Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Tall Ships Announce New Shows

The Tall Ships

Brighton based trio, The Tall Ships

Brighton based trio, The Tall Ships, have announced more shows leading on from their rather hectic summer festival schedule.

They are due to fly over to New York to take part in the CMJ Music Marathon as well as having just performed this side of the Atlantic in a few shows dotted around the country.

The boys are also busy in the studio recording their debut album which is being produced by Jamie Field (Tubelord, Colour).

Having only released their first single earlier this year, The Tall Ships have made quite an impression. With their single immediately selling out and already having played such gigs as 2000 Trees, Bestival, Hop Farm and Live at Leeds, this is a band which doesn’t deserve to be brushed aside.

Check out a range of their tracks here.

You can catch The Tall Ships live in London at The Lexington on October 29.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Almanac

Folk sensation Emily Barker is releasing her third album, Almanac, in November. She is also going on her biggest headline tour this month with her band The Red Clay Halo before she spends November on tour supporting Frank Turner.

To celebrate the news of Emily Barker’s soon to be album release and tour, some lovely PR material has been posted out.

Watch her new video for Billowing Sea taken from album, Almanac:

You can also get a free download of Ropes (also taken from Almanac) here and another free download of Emily’s own cover of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face here.

Details of where to catch her on tour are below:

October Tour 2011
Weds 12th- Komedia, Brighton 0845 293 8480
Thurs 13th- Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424 204
Fri 14th- Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth 01453 833 320
Sun 16th- The Jericho, Oxford 01865 311 775
Weds 19th- Phoenix Arts, Exeter 01392 667 080
Thurs 20th- Fibbers, York 08444 77 1000
Fri 21st- Guildhall, Gloucester 01452 503 050
Sat 22nd- Leadmill, Sheffield 01142 212 828
Sun 23rd- The Cluny, Newcastle 01912 304 474
Mon 24th- The Musician, Leicester 01162 510 080
Tues 25th- The Met, Bury 01617 612 216
Thurs 27th- Royal Albert Hall- Elgar Room, London 0845 401 5045
Fri 28th- Bodega, Nottingham 01159 505 078
Sat 29th- Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 01132 752 411
Supporting Frank Turner

Tue Nov 22 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Wed Nov 23 NEWPORT Centre
Thu Nov 24 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri Nov 25 GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat Nov 26 MANCHESTER Apollo
Sun Nov 27 LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

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Zola Jesus – Vessel Video

After the release of Vessel last month Zola Jesus has now revealed her official video for the track.

Vessel is the first video to be taken off her new album, Conatus. It was directed by Jacqueline Castel and filmed in the New Mexican desert. It was inspired by the Sphinx moth who passes through metamorphosis in underground chambers and whose natural habitat is the desert.

The video sees Zola Jesus in dramatic form.

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Dennis Hopper Choppers – Girl Walked Out of Town

Dennis Hopper Choppers

Dennis Hopper Choppers PR shot

Born in what he calls the “sleepy seaside town” of Worthing, West Sussex, who would have thought Ben Hillier of Dennis Hopper Choppers would be producing such alternative folk and country music?

Following the release of their second album, Be Ready, in July of this year, Dennis Hopper Choppers have now unveiled their new single, Girl Walked Out Of Town, along with the official video (below).

Differentiating enormously in style from their earlier single release, All Could Come True, Girl Walked Out Of Town has a much heavier feel to it. At the beginning there seems to be a lot of angst and violence which slowly blends back into the softer side of the band.

Check it out here.

Girl Walked Out Of Town is released November 7 on ITunes and other online outlets.

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Alexi Murdoch – Acoustic Session

After the release of his album, Towards The Sun, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Alexi Murdoch is returning to Europe next month for three UK dates.

Sounding like he could be the reincarnation of John Martyn, Murdoch has one of the most pleasant and easy to listen to voices ever heard.

He’s a true musician producing fantastically written songs with soothing vocals against the nakedness of an acoustic guitar.

Take a listen:

Alexi Murdoch can be seen on the following dates:
24 November: Brighton, The Haunt
25 November: London, Union Chapel
26 November: Glasgow, Captain’s Rest

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Matthew P – She Began to Dance

You know the advert with the catchy song about the girl on the platform? Well I’m going to introduce you to the person who sings it, Matthew P.

Matthew P

Matthew P

The song is called She Began To Dance and it’s the musician’s next single.

You can watch the official video here.

I’ve also found a great acoustic version of what looks like him singing it at home. His voice is perfect and can captivate you even when it’s just him and his banjo performing to the camera.

Matthew P also released a free 4 track EP titled Breakfast EP earlier this year which can be downloaded from if you’re interested.

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