'Shattered' will be Reigning Sound’s first album for Merge and the first full LP by the group since 2009’s Love and Curses.
The band’s principal songwriter/member, Greg Cartwright, has been leading the shifting cast of characters since 2001. This version of the band includes longtime keyboardist Dave Amels, who joined the band seven years ago. Dave proved to be key in putting together the current line-up. of Mike Catanese, Benny Trokan, and Mikey Post
The four flew to Nashville, learned the songs, and recorded them with Greg in a couple of days. They have been touring and playing together ever since, and Shattered which was recorded at Daptone’s Brooklyn studio (engineered by Wayne Douglason) will be out on 14th July 2014.
Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale vocals / guitar and they are on tour with Courtney Barnett now …, which should make for a special night!
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The bandstand in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow has recently been fully refurbished and Teenage Fanclub have been asked to play there at one of a series of concerts to mark its re-opening and, they have accepted!
Tickets are on sale HERE Let's hope there are more dates soon
A great start to the year, which saw Beans on Toast on his first American headline tour as well as, playing a series of shows with Flogging Molly in the US and then Frank Turner’s UK Arena tour in February, Beans On Toast will be heading back into the UK for 16 dates across the country ending with his biggest headline show to date at Electric Ballroom, Camden.
Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ should be one to be one to add to you gig list today.
Tickets will go on sale Friday 9th May at 9am HERE
20/11 ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree
21/11 GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
22/11 EDINBURGH, Voodoo Room
24/11 NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
25/11 HULL, Fruit
26/11 LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
27/11 MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge
28/11 LIVERPOOL, The Shipping Forecast
29/11 NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
03/12 BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
04/12 CAMBRIDGE, Junction 2
05/12 BRISTOL, The Fleece
06/12 EXETER, The Phoenix
09/12 PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
10/12 BRIGHTON, The Haunt
11/12 LONDON, Electric Ballroom
Tuff Love's Junk EP is out today. Having celebrated with a sold-out launch party at The Old Hairdresser's in Glasgow on Friday night, the band are now out on tour around the UK together with The Pictish Trail and Monoganon - see full list of dates below.
The Junk EP is available for purchase in physical format from the Lost Map, on 10" white vinyl HERE or as an iTunes download. It’s Sweet stuff!
Mon, May 5 @ Spirit of Speyside festival, Elgin (w/ The Pictish Trail)
Wed, May 7 @ The Redd Suite, Dundee*
Fri, May 9 @ Night & Day, Manchester, [TICKETS]*
Sat, May 10 @ The Prince Albert, Stroud*
Sun, May 11 @ Retreat @ St Dominic's Social Club, Newcastle*
Fri, May 16 @ Old Bookshop, Bristol (evening)*
Sat, May 17 @ Old Bookshop, Bristol (matinee)*
Sat, May 17 @ South Street Arts, Reading*
Mon, May 19 @ Junction 2, Cambridge*
Wed, May 21 @ Coal Vaults, Coventry*
Thurs, May 22 @ Railway, Winchester*
Sat, May 24 @ Old Continental, Preston*
Sun, May 25 @ Bowler's Bar, Glasgow (matinee, part of East End Social)*
Mon, May 26 @ Classic Grand, Glasgow (supporting Real Estate)
Jul 18-20 @ Lost Map's Howlin' Fling, Isle of Eigg (w/ full Lost Map roster + special guests)
Jul 25-26 @ Wickerman Festival, Dundrennan
Sat, Aug 2 @ Cloudspotting Festival, Blackburn (w/ Tuff Love, Monoganon & Randolph's Leap)
* Lost Map spring showcase tour
w/ Tuff Love & Monganon
† Also featuring Randolph's Leap, Rozi Plain
and Seamus Fogarty
Devon based and Xtra Mile-signed band Crazy Arm, will be on the road on the following UK dates, alongside Oregon outfit Larry And His Flask. Check them out; Crazy Arm are on Bandcamp and you can also find Larry and his Flask on Bandcamp
7th May – Borderline, London
8th May – Unit, Southampton
9th May – Le Pub, Newport
10th May – The Square, Harlow
11th May – Cluny 2, Newcastle
12th May – Star & Garter, Manchester
13th May – Prince Albert, Brighton
30th May – The Exchange, Bristol (w/Joe Tilston + Jake & The Jellyfish)
31st May – Camden Rocks, Black Heart, London (w/Apologies I Have None + more)
Following on from their recent album 'Images Du Futur', Montreal's Suuns return to the UK and Europe for a string of tour dates this autumn starting out with Liverpool Psych Fest on 26th September.
Most recently, French radio show Faits Divers (Radio Dijon) recorded Suuns' set on camera at Le Consortium in Dijon. You can the following short film featuring live favourites 'Arena,' '2020' and 'Bambi' HERE
1st June Milano, IT - Magnolia
2nd June Vienna, AT - Chelsea
4th June Ravenna, IT - Beaches Brew Festival
6th June Athens, GR - Plissken Festival
7th June Eindhoven, NL - Eindhoven Psychlab
8th June Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
9th June Prague, CZ - MeetFactory
10th June Graz, CZ - Forum Stadtpark
11th June Zagreb, HR - Mocvara
13th June Neuchatel, CH - Festi'Neuch
14th June Luzern, CH - B-Sides Festival
26th Sept Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Fest - get tickets
29th Sept London, UK - Village Underground, London - get tickets
30th Sept Ghent, BE - Vooruit
1st Oct Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique
2nd Oct Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin
3rd Oct Copenhagen, DK - Vega
4th Oct Oslo, NO - Revolver
6th Oct Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan
7th Oct Gothenberg, SE - Pustervik
8th Oct Helsinki, FI - Kuudes Linja
11th Oct Istanbul,TR - Salon IKSV
Toronto’s Doomsquad play the Great Escape Festival as part of a wider Euro/UK Tour and to celebrate their single "Ovoo" gets a remix by London producer Kit Grill.
Tour dates for this rather special band are as follows;
May 03 Nottingham UK - Stealth VS Rescue
May 05 Leeds UK - Nation of Shopkeepers
May 06 Bristol UK - Start the Bus
May 07 London UK - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
May 08 Brighton UK - The Great Escape @ Blind Tiger Club (afternoon)
May 08 London UK - No Pain In Pop @ Cafe OTO (evening)
May 10 Brighton UK - The Great Escape @ The Green Door
May 14 - Grotteingen NL - Subsonic
May 16 - Rennes FR - 1988 Live Club
May 22 - Berlin DE - Monarch
Introducing Finnish doomsters KUOLEMANLAAKSO who have recently released their second album “Tulijoutsen” (“The Fire Swan”). Produced by the Triptykon and Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura. Time to ROCK!
Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun, ex- Barren Earth) – vocals
Laakso (Chaosweaver) – guitar & keys
Kouta (Chaosweaver, ex-Verjnuarmu) – guitar
Usva (The Nibiruan, ex-Elenium) – bass
Tiera (Cult of Endtime, ex-Discard) – drums
A Sunny Day In Glasgow revealed their first new music since 2010 earlier this year in the form of "In Love With Useless", and the band now give the latest glimpse of their forthcoming album 'Sea When Absent' with "Crushin'
The instantly infectious A Sunny Day In Glasgow are the perfect band for the start of spring. 'In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)' could possibly be the longest song title of the year so far, but it’s a record that has everything you need for a sunny day in any city (Have a listen HERE).
Crushin’ (Have a listen HERE) takes the band in a different direction, a mellower one if you will. However it shows the band's depth in character, appealing to the mellow dramatic side in us all. This is a band to keep your eye on; there could be exciting times ahead.
Sunday Best Recordings (Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip/David Lynch/Beardyman) have just announced their new singings WILD SMILES and to celebrate this they have the new song ‘Fool For You’ as a FREE DOWNLOAD
We had a listen and if you like a bit of grit with your rock ‘n‘ roll then Wild Smiles are for. 'Fool For You' maybe nothing new in the grand scheme of things, but with a severe lack of bands out there willing to turn up the reverb to 11 (except maybe Temples), they certainly have the potential to plug a gap for the 'Dad Rockers' out there.
Just like that,' Fool For You' is over. At a little over 2 minutes, we need more Wild Smiles to get our teeth stuck into.
A remix of Bipolar Sunshine’s 'Where Did The Love Go' from A-minor is one for the holidays, have a listen