Roxanne de Bastion released her debut album The Real Thing today. As an appetiser she also released a video for Some Kind Of Creature, a demo version of which we posted a while ago. The single is the follow up to Red And White Blood Cells which was released as a free download.
The album was recorded at Gordon Raphael’s studio last year, who is famous for working with The Strokes and Regina Spector. While Roxanne was in Berlin for the recording session we did an interview with her. Read it here.
According to Amazon, the album comes with explicit lyrics. I wonder if they’re referring to the German line on Empty Space that says “Ey, Alter, komm mal klar” which could be translated as something like “Dude, what gives”.
The album is available from her website, your usual digital retailers and can be streamed on spotify.
Tall Ships are currently touring Germany along with Scanners. As a thank you to their fans they have recorded a live acoustic version of Phosphorescene. The song originally appeared on their debut album Everything Touching which was released last year.
If you’re in Europe you should try and go to one of their shows, both acts are more than worth the experience (tour dates can be found below).
Tell Where I Lie is the debut album from Leeds multi-instrumentalists Fossil Collective, due out 8th April on Dirty Hit. It’s a statement is a collection of songs written over the last two years. It’s been a long time in the making, but now the band truly sound like they are where they want to be, delivering a confident, mature and truly inspiring collection of wonderfully crafted songs.
The album comes in the wake of acclaim that’s been building since their debut EP Let It Go was released on 11th June 2012 followed by the On & On Ep. In the middle of all this a free EP was released on their website. Widespread national radio and press support has seen the band touring the UK non-stop, both as a headline act and most recently with Grammy-nominated band, The Civil Wars.
Tell Where I Lie is bound to be one of the most interesting releases this year, with a distinct sound somewhere along the lines of early Radiohead and Neil Young.
Two tracks from the record can already be streamed via soundcloud. Listen to them right here: