Damn Vandals release new single Kings Of Never
Out now on CD and download
TAPEtoTAPE favourites Damn Vandals have just released another single from their stunning debut album ‘Done For Desire‘.
‘Kings Of Never‘ is out now on CD and download and you can watch the video right here…
Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch set to release new album ‘Holy Ghosts’
Out 22nd April 2013 on Edsel Records
Disc 1 – Orchestral Reworkings from the Union Chapel
Disc 2 – Brand New Studio Album ‘Pro Patria Mori’
Echo & The Bunnymen front man Ian McCulloch has announced the release of the stunning ‘Holy Ghosts’, featuring two discs representing different eras in Mac’s work.
The first is a collection of orchestral re-workings of classic Echo & The Bunnymen and solo tracks, originally recorded during McCulloch’s show at the Union Chapel last year. It will be released on Edsel Records on 22nd April 2013.
This hugely moving album is produced by Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve) and sounds simultaneously intimate and majestic with McCulloch’s voice full of raw emotion and all the more powerful for it. It also marks the beginning of an exciting new musical direction for the iconic singer.
The second disc is a new studio album ‘Pro Patria Mori’ that showcases ten new songs and completes a fantastic package.
McCulloch will be going out on tour in April when Echo & The Bunnymen begin a UK co-headline tour with James. Tour dates are as follows.
Echo & The Bunnymen & James Tour
13th – Glasgow
15th – Newcastle Academy
16th – Sheffield Academy
17th – Bristol
19th – London Brixton Academy
20th – London Brixton Academy
22nd – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23rd – Leeds Academy
25th – Birmingham Academy
26th – Manchester Academy
Depeche Mode return with new album and single
With the release of their brand new album Delta Machine, due on the 26th March, Depeche Mode have just released the video for the first single Heaven. Beautiful, melancholic, gospel tinged… Depeche Mode can do no wrong.
ManShark – FlashFires
Over at Angry Badger Records we have managed to sneak in a new signing before jetting off to Sacramento for the Kodiak Jack album sessions. FlashFires hail from Basingstoke and have just released the video to their cracking track ManShark.
New EP details and tour dates will follow shortly but until then, Beware the ManShark!
It seems there is yet more releases to be collected and to be put in my ‘Stereophonics Box’
Indian Summer is the latest offering from the forthcoming album “Graffiti on the Train” due for release on 4th March.
Kodiak Jack team up with Brian Wheat (Tesla/SoulMotor) for album number two!
After a successful 2012 playing gigs up and down the country, several festival slots and plenty of airplay, the time has come for Kodiak Jack to move on…
The debut album Your Death: My Glory received critical acclaim across the board with Room Thirteen calling it “an album that sounds truly epic”, Uber Rock declared it “a top notch debut album, chock-a-block with catchy anthems” and Classic Rock magazine stated “Their debut is assured and urgent”… That however was then, and this is very much now.
January 2013 will see Kodiak Jack returning to the studio to record their sophomore effort and confident that they can eclipse their début with their best songs to date.
We are very proud to announce the band will be recording the new album at J Street Studios in Sacramento, California and that Brian Wheat, bassist with US rock giants Tesla will be taking on production duties.
Brian has become a fan of Kodiak Jack over the past year, so when the opportunity to work with him came up we all naturally jumped at the chance. With his experience on both sides of the mixing desk combined with his ear for a rock anthem we couldn’t wish for a better choice to lead Kodiak Jack to the next level.
Brian will be coming over to the UK for a week of pre-production before we head over to the States to begin the recording process. Ahead of this Kodiak Jack will be playing at the Deco in Portsmouth on Saturday 19th January and unveiling some of the new tracks from the album for the very first time. We may just be able to get Brian along to attend as well…
Recording begins on the 27th January for four weeks, during this time we will be filming a documentary of the sessions and there will be daily blogs from members of the band so you can keep up with the progress of the album.
Kodiak Jack and Angry Badger Records would like to thank everyone for their on-going support and look forward to being able to share the new material with you all very soon.
The new Kodiak Jack album will be out on Angry Badger Records in Summer 2013, to be preceded by a single in May (tbc).
You can find out more about Kodiak Jack by visiting their Facebook page HERE.
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David Bowie makes a surprise, but very welcome return!
Having seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth for a good few years, David Bowie has done what he does best, surprised us all!
On the day of his 66th birthday he released his first new track for a decade and announced an album will follow in March. The single Where Are We Now? is a beautifully melancholic affair, wistful but still sounding like Bowie. The album The Next Day will follow in March…
You can watch the video for Where Are We Now? right here…
The Insurrection Chart on The Lock In
Happy New Year!! The Insurrection Chart is back and we are all excited to see what will be the first Number One of 2013. Here are the choices for this week’s Chart, 20 tracks to choose from, vote for as many as you like, it is all down to YOU!
Brother Goose just clung on to the top spot to make it to the Christmas Number One, but they were pushed right to the last minute by FlashFires! The first Number One of 2013 is down to you…
The Insurrection Chart will be on every Thursday evening between 6-8pm, on The Lock In on 103.9 Voice FM. You can listen on line as well, just follow the link above. All shows are available on ‘Listen Again’ too so you can always catch up if you miss any shows.
Insurrection Chart - 04/01/13 - 10/01/13
- Hometown - Brother Goose (55%, 27 Votes)
- This Amazing - Damn Vandals (33%, 16 Votes)
- Manshark - FlashFires (10%, 5 Votes)
- Low - Streetfightsilence (6%, 3 Votes)
- Making Waves - Simon Townshend (6%, 3 Votes)
- Eagles - Ataraxis Vibration (4%, 2 Votes)
- Avalanche Girl - Emperors Of Wyoming (4%, 2 Votes)
- Masquerade - Rhys Williams (4%, 2 Votes)
- Drop Anchor - Martin Rossiter (2%, 1 Votes)
- Signs Of Fear - Born Blonde (2%, 1 Votes)
- Old Bones - Saucy Jack (2%, 1 Votes)
- I Can See - Plummie Racket (2%, 1 Votes)
- Walking Through New York - RNDM (0%, 0 Votes)
- When I'm President - Ian Hunter & The Rant Band (0%, 0 Votes)
- Murphy's Law - Lucy T (0%, 0 Votes)
- In A Moment - Stereophonics (0%, 0 Votes)
- People Like Us - The Boy Royals (0%, 0 Votes)
- The High Wire Act - The High Wire Act (0%, 0 Votes)
- Death Of A Rude Boy - Madness (0%, 0 Votes)
- Wild - Salute The Magpie (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 49
NO-ONE’S FACE EP
Out Now on Tough Act Records
This three-piece Nashville-based band, Red Measure, produce brooding, cavernous, beat-centric rock music that explodes with life’s fierce and endless struggle. Red Measure, founded in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist Randall Suarez, are a meticulous bunch devoted to unleashing eloquent truths through riveting live performances and carefully-crafted recordings.
Red Measure’s evolution continues to invoke the likes of legendary indie rock band Queens of the Stone Age, The Birthday Party (Nick Cave) and Millionaire whilst paying homage to the imaginative artistry of musical philosophers like Beck, Tom Waits and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Despite the influences, musically the band evoke the likes of Melvins, Lungfish and Mudhoney in places, an emotive throwback to proto-grunge.
Throughout his teens, Suarez composed a series of gritty purely-instrumental guitar pieces and eventually added poetry and textured drum and bass layers in order to create cathartic, complex songs that laid the ground work for what was to become Red Measure. Suarez is committed to producing songs that delve into the strange darkness of life’s shadows and become an outlet for intense, personal words and No One’s Face is no exception.
You can watch the video for Dark Tongue Gel taken from the No-One’s Face EP right here…
To find out more about the band you can visit their website HERE.
Bullet For My Valentine unveil album artwork and new single
Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine will release the first official single from their forthcoming album TEMPER TEMPER, entitled “RIOT“, on 2nd February. The band’s fourth studio album TEMPER TEMPER will follow on 11th February.
The album will be available in both standard and deluxe editions on RCA Records.
The rock giants recently headlined Radio 1’s Rock Week at the BBC Maida Vale studios where they debuted the title track. They have also announced a UK tour for March which is already sold out.
The album TEMPER TEMPER was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park / Pearl Jam) who worked with the band on their previous album, 2010’s Fever, and was recorded in Thailand and Wales. Fever debuted in the Top 10 in the UK (#5), USA (#3), Japan (#1), Australia (#5), Austria (#2), Canada (#4), Germany (#3) and Switzerland (#7).