Ellen & The Escapades have made the title track from their upcoming release All The Crooked Scenes available to stream on Soundcloud along with This Ace I’ve Burned, the formal album release (digital is already in the hands of those who Pledged) is April 16th and the title track is released as a digital single and on good old-fashioned vinyl 7″ on April 2nd.
The band will be touring in support of the album from April 15th
Sun 15 April, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Mon 16 April, The Lexington, London
Tue 17 April, Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
Wed 18 April, Thekla, Bristol
Thu 19 April, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Fri 20 April, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow
Sat 21 April, Cluny, Newcastle
Sun 22 April, The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Mon 23 April, The Haunt, Brighton
Tue 24 April, South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Stumbled across The Hangover Lounge recently on Bandcamp and they were offering a Limited Edition 10″ EP that included a couple of tracks from familiar artists,for a fiver the EP was impossible to resist and I was duly rewarded.
The EP features are total of six tracks all of which you can listen to on the widget below, including an acoustic version of Standard Fare’s ‘Darth Vader’ and a track from Nat Johnson and the Figureheads ‘Wifery’, along with the quality EP you get the obligatory download and the label throw in a couple of posters and badges too.
Righteous rock demanding of volume from the land down under We Make The Music is a album to turn up loud and enjoy the universal themes of rock ‘n’ roll, the lost days of ‘our’ youth Fourteen, girl trouble Dragon on my Chain, giving the two finger salute ‘the man’’ Anthem for the Unimpressed and the cost of following the dream The Price you Pay.
The band go back a few years and started as a Stewart Cunningham solo project before expanding to a full band line up, mainstay and primary wordsmith Cunningham (electric, slide, dobro, mandolin, gob iron) has got a trio of fine musicians and contributors together for the latest incarnation of the Wollongong NSW band, the guys making the music are; Michael Boyle (guitars, backing vocals), Dillon Hicks (drums, percussion) and Adam ‘Reggie’ Screen (bass).
Having played and rehearsed together for almost 2 years the album is a fine result of the hard work, a dozen original tracks with a couple of instrumentals sequed into the track sequencing, the album is a fine listen indeed with a number of stand out tracks including The Price You Pay which you can pick up through the Bandcamp widget below. With echo’s of the 70’s threaded through the album it’s a great to see the band making the album available in ‘retro-format’ vinyl, the guys were kind enough to ship a CD 10000+ miles to me so it’s only fair I repay them, I’ve ordered my copy get yours from Spain’s Bang Records.