Hank Erix, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band Houston, has announced the release of his first solo album ‘Nothing But Trouble‘ on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK and released an audio teaser for the upcoming music video for ‘Fortune Hunter‘, the first single from his new album.
As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will“.
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer – Hank Erix.
Hank Erix is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band Houston. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download Festival. Over almost a decade with Houston, Hank Erix has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it’s finally time for the release of his solo debut ‘Nothing but Trouble‘.
The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of Houston taking a bold step forward from the expected Houston sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles. Tagging along with Hank Erix on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite, Palace, Gutterdämerung & Adrenaline Rush.
Hank Erix – Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace – Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Daniel Johansson – Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson – Drums
Micke Jansson – Keyboard / Synth
Linnea Vikström – Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman – Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind – Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace – Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’
Warrior Soul, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, will release their new studio album, entitled ‘Back On The Lash‘ on December 1st, via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
Warrior Soul are back with profane sermons delivered at high velocity and maximum volume and this is what the new album is all about! ‘Back On The Lash‘ is a powerful statement of intent from Kory and Warrior Soul. Kory Clarke is one of the last true rock n’ roll frontmen and since the classic ‘Last Decade Dead Century‘ in 1990 he has continued to swim against the tide of mediocrity and safe rebellion. His last solo album ‘Payback’s A Bitch‘ received the full score in Rolling Stone magazine upon release. This firebrand of political invective and rock n’ roll is back on the lash with a new album for 2017 and you won’t hear a more powerful or authentic album this year. It is everything you would expect aggressive, vile and wants to make you go to the bar and tell the planet to f**k off.
- American Idol
- I Get Fucked Up
- Back On The Lash
- Further Decay
- Thrill Seeker
- Goin’ Broke Gettin’ High
- Black Out
- I’ve Got The Rock
- That’s How We Roll
UK Tour Dates:
Nov 24th – Fuel – Cardiff
Nov 25th – Maverics Rock Bar – Burnley
Nov 27th – Subside – Birmingham
Nov 29th – The Live Rooms – Chester – Happy Birthday Kory Clarke !
Nov 30th – The Arches – Coventry
Dec 1st – The Facebar – Reading
Dec 2nd – The Joint – London – Live New Album Showcase
Dec 3rd – Croydon Festival – London
Swedish rocker SULO (Diamond Dogs, The Crunch) to release his new album ‘Sulo’s Full English‘ on October 27th, via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The album contains 12 brand new tracks plus 7 bonus tracks. The extra tracks comes from the soundtrack that followed with the book ‘Keep Yourself Alive‘, and it’s the first time they’ll be released outside of Scandinavia.
‘Sorry For The Young‘ is the first single, with special guest appearance from ex Quireboy ‘Guy Bailey‘ and produced by Kevin Porée. The video was made by The Duke of Honk Henrik Widen.
- Lady Jane
- Something About That Girl
- Sorry For The Young
- Among The Angels
- Run For Your Life
- Hit Me With Your Rock n’ Roll
- Lightning Strikes Twice
- Stand On The Rocks
- Is It Love On Your Mind
- Finest Words
- Life’s Work
- My Bounty From Above
- Hot Swagger In The Big Smoke (with Billy Bremner)
- Roxette (with Wilko Johnson)
- Enjoy The Risk (with Robert Wyatt)
- Poor, Poor Heart (with Billy Bremner)
- Borstal Breakout (with Dave Tregunna)
- Roses & Rings (with Spike Gray)
- Teenage Depression (with Dave Higgs)
SULO (Diamond Dogs) cooks up a traditional British dish and invites along some of finest chefs for a greasy spoon of rock n’ roll”. Since Diamond Dogs called it a day after releasing their final effort ‘Quitters and Complainers‘ frontman Sulo Karlsson been a very busy man. Sulo has seen active duty touring and recording with his UK supergroup The Crunch (Terry Chimes (Clash), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69), Mick Geggus (Cockney Rejects), releasing a country duet album ‘Sulo’s Brilliant Outsiders‘ that saw him share the microphone with artists such a as Maria Mckee, Bellamy Brothers, Paul Young, Janis Ian and more as well as releasing an Americana masterpiece with The Piggyback Riders featuring legendary U.K. guitarist Chris Spedding. But even if Diamond Dogs is now history, his deep love for British 70′s rock by the likes of Rod Stewart, Frankie Miller and Mott the Hoople has not cooled ‘Sulo’s Full English‘ and kicks off in classic Diamond Dogs fashion.
Swedish AOR band, Houston, have released a brand new lyric video & single for the song ‘Dangerous Love‘, the track is taken from their forthcoming 5th album titled ‘III‘, due out on November 24th via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
Houston has been around since their self-titled debut album in 2010 and landed the number one in Classic Rock Magazine‘s AOR chart that year, up against outfits such as Unruly Child, Crashdiet, H.e.a.t and Nelson. The band then went on to play the festival circuit with appearances at Sweden Rock, Download Festival UK, Rock of Ages Germany as well as touring the UK with Swedish sleaze rockers CrashDiet.
Houston‘s second album ‘Relaunch‘ featured a cover song called ‘Runaway‘ that became the soundtrack to Red Bull‘s own Danny MacAskill’s Extreme BMX video ‘Imaginate‘ which has over 74 million views on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify and counting.
Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile) the band created ‘III‘. Martin Karlegård has worked with French Idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band ‘The Sounds‘ and has helped the band to add a mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock.
As singer Hank Erix explains, “It’s been a very creative time with Martin, it’s great to find a producer that brings out the best in you for every single take. Personally I’ve never delivered such a vocal performance as on this album. I really found my sound and I have matured musically since our last album and especially since our debut in 2010. This is a new beginning for Houston.”
Hank Erix – Lead vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Calle Hammar – Guitars/Backing vocals
Victor Lundberg – Keyboards/Backing vocals
Oscar Lundström – Drums