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NO OTHER love little reissue labels that put the music first and worry about sales afterwards. No Other adores psychedelia, garage, folk and country-rock, progressive, funky rock, orchestral pop, hard-rock, ’70s powerpop, soul and funk, chamber pop... and magazines and books that DON'T (always) put The Beatles on the cover!!! No Other is fanatical about quirky cinema, animation and music and culture documentaries. NO OTHER will also work with whatever you throw at us... Nothing is beyond us. Please email for rates. Check Twitter for past reviews

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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Renaissance... On Track (Sonicbond Publishing)

 

 


Author: David Detmer
ISBN: 
978‐1‐78952‐062-0
Format: Paperback (21cm x 15cm)
Pages: 144 plus 16 colour 
Illustrations: 40 Colour

 

Renaissance, a much beloved but highly underrated English progressive rock band, began life in 1969 as an offshoot of The Yardbirds. Keith Relf and Jim McCarty, who had recently left that iconic blues‐rock group, decided to put together a new band that would differ from its predecessor by being more influenced by classical and folk music. After releasing two albums in ’69 and ’71, The band then quickly underwent a 100 percent turnover in personnel, resulting in an entirely new Renaissance

The new band was distinguished by the astonishingly beautiful five‐octave range vocals of their lead singer, Annie Haslam; their lengthy, multimovement, classically inspired compositions, and their unusual instrumentation. Renaissance released six classic studio albums, and one live double album, between 1972 and 1978, even scoring a UK hit with ‘Northern Lights’. The late ’70s and early ’80s saw the band commercialise with limited success, before folding.

In the 21st century, with Haslam continuing as the band’s distinctive voice, Renaissance has returned to its orchestral/symphonic rock roots with two studio albums of new material and multiple live releases featuring contemporary treatments of its ’70s classics. This book, the first ever published on Renaissance, assesses their entire career, covering every song on every album. It is the essential guide to the recorded works of a group that deserves to be ranked among the greatest in the progressive rock genre.

About The Author

David Detmer is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest. He is the author of six previous books, the most recent of which are Zinnophobia (about the radical American historian, Howard Zinn) and Simply Sartre (on the French existentialist philosopher and playwright, Jean‐Paul Sartre). An amateur guitarist, his published essays on The Beatles and Pink Floyd have been translated into German, Portuguese, and Korean. He lives in Munster, Indiana, USA.


Digital copies and books available now.
Please contact Jonathan No for more information.
David Detmer  is available for interview

EX NORWEGIAN & FRIENDS SING JIMMY CAMPBELL (Beyond Before)

 

 

Cat: BB113
Release Date: April 2nd 2021
Format: CD/LP

 
American lndie-rock/pop artist Ex Norwegian teamed up with 14 artists from around the world to create the ultimate tribute to the timeless songs of Liverpool's Jimmy Campbell. 

Campbell should be a name recognised along­side the greatest poets and songwriters to ever emerge from England. Gone now but never for­gotten, Jimmy's magic continues to shine around the globe as more and more musicians pick up on his often-vulnerable confessions. Artists such as Joey Ramone, The Black Keys and more recently Angel Olsen have come out as super admirers. 

Guests on this album include various key movers from the underground powerpop and pop-psych world: Joe Kane (The Poppermost), Coke Belda, John Ford (Strawbs), The Elms Estate, Jim Camacho, Rhys Marsh (The Autumn Ghost), Edward Rogers, Mark Johnston, DC Cardwell, John Howard, Cherry Parke, Rome56, Esteban Cisneros and Kevin Robertson (The Vapour Trails) who create an eclectic, inspired and heartfelt record that would certainly make Jimmy break a smile.

To view the album trailer please click here.

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Dropkick 'The Best Of Dropkick' (Sugarbush)

 


Cat #: SB077
Format: 2xLP, 33 1/3 rpm
 
The Best Of Dropkick collects 30 songs spanning the Scottish band's prolific catalogue across 14 albums, stretching back well over a decade. The record showcases the timeless, jangly-pop simplicity of their music and the ear for melody and harmony that has helped Dropkick’s music appeal to a growing cohort of music lovers around the world. While the album contains no "hits", this compilation succeeds in bringing together many songs that have endured over the years and still feature in Dropkick concerts, along with their newest recording made during 2020 lockdown.  

The album was mainly recorded in Dropkick’s rehearsal space in Inch House, Edinburgh, which has been their base since 2008. These recordings were made by a variety of line ups the band has featured over the years. The songs and vocals of Andrew Taylor are an ever-present feature of the band, alongside founding member Ian Grier. 


Recent praise:

“This is country-pop at its finest... arguably their most innovative and well-crafted album yet.” Maverick 

“Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special.... Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, alt.country tendencies. What’s not to love?” The Herald 

“There’s a controlled exuberance to these songs, a maturity; they are masters of their craft, each song works, the components fitting seamlessly, the sound a joyous machinery humming in harmony... A career high.” Americana UK

“Yet another near-flawless collection.” A guarantee of Instant melodic fulfilment... Dropkick triumph in giving new edge to familiar themes.” R n R Magazine

“Old friends return in top form... a great record that won’t disappoint.” Ruta 66

“Sparkling pop masterclass” 
El Giradiscos 

“You could argue that Wilco and Teenage Fanclub contain a bit of Dropkick in them, sharing hook-laden songs with irresistible harmonies... extraordinary.” Is This Music?

“Dropkick continues to develop some of the best pop... Highly recommended.” 
Powerpopaholic 


Please contact Jonathan No for download link.
Stream album on Bandcamp, from Friday 5th March

• CD Version: Sound Asleep Records

 

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

TRIPTIDES 'Alter Echoes' (Alive Naturalsound)


 

Cat: Alive Naturalsound 0214
Release Date: March 19th 2020
Format: LP

 
With a sound oscillating between psychedelic pop and space-rock, Triptides’ album Alter Echoes channels both The Byrds at their most hallucinogenic and Floyd at their most cosmically composed while creating something immediate and new.

The band has established itself as a preeminent part of the LA new wave psych music. With Alter Echoes, they pull away from the pack, thanks to the quality of their songwriting, performance and production.

Triptides is led by multi-instrumentalist Glenn Brigman, and with drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar and bassist/guitarist Stephen Burns.

 
 

Watch the premiere of 'It Won't Hurt You' at Glide Magazine

 
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