Antony Harding – By The Yellow Sea

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 By the Yellow Sea is the fourth full length album from Antony Harding, featuring 8 bright and beautiful, catchy songs inspired by a summer touring China, the Swedish weather, the end of a love and the start of a seemingly never ending walk. Written and played on an old 12 string acoustic guitar bought in a closing down sale in a guitar shop on the Isle of Wight, the songs were recorded lazily on sofas (with feet up on the coffee table) in Barkarby & Stockholm by Antony and mixed during long tea breaks (with biscuits) on the Isle of Wight by Tim Charlton.

 By the Yellow Sea è il quarto album di Antony Harding. Questa nuova piccola perla raccoglie 8 bellissime canzoni composte ispirandosi ad un tour estivo in Cina, al clima Svedese, alla fine di un amore e l’inizio di un cammino che sembra non avere fine. Composte con una vecchia acustica a 12 corde comprata ad una svendita in un negozio di chitarre sull’Isola di Wight, le canzoni sono state registrate in relax su qualche sofà (e coi piedi sul tavolino) a Barkaby e Stoccolma dallo stesso Antony, e sono poi state mixate durante lunghe pause per il tè (coi biscotti) da Tim Charlton sull’Isola di Wight.

Antony Harding – Once You Had A Love (But The Love Refused To Grow)

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Antony Harding‘s new album “By the Yellow Sea” is going to be out on June 29th, and we are glad to bring you another single to make the wait both bearable and exciting! Listen to Once You Had A Love (But the Love Refused To Grow), where the 12 string acoustic guitar continues its journey (started last month by Walk With No Real Place To Go) and strums out a catchy little stop-start tale, of a cold, cold heart and a stubborn love braving the elements.

By the Yellow Sea is available for pre-order here EU / US

Antony Harding – Listen to the new single “Walk with no real place to go” – New album pre-prder

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Walk With No Real Place to Go is Antony Harding‘s first single from his forthcoming album By the Yellow Sea, out on June 29th.

Walk With no Real Place to Go is a warm but lonely stroll down city streets and country roads, accompanied by the strum and jangle of an old 12 string acoustic guitar and a hazy lazy rhythm.

You can listen to the song and download it (here and here) while pre-ordering the album on our Bandcamp pages. The iTunes pre-sale will start on June 1st. By the Yellow Sea will be available on CD and digital.

Frida & Ale – I don’t like to see others having fun

Once upon a time there was a Swedish band called Rough Bunnies, formed by two gals who played indie-pop as if it were punk: exceeding passion and a bit of sauciness. One half of the band was Frida Vermina, who kept playing music even after the end of the “bunnies”.
On the southern side of Europe, on the Italian hills, Ale has never stopped loving Frida’s music – and now, with his help, Frida’s music has finally become an album.
After sharing the stage a number of times with each other’s band throughout the years, Frida & Ale have seen each other whenever there was a chance (mostly depending on low-cost flights). Neither of the two speaks the other’s language, but nonetheless, with emails and Skype-calls between the Brescian hills and the streets of Malmö, their debut “I Don’t Like to See Others Having Fun” can finally see the light.
This is an indie-pop album painted with water-colors and seeking simplicity thorugh its’ acoustic tones (think about a bitterer Lucksmiths reincarnation meeting a more disciplined version of the Moldy Peaches); ideally these songs are for all the connoisseurs of meaningless self-desctructive love, and for those who love nights of endless dreams.
“I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun” was recorded in Brescia (Italy), at Red Carpet Studio, and was mastered by Lorenzo Caperchi. Many of the WWNBB’s family participated in one way or another: Fabio Benni, Ombretta Ghidini, Alessandro Stefana, Nicola Donà, Simone Gelmini, Michele Marelli, Samuele Palazzi and Daniela Savoldi played guitars, basses, drums, slide-guitars, keyboards, cellos, glockenspiels, and even recorded some vocals.
It might be true that Frida & Ale “don’t like to see others having fun”, but for sure they like to make them have fun!.

C’era una volta una band svedese chiamata Rough Bunnies. Erano due fanciulle che suonavano indiepop come se fosse punk, con esuberante passione e una certa insolenza. Spezzarono non pochi cuori anche in Italia. La metà non bionda della band, Frida, ha continuato a fare musica anche dopo la fine della “conigliette”, e ora quella musica con l’aiuto di Alessandro Paderno (dei nostri Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) è finalmente diventata un disco.
Dopo avere condiviso tour e palchi con le rispettive band, in questi anni Frida e Ale hanno continuato a incontrarsi ogni volta che potevano, dipendeva un po’ dalle offerte dei voli low-cost. Nessuno dei due parla la lingua dell’altro, eppure tra scambi di mille email e lunghe telefonate su Skype la sera tardi, tra le colline bresciane e le strade di Malmö I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun ha finalmente preso forma.
Un disco di indiepop dai colori primaverili e dai toni acustici che insegue la massima semplicità (pensate a qualcosa a metà strada tra una reincarnazione meno dolce dei Lucksmiths e una più disciplinata dei Moldy Peaches), e che idealmente è dedicato a tutti gli “intenditori di amori privi di senso che portano all’autodistruzione” e agli appassionati di “notti di sogni senza fine”. I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun è stato registrato al Red Carpet Studio di Brescia e masterizzato da Lorenzo Caperchi. Un sacco di musicisti della famiglia WWNBB hanno dato una mano: Fabio Benni, Ombretta Ghidini, Alessandro Stefana, Nicola Donà, Simone Gelmini, Michele Marelli, Samuele Palazzi e Daniela Savoldi hanno suonato chitarre, bassi, batterie, tastiere, viole, violoncelli e glockenspiel, e hanno regalato anche alcuni preziosi cori.
Sarà anche vero che qualche volta “non ci piace vedere gli altri che si divertono”, ma di sicuro ci piace farli divertire.

 

Three in One Gentleman Suit – Notturno

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Three in One Gentleman Suit is one of the best sounding bands you’ve heard in a long time. After over 10 years of career, four full lengths, hundreds of shows throughout Europe and Asia, dozens of collaborations and side projects, WWNBB is extremely proud to introduce Three in One Gentleman Suite’s new record, Notturno, to anyone in the US who hasn’t heard of them yet. Technically perfect and thoughtfully deep, the 8 songs that shape the trio’s fifth album are a journey to the depth of our own personal nights, in all the aspects that may surround it. As the band itself describes it: “The atmosphere of the whole album is nocturnal (Notturno), the stylistic sound choices and the lyrics, so personal and rarefied and yet combined with the persuasive pace of the rhythmics..”  Notturno is available now in the US on a limited edition 12″ vinyl and digital download.

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