Following on from their recently released, third album Weights & Pulleys, 15th September sees the release of Broken Records first single ‘So Long, So Late’ from that album.
Produced by Tony Doogan So Long So Late is a wide landscape of a song with shimmering guitars melting over Jamie Sutherland’s vocals.
Broken Records are Jamie Sutherland (vocals, piano), Rory Sutherland (violin, guitar, accordion), Ian Turnbull (guitar, piano, accordion), Dave Smith (piano, trumpet), Craig Ross (guitar, bass) and Andrew Keeney (drums).
The Band has the following dates lined up;
10th Oct Pleasance, Edinburgh (Presented by Vic Galloway)
Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards have announced a London show following the recent release of their album 'Distance'
Dan and the band play The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon on Monday 15th September.
Tickets are HERE
After a sold out show at Cafe Oto, Dusseldorf composer, songwriter and experimental musician Hauschka returns to London next month to headline the Union Chapel with support (at the Union Chapel) from Luke Abbott as well as, playing a date at the CCA in Glasgow.
2014 saw the release of the superb ‘Abandoned City’ LP, something that should sound incredible in the surroundings of both venues.
The prepared piano is a technique for getting new sounds from the acoustic keyboard by resting pieces of paper or drumsticks on the strings of the instrument – has been used for centuries, but Hauschka was unaware of the tradition when he began exploring ways to get new sounds out of his Bechstein grand upright. ‘I wanted the sound of a hi-hat (cymbal) to add a percussive effect to a composition I was writing. I took foil from a Christmas cake and wrapped it around the strings [inside the piano]. From there, I was inspired to use other objects on the strings to get bass drum sounds, or tacks on the piano hammers to get the sound of a harpsichord. When I was playing techno music, I had samplers where you could get a different sound on every key. I thought it would be great to have that effect on an acoustic piano. I was not aware of John Cage (one of the first 20th century composers to use prepared piano) when I started searching for ways to alter the sound of the keyboard, but as I got more into prepared piano, I was influenced by Cage’s theories.’
The mighty Texans This Will Destroy You will release their fourth full length LP Another Language on 15th September via Suicide Squeeze Records.
This Will Destroy You is Jeremy Galindo, Christopher King, Donovan Jones, and Alex Bhore. "Another Language" recorded by John Congleton, Alex Bhore, and Christopher King.
The post rockers will be making some fine noise on their UK & Euro tour that starts this week;
FRI AUG 29 - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
MON SEP 1 - Glasgow, Mono
TUE SEP 2 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
WED SEP 3 - London, Scala
THU SEP 4 - Brighton, The Haunt
FRI SEP 5 - Paris FR, Petit Bain
SAT SEP 6 - Ghent BL, Dok
SUN SEP 7 - Maastricht NL, Bruis Festival
MON SEP 8 - Hamburg DE, Hafenklang
TUE SEP 9 - Berlin DE, Bi Nuu
WED SEP 10 - Leipzig DE, Conne Island
FRI SEP 12 - Aarhus DK, Postfest
WED SEP 17 - Warsaw PL, Klub Hydrozagadka
THU SEP 18 - Bratislava SK, Batelier Club
FRI SEP 19 - Tilburg NL, Incubate Festival
SAT SEP 20 - St. Gallen CH, Grabenhalle
SUN SEP 21 - Fribourg CH, Fri-Son
MON SEP 22 - Innsbruck AT, PMK
TUE SEP 23 - Padova IT, Mame
WED SEP 24 - Rome IT, Circolo degli Artisti
THU SEP 25 - Milan IT, Leoncavallo
FRI SEP 26 - Zurich CH, Bogen F
Siobhan Wilson is now Ella the Bird and here is a 'pay what you want' download of a new and beautiful song called "Dear God" and, some tour dates as well;
Here is a sweet track from Wampire, 'Wizard Staff' a song from the forthcoming album 'Bazaar'.
The album was produced by Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and is due out via Polyvinyl Records on 27th October.
Just over a month to the release of REPORTERS debut EP 'Seen Leaving' on Phret Records.
A two piece band from Buckinghamshire featuring Dan Stock (vocals/guitars) and Josh Ringsell (drums/backing vocals) who are playing an EP Launch gig on 8 September at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen in London.
Check em out!
Olöf Arnalds has a new album due called ‘Palme’ which is out on One Little Indian records on 29th September. UK tour dates have also been announced for the end of the summer;
30-Aug Birmingham Moseley Folk Festival TICKET LINK
28-Sep Brighton Komedia Studio Bar TICKET LINK
29-Sep London Oslo TICKET LINK
01-Oct Bristol The Louisiana TICKET LINK
02-Oct Manchester Cornerhouse TICKET LINK
03-Oct Liverpool Leaf TICKET LINK
04-Oct York Fibbers TICKET LINK
05-Oct Glasgow Mono TICKET LINK
‘Palme’ represents Ólöf´s most collaborative effort to date and follows ‘Við og Við’ (2007), ‘Innundir Skinni’ (2009) and ‘Sudden Elevation’ (2013).
On ‘Palme’ Ólöf is backed by trusted friends and collaborators; Gunnar Örn Tynes (founder of electro-folk collective, múm) and once more by long-term musical foil, Skúli Sverrisson (who has also worked with such luminaries as Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Blonde Redhead).
Following on from their triumphant set at Lost Map's Howlin' Fling on the Isle of Eigg recently, The Phantom Band hit the road for a UK tour in the autumn.
24 Sep Mad Hatters Inverness
20 Sep The Sage Gateshead
28 Sep Brudenell Social Club Leeds
29 Sep Exchange Bristol
30 Sep Hare and Hounds Birmingham
01 Oct London Oslo London
02 Oct The Haunt Brighton
03 Oct Bodega Social Nottingham
04 Oct The Harley Sheffield
05 Oct Junction 2 Cambridge
07 Oct The Kazimier Liverpool
Tickets & website HERE
Danny & The Champions of the World have been invited to Nashville, Tennessee to play an official showcase at the 2014 Americana Music Festival, with their key appearance set to be at Jack White’s Third Man Records on Fri 19th September at 11pm (local time)
The band will also be releasing their first ever live album, “Live Champs!” through Loose Records on 29th September, with an extensive UK tour to follow throughout October (see below).
“In a way it's the ultimate Champs album” said front man Danny George Wilson on new record “Live Champs!”,
Recorded live at a sold-out hometown show at the Jazz Cafe, Camden on the 6th March this year the show featured Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou as well! You can pre-order HERE
Bristol shoe-gazers The Fauns released their second album, Lights on Invada Records last December and Monday saw the re-release of their self-titled debut album which was originally released on their own Laser Ghost label in 2009 on Invada Records.
The CD has been out of print for two years - and this new version comes as a deluxe digipack containing a bonus disc of remixes from the likes of Clint Mansell, Loop's Robert Hampson and Invada label boss, Redg Weeks, amongst others.
Listen to the Clint Mansell remix of 'Fragile' HERE
Listen to the Redg Weeks remix of 'The Sun is Cruising' HERE
Their debut album will be released on Invada on CD on 28th July 2014. You can order HERE