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Introducing…Stormporter

Stormporter are two story-writing Brits making sweet, soulful, indie pop-rock noise. Tim, from England and Tones, a Scot, came together to share their stories, make sweet music together and share fun times in their adopted country – New Zealand.

Stormporter

Stormporter

Stormporter tell stories through their music; stories about life. We all go through storms in our lives – sometimes exciting, often turbulent and sometimes life-changing. Stormporter believe there will always be someone or something to carry you through the storm.They hope the songs will get under your skin, that you’ll be moved or touched in some way, that the songs will become part of the soundtrack of your life. Perhaps, these songs will somehow help you through life’s storms.

Stormporter are hitting the stage and taking their infectious brand of soulful, indie pop-rock to New Zealand and the world.

Their debut single was released on March 10 and has been well received. The song is ear-worming it’s way across radio airwaves in New Zealand and the video is also being screened on New Zealand national music television (C4 and Juice TV).

The debut single, Find Yourself and their second single (due for release late April) were produced by Kiwi legend, Ben King (Goldenhorse, Grand Rapids). King also contributed bass on the songs. You’ll also hear Matthias Jordan (Pluto, Gin Wigmore) tinkling on the keys and cooking up some crazy big Hammond organ sounds. Adam Tobeck (Jesse Sheehan) is grooving on the drums and the sultry sounds of Haddon Smith (The Checks, Ruby Frost) on horns.

Stormporter’s sound and the influence for their songs are rooted in British Mod culture and the idea for the video for Find Yourself was inspired by the Northern Soul movement, born out of Northern England back in the late 60s/early 70s.

The result of this is a sweet and unique, soulful, grooving indie pop-rock sound and a vibe that will get you up out of your seats.

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Stereogum Premieres Dr Dog’s Video For Single, Distant Light

The renowned Philly rock group Dr. Dog debuted their new video via  Stereogum.com yesterday. The clip is for the band’s song Distant Light from their latest album B-Room and offers an appropriately psychedelic kaleidoscope of imagery for the track. The video was directed by Aaron Hymes who has previously worked with Broken Bells, Booker T. Jones, Raphael Saadiq among others.

A revered live act whose shows the New York Times Magazine described as “feeling as if you’re at the best house party ever,” Dr. Dog is currently touring North American in support of B-Room. The Village Voice recently said of the band: “the sextet dabble in DIY oddities that continually recall their forebearers — Dylan, the Dead, even Simon & Garfunkel at times — but still manage to stamp their own inky sound across the top of it all.”

The band’s latest powerfully mines and expands upon the surrounding landscape of Philadelphia soul. Captured primarily live in-studio, the rollicking groove and beloved musical interchange which has highlighted the band’s concerts resonates throughout the album.

You can catch Dr Dog live on the following dates:
31 Jan 14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
01 Feb 14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
03 Feb 14 – Madison Theatre – Cincinnati, OH **
05 Feb 14 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI **
06 Feb 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
07 Feb 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN **
08 Feb 14 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
19 Feb 14 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
20 Feb 14 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX **
21 Feb 14 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
22 Feb 14 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX **
24 Feb 14 – Crescent – Phoenix, AZ **
25 Feb 14 – Crescent – Phoenix, AZ **
26 Feb 14 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA **
27 Feb 14 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA **
28 Feb 14 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA **
01 March 14 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA **
03 March 14 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR **
04 March 14 – Venue – Vancouver, BC **
05 March 14 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA **
07 March 14 – Complex – Salt Lake City, UT **
08 March 14 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO **
10 March 14 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS **
11 March 14 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE **
12 March 14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO **
14 March 14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

** – With Saint Rich

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