Kelley Stoltz to release new album, “Double Exposure”

Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure

Three years since the release of his last album, the highly regarded To Dreamers, Kelley Stoltz is back with perhaps his best collection of songs so far on the soon to be released Double Exposure.

Not that it has taken Stoltz three years to write the album, he has during that time turned his garage into a recording studio where there is a collection of vintage synths, 17 guitars, tape echos, mellotrons, a 50’s jukebox, a Teardrop Explodes poster, a tape machine used by The Residents, an amp used by Stooge James Williamson, and a myriad other noise making devices which rear their heads on his new record. Not your semi suburban UK garage then!

Electric Duck studios as the garage is now known, has also recorded material for Kelley Stoltz’s friends Sonny & the Sunsets, The Mantles, Tim Cohen, Life Stinks, The Sandwitches and many others.

Stoltz has released a couple of singles and made an album of covers with his family as well as playing keyboards on tour with Rodriguez and signing up with Third Man Records. It is with them that Double Exposure will be released on October 7th.

As previously Stoltz confirms his undoubted ability to write a good tune, great chord changes and hooky choruses abound on this album. It is exactly what you would expect from Kelley Stoltz,  an eclectic collection of ten tracks that encompass ballad to rock and a lot inbetween.

Again the influence of bands like The Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys is evident from the opening track ,Storms,  and throughout.

Stand out for me and i would suggest his best track ever is the strangely titled Kim Chee Taco Man, a song that I just imagine as soundtrack for some buddie road movie as they drive from county to county every time I hear it!

Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxoa6opMfK0

Kelley Stoltz live dates for the UK in 2014 are to be confirmed soon!

Double Exposure by Kelley Stoltz is released on Third Man Records on October 7th.

Rudimental – Home – Debut Album Review and UK Tour Dates

It seems an age since being seduced by the incredibly soulful voice of John Newman on Feel the Love a number one debut single for London band Rudimental. A steady flow of releases from the album Home have followed, all sounding good enough for me to be among the many eagerly anticipating their debut album.

It doesn’t disappoint. Featuring the singles Feel the Love, Not Giving In, Hell Could Freeze (free mp3) and the most recent stonking number one hit Waiting All Night featuring the wonderful voice of Ella Eyre.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M97vR2V4vTs

Rudimental are a four piece collective based in London who have built a strong reputation on the live circuit as well as winning critical acclaim for the unique music they are producing. A kind of latter day Massive Attack the band appear to have no problem at all in attracting some top voices.

John Newman, Ella Eyre and Angel Haze are all new names to me but each has left a mark on me through their tracks on Home. Despite the trademark clashing live instruments and rapid beats, the soulful vocals from the various artists on Home invariably evoke an almost charming old school flavour.

It is hard to pick out stand out tracks as after a couple of listens the whole thing just flows like a personal playlist, but if pushed I would say Hell Could Freeze featuring New York rapper Angel Haze, a fantastic bitter sweet street record, and surprisingly, as I didn’t like it on first hearing Spoons featuring MNEK and Syron.

Just put it on and party!

Home is the debut album from Rudimental and is available in all formats now.

Home by Rudimental tracklisting:
1. Home
2. Feel The Love ft. John Newman
3. Right Here ft. Foxes
4. Hell Could Freeze ft. Angel Haze
5. Spoons ft. MNEK & Syron
6. Hide ft. Sinead Harnett
7. Powerless
8. More Than Anything ft. Emeli Sandé
9. Not Giving In ft. John Newman & Alex Clare
10. Baby ft. MNEK & Sinead Harnett
11. Waiting All Night ft. Ella Eyre
12. Free ft. Emeli Sandé

Additional tracks on deluxe version

13. Give You Up (ft Alex Clare)

14. Alien Bashment

15. Solo (ft Ella Eyre & Mark Crown)

16. Feel The Love Rudimental VIP (ft John Newman)

Rudimental are:

Piers Aggett, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and Leon Rolle.

Following a recent sold out UK tour Rudimental will be appearing at T in the Park, Global Gathering,Bestival and Glastonbury festivals, with more to be announced soon.

*NEW TOUR ANNOUNCED* OCTOBER UK HEADLINE SHOWS

8th October – Leeds O2 Academy

11th October – Newcastle O2 Academy

14th October – Bristol O2 Academy

15th October – Bournemouth O2 Academy

17th October – Birmingham O2 Academy

18th October – London Brixton O2 Academy

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Lower Than Atlantis stream new album World Record ahead of release date

lower than atlantis
lower than atlantis

Having released the second single Deadliest Catch from their upcoming second album this week, Lower Than Atlantis have announced that they will be streaming the new album World Record ahead of it’s release on April 25th.

You can hear the new album in its entirety on the Lower Than Atlantis My Space now, before its official release date on April 25th.

The bands intense bond with their fans is set to shine through with the music video for ‘Deadliest Catch’ for which they are accepting fan submissions to be included in the lyric-themed concept.

From the opening life-on-the-road anthem ‘(Motor) Way of Life’ right through to closer ‘R.O.I.,’ ‘World Record’ is an album bursting with exuberance and packed with massive rock hooks. Lower Than Atlantis prove that they’ve hit their stride, honing their songwriting skills to pure brilliance following the release of 2010’s critically acclaimed debut ‘Far Q.’

High octane tracks like first single ‘Beech Like The Tree’ and ‘Bug’ appear alongside more contemplative compositions like ‘High At Five’ – the sound of a band carving out their own identity in today’s music scene – and ‘Another Sad Song’ which is as melancholy as its title suggests. Despite the contrasting dynamics on the album, one thing that all the tracks have in common is a keen sense of melody and crafty riffery, backed up by a rhythm section that pulls no punches.

Mike Duce (vocals/guitar) says of the progression the band have made for the creation of this album:

“Writing was pretty natural because we’re with each other so much, we’ve all been listening to the same music and had the same influences. When it came to working on the songs, we all kind of knew where we were going. Recording was very efficient! We’d already demo’d the album live and then in a studio before recording the real thing so we knew exactly what we were playing and how we were playing it.

The tunings for most of the songs have dropped two whole steps to add a darker feel. The tempo of the songs has slowed down too to give a more powerful feel and to make sure the listener definitely has time to get the message. There’s less of a jokey undertone lyrically so I guess it’s more ‘grown up’.”

Lower Than Atlantis – Deadliest Catch

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naNYu4KOvBw

Lower Than Atlantis look set to ride high on the wave of new British rock talent with this collection of songs, having already picked up some serious airplay on the likes of Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang!

Touring is next on the agenda for the band who are currently on a mammoth tour of the USA supporting Asking Alexandria. When they return to the UK, LTA will head straight out with We Are The Ocean for a string of dates in their homeland to coincide with the release of ‘World Record.’

The band have also been announced to perform at several summer festival’s including slot on the Pepsi Max stage at Download on Sunday June 12th as well as dates with Futures and Set Your Goals.

UK TOUR DATES WITH WE ARE THE OCEAN

APRIL
27 – CARDIFF Millenium Music Hall
28 – LONDON Electric Ballroom
29 – MANCHESTER Academy 2
30 – GLASGOW Garage

MAY
01 – NEWCASTLE Academy 2

FURTHER LIVE DATES

MAY

14 – LINCOLN Crash Doubt Festival

15 – BRIGHTON Alt Great Escape         (with Set Your Goals)

21 – LIVERPOOL Sound City

JUNE

02 – OXFORD O2 Academy 2 (with Futures)

03 – CAMBRIDGE Haymarket (with Futures)

05 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3        (with Futures)

09 – LIVERPOOL Masque                        (with Futures)

11 – BOURNEMOUTH iBar                    (with Futures)

12 – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Pepsi Max Stage

13 – PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms (with Futures)

14 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City 2             (with Futures)

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‘Meet Me at the Muster Station’ the stunning debut album from PS I Love You

PS I Love You
PS I Love You

They make a bit of an odd couple but the Kingston Ontario based duo PS I Love You sure know how to kick out an incredible noise as you can hear in the video ‘Get Over‘ shown below, an incredible taster from their debut album Meet Me At The Muster Station which is released on April 26th.

The ten track album is a relentless listen that grips and pulls the listener through just under thirty-minutes of squalling Marshall feedback, searing solos, soaring melodies and rock-steady beats that will surely be considered one of this year’s finest debuts.

Originally the solo project for multi-instrumentalist Paul Saulnier who has performed in everything from a country-rock band to an improvised noise duo, PS I Love You was intended to be his experimental, pop music outlet using guitar looping pedals, keyboards with some gadgets and gimmicks. The addition of Benjamin Nelson on drums suddenly transformed the bands little songs into mini, soaring rock anthems.

On the album’s release in North America last year Meet Me At The Muster Station drew critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Village Voice, NME, Eye, Exclaim, Now, Toronto Star, The Fly, Gigwise, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Portland Mercury, San Diego City Beat, The Stranger, Washington Post, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, PopMatters, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted,  CMJ, Prefix, Treble, and KCRW.

Exclaim called it the number four album of 2010 and added;

“It’s hard to believe that the stunning Meet Me at the Muster Station is PS I Love You’s debut. Arriving fully formed, this Kingston duo delivers its catchy hooks with brute force, pummelling listeners with fuzzy guitars and thundering rhythms. And even if you won’t be able to sing along with frontman Paul Saulnier’s strangled yelps, songs like “Facelove” and “2012” will be stuck in your head for weeks. Savage noise freak-outs have never sounded quite so palatable.”

PS I Love You – Get Over

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_zLgN_MuU&feature

See the PS I Love You live in the UK at the following shows:
5/05 London UK – Lexington
5/06 Leeds UK – Cockpit 3
5/07 Glasgow UK – Captains Rest
5/08 Edinburgh UK – Sneaky Pete’s
5/09 Manchester UK – Night and Day
5/10 Sheffield UK – Harley
5/12 Brighton UK – Hectors House (The Great Escape, The Fly)
5/13 Brighton UK – The Albert (The Great Escape, 13 Artists)

The album Meet Me At The Muster Station by PS I Love You is released via Paper Bag Records on April 26th

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The Dillinger Escape Plan present new video for Gold Teeth On A Bum

New Jersey’s loudest and proudest math rock exponents The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced the release of a brand new video made to accompany the track Gold Teeth On A Bum, a track that features on their 2010 album release Option Paralysis.

The video was filmed in Italy during the band’s Autumn 2010 tour and is directed by Salvatore Perrone. It captures perfectly the band’s intense, visceral technic as well as their musical diversity and Greg Puciato’s near legendary growl.

Together with the accompanying light show the video is a six minute excursion into the insanity that is The Dillinger Escape Plan live!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QgBwkaePIk&feature

The Dillinger Escape Plan have also been confirmed as co-headliners for this years Hevy Music Festival which appropriately takes place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in the Kent countryside from August 5th to 8th.

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