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
The Handsome Family are gaining some worthwhile exposure with their song ‘Far From Any Road’ which is used as the theme tune to new HBO hit show ‘True Detective’.
Albuquerque’s husband and wife duo of Brett & Rennie Sparks otherwise known as The Handsome Family have the following UK tour dates with support from Vikesh Kapoor. Tickets available HERE
05 May - BELFAST, Black Box
06 May - LIMERICK, Dolans
07 May - CORK, Crane Lane Theatre
09 May - MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
10 May - HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades Club
11 May - SWANSEA, The Garage
12 May - BRIGHTON, Komedia
14 May - LONDON, 100 Club
16 May - NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
The Subways are one of the headliners at the Camden Rocks Festival Saturday 31st May 2014.
Charlotte of the band said "It feels like ages since we've played the UK and what better way to start the comeback than with Camden Rocks. The Electric Ballroom is one of the few venues in London we haven't played and I remember watching bands there as a teenager! We all feel a little like caged animals at the moment and it'll be awesome to be back on stage again".
Over two hundred new and established 'guitar bands' will be performing across twenty venues in Camden Town on 31st May
For more information and tickets see HERE
Woodpigeon a.k.a. Mark Andrew Hamilton return's after 12 months away for a couple of UK shows next month.
8th April - Fierce Panda 20th Anniversary celebration show, Woodpigeon + Art of Amputation (Woodpigeon on at 10pm) - Shacklewell Arms - Tickets (only £6.60 in advance):
24th April - Woodpigeon will be the main support to Ólöf Arnalds
ACE Hotel, Shoreditch - Tickets (£11)
The poster says it all, This is something that a lot of people have been waiting for, for a very long time,
Tickets on sale next Friday 28th March for the (first?) 15 Shows HERE
Tuesday 22nd April sees the The Lexington in London play host to the 10th Anniversary of that wonderful label and promoters Club AC30 which, opended its it's doors at Upstairs @ The Garage on 22nd April 2004.
Ten years later Club AC30 has an amazing gig to celebrate and you are invited!
Featuring a special set from a reformed Air Formation, the widescreen sounds of Exit Calm and the man behind Creation legends Swervedriver, Adam Franklin, with his band Bolts of Melody
Remaining tickets are HERE but be quick
As Field Music take a break, David Brewis and School of Lanuage return with a new LP 'Old Fears', set for release on Memphis Industries on 7 April 2014. There is also an EP 'More Fears' released at the same time which the band are streaming HERE
Both LP & EP are available to pre-order exclusively from www.field-music.co.uk
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE ON TOUR
April 07, Newcastle, The Cluny Ticketsâ€¨
April 10, Paris, Point Éphémère Ticketsâ€¨
April 22, Bristol, Exchange Ticketsâ€¨
April 23, London, The Lexington Ticketsâ€¨
April 25, Glasgow, Broadcast Ticketsâ€¨
April 26, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Ticketsâ€¨
April 28, Manchester, The Deaf Institute Tickets
Well, when you find yourself not personally attending SXSW, you tend to shy away from looking too closely at who is playing for fear of what you are missing! Our correspondents Jim & Sandra will be there and will hopefully be sending us all some reports from the frontline in Austin.
In the meantime, if you are there, you might like to catch .......
Angel Olsen (really original singer/songwriter)
Arc Iris (Low Anthem's lady returns)
The Darcys (Canadian Indie crew with great new album)
Eagulls (Noisy guys from Leeds with bags of energy)
The Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger (A must see, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
Hurray For The Riff Raff (Just real Americana)
The mighty duo of Wye Oak return to the U.K. for a tour in June following on from their sold out spring show at the Lexington.
Tue 10 Jun London Islington Assembly Hall
Wed 11 Jun Manchester Soup Kitchen
Thu 12 Jun Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Fri 13 Jun Glasgow King Tuts