FAT WHITE FAMILY
New single SPECIAL APE
Released 27th May on Trashmouth Records
Label: Trashmouth Records
- BBC 6 Music Blog Awards
“Fat White Family are sick. I don’t mean this like, they’re well sick la, like some scouse teenager would have said eight years ago. I mean, they’re seriously not well… they’re also slightly brilliant” - The Quietus
“A sleaze infested groove machine banging out taut, sex-electrified jams… Buy it!” - Vice
“A glorious, glorious mess.” - Crack Magazine
“Brilliant macabre lullaby- sung over a shonky casio metronome, full of nasty asides about druggy co-dependence” - Drowned In Sound
“It’s fun, but it’s certainly not clean” - Q Magazine
Fat White Family have released the video for their next single Special Ape, which premiered Vice’s Noisey. The single is released 27th May on Trashmouth Records and is taken from their debut album Champagne Holocaust. Special Ape is an acid drop insight into the disturbing and messed up life they lead in their Brixton Mecca - The Queen’s Head, all compressed into 2 minute head fuck by director Lou Smith.
Special Ape link: http://youtu.be/gK2T90NsoC8
Special Ape embed: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/gK2T90NsoC8” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Special Ape on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/fat-white-family-special-ape-official-video
Fat White Family, are a band who’ve burst onto the scene after crawling out from the crevices of Peckham and Brixton to receive acclaim from critics and fans alike for their debut album, Champaign Holocaust, which came out at the beginning of the month.
Still fighting the good fight against the yuppie gentrification of Brixton, Fat White Family, broke through into mainstream media after their pivotal presence at the Brixton Thatcher Party which saw their faces beamed all around the UK including getting the front page on The Independent I Newspaper.
Despite the inevitable incidents of chaos, blood, nudity and weirdness that seem to have plagued/fueled this first year of their mission, they are still the band that everyone in London wants to see.
Fat White Family’s critically acclaimed debut album Champagne Holocaust is available now.
iTunes download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/champagne-holocaust/id622876629
Limited edition vinyl: http://fatwhitefamily.bandcamp.com/album/champagne-holocaust
23rd May @ Tipsy Bar, 20 Stoke Newington Road, N16 // with The Wytches
8th June @ Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, E2
The New Mendicants
Norman Blake & Joe Pernice hook up! UK dates in July.
Joe Pernice & Norman Blake photo by L.Stein
‘Australia 2013 EP’ – STREAM HERE
One Little Indian, July 8th 2013
CD/ DL - Cat. No. TPLP1209CD/ TPLP1209DL
TRACKLIST: 1. This Time (Andrew Farriss) 2. Follow You Down (The New Mendicants) 3. High on the Skyline (The New Mendicants) 4. I Don’t Want Control Of You (Blake) 5. Amazing Glow (Pernice) 6. Sarasota (The New Mendicants)
Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.
A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.
Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants and the trio are currently recording a debut album together for release in early 2014.
For now, and by way of an introduction, the ‘Australia 2013’ EP (One Little Indian, 8th July) boasts three new compositions, an unexpected and lovely INXS cover, and revisits Teenage Fanclub’s ‘I Don’t Want Control Of You’*and The Pernice Brothers ‘Amazing Glow’~ for good measure.
The New Mendicants bring a two-man show (Norman & Joe) to these shores for live dates in JULY 2013 as follows:
7th Dublin, Whelans www.tickets.ie
8th Cambridge, Cambridge Portland Arms
9th Bristol, Colston Hall 2
10th London, The Lexington
11th Nottingham, The Glee
12th Birmingham, The Glee
13th Manchester, Deaf Institute
14th Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
15th Glasgow, Mono
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.
*originally from Songs From Northern Britain, 1997
~originally from Discover A Lovelier You, 2005
NEW ALBUM ‘I’M LEAVING’ OUT TODAY – STREAM IT
FREE ‘DANCING ANYMORE’ REMIX
PART 1 OF NOISEY DOCUMENTARY OF THEIR MONGOLIAN TRIP
IS TROPICAL release their second album ‘I’m Leaving’ today on French record label Kitsuné.
Whilst racking up enough hedonistic experiences to last a lifetime, IS TROPICAL have been busy learning some important musical lessons: namely, that 100mph craziness isn’t necessarily all you need to make a record. ‘I’m Leaving’ marks itself out as a distinct progression from its predecessor. Produced by seasoned pro and friend of the band Luke Smith (Depeche Mode, Foals), ‘Dancing Anymore’ features a duet between Gary and his girlfriend – one of many tracks on the record that, again for the first time, feature a female vocal (the rest are provided by Crystal Fighters‘ singer Ellie Fletcher).
STREAM ‘I’M LEAVING’ HERE: https://soundcloud.com/istropical/sets/is-tropical-im-leaving
Back in April, IS TROPICAL decided they wanted to be one of the first bands to play in Mongolia. They headed over there and took NOISEY with them to report on their amazing trip. Here is the first part of the documentary which resulted from it:
WATCH NOISEY’S DOCUMENTARY HERE: http://youtu.be/NKAk3x-QZI4
The Guardian joined the Mongolian party too, here is their recollection of it: The Guardian: IS TROPICAL in Mongolia
Last week IS TROPICAL released the first single off the record ‘Dancing Anymore‘, which came accompanied by a VERY NSFW VIDEO directed by Megaforce, which is fastly approaching 900K views. Now the band has made a remix available for free here:
DOWNLOAD ‘DANCING ANYMORE (SPECTRUM PARK REMIX): https://soundcloud.com/istropical/is-tropical-dancing-anymore-2
IS TROPICAL play:
23 May – Hoxton Gallery – ALBUM LAUNCH – London, UK
23rd August – Reading Festival – Reading, UK
24th August – leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
5th-7th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
THE BAND PERRY
Released in the UK on June 10th via Decca Records/ Universal
Hot sibling trio, The Band Perry, will be releasing their second album ‘Pioneer’ in the UK via Decca Records/ Universal on June 10th.
Since releasing their platinum selling self-titled debut album, (which topped the UK iTunes country charts in 2012), The Band Perry have ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by the charismatic Kimberly Perry, (who started her first band at the age of 15), and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, they have notched up a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum ‘If I Die Young’, (the third highest selling country digital single of all time), the platinum ‘You Lie’, and the Country No. 1 ‘All Your Life’. They’ve also enjoyed sold-out tours and one-off gigs, (including an Autumn 2012 show at Koko which sold out within minutes of going on sale), and a showering of honors, including multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music award wins, as well as Grammy, Teen Choice, AMA, ACA, and Billboard Music award nominations — all of which has cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest crossover country acts in recent history.
Tipped by Justin Timberlake as one of the must-buy albums of the year, ‘Pioneer’, sees The Band Perry collaborate with an impressive list of notable contributors – from award winning producer Dann Huff, (LeAnne Rhymes, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill), and executive producer Scott Borchetta, (of Taylor Swift’s Big Machine Label Group) to Rick Rubin.
Taken as a whole, ‘Pioneer’ enables The Band Perry to accomplish one of its primary goals: to bring the romantic mystique of bands back to music — something they’ve dreamed of doing ever since forming the group in Mobile, Alabama, where the Perry kids moved with their parents after a childhood spent in Jackson, Mississippi.
The result is a collection of rock tinged country crossover stompers, such as forthcoming single ‘Done’ (an empowerment anthem about how you feel when you’ve given the best of yourself and it’s still not good enough), and the Queen-influenced, ‘Forever Mine Nevermind’. Other highlights include more vulnerable, pensive songs such as title track ‘Pioneer’, ‘Don’t let Me Be Lonely’, and ‘Mother Like Mine’, alongside the Southern Gothic culture influenced, ‘Better Dig Two’, which is shaping up to be the band’s fastest-rising track in the U.S. to date with 650,000 downloads sold already and counting.
The Band Perry’s Album ‘Pioneer’ and Single ‘Done’ will be released in the UK on June 10th by Decca Records/ Universal
VOODOO SIX EXCLUSIVELY STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO’ VIA SPOTIFY IN THE LEAD UP TO ITS RELEASE ON MAY 27TH, WHEN THE BAND HIT THE ROAD WITH IRON MAIDEN…
LOCKED, LOADED & READY TO GO: British modern hard rockers Voodoo Six’s new studio album, ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’, is now exclusively available to stream via Spotify, a week ahead of its official release on May 27th 2013.
This much-anticipated outing will be available from May 27th, coinciding with the first date of V6’s European tour with UK metal legends Iron Maiden. The tour will include major festival appearances, including Download Festival, Graspop, SeeRock and TopFest, plus several Sonispheres (Barcelona, Madrid, Milan & Amneville).
The new album consists of 11 studio tracks produced by Tony Newton, mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, British Lion). It follows 2010′s ‘Fluke?’ outing, which was released through Classic Rock’s Powerage label and mixed by renowned studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica). At some point in the future, ‘Fluke?’ will see an enhanced re-issue via Spinefarm…
2.All That Glitters
3.Lead Me On
4.Sink Or Swim
5.You Don’t Know
10.Waiting In Line
V6 have gained a loyal following from their impressive portfolio of live activity, which has included several performances at Download, Sonisphere & Bloodstock, as well as touring with Adrenaline Mob, Edguy, Extreme, Michael Monroe & UFO.
Voodoo Six guitarist Chris Jones comments:-
“The album title was something that came about ages ago, but took on another dimension when we heard the news that we’d be going out with Iron Maiden on the ‘Maiden England’ tour. It’s about taking our music further afield, and we can’t wait to play to overseas audiences on this tour!”
Iron Maiden founder & bassist Steve Harris adds:-
“I’ve been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now, and they’ve produced a cracking new album with real promise. It’s great to support true British up ‘n’ coming talent such as theirs, and it will be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”
Steve Harris isn’t the only advocate of the band. After touring with Adrenaline Mob last summer, V6 caught the attention of original Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who has stated: -
“Voodoo Six are a great band with a bright future – cool guys, great players!’
‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ is released worldwide via Spinefarm Records on May 27.
TOUR DATES w/ IRON MAIDEN:-
27 May Bilbao BEC Bilbao, Spain
29 May Atlantic Pavilion Lisbon, Portugal
31 May Sonisphere Madrid, Spain
01 Jun Sonisphere Barcelona, Spain
05 Jun The Bercy Paris, France
08 Jun Sonisphere Milan, Italy
09 Jun Sonisphere Amneville, France
11 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
12 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
15 Jun Download Festival Donington Park, UK
18 Jun Berlin O2 World, Germany
19 Jun Hamburg O2, Germany
21 Jun Graz Seerock Festival Graz, Austria
22 Jun Zurich Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
25 Jun Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Holland
29 Jun Singen-Aach Open Air Arena, Germany
30 Jun Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium
03 Jul Atlas Arena Lodz, Poland
04 Jul Ergo Arena Gdansk, Poland
06 Jul Open Air an der KoPi-Arena Oberhausen, Germany
10 Jul Malmo Stadium, Sweden
13 Jul Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden
24 Jul Piata Constitutiei Bucharest, Romania
26 Jul BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul, Turkey
27 Jul Topfest Piestany, Slovakia
29 Jul Synot Tip Arena Prague, Czech Rep
31 Jul Zagreb Arena, Croatia
For further info head to:
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