Articles in the May Category
Cult experimental outfit trioVD, champions of the Leeds improvisational scene, make an audacious return in 2012 with ‘Maze’, the product of two years of introspection in a Leeds basement come DIY recording studio.
Their 2009 debut album ‘Fill It Up With Ghosts’ redefined preconceptions of contemporary British jazz, winning MOJO Jazz Album of the Year and Jazzwise Album Of The Year, and yet, despite the ever present ‘J’ word their shows are populated by voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens who aspire only to possess the heel-toe of drummer Chris Bussey, the sweep-pick of guitarist Chris Sharkey or the growl of saxophonist Christophe de Bézenac, not least their original creative vision and cohesion.
Ireland has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin band The Coronas are no exception. This platinum-selling four piece have established themselves as the current biggest-selling independent group in Ireland, and following their SOLD OUT show at London’s iconic Borderline in April they have proven they are ready to take on the UK with the release of their hit single Addicted To Progress on May 21st, 2012 with album ‘Closer To You’ to follow on May 28th.
Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Closer To You’, Addicted To Progress is a snappy, melodic slice of Indie / Pop, featuring a killer guitar riff, electro synths under anthemic vocals. Hooky as hell, it’s no wonder it remained in the top 5 Irish Airplay charts for over 13 weeks!
Common Tongues are an indie folk 5 piece band hailing from the shores of Brighton releasing their debut single ‘Jumping Ships’ through Something Nothing Records 23rd May 2011. Singer/guitarists Tom and Oli grew up together in rural Cambridgeshire sharing a passion for songwriting that blossomed into compelling stories of their lives and loves.
On 16th May 2011, Jim Kroft will be releasing his 2nd single ‘The Jailer’ from his upcoming sophomore album ‘The Hermit And The Hedonist’ which will be released in September 2011.
The first single ‘Memoirs from the Afterlife’ went top 100 in the Germany National Airplay chart for 6 weeks – the only song to appear in the chart without a record company this year.
Since releasing their debut album ‘Routes To Riches’ in late 2009, Mamas Gun have toured Europe and Japan where they achieved a number 3 sales slot in the Japanese Billboard charts.
The new album has been produced by Grammy Award winning production team Martin Terefe and Andreas Olsson (Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, KT Tunstall and Jamie Cullum) earlier this year.