26/04/2017

Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness by Kaurna Cronin



Album "Euophoria, Delirium, Loneliness" ("S&W" / Broken Silence) will be in stores on Friday 30.06.2017!
Please preorder the album on iTunes now!



First single "EAST SIDE" taken from the upcoming album "Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness" by Kaurna Cronin (www.kaurnacronin.com) (AUS) ("S&W" / Broken Silence), Release date Friday, 30.06.2017.
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 On tour across Europe! 
For details please look up www.kaurnacronin.com/tour!
"S&W" - SPECIAL pure and acoustic #7 wt Kaurna Cronin and Hanna Fearns taking place at Sendesaal Bremen (www.sendesaal-bremen.de) on Friday, 05.05.2017; 20:00 (0800 pm)

Reserve tickets here please www.sendesaal-bremen.de/index.php?id=3
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EAST SIDE
Hannah and Krissy, Ally and Chloe
always covered in perfume fumes
Elly and Julie, hanging with the rich boys
in polo shirts and jeans so blue
Lucy and Charlotte, Sally and Stacy
I only ever saw from a far
Sophie & Clancy
they never stopped dancing
around that champagne bar
You were born on the east side honey
I could never change that
You were born on the east side honey
It's a matter of fact
Lily and Laura, Kelly was boring
never read much philosophy
Holly and Helen, Anna and Abby
and the one who wore sequins
I never did remember her name
Lauren and Maddy, were almost sisters
they lived on the same avenue
Amy and Eleanor
were always on the east end
acting all righteous
like there so much better than you
You were born on the east side honey
I could never change that
You were born on the east side honey
spending all of daddy's pay cheques
You were born on the east side honey
I could never change that
You were born on the East Side Honey
It's a matter of fact
You could be laughing
well, I wouldn't care
fixed up in fashion
just to watch them stop & stare


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PRESS:  
“Your ears are filled with the sound of a harmonica, an ambling bass, delightful percussion, and a combination of husky and delicate voices. You can’t help but smile.” - The Ripe
“The label ‘surprise act’ would suit very well for the 21 year young folkrocker and singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin. The ten tracks on his official international debut record ‘Glass Fool’ are all top songs which could all end up in the hitparades, if only the radio stations would be able to detect this still very much hidden young Australian talent. To be explored very fast!“ - rootstime.be

“Your ears are filled with the sound of a harmonica, an ambling bass, delightful percussion, and a combination of husky and delicate voices. You can’t help but smile.” - The RipeKaurna Cronin could very quickly spark a new genre and sound across the face of music. - Fortitude Magazine, UK

"Kaurna Cronin wird von einigen gar als Gründer eines neuen Genres verhandelt. "Modern Folk" wenn man so will. Mit Gitarre, Mundharmonika und satten Drums bewaffnet, belebt der Aussie jedenfalls nicht zum ersten Mal die hiesigen Clubs. […] Folk's not dead - das hört man definitiv!" - laut.de
 
"Cronin delivers a nice album filled with ten killer tracks. All Killers, no fillers is something that certainly would fit for this album. Cronin brings in the best of traditions songs that are pleasant to hear and brings a certain joie de vivre to the listener." - billybop.be
'It’s fantastic to award the [Emily Burrows Award] to Kaurna this year. He impressed the judges with his beautifully crafted songs, great performance ability and self-motivation. He tours Australia constantly and has already done several international tours with more to come and is surely a talent on the rise. Hopefully this prize money will help him achieve even more of his goals. Congratulations -
APRA AMCOS Writer Services Representative Matt Swayne


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21/04/2017

"S&W" - PRESENTS: ECHO BLOOM (US) - album "RED SHIFT" in stores on Friday 05.05.2017



Album "RED SHIFT" ("SONGS & WHISPERS" / Broken Silence) will be in stores on 05.05.2017!
Please preorder the album on iTunes now!
 



After finishing their third studio album “Red,” Brooklyn-based Americana quartet Echo Bloom embarked on a 57-date tour of Germany, Holland, and Belgium during the summer of 2016.  The
road (more specifically the autobahn) had become a familiar place to the band - after two earlier tours through Germany the group had logged hundreds of shows, performing in concert halls, cathedrals, bars, farmhouses, and even a prison in Bremen.  Through these shows, the band and the songs of “Red” grew and evolved from the snapshots captured on the studio album.  The record “Red Shift” documents that growth, showing the songs of “Red” (and some additional songs that will be on their next studio album “Green”) to be living, breathing, and blooming musical statements. Echo Bloom is led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Evans.  Reared in the American Bible belt, Evans grew up on a steady diet of southern and classic rock (Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan and the Beatles).  The seeds of Red were sown during an artistic pilgrimage in Berlin, where Evans retreated to work on songs for a new project.  He emerged with enough material for three records, each in a different genre.  The first album, “Blue” (released in 2014), is orchestral folk, and merges “celestial harmonies, thoughtful melodies, a theatrical flair and high ambition” (Lee Zimmerman, No Depression).  The second album,  “Red” (released in 2016), is a blend of southern rock and folk that “combines the warm vocal drawl of a country song and the drum-racing jubilance of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” (Zach Weg, The Deli Magazine).  The final album of the colors trilogy, “Green,” is currently being recorded. Evans is joined on “Red Shift” by his musical counterpart, Aviva Jaye. Jaye provides alto vocals, keyboards, and a masterful sense of tone and harmonic color.  Percussionist Cody Rahn and bassist/ vocalist Alex Minier form the rhythmic backbone of Echo Bloom. “Red Shift” is a vital document of a band in motion, forging its identity on the road.  We’re lucky that, with this album, the band takes listeners along for the ride.
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Nach der Veröffentlichung ihres dritten Studioalbums "Red" hat sich das aus Brooklyn stammende Quartett Echo Bloom im Sommer 2016 auf eine 57-tägige Tournee durch Deutschland, Holland und Belgien begeben.
Während dieser Zeit war die Straße (genauer gesagt die Autobahn) zu einem vertrauten Ort für die Band geworden. Zahlreiche Shows führte die Vier durch Clubs, Kirchen, Bars, Bauernhäusern und sogar in ein Gefängnis in Bremen.
Diese Liveerfahrungen und die langen Autofahrten ließen die Band nicht unberührt: Mit "Red Shift" veranschaulicht Echo Bloom die Entwicklung von reinen Momentaufnahmen des Studioalbum hin zu lebendigen und blühenden musikalischen Statements. Gleichzeitig lässt „Red Shift“ aber auch in die Zukunft blicken, denn einige Songs auf dem Livealbum stammen von „Green“, dem dritten und letzten Teil der Farbentrilogie.
Der Kopf und das Herz von Echo Bloom ist der Songwriter und Multi-Instrumentalist Kyle Evans. Aufgewachsen ist er im „Bible Belt“, einem von christlichem Fundamentalismus geprägten Gebiet in den USA. Mehr als das hat ich ihn jedoch der Südsaaten- und Classic Rock von Neil Young und Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan und den Beatles geprägt.
Die Wurzeln von „Red“ wiederum lassen sich auf Evans künstlerische Pilgerfahrt nach Berlin zurückführen. Dank ausgiebiger Fahrradtouren und dem Geruch der Berliner Bibliotheken, hat Evans genug Input gesammelt, um nach seiner Rückkehr in die USA gleich drei Alben fertigzustellen.
Da jedes Album in ein anderes Genre passt, beginnt Evans sie als verschiedene Jahreszeiten, verschiedene Länder und schlussendlich als verschiedene Farben zu betrachten. „Blue“ (2015) ist das Folk-orientierte Album in der Reihe, „Red“ (2016) lässt sich als Country-Rock bezeichnen, während „Green“ als klassische Popmusik zu bezeichnen ist. Letzteres wird aktuell in den USA aufgenommen und bildet den Abschluss der Farbentrilogie. 
Auf "Red Shift" ist Evans mit seinem musikalischen Gegenstück, Aviva Jaye, vereinigt. „Jayes Alt-Vocals, ihr Keyboard-Spiel und ihr meisterliches Gefühl für harmonische Klangfarben geben „Red“ den Feinschliff“, so Evans. Percussionist Cody Rahn und Bassist/Sänger Alex Minier bilden das rhythmische Rückgrat von Echo Bloom. "Red Shift" ist ein wichtiges Dokument einer Band in Bewegung und schmiedet ihre Identität auf Tour.
“We’re lucky that, with this album, the band takes listeners along for the ride.


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PRESS:  
Und was für Blue galt, hat auch bei Red Bestand: Die Songs kommen meist ruhig, ihre verletzliche Seite zeigend daher. Für deren Wirkung sollte man sich als Hörer unbedingt Zeit lassen, damit sich auch ja alle Facetten dieses Albums erschließen.
- Countryjukebox.de

“It is a nice prospect to know that the American band ‘Echo Bloom’ will come next year with the album ‘Green’, the third one in a colour trilogy and succeeding the magnificent record ‘Red’ with several very enjoyable country and rock tunes.” 
– www.rootstime.be
"With the warm vocal drawl of a country song and the drum-racing jubilance of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band track, "Leaving Charleston" engagingly sets a somewhat ominous tale of uncertain travelling lovers against sunny instrumentation, the hope of a bright future carrying the characters forward."
 - The Deli
"contemporary style of folk-pop that has more in common with the likes of Mumford & Sons"
- Songwriting Magazine
"Was sehr gut erreicht wird, ist der Ausdruck von Gefühlen, Poesie, Feingefühl, Melancholie, das ist Musik, die Gedanken anregen oder entstehen lassen und auf besondere Weise berühren kann. [M]an stößt auf Feinheiten und ganz besondere Nuancen, die sich ganz versteckt aus den Arrangements herausschälen."
-Wolfgang Giese, Musikansich






20/04/2017

"SONGS & WHISPERS" - CIRCUIT 05/2017 (05.05.2017 - 28.05.2017)




James Houlahan is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player based in Los Angeles, California. A founding member of Boston, Massachusetts bands such as Dogs on Television and The Jody Grind, Houlahan has come to be known as a songsmith who channels tradition, rooted in dark folk sounds and eclectic Americana. Influenced by writers such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen, Houlahan is attempting a dynamic musicality, inextricably bound to a need for approaching human experience, stories, mythic themes and mental pictures with a sense of poetic innovation and a fierce urge for the truth. His songs have been used in commercials, television, and film. He performs regularly in the L.A. area and tours throughout the U.S. and Europe.
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James Houlahan ist ein Sänger, Songwriter und Gitarrist aus Los Angeles, Kalifornien. Als Gründungsmitglied von sogenannten „Boston-Bands“ wie Dogs on Television und The Jody Grind, hat er sich schon früh einen Namen im Osten der USA machen können.
Traditionen, die in dunklen Folk-Sounds und eklektischem Americana verwurzelt sind, zu kanalisieren – genau das macht den „Songschmied“ Houlahan aus. Beeinflusst von Schriftstellern wie Bob Dylan, Neil Young und Leonard Cohen, entwickelt er eine dynamische Musikalität, die der Wahl-Kalifornier mit menschlichen Erfahrungen, Geschichten, aber auch mythischen Themen verknüpft.
Houlahans Songs wurden schon für Werbespots, Fernsehproduktionen und Filmen ausgewählt. Regelmäßig führen ihn Tourneen durch Los Angeles und die USA, aber auch Europa.

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PRESS QUOTES:
“James seems to be a veritable encyclopedia of folk music, ranging from traditional to futuristic, comforting to wonderfully strange...his entries are extraordinary no matter which folk/American direction he goes in. This is the kind of music that any craver of pure songwriting prowess is bound to enjoy." - Music Morsels Reviews
"If you like Tom Waits, Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt, then chances are big you will become a fan of James Houlahan." - BillyBop
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Jasper Sloan Yip’s start was humble. A self-taught musician, he gave his first performance in 2007 on a stage he built in the backyard of his Vancouver home. Three days later he boarded a one-way flight to Paris, the first stop of many in a year-long voyage that spanned fifteen countries and three continents. In the cafes and one-star hotels of Europe, Jasper wrote much of his restless 2010 debut Every Day and All at Once. Its songs charted on college radio, appeared on network television, and landed Jasper showcases at festivals all over Canada.
Three years later, at the helm of an experimental folk- rock sextet, Jasper released his ambitious follow up, Foxtrot. The earnest naïveté that characterized Every Day and All at Once was gone, replaced with pensive introspection and ambitious instrumentation. The result was a mosaic: nine very different songs that, taken together, offered a unified narrative about the pains - and joys - of love and art. The album was an immediate success, receiving heavy national radio play and landing Jasper several awards, including a $10,000 "Best of BC" award for the album's first single "Show Your Teeth".
Currently, Jasper and the band are hard at work preparing to release their recently completed third full-length album, Post Meridiem. To celebrate, Jasper will be touring through northwestern Europe with bandmate and violinist Devon Kroeger. 
Musical Influences: Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Bright Eyes, Andy Shauf, Andrew Bird

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Der Anfang von Jasper Sloan Yips Karriere als Musiker war bescheiden. Der Autodidakt gab in 2007 sein erstes Konzert auf einer Bühne, die er eigenhändig im Hinterhof seines Hauses in Vancouver errichtet hatte. Drei Tage später begab er sich auf einen One-way Trip nach Paris – die erste Station von vielen. Insgesamt dauerte die Reise ein ganzes Jahr und umfasste fünfzehn Länder auf drei Kontinenten. In den Cafés und Ein-Sterne-Hotels Europas schrieb der Kanadier einen Großteil der Songs seines 2010 veröffentlichten Debüt-Albums “Every Day and All at Once.” Seine Musik wird von Hochschulradios und bei Network Television gespielt, was ihm Auftritte auf Festivals in ganz Kanada verschaffte.

Drei Jahre später stand die Veröffentlichung seines ehrgeizigen zweiten Albums “Foxtrot” an. Die Naivität, die den Vorgänger “Every Day and All at Once” kennzeichnete, war verflogen und wurde durch nachdenkliche Selbstbeobachtung und ehrgeizige Instrumentierung ersetzt.
Das Ergebnis ist ein Mosaik aus neun sehr unterschiedlichen Liedern, die zusammen eine einheitliche Erzählung über die Schmerzen und die Freuden der Liebe und der Kunst wiedergeben.
Das Album erhielt großes nationales Gehör und heimste Preise wie den mit $10.000 dotierten "Best of BC"-Award für die erste Single "Show Your Teeth" ein.
Derzeit bereiten Sloan Yip und sein Folk-Rock Sextett die Veröffentlichung des dritten Albums “Post Meridiem” vor. Um dieses einmal live zu testen, reist Sloan Yip durch Nordwesteuropa. Begleitet wird er dabei von der Geigerin und Bandkollegin Devon Kroeger.

Musikalische Einflüsse: Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Bright Eyes, Andy Shauf, Andrew Bird
 
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PRESS QUOTES:
“Self-taught Vancouver Musician Jasper Sloan Yip is one of the West Coast’s fastestrising
independent musicians.” - CBC Radio

“Yip has made the kind of smart, catchy album that could be a dark horse when yearend
(and award nominations) roll around. - the Toronto Star

“Yip introduced himself as a talented multi- instrumentalist, but with Foxtrot he more
humbly reveals an eccentric songwriter. Some of the songs are pared to the bone,
others are lusher but he's always surprising and not to be underestimated.” - the Province

“[Foxtrot] is a solid sophomore album from a very talented songwriter. Grab it now.” - No Depression

“Foxtrot is a very refined album, full of ambitious ideas and bold experiments.” - Vancouver Music Review
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