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SpaceFest! 2016 – 2-3 December 2016

SpaceFest! 2016 Preview. Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) & Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh) to lead Pure Phase Ensemble 6

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SpaceFest! is gearing up for a new season. The sixth edition of this festival will take place on December 2-3. Gdansk will again become the intergalactic capital of Poland, presenting psychedelic music at its best with shoegaze, Krautrock and space-rock plus cosmic energy, intergalactic cats, forest goblins, psyched visuals, pagan disco and more.

Organized by Nasiono Records, this event is traditionally preceded by a week-long workshop for Pure Phase Ensemble, an ephemeral group created especially for the festival. While most festival events will take place at Zak Club, these musicians will rehearse at the Laznia 2 Centre for Contemporary Art in the city’s Nowy Port district, seeking inspiration amidst its post-industrial atmosphere.

anton-newcombeThis year, Pure Phase Ensemble will be fronted by a true legend: Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, espousing one rule – that there are no rules when making music. We can basically expect anything. Anton is teaming up with Emil Nikolaisen (producer, multi-instrumentalist and frontman of Serena Maneesh) for this project.

Anton Newcombe says, “It is my hope I can have a quick chat with everyone involved and get on the same page about how important silence can be. From there we can make everyone deaf… but I’m not interested in throwing everything at something then trying to remove everything in its own way. I would rather build wonderful beds of ideas, rythm, melody and work on Polish and English vocals when we can… I plan to switch between my keys and my guitars using one in open tunings if I can, and one standard… and get weirder… be heavy. and dreamy. but not pointless.”

Other PPE members are from the following Polish alternative bands: Polpo Motel (Olga Myslowska), Jesien (Maciej Karminski), Oslo Kill City (Jakub Zwirello), Judy’s Funeral (Marcin Lewandowski) and Aiodine (Kacper Graczyk). The collective will also involve Nasiono Records’ very own Karol Schwarz (7faz, KSAS), who has been responsible for its musical cohesion from the very outset. Their output will be presented live on December 3, and will be recorded and released on CD in 2017.

The makeup of Pure Phase Ensemble is constantly changing, guided by the artistic vision of a new leader each year. Through workshop improvisation, the musicians produce a set of unique songs, Past participants include Mark Gardener (Ride), Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Ray Dickaty (ex Spiritualized), Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo), Jaime Harding (Marion), Chris Olley (Six By Seven), and Hugo Race (The Bad Seeds, The True Spirit).

This year’s concert delights include performances by Camera (Germany), Be Forest (Italy), The Third Sound (Iceland-Germany), DIV i DED (Czech Republic), MDME SPKR (Britain), and Polish artists Rosa VertovWild BooksLonker See, and The Fruitcakes.

Be Forest, a trio from the Italian city of Pesaro and leading fixture in the modern shoegaze world, bring their hallmark sound to the festival. More shoegaze is on the menu from Czech shoegaze and dreampop outfit DIV I DED, building on the achievements of such groups as Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine.

German trio Camera, who experiment with sound, composition, form and expression, are justifiably compared with 70s Krautrock icons like Neu! and La

Camera - pic by Oscar Valentine

Camera – pic by Oscar Valentine

Düsseldorf, their music like a motor running at full throttle, where an explosion could occur any second.

The new psych scene is represented by The Third Sound, a band that has been dubbed “linchpins of the psychedelic underground”. Fronted by Icelandic singer Hakon Aðalsteinsson, formerly of Singapore Sling, this project was founded in Rome and has since relocated to Berlin.

London duo MDME SPKR transmit pure, raw energy on stage, while Lau Betti’s low, in-your-face voice emanates sincerity and freshness. Their sweaty, loud sound evokes L7’s grunge or the darkness of Black Sabbath. Polish band Wild Books also combine the raw sound of psychedelic punk with dreamy, fuzzy 1990s-style guitars, presenting material from their upcoming second album titled “2”.

The sound from Poland’s Lonker See oscillates around jazz, space rock and psych. It’s full of space, based on long forms, with ample room for improvisation. Through its annual competition for young bands, two other collectives will perform at SpaceFest! 2016 – Warsaw-based Rosa Vertov, an all-female band playing dirty, disturbing shoegaze, and The Fruitcakes, whose music is inspired by the late 60s San Francisco psych scene, the Canterbury scene, and the psychedelic aspects of the contemporary Australian scene.

SpaceFest! also presents DJ sets from UK-based DJ Ola’s Kool Kitchen and DJ Pomponette, who will deliver spaced out and psychedelic dance music sets, and Snowid – a mystical forest creature and the festival’s informal patron, presenting a wild mix of disco, psytrance, electro and dubstep.

SpaceFest! is organised by the Nasiono Association in cooperation with the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art and Zak Club. The festival is co-financed by the City of Gdansk. Tickets are available from Soundrive Tickets and Zak Club(Grunwaldzka 195/197, Gdansk)

Day tickets are PLN 35 (preorder) and PLN 45 (on the door) / Weekend tickets are PLN 65 (preorder only). For more information on this unique space expedition, visit www.spacefest.pl

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

2 December 2016 | doors 7 p.m.

Rosa Vertov (PL)

Be Forest (IT)

Wild Books (PL)

Camera (DE)

The Third Sound (IS/DE)

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Snowid DJ set (PL)

Ola’s Kool Kitchen DJ set (UK)

 

3 December 2016 | doors 7 p.m.

The Fruitcakes (PL)

Lonker See (PL)

DIV I DED (CZ)

MDME SPKR (UK/FR)

Pure Phase Ensemble ft. Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) & Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh) (US/PL/NOR)

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Snowid DJ Set (PL)

DJ Pomponette (UK/FR)

Ola’s Cool Kitchen DJ set (UK)

 

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The March Violets – Mortality

The March Violets – Mortality

tribe4mian - The March Violets (Photo by Unholy Racket)

Thirty-something years.  That’s a long time in the music industry. That’s a whole lot of experience, a whole lot of gigging, a whole lot of… everything. Formed and reformed… Straight to the top of the line. One cannot deny the impressionable contributions offered by The March Violets upon the scene. Nor can one be oblivious to the multitude of references made in homage to their memorable hits.

And they’re back on the road again, just finishing the Eastern Coast of the United States and making their way over to Texas for three gigs starting on Sunday, October 18. They’ll wrap up the final leg of the Mortality Tour with a stop in Oklahoma and finally, on Halloween, in Illinois.

While they have been busy touring the coastal states during this blustery month of October, they’ve also been filming various newsbits and exclusive high jinks and Purple nonsense. They’ll be making all this (and more) available to their Purple Pledgers at PledgeMusic. With over 71% of their goal raised in just a few days, there’s no doubt that their newest release will hit the market on target.

There are some truly amazing limited-quantity packages available, with a few nearing the sold-out mark. Your days are numbered if you wish to gobble up one of the 100 limited purple pressings of the vinyl edition or to grab one of Rosie‘s Goodie Bags.  You can Skype (or telephone chat) with Si, have a 90-minute guitar lesson with Tom Ashton or William Faith (of Faith and The Muse, who has joined them while on the Mortality Tour). The first set of exclusive MV badges have already sold out, with the second set nearing extinction.

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Click Here for The March Violets @ PledgeMusic

To view all of the purple packages, click HERE to be brought to The March Violets page at PledgeMusic. Where else could you possibly expect to find a collective offering of Rosie’s help as you embark on your literary path, Tom’s film scores neatly wrapped into one bundled and autographed CD, an autographed recently performed set list, or the chance to book The March Violets for your own private showing?  🙂

Once the Mortality Tour wraps up, they’ll begin the recording process in Chicago during the month of November.

Purple Pledgers will have a Virtual Access Pass to exclusive daily footage and the opportunity to participate in the entire tour and studio saga. When the Christmas season rolls around, there will be an Advent Calendar with interesting Violet goodies behind each door. The festivities will culminate with a Pledger’s Only download of the new March Violets’ album on Christmas Day.

“Physical ‘exclusives’, that will be shipped after Xmas, include a Double CD, a Vinyl LP and a double DVD with a full concert, a road movie, and footage from the entire life of the band, right back to the early Eighties. It’s a new way of touring that DOES come to your home town, social media at its rocking best. Support the Violets, Pledge Purple!” – The March Violets

Upcoming Tour Dates:

CLICK TO ENLARGE

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 – SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
KOROVA
107 E Martin St,
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 226-5070

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 – BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
B.A.M
1045 E. Washington St
Brownsville, TX
Phone:UNKNOWN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – AUSTIN, TEXAS
ELYSIUM
705 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 474-2285

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 – TULSA, OKLAHOMA 
DOWNTOWN LOUNGE
25 N Cheyenne Drive
Oklahoma, OK 74103
Phone: (918) 585-9353

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 (HALLOWEEN) – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
THE ABBEY
3420 W. Grace
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 478-4408

You can find more on The March Violets by clicking on any of the links below.  And don’t forget to always Play Loud, Play Purple!

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| The March Violets @ PledgeMusic – Mortality (2015) |
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“… and I will be the Queen of America … and you will be the Dandelion King …”

 
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Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

With one day to go before the start of Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2, everyone’s scurrying about to tie up loose ends and finalize the minutest of details.

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 (Banner)

The lineup and venues have now been posted, and are as follows (Running Order, Subject To Change):

VENUES

  • THE PRINCE OF WALES, KETTERING
    Dalkeith Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • EL ROCKO
    10 Ebeneezer Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • THE 3 COCKS
    48 Lower Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • THE YARDS
    Market Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]

THURSDAY – 15 OCTOBER

    • Ross and Matts Jam night with Featured artists
    • Adrenaline
    • Elliot Friskin
    • Ross Alexander II
    • State of Regression

FRIDAY – 16 OCTOBER

    • Krysthla 23.45 – 00.30
    • From Eden to Exile 23.00 – 23.30
    • Siderian 22.15 – 22.45
    • Divine Solace 21.30 – 22.00
    • The Exit Palace 20.45 – 21.15
    • Switchblade City 20.00 – 20.30
    • Special Guests – Deep Sleep 19.20 – 19.40
    • Abrahams 22.30 – 23.15
    • Kenneth J Nash 21.30 – 22.10
    • Dem Urban Foxes 20.30 – 21.15
    • Aiden Pryor 20.00 – 20.20
    • Mr Hat 23.15 – 00.00
    • Knock Off 22.30 – 2300
    • Steven Cooper 21.45 – 22.15
    • Mispelt 21.00 – 21.30
    • First Wave 20.15 – 20.45

SATURDAY – 17 OCTOBER

    • Carnival Electronique dj’s 17.00 – 22.00
      EVENT PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/892810000800218/

      • 8.45pm DJ Bubble (UK Hardcore Anthems) 8.45PM
      • 8.00pm DJ Intense (Drum & Bass) 8PM
      • 7.15pm Lusty (Hard House) 7.15PM
      • 6.30pm Stacey James (Tech Trance & Techno) 6.30PM
      • 5.45pm DJ Deadline (Electro) 5.30PM
      • 5.00pm Simon Vegas & The Kat (House)
    • The Replicats 16.00 – 17.00
    • Mustash 15.00 – 15.45
    • Kenneth J Nash 14.20 – 14.50
    • Stevie Jones 13.40 – 14.10
    • Dave Clemo and Friends 13.00 – 13.30
    • hazeyjane 12.00 – 12.45
    • Chris Duckett 11.00 – 11.45
    • Irene Rae 22.35 – 23.15
    • Charlotte Carpenter 21.40 – 22.25
    • Songbirds 21.00 – 21.30
    • Stormbringer Acoustic set 20.20 – 20.50
    • Run Your Tongue acoustic and poetry stage 17.00 – 20.30
      EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633388003581982/
      BACK ROOM:
    • Rob Reeves (songs) 5.10pm
    • Frankie O’Dowd (poems) 5.30pm
    • Daniel Wardop (songs) 5.50pm
    • Rob Reeves (poems) 6.15pm
    • Elliot Friskin (songs) 6.30pm
    • Kirsty Berry (poems) 7pm
    • Kate Williams (songs) 7.20pm
    • Chuck the Poet (poems) 7.45pm
    • 12 Story Fall (songs) 8pm
    • Stormbringer 23.45 – 00.30
    • Black Acid Souls 22.40 – 23.25
    • Easy Tiger 21.50 – 22.30
    • Bigfoot 21.05 – 21.35
    • Numb 20.20 – 20.50
    • Def Goldblum 19.35 – 20.05
    • Relics 18.50 – 19.20
    • Unitra 18.05 – 18.35
    • Fueled Hate 17.20 – 17.50
    • Alcoholics 22.45 – 23.30
    • Switchblade 22.00 – 22.30
    • No Honour 21.15 – 21.45
    • This Concept 20.30 – 21.00
    • Farriers 19.45 – 20.15
    • State of Regression 19.00 – 19.30

SUNDAY – 18 OCTOBER

    • Zeitgeist Zero 22.00 – 22.45
    • Devilish Presley 21.00 – 21.45
    • Thee Telepaths 20.10 – 20.40
    • Family of Noise 19.25 – 19.55
    • Luna Rosa 18.35 – 19.05
    • Redneck Jesus 17.45 – 18.15

00 Johnny's Happy Place EventThere will be FREE admittance to all venues for all four days of the festival and since this is a charity fundraising event, we kindly ask that you drop on over to Johnny’s Happy Place.

There’s still a bit of time left for the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 Crowdfunder to benefit Johnny’s Happy Place. Click HERE to donate to a most-worthy cause. Pledges will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

More details about JHP can be found HERE.

They are located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, and you can also visit them at their Facebook profile, HERE.

A special event will be held by Johnny’s Happy Place on Sunday, 18 October, from 11 AM – 2 PM.  They’ll be serving up bacon sarnies and a cuppa as thanks for taking part on their behalf.

Don’t forget to tune into The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas on Thursday, 15 October at 7 PM UK time where he’ll be running a special show highlighting some of the performers to the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2.

00 Blackout Radio with Mike PougounasWICKED SPINS RADIO [UK] – CLICK HERE
Every Thursday at 9 PM GR | 7 PM UK | 2 PM EST/USA
Replayed every Saturday at 8 AM UK GMT and Tuesday at 11 PM UK GMT

KOWS 107.3 FM [California, USA] – CLICK HERE
Every Saturday night at 10 PM Pacific Time

We hope you’ll have an awesome time, whether you attend or tune in.  There’s a whole lot of GREAT talent and plenty to quench your thirst.  We’ll end this post with a little clip to wet your appetite…!

Click HERE for Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Original Posting | 12 October 2015
Includes Bands, Bios, Links, Video Clips

 

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2

From the ashes of a fallen giant, the embers continue to flutter past in the autumn breeze.  What started as a salvation has turned into an annual event thanks to the tireless efforts of a handful of impassioned souls, a few small-town-but-giant-hearted Kettering venues, and a bunch of truly awesome artists.

This week marks the return of last year’s hugely successful CTRL ALT-FEST DELETE festival. (Click HERE for tribe4mian’s pre-festival wrap-up posting of August 10, 2014.)

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 (Banner)

Beginning on Thursday, October 15, and running through Sunday, October 18, this year’s event will once again be held in Kettering.  Thanks to the generosity of The Prince of Wales, El Rocko, The 3 Cocks, and The Yards, there will be free admission on all four days of the festival.

In lieu of entrance fees, it has been requested that people take a spin by the event organizers’ favorite charity, Johnny’s Happy Place.

Johnny's Happy PlaceCreated after the death of Johnny Mackay in October of 2014, JHP hopes to instill a sense of community and togetherness. JHP has opened a cafe, which runs on Saturdays from 10-4, where people can gather in a welcoming and imaginative space.

More details about JHP can be found HERE.  They are located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, and you can also visit them at their Facebook profile, HERE.

We do hope you’ll find it in your heart to make a donation to this wonderful cause.  In doing so, you will not only help to keep Johnny’s memory alive, but you will also be giving back to the people of Kettering and her surrounding visiting neighbors.

There’s still a few days left for the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 Crowdfunder to benefit Johnny’s Happy Place. Click HERE to donate to a most-worthy cause. A few GBP here, a few GBP there… it all adds up quickly! Pledges will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

“Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 is a festival held throughout Kettering to raise funds for a local organisation called Johnnys Happy Place. Johnny Mackay was a local man, who took his own life following a battle with mental health issues. His family have subsequently set up the organisation to raise funds and awareness of mental health conditions. The organisation is run solely by volunteers and family members. 

Through our festival, we are hoping to raise enough money to help the organisation, and maintain a centre that Johnny regularly used as a child, Keystone Youth Centre. Johnny’s Happy Place has a base located at Keystone, where people can eat and drink for free or donations, and where people with mental health issues can feel safe and welcome. This festival will be a FREE event to the public, there will be no admission fee to venues and all donations will go to Johnnys Happy Place. We hope to reach and help as many people as possible through our festival and any donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

PLEASE COME ALONG TO OUR FREE FESTIVAL, AND DONATE TO HELP FUNDRAISE FOR THIS AMAZING ORGANISATION….THANK YOU 🙂 ” – CAFD2


Tribe4mian is happy to announce that we will be working in conjunction with The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas to bring you highlights of some of the musical talents that will be gracing the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2. Tune in this Thursday, October 15, for the first airplay.

00 Blackout Radio with Mike Pougounas

The show goes on air through:

WICKED SPINS RADIO [UK] – CLICK HERE
Every Thursday at 9 PM GR | 7 PM UK | 2 PM EST/USA
Replayed every Saturday at 8 AM UK GMT and Tuesday at 11 PM UK GMT

KOWS 107.3 FM [California, USA] – CLICK HERE
Every Saturday night at 10 PM Pacific Time


And now, on to the Festival’s details…

Sunday night will be awesome in The Prince of Wales, Kettering, with Jacqui Vixen and Johnny Navarro as THE COBWEB ROCKING DEEPNIKS FROM DEEPSVILLE!… DEVILISH PRESLEY!  Everyone is thrilled that Sunday’s event has been added to their 2015 Farewell Tour. We’d also like to wish Ms. Jacqui a very Happy Birthday!  May all your dreams become reality!

To add even more excitement to the closing of the festival, the organizers are very excited to announce that their friends, Teresa Dead, Corin Zero, James Grave, Bex Noire, and Matt Macabre aka alt-wave rockers, ZEITGEIST ZERO, will be returning to Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2!

This promises to be a night with one hell of a show folks!!  And it’s just the tip of the iceberg!  Keep reading to find ALL the bands/artists in this year’s lineup!

DATE:  15 OCTOBER to 18 OCTOBER 2015

LOCATION:  KETTERING, UK


VENUES


  • THE PRINCE OF WALES, KETTERING
    Dalkeith Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • EL ROCKO
    10 Ebeneezer Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • THE 3 COCKS
    48 Lower Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • THE YARDS
    Market Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
  • 00 Johnny's Happy Place Event

00 Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 - The Yards

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Kettering

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION to Kettering


The Daily Telegraph, UK

The Daily Telegraph, UK


BANDS


AIDEN PRYOR

Aiden PryorAiden Pryor is a Rock Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter.

Currently making waves with The Aiden Pryor Band, he will be treating us to a short solo set before heading off to play at The 20th Annual British Rory Gallagher Tribute Concert!

Putting pure passion and feel into every single note Aiden Pryor creates an energy on stage like no other!

[ Facebook ]


BIGFOOT

10457772_1477024559206264_532328949657523195_nBigfoot are a 5 piece Hard Rock band based in Wigan, England.

Formed in spring of 2014 Bigfoot consists of members from various bands from the local scene combining powerful vocals, dual lead guitars and a heavy driving rhythm section. With influences stemming from many different genres from The Eagles to Pantera this is a band that can be appreciated and enjoyed by a wide range of music fans.

Since forming, Bigfoot have toured constantly around the UK and landed slots at the likes of Bloodstock Festival 2015 and Breakout Festival 2014.

[ Facebook ]


BLACK ACID SOULS

Black Acid SoulsBlack Acid Souls was formed by the force of METAL in August 2008. They unleashed themselves onto the public like a storm. Through extensive gigging and hard work they have tuned their performances to match their powerful tunes.

They’ve rocked with great bands such as Breed 77, Cancer Bats, Tesseract, Fony, Heavens Basement and SMT. Their track, “Life And Death” has been featured on BMX Legend Mark Webb’s Street Edit Video.

Their single release, “Precious Possession”, has been featured on Sky TV and was aired worldwide, including through the BBC and Kerrang.  Their debut self-released album was released on 14th September 2012, and is downloadable on all good sites. It was remastered by Pete Maher (Linkin Park, U2, etc.). Their New Album is currently being produced by Grammy Award Nominated legend Chris Tsangrides (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, etc.).

With appearances at O2 Live Fest 2011, Headlined Artic Fest 2012, Metal Gods Fest 2012 & 2013, Really Red Roar Fest, HAMMERFEST V, Rock & Bike Fest 2013, RMC Fest 2013 & Rock Diabetes 2013 in the bag it’s one band you really don’t want to miss. Be prepared to be slapped in the face with this totally uncompromised form of HARD ROCKIN’ METAL!

[ Official ] [ Facebook ] [ ReverbNation ] [ YouTube ]


CHARLOTTE CARPENTER

Charlotte CarpenterNorthamptonshire-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating readily towards an abrasive, and exciting blues inspired sound.

Receiving airplay from Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and strong support from indie and major publications such as For Folks Sake and The 405, Charlotte is steadily moving with a strong stride, refining her craft with every EP release.  Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns and George Ezra, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and demonstrate exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.

Charlotte’s next release, The Fault Line EP, will be released November 13th via her own label, Let It Go Records which follows a six date November UK Tour.

[ Facebook ] [ Twitter ] [ Instagram ] [ SoundCloud ] [ YouTube ] [ iTunes ]


DANIEL WARDROP

Daniel WardropDaniel is a singer/songwriter who also plays instrumental compositions, reaching out to broken and damaged souls of this world. He has a very unique guitar playing style and lyrics inspired from the demons he has faced in his life.

He has been building guitars for 8 years, which has helped him to have a much more intimate relationship with the instrument and has developed a very percussive and unique finger picking style. He has released an instrumental album, “a world without us”, an EP, “a perfect view” on iTunes, and is currently recording his first songwriting album, “Demons”, ready for 2016.

[ YouTube ]


DAVE CLEMO

Dave ClemoDave Clemo is a sixty something singer/songwriter based in the UK. He grew up in West Cornwall, moving to London in the early 1960s when his father was promoted to engine driver and transferred from Penzance to Old Oak Common depot. He grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of West London, with its many and varied musical and cultural influences. Back in the early 70s he was a member of West London based folk collective Captain Swing, playing local pubs and festivals, where he first learned to play the mandolin. After moving to Northampton he then formed Left Hand Drive, a twin guitar rock band, staying with them for a couple of years before forming a top40/club band called Conspiracy, which lasted for five years.

In the mid 80s he moved to Somerset with his young family and retired from performing for about six years. When he returned to music in the early 1990s he began writing songs and released half a dozen albums, playing all over the UK, in churches, pubs, clubs, festivals, theatres and even prisons. He also took up bass and played a number of tours, including a 30 date theatre tour playing Patsy Cline songs, and several tours with Australian singer/songwriter Nicki Gillis.

In between all that he had a year out while undergoing treatment for leukaemia. Happily he has now been in remission for five years. In his long career Dave has played pubs and clubs (including the world famous Marquee Club in London’s Wardour Street), theatres up and down the country from Aberdeen to Worthing and festivals the length and breadth of the UK. He’s played on park bandstands, in churches, on the back of lorries and recently began performing in house concerts (which he loves!). His music contains elements of country, folk, and gospel. Over the years his voice has mellowed to an expressive baritone that can convey a range of emotions. His songs are tuneful, lyrical and honest. He says “It’s taken me 40 years to sound like myself, so I’m not going to try and sound like anyone else now!”

[ Facebook ] [ YouTube ]


Def GoldblumDEF GOLDBLUM

Hailing from Nottingham, and fusing Hip Hop, Rock, Metal, Funk, and Jazz, the 3 Skinheads and 1 MC will undoubtedly get you Jumping Around!

[ Facebook ] [ Bandcamp ] [ YouTube ]


Dem Urban FoxesDEM URBAN FOXES

Dem Urban Foxes are a duo of foxy fellas playing foxy tunes!

if you’d like to know more about urban foxes, then click HERE

If you’d like to know more about Dem Urban Foxes, come see them play live!

[ Facebook ]

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DEVILISH PRESLEY

Devilish PresleyDevilish Presley was formed as a two-piece by Jacqui Vixen and Johnny Navarro in 2002 and they were soon adopted by the UK goth scene with the albums Rust Garden (2003) and Disgraceland (2004) – but they very quickly widened their appeal with the critically acclaimed album Memphisto (2005). In 2008 Johnny was chosen as back-up guitar player by Meteors frontman P.Paul Fenech and toured Europe with him. Later that same year Devilish Presley were the support act on a major UK tour with The Damned.

Having been away from the live scene for almost three years, Devilish Presley return with a new album ‘Electric Ballroom’ in 2015 which will be entirely financed by their fans (on the Crowdfunder site).

Once dubbed ‘the hardest working band in Britain’, the band’s days of relentless touring are over and their live appearances are now rare.

Devilish Presley Are:
Jacqui Vixen: Vocals
Johnny Navarro: Guitar

[ Official ] [ Facebook – Farewell Tour 2015 ] [ Facebook ] [ Official Merchandise ]


DIVINE SOLACE

Divine SolaceDivine Solace is a 4 piece progressive metal band from around Northamptonshire, UK, founded by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Ben Hughes in 2008. Joel Anderson was the first to join, initially on keyboard before transitioning to guitar in 2013. After recruiting Dan Merrey (bass) and Jake Patrick (drums) in early 2010, the band was finally solid, and they started rehearsing their material heavily.

As of late 2015, the band are currently working on releasing their first album (with Ben handling all the recording/mixing duties at his home studio) all the while playing shows to keep themselves in shape and in the public eye.

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Easy TigerEASY TIGER

Easy Tiger boasts an impressive line-up, including current and ex-members of Doozer, Blacklight Pioneer, Pandora’s Box and the one and only Raging Speedhorn!

They promise to deliver with their set of Hard Rock Covers, so make sure you don’t miss these guys at Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 on Saturday 17th October!

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ELLIOT FRISKIN

Elliot FriskinA singer/songwriter and local boy, Elliot spent the last four years playing live venues up and down the country. Running a host of successful live music nights in Leicester and playing the festival circuit, he drew inspiration from heroes and mentors Peter Doherty and Carl Barat for better and for worse.  He was also inspired by The Smiths, Joy Division, Bowie and the rest of the usual suspects.

After huge success from his first EP, Elliot is currently writing and recording his debut album, with a release date planned for next year.  With songs peppered with popular culture, self discovery, and a particular local gentlemen’s club, Friskin is taking a break from writing and recording to make a rare live appearance at CTRL ALT-FEST DELETE2!

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Family of NoiseFAMILY OF NOISE

Family of Noise, purveyors of post punk/alternative rock instrumental noise nuggets and advocators of 3 being the magic number.

Recently impressed by The Cureheads as their support at The Zombie Hut, Corby, Northants. So much so that the lead singer described them as ‘Gothic Shadows’, and asked them to support them on future dates.

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FROM EDEN TO EXILE

From Eden to ExileFrom Eden To Exile are a new upcoming band hailing from the Midlands, looking to write intense music with freedom, without “genre” boundaries and ultimately music that sounds good!

With all members having such a wide range of influences and ideas F.E.T.E has a unique sound that is a breath of fresh air to “Metal” music.

Releasing their first single, “Pure Love” just to get the ball rolling and for you all to enjoy. They are a band with no limits when it comes to the music and sounds, or where they look to go in the future.

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FUELED HATE

Fueled HateA unique metal sound, made to blow heads back.

A five piece Hardcore Metal Band from Corby. Our members have all come from different musical backgrounds, fusing together influences from rock, metal, rap and more in order to create a unique and innovative (and not to mention heavy) sound that we are bringing to Northamptonshire and beyond.

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HAZEYJANE

hazeyjane“Intimate, acoustic sounds. Blending his signature, chilled-out originals with a wash of disarming takes on carefully chosen covers and a nod to singer-songwriter Nick Drake, Kettering-based hazeyjane plays laid-back, late-night mood music that won’t blow your socks off but might rock your world. Quietly.”

hazeyjane is Chris Brown.

Originally from the North East of England, he has played guitar since age 13, honing his technique over the years. After moving to the Midlands a while back, he started to write songs. Painfully slowly. Recently, however, after a change in circumstances, inspiration has mysteriously struck and his writing has become more prolific. Over the past year, hazeyjane has played feature sets for Wildfire Sessions, Kenneth J Nash, Ironside Music, Ni Ni Sessions and other promoters, as well as playing at local pubs, restaurants, open mics, festivals and other regular solo gigs in Northants, Leics, Cambs and further afield.

Both his vocal style and lightness of touch with his Taylor acoustic guitar have been acclaimed by many as distinctive and outstanding and particularly suited to quieter, more intimate surroundings.

His songs have had radio play on MKFM, PeterboroughFM, Tyneside Radio, Corby Radio and others. In the past year, he has made two live radio appearances on Stevie Rigsby’s Live And Local show on Corby Radio, and on Peterborough FM’s CityBuzz show.

Appearances at the White Ark/Deeds Not Words charity concert in Corby in 2014 and 2015 were accompanied by his songs ‘Happiness’ and ‘I Have No Name’ on the event CDs, produced by Mark Brennan.

hazeyjane is the name of two beautiful songs by Nick Drake.

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KENNETH J NASH

Kenneth J NashKenneth J Nash is a veteran of the music scene, years spent on the road as a musician and DJ has taken its toll on his personal life, and provided the impetus and material for his songs.

He draws on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed, Hardin & Cave) to write songs that capture the darker moments of his past. Love, addiction and regret feature heavily in his material as he narrates his personal journey through the human condition. “I find the whole experience very cathartic, to encapsulate pain into dark beautiful music”.

Over the last few years he has written and released four LP’s under his own name, (In the company of ghosts, Under a gypsy moon, We all belong & The brewer & the dealer) which feature some very talented musicians. He has played at Festivals, Folk clubs & Acoustic showcases throughout the UK and has been featured on radio, in press and on podcasts worldwide. His songs have been used on several compilation LP’s including Independent Music News who picked him as one their ‘artists to watch’ for both 2012 and 2013.

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KNOCK OFF

Knock OffFormed in sept 2013, KNOCK OFF are a hard hitting punk trio, taking influences from the early 80’s U.K punk scene.  Thirty years on and the country’s still a mess. KNOCK OFF’s sound is fueled by anger and disillusionment at a country going down the pan and life in general.

A raw and powerful sound mixed with anger, energy and passion, with stick in your head choruses, KNOCK OFF will leave their mark. It’s not all doom and gloom though, with the odd sprinkling of humour in the set, such as a heart-warming love song imaginatively called….Love Song and a song about fantasising over
sex dolls.

A KNOCK OFF gig can be described as an onslaught of hard and fast songs, a wall of noise designed to make an impact. With supports with Sham 69, The Business and The U.K.Subs already under their belts and a slot at Rebellion 2015, KNOCK OFF are aiming high. Jump on the bandwagon, before someone nicks the wheels…

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KRYSTHIA

KrysthlaKrysthla was forged into being during 2012 and proudly boasts four of the original members (Neil Hudson, Noel Davis, Carl Davis, and Wayne Minney) of UK metal legends Gutworm (SPV/Steamhammer and Anticulture Records 1998-2010) joined by Adi Mayes, influential former frontman of metal heavyweights Deadeye (2000-2009). After spending over two years writing and perfecting a new sound and crafting tracks worthy of taking on the metal world once again, Krysthla are already stamping their mark on the UK metal scene.

With years of experience both live (multiple tours and major festival appearances across Europe and the USA) and recording (Label releases with distribution through Plastic Head and music videos on MTV, Scuzz and Kerrang!) under their collective belts, they have the expertise and talent to lay down truly crushing performances

“An instant, unpleasant wake-up call that leaves you dazed and disorientated for ages afterwards” (9/10 live review Metal Hammer).

Krysthla released their debut full length album, “A War Of Souls And Desires” on 25th September 2015 via Initiate Audio and Media / Plastic Head (PHD) Ltd, which has already received rabid critical acclaim from the metal press. The album has been available for pre-order through Amazon and has consistently occupied a top 20 place in the Amazon hot new metal releases chart, based on its presales performance.

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MR HAT

Mr HatMR HAT… Play classic show tunes, old favorites and a few surprises, but at a million miles an hour (or as fast as the drummer’ll let em). It’s like an all-star band but without any all-stars 😉

Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 will be their highly anticipated first Kettering appearance!

The Mr Hats are
Rum Weasley – bass monster
Ash Hefty Hat – funny shape guitar
Jason Hat – the missing link between man and beast? Drum thumper
The Mrshat is Becky who brings an air of sophistication to the band…

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MusTasHMUSTASH

“Beer drinkin’ Country…

…not the other kind…”

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NUMB

NUMBFollowing on from a brief stand in session stint with rock heavyweight Stormbringer in 2014, guitarist Darren Caven-Quantrill is back with the soaring vocals of Lee Rayner, long time musical collaborator Byron (ex The Calling) and Damo Falkowski (former drummer of local metal heroes Deadeye).

Within 12 months, the unique sound and style of Numb has been forged and the Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 show will be a sneak preview of the band’s eagerly awaited debut album due for release in 2016.

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RELICS

Relics (cover)RELICS are a punk / hardcore band from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Since forming in late 2013 they have gone from strength to strength; self-releasing their debut EP “Beast Market” and playing up and down the country with the likes of Cancer Bats, Discharge, Agnostic Front, Baby Godzilla, Krokodil, Bastions and…err…MC Devvo. Amongst others.

Musically they’re a Frankenstein’s Monster of old and new; mixing the timeless bellow of Motorhead and Killing Joke with the modern snarl of Every Time I Die and Cancer Bats. Throw in a raucous live show and a complete unwillingness to take themselves too seriously, and you’ve got a Relics party. Where’s the beer?

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Run Your TongueRUN YOUR TONGUE

Kettering’s ONLY spoken word night. For all poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, MC’s… or for those who just have something to say. Open mic slots available. What’re you saying?

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SIDERIAN

SiderianNorthamptonshire metal band formed in March 2015 featuring ex-members of Wolves Hunting the Wicked, Black Ink Sun, Fueled Hate and Dead Girl in the Water. Taking their cues from old style metalcore and featuring actual songs, the band swiftly put together a seven-song set to commence their assault on venues throughout the county and beyond.

Their debut EP “Cancel Your Future” was released in September 2015.

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STORMBRINGER

StormbringerStormbringer first came together in the summer of 2011 after a couple of Sunday afternoon beers between Dom and Ash. Both had just come away from their longterm projects, Deadeye and Nekkrosis respectively, and were looking to embark on a new journey. Dom was also a member of the critically acclaimed Viking Skull, who were between tours at this point so it seemed like the perfect time to start on something new. Dom then made the decision to contact Jon Quantrill, a lifelong friend and fellow musician (well, a drummer) to see if he would be interested in becoming involved in the new project. After a bit of thought Jon joined the band, followed by Darren McCullagh after hours of trawling the internet for a suitable and competent bass player.

Now the band had its musical core and powerhouse, the guys locked themselves away in a rehearsal room and started to jam out the first drafts of what were to become truly great songs.

At first, it was all about the music. The four members very quickly had a full albums worth of material and inspiration was at a high so they booked some studio time. There was now just one place left to fill – they needed a singer.

After about a year and with the music for the album already recorded, Stormbringer added the finishing touch to their line-up. Mike Stockley joined the band in the winter of 2012 after a mutual friend said “you have got to check this guy out”, and laid down the vocal for their debut album ‘MMXIII’. Mike was exactly what the band were looking for, a classic rock voice with a contemporary edge and a lyrical ability that was perfect for the sound the band had created.

With the full line-up in place it was time to go out and cut their teeth on the road. Traveling to all four corners of the country the band received rave reviews and played to rocking crowds. With the bands reputation growing stronger with every gig and the crowds getting bigger all the time, it became clear that Stormbringer was living up to its name.

After successful years of gigging, including shows at Download Festival and the main stage at Bloodstock, Mike sadly had other commitments and had to part ways with the band. Stormbringer faced yet another challenge, having another full album recorded, they needed to find someone who had the ability and talent to step up to the mark for the next stage in the Stormbringer journey.

After auditioning relentlessly they found Jimi Brown – formerly of Burn City Burn, and it was clear, even after the first audition, that this was the guy for the job. Jimi has proved himself as both a natural talent, a stand-out stage performer, and a stunning recording artist which was made evident with his performance on Stormbringer’s second release ‘Blood and Rust’, due out in late 2015.

The band live by their mission statement – “To rock as hard as we can, wherever we can and have a good time doing it”.

A must-see live show, which will absolutely not disappoint.

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SWITCHBLADE

Switchblade3 piece 21st Century Neo-Rockabilly.

With the former drummer form the Metoers heading the line-up, Switchblade’s raw enthusiasm will guarantee to get you a rockin’ and a rollin’!
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Switchblade CitySWITCHBLADE CITY

No messing, balls to the wall Rock’n’Roll from Kettering.

Riffs on riffs.

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THE ABRAHAMS

The AbrahamsThe Abrahams are everyone’s favourite five piece progressive folk rock skiffle beat combo. Local heroes in their own homes, they have a clear distinction for ale quaffing and general titillation of the finest degree! They have an indistinguishable style and never fail to amuse, albeit sometimes in a half hearted and inebriated manner!

If you’re easily led astray, then this is definitely the band for you!
And they also play some mighty fine music from time to time.

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The Exit PalaceTHE EXIT PALACE

Vocals- Marc Collins
Guitar- Scott Latta
Bass- Peter Stewart
Drums- Ben Twigger

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THE MISPELT

The MispeltFormed in 1998 as a 3 piece motorhead-esque punk rock and roll band, they reinvented themselves in 2008 as a 4 piece with a female vocalist and are now back as a 3 piece band. Loud, fast and curiously eclectic, The Mispelt combine throwaway snot-nosed bubble-gum power punk infused with flavours of metal and ska, knitted together with dark and sinister lyrical undertones. What other band can have the audience merrily singing along to tales of attempted suicide, random street violence and self harm?

The Mispelt have taken their blistering live performance around the length and breadth of the UK with outings to Europe and the USA. The band have played legendary venues such as 100 club, CBGBs and Scum and with equally legendary bands such as UK Subs, Stiff Little Fingers, Vice Squad, 999, Subhumans and Defenestration. The Mispelt have recorded 8 critically acclaimed cds, featured in countless zines, compilation cds, radio airplay (including Radio 1) webcasts and most recently we appear on the soundtrack to an award winning independent film.

The Mispelt have in every sense, been there, done that and bought the other bands t-shirts.

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THE REPLICATS

The ReplicatsAfter three years of intensive gigging around the UK, Corby’s very own Replicats finally cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting party bands on the circuit. Working solely through word of mouth, they played countless private parties and pub shows, relying on their high energy performances and choice song selection to win over new fans and secure more bookings.

Eventually the band’s reputation earned them the opportunity to play to larger crowds at many local and national festivals; including headline slots on the main stage at Weldonfest 2014 and the ‘IcOn Stage’ at Glastonbudget 2013; the UK’s largest tribute act festival. Having created quite a buzz and being more in demand than ever, they decided to take the next logical step – split up and sell their gear. Now 6 months on, with the prospect of free beer ringing in their ears, the boys are back for one night (afternoon) only. That’s providing they can borrow some gear.

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THEE TELEPATHS

Thee Telepaths (Sleeve)Thee Telepaths are a psych-driven fuzz & beat four-piece from Kettering with a big sound that owes a clear debt to the metallic proto-punk rock of The Stooges & The MC5, the 80s drone-fuzz of Loop & Spacemen 3, the wonky electronics of The Silver Apples & Suicide and the warped heavy psychedelia of Black Sabbath.

Since their first gig in May 2014 they’ve been kicking out the jams at venues around the Midlands, and have self-released one EP that’s now into several hundred copies up and down the land. In recent months they’ve played a number of festivals and on some excellent bills, sharing stages with Manchester krautrock collective Gnod, Rugby’s psychedelic back-porch blues men The Anteloids, electronic post-rockers Kontakte and ’80s indie legend The Jazz Butcher. Over the next couple they’ll be playing with UK psych-scene luminaries The Telescopes, One Unique Signal and The Underground Youth.

They have their first London gig in September 2015 and their second EP is due for release on Mighty Fuzz on vinyl, CD and digital at the beginning of December. The 4-track debut EP is available for free download for a limited time HERE.

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UNITRA

UnitraUnitra are an old school thrash metal band originating from Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Do you like pop? Techno? R&B? Well you ain’t going to like Unitra… We are the prodigies of metal, we are to music what Ron Jeremy was to the porn industry. We are a time machine fueled by rage, sex and alcohol. We’ll take you back to the times when Pamela’s boobs weren’t fake and David Hasselhoff was handsome and didn’t sing. Back to SEGA games and Ninja Turtles. Your ears will melt and so will your eyes.

WE ARE UNITRA, WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU, SO LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS TONIGHT.

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ZEITGEIST ZERO

Zeitgeist ZeroSince their inception in 2003 in Leeds England, their three albums releases have met with international critical acclaim, enabling the band to build up a loyal worldwide following. Their recorded output is impressively assured, genre-stretching and playful, but it’s in the live arena where the band really explode into vibrant existence. Because they don’t do gigs. Most definitely not. They put on a show.

Zeitgeist Zero perfectly manage to inhabit their own carefully constructed and intriguingly strange world. Their unique sound, darkly glamorous style and originality have received extensive favourable press coverage enabling the band to play several key festivals, including Whitby Gothic Weekend and the massive Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. As independent artists the band has toured both the UK and Europe. They have also recently supported Toyah as well as performing as main support for The Cruxshadows on a tour of Germany.

Zeitgeist Zero have just released their new album Ghosts of Victory funded via an IndieGoGo campaign which raised over £4K in pre-orders from their die hard fans the Geist Army. The album was mixed by the legendary Steve Whitfield (The Mission, Terrorvision) and mastered by John Dent (Goldfrapp, PJ Harvey, Music Producers Guild Mastering Engineer of the Year 2015) and is available on CD and gatefold vinyl.

Members:
Teresa Dead – lead vocals and lyrics.
Corin Zero – guitars, synths, programming, backing vocals.
James Grave – synths & backing vocals.
Bex Noire – bass, double bass, bowed bass, backing vocals.
Matt Macabre – drums and percussion.

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Before I end this posting, there is one more photo that I’d like to share with you.  As many of you already know, we suddenly lost our good friend, Jez Keefe, on July 28, 2015. Jez was an amazing photographer and worked with some of the hottest bands around the UK.  He also was a contributor to tribe4mian along with his pogoing partner in crime, Dave.  It’s only fitting that I honor our friend by posting one of his Devilish Presley photos.

00 Jez Keefe & Dave at Devilish Presley

That’s Dave midair, with Jez behind the camera.

We’ll miss you forever, Jez.  Thank you for brightening up so many of our posts with your photos.

You can check out more of Jez’s work, HERE, at JEZ KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY.

00 Jez Keefe with Devilish Presley00 Dave with Devilish Presley

Hoist the Sails! ❤


Many thanks to Lorna for working so closely with me to get this out to you. 🙂


“I want to live in a world where everyone can be themselves, truly and happily”

                                                                                                                 – Johnny Mackay 

 

Pure Phase Ensemble 4 feat. Mark Gardener – Live at SpaceFest!

This weekend is a very big weekend for Poland residents, as British shoegaze legends RIDE play the country’s major OFFfest at midnight on Saturday, preceeded by Polish band Wilga at 4pm Friday. Both bands are part Pure Phase Ensemble 4, a very exciting project involving Mark Gardener of RIDE, Ray Dickaty (ex Spiritualized) and a handpicked group of musicians from Poland’s top indie groups.

Saturday August 8 is the official RELEASE for their LP Live at Spacefest!, which is the result of intensive week-long collaboration between these artists surrounding SpaceFest. Mark Gardener will be joining his fellow bandmates for the release event at the Nasiano Records booth at OFFfest.  Pure Phase Ensemble has previously featured Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Chris Olley (Six By Seven), Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo), and Jaime Harding (Marion).

Pure Phase Ensemble is an international music collective, created especially for the SpaceFest festival in Gdansk, which takes place annually in December and is organised by the Nasiono Association. The city of Gdansk plays host to this blossoming music festival each year in the first week of December, at which time numerous select musicians from Poland and abroad gather to take part in a special workshop series. They collectively compose a concert’s worth of music, which they then present live to the festival-goers. Each year, this unique performance is recorded live and subsequently released as an LP.
The programme for each workshop is jointly curated by Ray Dickaty, a British saxophonist improviser and former member of Spiritualized(1997-2002), and Karol Schwarz (KSAS), who also manages Nasiono Records. Along with these two key figures, every festival involves a new musical director – a legendary, internationally recognised musician, who is invited to co-curate the workshop.

pureDuring the latest SpaceFest, Mark Gardener, the frontman of celebrated shoegaze pioneers RIDE who also recently released an LP with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), occupied this seat of honour.  Past participants include Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Chris Olley (Six By Seven), Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo), and Jaime Harding (Marion).

“For me, this it interesting – it’s perfect because it reminds me in some ways of how some of the early Ride songs came together… I didn’t come in with a script, nor does Ray. There is no pre-work on this. It was just completely spontaneous,” explains Mark Gardener. “Sometimes music like that is good before things get thought about too much and worked on too much. That can kill the energy sometimes. Of course some things have got to be worked and developed, but in this scenario, with such little time and to get an interesting set together, I think it’s been good to keep it fresh and not over-worked.”

“The way we’ve arranged the music – for me, it starts off in a certain mood and goes through a tremendous amount of emotions and then returns to the familiar mood we started with at the beginning. It’s a perfect circle of music,” says Ray Dickaty.
Pure Phase Ensemble 4 ‘Live at SpaceFest!’ is currently available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify and the CD is also available on the Nasiono Records website. Demonstrating the international scope of this project, Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma have also created an exclusive radio edit for one of the album’s lead tracks Happy Dancing Woman.
TRACKLIST 
1. Intro                                      04:10
2. Morning Rise*                        08:03
3. Notatki**                               15:47
4. Zostan na noc***                    09:12
5. Peter Song*                           05:41
6. Doing My Head In***               03:32
7. Happy Dancing Woman***       08:37

TOTAL TIME:  55:01 minutes

All songs composed by Pure Phase Ensemble 4
Lyrics:  *Mark Gardener  **Karol Schwarz  ***Michal Pydo

Mark Gardener (Musical Director, Ride) – voice, guitar
Ray Dickaty (Musical Director) – saxophone, flute, korg monotribe
Jacek Rezner (Wilga) – drums
Kamil Hordyniec (Wilga) – bass
Michal Pydo (Hatifnats) – voice, guitar
Michal ‘Kostek’ Stolc (Cisza nocna) – synths, backing vocals
Karol Schwarz (KSAS) – guitar, voice, Korg monotribe, phase

Recorded by Tomek Wojakowski at Klub Zak, Gdansk

Mix, production, mastering: Karol Schwarz
Project supervision: Anna Szynwelska
Photos: Pawel Jozwiak
Artwork: Krzysztof Wronski

 
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Alice’s Wicked Tea Party

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We recently had a sit-down with Shaun Histed-Todd of Wicked Spins Radio and had a question and answer chat regarding the upcoming Alice’s Wicked Tea Party Festival, being held this coming Friday, the 29th of May, and Saturday, the 30th of May.  More than a year in the making, this first-year festival has brought together quite the ensemble of talent to entertain and interact with those in attendance.

Having faced a couple of last-minute challenges, the festival organizers jumped over hurdles that may have seemed impossible and have pulled together what looks to be an invigorating and fun-filled weekend of diversified entertainment.

We’ll be bringing you a follow-up on the festival after the event, and we do hope you’ll make an effort to attend.  In the meantime, here’s a bit of our chat…

Q. How did you come up with the idea of putting together this festival? Isn’t it a risk after seeing other festivals collapse?

It’s always been an ambition to set up a festival and with doing Klub Wicked nights in London, that ambition started to get stronger. Last year a longtime friend, Hawkeye, invited me down to his Wonky Donk festival that he’s been running for the past 5 years and suggested about teaming up to do one together, I just had to grasp the opportunity. It’s a passion of music and love of live music.

I’ve always liked the idea of mixing genres, when I started going to gigs as a teen you could go to an all day event and it was mixed you could see Punk/Goth/Psychobilly or any other subgenre that was underground all on one bill. Today it feels very dedicated to one scene and I want to try and bring that heady mix back.

It is a risky business and Hawkeye and I have talked about this which is another reason not to be dedicated to one scene as there’s too much competition. But we are realistic and the risks.

Q. I know it is very difficult to organize and put together a festival but how did you pick the artists? Is it because of your personal tastes? Which artists are taking part?

Well there were bands there from the start, friends I’ve made through Wicked Spins Radio who through chat said that if we ever did put a festival on they would be up to support. But this is a grass root festival with no budget, what money there was has been put down for setup costs. So we’ve not been in a position to guarantee booking fees or make promises and it was a case if bands want to get behind and support this experiment and that is what it is then as we are putting a few thousand down would they be willing to share some of the risk. It’s daunting and I felt it was expecting a lot from artists. But with thanks to all who have got on board I don’t think I could have dreamed the fantastic acts that have got behind and are supporting this wonderful adventure. The Interest from so many notable bands was immense some said they couldn’t do it regarding the terms which was totally understandable and duly respected, others got on board and I still look at the line up and think wow I’m honored to have such strong support.

As for personal tastes I have a wide field in musical tastes so yes it is personal but I’ve also picked bands I know or have a reputation of putting on an entertaining live performance, something vibrant and energetic.

Artists taking part… Well, the full line up is up on Wicked Spins Radio Website, but we have 20 bands in all.  Doghouse from Sicknote headlines on the Friday, a natural and highly talented performer and entertainer. Headlining on the Saturday we have Poisoned Electik Head, who I’m so looking forward to seeing again as it’s been many years and I’ve always loved their music and live shows. Psychedelic Post Punk Rock with wacky stage outfits, this is a band from another planet… seriously.

Q. For some it will be a special event: Nigel of Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly is coming all the way from the States for this, Jason Doghouse will perform now that Sicknote no longer exists, Reza Udhin of The Killing Joke is coming with Inertia and so many others… What do you believe that festivals like Alice’s Wicked Tea Party represent for an artist?

I feel it represents an opportunity for bands to perform to an audience they probably wouldn’t get to play to if it were an event dedicated to their normal scene but it also gives all a chance to be part of something new and exciting – their support and backing behind this is tremendous and I can’t thank them enough… it’s very humbling.

Q. Where is the festival taking place and how can people get there? Do you have any driving/transit information available to make their journey a little easier?

It’s being held at The Cross Keys Inn – Holt Heath –Wimborne – Dorset . There is public transport from Ringwood and Wimborne itself and also from Pool.

Q. When all is said and done and Alice’s Wicked Tea Party 2015 comes to a close, what is the one thing you think will make you the happiest?

That everyone has had a fantastic weekend.  That the bands have had a fantastic time. Also that we can say we done it – we got there despite the bumps and setbacks we’ve experienced and it has been a rollercoaster of emotions, believe me! We persisted – the ship didn’t sink when it sprang a few leaks.  We worked hard to patch and repair those leaks and the ship continued to sail on. We found land and put on the best party that goes beyond our expectations for a first year.

Q. Advance tickets are £40 and at the door will be £50. What will these prices include?

Aside from all the bands we have Alice in Wasteland Theatre Group who will be doing some performance and walkabout performance – stalls – Licensed Bar and Catering – Free Camping all set in a beautiful part of the English countryside. Also, as this is an intimate festival with only limited amount of 500 tickets, it offers a friendly atmosphere and a building of a tribal community of music lovers across genres.

I’ve just allocated a limited number of Day Tickets £15 advance for Friday, £20 on the Gate – and for Saturday £25 advance and £30 on the gate.

Q. In case of rain, do you have a plan in place?

We have a Marque tent stage that holds up to 300 people. I believe also there is the Pub itself that owns the land and camping fields which will offer protection from the elements. But the weather forecast is looking very favorable for us with sun forecast all over the weekend.

Q. Any last words or thoughts you’d like to get out there to anyone planning on attending?

Don’t be late!  Get your tickets in before the gate to avoid disappointment.  Get on down and have a wonderful weekend with truly fantastic bands and settings.

From Tribe4mian: Good luck with it Shaun and have fun with the show!!!

For more detailed information, please visit the following links:
Wicked Spins Radio | Facebook Event Page | Advance Tickets

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Concerts / Performances

 

Fields of the Nephilim 1984-2014!

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by Fondas SumerSon

It’s has been 30 years since they came to life… So this was the right time to celebrate… 30 years in dust and shadows!

The 2 anniversary gigs in London’s Sheperd’s Bush Empire, was definitely an event not to be missed by Reanimators Greek Nephs. Tickets were booked since the very first moment of the official confirmation of the this memorable event!

It’s well known that Carl has strong friendship bonds with Vile Vallo, so the selection of HIM as special guests, didn’t seem strange at all. After all, Ville was the one that invited Fields of the Nephilim at Tuska fest in Finland a few years ago, so Carl had to return the favor.

There was a bit of resentment for this choice from hardcore Neph fans, but this was no reason to miss such a glorious event. So, here we go…

Day I: December 5th

Having read what Rob Ferguson wrote, we decided to be outside the venue early, since a lot of people would gather. Both days were sold out. Around 19:00 Dolomite Minor started and played a half an hour set. I can’t say that i was impressed. Their sound was some kind of alternative rock with a doomy touch or something. Not my thing at all, but they achieved to warm up a little bit the audience, at least their friends

After a half an hour break, HIM were on stage for about an hour. There were a lot of people who came at Sheperd’s Bush just for them and this thing proved that the selection of HIM as special guests was a wise move. They played a best of show, including hits from all of their releases. People seemed to enjoy and participate at their show by screaming, clapping & singing along with Valo. Their sound was good and Ville in pretty good shape in terms of vocals. Maybe he wasn’t so active on stage as he usually is, but he seemed to enjoyed the gig. If you ask me, they were good in what they did, but I don’t think that they were the best opening act for these anniversary gigs. Especially since there are so many great UK or international goth bands around, that would love to support the goth giants.

Their setlist:

The Sacrament
Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly
Right Here in My Arms
The Kiss of Dawn
Buried Alive By Love
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
Gone With the Sin
Soul on Fire
Poison Girl
The Funeral of Hearts
Razorblade Kiss
When Love and Death Embrace

Exactlly at 21:30, the intro of “Harmonica Man” filled up the speakers and Fields of the Nephilim conquered the stage!
Endemoniada” was the opening track and the mosh pit was on fire! Next up “Preacher Man” and the whole arena of Sheperd’s Bush was moving around like hell. It was one more typical Neph gig with a lot of tower building (The Greek Legion was part of it of course) and full of energy.

The band was giving one of its best live performances. I have seen them around 20 times so far and I can assure you that Carl was at his best. The rest of the band too. Tony was adding his personal touch in every tune with his “huge” bass lines, while the guitarists performed flawlessly. Around the middle of the gig came the big surprise for all of us. There were rumours that they would play some brand new stuff at these gigs, but we didn’t have much hope about it. So somewhere in the middle they started to play a non familiar song. It was time for the official live premier of a brand new tune since 2005! The instrumental/intro “Earthbound” was absolutely out of this world. The track had a pure, mystical “Elizium” touch, with Tony’s great playing that has become a trademark of the Neph sound. If I had to compare it to a known track, I’d say ‘sumerland’. In one word, DIVINE! A few seconds break to catch our breath and ANOTHER new song followed: “Prochecy” (as we fans call it) sounded (album-wise) somewhere between “Zoon” & “Mourning Sun“, while on the same time it reminded of classic tunes like “Βlue Water” or “Chord of Souls”. Powerful track, with melodic guitar breaks and aggressive vocals by Carl. As you might have guessed it caused frenzy to the fans. This song is a live killer, perfect for the typical Nephilim moshing. BUUUUURN! In other words, the Nephilim ARE BACK for good. Prepare for a killer album, worthy of their legacy.

After some more classics like “Moonchild“, “Last Exit for the Lost” & “Psychonaut“, Carl thanked the audience and after some beers and pics with good old friends, we left the venue impressed & impatient for next day’s show. You can never have enough of the Nephilim, can you? Especially if they play new songs, after ten years…

Their setlist:
Intro (The Harmonica Man)
Endemoniada
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
For Her Light
At the Gates of Silent Memory
Zoon III (Wake World)
Dawnrazor
Earthbound (instrumental) [new unreleased song played live for the first time]
Prophecy [new unreleased song played live for the first time]
Moonchild
Last Exit for the Lost
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Psychonaut
Day II: December 6th

The time had come for round II. This time we changed our schedule a bit. Since we were all day out for sightseeing, we decided to get to the venue around 20:00 o’clock. We arrived exactly the time that HIM were on stage. They made their fans happy once again and maybe warmed up (a little bit) some Nephilim fans that were watching their show from distance. They played exactly the same setlist .They were ok once again… nothing more… nothing less…

Their setlist:
The Sacrament
Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly
Right Here in My Arms
The Kiss of Dawn
Buried Alive By Love
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
Gone With the Sin
Soul on Fire
Poison Girl
The Funeral of Hearts
Razorblade Kiss
When Love and Death Embrace

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After a small break it was time for some “flour power” once again! Lights turned off and “Shroud” was the opening track this time. Carl came on stage with opened arms and “Straight to the Light” made us move again! Panic all around. The Nephs changed the setlist from their last night show, including “Shroud/Straight to the Light”, “The Watchman”, and “Mourning Sun” and dropped “Endemoniada” and “Love Under Will“. This time they played a little bit longer, including again the new song and the instrumental intro in their set. Needless to say the audience went crazy once again. This time I tried to listen to the songs more carefully, stepping away from the pit for a while, and realized that the new material is very well worked and greatly orchestrated. I am sure that the studio versions will be just amazing. There were a lot of towers again (during Last Exit we built the 3 floor tower made of 7 people) and a lot of moshing. The band gave once again 100% of theirselves and left us all so satisfied. In the following video, which was the closing track of their gig, you can see the Greek Legion building the “Earth inferno-totem-tower“, as we like to call it.

Their setlist:
Shroud (Exordium)
Straight to the Light
Preacher Man
The Watchman
For Her Light
At the Gates of Silent Memory
Zoon III (wake world)
Dawnrazor
Earthbound (instrumental)
Prophecy
Moonchild
Last Exit for the Lost
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Psychonaut
Mourning Sun
Concluding, I would say that I really feel blessed to have attended these two magnificent gigs, that signal a new era of the band and at the same time were a celebration of their legendary history. Also, this was the perfect opportunity for me to celebrate the very special place that The Nephilim hold in my heart. Until the next time… Forever Remain!