Wednesday 26 June 2013

Sonic Boom Six - Rude Girl t-shirt for Selfridges/Primark

Fresh from a headlining set at Download Festival last week, Manchester genre-defying soundclash outfit Sonic Boom Six are excited to announce they have just struck a retail deal with Bravado/Universal Music to manufacture a range of t-shirts based on their "Rude Girl" character created by Si Mitchell.

The first of these t-shirts has been licensed to sell in Selfridges/Primark and all profits will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. The t-shirts will also be available in a select number of Primark stores in towns where there is a Teenage Cancer Trust unit. Laila Khan from Sonic Boom Six quoted "It's great to be able to help out an amazing charity such as Teenage Cancer Trust. We've felt the issues relating to cancer personally within our own fans and within our own families and we know only too well what great work the charity does".    

Sonic Boom Six’s management company, Trashed Management have had a long standing relationship with the Teenage Cancer Trust and are thrilled to be able to continue this with this initiative.  The t-shirts are a limited edition and only available in select stores. 

Sonic Boom Six will be playing The Lock Up Stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival – Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds. 

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland) // // // //

Thursday 20 June 2013

One of the great underground artists of our time.” JON SNOW *
“Outstanding, indispensable genius. A modern-day Blake.” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A national gem of a songwriter.” THE INDEPENDENT

Chris T-T returns to the touring circuit this Autumn as main support on the Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo album headline tour. It’s a welcome return for one of the nation’s greatest songwriting talents, as Chris has been busy with extra-curricular activities for the past 12 months. Chris will be playing tracks from his expansive back catalogue in a career that spans 13 years! Full dates: 

10 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
11 ULLAPOOL The Arch Inn
12 INVERNESS Ironworks
13 GLASGOW Oran Mor 
15 BRIGHTON Komedia
16 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
17 GLOUCESTER Blackfriars Priory
18 CARDIFF The Globe
20 LEICESTER The Musician
22 OXFORD St John's Church
7 MANCHESTER St Philips Church, Salford
8 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre
10 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
11 CAMBRIDGE Junction
13 WINCHESTER Discovery Centre
14 EXETER Phoenix
16 HASTINGS St Marys in The Castle
17 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
20 SHEFFIELD Greystones
21 NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion
22 BRISTOL Folk House

October will also see Chris release his ninth studio album, his third for label Xtra Mile Recordings. Recorded with his band The Hoodrats, together they have departed from the paired down introspection of 2010’s Love Is Not Rescue and instead created a full-on psych rock record. More details on this to follow. 

But before all that, Chris will spend the summer at various festivals performing music as well as hosting talks and continues his Artist in Residence spot at The Royal Pavilion & Museum Brighton until September. 

Full dates below:
15th June OXFORD St Michaels – No Reading Alone night of talks and music: talk & headline solo set
13th July – Crowhurst, East Sussex ROADS TO NOWHERE 2013 national rally against roadbuilding
17th August – Un-civilisation Festival 2013, East Meon, Hampshire – curating the Saturday night main stage & solo set
8th September - SXSC FESTIVAL 2013, Winchester – band set
18th September – Brighton Digital Festival Pecha Kucha night
20th September – Cool Content Conference 2013, Brighton – talk conference
27th September – LONDON Monarch XTRA MILE NIGHT – band set
28th Septmber – BRISTOL Figure 8 Festival (set tbc) 

Since 1999 Chris T-T has released eight albums, including a trilogy about London: The 253 (2001), London Is Sinking (2003) and Capital (2008), as well as alt-folk protest classic 9 Red Songs (2005) and more recently the inward-looking Love Is Not Rescue (2010). Based in Brighton but restlessly mobile, he has written for The Morning Star, Louder Than War, Huffington Post, New Public Thinkers and others. Alongside writing and touring, Chris speaks regularly at conferences and runs seminars and workshops.

* not that Jon Snow; that Jon Snow. The main dude off of Channel 4 News, not Ned Stark’s bastard off of Game Of Thrones.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Larry And His Flask - UK & European tour, new album and single

- Band return to UK and Europe - 
- Brand New Album ‘By The Lamplight’ out 24th June 2013 –
- Single ‘Pandemonium’ out 15th July 2013 -

Following a vast three month tour that saw them cover all corners of the UK and mainland Europe;  Larry and His Flask return this August, to convert more fans and further spread the gospel of their infectious and frenetic homespun country/anarchic punk.

The six-piece from Oregon, USA who supported Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls in the UK as well as playing their own headline shows are back by popular demand to win over yet more hearts and minds of UK and Europe. Full dates are:

15 Glasgow (UK) @ Audio
16 London (UK) @ Borderline
17 Biddinghuizen (NL) @ Lowlands Festival
18 Gampel (CH) @ Open Air Gampel
19 Cologne (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom
20 Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
21 Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
22 Bremin (DE) Lila Eule
23 Tavigny/Houffalize (BE) @ Beaverfest
24 Herselt (BE) @ Gevarenwinkel Festival/

Larry and His Flask have just returned home to America to embark on a lengthy tour Stateside, criss-crossing the country. It coincides with the release of their outstanding sophomore album ‘By The Lamplight’ out on 24th June 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings (UK and Europe) and 25th June 2013 on Silver Sprocket (USA).

For the uninitiated, Larry and His Flask make music that lies somewhere between a barn raising and a mosh pit. The New York Times calls them "uncommonly joyous" and "deviously astute", while their live show is a "breathless, polymorphous good time." Originally conceived as a four piece punk band, the group has swelled into a fully realized line-up with strong Americana influences complete with stand-up bass, mandolin and banjo. Their live act is not to be missed - unlike any other band playing music today, Larry and His Flask truly incorporate their audiences into each show, connecting to create an experience that converts everyone into fans and permeates the border between performer and spectator.  Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies.

Click here for a taster of their live antics – filmed at their recent London Forum show:

Larry and His Flask isJamin Marshall (drums, vocals), Jesse Marshall (bass), Ian Cook (vocals, guitar), DallinBulkley (guitar) and Andrew Carew (banjo) and Kirk Skatvold (mandolin).

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