The Southampton-based rock trio Band of Skulls have released their first single from their upcoming third album ‘Himalayan’, due for release during Spring 2014.
Asleep At The Wheel reassures fans the group haven’t wondered far from their usual sound and is a very promising indicator for what’s to come. Band of Skulls will be playing at Leeds Metropolitan University on March 23rd!
Leeds’ very own post-punk five piece Eagulls have announced details of their debut album!
Their self-titled LP is set for release in March of 2014 through Partisan Records, and if the recently premiered track Tough Love is anything to go by - the album is set to be a ripper.
This October marked ten years since the death of singer/songwriter, Elliott Smith. Officially reported as a suicide from two stab wounds to the chest, Smith’s death continues to be one of the most controversial in music history.
Covering a now iconic red, black and white striped wall on Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard, in front of which Elliot Smith posed for the cover of his album Figure 8, are messages from fans commemorating the impact of his music. Shortly after his death, one such message articulated the appeal of the notoriously troubled artist: “This wasn’t music as much as it was medicine.”
If drunken conversations with fellow Elliott Smith fans over the years are anything to go by, this statement rings very true indeed.
Ten years ago, I was barely on the cusp of discovering a heavily scratched copy of Green Day’s Dookie in my brother’s bedroom and subsequently listening to little else for an embarrassingly long time after - so the name Elliott Smith was yet to carry any weight for me whastoever.
Fast-forward five years, and it wasn’t uncommon for me to wake up with earphones strewn across my neck and an iPod, completely drained of battery, at the foot of my bed. I had taken to listening to Smith’s wistful ballad ‘Twilight’ on repeat as a means to lull myself to sleep during a period of my life where counting sheep proved as ineffective as it was tedious.
At age twenty, I continue to recommend my lullaby to the restless.
There’s been a bit of a blogging hiatus, but here we are again!