King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released their twelfth studio album 'Polygondwanaland' on 17 November 2017.
With the release of the album the band announced on their website:
"This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD’s, make records. Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it! Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do. Go forth, share, enjoy."
Taking inspiration from such creative and innovative thinking we decided to set up our own record label. Welcome one and all to Across The Universal Soundscape!
For our first release we feature the aforementioned 'Polygondwanaland' album by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
Many thanks to the band for so generously sharing their music and providing this unique opportunity to start a record label!
Please click the button below to visit our record label website.
Sailing Stones is the musical moniker of Jenny Lindfors - half Irish/half Swedish singer songwriter now based in Bristol.
Following her previous singles 'The Blazing Sun' and 'Telescopes', Jenny has now released her new EP ‘She’s A Rose’ and will be playing some live shows across the UK in March 2018 to mark the release.
With a name taken from the sailing stones of Death Valley in California (rocks that move across landmasses at a snails pace, seemingly of their own accord), and a fittingly meticulous attention to detail, the music of Sailing Stones is both elegiac and mesmerizing.
As well as classic soundtrack influences from the likes of Blade Runner and Paris, Texas and heroes such as Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, there’s also some deft synth work, intricate vocal layers and glacial tones that aren’t a million miles away from the work of modern trailblazers such as Colleen and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and post soul, jazz infused melodies and wind accompaniments that recall tUne-yArds.
With airplay from such as Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson on 6Music, support across the blogosphere, and regular touring across the UK, it seems things are ever on the up for one of the UK’s most exciting new musical talents.
We are really pleased to announce a major new feature for our website.
#RaidingTheDivineArchive is an online database containing lots of information about music in our collection (vinyl, CDs, cassettes and digital files), details about music releases we've heard but don't own (some on wish list), reviews, setlists of gigs we've attended and much much more.
Keep checking back because the music archive will be regularly updated and new features added. Eventually it's intended that every music release will be rated and reviewed!
Please click the following link to visit #RaidingTheDivineArchive.
Dovile Lee is a singer songwriter originally from Lithuania but now based in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.
Her debut EP, 'My Fairytale', is being released on 27th November 2017 by Progressive Gears Records.
The EP is available at:
The Blue Wave Pavilion is a four piece post-punk / new wave band from Leeds. The band is James Jennion (vocals, rhythm guitar), Alec Wilson (lead guitar, synth, backing vocals), Matt Jennion (bass, backing vocals) and David Moorfield (drums).
Starting live performances in June 2017, the band played their second show at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club opening for All We Are. Subsequent shows include a headline slot at Manchester’s Night & Day Café and a successful show opening for Himalayas at the Lending Room in Leeds with This Feeling.
The band is now gearing up for the release of its debut double A-side single 'Song Of Cedric' / 'Food For Yourself'. Recorded over the summer, the single was mixed by Mark Winterburn at Edge Studios and mastered by Ben Booker. The single will be released digitally on the 29th November 2017 with a launch party at the Lending Room (with support from Dharma Wild and Unstable Journey).
The songs can be previewed now at
Canadian musician Ghostly Beard releases his second album 'Invisible' on 20th October 2017. The collection of songs forms a unique blend of jazz, fusion and soft rock.
Ghostly Beard’s kaleidoscopic creativity has garnered him comparisons to such diverse artists as Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Genesis, XTC, Cat Stevens, Weather Report, Michael Franks and Chicago. He crafts immersive dreamy sonic landscapes that emotionally blur the line between dark catharsis and subtle rays of hope.
The eleven track album opens with the up tempo 'Upper Hand', a tasty blend of jazz and soft rock, complete with horns section. Second track 'Set Me Free' is resolutely jazz-rock fusion with keys and guitar solos. 'How Can I?' mellows into soft rock, when 'A Reason To Leave” is catchy jazz oriented pop rock. The 'Blue' ballad is a heartwarming fatherly love song, while 'Lazy (From Time To Time)' jazzes it up. 'The Odds Of Our Lives' ventures into Bossa-Nova with a twist, while 'I Dream Of You' is a chill down tempo ballad, then followed by the lively jazz of 'Along The Road'. The comedic 'Fool' offers smile inducing self-deprecation, and the final 'Someday' ends it all with an acoustic tone and soft harmonies.
Official videos are going to be released for several tracks, including 'Upper Hand', 'A Reason To Leave', 'Blue' and 'Fool'.
Keep up to date with all the latest news about the album release at https://ghostlybeard.com.