Enter Shikari ‘Take To The Skies’ album release, tour dates + watch videos

Enter Shikari

Despite mounting pressure to make their lives easy with all of the desirable lunches and dinners A&R expense accounts bought Enter Shikari, in November 2006 this band from St. Albans, England took it upon themselves to make the (possibly reckless) decision NOT to sign to a major label …

Enter Shikari

Despite mounting pressure to make their lives easy with all of the desirable lunches and dinners A&R expense accounts bought Enter Shikari, in November 2006 this band from St. Albans, England took it upon themselves to make the (possibly reckless) decision NOT to sign to a major label. Instead, they took a loan from their distributor, Vital/Integral, and announced they would be releasing their debut album on their own Ambush Reality label.

Enter Shikari’s debut album ‘Take To The Skies’ was released in the UK, Europe and Japan in March 2007 and quickly slammed into the Number 3 spot on the UK album charts – not to mention two singles hitting the number one spot.

Take To The Skies album

Then, in true punk form, Enter Shikari rejected US label options and partnered with label imprint Tiny Evil Records (Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, AFI) for the October 30th, 2007 stateside release of ‘Take To The Skies.’ The main benefits of this route are that Enter Shikari has never had to listen to anyone else’s advice but their own. They have taken themselves from ‘one man and his dog’ to capacity crowds. All without ever having to wait for a ‘tastemaker’ deem them this afternoon’s ‘next big thing’. Not bad for a bunch of St. Albans lads.

Edges that were once rough (and would surely have been smoothed over and dulled by advice from those with an interest in shifting product) have instead been sharpened by the road, turning Enter Shikari into one of the most exciting, brutal and explosive live bands on Britain’s screamo / post-hardcore / whatthefu**ever ‘scene’ to this date.

After playing a packed to rafter tent at 2006’s Download Festival and then opening up for My Chemical Romance, the loyal “Army of Shikari” was steadily growing at a rapid pace. Validating all their hard work, perseverance and a no compromise attitude, the lads went on to sell out the London Astoria, being the second band ever in the world to achieve such a feat without a record deal or album out.

Enter Shikari

How do they feel about being asked to play [the Give it a Name Tour]?

“We’re very excited about playing. And it’s some massive venues, with like seventeen thousand people. It’s a crazy line-up. I mean, we’re above Senses Fail, which is just incredible because we love them…I’m looking forward to seeing bands like Thursday and Brand New…AFI…HIM” – Big Cheese

When the late and greatly missed Tony Wilson walked into the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Show town hall one evening back in June 1976, he stumbled across a little known band called Sex Pistols, playing to a half empty room consisting of a bunch unenthused northern union workers and overeager junior industry folk. At that very moment Wilson knew he’d just discovered a band so utterly groundbreaking, exciting and ultimately inspiring upon that stage. A band that had credible music critics baffled and scratching their heads, ranting what a joke they were. Yet soon became genre defining icons, symbolic of a subculture that still resonates in various forms to this very day.

Last summer Tony Wilson himself, was ranting away to many about another band he’d also found in the UK in the summer of 2006. In came Enter Shikari…

Two parts post-hardcore, the other half synth-rock trance. With obvious nods to the 90’s UK rave scene along with another to punk and hardcore, they’ve managed to rally up even the most stoic of fans to mosh like madmen and wave their hands in the air like the most dedicated of ravers!

Enter Shikari has been called everything from punk to trancecore, trance emo to flat out screamo. UK Press labeling aside, what we have here is another groundbreaking and genre defying band. They’re the only band who walked away with 2 prestigious Kerrang Magazine Music Awards this year for Best British Band, and The Spirit of Independence Awards.

In true Keith Moon fashion, Rolfe is quite possibly the wildest member in the band, he is blatantly unable to physically stay behind his drum kit through out the set, continually moving stage front during (the) synthesized parts of songs – he’s a key element into what gets the crowd excited and what makes this band so utterly unique in their performances.

“Rou Reynolds’s snarled verses give way to choruses that are literally choral-unison vocals whose sustained notes and purity of tone uplift the spirit like sunlight pouring through stained glass”. – Blender

“We want to do things differently”, says Reynolds, “we always have. We want to do things ourselves and we want to take responsibility for the things we do. We want to make something that’s personal, because otherwise how can people be expected to relate to it? How can they be expected to like us?”

Watch video – Enter Shikari “Mothership” Live at Reading Festival:

Finally bowing to pressure from the fans they’ve collected online, this past spring they embarked on their first ever US tour. This was without any label behind them, they managed to wow the crowds in North America all on their own, with a short run of dates in Anaheim, Pomona, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Worcester and New Jersey to start.

When they recently played in NYC at an all ages Bowery Show, over 300 kids who moshed and raved, then broke out the windmills, oozing the angst so familiar to audiences who went to see the Pistols back in the late 70’s. The enthusiasm of the Bowery crowd is a testament to Enter Shikari’s loyal fan base and, importantly, their ability to put on a kick-ass live show. The live performance this band delivers is supreme – complete with glow sticks and a heart-felt rapport with the audience.

In December 2007 they embark on a West Coast tour from Portland to San Diego to celebrate the long-anticipated release of ‘Take To The Skies’. But if this tour is anything like their previous New York show, fans will be screaming every lyric back at the band, despite an official album release duration of only one month.

Enter Shikari formed while still in school in 2003. As soon as the summer came around, they climbed in the van and hit the road. They’ve pretty much never come home since. It seems nothing will stop them and they have no plans of doing such a thing. Catch the intensity and infamous notoriety that is, Enter Shikari.

Enter Shikari

Read what some people are saying about Enter Shikari:

“Genuine musical phenomena”The Guardian (UK)

“Enter Shikari bring a fresh twist to the frequently botched dream of rocktronica. Where the Prodigy merged rave dynamics with cartoon punk tantrums, Shikari mesh hacking guitar riffs with serenely celestial synth-ripples…As fervent about dance culture’s hands-in-the-air rituals as punk and metai’s moshing and stage-diving…Shikari are all about the release of constructive aggression.”Blender

“An immeasurably thrilling proposition, tonight Enter Shikari ruled – in front of their own crowd they’re going to slay”NME

“Enter Shikari…have become the figureheads of a new anything-goes generation…Their marriage of both types of hardcore (techno and punk) and a flirtation with the trappings of rave culture have resulted in a unique combination that fuses the hard-hitting wide-eyed delivery of the Prodigy with the proto-screamo dynamics of Refused…”Alternative Press

“One of the most inventive UK bands in years”Uncut Magazine

“It’s as if the Prodigy got eaten by Muse’s crazy younger brother”Observer Music Monthly

Winter 2007 North American Tour Dates:

Dates could change! Go to Enter Shikari’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

November 30th – Portland, Oregon – Satyricon
December 1 – Vancouver, Canada – Plaza Club
December 2 – Seattle, Washington – Chop Suey
December 4 – San Francisco, California – Bottom Of The Hill
December 5 – Los Angeles – Troubadour
December 6 – Anaheim – Chain Reaction
December 7 – San Diego – Soma

Watch Enter Shikari “Sorry You’re Not A Winner” video

“Britain’s hottest band”Sunday Times Culture

“Sounds like Pantera getting off their nut at Manumission…Euphoric House forcibly buggered by teenage screamo tykes”NME

Band Members:

Rou Reynolds – Vocals/Electronics
Chris Batten – Bass/Vocals
Rory Clewlow – Guitar/backing Vocals
Rob Rolfe – Drums

More videos on YouTube – Ambush Reality
Enter Shikari on Myspace
Enter Shikari Official Website

Robbers On High Street on tour in support of Grand Animals

Robbers On High Street

This October and November 2007, Robbers On High Street will be making their rounds across the US with Great Northern (Eenie Meenie Records) in support of their new album ‘Grand Animals’ […]

Robbers On High Street

This October and November 2007, Robbers On High Street will be making their rounds across the US with Great Northern (Eenie Meenie Records) in support of their new album ‘Grand Animals’, available now via New Line Records.

See what people are saying about ‘Grand Animals’:

“Soulful and tight like the Jam but with a more laid-back 1970s AM radio feel.”Playboy Magazine

“Robbers On High Street return with a fresh crop of melodically driven, 60s-centric gems … the Robbers elaborate on their pop throwbacks by blending assertive lyrics with balladeering instrumentation for a big and funky final product.”CMJ

“A shining amalgamation of what good rock can be.”URB Magazine

Robbers On High Street

Robbers On High Street 2007 tour dates:

Dates could change! Go to Robbers On High Street’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

October 17 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (CMJ with The Little Ones)

with Great Northern
October 23 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
October 24 – The Village Tavern – Mt. Pleasant, SC
October 25 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
October 26 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
October 27 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
October 28 – The Social – Orlando, FL
October 29 – Beta Bar – Tallahassee, FL
October 30 – House of Blues Parish – New Orleans, LA
November 1 – The Mink – Houston, TX
November 2 – Club Deville – Austin, TX
November 3 – The Cavern – Dallas, TX
November 4 – Opolis – Norman, OK
November 6 – Modified – Phoenix. AZ
November 7 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
November 8 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA (Great Northern headlines)
November 9 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA (Great Northern headlines)
November 10 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR (Great Northern headlines)
November 12 – The Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
November 15 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
November 16 – The Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS
November 17 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
November 18 – Schubas – Chicago, IL

Robbers On High Street’s ‘Grand Animals’ is available online and in stores now.

For more Robbers On High Street info, visit:

New Line Records Official Website
Robbers On High Street Official Website
Robbers On High Street on Myspace

King Creosote interview

King Creosote

King Creosote recently played at the Carling Academy in Oxford and I was fortunate enough to have been there. The band put on a great show – one not to be missed if you get the chance. Read the interview! […]

King Creosote

King Creosote recently played at the Carling Academy in Oxford and I was fortunate enough to have been there. The band put on a great show – one not to be missed if you get the chance.

There’s quite an endearing quality about King Creosote aka Kenny Anderson. His voice has a rustic, folk feel that can be so soothing – and if I close my eyes and listen to one of his slower songs, like “And The Racket They Made” (a duet written by fellow Fence artist HMS Ginafore) I’m easily taken in by the gentle tranquility of his music. But don’t get me wrong – he can rock out, too – live and in the studio.

The songs that I’ve heard off of the latest King Creosote release, ‘Bombshell’ are excellent and “You’ve No Clue Do You” is an absolute stand-out track.

Being fairly new to his music, I’m at the stage now where I want everyone to know about King Creosote – and as for his long time fans – aren’t they the lucky ones to have known of his music for so long?

Anderson is not only a talented musician and songwriter, he’s also the founder of Fence Records, a collective of musicians, artists and craftsfolk based in Fife, Scotland.

King Creosote

King Creosote interview with BandWeblogs.com
By: Jenny May

Jenny May: How did you come up with the name King Creosote?

King Creosote: I used to make records with a band called “Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra”, but always had to record a lot of my songs on my own. I wanted to put out these recordings on my own label Fence, so then I needed something to go on the fence. That’s the creosote part. I wrote down king creosote, and immediately liked the juxtaposition of the regal and the carcinogenic.

Which instrument to do you prefer to play the most?

At the minute it’s my new electric guitar. The love affair will no doubt end soon and I’ll go crawling back to my accordion wife.

When did you form your first band?

1985, as a fresher at Edinburgh uni. I hooked up with a school chum called Ralph. His sister got pregnant, so we named the band “Uncle Ralph”. We only played maybe 3 live shows in 4 years, but recorded a lot.

What is your favorite song to play live?

This tour it is a song called “Cockle Shell”. I get to play the electric guitar thru a fuzz pedal. It’s ace.

Do you ever play with your brother Gordon’s band, The Aliens (one of my favorite bands, by the way)?

I’ve leapt up on stage with them once or twice. I was asked to go with them to tour the U.S. but our dates clashed. Boo.

I really enjoyed your show in Oxford. Just curious – you mentioned that you went out on the lash the night before your gig. Do you remember where you went?

The White Horse, one other, the King’s Arms.

When on tour, what do you do in your spare time? What is a typical day like for you from when you wake up to when you go to sleep?

I’m driving the tour bus most days. So, brace yourself for the excitement … Get up, shower, eat at little chef (25% discount when you stay Travelodge), repack van, switch on tom tom (renamed tam tam, or sat gav after our drummer’s efforts at map reading), find venue, unload van, soundcheck, go eat/do interview/radio session, get nervous, play gig, load up van, drive to Travelodge.

What is your favourite tipple?

Fruit beers (cherry), red wine n coke, Cuba libre. On rotation.

Do you enjoy the process of filming your music videos?

No. Yes. No. I feel very self conscious, and hate it if they choose public places to film in. I’m always surprised when I look a lot more at ease than I felt at the time. I much enjoy the end result, sometimes.

How do you like living in Fife, Scotland?

I love Fife, at least, the north east part. Every season. I belong here, and the place has so far treated me like I belong.

How often do you record music?

In my spare time in between touring and accounting. I try to get a fortnight’s worth twice a year outside of recording “official” albums.

Where do you record?

At home in my attic. I have a digital 8 track and various keyboards, stringed instruments and machines. All my songs start on a dictaphone then end up on my 8 track.

What is your daily routine like in the recording studio?

I record late at night, when my daughter is at school, or during school hours if i’ve gotten all my other work done. I get a drum loop, shove on a guitar or accordion and a vocal, then I look around to see what I feel like playing next. Move on as soon as it’s mixed down, listen to it back in a day or so.

Do your record sales affect your desire to tour?

Nope, but as they go up, tours get more dates added.

How long have you been playing the accordion? Who inspired you to play?

I’ve played accordion for 33 years. My dad plays, I’m the eldest son, so he passed the baton on to me.

Who are your biggest influences in music?

Mark Hollis, Morrissey, Michael Stipe, my brothers Gordon and Iain, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, the Fence Collective. Early 80s stuff.

Who are the musicians playing with you in the current line-up of King Creosote? How long have they been playing with you?

Pictish trail, guitar, 4 years?
Onthefly, drums, 4 or 5 years on and off.
Uncle Beesly, bass, 13 years in different bands.

Where is your favorite place to play music?

Small rooms or halls.

I don’t say this very often to people that I interview (actually I’ve never said it), but if you ever need a backing singer for a recording or two just let me know!

Will do.

Thank you!

My pleasure!!


For the latest tour dates, music and information go to:

King Creosote Official Website
King Creosote on Myspace

Pagan Wanderer Lu – Build Library Here (or else!)

Pagan Wanderer Lu

Brainlove Records are proud to present ‘Build Library Here (or else!)’, a reissued version of Pagan Wanderer Lu’s 2005 album. Following on the heels of his acclaimed 2006 EP “The Independent Scutineer”, this CD offers highlights of PWL’s prolific recording career to date, making six years of back-catalogue available to new listeners […]

Pagan Wanderer Lu

Brainlove Records are proud to present ‘Build Library Here (or else!)’, a reissued version of Pagan Wanderer Lu’s 2005 album. Following on the heels of his acclaimed 2006 EP “The Independent Scutineer”, this CD offers highlights of PWL’s prolific recording career to date, making six years of back-catalogue available to new listeners. The release is part of the new Brainlove Editions series, which focuses on the kind of DIY, handmade releases that helped make the label’s name.

The album was written and recorded on 8-track in Aberystwyth during the year of sporadic unemployment when PWL (an increasingly influential figure on the thriving Cardiff music scene) first made his first ripples on the Welsh scene as a lo-fi anti-hero, taking his far-fetched tales and electro-pop protests to a wider audience with only a Groovebox and a guitar for company. ‘Build Library Here’ received a DIY self-release which quickly sold out. Housed in hand-cut card packaging with pritt-sticked artwork these copies were treasured by the lucky few who acquired them.

Featuring many songs which have been popular staples of his live shows such as “Good Christian/Bad Christian” and “Show Me Yr Knuckles”, as well as the first version of “The Memorial Hall” – recorded on the day it was written – the album captures the spontaneity of PWL’s earlier recordings, as well as the sheer diversity of his muse. Flitting between scratchy rock and roll, electronica, simple acoustic folk, and unabashed pop it is sure to please new fans who didn’t get the chance to hear it first time around, and whet appetites for PWL’s forthcoming new single “The Tree Of Knowledge”, to be released in Autumn 2007, with a tour planned featuring PWL & The Volunteers and fellow emerging Cardiff indie luminaries Spencer McGarry Season.

‘Brainlove Editions’ CD release set for 3, September 2007

‘Build Library Here (or else!)’ Track Listing:

1.The ending makes what came before a story
2. Show me yr Knuckles
3. Good Christian/Bad Christian
4. Keep the Weather Out
5. (Sick of) Playing Solo
6. 2 Bullets
7. O Peter! (won’t you hear my mournful strum?)
8. Jabita Nu-Orleenz
9. The Memorial Hall
10. At the hairdressers…
11. Harp & Chainsaw
12. Yr on my shoulder
13. Goodnight

Pagan Wanderer Lu upcoming shows:

Dates could be added or changed! Go to Pagan Wanderer Lu’s Official Website or Brainlove Records Website for the latest tour dates and information.

1st September 2007 – Leeds, venue tbc – Tasty Fanzine night
28 September 2007 – London, Buffalo Bar, Fortuna Pop night
3 October 2007 – London, The Good Ship
20 October 2007 Bolton, Dog & Partridge – Islands Night
27 October 2007 Sheffield, Fuzztival – Cool as Folk stage

Notes on PWL:

– Xfm Session with John Kennedy, Adam Walton Session for the BBC, both this year

– Headlined Drowned In Sound’s “6 Tips for 2006” Showcase alongside Jamie T, Comanechi, The Maccabees and The Strange Death of Liberal England

– Released the critically acclaimed “The Independent Scrutineer” EP in 2006

– Gigs with Misty’s Big Adventure, Kid Carpet, Apples In Stereo, Hot Puppies, Napoleon IIIrd, 65daysofstatic, Blood Red Shoes, Germlin, Trademark, :(, at the White Heat club, and many more

– Playing Fuzztival, Truck & Fortuna Pop! later in the year, with a tour planned to support “The Tree Of Knowledge” single release in October

What people are saying:

“Whether its Nintendo-folk, folktronica or Casio-coustic, it sounds like someone gleefully hammering together two pieces of a jigsaw that arent supposed to fit.”Drowned In Sound ‘Picks for 2006’

“A warped genius, like Hans Christian Andersen as sung by Mark E Smith. A man with a musical brain quite unlike any other”Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

“Like Britpop Dismantled”eMusic

“If, like us, you’ve got a soft spot for a bit of satirical genius backed by a damn good pop song, look no further.”This Is Fake DIY

“Taking the art school dramatic of TV On The Radio and giving it a death march stomp, Pagan Wanderer Lu again astounds us with his vision, promise and sonic ability – never has something so miserable sounded so vital… Would’ve given it EP of the month, but our quotes never get used.”Subba Cultcha

“In a parallel universe somewhere (where there is less war and more wonky electronic pop), Repetition 2 has been number 1 for 8 weeks.”Single of The Year – The Console

“The stinging guitar, crashing keyboards and freaky, mutated effects, all sound like the product of a number of wide eyed, e-number ridden children re-writing some mouthy folk songs.”MapsMagazine.co.uk

“Like Graham Coxon’s earlier and stranger solo material as covered by the Aphex Twin using only stuff he’s found at car boot sales”ManchesterMusic.co.uk

“Electro-tinged folk with a heavy pop heart at its core, with each beat another heart is broken.” Subba Cultcha

“Wryly seething lyrics are married to lo-fi keyboards that smash up pop melodies and attempt to wire them back together in a skewiff fashion.”Sweeping The Nation

“Showing a playful approach to arrangement, Lu decorates one verse with jaunty wap wap backing vocals and drops in an 8 bit Nintendo bassline for an instrumental break. Inventive, soulful and witty, this is a superb calling card.”Beard Magazine

To book gigs please call 07966 762295 or e-mail bookings@paganwandererlu.co.uk

Pagan Wanderer Lu on MySpace
Pagan Wanderer Lu Website

Brainlove label site and shop
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CABIN “I Was Here” EP In-Stores May 29th, Rocking College Radio!

CabinCABIN is a melodic rock band from Louisville, KY led by founding member Noah Hewett-Ball. As the group’s creative fountainhead, Hewett-Ball not only exhibits a masterful writing skill, but a voice that soars with commanding emotion, yet at other times quivers with endearing sincerity. The strength of lyrics and melody are re-enforced by the recently regrouped threesome, who provide a beautiful, yet powerful musical backdrop filled with both elegance and raw grit. After touring and recording, CABIN returns with their second offering after their critically acclaimed debut full-length Govern the Good Life. Now the band, recently signed to Machine Records, is ready to hit the road and take their craft to a national audience with their long awaited follow up I Was Here EP.

With stiff competition from new releases from acts like Wilco, Bjork and Rufus Wainwright, CABIN held their own last week with a strong debut showing of #7 Most Added to CMJ for I Was Here and this week made an impressive debut at the #125 spot on CMJ’s Top 200 Chart. Not only has their music already been favorably compared to My Morning Jacket, Radiohead and U2, but Sufjan Stevens also recently namedropped them as “a band you need to check out.”

The I Was Here EP is a sublime offering, more adventurous and signature than its predecessor. With its message of conviction and hope, backed by a massive, moving sound, simple yet complex, it packs a punch. CABIN creates music, which is a cut above the typical, emotionally fraught rock, currently filling our airwaves. This is exquisite stuff.

CABIN 2007 TOUR DATES (more dates to be announced soon)
05.18 Indianapolis, IN / The Irving Theater
05.25 Louisville, KY / Uncle Pleasant’s (CD Release Show)
05.26 Louisville, KY / Ear X-Tacy In-Store Performance
05.30 Louisville, KY / WFPK Live Studio Performance
05.30 Louisville, KY / Waterfront Park
06.02 Lexington, KY / CD Central In-Store Performance
06.07 Cincinnati, OH / Everybody’s Records In-Store Performance
06.09 Indianapolis, IN / Luna Music In- Store Performance
06.21 Chicago, IL / Fearless Radio Live Studio Performance
06.21 Chicago, IL / Martyrs’
06.26 Lake Geneva, WI / Hog & Kisses
07.05 Milwaukee, WI / Summerfest
07.06 Delavan, WI / The River
07.27 Wichita, KS Wichita Art Museum

Here’s what people are already saying about CABIN:

“The Louisville, KY band Cabin are warm and anthemic. The four piece is fronted by Noah Hewitt-Ball whose angelic vocals can soar and convey a broad range of emotions and is complimented by Billy Lease on bass and guitar, David Chale on drums and Sarah Weider on violin, cello and keyboards. Their new EP – I Was Here – on Machine Records will quickly burrow its way into your heart.”Bruce Warren / WXPN

“CABIN’s songs are epic in scope and feel as if they’re pulled from musical influences like Andrew Bird, Wings and Radiohead.”NUVO Weekly / Indianapolis

“Cabin writes songs that are epics of atmosphere and melody, where the lingering spaces between notes are just as important as the tender, evocative music.”Courier-Journal

“Noah Hewett-Ball has found that million dollar sound on Cabin’s new EP. They’re destined to become huge.”Hanx / The Netherlands

“As good as this Louisville, KY quartet is on record, onstage they somehow manage to raise the bar on their atmospheric melodies and indelible pop hooks with both a hypnotic stage presence and jaw-dropping dynamics.”ConcertLivewire

“Cabin is a band making brilliant music without trying too hard. It’s one of those rare occasions where you can tell the band is just going by its natural feel and the chemistry between members flows perfectly. I hope these guys know they are good and continue to make records, because if they feel this passionately about the work they have done, these guys have something no one can even attempt to take away.”
– Louisville Music News

“Cabin does deliver a clean, melodic rock sound.”Velocity Weekly

“Elegant melodies soar, dip and swoop throughout, surrounded by jangly guitars, atmospheric hum and the occasional violin.”  – INtake Weekly

“Louisville’s Cabin is sounding to these ears like the memories of a sweet summer girlfriend from long ago. There’s equal amounts of heady sounds, riffage and emotion in Cabin’s songs.” Waved Rumor

For more info go to:

Cabin Official Website
Cabin on Myspace

For media inquires contact:

Tony Bonyata
p: 262.203.5353
e: tony@machine-inc.com

Grizzly Bear Knife video, blog and tour dates

Brooklyn based Grizzly Bear is a band that is currently ‘on the scene’, they’re playing the Coachella Festival this weekend and are now set to tour Europe and the US.

I’ve been listening to Grizzly Bear’s single, “Knife” off of their 2006 album release Yellow House (Warp Records). The tranquil waves of sounds going around in “Knife” cuts through the norm of top 40 radio, which can often become noise after awhile and draining. It’s amazing how simplicity, when done properly, can capture such a strong feeling and create a mood like “Knife” has done for me.

The video for “Knife” is different…interesting. It’s good to see I’m not the only one with a strange fascination with quick sand.

Watch Grizzly Bear’s video for “Knife”

One great way to get to know Grizzly Bear if you’re not too familiar with them yet, would be by reading their band blog. I’m always on the lookout for cool band and music blogs and Grizzly Bear has a good one with photos, video links, music recommendations and more. Their blog hasn’t been updated as much recently but hopefully they’ll keep their readers informed of their goings on whilst on tour. The rest of their website is well maintained with news updates, music and information as an alternative to their blog.

Grizzly Bear 2007 tour dates:

*Dates could be added or changed! Go to Grizzly Bear’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

May 11, 2007 Cologne, Germany Gebaeude9
May 12, 2007 Hamburg, Germany Prinzenbar
May 13, 2007 Brugges, Belgium Cactus Club
May 14, 2007 Paris, France La Boule Noire
May 16, 2007 Leicester, UK Sumo
May 17, 2007 Glasgow, UK Nice N’ Sleazy
May 18, 2007 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
May 20, 2007 Somerset, UK ATP vs The Fans (Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead)
May 21, 2007 London, UK Scala
May 26, 2007 George (Gorge Amphitheater), WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Jun 02, 2007 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Festival
Jun 08, 2007 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 09, 2007 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 13, 2007 Washington D.C., DC 9:30 Club (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 14, 2007 Greensboro, NC Carolina Theater (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 15, 2007 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 20, 2007 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theater (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 22, 2007 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 24, 2007 Seattle, WA Moore Theater (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 25, 2007 Portland, OR TBA (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 27, 2007 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 29, 2007 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (Supporting FEIST)
Jun 30, 2007 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up (Supporting FEIST)
Jul 07, 2007 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
Jul 14, 2007 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul 16, 2007 New York City, NY Summerstage (supporting the Decemberists)

Grizzly Bear Official Website
Grizzly Bear on Myspace

By: Jenny May

Signed and unsigned bands promote music and submit news

It’s great to see that so many new Guest Music Bloggers have been submitting news at Band Weblogs. Guest Music Bloggers so far have included band members, solo artists, management, entertainment companies, pr companies, record companies and more who have come here to promote bands and music. Signed bands, unsigned bands and indie bands are all welcome to submit their music news at Band Weblogs.

I have quite an interest in knowing what’s going on in the music industry as well as keeping up with band news and new releases that are coming out.

Bands and artists – please read: Promote Your Music and leave a comment

It became difficult for me to keep track of all that is going on in the music world, so I figured the best way would be to have guest bloggers submit their own music news for not only me to read but for their fans and potential new fans to read as well.

There is quite a mix of information here, but the good thing is that it’s all music all the time. By reading some of the music news that gets submitted, new releases and gig dates, I’ve discovered quite a few new unsigned bands and signed bands that I really like (whether signed to an obscure indie label or a well known record company) that I would never have heard of otherwise.

If the guest blogger entry or news submission catches my eye, it’s easy to follow the included links to hear the band or artist. With the easy accessibility of the internet and band websites, this has become the most convenient way ever to listen to music. Pretty cool!

Bands and artists – please read: Promote Your Music and leave a comment

By: Jenny May