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Latest news

Miss Kenichi’s album ‘The Trail’ out November 24th!


For fans of: My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, Laura Veirs

With Miss Kenichi's album The Trail out on November 24th via Berlin label Sinnbus, the lady herself - Katrin Hahner - recently chatted to German TV channel DW about her chronic stage fright, her paintings, contribution to the recent soundtrack for German film 'Freier Fall' and Tindersticks drummer Earl Harvin's involvement with the album. Katrin also talks about The Trail's themes of nature and self discovery.

You can watch the full video HERE.



You can also watch the video for album track and single Who Are You on the Sinnbus YouTube channel.


Opening with ‘Tale Of Two Rivers’, the track is boldly quiet, it’s her statement of intent for The Trail. “I want things to have meaning…” Katrin says. She’s intrigued by stories and messages that “last longer than a summer.” You can hear this resonate through every track with Katrin’s delicate vocals floating over the dreamlike sound she’s created on this third album. Single ‘Who Are You’ is perhaps the darkest track but also the album’s standout as we reach the halfway point of Katrin’s musical pilgrimage into the ancient and unknown.

Dark like the woods, but with shafts of light piercing through the trees, The Trail is a record that initially seems full of shadows and gloom, but whose beauty lends it a vital optimism. Leaning lyrically upon the nature amid which she grew up, with frequent references to mountains, rivers, storms and skies scattered throughout, The Trail is full of songs that outgrow their origins, thriving and blossoming as they develop. With The Trail, Miss Kenichi has created an album that is boundlessly immersive, full of wisdom, grace and wonder.

The Trail is released 24th November via Sinnbus/Rough Trade.

If you'd like more information on Miss Kenichi or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 in Miss Kenichi

Le Very release video for ‘Playground’!


For fans of: Chvrches, Metronomy, alt-J

Le Very have released the video for 'Playground', the title track taken from their debut EP of the same name released on 3rd November 2014 via Zukunftmusik.

The video premiered on Gigwise and you can now watch it on Le Very's YouTube channel or via the embed below.


You can also stream the track from Le Very's SoundCloud page or via the embed below.


With Playground, Le Very play with familiar stereotypes and pop-cultural references only to jump off at the last moment, turn a sharp corner, and take their sound in a totally unexpected direction.

Their first single, the dynamic EP title track, combines a stoic industrial beat with minimalistic stabs of guitar and an all-embracing polyphonic refrain. On the other end of the spectrum, the cynical peer-pressure hymn 'Marching On' morphs effortlessly from haunting jazz to a euphoric high-life choir, culminating in a striking saxophone solo. In the middle of it all, the orchestral theatrics of 'The Dive', featuring a remix kicked in by Brandt Brauer Frick, draws from roots-rock technonism, showcasing just how multi-faceted Le Very's sound can be.

Playground incites a style war, which is not about right or wrong, but about love and hate and everything in between, and about just how far the concept of pop music can be pushed in the year 2014.

Playground is released on 3rd November 2014 via Zukunftmusik.

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Posted Wed, 22 Oct 2014 in Le Very

Bear Arms album ‘Strength and Conviction’ out now!


For fans of: Brand New, Alexisonfire, Minus The Bear, Taking Back Sunday

"… enamoured with the smooth riffing and floating vocals
of the Walter Schreifels school of rock…"

- Rock Sound Magazine


"The new knights of the Biffy realm."
- BBC Introducing


Bear Arms debut album, Strength and Conviction, has been released via Struggletown Records and is available to buy from iTunes.

AltSounds exclusively hosted a full stream of the album which you can check out here or via the ABoF SoundCloud page.

Single Fool's Gold was released to celebrate the launch of Bear Arm's debut album with the video premiering on Rock Sound Magazine's website yesterday. You can watch the video on the band's YouTube channel, or via the embed below.



Stream and download single, Fool's Gold, on Bear Arms BandCamp page or via the embed below.


Combining elements of emo, math rock and post-hardcore, Bear Arms offer an eclectic take on the alt-rock sound that has swamped the airwaves in recent years, and 'Innate' is a perfect example. The track melds intricate guitar work and no-holds-barred string thrashing beefed up with transcendent vocals and a drums that will put your speakers to the test. Pulling on early noughties influences such as Glassjaw, Texas Is The Reason and Thursday, they have produced an album that accentuates the loud/quiet, singing/screaming dynamic beautifully, while maintaining an emotionality that should endear them to a wider audience.

Album track 'Innate' premiered on Big Cheese Magazine's official website, and you can also stream and download it from the ABoF SoundCloud page. You can also stream and download album track 'Courage' and watch the live footage video that accompanies it via YouTube.

Bear Arms, who consist of Richard Wardrop (guitar/vox), Keiran Hird (guitars/vox), Lewis Mcgourty (bass) and Dean Louden (drums/vox), formed in early 2011 after the members grew up playing in bands together when they were at school. Keiran joined after the rest of the band moved to Glasgow and Dean was the final piece of the Bear Arms puzzle when he was added to the line-up in 2013 after the regional drummer left the band.

The band have already picked up support from the likes of BBC Introducing's Ally McCrae, Big Cheese Magazine and the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, and with their debut album's release, they're set to end the year with an almighty bang.

Strength and Conviction by Bear Arms is out now via Struggletown Records and available to buy digitally on BandCamp and iTunes.

If you'd like more information on Bear Arms or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.
Posted Tue, 21 Oct 2014 in Bear Arms