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Thirty Tigers New 2015 Releases – Bhi Bhiman

Bhi Bhiman

Rhythm & Reason

Release Date:
01 June 2015


Hailed by Robert Christgau for NPR All Things Considered as a “penetrating melodist, accomplished guitarist and striking singer,” Bhiman uses his own upbringing as the son of immigrants as a central theme for the album’s 10 original songs. With production by Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter), Bhiman deploys bold language and sonic sparks – from richly arranged strings and woodwinds to a literal gunshot – on Rhythm & Reason, all anchored by his most powerful instrument, his unmistakeable tenor hailed as “full-bodied and brawny but delicate” by the New York Times.


Bhiman balances the subversive with the sensitive on Rhythm & Reason, drawing inspiration in equal measure from Richard Pryor and Curtis Mayfield for their keen observations, their biting commentary and their humanity. Opener “Moving to Brussels” sets the tone for the album in the form of an immigrant’s Dear John letter to his former dictator; “Waterboarded in Love” details an interrogation by a jealous love; and “Up In Arms” recounts Black Panther Huey Newton’s fall from prominence


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Top Americana duo Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis release ‘Our Year’ ‘A modern take on classic country music.’


If Austin’s happily egalitarian music scene suddenly switched to a monarchy, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis might have to learn to perform while balancing heft crowns. The two already reign as one of Americana music’s coolest couples, and their latest release, Our Year, elevates them closer to the lofty territory once occupied by beloved royals, Johnny ‘n’ June and George ‘n’ Tammy.

Working again in Nashville with producer Brad Jones (Cheater’s Game), they delivered their musical thoughts in 10 outstanding tracks, from formidable originals to well-honed covers including a knockout version of the Tom T. Hall-penned “Harper Valley PTA.” Jeannie C. Riley’s 1968 hit sounds like a classic all over again in the hands of this pair — and the chicken-pickin’, mandolin-plucking, shaker-grooving players who back them on this tart tale. 

The desire to capture that live dynamic — their “swampier, grittier side” — drove the creation of Our Year, Willis says. Robison calls their style “a modern take on classic country music, without being retro.”

Watch the stunning performance of Bruce and Kelly’s song ‘Harper’s Valley PTA’ here:



1.Departing Louisiana
2. Motor City Man
3. Carousel
4. Lonely For You
5. A Hanging On
6. Shake Yourself Loose
7. Harper Valley PTA
8. Anywhere But Here
9. I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You
10. This Will Be Our Year

For more information about the Thirty Tigers roster, including Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, please contact Sara Silver +44 (0)20 8265 0772


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Bombadil: Scattered By Fate, A Band Regroups And Rebuilds (NPR) – ‘Tarpits and Canyonlands’ Out 24th June 2014


In both digital and double vinyl formats

Remastered from the original analog tapes direct to 24/96 at 45rpm, producing the highest sound quality possible bringing out the warmth and intimacy of Bombadil’s whimsical arrangements and studio production like never heard before.

Custom triple jacket gatefold with string closure includes 14 art prints by American illustrator Robbi Behr of Idiots’ Books for each of the album’s songs.


Bombadil’s last album was almost its swan song. The quartet of singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists – Stuart Robinson, Daniel Michalak, Bryan Rahija and James Phillips recorded All That the Rain Promises in ten days, while living in a barn in Oregon. The barn was so cold, they had to warm their hands by a wood-burning stove between takes. The album’s sparkling blend of folk, rock and gentle psychedlia earned rave reviews, but Michalak’s continuing hand problems made the future look grim. He¹d developed a case of neural tension that made playing and driving painful.  They toured sporadically and weren’t sure about the future of the band.

Just prior to the original 2009 CD release, Tarpits and Canyonlands was receiving absolute rave notices from press that concurred that this was the band’s breakthrough album. It was only their second record, but they were already soaking in some very heady accolades.

But then, everything fell apart. The band’s Daniel Michalak, considered Bombadil’s main driving force, was diagnosed with neural tension, an ailment that caused such debilitating pain and incapacitation, he couldn’t play keyboards, bass, harmonica, guitar or ukulele. Consequently, Bombadil couldn’t tour, an essential component in the promotion of the album. So, despite all of the tremendous early reviews, the buzz, and the forecasting of a great success, Tarpits and Canyonlands was essentially stillborn.

OK, that’s the strange and sad part of the story; now here’s the triumphant part:

After five years of visiting every kind of doctor imaginable and ingesting every form of medication, Michalak saw improvement.

Fast-forward to 2012. Bombadil launched its first U.S. tour in five years with Michalak, who is on the road, playing shows and doing great.

Now it’s time for Tarpits and Canyonlands to be given a second chance at life.

With an album that is “loaded with charm, playfulness and an unpredictable bent that keeps every song interesting,” it deserves a wider audience. Bombadil is set to tour for the bulk of 2014, so they’ll be able to give this magical album the support it initially deserved, and people will have the opportunity to hear what one writer called “a breakthrough and breakaway from a band whose ideas, enthusiasm, abilities and emotions have finally found their nexus.”

Watch Bombadil’s amazing video for ‘So Many Ways to Die’ which is taken from the album here:


For further information about Bombadil, please email:
+44 208 265 0772


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Langhorne Slim and the Law – Animal 7″ OUT 12.05.2014


‘Animal’ out 12.05.2014

Independent retail and their clientele have been vital to the development and growth of Langhorne Slim & The Law, and no one knows this better than Langhorne himself. In the continued goal to support those who have supported his band throughout their career, Langhorne Slim & The Law are releasing the 100% exclusive Record Store Day piece, the Animal 7″ as a thank you to his fans who know where to shop for good music and all the stores who’ve sold, played, supported his music – as well as hosted him for instore performances.

Watch the brilliant new video for “Animal” HERE (Password: animal)



Feb 19th – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
Feb 21st – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
Feb 22nd – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre*
Feb 24th – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (An Intimate Solo Performance)
Feb 25th – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern (An Intimate Solo Performance)
Feb 27th – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater* Austin City Limits
Feb 28th – Houston, TX, @ Bayou Music Center*
Mar 1 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre*
Apr 4-6 – Knoxville, TN @ Rhythm N’ Blooms
Apr 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade **
May 9-11 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlantic Station, Shaky Knees Music Festival

*With Amos Lee
**With The Felice Brothers

 For more information about Langhorne Slim and the Law, contact Sara Silver +44 (0)20 8265 0772