The Foreign Resort previews ‘She Is Lost’ Single, Announces Canadian Tour

FOR FANS OF: Foals (Antidotes phase), Joy Division, The Cure, Tones on Tail, The Damned, Killing Joke, New Order

“The most exciting band to come out of Denmark since The Raveonettes” Louder Than War

“Soundscapes with slightly shimmering shoegaze guitars accompanied by occasional edgy synth cascades and airy reverb infused vocals” – Post-Punk
“Some really good, loud stuff here that nu gaze fans of M83 and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart should enjoy”Consequence of Sound
“This band is epic! Remnants of Killing Joke and Joy Division lay in their wake as they pick up random sonic body parts left by bands ranging from The White Lies to U2” The Big Takeover 

“The most effective new wave this side of the oughts” – Sounds Better With Reverb

“Takes the listener into “new frontiers” of electronic music infused with ’80s melodies and new wave punk” – Elmore Magazine 
Danish post-punk trio The Foreign Resort release their new single ‘She is Lost’ on April 19. This is the first song from the band’s next full length album, marking a return to the analogue sound of their ‘New Frontiers’ album, only this time the sound is more minimalistic and with plenty of electronics and spacious drums to create a dreamy yet upbeat soundscape full of contrast. The release is timed with a 10-day Canadian tour and a performance in Toronto at the prestigious Canadian Music Week.
For lead singer Mikkel B. Jakobsen ‘She is Lost’ is a very personal song about what he sarcastically refers to as “the summer of love”: “It was one of the worst summers in my life. I came out strong on the other side, but this song was written partly when things were looking very bad and I was not doing the right things to get to a better place and partly when I had realized it was not just me who was the problem. Hence the title ‘She is Lost’.”

The band has also contributed the track ‘Skyline/Decay’ to ‘Alternative F?acts: A Shoegaze Resistance Compilation’. Curated by DKFM Shoegaze Radio, this involves shoegaze and dream pop artists in opposition to tyranny, and in support of civil liberties and women’s health. All proceeds from this compilation shall be split evenly between American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.
The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen‘s motorik bass and Morten Hansen‘s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.

Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, The Foreign Resort has also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and, most recently, Cold CaveThey’ve also toured the USA relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 400 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany and now also Canadian Music Week 2017.

The band’s latest release ‘The American Dream’ was dubbed “post punk par excellence” by Deep Ground, with Slug Magazine saying this is “an EP that possesses a singular fault: It is not long enough”. The Foreign Resort’s 2014 album “New Frontiers” ranked among the year’s top albums at radio stations like WZBC Boston and KDHX St. Louis as well as numerous European and American blogs. With several music videos to their credit, there is no video for the new single ‘She is Lost’ yet, motivating the band to crowdsource their new video.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES

APRIL 20 Toronto – Nightowl Club (Canadian Music Week)
APRIL 21 Ottawa – Bar Robo with ONFIILM & The City Gates
APRIL 22 Toronto – The Hideout (Canadian Music Week)
APRIL 23 Oshawa – The Atria with L’Autre Dame & Cyphier
APRIL 24 Peterborough – The Spill with Severed Feathers
APRIL 25 Montreal – Brasserie Beaubien with The City Gates & T R A C E S
APRIL 26 Guelph – Silence with Glass Apple Bonzai & Slutmother
APRIL 27  Windsor – Phog Lounge with Ethrelite & Foxhart Fishman
APRIL 28  Toronto – Nightowl Club
APRIL 29 Sudbury – The Asylum

OTHER TOUR DATES
MAY 18  Aarhus, Denmark – Sway (with Dead Leaf Echo)

MAY 19  Odense, Denmark – Studenterhuset (with Dead Leaf Echo)
MAY 20  Copenhagen, Denmark – BB18 (with Dead Leaf Echo)
MAY 24  Leipzig, Germany – Bandhaus (with Dead Leaf Echo)
SEPT 26  Lübeck, Germany – Riders Cafe
SEPT 28  Sønderborg, Denmark – Black Spot
SEPT 29  Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell
SEPT 30  Prague, Czech Republic – TBC
NOV 3  Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu (with She Past Away)
NOV 4  Lucerne, Switzerland – Sedel (with Rev Rev Rev)
Keep up with The Foreign Resort 

Superglu, SIAH, Deep City, Saltfen and more at Bury Fringe Festival

It’s just over a week now until this year’s Bury Fringe Festival All-Dayer, which takes place on Saturday 6th May at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds. The All-Dayer started as a two-stage affair back in 2012 and was intended to showcase for the incredible wealth of homegrown DIY contemporary musical talent we have in this area; six years later it’s grown to four stages, and this year features 37 local artists and DJs, spanning a wide range of genres from all over Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. Tickets are only £6 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com, or £8 on the door. (Even at full price, that works out at 22p per act!)
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Headlining our main stage this year we’re extremely excited to welcome back Manningtree’s incredible SUPERGLU, who in the last year alone have headlined stages at Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festivals, were voted GigSlutz.co.uk’s ‘Best Live Band’ of 2016 and appeared at SXSW Festival in America at the invitation of Radio One’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6music’s Steve Lamacq. Our other stages will be headlined by BurySOUND 2016 winners SUBURBAN MINDS, Cambridge-based dreamy indie-pop quartet DEEP CITY and acoustic country-folk hero ANDREA KING, with a ginormous supporting line-up (see below!) plus DJ sets until 1am from the Hoo Ha Record Club. We will also be running an open mic stage throughout the day, so literally anyone can get up onstage and join in.
 
We’re hugely proud of this line-up and hugely proud of this region’s wonderful music scene.
 
Saturday 6th May 2017
The Hunter Club, St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
BURY ST EDMUNDS FRINGE FESTIVAL ALL-DAYER
starring SUPERGLU, SUBURBAN MINDS, DEEP CITY and ANDREA KING
with JANET STREET SLAUGHTER, SUN SCREAM, WAR WAVES, PET NEEDS, BLUE MEAN EYES, CITIGLOW, FORTUNATO, SIAH, GOLDBLUME, KYANOS, SALTFEN, ASBESTOS, AMETHYSTS, ME AND THE MOON, THE OPPOSITE SEX, THE NAKED FRENCH, JACK RUNDELL, THE (MICRO) WILSONS, MATTHEW HAMMOND, LITTLE MISS, ISAAC DALGLISH, GEORGIA STUDHOLME, SIMON WILKES, JACK JAMES, LACUNA and AARON HOOD, plus Hoo Ha Record Club DJs ELLIE LANGLEY, IAIN WATSON, KATE WOOD, LOUISE GREEN, REUBEN KEMP and SHAUN SIVERTSEN.
1pm-1am, 14+, £8 on the door
 
Now here are some some and music

Magic Phil and Spaghetti Faction

So what do we know about Magic Phil?

Magic Phil aka Phil Doran blogs at thespaghettifaction.blogspot.com/. He lives on a narrowboat. He narrowly escaped fame as a stand-up comedian by performing inappropriate verse. Latterly, dense poetic prose and lyrical excursions with live and recorded music via The Spaghetti Faction, The Pastafarians and as Magic Phil with Marmalade Atkins. He wants to transcend the boundaries of third person narrative and pack his ego into something more post-modern and minimalist.

While Trump uses bombs, Magic Phil uses words…

THIS IS THE MOTHER OF ALL POEMS!
This is a MASSIVE ordnance
of tremendous arrogance
and lyrical indulgence
This poem is a BLAST! of hubris
of gargantuan proportions
across a vast chasm of forgotten memory
of crimes past
This is a BATTERY of poetry!…
… a cluster of internal rhymes
that splatter and clutter
bespatter and utter
profanities over obscenities

a bonfire of vanities

at the expense of sanity
and a few dozen insignificant militants

This is the MOTHER

of all mission statements
This MOTHER will penetrate
obliterate
annihilate
pursue you
into the bowels of the cultural desert

Its vowels will FUCK YOU UP!
track you down
trawl through the cracks
in the underground
to ground you down
to the sound of its own
ECHO ECHO ECHO 
THIS MOTHER will BLOW!
a hole through the middle of hell
for no good reason
other than to show off
her literary hardware to the world
This mother does care 
whether you live or die
or whether you live a lie
This mother nurtures an instinct to help
This is no mean mutha’

This mother will spurn a 100,000 insurgents
who yearn to slam high-velocity poetry
into the hearts and minds of the military

repeatedly
RAT TAT RAT TAT RAT TAT RAT TAT
This mother is the ammunition for sedition
a mutiny of self-expression
an instrument of resistance
a cessation of compliance
an improvised explosion of verse
to protect from the worst of humanity
and the depravity of prose
This, MOTHER, is poetry
BOOM!
The Spaghetti Faction website is regularly updated with pieces unexpected, provocative and necessary; we urge you to take a look:

Petrol Girls release ‘Touch Me Again’ music video // Currently on tour

PETROL GIRLS release ‘Touch Me Again’ music video:

Tour and festival dates throughout Spring & Summer

they’ve constructed a liberating scream against “conservative attitudes”” – CRACK

“Post-hardcore quartet kick sexism in the nuts” – Kerrang!

savage vitriol directed at capitalism, greed and ignorance.” – The Independent

“Breathtaking.” – NARC

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Petrol Girls’ visceral and all-too-relatable ‘Touch Me Again’ is the latest single to be revealed from their 2016 debut album ‘Talk of Violence’. The caustic track now has a music video made up from submissions from Petrol Girls’ community. As Ren from the band elaborates: “Thanks loads to everyone that submitted phone videos for our video, and extra big thanks to Sammi Whitaker for putting it all together! The song grew from my own experiences of sexual violence, both within and outside of the punk community and from our commitment to speaking about consent whenever we get an opportunity. We hope that this video project has opened that platform up to more people that share the same or similar experiences, and that this collective project has been in some way empowering. The protest chant ‘MY BODY MY CHOICE’ is becoming more and more relevant as political attacks on women and other marginalised bodies increase. Hopefully this video can be just one small way of helping us remember that there are many of us, and together we are powerful.” 

The band are about to hit the road across the UK and Europe for a series of festivals and shows and they’re using this opportunity to bring their message to the masse. Once again, they’re calling on the punk community to get involved with their own experiences and be a part of the band’s set. See below for touring details and a note from the band.

LIVE DATES:
APRIL 
Fri, 21             UK, Manchester, Manchester Punk Festival
Sat, 22            UK, Bristol, The Exchange *with Strike Anywhere
Sun, 23           UK, London, DIY Space *with Paint It Black (Matinee)
Sun, 23           UK, London, The Underworld *with Strike Anywhere
Mon, 24          UK, Exeter, Cavern *with Strike Anywhere
Tue, 25           Netherlands, Utrecht, Ekko *with Strike Anywhere
Wed, 26          Germany, Hamburg, Hafenklang *with Strike Anywhere
Thu, 27           Germany, Zwiesel, Juz *with Strike Anywhere (Sold out)
Fri, 28             Germany, Saarwellingen, Flexibel *with Strike Anywhere
Sat, 29            Belgium, Meerhout, Groezrock
Sun, 30           Sweden, Stockholm, Firestorm Fest
MAY 
Wed, 3            France, Paris, Supersonic3
Thu, 4             Netherlands, DIY Fest
Fri, 5               Germany, Dortmund, Visions Party
Sat, 6              Switzerland, Zurich, Obenuse Fest
JULY 
Sat, 8               UK, Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
AUGUST 
Fri, 4               UK, Manchester, Rebellion Festival
8-11                 Slovenia, Tolmin, Punk Rock Holiday
11-13               UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Fair
SEPT 
Sat, 2               UK, London, DIY Space for London, Loud Women Fest
Sat, 9              Germany, Stains In The Sun Festival

A note from Petrol Girls:
We’re really excited to be playing so many great festivals this summer! We also want to use this opportunity to continue taking a stand against sexual violence and harassment in the music community. If you have experienced any sexual violence or harassment (groping/ sexual assault ect) at any of the festivals we are playing then please send us a vocal recording describing your experience. We will compile vocal recordings relating to each festival in to a soundscape to play on stage before we play ‘Touch Me Again’. 
– Keep it short, less than 20 seconds long
– Do not use anyone’s name, band name or identifying features (for legal reasons.) This is about raising awareness of this stuff happening rather than calling out individuals.
– You can use the voice recorder on a smart phone and email directly to petrolgirlsvideo@gmail.com
– Specify which festival it happened at, as we aim to make a different soundscape that is specific to each festival.
– If you still want to contribute re something that did not happen at a festival we are playing at, then it’s still worth sending it over, as we may also just make one general soundscape.”

CONNECT:
https://www.facebook.com/Petrolgirls
https://petrolgirls.bandcamp.com/

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PETROL GIRLS ARE:
Ren Aldridge: vocals
Liepa Kuraitė: bass/vocals
Joe York: guitar/vocals
Zock: drums

ORDER/LISTEN:
Bandcamp: https://petrolgirls.bandcamp.com/album/phallocentric
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/phallocentric-single/id1151642724?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/phallocentric-single/id1151642724?ls=1
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/0ej09vdlqnXvir07HbM3Y8

UNDO release video for ‘Reach For The Wire’

‘Reach For The Wire’ is a Punk Rock song about losing old friends and not having a care in the world about living a heavily creative adult life past the point that most people consider normal’
Its all live footage from our recent UK tour.
We are playing some dates soon too! 🙂
14/5/17-Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
14/7/17-O’Rileys, Hull
15/7/17-Old Blue Last,London
16/7/17-Bad Apples,Leeds
17/7/17-Tyne Bar, Newcastle

Win signed Limited Edition MSP RSD 12”

The Manics are releasing a very limited edition 12″ ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’ vinyl for Record Store Day on 22nd April, and we’re giving you the chance to win a copy signed and personalised by the band.

This exclusive numbered vinyl includes the original track featuring Nina Persson, the 60’s Jangle demo recorded at Faster Studios, James Dean Bradfield’s solo home acoustic demo and Nicky Wire’s home acoustic demo.

the ‘send away the tigers’ 10 year collectors’ edition is released 12th may on 2cd/dvd folio and double gatefold heavyweight vinyl.

legendary photographer tom sheehan’s new book you love us: manic street preachers in photographs 1991-2001 is out 30th june

Staycations find the sweet spot on dream-pop single ‘Ophelia’

Staycations ~ Ophelia

Dream of summer days with Cambridge band Staycations.” Wonderland

“the sort of chiming indie pop that summer was invented for”  Clash

Cambridge 5-Piece Staycations unveil their latest soulful, infectious single ‘Ophelia’, a bar raising effort replete with the classic dreamy-indie touches they’ve established on recent singles ‘Hey Guys’ and ‘The Enemy’.

Formed of brothers Lewis Marriott-Hall and Charles Hall alongside Will Hasleham, Ben Udin and Craig Sadler, the band’s sound is a concoction of influences, ranging from the post-indie of Gengahr and Jaws to the genre-experimentalism of Flying Lotus and classics such as The Smiths or The Cure.

Fusing intricate rhythms and riffs with a brooding sonic landscape, their early releases found enthusiastic support at BBC Introducing, paving the way to airtime on BBC Radio 1.

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The band have built up a loyal following of young indie dreamers by continuously gigging throughout the UK, jumping in a van, playing shows, in a van, playing shows, van, shows…  Including notable and diverse support slots with Ezra Furman, Lonely the Brave, Frankie & The Heartstrings and High Tyde.

‘Ophelia’ is out now and available to download and stream across all platforms.

Staycations Online

Spotify // SoundCloud // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Live Dates

13th April: The Horn, St Albans
14th April: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
26th April: Fiddlers Elbow, Camden

Buffalo Tom ‘Let Me Come Over’ reissue, new live album and dates

BUFFALO TOM
LET ME COME OVER
w/LIVE FROM LONDON, ULU, 1992
25th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE, FIRST EVER LIVE RELEASE
Out 19 May 2017 via Beggars Arkive
London Live Date:
9 June – Islington Assembly Hall
Buffalo Tom (Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis) formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 – a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. They thrived on college radio in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan. In 1992 the band recorded their third album Let Me Come Over with a varied group of songs they had been developing at home and on the road – mixing their live power trio sound with some more acoustic based guitar ballads. The album’s single “Taillights Fade” would become their signature song.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this album, and to celebrate, Beggars Arkive will reissue it together with a live album – in fact the first ever live release from Buffalo Tom. The show was recorded in early 1992 just prior to the release of Let Me Come Over at U.L.U. which stood for University Of London Union (and is now known as Student Central). The band mixed the live album at Q Division in Boston, and it was mastered at Abbey Road. The double LP contains 10 live tracks, and the cd + digital edition contains the entire show (17 songs).
Buffalo Tom have never really stopped making music or playing shows, and 2017 has seen them celebrating the album’s anniversary with commemorative live shows, including a date at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 9 June. For these shows, they have been performing two sets – the first being Let Me Come Over in full, and the second being favorites from throughout their career. They have also funded a new album via Pledge Music which will see release later this year.

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On its first two albums, Buffalo Tom constructed towering guitar-scapes and mastered a naturalistic version of quiet-to-loud dynamics. So, for its third, we found Buffalo Tom shedding a bit, but not all of the skin it had worn and emerging with its charms more front and center. Let Me Come Over is the sound of the trio exiting the insular underground for the wide world of “alternative” rock–but more or less bringing its best moves along with it, too. Previously loosely linked with fellow travelers Dinosaur Jr. and Uncle Tupelo via a similar three-piece format, stunning depth of songwriting and association with Boston’s Fort Apache Studios–it’s not hard to imagine Buffalo Tom wanted to stake a claim stylistically. Yet, LMCO never feels like a break with the past, it’s a transition. Inside that abstruse cover are undeniably magnificent tunes.
“Staples” is emblematic of a band in flux with a grungy lyrical conceit rendered with hi-fi guitar squalls. It’s the first single “Taillights Fade,” however, where the band appears to find a new comfort zone, at an unhurried speed where Janovitz’s storytelling and car crash metaphors stand the best chance of making an impression. It plays with quiet-to-loud dynamics, and as for emotional expression, it swings for the bleachers–and a place on alternative rock radio. “Mineral” jangles in a similar vein and makes grand gestures. “Darl” and “Larry” (referencing the brothers from the Newhart show I always thought?) are solid but disparate cuts. Colbourn’s “Darl” feels a bit like an outlier with its thrashy feel–it sounds better louder. “Larry” has a sweetness to it that’s augmented by its busker’s strumming.
Released as a second single, “Velvet Roof” had given us a taste of what was newly possible, a hook-heavy stomper with a densely woven rhythm matched by tight lyric writing–each piece expertly crafted to go into the next, no frayed ends here–and a snazzy mix by Ron Saint Germain, a pro who would later bring out the best in Soundgarden. A wailing harmonica solo gives it all a swagger that’s kind of new for the band. “Stymied” summons the emotional intensity of Birdbrain–it’s probably the album’s darkest moment. Somehow both life-affirming and wistful “Porchlight” contrasts with the way “Saving Grace” blazes through the barroom like a ‘Mats tribute. There’s no filler to be found here. “Frozen Lake” sees the band caressing acoustic guitars in comedown mode.
Let Me Come Over is kind of a short story collection with equal parts thunder and intimacy, hills and valleys, last night’s mistakes and tomorrow’s contrition. Ultimately, it’s possibility, a sense of ‘hey, this just might work’ that makes it such a deep spin 25 years later. Let Me Come Over triumphs.
“Some of the most devastatingly beautiful guitar rock of the ’90s” – Magnet
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
May 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 27 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
May 26-28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
June 6 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
June 7 – Masstrich, Holland – Muziekgieterij
June 8 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
June 9 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
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DOUBLE LP: Let Me Come Over + 10 live tracks (1-10) + download of full live show
LP1: Let Me Come Over
A1. Staples

A2. Taillights Fade

A3. Mountains Of Your Head
A4. Mineral

A5. Darl
B1. Larry

B2. Velvet Roof
B3. I’m Not There
B4. Stymied
B5. Porchlight

B6. Frozen Lake

B7. Saving Grace
LP2: Live from London ULU 1992
C1. Staples
C2. Taillights Fade
C3. Larry
C4. I’m Not There
C5. Velvet Roof
D1. Sunflower Suit
D2. Mineral
D3. Sally Brown
D4. Enemy
D5. Birdbrain
DOUBLE CD + DIGITAL ALBUM: Let Me Come Over + full live show (17 tracks)
Let Me Come Over
1. Staples

2. Taillights Fade

3. Mountains Of Your Head
4. Mineral

5. Darl
6. Larry

7. Velvet Roof
8. I’m Not There
9. Stymied
10. Porchlight

11. Frozen Lake

12. Saving Grace
13. Crutch *cd/digital bonus track
Live From London, ULU 1992
14. Birdbrain
15. Staples
16. Taillights Fade
17. Impossible
18. Enemy
19. Larry
20. Velvet Roof
21. Fortune Teller
22. Sally Brown
23. The Bus
24. The Crawl
25. Mineral
26. Sunflower Suit
27. I’m Not There
28. Bleeding Heart
29. Skeleton Key
30. Reason Why

Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind tour and debut album

JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND

UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED 

DEBUT ALBUM ‘SUPER NATURAL’ OUT MAY 12

“Incendiary Rock N Roll at it’s best” – Classic Rock 

“A truly mesmerising swampy Beast” — Vive Le Rock

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Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced tour dates in the UK and Europe in support of their debut album Super Natural. Recorded and mixed at London’s Space Eko East Studio, Super Natural comes out on 12th May 2017 and will be available in CD, vinyl and download formats on the band’s own label MaSonic (under license to Hound Gawd! Records).

 

Singer/guitarist Jim Jones‘s distinctive and esteemed musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones Revue, Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, the latest manifestation of Jones‘s ever evolving sonic vision, is his most expansive and ambitious musical effort to date.

 

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind are Jim Jones (lead vocals & guitar); Malcolm Troon (guitar; pedal steel & backing vocals) Matt Millership (keyboards & backing vocals); Gavin Jay (bass guitar, upright bass & backing vocals); Phil Martini (drums & backing vocals).

 

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind released three EP’s from 2015 through 2016, whilst touring the UK and Europe extensively. Tickets for their upcoming shows go on sale at 9.00am Friday 10th March and can be purchased via the bands website: http://www.righteousmind.co.uk

 

Tour Dates:

30th April Smithdown Festival, Liverpool

12th May The Railway, Winchester

13th May The Plug, Sheffield

17th May Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

18th May Fruit, Hull

19th May The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

20th May The Lexington, London

21st May Waterfront, Norwich

CHRIS T-T 1997-2017 – Best of CD and Tour

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CHRIS T-T 1997-2017  – 20TH ANNIVERSARY DOUBLE CD ‘BEST OF’ RELEASED MAY 19+ UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL AND MAY

May 2017 marks Chris T-T’s 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he’d played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7″ single.

Shortly after, Chris home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse(years before this became commonplace) on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer. Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song ‘Shit From All Angles’ on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show.

In 2004 he released a split 7″ single version of ‘Tomorrow Morning’ on lovely purple vinyl on R*E*P*E*A*T Records, (backed by the rather wonderful CosyCosy. A few copies of this limited edition record are still available at gigs and here http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/releases.html

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Over two decades since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism. He’s released 10 solo albums to consistent praise and played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner. He has released four albums with Xtra Mile; Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year’s 9 Green Songs.

So this May, let’s celebrate Chris T-T’s 20 years of loyal dissent with a first ever career retrospective: the imaginatively titled double CD Best Of. For the first timeChris will also compile his song lyrics into a book, published to coincide. DISC #1 focuses on Chris’s most loved songs from over the years and DISC #2 is a rarities collection of Chris’s favourite studio recordings that haven’t been released on CD before. Full track-listing below.

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Charlie Caplowe, MD of Xtra Mile Recordings says this about Chris T-T and the Best Of release:

From the very start it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Chris both in a business and social sense.  We’re really proud to have been along for the ride for at least half of his amazing 20 year career. Here’s to another 20!

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Chris is also doing a short run of ‘Best Of’ concerts in the UK as well as playing his first appearance at the illustrious Cambridge Folk Festival. Full dates announced so far are:

Chris T-T 20th Anniversary ‘Best Of’ Concerts

APRIL

Sat 15 CARDIFF Wales Goes Pop! Festival

Fri 28 TROWBRIDGE Town Hall Arts

Sat 29 WARWICK Wild Boar

Sun 30 BARNSLEY May Day Festival Of Solidarity

MAY

Fri 5 LEEDS All Hallows Church

Sat 6 MANCHESTER Anthony Burgess Centre – The Engine Room

Fri 12 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree

Fri 19 CAMBRIDGE Unitarian Church

Sat 20 BRISTOL Café Kino

Tue 23 BRIGHTON Komedia

Still busy as ever, in the past year Chris has released grief-stricken ecology record 9 Green Songs (sequel to 2005’s 9 Red Songs), been sole musician (piano accompanist) on the Jim Bob (Carter USM) album Jim Bob Sings Again, completed a set of narrative folk ballads as Creative Fellow at the National Trust Workhouse, Southwell, and played more guest piano on fellow Xtra Mile artist Non Canon’s debut. Meanwhile his weekly late night folk music show Midnight Campfire on Sussex radio station Juice 107.2 has a growing loyal following.


Order links:

XMR – http://smarturl.it/bestoft-t-xmr

iTunes – http://smarturl.it/TheBestOfChrisT-T