Shot earlier in New York, the new video by Travis frontman Fran Healey is for the first single to be taken from his debut album ‘Wreckorder’
Archive for September, 2010
Ever wondered what would happen if you channelled the mindsets of David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Lindsay Anderson into a young, confrontational art-rock musician from Miami with a musical background that merged INXS, Sonic Youth, 60s harmony psyche-pop, thrash metal and Miami Freestyle? Wonder no more: he’d be Jorge Elbrecht, and what would happen is Violens.
Because for Jorge – like Lynch, Kubrick and Anderson – his creativity pulls from the tangled imagery of the unconscious mind, whereas his production aesthetic is [...]
Cowboy Junkies are set to release Renmin Park – The Nomad Series Volume 1 on October 25th through Proper Records in the UK.
With the release of Renmin Park, Cowboy Junkies are beginning their most ambitious period yet. Inspired by a three-month stay that Michael Timmins and his family spent in China—which he describes as “an other-worldly experience”— Renmin Park is the first of four releases planned over the next 18 months, collectively titled “The Nomad Series.”
Renmin Park (translated, it means “People’s Park,” [...]
Having released their self-titled debut in April on Bella Union records, PEARLY GATE MUSIC return to these shores in November to support their friends/fans BLITZEN TRAPPER on their UK tour. Dates below…
Sunday 21 November – GLASGOW – King Tuts (supporting Blitzen Trapper)
Monday 22 November – DUBLIN – The Workman’s Club (supporting Blitzen Trapper)
Tuesday 23 November – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge (supporting Blitzen Trapper)
Wednesday 24 November – LONDON – Garage (supporting Blitzen Trapper)
Thursday 25 November – BRISTOL – Thekla (supporting Blitzen Trapper)
Acclaim for Pearly Gate Music, [...]
Chosen from thousands of hopefuls by the In The City A&R panel, 30 bands have been picked as the latest in a long line of acts showcased during the event’s successful history. In The City Unsigned has been a significant stepping-stone in the careers of Ash, Badly Drawn Boy, Bjork, Catatonia, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay Daft Punk, Doves, Elastica, Elbow, Foo Fighters, Gallows, Hadouken, Lady Sovereign, Maximo Park, Muse, Oasis, Orson, Placebo, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Suede, Sunshine Underground, [...]
Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. The single will be available from October 18th, with album following on November 1st (November 9th in USA)
A preview of Nun With The Astral Habit, another new track from the album, is also streaming on the album’s mini-site atwww.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth. The track is also playing on the band’s iPhone app which launched last week.
In addition to the new track the mini-site also [...]
Cotswold youngsters hermes bring their gloriously euphoric slice of power pop to London for their first dates in the capital.
hermes are teenagers Thomas Jacob, James Dolman and George Montague, three friends from Cirencester in the Cotswolds. They got together to form hermes in 2009 have spent the last year writing, recording demos and refining their sound in any space available, be it their bedrooms, kitchens or the garage.
With their first year under their belts which saw the release of their ludicrously tasty debut [...]
“I know that for some musicians, writing songs is like therapy and the way they get their emotions out,” says Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Robert Francis. “But for me it’s more than an outlet — it’s a way to keep me from completely losing my mind.”
Such an intense statement may sound like the drama of being 22, which Francis is, but listen to the two albums that he’s created, 2007’s indie release One By One and his major-label [...]
“‘Human Nature’ is to pop music what Carmen is to opera, an unashamedly bold and surprisingly accomplished debut that is loaded with instant hits and bursting with energy and catchy hooks.” Clash Magazine, 8/10
“The quality of the songwriting [has] to be heard to be believed… they could end up being the UK answer to Black Eyed Peas.” – Guardian
“These lads should be massive… Poptastic” Daily Star
“Do we have a new favourite band in our midst?” Sugar
Beatbullyz have today been announced as the highly-coveted [...]
Update: The venue has now been changed to the Ruby Lounge. Other details remain the same
SALFORD LADS’ CLUB HOLD THE KEYS TO www.topmanctrl.com
For many, Salford Lads’ Club is a home away from home, not just a venue but also a Mecca for the kings and queens of the North’s music scene. Now, the iconic venue and the legendary Charlatans front man, Tim Burgess, have come together to take control of www.topmanctrl.com throughout October. They end their reign with a night showcasing [...]