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  • GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES NEW SONG FROM PEZZETTINO

    Glide Magazine premiered the new track from Racine, WI-raised and Oakland, CA-based singer-songwriter Pezzettino called “How To.”

    Glide calls the song “a delicate folk-rooted composition that combines the humility of Big Thief and the musical curiosity of Regina Spektor. Pezzettino has created a song of enduring aspiration, where daily struggle and hope combine for a musical buildup that is indie folk at its most haunting.”

    Read the entire premiere HERE

    The song comes from Pezzettino’s upcoming album, Resin which is out on February 8th.

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  • THE BIG TAKEOVER PREMIERE NEW SONG FROM MATT SHAPIRO

    The Big Takeover premiered the new track from Montreal-raised and NYC-based singer-songwriter Matt Shapiro called “Rockaway Girl.”

    The Big Takeover says of the track “It’s an up-tempo strummer and hummer that dashes off the starting line of the track and quickly introduces the distorted synth-organs that are one of the record’s sonic hallmarks. It’s an exuberant, lo-fi affair with organs grinding alongside pulsing bass and drums and Shapiro’s reverb-drenched vocals floating overtop.”

    See the entire premiere HERE.

    “Rockaway Girl” is the opening track... read more

  • Orouni

    The practice of a meticulous craft, a fascination for ambitious compositions, a strong attachment to the art of songwriting, a desire to set a palette of emotions to music, ranging from assumed melancholy to contagious euphoria, openness to the world and more: Orouni shares so many values and desires with December Square that his presence within the family seems self-evident.

     While some pursue experimental research reserved for experts and others lose themselves in their mad quest for global... read more

  • HARD-ONS! Join Rose Tattoo For ‘Still Never Too Loud’ Tour 2019!
    HARD-ONS! Join Rose Tattoo For ‘Still Never Too Loud’ Tour 2019!

    Rose Tattoo’s – ‘Never Too Loud’, released in 1997 through Repertoire Records Germany, was a ‘Popumentaryread more

  • Press Club tour dates April/May 2019
    Press Club tour dates April/May 2019

    Tour announcement: Press Club
    Tour dates: April/May 2019
    More info: Band website

    With Press Club having already risen... read more

  • Nick Waterhouse new album out 8 March 2019
    Nick Waterhouse new album out 8 March 2019

    Album release: Nick Waterhouse
    Release date: 8 March 2019
    Label: Innovative Leisure
    More info: Artist website

    Los Angeles-based musician... read more

  • Active Bird Community tour dates January 2019
    Active Bird Community tour dates January 2019

    Tour announcement: Active Bird Community
    Tour dates: January 2019
    Label: Barsuk Records
    More info: Band website

    Following the... read more

  • Daniel Steinbock Announces Single, “13 September”
    Daniel Steinbock Announces Single, "13 September"

    The new indie folk single, “13 September”, from California native Daniel Steinbock, pulls a remembered young love from the depths of an acoustic daydream. The song navigates through gentle fingerstyle guitar as odes to a first sweetheart conjure tender moments out of true love’s past. The single is off the upcoming debut album, Out of Blue, out February 15.

    Steinbock narrates the tale of two warm souls falling head over heels, an homage of... read more

  • Ghettoblaster premieres the new Terry Ohms video

    Ghettoblaster premiered the new video from Terry Ohms today called “Bring All to Front.” To accompany the video release, they also did an interview with Ohms where he discuss some of the songs’ origins and what he’s currently listening to.

    “Bring All to Front” comes from Terry Ohms upcoming album, Terryfirma. Recorded in his basement, Ohms not only played all the instruments on the album but he also directed his own music videos.

    Check out the video and read up on the full post... read more

  • THE TWILIGHT SAD! ‘It Won/t Be Like This All The Time’ Album Out 18th January (Rock Action Records)
    THE TWILIGHT SAD! ‘It Won/t Be Like This All The Time’ Album Out 18th January (Rock Action Records)

    Glasgow's The Twilight Sad return with the latest single from their fifth full-length – and their first for their new label read more

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  • Glide Magazine premiered the new track from Racine, WI-raised and Oakland, CA-based singer-songwriter Pezzettino called “How To.”

    Glide calls the song “a delicate folk-rooted composition that combines the humility of Big Thief and the musical curiosity of Regina Spektor. Pezzettino has created a song of enduring aspiration, where daily struggle and hope combine for a musical buildup that is indie folk at its most haunting.”

    Read the entire premiere HERE

    The song comes from Pezzettino’s upcoming album, Resin which is out on February 8th.

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  • The Big Takeover premiered the new track from Montreal-raised and NYC-based singer-songwriter Matt Shapiro called “Rockaway Girl.”

    The Big Takeover says of the track “It’s an up-tempo strummer and hummer that dashes off the starting line of the track and quickly introduces the distorted synth-organs that are one of the record’s sonic hallmarks. It’s an exuberant, lo-fi affair with organs grinding alongside pulsing bass and drums and Shapiro’s reverb-drenched vocals floating overtop.”

    See the entire premiere HERE.

    “Rockaway Girl” is the opening track from Shapiro’s upcoming EP, Fade In which will be released March 8th.

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  • Orouni

    Brijana Bondy

    The practice of a meticulous craft, a fascination for ambitious compositions, a strong attachment to the art of songwriting, a desire to set a palette of emotions to music, ranging from assumed melancholy to contagious euphoria, openness to the world and more: Orouni shares so many values and desires with December Square that his presence within the family seems self-evident.

     While some pursue experimental research reserved for experts and others lose themselves in their mad quest for global success, Orouni has long since decided not to choose. Or rather, to capture the best of both worlds. Record after record, he proves to us that intelligence and efficiency, quality and accessibility, requirement and emotion, can still co-exist in music.

     Finally, things haven’t changed much since his first uncertain attempts on the family piano: even without a miracle recipe, he is always searching for a melody that is worthy of interest. The result: complex and singular, but instantly memorable pop songs that are both sophisticated and immediate with very communicative energy.

     Vigorously creating music for both the ears and the brain, the heart and skin, Orouni differentiates between beliefs and certainties: he permanently questions himself, making the best out of each one of his projects. Passionate about architecture, a fan of cinema and literature, the 2011 winner of the Inrocks Lab is naturally attracted to original musical structures. Never taking the easy road and with great respect for his listeners, his mastered art of nuance allows listeners to enter his world by the door of their choice and gives them the time to discover its many subtleties; each of his pieces is a small world in itself.

     From his solo debut at a festival in Aalborg (Denmark) to the success of Grand Tour, Orouni has never strayed from his convictions: the pleasure of imagining a song is as unique as the emotion of listening to the music of others. In Orouni’s music, the Kinks dance with Chassol, Belle & Sebastian dance with Dylan and Malian music plays with the Beatles. His already extensive discography makes room for melodies, whether vocal or instrumental, complex harmonies, and instruments that are rarely used in contemporary pop music (balafon, kalimba, mbira...) A luminous, organic and extremely caring music, with a little extra soul that makes all the difference.

     In his fourth album, Partitions, recorded with his faithful musicians and Guillaume Jaoul as engineer, Orouni places his ambition a step further, making no compromise with pleasure or emotion.

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  • HARD-ONS! Join Rose Tattoo For ‘Still Never Too Loud’ Tour 2019!

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    Rose Tattoo’s – ‘Never Too Loud’, released in 1997 through Repertoire Records Germany, was a ‘Popumentary’ Series, spanning the band's career at the time. 



    Now, 22 years on, the Hard-Ons, join Rose Tattoo on their ‘Still Never To Loud’ tour heading out nationally in March, April and May. Thirty-five years since their formation, the Hard-Ons have amassed an unprecedented and never-to-be-paralleled seventeen consecutive number one releases on the Australian alternative charts, making them one of Australia’s most commercially successful independent bands. Their cult following extends into Europe and the UK, and as of 2019, their brand of unapologetic punk rock has never sounded better.



    The band are fresh out of the studio having just finished recording their 12th studio album due to be released later this year.



    Strap yourself in for an explosive night of unadulterated rock and punk power pop to heighten the senses on the ‘Still Never Too Loud’ shows! 



    Angry Anderson’s Rose Tattoo recruits, considered some of the best in the business, comprise of legendary bass player extraordinaire Mark Evans of AC/DC fame, iconic guitarist Bob Spencer of The Angels & Skyhooks, as well as unbelievably talented maestro of rock mayhem, Dai Pritchard. Rose Tattoo are due to hit the high seas on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise out of Miami in late February, head straight into the recording studios in March, before kicking off the ‘Still Never Too Loud’ run of dates.  



    ‘STILL NEVER TOO LOUD’ TOUR 2019

    Friday 29th March 2019 – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW - Tickets

    Saturday 30th March 2019 – Waves, Wollongong NSW - Tickets

    Friday 5th April 2019 – Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster VIC - Tickets

    Saturday 6th April 2019 – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC - Tickets

    Friday 12th April 2019 – The Gov, Adelaide SA - Tickets

    Saturday 13th April 2019 – Capitol, Perth WA - Tickets

    Friday 26th April 2019 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD - Tickets

    Saturday 27th April 2019 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD - Tickets

    Friday 3rd May 2019 – Diggers, Ettalong NSW - Tickets

    Saturday 4th May 2019 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW - Tickets



    Tickets on sale Monday 14th January from rosetattoo.com.au & usual outlets.



    http://www.rosetattoo.com.au/

    https://www.facebook.com/RoseTattoo/

    https://www.facebook.com/hardons/



    All Interview Requests & Media Enquiries for Hard-Ons to:

    RiSH Publicity 

    E: info@rishpublicity.com

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    Tour announcement: Press Club
    Tour dates: April/May 2019
    More info: Band website

    With Press Club having already risen way out of Australia’s underground punk scene, to become one of the country’s buzziest new bands, today they are sharing their new single ‘Suburbia’, as well as news of a swathe of highly anticipated UK tour dates for Spring 2019. Where previous single ‘Headwreck’ was a dizzying two and a half minutes of frenetic, raw, self-assured and commanding punk – which drew high-praise from Kerrang!, Jack Saunders and Dan P Carter - ‘Suburbia’ takes its time, easing its way into an uproarious chorus that stays with you long after the final chord has rung out.

    Watch the video for Suburbia here.

    UK audiences will get the chance to see the band for the first time – and find out just why they’ve previously been handpicked to support to the likes of Japandroids, Joyce Manor, Cloud Nothings and Dream Wife in Australia – on the below dates.

    April 16 - Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

    April - 17 Hy-Brasil, Bristol

    April 18 - Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

    April 19 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

    April 20 - Manchester Punk Festival, UK

    May 2 - The Islington, London

    May 3 - Dark Horse, Birmingham

    May 4 - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

    May 5 - Stag & Dagger, Glasgow

    May 8 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

    Tickets are available now here.

    The debut album Late Teens is released Jan 25th via Hassle Records. ‘Late Teens’ is what happens when four Melbourne musicians come together to create a body of work entirely devoid of outside influence, being answerable to only themselves. Over six weeks, bassist Iain MacRae’s house was converted into a temporary song-writing sweatshop where the band wrote forty songs that were distilled into the dozen that make up the track list on Late Teens. Relying upon the experiences of their friends and people they know as subject matter, Late Teens thematically approaches displacement, relationships, internal turmoil, gentrification and inequality. Press Club is the musical embodiment of the attitude of a generation experiencing impermanence in every way.

    Pre-order Late Teens on limited colour vinyl / CD / Digital here.

    “One of our records of the year for sure – so great.” - Dan P Carter, BBC Radio 1

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    Album release: Nick Waterhouse
    Release date: 8 March 2019
    Label: Innovative Leisure
    More info: Artist website

    Los Angeles-based musician Nick Waterhouse has announced his new self-titled album set for March 8th release via Innovative Leisure. Following 2016’s 'Never Twice' which was hailed by Vogue as “the second coming of soul” and earned Nick a performance on 'Later' with Jools Holland, the new album was recorded at LA’s legendary Electro-Vox Recorders, and co-produced with Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and the Broken Bones), with backing from a heavy bevy of friends and session players including Bart Davenport, percussionist Andres Renteria (Flying Lotus, Father John Misty), flutist Ricky Washington (Kamasi’s dad), and saxophonists Paula Henderson (Gogol Bordello) and Mando Dorame (JD McPherson).

    The scorched earth first single 'Song For Winners' is out today via Consequence of Sound. Drawing inspiration from British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Nina Simone, the knockout track combines a feral R&B howl with elegant touches of club jazz with 60's soul.

    Mary Anne Hobbs had the first play of the track on her new morning show on BBC 6 Music as her 'Near Future' feature, explaining how she’s “always loved the way he creates this atmosphere of swirling noir.”

    Nick will head out on a run of European and UK headlining live dates in support of his upcoming album. See below for a full list of dates.

    Listen/share: 'Song For Winners'

    Pre-save album on Apple / Spotify

    2019 UK + European Live Dates:

    March 18th - Manchester, UK - Gorilla

    March 21st - London, UK - 229 The Venue

    March 23rd - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Orangerie

    March 24th - Paris, FR - Petit Bain

    March 26th - Hamburg, DE - Mojo Club

    March 27th - Berlin, DE - Columbia Theatre

    March 28th - Amsterdam, NL - Het Zonnehuis

    March 30th - Athens, GR - Fuzz Live Music Club

    March 31st - Thessaloniki, GR - Fix Factory of Sound

    The 11-song collection features ten new Waterhouse originals, plus a deep cover of 'I Feel An Urge Coming On,' originally written by Nick’s friend and mentor Joshie Jo Armstead, who has previously written with Ray Charles and performed as both a Raelette and an Ikette in the 1960s and 70s.

    There’s a reason why Nick chose to name this, his fourth album, his self-titled release. While he has always had a “style is all his own” according to NPR, this album is a deeper reflection of the cultural and emotional firmament that has made Nick the artist he is today: his passions and influences; his love and outrage. The music of Irma Thomas and Chico Hamilton; the films of Robert Siodmak and Adam Curtis. The good old bad days in San Francisco, Detroit, and Los Angeles. It’s an intoxicating world, and this album invites you to get lost in it.

    Since releasing his debut single in 2010, Nick Waterhouse has toured the world (most recently on an extensive run with Allen Stone), and collaborated with or produced everyone from upstarts like Ty Segall, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste, to septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, and Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins.

    Selected previous praise for Nick Waterhouse

    “Think music ain't what it used to be? Then you haven't heard Nick Waterhouse.” – GQ

    “...unashamedly retro, but fizzes with an energy that retools classic R’n’B as a vibrantly post-modern American folk-art...nigh-on irresistible” – Uncut

    “...balances a nostalgic timelessness with modern, urgent emotions” – Q Magazine

    “...the kind of analogue obsession that suggests even the valves of his heart glow” – The Independent

    “It's sexy, it's smart, and it's definitely worth another round in a bar east of Koreatown in the middle of a dark and stormy night.” – Esquire

    "(I've) always loved the way he creates this atmosphere of swirling noir." - Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music)

    "...sounds like the passionate conglomeration of influences from an outraged man." - Consequence of Sound

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    Tour announcement: Active Bird Community
    Tour dates: January 2019
    Label: Barsuk Records
    More info: Band website

    Following the release of their new album 'Amends', Active Bird Community have announced a short run of UK tour dates with Slothrust for January 2019.

    The band will be playing the following dates:

    22nd Jan - Stereo - Glasgow

    23rd Jan - The Deaf Institute, Manchester

    24th Jan - Boston Music Room, London

    25th Jan - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

    26th Jan - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

    Recently signed to Barsuk (Death Cab For Cutie, Charly Bliss, Rilo Kiley and more), the band -- who have been playing together since middle school -- have previously toured with the likes of Cymbals Eat Guitars, We Were Promised Jetpacks and more, and have already seen significant support from the likes of Billboard, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Audiotree and more for their distinct brand of indie-rock. There’s lyrical depth to their output and their music is brutally honest, but not without being completely infectious.

    Hear recent singles here:

    'Unwind With Me'

    'Baby It's You'

    'Sweaty Lake'

    “In the simplest of terms, Amends is a record about forgiveness,” says Tom D’Agustino, one of the singers and primary songwriters of the Brooklyn-based band Active Bird Community. “Forgiving your parents for splitting up, forgiving your friends for not always understanding you, learning to forgive yourself.” The band’s forthcoming album, Amends, dwells in the intricacies of relationships — broken bonds between friends, family, and lovers — and hoping to heal.

    In Hastings-on-Hudson, a small town just north of New York City, the band’s founding members — D’Agustino, co-songwriter/lead guitarist Andrew Wolfson, and bassist Zach Slater — were three teenagers without direction. Long summers were spent learning how to write and perform songs, and how to communicate complex emotions, which at such a young age brought the friends closer and closer together. “I think starting the band was almost a symbol of our friendship,” says D’Agustino. “I think we wanted to build something together.” Active Bird Community became an exciting new world for them to explore, a home to run away to whenever life got too confusing, too difficult to navigate. They didn’t expect the band to last through high school, so when it did, they had to choose: separate and head off to different colleges, or stay together and see where the band could go. They chose both, and with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community’s lineup was finalised.

    In the years since, as its members made their way through young adulthood and graduated college, the band has self-released three albums: the scrappy, lo-fi Magnum Opus, the tender garage-rock assemblage I’ve Been Going Swimming (2015), and their most recent release, the anthemic Stick Around (2017). They’ve cultivated a dynamic live show that’s fortified by a collective chemistry only possible from years of friendship. Active Bird Community is finely-tuned and musically tight — their earnestness and kinetic enthusiasm is wholly contagious, and still evident despite their advanced age of…24. And now, they’ve returned with Amends — their Barsuk Records debut and perhaps their most deeply felt album to date.

    Amends is a contemplation on loss and forgiveness that volleys between the perspectives of D’Agustino and Wolfson. “We’ve both written for the records before,” Wolfson says. “But on Stick Around it felt like Tom’s voice was the protagonist and mine was the narrator.” D’Agustino’s anxious search for maturity was countered by Wolfson’s hesitation to stop and absorb the world around them. A similar step-ball-change of action and commentary drives Amends forward, only this time specific memories are unpacked, and the past is explored and confronted rather than avoided.

    Take the title track — a driving, bittersweet song that feels sonically indebted to bands like Built to Spill, and fraught with the tension of family, loss, and learning to move on without resentment. Later there’s “Unwind With Me,” a breakup song that feels like it’s as much of a condemnation of the singer as a lamentation for failed love. “I’m unraveling everything, I need it slower than before, I need to call somebody more,” D’Agustino sings, refusing to skirt around his own culpability. There’s the McGovern-penned track “Downstairs,” a song about formless anxiety that begins delicately then gradually swells into a wall of guitar. “Silver Screen,” meanwhile, is a glowing vision of life ascending, how Wolfson imagines the future could be.

    And lastly there’s “Lighthouse.” The track caps the record with a final story about D’Agustino’s mother, about familial turmoil, misunderstanding, and eventual absolution — of both oneself and others. “When I was in high school, my mom became obsessed with painting lighthouses. She’d paint them on everything, buy little lighthouse magnets or keychains, there were lighthouses everywhere. I think they gave her safety, some moments of stability in her chaotic life. There were times when my mom would be struck with this mania that would inspire and awe me, while also terrify me,” he says. “Sitting at the table with what felt like a makeshift family was too much to handle, so I checked out. Convinced myself that there was nothing wrong with me, the pain that my mother felt that drove her to incessantly make lighthouses wasn’t my pain. Enough time passes and I realize that pain isn’t crazy, it isn’t the end of the world. I’m old enough now to poke holes in how I was as a teenager, point out some faulty logic, but young enough still to remember where that logic came from, why it had to be formulated at all.”

    Amends represents Active Bird Community’s efforts to contend honestly with the pain of their experiences and explore the empowering nature of forgiveness. “If you can’t forgive yourself, that robs you of your responsibility to be a force for good outside of your own immediate universe. When you take the step from blaming and wallowing, there is an opening for you to become a fuller person,” D’Agustino says. “In saying ‘it’s ok’ to your life, there’s so much power there. You can blame other people for how you feel or the choices you make, or you can take some responsibility for your feelings and your actions and try to make a change, and that first step is making amends.”

    "Active Bird Community have got the swagger and the daring, but also the intense vulnerability that permeates your life when you’re young and trying to find out exactly where you fit in the world." - The Line Of Best Fit

    "The Brooklyn four-piece may sound laid back, but they don’t shy away from really digging into their own vulnerabilities, fears, and frustrations and fleshing these out in their songs" - Stereogum

    "a winning missive; smart and accessible, dazzling in its brightest moments and suitably sullen when the light fades. These birds are ones to watch…" - Upset

    "one minute The Crocketts’ chaotic delivery, the next Fountains of Wayne’s measured rock with the poppier bits of Jimmy Eat World." - Loud & Quiet

    "...a scrappy punk slugfest rife with immediate post-college struggles." - Billboard

    “Off piste and defiantly surreal” before going on to say, “it somehow hangs together remarkably well, like a smash hit from an alternative dimension.” - CLASH

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  • The new indie folk single, “13 September”, from California native Daniel Steinbock, pulls a remembered young love from the depths of an acoustic daydream. The song navigates through gentle fingerstyle guitar as odes to a first sweetheart conjure tender moments out of true love’s past. The single is off the upcoming debut album, Out of Blue, out February 15.

    Steinbock narrates the tale of two warm souls falling head over heels, an homage of longing for the once-felt thrill of two sets of eyes meeting each other’s glance with innocent, intoxicating admiration. He sings, “Close your eyes, remember when // Two little kids kissing in the tree again // When I think about and aloud how free and complete in your hands // Darling it's true, I fell for you.” Each lyric falls through the track like grains of sand in an hourglass, the remembrance of a love gently passing in time.

    As a whole, the album Out of Blue rattles in a cage like a bird craving to be set free. Ultimately, it’s a break-up album, but one that tells the whole story. It doesn’t dwell in pain and sorrow, but embraces the whole journey, because to fall out of love means to have experienced the bliss of falling in love, and everything in between. According to Steinbock, the term “out of blue” holds three essential meanings that are explored throughout the album’s love story. One, is that of the Big Bang, and the great mystery of primordial creativity appearing out of the void. As an artist, Steinbock also nods at the personal creative process as a whole, and how songs come out of the blue like gifts from the Muse. Lastly, the process of healing which pulls one out of the blue, out of sadness and depression, reborn into the light. These meanings are different ways of connecting with the album. They are stories within the story, much like the human experiences woven throughout the individual years that make up a lifetime. Whether happily in love or coming out of the blue, this record holds every emotion up to the light, revealing its beauty and worth.

     

    About Daniel Steinbock

    Daniel Steinbock is a folk singer/songwriter and guitar player heavily influenced by America’s treasures of transcendental poetry, nature, and jazz music. Steinbock holds a PhD in anthropology, is a co-creator of his own podcast, and has toured largely with folk musician, John Craigie, who holds a chart-topping folk record and regularly shares bills with Jack Johnson. Steinbock released his first studio EP, The Blade, in 2012, following a self-recorded EP, Sea Inside, a year earlier. The bulk of his upcoming debut album, Out of Blue was recorded live in the 100 year-old OK Theatre in Enterprise, Oregon. Engineered by Bart Budwig and featuring backing vocals from fellow Sonoma County residents, Rainbow Girls, the album was recorded in six different studios up and down the West coast. Out of Blue is out February 2019.

     
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  • Ghettoblaster premieres the new Terry Ohms video

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    Ghettoblaster premiered the new video from Terry Ohms today called “Bring All to Front.” To accompany the video release, they also did an interview with Ohms where he discuss some of the songs’ origins and what he’s currently listening to.

    “Bring All to Front” comes from Terry Ohms upcoming album, Terryfirma. Recorded in his basement, Ohms not only played all the instruments on the album but he also directed his own music videos.

    Check out the video and read up on the full post HERE.

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  • Glasgow's The Twilight Sad return with the latest single from their fifth full-length – and their first for their new label Rock Action Records - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time, which arrives on 18th January 2019. This time around it's the driving, motorik 'VTr' getting an airing, a propulsive number that the band describe as being one of the album's "most important" moments.

    Listen to 'VTr' here: https://youtu.be/XzM7Gk4Ec5g

    Speaking of the track, frontman James Alexander Graham says: Andy [MacFarlane, guitarist] called the song VTr at the demo stage of writing and we decided to stick with that when it came time to decide on track titles. After the album had been finished and all the songs had been named, as I was walking my wife into the hospital as she was going into labour with our son, I looked down at the pavement and spray painted there was “VTR”." I think the line “there’s no love to small” is one of the most hopeful I’ve ever written – seeing that song title on the ground as I was entering the hospital to have the most life-affirming moment in my life blew my mind. That line came into my head one dark day as all I could see was bad news all around me and all I needed was a bit of good news or compassion to get me through the day no matter how small. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it so the lines “I won’t be surprised if it kills us all” came soon after.”

    MacFarlane delves deeper into the song's origins, offering, "Scott [Hutchison] had asked if we could work together on a song and when I was trying to find a starting point he had been talking about how he “could listen to Brian Eno talk shite all day”. So, I took ‘The Big Ship’ from Another Green World, put sections of it in a sampler and made up some loops so I could play along to it on the guitar, and developed the melodies and chords from there. I had been saving from a previous demo that by chance seemed to fit over the chords without doing much to them, so it was kind of a happy accident how that came together." 

    While the 11 tracks that comprise IWBLTATT largely began to take form during the band's lengthy recent tours with The Cure, it wasn't until returning to the UK and the isolation of his London home, that MacFarlane distilled the band’s collective aspirations – to find immediacy in their writing, to bring a new hugeness to the often dark matter of their songs – into demos for their fifth LP. Following six months of pre-production, his vision was made flesh during a productive residency in a remote rehearsal space on Loch Fyne last November. Eager to keep momentum, the band subsequently tracked their efforts at Devon’s Middle Farm Studios with long serving live engineer Andy Bush in January of this year.

    Revisit recent single 'Videograms' here: https://youtu.be/TPMUYLF7S5c

    For this record, Graham and MacFarlane officially brought long-time touring members Brendan Smith(The Blue Nile, The Unwinding Hours) and Johnny Docherty (Take a Worm For a Walk Week, RUNGS) in from the wings to help push The Twilight Sad to the next level. The results speak for themselves: an exhilarating listen, by turns cinematic and claustrophobic in its scope, the band dug deep to produce It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, and it's perhaps their most raw and dynamic record to date.

    “It’s a dark record but I think there are some uplifting moments to be had too," Graham offers. "There are so many extremes here – there are moments that are harsh, then others that are quite melodic and others that are stripped right down. This album definitely comes with the extremes of every side of the band, I think. There’s a certain direct openness and candour now but at the same time I want to keep some mystery. We don’t like to throw things in people’s faces and spell it out for them.”  

    Pre-order IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME on CD or 12" Double Vinyl with exclusive tee, tote and signed print bundles at thetwilightsad.com or digitally here: http://smarturl.it/tsIwbltatt



    ALBUM TRACKLIST:

    1. 10 Good Reasons for Modern Drugs

    2. Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting

    3. The Arbor

    4. VTr

    5. Sunday Day13

    6. I/m Not Here [missing face]

    7. Auge_Maschine

    8. Keep It All To Myself

    9. Girl Chewing Gum

    10. Let's Get Lost

    11. Videograms



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