What kind of results did that throw up? Just a load of fucking mad ones really. A lot of them were based on keeping a hold of the stuff yourself. So the idea of setting up your own website. I still like the idea of a record company model where, basically, really good people do your press, really good people know how to get you on posters. I mean Matt still lives in a bedsit and needs to earn money — well, we all do — through Beak.
Yeah, I think it probably could. You played a handful of European dates with Portishead last year but just the one in the US — at Coachella Festival — on the weekend before Third was released. I found that astonishing, because you'd been away for so long and the demand for a bigger tour was clearly there.
Have you grown tired of the treadmill that bands are expected to jump on once an album's out there? We set ourselves a certain amount of time that we would play and that was it. I thought I'd share a moment to let you all know some of the great stuff in heavy rotation here at Birdman Sound I never grow weary of Kawabata's sonic guitar assault!
A second outing for this wickedly voiced Swedish acid fol Goddess and her stellar band! Mighty Baby - Tasting the Life Sunbeam. One of my favorite west coast psych bands, but, from the UK. A killer live set from These 2 comps serve as a perfect introduction for anyone not familiar with "spiritual jazz" sounds and a kick-ass reminder of past brilliance to those already in the know!
There's something about that. It's pitched perfectly in terms of emotion. It's kind of sad, but it's not like throw your guts up, which is something we've always tried to avoid. Barrow: It's kind of got a filmic sound. If you listen to a lot of those kind of late 60s and 70s soundtracks, there is emotion, and it's not hidden.
It's direct to the vein. Barrow: You've said in the past that you don't really want to go to bat to say what a song is about because they are deeply personal things. She doesn't write in third person. It's all her stuff, so it's really personal. Utley: She's always quoting from Braveheart. I'm not gonna say that's what it was, but sometimes it could be quite surprising that she's massively moved by something. Of course, there is a moving thing, but I always kind of see Braveheart as a little cheesy.
It speaks to her. Barrow: Yes, but it's people saying things that hit directly on an emotion. Whether it was cheesy or not, it's just that she's heard someone else say it. It could be in a completely different context. Barrow: Well, when I first came to Bristol I didn't have any money. I was a musician, and I had nothing but a bass guitar because I'd been playing bass with people making money.
Somebody offered me a session in that time in when I came to Bristol. The guy asked if I had a fretless bass, so I pulled all the frets out my bass because I needed the money. I basically ruined my bass just to get this session because it was quite well paid, and I could pay the rent then. I was just going to think about it afterwards and see if I could get the frets back in.
That's the only bass I had. That's the kind of Jaco Pastorius kind of riff with all the harmonics. It's very much that, and it was the basis of the track. Barrow: We had the song. We had the beat. We had the parts, but we just didn't have the thing that was the other instrument on top.
There were always records everywhere, and I just had a box of like 60s pop. It could be anything, just rubbish that I might be able to take a snare drum from or whatever. I had to slow it down a bit with my hands to make it fit.
Barrow: The worlds collided. I really like the idea of bit of slowing it down and feeling it be really rough over the top of it because it's a rough sounding track. Barrow: It was an Isaac Hayes sample. Sometimes in space you just find something, and I hadn't heard it used on another track before. It's just purity, really. That's the loop. Utley: Isaac Hayes is singing over there.
He has a massive voice, and he's right close to the microphone. It's quiet, and there's loads of reverb in there. The band is really chilled, so it's a beautiful sounding record. Barrow: It was a really trashed record, as well. I wanted to ask about your history of scoring films. Was learning how to do so similar to learning how to play an instrument? I never called myself a producer, I was just a bloke in a band who would also produce the band.
I never call myself a composer either, because I never went and learned how to write notes for a string section. And having love for it makes you stay awake at night, analyzing why the things that other people do are really, really good, and why things other people do are really bad, according to your own taste. I overanalyze everything, which I never thought I would.
At first, I would bring the weirder electronic stuff, and he would bring the actual film composing side to it. But after we worked together on Ex Machina , that completely went out the window, and we both were doing things together. And now I feel absolutely confident that I know how to score a film, as much as Ben feels confident that he can actually make the fucking random weird noises.
Scoring is a real art, as well. So you get a lot of people from the music side like myself, who are good at making a lot of noise as a kind of conceptual underscore.
And it makes sense, because I was wondering how all of these music guys suddenly knew how to score films. Well, some of them do. But a brilliant music editor will basically be the brain of it, fitting stems of their audio within the film. The children of the night. Disc Two: The Electric Circus I got a right 2.
Fresh rag 4. Big time bum or over my dead cock 6. Disc Three: The Factory St. Charles, St. Louis Big time bum 6. Garage, Vol. You probably always thought such countries, except South Africa, had nothing to contribute the 60's garage scene Here you have a surprising compilation of very, very rare tracks taken from 45s released in Congo, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa.
Nicely done release with remastered sound, and an insert with rare and obviously unseen photos and liners! This not an Afro Beat or Afro Rock compilation, the music on this record is strictly 60's garage as you might expect of it!!! Now looking back to the Indonesian legacy of garage and rock'n'roll. Those bands wrote some history by theirselves during the 60's and confronted the Indonesian regime with music. Lots of fuzz and rock'n'roll, making their own revolution trough the fuzz pedal.
Among these, other bands confronted the regime inside Indonesia, like Dara Puspita or Koes, among others. Dont look for protest ballads or even traditional songs here, theres only room for garage, raw beat and indo-rock at its best. Remastered sound, photos and liners. Dara Puspita - Bertamasja Indonesia Koes Bersaudara - Poor Clown Indonesia The Swallows - La Ngomber Singapore Panbers - Together We Dance Indonesia Steps - Kitjir Kitjir Singapore Koes Plus - Kelelawar Indonesia Tielman Brothers - Marabunta Netherlands Dara Puspita - Believe Me Indonesia Black Magic - Surfin Gipsy 63 Netherlands Benjamin S - Digebukin Indonesia.
On colored vinyl and coming with a download code. Flipper formed in San Francisco in on the cusp of Ronald Reagan's presidency. It seems fitting that their debut single originally released on Subterranean in turns environmental disaster into the band's modus operandi.
Chorus-less and catchy-as-hell, 'Love Canal' features all that would become Flipper trademarks in four art-damaged minutes.
In other words, you get a knuckle-dragging tempo, ear-splitting feedback, basslines to crash your car to and a depraved frontman wailing about uncomfortable American matters.
This reissue comes with the original sleeve design and is limited to 1. Sleaford Mods started around in Nottingham by Jason Williamson. Born out of frustration and by accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive attack on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment.
Smith and snarling punk attitude. A full-on kick to the senses inspired by the Sex Pistols, The Last Poets and '60s garage and soul music. Includes download code.
Formed in , X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. Their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in This reissue comes with the original sleeve design in a limited edition of 2. Edition of copies in silkscreened jackets. Features four live-in-the-studio tracks that finally! This historic platter is limited to 3, copies worldwide, and these versions of the tracks are exclusive to this release.
Reissue of the album by the UK anarcho punk legends, their fifth and final full length. The band chose to forgo the formulaic cliches of punk rock and instead adopt the improvisational approach of free jazz, in a bid to replicate the desperation they were all feeling at that time. The live album, plus the second volume from This is a limited edition of 2.
This record is a nasty, cruel journey into disdain. Vinyl version includes download. Texas emocore! Lovers of '77 punk will flip for the sick Johnny Thunders licks, fans of modern bands like No Hope For The Kids and the Observers will love the big, dark vocal hooks, and the HC-kids will bang their fist the entire time.
A truly outstanding collection of songs. SPITS - SPITS 5TH Everyones favorite space-age mutant skate punks The Spits are back with their long-awaited fifth album self-titled, as were the previous four and these twelve new action-packed songs of apocalyptic, fuzzed-out, over-driven madness do not disappoint. A ripping mix of punk attitude and '50s rock riffs, Teenage Head were not interested in politics or philosophy: this is just young, loud, and dumb punk rock, played the way it should be.
Though their next album would make them stars across Canada with two hit singles, this album is their finest and most urgent recording. The Ex started out as a ramshackle late '70s Dutch punk unit with an open musical mind. Through the years the band in various line-ups developed into a free form DIY unit, often focusing on African music, experimentation and extreme forms of a.
This release includes a booklet, posters and an article by Dutch journalist Peter Bruyn. Their notoriety for being well-oiled performers further aided the Goat in obtaining several high profile shows with the likes of Corrosion Of Conformity, which brought the band to the attention of a wider audience.
Indeed, the hordes of Goat-worshippers are growing! Here the band takes its sound to the next level, injecting a healthy dose of HC-influence to create what is their strongest material to date.
Last copies available! Limited copies black vinyl. Last copies avalaible! Limited copies blue vinyl. Edition on black vinyl, including a thick cardboard cover, lyric sheet and poster. Edition on bone-black splatter vinyl, including a thick cardboard cover, lyric sheet and poster. The group clearly prefers to let the music -an intriguing mix of visceral black metal, classic early '90s indie rock and screamo, with thought-provoking lyrics- speak for itself.
This album was recorded in by Justin Weis and features a huge sound, along with the Lousiville-styled post rock think Slint, not Godspeed! This is black metal, but black metal tinged with 20th century minimalism and outlandish vocals.
Botarro and Plaza also play with fellow doomsters Procession. However, there is a fundamental difference between Capilla Ardiente and Procession, neither of which is a mere side project but both are full-blown bands.
They followed in the footsteps of Sodom, Kreator and Destruction and have never looked back In , Desaster recorded their first album called "A Touch of medieval Darkness" after two demos and a split 7" single together with Ungod. Their brand new studio record is called "The Arts of Destruction".
It's Desaster's seventh full-length album. A real heavy experience! Epitaph from Verona, Italy, are back from the dead! And more than that: almost 30 years after the birth of Epitaph they finally release their very first full-length album via High Roller Records. Epitaph were part of this glorious "Spaghetti Doom" movement, having close bonds with other legendary acts, namely Black Hole and Sacrilege.
Existance is quite a young band, formed in in a small town called Clermont, situated approximately 60 kilometres north of Paris. Legitimate licensed 15th anniversary reissue of the Mammoth Records album. It was a departure for Jag Panzer as it was the first and last concept album in the band's recording history, an adaption of William Shakespeares "MacBeth".
These musicians set themselves apart from the big heap of the genre's representatives by enriching their music with elements from post-punk and post-rock, including Joy Division and Slint.
The super deluxe LP edition is pressed on gram green and black vinyl and presented in an awesome gatefold sleeve. Also included is an insert of the cover art and a free download of the whole album. With similar results. The production of the nine songs was again well under par compared to Thrash Metal classics such as Slayers Reign in Blood or Kreators Extreme Aggressions.
In Andreas Oberhoff Living Death had found a competent new drummer. However, singer Thorsten "Toto" Bergmann was not willing to tone down his vocal style which had by become the main trademark of the band. The press once again had a field day. Reviews could not have been much worse. Only a few magazines like Metal Forces from the UK did get what the band was trying to achieve.
All in all, Metal Revolution was only a slightly less extreme record in comparison to the debut Vengeance of Hell. The album was originally released on the newly founded Earthshaker label home of Warlock in Various line-up changes Atomic Steif joined on drums, the Kelch bothers left resulted in a more technical style of Thrash Metal though. Albums such as Protected from Reality , Worlds Neuroses or Killing in Action were moving more and more in the direction of bands like Mekong Delta or Sieges Even for that matter.
Limited edition of copies on bronze coloured vinyl. Manilla Road is a band that needs no introduction, as the American trio has shaped the form of metal for the past four decades. Notorious both for his mighty beard and his strong opinions, Paul Speckman from Chicago, Illinois is one of the loudest and most significant voices in thrashened death metal.
His band Master belongs to the longest lasting constants in that field of music, forever shunning all trends or the "need" for a "modern" sound.
Master first formed in , rising from the ashes of Pauls former bands War Cry and Death Strike, and in spite of a long list of line up changes and troubles with getting out their first proper release their debut, simply titled "Master", was released in on German label Nuclear Blast Master have been alive, kicking and massively influential ever since. However, Nemesis was not the first-ever band Leif played in. That was Witchcraft.
He left Witchcraft in and today describes them as "even worse than Nemesis". Together with Anders Walling on guitar and Anders Walterson on drums, who both came from the band Surgery, Edling formed Nemesis in at the commercial peak of the N.
As every self-respecting Metal fan knows, Nemesis, the brainchild of a certain Leif Edling, was the predecessor of Candlemass maybe the worlds most important Doom band after Black Sabbath. Comes with a heavy gatefold cover, a lyric sheet and a poster. Love Of Satan'. Limited to x transparent splatter vinyl, gsm heavy gatefold cover, poster.
Edition of copies on bronze coloured vinyl, with heavy cardboard cover and insert. Satanic Heavy Metal has one name: Satans Host! Having been around for more than 35 years, these guys from Denver, Colorado now deliver their 11th full-length studio album "Virgin Sails".
It shows the veterans of heavy satanic worship at their best, and even better. The songwriting has matured, the ideas are brand new, but the long loved trademarks stay the same: Satans Host have been known for seamlessly combining elements from Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal and Black Metal, serving a unique brew straight from the Dark Lords chalice.
Gatefold cover, insert, transparent red vinyl. They never wavered from the path, never split up and re-united. As long as vocalist Gerre is alive, there will always be Tankard. This, however, has led to the fact that there are very few Best Of and compilation albums around. No superfluous B-Side collections or cheaply produced live retrospectives.
Limited to copies, first on colored vinyl. Edition of copies. It's no exaggeration to say that Warhammer's new album "No Beast so Fierce On this album they have created the most extreme guitar sound they've ever had. In addition to that the slower, more depressing songs come across more doomy than ever before. The fast songs are a bit slower than in the past, making them sound even more aggressive this time around.
Has two bonus tracks from the same recording sessions, that were not included in the album by original labels decision. All completely remastered, the release also includes a nice insert with photos and memorabilia. Limited collectors edition of copies only, with the artwork as it was intended by the band! GER CD version! Honestly - they could be really huuuuuge!
They have already done a whole tour of Brazil and supported Slayer. The vibe is steeped in '70s rock, but the sound is definitely NOW! This is hard rock at its hardest and heaviest, set against an expansive post apocalyptic backdrop. They play catchy and freewheeling Ramones style punk with a sunkissed beach pop twist. Limited to copies on blue vinyl. This 7-inch comes housed in a near-faithful reproduction of the original Spruck Records picture sleeve.
The music is an exhilarating combination of C indie jangle and neo-psych, slightly melancholic but with a hopeful side. Comes on yellow vinyl with a download. Two wild dub influenced pop tracks. This first-time reissue comes with sound from the original master tapes. The song on the flip is 'Night Owl Blues'. Their vinyl debut. Theyve put the polka dot dresses on ice, brought the boys out of the shadows and had 1 change in the girl department too. Their musical roots of sculpted, self-confessed, unabashed pop remain intact, but with a fresh new take.
A gleaming disco ballad, it continues the themes of their debut but the girls who once doted on the harmonies of The Ronettes now play out their relationships to the beat of the discotheque. They deal in great off-kilter power-pop songs with gorgeous hooks and catchy melodies. Comes with free mp3. None of these tracks appear on his Sub Pop album. Comes with incredible hand-drawn cover art by Chad himself.
Including a download, this is a limited edition. The band made their live debut at SXSW and ripped it up like you'd expect from these guitar gods. Go find this immediately. Melbourne-based shoegazers Flyying Colours return with a second EP of psychedelic pop textures, tempered with sugar-rush melodies. Their eponymous debut inch established Liquid Liquid's uncompromising vision, from its startling black-and-white sleeve design to the minimalist grooves found within.
No Joy strikes a balance between the blistering walls of noise they're renowned for, with airy, expansive atmospherics that allow the songs to breathe and the melodies to seep through. Essential post-punk synth from the late '70s. This is the first vinyl reissue since the mid-'80s. Although his influences may lie in the discarded neon bones of the '80s and '90s, there's an infectious spark of melodic tunesmithing permeating the album's ten tunes.
Edition on gram vinyl, plus download. Alfa 9 recorded their debut album in under 2 weeks, with additional production and mixing in Liverpool. Not a complete representation, but a wide breadth of the material recorded from this period not released on the full-length albums of this period, On Two Sides and Under and Under.
All the material is prior to the Phrases and Land and Fixed era, prior to the increase in fidelity, during under the hazey gauze of mystery and imperfect yet melodic noise. Consider it a parting shot to that period of the project.
This release is in conjunction with a multi-week European tour which includes the Primavera festival. None of this material has ever been on CD, and some of it never before on vinyl, completely remastered. This is well crafted, multi-layered orchestral pop with baroque leanings. This release -here on vinyl- presents all twelve tracks recorded at the BBC, re-mastered and available for the first time.
Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, site of the infamous May 4 massacre, DEVO formed as a conceptual art project armed with the radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh Mark, Bob and Jim and brothers Casale Jerry and Bob , along with drummer Alan Myers, soon whipped up an otherworldly brand of "devolved blues" that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of a. The Numbers Band or the primal rock poetry of The Bizarros. Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between , 'Hardcore' reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock'n'roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for the post-modern man.
It's no surprise that these transmissions would soon catch the eye and ear of Brian Eno, who later produced their landmark debut album. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops and a primitive rhythmic thud power the early DEVO sound. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and DEVO's long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof.
Few moments in pop music history can match the grinding, pent-up energy of 'Mongoloid' and the spastic bounce and sputter of 'Jocko Homo' two anthems presented in their earlier and superior versions here. Featuring songs that were left off of his first two Columbia LPs, Bob Dylan and The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, as well as other assorted demos and unreleased recordings, this essential LP of early recordings perfectly captures his growth from traditional folk music interpreter into what he would become: Americas greatest living songwriter.
Man On The Street 3. House Carpenter 5. Rambling, Gambling Willie 6. Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues. SIDE B: 1. Quit Your Low Down Ways 4. Worried Blues 5. No More Auction Block 6. Kingsport Town.
This deluxe set also includes a page booklet, an original Jad Fair poster 30cm x 60cm and a download card.
Irresistible raw innocence on a cloud-clearing summer album. It's subtle, hazy, and gritty as hell. Stripping bare and reinventing his songwriting idiom, M. Taylor recorded this spiritually devastating, austere antecedent to the widely celebrated Haw and Poor Man direct to a portable cassette recorder in rural Piedmont, North Carolina in Edition on gram vinyl, with download.
LP edition. The release of their second album, 'Live Through This', was less than a month after the death of her husband, Kurt Cobain, and was shortly followed by the death by overdose of Hole's bassist, Kristen Pfaff.
All of those highs and lows can be felt, viscerally, in the sound of Hole's live shows that year, with possibly the best sound and performance coming from this December show in Berkeley, CA. Essential live '90s alternative from the queen of the scene.Jul 19, · R&B star THE WEEKND has reportedly denied illegally sampling PORTISHEAD's song MACHINE GUN on his new single after bandmember GEOFF BARROW .