A few weeks after the release of its brand new EP called “Beautiful sad stories”, the five-piece indie-post-pop band from Liège (Belgium) Volver unveiled an official music video for the song “What when wrong” (feat. Gladys) filmed by director, cinematographer and editor François-Xavier Cardon and Julien Glasmacher (as 1st assistant).
“Beautiful sad stories” is still available on CD, 12” vinyl and digital through I for Us Records/Disobedience Distribution, Grandma Pop Collective and Grizzly Inc. and for entire streaming right now on Bandcamp.
For the record, born as a solo-project in 2007, Volver became a “real band” a few years later by writing and recording 4 first songs of pure emotional pop with deep post-rock atmospheres.
For fans of Sigur Ros, Keith Caputo, The Album Leaf…
7 years after the release of their debut full-length album, french alternative grunge-rockers Dry Can are finally back to the business with a very long awaited sequel called “Meanwhile”, self-produced by the band himself and available right now for CD, digital and full streaming.
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Born in France at the end of the 90’s as an acoustic rock duo (Anne + Antoine, both vocalists & guitarists), Dry Can became a four-piece band a few years later after the arrival of a rythmic section (Olivier & Pascal). Taking its time to work on some songs and then making a few gigs, the band recorded a debut full-length album called “Something like that…”.
Released in 2007, this first effort was a panorama of the band’s influences, between past and present, somewhere around Led Zepellin and Pink Floyd from a side and the Seattle 90’s scene (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden…) on another side, with some sonorities and atmospheres from bands like Deftones, Helmet or Incubus.
The album is very well received but Dry Can kept the silence for years… but not being inactive. In 2009, after two years of touring and having established a strong reputation of a rock’n’roll band to be seen live, the qartet decided to take some distance with the stage in order to catch its breath and prepare its second album. After some years of work, the band recorded “Meanwhile”, unleashed on fall 2014.
A few weeks after having released “The bloop EP”, as a short sequel of their acclaimed debut full-length album “What lies behind” (2012), Swiss rockers Dirty Sound Magnet have just unveiled a brand new official music video for the song “21st Century Witch” available right now on YouTube.
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Influenced by the finest artists of years long passed, four-pieces swiss rock entity Dirty Sound Magnet manages to integrate the freshness and power of the music of today. The creativity of DSM calls them to shirk the notion of a ‘label’ or a ‘genre’ for what they do is more than rock ; it is from the first to the last ‘music’. The band already has had the pleasure to perform over 100 live shows in Switzerland and abroad.
Oct 15 Hérouville St Clair, FR Le Big Band Café
Oct 16 Montreuil, FR La Pêche
Oct 17 Belleville sur Meuse, FR La Passerelle
Oct 18 Montbeliard, FR Atelier des Moles
Oct 19 Selestat, FR Vodoo Day Festival
Oct 21 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur
Oct 22 St Jean de Vedas, FR Secret Palace
Oct 23 Biarritz, FR Atabal
Oct 24 Toulouse, FR Le Metronum
Oct 25 Parthenay, FR Diff’Art
Oct 26 St Nazaire, FR Le VIP
Oct 28 Bruxelles, BE Magasin 4
Oct 29 Dunkerque, FR Les 4 Ecluses
Oct 30 Paris, FR Le Batofar
Oct 31 La Chaux de Fonds, CH Le Bikini Test
Nov 1 Romans sur Isère, FR La Coordonnerie
Emerging from the new French alternative scene, Breaking Fuel, a free/alternative/progressive five-piece band from Bordeaux, is about to release physically its debut full-length album on september.
The digital version is available from now on Bandcamp with 3 songs for streaming and the pre-orders will come very soon.
Resulting from the many and various explorations and experiences of the members of this uncanny team, Breaking Fuel has been painting itself as a definite Rock-o-colored item ! The band has taken shape around the musical humanity of its 5 members (2011), and has been “cemented” by the recording of a first EP (5 tracks), which has been handed out personnally by the band, back in 2012.
Enthused by the warm welcome the EP met for its debut release, a long and successful series of concerts would soon follow (2012-2013). This evolution led the later addition of a sound engineer to the crew. From cosier and more intimate Appartment Sessions to larger venues (Rock School Barbey Theater), and not omitting the literally more “underground” local scene, as well as playing for the opening of World Surf Contest (in Lacanau, France), or lastly, at Barcelona’s RazzMattaz, the band, mirroring their refreshing music has been rocking venues in an unexpected fashion.
This results in the recording of a 1st full-length album, displaying an amazing number of collaborations on their tracks including Adrian Terrazas Gonzales on saxophone (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M.) or Matthieu Lesenechal (Big Sir, Bagdad Rodéo). This album has been integrally recorded analogically at Studio des Collines (France), allowing for Live takes. Mastering has also been undergoing the same process. It was the band’s personal request that their sound be treated the analogical way, thus capturing the team’s energy and sincerity. BREAKING FUEL’s sound is heavily tinted with the 70’s signature sound, mixed in with more centempory flavors, inviting the listener on an epic journey.
For fans of At the drive-in, Frank Zappa, The Mars Volta…
Where the road ends and the desert begins, Progstone distils a both crude and melodic rock whose energy demands to be released on stage.
Born 4 years ago in Switzerland as a four-piece stoner/grunge/progressive band, Progstone released a debut short effort in 2012 with an EP called in the wild before to make its first steps on stage. A first conclusive try for the band which need then to move forward to make a real “professional” album.
In 2014, Progstone releases his long-awaited first studio full-length effort (Shape, Worry Blast) and the least we can say is that the group does not skimp on resources ! Recorded at the Alternative Recording Studio in Sion (Switzerland) mixed in Seattle’s (USA) at London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam – Alice InChains – Soundgarden…) and mastered in Los Angeles by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers,…), the album is available right now through Chamosound Records and a bunch of songs are up for streaming on ReverbNation.
For fans of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden…
Between 70’s hardrock’n’roll and modern stoner-rock vibe, Zoë, born in the North of France at the end of the 90’s, is about to release everywhere its brand new album called “Raise the veil”, expected this september on CD/digital through Brennus Music.
Self-released for the fans on spring as a limited first shoot, “Raise the veil”, third full length effort by Zoë (after “Make it burning” and “Dirty is a little sister”) has been recorded by Olivier T’Servrancx at the Electric Box Studio (Glowsun) and then mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, Meshuggah). In the meantime, three songs extracted from the album are available right now for streaming on Bandcamp.
In other news, after having played on stage during the past years with bands like Lofofora, Nashville Pussy, The Lords of Altamont and some venues at BetizFest, Hellfest or Main Square Festival, the band will hit the road again this fall to promote the new album.
For fans of Motörhead, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Monster Magnet, The Hellactopters…
A few days after a first announcement, the beast is now unleashed.
After having played it on stage for about a hundred shows and releasing it on vinyl, tape and CD, now is the time for the Swiss doom/black metal conspirators Rorcal to suggest the very last version of the “Vilagvege” album : the live one. A live record fully self-produced by the band itself, recorded during the “Vilagvege” release party in Geneva on April 14th 2013 and including special guests appearances of Japanese Noise Master KK-Null and Portuguese Doom Gods Process Of Guilt for an apocalyptic final.
This live album is available right now in very limited edition (300 copies only) as a 180 grams 12 inches black vinyl + full streaming on Bandcamp. The side A will content the 17 last minutes of the show that features the final act with KK-Null and Process Of Guilt. The Side B is engraved with the arms of the band.