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Punish Yourself – Spin the Pig (13 October 2017)

Punish Yourself is a French quartet formed in the 90s.

They are known for their stage theatrics and they describe their style as “Fluo Cyber Punk”.

Having their debut released almost 20 years ago, the band put out in October their 13th album, titled “Spin the Pig”.

Klodia Sparkling took care of the vox loops (she also appears on two albums of the French all star band Le Bal Des Enragés) while drummer/guitar player Xav did a great job on programming. Singer/percussionist VX spits passionately the lyrics and guitarist Pierlox (who seems to be joining VX on the project 1969 Was Fine) adds electric shocks to the whole recording.

Their sound is sometimes flirting with the sound of Killing Joke of the “Pandemonium” era (“There’s No End to This”) but I can also hear influences from Ministry and Nine Inch Nails of the “Head Like a Hole” era (“Lo-cust” and “Blacksunwhitebones”).

And to be honest, how many industrial musicians would write a song without being influenced by at least one of the above mentioned bands?

So, all this reads excellent on my book but my fave track of the album is the “Die-s-i-ray”. And this is cause it could be a track by the Dead Boys or The Lords of the New Church with Steve Bators on amphetamines…

The track “Spin the Pig” is strategically put right after “Backlash” holding back the pace of the album which is slowing down as we move toward the end of the album…

Silver silver” has a nice flavor of 90’s industrial and the album closes with an interesting remix of the “Lo-cust” track.

I am sorry to say that I never heard of Punish Yourself before this album.

But I am lucky that I found them now… (better late than never…).

And be sure that “Spin the Pig”, with its high octane tracks, is serious and dangerous as a nuclear holocaust.

So go for it…HERE

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Posted by on October 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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New Model Army -Winter

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There is only a handful of bands with the gift of adapting to the constantly changing musical environments but still keeping their unique identity. New Model Army is one of them and have proven that ability during the whole course of their fourteen albums.

“Winter” finds the band from Bradford in unhurried vibes not very different than “Between Dog And Wolf” yet more creepy and powerful as a score for a post-apocalypse film. In the opening track “Beginning” they disembark the mother ship and continue with atmospheric but heavy soundscapes such as “Burn The Castle” or the bowieish “Echo November”. And yes, there’s some good old folk in “Winter” and “Die Trying”. Again, political to the core; New Model Army will spread the militant sparkle till the end of time and beyond. And this is a feature known by their fans and respected by the rest (of the wicked…).

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

METROLAND – Brother (Remixes) EP (Alfa Matrix 2016)

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Brother” is the third and final single from “Things Will Never Sound The Same Again“, the album that Metroland created solely as an In Memoriam for their sadly departed friend, sound engineer and Passenger: Louis Zachert who passed away exactly 1 year ago.

For this new release, Metroland reached out to their fan base and fellow artists with a remix competition, giving them a chance to use music as their personal message. The immense feedback resulted in Metroland having a difficult time choosing between all the entered remixed versions.

The outcome offers you 7 superb and very emotional remixes spread across 2 separate EP’s, each remix created to pay homage and to honor the beloved Passenger L. within a range of dark sounding versions to rock solid 80’s vintage sounds.

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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Perpacity – 9725 (2016)

British-Danish synth pop duo Perpacity tease new LP with smooth lead single ‘9725’

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British-Danish synth pop duo Perpacity are releasing ‘9725‘, the lead single from their forthcoming second album ‘Arise’, Comprised of 14 tracks, it is scheduled for release in early October, the 14 tracks on this release complement each other well and create a special ambience. ‘Eternal ft. Nordik Fire’, a track that brings the Celtic element of a violin-charged melody into electronic territory, is being offered as the b-side.

Perpacity is a duo comprised of Ian Harling and Martin Nyrup, who reside in Bristol (UK) and Copenhagen (Denmark) respectively. Their music exhibits a strong command of melody and texture, characterized by unique dark moving electronic soundscapes and vocals to set your heart alight. This is genuine, unconditional love for synthpop or dance-pop.

Martin Nyrup started to craft music back in the days of the Commodore 64. Progressing to other synth and computer-related instruments and gradually mastering recording technologies, he fairly quickly got involved in writing music for the gaming industry. After moving onto the PC, he worked for various game studios creating music, game effects and conversions for the many soundcards of that era.

It was through involvement in the gaming industry that he met Perpacity vocalist Ian Harling, Originally from the Isle of Man, Ian started playing guitar and writing music at 14, first as part of a country and western duo and then a rock band by the time he was 18. After some time working together, Martin mentioned some instrumental tracks he was working on, not knowing that Ian had been in several bands at that point – Ian said he wanted to try add vocals over one of them. Thus Perpacity was born some eight years ago.

Perpacity released their debut album ‘The Sinner Inclination’ in early 2015, showcasing their back-catalogue of earlier material. Since then, Perpacity have released several well-received singles such as ‘Obscene’, ‘Save Me’ and ‘Volatile Cohesion’.

When we set out to write the new album we agreed to not try to go for a specific mood, theme or atmosphere – that whether a song or a track made the initial cut depended purely on whether we like it and whether it speaks to us. We purposely allowed other genres to influence what came out of each song,” explains Martin Nyrup. “We get a bit blues-ish here and there, and even go a bit Celtic in one track with an amazing collaboration we had with violinist Bethany Borg of Nordik Fire. We like to think there is something for everybody here.”

Martin’s musical influences include Depeche Mode, Yazoo, New Order, and Kraftwerk, differing strikingly from Ian’s, who include numerous Irish bands, both indie and folk, such as Clannad, The Cranberries and Plague Monkeys, as well as Elsiane, and Sarah McLachlan.

One of the reasons that Martin and I work well together is that we don’t have the same tastes in music, often quite the opposite,” says Ian Harling. “The song ‘9725’ was very much like that; it started out as a really gritty instrumental, but every time I listened to it I could hear lyrics and a melody within it. When you work on tracks like that, there’s a feeling that the song is writing itself, and you simply have to help it come out. On the surface it’s a standard love song, but there is also a second level of meaning there.”

The ‘Arise’ LP was mastered by Alexander Kretov from renowned dreampop band Ummagma. As of October 7, ‘Arise’ will be released on CD and digital download via the duo’s Bandcamp, Amazon, and elsewhere. It is already available for pre-order on Bandcamp, with immediate download of ‘9725’ and ‘Eternal ft. Nordik Fire’).

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Posted by on August 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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New Zero God – My Reaper (video)

New Zero God came up with a new video for the summer.

My Reaper” is taken from their latest album “Short Tales & Tall Shadows” which came out earlier this year.

The band is planning on releasing for one more video before the end of the year as well as a split 7″ single with Scottish band Savage Cut.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

S.O.P.H.I.E Charity CD Double Album

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Coffee Jingle Records are proud to announce the release of a Charity CD for the S.O.P.H.I.E Charity via Bandcamp and physical CD.

This compilation is a mixture of Alternative music to unite as one against Hate Crime everywhere.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE RECORD LABEL:

S.O.P.H.I.E Official Website = po.st/SWPage
S.O.P.H.I.E Facebook Page = po.st/SFB
S.O.P.H.I.E Twitter Page = po.st/SLTW

To donate to the Charity = po.st/SDonate

Here are other ways you can donate:

Direct into our Bank Account:

Lloyds

Account Name: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Sort Code: 30-11-48

Account Number: 13881260

IBAN GB86LYOD30114812406360

There is also Text Giving:

Text SOPH05 £(Your Amount) to 70070

Just Giving Gift Aid is available, the number for the charity is XT 28806. This enables us to claim 25% extra on your donation from the government if you are a UK tax payer.

Aims and progress of the charity:

To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.
So far, to meet these aims and objectives we have promoted the Foundation nationally and internationally, ensuring Sophie is recognised in the media and elsewhere. This has involved Sylvia Lancaster being interviewed many times for TV, Newspapers and many magazines have included features on Sophie’s death and the work of Sylvia in setting up the Foundation, this included a “Tonight With Trevor McDonald special”.

Includes unlimited streaming of S.O.P.H.I.E via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Less

Buy Now £10 GBP or more

S.O.P.H.I.E Charity Album 8 x 8 limited edition print
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High Quality limited edition 8 x 8 print of the S.O.P.H.I.E charity album cover.

1. Naomi Rush – Curious Breed 03:46
2. Cradle Of Filth – Blackest Magick In Practise 06:51
3. Arch Enemy – You Will Know My Name 04:37
4. Delain – We Are The Others 03:18
5. Devilment – Summer Arteries 06:15
6. Die So Fluid – What A Heart Is For 03:53
7. Birdeatsbaby – The Bullet 04:06
8. Evil Scarecrow – Flight Of The Dragons05:05
9. DiElle – Sapphire Tears 04:04
10. There Is No Us – Angels Face 04:28
11. Dead Happy – This Fine Art Of Making Ghosts 03:15
12. Leapfrogtown – Fear 04:30
13. Vice Squad – Little Red Gloves 02:46
14. The Dead Soul Communion – My Beautiful Mistake 04:21
15. First Wave – All Bleed Red 02:40
16. Brassick – Same Sound 02:17
17. Hawka – Ballad 05:31
18. Bigfoot – Other Side Of Paradise 06:23
19. Between Waves – Paperchain 04:14
20. Voodoo Diamond – Standing In The Rain03:15
21. Silas – Negative One 04:28
22. System Of Hate – Insanity 02:17
23. Ravenous – Alone 06:34
24. The Amplifires – Grace And Danger 05:21
25. Shotgun21 – Sinister Sister 04:41

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released May 27, 2016

Coffee Jingle Records would like to thank:

All the Artists who agreed to allow us to use their songs in order to support the S.O.P.H.I.E Charity

Tara McPhee for designing the cover and cd inlay.

Everyone who got involved with helping this compilation, and making sure it happened.

ALL COPYRIGHT OF MUSIC AND LYRICS IS OWNED BY THE ARTISTS AND/OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Mayflower Madame – Observed in a Dream

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Mayflower Madame is a psychedelic, dark, shoegaze band founded in 2011 in Oslo, Norway.
Their debut album was released in April 2016 under the title “Observed in A Dream” with the following line-up: Trond Fagernes – Vocals and guitar Rune Øverby – Guitar Petter Gudim Marberg – Bass Ola Jørgen Kyrkjeeide – Drums Additional live members: Kenneth Eknes – Synth.

I first heard of them a couple of years ago when they released their 4 track EP “Into The Haze”.
I was impressed and kept an eye on them.

Late in 2015 they played some gigs in Norway, Denmark and Germany and now they return with eight floating, lysergic and mesmerizing tunes.

Mixing their dark sound with psychedelic elements and shoegaze gives a unique and refreshing air to the album.

“Observed in A Dream” is a highly recommended album, available on vinyl, CD and digital download HERE

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Uncategorized