Mark Fernyhough’s new single ‘Sidewalks’ will be released on the 12th September 2018 prior to him opening for Suede’s ‘Blue Hour’ tour at Berlin’s historical Columbiahalle on the 29th September 2018.
Musician/visual artist based between London and Berlin, Mark’s songs have been featuredon BBC Radio and have received heavy rotation on major German stations. He has joinedDavid Bowie’s guitarist Gerry Leonard onstage and opened for Suede during three of theirrecent tours. Their singer Brett Anderson has publicly championed Mark’s music. Mark Fernyhough’s new song ‘Sidewalks’ was inspired by the hedonism of Berlin’s undergroundelectro scene. It combines melancholic beats with a soaring soulful chorus depicting drama, loss and inner-city romance.
The track’s music video was shot in a single evening around Berlin Mitte. It follows Mark
wandering the Berlin cityscape, whilst a mysterious redhead who literally embodies the term ‘forbidden fruit’ is seen in dreamlike vision. The video was made by Mark Fernyhough and Lisa Marie Lange and features model La Rubinia. Sidewalks is released on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, tidal and all other major digital platforms on September 12th 2018. Mark will open for Suede’s ‘Blue Hour’ tour at Berlin’s historical Columbiahalle on the 29th September 2018.
Music Video: https://youtu.be/nS2cvzh2EfQ
MEDIA QUOTES ON MARK’S MUSIC
“Hooky verses, and even bigger, hookier and more blinding choruses.” – PopMatters.
“Fernyhough’s vocals, act as a symbol for style, mystery and European glamour, while Horry’s guitar licks lend it all a wide-screen majesty. Between them, their songs have been featuredon BBC Radio 1, 6Music and MTV, whilst their debut single ‘Fireworks’ has already garnered over 30k video plays on YouTube.” – God Is In The TV.
“Mark’s enchanting vocals perfectly compliment the musical production – smooth graceful and swooning, with a vocal delivery similar to Bryan Ferry with a dash of Roy Orbison.” -SoundThread
“Like his photography, his music has a fresh take on a familiar feeling: we’ve never heard or seen anything quite like this. And we can’t wait to hear more.” – IMPOSE MAGAZINE.
“Fernyhough delivers lyrics with a confidence that could fill stadiums. Like a preacher, he issues warning and offers salvation.” – Popbollocks
“Enchanting” – FluxFm
“An epic swoon of Romance, drama and melancholia” – XS Noize
Mark is also a prolific visual artist and arts writer, his work appearing in Vogue, Neo2, Image Comics, Fortean Times, NME, Vice, and Electronic Beats. His current architectural art series juxtaposes the fragility of still life models with brutalist buildings, and towering structures. “I wanted to document cityscapes and include human models for scale. My models are of an equal significance to the environment they are inhabiting. They are no more or less the focus of the image than concrete or sky.”
PETROL GIRLS release new single ‘Sister’ with music video
From the forthcoming EP ‘The Future Is Dark’
Out 14th September via Hassle Records:
UK/EU dates coming up including Reading & Leeds Festivals
Petrol Girls recently announced that their new EP ‘The Future Is Dark’ will be released via Hassle Records on 14th September – including on limited etched 12″ vinyl – and now they’ve shared the intimate and emotive new single ‘Sister’, along with a music video that came into being with more than a little help from the band’s extended sisterhood network. “I’ve been wanting for us to write a song about sisterhood for a long time, because it’s these relationships that have had the biggest impact on my life and that form the heart of my feminism,” says Petrol Girls’ vocalist Ren Aldridge. “I’ve got two younger blood sisters and a few very close friends that I consider sisters, as well as our family dog Skye who passed away last summer but I loved her like a sister too. All of those relationships have taught me so much. They’ve guided me, taken care of me, made me laugh til I cry and nurtured me into better versions of myself. I think society often puts too much emphasis on sexual relationships when sisterhood is incredibly important and powerful. This song celebrates a relationship that can pose a real threat to capitalism and patriarchy because it challenges competition and is built on care and trust.”
The EP is named after a Virginia Woolf quote that writer Rebecca Solnit uses as a starting point for her essay ‘Woolf’s Darkness,’ in ‘Men Explain Things To Me.’ She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don’t know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. “The dark, just like the future, is full of possibilities,” muses Aldridge. “It makes me think about how its only in the dark that we can see the stars and think about ourselves as just tiny parts of this cosmic system, as part of a bigger picture. I find it really grounding and inspiring to feel individually small but part of something huge.”
The EP also includes the previously-released single ‘Survivor’, which is inspired by the growing movement against sexual violence. Aldridge explains its motivation — “The people who’ve spoken up so courageously about their experiences have broken the silence that has protected abusers in the past, often at massive risk to their own safety and well being. I hope that their bravery inspires the cultural shift in attitudes that is so desperately needed.” ‘Strike’ closes out the EP and is a track about political organising and how taking care, making space, reflecting and recognising our fuck ups are just as important as the direct action itself.
PREORDER THE FUTURE IS DARK EP: http://smarturl.it/TheFutureIsDark
Available on limited etched 12″ vinyl w/ hand-screenprinted sleeve
UPCOMING TOUR DATES: Ticket Info
Fri, 24 UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25 UK, Leeds Festival
Tue, 11 Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13 Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14 UK, Bristol, Mother’s Ruin
Sat, 15 UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome – Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17 France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20 Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21 Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22 Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25 Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27 Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29 Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30 Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
Mon 1 Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4 Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5 Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6 Austria, Vienna, EKH
Wed, 14 UK, London, Brixton Electric (supporting Propagandhi)
LONELY THE BRAVE ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF NEW SINGER JACK BENNETT AND FIRST SHOW AT OMEARA, LONDON, ON OCTOBER 13TH
Lonely The Brave – one of Britain’s most successful rock bands of the last few years, boasting two Rock Chart #1 albums – are today announcing the arrival of new vocalist Jack Bennett, a name more than familiar to the rock world for his solo work under the name Grumble Bee.
After the departure of co-founder and vocalist David Jakes earlier this year due to health reasons, Lonely The Brave stood together, supporting their friend but adamant that as one door was closing, they would very soon be opening a new one. They never stopped writing, never stopped creating, and instead started the search for a vocal talent that they could stand side by side with in their march toward album number three.
A short search led them to the door of Jack Bennett, and an instant connection was made as they traded stories, ideas and inspirations. He is noted for his strong and emotionally wrought vocal performances – qualities that have come to define the band’s live show – so it is with some excitement that their first live outing together is announced to take place at Omeara, London, on October 13th. Tickets will be available here – http://smarturl.it/LTB_Omeara – and go on general sale from 9am this Friday, August 17th. This will be a special headline show with no support act and an early 10pm curfew, so be sure to get down early to avoid disappointment.
The band had this to say about Jack’s arrival;
We don’t know where to start with everything that has happened over the last 12 Months or so, so first of all we all want to say thank you to every single one of you that has messaged us with your support during this period. Nothing worth doing is ever easy and your continued words of encouragement really have helped galvanise our belief that this band has so much more to give. It fills us with pride to say that this new chapter of our history will begin in earnest on the 13th October. The show is our way of thanking every single one of you for standing by us and understanding that this is a continuation; that the songs really are the most important part.
We hope to see friends old and new on the 13th
Lonely The Brave
Join the band as they pen a new chapter together.
Blue Alatar, release their debut instrumental album: Irradiated
Hamster Alert. Brace yourselves.
Blue Alatar are an East of England cinematic rock band, currently preparing to release their first album: Irradiated Hamster Alert. Tracks are composed by guitarist and music educator Liam Taylor, who draws influence from a variety of artists and styles – from world music, (Altan Urag), to classic and contemporary rock, (Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry), to film composers, (Bear McCreary, Hans Zimmer), and psychedelic artists, (Ozric Tentacles). The music of Blue Alatar combines these influence to create epic, instrumental rock with soaring orchestras, crunchy synths and cinematic sound design.
They release their debut instrumental album: Irradiated Hamster Alert. Brace yourselves.
This 10-track album combines elements of heavy, modern rock with crunchy,
psychedelic synths and cinematic sound design. Exciting tracks keep listeners on
their toes with epic orchestras, groovy riffs and soaring guitar solos. The album has
received praise from steampunk MC Professor Elemental, amongst others.
The band’s rock influences come from Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry;
whilst Ozric Tentacles are responsible for inspiring the various synth textures and
arpeggio patches. The big percussion, orchestral elements and sound designs
are inspired by film composers Hans Zimmer and Bear McCreary.
Of the new release, guitarist and project-leader Liam Taylor says:
“Irradiated Hamster Alert has been an on-and-off project for several years. It tells
the story of a radioactive hamster, Gilbert, overthrowing a tyrannical robot panda.
Storytelling through instrumental music isn’t easy, but I found it a uniquely
engaging challenge. Music isn’t meant to be taken seriously – I hope that comes
The music of Blue Alatar, whilst largely written by Liam, features long-time
collaborator Si Pettit, (Subterranean Popular), on bass, 12-string guitar and as
Irradiated Hamster Alert will be available to the public on September 8th
2018, over Spotify, most streaming services and on Blue Alatar’s BandCamp.
IDLES SHARE VIDEO FOR “SAMARITANS”
‘JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE.’ – OUT AUGUST 31ST ON PARTISAN RECORDSPRE-ORDER HEREWORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW
This afternoon IDLES have shared new material in a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled “Samaritans”. A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine imagery. The FADER writes: “”The mask of masculinity is a mask that’s wearing me,” sings front man Joe Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It’s the third single… and one of their most confrontational songs to date.”
Speaking of the song’s message, front man Joe Talbot says:
“There’s been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song.”
“Samaritans” is the third song to be released from IDLES’s much-anticipated upcoming album “Joy As An Act Of Resistance.” Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), The album takes aim at everything from nationalism and immigration to class inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”
Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here.
Watch the video for album opener “Colossus”
This autumn, IDLES will embark on their first ever global tour, including their biggest London headliner yet at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18th October. Their last London headliner, at Heaven, sold out nearly six months in front.
Tickets are on sale now HERE
Watch the video for pro-immigration anthem and current single “Danny Nedelko”
IDLES self-released their debut album – ‘Brutalism‘ – last year. That record carried the band to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, they opened for Foo Fighters at the O2, and landed on Loud & Quiet, DIY, CRACK, NME, Dork and Radio 6’s albums of the year lists among others. They’ve performed to fervent audiences at Primavera, Latitude, Reading and Leeds festivals, and were one of the biggest success stories to come out of SXSW this March (“May be the best punk show of its kind I’ve ever witnessed…felt like experiencing something people will be talking about for years to come.” – Austin American Statesmen).
‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’
Out August 31st on Partisan Records
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
‘Tour of Joy’ 2018 dates:
11 Sept – Tokyo, JP – Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
15 Sept – Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
17 Sept – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
18 Sept – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
25 Sept – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
28 Sept – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
29 Sept – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04 Oct – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
08 Oct – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct – Bristol, UK – SWX
17 Oct – London, UK – Roundhouse *
18 Oct – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
26 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
29 Oct – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
30 Oct – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
01 Nov – Brussels, BE – Botanique
02 Nov – Leffinge, NL – De Zwerver
03 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE – zakk
04 Nov – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
06 Nov – Groningen, NL – VERA
08 Nov – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
09 Nov – Hamburg, DE – Knust
10 Nov – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov – Berlin, DE – SO36
13 Nov – Prague, CZ – Futurum
14 Nov – Vienna, AT – Flex Cafe
16 Nov – Munich, DE – Ampere
17 Nov – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
18 Nov – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
19 Nov – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
20 Nov – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
22 Nov – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
26 Nov – Porto, PT – Hard Club
27 Nov – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR – Connexion Live
* Q Awards show with Wolf Alice