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)
Juan Carlos Quindos de la Fuente
Luke today releases his long-awaited second album, ‘Time Is A Riddle’ (via Raygun Records/Red Essential) including singles ‘Hunger’ and ‘Killing Me’
Listen to ‘Time Is A Riddle’ via Spotify
The release of ‘Time Is A Riddle’ also coincides with the first in a series of short films Luke has made in collaboration with various Slow Makers round the country. Speaking about his interest in the ‘Slow Movement’ of makers & craftspeople, Luke says; “I’m inspired by people who step aside from the craziness and dedicate their lives to mastering making simple things well. I wanted to meet these people, highlight their work and see what I could learn about my own work through theirs.”
Speaking about the new album ahead of his upcoming 11 date UK tour, Luke says; “I wanted every single second of it to be thought through and yet remain organic and instinctual. Which is perhaps an impossibility, but I think we got close and I couldn’t be prouder of it. I’m so happy it’s finally out in the world.”
Luke Sital-Singh, Headline UK Tour May 2017
Fri 12 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 15 Edinburgh, Teviot Debating Hall
Tue 16 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Wed 17 Sheffield, Picture House Social
Thu 18 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
Fri 19 Bristol, The Lantern
Sun 21 Nottingham, The Bodega
Mon 22 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Tue 23 London, Union Chapel
Wed 24 Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
Fri 26 Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
Justin Townes Earle is set to release His New West Records debut 'Kids in The Street 'on 26th May. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his career that Earle has worked with an outside producer.
Justin has announced three UK dates in the summer: so far
He has also shared the video for album closer 'There Go a Fool'. The video, directed by Alicia J. Rose which follows two young girls hitchiking together and ending up in a bar where Justin is playing. He told Billboard: "It reminded me a lot of playing the Springwater in Nashville. When I was 15 years old I would play from noon 'til seven at night there. There used to be this [girl] that showed up in mini-skirts and halter tops and she and her friends would dance in front of the stage. There'd be two old drunks at the bar, the girls dancing in front of me - and those girls never looked like the ones in the video, that's for sure."
'Kids In The Street' marks a decade into Justin's recording career which has already produced some wonderful music.
1. Champagne Corolla
2. Maybe A Moment
3. What's She Crying For
5. Kids In The Street
6. Faded Valentine
7. What's Goin’ Wrong
8. Short Hair Woman
9. Same Old Stagolee
10. If I Was The Devil
11. Trouble Is
12. There Go A Fool
Damien Dempsey released his debut album in 2000, 'They Don’t Teach This Shit in School', which set him apart as a unique and important voice which, is still true to this day.
Now seventeen years into his career, Damien Dempsey releases his seventh studio album, 'Soulsun', which featues a stellar cast of female guest vocalists, referred to in the sleeve notes as ‘the mighty Celtic Warrior High Queens’. Dido joins Damien on a tender love song, 'Beside the Sea' and fellow Dubliner, Imelda May, appears on 'Big Big Love', an anthemic rock love song and 'Pretty Bird Tree' features Dingle singer Pauline Scanlon, a regular collaborator over the years.
'Soulsun' was recorded with long-term producer and collaborator, John Reynolds in north London. Damien lived in London for months, immersing himself in writing songs and soaking up inspiration from London's rich tapestry of all human life. ‘This might sound strange but London is a real retreat for me” he explains. “I don’t know too many people in London, so I don’t go out raving or partying. When I go to the pub, it will usually be somewhere around Kilburn, sitting on my own with a notebook’
'Soulson' is released on 26th May followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland;
Watch the video for the title track from the album 'Soulsun' Here
Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have announced that they will be touring the UK this July including dates in Manchester, Bristol, and London as well as a main stage slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival on the 28th of July.
See full dates below:
THURSDAY 20 JULY - MANCHESTER, RNCM CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 21 JULY - NOTTINGHAM, ALBERT HALL
SATURDAY 22 JULY - SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL
MONDAY 24 JULY - BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL
TUESDAY 25 JULY - BRISTOL, BIERKELLER
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY - BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
FRIDAY 28 JULY – CAMBRIDGE, FOLK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 29 & SUNDAY 30 JULY - LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
2017 is a special year for Wilko Johnson. Not only does it mark the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band, but this year sees the guitarist celebrating his 70th birthday, with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September 2017.
Given the events of recent years, this gig is truly a celebration with Wilko leading his own party long time partners; Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums), family, friends and special guests.
The wonderful news is that Michael Head who is best known for his time with The Pale Fountains in early eighties Liverpool with younger brother John and the band they both went on to form, the legendary, Shack.
Eleven years since the release of his last album 'On The Corner Of Miles And Gil' released on Noel Gallagher's Sour Mash label, Michael Head is in the studio again, adding the finishing touches to his highly anticipated new album. 'Adiós Señor Pussycat' which will be released in the summer, preceded by a single. Both will be released on Michael's own Violette Records.
Watch this space for more news to come soon.
Doors open at midday for a rockin' Saturday on 17th June at the O2 Arena in Greenwich.
Playing a full headline set and closing the afternoon festivities at Indigo at The O2 will be the iconic New York hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult after which The O2 Arena's Main area will open up for headliners Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow who will be preceeded by British glam rock legends Sweet. There will also be an After Party with Steve’n’Seagulls from Finland. Skillfully re-working some of metal’s finest moments into a new breed of country hoe-down guaranteed to shake you all night long!
Full details of everything happening on the day are below;
Speak Easy Lounge
One of the must-visit destinations at last year’s event, the Speak Easy Lounge, is back to make you shed tears of laughter with a whole host of performances to be announced including comedian and singer-songwriter Phil Nichol, who found fame in the Canadian comedy music trio Corky and the Juice Pigs, comedy club regular Rich Wilson, hailed by Time Out as “Highly entertaining” and a very special live recording of Stuart Goldsmith’s Comedians’ Comedian podcast featuring a big comedy name to be announced (previous guests include Tim Minchin, Bill Burr and Jimmy Carr).
Big Entrance Stage
The Big Entrance Stage will be there to welcome all Stone Free Festival goers with a bang as they arrive into the venue and will have performances throughout the afternoon providing a non-stop soundtrack to the variety of entertainment on offer.
Headlining will be the menacing Evil Blizzard who with four basses and a singing drummer will bring their dystopian madness to proceedings. Joining them will be the rock and soul infused Buck & Evans, Australian hell-raising rockers , Brit rockers Massive Wagons and the heavy metal stalwarts Death Valley Knights.
The Beer Garden
With no chance of rain stopping play, there will still be the chance to bask outside in London’s summer sun. Outside the entrance to the O2 will be The Beer Garden with street food stalls and more live music to entertain fans as they eat, drink and get merry.
Classic Rock Vinyl Fair
Free to the general public, VIP Record Fairs will be returning to Stone Free on Saturday 17th June. VIP Record Fairs produce more Vinyl Record Fairs than any other company in the world and at the Stone Free Festival they will present specially selected vinyl dealers from around the UK.
A new box set which includes a 20 page limited edition book, artworks and lyrics. 2 x 180g Vinyl and 2 x CD, 1 x DVD sets, containing the complete works from The Mission’s 2016 album, 'Another Fall From Grace' will be released on 12th May.
To coincide with the release The Mission will be touring the UK in May with The Skeletal Family and Pauline Murray supporting on all UK shows (except Norwich). The seven UK dates start in Norwich on May 11th and include Wayne’s Birthday celebration show in Sheffield, before concluding in Leicester on May 27th..
'Another Fall From Grace' was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer, features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) and Evi Vine.
With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 the band are still cranking out great shows;
Watch a new video for Only You & You Alone (featuring Martin Gore)
THE MISSION ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE TOUR 2017
Thu 11th Norwich Waterfront *
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
Sat 3rd Germany Hannover Musikzentrum
* For the opening night in Norwich and we, understand from the band that they are maybe planning to play one of their infamous 2 set gigs that night as a warm-up for the rest of the tour.
THE MISSION with ALICE COOPER and THE TUBES November tour 2017:
Sat 11th Leeds First Direct Arena
Sun 12th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Tue 14th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Wed 15th Manchester Manchester Arena
Thu 16th London The SSE Arena, Wembley
Broken Social Scene have released their first new song in seven years. Entitled 'Halfway Home,' the new song follows the band’s 2010 album 'Forgiveness Rock Record' and their storming performance at the End of the Road festival last year.
Band members Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Sam Goldberg, Ariel Engle, Metric’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Stars’ Amy Millan and Evan Cranley, David French, and Dave Hodge will be playing the dates below as Broken Social Scene
See Broken Social Scene live:
23/5 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Albert Hall
24/5 - London, United Kingdom - Brixton Academy
26/5 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
28/5 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
29/5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
30/5 - Paris, France – Alhambra
1/6 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
4/6 - Toronto, Ontario - Field Trip
24/6 - Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Weekend
5/8 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga