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Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Transistors, Sean Flinn & The Royal We and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Transistors, Sean Flinn & The Royal We and more

Posted on 26 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

New Tunes Guide highlights this week come from New Zealand band Transistors and Portland’s Sean Flinn & The Royal We.

Transistors‘ new single ‘Professional’ is taken from their ‘Is This Anything’ album. With tongue firmly placed in cheek, the band have said in a statement: “We are a professional band. This is us being professional at a professionally organised show attended by industry professionals.”

Sean Flinn formed The Royal We in 2010 after spending time on the Portland music scene with the likes of Y La Bamba, Nick Jaina, and Jolie Holland. After a rotating cast of band members, the line-up eventually settled with Adam Mack on drums, Arthur C. Lee on guitar/keys and Richard Bennett on bass. The album ‘The Lost Weekend’ was released earlier this month.

To celebrate another month of great music, the Live4ever Ezine is very excited to partner with Manchester’s Ei8htball to offer one lucky reader a new pair of their EX811 in-earphones! Once you’ve been through this week’s tracks, check out all the competition details below.

Live4ever's Essential Listening: The Tracks Of 2014...So Far

Live4ever’s Essential Listening: The Tracks Of 2014…So Far

Posted on 23 Jul 2014 at 5:01am

Live4ever has already showcased well over 200 breaking artists during 2014, and now we’ve dipped back in to New Tunes Guide highlights, track reviews, Presents features and video premieres to revisit just 25 of the many brilliant tracks to have passed through our radar section so far this year.

Live4ever’s Essential Listening is here to share, not preach! An interactive celebration of rock and roll where your favourites can contribute. Make sure your stand-out tracks of the year so far get a deserved mention by leaving a comment below.

 

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Active Set, The Distant Sun and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Active Set, The Distant Sun and more

Posted on 19 Jul 2014 at 6:33am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide is led this week by LA’s Active Set and Texan natives The Distant Suns.

Active Set have returned with the new track ‘Shut Em Down’ after an uncertain period following the departure of founding guitarist Johnty Thompson in 2013 put the band’s future in doubt. Perhaps as a result, songwriter Matthew Stolarz has described their latest release as, ‘Possibly the saddest song I’ve written’.

The Distant Sun hail from San Antonio in Texas and have a sound which has been compared to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver and Pearl Jam. They are the New Tunes Guide’s highlighted Reverb Nation artist for this week.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. The Black Angels, Battlehounds and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. The Black Angels, Battlehounds and more

Posted on 12 Jul 2014 at 5:49am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide is back this week with the very welcome return of The Black Angels, and newcomers Battlehounds.

The Black Angels are about to give ‘Clear Forest Lake’, which was originally put out in limited form for this year’s Record Store Day, a full release on July 21st. “After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake,” guitarist Christian Bland says.

Battlehounds tracked their new song ‘Ghost Mountain’ in Adelaide, and undertook mastering sessions with the Grammy Award winning Gavin Lurssen. The single is out on July 18th through Mirador Records, and is set to be followed by an EP at the start of next year.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. White Reaper, The Electric Sunkings and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. White Reaper, The Electric Sunkings and more

Posted on 05 Jul 2014 at 5:44am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide has highlights this week from White Reaper, of Louisville, Kentucky, and The Electric Sunkings.

White Reaper released their debut EP on June 24th. They were formed by Tony Esposito (vocals/guitar) and twin brothers Nick (drums) and Sam Wilkerson (bass), and are forging a reputations as a must-see live act.

The Electric Sunkings hail from Victoria in Australia and consist of guitarist-vocalist Chris Barbetti, bassist John Finch, keyboard player Sean Bellingham and drummer Dylan Jones. They count artists from Pink Floyd to Chick Corea as chief inspirations.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever Presents: ...And The Hangnails

Live4ever Presents: …And The Hangnails

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 9:59am

Never underestimate the power and potential of a lo-fi garage-rock-revival duo; to do so would be foolish if listening to …And the Hangnails‘ latest gem ‘You & I’.

A tune about wrestling with yourself, combating the uncertainties you face when that glance in the mirror is unsure of what’s casted back. Combine those ideas with loud, guttural guitars and a bombastic drum explosion, and the results are quite magnificent.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Allah-Las, Annie Eve and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Allah-Las, Annie Eve and more

Posted on 21 Jun 2014 at 4:22am

The highlights of this week’s New Tunes Guide are provided by California’s Allah-Las and singer-songwriter Annie Eve.

Allah-Las hail from Los Angeles and will release the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled debut album later this year. ‘Worship The Sun’ is out on September 15th and was produced by the band along with Dan Horne and Nick Waterhouse. Annie Eve has her debut album ‘Sunday 91′ released on August 11th. The LP was written by Eve with performances from her backing band which includes Jack Pattison on slide guitar, accordionist Jess Sawers-Warren, on drums Oli Dacombe and Will Hughes on bass.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. And The Hangnails, Jake Evans and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. And The Hangnails, Jake Evans and more

Posted on 14 Jun 2014 at 4:16am

New Tunes Guide highlights this week are provided by York’s …And The Hangnails and singer-songwriter Jake Evans.

…And The Hangnails have their new single ‘You and I’ out ahead of a new album due this summer. The band’s vocalist and guitarist Martyn Fillingham takes up the story on the making of the video: “It was at this house-party gig we’ve been co-running at a friend’s terraced house in Leeds. There were hundreds of people there; all the rooms were full. Girls were dancing, guys were beating each other up, and people were crowd-surfing. It was awesome. I didn’t think people actually had house parties like this until we first played one of these shows. I’m looking forward to the next one!”

Jake Evans has had his new track ‘This Is Life’ played on XFM and will support former Doves man Jimi Goodwin in Manchester later this month. Also, don’t miss Evans live at the This Feeling club night in London tonight (June 14th).

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Review: VerseChorusVerse - 'VerseChorusVerse'

Review: VerseChorusVerse – ‘VerseChorusVerse’

Posted on 07 Jun 2014 at 4:30am

Following the solo forays of someone who has been in a successful band is often an exercise based on previous exposure to their music.

Think of Ian Brown as an example; although the great man has achieved an amazing amount of solo success he has been noted as saying, in interview, that without the cult following of The Stone Roses his solo career probably wouldn’t have taken off like it did.

However, in reference to Tony Wright‘s work for those who have never heard anything by And So I Watch You From Afar, this doesn’t essentially matter. For although the songs of debut solo album ‘VerseChorusVerse‘ have a similar intensity, that’s really where the similarities end.

‘VerseChorusVerse’ is quite a mixed bag. The quality of the songs remains consistently good throughout, and the tunes veer between the jaunty, jiggy end of folk, almost entering thigh slapping territory, to the intimate and maudlin.

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Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Alvvays, Oxford Style and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Alvvays, Oxford Style and more

Posted on 07 Jun 2014 at 4:01am

June is here and after last week’s Camden Rocks Special guest edited by Nine Black Alps the New Tunes Guide returns to type this week with highlights from Canada’s Alvvays and the London-based Oxford Style.

Canadian band Alvvays are gearing up for the UK release of their self-titled debut album through Transgressive on July 21st. The band, which is comprised of Molly Rankin (lead vocals/guitar), Kerri Maclellan (keys/vocals), Alec O’Hanley (guitar), Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums), recently played their first London shows and will be back in the summer.

Oxford Style was formed by and is centred around Paul Nicholson, who apparently, ‘Could no longer contain his loathing for himself and humanity’. The debut single ‘Salo’ is accompanied by a self-produced video which is promised to launch a series of promos throughout 2014.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

To celebrate the start of another month of great music, the Live4ever Ezine is very excited to partner with Manchester’s Ei8htball to offer one lucky reader a new pair of their EX811 in-earphones! Once you’ve been through this week’s tracks, check out all the competition details below.

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