Tuesday, 30 August 2016
The one when JC met The Ben Robey Band 30/8/16
Talked to two members of The Ben Robey Band about their new EP realise in October .
Lydia Singer - More Than Yesterday (Alter Ego & Scoop DNB Club Mix)
The survival code -Broken strings
Bull funk zoo -Would you
Shadow Queen -Waiting on you
Luper Dupree -Take me there
The Slvr Tongues -Jonny cash
As sirens fall -Where you are
August wells -This man cries
Rich Stephenson-Better things to do
The Kenneth bager Experience ft Damon c Scott -Sunshine stereo
The rum Runners -Sun comes up
Kambui chui-Moore -Final words
The spitfires -A thousand Times
Anslie wills -Drive
Ivor Game -When you come home
Ben Robey Band -
Bear of a man
The girl I like to see
Lydia Singer -
Playing london fashion week show she is singing purple rain
400 million viewers will be wtaching in 79 countries
Release date: 02/09/2016
“All the ingredients of mature pop bliss lie in the work of Ainslie Wills”
The Guardian 4/5
“All the ingredients of mature pop bliss lie in the work of Ainslie Wills,” said The Guardian of an artist who is as diverse and capable as she is true to her own distinctive, progressive pop sound that captures the listener instantly. A hit outside her home country as well, the Constellations was lifted from the EP and picked up in the UK, becoming Lauren Laverne’s Track of the Day on her BBC Radio 6 programme and played twice on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, also on BBC6
Ainslie Wills and Lawrence Folvig set out to create music that is both musically distinct and earnestly delivered; a feat she achieves through unfalteringly strong vocals and quietly profound lyricism matched with complex, thought-provoking melodies. 2016 promises international forays and the release of more material she has tucked up her sleeve – keep your eyes firmly peeled.
Genre-bending third record Oh The Gold EP is to be released on 30 September a follow-up to 2013’s Australian Music Prize nominated album You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine. Wills quickly caught the eyes of tastemakers - with lead single Drive being added to full rotation on triple j.
And so, with Drive Ainslie brings her vocal allure to delight our ears here in the UK, with the single making its British debut on the 2nd of September. The song is an exhibition of extensive dynamic range and far-reaching falsetto ability, an honest representation of Ainslie's true talent.
“This is the piece of music I’m most excited about at the moment.”
Guy Garvey, BBC6 (UK)
'A beguiling debut.’
Facebook – wwwfacebook.com/ainsliewills
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ainsliewills
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/ainsliewills
RICH STEPHENSON ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER THINGS TO DO’
Quirky folk-pop track is taken from upcoming ‘I AM RICH’ EP
London-based singer-songwriter Rich Stephenson has unveiled Better Things To Do, the lead single from his upcoming new ‘I AM RICH (Blue)’ EP. The energetic slice of summery folk-pop showcases his sharp lyrics, choppy guitars & talent for infectious choruses.
Born and raised on the rural Yorkshire coast and now living in the capital, these two contrasting locations are useful metaphorical signposts for Stephenson’s songs - timeless and organic yet driven by a restless energy and lyrical bite, and equally influenced by rustic folk and bustling pop. This combination of acoustic guitars and catchy melodies has landed him on BBC Introducing & Amazing Radio playlists and led to support slots with Ben Howard, Django Django and The XX. His work has also been heard soundtracking hit TV shows like E4’s Skins, underlining his ability to pen evocative and accessible songs that connect with mainstream audiences.
After a busy summer that’s seen typically frenetic & audience-charming live performances at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Humber Street Sesh and Beverley Folk Festivals, Better Things To Do will cement his place as one of the best emerging singer-songwriters in the UK.
Following on from 2014’s ‘I AM RICH (Red)’ EP, the latest colour-coded EP ‘I AM RICH (Blue)’ will be released on 9th September (with pre-orders available from 26th August).
Troy Amidon, AKA Luper Dupree was conceived not long ago in Los Angeles following the demise of his previous band Earfood who garnered much success on the college and underground music scene in the US, before tragically a member of the band disappeared.
Having now set up his own record label, Luper Dupree has released his debut solo album LD In LA which is now beginning to gain much critical acclaim.
Details on this along with more information on Luper Dupree including details on his recently completed novel can be found on his website www.luperdupree.com or you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/troy.amidon and www.twitter.com/luperdupree
Artist : THE SPITFIRES
Single : A THOUSAND TIMES
Label : CATCH 22
Impact Date : AUGUST 26th 2016
Next Live : UK WIDE TOUR August/September/October/Nov
THE SPITFIRES announce highly anticipated Second Album
‘A THOUSAND TIMES’ Released AUGUST 26th on CATCH 22 Records + 2016 UK Headline Tour Dates.
Tickets on sale now: tinyurl.com/athousandtimestour
Watford quartet The Spitfires are extremely pleased to announce their ‘A Thousand Times’ 2016 UK headline tour dates throughout August, September, October and November. Tickets are on sale now at: tinyurl.com/athousandtimestour
The dates are in support of their highly anticipated second album ‘A Thousand Times’ which will be released on 26th August 2016 via Catch 22 Records. Fans can preorder the record now, here: thespitfires.tmstor.es
The album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut ‘Response’ which saw the band enter high in the UK Album Charts and reach #6 in both the independent and vinyl charts, with their recent single ‘So Long’ charting at #1 in UK Vinyl Singles Chart. Building on the success they’ve managed to establish so far, ‘A Thousand Times’ looks certain to cement their reputation as one of the most vital young bands of their generation.
Their work ethic and powerful song-writing mixed with their acute social commentary and lack of mainstream industry support has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today. This DIY attitude and independent spirit has earned them a dedicated following and sold out shows across the whole of the UK and Europe.
Across the 11 tracks on ‘A Thousand Times’ it’s possible to detect a sharper, deeper vision for the band and a more honed song-writing craft than we’ve previously seen. Indeed, first single ‘So Long’ was a taste of things to come, reaching number one in the UK Vinyl chart.
The classic pop theme is carried into the title track and the stunning ‘On My Mind’ with tracks like ‘Day to Day’ and ‘Return To Me’ showing a natural progression in style, whilst the thrilling ‘I Don’t Even Know Myself’ shows influence from dub, reggae and ska, all hinting at bigger things (and venues) to come.
All songs are written by Billy Sullivan and the album is produced by Tom Pullen at CDS Studios in Chelmsford.
‘A Thousand Times’ is released 26th August on Vinyl, Limited 7” Boxset, CD and Digital Download
‘A Thousand Times’ Tracklist:
A Thousand Times
Day To Day
Open My Eyes
On My Mind
I Don’t Even Know Myself
The Suburbs (We Can’t Complain)
Return To Me
On My Mind (Reprise)
A Better Life
What the press said about 2015 debut ‘Response’:
”Just about the best thing released this year” – Vive Le Rock
“A snarling proletarian polemic against the daily grind” – Classic Rock
“The fight-back from the beaten generation starts here” – The Daily Mirror
“Gaining more and more friends with their stunning live shows” – Fred Perry
The Spitfires are:
Billy Sullivan – Guitars/Vocals/Songs
Matt Johnson – Drums
Sam Long – Bass/Vocals
Chris Chanell – Keyboards/Vocals
The Spitfires online:
Record label exec Kenneth Bager is running the show at Denmark’s Music For Dreams label which have steadily been supplying Ibiza and the wider dance community with a whole host of tunes over the past few years.
Here with his own Kenneth Bager Experience with the help of Storm Queen’s Damon C. Scott featuring on vocals they have crafted a seriously special low key euro funk-pop track, “Sunshine Stereo”. A true champion of Balearic and art pop genres, Bager has enlisted a host of fantastic artists to add to his work from Tucinelli to Jazz Box all of which help add to this distinct brand of down tempo dub loveliness.
Irish eccentrics August Wells have unveiled a marvelously evocative new single ‘This Man Cries’ from their stunning new album ‘Madness Is The Mercy’ which is now coming out Sept 9th on Fifa Records.
Fierce hard rock single 'Waiting on You' from the amazing Shadowqueen
“Where has this band been for years?? This is true feel GOOD rock! The BEST high quality rock you’ll find anywhere in today’s music world! – Metal Castle
In a just world SHADOWQUEEN would be filling the rock stadiums of the world! - Only Australian Music
Introspective 'Waiting On You' The New Single From The Amazing SHADOWQUEEN - Watch Their Brand New Film Clip Here: https://youtu.be/iXTvkyoIdos
Combining the styles of the Queens Of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Biffy Clyro SHADOWQUEEN are a dynamic melodic hard rock group that are not to be disregarded. Particularly as they are such a diverse band it is very difficult to pigeon hole them into one specific genre. The versatile band have supported the much loved New Zealand band Shihad and Australian bands such as Electric Mary, The Butterfly Effect and Bellusira.
Also worthy of note is the producers and engineers that are involved with their upcoming 2017 Sophomore album. Ricki Rae who has recorded Electric Mary, Massive and Tequila Mockingbyrd and Garth Richardson who produced for Biffy Clyro and Rage Against The Machine. Their first album was also mastered by Ted Jensen in New York (Paramore and Iron Maiden).
Robbi Zana (vocals/bass) on the single: “This track’s narrative shines the light on the struggles of contending with internal self-deprecating dialogue and the realisation that you’re ultimately waiting on yourself to get out and achieve your goals and dreams.”
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/shadowqueen
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shadowqueenmusic
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SHADOWQUEENband
Website - www.shadowqueen.com.au
Dubai rock act Bull Funk Zoo praised by Rolling Stone releases new album ‘Dangerous Radio’
Release Date: Sept 6th
Yorkshire based five-piece ROOD are an Alternative Rock band formed in 2015.
The band consists of Tom Hale (vocals, guitar), Joe Castle (guitar, vocals), Liam Butterfield (bass, vocals) Elliot Mann (drums) and Jack Miszewski (keys, percussion).
They complete their original sound with swirling layers of overdriven guitars and keys over hefty bass and solid drums.
'Obsessed' is their debut single that was recorded at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool and produced by Chris Taylor. It will be released Sept 6th on digital and vinyl.
Heading out on a UK tour in mid-September to support the release, they will play:
The Polish Club, Barnsley - Saturday 3rd September
Sebright Arms, London - Monday 12th September
The Leopard, Doncaster - Thursday 15th September
TS One, Middlesborough - Thursday 22nd September
Macguire's Pizza Bar, Liverpool - Friday 23rd September
ROOD have previously had air play on Steve Lamacq's Radio 6 show as well as BBC Introducing in Sheffield with Christian Carlisle.
Continuing a fantastic year, which has seen the band appear at Download Festival, release their debut EP The Hospital Party, play constant shows, and gain Rock Sound coverage & Kerrang TV airtime, West Yorkshire rock and rollers As Sirens Fall have dropped a video for storming new single 'Smoke'.
The story for Smoke's video picks up from where previous video 'Where You Are' ended, which sees the leading lady get hit by a car on her way to meet vocalist Mikey. Mikey falls asleep waiting for her, and in his dream he goes on an adventure which slowly reveals the tragic story. In the 'Smoke' video, the story continues, however this time she's the one showing Mikey where she is. What is the end result? You'll have to watch and find out for yourselves.
As Sirens Fall comment:
‘Smoke is about confusion. It’s about anger with God. It’s about mental illness, war, disease, famine, global warming, injustice and inequality. The unfairness of the world is continually denied by those benefitting from it, even though it is so plain to see.
The video for Smoke follows on from our previous video 'Where You Are'. There's not ever an explanation as to how Mikey gets to where he is up at the end of that video, but that's pretty intentional. It's meant to symbolise confusion and guilt. The feeling of responsibility when you put someone into a bad situation and feel like it's your fault.
The weekend we made the videos was one of the most grueling but awesome weekends of all of our lives. We loved it so much. I think it was a solid 40 hours working but we got there in the end and we are so happy with them."
Check out 'Smoke' below!
As Sirens Fall - "Smoke" - (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
In a cold practise room in an old mill in Keighley in late 2014, As Sirens Fall was born. The band launched themselves on the scene in spring 2015 with a homemade music video for début single 'From Across The Waves'. Fast forward 12 months and over 100 shows, and the band were returning to the stage to scores of 'ASF' chants, to play an encore at a packed out Leeds O2 Academy, having just won the Soundwave Music Competition.
Following that seminal show, As Sirens Fall found themselves at Longwave Recording Studios with producer Romesh Dodangoda and engineer Rob Thomas (Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic, Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout), working on their debut release, 'The Hospital Party' which is out now.
As Sirens Fall recently announced they will be supporting electronic goth artist William Control on selected dates of his September UK tour. You can catch the Keighley band at the following shows -
14th September - Newcastle, Think Tank
15th September - Leeds, Key Club
16th September - London, Crowndale Inn
17th September - Birmingham, The Rainbow
Tickets are priced at £10.
Prohibition never works, suppression of the masses usually results in rebellion and dissent, so in these politically uncertain times, a Power Rock Trio have emerged amidst the chaos in the city of Edinburgh and they go by the name of RumRunners.
Singer/Guitarist Will, Bass player Peter and drummer Jim are the three handsome rogues playing this particular spirit-infused soundtrack, for they collectively are "RumRunners", the latest band to grace the Infinite Hive roster with their new single "Sun Comes Up". They play a style of rock influenced by current bands like Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke or The Answer.