Featuring Mark Burgess (Bass / Vocals) & Reg Smithies (Guitar) Chameleons are arguably the most influential band ever to come out of Manchester. Their first record, Script Of the Bridge stacks up favorably as a debut album against, say Boy by U2 (the band they are most often compared to), and in their live shows they create a noise big enough to fill a stadium. It's often said that somewhere in a parallel universe, Chameleons would have been one of the biggest bands in the world.
AND ALSO THE TREES
In January 1980 ‘AND ALSO THE TREES’ – band aged between 14 and 19 years old, played their first live concert in a small town near the village where they grew up in Worcestershire, England.
They are known for their captivating and intense live performances, their unique style of mandolin like guitar, poetic lyrics, dark jazz rhythms and their carefully preserved independence.
In 2021 ‘AND ALSO THE TREES’ will play a very limited number of special live shows that will feature songs from throughout their entire history. They are also preparing to record their 14th album.
From the start you can hear how Blancmange crackle with inventiveness and intelligence – lyrics that fork out the surreal from the mundane and music brimming with pop suss and a whirling, experimental sense of adventure. After their split in 1986, they’re back in business.
Post-punk leaning trio Soviet Soviet were born in 2008 on the Adriatic coast of Pesaro, Italy by Alessandro Costantini (vocalist/guitarist), Andrea Giometti (lead vocalist/bassist) and Alessandro Ferri (drums). In 2009, they gained notoriety with a handful of self-released singles and incessant touring. The trio followed up with the Summer, Jesus EP in 2011, growing their reputation for immediate and tightly wound live performances. For the past year, the trio have converted that immediacy from the stage into a proper studio, honing and fine tuning the production on their debut album, Fate. Felte will release the album November 11th worldwide.
WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
The five Austrians have been an inherent part of the gothic scene since 1996 and are significantly involved in the conservation of the classic goth-rock. The characteristic WITS-sound has internationally established long ago and features flaring, partially somber guitars, which meet booming bass, fulminant drums and psychedelic keyboard. From the wall of sound arise together with the unmistakable voice of band-founder Ashley Dayour those picturesque images in the mind of the listeners, who finally understand the meaning of the lyrics.
Roundabout 3 years after original frontman Zulu left REPTYLE the East Westphalian Goth Rockers relaunched with new members Kai Roarside on vocals and Gerwin Spalink on Drums to open a new chapter in the 21-year history.
They turned away from the more „rocking“ sound of the latest album „Night and the river“ (2014) to go back to the musical roots from the beginng where Trad-Goth, Punk and Wave had been the main influences for the band. The latest releases „Apolysis“ and „Hibernation“ with Henning Hammoor (ALPHAMAY) and Jörg Kleudgen (THE HOUSE OF USHER) on guest-vocals demonstrate this musical change. Inspired by the pioneers of the genre somewhere between THE CHAMELEONS and THE MISSION the latter already appeared on numerous playlists and also in guitar-based Gothic Clubs.