and spectacular.

Feast your eyes on the result here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4_TpOIIxkI&feature=youtu.be

 

To celebrate the release of the raw and raunchy Ride Of Your Life album  JOANovARC take to the road for their most extensive headline tour yet. The tour  includes a special album launch show in London at The Black Heart on November 30th, where the band “will be sharing the stage with some very special rock icons!”

 

Ride Of Your Life finds JOANovARC at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern twist. Describing themselves as “Puss In Boots”, this four piece force of nature have delivered a statement of intent with their debut album.

 

Produced by Grammy Award winning Gil Norton (The Pixies, Foo Fighters) Ride Of Your Life has the essence of an old school record. Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios, the album encapsulates and distills perfectly JOANovARC’s live energy. “He was completely different to what we expected, he brought the best out of us in the studio and let us breathe as musicians and made us feel like we were free to express everything in the studio”.

 

Ride Of Your Life is the journey of the band's life from the beginning to present, the ups and downs on the road. “We are all great friends but have been through everything together, heartache, death, illness, sweat, blood, great times, addiction, narcotics, break ups, celebrations, fights and tears! “

 

This energetic and diverse album features 11 finely crafted songs full of rock’n’roll attitude and glamour. The opening title track sets the tone for a rocking roller coaster ride, and features the singles; the vibrant yet vitriolic Dragon In The Sky, along with the epic and empowering White Trash and  the infectious Live Rock’n’Roll.  Plus, a further 7 songs, including feel good joyride Seeds Of Summer, before the spiritually beautiful ballad Peace of Mind closes this sumptuous debut album in the best possible way. 

 

Ride Of Your Life’s striking front cover featuring “an image of our naked bodies is pure and we will not be affected by fashion in any way which is refreshing. There was something quite liberating about this photo and the road image tells the story of the album with the band stripped naked showing who we really are. It's the bare naked truth!”.

 

“We are role models, we want to inspire young females and empower them” and Ride Of You Life is an inspiring statement.

 

 

Thanks to their relentless touring and high energy shows, JOANovARC have earned the title as one of the UK’s most promising rock acts, bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison - exceptional is not too strong a word.

 

Ride Of Your Life is an unequivocal triumph.

 

 

Ride Of Your Life track listing

01      Ride Of Your Life.

02      Dragon In The Sky.

03      White Trash.

04      Seeds Of Summer.

05      Live Rock’n’Roll.

06      Going Down.

07      Five Years.

08      Running Away.

09      Work.

10      Sisters.

11      Peace Of Mind.

Cat number: REDVIXCD05

Bar code: 5060112374777

 

To pre-order THE CD go to: http://hyperurl.co/hvjjr8

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/5gnh11

Google Play: http://hyperurl.co/p7ldmv

Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/xvkej1

Ride Of Your Life album sleeve

 

 

JOANovARC is

Laura Ozholl – Rhythm Guitar/Bass/Vocals

Sam Walker – Lead Vocals/Bass/Rhythm guitar

Deborah Wildish – Drums/percussion

Shelley Walker – Lead guitar /Backing Vocals

 

JOANovARC  Tour dates

Tickets are available for usual outlets

For the album launch show in  London go to http://www.ourblackheart.com/events/2016/11/9/joanovarc

 

 

“Their sound is stylish, powerful and certainly has a direct lineage to Girlschool

 and Rock Goddess. In fact, there’s a strong case for saying that this quartet are the natural successors to those two bands.”

Classic Rock Magazine

 

“These girls can shred!”

Bruce Dickinson

 

Communique LAST GREAT DREAMERS  Sept 24th  

 

 

Last Great Dreamers

unveil brand new video

Oblivion Kids

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoSGedSDQYI&feature=youtu.be

from

Transmissions From Oblivion

released

September 30th

 

 

 

Last Great Dreamers unveil the brand new video for Oblivion Kids, three minutes of sonic power-pop mayhem. The anthemic Oblivion Kids opens their new album Transmissions From Oblivion released on September 30th through the bands independent label Ray Records.

 

Dive head first now into the fabulous Oblivion Kids video, which perfectly encapsulates the essence of youth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoSGedSDQYI&feature=youtu.be

 

Last Great Dreamers wrote Oblivion Kids from the “perspective of a loner - someone who wants to be part of something, someone with the need to belong. Their imagination is free but they’re restricted by social or emotional boundaries. The desire for that buzz that is just out of reach.” with

 

“We had no budget, no real storyboard and a fast approaching deadline - yet we still needed to portray the excitement and expanse of the song. 

On the day of the location filming, we were let down last minute by a couple of local aspiring actors, who’d decided to audition for a local theatre production of the musical ‘Oliver’… they didn’t get the part! 

We only had a 3 hour window to film, as we needed to travel to a gig in Nottingham. It looked like it would be a complete disaster, but after a few desperate last ditch phone calls, we persuaded some friend’s kids to get involved. We just kind of let them loose with some guitars and various outfits & wigs and left the camera rolling. We actually met a real life wrestler who we spotted on location, training in the woods climbing trees & jumping out of them onto piles of leaves, we knew if we could persuade he would be perfect for the job. They were all brilliant and the end result I think we captured the essence of youth - something that was vital as the song comes from that angle.”

 

Transmissions From Oblivion is the Last Great Dreamers first brand new album since they reformed and they’ve turned up the dials to deliver an album chock-full of trademark hook-laden anthems. Spirited, diverse and occasionally dark, it promises to be one of the most talked about albums of the year.

 

To celebrate the release of Transmissions From Oblivion the Last Great Dreamers take their rocket fuelled power pop on the road for 12 headline dates, including London’s Nambucca on September 30th ,where they “will be playing quite a few tracks from the new album as well as old favourites & trying to pick a few songs from the last two albums that we haven’t played live that much over the last few tours”.

 

Transmissions From Oblivion is an energetic yet sensitive album that celebrates music and storytelling with14 finely crafted songs overflowing with rock’n’roll attitude, emotion and glamour. The recording of the album was an “incredibly organic and yet cathartic process”, working with producer Tony Harris the band have created an aural treat. With no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia Last Great Dreamers instead have honestly created an album that is full of romantic bravado and the perfect manifestation of their immutable wit, sadness, quiet anger and charm.

 

The opening power pop anthem and new single Oblivion Kids sets the tone as the flamboyant yet urgent album takes the listener through 14 heartfelt songs. Including the previous  singles Glitterball Apocalypse, which documents the tragedies of rock n roll and the raucous Dope School, plus the best 2 minute pop/punk song the Buzzcocks never wrote The Way We Collide, before this quintessentially English album concludes with the punktastic clarion call Turn It Up.

 

There’s something indefinable about Transmissions From Oblivion but very special that makes it irresistible & despite being under the radar, Last Great Dreamers are possibly one of the most essential British rock bands of recent times. This stunning new album has the potential to lift the band above cult status to a much wider audience!

 

Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are the antithesis of grunge and the best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early '70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for 'best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.

In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed  ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie in 2015  &  this year opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & 'Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM radio network charts.

 

In Transmissions From Oblivion, Last Great Dreamers have created a truly honest & personal album: their first set of new songs since their resurrection is highly melodic & full of emotion; with power, sensitivity & poetry, its catchy hooks, light & shade & rock n roll attitude ‘kicks like a mule’ -  a rare commodity in today’s world.

 

To pre order Transmissions From Oblivion  on CD & Vinyl go to:- www.pledgemusic.com/lastgreatdreamers

 

Transmissions From Oblivion  track listing

1.       Oblivion Kids

2.      Love To Hate Me

3.      Glitterball Apocalypse

4.      The Way We Collide

5.      Elegy For Us

6.      Alone

7.      Dope School

8.      White Light (Black Heart)

9.      Tommy’s Tears

10.     Werewolves

11      You Don’t Work

12      Chasing Heroes

13      Misunderstood

14      Turn It Up

 

Catch the Last Great Dreamers on tour as they guarantee Rock’n’Roll mayhem!

 

Last Great Dreamers UK Tour

September

29th        Bolton                  Bar Metro

30th      London               Nambucca (Some Weird Sin Club)

October

1st       Wolverhamton     Slade Rooms (with StopStop )

2nd      Norwich               B2

6th       Newcastle           Trillions

7th       Edinburgh           Bannermans

8th       Wakefield            Snooty Fox

9th       Sutton In Ashfeld Diamond

12th     Oxford                 Wheatsheaf 

13th     Nottingham          Tap N Tumbler                              

14th     Abertillery            Dolls House

15th     Wellington           Beambridge

 

 

Last Great Dreamers is

Marc Valentine - Vocals, Guitar.

Slyder - Guitar, Vocals.

Steve Fielding - Bass.

Denley Slade - Drums.

 

"...they sound as great as ever and their trademark harmonies are a key part of their sound. Most importantly, they have some really brilliant songs…”

Soul of a Clown

 

“Full of glam stomp, rock sheen, a chorus to die for and a hook big enough to stick your coat on, ...Last Great Dreamers are a very special band, and their forthcoming new album might be one to cherish.”

Maximum Volume

 

"the sound of a band taking their 70s glam influence & putting a good 21st century spin on it to drag it kicking & screaming into the current era”

Pure Rawk

 

https://www.facebook.com/lastgreatdreamers

http://www.lastgreatdreamers.com/

 

 

Communique THE WILDHEARTS Sept 21st 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announce

December UK tour 2016

 

On December 14th The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour,  including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th.

 

The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, continuing to hold firm, are supported by Danny McCormack’s band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco. With the exception of Manchester, where it will be Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London, which features a formidable seven bands.

 

On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore.

 

These shows have led Ginger to exclaim……….

 

“It's going to be another very messy Xmas, with me and the lads playing non-stop party songs from throughout our career. And I'm especially looking forward to sharing a stage with Danny again. These shows will be a celebration of life, and it brings together two people who should be dead by now. The Birthday Bash is particularly insane this year, featuring a seven band bill.

All in all, it's gonna be a cool yule.”

Gx

 

The  impressive cast supporting The Wildhearts at Ginger’s Birthday Bash is - Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana.

 

The Wildhearts  December UK  tour dates

Wed 14th    Glasgow O2 ABC                    w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

 

Thur   15th    Newcastle Riverside                w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

 

Fri     16th    Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall    w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains

 

Sat    17th        London O2 Forum                  w/ Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana

 

Sun   18th        Manchester Ritz                     w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains

 

Ticket pre order for O2 customers is 9.00am Wednesday 21st :  https://tickets.o2priority.co.uk/

Manchester https://tickets.o2priority.co.uk/listings/The-Wildhearts-Wish-You-A-Messy-Christmas/41549

Tickets go on general sale on   Friday 23rd at 9.00am :

Glasgow http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=The+Wildhearts+Glasgow

Newcastle - http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-wildhearts-wish-you-a-messy-xmas/riverside/1024141

Manchester - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/bse1812r

Wolverhampton -  http://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings/

London - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/gdp1712r

 

And all usual outlets

 

Photo credit: Trudi Knight

https://www.facebook.com/TheWildhearts

 facebook.com/officialginger

https://twitter.com/thewildhearts

http://www.heyhello.net/

 

 

Communique THE MISSION Sept 19th

 

 

 

The Mission

unveil new video 

‘Tyranny Of Secrets’

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pXJ6xOOblw&feature=youtu.be

from the forthcoming new album

Another Fall From Grace

                             “This album is the lost link between The Sisters Of Mercy ‘First And Last And Always’

and The Mission’s ‘God's Own Medicine’”

Wayne Hussey

 

 

“Following on from the very positive response that we have received, and enjoyed, to the video for ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’, the 1st single release from the Mission’s soon to be released album ‘Another Fall From Grace’, it is with huge pleasure we now release the video for ‘Tyranny Of Secrets’, a track from the new album that is being singled out in reviews and by those that have heard the album. The video was, as was Met-Amor-Phosis, directed and edited by Shaun Hodson of LoKi Films. “ To watch the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pXJ6xOOblw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Released on September 30th Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.

Another Fall From Grace will be available on CD, DL and 180 gram vinyl plus ltd edition DELUXE double CD and DVD

To order the album go to: https://the-mission.tmstor.es

 

 

To celebrate their new album Another Fall From Grace and their 30th Anniversary The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011, with special guests Peter Murphy, The 69 Eyes, Pauline Murray and The Awakening supporting them in the UK.

 

The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates

October

Sat    1st     Dublin         Academy

Sun   2nd    Belfast        Limelight

Mon   3rd     Glasgow      O2 ABC      w/ Peter Murphy

Wed  5th     Manchester          O2 Ritz       w/ Peter Murphy

Thu    6th     Nottingham  Rock City    w/ Peter Murphy

Fri     7th     Bristol         O2 Academy                 w/ Peter Murphy

Sat    8th     London        O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Peter Murphy + The Awakening        - this show is now SOLD OUT

 

November

Thu    3rd     Leeds         O2 Academy        w/ The 69 Eyes + The Skeletal          Family

Fri     4th     LondonO2 Forum Kentish Town         w/ The 69 Eyes + Pauline Murray

Sat    5th     Whitby        Goth Weekend    

Sun   6th     Birmingham O2 Institute w/ The 69 Eyes + Pauline Murray     

Tickets are now available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=The+Mission

                 

 

Another Fall From Grace album sleeve

 

 

 

Another Fall From Grace CD track listing:

   1     Another Fall From Grace

   2     Met-Amor-Phosis

   3     Within The Deepest Darkness (Fearful)

   4     Blood On The Road

   5     Can't See The Ocean For The Rain

   6     Tyranny Of Secrets

   7     Never's Longer Than Forever

   8     Bullets & Bayonets

   9     Valaam

   10   Jade

   11   Only You & You Alone

   12   Phantom Pain

Another Fall From Grace Vinyl track listing:

Side A

   1     Another Fall From Grace

   2     Met-Amor-Phosis

   3     Blood On The Road

   4     Tyranny Of Secrets

Side B

   1     Only You & You Alone

   2     Bullets & Bayonets

   3     Valaam

   4     Phantom Pain

 

http://www.themissionuk.com/wp/

 

FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS COMMUNIQUE DEC 10TH 

 

 

FRANK BLACK  AND THE CATHOLICS

THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS

BOX  SET

Includes previously unreleased material

MARCH 23rd 2015

 

On March 23rd Frank Black And The Catholics release the complete recordings box set on Cooking Vinyl. The 7 CD box features all of the band’s 6 studio albums plus a bonus cd entitled True Blue which is made up of recordings from the Black Letter Days album se ssions.

 

 All six formally released albums (self-titled [1998], Pistolero [1999], Dog in the Sand [2001], Black Letter Days [2002], Devil’s Workshop [2002] & Show Me Your Tears [2003]) have been re-mastered from the original live 2-track and 1-track recordings. The release contains well over a hundred songs.  True Blue is a disc of “technical demos” that Ben Mumphrey (who engineered all of the mobile recordings) found in his New Orleans recording archive.

 

The box set will have the songs in alphabetical order as Black Francis AKA Frank Black explains the alphabetisation ‘It feels like an approximation of randomness and its a way to randomise something, especially if its titles.”  he goes onto say by placing the songs this way ‘we get away from the preciousness of LPs we put out and its more about the body of work , the good times that we had’.

 

For the full interview please click here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKB0AnDghX8&feature=youtu.be where Black Francis explains more in detail including the artwork which was based on a photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg...

 

True Blue:

“These Songs were recorded with the intention of being demos, to be sent to the Catholics band to learn before they traveled to Los Angeles to record the album Black Letter Days. Another reason was to test Frank Black’s personal “New” recording” equipment. This included a “full track” (1 track ) mono analog tape recorder, and a mishmash of old vintage tube gear. We recorded in the temporarily empty “B” room in Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, where many of Mr.Black’s local musician friends came by to help out.  In return, exquisite evening buffets were provided for all, which Frank Black himself bought to the studio nightly and spread out.  Everyone played, ate, talked, and was merry. These songs were the result, recorded live to 1 track.” Ben Mumphrey, 2014.

 

Go to  http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/frankblackboxset for exclusive and signed Frank Black and The Catholics items.

Steel Pulse Communique Dec 15th 

 

 

STEEL PULSE

Announce 

Handsworth Revolution 

UK dates

including headlining London Ska Festival 

 

Next April Steel Pulse play a series of shows including headlining the London Ska Festival on April 4th.  At each show Steel Pulse will be performing their legendary debut album Handsworth Revolution in its entirety. The 1978 album Handsworth Revolution is considered a major landmark in the evolution of British reggae.

 

Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for over 35 years.  One of Bob Marley’s favourites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people.  The band tour extensively worldwide and have contributed to various relief efforts including the Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.

Formed in 1975 at Handsworth Boys School, Steel Pulse are one of the most recognisable reggae acts of all time. Producing fresh, cross-cultural tunes that linked experiences of urban youth to a greater collective knowledge and tradition, their music was embraced by everyone from Rastafarians to Punks.  Their 1987 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, ‘Babylon The Bandit’ remains the only time the award has been won by a non-Jamaican artist, and they continue to tour and perform with the same fiery spirit, producing feel good music with striking political messages.

Steel Pulse is working on a new studio album, slated for release later in 2015 and the documentary - Steel Pulse ‘The Definitive History’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LILTSfdNMQ#t=88

Steel Pulse April UK  dates 

Thu 2 Manchester, The Ritz http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/steel-pulse-manchester-02-04-2015/event/1F004D8A91503947?artistid=733929&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=5

Fri  3 Birmingham, The Library

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/steel-pulse-birmingham-03-04-2015/event/1F004D8992343C32?artistid=733929&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=5

Sat 4 London, The Forum -  LONDON SKA FESTIVAL

http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/20791/chk/f272

Sun 5 Brighton, Concorde  2

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/steel-pulse/concorde-2/831800

 

“The Best Reggae band on the planet” 

Vibe

Follow the Official Blog for Steel Pulse 

http://steelpulse.com/blog/

http://www.steelpulse.com/

Buffalo Summer communique October 6th

 

 

BUFFALO SUMMER

to support 

The Treatment 

on UK Tour  

 

Buffalo Summer have been confirmed as the main support for The Treatment on their forthcoming UK tour. 

 

“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hitting the road across the UK in October with our buds in The Treatment! Also on the bill are the Australian band “Massive”, who will be undertaking their first UK tour – so it’s going to be epic! We’re really looking forward to hitting some of our favourite cities and playing a few new ones!” Buffalo Summer.

 

Hailing from South Wales, Buffalo Summer are an “effortlessly up beat; groove-laden; sing along balls out rock n roll band.” and the 15-date tour kicks off at the Think Tank in Newcastle on October 6th and finishes at the Audio in Brighton on October 23rd .

 

 

The Treatment and Buffalo Summer UK Tour:- 

OCTOBER 2014

06       Think Tank, Newcastle

07       O2 ABC 2, Glasgow       

08       Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

09       Roadmender, Northampton

10       Rock City Basement, Nottingham          

11       Corporation, Sheffield      

12       East Village Arts Club, Liverpool 

14       The Cockpit 3, Leeds 

15       Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

16       Underworld, London        

17       Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester       

19       The Studio, Norwich  

20       Joiners, Southampton          

21       Cavern Club, Exeter

23       Audio, Brighton

Tickets are available at the following link: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/the-treatment

 

 

http://buffalosummer.net/

Skillet communique September  23rd

 

 

 

 SKILLET  

Announce 

Exclusive European Album 

‘Vital Signs’

celebrating 

Headline shows 

 

 

On October 14th Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET will release a career encompassing album, ‘Vital Signs’ to celebrate their first ever European headline tour.

 

‘Vital Signs’ is exclusive to Europe only and is not meant to be a ‘Best Of ‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Greatest Hits’. The track listing was put together by the band to commemorate 10 years of recording and performing. It includes many Skillet classics and is designed to show the versatility and uniqueness of a band who over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions.

 

‘Vital Signs’ opens with the explosive ‘Rebirthing’, followed by mighty ‘Monster,'  which became a Skillet breakthrough single in the US, selling over 1 million copies and gaining over 76 million views on Youtube. Here is the Monster video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE  

‘Vital Signs’ continues with numerous fan and live concert favorites and closes with a hat trick of huge songs - ‘Hero’ with over 42 million views on youtube with its hard grove and vocal  tradeoff between John Cooper and Jen Ledger is  followed by unbearable tension of the lacerating  “Sick of It”, suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Rise”

 

Skillet are without doubt one of the most important bands to come out of the US for a while and “Vital Signs’ is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary and important band. 

 

 

‘Vital Signs’ Track listing 

Rebirthing

Monster

Awake and Alive

The Last Night

Whispers In The Dark

Not Gonna Die

Comatose

Hero

Sick Of It

Rise

 

UPC: CD: 075678671425 / Digital: 075679934604

 

To pre-order ‘Vital Signs’ go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/vital-signs/id920582396 

 

Skillet is 

John Cooper vocalist / bassist 

Korey Cooper guitarist/keyboardist 

Jen Ledger  drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger 

Seth Morrison guitarist

 

 

The Vital Signs European Tour 2014‘ dates  

 

www.skillet.com

www.facebook.com/skillet

@skilletmusic

The BossHoss communique September 7th 

 

The BossHoss

Release New Album 

‘COWBOYS FROM HELL’

November 3rd

 

On November 3rd The BossHoss release the album ‘Cowboys From Hell’ to celebrate being the special guests on Motörhead’s UK tour.

 

‘Cowboys From Hell’ is not meant to be a ‘Greatest Hits‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Best Of’. The BossHoss put together the track listing to commemorate 10 years in the saddle. The ‘Cowboys From Hell’ album includes many of The BossHoss classics, live staples and is designed to show the uniqueness and versatility of a band. 

 

In this ton-up run, the BossHoss touch down at almost every station of their eclectic musical career and putting the emphasis on Rock, the album rolls along at breakneck speed to take the listener on a ride that is a multifaceted homage to a long lived love of velocity, adventure and the open road.  ‘Cowboys From Hell’  features 15 songs,  including the single ‘Whatever’ plus 13 other original songs and covers of Motörhead’s “Killers’ and Cameo’s ‘Word Up’.

Check The BossHoss performing “Whatever’ live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjXZlBf2_cU&feature=youtu.be

 

The BossHoss have long since established themselves as one of the most innovative and compelling live acts in the European live music-landscape. 

After 1.5 million records sold in Germany alone, countless awards, gold and platinum records, and sold-out arena tours, this year the band  picked up an Echo Award (equivalent of a Grammy) in Germany for ‘Best Rock Band’ and won the  ‘Best Live Act’ award at the World Music Awards 2014.

Additionally in recent years, the band have enjoyed huge success, thanks to their charismatic appearance as coaches on the blockbusting television talent show ‘The Voice Of Germany‘ – reaching over 5 million viewers twice weekly.

Internationally, in their sweat drenched whirlwind performances, The BossHoss are as much at home on the huge stages of festivals such as Download, Soundwave, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Wacken, Azkena Rock or Novarock, as they are in the intimate indie clubs like Glasgow’s  King Tut‘s, The Garage, London, or the Continental Club in Austin, Texas...

The seven piece BossHoss over time have refined their crossover recipe of Country, Rock‘n‘Roll, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Punk and Funk into a homogenous, even blend of old-school meets new-school and they continue to wreak mayhem with each  performance. The soul of the music itself, might remind you of an encounter between Johnny Cash and Elvis on the eve of the apocalypse. Every show is doused in a high-proof brew, fermented from decades of great music history, for a hedonistic celebration to the demon spirit of Rock‘n‘Roll, where no audience will be left thirsty!

Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss play the O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. And when asked about opening for Motörhead, The BossHoss exclaimed ‘Would you fuckin’ adam and eve it?!  

The BossHoss are opening up for Motörhead on their next UK TOUR. 

Holy Scheisse, NO GERMAN ANGST TO SAUERCROWD SURF AT WEMBLEY!’

 

This event is going to be an unrivaled night of rock'n'roll ! So don’t miss Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss when they blast through the UK this November. 

 

To Pre Order ‘Cowboys From Hell’ http://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/recordstore/Cowboys-From-Hell/3IJC0000000

 

‘Cowboys From Hell’ 

01 Bullpower.

02 Whatever.

03 Liberty Of Action.

04 God Loves Cowboys.

05 Do It.

06 Stallion Battalion.

07 Shake & Shout.

08 Backdoor Man.

09 Don’t Gimme That.

10 My Personal Song.

11 Keep On Dancing.

12 My Way.

13 Last Day (Do Or Die).

14 Break Free.

15 Killers. 

16 Word Up.

 

UPC = 00602547094278

Cat # = 470 9427

 

 

The BossHoss UK tourdates November 2014 w/ Motorhead And The Damned

 

Tuesday 04 Nov 02 APOLLO -  MANCHESTER

Thursday 06 Nov BIRMINGHAM -  NIA

Saturday 08 Nov LONDON THE SSE ARENA - WEMBLEY

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk 

 

http://www.officialdamned.com/

 

http://thebosshoss.com/flames/

Blak Twang communique September 15th

 

 

BLAK TWANG

ANNOUNCES 

'BLAK TWANG – DETTWORK SOUTHEAST'

THE LEGENDARY PREVIOUSLY UN-RELEASED DEBUT ALBUM

 

22ND SEPTEMBER 2014

CD / DOWNLOAD / 2LP VINYL

 OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFÉ, LONDON

 

Sony Music have announced the release of the legendary “lost” debut Blak Twang album ‘Dettwork SouthEast’ on Monday 22nd September. An un-released British masterpiece that has reached almost mythical status, and undoubtedly the holy grail of UK hip-hop, the album has been re-mastered and includes a brand new 2014 bonus track, ‘Dettwork London Revisited (Dettwork SouthEast Remix)’.  The revisited version now features Jehst, Rodney P and Samson AKA Black The Ripper – each repping their corner of the city over a new Harry Love production.

 

Considered an all-time classic of the genre, ‘Dettwork SouthEast’ (a pun on the rail company Network SouthEast) was ranked at No.3 in the Hip-Hop Connection list of the Top 50 UK hip-hop LPs, even though it never got past an initial test press and small promotional-only (not for sale) run on cassette for journalists in advance of what should have been its official release in 1996. For what later became an album of scarce availability amongst music aficionados, its influence upon the UK hip-hop scene is undoubted. Both singles from the album, ‘Real Estate’, and the title track, ‘Dettwork SouthEast’, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Yl8M2KBAQ gained widespread recognition upon release, which served to only further fuel the cult-like status the album is now known for; an absolute lost gem.

 

However, at last ‘Dettwork SouthEast’ is finally set to be given a full UK release with its original track listing and packaging, including collaborations with Roots Manuva, Seanie T and Fallacy plus the aforementioned bonus 2014 track ‘Dettwork London Revisited (Dettwork SouthEast Remix)’.  The album will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.

 

"For the ‘Dettwork SouthEast’ album to finally get a release now, as it deserved when it was first recorded in 1996, is quite incredible. The reason this has been possible is really due to the fans, who have been the never-ending fuel that have kept the fire blazing and the engines running.  It was the genesis of my career and really defined what I’ve gone on to achieve since then, so for everyone to get behind this project and truly believe in it has been amazing!” – Blak Twang

 

The Blak Twang Dettwork SouthEast Album Launch Party will take place on Monday 22nd September at the London Jazz Café. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 9am at www.gigsandtours.com

 

Pre-order the album now from Amazon - http://smarturl.it/BlakTwangDSE

 

BIOG

Blak Twang (born Tony Olabode, England), better known as Tony Rotton, is a British rapper who grew up in Deptford, Lewisham, South East London.

 

Blak Twang is famed for his live performances all around the world and his ability, especially in his earlier recordings, to include various South London word usage and slang as well as locations without sounding too obvious, making him a firm favourite with English hip-hop fans as the original, “Hip-Hop Geezer”.

 

CD & DIGITAL TRACKLISTING

1.       Stand Clear Of The Doors

2.       Dettwork SouthEast

3.       Fearless

4.       Heads & Tales

5.       Tai Boxing

6.       Crème De La Crop

7.       Don’t Let Dem Fool You

8.       Queens Head Feat. Roots Manuva

9.       B.S. Survivah

10.   Paralytic Monkey Feat. Fallacy

11.   Real Estate

12.   Growing Up

13.   Echo Chamber (In combo with Roots Manuva and Seanie T)

14.   Entrepreneurs (Alongside Drezzo the Brigadier of The Bloodhoundz)

15.   Rhyming is Forever

BONUS TRACK:

16.   Dettwork London Revisited (Dettwork SouthEast Remix) Feat. Jehst, Rodney P, Samson aka Black the Ripper

 

2LP VINYL TRACKLISTING

1.       Stand Clear Of The Doors

2.       Dettwork SouthEast

3.       Fearless

4.       Heads & Tales

5.       Tai Boxing

6.       Crème De La Crop

7.       Entrepreneurs (Alongside Drezzo the Brigadier of The Bloodhoundz)

8.       Growing Up

9.       Paralytic Monkey Feat. Fallacy

10.   Real Estate

11.   B.S. Survivah

12.   Echo Chamber (In combo with Roots Manuva and Seanie T)

13.   Rhyming is Forever

BONUS TRACK:

14.   Dettwork London Revisited (Dettwork SouthEast Remix) Feat. Jehst, Rodney P, Samson aka Black the Ripper

 

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The Dastuns COMMUNIQUE Sept 10th

 

 

THE DATSUNS

Announce 

New video & single 

‘Bad Taste’

UK Tour 

 

The Datsuns have unveiled their new video for ‘Bad Taste’ the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Deep Sleep’ out October 6th

 

3 minutes of swaggering fuzz set against a glitter shuffle. ‘Bad Taste’ will be released as a Puke Green Vinyl 7” and Download. 

Check out the brilliant animated video for ‘Bad Taste’ on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPd8ifLnzME

 

The Datsuns have also confirmed their first UK tour in 3 years, exclaiming 'we are super excited to play the new record live, it's gonna be loud!' The Datsuns 5 date tour starts in Bristol at The Fleece on 27th October and culminates at the Lexington on 1st November. 

 

‘Deep Sleep’ was written and recorded in a blistering fast ten days at Roundhead Studios in Auckland last January. The result is a sonic explosion that arrives, lights the place on fire, then leaves, all within the space of 34 minutes.

 

Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst explains, 'We’re not fucking around. We’re all conscious of the fact that we don’t live so close to one another (Stockholm, Auckland, London, Wellington), if we’re together, we’re going to make records.'

 

‘DEEP SLEEP' elaborates on their signature breakneck-paced rock’n’roll delving into more menacing terrain summoned from the bands collective proto-metal 70s influences; Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult and Bloodrock, to name a few. Semi-tones are thrown in amongst blues scale riffs creating a darker, more evil sound that summons images of 1970s cult film super-villains.

To pre-order “Deep Sleep’ on i-Tunes and gets the new single immediately

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/deep-sleep/id907118759

Listen now to Bad Taste https://soundcloud.com/thedatsuns/bad-taste

 

The Datsuns UK Tour Dates 

October 

Mon 27 The Fleece Bristol http://www.thefleece.co.uk/

Tue 28 Fibbers York  http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-datsuns/fibbers/813200

Wed 29 Broadcast Glasgow http://broadcastglasgow.com/tickets/

Thur 30 Cluny Newcastle http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-datsuns/the-cluny/812548

Fri 31 Harlow Square http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-datsuns/the-square/813079

November 

Sat 1 Lexington London  https://billetto.co.uk/the-datsuns

 

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Nicole Atkins  COMMUNIQUE Sept 9th

 

 

NICOLE ATKINS 

Announces 

remixes 

‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’

https://soundcloud.com/nicoleatkins/who-killed-the-moonlight-eddie-mars-remix

&

‘Girl You Look Amazing’

 

Nicole Atkins is releasing a  brace of remixes to celebrate her forthcoming UK and European tour. The two remixed songs ‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’ and 

‘Girl You Look Amazing’ are the lead singles from Nicole’s ‘Slow Phaser’ album.

 

The first is a remix of the sassy ‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’ and was completed by Eddie Mars. Listen now https://soundcloud.com/nicoleatkins/who-killed-the-moonlight-eddie-mars-remix  Eddie Mars is a producer and DJ from Brooklyn, NYC. As both a solo artist and one half of a/jus/ted, Mars has produced music for labels such as Southern Fried Records, DFA, Under the Shade, and UNO NYC. 

 

The second remix by Tim Love Lee, founder of Tummy Touch Records and a pioneer of EDM and Trip Trop is for ‘Girl You Look Amazing’.  

 

Having wowed UK audiences in May, Nicole Atkins returns in October for a European tour, which includes 6 UK shows. Feted by Bruce Springsteen, Nicole Atkins' European tour comes on the heels of a series of North American shows supporting Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Avett Brothers. 

 

Nicole Atkins also recently unveiled an animated video  for ‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’ by the world-renowned Ilinca Hopfner who has worked with Nick Cave  and Grinderman.

 

‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’ lyrics were inspired by a dream “In the dream I lived next door to four magical and beautiful Sicilian sisters,” Nicole explains. “They were preparing me for a wedding. As the night fell we went to the riverside to toast the new full moon with wine. As we toasted the moon slowly fell from the sky and landed in the river. Slowly flickering off and on like a light and dying. As it died, all the fish died, then the birds, then the air and everything with it. Yet [though] it was sad or scary, it was beautiful.”

 

Indulge now in the dreamy video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Of_VVSi2TE

 

Nicole Atkins’ new album ‘Slow Phaser‘ released on her own label Oh’Mercy! Records/ Thirty Tigers in April, was praised by critics and fans alike. The album features both ‘Who Killed The Moonlight?’ and previous single ‘Girl You Look Amazing’ along with 9 other fantastic songs that make up an album Nicole is calling ‘neon noir tour de force of hi-def late-night pop’. This album marks Atkins' most ingenious and indelibly modern collection to date. Bittersweet yet life affirming, Slow Phaser is Nicole Atkins at her confident and unpredictable best - spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking

 

“I wanted to make something that no one's ever heard before," she says, "including myself.” Nicole Atkins collaborated with veteran drummer/producer Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Cramps, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks), who co-wrote three of the songs and producer Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans) with whom she partnered on her now-classic 2007 debut, Neptune City, and with whom she also co-wrote a few songs. The album was recorded at Johansson's residential studio in Malmo, Sweden and with his able assistance, she devised a compelling, new sonic approach, melding psychedelic energy, prog rock adventurism, after hours disco ambience, and the raw emotional purity of the finest country soul.  

 

To purchase the Nicole Atkins single remixes go to

i-Tunes http://bit.ly/1zZCqTi

 

 

‘Seeing is certainly believing - Nicole is immense, irrefutable, and devastating. Lovers of audacious, in-your-face performance are advised not to miss Nicole Atkins next time she pulls into town.’

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/reviews/2014-05-08/nicole-atkins-live-at-bush-hall-london

 

‘Blessed with a siren voice of innate and intricate grace and restraint. Buy this.’

Sunday Times

‘Bursts with attitude and vitality. her lustrous vocals, irresistible swagger and compositional ingenuity excel here.’

4 stars

Daily Mirror

 

 

Nicole Atkins UK / European October tour.

Fri 3rd Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden. www.tickster.com

Sat 4th Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden. www.tickster.com

Sun 5th Ideal Bar, Vega, Copenhagen.

Mon 6th Crystal Club, Berlin, Germany.

www.ticketmaster.de/event/100247?camefrom=de_va_01911

Wed 8th Biko Club, Milan, Italy. www.ticketone.it

Thur 9th La Parenthese, Nyon, Switzerland. Free event

Fri 10th L’Alimentation Générale Paris.

Mon13th Paradiso , Amsterdam, Netherlands.

http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/133071 

Tue14th Botanique, Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium. 

https://botanique.ticketmatic.com/addevent.php?a=VP3Yo_cI7No&e=R9qxerFAoNU&s=80cswBbInpo&l=fr

 

UK Shows 

Thur 16th      Gullivers, Manchester. 

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_nicole_atkins.html

Fri 17th King Tuts, Glasgow.

www.gigsinscotland.com

Sat 18th Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh.

www.gigsinscotland.com

Tue 21st The Cluny 2, Newcastle. 

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/nicole-atkins/cluny-2/799943

Thur 23rd Louisiana, Bristol

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_nicole_atkins.html

Fri  24th The Lexington, London.

www.Seetickets.com

 

http://nicoleatkins.com/home/

https://www.facebook.com/NicoleAtkinsOfficial

 

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The Damned & The BossHoss  COMMUNIQUE Sept 1st

 

MOTORHEAD

announce special guests

The Damned 

The BossHoss 

for 

November tour

 

The Damned and The BossHoss have been confirmed as the special guests for Mortörhead’s UK shows in November.

 

Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss play the O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. 

 

The tour led The Damned’s Captain Sensible to exclaim ‘It's gonna be fun gigging with that old charmer Lemmy....  he was the only one who gave the '77 punk generation the time of day, as long as you didn't nick his pint while he was feeding the fruit machine. We're chums... done lots of stupid stuff together, even made a record - 'MotorDamn', where the session was held up for a while by an almighty punch up if I remember correctly. Nice to be working with the old bastard again.’

 

While opening the proceedings are The BossHoss. The BossHoss have long since established themselves as one of the most innovative and compelling live acts in the European live music-landscape.

The seven piece BossHoss over nine years have refined their crossover recipe of Country, Rock‘n‘Roll, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Punk and Funk into a homogenous, even blend of old-school meets new-school and they continue to wreak mayhem with each  performance. The soul of the music itself, might remind you of an encounter between Johnny Cash and Elvis on the eve of the apocalypse. check out a live  video for their single http://www.universal-music.de/bosshoss/videos/detail/video:332439/god-loves-cowboys-live

And when asked about opening for Motorhead,  The BossHoss exclaimed 

‘Would you fuckin’ adam and eve it?!  

The BossHoss are opening up for Motörhead on their next UK TOUR 

 Holy Scheisse, NO GERMAN ANGST TO SAUERCROWD SURF AT WEMBLEY!’

 

This event is going to be an unrivaled night of rock'n'roll ! So don’t miss Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss when they blast through the UK this November. 

 

Tourdates  UK November 2014

 

Tuesday 04 Nov 02 APOLLO -  MANCHESTER

Thursday 06 Nov BIRMINGHAM -  NIA

Saturday 08 Nov LONDON THE SSE ARENA - WEMBLEY

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk 

 

http://www.officialdamned.com/

 

http://thebosshoss.com/flames/

 

The Damned and The BossHoss are proudly represented by Savage Gringo. If you would like an interview with either band or need further information please contact US.