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Abdoujaparov live at The Marrs Bar 

With support from Skewwhiff 

Friday 22nd August 2014 

£6 in advance £7 on the door 

Doors 8:00pm, tickets available from The Marrs Bar, Music City and


Ex Carter USM man Les Carter’s ‘new’ band Abdoujaparov have been touring worldwide for the past 12 years, making friends, breaking stuff and generally rockin’ people’s socks.

The band is named after disgraced professional cyclist Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. famous for running over a police officer on the Champs Elysees during the Tour De France and allegedly taking too many drugs.

Abdou have made 3 albums and numerous singles and EPs.

Our fourth album, Seaside Arcade Bingo Patrol is produced by Micky Strickson, who is quite frankly a bit of a genius. It was released in May 2014 to a fabulous reaction.

2014 is already shaping up to be a good year for us with festival season booking up quite nicely. 

Skewwhiff have recently released their debut album on Wholehog recordings. Although it’s been five years in the making, Skewwhiff are certainly not slackers. This female fronted four piece have played festivals and gigs extensively, honing the songs and the set in preparation ‘for Nice Little Upper’.

Genre is always a poser when faced with such variety of sound, so the fact that Skewwhiff have not been out of place supporting bass legend Mike Watt’s brand of jazz/punk and Brit-pop pioneers Dodgy, demonstrates the difficulty in pinning a pithy label to this bunch of misfits.

The majority of the album was recorded at Tower Studios with Dave Draper (Kerbdog, [spunge], Merrymouth) at the helm, with three tracks having been previously recorded with Nigel Clark, and is due to be released via The Whole Hog Recordings in April. The Whole Hog are also responsible for Slap Magazine (Supporting Local Artists and Performers), which further shows that Skewwhiff are fully ensconced in a thriving local music scene. 



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With a killer single already under their belt in ‘Werewolves’, and the release of their album ‘Raise The People’ on the horizon, Melbourne trio Calling All Cars have well and truly entered 2014 with all guns blazing.

Next up from the band is ‘Standing In The Ocean’, the second single from their highly anticipated long play, which will be out July 28th through Cooking Vinyl.

Watch the video here:

Produced by Steve Schram (Clairey Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Eagle and The Worm, Little Birdy, The Vasco Era) and Tom Larkin (Shihad, Strangers, Young and Restless, Bodyjar, The Getaway Plan), ‘Standing In The Ocean’ sees the band continue on a path of experimentation that’s bound to win over new listeners, but with the awesome hooks old Calling All Cars fans know and love.

Lead singer and principal songwriter Haydn Ing describes the inception of the track as“one of those songs that just came to me, almost like it had to get out and be heard”. And that is certainly apparent upon listening to the punch that ‘Standing In The Ocean’ packs. The inspiration for the song stems from the issue of putting your full trust in someone, only to realise that this was a stupid decision. But the really interesting thing about the track is how it came about being recorded.

Ing wrote the song in a mere 15 minutes, and the band recorded their demo the next day in the short space of three hours, utilising Ing’s small home studio set up. Extreme noise restrictions saw them throw blankets and pillows over the top of their makeshift drum kit and amp-less bass so as to not annoy the neighbours.

“The finished product is literally the first time we ever played the song, so there’s a desperation and an excitement captured in there that can sometimes be very hard to reproduce. And if you listen carefully, you might even hear my next door neighbour’s dog.”

You’ll be singing along to the chorus of this one in no time.

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The New Union
Video for ‘Believe in Nothing’ online now 

Single released Aug 4th via Fandango/Fierce Panda

Fast rising Brighton band The New Union have unveiled the epic new video for their forthcoming single ‘Believe in Nothing’, released via Fandango/Fierce Panda on August 4th. Watch now on YouTube.

Clocking up thousands of plays on Soundcloud in the first few days of going online, the track amply shows The New Union’s undeniable pop sensibilities under a darker lyrical approach. Of the video, frontman Richard says: “When we set out to create the video for ‘Believe in Nothing’ we wanted to show a progression from what we have visually done before. We decided to create a sense of contrast in the video of a dark concept with bright colours. Unlike our previous videos where we purposefully limited ourselves either to a single space or theme, ‘Believe in Nothing’ displays the dynamics and emotions of the song through various elements and events.”

The New Union play a single launch show at The Sebright Arms, London on Wednesday 6th August, alongside Fierce Panda label mates Longfellow.

Live Date: 

Wednesday 6th August – The Sebright Arms, London      TICKETS


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Entitled ‘Between Wine and Blood”, New Model Army will release this new album on September 8th.

The album is both a brand new studio mini-album of 6 new songs and an 11 track live album recorded on the band’s current “Between Dog and Wolf” tour.

“Between Dog and Wolf”, released last September, received some of New Model Army’s best ever reviews in their 34 year career and was certainly their fastest selling album in 20 years, charting top 30 in UK and Germany and the major European tour through the end of last year reflected this success. The live album features songs recorded at London, Nottingham, Cambridge, Cologne and Amsterdam.

“Between Wine and Blood” will be available as a limited edition double CD hardback book pack, a double vinyl gatefold album and digitally. It will be available to pre-order from Tuesday 15th July. Initial quantities of CD and LP will be signed by the band and available individually, together or as a bundle with a brand new t-shirt featuring Joolz Denby’s album artwork.  Pre-Orders are from:

The band will be playing new songs on the forthcoming Between Dog and Wolf European tour part 2 in October and on the already announced special double set “Between Wine And Blood” shows in selected European cities in December.  The UK dates are:

December 12th
The Forum, Kentish Town

December 13th

Rock City, Nottingham


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1st SEPTEMBER, 2014



“Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year” Huffington Post

“If smart, intricate lyrics are your thing, check out ‘Love We Are We Love’…” – American Songwriter


Alternative U.S Folk-pop duo The Sea The Sea (Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley) are excited to announce the UK release of their acclaimed debut album Love We Are We Love on September 1, 2014.

LOVE WE ARE WE LOVE, released in the US earlier this year, is an ethereal force blending two voices to form a single sound, which is at once effortless, yet powerful and demands your full attention. The name, The Sea The Sea is borrowed from Xenophon’s Anabasis – the ancient Greek soldiers’ cry of joy when returning home from battle.

The two first met 8 years ago, but didn’t form as a duo until 2011 when respective life experience brought them together again. Through early cowriting, it was obvious they had stumbled upon something truly special that became the foundation for the path to this debut record. Once they began writing and singing together, it didn’t take long for Chuck and Mira to weave their many voices into one.

They’ve already received praise from NPR and No Depression and now, by enlisting the careful production of Todd Sickafoose (An DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Nels Andrews), with accompaniment like tuned wineglasses and swathing strings, they’ve created an honest and ethereal debut album.

The Sea The Sea’s harmonies weave back and forth to form an unmistakable and magnetic sound, reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or, more recently, The Lone Bellow and The Milk Carton Kids. Through their gorgeous recordings of personal accounts marked with memorable melodies, Love We Are We Love is sure to be a favorite of 2014. // //
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