|Black Submarine — New Shores |
Black Submarine — New Shores
Location: Bristol, Chester, Copenhagen, Newport, London
Album release: February 3, 2014
Record Label: Black Submarine/Kobalt
01. Black Submarine (7:23)
02. Here So Rain (8:17)
03. Heart First (6:09)
04. The Love In Me (3:42)
05. Move Me A Mountain (2:38)
06. Is This All We Feel (7:19)
07. Everything That Happened To Me Is You (5:49)
08. Lover (6:52)
09. Heavy Day (4:09)
10. You've Never Been Here (6:05)
℗ 2013 Black Submarine
♣ Nick McCabe: guitar
♣ Simon Jones: bass
♣ Davide Rossi: multi–instrumentalist/string arranger
♣ Michele "Mig" Schillace: drums
♣ Amelia Tucker: vocals
Ξ "Black Submarine released their debut album New Shores, on 4th February via Kobalt Music.
Ξ Black Submarine are Nick McCabe (ex–The Verve guitarist), Simon Jones (ex–The Verve bassist), Davide Rossi (multi–instrumentalist/string arranger for Goldfrapp/Coldplay), Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace (ex–drummer for Portishead/Santa Cruz) and Bristol–based vocalist Amelia Tucker.
Ξ Mixed by Jim Spencer (Robert Wyatt, Echo & The Bunnymen, Factory Floor), Black Submarine’s debut is an 11–track record of spaced–out vocals, deep beats, rolling bass-lines, molten soundscapes, meditative chord sequences and explosive string–arrangements. Sounding like the nether–space between early morning and daybreak, these songs are a transformation of the music that surrounded each member in their early careers, made relevant again by the hybrid of today’s contemporary sound."
Ξ Un premier album, mais par des vétérans issus d'horizons divers. Mérite d'etre écouté.
Ξ Black Submarine, previously known as The Black Ships until mid-2012, are an English rock band formed in November 2008 by former Verve members Nick McCabe and Simon Jones, Coldplay/Goldfrapp collaborator Davide Rossi, singer Amelia Tucker and drummer Mig Schillace.
Ξ Electric violinist Davide Rossi, who also featured on The Verve's 2008 reunion album Forth, shared the stage with the band at festivals including V Festival and Glastonbury Festival. Drummer Mig Schillace, was a collaborator of McCabe in previous musical incarnations such as 'Field Theory'. The band started rehearsing in Copenhagen before deciding on the band name in March/April 2009 and released their long awaited debut EP "Kurofune" in June 2011. The band also made their live debut in June 2011 at King's College Students Union in London, featuring a host of different vocalists including Amelia Tucker, David McKellar and Charley Bickers. The band contributed a version of Rope Soul'd to the John Martyn tribute album "Johnny Boy Would Love This: A Tribute To John Martyn" released in August 2011. The band also contributed a version of Renee to the Talk Talk tribute album "Spirit of Talk Talk" released in September 2012 featuring Amelia Tucker.
Ξ In April 2012 the band changed their name to "Black Submarine" following a dispute with a US band, a self-published electronic duo, who trademarked the name in April 2011, 2 years after the band was formed.
Ξ The band, joined by Amelia Tucker, contributed four tracks to the soundtrack of Java Heat, an Indonesian action film released in 2013, starring Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz.
Words by SAM WALTON; Score: 8/10
Ξ One would be forgiven for feeling trepidatious about a new record from The Verve’s Nick McCabe and Simon Jones. After The Verve’s final album of cod-totemic bullshit and a realisation that their finest work was now twenty years old, a new album of sprawling bombast from two 40-somethings — albeit one free of Dickie Ashcroft’s messianic warbling — is not exactly on everyone’s Christmas list. But against all odds, ‘New Shores’ is actually a rather enthralling record of sprawling bombast: full of icy vocals from newcomer Amelia Tucker, twinkling McCabe trademark guitars, big dubby bass and even bigger strings, it carries its own considerable weight with a reassuring confidence.
Ξ That’s not to say there isn’t a fair amount of bloat here too: several songs could lose their final couple of minutes of infinitely stretched guitar noodle, and a couple of others could disappear altogether. The bulk, though, is a treat of swaggering, psychedelic rock that hints at The Verve’s earliest work, and there’s no reason to fear that. (http://www.loudandquiet.com/)
Ξ Black Submarine are Nick McCabe (ex–The Verve guitarist), Simon Jones (ex-The Verve bassist), Davide Rossi (multi–instrumentalist/string arranger for Goldfrapp/Coldplay), Michele 'Mig' Schillace (ex-drummer for Portishead/Santa Cruz) and London-based vocalist Amelia Tucker.
Ξ Black Submarine began in 2008, after Nick McCabe and Simon Jones asked Davide Rossi to provide string parts for The Verve's 'Forth'. Striking a common vein of pop sensibility and grandeur, the three continued to share inspiration as Rossi came out on tour with the band. The trio enlisted Michele 'Mig' Schillace, a longtime friend, and flew to Denmark to record in 2009. Back in the UK, Schillace had been managing Bristolian singer Amelia Tucker, who was an unexpected compliment to Rossi's vocals, and blown away by her voice, incorporated Tucker as a fulltime member.
Ξ After originally releasing their 'Kurofune EP' as Black Ships in 2011, the five passed ideas between their home set ups, with Tucker working into the material the band had generated in Denmark and a year later, they reconvened in McCabe's South London studio.
Ξ Mixed by Jim Spencer (Robert Wyatt, Echo & The Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Oasis), Black Submarine's debut is an 11-track record of spaced-out vocals, deep beats, rolling bass-lines, molten soundscapes, meditative chord sequences and explosive string-arrangements. Sounding like the nether-space between early morning and daybreak, these songs are a transformation of the music that surrounded each member in their early careers, made relevant again by the hybrid of today's contemporary sound.
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