A couple of years after their last album, 'Road To Rouen', Supergrass return with their latest offering.To support the release Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey will be performing as an electrifying White Stripe-style two-piece due to the bassist breaking his back late in 2007 in France whilst recording the new album.
Rob Gissing reviews the debut solo effort from Seafood's Caroline Banks, whistfully entitled 'Holidays for Honeybees'. <br/> <br/>
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Rob Gissing casts his eye over Seafood's 5th studio album - Paper Crown King, their first in over 2 years. <br/> <br/>
Rob Gissing reviews the debut album from New York anglophiles 'The Isles'. <br/> <br/>
Rob Gissing casts his eye over the new single from The Dears, taken from the new album - Gang of Losers
The first release from Seafood in nearly two years, and a highly awaited one at that.
<center><img src="http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=RobGissing/frycd273.jpg"></center> <center><img src="http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=RobGissing/COOKCD379.jpg"></center>Monday 4th September sees the release of Seafood’s fifth studio album, “Paper Crown King” (COOKCD379), and marks the bands ten year anniversary. Its release will be preceded by a single, “Signal Sparks” on Monday 31st July, which will coincide with a UK tour, full dates as follows:Friday 14th July TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Forum Thu 27th July LEICESTER, Princess Charlotte Fri 28th July LONDON, Metro Sat 29th July SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners Arms Sun 30th July BRISTOL, Academy Mon 31st July BIRMINGHAM, Academy Tue 1st Aug NORWICH, Arts Centre Wed 2nd Aug LIVERPOOL, Korova Thu 3rd Aug GLASGOW, King Tuts Fri 4th Aug NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms Sat 5th Aug OXFORD, Zodiac Sun 6th Aug MANCHESTER, Club FandangoThe album was mixed by their one-time producer, Eli Janney. From the menacing swagger of Between The Noise, the haunting beauty of Time And Tides, to the woozy, psychedelic pop of How You Going to Live Without Me, resplendent with drummer Caroline’s gorgeously fragile vocals, Paper Crown King is a sparkling assortment of heavy guitars, sophisticated melodies and intelligent lyrics.
They look like a scruffy version of the Small Faces, they strut around like a proper gang and their own brand of earthy northern rock has been making waves ever since debut single Wishing Well proved that Sheffield has more to offer than a string of Arctic Monkeys wannabes. The band, of course, is Harrisons, and they’re about to surprise you with their next release – a 12” white label remix.The track in question is Monday Arms, the band’s anthem for weekenders. It’s a song about packing as much into those precious days off before you’re “back in the cradle of Monday arms”, and it’s a feeling the four lads know too well. “We’ve all had rubbish jobs: joinery, fixing gutters and that,” they say.The inspired remix transforms Monday Arms into an instant indie-disco classic via a bounding disco bassline, a four-four beat and some searing echoed vocals, with a sound pitched somewhere between New Order’s Blue Monday and edgy Sheffield electro punk. As for the remixer, well, he’s going by the name American Pop Band (and he is American) but that’s all we’re saying - it’s up to you to puzzle over the rest.But this doesn’t mean that Harrisons have ditched guitars for samplers. The lads are currently working on an album of gritty, urban rock ‘n’ roll - the kind that made Wishing Well and its chant-along follow-up Blue Note into instant classics. Formed two years ago in Steel City, the band built up a reputation for rousing gigs and no-nonsense lyrics drawn from stifling small-town frustration.These weekends just keep getting better…
Rob Gissing reviews Sheffield's answer to Coldplay, Gledhill.
The Futureheads return on May 29 with their second LP ‘News And Tributes’ on 679 Recordings. This is preceded by first single, ‘Skip To The End’ on May 15.Since their eponymous debut LP the musical ground has shifted radically for The Futurheads and the new landscape is both strange and inviting. ‘Skip To The End’, reveals the space the band were seeking - and found - with producer Ben Hillier when recording it back in November last year.The band enjoyed unending success with their first album over the last couple of years selling in excess of 250.000 copies, but the time has come to move on. ‘Skip To The End’ marks a move into the future perfectly. Once the forerunners of a British guitar music movement starting in 2003, The Futureheads look set to lead the way yet again with a new sound for 2006 and are all remarkably still under 25 yrs. How do they do it?!Having just taken Europe by storm with some key live dates, including a headline slot at the London Calling show in Amsterdam, The Futureheads have a UK tour planned for May and June…29th May Glasgow Academy 30th May Liverpool Academy 31st May Leeds University 2nd June Manchester Academy 3rd June Nottingham Rock City 4th June Keele University 5th June Norwich UEA 7th June Bristol Academy 8th June Southampton Guildhall 9th June Birmingham Academy 11th June Cardiff Great Hall 12th June London ForumYou can see the video to the single here:<a href="http://streamos.warnermusic.com/wmedia/wmiuk/futureheads/newsandtributes/skiptotheend_hi.asx">300k Windows Media</a><a href="http://streamos.warnermusic.com/wmedia/wmiuk/futureheads/newsandtributes/skiptotheend_lo.asx">56k Windows Media</a><a href="http://streamos.warnermusic.com/real/wmiuk/futureheads/newsandtributes/skiptotheendvid_hi.ram">300k Real Media</a><a href="http://streamos.warnermusic.com/real/wmiuk/futureheads/newsandtributes/skiptotheendvid_lo.ram">56k Real Media</a>
<center><img src="protectedimage.php?image=RobGissing/GLEDHILL_image2_group.JPG"></center>Sheffield-based five-piece Gledhill release new single, ‘Roots’, on May 1st, hailing the arrival of their debut LP ‘Constellations’ on 8th May.. The follow-up to the acclaimed debut single ‘Remain’ is a soaring paean to their hometown:“Roots is a song for everybody who has somewhere they can call home,” says lead singer David Gledhill. “It's about that warm feeling you get in your stomach when the last train rolls into your station and you know you're home. It's about the places we grew up. It's about the places we fell in love. It's about where we go when we can't take any more. I guess it's about belonging.”Win Hi - http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/?id=90e14a04-9fd5-41b3-8919-4462ba06c9d9&delivery=streamWin Lo - http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/?id=79b452fd-76b9-4975-b631-1c660ac854da&delivery=streamReal Hi - http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/?id=27528b63-1359-420d-865d-0ba0e2e25904&delivery=streamReal Lo - http://exodus.interoutemediaservices.com/?id=3e1dd704-207b-4bbd-ad68-61d5e88f3165&delivery=stream
For those who missed out on tickets for The Feeling’s sold out London show at 100 Club on 7th March, despair not, for you can catch the band playing in the capital for free at Fopp, 1 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London this Friday 3rd March at 4.30pm where they will be performing tracks and signing copies of their new single ‘Sewn’ (out now).Elsewhere in the UK the band will play the following dates this month:1st March Barfly, Cardiff2nd March Freebutt, Brighton4th March Soundhaus, Northampton5th March Cockpit, Leeds6th March Leadmill, Sheffield7th March 100 Club, London8th March Social, Nottingham10th March Bar 1 Twenty, Huddersfield11th March King Tut's Glasgow12th March Bar Academy Birmingham27th March Roadhouse, ManchesterThe Feeling will also be supporting the Charlatans on their April/May tour and appearing at V Festival this August.
Rob Gissing reviews the debut single from this rather impressive New York band.
<center><img src="protectedimage.php?image=RobGissing/BARB-2.jpg"></center> <b>The Modern – ‘Industry’ in store performance and signing at Sister Ray</b>The Modern will make an in store performance at Sister Ray, 94 Berwick St, London W1F 0QF at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd February followed by a signing session. Exclusive t-shirts will be given to the first 30 fans to arrive so get there early!The band release new single ‘Industry’ on March 13th 2006.
Sheffield Band 'The Harrisons' return with their 2nd single.
Crazy "gypsy punk" Ukrainian ex-pats (now living in New York) are set to tour the UK in various venues from 2nd March 2006.Thursday 2-Mar Portsmouth, UK WEDGEWOODFriday 3-Mar Oxford, UK ZODIACSaturday 4-Mar Nottingham, UK RESCUE ROOMSunday 5-Mar Brighton, UK CONCORDE 2Tuesday 7-Mar Leeds, UK COCKPITWednesday 8-Mar Glasgow, UK KING TUTS WAH WAH HUTThursday 9-Mar Sheffield, UK CORPORATIONFriday 10-Mar London, UK MEAN FIDDLERSaturday 11-Mar Manchester, UK MANCHESTER ACADEMYhttp://www.sideonedummy-europe.com/gb/