The Colossal Heads prepare for colossal new EP ‘Mammoths’ New Orleans rockers resurrect Grunge with new release on April 29th Revelling in the heavier side of indie rock, The Colossal Heads are a group on the rise who have been compared to artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Modest Mouse and Nirvana. These are not bands whose names should be taken lightly in terms of comparison – thankfully The Colossal Heads do them justice.
Those bands rose in the 90’s and early 2000’s due to a rock genre that had gone from being anti-establishment to part of the norm. In recent years the cycle has started again, and The Colossal Heads are here to shake things up once more. To offer further proof, check out the album lead track ‘Mammoths’.https://soundcloud.com/colossalheads/mammoths-2015 Engineered by Louis Cressy, the EP (and single) are a timely reminder of the power that rock music can have.
Another vital part of any musical success is a propensity for hard work, an area in which The Colossal Heads excel almost as much as their song writing. In a prime example, they toured from New Orleans to California from May-June 2015, living out of their Toyota and sleeping on floors along the way. This grass roots approach carries over to their methods of promotion as well. Relying on Facebook, local radio and word of mouth, the band has continued to develop and grow their fan base as their music has become increasingly assured. ‘Mammoths’ is the final result of this evolution, an EP which steps outside of the box and shows how complacent rock music has become in recent times.Check out The Colossal Heads performing on a heli pad in New Orleans on Balcony TV: https://youtu.be/8MSnxuEOIaw Links: http://www.thecolossalheads.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDf8jR1fhtUhHqZStJ8JJ0g https://www.facebook.com/TheColossalHeads www.soundcloud.com/colossalheads
Jay Fisher has been performing as Apple Rabbits since 2004; releasing two albums: 'King of Anglia and 'Kilburn State'. Previous to this, his debut album 'The Velveteen Ear' was released on Mike Howlett's Mauve Records label in 1994, followed by a tour supporting John Martyn. Since then he's been a member of dance, dub & electronica band Canteen (1995-2002), and was the vocalist on Dave Randall's (Slovo, Faithless) 2004 album 'Eight Stories'.
Apple Rabbits returns with the first in a series of EPs. Cut by Gearbox Records, the first "Oberkampf" is musically compelling and blends exquisite string combinations of classical sounds with contemporary and vintage electronic sounds. This can be heard especially in first three tracks, of this four track EP. Unlike Apple Rabbits’ previous releases: The vocal work has a pure, sometimes mournful, and unadulterated quality; which complements and blends with the arrangements. In ‘Coup de Chapeau’, haunting voices fade to a single ‘chorister-like’ voice, before experimental sounds creep in, in opposition to the voices; the strings respond stridently in a contradictory, both melodic but discordant resolution.
Want to come to the album launch?
At the Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn (nearest station Kilburn Park Tube or Kilburn High road, Overground) on the 23rd April 2016.with special guests support by Dave Randell (Faithless/Slovo) performing a solo electronic set. Tickets £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/354224. Profits from launch 10% of album sales go to Aisling Return to Ireland Project www.aisling.org.uk