We’re very pleased to report that Mark Lanegan is heading to the west coast this July to support Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
He will play the following dates:
30th: Orpheum Theater – Vancouver, BC
1st: Orpheum Theater –Vancouver, BC
2nd: Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
5th: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland
7th: Warfield Theater — San Francisco
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Lanegan’s set will feature tracks from his new covers record ‘Imitations’, which was released on 16th September 2013 and suitably includes his take on Nick Caves ‘Brompton Oratory’.
Watch the video for Mark’s brooding and beautiful take on John Cale’s ‘I’m Not The Loving Kind’ in all its cinematic, outsider glory below!
‘Imitations’ critical acclaim:
“A sweet and tender covers album… In the best way there is a broken weariness to his voice, a sense of life lived that offers new meaning to lyrics that weren’t written with a man like him in mind“
Classic Rock, 8/10
“A record of timeless, typically morose joy“
Record Collector ★★★★
“A genuine emotional affinity underpins this marriage between Lanegan’s lupine growl and 12 melodramatic songs of masculine despair… Nick Cave’s ‘Brompton Oratory’, bathed in horns and burnished romance, might trump the original”
“As ever, Lanegan’s voice is solumn and affecting, emphasising the solumn sentiments of the material”
Have you missed them? Yeah, course you have but don’t fret because ‘the Voyeurs (currently on tour in Europe with TOY) have announced their first UK shows of 2014. Even better, they’ll be previewing new material ahead of recording their second LP which is set for release in the autumn and follows 2013’s critically acclaimed debut ‘Clarietta’. Rejoice!
19th: Boileroom, Guildford
20th: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes EVENT
21st: Club 85, Hitchin EVENT
Last week, Jimi Goodwin played a storming set at the 6 Music Festival in his hometown of Manchester (we were there, it was ace) and the good news is — if you missed out on going, the full performance is now available to watch back over on the BBC website below. Watch below and find a reminder of Jimi’s May UK tour dates!
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We’re thrilled to announce details of Cherry Ghost’s third album ‘Herd Runners’ which will be released on Heavenly Recordings on 12th May (signed copies available for preorder via the Heavenly emporium HERE).
The record follows up 2007’s ‘Thirst For Romance’ and 2010’s ‘Beneath This Burning Shoreline’, which have since seen Simon Aldred become a songwriter-for-hire, nurturing upcoming British talent including Sam Smith and Kwabs, as well as release a set of critically lauded post-midnight electronic love songs under the guise of Out Cold.
Recorded in Sheffield with long-term Richard Hawley collaborator Colin Elliot and mixed in Bath with Dan Austin, Herd Runners is ten perfectly crafted tales of heartbreak and hope — shifting from soaring, symphonic pop (‘Clear Skies Ever Closer’) to melancholic lock-in blues (‘Drinking for Two’) via an almost uncompromisingly hopeful rhythmic shuffle (‘The World Could Turn’).
Listen to preview track The World Could Turn below and keep an eye on the Cherry Ghost facebook and twitter pages for details on live dates to be announced soon.
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With just a month to go until the release of his eagerly anticipated debut ‘Odludek’, we’re very pleased to report that Jimi Goodwin has announced details of his first full solo tour this spring. Find the full list of new May dates below as well as previously announced shows and festivals, including his support to Elbow on their April UK arena tour.
Odludek is released on 24th May, with new single ‘Oh! Whiskey’ available now from iTunes.
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24th York, The Duchess
25th Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
27th Chester, The Live Rooms
28th Manchester, 6 Music Festival, Victoria Warehouse
1st London, Rough Trade East in-store
4th Stoke, Sugarmill
5th Birmingham, LG Arena*
6th Glasgow, The Hydro*
8th Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena*
9th Manchester, Phones 4 U Arena*
11th Leeds, First Direct Arena*
12th Liverpool, Echo Arena*
14th Nottingham, Capital FM Arena*
16th London The O2*
“The video for ‘Gravedweller’ opens like a suburban hostage video, the camera burping and fretboards fearfully quivering…” Noisey
Intrigued? You better go and watch the new video for The Wytches’ new single ‘Gravedweller’ then — out now on a three track free download and as part of a tasty three track cassette given away free on each night of the band’s current tour! Watch, download below and find a reminder of tour dates.
Jimi Goodwin has shared the video for his new single ‘Oh! Whiskey’, taken from the forthcoming solo album ‘Odludek’. Watch and enjoy below!
“When Jimi told me that ‘Odludek’ was the album title, was Polish for loner and ‘Whiskey’ was going to be the first single, I had the idea of an animated solo starling trying to catch up with the rest of his flock but who gets distracted along the way.
I went out with Jimi and shot him and various locations which are all used in the film.… The starlings are all animated. We had only nine days to make the film and many a late night was spent rendering murmurations and bird effects. But we got there and I am proud to be part of Jimi’s story in some small way.”
Ceri Levy, director
“‘Oh! Whiskey’ is a beautiful, twisting, lilting affair, while the video features some stunning animation of — appropriately enough, given Jimi’s heritage — a flock of birds winding their way round a city.“
TOY are heading off on tour today and what better way to warm up before seeing them, than with this brilliant concert footage filmed in Paris last year?
Watch below and find a reminder of those all-important dates…