SOMETHING (EXTRA) FOR THE WEEKEND?
NORTH WALES psychedelic indie outfit ‘HOLY COVES,’ have today released their new single ‘Grey’ via prolific North Wales Label, ‘Yr Wyddfa Records’.
Following on from the successful ‘The Hurt Within’ and ‘Desert Storm’ singles, ‘Grey’ shows off Scott Marsden’s ability to write a genuine, killer tune, enhanced by Holy Coves distinct sound, and coupled with a hazy indie pop filter and dramatic, post-punk flourishes.
CATCH THE HOLY COVES ON TOUR:
19th: The Parish, Wrexham
20th: The Shed, Leicester
26th: Front Room, Rhyl
1st: Cluny 2, Newcastle
2nd: Jimmy’s, Liverpool
9th: Audio, Glasgow
10th: Pressure, Kilmarnock
11th: Bannermans, Edinburgh
15th: The Bullingdon, Oxford
16th: Rascals, Bangor
17th: Queens Hall, Narberth
23rd: Satan’s Hallow, Manchester
24th: The Brickyard, Carlisle
30th: Boom, Leeds
1st October – Salty Dog, Northwich
2nd October – Portland Arms, Cambridge
3rd: Underworld, Camden
4th: The Loft, Southampton
11th: Y Llew Goch, Machynlleth
12th: Doldrum Escape Project, Dolgellau
25th: Clwb Ifor Back, Cardiff
26th: Cwrw – Camarthen
2nd: Ucheldre, Holyhead
3rd: Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
T W O
MIKE SMULL’s ‘The Godzilla Attacks Tokyo Kamikaze Blues Band’ have just released a new album, ‘Making Music For No One,’ now available on all streaming services.
“This album was different for me because it was written entirely on acoustic guitar and recorded with mostly acoustic guitars,” said Smull. “I recorded it over the course of about six months, mostly in my dining room.
“I also have my friend from England, Matt Kik, (Storm of Crows), on the album. He gave me the title of the song, ‘I Don’t Want To Wake Up Dead In America,’ through a Twitter post. He said it was a silly title he had written in a high school notebook. I told him it was a great title for a song, and he said I should go ahead and write it. So, I did.”
Down By The Ocean
What I See
I Don’t Want To Wake Up Dead In America
Smull is a graduate of the Musicians Institute, Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. and has been playing in bands and writing music for more than 30 years.
T H R E E
SONGWRITER and producer, ‘HENNING,’ out of Northampton, Massachusetts, has just released his, ‘The Dream Is To Dream’ album.
The musician also performs with, Gentle Hen, The Fawns, and Polaris.
“The album is a dreamy journey into life over the past few years,” he said.
“Disillusionment in the way the world works and with those around us leading to questions about what is important, what is worth keeping, how do we live? A celebration of the natural world, the consistency of the seasons, those moments, and people that we hold dear.
“This is wandering music; three instrumental dreams anchor the rest of the songs which float atop howling and sliding lap steel guitar. The songs are their own people, but the album is the family. Meet one at a time or dive into all of them at once. It’s not a movie, but it’s almost a movie. There’s an arc. A beginning and an end. We start off questioning where we are going, and we end up where we started. At home.”
Wow. OK. Confused?
Judge for yourselves:
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AND finally, out of the Colorama Records stable, ‘A Thousand Times Before,’ the latest offering from BLISS WILLIAMS gets its launch today:
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