New Music: PREMIERE: Unreleased Track By Lost Psych Legends Ramases

Ramases and Selket

Ramases and Selket

 

This Was The World heralds posthumous revival for the heating engineer turned ancient Egyptian rock god.

THE SWIRLING PSYCH EDDIES of Ramases’ 1971 album Space Hymns were hymned in MOJO magazine’s Buried Treasure column in 2014, a not-before-time celebration of its heady mix of spiritual rebirth, eco-conscious vibes and hippy forthrightness.

One of a select coterie of contemporary converts was Swedish actor Peter Stormare – since then, an intimidating presence in Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Prison Break. Currently the owner-operator of his own Stormvox album, he has declared his love for Ramases by facilitating a career-encompassing 6-disc box set, out today.

Here’s a taste of its arcane riches, in the shape of unreleased bonus track, This Was The World…

 

 

Ramases was the creation and alter-ego of Barrington Frost, a former army PT instructor turned central heating engineer born in Sheffield. Adopting the persona of an Egyptian Pharaoh, the former jazz singer embarked on a pop career in earnest in 1968, involving wife Dorthy, renamed for the Egyptian goddess of cures and protection, Selket.

Interesting Herman’s Hermits manager Harvey Lisberg in their quirky, mystic chant-songs, the duo decamped to Strawberry Studios in Stockport to craft Space Hymns with the aid of the group Hotlegs – soon to be rather better known as 10cc. Sadly, Space Hymns, and a more skeletal and downbeat follow-up album, Glass Top Coffin (1975) failed to deliver widespread recognition and, bedevilled by mental health issues, Barrington Frost died by his own hand in 1978.

Available from today, the 6-disc Ramases set by Stormvox Records includes:
 1. Space Hymns (re-mastered); 
2. Space Hymns (rarities)
; 3. Glass Top Coffin (re-mastered)
; 4. Glass Top Coffin (rarities); 
5. Singles & Bonuses
; 6. A Tribute to… (covers)

For more information on Ramases and Stormvox Records visit www.stormvox.com

And here’s Stormare on the genius of Ramases…

 

The 6-disc Ramases set by Stormvox Records includes:
1. Space Hymns (re-mastered)
2. Space Hymns (rarities)
3. Glass Top Coffin (re-mastered)
4. Glass Top Coffin (rarities)
5. Singles & Bonuses
6. A Tribute to… (covers)

For more information on Ramases and Stormvox Records
www.stormvox.com

For all press and media inquiries, please contact lily@golightlymedia.com.

Jake Bugg on winning this year’s Mercury Prize: ‘It doesn’t mean a whole lot to me’

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Jake Bugg has admitted that winning this year’s Mercury Music Prize is not especially important to him.

The singer’s self-titled debut LP has been nominated alongside albums by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Disclosure, Savages and Laura Marling, among others. According to the latest odds from Paddy Power, Bugg is currently a 33/1 outsider to take home the £20,000 prize money when the winning album is announced on October 30. Disclosure are 5/2 favorites followed by Laura Mvula (3/1) and Bowie (6/1).

“It’s great to be nominated, but the Mercurys don’t mean a whole lot to me – that’s not why I make music, to get awards,” Bugg said during an interview with the Coventry Telegraph. “I make albums for people to listen to. I started writing songs in the hope they could mean something, could help someone, could inspire someone, could make someone’s day. That’s the best thing in the world for me.”

Bugg is set to release his second album, ‘Shangri La’, on November 18. The follow-up to last year’s self-titled debut is named after Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio, where the 19 year old singer-songwriter recorded the album. Rubin produced the album, and it features Jason Lader on bass, Matt Sweeney on guitar and Pete Thomas [The Attractions] on drums.

Jake Bugg – What Doesn’t Kill You

Jake Bugg embarks on a sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland next month and into November, including three dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 23, 24 and 25.

Jake Bugg will play:

Bournemouth BIC (October 19)
Plymouth Pavilions (20)
Brighton Centre (22)
London O2 Academy Brixton (23, 24, 25)
Swindon Oasis (27)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28, 29)
Glasgow O2 Academy (31, November 1)
Doncaster Dome (November 2)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (4, 5)
Manchester O2 Apollo (6)
Doncaster Dome (9)
Birmingham O2 Academy (10)
Liverpool Cavern (11)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (12)
Manchester O2 Apollo (13)

90.3fm Radio Segment Seeking New Music Jul 06, 2012 – Music Clout

90.3fm Radio Segment Seeking New Music

Jul 06, 2012

Music Clout

Category: Radio – Podcasts
Type: Radio
Genres: Electronica, Pop
Details: New on-air radio segment for New York’s 90.3fm WHPC called “Undiscovered Uncovered” is seeking new music to play on the air.

“Undiscovered Uncovered” is a new music segment that features up-and-coming musicians. One of their original singles will be featured on air along with an interview segment with the artist.

This is a great opportunity to gain some serious exposure and have your songs played on the air as well as an interview conducted on the air as well.

Deadline August 06, 2012

Submit your song