CTRONIC-HOUSE TROUBADOURS SEA BED UNVEIL FURTHER TRACK FROM THEIR MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUT EP ROSSO

Check out the amazing mix that the duo have just dropped over at the fantastic Wonderland at this link
Brighton based duo Sea Bed are not your typical electronic act. With an instrument in one hand and an array of tech reserved for the other, Lizzie Massey and Jim Corbin are more than ready to deliver their unique blend of Indie inspired House music. Their debut EP Rosso has all the infectious rhythms and cyclical phrases to inspire a true sense of excitement and euphoria in the most cynical of listeners.Massey (vocals/ bass) and Corbin (guitar/ programming) owe their humble beginnings to a vibrant indie-pop scene in Brighton and found their feet when sharing the stage together as part of home-grown four piece Tiny Dragons. Deciding to take an all-together more electronic route for their musicaloutput, the two artists branched out and formed what is now Sea Bed in 2014.

Despite clinging to their organic influences and using the instruments they grew up playing, Sea Bed steadily introduced a dietary supplement of Berghain influenced Techno, UK Bass and House to aid their craft.

With a penchant for the deeper, distorted and more melodic, Sea Bed blend sampling, song writing and a broad sonic palette to create their vision of a dark dance floor led utopia. As a band, a duo, and as serious musicians, Sea Bed never stays comfortable for long. Their intent is to meld elements of their past and present into music of the future.

Take track 2 ‘Caves’, for instance. The track is built around a nagging electronic earworm of a riff that is reinforced by the jumping and skipping pop-funk bass of Massey. A strong-4-to-the-floor beat adds to the track’s defining features and a stripped back section following the verses precedes the catchy phrase taking centre stage to incur its full infectious effect. This could quite easily be a Disclosure track that the fellow UK duo would be proud of. On penultimate track ‘Haunted’, Corbin’s artistry sets the back drop as Massey’s hypnotically harmonised vocals soar and reverberate over a swirling bass and typically trebly high-hat and snare cracks sound. Hints of electronic producer Baths creeps into the mix.

For hybrid indie-house act Sea Bed the power is very much in their hands. With the continued emergence of duos – namely The XX, Disclosure etc. – their blend of typical band instruments and laptops, drum pads and cabling, finds them with many avenues of opportunity to take their contagious style of music wherever they see fit.

Check out Sea Bed on Official PageFacebookTwitterand SoundCloud

 

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Are you ready for a laugh!

After all it’s Mid-Summer, so not a time to be too serious and Beverley Folk Festival certainly knows how to enjoy itself.

This year to kick off the fun, Patrick Monahan makes a welcome return to Beverley with his brand new, energetically witty and charming family show! Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider!

Early in 2014 he took part in the hit family entertainment series ‘Splash!’ and appeared on the brand new series of ‘Celebrity Squares’ . He was also seen on ‘Fake Reaction’ and on ‘Man Up’ and was a regular 2014 guest on ‘Not The One Show’

His 2013 TV appearances include ‘Comedy Annual’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘Loose Women’, ‘The Wright Stuff’, host of ‘Jongleurs Live!’ and ‘12 Again’.  In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’ and in 2011, he was the winner of the ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’

‘A definite must see’  Edinburgh Festival’s Magazine;   ‘Monahan is a supremely engaging performer, adored by his audiences and capable of some terrific comedy’. The Scotsman

To carry on with the fun on the Saturday, the long time favourites of festivals and clubs around the country, and overseas, the New Rope String Band, return to the festival for the last time before they retire in the Autumn.

Once seen, never forgotten. Combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances that have delighted audiences from Borneo’s Sarawak rainforest to the Shetland Folk Festival. They mix up long-time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material. From musical tennis to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics and live interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected. “They made me laugh until I cried, and played some great music. If the Queen could knight them or something, it would be a good idea.”   Tim O’Brien. “I couldn’t believe what they were doing most of the time. It defied belief, it was really great!” Bob Gibbon,Director, Orkney Folk Festival.

To join the New Rope String Band in the madness on the Saturday night will be Lucy Ward, an award winning 24 year old acoustic artist from Derby who plays guitar, ukulele and concertina as well as having a great voice. Her career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury 2013 and the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2014.  She was named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

“Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.” Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

So, cheer up, there’s lots to smile about at the Beverley Folk Festival this Summer. See you there…..

As always a full programme of events and workshops for younger artists and members of the audience will ensure that all ages are fully catered for over the weekend.

Tickets available for the Weekend, Single days or Individual events – June 19th – 21st.

For further information; list of artists and tickets:   www.beverleyfestival.com  or info@beverleyfestival.com

 

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SOCIAL DISTORTION CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SELF-TITLED ALBUM WITH FULL ALBUM PERFORMANCES DURING EUROPEAN 2015 TOUR

Social Distortion will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their “self-titled” album, by performing the album in its entirety during the upcomingEuropean Tour in April and May this year.

Released in March 1990, Social Distortion was the iconic band’s 3rd album and the first for Epic Records.  It became their best-selling album worldwide, and the first one to enter the Billboard 200 album chart. Singles “Story Of My Life,” “Ball and Chain,” “Ring of Fire” and “Let It Be Me” all reached Top 25 Billboard single chart positions. The album is set to be re-released on limited edition color vinyl for Record Store Day in the US. More news to follow.

In regard to the forthcoming tour supporting the 25th Anniversary of the seminal album, frontman Mike Ness states: “We’re all looking forward to Europe. It’s a different time frame for us; we’re playing Groezrock for the first time, so it’s exciting to be doing something new. As I’ve said before, we’ve made Europe a priority and I feel we’ve been consistent over the last ten years on touring there more regularly than ever before. This tour is going to be extra special for us and everyone attending the shows. 2015 is the 25th Anniversary of our self-titled record, so we’re going to be playing the album in its entirety. And with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and my man Jonny Two Bags warming things up, it’s going to be a great run.”

Social Distortion Track listing:

“So Far Away”
“Let It Be Me”
“Story of My Life”
“Sick Boys”
“Ring of Fire”
“Ball and Chain”
“It Coulda Been Me”
“She’s a Knockout”
“A Place in My Heart”
“Drug Train”

Listen to Social Distortion on Spotify

In the 25 years since the release of Social Distortion, the band have gone on to release four more critically acclaimed and fan favorite studio albums; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (1992), “White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996)”, “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (2004) and “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” (2011).  Social Distortion’s latest release Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes was the first album with their current label Epitaph Records and the band’s highest charting album in their career. Produced for the first time by Ness himself, the album debuted at #3 on German Album Charts and #4 in the US Billboard Chart.

Social Distortion’s upcoming European Tour will take place in April and May this year. The three-week tour will start on April 17th in Hamburg (Germany), and include both headlining shows as well as the appearances at key music festivals, like Groezrock in Belgium and Loudfest in Switzerland. Please see  below for the full list of dates. In addition to performing Social Distortion in its entirety, the band will also play classic tracks and rarities from their extensive back catalogue. Supports on this tour will be Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, and Social Distortion’s guitarist Jonny Two Bags, who recently released his first solo album Salvation Town.

Social Distortion European 2015 Tour Dates

April 17th – Hamburg – Sporthalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 18th – Bielefeld– Ringlokschuppen – Germany – TICKETS
April 19th – Berlin – Columbiahalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 21st –Vienna – Gasometer – Austria – TICKETS
April 22nd – Munich – Zenith – Germany – TICKETS
April 23rd – Milan – Live Club – Italy  – TICKETS
April 25th – Zurich – Loudfest at Komplex Switzerland – TICKETS
April 27th – Offenbach – Stadthalle  – Germany – TICKETS
April 28th –Cologne – Palladium – Germany – TICKETS
April 29th – Paris – Bataclan – France – TICKETS
May 1st – Meerhout – Groezrock Festival – Belgium –  TICKETS
May 3rd – London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – UK– TICKETS

For more information:

www.socialdistortion.com
www.facebook.com/socialdistortion
www.twitter.com/sociald1
www.instagram.com/socialdistortion
www.epitaph.com/artists/social-distortion

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I THE MIGHTY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM CONNECTOR

ON EQUAL VISION RECORDS JUNE 1 

‘Playing Catch With .22′  Video + Single Out Today

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UesQmoU4nYw


Currently on tour with Enter Shikari in the US

San Francisco’s I the Mighty is pleased to release the first taste of new music from their forthcoming full-length album, Connector, which will hit streets June 1, 2015 via Equal Vision Records. The band is kicking everything off with a catchy yet powerful new song along with an accompanying video for ‘Playing Catch With .22,’  which is available instantly via MerchNOW when the album is pre-ordered. Starting today, fans can pre-order the album by going here: http://ithemighty.merchnow.com

The video for ‘Playing Catch with .22,’ uses modern drone technology to capture unique aerial images of the band, making for a surreal and colorful video. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UesQmoU4nYw

Frontman Brent Walsh notes, “‘For ‘Playing Catch With .22,’  our Director Raul Gonzo came up with the concept of using only ‘God’s View’ for the entirety of the video. That meant the we were able to film the performance shots lying down, and we got to hire a drone guy. Who doesn’t want a drone guy?! The end result is a unique feel that we felt vibed with the song quite well.”

The forthcoming full-length will include 12 new songs of I the Mighty’s best work to date. Without a particular goal in mind, and effortlessly achieving a sound that combines pop, rock and heavy music into a flawless musical amalgamation, the four piece have brought an incredible new album that highlights their formidable skills as musicians and songwriters. Connector features soaring vocals with meaningful lyrics, and intricate guitar parts that are eloquently written and recorded with precision.

Walsh elaborates on the band’s process, “We never sat down and had the talk about, ‘What type of record do we want to make? What direction do we want to take this band?’ To be honest, we never have. We simply wrote a bunch of songs, picked our favorites and made the record we wanted to make.”

I the Mighty released their debut album Satori in 2013, and has grown immensely as a musical unit since then, creating new material that will undoubtedly propel them to the next level. Connector was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low) in Los Angeles,  where the band split studio time between Green’s studio and the Madden Brothers Studio. The band also brought Max Bemis of Say Anything into the studio to record guest vocals on their song, “Friends.”

Walsh continues, “It’s a different record from Satori in that it’s not a break up record. I took a ‘story-telling’ approach to song writing, which is where I originally found my lyrical voice. That’s not to say there isn’t some typical ITM angst or politically charged venting. I hope fans of our band see this record the way we see it…as a progression and maturing of our band, as well as a bit of a call back to the sound we started with.”

I the Mighty, who have toured with Say Anything, Eisley, Coheed & Cambria, letlive., Balance & Composure and Architects UK, has joined Enter Shikari, Stray From The Path, Hundredth, and  A Lot Like Birds this week for a two month US tour that will hit both coasts.

All upcoming tour dates for I the Mighty can be found below.

Connector Track List:
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
4. Psychomachia
5. Adrift
6. Slow Dancing Forever
7. Friends (feat. Max Bemis)
8. Playing Catch With .22
9. Andrew’s Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower

US Tour dates: 
Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth, A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty 
Mar 26 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
Mar 27 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre*
Mar 28 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly*
Mar 30 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
Mar 31 Greensboro, NC @ CDEC*
Apr 01 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar+
Apr 03 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 04 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr 06 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 07 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Apr 08 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Apr 09 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Apr 10 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Apr 11 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Apr 12 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
Apr 14 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
Apr 16 Murray, UT @ Murray Theatre
Apr 17 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr 18 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 21 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr 23 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 24 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
Apr 25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Apr 26 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad^
Apr 28 San Antonio, TX @ Korova^

Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth and I the Mighty (no ALLB)
+ Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth, A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty
Enter Shikari w/A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty only

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AT THE GATES
North American tour starting tomorrow
announce Australian tour and
headline slot for Damnation Festival

Continuing the support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut ‘At War With Reality’, Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES are kicking off the “Decibel Magazine Tour” across North America together with Converge, Pallbearer and labelmates Vallenfyre tomorrow, March 27th in Los Angeles.

The tickets are going fast (New York is already sold out!), so check here for more details:  http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com or here: http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com/tickets and a tour trailer can also be seen here: http://youtu.be/v_heON7K9pU

AT THE GATES are releasing a very special split 7” EP (together with labelmates VOIVOD) on April 6th to accompany the tour. The 7” EP will feature the AT THE GATES bonus-track “Language Of The Dead” from the “At War With Reality” sessions (Previously unreleased on vinyl!), while VOIVOD contribute the brand new song “We Are Connected”. The EP is “Double A-Sided” (Meaning, each band has an own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

The 7” EP is available in the following limited worldwide edition:
–       1,000x copies black vinyl
–       500x copies white vinyl
–       500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7” EP will be on sale during the North American tour of AT THE GATES but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro as of now. Get it here before it’s too late: http://smarturl.it/ATGVVsplitCMD

Here is a list of all upcoming AT THE GATES tourdates, including a recently announced Australian tour from October 28th to November 1st as well as a headline slot at this years Damnation festival in Leeds on November 9th.

AT THE GATES – live 2015:
Decibel tour with Converge/Pallbearer & Vallenfyre
27.03.2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
28.03.2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
29.03.2015 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
30.03.2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
31.03.2015 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
02.04.2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03.04.2015 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04.04.2015 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street
05.04.2015 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
06.04.2015 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08.04.2015 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
09.04.2015 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10.04.2015 – Boston, MA – Royale
11.04.2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12.04.2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (Sold out!)

01.05.2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + Tribulation & Vampire
02.05.2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + Tribulation
22.05.2015 – Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
23.05.2015 – Kraków (Poland) – Studio
29.05.2015 – Cape Town (South Africa) – The Mercury Live
30.05.2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax Club
16.06.2015 – Rome (Italy) – Ippodromo Capannelle + Slipknot
19.06.2015 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival
20.06.2015 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting
21.06.2015 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
04.07.2015 – Hassleholm (Sweden) – Siestafestivalen *
16.07.2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival
18.07.2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival
31.07.2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
06.08.2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival
08.08.2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
12.08.2015 – Oslo (Norway) – Oyafestivalen *
15.08.2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
29.08.2015 – Istanbul (Turkey) – Headbangers Weekend *
04.09.2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol
18.09.2015 – Gårda (Sweden) – Liseberg
07.11.2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival

Australian dates:
28.10.2015 – Perth (Australia) – Amplifier Bar *
29.10.2015 – Adelaide (Australia) – The Unibar *
30.10.2015 – Melbourne (Australia) – Corner Hotel *
31.10.2015 – Sydney (Australia) – Manning Bar *
01.11.2015 – Brisbane (Australia) – Brightside *

Promotional video links for “At War With Reality”:
“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8
“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8

Various physical formats of “At War With Reality” can be ordered from CM Distro in Europe here:
https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/At_The_Gates/1483

AT THE GATES online:
http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial

Century Media online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Century Media Webshop: 
http://www.cmdistro.com

 

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