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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

Keep up with Klammer
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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Twilight of the Mortals / Killing Joke Photo Book

Twilight of the Mortals is the new publication from PC-Press. The book is a collection of the incredible work of photographer, confidant, and former post-punk DJ Mont Sherar and the result of his 36-years of love for the band; Killing Joke.

This book documents the period since the original line up of the modern day band after reuniting in 2008 after the untimely death of bassist Paul Raven who had originally replaced Martin Glover (Youth) initially in mid-1982.

This new era until most recent times is presented in a beautifully printed and designed book that comes in both soft and hardback formats, plus a special ltd. edition ‘Analogue’ Deluxe COLLECTORS Vinyl package.

The latter features two 7″ singles on coloured vinyl in a gatefold sleeve designed by none other than legendary, Steven R. Gilmore.

Each member represented by one track each.

These records are classic rarities at pressing, and a collectors dream — limited to 350 copies worldwide.

The book presents 200 plus photos of both the group and it’s individuals, all taken and processed by Sherar from his unique position as a ‘fly on the wall’ photographer with the band over a 7 year period – including the songwriting process of the album, ‘Pylon.’

Printed by Calverts of London on art papers and designed by PC-Press in association with Cactus Design, the book is a riot of colour, energy and intimate images of the band in many different and previously unseen settings.

This one-of-a-kind publication/pressing is for any fan of Killing Joke and its band members as individuals, or avid rare record collector.

Please enjoy with headphones or a decent pair of speakers. 🙂

Here is the new official video that now reflects the updated front and back covers at the summary near the end, posters, Giclee fine-art prints, vinyl 7″ singles, and badges that come with their respective packages.

Note: All 3 versions of the book (Softback First Edition, Hardback Plus First Edition, and Deluxe Collectors Ltd. Edition) come with all 6 badges as reflected in the video.

The Hardback Plus First Edition provides the hardback cover, the badges, plus an additional poster which is the collage of all four band members shown in the top right of the video (A2).

The Deluxe Collectors Ltd. Edition provides all of the above, plus an additional ‘Glicee’ fine art print (A3) that will be randomly selected from a total of several different beautiful images.

This will make each fine art print received per package that much more unique.

Several supporters have participated in helping choose which images these will be – thanks to all for that.

This ‘Giclee’ and its possible variations are reflected in the video via the second print below the poster.

And of course the highlight of it all – the Steven R. Gilmore-designed double 7″ vinyl singles package featuring a contribution from each Jaz, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul.

You can hear these fantastic tracks by watching the entire full-length version of this video.

Additionally, this version comes encased in a cloth bound box and limited to 350 copies worldwide.

Publisher: PC-Press

Available HERE

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Post Punk

 

The Public Image is Rotten: UK/Europe & Japan Tour and a special RSD release

PIL have announced The Public Image is Rotten: UK/Europe & Japan Tour as well as a very special London date, along with some further UK/European dates.

For Record Store Day 2018 on April 21st PiL will release ‘Live At Brixton Academy 1986‘ as a double gatefold LP via Universal.

Previously unreleased on vinyl the show was only available in full on the PiL ‘Album‘ super deluxe CD release and will come with a ‘Concert‘ poster unique to this release.

Disc 1 Side A
Kashmir
FFF
Low Life
Fishing

Disc 1 Side B
Poptones
Pretty Vacant
Banging The Door
Flowers Of Romance
Bags

Disc 2 Side A
Round
Home

Disc 2 Side B
Public Image
Rise
Annalisa

See the Record Store Day website for more info on Record Store Day.

The Public Image is Rotten: UK/Europe & Japan Tour

UK / European Dates 2018
Bristol, O2 Academy, England, Wednesday, May 30th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Bournemouth, O2 Academy, England, Friday, June 1st 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Camden Rocks Festival, London, England, Saturday, June 2nd 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Coventry, The Copper Rooms, England, Monday, June 4th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Norwich, The LCR – UEA, England, Wednesday, June 6th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Brussels, Ancienne Belgique, Belgium, Friday, June 8th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Retropop Festival, Emmen, Netherlands, Saturday, June 9th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Den Haag, Paard van Trojoe, Netherlands, Sunday, June 10th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, O2 Academy, England, Tuesday, June 12th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Glasgow, O2 ABC, Scotland, Wednesday, June 13th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Sheffield, O2 Academy, England, Friday, June 15th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Manchester, O2 Ritz, England, Saturday, June 16th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Hull, Asylum – Hull University, England, Monday, June 18th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Cardiff, The Tramshed, Wales, Thursday, June 21st 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Exeter, Lemon Grove, England, Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Wrexham, William Aston Hall, Wales, Sunday, June 24th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Reading, Sub 89, England, Tuesday, June 26th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Frome, Somerset, Cheese & Grain, England, Wednesday, June 27th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Nottingham, Rock City, England, Friday, June 29th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Southampton, England, Engine Rooms, Saturday, June 30th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Prague, Lucerna, Czech Republic, Friday, July 13th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Jarocin Festival, Jarocin, Poland, July 13-15th 2018 (date TBC)
Tickets (On sale now)

Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, England, Sunday, August 5th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Hardwick Live Festival, England, Sunday, August 19th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Caminha, Festival Vilar de Mouros, Portugal, Thursday, August 23rd 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Open House Festival, Bangor, Northern Ireland, Saturday, August 25th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Dublin, The Tivoli, Republic of Ireland, Sunday, August 26th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Inverness, The Ironworks, Scotland, Tuesday, August 28th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Aberdeen, The Assembly, Scotland, Wednesday, August 29th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Dundee, The Church, Scotland, Friday, August 31st 2018
SOLD OUT

Bingley Music Live, Bingley, England, Saturday, September 1st 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Japan Dates 2018
Tokyo, Roppongi Ex Theater, Japan, Tuesday, July 3rd 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

Osaka, IMP Hall, Japan, Wednesday, July 4th 2018
Tickets (On sale now)

The tour also includes an as yet to be announced very special London date, along with some further UK/European dates.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2018 in Post Punk

 

The Room in The Wood – Magical Thinking (A Turntable Friend Records) 20 April 2018

The Room in the Wood announce new ‘Magical Thinking’ EP

A Turntable Friend Records has announced the forthcoming ‘Magical Thinking’ EP from Liverpool-based The Room in the Wood. Comprised of Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson, the duo shall present their debut EP digitally on April 20, followed by an 11-track album, to be released later this spring on vinyl, CD and digitally.

This is the first time 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. This new material has been an exciting voyage of musical exploration in a new fruitful and prolific tandem. They’ve rejected as many songs as they’ve kept for these two releases. Together with collaborator and ace drummer Colin George Lamont, they’ve developed and honed these ideas down to 14 tracks with three included on the ‘Magical Thinking’ EP. and the remaining 11 appearing on the coming LP.

This batch of songs combine Jackson’s lyrical storytelling with Cavanagh’s exquisite guitar-stylings and make for a diverse collection that blends 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 lead track ‘Magical Thinking’ was influenced by The Fall, the post-punk sensibility of their 80s roots, and the desert blues of Tinariwen & Songhoy Blues.

“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.
The Room in the Wood 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).

Dave Jackson has been writting and recording since his teens in bands such as 051, The Room, Benny Profane, Dust, Dead Cowboys, under his own name with former Shack guitarist John Head, and as Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers. He has recorded and released 10 albums with these various incarnations and, during the eighties, notched up seven John Peel sessions with The Room and Benny Profane, 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. Paul also worked with former Room drummer Alan Wills at Deltasonic Records, with acts such as The Coral and The Zutons, as well as managing The Basement. Paul has toured in the UK, USA, and Europe and recorded four John Peel sessions as well as releasing albums with The Room, Top, It’s Immaterial, Moongoose, in addition to several critically acclaimed singles with Gloss.
Paul’s guitar influences include Tom Verlaine, Bert Jansch, John Fahey and Tinariwen. Dave’s songwriting inspiration includes all the greats – David Bowie, Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Mark E Smith.

A Turntable Friend Records is a truly 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 but far from copying their style, ATF Records always had their own musical identity, allowing for 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 ‘Magical Thinking’ will be available exclusively as a digital download as of April 20. It can already be pre-ordered via the label’s Bandcamp.

TRACK LIST

1. Magical Thinking
2. Baba Yaga
3. Dragonfly

CREDITS

Paul Cavanagh – guitars & bass
Dave Jackson – vocals
Colin George Lamont – Drums & percussion
Alistair Ligertwood – cello (2)
Steve Powell – engineer, co-producer
Recorded at Arc Recording Studios, 3 Birchall Street, Liverpool, L20 8PD   (2017/18)
All songs written by Paul Cavanagh / Dave Jackson

Keep up with The Room in the Wood
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Posted by on April 8, 2018 in Post Punk