Thursday, 26 January 2017
Supergroup Chickenfoot will release “Divine Termination,” its first new tune in 5 years on BEST + LIVE, the group’s first ever best of collection, on March 10, 2017. Chickenfoot features front man Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen), and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
In addition to “Divine Termination,” BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music – for the first time released on CD. Sammy Hagar says, “Listening to this collection of songs from the ‘Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs.”
In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune "Divine Termination." Joe Satriani describes the track as “bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!”
Both the extra CD “LIVE” and the bonus tracks on the best of feature a 13 song strong set list including almost every song from Chickenfoot’s debut album as well as Sammy Hagar’s old Montrose classic “Bad Motor Scooter,” The Who’s “My Generation” and Joe Satriani’s interpretation of “The Star Spangled Banner" – all recorded live in Phoenix 2009 and available for the first time on CD (previously only available as video on the DVD/Blu-ray “Get Your Buzz On.
The group’s last album, Chickenfoot III, debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in 2011.
CD1 – BEST OF: 01. Divine Termination (BRAND NEW SONG) 02. Soap On A Rope 03. Sexy Little Thing 04. Oh Yeah 05. Get It Up 06. Future In The Past 07. Big Foot 08. Different Devil 09. Lighten Up 10. Dubai Blues 11. Something Going Wrong
Bonus LIVE TRACKS: 12. Highway Star 13. Bad Motor Scooter 14. My Generation
CD2 – LIVE: 01. Avenida Revolution 02. Sexy Little Thing 03. Soap On A Rope 04. My Kinda Girl 05. Down The Drain 06. Bitten By The Wolf 07. Oh Yeah 08. Learning To Fall 09. Get It Up 10. Turnin’ Left 11. Future In The Past
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
ONES TO WATCH debuts THE BREVET’s live video of “Into The Storm”. The video was shot in one-take at the bands old recording space in their beloved Orange County, CA.
"Into the storm is one of our favorites to play live,” says lead singer-songwriter Aric Chase Damm to Ones To Watch. “Even though it’s a more mellow song, it’s always fun seeing audiences really dig into this one with us.”
Fans will have the chance to see the song performed live on The Brevet's 2017 West Coast Tour, kicking off in Seattle’s Columbia City Theatre on Tuesday, January 24th.The band will be co-headlining with fellow Los Angeles-based artist RIVVRS. With dates ranging from January through February, both bands will start their road trip in Seattle, WA (January 24 @ Columbia City Theater) and head down the coast to end in Los Angeles (February 9 @ Bootleg Theater). Complete show dates below.
TOUR DATES: 01.24.17 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater 01.25.17 Bend, OR Volcanic Theater Pub 01.26.17 Portland, OR Analog Theater - Lounge 01.28.17 San Francisco, CA Neck of the Woods 01.29.17 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley 01.31.17 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brew 02.01.17 San Diego, CA Moonshine Beach 02.08.17 Santa Barbara, CA SOHO 02.09.17 Los Angeles Bootleg Theater
DEVILSKIN follow a hugely successful joint headline tour accompanying their friends HALESTORM and DISTURBED, with the announcement of a 10 date UK co-headline tour alongside SUMO CYCO in March. DEVILSKIN will tour their explosive live set throughout the UK, starting on March 14th in Manchester, including the Underworld in London on Wednesday 22nd.
To celebrate the tour, Devilskin unveil a new video for the single Voices, shot in front of 10,000 fans for the single. Voices is the second single from their new studio album Be Like The River:
Sumo Cyco! The response from our UK friends has been overwhelming and we can't wait to unleash the new tunes live.The audience are in for a really special evening of high octane rock, Sumo Cyco bring the party, we are beyond amped for these shows. Bring it on!"
History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album We Rise spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album Be Like The River.
Be Like The River was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour in 2016. After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy. Murphy produced and mixed the album, working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.
Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.
Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.
Musically twisted and possessed, catch the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin in March and be prepared to have your soul shredded.
DEVILSKIN & SUMO CYCO March UK tour dates: Tue 14th Manchester Rebellion Wed 15th Newcastle Think Tank Thur 16th Glasgow Classic Grand Fri 17th Chester The Live Rooms Sat 18th Sheffield Corporation Sun 19th Birmingham O2 Academy Wed 22nd London Underworld Thur 23rd Nottingham Rock City Fri 24th Milton Keynes Crauford Arms Sat 25th Southampton Talking Heads
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Following the overwhelming popularity of his Stripped Tour in 2016, the iconic PETER MURPHY will be releasing Bare-Boned and Sacred, a live album capturing the mesmerizing tour that saw over seventy shows in fourteen countries. It will be released on March 10, 2017 via Metropolis Records.
Recorded at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge in April 2016, Bare-Boned and Sacred captured a new sound for Murphy, reviving legendary songs to the exposed heart of his voice as never before heard in his epochal stage career, from "Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem" (from his album Deep) to the title track on his latest album, Lion. Vocally as strong as ever, Murphy taps the pulse of his muse as a trio with his longstanding collaborators, guitarist John Andrews and bassist/electric-violinist Emilio “Zef” China. Characterized by Orange County Register as “a semi-acoustic run through his solo career and Bauhaus classics [that offers] its own subtle drama and charm thanks to the strength of the songs and Murphy’s theatrical voice and vision,” Bare-Boned and Sacred covers the spectrum of his oeuvre including a Bauhaus medley of “King Volcano” and “Silent Hedges.”
First emerging from the British punk and rock underground in the late 70s, Murphy (along with bandmates Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins) fronted the groundbreaking iconic rock band Bauhaus which spawned four iconoclastic and ultra-seminal albums as well as keystone singles "She's In Parties", "Silent Hedges", and, of course, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" before disbanding in 1983. Murphy launched a successful solo career that has yielded ten solo albums so far, including his latest LION, released in 2014.
Bare-Boned and Sacred will be released on March 10, 2017 through Metropolis Records.
BARE-BONED AND SACRED TRACK LISTING: 1. Cascade 2. Secret 3. All Night Long 4. Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem 5. Bewlay Brothers (David Bowie Tribute RIP) 6. A Strange Kind of Love 7. The Rose 8. Bauhaus Medley 9. Never Fall Out 10. Gaslit 11. Lion 12. Your Face
The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be touring the US this spring, performing their landmark third album, "Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness", in its entirety. The tour, entitled NEVERENDER GAIBSIV, will take the band across North America commencing on April 11, and ending May 20, and including stops at the Hollywood Palladium; Aragon Theater in Chicago; and the Blues Hill Bank Pavilion in Boston. Support on all non-festival dates will be from The Dear Hunter. Full list of dates are listed below.
Good Apollo, The epic 72-minute recording considered by most as the bands most progressive album, and including two of the band’s most known singles (Welcome Home and The Suffering) and selling over a million records worldwide. The band’s legion of fans grows every year, and the NEVERENDER concept now holds a special place within the culture of the Coheed community. NEVERENDER is the moniker given to these album performances by the band and it first started in 2008, when Coheed performed their first 4 albums over 4 nights – completing the feat in 4 different cities – New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles. The band’s concept albums lend themselves particularly well to the live setting.
Simultaneously, singer Claudio Sanchez announced on CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) his plans to release a 12-issue comic book for “Good Apollo” as part of his The Amory Wars series which comes this spring from Boom! Studios. The story, which loosely follows the lyrics of the album, centers around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon and the shocking discovery that he is The Crowing, a entity prophesied about in the holy book, who must dole out God’s judgment to destroy the universe. Tickets for NEVERENDER GAIBSIV go on sale to the public this Friday, January 27, but one can find tickets sooner by visiting www.coheedandcambria.com for more details.
"Neverender GAIBSIV” with The Dear Hunter: 04/11 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox 04/13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 04/14 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 04/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium 04/18 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park 04/19 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee 04/22 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 04/22 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium 04/25 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater 04/26 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 04/27 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 04/29 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville* 04/30 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live 05/02 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 05/03 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works 05/05 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 05/06 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring 05/07 - Concord, NC - Carolina Rebellion* 05/09 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 05/10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore 05/11 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre 05/13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 05/15 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant 05/16 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 05/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE – Indoor 05/19 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom 05/20 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range Festival* *Festival show, No Neverender or The Dear Hunter
Monday, 23 January 2017
Alternative pop experts MAXIMO PARK today announce the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album, RISK TO EXIST, available on Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl on April 21, 2017.
Risk To Exist sees Maximo Park on blistering form, bringing together their trademark hook-laden melodies and sense of urgency with off-kilter rock, soulful grooves and pop sensibilities. Informed by the dire state of world affairs in 2016 and crumbling political systems, their latest body of work is a vital record for our times.
Kinetic title track and lead single "Risk To Exist" is a barbed introduction to the album, three and a half minutes of indie punk perfection crafted around rolling snare drums, a towering chorus and a central plea for humanity and solicitude. Inspired by the West’s response to the migrant crisis, the sneering, superior attitude of well-bred Tories, and the small, but meaningful gestures of love that reaffirm what is good in this world, it is a cry for compassion, and simply frames the precariousness of life in its refrain - ‘Throw your arms around me / I’ve come too far and the ocean’s deep”.
Frontman Paul Smith says: ‘The album is, ultimately, about empathy. Some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fueled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society. There's a questioning of power throughout and a feeling that there must be a different way of structuring our society in order to alleviate inequality. Musically, the songs reflect more soulful and groove-based influences, allowing more space in the arrangements than ever before. The central idea is to align great pop melodies with songs that reflect the state of the nation.”
These are pop songs that talk about big issues without talking down to the listener; an album where the political is also the personal. Risk To Exist (release date: April 21, 2017 via Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl) was co-produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Beck, White Denim) and Maximo Park. Keen for the inspiration of unfamiliar surroundings after writing the album in their native North-East, the band decamped to Wilco’s studio, The Loft in Chicago, in Autumn 2016. Recorded completely live, the recording represents another bold stylistic step for the band after 2014’s Top 10 Too Much Information. Maximo Park have also enlisted Mimi Parker from acclaimed US band Low for the record, whose voice lends its inimitable warmth to five album tracks, including lead single "Risk To Exist".
With 1,500,000 albums and four UK Top 10 albums under their belt to date, Maximo Park have once again shifted seamlessly into a higher gear. They have expertly crafted an infectious pop album for our time, confronting the crucial issues track by track, one monstrous hook at a time.
Maximo Park are Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Lukas Wooller (keyboards) and Tom English (drums).