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NEWS!
>>  TEETH OF THE SEA confirm show at London's Roundhouse as part of the week long Roundhouse Rising series 
>>  OUTSHINE FAMILY stream another track, 'The Dream, The Lie' taken from 'Galeria De la Luz' (released 28th Feb via blackmaps) 
>>  EMILY JANE WHITE reveals  new video 'The Cliff' directed by Cam Archer plus, DOWNLOAD new track 'The Law' . Her new album, 'Ode To Sentience' is released on 14th February
>>  Akron/ Family reveal new MP3 for ‘Silly Bears' taken from the March 14th released album ‘S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’
>>  Religious To Damn ++RELEASE DATE CHANGE++ debut album, 'Glass Prayer' to be released on March 14th. WATCH their video for the track 'Drifter'  unveil ‘Drifter’ and ‘Glass Prayer’
>> HOWLIN RAIN - confirm release of 'THe Good LIfe EP' on February 14th 2011

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>>TEETH OF THE SEA
CONFIRM ROUNDHOUSE SHOW!

Teeth Of The Sea are North London’s premier leviathans of psychedelic abandon and transdimensional noise-rock supremacy.

You better believe it,, their second album, ‘Your Mercury’ (Rocket Recordings) is thrilling, otherworldly and WE LOVE THEM. As it happens so does BRITISH SEA POWER and, TOTS are confirmed for several of the band’s upcoming UK shows in February.

Not only that, the band have now confirmed for Roundhouse Rising - a week-long festival that presents the best in new music across a wide range of genres. Eat Your Own Ears will program one night on the 24th February featuring TEETH OF THE SEA along with GHOST EYES and   PRIZES.


FULL UK DATES FOR TEETH OF THE SEA ARE:
12-Feb UK Leeds Met University with British Sea Power
13-Feb UK Glasgow Arches with British Sea Power
14-Feb UK Newcastle Tyne Theatre with British Sea Power
15-Feb UK Manchester Ritz with British Sea Power
24-Feb UK London Roundhouse with Ghost Eyes & Prizes
Eat Your Own Ears // Roundhouse Rising

>>RELIGIOUS TO DAMN
Glass Prayer

Release Date: 14th March 2011

 

Religious To Damn creates a universe that is at times expansive, at times intimate, but always compelling.  
Hailing from psychedelic, otherworldly places where dim fires illuminate the night, Religious To Damn is that rarest of jewels --sophisticated gypsy rock and roll that is tender and aggressive, elegant and raw all in the same melodic burst
 
Religious To Damn's central force, Zohra Atash, took to the studio with a small collective of fellow New York musicians who soon made their debut in WIERD Record's live series in 2008. That show was followed by an intense performance alongside kindred spirit/sometimes collaborator Tamaryn and Finnish songstress Vuk (aka Emily Cheeger of Dirty Projectors). It wasn't long before they garnered the attention of notables like Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/Grinderman), who contributed drums as well as his sage mentorship in the studio, resulting in 2009’s  Falls Down Again  (M'Lady's Records) seven-inch mixed by Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive).
 
Soon after, Atash finished up work on Religious To Damn's debut full-length, Glass Prayer with a new supporting cast.  Josh Strawn of Vaura took up guitar and partnered with Atash on production duties, Charlie Schmid, a classically trained percussionist and composer, brought his eclectic drum sensibilities to the table, while Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis co-produced, mixed, and played keyboards. A profound expansion on her vision, Glass Prayer combines thunderous swirling guitars, painterly atmospherics, and diverse rhythms, reflecting her own brand of bewitching tunecraft.  Throughout, you can hear the musical influence of Zohra's Afghan heritage as it sits intriguingly alongside Western rock elements. Her vocals range from the sweet and fragile, to the kind of ferocious you would expect from someone who filled Jarboe's shoes as a touring vocalist with post-metal doom metallers A Storm of Light.
 
While Religious To Damn's sound is distinctive, one-dimensional it is not. There lies a lot of depth and variation in the songs and structures throughout Glass Prayer. Expect songs befitting of her name: Zohra, Arabic for 'blossom,' and Atash, Persian for 'fire.'  
 
"Drifter" and "Sunset" could be dystopian radio pop in some alternate dimension, sitting comfortably in a sweet spot between Fleetwood Mac's Tusk and classic 4AD releases (Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins). What Atash does well is package songs of high drama and tension into affecting melodies and lush textures, allowing the songs to seep in further into your head. While the album's darker shades remain consistent, Religious To Damn knows where to turn up (and let up) the tension with ethereal moments like "Black Sand" or "To Love The Machine" complementing the driving shoegaze/spaghetti western-isms of "The Wait" or the frantic gallop of "Terra". The drama reaches peaks with contributions from Zohra's longtime friend Tamaryn on "The Bell" and "Let The Fires Burn", nicely rounding out an album that stunningly delivers.




SUMMARY OF BANDS ON TOUR
 
Akron/Family
Dum Dum Girls
La Sera
Lower Dens
Outshine Family
Sharon Van Etten
Shellshag
Small Engine Repair
Teeth Of The Sea
Tyvek
Wooden Wand
WOODS



FULL GIG LISTINGS
AKRON/FAMILY
29-May UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
30-May UK London Bush Hall
S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT is released on 14th March 2011 via Dead Oceans
DUM DUM GIRLS
31-Mar UK Manchester Deaf Institute
01-Apr IRE Dublin Whelans
02-Apr UK Belfast Black Box
03-Apr UK Glasgow Stereo
04-Apr UK Leeds Brudenell Social
05-Apr UK London Dingwalls
06-Apr UK Brighton Komedia
He Gets Me High EP is released on 1st March 2011 via Sub Pop
La Sera
01-Feb UK London Madame Jojos (White Heat)
19-Feb UK Bristol Start The Bus Tickets £7.00
20-Feb UK London The Lexington Doors: 7.00pm
Release NEW SINGLE ‘Devils Hearts Grow Gold’ for 18th January 2011 and La Sera on 14th February 2011
LOWER DENS
31-Mar-11 UK London Shepherds Bush Empire
(with Deerhunter)
 “Twin Hand Movement’ is OUT NOW via Gnomonsong
OUTSHINE FAMILY
22-Jan UK London Shhh! Festival, Cecil Sharp House 
04-Feb UK London Kings Place 
with Hiss Golden Messenger
09-Feb UK London Club Uncut@ The Slaughtered Lamb
with Hiss Golden Messenger
04-Mar UK London Café Oto
Galeria de la Luz album launch party - with Clang Sayne
Galeria De La Luz is released on 28th February via blackmaps
Sharon Van Etten
13-Feb UK London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Epic' is out NOW via Ba Da Bing
SHELLSHAG
07-Feb UK Halifax Bar Up
08-Feb UK Sheffield The Harley
09-Feb UK Manchester Islington Mill
10-Feb UK Glasgow Captains Rest
11-Feb UK London Tufnell Park
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
26-Jan UK London The Slaughtered Lamb (w/ The Lost Brothers)
12-Feb UK Bristol No. 51 (The Junction)
22-Feb UK Cheltenham Boogie Lounge
27-Feb UK Worcester The Old Rectifying House
04-Mar UK Hay-on-Wye The Globe
‘An Introduction To Small Engine Repair’ is released 31st January 2011 via iLabel
TEETH OF THE SEA
12-Feb UK Leeds Met University with British Sea Power
13-Feb UK Glasgow Arches with British Sea Power
14-Feb UK Newcastle Tyne Theatre with British Sea Power
15-Feb UK Manchester Ritz with British Sea Power
24-Feb UK London Roundhouse with Ghost Eyes & Prizes
Eat Your Own Ears // Roundhouse Rising
Your Mercury' is out NOW via Rocket Recordings
TYVEK
14-Mar UK BRIGHTON TBC
15-Mar UK London The Grosvenor
16-Mar UK GLASGOW TBC
17-Mar UK Leeds The Fenton
‘Nothing Fits’ is out NOW on In The Red
WOODS
14-Mar UK Birmingham Hare & Hounds
15-Mar UK Manchester The Deaf Institute
16-Mar UK London Bush Hall
September UK Dorset End of the Road festival
At Echo Lake is OUT NOW via WOODSIST
Wooden Wand
03-Feb UK York The Basement
04-Feb UK Glasgow Nice & Sleazy
‘Death Seat’ is out NOW via Young God Records





::2011::            
::NEW RELEASES::          
             
Release Date Band Format Title   Label  
24-Jan Dirtbombs ALBUM Party Store   In The Red  
31-Jan Sore Eros ALBUM Know Touching Agitated/ SHDWPLY
31-Jan Small Engine Repair EP (7 Tracks) An Introduction to Small Engine Repair iLabel  
07-Feb Ducktails ALBUM III:Arcade Dynamics Woodsist
14-Feb La Sera ALBUM La Sera   Hardly Art  
14-Feb Emily Jane White ALBUM Ode to Sentience Talitres
14-Feb Howlin Rain EP The Good Life American/ Birdman
21-Feb The Chemistry Set ALBUM This Day Will Never Happen Again Dead Bees
28-Feb Outshine Family ALBUM GALERIA DE LA LUZ blackmaps  
01-Mar Dum Dum Girls EP He Gets Me High Sub Pop
14-Mar Akron Family ALBUM S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey of Shinju TNT  
14-Mar Juliana Barwick ALBUM The Magic Place Asthmatic Kitty
14-Mar Religious To Damn ALBUM Glass Prayer   M'Lady's Records
28-Mar The Goldberg Sisters SINGLE Shush Play It Again Sam
April Vivian Girls ALBUM Share The Joy Polyvinyl  
11-Apr The Goldberg Sisters ALBUM The Goldberg Sisters Play It Again Sam




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