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Merchandise for most of Alan Davey's bands including Hawkestrel, Gunslinger, Ace of Spades, Bedouin, Captured Rotation and Eclectic Devils
Andro Coulton was Bass Guitarist in the iconic Witchfynde line up from 1975 to 1980 producing the NWOBHM classic album Give ‘Em Hell.
Andro Coulton’s Give ‘Em Hell was formed after Rampant’s Jamie Carter asked Andro to sign his Witchfynde Give ‘Em Hell album cover at Mearfest Slough, June 2019 and during the resulting conversation Andro mentioned about starting a band to play the Witchfynde songs from 1975 to 1980. Jamie asked if he could be the lead guitarist. From that chat Andro Coulton’s Give ‘Em Hell was formed from 3 members of Rampant and two members of Malleus.
Back To The Planet (BTTP) formed while squatting together in Peckham, London in 1989, and attracted a following throughout the early 1990s.
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They played four consecutive Glastonbury Festivals. BTTP were vociferous in their resistance to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Their music blended elements of ska, dub, punk, and dance music. Their first album, Warning the Public, was released on their own record label, Arthur Mix Records, based in Hither Green. They are still touring
Take yourself back thru the mists of time to circa 1983..... Phil and Julian (aka Sack) were playing in two different bands. Both bands broke up around the same time, so they decided to form a new band. Originally called 'Isis', but this was changed when Ebony Records showed an interest in signing us. Ebony thought the name was shite....and in hindsight I think they were right!
Phil and Sack brought several mates into the picture.....and then based the name on a description of Conan the Barbarian.... one of his many enemies referred to him as the "dangerous Black mane" owing to his hair.
Blending punk/ska/rock and even a little lounge music and coming up with something a little bit different Biography like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the monkeys bigger louder and much better looking the bud smugglers are here
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We are a Heavy Metal band based in the North East of England. We aim to write and play music that not only pays homage to the NWOBHM and 80s German Speed Metal titans, but we aim join the Classic Heavy Metal revival revolution happening!!
Electric Cake Salad are an alternative/electronica band from the Midlands, UK. Signed to Flicknife Records. Electric Cake Salad launched in 2009. They cite influences such as Nero, Magnetic Man, Agnostic Front, Dandy Warhols, Metallica, Hawkwind, Kraftwerk, NEU! , CAN, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Warpaint Genesis Stereolab Chesney Hawkes CONTACT DETAILS
Preston's greatest gift - 4 bassists, a drummer and a knob twiddler - they have to be seen to be believed.
6 designs available including the tour design from 2018/19 tour and the Special Edition Preston Guildhall T-shirt
ALL OF THE ABOVE
“The album is massive.
It has tastes of every sound he ever heard and loved; it’s acoustic and electric guitar, piano, Hammond, harmonica, trumpet, sax; it’s a rock and soul revue sound with songs that are packed with images of those that lived on the streets, those that still live there, those that have survived their issues, those that haven’t.
It’s about the state of the country as we see it now. It’s The Who, The E Street Band, The Hold Steady, The Jam, those Mancunian lads he used to know if they’d kept their edge.
It’s got hope, anger, despair, delight and it’s full of love, for your family, your friends, your fellow man.
It’s about standing up, making a stand,
“Not here man, this is holy ground” in an echo of a Waterboys moment”, believing in things, believing in yourself, and in your ‘self’.”
“Mason weaves a tapestry together of diverse characters and lives like vignettes. The passion and talent has to be lauded. Mason is a teller of stories, of some lives, lived, others hidden and lost, of hopes and dreams and everything else in-between.”
“On listening to All Of The Above, the lack of acknowledgment for Hightown Pirates is both a mystery and a shame, as there is much to admire here. The musicianship is exceptional: melodic yet noisy guitars, flexible bass-lines, soulful backing vocals, all cushioned by a persistent backdrop of northern soul brass. The ingredients may sound familiar, and Mason freely admits that it’s not notable for its originality, but this doesn’t detract from the talent. “
“Big on numbers, with a big sound, big hooks and even bigger tunes. Tunes that are powered by big guitars, a big booming bass, big and beautiful trumpets, big drums and big soulful vocals.
But most of all Hightown Pirates have a great big heart. A great big beautiful beating heart.
Just buy the album, it is utterly beautiful.”
“Sophisticated and nuanced: There is real vulnerability in these tunes that puts it on a plane with Elliot Smith. There’s an emotional literacy here as well.
Louder Than War magazine.
DRY AND HIGH
“A joyous, anthem-laden affair that evokes Arcade Fire’s sweep; Blood, Sweat & Tears’ horns and the finer moments of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica”
“Boldness has genius, go f**kin’ listen.”
Louder Than War. 9/10
“A brilliant debut album”
KROM hail from the West coast of Sweden and were formed in Gothenburg in 2019. Characterised by their dark, rhythmically driven and melodic sounds, the band seek to transcend the boundaries of post punk, noise and electronica.
Misplaced is the band's second self produced EP and sees them focusing on the darker and heavier side of the spectrum. Released on 25th September 2020, it was mixed by Sven Jensen and mastered by Fredrik Jonasson.
Peter Hageus - Guitar and vocals
Erik Johansson - Synth and effects
Paul Freeman - Bass
Jouni Lindberg - Drums
Andro Coulton's NWOBHM band prior to launchig Give 'em Hell
Mandrake Paddle Steamer were a Progressive Rock band formed in 1966 by Brian Engle and Martin Briley whilst they were students at Walthamstow Art College. Martin and Brian were joined by Matin Hooker, Paul Riordan and Barry Nightingale, they played all over UK and toured Europe extensively. They signed to EMI and recorded one single at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Although their life as a band was only for 5 years1966 to 1971 they now have a cult following and are continually being compared to early Pink Floyd. They have recently had an album released after 50 years.
Available from mandrakepaddlesteamer.com
One Sided Horse, the solo project of Evil Blizzard's singer. Songs that are simple and about love and hope. Formed 5 years ago as a solo acoustic performer, it has developed into a full blown band featuring the lads from Embrace. Music can be found here https://onesidedhorse.bigcartel.com
These two Disciples of Diablo have now been joined by Blink Cyclone (bass/rhythm) and Max'Amillionaire' (drums) all four will be Live in Texas march 16th @ the texas indi Fest ......where they are sure to drag you to hell...
We are THE PAPASHANGOS...
We do songs about love, sex and death. And taxes.
We're no good at all the stuff that most bands generally do like, I dunno, staying in one place or in tune or whatever. In fact, if there's any way we can play on the floor with the crowd, rather than being up on a stage, that suits us just fine.
Plague Songs - a design by Martin Rowson
Plague Songs are written by Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson – ‘…furious, bleakly funny and often offensive poems and songs written about Covid and broken Britain during lockdown’ – which have been set to music by Jon Tregenna.
‘Powerful stuff. Words and music as angry and disturbing as these present times’ – Ken Loach
Watch here: www.youtube.com/plaguesongs. Also available to download or listen on Bandcamp and Spotify.
‘Art as public enquiry’ – Jon Gower, Nation Cymru
Porcelain Hill is a high energy POWER trio. Perfectly blending blues, soul, Rock! It’s music that plays to a crowd LIVE, and tantalizes a recorded track. Heavy guitar riffs and thunderous drums collide with melodic bass lines creating music you don’t listen to, but music you feel. Formed in 2012 out of Ontario, CA when guitarist Darnell “Big D” Cole met Nat “Wildfire Campos. The duo performed as a two piece for a couple years but felt like something was missing. After cycling through a few bass players, the band found Lucas “LZA” Martinez, and really came together. The group continues to tour, melting faces internationally, and carving their path to the top with their unique brand of Rock and Roll.
NWOBHM band Rampant from 1980/81 has reformed with some new members and the original guitarist and vocalist. Here's to the future...Run for the hills
Sons of Mu were born kicking and screaming in 2019, they were brought together by their own inadequacies at coping with the modern world, so they retreated to the safety of their own womb like studio to play similar notes, sounds and shout at each other. What followed was a musical collaboration born from members of Idiot Joy (Nottingham Ugly Disco legends) Lord Ha Ha (Psych Rock outfit) and the Cult of Dom Keller (Dark, Psychedelic Sonic Alchemists). They draw influences from many places like Can, Spaceman 3 to obscure science fiction movies…. at the heart of their sound are epic sonic canvases dripping with psychedelia, funk & garage punk which aid their pursuit to find the lost continent of Mu.
Sci-Fi/ Garage Punk Rockers. Add Synth,samples,visuals and an industrial edge, a 5 piece assault on your senses, we are Strip Search Tramp!
Formed in late 1982 as a remedy for the similarly disenfranchised psych/festival scenesters.. Featuring from the 'get-go' a full psychedelic light show and acid rock, true 'Head Music for the Feet', the Magic Mushroom Band, against all odds, filled out the venue at their first ever show at a former Fire Station directly opposite Windsor Castle and never looked back..
Appearing at all manner of festivals and venues across the UK, including the last two Stonehenge festivals, often appearing with fellow Psych/Space Cadets Ozric Tentacles, The Treatment, Webcore and a host of others, before long a whole 'underground' scene had formed..
When the festival scene took a turn for the worse, the band took to more regular venues, managing to recreate a similar vibe with the lightshows and the attending punters..but also became important players at alternative clubs that were popping up. most notably London's 'Alice in Wonderland' and the infamous 'Crypt'...
The Magic Mushroom Band were the first on the scene to appear on a compilation album (The Waking Dream) in 1985 which caught the attention of John Peel who would play both tracks on his show (Mr Peel offered the band a chance to do a session on his show but his producer got cold feet) and they were the first to release a (now very rare!) album in their own right (The Politics of Ecstasy).
The band went on to release many more albums and e.p's over the years before finally hanging up their Mushroom Hats in 1994...
Fronted by Singer/songwriter and guitarist Garry Moonboot together with Vocals/Synthesisers Kim Oz and Bassist Wayne Buaku the trio remained constant throughout the band's career together with a host of marvellous players who passed through the ranks..
“Since late 2007 these sonic alchemists have been creating whacked out soundscapes and songs that appear to have been born from another universe, all from the confines of their sonic bunker”
'Righteous psychedelic abandonment' - Clash Magazine
'Goodbye to the Light is an astonishing piece of work' - Dean Jackson ( DJ ) BBC Introducing
'Cult of dom keller are a live juggernaut' - The Guardian
Ryan : Lead Guitar/Vocals/Keys
Neil : Vocals/Keys/Tambourine
Jason: Guitar/Keys/Backing vocals
Al : Drums/Samplers
EP1 / EP2 / EP3 CD (self-released) 2009-2011
Secret Sounds CD (self-released) 2012
‘Painted Skulls’ 7” Leaning Trees
(vinyl split w/ Shooting Guns) 2012
‘The Seed’ CD (self-released) 2013
‘S/t’ LP Reverberation / Mannequin 2013
‘S/t’ CD Cardinal Fuzz 2013
'Behind all evil is a black hole' single 2015 Fuzz club records
‘The Second Bardo’ LP Cardinal Fuzz 2014
‘Electric Ruins’ remixes CD
(hand-made & numbered self-release) 2014
Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Tribute 2016 LP (Cover of Dazed & confused) - Cleopatra Records USA
'Goodbye to the Light' LP - Fuzz Club Records 2016
'Paradiso is on fire' LIVE - Cardinal Fuzz Records 2017
'Ascend' LP Cardinal Fuzz Records 2019
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The Undaclass, based in South Shields, North East England is the brain child of guitarist, lead vocalist & songwriter Denni (Chris) Dennison, first founded in 2010 with a few like minded musicians but other than recording a couple of demo's, the band did not really go anywhere & folded... This did however lay the foundation of the band & plant the desire in Denni to one day make this happen & for his songs to be heard...
After playing in various local bands, Denni reformed The Undaclass in 2016 with Melanie Lisle on Bass & Sean Wilkinson (Mandora) on Drums... This line up worked very well, with successful appearances on the local music scene, building on a decent following which has lead to being asked to be part of a compilation record for the Anger Burning magazine... Due to personal circumstances Melanie could no longer fully commit her time to the band so in January 2020 Denni & Sean approached Sean's Mandora band mate Paul Binyon to take up Bass duties, he immediately took the opportunity to join in, this was a no brainer all round as Paul had previously played bass with Sean & Denni in previous bands & was already loving what The Undaclass were all about...
Now with the line up secure, the band are eager to record their first album & of course play live as much as possible, if the power & energy that has been created in the rehearsal room is anything to go by then the live shows will be nothing short of electric!!! With a blend of catchy hook lines, melodies & great lyrics, The Undaclass are quickly becoming one of the best Punk Rock bands to come out of Tyneside for decades... Watch this space..."
The Undaclass can be found on Facebook & we're hoping to have an official website soon...
The Warlords hail from Folkestone in Kent and this year marks their 10th anniversary. Not a tribute band as such but more a celebration of the music of H@wkwind. The band like to perform classic tracks with passion and power as close as possible to those original studio albums, focusing mainly on the 70s output. Their live shows wouldn't be complete without a light show, a few lazers and some projections to get the people dancing. The warlords were honoured last summer when they were joined on stage by none other than original founding member Nick Turner.
Tim Blake’s influence on “ Progressive “ and “Space” music has spanned the last 50 years … First as a stage sound-engineer …. And later as a composer and performer in his own right,
Opening the door to an unknown Group X - Later to be known as Hawkwind.
One can find Tim Blake on the web, both at http://www.facebook.com/timbcrystal/