Joe Holmes' FARMIKOS announce debut EP
(Photo Credit: Santiago Cendejas)
December 20, 2013 - FARMIKOS, the new L.A. band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Joe Holmes and vocalist Robbie Locke (ex-LAIDLAW), have announced a tentative February 2014 release for their eponymous digital debut EP. New in-studio video teasers for the songs "Scapegoat" and "Spoon and Sun" have been posted on the band's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/FarmikosOfficial
Recorded at the Mouse House in Pasadena, CA with engineer/mixer Rich Mouser (SPOCK'S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, VAST), the EP also features guest contributions from Holmes' former Ozzy Osbourne bandmate, bassist Robert Trujillo, and drummer Brooks Wackerman. States Holmes: "We've got these 5 songs to kick things off and will be finishing another five when Robbie comes back to L.A. in January to lay down vocals for another EP we're planning for summer 2014."
The EP's track listing reads as follows:
2. Kings of Dust
3. Sound of My Gun
4. Exit Stencils
5. Spoon and Sun
In addition to "Scapegoat" and "Spoon and Sun", footage of Holmes tracking guitar for the song "Exit Stencils" can be viewed at this location
JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE
Return with 'CRUCIFIED'
13 January 2014
LOVE/HATE, the band that brought us classics 'Blackout In The Red Room' and 'Wasted in America'; are back with a brand new single, album and UK tour to heat things back up.
LOVE/HATE are back with a brand new single, album and UK tour to heat things up during the cold winter months ahead. The new 6 track mini-album 'CRUCIFIED' is released 13th January, with the band confirmed for an extensive tour of the UK in March 2014.
A new single 'Hanging You Out To Dry' is available to purchase now via iTunes. Band frontman and principal songwriter on the new Love/Hate record, Jizzy Pearl, has also recently been confirmed as lead singer for legendary U.S metal band QUIET RIOT.
Love/Hate burst onto the scene in 1990 with the debut album 'Blackout out in the Red Room' and proceeded to take the UK by storm with Best Album of the Year' from Kerrang and Metal Hammer magazines. Playing sold out shows and opening for Skid Row, AC/DC and Dio put Love/Hate on the map. MTV hits “Why do you Think They call it Dope”, “She’s an Angel” and the bands follow up album 'Wasted In America' has ensured a loyal UK following to this day.
In 2014 lead singer Jizzy Pearl will carry the Love/Hate tradition into the new millennium with a new album 'CRUCIFIED' - 6 new original songs that sound as vibrant and young as Love/Hate’s first records.
March 2014 Love/Hate once again fulfill their promise to their loyal UK fans and return for a 16 day whirlwind UK tour which starts 6th March 2014 and includes Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival. Love/Hate has proven that real Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die with their new album 'CRUCIFIED' coming out 13th January 2014. Check it out!
Jizzy Pearl on 'CRUCIFIED'
Hanging You Out To Dry - “A song about the infamous Hollywood Sign stunt from the viewpoint of the Crucifee himself. The vibe is simple, I tried to get back to the start, a bunch of young kids banging out loud musical joy in a little room and the singer in the middle, one microphone, testifying to the World.”
Sunny Day - “A love song to my girlfriend, plain and simple. Usually I had to break up with my girlfriends to get a good song out of them but not this time, thankfully. Sunny Day is old School Love/hate psychedelia."
You’re Making Me Nervous - “A fictional account of every man’s idea of a bad date. The lyrics come straight from the horse’s mouth as he watches his Friday night fantasy crash and burn."
I Don’t Want To Be Your Baby - “This is a twist on the traditional Power Ballad where the guy not only doesn’t get the girl, he doesn’t want the girl."
Love Is All - “My Led Zeppelin roots come out on this one, all those Kashmir days and nights huddled around the peace pipe. I got to stretch out a bit and do some cool things musically that you can’t normally do in a 3 minute pop song.”
Too Late - “A song about someone near and dear to me who f**ked up. You can’t go back to high school, you can’t go back to those glory days of youth. You just—can’t—go—back.”
Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate UK Tour 2014
Mar 06: Norwich Waterfront
Mar 07: Belfast Diamond Rock Club
Mar 08: Aberdeen Moorings Bar
Mar 09: York Fibbers
Mar 11: Edinburgh Bannermans
Mar 12: Edinburgh Bannermans
Mar 13: Newcastle Think Tank at Digital
Mar 14: Bradford Gasworks
Mar 15: Sutton Diamond
Mar 16: Wakefield Warehouse 23
Mar 17: London Underworld
Mar 19: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Mar 20: Ebbw Vale Institute,
Mar 21: Buckley Tivoli
Mar 22: HRH AOR FESTIVAL
Mar 23: Northampton Attic
Return with 'Up The Dosage'
on Steamhammer Records out on 20 January 2014
“This is our Back In Black!“ The man who says this is called Blaine Cartwright, vocalist and guitarist of American rock band Nashville Pussy. Cartwright is referring to the latest Pussy album 'Up The Dosage', a recording consisting of 13 fast-paced, sharp songs (plus two bonus tracks) which impress with their homogeneity and stylistic complexity. 'Up The Dosage', takes up seamlessly where the 2009 Pussy release 'From Hell To Texas' left off and goes even further. Blaine Cartwright is rightly proud of and unmistakably happy about the new material: “None of the previous Nashville Pussy albums has been as diverse and at the same time consistent. Everything sounds even bigger and better, yet raw and authentic through and through.
The new album was produced by Nashville Pussy and sound engineer Brian Pulito at the Microsonic Studios in Lexington, Kentucky, a place where the band, despite their limited budget, found ideal conditions for a focussed and inspired recording process. “It was clear from the beginning that the album would have to be cut with very little money because the ZZ Top tour cost us lots of dollars,” Cartwright confesses. “Luckily, Shinedown producer Rick Beato is a close friend of Nashville Pussy. Rick was so enthusiastic about the new material that he spontaneously decided to remix the album for us. That’s why 'Up The Dosage' sounds so contemporary and powerful, with phat guitars and a production which sounds brilliant in every respect.”
Cartwright is referring to classy rock tracks such as the opener ‘Everybody’s Fault But Mine’, with a wonderfully ironic title which reflects that sense of humour which is so typical of Nashville Pussy. Next comes Cartwright’s personal fave ‘Rub It To Death’, a raw number with unashamed Motörhead references. Also typical of Nashville Pussy is the title track which takes no prisoners from the first note, unfolding a thoroughly unrefined attitude through the driving bass.
But there is also a number of surprising moments on Up The Dosage: the country rock song ‘Hooray For Cocaine, Hooray For Tennessee’, featuring dobro and mandolin, and ‘Till The Meat Falls Off The Bone’, which dates back to the seventies. Cartwright: “Somehow it’s turned into a kind of Aerosmith-meets-Pussy track. In the beginning I wasn’t sure whether we wanted to release it, but in a very special way it fits really well on the album.” ‘White And Loud’, penned by guitarist Ruyter Suys, with its doom-laden Black Sabbath flair also deserves a mention. By the way: Ruyter Suys and Blaine Cartwright continue to be the backbone of Nashville Pussy, supported by drummer Jeremy Thompson and – since 2011 – bassist Bonnie Buitrago, who joined the Pussy fold after Karen Cuda had left the band on friendly terms.
And another name which should be mentioned in connection with Up The Dosage is that of Eddie Spaghetti: the Supersuckers bassist has been one of Cartwright’s best pals since their joint European tour in spring 2009 and helped with the new songs: “Eddie came to my home in Atlanta to work on the material with me. He co-authored three songs and helped me with the right arrangements on the rest of the tracks. I can’t thank him enough for his assistance.”
Nashville Pussy came together in 1996. Ever since, the band has been performing a strenuous annual gig marathon, touring with acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Reverend Horton Heat or ZZ Top and played Festivals like Wacken Open Air. Even Albums such as 'Let Them Eat Pussy' (1998), High As Hell (2000), 'Say Something Nasty' (2002) or 'From Hell To Texas' (2009) have caused an international stir, and their single release ´Fried Chicken And Coffee` earned the band a Grammy nomination in the late Nineties in the category ´Best Metal Performance`.
Blaine Cartwright - guitars, vocals
Ruyter Suys - guitars
Bonnie Buitrago- bass
Jeremy Thompson – drums
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