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02-November 2011
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KID CONGO CONFIRMS ONE-OFF LONDON SHOW ON 23rd November at London's Corsica Studios
THOSE DARLINS confirm UK release of ‘Screws Get Loose’. Watch videos for Screws Get Loose’ and Be Your Bro
★  DUM DUM GIRLS UK Dates for November
★  LISTEN to tracks from Thee CormansThee Oh SeesThe Spits and Mark Sultan
★  DOWNLOAD FREE: Mark Sultan bonus album The War On Rock N Roll  and watch new video for ‘In Future Worlds’
  PRECIOUS JULES (featuring Kim Salmon of Scientists) confirm release of debut s/t album on 16thJanuary 2012
★  SAMANTHA CRAIN on tour NOW with Ade Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds. Her new album, ‘You (Understood)’ is released on      7th November via Ramseur Records. 
★ LISTEN to Joan, MAISON NEUVE’s stark and grandiose new album released 28th November 
★ DON’T GET STUCK (PROUD ELEPHANTS) – “Delicate Steve is effortlessly joyful pop music that lifts spirits as wholly as it shakes      bodies.” (Anand Wilder Yeasayer) New album, Wondervisions released on 21st November via Luaka Bop
★ Icarus line release new single featuring their cover of Flamin Groovies, Slow Death on 7thNovember 2011
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THOSE DARLINS
Srews Get Loose

 
 
 
 
Release Date: 13th February 2012
Label: OH WOW DANG
Tracklisting:
2.   Be Your Bro
3.   Let U Down
4.   Hives
5.   Mystic Mind
6.   Tina Said
7.   $
8.   Boy
9.   Fatty Needs A Fix
10. Waste Away
11. BUMD
Bonus Tracks (European Release only)
12. Prank Call
13. Night Jogger

Four years have gone by since Jessi Darlin (guitar/ bass), Kelley Darlin (bass/guitar), Nikki Darlin (guitar/ bass), spat in their palms and slapped hands in a three-way promise that would become Those Darlins. Since then, they’ve broken hearts and bones, all the while honing their chops and gaining a lifetime of experiences through endless touring: bros to the bitter end. Screws Get Loose is their second album and first with drummer Linwood Regensburg stepping up as a songwriter. Each song celebrates the highs and bears the scars of the lows they’ve soldiered through together, accentuating the realities of growing up in a rock and roll band. The UK / European version of the album will come with 2 bonus tracks. ‘Prank Call’ and ‘Night Jogger’ previously only available on limited edition 7” in the US.
 
The band re-enlisted producer Jeff Curtin (Small Black) and headed down to Atlanta, GA to record with engineer Ed Rawls at his Living Room Studio (Black Lips, Jacuzzi Boys).  While the band’s country punk nature is still evident, the Southern roots that shine through are more in line with the dirty South garage rock blasting out of Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville in recent years. Haunting and hook-laden numbers such as “Hives,” “Tina Said,” and “BUMD” tussle with the confessional weight of other songs, like "Waste Away" and "Let U Down."  Stylistically, the band has created a range of sounds from Spector-esque summery girl pop of “Boy” to the fully-realized stoner jam of “Mystic Mind”.
 
“Screws echews racing along on speed-fueled riffs for a glossy rockabilly swing. Their jangling shuffle explores the middle ground between the Go-Go’s and Merle Haggard. Yeah, that territory exists. And the chicken there is delicious” Time Out Chicago
 
Screws Get Loose is a collection of songs that haven’t lost any of the full-throttle charge of their early freewheeling anthems, “Red Light Love” and “Wild One,”. New tracks “Let You Down," “Be Your Bro,” and the album's title track, “Screws Get Loose” display the band’s newfound clarity.
 
With lyrics fuelled by life lessons of the road, the songs take on bold narratives, strong voices, and full-bodied performances that are a little less naïve but no less vibrant than previous offerings. Maturity and experience combine to open up new dimensions for Those Darlins without compromising the spirit, fun and frivolity that has come to define them.
 
“Those Darlins come off like the toughest, most dangerous group around. They deliver thrilling song after thrilling song….” AMG

“Those Darlins: A rubbery mess of warped guitar, notes bends around a driving xylophone, and as the song shifts into the verse, the sound is akin to a parallel-universe ’60s girl-group (albeit with snarlier vocals) playing full-on guitar-driven pop.” Nashvile Scene
 

PRECIOUS JULES
PRECIOUS JULES
 
 
 
 
 
Release Date: 16th January 2012
Label: Agitated Records
 
Tracklist:
1. The Precious Jules Theme
2. A Necessary Evil
3. The Bald Faced Truth
4. Shine Some Darkness On Me
5. The Urban Swamp
6. Seein' Spots
7. You're A Backlash
8. Cheap 'n' Nasty
9. Pearls Before Swine
10. Too Uptite
11. Listening To Then Sand
 
Kim Salmon (Scientists,/Beasts of Bourbon/’Grunge’ inventor) and Michael Stranges (Morning After Girls/Ripe) team up as ‘Precious Jules’ to create punk mayhem!
 
Precious Jules’ debut album is 11 slices of glam, garage, punk and pop in the tradition of Ramones, NY Dolls, T-Rex and Bowie; it plays up to, and scrutinizes the notions of rock ‘n’ roll that have been distilled since its early days. The tracklist  -  ‘Cheap N Nasty’, ‘You’re a Backlash’, ‘Pearls Before Swine’ and ‘ The Urban Swamp’ – alone tells you where these guys are going and where they’ve been - Punk, Glam and Rock ‘n’ Roll filtered through the post modern nineties and naughties and brought up to the minute by a couple of master-pop theoreticians THAT is Precious Jules.
 
Having been repeatedly invited by various international touring artists to fill their support spots,Kim Salmon tired of playing alone and eventually asked producer friend Mike Stranges to accompany him on the drums. The pair of them would rock out on punk back catalogue and standards adding their own newies with each successive show.
 
The duo eventually tracked 9 songs and it was clear from the results that a suitable moniker was needed. Given that they’d just recorded ‘Cheap ‘n’ Nasty’ by Kim’s 1977 Perth Punk outfit The Cheap Nasties it wasn’t difficult to come up with something opposite yet similar and Precious Jules came into being.
 
Precious Jules have carefully cut, added to and indeed ‘polished’ their collection of gems. They may well move onto some other unlikely genre in the future but for this album, P.J.s have got something to prove - that even though there are just two of them, their rock is the hardest. Diamond hard in fact!

 
SUMMARY OF BANDS ON TOUR

Dum Dum Girls
Exit_International
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds
Samantha Crain
FULL GIG LISTINGS
Dum Dum Girls
13-Nov UK Manchester FAC251
14-Nov UK Newcastle Cluny
15-Nov UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16-Nov UK Wrexham Central Station
17-Nov UK London ULU
Only in Dreams' is OUT NOW via Sub Pop
Exit_International
01-Dec UK Swansea Sin City*
07-Dec UK Manchester Moho*
08-Dec UK Glasgow Garage*
09-Dec UK Newcastle O2 Academy*
10-Dec UK Leeds The Cockpit*
11-Dec UK Southampton Talking Heads*
13-Dec UK Bristol Fleece & Firkin*
14-Dec UK Buckley The Tivoli*
15-Dec UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall*
17-Dec UK London O2 Academy*
*w/ GINGER WILDHEART + HAWK EYES
Black Junk is OUT NOW via Undergroove
KID CONGO AND THE PINK MONKEYBIRDS
23-Nov UK London Corsica Studios
Samantha Crain
03-Nov UK Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham
04-Nov UK Gloucester Gloucester Guildhall
05-Nov UK Morecambe The Platform
06-Nov UK Hereford Hereford County Theatre
09-Nov UK Colchester Colchester Arts Centre
10-Nov UK Norwich The Waterfront
11-Nov UK Stamford Stamford Corn Exchange
12-Nov UK Derby Derby Theatre
13-Nov UK Harpenden Harpenden Public Halls
15-Nov BE Gent Cafe Video
16-Nov NL Amsterdam Paradiso
17-Nov UK Manchester Band on the Wall
18-Nov UK Leeds Leeds Varieties
19-Nov UK Gateshead The Sage Gateshead
20-Nov UK Hull Hull Truck
23-Nov UK Brighton Komedia
24-Nov UK Farnham Farnham Maltings
25-Nov UK Folkestone Quarterhouse
26-Nov UK London Union Chapel
You (Understood) is released on 7th November via Ramseur Records
UK RELEASES
07-Nov Icarus Line 7" Bad Blood/ Slow death Agitated
07-Nov Samantha Crain ALBUM (You Understood) Ramseur Records
07-Nov Wounded Lion ALBUM IVXLCDM In The Red
14-Nov Thee Oh Sees ALBUM Carrion Crawler / The Dream In The Red
21-Nov Mark Sultan ALBUM Whatever I want, Whenever I want In The Red
21-Nov Delicate Steve ALBUM Wondervision Luaka Bop
28-Nov The Spits ALBUM s/t (5th Album) In The Red
28-Nov Mugstar Clear Green 12" Serra Distant Sun Remix PRT 1 & 2 Agitated
28-Nov Mugstar CD Serra Distant Sun Remix Agitated
28-Nov MAISON NEUVE ALBUM Joan Talitres
05-Dec KoolAid (Global Tyranny) LP w/ free Cd version  s/t Agitated
05-Dec Moon Pool & Dead Band LP s/t Agitated
2012
NEW RELEASES
         
16-Jan Precious Jules ALBUM s/t Agitated
13-Feb Those Darlin's ALBUM Screws Get Loose Oh Wow Dang

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