New music releases, 23rd March 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 23rd March 2015!

Vamps - Bloodsuckers cover
Bloodsuckers, Vamps

Brainwashed, While She Sleeps
Short Movie, Laura Marling
Sonic Soul Surfer, Seasick Steve
Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks, Joe Bonamassa
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett
Toto XIV (with bonus DVD), Toto
Disquiet, Therapy?
Frantic, Gun
Mr. Wonderful, Action Bronson
The Diary, The Gentle Storm
For All My Sisters, The Cribs
Blues Pills Live, Blues Pills
Game On, The Amorettes
Blade of the Ronin, Cannibal Ox
Ascendants, Oceano
Savage Requiem, Magic Kingdom
In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross, Sorcerer

All of the above – and many more besides! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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80 days to ahhh

Therapy? to release new album in March


Therapy? have revealed that they are set to unveil their new album next month.

Disquiet is scheduled for release on the 23rd of March via Amazing Record Co. with the band hitting the road for a UK tour just a few days later.

Recorded at Blast Studios in Newcastle, Disquiet was produced by Royal Blood and Turbowolf man Tom Dalgety. It will be Therapy?’s 14th studio album.

Frontman Andy Cairns indicates that the record has links with the band’s breakthrough album, 1994’s Troublegum:

“In constructing Disquiet, we went back to the old-fashioned way in which Troublegum was written, whereby I’d take my guitar, play a song, record it on my phone and then send the song to the guys ‘finished,’ in terms of lyrics, melody and guitar chords.

“We started with 19 songs, recorded 18 of them and then worked with Tom to select the ones that best represented what we were trying to do with this record. And we’re genuinely delighted with how things have turned out.

“We wanted to write something a bit more anthemic again. In May last year, we did a 20th-anniversary tour for the Troublegum album, and it was completely sold out, and it was great hearing those songs sung back at us, and seeing what they meant to people.

“Clearly it would be idiocy for us to attempt to recreate Troublegum, because that was a different era, and a different band lineup, but the starting point for this album for me was thinking, ‘What would the protagonist of Troublegum be doing 20 years on?’

“I don’t think the album’s protagonist is a happier man, but I think he’s a more capable man in terms of dealing with the world than the guy who wrote Troublegum was. Troublegum was largely impotent rage, whereas Disquiet is more considered anger. We’re very proud of this album, and we feel that it’s another step forward on our musical journey. Now we just can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Therapy? will tour the UK through March and April, with confirmed dates as follows:

Mar 27th: Bristol The Marble Factory
Mar 28th: Gloucester Guildhall
Mar 31st: Brighton Concorde 2
Apr 01st: London Scala
Apr 12th: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Apr 13th: Cardiff The Globe
Apr 14th: Reading Sub 89
Apr 16th: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse
Apr 17th: Nottingham The Rescue Rooms
Apr 18th: Manchester Academy 2
Apr 19th: Leeds Brudenell Society Club
Apr 20th: Northampton Roadmender
Apr 21st: Norwich Waterfront
Apr 23rd: Glasgow Oran Mor
Apr 24th: Newcastle Academy
Apr 25th: Coventry Kasbah

Therapy - Disquiet - Album Cover

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The Skin Back Alley Sonisphere playlist!

Sonisphere Playlist Cap

Glastonbury Schmastonbury! Tour De Who?! Metalheads’ sights are now firmly set on this this weekend’s Sonisphere festival!

The show at Knebworth Park is set to see performances from a raging horde of metal’s finest, including Glastonbury conquerors Metallica with their By Request set, UK new wave legends Iron Maiden, thrash merchants Anthrax and Slayer and whole bunch more!

So what better way to get yourself into the metal mood (like you needed an excuse!) than with Skin Back Alley’s very own Sonisphere Spotify playlist?!

Click through below to get your metal mosh on!

Find out more about this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at their official website, and check out the full line up below!


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New music releases, 14th April 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases this week, 14th April 2014:

Birds Of Satan
The Birds of Satan, The Birds of Satan

Albion, Ginger Wildheart
Do to the Beast, Afghan Whigs
Homo Erraticus, Ian Anderson
Brother, Morten Harket
Melana Chasmata, Triptykon
Caustic Love, Paolo Nutini
Rodney Crowell, Tarpaper Sky
Smoke Fairies, Smoke Fairies
Tearing Down The Walls, H.E.A.T
Amphetamine Ballads, The Amazing Snakeheads
Bang!, Gotthard
CD Singles (Box Set), Suede
Stories: The Singles Collection, Therapy?
Lights Out, Ingrid Michaelson
Holy Ghost, Marc Ford
Life Journey, Leon Russell
The Complete Albums Box: 1970-78, Black Sabbath
The Best Of, Wilko Johnson
Shadows, Sinbreed
The Travelers & Bonfires, Sevendust

All the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store!

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