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TBF’s Own Nick Freedom Receiving Major Spotify Hits for Mungo Jerry Collaberation

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Articles, Classic Corner, Featured, News, Pinned, Stream, Tracks | 0 comments

The Black Flags own Nick Freedom has been receiving major Spotify hits for a track that he and his brother recorded with Mungo Jerry back almost 30 years ago. The track, a different version of Mungo Jerrys ‘In the Summertime’ has popped up on the subscription based music on-demand service and is presently receiving around 14,000 hits a day.

The track was recorded in March/April 1987 at Red Bus Studios London and released by I.R.S. records on their Illegal label in the U.K. and by C.B.S in Europe.

The track was a co-production by Mungo Jerry and The Brothers Grimm who were also the artists along with Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry)

The tune is now on a compilation album and is pushing towards the 9 million plays mark on Spotify as it is receiving over 14,000 plays per day.

Nick Freedom one of the Black Flag contributors is one of The Brothers Grimm who produced the track.

‘I remember at the same time we were recording the tune at Red Bus, Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle were in the other studio Recording ‘Diamond Lights’ Says Nick Freedom, ‘I am a spurs supporter but that bit of music history still makes me cringe but thats Rock and Pop for ya!

We toured Germany, Denmark, England and Ireland and did T.V shows in the U.K including the saturday morning B.B.C. 1 kids show It’s Wicked.

We also did T.v’s in Germany, France, Italy and Ireland. We appeared on a German popular game show that was also broadcast in Austria and the viewing figures were reported to have been 27 million which aint bad!’

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Check out ‘In the Summertime’ by Mungo Jerry and the Brothers Grim on Spotify

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Wild Smiles will release their brilliant debut album, Always Tomorrow, on Sunday Best Recordings on 27th October.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in News, Record Releases | 0 comments

Hailing from Winchester, Wild Smiles were amazed when their first forays made such a splash. Their 2013 7”, Sweet Sixteen/Tangled Hair, took in elements of Beach Boys surf pop, Velvet Underground drones, Wall Of Sound beats, Jesus & Mary Chain low-fi garage clatter and Nirvana filth. A dazzling stew of sound, it was simultaneously classic, timely and forward thinking – it seemed amazing no one had smashed such sprawling decades of music together before.

 

A five-track Wild Smiles EP followed on Geoff Barrow’s Invada label that summer, led by the MBV-flecked Take Me Away, and, in that song’s spirit of escape, the band hit the road for much of the rest of the year, earning their touring chops before going on to sign with Sunday Best.

 

Wild Smiles then took time out to concentrate on honing their songwriting, determined that every track on their debut album would be a classic. Their sound expanded – the likes of The Ramones, Pulp and Dinosaur Jr crept in. And Chris Peden blossomed as a lyricist. Tracks like the thrash-pop The Gun hark back to past traumas with a previous band; while the free download single Fool For You is “a simple love song.” The album traces a thematic arc of growing up and getting out, the struggles of the debt-heavy, priced-out youth generation.

 

Indeed, many of the songs on the album tackle issues that most other young bands are too scared or ignorant of to approach. Hold On was inspired by a friend of Chris’ who sadly killed himself, and faces up to the hopelessness of British youth in 2014. “People my age can’t get a job,” Chris sings. “Nothing to do, it’s so fucked up/People my age can’t get a job/Get a house, get a car, get a life… who’s there for us?” While I’m Gone and the single, Never Wanted This, are bold rejections of the mundane sort of life we’re expected to settle for: “I could get a job I could wear a suit/A monkey in a suit to make some money”.

 

“It’s our perception of life,” says Ben. “Not the voice of a generation but just how we three see it.”

 

Always Tomorrow was recorded and produced by Chris Peden. The debut album’s tracklisting runs as follows: Fool For You; Never Wanted This; Always Tomorrow; Everyone’s The Same; Hold On; The Best Four Years; The Gun; Figure It Out; Girlfriend; See You Again; I’m Gone. Pre-order Links:

 

Always Tomorrow digital album pre-order – http://smarturl.it/AlwaysTomorrowiTunes

Always Tomorrow CD album pre-order – http://smarturl.it/AlwaysTomorrowSB

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THE HOLD STEADY RETURN TO THE UK FOLLOWING RECENT TOUR SUCCESS, CONFIRM FULL UK AUTUMN TOUR

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in News, Tours | 0 comments

The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and SheffieldUK. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall.  Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.

The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.

Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka  (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.

Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th                     Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th                     Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th                   Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th                       Paris – Fleche D’Or
Sat 11th                     Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th                    Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th                  Birmingham – Academy 2 (02 Presale)
Tue 14th                     Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th                   Glasgow – ABC (02 Presale)
Fri17th                        Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th                     Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th                    Manchester Academy
Tue 21st                     London – KOKO
Wed 22nd                  Bristol – Academy (02 Presale)
Thur 23rd                   Newcastle – Riverside
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The Dead Daisies Announce USA Support to KISS and Def Leppard

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in News, Record Releases, Tours | 0 comments

London (June 16, 2014) – The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. The Daisies release the Face I Love EP on September 8 through Spitfire Music/PIAS and are elated to announce a month-long US tour with KISS Def Leppard in August.

The band will release their very own “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page on the 23rd June. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band and allow fans to be part of the EP cover art and music video, Facebook users are able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom!

The Dead Daisies were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

For this tour, KISS and Def Leppard will be honoring their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour and military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.

“I am pretty pumped to hit the road with The Dead Daises and bring some some kick ass, analog rock and roll music to all of you with the legendary KISS and Def Leppard and help make your  summer as memorable as possible,” proclaims Dizzy Reed. “So fire up the grill, chill the beer and the Jager and get ready to ROCK! See you soon!”

The ‘Face I Love’ EP is now available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Enjoy an early taste of the track and the band performing live with the video of The Dead Daisies performing “Face I Love” Live. View the video HERE 

This is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates to be added around the world.

The Dead Daisies US Tour Dates
July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

The Dead Daisies EP ‘Face I Love’ will be released on September 8th 2014 via Spitfire Music/PIAS.

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GWAR Frontman’s Death Ruled as Accidental Heroin Overdose

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, better know to fans as Oderus Urungus death has been revealed as an accidental Heroin Overdose.

Brockie passed away on March 23rd in Richmond Virginia at the fairly young age of 50 years old. The State Medical Examiner Office has finally revealed that the singers cause of death was in fact an accidental Heroin overdose.

Jack Flanagan, Brockies manager announced his death back in March and said in a statement “It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 p.m. EST Sunday, March 23, 2014. His body was found Sunday by his bandmate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed.”

The website TMZ reported that Brockie’s was found upright sitting in a chair. Reports indicate that police investigators found evidence of heroin use at the time, but that Brockie’s cause of death could not be confirmed until after toxicology tests.

There will be a public memorial for Brockie at the bands annual B-Q on 16th August in Richmond, where the band are also planning to build a monument to their lost frontman.

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Gibson and Sonisphere have teamed up to offer an exclusive opportunity to be the official videographer of Sonisphere 2014

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Competitions, Festivals, News | 0 comments

Gibson Brands and Sonisphere are looking for two people to join the beating heart of Team Sonisphere and be the GIBSON ‘EXPLORERS’. This is a unique opportunity to go backstage, meet the people who put the show together: the production team, the roadies and the bands, and produce a unique eye-view with unprecedented access to the festival and the bands.

With the support of Team Sonisphere the winners will create video shorts that will be seen by millions of people, showing what life is like behind the inner circle of festival creation. Who knows, it could possibly even pave the way to a glittering new career?

How to enter?

Submit a video (Youtube or any other tube), Vine or an Instagram. It could be a skit, a song, an interview, a funny, an animation, some crayzee editing. Show us what you can do to make great content!

Submissions will be accepted from now until the 28th June on this link:
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson/

The Prize:
You will become the official GIBSON ‘EXPLORER’ of Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth 4-6th JULY. This will include an Access All Areas pass for you, and a guest ticket for a friend to attend Sonisphere. Sonisphere will also bolster your reporting gear with £200 worth of kit that is needed to get 4 video reports out about the backstage of the event.

Terms & Conditions
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson-explorer-terms-and-conditions/

About Gibson:

Gibson brands is one of the fastest-growing companies in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognised brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognised brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cakewalk, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, TASCAM Professional Software, and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

Check out Gibson Guitars and keep an eye out for the Sonisphere videos here;
https://www.facebook.com/GibsonGuitarUK

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL LINE UP SO FAR:

Friday

APOLLO STAGE:

THE PRODIGY
LIMP BIZKIT
HIM
BAND OF SKULLS
GARY NUMAN
ANTI-FLAG
THE DEFILED

BOHEMIA
ELECTRIC WIZARD
ANTHRAX (PERFORMING AMONG THE LIVING)
65DAYSOFSTATIC
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
BAM  MARGERA’S FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE
DEVIL YOU KNOW
COMEBACK KID
YASHIN
CANTERBURY
LOSTALONE
HOUNDS

JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
CARNIFEX
BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL
TRC
LITTLE MATADOR
MAX RAPTOR
MALEFICE
STRAIGHT LINES
EMP!RE
BLACK DOGS
LOVE ZOMBIES
SHRINE
GLASS CITY VICE

Saturday

APOLLO STAGE:
IRON MAIDEN
DEFTONES
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
ANTHRAX
GHOST
BABYMETAL
TESSERACT

SATURN STAGE:
SLAYER
CARCASS
THE WINERY DOGS
CHAS & DAVE
ALESTORM

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
NEW MODEL ARMY
DOG EAT DOG PLAYING ALL BORO KINGS
SEBASTIAN BACH
THE VIRGINMARYS
RECKLESS LOVE
BLITZ KIDS
VOODOO SIX
JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
BLEED FROM WITHIN
THE SAFETY FIRE
STAMPIN GROUND
EUREKA MACHINES
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
THE HELL
BROKEN HANDS
THE LOUNGE KITTENS
ZICO CHAIN
FORT HOPE
RIVAL STATE
COLLIBUS
STORMZONE
THE RAVEN AGE
THE WILD LIES
EMPIRE KILL

Sunday

APOLLO STAGE:
METALLICA
ALICE IN CHAINS
MASTODON
AIRBOURNE
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
GOJIRA

SATURN STAGE:
DREAM THEATER
DROPKICK MURPHYS
REEL BIG FISH
KARNIVOOL
PROTEST THE HERO
BLACK SPIDERS

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:
THERAPY? (Performing Infernal Love)
GALLOWS
THE BRONX
CHIODOS
TRUCKFIGHTERS
KERBDOG
BO NINGEN
THE CADILLAC THREE

JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
RAGING SPEEDHORN
TRASH TALK
SILVERSTEIN
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
BEASTMILK
DREGEN
SWEET SAVAGE
ONLY CRIME
THE BOTS
ITCH
PALM READER
THE HYPE THEORY
KROKODIL
THE ONE HUNDRED
OCTOBER FILE

Comedy Line Up:
MAT REED – FIN TAYLOR – ALFIE BROWN – NOISE NEXT DOOR
JOHN HASTINGS – JOHN ROBERTSON – ANDREW O’NEILL – MATT REES PAT CAHILL – ALFIE BROWN – MAT EWINS – ROB DEERING
JIM SMALLMAN

Plus Wrestling, Silent Disco and more

Individual day and weekend tickets for SONISPHERE 2014 are on sale now atwww.sonisphere.co.uk. Check the Sonisphere website for further details.

All Campsites open Thursday.

For further information please visit www.sonisphere.co.uk

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