Adam Lanceley donates proceeds from new album to charity

London based singer songwriter, Adam Lanceley, is releasing his latest record, Back To The Sunshine, from which he is donating all sales to The Brain and Spine Foundation, a charity that is close to Adam’s heart.

During his childhood, Adam was involved in a serious car crash that left him with severe head injuries. His parents worried as Doctors told them Adam would never walk or talk again, but he managed to defy all the odds, recovering to such an extent that he now runs 10ks and has even completed the London Marathon for Brain and Spine.

Aside from running though, Adam turned to music to express a lot of the emotions he was feeling as he grew up and quickly found that he had an affinity for punchy, yet cryptic lyrics.

With 5 albums to his name already, ‘Back To The Sunshine’ picks up where Adam left off last time, continuing to develop his summery guitar led sound that is best exhibited on the new single, ‘A Film We All Saw.’ Lightly strummed chords transport listeners away to brighter days, something Adam tries to encapsulate in his ‘West Coast’ sound.

Whilst artists’ previous and personal experiences are often the bases of their songwriting, Adam has delved deep into his childhood to memorable locations like Devon and Yorkshire for many of the ideas on the new EP. Creating a mystical grandeur of time through these memories, there is a depth of field and subtext to Adam’s music beyond the instrumentation.

Find out more on Adam Lanceley here:

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

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The Colossal Heads- Mammoths


Revelling in the heavier side of indie rock, The Colossal Heads are a group on the rise who have been compared to artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Modest Mouse and Nirvana. These are not bands whose names should be taken lightly in terms of comparison – thankfully The Colossal Heads do them justice.

Those bands rose in the 90’s and early 2000’s due to a rock genre that had gone from being anti-establishment to part of the norm. In recent years the cycle has started again, and The Colossal Heads are here to shake things up once more. To offer further proof, check out the album lead track ‘Mammoths’.

Brand New EP ‘Movements’ Ready For Release

The Lightness of Being aren’t your average rock band – guitarist Sam has played in a salsa group, while drummer Sergio is also a minimal DJ. It’s not only their musical backgrounds that are diverse; singer Gabriel is originally from Singapore, Sam has lived in Japan and the US and Sergio is from Poland.

Listen to ‘Unknown’ here:

The band came together after Gabriel and Sergio struck up a chance conversation – and despite coming from all walks of life they soon began rehearsing and playing shows in London.

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The debut EP “Directions” got heads banging last year, and the amp has been turned up even higher for their three-track release ‘Movements’.

The foursome have used as inspiration their “everyday struggles and fears”, as heard in the dark opening track ‘Disappearing Act’, while the distorted vocals and heavy guitar bring the genres of rock, metal and grunge together in ‘Unknown’ and ‘Cat’s Eyes’. If you’re a fan of Queens of the Stone Age or Sonic Youth, you will want to give The Lightness of Being a listen.

The Lightness of Being have already been backed by big names in the music industry – they have worked with The Breeders’ engineer Nick Trepka, played with up-and-coming blues rock band Graveltones, and have headlined venues around London. And with the release of ‘Movements’ they’re bound to turn even more heads in 2015.

‘Movements’ EP is due to be released on September 7th.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLightnessOfBeing

Website: http://thelightnessofbeing.co.uk/

Singer-Songwriters Vidal & Curma on ‘Another Plane’ with Latest EP

Three track treat due for release on August 10th

Currently splitting time between their Northern Italian hometown of Padova and the UK’s capital, songwriters Vidal & Curma are a duo making a name for themselves on the London circuit. Playing in some of the most prestigious independent music venues in the city, their reputation has already won them a residency at the revered Proud Camden, where they were invited for repeat showings by popular demand thanks to the innate energy and sense of fun in their songs.

Their music boasts a loose, anarchic freshness without compromising on quality, giving an acoustic twist on the indie likes of The Libertines, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Velvet Underground to name a few. But perhaps their closest comparison is less well known – both Vidal and Curma are huge fans of Django Reinhardt, a gypsy guitarist  from Belgium who was active from the 30s to the 50s. Reinhardt single-handedly invented the gypsy-jazz genre, and both band members consider him the best guitarist of all time.

His brilliance has clearly rubbed off, and the new three track EP ‘Another Plane’ is a real, offbeat, acoustic treat.

See Vidal & Curma in action with this live Tradiio session:

Specialising in writing songs about everyday problems faced by many, song themes vary from the difficulty of maintaining relationships nowadays, where everyone travels and moves a lot (‘Another Plane’), to everyday situations that can lead to deep contemplation (‘Tonight’). The final track, ‘Never Say Again’, is about the unpredictability of meeting someone special in a massive city like London.

With each track boasting different elements which make them special individually, the combination of all three tracks makes for a very consistent release. And it’s all tied together with an acoustic irreverence that really sets them apart from other, more pretentious, peers. It’s an approach that clearly works, with the band already getting the attention of Universal Music Group A&R Manager Fausto Donato. A sign of things to come.

This is the first release on Tradiio Recordings, a new record label set up to release the best performing artists on Tradiio, a music discovery app for iOS, Android and Web.

Links:

https://facebook.com/VidalCurma

https://twitter.com/vidalcurma

http://tradiio.com/vidal-curma-1

Stunning EP By Bentley Jones

Melodically, sonically and lyrically Bentley Jones has created a flawless release which will appeal to people of all walks of life and tastes in music. The EP will be released on August 31st.

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Bentley Jones is a very diverse character. Not only a musician and writer, Bentley was part of a string of sold out shows with the Birmingham Opera were he utilised his extensive dance talents to great acclaim. He is also a trained fitness instructor, gymnast and swimmer whilst also being a fantastic dancer and extraordinary singer.

Listen to ‘Follow You Down’ here:

Links:

http://www.bentleyjones.com/

http://youtube.com/BentleyJonesMusic

https://soundcloud.com/bentleyjones

http://facebook.com/bentleyjonesmusic

@Bentley_Jones

Kinky Dove ready to rock out with their 3 track release

3 track release set to be unleashed on June 15th

Born in in Australia but now living in London, Kindy Dove is the musical moniker of frontman Scott Wade and his evolving collective of musicians. Progenitors of gritty, driving rock, the group are readying themselves for a fresh assault on the music industry with a brand new three track EP.

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Their particular brand of rock and roll, defined in many ways by the bluesy, post-rock growl of Wade on vocals, is currently in short supply both nationally and globally, and Kinky Dove are now looking to redress that balance.

For a taste of their punchy style, check out the video to EP track ‘Some Kind of Fool’, featuring an epic slap-happy montage of Hollywood moments.

The EP also features a remix/cover version of classic 1978 track ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ by The Only Ones – in this case titled simply ‘Another Girl’.

There is also a trance remix of ‘It’s Called Heartache’ on the EP. You can find the video for this at

The EP is online at

Produced by Chris Kimsey, previously of Olympic Studios, the EP marks Kinky Dove out as one of the earthiest rock bands on the scene. Fans of Scott Wade and Kinky Dove before they began working together, the producer clicked with the style and heights straight away at which the music was aiming, and helped mould that vision into the musical reality that Kinky Dove has become.

The CD was mixed by Wade. Studio legend Phill Brown loved the sound of the CD, commenting that the mixes were “open and alive.”

The resulting EP is a continuation of form from previous album ‘Kinky Dove vol. 1’, and the latest step in Kinky Dove’s  climb.

Links:

www.facebook.com/kinkydove

www.reverbnation.com/kinkydove

www.kinkydove.com

Expansive minimalism from debut Slows Down EP

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Self-titled release is due to land on Feb 11th

Based in London and influenced by a heady cocktail of Swans, Spiritualized, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Radiohead,  60s pop, Middle Eastern classical music and more, Slows Down is the musical pseudonym of multi-talented solo artist Alexander Hawthorne.

A proficient self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he writes music which defies easy categorisation – exploding with multi-cultural ideas and independent in every sense. His debut EP, self-titled, will be available from February 11th, and you can hear an early taster here with ‘The Way Down Leering’:

https://soundcloud.com/slowsdown/the-way-down-leering

Written during spells in India and hitchhiking across the US, the EP is full of heavy themes presented with depth and a full on sound. All the many parts are played by Hawthorne himself, self-recorded and produced into one cohesive unit. But in spite of the broad instrumental strokes, the ideas are simple – minimalist even. It makes for a varied and versatile collection of tracks.

The EP is just the beginning of a longer project, in which Slows Down will continue to experiment in unique and creative ways. A full album will follow the EP, and he intends to bring together a group to perform live next year to perform these tracks in full, live for the first time. Thus far, due to Slows Down’s self-contained methodology, his music has lived in the studio and in recorded form. In spite of those limitations, the music is already getting a lot of positive feedback from previous single releases:

“I’ve grown to appreciate simplicity in music almost above all else. This is why, I think, I’ve fallen quite so hard for Slows Down.” – Matthew Healy, GoldFlakedPaint

“Taking advantage of the no compromise necessary freedom that only a true solo recording allows, as well as the opportunity to really sculpt the sound of these tracks with numerous overdubs and extremely careful manipulation, Hawthorne has created an extremely well defined world here” – Nathan Ford, The Active Listener

“A melancholic hypnosis of painstaking beauty. The track weeps from start to finish and manages to conjure some next level, swirling soundscapes. This is all from just one man, lets not forget that…” Phill Walker, One For The People

The EP will be available in vinyl and download forms from February 11th, and you can also look out for a free download of ‘Silent Night’ to be made available on Christmas Day.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/slowsdown

https://slowsdown.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/slowsdown

Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

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Soo maybe not heavy on the guitar, but we still absolutely love these guys!

Contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes.

Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin.

The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the hugely respected folk and jazz engineer Joe Leach. They decided to record the entire thing on 2 inch, 24 track analogue recording tape to give a warmer and richer sound than digital techniques.

Having spent the summer performing at some of the most exciting festivals in the UK, including, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and headlining Exile festival in Sheffield, the band are flourishing into an exciting folk force, not to be missed.

The band describe their music as “brand new old songs” and collectively generate all their own material drawing on personal experiences and carefully arranging the music on the guitar, bouzouki, violin, double bass, mandolin and harmonica.

Band member Chris Rusbridge lives on a narrow boat on the waterways of London, where often a rehearsal will turn in to a performance as passers by become a listening crowd. No London public house is safe from the spontaneous band. They are well known for bursting into song and entertaining the drinkers of London pubs.

Catch the guys live in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyM68eQux4

The band boasts an impressive hoard of musical talent:

Kit Massey (Violin) and Phil Cornwell (Bass) are both full time professional musicians. Cornwell is the musical director of West End musical “The Scotsboro Boys’’ and Massey  was formally a violinist with the Santiago Philamonia in Chile and has worked as a session musician with artists such as Emile Sande, Dizzie Rascal, Muse and Jamie Cullum. Arran Glass (Vocals and Guitar) and Alex Scott (Mandolin) are both professional Actor-Musicians and Puppeteers who perform and compose the music for a variety of theatre and television. Chris (Bouzouki), Dan (Harmonica) and Ellie Rusbridge (Vocals) are all siblings and come from a rich folk music heritage as their parents met in a folk club and still perform in their own folk band Thornbridge.

 

Keep up with the guys here

www.applesinlondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/applesinlondon

https://twitter.com/applesinlondon

https://soundcloud.com/apple-of-my-eye

Witchingseason release new single ‘Codeine’ ahead of EP launch out 10th November

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The highly anticipated EP from rock trio Witching Season is on its way. ‘Codeine’ is the lead single for the band’s soon to be release EP and is available now.

EP to follow 10th November.

New track ‘Codeine’ showcases the bands rocking talent and is true to their dark rock sound. The band boasts a wealth of rocking talent that is beautifully demonstrated in their latest track. True to the bands native rock sound, ‘Codeine’ features heavy and impressive guitar riffs teamed with fierce drum beats all stitched together with Reynolds coarse and captivating vocals.

Listen to ‘Codeine’ here:  https://soundcloud.com/witchingseason/codeine

The band claim to draw influences from the likes of rock legends, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Doors,  Queens of the Stoneage and Dinosaur Jr; all of which shines through in their  music.

 

Links:

www.facebook.com/witchingseason

www.twitter.com/witchingseason

www.soundcloud.com/witchingseason

 

Solar Halo’s goes in with a split EP

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Solar Halos will release a split EP with Irata. The 10″ isn’t out on Devouter Records, but we are still supporting the release and Solar Halos.

Being practically neighbours in North Carolina, and both eager to show their outstanding progress in such a short space of time it seemed only natural for Irata and Solar Halos to join forces with CrimsonEye Records and create one of the most exciting splits of 2014. Knowing this to be the ideal time for the two bands to collaborate, CrimsonEye Records are eager not just for NC, but for everyone to fix their ears on this new fantastic blend.

Phillip Cope of Kylesa helped to produce Iratas’ track, while Kris Hilbert of Legitimate Business worked on Solar Halos’. Both songs have been combed through with expert precision, with every single note bringing that much more weight to the unforgettable song. Not only this, but the invincible musician/producer James Plotkin masters it so when it hits your ears, it explodes with intense volume.

With a magnetic sound as imposing and radiant as their celestial namesake, the trio from Chapel Hill, North California named SOLAR HALOS provide a kaleidoscope of textures and enterprise which ignites the imagination. Solar Halos is the portrait of the united invention of former Horseback and Curtains of Night guitarist/vocalist NORA ROGERS, Fin Fang Foom bassist EDDIE SANCHEZ, and drummer JOHN CROUCH of Horseback and Caltrop. The threesome draw on previous experiences to cast fresh new evocative explorations; With a uniquely expressive psychedelic tone, Doom bred shadows also join the coaxing beneath the eerie tones of Rogers, with her charmed guitar narratives that feed the senses alongside the vast rhythms of Crouch and the bass engraving of Sanchez, the three join together to create something immersive and enchanting.

The Debut release “Demos” in 2012 were an instant success, with Metal Hammer (UK) calling it a ‘Thunderous and Soulful yet equally dark and narcotic Heavy Psych’, it made a real impression. This response created a potent base with which the band evolved leading into their Devouter Records released selftitled album at the beginning of this year which was also an immediate sensation, becoming a magnet for fans and the critical media, and described as ‘one of the first great adventures of 2014’. Discography:

2012 Demos

2014 s/t LP/CD on Devouter Records

2014 split 10″ on Crimson Eye Records

http://www.solarhalos.com

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Label owner Brian Mitchell sums up the magnitude of Irata with the description of them dwelling ‘in the world where drone, post rock, and metal unite into a giant monster…’ The razor sharp guitar riffs layered over top heavy, brooding grooves and faultless technical precision are all part of this trio’s extraordinary repertoire. One of the things that makes this three-piece band so unique is the unlikely amalgamation of musicians from such different backgrounds; Despite the varying upbringings, they all have the same mindset, each being completely unconcerned with music trends, or really anything other than making skull crushing music. Jon Case has a monstrous bass tone that descends into hypnotic rhythms. Whilst Jason Ward’s drumming is done with outstanding precision and energy, the guitar playing by Cheryl Hall is aggressive and shamelessly punishes the rhythm section with sweltering dynamics and muscular riffs. If this musical assembly wasn’t enough, there are exceptional vocals provided by Case and Ward which have a way of punching you in the stomach and leaving you short of breath.

Irata’s 2012 EP release ‘Vultures’ has been an unexpected pandemic, quietly and systematically assaulting the eastern United States. Mike Wood at Fox Digitalis describes it as ‘…a perfect EP. It gets in and out fast, but uses its time wisely…’ Their newest release will be released in mid 2014 on Crimson Eye Records. A single on 10” vinyl split; sharing the medium are Chapel Hill giants Solar Halos.

Discography:

2010 SelfTitled

LP/CD on Silber Records

2012 Vultures EP/CD/vinyl on pig08pig Records

2014 10” split on Crimson Eye Records http://www.iratalive.com

DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS ALBUM! This is without a doubt one of the best stoner metal splits of 2014, equipped with all of the qualities needed to be a successful and impressionable. It will be an unforgettable audio experience and one you won’t be able to get out of your head. This album is fresh and exciting and has the power to stay on the turntables for the rest of the year.

 

Solar Halos will release a split EP with Irata. The 10″ isn’t out on Devouter Records, but we are still supporting the release and Solar Halos.

 

Here is a Soundcloud link to listen to the album: https://soundcloud.com/crimsoneyerex/sets/iratasolar-halos-split/s-9wzqB

Contact Crimson Eye for the album: crimsoneyerex@gmail.com