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30/10/2019: Flaming Row Release 3rd Studio Album The Pure Shine Based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

Flaming Row are set to release a new double CD which will be a Progressive Rock Opera by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella and based on the novel The Dark Tower by Stephen King. Called The Pure Shine, the album will be the band’s third studio release.

Available on 10th December you can preorder the album until 4th November and have your name in the CD-Booklet. The Pure Shine will comprise 6 Songs and 72 minutes of music featuring Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella, Marek Arnold and Niklas Kahl. The release will also include an instrumental mix of the whole album.

The album features contributions from: Jimmy Keegan (Ex-Spock’s Beard, Pattern Seeking Animals), Dave Meros (Spock’s Beard), Johan Hallgren (Pain Of Salvation), Glynn Morgan (Threshold), Lars Lehmann (Ignore The Sign), Jens Kommnick (Iontach), Eric Brenton (Neal Morse), Nathan Brenton (Neal Morse), Siobhán Kennedy (Iontach), Alexander Weyland (Traumhaus), Mathias Ruck, Ossy Pfeiffer (Ignore The Sign), Fabian Gödecke (Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella), José Pepe Jimenez (Carlos Santana).

Track List:
1. A Tower In The Clouds

2. The Last Living Member

I. A Mystical Structure
II. Roland Of Gilead
III. Maerlyn’s Rainbow

3. Jake’s Destiny

I. The Painted Pictures
II. Relentless Pursuit
III. 1919 Midworld

4. The Sorcerer

I. Evil Forces Of The Dark Side
II. Distracting Illusions
III. Arra

5. The Final Attempt

6. The Gunslinger’s Creed

I. Roland’s Revenge
II. The Sorcerer – Reign Of Darkness
III. The Secret Place Of No Return
IV. Our Savior

Presented by Progressive Promotion Records

SOURCE: Flaming Row


28/10/2019: Yes Release From A Page Bundle

YES have released a five piece box set after returning to recordings made in late 2010.

The box set features two booklets and three discs containing the four studio tracks and Live From Lyon 2009, all of which were recorded by the line-up of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman:

1. To The Moment (6:09)
2. Words on a Page (6:18)
3. From the Turn of a Card (3:24)
4. The Gift of Love (9:52)

Oliver Wakeman has personally overseen the preparation of the previously unreleased recordings which were mixed by Karl Groom and mastered by Mike Pietrini. The box and one of the booklets features new artwork by Roger Dean, and the graphic design was undertaken by Oliver Wakeman, plus the set also includes his newly written liner notes about his time in the band.

The double CD album Live From Lyon was first released in 2010 and this edition restores “Second Initial” which was previously a Japanese only bonus track. The booklet for Live From Lyon has been re-designed and expanded.

Steve Howe comments: “Good music never goes away or lays down to the commercial pressures that exist. Oliver’s compositions, “To the Moment”, “Words on a Page” and “From the Turn of a Card” demonstrate his musicality and talents, while “The Gift of Love” explores the collaborative essence of Yes, pooling ideas and then working together on its arrangement, whilst utilising all of its many themes and variations. Karl Groom and Roger Dean both contributed their skills towards making this a worthy further ‘page’ in Yes’ long and diverse musical adventures.

Oliver Wakeman continues: “Following Chris Squire’s passing, I felt that the new music we’d created, but not released, should be heard and not sit unfinished on a shelf. And with Steve, Alan and Benoit’s enthusiasm for the project, I am proud to know that this music will get to see the light of day and, hopefully, be enjoyed by YES fans as a piece of previously hidden Yes history.

Alan White adds: “I’m pleased to see a gem of YES history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set. New songs from the past and I’m hoping we can find even more music in the archives for future releases.

The set is in stock now and exclusively available from the band’s own Burning Shed store. It cannot be bought in the shops or on Amazon. The mini-box set and a vinyl release of the new songs are exclusively available here: https://burningshed.com/store/yes

SOURCE: YES


23/10/2019: Steven Wilson Announces The Future Bites European Tour

Steven Wilson has announced an eight date arena tour for September 2020, including two UK shows in Nottingham and London.

“Every time I make a new album, it’s hugely important for me that it holds a unique place in my catalogue and won’t simply be more of the same. Moving into the third decade of the 21st century and my second decade as a touring solo artist, it felt like time to apply the same philosophy to the live experience. I want to challenge myself to create something that confronts my own notions (and hopefully the audience’s too) of how to present my music in a concert situation. This has become The Future Bites – a series of special events at larger venues, something on a grander and more immersive scale. I’m already hugely excited about them!”

The Future Bites – September 2020:

17/09/20: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, UK
19/09/20: The O2, London, UK
21/09/20: Zenith Paris – La Villette, France
23/09/20: Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
25/09/20: König-Pilsener-ARENA, Oberhausen, Germany
26/09/20: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
28/09/20: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland
30/09/20: COS Torwar Warsaw, Poland

SOURCE: Steven Wilson


23/10/2019: Iamthemorning and Rikard Sjöblom Replace Kayak on The Flower Kings European Tour Following Ton Scherpenzeel Heart Attack

Roine Stolt has announced revealed Iamthemorning and Rikard Sjöblom will replace Kayak on upcoming The Flower Kings European Tour following a heart attack suffered by Ton Scherpenzeel.

Stolt comments: “We bring news regarding the upcoming Flower Kings tour of December – the Dutch classic band Kayak, who was initially to be our touring partner has had to pull out, due to serious and unexpected medical conditions of main guy Ton Scherpenzeel. We are all sad about this but wish for a speedy recovery and perhaps another chance to share the stage later on. The brighter news is that we’ve managed to get the brilliant band Iamthemorning, singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin & band, to join us in a package show that will also include a set from genius Rikard Sjöblom (Big Big Train, Beardfish). We will all play our separate sets – but there will likely be guesting and as usual the grand finale is not to be missed! We’re really looking forward to a great evening of expanding, young, vibrant ‘prog’ music. New songs from The Flower Kings brand new double album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ and bundles of classic Flower Kings and beautiful and groovy music from our new guests.

Tour Dates: 12 dates across 6 countries:

1st December – Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
2nd December – Musik Zentrum, Hannover, Germany
3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Scala, London, UK
9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany
10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th December – Brewhouse, Gothenburg, Sweden
14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden

SOURCE: Roine Stolt


21/10/2019: Magic Pie Reveal Eirik Hanssen and Jan T. Johannessen Departures From The Band

Magic Pie have revealed the departures of vocalist/guitar player Eirik Hannssen and drummer Jan T. Johannessen from the band.

In a short statement released on the band’s Facebook page they say: “It is with regret that we announce that Eirik and JT has decided to leave Magic Pie. They have both been with the band from the very start and this is a challenging and very emotional time for the band. After close to 18 years together, this band is like a family and there will be some time to recover from this. Eirik had some life changing events some time ago, and have moved to the other side of the country – making it impossible to stay in the band. JT is going through some personal health issues and decided it was time to step down. Magic Pie would never be what we have become if not for JT and Eirik, and they will always be a central part of the Magic Pie family. We wish them both the best of luck in any future endeavors. There will be some time with healing and dealing with this, but we will be back asap.

Kim, Eirikur, Lars Petter and Erling H.”

SOURCE: Magic Pie Facebook


15/10/2019: Asaf Sirkis Marks Debut on MoonJune Records With The Project Sirkis Bialas IQ and New Album Our New Earth

After 7 album sessions on MoonJune Records (2 albums with Dwiki Dharmawan, 2 with Mark Wingfield, 2 with Markus Reuter & Mark Wingfield, 1 with Dusan Jevtovic, and other 6 coming out in 2020), Israeli born and London UK based drummer Asaf Sirkis is releasing his own album Our New Earth.

The Sirkis/Bialis IQ is an on-going band, established in 2014 consisting of four musical personalities bringing their individuality and working together as a team to create new explorative-forward-looking music. The new album explores many different moods and textures using some rarely used instruments in jazz such as the church organ, waterphone, crotales, konnakol, and different vocal sounds.

With an emphasis on band interaction, Our New Earth celebrates music from both Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, Progressive rock, South Indian and Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics including soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves and full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touches.

Bialas comments: “I truly feel no need to take the central spot on stage (as a singer is often expected to). I am tremendously fulfilled in being part of the band, contributing to its sound, adding different colours, sharing the joy of interacting and taking risks together. There’s no greater satisfaction for me than to stand ‘inside the band’, listening to the sound created by my fellow musicians at its source, watching their body language. I feel very happy and thankful that both audience and critics recognise and accept my personal approach.

Our New Earth is the second album from the Sirkis/Bialas IQ. Both performers believe “The message behind Our New Earth is reflecting the drastic changes we are currently experiencing individually and collectively world-wide with the prevailing of technology, social media, and many other issues. We’d like to offer this music as a reflection, a wish of reconnection with nature and a kind of a prayer in music for a better world for all of us and hence the name ‘Our New Earth’“.

Sirkis/Bialis UK Tour Dates 
OCTOBER 18 – Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
OCTOBER 19 – Teignmouth Heritage, Centre Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Festival,
NOVEMBER 14 – Kings Hall, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NOVEMBER 29 – 1000 Trades, Birmingham
DECEMBER 1 – Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft
DECEMBER 2 – Kenilworth Rugby Football Club, Kenilworth
DECEMBER 4 – The Queens Head, Monmouth
DECEMBER 5 – Widcombe Social Club, Bath
DECEMBER 6 – The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates
DECEMBER 7 – Speakeasy, The Left Bank Village, Hereford
DECEMBER 8 – The Hermon Jazz & Folk, The Hermon, Hermon Chapel, Oswestry
JANUARY 14 – Bedfords Bar, Norwich
JANUARY 16 – Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar
JANUARY 21 – Jane Austen Suite, The Dolphin Hotel, Southampton,
JANUARY 31 – The Royal & Derngate Underground, Northampton
FEBRUARY 25 – Surrey University, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH

SOURCE: MoonJune Records


15/10/2019: Bent Knee Launch Video for Catch Light From New Album You Know What They Mean

Boston-based sextet Bent Knee have released their new album You Know What They Mean via InsideOutMusic. To celebrate they have launched a video for the track Catch Light;



On this album we wanted to do more with less,” explains Vince Welch (synth/guitar/production). “For ‘Catch Light’, we traded some of the more cerebral forms and rhythms we’ve used in the past for something more guttural. We’re really happy with how director Adam Peditto and producer Katie Dvorak (of The World Is A Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid To Die) captured this approach in the video as well.

Courtney Swain continues: “We were in the best place that we’ve been in. In terms of people and as a group, where I think we learned to pick our battles and just have fun writing this. So this album really portrays us as people, in addition to our music, a lot more than any of our other records. We’re a big group with a lot of different personalities and a lot of voices, but our music brings us together. On the past albums, you could hear the music, but you couldn’t really hear who we are.

You Know What They Mean is available as a Limited Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold LP + CD & as digital album, featuring the previously released single ‘Catch Light’ & artwork by Riki Nitabaru.

Track List:

1. Lansing
2. Bone Rage
3. Give Us The Gold
4. Hold Me In
5. Egg Replacer
6. Cradle Of Rocks
7. Lovell
8. lovemenot
9. Bird Song
10. Catch Light
11. Garbage Shark
12. Golden Hour
13. It Happens

SOURCE: InsideOut Music


14/10/2019: Jadis Announce 2019 Tour Dates for The UK and Europe

Jadis have announced they will be playing a handful of gigs this year in support of the release of Medium Rare II

Confirmed dates are​:

Europe
8th November 2019 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL
9th November 2019 – Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany
10th November 2019 – Bergkeller, Reichenbach, Germany

UK
15th November 2019 – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
16th November 2019 – Warehouse23, Wakefield
17th November 2019 – Hanger Farm, Southampton
18th November 2019 – The 229, Venue 2, London

SOURCE: Jadis


09/10/2019: Potter’s Daughter Sign Multi-Album Deal with Melodic Revolution Records

Virginia based art rock / progressive fusion band Potter’s Daughter have signed a multi-album deal with melodic Revolution Records. Formed in NYC while Dyanne was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music, the band were regular performers in NYC, northeastern PA as well as featuring on radio, TV, and in national and international magazines and blogs.

Potter’s Daughter comprises Dyanne Potter Voegtlin (Composer, Piano, Vocals), Amit Chatterjee (Producer, Arranger, Guitar), Ian C. Voegtlin (Composer, Saxophone, Guitar) Randy Crafton (Percussion) and Walter Sitz (Drum Set). The band comment: “It is our great joy and honor to announce Potter’s Daughter has signed a multi-release deal with the independent US record label, Melodic Revolution Records! MRR is known the world over as a prog/art-rock label and is home to Paul D’Adamo, Lisa LaRue, Marco Ragni, and Overture to name a few.

Potter’s Daughter and MRR already have several new projects in motion, including the release of a new single, upcoming performances, and a new album. Nick Katona, CEO of Melodic Revolution Records, reports: “Our mission has always been to collaborate with artists that are hard-working talent that delivers top-notch music… and this is the case with Potter’s Daughter. Their music is rich with melody and hooks, We also believe they will reach out to even the most finicky of music listeners, from modern art-rock lovers to the purest of jazz-infused progressive rock fans.

SOURCE: Melodic Revolution Records


09/10/2019: Yes Announce The Album Series 2020 Tour – UK Dates

The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature YES’ 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. (An extensive European tour will be announced soon.)

The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive.

Yes - The Album Series Tour 2020

The Album Series 2020 UK Dates
26/05/20: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
27/05/20: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
29/05/20: Barbican, York
30/05/20: Sage, Gateshead
31/05/20: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
02/06/20: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
03/06/20: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
05/06/20: Royal Albert Hall, London

Roger Dean will attend every show on the UK and European dates, and will have an exhibition of his iconic art, will be available to chat with fans front of house and sign merch, plus will be in the VIP meet and greets.

Tickets on sale – Friday 11th October at 10:00 AM!

SOURCE: Yes

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listing…


09/10/2019: Cult Of Luna Announce North American Tour for 2020 with Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut

After recently releasing their new album, A Dawn to Fear, Cult Of Luna have now announced their return to the USA with a North American tour set for February/March 2020. Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut will join them as support.

A Dawn To Fear comprises eight tracks running at seventy-nine minutes. Vocalist and guitarist Johannes Perason comments: “Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we’ve done before. For pretty much every album there’s been a very concrete theme. We’ve known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn’t want that to be the case. I’ve seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behaviour and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and ‘A Dawn To Fear’ is the result of that.

European Tour Dates
Oct. 11 – Väven – Umeå, Sweden +
Oct. 12 – Kultura HEns – Luleå, Sweden +
Oct. 14 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
Oct. 16 – Parkteatrer – Oslo, Norway ++
Oct. 17 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark +++
Oct. 18 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden +++
Oct. 19 – Vasateatern – Stockholm, Sweden +++
Nov. 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany *
Nov. 25 – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany *
Nov. 26 – Melkweg Max – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 27 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium**
Nov 28 – Stylus – Leeds, UK*
Nov 29 – Electric Ballroom – London, UK*
Nov. 30 – Le Trianon – Paris, France *
Dec. 01 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland *
Dec. 03 – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy*
Dec. 04 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia *
Dec. 05 – Technikum – Munich, Germany *
Dec. 06 – Arena – Vienna, Austria *
Dec. 07 – Praha – Palác Akropolis*
Dec. 08 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland*

* =w/ A.A Williams & Brutus
** =w/ A.A Williams
+ =w/ This Gift is a Curse + Blodet
++ =w/ This Gift is a Curse + Attan
+++ =w/ This Gift is a Curse + Brutus

North American Tour Dates
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle, Intronaut

Feb. 25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 26 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Feb. 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb. 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Mar. 1 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Mar. 2 – Montreal, QC @ Corona
Mar. 3 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 4 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Mar. 5 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Mar. 6 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mar. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Mar. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
Mar. 11 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 13 – Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry**

*= no Intronaut
**= Cult of Luna only

SOURCE: For The Lost PR


08/10/2019: Tribute Album & Shows to Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips By Rocking Horse Music Club Announced

Rocking Horse Music Club presents the music of original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips on the new album Which Way the Wind Blows featuring guest appearances by Steve Hackett, John Hackett, Nick Magnus, Kate St. John, John Helliwell & other contributors.

Rocking Horse Music Club is a songwriting and performing collective that emerged from Rocking Horse Studio, a recording facility in central New Hampshire, USA. The group features producer/songwriter/instrumentalist Brian Coombes, singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Cohn, and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Patrik Gochez, along with Rocking Horse Studio session musicians Eric Wagley (drums), Myron Kibbee (guitar), Mike McAdam (guitar), and Brenden Harisaides. The band has been performing as a unit live and in the studio since 2008.

In February 2019, Rocking Horse Music Club began rehearsing and recording material for a tribute album to original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips. The album is scheduled for release on October 11, 2019, with live dates in England scheduled for November 2019.

The album features numerous special guests, including: Steve Hackett (guitar) – Anthony Phillips’ replacement in Genesis. John Hackett (flute) – in addition to playing flute on the Anthony Phillips album “The Geese & the Ghost,” John has performed on numerous Steve Hackett records and live shows. Nick Magnus (keyboards) – Nick has performed on numerous Steve Hackett records and live shows. Kate St. John (oboe) – Kate was a founding member of Dream Academy and contributed to a Nick Drake tribute album and live show. John Helliwell (clarinet/saxophone) – John was a primary member of Supertramp. Noel McCalla (vocals) – Noel was the lead vocalist on Mike Rutherford’s first solo album, “Smallcreep’s Day.” Steve Anderson (guitar) – Steve is currently the guitarist in the Room, a UK progressive/melodic rock band. Prior to the Room, he was the guitarist in Grey Lady Down, a British neo-prog band in the 1990s. Evelyn Cormier (vocals) – Evelyn was an American Idol Finalist on ABC television in 2019. She is currently recording her new album at Rocking Horse Studio. Caroline Carter (vocals) – Caroline is a former Miss New Hampshire. As a vocalist, she won the talent competition at the Miss America pageant in 2017. She is currently recording her debut album at Rocking Horse Studio.

Coombes comments: “Over the years we’ve developed a community of like-minded musicians, singers, and songwriters at Rocking Horse Studio. Many of the artists that work with us here at the studio have collaborated with each other and have appeared on each other’s records. Our group project, the Rocking Horse Music Club, developed out of those collaborations.

Track List:
“Um & Aargh”
“Paperchase”
“Which Way the Wind Blows”
“Silver Song”
“Something Blue”
“Pulling Faces”
“Collections”
“Sleepfall: The Geese Fly West”
“Nightmare”

The Shows:
15th – 16th November at Trading Boundaries

Working directly with Anthony Phillips, Rocking Horse Music Club has curated a selection of songs primarily from his first three solo albums, The Geese & the Ghost, Wise After the Event, and Sides. The band will be flying from the USA to perform these shows exclusively at Trading Boundaries and will be the only UK appearances.

As an added bonus, the show will also include a performance of material from Mike Rutherford’s debut album, Smallcreep’s Day. Joining the band on stage will be the album’s original vocalist, Noel McCalla.

SOURCE: Glass Onyon PR


06/10/2019: Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker ~ RIP

Ginger Baker

It is with sadness that we reveal that Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. In later years Ginger had suffered from a degenerative spine condition and the onset of emphysema, however it was his heart that finally was the catalyst for him to retire from live performance in 2016. Commenting at the time Ginger said: “Just seen doctor… big shock… no more gigs for this old drummer… everything is off…” further saying “Of all things I never thought it would be my heart.”

Perhaps best known as the co-founder of Cream, he also played with the Graham Bond Organisation, Blind Faith, Air Force, Hawkwind, Fela Kuti, to mention just a few from his long and varied career.

Here’s Ginger Baker with Bill Frisell and Charlie Haden from Frankfurt – 1995…



RIP: Ginger Baker (19th August 1939 – 6th October 2019)


05/10/2019: Downes Braide Association Announce 2CD/DVD Box set Live in England and New UK Concert Date

Downes Braide Association (DBA) have announced the release of Live In England – a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 via Cherry Red Records. A double-vinyl edition will be released on 14th February. The album features artwork by the Roger Dean.

Live In England, the fourth album release by the duo Geoff Downes and Chris Braide, is their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, on 28th September 2108. Whilst DBA was conceived as a studio project, the concert was a great success and features material from the DBA albums Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with tracks from Geoff Downes’ time with Buggles and Asia.

Geoff Downes (keyboards), Chris Braide (vocals) and Andy Hodge (bass guitar), were joined on stage by David Colquhoun (guitars) and special guest Big Big Train’s David Longdon (vocals, flute). The show was narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock.

Geoff Downes comments: “It was a most memorable evening, last September, at the iconic Trading Boundaries venue and we believe we have managed to capture the magic of the whole night. Chris and I were supported by some amazing musicians –  Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun and David Longdon and narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock. As well as songs from our albums we have added some extra special treats and we hope it gives a rare insight into the special songwriting and production relationship Chris and I have developed over the last decade on the journey that is DBA. “We sincerely hope you enjoy the music with us, from this very special occasion, in a raw and live setting, and we thank you for all your support.

Chris Braide adds: “After many requests for DBA to perform live, Geoff and myself, along with the excellent musicianship of Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun, David Longdon, Barney Ashton Bullock, finally took to the stage for the first time at the stunning Trading Boundaries. It was a wonderful evening surrounded by friends and the beautiful English countryside and this live album is a great document of that magical evening and encapsulates what DBA is all about.

To coincide with the vinyl release of Live in England, DBA have announced a show on 14th February 2020 in the atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries once more. This promises to be a unique evening featuring Geoff Downes and Chris Braide together with special guests. For more information please visit www.tradingboundariesmusic.com or contact the box office on 01825 790200.

Track List:
CD1
Prelude
Skyscraper Souls Machinery Of Fate Live Twice
Vanity Suburban Ghosts Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star Glacier Girl Angel On Your Shoulder

CD2
Tomorrow Lighthouse Skin Deep Darker Times Finale Heat Of The Moment The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Dreaming Of England

DVD
Prelude
Skyscraper Souls Machinery Of Fate Live Twice
Vanity Suburban Ghosts Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star Glacier Girl Angel On Your Shoulder Tomorrow Lighthouse Skin Deep Darker Times Finale Heat Of The Moment
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Dreaming Of England

New Live Show – 14th February 2020

To coincide with the vinyl release of Live in England, DBA have announced a show on 14th February in the atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries once more. This promises to be a unique evening featuring Geoff Downes and Chris Braide together with special guests. For more information please visit www.tradingboundariesmusic.com or contact the box office on 01825 790200

SOURCE: The Publicity Connection


03/10/2019: Anathema Announce We’re Here Because We’re Here 10th Anniversary Tour

Anathema will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their release We’re Here Because We’re Here by taking the album on the road for a series of exclusive shows throughout Europe in March 2020.

Danny Cavanagh comments; “We never usually do anniversary tours of particular albums, but in the case of ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here,’ which is the album that began our rebirth, we feel this is something we want to do. What I love about this album and that time in our journey is the life affirming qualities in the music. It’s an album of hope, reflection, of summer, of an intense uplifting emotion. We will do all we can to augment the trip with a never before seen light and video show to enhance the experience. Join us in the dreaming light.

Vincent Cavanagh adds; “Well, putting aside my incredulity that it has been almost 10 years, I’m really into the idea of this tour from a creative perspective. How will we play these songs live now? How will some songs have evolved in the meantime? What can we do with the visual production? It’s a great record to revisit as the themes are still as honest and personal as they’ve always been but there are more shafts of light that cut through the darkness. The plan is to do two sets: the ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ album in full and then a second set comprising the best stuff from the other records and maybe a brand new song or two.. Hope to see you there!

The band recently announced that they have signed to the Mascot Label Group and will be working on a new album for a 2020 release.

Tour Dates:
Fri 6th March – St Luke’s Church, Glasgow, UK
Sat 7th March – Palladium, London, UK
Sun 8th March – Le Trianon, Paris, FRANCE
Mon 9th March – Antipode, Rennes, FRANCE
Tues 10th March – Santana27, Bilbao, SPAIN
Weds 11th March – Cineteatro Capitolio, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Fri 13th March – Apolo, Barcelona, SPAIN
Sat 14th March – BUT, Madrid, SPAIN
Mon 16th March – X-Tra, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Weds 18th March – Akvarium Klub, Budapest, HUNGARY
Thurs 19th March – Simm City, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Fri 20th March – Gruenspan, Hamburg, GERMANY
Sat 21st March – Prognosis Festival, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Sun 22nd March – Live Music Hall, Cologne, GERMANY
Mon 23rd March – Longhorn, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Tues 24th March – Astra, Berlin, GERMANY

SOURCE: Mascot Label Group


01/10/2019: no-man Duo Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson Announce Details of New Album Love You To Bits

no-man (the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson) have announced details of their new album Love You To Bits. Eleven years on from the band’s last release Schoolyard Ghosts, the new album consists of two connected 20 minute long, five-part pieces – Love You To Bits and Love You To Pieces.

Appearances on the album include Adam Holzman, David Kollar, Ash Soan and the Dave Desmond Brass Quintet guest. Produced by no-man, the release has been mixed by Bruno Ellingham and mastered by Matt Colton.

no-man was formed by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson in the late 1980s and their first single Colours was released on UK independent label Probe Plus in 1990 which led to the band being managed by Talk Talk’s manager Keith Aspden and signed to One Little Indian in the UK and Epic/Sony in the US. The band’s second album Flowermouth (1994) included appearances from Robert Fripp, Jansen, Barbieri & Karn (ex-Japan) and Ian Carr. Four more progressively experimental studio albums followed between 1996 and 2008 (most notably on the Kscope label).



Love You To Bits represents a return to the band’s electronica and dance roots.

SOURCE: Caroline International


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