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THE STRANGLERS Announce Australian Tour 2020

Provocateurs and ultimate purveyors of Brit-punk THE STRANGLERS have announced their February 2020 return to Australia!

Hailed for their highly original sound, combining a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and effortless cool, The Stranglers are now recognised as one of the most credible and influential bands to have emerged from the punk era.

 

Now over 45 years on, with 24 top 40 singles and 18 top 40 albums under their belt, The Stranglers are still finding the time to hit the road, making their return to Australia this February 2020 hitting up Peth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

The early bird ticket pre-sale starts on Thursday September 26, 9:00am[AEST]. Sign up to the mailing list to get early access. General public tickets go on-sale Tuesday October 1, 9:00am [AEST]. For more info visit https://sbmpresents.com/tour/thestranglers/

 

First forming in 1974, the band’s no bullshit attitude saw them blaze an experimental trail, from Art Rock to Goth to New Wave Pop, inspiring a wave of prog rock guitar players and confrontational vocalists to find their roots in The Stranglers’ unabashed confidence. Their longevity and impact solidified with hits like Golden Brown, Always the SunNo More HeroesStrange Little Girl and Peaches – all establishing the legend of The Stranglers.

 

Australian fans are in for a treat when punk rock rabble-rousers The Stranglers return February 2020 to deliver a set for the ages, drawn from their eloquent and extensive catalogue spanning over 40 years.

 

Beauty in Chaos and The Mission’s Wayne Hussey present ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’

 

The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey and LA-based Beauty in Chaospresent ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’. This is the first taste of Beauty in Chaos’ forthcoming full length album ‘The Storm Before The Calm’. The accompanying video was filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero, edited by Leslie Gladney, and produced by Industrialism Films.

Slated for release in early 2020 via Los Angeles label 33.3 Music Collective, this album was recorded at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio and produced by Grammy nominee Michael Rozon, best known for his work with Ministry.

Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. Originally from New Orleans and now based in Los Angeles, he is perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research. Before launching Beauty in Chaos, Ciravolo had played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, as well as playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.

Wayne Hussey and Beauty in Chaos (Michael Ciravolo) have been enjoying a fruitful collaboration since the inception of BIC’s acclaimed debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’. This followed by the subsequent ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ album, Between the two albums, Hussey contributed to four different BIC tracks – ‘The Long Goodbye’, ‘Man Of Faith’, ‘The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir)’ and Marc Bolan’s ’20th Century Boy’ with his son Rolan.

“I was adamant about releasing something new…  I wanted the new record to be a bit darker and brooding.  I sat down with a drum machine and blasted out several ideas that seemed to convey the overall ‘tone’ I wanted for the record. Sonically and lyrically, I think this song perfectly sets the ‘feel’ I want ‘The Storm Before The Calm‘ to have,” says Michael Ciravolo.  

“Michael Ciravolo asked if I’d be up for contributing yet more vocals & lyrics to yet another BIC track… The tracks arrived. First one up – whilst I was thought it was okay it didn’t really grab me. Same for the next one. And then the third. I immediately started humming along, I liked this one. Despite the piece of music being very angular and broken into essentially 3 sections – all in different keys – the challenge for me was finding a vocal melody that sounds like it stays in the same key. I rose to the challenge,” says Wayne Hussey.

“I had the title of ‘the delicate balance of all things’ previously and was considering even possibly using it as an album title at some point (may still do) but it seemed to fit perfectly for this new tune of Michael’s. I scrabbled some lyrics together and recorded a vocal and sent it to Michael. He wasn’t, at first, sure about it because of the low register that I sang the song in – I think he prefers it when I’m straining at the top of my range – but this music was dark and heavy and I just loved the juxtaposition of a more laid back vocal against that noisy background. I have to say that of the 5 tracks I’ve been involved in with BIC this new one is my favourite, being closer to my spiritual home.”

BIC also involves many other music luminaries, including Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rolan Bolan, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Michael Aston and Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), UMMAGMA, Evi Vine, Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK) and KITTY LECTRO, among others.

‘The Storm Before The Calm’ album will be released on February 21, 2020 via 33.3 Music Collective. As with the two albums released to date, it will be available at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store and Bandcamp.

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LA’s Tombstones In Their Eyes unveil videos for ‘Maybe Someday’ and ‘Another Day’ off new album

Los Angeles’ indie psych rock outfit Tombstones in Their Eyes present two new videos in support of their new ‘Maybe Someday’ album.

The first is a trippy video for the title track, created by frontman John Treanor.

The second is for ‘Another Day’, created by Christopher Edwards.

The long-play, out now via Somewherecold Records, features 12 spacey and gazey tracks, recorded at L.A.’s Kitten Robot Studio with Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, The Deadbeats, The Screamers, 45 Grave), The cover artwork was created by Trevor Tipton, well know for his work with The Black Angels, Primal Scream and Levitation Festival, among others.

This follows their 2-track single ‘Maybe Someday’ with b-side ‘I Can’t Feel It Anymore (Junkie Version)’, and ‘Open Skies’ (also two tracks with an alternative version of ‘Dreams’).

Tombstones create walls of sound that are simultaneously sonorous and hazy. These are cavernous, stoner lullabies that are wrapped in dark shoegazing dreamscapes and descend into post-rock soundscapes.

‘Maybe Someday’ is the first long-play from Tombstones In Their Eyes since their debut release ‘Sleep Forever’ (2015). This album comes on the heels of several critically acclaimed releases: their ‘Nothing New’ EP, ‘Shutting Down’ single and ‘Fear’ EP. Earlier they also released their huge sounding ‘Bad Clouds’ EP (2016).

“Maybe Someday is a magic song!  It came together quickly and I fell in love with the demo.  Was scared to re-record it in the studio, so we were very careful not to mess with the magic.  Maybe Someday says it all, as far as the theme of the song goes.  It’s about yearning to break out of the self-imposed chains but knowing that it will probably never happen.  So sad, really,” says John Treanor.

“This set of songs still carries a bit of the sadness and depression that permeated some of our earlier stuff, but I was definitely in a better place this time around (although you may not be able to tell by the lyrics).  Less depression and catharsis, more joy. These songs do not all fit into one neat box.  We don’t use the same sounds on each song and the songs reflect the scope of what we do.”

The ‘Maybe Someday’ LP is available on limited edition CD through Somewherecold Records and digitally everywhere, including via iTunes and Spotify. It can also be ordered directly from the band via Bandcamp.

CREDITS 
Recorded at Kitten Robot Studio
Produced by John Treanor and Paul Roessler
Paul Roessler engineers and mixes, plays piano, keyboards and does harmonies on a few of the songs.
Mastered by Alex DeYoung at DeYoung Masters in Los Angeles
John Treanor – guitar, vocals, background vocals/harmonies, keyboards
Mike Mason – bass, backing vocals
Josh Drew – guitar, backing vocals
Stephen Striegel – drums, percussion
James Cooper – musical guidance and synth on Behind My Mind
Cover artwork by Trevor Tipton

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Beauty in Chaos and The Mission’s Wayne Hussey present ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’

 

The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey and LA-based Beauty in Chaospresent ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’. This is the first taste of Beauty in Chaos’ forthcoming full length album ‘The Storm Before The Calm’. The accompanying video was filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero, edited by Leslie Gladney, and produced by Industrialism Films.

Slated for release in early 2020 via Los Angeles label 33.3 Music Collective, this album was recorded at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio and produced by Grammy nominee Michael Rozon, best known for his work with Ministry.

Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. Originally from New Orleans and now based in Los Angeles, he is perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research. Before launching Beauty in Chaos, Ciravolo had played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, as well as playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.

Wayne Hussey and Beauty in Chaos (Michael Ciravolo) have been enjoying a fruitful collaboration since the inception of BIC’s acclaimed debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’.

 

This followed by the subsequent ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ album, which, in addition to various remixes of tracks involving Hussey, also featured the original track ‘The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir)’, as well as ’20th Century Boy’ ft. Rolan Bolan and Wayne Hussey.

“I was adamant about releasing something new…  I wanted the new record to be a bit darker and brooding.  I sat down with a drum machine and blasted out several ideas that seemed to convey the overall ‘tone’ I wanted for the record.  I knew Wayne was busy preparing for his solo European tour, but he said to send the tracks over and he would see if anything struck him,” says Michael Ciravolo.

 

“In typical Hussey fashion … he said he was ’empty on words’, understandable since he did just finish his ‘Salad Daze’ book.  To my surprise, he sent  back all of the vocal tracks a few days later, saying he had the title of ‘the delicate balance of all things‘ that he thought about using for a future Mission record… and the lyrics basically poured out.  Sonically and lyrically, I think this song perfectly sets the ‘feel’ I want ‘The Storm Before The Calm‘ to have.”

Beauty in Chaos’ also involves many music luminaries, including Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rolan Bolan, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Michael Aston and Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), UMMAGMA, Evi Vine, Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK) and KITTY LECTRO, among others.

‘The Storm Before The Calm’ album will be released on February 21, 2020 via 33.3 Music Collective. As with the two albums released to date, it will be available at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store and Bandcamp.

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