LOWER LANDS Announce ‘Canvas’ EP Details, Kids In Glass Houses Support & Stream EP Title Track
Rob Purkiss – Drums | Paul Howells – Guitar | Benji Inkley – Guitar/vox | Jacob Jarvis – Bass/vox
“Nothing short of excellent” – Punktastic
“It won’t be long before this band have it all” – DeadPress!
Lincolnshire alt-rock quartet Lower Lands are pleased to reveal the artwork and tracklisting for their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Canvas‘ to be released for free download on 10th June via I Am Mighty Records. To coincide with the news the band are also pleased to announce a support slot with Kids In Glass Houses on 29th May at Tokyo in Lincoln, as well as streaming the title track from the EP, with full a summer tour support schedule still to be announced.
Stream/embed ‘Canvas’ here: https://soundcloud.com/lower-lands/01-canvas
EP artwork and tracklisting:
2. Eat The Rich
3. Line Check
4. Wasted Youth
New material sees the band consolidating their sound with a raw effervescence, newfound self-awareness and an uncovered individuality that should see them striding out onto the UK scene proper, as lead single ‘Eat The Rich’ (released for free download 22nd April at http://lowerlands.bandcamp.com/ ) served as a solid stick of energy infused, radio-detonating dynamite that’s already gaining support from Kerrang! and Amazing Radio.
Watch the video for Eat The Rich here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DixeWxEREBk
The band will be releasing three singles from the EP which is due to drop in Summer 2013 alongside a few fistfuls of tour dates that should satiate the growing appetite for a slice of Lower Lands’ water-tight and increasingly incendiary live show.
Full UK summer tour dates TBA
29th May – Tokyo, Lincoln w/Kids In Glass Houses
15th July – The Cavern, Exeter w/Crooked Little Sons
TESSERACT – 4TH VIDEO TRAILER AVAILABLE NOW
UK’s progressive rock band TESSERACT has released another video featuring new music from their upcoming album ‘Altered State’ which will be released on May 27, 2013 (May 28th USA) via Century Media Records. Divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality and Of Energy, ‘Altered State’ represents the transformations that TESSERACT has gone through over the past few years. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that: In a closed system energy is conserved, nothing is lost. It merely changes from one state to another.
The new video trailer can be seen here: http://youtu.be/7QDQWhusH88
The band’s first trailer release can be view here: http://youtu.be/RIysXnFSEdo
Their second trailer here: http://youtu.be/jxE0SZK5y3A
Their third trailer here:: http://youtu.be/z-QmAdI7YDk
‘Altered State‘ was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by TESSERACT guitarist, Acle Kahney, assisted by bassist, Amos Williams at Acle’s 4D Sounds studio, and marks the first full release with new vocalist, Ashe O’Hara.
The band is set to head out with longtime friends, PERIPHERY, throughout mainland Europe and then headline dates throughout the UK just prior to album release. Worldwide touring will follow throughout the year.
Altered State‘ Track List:
01. Of Matter – Proxy
02. Of Matter – Retrospect
03. Of Matter – Resist
04. Of Mind – Nocturne
05. Of Mind – Exile
06. Of Reality – Eclipse
07. Of Reality – Palingenesis
08. Of Reality – Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy – Singularity
10. Of Energy – Embers
TESSERACT w/ Periphery, Syqem
11.05.2013 (UK) TAKEDOWN | TWENTY THIRTEEN, SOUTHAMPTON UNI, SOUTHAMPTON – UK
Headline dates with The Algorithm, Enochian Theory
12.05.2013 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation
13.05.2013 (UK) Glasgow – Ivory Blacks
14.05.2013 (UK) Manchester – Roadhouse
15.05.2013 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece
16.05.2013 (UK) London – Islington Academy
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Harry George Johns announces further live dates & releases live video of ‘All You Can Do’
Mini album ‘Post-Breakdown Blues’ set for release on 11th February, 2013
Leeds-based musician Harry George Johns has added more live dates to his forthcoming clutch of appearances. So says the troubadour – “I’m excited but ultimately extremely nervous about playing these shows, it’s going to be a really stripped down set, very bare. I have my brother in tow to do harmonies which i’m really pleased about. Baring myself that honestly in a live environment will be hard for me, but hopefully the performances will be pretty special.”
These dates will follow the release of his debut mini album ‘Post-Breakdown Blues’. Keeping things as DIY as possible, Harry has handpicked several intimate venues with more dates to be added –
February 5 – London, The Slaughtered Lamb (w/ Amelia Curran)
March 7 – Wakefield, The Hop
March 9 – Norwich, Olives
March 14 – Leeds, Sela Bar
March 23 – Coventry, Inspire
April 06 – Carlisle, The Royal Scot
April 13 – Lincoln, Café Aroma
April 20 – Edinbrough, Hendersons @ St Johns
The live video footage released is of the track ‘All You Can Do’ which appears on the forthcoming release ‘Post-Breakdown Blues’. The mini album is an incredibly personal diary of a dark and desperate time. As Winter 2011 was in full flow, Harry found himself confronting issues such as mental illness, heartbreak and homelessness. He stayed on a mate’s floor with a laptop and a few microphones, and inspired by this dark time, Harry wrote and recorded ‘Post-Breakdown Blues’.
Fans will be able to download the mini album from his Bandcamp on a ‘pay what you want’ basis, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but those who want to get to know the man behind the music will have the opportunity to write Harry a letter – that’s right, an actual physical letter, and Harry will reply with a personal note and exclusive tracks only available via old fashioned snail mail.
|March 18th 2013 will see Leeds (UK) based duo A-Sun Amissa release a new album through Gizeh Records entitled ‘You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less’.
This record sees A-Sun Amissa moving in a more dense direction, the drones are heavier, the sound thicker and with the added bass-clarinet of Gareth Davis and guitars of Owen Pegg (joining the core of Richard Knox and Angela Chan) there a new slightly darker jazz element now to the music.
The two tracks were conceived initially as two drone guitar pieces, following that, work was done on the composition and atmosphere of the tracks adding the bass-clarinet, viola, vocals, field recordings and piano. The finished works produce an unsettling but hypnotic listen with melodies moving in and out of the mix throughout these two pieces.
The new album follows a year on from A-Sun Amissa’s well received debut ‘Desperate in Her Heavy Sleep’ (Gizeh) which was released in March 2012. The band will tour the UK and Europe in February as a quartet with Aidan Baker and Gareth Davis joining the group.
‘You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less’ will be available on limited edition 180g vinyl and download and pre-orders are available from February 11th at the Gizeh Records Store.
Gizeh have released an edit of ‘Part One’ to stream via their Soundcloud page. Alternatively you can download the track as part of Gizeh’s new 2013 sampler at the Gizeh Store. The sampler also features tracks from Aidan Baker, The Freemartin Calf (soundtrack), Lidwine, Glissando, Fieldhead, Mere and Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland’s project The Rustle of the Stars.
Mastered by James Plotkin
FEBRUARY 2013 (w/ Aidan Baker)
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND unveil music video for ‘The Distance’
Single set for release 11th February, 2013
New album ‘Conduit’ will be released 28th January
UK headline tour Jan / Feb
“One of our most treasured bands.” – Rock Sound (9/10)
“A vivid, dark and breakneck-paced listen.” – Q
“The band’s heaviest, darkest album yet.” – Total Guitar
“Conduit is the finest thing that the band have put their name on since their classic debut.” – Front (4/5)
Funeral For A Friend will unleash the second single from forthcoming album ‘Conduit’ through Distiller Records on 11th February. ‘The Distance’ is a song about one particular tour endurance test the band went through and the accompanying music video reflects experiences on the road in a van as a five piece. As vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye puts it – “The Distance is a song about being in a van, on tour travelling around in foreign countries during the summer and going crazy because the van only had one small window that would open and no air con.”
‘Conduit’ is the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ and their first with new drummer Pat Lundy. It’s a tightly wound collection of tracks, again produced with Romesh Dodangoda, bursting with emotion and personal conflict but also full of commentary on the inner workings and experiences of an established band. It’s the sound of a band growing and progressing both as a unit and individually. ‘Conduit’ definitely marks some changes for the band. However, Davies-Kreye matter of factly states “It wears its heart on its sleeve in terms of it representing the scene of music that spawned us. It’s not trying to be a rebirth or anything cheesy like that. It’s just honest and I hope that’s evident from those who listen to it. In my heart it would be rad for people to take these songs and love them as much as the others they love and come to a show on a tour and sing them as hard to us as we do to them. That would be beautiful.”
As ever, Funeral For A friend remain dedicated to playing live shows on a level that will continually connect with their loyal fans and so have announced an extensive 23 date run of intimate shows across the UK and Ireland in support of ‘Conduit’ for the new year. Joining the band on these dates are the excellent Such Gold and Major League from the US. Opening the tour will be Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012 champions, I Divide, who earned their place on the tour and Red Bull Bedroom Jam victory after 10 months of impressive performances at UK festivals, ceaseless self-promotion and a blazing performance at the Bedroom Jam live final.
January dates –
Sat 12 Jan High Wycombe Bucks Uni SU
Sat 19 Jan Tunbridge Wells The Forum
Headline tour with Such Gold, Major League & I Divide –
Wed 23 Jan Belfast Limelight
Thu 24 Jan Derry Nerve Centre
Fri 25 Jan Cork Cypress Avenue
Sat 26 Jan Dublin Fibber Magees
Mon 28 Jan Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29 Jan Bristol The Fleece
Wed 30 Jan Plymouth White Rabbit
Thu 31 Jan Exeter Cavern
Sat 02 Feb Bournemouth Sound Circus
Sun 03 Feb Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04 Feb Brighton The Haunt
Wed 06 Feb Margate Westcoast Bar
Thu 07 Feb Cambridge The Junction
Fri 08 Feb Norwich Waterfront
Sat 09 Feb Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mon 11 Feb York The Duchess
Tue 12 Feb Leeds Cockpit
Wed 13 Feb Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 14 Feb Newcastle Uni. SU – Venue
Sat 16 Feb Manchester NQ Live
Sun 17 Feb Stoke Sugarmill
Mon 18 Feb London Garage
Tue 19 Feb Birmingham Asylum
March & April dates –
Fri 01 Mar Colchester Arts Center
Sat 02 Mar Northampton Roadmender
Sun 03 Mar Oxford Academy 2
Fri 05 Apr Southend Chinnerys
Thu 18 Apr Leicester Academy 2
Fri 19 Apr Hull The Welly
Sat 20 Apr Wakefield Warehouse
Sun 21 Apr Preston 53 Degrees
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