Born in Berlin in early 2014 and nurtured over the following summer, I Declare Nothing'is the spine-tingling collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), due for release on Anton's A Recordings label on 29th June.
The duo, who co-wrote and co-played on the album, they are touring across Europe this year.
Tess Parks - A native of Toronto, Tess Parks moved to London, England at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before deciding to focus on music. Tess made an impression on industry legend Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, albeit the timing of their meeting could hardly have been less ideal; McGee was no longer involved in music and Tess was due to move back to Toronto. After moving back to her hometown in 2012, Tess formed a band on the advice of McGee and less than a year after their meeting, he returned to music with his new label, 359 Music.
Tess became one of his first signings and released her debut record Blood Hot'in November 2013 to excellent reviews. One reviewer described her as 'Patti Smith on Quaaludes'. Others have mentioned her "gauzy psychedelic sound' and "smouldering voice'. Alan McGee himself said: 'She's only 24 and is already an amazing songwriter... she just doesn't quite know she is yet - ¦ her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady'.
Anton Newcombe - Anton Newcombe is the leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, who returned last May with their 14th full-length album Revelation'to critical acclaim. It is the first album that was fully recorded and produced at Anton Newcombe's recording studio in Berlin and was released on his record label A Recordings. It was supported by a successful European tour.
Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990.
Two dozen band members later and numerous 'ups and downs' (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.
LP Tracklisting Side A: 1. Wehmut 2. Cocaine Cat 3. Peace Defrost 4. German Tangerine 5. Gone
Side B: 6. October 2nd 7. Mama 8. Voyage de L'Ã¢me 9. Melorist 10. Friendlies
CD: 1. Wehmut 2. Cocaine Cat 3. Peace Defrost 4. German Tangerine 5. Gone 6. October 2nd 7. Mama 8. Voyage de L'Ã¢me 9. Meliorist 10. Friendlies
Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.
They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled Eton Alive'in February 2019.
The new album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew's newly formed label Extreme Eating'and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.
'Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution.
So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order'. - Jason Williamson Eton Alive'
Tracklisting: 1. Into The Payzone 2. Kebab Spider 3. Policy Cream 4. OBCT 5. When You Come Up To Me 6. Top It Up 7. Flipside 8. Subtraction 9. Firewall 10. Big Burt 11. Discourse 12. Negative Script
Through these strange and uncertain times it is sometimes a little hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel but this is where The Moons have stepped in. This long player is an album full of colour and raw songwriting recorded live in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With cinematic string arrangements and masterclass songwriting from the pen of singer/songwriter Andy Crofts this album will be your happy escape.
'Most of this album had been unintentionally sat in my pocket for quite some time. Songs that I had written and forgotten about or had just lost their way and left unfinished. So that is why I wanted the album to simply be named Pocket Melodies. I had this inner feeling to pull them all together and it turned out my favourite Moons record.' Andy Crofts
Pocket Melodies takes you on a journey of glorious melodies leading you through love, romance, nostalgia, regret and unity.
'I wanted to be true to myself with this record. My best strength is writing melodic pop songs so I just let it all flow as I wanted this album to be soaked in colour and completely natural. There's no pretence, it's just straight up pop songs. I have always worn my heart on my sleeve when it comes to my feelings and I think you can hear this in the lyrics this time.' Andy Crofts
The album features singles Riding Man and Today which received high praise and championed on BBC London and Radio X and a collaboration with Paul Weller on the song Tunnel Of Time.
"I wrote all of the songs on the album except Tunnel Of Time which is a collaboration between myself and Paul Weller. He once approached me with a little idea and we slowly worked at it in dressing rooms etc until I took it away and put it all together. Its a nice little song and im glad it found a home with The Moons." Andy Crofts
Tracklisting: 1. Today 2. Riding Man 3.The Old Brigade 4. Far Away 5. Tunnel Of Time 6. Where Are You Now? 7. Sleep 8. Maybe I'm The Perfect Man (For You) 9. The Lone Wolf 10. Midnight 11. Rear Window 12. An Ordinary Romance - ¦
CD Only Bonus Tracks : 13.Sunday Love In 14.Here I Am 15.Today (Le Superhomard Remix) 16. Riding Man (Instrumental) 17. Don't Be Long
ï»¿Nottingham duo the Sleaford Mods are due to release their third proper'album on July 24th via abstract-punk label Harbinger Sound on vinyl, CD and download.
The album will be housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert and was mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Everything else was done by Sleaford Mods.
'Key Markets' was a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970's up until around 1980,' explains Jason Williamson. 'My mum would take me there and I'd always have a large coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them. Beige bricks with bright yellow points of sale and large black foam letters surrounded you and this is why we called the album 'Key Markets'. It's the continuation of the day to day and how we see it, the un-incredible landscape.'
'The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along. 'Key Markets' is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. It's a classic. Fuck em.'
Sleaford Mods are: Jason Williamson - words Andrew Fearn - music
Tracklisting: 1. Live Tonight 2. No One's Bothered 3. Bronx in a Six 4. Silly Me 5. Cunt Make It Up 6. Face To Faces 7. Arabia 8. In Quiet Streets 9. Tarantula Deadly Cargo 10. Rupert Trousers 11. Giddy on the Ciggies 12. The Blob
THE LAST EXIT is the fifth studio album from Still Corners, which will be released on 22nd January 2021 on Wrecking Light Records.
With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, THE LAST EXIT takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, mysterious shapes on the horizon, and long trips that blur the line between what's there and not there.
Greg says, 'We found something out there in the desert - something in the vast landscapes that went on forever."
THE LAST EXIT consists of eleven beautifully crafted songs with organic instrumentation, clean-toned guitar, spacious drums and the smoky croon of Tessa Murray.
Album highlights include 'The Last Exit', 'White Sands' and 'Shifting Dunes' all of which evoke the vast space of the desert and rolling unconcerned skies.
Tracklisting: 1. The Last Exit 2. Crying 3. White Sands 4. Till We Meet Again 5. A Kiss Before Dying 6. Bad Town 7. Mystery Road 8. Static 9. It's Voodoo 10. Shifting Dunes 11. Old Arcade