May 26, 2017

Marco Minnemann's drum set-up

Drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, The Mute Gods) posted a photo of his drum set-up:

Here's the drum set-up you hear on pretty much 99% of the recordings I'm on. It's a custom made DW Jazz series kit, and a hammered 14"x5" Ludwig Black Beauty snare. Cymbals vary and are all Zildjians. Oh yeah and that ride cymbal is a custom made platinum alloy 20", which sounds really unique and lovely. Hope you enjoyed the little geek out.


May 25, 2017

The Wood Brothers: "Ophelia" video

The Wood Brothers have made a video for their take on The Band's Ophelia, which they performed at Levon Helm Studios AKA The Barn in Woodstock, NY on August 19, 2016. It's a track form their latest album Live at The Barn.

They will be on the road throughout Spring and Summer, playing festivals, and supporting the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Beauty Sleep: All In

The new Beauty Sleep single All In is a throwback to the sound of the New Romantics. The Belfast trio took the key elements of bands like Beach House and the Humane League to create a blatantly commercial song, tailor made for wine-drenched Summer nights. It's the forerunner for their debut EP Nature Will Eat Me.

May 24, 2017

Darlia: Beam Me Up

Blackpool rock band Darlia pay tribute to the sound of Oasis and The Kinks on their new single Beam Me Up. Slacker meets vaudeville. Tongue-in-cheek or dead serious? Both actually, with some pretty nifty call-and-response vocals. Lead singer Nathan Day went through some pretty serious depression issues and with this song he found some sort of closure and is also able to poke fun at his problems, once again proving that making music is good for you.

The Fire Harvest: "The Patient" video

Dcuht indie rock band The Fire Harvest have made a video for The Patient a track from their Singing, Dancing, Drinking album. They used footage that was filmed by guitarist Nicolai Adolfs' grandfather Johannes Willem Lambertus Adolfs between 1948 and 1970.

Live dates:
  • 05/25 Freiburg, Germany @ BAR
  • 05/26 München, Germany @ innen.außen.raum
  • 05/27 Kasselt, Germany @ Sandershaus
  • 06/05 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Sonnenborgh


HCTF review of Singing, Dancing, Drinking.