Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 8th April 2022
Tagged: Slow Science
Slow Science return with a brand new EP and an appearence at the Manchester Punk Fest
We're incredibly excited to share the surprise new video and EP from one of our favourite bands, and a band who have been sorely missed these last eight years, Slow Science.
Slow Science bassist and vocalist, Stacey Conway-Jones explains:
“We always wanted to get together and record these songs and being booked to play Manchester Punk Fest was the catalyst we needed. It was great fun being back in the studio after all this time, especially with our good friend Tom. We picked up right where we left off 8 years ago and, with little rehearsal time, had to work on the songs as we recorded them. We’ve not written like that before and we’re really chuffed with how the songs and recordings have turned out as a result.”
The EP’s two songs - "Cold Smoke" and "What We Are" - prove the band haven't missed a beat and showcase their musical and song writing abilities with their trademark dual vocals, sing-along choruses, and wailing guitar solos. The video for "Cold Smoke" documents the recording of Sham Laws and was edited by London-based film maker, Adrian Cecil. The EP was recorded at Liverpool’s Trap Door Studios by Tom Peters of the band Alpha Male Tea Party.
You can download the full EP over on the Slow Science Bandcamp page now.
Posted: 29th January 2017
Zapiain return with their sophomore album
It's been a while but it finally gives me great pleasure to announce the next release on Bombed Out. Zapiain follow up 2011's (has it really been that long?) Jibberjabber album with the equally brilliantly titled Giantnormous.
11 great songs that build on that classic UK melodic punk sound so loved by bands that have spring up from the Wakefield post-code area in the past (Zapiain hail from Dewsbury).
The album is at press right now and will arrive on clear blue vinyl this spring. The LP will be a co-release between ourselves and All In Vinyl Records. The band are currently planning launch gig so expect news on that soon.
In the meantime, here's the first song from the album, titled "My New Home". Enjoy...
Posted: 18th March 2015
The brilliant Peachfuzz return with their 4th studio album
The first Bombed Out band to make it to 4 full-lengths, Peachfuzz are set to unleash their new album in the not too distant future.
Titled Raise High Your Bright Halo Of Stars, Adam Jones and company have put together a magnificent selection of songs that deliberately and consistently meander from solid power-pop to pure rock and roll, all the while balancing the finest of melodies with Adam's gravely vocals. Adam still cites Teenage Fanclub (and, transitively, Big Star) as a major influence but there's no mistaking the fact that Peachfuzz have now been at this game long enough to ensure that they no longer feel shackled to the sounds of their heroes.
The image above is a teaser for the artwork and what better way to compliment it than with a teaser for the record. You can listen to the laid-back groove of "Trouble Came" below. Enjoy.
Posted: 6th February 2015
Tagged: The Dauntless Elite
After 12 years as a band, The Dauntless Elite decide to move on to pastures new...
Last Friday, The Dauntless Elite played what will be their last gig for a long, long time. Quite possibly ever.
It was a typically understated and cynical affair - as Dauntless gigs always are - with Joe pointing out the fact that the band, who have headlined the larger room of the Brudenell Social Club, were playing their final gig 3rd down the bill in the smaller back room. Maybe it was time. Maybe it was a hint from the scene. Maybe their time had passed...
All of which is absolute nonsense of course. The Dauntless Elite had never shone brighter than on their recent and, in hindsight, aptly titled second album, More Bloody Bad News. As such they will be sorely missed as a band who stuck to their ethical guns, actually had something to say and who made me smile each and every time I had the pleasure of watching them live. Just as Joe Ninety and Fig. 4.0 became symbolic of Bombed Out's early years, so the last dozen years have been soundtracked by The Dauntless Elite. Their downtrodden, underdog-like Northern cynicism matching that of our own.
We'll miss them but, more importantly, the scene should miss them.
Anyway, cheers to 4 people I feel lucky to call friends (or, you know, family) - to Joe, Stephen, Andrew and Lee. All the best with the new band lads!
See you at the reunion gig.
Posted: 19th January 2015
Wakefield's finest super-group present their second full-length, out February!
Next month the brand new album from the brilliant Protectors will land at Bombed Out HQ. On lovely pale green vinyl no less!
The 9 track album, titled Soul And Fire Is All We Ever Need, is already streaming on Spotify and can be heard in full on the Bombed Out bandcamp page. An absolute stormer of an album, it should go without saying how happy we are to be involved - especially as I've been bugging Chris Charlton about releasing a record by one of his bands ever since the old Pylon days.
This is indie-rock at it's absolute best - soaring melodies, fantastic song-writing, the layered male/female vocals (Chris is ably assisted by Bombed Out friend-of-the-family Kerry Allison this time out), the keys (from new recruit Mark Silcock), everything... Fans of everyone from Guided By Voices to Jimmy Eat World will find something to savour here.
Pre-orders for the record are currently being taken on the Protectors bandcamp page and it will be up in our distro as soon as it's back from press so check back soon.
Finally, Protectors are playing Wakefield this Friday with The Horn The Hunt and the other new Bombed Out band, Stay Clean Jolene. The appearance marks the final gig, for now anyway, with founding member Matthew Parkes who is moving to Thailand shortly. Head on down if you're in the area.