Further additions to the roster!

February 29, 2016

We’re please to welcome Nordic Giants, Yndi Halda, New Keepers of the Water Towers and Tiny Fingers to our booking roster.


Nordic Giants are a transcendental post-rock duo, renowned for their mysterious stage presence and thought-provoking visuals. They define their sound as “claustrophobic cinema clatter”: poignant and powerful, dark but uplifting. Their aim, no matter where they play, is to raise collective consciousness, taking the audience upon a self-discovering journey.


 


Eight-years on from ‘Enjoy Eternal Bliss’ Brighton based quintet yndi halda are now preparing torelease their new album, ‘Under Summer’. Having toured across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, including shows at London’s famed Barbican Hall, Koko and Union Chapel venues, and entirely selling out a short residency at Hoxton Hall; yndi halda’s fervent and nominally patient fan base have been eagerly awaiting this new material. For those who were previously enthralled by the bands revered string-heavy and densely layered flavour of instrumental rock, there are seemingly endless new aural delectations to unearth and embrace in the bands intense second effort.


 


To try and put a genre based label on New Keepers of the Water Towers, just feels futile. This five piece hailing from Stockholm, Sweden have grown at such a consistent pace since first forming in 2006, that pigeonholing their unique sound is immediately outdated with each passing album as the band continue to grow and push the boundaries of their musical and writing abilities.


 


Tiny Fingers combine post-rock, live electronics, psychedelic and groove, forming a powerful, super-intensive musical mix. With broken beats, unique guitar playing, fat bass and fresh synthesized sounds, the fingers integrate the messy intensity of rock music with the ecstasy of electronic raves, creating a thick, unrelenting sound trip.


NARCS join NMC Live Roster

February 12, 2016

We’re pleased to welcome Leeds 4-piece NARCS to our booking roster!

The band’s new video for track ‘Pig’ was released recently ahead of UK dates which start today:

Friday 12th February – KU BAR, Stockton
Saturday 13th February – Head of Steam, Newcastle
Monday 15th February – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
Tuesday 16th February – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Wednesday 17th February – The Green Door Store, Brighton
Thursday 18th February – Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe
Friday 19th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 27th February – Gullivers, Manchester

NARCS online:
www.narcsband.com
www.facebook.com/NARCSband
www.twitter.com/NARCSband


Long Distance Calling – European Dates

February 9, 2016

Long Distance Calling recently announced their new album ‘TRIPS’ for release on the 29th April 2016 via InsideOut Music, and they are now excited to reveal the stunning artwork, created by Martin Großmann (martingrossmann.com), in the form of an artwork video teaser.
You can watch it here:

The album will be released as limited mediabook CD with one bonus track, as gatefold 2LP with etching (incl. the album on CD), and as digital download with two bonus tracks.

Further to this, the band would also like to announce the first European tour dates in support of the new album, and you can find those below:
(Presented by VISIONS, ROCK HARD, GUITAR, GITARRE&BASS, ECLIPSED, AMPYA, METAL.DE)

28th April – Skater’s Palace, Münster, Germany
29th April – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
30th April – Mau Club, Rostock, Germany
2nd May – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
3rd May – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
4th May – Kulturkirche, Köln, Germany
5th May – Backstage Halle, München, Germany
6th May – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7th May – KiFF, Aarau, Switzerland
9th May – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10th May – Boston Music Room, London, UK
11th May – Exchange, Bristol, UK
12th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
13th May – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK

Read here what they had to say about the album and upcoming dates:

We are happy to announce the release tour (there will be more touring later this year!) for our new album “TRIPS”! We put a lot of heart and time into this little baby and we can’t wait to finally play the new songs for you. “TRIPS” is probably the most colourful and diverse album we have done so far, combining elements of all our previous albums while adding new flavours and some unknown territory to our sound universe, and we couldn’t be happier how it turned out. Come with us and join the ride. Love LDC

The band also recently revealed that Petter Carlsen has provided vocals on their new album and they had this to say: “Since he wanted to focus on his private life Martin ‘Marsen’ Fischer has decided to step back from LONG DISTANCE CALLING, but he didn’t leave without recording most of the keyboards and sound effects on ‘TRIPS’. In true LONG DISTANCE CALLING fashion we have another surprise up our sleeves and would like to introduce Petter Carlsen on vocals. About half of the new songs come with vocals and Petter did one hell of a job. We are really happy to have him on board for ‘TRIPS’! In case his name rings a bell you are totally right: He already did vocals on the song ‘Welcome Change’ on the album ‘The Flood Inside’. We are sure that you’ll love the new stuff with him singing!”

Petter has the following to add about him doing the vocals on “TRIPS”: “I instantly became a fan of LONG DISTANCE CALLING the moment we met on tour with Anathema back in 2010 – both their music and their personalities. I am grateful that they made a long distance calling to Norway, asking me to join in on this album, and I am very proud to be a part of it. We had a great time at Principal Studios, it was a focused, relaxed and very creative atmosphere at the same time. It was a pleasure to add my color to these well-crafted songs.”

The full track-listing for ‘TRIPS’ is as follows:

1. Getaway
2. Reconnect
3. Rewind
4. Trauma
5. Lines
6. Presence
7. Momentum
8. Plans
9. Flux

Look out for more info in the coming weeks!

LONG DISTANCE CALLING online:
longdistancecalling.de
facebook.com/longdistancecalling
twitter.com/avoidthelight


Sólstafir ‘Ótta’ tour – May 2016

December 17, 2015

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In May 2016 Sólstafir will perform Ótta in its entirety – complete with strings and piano – followed by a selection of fan favourites from Solstafir’s history. Tickets on sale from 9 a.m local time on Friday, click here for links.

14 May 16 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
15 May 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
16 May 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
17 May 16 Hamburg (DE) Gruenspan
18 May 16 Leipzig (DE) Taubchental
19 May 16 Aarau (CH) KiFF
20 May 16 Wörgl (AT) Komma
21 May 16 Wien (AT) Arena
22 May 16 Praha (CZ) Palac Akropolis


Cult of Luna ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ Tour

December 4, 2015

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2016 will see Cult of Luna return in retrospect – revisiting their classic ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ album for it’s 10 year anniversary.

For a band known for looking forward, such a show may seem like a backward step; music, however, is there to be played, to be listened to and to be experienced. Returning to play an old record is an opportunity for artists and fans to do just that.

Time can also seem unfair on those new to a band’s output; whilst Cult of Luna may have developed a legion of dedicated fans since their inception, there is no doubt that 2013’s ‘Vertikal’ put the band firmly back on the map. The album came after a five-year wait: more than worthwhile for fans and critics alike, and a breath of fresh air for a new wave of listeners.

Performing ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ in full now gives those people a chance to immerse themselves in the history of Cult of Luna, alongside those who have grown with the band for the past decade and beyond.

09/04 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
10/04 – Manchester, Sound Control
11/04 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
12/04 – Paris, La Gaite Lyrique
13/04 – Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
14/04 – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
15/04 – Leipzig, Doom Over Leipzig

12/05 – Göteborg, Pustervik
13/05 – Oslo, Rockefeller
14/05 – Köpenhamn, A Colossal Weekend
15/05 – Stockholm, Cirkus