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Stone Cold Fiction EP review plus interview

This band who I am highlighting for you here are very new to the unsigned rock scene, coming into formation in early 2014 and they are already making waves in the unsigned rock scene. They are based in between Bath and Bristol in the UK and go by the name of Stone Cold Fiction. At present, finding links for you to check their sound out from is a little difficult but fear not this will soon change.

Stone Cold Fiction are set to release their first EP on the 17th of October. I have been lucky enough to check this out via a private streaming link and believe me, this release rocks out loud and proud in every respect.

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Upside Down World by Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham

 Life is a funny old thing, when at its best it usually throws some stunning surprises at you. I have been awaiting news of the next release by Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham for some time now. This incredibly creative pair has already made a strong mark in the music world. Once again, Doris is collaborating with producer and multi-instrumentalist Lee Dunham, guitarist of rock/metal band Primary Slave, this time using an array of musicians to contribute to the progressive sound. Doris is the daughter of famed classical pianist Alfred Brendel, her distinctive vocals were the driving force behind 1990s alt-rockers The Violet Hour, who were signed to Sony when they released their now revered, classic album ‘The Fire Sermon’ in 1991. Combine all of this with the delightfully driven husky vocals delivered with true inimitable style and then you may get an inkling of what to expect. Do not be fooled and expect the unexpected as Upside Down World will take you on a sumptuous journey through a musical kaleidoscope lasting about 48 minutes. This album both explores and showcases a plethora of musical facets, Upside Down World is a thrilling ride.

Doris Brendel And Lee Dunham

From the start of this album, beginning with the outstanding cover art by surrealist Igor Morski, this album nails you down and spins you around. Upside Down World kicks off with a deliciously raunchy track, “The Devil Closed The Door On Me” which pushes Doz’s incredible vocals to a variety of limits and is a hard hitting dynamically delightful tongue in cheek rock track. Every time that I hit the play button this album stops me in my tracks, it is beyond belief and utterly irresistible. “The Devil Closed The Door On Me” is a magnificent introduction to Upside Down World. Release date April 20th.

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Tracer release El Pistolero plus European tour news

  Hailing loud and proud from the land down under, Australian power rock band Tracer has just released their second full length album titled ‘El Pistolero’. Produced by Kevin Shirley who has also worked with Led Zeppelin, Rush and Iron Maiden to name just a few. Readers of Classic Rock magazine and listeners of Planet Rock should already know just how good Tracer’s sound is. Since forming in 2003 the band has released a three track album Into The Night in 2006. You can check this out and also get yourself a free download of this on the bands Bandcamp page HERE. Ever since then Tracer have been going from strength to strength. In 2009 Tracer released L.A?, 2011 saw the release of Spaces In between and El Pistolero was released on the 6th of May this year.

 In the past Tracer have been compared with top-drawer outfits such as SoundgardenQueens Of The Stone AgePearl JamFoo Fighters and Kyuss. Recorded in seven days at Revolver Studios in L.A. El Pistolero is an absolutely superb collection of high octane stoner anthems with biker attitude mixed with all the best elements of classic heavy rock and it certainly marks their own unmistakable identity. From start to finish this album is an absolute belter and well worthy of a 9/10 rating. The only reason that I do not give a full 10/10 is that I find it a tiny bit stereotypical even though Tracer do have a superb unmistakable style.

 HERE is a link to the official video for the first track on the new album with the same title.

  Starting on the 4th of June Tracer have a series of European dates, most of which are in the UK.

Box Office: 0844 478 0898
www.thegigcartel.com

Saturday 8th June 2013
Sheffield Plug
Tickets: £12.00 / Box Office: 0114 241 3040 / Doors: 7pm
14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
www.the-plug.com

Monday 10th June 2013
London Scala
Tickets: £14.00 / Box Office: 0844 999 999 / Doors: 7:30pm
275-277 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL
www.scala-london.co.uk

Wednesday 12th June 2013
Bristol Tunnels
Tickets: £12.00 / Box Office: 0845 6050255 / Doors: 7pm
Arches 31-32, Lower Station Approach Road, Bristol, BS1 6Q
www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk

Thursday 13th June 2013
York Fibbers
Tickets: £12.00 / Box Office: 08444 77 1000 / Doors: 7:30pm
Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York YO1 7NP
www.fibbers.co.uk

Friday 14th June 2013
Glasgow o2 ABC
Tickets: £12.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall StreetGlasgow, G2 3JA

Sunday 16th June 2013
Isle of Wight Festival 
www.isleofwightfestival.com

HERE is a link to the bands official website that has full details.

And here are a few more useful links

http://www.myspace.com/traceronmyspace

http://www.tracer.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/tracer

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COILGUNS – Commuters (CD / 12“ vinyl LP)

COILGUNS – Commuters (CD / 12“ vinyl LP)

Coilguns

Commuters  is the first full-length album by the unconventional Swiss trio Coilguns. It was released at the end of February 2013 on the Pelagic Records label. The band have only been together for two years but have already released 3 EP’s, played two European tours and had the chance to support bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, Norma Jean, Nasum and Black Breath.