AT THE HOLLOW SIGN WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS
+ REVEAL ALBUM TEASER VIDEO
Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of At The Hollow, who join the label’s already formidable roster of bands.
This Finnish trio has spent the past few months working on its label debut, recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in Finland with producer Janne Saksa (Mokoma, Turisas, Stamina, Rotten Sound.)
The album – titled What I Hold Most Dear – is due out on February 16th 2015, with the first single / video confirmed as Was It Worth It.
“It was springtime and there was so much light everywhere,” recalls the band about entering the studio, “but we still found the right mood and the right sound, somewhere between purity and death. We had a clear vision of what we wanted to capture on tape, and in the process of making the record, we felt that all of the members got stronger – everyone really found their place in the band. Everything kind of… clicked. Along with our audio engineer, our aim was to focus on keeping things new and fresh, hopefully achieving something that has never been heard before…”
Watch the official album teaser for the new record What I Hold Most Dear here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3eVuEOKz8&feature=youtu.be
At the Hollow are Risto Järvelin – percussion; Kalle Koo – guitar / vocals; Juho Martikainen– contrabass. All three hail from the South of Finland where, as students and teachers, they were raised on a steady diet of grunge, heavy metal, classical/orchestral music and left-of-centre electronic fare. They are fans of Megadeth, John Coltrane, Prokofiev and many more in between!
Definitely a band treading the less travelled path…
Eoin Glackin releases his second album Rain Finally Came via IRL. His current single Pretty Girls has received numerous BBC Local radio plays and you can see the video at :
He also plays the Taste of London festival on Sat / Sun Nov 22nd & 23rd.
A collection of songs best described as “contemporary folk story-telling with a rock edge”. Eoin is a modern day troubadour and one of Ireland’s most exciting rising singer songwriters.
Growing up on Dublin’s northside, the young Eoin became infatuated with the art of passing on stories through music; a passion that led him to the songbooks of Dylan, Springsteen, The Beatles and many more of folk and rock’s great ones, much to the amusement of his classmates, who were wrapped up in the ever divisive “Oasis or Blur” argument.
Self-taught on the piano and later the guitar, he began songwriting and busking at the age of 15, dipping in and out of various school bands. It was one of his heroes, the peripatetic Kris Kristofferson, who gave him the inspiration he needed to seriously pursue his music career. Believing “you couldn’t be a songwriter and stay home”, Eoin left Ireland at 21 and moved to London with a box of demos under his arm and a determination to play every pub and venue he could.
Industry heads soon got excited and the result was his first album, “Not Lost”, which was produced by the much-admired Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Beth Orton).
The stunning debut dealt with themes of dislocation, isolation, fear and ultimately hope, with the album closing on the rousing mantra “everything can work out fine”. In 2011, Sony Ireland put the record out in his native land.
Along with his new EP – “Pretty Girl” – the highly-acclaimed “Rain Finally Came” will now be released for the first time in the UK, having previously only been available in Ireland. Eoin regards “Rain Finally Came” as a pivotal point in his musical career – the record where he really found his path.
The live stage is where he is happiest, and he has toured relentlessly over the past few years, across Ireland and the UK, including festival slots in Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Celtic Connections as well as supporting acts like Joan Armatrading and Beth Orton. He has built a strong and loyal live following which grows every time he straps on his guitar and stands centre-stage.
Coupled with strong airplay on RTE radio and other stations nationwide, Eoin Glackin’s place as one of the most promising emerging stars of the Irish music scene is well-deserved.
Web : www.eoinglackin.com
NEW ALBUM THE DREAM WALKER OUT DECEMBER 9
ANGELS & AIRWAVES have teamed with VEVO for the premiere of “The Wolfpack,” the companion video to their new single – click HERE to watch.
Spotlighted by iTunes in their “What Rocks” feature, “The Wolfpack” is now available as an instant download with every pre-order of the band’s upcoming album, THE DREAM WALKER.
Directed by Mark Eaton, “The Wolfpack” video is the latest in a series of brand-new Angels & Airwaves releases, following the album’s preview track, “Paralyzed,” (which immediately rocketed onto the Top 10 on the iTunes Alternative Chart), the trailer premiere for the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, and Spinmedia’s launch of “The Wolfpack” single.
Together with the album, the short film will be released on December 9th and is an official selection of the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival, taking place November 12-14th, 2014.
The Dream Walker was written, recorded and produced by Angels & Airwaves’ frontman/guitarist Tom DeLonge and multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. The album was recorded at Jupiter Sound in San Diego, CA, and mixed by Aaron Rubin, Tom Lord Alge (Rolling Stones, Liz Phair, Peter Gabriel) and Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys). “Paralyzed” was mixed by Aaron Rubin, who worked with AVA on 2013’s Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal.
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker follows Poet, a Lucid Dreamer with the rare ability to be aware of his dreams while they’re happening. As Poet journeys deeper into his vivid dream life, he meets his Dream Walker, a guardian angel of dreams who protects him from the torment of a vicious Night Terror monster. But when his nightmares break through into his waking life, Poet must face his demons to fulfill his destiny. Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker is a story by Tom DeLonge and features music from The Dream Walker.
The Dream Walker follows AVA’s last two albums, Love (2010) and Love: Part Two (2011) and its companion film, Love, which investigated the psychological effects of isolation when an astronaut stranded in space learns the importance of human connection and love. The critically acclaimed movie was screened at festivals around the world.
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker will also feature a comic book series, novels and a live-action feature film launching in 2015.
DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE DAWN’ OUT NOW
UK TOUR DATES CONTINUE
“Hailing from Denmark, psych duo The Wands are the aural sound of an acid trip at the blissed-out point when your arms appear to be made of rainbows.” – NME
“Dizzying psychedelia, sparkling 60s vibes given a defiantly alternative twist by this Danish two piece.” – Clash
“Nimble glints of light emanating from the clean guitar noodlings repeatedly poke through the shrouded, reverberating ambience.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Those of you at Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia last September will know that The Wands were one of the weekend’s highlights.” – Drowned In Sound
“Fur coats, bare bums, the Danish two piece appear to lead a cult following in their new video for ‘Sound of the Machine’, and given the supreme, glammed-up sound they’re sporting, it’s of little surprise… a very exciting band” – DIY
Debut album ‘The Dawn’ out now on Fuzz Club Records
Available on CD / Digital / 12” Coloured vinyl
On tour in the UK now:
07.11.14 The Lexington, London, UK
08.11.14 The Studio, Hartlepool, UK
10.11.14 Jamcafe, Nottingham, UK
11.11.14 The Stag And Hounds, Bristol, UK
12.11.14 The Roadhouse, Manchester, UK
13.11.14 The Magnet, Liverpool, UK
14.11.14 The Scene, Lincoln, UK
15.11.14 Lennon’s, Southampton, UK
Danish song writing duo The Wands return to the UK this November with their debut album The Dawn, a record that celebrates flamboyant, hallucinogenic acid rock, propelled by ideas and a, some might say, old-school ethos in terms of their approach to recording. Much preferring the straight to tape method (bolstered by a raft of analogue kit, honest production, and an understanding that this is the only way to get the mix they need) the duo, comprised of childhood friends Christian Skibdal and Mads Gräs, resuscitate 60’s style Psych-rock and inject a characteristically playful Wands slant.
Indeed, it’s a record flecked with the remnants of lives spent growing up together; one abound with signposts that point toward a naïve outlook, a childishness even, but a musical maturity and knowingness that only comes from immersion and hanging out with your best friend for 20 years. On opening track, and current single, Sound of The Machine, they stick a middle finger to the man (“there’s an island of misplaced toys / it’s a sea of sweet delight / on the planet of misfit boys / they jump at the chance of a good fight”) while former single The Dawn yearns for a simpler time. Similarly, Get It Out of Your System’s effervescent glam romp belongs in the playground, while closing track The Name of The Mountain lumbers to a momentous, dizzying, triumphant conclusion, ablaze with Gräs’ own ever-present wandering guitar. Through the haze, emerges another thoughtful refrain, “It’s the name of the mountain / It’s the road we designed / Spending hours counting flowers that we’re leaving behind”.
This is what The Wands do. They want to “shine a light on all the dark, serious sh**”.
THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE KICK OFF UK TOUR NEXT WEEK, IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘MENDED WITH GOLD’
LONDON’S ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL FLOOR NOW SOLD OUT. BALCONY TICKETS ON SALE.
November UK Tour Dates:
21 Birmingham, UK The Hare and Hounds
22 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
24 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
25 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
26 London, UK Islington Assembly
As featured by Pitchfork, Q, SPIN, Uncut, The New York Times, The Line of Best Fit and more
The Rural Alberta Advantage released their highly-anticipated third album, Mended With Gold, 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).
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.
Nils recalls, “Last spring, I rented a remote cottage up in the Bruce Peninsula on the recommendation of some friends to try to do some writing for the new album. It turned out to be a pretty terrifying place to be alone with your thoughts – locals told me to watch out for black bears, the heat wasn’t working and at night it sounded like the cottage was surrounded by wolves. I slept with a pocket knife at arms-reach. It’s funny the lines that will run through your head when you’re alone like that and trying to get yourself to sleep- they inspired “To Be Scared”, which is probably one of my favorite songs on the record.”
The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise. The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.
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