Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Last week, it was announced that June 2, 2017 will mark the release of Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY's upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride. The band is thrilled to announce that just a day after album drops, they will kick off a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Venezuelan world music/progressive fusion guitarist Felix Martin and pagan folk metal group Helsott.
The tour will begin in Montreal, QC on June 3 and visit several other major Canadian and U.S. cities before coming to an end on July 8 in Manchester, NH (Helsott will appear June 18-June 27). See below for a full listing of dates.
TENGGER CAVALRY frontman Nature G states: "After so many months off the road, hours and hours of recording in the studio and many intense rehearsals, we are so excited to finally hit the road and raid with Felix Martin and Helsott! Helsott is amazing - they play European-influenced pagan folk metal, and Felix Martin is an absolutely skillful progressive-influenced metal/rock act. We're stoked to play many songs from our brand new album and also to have these awesome fellow world/folk music artists out with us!"
TENGGER CAVALRY Headline Tour Dates w/ Felix Martin, Helsott: *Helsott will appear June 18-June 27
6/03 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz 6/04 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks 6/05 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck 6/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo 6/08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme 6/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ Taps Live 6/10 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 6/11 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium 6/13 - Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel 6/14 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos 6/15 - Edmonton, AB @ Brixx 6/16 - Calgary, AB @ Distortion 6/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater* 6/19 - Seattle, WA @ Highline* 6/21 - Portland, OR @ Dantes* 6/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill* 6/24 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar* 6/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red* 6/27 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive* 6/28 - Kansas, City MO @ Riot Room 6/29 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar 6/30 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone 7/01 - Nashville, TN @ East Room 7/03 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 7/04 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight 7/05 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 7/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Fire 7/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus 7/08 - Manchester, NH @ Jewel
Each night on tour, fans can look forward to hearing TENGGER CAVALRY favorites and new tracks from the band's aforementioned new album, Die On My Ride. The new album expands on the band's celebrated, exotic metal-meets-Mongolian/Central Asian musical influence and lyrical explorations of tradition, history and warfare by delving into more topical themes of personally-experienced racial discrimination, identity conflicts and equal rights issues.
Die On My Ride was self-produced at Nature G's production studio Raiding Media, and is available to pre-order now in both physical CD and vinyl format via M-Theory Audio or digitally via the band's Bandcamp page.
Die On My Ride is TENGGER CAVALRY's first album available in vinyl format, as well as their first album to be released with M-Theory Audio - the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America. The album is distributed by AISA/RED in North America.
In addition to these North American dates, TENGGER CAVALRY plans to announce several performances at European festivals this summer. Stay tuned!
Monday, 24 April 2017
THE DAHMERS bring their exhilarating mix of garage punk and lo-fi action rock with chilling lyrical themes to the UK for a one off show at Nambucca in London on Sunday May 28, 2017. They’ll be joined by The Riven. For more info and tickets go to: www.nambucca.co.uk.
THE DAHMERS + The Riven. May 2017: 28th LONDON - Nambucca
BLOOD - GUTS - DEATH 13 TRACKS OF PURE ROCK N ROLL HORROR. NO FILLERS - ONLY KILLERS!! The Dahmers recently released their highly anticipated new album ‘In The Dead Of The Night’ album on Lovely Records. As dusk settles in and night time aproaches The Dahmers rise from their coffins once more. Like bloodthirsty creatures of rock n roll they will burst out into the moonlight leaving solitude behind on a rampage for terror. 13 nerve breaking songs dedicated to the darkest of hours that will cut you down ruthlessly. A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes 'In The Dead Of Night' a Frankensteins monster of music.
The Dahmers released their debut album ‘Demon’ on Farsot Records in 2014. The album quickly sold out and got an international release through Lövely records in 2015. The band released their ‘Terror On Wheels’ EP in 2015 and ‘Blood On My Hands’ EP in 2016. ‘Blood On My Hands’ got elected on of the top 50 songs 2016 by Swedish National Radio as one of few rock n roll songs on the list. The band´s new album ‘In The Dead Of Night’ was recorded in Studio Underjord by Joona Hassinen. Mixed by Linus ‘Linkan’ Björnlund and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. Artwork by Branca Studios.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
California melodic punk band TEN FOOT POLE has announced the release of their new album Setlist, out on May 26 via Los Angeles based record label, Cyber Tracks. Setlist includes new recordings of eleven previously released songs, plus two new tracks. Pre-orders for the album begin on May 5 and can be purchased on that day here: www.cyber-tracks.com
"We are excited to have fresh new recordings of our favorite old TFP songs, plus a couple of new ones, to introduce modern Ten Foot Pole to our friends, old and new." says vocalist Dennis Jagard.
For their first album in over a decade, Ten Foot Pole knew they wanted to give back to their fans after years of their loyalty. Produced and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Strung Out), the 13 tracks featured on Setlist pay homage to the legendary California punk scene - a journey through the eyes of a band who has toured relentlessly on three continents, performing with the likes of NOFX, The Offspring, and Rancid, to name a few. Longtime fans can note the quality of the album simply through the crisp guitar licks and definition in Jagard’s voice.
The new songs, “Scars” and “I Don’t Want To Go” suggest that the years have injected a maturity to the lyrics and complexity to the music, without losing the passion of being an underground act. The new Ten Foot Pole is still as aggressive, urgent and personal as ever, a true testament to the timelessness of American punk rock.
Ten Foot Pole is Dennis Jagard (Lead Singer), Scott Hallquist (Lead Guitar), Keith Divel (Lead Guitar II), Pat Magrath (Drums) and Chris Del Rio (Bass).
Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce an 8 date UK tour in August and promise the shows will be “as close to a drunken rock n roll show in a Texas saloon that folks can get in the UK. Drinks, music, friends. good vibes and good times all around.” To celebrate the forthcoming tour Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors unveil the official video for infectious single Heavy Heart:
The video captures perfectly the contrast of the different kinds of beauty in the UK, filmed in a nature reserve near Ashy De La Zouch, and then capturing great street art in Manchester.
Heavy Heart is taken from the new album The Devil’s In The Detail , which is an uplifting and energetic yet sensitive record, that celebrates music and storytelling. The 12 finely crafted songs, clearly represent Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors distinctive mix of melodic pop and rock. Aside from Ryan the album features UK musicians, including Ginger Wildheart – who handpicked Ryan & The Traitors as his main tour support in 2016 and plays lead guitar on the majority of the tracks. Scottish singer/songwriter Chrissy Barnacle also provides velvety backing vocals and duets on Don’t Say I Told You So.
The Devil’s In The Detail, recorded in Scotland in a “building that's older than America” with producer Dave Draper, perfectly captures the bands live sound. “It's the first album I've ever made where I haven't wanted to go back and make changes.” explains Ryan “For me, it's a wonderful marriage of pop, rock & country. Something really cool happens when you bring my classic rock, hair metal loving British band mates, and my old school country, pop/rock loving Texan self together. It shouldn't come together as organically as it does, but it works, and we love it.”
Full of melody and charm with no reliance on nostalgia The Devil’s In The Detail is an aural treat and truly deserves a place in your heart. Finally Ryan wants to say “THANK YOU to the wonderful people who are supporting us. We operate under our own record label, and our own management. We are out there competing with the big boys and doing it all on our own terms. We couldn't do it without all the incredible folks in the UK behind us, spreading the word. So, really, from my heart: THANK YOU.”
August HEAVY HEART UK Tour dates: Thu 17th Bannermans Bar Edinburgh Fri 18th Think Tank Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne Sat 19th Brudenell Social Club Leeds Sun 20th Sound Control Manchester Tue 22nd Hare & Hounds Kings Heath Birmingham Wed 23rd The Bodega Nottingham Thu 24th Thekla Bristol Bristol Fri 25th Borderline London
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Grammy-nominated Americana stars The Lumineers today announce the release of ‘Seeds’, an exclusive 10” vinyl set to be released in conjunction with Record Store Day. The limited edition release from the critically-lauded Denver-based outfit shows the progression of two of the most popular tracks from their No.1 sophomore album ‘Cleopatra’ (‘Angela’ and ‘Long Way From Home’) from initial demo, through recording to the live entity.
‘Angela’ is a subtle and restrained classic folk-rock song, which could have come straight out of Laurel Canyon in the late 60s-70s. It builds and crescendos seemingly lost in the vault of classic songwriting reappearing in 2017 as ageless and compelling. The 405 labelling the piece as “...the perfect example of The Lumineers' commitment to working through quality material that they believe in.”
The other offering on ‘Seeds’, ‘Long Way From Home’, displays the band’s uncompromising songwriting & emotional prowess in full force, centred on a simple picked guitar line and frontman Wesley Schultz' voice, lyricism & storytelling centre stage.
Discussing the release, Schultz shared, “With ‘Angela’, you'll hear how lyrics change and bridges and verses are moved around. And with ‘Long Way From Home’ you'll hear an entire intro, i.e. a brand new part of the song that was omitted on the studio album, but can be heard in the live version.”
‘Seeds’ will be released on Record Store Day on Saturday 22nd April and you can find it at your local (participating) record store HERE.
The Lumineers are currently in the midst of an extensive North American arena tour in support of last year’s #1 album ‘Cleopatra’, which was described by The Evening Standard as “Echo-laden, sparse Americana illuminated by Wesley Schultz’s remarkable voice.” The band’s current live plot on The Cleopatra World tour has seen them play to adoring fans all over, including two sold out nights at the legendary Madison Square Garden. The band will return to London this summer with an appearance at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time Series (appearing alongside similarly-revered songwriters Stevie Nicksand Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). Following that The Lumineers hit the road and will perform in stadiums opening up 13 shows with U2.
‘Seeds’ Track List Side A: 1. Angela 2. Angela (Live) 3. Angela Seed (For Fra) Side B 1. Long Way From Home 2. Long Way From Home (Live) 3. Long Way From Home Seed