NICHOLAS KRGOVICH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM THE HILLS OUT 04.03.16!!
Don't say we don't spoil you! Yes, that's right, this fab new offering from Vancouver based multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Krgovich is out early spring 2016! The Hills is 12 tracks of analogue synths, intricate melodies, lush strings and slinking rhythms, as labyrinthine and intoxicating as the city that inspired it.
Nicholas' sleek future-pop has revelled in LA's twin beauty and darkness for years. That "unknowable sprawl," that "twinkling land of dreamers and desperation and ambition and beautiful weather," as he calls it, was the backdrop for last year's cult acclaimed solo album On Sunset. Now comes another set of twilight tales of darkened boulevards and sun-soaked mansion pool-sides, and the ghosts and eccentrics who inhabit them.
THE SOVEREIGN SELF IS NAMED AS ONE OF BBC RADIO 6'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!!
It's Stuart Maconie's absolute fave! That's right this morning BBC Radio 6 announced their Albums of the Year 2015 and our lovely psyche-folk phenomenon Trembling Bells have made the list! It was revealed during Music News on Sean Keaveny's Breakfast Show this morning. You can listen back (here) it's about 48 mins in. If you still haven't got yourself a copy you can pick one up via our Bandcamp (here). Keep your eyes and ears peeled for another v. special TB's announcement soon!
MARKER STARLING EUROPEAN TOUR
The fabulous Marker Starling is back in Europe at the end of this month! He and fellow Dear Janet collaborators Batsch are hitting the road again. Make sure you catch them at one of the shows below!
23.11.15 - London - Secret Location
24.11.15 - London - Secret Location
25.11.15 - London - Total Refreshment Centre
26.11.15 - Leamington - Secret Location
27.11.15 - Sheffield - Secret Location
28.11.15 - Cologne - Acephale
29.11.15 - Berlin - Monarch
3.12.15 - Brussels - Shindig
If you can’t wait that long why don’t you check out Marker Starling’s latest podcast from his ‘LIFEY - A Musical Cosmology’ series?? Part 3 which focuses on 1968 is below. Enjoy!!
TOM BROSSEAU EUROPEAN TOUR
We are pleased to announce that Tom Brosseau will be crossing the Atlantic again in November, this time for a string of dates in mainland Europe. Make sure you catch the folk storyteller performing on the dates below!
6 Nov: Stuttgart DE: Rakete at Theatre Rampe
7 Nov: Ulm DE: Krad Halle
8 Nov: Brussels BE: Homeplugged
9 Nov: Amsterdam NL: Splendor
11 Nov: Lisbon PT: Casa Independente - Presented by Nariz Entupido
12 Nov: Porto PT Canhato Bar - Presented by Festas Productions
13 Nov: Coimbra, PT: CAV Centro de Artes Visuais - Presented by Lugar Comum 22 hr
14 Nov: Terni IT Palmetta
15 Nov: Rome IT: Monk
17 Nov: Avellino IT: Godot Art Bistrot
18 Nov: Barcelona ESP:Antiga Fábrica Damm (Delicatessen)
19 Nov: Mojacar pueblo ESP: Bar Pública 21 hr
20 Nov: Murcia ESP: La Yesería
21 Nov: Barcelona ESP: Private concert
DEVON SPROULE NOVEMBER TOUR ’15
Devon Sproule returns to Europe this Autumn with a string of dates to showcase new songs from her new record tentatively titled 'The Gold String' slated for release next year.
November 1st - Sheffield UK @ The Greystones –
November 2nd - Glasgow UK @ Broadcast
November 3rd - UK @ Secret Location
November 4th - Coventry UK @ The Tin at The Coal Vaults
November 5th - London UK @ CHATS PALACE The Nest Collective
November 7th - Palma de Majorca, Spain @ Women Don’t Wait
November 8th - Munich, Germany @ Secret Location w John Southworth
November 9th - Frankfurt, Germany @ Brotfabrik w John Southworth
November 10th - Brussels, Belgium @ Huis 23
OPAL ONYX AND ZELIENOPLE SPLIT RELEASE FOR CASSETTE STORE DAY
Tin Angel is proud to announce that we will be participating in this year's International Cassette Store Day! We will be issuing a special split release between the dream American pairing of Zelienople and Opal Onyx for the occasion. Fittingly entitled "ZelienOpal", it captures both bands at their instrumental and emotive peaks, with each side a thrilling journey through two very different soundscapes. The lush artwork for this release was created by Giselle Zatonyl. Limited to 80 tapes, one pressing only!
Listen to "Bullets", the opening track from Opal Onyx's side, via the SoundCloud player below.
ED ASKEW REISSUE AND EUROPEAN TOUR
Tin Angel Records will be reissuing Ed Askew’s Ask the Unicorn this October. Recorded and released in the late 1960s, the album went largely unappreciated in its era but became an item of critical and fan devotion and is ready to be revived for a waiting audience. Ask the Unicorn will be released on white vinyl 23rd October 2015.
The cover for the UK release, reproduced above, is the positive of the US edition. It is a photo of the protests in Stamford following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was remastered from the original pressing by Jessica Thompson (Awesome Tapes from Africa, Tompkins Square) at the Magic Shop in NYC so that it sounds better than ever -- clearer, deeper, and louder. The insert features an original poster made Askew for one of this shows in New Haven, CT; and liner notes by Clifford Allen (Tiny Mix Tapes), an ESP-Disk scholar and friend of the band, who interviewed Askew over the course of several months.
Devon Sproule joins Paul Smith for European Tour
Not content with seeing just the one continent this year, Devon Sproule will be continuing to travel in 2015 and we’re happy to share the exciting news that she’ll be supporting Paul Smith this September around Europe. Paul Smith rose to fame as part of Maximo Park and is now touring his solo material, taking Devon along for the ride! Dates below:
01.09.15 UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
02.09.15 UK Glasgow, Ňran Mór
03.09.15 UK Manchester, The Deaf Institute
04.09.15 UK Newcastle, The Cluny
05.09.15 UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
07.09.15 UK Birmingham, Temple @ The Institute
08.09.15 UK London, Boston Music Room
09.09.15 UK Brighton, The Haunt
10.09.15 NL Amsterdam, Paradiso
12.09.15 DE Frankfurt, Zoom Club
13.09.15 DE Cologne, Gebäude 9
14.09.15 DE Leipzig, Taubchenthal
16.09.15 AT Vienna, Flex Café
17.09.15 DE Munich, Strom
18.09.15 DE Berlin, Bi Nuu
19.09.15 DE Hamburg, Molotow
JOHN SOUTHWORTH EUROPEAN TOUR
Following the success of his latest release Niagara, November will see the return of John Southworth to Europe. He’ll be playing a run of dates as well as joining the line up for Germany’s Rolling Stone Weekender. Winter isn't all bad! Dates below:
05.11.15 DE Leipzig, naTo
06.11.15 DE Weissenhauser Strand, Rolling Stone Weekender (tickets)
07.11.15 DE Dresden, Beatpol
08.11.15 DE Munich, Secret Location (register here)
09.11.15 DE Frankfurt, Brotfabrik
10.11.15 FR Montbéliard, MA Scčne nationale (tickets)
12.11.15 FR Paris, Secret Location
ONE GARDEN 2015 - Devon Sproule & Bernice Summer Tour
Tour buddies Bernice (Toronto) and Devon Sproule (Virginia) are hitting the road in August, 2015, for a tour of eastern Canada. The trip kicks off in Toronto at the newly opened Burdock Music Hall and works its way out to the Summer’s End Festival on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick.
16.08.15 CA Toronto, ON, Burdock Music Hall
17.08.15 CA Montreal, QC, Casa del Popolo
19.08.15 CA Fredericton, NB, Reneu Boutique
21-22.08.15 CA Grand Manan, NB, Summer’s End Festival
25.08.15 CA Sackville, NB, Thunder & Lightning
26.08.15 CA Mount Stewart, PEI, Trailside Inn
27.08.15 CA Halifax, NS, Company house
28.08.15 CA Riverport, NS, Confidence Lodge
29.08.15 CA Fayetteville, AR, Fayetteville Roots Festival
Tom Brosseau UK Tour
Tom Brosseau is set to return to the UK this September, announcing a run of dates and an appearance at The Good Life Experience, a festival founded by Cerys Matthews! We hope to see you along the way…
17.09.15 UK Brighton, One Church Brighton
18.09.15 UK London UK, Moka East
19.09.15 UK Stoke-on-Trent, Private Event
20.09.15 UK, Hawarden Flintshire (Wales), The Good Life Experience Festival (tickets)
22.09.15 UK Manchester, The Castle Hotel
23.09.15 UK Glasgow, The Hug & the Pint
TREMBLING BELLS UK TOUR
Summer is coming and so are Trembling Bells - the five-piece will depart from Glasgow this June and won't stop until they've seen every corner of the UK, stopping off at Glastonbury Festival along the way.
The Sovereign Self launch will be taking place at the very lovely Cafe Oto, London where the band will be joined by Alasdair Roberts, Family Elan, Death Shanties, Mike Heron, Dan Haywood, Martin Carthy and Crying Lion.
See our live section for full details.
BABY DEE AT JOE'S PUB
On June 3rd Baby Dee will be playing at one of our favourite venues, Joe’s Pub. With the new album ‘I Am a Stick’ released 2nd June stateside, this will be a delectable opportunity to hear new songs and sounds with Dorit Chrysler alongside. There is always a warm welcome at Joe’s Pub so get your tickets fast HERE!
THE ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE
On 14th May Opal Onyx, Marker Starling and Batsch will all be taking to the stage for The Alternative Escape, part of the Great Escape festival in Brighton!
Our trio of acts will be performing at the Latest Music Bar from 11pm-2am.
Everyone is welcome (it’s free!)
For more information join our Facebook event.
Don’t miss out!
NEW DATES ADDED FOR BABY DEE EUROPEAN TOUR
SURPRISE - Baby Dee will be continuing her European journey, heading to Italy for two nights only. Details below:
22.05.15 IT San Costanzo (Pu), Teatro Della Concordia
23.05.15 IT, Venice, Secret Show
Join us over two special evenings in Stratford and Coventry, as Togethernest presents special performances from Owen Pallet, Nicholas Krgovich and Marker Starling. The first show will be taking place on 31st May at Stratford Art House, followed by Fargo Village Coventry on 1st June. Join our Facebook events for tickets and more information.
We hope to see you there!
OPAL ONYX EUROPEAN TOUR
We are happy to share the exciting news that Opal Onyx will be crossing the Atlantic in May for a European tour, heading to Italy for the first time. Catch the ambient trio performing on the dates below:
13.05.2015 UK Coventry, The Coal Vaults
14.05.2015 UK Brighton, The Great Escape – The Latest Music Bar
* 15.05.2015 UK London, Cafe Oto
* 16.05.2015 UK London, Cafe Oto
19.05.2015 IT San Gemini (Tr), Degustazioni Musicali Umbria
20.05.2015 IT Arezzo, Pastificio Elettrico
21.05.2015 IT Mantova, Arci Virgilio
22.05.2015 IT San Martino Spino (Mo), Musica Nelle Valli Festival
23.05.2015 IT Napoli, Riot Studio
24.05.2015 IT Avellino, Godot Art Bistrot
* Supporting Baby Dee
SUPERHEROES DREAM DEBUT RELEASE
We’re excited to announce that in May 2015 Tin Angel Records will release the debut recording of Superheroes Dream - a 10" record, Waiting or Flying.
The record features an engaging and piquant pairing of compositions by Canadian singer/trombonist Doug Tielli and British pianist Adam Hibberd, the record weaves between Adam's intricate, light classical pieces and Doug's hypnotic, falsetto, heavy arching melodies. The two composer/performers are joined by Sarah Laughton on clarinet.
Waiting or Flying – recorded in a day, is music which bounces, stretches, soars, takes its time, and dances quickly and then languorously.
BABY DEE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
28.03.2015 TU Istanbul Salon ISKV
17.04.2015 NL Middelburg De Spot
18.04.2015 NL Den Haag Paard van Troje
19.04.2015 BE Aalst Netwerk
20.04.2015 DE Köln Stadtgarten Studio
22.04.2015 DE Bremen Noon
23.04.2015 SE Malmö Inkonst
24.04.2015 DK Křbenhavn Jazzhouse
25.04.2015 DE Hamburg Kampnagel
26.04.2015 DK Aalborg Huset
27.04.2015 SE Göteborg Oceanen
28.04.2015 SE Stockholm Rönnells Antikvariat
01.05.2015 DE Berlin ausland
15.05.2015 UK London Cafe Oto
16.05.2015 UK London Cafe Oto
TREMBLING BELLS ANNOUNCE RECORD STORE DAY SINGLE
We are pleased to announce that Trembling Bells will be releasing a limited edition Record Store Day single on Tin Angel Records.
"Hallelujah" is a hallucinatory trip up High Street- the oldest part of Glasgow and the arterial road connecting the Barrowlands Ballroom to the Necropolis graveyard. It's a tale of mystery and imagination, where Austin Osman Spare gifts oracles to the air, alcoholics are hypnotised by the open graves of their glasses and Death and Desire are famished dogs guarding the gates to a fantastical tower. The song re-casts Glasgow as a quasi-Biblical domain where old testament ciphers tic sheep in the doorways of the cities toughest boozers and Calvary rises spontaneously from the concrete - all to the sound of a ramshackle colliery band.
Record Store Day 2015 will take place on the 18th of April, more details here www.recordstoreday.co.uk.
BABY DEE ANNOUNCES UK SHOWS
Baby Dee is coming to London for a two night residency at Cafe Oto!
15.05.2015 London, UK @ Cafe Oto
16.05.2015 London, UK @ Cafe Oto
MARKER STARLING - ROSY MAZE
We are very excited to announce that Marker Starling will be releasing his new album ‘Rosy Maze’ with Tin Angel Records on the 30th of March in the UK and the 3rd of April in Germany. Recorded across four years and written across fifteen, the record – Cummings' first as Marker Starling having blazed trails in Canadian avant-pop under the guise of Mantler since 2000 – has slow-burned into existence, maturing with its maker, who became a dad for the first time during its making. Produced by long-time collaborator Zack G, with contributions from the best in Toronto orchestral talent, the record glowers with what Cummings calls “a happiness and hopefulness” at impending fatherhood that swept him up and “poured through me into those songs.”
JOHN SOUTHWORTH DATES ANNOUNCED
John Southworth is heading to Europe in March for shows in the UK and Germany!
EMMETT KELLY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Emmett Kelly from The Cairo Gang is coming to Europe next month! To Play Solo!
Feb 16, Roma, IT @ Blackmarket
Feb 17, San Gemini, IT @ Degustazioni
Feb 18, Avellina, IT @ Godot Art Bistro
Feb 20, Livorno, IT @ Ex Teatro Aurora
Feb 21, Padova, IT @ CO+
Feb 22, Mantova, IT @ Arci Virgilio
Feb 23, Ravenna, IT @ Moog
Feb 24, London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms (Tickets)
Feb 26, Coventry, UK @ The Tin at the Coal Vaults (Tickets)
LITTLE ANNIE SET FOR US TOUR WITH SWANS IN MARCH AND APRIL
Little Annie is set to tour the US with Swans after recording with them on their new album ‘To Be Kind’ which is set to me released on May 13th. Click the link below for tickets!
3/23/2015 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/25/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/26/2015 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
3/27/2015 Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
3/28/2015 Atlanta , GA @Terminal West
3/03/2015 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
4/01/2015 Saint Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/02/2015 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/03/2015 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
4/04/2015 Dallas @ TX, Trees
4/06/2015 Austin, TX @ The Parish
4/09/2015 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
4/12/2015 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
4/13/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon
We're very excited to announce that Tom Brosseau will be releasing his new album, 'Perfect Abandon' with Tin Angel Records on March 2nd. The album was produced, engineered and recorded in Bristol by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Peggy Sue) and Ali Chant, and explores man’s struggles to understand divinity, betrayal of a kinsman, discovery, individualism and love - themes which have become something of a trademark for Brosseau.