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The Leeds quartet – Billy Mason Wood (vocals), Dan Beesley (guitar), Owen Griffiths (bass) and Alistair Stobbart (drums) – will release 'Adult' in the autumn through Smalltown America.
Guitarist Dante Beesley’s instrument has the paint worn away in all the right places, after years of furious downward strumming that gives the band a sound somewhere between very early Deftones and Shorty.
Die! Die! Die! embark upon a 7 date tour in Europe this Summer
So you'd expect me to be a bit bonkers about this cover the duo have done? Damn right!
Smalltown America hosted a performance from 'Sea Legs', Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s project that produced a short EP which evokes and is inspired by the Donegal coast.
Thank God indeed, because the resulting artistry is a triumph. It is homage to the sea and its islands and its people, painted from Donegal’s shoreline with tones and words sewn together by craftsmen.
aken from their exceptional collaborative album, Sea Legs, ‘The Sea at Night’ by Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail is right up with our favourite Irish tracks of the year so far
I left Exchange sweaty and fatigued, yet refreshed at having seen not just a rock band, but a group of genuine showmen.
If Cash Cow is an indicator of what the record will sound like, then we’re keeping a wide eye on the progress of Billy Mason Wood, Dan Beesley, Owen Griffiths and Alistair Stobbart
From the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.
Cash Cow" is the first song to be revealed from their upcoming album 'Adult'.
The killer new song from the Leeds hardcore mob goes by the name "Cash Cow", and you can check it out below
Produced by MJ at Suburban Home Studios (Hookworms) you can listen to the track here:
Leeds-based bruisers 'Blacklisters' have earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour,
The album is due for release later this year via Smalltown America, and follows their excellent 2012 album ‘BLKLSTRS’.
Significantly, it saw fellow musicians, from 'Biffy Clyro' to 'Pig Destroyer', lauding 'Blacklisters' in the press and on radio.
'Blacklisters' have teased their sophomore album with the release of their new track "Cash Cow".
“We, Blacklisters have finally written a song so commercially viable, that money will literally fall out of the sky and into our eyes."
'Blacklisters' are set to release their second album later this year – but you can get a taste here on TeamRock.com.
Axis Of round off their 10 week long tour with an album launch show in Portrush.
BBC Radio Ulster will broadcast The Arts Show live from Smalltown America on Friday 5th June 2015.
Recorded live at our studio on April 10th, this six song EP showcases the depth of talent of the Ryan Vail and Ciaran Lavery collective.
Their live performance is probably much superior to their studio work, with energy levels admirably surpassing and entirely contrasting the levels of the crowd’s enthusiasm.
A raucous half hour of punk-rock energy bounds through a pit-stop tour of protest songs, straight up rock tunes, and more melodic offerings featuring meandering riffs that are pleasingly well constructed and complex
But, hey, this video is awesomely gross, and this song is really solid, sludgy punk full of heavy riffs, and clearly the world agrees with me based on the many thousands of views this video has gotten.
Since the release of their debut album in 2012, 'Blacklisters' have headlined tours in the UK and Europe, been invited to support the likes of Scratch Acid, Pig Destroyer, Future of the Left, Pelican and Big Business, and recorded a live session at Maida Vale studios for the Radio 1 Rock Show
“Buried beneath the noise and feedback is a tightly coiled sense of dynamics, punctuated by angular shards of guitar…splendidly fucked up” – Kerrang!
Noise-rock quartet 'Blacklisters' have signed to Smalltown America for their forthcoming album. 'Adult', recorded in Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms will be released later this year.
"We are extremely happy to announce that we will be joining Smalltown America to release our second album. Song tours, videos and stuff will come soon."
Forthcoming record ‘Adult’ is a typically uncompromising affair, riddled with the band’s trademark, dark humour.
"Over the past few years, the Leeds quartet have deservedly earned their reputation as one of the UK’s most confrontational and aggressive live acts. We are thrilled to welcome them to the label"
Math-Pop geniuses Carnivores, pay us a visit this summer as part of the their UK/Ireland tour.
We are delighted to welcome Blacklisters to the Smalltown America family.
Axis Of finish up their tour with Frank Iero and take to the road to headline some UK shows with label mates Carnivores; USA Nails join the celebrations at TGE and Blacklisters take to the stage as a newly signed STA band.
Paisley post-hardcore trio, Carnivores, come to Derry for a very special mid-summer Live At Smalltown America show. Tickets are strictly limited to 50.
USA Nails join arguably the strongest TGE line up so far as part of the festival's 10th birthday celebrations.
"Leo Drezden merge breathtaking technical skill with killer groove and euphoric peaks. Exhilarating and emotional, celebratory and essential."
"Hot Cops play their set with equal nods to 'Pig-Lib'-era Malkmus and the tougher, distorted dynamic of Rancho De La Luna Arctic Monkeys."
"Tonight Smalltown America’s recording studio is host for both Leo Drezden’s and Hot Cops' Derry debut."
On Friday 10th April CIARAN LAVERY & RYAN VAIL join us in the studio as they present the new album, "Sea Legs".
On Friday 27th March welcome the wonderful LEO DREZDEN [IRL] and Belfast Wünderkids HOT COPS to the studio for another very special Live At Smalltown America show.
Ahead of their UK and EU tour Axis Of release "Munro Bagger", the third single from new album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’.
With much fanfare we are delighted to bring you the UK & EU dates for Axis Of's forthcoming album tour.
"When putting together an album, the music becomes your world, the songs become the backdrop to your entire life over that period."
"Axis Of have built on their early template, crafting a record packed with melody, crisp guitar hooks and a connecting storytelling vibe in a tight punk rock package."
"The sound that the bass-player-fronted three-piece has crafted is simultaneously melodic and thunderous."
"I have absolutely no doubt that Axis Of will continue to grow and grow and produce some of the best music that I will hear in my lifetime. The future is theirs."
"..not only are the Northern Irish trio finding their feet, they're breaking into a run. You're going ot want to keep up."