Maxi Jazz (Faithless) returns with new band, new single and live UK dates

Having found huge, worldwide acclaim as part of dance music powerhouse Faithless, multi-talented performer Maxi Jazz is back with a new band and a new sound.

The band, The E-Type Boys, explore a different side to Maxi’s musical personality. Inspired by the funk, soul, reggae and jazz genres, this is a darker sound in many ways, utterly compelling throughout. Knowing Maxi Jazz’s background in full on dance only makes it all the more intriguing.

There’s more new music coming in the New Year, but in the meantime Maxi Jazz and the E Type Boys have offered up a little taste of what’s to come with the track above, ‘Bitter Love’.

You can also find the band performing live if you’re quick, with dates in Manchester tonight (Tuesday 8th) at Club Academy and in Birmingham on tomorrow (Wednesday 9th) at Institute The Library before heading off to Europe.

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New EP and Tour from veteran vocalist Ann Wilson

The video above, ‘Fool No More’, is the opening track from a stunning new EP from well known US vocalist Ann Wilson. Although perhaps not a household name in her own right, she found fame as a member of sibling duo Heart, and has even been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now though, she’s stepping out on her own for her first solo EP ‘The Ann Wilson Thing’, and it’s full of great quality tracks like the one above. There are few finer things in music than a talented vocalist who pulls out all the stops, and the four tracks on show here demonstrate an artists who is able to do that and then some. It’s a throwback to old school music, when talent was more important than in the reality TV era of today.

In other great news, the EP is being supported by a tour in the US – dates are below, head over to the website for more info:

Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

Oct 6 – Hartford, CT – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery (two shows)

Oct 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage

Oct 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage

Oct 12 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap

Oct 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap

Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

Nov 23 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s

Nov 24 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (two shows)

Deathcats prepare for debut album and UK tour

Following on from their successful EP ‘The Raddest and a split tape with Fruit Tones of Manchester, Glagow trio Deathcats are readying for the release of their debut album on June 9th through Fuzzkill Records, plus a UK tour to take place throughout next month.

Specialising in fuzzy surf rockiness, the band have been building quite a following in all the right places, with This Is Fake DIY naming them ‘Big Neu Thing’, Clash magazine declaring them a band worth watching and support from Radio 1’s Ally McRae.

Grab the album from June 9th, and catch them before they’re big (dates in London and Leeds also to be confirmed):

June 4th – Go North Festival – Inverness

June 7th – Beat Generator – Dundee

June 13th – Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh

June 14th – Broadcast – Glasgow (Official Album Launch Show)

June 27th – Sheffield – venue TBC

June 28th – Manchester – venue TBC

July 2nd – Dunfermline – PJ Molloys


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Glory Glory, ‘Indigo Son’

A mix of indie and new wave sensibilities, ‘Indigo Son’ is a smooth, warm track taken from Glory Glory’s latest EP ‘So Long’. Produced by Justin Gerrish (The Strokes, Vampire Weekend), the Canadian band have seen their stock rise with the reaction to their laid back sound.

Also, the band are playing the following UK dates –
May 2 – Liverpool – The Brink (Liverpool Sound City)
May 5 – London – The Dublin Castle
May 6 – London – Upstairs at The Garage
May 7 –  London – The Slaughtered Lamb
May 9 – Brighton – The Blind Tiger Club (The Great Escape)
May 10 – Brighton – Green Door Store (The Great Escape)