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Burn Release Brand New Track, New Album Details Revealed

Burn, the UK rock band, is back!! Away from the music scene for nearly 10 years since the release of the critically and commercially well received third album, ‘Global Warning‘, another slab of British hard rock is on the way.

MRR and Burn are proud to announce that band’s fourth album, ‘Ice Age’, is mastered and ready for release. The album has been produced by Barney Stackhouse and mixed by the Grammy award winning Tobias Lindell (Europe, H.E.A.T.)

The band states: “We have taken 5 years to create this album, and it is something of which we are incredibly proud. We hope and believe that the thousands of people who enjoyed Global Warning will find plenty to enjoy in this new release. We are also very proud to announce our new line-up. Although we have lost some great guys along the way, namely Jeff Ogden, Julian Nicholas (although he is still featured on one track on the new album) and Benji Reid, we are extremely lucky to have replaced them with a couple of outstanding new members.

Let’s introduce the guys right now –
On lead vocals Burn welcome none other than Steve Newman.
Steve is well known in the rock community through his numerous solo albums and other projects. He has built up a loyal and devoted following over many years and the consistent quality of his output was something that encouraged us to approach him. Steve was our first choice to lead the new line up, as we view him as possessing one of the very best voices in rock. Burn is the first band that Steve has committed himself to for many years. We are honoured to have him on board and fronting the band.

The other new member is the ridiculously talented Chris Green who brings his incendiary lead guitar skills to the band.
Chris is a current member of Tyketto and hard rock fans will remember him from Furyon, Rubicon Cross and Pride, along with various other projects. We really couldn’t think of another guitarist who could have done a better job on the new material than Chris. His sense of melody and feel combined with tremendous technique have produced some awe-inspiring solos on this album.
Burn’s history started in the heyday of melodic rock in the 1980’s, and from that foundation, through ‘Global Warning‘ and now ‘Ice Age‘, the band has developed into a modern hard rock act. With a multitude of influences and an open-minded view on song writing they push the boundaries of the genre while still retaining the core elements of power and melody.
In closing the band would like to add; “So, here we go. This is a new era for Burn and we are really looking forward to sharing our new stuff with everyone.”

Ice Age will get an initial release in Japan and Asia via Marquee/Avalon November 22 and worldwide via MRR on CD and all digital platforms January 19; with pre-sales from December 6 (which will include an advance audio preview of the album for those that pre-order).

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King King Reveal Music Video For New Single ‘Broken’

King King have released an official music video for their new single ‘Broken‘ taken from their latest album ‘Exile and Grace‘ – out now.

Exile & Grace‘ was released on Friday 13th October and has been topping the Blues Charts and might even make the Top 30 of the main album charts this week.

The album can be purchased on Amazon on CD or LP as well as on iTunes and King King‘s merch store.

King King – ‘Exile & Grace’ January 2018 UK Tour
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London Shepherd’s Bush Empire              Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                                Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                               Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                                         Saturday 27 January

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Bad Touch Release New Single ‘Baby Get It On’ ft. Mollie Marriott

To dovetail their headline November UK Tour, today Bad Touch have released the official music video for their new single ‘Baby Get It On‘ featuring guest vocals from Mollie Marriott.

The single is a cover of Tina Turner’s 1975 classic. The new Bad Touch single featuring Mollie Marriott will be released on Monday 23rd October as a free MP3 download.


Samantha Fish Releases ‘Belle Of The West’ Friday November 17th

Multi-Award winning American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Samantha Fish, will release her new studio album ‘Belle of the West‘ on Ruf Records on Friday 17th November 2017.  The new album will be supported by a nationwide 8-date UK tour that kicks off at The Stables in Milton Keynes on Monday 20th November.

You should always get outside of the box,” Samantha Fish says while discussing her boundary-breaking new album  ‘Belle of the West‘ . “Challenging yourself is how you grow.

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” and “one of the genre’s most promising young talents.” Her hometown paper The Kansas City Star noted, “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club” and observed that the young artist “displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.

Having already made it clear that she’s more interested in following her heart than she is in repeating past triumphs, Samantha Fish delivers some of her most compelling music to date with  ‘Belle of the West‘ , her fifth studio album. The deeply soulful, personally charged 11-song set showcases Fish’s sublime acoustic guitar skills as well as her roots, emotionally resonant song writing.

Fish recorded  ‘Belle of the West‘ in the relaxed, rural creative atmosphere of the legendary Zebra Ranch Studios in the North Hills of Mississippi with producer Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi All-stars fame), with whom she worked previously on her 2015 album ‘Wild Heart‘.

The studio team included some of the region’s most iconoclastic musicians, including Dickinson, solo artist and Jack White associate Lillie Mae (whose distinctive vocals are featured on Nearing Home), much-travelled juke-joint blues artist Lightnin‘ Malcolm (whose featured on Poor Black Mattie), Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jumbo Mathus, upright bassist and beloved solo artist Amy LaVere, Tikyra Jackson, Trina Raimey and Shardé Thomas, granddaughter of the legendary Southern bluesman Otha Turner.

I wanted to do this acoustic-electric record, and tap into the style and swagger of Mississippi,” Fish states, adding, “Any time you dive into another place, another vibe and a new group of people, you’re challenging yourself to grow musically. I felt very at home a Zebra Ranch, and I’ve known Luther and Malcolm for years, so it was a very comfortable situation. When you’re making a record like this, it has to feel natural if you want people to respond to it.

Samantha Fish – November 2017 UK Tour Dates

Milton Keynes, The Stables   Monday 20 November          Tickets

Bristol, The Tunnels               Tuesday 21 November           Tickets

Bilston, Robin 2                      Wednesday 22 November     Tickets

Southampton, The Brook     Thursday 23 November          Tickets

London, Borderline               Friday 24 November               Tickets

Derby, The Flowerpot           Saturday 25 November           Tickets

Keighley Blues Live               Sunday 26 November              Tickets

Edinburgh, Stramash            Monday 27 November            Tickets

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Doll Skin Release ‘Daughter’ Music Video

Doll Skin have released the video for their new single ‘Daughter‘. Doll Skin is currently on tour supporting One-Eyed Doll on the Something Wicked Tour, with special guests CO-OP (featuring Dash Cooper) on select dates, plus a select handful of headlining dates. The tour follows up several legs of headlining on the Shut Up! Tour, and a Summer stint on the 2017 VANS Warped Tour.

Doll Skin is supporting ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the June 2017 released follow up to their 2016 EMP Label Group debut, ‘In Your Face (Again). Produced by Grammy Award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including, “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”. ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl‘ was released in Europe this month via SPV, quickly selling out of the initial pressing, while ‘Daughter‘ hit the top 40 on the Billboard Rock Indicator chart this week.

Tour Dates:

With One-Eyed Doll
* Doll Skin Headline
^ With CO-OP

OCT 18 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
OCT 19 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
OCT 20 Jacksonville, FL – Jackrabbits Live
OCT 21 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
OCT 22 Tallahassee, FL* – The Warrior
OCT 24 Mobile, AL* – Alchemy Tavern
OCT 25 Lafayette, LA – The District
OCT 26 San Antonio, TX** – The Rock Box
OCT 27 Austin, TX^ – Dirty Dog Bar
OCT 28 Houston, TX^ -BFE Rock Club
OCT 29 Dallas, TX^ – Trees
OCT 31 Phoenix, AZ^ – Club Red
NOV 01 Hollywood, CA^ – Whisky A Go Go
DEC 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Emo Nite
DEC 04 – Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff’s Green Room

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Panorama (feat. members of Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Random Eyes, Gods Of Silence, Amoral) Signs With Rock Of Angels Records

Swiss/Finnish/American hard rock band, Panorama, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Panorama’s debut album ‘Around The World‘, includes 11 tracks and is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69).

In 2008 the Swiss guitarist, Sammy Lasagni (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva), met the Uruguay born singer Christian Palin (Random Eyes, ex Adagio) for the first time when Godiva, supported the band Adagio – fronted by Christian. The chemistry between the two was immediately obvious so they decided that they would, at some point in time, try to make music together. The two kept in contact but the years plodded along until 2015 when a certain long telephone call on a cold winter’s day changed everything. Right then and there they decided to get to work. They began writing songs and in record time 15 new songs were born. They decided to work with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69) as a producer. The guys soon after met with Dennis and introduced their songs. Dennis was genuinely impressed. So impressed that he agreed to work with them and joined the band not only as producer, but as a bass player too. The guys completed their line-up with Finnish guitarist, Ben Varon (formerly of Amoral and Grease Helmet) and Swiss drummer Philipp Eichenberger (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk). Panorama was born!

Under the direction of Dennis Ward, who took over the whole production (produced, recorded, mixed and mastered), the band recorded their debut album ‘Around the World‘ partially at HOFA studios in Karlsdorf Germany and at The TrakShak, Dennis’ private studio. It was a long process but the album turned out fantastic. A Hard Rock production with a bit of Scandinavian influences and Christian has proven himself to be a world-class singer. Together with ROAR (Rock of Angles Records) Panorama found the perfect partner to release their album ‘Around the World‘ in early 2018. More to come…

Line up:

Christian Palin – Vocals (Random Eyes, ex Adagio)
Dennis Ward – Bass (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva)
Ben Varon – Guitars (Amoral, ex Grease Helmet)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk)

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Mollie Marriott Releases Official Lyric Video To Dovetail UK Tour With Bad Touch

Mollie Marriott is very proud of her heritage (daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and step-daughter to singer Joe Brown) but it does not daunt her, she is ready to go it alone and will release her debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf‘ on Friday 3 November 2017 via Amadeus Music.

The album is available for pre-order now through www.molliemarriott.com available as Limited Edition Red Vinyl and Deluxe CD and Standard CD. Fan favourite Bundles are available with exclusive signed merchandise ranging from T Shirts, Posters, Set Lists, Unique Polaroid images and even house gigs.

Says Mollie, “I’m really excited about the album. It features a lot of different styles and I think it really showcases my vocals.  We have a lot of fun making the album and I hope people enjoy listening to it. I can’t wait to perform the songs when we tour Bad Touch in the UK during November.

Mollie collaborated with Paul Weller on the album’s title track Truth Is A Wolf and also King Of Hearts. Paul is undoubtedly one of the most influential British artists of his generation, and the album’s quality is testament to his involvement.

Mollie began writing the debut album in Nashville and has fond memories of the recording process. She teamed up with Paul Weller whilst recording, who appears on two tracks, ‘Truth Is A Wolf‘ and ‘King Of Hearts‘.

Says Mollie, “I went to Nashville to start writing the album. The title track ‘Truth Is A Wolf’ written by Gary Nicholson, he was going to give it to Bonnie Raitt or Susan Tedeschi – two artists who are big influences to me. I heard the demo just wurli and vocals and thought it summed up my album. It was the perfect tile song.

A lot of the songs reflect my life. ‘Broken’ is all about ending a relationship and the effect that had on me and my daughter. It’s a rock album, but there are also elements of gospel and country.  It’s grungy, too. I am a grunge girl. I love Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam.  Alanis Morrissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is a favourite album of mine, and also a big influence.

Deluxe Edition CD
Track listing:

  1. Control
  2. Broken
  3. Truth Is A Wolf
  4. Give Me A Reason
  5. Run With The Hounds
  6. Love Your Bones
  7. Transformer
  8. Fortunate Fate
  9. King Of Hearts
  10. My Heaven Can Wait

Bonus Tracks 

  1. Armour
  2. Gravity

Standard Edition CD features tracks 1-10

Bad Touch Plus Special Guest Mollie Marriott
November 2017 UK Tour

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Sheffield Corporation
Thursday 9 November
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Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre
Friday 10 November
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Venue Box Office: 01538 386 112
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Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
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Bristol Tunnels
Thursday 16 November
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Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews,
Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF
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Manchester Ruby Lounge
Friday 17 November
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28-34 High Street, Manchester, M4 1QB
www.therubylounge.com

Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 18 November
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Venue Tel: 0191 230 4474

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36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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Nottingham Bodega
Sunday 19 November
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Venue Box Office: 0115 896 4456
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23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED
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Glasgow Stereo
Thurs 23 November
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22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
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Leeds Brudenell
Friday 24 November
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33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds, LS6 1NY
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Coventry Empire
Saturday 25 November
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Far Gosford St, Coventry, CV15DU
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London Islington Academy
Sunday 26 November
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N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield St, London, N1 0PS

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Norwich Waterfront Studio
Friday 1 December
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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
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Southampton Talking Heads
Saturday 2 December
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16-22 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN
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