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Musta Paraati – Black Parade (Cleopatra Records 19 October 2018)

Finnish post-punk pioneers Musta Paraati return with LP after 34 years, preview ‘The Leader’

Finnish post-punk legends Musta Paraati will be releasing their first new album in 34 years this October through Cleopatra Records. The ‘Black Parade’ LP features 11 tracks in English. 10 of these are new and ‘The Leader’ is a new English rendition of their song ‘Johtaja’, which released as a single in 1983. The band is previewing this track ahead of the album release.

This release follows Cleopatra Records’ 23-track deluxe reissue of their 1983 debut album ‘Peilitalossa’ on CD & digitally, also featuring bonus material from their 1984 sophomore album ‘Käärmeet’.

Highly regarded as Finland’s premiere post-punk / goth rockers, Musta Paraati was making music before their countrymen Russian Love, Two Witches, and The 69 Eyes. With their own unique sound that is upbeat and with an old school punk attitude, their music gained them cult status in their native Finland, their albums being considered prized contributions to record collections, and also led to touring with other cult bands like Lords of the New Church and Hanoi Rocks.

It is not surprising that Jyrki ’69’ Linnankivi from The 69 Eyes joined Musta Paraati members Sakari ‘Saku’ Paasiniemi (guitar), Pasi ‘Panda’ Nikander (bass), Yrjö ‘Ykä’ Knuuttila (drums) on this album. The band’s original vocalist was Jore Vastelin, who passed away in 1993.

“We started this project with Jyrki to make couple of songs in English for our fans abroad, but it grew into a full album. We are really exited and proud about our new album ‘Black Parade’. It has pushed us to the next level and we are already working new material for the future releases,” says Yrjö.

“Since the material sounded virtually like the music Musta Paraati was making back in the 80’s, I took an imaginitive journey back in time and studied everything I found from that era, including music, movies, and politics. I also kept the somewhat naiive approach for lyrics and rock’n’roll to keep things simple,” comments Jyrki 69.

In 2015, Musta Paraati had a new lineup with vocalist Herra Ylppö, with whom they played a string of well-received shows and released the two-track EP ‘Uusi Musta/Uudet Juhlat’. Ylppö’s work with solo career and his band Maj Karma led to Musta Paraati guitarist Saku Paasiniemi sending some new tracks to Jyrki 69.

“Two hours after I sent the demos to Jyrki, I received three completed songs,” says Saku. “We didn’t really think of our collaboration marked the new coming of Musta Paraati at all – it was just another cool project!”

Following the re-release of ‘Peilitalossa’, Jyrki 69 shared the new demos with Cleopatra Records, the label signed on for a new album and Musta Paraati joined Jyrki 69 in the studio to record what would become the ‘Black Parade’ album.

The album cover for ‘Black Parade’ features photography by Stefan Bremer, the same photograper whose image features on the band’s debut album, taken at exactly the same location.

As of October 19, ‘Black Parade’ will be available from online stores and streaming platforms, such as Spotify. It can already be pre-ordered digitally via Bandcamp and on both CD and vinyl via Cleopatra Records. This Musta Paraati vinyl is a limited edition purple vinyl pressing. This album will be supported with a full-scale international tour starting in November.

TRACK LIST
1. Animosity
2. Nacht Der Untoten
3. The Leader
4. Aujourd’hui
5. Chopsticks
6. The Race Is On
7. Radio
8. Digital Twin
9. Reaper
10. Today
11. If I Die Tomorrow

CREDITS
Music by Sakari Paasiniemi
Lyrics by Jyrki Linnankivi
Except “The Leader” – lyrics by General Njassa & Jyrki Linnankivi
All arrangements by Musta Paraati and Karo Broman
Produced by Karo Broman and Musta Paraati
Recorded by Karo Broman at Secret Flat Studios, Helsinki
Keyboards by Karo Broman
Mixed by Karo Broman and Musta Paraati
Mastered by Jürgen Engler
Photography by Stefan Bremer

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Posted by on September 8, 2018 in Post Punk

 

David J – Back to Beck (The Crucible of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’) 25 August 2018

Bauhaus legend David J announces intimate solo UK dates & world tour with Peter Murphy

This year marks 40 years since the formation of Bauhaus. To mark this occasion, founding member David J has announced two one-off solo UK concerts, to occur in between several festival dates with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and their newly-announced world tour. The second of these shows, ‘Back to Beck (The Crucible of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’), is a historic intimate event preceded by a larger London date.

Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction once described David J as the Avant of the Avant-garde, with good reason. Since Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, David has enjoyed a long and varied solo career. The first of Bauhaus’ members to actively step outside of the comfort zone of his original band, he released his debut album ‘Etiquette of Violence’ that same year and has since released numerous solo albums, founded the hugely successful Love and Rockets, produced and played bass with The Jazz Butcher, and joined the reformed Bauhaus again twice for world tours.

On Sunday, August 26, David J will play to a small crowd as part of a cozy very limited capacity experience as he returns to Beck Studios in Wellingborough, England to play a special live acoustic concert. This is not just any studio – in 1979, Bauhaus recorded their first single there – the classic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, featuring lyrics composed by David J. This massively significant single, released via Small Wonder Records, led to a John Peel session, two years of charting in the British independent charts, and being signed to 4AD Records and, subsequently, Beggar’s Banquet.

This will be the first time that David has set foot in the studio since recording his second solo album ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ there in 1984. This special show will feature music that was originally recorded there, as well as songs spanning his career.

As part of this rare event, Andrew Brooksbank, author of ‘Bauhaus – Beneath The Mask’, will also be conducting an interview with David, which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This historic concert is not to be missed and will be both recorded and filmed for later release. There is very limited availability, with tickets available for 50 pounds.

The day before that, on August 25, David J will perform in London at The Islington with special guests. Rewind 39 years to this month in 1979 – Bauhaus played their first show in London at The Music Machine, sharing the bill with The Teardrop Explodes, Patrick Fitzgerald band and The Wall.

To further entrench this 40-year anniversary in the minds of their fans, Peter Murphy and David J will bring Bauhaus classics, as well as playing their debut album ‘In The Flat Field’ in its entirety, to fans across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with further dates to be announced. Later this year, a series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus reissues will be released.

Although the band were short-lived, they managed to release four groundbreaking, impressive and wonderfully dark experimental albums, cementing their place and importance in music history. Considered one of the most influential bands since The Velvet Underground, Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s with a string of innovative albums and singles, and defining a style that is feasibly the pinnacle of the entire gothic scene.

David J’s latest (2017) release is ‘Vagabond Songs’, his ninth studio album, featuring a disarmingly charming and heartfelt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places he encountered on the journeys. This double vinyl LP includes the hit single ‘The Day That David Bowie Died’, as well as a radical reworking of the Love and Rockets’ classic ‘The Dog End of a Day Gone By’.

Tickets for both of David J’s solo UK dates are available at www.davidjonline.com/tour.html. Tickets for Peter Murphy-David J tour dates can be ordered at www.petermurphy.info/dates
Order David J ‘Vagabond Songs’ and his book ‘Who Killed Mr. Moonlight’ at www.davidjonline.com

TOUR DATES (all dates with Peter Murphy except Aug. 25-26)
Aug 15 – Kluisbergen, Belgium @ W Fest
Aug 17 – Taranto, Italy @ Cinzella Festival
Aug 23 – Vilar de Mouros, Portugal – Vilar de Mouros Festival
Aug 25 – London, UK @ The Islington **David J solo show**
Aug 26 – Wellingborough, UK @ Beck Studios **David J solo show**
Oct 18 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
Oct 19 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Foundry
Oct 20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation
Oct 22 – Adelaide, Australia @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
Oct 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
Oct 27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory
Oct 28 – Perth, Australia @ The Capitol Theatre
Nov 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora Hall
Nov 7 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub
Nov 9 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
Nov 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
Nov 14 – Paris, France @ Bataclan
Nov 18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Nov 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmataz
Nov 21 – Rome, Italy @ Orion Live Club
Nov 22 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Nov 23 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Nov 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Christuskirche
Nov 26 – Wroclaw, Poland @ A2
Nov 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
Nov 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
Dec 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec 5 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Dec 6 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec 9 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Dec 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
Dec 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen
Dec 14 – Athens, Greece @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec 15 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

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Posted by on August 1, 2018 in Post Punk

 

autumn North American tour & ‘chandelier’ LP (Sett Records 13 August 2018)

Post-punk outfit *autumn* announce North American tour in support of ‘chandelier’ LP

Minneapolis-based trio autumn has announced they will embark on a North American tour, beginning August 13, in support of their third full-length album ‘chandelier’, out now via Chicago’s Sett Records. This record follows on the trail of their three-track single ‘the fall’.

In their 20 plus years, autumn has always made a big sound. That very sound landed them the opportunity to tour with legendary 4AD artists Clan of Xymox on their latest North American tour.

Autumn is Julie Plante (vocals), Jeff Leyda (bass), and Neil McKay (guitars). Formed in 1994, autumn creates haunting melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply. The band took an extended hiatus after releasing two albums on Tess Records – ‘the hating tree’ (1996) and ‘return to the breath’ (1999), with accompanying tours for each album.

“When Autumn played our official “last show” in April 2010 in support of our dear friends in Faith and the Muse, we imagined we would go through a period of grieving and then just move on with our lives. It seemed it was time to take a break. We each were going through very painful breakups in our lives, and were exhausted from trying to keep it all going,” says Autumn vocalist Julie Plante.

“Turns out, moving on meant finding our way back to each other, and in the process, finding out that what is broken is never really gone. What falls apart can be put back together, not the same as it was before, but into a whole new creation. Chandelier is ultimately a work of celebration, built out of all those broken pieces, built from all those broken places. The story It tells is really everyone’s story, that joy and pain are inevitably entwined in a life well lived.”

Time and fortune eventually brought them back to the source. In 2016, they re-connected with William Faith (Faith and the Muse, Christian Death, The March Violets, The Bellwether Syndicate), who had produced their debut album. The result is ‘chandelier’, autumn’s new album of 14 new songs, written and developed over a 20-year period. Here we find an impressive range of mood, style and atmosphere. Neil McKay’s signature guitars lay melodies atop Jeff Leyda’s solid and nuanced bass. Julie Plante’s soaring vocals bind the entire work in place with a powerful lyrical narrative of love, loss, hope and resilience.

“This release is about transition, both for the band’s sound as well as our personal lives; love, loss, hope.  The sound is more refined yet diverse in delivery styles.  It appears the band had a few more things left to say, and our voices seem a little more confident this time around,” says bassist Jeff Leyda.
Between the lost promises of summer and the bitter austerity of winter lives the time between; the shorter, pallid days, the dying leaves, the melancholic reflection of time as it passes… This pensive time between has been evoked and pondered in the words of poets ranging from Yeats to Keats, and once again it finds sublime expression in the lush, passionate, melodic, dark pop of autumn.

autumn ‘chandelier’ is now available through most online stores and streaming platforms, including their own Bandcamp. More detailed tour information and links to tickets can be found via the band’s Facebook.

TOUR DATES
Mon, August 13 • Columbus, Ohio • Ruby Tuesday
Tue, August 14 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Howlers
Wed, August 15 • Toronto, Ontario • Rivoli
Fri, August 17 • Brooklyn, New York • Underworld (@ St Vitus)
Sat, August 18 • Washington, DC • (TBA)
Sun, August 19 • Boston, Massachusetts • Middle East (upstairs)
Tue, August 21 • Athens, Georgia • Flicker Bar
Thu, August 23 • San Antonio, Texas • Disorder (@ The Amp Room)
Fri, August 24 • Austin, Texas • Elysium
Sat, August 25 • Dallas, Texas • (TBA)
Sun, August 26 • Tulsa, Oklahoma • Starlite Bar
Tue, August 28 • Kansas City, Missouri • (TBA)
Wed, August 29 • St Louis, Missouri • The Crack Fox
Thu, August 30 • Indianapolis, Indiana • (TBA)

Thu, August 30 – Bloomington, Indiana * The Bishop
Sat, September 1 • Chicago, Illinois • Nocturna (@ Metro)
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Posted by on August 1, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Klammer – Spiral Girl (Under Dogz Records 13 July 2018)

British post-punk dark pop outfit Klammer preview ‘Spiral Girl’ single 

Leeds-based post-punk quartet Klammer present their new single ‘Spiral Girl’. This is the second single from their new album ‘You Have Been Processed’, a solid follow-up to ‘Modern God’. The album is scheduled to release via Under Dogz Records later in mid-August.

Formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, Terrorvision, Jane Weaver) in 2014, drawing from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. They’ve gone on to release two albums via Under Dogz Records.

Previously described as the love child of XTC and Gang Of Four, Klammer offer an enticing twist on the post-punk attitude, blending in elements of goth rock, punk rock and dark wave, all with dark pop sensibilities. Here you’ll find plenty of hooks and a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound.

‘You Have Been Processed’ will be the band’s third album, following up ‘Auslane’ and ‘Klammer’ and their debut 7” single ‘Everything Depends Upon The King’. Championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Klammer’s music continues to excite with their dark themes allied to catchy riffs and anthemic choruses.

Klammer have been consolidating their position as one of the country’s finest live post-punk acts, having played up and down the country consistently, both as a headline act and in support of other notable artists, including The Skids, The Undertones, Richie Ramone, Penetration and The Membranes, as well as Rebellion and The Great British Alternative festivals.

While ‘Modern God’ is already available across online stores and streaming platforms, as well as from Klammer’s own website, ‘Spiral Girl’ will be released on July 13. Their album ‘You Have Been Processed’ will be available on vinyl as well as CD as of August 10, but can already be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

CREDITS
Poss – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Steve Whitfield – Guitar/Vocals
Bruno Almeida – Drums
Mike Addy – Bass
Composed by Steve Whitfield & Paul ‘Poss’ Strickland
Video by Steve Dutton. 2nd Camera by Josh Tully

TOUR DATES
MAY 25  Rotherham – The Cutlers Arms
JUN 16  Barnsley – Live in Barnsley
JUN 16  Sheffield – Corporation
JUN 30  Huddersfield – Klammer / Hands of Industry Double Header
JUL 14  Saltburn By The Sea – Saltburn Calling Festival
JUL 15  Middlesbrough – Westgarth Social Club
AUG 18 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
OCT 28  London – London Punk Sessions @ The Windmill Brixton

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Posted by on June 22, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Social Station – Try (Cross My Heart) – 29 June 2018

Post-Punk outfit Social Station Presents New Single ‘Try (Cross My Heart)’

Washington, DC-based post-punk darkwave outfit Social Station has announced their new maxi-single ‘Try (Cross My Heart)’, a dark upbeat yet melancholic track that gets under your skin similar to how Siouxsie and The Banshees pulled that off with ‘Spellbound’.

Apart from the title track, this release features a solid collection of remixes by fellow DC and Baltimore artists, including Br’er of Blight Records, The Holy CircleRed This Ever, and Tim Phillips.

With a passion for analogue synths, hypnotic guitar, and undeniable melancholic vocals, the band originally started as a solo project in 2013 by singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Paul Todd, debuting with the single ‘The Sun and The Air’, followed by their With a Smile’ EP.

“The song ‘Try’ has been evolving for close to two years with its start as a slow and deep staccato guitar riff along the lines of early Chelsea Wolfe or PJ Harvey, and just the first verse. Moving the song to an arrangement for piano completed the verses but still did not have the Cross My Heart chorus and up-tempo pace. Still pretty gloomy,” says Paul Todd.

“Experimenting with an Akai MPC 100, the song took off with a life of its own. The guitar melodies and string arrangements just fell into place. Two words always come to mind when working on a Social Station song, yearning and melancholy. The perspectives or lens may change but longing or struggling and feeling overwhelmed drives the writing process. This song in particular frames the challenge of feeling comfortable in your own skin while trying to have a meaningful and significant relationship.”

Their live show and distinct sound took shape through Paul Todd’s collaboration with Spenser Kydd. Their common music sensibility for distinct melodies and themes led Social Station to release their debut single ‘Awfully Pretty’ in 2015. That track received immediate attention and was hand-picked for Orkus Music and Culture Magazine’s monthly music compilation.

With the addition of Alexander Minx on drums, Social Station spent a summer in an industrial space in Baltimore, writing and recording their debut full length album ‘Our Pleasure of Solitude’. This effort earned them inclusion in the NPR-affiliated WAMU Capital Soundtrack and Stereo Embers Magazine’s ‘Next Twenty Post-Punk Bands You Should Know About’.

With a renewed commitment to touring and recording, and the departure of Spenser Kydd and Alexander Minx, this release marks a new chapter for Social Station. The extensive use of midi sequencing and the addition of classical musician Jacob Sebastian on bass has opened a whole new world of possibilities for the duo, both in the studio and on stage.

The two of them will kick off an extensive tour in support of their new single ‘Try (Cross My Heart’ and their back catalogue. 
Catch them at one of the dates lined up their summer.

TRACK LIST
1. Try (Cross My Heart)
2. Try (Hollowboy 7” Mix) by Tim Phillips
3. Try (Red this Ever Remix)
4. Try (Br’er Remix)
5. Try (The Holy Circle Bleak Remix)

CREDITS
Written and performed by Social Station (Paul Todd and Jacob Sebastian)
Mastered by Rob Early
Cover art by Paul Todd

TOUR DATES
June 12  Washington, DC – 
Slash Run
 with 
Cruz de Navajas
, False Figure & 
Edge Petal Burn
June 24  Brooklyn, NY – 
Saint Vitus Bar with 
De Lilith
 & N0IR
June 26  Manchester, NH – 
Ukrainian Club 
Manchester with Sweet Pablo & 
WKEAH
June 28  Montreal, Quebec – 
Brasserie Beaubien
 with Scene Noir, 
Awwful & 
Lost Creatures
June 29  Kingston, Ontario – 
Overtime with 
Double Eyelid, 
V0ID
 & Trash McCann
June 30  Toronto, Ontario – 
Cherry Cola’s
 withh 
Double Eyelid, 
Subterranea
, Queens & Kings
July 1  Buffalo, NY – 
Buffalo’s Mohawk Place with Venus II Creature, 
Third Realm & Optic Oppression
July 3 – 
TBD
July 5  

Pittsburg – 
TBD

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Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Post Punk

 

The Room in The Wood – The Room in The Wood (A Turntable Friend Records 22 June 2018)

The Room in the Wood announce self-titled debut LP, preview ‘Magical Thinking’

On the trail of their ‘Magical Thinking’ EP, Liverpool-based The Room in the Wood have announced they will release their debut LP in late June via A Turntable Friend Records.. While this album will be released on vinyl as an 11-track offering, the CD and digital versions will include ‘Vermillion Sands’ as a bonus track.

This album was recorded with Steve Powell (Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band) at his Liverpool Arc studio and features contributions by drummers Colin George Lamont (Mark Lanegan, Dave Gahan) and Jake Woodward (Peter Perrett).

This is the first time band members Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson have worked together since their post-punk band The Room split back in 1985. Reunited under the moniker The Room in the Wood, this past year has seen them write over 30 new songs. Together with collaborator and ace drummer Colin George Lamont, they developed and honed these ideas down to the tracks they are now presenting.

This new material has been an exciting voyage of musical exploration in a new fruitful and prolific tandem. Jackson’s lyrical storytelling combines with Cavanagh’s exquisite guitar-stylings, making for a fine blend of post-punk pop, gritty blues-folk, and velvety ballads, variously influenced by Russian fairy tales, Francis Bacon, dead oceans, swimming pool bridges and unanswered prayers. This is eerie space-folk meets bluesy-glam-punk – an eclectic mix of styles, prioritising melodic storytelling and lots of strum and twang.

The video for the lead track ‘Magical Thinking’ was fully shot in Liverpool, underlining its occult underbelly and the magic possible through one’s thoughts and intentions.

“Magical Thinking is a bit of a tongue in cheek rant about the weird stuff people believe in to get them through their days. Though the lyrics might come from a ‘spiritually unaffiliated’ standpoint, I wonder where we would all be without our collective storytelling abilities, dream logic, mass hallucinations and dogged determination to make 2 plus 2 add up to 5,” says Dave Jackson. 

 

Dave Jackson has been writting and recording since his teens as part of The Room, 051, Benny Profane, Dust, Dead Cowboys, as Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers, and under his own name with former Shack guitarist John Head. He has recorded and released 10 albums with these various incarnations and notched up seven John Peel sessions with The Room and Benny Profane in the 80s, in addition to appearing on the Whistle Test, Janice Long and Saturday Live.
Jackson has also toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA with bands such as The Fall, The Violent Femmes, Aztec Camera, The Lemonheads and The Wedding Present. He currently teaches creative writing at Liverpool John Moores University, having developed his novel ‘Violet City’ as a low-budget fantasy feature film.
Guitarist Paul Cavanagh has played with Chinese Religion, The Balcony, Ludus, The Room, Top, It’s Immaterial, Gloss and Moongoose. He has performed as a solo instrumentalist as Cabin in the Woods and as one of Mike Badger’s Shady Trio. He worked with The Room drummer Alan Wills at Deltasonic Records with The Coraland The Zutons. Paul has also recorded four John Peel sessions and released albums with The Room, Top, It’s Immaterial, Moongoose, as well as critically acclaimed singles with Gloss.
A Turntable Friend Records is an independent record label of the past (1990-1999) and the future (2017-x), currently in its second life. Based in Germany with distribution through SRD (Southern Record Distributors) and Rough Trade, their mission is to keep vinyl alive while casting light on sonic gems of yesteryear and today. 1990s peers of Sarah Records and Slumberland Records, ATF Records always had their own musical identity, with a roster as diverse as Secret Shine, Boyracer (with Even As We Speak), The Claim, The Ropers, the Hellfire Sermons and Lorelei. The most recent releases come from Bradford, Easy and Dose.
The Room in The Wood’s debut album will be available digitally and on Spotify as of June 22. It can already be pre-ordered via the label’s Bandcamp. The ‘Magical Thinking’ EP is out now and can be found across various web stores and streaming platforms.  

On Thursday, May 31 (from 7:30 to 11pm), The Room in the Wood (Paul Cavanagh & Dave Jackson) will offer a live performance of their debut album. They will be joined that night by Campbell L Sangster and guests. 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool https://www.facebook.com/events/198718510746001
TRACK LIST
1.    Greedy Stars
2.    Magical Thinking
3.    Raven Girl
4.    False Friend
5.    Grey Wolf Lullaby
6.    Sensation
7.    Sky Pool
8.    Snowblind
9.    Vermillion Sands
10.  Time Machine
11.   Nothing is Real
12.   Snakeways

CREDITS

Paul Cavanagh – guitars & bass
Dave Jackson – vocals
Colin George Lamont – drums & percussion ( 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12)
Jake Woodward – drums (7)
Andy Wilson – keyboards (1,6,8,10,12)
Alistair Ligertwood – cello (5)
Natalie James & Mary McCombs – backing vocals (1,7,8)
Steve Powell – engineer, co-producer
Recorded at Ark Recording Studios, 3 Birchall Street, Liverpool, L20 8PD   (2017/18)
All songs written by Paul Cavanagh / Dave Jackson
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Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Klammer – Modern God (Under Dogz Records 11 May 2018)

British post-punk dark pop outfit Klammer release ‘Modern God’ single

Leeds-based post-punk quartet Klammer present their new single ‘Modern God’, the first juicy taste of their new album ‘You Have Been Processed’, slated for release via Under Dogz Records later this summer.

Formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, Terrorvision, Jane Weaver) in 2014, drawing from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. They’ve gone on to release two albums via Under Dogz Records.

Previously described as the love child of XTC and Gang Of Four, Klammer offer an enticing twist on the post-punk attitude, blending in elements of goth rock, punk rock and dark wave, all with dark pop sensibilities. Here you’ll find plenty of hooks and a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound.

‘You Have Been Processed’ will be the band’s third album, following up ‘Auslane’ and ‘Klammer’ and their debut 7” single ‘Everything Depends Upon The King’. Championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Klammer’s music continues to excite with their dark themes allied to catchy riffs and anthemic choruses.

Klammer have been consolidating their position as one of the country’s finest live post-punk acts, having played up and down the country consistently, both as a headline act and in support of other notable artists, including The Skids, The Undertones, Richie Ramone, Penetration and The Membranes, as well as Rebellion and The Great British Alternative festivals.

‘Modern God’ is available across online stores and streaming platforms as of May 11, as well as from Klammer’s own website and Bandcamp. The forthcoming album ‘You Have Been Processed’ will be available on vinyl as well as CD.

CREDITS
Poss – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Steve Whitfield – Guitar/Vocals
Bruno Almeida – Drums
Mike Addy – Bass
Composed by Steve Whitfield & Paul ‘Poss’ Strickland
Video by Steve Dutton. 2nd Camera by Josh Tully

TOUR DATES
MAY 25  Rotherham – The Cutlers Arms
JUN 16  Barnsley – Live in Barnsley
JUN 16  Sheffield – Corporation
JUN 30  Huddersfield – Klammer / Hands of Industry Double Header
JUL 14  Saltburn By The Sea – Saltburn Calling Festival
JUL 15  Middlesbrough – Westgarth Social Club
OCT 28  London – London Punk Sessions @ The Windmill Brixton

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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Post Punk