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STONE ROSES –  All For One 

The Stone Roses are joining in this release tomfoolery with a brand new single,
The band left the brief announcement on their facebook page and no other details are forthcoming at this point in time. one can only presume that your local record emporium won’t be working overtime with physical product ready at ’20 hundred hours’ – rather this will, at least initially, be a digital release. Hell, maybe they’ll just bung something up on YouTube or Soundcloud – who knows! Labels and artists do play fast and loose with the phrase “releasing a single” these days

The Mancunians have a number of shows planned for this year including four nights at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium with a slightly more rock ‘n’ roll pedigree, Madison Square Garden at the end of next month. The Stone Roses’ last single was Begging You from late 1995 which peaked at number 15 in the UK (although a four-track live EP, Crimson Tonight, was issued in Japan and Australia).

Image of Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

Cate Le Bon will releases her fourth album Crab Day ovia Turnstile on LP, CD. Recorded at Panoramic House studio, West Marin, California last spring, Crab Day was produced by Noah Georgson and Josiah Steinbrick.

According to Cate: “Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It’s the sound of the ‘accidentally on purpose’ coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fuelled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It’s a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up.Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all.”

BAT FOR LASHES  –  The Bride

Bat For Lashes are back in July with their fourth album The Bride,
The ‘band’ is of course Natasha Khan and the new record sounds promising; a concept album that follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding. In the narrative ‘The Bride’ flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in – we are told – “a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration”.

LOLA COLT  –  TWIST THROUGH THE FIRE

Lola Colt are a London 6 piece band. With roots in psych, influences in vintage film and cinematic sound and the use of unusual instrumentation such as Shahi-Baaja, Darbuka and Harmonium. There’s a depth and atmosphere in their music akin to a film noir soundtrack. Frontwoman Gun Overbye’s lyrics add another spiritual dimension, formed as standalone pieces of poetry on themes of hypnotism and heartache and merged later with the band’s enveloping soundscapes. The new album was self-recorded and produced in James Hurst’s London studio. Recreating the magic of the 6 piece live, much of the album began as spontaneous studio sessions, laying down ideas and treating the music making process initially as a fluid journey and an outpouring of creative ideas, before the borderline perfectionist band spent a year re-working the songs into the fully formed album you hear today.

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE -BOUT DES DOIGTS

Recorded in March 2016 in Anton Newcombe’s studio in Berlin, Anton gathered Dan Alliare (drums), Colliin Hegna (bass), Joel Gion (tambourine), Ricky Maymi (guitar) and Ryan Van Kriedt (guitar) to record this track ‘Bout Des Doigts’ and ‘Fingertips’. ‘Bout Des Doigts’ features Rike (Friedrike) Bienert providing the vocals, ‘Fingertips’ vocals are provided by Tess Parks.

GOGGS -GOGGS

Chapter Two: We find our man stumbling through the darkness in the garden of illusion and fame. Chris Shaw smokes the microphone while Ty Segall and Charles Moothart trade lizardian licks and skin hits. Guest Goggs include Cory Hanson, Mikal Cronin and Denee Petracek. Ten tracks of misanthropic noise to bring home to mom’s house on fire. Boots to your face after the high speed chase, Then! A death trip down memory lane. The lead actor dies first and the shotgun shooter flashes chipped teeth. Created in Los Angeles in the middle of the summer of 2015: three years of planning, thirty days of writing, one week of ripping. A severed finger on the button, the player ends the game. Final notice has been served.
LP – With Download.

PINEGROVE  – CARDINAL

After a number of different releases and years of touring, Montclair, New Jersey’s Pinegrove have offered their finest work to date with their newest LP, ‘Cardinal’. The band’s captivating blend of indie rock, pop and country elements is more vivid, fine-tuned, and addictive than ever before. Vocalist / guitarist Evan Stephens Hall along with brothers Zack Levine (drums) and Nick Levine (guitar) form a core that has been playing together since early childhood. Painting his emotions onto these songs with colourful and kinetic strokes, Hall moves through Cardinal’s eight songs with unforgettable energy and passion, with a vocal performance that is pleasantly reminiscent of Will Oldham and Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch. Highlighted by the downtrodden nostalgia of twangy opener ‘Old Friends’ and the climactic refrain of ‘Size of the Moon,’ where the confession “I don’t know what I’m afraid of,” is just as much of a sing-a-long as it is an emotional breakdown, moods don’t stay in one place for very long on Cardinal – they are carefully crafted and revisited throughout to continually evoke the album’s central themes of memory, language, and home.
2CD – Double CD Version with a bonus 5 track CD and signed by Evan.
LP – With Bonus 5 Track CD and signed by Evan.
Tape – No extras.

CROWS  –  UNWELCOME LIGHT

Recalling the rhythm of Brian Jones Town Massacre, the unrelenting drive of Savages and the vocal warble of The Cramps, Crows debut EP, ‘Unwelcome Light’, sees the band at their most frenetic and offers an insight into the intensity and darkness the band produce.

CHELSEA WOLFE – UNKNOWN ROOMS: A COLLECTION OF ACOUSTIC SONGS

Northern California native Chelsea Wolfe’s sound is best described with broad strokes: elemental, intense, radiant, ancient yet modern, intimate yet expansive, dark and sparkling. Hues of black metal and deep blues inform her ever-evolving electric folk — a warm force that wraps itself around the listener, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice similarly haunts and soothes, with words that illuminate life’s darker corners in order to reveal the unlikely truth and beauty hidden within. In a way, Wolfe is on a journey to the surface of her own music. 2012 finds releasing her first acoustic emanation on Sargent House, titled Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs.The experience is a secret shared, a side of our heroine rarely seen or heard, and the making was as intimate as it gets: recorded in the woods of Northern California and at Wolfe’s L.A. home, co-produced by her bandmate Ben Chisholm, with players Ezra Buchla of Gowns (viola), Andrea Calderón of Corima (violin) and Daniel Denton of Gothic Tropic (bass).

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Taken from the forthcoming Ep “Live Under London”out now on Energy Snake Records, Saint Agnes is a DIY project by Jon Tufnell from a band called The Lost Souls Club, and Kitty guitarist and keyboard player from the psychedelica band from london Lola Colt, they have recorded an EP called ‘The Good Fight’ in Kitty’s basement. Both of the bands they are in are top notch, killer bands, so the talent was there and proven to begin with. And the end result is one awesome EP of well written, well played psychedelic rock. This is a DIY project that sounds better than most high budget studio albums, crammed with personality, style and intrigue. And now that they have this EP under their belt, there are plans to do some live shows to follow up the Live In London EP,

 

 

 

It’s become rare to stumble across a band who effortlessly blast away the cynicism. Lola Colt are one of those preciously innovative exceptions and after witnessing them live last year, October’s released album `Away From the Water’ only cemented the conclusion that this band stand head and shoulders above some of the rest.

Like some moody,western hybrid of the Gun Club, with touches of PJ Harvey and Jefferson Airplane, the debut album by this London sextet rolls wall-eyed and black-lipped over the horizon. Singer Gun Overbye has a dagger in her voice, albeit one wrapped in a velvet sheath, plus a movie show of stylish noir violence constantly playing in her head. And with a gang of five behind her to bring that film to life, Lola Colt’s relatively well-populated line-up means they’re never short of instrumentation or colour, even if that colour is always black, with slashes of red.

Lola Colt may have spent hours practising their moves in front of a mirror, but then they surely smashed that mirror to a hundred pieces, and this album is that fractured, multi-faceted reflection.    Defiantly dark but cruelly seductive, the chemtrail guitars and tribal drums with psychedelic in the purely narcotic sense, desert peyote trips and, with haunted organ emerging from tangled barbed wire feedback at the song’s coda,  ‘Heartbreaker’ suggests the drive and pulse of the Black Angels, except that, while you sense the Austin band are too cool, or too stoned, to get worked up about much of anything, Lola Colt have a better understanding of dynamics and emotional expression, and sound genuinely agitated as a result.  The release of “Heartbreaker”  surely designed to dominate the airwaves of the more discerning radio stations. Starting up on some Cramps-style down-and-dirty guitar chords, Gun’s sonorous voice smoothly rides psyche-inspired layers of sound that swell and build, ebb and flow, even wandering through a momentary Doors-inspired tribute courtesy of Kitty’s deft keyboards, before building a brooding, hypnotic tension again.

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Away From The Water by Lola Colt  on Fuzz Club This is an album which has a lot of different ingredients which meld together beautifully to create a very distinct sound. Add to this a production that, for me, gives the right balance of raw fuzzy power and smooth harmonies and you get a set whose expansive vision is redolent with big skies, huge expanses of desert and endless vistas, It’s an album that gives you room to breath. Yet it is also a album that is intense and claustrophobic, causing the listener to pause and think. It encourages a psychedelic inner journey and yet pulls you towards the horizon, and I find that to be a very potent mixture.

With the new Album out this Monday Lola Colt and an acoustic version of “Boom Boom” Taking their name from a 60s spaghetti western, The Band Lola Colt  are a powerful and imposing six-piece making some mind-bending psychedelia. These guys are already making a name for themselves as a much sought-after and anticipated new band through their sublime live performances which twist through their slow grooving, moody and spiraling sounds. A sound that turns the smallest of venues into a intensely-hypnotic psyche experience. A trait that they proved with ferocity on Thursday night in Bermuda Triangle.

 

 

With the new album released on monday Lola Colt performed a couple of Acoustic songs for the Bleech TV’s Beryl Sessions

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Lola Colt are a psych rock band based in London, Onstage the band really come to life full of energy and vibrancy with Nick Cave band  member and producer Jim Sclvanous at the desk, also check out “Saint Agnes” featuring Lola Colt band member Kitty. ” Away From The Water”

 

Virtually everything Lola Colt do has a huge sense of passion and a visceral ambition, hailing from London the last single produced by long term Nick Cave producer Jim Sclavunos, opening with an acoustic guitar the inherrant darkness and deranged psychedelica of their sound forges its way stomping and snarling through the song

With new single, ‘Where The Lightning Strikes’, this cinematic psych-outfit make blues-stomping, dirty rock n roll with psychedelic organs, screaming guitars and haunting harmonica. “This is Tarantino/Lynch style, warped, twisted psychedelic Western inspired music.. warped twisted psychedelica sounds from a member of the band Lola Colt in her offshoot band Saint Agnes new single double A side Where The Lighting Strikes/A Beautiful Day For Murder on Energy Snake Records. 

Saint Agnes Kitty Austin Jon Tufnell

 

 

London based Pscyh Rock band LOLA COLT fronted by “Gun” their Danish lead singer, the snarling debut single “I Get High If You Get High” the six piece band takes its name from the spaghetti “Lola Colt” a western from 1967, with the band loving those western cinematic scores becoming a defining inspiration for guitarist Matt and Gun they are the main songwriters guitars writhe and snap all delivered with snarling beauty and with the debut album “Away From The Water” due for release October 27th.