Anwar Ali moved to the UK as a refugee, originally hailing from the Bajuni Islands; a tropical paradise off the coast of East Africa. Dave Owen is a guitarist from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who’s been playing around Liverpool for years.
Robin Trower is back with a new solo album and at 72 "Time and Emotion" is a magnificent achievement.
Placebo have just announced a brand new single “Life’s What You Make It” plus a string of UK tour dates for this October.
Take a look at the video for 'Life is what you make it'
October Tour Dates
Sat 7 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sun 8 - Dundee Caird Hall
Tue 10 - Doncaster Dome
Wed 11 - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Fri 13 - Reading Rivermead
Sat 14 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Mon 16 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Tue 17 - Swindon Oasis
Fri 20 - Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 21 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mon 23 - London O2 Brixton Academy
There is a new video available from Cornish trio 'Auction For The Promise Club' for their latest single ‘See Through’. You can check it out here
‘See Through’ is the next single taken from their upcoming debut album Silence which is out this Friday 9th June via ZenTen/Easy Action Records and was recorded at Airfield Studios with Paul Reeve.
June 9th – Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
June 9th – Driftwood Spars, St Agnes (album launch weekend)
June 10th – Mono, Falmouth (album launch weekend)
June 30th – St Mary's Hall Appledore, Devon
July 30th – Leopalooza Festival, Cornwall
Following the announcement of their 10th studio album, American rockers Gov’t Mule have confirmed their return to the UK in October this year.
The band will be heading to Ireland to play a show in Dublin before coming to the UK for four dates in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London.
Oct 22nd - Academy, Dublin
Oct 24th - Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Oct 26th – Ritz, Manchester
Oct 27th – Tramshed, Cardiff
Oct 28th - London Bluesfest, London
Tickets are available via the band's website
The band first return to the road at Summerstage in New York's Central Park and have dates booked through the summer in North America and Europe to promote the upcoming album 'Revolution Come... Revolution Go' which is due for release on 9th June via Spinefarm Records. You can pre-order the album here.
The 12-song set, Gov't Mule's 10th studio outing, was recorded primarily with long-time collaborator Gordie Johnson in Austin, Texas, but the musicians also worked on a pair of tracks with Don Was, with whom Haynes recently toured as part of the recent The Last Waltz 40th anniversary tour.
The record features the song ‘Dreams & Songs’, which Haynes deems autobiographical, reflecting on a career that started professionally with David Allan Coe’s band in 1980 and has gone through the Dickey Betts Band, the Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends and more.
"It's about looking back at your life and family and changes," Warren explains, "and the general message is you never go back home -- not in the literal sense of the word, but things have a way of growing in their own directions, and you wake up one day and look at everything you've been through and think, 'Wow, how did I get here?' It's a journey and you look back on it. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that I've had, but it's been a wild ride and in some ways has gone so much quicker than I would ever expect. Thankfully, I'm still going strong and my career's as good as it's ever been. I'm thankful for that."
Ride have today announced a run of UK tour dates for this November, starting off at London’s Kentish Town Forum on the 7th November.
The band are playing festival shows for this summer including, Glastonbury, Latitude and Green Man as well as a homecoming show at Oxford New Theatre on 10th July, November dates are below;
Tuesday 7th Nov London Forum Kentish Town
Wednesday 8th Nov Birmingham O2 Institute
Thursday 9th Nov Bristol SWX
Friday 10th Nov Leeds Beckett Student Union
Sunday 12th Nov Liverpool Academy
Monday 13th Nov Newcastle Boiler Shop
Tuesday 14th Nov Edinburgh Queens Hall
Pre-sale tickets go on sale on 10am Monday 5th June and on general sale on 10am Wednesday 7th June from the band's website.
You can also pre-order ‘Weather Diaries’ on double red vinyl exclusively from the band’s store, also available on double black vinyl, CD or digitally with limited signed merch bundles.
UK / EU TOUR DATES
01 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain
03 - La Sirene - La Rochelle, France
04 - Art Rock Festival -Saint Brieuc, France
06 - Mascotte - Zurich, Switzerland
07 - Latteria Molloy - Brescia, Italy
08 - Locomotiv - Bologna, Italy
10 - Primavera Sound - Porto, Portugal
11 - This is Not A Love Song - Nimes, France
06 - Piraeus Academy – Athens, Greece
07 - Principal Club– Thessalonik, Greece
09 - Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
11 - Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
12 - Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
13 - Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
15 - Muziekgieterij – Massricht, Netherlands
18 - Venue Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
19 - AB Ballroom – Brussels, Belgium
20 - Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 - Forum – London, UK
23 - Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia – Liverpool, UK
25 - SWG3 – Glasgow, UK
26 - Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK
27 - Trinity – Bristol, UK
29 - La Cigale – Paris, France
30 - Luxor – Cologne, Germany
01 - Colombiatheatre – Berlin, Germany
Hannah’s Yard are named after a studio called The Yard andthe lead singer of the collective, Hannah Layton Turner. Also part of the band are Barnaby Pinny, Duet/Backing Vocals, James Reader, piano/keyboards additional programming, Pete Callard, guitars/mandolin/banjo, Michael Curtis Ruiz, double bass and Jim Fleeman, drums
In the year or so since being discovered by BBC Introducing, Hannah’s Yard have released a series of singles and have now released their debut album called 'Beginnings'
Timeless Tour 2017
In his 70th year, singer/songwriter Gordon Haskell returns to the UK. The writer of 'How Wonderful You Are' - BBC Radio R2’s most requested song - from his hit album Harry's Bar, has teamed up with Hannah's Yard for a warm and intimate evening of music featuring the full band. The band will open the Timeless Tour, performing songs from the album together with an eclectic mix of covers.
2 June Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
15 June Alban Arena, St Albans
18 June Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
6 July Camberley Theatre, Surrey
7 July Cinnamon Club, Altrincham
16 July The Brook, Southampton
Have a listen to 'Why Would I Know' by Hannah's Yard.
We first saw Cambodian/American rock band Dengue Fever at SXSW many moons ago, early one morning, around 2am in an Austin bar. It was a mind blowing experience of both sight and particularly sound!
Now the band have announced that they are set to begin a deluxe reissue campaign to release their long out-of-print back catalog via their own Tuk Tuk Records. The first two titles to be reissued are their eponymous 2003 debut album and their 2005 follow-up 'Escape From Dragon House' on 26th May.
Both albums feature new bonus tracks, new liner notes, archival photos and upgraded original artwork, an expanded 20-page booklet for Dengue Fever while Escape features a fold out poster. Vinyl reissues will be available later this year.
“Since acquiring our back catalog a few years back, we’ve always talked about doing deluxe editions of all of Dengue Fever’s out-of-print titles properly on our own label,” said Dengue Fever bassist and Tuk Tuk Records Co-owner Senon Williams. “Our primary goal was to get our first albums Dengue Fever and Escape From Dragon House back in print first with bonus material and other upgrades and use it as a template to upgrade the rest of our back catalogue moving forward.”
Track listing for Dengue Fever:
1. Lost in Laos
2. I’m Sixteen
3. 22 Nights
4. Hold My Hips
5. Dengue Fever
7. New Year’s Eve
9. Glass of Wine
10. Shave Your Beard
11. Pow Pow
12. Connect Four
13. A Go Go (Remix)
14. Doo Wop (Live at the Rickshaw Stop 2004)
15. Hold My Hips (Paul Dreux Smith Remix 2004)
16. Lost in Laos (Tom Chasteen Remix)
17. Thanks-A-Lot (Live at Spaceland 2004)
Track listing for Escape From Dragon House:
1. We Were Gonna
2. Sni Bong
3. Tip My Canoe
4. Tap Water
5. Sleepwalking in the Mekong
6. One Thousand Years of a Tarantula
7. Escape From Dragon House
8. Made of Steam
9. Lake Dolores
10. Saran Wrap
12. Escape From Dragon House (Napster Session 2006)
13. Made of Steam (Mechanical Pencil Remix)
14. Sleepwalking Thought The Meking (Morgan Page Remix)
15. Sni Ha (Napster Session 2006)
Photo - Chean Long
Martha Tilston has a new album called 'Nomad' out on CD now and on vinyl on 26th May.
The album was born whilst recording 2014’s album The Sea: ensconced at a cliffside cottage in Cornwall, Martha and her frequent collaborators Matt Tweed, Nick Marshall and Tim Cotterell, amongst other new faces, would pick up instruments in the late hours and begin to experiment with Martha’s other ideas. Often just blueprints, the outcome of these sessions arising from spontaneity, experimentation and maturing songwriting was to become 'Nomad'
Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music from a young age. Her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boylge (step-mother) were obvious influences, with their musician friends Bert Jansch, John Rebourn and John Martin often gathering and singing in the family kitchen.
Martha’s own musical journey has taken her from the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury to touring the far reaches of the globe. Originally one half of folk duo Mouse (alongside Nick Marshall),
Following the release of NOMAD, Martha will have released seven albums to date on her own label Squiggly Records
Southampton, The Art House - May 20th
Kent, Small World Spring Gather - May 27th
Bath, Shindig Weekender - May 28th
Birmingham, Hare & Hounds - June 8th
Guildford, Boileroom - June 9th
Frome, The Wheatsheaves - June 15th
Shrewsbury, Severn Tavern - June 16th
Penzance, The Acorn - June 21st
Totnes, Acoustic Haven @ HillyFields - June 24th
Anti- Records are pleased to announce the signing of Los Angeles indie rock pioneers The Dream Syndicate. Originally active from 1982 to 1988, The Dream Syndicate reformed in 2012 after a lengthy hiatus. Founding member Steve Wynn explains, “The Dream Syndicate and I are very excited to be part of the Anti- family. I like the way they embrace artists with a rich and lengthy history who believe that their best and most relevant work is still ahead of them.”
The Dream Syndicate was formed by current members Steve Wynn (guitar, vocals) and Dennis Duck (drums), along with Karl Precoda (guitar) and Kendra Smith (bass).
Information on the new album by The Dream Syndicate is due soon.
The Dream Syndicate European Tour Dates
October 14th, 2017 – Oslo – Rockefeller (NO) -
October 15th, 2017 – Göteborg – Pustervik (SE)
October 16th, 2017 – Stockholm – Kägelbanan (SE)
October 18th, 2017 – Copenhagen – VEGA (DK)
October 19th, 2017 – Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich (DE)
October 21st, 2017 – Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg (DE)
October 23rd, 2017 – Amsterdam – Bitterzoet (NL)
October 24th, 2017 – Paris – Centre Barbara Fleury Goutte-d'Or (FGO) (FR)
October 25th, 2017 – Turin – Spazio 211 (IT)
October 26th, 2017 – Milan – Magnolia Segrate (IT)
October 27th, 2017 – Bologna – Locomotiv (IT)
October 30th, 2017 – London – The Lexington
November 1st, 2017 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
November 3rd, 2017 – Leuven – Het Depot (BE)
November 4th, 2017 – Athens – Gagarin (GR)
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