- 27th November 2015
We're over the moon to say that we'll have CAGE THE ELEPHANT here on 14th Feb next year:
Cage the Elephant, who release their new album ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ through Columbia Records on 18th December, have confirmed a string of European shows in February. The gigs will be the bands’ first since playing with Foals at Alexandra Palace in Feb 2014. The Times raved about those shows, reporting, “charismatic singer Matt Shultz ended stripped to the waist, upside down in the crowd, feet flailing above the heads around him”. Cage The Elephant recently performed an equally exhilarating set during a secret show at CMJ with Consequence of Sound describing the show as “absolutely wild” and said “Matt Shultz has developed a reputation as a fearless performer, and his daredevil antics were on full display.” ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty‘ was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs, mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence + the Machine) and recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN, near the group’s hometown of Bowling Green, KY.
They've just released their new single 'Trouble' which follows last month's more upbeat 'Mess Around'. Listen to both below!
You can get tickets now here.
- 24th November 2015
Here at Rescue Rooms HQ, we are absolutely stoked to welcome both Hoxton Cidersmith Sixpointsix Craft and Michelin & Brown Vintage Ciders to the Rescue Rooms’ fridges.
Hoxton Cidersmiths, originating in Herefordshire, burst onto the craft cider scene late last year before relocating to City Road, London.
Sixpointsix (6.6%) is an oak aged cider with creamy, vanilla note that is sure knock your socks off! Whilst Michelin & Brown (4.5%) uses only fallen English apples to yield a sharp, crisp edge - a proper lazy man’s cider.
Both bottles are available for just £4.50 in the Rescue Rooms bar. Bottoms up!
- 24th November 2015
After a five-year hiatus The Coral return in 2016 with their eighth studio album, Distance Inbetween, out March 4th on Ignition Records. To coincide with the release the influential five-piece will head out on a UK tour, including a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 16th March. The band will then tour Europe in April before returning to their hometown to headline Liverpool Sound City Festival on 29th May. Tickets for the tour go on sale 9am on Friday 27th November and the album is available to pre order now from http://www.thecoral.co.uk.
Distance Inbetween is The Coral’s first album of original material since 2010’s Butterfly House, a gap punctuated by last year’s surprise release of their lost album, The Curse of Love. Since their debut EP release in 2001 the band have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping Magic and Medicine. Their eight Top 40 singles include Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Don’t Think You’re The First.
Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, Distance Inbetween was recorded live and mostly in just one take. The seams of each of the album’s 12-tracks are purposely rough-hewn and pave the way for a new visceral sound from a totally reenergised band.
"Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical,” explains James Skelly (vocals, guitars). “We thought ‘if you've got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?’"
On the album James, Ian Skelly (drums/percussion/vocals), Nick Power (keyboard/vocals), and Paul Duffy (bass/keyboards/vocals) are joined by Coral newbie, guitarist Paul Molloy, formerly of The Zutons.
“Paul was playing with Ian in their band, Serpent Power, and we'd all been mates with him for years,” says James. “We already had a couple of tunes recorded and Ian suggested Paul add some guitar. His parts really enhanced the tracks; he understood where he needed to leave space. From that point we didn't look back. We had a full line-up and were confident we could make an album that would stand next to the others."
On Distance Inbetween listeners are invited into The Coral’s world of Richard Yates’ books, Alan Moore comics, 1980's toys, the sound of krautrock compilations and Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud, and Gregory Crewdson’s darkly beautiful photography.
The album is dedicated to Alan Wills, The Coral’s early mentor and Deltasonic label boss who tragically lost his life in 2014.