The third full length album from Cambridge based alternative rock band Bouquet of Dead Crows welcomes new bassist Karen Gadd, which balances out the yin and yang within the quartet, and which also brings a fresh and revitalised feel to the bands sound.
The complete collection is called Hemispheres – the title of which describes an album of two parts – Celestial and Cerebral.
We released a first track from the album “Left to Rot” in October last year.
The second release from the album is a single “Kaiju Hijinks” which will be available via Bandcamp and all the main digital outlets from April 4th.
The recording of the second half of the album has been delayed so on May 22nd we will be releasing the first half of the album – Celestial. More details to follow!
This latest chapter in the Bouquet of Dead Crows story finds the quartet adopting a more progressive sound with their trademark riffs with big melodies approach being enhanced to incorporate more layered and nuanced elements, different time signatures, and more reflective and sometimes ambient sections. The duality of the album title is carried through to the music. Intense hard rocking sections contrast with quieter moments.
Artwork for the single has as usual been created by the highly talented Stewart Harris.
We have recently been re-organising our distribution arrangements and this has given us the opportunity to relaunch several albums in the back catalogue. One of the first of these is the re-issue of The Junta’s Network album from 2018.
Now distributed by A1 Music this excellent album shows the self-proclaimed Techno-Head at his best with guest appearances from Loop-aznavour (Adventures of Salvador), Aidan Cross (Weimar) and legendary Salford City Radio DJ Stephen Doyle. Combining an encyclopaedic knowledge of modern electronica with some post-punk and pop smarts this album finds The Junta at his most inventive.
In addition to the above album we are releasing a subscriber only live album of The Junta playing at Manchester’s AATMA venue.
Here are some highlights from Network
We are suspending the sale of physical items during the current crisis. This is mainly because we don’t have a warehouse full of items but a series of individual musicians with their own stock.
We will make CDs and Vinyl available again once the lockdown has been lifted.
All current live orders should be in the post in the next few days.
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To brighten your day and lighten the load here is some new, and not so new, music from the mysterious world of Abstercot. Moff has three other new albums due in June and a further one later in the year.
Releases are available from Bandcamp, Spotify, I Tunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and all the rest…..
Firstly a brand new EP “Throat Mender”……
…and then the wider release of Moff’s 2010 album “Gliding Through Stone”….
Stay tuned for more Moff news…..
There are of course more pressing issues than introducing a band right now as we struggle against a global pandemic, but, The English Disease, having readied themselves for their debut and with a run of gigs to follow that have had to be cancelled/postponed, decided to invite our trusty man with a camera Paul G Forshaw to their rehearsal room to document their sound.
A very new and exciting band. Treat this as a virtual gig……let us know what you think!
Bang Bang Maxwell -drums
Maximus Volume – guitar
Max Factor – voice
To clarify what is going on we invited Max Factor to introduce each of the songs in the set:
Is that punk rock enough for ya? : fed up with being told what ‘ I is ‘ and what ‘ I ain’t ‘ this is a riposte to the soulless fakes and plastic conservatives who uphold the rules of punk orthodoxy.
Sex Pigs : creepy middle aged men sliding right up tight against pretty young things at gigs
Crypto Queen : the One com scam , persuasive and lucrative but not for the investors
Bad Acid : what it says on the tin , life can be a bum trip and we all need to love and be loved.
Politic dog : there is no escape for any of us , politics, like it or not, affects every thing we do , for those who don’t care it may be time you did .
20 minutes in Mostar : a memory , a true tale of visiting a country on the brink of war and playing a game of football with innocent children , did they survive the horror that awaited them ?