Hotei Euro Tour 2017

March 21, 2017

Japanese superstar HOTEI returns to Europe in April 2017 with live dates scheduled in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, playing in many cities for the very first time.

Says Hotei:

My career started from playing in small clubs in Japan, and we built it up to the level where I was able to play in front of stadiums full of screaming fans.

And now, I’m opening the door to the world, starting again from playing small clubs in new, unfamiliar places. Back to basics, never lose your ambition even in your success―that’s my philosophy. One step at a time with your own steps, that’s the only way to achieve your dreams.

I can guarantee you that you will be up on your feet dancing once you hear me play live with my amazing band, even if you are not familiar with me. Those who are bored with experiencing live performances with no soul will be surprised at how refreshing it is to see a real ‘live’ performance!

I am really looking forward to meeting as many people as possible on this Euro tour! If you can’t connect with the soul of the audience in front of you, there’s no chance to grab the hearts of thousands!

Hotei celebrated his 35th anniversary in music in 2016 with a new “Best of” album release and an extensive touring schedule in Japan, with 57 dates across the country. The shows ranged from intimate club shows, to a free open-air concert in his hometown in front of 25,000 fans and finishing the year with his 40th performance at the Budokan in Tokyo on December 30th, where Hotei performed 35 songs to celebrate his 35 years in music.

Hotei also found time in 2016 to continue building his international profile, striking up a personal and professional relationship with Italian superstar Zucchero and performing on his latest, platinum selling, album “Black Cat”. Hotei and Zuccchero performed live together several times in 2016, including Zucchero’s first ever performance in Japan at a special event in Tokyo, and at headline shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London and Arena Di Verona in Italy.

That special relationship has continued into 2017 with Hotei joining Zucchero on stage at the prestigious San Remo Festival in Italy in February, a major TV performance viewed by millions.

Also in 2016, Hotei released singles with godfather of punk Iggy Pop and Richard Z. Kruspe (from Emigrate/Rammstein) from his critically acclaimed debut international album, “Strangers”, and performed his first-ever LA show at the legendary Troubador, returned to the Highline Ballroom in New York, and performed headline dates in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.

Hotei released his debut international album, Strangers, in 2015 through Spinefarm Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music. The album features an array of guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop singing on two songs, Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger.

Heralded by Time Out as “iconic”, and a genuine superstar in his native Japan where he has sold more than 40 million records, Hotei is best known internationally for his Kill Bill theme ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’ and is sought-after as a collaborator both in the studio and on stage.

http://www.hotei.com

https://www.facebook.com/HOTEI

Hotei – European Tour April 2017

March 17, 2017

I will be working with Hotei in April. For those of you interested to know, his website says “We’ve added a couple more shows to the Euro tour, which now encompasses shows in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Tickets are available now for all shows. Hotei will be joined by longstanding live collaborator, Zac Alford on drums, Japanese keyboard player Okuno, and London based all rounder Noko, who will be playing bass.”

Hotei’s new album “Strangers” features collaborations with the legendary Iggy Pop, Richard Z. Kruspe from European rock gods Emigrate/Rammstein, Matt Tuck from British rock band Bullet For My Valentine, Noko from electronic music pioneers Apollo 440 and acclaimed Texas singer Shea Seger.

Hotei comments, “When I was a teenager I was going to the record shops to buy everything I could by The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin… I soon realised that almost all of it was British. With idols like David Bowie and T-Rex, I’ve always felt a strong connection to the UK and now that I am living in London, ‘Strangers’ allows me to take a step out of this new and relatively anonymous space to introduce myself. A stranger to many, remembering the days when I was young and just starting out, playing gigs to a room of only 20 people, I want to connect with people individually and let them understand me through my music.”

11th April 2017 Euro Tour: Frankfurt, Zoom
12th April 2017 Euro Tour: Cologne, Clubbahnof Ehrenfeld
14th April 2017 Euro Tour: Amsterdam, Paradiso
15th April 2017 Euro Tour: Paaspop Festival, Netherlands
17th April 2017 Euro Tour: Hamburg, Indra Club
18th April 2017 Euro Tour: Berlin, Musik + Frieden
21st April 2017 Euro Tour: Zurich, Papiersaal
22nd April 2017 Euro Tour: Brussels, Rotonde Botanique

Hope to see some of you on the road…..you can find out more on Hotei’s website. He’s a kind and decent bloke but he’s a demon on the guitar. Come and see…..

http://www.hotei.com/en/

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz – Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

March 21, 2013

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) has a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz - Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

1. Whenland 02:26

2. Ain’t No Way 02:26

3. Landscaper 04:32

4. Barrel of Monkeys 02:56

5. Sheep Song 03:08

6. Puke in Rides 02:54

7. Happened in the Morning 02:36

8. Animal Domiciled 04:20

9. Look at the Weird 02:14

10. Going to Meet (Songette, Part I) 00:21

11. Water Daughter 06:23

12. Icky Sticky 03:07

13. Going to Meet (Songette, Part II) 01:02

14. Mechanism 01:48

15. Going to Meet (Full Song) 06:54

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz released their debut CD on April 28, 2012.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus European Tour Dates 2012

April 4, 2012

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) is heading over to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and
 perhaps a couple other countries this May promoting a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia returns to Music World Radio – Free Podcast preview:

April 28 Bugjar, Rochester [European Tour Send-Off and CD Release Party]

May 1 Darmstadt, Germany -Oetinger Villa w/The Mole
May 2 Köln, Gernany – Wohngemeinschaft
May 4 TBA- Leipzig, Germany
May 5 Offenburg, Germany – Spitalkeller
May 6 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
May 7 Hannover, Germany – Sing Sing
May 8 Halle/Saale, Germany – Objekt 5
May 9 Vienna, Austria – Rhiz
May 10 Bregenz, Austria – Plattenhahn
May 11 Innsbruck, Austria – Bäckerei
May 12 Nyon, Switzerland – Noviodunum
May 13 Morges, Switzerland – Couvaloup
May 17 Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
May 18 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria – TBA (Bulgarian National Radio)
May 19 Sofia, Bulgaria – The Red House Center for Culture and Debate
May 20 (dom), Italy – A venue by the Adriatic Sea
May 21 Bolzano, Italy – TBA
May 22 Italy – TBA
May 23 Rome, Italy – Fanfulla
May 24 Italy – TBA
May 25 Vasto, Italy – Beat Cafe
May 26 Cassino, Italy (sab) – Nuove Officine

GERMANY SUMMER TOUR
August 3 Bad Doberan, Germany – Zappanale Festival
August 4 Wrendenhagen, Germany – Scheune
August 5 Trittau, Germany – Alter Bahnhof
More dates TBA!!!

UK TOUR
August 31 – September 2  End of the Road Festival, North Dorset/Wiltshire borders, UK
September 3-10, UK Tour TBA
Seth Faergolzia - Tin Wood Soldier

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz will be releasing their debut CD on April 28, 2012.  Seth will then be touring Europe three times in 2012 and is also making plans for a US tour. He will be traveling to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Italy, and the UK, including performances at the Zappanale Festival in Germany and the End of the Road Festival in the UK.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

If you’d like to help out with booking a date for any
of these tours, please write…  booking@23psaegz.com

Police Bastard – "Attrition" European Tour November 2011

November 5, 2011

POLICE BASTARD is the original members Chris Crass, Stu-Pid, & John Doom with Mark, Seano & Simon from Last Under The Sun.

Police Bastard / War//Plague - Attrition (Vinyl LP) 546x546 Cover art

Police Bastard / War//Plague – Attrition (Vinyl LP) was released on Profane Existence May 2011

Side A: Police Bastard – The Lie, Born To Die, Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni), God Off, Erosion, I Wish (The Mob). Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham between February & December 2009.

Side B: War//Plague – Scene Not Heard, How Will They Reassemble Themselves, Concrete Burns, The Sheep, Rust, Screams Of The Dead. Recorded in the Summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN by Amy at Core Source Productions. Mastered by Jack at Enormous Door Studios.

Police Bastard – Attrition Tour November 2011

NOVEMBER
Thursday 10th Nov Friese, Bremen, Germany
Friday 11th Nov AU, Frankfurt,Ggermany
Saturday 12th Nov Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
Sunday 13th Nov Gig Exil, Eberswalde, Germany

Police Bastard - It's Good To Hate 1600x1600

Buy Police Bastard – “Attrition” & “It’s Good to Hate” in the Iron Man Shop here

For More information email mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk

Press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/policebastard (all fanzine/promoter/press info)

Website: http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Bastard/44809514403

Police Bastard – "Attrition" European Tour October & November 2011

September 12, 2011

POLICE BASTARD is the original members Chris Crass, Stu-Pid, & John Doom with Mark, Seano & Simon from Last Under The Sun.

Police Bastard / War//Plague - Attrition (Vinyl LP) 546x546 Cover art

Police Bastard / War//Plague – Attrition (Vinyl LP) was released on Profane Existence May 2011

Side A: Police Bastard – The Lie, Born To Die, Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni), God Off, Erosion, I Wish (The Mob). Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham between February & December 2009.

Side B: War//Plague – Scene Not Heard, How Will They Reassemble Themselves, Concrete Burns, The Sheep, Rust, Screams Of The Dead. Recorded in the Summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN by Amy at Core Source Productions. Mastered by Jack at Enormous Door Studios.

Police Bastard – Attrition Tour 2011

OCTOBER
Thursday 6th Oct Plan Z, Leuven, Belgium Chaos Bar, Plan Z, Weldadigheidsstraat 76, Leuven, Belgium (that’s the name of the place, there’s a bar called the chaosbar in the basement. Just so you won’t be confused)
Friday 7th Oct Kopi, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 8th Oct AJZ Bahndam, Wolfhagener str 11, 42929, Wermelskirchen, Germany.
Sunday 9th October AK44, Giessen, Germany

NOVEMBER
Thursday 10th Nov Friese, Bremen, Germany
Friday 11th Nov AU, Frankfurt,Ggermany
Saturday 12th Nov Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
Sunday 13th Nov Gig Exil, Eberswalde, Germany

Police Bastard - It's Good To Hate 1600x1600

Buy Police Bastard – “Attrition” & “It’s Good to Hate” in the Iron Man Shop here

For More information email mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk

Press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/policebastard (all fanzine/promoter/press info)

Website: http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Bastard/44809514403

Police Bastard – "Attrition" European Tour October & November 2011

September 12, 2011

POLICE BASTARD is the original members Chris Crass, Stu-Pid, & John Doom with Mark, Seano & Simon from Last Under The Sun.

Police Bastard / War//Plague - Attrition (Vinyl LP) 546x546 Cover art

Police Bastard / War//Plague – Attrition (Vinyl LP) was released on Profane Existence May 2011

Side A: Police Bastard – The Lie, Born To Die, Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni), God Off, Erosion, I Wish (The Mob). Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham between February & December 2009.

Side B: War//Plague – Scene Not Heard, How Will They Reassemble Themselves, Concrete Burns, The Sheep, Rust, Screams Of The Dead. Recorded in the Summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN by Amy at Core Source Productions. Mastered by Jack at Enormous Door Studios.

Police Bastard – Attrition Tour 2011

OCTOBER
Thursday 6th Oct Plan Z, Leuven, Belgium Chaos Bar, Plan Z, Weldadigheidsstraat 76, Leuven, Belgium (that’s the name of the place, there’s a bar called the chaosbar in the basement. Just so you won’t be confused)
Friday 7th Oct Kopi, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 8th Oct AJZ Bahndam, Wolfhagener str 11, 42929, Wermelskirchen, Germany.
Sunday 9th October AK44, Giessen, Germany

NOVEMBER
Thursday 10th Nov Friese, Bremen, Germany
Friday 11th Nov AU, Frankfurt,Ggermany
Saturday 12th Nov Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
Sunday 13th Nov Gig Exil, Eberswalde, Germany

Police Bastard - It's Good To Hate 1600x1600

Buy Police Bastard – “Attrition” & “It’s Good to Hate” in the Iron Man Shop here

For More information email mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk

Press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/policebastard (all fanzine/promoter/press info)

Website: http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Bastard/44809514403

Police Bastard – European Tour 2011

May 19, 2011

POLICE BASTARD is the original Police Bastard members Chris Crass, Stu-Pid, and John Doom with Mark, Seano and Simon from Last Under The Sun.

Police Bastard - It's Good To Hate 1600x1600

I’m putting Police Bastard Tour Dates together now for a couple of short trips to Europe and the line up will include both Pid (Sensa Yuma) and John (Doom) on vocals

The band would probably be looking at a gig plus a share of the door, plus food and a place to stay. There will be 7 in the travelling party and we will have a full backline with us too.

Police Bastard – “Attrition” Tour 2011

OCTOBER
Thursday 6th Oct Plan Z, Leuven, Belgium Chaos Bar, Plan Z, Weldadigheidsstraat 76, Leuven, Belgium (that’s the name of the place, there’s a bar called the chaosbar in the basement. Just so you won’t be confused)
Friday 7th Oct Kopi, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 8th Oct AJZ Bahndam, Wolfhagener str 11, 42929, Wermelskirchen, Germany. www.ajzbahndamm.de
Sunday 9th October AK44, Giessen, Germany http://ak44.de.vu

NOVEMBER
Thursday 10th Nov Friese, Bremen, Germany http://www.diefriese.de//Friesencrew.html
Friday 11th Nov AU, Frankfurt,Germany
Saturday 12th Nov Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
Sunday 13th Nov Gig EXIL, Am Bahnhof Eisenspalterei, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany http://www.exil-eberswalde.de

then back to Birmingham, England

Police Bastard / War//Plague - Attrition (Vinyl LP) 546x546 Cover art

Buy Police Bastard CDs, Vinyl, T-shirts etc here

Press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/policebastard (all press info)

Website:  http://www.myspace.com/policebastard1994to2003

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Bastard/44809514403

Speck Mountain European Tour Dates November 2009

October 12, 2009

Speck Mountain 2009
SPECK MOUNTAIN  November 2009
10           UK          NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
11           UK          GLASGOW, CAPTAINS REST
12           UK          MANCHESTER, DULCIMER
17           BE           GENT, VIDEO www.cafevideo.be
18           DE           KOLN, KING GEORG
20           DE           OFFENBACH, HAFEN
21           NL           DEN HAAG, CROSSING BORDER www.crossingborder.nl
22           BE           ANTWERP, CROSSING BORDER www.crossingborder.be

Speckmountain at gmail.com

US Press Contact: Jrogers at greenlightgopublicity.com / 248.336.9696

UK Press Contact: Will at inhousepress.com / 0161 228 2070

Website: www.myspace.com/speckmountain

Speck Mountain are an ambient-soul band possessed as much by the grit of southern soul as the spell of infinite drones. They flirt with the smiling demons of old-school indulgence, and the redemptive angels that stir in their wake. Self-described “musical soul mates,” Briedrick and Balabanian write as a team, communicating in intuitive, womb-curled melody, exploded texture and spiky rhythm.

Live, Speck Mountain are performing songs form their newest release, “Some Sweet Relief” with the aid of Chin Up Chin Up’s former drummer, Chris Dye. The material projects a loose, narcotic swagger, taking off from atmospheric majesty into full-on hypnotic assault.

Members Karl Briedrick, (guitar, bass) Marie-Claire Balabanian, (vocals, guitar, bass) Claire Haley (electric piano, organ) and Christopher Dye (percussion)

Label: Carrot Top Records, Inc.

GLASSWERKS (UK) – “Who has the balls to make a record like this these days?”

THE TIMES (UK) – “4/5. what matters here is the voice of Marie-Claire Balabanian, which carves out a territory bordered on the one side by Hope Sandoval and Margo Timmins, and on the other side by Chan Marshall and Neko Case. Meanwhile, the guitarist, Karl Briedrick, takes his cues from the Velvets’ third album and late-1960s Stones.”

Q – “a heavily addictive, comfortably numbing kind of experience.”

MOJO – “their echoey shimmer has the ghostly quality of mist on the bayou.”

KEXP – “sends a medulla-melting euphoria through the base of one’s skull.”

NPR – “…dreamy, impressionistic, and ambient. Like sunlight shining through a gauzy curtain, Balabanian’s rich vocals are simultaneously hazy, distant and piercing.”

PREFIX MAG – 8/10 “I could sit here all day and write about Balabanian’s beautiful voice, or the collection of dreamy songs on Some Sweet Relief. I could keep rambling on about the intricate guitar work and bittersweet atmosphere of the album. I could discuss its subtle moves between pop and country and soul and R&B. But, in the end, it isn’t these things, taken together or separately, that make the album great. In the end, the way Some Sweet Relief comes together is inexplicable, in a way.”

SKYSCRAPER – “Moony roots pop…the groups gentle psychedelia is amply thinned with the laid-back folk-rock of the 1970’s and layered over VU-style hypnotically churning bluesy rhythm beds.”

ALL MUSIC – 4/5 Stars “For those raised on dream pop bands and space rock songs, Some Sweet Relief sounds somewhat timeless, a 40-minute offering of neo-psych gospel that’s more polished, more promising, and altogether stronger than most of the band’s contemporaries.”

VENUS – 4.5/5 Stars “Balabanian’s voice leads the way from soft coos to bluesy wails. Pulsating electric guitar riffs, creepy organ chords, and campfire-style backing harmonies round out each track, practically compelling the listener to lay back, turn out the lights, and stay awake until the last note fades.”

OTHER MUSIC (NYC) – “The songs are all slow and hazy, with a bit of the cosmic gospel inflection you hear in Spiritualized, or perhaps what a grittier take on Beach House might sound like… Great stuff, and I can’t wait to hear what they do next.”

PICCADILLY RECORDS (UK) – “Simply beautiful.”

Police Bastard Photos from European Tour April 11th-18th 2009

April 22, 2009

Here are the photos from the Police Bastard European Tour April 11th-18th 2009

11.04. [Sat] Secret Venue – London, England. Venue to be announced 24hrs before show

13.04. [Mon] ‘She-fell-On-My-Knife,13-Times-FEST – Autonoom Centrum, De NooDZaaK, gerardwillemotlaan 69, 9030 Mariakerke, GENT, Belgium   http://denoodzaak.tk http://acdenoodzaak.blogspot.com

15.04. [Wed] Tommyhaus – Wilhelm Strasse, Berlin, Germany. with LAZY SLOBS (Berlin) http://www.tommyhaus.org

16.04. [Thu] Liwi – Stöckartstr.11, 04277 Leipzig, Germany.

17.04. [Fri] Frankfurt am Main AU – Frankfurt, Germany. http://www.au-frankfurt.org

18.04. [Sat] Lobusch – Lobuschstrasse 39, Hamburg, Germany. http://www.lobusch.org

Here is a video of Police Bastard playing the song ‘Dance, be happy’ at She fell on my knife, 13 times Fest in AC De Noodzaak in Ghent, Belgium.

More pictures to follow

Jay Reatard – European Tour dates March 2009

February 27, 2009

I will be out with Jay Reatard for most of March 2009. Here are the tour dates.

Thu Mar 5  Amsterdam, Nethelrands Paradiso
Fri Mar 6  Groningen, Netherlands
Sat Mar 7  Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenar

Sun Mar 8  Brussels, Belgium Trix

Mon Mar 9  Lille, France Cave Au Poete
Tue Mar 10  Paris, France Point Ephemere
Wed Mar 11  Rennes, France UBU
Thu Mar 12  Poitiers, France Conforte Moderne
Fri Mar 13  Lyons, France Nuits Sonors at La platforme

Sun Mar 15  Lausanne, Switzerland Le Romandie
Tue Mar 17  Zurich, Switzerland Karaoke from Hell Party at Mascotteeur

Wed Mar 18  Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9
Thu Mar 19  Munich, Germany 59 to 1
Fri Mar 20  Dresden, Germany Beatpol
Sat Mar 21  Berlin, Germany Festaal Kreuzberg
Sun Mar 22  Hamburg, Germany Molotow

Mon Mar 23  Copenhagen, Denmark Vega

Tue Mar 24  Oslo, Norway Garage

Thu Mar 26  Umea, Sweden Open Festival
Fri Mar 27  Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen

Sat Mar 28  Helsinki, Finland Nosfuri (Mark drives Stockholm-Hamburg)

http://www.myspace.com/jayreatard

http://www.last.fm/music/Jay+Reatard

Jay Reatard : Since the release of the debut album from his first band, The Reatards, back when he was only seventeen, Jay (from Memphis, Tennessee) has redefined the word prolific by clocking up fifteen further album releases with various bands as well as one solo album, the mind-blowing ‘Blood Visions’ (In The Red, 2006). In spite of the long string of dead punk band carcasses, people are only starting to notice Jay’s insane talent. Hot shit in his homeland, expectation for his forthcoming European tour is close to fever pitch and he’s recently just signed a long-term deal with Matador Records who released six 7” singles in quick succession through the summer of 2008 and for those not hung up on collecting, a compilation release of them followed later in the year.

http://jayreatard.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/jayreatard


Dufus EUROPEAN TOUR March 16th – April 6th 2009

January 30, 2009

DUFUS
3.16.09 Walpodenakademie – Mainz, GERMANY
3.17.09 Franzis – Wetzlar, GERMANY
3.18.09 The Siebener Club – Mannheim, GERMANY
3.19.09 Kiosk Royal in Baukasten – Hannover, GERMANY
3.20.09 Bewley’s Theater – Dublin, IRELAND
3.21.09 Pine Lodge – Myrtleville, Cork, IRELAND
3.22.09 Crane Lane – Cork, IRELAND
3.23.09 Windmill, Brixton – London, ENGLAND
3.24.09 TBA – Cologne, GERMANY
3.25.09 TBA
3.26.09 le Quentin – Dijon, FRANCE
3.27.09 Salle Polyvalente – Donzac near Agen, FRANCE
3.28.09 ITALY – TBA
3.29.09 Zuni – Ferrara, ITALY
3.30.09 TBA – Arrezzo, ITALY
3.31.09 ITALY – TBA
4.01.09 Fluc – Wien, AUSTRIA
4.02.09 Feinspeiserei – Munich, GERMANY
4.03.09 PMK, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
4.04.09 Kino, Ebensee, AUSTRIA
4.05.09 TapTab Musicclub – Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND
4.06.09 TBA – Berlin, GERMANY

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Dufus European tour in the making 2006

March 31, 2006

DUFUS – New York Anti-Folk at its finest European tour
http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk http://www.dufus.tv

DUFUS are putting together another European tour to promote their 10th new album called “Last Classed Blast” and this time its out on Iron Man Records, Birmingham England.

If you are interested in booking the band to play between 3rd May and 12th May 2006 in UK or anytime after 12th May 2006 in Spain, France,Holland, Germany and anywhere else in Europe please call SETH(dufus) on (USA +001) 607-272-1705 or email: Quankmeyer@hotmail.com
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