Idlewild have joined forces with Edinburgh based Barney’s Beer to celebrate the band’s eighth album Everything Ever Written in association with The List.
The beer will be available in Scotland as part of a limited edition batch to coincide with the launch. The band and brewer are very excited to be working together to celebrate the launch of the new album and the band’s return to music after five years away.
To mark the launch, the band are having a party on Friday 6th Feb in Summerhall (Edinburgh) where the beer will be available, plus an exclusive playback of Everything Ever Written followed by a DJ set from the band. Tickets are free and available here.
The bottles will also feature a QR code that will provide access to a free download of a special acoustic performance of one of the band’s earliest and best loved tracks 'A Film For The Future’ from their album Hope Is Important.
The band tried Barney’s range from the very light Extra Pale ale to a new double Volcano IPA – the band, all beer drinkers, settled for a beer that would be sessionable and accessible to music fans and beer fans alike.
“When the band approached me to collaborate on a beer I invited them down to the brewery to have a taste of some beers and throw around some ideas.” stated Barney, the man behind the brewery.
“We’re not new to artistic collaborations having worked with John Byrne, Ryoko Tamura and Will Pickvance - so it was great to have the whole b’s input and come up with something that reflects the ideas behind Everything Ever Written”
Scottish Fiction IPA is named after a track from the band’s album The Remote Part, which featured the poem Scottish Fiction by the late Edwin Morgan. It is made with Scottish malt and American hops to mirror the album’s musical ingredients - Scottish Folk, Hebridean psychedelia, Americana and American alternative rock.
Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble commented, “Idlewild are a band of committed and enthusiastic craft beer and ale drinkers and Barneys beer has been a favourite for quite a while.”
The very limited edition brew of 1250 bottles will be available at independent beer and wine shops and also will also be available on cask for a limited time only.
The band will be touring the UK in February and March. Check their Facebook page for full details.
Idlewild single Come On Ghost will be available to buy on iTunes and all good online retailers from 9th February 2015 with album Everything Ever Written to follow on 16th February 2015 in the UK on iTunes, CD and vinyl. These and a limited, deluxe edition with exclusive live acoustic tracks recorded during the band’s recent Highlands & Islands tour are available to pre-order now from: www.pledgemusic.com/idlewild.
Sorren Maclean is pleased to announce his forthcoming EP, Way Back Home, released 9th March 2015 via Middle Of Nowhere Recordings.
EP track 'Rows & Rows Of Boxes' is an evocative vignette that serves as the perfect example of Sorren's stripped back guitar and lyrically driven sound. You can stream and download it for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Sorren’s delicate indie folk sound perfectly captures the desolate beauty of his homeland on the Isle Of Mull. There’s a warmth to his voice and guitar playing that gives the listener a feeling of closeness. This is none more apparent on EP track ‘If Not For You’, where one feels that Sorren could almost be in the room with you. While the title track Way Back Home portrays the longing desperation of life on the road, and the bittersweet homecoming that follows upon the journey back to a more sedate normality. There is a definitive and accomplished quality to Sorren’s sound that allows his voice and guitar to share the spotlight simultaneously.
Growing up on the Isle of Mull, Sorren began playing in bands from age 11. He recorded his debut album, Island, with Colin MacIntyre of Mull Historical Society, which led on to Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble inviting Sorren to co-write his second solo album, The Impossible Song and Other Songs, and they’ve been working together ever since.
As well as playing and touring with Roddy and Mull Historical Society, Sorren also plays in a duo with virtuoso guitarist Finlay Wells. He also produced the EP Echoes by singer Laurie Cameron, which was used in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and his songs have appeared in E4's Beaver Falls.
Sorren regularly works and records with composer Donald Shaw of Capercaillie, creating music for the soundtracks to BBC Two’s acclaimed Hebrides series and the award winning childrens tv show Katie Morag, as well as many BBC documentaries including McQueen of Scots.
Sorren’s undoubted talent has seen him transcend his own musical projects, having performed on over 20 albums, including upcoming releases from Nashville singer Eliza Lynn and one of Scotlands finest exports, King Creosote whom he is supporting currently on tour. Catch him live at the following dates:
29th January - Warwick Arts Centre - Coventry
30th January - St Mary's Church - Ashford
31st January - The Marble Factory - Bristol
1st February - Ropetackle - Shoreham By Sea
2nd February - Union Chapel - London
3rd February - Union Chapel - London
7th March - ABC - Glasgow
10th March - The Institute - Birmingham
12th March - The Ritz - Manchester
13th March - Roundhouse - London
Supporting Roddy Woomble
9th April - Kings Place
With new album Winter Stay Autumn due before the summer and a support tour with Idlewild in March, 2015 looks set to be one of his busiest years yet.
The Capture Effect have released their second download track, 'SKYwave', taken from their debut EP Frequencies due for release on 23rd March 2015 via Free Radio.
‘SKYwave’ charts the phone hacking scandal of 2011 with sampled news reports combined with up tempo fuzzy synth to transcend breakneck drumbeats and affected vocals. The track premiered on Artrocker and you can now stream and download it for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
You can also download a second EP track, 'London's Burning', for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.
On Frequencies the London based five-piece have created intense rock music, spliced with electro-synth sound waves, bridged neatly by a compelling narrative told through provocative lyrical content. Each track tells an individual story as the band touch on myriad of topical subjects, both unique to the individual and to society as a whole.
Featuring Iain Littlemore (guitar, vocals), Adam Parr (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Andy Malliff (bass, samples, backing vocals), Adam Smith (keyboards, synth, guitar, backing vocals) and Stuart Roberts (drums), the band formed in summer 2014 after an extensive writing period together. Inspired by a shared love of Nirvana, Bloc Party, Biffy Clyro, The Clash and all things David Fincher, The Capture Effect set about writing music that built upon these influences while maintaining a sound very much their own. Indeed their name and the idea of incorporating news reports and samples in their songs came about after an amp picked up a live radio broadcast during rehearsal. The phenomenon is known as ‘The Capture Effect’ and the rest, as they say, is history.
Frequencies is released on 23rd March 2015 via Free Radio.