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
‘And So It Goes’
Debut Album Released: 3rd June 2013
Label: OUF Records
“If you imagine John Lennon jamming with At The Drive In you’ll be somewhere close. I could bang on about these guys for days but it’d be better if you just had a listen / watch” – Pete Miles
The PJP Band rock hard, yet their sound is keyboard led. They have an energy on record and live that seems improbable (yet very real) coming from a 3-piece, leading to The Fly hailing them early on as “one of the country’s finest live bands”. The PJP Band are impassioned and raw but yet their unique blend of grunge inspired sub-pop is nothing but uplifting. They build unconventional, ballsy song structures yet their songs are always an immediate accessible sonic blast of joy and wonder.
The release of PJP Band’s ‘American Lover’ EP in 2011, saw them tipped heavily by 6Music’s Tom Robinson. This led to a slot that year on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage, with the DJ raving of the set to Steve Lamacq on 6Music: “Astonishing for a keyboard driven outfit, real grit and power” and Lauren Lauren broadcasting two live tracks from the performance on the station. Shows with Tall Ships, Wolf People, Slow Club and Dry The River followed,while frontman Patrick James Pearson was invited to session with We Are The Ocean, Blitz Kids, Great Cynics and Crazy Arm.
In November 2012 the band’s debut single ‘I Am A Racer’ (taken from PJP Band’s forthcoming debut album ‘And So It Goes’) received plays on Radio 1 after Liam of We Are The Ocean took the track to Edith Bowman and it won the Review Show’s public vote.
The PJP Band recorded their debut album ‘And So It Goes’ with respected rock Producer Pete Miles (The King Blues, Sonic Boom 6, We Are The Ocean, Dry The River). Miles has described the debut in Rocksound magazine as “one of the finest albums I’ve produced ever” before going on to say in his ‘Tips for 2013’ post: “Pat’s vocals and lyrics are overwhelmingly uplifting and the sound that comes from just the three of them playing together in one room is so powerful. We recorded the whole album as live as possible, if we didn’t get it in the first 3 takes we scrapped the whole song!. Never before has a record I’ve worked on made me want to dance, cry and love life as much as this one!”
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album release date revealed
first song launched online
first song launched online
Photo by Erik Ohlsson / Editing by Ragnar Widerberg
WITHERSCAPE, the stunning new atmospheric and progressive dark metal outfit formed by Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Dan Swanö together with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg, have confirmed to be releasing their debut album ‘The Inheritance’ on July 29th, 2013 in Europe via Century Media Records.
A first musical sample of WITHERSCAPE’s intense concept debut album release can now be obtained by checking out the artwork-clip for the album song ‘Astrid Falls’ on Century Media’s YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/EwsLxPBknOk
Dan Swanö checked in to comment about the song as follows: ‘Astrid falls’ is one of my many favourite songs on the album. It represents the WITHERSCAPE sound in a good way. It’s showcasing the clean and growling vocal interplay and the overall “vibe” of my and Ragnar’s playing as well as the dynamics of our songwriting.”
WITHERSCAPE marks the long overdue return as active composer and recording artist for Dan Swanö in the world of extreme Metal, after having mostly been involved on the studio mixing end of things in these past years. Granted, ‘The Inheritance’ is not purely a Death Metal release, but it smoothly showcases both the heavier and the mellow sides of Swanö’s creativity and should consequently not only please fans of his earlier efforts like ‘Moontower’ or the Edge Of Sanity catalogue, but also attract friends of progressively atmospheric contemporary Metal in the vein of Opeth, Katatonia or Amorphis.
According to Swanö, WITHERSCAPE has been in planning for a long time, spawned as a result of his working relationship with Widerberg, which began at a Swedish music store. The two multi-instrumentalists discovered that they had so much in common musically that brainstorming for a full-on metal project of their own was the next logical step. Widerberg quotes acts like early Judas Priest, Rush, King Crimson or Mercyful Fate as far as his inspirations in regards to Witherscape and Swanö elaborates his list to also include Judas Priest (1975-1989), Voivod, Queensryche, Rush, Marillion and Mercyful Fate.
WITHERSCAPE’s ‘The Inheritance’ is the first release under a longterm worldwide recording deal signed between Dan Swanö and Century Media Records earlier this year.
Dan Swanö – Vocals, Drums und Keyboards
Ragnar Widerberg – Gitarre und Bass
More details on WITHERSCAPE’s ‘The Inheritance’, which will be released as limited edition Mediabook format (with bonustracks), standard CD, limited LP and Digital Download, will be revealed in the coming weeks…
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