Friday, November 30, 2018, 09:00 CET:

KERRETTA "Exiscens":

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Surprises. Remember those? The possibility of having to wait for some- thing and not knowing what it was about what it looked or sounded like, or what gift was inside. Like a present as a kid that you shook, hoping to hear the clickity-clunk of LEGO’s or feel the hard-fold of a book cover. You may have known what was inside, but there was still the ele- ment of surprise. The age-old feeling of deferred gratification.

I wonder if it’s a bicycle?” Four years after the release of their third LP Pirohia (2014), Kerretta’s new LP captures tracks from around that time, as well as way back to their first recordings. Exiscens is a collection of digital-only released tracks, unreleased outtakes, new songs and rarities starting from the days prior to their first 7" release (2007) until now. From the bulldozer riffs of The Trouble With Us recorded around the same time as the Vilayer LP (2009) sessions, the ambient wash of Ornithomancy, a re-work of the Pitch Black track Bird Soul, to the recent and unleashed Chroma Queens. The vault has been cracked open to release some glorious goodies all ready for Xmas 2018.

Should you choose to pre-order Exiscens, you wont know what the album will sound like until release date. You wont see the cover until it’s either in your mailbox or digitally available. It does have the previously released tracks From Elbow To Claw and The Guardsmen on it. The surprise you won’t get: any tracks with any traceably noticeable ska, waltz, or EDM. These will all find a new home on heavy pressed 12" LP vinyl and digital. Surprises. Remember those?

Tracklist
1. Uncapital
2. The Trouble With Us
3. Are We Lost
4. Nothing Seismic
5. The Guardsmen
6. Chroma Queens
7. Ornothomancy
8. From Elbow To Claw


Format: LP, Digital
Label: Golden Antenna Records
Distribution: Broken Silence
Genre: Post-Rock
Release date: 14/12/2018

Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kerretta
Bandcamp: https://kerretta.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.goldenantenna.com

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 09:00 CET:

DEWAERE "Slot Logic":

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Dewaere is a french noise punk band from Saint-Brieuc claiming to play loud, heavy, noisy rock and influenced by 1990’s bands and post- punk. The band consists of vocalist Maxwell Farrington, guitarist Julien Henry, bassist Marc Aumont and drummer Hugues Le Corre.

If you had to live your last moments amongst piles of rubble, sporting your half shredded swimmers, walking around a pool miraculously still intact, Slot Logic by Dewaere would be the perfect sound track to suit such an apocalyptic occasion.

In amongst the album's sour guitars and mg42 style rhythms, the intense, boiling sounds from Dewaere peak the adrenaline throws that your first grenade; while the heart drums fast, ready to pounce.


Format: LP, Digital
Label: Phantom Records/ Bigoût Records
Genre: Noise Rock
Release date: 14/12/2018

Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dewaereband
Bandcamp: https://dewaereband.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dewaereband
Label Official: http://www.phantom.tk

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:37 CET:

SLIDING WORDS "(fonetic):

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Sliding Words is a French Trip-Hop duo from Lyon, known for their music oscillating between deep electro and soft, etheral acoustic music. Members Maÿwen and Kapiand compose a mysterious, groovy yet meditative sound on (fonectic). To enhance their deep audio expression, the duo offers intimate headphone concerts, connected to vintage phones with 3D sounds.

The 9 Electro-Pop Downtempo tracks on (fonectic) are beautifully layered and crafted live recordings of instruments and modulated voices, mixed together with pre-recorded samples. The mostly improvised compositions by the he multi-instrumentalist duo are inspired by all kinds of sounds, colours and noisy elements.


Format: Digital, CD
Label: Atypeek Music
Genre: Trip-Hop/ Electroacoustic
Release Date: 14/12/2018 (EU)

Links
Official: http://www.slidingwords.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SlidingWordsPage
Bandcamp: http://slidingwords.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:00 CET:

THE ENTREPRENEURS "Noise & Romance":

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Noise & Romance is the debut album by Copenhagen-based noise rockers The Entrepreneurs. The album is a potent exploration of modern rock and the trio enjoy a reputation as one of the fiercest live bands in their native Denmark, and with their debut album they're ready to take on the world. Their noisy songs are aesthetically rich and experimental variations on some rock’s most significant subgenres like punk, grunge, post-rock - always performed with an underlying dark and explosive feel.

Other than being the album’s title, the concepts of noise and romance have both been central to the band from the get-go as they perfectly describe their explosive songs and romantic lyrics.

The album’s lead singles, Joaquin and Heroine, have already seen international coverage, including airplay on heavyweights like BBC 6 Music and a plethora of local stations around Europe, as well as online support from The Line of Best Fit, the405, Everything Is Noise and many more. The Entrepreneurs are also performing on the next edition of the influential industry festival Eurosonic in the Netherlands.

Noise & Romance is equally hard-hitting, experimental and emotional. Mathias’ vocal style has been compared to singers like Jeff Buckley, their rhythmic approach to guitar riffs and distorted vocal effects aren’t unlike what Deftones incorporate in their unique style of metal, and finally the driving and repetitive beats and use of synthesizers on Noise & Romance bring back memories of the heyday of both kraut rock and bands like Sonic Youth.


Format: LP, CD, MC, Digital
Label: Tambourhinoceros
Distribution: For local distributors see https://tambourhinoceros.net/distribution Genre: Noise-Rock
Release Date: 01/02/2019

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theentrepreneursmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theentrepreneurs
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/theentrepreneursmusic
Label: http://tambourhinoceros.net

 

Thursday, November 08, 2018, 09:38 CET:

HAZARDS OF SWIMMING NAKED "Take Great Joy":

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Hazards Of Swimming Naked are a Brisbane, Australia based 5 piece instrumental band originating from Queensland's tropical far north. The humidity and vibrancy of that region permeates their music and culminates in a sound which shares all the cinematic grandeur of artists such as Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor and Mono. Over the past ten years they have written and recorded two full length studio albums Our Lines Our Down (2009) and the new album Take Great Joy (2018).

Hazards Of Swimming Naked have headlined sold out shows and performed live soundtracks to multiple short and full length films. They have also shared stages with many of the most iconic artists in the genre – Mono, sleepmakeswaves, 65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You, And So I Watch You From Afar & more. Hazards Of Swimming Naked are an unique, slow-moving flower, but one that is truly beautiful when in full bloom. Take Great Joy is their first full-length studio album in 9 years, it marks a continuation of the intricate and beautiful melodic compositions that marked their debut all the way back in 2009.

The band comments: "This album took a while to make, perhaps far too long. We all live pretty safe lives, maybe not secure, but safe, relatively sheltered from many of the dangers and problems in the world. What meaningful things can we say as artists? What we know is music, and how much we enjoy it, writing, and performing. So this album is basically music about music, it's an embrace of the process of making music and enjoying it. There's an earnestness about it which is oblivious to the cult of irony found in many aspects of the music industry. The album takes its title from a vocal sample where the subject talks about what it means to live."

Take Great Joy also contains the first Hazards track to feature singing. Adrian recorded a friend singing a well known Icelandic lullaby in an apartment in Reykjavik, Iceland. The lullaby “sofðu unga ástin mín” and tune are over 100 years old. The arrangement of the track was built around this accapella recording of Bjarnheiður's voice. It's part Massive Attack, part Earth, part School of Emotional Engineering.

Hazards Of Swimming Naked Take Great Joy will be available from Bird's Robe Records on November 30th, 2018 with a vinyl release scheduled for early 2019.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Post-Rock/ Cinematic
Release Date: 30/11/2018

Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hazardsofswimmingnaked
Bandcamp: http://www.hazardsofswimmingnaked.bandcamp.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/hazardsof
Label: http://www.birdsrobe.com

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 09:11 CET:

MILES OLIVER "Color Me"

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"A kind of french Vic Chesnutt with a hoarse voice and divine dark universe." - Olivier Peel

Miles Oliver is a parisian songwriter, swinging electric & acoustic guitar, piano and loops. After Breathe (2014), and his second album I Miss Boredom (2016), his third release Color Me will be released in November 2018.

Passion and intensity define Miles Oliver as a folk songwriter of a new genre and time. Before singing his dreamy, dark and haunting melodies, the Parisian troubadour played a lot of rock and hardcore. His now folk music keeps the energy, tension and emergency of his previous musical efforts. Miles Oliver is a one-man band.

Color Me enunciates an exciting new alchemy of lo-fi rock, sad folk and poetry that reminds of acts like Bonnie Prince Billy, Sonic Youth and Troy Von Balthazar. Miles Oliver has played more than 200 shows in USA, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republik. He shared stage with Shannon Wright, Troy Von Balthazar, King Dude, Francois Virot, Jonah Matranga and House Of Wolves.


Format: Digital, CD
Label: Atypeek Music/ Microcultures
Genre: Indie Folk/ Shoegaze
Release Date: 23/11/2018 (EU)

Links
Official: http://milesoliver.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/milesoliversings
Bandcamp: https://milesoliver.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 09:11 CET:

MONOLITHES "Limites":

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Created in November 2013 at the initiative of its guitarist, Monolithes is a musical project at the crossroads of worlds. This open-air quartet explores a wide range of musical horizons: improvised music, progressive rock, metal, contemporary music, post-rock, fusion.

The soundscapes developed on Limites present sometimes dark and low skies, sometimes vast and ethereal; and the paths that connect them contain their share of detours, sometimes tortuous, but always with the end of the journey in mind.


Format: Digital, CD
Label: Atypeek Diffusion
Genre: Progressive Rock/ Jazz/ Metal
Release Date: 23/11/2018 (EU)

Links
Official: http://www.monolithes.fr
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/monolithes
Bandcamp: https://monolithes.bandcamp.com
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com

 

Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:52 CET:

SAINT SADRILL "Pierrefilant":

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Saint Sadrill's melodic immediacy is embodied by this thrilling voice hovering on carefully crafted arrangemen- ts with nooks and crannies. A singular pop act having big fun when it comes to annihilate the distance betwe- en electricity and chamber music. Pierrefilant is Saint Sadrill's first album with a band formula. It was recorded in two days to catch the live energy born after two years of concerts. The ten songs in this album match catchy melodies with complex
architectures, building up into a thrilling mess which is hard to label.

Saint Sadrill is Antoine Mermet's moniker when he composes songs he wouldn't play in his other bands - CHROMB! to name just one. In 2016 the release of his first EP Building Lampshades (produced alone with a laptop, stackable saxophones, some synthesizers and his voice) is the occasion to launch a sextet to play the songs live... and record Pierrefilant two years later.

Saint Sadrill is also his moniker when he's invited to produce remixes for other artists known for electronic music (the gifted Italian producer Furtherset, the queer slow techno act from Belgian Strapontin, also Arandel's candy house) and also pop songs (the duet Mensch and the parisian Pokett).


Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Dur et Doux
Distribution: Inouie Distribution
Genre: Chamber Pop/ Psyche
Release date: 23/11/2018 (DE)

Links
Official http://www.saintsadrill.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sadrill Bandcamp: https://saintsadrill.bandcamp.com
Label: https://duretdoux.com

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 09:41 CET:

AS A NEW REVOLT "TxRx":

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The hardcore ofAs A New Revoltis giving birth to a new drum/key/machine/vocals duo with a hip hop flow. Manu Barrero(vocals, machines) and Julien Lhuillier (drums) produce wild sounds tinted with punk energy.

Those two sound maniacs mix the vibes of the US west coast together with the UK hip hop of the late 90s. "Above the ground drum sounds, electrical guitare-like Keys, sound sytem bass beat literally splitting your belly and a maniac lead vocal on top of all this". That is how As A New Revolt can be defined. As A New Revolt builds a harsh sound, carved with guitars, whose inflexible rhythmic (electro-bass-drums) underlines the musical landscape.


Format: Digital, CD
Label: Atypeek Diffusion / Sand Music
Genre: Rapcore/ Punk, Industrial
Release Date: 16/11/2018 (EU)

Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asanewrevolt
Label: http://www.atypeekmusic.com
Label: https://www.sandmusic.fr

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 09:59 CET:

SHUFFLE "#WontTheyFade?":

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Shuffle is, above all, an extraordinary artistic adventure, putting its exploration of genres at the service of compositions that capture the moment and inspiration to transform them into a visceral experience. The group owes this exploration to its multiple roots, whether they come from rock, electro or hip-hop. Since their debut Upon The Hill (2015), an album of incredible powers of seduction and sound, Shuffle have injected their aerial ambiences into a flood of dreadful riffs, going straight to the point to travel to the heart of bright celestial layers.

About 200 live shows in France and abroad, Shuffle are a vigour that unfolds as you listen and experience, an unquenchable inspiration. Shuffle are a band that exults as soon as fate lifts them off to new musical horizons. Amon others, they shared stage with Tricky and ShakaPonk. Shuffle is a band that dwells between melancholy and anger, between nostalgia and catharsis.

While waiting for a second album, #WontTheyFade?, scheduled for the fall of 2018, Shuffle remain an infallible musical vessel, crossing the heat of solar stars and melodic meteor storms carrying their share of galaxies and black holes where the field of possibilities opens up. #WontTheyFade? Is an extraterrestrial quest from which the listener cannot escape, hovering in the astral creations of a sublime interstellar evocation.


Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Klonosphére
Distribution: Season Of Mist/ Soulfood Music
Genre: Alternative/ Progressive Rock
Release Date: 23/11/2018

Links
Official: http://www.shuffle-musik.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Shuffleofficialpage
Instagram: http://instagram.com/shuffleofficial
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shuffle-musik
Label: http://www.klonosphere.com

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