Items filtered by date: October 2019
20 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
Band originated from Rennes, France. Formed spring 1983, their first act was to play live at Ubu, Rennes in 1983. A 3rd album was to be released but ultimately it didn’t happen, their last action was a live given in Bain-de-Bretagne in 1986.
18 Oct
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Can, founded in 1967 released their debut album Monster Movie (1969) which set them apart from the mainstream, carving out a sound that transcended the boundaries of experimental electronic, jazz and modern classical music. Can’s influence extends from post-punk musicians such as Joy Division and Primal Scream, through avant-garde composers including Bernhard Lang, to Radiohead. Schmidt himself began his musical career as a pupil of Stockhausen and Ligeti, and conducted numerous high-profile orchestras in his native Germany and abroad. Hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the 60s led to the formation of Can but Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing, and it is to Schmidt that Can owed much of its musical eclecticism.
17 Oct
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Earthling (stylised as EART HL I NG) is the 20th studio album by English recording artist David Bowie. It was originally released in February 1997 on Arista Records. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum and bass culture of the 1990s. It was the first album Bowie self-produced since his 1974 album Diamond Dogs.
15 Oct
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Bragolin is a two-piece post-punk / wave band from Utrecht, The Netherlands. The name is inspired by Italian painter Giovanni Bragolin, famous for his crying boy paintings. The band is led by songwriter/singer/guitarist Edwin van der Velde, with Maria Karssenberg on guitar and organ. Bragolin’s sound contains a mixture of baritone guitars reminding of 80’s new wave bands, to 90’s reverb laden shoegaze guitars. Instead of the music which the guitar sounds resemble, the mixture with pounding drummachines and bass synthesizers creates Bragolin’s danceable wave sound. The songs vary from pulsating and addictive riffs in their first released music video ‘Into Those Woods’, to the apocalyptic atmospheres of ‘In Our Field Of Oaks’ which contains guest vocals by dark pop singer Adam Usi. The organ sound, the horror movie inspired lyrics and touching voice complete their unpredicted haunting sound. In 2018 the band released their 8-track debut album ‘I Saw Nothing Good So I Left’ which was recorded by Van der Velde and former band member Isolde Woudstra who also takes credit for the mesmerizing album cover and vocals on the album’s title track. The release was produced by René Jongeneelen of Malochia and Contrast, and was released on Young & Cold Records. Maria Karssenberg joined Bragolin on guitar and organ before the release of the album, after which the two-piece played at various festivals and parties across Europe, among which Wave Gotik Treffen, Extramuralhas, Waveteef, Wavefest and Young & Cold Festival. For their second album Bragolin teamed up with Adam Tristar to release the ‘Bragolin vs Adam Tristar’ album ‘Let Out The Noise Inside’. This is not a split release but a true cooperation featuring the danceable and electronic sound of Adam Tristar combined with the dark atmosphere and vocals of Bragolin. In the summer of 2019 the collaboration released their first single ‘The End Dwells In Us All’, a new uptempo dance floor killer featuring a hypnotizing arpeggiated synth, catchy bariton guitar riff, ghostly musical saw and melancholic vocals with serial killer inspired lyrics. During the year Adam Tristar has also joined Bragolin on stage for a limited amount of shows. After the single the full album was released on CD and vinyl, again on Young & Cold Records. The album features eight songs of which six are new and two songs where each band covered / remixed the other.
10 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
“Cauldron Messiah”, the debut album from German-based trio EVIL SPIRIT, is as fine a rendering of the Devil’s music as one is likely to find. The group formed in 2010, releasing a pair of demos before completing their first full-length effort. With its primitive instrumental crunch and spine-tingling tempos, “Cauldron Messiah” is a sulfurous ode to all things dark and heavy.
08 Oct
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CIVIC aren’t the first Australian band to find inspiration from the rowdy sounds of The Saints and The Dead Boys but few have been as on point as the Melbourne five-piece at nailing their snarling spirit. Jim McCullough, Lewis Hodgson, Darcy Grigg, Roland Hlavka and David Forcier have played in a bunch of quality bands including Leather Lickers, A.D Skinner, Drug Sweat, Pregnancy Scares, Whipper and Cuntz. But with CIVIC, they mix loud 70s gutter rock and hardcore aggression to create a squalling hot mess. Late last year, they all crammed into a small radio studio to perform a hustling live set on my radio program Teenage Hate . It was wild and sweaty performance and I’ve been eagerly awaiting some recorded material since. Today is the day as we premiere “New Vietnam”, the title cut from their upcoming debut record. Led by the wild vocals of McCullough, who by day works as a furniture removalist, and Hodgson’s furious guitar leads, the song gallops at a speedy pace. As Jimmy howls “Tell you what I am baby, tell you what I am” you can almost feel the weight of shitty dressers that he hauls up and down people’s staircases.
07 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
Sortilege is part of group of bands that started playing heavy metal in France in the early 80s. The band was founded at that time by the Dumont brothers (guitars and drums) under the name “Blood Wave” and when Christian “Zouille” Augustin joined them as a lead singer, they took the name Sortilege (which means spell). Around 1982 they had already made a name for themselves in Paris’s metal scene, by releasing their first demo tape which included 4 songs, two of which where early versions of “Sortilege” and “Metamorphose”, as well as an incredible version of “Delire D’Un Fou”, in which Augustin keeps climbing the notes without even catching his breath. The demo starts with the band’s same named song and shows it has a pure influence in it’s metal music by the Lords of the scene; such as Priest and Maiden and a definite characteristic the band has even for the years to come is Zouille’s unbelievable vocals.
06 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
Little Ann (born Ann Bridgeforth; 22 March 1945 – 26 January 2003)was an American soul singer. Her recording career was short-lived but her work was 'rediscovered' shortly before her death. Originally from Chicago, but growing up in the small town of Mount Clemens in Michigan, "Little Ann" Bridgeforth performed regularly as a singer, including at her cousin's club, Michelle's Playroom. When she was getting gigs elsewhere, she changed her name to Little Ann - how she was known within the family, as the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. In 1967 in Detroit, she recorded ‘Deep Shadows’, produced by Dave Hamilton, but it was not released, and was almost lost to history.
05 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
The Monzas (named after the car "Corvair Monza Spyder") started in 1961 in North Carolina with Ward May, Skip Henshaw, Nelson Miller, Roger Mercer, Sharon Copeland (née Henshaw), Linda Quinlan, and Bing Greeson. Their primary goal was to play dances at local high schools and private parties. A very simple beginning to an extraordary era. There were several changes in personnel over the 10 years together. Big John Thompson joined in around 1963 to lay the bass track down on "Hey I Know You" and he just stayed. Mickey Coombs and Johnny Andrews came in around 1963-64 and Rick Mitchell came in around 1966. Mike Griffin was added on Sax in 1965.Sammy Fowler came in around 1966, with Billy Carden, Don Baker, and Nelson rejoining in 1967-68.
04 Oct
Published in Song of 2day
Bernadette Carroll (1944 to 2018) was an American singer, with 'The Starlets'. Bernadette Dalia was born on June 21st 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.In 1959 (known as 'Bernadette Carroll'), she was put with sisters Barbara and Phyllis Allbut and Lynda Malzone as part of a group known first as 'The Ifics' but then the grander-sounding 'The Starlets'. Their first recording on the 'Astro' label was "P.S. I Love You", but Carroll left in 1960 to make a solo recording for the 'Julia' label called "My Heart Stood Still" (just before the Allbut sisters changed the group name to 'The Angels').
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