TOOTAWL “HOUSE ON THE MOON” The brand new EP Out November 27th

TOOTAWL “HOUSE ON THE MOON” The brand new EP Out November 27th

First, let us rewind a little back to last summer 2014… When a young Irish troubadour named Richard O’ Gorman, with guitar in hand, found himself in the epicenter of Nashville, Tennessee playing gigs alongside fellow luminaries in the pubs, pavements and clubs, honing in on his crafty songwriting and performing his bustling brand of nu-folk in such famous venues as The Bluebird.

Standing at six foot four, he was christened ‘too tawl’ in typical Tennessee twang and fashion by a passing hobo on the street. The namesake stuck like glue and upon his arrival home triumphantly with this new adapted title he began working on material for his debut EP. Mainly taking inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and also older blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Tootawl mixes this strong sense of musical tradition with his own unique style.

tootawlEPcover Since his time in Tennessee, Tootawl has been paying his dues around the gigging circuit in Ireland including special guest support slot performances to Aslan in their sold out gig in Cork Opera House and Ham Sandwich at the Bandon Music Festival, to name but a few.

TooTawl recorded, engineered and mixed his debut EP with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, O Emperor) at Monique Studios. It has a release date of Friday 27th of November with tour dates to follow nationally.

For more information visit TOOTAWL online:

https://www.facebook.com/tootawl

https://twitter.com/TootawlMusic

 

Good Seed PR announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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Tuesday 25th June 2013, Good Seed PR are pleased to announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

PURE SYNC is a forward-thinking music synchronisation agency & music publishing company. With over a decade of experience, the Pure Sync team delivers a time efficient and cost effective turn key creative music solution for Advertising Agencies (Brey Leino, BIG, M&C Saatchi, Mother, McCaan etc…) TV, Film & Gaming production companies (Endemol, Thumbs Up, Fulwell73, Metrodome, Monkey etc…), around the world. Previous clients include IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, BBC, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus and many more leading brands and companies.

Blending the two companies ethos “You make the music, we spread the word” and ‘Bringing Sound & Vision Together’, this union will be a most welcome deal to artists from both Ireland & Internationally. Bringing the best music to the forefront in all creative industries.

Good Seed PR & Pure Sync will provide Creatives, Directors, Producers & Editors with a ‘One Stop Shop’ for creative music searches, rights negotiation & licensing, bespoke composition, re-records & sound design, pre-cleared music & sonic branding in Ireland. Along with also providing Artists, Composers & Producers with a global platform and opportunity for their music to be placed in Films, TV, Advertising, Games & all other forms of media.

MD of Good Seed PR Linda Coogan Byrne commented “We are very much looking forward to making a real mark with Pure Sync in Ireland’s Sync market and hope to be able to continue to get Independent, well known & unknown music or bespoke composition & re records onto more and more platforms within the realm of Advertising, TV, Film and Gaming. This kind of merge has not been done before and if there was ever a right time for this to happen it is now, when our industry is ever changing and expanding. It is an exciting time”.

Links:

http://puresyncinc.com

http://www.goodseedpr.com

Contact:

Linda Coogan Byrne

E: linda@goodseedpr.com

☎: 01 6813496

Mobile: +353 851659065

The Hot Sprockets announce Festival dates and Summer tour!

The Hot SprocketsOn Record Store Day April 20th 2013, The Hot Sprockets released their staggeringly cool country alt rocking Single ‘SOUL BROTHER’ to National acclaim. From being awarded Track of the week on Dublins 98 Fm to Single of the week on Today FM, The Hot Sprockets are winning over new fans at every roll of the dice. Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music.

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards. And the new music video for single SOUL BROTHER  has been hotly tipped as the coolest retro video of the year by ..anyone who watches it!

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

Nationwide tour dates:

Thurs 9th May – Dolans, Limerick
Fri 10th May – Coughlins Live, Cork
Tues 14th May – 100 Club, London w/ The Strypes
Thurs 16th May – Radio Nova Listeners Party, Cafe En Seine, Dublin
Fri 17th May – Metro 17, Wexford
Sat 18th May – Green & Live, Letterkenny
Sat 25th May – Life Festival, Belvedere House, Mullingar
Thurs 30th May – Knockanstockan launch party, MV Cill Airne Boat, IFSC Dublin
Sat June 1st – Forbidden Fruit, Kilmainham
Sun June 2nd – Happy Valley Fest, Thomastown
Sun June 23rd – Sea Session, Bundorran
Fri 28th June – McGourtys Bar, Castlerea, Roscommon
Sat 29th June – Westport Fest, Mayo
Sat 27th July – Knockanstockan, Wicklow
Fri 2nd Aug – Indie-Pendence, Cork
Sat 3rd Aug – NSx Festival, Dundalk

www.thehotsprockets.com

www.breakingtunes.com/thehotsprockets

www.facebook.com/thehotsprockets

www.twitter.com/thehotsprockets

TV Watch: JOHN SHEAHAN: A DUBLINER : MONDAY APRIL 15th RTE ONE 9.35PM

JOHN SHEAHAN: A DUBLINER  : MONDAY APRIL 15th RTE ONE 9.35PM

John Sheahan(Colour)The documentary film John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners. As Barney McKenna once said, John is the ‘memory chip’, the part of the band who never forgets, ‘the mortar between the bricks’ that kept the band together.

John Sheahan was perhaps the most unlikely member of The Dubliners. His quiet nature and classical music training set him apart from his fellow group members. Now at the age of 73 he has reached a major turning point in his life. All of his friends that he once shared the band with in the early days, Luke, Ronnie, Ciarán and Barney are now sadly dead and he has finally decided to close the book on the life of The Dubliners after fifty years of recording and touring.

Sheahan is a deep thinker, a quality musician, composer and a poet with a passion for words.  At the age of 25 he was set up for life with a pensionable job as an ESB draftsman. He worked by day and played music by night. In 1964, to the dismay of his father who was a member of An Garda Síochána, he packed in the day job to go full time with The Dubliners.Image Ref. No. 2062/025

Now fifty years later it’s a new dawn for John.  He has all of the memories neatly packed away into different compartments and is ready to tell his side of The Dubliners story. John Sheahan is an eyewitness to a colourful chapter in Irish history that has formed a large part of our national identity. He has taken a road less travelled and thankfully has survived to tell the tale.

Produced by the award winning Scratch Films and directed by five time IFTA winning director Maurice Sweeney, John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a treasure trove of rare Dubliners archive some of which has never been broadcast in Ireland before and contemporary performances with Damien Dempsey, Declan O’Rourke, Charlie McGettigan, Máire Breatnach, Seán Keane and Neil Martin.

Nationwide to feature GiftedLive.com on tomorrows (Oct 17th) show at 7pm on Rte 1


If you are at the TV tomorrow evening Oct 17th The TV Show ‘Nationwide’ on Rte 1 television will be doing a special preview feature on Gifted Live. It will air from 7pm. And trust us, you will like!! http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/nationwide.html

Please see some recent videos from Gifted Lives Performances earlier this month:

The Original Rudeboys:
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-stars-in-my-eyes-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-me-my-mind-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-written-songs-feeling-good-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Adela and & the Meanits:
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-party-for-3-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-office-romance-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-kinda-wild-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Mojo Fury:
http://giftedlive.com/09/mojo-fury-all-in-awe-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/mojo-fury-el-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Silhouette and Paul Walsh:
http://giftedlive.com/09/silhouette-with-paul-walsh-nothing-compares-to-you-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

The Red Velvetines:
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-red-velvetines-tell-me-sister-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-red-velvetines-the-provocateur-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Mark Black & The Trips announce tour dates a+ new single.

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Single: Leave Without A Trace + bonus track: Try Out on iTunes Nov 9th

Mark Black & the Trips are led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Black and also features Brendan McGlynn on bass and Seamus Devenny on drums and percussion. Mark Black’s musical credentials include two self-produced studio albums, a double live album and concert DVD featuring the 13 piece big band “The Roots Orchestra”.

‘Leave Without A Trace’, the second single from the album ‘Ghosts In The Fire’ features the power rock trio doing what they do best, with big drums, big guitars and powerful vocal harmonies.  Mixed by Tommy McLaughlin from the Villagers and the video features epic big wave surfing scenes from the West Coast of Ireland.

No strangers to the gigging circuit Mark Black & The Tips have performed at Glastonbury Festival, Sea Sessions, Earagail Arts Festival, Enniskillen Arts Festival and have supported fellow luminaries such as Alabama 3, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Hot House Flowers, Jerry Fish, Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze.

They have just announced a November National wide tour with dates listed below.

LIVE DATES:

Fri 2 Nov – Roddens, Buncrana

Fri 9 nov – Boyles, slane (mark solo

Sat 10 Nov – Oyster Bar, Dunfanaghy

Thur 22 Nov – Whelans (Upstairs) with support Colour//Sound

Fri 23 Nov – Greenroom Live, Letterkenny w/ support

Sat 24 nov – cosy corner, Gulladuff, co Derry

Sat 1 Dec  – Mullarkeys Bar, Clifden

Sun 2 Dec – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork

LINKS:

www.markblackmusic.com

www.facebook.com/markblackthetrips

www.twitter.com/markblackmusic

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: First New Studio Album in Four Years! ‘Theatre Is Evil’ (COOKCD571) Released Sept 7th

 

First New Studio Album in Four Years! ‘Theatre Is Evil’ (COOKCD571) Released Sept 7th

“Palmer is set to join Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails as the artists that people tend to mention when they talk about the new music business.”  Billboard

” …Ms. Palmer sings dark and jubilant songs.”  The New York Times

Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer is preparing to release her first new studio album in four years, in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff. Entitled Theatre Is Evil, the album was recently recorded in Melbourne with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Murder By Death, Modest Mouse, Xiu Xiu), and is due out in September.

Arguably her most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. Written over the course of several years (since the release of her last studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer), the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to – most notably 80s synth rock and Brit Pop. From the anthemic “Do It With A Rockstar” and “Want it Back” to the mighty, horn-induced bop of “Massachusetts Avenue”, Theatre is Evil is tauntingly playful. At the same time, a more somber, vulnerable Amanda Palmer pulls at our heart strings with ballads like “Trout Heart Replica”, “Grown Man Cry”, and the pièce de résistance: “The Bed Song”, a somber, melancholy track that documents the slow deterioration of a long-term marriage.

True to form, the undisputed queen of crowd-sourcing and fan engagement enlisted her community of loyal supporters to launch her ambitious global release, selling nearly 25,000 copies of her new album in multiple formats via Kickstarter, along with a variety of unique merch items including hand-painted turntables, two different coffee table art books featuring art from the group exhibit, and numerous Amanda Palmer experiences. All told Palmer’s presales have already earned the artist over $1 million, garnering accolades from the likes of Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, and The Economist.

Via The Guardian: New music: Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra – Want It Back

Here’s your chance to watch Amanda Palmer, in her new video, using her body as a canvas for her lyrics

Warning: not safe for work

Sandi Thom to release new album : Flesh & Blood Aug 24th + free download Single available exclusively from her website from June 4th.

Sandi Thom releases new album “Flesh and Blood” on August 24th (27th in Uk)

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes

Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte Marie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom is proud to announce  the August 24th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood.  The album was produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson and recorded at 16 Ton studio in Nashville, Tennessee. This is Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.

The first single, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download on www.sandithom.com on June 4th.

Best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed by NOVA through Universal Music Operations).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines, that funks it up on the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and inevitably breaks your heart, with the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

The new album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest appearances from acclaimed singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte Marie and famous Rolling Stones collaborator, the legendary saxophonist Bobby Keys.

“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong.  Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte Marie on the latter’s classic song, Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Celebrated music journalist Mick Wall likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi, it’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. They will discover another side to me entirely.

Flesh and Blood – Track Listing

  1. Help Me (4:34)
  2. I Owe You Zero (3:24)
  3. Flesh And Blood (4:28)
  4. Sun Comes Crashing Down (4:03)
  5. In The Pines (4:59)
  6. The Big Ones Get Away (4:05)
  7. Stormy Weather (4:31)
  8. I See The Devil In You (3:55)
  9.  Rise As One (3:06)
  10. I Love You Like A Lunatic (4:52)
  11. Save Some Mercy For Me (4:37)
  12. Lay Your Burden Down (5:40) 

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Official Website: www.sandithom.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/sandithom

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sandi_Thom

YouTube: www.youtube.com/sandithom

For interview opportunities and album review copies, please contact:

Linda Coogan Byrne/ Good Seed PR

Acts announced for the upcoming June & July shows of GIFTEDLIVE!

…A new way to experience live music

Get closer to the bands you love, without leaving your house.

 Acts announced for the upcoming June & July shows!

GiftedLive.com are bringing you closer to the bands you love, without you having to leave the comfort of your home. It is a new ‘online music show’ set in a format similar to a TV show which is broadcasted live and direct from stunning venue: The Belfast Empire Music Hall. 

It’s the first music show of its kind – an online show based around a live gig. GiftedLive.com will feature the best new music around – from the established stars to the undiscovered gems – and gift it live to the world!

All GiftedLive.com shows are streamed for Free – Live & Online.  And if you’re worried that you’re missing out on the adrenaline-fuelled impact of a live gig, think about it for a while.

Where you ever at a gig and yet the sound quality wasn’t quite right for you? Did you ever envy those up at the front of stage? Never got into the VIP area you so desperately wanted to be in? That feeling will vanish once you watch your favourite band live – in real time – on your very own front of house seat, from your own home, lap top or mobile device.  GiftedLive.com offers you the chance to share in that live gig experience …but with all the creature comforts of home!

Then again, can always come down to The Belfast Empire Music Hall and witness the magic in person. It is a live gig after all! For those who do however want to attend the gigs in person, tickets are priced at £10 and are available at the door of The Empire Music Hall Belfast from 8:30pm onwards on the night of each show.

GiftedLive.com is hosted by presenter Kat Kirk. Each performance is filmed on multi-cameras and cut live on location. All performances are archived and available for viewing on www.GiftedLive.com

‘Gifted’ has been running at The Empire Music Hall for over 11 years and has showcased some of the finest talent to ever emerge from these shores.  Everyone from Duke Special to The Answer, Fighting with Wire, General Fiasco, The Riptide Movement, Desert Hearts, Olympic Lifts, Oppenheimer, Two Door Cinema Club; the list reads like a who’s who of Irish music.

Thursday 7th June:
Duke Special
The 1930s
Tieranniesaur
Pugwash
Window Seats
Gavin James

+ Special Performances by

A Plastic Rose (Launch ‘Live’ show at 9pm – exclusive acoustic performance)
More Than Conquerors
Tom McShane
Elspeth

Thursday 5th July:

The Answer
(Exclusive performance of ‘Rise’ album)

David Kitt
Kopek
The Riptide Movement
Cosmo Jarvis
BeeMickSee

+ Special Recorded Performances by

General Fiasco
Shake!
Droids

To attend the above gigs in person: Doors: 8:30pm / Adm: £10 @ The Belfast Empire

or

See it for FREE Online

Shows starts at 9pm on @ http://www.giftedlive.com/

www.facebook/giftedlive
www.Twitter.com/gifted_live