Fascinating Things : Issue 16

Videos of previously covered things have been released so here they are for the Band of Holy Joy single (Issue 11) and a teaser for the Pure Phase Ensemble album (Issue 14)

Fronted by singer Lou Reid, Lola in Slacks exude a sexy garage swagger wrapped in a eurocentric chanson motif. Described by their promo people as an ambitious, literate gang of Francophile bohemians, they originate in Glasgow.

The rest of the band comprises guitarists Brian McFie and Martin Stuart Taggart. keyboard player Villy Karagouni drummer Lesley McLaren and  bassist Davy Irvin.

Their debut single ‘Tramlines’ is released on August 31st on Stereogram Recordings. it was recorded with award-winning producer Sandy Jones at Foundry Music Lab in Motherwell.

Reid’s husky vocal tones, and rich lyrics and complimented by a tight early VU sound of ascending chords and crisp rhythms. It will be featured on next weeks Aural Delights.  Very tasty.

Tramlines - CD Cover

Bristol in June 2016 sees the return of the Temples Festival which enters its triumphant third year, after two magnificent, sold-out events that brought patrons in contact with some of the most revered artists operating in the spheres of extreme and heavy music.  From the international headl-iners (that have included Clutch, Converge, Earth, Electric Wizard, Neurosis, Pig Destroyer, SUNN O))) and Voivod) right down to the gritty native acts, there’s a strong sense of cohesion, community and celebration at Temples that evidently goes down a treat with heavy music lovers.

Three days of unforgettable appearances and high volume antics in the heart of Bristol are already set in stone for the dates of June 2nd-5th and with lessons learned, eardrums repaired, and justified excitement, organisers have announced the following eighteen acts for the highly anticipated festival:

ALL PIGS MUST DIE
ARABROT
BONGRIPPER
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR
DEAD CONGREGATION
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT
ESOTERIC
GNAW THEIR TONGUES
GROUNDHOGS
IRON REAGAN
MGLA
PISSGRAVE
SHEER TERROR
URFAUST
VENOM PRISON
VICTIMS
VISION OF DISORDER
WEEKEND NACHOS

Organisers say that there is much more to be announced, including the three main-stage headliners as well as a vast array of bands from the international heavy underground. Tickets are available exclusively through http://www.templesfestival.co.uk, and day tickets will become available as individual day splits are announced.

Temples

“Inversum” is the forthcoming new full-length from Finnish psychedelic doom outfit, Dark Buddha Rising. Their fifth studio offering and first under the Neurot Recordings banner, Inversum is a two-track exercise in the blacker end of psychedelia, swallowing its listeners whole into a tense, brooding realm of dark atmospheres, harrowing mysticism, tormented howls and slow, ominous riffing. Considered the opening of the Third Cycle Of Dark Buddha Rising, the record was recorded, produced and mixed by the band in the bowels of the Wastement, the self-proclaimed “asylum of eternal feedback,” and welcomes the addition of new Dark Buddha Rising recruits, V. Vatanen (guitar, vocals), J. Saarivuori (keyboards) and M. Neuman (vocals).

As a precursor to its release next month, here is an edited version of opening epic peice, “E S O.”

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