They have now achieved this with their debut album... The New Sound.
The Pirates use the latest computer technology and some incredibly talented musicians to make a symphony of psychedelic sounds. Each song explores a different a genre ensuring the listener is taken on a trip through new musical possibilities.
Their live show is an eccentric mix of Pirate cabaret and tantalising circus performance, including fire performance and ariel arts.
So far their quest has taken them around UK, Europe, Asia and Africa performing at various festivals and events.
Will you join their crew?
Performers // Josh Lisiuk - Vocals / Luke Slater - Ableton, Synthesizer, Kaoss Pads, Bazooki, Samples, Effects & VST's / Martyn Jarmin - Guitar, Bass Guitar / Happie - Percussion / Elliot Slater - Saxaphone / Anna Lowenstein - Violin / Tom Moon - Trumpet, Melodica, Accordion / John Lisiuk - Mandolin / Ben Of The Green - Didgeridoo
STAFF COMMENTSRyan says: Finally a new arrrtist with a new sound. Plenty of hooks without going overboard. On sail now.
"Government Death Epidemic- Angular in a Wire kind of way with thoughtful songs about stuff which matters. I have always had a taste for angles and GDE are a many sided shape. Crisis, Wire, Joy Division spring to mind but GDE are original within it all. Their reggae tune is also splendid. “Stop Start” and “Children of Gaza” are pure fucking classics. They seem to get better every time I see them even though I think it’s doubtful that they can get any better. Exceptional stuff from a heart which cares." - FUNGALPUNK GIG REVIEWS at the The Star and Garter 26/04/15.
Slumbering over decades, awoken by the call of screaming hordes, ‘Los Trasgos Muertos’ were born in blood. The blood running through 5th chords, trashy cymbal crashes and broken amps. Taking Garage/Psyche Rock and twisting it to their own devices with their fleshless skeletal fingers they traverse the wilderness, the holy trinity, savaging audiences and all in their path.
Made up of a rag tag collection of the Manchester music scene, what started as a fun project to blow off steam in between recording sessions quickly became a serious(ly fun) project. Recorded at live to tape at Eve Studios in Bredbury, which seems to be Manchester's best kept secret (BC Camplight did his recent album there) and at our own Herne's Oak studios.
It’s loud music for bodies in small hot sweaty rooms, it’s physical music.
Influenced by Billy Childish / Deep Purple / Ty Segall / Black Sabbath / The Beatles / R.E.M / Thee Oh Sees / Prince / Iron Maiden / Night Beats / The Who.
STAFF COMMENTSAndy says: Psych magik from Manchester. Recommended.
The 5 track E.P. consolidates the duo’s brooding aesthetic “Effortlessly uniting a fairytale of dark underground disco, minimal techno and ethereal pop” The 405.
Sixteen years gives you time to hone your craft. Master it, maybe not, but there is a clarity of purpose and a confidence that can only be bought with time. Liz Hysen - along with her rotating crew of collaborators - has been making music under the name Picastro for 16 years and You is a brilliant distillation of the project’s aesthetic. With a voice that shifts shape from track to track, moment to moment, Hysen is alternately enchanting and harrowing. Fables, rituals and even the living dead provide fodder for her incantations and yet there is a dark warmth to it all. Playing lullabies and whispering in your ear like some spirits found deep in the wilderness, they want to guide you home.
STAFF COMMENTSAndy says: Rich voice and dextrous guitar make this local talent one to look out for.
This mini album really does tick all of the right boxes… Well written music, timeless in the sense that it feels like you could have known these songs your entire life. Adam is every ounce the modern day troubadour being compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams & Johnny Cash but with an extremely modern day take on acoustic music and how far you can push the boundaries within a genre, if you're into your singer song writers, then you'll like this.
Andrew Weatherall strips the track back and turns in a couple of chugging electro-dance remixes, pinning feedback, treated vocals, those guitars and other elements of the original to a motorik chug. Includes vocal and dub versions for your dancefloor.
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Hailing from the deep south (in the UK!), Blackbombers combine a whole lineage of rock ‘n’ roll history in true contemporary style; foot to the floor rockers meet dirty blues and distorted melody……
Pirahnahead - Belle Isle 2 8Mile
1. Klearvision Ft. Nina Simone – Black Is The Color
2. MJB & Chaka Khan – Disrespectful (Jovonn Mix)
3. MJB – PMS (Quentin Harris Mix)
4. Pirahnahead – Self:Con-Science
5. Tito Puente – Ran Kan Kan (Bonus Beats)
6. Dennis Ferrer – P 2 Da J
7. Dajae – Brighter Days (MAW Mix)
8. Lood – Shout N Out (MAW Mix)
9. Diplomats Of Soul – Someday We'll All Be Free
10. RSL – The Mast
11. Roger Troutman / Zapp – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
12. Funkadelic – Knee Deep
13. Change – A Lover's Holiday
14. Chic – Good Times
FORMAT INFORMATIONLtd CD Info: Last ever copy!
As one reviewer reflected, ‘Herring bridges that difficult divide between “popular music”, melody and “legitimate” rock with effortless aplomb... John can easily be compared to the likes of Kurt Wagner and Nick Drake as a master craftsman both lyrically and musically.”
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: Four classics from the archive of KDJ and NJB. Limited smokey vinyl pressing too.
Greg’s main focus is his own music, (he never plays covers). He is self-taught, although plays at Grade 8 standard, and has developed quite a unique style. He delights in discovering idiosyncratic tunings for the guitar, and then in exploring the musical consequences that fall from that – regardless of the number of strings it costs him!
He started on the electric guitar, which he still prefers when collaborating with other musicians; but Greg also plays 12-string acoustic, cuatro, bass guitar and is regularly seen dabbling with a banjo and even a dulcimer, although at present he is most devoted to his Taylor Acoustic.
His playing style is virtuoso, but retains a refreshing rawness that makes his live performances enervating and thrilling, with an almost contradictory graceful technical suavity that is breathtaking to watch.
It was these qualities that led to the invitation to spend a few days recording at Blue Print studios, Manchester in January 2011. The result was the album “ ”. Eight tracks of some of the most delicious, memorable and mellifluent guitar playing you are likely to listen to.
He has begun working on his next project, which he hopes to record early next year, pausing in the interim only to try the new material out on an expectant but unsuspecting audience. His principle aim – to actually have titles for the material this time.
The band formed in Manchester four years ago after school friends Paul and Chris resolved to try and write the kind of music they loved listening to. They were joined by Chris's brother Steve and drummer Dave Killick, who had studied music and sound production with Chris at Salford Uni. Originally called blacklist, the band released an EP in 2009 - 'Fight or Flight'. Since then, the writing and sound has evolved, bringing in more samples and electronic sonic textures to accompany the bands raw four-piece sound.
FORMAT INFORMATIONLtd CDS Info: 5 track CDR (direct from Asda) in lo-fi slip case sleeve.
FORMAT INFORMATIONCD Info: Exclusive release.
FORMAT INFORMATION12" Info: Was £7.49.
FORMAT INFORMATION12" Info: Full release one-sided 12" (the other side now features a scary etching!) comes in printed plastic sleeve. 2000 copies only!
FORMAT INFORMATION12" Info: Limited black label, clear vinyl pressing!
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