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Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch

‘You Don’t Speak For Me’ is the new single by Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch, released on 21st June 2019 across all major digital platforms and on limited edition CD.

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Provoked by the way in which the public are increasingly lied to and misled, Tribes of Europe knew of Barbara’s history as vocalist with late 70’s radical feminist group Jam Today and loved her voice, so the song was begging to be written. Co-production work by Chris Taylor, bass player with anarcho-punk group Poison Girls during the early 80’s, adds an extra dimension to a politically-charged song with unashamedly retro-futurist pop sensibilities.

Early radio supporters of You Don’t Speak For Me include Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Janice Long (BBC Radio Wales) and Bob Fischer (BBC Tees).

 

Previous singles by Fenland-based Tribes of Europe, the alter ego of multi-instrumentalist Martin Elsey, have enjoyed support on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and a number of specialist shows online.

Barbara Stretch, a fixture in the London punk/post-punk socio-political scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s, was part of a group who consciously rejected the male-dominated music business of the day in favour of creating a totally female band infrastructure with their own record label (Stroppy Cow).

Of the new collaboration, Barbara says:

“I was delighted when Martin asked me to sing You Don’t Speak For Me. It’s a song which, I imagine, in our present political chaos expresses how a lot of us feel.”

A limited run of CDs in hand-printed packaging will feature two additional instrumental tracks – ‘Crab Marsh’ and ‘Ysma Kego (Canning Factory)’ – recorded with Cambridge found-sound artist Karsten Koehler (Second Harmonic Generation).

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Ida Wenøe – new album out now

Ida Wenøe‘s new album ‘The Things We Don’t Know Yet’ came out on 12th April (vinyl, CD, download),  and you can now order it in all formats here:

VINYL & CD: http://integrityrecords.co.uk/order

ITUNES:  http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1456153797?ls=1&app=itunes

APPLE MUSIC: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1456153797

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Ida is playing shows in Denmark and the UK to celebrate the release

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19th Mar – Elvaerket, Aarhus
10th April – Turbinen, Randers
12th April – Traeden Forsamlingshus, Braedstrup
17th April – Huset-KBH, Copenhagen

18th April – Café No 9, Sheffield
19th April – Small World Theatre, Cardigan
21st April – The Musician, Leicester
24th April – Green Note, Camden
25th April – St Peter’s Church, Sudbury

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Ida Wenøe – UK & DK Tour

With new album ‘The Things We Don’t Know Yet’ out on 12th April (vinyl, CD, download), Ida Wenøe is playing shows in Denmark and the UK to celebrate the release

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19th Mar – Elvaerket, Aarhus
10th April – Turbinen, Randers
12th April – Traeden Forsamlingshus, Braedstrup
17th April – Huset-KBH, Copenhagen

18th April – Café No 9, Sheffield
19th April – Small World Theatre, Cardigan
21st April – The Musician, Leicester
24th April – Green Note, Camden
25th April – St Peter’s Church, Sudbury


Ida Wenøe – Another Kind of Love

Another Kind of Love is the brand new single by Danish Music Award nominee Ida Wenøe, out 1st March 2019 via Integrity Records, and the first single from her second album The Things We Don’t Know Yet that follows on 12th April (CD, vinyl, download).

Ida returns to these shores in April for her third UK tour, including a date at Camden’s Green Note in London on April 24th.

Grab it on iTunes / Apple Music here: Another Kind of Love – iTunes

With support for Ida’s previous output from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, Marc Riley & Gideon Coe, and praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, Wonderland and The Guardian, her songs clearly resonate in experienced ears, blending her Nordic Noir heritage with hints of Americana and English folk. To list artists she sounds like would be to miss the point entirely – as anyone who has witnessed a live show can attest, Ida Wenøe is very definitely Ida Wenøe.

Drawing sonic inspiration from the vibe created by David Lynch in the Twin Peaks Roadhouse when James conveys such a deep melancholy with his simply arranged performance of ‘Only You’, Ida’s lyrics for Another Kind of Love don’t shy from matters personal:

“The song explores the realization that love isn’t something you need from someone or something, but is there within if you know how to find it. I don’t have the answer and I can’t read a book that will tell me, but I know that a life has to be lived, as love has a thousand faces.”

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“Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling” – R2 Magazine
“Her voice – weary but cute, with the power to cut through – is perfect” – The Guardian
“Wenøe’s signature style pairs ethereal vocals with delicately finger-picked guitar” – Line of Best Fit
“In keeping with her Nordic DNA there’s a glacial air to both the music and the imagery” – Folk Radio

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Mannequin Death Squad – New Single

Australian scuzz rock duo Mannequin Death Squad unleashed new single Blue on 14th February 2019.

The sub-3 minute single is the first of a series of mind-melting new tracks that will be released through 2019.

Of the new single, somewhat ironically released on Valentine’s Day, El says:

“Blue is a song I wrote at 16 years of age in my 90’s poster drowned out room. It feels to me like an angst break-up song. It’s about who we vilify when we’re feelin’ kinda blue.”

Whereas 2017 saw the two-piece release three singles and the mini-album Eat, Hate, Regurgitate (Integrity Records) and embark on two tours of the UK and Europe, including several dates as special guests of Slaves, 2018 was spent closer to home, winning friends at Australian TV and press with incendiary live shows and releasing the Triple J supported single Honey Punch.

The new tracks find MDS more focused and intense than ever before, picking up on their favourite themes of chaos, fantasy, ignorance, vanity and destruction. The sonic assault of Mannequin Death Squad is all the more remarkable with the unholy racket being generated by just Dan and El, alternating on drums, guitar and vocals.

Grab Blue on iTunes / Apple Music or Amazon

“raw energy, frothing anger and, crucially, great tunes” The VPME
“killer songs, without exception” Aural Aggravation
“fiery grit-pop” Skin Back Alley
“truly exhilarating” GigSlutz

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