Tracklisting: 1. Leaps 2. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman 3. So Many Lovers 4. Julian 5. Don't Change Your Mind 6. Dancing On The 4th Floor 7. You Get Me 8. Hey Captain! 9. Give And Take 10. Little Justice 11. Seven Sisters
Consumer Electronics return with a double album of all new studio recordings produced by Russell Haswell.
Some wondered how the songwriting team of Philip Best and Sarah Froelich would fare after the leaving their London home to take up residency in the United States.
Well, here’s the answer. Recorded in San Francisco, CE deliver “Airless Space,” a state-of-the-union address that does for our American cousins what the band’s earlier “Estuary English” album did for a British audience poised upon the coming madness of Brexit.
Unusually for CE, “Airless Space” clocks in at 60 minutes, a hexed induction for a country labouring under a presidency, that like Brexit itself, few saw coming or contemplated having to endure.
Soundwise, CE have maybe mellowed the tone a touch, allowing their electronics to stretch out and breathe, whereas the frenzied and anxious vocals of Best and Froelich remain as snatched and breathless as ever.
Stunningly produced by Russell Haswell and gorgeously mastered by award-winning cutting engineer Matt Colton, “Airless Space” by Consumer Electronics is their most complete and rounded statement yet.
Available on high quality 180gm double vinyl with full colour lyric poster and CD digipack.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Body mistakes 2. Carnage mechanics
Musicians with as many talents as Tara Lynch (nickname: “Gui-Tara”) are a rare find. The American multi-instrumentalist sings, plays the electric and the acoustic guitar, as well as the bass, drums and piano, in addition to composing her own material from an early age.
At the same time, she enjoys an excellent reputation among her colleagues and not only deployed her own skills on her current album Evil Enough but was supported by international stars such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony MacAlpine (Planet X), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol), Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen), Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian Bach), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen) as guest musicians.
“They are all my personal friends,” she explains, “so it was easy to ‘cast’ each track and their support means the world to me. They all welcomed the opportunity to play the songs I wrote and each guest put their own special vibe and feeling into each track, making them sound just perfect!”
And indeed Tara Lynch has succeeded in recording an outstanding rock album in Evil Enough, which – despite the renowned guest contributions – focuses mainly on her expressive voice, her intelligent, elegant guitar style and her mature songwriting.
Says Tara: “I prefer to think of the guitar as a form of art and not just a tool to create music with, which is why there are four instrumental tracks on Evil Enough. My musical taste varies widely, and though I’m a huge fan of the instrumental guitar genre, my favourite bands have a vocalist and a guitarist that really takes advantage of melodies and not just pure shred.”
For this reason Lynch, who has studied with Steve Vai, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion), among others, relies primarily on inspiration and instinct, despite her accomplished technical skill: “What you hear is exactly what comes out of me without any pre-programmed ideas. I have lived quite a colourful life thus far and have lots of things to talk about, so when I write my music I just say it like it is. I do the same with my guitar playing. I’m not out there to impress anybody, just to tell my story and hope that people enjoy what they hear and can even relate.”
And that’s exactly what she’s achieved in all ten songs on Evil Enough. Care for some examples? ‘Antidote’ is the first single and official music video released from the album. Tara: “This track tells the story of an all too familiar situation for a lot of people where the one closest to them hurts them so much that they resort to welcoming the company of others as an antidote.”
March/April 2019 will see Tara Lynch & Band embark on a major UK tour alongside British rock legend UFO.
Tara promises “a very exciting high energy, full of passion performance. Along with me on lead vocals and lead guitar, I’ve got what I call my perfect “book ends” to each side in Bjorn Englen (bass/backing vocals) and Brent Woods (rhythm guitar/backing vocals). I’m so happy to have Bjorn who plays on my album and Brent who produced it by my side on this tour! On drums, the amazingly talented Joe Lazarus who joined me on tour in 2018 in Germany. Joe comes from rock royalty, as he is the nephew of Steve Harris and has opened for his uncle’s band Iron Maiden lots of times; he’s a perfect anchor behind me on the kit.”
So in view of such an illustrious line-up, the tour is predestined to be a spectacular success!
The follow-up to the Year Of The Fanclub album - G·A·S·S· Mark II is a selection of 13 songs personally chosen by Ginger and taken from his epic year-long G·A·S·S· sessions in 2014/2015, where the prolific song-writer wrote and released three songs every month for a whole year through the exclusive G·A·S·S· fan club.
The album tracks have been remastered by Dave Draper, the artwork has been realised by Rich Jones (Ginger Wildheart Band, Michael Monroe, Black Halos) and features hand-written sleeve notes by Ginger himself.
Tracklisting: 1. Friends Of Bill 2. King Rat 3. That's A Nasty Habit You've Got There 4. Caer Urfa 5. Alvarado On The 2 6. Right In The Feels 7. Petit Mort 8. Waves Of Sadness 9. Adrenalina 10. Bloody Knees 11. Don't Lose Your Tail 12. Girl 13. Don’t Stop The Music 14. I'll Have Another
Ginger Wildheart's very own Round Records proudly presents a special collector’s edition of this classic 2007 album - affectionately known as "The White Album".
Lovingly remastered by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Ginger, Terrorvision, Ryan Hamilton) - this deluxe edition comes with 7 bonus, rare, hard-to-find and unheard tracks, previously only available on long out-of-print singles or the Japanese version of the original release.
The track "Zeen Requiem"is previously unreleased and different to the version which was later released on "Chutzpah!". Both the triple gatefold vinyl version and the double disc deluxe book CD edition will feature re-imagined artwork by Rich Jones (Michael Monroe / Ginger Wildheart Band / The Black Halos / The Loyalties), lyrics, and brand-new liner notes written by all four Wildhearts members - Ginger Wildheart, CJ, Scott Sorry and Ritch Battersby.
The triple vinyl is in heavy duty 180gm black, white and black & white coloured discs in triple gatefold with three inserts featuring unseen live photos by Trudi Knight.
The CD comes in a beautiful digibook style package.
Tracklisting: 1. Rooting For The Bad Guy 2. The Sweetest Song 3. The Revolution Will Be Televised 4. The New Flesh 5. Slaughtered Authors 6. The Hard Way 7. Inner City Overture 8. Bi-Polar Baby 9. She’s All That 10. Destroy All Monsters 11. Borderline 12. Zeen Requiem 13. So The Spencers Can Poke Out 14. Oh Bonita 15. Unbroken 16. The New Flesh (single version) 17. Inner City Overture (single version)