With the release of their first album in five years, 'VOIDS', Seattle's, Minus The Bear have announced a string of EU/UK dates for June 2017.
The new dates will follow on from a 29-date spring tour across North America, culminating in a hometown Seattle show on 15th April .
Thu 01 Jun - Manchester, Gorilla
Fri 02 Jun - Glasgow, Stereo
Sat 03 Jun - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sun 04 Jun - Newcastle, Riverside
Mon 05 Jun - Nottingham, Bodega
Tue 06 Jun - London, Scala
Thu 08 Jun - Cardiff, The Globe
Fri 09 Jun - Oxford, The Bullingdon
Sat 10 Jun - Brighton, The Haunt
Sun 11 Jun - Southampton, Talking Heads
Mon 12 Jun - Antwerp, Kavka
Tue 13 Jun - Amsterdam, Paradiso Upstairs
Wed 14 Jun - Cologne, MTC
Thu 15 Jun - Prague, Futurum Music Bar
Fri 16 Jun - Berlin, So36
Sat 17 Jun - Mannheim, Maifeld Derby
'VOIDS' is the Seattle band’s sixth full-length album, and first new LP in half a decade. It also marks the band’s return to their original label home, Suicide Squeeze Records, a longtime pillar of Seattle's indie rock scene.
Maximo Park unveil 'What Did We Do To Deserve This' as the next track to be released from their forthcoming album 'Risk To Exist.' which is released on 21st April.
You can pre-order the album digitally and receive two tracks instantly here
UK Tour Dates
Fri 5th May Birmingham O2 Institute 1
Sat 6th May Newcastle O2 Academy
Mon 8th May Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tue 9th May Glasgow O2 ABC
Wed 10th May Sheffield Leadmill
Fri 12th May London Royal Festival Hall
Sat May 13 Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
Mon 15th May Cambridge Junction
Tue 16th May Cardiff Tramshed
Wed 17th May Falmouth Princess Pavillion
Fri 19th May Manchester Albert Hall (10pm curfew)
Maximo Park are Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Lukas Wooller (keyboards) and Tom English (drums).
Looks a lot of fun creating a little 'roadside rom-com' for Emily Barker's new song 'Sunrise'.
"Sunrise’is about a romantic road trip" and was recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips Recording Service with Matt Ross-Spang at the helm as producer and Memphis musicians: Dave Smith (bass), David Cousar (electric guitar), Steve Potts (drums) and Rick Steff (keys). "We recorded live and direct to tape".
New album 'Sweet Kind of Blue' is due out on 19th May and can be pre-ordered here
Soulful London quartet The King’s Parade have a new single out now called ‘Haze’.
‘Haze’ is the first taste of new music following the band’s 2015 debut EP Vagabond, which saw The King’s Parade build their fanbase with shows at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Oslo as well as a residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s.
Michael Schenker has announced that he will be touring "Michael Schenker Fest" throughout the UK in November 2017.
Four concerts will take place at London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (Nov 2), Sheffield O2 Academy (Nov 3), Manchester O2 Ritz (Nov 4) and Hull City Hall (Nov 5).
The concept of 'Michael Schenker Fest' reunites the original Michael/McAuley Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums).
Says Schenker, "It's a miracle that after all these years, a tour like this will take place with the original band members of "M.S.G.". Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable."
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR DATES
The Black Angels have confirmed details for their upcoming album, ‘Death Song,’ out on 21st April. This will be the Austin five-piece’s first full-length album release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records. Listen to the opening sonic track 'Currency'.
Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Eck and the 11-track record offers a psychedelic menacing wonderland of sound. The band will be on tour this summer including a slot at The Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia
‘Death Song’ Track List:
2. I’d Kill For Her
3. Half Believing
4. Comanche Moon
5. Hunt Me Down
6. Grab As Much (As You Can)
8. I Dreamt
10. Death March
11. Life Song
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne have an incredible list of artists lined up as part of their festival in Lancashire this August. Today we focus on the ladies on the bill.
Jason Elliott, festival director, commented "We're extremely proud of our 2017 line up and of the huge array of female talent which will grace our stages this year. Great women. Great music. Great festival. We're delighted to be musically female-heavy!"
Just some of the artists involved -
One of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music world... meet 2017 Grammy nominee, Janiva Magness.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world.
Northern Ireland's Kaz Hawkins, with her soulful rock 'n' roll-blues is an artist very much on the rise.
Soul. Blues. Gospel and pop can be expected from radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman and her band...
Bristol based Elles Bailey seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead.
Husky Tones’ punk blues style delivered by of female drummer/singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper.
The Katie Bradley Band are highly energetic; "Katie has the voice of Big Mama Thornton and the heart of Memphis"
Modern, folk-tinged country-blues from the wonderful singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins
Delta Ladies - a hypnotic fusion of world music, folk roots and blues, christened 'Hillbilly Trance', They're not all ladies, but are headed up by Vicky Martin on guitar, banjo, kandela...
Award winning singer, songwriter and musician, Jess Gardham brings soulful roots and blues.
As they celebrate their 40th year since forming, Wire have annouced their forthcoming album 'Silver/Lead', which is due on 31st March via the band's pinkflag label.
The band also recently announced various DRILL FESTIVAL dates, a boutique city festival curated by Wire with dates in LA, Leeds, Brussels and Berlin, plus two nights at London's Garage and various other Spring tour dates.
This band are still on peak form, so the new album is highly anticipated.
15th READING (UK) Sub89
28th PHOENIX (USA) Crescent Ballroom
29th SAN DIEGO (USA) Casbah
30th -1st April LOS ANGELES (USA) DRILL : LA
3rd SAN FRANCISCO (USA) Slims
7th VANCOUVER (CANADA) Imperial Theatre
8th SEATTLE (USA) Crocodile
21-22nd LEEDS (UK) DRILL : LEEDS
4th LONDON (UK) The Garage
5th LONDON (UK) The Garage
7th BERLIN (DE) DRILL : BERLIN
9th COPENHAGEN (DK) Loppen
11th UTRECHT (NL) De Helling
12th PARIS (F) La Moroquinerie
13th BRUSSELS (B) DRILL: BXL
The Boy Least Likely To have just posted a new track ‘Follow Your Heart Somewhere’ - the first to emerge from their fifth album which is due in Autumn.
Listen to‘Follow Your Heart Somewhere’ below.
Speaking about the song, the band say: “It’s about getting older and coming to terms with the way your life has turned out, the things you wished you’d done but haven’t and the things you wished you hadn’t done but did. It’s about growing apart from someone you’ve been with for a long time and looking back on the way you were when you started out, wondering where it all went wrong and what’s going to happen next.”
Sunday 16th April – Wales Goes Pop, Cardiff
Monday 24th April – The Lexington, London
The line-up for the first ever Subterranean Festival, a brand new indie and rock festival in the heart of Cambridge which takes place on Saturday 23 September, has just been announced.
Headlining the Underworld stage are Scottish three-piece rock band The Amorettes, PINS will be headlining the Labyrinth stage and rockers Stone Broken are the final headliners of the festival and will be appearing on the Inferno stage.
As well as the headliners, Subterranean also features acoustic performances from InMe lead singer Dave McPherson and rousing rock band Ducking Punches alongside some of the very best Cambridgeshire rock and indie talent from the likes of Hollowstar, Beverley Kills, Sweet Crisis, Seasons, Phoenix Calling , Mammoth Penguins, The Extons, The Baby Seals and Staycations.
Subterranean is an all-day event, aimed at music fans of all ages. The venue will be used in a new creative way with three stages placed inside the venue's main auditorium rotating to provide the very best local talent alongside some national bands from the worlds of rock and indie. The upstairs bar of the venue will become The Lair, featuring the very best in acoustic rock and indie. The event will also have festival shopping area and food.
The Festival has been co-curated by Neil Jones, Operations Director for Cambridge Live, local journalist Jude Clarke and Cambridge 105 presenter Tim Willett.
Speaking about the new Festival, Cambridge Live’s Neil Jones said: “Subterranean is aimed at all ages and offers a great line up from the worlds of indie and rock. Cambridge Live is particularly pleased to be able to offer a platform for so many of the great local bands to play the biggest venue in the city”.
Jude Clarke said: “I'm thrilled with the line-up of brilliant local talent for this first Subterranean Festival. What a great showcase of our area's talent - and alongside some pretty awesome headliners too. Roll on 23rd September!”
Tim Willett said: “It's fantastic that Subterranean is giving local bands the opportunity to perform at one of the city's most prestigious venues alongside exciting up and coming bands from the national scene. The atmosphere will be incredible, I can't wait!”
Subterranean is supported by: Cambridge News, Star Radio, Cambridge 105, Millers Music and Audiolease. Official retail partner: Black Barn Records.
Subterranean Tickets and details are Here
No Joy who recently announced the 'Creep' EP, which will be released on 24th February on the brand new label collective Grey Market, and have now shared the second single from it, "Hellhole" The EP sounds a real change of musical direction for the band, take a listen.
The EP was produced by Jorge Elbrecht, who also appears as a guest musician. The band has U.S. tour dates due including a stop at SXSW.
Feb-21 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Feb-22 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theater
Feb-23 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Feb-24 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Feb-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Sunnyvale
March 16-17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
March 18 - Dallas, TX - Not So Fun Weekend
March 19 - San Antonio, TX - Burger Records Hangover Festival
March 20 - Hot Springs, AR - The Valley of the Vapors Festival
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