Alternative indie band, The Deep Red Sky, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album Plans.
Citing the influence of The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit in their development, the band have created a sound that has introspective characteristics allied with more accessible vocal melodies, the likes of which Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro would be proud of.
Recently released single Look On Your Face, encapsulates the band's subtle, yet imposing sound, and brings their luscious vocals to the fore. A trailer of the forthcoming video can be viewed below or on the bands Youtube page.
Look On Your Face is available to stream from the embed below and can be purchased on the band's Bandcamp page.
The Scottish 5-piece, consisting of Jamie Craighead (lead vocals, guitar); Jesse Stoddard (keyboard, backing vocals); Jos Collins (guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals); Scott Cousins (bass) and John Alexander (drums), originally formed as a three piece when Jamie, Scott and John met at Napier University in Edinburgh. With the introduction of Jos and Jesse, the bands sound subsequently progressed as they developed the stunning harmonies and layered, atmospheric epic moments that can found on the album.
Alongside Look On Your Face, album tracks such as 'Getting Easier', 'Plans' and 'You Had it All' are real highlights and truly showcase The Deep Red Sky's writing skills - as well as their ability to create both challenging and eminently listenable tunes.
Plans is the perfect climax to an exciting year for The Deep Red Sky. Beginning with the release of the free download track 'Zombies', following up with single Look On Your Face and completing their first UK tour.
Plans by The Deep Red Sky is available to buy on iTunes.
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Glaswegian four-piece Cherri Fosphate are pleased to announce the release of their Burning Youth EP via CTN Records.
To celebrate the release, the band today unveil the brand new video for the streaming track 'Losing Teeth'.
You can stream the track from the embed below or from the ABoF Soundcloud page.
You can view the video for 'Losing Teeth' below or from the band's Youtube page.
Having been championed by BBC Introducing's Vic Galloway, Ally McCrae and Amazing Radio's Jim Gellatly, Burning Youth by Cherri Fosphate has come with a great deal of anticipation.
Perfectly demonstrating the band's unique brand of drum infused guitar pop, Burning Youth comes riddled with perfectly formed winding guitar pieces and resonant bass lines, driven by forceful yet graceful drums. Tracks such as 'Kerry Rodgers' and fee download track 'Wool' paint the perfect picture of danceable indie-rock. Coloured by the band's intricate fretwork, where major cords blend into explosive, powerful percussion, the band are able to create a potent record which grips the mind, body and soul.
You can download the EP track 'Wool' for free in the embed below or via the ABoF Soundcloud page.
Formed in February 2010, Cherri Fosphate have already built an established following in their hometown of Glasgow. Consisting of Jonny Sharpe (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alan Robinson (lead guitar), Jordan Lannigan (bass) and Sonny Kainth (drums/backing vocals) the band have cited influences of key indie stalwarts like The Strokes and Bloc Party alongside current buzz bands Little Comets, Frightened Rabbit and The Maccabees.
The band have supported Dry The River, The Crookes and Vigo Thieves, made festival appearances at Belladrum Tartan Heart, GoNorth and Brew at the Bog and sold out King Tut's in January, as they continue to form a notorious live reputation, capturing an audience where ever they play.
Having already played Brew at the Bog this month, Cherri Fosphate will be supporting their release with the 'Burning Youth' U.K Tour throughout May and June. You can catch Cherri Fosphate in a town near you:
- 16 May - PERTH - Twa Tams
- 17 May - ABERDEEN - Tunnels
- 18 May - TURSO - Y-Not
- 19 May - DUNDEE - Non Zeros
- 24 May - NEWCASTLE - Head of Steam
- 25 May - LONDON - Barfly (Camden)
- 31 May - BRAEHEAD - Xscape
- 06 June - BRISTOL - Mothers Ruin
- 07 june - GUILFORD - The Theory Project
- 08 June - MANCHESTER - Brew Dog Manchester
- 11 June - LlANFYLLAN - Workhouse Festival
Cherri Fosphate's release Burning Youth is out now via CTN Records and is available to buy from iTunes.
“...playfully knowing indie rock...” - Q Magazine
After the release of the critically acclaimed 2011 album Turn And Face Me, The Blood Arm return with their fourth album Infinite Nights on June 17th 2013 via RIP Ben Lee Records. Infinite Nights showcases a more mature sound after a short break and a move from their LA home to the cool avant-garde city of Berlin.
"Bubblegum", a track taken from the new album, is available to download free now via the ABoF Soundcloud page.
Infinite Nights is about hopefulness, which seems apt after the big move. Alongside the band’s musical inspiration of Wings and Pulp, Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84 also set the mood for the record, emphasising the sensation of restlessness and longing, whilst keeping their youthful view of the world around them. With keyboardist Dyan Valdes and frontman Nathaniel Fregoso based in Berlin, their fresh surroundings allowed them to creatively explore themes such as change, relationships and the process of getting older, which was reflected in the new, more experimental, direction of Infinite Nights.
“Wrong Side of the Law” starts the album with an air of introspection harking back to sounds akin to the Jesus and Mary Chain. However, with single “Midnight Moan”, The Blood Arm’s foot-stomping, upbeat tempos return as they hone a sound akin to Roxy Music. “Revenge” is mid naughties loveliness with a vintage Rolling Stones edge whilst “Sex Fiend” channels The B-52s throw back 60s indie pop. However, this is very much an album of two halves with The Blood Arm’s signature head bobbing, party tunes interlaced with reflective ballads and gorgeous acoustic tracks like “Oh Ali Bell!”, “Happy Hour” and “Let Me Be Your Guide”. Matthew Wheeler of The Rumble Strips also sings and plays drums on the album, adding to The Blood Arm’s fresh new direction.
The album was funded by PledgeMusic. PledgeMusic’s aim is to help bands fundraise for releases, encouraging them to participate with fans by creating unique ways to access exclusive content and material, such as a few scarves hand- knit by Dyan and unique songs written for pledgers.
The band plan to release a video for single Midnight Moan ahead of Infinite Nights, before touring in Europe and the UK over the summer and embarking on an extended tour in Autumn.
"...engaging, whip-smart and beautifully textured..." - Loud & Quiet
"...absolutely vital." - NME
Neils Children are pleased to announce the release of their third album Dimly Lit, which will be release on 10th June 2013 via French label Boudoir Moderne.
Now operating as a two-piece, Neils Children proudly decamped to Toulouse, France where they recorded Dimly Lit in their rural studio which now takes the founding pair away from their previous guitar-led sound. With the band citing influences such as Broadcast, Silver Apples and Stereolab. Dimly Lit takes a further twist and forms around the clockwork-like churn of analogue synths, drum loops and deep underpinning bass that go to create a psychedelic stimulus and a real sense of escapism.
The videos for 'Trust You' and 'Dimly Lit' are available to watch on YouTube now. We've also made a playlist below, if you can't see this playlist you can click HERE.
Dimly Lit makes a real statement of intent and marks a coming of age within the duo. With this full length LP echoing the familiar sound of Tame Impala and Stealing Sheep, Neils Children have crated a uniquely modern, contemporary record that echoes vintage sounds and care free vibes that are abundant in todays culture. Tracks like 'Warm Wave' and 'Those You Thought Would, But Who' feature that warm valve amp bite, whirling synths and hypnotic vocal lines that penetrate the subconscious sending the mind into a humid, dream-like state.
Formed in 2000 in the London suburbs by John Linger (guitarist/singer/song writer) and Brandon Jacobs (Drummer), Neils Children burst onto the music scene in 2003 with their debut single Come Down. The duo soon flung under the media spotlight with top 60 single Always The Same with support coming in from Elle Magazine, The Times and NME. By 2009 the band had two albums, numerous singles and had the privilege of supporting Razorlight, Bloc Party, The Horrors and Klaxons though out their UK and worldwide tours.
After a 3 year hiatus the band returned in 2012 to pick up where they left off and 2013 sees Neils Children seek new heights with Dimly Lit. The band will be playing a string of live dates and this year can only be theirs for the taking with their unique modern take on their vintage influences.
To celebrate the release of their album, Neils Children will play the Shacklewell Arms on Monday 10th June.
"… completely original, self aware, and well thought out." - The 405 "Beautiful. Mundane. Everyday. Perfect." - Zine And Not Heard
Olypmians are today pleased to announce the release of their EP Adventure Gun which can be streamed on The 405 website.
The math-pop band, who consist of Daniel Harvey (vocals/guitar/synth); Benjamin Thompson(vocals/guitar/synth/trumpet); Christopher Neil (vocals/bass) and Michael Parkin (vocals/drums/glock), formed due to their love of technically proficient bands such as Youthmovies and Don Caballero. The four-piece from Norwich have since honed their sound, building a psychedelic twist into their penchant for technical exuberance, producing an exquisite six track EP.
You can stream Adventure Gun on The 405 now, or from the embed below.
Single release, Filling My Heart With Weird Dreams, sums up the bands intentions - highlighting a rich, yet patchwork sound similar in style to Kotki Dwa’s second release ‘Staycations’. The track is focused by rich lead vocals, succulent harmonies, sugar-induced synth pulses, and forms a remarkable statement of intent from a band bursting with an impressive creative vision.
You can download Filling My Heart With Weird dreams from the ABoF Soundcloud page.
The record emphasises the work of an experimental band who also have the unerring ability to write uplifting pop music. There is a sprinkling of electronic samples, incessant drum beats that twist and turn, warming harmonies and a musicianship that is subtle yet lofty. All of this is captured in the opening track ‘Mountains’ which builds slowly, and rather innocuously, into a track laden with heavy synth, ethereal vocals, compact harmonies and snappy, agile drum beats.
Watch the video for Filling My Heart With Weird Dreams on the bands YouTube page or via the embed below.
The last couple of years has been fruitful for Olympians having supported The Invisible, played End of the Road Festival in 2012 and supported Tubelord on a full UK tour. Having just finished a successful UK tour of their own throughout the month of April, the band are set to continue their busy schedule with an appearance at The Great Escape Festival on 18th May and The Old Blue Last on 27th May.
Olympians EP Adventure Gun is out now via Barely Regal Records. You can buy the EP from the bands Bandcamp page and stream the record now exclusively on The 405.