BIG ZERO look to the future with single ‘Tear It Up and Start Again’

 

Out April 16th, it is the lead track from upcoming EP ‘Mainstream Propaganda’

Set for release on Record Store Day 2016, ‘Tear It Up and Start Again’ is the out of this world new single from technologically mindful new-waverz BIG ZERO. Released through Do Yourself In Records on a split 7” vinyl, alongside weirdo-pop legends Bis, the single will also be available to download and finds the band on typical strange territory. They’ve also been asked to play Are You Listening! Festival in Reading by ArtRocker, playing alongside Steve Lamacq.

 

Influenced by New Wave Punk Rock from the late 70s/early 80s BIG ZERO are infiltrating the latest wave of guitar bands such as Slaves, Vant, Puppy and Wolf Alice like time travellers in a Synth Punk Trojan Horse, they blend an off-kilter retro sensibility with a modern sound; their unique production is thanks to their recording technique – recording everything in a home studio, as live, onto an 8-track cassette to give them a raw feel on final release.

 

You can hear the results on the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVdg4PI-IyU

Already building a devoted cult following, BIG ZERO have so far enjoyed radio play from BBC Introducing as well as playing sold out shows at their favourite Reading underground venue.

 

In keeping with their symbiotic relationship with lo-tech equipment for recording, the band’s music is inspired by something of a distrust for how humans are utilizing technology in the modern age. The forthcoming digital EP ‘Mainstream Propaganda’ is all about corporate brainwashing and marketing, a modern world which BIG ZERO observes through protective goggles.

 

Even their videos set them apart. Referred to by the band as ‘no budget movies’, they are shot on old school VHS cameras and crammed with classic movie references from the past. While many bands treat their video clips as a tool with which to sell a song, BIG ZERO view them as a product in their own right – a separate release which happens to be soundtracked by their music. Their next collection of videos are to run like a television mini-series, mashing together influences from The Beatles movies, The Monkees and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

 

In the meantime, ‘Tear It Up and Start Again’ is being readied for release on April 16th, following by the upcoming EP out in May.

 

Live dates:

April 23rd – Are You Listening! Festival, Reading

May 21st – Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading,

May 27th – The Deaf Institute (playing with Bis), Manchester

June 10th – Sub89 (playing with Bis), Reading

 

Links:

www.twitter.com/bigzeromusic 

www.youtube.com/bigzeromusic 

www.facebook.com/bigzeromusic 

www.instagram.com/bigzeromusic 

www.soundcloud.com/bigzeromusic

Pink Fireball release impactful retro single ‘Turn Around’

60s rock single with a modern indie twist out May 6th

Pink Fireball are a raw, upcoming four-piece with energy to burn and a genuine flair for song writing. Based on a contemporary indie foundation, their sound is embellished with flowing psychedelic aspects from the 60s which give them a uniquely fresh edge.

New single ‘Turn Around’ is out May 6th and perfectly showcases this blend of the old and the new. It all started with an infectious guitar riff and grew from there into the off kilter indie treat it has become. Also worthy of note is the horn section – not common in the rock genre in recent years, the band took inspiration from retro movie soundtracks such as Mission Impossible, James Bond and Batman to add this extra flavour to the tune.

The animated video is a superb companion to the track as it takes a trip through 60s sci-fi and beyond – you can check out both the track and the clip below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hus5Nyk-DQs

The video itself is yet another fine representation of the band’s outlook and creativity. Created on construction paper, it was developed through painstaking stop motion. It took hours to create the few minutes of footage for the video, which typifies the dedication and attention to detail Pink Fireball are capable of.

‘Turn Around’ sets a high standard for a band who have the potential to go a long way in the music industry. And with an album being recorded in London, 2016 is likely to represent a huge step forward for Pink Fireball – a band who certainly deserve wider acclaim if their high level of creativity and wit is anything to go by.

Opening the door into their world is like opening the door into a kaleidoscope of ideas, thoughts and musings. Most of this comes out through their music, but checking out their Facebook & Tumblr pages also gives an insight into the colour and vitality they bring to the table. Long may it continue.

‘Turn Around’ is out May 6th as a digital download and from all top streaming services. It will also be available from Amazon on limited edition vinyl – including an exclusive B-side.

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pinkfireball/?ref=ts&fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/pink-fireball

http://wearepinkfireball.tumblr.com/

 

 

For more information please contact Vicky@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 844 440

 

Album of the Day – Keeper of the Groove by The Soft Shades

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Here is a fantastic new instrumental indie rock album by The Soft Shades, it is released on the 22nd April but you can listen to a few exclusive tracks here:

Listen to ‘When This Day Comes’ here: https://soundcloud.com/the-soft-shades/when-this-day-comes 

‘Keeper of the Groove’ is the second post rock album to be released under the prog rock instrumental project The Soft Shades. The musical project was put together by Dimitry Gubsky in 2011.

Following on from the success of the 4 track EP released in November, The Soft Shades are now ready to release the full instrumental album and the end of April.

 

Listen to a selection of the album tracks here- https://soundcloud.com/the-soft-shades

 

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Bandcamp – http://thesoftshades.bandcamp.com/

 

Penny Mob ready to revitalise UK indie, starting with double A-side ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’

 

Excellent twin release due to make an impact on May 2nd

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London three piece with energy to burn, Penny Mob, are a band who feed off bands who’ve inspired them and the pure exuberance of youth. Likened to the greats of British Indie such as The Kinks, Oasis, Cast, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, The Sex Pistols and more, they are very quickly winning fans in the music and entertainment industry.

 

When a band can count Amazing Radio tastemaker Jim Gellatly among their fans, then that’s a sign that they are onto a good thing. The momentum is only set to increase with the release of double A-side single ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’.

 

There are further plans ahead to release an EP and singles in the spring and summer. In the meantime, the tracks below give a solid indication of the quality that will be on offer.

 

Mr Generation: https://soundcloud.com/pennymob/mr-generation

War on the Streets: https://soundcloud.com/pennymob/war-on-the-streets

 

The band are no strangers to the oddness of the entertainment industry. Bassist Matt has toured as a technician with several bands including Pete Doherty, The Rifles, Circa Waves and more. In addition, vocalist Jamie Quinn has also made a name for himself as a TV actor, with big roles in a number of well received TV dramas and comedies.

However, all three members of the band consider music their first love, and the band came together from a mutual desire to shake things up for UK music.

 

They formed one day watching the Brit awards, realizing together that music needed a “new, real, honest rock n roll band with balls”. No one who was inspiring them. They had found inspiration in previous generations but there is little around at present. From this epiphany was born Penny Mob – a band with the spirit of punk, but the sound of raw indie.

 

Happy to play anywhere, including impromptu gigs with unsuspecting staff, Penny Mob are building quite the reputation. This new double A-side will go a long way to cementing it further.

 

‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’ are released on May 2nd.

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/pennymob

https://www.facebook.com/pennymobband

https://twitter.com/PennyMob

https://www.instagram.com/penny_mob

 

For more information, please contact Vicky@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 844 440

Darryl Nash Is Set To Release Breathtaking Album ‘Love Sick’

https://soundcloud.com/darryl-nash-official/the-murder-chain

Darryl Nash’s debut album ‘Love Sick’ explores the questions of how to treat a broken heart condition and is both sonically colourful and philosophically inquisitive.

‘The Murder Chain is a cracking track! ‘ – Melita Dennet (BBC Introducing South)

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/darryl-nash-official

https://www.facebook.com/darrylnashofficial/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/darrylleenash

 

Track Of The Day: AKA V ‘Always Go Home’

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The song was inspired by her own story of leaving home and aiming to fulfil her goals. She says: “This world can be very cruel and the entertainment industry is not for everybody. I wanted to tell those people that there is no shame in going back home, whatever your home is, wherever it is. Go back to that safe place, there is no need to become somebody you wouldn’t be proud of because you’re too scared to face the fact that this one dream didn’t work out.”

Her optimistic approach to life has made her keep a clear head in the pursuit of her own career. Aka V is an artist who knows exactly what she wants and turns her ideas into reality.

The single ‘Always Go Home’ is out on 6th May 2016

Links:

www.akavmusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/akav

https://twitter.com/BornToBeVee

https://www.facebook.com/AKAVofficial https://www.instagram.com/official.aka.v

http://aka-v-official.tumblr.com

LUKE CHABLE vs THE NEW DIVISION – ‘OPIUM’

Released February 29th via Mesmeric Records

FAME Magazine“energizing and incandescent rework of indie pop cult classic ‘Opium’ from The New Division.”

For many years, in the early 2000s, Luke Chable had been described as one of the best Progressive House producers around, renowned for his unmatched production skills & his ability to create massive hits while still preserving his underground roots. From his first release, “Accelerator” – which sold out of no less than four pressings – to his worldwide seminal hit “Ride” and his collaboration with Phil K as LOSTEP, it was a non-stop series of hugely successful releases for more than 5 years straight. Countless classic originals & remixes topped the dance charts all over the world whilst being championed by the world’s elite DJ’s: Deep Dish, Tiesto, Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Dave Seaman, Danny Howells, and many more as being one of the hottest progressive house artists on the planet.

After years of production successes coupled with a hectic global touring schedule, Luke took a well deserved rest away from the scene for a few years…only to come back even stronger. Earlier in 2015, his return “COMET” EP (released on ToolRoom ZERO THREE sister label) instantly climbed into BEATPORT Top 5 and prompted EDM act Above & Beyond to propose him a guest mix spot on their massively famous “Group Therapy” radio show. With his comeback EP now nearing 1 Million plays on Spotify, Luke follows up with his own take on indie pop cult classic “Opium” from The New Division, retaining the 2012 track original vocal and delivering a hypnotic and modern progressive house number. The track is currently #4 in the Music Week UK Club Charts!

Photograph by Andrew Maccoll
photography – www.andrewmaccoll.com

LUKE CHABLE DETAILS:        

https://www.facebook.com/lukechablemusic

https://soundcloud.com/lukechable

https://twitter.com/lukechable

 

LABEL DETAILS:

https://www.facebook.com/MesmericRecords

https://soundcloud.com/mesmeric-records

https://twitter.com/mesmericrecords

http://www.mesmeric-records.com