2014 is a very special year for Walter Trout. The renowed blues rock guitarist celebrates his 25th anniversary as a solo artist. Following many years playing in Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, 1989 was the year he struck out on his own and as we know never looked back.
In joyful celebration of this milestone Provogue Records will be releasing ten of Walter’s back catalogue albums as Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl Series. Being released throughout 2014, the high quality 180g vinyl editions will be limited to 2,000 copies per album (worldwide). The albums will have a maximum of 20 minutes of music per side for enhanced sound quality.
"To have some of the best parts of my earlier recordings re-released and celebrated in high-quality audio, is a thrill of the highest order," says Walter. "I hope my friends and fans will enjoy this commemorative series as much as I will. There is something about re-hearing the music on vinyl. The warmth and the expansiveness of the sound takes me right back to the day it was recorded."
The release dates for Walter Trout’s 25th Anniversary Edition vinyl series are;
3 March 14 - No More Fish Jokes
7 April 14 - Deep Trout
5 May 14 - The Outsider
7 July 14 - Positively Beale Street
18 Aug 14 - Breakin’The Rules
8 Sept 14 - Life in The Jungle
6 Oct 14 - Unspoiled By Progress
3 Nov 14 - Transition
1 Dec 14 - Prisoner of a Dream
15 Dec 14 - Face The Music
Details on Walter's website HERE
To celebrate the release of her second album 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness', out this week via Jagjaguwar, Angel Olsen has revealed a string of summer shows across the UK in addition to her two stops in Manchester and London’s Dingwalls in late March.
Angel Olsen Tour Dates
Sun 23 March Manchester Soup Kitchen (Tickets)
Tue 25 March London Dingwalls (Tickets)
Wed 4 June Brighton The Hope (Tickets)
Thurs 5 June Birmingham Hare & Hounds 2 (Tickets)
Sun 8 June Belfast McHughs (Tickets)
Mon 9 June Glasgow Mono (Tickets)
Tues 10 June Bristol The Lantern (Tickets)
Steve Hillage and his band SYSTEM 7 will team-up with Japan’s leading progressive rock band ROVO next month for their first-ever concerts on UK soil, following a rapturously received Japanese tour.
The UK dates are;
Manchester’s Ritz on Friday March 7th, followed by London’s O2 Academy Islington (March 8), Brighton’s Concorde 2 (March 9) and Leamington’s Assembly (March 10). Tickets for all 4 concerts are available now from musicglue HERE
SYSTEM 7 & ROVO collaborated on 2013’s highly acclaimed studio album PHOENIX RISING, watch the video for single “Hinotori” HERE
With eight musicians on-stage, including two live drummers, the PHOENIX RISING concert should be spectacular in both sound and vision.
PHOENIX RISING – THE MUSICIANS
Steve Hillage [Guitar – Programming]
Miquette Giraudy [Synthesiser]
Yuji Katsui [Electric Violin]
Seiichi Yamamoto [Guitar]
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki [Drums]
Yoichi Okabe [Drums – Percussion]
in Harada [Bass Guitar]
Masuko Tatsuki [Keyboards]
Two headliners, Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts, are confirmed in the festival's first lineup announcement for 2014, which also features John Grant, The Horrors and Yo La Tengo.
Says festival founder Simon Taffe: "I am very excited to have finally got the Flaming Lips, one of the best live bands in the world today, playing End of the Road on Saturday night. It's also a great honour to have the Wild Beasts back to play a headline spot, plus some of the most interesting live bands around at the moment – White Denim, John Grant, Yo La Tengo and many more."
The full A-Z list of artists confirmed today are;