Music Monday Band Recommendations – 16th November 2009

Welcome to this week’s band recommendations.

As always from myself each week there is 5 bands listed with albums that you should check out.
Each includes a short brief bio taken from the band directly.

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Band 1

Band: Trippy Wicked
Check out the album: Movin On (listen to the full album here)
Purchase Album: CD / Amazon UK (MP3) / Amazon US (MP3) / Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin On UK / Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin On US

Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight – A rolling, thundering mass of infectious riffs, distorted gut-busting bass, tripped out vocals, relentless beats and hairy sweaty faces twisted with grins and gurns.
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight cut a groove deeper than the ocean abyss.
Playing a mix of stoner rock, doom, sludge and blues the band has officially released the full length debut album on October 30th.

The album captures everything that the band has ever stood for in their music with a 10 track, 52 minute epic musical journey of songs about living the good life, fire, growing beards, girls, aliens, loneliness, pirates, love and so much more.

Movin On is full of the sexiest, sleaziest stoner, doom, blues, whatever-the-hell-you-wanna-call-it riffs you ever heard and was recorded in June 2009 under the warm Dorset sunshine at Chuckalumba studios.

Band 2

Band: Sons Of One
Check out the Album: Just One Thing
Purchase Album: Sons of One - Just One Thing UK / Sons of One - Just One Thing US

Sons of One, known to their fans as SO1 (pronounced So-One), were a heavy-hitting independent band with a message and a mission: To rock your face off while spreading unity and self-realization to this one world!

Sons of One first came together in December 2004 as a cover band called TAINTED. That changed when the band rounded off their lineup with the ambitious Tim Bravo on guitar. Within just a few months, Bravo took over lead vocal duties and the band had penned a number of original tracks. TAINTED released an E.P. “Bridging the Gap” in 2006.

After a string of lineup changes and a brand new name, SO1 is poised to take the rock world by storm with a new album with producer Brett Hestla [Dark New Day, Creed].

The band would come to a quick demise only a matter of days ago that I discovered writing this recommendation.
Tainted as mentioned above have now reformed but with the music created under Sons Of One, I can only expect we will hear more original songs in the near future; building off the talent that is still present.

Band 3

Band: The Company Band
Check out the Album: The Company Band
Purchase Album: The Company Band - The Company Band UK / The Company Band - The Company Band US

The Company Band is a rock supergroup featuring Clutch frontman Neil Fallon, Fireball Ministry frontman James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, Guitarist Dave Bone, and Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis.

Founded by Margera, Rota and Bone in 2006, The Company Band originally got together to jam among friends. Their initial recordings were laid down for the band’s 2008’s EP “Sign Here, Here, And Here”. It quickly sold through its limited pressing and has continued to be a popular digital seller since the release. Restricted Release has now pressed it on a special 10-inch available now exclusively through the label’s Amazon store. The vinyl pressing features exclusive artwork and is hand-numbered; limited to 1,000 copies.

The Company Band released their full-length debut on November 10 via Restricted Release. This however was on digital download only, the CD follows on November 17. The self-titled effort was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles and teamed the band with producer/engineer Andrew Alekel. A special digital-only single preceded the full-length CD, featuring the album track “It’s A Confusing World” with an exclusive cover of BTO’s “Not Fragile”. The single is currently available through digital music outlets.

Band 4

Band: Split Nixon
Check out the Album: Split Nixon
Purchase Album: Split Nixon - Split Nixon UK / Split Nixon - Split Nixon US

Formed in the spring of 2002 in the small Northeastern Kentucky town known as Ashland, Split Nixon released their freshman album as an independent artist.

This collection of songs and their live performance quickly commanded attention from the local music scene and eventually reached the ears of the L.A. – based management company Ameritone Entertainment.
With the help of Freddie Vasquez through Manhattan – based Indigoot Entertainment, Split Nixon began touring with many bands on the Indigoot roster including three tours with multi-platinum Island Recording Artists “Saliva”.

To this date, Split Nixon has shared the stage on the road with many popular national bands such as: Shinedown, Collective Soul, Theory of a Deadman, Breaking Benjamin, Bobaflex, FlyLeaf, Soundevice, Black Stone Cherry, Soil, Ra, Future Leaders of the World…..and many more.

In 2007, the band took a much needed eighteen month hiatus and later returned to the studio in the spring of 2009 for the completion of their follow up record. Currently, the album is set to be released either this year or early next year.

Band 5

Band: Frank Turner
Check out the Album: Poetry Of The Deed
Purchase Album: Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed UK / Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed US

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from London. Initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005. To date, Turner has released three solo albums, a rarities compilation album and two EPs.

Frank Turner started solo acoustic shows prior to Million Dead’s break up. The first official performance was at the first Small Town America all dayer at 93 Feet East on September 18th 2004. The solo performances were, in a sense, a sideline to Million Dead. They did allow Turner to display some of his own songwriting capabilities (without a band) as well as some covers of songs and bands he enjoyed, in some cases the songs were much re-worked to fit an acoustic atmosphere. Solo performances were also used to help bolster or expose Million Dead to new individuals as well, with some acoustic in-store and radio performances of Million Dead songs.


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