Therapy?:::Tides

Following the success of 2015’s album, Disquiet, Therapy? announce a special edition EP release of Tides in time for their latest UK tour dates.
Tides is the third single taken from Disquiet, and will be released as a limited edition CD, featuring two exclusive new B-sides – Smile or Die and Slippies, and a remix of Insecurity by industrial/electro producer Pitchphase.
Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood / Band of Skulls / Turbowolf) and released by Amazing Record Co., Disquiet achieved great critical acclaim, featuring in the Albums of the Year lists for the likes of Metalhammer, Terrorizer and Team Rock, as well as being hugely popular with fans, who declared it a worthy successor to 1994’s iconic Troublegum.
On writing Tides, frontman Andy Cairns says:
“When I lived in Dun Laoghaire in Ireland I used to live near the harbour, and some nights I’d stay up all night to try to get inspiration for songs and I often ended up going down to the pier and just looking out at the waves. Later on I found out that Samuel Beckett used to get a great deal of influence from that as well… I took that low point in my life and how I managed to dig myself out of it as an inspiration.”
“Originally Tides was written kinda like Die Laughing or Nowhere off Troublegum, with a catchy Husker Du-influenced chorus, but we took a bit of influence from bands like My Bloody Valentine with the brief section of warped guitar.”

Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable 26 year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic world view which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.
The tightly wound punk-metal of 1994’s Troublegum propelled Therapy? into the UK Top 5, sold one million copies worldwide and spawned no less than five Top 40 singles, landing the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process. Disquiet extends this proud legacy, and finds the trio of vocalist/guitarist Andy Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper in incendiary form.

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The Frank and Walters ::: We are the young men

The Frank and Walters Official new single “We Are The Young Men” is out this Fri Mar 25th (another reason to call it Good Friday!!) It’s taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Songs For the Walking Wounded’
Join them for the album launch at Cork Opera House on April 15th, but be warned tickets are moving quickly for this one!!

Altered Hours ::: Euro Tour

The Altered Hours take their IN HEAT NOT SORRY tour to the continent this week! They’ll be hitting towns and cities across the UK, Belgium, France Switzerland and Italy.

The band’s debut album is also available now on LP, CD and Digital via Art For Blind (https://artforblind.bandcamp.com/album/in-heat-not-sorry) and in your local record shop courtesy of Cargo Records.

 

Ailbhe Reddy::: Distrust

 

Ailbhe Reddy has released her new single Distrust, tis well worth a gander.

http://www.breakingtunes.com/ailbhereddy

Ailbhe was a new addition to the Irish music scene in early 2014 when she first attracted the attention of TodayFM, who featured her single ‘Cover Me’ in their ‘Shave or Dye’ advertising Campaign.  That summer she performed at Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk festivals,  gained international praise when Folk Radio UK chose her song ‘Flesh & Blood’ as their Song of The Day. In December, she released her debut, EP Dwell to positive reviews.

In 2015 Ailbhe had continued success, first performing on the main stage at Whelan’s Ones to Watch, followed by Canalaphonic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices.  In addition to this, she was nominated as one of Pure M Magazine’s Best Female Solo Acts of the year. Ailbhe began working on her second EP Hollowed Out Sea in late 2015 with producer Darragh Nolan in Asta Kalapa Studios. Distrust is the first single from this EP.