April 23, 2018

DeiCont | Philips Collective: DeiCont | Philips Collective

The members of improv jazz quintet DeiCont | Philips Collective know ech other quite well, having played in toher combinations as part of Flea Boy Records, an artists-run niche label with landing strips in Amsterdam and New Jersey. Led by bassist Mike DeiCont and trumpet player Allison Philips they set out to roam the back alleys of free-flowing jazz on their self-titled EP.

Guitarist Louis Cohen and drummer Alex Kirkpatrick had not trouble fitting in, due to their collaboration with Mike DeiCont in the jazz power trio Desert Foxx. That left the burden of luring the band out the comfort zone to Allison Philips and second drummer Connor Parks. While there is no real friction, the tension gives the five tracks an edge as they try to follow each other with the on the spot creation of something new and fresh. The gentle opener September No. 1 is a kind of feeler track, but after each player has found a place everything clicks and things reach a peak when they get down and dirty during Louder Together. The listener is a fly on the wall, with a sense of bewilderment giving way to appreciation within the space of few bars.

Alberteen: Hey Joe! b/w Post-Human

English rhythm & noir band Alberteen will release their new double A-side single Hey Joe! b/w Post-Human on April 28th. Hey Joe! is about Leicester playwright Joe Orton and has nothing in common with the likewise named song that was made famous by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Pushed forward by a lazy bass line and tinkling keyboards, they indulge in smart lyrics i.e. namechecking John Lahr's biography Prick Up Your Ears in the chorus. The track has a Sixties psychedelic pop feel with sound effects that bring back to mind another icon from that era, producer Joe Meek.

Post-Human nods to the sound of the Eighties, with slightly muffled vocals. The extended freewheeling coda could have been even longer, had it been designated for a 12" single release. It'a a slice of danceable post-punk thanks to co-producer Angus Wallace (Spiritualized, The Prodigy, The Fall).

April 22, 2018

SPOONFiSH: debut concert in Leiden

SPOONFiSH, the new Anglo-Dutch freak funk band, have announced their debut show. On May 25 they will take the stage @ Muziekhuis QBus in Leiden to perform songs from their forthcoming album The Devils' Delight. Name of the opening act TBA.

Keep your eyes peeled for their first live Video on May 5th. The second single Open Your Head is due for release in June.

Gov't Mule: European tour dates

Blues rock quartet Gov't Mule have announced three dates in Europe, playing shows in Germany, The Netherlands, and the UK.

Live dates:
  • 06/29 Torgau, Germany @ Kulturbastion
  • 06/30 Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
  • 07/01 Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man Fair

» mule.net

April 21, 2018

It's Record Store Day

Get off your ass and buy yourself some music today at your favorite indie retailer with their knowledgeable, friendly staff. Tons of "today only" special (vinyl!) items. It's Record Store Day.

» recordstoreday.com