- February 15, 2017
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown begin their first US Tour in 47 years tonight in Los Angeles. Here’s a feature in Rolling Stone on Arthur Brown where he discusses Jimi Hendrix, touring and his legacy.
- February 2, 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we pass on the news that the great fire of this true Welsh legend has sadly extinguished. His musical work with Man and Iceberg is an inspiration, and his books are required reading for all free spirits and lovers of life.
We were working on something a little special with Deke over the last 12 months and were close to completion before this sad turn of events. The man never lost any of his sharp wit, his grit, intelligence, soul power or brilliant songwriting skills and riffage, and rock n roll flowed comfortably through his veins til the end. Above all else he was a darling and a gentleman, and will be much missed.
Deke (to borrow your own words): cheers to you and all like you, and fuck the rest.
- February 1, 2017
Hear a track from Brood X, the first Boss Hog album for 17 years. We’d like to introduce you to…FORMULA X
Preorder the album now, which is out on March 24th 2017.
- February 1, 2017
Gemma Ray brings The Exodus Suite to Australia this April!
Dates and ticket details below:
Gemma Ray AU Tour
- Friday 21st April – Four 5 Nine, Perth. Tickets.
- Saturday 22nd April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide. Tickets.
- Monday 24th April – Leadbelly, Sydney. Tickets.
- Thursday 27th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Tickets.
- Saturday 29th April – Caravan Club, Oakleigh (Melbourne). Tickets.
- January 30, 2017
Gemma Ray + band embark on a tour of the old world this week taking in dates across Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
The dates are:
Germany + Switzerland
- Tuesday January 31st – AK44, Giessen, DE
- Wednesday 1st February – Cafe Galao, Stuttgart, DE
- Thursday 2nd February – Neubad, Luzern, CH
- Friday 3rd February – Hafen 2, Offenbach, DE
- Saturday February 4th – El Lokal, Zürich, CH
- Sunday February 5th – Rössli, Bern, CH
- Tuesday February 7th – Ex Cinema Aurora, Livorno, IT
- Wednesday February 8th – Deliri, Sora, IT
- Thursday February 9th – Brickout, Campobasso, IT
- Friday February 10th – Club Mamuma, Naples, IT
- Saturday February 11th – Godot Art Cafe, Avellino, IT
- Sunday February 12th – Le Mura, Rome, IT
Follow Gemma Ray on Facebook for up to date news.
- Candy Bomber Vol.1 – Way-out Berlin collective featuring members of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Einstürzende Neubauten, and many moreJanuary 13, 2017
Bronze Rat / Seriés Aphōnos are excited to announce the release of Candy Bomber Vol.1, which is available to order here.
Listen to the album’s opening track ‘Cut!’ below:
The Candy Bomber sessions were spearheaded by Paul Lemp, co-owner of the studio of the same name, theater, film and dance composer, and impassioned bass player. The sessions were his dream project of free-spirited experimentation into which he injected his boundless energy, teaming up with Thomas Wydler (drummer and longest serving member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) and studio partner Ingo Krauss (Conny Plank’s studio engineer between 1987 and 2001) to form a core triumvirate, that spiralled outwards to bring in a who’s who of talented friends and studio visitors.
In this volume these include Kid Congo Powers, Swiss jazz pianist Stefan Rusconi, Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten/Automat), Gemma Ray, Toby Dammit (Iggy Pop/Nick Cave), André Vida, Toni Kater, Charly Birkenhauer, Paul Kuchenbuch and Matthew Styles.
Built during the Nazi era, the building which houses Candy Bomber was once the largest in the world. (a Julian Montague impression of the facade of the building adorns the album cover). In 1948/49 it served as the hub for the Berlin airlift, when the allied forces flew over 200,000 flights supplying the Western part of the city with daily necessities. The airlift also provided the name for the studio, which set up shop in rooms that previously hosted a computing centre for the CIA. The studio is now legendary in Berlin, not least for its enviable collection of vintage valve gear.
With this at their disposal, Lemp, Krauss and Wydler established an environment for sessions that were organic, pressure-free and, more or less, agenda-less. The end result is sonic art unimpeded – a wild cocktail of originality, intensity, beauty, sincerity, and stunning freeform musicianship – underscored by a Dada-ist playfulness and motivating force. This is not a work of chin-stroking abstraction however – here you’ll find some of the coolest jams, ones that will peel your face off.
Tragically, Paul Lemp died prematurely and unexpectedly in summer 2015, before the Candy Bomber sessions were finished. Krauss and Wydler finished the record shortly after, and despite his passing (and as the Vol. 1 title suggests) – intend to continue them in his honour.
- January 5, 2017
Tired of feeling sad? Tired of feeling beat-down? Tired of feeling used, abused, lied to, and shamed? Can you remember what it was like when rock’n’roll made everything all right??
BOSS HOG has heard your call.
BROOD X is the change you have been waiting for.
Let BOSS HOG lift you up.
BROOD X is a party you can believe in.
After 17 years, a new Boss Hog album is finally with us. Brood X arrives on 24th March 2017. It’s available to pre-order on LP/CD and as a digital download here.
Listen to ’17’ from Brood X:
More details and tour dates below.
The Boss Hog All Stars
Cristina Martinez – vocals
Jon Spencer – guitar & vocals
Jens Jurgensen – bass
Hollis Queens – drums & vocals
Mickey Finn – keys
Brood X Tracklist:
02 “Black Eyes”
03 “Ground Control”
04 “Shh Shh Shh”
06 “Rodeo Chica”
08 “Formula X”
09 “Sunday Routine”
Boss Hog bring their raucous live show to the following cities:
Live in Europe:
02/03 – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
02/04 – Maastricht, Netherlands @ Muziekgieterij
02/05 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli de Helling
02/06 – Leuven, Belgium @ Het Depot
02/08 – Rouen, France @ 106 Club
02/09 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
02/10 – Nantes, France @ Le Stereolux
02/11 – La Rochelle, France @ La Sirene
Live in the USA:
03/30 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/31 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
04/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/07 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
- December 21, 2016
Gemma Ray and her now well-travelled Exodus Suite album continue their tour of the old world next January and February.
Just months after a successful tour of the USA, Gemma and her band visit Germany and Switzerland. They play:
31st January 2017 – Giessen, DE – AK44
1st February 2017 – Stuttgart, DE – Cafe Galao
2nd February 2017 – Luzern, CH – Jazz Kantine
3rd February 2017 – Offenbach, DE – Hafen 2
4th February 2017 – Zürich, CH – El Lokal
5th February 2017 – Bern, CH – Rössli
Tickets are available here.
Not got your copy of The Exodus Suite yet? Fix that here.
- December 10, 2016
Just months after their tour of Germany in November, Boss Hog have announced they are returning to European shores this February. Having spent the past month fighting for common sense in NYC (and Cristina Martinez making the front page of the city’s Daily News, see photo below!), the band are once again in action and are gearing up for the release of their new album Brood X.
Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez, Hollis Queens, Jens Jurgensen and Mickey Finnare are bringing their righteous rock ‘n’ roll to the people of London, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
STAY TUNED for news on Brood X, the band’s first album in 16 years. In the meantime, check out Cristina’s list of Top 10 Cute Animals For An Ugly Year – it’s sure to soothe your soul.
Boss Hog February 2017 dates:
3rd February 2017 – London, UK – Oslo Hackney. Tickets here.
4th February 2017 – Maastricht, NL – Muziekgieterij. Tickets here.
5th February 2017 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli de Helling
6th February 2017 – Leuven, BE – Het Depot. Tickets here.
8th February 2017 – Rouen, FR – 106 Club. Tickets here.
9th February 2017 – Paris, FR. – La Maroquineri. Tickets here.
10th February 2017 – Nantes, FR – Le Stereolux. Tickets here.
11th February 2017 – La Rochelle, FR – La Sirène. Tickets here.
- November 25, 2016
After a highlight performance at Psycho Las Vegas 2016, hugely influential UK heavy psychedelic progressive oddities The Crazy World of Arthur Brown have announced their 2017 “ZIM ZAM ZIM” tour – their first run of US shows since 1969.
The God of Hellfire himself, Arthur Brown, will be celebrating 50 years since releasing the debut single “Devil’s Grip”, which helped shape the British and worldwide psychedelic movement. Pushing theatrics to their dystopian hellscape limits would earn Brown acolytes in everyone from David Bowie and Alice Cooper to KISS, Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga to the entire genre of black metal, and his influence continues to spread today.
“Last time I toured US with the Crazy World was early 1969,” Brown confirms. “It was our third tour there. At the time, the band had been headlining massive festivals, alongside Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, and other top attractions of the time. Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper were still only mildly famous, somewhere down the bill.”
ZIM ZAM ZIM takes its name from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s latest album, released in 2014. They’ll be joined on this landmark trip by Ohio rockers Electric Citizen, and shows will feature generational sonic offspring like White Hills, Acid King, Pallbearer, Danava and Jex Thoth.
The tour stops at:
15th February 2017 – Los Angeles, Regent Theater w/ White Hills
16th February 2017 – Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino w/ White Hills
17th February 2017 – San Francisco, Slims w/ Acid King
18th February 2017 – Portland, Star Theater w/ Danava
21st February 2017 – Chicago, Reggies
23rd February 2017 – New York, Le Poisson Rouge
2/24 Austin, Barracuda w/ Pallbearer & Pinkish Black (without Electric Citizen)
25th February 2017 – Austin, Barracuda w/ Acid King & Jex Thoth