ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – 7 Timeless Rocks…

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Tonight (September 2) I will see in Antwerp the legendary Liverpool band
– no, not those fab 4 – Echo & The Bunnymen producing imperishable epic noise for
the umpteenth time. A legendary band with an amazing sonic archive full of unsurpassed monumental songs and one of the best live bands that ever performed on this planet. Charismatic big mouth Ian McCulloch (“As much as I wanna pass on the torch, no one’s takin’ it off me ’till I’m dead…“) and guitar wizard Will Sergeant, the only two original members, are still alive & kicking and delivering the goods (most recent album ‘Meteorites’ – 2014). To warm-up a selection of 7 impressive Bunnymen classics…

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1/ ‘Crocodiles’
Album: ‘Crocodiles’ (1980)
Live rendition (‘Do It Clean’ cd – 2010)
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2/ ‘With A Hip’
Album: Heaven Up Here (1981)
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3/ ‘Back Of Love’
Album: Porcupine (1983)
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4/ ‘Rescue’
Album: ‘Crocodiles’ (1980)
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5/ ‘Never Stop’
Originally a single only release (1983)
Added as a track to the remastered ‘Porcupine’ album in 2003
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6/ Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

Album: Echo & The Bunnymen (1987)
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4/ ‘Ocean Rain’
Album: Ocean Rain
Live version from ‘Live In Liverpool’ cd (2002) – on of the best ballads ever…
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THE GENTLEMENS ! Smoking Blues Rock Drone…

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Band: THE GENTLEMENS
Who/home: nasty riffin’ blues rock three-piece from Italy that released their rousing debut album ‘Less Said, The Better’ in 2013 (Bandcamp link below)
Track: HARMONICA – from this year’s ‘Unburied Heavy Pills’ EP – free download…
Score: Smashing blues rock swagger with inflammable harmonica injection – dynamite !

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Debut Album on Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

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Operating from a toilet somewhere in Italy…
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SPECTOR ! Triumphant Performance at Reading…

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Spector, the ‘soon-to-be-mega-stars’ indie rockers from London, played a stunning show at Reading Festival last weekend – epic stroke ‘All The Sad Young Men’ from their recently released second album ‘Moth Boys’ sounded just BIG there on the NME stage – capture their anthemic power…

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Website – Facebook – Twitter

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Triumphant young moth men…
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NOEL GALLAGHER ! The Boss Goes Honky Tonk…

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Noel Gallagher revealed a new track, titled ‘Here’s A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)’. The smooth honky tonk banjo (yes, banjo and … even a kazoo snippet too) song is the
B-side to Gallagher’s latest single ‘Lock All The Doors’. Here’s the audio clip. Now let’s back up The Boss all together. Dum-dum-dum…

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The banjo man…
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SEVEN IN THE MIX ! Weekend August 29-30…

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Seven tracks to blow up the weekend in style !…

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1/ ‘Joker’ by MAXINE AND THE MINIONS
The saviors of eccentric rock & fun live in London, UK – party time !…
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2/ ‘Do You Think You’re Worth Your Soul’ by EGYPTIAN BLUE
Intense rock groove with a nasty edge from sharp Colchester (UK) four-piece…
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3/ ‘Straight Lines’ by SHOPPING
London trio with new sparkling-punk-reggae single from forthcoming album ‘Why Choose’
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4/ ‘Feel Good Summer Song’ by INDIGO CHILD
Fully guitars charged end-of-the-summer electricity – catching stuff from London duo…
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5/ ‘As Low As You Can Go’ by COWBOY MYSTICS

Smoking rock grooves & dope stoner riffs directed by many-faces-Oakland-artist
Chris Pendergraft…
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6/ ‘It’s Such A Long Road’ by BLADE OF GRASS
Passionate psychedelic journey with exotic guitar lines along the way – amazing L.A. ride…
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7/ ‘Asphyxia’ by EIGHTEEN NIGHTMARES AT THE LUX
Freakish London noisemakers ready to blown up your ears – glorious garage mess !…
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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL ! New Video for Smoking Bolide ‘Complexity’…

28 August, 2015…

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Eagles Of Death Metal will release their new album ‘Zipper Down’ on October 2. They shared new track ‘Complexity’ a few weeks ago and now they revealed the video for the smoking hot cracker featuring macho rockers Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. A hilarious cool clip. Enjoy…

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Website – Facebook – Twitter

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‘Zipper Down’ – Macho rock all the way…
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EYEMOUTH ! Experimental Sonic Groove from Sweden…

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Band: EYEMOUTH
Who/home: experimental four-piece from Gothenburg, Sweden
Sounds: the music has its foundation in electronica, with mellotron and organic elements like vibraphone, santur, accordion and piano…
Track: ‘I REMEMBER’ – from their debut EP ‘Black and Blue Latitudes’ (out now) and three more EPs to come in the near future.
Score: an ongoing groovy & monumental electro drone with captivating creepy vocals on top and accordions in the back heading slowly towards a gripping and colossal final – splendid !.…

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EP on iTunes – Facebook – Twitter

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Dark Swedish soundscapes…
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METASIC ! Metallic Post Punk…

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Band: METASIC
Who/home: Noisy five-piece from London/Essex (UK)
Track: ‘NEW DESIGN’ – second single from their debut EP ”Falling Into Place’ – steely guitar frenzy with energetic vocals all over it…

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Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

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New designers… (photo: Chiara Melchior)
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ASH ! Surf Tribute to ‘Evel Knievel’…

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Ash revealed a video for ‘Evel Knievel’ – a track from their comeback album ‘Kablammo!’ (their first since the 2007 LP ‘Twilight Of The Innocents’) released last May – a swirling and cinematic surf rock instrumental as tribute to Evel Knievel, the iconic American daredevil, known for his hazardous motorcycle jumps back then in the 60s and 70s. Let’s ride...

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Coming tour dates – Website – Facebook – Twitter

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Exhausting comeback…
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