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A group of fans were the first to enjoy an exclusive listen to the upcoming ‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984’ out through Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on 17th November. The fans gathered in one of Bruce’s favourite record shops, Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank, NJ, where they listened and compared the brand new remasters with the original recordings. Footage of the event and the thoughts of mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Thrill Hill Recording audio engineer and longtime Springsteen audio archivist Toby Scott can be viewed here:
‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984,’ contains remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl.
The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen’s first decade as a recording artist.
Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.
Albums included:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)*
Nebraska (1982)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*
*denotes first time remastered on CD
For more info about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band click here:

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“Sheffield-based purveyors of punk-edged mayhem” – Classic Rock Magazine
“A big, blistering, stoner-beatnik b*stard” – God Is In The TV Zine
“Grizzled, full of scorching guitars, raw vocals and chugging bass, whats not to love?” – Shout4Music

New single ‘LOGGERHEAD’ free download out now via Dirty Fuzz Records

Remember hover boards, DeLoreans, self-drying jackets, Moonwalker, Quantum Leap, Troma, Toxic Waste and power laces? Need to get back to 1985 but lacking in Plutonium? You’re going to like South Yorkshire ex-pit village trio Steel Trees.

Describing their main interest in life as “rocking the f*ck out in the Eternal Bog of Stench” and obsessed with all things 80’s and 90’sthe band are today giving away their new single ‘Loggerhead’ for free download via Dirty Fuzz Records.

With all the crunch and angular rock of fellow Yorshire-men Hawk Eyes, the single throws in a seasonal mix of horror from Danzig-era Misfits and the wild-eyed exuberance of Baby Godzilla’s frenzied performances.

Listen here:

The band’s proximity to the Steel City of Sheffield and their grounding in Yorkshire’s thriving rock scene has clearly had an influence on their latest material; their chunky, driving riffs have been picking up very early introducing support from Classic Rock Magazine, BBC Introducing and Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music, whilst their underground debut LP ‘Attack Of The Stoner Zombie Killer Kids’ led to a slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Scotland’s T In The Park Festival.

The boys have also been busy on the road mopping up local supports slot with an impressive list of names including Dinosaur Jr, Turbowolf, Dinosaur Pile Up, Jim Jones Revue, Amazing Snakeheads, Holy Mountain, Baby Godzilla, Qemists and more.

Want it heavy this Halloween? ‘Loggerhead’ is the soundtrack you’ve been waiting for.
See Steel Trees live:
1/11/14 Hallowbean @ Simply Skate Arena, Rotherham, UK
supporting ‘Servers’
Find Steel Trees online:
Steel Trees are:
Tom – Guitars, Vocals
Dog – Drums, Vocals
Von – Bass, Vocals


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The Lost Brothers deliver calming video for the gorgeous Spanish Reprise

Put together by Zoe Genders and Melvyn Ternan, the video combines beautiful photography with quirky animation to offer up a magical feel – while the echoes of the album’s artwork add to the sense of identity. “After talking to the boys and getting an idea of where they wanted the video to go visually, we left with the idea of “grand, open, sprawling spaces – large, rich vistas” in our heads and the original artwork created for the new album,” Melvyn said. “Something was itching us and we finally landed on our final influence: Edweard Muybridge and both his photographic work and ‘studies’ in motion work.


Both these bodies of work, often celebrated and discussed by animators, had never really met in any way before now and are sometimes believed to have been created by two different people.” The motion studies were handcut and put against the time-lapsed background, with the directors keen to avoid digitising the process where possible, and the result certainly looks worthy of the effort invested.


The Lost Brothers Announce New Album New Songs of Dawn and Dust

Out Now on Lojinx


The Lost Brothers 4th album, New Songs Of Dawn and Dust, is the start of something new for the Irish duo. Their previous release, 2012’s “The Passing Of The Night”, was the closing chapter in a trilogy of records that started with their debut album “Trails of the Lonely” in 2008.


Since forming in Liverpool in 2007 the songwriting duo has chosen to collaborate with other artists on each album, recording in Portland with Mike Coykendall and Adam Selzer, in Sheffield with Richard Hawley’s band and inNashville with Brendan Benson and members of Old Crow Medicine Show and The Cardinals, respectively. So it’s somehow fitting the band have returned to Liverpool, to record the first of a new trilogy with Bill Ryder-Jones, solo artist and former guitarist of local heroes The Coral, at the production helm.


Recording was scheduled to begin when Ryder-Jones returned from touring as guest guitarist with the Arctic Monkeys. “Everyone was busy so we waited til the stars aligned and then went for it! We felt like we had a dream team of pals to make the album we really wanted.” explains Oisin. “We flew in from appearing on Russian national TV in Moscow straight into the studio to record the record”.


From the 30 songs written on the road, 15 were selected for the studio, recording 12 and 9 appearing on the album with three instrumentals. All recorded and mixed in 7 days at Parr Street Studios.


It’s no surprise that gigs in the last few years with luminaries such as Brendan Benson, The Frames, Billy Bragg, John Prine, Squeeze and, most recently, The Delines have landed them plenty of vocal support from their musical mentors & peers.


“Once in a while you hear voices that stop you in your tracks. The Lost Brothers are the real deal. They have the most beautiful harmonies around, and what sets them apart is that they have the songs to back it up.”  – Willy Vlautin (author, Richmond Fontaine, The Delines)


“If there’s any justice under the moon and the stars the Lost Brothers will come through!”

- Mike Scott (The Waterboys)


The duo have also made fans at radio and TV, with appearances & plays on NPR’s Mountain Stage in the US and Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan and Bob Harris in the UK. They have performed on the BBC’s Culture Show and Celtic Connections and on Irish TV’s esteemed Other Voices and The Late Late Show.


October 2012 saw The Lost Brothers complete an extensive US tour with Glen Hansard and in March 2013 they played the legendary Midnight Ramble at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, followed by the Midnight Ramble Concert For Levon in Texas.


The band describe musical influences that range from Ennio Morricone

to Jack Nitzsche to Beck, from Chuck Berry to Harry Nilsson, from Sweeney’s Men to Van Morrison, from Bob Dylan to Lou Reed and Nick Cave.


“This new album steps away from the strictly folk/americana thing and opens up a new door for us,” says Oisin.


New Songs Of Dawn and Dust will be the duo’s second full length release on British indie Lojinx.  The album will be out on CD, LP & digital on September 22nd.


Forthcoming dates are as follows:


Sat 01 Nov 2014         Dolans Warehouse     Limerick, Ireland

Sun 02 Nov 2014 The Harbour Bar    Bray, Ireland

Mon 03 Nov 2014 Mick Murphy’s Bar           Ballymore Eustace, Ireland

Thu 06 Nov 2014        Middle Earth Music Club Naas           Naas, Ireland

Fri 07 Nov 2014          Whelan’s         Dublin, Ireland


Sun 09 Nov 2014 Sneaky Pete’s       Edinburgh, UK

Mon 10 Nov 2014 The Castle Manchester    Manchester, UK

Tue 11 Nov 2014        Hare & Hounds – Venue 2      Birmingham, UK

Wed 12 Nov 2014 St Pancras Old Church    London, UK

Thu 13 Nov 2014        Komedia Brighton       Brighton, UK

Sat 15 Nov 2014         St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church      Sheffield, UK Tickets

Sun 16 Nov 2014 Brudenell Social Club        Leeds, UK

Mon 17 Nov 2014 Studio 2 Parr Street          Liverpool, UK


Wed 19 Nov 2014 Kenny’s Bar          Lahinch, Ireland

Thu 20 Nov 2014        Róisín Dubh    Galway, Ireland

Fri 21 Nov 2014          Sandino’s        Derry, UK

Sat 22 Nov 2014         Mcgrory’s        Donegal, Ireland

Wed 26 Nov 2014 Errigle Inn             Belfast, UK

Fri 28 Nov 2014          Kulturzentrum Kammgarn      Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Wed 03 Dec 2014 Solstice Arts Centre          Navan, Ireland

Sat 06 Dec 2014         Coughlan’s Live          Cork, Ireland



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Balsamo Deighton, Red Sky July, Raintown, Lucy-May & Frankie Davies.


Monday November 24th 2014. Doors 6pm. Show starts 6.45pm


229 Club, Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN


Tickets £12.50 in advance from:



Grass Roots Music UK is an alliance formed by the representatives of British artists in the folk, roots and country genres. With media support for these genres being at an all-time recent high, the aim is to further develop the profile of these and other artists amongst both media and fans alike.  The London show in November is the first step towards a UK tour with plans already being discussed for shows in America to include Nashville.


Jamie Spencer, who manages Lucy-May said “The original idea was to look at a tour akin to old Motown or Stiff tours where we get several acts together on the road so instead of playing to only a few people, they can draw a far bigger crowd with support from local media. I dare not call it a movement but there is something going on here and we believe we should make the most of it, let’s hope this is the start of something that will grow and grow”.


Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton first met and bonded over a love of 70’s singer/ songwriters, country music and cake. When Rosalie joined Steve’s highly regarded band The Storys, they took it as a sign that one day they would record together. Influenced by everyone from Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Balsamo Deighton’s songs pretty much nod, wink and steal from them all. Their debut album will be released in @balsamodeighton


Red Sky July – husband and wife Ally Mcerlaine (Texas) and Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic) along with Charity Hair (Alice Band) – have been touring incessantly off the back of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Shadowbirds’ which entered the official UK country music chart at #3 and was described by one reviewer as being “unrivalled as the best 2014 UK release in the country and roots genre”. As well as their own headline shows, Red Sky July have been appearing as special guests of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Steve Earle, 10cc, Mary Gauthier and Sheryl Crow. @redskyjuly


Lucy-May, whose first single ‘Paper Heart’ was playlisted by BBC Radio 2,has now finished recording her self-funded debut album in Nashville with award-winning writer and producer Jeff Cohen. The first single ‘Whirlwind’ is released in January 2015 with the album following in March.  @LucyMayOfficial


Fresh from winning’s ‘Country Artist of the Year 2014’ – their 5th award in 3 years – the multi-award winning and history making duo Raintown are fast gaining the reputation as one of the hottest Country acts in Europe. The recently married couple, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur-Bain, fuse a passion for Country Music with their eclectic musical influences and continue the tradition of exciting new music emerging from



Jersey’s Frankie Davies’ debut release ‘Superman’ received national airplay on BBC Radio 2 & a trip to Nashville with Whispering Bob Harris followed where she performed at The Americana Music Festival for BBC Introducing. Frankie’s second single ‘Shivers’ is out soon, followed by a 5 track EP in 2015. @frankierdavies

Running order:

6pm             Doors

6.45pm       Balsamo Deighton

7.15pm       Red Sky July

7.45pm       Lucy-May

8.15pm       Raintown

8.45pm       Frankie Davies

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Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation to sign a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – to its formidable and expanding roster, boasting the best in hard rock and heavy metal. 
The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015.
“We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records. and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn’t be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Traumawith their help,” says frontman Brock Lindow. “20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!”
Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, “We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fan-base. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.”
36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004’s A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.
To celebrate the fresh label partnership, the band has shared the new song “Also Am I”, which is available as a stream. Listen to it here:-

This new song is merely a taste of what’s to come… 
36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of US tour dates, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here’s to 20 more years of bringing the rock!


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