The Surfing Magazines is a garage rock supergroup. The band comprises one half of Slow Club and two thirds of The Wave Pictures. Dominic Brider, who has played with many local bands, and is an extremely groovy dude, completes the line-up on drums. The principle influences of the band are Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and all the great surf guitar music of the 1960s. The Surfing Magazines intend to rock out and blow your mind, and then to mellow out and soothe your mind, and then to rock out again. Listening to their music is like riding a rock and roll rollercoaster. They are at war with today's pretentious prog-indie-rock millionaires and bongo pop demigods. The Surfing Magazines are the real deal. The Surfing Magazines have got soul. They hope that their music will get you to dance.
Prancey Dog is immensely proud to announce the long overdue return of Lianne Hall. Lianne is a Berlin-based musician. While her sound may be largely country-esque and folk-inspired, her soul is built on a punk rock foundation.
Lianne, described by John Peel as “One of the great English voices”, used to be in the legendary all-female punk band Witchknot. Since then she has played solo and as Pico, Broken Heart Club and Haunted House. Lianne has also collaborated with lots of different artists including d_rradio (deathrowradio), Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), FITH and DJ Marcelle.
Lianne has toured extensively in the UK, mainland Europe, and Canada and the U.S. Her discography includes two solo studio albums and two collaboration albums of which the latest, ‘Brave the Woods’, is a beautifully produced collection of dark, electronic pop songs.
In March 2017 Lianne released her third solo studio album, ‘The Caretaker’ which was recorded live and direct to analogue tape in the summer of 2015 in Berlin at Lowswing studios.
Support is provide by Mush and Nev Clay.
Mush is a progressive rock & alternative folk band, from Newcastle upon Tyne and is made up of long term collaborators Nicky Rushton and Sarah Van Jellie.
Nev Clay lives near Newcastle and is a mental health nurse. He's been clarting around the local music scene for many years.
Brix & The Extricated was formed in 2014 by vocalist/guitarist Brix Smith-Start and the legendary bass player Stephen Hanley. Stephen’s brother Paul joined on drums reigniting the Hanley Brother powerhouse rhythm section. The addition of Steve Trafford on guitar brought together these influential, former members of The Fall. The line up was completed with the addition of Irish guitarist Jason Brown.
The starting point was reclaiming classic songs from the Fall back catalogue, written by members of the Extricated, which had not been played for 30 years. These key songwriters quickly moved on to writing new material, which forms the basis of their debut album (produced by John Reynolds) due for release in September 2017 on Blang Records.
Brix’s bright yet gritty vocals soar impressively atop the sonic juggernaut driven by Steve Hanley’s merciless basslines. New offering “Something To Lose” bodes well for future output. “
Hot Press Magazine, Ireland