Bands are starting to release music again, as a DJ on Nightbreed Radio I am getting more and more new music to play. The promotion for the Summer and Autumn festivals is gradually starting to become more frequent and dynamic. Two of the best festivals that come to mind are Alice's Wicked Tea Party with a truly eclectic mix of music and in a location famous for UFO sightings! It's small, independent, and open air. What more could anyone want?
Also The Bram Stoker Film Festival which is without doubt the most exiting and dynamic festival that completely celebrates the Gothic in it's truest and most complete sense. A wonderful and inspiring mixture of the BEST alternative/Gothic/Dark Rock bands around as well as films, DJ's, alternative performers etc. It's the festival that the UK has been craving for!
Other similar festivals of note that are gradually kicking into promo gear are The Dark Waters festival in Nottingham and Sacrosanct in Reading. I expect that over the next few weeks and months we will hear a lot more from the above festivals as well as many others yet tbc.
Another one to look forward to is The Kissing Skull Festival which is inspired by the 20th anniversary of the release of Midnight Configuration's The Kissing Skull. Plans are gradually being drawn and we hope to make an announcement regarding the mini festival soon.
So what's new in the world of Nightbreed?
Still working on the recording of "Welcome To Winter" the band's debut full length album which will be released in both digital and physical formats and to be released in late summer 2015. Its been over a year in the making, but trust me, It will turn heads when it's released! An onslaught of Post Punk Gothic power and darkened sensibilities the like has not been seen since in many years. It will quite literally, blow the cobwebs away!
In the meantime, new single "Thirteen" is out on the 20th of Feb as a taster for the power that is to come.
Also. Arcane Winter are featured on a great new digital fundrasing compilation album. We have donated an EXCLUSIVE edit mix of a track to be released on our debut album. The track is called "Another Sorrow Edit" and it is an edited version of a track soon to be released. You can get ahead of the que and grab yourself a copy right here, as well as supporting a fantastic cause.
Death Party UK.
Working hard on the full length album which once again will be both digital and physical and out hopefully early Autumn 2015. No title yet but it's gradually percolating and will probably bubble up and make it's self known soon. A new single is in the bag and will be announced soon. A couple of shows coming up and they are:
Antenna Nottingham 27th of Feb
South Seas Sheffield 7th of March
We are hoping to have some more dates confirming soon including the proposed live internet show!
Also. Death Party UK are featured on a great new digital fundrasing compilation album. We have donated an EXCLUSIVE version of a track is called "Hellzapoppin" and it is an alternate version of our most recent single. So go out and grab it. What are you waiting for!
A few words about this compilation
"If everyone who reads this forks out at least £5.00 to get this comp. On Air Tunes will get some of the revenue it needs to keep buying licences etc, to keep updating the equipment needed to broadcast great underground music FOR FREE over the internet so that bands can have a platform to promote thier music to a global audience. So that people can find genuine music that has not been churned out at a plastic pop factory and autotuned to death! People often moan to me about the decline of the Gothic underground citing "how much better it was in the 80's/ 90's" (delete where applicable). Here's the thing, back in those days people had to buy records or cds, not just wait till something was released and then copy it or skank an mp3 from someone. Now with this compilation, its everyone's chance to make a difference and not just to sit there waiting for someone else to do something. We all need to work together to keep the fire burning!"
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T Bamford Guitar Tutor.
All is going well, I picked up a new guitar the other day. A vintage 80's White Shadow off eBay. But the hamfisted Parcel Farce managed to damage the guitar and it is now at the Rock n Roll doctors for a full overhaul and a refit. But the end result will be worth it. There will be pictures and a little guitar story soon.
My student list is filling up. If you want to book your tuition slot, get back to me soon! I was thinking of doing a couple of tutorial videos. Not sure what, in box me if you have any requests for things you might like me to cover. Alt tuning's scales use of effects?
T Bamford Furniture.
Wow its a busy world in the world of furniture at the moment. New stock is coming in every week and I took the recent break in the weather to get some of the stock photographed outside with my shiny new camera which was great.Its so much nicer to use a decent camera, its like it does a lot of the work for you and the results are loads better.Crisp and clear.
Anyway, that's about it for the moment.More info in a couple of weeks time.BTW any feedback on this blog is most welcome.