'Don't Wait Down'
Lagoon Dog Records
LONDON'S HOTLY TIPPED BLUES-INFUSED GARAGE ROCKERS THE GRAVELTONES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM
"Demonic vocals, thunderous drums and lusty live performances. What more could you ask for?" Classic Rock Magazine
"The Graveltones live are a phenomenal experience. Watching them bulldozes any presumption of a new White Stripes or Black Keys thanks to their Bonham-esque thunder drumming and cocooning vocals." Londonist
"Here are two absolutely amazing musicians making it look so easy to be just that good... Just on the cusp of a breakthrough... [it] is going to be a massive year for The Graveltones." The Grapevine
Fresh off the back of landing a nomination for Best New Band of 2013 in this year’s prestigious Classic Rock Awards, London’s hotly-tipped, blues-soaked, garage rock ‘n’ rollers THE GRAVELTONES are excited to announce their highly anticipated debut album 'Don't Wait Down' which is set for release on October 21 through the band's own independent label Lagoon Dog Records,and distributed by RSK Entertainment.
The album will be preceded by ‘Catch Me On The Fly’, the first single to be taken from the album, which is due for digital release on August 26.
Watch the official video to ‘Catch Me On The Fly’
With lyrics being compared to Bob Dylan, riffs to Rage Against The Machine, vocals to Howling Wolf and beats to Bonham, it's easy to see why the dynamic duo have been stirring up such a frenzy on the London scene amongst music press and fans alike. Having amassed a dedicated following, The Graveltones’ Jimmy O (vocals/guitar) and Mikey Sorbello (drums) smashed their way through their crowd-sourced album campaign with revolutionary music platform Pledge Music in record time this summer.
The resulting debut album features 10 tracks recorded at Monnow Valley and Miloco Studios and produced by The Graveltones along with the renowned producer Charlie Francis (REM, The Noisettes, Future Of The Left).
The release of Don't Wait Down comes at the end of what has already been a hugely successful year for The Graveltones, having released their eponymous debut EP to rave reviews with Londonist naming them #1 in the 'Top London bands to watch in 2012'. The band have played an impressive 350 shows across the UK, Europe and Australia, including a full UK tour with American rockers RIVAL SONS and a performance at this year's Download Festival. They also landed sync deals with the Irish Lottery and cosmetic giants Rimmel who took advantage of their phenomenal studio sound using the band's first single 'I Want Your Love' to front their national TV advertising campaign against the face of Kate Moss. Having recently been signed to global booking agents TKO, the band are currently routing European tour dates for the end of 2013.
The band’s recent nomination for this year’s Classic Rock Awards in the Best New Band 2013 category is the latest in a long line of achievements that the remarkable pair have already conquered before the world has even heard their full debut album, and sets them firmly amongst some of this year’s most incendiary buzz bands including The Temperance Movement, Deap Vally, Walking Papers and Hey! Hello to name a few.
Vocalist/guitarist Jimmy O comments: “We never expected this, it's a real honour to be nominated for the Classic Rock Awards - Best New Band, to be amongst so many great bands means a lot!”
The band are set to play a top secret exclusive launch gig in London on September 17 for Pledgers and industry, with a limited number of tickets being made available for the public to win. See the band’s facebook page for details.
‘Don’t Wait Down’ is set for worldwide release on October 21 via Lagoon Dog Records distributed by RSK Entertainment.
Don't Wait Down Track List:
1. Bang Bang
2. Forget About The Trouble
3. Dying On Your Feet
4. Crime To Be Talkin'
5. Saint Lucia
6. You're No Good
8. Lightning Bolt
9. I am a Liar
10. Catch Me On The Fly
11. Never Going Back
12. Six Billion Blues
TOUCHSTONE SET TO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘OCEANS OF TIME’
UK rockers TOUCHSTONE are due to release their first single from the upcoming new album ‘Oceans Of Time’ (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records). The single, ‘Flux’, will have a digital release on September 9 and will feature both a radio edit and full album version B-side.
‘Oceans Of Time’, which will be the band’s fourth studio album, features 10 tracks recorded and produced at Outhouse Studios by renowned producer John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Funeral For A Friend), and is due for worldwide release on October 7.
The release of the new album will be supported by a 6-date UK tour in October, where they will be joined by co-headliners Von Hertzen Brothers from Finland.
Pre-order the album here:
OCEANS OF TIME Track listing:
3. Tabula Rasa
5. Spirit Of The Age
6. Shadow’s End
7. Solace 2013
8. Through The Night
9. Thunder & Crickets
10. Oceans Of Time
UK Tour Dates (with Von Hertzen Brothers)
Oct 18 King Tut’s, Glasgow
Oct 19 The Duchess, York
Oct 20 The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 25 The Garage, London
Oct 26 Eric’s Live, Liverpool
Oct 27 The Robin , Bilston
Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of Mountain, will release a new studio album 'Still Climbing' on October 28th via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
Originality, excitement, honesty and survival are all part of what makes a legend, and those qualities ripple through every song on West’s upcoming release.
Since his historic performance with Mountain at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, West has enjoyed a glittering career spanning over half a century, accomplished in spite of a life threatening battle with diabetes, which cost him his right leg in 2011 (shortly before the release of his 'Unusual Suspects' album)
"I’m lucky it wasn’t one of my hands or I’d be screwed," says West. "It was a difficult struggle, and after the amputation I didn’t know whether I’d ever want to or be able to perform again. A month later I played at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in New York City, and I heard my guitar on stage and that was it. I knew I had to keep going."
Looked upon by West as a sequel to 'Unusual Suspects', which featured collaborations with the likes of Slash, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa and Billy Gibbons, 'Still Climbing' sees West joining forces with Jonny Lang, Johnny Winter, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Alter Bridge and Creed’s Mark Tremonti.
Read the official press release, download album artwork and photos here – http://bit.ly/19fz2bG
Album Track Listing
01. Dyin’ Since The Day I Was Born (with special guest Mark Tremonti)
02. Busted, Disgusted or Dead (with special guest Johnny Winter)
03. Fade Into You
04. Not Over You At All
05. Tales Of Woe
06. Feeling Good (with special guest Dee Snider)
07. Hatfield or McCoy
08. When A Man Loves A Woman (with special guest Jonny Lang)
09. Long Red
10. Don’t Ever Let Me Go (with special guest Dylan Rose)
11. Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)
ORANGE AMPLIFICATION PRESENTS
THE CLASSIC ROCK
ROLL OF HONOUR 2013
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CURRENCIES.CO.UK
* BLACK SABBATH TO RECEIVE LIVING LEGEND AWARD *
* THE DARKNESS TO PERFORM AT THE AWARDS *
* SHORTLIST NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED – VOTING
OPEN NOW *
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN, LONDON
Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association withcurrencies.co.uk enters its ninth year and is proud to announce the first of this year’s winners:Black Sabbath as Living Legends. The biggest award of the night will be presented to the Godfathers of Heavy Metal at London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday, November 14.
Also, this year’s proceedings will be brought to a close by Suffolk’s finest glam-rockers, The Darkness. Justin and co. will wrap up the evening with their high-octane theatrical rock in front of an audience of the great and good of the music world.
Classic Rock has also announced its shortlist for the coveted reader-voted categories for this year’s Roll Of Honour, and fans can cast their all-important vote now atwww.classicrockmagazine.com/awards
Speaking in his own inimitable way about the Living Legend award, Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbournesays: “It’s good to be a living legend. It’s better than being a dead one.” Following their triumphant return to the top of the album charts with their first release with Ozzy in three-and-a-half decades, the band are being hailed by critics and fans alike. The CRROH Living Legend Award will be the icing on the cake of the Brummies’ all-conquering return. Joining Ozzy to collect the award will be fellow band members Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi.
The Living Legend Award has become one of the most highly coveted awards in the music industry. It is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock pantheon – with past winners including ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy and Iggy Pop. This year Ozzy Osbourne picks up his second title – he won as a solo artist in 2008 – alongside his bandmates.
Rock has hit the headlines even more this year with groundbreaking gigs and tours including the Rolling Stones returning to Hyde Park and headlining Glastonbury, Bon Jovi helping out the Spanish and European economies with cheap tickets on sale, Status Quo hitting the silver screen, Pink Floyd’s one million plays on Spotify and of course the unexpected return of David Bowie. This year’s Roll Of Honour will doubtless cause a few more headlines!
MD of Team Rock Chris Ingham says: "It's been another amazing year for high-voltage rock'n'roll and Classic Rock is honoured to be hosting our annual awards show at the Roundhouse again. We're delighted to welcome Black Sabbath to collect our Living Legend Award. It's wholly deserved as not only do they have a career to celebrate, but Ozzy, Geezer and Tony blasted back with a brilliant new album in 2013 that reminded us all how it should be done. Rest assured, the Roll Of Honour will be another great night of rock'n'roll celebration and moving speeches, and will close with a live set from The Darkness that will no doubt need to be seen to be believed!"
The categories voted for by readers are:
BEST NEW BAND
Awarded to the best new rock band.
BEWARE OF DARKNESS
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
BAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most exciting rock band of the past 12 months.
BLACK SABBATH – New album topping the charts
DAVID BOWIE – surprise new album release
IRON MAIDEN – Triumphant Download headliners
THE ROLLING STONES - They celebrated five decades in music by returning to Hyde Park after 44 years and headlining Glastonbury.
STATUS QUO – The return of the Frantic Four.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BLACK SABBATH, 13
BLACK STAR RIDERS, All Hell Breaks Loose
CLUTCH, Earth Rocker
DAVID BOWIE, The Next Day
DEEP PURPLE, NOW What?!
GARY CLARK JR, Blak And Blu
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, …Like Clockwork
RIVAL SONS, Head Down
SHOOTER JENNINGS, The Other Life
STEVEN WILSON, The Raven That Refused To Sing
THE VIRGINMARYS, King Of Conflict
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, Nine Lives
REISSUE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the best-embellished reissue of the past 12 months.
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, The Columbia Albums Collection
DEEP PURPLE, Machine Head 40th Anniversary
FAMILY, Once Upon A Time
FLEETWOOD MAC, Rumours Deluxe
HAWKWIND, Warrior On The Edge Of Time
KING CRIMSON, Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 40th Anniversary
MANIC STREET PREACHERS, Generation Terrorists 20th Anniversary
MOODY BLUES, Timeless Flight
SEX PISTOLS, Never Mind The Bollocks 35th Anniversary
VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, six-disc edition
EVENT OF THE YEAR
The biggest talking point in the rock world in the past 12 months? There were quite a few.
JOE BONAMASSA’s four London gigs.
DAVID BOWIE releases an album.
MICK TAYLOR joins the Stones at Hyde Park.
BLACK SABBATH hit No.1 in the album chart.
GINGER BAKER, Beware Of Mr Baker
THE ROLLING STONES, Crossfire Hurricane
DAVE GROHL, Sound City Players
THE UNDERTONES, Good Vibrations
LED ZEPPELIN, Celebration Day
STATUS QUO, Bula Quo!
BB KING, The Life Of Riley
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of the most highly respected ceremonies of the music year and always attracts the biggest names in the world of rock. Recognition at this must-attend event is the pinnacle of every musician’s career as they join the list of past winners.
This year’s awards will again be held at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden, London onThursday November, 14