Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

 

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

 

The first radio single “99%” (listen below) taken from BAD TOUCH’S new forthcoming album “Truth Be Told” – released by Bad Touch Records on Friday 2nd December.

The single 99% brings back the joy of summer fun and festivals, with finger licking guitar riffs and a southern vibe of hot sun, pepper sauce and bourbon. Yes, 99% is southern rocking blues the single has been re-mixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones engineer/co-producer, “Chris Kimsey” (Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Steel Wheels, Emotional Rescue).

Last week Team Rock online premiered the official music video for the 99% single

Classic Rock also selected “99%” as one of their “Tracks of the Week

BAD TOUCH hail from Norfolk but sound like a Southern blues-rock band with southern rock influences in the tradition of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Crowes. Fresh from supporting Kentucky Headhunters on their recent UK tour. November sees Bad Touch back on the road on a co-headline tour.
BAD TOUCH embarks on a nationwide UK co-headline tour with Australian band MASSIVE from 19th November and will support Whiskey Myers at the Boston Arms in London on 1st December, followed by a performance at Planet Rockstock on 3rd December.

 

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CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MASSIVE
* SUPPORTING WHISKEY MYERS IN LONDON

APPEARING AT PLANET ROCKSTOCK ON
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016

Tickets available HERE  and HERE

EVI, Ebbw Vale
Saturday 19th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01495 70 8022

The Station, Cannock
Sunday 20th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE

The Exchange, Bristol
Monday 21st November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0117 930 4538

The Live Rooms, Chester
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01244 317 171

Fac251, Manchester
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0161 27 27 251

The Parish, Huddersfield
Thursday 24th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01484 522 800

The Musician, Leicester
Friday 25th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0116 251 0080

Corporation, Sheffield
Saturday 26th November 2016
Tickets: Local Outlets
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0114 276 0262

Cobblestones, Bridgewater
Sunday 27th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01278 452 628

 The Dome, London
Thursday 1st December 2016
Supporting Whiskey Myers
TICKETS: SeeTickets
Box Office: 0207 272 8153

Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay
Saturday 3rd December 2016
St. John’s Drive, Porthcawl, Wales, CF36 5NG

The Flying Dutchman, Lowestoft
Friday 9th December 2016
Box Office: 01502 561 391

The Angel, Beccles
Friday 23rd December 2016
Box Office: 01502 578 636

Brickmakers, Norwich
Friday 30th December 2016
BOX OFFICE: 01603 441 118

The Cherry Tree, Dereham
Saturday 31st December 2016
Box Office: 01603 749 469

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

Dan Owen

Shrewsbury singer/songwriter Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Made To Love You’, released this Friday (August 12th).

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

It’s a hauntingly beautiful, heart-on-sleeve break-up ballad from the husky-voiced 24-year old. Examining what keeps people together yet drives them apart, the song comes from Dan’s personal experience supporting a friend who was suffering in an abusive relationship.

 

LISTEN TO ‘MADE TO LOVE YOU’ HERE

Dan Owen originally rose to prominence after a video of him playing a stunning cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad Of Hollis Brown’ live was uploaded by a random audience member to Reddit and became an overnight viral internet sensation.

Since then Dan’s own talents as a songwriter have blossomed and the result is a captivating selection of songs. His debut EP Bad For Me was released to high praise in 2015 and now ‘Made To Love You’ is the first taste of his upcoming Open Hands And Enemies EP.

Open Hands And Enemies has Dan straddling swooning soul, throaty blues and carefully crafted pop sentiments, and is due for release on September 14th through LAB Records.

A seasoned veteran of the road despite his young age, Dan has just completed a 30-date European tour in support of Birdy. The singer is such a huge fan of Dan that she finished every night of her tour inviting him onstage to duet on her 2015 hit ‘Let It All Go’. He’s also been invited back to head out on the road with her again for more shows in the autumn.

Dan will also be playing his own headline London show on September 7th at St Pancras Old Church.

 

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Dan has been wooing the crowds since Bluesdoodles crossed his musical path  At Shrewsbury Blues in 21012 Read what we said HERE His foot stomped in perfect beat

Michael Schenker’s ~ Communion and Tour Dates

Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman
Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

Michael Schenker’s ~ Communion and Tour Dates

Single and New Video released – Communion, the second track on Michael Schenker’s Spirit on A Mission; an album full of rock guitar energized as the light and dark of music is shaped and explored.  The single is rock that has layers of texture and tone as the funky hot and humid guitar work is overlaid with an infusion of blues. Communion connects and reflects Schenker’s band name Temple of Rock it is a communication through music blending, stirring and pleasing! A taster for what the album offers from a band on a mission!

 

The January 2016 UK tour will feature Schenker’s “Temple of Rock” band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards), and ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White.

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S
TEMPLE OF ROCK

JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898 – BOOK ONLINE –  HERE ALL TICKETS PRICED £22.50

Buy a Ticket and join the rock extravaganza

Photo Credit: © Ross Halfin
Photo Credit: © Ross Halfin

BILSTON, ROBIN  ~ WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 01902 401211  or Book Online: HERE 

HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME ~ THURSDAY 21st JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE 

EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S HALL ~ FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0131 668 2019 or Book Online: HERE

INVERNESS, IRON WORKS ~ SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0871 7894173 or Book Online: HERE

GATESHEAD, SAGE ~ MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0191 443 4661 or Book Online: HERE

LIVEPOOL, ACADEMY ~ TUESDAY 26th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 or Book Online: HERE

MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 2 ~ THURSDAY 28th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0161 275 2930 or Book Online: HERE

NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY ~ FRIDAY 29th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0845 413 4444 or Book Online: HERE

ISLINGTON, ASSEMBLY HALL ~ SATURDAY 30th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

 

Dylan LeBlanc returns with third release, Cautionary Tale

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Muscle Shoals’ singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc returns with his third release, Cautionary Tale, which hits January 15 on Single Lock Records. LeBlanc’s first two releases were the acclaimed 2010 recordings Pauper’s Field and 2012’s Cast The Same Old Shadow. With his reflective, mournful songs that belied his age, critics previously hailed the young singer; The Guardian noted that LeBlanc was “favourably compared with Harvest-era Neil Young and country-folk breakouts Fleet Foxes.” The title track “Cautionary Tale” is available today at all digital outlets; buy it on iTunes HERE.
LISTEN TO ‘CAUTIONARY TALE’ HERE:

After the success of his first two albums, LeBlanc slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. At just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself.  In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he wrote Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity.
Cautionary Tale features Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and is produced by John Paul White (Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). White and Tanner perform on the release as well. Tastemaker NPR affiliate KCRW has been the first supporter of LeBlanc’s new music, since highlighting the title track this summer.
About Dylan Leblanc, John Paul White notes: “I’m extremely fortunate to have been involved with this record. He’s weathered many storms, came out wiser, and we all now benefit – because this record wouldn’t exist without those trials and tribulations. It continuously rides that fine line between empowerment and despair. “
LeBlanc has been getting rave reviews on the road, at sold-out shows with George Ezra and David Ramirez in the States. UK shows to be announced soon.

CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER”

CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER”
TAKEN FROM THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “LOSE CONTROL” (RELEASED FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER)

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her new album, “Lose Control”, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music – her first studio album since her critically acclaimed 2011 debut, “Like No Other”. The first single, “Take The Power”, is released on Monday September 28th, and is accompanied by a promo video filmed on location in Edinburgh, produced by Sine Wave Media and directed by Richard Weston.

Chantel returns with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Livingstone Brown’s studio in Brixton. Livingstone Brown, (Ed Sheeran, Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower), played the majority of the bass on the album, with Chantel playing small parts, with Keith McPartling on drums.

“I’m keen on Southern Gothic literature, artwork and media,” says Chantel. “I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre. I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson McMullers and Mark Twain. “I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters.”

Bluesdoodles said this “Chantel explores what she is capable of, with her sparkling talent as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Lose Control – never lets Rock on and relish listening to the talent that is Chantel McGregor.

Thursday 1st October 2015 – Birmingham: The Institute, The Temple
Friday 2nd October 2015 – Ruislip: The Tropic
Friday 9th October 2015 – Halifax: Playhouse
Saturday 10th October 2015 – Southport: The Atkinson Blues Festival
Friday 16th October 2015 – Doncaster: The Dome
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Retford: The Elms – Box Office: 07737 130534
Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Sheffield: Greystones
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Edinburgh: The Caves – Box Office: 01472 349222
Friday 23rd October 2015 – Glasgow: Nice N Sleazy
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Carlisle: The Venue
Monday 26th October 2015 – Salisbury: Arts Centre
Tuesday 27th October 2015 – Exeter: Phoenix
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Bridport: Arts Centre
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Brighton, Komedia
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Lincoln: Engine Shed
Saturday 12th December 2015 – Ripley, Town Hall
Sunday 13th December 2015 – Newcastle, The Cluny
Monday 14th December 2015 – Morecambe, The Platform
Tuesday 15th December 2015 – Leeds, The Brudenell
Wednesday 16th December 2015 – Bristol, The Tunnels
Thursday 17th December 2015 – Derby, The Flowerpot

Read what Bluesdoodles thought about her new album Lose Control HERE – release date 9th October

 

Frankie Lee: Debut Single ~ ‘Where Do We Belong’

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Frankie Lee will release his debut single ‘Where Do We Belong’ through Loose Music on 4th September. Available on 7” vinyl and featuring the AA-side ‘Buffalo’, the single was recorded at Real Phonic Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Born on the banks of the Mississippi river, Lee’s family later moved to Minneapolis. Following the death of his father in a motorcycle accident when he was 12, Frankie immersed himself in the city’s music scene, appearing onstage with local heroes Slim Dunlap (The Replacements) and Curtiss A at the impressionable age of 14. After inheriting records and instruments from his father’s collection, Lee was – as he sees it – “taught to play guitar by a ghost”. He continues, “I was raised on stage. These guys would bring me into the clubs, sit me behind the soundboard and give me all the coca cola I could drink until they’d call me up for a song or two at the end of the night.”

View the video and take a music ride with Frankie Lee!

Bluesdoodles enjoyed listening to the country fused fast driving melodic Where Do We Belong asking the question that so many of us ponder. The music easily attributed to Americana, but it is more that there is a driving rhythm combined with questioning lyrics that takes the music back to roots music and given a popular riff to make the song catchy. The harmonising of the vocalists adds a depth of tone and fits the guitar tone so that this is a complete single a true teaser and taster of what is too come. With his colourful background and eventful life he has a lot of personal material to draw on his forthcoming debut album. It definitely makes you want to hear the debut album American Dreamer due out on the 2nd October on Loose Records.

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Preview: Israel Nash’s ~ New Album : Silver Season

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Israel Nash and his band return from the Texas Hill Country with the new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season to be released October 9th, 2015 via Loose/Thirty Tigers.
Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans, Israel Nash’s Silver Season was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, near Austin TX, where he and his band built Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quenset studio. Recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones) back behind the boards, Israel Nash makes a bold return with Israel Nash’s Silver Season.
 
Influenced by the peaceful Texas hillside, the 9-song album ventures farther down the acid-soaked trail blazed by Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, Nash sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats.
The band has now released a video for the album’s first track ‘Strangers’:

WATCH ‘STRANGERS’ VIDEO:

In support of the new record, Nash and his band are heading out on the road to play multiple US festivals this summer and headline dates in the autumn. News of UK and European dates to follow soon.
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Joey McClellan
Aaron McClellan
Josh Fleischman
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1.     Willow
2.     Parlour Song
3.     The Fire & The Flood
4.     LA Lately
5.     Lavendula
6.     Strangers
7.     A Coat Of Many Colors
8.     Mariner’s Ode
9.     The Rag & Bone Man
 
What the critics said about Israel Nash’s previous album – Rain Plans…

“A thing of real beauty” ★★★★ UNCUT

“Israel Nash surely deserves wider exposure. If ‘Rain Plans’ doesn’t convince you, nothing will” 

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“Gripka has created a Wall of Sounds that could best be described as the CSN&Y album that Neil Young should have produced but never did.”

NO DEPRESSION

“A neo-psychedelic monument, the most phenomenal Americana record of the year”

★★★★½  ROLLING STONE GERMANY

Joe Bonamassa – Get Back My Tomorrow – single

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Get Back My Tomorrow
Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records

Joe definitely has the blues on this single released prior to his long-awaited album Different Shades Of Blue release Date 22nd September.JB-DSOB

If this single reflects the tone and texture of the album he will be winning some new fans. On Get My Tomorrow you have over four and half minutes of guitar playing that tugs at your blues soul and words that send vocal tingle up and down your spine. This is a single full of confidence from the interesting intro keyboard and guitar lick that reminds you of something lost that you can’t quite touch. Then the vocals that are engaging and full of heartfelt emotions and anguish that is the bedrock of the blues and the vocals are strong and true as if Joe believes in what he is singing and playing. Joe may sing ‘It’s a bitter pill to swallow, can you taste the pain and sorrow’ but the listening experience is pure delight with the bending and blending of chords, licks and teasing little riffs of joy.

Bluesdoodles gives this SINGLE SEVEN doodle paws out of TEN ….pawprint half inch looking forward to hearing and reviewing the whole album Different Shades Of Blues when released on 22nd September! Click album title for link to Bluesdoodles album review – Different Shades Of Blues

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