Nashville-based rising young traditional country troubadour Cale Tyson makes his first ever trip to the UK and Ireland in April to support the release of his debut album ‘Introducing Cale Tyson’ on Clubhouse Records. Texan-born Tyson has been receiving amazing reviews for his EP, High On Lonesome, a glorious old-school country record fuelled by broken hearts, alcohol and melancholy. Tyson will be performing as a duo with guitarist Pete Lindberg and will be playing two shows at the Kilkenny Roots Festival in May alongside Calexico, Lee Baines III and The Barr Brothers.
Here’s Lonesome In Tennessee, a track from Cale’s excellent debut EP that’s out on Clubhouse Records now and highly recommended.
UK / Ireland Tour
24th April – Ents Shed, Bedford
25th April – London (Venue TBC)
26th April – Union At The Con Club, Lewes
28th April – Square Tower, Portsmouth
29th April – B-Bar, Plymouth
30th April – Exmoor Beastro, Exmoor
1st May – Kilkenny Roots Festival IRE
2nd May – Kilkenny Roots Festival IRE
5th May – The Basement, York
6th May – Shakespeare @ShakespearesShf – Sheffield Tickets
7th May – The Musician, Leicester
8th May – House Concert, Wycombe
9th May – London (venue TBC)
Winner of the UK Blog Sound of 2014 Marika Hackman has being enjoying a big build-up, and deservedly so, ahead of the release of her forthcoming debut album We Slept At Last there has being plenty of media coverage, including a recent session on 6Music for Lauren Laverne which can be enjoyed for a couple of weeks before it disappears into the archive and a recent feature in the Guardian online, here’s the brand new video for Animal Fear a teaser track from the album that was featured here a couple of weeks ago.
We Slept at Last is out on the 16th of February on Dirty Hit Records and the album pre-order is available now including vinyl
Marika Hackman in session for Lauren Laverne on 6Music.
Lux Lisbon are back with more power-pop goodness in the shape of their new single, Keep Me Wild, the band will be launching the single at two sold out shows the Lexington on 23rd/24th January 2015 – the track itself will be released digitally on March 2nd 2015.
The band are architects of one of my favourite tracks and videos of recent times, it’s a shame it won’t find it’s way into the upcoming round of party political broadcasts as it could certainly liven things up.
The band have made available, for FREE, the 10 track expanded special edition of the ‘Get Some Scars’ EP. iPhone / Android / Windows phone friendly versions (you’ll be listening in 20 seconds tops) as well as traditional mp3 downloads are available, all gratis. http://luxlisbon.com/free
Paper Aeroplanes have announced there forthcoming album JOY is now available for pre-order, digital, CD and this time around for the first time there’s a vinyl version too, making it an irresistible purchase for this fan, the album was recorded in Cardiff in during 2014, mastered for vinyl by Ray Staff at Air Studios and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl for release on Diverse.
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5 Perth – Green Room
6 Dunfermline – PJ Molloys
7 Aberdeen – Lemon Tree
13 Travel Day – Acoustic set (London)
14 London – Macbeth Hoxton – supporting Courtesans
20 Kilmarnock – Bakers Nightclub
26 Inverness – Mad Hatters
27 Wick – Blackstairs Lounge
28 Thurso – Y-not Bar and Grill
6 Copleand Stadium – Whitehaven
7 This Feeling – Amersham Arms – London
20 This Feeling – Broadcast Midnight show – Glasgow
21 This Feeling – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
27 Leicester Academy 3 – Headline Show
28 This Feeling – Night and Day Cafe – Manchester
Following the tradition of previous years your favourite nafarious cyber music collective start the Feel Bad For You year looking backwards, so here’s our take of 2014.
Thank to all taking part and especially to Rockstar Aimz for curating, Trailer for the artwork and RomeoSidVicious for the server space and the mixtape widget.
1. “Sing Along”
The Lights From The Chemical Plant
Submitted By: @Truersound
Comments: Non-Sturgill entry, heard this one early in 2014 and it kept me stompin’ my arches flat all year (still does).
2. “Southern Grammar”
Hiss Golden Messenger
Lateness of Dancers
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Easily my favorite album of the year, and my iTunes play count confirms it. This track just gets better with each listen. “Let’s just be simple, for a little while.” Album runner-up: Amy Ray, Goodnight Tender. Album released-late-but-still-great: D’Angelo, Black Messiah.
3. “Ain’t That Easy”
D’Angelo and The Vanguard
Submitted By: Hoosier Buddy
Comments: Sure the intro sounds like a spaceship starting in a funk garage, but this song only gets better. Check the first two lines: “Take a toke of smoke from me as you dream inside, Let your days slip away come with me and ride.” I will ride in this spaceship anytime. Is that an alien probe, or are you just happy to see me?
4. “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”
Most Messed Up
Submitted By: @Mando_Lines
Comments: Rhett Miller sings about being in a rock band for a long time.
5. “Right Time”
All or Nothin’
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: It would have been easy to pick a track off the latest Old 97’s release from this year, but I chose this instead. She was the opening act for the Old 97’s when they came through Phoenix and she played an amazing set — and with great energy and stage presence. Nice old school sound.
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments: Just making sure a song from an artist on my album cover made the comp.
7. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (Supremes cover)
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: 2014 get out of my life and let me sleep at night. Be a man, whoa oh ho ah.
8. “I Won’t Slip Up”
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comments: Fell in love with this track from the very first listen a year ago, the album is a real gem and one I know I’ll still be playing for many years to come.
9. “Old Vinyl and Innocence”
Two Mule Blues
Old Vinyl and Innocence
Submitted By: @toomuchcountry
Comments: A multi-year Couch By Couchwest veteran band. One that blows up stuff with the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains as a backdrop. With a song about Gram Parsons. Oh yeaaahhh, my iTunes listen count continues to rise for this one.
10. “Dreams To Tell”
The Bones of J.R. Jones
Dark was the Yearling
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I’ve been singing praises for The Bones of J.R. Jones all year. I’ve already submitted two songs to FBFY and here’s a third. I’ve found myself returning to his music over and over in 2014.
11. “Brushed The Dust Off (Lean Into The Wind)”
Miss Shevaugh & Yuma Wray
Lean Into The Wind
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: I can’t look back on 2014 without a nod to Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, my favorite album of the year, their intimate wedding shared with all of CXCW, being able to catch them live at the bus stop cafe with @magearwig, and a year of wonderful twitter interaction with Erin, Chris, Ben and Derek these folks are a beacon of what musicians should be like. Erin’s vocals are as close as I get to a spiritual experience. When the going gets tough this song gets me going.
12. “Making Breakfast”
Submitted By: @TheSecondSingle
Comments: Classic garage rock delivered with a hooky harmonica part and Stones-at-their-down-n-dirtiest swagger.
Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Submitted By: @TheSecondSingle
Comments: This gal just might beat Cat Power at her own game. Love this voice. And that build up near the end? Forget about it.
14. “Boscombe Armistice”
Blue Rose Code
The Ballads Of Peckham Rye
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: From the moment I heard the pedal steel opening on this song I fell in love with it.
15. “My Mama’s Dead”
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: In my head this is a follow up to Hendrix’s classic “Hey Joe.” Except my head has been split in two by the sheer brutal, pneumatic force of this song, a snarling, distorted beast of a tune that is as brilliantly grim and unforgiving as the title suggests. Are we the only ones who think the Dream Police are a far more enjoyable listen than alter-egos The Men?
16. “Just One of the Guys”
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Great song from an otherwise mediocre album.
17. “Bad Self Portraits”
Lake Street Dive
Bad Self Portraits
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Great song by this Boston band which frequently got me through my long commute to work.
18. “Shut In”
Strand of Oaks
Submitted By: Captains Dead
Comments: Tough to pick my favorite from 2014, but this entire album is tremendous.