The Fierce And The Dead – Magnet EP pre-order

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Cult North London instrumentalists The Fierce And The Dead release their first new material in two years this August via Bad Elephant Music. The critically acclaimed band’s new EP, titled “Magnet” features 6 songs including 3 new tracks, a re-recording of the song Flint from the band’s first album and 2 songs recorded live in rehearsal (one of these is a bonus on the CD). The EP is released on the 14th of August, the week before TFATD play the Arctangent festival alongside acts including Dillinger Escape Plan, 65daysofstatic and Deerhoof.

“I think this EP represents a different sound for us, it’s important to keep moving forward. It more joyous and intense with bigger riffs and more of an electronic feel.” says Dead guitarist Matt Stevens...

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Jack Arthurs signs to BEM and announces new album

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Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that renowned singer/songwriter Jack Arthurs has joined its ever increasing roster of artists.

Jack is a musician and songwriter based in Newcastle, a popular presence on the North East music scene. His debut solo album ‘Only Dreams are True’ – described by Music Street Journal as a “wonderfully sweet and tender collection of songs by a talented and insightful artist” – was released to critical acclaim in 2012. The follow up, entitled ‘Treasure House’, will be released through BEM in early 2016.

Jack Arthurs: I’m over the moon about this news! I really look forward to working with everyone at Bad Elephant. My new solo acoustic album is called Treasure House’. I’m very excited about these tunes...

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Prog Magazine Subscriber Sampler

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Welcome to all the subscribers from Prog Magazine who have received the sampler with the latest issue. Many thanks to Jerry and the Prog team for the opportunity to get our music out to you all!

If you’d like to know more about our bands and music, then head on over to our Bandcamp site, where you can hear all our releases and if you like them, you can buy them.

Join in with the whole social media fun by liking our Facebook page – where you can also sign up to our mailing list –  and chat with all the Bad Elephants in our open group. You can also find us on Twitter and Soundcloud.

Most of all, thanks for listening!

 

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The Room signs to BEM

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Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce the addition of UK melodic rock band The Room to its expanding roster of artists, as well as the release of a digital single, ‘Carrie’, available from the BEM sales site from today on a ‘name your price’ basis.

There is a rich musical heritage at the heart of The Room’s progressive-tinged rock, with a combination of top-notch musicianship, catchy hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. They released acclaimed debut album, ‘Open Fire’, in December 2012 to great critical acclaim, and we look forward to working with the guys to release their second album in late 2015.

‘Carrie’ is now available from the following places:

….and other quality download sites including Google Music.

Also streaming from Spotify and other...

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jh signs with Bad Elephant Music

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Bad Elephant Music is excited to announce they have entered a partnership with London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist jh. The first fruits of this alliance will be releasing Morning Sun, an anthology, out in the first quarter of 2015.

This selection of songs from jh’s three album releases, Truth and Bullshit, Wanderlust and So Much Promise – chosen by the man himself – showcases the diverse musical styles that he employs.

Never one to stand still in the fast moving, disparate musical world of today, jh’s eclectic style is an ever changing source of consummate and intelligent material, songs that will challenge you and demand that you delve deeper to get the ultimate listening experience.

jh: “I’m thrilled to be working with BEM on the release of my compilation &...

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AudioPlastik debut album to be released on BEM

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Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that ‘In The Head Of A Maniac’, the debut album from AudioPlastik, will be released on BEM in early 2015.

AudioPlastik, previously known as Alpha Flood/Brave New Sky, is a collaboration between respected guitarist and vocalist Dec Burke (Darwin’s Radio, Frost* and solo artist of this parish), guitarist/bassist Simon Andersson (Darkwater, ex-Pain of Salvation) and Richard West, keyboard player with Threshold. ‘In The Head Of A Maniac’ consists of thirteen anthemic songs with soaring melodies and which aren’t afraid to pack a punch – emphasising the ‘rock’ in progressive rock.

Dec Burke: “Really happy and excited to reveal that we have been signed and are working with BEM for the release of our debut album, and will soon be coming ‘atcha like Cleo...

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Pre-orders for Bloody Marvels now open

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Bloody Marvels, the stunning new (almost entirely) instrument album from Knifeworld, Guapo and Chrome Hoof keyboard player Emmett Elvin is now available to pre-order on CD and digital download from Bad Elephant Music’s sales site.

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Release dates for Emmett Elvin and Trojan Horse albums

Bad Elephant Music is pleased to announce release dates for two excellent new albums, from Emmett Elvin and Trojan Horse.

Bloody Marvels, the second solo release (and first on CD) from Knifeworld, Guapo and Chrome Hoof keyboard player Emmett Elvin, will be released on Monday 22nd September 2014. Bloody Marvels is a collection of largely instrumental pieces performed on acoustic instruments. Emmett is a master of guitar as well as keyboards, and plays a bewildering variety of both stringed, keyed, struck and blown instruments to create this beguiling, atmospheric and haunting album...

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Trojan Horse to sign with BEM

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BEM is delighted to announce that Manchester progressive rock band  Trojan Horse will be releasing their second album through us in Autumn 2014.

Nicholas Duke, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist, said – “Trojan Horse are incredibly happy to be working with Bad Elephant Music on our forthcoming album ‘World Turned Upside Down’. BEM is a label we’ve heard many great things about, and have seen them grow from strength to strength with each new release. It’s been a pleasure to watch as our friends The Fierce & The Dead have benefited from partnering with a label that values a positive, open minded approach to music that sits outside the boundaries of genre labels, and this is something that is severely lacking in today’s musical climate...

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Simon Godfrey’s Motherland Released

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Simon Godfrey, whose electronic rock epic, Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed was released by BEM last year under the Shineback moniker, has just finished recording his first solo acoustic album entitled Motherland.

Available for pre-order now, the album contains 8 previously unreleased original songs, as well as 3 acoustic reworkings of tracks from Tinyfish and Shineback. Spanning 20 years of songwriting and featuring some extremely personal lyrics, the album also sees Simon reunited with longtime writing partner Rob Ramsay.

Simon will be supporting Motherland with a limited number of acoustic performances in the UK, featuring tracks from the album, as well as some other old favourites, so be sure to catch him before he moves to the USA.

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