The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint street
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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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: http://newmodelarmy.tmstor.es/
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:
The Forum, Kentish Town
Rock City, Nottingham
THE SEA THE SEA
ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM // LOVE WE ARE WE LOVE //
1st SEPTEMBER, 2014
UK TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
“If smart, intricate lyrics are your thing, check out ‘Love We Are We Love’…” – American Songwriter
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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