LONA will play Sound, and the first speakers have been announced for Sound City +, as Sara Wolff, Strawberry Guy and ROY added to Seatbelts gig lineup, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley with this week’s news.
Seattle experimental collective Sunn O))) have announced details of their first new studio album in four years, Life Metal.
Recorded last year in Chicago, with Steve Albini at the helm, the album collates romanticism and expressionism among their unique approach to metal.
The album, created by co-founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, will be released on Southern Lord in April, and it will be followed by a huge European tour which includes their first leg in France.
There is a second, more meditative LP titled Pyroclasts, also recorded by Steve Albini in parallel, which will be revealed in the autumn 2019
On their European tour, Sunn O))) will play:
Thursday, February 28: Mousonturm, Frankfurt
Friday, March 1: Elevate Festival, Graz
Saturday, March 2: Divadlo Archa, Prague
Sunday, March 3: Kampnagel, Hamburg
Monday, March 4: Paradiso, Amsterdan
Wednesday, March 6: L’Epicerie Modern, Lyon
Thursday, March 7: L’Autre Canal, Nancy
Friday, March 8: La Vapeur, Dijon
Saturday, March 9: QuasaRites Day/Le 106, Rouen
Monday, March 11: Le Temps Machine, Tours
Tuesday, March 12: Stereolux, Nantes
Wednesday, March 12: La Sirene, La Rochelle
Thursday, March 14: Le Rocher de-Palmer, Bourdeaux
You can listen to preview of Sunn O)))‘s forthcoming album here.
London rapper Girli will bring her biggest UK tour to date to Liverpool this spring with a gig at Zanzibar.
Girli, aka Milly Toomey, will release her debut album Odd One Out before embarking on a huge album tour which calls into Liverpool on Thursday, April 11. An artist that pulls very few punches, the album is an attack on the small-minded and will be released on April 5.
Another debut, this time a first headline gig for LONA as they’re set to play Sound courtesy of I Love Live Events. The London outfit will come to Liverpool as part of their UK tour on Saturday, April 13.
Huw Stephens, Blur’s Dave Rowntree head up the guests for 2019, while Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike; Yousef and Rich McGinnis are In Conversation. Also announced as featuring are: Komali Scott-Jones, Rich McGinnis, Ellie Giles, Lucie Caswell, Alexei Kutozov, Nina Condron, Andy Corrigan, Drew Hill, Char Grant, Si Chai, Kat Kennedy, Marcus Russel and Adele White.
We are delighted to announced the first wave of exceptional speakers who will be joining us across 3rd-5th May! @huwstephens, @DaveRowntree, @yousefcircus, @JenOtterBickerd & many more. Tickets available here: https://t.co/mUCqKrU650! pic.twitter.com/c2pHs5U1hf
— Sound City+ (@SoundCityPlus) February 6, 2019
In support news, very much up and coming quick Norweigan singer songwriter Sara Wolff will support Seatbelts when they play 81 Renshaw later this month. Strawberry Guy and ROY will also play on Friday, February 15.
They’ll launch the single this Friday, February 8 at Sound.
Our track of the week is the new one by Stealing Sheep who have dropped Bigwowshow Girl on the band’s SoundCloud.
Another funk-laden crisp disco pop banger in the vein of their last track You Gotta Be Jokin’ Me, the track has piqued our interest in their forthcoming third album out in April.