Bell Gardens are celebrating the imminent release of their album ‘Full Sundown Assembly’ on 18 January with a party at The Echo in LA tomorrow night. Get down there to hear what the band do with their gorgeous sounds in a live setting.
Our heroes Chrome Hoof, the multi-headed, multi-instrumental, multi-genre, multi-robed multiplex of sound, are about to unleash their second full-length opus, Crush Depth (24th May in the UK). They recently debuted tracks from the album at the Ether and Camden Crawl festivals in London. Now they are taking their madness on the road, with seven UK club dates and three more UK festivals.
20 May Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
21 May The Thekla, Bristol, UK
22 May Audio, Brighton, UK
28 May Kazimier, Liverpool, GB
29 May Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
30 May Optimo, Glasgow, GB
04 Jun CRUSH DEPTH album launch, Bocking Street Warehouse, London, GB
18 Jul Glade Festival Winchester, UK
14 Aug Moor Music Festival, Skipton, GB
10 Sep Bestival, Isle Of Wight, GB
Crush Depth will be properly welcomed into the world with a launch party in London on 4th June – a proper, old school, loud’n’dirty all-night warehouse extravaganza at Bocking Street in Hackney. For this event Chrome Hoof will be doing a full live set – the rest of the evening will include DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco (SMD), Andrew Weatherall (post-punk & disco set), David Holmes, and Nathan G Wilkins. Tickets are available from gigantic.com, Pure Groove, Soul Jazz, Phonica and Dalston Superstore Bar.
In addition to the UK dates, the band will also be performing at Primavera festival in Barcelona on the 27th – and at the festival lauch party “Primavera In The Park” at Castell de Montjuic on 26th May.
Crush Depth is now available to pre-order on CD and double vinyl from our web store, along with tee-shirts and bags and stuff.
Unfortunately, Emperor Machine has had to pull out due to an injury, so Action Beat have taken one for the team and will be playing two different sets, opening and closing the live entertainment that evening.
So the final lineup is:
Action Beat: 6:30 PM
That Fucking Tank: 7:45 PM
Drum Eyes: 9 PM
Veronica Falls: 10:15 PM
Action Beat: 12:30 AM
The DJ’s are on at 1 AM
We’ll be passing out these flyers all evening. Come visit us at the merchandise stand!
Southern Records is very pleased to be invited to host a venue at this year’s Camden Crawl. If you don’t know the Crawl, it’s an “urban festival” in London, spanning two days, 40 venues, and 200 bands, with a focus on new, cutting-edge music. And they have some “heritage acts” too (that means folks who are old enough to be your parents but still know how to rock out).
We’ll be hosting the Blues Kitchen on Sunday 2nd May. We don’t know what bands will be playing yet. The way it works is all of the venue hosts (fancy pants label folks and journalists mostly – but only the cool ones) get to nominate all their favourite bands. A HUGE LIST (like 400 pages long)(ok maybe only 6 pages long) is then compiled and all the hosts vote for the bands they want to go through. The bands with the most votes go to the top of the list and the Crawl starts phoning em! Eventually they end up with a list of bands that have been nominated, voted in, and who are available to play. Once that list is finalised, they lock all us hosts in a room with no food and water and we fight to the death for the bands we want to play our venue.