Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR FOR EARLY 2015

VIDEO LINK: "Good Things” http://bit.ly/1snOf2e

"They craft near-perfect garage-rock songs to hang the thrills and frills from." - Kerrang!
"A powerhouse of big riffed rock ‘n’ roll" - Q Magazine
"..a cavalcade of fuzzy, hulking riffs, swinging psychedelic grooves and hollered vocals" - Mojo
"Sun kissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band’s soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore… If you thrilled to the Black Keys it’s time to meet your new favourite band" - The Guardian
"..sheer unadultarated greatness" - Classic Rock

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are currently winding up the UK leg of their European tour, and are delighted to announce they will be heading back in March and April 2015 which will see them headline the prestigious Roundhouse in London.  Tickets go on sale THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014 – 10AM.

The band recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, following another TV appearance in the USA on the Late Show with David Letterman and a phenomenal performance at the star-studded Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in LA.  They also fitted in a last minute support slot with Lenny Kravitz at Wembley Arena.

With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul, the new RIVAL SONS album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine as well as hitting the Top 20 albums of the year in Kerrang magazine. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using '50s gear borrowed from Sun studios, acknowledging their heritage, but always having their eyes and ears focussed on the 21st Century.

There will be a new RIVAL SONS single in January 2015. ‘Good Things’  is a stroll through the land of possibilities that highlights the soulful melodies of enigmatic singer Jay Buchanan, shows off the signature guitar tones of Scott Holiday whilst the powerhouse rhythm section of Michael Miley on drums and the sultry grooves of Dave Beste on bass pin the whole song down.

March 2015
Sat 28 Leeds Academy, UK      
Sun 29 Liverpool Academy, UK     
Mon 30 Glasgow Academy, UK      

April 2015
Wed 1 London Roundhouse, UK      
Fri 3 Nottingham Rock City, UK     
Sat 4 Southampton, Guildhall UK
April 5 Passpop Festival, Schijndel, Netherlands
Tues 7 Brussels AB, Belgium
Wed 8 Hengelo Metropolo, Netherlands
Thurs 9 Hannover Capitol, Germany
Sat 11 Trondheim Samfundet, Norway
Sun 12 Oslo Centrum Scene, Norway
Mon 13 Aarhus Vox Hall, Denmark
Tues 14 Berlin Heimathafen, Germany
Thurs 16 Bern Bierhubeli, Switzerland
Fri 17 Strasbourg Artefact Festival, France
Sat 18 Lille Paradis Artificiel Festival, France
Sun 19 Nantes Stereolux, France
Tues 21 Bordeaux Rocker de Palmer, France
Wed 22 Toulouse Bikini, France
Sat 25 Monsters Of Rock Festival Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mon 27 Lyon Ninkasi Kao, France
Thurs 30 Lucerne Schurr, Switzerland

'Great Western Valkyrie' is available now and stormed into the charts around the world upon its release.  Available on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14 - or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rivalsons-iTunes

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
kas@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS EURO PRESS - DAN TOBIN
dan@earache.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

EX-EVILE GUITARIST OL DRAKE MIXING SOLO ALBUM WITH JAMES MURPHY; ARTWORK REVEALED

Former EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE is currently mixing his debut solo album with producer and former DEATH/OBITUARY/TESTAMENT guitarist JAMES MURPHY.

The six-string shredder has been working on his first album of extreme instrumental music, which was recorded in the guitarist's home studio and is due to be released in 2015 under the title 'Old Rake'.

View the album's cover art, created by 5fingerz, at http://bit.ly/1zfgLZ1

OL DRAKE comments:

"Finally, I can reveal the artwork I've had for the 14 months I've spent finding my feet, laughing at the artwork, writing and recording this album.  Fans took to calling me 'Old Rake' instead of 'Ol Drake' and it kind of stuck, so I thought I'd honour their hugely creative moving of one letter by calling this solo debut 'Old Rake' by 'Ol Drake' and creating a logo (by Chris Gunnz) for the 'Ol Drake' album saying 'Old Rake'; confusing, no?  Thought not.

"I'm honoured to have the great James Murphy mixing the album.  Since I was a teenager I've been a fan of James' playing in Testament, Obituary and Death, so having worked with him on this has had the 16-year old in me shouting strange noises at me in my head.  You shan't be disappointed!  Especially if you're a guitarist.

"The album was produced by myself and James.  It has been recorded in my home studio, 'StudiOliveR' in Huddersbottom (I moved from Huddersfield to Ramsbottom in Bury amidst recording it) and it is now in the capable hands of Mr. James Murphy; he's currently mixing it to shred-y perfection.

"In the album art, I wanted to show me raking lots of people up with a rake, because that seemed to make sense at the time.  It doesn't now but it's still funny.  I didn't want a stock picture of me holding a guitar as if to say 'Hey guys, I'm here holding a guitar and this is my album'.  I hope you enjoy it, and your support on its release will be hugely appreciated."

Listen to a demo version of one of the tracks due to be featured on the album, "Spaceship Janitor", at http://youtu.be/Dtz4HrAW_yM

Check out OL DRAKE's previous work with his former band EVILE in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/evile or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/evile

Get more OL DRAKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.oldrake.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theoldrake
Twitter - http://twitter.com/old_rake


EARACHE PRESS
E-mail: emma@earache.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KAGOULE PREMIERES NEW TRACK 'GUSH' ON NME.COM

Nottingham alt-rockers KAGOULE have teamed up with NME.com for the premiere of a brand new track.

The fast-rising teenage trio's new song, 'Gush', is described by NME as "a constantly transforming track that mixes clever time signatures with bold dynamics and a baffling burst into life in the major key".

Listen to 'Gush' now on NME.com at http://bit.ly/1BwZr4X

KAGOULE are currently working with producer Ross Orton (ARCTIC MONKEYS) on their as-yet untitled debut album, which is due to be released next year on Earache Records.  The band have already earned the support of NME, BBC Radio and the Guardian, as well as garnering an incredible live reputation, having been asked to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Don't miss KAGOULE live at the following shows:

Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Dome
Dec. 12 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Dec. 13 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Dec. 20 - London, UK - Old Blue Last
Dec. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Stuck On A Name Studios

Get KAGOULE's 'It Knows It/Adjust the Way' limited edition 7" vinyl now at http://www.earache.com/kagoule

Get more KAGOULE news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Kagoule


KAGOULE PRESS - JOE PARRY
Division Promotions
E-mail: joe@divisionpromotions.com
Phone: +44(0)208-962-8282

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

RISING UK BAND KAGOULE ANNOUNCE NEW EP - RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY VIA GOOGLE PLAY

Fast rising alt. rock band KAGOULE have announced their Adjust The Way EP, which is available to download exclusively via Google Play’s new music series Antenna in the USA until December 31st.

The EP features a brand new mix of the track 'Adjust The Way' by Ross Orton, producer of the ARCTIC MONKEY’s acclaimed 2013 album, AM. Ross approached KAGOULE after witnessing them live in Sheffield and is now confirmed to be working the band on their forthcoming debut album, due for release next year.

Get the song 'Adjust The Way' free in the Google Play Antenna monthly sampler at http://bit.ly/120wkYH (US only) and download the full EP at http://bit.ly/1Gf0F2K

Evoking the late '80s DC post-hardcore of FUGAZI, the fuzzy grunge of MUDHONEY and huge blast of current bass heavy guitar rock, KAGOULE have the spirited attitude to back up their prodigious recordings. Despite not yet being out of their teens, KAGOULE have garnered an incredible live reputation, having been asked to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and supporting acts including MERCHANDISE, SEBADOH, METZ and ICEAGE. In the past year the band have been supported by the likes of the Guardian and NME, as well as having their track 'It Knows It' playlist on national radio by BBC Introducing.

KAGOULE recently signed to legendary label Earache Records and are putting the finishing touches to their debut album, scheduled for release 2015.

Kagoule - Adjust The Way EP tracklisting
1. Adjust The Way (Ross Orton mix)
2. It Knows It
3. Blue Sun

Get more KAGOULE news and info:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Kagoule


KAGOULE PRESS - JOE PARRY
Division Promotions
E-mail: joe@divisionpromotions.com
Phone: +44(0)208-962-8282

Thursday, December 04, 2014

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCE SIGNING SESSION AT PORTSMOUTH'S PIE & VINYL

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have confirmed a signing session at Pie & Vinyl in Southsea, Portsmouth during the band's upcoming UK tour.

RIVAL SONS will be stopping by to greet fans on Monday, 8th December at 5pm in the unique record store cafe, which offers customers a delicious blend of old-fashioned British comfort foods with the audio flavourings of vinyl records, all housed together in a stylish and cosy location.

View the flyer at http://bit.ly/15Qtfwr

Get more information about Pie & Vinyl at http://www.pieandvinyl.co.uk

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in the UK at the following shows:

Dec. 06 - London, UK - Wembley Arena (w/ LENNY KRAVITZ)
Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

View the UK tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1nvwkpW

RIVAL SONS are touring in support of their new album, 'Great Western Valkyrie', which has just been rated as the number 1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine and is available now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14

Check out the band's new single, "Good Things", at http://youtu.be/PPNQHPf0OZo

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com

RIVAL SONS 'GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE' RATED NUMBER 1 ALBUM OF 2014 BY CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

Great Western Valkyrie, the latest album from Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS, has been rated as the number 1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine.

Adding yet another accolade to an already-impressive list of achievements for the year, RIVAL SONS beat the likes of ROBERT PLANT, AC/DC, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, THE BLACK KEYS and many more to claim the top spot in the esteemed magazine's Top 50 Albums of the Year.

"What they created in Great Western Valkyrie - the depth, the power, the soulfulness - is music of a timeless quality." - Classic Rock

The honour follows the band's recent performance at the star-studded Classic Rock awards in LA last month, alongside TV appearances on both the Late Show with David Letterman in the USA and Later... with Jools Holland in the UK, reaching millions of households on both sides of the Atlantic in the process.

Read the full feature in issue 205 of Classic Rock magazine, available in stores now.

Get Great Western Valkyrie now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14 or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-itunes

Check out RIVAL SONS' new single, "Good Things", at http://youtu.be/PPNQHPf0OZo

RIVAL SONS are currently in the midst of a European headlining tour, with the final leg due to kick off in the UK next Monday.  Don't miss them at the following shows:

Dec. 04 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Dec. 05 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
Dec. 06 - London, UK - Wembley Arena (w/ LENNY KRAVITZ)
Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1lNPS9Q

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info:

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons


RIVAL SONS UK PRESS - KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com

USA TOUR PRESS - CHRIS PACIFICO
E-mail: RabbleRouserPublicity@gmail.com
Phone: +1(917)929-2098

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE RELEASE ACOUSTIC VIDEO LIVE FROM GOOGLE/YOUTUBE HQ

Watch the new acoustic video by BLACKBERRY SMOKE featuring one of the three free acoustic songs being given away with the pre-order of their new album ‘Holding All the Roses’ on the 9th February 2015 via Google Play.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE were recently guests at Google HQ in London, on a traditional rustic, deep-south cabin set, created by Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth), where they performed 3 songs for exclusive release via Google Play and an in-depth interview.  The first of these videos; ‘Ain't Much Left Of Me’ taken from their previous album ‘The Whippoorwill’ is available to watch now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paXXi0jzp8U

Pre-order the new album ‘Holding all the Roses’ from Google Play with 3 exclusive acoustic bonus tracks here:
http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-google

'Holding All the Roses' is available to pre-order in an array of collectible formats, including a signed CD, various CD/t-shirt bundles, delicious coloured vinyl versions, plus a special limited edition box set which can be pre-ordered over at http://www.earache.com.bbs

The album is also available to pre-order now from the following stores:
iTunes (with exclusive bonus track "Pearls") - http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes
Amazon UK - http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-amazon
Amazon Germany exclusive box set with leather wallet - http://bit.ly/BBS-DE-BOXSET

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:
Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'LET ME HELP YOU (FIND THE DOOR)'

Southern rock's hottest property, BLACKBERRY SMOKE have launched a lyric video for "Let Me Help You (Find the Door)", taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album, 'Holding All the Roses', set for release on 9th February 2015 through Earache Records.

Check out the video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/vRXHrWhIIyE or on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/112062756

Produced by studio legend Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES), 'Holding All the Roses' follows the band's double live album/DVD set, 'Leave a Scar: Live in North Carolina', which romped into the UK national album chart at #35, and February 2014's UK Top 30 album, 'The Whippoorwill'.  The album cycle saw the five-piece make three visits to the UK, with each batch of dates selling out in advance, even with numerous upgraded venues.

With plaudits across the board from MOJO, Classic Rock, The Guardian and The Times, the future for BLACKBERRY SMOKE looks exciting.  Plans are underway for a live return next summer.  Watch this space.

'Holding All the Roses' is available to pre-order in an array of collectible formats, including a signed CD, various CD/t-shirt bundles, delicious coloured vinyl versions, plus a special limited edition box set which can be pre-ordered over at http://www.earache.com.bbs

The album is also available to pre-order now from the following stores:

iTunes (with exclusive bonus track "Pearls") - http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes
Google Play (with 3 exclusive acoustic bonus tracks) - http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-google
Amazon UK - http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-amazon
Amazon Germany exclusive box set with leather wallet - http://bit.ly/BBS-DE-BOXSET

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
E-mail: michelle@cosanostrapr.com