Moses Boyd announces new EP ‘Absolute Zero’

UK jazz musician Moses Boyd has shared details of his new EP.

Absolute Zero is scheduled for release on Friday the 4th of August via Exodus Records / The Vinyl Factory.

The EP will be Boyd’s second solo release and is described as “…a thrilling fusion of cosmic mind-flight above the London grime.”

Moses grew up in Catford but his roots lie in Jamaica and Dominica. While soul, reggae and classical was played at home, school was filled with the sound of the grime pirates. A drum teacher introduced him to the jazz canon; from Buddy Rich to Elvin Jones. Moses and his small band of revolutionaries started devouring and immersing themselves in the music, jamming four or five times a week, going to Ronnie Scott’s to watch legends like Wynton Marsalis, James Moody and Roy Haynes from the cheap seats behind the bar. They were injecting new blood into the form. As Moses says “when’s the last time anyone saw ten young black kids from South London watching Wynton Marsalis?”

Absolute Zero will feature four brand new compositions and is available to pre-order now in a 180gm heavyweight vinyl limited edition.

Absolute Zero tracklist:

A1. “After Tomorrow”
A2. “Square Up”
B1. “Sirens”
B2. “Absolute Zero”

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Basement Revolver share emotive new single ‘Tree Trunks’

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Ontario 3-piece Basement Revolver have shared their new single.

“Tree Trunks” is lifted from the band’s forthcoming EP, Agatha, scheduled for release on the 21st of July via Yellow K Records in the U.S. and fear of missing out records in the UK.

Emotionally vulnerable, plaintive and authentic, “Tree Trunks” is fuzzy and heartbreaking yet staggeringly beautiful. “Really starting to feel like I need someone to talk to,” sings songwriter and guitarist Chrisy Hurn in a wistful lyric that reflects on dual themes of mental health and the environment. “I’m really tired of this fight,” she cedes in a moment of surrender.

Recalls Hurn: “‘Tree trunks’ was written when I started experiencing panic attacks for the first time and my increasing need to find a professional who could help me to find better ways to cope.

“It also tries to mirror how I imagine the environment feels sometimes – and how the environment is tied to many people’s mental health. I was very fortunate to find the help that I needed and I would encourage everyone to go after the mental health resources that are available to them.”

You can listen to “Tree Trunks” via the stream below.

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Boss Hog return with news of new EP ‘Brood Star’ and new track ‘Wichita Grey’

Boss Hog 2016

Boss Hog, the New York outfit featuring husband and wife Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez, have announced that they are to release a new EP.

Brood Star contains four new tracks and will be released on the 1st of July via In the Red.

The band also say that following the EP they will release their fourth full-length record, Brood X, the follow-up to 2000’s Whiteout.

Boss Hog played some reunion shows in 2008, but the new material ends what has effectively been a 16 year hiatus.

You can hear the first track taken from the new EP – “Wichita Grey” – below.

Boss Hog Brood Start EP coverThe complete tracklisting for Brood Star is:

01. “Wichita Grey”
02. “Nymph Beat”
03. “Devious Motherfucker”
04. “Disgrace”

Boss Hog have also confirmed the following live shows taking place in July:

Jul 11th: Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
Jul 12th: Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 13th: Eugene, OR, HiFi Music Hall Lounge
Jul 14th: San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
Jul 15th: Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex (In the Red 25th anniversary show)
Jul 16th: San Diego, CA, Casbah

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Well Hung Heart launch 360˚ interactive video for ‘Touch The Sky’

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Well Hung Heart (L-R: Kevin Conroy, Greta Valenti, Danielle Lehman, Robin Davey)

LA based alt-rock band Well Hung Heart have released a killer 360˚ interactive music video for their track “Touch The Sky.”

Directed by Well Hung Heart frontwoman Greta Valenti and produced by Grow Vision Creative Studios in association with Blue C, the video was shot at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, California on Kodak PIXPRO 360 4k cameras.

The video comes hot on the heels of the release of Well Hung Heart’s new EP, Live From Hybrid, available now via the band’s official website.

Well Hung Heart’s reckless and raw live performances have earned the band a reputation as well as numerous awards, including the Best Live Band & Best Music Video at the OC Music Awards. The group has spent its first couple of years in existence focusing on touring and songwriting, self-releasing a series of sold out Limited Edition Albums and EPs and booking tours across the US, UK & Europe.

Check out the video for “Touch The Sky” below and, if you’re viewing on a mobile device, be sure to open the video in your YouTube app rather than in a Facebook window in order to see the full 360˚ interactive experience.

Well Hung Heart are about to embark upon the second leg of their Touch The Sky Tour with confirmed dates as follows:

May 22nd: KUCI, on-air performance
May 27th: BEARS ON FAIRFIELD, Shreveport, LA
May 28th: AUGUSTINES, Hammond, LA
May 29th: SAHARA LOUNGE, Austin, TX

Well Hung Heart Live from Hybrid coverThe full tracklist for Live From Hybrid is:

01. “Bullshit”
02. “Devil”
03. “Die In A Dream”
04. “This Is Not Love”
05. “Creep”

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My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy releases new Neanderthal EP ‘Live In The UK’ and shares video for ‘Murchdadhl’

Neanderthal Live In The UK by Tairrie B Photography
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The Master of Heaviosity, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, Chevy Metal, The Birds Of Satan, Teenage Time Killers) has released a new EP under his Neanderthal moniker.

Live In The UK was recorded live at Fleece & Firkin in Bristol, UK on the 21st of August, 2014 when Neanderthal played a blistering supporting set as part of My Ruin’s The Sacred Mood Tour.

Neanderthal’s live slots saw Murphy pulling double-duty on the herculean 2014 UK trek, alongside My Ruin friends and bandmates Luciano Ferrea on bass and Matt LeChevalier on drums.

The EP is available to download now for free via Neanderthal’s Bandcamp page.

Murphy has also edited and released a video for Live In The UK EP track “Murchdadhl” which you can watch below.

Be sure to check out our Neanderthal gallery, captured by My Ruin frontwoman, rapper and photographer Tairrie B. on the road in August 2014.

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