Vanderocker Releases New Psychedelic Indie EP “The Good Punk”

Alternative, Funk, Indie, Rock

“In my mind, it’s a basic study of humans on different levels, almost from an Alien National Geographic kind of perspective. Here is Earth, a most beautiful place and here are the alluring creatures who call themselves human beings. Let’s observe them when they are just in their bodies. Now look how they change when they interact with other groups’ – like a typical lab observation, right? Which is interesting in itself; but then of course, we have to look at how amazingly powerful humans can be when they disengage from the drama and plug into something bigger than themselves. I find comfort in all of it, when I can step back and observe us the way a newcomer might.”

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Writer, guitarist, bassist and synth player across the new EP, Adrienne Vanderocker collaborates with producer Brandon Eggleston and several noteworthy guest artists such as Federico Pol Jr (Joe Cocker), Peter Holmström (The Dandy Warhols, PIA), and Brendan Bond (Black Pumas) in her new psychedelic EP ”The Good Punk.”

This includes four new tracks (as well as a bonus instrumental) which take the listener on a whole journey of genres from psych to electro pop, touching themes on sex, voyeurism and duality, which solidifies Vanderocker’s role as one of the most exciting recent alternative indie acts.

Among this EP, we are essentially taken on a journey of the human experience and our own battles with desire in our lives. This is highlighted in the track ”Cult for you.” Described as ‘earthly pleasure’ by the artist, the ambience and echos within the song take you on a lesson on the basics of human desire in the most spiritual form possible.

We are then taken into ‘‘Endless City” which brings the human experience out of the singular and into the city at night. It paints a picture of an environment full of the highest highs and the lowest lows, where people become ”lock boxes for sins, secrets, or resilience, or heroism, and they also become the most open, revealing, expressions of themselves on the flip of a dime.” This Endless City is also the place to get mind altering substances which keep us in a state of euphoria. It is emphasised that people on the outside wouldn’t get it, but those experiencing it would get it the most.

“Taking Notes” almost makes you feel like you are at school again. Here, Vanderocker takes a different route with a ”deep funky groove” explaining how as humans we have to push ourselves to almost reach our potential.

I was setting up a kind of 70’s vibe as the foundation and Pete ended up putting some really cool guitar work, creating this brilliant soundscape over the piece. In case anyone wanted to enjoy this piece without the narrative, we included a bonus instrumental on the EP” 

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Finally, the psychedelic journey ends with the track ”Supercell.” Vanderocker describes the tune as something which ”takes a look at how powerful humans are when they come together for a cause. Of course, it particularly speaks to all the unrest and upset around the massive corruption and ongoing systemic racism.

Vanderocker explains that when writing she ”was just thinking about that superpower gene that kicks in when change happens.” When she found out what a supercell was, she says the track ”couldn’t have been more perfect.”

The EP can be streamed here:

This Ep further shows us the wild artist that Vanderocker is and will continue to be, for all things Vanderocker be sure to check out their social media below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vanderocker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDeRocker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanderocker/

Website: http://www.vanderocker.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vanderocker

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6nNurDWHIuQBCHOfbQoaNn?si=2guYYtExRD6HXbfmgQEQIg

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Anamoism/videos

Righteous Reprobates-‘We Go With What We Know’ Review

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Righteous Reprobates new single, ‘We go with what we know’ showcases just how talented these guys are, from the skillful song writing of front man Rob White, to performances by  Charlie Kenny (Drums), Jack Griffiths (Guitar, Vocals) and Jack Collier (Bass), they are certainly bringing something new and exciting yet old school to the current rock scene.

Songwriter Rob took some inspiration for the lyrics especially from his own life experiences travelling, “Living abroad for so long gave me perspective and widened the scope of my song writing subject matter.” We certainly love it!

Into staying ahead of the game? These guys are definitely ones to look out for if you’re looking to refresh your Indie Rock Palette.

‘We Go With What We Know’ is out 15th April 2016

 

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/righteousreprobates

http://righteousreprobates.com

https://soundcloud.com/righteous-reprobates-500102521

 

Next gig: 12th May

Italian rockers Noel and the Pandas set to release debut album ‘In The Art Of Doom’

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Noel and the Pandas are the hottest new alternative rock sound to emerge from Italy. With a soft rock sound and sensitive lyrics, the guys add a hearty Italian twist to rock.

The band is led by front man Noel, who is the ultimate Italian Jack of all trades that has finally found his calling in the world of alternative rock music.

Noel’s journey into music has been an unusual route, to say the least. Having lent his hand to many trades, Noel’s career is a fascinating and chaotic tale; beginning his career as a lawyer, Noel went on to have a long career in the banking industry. One day Noel’s career as a banker came to a crashing end over night as he lost everything in the blink of an eye when the bank he worked for was drawn into an Italian banking scandal, which even saw his father unjustly imprisoned for a brief period. Following this tragedy Noel was left recovering metal scraps from the streets and was even worked as a fisherman in West Africa for a short while, as he struggled to make ends meet.

With nothing left to his name, Noel turned to music to overcome his troubles. After mastering the guitar Noel soon realised his real passion lied in making music and began to express his troubles through his lyrics. Whilst learning how to harness his new found talent Noel began the quest for band mates to help complete his new musical venture.

Nicola Rosti, the bands lead guitarist, was the first recruit. Having been Noel’s guitar teacher for some time, the pair had a natural musical chemistry that morphed into band mate material with ease. The talented Rosti has a long and illustrious career in the music industry; having been involved with numerous bands Rosti brings technical brilliance to the ensemble and is responsible for the production of the album. Dominic Sambucco, on rhythm guitar, was the next to join. A Canadian citizen living in Italy, Sambucco’s strumming talent completed the guitar sounds of the band. Well versed in the art of alternative rock, Filippo Parmeggiani joined the band to play drums. Finally, the band was completed by the arrival of Matt Straveden. With a history as a classic pianist, Straveden is the bands keys player.

The band has an alternative rock sound, with a soft undertone that subtly embraces the best of rock. ‘In The Art Of Doom’ is the debut album from the band and showcases the rockin’ talents of the five guys. A number of tracks on the album explore the heart ache Noel has suffered over recent years and draws the listener into his complex world through his heartfelt lyrics.

Check out Noel And The Pandas music here: https://soundcloud.com/noelandpandas_official

Keep up with the band here:

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/noelandpandas_official

www.noelandthepandas.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Noel.Music.official

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/noelmusicofficial

Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

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Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary.

Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS41YT2sxZ8

Protz has been writing music since the tender age of fifteen and began his journey into music writing heavy rock songs with soft orchestral bridge sections as a contrast, this developed into a desire to write for Hollywood movies. However, after listening to minimalistic meditative piano music, written by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Adam soon discovered that he was much more suited to creating emotive music in which he could incorporate his own personality and spirituality.

The lack of lyrics in the music leaves it up to the listener to interpret the piece as they wish. It provokes an emotional reaction and is also incredibly relaxing. The ‘Movements’ EP is proof that lyrics aren’t a necessity to provoke powerful sentimental thoughts.

Protz aims to inspire relaxation and offers the perfect setting for escaping to through his music. A firm believer that the world is over-obsessed with Smart-phones and social networks, Protz encourages listeners, from all walks of life, to return to the roots and escape with him into his musical world of beautiful, elegant minimalism.

‘Movements’ is due for release on the 30th November.

http://www.adamprotz.com/

www.youtube.com/adamprotzmusic

www.facebook.com/adamprotzmusic

www.soundcloud.com/adam-protz

Twitter – @AdmProtz

 

Rock’n’Roll Star Si Cranstoun Releases New Album ‘Modern Life’

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Si Cranstoun has burst onto the Rock’n’Roll scene recently and is now ready to release his new album ‘Modern Life’.

Si has been getting the nation jigging with his soulful, vintage-pop  music, from the streets up! Si has spent a lot of his life performing on the streets of the UK and at major Vintage events and has finally been grated the recognition he deserves.

See Si in his latest video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIaFa3oPGc

 

The new album ‘Modern Life’ is an upbeat collection of Si’s best work to date. Some of the album highlights include ‘Caught In The Moonlight’ and the recently released ‘Dance For Evermore’.

As these cold , dark nights close in it’s a great soundtrack for warming you up and getting you bopping to the blissful beats.

Get the album now, here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Life-Si-Cranstoun/dp/B00MJBLV5Q/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=rhinocouk-21

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SiCranstoun

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SiCranstounOfficial?fref=ts

 

Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

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Exciting and energetic contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes.

Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin.

The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the hugely respected folk and jazz engineer Joe Leach. They decided to record the entire thing on 2 inch, 24 track analogue recording tape to give a warmer and richer sound than digital techniques.

Having spent the summer performing at some of the most exciting festivals in the UK, including, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and headlining Exile festival in Sheffield, the band are flourishing into an exciting folk force, not to be missed.

The band describe their music as “brand new old songs” and collectively generate all their own material drawing on personal experiences and carefully arranging the music on the guitar, bouzouki, violin, double bass, mandolin and harmonica.

Band member Chris Rusbridge lives on a narrow boat on the waterways of London, where often a rehearsal will turn in to a performance as passers by become a listening crowd. No London public house is safe from the spontaneous band. They are well known for bursting into song and entertaining the drinkers of London pubs.

Catch the guys live in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyM68eQux4

The band boasts an impressive hoard of musical talent:

Kit Massey (Violin) and Phil Cornwell (Bass) are both full time professional musicians. Cornwell is the musical director of West End musical “The Scotsboro Boys’’ and Massey  was formally a violinist with the Santiago Philamonia in Chile and has worked as a session musician with artists such as Emile Sande, Dizzie Rascal, Muse and Jamie Cullum. Arran Glass (Vocals and Guitar) and Alex Scott (Mandolin) are both professional Actor-Musicians and Puppeteers who perform and compose the music for a variety of theatre and television. Chris (Bouzouki), Dan (Harmonica) and Ellie Rusbridge (Vocals) are all siblings and come from a rich folk music heritage as their parents met in a folk club and still perform in their own folk band Thornbridge.

The Bristol bunch have already been making waves across the folk scene and have received raving reviews from some of the top publications in the genre.

“Be prepared to enter an entirely different world” – Allan Wilkinson – Northern Sky Magazine

“Sublime vocals and intricate instrumental work […] a magical journey filled with rhythm and rhyme.” – Folkblues and Beyond

“These are more than songs sung to tunes. The texture is seamless. Throughout, there’s an unvarying, symbiotic fusion as vocals and instruments feed off each other to create songs with space and depth.” – Tim Carroll – Folkwords

‘Seven Tides’ is due for release December 1st.

Links:

www.applesinlondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/applesinlondon

https://twitter.com/applesinlondon

https://soundcloud.com/apple-of-my-eye

New Album HOPE from Manchester Orchestra Available Now

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The Atlanta-based hard rock quintet that is Manchester Orchestra  announce the release of HOPE, a startling re-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, which was released earlier this year.

Whilst searching for the sonic direction of what would become their fourth full-length album, the hard-hitting COPE, earlier this year; Manchester Orchestra discovered something pretty amazing; the unapologetically heavy anthems seemed to work beautifully when stripped to their bare essence. From this discovery was born this fascinating new project form the creative band.

 

With an spacey rock sound, Manchester Orchestra combine the best of rock with a new age undertone. The perfect sound to chill out and let yourself be immersed into the clarity of the enchanting smooth sound of Manchester Orchestra.

Hear Hope here: https://soundcloud.com/manchesterorchestra/top-notch-hope-version/s-1LFSb

HOPE is available  now here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/manchester-orchestra/id80919241?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

UK TOUR DATES:

SEPTEMBER

26 – Portsmouth – Portsmouth Pyramids
27 – Bristol – Anson Rooms
28 – Norwich – Waterfront
29 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

OCTOBER

1 – Manchester – The Ritz
2 – Glasgow – 02 ABC
3 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
4 – Leeds – Beckett University
6 – Cardiff – University Solus
7 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 

 

Lateefah releases deep hard hitting Reggae Soul Track!

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Neo Soul Superstar, Lateefah unveils new single, ‘This is Who I am’

A cool track with a tropical twist, from the artist looking to make a second musical hit!

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“This is who I am” is a bass fueled, revival to the soul scene. Produced by talented young producer KING for Lateko Records, it will be released July 14th. Lateefah’s debut single “Here I am” held the number one spot for three weeks on the Reverbnation Christian chart for St. Lucia and also for a period of one week was number one on all genres chart. The single also reached #27 on the National Airplay Top 50 Gospel Chart (US) in December 2013 sharing the spotlight with notable artists such as Mary Mary, William McDowell, Donnie McClurkin and others. Her second single release “Love Me Through” was well received by the media and already performing live sessions with some of the top radio stations such as Premier Radio and top venues such as The Vortex, she is one to follow.

Listen to ‘This is Who I Am’ here: https://soundcloud.com/lateefahsings/this-is-who-i-am

London Born musician, Lateefah is a neo soul artist who after returning to the UK from her parent’s native country of St Lucia, is now working on further developing her gift for making music. Her new single releasing this year, will hope to demonstrate the talent and efforts of this young neo soul artist.

The cool Caribbean Artist started out singing in church at a young age, and gathers a lot of the inspiration for her work, from her own personal diaries from her childhood. Adapting these written records of her past, Lateefah has been able to create moving and soulful songs that entertain and educate her listeners about her colorful past.

Lateefah developed her passion for singing from early on as 3 years of age! Her earliest memory of being driven by the art, was trying to hit the right notes in the song “The Lord is my Shepherd”. Rehearsing relentlessly, until she hit it with pitch perfect precision. After that success and a great deal of extra practice, the music industry became a second home for the young superstar. The music blood has been in Lateefah’s family since her father founded the 70’s Reggae band, Cygnus.

Along with the Single, you can also get a FREE download of the track “Here I am”: http://latekorecords.com/lat-s-music

Links
www.facebook.com/thereallateefah
www.reverbnation.com/lateefahsings
www.soundcloud.com/lateefahsings
www.twitter.com/lateefahsings

Punk legends the Misfits team up with Fright-Rags for shirt collaboration “Fiend from Crystal Lake” available for pre-order until 2/28

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MisfitsThere’s no such thing as too much horror business when it comes to horror punk legends the Misfits and horror apparel specialists Fright-Rags! The match made in Hell has resulted in several limited edition products that will be released over the next few months.

The first of the collaborations is a special edition T-shirt dubbed “Fiend from Crystal Lake.” The design crosses the band’s iconic fiend skull logo with Jason Voorhee’s signature hockey mask. It’s available on super soft 100% cotton T-shirts, girl shirts and zip-up hoodies.

“Fiend from Crystal Lake” is available for pre-order now on Fright-Rags.com. It will remain for sale until 10am EST on Friday, February 28. Orders are expected to ship in early April.

Visit Fright-Rags.com for shirts from such classic films as Halloween, Escape from New York, Re-Animator and many more, and keep an eye on the site for more Misfits collaborations in the near future.

Emperor the Stag – ‘Fantasy to Bleak’ – new album

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EmperorTheStagHit the rocky road with South Coast four piece Emperor the Stag. Their new album ‘Fantasy to Bleak’ is out now and deliciously dark.

With little concern for budget (or lack of) or the fact that some of the songs on this highly anticipated debut effort are just polished up ‘first demos,’ Emperor the Stag, confidently kick off 2014 with ‘Fantasy to Bleak’.  A four piece guitar band from Eastbourne, East Sussex (of all places) who could happily stand on the side of any high speed scene, much like The Cure did. Who some say are their vocal West Sussex counterparts.

If anything Fantasy to Bleak demonstrates Emperor’s solution to the long lost melody. The one that isn’t cut/pasted and complicated. This isn’t computer music and Emperor have gained a good deal of praise for that.( Introduced by the BBC radio and praised by Brighton Source for their 2013 appearance.)