The Strypes’ Debut Album ‘Snapshot’ is an electrifying collage of the band’s own material

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The Strypes’ Debut Album ‘Snapshot’ Released Sept 9th 2013

Just under a year after they emerged with their first release – ‘Young, Gifted & Blue’, a set of vintage R’n’B covers – The Strypes are set to crown their phenomenal rise with the release of their debut full-length album – ‘Snapshot‘, available since September 9th on Virgin EMI.

Few bands have rocketed in 2013 as The Strypes have without the hype à la Haim. Entering the year on the back of praise for ‘Young, Gifted & Blue’ and swelling excitement surrounding their astonishingly explosive live shows, The Strypes released their major label debut single – ‘Blue Collar Jane’ – in April, shortly before playing a show at the legendary 100 Club in London, tickets for which sold out within the space of an hour.

They’ve since continued to tour extensively, including a set on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury that saw the tent completely packed out. The Strypes will extend their reach even further this winter when they embark on a stadium tour of the UK and Europe with the Arctic Monkeys, taking in some of the continent’s premiere venues.

‘Snapshot’ – an electrifying collage of The Strypes’ own material and some of the much-loved throwback covers that pepper their live sets – is now available.

The Strypes Band
  • The Strypes (16-18 yrs-old) are 4-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums).

    The group has spent the past 18 months launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals of Ireland, the UK and Europe, viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues repertoire drawing from the songbooks of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Slim Harpo and more with the passion and venom of British blues groups such as Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals.

    Having already been met with critical acclaim from greats such as Jeff Beck and Paul Weller and been tipped by NME as the No. 1 new band to watch, it seems things can only get better for The Strypes.

Nominations: UK Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Act

Changing of the Seasons – Two Door Cinema Club’s New EP

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Two Door Cinema Club  revealed the title track from the ‘Changing Of The Seasons’ EP  on BBC Radio 1,  August 15. Scroll down to listen to the track, which was produced by French teenager Madeon. The three track EP was released on September 30, 2013. 

The band also announced details of a gig at London’s O2 Arena on December 13. They will headline the 20,000 capacity venue following a number of festival appearances this summer, including dates at Glastonbury, T In The Park and this weekend’s V Festival (August 17 and 18).

Guitarist Sam Halliday enthuses: “It doesn’t feel real yet; at the moment it feels like a dream. It’s testing the water of a new sort of show. I went to see Beyonce at the O2 recently and that show definitely fits in the O2. Then I think back to that and think of our show at the minute… We want to try and fill the stage a bit more and be confident commanding a crowd rather than just playing the songs.”

Two Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish indie rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee, County Down, formed in 2007. The band consists of Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar, beats, synths) Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Kevin Baird (bass, backing vocals).

The band’s debut album, Tourist History, was released on 1 March 2010 by French independent record label Kitsuné Music. In the United States, where the band are signed to Glassnote Records, the album was released on 27 April 2010. Tourist History was selected for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year (2010) the following year.

The band’s second album Beacon was released on 3 September 2012 and debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chart.

Changing of the Seasons is the first release by the band since they left Kitsuné and signed with former EMI subsidiary Parlophone Records.

The lead single from the EP is the title track, “Changing of the Seasons”. It features production from electronic producer Madeon and can also be found on the 2013 reissue of Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore album “Beacon”.

Track listing

Digital download
  1. Changing of the Seasons – 3:43
  2. Crystal – 3:22
  3. Golden Veins – 4:16
  4. Changing of the Seasons (Monsieur Adi Remix) – 6:23
12″ vinyl
  1. Changing of the Seasons
  2. Changing of the Seasons (Monsieur Adi Remix)
  3. Changing of the Seasons (Francesco Rossi Remix)
  4. Changing of the Seasons (Instrumental Mix)

God Is An Astronaut – Latest Album ‘Origins’

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God Is An Astronaut

‘Origins’ is the latest album by the Irish rock band God Is An Astronaut.

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God is an Astronaut is a band from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Their music is suggested to combine epic melodies of post-rock, the precision of electronic-fueled Krautrock à la Tangerine Dream and elements of space rock.

Here is the band video interview in Berlin back in September.

Album tracks

1. The End of the Beginning
2. From Dust to the Beyond
3. Ascend to Oblivion
4. Coda
5. Remembrance
6. Point Pleasant
7. Fall from the Stars
8. Twilight
9. Coma
10. Route 666
11. Lost Symphony