Autumn EU/UK Tour – Including: The Macbeth, London – September 27, 2018
Hull’s Vulgarians are today sharing the Radio 1-supported new single, ‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ – listen here. Produced by Alex Greaves (Avalanche Party, The Orielles, Bo Ningen) at The Nave, Leeds, this is the first new music from the band since their 2017 EP, ‘Almost-Instinct, Almost True’. A bullish indicator of what’s to come from Vulgarians through 2019, the band will support ‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ with a string of dates through autumn 2018, including a stop at The Macbeth, London on September 27 – all tour dates below.
‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ marks an assertive step forward for the group’s sound, turning to 80s synthesisers and the likes of Cold Cave and John Maus for inspiration. Penned just 72 hours before the band were set to record with Greaves, the new single captures a sonic and lyrical urgency that is hard to counterfeit. Speaking about the single, frontman RW Preen says: “After wandering home from wherever I had been, I noticed a blank billboard, which rather amusingly someone had tagged. I guess we live in a time where culture is so celebrity-driven and popularity accounts for happiness, it’s easy to romanticise that a blank billboard appeals to you. There’s truth and guilt in that we don’t appreciate something or someone until they’re no longer present.”
Since the release of 2016’s ‘Life’s Successful Death’ and 2017’s ‘Almost-Instinct, Almost True’, the Hull quartet have gone on to win support from Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq (performing on Lamacq’s Introducing stage at The Great Escape), as well as touring alongside the likes of fellow Hull band, LIFE (whom they supported throughout June 2018), TRAAMS, The Wytches and Weirds. In addition, they have appeared at 53 Degrees North (Slaves, The Horrors, Dream Wife) and Another Fest (Yassassin, Heavy Lungs), ticked off a headline slot at Humber Street Sesh and secured further spots with HMLTD, Lady Bird and Protomartyr.
Praise for Vulgarians
“A majestic march to the underworld” – DIY
“Vulgarians weld melody to caustic noise, invigorating as much as terrifying” – Drowned in Sound
“Angst driven punk in places, sprawling chasms of sound in others” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Come to Hull, City of Culture, where Vulgarians combine Black Grape with Black Flag” – Loud & Quiet
“Brilliantly loud riffs and boastful drums combined with clever, relatable lyrics” – Clash
UK & EU Tour Dates
22 Sep | Last Train Home Festival, Darlington | https://bit.ly/2vrS7tT
26 Sep | Wharf Chambers, Leeds | https://bit.ly/2MS8w5z
27 Sep | The Macbeth, London | https://bit.ly/2QfhfwP
29 Sep | Green Door Store, Brighton | Free Entry
01 Oct | TBA, Lille, FR |
02 Oct | Au Chien Stupide, Nantes, FR |
03 Oct | TBA, Paris, FR |
04 Oct | McDaid’s, Le Havre |
19 Oct | Left Of The Dial Festival, Rotterdam, NL | https://bit.ly/2oOb5qE
Contains replica of original ballet program from the performances at Sadler Wells Theatre
Release date: 12 October 2018 via Beggars Arkive
Singer / Songwriter from Cambridgeshire is about to release his debut album “My Heart”
Slava B. – Hailed as a “King of Rock” making him an absolute smasher of the stage in his own unique Genre. If you was ever thinking how is that possible to successfully combine Jazz, Ska, Rock and Metal genres, then here we go – Slava B. brings unforgettable experience in sound quality. Whilst Rhythmic and Punchy drums, heavy guitars, Melodic Horns and pianos pleasure your ears, the deep and heavy vocal tells you the painful story from his life experience. Sounds intriguing isn’t it?
Slava Belevcov – produces music since he was 15 years old ( 29,now ). Back in 2016 Slava start writing music for his new project “Slava B.”, to stand out from others Slava B. was learning to play instruments on the go same as singing. Slava B. has achieved high end sound quality at his home record studio that he built himself when he was influenced by a number of big bands like Rammstein, Gogol Bordello, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
In 2018 year Slava B. did quite few successful live performances in Cambridgeshire to showcase his music and attract more fans to his social media pages. As a result he was able to pull almost 2k followers across his social media pages. Having good stock of songs, including well known song around Norfolk “King’s Lynn by Slava B.” And finally Slava B. releasing his debut Album “ My Heart” this year on 12th of October across all major digital platforms platforms ( Spotify, Apple Music, GooglePlay, Deezer, Tidal, Shazam, Amazon, Napster, Pandora , Beatport + 150 other stores ).
Don’t miss a chance, check him out @ www.slavab.co.uk
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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)