Archives for July 2013

Forthcoming Releases

Album Alela Diane ‘About Farewell’ – 29th July The Drowning Men ‘All Of The Unknown’ – 19th August The Creature Comfort – due in September Miraculous Mule – due in October   EPS/Singles The Creature Comfort ‘Sally Sucks’ – 22nd July Raglans  ‘Digging Holes’ – 5th August   … [Read more...]

7″ Single from Virginia Wing out now

London's Virginia Wing releases the "Red Sails" 7" https://soundcloud.com/criticalheights/virginia-wing-red-sails-1 Formed in early 2012, Virginia Wing's initial desire was to play and record as quickly as possible but they soon realized a more considered approach was necessary if the band was to be at all fulfilling. Combining the talents of … [Read more...]

Phinehas – “Fleshkiller”

Due to metalcore being among the most watered down of the sub-genres of metal, it is really difficult to stand out and impress. Phinehas is, go figure, a Christian metalcore band from Los Angeles that plays technically sound material that, although overproduced for my taste, contains enough heaviness and talent to make even the most jaded critic … [Read more...]

Album from Fortune Howl out soon

FORTUNE HOWL "EARTHBOUND" (Relief in Abstract) Release Date: July 30, 2013 In  the final moments of a failed mission home, an ambitious cosmonaut is  disconnected from his malfunctioning ship, suspended into orbit. With  life slowly fading and time running out, reflections of past  relationships and experiences race to mind. … [Read more...]

Grails Announce New Release In The Fall

  Following on the success of "Deep Politics", Portland based quartet Grails will be dropping Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 4, 5, 6 on October 1st on their Temporary Residence Ltd label. Exclusive to Volume 6 will be 3 unreleased tracks which ranges from found sound collage to moody, piano-driven soundtracks to obscure erotic horror films … [Read more...]

Spacemen 3 – Sound Of Confusion, The Perfect Prescription and Performance (coloured vinyl reissues)

Spacemen 3’s catalogue has suffered from repeated reissue/repackage exploitation over the years. Previously such treatment largely capitalised on those seeking the originals of key songs that had an afterlife through co-founder Jason Pierce choosing to play them live with the more successful yet now increasingly irrelevant Spiritualized. However, … [Read more...]

James Bay Coming to a City Near You

UK singer/songwriter James Bay will be joining ZZ Ward on her “The Down and Dirty Shine Tour” in the US in September. The 22 year old will be supporting his debut EP "The Dark Of The Morning", which is already available on iTunes and other digital retailers. Have a listen to his first single - 'Move Together' below: James Bay - Move … [Read more...]

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

For Queens of the Stone Age and leadman Josh Homme, the band he’s fronted has always maintained a revolving door of members. Never one to truly solidify his outfit and also a musician who has a couple of side projects (Them Crooked Vultures, Eagles of Death Metal) of his own, the quality of Queens of the Stone Age’s material has always been an … [Read more...]

Piano Magic – Heart Machinery: A Piano Magic Retrospective 2001 – 2008

The unveiling of this second volume of Piano Magic singles, EP cuts and sundry extra-curricular pieces comes with the news that the band - which began way back in 1996 - may have amicably called it a day, for at least an extended indefinite hiatus.  Whilst many long-time devotees of Glen Johnson’s forever-evolving London-based but internationalist … [Read more...]

New Album from This Frontier Needs Heroes out soon

This Frontier Needs Heroes shares new single and new video in advance of Hooky,  to be released August 27! https://soundcloud.com/teamclermont/01-hooky This Frontier Needs Heroes have spent the past five years playing shows all over the world; just siblings, Brad and Jessica, with a guitar and a tambourine, and their voices, logging thousands … [Read more...]