In the years since he first surfaced from the depths that spawned him, Delaney Davidson has been one of the most vividly realized characters in New Zealand music. ‘Self Decapitation‘ and ‘Bad Luck Man‘ it seems were paving the way for greater, grittier things to arrive. His new album ‘Swim Down Low‘ out on Outside Inside Records is a rough cut slice of bad taste blues and it makes for one hell of a record.
As you dive in you are treated to heartsick howlers, fishing tales, backwater dramas, and all manner of rancid little ditties. The twang has been left out in the sun too long and it has grown sour. His stabs at sentimentality (such as ‘The Poison Song‘) manage to be sincere even if you’re constantly waiting for that knowing wink or a sly tip of his hand. ‘Swim Down Low’ is an album that is sincere and vicious in equal measure.
This month Delaney Davidson embarks on a European tour wíth a band (consisting of The Mojomatics members) and travels through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands (including two Dutch show with The Urban Voodoo Machine and Graveyard Train). Find all tourdates underneath.
2014.07.11 Pontinia (IT) @ Pontinia Rock & Blues
2014.07.12 La Spezia (IT) @ Spazio Boss
2014.07.13 Bergamo (IT) @ Joe Koala
2014.07.15 Fribourg (CH) @ Les Georges Festival
2014.07.16 Thonon (FR) @ La Guinguette
2014.07.18 Lugano (CH) @ Lugano Buskers
2014.07.19 Lugano (CH) @ Lugano Buskers
2014.07.20 Freiburg (DE) @ Slow Club
2014.07.21 Tubingen (DE) @ Hausbar Munzgasse 13
2014.07.23 Rosenheim (DE) @ Hole Club
2014.07.24 Munchen (DE) @ Unterdeck
2014.07.25 Rostock (DE) @ JAZ
2014.07.26 Lubeck (DE) @ Treibsand
2014.07.27 Hamburg (DE) @ MS Hedi Boat
2014.07.28 Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
2014.07.29 Hannover (DE) @ Glocksee
2014.07.30 Berlin (DE) @ Bassy Club
2014.07.31 Unna (DE) @ Spatz & Wal
2014.08.01 Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
2014.08.02 Utrecht (NL) @ De Helling
Generally The Sonics are seen as one of the founders of garagerock. Catchy choruses, heavily distorted guitars, screaming organs and ripping saxophone solos define the sound of The Sonics. In the 60s they released the albums ‘Here Are The Sonics‘ and ‘Boom‘, both classics of the genre.
Next week The Sonics will be back in A’dam:
08-07-2014: Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg w/ Anomalys
Earlier this year a loud show of The Sonics concluded the Rhythm & Bluesnight in Groningen. 3VOOR12 wrote this gig proves there is no expiration date to good music and Kindamuzik literally said “The Sonics blew away the audience completely and máde the evening; without their show it would have not been unforgettable at all”.
More info: www.bluegrassfestival.nl
As Chicago’s most lethal band of the fast-rising noise pop neurotics, Heavy Times have carved out a uniquely hypnotic sound that’s hard to pin down but easy to fall for, and fast. Crushingly melodic vocal hooks cleverly interwoven with static-filled harmonies no one’s prepared for, all executed with a snarling blow to the pleasure receptors. Their massive, almost cavernous grungy pop will escape most realistic comparisons, but as the scuzz starts to feverishly build and disseminate on each successive track of ‘Jacker,’ it becomes quickly evident that the songs that frame these livid bursts of punk energy are always worth waiting for.
This is a band that carefully divides its power, bringing the hammer down right where it needs to hit, and locking into a euphonic wave of impossibly catchy, spidery guitar lines that soar and dive with the best of ‘em so well, you’ll swear you’ve heard these chords somewhere before. What’s more is that Heavy Times have just as much of a hand on blasting your eardrums into oblivion as they do on their signature mega-melodic wall of vocals, washing like a golden glaze over each track with an enchantingly harmonic howl, that clearly defines their hyperactive Wipers-soaked sound to the core.
They take their latest album ‘Fix It Alone‘ to Europe this month for the first time ever.
See all tourdates at the bottom of this message
2014.06.22 Hilvarenbeek (NL) @ Best Kept Secret
2014.06.23 Utrecht (NL) @ ACU
2014.06.24 Hannover (DE) @ Glocksee (Ruby Tuesday)
2014.06.25 Copenhagen (DK) @ Bakken
2014.06.26 Groningen (NL) @ Vera
2014.06.27 London (UK) @ Birthdays
2014.06.28 Manchester (UK) @ Kraak
2014.06.29 Cardiff (UK) @ Glasnost Festival
2014.07.01 Tubingen (DE) @ Blauer Salon
The Devil Makes Three are in Germany right now and are heading to The Netherlands this weekend for two shows. It will be there first ever shows in our country! Their travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, ‘I’m a Stranger Here’ which is out now!
THIS weekend the band is in The Netherlands for two shows:
13-06-2014: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Jailbreak Festival
14-06-2014: Nijmegen (NL) @ Kids ‘n’ Billies Festival
With upright bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, guitarist/singer Pete Bernhard crafted a dozen tunes, part road songs, part heartbreak songs and part barnburners. While most bands are propelled from behind by a drummer, TDM3 builds exuberant rhythms from the inside out, wrapping finger-picked strings and upsurging harmonies around chugging acoustic guitar and bass, plying an ever-growing audience onto its feet to jump, shake and waltz.
Get in the mood and listen to ” for KEXP: