APR 15 Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz
APR 16 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
APR 17 Dresden, DE @ Scheune
APR 18 Vienna, AT @ Arena
APR 19 Poznan, PL @ LAS / Pawilon
APR 20 Münster, DE @ Rare Guitar
APR 21 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
APR 22 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
APR 23 Koln, DE @ Museum
APR 24 Liege, BE @ Le Hangar
APR 25 Paris, FR @ Supersonic Club
APR 26 Lille, FR @ La Malterie
APR 27 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Out Of The Crowd
APR 28 Antwerp, BE @ Kavka
APR 29 Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
APR 30 Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
MAY 01 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
MAY 02 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
MAY 03 London, UK @ Desertfest
MAY 04 Terneuzen, NL @ De Pit
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Greek-American singer songwriter Ioanna Gika crafts songs so towering, they nearly pierce through the atmosphere. Her self-produced debut album Thalassa (which translates to ‘sea’ in Greek) is out in its entirety today, and it’s a mighty one. The record includes single “Out of Focus,” for which Gika shared a neat video back in February. Stream Thalassa below, and peep Ioanna Gika’s upcoming tour dates with Garbage.
Ioanna Gika 2019 tour dates:
MAY 03 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle*
MAY 07 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz*
MAY 08 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte*
MAY 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium*
* = with Garbage
Where would we be without Helms Alee?
The melodic trio from the Pacific Northwest boast some killer songwriting skills and understand the value of both melody and the riff, which makes for a lethal combination of might and mind. In advance of their new album, Noctiluca, which is out April 26th on Sargent House, the band has shared the fly-on-the-wall practice-space video for their new melodic banger “Spider Jar.”
The intimacy of their performance highlights the track’s heavy melodic sensibilities and hints at the band’s live firepower. Make no mistake — when they unleash “Spider Jar” onstage it will hit like a 10,000-watt stereo blasting out Pet Sounds.
Check out the video for the beautifully brutal “Spider Jar” above, pre-order your copy of Noctiluca here.
Ioanna Gika has shared her ethereal new single “Swan” ahead of the release of her debut solo album Thalassa.
On her new song, the Greek-American singer channels the dreamy melodies of Mazzy Star with bursts of shimmering synths and Gika’s haunting vocals.
“‘Swan’ is about the sinking feeling when you sense a relationship is coming to an end, but you are powerless to stop it,” Gika explains in a statement. “You exist in this nebulous state, and can sense the change, but are met with silence. I had this feeling right before my long-term relationship ended, I had this feeling when my dad was sick but doctors weren’t getting back to me with answers. Hearing the truth is harsh, but silence, when you’re looking for answers, is a suffocating purgatory.”
Gika, who is also known as one-half of indie-rock duo Io Echo, previously released the tension-filled lead single “Roseate” last fall; the track was named one of Rolling Stone‘s Songs You Need to Know.
Thalassa will be released on April 5th via Sargent House. This spring, Gika is set to open for Garbage on that band’s tour across the U.S. in May.
The Belgian trio Brutus are back with their sophomore album, Nest, on March 29th, and the band has teamed up with Heavy Consequence to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new track “Django”.
“Django” starts out with a pounding drum beat from singer-drummer Stefanie Mannaerts, who then delivers a powerful roar over a robust riff from guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden, making for an anthemic track from beginning to end.Read more
Saudade is a diverse supergroup featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno, his bandmate in side project Crosses Chuck Doom, famed keyboardist John Medeski, and Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know. Adding more creative juice to their already-stacked lineup, the collective has now collaborated on a track with goth siren and current Revolver cover star Chelsea Wolfe titled “Shadows & Light,” and the outcome is an opulent, melancholic slow burner that flexes the softer side of Wolfe and Moreno’s expansive ranges.Read more
APR 26 Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
APR 27 Nijmegen, NL @ Orangepop
APR 28 Munster, DE @ Sputnik Cafe
APR 29 Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
MAY 01 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
MAY 02 Brussel, BE @ Les Nuits de Botanique (SOLD OUT)
MAY 04 Bristol, UK @ Exchange *
MAY 05 Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club *
MAY 06 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast *
MAY 08 London, UK @ Boston Music Room *
MAY 09 Brighton, UK @ Great Escape - The Haunt *
MAY 13 Koln, DE @ MTC
MAY 14 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
MAY 15 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
MAY 16 Berlin, DE @ Maze
MAY 18 Dresden, DE @ Scheune
MAY 20 Munich, DE @ Storm
MAY 21 Zürich, CH @ Ziegel oh Lac
MAY 22 Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben
MAY 24 Arlon, BE @ L’Entrepot
MAY 25 Charleroi, BE @ Eden
MAY 26 Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
MAY 29 Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs (SOLD OUT)
MAY 30 Antwerpen, BE @ Trix (SOLD OUT)
JUN 07 Ellerdorf, DE @ Wilwarin Festival
JUN 23 Clisson, FR @ HELLFEST (SOLD OUT)
JUN 28-30 Madrid, ES @ Download Festival
AUG 17 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
w/ Cassels *