Duo Celebrates New Album With Live Performances in United Kingdom and Mainland Europe.
NOW What ?! has been produced by Bob Ezrin, one of the most important rock producers of all time (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss and many others)
NOW What ?! features 11 new songs.
NOW What ?! was recorded with no musical rules… and it shows a modern and fresh production… to the point that Deep ?urp!e have never sounded so close to the spirit of the 70s in the last 20 years as they do NOW.
NOW What ?! has the excellence and elegance of Perfect Strangers and the wild freedom of Made in Japan.
NOW What ?! will also be released as a limited edition with a bonus DVD featuring Deep ?urp!e discussing the new album and one bonus studio cover version.
NOW What ?! will be released as double vinyl LP.
NOW What ?! is also the name of the World Tour to be announced shortly Read more...
Singer Katie Melua has described a concert for British troops serving at a remote base in southern Afghanistan as a “special gig”.
The multi-platinum-selling artist performed an acoustic set last night during her visit to Forward Operating Base ‘Shawqat’ in Helmand Province’s Nad-e Ali district – home to soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (abbreviated ‘1 Mercian’).
The evening concert, held in an engineering tent at the camp’s vehicle park, was organised by The British Forces Foundation (BFF) charity as part of a 3-day tour visiting soldiers from Catterick’s 4th Mechanized Brigade “The Black Rats” on operations in Helmand.
Speaking afterwards, she said: “It felt like such a special gig – all the soldiers were there and it felt really incredible.
“I was frankly captivated by the scene, just being out here in the desert, pitch black, just me and my guitar. I hope they liked it as much as I enjoyed being on stage.”
The singer spent the day before the concert touring the Forward Operating Base and speaking to a number of 1 MERCIAN troops on duty at FOB Shawqat.
Katie continued: “It is just incredible to see the troops doing this very unusual and very special job, really trying to move things forward and make things better for the Afghan people.
“This is really the frontier of history so I feel honoured to have come here.” Read more...
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s second album ‘Utamed Beast‘, released yesterday February 19th has received great reviews and mentions so far, NY Daily News calling it “A non-stop plunge into the id: pure desire in sound”, Seattle Times describing ‘Untamed Beast’ as “A soundtrack for a life of mischief and misbehavior”.
Read the reviews below and don’t forget to check out the video to the single ‘Party Kids’. Read more...