Posts Tagged ‘Angry Badger Records’
As the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed, TAPEtoTAPE has been very quiet recently… As excuses go there is a good one, well I think so anyway!
Having spent nearly a month in America with Kodiak Jack recording their second album time has escaped me slightly. Having been cooped up with Tesla’s Brian Wheat at his newly refurbished J Street Recording Studio for many weeks it has been a struggle to get back up to speed with life back in Blighty. But we are almost there. Almost.
Over the next few weeks we will be tweaking the TAPEtoTAPE website, revealing the new look logo and of course most importantly, bringing you plenty of reviews news and features.
Coming very soon there will be a fantastic retrospective interview with Status Quo from Pete Makowski’s archives, new interviews with Brian Wheat and SoulMotor’s Darin Wood plus loads more!
TAPEtoTAPE lives, the future is unwritten… well, our future will mainly be written but you get what I mean.
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!
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.
To keep up to date with all future releases you can join the Angry Badger Records Facebook page HERE.
Streetfight Silence release December Tour dates
With the recent release of their debut album ‘Cutting Strings‘ already garnering rave reviews, Streetfight Silence will be heading out on a mini UK tour this December. In association with Saviour Management, SFS will be embarking on a 7 date tour in support of the album starting in Swansea on the 3rd December.
More Than Conquerors
‘Dirty, rhythmic guitars under-laden with hard-hitting bass-lines and punchy drums in a catchy way that makes sure the audiences’ feet stay nailed to the ground. Amidst all the chaos, the melodic vocals grip the listeners emotions’
Having played this years T In The Park festival and had their single ‘Bear Knuckle Fight‘ featured on Radio 1′s Introducing section, 2012 has been shaping up quite nicely for this Irish four piece and it is about to get better… More Than Conquerors will be playing Lennon’s in Southampton this Friday (21st September) and will be joined by Streetfight Silence who are celebrating their upcoming album release.
Completing the line up are Seventh Seeker and Blue Stone Walls making this an entire evening of top live music! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.
Time To Grow by We Caught The Castle streaming until Sunday 22nd July on Kerrang.com
The début album from Reading’s We Caught The Castle is officially released on Monday 23rd July… but Kerrang.com are streaming the whole thing for free until Sunday 22nd July!
You can listen to the whole ‘Time To Grow‘ album exclusively on Kerrang but remember, it is only until Sunday!
To listen to the album click HERE.
To buy the album on CD click HERE.
Kodiak Jack featured on new USA RumbleRide Presents: Muscle Drag DVD
Angry Badger Record’s Kodiak Jack have recently had some of their tracks featured on a drag racing DVD released in the USA. RumbleRide Presents: Muscle Drag is a 60 min long DVD released in the USA and available throughout the country from the WAL*MART chain. The Kodiak Jack songs are all taken from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Your Death: My Glory‘.
You can check out the trailer for the DVD below, sound tracked by Kodiak Jack’s Crossfire track.
Reading based five piece We Caught The Castle are preparing to release their debut album ‘Time To Grow‘ on Angry Badger Records in June. With their YouTube videos amassing over 100’000 views and a string of high profile support slots over the last 12 months, this will mark the next step in the bands evolution from local heroes to national stars!
The album is set for release in June but it is available on an exclusive pre-order basis until the 31st March. All pre-orders will be signed by the band and available for lower price PLUS they will be sent out as soon as they are in stock meaning you can get your hands on a copy nearly TWO MONTHS early!
You can pre-order the CD from Angry Badger Records HERE. You can also hear a new track from the album below! ’Generations‘ will be streaming for a limited time so listen while you can!
We Caught the Castle’s first full-length opus is a beautifully devised journey of emotional discovery – RoomThirteen.com
Honest, energetic and buzzing music that blows us away – it’s time to sit up and listen, ‘cause these guys are coming for you – HevyPetal.com
Full of subtle hooks and layered melodies that grasp hold of you with an impressive immediacy – Greenmanmusic.biz
Frank Hamilton announces UK Tour dates for April.
The rather fantastic Frank Hamilton will be embarking on a mini UK tour in April, promoting his ‘One Song A Week’ project and TAPEtoTAPE in association with Angry Badger Records and Must See Music will be staging two of the shows!
Angry Badger Presents Frank Hamilton will be at Lennon’s Night Club in Southampton on the 11th April. We have some great supports lined up with a special acoustic set from The Stealers along with Callum McDonald.
Tickets are on sale now and we have a few at the bargain advance price of just £4.00! Limited time only though so don’t hang around!
You can buy tickets by clicking HERE.
Then the next day Must See Music Presents Frank Hamilton at The Star Inn Guildford, Thursday 12th April. Full supporting line up will be announced soon.
Tickets for the Guildford show are available HERE.
To find out more about Frank Hamilton visit his Facebook HERE.
11th SOUTHAMPTON – Lennon’s
12th GUILDFORD – The Star
17th MANCHESTER – Night & Day
19th YORK – Fibbers
22nd MIDDLESBROUGH – Liberty’s
24th LONDON – St Pancras Station Sessions
25th LONDON – Islington Assembly w/Tony Christie
27th CAMBRIDGE – Man On The Moon
Tom Hingley (ex- Inspiral Carpets) @ Lennons, Southampton – Thursday 19th April 2012
Former lead singer of 90s indie legends the Inspiral Carpets will be headlining Lennons Night Club in Southampton on Thursday 19th April. Supported by Angry Badger Record’s The Stealers and Moody Tuesday.
Tickets are £6.00 on the door but for a limited time you can buy tickets online for £5.00. Simply click HERE to buy!