Archives for October 2013

Interview with The Stargazer Lilies

Hi Kim and John!  It’s quite a delight to chat with you about your new band and upcoming debut album We Are The Dreamers.  You’re no strangers to the music scene, since you were both integral members of the dream-pop band Soundpool.  What’s the reason behind your move from Soundpool to The Stargazer Lilies? John:  Hi Jen, the pleasure is ours! … [Read more...]

Free EP from extreme metal band Vulture Locust

Extreme Metal band VULTURE LOCUST release Free E.P. “COLD CIVIL WAR” Portland Oregon's grind/death/thrash metal horde VULTURE LOCUST have released their first recording as a free download. This new E.P. is entitled “COLD CIVIL WAR” and contains six vicious selections of grind-blasting, riff-shredding, throat-gurgling/screaming … [Read more...]

Emilíana Torrini – Tookah

Tookah follows 2008’s critically acclaimed Me And Armini. Emilíana Torrini has had a varied career in pop for more than a decade. She was once a member of the 90s indie art band Gus-Gus , she wrote Kylie Minogue's hit "Slow" and in the credits of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers you can hear her "Gollum's Song". It’s this sort of varied and … [Read more...]

New Album from Mathew Sawyer

"Don't Tell the Others What We Were Singing": Sleep Dreamt a Brother is the new album from musician and artist Mathew Sawyer, due for release on Fire Records in October. Mournful, lush arrangements sound almost medieval at times with stark strings, classical guitar and … [Read more...]

The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still

Sub Pop, a label once known for pioneering the raucous Seattle sound, has found its footing in the new millennium as a purveyor of soft rock. This strange shift in orientation only makes sense on a regional level as a few of the major acts on their roster on from the Emerald City, namely Fleet Foxes and their cathartic spin off Father John … [Read more...]

Rockabilly songstress Kim Lenz releases 4th Album

Los Angeles-based rockabilly-roots musician Kim Lenz to release “Follow Me” album about the break-up with the life she once knew. Los Angeles-based musician Kim Lenz has been cultivating her take on rockabilly since 1998, releasing three albums, including a pair for Hightone Records – one of … [Read more...]

Spectres / The Naturals – “Lump” b/w “Heat Death”

It’s been a healthily busy year for Bristol’s still fledgling home-based Howling Owl Records.  Having already delivered the blistering expansive Hunger EP from Spectres, the highly-desirable Music Is Dead Vol. 1 compilation EP for Record Store Day and the first album from justifiably lauded lo-fi dream-pop craftsman Oliver Wilde, it might be … [Read more...]

New Album of early work from Australia’s All India Radio Australia's masters of hypnotic chilltronica release an album of early recordings including proto-All India Radio demo recordings and early mixes of album tracks spanning the years 1996 to 2001. Also includes PDF liner notes and archival material. Much of the album was … [Read more...]

The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose

As the foremost Swedish authorities on symphonic progressive rock, Roine Stolt and his Flower Kings are no strangers to expectations. Having produced over a dozens studio works over the last twenty years, the band clearly aims to please fans as quickly as possible. On Desolation Rose, they definitely do. Released barely a year after its … [Read more...]

Owen Tromans unveils new “Long Now” video

Following on from the craft-refining For Haden EP from earlier this year and ahead of a new album set for release in 2014, long-time DOA favourite Owen Tromans has recently slipped out a freshly-cut digital-only single entitled “Long Now.”  Playing up to its title - both literally in length and lyrically in its conceptualism - the nine minute track … [Read more...]