Sadly it looks like Johnny Reb have called it a day, the good news however is that some of the band have gone on to form Father Sculptor, a cracking wee pop band, who I think it's safe to say might own a few Smiths records. Their new double A-side single 'Ember/Blue' is free to download on Bandcamp and it comes highly recommended.
The Last Battle
Edinburgh folk-pop outfit The Last Battle are set to release the follow up to their cracking debut album, Heart Of The Land, Soul Of The Sea later in the year. They are due to release their first single from said album in June, to celebrate the release of 'Hope Is Gold', they're going to be playing a wee gig at Pilrig St Pauls Church in Leith on the 22nd of June. Support on the evening comes from the 'mysterious' William Henry Miller and Where We Lay Our Heads. As a wee prelude to the gig, the band have made their EP, The Springwell free to download on Bandcamp. The band are also going to playing an instore gig at Avalanche tomorrow as part of the Record Store Day celebrations, they've even promised to play a couple of covers too.
Kowalskiy's free EP
Bloody nora, we're now up to #22 in Kowalskiy's free EP series, not one for dropping his standards he's lined up another corking line up, including Father Sculptor, Miniature Dinosaurs, Kill The Waves, Zefs Chasing Cara and Toy Machene. Find out more and get downloading here.
Next month see the release of Damon Albarn's next release, 'Dr. Dee', an album of music taken from his opera of the same name. The album which was recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra is out on the 7th of May, as a wee teaser the NME have gotten an exclusive free download of 'The Dancing King' which can be dowloaded in exchange for an email address.
Frank Black and co are giving away free four-track EP on their official website. The EP consists of four live tracks which were recorded during the band's set at Coachella in 2004 and is available to be downloaded now from Pixiesmusic.com.
Fans of drone music take note, Glasgow outfit, No Comet have posted up a couple of demos for free download. Get downloading over on their Bandcamp page.
If you head over to Amazon you can find yourself a free download of 'Standing At The Sky's Edge', the lead track from the new Richard Hawley album.