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Release Date: 15/10/2021
Furbaby & the Tight Spaces is a garage rock band that records demos, reads, does yoga, drinks wine and takes long walks along the beach in Chicago USA.
Dreamed up during the 2020 quarantine, Furbaby & the Tight Spaces is an alt/garage/psych art project that experiments with music, videos, photography and reflects on what's going on in a world that just got fast-forwarded into the future, unexpectedly.
In past and current lives members of the band have played, toured in, and/or recorded with The Last Vegas, The Steepwater Band, Urge Overkill, The Cynics, Warrior Soul, ABBARAMA, Tyla and Dogs D'Amour, Early Sound and others.
In hopes of lifting spirits and staying connected during the Covid19 pandemic, guitarist Adam Arling reached out to musicians across Chicago, Denmark and Spain and began releasing a series of singles and videos in June 2020.
“It was intentionally loose. I’d send out demos and video ideas to friends and bandmates, and they delivered some rad tracks. The artistic director and I stitched the songs and videos together in our flat in Chicago, while watching our cat go nuts for inspiration during this rough time.” - Adam Arling.
Furbaby & the Tight Spaces will release a collection of singles as a self-titled debut album in Fall 2021. The studio project has subsequently evolved into a 5-piece live act and is currently booking USA/Europe 2022 tour dates.
1. Boxed In
2. Moon Boy
3. Tiny Steps (featuring Calvin Marty)
4. Reaching Out (For Higher Ground)
7. I Can Only Give You Everything
8. Social Distance
9. Behind the Door
10. Next Year
Wicked Smile Records
Release Date: 15/10/2021
Australian heavy rockers Wicked Smile will release their debut full length album ‘Wait for the Night’ on October 15th via Cargo. Wicked Smile are all about bringing back fist pumping heavy rock to the forefront with a collection of ten ‘killer songs’.
The forthcoming album is produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (The Defiants/Danger Danger). Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say, “last year was all about giving the world a ‘taste’ of what we’re about. We’re a five-piece kick ass heavy rock band and I think we made our presence known with the release of our Delirium sampler ep”.
Wicked Smile is fronted by charismatic powerhouse lead vocalist Danny Cecati (ex Pegazus & Eyefear) with Stevie Janevski (The Radio Sun, ex Black Majesty & Cyclone Tracy) and Dave Graham (ex In Malice’s Wake) on guitars, Glen Cav (ex Virtue) on bass and Jason Tyro on drums.
Lyrically, ‘Wait for the Night’ explores current issues within society such as civil unrest, bullying and mental health. Songs like We Fall, Sign Of Times, Daze Of Delirium, Stronger, Last Goodbye & Don’t Wait For Me are all thought provoking and not the cliché lyrics that you’d expect for this style of heavy rock.
The band has been overwhelmed by the positive response from the underground rock and metal community. Steve Price at ARfm radio called the band “kickass Australian rock with killer vocals”.Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Metallica, Icon, Savatage and Skid Row should feel at home, with the band drawing major influence from seventies and eighties heavy rock and heavy metal.
Flickering Shadow Records
New Heavy Sounds
Release Date: 03/09/2021
Birmingham, Alabama 4 piece EMBR are set to release a 3 song EP called “1021”. The EP title alludes to the fact that, this release is the second in the New Heavy Sounds 10th Anniversary CD EP series.
‘1021’ follows on the heels of their critically acclaimed full-length “1823”. It also falls in line with the 2-year anniversary of the drummer Erik’s kidney transplant.
EMBR deliver 3 brand new songs, each of which push the template set up by the album. These compositions chronicle love, devastation, disappointment, forgiveness and anger, and once again musically EMBR are in top form, broadening their horizons bringing a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound.
“1021” shows the band continuing to develop and grow, the crushing heaviness and haunting vocals that marked their album are there and they have added a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound add to that some memorable hooks that will sink in your jaw and you have an enticing journey ahead of you.
In fact ‘1021’ hits like Jason Voorhees on a rampage and doesn’t let up until the end of the 15 minute run time.
The EP was recorded and mixed by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound in Dawsonville Ga. and mastered at Soulfire Sounds in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alongside this the band have created a video for each song, filmed during the studio sessions and these will form part of the release with the EP.
As with all the NHS 10th Anniversary series, the CD is a very limited edition of 150 only, and is housed in a bespoke die cut, New Heavy Sounds house style cd digipack. It will be available by mail order only.‘1021’ is scheduled for release on September 3rd 2021.