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Kick Joneses - Unexpected Gift LP/CD
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Like A Motorcycle - High Hopes | NEW: Huck Blues - Für Chopin | Kick Joneses - Unexpected Gift | The Sigourney Weavers - Noir

High Hopes

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Like A Motorcycle is four piece punkrock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the first all female band on Rookie. They started in 2011 and are playing since summer 2014 in this line-up, in the tradion of the Riot Grrl movement: Raw, vehement, partly frenetic and screeching, partly melodic. On September 2nd we gonna release their debut album on Rookie: High Hopes.
The same titled song is out as a radio single since beginning of June. Here you can see the video:
High Hopes (Video)

More infos:
www.likeamotorcycle.com
Like A Motorcycle on facebook

Live:
25.01.17 Hamburg, Hafenklang
26.01.17 Köln, Tsunami Club
27.01.17 Weinheim, Cafe Central
28.01.17 Schrobenhausen, Zoom
29.01.17 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
30.01.17 München, Kranhalle
31.01.17 Dresden, Groovestation
01.02.17 Berlin, Privatclub

all with The Stanfields!

Für Chopin

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Sebastian Kiefer, aka Huck Blues, had originally considered these songs as a collection for his band Diving For Sunken Treasure. After about two years of labor the result was a raw and untypically candid album. In 13 songs, Huck Blues tells compositionally complex stories, with a remarkable instrumental variety, stylistic attention to detail and technical perfectionism. Ranging from quiet, gentle, almost balladesque, to orchestral size – sometimes even within a single song.
Sebastian creates a dense atmosphere with the near-dozen instruments, most of which he himself has mastered and recorded for the album. Huck Blues bowes to greats like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, sometimes reminiscent of Calexico, Beirut or Bob Seger.

Live:
05.11.16 Berlin, Cortina Bob
18.11.16 Hamburg, Molotow-Karatekeller (Releaseparty I)
19.11.16 Berlin, Franken (Release Party II)
02.12.16 Jena, Kassablanca
10.12.16 Berlin, Bar Bobu
15.12.16 Dresden, HORST Vier Vogel Bar
16.12.16 Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
05.01.17 Berlin, Wild At Heart
19.01.17 Köln, Sonic Ballroom
20.01.17 Freiburg, Great Räng Teng Teng
21.01.17 Tübingen, Münzgasse
27.01.17 Schwerin, Angler II
19./20.5.17 Chemnitz, Fuego a la isla Festival

Unexpected Gift

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It was a seven-year creative process from the first rehearsal until this release – and you can hear on these 20 (!) songs how much this band has invested. With Unexpected Gift, Kick Joneses are making themselves and us the gift of a new level of songwriting, texting, singing an arranging. What is striking is the volitionally eclectic approach. The leitmotiv of this record is that there is none. It is the amazing variety which makes it indeed an Unexpected Gift. There are pulsative and danceable songs next to fluffy pop tunes and rather rock orientated ones. But Kick Joneses are also entering new terrain after all these years. The three ballads marking this premiere are remarkably non-cheesy and wholehearted.

Live:
21.10.16 Köln, Tsunami Club
22.10.16 Frankfurt, Au
11.11.16 Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
12.11.16 Freiburg, Slow Club

Noir

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During the slow incoming spring in May 2016 these gentlemen gathered in a small cottage located in the middle of the forest a couple of miles outside their residence in Dalecarlia, Sweden. Their goal was to put 11 songs on tape, live and raw, over two austere days. And it succeeded. With total concentration and focus together with some canned food everything went very smoothly. Without having seen the light for 48 hours, they left the lonely village with 11 fresh power pop tracks. Although spring is often associated with flowers and birds chirping, it’s very dark and gloomy in Sweden during this time of year – the album title Noir felt close and self written. But the material also had gotten into a different direction. Immediately after the members had started working on the album, some time before the recording, they felt that after all the years together they had grown as a band and the songs followed them in the right direction into a stronger and, at this time, darker environment – Noir is certainly a band album in the truest sense.

Live:
25.11.16 Nürnberg, Kopf und Kragen
26.11.16 Auhausen, Dornstadt Wildwechsel
27.11.16 München, Backstage
28.11.16 A-Linz, Auerhahn
29.11.16 Freiburg, KTS
30.11.16 CH-Goldau, Distillerie Bächi
01.12.16 CH-Luzern, Bruch Brothers
02.12.16 Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
03.12.16 Haldern, Haldern Pop Bar
04.12.16 Köln, Sonic Ballroom
05.12.16 BE-Oostende, Jeudghuis OHK
06.12.16 Essen, Anyway
07.12.16 Aalen, Frapé
08.12.16 CZ-Kladno, Auto Da Fé
09.12.16 Berlin, Trixxta
10.12.16 Hamburg, Freundlich und Kompetent

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