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RECORD OF THE WEEK: THOSE DAMN CROWS – ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

When THOSE DAMN CROWS released their almighty debut album, MURDER AND THE MOTIVE, in 2016, amidst the riff-fest and chest-beating ode to everything good about ROCK stood a track that really hit deep into my psyche. So much so that it took on the aural manifestation of everything I had been screaming for a number of years: ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD.

InbetweenTheScreams is buzzed to see the Welsh warriors of rock this week release a lyric video to accompany the anthemic ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD and we are equally pleased to make it this weeks Record Of The Week.

So, crank it up and get ready to wake the neighbours as you blast out the chorus.

Who said rock n roll is dead?

Not fucking us and not THOSE DAMN CROWS!!

 

 

NEW RELEASE: SKARLETT RIOT: WARRIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th October sees SKARLETT RIOT release the second song off their imminent REGENERATE album and follows on from the brutal assault that was Break with another monster slice of metal.

WARRIOR sees vocalist Skarlett call upon her own troubled personal experiences to summon up a pantheon to survival and sitting atop a seething rage of a melody it is in your face from the opening bars.

As Skarlett herself says, Warrior was written as an uplifting message to fans and anyone listening that no matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard times get, you’ll get through it, you’ll come out stronger in the end. The lyrics were written about my personal experience of being bullied at school from a young age, and how small and unimportant that made me feel at the time. I want people to know they’re not alone and when they listen to this song I want them to feel braver and stronger

Here at InbetweenTheScreams we marked out WARRIOR as one of the standout tracks of the REGENERATE album but don’t take our word for it,listen yourself…

 

 

And check out our REGENERATE album review for full details on this stunning release, due to land 27th October.

Cheers.

PRIMORDIAL RADIO?: The Press Release

On the back of a very successful Seedrs funding campaign that saw Primordial Radio significantly over fund, reaching a stunning total of £150,000 again the initial target of £130,000, Primordial Radio have issued a Press Release to the music and radio community, as follows:

Rock and Metal Community Totally Smashes Primordial Radio’s Funding Target

 

Primordial Radio, a brand new UK radio station for the rock and metal community has successfully overfunded their crowd equity target of 130k.  A staggering 853 investors backed the project to the tune of 150k by the end of the campaign, with all of them buying into the idea of combining the freedom and control of digital streaming with the intimacy and personality of radio.

 

Primordial’s key executive team, all of whom were made redundant last year when TeamRock went into receivership, has a wealth of experience within the rock industry and completely understand the challenges of delivering a rock and metal station using the traditional model and decided to turn the format on its head!

 

“Traditionally, media companies garner support from industry and advertisers, build a radio station, and then search for its audience.” said Primordial’s Chief Executive, Hugh ‘Moose’ Evans.  “We simply decided to first find the audience, ask them what they wanted, and build from there.   We now have a loyal and dedicated community, have begun building the service, and are ready to introduce Primordial to the rest of the world.”

 

“The commercial radio choices for the rock and metal community have been so limited throughout the years and there have been several false dawns and let-downs.  With Primordial the community owns the station and will be collectively responsible for it on every level.  This community, like many other niche genres, has been marginalised and dismissed.  Our modest success to date is testament to the passion and loyalty of the rock and metal community and proves people will support a good quality rock and metal station.”

 

The next stage for the team is to develop its service technology and membership platforms.  Beyond that the agenda will be set by the opinions, reactions, and needs of its community.   Primordial will be flexible and reactive.

 

Primordial Radio is a premium rock and metal service that provides personality led radio, podcasts, video, and events. The station will generate revenues from membership, competitions, events, merchandise, and sponsorship.

 

For more information on Primordial Radio and to become part of its community head to www.primordialradio.com

 

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For more information contact:

 

General / Commercial – moose@primordialradio.com

Content / Social – dewsbury@primordialradio.com     

Music / Playlist – pete@primordialradio.com

Technical / Engineering – mark@primordialradio.com

 

We. Are. Primordial

If you know me, follow me or even gyrate at anywhere near the same gravitational frequency as me you will not have failed to have seen or heard me reference PRIMORDIAL RADIO.

I am not going to ramble on about why I believe you need to get involved with the future of rock and metal radio, there are people farmore qualified than me who can educate you……..so, why not hear it for yourself from the main guys involved?

So here they are in the introductory video they produced for their Seedrs funding bid.

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So now you know, what are you waiting for?

GO FUND YOURSELF!!

CLICK HERE for the Seedrs Primordial Radio funding page

then go tell the world that you believe in the future of rock radio.

 

 

BOOM: PRIMORDIAL RADIO FUNDING BID MAKES AN EXPLOSIVE START BUT IT NEEDS YOU!!!

Support so far is incredible with the figure standing at £62,370 as of 08:20 17th May.That’s 48% of the way there but we really, really need to push this home hard, so anything you can to raise awareness needs doing, right now.

Go…. be crazy, be resolute, be confident, BE PRIMORDIAL!

 

LATEST UPDATE: 13:00 15th May – An astonishing £60,661 has been raised out of the £130,012 required. That’s 47% of the funding target from 446 funders but WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING AND GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE.

WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, ACHIEVING WHAT IS POSSIBLE WILL BE FAR HARDER THAN IT COULD BE. NOT IMPOSSIBLE BUT LET’S GET THIS FUNDED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

IF YOU CARE, SHARE!!

 

IT’S UP TO YOU TO SEE THIS HOME……………

25% OF THE FUNDING TARGET PLEDGED IN LESS THAN 18 HOURS.

THAT IS JUST UNDER £32,000 FROM 233 PEOPLE WHO TRULY BELIEVE IN THE VISION OF THE ROCK RADIO FUTURE PUT BEFORE US BY THE PEOPLE WE TRULY KNOW CAN DELIVER US THE COMMUNITY SPIRITED RADIO WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

 

We all need this to succeed, to break away from the crass exploitation of our community by service providers who are only interested in one thing, maximising the money they can make from us by offering the least amount of content.

PRIMORDIAL RADIO builds its ethos, its whole future existence on the principle that ROCK RADIO will not work without making the listener, the viewer, the peruser of content the very heart and soul of the experience. This is a rock and metal venture FOR THE COMMUNITY, BY THE COMMUNITY. IT’S Friday night in the pub with your mates ANY TIME YOU WANT IT. It’s that quiet moment you get in work when all you need is some respite from the daily grind. It is whatever you want it to be.

WE have a chance to create something UNIQUE, something that will change the way our community is treated for ever. But it’s a one-shot chance and it needs you. Go visit the Primordial Radio Seedrs funding page via PrimordialRadio.com/gofundyourself

Read the vision of the future, watch the video that passionately details how that vision can be engaged and then join us, the many who fervently believe that finally we have the chance to build a home for the rock and metal community that truly is ours, FOR US, BY US…..

DON’T LET THIS CHANCE SLIP AWAY.

SHARE THIS, PROMOTE, BORE PEOPLE TO DEATH BY ENDLESSLY TALKING ABOUT IT BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE

BELIEVE!!

Gary

PRIMORDIAL RADIO – FUND THIS!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last year we lost the incomparable entity that was the freak show of Team Rock Radio, doomed to the ethereal wasteland of wasted opportunities.

On the 8th May 2017 the rock and metal community have a chance to turn our attention from the dark days of the past and build a future that will become a beacon of hope for our community.

Former Team Rock dj’s Moose, Dewsbury and Pete Bailey, along with sound supremo Mark Hillman have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a venture that all of us have a vested interest in ensuring succeeds. And on the 8th May that opportunity explodes into life via a Seedrs funding bid, a chance for us to create the foundations of a radio station, in all the myriad of opportunities that that presents, one that YOU as much as them can call home, a place where we truly do belong, way beyond the empty rhetoric that belong held before.

This is it, truly. This is potentially last orders. The scene has gone through so many changes over the last few years and profiteering has stripped away the very heart of what we stood for and goodwill has been exploited to such an extent that rock radio has lost its way.

It is time to put us right back on track and get behind Primordial Radio in whatever way you can, even if it is just spreading the word. And please, spread this as far and wide as you can before we are lost to the nothingness that is out there.

Take a look at www.PrimordialRadio.com for more info and details of just how integral you are to this and how to be part of the future of rock radio.

The Inbetween The Screams ‘Single of the Week’: THE PEARL HARTS – HIT THE BOTTLE

InbetweenTheScreams is immensely happy to have stumbled across this weeks Single of the Week and hereby issue a screaming declaration that you better get yourselves dug in because THE PEARL HARTS are about to kick your fucking defences down, tear your perceptions apart and fuck up your world. And you are going to FUCKING LOVE IT!!!

In rock there are a few unequivocal truths amidst a sea of smoke and mirror lies and subterfuge. Number one is… true talent will never be ignored for long, no matter how the music industry may try. Secondly…strip any decent band back to the basics and you’ll be left with a rock solid drummer and a wild heart of a front person. And that is exactly what THE PEARL HARTS is, two wolves in sheeps clothing about to rip your hearts out after leading you on the night out of a lifetime. OUTLAWS outside your front door, just waiting!

The fact that THE PEARL HARTS are in such demand by the likes of Skunk Anansie, Garbage and Stereophonics as an opening act is a clear indicator of the ability of this duo to put over a powerhouse of a sound and deliver it live, night after night and their first release off their impending debut album, HIT THE BOTTLE, is a showcase of what to expect,with Sara laying down a barrage of brutal stick work, throughout which Kirsty delivers her six string attack and vocal invocation to wanton hedonism; dirty, sweaty blues-tinged, punk-hearted, beautiful armageddon.

There are big things ahead for this band, huge things and InbetweenTheScreams can’t wait to get its hands on the album and…..

…in the meantime we are thrilled to announce that prior to the album release we will be bringing you an interview with Sara and Kirsty, digging into their past, their road to where they are, what lights their fire and trips their switches and what lies ahead.

And here is this weeks Single of The Week – THE PEARL HARTS: HIT THE BOTTLE

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You can find out more about the band via:

Their Web Site: HERE

Their Twitter Account: HERE

On Facebook: HERE

Their YouTube Channel: HERE

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Preview of the interview coming soon!!

Cheers

Gary

As usual, Likes, Tweet, Shares etc etc muchly appreciated.

 

The #PRFam ‘First Things First’ PRIMORDIAL RADIO Playlist

As we await the return of some of the voices and personalities that made Team Rock Radio the crazy island in a mire of mediocrity that it was for a while, those being Moose, Dewsbury and Pete, here’s a playlist put together by the Primordial Radio Fam of suggestions for the opening track of the first show.

There are some familiar and obvious choices and some way out there, as you would expect!

So,first things first – time to get the family together and spread the word, there’s a new beginning in ROCK RADIO on the horizon and it is going to be MASSIVE

PRIMORDIAL RADIO

 

Check out the latest messages from Moose, Dews and Pete by clicking the links below and there will be much more posted on here in the coming weeks

https://twitter.com/PrimordialRadio

https://www.facebook.com/primordialradio/

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The InbetweenTheScreams THOSE DAMN CROWS COMPETITION ** WON BY COLIN SMITH 8th Oct **

Welcome to the first ever InbetweenTheScreams competition and the first competition has a stupendous prize, the monumental debut album MURDER AND THE MOTIVE from THOSE DAMN CROWS, an album stated by this blog as THE BEST DEBUT ALBUM SINCE APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

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Read the review by clicking  HERE

Checkout their latest single below


To win this stunning album simply Like the InbetweenTheScreams Facebook page (HERE), Follow us on Twitter (HERE) and email Submissions@InbetweenTheScreams.co.uk, with the answer to this question:

Shiner, Those Damn Crows guitarist and riff monster plays a very famous guitar. What is it?

ANSWER: Gibson ES-355 BB King Lucille (Modified)

Hint: The answer is in the review and interview linked above.

Mark your entry TDC Competition in the subject field

Competition will close FRIDAY  7TH OCTOBER and the winner will be picked randomly from the correct entries received and the winner notified by email.

Good luck.

Gary

Album Review: UNDER A BANNER – THE WILD PLACES

I have always had a penchant for music that grabs you emotionally, spiritually, ethereally and takes you on a lyrical journey cloaked in an aural soundstage to signpost the road ahead. Under A Banner have a rich tapestry of such voyages with myself an eager passenger as they unfurl their Folk Rock banner across previously self-funded releases, so the news early in the year that the band had signed to Bad Elephant Music, and that there would be a third studio album to come in the autumn has had me devouring any morsel of news released on its progress.  And now the waiting is over……….

And that wait most certainly was not in vain.

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The Wild Places is certain to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding existing Under A Banner fans whilst attracting a whole host of new admirers. If you gravitate towards the New Model Army or Levellers sphere of rock, that rousing, foot-stomping, Celtic tinged folk rock, then Under A Banner have gift-wrapped an almighty feast of music for you to savour.

Under the supremely talented Mastering of Jon Astley, he of Zeppelin, Stones, Who etc etc etc fame, the band seem tighter than ever but also more adventurous, more focused. There is a sublime interweaving of melody lines throughout The Wild Places that spiral ever higher, creating a spotlight from which singer Adam Broadhurst holds you in the palm of his hand while he eloquently regales you with tales of loss, of hope, or grabs you firmly by the collar and reels you around the floor, heart thumping, voices roaring out in unison an ode to the fight ahead in impassioned tones, imploring those watching to join in. That is what excites me about Under A Banner. This is music to make memories to with a room, a field, a stadium of like-minded folk giving everything you have.

This is an album to participate in, to revel in, to rebel against the grayness to. To reveal its heart you only need to listen.

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Standout tracks? You may as well just run the track list! Each will entice, enthrall, entwine in their own way but if pushed I would say LEGION is a classic in the making, the opening track In The End is the purest essence of everything that is Under A Banner along with the closing track, World of Hope but the penultimate track, Already There has huge hit written across every stave, every emotional word from a melancholy lament of exploration and revelation.

Special mention to Isaac Collier for the hauntingly beautiful cello on the opening track In The End and track eleven, Already There.  Take a bow sir.

Adam, Tim, Si, Jake and Kat have produced a beautifully textured album that is absolutely deserving of a 10/10 InbetweenTheScreams rating.



This album is waiting for you. Go and buy it. NOW!!

 


UNDER A BANNER is:

Adam Broadhurst – acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Tim Wilson – drums, percussion and vocals
Si Hill – bass
Jake Brooks – guitar and vocals
Kat Davis – keyboards and piano

The Wild Places credits:

Recorded at Park Studios JQ, Birmingham, England between March and June 2016.
Produced by Alastair Jamieson and Under A Banner
Engineered and mixed by Alastair Jamieson
Assistant Engineer – Dan Williams
Edited by Dan Williams
Mastered by Jon Astley from Close To The Edge

Cover artwork by Susan Omand
Logos, branding and design by John Williamson.


You can pre-order/order THE WILD PLACES via the bands record label BAD ELEPHANT MUSIC:   HERE

and you can find out more about the band, check out future gigs and order merch via their website : HERE

and you should definitely follow them on Twitter: HERE

or Facebook: HERE

or check out their YouTube channel: HERE

Trust me, you will WANT this album in your collection!!


As always, Retweets, Likes, Shares, Comments, gold bars always appreciated!

Cheers

Gary