Tuesday 21 August 2012

O’Brother release debut album ‘Garden Window’ through Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen & confirm Reading & Leeds festival performances

Anton Dang (bassist) - Johnny Dang (guitarist) - Aaron Wamack (guitarist) - Tanner Merritt (vocalist, guitarist) - Michael Martens (drums)
O'BROTHER release debut album ‘Garden Window’ through Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen (The Dear Hunter, Brand New, Kevin Devine...). For their debut album the band, who hail from Atlanta, teamed up with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell on production duties and enlisted the talents of Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, The Xcerts, Taking Back Sunday…) to mix. The result is a powerful and dynamic progressive rock record with haunting vocals that captures the band as they come into their own.
‘Garden Window’ shows how versatile O’Brother’s sound can be with progressive sounds that touch on Mastodon, Tool and the heavier side to Thrice (‘Machines, Pt. 1’, ‘Lay Down’, ‘Cleanse Me’…), lush melodies (‘Poison!’, ‘Easy Talk’…) and epic masterpieces ('Poison!', 'Cleanse Me'...). It’s these elements make O’Brother impossible to pin down to a specific genre but make for essential listening as you are eagar to hear what they will do next!
O’Brother have spent their recent existence honing their skills as musicians spending a lot of time on the road with a variety of artists including The Features, Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant, Biffy Clyro, Circa Survive, The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn and recently were invited to join Thrice on the majority of the band’s farewell tour.
The band will be supporting the release of ‘Garden Window’ by taking the Festival Republic stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. In addition the band has confirmed a one-off support with Saves The Day at King Tuts, Glasgow on the 26th August.
Friday 24th August - Reading Festival - Festival Republic Stage
Saturday 25th August – Leeds Festival - Festival Republic Stage
Sunday 26th – King Tuts, Glasgow (w/ Saves The Day).
Check out the video for the track 'Lo' taken from the record here: http://youtu.be/0W0YRm3qm1s

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Caspian to release new album ‘Waking Season’ through Triple Crown Records on 24th September

Beverly post-rock quintet CASPIAN will release their new full-length studio album ‘Waking Season’ on 24th September through Triple Crown Records.
Co-produced by Matt Bayles, former keyboard player from Minus the Bear and producer for such seminal albums as Isis’ ‘Oceanic’, Botch’s ‘We Are Romans’ and Mastodon’s ‘Blood Mountain’, ‘Waking Season’ is the follow-up to Caspian’s 2009 album ‘Tertia’ and marks the first time that the band has worked with an outside producer as well as the first time the group has incorporated vocals into their arrangements.
“We wanted to shake things up and work in a different type of environment – the kind of environment where it wasn't just us calling the shots all the time. Working with someone who had the credibility to challenge the way we heard the songs outside of our own bubbles was extremely important to us for this record. Matt has a way of pulling the pieces together to make them sound crystal clear, sharp and balanced without removing any raw energy from a track. Working with him was a humbling and enlightening experience and we feel like it really benefited the album,” said Caspian's Philip Jamieson.
Originally formed by four friends as an outlet to “hang out, high five and make noise,” Caspian has evolved into an internationally renowned band that has put out three studio releases – ‘You Are The Conductor’ (EP/2005), ‘The Four Trees’ (LP/2006), ‘Tertia’ (LP/2009) and performed over 500 concerts in 30 countries on 3 continents.
To celebrate the forthcoming release of ‘Waking Season’, Caspian has posted a free download of their Live At Old South Church album at www.caspianmusic.net. The album was recorded at a benefit concert for Amirah, a non-profit organization located in Boston that is dedicated to providing whole-person care for the victims of human sex trafficking.
Caspian have the following UK shows planned and hope to be announcing more shortly:
12th October – Leeds, The Well
13th October – London, Cargo
Watch the trailer for Waking Season’ here:

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Wednesday 15 August 2012

Frank Turner - Plays the biggest show on Earth!

It is with enormous pleasure and pride that we announce Frank Turner and an extended version of his band the Sleeping Souls – including label mates Jim Lockey, Ben Marwood and Emily Barker - will play the biggest show on Earth tonight when they perform at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Hand-picked by the Artistic Director for the ceremony Danny Boyle, Frank has been asked to play three songs as part of the event to an estimated audience of almost 200,000 people in the stadium over 2 nights of rehearsals and opening night itself as well as the staggering 25 million viewers expected on the BBC.

Frank says: “Being asked to play the Opening Ceremony was something I never imagined was going to happen in my wildest most feverish dreams; but the fact that Danny Boyle asked me personally, as a fan, convinced me to do it. It's a pretty terrifying prospect, but I'm secretly pretty happy to be part of it, it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

Also this year Frank is releasing his Live At Wembley DVD on 3rd September 2012. This fantastic DVD features Frank’s triumphant headline show at Wembley Arena on 13th April in full as well as a bonus disc that includes: ‘I Still Believe’ – a documentary charting life on the road with Frank Turner, as he tours all over the world in the run up to the Wembley show; Beans On Toast’s Road To Wembley – a shorter documentary filmed by Frank following Beans On Toast on the day he supports Frank at Wembley; and promo videos for all the singles taken from current album England Keep My Bones, including current single ‘If Ever I Stray’.

England Keep My Bones, Frank’s fourth studio album, entered the official album charts at Number 12 when it was released in June 2011 and has since been certified silver with sales toppling over 60,000. On 3rd September the deluxe edition of the album (which included the 3 extra tracks ‘A Song For Eva Mae’, ‘Wanderlust’ and ‘Balthazar, Impresario’) will be re-packaged to include a further extra track – ‘Sailor’s Boots’ plus the Frank Turner: Live From Wembley performance DVD.

Reviews from Wembley Arena:
“This is a victory for doing things the honest way. The 12,000 people here are those who lent him their ears, their floors to sleep on, and their rooms to play to. Tonight feels like a celebration.” 5/5 Kerrang!

“Frank Turner gets tattooed, drags his mum onstage and smashes his big night. A one-off? Nope – he’s going all the way to the stadium across the road…” NME
“…he may yet prove to be an English Bruce Springsteen. Today Wembley, tomorrow the world.” 4/5 Times

“It is with this sense of unity that Turner and his lively backing band, The Sleeping Souls, managed to make a giant cavern of 12,000 people feel like an intimate gig….there’s no doubt that sheer demand will mean he’ll be back in an arena before too long.” 4/5 Telegraph

“Turner opened his set with ‘Eulogy’ which contains the lyric ‘Not everyone can be Freddy Mercury’. But blasting out a cover of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ to a bellowing audience who couldn’t have been more appreciative, Turner’s nice guys routine seems to suggest that he can.” 4/5 Independent

“Not everyone can be, Freddie Mercury" he sang in opener Eulogy, but on the strength of this gig, it’s only the beginning of Turner’s career as a stadium star.” Sunday Mirror

"...the connection between himself and the fans can make a big show feel nearly as intimate as a club gig." 4/5 Guardian

Reviews of ‘England Keep My Bones’:
“Turner proves himself an accomplished and impassioned storyteller. Stirring stuff.” Q 4 stars
"a fearless venture for an artist with something interesting to say" 8/10 NME
"The wonderfully titled England Keep My Bones' features some of the finest songs Frank has yet written." 4/5 Kerrang!
"One of the UK's greatest songwriting talents...these songs will be soundtracking many of our lives for years to come." Rocksound 9/10
"The high priest of protest song sings on." Evening Standard 3/5
"Four albums into his solo career..."folk punk" man looks poised for a breakout beyond his loyal following." Observer
"this is an exuberant yet quietly sophisticated triumph" BBC online

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