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SOS 'A Challenge to the Dark' EP

Glaswegian five-piece, SOS released their debut EP 'A Challenge to the Dark' towards the end of last year. The EP boasts a spectacular array of songs with blistering anthems in tow ('Today's the Day' and title track/lead single 'A Challenge to the Dark'), instantly memorable melodies with contagious vocals and catchy, exhilarating hooks packing a real punch. Previous single, the gnarly toe-tapper 'Carry on Suzie' has a relentless, driving melody coupled with bold, ballsy lyrics making it a definite earworm. 'Under the Moonlight' is dark, stirring and wonderfully emotive whilst full-bodied closer, 'Hometown' is melancholic and lyrically brilliant.

Particular highlight for me, personally is 'Carry on Suzie' you can check out the video here.

Check out my full soundfreak EP review here and keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming Soundfreak interview with the splendid SOS...coming very soon!

News Posted: Tue 5 Feb '13 11:53     By: Wendy

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100 influential albums

A list of 100 of the most influential albums of all time. Very few people own 70 or more. Take the test and see how you do,if you think you're hard enough here.

News Posted: Tue 5 Feb '13 11:45     By: Wendy

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Watch Pulp performing 'After You' Jonathan Ross show

So, Pulp are back and what a return they've made. Produced by James Murphy, new single 'After You' is packed full of hefty disco tinged indie beats and is rather splendid. Watch Pulp perform 'After You' live on the Jonathan Ross show, the band's first TV appearance in 10 years here.

News Posted: Tue 5 Feb '13 11:30     By: Wendy

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Plump DJs Announce Free Remix Of Skee-Lo's 'I Wish'

Andy Gardner and Lee Rous, otherwise known as Plump DJs, are back in the driving seat and dominating the dance scene with their distinctive ‘impossible to pigeonhole’ sound.

To celebrate the release of the third and final EP to be taken from their forthcoming compilation, DIRTY WEEKEND, Plump DJs are giving away their own take on the 90’s Hip Hop classic ‘I Wish’ by Skee-Lo. The remix has stormed the duo’s sets at Wickerman, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown and shows across North America.

Currently being supported by the links of Stanton Warriors, Lady Waks, A.Skillz and Krafty Kuts, this remix is rapidly becoming the most requested track during Plump DJs sets.

Check it out here click here for the free download.

News Posted: Tue 11 Sep '12 12:42     By: Wendy

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SOS 'A Challenge to the Dark' single and launch party news

Glasgow's SOS have released the second single 'A Challenge to the Dark' from forthcoming EP, check out the video link below
click here to watch the video for 'A Challenge to the Dark'. It's more epic sounds from one of Glasgow's most promising bands and a cracking follow-up to equally impressive first EP single 'Carry On Suzie'.

Already creating major waves in Glasgow's bustling indie scene, SOS have toured with Glasvegas and supported Mona and TOY. They also have some dates coming up with Two Wounded Birds and Peace. Dates are as follows:

SEP 15 - THE ART SCHOOL, GLASGOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE SUNDANCE SHATTER & GERRY CINNAMON
OCT 7 - W/ TWO WOUNDED BIRDS, EDINBURGH
OCT 8 - W/ TWO WOUNDED BIRDS, GLASGOW

SOS 'A CHALLENGE TO THE DARK' single launch Sat 15th Sep at the Art School doors open 8pm - 11.45pm, tickets are £6 at the door...

"We will be running a night to celebrate the launch of our 2nd single from our forthcoming EP and will be joined by very special guests THE SUNDANCE SHATTER, THE LITTLE ILLUSIONS and GERRY CINNAMON. Remember when we used to say, we don't give a fuck, we'll do it anyway...A CHALLENGE TO THE DARK!"

News Posted: Tue 11 Sep '12 12:28     By: Wendy

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Download Dinosaur Jr's 'Watch the Corners' - album taster!

On September 17th 2012 Dinosaur Jr will be releasing a new album entitled ‘I Bet On Sky’ through [PIAS].

There is nothing quite like a Dinosaur Jr. album. The best ones are always recognizable from the first notes. And even though J tries to trip us up by smearing “Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know” with keyboards, it’s clear from the moment he starts his vocals that this is the one and only Dinosaur Jr.

I Bet on Sky is the third Dinosaur Jr. album since the original trio – J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph – reformed in 2005. It marks the band’s 10th studio album since their debut on Homestead Records in 1985. The trio has taken everything they’ve learned from the various projects they tackled over the years, and poured it directly into their current mix. J’s guitar approaches some of its most unhinged playing here - this is head-bobbing riff-romance at the apex. Lou’s basswork has more melody now as well, although his two songs on I Bet on Sky retain the jagged rhythmic edge that has so often marked his work. And Murph…well, he still pounds the drums as hard and as strong as a pro wrestler, with deceptively simple structures that manage to interweave themselves perfectly with his bandmates’ melodic explosions.

The tracklisting is:
1.Don't Pretend You Didn't Know 2. Watch The Corners 3. Almost Fare 4. Stick A Toe In 5. Rude 6. I Know It Oh So Well 7. Pierce The Morning Rain 8. What Was That 9. Recognition 10. See It On Your Side

I Bet On Sky, their first since the 2009 album Farm, and is a true and worthy addition to the Dinosaur Jr. discography, brilliantly imprinted with the trio’s magical equation. For a combo that began as anomalous fusion of hardcore punk and pop influences, Dinosaur Jr. have proven themselves to be unlikely masters of the long game.
click here to download 'Watch the Corners' - a mouthwatering taster for the new album.

News Posted: Tue 17 Jul '12 11:56     By: Wendy

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The Invisible tour/single news

THE INVISIBLE - ANNOUNCE OCTOBER UK TOUR / ‘WINGS’ SINGLE OUT THIS WEEK / DOWNLOAD FLOATING POINTS REMIX

On 17th May, Dave Okumu, survived a life threatening electrocution while playing in Lagos, Nigeria. As a result, the band had to cancel all live engagements for the foreseeable future. Luckily, Dave has made a speedy recovery and the band are delighted to announce the following October dates:

Sat 13th Oct - LIVERPOOL, Studio 2
Sun 14th Oct - GLASGOW, Captain's Rest
Mon 15th Oct - MANCHESTER, Soup Kitchen
Tue 16th Oct - LEEDS, Nation Of Shopkeepers
Wed 17th Oct- LONDON, Corsica Studios

DOWLOAD FLOATING POINTS REMIX OF ‘WINGS’
Originally conceived by Dave Okumu, singer/guitarist with The Invisible, as a break-up song, “Wings” was transformed into something else by the death of his mother. The result is classic Invisible – a driving beat, warm bass and a vocal and melody of such subtlety that the result is at once achingly sad and strangely uplifting.

Remix duties are dealt with by Floating Points. Never one to shy away from the epic, Sam Shepherd stetches out the original, adds gently swinging electronic drums and subtle ambient touches, all of which draw the focus back to the quality of the songwriting.

http://ninjatune.net/the-invisible/

‘WINGS’ is out this week, and is taken from the band’s album ‘RISPAH’ which is out now on Ninja Tune. click here to watch the video for 'Wings'

News Posted: Tue 17 Jul '12 11:42     By: Wendy

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The Burning Crows EP/tour news

The Burning Crows have recently unveiled their lavish musical mayhem with their aptly named "Never Had It So Good" EP...

After spending innumerable hours on the road and playing countless shows to master their craft, the band recently took some time out to record at the world famous Rockfield Studios.

With the EP being Produced and Mixed by Nick Brine (The Darkness/Bruce Springsteen/Oasis) and with Keith Weir (The Quireboys/Def Leppard) making a guest appearance on keys, it seems that some of Rock's biggest players are starting to join the ever growing queue to get behind the band.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed studio efforts, the hotly tipped rockers set out on their first headline tour of the UK. Showcasing a sound that lands Britrock firmly back in the contemporary mainstream, the band bring a style and swagger to the stage that has earned them the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on the scene today.

You can catch the band play The Cathouse, Glasgow on 7th Sep. click here for more info on the band and to watch video for 'Slow Up, Get Down'.

News Posted: Tue 17 Jul '12 11:34     By: Wendy

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SOS new single launch, this Fri (22nd June), Stairway, Glasgow

Be sure to check out SOS new Facebook band page and hear cracking new single 'Carry On Suzie' (taken from forthcoming EP 'A Challenge To The Dark'). 'Carry On Suzie' single launch party takes place this Friday at Stairway, Glasgow with special guests The Snuts and Somatic. Doors open 7.30pm and tickets are only a fiver (http://www.tickets-scotland.com/). Get involved....SOS are coming! http://www.facebook.com/SOSarecoming

News Posted: Mon 18 Jun '12 12:20     By: Wendy

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SOS @ Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow Fri 25th May

SOS play NICE N SLEAZY on Friday 25th May and will be joined by special guests The Tenemants and The Little Illusions.

The band will be filming the night as well so get down early and get involved...expecting a busy one! Doors open 8pm and it's £6 on the door.

SOS have recently been in London putting finishing touches to some new tracks so this is a perfect excuse to hear some of it in a cracking wee venue.
click here for more info on the band.

News Posted: Thu 24 May '12 15:20     By: Wendy

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