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Video: SSHH – “Dominoes” (Big Pink Cover)

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UK duo SSHH is bringing in rhythm sections from Marilyn Manson and The Big Pink for their latest endeavor: the team took on The Big Pink’s classic “Dominos,” and the track and accompanying video are now streaming exclusively via Team Rock. Singer Sshh Liguz and guitarist Zak Starkey, also known as the current drummer of The Who, formerly of Oasis, and son of Ringo Starr, have gathered a full force of legendary rhythm sections for their upcoming full length of covers, titled ISSUES: because all bands have them. “Dominos” enlists Gil Sharone of Marilyn Manson on drums, Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson on bass, Robbie Furze of The Big Pink on vocals, and was produced and mixed by Nick Launay.

 

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SSHH: “Supergroup” Like Whoa

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UK band SSHH, made up of Sshh Liguz and Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son and drummer for Oasis and The Who) is teaming up with TONS of amazing musicians (members of Oasis, Sex Pistols, Marilyn Manson, Amy Winehouse’s band, and more) for their upcoming album ISSUES. The album is a collection of covers using the members of the original bands! Heads up — it kicks ass!

The first single just premiered — it’s a cover of Sex Pistols’ “Problems”, featuring Glen Matlock, Pistols bassist, and Paul Cook, Pistols drummer.

ISSUES is a modern homage to all of the epic bands that made SSHH what they are today. The idea behind the record was simple. Zak and Sshh had been asked to do a radio series on SiriusXM, chatting through the music that has influenced them. But why not go a step further? Why not find the original rhythm sections from those bands and play with them? Why not make an album in the process?

The first call went out to Glen Matlock and Paul Cook, the bass and drums, the meat and veg of the Sex Pistols. If they were up for it, everyone would be up for it, and they were.  And thus, during the last week of November in Los Angeles, the project began. Clem Burke, Blondie’s drummer, turned up in the studio on day one to cut an unorthodox “One Way or Another”. Day two, Marilyn Manson’s rhythm men, Twiggy Ramirez and Gil Sharone, arrived for their turn. Fellow musicians Santa Davis and Fully Fullwood (of Peter Tosh’s Word, Sound and Power) also came forward and re-recorded Tosh’s original version of “Get Up Stand Up”, with an added touch from Eddie Vedder.

The duo moved on to London and got back in another studio for “one of the most intense recording sessions of [her] life,” according to Sshh. They began with “Babylon’s Burning” and “Jah War” with the rhythm section of The Ruts, followed by “Back to Black” with Amy Winehouse’s drummer, bassist, and musical director. Darren Moonie and Simone Butler of Primal Scream showed up for a full-on, no-holds barred take on “Shoot Speed Kill Light”. Guests also include Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), and Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Who), and production credits include Youth and Ian Brodie, among others. “Of all the people who’ve taught me drums – Keith Moon, my dad [Ringo Starr], all of them – Kenney showed me the most,” says Zak.

Zak and Sshh first came together in March 2006. Zak, playing drums on tour with Oasis, played a guitar riff down the long-distance line, Sshh recorded it, built it, and put it together, and their first track “Jet Engines” was born. Years passed as Sshh was in a different kind of studio as an award-winning visual artist and Zak was touring with Oasis and The Who. In 2008, the pair played a few gigs in East London under various band names, opening for Kasabian. The two eventually settled on SSHH, the call came from Sirius, an idea was hatched, and SSHH had ISSUES.

The result of those two mad, unpredictable, spontaneous, serendipitous weeks of phone calls, new handshakes, old hugs, musical conversations, long shots and crossed fingers is a record which straddles a huge swathe of modern music history. From the original rock ’n’ roll of the sixties through punk, reggae and dub into modern soul and electronica, this is a wild journey in just eleven steps. And despite all that, it exists as its own work, knitted together with the unique sound of SSHH – a fortnight in the making but a decade in its evolution. ISSUES will be released later this month, and proceeds from album sales will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Preorder ISSUES Exclusively via PledgeMusic

ISSUES Tracklist:

1. Problems
with Paul Cook and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols (producer Chris Thomas)(mix Thom Panunzio)
2. Jah War
with Dave Ruffy and Segs of the Ruts (producer Ian Broudie)
3. Shoot Speed Kill Light
with Darren Moonie and Simone of Primal Scream (producer Youth)
4. All The Young Dudes
with Mick Ralphs of Mott The Hoople and Martin Chambers and Glen Matlock (mix Thom Panunzio)
5. Dominoes
duet with Sshh and Robbie Furze of Big Pink with Twiggy Ramirez and Gil Sharone from Marilyn Manson (producer Nick Launay)
6. One Way Or Another
with Clem Burke of Blondie and Steve Fishman (Mix Thom Panunzio)
7. Back to Black
with Dale Davis and Nathan Allen of Amy Winehouse band (producer Ian Broudie)
8. Private Life
with Martin Chambers of The Pretenders and Glen Matlock (mix Youth)
9. Get Up Stand Up
with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Santa Davis and Fully Fullwood of Peter Tosh, Word Sound & Power (mix Youth)
10. Babylon’s Burning
with Dave Ruffy and Segs of The Ruts (producer Ian Broudie, mix John Gray)
11. Tin Soldier
with Kenney Jones of The Small Faces, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Gem Archer of Oasis (mix Shel Talmy)

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Must Download: The Delta Routine – “New York Avenue”

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Listen/download: The Delta Routine – “New York Avenue”

“Milwaukee’s Delta Routine can rock the blues and deliver grade-A hooks just as well as any of its contemporaries. It’s no wonder they’ve been receiving plenty of accolades in their hometown”– MAGNET MAGAZINE

“Influenced by the Stooges, the Stones, Kings of Leon, the Ramones, and Robert Johnson, Milwaukee’s The Delta Routine is built upon the raw elements of guitar-driven rock. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nick Amadeus creates memorable hooks and quirky riffs all while paying homage to the old days of rock & roll.” – THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“On its third full-length album, Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares, the band serves up 11 fat-free slices of hooky, slithery, and perfectly pitched tunes that wouldn’t be out of place in the early ’00s—or the ’70s that inspired those early ’00s. It’s an unabashedly enjoyable collection from one of Milwaukee’s most unabashedly populist bands. Cigarettes & Caffeine is a big step up from 2011’s More About You, and finds The Delta Routine up to its ears in songs exceedingly well-crafted.” – Matt Wild / THE ONION A.V.CLUB

“I won’t waste your time now,” Delta Routine frontman Nick Amadeus sings with his Liam Gallagher-esque vocals on the opening track. He’s true to his word. At 32 minutes, the album is mercifully low on fat but thrills all the same with warped organ and guitar reverb snarls on “Switchblade.” Likewise, “Around Your Neck” does its bluesy, White Stripes-like, swagger-soaked thing in less than two minutes’ time.”  – Piet Levy / JOURNAL SENTINEL

“The Delta Routine’s new single “Switchblade,” from their new album Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares sounds like early Oasis, but with a definite Midwest vibe.” –88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE

“If you love a mixture of 60s rock ‘n’ roll, angsty punk and modern day indie, then The Delta Routine’s Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares is definitely an album you’ll love.” – SHOW ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT: UK

“Nods appreciatively at the likes of The Rolling Stones, Oasis and The Strokes whilst ensuring they don’t just sound like copycats.” – PLUG IN MUSIC

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THE DELTA ROUTINE TOUR DATES

6.09 – Milwaukee, WI – Locust Street Festival
6.13 – Sturgeon Bay, WI – SBSF (Steel Bridge Song Fest)
6.14 – Sturgeon Bay, WI (Steel Bridge Song Fest)
6.21 – New Buffalo, MI – Hard Rock Cafe
6.22 – Milwaukee, WI – Summer Soulstice Festival
6.26 – Milwaukee, WI – River Rhythms
6.28 – Spring Green, WI – Traders
7.05 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7.26 – Decorah, IA – Nordic Fest
7.27 – Bridgman, MI – Getaway
7.28 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Lincoln Avenue Festival
8.24 – Bluffington, IA – Adventure Camp Festival
8.31 – Milwaukee, WI – Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration

 

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Cotton Mathers’ “Kontiki” To Be Re-Issued!

Austin, Texas band Cotton Mather is preparing to reissue its long out-of-print landmark power pop album Kontiki on Valentine’s Day, 2012.  The album was originally released in the US in 1997 with little fanfare.  In the UK, however, Kontiki was a smash.

 With the spotlight shining on the album in their homeland, Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher discovered and fell in love with Kontiki.  The Gallaghers started talking about the record in the press themselves, helping to spur on a cult following for the album among musicians all over the globe. A fellow Austin-ite and fan from the beginning, Spoon’s Britt Daniel also began to spread the word, and over the years, the adoration of Kontiki continued to grow, leading band leader Robert Harrison to prepare Kontiki (Deluxe Edition).

 Scheduled for release on February 14th, 2012 on Harrison’s own Star Apple Kingdom label, the two-CD deluxe format will include the original album along with four-track demos, acoustic versions and songs that didn’t make the final cut. Harrision funded the reissue via a Kickstarter campaign made successful by the many fans that Kontiki created since 1997. The campaign was undoubtedly also helped by the profound endorsements and damn funny presentation captured in this promo film seen below.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

  1. Camp Hill Rail Operator
  2. Homefront Cameo
  3. Spin My Wheels
  4. My Before and After
  5. Private Ruth
  6. Vegetable Row
  7. Aurora Bori Alice
  8. Church of Wilson
  9. Lily Dreams On
  10. Password
  11. Animal Show Drinking Song
  12. Prophecy For the Golden Age
  13. She’s Only Cool
  14. Autumn’s Birds

Disc 2:

  1. Homefront Cameo (4-Track)
  2. Pine Box Builder #1
  3. Camp Hill Rail Operator (Acoustic)
  4. Little Star
  5. Baby Freeze Queen #1
  6. Altar Boy (Live at The Hit Shack)
  7. Flying Annie’s Kite
  8. Innocent Street (Acoustic)
  9. Spin My Wheels (Electric)
  10. Church of Wilson (4-Track)
  11. Private Ruth (Acoustic)
  12. The Gold Gone Days

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Noel Gallagher’s Gone Solo

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Noel Gallagher is back as a solo artist, with his album Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds having a US release date of November 8. The album will have those tinges of Oasis that we all love and miss along with something totally new…experimental ragtime brass. Noel’s also at work on a second solo release for next year, while working with British electronic duo Amorphous Androgynous.

The following is from Spin’s interview with Mr. Gallagher:

Most Oasis fans wouldn’t expect Noel Gallagher to experiment with ragtime horns or dance music.
“In their essence these songs don’t sound like a weird departure. People will still get them. The songs haven’t suffered because of the style. When a lot of musicians change styles their songwriting suffers because they want to be different. I don’t want to be different. I still write great songs, and if I stumble across a different avenue then I’ll go with it. Other than that, I’m not looking to be stylistically different.”

What about your album with British electronic and psych-rock duo Amorphous Androgynous?
“It sounds a bit like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The sound is similar to High Flying Birds, but more psychedelic and tripped out. It’s not an electronic project. People are jumping to that conclusion because Amorphous Androgynous used to be an electronic outfit. I’m not even sure what the album’s title is going to be yet. I’m just fucking about with the mixes now. When will it be out? In my head, next summer. But if High Flying Birds is a success, then not until next winter.”

After Oasis’ split in August 2009 you weren’t sprinting out of the gate to release an album…
“I don’t live to work; I work to live. Being in Oasis was great, and I enjoyed every single last second of it. Well, maybe not the last five minutes [laughs]. It was nice to get off tour, go home and sit in a chair and wait for the kids to come home from school. I did that for two years. What’s not to fucking like about that? There’s enough music in the world. There are enough rock stars. I would never want to chase fame or success, like, ‘I’ve got to do something or people will forget about me.’ I was hoping people would forget about me.”

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Gallagher Feud Never Ends

I don’t know why, but I think it’s quite amusing how Noel and Liam Gallagher are constantly bickering about something or other. This time, Liam claims that Noel has stolen songs from Oasis for his own personal solo career.

From Clash Music:

Working on his debut solo album, Noel Gallagher has kept information to a minimum. However in a new interview brother Liam has claimed to know which songs he is working on, as they were “swiped” from Oasis.

Speaking to ContactMusic the singer insisted that he had already heard the solo material. “I’ve heard his fucking new record ‘cos I fucking sung on half of it,” he said. “Fucking nonsense.”

Continuing, Liam Gallagher claimed that the tracks were leftovers from ‘Dig Out Your Soul‘. Mixed in Los Angeles in 2008, it seems that some completed tracks were not included on the released album.

“When I was in America for ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, he swiped some off because he obviously knew he wanted to do a solo album” explained the singer. Continuing, Liam Gallagher backtracked slightly admitting that he and Noel do not speak and that “it’s very hush-hush round his camp.”

While Liam Gallagher has blazed back into the public eye with Beady Eye his brother has been rather more secretive. Two shows at the Royal Albert Hall are all Noel Gallagher has to show for his solo career thus far.

Ranting about the possible direction his material will make, Liam Gallagher insisted that he is “not arsed” with hearing what Noel will come up with. “I’m not arsed with what he’s doing,” he said. “I’m sure it will all be very civilised and grown-up. His gigs will be like those that you can really stroke your chin at. With four rent-a-Scousers wearing shell suits.”

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