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
A new digital-only Richard Haswell album entitled From The Fleet To The Medlock - A Collection (1997-2014) is being released on 12th May.
The tracks chosen have been based on critical feedback, downloads & streams and represent seventeen of the most popular tracks from his back catalogue, which is helpful ,as it serves as a good introduction to Richard’s music for those who are daunted by the thought of plodding through 22+ albums & eps!
So for a taste of the sweet and varied music album from Richard Haswell, you can listen on BandCamp and even download the album for free (for the next 2 weeks only).
More info on Richard’s website HERE
Ja Ja Ja is pleased to announce the line-up for their April event at London's Lexington. Now in its fourth year, the UK's most amazing new Nordic night continues it's residency in a venue of not only fine music but fine beer and food as well.
24th April is the next date with a singer-songwriter special, presenting the atmospheric pop of Stockholm-based Finn Suvi, Danish pop talent Sebastian Lind and Norwegian electro-folk songstress Farao, plus resident DJs Project Fresh Socks spinning the latest Nordic sounds..
Ja Ja Ja regulars can become members to get discounted tickets and other Nordic treats on signing-up here. Tickets are £7 in advance (£5 for Ja Ja Ja members), on sale now from Billetto or more on the door on the night.
Details are HERE
Kilmarnock’s ‘Fatherson’ have that infectious Scottish anthem driven rock sound down to a tee.
April 7th will see the band release their debut album, "I Am An Island" and they are playing the following dates this month.
Check then out and see what you think
13th April - Manchester - Gulliversâ€¨
14th April - Liverpool - Korovaâ€¨1
15th April - Bristol - Theklaâ€¨
16th April - London - Barflyâ€¨1
7th April - Cambridge - Portland Armsâ€¨
26th April - Glasgow - Arches
More details HERE
This Thursday (3rd April) Glass Caves & Traps will play a Music Week Rising show at The Black Heart in Camden. That’s a great night out for £5.50 Tickets HERE
Hailing from North Wales Dan Amor will release his new album ‘Rainhill Trials’ physically on 12th May 2014.
With the album being infused with Welsh culture, Dan sings in both English and Welsh. the intriguing first single is ‘Sister Anne’.
Give the single a listen and see what you think, we really like it and, if you can't wait until the 12th May, the album is avaiable now digitally vai Bandcamp HERE
Scottish trio The Twilight Sad are reissuing their debut album ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ for Record Store Day on 19 April 2014.
The deluxe double vinyl edition of ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ will contain never-before-heard tracks, unseen original artwork and the re-mastered debut in full. The LP will be limited to 500 copies in the UK, will be available from participating independent record shops on Record Store Day.
Following their support slots with Manic Street Preachers at the beginning of April The Twilight Sad will be performing ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ in full on the following dates;
29 April - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
30 April - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
1 May - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
2 May - The Deaf Institute, Manchester
3 May - Exchange, Bristol
30 May - Primavera Sound, Barcelona
NYC band Yellow Ostrich announce their new album ‘Cosmos’ will be released in the UK on 5th May on Barsuk Records. The album will be preceded by single ‘Neon Fists’, which will be out on 28th April.
Singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf and drummer/percussionist Michael Tapper recruited bassist Zach Rose and keyboardist/guitarist Jared van Fleet for the single, which is a delightful listen.
Yellow Ostrich have announced their first European tour, which will start in the UK in early May, Dates are below;
04/05/14 – Sounds From The Other City Festival – Salford, Manchester, UK
05/05/14 – The Lexington – London, UK
06/05/14 – Hare and Houd – Birmingham, UK
07/05/14 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
08/05/14 – Start The Bus – Bristol, UK
The End of the Road Festival has confirmed Gene Clark's No Other Band, with members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes as a headliner for this year's festival. The Gene Clark No Other Band sees Beach House's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and ex-Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews come together with members of Wye Oak and Celebration to reconstruct the Byrds’ Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece No Other.
Beach House have said of the show, which toured in the US earlier this year: “No Other it feels like a special moment in Gene Clark's songwriting. Throughout the years, many have dug up the record and fallen in love with it. We, Beach House, are certainly two of those people and we hope that playing the record live will spread the album even more. We feel incredibly excited and lucky that we will be working with such a stellar group of singers, friends, and musicians without whose help this complicated and unconventional tour would never be possible.”
Also added to the festival today are; Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, St Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Jenny Lewis, Felice Brothers and Black Lips plus more below
An A-Z list of all the new artists confirmed today is as follows:
Alice Boman, Archie Bronson Outfit, Arc Iris, Arrows of Love, Benjamin Booker, Black Lips, Celebration, Chad Vangaalen, David Thomas Broughton, Felice Brothers, The Gene Clark No Other Band, Jenny Lewis, Kiran Leonard Laish, Lapland' Lau, Lonnie Holley' Lucius' Lyla Foy' Mazes, Otti Albietz & the voices, Phox, The Rails, Robert Ellis, Samantha Crain, St Vincent, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, The Districts, Theo Verney, Tides of Man, Tramms, tUnE-yArDs, Wye Oak, & Zachary Cale