Beat Surrender favourites and creators of one of the best albums of 2013 are touring in Ireland and the UK from November through December – try and catch them live.
November 13 Old Oak Bar, CORK 14 Whelans, DUBLIN 15 The Goats Toe, Bangor, BELFAST 16 The Sky And The Ground, WEXFORD 17 Cleeres, KILKENNY 19 Caroline Social Club, SALTAIRE | 20 Pivo Pivo, GLASGOW 22 Town Hall, STORNAWAY 24 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE 25 The Basement, YORK 26 Rugby Club, RIPON 27 What’s Cookin’, LEYTONSTONE 28 The Bullingdon, OXFORD 29 The Donkey, LEICESTER 30 The Palmeira, HOVE December 01 The Maze, NOTTINGHAM 03 The Railway, WINCHESTER 04 The Fountain, HASTINGS
Four years ago I was lucky enough to pick up on a recommendation from Americana UK to Israel Nash Gripka’s debut album New York Town a fine album that’s remained on my regular playlist ever since – if you missed out first time around and would like to get your hands on a CD a copy of the album then drop us a line by clicking this link (name only required and it’s open to non UK readers too) and I’ll pick a ‘winner’ during October and send you a copy, so as a big fan of his debut it’s no surprise when the excellent follow up Barn Door and Concrete Floors hit the shelves I was eager to get my hands on a copy in the form of a limited edition personalised CD package, and better still a gift of the album on vinyl was gratefully received too. . . . → Read More: Israel Nash Gripka – Israel Nash’s Rain Plans + UK / Euro Tour
Danny George Wilson is back with album number eleven, six with the wonderful Grand Drive, one solo release Famous Mad Mile and four with The Champions of the World – Chris Clarke, Paul Lush, Steve Brookes and Geoff Widdowson for Stay True the core line-up were joined in the studio by fellow ‘Champs’ and Beat Surrender favourites, Rosalie Deighton, Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou and Dreaming Spires brothers Robin & Joe Bennett as well as pedal steel maestro Melvin Duffy and members of Ahab and London-based bluegrass outfit Foghorn Leghorn.
Stay True will be released in all formats and is available on and CD / Vinyl from Loose’s online store where you can pre-order ahead of the September 16th release – and I strongly recommend you do as it’s a fantastic collection of tunes and the best release yet from Danny and his band of brothers whose recordings just get . . . → Read More: Danny & The Champions of the World – Stay True
Just under 2 weeks away from the release of our debut album ‘The Mountain Moves’ and the start of their UK & European tour, this is the first single off the album will be ‘Things Will Change’ which is released on April 29th the same day as the album, which you can pick up from the good folks at Loose on CD and Vinyl
30/4 LONDON, UK – DINGWALLS, http://bit.ly/bwFGlf 1/5 BRISTOL, UK – LOUISIANA, http://bit.ly/ZjuIT1 2/5 EXETER, UK – PHOENIX, http://bit.ly/qK5DE 3/5 STOWMARKET, UK – JOHN PEEL CENTRE, http://bit.ly/9nin7i 4/5 HULL, UK – FRUIT, http://bit.ly/WUkt7z 5/5 MANCHESTER, UK – ISLINGTON MILL/SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY FESTIVAL, http://bit.ly/gWHzvt 6/5 BIRMINGHAM, UK – HARE & HOUNDS, http://bit.ly/cqNWt8 7/5 GLASGOW, UK – BROADCAST, http://bit.ly/XrpEK9 8/5 EDINBURGH, UK – ELECTRIC CIRCUS, 9/5 NEWCASTLE, UK – CLUNY 2, http://bit.ly/YIAsUf 10/5 STOCKTON, UK – GEORGIAN THEATRE, http://bit.ly/1376VdY 11/5 YORK, UK – FIBBERS, http://bit.ly/YdgZfT . . . → Read More: Treetop Flyers – The Mountain Moves, pre-order and tour
Update: Full album stream
After a long hiatus UK country rockers The Rockingbirds are back with a new album that’s out on Loose Music Feb 25th, the bands third album aptly entitled The Return Of The Rockingbirds, self-produced and recorded at a trio of studios Reservoir, Ernie’s and Ilex through 2010/11 the album features eleven original numbers penned by frontman Alan Tyler. The band reformed in 2008 to play at Heavenly’s 18th birthday show at the South Bank, London and carried the momentum into 2009 to support the re-release, in a re-mastered and expanded mode, of their debut album, they’ve continued to play, write and record together and The Return is complete with this release. Original band members Alan Tyler (acoustic guitar, vocals),Sean Read (keys and horns), Patrick Arbuthnot (pedal steel), Andrew Hackett (guitar) and Dave Morgan (drums) are joined by Mark Duncan on bass to complete the line-up.
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Having established a reputation for producing cerebral Americana with their previous album and EP offerings on this their third full length Frontier Ruckus stretch their legs and release a twenty track collection Eternity of Dimming through Loose in the UK and Quite Scientific Records in the US.
Double albums are somewhat of a rarity these days often the reserve of those in the twilight of their careers or reserved for Best Of’s and compilations, they are by no means easy projects to pull of successfully – in a world inhabited by music consumed with the instant gratification of a single download or a cherry picked selection of album highlights then the feat of creating an album that engages, enthrals and talks to the listener for ninety minutes is not to be under estimated, for existing admirers of Frontier Ruckus there will be a few surprises the band have . . . → Read More: Frontier Ruckus – Eternity of Dimming