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November 5, 2018 4:58 pm

Fixity – No Man Can Tell LP release set for April 2019

 

Really pleased to announce the release of Fixity – No Man Can Tell LP on Penske Recordings in April 2019.

Details on pre-orders, stockists & tour dates over the next while!

 

FIXITY is an experimental music group led by Composer/Drummer Dan Walsh. The tunes are explored in collective improvisation with a fluid cast of musicians from various fields of intrigue.

In June 2016 Fixity released the first in a series of self-produced and self-titled albums on the KantCope cassette label and since has recorded consistently with Tenor Saxophonist Emil Nerstrand (Lumi/Brigaden/Greasy Margaret) including a Double LP on Penske Recordings in December 2016 entitled “The Things In The Room”, also featuring Guitarist Nils Andersson (Ljom/Ava) and Fredrik Persson (Sista Bossen/The Good Morning Spider/Leo Kall/Cassus) which was recorded in a single evening at the historic Tambourine Studios in Malmo, Sweden.

Since the release of “The Things In The Room” Fixity has released 2 Live EPs recorded in Cork and Malmö and has performed in Sweden and throughout Ireland with a cast of unique improvisers such as Carolyn Goodwin (Woodwinds), Philip Christie (Synthesizer), Kevin Terry (Guitar/Clarinet), Neil Ó Loclainn (Bass/Flute) and Declan O’Shea (Bass), continuing to expand on questions of the impossibility of stillness and repetition with an increasing network of collaborators and their welcome voices.

2019 will see the release of Fixity’s second LP on Penske Recordings, entitled “No Man Can Tell”. This new work features an expanded group of Irish and International musicians and is due for release early in 2019.

Tracklist:

A_
1. World Line
2. Woo
3. Theme From A Shitstorm
4. Farrest

B_
5. Becoming An Earthworm
6. No Man Can Tell

 

Players:
Emil Nerstrand – Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Terry – Guitar, Clarinet
Nils Andersson – Guitar
Philip Christie – Synthesizers (tracks 2 & 3)
Declan O’Shea – Bass
Neil O’Loghlen – Bass, Flute
Cathal ‘Small Town’ MacGabhann – Percussion
Dan Walsh – Drums, Vocals


March 26, 2018 9:16 am

The Altered Hours ‘On My Tongue’ EP out now!!

On My Tongue EP

 

After a year’s worth of touring in support of their debut album ‘In Heat Not Sorry’, The Altered Hours headed for Dublin’s Bow Lane Studios, where over the course of three days they produced a fast-paced and grittier recording to their debut. Clocking in at just 15 minutes, On My Tongue is a window into the rock and roll heart of the group; a side they plan on delving into even deeper with their second album.

Available on limited edition pink as well as standard black vinyl.

On My Tongue | Open Wide | Over The Void | Hey No Way

 

On My Tongue 12” vinyl is available now at the following stores in Ireland:

Bunker Vinyl- Cork
Plugd Records – Cork
Music Zone – Cork
Freebird Records – Dublin
Steamboat Records – Limerick
Liber – Sligo

You can also order from Cargo Records online & via the Art For Blind Records site.

https://thealteredhours.bandcamp.com/album/on-my-tongue


January 15, 2018 9:26 pm

The Altered Hours unveil video for ‘Over The Void’

 

 

Over The Void is the second single from The Altered Hours ‘On My Tongue’ EP. This song is a flash of urgency spun with wiry guitars and shotgun drum rolls. Trashy and fast-paced with a sweet submerged melody that builds with proximity and zeal with repeated questioning ‘What did you say to me?’.

Frustration palpable in the face of mystery. A conversation started but not continued. The blind faith of the pilgrim who keeps seeking but does not know why, convinced nonetheless and set alight by the unknowable.
The accompanying video for Over The Void was directed by Helio Leon, cinematography by Izabela Szczutkowska & Helio Leon & edited by Afghaniscan (Robert Watson).

 

‘On My Tongue’ EP is out on Art For Blind/Penske Recordings.

Available on limited edition pink vinyl plus standard black vinyl editions on Friday 9th March.

On My Tongue | Open Wide | Over The Void | Hey No Way

Order here:

https://thealteredhours.bandcamp.com/album/on-my-tongue

 


December 21, 2017 7:03 pm

Percolator (#1) & The Jimmy Cake (#4) in The Thin Air’s Top 30 Irish Albums

Percolator & The Jimmy Cake wrap up a great year at Penske HQ with top spot on The Thin Air’s Top 30 Irish Albums going to ‘Sestra’ & ‘Tough Love’ coming in at No.4.

Check the full list here:

 


December 8, 2017 3:32 pm

Percolator & The Jimmy Cake feature strongly in The Thin Air – Top 100 Irish tracks of the year

Peccolator & The Jimmy Cake both feature in the top ten Irish tracks of the year. Percolator – Crab Supernova clocks in at #7 & TJC – Tough Love Part I makes it to #2.

 

The Jimmy Cake – Tough Love LP

” it’s another remarkable achievement from a band still at the peak of their powers after a decade and a half” – The Thin Air

Percolator – Sestra LP

“Percolator occupy the spaces between subgenres, from dream-pop & shoegaze to krautrock, and some pastoral Canterbury prog along the way. Let Sestra wash over you” – The Thin Air