February 18, 2020

The Presidents Of The United States Of America: raising funds for vinyl release of self-titled debut album

Energetic rock trio The Presidents of the United States of America are no longer a working band, but they won't miss the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album. They have launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a long overdue vinyl release (fact check: it was released on vinyl in Europe 1995 and by a label in Spain as well). Their home market had to make due with CD's and cassettes.

We are post-rock-band. While we remain friends and enjoy frequent lunches together, we have no label, no management, no infrastructure, no "team". That's OK though! We don't need any of that stuff!*** Thanks to INTERNET and whatnot the music is out there for anyone who wants to hear it (that's my vague understanding of INTERNET.)

Jo Carley And The Old Dry Skulls: tour dates

London based Jo Carley And The Old Dry Skulls have announced a ton live dates, playing shows in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy promoting their Shake Them Rattlin’ Bones album: "a steaming broth of cabaret, blues, ska, Veudeville, voodoo and skiffle. Horror stories are the main course, with a side orders of sex, trouble, and all-night parties".

February 17, 2020

Billie Williams: "You" video

Watch the new Billie Williams video for You, a funky blues track from her Hell to Pay album: "All anger and politics aside she is powerful singer, who can bring the house down and commandeer the spotlights amidst the members of her kick-ass band. Hell to Pay is entertainment with a message. She doesn't take shit from anybody, but she knows damn well that, in order to get people to listen to the words, getting them to dance and singalong as well is a sure fire recipe to capture their attention".

The clip was directed by William Murray.

» billiewilliamsmusic.com

HCTF review of Hell to Pay.

Honey Lung: Be My Friend

Fuzzy shoegaze quartet Honey Lung wave their lo-fi flag on their new single Be My Friend, while they tackle existentialism and youthful uncertainty about trying to impress someone in the lyrics - timeless subjects served on a plate of scuzzy guitars and in-your-face bass and drums. Singer Jamie Batten insist it's all ironic and a bit of fun. Yeah, right. The London band make feeling down sounding quite good.

February 16, 2020

Cover Me: Fast Enough For You

Watch Holly Bowling tackle Phish classic ast Enough For You live @ Whisper Dome in Schenectady, NY - October 21st, 2018.

» hollybowling.com
» phish.com