Nouvelle Vague announce coast-to- coast US Tour starting Jan 22nd! NV3 Out NOW on Peace Frog!

Friday, Jan. 22, Philadelphia, PA, World Café
Saturday, Jan. 23, New York, NY, Webster Hall
Sunday, Jan. 24, Boston, MA, Somerset
Tuesday, Jan. 25, Montreal, PQ, Metropolis
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Toronto, ONT, Opera House
Thursday, Jan. 28, Detroit, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
Friday, Jan. 29, Chicago, IL, Logan Square
Monday, Feb. 1, Denver, CO, Bluebird
Tuesday, Feb. 2, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Thursday, Feb. 4, Seattle, WA, King Cat
Friday, Feb. 5, Vancouver, BC, Venue
Sunday, Feb. 7, San Francisco, CA, Regency
Monday, Feb. 8, Sant Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda
Friday, Feb. 12, Dallas, TX, Granada
Saturday, Feb. 13, Austin, TX, Mohawk
Sunday, Feb. 14, New Orleans, LA, Republic
Tuesday, Feb. 16, Miami, FL, Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Orlando, FL, Firestone
Thursday, Feb. 18, Atlanta, GA, Loft
Saturday, Feb. 20, Washington DC, 9:30 Club

Nouvelle Vague teamed up with the legendary creators of these musical gems for a series of duets including “Master & Servant” (feat. Martin Gore), “Road to Nowhere”, “All My Colours (feat. Ian McCulloch), “Blister In The Sun”, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (feat. Terry Hall), “God Save The Queen”, “Parade” (feat. Barry Admanson)

Led by producer/arrangers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and sung by a revolving cast of chanteuses, the group’s first two albums, Nouvelle Vague (2004) and Bande A Part (2006) have sold well over half-a-million copies. Not wishing to tinker with this winning formula, but evolving all the same, “3” picks up where “Bande A Part” left off, and this time they’re joined by some famous names.

Final Conflict – re-release of the “Stand Up” album

“Stand Up” is the band’s third album which includes such classic FC’s tracks like “Stand Up”, “Miss D Meanour” or “Stop”. Originally released in 1997 by German Angular Records the album got sold out in 2003. Ever since then, the band wanted to re-release this title.

Andy Lawton (vocal, guitar) says: “A re-release of ‘Stand Up’ has always been a desire. However, the record company owned the recording rights to the album for a period of 5 years so our hands were tied. Also the original artwork and master recording had gone missing from the record company so we were forced to shelve any re-release plans until further notice. Album releases followed, and ‘Hindsight’ and ‘Simple’ were very successful in their own right. Throughout this period, a burning desire to re-release ‘Stand Up’ was never far away and we always harboured hope that somewhere along the line it would happen. 2008 saw Final Conflict play a hugely successful live concert in Poland with the subsequent release of a live DVD and CD – “Another Moment in Time” – helping to further enhance our reputation as a live band playing accessible progressive rock music. In 2009, Metal Mind Productions asked for permission to re-release ‘Stand Up’ on their own label. Final Conflict agreed to remaster the original soundtrack.”
As part of the deal it was agreed that bonus tracks be added to the album in order to help the first recording maintain its originality whilst offering new tracks.

Brian Donkin (vocal, guitar) explains: “With the re-release of the album it was decided by the band that three bonus tracks should be added. Firstly, we would re-record “A Moment in Time”. The inspiration behind this idea was the energy behind the new rhythm section of Henry Rogers (drums) and Barry Elwood (bass), which allowed the band to give this song more depth, feeling and power. So like true musicians we locked ourselves away in the studio and got down to some serious work and before we knew it we had completely changed the feel and mood of the song yet still keeping with the original arrangement (almost). Listening to the finished project, we are all very happy with the outcome and hope that you will be too. The next decision was to write a brand new Acoustic track. So, as before, the doors were locked in the Studio and we sat down (as you do when you get older) to start the task of writing lyrics. After many discussions on different topics, we got onto the subject of gambling and the many aspects that this conjured up, we then set about writing the lyrics based upon the many dilemmas that gambling can bring, thus naming the track “Losing it all”. This then inspired us to base the acoustics around a more dark and haunting rhythm, though in true FC spirit, we still kept the FC trademark sounds. The re-release of “Stand Up” promises to be a brilliant new album and we are just so excited to get it out there!!”
With all of the bonus tracks written and recorded now, the work on the re-release of Final Conflict’s “Stand Up” album is gradually drawing to an end. Henry Rogers (drums): “We are moving along quickly at the moment, getting really stuck into the work that we have at hand, we are so excited to finish and hear the results of our work!”

The remastered edition of “Stand Up”, enriched in 3 bonus tracks, will be released by Metal Mind Productions in early 2010. Full details to be announced soon.

Final Conflict’s most recent release “Another Moment In Time – Live in Poland” is still available in 3 formats: DVD, limited DVD+CD edition and a limited CD digipak. For full details go here:

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NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Phillipe

Metaphysical Mother is the follow up to the album Spiritual Orgasm. A special tribute to Black women & Mothers, dedicated to my Mother and the whole feminine principle of the universe. The Poetic flow is one of a kind and Phillipe really puts it down. A special treat for the ladies. Hip-poetry & Flow-etry with a twist of Soul is what Phillipe describes his style of poetry or spoken word. One of the Kings of poetry in the Atlanta poet circut, Phillipe represents well and holds it down. Continue reading “NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Phillipe”


Brooklyn-based five-piece Extra Life has announced the release of their second album, Made Flesh, on LOAF Recordings in March 2010. Extra Life is the primary musical vehicle for Charlie Looker, singer, guitarist and composer, who has become one of the most intense and respected voices in the New York experimental underground. Looker was a core member of legendary brutal chamber ensemble Zs and has also worked with diverse artists such as Dirty Projectors, Glenn Branca, William Parker and the S.E.M. Ensemble.

Formed in 2007, Extra Life combines elements of Medieval chant, metallic hardcore, dark neofolk, abstract modernism and lush pop. The music is cosmic in scope, a sacred alchemical marriage of the earth’s crude, blackened weight and the ethereal light of the divine. Extra Life’s debut CD, Secular Works, was released in the US in 2008 on Planaria Recordings and in Europe in 2009 on LOAF Recordings to wide critical acclaim. Their month-long tour of the U.S. included bills alongside Carla Bozulich, Abe Vigoda, the Dead Science, Excepter, Thrones and Rain Machine. Extra Life also did a European tour, playing festivals including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Villette Sonique (France), Kilbi (Switzerland) and Moers (Germany) and sharing bills with Sonic Youth, Sunn 0))), My Bloody Valentine and Deerhunter.

Both more accessible and more severe than their previous work, Made Flesh extends from fragile acoustic ballads to industrial symphonic assaults and deepens the band’s signature heaviness while also exploring more psychedelic studio treatments, electronic textures and synths.

The band is currently offering a free mp3 download of their song, “Black Hoodie,” taken from a limited edition split 12″ with Nat Baldwin, which will be re-recorded/re-imagined for Made Flesh.

Extra Life Selected Press:

“Every so often there’s a record so accomplished that it makes most albums of its type sound ridiculous, and Secular Works is one of those … Remarkable for its scope, depth and technical accomplishment, Secular Works is a devastating record that has the power to change minds, if only people hear it. Don’t miss out.” – Dusted Magazine

“In Extra Life, Looker taps into a mesmerizing form of avant-rock raga, repeating words, and shifting into a windswept, entrancing post-punk throat singing … these are master works.” – Stereogum

” … scarily focused and ruthlessly complex in a post-prog sort of way, but it also flirts with a dark, sumptuous art-pop vibe. The end product is relentless, enveloping and frequently gorgeous.” – Time Out New York

“…Looker’s sense of arrangement and composition melds each sound into a gripping work where fear and urgency loom within each track … It creates an aesthetic so grave and completely realized that it’s with the best sense of anxiety that I anticipate where Extra Life goes next.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

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Glasgow Grin Announces Hypothermia Tour With The Serpent And The Siren

Glasgow Grin, featuring former members of Dear Black Diary, has announced their upcoming Hypothermia Tour 2009 with Serpent and The Siren. The tour will cross-cross Ontario throughout the month of January and February with more dates expected to be announced soon. Continue reading “Glasgow Grin Announces Hypothermia Tour With The Serpent And The Siren”

Quirky, brainy pop of Veda Hille continues to get good press reactions

Canadian songwriter/musician/singer Veda Hille released her 13th album This Riot Life, earlier this year. The album is being released worldwide on Ape House, the label owned by XTC leader Andy Partridge. Continue reading “Quirky, brainy pop of Veda Hille continues to get good press reactions”

Malefice Tour, Tour, Tour

Tour w/ Kittie, It Dies Today
01/02 Wetzlar, Germany Franzis
01/03 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
01/04 Aarhus, Denmark Train
01/05 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega Jr.
01/06 Berlin, Germany Magnet
01/07 Cologne, Germany Underground
01/08 Karlsruhe, Germany Die Stadtmitte
01/09 Ravenna, Italy Rock Planet
01/10 Winterthur, Switzerland Salzhaus
01/12 Paris, France Trabendo
01/13 Zaandam, Netherlands De Kade
01/14 Dorndrecht, Netherlands Bibelot
01/15 Aarschot, Belgium Jc De Klinker
01/16 Leeds, UK Rios
01/17 Newcastle, UK Academy 2
01/18 Glasgow, Scotland Classic Grand
01/19 Margrate, UK WestCoastBar
01/20 Manchester, UK Moho Live
01/21 Stoke on Trent, UK Sugermill
01/22 Birmingham, UK Academy 2
01/23 London, UK Underworld
01/24 Poole, UK Chords
End tour
03/11-03/13 Prestatyn Pontins Hammerfest II

Reel Big Fish Begin 2010 Tour

Reel Big Fish had a bang-up 2009 with not ONE, but TWO releases: the studio album, Fame, Fortune, and Fornication and the Live! In Concert! DVD, as well as a U.S. tour with Two-Tone legends The English Beat. Now, the perennial Ska Masters will be ringing in the holidays with a series of three Southern California shows (LA, OC and San Diego) that the band is dubbing the Winter Informal.

In 2010, the ‘Fish will play a short string of US dates before kicking off a ginourmous overseas tour that will find them playing for audiences in Russia, the UK, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia. The tour kicks off January 14 in St. Petersburg, Russia and wraps up March 5th in Honolulu, HI.

Formed in the ‘burbs of Orange County, CA in the early 90’s, Reel Big Fish has gone on to release 6 full-length studio releases, headline countless tours all over the world and amass combined sales of over a million albums.

Reel Big Fish is currently holed up in the studio, working on a new album to be released this summer.

Reel Big Fish’s Live! In Concert DVD and the studio album Fame, Fortune, and Fornication are both available now.

Reel Big Fish On Tour:

Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party

Jan 6 2010

Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

Jan 7 2010

Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Jan 8 2010

Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

Jan 9 2010

Murray, UT – Murray Theater

Jan 10 2010

Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

Jan 14 2010

Russia/ St. Petersburg @ Glavclub

Jan 15 2010

Russia/ Moscow @ Glavclub

Jan 17 2010

UK @ Plymouth University

Jan 18 2010

UK @ Bristol 02 Academy

Jan 19 2010

UK @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Jan 20 2010

UK @ Oxford 02 Academy

Jan 21 2010

UK @ Norwich UEA

Jan 22 2010

UK @ Manchester Academy

Jan 23 2010

Scotland @ Glasgow 02 Academy

Jan 24 2010

UK @ Newcastle 02 Academy

Jan 25 2010

UK @ Birmigham 02 Academy

Jan 26 2010

UK @ Leeds Metropolitain Uni

Jan 27 2010

UK @ Nottingham Rock City

Jan 28 2010

UK @ London Koko

Jan 29 2010

UK @ London Koko

Jan 30 2010

Belgium @ Brussels Botanique

Jan 31 2010

Holland @ Utrecht Tivoli

Feb 1 2010

Holland @ Eindhoven Effenaar

Feb 2 2010

Germany @ Hamburg Grunspan

Feb 3 2010

Germany @ Berlin Magnet

Feb 4 2010

Germany @ Frankfurt Batschkapp

Feb 5 2010

Germany @ Stuttgart Wagenhalle

Feb 6 2010

Germany @ Munster Sputnikhalle

Feb 7 2010

Germany @ Koln Gloria

Feb 8 2010

Germany @ Munich backstage

Feb 9 2010

Austria @ Graz Orpheum

Feb 10 2010

Austria @ Vienna Arena

Feb 11 2010

Swizterland @ Zurich Abart

Feb 20 2010

Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Brisbane

Feb 21 2010

Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Sydney

Feb 26 2010

Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Melbourne

Feb 27 2010

Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Adelaide

Mar 1 2010

Australia @ Soundwave Festival 2010 Perth

Mar 5 2010

Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Café

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NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Ronny Lee

Currently Ronny Lee is focusing on an acoustic / classical baroque era release which features 14th and 15th century music performed on a classical guitar with a Guitar Synthesizer. This is a marriage between the old style and new guitar synth technology. Ronny Lee is a versatile blues artist who has been performing all over the west coast for many years. Continue reading “NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Ronny Lee”

Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling- on DVD 1/13/09

Two best friends that have lost touch and a foreigner in a strange land head into the wilderness on a hilariously harebrained expedition when WITHOUT A PADDLE: NATURE’S CALLING comes exclusively to DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment on January 13, 2009. An uproarious follow up to the 2004 hit adventure comedy Without a Paddle, this all-new movie marks the first feature from Paramount Famous Productions, the studio’s recently launched made-for-home entertainment production division. It stars Oliver James (What a Girl Wants, Raise Your Voice), Amber McDonald (You Tell Me), Madison Riley (Bratz), Kristopher Turner (“A Dad for Christmas”), Rik Young (Beowulf), Ellen Albertini Dow (Wedding Crashers) and former NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice in an anything-goes whitewater adventure awash in laughs and thrills. The WITHOUT A PADDLE: NATURE’S CALLING DVD and Blu-ray include a boat load of featured including deleted as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette. Continue reading “Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling- on DVD 1/13/09”