Day Fever, is the first album in four years from 'Dear Reader' (Cherilyn MacNeil) and was recorded over ten days in John Vanderslice’s San Francisco studio.
Already away from home in Berlin, the South African musician’s trek to San Francisco meant a huge adjustment in terms of her recording style. Cherilyn hadn’t explored recording straight to tape previous to this album, which meant digitally correcting small mistakes during production wasn’t an option: "they’d keep a track or erase it - all of it - and start again. It went against everything I felt comfortable with,” Cherilyn says, calling the loss of control "initially terrifying".
'Day Fever' tracklist:
1. Oh, The Sky!
2. Tie Me To The Ground
3. So Pretty So Pathetic
4. Mean Well
5. Wake Him
6. Placate Her
7. If Only
8. I Know You Can Hear It (video)
9. Nothing Melodious
10. Then, Not Now
11. The Run
The new album from Emily Barker will be called 'Sweet Kind of Blu and will be released on 19th May with ten tracks, all recorded during sessions at Sam Phillips Recording Service back in June 2016.
Sweet Kind of Blue
No. 5 Hurricane
If We Forget to Dance
Over My Shoulder
Underneath the Honey Moon
You can pre-order what, should be a very special album HERE
South African blues rock guitarist Dan Patlansky returns to the UK this spring for a new tour, with special guest Ash Wilson. This will be the first headline tour Dan has undertaken following his support slot on King King’s 2016 UK tour, and Joe Satriani’s 2015 UK and European tour.
The UK tour follows Patlansky’s recent accolade when his current album 'Introvertigo' was voted the No.1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the Blues Rock Review. This marks the second time Patlansky has been voted at No.1 in Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20 Albums. The first time was in 2014 with his previous studio album 'Dear Silence Thieves'.
Dan's special guest is the Lincolnshire-based singer-songwriter Ash Wilson.
Mr. Kyps, Poole Saturday 15 April
HRH Blues Festival, Sheffield Academy Sunday 16 April (SOLD OUT)
Islington O2 Academy, London Tuesday 2 May
The Deaf Institute, Manchester Wednesday 3 May
The Globe, Cardiff Thursday 4 May
The Tunnels, Bristol Friday 5 May
The Factory, Barnstable Saturday 6 May
Take a look at the video for 'Run' HERE
London noise trio Girls in Synthesis formed in 2016 release their debut double A sided single 'The Mound/Disappear' on 17th March.
The release represents the band’s first ever recordings, capturing the raw live energy of their live shows. The single was recorded and mixed by the band themselves.
Girls in Synthesis play:
Thursday 16th March: The Lock Tavern - London
Saturday 25th March: Deptford Vinyl instore - London
Full details on the band's Facebook page