EP ‘SEEN LEAVING’ DUE FOR RELEASE ON SEPT 29TH
BAND TO PLAY LONDON’S HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN ON SEPT 8TH
Reporters – Seen Leaving EP
Phret Records 29th Sept
EP Launch, 8 September, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
“THEY’RE FANTASTIC” – Simon Raymonde – Amazing Radio/ Bella Union
“These guys are great, pure rock n roll” – Catfish & the bottlemen
REPORTERS are a two piece band from Buckinghamshire featuring song writer Dan Stock (vocals/guitars) and Josh Ringsell (drums/backing vocals). With real heads for song craft on the bodies of such young musicians, both still 17 years old, the Seen Leaving EP perfectly captures the sprit, zeal, fizz and electricity of what it is to be young and restless in 2014.
With a raft of successful city shows under their belts already, and being granted the opportunity to gig with some of their own personal favourites in bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen and Merchandise, Reporters marry the influence of Damon Albarn, Nick Cave, John Cooper Clarke and Arctic Monkeys to produce something that sounds like an even snottier version of early 00’s The Cribs, given a slightly more sophisticated posture.
On an EP that showcases just how much they’ve refined their sound already, without losing any of their early passion and exuberance, it’s lead track Hold The Controls that starts proceedings, set in the world of the literal, where life is controlled by a TV remote. For Reporters, it’s about being young, not being stuck on the same page, moving on and being in control. As the band put it, “so you’re not stuck watching Antiques Roadshow all your life”. As far as introductions go, Hold The Controls is over before you’ve realised how great it was.
Seen Leaving EP Tracklisting:
1. Hold The Controls
2. Have You Got a Good Side?
3. Take My Eyes
ELLIOTT BROOD TO RELEASE ‘WORK AND LOVE’, THE FOLLOW-UP TO THEIR JUNO AWARD-WINNING ALBUM ‘DAYS INTO YEARS’
‘Work and Love’ be released 21st October 2014 via Paper Bag Records
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On 21st October 2014, Toronto trio Elliott BROOD will release their highly anticipated new album, ‘Work and Love’ (Paper Bag Records), the album is the follow-up to ‘Days Into Years,’ which won a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For ‘Work and Love,’ Elliott BROOD withdrew to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario where they recorded nine songs in two weeks with producer Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Millan) – their first time working with an outside producer. The result is their most personal and urgent album to date, with rock influences that nod as much to Neil Young & Crazy Corse, as much as Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown.
Seattle radio giant, KEXP recently premiered “Jigsaw Heart,” the first new song ‘Work and Love,’ calling it the bands “most adventurous album to date”
On ‘Work and Love,’ Elliott BROOD’s two songwriters Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso decided to mine the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. ‘Work and Love’ also serves as a eulogy for the moments on the doorstep of manhood: first loves, lost loves, and young men’s just desserts.
Select tracks on the album feature Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour) on pedal steel and John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer) on bass. ‘Work and Love’ is Elliott BROOD at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.
Elliott BROOD have confirmed pre-release shows at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall on 17th September 2014, D.C’s Black Cat Backstage on 18th September 2014, and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN on 20-21st September 2014 (full schedule below). More dates will soon be announced.
Elliott BROOD are:
• Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, vocals)
• Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals)
• Stephen Pitkin (percussion, drums, piano, vocals)
1. Little Ones
2. Nothing Left
5. Mission Bell
6. Jigsaw Heart
7. Each Other’s Kids
8. Better Times
9. End of the Day
Elliott BROOD Tour Dates:
23/08/2014 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest Elora
23/08/2014 – Dundas, ON @ The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
30/08/2014 – St. John’s, NL @ Harbourage Music Festival
31/08/2014 – Sun Peaks, BC @ Sun Peaks Summer Concert Stage
17/09/2014 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
18/09/2014 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
20/09/2014 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
21/09/2014 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
25/10/2014 – Bilbao (ESP) @ Sala Azkena
27/10/2014 – Madrid (ESP) @ Boite
28/10/2014 – Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
29/10/2014 – Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
31/10/2014 – Jerez (ESP) @ Serie Z Festival
04/11/2014 – Hamburg (DE) @ Astra Stube
07/11/2014 – Suffolk (UK) @ The Bank Eye
12/11/2014 – Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
13/11/2014 – Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
14/11/2014 – Borger (NL) @ VanSlag
15/11/2014 – Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS SET TO WORK ON STUDIO ALBUM NUMBER SIX WITH “TOP-OF-THE-LINE” TEAM!
Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records.
Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, ‘Nine Lives’ (2013), the brothers – Mikko, Kie& Jonne Von Hertzen – are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala.
Once pre-production is complete, VHB will head across to Canada where recording will start in September; the studio chosen for the task at hand is The Farm (owned and operated by Richardson) in Vancouver – previously the world-renowned Little Mountain Sound Studio, past home to acts such as Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica and The Cult.
Mixing, meanwhile, is set to be handled by Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner whose previous credits include some of the biggest names in rock and metal, the likes of Metallica, Alice In Chains, etc…
Says Garth: “Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone’s iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”
Mikko Von Hertzen adds: “For the past five years, we’ve been working hard on building an international set up, and now, with our sixth album on the way, the collective feeling is that we need to up it a gear and just go for it! From the outset, the idea was to find a producer who knows his stuff, is experienced, has a vision, and thus something concrete to offer our music. With Garth, things clicked from the first meeting, and what was really encouraging was his enthusiasm for our new material. Of course, we’re really looking forward to recording in a studio like The Farm – there’s legendary vibes in that place! But it’s even more thrilling to create our music with a top-of-the-line team. Randy Staub is another world class pro who needs no introducing. The work of Randy & Garth simply speaks for itself!”
Further details of this forthcoming record will be revealed in due course.
‘On The Rocks’ is built around strident, muscular songwriting. Staring life’s problems straight in the eye, The Rural Alberta Advantage pour their folk inflections into something engaging and probing. – Clash
BAND TO TOUR UK IN NOVEMBER
The Rural Alberta Advantage have unveiled another song from their upcoming third album Mended With Gold. Listen to “On The Rocks” here. Mended With Gold, will be released on September 29th. The twelve-track album was recorded at Toronto’s Candle Recording with the band’s long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, F*cked Up). Pre-order the albumhere from Paper Bag Records or here from iTunes. UK live dates can be found below.
“One of the events which inspired ‘On the Rocks’ is related to my first trip out to Newfoundland well over a decade ago,” says the band’s Nils Edenloff. “So I’m also pretty happy with the double entendre as it relates to the song. We may be the Rural Alberta Advantage, but anyone who knows northern Alberta (i.e. Fort McMurray) will understand that Newfoundland isn’t too far out of my wheelhouse.”
In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPIN, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, among others), two Juno Award nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), the Polaris Music Prize Long List, and a hard earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The RAA’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape.
November Live Dates (UK):
21 Birmingham, The Hair and Hounds
22 Glasgow, Broadcast
24 Leeds, Brundenell Social Club
25 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
26 London, Islington Assembly
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