In 2018, Dot Dash made the album of their career with ‘Proto Retro’. By making the jump from indie punk sounds to a mod influenced power pop, they became more commercial, but with that came some truly great chorus songs. [You can listen to the album here.]
2020 has barely begun, but January is shaping up to be a very busy month for indie legends Ash as they embark on the promotion of their new anthology album.
Although a singles compilation celebrating the first decade of the band only appeared last year, 2020 sees a second compilation ‘Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash’ digging even deeper into their extensive catalogue. As well as featuring the more obvious tracks, a three disc version of the anthology includes a disc of career-spanning rarities.
It has been confirmed that Systemhouse33 will be special guests on the February/March leg of Soulfly’s US 2020 tour. Joining Max Cavalera and company at all shows between February 27th and March 12th 2020, the upcoming US visit will be the band’s most high profile to date.
Last year, Robert Berry released one of the best albums of 2018 in ‘3.2: The Rules Have Changed’. Combining prog rock grandness with Berry’s usual knack for hooks and melodies, the album presented various unrealised ideas from Keith Emerson, discussed with Berry before his passing.
It’s been three years since Canadian alt-rock band Dearly Beloved visited UK shores and even longer since they last released an album. There is finally some good news for lovers of this underrated band, as a new album entitled ‘Times Square Discount’ is due for October release. The band will be promoting the record on a long Euro tour with Lou Barlow’s Sebadoh.