Posts Tagged ‘The Cellar’
Slovenia’s Elvis Jackson present ‘Street 45’, the third single to be taken from their album “Against the Gravity”. An original and interesting animated video for the song “Street 45” was recorded on an adventurous tour that saw the band take in Ljubljana, New York and Sarajevo. This music video captures the message of the song perfectly and takes place on the actual 45th Street in the New York City. Members of the band appear in the video as animated characters, and focuses on a victim of violence. In today’s fast-living world, one filled with contradictions, the band are commenting on how unimportant life can appear as we become merely a number – a statistic.
Created by the team at Knap Studios, you can view the video in its entirety here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WN7axud6v4
Elvis Jackson gained critical praise during the UK release of Against The Gravity last year, and the band will be gracing our stages again this October when they touch down for a week of live shows. They will be playing at The Cellar in Southampton on Friday 7th October with Kodiak Jack in support.
October tour details are:
6th – TBC
7th- Southampton- The Cellar
8th- London – New Cross Inn
9th – TBC
10th – TBC
11th – TBC
12th – Norwich – Karma Kafe
14th – Hastings – The Tubman
For more information on Elvis Jackson please visit: http://www.elvisjackson.com/
Ever since the first listen I have been hooked, there is something eccentrically brilliant about Buffalo Clover and I am very excited about the prospect of seeing them when they play the UK in July. Coming from Nashville USA and with a sound rich in not only Country influence but rock/pop/folk too, I just had to find out a little bit more…. So here is what vocalist/songwriter Margo Price had to say…
1: Hailing from Nashville, world renowned for its musical heritage, how does this influence you as a band?
There are so many great players in Nashville. It keeps me on my toes with both writing playing. This town is a landmark of American roots, and it really comes through in both the people and the culture.
2: As the bands popularity grows so too must the fan base, have you got any stalkers or scary fan encounter stories to tell?
Oh yes. There was this strange fellow that followed us on our last tour from New Orleans to Los Angeles. He showed up at our show on Sunset Strip and started yelling at us. He was upset that he couldn’t travel along. I’ve also had some stalker types that made up fake facebook profiles and added me. Because of this, I’m always a little sceptical of new friend requests.
3: The band has quite an eclectic sound, which artists do you feel have had the greatest influences on the Buffalo Clover sound?
I love Bob Dylan, first and foremost. I don’t know that I sound like him at all, but lyrically, he is my biggest influence. Other than that, I listen to (in no particular order); The Band, Skip James, Otis Redding, The Stones, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, Rodger Miller, Karen Dalton, Etta James, Neil Young… mostly old stuff. Not many new bands are setting the bar too high these days. That’s not a knock at the modern music scene, and I do think it may be getting better, but when I want to be inspired to write, I look to the past.
4: The UK still feels like it is in the grip of X-Factor and other ‘talent’ shows. This often means that people would rather stay at home and watch music on TV rather than go out an experience the real thing in pubs and clubs. How does the music scene in America/your area compare?
Ah, people here are into that crap too. Although, most of the company I keep doesn’t dig on American Idol and other shows of that nature. We all like to go out a lot to support others who are making good music. And, also, because there is always a good band playing somewhere for very cheap, every night of the week.
5: With the release of your new album on vinyl I assuming you still embrace a more physical release for your music. What is your view on the digital age and downloads over CDs/vinyl?
We recorded, mixed and mastered everything to tape at The Bomb Shelter. Analog recording sounds so much warmer. Same goes with vinyl. When you put a record on, it fills the room. When you play an mp3 on an ipod dock, it just sounds puny, one-dimensional. People listen to mp3’s because it’s convenient, and I respect that. I do it too sometimes, which is why we’re including a free digital download with every album. But, it is also nice to have a physical copy of something. The internet may crash tomorrow and all that would matter is what is tangible.
6: Do you still collect records yourself? Any particular artists or special items in your collection?
Yes! I have a pretty large collection of records. I was gifted the entire Beatles discography. One of my favourite albums is the Bo Diddly, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf ‘Super Duper Blues Group’. I also have the entire Billie Holiday collection… There are so many great record stores in town. The Groove and Gimey’s Record Store are the best places. There is so much new and used vinyl available, we’re always collecting.
7: When you are not performing, do you go to many gigs yourself? What are the best and worst that spring to mind?
We get out pretty often. My favourite place to see a show is The 5 Spot. The worst are the ones that try to make up for their lack of talent with costumes and gimmicks. The best are the ones we will see multiple times with out getting bored. Lately it’s been The Lonely H, The Clones and Young Hines.
8: What were the first and last albums you bought?
Rubber Soul was the first. Let it Bleed was the last.
9: What was the last album you purchased and then thought ‘what was I thinking?!?’
I don’t take many risks when it comes to buying albums. I usually know what I’m going to like. But I do have several friends that burn me albums I don’t always enjoy. I’ve always been let down with Iron and Wine. I’m not saying I hate it, but there’s some car commercials I don’t hate too.
10: Is your upcoming tour of UK going to be the first time you have been to/played the UK? If so, what are you most looking forward to seeing/doing here?
It will be our first time. I’m looking forward to receiving a kiss from the Queen.
11: As an artist, how do you feel about the music industry today? Do you see the demise of the large Record Labels as the beginning of the end or as a chance for a fresh start?
Don’t get me started. The business is run by a bunch of moneygrubbers who won’t take any risks on real talent, which is why they’re going under. However, I’m not one to handle business. I don’t see how unorganized musicians are supposed to be creative and also run their career.
12: Complete this sentence:
‘The world is a better place with Buffalo Clover in it because…..’
The world would be a better place if the people in it were more conscience about how they treated it. Buffalo Clover is just a band. BUT- if you come see us play, we’ll rock your face off!
You will be able to catch the band on tour in the UK in July with Mike Badger & The Shady Trio. They will be performing at The Cellar in Southampton on the 10th July and you can buy tickets HERE.
The video for ‘Midnight Circus’ can be viewed on the TAPEtoTAPE ‘NEWS’ page now.
For more information on the band, head over to their official website and fill your boots!
As a little taster of what is to come in July, here is a new video from Mike Badger & The Shady Trio, ‘Thank Hank’. A small slice of alt. country and a glimpse at what Mike Badger is all about.
The July 10th show at The Cellar is going to be a rare chance to see the one time member of The La’s and The Onset down south and the first time he has performed with The Shady Trio in Southampton!
Check this out and book your tickets!