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RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE THE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM ON 23rd MAY 2014

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R and R.RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN RELEASE THE ‘DO IT AGAIN’ MINI ALBUM ON 23rd MAY 2014

 ‘DO IT AGAIN’ TOUR RUNS THROUGHOUT SUMMER 

Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 23rd May 2014.

‘Do It Again’ will be the first single available from 25th April. This serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this year, which will feature two of the tracks.

The ‘Do It Again’ tour with Röyksopp and Robyn, already described as one of the most exciting tours of the Summer, begins at Sonar Festival in Spain on 13th June 2014, and includes a headline slot on the BBC Radio 6 music stage at Latitude Festival on 19th July.

Röyksopp and Robyn unveil a clip from ‘Monument’, the first track on the mini album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nek-IvGpe0w

Watch the ‘Do It Again’ tour trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzjnlf8yZIw

“This 5 track mini-album is the accumulation and embodiment of the synergy between Robyn and ourselves. We’ve intended this to be a diverse yet cohesive and thought through musical venture; it’s meant to be an expression where pop & art reign side by side.” (Röyksopp)

Röyksopp and Robyn were inspired by each other’s company and compelled to create something they had never done before, building on the brief moments when they had come together in the past. Having worked together on ‘The Girl and the Robot’, which appeared on Röyksopp’s ‘Junior’ album in 2009 and ‘None Of Dem’ on Robyn’s ‘Body Talk’ Pt. 1 in 2010, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album sees the two artists doing just that.

“… this doesn’t sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it’s just something else entirely”, “The word ‘collaboration’ has never before been more justified in the world of music!” (Röyksopp)

“Svein and Torbjörn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013, I´ve been going back and forth to Bergen to record and write with the boys up until recently. Collaborating with S & T is something I enjoy very much. In the beginning we just knew we wanted to do something together and then it started to feel more like a band thing than songs for a Röyksopp or Robyn album so we´re releasing this music together as a band you could say.” (Robyn)

The ‘Do It Again’ mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.

‘Monument’s grandeur and grace is as distinctive as it is moving and was the first song where they wrote lyrics together. A defining moment on the mini album in the shape of a near ten-minute long anthem, which was inspired by a sculpture from artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite, which gave Robyn a “physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are.”

‘Do It Again’ is the first single taken from the mini album and is an “accidental pop song” written after a night out together in Bergen. It is one of the most effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tunes of recent years, and started life as a rave-inspired throwback.

One of the first songs they started working on was ‘Every Little Thing’, the mini album’s tear-stained electro-ballad (key lyric; “baby, why you falter, when you know I’m waiting here”).

Elsewhere, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album covers big thumping house in the shape of the club-ready ‘Sayit’, which features a near duet between Robyn and what sounds like an aroused robot. On the other end of the spectrum there is the closing ‘Inside The Idle Hour Club’, which utilises Robyn’s vocal discreetly to create a pensive, slowly evolving soundscape that’s worth diving headlong into.

‘Do It Again’ is compelling not just for it’s personality, but also because it is simply not what you expect.

Tracklisting:

1. Monument

2. Sayit

3. Do It Again

4. Every Little Thing

5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

Mini album pre order link: www.doitaga.in

‘Do It Again’ tour dates below:

June 13 Sonar Festival (Spain)

June 14 Northside Festival (Denmark)

June 26 Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)

June 28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)

June 29 Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)

July 18  Melt Festival (Germany)

July 19 Latitude Festival (UK)

August 8 Øya Festival (Norway)

August 9 Way Out West Festival (Sweden)

August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)

August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)

August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)

August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

Links:

www.doitaga.in

http://royksopp.com

https://www.facebook.com/Royksopp

http://robyn.com

https://www.facebook.com/robyn

www.cookingvinyl.com

Gary Numan – ‘I Am Dust’ video + Headline live show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo – 28th November

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“Making electronic music that’s inspired generations of musicians, and it doesn’t look like he’s letting up any time soon” Noisey

  • New ‘I Am Dust’ video
  • Live at Sonisphere festival – 4th July
  • Live at Alt-Fest – 16th August
  • Headline live show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo  – 28th November

Gary Numan is pleased to announce a main stage appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival on 4th July, Alt-Fest on 16th August and an exclusive London show for 2014 at The Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, on 28th November.

In anticipation of the shows, Gary has unveiled a brand new video for ‘I Am Dust’ (taken from his lauded recent album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind))’, which marked a deserved return to the top-rank of worldwide musical stardom.

The ‘I Am Dust’ video was made using a Tachyons+ video glitch synth effected live via HI-8 camera and a CRT television captured by a modern digital camera. No computer post production was used in the making of this video.Tachyons+ is a video glitch synth designing team that modifies vintage video gear to create new ways of crafting visual productions for video artists around the world. It was directed by Gary Numan fans Logan Owlbeemoth with effects by Omebi Velouria can be viewed here .

‘I Am Dust’s grinding, apocalyptic, electro gives way to a gigantic chorus, all of which is sonically and musically streets ahead, highlighting Numan’s renewed mojo for fresh, exciting songs, and breaking new sonic ground.

The Sonisphere, Alt-Fest and Hammersmith dates follow in the wake of Gary’s fantastic recent run of success, which culminated in critical acclaim and a return to the UK Top 20 albums chart after 30 years for ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’, plus a rapturous response to his sold-out national headline tour and South By Southwest dates.

This triumphant live return to London’s Hammersmith Apollo also has special historical significance for Gary,  as he released his first (and now classic) full-length live album ‘The Touring Principle 1979’ (which was recorded at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo) 35 years ago this year.

2014 also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘The Pleasure Principle’, plus the Hammersmith  gig will be Gary’s biggest London headline show in over 20 years, so fans can expect a celebratory show, which promises to reach an all time incendiary and inspired high.

This summer will no doubt see Gary’s star continue to rise, alongside his widespread recognition as a hugely-influential pioneer and a vital, current artist enjoying a new creative peak.

Tickets for the Hammersmith show are £35 pounds Standing, £37.50 premium seats:

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_gary_numan.html

‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ Is out now on Mortal records.

www.garynuman.co.uk / www.cookingvinyl.com

The Furious Haze announce details of their new EP!! out Aug 23rd titled BRING ME UP + Dublin date Whelans Aug 22nd!

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THE FURIOUS HAZE

The Furious Haze EP cover

EP: BRING ME UP

OUT ON ITUNES ON AUGUST 23RD

+ DUBLIN DATE AUG 22ND WHELANS

The small auditorium is packed and on the verge of violence due to the conditions. The lights over stage twitch from a leaking pipe above, suddenly the concentration breaks, the hum off the crowd dissipates. Now, only the sound of the sub plot coming from the Saint Patrick’s Day riot far off in the distance can be heard. The concentration breaks again to the first click of the sticks, the strum of the guitar, the first glass thrown with love, the revolution begins, “The Furious Haze” are born.

Rasheed Sassy (best seat in the house), Marcus O’ Toole stage right, Martyn Lyle stage left, dead centre stood Graham Hatton and deep in violent territory, Peter Wright controlling the desk. In those days they were the “The Black Sheep” but now, politics dictates otherwise.

After six years of breaking strings, stage invasions, brawl breakouts, glass rockets in and out, road trips that went very wrong, crowd dives that turned bloody, broken and thrashed gear, vomit on stage, civil war, falling through windows and doors, honouring the faithful, and a lot of alcohol taken. Finally, “The Furious Haze” have finished recording their debut album. Channeling the furiousness of The Sex Pistols amassed with The Clash.

Recorded in the Grouse Lodge and mixed by Phil Hayes at Apollo, Temple Lane Studios and Mastered by Fergal Davis; The Furious Haze will release their EP “BRING ME UP” on AUGUST 23RD 2013.

Links:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFuriousHaze

YouTube – www.youtube.com/TheFuriousHaze

Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFuriousHaze

Website – www.TheFuriousHaze.com

Gigs:

15 Aug 2013 Galway City   Monroes

22 Aug 2013 Dublin            Whelans

09 Nov 2013 Santry, Dublin, Astro Sports Bar

BLITZ KIDS new single ‘Run For Cover’ set for release August 5th / Brand new album ‘The Good Youth’ coming October 2013

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Run For Cover Single Cover BLITZ KIDS new single ‘Run For Cover’ set for release August 5th / Brand new album ‘The Good Youth’ coming October 2013

– Recent tours with Young Guns and Lower Than Atlantis followed up with an October tour supporting The Blackout

– Following on from Radstock and Slam Dunk Festivals, set to play Download Festival Sunday 16th on 2nd stage (11am), with more confirmed

– Single available on download AND a limited edition, etched 7” 

Listen ‘Run For Cover’ here:  http://youtu.be/Qb-d1VkY928iTunes Pre Order here: http://smarturl.it/bkrunforcover

+ IRISH TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: Sat-Nov-2 Belfast – N. IRE, Mandela Hall & Sun-Nov-3 Dublin – Ireland, Academy (SUPPORTING THE BLACKOUT)

Having recently slayed SXSW Festival in Austin, played Slam Dunk Festival, toured the UK with Lower Than Atlantis, and then Ireland with Young Guns, UK four piece BLITZ KIDS can now reveal the brand new single, ‘Run For Cover’. The single, which will be released on August 5th on digital download AND as a limited etched 7”, is the 2nd track to be taken from the bands forthcoming, brand new studio album ‘The Good Youth’, set for a late September release date.

Jono Yates (Guitar) explains a bit about the track:Run For Cover’ is just basically your run of the mill fists in the air, lager on the floor, punch your best friend in the face and eat a kebab after you’re finished kind of tune. It’s about getting blagged by your missus when you’re out on tour with the lads, and the challenges that come with being in a relationship when you’re constantly on the road.’

The band can also can now announce they will be supporting The Blackout across the UK in October, which Jono (Yates) explains has been a tour long planned: ‘It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally on a full UK run with The Blackout. We’ve played countless shows with those boys, and it’s going to be a ridiculous and quite frankly dangerous ordeal, sending us on the road together for two weeks. Come to think of it, whoever thought this would be a good idea should probably lawyer up, because they are responsible for whatever misfortune awaits. We can’t wait!’

Previous to SXSW in March and these LTA dates, live wise, BLITZ KIDS have recently undertaken UK and European tours with the likes of We The Kings, DRUGS, Tonight Alive, Kids In Glass Houses, Mayday Parade, Mallory Knox, Escape The Fate and Canterbury among others. They have also played the UK’s biggest and most prestigious festivals, such as Download, Sonisphere, Slam Dunk and Hevy.

FULL list of BLITZ KIDS live dates, supporting The Blackout:

Mon-Oct-21 Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms

Tue-Oct-22 Exeter – Lemon Grove / Thu-Oct-24 Cardiff – Wales, Solus

Fri-Oct-25 Birmingham, Institute / Sat-Oct-26 Manchester – Academy 2

Sun-Oct-27 London – Shepherds Bush Empire / Tue-Oct-29 Glasgow – QMU

Wed-Oct-30 Norwich – Waterfront

Thu-Oct-31 – Nottingham, Rock City / Fri-Nov-1 Newcastle – Warehouse 34

Sat-Nov-2 Belfast – N. IRE, Mandela Hall / Sun-Nov-3 Dublin – Ireland, Academy

OTHER confirmed live dates:

16th June (Sunday) – DOWNLOAD Festival, Pepsi Max Stage

7th July – Make A Scene Festival, Teeside Students Union, Middlesbrough

19th July – Ponty Big Weekend

28th July – Burnout Festival, Bournemouth

28th September – Ringmaster Festival, Whitbourne Estate in Worcestershire

BLITZ KIDS are:

Joe James – Vocals

Jono Yates – Guitar / Nic Montgomery – Bass

Matt Freer – Drums

http://www.blitzkidsofficial.com/

http://www.facebook.com/blitzkidsuk

https://twitter.com/blitzkids

Finnish rock giants HIM agree record deal for the UK and Ireland!

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HIMDoubleCross signs HIM                                                               

–       Finnish rock giants agree record deal for the UK and Ireland

–       New album, Tears On Tape, due for April 29th (26th in Ireland) 

DoubleCross, Cooking Vinyl’s specialist rock imprint, have announced their latest big league signing, with Finnish rock giants HIM agreeing a UK and Ireland deal – with options – for their forthcoming album.

Recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, the new album – titled Tears On Tape – is scheduled for release on April 29th.(26th in Ireland)

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s previous seven albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve gold sales status in the US.

 A formidable live act, the band is currently limbering up for dates in 2013, including a highly anticipated appearance at Download.

Speaking about the signing, DoubleCross general manager, Phil Hopwood, said: “It’s so exciting to be working with such a great band. HIM are a well respected cornerstone of the genre and the new album delivers on every level. We will make a lot of new fans with this record.”

Fresh from mastering the album in New York, Ville Valo  added :- ‘Cooking Vinyl’s history speaks for itself and for some unfathomable reason they have clearly understood HIM’s rather perverse musical fetishes (which is as rare as hen’s teeth !). DoubleCross (of the inverted kind) here we come !”

DoubleCross was launched in August 2012 with a mission to sign the world’s hottest rock and metal acts.

Adding Skindred to its roster last month, the label recently celebrated the release of King Of Conflict, the debut album from The Virginmarys.

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DoubleCross

DoubleCross was launched in 2012. A Cooking Vinyl label, the mission is to sign the world’s hottest rock and metal acts, both new talent, and established artists / bands looking for a new home.

Cooking Vinyl Records

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Madness, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Ron Sexsmith and Roll Deep. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.

Cooking Vinyl Records is a division of the CV Group

http://cookingvinyl.com/

CV Group

CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.

 

Cooking Vinyl announce worldwide services deal for Alison Moyet

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Alison-MoyetCooking Vinyl announce worldwide services deal for Alison Moyet

·       New Guy Sigsworth-produced album due in May 2013


January 31st 2013: Cooking Vinyl is delighted to announce the signing of Alison Moyet to a worldwide services deal.


The deal will cover Moyet’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Produced by Guy Sigsworth (Madonna, Bjork, Seal, Frou Frou) and scheduled for release in May 2013, the singer describes her new electronic-based material as “Prog-Pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation”.

A three-times BRIT winner and Grammy nominee, Moyet is managed by Modest! Management. In her career to date she has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of acclaimed 80s duo Yazoo. All of her seven previous studio albums charted in the UK Top 30.

Speaking about the deal, Moyet commented: “It is a very happy place I find myself in. I am more than delighted to be joining Cooking Vinyl and working with a company of people that support the direction I have taken for my eighth solo studio album.

“With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right”

Richard Griffiths, director of Modest! Management said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside Cooking Vinyl for Alison’s next release. They were they obvious home for this record, which we are all incredibly proud of.”

Rob Collins, Director, Cooking Vinyl added: “Alison is a legend and has made an outstanding record on her own terms. I think a lot of people will be surprised, in a good way, about how amazing the record is.”

Cooking Vinyl Records
Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Madness, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Ron Sexsmith and Roll Deep. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.
Cooking Vinyl Records is a division of the CV Group
http://cookingvinyl.com/

CV Group
CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.

Billy Bragg releases his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail on Cooking Vinyl records on March 15 2013.

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BILLY BRAGG

New album Tooth & Nail released March 15 2013

(Cooking Vinyl COOKCD580)

COOKCD580 Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail Physical OnlyFree Download of album track Handyman Blues from www.billybragg.co.uk from 2:00 pm GMT on Wednesday January 16th 

Billy Bragg releases his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail on Cooking Vinyl records on March 15 2013. Available formats are CD, LP and a limited special edition CD+DVD Bookpack.

The limited special edition Bookpack includes the CD, a 36 page booklet containing exclusive photos and a collection of columns written by Billy originally published in Q magazine between 2008 and

2011, plus a DVD of 10 promotional videos that Billy made for his singles between 1986 – 2002.

Drawing on personal rather than political themes, Tooth & Nail  was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose impeccable production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie) in his South Pasadena basement studio.  With Joe taking Billy out of his comfort zone (all vocals were recorded live without retakes or overdubs) the album features an accomplished crew of musicians, including Greg Leisz (Bon Iver), Patrick Warren (Lana Del Rey), Jay Bellerose (Regina Spektor) and David Piltch (Ramblin’ Jack Eliot). The spontaneous results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998’s Mermaid Avenue sessions he recorded with Wilco – drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

In his own words: “In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.”

Permanently active beyond music and consistently playing to audiences around the world, this period also saw Billy establish the Jail Guitar Doors initiative and lend support to numerous causes including the anti-fascist campaign Hope Not Hate and the Occupy Movement. In 2010, he began to curate the Left Field at Glastonbury Festival, with the aim of highlighting new political artists. He recently delivered the 2012 John Peel Lecture.

‘The Sherpa of Heartbreak’: Billy Bragg on the making of Tooth & Nail

The songs on Tooth and Nail had their genesis in a comment that turned up in my twitter feed sometime in 2011. It said something like ‘Getting over break-up by listening to @billybragg, the Sherpa of Heartbreak’. It made me smile to think of my love songs doing some emotional heavy lifting for the heart-broken. Most people, when they hear my name, think of polemical anthems born in struggle. I often find myself having to remind people that I am also the Sherpa of Heartbreak, writing songs about the struggle to maintain our relationships with those we love the most.

Since the release of my last studio album, Mr Love & Justice in 2008, I’d become rather disillusioned with the record industry, wondering if there was any place for a middle-aged Billy Bragg in a market dominated by the X-Factor. Plenty of people wanted to see me in concert, but was there really any point in me going into the studio for six weeks to record another album? Did I still have the appetite for such a huge undertaking?

2011 had started badly. My mother fell ill in January and passed away six weeks later. Such things force you to take stock, of where you are, what you’ve been doing, but most of all, what you want to do with the time you have left. The ‘Sherpa of Heartbreak’ tweet was a nudge, reminding me that I also write love songs. Driven by this impulse, I put in a call to my old friend Joe Henry.

Joe and I go back a long way. I’ve admired his lyrical song writing since we first met in the Rockefeller Centre in New York sometime in the 80s. Over the years, I’ve watched admiringly as he extended his talents into the sphere of record production. We’d often talked about recording together, with Joe assuring me that making an album need not be a long drawn out process with an uncontrollable budget.

But did I have an album of songs? Not really. I needed something concrete to focus my attention. That focus came when I made a commitment to Joe to come to his studio in January 2012 and make an album. Any ambiguities I might have felt were banished by my decision to fund the sessions myself.

Joe assured me that we could make an album in his basement in five days. I wasn’t so sure. I hadn’t done anything like that since Life’s A Riot, my debut album 30 years ago. But the recording of Tooth & Nail proved to be very different from any album I had made.

Firstly, I would be playing with a bunch of musicians that I hadn’t recruited myself. Joe assembled  his regular crew in the basement of his house in South Pasendena, California, each one of them an amazing musician. Over in the corner was guitarist Greg Leisz, whose pedal steel I’d been enjoying on the Bon Iver album. Patrick Warren had just finished playing keyboards on Lana del Rey’s debut. In the drum booth was Jay Bellerose, fresh from recording with Regina Spektor and David Piltch had recently played his upright bass on the Grammy winning album that Joe produced for Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.

Secondly, I sang the vocals as we laid down the tracks. Usually when recording, I sing a scratch vocal for the band to follow, which is later replaced by a more polished vocal that can sometimes take hours to get right. Received wisdom says that Billy Bragg isn’t a natural singer. Joe didn’t buy this. Instead, in a huge boost to my confidence, he encouraged me to perform each song as if it were definitive. As a result, the album is ‘live’ – we didn’t do any vocal retakes or overdubs, which is a first for me.

Thirdly, we made the whole album in five days. It helped greatly that we were at Joe’s house. The atmosphere there was just so much more conducive to creativity than if we’d have been locked away in some sterile studio environment. Instead, things were very relaxed and, as a result, highly spontaneous. I’d teach the band a song, we’d run through it a few times, then go for a take. In the first two days, we recorded eight of the tracks on the album this way.

Billy Bragg_MG_8463A credit Andy WhaleAnd finally, I didn’t tell anyone that I was in the studio.

By the time Joe and I agreed to make the album, my 2012 was already full of commitments. The Mermaid Avenue Complete Sessions, the Grammy nominated album of Woody Guthrie songs that I recorded with Wilco in 1998, was due to be re-issued with 17 extra tracks in the spring. I had dates booked in Germany and the US and tours planned for Australia and New Zealand. Telling everyone I was in the studio would have set in train a series of events aimed at getting my new album out as soon as possible.

By going under the radar to make the record, I was able to spend 2012 celebrating the centenary of Woody Guthrie without having the added pressure of promoting a new album. It is fitting that Tooth & Nail should be my next release after the re-issue of the Billy Bragg & Wilco collaboration as, stylistically, it is the follow-up to Mermaid Avenue that I never made.

Back in 2000, responding to the troubling rise of the far right in Britain, my next album, England, Half English, addressed the politics of identity through a multicultural mix of musical styles. Tooth & Nail returns to the rootsy sound of the Mermaid Avenue Sessions, drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.

Billy Bragg  January 2013

 

www.billybragg.co.uk  /  www.cookingvinyl.com

New music video for ‘Heavens Basement’ Single Nothing left To Lose

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Here is the official Music Video for Heaven’s Basement new single!! Nothing left To Lose!

 

 + Exclusive news!! HEAVEN’S BASEMENT TO TOUR EUROPE WITH BLACK VEIL BRIDES

Heaven’s Basement are confirmed as the sole support on Black Veiled Bride’s tour throughout continental Europe in April 2013.

The band have had a monumental 2012, touring Europe numerous times, most recently extensive tours with both Halestorm and Seether, as well as recording their debut album ‘Filthy Empire’ with John Feldmann in LA (Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides!

The album, featuring 12 tracks includes the singles ‘Fire,Fire’ and ‘Nothing Left To Lose‘ and conjures the greats; the high-wire swagger of Led Zeppelin, the outlaw chaos of Guns’n’Roses – without ever copying their moves. Don’t be like your heroes, be as good as them, seems to be Heaven’s Basement’s game. “We wanted to take the ambition of all the great rock’n’roll that came before us, the essence, but make it sound completely modern and relevant,” explains Sid Glover. “I want people to say , ‘Fuck man, I haven’t heard an album that’s made me feel this pumped up in ages, I haven’t seen a band with this much energy and ‘Go fuck yourself’ attitude…’” It’s hard to imagine the album stirring any other kind of reaction, to be honest, and for Heaven’s Basement, this is clearly only the beginning.

The band bring the storm to Europe in April 2013 at the following shows:

05/04/13        Paris                          Le Trabendo

06/04/13        Toulouse                   La Dynamo

07/04/13        Madrid                        Caracol / Sala Arena

08/04/13        Barcelona                 Music Hall

10/04/13        Zurich                         Komplex

11/04/13        Milan                          Factory

12/04/13        Rome                         Init Club

13/04/13        Cesena                     Vidia Club

14/04/13        Vienna                       Arena

16/04/13        Munchen                   Backstage Halle

17/04/13        Poznan                      Eskulap

18/04/13        Berlin                         Lido

19/04/13        Copenhagen                        Vega

20/04/13        Stockholm                 Klubben

22/04/13        Helsinki                     Nosturi

24/04/13        Gothenburg              Sticky Fingers

25/04/13        Hamburg                   Grunspan

26/04/13        Amsterdam               Melkveg Max

27/04/13        Antwerp                     Trix

28/04/13        Koln                            Live Music Hall

The band currently have ‘I Am Electric’ featuring in the major EA release ‘Need For Speed: Most Wanted’ – the trailer featuring the track is on youtube and has been viewed over 380,000 times – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmRkNnCvLU&feature=share&list=PL3C50C26F99B52DAF

Heaven’s Basement is

Aaron Buchanan – Lead Vocals.

Sid Glover – Lead Guitar; Backing Vocals.

Rob ‘Bones’ Ellershaw – Bass Guitar; Backing Vocals.

Chris Rivers – Drums.

www.facebook.com/heavensbasement / www.heavensbasement.com / www.redbullrecords.com