"...a pretty impressive offering..."
- Jim Gellatly, The Scottish Sun
“…really catchy Rock.” - Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
Daydream Frenzy have released their debut album, Pride & Wonder, via Daydream Records.
To celebrate the album's release, the band released the explosive track 'Jade's Song' as a free download. The track premiered on Gigslutz, and you can stream and download it for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
You can also stream and buy single and album title track Pride & Wonder from the Daydream Frenzy BandCamp page and watch the powerful video that accompanies it on the band's YouTube channel.
The three-piece, who derive from just outside Aberdeen, have been building momentum over the last three years through their continuous live performances, which has led to a steady rise on the Scottish live scene, as well as the release of two EP’s. It’s easy to see why the band have picked up a following in such a short time with their ability to write a killer melody allied to their angsty, heartfelt lyrics and sprawling, chugging guitar pieces.
Pride & Wonder exhibits these traits and more throughout the record. From the opening gambit of instrumental leader ‘Maiori (Nuovo Inizio)’ to the impossibly catchy, and Twin Atlantic inspired, upbeat pop-punk of ‘All The World’. Then there’s the experimental electro-pop offering of ‘Rêverie’, feeding off the spirit of bands such as Prides and Foals, to acoustic track ‘Wandering Man’, which recreates the foot stomping heart emoted by the likes of Lumineers. Sonically, there is a lot going on here as Daydream Frenzy illustrate a refreshing flexibility in their songwriting and a willingness to traverse genres.
Formed in January 2010, Daydream Frenzy are made up of Donald Barclay (vocals/guitar), Hamish Gordon (drums) and Fraser Henderson (bass). In 2011 they released their debut EP Calling Stars before following this up with their second EP Colours and Sound. This helped the band announce their arrival as an up-and-comers and saw them pick up support from the likes of Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio, Scuzz TV, XFM, Artrocker and STV, leading to support slots with Big Country, The Maine and Don Bronco and will see them co-headline a national tour with Divides throughout March and April.
Pride & Wonder is released digitally via Daydream Records and is available to buy on iTunes. It will be available physically in all good record stores on 20th April 2015.
"...moving and musically skilled... - GigSlutz
Lewis Fieldhouse has unveiled the video for his forthcoming single Not Done Loving You, released 13th of April 2015 via Theodore Washington Recordings.
The video premiered on GigSlutz and you can watch it now via Lewis Fieldhouse's YouTube channel.
You can also stream the single via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
A heartfelt vignette that cuts to the very core of Lewis as a songwriter, backed up by hooks that dig in and won't let go, Not Done Loving You is just the song to welcome in the springtime.
Not Done Loving You was written when Lewis lived in Liverpool and he explains, ‘I used to busk a lot on Liverpool’s Church Street and a couple of months after I broke up with my ex, she walked past whilst I was playing. Now, the break up was fine, it didn’t hurt at all until that moment. I don’t think she even saw me, but I wanted the ground to swallow me up. So I wrote a song about that feeling. I wrote the guitar part and then the rest just kinda fell out.’
To celebrate the single’s release Lewis will be playing several acoustic shows. There will also be two free entry full band shows on the 13th of April at Oporto Bar, Leeds and 14th of April at The Finsbury in Finsbury Park. Other tour dates to be announced.
Not Done Loving You is released 13th of April 2015 via Theodore Washington Recordings.
The Helmholtz Resonators have released Vermillion Hue, a free single taken from their forthcoming interactive sonicbook, The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain, released 13th April 2015 via Proving House Digital.
Vermillion Hue premiered on the TeamRock website, and you can stream and download it now via the band's SoundCloud page.
Watch the video that accompanies the track via The Helmholtz Resonators YouTube channel.
You can also watch the trailer for The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain on The Helmholtz Resonators' YouTube channel.
During their numerous jaunts through time, space and sound, the band have experienced many adventures. In this musical extract, Dr Garland Vanderbilt has found himself separated from the rest of his band of time travelling audio scientists. Faced with the intense beauty of his new surroundings, and caught in a moment of deep reflection, Vanderbilt is left facing the enormity of his current situation, which finds him sinking into a wild depression. This instrumental single is a sonic representation of his frame of mind, blending elements reminiscent of Pink Floyd and The Beta Band to create an atmospheric audio tapestry.
The Helmholtz Resonators are a renegade group of psychedelic time travelling audio scientists who have been playing and writing music together since the turn of the century. They studied acoustic science and the work of Hermann Von Helmholtz, being particularly inspired by his book On the Wires of our Nerves, essential reading for anyone interested in the science of sound and sound synthesis. Heavily inspired by the ethos behind concept albums, the band have created a repertoire of songs that are as eccentric as their image, touching on influences as diverse as The Residents and The Kinks to LCD Soundsystem and Hieronymous Bosch.
The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain is released 13th April 2015 via Proving House Digital.