‘Ray Black and The Flying Carpets’ came together in late 2015, and the four young men in the band are based in Stuttgart, Germany. The band was formed as a side project for Ray who owns a recording studio ‘Back Shack Recordings’ which is situated in a small town called Calw, located in the Black Forest region of Germany.
For Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing of Hymn for Her, ‘Drive Til U Die’ is more than an album title. It’s a manifesto. A mantra. But to call this Americana duo road warriors would be a misnomer; to them, the road isn’t a battleground to conquer, it’s their beloved home. A nomadic tribe with their young daughter, they dwell in a ’61-vintage Bambi Airstream towed by a Ford van whose odometer shows nearly half a million miles – a trip to the moon. And back. Sleeping to the rhythm of spinning wheels, they thrive on spontaneity, friends and the moments that make it worthwhile: when they stand onstage and unleash their dynamic yin-yang of high-octane outlaw rockers and honey-sweet, harmony-laden ballads.
The East of Paris is where it’s at! If you’re looking for action in the city of lights, look no further. Live music, themed bars where musicians hang at or good restaurants that don’t require you to sell a kidney to pay the bill. It’s also the birthplace and playground of Eddie & The Head-Starts aka your favourite local Rockabilly trio. Wether in Punk and Rock and Roll bars, squats, dance halls, clubs or restaurants, those boys are always willing and ready to spread the good word and keep live music alive. They have become a familiar face in that environment, meanwhile expanding their horizons as a band to many other places in France and the rest of Europe. For their first recording effort, they chose to go way farther East: the East of Berlin, home of Lightning Recorder, the right studio for them thanks to its vintage analog equipment and skillfull team. The result is 12 rocking tracks, recorded live with no overdubs. Sincere and passionate material made for people who like down to earth music.
Rhythm Bomb Records (London) presents: ‘Shakedown’s Th’owdown’ the new album by Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue. It’s a swell and varied collection of blues, swing, jump, R&B, rock ’n roll… played with attitude and authentic sounds.
5 more years have passed now, since we put out a Rocket Lauch Sampler showing the broad variety of bands that come to Calw, Germany, to an old house and record their rockin’ tunes in a cosy and authentic atmosphere.
Jumping jills and jiving cats, this mighty fine collection is devoted to lady singers. Dig their sound and move the furniture around, put on your dancing shoes and dance to their blues. Get the joints shaking and the rugs quacking, but watch out ’cause these dames are dangerous as much as they are glamorous. MEOW!
This is volume two of a series of danceable Rhythm & Blues re-issues. Picked by a DJ from his boppin’ and rockin’ set and remastered for best possible sound. This volume features songs about booze, beeing drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.
This is volume one of a series of danceable Rhythm & Blues re-issues. Picked by a DJ from his boppin’ and rockin’ set and remastered for best possible sound. This volume features songs about booze, beeing drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.