Inhale… Exhale… OK, Now You Can Panic!
The new album by The Penny Black Remedy
Label: SOUNDINISTAS Cat No: SNDS10058
Format CD / Download
Distributed by CADIZ
Release date Monday 15 July 2013
The Penny Black Remedy are delighted to announce that they will be releasing their new album, Inhale… Exhale… OK, Now You Can Panic! As a taster for the new album, the song ‘Some People Just Don’t Know When To Quit’ is available as a download single now, accompanied by the exclusive non-album B-Side, ‘Miserlou’ (TPBR’s unique take on the Dick Dale classic and a staple of their live set).
The band will launch the album with a special show at The Water Rats, London onThursday 13 June.
With their high octane live sets and unique musical fusion of Americana, Punk, Folk and Ska, The Penny Black Remedy have been thrilling crowds across the UK and the rest of Europe since the band’s inception in London in 2007. Their live performances, as forceful as party political campaign rallies, but unlike those – honest to the core, have seen them build a fiercely loyal following, many of whom happily brave many miles and borders to see them. Songwriter Keith M Thomson’s fine blend of darkly humorous lyrics and joyful life affirming melodies have enticed diverse, international, audiences to fully engage in their distinctively interactive shows by enthusiastically singing-along to every word. Some of these songs can be found on their album, ‘No One’s Fault But Your Own’ (released on their own independent label, Soundinistas, and globally distributed by Cadiz Music).
Thomson says: “The fact that most of my songs are about death, lost love, living in a constant state of crippling paranoid fear and coping with the daily grind of everyday life is irrelevant. Encouraging people to sing loudly and out of tune about the absurdity of general existence seems to instil a sense of comfort and emotional unity….I think.”
Joining Thomson in his colourful and culturally diverse collective are Croatian vocalist Marijana Hajdarhodzic, and Dutch drummer Wilco van Eijk. Keith, Marijana and Wilco were proud to recently welcome UK Subs and Flying Padovanis legend Paul Slack on bass duties. Since last year, TPBR have on occasion been joined on stage by exceedingly energetic and equally charismatic brass section, The Horns of Fury.
The Penny Black Remedy’s highlights so far have included sharing bills with bands such as the Buzzcocks and Fishbone, being voted by the audience in the ‘top 3 best acts’ at Larmer Tree Festival, and playing festival scene few years running (Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Larmer Tree), The Guardian’ Robin Denselow stating that the song ‘I Won’t Argue When I’m Dead’ is “Quite simply, the finest country sing-along I’ve heard on the vexed pop topic of how one’s body should be disposed of after death”.
“This track [‘You Have Wasted Your Life, Now Please Stop Wasting Your Money’]will become your summer anthem.” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
“The Penny Black Remedy could well be one of London’s best kept secrets .. but not for much longer.” Clink Magazine
“This band have everything, energy, attitude, contagious lyrics and killer tunes.”Rhythm & Booze
“No One’s Fault But Your Own is an earthshaking cauldron of ska, blues and rock’n’roll” Musicians Magazine
“No One’s Fault But Your Own is a storming debut album that includes everything.”Noize Makes Enemies
UK quintet The Afterparty announce new UK tour dates for June & July plus a special appearance at Download Festival 2013 opening the Jager Acoustic Stage on Saturday, June 15th.
Vocalist Nic Matthews says he is “stoked to be heading out on the road again and to be invited to play Download is a dream come true”.
15th – Download Festival
20th – Mad Ferret, Preston*
21st – The Tunnels, Aberdeen*
22nd – The Basement, Leicester*
23rd – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff*
24th – Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury*
*with Next Stop Atlanta
17th – B2, Norwich
18th – The Flapper, Birmingham
19th – Islington Academy 2, London
21st – Joiners, Southampton
22nd – CLWB Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd – The Underground, Stoke
24th – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
25th – Brickyard, Carlisle
26th – Space Bar, Newcastle
27th – Fac251, Manchester
You can view The Afterparty’s latest video for ‘Liar, Liar’ here:
New track ‘Time Erases Time (Strung Out)’ now streaming
Debut Album ‘Lift Your Existence’
UK release date – 22nd July, 2013
STREAM ‘TIME ERASES TIME (STRUNG OUT)’
“Night Verses are a band on the brink of exploding.” – Kerrang! (5/5)
“A band bursting with potential” – Rock Sound (8/10)
“An absolute gem.” – Big Cheese (4/5)
Night Verses’ debut album ‘Lift Your Existence’ will be released in the UK on 22nd July and the band have just posted a new track from the record online. Vocalist Douglas Robinson comments – “Lyrically, I wanted to travel to somewhere as raw and as energetic as possible because that’s where I feel this track takes the listener. For personal reasons, I was battling myself over the course of time and when we had started to demo this song, I had finally come to the realization that I’m exactly where I ‘m supposed to be with who I’m supposed to be with.”
Douglas Robinson, along with guitarist Nick DePirro, bassist Reilly Herrera, and drummer Aric Improta, write music that any listener craving authenticity can embrace. Night Verses’ sophisticated and deliberate approach assumes a level of intellectualism of the listener, while at the same time begging them to simply let go.
Early 2013 found the band teaming up with producer Kris Crummett (who also produced their first EP) to track a collection of songs that runs the gamut from apocalyptic to tender, intensely virtuosic to brutally vulnerable. The quartet collaborated from opposite coasts to write and refine this material which expands upon the ‘Out Of The Sky’ EP and captures the energy of their scorching live shows. Night Verses made their first trip to the UK in the early stages of their existence, playing some of their first ever live shows on their ‘Out Of The Sky’ tour, as well as proving their unique abilities at Hevy festival where they picked up glowing reviews across the board. Recent U.S. tours with letlive., HRVRD, and Wilson have only brought the anticipation of their next move to fever pitch.
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