Following the announcement of the unique new album from DeWolff, the Dutch trio have released the official video for their new track ‘Blood Meridian I‘.Speaking about the track and video, singer Pablo De Poel explains:

“The riff for ‘Blood Meridian I’ was written on the first day of the French tour, but the Tascam recorder had broken down. “One of the belts had broken and eventually we replaced it with an elastic rubber band. Just so you know: that’s an acoustic guitar rippin’ through your speakers! The verse was written in the van somewhere in Germany. The lyrics are inspired by a Cormac McCarthy book of the same name, about a group of low life outlaws on a vicious killing spree hunting down Native Americans. Not even ghosts will survive to tell the tales of this band.”

“The plan for the video was conceived on the day it was shot: we were shooting a promo shoot with Satellite June in front of our amazing new backdrop by Realfunwow when we figured this setting would make a great music video! Satellite June shot it and Pablo edited it and here it is for y’all to see!”

No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps. DeWolff present to you, the ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!  Adjust your ears, as its coming 10th January 2020 via Mascot Records.

For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.
Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

Track listing:

1. North Pole Blues
2. Blood Meridian I
3. It Ain’t Easy
4. Rain
5. Made It To 27
6. Nothing’s Changing
Let It Fly
8. Blood Meridian II
9. Awesomeness of Love
10. Love Is Such A Waste
11. Am I Losing My Mind
12. Life In A Fish Tank

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Review: Black Stone Cherry – Back to the Blues 2

Mascot Records (November 1st 2019)

Reviewer: Peter Scallan

This is the second of Black Stone Cherry’s ‘Back to Blues‘ EPs. The first one was released in 2017 and received such a great reaction the guys thought they would do it again! Sandwiched in between these has been the full studio album ‘Family Tree‘, which is also much more bluesy than previous BSC offerings. Quite what the purpose of this second blues outing is, I am unsure. However, I am sure glad they did!

With only six tracks on it, the proceedings open with ‘Big Legged Woman‘, which is a Freddie King song. It swaggers along and the addition of the keyboard player pays dividend, with some great blues piano.

Next up is ‘Me and the Devil Blues‘ which also has some great electric piano in it. An original from Robert Johnson, the song has some great twin guitar parts reminiscent of the Allman Brothers. It is breaks down in the middle with the piano being more prominent providing some great light and shade in this version.

All Your Love (I Miss Loving)‘ is I believe a blues standard brought to prominence by Otis Rush and grooves along nicely on a great drum beat with some nice blues licks throughout before breaking into a twelve-bar section. The pace is picked up a little with ‘Down In The Bottom‘ which drives along on a ferocious drum rhythm and is great version of a Howlin’ Wolf song.

We then get treated to the out and out twelve-bar blues intro of ‘Early One Morning‘ before it drops down into a laid back funky rhythm that Elmore James would be proud of. The closing song opens with piano and military-style snare drums that make it sound like a Free song before the guitars kick in. The song in question is Son House’s ‘Death Letter Blues‘ and the guys absolutely rock this number.

Now I know it is an album full of standard covers, and some might say it’s for the collectors only. But I have got to say I have absolutely loved both the Back To Blues EP, and even gladder it is filtering into their original material as evidenced by Family Tree. For once it is nice to see a band grow and just get better and bigger which doesn’t really happen much these days. Perhaps there should also be a little kudos for their label and other labels should have a look at what can be achieved if you truly nurture an artist. Well done to both and long may it continue!

Las Vegas hard-rockers OTHERWISE have released the official music video for their new single ‘Lifted‘, taken from their new album ‘Defy‘. The album was produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead) and will be released on November 8, their first with Mascot Records.

Speaking about the video, singer Adrian Patrick explains “Making the video for Lifted was perhaps the most fun we’ve ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten Title Group), the vehicles & girls were drop-dead gorgeous but the best part was having our family & friends there to celebrate with us; even our Mom stopped by for a few! The director & his team did a phenomenal job putting it all together; the final product came out over-the-top & zany AF, which is exactly what we wanted… we can’t wait for this silly beast to get released so the world can get Lifted with us!”

“It’s about all of the same shit that got me trouble, and the label thought it was the best single to lead with,” chuckles Adrian, speaking about the song itself. “It’s fun. I’ve been the guy the song is about. I’ve lived that life. I’ve been there. It’s real.”
 
The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single ‘Soldiers‘ sold over 10,000 copies. The song went of to feature on 2012s ‘True Love Never Dies,’ which has over 26M Spotify streams alone and has become the band’s anthem. They also became the first band to reach #1 on Sirius Octane without a record label and it was their formidable presence at satellite radio in the U.S. that built the bands following.

They were formed by Sin City born brothers Adrian [lead vocals] and Ryan Patrick [guitar, vocals], on a diet of Stone Temple Pilots, Third Eye Blind and Faith No More, with Tony Carboney [bass, vocals], and Brian Medeiros [drums] completing the line up. The quartet have also previously enlisted high profile friends in Ash Costello (New Years Day) on ‘Heaven’ from their 2012 label debut and Jonathan Davis (Korn) on the self titled track on 2017’s ‘Sleeping Lions’.  Every single  they’ve released has reached the top 30 U.S. Mainstream Rock charts. Adrian Patrick also featured on In This Moment’s 2010 song ‘The Promise,’ the band’s highest charting single to date.

Since their self-titled independent debut in 2006, they’ve unleashed ‘True Love Never Dies‘ [2012], ‘Peace At All Costs‘ [2014], and ‘Sleeping Lions‘ [2017]. Along the way, they have shared the stage with everyone from Stone Sour to Papa Roach in addition to shutting down Welcome To Rockville, Rocklahoma, and Shiprocked!

On ‘Defy‘ they linked up with producer Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead] for the first time, commuting from Las Vegas to his Phoenix studio in order to cut these eleven tracks. “It’s a new chapter all-around, and we’re fired up about it,” the singer says. “Matt is the most creative, prolific producer we’ve ever worked with. He’s the kind of guy we’ve always wanted in our corner.

When you listen to the record, I hope you go, ‘I did not expect that’,” Adrian leaves off. “It’s personal. This is my fucking life. There’s no turning back. This band is the future of my family. It means everything to me—and all of us. This is OTHERWISE.

Sin City’s sons have regrouped, refocussed and thrown down their most impassioned music to date. They’re defiant and ready to come out fighting – bearing their heart, soul and laying it all open in the process.

Track Listing
1. Bad Trip
2. Money
3. Crossfire
4. Lifted
5. Picking At Bones
6. Ain’t Done Yet
7. Goliath
8. Don’t Even
9. Fame and Miss Fortune
10. Unbreakable
11. Good Fight

 

OTHERWISE have unleashed another brand new track from their new studio album ‘Defy‘,which will be released globally on November 8, via Mascot Records.

Speaking about ‘Picking At Bones‘, singer Adrian Patrick explains “Picking At Bones comes from a deeply personal place for my Brother & I, considering some of the circumstances we were internally processing when it was written; it’s easily one of the more astonishing moments on the new album. Whether you’ve just fallen from the highest peak or you’re clawing yourself out of the deepest valley… when the storm hits, you gotta hunker down & hit right back.”
 
The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single ‘Soldiers’ sold over 10,000 copies. The song went of to feature on 2012s ‘True Love Never Dies,’ which has over 26M Spotify streams alone and has become the band’s anthem. They also became the first band to reach #1 on Sirius Octane without a record label and it was their formidable presence at satellite radio in the U.S. that built the bands following.

They were formed by Sin City born brothers Adrian [lead vocals] and Ryan Patrick [guitar, vocals], on a diet of Stone Temple Pilots, Third Eye Blind and Faith No More, with Tony Carboney [bass, vocals], and Brian Medeiros [drums] completing the line up. The quartet have also previously enlisted high profile friends in Ash Costello (New Years Day) on ‘Heaven’ from their 2012 label debut and Jonathan Davis (Korn) on the self titled track on 2017’s ‘Sleeping Lions’.  Every single  they’ve released has reached the top 30 U.S. Mainstream Rock charts. Adrian Patrick also featured on In This Moment’s 2010 song ‘The Promise,’ the band’s highest charting single to date.

Since their self-titled independent debut in 2006, they’ve unleashed ‘True Love Never Dies’ [2012], ‘Peace At All Costs’ [2014], and ‘Sleeping Lions’ [2017]. Along the way, they have shared the stage with everyone from Stone Sour to Papa Roach in addition to shutting down Welcome To Rockville, Rocklahoma, and Shiprocked!

On ‘Defy’ they linked up with producer Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead] for the first time, commuting from Las Vegas to his Phoenix studio in order to cut these eleven tracks.  “It’s a new chapter all-around, and we’re fired up about it,” the singer says. “Matt is the most creative, prolific producer we’ve ever worked with. He’s the kind of guy we’ve always wanted in our corner.”

When you listen to the record, I hope you go, ‘I did not expect that’,” Adrian leaves off. “It’s personal. This is my fucking life. There’s no turning back. This band is the future of my family. It means everything to me—and all of us. This is OTHERWISE.

Sin City’s sons have regrouped, refocussed and thrown down their most impassioned music to date. They’re defiant and ready to come out fighting – bearing their heart, soul and laying it all open in the process.

Track Listing
1. Bad Trip
2. Money
3. Crossfire
4. Lifted
5. Picking At Bones
6. Ain’t Done Yet
7. Goliath
8. Don’t Even
9. Fame and Miss Fortune
10. Unbreakable
11. Good Fight

DeWolff are back and returning to your stereo this winter, but this time they strip down and go COMPACT! No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps, as they present to you, the ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!  Adjust your ears, as its coming 10th January 2020 via Mascot Records.

On the road, there was 10,000 miles of inspiration, a billion particles floating around in the air, just waiting to be turned into songs. It’s like it was almost too much to take in. So, they narrowed the possibilities down to four channels…

Pablo van de Poel, why is this so? Why would you do such a thing?

Pablo: “Well, partly because it seemed fun and it was about time to do something completely different and partly out of necessity. It was recorded in tiny crammed little spaces like the back of our touring van or in some tiny backstage somewhere, so we had to use portable stuff like a drum sampler and pocket synthesizer to make it work.”

For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.

Pablo explains, “On the very first day of the tour the Tascam broke down. Actually it broke down all the time, but our sound tech De Das was able to fix it every time using whatever material was at hand (duct tape, rubber bands, toothpicks etc). We even bought a second Tascam in Spain, but its condition was even worse so we just used it for parts and stuck to our original one that I bought 10 years ago for 50 bucks.”

Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

The riff for ‘Blood Meridian I’ was written on the first day of the French tour, but the recorder had broken down. “One of the belts had broken and eventually we replaced it with an elastic rubber band. Just so you know: that’s an acoustic guitar rippin’ through your speakers! The verse was written in the van somewhere in Germany. The lyrics are inspired by a Cormac McCarthy book of the same name, about a group of low life outlaws on a vicious killing spree hunting down Native Americans. Not even ghosts will survive to tell the tales of this band.” Blood Meridian II‘ is written through the eyes of the outlaw.

It Ain’t Easy‘ was recorded in the back of the sprinter whilst travelling through Germany and hits up 21st century problems whilst ‘Awesomeness of Love‘ was the first song they recorded on the tour, backstage of Krakatoa in Mérignac, “the vocals were done on a total adrenaline trip just seconds after our show in Ubu, Rennes.”

Made It To 27‘, in all its 4-track glory was recorded live right by the roadside in a beautiful part of France, near Carcassonne. “Robin was recovering from food poisoning that made us cancel a show before and he was really not in the mood for recording. This song is about the super healthy tour-life and the self- destructive need to ever work harder, write better, run faster, play harder, do more and do it all the time,” adds the singer/guitarist.

Northpole Blues‘ is a compilation of a number of jams they did in the very first hour they tested the Tascam, ‘Am I losing My Mind?‘ originally started as a heavy Zeppelin-esque blues but turned into a heart-breaking ballad and ‘Life In A Fish Tank‘ was recorded backstage of the Zeche Karl in Essen, German with their friend Arthur Akkermans, singer from the Grand East on Harmonica.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

Track listing:

  1. North Pole Blues
  2. Blood Meridian I
  3. It Ain’t Easy
  4. Rain
  5. Made It To 27
  6. Nothing’s Changing
  7. Let It Fly
  8. Blood Meridian II
  9. Awesomeness of Love
  10. Love Is Such A Waste
  11. Am I Losing My Mind
  12. Life In A Fish Tank

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Otherwise have announced their new studio album ‘Defy‘, which will be released globally on November 8, their first with Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group.

Along with the announcement of ‘Defy,the band have released not one, but two new songs!

The Las Vegas hard-rockers were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single ‘Soldiers‘ sold over 10,000 copies. They also became the first band to reach #1 on Sirius Octane without a record label and it was their formidable presence at satellite radio in the U.S. that built the bands following and lead to them landing their first record deal.

Otherwise were formed by brothers Adrian [lead vocals] and Ryan Patrick [guitar, vocals], on a diet of Stone Temple PilotsThird Eye Blind and Faith No More, with Tony Carboney [bass, vocals], and Brian Medeiros [drums] joining the band in 2014 and 2016 respectively, after a line up change. The quartet have also worked with high profile friends in Ash Costello (New Years Day) on Heaven from their 2012 label debut and Jonathan Davis (Korn) on the self titled track on 2017’s ‘Sleeping Lions. For their new album, the band teamed up with producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead). Speaking about this new partnership, singer Adrian Patrick explains “It’s a new chapter all-around, and we’re fired up about it,” the singer says. “Matt is the most creative, prolific producer we’ve ever worked with. He’s the kind of guy we’ve always wanted in our corner.”

Track Listing
1. Bad Trip
2. Money
3. Crossfire
4. Lifted
5. Picking At Bones
6. Ain’t Done Yet
7. Goliath
8. Don’t Even
9. Fame and Miss Fortune
10. Unbreakable
11. Good Fight

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Crobot and Mascot Records have announced the planned global release of the band’s new studio album Motherbrain on August 23. Earlier this year, the band presented a raucously entertaining lead music video for the song Keep Me Down which can be screened here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFzLwR9kOwQ.

Today, the band and Mascot Records present a second song from the upcoming album titled Low Life which can be heard here: https://youtu.be/bhfaPK70ShM. Motherbrain was produced by Crobot and Corey Lowery.

Like food of the gods, rock ‘n’ roll nourishes the soul. Offering holy communion, Crobot proudly personify a trinity of “meat, strings, and emotion” within their music and during the raucous and raging gigs they remain known for. Striking a delicate balance between hard-charging riffs, ass-shaking funk, and out-of-this-world reflective stage attire, the Pennsylvania quartet – Brandon Yeagley [lead vocals, harmonica], Chris Bishop [guitar, vocals], and Dan Ryan [drums], satisfy starvation for sonic sustenance on their fourth full-length and 2019 debut for Mascot Label Group, Motherbrain. James Lascu and Eddie Collins share the role of touring bassist for Crobot.

“When we were making the record, it was all about ‘meat, strings, and emotion’,” affirms Chris. “It explains the thought process. We’d usually start the day with chicken biscuits from Chik-fil-A. Obviously, I would play the strings. The emotion comes from the sheer power of me playing.”  Yeagley adds, “It had nothing to do with the chicken biscuits.”

Crobot continue to fill a void. Since emerging in 2011, the group have quietly cemented themselves among the rising rock vanguard. Following the 2012 debut Legend of the Spaceborne Killer and 2014’s Something Supernatural, the musicians made waves with Welcome To Fat City in 2016. Consequence of Sound praised the title track as “a stomping slice of doom, and Classic Rock bestowed a coveted 4-out-of-5-star rating on the album, going on to claim, “Welcome To Fat City is a mighty leap forward for Crobot, an ebullient masterclass. Not to mention, they received acclaim from AXS, New Noise Magazine, and more as total album streams surpassed the 1-million-mark. Along the way, Crobot toured with the likes of Anthrax, Clutch, Black Label Society, Volbeat, Chevelle, Motorhead, The Sword, and more in addition to appearing on ShipRocked! and at numerous other festivals.

During late 2017, the boys started to write what would become ‘Motherbrain‘. Signing to Mascot Records, the group went from writing at Chris’ spot in Austin, TX to Marietta, GA where they holed up in the studio with Corey Lowery [Seether, Saint Asonia] for a month.  The producer’s direction to embrace the dark side took life, while Brandon delivered some of the most emotive recordings Crobot has delivered to date.

 “I think it’s a much darker record, musically, lyrically, and thematically,” says the front man. “It’s some of the heaviest material we’ve ever done, but it’s also some of the funkiest. We’re widening the Crobot spectrum even more. It’s the catchiest too. It’s less about wizards and dragons and more about everyday turmoil and the struggles of life. Corey made it digestible and appealing for not just dudes with beards or chicks with dicks.”

They heralded the record with the rabble-rousing ‘Keep Me Down. Meanwhile, the first single ‘Low Life‘ shows the scope of this expanded palette. Featuring chunky guitars and a howling hook, it sees the band co-write with Johnny Andrews and deliver a bold banger. “It’s a song we never would’ve written by ourselves,” Chris continues. “That makes it cool. It took us out of our comfort zone.” “It’s an anthem about this outside perspective on the definition of a lowlife,” explains Brandon. “There’s a misconception that being a touring musician without a lot of money makes you a lowlife, but how is that really any different from the rest of the world? And, if that does make you a lowlife, we’re okay with it!”

Co-written by Brian Vodinh of 10 Years, Burn nods to “the power of Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Dead and Bloated’, and siphons it through “a Crobot filter.Elsewhere, Drown tempers a muscular groove with a magnetic melody, while the “funkiest song” of the bunch Alpha Dawg pays homage to a “funky werewolf mofo” inspired by Teen Wolf. Then, there’s Stoning The Devil. So catchy it might be Satanic, the tune flips tradition upside down.

“I wanted a different spin on the act of stoning the devil,” states Brandon. “Muslims take a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to throw stones at these pillars. The act is supposed to ward off evil spirits and cleanse one’s soul. It’s a different culture for the devil’s storyline in our genre.”

In the end, “meat, strings, and emotion” might just be what rock ‘n’ roll needs in 2019 and beyond…

“When people hear this, I hope they say, ‘Yeah, that’s Crobot’,” the front man leaves off. “We want to maintain our identity from record to record. We always want to be genuine. It’s going to evolve, but it will always be Crobot.”

Track listing:

1. Burn
2. Keep Me Down
3. Drown
4. Low Life
5. Alpha Dawg
6. Stoning The Devil
7. Gasoline
8. Destroyer
9. Blackout
10. After Life
11. The Hive

UK tour dates
20   July                 Norwich                               Waterfront Studio
21   July                 Kent                                      Ramblin Man Fair*
23   July                 Manchester                         Rebellion
24   July                  Blackpool                            Waterloo Bar
25   July                 Birmingham                        Institute 2
26   July                 London                                 Underworld
27   July                 Ebbw Vale                           Steelhouse Festival*
28   July                 Milton Keynes                    Craufurd Arms

European tour dates 
30   July               Utrecht, NL                                      De Helling                         w/ LIFE OF AGONY
31   July               Bremen, DE                                    Schlachthof                       w/ LIFE OF AGONY
01   Aug              Wacken, DE                                    Wacken Festival*
02  Aug               Dusseldorf, DE                               Tube                                  w/ FIREWIND
04  Aug               Eindhoven, NL                                The Jack
06  Aug               Pratteln,  CH                                    Z7                                       w/ MONSTER MAGNET
08  Aug               Bielefield, DE                                  Lokschuppen                   w/ MONSTER MAGNET
09  Aug               Kortrijk, BE                                       Alcatraz Festival*
10  Aug               Leeuwarden, NL                            Into The Grave*

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Psychedelic-blues renegades DeWolff return to display the full force of their live experience on their new record ‘Live & Outta Sight II,’ which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th June, 2019.

Following the release of 2018’s ‘THRUST’ and the acclaim that followed, the band picked up the prestigious Dutch Edison Award for ‘Best Rock Album’ in February, which capped off an incredible 9 months and saw the band play over 100 shows across 13 countries – The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Italy, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Austria and their first trip to Indonesia.

The live album was recorded over their 2018-19 tour of the Netherlands; during DeWolffest 1.5 to 2000 fans at Tivoli, Utrecht on December 29th 2018, the beautiful old theatre Luxor Live in Arnhem on January 10th 2019, Paard van Troje in Den Haag  (The Hague) on February 1st 2019 and the EM2 in Groningen on December 6th.

Talking about the shows, singer/guitarist Pablo van de Poel remembers; “Utrecht was totally epic because Gibson Guitars gave us a Gibson Firebird guitar for the occasion that we could give to a fan. So we organized a competition where people had to post videos of themselves playing a DeWolff song on guitar and the “best” video would win this guitar.” The winner of the guitar, Sonny Ray, joined the band on stage to play. They were also joined by best friend and former guitar tech Stefan Wolfs. “Stefan is a great guitar and pedal steel guitar player himself. He’d been out of the game for some time because he was seriously ill. So it was quite an emotional moment when he went on stage for the first time in almost half a year,” Pablo says.

Many of the songs on ‘Live & Outta Sight II’ are taken from ‘THRUST,’ which is a testament to how well the songs have connected with the fans. Pablo explains, “Once we started playing the songs from our new album live they start living their own life. We use the album track as a foundation and playing together, having fun, somehow always takes us to a 2.0 version of this song.” The record includes new fan favourites ‘Double Crossing Man’, ‘Deceit & Woo’ and ‘Big Talk’ as well older favourites ‘Medicine’ and ‘Don’t You Go Up The Sky’.

THRUST’ crashed into the Top 10 Netherlands Album charts, and then the band stormed across Europe playing sold out shows along the way and visited Indonesia for the first time to play shows in Jakarta, Jogjakarta and Malang. “It was great! It was also crazy!” says Pablo. “Indonesia was totally crazy. We were being treated like rock stars: everywhere we went people wanted to get a picture with us!

Life on the road is always eventful; there was a show in Russia at a biker festival that included pyro cannons, naked fans and strippers, a cancelled show on the Canary Islands due food poisoning, almost hitting a Spanish highway cop with their van driving at 120 km/h which resulted in three motorcycle cops and howling sirens and later wrecking the van in an accident. All the while capturing everything on a 4-track cassette recorder and a portable recording setup with us on tour to write and record a new album!

The band formed in the Netherlands’ Deep South of Geleen, when they were barely teenagers in 2007 by brothers’ Pablo (singer/guitarist) and Luka van de Poel (Drums) and Hammond organist Robin Piso. Named after Harvey Keitel’s character, Winston Wolfe, in Pulp Fiction. They have since picked up fans in the shape of Seasick Steve, had a chance meeting with Robert Plant and have played with Blues Pills, Wolf People, The Black Keys and Deep Purple.

It’s the 12 years of hard work that saw them receive a well-deserved Edison Award for ‘Best Rock Band’ in February 2019. Talking about the win Pablo laughs; “I didn’t expect it at all, because usually rock n roll bands don’t win these kinds of prizes in Holland.

DeWolff have another busy summer planned, taking themselves back on the road; headlining the Volt Stage at Sziget Festival (Hungary), playing Krach am Bach Festival (Germany), Paaspop (Netherlands), Raismes Festival (France) and will be supporting Wolfmother in Utrecht (Netherlands) in June as well as continuing to prolifically cover ground across the continent.

Track listing:

1. Big Talk (Live)
2. Sugar Moon (Live)
3. Medicine (Live)
4. Tombstone Child (Live)
5. California Burning (Live)
6. Deceit & Woo (Live)
7. Share The Ride (Live)
8. Tired Of Loving You (Live)
9. Outta Step & Ill At Ease (Live)
10. Double Crossing Man (Live)
11.  Love Dimension (Live)

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Riff Rock groovehounds CROBOT will be slamming down into the UK in July for 8 shows with one aim; to bring both havoc and joy to the ears of Britain. They will playing 6 headline shows in Norwich, Manchester, Blackpool, Birmingham, London and Milton Keynes as well as festival slots at Ramblin’ Man Fair and Steelhouse.

They recently announced their signing to Mascot Records – home to Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Black Country Communion and VOLA – and are currently working on a brand new album in Atlanta.

Following that, they will be joining supergroup The Damned Things (Anthrax/Fall Out Boy/Every Time I Die/Alkaline Trio) on tour throughout May in the US and will then be hotfooting it to the UK for some howling funk-blues-rock revelry of the finest order. Talking about heading back over the band exclaim; “Ok Beardos… We are coming to eat your beans and dip our riff biscuits in your tea! We can’t wait to slam down some PG Tips with our buds in Wolf Jaw.

You have been warned.

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Sat 20 Jul – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 21 Jul – Kent, Ramblin Man Fair
Tue 23 Jul – Manchester, Rebellion
Wed 24 Jul – Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
Thu 25 Jul – Birmingham, Institute 2
Fri 26 Jul – London, Underworld
Sat 27 Jul – Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Steelhouse Festival
Sun 28 Jul –  Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

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Next month, Monster Truck will be returning to the UK as part of their April-May European Headline run, and to celebrate this Old Sarum Tattoo’s will be setting up pop-up booths to bookend the tour at the Bristol and London shows.
Monster Truck will be joined across all dates by their Edmonton friends, Royal Tusk.

Sometimes there is the dilemma of where to meet up before a gig. Well, for the UK Truckers coming along to the shows, Old Sarum have the answer. They will be packing up the studio and bringing it to the fans for an exclusive Monster Truck tattoo and merch shop, giving fans a unique opportunity to unite, buy merch, get inked up, hang out and then rock out.

There will be a range of special Monster Truck designs to choose from as well as classic rock and roll designs.  They will be based at The Hatchet Inn, Bristol on Thursday 18th April and at the original Hard Rock Cafe, London on Saturday 27th April. The stands will be open from 12pm both days. For the designs contact them at Facebook and Instagram.

The Salisbury based studio has rock & roll run through their veins, which has seen them have pop-up booths at Download Festival as well as shows for Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm, King 810 and Steel Panther.
The headline run from the Canadian hard rockers, follows their triumphant Arena tour with Black Stone Cherry late last year. They will be playing songs form their new album ‘True Rockers’, which was released on Mascot Records in September, as well as some of their classics.

It has been 2 years since their last headline run outside the US and Canada and talking about returning for the tour singer/bassist Jon Harvey says, “I f***ing love Europe and the UK! I’m so excited to come back and play a proper headline set to our supporters! We have an incredible night of rock n roll planned. It will be a night no one will ever forget.

True Rockers’ was written during the time on the road whilst they were touring with the likes of Deep Purple, Billy Talent, Nickelback, Jane’s Addiction and more through 2016 and 2017 . The UK got the first taste of the new songs during their explosive set on the main stage at Download Festival this summer on the Guns’ n Roses headline day.

2019 European Tour Dates
Thurs 18 Apr         O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Fri 19 Apr              O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Sat 20 Apr             O2 Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Mon 22 Apr           SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tues 23 Apr          O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, UK – SOLD OUT
Thurs 25 Apr         Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
Fri 26 Apr              Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Sat 27 Apr             Electric Ballroom, London, UK

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