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DCW in new film of Shakespeare's Tempest

Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:27

New British independent film "The Tempest" features "Pale-Skinned Girl" by David Cronenberg's Wife on the soundtrack. The film, a modern take on Shakespeare, premieres at the East End Film Festival tomorrow. It's made by independent film company Fifth Column.

 

Sgt Buzfuz interview

Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:13

Joe Murphy talks about the new Sgt Buzfuz album "Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself" at Folkwords

 

Sheepy: "Glum" out today

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:36

“Glum” the poptastic second single from Liverpool’s Sheepy, as played by Frank Skinner on his Absolute Radio show, is out on Blang today (BLANG 42).

Here’s what people have said about it:

“Had The Kinks began life as a Merseybeat band it's easy to imagine their psychedelic mid-period could have produced tracks like 'Glum'…. joyfully out of step, inhabiting its own psych-pop bubble… Luke Jones is making this whole music lark look far too easy.” SOUNDS XP

“evokes the precise and archly artistic pop of 10cc… It makes you wonder what wonders Sheepy will add to ''Glum'' once you've all paid for this single. The flip, ''Craic Injector'', bangs seven kinds of fuck out of it though.” UNPEELED

“draws comparisons to Welsh wizards Super Furry Animals.” A MUSICAL PRIORITY

“captivating” MUDKISS

Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ei0Qt5SU8

Reviews: http://www.blang.co.uk/reviews

Available at all download stores eg
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glum/dp/B00757Q5NW
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/glum-single/id496845212

or at the Blang shop: click Shop icon at top of this page

Sheepy and his band are playing in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Belgium in May. Followed by 2 dates in London:

Friday 18th Prince Albert (onstage 11.30 pm)
Saturday 19th 12 Bar Club (with Sgt Buzfuz)

Love

Blang HQ

 

Buzfuz on 6 Music 5 weeks in a row

Monday, 26 March 2012 16:49

Tracks from the forthcoming "Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself" album by Sgt Buzfuz have been played on Gideon Coe's show for 5 weeks running now, with the deputising Tom Ravenscroft playing "Here Come The Popes Part 4" last week. "It's a peculiar record" he said. "But I think I rather like it."

 

Sheepy on the radio

Monday, 12 March 2012 12:22

Frank Skinner played "Glum" on his show on Saturday. Sheepy's second single is out April 2nd.

 

Thomas Truax Joins Blang

Sunday, 11 March 2012 13:49

We’re proud to welcome Thomas Truax to the Blang label with his new “Monthly Journal” album. Well-known for his storming live shows, his array of self-built and -invented instruments and his oddball and charming songs Thomas made his first appearance outside his native US at Blang at the 12 Bar in 2003.

“Monthly Journal” is the result of Thomas’s 2011 project to write, record and release to radio a song each month. This resulted in several spins from Jarvis Cocker and an interview with Mark Radcliffe on 6 Music.

“Monthly Journal” is out now in all download shops and as a CD from the Blang shop www.blang.co.uk/shop Its in record shops on March 26th.

“ a fabulous album, and a great place to start if you’re keen to discover this maverick mad sonic inventor. Truax is so incredibly creative, and, like all of his previous albums, there is layer upon layer of weirdness and surreal enchantment to be discovered with each new listen. This is a worthy addition to the already formidable Truax canon.” (Pennyblack)

Some early reviews:

All Gigs

Pennyblack

 

Sheepy's debut EP out now

Monday, 28 November 2011 12:48

The debut 5 track Predator download EP from Liverpool’s Sheepy is out today (BLANG 38)! As played by Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 last week and as heard soundtracking the Scottish goals on Soccer AM.

‘classic indie-guitar songwriting... the title track has a non-stop, melodic, powerpop rush and undeniable charm. 'Bread And Noodles' is early Super Furry Animals jamming with Teenage Fanclub and is all the better for it. A superb debut and definitely a talent to keep your eye on’ (Sounds XP)

a voice tailored by superior beings… brilliant… a pop classic’ (Unpeeled)

‘Quite simply a great track’ (Soccer Am Site)

Sounds XP review
Unpeeled review

Watch the video filmed in Liverpool's Sefton Park video

Buy now from the Blang shop

 

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