Clutch release video for ‘A Quick Death In Texas’

Clutch 2015

Clutch have released a video for their track “A Quick Death In Texas.”

The song features on the band’s most recent album, Psychic Warfare, released last year via the band’s own Weathermaker Music label.

Whilst on tour with Lamb Of God and Corrosion Of Conformity in the US, Clutch frontman Neil Fallon recently told New Noise that the band don’t want to play it safe with their sound: “There are artists who see success with a song then try different versions of that song for the rest of their career – and that sounds very depressing. I would rather take a risk and fail at it.”

Check out the video for “A Quick Death In Texas” below.

Clutch will hit the road later this month for a European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows.

Aug 05th: Katowice Off Festival, Poland
Aug 06th: Rendsburg Wacken Open Air, Germany
Aug 07th: Bremen Modernes, Germany
Aug 09th: Malmo KB, Sweden
Aug 10th: Helsinki Circus, Finland
Aug 12th: Saarbrucken Rocco Del Schlacko Festival, Germany
Aug 13th: Rothenburg Taubertal Festival, Germany
Aug 14th: Eschwege Open Flair Festival, Germany
Aug 16th: Bochum Zeche, Germany
Aug 17th: Luxembourg Den Atelier, Luxembourg
Aug 18th: Hasselt Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
Aug 19th: Gampel Festival, Switzerland
Aug 21st: Zagreb Tvorica Kulture, Croatia
Aug 22nd: Wiesen And There Come The Wolves Festival, Austria
Aug 24th: Athens Gazi Music Hall, Greece
Aug 26th: Paris Rock En Seine Festival, France
Nov 30th: Amsterdam Melweg, Netherlands
Dec 02nd: Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
Dec 03rd: Munich Theaterfabrik, Germany
Dec 04th: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Dec 06th: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland

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MassMatiks share video for new single ‘4AM’, announce support slots for Allusondrugs

MassMatiks promo 2016

UK four piece MassMatiks have released a video for their second single, “4AM.”

With frontman George Peploe’s fierce vocal performance front and centre, the track soon puts its gentle opening lament to rest, evolving into a driving, riff-led melodic chorus.

Inspired by a past breakup, Peploe comments on the video for “4AM” saying: “We wanted to connect the story of the song with the video, so we came up with the idea of setting up TVs and playing what was going through my head at the time.

“As the song goes on, so does the narrative in the video. Trashing the TVs felt like the natural thing to do to reflect the emotions I felt during the breakup – not gonna lie, it was fun too…”

You can check out the clip below.

Following their headline show at London’s Old Blue Last on the 13th July, MassMatiks will make their next live appearance at this year’s Y Not Festival in Matlock on the 21st of July.

They will then head out on the road in August, supporting UK psych-pop-grunge outfit Allusondrugs.

Jul 21st: Y Not Festival, Matlock
Aug 03rd: London, Black Heart
Aug 04th: Guildford, Boileroom
Aug 05th: Cantebury, Lady Luck
Aug 07th: Southampton, Joiners
Aug 08th: Plymouth, Underground
Aug 09th: Bridgewater, Cobblestones
Aug 10th: Leicester, Firebug

MassMatiks 4AM single

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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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Jenny Hval details new album ‘Blood Bitch’ and streams new track ‘Female Vampire’

Jenny Hval 2016

Jenny Hval has confirmed that she will release her new album, Blood Bitch, on the 30th of September.

It will be the follow up to the Norwegian artist’s 2015 release, Apocalypse, Girl.

Says Hval of the new material: “Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood – menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.

Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the 70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time – a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.”

You can hear a new track from the album, Female Vampire, via the stream below. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

The track list for Blood Bitch is:

Jenny Hval Blood Bitch cover01. “Ritual Awakening”
02. “Female Vampire”
03. “In The Red”
04. “Conceptual Romance”
05. “Untamed Region”
06. “The Great Undressing”
07. “Period Piece”
08. “The Plague”
09. “Secret Touch”
10. “Lorna”

Jenny Hval has confirmed the following 2016 tour dates:

Jun 03rd: Duedingen Kilbi Festival, Switzerland
Jun 04th: Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival, Spain
Jul 16th: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, IL
Aug 05th: Katowice Off Festival, Poland
Sep 01st-05th: Blandford End Of The Road Festival, UK
Sep 14th: Oslo Ultima Festival, Norway
Sep 30th: New York LPR, NY
Oct 17th: Glasgow Stereo, UK
Oct 18th: Manchester Soup Kitchen, UK
Oct 19th: London Oslo, UK
Oct 21st: Brussel AB, Belgium
Oct 22nd: Paris Point Ephemere, France
Oct 24th: Luzern Suedpol, Switzerland
Oct 26th: Berlin Kantine Am Berghain, Germany
Oct 27th: Amsterdam De School, Netherlands
Oct 28th: Hamburg Kampnagel, Germany
Oct 29th: Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Denmark
Nov 11th: Los Angeles Resident, CA

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Anneke van Giersbergen reveals solo European tour dates

Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke van Giersbergen has shared full details of her forthcoming solo European tour.

The dates will see Van Giersbergen playing a slew of acoustic shows before she takes a break from performing to focus on her next solo album, tentatively scheduled for 2017.

She recently said: “I have a plan and I think it will knock you off your feet – but I really need to take my time and make this new album the best it can possibly be.

“I feel like I’m on the verge of something wonderful. Expect something heavy and progressive, folks!”

17th Apr: Helmond Muziekcafe, Netherlands
22nd Apr: Glasgow Audio, UK
23rd Apr: Manchester Fac251, UK
24th Apr: Leicester Soundhouse, UK
25th Apr: London O2 Islington Academy, UK
26th Apr: Bristol Exchange, UK
27th Apr: Southampton Engine Room, UK
28th Apr: Verviers Spirit of 66, Belgium
29th Apr: Leipzig UnterRock, Germany
30th Apr: Berlin Arter Gallery, Germany
01st May: Hamburg Rock Cafe, Germany
05th May: Oberhausen Kuittempel, Germany
06th May: Roeselare Verlichte Geest, Belgium
07th May: Paris La Maroquinerie, France
08th May: Lille La Penuche, France (morning and afternoon shows)
12th May: Turku Gong, Finland
13th May: Helsinki Semifinal, Finland
14th May: Trondheim Good Omens, Norway
20th May: Nijmegen Thiemeloods, Netherlands
21st May: Willemsoord Muziekcafe de Steen, Netherlands
28th May: Reuver Rock Station, Netherlands

Van Giersbergen will also appear at her first-ever fan weekend in Amsterdam in December, with tickets on sale now.

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