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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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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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Stream ‘Her Name Was Hip Hop’ Now (free download with album preorder)

Scottish Album of The Year-Nominated Alternative Hip Hop Group Release Third Album ‘A Thing Brand New’ on 10th November via A Modern Way
Musically tight and lyrically surprising, A Thing Brand New is a confident step forward” – The Skinny Magazine (4/5)

November UK Headline Tour Dates 

Fresh from spots at Malawi’s Lake of Stars and Middlesbrough’s Twisterella festival, the Edinburgh-based alternative hip-hop band Stanley Odd are set to release their third studio album ‘A Thing Brand New’ on Monday 10th November via A Modern Way Recordings, available as a limited edition heavy-weight vinyl, CD digi-pak and digital download – preorder here or on iTunes here.

To celebrate the upcoming release, they’re streaming previously unheard album track‘Her Name Was Hip Hop’,which is available as an instant download with album preorders.

Listen here:

“The death of Hip-Hop is not a new topic” explains verbose front man MC Solareye (aka Dave Hook) “Almost every generation of rapper declares Hip-Hop ‘dead’ as soon as a new generation appears. This is just my take on an established concept in Hip-Hop culture, while allowing me to make comments and observations about some of the more negative effects of its commercialism.”

From social commentary to personal stories, ‘A Thing Brand New’ is a collection of songs – words and music interlaced – in ultra high definition poetry. This album is Stanley Odd at their most organic and evolved; comfortable in the awkwardness of their own skins. The record follows up from the band’s second album ‘Reject’, which was shortlisted for a 2012 Scottish Album of the Year.

To accompany the release of ‘A Thing Brand New’, Stanley Odd will embark on a headline UK tour throughout November.

2014 Tour Dates:
15 Nov – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
21 Nov – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
25 Nov – London, Barfly
26 Nov – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
28 Nov – Inverness, Ironworks
13 Dec – Glasgow, The Garage

Praise for Stanley Odd:
“Continuing to paint out the boundaries of their utterly unique universe” – Clash Magazine
“Intelligent, polished, home-grown hip hop with broad appeal” – The Skinny 4/5
“Hip-hop collective Stanley Odd bring the politics up to date” – The Guardian
“Most well-received of all was Stanley Odd’s viral hit Son, I Voted Yes” – The Independent
“[Stanley Odd's] lyrics are hitting home for many on how [the referendum] will impact future generations” – Noisey
Stanley Odd – ‘A Thing Brand New’ – Notes To Editors
The new album out Mon 10th November

Release Date: 10/11/2014
Catalogue Number: AMW014
Release Formats: Digital / CD / Vinyl


1. Get Back In The Basement
2. To Be This Good Takes Stages
3. Who Am I?
4. Put Your Roots Down
5. Pastime
6. Draw Yir Own Conclusions
7. Knock Knock
8. Monsoon Season
9. The Walking Dead
10. Her Name Was Hip-Hop

11. Son I Voted Yes



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Artist: Duncan Reid and the Big Heads

Album: “The Difficult Second Album”

Released:  November 17th

LBH Records

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