Brendan Dalton is due to release his official single, Medium on 22nd June 2015 Meraki Records.
To celebrate the release of his forthcoming single, Brendan is sharing free download track 'Beachcomber's Holler' which you can stream and download via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Brendan began writing in early 2014. His aim was to write music that was personal, honest and heartfelt and, thus, he struggled to write songs that would fit into the confines of a band. The various nuances that come with being part of a collective would not suffice while attempting to emote his innermost thoughts.
Forthcoming single Medium illustrates Brendan’s undoubted flair for songwriting as he tackles the subject of friendship lost and the difficulty of re-establishing the connections we once had. The title of the track is a play on this disconnect, relating it to death and the need for a medium to communicate with those who we were once connected to.
Hailing from Perth in Scotland, Brendan has shown an early talent for writing emotionally charged music, showcasing an ability to play a number of instruments in the process as well as being able to effortlessly transition between skilful guitar pieces and rich, emotive vocals.
Released through the Scottish label Meraki Records, this will be Brendan’s debut single and is accompanied by the free download track ‘Beachcomber’s Holler’. Both tracks emphasise Brendan’s influences as he channels the like of Bon Iver, Owen, City and Colour and elements of Death Cab For Cutie, blended with his own earthy, humble Scottish input, creating an exquisite debut release.
Medium will be available to buy on 22nd June 2015, and you can pre-order it now via Meraki Records.
Outblinker have released the video for their intense EP track 'Pink'. The video premiered on Clash Magazine's website, and you can watch it now via the Outblinker YouTube channel.
You can also stream the track via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The Antoni Maiovvi remix of EP track 'Blue' is also available to download for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Outblinker is a band not a brand. Something had to be done about the waves of soulless, corporate electro-shit masquerading as art, clogging up our creative veins. They will not be appearing in-store at Topshop or on Hollyoaks in the near future. They have no plans to release their own perfume. They do not endorse Red Bull. They would, however, like the opportunity to blow your face off with huge, cinematic driving krautrock: abrasive electro music with a throbbing punk-rock heart.
Brothers Costello (Jason & Graham), the duo behind Outblinker, also form the formidable avante-noise duo Young Philadelphia. Luigi Pasquini is one half of astonishing art-rock outfit Kabobo. David Warner and Chris Cusack are ongoing contributors to Foreign Tongue, the latter-day incarnation of Scottish DIY post-punk outfit Hey Enemy. It was partly a sense of moral duty that brought these five individuals together as well as a compulsion to explore new musical terrain and provide live audiences with tunes worth dancing to whilst avoiding a stage dominated by Apple logos and 5-figure, synchronised, cascading LED light-shows.
Alongside choice contemporaries, this quintet are looking to bring electro, krautrock and new-wave back to the underground. Up close and personal. No laptops. No safety net. So it follows all aspects of Outblinker (including recording, production, videos, art) handled in-house or via close friends, such as Good Grief Records who will be releasing the forthcoming EP, PR collaborators A Badge of Friendship or Ben Powers (Fuck Buttons/Blanck Mass) who will be producing the group’s debut album this autumn. The emphasis is on side-stepping the inherent bullshit-machine of the modern industry as often as humanly possible.
If you enjoy the sounds of Holy Fuck, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Marvin, Fuck Buttons/Blanck Mass, Trans Am, Neu! and Turing Machine, then chances are you might get a kick out of this.
You can catch Outblinker live at the following dates:
11th June - The Waiting Room (with Y Cvn) - London
13th June - Stereo (with Zyna Hel + Y Cvn) - Glasgow
Pink/Blue by Outblinker is out on June 15th 2015 via Good Grief Records / GabuAsso.
Alphas are pleased to announce the release of their second single, Waves, out 6th July 2015 via AlphaBravoCharlie Records.
You can stream Waves and hear Alpha's sound for yourself via the band's SoundCloud page.
Waves is the follow up to the Aberdeen trio’s debut single, Here Comes The Burn, and captures the band’s kinetic onstage presence with a pure punchy indie pop sound that could easily appeal to fans of The Futureheads as well as newcomers The Bulletproof Bomb. The track was written around the idea that people and their dreams change over time, but that everybody needs to keep on searching, within and without, to truly know themselves.
The band’s members not only share their taste in music, citing the likes of Doves and Blur as influences, they also share first names, with Andrew Burden taking on vocal and guitar duties, Andy Kite providing bass guitar and synthesisers, and Andy Clark holding them all together on drums. They plan to spend the summer touring Scotland, including shows at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on 26th May and XpoNorth Festival
on 10th June, while they set the scene for the release of their debut album New Fire in September.
Waves is released 6th July 2015 via AlphaBravoCharlie Records.