• September 23, 2016

    Bronze Rat artists Gemma Ray + Joe Gideon embark on a double header around the UK next month. Don’t miss it!!Gemma-Ray-Joe-Gideon-FB-ad copy















  • July 27, 2016

    A new video for Gemma Ray’s We Do War has been released today. The video was filmed and directed by Steve Gullick, and the song is taken from “The Exodus Suite”. Click on the link below to view. The video was also premiered on Tone Deaf, so head here to read more about it. Gemma Ray is about to embark on a European and US  tour. Visit for more details

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  • May 20, 2016
    The new Gemma Ray album, “The Exodus Suite”,  is out today in Europe! Available on CD, LP (with bonus 7″ + download card) and on all digital platforms. You can buy it from all good record stores, or….OURS!
    There are two special album launch concerts (in London and Berlin) where Gemma and band will perform the album and beyond.
    May 27th: BERLIN, Columbia Theater TICKETS.
    Support from Paul Wallfisch (Swans/Ministry of Wolves/Botanica), and aftershow party featuring The Berlin Rhythm & Beat Organization.
    May 31st: LONDON, Servant Jazz Quarters. TICKETS.
    Support from Fiona Brice (John Grant, Placebo, Midlake).
    Brand new video for The Original One, directed by the one and only Steve Gullick. WATCH IT HERE!!
    Gemma also plays a handful of summer shows before her tour starts in September, including a special show with Howe Gelb at Gateshead Sage on July 22nd. For dates, visit HERE.
    Lastly, for the uninitiated amongst you, you can listen to and  download, for free, the song “There Must Be More Than This” in the widget below or here , or check out the temporary full album stream over at Rolling Stone.
  • April 22, 2016

    imageToday marks the latest release in the Series Aphonos music library.  Cooked up in Berlin by its cast of international musicians in Berlin, the debut offering from The Still focuses on minimal grooves and hypnotic soundscapes.

    The band features experimental drummer/percussionist Steve Heather and fellow Australian Chris Abrahams (The Necks) on piano, Canadian Derek Shirley on double bass, the wonderfully-named German guitarist Rico Repotente, and Thomas Meadowcraft on organ/revox – together they create hypnotic perfectly-tensioned instrumental music.
    Listen to the track ‘The Early Bird’ below and order The Still here.

  • April 15, 2016

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    Heavy TrashJon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray – embark on a tour of the Netherlands / Belgium and France at the end of April.  Catch them at the following venues:

    Wednesday 27th April – Venlo, NL -  Nightbirds Kingsday Festival 2016

    Thursday 28th April – Breda, NL - Mezz Jupiler Zaal

    Friday 29th April – Effenaar, NL - Effenaar Kleine Zaal - w. The Legendary Shack Shakers

    Saturday 30th April – Hengelo, NL - Heartland Festival 2016

    Sunday 1st May – Lessines, BE - Roots & Roses Festival 2016

    Tuesday 3rd May – Lille, FR - L’Aéronef

    Wednesday 4th May – Cluses, FR - L’Atelier - w. The Legendary Shack Shakers

    Thursday 5th May - Bourg-en-Bresse, FR - La Tannerie

    Friday 6th May – Mulhouse, FR - Le Noumatrouff

    Saturday 7th May – Bourges, FR - Palais - w. The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Legendary Shack Shakers and The Kaisers

    Sunday 8th May – Sedan, FR - Centre Culturel

  • April 1, 2016

    May 20th is the release date of the new record by Gemma Ray: “The Exodus Suite”, but you can listen and download a song from the album now! There Must Be More Than This, ladies and gentlemen:

    Pre-order the album here:
    Gemma plays the following shows in April/May

    Apr 14: CLERMONT-FERRAND – Le Baraka
    Apr 15: PÉRIGUEUX – Le Sans Reserve
    Apr 16: LIMOGES – Le Zic Zinc
    Apr 17: LE HAVRE – McDaid’s
    Apr 18: PARIS – Espace B
    Apr 20: ROUEN – Le Kalif
    Apr 21: LILLE – Le Biplan
    Apr 22: STRASBOURG – Mudd Club
    May 15: HAMBURG – Knust
    May 27: BERLIN – Columbia Theater
    May 31: LONDON – Servant Jazz Quarters

  • March 15, 2016

    We are pleased to announce our Record Store Day release by THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION. “That’s It Baby Right Now We Got To Do It Let’s Dance! Live In Tokyo 2015″ will be available on 12″ 180g pink cadillac vinyl, with download coupon. The Blues Explosion recorded live, in-person, and ON FIRE in Tokyo at the Summer Sonic Festival, August 15, 2015. Contains live versions of songs from their critically-acclaimed FREEDOM TOWER album, some classic old-skool JSBX tunes, as well as a coupla crazy covers. This is the the real deal: rock’n'roll.  Limited to 4000 worldwide. For more info, see below. Record Store Day is April 16th, 2016.

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  • February 22, 2016


    The debut album by London United Sounds Of Joy is out this Friday on LP, CD or vinyl.

    Coming on like Joe Meek and Goldfrapp entangled in some ancient machinery, former Dream City Film Club collaborators Michael J Sheehy and Alex Vald have created heart-wrenching,  mind-bending music that has been described by Lauren Laverne as: “If David Cronenberg directed a spaghetti western I reckon it would sound like this”. 

    Check out the video for “The Sun That Hides A Darker Start here:

    The album is available from OUR SHOP, iTunes, and most good record stores. Their only confirmed date so far, at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on Feb 28th is SOLD OUT.


  • January 30, 2016

    Joe Gideon releases his own  video for the single “The Lady With The Metallic Voice” ahead of his London Corsica show on Feb 25th, and regional UK tour (dates below) .  Taken from his “Versa Vice” album (“a raw, dark rock debut that tells an intensely spirited story” – MOJO) , you can check out the video here:

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    For a teaser of what to expect at a Joe Gideon live concert (with his bandmates Jim Sclavunos and Gris-de-Lin), check out this Tit Bit:

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    Tickets for the Feb 25th show here:

    March 15th: York Fibbers

    March 16th: Newcastle Cluny 2

    March 17th: Glasgow Broadcast

    March 18th: Middlesborough, Westgarth Social Club

    March 21st: Birmingham Hare and Hounds

    March 23rd: Manchester Soup Kitchen

    March 24th: Norwich Jug Jaws @ Bedfords

    March 29th: Ramsgate Music Hall

    Tickets here:



  • December 29, 2015

    Yes folks, the Blues Explosion is on the mend and feeling stronger everyday! We are happy to announce that the cancelled November European tour dates have been rescheduled for March 2016. The band wish to extend their friends & fans for their understanding & support.

    (Please note: the rescheduled Italy dates are being fine-tuned and will be announced shortly, but will also be in March)

    Here’s wishing everyone a great new year. Peace!

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