Tenek - PRESS RELEASE ʻWHAT KIND OF FRIEND?ʼ (EP)
tenek says... What Kind of Friend? ...
Available on BandCamp from Monday 28th of September (*see NEW website for details -> http://www.tenek.couk or http://wwwtenek.info/). ‘What Kind of Friend?’ brings us brand new material from tenek for 2015 that will have you wanting more!! Available as download ONLY. (*Monday 5th of October available from ALL popular online stores.)
This EP grabs you immediately by showcasing the bigger and bolder sounds that have been coming from tenek’s studio as they continued to build a new foundation for their third album, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ (Release: November 2015). Always trying new ideas, which include brilliant collaborations to their repertoire, tenek manages to create a new vibe with their music that appeals to a diverse worldwide fan-base.
This release comes with two outstanding alternate versions: a hard hitting powerhouse mix with an almost thematic feel from the well known UK composer/producer/mixer (Andy Gray / aka GrayedOut), and a second with a most unexpected darker sound for the band (remixed by Martin Swan / Vile Electrodes). Feat: Michael Steer (bass) and Steve Clark (drums).
An added bonus is the inclusion of a re-mastered track, ‘Sombre Friday’ that originally debuted on tenek’s first album (Stateless).
This release definitely takes the listener on a journey through the deep grooves and will get everyone moving!
1. What Kind of Friend? - Radio Edit
2. What Kind of Friend? - Grayed Out Remix (Remixed by Andy Gray)
3. What Kind of Friend? - Miami Odyssey Synthporn Mix (Remixed by Martin Swan/Vile Electrodes)
4. Sombre Friday - Alternate Mix (Remixed by Geoff Pinckney)
...Take it ... make it... NEXT... ’Smoke and Mirrors’!
Having already received extensive radio play which has contributed to them being invited to perform at a number of festivals and prestigious music venues in and around London, the exposure they have received has to date helped them sell over 3,500 copies of their current album.
Quoted as brewing a blend of music styles juiced into their own, you can find out more information on Ma'Grass including forthcoming gig dates and how you can purchase their material by visiting www.magrass.net or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FunkinMaGrass
from London. their new single "Lose Control" that will be officially released on October 9th.
Their debut LP Drowning in History, released through UK indie label Squirrel Records in 2009, led to an extensive European tour in 2010 which won the band a huge following but came at a cost. Then a couple, Romana and Drew split up in Paris, the City of Love, an experience that became the inspiration for their critically acclaimed EP Amour Tragique, a collection of five songs about love and loss.
Latest single Pretty People written by Romana Ashton, produced by the band and mixed by James Aparicio (Spiritualized and Mute Records) offers an insight into the direction of the album that the duo are currently writing. On one level Pretty People is about cliques and their sense of self-importance, and on another, is a caustic social commentary about our cultures fascination with the trivial, celebrity, gossip and fame by proxy.
A video for the single will be released on the 12th of October to coincide with the official release of the track to the public.
The Sunday Reeds will plan to tour Europe in 2016.
About 'Amour Tragique'
The Sunday Reeds obviously have an innate understanding of the spontaneous and combustible nature of rock n roll as they produce music which exudes an effortless uncontrived cool and a dangerous seductive swagger.
Andy Von Pip, The Von Pip Musical Express, September 2014
The Sunday Reeds skillfully combine the most exciting elements of rock n roll to create lyrically rich, infectiously melodic songs with a sound distinctly their own. The obvious comparisons are to Debbie Harry, Cher and Chrissie Hynde but Romana Ashton is her own woman with an amazing voice. Bearly Rambling review, September 2014
Amour Tragique is a sterling EP showcasing a band in full command of their strengths and paves the way for impressive future releases.
Matt Reiner of The Dunes, B-Side Magazine, Adelaide, September 2014
The Sunday Reeds remind me of the Bands from The CBGBs days. Romana has that Blondie meets Nico meets Chrissie thing going on and just enough punk attitude to pull it off , not an easy feat, what a
cool voice! Drew plays the guitar like Thurston, a weapon to release some rock n roll energy
50thirdandthird feature and interview, April 2015
About the single Jean-Luc from Amour Tragique:
Jean Luc is a superb piece of rocknroll pop noir from Melbournes The Sunday.bristling blues scales and wholesome 60s pop. Its rich and lush, dark andpoised, ominously teetering on the edge of an emotional immersive collapse but allthe while musically tight.
And So She Thinks review, September 2014
Weve seen a lot of new artists trying to blur the lines between shoegaze and grunge, but they never produce anything that really stands out as signalling a return to Grunge. But if anything is going to give us that signal, its Jean-Luc by Australias The Sunday Reeds. Its a total grunge powerhouse of a track, from a band who describe themselves as Shirley Manson fronting The Rolling Stones. We couldnt have put it
Freshbeats 365 review, September 2014
20th November - The Grace Emily, Adelaide
21st November - The Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
Minutes Into Hours
Formed in 2014 in the Midlands, Interrobang have set to create a new alternative, grunge tinted sound, full of depth, dirt and power.
With the amount of alternative influences in the mix the band have already been credited as having created a fresh new sound that holds a torch to their influences, including: Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Soundgarden, RHCP and Melvins.
Second up were grunge quartet Interrobang, who put on a great performance, gnarly guitar work, melodic vocals and a bass line worthy of a Rage Against the Machine notation, carried the show though with an exceptional display of their alternative stylings.
It was a sad day indeed when Diamond Lil called it a day but I secretly hoped that it wouldn’t be too long before Ellis Wilde picked up the mic again and set about launching a new era and I’m exceptionally chuffed to say that Interrobang are well and truly launched! Describing themselves as sitting within the grunge and alternative rock vein doesn’t quite cover it in my book, as the music that Interrobang have created for themselves delivers a far greater appeal especially when you take into account the melodic snazzy skills of guitar maestro, Sam Rutter. Great performance from Interrobang tonight and I’m looking forward to catching many more!
The dates we have booked up so far are:
13th Sep (B'ham)
10th Oct (Tamworth)
5th December (Dudley)
19th December (B'ham)
|Get ready to skank, pogo, mosh, jig, polka and maybe even waltz The sound of Counting Coins refuses to stay still, switching from ska-punk to gypsy to hip-hop and back again, several times, within the same song.|
Since forming in 2009, Counting Coins have steadily built up a reputation or stealing the spotlight and getting the crowds bouncing during their around their raucously energetic live shows - whether its a headline or a support slot, they want everyone to have a good time and refuse to take no for an answer!
After the success of their 2010 release 'Take the Ride' and 2013s EP 'Reach for the Sky', the Coins boys have been on a constant rampage across the UK and Europe tearing up support slots with Random Hand, Sonic Boom 6, The New Town Kings, The Talks, Jaya the Cat, Babar Luck (ex King Prawn), The King Blues, The JB Conspiracy, Neville Staple (ex The Specials), The Stiff Joints as well as smashing festival stages such as Boomtown, Rebellion, Tramlines, Galtres and Freedom Festival along the way.
New single 'Dont Look Down' featuring Robin Leitch, (Random Hand) & Pat Pretorius (The Talks) is the eagerly awaited first release from Counting Coins' forthcoming eponymous album.
Building on the success of their video for 2012's single 'What Gives You the Right', which has gained over 25,000 YouTube views, the video for 'Dont Look Down' features crowds from tCounting Coin's local following. The fans were invited to a Coins Style Party and the resulting footage gives an insight into the energy the crowd generate at a the band's shows.
The band have one clear message: "No enemies, no strangers GET INVOLVED!"
'Dont Look Down' will be released on 1st October 2015 as a digital download on All Our Own Records.
"Counting Coins pay more than passing homage to the angry, politicised Ska, Punk and New Wave of the late 70's - energetic, ferocious and fizzing with unpredictability. I love it!"
Katy Noone, Producer, BBC Introducing
"Reminding me of Operation Ivy and Capdown in their heyday... Counting Coins are the most refreshing band Ive seen for years with the most amazing energy"
Pat Pretorius, Producer/musician, The Talks/Neville Staples/Bad Manners/The Beat
They have fused together the attitude of Punk Rock with the diversity of modern day music mixing it up into a party were all invited to; this is revolutionary music for the people.
Stew Baxter, Project manager, Warren records
A high energy slap in the face live act who generally have a knack for writing catchy and original songs that mix elements of ska, reggae, hip-hop and punk
Gaz Peacham, Revolution Sounds Promotions
Only a band this epic could get away with brandishing trumpets at a metal festival
9 October 2015
|Nishe are an alternative/indie rock band from London. Giovanni Zappa (lead vocals, guitar, electronics), Harold Wilson (bass, backing vocals) and Thomas Romer-Smith (drums) each bring a diverse range of influences to create guitar music with urban grooves and cutting edge electronic layers.|
The band explore an intriguing balance between tension and explosion, comfort and incisiveness, contemplation and grip, to create music filled with contagious hooks and loaded with excitement.
First meeting in August 2013, it took just three months for the band to record their first EP 'This is Nishe', which has earned enthusiastic reviews from bloggers and online magazines as well as gaining airplay on many local and online radio stations (including BBC Introducing) on both sides of the Atlantic.
Nishe travelled to New York in March 2015, a trip that was a great source of inspiration to the band, broadening their vision and encouraging the band to explore a more Urban sound.
Nishe release their new single 'Lose Control' on October 9th along with an official video filmed on the streets of NYC.
With a career that has seen the band tour Europe and perform at one of Italy's largest music festival's, as well as being signed to Universal Italy between 2008 and 2010, Melody Fall have achieved more in their career than most bands could ever dream.
Vinyl Release 02/10/15
Digital Release 23/10/15
The Senton Bombs are a punk rock & roll band from Blackpool in the UK on STP Records. Regulars on the live-circuit, the band has amassed numerous admirers of their high octane live shows, explosive recordings and distinct rock sound. Imagine the melodic energy of ‘Aerosmith’ combined with the sneering audacity of ‘ The Clash’ to get an idea of this band.
Dubbed as one of London's most exciting electronic soul singers, Project Alfie is set to release his new single 'Your Call' this October.
Having already made a name for himself in the world of pop, R'n'B, and soul, Project Alfie has worked with some of the best artists and producers both in the UK and US. Collaborating with Peanut (Amy Winehouse, Back To Black), DJ Fresh, Sway UK, Cores (Professor Green and Emilee Sande), and Sean C & LV (Jay Z American Gangster) to name a few.
Recording his latest album with renowned Swedish Producer Tobias Kampe Flygare, the young singer/songwriter is raring to get his music out on the scene.
He describes himself as a hybrid of electro and 80s soul, and in our post broadband super saccharine society where pop clones defile ‘three chords and the truth’ Project Alfie is a rare thing; combining soulful vocals and lyrics with complex and intricate production.
Single Launch // 30th September // Notting Hill Arts Club
London's most exciting electronic soul singer Project Alfie is set to release his new single 'Your Call' this October.
For further information on Project Alfie, you can check out his official channels below:
Within This Skin
31 October 2015
Nic (vocals/producer/DJ) and Curt (guitar/keys) are from a small town called Dewsbury in West Yorkshire just two miles from Morley, home of the legendary nineties techno night The Orbit. Heavily influenced by this scene and the now legendary stories surrounding the club, Nic started producing and mixing hard dance/techno.
Saint Cole represents Nic's passion for dance music fused with his love of indie/rock. He cites influences as diverse as The Beatles, The Stone Roses, The La's, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and Leftfield. Saint Cole was born when he started working with his life long friend Curt. The duo were soon joined by third band member Martin Kolcak who is based in Slovakia and contributes artwork, visuals and animation. Neither Nic nor Curt have met Martin yet, though this is set to change when Saint Cole embark on a tour in summer 2016, complete with live visuals.
Out of Line / I.C.U.
31 October 2015
The Chadelics are a young Brit-Rock quartet from Cumbria who combine the essence of Punk with swirling jangly guitars and pop sensibilities. Led by vocalist and songwriter Joe Mansergh, the band have already earned the attention of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stevens and BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq, securing airplay on both shows, as well as being championed by BBC Introducing in Cumbria.
The Chadelics have gigged extensively across the UK, taking in support slots for Inspiral Carpets and a festival appearance at Kendal Calling where they were widely tipped as one of the highlights of the weekend. Their music was featured in the groundbreaking play 'Red Tap/Blue Tiger' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.
The Chadelics new double A side single 'Out of Line' and 'I.C.U' is released on 31st October 2015 as a digital download as well as on limited edition CD and vinyl, both will be available at live shows.
"The Chadelics have an incredibly rough and ready way of music and composing. The sound they strive for is Jangly-pop and garage rock in the words of Mansergh. Gritty guitar lines, round melodic bass lines and thumping tom work are what make The Chadelics the rough and edgy three piece they are. Mansergh has an incredibly distinct voice that works great for the band as well as impressive songwriting energy and creativity that started from the age of thirteen when he wrote his first song and has grown to the quality that it is today."
"Behind the youthful on-stage exuberance, there's a strong songwriting craft on show tonight, merging catchy riffs that attach themselves to your ears with strong, intelligent lyrics and delicious harmonies that will have both the kids and their parents swooning over them."
Even The Stars
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12th September - The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool
26th September - Millom Workies, Cumbria
31st October - The Globe, Gosforth
7th November - Dirty Dozen, Millom
27th November - John Paul Jones, Whitehaven
26th December - Mighty Boof Boxing Day Festival, Whitehaven
|The Little Unsaid|
Can We Hear It?
9 October 2015
|The Little Unsaid was stewed up in the badlands of West Yorkshire by multi-instrumentalist, producer, poet and songwriter John Elliott. After beginning as a solo project, The Little Unsaid has evolved into a growing community of touring musicians and producers blending folk, electronica, orchestral music and a meticulous songwriting craft with Johns haunting, androgynous vocals.|
Following on the heels of two well-received, crowd-funded albums, his third, Fisher King, is the result of traumatic personal crisis, reflected in the musics genre-hopping complexity, lyrical honesty and moments of cathartic release. It was recorded over four weeks in a London basement, in the middle of Highgate Cemetery, in the steeple of a crumbling Islington church, and on a tiny island in the middle of the Celtic Sea.
The album was mixed by Graeme Stewart, long-time Radiohead engineer and producer of Jonny Greenwoods solo work, which has included producing and mixing the music for Hollywood movies such as There Will Be Blood andThe Master.
The songs on Fisher King are part-inspired by books that John became obsessed with during his self-imposed isolation in the hills of West Yorkshire in Winter 2014. These include Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Dantes Inferno, The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave, andThe Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (a poem from which the album title was taken). The tone of these literary works correlated with Johns own explorations of the destructive nature of human desire and the loss of faith in the face of catastrophe, which has bled its way into all of the songs on the album.
The lead single 'Can We Hear It ?' was selected by Catherine Cunning Coco Media & Artist Management and Mark Gardener OX-4-Sound, frontman of legendary Oxford band Ride, who also mixed the single during breaks from their recent world tour.
The songs nursery-rhyme style iterations mourn the loss of childhood innocence, over a sliced-up sample of primary school children singing one of Johns older songs (this sample was recorded during his time working in a primary school in East London). This childlike mantra loops throughout the song over a playful electronic beat as sweeping strings and a twisted Mariachi brass section rise out of the nostalgic melancholy into a celebratory climax.
For the third time, John successfully enlisted the help of a dedicated and growing fan base to fund the making of the album. Via crowd-funding platform Pledge Music, fans were offered pre-orders as well as limited edition artwork, personalized songs, acoustic albums and private concerts, to crowd-fund the recording, mixing and mastering of the album. A percentage of the funds raised is to be donated to UK charity Youth Music, which provides young people who are experiencing challenging circumstances with opportunities to make and be educated in music.
After appearing at major festivals including Glastonbury this summer, The Little Unsaid is now preparing for a UK and European full-band tour to launch the single and perform tracks from the new album Several of these shows will feature special performances with regular collaborators the Southfield String Quartet, who perform Johns string arrangements on all of his releases.
This is an amazing act
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestrationone of the supposed [folk-electronica] genres grandest successes thus far
Dots and Dashes
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Sept 26th - Exeter Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
Oct 8th - Bar 122, Huddersfield
Oct 9th - Oxford (venue TBC)
Oct 10th - Guildhall, Lichfield
Oct 11th - The Lexington, London
Oct 12th - Nantwich Words and Music Festival, Nantwich
Oct 13th - Ort Cafe, Birmingham
Oct 14th - Square Club, Bristol
Oct 15th - Guitar Bar, Nottingham
Oct 16th - Hackforth Hall, Bedale
Oct 17th - Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (with Dear Pariah)
Oct 18th - Oporto, Leeds
Oct 27th - Barrensteiner Whiskybar, Grevenbroich (Sold Out)
Oct 28th - Barrensteiner Whiskybar, Grevenbroich
Oct 29th - Schloss-Bistro, Neuwied-Engers
Oct 30th - Loewen, Tuebingen
Nov 1st - Updown Bar, Luxembourg
Nov 2nd - Goldene Krone, Darmstadt
Nov 4th - Berlin (venue TBC)
Nov 7th - Freundlich und Kompetent, Hamburg
Nov 8th - House concert, Cologne
Nov 20th - Graves Gallery, Sh