Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Letters: FREE double sided single out NOW!

Letters have been asked to support hot One Little Indian act Wild Palms at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on Friday the 4th of March! Let us know if you are in the area and would like to cover and preview the event!
http://www.kingtuts.co.uk/

Letters release their new double a sided single ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ as a free to download single on the 16th February.If you could preview, review or play either of the tracks that would be great. Hit reply for interview requests and guestlists!



Check out both tracks below any feedback or potential coverage welcome!
http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/letters-pipe-dreams
http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/letters-grand-national
Thank you for your time!




Letters release their new double a sided single ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ as a free to download single on the 16th February.

Letters will launch their single at Henry’s Cellar bar, Edinburgh on the 16th February, Letters have also just been asked to support hot One Little Indian act Wild Palms at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on Friday the 4th of March!These dates will be followed by a full Scottish tour in March 2011, with a view to expanding into shows in the rest of the UK in April and May.

Letters’ new double a-sided single is the first addictive taste of material from this utterly compelling new Scottish act. Letters dark cello pop-noise emerges from lack of vitamin D, poorly heated flats and glittering pubs; underscored by a sharp wit, fierce intelligence and unabashed love for the frivolous decadence of great pop music.

Letters were born amidst the ruins of desolate Scottish fishing towns and Edinburgh city centre bohemia in the winter of 2010. Five strong, Mikey, Georgie, Dougie, Kerr and Ed occupy their ranks.

First single ‘The Grand National’ is propelled by an urgent rhythm section, sewn with distinctive cellos, elastic basslines, and threaded with Michael Ferguson’s evocative, twitching vocals that draw vivid pictures of a childhood spent growing up in a dead-end estate, shifting from Orwellian microcosms to late night conversations that go nowhere then diving head first into waves of guitars and life affirming chorus lines. While the flipside ‘Pipe Dreams’ is an all-together different animal, initially decidedly more stripped back its throbbing bass and stabbing cello notes are shot through wide screen ambition into entangled male/female melodies that build and crash into melancholic refrains, vocalising that endless yearning for unattainable dreams. (“I seem to bring you down/Pipe dreams to sink around the town”)

Keen to avoid the tired clich├ęs that sway albatross like around the necks of their checkered clad peers, Letters speak with a unique voice and arresting intensity, shot through with verve only the fearlessness of youth and fear of age can generate. Reckless arrogance, failed dreams, desperate boredom and childhood nostalgia coalesce here, bound together by the philosophical glue of Moran, Izzard and Hicks.
Letters will follow up this debut digital single release with a full physical EP in April 2011.


http://www.wewriteletters.co.uk

Ideals reveal new video for their forthcoming single 'Significant Other'

Ideals new single 'Significant Other' its out now as a free download, it gets its official physical release on the 21st of February through Intruder Records.


The band have just revealed the new video to accompany the track. Check it out on the links provided below any video links, news pieces, blog mentions, reviews or features welcome!! If still haven't had  a physical copy hit reply now. Ideals are up for any sessions and interview requests too!

Direct Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRZWDE5KBWs

http://music.intruderlabel.com/track/significant-other-ideals
http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/ideals-significant-other-master


cheers

TRACK TITLE: Significant Other.

LABEL: Intruder.

Release (SOFT) 25TH DECEMBER 2010.

RELEASE (LIVE) 21ST OF FEBRUARY



Andrew Major makes clear statements of intent. He can be a difficult soul. It is all quiet on the outside but the cerebral jukebox has Transformer and Marquee Moon on shuffle. You might like him. He has a lot to say for a quiet man.

His band are called IDEALS. They live in London Town where Andrew fills his days observing the subversive and filling up note books with the quirks of human beings. He then distills these notes into songs. His words are difficult and often provocative, just like Andrew.

The story is simple. You were my girlfriend and now you are not. I am not happy. Some just cry into their beer until it goes way. Others can be more reactionary. Andrew Major thinks reactionary is more interesting.

Produced by Ville Leppenan for Animal Farm,(At the Drive In, Alkaline Trio,Less than Jake) Significant Other is as unsettling as it is beautiful. Pete Doherty likes IDEALS. That is why he wanted them on his shows. The Automatic like IDEALS. That's why they wanted them on their shows.

Time is relative. Good songs are timeless.

Andrew Major can be difficult but you might like him. He has a lot to say.


http://www.myspace.com/idealstheband

http://www.youtube.com/idealstheband

http://music.intruderlabel.com/



band: ideals@manicvision.co.uk

label/ management: carl@intruderrecords.co.uk

PR: Bill Cummings soundandvisionpr@googlemai.com

OK release new single 'LEGO' nationwide on the 14th of March!

I'm working with yet another new act this time OK from Cardiff. Their deceptively clever brand of guitar pop has been gathering a lot of plaudits in the Welsh Capitol. They now release their new single 'Lego' nationwide on the 14th of March. You can listen to it below, they also have a video if you wish to embed this on your site the code is below. Any news pieces, reviews, interview requests, welcome!

Stream:

http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/ok-lego

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZzMd2KpJTo&feature=player_embedded
embed:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wZzMd2KpJTo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



OK release their new single Lego, which has sparked a massive response grom fans and the Welsh media, as digital download via ITUNES on the 11th of Feb, followed by a limited edition CD release on the 14th of March.


Welsh indie heroes OK release Lego a blast of harmonic sunshine upon a grey music scene, ‘Lego’ showcases OK’s joyous power guitar-pop sound in just under three minutes. The song excels in glistening guitar hooks, disco-filling drum and bass sparring, and heady, addictive vocal refrains that encapsulate a feeling of infatuation, part giddy, part searching for reassurance.“Just tell me if we could fit together /like lego.” Lego is backed by live favourite, the delightful Perfect World.

Lego was recorded by Jordan Andrews at Ripe Fruit studios in Cardiff and mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod. Lego is the first release from a growing pool of new songs, OK have been working on over the last year, and the first to feature Oli Miles on guitar and Dave Powell on Drums. OK singer and guitarist Joe Paine said,“It was obvious straight away that Lego would be the first single. We were really happy with the way it sounded and are looking forward to people finally hearing it.”
New single Lego is accompanied by a band-produced video, filmed in the band’s own back room, and featuring handmade puppets, gleefully parodying the ecstatic feeling OK generate when playing live.

Despite line up changes within OK since the release of their debut album, 2009’s well-received ‘Under the Weather But Over The Moon,’ OK have held onto their name regardless of its immense impracticalities. “We always loved the name although it's awkward to find us online,” says bass player Adam Barrah, “the band had been going for a while when I joined, so there is a continuity of OK that I love being a part of.’

Lego is the first in a series of releases slated for the coming year. ‘”There are more songs waiting to be recorded” says OK’s Joe Paine, “some of which will be recognisable to people who have seen us live and some of which are completely new and unheard.”

Buy the single on Itunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lego/id420481096?i=420481135&uo=4

OK@ Joe Paine(vocals, guitars), Adam Barrah(bass, vocals), Oli Miles(guitar), Dave Powell(drums, vocals).

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Edinburgh's LETTERS to support Wild Palms at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (4th of March)& Approved by CMU music industry bible!

Hi

If you hadn't noticed I'm working with new Edinburgh band called Letters, their dark cello indie rock is enthralling me at the moment. Two bits of great new news surrounding the band at the moment, whose two tracks online are delighting those in the blogging and podcasting worlds, yesterday they were APPROVED by the music industry Bible CMU here's what they had to say

"Edinburgh five-piece Letters formed early last year, instantly marking their guitar pop sound out from the rest by adding a cellist to the line-up. This adds a darker element to their sound, which, coupled with their tendency to leap on the distortion pedal as songs draw to an end, and my weakness for vocals sung in a Scottish accent, it makes for a winning formula."
http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/htmldaily/110202.html


As if that wasn't enough Letters have been asked to support hot One Little Indian act Wild Palms at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on Friday the 4th of March! Let us know if you are in the area and would like to cover and preview the event!
http://www.kingtuts.co.uk/

Letters release their new double a sided single ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ as a free to download single on the 16th February.If you could preview, review or play either of the tracks that would be great. Hit reply for interview requests and guestlists!



Check out both tracks below any feedback or potential coverage welcome!
http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/letters-pipe-dreams
http://soundcloud.com/soundandvisionpr/letters-grand-national
Thank you for your time!



Letters release their new double a sided single ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ as a free to download single on the 16th February.

Letters will launch their single at Henry’s Cellar bar, Edinburgh on the 16th February, Letters have also just been asked to support hot One Little Indian act Wild Palms at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on Friday the 4th of March!These dates will be followed by a full Scottish tour in March 2011, with a view to expanding into shows in the rest of the UK in April and May.

Letters’ new double a-sided single is the first addictive taste of material from this utterly compelling new Scottish act. Letters dark cello pop-noise emerges from lack of vitamin D, poorly heated flats and glittering pubs; underscored by a sharp wit, fierce intelligence and unabashed love for the frivolous decadence of great pop music.

Letters were born amidst the ruins of desolate Scottish fishing towns and Edinburgh city centre bohemia in the winter of 2010. Five strong, Mikey, Georgie, Dougie, Kerr and Ed occupy their ranks.

First single ‘The Grand National’ is propelled by an urgent rhythm section, sewn with distinctive cellos, elastic basslines, and threaded with Michael Ferguson’s evocative, twitching vocals that draw vivid pictures of a childhood spent growing up in a dead-end estate, shifting from Orwellian microcosms to late night conversations that go nowhere then diving head first into waves of guitars and life affirming chorus lines. While the flipside ‘Pipe Dreams’ is an all-together different animal, initially decidedly more stripped back its throbbing bass and stabbing cello notes are shot through wide screen ambition into entangled male/female melodies that build and crash into melancholic refrains, vocalising that endless yearning for unattainable dreams. (“I seem to bring you down/Pipe dreams to sink around the town”)

Keen to avoid the tired clich├ęs that sway albatross like around the necks of their checkered clad peers, Letters speak with a unique voice and arresting intensity, shot through with verve only the fearlessness of youth and fear of age can generate. Reckless arrogance, failed dreams, desperate boredom and childhood nostalgia coalesce here, bound together by the philosophical glue of Moran, Izzard and Hicks.
Letters will follow up this debut digital single release with a full physical EP in April 2011.


http://www.wewriteletters.co.uk