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
Luke Sital-Singh has today announced release details for his forthcoming album, alongside a new video
Luke will release new album Time Is A Riddle on 12th May He's trailing the announcement with this video for new single 'Killing Me', written in tribute to his Grandmother. Yuo can watch the video HERE
Speaking about the video, Luke says; “It’s cut from digitised cine films that my wife’s late grandfather shot in the Seventies. They were only sent to us recently because her parents were in the process of moving to Vancouver. When I watched them, the nostalgic nature and the parallels with both our grandparents, it just felt tonally right, and a little note of serendipity".
Luke recorded Time Is A Riddle with Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers) in Donegal, with the album's lino print artwork created by Luke's wife (printmaker Hannah Cousins) from a photo of a windswept tree in Donegal. Luke will be playing a 13 date headline tour around the album release, including London Union Chapel on May 23 (full dates below).
May Tour Dates
Tue 9 Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, An Tobar
Wed 10 Inverness, Eden Court
Thur 11 Ullapool, The Ceilidh Place
Fri 12 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 15 Edinburgh, Teviot Debating Hall
Tue 16 Glasgow, Oran Mor
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
Tickets on general sale 24 February
Glasgow’s C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' last October. ‘Like You Do’ is the latest single to be taken from ‘The Midnight Sun,' alongside brand new offering 'Nothing At All.’ Three remixes will complete the deluxe package, set for digital release on March 17th via FatCat Records.
"This, for me, is one of the more unsettling songs on the album” Duncan tells us, “It’s about being deprived of satisfaction and suffering as a result". This theme of depravity is mirrored through the songs instrumentation. The listener is first teased with a skittering beat and a spiralling synth line that leaves the track bare and exposed. As layers of vocals and synth are gradually introduced, 'Like You Do' gains an almost uplifting confidence that offers an opposition to this depravity. Previously unheard track 'Nothing At All' produces a dreamlike atmosphere that could only be conjured by C Duncan's ability to seamlessly weave vocals in and out of warm synths and gentle melodies.
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has some dates on the horizon;
Elbow Support Shows
Wednesday 1st March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Thursday 2nd March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 4th - London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 5th March - London Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th March - London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday 8th March - Bournemouth, BIC
Thursday 9th March - Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 10th March - Newport Centre
Sunday 12th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Monday 13th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th March - Bridlington Spa
Wednesday 15th March - Doncaster, Dome
Thursday 16th March - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Saturday 18th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Sunday 19th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Monday 20th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 21st March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Thursday 4th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Friday 5th May - Limerick, Dolans
Saturday 6th May - Dublin, Whelan’s
Monday 8th May - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 9th May - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 10th May - London, Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 12th May - Manchester, Band On The Wall
Saturday 13th May - Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sunday 14th May - Edinburgh, The Caves
Due to overwhelming demand and just after the recent announcement of their first-ever UK performances, The Magpie Salute, who are spearheaded by guitarist Rich Robinson, have just announced a fourth show at London’s Under The Bridge on 15th April.
Tickets for the new date will go on general sale this Friday 10th at 10am and will be available through Eventim.
Wed 12th – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
Thurs 13th – Under The Bridge
Fri 14th – Under The Bridge
Sat 15th – Under The Bridge
The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.
Formed by Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute is a new band bringing together two other key members of Crowes fame, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, alongside members of Rich Robinson's own band; drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.
The band will be performing songs from The Black Crowes catalogue as well as solo material from Rich and Marc plus “whatever else may materialise,” says Robinson. At the Gramercy shows, the band’s set lists varied from night to night keeping the music fresh for the musicians and the audience. Ford comments “I don’t think I would do very well in a situation where there’s no danger. It has to stay interesting to us. If we weren’t in to it, how could the listener be?”
They also recently revealed a performance of the song ‘Coming Home’, which begins with a tribute to late keyboardist Eddie Harsch (who passed away on 4th Nov.), another founding member and Black Crowes alumni who was set to perform with the band.
The video was filmed in August last year at Applehead Studios, Woodstock where The Magpie Salute’s seeds were planted, and features Harsch talking, rehearsing, and performing with the band. “This recording came from the last time I got to play with Eddie Harsch,” says Robinson. “He was my friend and musical teacher. His mastery and subtlety will forever be an inspiration.”
Full Band Lineup
Rich Robinson - guitar, vocals
Marc Ford - guitar, vocals
John Hogg - vocals, percussion
Sven Pipien - bass, backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums
Matt Slocum - keys
Nico Bereciartua - guitar
Charity White - backing vocals
Adrien Reju - backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals
That rather wonderful band, matt pond PA will be (if you happen be in the U.S.) on a three-week run of dates starting 16th February in Portland, OR, featuring a number of club dates, an in-store, a series of living room shows. The setup will be of a more intimate nature with Pond supported by violin & cello.
Matt Pond & co. have premiered a video for "Force of Nature" - a track featured on matt pond PA's latest album, 'Winter Lives".
Of the video Matt Pond had this to say, "In these times where everything feels like a fight - we were inspired to put together a tribute to recklessness and wild belief. Everything I've ever accomplished in this world has befallen from battling uphill with my best mates. (Thank you very much, you magnificent jerks.) Following this thread through the eternal pulse of humanity, homage and honor - someone else said it far better than I ever could: Do not go gentle into that good night."
02/17 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
02/18 - Bellingham, WA @ "Living Room" Show
02/19 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
02/22 - Medford, OR @ "Living Room" Show
02/23 - Redding, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop)
02/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/26 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Living Room Show
03/02 - San Diego, CA @ "Living Room" Show
03/03 - Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (Free In-Store)
03/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident DTLA
Bob Dylan and his Band announce 3 intimate shows at the London Palladium on 28th, 29th and 30th April 2017, these are the final dates to be added on this tour.
The London Palladium Shows go on sale at 10.00am Friday 10th February 2017.
Fri 28 April The London Palladium
Sat 29 April The London Palladium
Sun 30 April The London Palladium
03 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
04 May Bournemouth International Centre SOLD OUT
05 May Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
07 May Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium SOLD OUT
08 May Liverpool Echo Arena
09 May London The SSE Arena, Wembley
The Little Kicks first emerged five years ago from Aberdeen. For their third album a relocation was called for, and in the Spring of 2015 the band packed their kit and set off for a lodge by Loch Ness in which they would penned ten songs that would come to make up “Shake Off Your Troubles”. Late night recording sessions in Edinburgh and then mastered at Abbey Road, the album is now ready for release on 3rd March via Loosen Up Records
Lead singer Steven Milne says; “This new album is a collection of songs that means a lot to me and I feel it reflects a massive increase in both my own and the band’s confidence and abilities. There have been ups and downs personally since we last released music but I’m happy to say that on the whole we have grown to be more proud of what we do and to be less reticent to shout about it and our music. The themes of the record would be a feeling of happiness, gratitude and to be thankful with what you have and not take things for granted. Furthermore, not to let others get you down or let anyone put you in your place. In 2017 when the album is released I can’t wait to let people hear it and I hope these sentiments carry through to those who listen to it.”
Watch the video for 'Don't Get Mad, Get Even'
Tour dates to be announced shortly.
'Go Get Gone' is the debut album from Worry Dolls - a duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Neilson Hubbard , a veteran of East Nashville’s music scene and featuring songwriting collaborations with Jeff Cohen (Teitur), Ben Glover (Gretchen Peters), Joe Doyle (Reba Mcentire) with band Wild Ponies, Eamon McLoughlin (Ashley Monroe), Kenny Hutson (Little Big Town) & more.
Rosie grew up singing and playing a variety of instruments in a music-filled household in Devon whilst Zoe, whose family originate from Liverpool and Ireland, was raised in a small village in Kent by her mum. She inherited music from her parents who, although separated, were both performers which resulted in a childhood spent back and forth between her mum’s theatrical rehearsals and her dad’s club gigs.
Worry Dolls met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, together however they now deliver their debut album, "Go Get Gone' which will be released on 27th January on Vinyl, CD and all digital outlets via Bread & Butter Music
UK Tour Dates
01 LONDON UK Americana Conference
03 STOCKPORT West Heaton Tennis Club
04 SUNDERLAND The Independent
05 PENRITH Plug N Play
08 STAMFORD Stamford Arts Centre
09 MUCH WENLOCK The Edge Arts Centre
12 CRAWLEY The Hawth
17 IPSWICH Cult Café
19 LIVERPOOL The Zanzibar
21 LEICESTER The Musician
22 BIRMINGHAM KGC
23 YORK Black Swan
24 BELLINGHAM All Acoustic Club
25 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
26 MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm
01 LONDON St Pancras Old Church
02 BRIGHTON The Marwood
03 SWINDON The Beehive
04 SALISBURY Salisbury Arts Centre
24 SWANAGE Square And Compass
26 TWICKENHAM Twickenham Folk Club
28 GAINSBOROUGH Westview House
29 DURHAM Old Cinema
30 SALTAIRE The Live Room
Lucky Shivers are four friends from London and Northampton and 'Human by Night' is their first sparkling release which will be released on a glittery, limited edition cassette on 3rd February. via the Shipping Forecast Music Company.
The rest of the story will continue throughout 2017.
Pre-order 'Human by Night' on itunes.