Americana roots band Tumbling Bones from Portland, Maine are over in the England during May touring for the first time over here with a series of shows kicking of in the nations finest county, though new to this isle the band are no strangers to touring on this side of the Atlantic having already completed two tours of across Ireland where on their last visit they squeezed thirty-eight performances into thirty-one days.
The band are touring behind their debut full length release Loving a Fool, the thirteen track combines band originals and interpretations of traditional works and contemporary interpretations of tracks previously recorded by bluegrass legends The Louvin Brothers, Raply Stanley and Bill Monroe.
The band are Pete Winne (vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica, foot percussion) Jake Hoffman (vocals, banjo, upright bass), Kyle Morgan (vocals, guitar, upright bass, keys) and new member Aaron Jonah Lewis (fiddle).
Tumbling Bones ∙ May 2014 UK Tour
Thu 8 Ironbridge, Shropshire Eighty Six’d Café
Fri 9 Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SpArC Theatre
Sat 10 Nacton, nr. Ipswich Orwell Bluegrass Festival
Sun 11 Norwich The Blueberry
Tue 13 Battle, W. Sussex, The Senlac Inn
Wed 14 Wingham, nr. Canterbury The Anchor
Thu 15 Bristol The Old Duke
Fri 16 London Green Note
Sat 17 Rickmansworth Festival NB. Afternoon
Sat 17 Worth Matravers, The Square & Compass NB. Evening
Sun 18 Worth Matravers, The Square & Compass NB. Afternoon show
Mon 19 Sarratt, nr. Rickmansworth The Cock Inn
Tue 20 Lewes The Snowdrop Inn
Battle Worldwide Recordings have hit upon a great way to celebrate Record Store Day 2014 and promote their growing roster of quality artists – Limited to 250 12 inch on purple vinyl
What is the defining point in an artist’s life that makes them take a path that will envelope their interests and work for the rest of their life? Every musician has a point, usually in their teens, that is an awakening (or at least a way to kill time!) that excites their senses and drives them to pick up a guitar, microphone, drum kit…hell, even a laptop and start producing music. My 1st Record, My 1st Store. is a physical and digital diary from BATTLE WORLDWIDE RECORDINGS artistes and partners, put together for Record Store Day 2014
Dead End Street
Young Things covering The Kinks
Fade Into You
Pelotons covering Mazzy Star
ASx covering Warpaint
Annette’s Got The Hits
El Grumpos covering Redd Kross
Falling Stacks covering The Wedding Present
Co-pilgrim covering Stiff Little Fingers
Something in The Way
Swaying Wires covering Nirvana
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Leeds-based collective Tomorrow We Sail share their new and bleakly beautiful video for the track Never Goodbye which is from their debut full length album For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight, the band have some dates in England and The Netherlands through April – you can pick up the album from Gizeh Records.
15.04.14 – SHEFFIELD (UK) | The Rude Shipyard
16.04.14 – NOTTINGHAM | Chameleon Arts Cafe
17.04.14 – BRISTOL (UK) | Cafe Kino
19.04.14 – LEEDS (UK) | Jumbo Records / RSD Instore
20.04.14 – LEEDS (UK) | Strangeforms Festival
21.04.14 – GENT (BE) | Cafe Video
22.04.14 – LEIDEN (NL) | Qbus
23.04.14 – COLOGNE (DE) | Wem Gehört die Welt
24.04.14 – NIJMEGEN (NL) | Red Shoe Sessions
25.04.14 – GRONINGEN (NL) | Wishful Music
Thanks to the connected world provided by Twitter I’ve being introduced recently to the wonderful musical world of Floating Compass and their album Tales of Yesteryear a concept album that sets out to carry the listener on a musical journey through a medieval town with each track created to portray elements as denoted by the titles of the individual tracks (or more correctly in this instance movements).
Stylistically the album is a collection of richly adorned orchestral chamber pop written by Tim Cronin who has played trumpet with a whole host of indie and folk luminaries including Camera Obscura, Frightened Rabbit, Los Campesinos!, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Antlers, Beirut, Stornoway, Jukebox the Ghost and The Unthanks to name but a few, together with Charlie Rauh, Michael Sinicropi, John Gray and Jacob Hyman together they’ve created a recording that takes the listener on an intriguing musical sojourn, and if you’re looking something a little different it’s definitely worth spending some time with.
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