Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nelson - After the Rain


Sunday, time for a classic.

NELSON is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved success during the early 1990s with their double platinum debut album After the Rain, which featured the number-one hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection".



NELSON members:

Matthew Nelson – lead and back-up vocals, bass, electric, 12-string, and acoustic guitars,
Gunnar Nelson – lead and back-up vocals, rhythm, 12-string,
Brett Garsed – all intercontinental lead guitars, rhythm, acoustic 6 and 12-strings, back-up vocals,
Paul Mirkovich – all keyboards, grand piano, strings, back-up vocals,
Bobby Rock – drums,
Joey Cathcart – additional vocals and instrumental expertise

Video of the song that gives name to the production of the NELSON brothers in 1990, this song came to Guinness Book of Records after to be the third generation of his family to have a record in a number one of charts.

After finishing the touring cycle for "After the Rain", the band found themselves in massive debt despite the album's success. NELSON returned to the studio and recorded their second album, Imaginator, but it was rejected by their producer and the label for being too dark and heavy. Shelving that album, the band recorded a new collection of songs which became their second release "Because They Can" 5 years after their debut in 1995. By this time fans had moved on, and the record failed to chart, bringing to NELSONs relationship with the label to an end.

Enjoy today's tune!



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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Greybeards - Fast Asleep


Since formed in 2012, GREYBEARDS have been a hard working force of nature from Gävle, Sweden. With the release of their debut album "Longing to Fly" and recent touring in Europe and China, GREYBEARDS have proven themselves to be a jaw-dropping live act. Blood, sweat and tears are shed during their hard rocking, honest and energetic live shows.

GREYBEARDS are going to released their second album "For the Wilder Minds" at Attitude Recordings on May 4th, behind the record we find the producer Chips Kiesby (SATOR, THE HELLACOPTERS, MILLENCOLIN).



GREYBEARDS consists of:

Vocals, Guitar / OLLE WESTLUND
Guitar / INGEMAR MÅRTENSSON
Bass / SIMON MOJTAHEDI
Drums / NIKLAS NIRONEN

Today's tune "Fast Asleep" taken from the second album "For the Wilder Minds" is recorded at Sound Society Solutions in Gävle, Produced by Chips Kiesbye. Video made by Jacky Fonteles Eriksson



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Dukes Of The Orient - Seasons Will Change


What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an American from California who grew up on British Prog? DUKES OF THE ORIENT is the masterful pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-ASIA, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (LAST IN LINE, LANA LANE) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years in the making. Payne’s powerful arena-seasoned vocals carry soaring melodies and lush harmonies over the sea of classic synthesizers and keyboards artfully painted with Norlander’s signature sonic palette.

The two are backed by a world-renown ensemble of top musicians including Jeff Kollman, Guthrie Govan, Moni Scaria and Bruce Bouillet on guitar and Jay Schellen on drums. Payne provides bass guitar and additional lead and rhythm guitar parts to complete the audiophile production. The album was mixed on a traditional analog console to preserve and enhance the natural depth, clarity and soul of the tracks with great care taken to avoid over-compression, extreme equalization and distortion.



DUKES OF THE ORIENT has its origins in 2007 as “ASIA Featuring John Payne,” a band that continued on after ASIA keyboardist, Geoff Downes, left to re-form the original 1982 lineup. Payne recruited Norlander to join Guthrie Govan and Jay Schellen for tour dates in the US and initial recordings, some of which endured to appear on the DUKES OF THE ORIENT album here. Govan left the band to form THE ARISTOCRATS and was replaced by guitarist Bruce Bouillet followed by Jeff Kollman and Moni Scaria. The final lineup resulted in the track, “Seasons Will Change,” released as a video in 2013 and also now appears on the DUKES OF THE ORIENT album. Following the death of original ASIA vocalist, John Wetton, in early 2017, Payne and Norlander decided that these recordings should give birth to a new band, both out of respect for Wetton and for clarity with the Downes-led “ASIA”.

DUKES OF THE ORIENT releases their eponymous debut album with stunning cover art by Rodney Matthews on February 23, 2018 with select tour dates to follow.

Enjoy today's tune "Seasons Will Change".



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Thursday, February 15, 2018

God Is An Astronaut - Frozen Twilight


GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT are a 3 piece post-rock band who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, formed in 2002 by Niels and Torsten Kinsella. Their style employs elements of electronic music, krautrock, and space rock, reminiscent of Tangerine Dream. The band currently consists of Niels and Torsten Kinsella and Lloyd Hanney.


Ever since forming 16 years ago, Irish trio GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. With its fusion of intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes, awe-inspiring dynamics and transfixing melodies.

Each of their prior releases has offered a breath taking sonic journey, and their ninth emotive opus "Epitaph" is set to be release Apr 27, 2018. The amazing cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier. Who has been behind the art of AMESOEURS self titled LP, LES DISCRETS "Virée Nocturne", ALCEST "Autre Temps" among others.

While we are waiting for the new album to be released, we take a nice tune from their previous works.

Today's tune "Frozen Twilight" is taken from the third release and first EP "A Moment of Stillness", released 21 August 2006, enjoy!


EPITAPH European Tour 2018

28.04. B Antwerp Zappa
29.04. D Köln Gebäude 9
30.04. D Berlin Columbia Theater
01.05. PL Warsaw Progresja
03.05. A Wien Szene
04.05. D München Feierwerk
05.05. I Milan Fabrique
06.05. I Bologna Estragon
07.05. I Rome Orion
09.05. E Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
10.05. E Madrid Caracol
12.05. F Lyon Ninkasi Kao
13.05. F Paris Trabendo
14.05. F Colmar Grillen
15.05. NL Utrecht Pandora
17.05. UK London Electric Brixton
18.05. UK Glasgow Classic Grand
20.05. UK Manchester Club Academy

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