This week’s New Tunes Guide brings together the best of the cutting edge tracks which Live4ever has presented to you during the past four weeks. Reacquaint yourself with our carefully selected highlights, and catch up with any hidden gems you might have missed!
One of last week’s highlights, play_rewind_eject, is better known as singer songwriter Pete Thompson, who is now well into his own solo career after a decade of recording and touring with his former band. “I didn’t want to make music that just sounded the same as the band I was in so I took an adventure into the world of samples, midi and synths to create something a little bit different,” Thompson said.
A stand-out back at the start of the month, Pylo formed in the spring of 2012 by ‘five young friends from Bath’, released their debut EP ‘Bellavue’ on August 4th, which has been led by the impressively spacious vibe of ‘View’. The band have several UK festival booked before October is out.
These and eight more of our monthly stand-outs can be found by scrolling through our latest compilation, and you can check out previous editions by clicking on the New Tunes Guide logo below.
“London band Lizzie and The Yes Men return with new single Unstoppable, out on August 19th on New York label 100M Records. Recorded and mixed at Vatican Studios, London, the track was co-produced by William Rees from Mystery Jets. Lizzie and the Yes Men are Lizzie Holdforth, Andy Goodman, Keir Greenaway, Brendan Bailey.”
“Pylo’s debut single ‘Enemies’ and its homemade video has amassed over 100,000 views since its posting less than two months ago, resulting in early support from Rob da Bank on BBC R1, an XFM Record of the Week and numerous supporters across BBC 6music and BBC Radio 2.”
“‘All Of The Unknown’ is The Drowning Men’s second album, but their UK debut. The first single to be released from the record is ‘Lost In A Lullaby’ which has already secured plays on 6Music by Radcliffe and Maconie and Steve Lamacq – followed by a win on the station’s Rebel Playlist. The album and single follow The Drowning Men’s USA released ‘Kill The Matador’ EP (2007) and their first album ‘Beheading Of The Songbird’ (2009).”
“Tiny Lights announce the release of ‘Soldiers’, the new single by Lionhall. The single will be released on Monday August 26th and will be available on CD from tinylights.bandcamp.com and digitally from all major digital retailers. ‘Soldiers’ is the follow-up to Lionhall’s debut EP ‘Rhizomes’, which was released on Tiny Lights in April. It is backed with a Razmataz Lorry Excitement remix of Behave and a BBC Introducing session version of Perfect.”
The Altered Hours are a band from Ireland who are heading to the UK in the autumn to play some shows. A self titled EP was released in April through A records. On September 26th they play Sticky Mikes in Brighton with Singapore Sling and on September 27th play the Waiting Room in London UK, again with Singapore Sling.
“After almost 10 years playing in a rock band I had a mountain of untouched songs, ideas and lyrics that I really wanted to work on,” enthuses Pete Thompson who writes, records and performs under the name play_rewind_eject. “I didn’t want to make music that just sounded the same as the band I was in so I took an adventure into the world of samples, midi and synths to create something a little bit different.” The free ‘Never Before but Maybe Again’ album and ‘Chelsea Bikes’ EP were released as free downloads by Oh Mercy! Records and are available from http://www.playrewindeject.com.”
“NYC ‘global soul’ artist Tomas Doncker‘s last release, a Howlin Wolf tribute, was featured twice in The Huffington Post, Indecent Xposure, and even the official Howlin Wolf website. Tomas is performing at SummerStage Festival 2013 in NYC a total of 11 times this year. The new EP ‘Power of the Trinity...A Slight Return’ is being released in support of The Studio Samuel Foundation’s 1Hundred Girls Impact Plan (www.studiosamuel.org), a charity that supports young women in Ethopia.”
“Clear‘s new single, ‘Sunlight’, was made single of the week on Gary Crowley’s Amazing Radio Show. He has also played it on the BBC London Introducing show. The song was produced by Richard Hawley’s producer, Colin Eliot. On drums is Andy Cook who has worked with Finley Quaye and the Longpigs. Clear is a small (3) nucleus of songwriters, Chris, Lloyd and Jools who all write and all sing.”
“The Child of A Creek is Lorenzo Bracaloni – an Italian folk singer songwriter whose new record entitled ‘The Earth Cries Blood’ is out now via Seahorse Recorsings (IT) and distro labels are Seahorse Recordings (IT), Audioglobe (IT), Eclipse Records (US), IODA-ITunes (US), Norman Records (UK), Cold Spring Records (UK).”
“It wasn’t long ago that Russian Gun Dogs were writing and rehearsing in bedrooms. They got to record their songs with Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Robert Plant, Ocean Colour Scene) producing, and also stepped from the bedroom to gigs with Spector, Maximo Park, The View, The Subways, Reverend and The Makers, The Pigeon Detectives, Twisted Wheel, Ash and more. They end this month outdoors again; 30th August Lainfest, Atherston having recently played the main stage of Britain’s biggest free music event – Godiva Festival.”