Mark Stoermer from The Killers Releases New Solo Album..

MARK STOERMER
FILTHY APES AND LIONS

SPOTIFY LINK:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xoQth0DUaauLf3A5sNveW

PRE ORDER LINKS:
http://radi.al/MarkStoermerFALapple
http://radi.al/MarkStoermerFALamazon

Las Vegas with its harsh desert terrain doesn’t seem a fertile enough place to be the breeding ground of anything much, but when translated from its
Latinate origins ‘Las Vegas’ transposes to become ‘The Meadows’. It was these meadows that spawned the always colorful and oftentimes confusing city of Sin that holds itself up, a bastion in the center of the barrenness that surrounds it. It goes without saying then that as a by-product of this miraculous appearance of life in the most unlikely of places musician Mark Stoermer has always been up against the odds and has an inherent knack of beating them too.

Without many local heroes to aspire to, Stoermer looked back in time and to the British Isles for inspiration and it came in droves. From The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and the inimitable Bowie, music became a way for Stoermer to escape the hustle of the Strip, leading to him holing himself up in a murky garage to write songs instead of frequenting the ever-glittering clubs and casinos.

It was this love of music that brought about a catalyst that set in motion a chain of events that is still going on today. After joining a then little-known local band called The Killers who catapulted to stardom in the mid- 2000s, Stoermer went on to produce Aussie foursome Howling Bells’ third album; toured with The Smashing Pumpkins as bass player; and wrote, produced and released three solo albums— the first of which, Another Life, was released in 2011; the second, Dark Arts, in August 2016; and the latest, Filthy Apes and Lions, in November 2017.

The inspiration for his LP3 came at the end of Dark Arts, while writing the song “Blood and Guts.” This opened new doors for him lyrically and conceptually, bringing him into the territory of psychedelic rock-opera. One album rolled into the next. Surrounding himself with producers/ friends/engineers David Hopkins and Robert Root (the same team he had enlisted for his LP2), Stoermer envisioned his own story of a surrealistic apocalyptic fantasy based in a zoo. This gave birth to the title track of the album. Off and on, from late 2016 to spring of 2017, it took roughly 6 weeks in the studio to write, record, and produce the album. This was accomplished while Stoermer was simultaneously writing and recording for The Killers’ LP5, released in September 2017.

Stoermer increasingly takes risks from album to album, while capturing more of a feeling of “letting go.” Projecting more of a sense of enjoyment in the process of song writing itself, Filthy Apes and Lions is a departure from Dark Arts, yet at the same time, a natural extension of it.


New Single: ECKOES 'NOBODY ELSE' - Support From Q / Indie Shuffle / Clash / BBC 6 and many more..

An astonishingly talented emerging artistRecord of the Day
A Gifted artist” IndieShuffle
A talent, a songwriter of rich potential Clash Magazine
A gifted new artist’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
‘Best track of may 2017’ Q Magazine
Stunning, exciting and, more importantly, meaningful’ Wonderland Magazine
We have no doubt the song will be loved by many’ The Oprah Winfrey Network
‘A voice that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up’ BBC INTRODUCING

Artist: ECKOES
Title: NOBODY ELSE

 

ECKOES finds love in the life-affirming sentiments of ‘NOBODY ELSE’ released 3rd November 2017

 

"The song? It’s about the one who was worth it all; all the wait, all the heartbreaks, all the darkness. The one who finds you when you didn’t think it would happen, when you’d given up, they breathe new life into you. And they seem to be created just for you, made from a mould of your body - the other half. The love that surprises even this most sceptical girl and opens up a world of such bliss she hadn’t dared to dream it. He is both wonder and certainty.”


About ‘NOBODY ELSE’
Evoking the whirlwind dichotomies of love, ECKOES’ new song ‘Nobody Else’ could well be the finest four musical minutes she’s captured on recording yet. Cushioned in rich ambient synth textures, her tender vocal relates a story of human vulnerability and the validation we find in love. ‘Nobody Else’ charts the journey from heartache to happiness, from the depths of loneliness to affirmation in the arms of the one who helps us find ourselves when we’re certain that we’re lost. It’s ECKOES’ after-midnight ballad, conveying intimacy and expansiveness in the fabric of its hypnotic instrumentation. On ‘Nobody Else’ ECKOES doesn’t just reveal her consistency as an artist, writer and singer, she lays herself bare to her ever-growing audience.

About ECKOES
British musician ECKOES is both a sharp-sighted futurist and a nostalgic sentimentalist. In her music and her listening habits (she’s an avowed fan of both James Blake and Maxwell) she merges cutting-edge textures, intimate sensual sounds, and soulful pop hooks into her sublime and unmistakeable sonic world. A prolific songwriter outside of her solo project, she’s penned tracks for Tara Sutaria (The Disney Channel) and co-written and performed on releases with Danny Darko, Space Jump Salute and Le Visiteur. As a writer and singer ECKOES constantly tests the water, fusing styles she likes with effortless grace. By turns alternative R&B, swelling soul, urban electronica, and ambient, ECKOES’ project finds itself in the hinterlands of pop. Like FKA Twigs, ECKOES isn’t beholden to reliving the past by simply repackaging it. Atop her distinctive sound are her vocals, unique, inimitable. Inside those vocals she pours her feelings and her experiences. ECKOES is one of the most intriguing and emotive new outpourings to emerge from the London circuit and tastemakers’ praise has come in quick from Clash, Wonderland, Indie Shuffle, Afropunk, the MOBO awards and Q. On the airwaves she’s received support from Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio, setting the stage nicely for the release of her debut EP next year. At the helm of her project she stands, a six foot weaver of hypnotic sounds ever refining her craft. On the one hand familiar, relatable, on the other, a statuesque artist with an aura that’s all her own.

Social media
https://www.facebook.com/iameckoes <https://www.facebook.com/iameckoes>
https://soundcloud.com/iameckoes <https://soundcloud.com/iameckoes>
https://www.instagram.com/iameckoes <https://www.instagram.com/iameckoes>
https://twitter.com/iameckoes <https://twitter.com/iameckoes>
https://www.iameckoes.com <https://www.iameckoes.com/>


(Nu-Soul) Lui Hill drops his stunning new video.

VIEW VIDEO HERE:

 

"Included in new music Friday" - Spotify
"Like Frank Ocean by way of Marvin Gaye..." - Blackbook Media US
"Reminiscent of genre classics, but with an undeniable modernity“ - Music Crowns UK
"LUI HILL is your new obsession“ - Purple Sneakers Australia„
"LUI HILL- The God of neo-soul“- How Deep is Your Love Germany 

LUI HILL

5000 MILES

FILTER MUSIC GROUP
Release: 17 / 11 / 17

LUI HILL is a connecting force. Banging on his drums in a rhythm reminiscent of a determined heart, his vocals take you somewhere along a soulful journey, miles and miles away from where you started. And yet it’s a journey eerily familiar.
Between the worlds of indie, pop and soul to hip hop; LUI HILL creates a space where limitations dissipate. What’s left is music one sinks into totally, while the imagination takes off into a dream like state. The self-produced artist spends much of his time in his secretly located studio, where shadows and light show themselves in the music created. The sexiness of hip hop for indie, and dark electro beats for otherwise light indie-pop all merge and create the universe that is LUI HILL.


5000 Miles is a smooth blend of laid back indie pop with a strong essence of soul- Reminiscent of genre classics, but with an undeniable modernity. Chanting voices hint at ancient laws- requesting their desires with a desperate but hopeful longing. LUI’s voice takes you through a phase one seeks escapism, and finally closure from and leaves his listeners with the distinct feeling that it’s ultimately found in a place far, far away.


(Urban) Premiere For Motive 105 'Conditions' feat Courtney Bennett

MOTIVE 105
CONDITIONS feat Courtney Bennett

Label: No New Mail  / Release: 13th November
Format: Digital / Genre: Soulful Hip Hop, Rap

* TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE HIP HOP OF THE EARLY 2000’s AND FEATURING THE VOCALS OF COURTNEY BENNETT, MOTIVE 105 DELIVERS HIS OWN BRAND OF SOULFUL HIP HOP ON NEW SINGLE ‘CONDITIONS’*

*PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM NME & DROPOUT UK*





SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://soundcloud.com/motive105
https://twitter.com/motive105
https://www.facebook.com/Motive105-262580530445633/
https://www.instagram.com/motive105/

Straight​ ​out​ ​of​ ​west​ ​London​ ​which​ ​he​ ​entitles​ ​‘The​ ​W’​ ​Motive105​ ​Takes​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​back​ ​to​ ​absorbing​ ​stories​ ​of neighbourhood​ ​barbershop​ ​gossip​ ​and​ ​experiences​ ​of​ ​a​ ​growing​ ​man​ ​in​ ​our​ ​current​ ​time.​ ​

Not​ ​scared​ ​to​ ​share his personal​ ​events,​ ​his​ ​music​ ​doesn’t​ ​lack​ ​truth​ ​and​ ​integrity,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​something​ ​he​ ​believes​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​current​ ​rap​ ​has dismissed.

Heavily​ ​influenced​ ​by​ ​hip-hop​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​2000’s​ ​and​ ​its​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​of​ ​sampling,​ ​Motive105​ ​spent​ ​time​ ​developing​ ​his own​ ​sound,​ ​testing​ ​styles​ ​and​ ​diverse​ ​concepts​ ​allowing​ ​him​ ​to​ ​branch​ ​away​ ​from​ ​traditional​ ​hip​ ​hop​ ​beats​ ​whilst​ ​still displaying​ ​the​ ​core​ ​of​ ​the​ ​genre.

Motive’s first unofficial release received a premiere with NME, and now after​ ​going​ ​back​ ​and​ ​forth​ ​on​ ​what​ ​should​ ​be​ ​his​ ​first​ official release,​ ​it​ ​may​ ​be​ ​fitting​ ​that​ ​the​ ​song​ ​chosen​ ​was​ ​one​ ​he created​ ​a​ ​week​ ​before​ ​his​ ​son​ ​was​ ​born.​ ​The​ ​song​ ​entitled​ ​"Conditions"​ ​features the vocals of ​Courtney​ ​Bennett,​ who has recently featured on BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM and many other A list radio stations.

​"Conditions"​ is a ​very​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​timeless​ ​piece​ ​of music speaking of ​ ​the​ ​exact​ ​thoughts​ ​and​ ​feelings that Motive 105 went through​ ​before​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​father,​ ​and also​ ​touching​ ​on​ ​situations throughout​ ​his​ ​surroundings.​ ​

The​ ​song​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​motive105's​ ​rap​ ​style,​ ​a​ ​voice​ ​of​ ​truth,​ ​the​ ​feeling of​ ​integrity​ ​and​ ​real​ ​self​ ​expression​ ​through​ ​music.


(Alt/Pop/Indie) Bowrain Releases His 2nd Album Of Piano Driven Alt-Pop

BOWRAIN
DISTRACTED


Artist: BOWRAIN
Title: DISTRACTED
Label: KAPA RECORDS
Digital Release: OCT 27th 2017
UPC: KAP LP 005

https://open.spotify.com/album/43W94zycIlCo8xlqFjE0D6

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bowrain/id854452348
https://kaparecords.bandcamp.com/ (preorder available from September 28th)
VIDEO SINGLE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWoEhGG6PKE

With the release of DISTRACTED, his second full-length album, Bowrain has reached a new period in his artistic vision. DISTRACTED features guest appearances by musicians with whom Bowrain developed a collaborative relationship through his live performing and studio work, and who shares his creative vision.

Following his debut album, DISTRACTED is above all Bowrain’s composing at its best, formed of 7 tracks which arc through the album. It sees the musician embracing his primary instrument, the piano, which is the cohesive and most important element of his sound.

DISTRACTED began coming to light while the Slovenian born musician was living and working in Amsterdam. His path has taken him through many European cities, performing and composing what eventually became his search for homeland. The album was concluded in Ljubljana, his primary and current residence.

Bowrain's vision embraces his own experience, not as a given fact but as a search for ephemeral structures of music which collide with contemporary and universal insecurities.

"Piano is my tool, my instrument. There is a reciprocal familiarity that happens when I dive into it. Playing piano for me is more natural than speaking."
- Bowrain

TRACKLIST:
Song 1: Bowrain - A New Beginning
Song 2: Bowrain - Saudade
Song 3: Bowrain - Asil
Song 4: Bowrain - Time
Song 5: Bowrain - Refugee
Song 6: Bowrain - Continuum
Song 7: Bowrain - Home *Not Available To Stream In UK At Present, But Is Included In Download

CREDITS:

All songs written and composed by Bowrain except: Time, Refugee and Continuum, co-written with Mario Babojelić and Robert Nitschke
Bowrain, piano, keyboards, vocals, production
Mario Babojelić, guitars, production
Robert Nitschke, drums
Ema Kobal, cellos
Vita Kobal, violins
JAŠA, spoken word and text on “Time”
Jernej Černalogar, mixing and producing
Jure Vlahovič, additional sounds on “Saudade”
Gregor Zemljič, mastering
JAŠA, Rosa Lux cover design, drawing by Meta Grgurevič
Cover image by JAŠA with Charlie Stein, photo by Rosa Lux
Recording studios: Pianoroom, Recording Studio Hobbit and Studio Metro Ljubljana
LINKS:
http://bowrain.org/ <http://bowrain.org/>
http://bowrain.org/distracted/ <http://bowrain.org/distracted/>
https://www.facebook.com/bowrainsound/ <https://www.facebook.com/bowrainsound/>
https://twitter.com/bowrainsound <https://twitter.com/bowrainsound>
https://www.youtube.com/user/tinegrga/feed <https://www.youtube.com/user/tinegrga/feed>
https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound>
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XCLMLmnitxnmHwVPpTyBJ <https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XCLMLmnitxnmHwVPpTyBJ>
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bowrain/id854452348 <https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bowrain/id854452348>
https://bowrain.bandcamp.com/ <https://bowrain.bandcamp.com/>

DISCOGRAPHY:
2017 Distracted Album | Kapa Records
2017 In the Back of Time <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/sets/in-the-back-of-time> EP | Bowrainsound
2016 A New Beginning <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/a-new-beginning> Single | Featured in Piano Day 2016 playlist by Nils Frahm
2016 New Boy (Feat. Elle Rocky) <https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-boy-feat.-elle-rocky-single/id1075023440> Single | Bowrainsound
2015 Shishani-Minority (Bowrain remix) <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/shishani-minority-bowrain-remix> Single | Bowrainsound
2015 Mood In Venice <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/mood-in-venice> Single | Bowrainsound
2015 Goethe Institut Amsterdam <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQSglBEw5uk> Live | Bowrainsound
2015 Voices <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/voices> Single | Bowrainsound
2015 Far Out Remixes <https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/far-out-remixes/id980219638> Album | Bowrainsound
2015 Poet's Teacher <https://soundcloud.com/bowrainsound/poets-teacher> Single | Bowrainsound
2014 Far Out <https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/far-out/id854452252> Album | Bowrainsound


(Chill/Modern Classical) Tiny Leaves Releases New Album - "Stunning" (Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music)


“Stunning” – 
LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Beautiful” – CHRIS HAWKINS (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“A Really Beautiful Record” – GIDEON COE (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Delicate and dramatic” – THE SKINNY
“Life-affirming” – A CLOSER LISTEN

TINY LEAVES
NOTES ON BELONGING

Label:
 Pegdoll / Cat Number: PEGX014 / Release: Digital Oct 27th, CD + Vinyl Nov/Dec 2017 /
Format: Digital, Vinyl, CD / Genre: Modern Classical



VIDEO SINGLE:
https://youtu.be/aWMbeySRIXg 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Tiny Leaves:
http://tinyleaves.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/TinyLeaves https://soundcloud.com/tinyleaves https://twitter.com/tinyleavesmusic
Pegdoll Records:
http://www.pegdoll.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PEGDOLLRECORDS https://soundcloud.com/pegdoll https://twitter.com/PEGDOLL_MUSIC https://www.youtube.com/user/pegdollrecords http://instagram.com/pegdoll

LIVE:
Monday October 9th
 - The Greys, Brighton (Melting Vinyl)
with support from Matt Sewell.
Ticket link http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/tiny-leaves-support-tickets/281743?language=en-us
Event link http://www.meltingvinyl.co.uk/event/tiny-leaves/
Saturday October 14th - St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury
(album launch) Ticket link https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Shrewsbury/St.-Alkmund%27s-Church/Tiny-Leaves-Album-Launch/13032948/ <https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Shrewsbury/St.-Alkmund's-Church/Tiny-Leaves-Album-Launch/13032948/>
Thursday October 19th - Grain Barge, Bristol
Ticket link http://hdfst.uk/E40797

Tiny Leaves is the music of composer Joel Nathaniel Pike. He is based in the borderlands between England and Wales with his wife and three children.

Pike began developing his solo indie-classical music whilst in other bands and launched his first EP in 2012. He feels his experimental writing process and live performance is very much rooted in the years of recording and gigs with bands. His sound is fresh and heartfelt.

His debut album “A Good Land, An Excellent Land,” was released to critical acclaim in June 2013. The album evokes a journey and is at times sensitive, delicate and intense. It is led mostly by piano, while strings and guitars weave in and out of the melody, complementing its sound. Tracks from the album were featured by BBC6Music, with special attention as their ‘headphones moment’ on Lauren Laverne’s show and again as their MPFree download for listeners.

Tiny Leaves has supported Sam Amidon, A Winged Victory For The Sullen at the start of their “Atomos” world tour and Julianna Barwick. June 2015 saw the critically acclaimed release of Tiny Leaves second album with its debut performance at Cock & Bull Festival over the summer of 2015. This album has since been broadcast across the world, on BBC radio, Ireland’s RTE - Lyric FM and New York’s Q2 (WXQR) amongst others and signed to Cooking Vinyl’s publishing arm.

He has also performed at last summers Hay Fringe festival ‘How The Light Gets In’. The next year holds much promise for Pike whose sound is progressing and developing fully with his third full-length album working with violinist Faith Brackenbury.

Tiny Leaves recently joined Julianna Barwick on her ‘Will’ 2016 European tour, as support for her UK dates and unexpectedly received glowing reviews for his own performances during the tour.

Notes On Belonging By Tiny Leaves

This is my third album entitled 'Notes On Belonging' is the culmination of over a year of exploration into musical landscapes inspired by the Welsh term 'cynefin'. The word which has no English equivalent, when translated means the environment in which you live, to which you are naturally acclimatised, and also in other translations, describes the sense of belonging, or even longing for home. The whole project from beginning to end is rooted in a rural corner of Shropshire to further harness this idea of belonging. The musicians are local to this area and the music was composed and recorded here. I also have been wanting to do a project with only four tracks to challenge myself to write longer pieces that come together to form more of a whole piece of music, having enjoyed this idea in post-rock albums and classical LPs. The cover of the album "Light (Cound November)" by David Tress, sees the fulfilment of a dream, from a long love for his paintings from my own art school days, to link up with this prolific Welsh Landscape artist. His celebrated work explores similar themes of relationship to habitat which is a timely coming together with this project. Remarkably the painting was made by the Pembrokeshire artist only a few miles from where the album was recorded in Shropshire, further affirming the theme of belonging to a place. The music was written alongside rehearsals with featured artist/violinist and viola player Faith Brackenbury, whose vast experience in Jazz and folk violin has further expanded my writing to newer territories. The track 'Cynefin' has been performed recently during a UK tour with Julianna Barwick, and a dance video is currently being created by choreographer Rachel Burn. The tracks have brief descriptions (when selected separately) which reveal something of their journey and meaning but are also importantly open to the listener's own interpretation and exploration.


(World/Electronic) VIDEO PREMIERE - Embracing World Music & Electronica, WONDERFEEL Presents 'TAMADAA'

 

EMBRACING CHILLOUT, CHILLWAVE, LEFTFIELD AND ELECTRONICA, AND PAIRING IT WITH WORLD INSTRUMENTATION
TO GIVE A MORE ORGANIC, LIVE FEEL, WONDERFEEL PRESENTS 'TAMADAA' WHCH IS THE FIRST TRACK TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM  ‘LAO DREAMING’

Artist: Wonderfeel / Title: Lao Dreaming /

Label: Skeletone / Distributor: Arabesque
Release Period: Dec - Jan / CAT: SKE002CD


Inspired by the natural sounds and traditional songs of Lao, this album explores tribal rhythm, solid basslines and deep natural ambience.

On a recent trip to Lao Wonderfeel was captivated by the singing of a Laotian Buddhist monk, as they sat together in a pitch dark cave. The man's voice bathed in rich natural reverb. Then up in the northern mountains of Lao he met with two tribeswomen who each shared a song from their Akha culture.

With these unique voices and sounds from the natural world, Wonderfeel returned to their headquarters in the forests east of Melbourne. From there it has taken four years to craft the album 'Lao Dreaming'.

Wonderfeel is a strictly sampler-based producer. Using ‘organic’ sounds recorded from the physical world via a microphone to build each piece.

"I am using technology - but in a way that lets me honour nature. Her wildness and sensitivity." (Peet Wonderfeel)

Formative inspirations are Art of Noise, Laurie Anderson, George Clinton and African Headcharge.

Current inspirations are Shackleton, Clarity, Chunky and Ancestral Voices.

Peet Wonderfeel has a background in activism and has fronted a message-driven punk band. Wonderfeel is a contributor to Melbourne's freaky underground scene and has hosted full moon dances.

After a successful crowdfunder in mid 2017, the first album by Wonderfeel is ready to go.


Addremove Releases The Clean Slate EP (Threnes Recordings) * Previous Support From Fact / XLR8R

* DARK, ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITH AN INDUSTRIAL EDGE FROM ADDREMOVE. THE E.P. INCLUDES A REMIX FROM JK FLESH (GODFLESH, FINAL, JESU) WITH PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM FACT / XLR8R & BRVTALIST *


ADDREMOVE
CLEAN SLATE

Label: Thrènes.
Release Date Single: 13/10/2017

BUY ALBUM HERE:
https://threnes.bandcamp.com/album/clean-slate-ep

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Artist:
https://soundcloud.com/addremove

Label:
https://soundcloud.com/threnes
https://www.residentadvisor.net/record-label.aspx?id=14978
https://www.facebook.com/threnesrecords
https://www.discogs.com/label/1005941-thr%C3%A3%C6%92%C3%A2%C2%A8nes

Clean Slate is the first release from Addremove on Swiss label Thrènes.
There isn’t a lot to say about Addremove himself or herself as he/she prefers to keep their identity unrevealed, at least for the moment, so let's concentrate on the music.

Clean Slate consists of  5 original tracks, ‘Letter From Police’ sounds like the music from the series American Gods with its heavenly wailing over gnarly rhythms. ‘When They Fall From The Sky’ continues the theme but with a more industrial edge. ‘Postal’ is more ambient but still dark and filmic, whilst ‘Crie’ seems more industrial and robotic. Finally ‘Lurk’ adds more rhythm to proceedings and sounds like classy, analog, electronic music.
In short, then Addremove's sound perfectly encapsulates the sound that Thrènes. were looking to release on the label, dark, melancholic, cinematic, with a gritty edge.

Clean Slate also includes a remix from JK Flesh (project/alias of Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, Final, and Jesu - https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/1357225-JK-Flesh ) who has a long path in the music scene, supported by various music magazines:
http://www.thebrvtalist.com/jkflesh/ https://www.xlr8r.com/tag/jk-flesh/
http://www.factmag.com/tag/jk-flesh/

LABEL

Previous releases from Threnes include:

Rotkeller -Atheos incl. a remix of eomac,  released in May 2017
https://www.threnes.com/releases/rotkeller/


(PREMIERE) New Single From FLUNK * Taken From The Bands Forthcoming 6th Studio Album

 

 

Artist: Flunk
Title: Chemistry And Math

Format: CD/LP/digital
Catno: BS183CD/BS183LP
Release Period: Oct/Nov 2017
Distribution/export: Kudos Distribution

 

TRACKLISTING

01 TMTTUOT 0
2 ChemistryAndMath
03 Petrified
04 June,July
05 Outsiders
06 Assassins(WithWaterGuns)
07 Pheromone(FadeAway)
08 YourBeautifulLies
09 Reprise
10 Hello (Planet Awesome)

DISCOGRAPHY (ordinary albums)

For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
Morning Star (2004)
Personal Stereo (2007)
This Is What You Get (2009)
Lost Causes (2013)
Chemistry And Math (2017)


Seriously, how is it possible to spend two years and four months making a pop music album? It's obviously not because of a fetish with technical perfection. Not a single take on 'Chemistry and Math' has been recorded in a recording studio. It is all living room, bedroom or kitchen table work. Which is the way we have recorded all Flunk albums. Except the last, 'Lost Causes', which was mostly done in a studio.

So really, how does it take 28 months to put together 10 tracks of alternative, lo-fi popular music? Well, life? Just life. We're busy with stuff like everybody else, ordinary stuff. And it's all in there, really. In the air in the recordings and in-between the lines of words.

'Chemistry and Math' might be about how you acknowledge the inevitability of the rules and patterns and natural laws, it's not so much mystery, it's math, and chemistry, and hormones, and a constant chaos of coincidence.

Well, it’s in there, go check it out. In there are also a lot of popular music references, some obvious one, some slightly hidden. As usual. Writing the songs for a debut, 'For Sleepyheads Only', at the beginning of the century, now feels like a sunny haze of innocence and blue skies. And a total absence of black clouds. 'Chemistry and Math' is installed in a much bleaker and more distorted soundscape, reflecting the mood of the world thrown at us in a fucked up era. But we're happy with the songs and the sound, happy to finally be finished and most of all happily looking forward to meet our fantastic fans around the world.

'Chemistry And Math' is Flunk's sixth ordinary album (excluding remix-, best of- and demo-cover-compilations).

Flunk Basic Facts

Flunk started out around 2000/2001, originally as a trio: Ulf Nygaard (programming, vocals), Jo Bakke (guitars, bass and more) and Anja Øyen Vister (vocals, guitars). Ulf started his musical career in the early nineties with Folk & Røvere (Polygram Norway), a trip hop inspired boy/girl duo singing in Norwegian. Jo started out in Happy Campers (Sony Music Norway/Ninja Tune) later as a part of the duo Antenna (Guidance Recordings). Anja had been working on solo material for some years, and more or less accidentally ended up doing vocals on the first Flunk track to be released, ‘Indian Rope Trick’, winter 2001 on the compilation Arctic Circles 3. Flunk gradually expanded to a five-piece band, including the live musicians, Erik Ruud (drums) and Ole Kristian Wetten (bass).

Full album discography (ordinary albums in bold):

  • For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
  • Treat Me Like You Do (2003) (Remixes of tracks from For Sleepyheads Only)
  • Morning Star (2004)
  • Play America (2005) (four new songs, four remixes from Morning Star tracks)
  • Personal Stereo (2007)
  • Democracy (2007) (Remixes of tracks from Personal Stereo)
  • This Is What You Get (2009)
  • The Songs We Sing (2012) (Best of compilation)
  • Lost Causes (2013)
  • Deconstruction Time Again (2015) (Remixes, mostly from Lost Causes tracks)
  • Cover Ups (2016) (compilation of demo/live rehersal cover versions)
  • Chemistry And Math (2017)
  • Flunk made a big impact with their downbeat cover version of Blue Monday on their debut album, the track has to this date been streamed more than 1,8 million times on Spotify. They also have a big US following, mainly because the two first album was released on license in the US. Tracks from the early albums have been licensed to numerous compilations, and have been featured in tv-shows like ‘The OC’. On digital formats, Flunk is biggest in the US, Germany, Great Britain and Turkay on streaming numbers, and also big in Greece on YouTube views.
  • They have had tours, concerts and festival gigs in Norway, UK, USA, Turkey, Poland, Russia and China. They plan to do the releaseparty for the new album in Istanbul, and will play in various European cities in the autumn/early winter. A US tour is planned for early 2018.
  • The new album will be out on both CD and vinyl. Flunk have had limited availability on physical formats the last few years, but the new album will be distributed in the UK and exported worldwide through Kudos Distribution in the UK, and re-press and re-release of the other albums are planned.

 


(Rock/Indie) * THE LOTUS RELEASE 2ND SINGLE ‘PERFECT LOVE’, PRODUCED BY PAUL REEVE (MUSE) * Support From Kerrang, AltCorner, Vents, Total Rock, Planet Mosh,

* THE LOTUS RELEASE 2ND SINGLE ‘PERFECT LOVE’, PRODUCED BY PAUL REEVE (MUSE)
* Previous Support Kerrang, AltCorner, Vents, Total Rock, Planet Mosh, Musicology + many more

THE LOTUS PERFECT LOVE
GENRE: Rock, Indie / LABEL: Barn Owl Records  / RELEASE DATE: 15/08/2017
BARCODE: 5054960363304 / ISRC: GBLFP1746829



The Lotus  grew up in the suburbs of central Italy and an anger towards a decadent Country grew within them. They are proud of being Italians but actually feel more like people of a European or World multiculturalism.

This desire to combine diversity has formed the band's genre: each member has a totally different view of music and this fact unites them instead of dividing.

Growing up in Italy, plagued by bigotry and corruption has had a profound effect on the lyrical content of The Lotus songs so far.

The Lotus have also travelled and indeed suffered for their art, ten years ago for example they were walking the streets of Los Angeles alone, with no money, playing in pubs on the outskirts. They had some beautiful moments but also tragic moments when Silvia, Luca's girlfriend passed away in a car accident.

They also travelled to the UK in a motorhome from Italy, and at every moment, even every motorway service area they tried to sell their music at any cost, and  actually gained many fans this way. They loved the UK so much that they moved there, which difficult at first but they are now beginning to see the fruits of their labour.

1st single ‘Mars-X’ received support from Kerrang, Musicology, Vents , Alt Corner, Total Rock and many more.

'Perfect Love' is the bands 2nd single, it’s a song that talks about love and desire, by going through an unusual path: the guilt. As the band explain:

“The society we're living in today has built its relational fundamentals on dogmatic hypocrisy that are the opposite to what is the root of being a human being.

In our century of pious and religious imperialism, we are forced to justify our instincts by blaming ourselves, and that makes us aliens in our own home.

So, who can tell us what is a Perfect Love? How can you escape the fruits of decay growing on us?

Truth, sharing, and understanding are the keys to free our souls.”



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