THE TWANG REVEAL NEW SINGLE: ‘DREAM’ + EXTENSIVE TOUR DATES WITH SHED SEVEN THIS WINTER


THE TWANG

REVEAL NEW SINGLE: ‘DREAM’ 

+ EXTENSIVE TOUR DATES WITH SHED SEVEN THIS WINTER

‘Dream’ is the brilliant second single from The Twang’s long awaited forthcoming album, following up from their first single ‘Everytime’.

Click here for the brand new single here:
Apple: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/dream-single/1473596653
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/61rvFw96CTe7Woqdvxfs42

Phil said:

“I just started writing down all my dreams (ones I woke up remembering) as like everyone’s, my dreams are weird as fuck especially during a night in the spare room when I’ve been misbehaving.  Jon came up with that insane bassline and I picked lines from my morning ramblings and spat um over the top.  That’s about the size of it.

Dream is Cloudy Room’s dysfunctional little cousin.

If ‘Everytime’ was strawberries n cream then Dream is strong skunk n Brandy.”

The Twang have spent over a decade defying expectation. From their beginnings in their Birmingham home town, vocalist Phil Etheridge, bassist Jon Watkin, guitarist Stu Hartland and drummer Ash Sheehan continue to wow audiences and win new fans with their electric live shows.

Having released four studio albums since 2007 they are in the studio making the Midlands magic happen once more.

The Twang are playing at Festivals this Summer including a new announcement today for a top billing appearance at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester on the 12th October.

The Twang are also heading out as Special Guests to Shed Seven later in the year – full dates and details as follows:

TOUR DATES 2019

August   

Sun, 18    UK, Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Sat, 24    UK, Portsmouth, Victorious Festival

October 

Sat, 12    UK, Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival

November     

Thu, 21    UK, Stoke-on-Trent, The Victoria Hall *supporting Shed Seven

Fri, 22    UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven

Sat, 23    UK, Nottingham, Rock City *supporting Shed Seven

Mon, 25    UK, Carlisle, Sands Centre Carlisle *supporting Shed Seven

Tue, 26    UK, Blackburn, King George’s Hall *supporting Shed Seven

Thu, 28    UK, Aberdeen, Music Hall *supporting Shed Seven

Fri, 29    UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven

Sat, 30    UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven

December     

Mon, 2    UK, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Town Hall  *supporting Shed Seven

Tue, 3    UK, Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall  *supporting Shed Seven

Thu, 5    UK, Liverpool, O2 Academy  *supporting Shed Seven

Fri, 6    UK, Llandudno, Venue Cymru (Arena)  *supporting Shed Seven

Sat, 7    UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena  *supporting Shed Seven

Mon, 9    UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange  *supporting Shed Seven

Tue, 10    UK, Norwich, UEA  *supporting Shed Seven

Wed, 11    UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy  *supporting Shed Seven

Fri, 13    UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton  *supporting Shed Seven

Sat, 14    UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton  *supporting Shed Seven

Mon, 16    UK, Cardiff, University (Great Hall)  *supporting Shed Seven

Tue, 17    UK, Bournemouth, O2 Academy  *supporting Shed Seven

Wed, 18    UK, Bristol, O2 Academy  *supporting Shed Seven

Fri, 20    UK, Manchester, Victoria Warehouse  *supporting Shed Seven

Sat, 21    UK, Manchester, Victoria Warehouse  *supporting Shed Seven

Sun, 22    UK, Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute

For more information: 
www.facebook.com/thetwang

The Clash: London Calling – exclusive free exhibition of over 100 items from the band’s archive

Museum of London to host The Clash: London Calling – exclusive free exhibition of over 100 items from the band’s archive.

 

The Clash: London Calling 

Museum of London – 15 November 2019 – Spring 2020 – FREE ENTRY!

When The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released in the winter of 1979 it was clear that the band had made an instant classic, an era-defining masterpiece which still stands as one of the all-time greatest albums.

To celebrate this truly London work, the Museum of London will showcase a collection of items from The Clash’s personal archive including draft lyrics, stage clothes, photos and films, giving new insight into their recording process and the making of ‘London Calling’The Clash: London Calling, which includes previously unseen items, is a free exhibit, opening on 15th November running to Spring 2020.

‘London Calling’ was and is a hugely compelling melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice. The album’s music and lyrics remain as relevant today as they were on release. In addition to showcasing influences and context for the writing and recording of the seminal double album, this new exclusive exhibit at the Museum of London will also examine how the capital influenced The Clashas they became one of the most influential British bands of the 20th century.

Items on show include:

·       Joe Strummer’s note book

One of Strummer’s note books from 1979, the period when the album London Calling was rehearsed and recorded. Open at page showing Ice Age, which was to become lyrics for the song London Calling 

·       Paul Simonon’s broken bass guitar

Simonon’s Fender Precision Bass was damaged on stage at The Palladium in New York City on 21st September 1979, as Simonon smashed it on the floor in an act of spontaneous and complete frustration. 

 ·       Handwritten album sequence note by Mick Jones

Handwritten list of songs, placed here in correct order for the 4 sides of the double album London Calling

 ·       Joe Strummer’s typewriter

As a prolific writer, Strummer used this typewriter to document ideas, lyrics and other writings

 ·       Topper Headon’s drum sticks

The only remaining item of Headon’s which remains from this time

To coincide with the opening of the exhibit, on 15th November, Sony Music will release the London Calling Scrapbook – a 120-page hardback companion which comes with the album on cd and contains hand-written lyrics, notes, photos and previously unseen material from the period when the record was made. Prior to this, on 11th October 2019 in line with National Album Day, Sony Music will issue the London Calling album, on cd, vinyl and cassette, in a special sleeve highlighting the layers of the iconic artwork by Ray Lowry with photograph by Pennie Smith.

The Clash: London Calling is curated by Robert Gordon McHarg III with The Clash and Beatrice Behlen of the Museum of London.

Beatrice Behlen, Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, said: “‘London Calling’ is The Clash’s defining album, a rallying call for Londoners and people around the world. The album’s lyrics reflected contemporary concerns, many of which are still relevant today, as it moved away from traditional punk by adopting and reworking much wider musical influences. At the Museum of London, we tell the stories of our capital through the objects and memories of the people who have lived here. This display will provide a brand new, exciting and vibrant take on this, showcasing rarely seen personal objects and telling the incredible story of how ‘London Calling’ was, and for many still is, the sound of a generation.”

The Clash: London Calling will open 15th November 2019 and will be free to enter. Its closing in Spring 2020 will be shortly followed by the opening of a brand new display exploring London’s relationship with Dub music and culture as part of its Soundclash season at the Museum of London.

About The Clash

Formed in West London in 1976, The Clash is the most influential band to spring out of the UK punk movement. The classic line up of the band is Joe Strummer on vocals and guitar, Mick Jones also on vocals and guitar, Nick Topper Headon on drums and Paul Simonon on bass. Highly prolific, they released five albums between ’79 and ’82, being The Clash (’77), Give ‘Em Enough Rope (’79), London Calling (double album ’79), Sandinista (triple album ’80) and Combat Rock (’82): 

See more info at www.theclash.com

About The Museum of London

The Museum of London tells the ever-changing story of this great world city and its people, from 450,000 BC to the present day. Our galleries, exhibitions, displays and activities seek to inspire a passion for London and provide a sense of the vibrancy that makes the city such a unique place.  The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.

Welsh noisy indie-pop maestros Seazoo share swaggering new effort ‘Throw It Up’

Welsh noisy indie-pop maestros Seazoo share swaggering new effort ‘Throw It Up’

Released 13th August

Seazoo – ‘Throw It Up’

“Magical indie-pop” – DIY

“A five-part indie-pop explosion…an absolute riot” – Clash

“Wobbly synths and retro-feeling guitars that sparkle with nostalgia” – The Line Of Best Fit

Welsh noisy indie-pop maestros Seazoo announce their return with swaggering new effort Throw It Up, the lead single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album set for release early next year.

Recorded at Big Jelly Studios with Mike Collins (Girl Ray, Pip Blom), the group’s second full-length effort demonstrates a fresh approach and follows critically acclaimed 2018 debut LP TRUNKS, shortlisted for The Welsh Music Prize alongside acts including Boy Azooga, Gwenno, Gruff Rhys and Manic Street Preachers.

Heavily influenced by the likes of Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy, the rousing five-piece have enjoyed significant support throughout the tastemaker community (Q Magazine, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Dork) and across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, 6 Music), with their glowing reputation as an exceptional live act leading to appearances at SXSW, The Great Escape and Green Man and slots with IDLES, The Lovely Eggs and Circa Waves.

Discussing the release, frontman Ben Trow stated: “I see a lot of people rejecting aspects of modern life, like tech, tech platforms, even careers as a way of trying to improve happiness. Some people make extreme lifestyle changes, like moving into a forest, or selling-up and moving into a van. But I also see people getting rid of their smart phones or deleting their social media. So I guess the song’s about making the decision to reject something in an attempt to improve well-being”.

Produced by Ben Trow and Mike Collins, Seazoo’s Throw It Up is out 13th August and will be available via all platforms.

Live Dates (message for press passes)
25 Aug – Golden Lion, Wrexham
01 Sept – End Of The Road
20 Oct – Swn Festival, Cardiff

Seazoo is Ben Trow (lead vocals, guitar), Dan West (lead guitar), Llinos Griffiths (keys), Mike Smith (bass), Steffan Owens (drums)

Seazoo

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Rock’n’Roll deserves to die – The Darkness announce new single, album and tour

‘ROCK AND ROLL DESERVES TO DIE’
BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED
WATCH THE FABULOUS VIDEO BELOW

EASTER IS CANCELLED
NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 4th
VIA COOKING VINYL – PREORDER HERE

UK & IRELAND HEADLINE TOUR
STARTS NOVEMBER 2019

The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It’s the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4ththrough Cooking Vinyl.

From chiming, acoustic beginnings, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

It is quite simply the band’s most exciting and diverse song to date and finds The Darkness hailing the death of the old and opening a door into a brave new world never seen from the band before. As bass player Frankie Poullain comments, “A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

In fact, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ marks a sensational new era, opening Easter Is Cancelled, the first ever concept album from The Darkness.

Justin explains, “At the end of days, humankind must consider the essential truths of existence. The Darkness, your vanguard in life’s journey, have stared into the abyss. The observations we bring from the edge are set out in a new record album, titled ‘Easter is Cancelled’. 

“This far-reaching communiqué examines man’s brutality to man, the dichotomies that we live within and the alternate realities that exist alongside our blinkered comprehension of the Universe. The song cycle defines human existence through a parable – the slow lingering death and eventual glorious re-birth of rock and roll. 

In the search for perfect sonic equivalents of core truths, every musical instrument of the world has been explored and exploited to its fullest extent. Endless days in studios, museums, spiritual retreats and places of learning turned into endless months, as deeper and deeper layers of truth were uncovered, translated and set for eternity in sound. 

“The result is a literally Biblical record, and those who have said that rock and roll is the Devil’s music should listen and understand that it is, in truth, the voice of God.

“This is the grandest statement any band has ever made, and the endeavour has taken its toll. In achieving such a mighty goal, a line is drawn and this will be the last traditional music album from The Darkness – having confronted the eternal and ultimate, we must now move on to higher art forms. The future is an open door. Who’s in here?”

The ten-track album examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today, and their almost divine responsibility to challenge the establishment – something that most rock’n’roll artists seem to have given up on in favour of easy celebrity. And yet at the heart of this tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar, as brought full circle in the glorious album closer ‘We Are The Guitar Men’.

EASTER IS CANCELLED TRACK LISTING

  1. Rock And Roll Deserves To Die
  2. How Can I Lose Your Love
  3. Live ‘til I Die
  4. Heart Explodes
  5. Deck Chair
  6. Easter Is Cancelled
  7. Heavy Metal Lover
  8. In Another Life
  9. Choke On It
  10. We Are The Guitar Men

Easter Is Cancelledwill be released digitally and in full technicolour physical glory as a standard CD, digipak CD with bonus tracks, gatefold LP, limited edition colour vinyl gatefold LP and Cassette. The album is available to pre-ordernow from the band’s Official Store with special signed copies and exclusive album bundle offers. The preorder link is: https://thedarkness.lnk.to/EICPR

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with a full UK and Ireland headline tour this winter and will play 18 dates starting in November 2019. These shows promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band’s spectacular canon. Tickets are available here.

THE DARKNESS ‘EASTER IS CANCELLED’ 2019 TOUR
NOVEMBER
26th– Belfast, Limelight
27th– Dublin, Academy
29th– Nottingham, Rock City

DECEMBER
1st– Birmingham, O2 Academy
2nd– Leicester, O2 Academy
3rd– Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
5th– Norwich, UEA
6th– Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7th– Bath, Pavilions
9th– Portsmouth, Pyramids
10th– Brighton, Dome
11th– Watford, Colosseum
13th– Manchester Academy
14th– Newcastle, O2 Academy
15th– Glasgow, O2 Academy
17th– York, Barbican
18th– Liverpool, O2 Academy
20th– London, Roundhouse

James White launches new single with Cambridge gig featuring Billy Lunn

“…if you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere” – Theresa May

I will always take the opportunity to stand in solidarity with groups that are being persecuted” – James White

James White to launch new single with Cambridge gig featuring guest appearance from Billy Lunn of The Subways.

*’Citizen of Nowhere released on August 30th via all major streaming platforms.
*
Launch Gig Friday 30th August at The Blue Moon, Cambridge, also featuring Billy Lunn of The Subways.

James is a man who selflessly puts his impressive talents to good use in helping to forge a better world” R**E*P*E*A*T fanzine.

A musician, activist and Junglist…he’s got a lot of hair” Penny Smith, TalkRadio and GMTV

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Multi talented, passionate and committed singer-song writer James White returns from playing festivals and touring Europe to launch his new single, ‘Citizen of Nowhere’, in Cambridge at the end of the month. The track is clearly his most accomplished to date, but also his most overtly political; its upbeat grooves, crafted lyrics and rocking chorus takes a swipe at ex premier and nothing woman Theresa May’s small minded nationalism. And if some of the vocals sounds a bit different from James’ usual style, this is because they are provided by a very special guest, Billy Lunn from the Subways, one of James’ childhood musical heroes.

jw with Billy

Thanks to his tireless support for anti racist causes, James has had a long relationship with R*E*P*E*A*T, playing gigs both big and small to benefit Love Music Hate Racism. Equally memorable for me was when he came into the primary school where I was working to talk about his time working with refugees in ‘the Jungle’ at Calais; he held a packed hall of 360 seven to eleven year olds enraptured in silence for nearly an hour, and the empathy he managed to instil in the children helped lead to hundreds of pounds of donations for Care For Calais. His video for Where Did You Sleep Last Night’ had both kids and staff transfixed.

James has devoted much of his musical life to supporting refugee and anti racist causes. Previously, he has donated royalties to charities War Child and Help Refugees, while also personally delivering supplies to “the Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, an issue he says continues to be close to his heart. His song Another Night in the Jungle, from his debut EP, featured refugees from the northern France camp. He has also been involved with the XR Climate Change movement, and has played sets at several Pride festivals. However the new single is in aid of another very worthy cause and another he feels very strongly about, the mental health charity MIND. “I just want to raise money and say thank you,” he said. “I have been on anti-depressants since the age of 14 and I want to support them as a thank you for all the support they’ve given me.”

JW1

We hope people will show James the support, generosity and solidarity he has shown countless others, while getting themselves a top tune and a top night out at the same time.

The single is released on August 30th through all major streaming platforms. The Cambridge launch takes place on the same day at the Blue Moon in Norfolk Street, advance tickets available here

and order the single here

 

Future dates

SEPTEMBER

8th – WoodFest, Hatfield Forest, Herfordshire, UK.

14th – Newmarket Festival, Newmarket, UK.

27th – The Bourgeois Pig, Prague, Czech Republic.

28th – Hangar 49, Berlin, Germany.

NOVEMBER

16th – Alt-Bruck, Cologne, Germany.

More info

http://www.facebook.com/JamesWhiteMusicPage

http://jameswhitemusic.com

THE CHATS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘IDENTITY THEFT’ and UK dates

THE CHATS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘IDENTITY THEFT’

READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUGUST

UK HEADLINE TOUR THIS DECEMBER

Australian punks, The Chats have released their catchy new single, Identity Theft today via their own label, Bargain Bin Records, available here to download or stream.

Famed for their classic Smoko video (that has now reached 7.5m views), the Queensland trio have been touring all over America this month to sold out crowds, including a stop in LA where Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, QOTSA’s  Josh Homme and Alex turner and Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys watched them play in front of 1000 people.

Their latest single, Identity Theft, “is about when you buy drugs on the internet and a hacker steals your credit card number and your identity,” explains front man Eamon Sandwith. A story we can all relate to right?! Probably not, but The Chats’ new jam is garage punk in flavour and has more in common lyrically with a particular episode of Black Mirror – but you will have to check the lyrics yourself for confirmation on that.

These beer-drinking, mullet-sporting, shed rockers are on a roll and will be heading to Reading & Leeds this August to play their debut UK festival live shows ahead of a full UK headline tour this winter that will end at The 02 Forum, London on December 14th. Don’t miss them.

Pre-order tickets at thechatslovebeer.com

Nov 30th Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec  1st  Oxford, 02 Academy
Dec 2nd Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Dec  4th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Dec  5th Newcastle, Riverside
Dec  6th Edinburgh, Summerhall
Dec  7th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Dec  9th Glasgow, Garage
Dec  10th Manchester, 02 Ritz
Dec  11th Birmingham, 02 Institute
Dec 12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 13th Bristol, 02 Academy
Dec  14th London, 02 Forum

The Chats are:

Eamon Sandwith bass / vocals
Josh Price – guitar / vocals
Matt Boggis on drums

Find The Chats online at:

thechatslovebeer.com
thechatslovebeer.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/thechatsband/

Slava B to release follow up EP “Ants”

Slava B. “ANTS”

Not so long after releasing his striking Debut Album “My Heart”, Slava B , a Singer / Songwriter from Wisbech, has returned with the follow up “Ants”.

The Twisted mind, heavy riffs, punchy drums, sick lyrics of “My Heart” created  “little buzz” around Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk and as far away as the US, Canada. “Ants” promises more of the same.

According to Slava B. himself, the new EP is stronger, much harder and a lot heavier than his debut album. “Ants” seems to be produced in its own genre that combines Industrial Metal / Rock and of course Punk rock across 7 tracks across a 7 track EP. What really makes this release to stand out is that the 7 tracks are fully charged with irony, darkness and energy that some of you were possibly looking for?!

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Slava B playing a recent R*E*P*E*A*T Love Music Hate Racism Night

The EP is out on September 19th but and you can keep in touch with its progress by following Slava on social media.

A message from The Anchoress

A message from The Anchoress

I’M BACK…

After a busy six months completing the second album I’ll be back out on the road again playing a select few shows this autumn previewing material from the forthcoming album and playing some old favourites.

The very first show to be announced is in Cardiff (where else?!) on Saturday 21st September at the beautiful St John’s Church (which has seen the likes of Patti Smith grace its stage).

Tickets £14 adv. and are on sale now from: https://woodfiredsummit.com/tickets/

ROUND UP

It’s been a busy time since I last sent a mailout. As well as finishing the album, I’ve been busy recording a very special live session in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road, co-hosting a 3-hour White Album Beatles special on 6Music with Martin Freeman, Jon Simm and John Harris, performing with a mini super-group with Neil Codling (Suede), Jennie Vee (EODM & Courtney Love) & Slim Jim Phantom, and getting to interview some of my favourite people.

I spoke to the wonderful Sharon Van Etten for The Line of Best Fit about motherhood, transformations and the power of therapy. Read the interview in full here: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/features/longread/sharon-van-etten-life-transformed-conversation-interview

I did a little interview with Aston Microphones talking about my favourite pieces of studio gear 🎤🎛https://www.astonmics.com/EN/artist-details/Catherine-Anne-Davies

I also spoke to the BBC about why I think concept albums will be making a big return this year as part of their 2019 predictions.

CARDIFF CASTLE

It’s been a busy few Welsh-based weeks as I headed down to Cardiff to play with the Manic Street Preachers for their special home-town show at Cardiff Castle to nearly 30,000 people. I had a fantastic time duetting with the band on ‘Little Baby Nothing’ and ‘Your Love Alone’ and can’t wait to be back in September. Thanks to everyone who’s given me such a warm welcome into the MSP family.

ALBUM 2

This week I mastered the singles with my old friend Mike Hillier at Metropolis Studios in London as we continue to prep everything for the new album campaign. I’ve been working hard on the artwork with Scott at Kscope over the past few weeks and looking forward to being able to announce all the release details to you very soon.

Watch this space…

Phoenix Road to release debut album, involving two original R*E*P*E*A*T stalwarts

Of Freeboy, Flexis and Phoenix Road
A Little Bit of R*E*P*E*A*T History comes Back to Life.

Phoenix Road to release debut album, involving two original R*E*P*E*A*T stalwarts.

A long time ago (1996 to be approximately accurate), R*E*P*E*A*T wanted to put out a free flexi with its ginormous paper fanzine (issue 6) to help build the buzz around two rather wonderful lo fi bands they’d stumbled into, the effortlessly poptastic Freeboy and the incredible female powered Stripey. Only problem was, the final flexi pressing plant in the world had been destroyed that year, with no plans in existence to help build another.* So instead, we looked at producing a real vinyl record, which we could only afford by involving two more bands (and my hand stamping the labels with animal stamps and using sleeves we found in an attic). By far the most memorable of these two extra bands was called Hinton, whose sweet melodies, catchy hooks and wistful lyrics were a perfect foil to the other songs on the record. Thus was R*E*P*E*A*T Records born, in a manger of messy DIY sleeves, inky fingers pads, Radio One plays, ridiculous secret messages in run out grooves and Granchester teas.

 

 

23 years later, and Tom from the band is back in touch, as he’s got a new band together, which he describes as being “like Hinton, but better”. In a strange coincidence of synchronicity, the band features the multitalented Jason, the brains behind that original Freeboy track and the driving force behind that first seven inch vinyl, who plays drums and bass for the new band, as well as producing the thing. Also involved is Andy Fairclough (keyboardist for From the Jam) on Hammond, strings, piano and more. They’ve named themselves Phoenix Road and have recorded an album caloed ‘The Mountaineer, some of which you can listen to via the links below. They hope to go on to release this on vinyl, and to play live, as long as they are sure that there is the interest out there. And that’s where you come in. So go on, give them a like and a listen, and head down that Phoenix Road…

Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T

Links

https://www.phoenixroad.net
(includes links to 1990s Hinton tracks)

https://www.facebook.com/onphoenixroad/

https://phoenixroad.bandcamp.com/

 

A very small number of the original R*E*P*E*A*T vinyl are available from here
http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/releases.html

* Vinyl historians maybe interested to know that the plans for a flexi pressing machine were recently rediscovered somewhere on the dark reaches of the internet, and they were used to build the plant which created R*E*P*E*A*T’s much more recent You Flexi Things.

South Wales band Windshake release new single Main State

South Wales band Windshake release new single Main State

‘WINDSHAKE’ are a dynamic and energetic three piece from the South of Wales. They already have a few releases under their belt, including “Boozehound” and “ROYGBIV”, which both got airtime on Adam Walton’s BBC Introducing Show on BBC Radio Wales. The three-piece begun their rise within Swansea’s music scene and were “a crowd-favourite” for many at last year’s Swansea Fringe Festival. The three of them have performed together over a hundred and fifty times across Britain and as far away as Paris.

New single “Main State” is out now on all major platforms along with an accompanying music video. The band then mean to go on to work on new releases and play shows far and wide.

WINDSHAKE’ are Sam Thomas (Guitar, Vocals and Keys), Oliver Thomas (Drums and Vocals) and Ethan David (Bass)

Gigs

July 20
th at Creature Sound, Swansea
https://www.facebook.com/events/444134286426059

August 3rd at Sin City,Swansea
https://www.facebook.com/events/332760630774506/

October 5th Swansea Fringe Festival, at Crowley’s
https://www.facebook.com/events/333004117367925/

Social media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WindshakeBand/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windshake/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/windshake_band?lang=en

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reviews

Beats Not Bombs:

These lads fuse elements of the darker edgier side of alternative rock with modern post punk to create some awesome music, be sure to check them out!”

The Rock Scene:

As these are a young band who gig often. I notice a change to their sound each time they play.”

They still have one of the coolest bass players about in Ethan, his serious fringe, pencil moustache, tight trousers and expressionless face is in stark contrast to his exciting and busy bass playing. Vocalist Sam switches from quite melodic guitar playing to getting close to screaming to give the band an almost art/rock feel. He may also suffer from being too cool.”

I have never seen singer Sam freak out on stage as much as he did last week, although bass player Ethan is still one of the coolest musicians out there.”

One member of the audience even told me that he thought that the bassist was the coolest bass player that had ever seen live.”

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