Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys
The second single from the upcoming new album, Heaving, Berlin-based Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys stun the world with Burning Building. Originally from South Africa, Lucy Kruger brings an energy of neo-punk and avant-garde artistry to her music. A beautifully crafted brand of noise-pop results from the culmination of musical prowess and core expressionism that projects into one heavy focus. The band are also about to embark on a massive tour of over twenty-four dates across Europe and beyond. This fourth album follows on the 2022’s brilliant Tapes Trilogy in which three records demonstrated a trinity of sound forces that take control of the chaos.
It begins with a fizzy and blissed-out bassline that grumbles in a roaring undertone. Guitars and synths join the thundering drums as the music begins to take us on its journey. Lucy Kruger enters with raunchy and evocative expression. Her voice dreamily meanders through the punchy corridors of guitar and bass. Syllables become percussive instruments as the fiery projection elevates with the progressive nature of the music. A thrashy and enchanting production gives the track lots of sawing edges that all flow in synchronicity with the rhythm.
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Tickets for TOUR DATES
Feb 03 Cape Town, South Africa - Gorgeous George
Feb 04 Stellenbosch, South Africa - The Daisy Jones Bar at OMG
Feb 05 Cape Town, South Africa - Café Roux - Cape Town
Apr 04 Freiburg, Germany - Slow Club
Apr 05 Zürich, Switzerland - Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
Apr 06 Alessandria, Italy - Cascina Bellaria, Sezzadio
Apr 07 Sion, Switzerland - Point 11
Apr 08 Varese, Italy - Circolo Gagarin
Apr 10 Macerata, Italy - Circolo Dong
Apr 10 Fano, Italy - Bagni Elsa Nº3
Apr 12 Bologna, Italy - Efesto
Apr 14 Paris, France - Supersonic
Apr 15 Lille, France - To Be Announced
Apr 16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Cinetol
Apr 19 Nuremberg, Germany - Z-Bau
Apr 20 Bielefeld, Germany - Johanniskirche
May 02 Leipzig, Germany - Moritzbastei
May 03 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
May 04 Hannover, Germany - Glocksee
May 05 Berlin, Germany - Lido
May 24 Dresden, Germany - Jazz Club Tonne
May 26 Offenburg, Germany - 361 Grad im Spitalkeller
May 27 Esslingen, Germany - Psych In Bloom
May 28 Offenbach, Germany - Hafen 2
Aug 10 Bad Kötzting, Germany - void
The National Parks
All the way from Provo in the sunny state of Utah, The National Parks prepare for their latest album release with a run of teasing singles. Sunshine is the recently released edition to keep the ball in the air and it’s already got its sights on the long term. A summertime folk-rock masterpiece, the warming and bright composition fits snugly on the album as a stand-out number. The 8th Wonder LP album coincides with an 8th Wonder tour which will see the band strut their stuff in front of happy crowds in several key locations. After an intimate and family orientated Zoom meeting at the previous new year, the band decided to go forth with all the passion and drive they have without the need to impress anybody but themselves. That’s how you get truly personal art and it’s resulted in this fantastic album due on March 3rd. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the Sunshine.
It begins with a wave of synthesiser and an enchanting female vocal. Guitars rise from the middle with chugging chord progressions. A punky melody begins with male vocals, a melodic swing through evolving composition ensues as the drums bash a funky drive that froths in bubbling effervescence. Smooth transitions bring the chorus with male and female harmonies on the vocals as the band elevate the journey with extra layers of tune. A continual push carries the song forward as the catchy and uplifting melodies hit the bars and bring them to life.
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8th Wonder Tour Spring 2023 Dates:
Friday, March 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Events Center
Thursday, April 20 - Rexburg, ID - Romance Theater
Friday, April 21 - Rexburg, ID - Romance Theater (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 22 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Hall
Tuesday, April 25 - Portland, OR - Mission Theater
Wednesday, April 26 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile's Madame Lou's
Friday, April 28 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
Saturday, April 29 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium
Thursday, May 4 - San Diego, CA - Voodoo
Friday, May 5 - Los Angles, CA - Troubadour
Saturday, May 6 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Tuesday, May 9 - Houston, TX - The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues - Houston
Wednesday, May 10 - Austin, TX - Antone's
Thursday, May 11 - Dallas, TX - Kessler
Friday, May 12 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street OKC
Saturday, May 13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
For information and tickets, visit the website here.
Quivver and Dave Seaman
Rockets and Rainbows featuring Brianna Price
Poker Flat Recordings
Just out on Friday, this collaboration between two long-term main stays of the House and Dance scene hit the airwaves and streaming sites. A feature slot for the beautifully talented Brianna Price lends the recording another dimension of sound that lights up all the right areas. Impressed on the Poker Flat Recordings label, owned by the legendary Steve Bug, Rockets and Rainbows stuns the crowd with two originals and a remix. It’s a real treat to have the title track in Sound Read Six today.
Ghostly synths align with quick beats to open the track. The words obsessive compulsive repeat through a spectra of scattered sounds. Bass begins to strike in mid-range keyboards. The drums elevate and more percussion is added to bring the mix to full speed. A driving and kinetic energy fuels a progressive rhythm that builds with layer and flow. Vocal effects colour the tune with organic tones as the synthesiser builds in musical pressure. Multiple lines of melodic rhythm maintain a creative journey into the depths of hypnotic sound.
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Rockets and Rainbows is available on Bandcamp
Sometimes It’s So Easy
From Say What You Like
Canadian singer-songwriter Doug Paisley has just released a great single and video to establish the new album, Say What You Like, due out in March. Premiered on Under The Radar, it’s a real honour for Sound Read Six to be given the next round of mail-outs. The folk-pop escapades of Doug Paisley have been building in momentum and velocity ever since he started, and the new album is one step further once again. Accompanied by a video directed by Colin Medley, who’s worked on many productions including P.S. I Love You, The Incident Report, and The Seams: Remembrance Day, Sometimes It’s So Easy offers a catchy and universally listenable jolt into the electric atmosphere of the artist.
A solo Americana vocal melody begins the music as the guitar follows in time. Frills of chord spread the harmonies across rhythmic flow. A verse draws us in with words and then the chorus begins with doo doo doo melodies that anyone can join in with. Blues guitar enters to fill the void between the words before the next verse begins. A smooth drum beat and bass line keeps everything in time as the rhythm guitar sparkles and shines across a progressive structure. Happy, laid back, and inventive, Sometimes It’s So Easy is indeed easy to love.
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Black Market Karma and Tess Parks
The Sky Was All Diseased
From Friends In Noise
Just out last Friday, the new Black Market Karma record consists of six true epics that define and explore the multi-faceted band sound. A mix of psychedelic fuzz and thumping rhythms invents a modern dreamcore schema that sits comfortably among the classics and the up-and-coming. Since the slamming success of Aped Flair & Hijacked Ideas LP which came out not that long ago, the band has been nutrified and empowered by its momentum. The new record has been put together as a collage that consists of music recorded between the band and their peers in music. Black Market Karma is fronted by the amazing Stanley Belton who brings the music to life with his leadership. As well as Tess Parks, Black Market Karma have produced work alongside members of The Underground Youth, The Confederate Dead, as well as the encapsulating Ruari Meehan. As the band embark on their latest run of tour-dates, this LP is perfect to set the scene.
Smooth strumming enters with a breezy blues guitar. The bass section rumbles along with mechanical pace as the melody evolves and shifts like the shape of clouds. Long bars of imaginary sway lead into a slow and dreamy vocal section. Tess Parks offers an intimate and closely held rendition of poetry and verse. Repeating lines sit against choppy blues guitar which in turn is rooted in a driving rhythm. A progressiveness in the guitar track brings wholesome composition to the mix, intensifying the music by just enough to be felt by a princess sleeping on a pea. Before we realise, we’re being drawn deeper into a mesmerism that’s laid out for us in enchanting and charming corridors of sound.
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TOUR DATES (Get tickets)
Jan 27th LISBON, Portugal - LAV
Jan 28th PORTO, Portugal - Hard Club
Jan 30th MADRID, Spain - Teatro Eslava
Jan 31st BARCELONA, Spain - Apolo
Feb 1st TOULOUSE, France - Le Bikini
Feb 2nd BORDEAUX, France - Rock School Barbey
Feb 4th GRENOBLE, France - La Belle Electrique
Feb 5th LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Les Docks
Feb 15th COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega
Feb 17th ANTWERP, Belgium - Trix
Feb 18th NIJMEGEN, Netherlands - Doornroosje
Feb 19th AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Paradiso
Mar 15th TOURS, France - No New Fest (without The Black Angels)
Alpha Neutral are all about inclusivity. Anyone who is human and doing what they can to live their best life is welcome to enjoy the sounds and family ethos. They fit right at home in Sound Read Six, which also has room for everyone. Members of this up-and-coming UK act have worked with big names already. These include people like Edwyn Collins, Gerry Rafferty, and Bryan Adams. Since Alpha Neutral's music was featured on a BBC Television show, their new work has been getting some serious attention. Too Posh is the latest single.
It begins with birdsong, and a pleasant atmosphere. Then, drums and bass kick through as vocal enters on a groovy swagger. Harmonies from female choral singers elevate the funky lines that flow between the jazz-funk guitar and keyboard. Fly melodies adapt and foam against the thumping bass and snare beat that rattles with lots of vibrant cymbal. A true up-stroke funk thrill infuses the mix as the lyrics and tune eloquently fit the structure with all the right clothes. Too Posh from Alpha Neutral is a fun and sparkling tune that sounds as fantastic as the video looks.
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Sound Read Six
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