THE DUNWELLS – new single ‘Colour My Mind’

The Dunwells have announced the release of a new EP. Released on December 1st 2017, ‘Colour My Mind’ is a brand new collection of songs, showcasing a new sound for the band.

From concept to record, this EP has been 24 months in the making. Brothers Joe (vocals,
guitar) and David Dunwell (vocal, piano, guitar) decided that they wanted to capture the
sound and personality of the band’s live show in the studio.

With the video released today, lead single and title track ‘Colour My Mind’ has elements of gospel music. Not necessarily religious, but a brightness found in gospel harmony. Where previous releases may have veered toward the melancholy, this is a song designed to make you feel pure joy.

Hailing from Leeds, The Dunwells formed in 2009, drawn together by a mutual love of bands such as Bon Iver, Elbow, and Damien Rice. With their previous single ‘Communicate’ hitting over two million streams on Spotify, two albums and two EPs under their belts, the band are set to enjoy huge success with their upcoming release.

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BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video

BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video for new single included on self-titled debut album out 13.10.17 on Frontiers

Bigfoot are releasing another single from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which is released via Frontiers Music srl on 13th October. ‘Karma’ follows ‘The Fear’, ’Tell Me A Lie’ and ‘Forever Alone’ as the fourth song to be lifted from the record. The band begin a UK tour with a special album launch event in Manchester on 14th October. The full itinerary is as follows :

14.10.17 MANCHESTER Sound Control (album launch event)
19.10.17 WITNEY Fat Lils
26.10.17 LONDON Underworld
28.10.17 GRIMSBY Yardbirds
02.11.17 STOKE Eleven
03.11.17 CARDIFF Fuel
04.11.17 CANNOCK The Station
05.11.17 SOUTH SHIELDS Queen Vic
09.11.17 GLASGOW Hard Rock Cafe
11.11.17 SHEFFIELD Corporation (with Tyketto)
24.11.17 TROON Winterstorm Festival
25.11.17 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele (with Tyketto)

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

Having toured constantly around the UK and performed at festivals including Breakout, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Steelhouse and more, the quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in their home territory. Two successful self-released EP’s also drew the attention of the Naples based rock powerhouse Frontiers Music Srl, who signed them to their roster as fast as they could.

‘The Fear’ was written shortly after the release of the second EP. Sam Millar describes it as “a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over”, while musically Mick McCullagh states that “it is a Jekyll and Hyde type affair. There’s the gnarly, in your face heavy rock guitar side of it, then the melodic, anthemic side with big uplifting vocals. It’s very dynamic, which adds to the tension we were aiming for.”

The video for ‘The Fear’ was shot by Shane Green at The Giffard in Wolverhampton. Tom Aspinall says “we had played there a month or so before and thought the stage would be perfect for the shots we wanted with the idea of it being quite dark and frantic. We’ve worked with Shane in the past and knew he would deliver a fast paced and exciting video.”

The self-titled debut album by Bigfoot is out on 13th October via Frontiers. Co-produced by the band with Justin Richards (who also mixed the record), it consists of eleven songs. The artwork and tracklisting are as follows :

1 Karma
2 The Fear
3 Tell Me A Lie
4 Forever Alone
5 Eat Your Words
6 Prisoner Of War
7 Freak Show
8 I Dare You
9 The Devil In Me
10 Uninvited
11 Yours

This Bigfoot is no myth, but they are about to become legends.

Connect with Bigfoot:
Website bigfootband.co.uk
Facebook facebook.com/bigfootukrock
Twitter twitter.com/bigfootukrock
Instagram instagram.com/bigfootuk
YouTube youtube.com/user/bigfootukrock

Fifty Gigs In A Day: ADAM WAKEMAN & DAMIAN WILSON

Delighted to add Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne/Snakecharmer/Headspace) & Damian Wilson (Headspace/ex-Threshold) who will record a video supporting the work of the  Nordoff Robbins charity which they will share on social media on the day of their Falmouth gig on Feb 9.

ADAM WAKEMAN & DAMIAN WILSON
Thursday 1st February Arts Centre,Washington, Sunderland
Friday 2nd February Backstage @ The Green Hotel Kinross, Scotland
Saturday 3rd February Town Hall Kirton In Lindsey, Lincs
Sunday 4th February The Stables, Milton Keynes
Friday 9th February The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
Saturday 10th February The Accord, Penzance, Cornwall
Thursday 15th February St Pancras Old Church, London
Sunday 18th February Acapela, Pentyrch, Wales
Thursday 22nd February Core Theatre, Solihull, Birmingham
Friday 23rd February St Mary’s Church, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Saturday 24th February Trading Boundaries, Fletching, Sussex
Sunday 25th February Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Thursday 1st March Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Friday 2nd March The Chapel Bath
Sunday 4th March Basement, York
Monday 5th March Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Scotlan

THE FIERCE & THE DEAD live dates

We just wanted let you know about some upcoming UK shows:

DESERTSCENE PRESENTS: MONKEY 3 + TFATD 24th Sept The Borderline, London tickets from:

http://www.desertscene.co.uk/new-events/monkey3-2017

Chaos Theory Presents: The Facemelter ,The Black Heart, Camden, UK w/ Thumpermonkey 6th Oct (last 50 tickets left). Tickets from:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/406245

Also you can get one of the last 100 copies of our second album Spooky Action on CD from here:

https://tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/spooky-action

And our recent live album has a few left on CD here (will sell out soon) :

https://tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-live

Neither of these will be re-printed on CD, so if you want one order now. All sales go to helping us fund the recording of our third album.

Thank you for all your support.

Fifty Gigs In A Day: MARILLION

Extremely chuffed to have Marillion involved and they will be sending a Tweet in support of the Nordoff Robbins charity on February 8, when they will be taking part on Cruise to the Edge. They have just announced UK dates for April in addition to their two sold London shows later this year.

marillion

Smashing it Up: A Decade of Chaos with the Damned by Kieron Tyler

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Omnibus Press [Publication date 12.06.17]

The book focuses on their formation and subsequent first decade, where along with the Clash and the Sex Pistols, were one of the first punk bands. The influence of the band stretches far and wide, be it them taking on support bands who later broke big themselves like Black Flag or having their classic song ‘New Rose’ being covered by Guns ‘N’ Roses. The classic line-up of Dave Vanian (the only ever present throughout the band’s many line-up changes), Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James are all interviewed by the author and often tell a varying version of key events ion the band’s history as you’d expect. They have had a fair few musicians through their ranks including Algy Ward (who went on to form Tank), Paul Gray (later seen in UFO), Jon Moss (Culture Club) and Lemmy often appeared on stage with them.

You find out lots of facts including Captain’s love of cricket (his solo career and hit ‘Happy Talk’ are also covered in depth) and interesting insights to the various offshoots including the Phantom Chords and Naz Nomad and the Nightmares. Plus of course the band were very rock ‘n’ roll with Captain often finishing gigs in the nude, and along with Rat Scabies causing mayhem and damage in recording studios and venues. There are plenty of these tales in the book.

The band suffered from a series of label issues and changing management, yet despite setbacks still managed to record some classic songs and Kieron Tyler is a fan, which helps when he assess the songs and impacts of the albums throughout those first ten years. He is honest in his assessment and makes you want to listen to the songs again

Although the book is looking mainly at the band’s first ten years, Tyler goes onto cover the more recent history of the band although not in as much detail. Good news for Damned fans is a new album is due possibly by the end of year and they show no signs of stopping yet.

Well researched and for once a band biography that includes author interviews with the various current and past members, rather than relying solely on archive interviews. Great read for fans of the band and music in general.

Fifty Gigs In A Day: STEVE HACKETT

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will be kindly plugging Nordoff Robbins charity on next year’s Cruise to the Edge

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(Acoustic shows) Saturday 9/Sunday 10 December – Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green East Sussex, UKTickets

February 2018

Steve Hackett Band

Saturday 3 – Thursday 8 February – Cruise to the Edge, Tampa to Bellize & Costa MayaInformation