May 27, 2017

Triggerfinger: third Amsterdam show added

Belgian power trio Triggerfinger have added a third show at De Melkweg in Amsterdam on December 9, after the first tow sold out quickly. It is their first 3-night run at the same venue since 2011 (November 7-9, aleo @ De Melkweg) Their new studio album Colossus hits the shops on August 25 thru Mascot Records. It will be available on black and blue vinyl, CD, and through all the usual digital outlets. All pre-orders will be signed by the band.

A Band Called Jack: Kiss Me b/w Harry

Manchester folk quintet A Band Called Jack write melancholic tunes about love and sad TV shows, and sometime both within the space of a song. Their debut single Kiss Me b/w Harry is a fine example of violin driven old school acoustic music with the vocals upfront. This is a band that thrives on stage, whether it is a big festival or an intimate pug gig, offering solace after your team has lost a big match. Best enjoyed with a pint of exquisite lager.

May 26, 2017

Marco Minnemann's drum set-up

Drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, The Mute Gods) posted a photo of his drum set-up:

Here's the drum set-up you hear on pretty much 99% of the recordings I'm on. It's a custom made DW Jazz series kit, and a hammered 14"x5" Ludwig Black Beauty snare. Cymbals vary and are all Zildjians. Oh yeah and that ride cymbal is a custom made platinum alloy 20", which sounds really unique and lovely. Hope you enjoyed the little geek out.


May 25, 2017

The Wood Brothers: "Ophelia" video

The Wood Brothers have made a video for their take on The Band's Ophelia, which they performed at Levon Helm Studios AKA The Barn in Woodstock, NY on August 19, 2016. It's a track form their latest album Live at The Barn.

They will be on the road throughout Spring and Summer, playing festivals, and supporting the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Beauty Sleep: All In

The new Beauty Sleep single All In is a throwback to the sound of the New Romantics. The Belfast trio took the key elements of bands like Beach House and the Humane League to create a blatantly commercial song, tailor made for wine-drenched Summer nights. It's the forerunner for their debut EP Nature Will Eat Me.