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February 17, 2018, 9:59 pm

 

SCARLET FEVER

Band:GREEN SEAGULL
Album:SCARLET FEVER
Label:MEGA DODO
Format:cd
Genre:Psych/Garage

Taking their name from a mis‐heard Rolling Stones lyric, Green Seagull are the latest band to burst out of London's burgeoning neo‐psych scene. Their harmony laden baroque/freakbeat sound draws upon influences such as the Left Banke, the Kinks, and the Association.
The band formed in 2016 when Paul Nelson (New Electric Ride) approached Paul Milne (Hidden Masters / Magnetic Mind) to work on some songs together. A shared enthusiasm for late 60s baroque psychedelia and 12‐string jangle soon blossomed into a prolific songwriting team, and before long the duo had more songs than they knew what to do with.
They were joined shortly after by Sarah Gonputh on keys and Elian Dalmasso on drums, and the newly minted quartet set about recording a demo in their rehearsal room on an old cassette 4 track. These lofi recordings pricked up the ears of Mega Dodo Records, who immediately signed the band for an album deal. Released in June 2017 their debut single 'Scarlet / They Just Don't Know' drew rave reviews from the likes of Shindig! magazine and airplay from Mark Radcliffe, Gideon Coe, and Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music.

 

 

SCARLET FEVER - LP

Band:GREEN SEAGULL
Album:SCARLET FEVER - LP
Label:MEGA DODO
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Psych/Garage

Taking their name from a mis‐heard Rolling Stones lyric, Green Seagull are the latest band to burst out of London's burgeoning neo‐psych scene. Their harmony‐laden baroque/freakbeat sound draws upon influences such as the Left Banke, the Kinks, and the Association. 
The band formed in 2016 when Paul Nelson (New Electric Ride) approached Paul Milne (Hidden Masters / Magnetic Mind) to work on some songs together. A shared enthusiasm for late‐60s baroque psychedelia and 12‐string jangle soon blossomed into a prolific songwriting team, and before long the duo had more songs than they knew what to do with. 
They were joined shortly after by Sarah Gonputh on keys and Elian Dalmasso on drums, and the newly‐minted quartet set about recording a demo in their rehearsal room on an old cassette 4‐track. These lo‐fi recordings pricked up the ears of Mega Dodo Records, who immediately signed the band for an album deal. Released in June 2017 their debut single 'Scarlet / They Just Don't Know' drew rave reviews from the likes of Shindig! magazine and airplay from Mark Radcliffe, Gideon Coe, and Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music.

 

 

The Gospel According to John

Band:the BLACK WATCH
Album:The Gospel According to John
Label:ESKIMO
Format:cd
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

This LA stalwart’s masterpiece—concise, brilliant songwriting and unreal guitarscapes, catchy, literate as anything!

RIYL: Pale Saints, Slowdive, The Cure, MBV, Psych Beatles, Robyn Hitchcock....

 

 

Sugarplum Fairy Sugarplum Fairy

Band:the BLACK WATCH
Album:Sugarplum Fairy Sugarplum Fairy
Label:ESKIMO
Format:cd
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

This critically touted LA dream pop band’s 13th LP.

RIYL MBV, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, Revolver/Rubber Soul

 

 

THE TIDE STRIPPED BARE

Band:CHRIS CONNELLY
Album:THE TIDE STRIPPED BARE
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:cd
Genre:Alt Rock

Brand new solo album from one of the Alternative scene’s most enigmatic performers. Singer, song writer and author, Chris Connelly continues to make his mark on the Universe with his introspective and skewed look at life and love, in an album that echoes his earlier classic solo works ‘Whiplash Boychild’ and ‘Phenobarb Bambalam’.

Brand new solo album from Chris Connelly, founder member of Finitribe, and member of such legendary acts as Ministry, Revolting Cocks, PTP, Pigface, Damage Manual, Malekko, Murder Inc...

 

 

SOLITARY UNIVERSE

Band:ERALDO BERNOCCHI & CHIHEI HATAKEVAMA
Album:SOLITARY UNIVERSE
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:CD AND BOOK
Genre:Avant-Garde

Aagoo is very pleased to release “Solitary Universe,” a photo book and full length CD by Eraldo Bernocchi and Japanese ambient
guitar player Chihei Hatakeyama—five gorgeous, stretched out compositions that will make you feel like you’re trying to catch
smoke, or watching fog swirl then disappear across a body of water. The recording is just two treated guitars, and will be coupled
with a photo book by visual artist and graphic designer Petulia Mattioli and Yasushi Miura, a Japanese musician and
photographer whose work is based on the concept of using easily available tools, like a Nintendo DS, or iPhone, or freeware
programs, for example.

 

 

THE GREAT WHITE

Band:big bad brute
Album:THE GREAT WHITE
Label:Transubstans
Format:cd
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Big Bad Brute is a three-piece rock band from the southern plains of Sweden. They will leave an emotional skid marking the hearts of music fans who like heavy riffs, pounding drums and gnarly licks. With one foot in 70’s rock, one in 90’s alternative and a fingertip in 80’s hardcore, they’ve created what they call “a unique sonic blend”. In reality it’s a complete rip-off, but the band asks that you do not offend them by telling them or anyone else. In early 2017 the band got in touch with Transubstans Records and the two agreed on working together. Out of the dozen songs from the pre-production, eight were selected and re-recorded for what was to become their debut album “The Great White”. While it’s no concept album, there’s certainly a thematic affinity among the songs, both musically and lyrically.

 

 

FROM GOLD TO ASH

Band:APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
Album:FROM GOLD TO ASH
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:cd
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The doom bell tolls roughly every four years for Indiana’s Apostle Of Solitude. Formed in 2004 by former The Gates Of Slumber drummer Chuck Brown, the band followed their 2008 “Sincerest Misery” debut with “Last Sunrise” in 2010, then, in between two splits and a demo, released “Of Woe And Wounds” in 2014, which also served as their first album for Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music. Just in time, Apostle Of Solitude greets the legions of doom in early 2018 with their fourth studio album, “From Gold To Ash”. 
Recorded in September 2017 at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana with studio owner and engineer Mike Bridavsky, “From Gold To Ash” offers seven songs of ambitious and equally aching doom. Largely defined by the heartfelt and emotive vocals of Brown, “From Gold To Ash” covers a wide spectrum of doom, from thundering gallops, mid-tempo bashers to reflective, melodic romps. With songs as voluminous as this, it’s no surprise the songwriting process for Apostle Of Solitude (who are rounded out by guitarist Steve Janiak, bassist Mike Naish and drummer Corey Webb) is one of deliberation and utmost care. “From Gold To Ash” starts with the savage and gritty guitar chugs of “Overlord”, and gradually starts to take shape with the Sabbath thunder-clap of “Ruination Be Thy Name”, a cut that features some of Brown’s most elaborate singing to date. After the soft peddles found on interlude “Autumn Moon”, the slow-crawl guitar harmonies of “Keeping The Lighthouse” and dominating lurch of “My Heart Is Leaving Here” find Apostle Of Solitude playing at near-funeral doom tempos. The sorrow continues with “Monochrome (Discontent)” and “Grey Farewell”, where Brown unfurls soulful, yet melancholic vocal lines, which, according to the singer, was a point of emphasis during songwriting sessions.

 

 

FROM GOLD TO ASH - LP

Band:APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
Album:FROM GOLD TO ASH - LP
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

“From Gold To Ash” starts with the savage and gritty guitar chugs of “Overlord”, and gradually starts to take shape with the Sabbath thunder-clap of “Ruination Be Thy Name”, a cut that features some of Brown’s most elaborate singing to date. After the soft peddles found on interlude “Autumn Moon”, the slow-crawl guitar harmonies of “Keeping The Lighthouse” and dominating lurch of “My Heart Is Leaving Here” find Apostle Of Solitude playing at near-funeral doom tempos. The sorrow continues with “Monochrome (Discontent)” and “Grey Farewell”, where Brown unfurls soulful, yet melancholic vocal lines, which, according to the singer, was a point of emphasis during songwriting sessions. ltd lp.

 

 

Old Mother Hell

Band:OLD MOTHER HELL
Album:Old Mother Hell
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:cd
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

There is nowhere to hide as a power trio. Musical shortcomings are easily exposed. Chinks in the sonic armor are painfully evident. The common utterance that “A band is only strong as its weakest member” couldn’t ring truer. Bands with a high number of members can easily mask its deficiencies - not power trios. Some of metal’s best three-man outfits —Destruction, Motörhead and Sodom — have the commonality that there is no weak links. The same applies for one of metal’s most exciting new power trios, Germany’s Old Mother Hell.

Old Mother Hell was formed in 2015 from the ashes of another local thrash act, Hatchery, by Wener, bassist Ronald Senft and drummer Ruben André. The band recorded their self-titled debut album in May 2017 at Rama Studio Mannheim with producer/engineer Jens Siefert at the helm. The album’s six songs are smoldering, anthemic bodies of work, as Wener’s impassioned vocals and simple, yet powerful riffs work in perfect tandem with the Senft/André rhythm section. The end result is a striking balance between mountainous epic metal and a straightforward attack, with doom influences present, even as the band is playing pure, take-no-prisoners metal. 

And to top it all off, Old Mother Hell did things the old-fashioned way: Hammering the songs out in their rehearsal room, then recording them at Rama Studio Mannheim with little overdubs. The band’s self-titled debut has already caught fire across Europe, with the album receiving “Demo Of The Month” and “Self-Produced Album Of The Month” in Rock Hard and Deaf Forever magazines, respectively. The positive reception couldn’t have come at a better time now that Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music is handling the album’s exclusive digital,vinyl release and compact disc re-release. But alas, the journey
has just begun for Old Mother Hell, who, in their brief existence, has already exceeded their own expectations.

 

 


 
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