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Black Submarine ‘Here So Rain’(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by E.N.

BLACK SUBMARINE - UNVEIL VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE 'HERE SO RAIN'Black Submarine have announced their debut single ‘Here So Rain’ will be released on 3rd March from their debut album ‘New Shores’, which will be released on 9th March via Kobalt Music.

Black Submarine are Nick McCabe (ex-The Verve guitarist), Simon Jones (ex-The Verve bassist), Davide Rossi (multi-instrumentalist/string arranger for Goldfrapp/Coldplay), Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace (ex-drummer for Portishead/Santa Cruz) and London-based vocalist Amelia Tucker.

Black Submarine began in 2008, after Nick McCabe and Simon Jones asked Davide Rossi to provide string parts for The Verve’s ‘Forth’. Striking a common vein of pop sensibility and grandeur, the three continued to share inspiration as Rossi came out on tour with the band. The trio enlisted Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace, a longtime friend, and flew to Denmark to record in 2009. Back in the UK, Schillace had been managing singer Amelia Tucker, who was an unexpected compliment to Rossi’s vocals, and blown away by her voice, incorporated Tucker as a fulltime member.

After originally releasing their ‘Kurofune EP’ as Black Ships in 2011, the five passed ideas between their home set ups, with Tucker working into the material the band had generated in Denmark and a year later, they reconvened in McCabe’s South London studio.

Mixed by Jim Spencer (Robert Wyatt, Echo & The Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Oasis), Black Submarine’s debut is an 10-track record of spaced-out vocals, deep beats, rolling bass-lines, molten soundscapes, meditative chord sequences and explosive string-arrangements. Sounding like the nether-space between early morning and daybreak, these songs are a transformation of the music that surrounded each member in their early careers, made relevant again by the hybrid of today’s contemporary sound.

Black Submarine will be bringing ‘New Shores’ to a live audience next month with two exclusive UK headline shows. Dates are as follows:

 

February:

Weds 5th          Manchester                 Deaf Institute

Thurs 6th          London                        Wilton’s Music Hall (SOLD OUT)

Tickets are on sale now and are available from Gigs and Tours

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Plant Plants ‘EP2′

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2012 by E.N.

London-based electronic duo Stuart Francis and Howard Whatley, aka Plant Plants, will be releasing their eagerly awaited follow up to their debut EP through This Is Music on 18th June. The label is home to the likes of Charli XCX, Mujava, Helium Robots and Theophilus London.

Described by The Fader as “life affirming”, Plant Plants EP, entitled ‘EP2’, once again boasts the production credentials of Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw, and will be available on 12” vinyl and digital download.

Through the use of hands-on hardware samplers, with guitar effects and parallel vocals, you will not see a laptop in sight; all samples and effects are played live as instruments in both their recorded music and live show, making them a cut above the rest.

Track listing as follows:

1. Embrace The Real
2. One To Adore
3. Repeaters
4. Stupid Boy

Plant Plants play The Queen of Hoxton (EP launch) on 14th June, and The Nest in Stoke Newington on 15th June alongside The Juan Maclean, Shit Robot, Factory Floor and Rory Phillips.

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Pinch and JD Twitch Remix Mark Stewart vs. Primal Scream’s track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by E.N.

Mark Stewart vs. Primal Scream Announce Release Of Pinch And DJ Twitch’s “Autonomia” Remix

 

Mark Stewart is back again, and this time he brings even more friends.  Here we have two heavyweight champions of the underground - Pinch and JD Twitch - offering up deliciously moody interpretations of  the Mark Stewart vs Primal Scream brand new single ‘Autonomia’.  The mighty Bristol dubstep veteran Pinch loads up on dark and brooding, with a stripped and dubby Shackleton-esque interpretation. Meanwhile, JD Twitch, one half of Optimo, opts for a warped and slo-mo, acid-licked stomp – a consummate exhibition of his musical breath and knowledge.

Check out the remixes HERE

Autonomia’ will be released through Future Noise Music on February 20th, a dense agit-protest superfunk monster with sirens and Bobby Gillespie’s frenetic ‘keeping the dream alive‘ call-and-response chant with Stewart.

Stewart’s new album The Politics of Envy cages, consolidates and hotwires the rampant barrage of elements which have infused Mark Stewart’s work since his first band, The Pop Group blasted the post-punk landscape.  The Politics of Envy is due outMarch 27th through Future Noise Music, and features a stellar cast, including cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard HellLee ‘Scratch’ PerryGina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassist Douglas HartFactory FloorDaddy G of Massive Attack and all of Primal Scream. 

To pre-order the single ‘Autonomia’ and remixes visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/autonomia-ep/id496921744

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Mark Stewart vs. Primal Scream “Autonomia”Video Premiere

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by E.N.

Starting out as a teenager in the late 70s with the Pop Group and thru the 80’s with the Maffia up to his new solo record, Mark Stewart has led the attack on conformist reality. Mark is a constant inspiration and a true Thief of Fire. A poet of paranoia and a great laugh. What a guy.” – Primal Scream


 Approaching the release of his eagerly anticipated album The Politics of Envy (due out March 26th via Future Noise Music), Mark Stewart has joined forces with fellow subversive musical compatriot Bobby Gillespie and his band, Primal Screamto release the video for his first single ‘Autonomia.

Directed by Douglas Hart, founding member and bassist of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the video exhibits a raw, riotous & feverish vivacity infused with the artists’ trademark punk rock ethos to convey the song’s deep political message.

Written about Carlo Giuliani, an autonomist protestor killed in the 2001 G8 demonstrations in Genoa, ‘Autonomia’ features Bobby Gillespie‘s frenetic call-and-response chant with Stewart.  Stewart explains that when he started writing the song “it was kind of like a protest song … afterwards I started getting on with Bobby and I asked Adrian [Sherwood] about doing it.  It’s important that people hear about the story, it’s the message and the atmosphere as much as anything.”  ‘Autonomia’ the single will be released through Future Noise Music on February 20th.

    Hart, who has been orchestrating music videos for over 30 years, has directed over 80 videos, including a number of videos for Primal Scream. Recently he directed a semi autobiographical short film entitled “Long Distance Information” which was screened at the 2011 London Film Festival.

    Joining Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream on the album is cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard HellLee ‘Scratch’ PerryGina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassist Douglas HartFactory Floor, and Daddy G of Massive Attack. 

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Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) Announces Release Date & Album Title ‘The Politics of Envy’+ Special Guests

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by E.N.

MARK STEWART (The Pop Group)
Announces Solo Album
‘The Politics of Envy
Out March 26, 2012 on Future Noise Music

Special Guests include:
Kenneth Anger, Richard Hell, Keith Levene (Clash/PiL),
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Gina Birch (Raincoats),
Tessa Pollitt (
Slits)Douglas Hart (Jesus And Mary Chain),
Factory Floor, Youth, Daddy G (Massive Attack),

Bobby Gillespie
 and all of Primal Scream.

 

Tracks:  1. Vanity Kills  2. Autonomia  3. Gang War  4. Codex  5. Want  6.Gustav Says  7.Baby Bourgeois  8.Method to the Madness  9. Apocalypse Hotel  10. Letter to Hermione  11. Stereotype
“The reality-subverting punk-and-beyond maverick returns with heavy friends.”
- Ian Harrison, Mojo

“Mark Stewart changed everything”
- Nick Cave

“Mark is my hero”
- Daddy G, Massive Attack

“I didn’t want that song to end ever! It’s crazy to get to play with one of my heroes, I kind of can’t believe it.”-
- St. Vincent

“Mark Stewart has led the attack on conformist reality. Mark is a constant inspiration and a true Thief of Fire.”-
- Primal Scream

Never has there been a better time for the return of Mark Stewart.
At the end of 2011, a year of riots, revolutions, occupations and increasing collapse of the global financial system Mark Stewart returns with the limited 7” of Children of the Revolution, perfectly capturing the restless mood on today’s streets worldwide to create the apocalyptic dancehall mutation of T. Rex’s glam classic.

His new album The Politics of Envy is due out 26th March, 2012 through Future Noise Music, and features a stellar cast, including cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard HellLee ‘Scratch’ Perry,Gina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassistDouglas HartFactory FloorDaddy G of Massive Attack and all of Primal Scream.

All roads have been leading to this. The Politics of Envy cages, consolidates and hotwires the rampant barrage of elements which have infused Mark Stewart’s work since his first band, The Pop Group blasted the post-punk landscape.

“The whole thing grew out of some art thing I was trying to do with Kenneth Anger, some kind of avatar…it’s passing it on but also paying homage. Anger’s spirit kind of hangs over the whole thing,” explains Mark.

Vanity Kills kicks off the resulting LP with Kenneth Anger on Theremin, plus Richard Hell and Bristol new blood Kahn. Followed by Autonomia, featuring Bobby Gillespie’s frenetic call-and-response chant with Stewart, who wrote the song about Carlo Giuliani, killed at the 2001 G8 demonstrations in Genoa. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry guests on Gang War, spitting diamonds, with Tessa Pollitt blanketing the dense, heavyweight urban dubscape, before Stewart takes us into the slo-mo coldwave ofCodex. Joined by Factory Floor and Youth for Want, Stewart then hits us with the album’s fine example of 21st-century schizoid wall of sound Gustav Says.

Railing against “corporate cocksuckers” and declaring “sanity sucks” on the cool disco electro Baby Bourgeois, we’re then taken into the huge, seething synth-crawl of Method to the Madness, providing one of the album’s atmospheric highlights, gouging beyond industrial or dubstep to create a frightening new take on modern mood music. Daddy G’s unmistakable deep-throat intonations make the perfect garnish for the bleak, heaving whale of a tune, that is Apocalypse Hotel. Being mutual fans of their work, Stewart gives us his version of David Bowie’s Letter to Hermione, now a spookily-orchestrated, beat-less lament. Stewart turns on the light and lets Keith Levene unleash some of his inimitable metal guitar jangle on Stereotype. They are joined by Factory Floor and Gina Birch on this slice of gorgeously-melancholic brilliance, an effortless modern pop classic, which provides the perfect end to this intoxicatingly provocative set of songs.

Continuing an unmatchable track record of anarchic pioneering and seismic influence, Mark Stewart is back with his eighth album and what must be his most high profile project to date, reasserting him as one of the great volcanic creative minds.

Check out the video for “Nothing is Sacred” 


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