Clare Teal - On Tour
her BBC Radio 2 shows, to supporting
Liza Minnelli at Kenwood House,
performing at the Royal Albert Hall
with the John Wilson Orchestra as
part of the BBC Proms, picking up
one of BASCA’s coveted Gold Badge
awards alongside Mick Hucknell and
Joan Armatrading, not to mention
being crowned Yorkshire Arts
Personality of the Year for a second
time, Clare Teal can do it all –
which is how her concerts can cover
such a huge spectrum of sounds and
genres so wonderfully.
And although rooted in the jazz traditions of the 1930’s and 40’s, the main focus is on Clare’s interpretations and delivery of some of the greatest songs British songs of the last 100 years.
From Ivor Novello and Noel Coward to Annie Lennox and Snow Patrol, the show wends its way through 100 years of pure class.
their new single Solitary Thinker
via Dawson Breed Music.
Hailing from the shores of Brighton in the
Having released their first single ‘Jumping Ships’ midway through 2011 on Something Nothing Records, they have been gigging intensively around the UK and hitting the festival circuit hard with slots at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Alternative Escape, Playgroup and Meadowlands alongside support slots with Beth Jeans Houghton, Michelle Stodart , Juan Zelada and Alice Gold. 2012 has seen the band play festivals such as Focus Wales, Alternative Escape,
The Tuesday Club
release their debut album See You
Described as ‘Dad's Army Spacerock, futurised revisionism and born at various junctures between 1957 and 1984, the age range and experience encased within this mysterious 8 piece, would put many of today's more established reformers to shame. Reaction to their debut single ‘Dolly Dynamite’ this summer was huge. From widespread critical acclaim to Q Radio plays the music media were pretty much on board the good ship Tuesday Club from the off. The icing on the cake for their debut year? An exclusive Loaded TV set recorded at the end of 2012 and broadcast in the Morecambe and Wise slot on Boxing day, well what did you expect?
“Flippin’ wonderful. Probably the shortest review I have ever written but it really says it all – I will repeat; Flippin’ Wonderful!” musicnews.com.
The Tuesday Club are: Glabrous Fabulous - Thud Bass, Wasabi Penis - Heavy Lead, The Beautiful Wolf - Twang Bass, Andreas Vanderbraindrain – Vocals, Tittybar Telski -drums, The Minx -Vocals and Cowbell, J-Rod - Jangle lead, Jerry Berry – Keys www.facebook.com/thisisthetuesdayclub
"...quirky, heartfelt, soaring, pointed and poignant" Green Man
The band consists of Nick Powell on vocals and bass, Phil Richards on guitar and Tom Standage on drums. The album's title is a wartime radio call-sign from the 1940s, signalling the start of a message. For the band it has the double meaning of introducing a simpler and starker musical approach. The album contrasts upbeat melodies with lyrical themes dominated by imagery of failure, loss, water and rebirth. Also, vampires and Zeppelins.
Hoda - Raging Waves
An absinthe of garage, rock,
indie-pop, blues-punk and the
distinct timbre and vulnerability of
Hoda’s voice, at times reminiscent
of Hazel O’Connor and Lene Lovich.
Raging Waves is like a musical storm set to become an anthem for all who have been engulfed by hopelessness, doubt and fear and who have through love, dedication and above all courage, arisen victorious. A warrior, a rocker and a woman of heart, Hoda has charted a unique course through the tides of her cultural and religious background. Her new single Raging Waves gives us an absolute bearing with which to chart our own.
“A great song!” NICK LAUNAY (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s/ Nick Cave)
“It seems like this woman is ready to take over the music industry.” MRU
A bitch’s brew of Iranian-British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Hoda Mohajerani has her debut EP “Arrivals” tucked in her back pocket whilst pouring the alt-rock world the first shot from her forthcoming full-length album “Miracle Inc.”
Limozine - New Album
If you can
remember playing on the new Limozine
album You’ve Been Limozined you
probably weren't there.
Recorded in one long, disgraceful, weekend, at the legendary Cabin studios in
Spiritual descendants of The Cramps, Stooges and Ramones’
Tom Robinson BBC6
Futur Primitif is
the new project from songwriter and
singer Daniel Lefkowitz, former
member of American indie-folk gentry
The Low Anthem.
Now signed to UK independent Integrity Records for European releases, Futur Primitif's first single to be taken from the album is Nuclear Shockwave (INT 037), out now. The single has already been featured in the UK on XFM earlier this month, Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show last week and on Paul Lester's Amazing Radio show.
"Velvets go folk ... very good". Paul Lester
"excellent" John Kennedy XFM
"...dreamy indiefuzz" Pop Dodger
Daniel (voice/guitar) is joined in Futur Primitif by Jared Elmore on synths, drum machine and general electronic wizardry. Their forthcoming album Machineteeth was recorded live with a full band comprised of members of The Low Anthem. www.facebook.com/futurprimitif
Valentiine - UK Tour
Valentiine are a 3
piece all-girl garage rock band from
'Love Like' is their debut UK single for Integrity Records. The band have been featured heavily online including the Guardian's new music site at the no. 1 Best Australian Band You Have Yet to Hear of. They are also on the current playlist at Amazing Radio.
Valentiine are Vanessa (guitar/vocals), Erica (bass/vocals) and Shelly (drums/vocals), 3 girls who reincarnate the heavy 90’s into something beautiful - dirty pop hooks drowned in the honesty of screaming vocals with seething cheerleader harmonies over the top. Their live shows fill the room with a dark beauty and simple melodies that’ll rent a room in your head and refuse to leave.
After 3 years earning their musical stripes, crowding out Melbourne’s most loved dirty little pubs and playing the likes of St. Kilda Fest and the Cherry Rock festival, they left their iconic combi van behind and in September 2012 set off on a European tour covering 22 shows throughout UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, including sets at OxJam Festival in Leicester and Grungapolooza festival in Leipzig, Germany.
The album and a UK tour follow in June. www.valentiine.com www.integrityrecords.co.uk
Procession, the Midlands
based, 4-piece, alternative
indie-rock band release their second
single ‘Call You’ on the 25th
February 2013. ‘Call You’ is taken
from their debut album, ‘You Are Now
Leaving The Future’ .
‘Call You’ features guest vocalist Emma Redhead and is a hint of an exciting new direction for the band.
‘You Are Now Leaving The Future’ was well received, winning the acclaim of Absolute Radio/XFM/4Music journalist and DJ, Pete Donaldson and MTV's Phil Clifton.
"It is truly the depth and subtlety of the melodies that shine through on The Procession’s infinitely promising debut EP" (5/5) Stereoboard
The Procession are currently working with their previous producer Jon Fowkes as well as new producer Rob Gill on their 2nd album to be released in the summer 2013.