Starkult Newsletter: Online Newsletter KW 08

Februar, 2019

Newsletter KW08

Liebe Musikfreunde,
folgend findet ihr wie gewohnt unseren wöchentlichen Rundbrief, natürlich mit der Bitte um Verbreitung.

Dennis & die Starkult Crew


ALBERT HAMMOND JR – Neue Single "Fast Times"
ALLMAN BROWN – Neuer Song "Shapes In The Sun" / Album "Darling, It’ll Be Alright" am 10.05.
BLACK PEAKS – Tour im Mai!
CASS McCOMBS – Neues Video zu "Sleeping Volcanoes" / Tourdaten
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD – Neue Single "Storm Clouds" / Album "The Shape of Your Name" am 05.04. auf Next
Door Records
FLAWES – Neuer Song/Visual Video  "Don ´t Count Me Out"
THE JOY FORMIDABLE – Tourstart am Sonntag
JUSTIN RUTLEDGE – Neues Album "Passages" am 31.05. auf  Nextdoor Records / Neue Single "Good Man"
PALISADES – Neues Video zum Titeltrack "Erase The Pain"
PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY 1.9 – PENNYWISE - Neu bestätigt!
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET – Neue Single "Everything to Me" / Album "Stay Rad!" am 15.03.
VA – Compilation 3 x 4:  The Bangles, The three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade VÖ 22.02. (YEP ROC)


ALBERT HAMMOND JR – Neue Single "Fast Times"

Nach einer kurzen Pause ist ALBERT HAMMOND JR zurück mit einer neuen Single!

Stream "Fast Times"

HAMMOND JR zur Single:

“Explore the chaos. Be present without judgment and remind yourself you’ll forget everything you’ve learned today, tomorrow. I present to you Fast Times...enjoy at full blast!"

Weitere Infos:
Albert Hammond Jr has had a busy year since the release of his newest album, Francis Trouble, this past March on Red Bull Records. He’s toured the world, including festival stealing performances at Roskilde, Splendour in the Grass, and Fuji Rock and sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, and beyond.  Additionally Hammond and his band made late night appearances performing on both Conan and The Late Late Show With James Corden.  He wrapped up 2018 with performances at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and Tropicalia Fest, plus headlining dates in Austin, Cincinnati and Louisville, as well as shows with Elle King, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Smashing Pumpkins, and Death Cab for Cutie.

Albert Hammond Jr’s fourth solo album Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic - the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. The album was called “dark, yet lovely,” by Paste Magazine and Pitchfork called it “some of the brightest and scrappiest music he's ever made.” Visit for more information and click here for a stream/download of the album.


ALLMAN BROWN – Neuer Song "Shapes In The Sun" / Album "Darling, It’ll Be Alright" am 10.05.

Singer/Songwriter ALLMAN BROWN kommt zurück!

Mit der neusten Single "Shapes In The Sun" kündigt er jetzt sein zweites Album "Darling, It'll Be Alright" an, das am 10.05.2019 erscheint!
Produziert wurde es von Ian Bater im ländlichen Oxfordshire und enthält 10 frische Songs, die in Herz und Ohr übergehen.

Stream "Shapes In The Sun"

Premiere feierte der Song beim Glide Magazine.


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BLACK PEAKS – Tour im Mai!

Im Mai kommt die Progressive Rock Band BLACK PEAKS als Support für NOTHINGMORE nach Deutschland und in die Schweiz!

1st May – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
3rd May – Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
4th May – Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
5th May – Pumpehuset, Copengagen, Germany

Zuletzt veröffentlichten sie ihr Album "All That Divides" auf Rise Records.

Album-Stream "All That Divides"

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CASS McCOMBS – Neues Video zu "Sleeping Volcanoes" / Tourdaten

CASS McCOMBS veröffentlichte erst vor kurzem sein aktuelles Album "Tip of the Sphere" auf ANTI–. Zur darauf erschienenen Single "Sleeping Volcanoes" gibt es jetzt ein Video!

Im Mai wird McCOMBS auf zwei Shows in Deutschland zu sehen sein!

May 29, 2019     Frannz Club, Berlin (Germany) - TICKETS   
May 31, 2019     Nochtspeicher, Hamburg (Germany) - TICKETS  

Weitere Infos:
Cass McCombs’ ninth full-length album, Tip of the Sphere, was released just over a week ago to a range of praise. Following the recently released “Absentee” video, McCombs returns to the album’s first single and the thematic centerpiece of the album, “Sleeping Volcanoes,” with a video where dancers destroy Tahiti Pehrson’s contemporary art piece, “The Rising Body.” It was shot in San Francisco Financial and Tenderloins districts and in the forests of Marin County. As previously described by McCombs, “Sleeping Volcanoes” is about “people passing each other on the sidewalk unaware of the emotional volatility they are brushing past, like a sleeping volcano that could erupt at any moment.

Stream/Purchase Tip of the Sphere 

Praise for Tip of the Sphere:

“Tip of the Sphere again rejects easy definitions and expectations, growing and surprising with every listen.” - Pitchfork

“His most immersing and casually skillful collection of songs to date.” -- Vanity Fair

“[On Tip of the Sphere] McCombs reaches fully toward the idea of songwriting as myth-making . . . He revels in the album as cinema, as cosmos, as something that should be written and left for rumination.” -- NPR Music

“the album delivers some of McCombs most assured compositional and instrumental explorations yet” – Uncut, UK (Album of the Month)

"[McCombs] evolves from gnomic troubadour to musical seeker of truth on his engrossing ninth studio album" –  The Observer (Album of the Week)

“a deep, early contender for those best of 2019 garlands” – Mojo, UK

“A career high”- The Guardian, UK

"Another Masterpiece" - Kulturnews, DE

“Cass McCombs adds a new chapter to his discography, one of a remarkable quality and consistency” - Les Inrocks, FR

“arguably the best Cass McCombs album to date” – OOR, NL


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CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD – Neue Single "Storm Clouds" / Album "The Shape of Your Name" am 05.04. auf Next Door Records

CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD wird am 05.04. auf Next Door Records ihr neues Album "The Shape of Your Name" veröffentlichen! Nachdem sie uns mit "Andrew" einen ersten Eindruck hinterlassen hat, liefert sie mit "Storm Clouds" einen weiteren hinterher:

Stream "Storm Clouds"

Weitere Infos:
Today, celebrated Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield reveals “Storm Clouds”, the track that was the catalyst for everything else on her upcoming LP, The Shape Of Your Name. “It was the first thing I recorded in Banff, a few days after arriving,” says Cornfield. “I had been carrying around the ‘storm clouds, elation, desire, mania, darkness’ refrain for a long time – it’s a personal meditation. But I have this habit of not finishing songs until I have to, so it took being in the studio to pull it all together. I couldn’t figure out how to end it and then Brendan Canning suggested bringing back the refrain and that just felt right.”

The track features Cornfield on drums and guitar, Charles Spearin on bass and horns, and Kevin Drew on backing vocals. "He lives those words as much as I do," says Cornfield. “Storm Clouds” is available on all streaming platforms February 22.


“Her songwriting is ravenous …work in the tradition of Dylan or
Townes Van Zandt” - The Globe And Mail

“ever-sharpening songwriter’s mill smartly constructed and executed …
2016’s first highlight” - Toronto Star

“Cornfield has proven her prowess in songwriting, making incredibly personal songs ring universal with listeners, creating a small but very inclusive world that one simply must submerge themselves in immediately” - CBC Music

“great performances…endearingly clever …landing in delightfully unexpected places” - Exclaim!

“a collection of vibrant, no-nonsense folk songs” - NOW Magazine

“a charming and breezy rung in the ladder to her inevitable fame and fortune” - BeatRou

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FLAWES – Neuer Song/Visual Video  "Don´t Count Me Out"

Das junge britischer Alternative-Pop Trio FLAWES präsentiert mit "Don´t Count Me Out" ihre neue Single auf Red Bull Records/Sony.

Die Elektro-Indie-Pop Nummer ist die erste Single von 3 neuen Songs die in den nächsten Monaten erscheinen werden.

"Don´t Count Me Out“- Visual Video / Stream

FLAWES erhielten bereits tolle Unterstützung von BBC Radio 1 und tourten hierzulande u.a. mit Maximo Park.

Weitere Infos:
‘Don’t Count Me Out' couldn’t capture Flawes’ fresh sound and fighting spirit more fully. A soaring ode to self-belief, it was inspired by a songwriting session in which the band were forced to stand their ground. “It’s a passionate song about refusing to be brushed aside,” says JC. “It’s a universal message, but having been away for a while, it’s also us announcing that we’re back, on our own terms.”

Few bands launch as explosively as Flawes did, bolting from the blocks straight on to radio within a mere three months of forming. Formed by frontman JC in the summer of 2015 in strange circumstances, all three members were session musicians who had hoped to be in their own bands. JC and drummer Josh Hussey, aka Huss, were childhood friends from Huddersfield who had spent their teen years in different bands. They both moved to London separately before their bands fell apart. JC spent two years touring the world with Ella Eyre, but continued to write songs on the side. When Ella asked to hear some, she was so impressed that she booked JC as a support act. The catch? He didn’t have a band, had only completed a handful of tracks and the tour was in three months.

A chance meeting with Huss set the wheels in motion and an introduction to Twickenham-born guitarist Freddie Edwards sealed the deal. One rehearsal later, Flawes were a band.

The reaction to their initial releases was instant. BBC Introducing played lead track ‘Don’t Wait For Me’ and, to Flawes’ astonishment, it was made Record of the Week on Radio 1, reached No.8 on Spotify’s viral chart and was chosen to soundtrack trailers for the hit US TV series Lie To Me. The next two years was a blur of shows, songwriting, airports and festival appearances.

‘Don’t Count Me Out’ marks the start of a new era for Flawes, with more new music to be announced in the coming weeks.

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JUSTIN RUTLEDGE – Neues Album "Passages" am 31.05. auf  Nextdoor Records / Neue Single "Good Man"

Juno-Award-Gewinner JUSTIN RUTLEDGE veröffentlicht am 31.05. sein achtes Studioalbum "Passages" auf Next Door Records! Als Vorboten gibt es jetzt "Good Man" zu hören.

Weitere Infos:
With a new band, Justin’s naturally well-wrought songs are encircled by ambient and rhythmic textures that provide fresh landscapes for his material. One of the key new band members is Rob Baker from the Tragically Hip. A friendship was formed during the creation of Rutledge’s 2014 album, Daredevil, a recording that paid tribute to the legendary Canadian band. “It was a real honour to have Rob in the studio with us, both musically and socially,” says Rutledge. “As a musician, he’s quite fearless and very intuitive when it comes to serving the song.”

Co-produced by Chris Stringer (Timbre Timbre, Elliot Brood, The Wooden Sky) and recorded in ten days at Union Sound in Toronto, the majority of Passages is recorded live off the floor, with minimal overdubs. “We had my friend Zac Rae [of Death Cab For Cutie] record some guitar and textures at his studio in Los Angeles,” says Rutledge, “but I really wanted to keep as much as we could from the original Toronto takes.” With Passages, Rutledge manages to retain his Americana roots while diving into more textured sonic landscapes. “Country and roots music will always be my first love,” says Rutledge, “but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of ambient instrumental music like Four Tet and Nils Frahm and I wanted to invite that influence into the way the songs on Passages are encircled.”

Conceptually, Passages centers around Rutledge’s recent marriage and sojourn living in Prince Edward County, an agricultural community on the shores of Lake Ontario—songs such as “Allisonville” and “Belleville Breakup” illustrate small town relationships and hardships. The title track, “Passages” is perhaps Rutledge’s most honest love song to date. “Like every other songwriter, I sure have written my share of love songs, but ‘Passages’ is perhaps the most consistent and clear of them all,” Rutledge says, “I have never been happier.” “Good Man” centres around the story of one of Rutledge’s relatives, who tried his best to outrun his inner demons, and “One Winter’s Day” depicts the turmoil of mental health from a first person point of view. Rutledge also revived some older songs for the album; three songs by his LA-based band Early Winters were recorded for the album, as well as “Boats,” penned by Rutledge and literary giant Michael Ondaatje.

Rutledge christened the album Passages because he feels as though he is shedding one life for another. “Fortunate things are surrounding me, and they are larger than myself,” says Rutledge. “The chapters of my life are becoming more interesting, and I can hear the pages turning when I close my eyes.”




THE JOY FORMIDABLE – Tour in Deutschland ab Sonntag

Kommenden Sonntag kommen THE JOY FORMIDABLE für vier aufeinanderfolgende Shows nach Deutschland!

24.02.2019 — Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland — Nachtleben
25.02.2019 — Hamburg, Deutschland — Kukuun
26.02.2019 — Berlin, Deutschland — Musik & Frieden
27.02.2019 — Münster, Deutschland — Gleis 22

Zum einstimmen auf die Shows gibt es hier noch einmal Singles von ihrem aktuellen vierten Album "AAARTH" zu hören:
"The Wrong Side" – Musikvideo
"The Better Me" – Musikvideo

Weitere Infos zu THE JOY FORMIDABLE gibt es hier.


PALISADES – Neues Video zum Titeltrack "Erase The Pain"

Nachdem PALISADES im Dezember ihr aktuelles Album "Erase the Pain" veröffentlicht haben, gibt es jetzt ein Video zum Titeltrack!

Video zu "Erase the Pain"

Das Album stand bereits auf Platz 1 sowohl der Billboard Independent Chart, als auch der Billboard New Artist Chart.

Weitere Infos:
Palisades defy boundaries of genres and are paving the way for an exciting shift in their scene. Anyone that attends one of their live shows will instantly understand the significance of the band. They bring the heat and the crowds are hyped from beginning to end.



Punk Rock Holiday 1.9 – PENNYWISE - Neu bestätigt !

06.08. - 09.08. in Tolmin/Slowenien

Die kalifornischen Punkrock-Ikonen PENNYWISE wurden heute als weiterer Headliner für das kommenden Punkrock Holiday Festival 1.9 bestätigt!

Als weitere Headliner sind NOFX  DESCENDENTS, FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS, PROPAGANDHI  mit dabei, zudem werden Genre-Größen wie: MASKED INTRUDER, SICK OF IT ALL, PUP, DAVE HAUSE & THE MERMAID, PEARS, IGNITE, LESS THAN JAKE, BOOZE & GLORY, GOOD RIDDANCE, BUSTER SHUFFLE  am ersten August Wochenende in Tolmin/Slowenien auftreten.

 Eine komplette Bandauflistung gibt es unter:

Es sind nur noch 700 Tickets im PRH Shop verfügbar, die schon bald vergriffen sein werden.

Das befreundete Brakrock-Festival organisiert einen Party-Bus von Belgien, über Aachen, Köln und Frankfurt bis nach Tolmin und wieder zurück. Weitere Infos befinden sich hier.

Sonne, Strand, Gute Laune und vor allem jede Menge tolle Live Musik, all das bietet das PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY Festival in Tolmin - Slowenien, das sich dies mittlerweile weit über die slowenischen Landesgrenzen hinausgehend herumgesprochen hat, ist daher kaum verwunderlich. Umgeben von Bergen und schattenspendenden Bäumen auf dem Campingplatz, mediterranes Klima, Strände mit zwei Bühnen, eine Hauptbühne inmitten von Baumreihen, keine wirkliche Grenze zwischen den Bands und den Zuschauern und eine Bühne am sogenannten ''Paradies-Strand'' -  das macht dieses Festival einzigartig.  Urlaubs-Feeling garantiert !

Einen tollen Eindruck bekommt man Anhand des neuen After-Videos 2018 

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TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET – Neue Single "Everything to Me" / Album "Stay Rad!" am 15.03.

Die Punk-Rocker von TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET haben jetzt zu ihrer Single "Everything To Me" ein neues Video am Start! 

Der Song wird ab dem 15.03. auch auf dem Album "Stay Rad!" (Fat Wreck Chords) zu finden sein.

Musikvideo zu "Everything To Me" 

"Everything To Me" ist ein Tribut an die Familien der Vier aus Wyoming und zeigt sie von ihrer väterlichen Seite mit Gastauftritten der Band-Nachkömmlinge.

 Premiere feierte das Video auf Kerrang!.

Mehr Infos zum kommenden Album auf 

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VA – Compilation 3 x 4:  The Bangles, The three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade VÖ 22.02. (YEP ROC)

Es scheint ein wenig kurzfristig (und in Wahrheit ist es das auch), aber deshalb oder trotzdem eine höchst interessante News, dass bereits DIESEN FREITAG eine Compilation erscheint, die neue Tracks der oben benannten Bands enthält. Wobei neu hier nicht ganz korrekt ist, denn das Projekt featured gegenseitige neu -  aufgenommene Coverversionen,. Sprich hier wird munter gegenseitig gecovert und der PAISLEY UNDERGROUND der 80er Jahre und mit ihm die wohl wichtigsten Protagonisten feiern sich selber.

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