Anticipating their new single Bouquet of Dead Crows have let loose a video of the killer tune “Bunched Up Bradley”. It is released 18th May and this Star Wars Themed intro and in studio footage lets you enjoy the new tune in all its glory. An album is due in September and the band are playing a series of dates in Manchester, Newcastle and Bedford in early June.
Many thanks to Paul Forshaw for recording the whole of Drink and Drive’s set at AATMA on May 4th. The band are in fine form and if you haven’t got to see them live or bought the album yet maybe this will tempt you?
Boz Hayward has released another video to compliment the Tennessee Ten album. The wonderfully quirky “My Little Bubble” is now available, shot in New York, City and state, the ‘lounge jazz’ track from the Tennessee Ten features Rick Burrows on trumpet, and is described as a diy lo-no-fi Bert Weill Productions video.
November 1st also sees a live performance of the whole of Tennessee Ten at The Eagle Inn, Salford. One Sided Horse and Misharlo support (details below).
13th October sees the release of a new three track EP “Sjhake” by Cambridge self styled purveyors swirling keyboard-fuelled psychpop with horror-show freak-beat guitars and new wave post-punk bass-lines.
Lead track Sjhake previously featured on the bands second album “Haunted Mirror”, second track “Glossy Magazines” was featured on a German Shepherd compilation and the third track “Electric Line Terminus” is a new release.
In anticipation of the release of new EP “Mind Trajectory” in November PrunX have released a video for the track “Iron Dream” which appeared on their Vol. III release. With stunning and stark imagery the video captures the spirit of Norman Spinrad’s alternative history novel which inspired the track.
Watch this space for news about the new EP, until then enjoy the video
Berlin based deliverers of all things groovy PrunX have launched a video of the second song from recent EP vol. III. This hard hitting track shows the band at their very best
You can get the EP here
A brand new single from The Screaming Love Collective with guests Al Price on Harmonica and Paul Winter on vocals hits the digital stores on 17th February. We think it’s their best yet. With a moody mutant blues with folky elements we were reminded of the early experiments of bands like Traffic. It’s utterly gorgeous and we commend it to you.
Cambridge melodic rockers launch their new EP “Epicentre” on 30th September with a brand new video. The EP includes the original album track from the “Of The Night” album as well as previously unreleased demos and live versions of the bands songs.
The band play Salford Music Festival on the release date at the Eagle Inn, Salford….
German Shepherd Records and Bert Weill Productions are pleased to announce a new partnership to promote the music of Boz Hayward.
Boz Hayward is a Manchester based musician who, with his unique bozchestra, creates stunning cinematic music and, as a singer-songwriter, catchy, quirky, acoustic pop.
German Shepherd Records will promote Boz’s work and he will release the music himself.
Soon after punk happened, Boz formed his first band in November 1978. As with all musicians his music developed in the intervening years to a body of work which translates his observations on life and people gathered from his travels around the country and the world. The music contains many soundtracks to accompany that journey. It is a visual music that maps his life.
His first instrumental release ‘Shortscores’ (2013) gained fulsome praise for its cinematic, narrative writing style, coupled with the quaint and idiosyncratic delivery of bozchestra – with Boz often on acoustic guitar, and, depending on the song, backed by slide guitar, guitaron, violin, trumpet, keyboards/piano and percussion. Boz’s musical style is perfect for film scores. ‘Shortscores’ came about through Boz’s work with an experimental film and sound event called Video Jam in 2012. Boz was sent a short film to score. bozchestra perfomed the score live to the screening at the inaugural event and such was its success that Boz was invited back repeatedly. That body of accumulated work became Shortscores. For this, Boz was keen for his music to reflect the particular mood and emotional charge that each film evokes, as opposed to providing a detached musical commentary.
The latest collection of bozchestra music is to be released on September 9th and is entitled ‘Films in Music’.
This time, a collection of soundtracks to films which exist only in the imagination of the listener, ‘Films in Music’ is a set of stand-alone pieces. In other words, listeners are invited to make up their own imagined films or dreamscapes to the music. The collection facilitates this by delivering a selection of atmospheric, cinematic, instrumental pieces replete with ideas and emotions. There’s a brooding intensity to a lot of the music. It evokes images of a post-war Berlin or Vienna with Harry Lime skulking in some back alleyway, or a spaghetti western with grizzled protagonists in a stand-off outside a cantina, but there’s also a pastoral feel to some of the tracks producing a gentler more introspective atmosphere. Reflecting a gentle Tex-Mex vibe, coupled with 70s spy dramas, and tasteful melodies, Hayward combines instruments in unique and pleasurable ways to deliver perfect vignettes. Bill Frisell, Ennio Morricone, John Barry and Anton Karas are all called to mind but Boz also adds a subtle flavour of Manc post-punk melancholia to the mix. There’s the occasional sonic surprise which keeps the music interesting and vital. This is quality music which is varied and bears repeated listening.
The album will be released through Bert Weill Productions and distributed worldwide by AWAL.
PREVIOUS RELEASES ARE AVAILABLE FROM: iTunes, Amazon and other popular download sites.
These include the albums ‘Featuring Ruby and Eric Next Door’ (2010), ‘ReCaffeinated’ (2011), ‘Edward Edwardly and the Marquis of Flixton’ (2012), ‘Shortscores’ (2013) and ‘Light and Dark’ (2014).
A visual five minute tour of the album please look away if you want to imagine your own scenes, places, wherever the music takes you!
Press enquiries, requests for interview direct to Boz at : email@example.com
A tour to promote the album is being planned for the autumn.