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Friday, 18 January 2019

THE WILDHEARTS new album ..first in 10 years and TOUR

THE WILDHEARTS
ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 10 YEARS
+
MAY UK TOUR




THE WILDHEARTS are proud to announce the release of Renaissance Men on 3rd May, their first full-length studio album in 10 years. 

To coincide with the release of Renaissance Men the Wildhearts’ classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, are to play an 8 date UK tour. This intimate tour will start in Manchester at the Academy 2 on Friday 3rd May and concludes at the Riverside in Newcastle on Sunday 12th May. 

“Well fuck me it's only been 10 years since our last release and we have a monster album on its way. Danny is back in the band and we hit the road in May, playing new tunes and all the old hits. Can't wait and I know the boys are super bloody excited for this. ROCK!” - CJ Wildheart 

Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts play a distinctive fusion of hard rock, perfectly complimented by contemporary melodies. With a career spanning nearly 30 years The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Miss these shows at your peril. 



The Renaissance Men May UK tour dates:

Fri    3rd         Manchester Academy 2

Sat    4th        Edinburgh     Liquid Room

Mon    6th        Cardiff     Tramshed 

Tue    7th        Bristol     SWX

Thur    9th        London    Brixton Electric 

Fri     10th        Norwich     Waterfront 

Sat     11th        Leeds        Stylus 

Sun     12th        Newcastle     Riverside 



Tickets are available at: https://nvite.com/community/TheWildheartsTour  

For limited tickets and new album preorders (discounted bundles available) please go to The Wildhearts' webstore - https://www.omerch.eu/shop/thewildhearts  



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CARSON McHONE New single and tour with instore appearances

CARSON McHONE
RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'DRUGS'
UK TOUR DATES & IN-STORES ANNOUNCED

NEW ALBUM 'CAROUSEL' OUT 25TH JANUARY





“Carousel sees Carson McHone swinging out of her corner of the Texas honky-tonks with the most exciting country record since Margo Price's Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.”

THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“An LP that ignores the rules of traditional country music... this is the sound of an artist making peace with her own unrest”
ROLLING STONE

“These are fabulous songs”
★★★★★

COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE


 CARSON McHONE has shared Drugs, the second single from her forthcoming album Carousel. 

The song was originally recorded by fellow Austin musician Chris Brecht. After getting permission, Carson did some rewrites and made it her own. Speaking to Ladygunn, she explains, “Drugs isn’t really about drugs at all, but it comes from that same dark place of needing to sate some desire or emptiness and being willing to use someone for that… It is about abuse.”

Stream new single Drugs

Years before Rolling Stone was praising Carson McHone's rule-breaking roots music, the Austin, Texas native played weeknights in local bars like The White Horse, keeping dancers dancing and drinkers drinking. With her 21st birthday still in the distance, Carson entertained late-night crowds bearing witness to the good times and bad decisions that fill a busy bar. It was a rare, raw education. She pumped her music full of details from an early adulthood spent in the company of the heartbroken and high-toleranced. 

“I was a kid when I landed those residencies,” she says of her days at The Hole in The Wall, where she began playing Friday happy hour as a 16-year-old, and The White Horse, where she eventually took over the coveted Thursday night residency. “I wasn’t even old enough to be in those bars and they became a home to me. It’s a dark thing when a bar becomes your home.”

Watch Carson McHone - Drugs (Live at The White Horse Austin, TX)

Carson will embark upon her first ever UK tour next month, starting off with a slot at the AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival in London on 29th January, where she’ll also be playing a free in-store show at Rough Trade East on the 31st.

Carson McHone’s new album Carousel is out 25th January 2019 via Loose, available on LP, CD & digitally.


UK TOUR DATES

29 Jan - LONDON Oslo (Americanafest)

31 Jan – LONDON Rough Trade East (1pm)

01 Feb - GUILDFORD The Keep

02 Feb - LEWES Union Music Store (1pm)

02 Feb - BEXHILL-ON-SEA Music’s Not Dead (3.30pm)

02 Feb - OXFORD Jericho (with Asleep At The Wheel)

03  Feb - DURHAM Old Cinema Launderette 

04  Feb - YORK Basement

05 Feb - HULL Adelphi

06 Feb - MANCHESTER The Castle 

08 Feb - GLASGOW Hug & Pint

09 Feb - NEWCASTLE Live Theatre

10 Feb - ABERDEEN Lemon Tree (with Blue Rose Code)

End Of Suffering does what all great music should- lift the spirits and stir the soul

FRANK CARTER AND THE
RATTLESNAKES


NEW LP “END OF SUFFERING” RELEASED MAY 3RD ON INTERNATIONAL DEATH CULT



LIVE UK/ EU INTIMATE DATES ANNOUNCED



WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “CROWBAR” HERE:





They say the third time’s the charm, and, after the breathtaking, ruthlessly efficient one-two punch of “Blossom” and “Modern Ruin”, here we are – at FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES’ album number three – at once a stadium sized declaration of intent and a deeply personal cri-de-coeur called “End of Suffering”.

Recorded in just six months over the heatwave that engulfed London last year, End Of Suffering - named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment- is the sound of a band entering an entirely new realm of the senses, a forty minute rock’n’rollercoaster of molten-hot bangers, scorched-soul ballads and grunge lullabies laced through with a lacerating lyrical honesty.

With Cam Blackwood (George Ezra / Jack Savoretti) at the helm and legendary mixer Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails / Queens Of The Stone Age) sprinkling sonic stardust, the resultant album sees Carter, co-songwriter Dean Richardson and co not so much spreading their wings as running and leaping headfirst into heretofore uncharted waters. Opener ‘Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider’ finds Frank at full stretch, singing: “When I’m high I’m in heaven/When I’m low I’m in hell”, while first single “Crowbar” is tauter than a highwire and relentlessly sharpened to a razor’s edge, a sonic Molotov cocktail of a track delivered with the anarchic zeal of the gilets-jaunes rioters. “I saw an amazing bit of graffitti during the Paris riots which said: ‘We’ve cut off heads for less than this’” enthuses Frank. “I loved that attitude. People are sick of being force fed doom and gloom.” It also comes complete with a video directed by long-time collaborator Ross Cairns (who has also directed videos for Biffy Clyro and QOTSA) and acts as a blistering clarion call to arms. 

When the fury is dialled down however, even more startling shades start to surface. ‘Anxiety’ is a paranoic festival anthem in waiting, while ‘Love Games’ is an absolute beauty; a distortion-heavy nod to Amy Winehouse’s finest moment destined to soundtrack the summer.   ‘Angel Wings’, meanwhile, is as bleakly poetic as Charles Bukowski. A howl of existential despair involving vodka and viocodin induced visions of  ‘feathers made of diamond rings/dragons made of oxygen’ it’s worthy of those other harrowingly honest third albums, The Manic Street Preachers’ Holy Bible & Nirvana’s In Utero (both band favourites).

The album also features Tom Morello as a guest guitarist on ‘Tyrant Lizard King’. The two re-connected after many years at Resurrection Festival in Spain last summer, where Frank infamously sung Rage classic ‘Killing In The Name’ to a 40,000 strong crowd, finishing the track with a stage dive worthy of the rock’n’roll hall of fame. 

Indeed. In an age of say-nothing pop and codified corporate rock, End Of Suffering does what all great music should- lift the spirits and stir the soul. 





 TRACKLISTING



Why a Butterfly Can’t Love a Spider
Tyrant Lizard King feat. Tom Morello
Heartbreaker
Crowbar
Love Games
Anxiety
Angel Wings
Supervillian
Latex Dreams
Kitty Sucker
Little Devil
End of Suffering


In the lead up to album release, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes will play intimate shows across the UK and Europe, bringing their trademark intensity and raucous stage presence to tiny venues and giving a first glimpse of End Of Suffering in a live setting. Tickets to these very intimate gigs will be available to fans early via an exclusive pre-sale on the website, head here.

End Of Suffering will be released on several exclusive, limited edition formats,  full info on the band’s website here.



LIVE DATES

Thursday, February 7 - The Bullingdon, Oxford

Friday, February 8 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Saturday, February 9 - Dreamland (Ballroom), Margate  

Monday, February 11 - The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Tuesday, February 12 - The Fleece, Bristol

Wednesday, February 13 - Sin City, Swansea   

Friday, February 15 - The Sugarmill, Stoke

Saturday, February 16 - Empire, Coventry

Monday, February 18 - Peddler, Sheffield

Tuesday, February 19 - Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool  

Thursday, February 21 - Think Tank, Newcastle

Friday, February 22 - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Saturday, February 23 - Fibbers, York

Friday, March 15 - M4M Festival, Zurich - Switzerland

Saturday, March 16 - Z-Bau, Nuremberg - Germany

Monday, March 18 - Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette - Luxembourg

Tuesday, March 19 - La Poudriere, Belfort - France

Wednesday, March 20 - Les Docks, Lausanne - Switzerland  

Friday, March 22 - La Cooperative de Mai, Clermont Ferrand - France

Saturday, March 23 - Rockstore, Montpellier – France

Monday, March 25 - Santeria Club, Milan - Italy

Tuesday, March 26 - Locomotive Club, Bologna - Italy  

Thursday, March 28 -  Culture Factory, Zagreb - Croatia

Friday, March 29 - Simm City, Vienna - Austria

Saturday, March 30 - Akvarium Klub, Budapest - Hungary

Monday, April 1 - Hydrozagadka, Warsaw - Poland

Wednesday, April 3 - Lucerna Bar, Prague - Czech Republic

Thursday, April 4 - Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover - Germany

Friday, April 5 - Matrix Club, Bochum - Germany

Saturday, April 6 - Faster & Louder Festival– Eindhoven, Netherlands

Wednesday, May 30th - Dauwpop Festival, Hellendoorn

Saturday, June 1st - Primavera Sound, Barcelona

Friday, July 5th - Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk

Thursday, 20th July - Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven  

Tuesday, 13th August - Sziget Festival, Budapest    



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Marry Yourself
By
Julie Grant





The new single from Julie Grant Marry Yourself celebrates being single, dispelling the myth that everyone must find a partner to be complete. It's not anti-marriage, it's just saying you don't need to become a wife or husband in order to be accepted in to society. Women especially think this is a must and it's not. It's sending out a very positive message to everyone, whatever their gender. The song is not autobiographical unlike the B-side : Hang For It.


The single is due for release in March 2019. The video will feature: a woodpecker, confetti, a Barbie doll and a bicycle... stoic/nonchalant male band and a jolly female singer. Julie is also celebrating being an older single woman, not dependent on the exposure of flesh to elicit a response. Listen here


Julie is writing a play based on Green and Purple, a song about domestic violence where the perpetrator is the mother. This is autobiographical and promises to be a hard-hitting yet sensitive piece of drama.

The band will be playing live dates (TBC) in early 2019 to introduce the new songs, and the new band to new audiences.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

New releases and tour dates from Julie Grant, Holy Moly and the Crackers, Andrew Combs and Skinny Lister

Marry Yourself
By
Julie Grant





The new single from Julie Grant Marry Yourself celebrates being single, dispelling the myth that everyone must find a partner to be complete. It's not anti-marriage, it's just saying you don't need to become a wife or husband in order to be accepted in to society. Women especially think this is a must and it's not. It's sending out a very positive message to everyone, whatever their gender. The song is not autobiographical unlike the B-side : Hang For It.

The single is due for release in March 2019. The video will feature: a woodpecker, confetti, a Barbie doll and a bicycle... stoic/nonchalant male band and a jolly female singer. Julie is also celebrating being an older single woman, not dependent on the exposure of flesh to elicit a response. Listen here

Julie is writing a play based on Green and Purple, a song about domestic violence where the perpetrator is the mother. This is autobiographical and promises to be a hard-hitting yet sensitive piece of drama.
The band will be playing live dates (TBC) in early 2019 to introduce the new songs, and the new band to new audiences.



ANDREW COMBS

RETURNS FOR JANUARY UK SHOWS

+ DEBUT ALBUM 'WORRIED MAN' GETS THE DELUXE TREATMENT





ANDREW COMBS will be returning to the UK this January for a string of live dates as part of his 2019 European tour. The news arrives as Combs unveils his first album is to be re-released digitally with two newly recorded versions of songs + repackaged and available on vinyl for the first time.

With the deluxe digital reissue of Andrew Combs’ debut album Worried Man the Texas-bred, Nashville based artist has been given that rare opportunity; a do-over. The deluxe version of Worried Man (reissued via Loose), will include two songs from the album Andrew has re-recorded for the release.

The first of those tracks, “Too Stoned To Cry (2019 Recut)”, was released today on all digital services. Listen here.



Andrew has continued to perform the song live, but it has never felt exactly right to him in its original recording. “I've always wanted to re-record ‘Too Stoned to Cry,’” said Combs of the track. “I love the song, but can't stand my vocal take on the original. I sound so young and pitchy! This is just an updated version, somewhat replicating how we play it every night on the road.”

Andrew also took on “Take It From Me” and reworked the track for the deluxe digital reissue. He recounts, “I've always liked the sentiment of the song, but the original musical arrangement now bores me a little bit. We decided change it up a bit, going for a glossy, Chris Isaak kind of feel.”

Worried Man will be re-issued on 18 January, repackaged and available for the first time on heavyweight white vinyl, as well as on CD and as a deluxe digital package.

Focusing on the present, Andrew Combs will undertake his most extensive European tour to date, with shows throughout the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia starting this week and continuing into early February. Andrew then returns to the US for dates, pairing for co-bills with Erin Rae, then Caitlin Rose. UK dates as follows:


ANDREW COMBS UK TOUR DATES 2019

24 Jan - BRIGHTON Prince Albert (UK)

25 Jan - NEWCASTLE The Cluny 2 (UK)

26 Jan - GLASGOW Celtic Connections (UK)

27 Jan - GLASGOW Celtic Connections (UK)

28 Jan - LONDON Borderline (UK)

29 Jan - MANCHESTER Gullivers (UK)

30 Jan - NOTTINGHAM  Maze (UK)

31 Jan - WINCHESTER Railway (UK)


FOR MORE INFORMATION / REQUESTS


w/  https://www.andrewcombsmusic.com

HOLY MOLY

AND THE CRACKERS

ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ’TAKE A BITE’ - 5 APRIL

WATCH VIDEO FOR EUPHORIC SINGLE:  “ALL I GOT IS YOU”

+ 2019 LIVE DATES





HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS
 make riotous party music for the masses

Take A Bite is a concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock.

Led by the euphoric lead single, All I Got Is You, Take A Bite combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, demonstrating the Newcastle-based sextet’s commerciality and ambition, as well as their ability to tackle personal lyrical fare, deftly led by vocalist Ruth Patterson. Further adorning their naturally expressive take on British folk with sizeable dollops of rock'n'soul, sharp indie-rock, vulnerable balladeering and festival-ready psychedelic trips towards the Middle East, 'Take A Bite' sets its stall confidently in the previously unoccupied space between the Gossip, Arctic Monkeys, the B52s and Gogol Bordello.

Working once again with producer Matt Terry (The Prodigy/The Enemy), the band – completed by Conrad Bird on vocals/guitar/trumpet, Rosie Bristow on accordion, Nick Tyler on electric guitar, Jamie Shields on bass and Tommy Evans on drums/backing vocals – created Take A Bite at VADA Studios in Warwickshire, where the band recorded their 2017 album ‘Salem’ and their breakthrough track ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ (which a year later featured in the end credits of 2018 summer blockbuster movie, Oceans 8).

This time around the recording process was marked by a shift in production technique from Matt Terry. “Usually, you’ll record all the drum tracks and then all the bass tracks. But this time we recorded one song at a time and completely lived it”. The band even went one step further during the recording of the Byrds-influenced, folk-rock Can’t Get Enough, with producer Matt creating an immersive 60s experience in the studio. “Matt’s mad! For that one he made us dress up in 60s clothes, bandanas, suits, flares,” Conrad laughs. “And it was really silly, but it really got us to live it.”

And while the violin and the accordion remain, the whole thing feels rawer now. Riff-heavy, even. With melodic choruses more in the vein of American rockers such as The Black Keys and Jack White, than the tweed and waistcoats of traditional UK folk. ‘Take A Bite’ reflects the diverse tastes of a band, comprised of six friends with six individual music tastes, who come together to make a sound greater than the sum of its parts.


TOUR DATES:

on tour as main support to Skinny Lister:

13 March - Berlin, SO 36 - Germany
14 March - Kiel, Orange Club - Germany
15 March - Erfurt, Kalif Storch - Germany
16 March - Prague, Futurum - Czech Republic
17 March - Nurnberg, Hirsch - Germany
19 March - Frankfurt, Batschkapp - Germany
20 March - Wien, Arena - Austria
21 March - Munich, Strom - Germany
22 March - Bern, Bierhubeli - Switzerland
26 March - Paris, La Maroquinerie - France
27 March - Rouen, Le 106 - France
28 March - Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord - Netherlands
29 March - Cologne, Stollwerck - Germany
30 March - Antwerp, Kavka - Belgium

first wave of headline UK dates:

4 April - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
5 April - Newcastle, Cluny
6 April - Stockton, Georgian Theatre
7 April - Hull, The Welly
10 April - Leicester, The Musician
11 April - Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
12 April - Sheffield, Greystones
13 April - Manchester, Band On The Wall
19 April - Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes
20 April - Aberdeen, The Tunnels
21 April - Galashiels, Mac Arts Theatre
10 October - London, Scala





Tracklisting:

All I Got Is You
Upside Down
Can’t Get Enough
Kiss Me Before You Go  
Sister
I’d Give It All
Take A Bite
Through With Talking
Who Do You Think You Are?
Naked In Budapest

This Little Light

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SUN 24TH FEB, 2019 4:00pm
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SKINNY LISTER

REVEAL FIRST SINGLE OF 2019:

 ‘MY DISTRACTION’ VIDEO
WATCH HERE

TAKEN FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM: ‘THE STORY IS…’
OUT 1st MARCH 2019 VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

PRE-ORDER HERE 

WORLD TOUR IN 2019 - ON SALE NOW




Launching into the new year with a seismic new single, London six-piece - SKINNY LISTER - today release ‘My Distraction’. 


A premier piece of procrastination-inspired power-pop goodness, ‘My Distraction’ finds its touch points in the angular and playful sounds comparable to Blondie or The Jam at their peak. A new-wave flecked, sugar-coated thrill clocking in at just over the two-and-a half-minute mark, the single is the latest cut to be lifted from the band’s highly anticipated new album: ’The Story Is…’ (out 1st March 2019, on Xtra Mile Recordings). 

On typically fun-loving form, ‘My Distraction’ is of course companioned with a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek new video that sees the band playing on the track’s themes of our tech-binging addictions. In scenes perhaps best described as ‘GoggleBox meets Star Trek’, the video finds frontwoman Lorna Thomas unexpectedly transported across space and time at the hands of her TV remote… Watch the new video here.

Offering further insight into the themes of the new single, Skinny’s Dan & Lorna say: 

“’My Distraction’ is about being so obsessed with something that everything else falls by the wayside. When only one thing is in focus and everything else is merely background noise. Even though written initially with broader meaning, the lyrics are particularly fitting for our current fixation with modern technology and, even more particularly, our tethering of ourselves to our smart phones.”

As with the rest of the upcoming 2019 album ‘The Story Is…’ ‘My Distraction’ was recorded, produced and mixed with the producer extraordinaire Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap). The single directly follows on from previous singles ‘38 Minutes’  and title-track ‘The Story Is…’.

A loosely-based concept album, ‘The Story Is…’ anthologises a series of personal vignettes inspired by a chaotic few years for the band and binds them into 14 tracks of unmistakably Skinny-sounding rock’n’roll. Gather-in close and lend your ears as Skinny Lister rifle through ‘The Story Is…’ and pull out: scorched stories of aggravated arsonists (‘Artist Arsonist’), rib-tickling tales of regretful re-fuellings (‘Diesel Vehicle’), and even polemic pleas inspired by some of life’s hardest lessons (‘Stop & Breathe’).



’The Story is…’ is released via Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st March 2019.  Pre-order the album here: https://skinnylister.lnk.to/thestoryis

With one of the most reputable live shows in the business (hailed as “a deafening and visceral experience” - The Independent, 5/5), Skinny Lister will also be touring ‘The Story Is…’ with a series of their tenacious live shows across the UK & Europe in 2019.

Don’t miss your chance to become part of their latest adventures as the band embark on a two-leg UK tour, plus fix dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Holland and Belgium throughout the Spring. (Dates below).

SKINNY LISTER: ‘THE STORY IS…’ 2019 TOUR

UK TOUR - LEG 1
FEB

28th - Brighton Concorde 2

MARCH

1st - Norwich Arts Centre

2nd - Southampton 1865

6th - Bristol Fleece

7th - Glasgow King Tuts

8th - Leeds Key Club

9th - Leicester Academy


EUROPEAN TOUR: MARCH 

13th - Berlin SO36

14th - Kiel Orange Club

15th - Erfurt Kalif Storch

16th - Prague Futurum

17th - Nurnberg Der Hirsch

19th - Frankfurt Batschkapp

20th - Wien Arena

21st - Munich Strom

22nd - Bern Bierhubeli

23rd - Zurich Dynamo

26th - Paris La Maroquinerie

27th - Rouen Le 106

28th - Amsterdam Paradiso Noord

29th - Cologne Stollwerk

30th - Antwerp Kavka


UK TOUR - LEG 2: APRIL

3rd - Edinburgh The Mash House

4th - Newcastle Riverside

5th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms

6th - Manchester Club Academy 2

10th - Cambridge Junction 1

11th - London Electric Ballroom



Tickets for all dates are on sale now from: 
https://skinnylister.com/live-shows/

SKINNY LISTER - ‘THE STORY IS…’
THE NEW ALBUM - OUT 1st MARCH 2019
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
w/ https://skinnylister.com

f/ https://www.facebook.com/skinnylister/

t/ https://twitter.com/SkinnyLister
w/ https://www.xtramilerecordings.com/


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Fundraiser for Historic Ryton Pub : with members of Royal Northern Sinfonia

BRADLEY CRESWICK AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA HOLD CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR COMMUNITY PUB





Members of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, including lead Bradley Creswick, are performing in a festive concert to help Ryton community members buy their local pub.



The concert, which will take place in the Holy Cross Church in Ryton on December 21st, will raise money to help buy Ye Olde Cross – a village pub that has been closed for almost a year.



Since the pub’s closure, more than 200 Ryton residents have bought community shares totaling £232,000 in order to buy and reopen the pub. With an offer accepted on the building, the residents need a further £18,000 to meet the target.



Royal Northern Sinfonia musician and Ryton resident Michael O’Donnell have organized a concert to help raise further funds.



Mike and his fellow musicians have put together a programme which will include a performance of ‘Winter’ from Vivaldis Four Seasons by Royal Northern Sinfonia lead Bradley Creswick.



The festive fundraiser will also include excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and concertos including Mozart’s rondo from the fourth horn concerto.



Mike said: “It should be a fantastic concert and it’s certainly grown in scale since the idea came to me! I hope we will do the pub proud.”


The campaign to reopen Ye Olde Cross has also gained support from former Ryton resident and Unthanks member Rachel Unthank, Gateshead Councillor Liz Twist and North East brewery Firebrick.



The pub closed permanently in January this year, following a succession of failed tenancies.  However, in previous decades the pub had been at the heart of the community in Ryton. Rachel Unthank, like many people in the village, has fond memories of the pub. She said: “ I’ve had many great times at the Cross, carols on the green, singing in the pub, New Years family parties upstairs in the function room, I have a lot of lovely memories from that pub.”



The pub, which is thought to be more than 100 years old, has been central to a number of community events like the annual village Christmas carol concert and the Hirings – originally an event for farm and domestic workers to find jobs in the 19th century, which was resurrected by Ryton Heritage Group in 2008 as a fundraising event for community groups. It is thought there has been an inn on the site since the 17th century.



 An application to Gateshead Council to list the pub as an Asset of Community Value was granted in May this year, and the group have already received support and some funding from the Plunkett Foundation, which supports the creation of community businesses.



Members of the community have produced a business plan, share offer and website. The documents have been awarded a kitemark called the Community Shares standard.



The group have also set up a community benefit society, a type of cooperative, called Ryton Cross Community Society Ltd, in order to sell shares to raise a total of 350,000 to buy and renovate the building.



If the pub is successfully purchased and reopened, it will be one of more than 80 community pubs in operation across the country.



Ryton Cross Community Society member Colin Cheeseman, who has lived in Ryton for 35 years, said: “When the Cross shut we got everyone together just to see if there was interest in re-opening it, and I couldn’t believe it when so many people turned up to our first public meeting. The pub is a really important part of this community, and we want a place where everyone in the village gets a warm welcome. It will be more than just a pub, it will be a support network for Ryton and the wider area”



The pub will provide traditional pub services, with a tenant hired to provide local ales and pub food, pop-up restaurant nights and coffee mornings, but it will also look at ways to support vulnerable people in the community, provide work experience and education, and support the physical and mental wellbeing of Ryton’s residents.



Our website: www.yeoldecross.co.uk

Facebook: @ouryeoldecross

Twitter: @ouryeoldecross

Instagram: @ouryeoldecross


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Skinny Lister New Video "The Story Is" and TOUR

 SKINNY LISTER

SCALE NEW HEIGHTS WITH:
 “THE STORY IS…” VIDEO



TITLE TRACK FROM THEIR 2019 ALBUM:
OUT 1st MARCH 2019 VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

PRE-ORDER HERE 

WORLD TOUR IN 2019 - ON SALE NOW




Always a band unafraid of testing the limits - SKINNY LISTER - have unveiled a suitably daredevil and highly original video for new single: ‘The Story Is…’. 

Filmed in New York City, the video follows first-hand the perilous ascent of an urban explorer as she scales the Big Apple’s Williamsburg Bridge in the dead of night.

With the cold dark nights closing ever tighter as the year draws toward the solstice, the soul-stirring chimes that lead Skinny’s sparkling latest single could well be the winter warmer you were looking for.

The title-track of the band’s upcoming fourth studio album (out 1 March 2019, via Xtra Mile Recordings), “The Story Is…” sees the band poetically sing about love and loss with words that will surely tug at the heart strings during this timely season of reflection. Speaking about the track’s themes, Skinny Lister say:

“Everyone has that someone or something, that to live without, would leave them incomplete. ‘The Story Is…’ is an ode to this state of complete dependence. An over-dramatic declaration of love, addiction, obsession and surrender.”

As with the rest of the upcoming long-player, “The Story Is…” was recorded, produced and mixed with the highly capable Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap).  In the deep, dark hours of one particular alcohol fuelled studio late night session, Barnicott introduced the band to an old piano and a set of pitched bells and tubes. Quickly striking upon the chiming soundscapes now available at their finger tips, the band began to get experimental with their electric guitars, uniquely marrying the two to create the entrancing, ethereal melody that defines the backdrop of this irresistible new single.

“The Story Is…” arrives as the second single to be taken from Skinny Lister’s upcoming studio album of the same name, and directly follows previous single “38  Minutes”.



A loosely-based concept album, ‘The Story Is…’ anthologises a series of personal vignettes inspired by a chaotic few years for the band and binds them into 14 tracks of unmistakably Skinny-sounding rock’n’roll. Gather-in close and lend your ears as Skinny Lister rifle through ‘The Story Is…’ and pull out: scorched stories of aggravated arsonists (‘Artist Arsonist’), rib-tickling tales of regretful re-fuellings (‘Diesel Vehicle’), and even polemic pleas inspired by some of life’s hardest lessons (‘Stop & Breathe’).

’The Story is…’ is released via Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st March 2019.  Pre-order the album here: https://skinnylister.lnk.to/thestoryis

With one of the most reputable live shows in the business (hailed as “a deafening and visceral experience” - The Independent, 5/5), Skinny Lister will also be touring ‘The Story Is…’ with a series of their tenacious live shows across the UK & Europe in 2019.


Don’t miss your chance to become part of their latest adventures as the band embark on a two-leg UK tour, plus fix dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Holland and Belgium throughout the Spring. (Dates below).

SKINNY LISTER: ‘THE STORY IS…’ 2019 TOUR

UK TOUR - LEG 1
FEB

28th - Brighton Concorde 2
MARCH

1st - Norwich Arts Centre

2nd - Southampton 1865

6th - Bristol Fleece

7th - Glasgow King Tuts

8th - Leeds Key Club

9th - Leicester Academy

EUROPEAN TOUR: MARCH 

13th - Berlin SO36

14th - Kiel Orange Club

15th - Erfurt Kalif Storch

16th - Prague Futurum

17th - Nurnberg Der Hirsch

19th - Frankfurt Batschkapp

20th - Wien Arena

21st - Munich Strom

22nd - Bern Bierhubeli

23rd - Zurich Dynamo

26th - Paris La Maroquinerie

27th - Rouen Le 106

28th - Amsterdam Paradiso Noord

29th - Cologne Stollwerk

30th - Antwerp Kavka



UK TOUR - LEG 2: APRIL

3rd - Edinburgh The Mash House

4th - Newcastle Riverside

5th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms

6th - Manchester Club Academy 2

10th - Cambridge Junction 1

11th - London Electric Ballroom



Tickets for all dates are on sale now from: 
https://skinnylister.com/live-shows/

SKINNY LISTER - ‘THE STORY IS…’
THE NEW ALBUM - OUT 1st MARCH 2019
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS 

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t/ https://twitter.com/SkinnyLister
w/ https://www.xtramilerecordings.com/

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