The Love Family – When Time Meant Nothing EP

The Love Family - When Time Meant Nothing EP

The Love Family release a new EP, When Time Meant Nothing, with all four songs about growing up in the Medway Towns in the 1980’s.

When Time Meant Nothing‘ – the lead track from The Love Family EP of the same name, delivers a no nonsense antithesis of prog rock – no thrills, wanky solo or pretentious showmanship.

The songs are produced stripped of over exuberance or false tones of excitement.  One vocal, two guitars, bass and drums. This works with, rather than against, the vocal delivery and intensity of the music. It was recorded in Newington at Squarehead Studios with Rob Wilkes.

The music drives a steady, constant speed against the alt rock hard-shoulder, with its post-punk spirit driven by solid, hard, powerful drone-like guitars, effortlessly powering the song like a tugboat against the effervescent commercial tide of X Factor-esque fizzy pop dirge.

The Love Family – When Time Meant Nothing EP tracklist:
When Time Meant Nothing
Escape
Missing Out Friday
Your Blood

The Love Family – When Time Meant Nothing EP is available as a limited CD & digital download.  Follow The Love Family on social media via  Facebook and Twitter.

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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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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Ghosts – Excellent track from Big Sleep

Big Sleep
Big Sleep

I have to admit to knowing very little about the band Big Sleep, other than they are from Manchester and appear to be quite elusive.

Unlike most bands these days Big Sleep do not appear to embrace the social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter and the like, but fair to say that they have a video out that has racked up well over 30,000 hits in a month on YouTube.

The track Ghosts also made it onto the Music Week playlist who described the song as ‘soaring, melodically ambitious guitar-driven pop’.

Whatever their background Big Sleep are causing a bit of a buzz, not only with the song Ghosts but also on their current UK tour supporting The Comets, with many fans commenting that Big Sleep are something really special as a live band.

If you are in Newcastle at the weekend check them out at Newcastle Uni on February 26th where they will be performing along with The Comets, who are quite brilliant themselves.

Big Sleep – Ghosts

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You can download the demo version of Ghosts here:

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Prodigy remix South Central’s The Day I Die – Offered as free download

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the day i die sleeve

Following the recent release of the video and single The Day I Die from South Central, the band have announced that they are giving away a free download of the track in its remixed format produced by Prodigy.

It’s a bit of a rarity these days to see a Prodigy remix, their own recent one was for Jay-Z, so expect something special on this South Central track.

The original release of the single The Day I Die by South Central features no less than five re-mix versions including the Prodigy mix, alongside the original version of the track. It has already been described as a Festival Anthem for this summer and marks the closest the band have come yet to providing a crossover single for the masses.

You can download the, The Day I Die Prodigy remix here.

The single complete with remixes will be officially released on March 14th on Egregore Records, the full track list is here:

1.          Day I Die
2.          Day I Die (The Prodigy rework)
3.          Day I Die (Qemists remix)
4.          Day I Die (The Toxic Avenger remix)
5.          Day I Die (Rhythm Masters remix)
6.          Day I Die (Baxen remix)

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