new release: 'Blue Caves' by Melquìades
The latest release on Francis Harris’ Scissor & Thread label out of Brooklyn is another exercise in deep and meditative atmospheres.
The label, comprised of a tight knit collective of multi-faceted composers, vocalists and instrumentalists, always strives to develop new projects based on a shared aesthetic, and this five track EP is both boundary pushing and fully synchronized with the label’s approach.
With Melquíades' 'Blue Caves' Melbourne based Composer and Sound Designer Alexander Albrecht presents his solo debut EP following on from the 'Tidal River' album he released as part of the Albrecht La'Brooy duo.
new signing: Cedric
The Dresden-based band just released their long-awaited debut album 'Levity' via Undressed Records.
Cedric play intense songs between the poles of post rock, alternative and post punk - formed by impressive walls of sound and furious desire. The three-piece was founded in 2013 in Dresden, GER as it plunged into one of its many jam sessions to come, which still to this day form the basis of their songs - driven by heavy, glimmering guitars, angry grooves and vocals between soulful and gloomy.
In 2015, Cedric released their debut single 'Communion=Hoax' and embarked on a tour through music clubs in Germany and UK, supported bands like New Model Army and played at the famous german Taubertal Festival with an attending audience of 12,000 people.
The debut album 'Levity' was released on Undressed Records to great critical acclaim in european music magazines and radio stations. The outstanding singles of this output met positive overall popularity with rock fans.
As one of the most gripping and promising german newcomer bands in the postgenre Cedric are currently presenting their work on their headlining-tour through Germany and Europe.
Just out: 'Alma' by Tim Engelhardt & BOg
Poker Flat go for the jugular with this blazing collaborative EP.
„Tim Engelhardt is one of the hottest talents around, forging a hugely prolific career from his hometown of Cologne, Germany. Just recently Tim released his debut album 'Moments of Truth' on Poker Flat followed by a remix EP.
Teaming up with the hugely talented Bogdan Tanase aka BOg from Romania, the boys put together a strong musical statement. [...]
'Alma' also showcases the pair’s ears for dynamics - each element in the track perfectly crafted and mixed - the result is an emotional dance floor experience that’s more than the sum of its parts. Turning up the heat, 'Astronauts' kicks of with a thumping groove that builds and mutates across the track - resulting in a driving, powerful weapon for a multitude of situations.“ (words: Inhale/UK)
new signing: Akua Naru
We are very proud to announce, that we just signed singer, rapper, poet, social activist, Akua Naru who recently released her highly anticipated, soulful new album 'The Blackest Joy' via SPV.
The 11-track project is her third studio album and the follow up to 2015’s 'The Miner's Canary'.
The American raised and now Germany-based artist and activist, Naru, intertwines elements of African traditional music with her modern Jazz rap style.The Blackest Joy is a stunning musical journey with themes of race, identity, the role of women and femininity. It takes the listener through compelling stories of triumph through tribulation and the arrival at power and joy through struggle. It is a composition of music to celebrate black joy and an aesthetic homage to the power of the human spirit in its strength to overcome.
Through her music, this gifted artist is committed to spreading the idea of multiculturalism while celebrating the culture she was born into. Through the release of 'The Blackest Joy' and on her international tour which kicked off in the United Kingdom on May 1, Akua brings her message to the masses. She adds, “The Blackest Joy is an album that celebrates the beauty; the bounty of black joy. 'The Blackest Joy' is a journey along the spectrum of black expression- from joy and love, to the possibility of hope”.
'The Blackest Joy' was released via The Urban Era/ SPV April 27th!
Borusiade announces debut album!
'A Body' will be out March 9th through Cómeme.
The Bucharest-born artist, real name Miruna Boruzescu, has close ties to Matias Aguayo's Cómeme label - she released her first-ever record, 2016's 'Jeopardy' EP, via the outlet, followed by a second EP, 'Silent', last year. The new record, which spans seven tracks, covers similar ground, with nods to synth pop, techno, EBM and new wave.
(words: Carlos Hawthorn, Resident Advisor)
Out Now: 'Carnival Days' by Shiraz Lane
Shiraz Lane return to italian Frontiers Records for the release of their second album!
Shiraz Lane have been extremely busy throughout 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration with the Swedish producer Per Aldeheim (Def Leppard, Soilwork, Lambretta).
Shiraz Lane personifies creative variety, which resonates through their double-edged guitar sound (produced by lead guitarist Jani Laine and rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske), groovy-yet-solid ground pounding (Ana Willman drums & Joel Alex bass) and the unmistakably high-soaring melodies chanted by lead singer Hannes Kett. Despite their relative youth, they are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud, and most of all, the genuine article.
Although wearing inspiration and paying homage to their predecessors like Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses, their sound and music is destined to develop into something unique. Members of Halestorm, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate have all praised the band’s live efforts.
new Francis Harris Solo EP out since February 23rd
'Minor Forms' is out on Scissor & Thread since February 23rd and includes remixes by Valentino Mora.
Francis Harris’ own output has gone from tightly wound tech house cuts as Adultnapper in the early days, sublime deep house as Frank & Tony, intricate and expressive musical journeys as evident in his two solo-albums 'Leland' and 'Minutes Of Sleep', and ambient shoegaze with two Aris Kindt albums, co-produced with Gabe Hedrick. Most recently Harris branched out with a new label - Kingdoms - a home for his love of a more adventurous sound.
Now we are proud to present his new solo single, the first since the release of 'Minutes of Sleep', 'Minor Forms' which includes two remarkable remixes by Valentino Mora.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation (Covid-19), the following dates may actually not represent the originally planned schedules.
For further info, please check the webpage of your local venue or artist websites.
22.01.20 Rubigen (CH), Mühle Hunziken
23.01.20 Zürich (CH), Exil
24.01.20 Freiburg, Jazzhaus
25.01.20 Heidelberg, Halle02
02.02.20 Aachen, Musikbunker
05.02.20 Koblenz, Cafe Hahn
06.02.20 Marburg, KFZ
07.02.20 Bochum, Bahnhof Langendreer
08.02.20 Hannover, Mephisto
11.02.20 Halle / Saale, Objekt 5
12.02.20 Frankfurt / Main, Nachtleben
13.02.20 Münster, Café Sputnik
13.02.20 Münster, Sputnikhalle
14.02.20 Stuttgart, clubCANN
15.02.20 Köln, Gebäude 9
18.02.20 Düsseldorf Altstadt, The Tube Club
19.02.20 Bielefeld, Forum
20.02.20 Bremen, Lagerhaus
21.02.20 Hamburg, Fabrik
22.02.20 Berlin, SO 36
04.03.20 Leipzig, WERK 2 - Kulturfabrik
05.03.20 Dresden, Scheune
05.03.20 Dresden, GrooveStation
06.03.20 Potsdam, Lindenpark
07.03.20 Lübeck, Treibsand
08.03.20 Husum, Speicher Husum e.V.
10.03.20 Braunschweig, KufA Haus
11.03.20 Dortmund, Junkyard
12.03.20 Salzburg (AT), Rockhouse
13.03.20 München, Feierwerk e.V.
13.03.20 München, Hansa 39 (Feierwerk)
14.03.20 Erlangen, E-Werk
19.03.20 Wien (AT), Arena
21.03.20 Lindau, Club Vaudeville
hackedepicciotto ('The Current' Spring Tour)
17.02.20 Klagenfurt (AT), Hafenstadt
21.02.20 Wien (AT), RHIZ
22.02.20 Linz (AT), Kapu
28.02.20 Frankfurt am Main, The Cave
29.02.20 Freiburg, Slow Club
06.03.20 Dresden, Die Scheune
07.03.20 Leipzig, UT Connewitz
25.03.20 Berlin, Berghain Kantine
22.04.20 Zürich (CH), Bogen F
24.04.20 Bern (CH), Dampfzentrale
12.05.20 Köln, Stadtgarten (soundswrongfeelsright)
21.02.20 Dresden, Chemiefabrik (Record Release)
27.02.20 Berlin, Badehaus
28.02.20 Leipzig, Noch Besser Leben
29.02.20 Weißwasser, Telux
05.03.20 Dortmund, Hafenschänke Subrosa
06.03.20 Oberhausen, Druckluft
26.03.20 Frankfurt, The Cave
28.03.20 Karlsruhe, Kohi
29.03.20 Solingen, Waldmeister
23.04.20 Jena, Café Wagner
24.04.20 Halle, GiG Kneipe
25.04.20 Erfurt, Kulturquartier
06.06.20 Dresden, Societätstheater
27.06.20 Großkmehlen, Hometown Festival
15.10.20 Chemnitz, Aaltra
03.11.20 Hannover, Café Glocksee
04.11.20 Hildesheim, Club VEB
06.11.20 Berlin, Kantine am Berghain (tbc)
26.11.20 Dresden, Ostpol
27.02.20 München, Backstage
28.02.20 Regensburg, Eventhall Airport
29.02.20 Bochum, Rockpalast
03.03.20 Hamburg, Hafenklang
04.03.20 Köln, Blue Shell
05.03.20 Berlin, Maze Club
06.03.20 Wien (AT), Escape
07.03.20 Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats
Burnt Friedman & Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
29.02.20 Berlin, Supamolly
Galv (DITOur 2020)
20.03.20 Augsburg, Soho Stage
21.03.20 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof - Tapefabrik
27.03.20 Hamburg, Häkken
28.03.20 Hannover, Mephisto
03.04.20 Göttingen, Vinyl Reservat
04.04.20 Bochum, Trompete
09.04.20 Chemnitz, Atomino
10.04.20 Berlin, Badehaus
12.04.20 Regensburg, Heimat
17.04.20 Freiburg, Harmonie
03.04.20 Stuttgart, Freund & Kupferstecher
27.03.20 Berlin, Lido
28.03.20 München, EgoFM Festival Muffathalle
30.03.20 Wien (AT), Porgy & Bess
Madsius Ovanda (Talking Underwater Release Tour)
01.04.20 Ludwigshafen, dasHaus
02.04.20 Nürnberg, Blok
03.04.20 Kempten, Künstlerhaus
04.04.20 München, Milla
05.04.20 Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
07.04.20 Köln, Club Subwa
08.04.20 Hamburg, Häkken
09.04.20 Berlin, Auster Club
04.04.20 Dortmund, Warsteiner Music Hall
05.04.20 München, TonHalle
07.04.20 Stuttgart, Liederhalle
08.04.20 Erlangen, Kongresszentrum Heinrich-Lades-Halle
09.04.20 Hamburg, Sporthalle
11.04.20 Leipzig, Haus Auensee
12.04.20 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
13.04.20 Köln, Palladium
15.04.20 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall
16.04.20 Berlin, Columbiahalle
17.04.20 Berlin, Columbiahalle
21.04.20 Wien (AT), Arena
22.04.20 Zürich (CH), X-TRA
19.06.20 Scheeßel, Hurricane Festival
19.06.20 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Southside Festival
25.06.20 St. Gallen (CH), Open Air St. Gallen
15.07.20 Wabern bei Bern (CH), Gurtenfestival
14.08.20 Leipzig, Highfield Festival
Igorrr (full band)
05.04.20 Zürich (CH), Dynamo
07.04.20 München, Backstage
08.04.20 Bochum, Zeche
09.04.20 Stuttgart, Wizeman
14.04.20 Hamburg, Gruenspan
16.04.20 Berlin, Columbia Theater,
21.04.20 Wien (AT), Szene
14.05.20 Wuppertal, LCB (Live Club Barmen)
19.05.20 Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie (Kl. Saal)
23.05.20 Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
24.05.20 Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
28.05.20 Basel (CH), Sommercasino (Czar Fest)
27.05.20 Frankfurt, Batschkapp
28.05.20 Köln, Palladium
29.05.20 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
30.05.20 Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus
31.05.20 München, Backstage Werk
25.09.20 Frankfurt, Lotte Lindenberg
26.09.20 Lauterbach, Schloss Eisenbach
14.10.20 München, Milla Club
16.10.20 Leipzig, Horns Erben
17.10.20 Magdeburg, Moritzhof
21.10.20 Hamburg, Thalia Theater (Nachtasyl)
22.10.20 Göttingen, Nörgelbuff
23.10.20 Paderborn, Deelenhaus
24.10.20 Köln, Die Wohngemeinschaft
25.10.20 Münster, Pension Schmidt
28.10.20 Kassel, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
29.10.20 Dortmund, subrosa
30.10.20 Düsseldorf, Hotel Friends
31.10.20 Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall
01.11.20 Schermbeck, Ehemalige reformierte Kirche
05.11.20 Darmstadt, Künstlerkeller
06.11.20 Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
07.11.20 Bayreuth, Das Zentrum!