PictureHouse have today announced the release of their brand new single “Riptide”. Written by frontman Dave Browne with Swedish songwriter and producer Adam Kviman, Riptide is the first new material the band have released since 2013’s Evolution album.
The record is also the first recording featuring the 4 original members of Dave Browne, Johnny Boyle, Aongus Ralston and Geoff Woods since Karmarama in 1998.
The band recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of their debut album with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall which saw many tributes for the band from luminaries such as Irish President Michael D Higgins and U2 singer Bono.
PictureHouse have announced an acoustic tour with shows in Tallaght and Trim confirmed and more to be added.
“Riptide” is released on May 25th with the track released on all digital platforms.
Bakers Loft, Trim, May 26th
Civic Theatre, Tallaght, June 8th
Plus also –
June 2 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Federal Charm embark on four UK concerts from April 14th. Dates include Open Club in Norwich (April 14) The Louisiana in Bristol (April 22), The Deaf Institute in Manchester (May 12), and the Cluny in Newcastle (May 18). Tickets are now on sale and can be booked from www.seetickets.com/tour/federal-charm or from the 24 hour box office: 08702 183 805.
Very special guest at the Bristol and Newcastle shows is Gabriella Jones featuring Planet Rock radio’s Wyatt Wendels on drums.
Following 2016’s Planet Rock Roadstars co-headline tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock, Stockport’s Federal Charm amicably parted ways with vocalist/guitarist Nick Bowden and drummer Danny Rigg. Paul Bowe (guitar) and LD Morawski (bass) recruited new vocalist and frontman Tom Guyer and drummer Josh Zahler.
Tom Guyer’s powerful and characterful voice led to immediate chemistry as he joined Paul and LD in writing sessions for Federal Charm’s third album (scheduled for release in the fall 2018). His wide vocal range opened up new creative possibilities during song writing and added an exciting and new dynamic that compliments Federal Charm’s exhilarating blues rock sound.
Federal Charm’s new heavy blues rock musical direction and style has organically evolved since the band’s second album Across the Divide (2015). New drummer Josh Zahler adds his own distinctive drumming style and grooves that compliments the band’s pulsating rhythm section.
2017 saw Federal Charm perform play a great number of high profile gigs supporting UFO, Y&T and Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS. These shows introduced the new line-up to old and new fans alike. The band received a fantastic reception. What’s more, fans got a taste of the new direction and musical impact of Federal Charm’s transformation. The success of the band’s live shows and new songs, resulted in the band being picked up by global touring booking agent TKO (Stone Broken, Jared James Nichols, and the Bad Flowers).
Federal Charm have just completed recording their highly anticipated third album. The band are extremely eager to showcase their explosive new sound and new songs on their forthcoming April 2018 UK tour.
FEDERAL CHARM – APRIL-MAY 2018 UK TOUR
*WITH SPECIAL GUEST GABRIELLA JONES FEAT. PLANET ROCK’S WYATT WENDELS
Norwich, Open Club Saturday 14 April
*Bristol, The Louisiana Sunday 22 April
Manchester, The Deaf Institute Saturday 12 May
*Newcastle, The Cluny Friday 18 May
KEEL frontman RON KEEL (Steeler) will have his 2014 solo album Metal Cowboy re-released as Metal Cowboy: Reloaded via EMP Outlaw/EMP Label Group on April 6, 2018 in Europe.
METAL COWBOY RELOADED features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the original independent release, including fan favorites “Just Like Tennessee” and “What Would Skynyrd Do?”.
1. My Bad
2. The Last Ride
3. Just Like Tennessee
4. Dead Man Rockin’
5. What Would Skynyrd Do
6. Singers Hookers & Thieves
7. Wild Forever
8. The Cowboy Road
9. When Love Goes Down
10. Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty
11. Long Gone Bad
12. Three Chord Drinkin’ Song (Live in Studio)
13. My Bad (Radio Version)
After a storied career that began as lead vocalist for Steeler, which would also go on to include guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, and selling millions of records under his eponymous KEEL with classic albums THE RIGHT TO ROCK and THE FINAL FRONTIER (both produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons), Keel veered off into brave new territory with the decidedly Southern Rock/Outlaw Country feel of METAL COWBOY.
Originally released in 2014, METAL COWBOY was a bold new direction for Keel, pulling strongly from the playbook of Country and Southern Rock, while maintaining the powerful Rock edge and unmistakable powerhouse vocals Keel is known for. While Keel had some success in Country and Southern Rock after the dissolution of KEEL (who reunited in 2008), METAL COWBOY definitively established Keel’s musical identity, although its genesis had far deeper roots.
“We (KEEL) recorded a version of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw’ for Penelope Spheeris for the DUDES Movie Soundtrack that also features Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Steve Vai, and Jane’s Addiction. It ended up being a great cult film and I’d love it even if I wasn’t in it. That really was the genesis of the Metal Cowboy – ‘Outlaw’ became my signature song, and ended up featured in the movie twice!”
Keel go on to form RON KEEL BAND, with a new powerhouse band featuring the best players the Midwest has to offer. While sticking to the earthy Southern charms of METAL COWBOY, RKB showcases a new, rich musical fabric for Keel and his bandmates.
Ron Keel Band:
Ron Keel – Lead Vocals/Guitar
DC Cothern – Lead Guitar/Vocals
El Diablo – Bass/Vocals
The Rev – Drums/Vocals
Dakota Scott – Keyboards/Vocals
Thu 22nd PETERBOROUGH ACOUSTIC NIGHT St. Johns Church, Cathedral Sq. 8pm
Thu 29th LONDON Dublin Castle, Camden 8pm
Sat 28th CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Fri 11th WHITLEY BAY Playhouse (supporting KING KING)
Sat. 12th CLITHEROE The Grand Venue (supporting KING KING)
Sat 2nd SOUTH WALES Viking Festival
Thu 21st BILSTON Robin 2 (supporting Steve Gibbons)
Sat 14th OUNDLE Festival
Sun 22nd NORTHAMPTON Sixfields Festival
Thur 26th CAMBRIDGE Rock Festival
Sat 28th PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre SOLD OUT
Debut album details:-
AUSTIN GOLD – “BEFORE DARK CLOUDS”