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Rebekka Karijord´s sixth studio album, Mother Tongue, was largely written following the traumatic arrival, three months early, of her first baby. Its extraordinary eleven songs track her experience with uncommon honesty and unshrinking courage. Like a collection of short stories, it chronicles the events surrounding her pregnancy and the agony of nearly losing her daughter, but it’s much more than an album about childbirth. Mother Tongue is about instinct, about belonging, and about finding one’s own emotional language.
“I never know what my records are about until they´re almost done,” Rebekka Karijord admits of Mother Tongue’s provenance in a typical, if wry, display of candour. “It´s like a subconscious collecting process, shooting arrows into the dark and then getting out there to see where they have landed. This time, however, it was a bit different…”The album was recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm & Oslo during 2015 and 2016, and produced, arranged and edited by Karijord with help from Elias Krantz as technician, co-producer and mixer.
Release Date: 10th of February 2017
available on LIMITED EDITION 180g vinyl and CD.
Legendary British rock & roll group The Godfathers kick-start 2017 with one almighty bang via a career best, new studio album 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' - to be released February 10th on the band's own Godfathers Recordings2 label through Cargo Records in the UK & Europe.
They precede the release of 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' (the first album to feature the newly revitalised Godfathers' line-up of founder member & frontman Peter Coyne. guitarists Steve Crittall & Mauro Venegas, drummer Tim James & bassist Darren Birch) with the single 'You Don't Love Me' on February 3rd & then celebrate by performing extensive tours, concerts & festivals worldwide to promote it. 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' represents an exciting new chapter for the London band, but The Godfathers have had a long & illustrious career.
They were formed in 1985 by brothers Peter Coyne (vocals) & Chris Coyne (bass/vocals) from the ashes of their previous band The Sid Presley Experience. The Godfathers toured extensively & quickly earned a serious reputation for their electrifying brand of primal rock & roll & their incendiary live shows around the world. Forming a recording partnership with famed producer Vic Maile they cargogodreleased 4 critically acclaimed, smash hit independent singles on their own Corporate Image label (‘Lonely Man’, ‘This Damn Nation’, ‘I Want Everything’ & ‘Love Is Dead') which alongside a brutal cover of Lennon’s ‘Cold Turkey’ were compiled into their seminal debut album release ‘Hit By Hit’ in ’86 & signed a worldwide deal with Sony/Epic records in ‘87.The Godfathers unleashed the storming rocker ‘Birth School Work Death’ as a single in '87 & scored a US Billboard top 40 hit after massive college radio airplay & heavy MTV rotation.
Then the classic ‘Birth School Work Death’ album was released in ’88 (includes the 'hit' anthem title track, & singles ‘Cause I Said So’ & a re-recorded ‘Love Is Dead’) & was promoted with extensive tours of the UK, Europe & America as they cemented their reputation as one of the best live acts of the period. Celebrity fans included among others David Bowie & Johnny Depp.
The Godfathers’ mob inspired image, raw lyrics & guitar-driven, edgy rock & roll sound was in direct contrast to the clean, synthesized sounds that mainly dominated the mainstream charts at that time & foreshadowed the Brit-Pop/Rock resurgence of the early 1990’s. 1989’s album ‘More Songs About Love And Hate’ (featuring the American college radio smash single ‘She Gives Me Love’ and live favourite ‘Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues’) was followed by the death of producer Vic Maile & the departure of guitarist Kris Dollimore, who was replaced on guitar by Chris Burrows for ‘Unreal World’ (which included the American radio hit ‘Unreal World’ & a searing cover of The Creation’s psychedelic classic ‘How Does It Feel To Feel’) in 1991.
A provocatively titled live Godfathers’ album ‘Dope, Rock & Roll & Fucking In The Streets’ was issued in 1992 on Corporate Image & the band toured the globe constantly. With a new line-up The Godfathers released 2 further albums on Intercord Records, a self-titled album in ‘93 (AKA 'The Orange' album because of its distinctive cover art) & ‘Afterlife’ in ’95, before the group finally imploded in 2001.
In 2008 The Godfathers reformed their original line-up to promote a vastly expanded 2CD version of their seminal debut album ‘Hit By Hit’ & performed a select number of British, European & American dates & festivals together for the first time in nearly 20 years. These included the highly successful revival of their traditional Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre concerts with knockout, triumphant performances at The Forum in London in February ’08 & Chicago’s Metro in February ’09.
The Godfathers have become increasingly influential in recent years with Top 5 American artists Local H & Spoon releasing cover versions of Godfathers’ classics “Birth School Work Death’ & ‘This Damn Nation’ & Mars Volta citing The Godfathers’ primal rock & roll sound as a direct influence on their ‘Noctourniquet’ album.
'The Godfathers - Shot Live At The 100 Club' a Live DVD/CD was released November 1st 2010 to mark the 25th anniversary of the bands formation & 'Jukebox Fury' The Godfathers' first new studio album in 18 years was released worldwide in March 2013 to critical acclaim & rave reviews.
With the 2017 release of their new album 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' The Godfathers have taken a huge, sonic step forward. Look out world - 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' is coming.
1. A Big Bad Beautiful Noise
2. Till My Heart Stops Beating
3. You Don't Love Me
4. Poor Boy's Son
5. One Good Reason
6. Miss America
8. She's Mine
10. Let's Get Higher
11. You And Me Against The World
Release Date: 3rd of February 2017
Gold vinyl album limited to 500 copies.
The record is housed and homed in a black and white sleeve with artwork by David Tibet and contains a 2-sided black and white Insert with all the lyrics and photos of the C93 family.
Current 93, who were As Cool As Llies and As Real As RainBows, are now As Perfect As Planets: Eliot Bates, Baby Dee, Andrew Liles, Lisa Pizzighella, Armen Ra and David Tibet.
4. Cuckoo ד̇
Release Date: 10th of February 2017
Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) is the final & third of 3 singles from the forthcoming album “Don’t Get Lost” released in February 2017.
The first track “Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) “ feature vocals by Tess Parks, this track gives an idea of the changing rhythms of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for the new album. Of a mellow flow of strings and keyboards, with smoky vocals provided by Tess Parks.
“Geldenes Herz Menz” features Pete Fraser (The Pogues, New Young Pony Club) on saxophone, both Dan Alliare (drums) & Ricky Maymi (guitar) from the Brian Jonestown Massacre play on both tracks.
Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015.
In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the 2015 with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’.
In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid . The band have been touring the world since November 2015 ,playing Australia , New Zealand , and then in 2016 USA , Canada , Europe , Chile & Argentina. A small US tour is happening in March 2017.
Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) ,
Geldenes Herz Menz
New Heavy Sounds
Y Proffwyd Dwyll is once again produced by Chris (Conan) Fielding, and is without doubt a whopping great slab of heaviness. But that’s not all.
Those who’ve investigated beyond the name, have already discovered that both the band and their music are deadly serious, and though MWWB may share sonic alliances with likes of Conan, Windhand and Yob, the many who tuned into their impessive debut have discovered that MWWB don’t stick to the usual tropes, and are a unique proposition, with a sound all their own.
Down-tuned to ‘Z,’ the guitar tone is tar thick and the riffs massive and full of hooks ... of course.
But with the soaring, angelic, multi textured vocals of Jessica Ball, MWWB have added an extra dimension to what’s considered doom. Not your normal melodramatic dark chanteuse here pilgrims, more like MWWB’s secret weapon, a vein of crystal in the rock.
In fact it’s a combination which sounds at times startling and often beautiful. Like if Liz Fraser had fronted Kyuss or Sleep ... though that’s too simplistic a comparison.
There’s nothing approaching the 30 minute epic of their debut’s ‘Nachthexen’ (though these six tracks all clock in around the eight or nine minute mark) but the arrangements are tighter and the vocal elements are considerably upped. Add to that a smattering of cello, some swirling moog wig outs, and you have a record that also invokes Hawkwind’s cosmic synthscapes, as well as a nod to the John Carpenter soundtracks that the band love.
Heavy Earth Records
Test Card Recordings
Third World Pyramid is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin.
It is the 15th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from early 2016.
Featuring Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Joel Gion, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt from the band.
Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh joins the band on this album , plus vocal performance Tess Parks and Katy Lane.
Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014.
After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015.
In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the year with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’. The band have been touring the world since November 2015, playing Australia, New Zealand, and then in 2016 USA, Canada & Europe.
They will play Desert Daze at Joshua Tree National Park in October and finish their tour in South America playing Argentina and Chile in November
Vinyl LP Tracklisting:
1. Good Mourning
2. Government Beard
3. Don't Get Lost
4. Assignment Song
1. Oh Bother
2. Third World Pyramid
3. Like describing colors to a blind man on acid
4. Lunar Surf Graveyard
5. The Sun Ship
1. Good Mourning
2. Governmant Beard
3. Don't Get Lost
4. Assignement Song
5. Oh Bother
6. Third World Pyramid
7. Like Describing Colors To A Blind Man On Acid
8. Lunar Surf Graveyard
9. The Sun Ship