Songs To Learn and Sing – Veronica Falls, Howling Bells, Zola Jesus and Dirtblonde

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This week,  Veronica Falls, Howling Bells, Zola Jesus and Dirtblonde

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VERONICA FALLS.

 Veronica Falls  release their self-titled debut album released 17th October on Bella Union and will be touring the UK with VPME faves Dum Dum Girls in November.

“Bad Feeling” By Veronica Falls.

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VPME – Six Music.

Last week we returned on all our gory (sic) to Auntie Beeb‘s  Now Playing on 6 Music Show hosted by Tom Robinson which is broadcast between 7-9pm every Friday. The overall direction of the radio show is dictated by the listeners who are encouraged to discuss, throughout the week, what’s been happening in the digital world of music via the BBC website  and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter .  The audio may have disappeared from the BBC’s I-Player but fear not,  you can listen again below as we play The Good Natured, Prince Edward Island and Dum Dum Girls.

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Howling Bells

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=R0wkapy1FBU">http://youtube.com/watch?v=R0wkapy1FBU</a>

The Bells new album “The Loudest Engine” is released on September 12th 2011 and is being streamed on their facebook page . It’s an album which Juanita describes as “a modern psychedelic record.The first (album)was about that great initial leap, the second was us exploring different waters. This one is us, all having met at one place, at one time. I think this record will change people’s perspectives of the band.”  Catch ‘em on tour, they really are fantastic live.

HOWLING BELLS LIVE – UK TOUR

Weds  14th SEPTEMBER PORTSMOUTH, WEDGEWOOD ROOMS

Thurs 15th LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Fri 16th  SHEFFIELD, PLUG

Sun 18th LEEDS, COCKPIT

Mon 19th GLASGOW, ORAN MOR

Tues 20th  MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3

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ZOLA JESUS.

Zola Jesus New Single and Album - The Von Pip Musical Express 2011

Zola Jesus makes a welcome return with the release of a new single, Seekir (Oct 3rd, Souterrain Transmissions) and UK dates this November.  The single and tour follow the release of her  new album, Conatus, on September 26th .

‘Seekir’ By Zola Jesus

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DIRTBLONDE

Dirtblonde Von Pip Musical Express

Pic By Sakura

Liverpool noise terrorists  Ivan Hell (guitar) and Lula Blue (vocals, bass) or Dirtblonde to you and I,  return with a new song ,’In Furs.’ It’s the first track to be made available online from Dirtblonde’s forthcoming ‘Token Rose’ E.P. which will be released on digital and CD formats on 6th October.

The E.P. is a taster for the band’s 2nd album, ‘Hours’, which will come out in the new year.

‘Furs’ By Dirtblonde.

Andy Von Pip

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Discussion

  1. Honest assessments here (hope you don’t mind)

    “Bad Feeling” by Veronica Falls didn’t really grab me much. I’m sure they are nice people, however Wink

    “Bedroom Eyes” sounds *amazing* I wouldn’t be surprised if this album makes the DDG’s huge stars.

    The Howling Bells “The Loudest Engine” has all the sonics I’ve come to know and love. Not surprised as I loved their last album. Good band.

    ‘Seekir’ By Zola Jesus continues my fascination with her mysterious persona and sound. Her voice is captivating. Her background vocals are slighty creepy and evil (in the very best ways). She has a sonic vision that I can really get in to.

    “Furs” by Dirtblonde sounds like a re-write of the Cure’s “Short Term Effect” (Pornography). Not that there’s anything wrong with that. One of my all-time fave Cure albums. I love this type of sound. Not sure how many points I give Dirtblonde for originality, however.

    Still – a fun listen!

    • I feel it only fair to warn you , before embarking on their musical adventures, Veronica Falls where highly trained, government assassins. I trust you have a few double-cylinder deadbolts in Chez Cromwell Wink

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