From Piney Gir’s sixth album, mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE, released on the 8th of June 2015 via Damaged Goods.
4th June – The Cellar – Oxford
8th June – Bicycle Shop – Norwich
12th June – The Cellars – Portsmouth
17th June – Green Door Store – Brighton
18th June – The Bassment – Chelmsford
20th June – Four Bars – Cardiff
‘Slacker Americana’ from Kentucky / Chicago based State Champion, the bands new release Fantasy Error is out later this spring on Sophomore Lounge, both the bands previous releases are in my record collection and have featured on Beat Surrender, Stale Champagne in 2005 and Deep Shit in 2011, the new album is also available on vinyl too.
Clocking in at a vinyl optimum of 45 minutes the band have infused the critical elements of rock and alt-country into a wonderfully tumbledown creation, that shakes, rattles and rolls itself along a meandering musical path.
Italian musician GIORGIO TUMA and his band have collaborated with ex-STEREOLAB member LAETITIA SADIER on lead vocals for single ‘Through Your Hands Love Can Shine’, which is released Monday 11th May 2015 on clear 7″ vinyl and digitally.
The A-side is beautiful reggae-tinged pop, taken from a new album coming soon on Elefant Records. B-side ‘Anna, My Dear’ was previously released as a digital single, a slow-paced dreamy lounge song which was recently hand-picked by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe for their 6 Recommends Day.
Welsh fuzz-pop exponents Joanna Gruesome follow their Welsh Music Prize winning debut, Weird Sister with another winner, Peanut Butter is a real joy to the ears and definitely of the crunchy not smooth variety, the ten track release could be squeezed onto to a single side of vinyl but packs a lot of punch into it’s brevity. Scuzzy guitars and off-kilter drums combine with infectious melodies and the whole thing careers along at a pace with lead-singer Alanna McArdle’s voice going from cooing to screaming the album is wonderfully dynamic and demands the volume is turned up to the max.