Wednesday 1st April
White Noise Radio
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"They show great promise indeed with this excellent take on melodic post-rock fusion. Their vocals and instrumentals put them somewhere in the ballpark of Failure, A Perfect Circle and early Oceansize" - Prog Magazine
"A gluttonous heap of interlinking guitar lines and evocative vocals, think And So I Watch You From Afar meets Queens of The Stone Age with an obvious mainstream bent" – ManGoneBlog
Finding themselves out on a limb in the city of Liverpool - not known for its kindness to alternative rock bands - Pocket Apocalypse are turning their differences into their strengths as they artfully interweave post-rock, math-rock and progressive influences into an anthemic sound that often defies expectation.
Already drawing early comparisons with the likes of Oceansize, Arcane Roots, ASIWYFA and Queens Of The Stone Age, their individuality on the local scene has helped them to secure a host of support slots with the likes of MinionTV, This Town Needs Guns, Cleft, Victor Villarreal, God Damn, Fatherson and many more. The band have also played sets at Liverpool Sound City, Newpath Festival and Fringe Festivals with several more already lined up for 2015.
'The Missing Piece' is the first taster from the band’s forthcoming debut album 'Under Our Sky' and was released earlier last year with an official video which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWGZPQxyeRA
As a single, it’s the perfect introduction to their genre-spanning style, showcasing their flitting and proficient instrumentation alongside stadium-ready choruses with soaring melodies. Twinkling guitars and rounded bass tones explode into dynamic, towering guitar riffs and rhythmic soundscapes that melt and mesh subtly, already catching the eye of Prog Magazine who hailed it as an “excellent take on melodic post-rock fusion”.
Valerian Swing are primarily an instrumental band, featuring occasional vocals; always driven by an eclectic and experimental musical vision.
Hailing from Correggio, Italy, the three piece have toured multiple countries, honing an extraordinarily dynamic, frenetic and highly musical brand of sonic curios.
Having recorded their previous album A Sailor Lost Around The Earth with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch, Russian Circles) at Red Room in Seattle, WA, the trio invited the legendary producer to their home town to record the follow up.
The resulting album A U R O R A, picks up where A Sailor Lost… left off, but, according to Bayles “with more mood, more melodic crescendos and more vocals.”. The band and producer set up camp at Igloo Audio Factory in Correggio to record the eight track album, before Bayles returned to Red Room to mix.
Following the release of A Sailor Lost… Valerian Swing took off around the earth themselves, taking in both Europe and America, with a stop at SXSW, and playing shows with Russian Circles, Boris, and This Town Needs Guns among others. The trio also toured extensively following the release of A U R O R A - with more dates being added frequently in an attempt to satiate their appetite for playing live.
“Taking post-rock as a starting point, they add a little math rock, heaps of riffs, and an occasional chant to create something magnificent” - Rock-A-Rolla
White Noise Radio
White Noise Radio are a new Bristol alt-rock four-piece who combine the involved riffage of Karnivool with the nuanced songwriting of Porcupine Tree. For fans of clever-heavy.
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