Revelling in the heavier side of indie rock, The Colossal Heads are a group on the rise who have been compared to artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Modest Mouse and Nirvana. These are not bands whose names should be taken lightly in terms of comparison – thankfully The Colossal Heads do them justice.
No we’re not talking free willy, but the duo who currently reside in Amsterdam. Set to release their new single ‘Not like Another Day’ on May 9th. ‘Come Together’ will be their 4th studio album from a band who merge years of experience with a refreshing attitude to song writing.
Coming May 6th is Darryl Nash’s debut album ‘Lovesick’, a tragic tail of the truth of loving someone.
Having earned a positive response and support from BBC Introducing South, Darryl Nash is a phenomenal young artist who is about to release an album that takes up the question of whether a broken heart could ever be classified as a serious medical condition. Apart from digging into the depths of love psychology, the multifaceted songwriter has written songs about events that shake up the history of our world, including present day war in the middle east stories about London’s Jack The Ripper in 1800, especially in tracks like the dynamic and captivating ‘The Murder Chain’.
Incl. a stunning Madwave Remix
S.H.O.K.K. – Whisky Hotel (incl. Madwave Remix) [Phoenix Recordings]
S.H.O.K.K. is B.A.K.K.!! The Swiss/French project consisting of DJ Giotto and DJ Space Raven present their comeback with the track “WHISKY HOTEL”.
One of the biggest Trance Acts returns to the dancefloors. They have without a doubt secured themselves an eternal spot in the Hall of Fame of Trance with a proud amount of tracks and remixes released since the year 2000. Their Singles “Folie à Deux”, “Isn’t It All A Little Strange?”, “My Madness Says What I Must Do…” were released on the late Overdose (Pulse) label and led them to remix for the crème de la crème of the trance industry for such artists as Cosmic Gate (Back To Earth), Dave Joy (First Impression), Flutlicht (Icarus), BBE (Free), Signum (Coming On Strong), DJ Spoke (Ignition), P.H.A.T.T. (Damage Control), DJ Shog (Feel Me (Through The Radio) … the list goes on…
Swiss International DJ/Producer MADWAVE, provides a slamming uplifting remix to choose from. His latest rework of Dave Joy’s First Impression was voted “Future Sound Favorite” on Aly & Fila’s FSOE Radio Show and his “WHISKY HOTEL” Remix is heavily supported by tastemakers such as Giuseppe Ottaviani, DJ Feel, Daniel Skyver, Rene Ablaze, Dave Joy, Frank Dueffel, Pusher, Space Raven, DJ Dean, Fausto, Wavetraxx and many more!
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“Hard groovin’ funky Jam Band blues” Jazzwise
“Instantly essential” The Blues
Festival season is far from over in November – Ilfracombe Rocks Festival in Devon is a must for every classic rock’n’roll fan who loves to dwell in nostalgia as well as discover what’s new in the magnificent world of rock these days.
After having been a massive success in 2015 the first 100 super early bird tickets for 2016 are already on sale at an extraordinary price of only £20 for the whole weekend and a very affordable £9 per head a night for accommodation –don’t miss out and grab yours now!
Having grown over the years, Ilfracombe Rocks will accommodate up to 1500 music lovers this November. The three-day event is held from 4th-6th November 2016. Brought to life by iconic radio presenter DJ John Forster, known for hosting the number one unsigned rock music show on the net called ‘Dr. John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery’ on Rockbandom Radio, this event is a true gem for admirers of handmade sonic bliss. Located in John Fowler’s Holiday Park in Devon the annual celebration of gritty guitars and amplified solos is a perfect way to spend a rock’n’roll weekend not only for hardcore bikers in leather jackets, but for the whole family!
This year’s headliners are some of the most excellent tribute bands in the scene. Thunderstruck, The ZZtops and Higher on Maiden will be bringing back the days of rock revolution. While there’s certainly a whiff of nostalgia in the air, the festival is also host to some of Europe’s finest new unsigned rock bands. This is a brilliant way to get to listen to potential stars on the rise and the stadium fillers of tomorrow!
Dr. John’s motto is simple – the DJ wants to promote good quality music and says: “the unsigned scene is possibly the most under-listened aspect of rock music. In many cases it is far superior to the mainstream and more honest. Many of them don’t get anywhere near the airplay and exposure they deserve.” That is why he decided to extend his work at the radio and give emerging artists an additional platform to get heard.
To get your super early bird ticket for the whole weekend just go to http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ !
To include accommodation please pay additionally:
One 4-bed-room per night: £36 for one person (£9 per head if four people share, £12 per head if three people share, £18 per head for two people)
Accomodation for the whole Weekend: £72 for one person per room(£18 per head if four people share, £24 per head if three people share, £36 for two people)
For the past 15 years director Volker Schaner has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Switzerland and London. Over this period Volker has earned Perry’s trust, resulting in a never-before-granted level of access and insight into Perrys’ fantastical, spiritual world. This classic-in-the-making tells a story of epic, magical proportions that’s not a biography, more fairytale documentary and art piece for itself, which is in turns funny, poetic and frequently mind blowing.
In addition to the filmed footage of the man himself, plus an all-star cast of dub and reggae-related musicians, Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise is illustrated by unique animated scenes. Using traditional painting techniques, the artist Maria Sargarodschi created imaginary characters of surprising contemporary style influenced by Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church Art, Lee Perry’s imaginary cosmos and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.
The movie also serves as a unique documentation of Lee’s now infamous and already legendary “secret laboratory” in Switzerland, which despite its recent destruction by fire, is immortalised in celluloid. As well as being featured in the film, you can watch a specially-edited bonus tribute piece here.
The DVD extras also include a photo gallery of Lee’s creative space in all its chaotic and artistic pre-fire glory. Other DVD extras include a a 24 page book, a 30 minute ‘making of’ documentary, director’s comments and over 2 hours of additional unseen scenes.
Lee will also be performing the following live dates
Friday 11th March Whitstable Duke of Cumberland,
Saturday 12th March Brixton Electric
Sunday 13th March Brighton Concorde
Wednesday 16th March Brewery Arts Centre Kendal