Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway Debuts At #1 Around The World

Red Hot Chili PeppersPhoto credit: Steve Keros

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ THE GETAWAY DEBUTS #1 AROUND THE WORLD

11TH STUDIO ALBUM TOPS BILLBOARD SALES CHART AND DEBUTS #2 ON TOP 200

Red Hot Chili Peppers 11th studio album The Getaway debuted at number one around the world on June 27, 2016. The heralded studio album from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart selling 108,000 traditional units and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 118,000 album equivalent units.

The Getaway, marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. It debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

Praise for the album includes:

“Some of their best songs in years… top-shelf modern-rock splendor” – Rolling Stone

“The Getaway proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound.” – USA Today

“The Getaway is a nuanced album, rife with journeyman craft and poetry, that proves the Red Hot Chili Peppersstill have plenty of their own creative fire.” – All Music

“Their best album in ages” – People

“Their best in years… Their tightest, prettiest collection of songs in more than a decade” – Vulture

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Over Sands unveil new track “Memory House” / announce new EP

Over Sands

“Off kilter pop music with a deeply intelligent feel”Clash

Today sees brother duo Over Sands share “Memory House” the first track from the upcoming sophomore EP ‘Roman Rooms’

London based brothers Over Sands have announced their upcoming sophomore EP Roman Rooms.  This follows their debut self-titled EP released at the end of 2015 via tastemaker Los Angeles label B3SCI, which saw positive reviews from critics including Clash, Indie Shuffle, Shortlist, and The Line of Best Fit.

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Waterfahl EP review

Waterfahl

It’s been a bit of a mixed bag of weather this summer so far. So what could cheer up a gloomy day better than Waterfahl‘s new EP? Laying back with your chair leaning against the wall, with the cloudy/sunny weather leaking through the window and listening to the opening track “Another Story”, nice, welcoming lazy blues. Hanne Fahl‘s warm singing and harmonica weaves some inspiring patterns into the air with Finn Fahl‘s acoustic guitar orchestrating the mood.

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Henry Cluney at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford review – June 2016 [GiddyUp Music]

Henry Cluney GiddyUp Music at The Wheatsheaf Oxford

The Wheatsheaf – Oxford, England – Sunday June 19, 2016 review

Well, what can I say! Firstly I would like to thank all the musicians who performed and also thank everyone who came out to enjoy the eclectic mix of music played.

It was an early start on Sunday afternoon. We, Purple May, began at about 1.45pm. We played some of our original songs and a few covers, like “That’s Entertainment” (The Jam) and “Because The Night” (Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith). We then cleared a space for Osprey, who we have down as one of the busiest musicians and promoters in Oxford. He played a varied set, I always love his take on the Johnny Cash song “Folsom Prison Blues”.

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Henry Cluney (ex-Stiff Little Fingers) @ The Wheatsheaf Oxford – 2pm – 19th June 2016

Henry Cluney ex-Stiff Little Fingers at The Wheatsheaf Oxford

GiddyUp Music Presents… in the downstairs bar @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford – Sunday 19th June 2016: Henry Cluney (ex-Stiff Little Fingers) + local support by: Mad Larry + The Corsairs + Osprey + Purple May. THIS IS AN EARLY SHOW!!! 2PM START! Henry Cluney will be playing at about 3pm.

FREE SHOW ******** 2pm start: Purple May, Osprey and then Henry Cluney plays at about 3pm ********** the party continues after Henry Cluney’s set with The Corsairs and Mad Larry!

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GiddyUp Music @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford review: Scott Gordon, Ady Davey, more

GiddyUp Music at The Wheatsheaf Oxford

Another Super Sunday Hair Of The Dog for the GiddyUp Music entourage at The Wheatsheaf here in Oxford, England and it was good to see them all out in force. We (Purple May) had a great time playing. Jenny and I enjoyed breaking in some new covers such as “That’s Entertainment” and “Because The Night.” As well as digging out a few of our own home-grown tunes too. I think our selection of songs by The Jam, The Who and The Small Faces, definitely brought in some of the local Mod contingent judging on that vehicle in the alleyway!

GiddyUp Music Oxford Lambretta

After we had packed our toys away we cleared a space and I introduced Mark Sollis and Mark Bosely. Mark occasionally sits in on the bass with Mr. Sollis, and after all, when you have a song called “Mark Bosely”, you kind of feel obliged. They got into some toe tapping jamming at one point and had everyone chanting “Mark Bosely!” by the end of their set. We look forward to the next time Marks!

There is a lot of great entertainment here in Oxford and we don’t take it for granted, but one of the finest exponents of fronting a good song is our very own Ady Davey and Shakin’ Lips. The lads have been at it now since I can’t remember. With Ady sporting a fine cowboy hat and shades they took us into to the world of Ady and Shakey, which by the way is a really enjoyable place to be. Always a favourite at The Wheatsheaf. My favourite is their take on “The Midnight Gambler.” I think it is easily one of the best versions in the world, but that’s just me.

Wow, still two more bands to go. You know what? I think we must run the longest session of music in Oxford. 3.30pm till 8.30pm that’s, what? 5 hours more or less? Anyway…so I introduce Jesters a 3-piece folk band – guitar, fiddle and double bass. Their music really suited the day, nice breezy happy go lucky folk to dance to. In fact at one point, we were outside in the alleyway and Christine Ellis the fiddle player came out and played for us, so Ady Davey and I obliged by doing what the Americans call a do-si-do. I really enjoyed their version of “Matty Groves.”

Lastly we welcome to the floor our old friend Scott Gordon and his band and for some reason, more than likely, lots of rehearsals. But I like to think it was because of the magic of the night, he sounded the best that we had heard. Really cracking set Scott. The drummer and the bass player were really on it! With Shakin’ Lips joining in on his harmonica it was a great sound, and at some points even dubbed up a bit.

Thanks again to one and all, and all those musician types who come and make it happen. See you next time for the Henry Cluney (ex Stiff Little Fingers) special on Sunday 19th June 2016!

Dave
GiddyUp Music Oxford
Sunday 22 May 2016