Saturday, April 16, 2011
*"Waving," the new single from Blackfield, the collaboration between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Aviv Geffen, was released this week. "Waving" is taken from Welcome to My DNA, the duo's new album and is now available from all key download stores.
The promo video for "Waving," is now streaming on the Welcome To My DNA mini-site. The digi-book and vinyl editions of the album can be ordered from the mini-site which also features album info, downloads and more along with the chance to download a free MP3 of the album’s opening track "Glass House" when signing up to the mailing list.
The band are currently on tour around Europe, with an American tour to follow in May and June, where they will be supported by Anathema, (click HERE for tour dates) but if you can't make any of the gigs then we have a limited number of the Blackfield t-shirts for sale from the Kscope store. There are two designs available, a tour t-shirt and an album print.
Welcome to My DNA was released in Europe at the end of March and will be in stores in the US and Canada from Tuesday (19th April). The album entered the UK indie chart at #17 and has been getting great reviews. Classic Rock magazine has stated 'when they come together they create something quite magical' and Metal Hammer has described it as 'thing of fragile beauty' while Rocksound rates the album as 'Blackfield's finest hour'.
*North Atlantic Oscillation are joining Blackfield for ten of the dates of the European tour and new 2CD edition of their acclaimed debut album is now available to pre-order from the Kscope store. This 2CD set will collect a selection of remixes of tracks from the album along with tracks recorded for a BBC 6 Music session and the band’s beautiful cover of the doo-wop classic "I Only Have Eyes For You".
In addition to the Blackfield dates (listed below) NAO will be performing at the IO Pages Festival in Zoetermeer, Holland on April 17th. Following this tour the band shall be starting work on their second album.
18th April Pratteln, Z7, Switzerland
19th April Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy
20th April Rome, Alpheus, Italy
21st April Treviso, New Age, Italy
23rd April Karlsruhe, New Substage, Germany
24th April Frankfurt, Batschkapp, Germany
25th April Bochum, Matrix, Germany
26th April Cologne, Stollwerck, Germany
28th April Antwerp, Trix Hall, Belgium
29th April Trianon, Paris, France
*North Atlantic Oscillation are taking over from The Pineapple Thief, who supported Blackfield on the UK dates of the tour (click here for review of both bands). TPT have also recently announced that they will also be supporting Riverside on a 6 date tour of Poland before playing 2 UK dates with Amplifier.
*Record Store Day: Steven Wilson & Oceansize 7" vinyl and The Pineapple Thief in-store performance - this weekend
Before they embark on these dates, Bruce and Steve from The Pineapple Thief will be playing a much more intimate gig. This Sunday (17th April) they will be playing in-store at Sound Knowledge in Marlborough as part of this year's Record Store Day celebrations.
This year's Record Store Day takes place on Saturday April 16th and again the day will be marked with special in-store performances and a host of incredible releases. One of these is a split 7" featuring the tracks recorded by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Oceansize for the recent tribute to Tim Smith.
This white vinyl 7" will be limited to 2000 copies worldwide and will only be available in the stores that are participating in Record Store Day in Europe.
For details on stores participating in Record Store Day and other exclusives that will be available go HERE.
*Kscope Podcast: Latest Podcast online featuring Ulver, Blackfield and The Pineapple Thief
The latest Kscope podcast is now online. The podcast features an in-depth interview with Aviv Geffen from Blackfield along with tracks from Ulver, Blackfield and The Pineapple Thief. A new podcast is available at the end of each month from the Kscope site.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:16 AM