Friday, 18 September 2015

Weekend Wonders: The Traveling Zoo - Delamere - Blaenavon

The Traveling Zoo - Believe Me.

The Traveling Zoo, are a  Spanish classic pop band, who tell us they are releasing "Science & Fictions", their third album in three years. Featured song 'Believe Me' is also their first single planned, from the new album.

That's all I know at present, I have heard just three songs from the album and each one was encouragingly good, so perhaps we are going to be on the receiving end of something quite special in the near future.


Delamere - Heart.

In Brief - This is the bands forthcoming single 'Heart', due out on October 9th, apparently it's a re-recording of an earlier version. Their debut album is due for release in early 2016. The band are described as an 'indie electronica' band and are from around Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent, here in the UK.

From what I have been able to learn from a few other music sites, they have been gaining a lot of attention in the North West of England for some time now. This year a mixture of summer festival appearances and London gigs has gained them wider attention. That they are gaining in popularity is hardly surprising, as the featured song is in my opinion quite stunning.


Blaenavon - Hell Is My Head.

Background words - With every member of the band having now finished school and a record deal with Transgressive signed, Blaenavon are set to release their new EP ‘Miss World’.

Produced by David Pye (Wild Beasts, Egyptian Hip Hop) and mixed by Dan Grech (Radiohead, Wolf Alice, Circa Waves), the boys recorded the EP during a half term and first single ‘Hell Is My Head’ continues a run of evermore committed, detailed and powerful work. A rancid portrayal of mythical love and lust, it’s an impressive return from a band all grown up and ready to take on the world.

Blaenavon also announce their live return, with an intimate headline show at London’s Waiting Room and a run of support shows The Districts, Songhoy Blues and Palace alongside an international festival run including Reeperbahn in Germany.
Live Dates:

25th Sep – Germany - Reeperbahn Festival
8th Oct – London - The Waiting Room
11th Oct – Bognor Regis - Rockaway Beach Festival 
21st Oct – Brighton - Green Door Store w/ Palace 
22nd Oct – Glasgow – SW3 Warehouse Studio w/ Songhoy Blues
23rd Oct – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club w/ Songhoy Blues
25th Oct – Manchester – Gorilla w/ Songhoy Blues 
26th Oct – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds w/ Songhoy Blues
27th Oct – Bristol – The Fleece w/ Songhoy Blues
3rd Nov – Brighton – Concorde 2 w/ Songhoy Blues
4th Nov – London – Koko w/ Songhoy Blues
11th Nov – London – Electric Ballroom w/ The Districts 
29th Nov – Brighton – Mutations Festival

Bags of enthusiasm as you might expect from a band just out of school (who have succeeded in reminding me of just how old I am these days), what is more pleasing is the level of maturity and natural raw energy in this song, the EP is eagerly awaited.


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