Mourning Birds – Exile – Free download

Mourning Birds play exciting high energy garage punk rock & roll
Mourning Birds play exciting high energy garage punk rock & roll!

After their brilliant debut release ‘Oh Yeh!Mourning Birds spent the rest of the summer locked away in Foel Studio in Wales recording their debut album.  The album has since been released via P-Vine Records in Japan.

To mark the next chapter in the band’s short but exciting story so far, the garage rock three-piece have released a free download. Exile is a quintessential Mourning Birds track. This is another exciting high energy slice of garage punk rock & roll!

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From supporting Slaves at their home coming show to Camden Crawl, from the pages of NME magazine to the ears of BBC Radio 1 listeners up and down the country, Mourning Birds don’t do things by halves and have excited and infuriated in great measures. 2015 is already geared up to an exciting start with the three-piece equipped with a debut album ready to be unleashed on a public fast catching on to a garage rock n roll revival, it starts with Exile.

Catch Mourning Birds Live:
Mourning Birds @ Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate 17/01/15

Mark Stewart – Nothing is Sacred, free download

Mark Stewart makes an apocalyptic return amidst an increasingly agitated atmosphere and is releasing his latest single,  “Nothing Is Sacred” as a free download.

The track is a damning indictment of greed in a year riddled by riots, revolutions, occupations and increasing collapse of the global financial system. A collaboration with Crass vocalist Eve Libertine, German elector monsters Slope and Dan Catsis from The Pop Group on bass “Nothing Is Sacred” has a howling funk-rock and unyielding political attack evolved from the sessions for Mark Stewart’s forthcoming album, and is the now-deleted AA of his limited 7” cover of the T.Rex classic “Children of the Revolution”.

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Mark Stewart is one of those rare artists that has not only remained steadily prolific over the course of three decades, he continues to inspire with his pioneering sonics, viciously astute social observations and uncompromising manifestos.

Nick Cave, Alec Empire, Bobby Gillespie, Trent Reznor and Tricky amongst many others have cited him as a major influence, as well as a host of current provocateurs like Factory Floor, fellow Bristol producers Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound) and Kahn.

His 11th-hour appearance at St. Vincent’s recent London show duetting on his early Pop Group track, “She’s Beyond Good and Evil” elicited a breathless response from critics (“a firefight of vocoder-distorted vocals and funk-rock rhythms” – The Guardian) and St. Vincent herself: “I did not want that song to end ever! It’s crazy to get to play with one of my heroes, I kinda can’t believe it.”

Nothing Is Sacred” by Mark Stewart is available as a free download from www.markstewartmusic.com.

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Horse Guards Parade new album ‘Ten Songs’ + free mp3 download

Horse Guards Parade - Ten Songs
Horse Guards Parade - Ten Songs

Several years in the making, the Horse Guards Parade are about to release their carefully honed debut album Ten Songs, a collection of  quirky and quintessentially British pop tunes written with a light comic touch.

It is no surprise to learn that the band have recently been touring in support of the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Pavement, there are similarities to be heard in parts of the Horse Guards Parades debut.

It’s the strength of the band’s songs that has attracted regular airtime on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 among others, completing sessions for BBC introducing and Simon Mayo along the way.

The band was also asked to play at the Pavement curated All Tomorrow’s Party festival, as well as supporting the iconic band for a show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. There’s certainly something of Stephen Malkmus’ lyrical sharpness to the record, although Waudby claims he is just as inspired by literary influences;

“It’s mainly writers such as Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Brett Easton Ellis and Larkin who inspire my lyrics, but I also get inspired by the work of artists, film makers and musicians from Chuck Close to Lars Von Trier to Neil Young. They’re all people who create uncompromising, beautiful and exciting art. They all make you feel something, whether you like that feeling or not.”

Listen and download one of the stand out tracks on the album Ten Songs, this track is amusingly titled ‘She Looked Like A Henry Moore.’

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The Horse Guards Parade debut album Ten Songs is released on April 11th

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Alt. rockers Smile’s brilliant debut EP ‘Closer’

Smile
Smile

Formed by five friends from Reading and London in 2009, Smile have featured on national radio stations XFM and BBC 6Music, winning listeners over with a session recorded for the Tom Robinson Show.

The band are a refreshing update of some of alternative rock’s true greats, referencing everyone from Afghan Whigs to Dinosaur Jr. while creating a personality entirely of their own.

Smile release their excellent debut EP ‘Closer’ on April 11th and the band are offering a free download of the title track right here:

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Smile singer Chris Relevitch said:

“’The song ‘Closer’ is a break up song; it’s actually very bitter. I didn’t want to turn it into anything too crappy, so I tried to make it as direct and honest as possible, which ended up with me singing the most infantile, dumb shit. Stuff that I would probably say if I were drunk, which I was. It’s a healing process, the hurt process. ‘Nightlife’ is an ode to failed relationships and their worth in reminding us how much of a dick we can all be. Lord Lucan was a dick, he tried to kill his wife but ended up killing the nanny instead.”

Live Dates:

March 28th – London, The Windmill

April 7th – London, The Monarch

April 13th – Reading, The Oakford Social Club

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The Goldberg Sisters self titled album and latest video/single Shush

The Goldberg Sisters
The Goldberg Sisters

Perhaps best known for saving Private Ryan in the Hollywood blockbuster movie, actor Adam Goldberg is the man behind The Goldberg Sisters whose self titled album will be released on April 11th.

The Goldberg Sisters is the latest moniker for Adam’s musical output, he has previously released material as LANdy but has changed the artist name to avoid copyright infringements with a famous Brandy manufacturer.

The Goldberg Sisters is an album which encompasses everything from psychedelic to the “psychotropic” and explores themes from the depressing to the negligibly, less depressing, and it is Goldberg’s lofty ambition that this new album will put a wiggle in your step and a shot of adrenaline in your arm.

There are of course no sisters in the band, Goldberg explains; “I wanted to be in a sister band because there are a lot of cool sister bands lately, so I was basically trying to jump on the bandwagon. And I have two half-sisters whose last names are Goldberg. They don’t appear on the record, but they are there in spirit.”

You get the impression that Goldberg is his own man and his music too is about as unique as it gets, he manages to build his music in unfamiliar territory and clearly has a taste for the perverse- choosing to shoot the video for the track Shush on an iPhone, in one take.

The Goldberg Sisters – Shush

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If you like Shush, get the free download of The Goldberg Sisters track Don’t Grow, here.

The Goldberg Sisters self titled album, tracklisting:

01. The Room
02. Mother Please (The World Is Not Our Home
03. Shush
04. Don’t Grow
05. You’re Beautiful When You Die
06. Erik Erikson
07. Third Person Blues
08. The Difference Between
09. The Skin Of the Patriot (Blame It on Your Youth)
10. The Heart Grows Fonder

The Goldberg Sisters brand new single Shush is released on March 28th with the self titled album to follow on April 11th.

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