GINGER WILDHEART solo shows & MUTATION gigs

Ginger Solo
Sat 24th June, Worcester Marrs Bar
Sat 15th July, Sheffield Leadmill, supporting The Levellers
Sat 19th August, London Union Chapel – Songs & Words

Mutation
To celebrate the release of Dark Black, the new album from Mutation, Ginger will be joined by Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) and Denzil (Ginger Wildheart Band, Young Legionnaire) to take the Mutation show out on it’s debut tour of the UK, in the following towns:
Fri 27th October, Leeds Brudenell Social Club (Tickets)
Sun 29th October, Manchester Deaf Institute (Tickets)
Mon 30th October, Glasgow Stereo (Tickets)
Tue 31st October, Newcastle Riverside (Tickets)
Wed 01st November, London Underworld (Tickets)
Thu 02nd November, Cardiff The Globe (Tickets)
Fri 03rd November, Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (Tickets)
Mon 13th November, Osaka Fanj Twice
Tue 14th November, Nagoya Tight Rope
Wed 15th November, Tokyo O-Nest
Thu 16th November, Tokyo O-Nest

Hallowe’en Hootenanny
Sat 28th October, Wolverhampton Slade Rooms

BAD TOUCH & CATS IN SPACE UK tour dates

Two great bands touring later this year and Cats In Space release their second album ‘Scarecrow’ in August 🙂

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BAD TOUCH + MOLLIE MARRIOTT
9/11 Plug, Sheffield
10/11 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
16/11 The Tunnels Bristol
17/11 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
18/11 The Cluny, Newcastle
19/11 The Bodega, Nottingham
23/11 Stereo Glasgow
24/11 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25/11 The Empire Coventry
26/11 O2 Academy Islington London
1/12 The Waterfront Norwich
2/12 The Talking Heads, Southampton

CATS IN SPACE
September
Weds 06 The Borderline, London
Tues 12 The Globe, Cardiff
Weds 13 The Borderline, London
Fri 15 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sat 16 O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sun 17 The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 19 The Haunt, Brighton
Mon 25 G2, Glasgow
Tues 26 O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Weds 27 The Borderline, London
3/12 Planet Rockstock 2017

 

Von Hertzen Brothers announce UK tour & new album titled “VII – War is Over”

Finland’s most acclaimed progressive rock group Von Hertzen Brothers are excited to announce that they will be releasing a new album titled “VII – War is Over” this coming autumn and will be supporting it with an extensive UK tour.

The “War is Over” Tour will kick off at Nottingham Rescue Rooms on Sunday November 5th and will run until Nov 18th at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms and will also include appearances at London’s Garage on Thursday 16th, as well as appearances at Winter rock festivals including Hard Rock Hell & HRH Prog. They will play alongside bands such as Uriah Heap, Magnum, Threshold and many more. Supports for the tour are also due to be announced shortly.

The band are currently locked away in a studio in Helsinki Finland, where they are mixing down the last tracks for their much anticipated new album.

Singer Mikko Von Hertzen says: “ We (The Brothers) are so excited by the songs on our new album. We took a little breather to give space for seeds to sprout and for musical ideas to grow and flourish. So what we now have is a beautiful garden of all different kinds of songs. We feel there is a new fresh magic and energy in this record that we are all extremely excited about and we cannot wait to unleash these songs across audiences in the UK”

NOVEMBER

SUN 5 – NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS, UK

MON 6 – MANCHESTER, REBELLION, UK

TUE 7 – SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL, UK

THU 9- NEWCASTLE, THINK TANK, UK

FRI 10 – GLASGOW, G2

SAT 11 – NORTH WALES, HARD ROCK HELL,UK

SUN 12 – BRISTOL, THE FLEECE

TUE 14 – NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO, UK

WED 15 – SOUTHAMPTON, TALING HEADS, UK

THUR 16 – LONDON, THE GARAGE

FRI 17 – NORTH WALES, HRH PROG 6, UK

SAT 18 – WOLVERHAMPTON, SLADE ROOMS, UK

For more information contact and to buy tickets go to:

http://www.vonhertzenbrothers.com

https://www.facebook.com/vonhertzenbrothersofficial/

To watch the Von Hertzen Bros  video for their single New Day Rising click below.

 

To watch the video to the bands award winning single Flowers and Rust click below

THE DOWLING POOLE UK shows 2017

Get along to see the Dowling Poole, seriously the most musical fun you can have fully clothed…

Ticket links to the only three shows we will play in 2017…

The Marrs Bar, Worcester, Thursday 7 September:https://www.wegottickets.com/event/402602
The Bedford Esquires, Holy Moly, Bedford, Friday 8 September:http://www.wegottickets.com/event/402849
The Borderline, London, Saturday 9 September:http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/…/the-dowling-poole-ticke…/281117

LONELY ROBOT + TILT tour dates

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Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Arena), released their much-anticipated second studio album ‘The Big Dream’ just over a week ago, reaching number 6 in the UK Rock Album chart. Now they are pleased to announce 3 Prog Magazine-sponsored, UK headline dates in August. Joining them on all 3 dates will be TILT, featuring Lonely Robot live band member Steve Vantsis and fellow Fish collaborator Robin Boult, and in London only they will be joined by Southampton’s melodic, progressive trio Kepler Ten.  

The full list of dates can be found below:

18th August – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester w/ TILT

Tickets: https://www.therubylounge.com/

19th August – Islington Assembly Hall w/ TILT & Kepler Ten

Tickets: http://islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/

20th August – Thekla, Bristol w/ TILT

Tickets: http://www.theklabristol.co.uk/ 

Tickets also available here: http://themerchdesk.com/merchdesk/index.php?route=product/category&path=155 

Lonely Robot will be brought to life on stage with Craig Blundell on drums, Steve Vantsis on bass & Liam Holmes on keyboards’  

Prior to that tour, Lonely Robot will headline Trinity Live at Leamington Spa Assembly on the 27th May, alongside Touchstone, Ghost Community, Kim Seviour, Dec Burke Band & A Formal Horse. 

A stunning new video for the most recent single ‘Sigma’ has recently launched here: https://youtu.be/usJwSq9Gudk 

He also recently sat down to discuss each track on the album in detail, and you can find the latest of these chats here: https://youtu.be/5T_763XPg3M 

‘The Big Dream’ has been receiving a great response, and you can find some of the reviews below:

“heavy on drama, big on hooks…quite literally out of this world.” – Prog Magazine

“John won’t be restricted by formula, convention and normalcy. Not with his abundant imagination.” – Powerplay 

Pick up the album on all formats, including special edition digipak CD (including 3 bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP + CD, and digital download here: http://smarturl.it/LonelyRobotTBD 

Following 2015’s acclaimed debut ‘Please Come Home’, ‘The Big Dream’ has a core theme running through it – one that sees The Astronaut, the central character in the Lonely Robot adventure, emerging from a long period in stasis. 

Mitchell explains: “The Astronaut wakes up from a cryogenic sleep but finds he’s no longer in space, and is instead in a woodland area surrounded by a group of strange people with animal heads! It’s a little surreal, a little ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to some extent. This is something of a solipsistic haze, for want of a better description!” 

Mitchell explains more about his Lonely Robot concept: “I have always envisaged the storyline of The Astronaut’s journey evolving over the course of three albums. And I always knew where I wanted to go with the second album – taking The Astronaut away from space and into a strange and unfamiliar environment. Right now, I have no thoughts of what will happen for the third one but I’d better start thinking about it now!” 

“The key inspiration for Lonely Robot comes from my love of science fiction films, and the atmospheric soundtracks that often accompany them – such as Alan Silvestri’s compositions for ‘Contact’ and Clint Mansell’s work for ‘Moon’.” 

LONELY ROBOT online:

www.facebook.com/johnchristianmitchell

www.johnmitchellhq.com

Big Big Train: new Meadowland video

We recently spent a few days at Real World studios and took the opportunity to record and film a live performance of one of the songs on the new Grimspound album. The song is called Meadowland, and if you haven’t yet seen the film it can be watched on our YouTube channel here:

https://youtu.be/mDvZs7puSlI

Here is a new interview with Greg about Grimspound and Big Big Train on Echoes and Dust:

http://echoesanddust.com/2017/04/greg-spawton-from-big-big-train/

And here is a new audio interview with Rikard on Prog Report where Rikard talks about his experiences being part of Big Big Train and his forthcoming Gungfly album:

http://progreport.com/rikard-sjoblom-gungfly-big-big-train-interview/

Grimspound is available now at our official stores:

Burning Shed (for vinyl and CDs):
https://www.burningshed.com/store/bigbigtrain/

The Merch Desk (for merchandise and CDs):
http://themerchdesk.com/merchdesk/index.php?route=product/category&path=87_115

Bandcamp (for hi-resolution 24/96 downloads):
https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com

Grimspound is also available from Amazon and all other good music retailers and for streaming on Spotify and other streaming sites.

After a flurry of recent emails about the new album, this will be the final one from us for a while. We hope to see many of you at the London gigs in the autumn and will have news of gigs in 2018 in the next few months.

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