Press Release -Dead Skeletons – Touring UK
23/11/2013 UK London – Electrowerkz
23/11/2013 UK London – Electrowerkz
24/11/2013 UK Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
25/11/2013 UK Bristol -Exchange
26/11/2013 UK Manchester – Band on the wall
27/11/2013 UK Liverpool – Kazimier
A Death, Life, Tribal, Rock and Roll, Psychedelic, Mantra..
“He Who Fears Death Cannot Enjoy Life”
Dead Skeletons (Iceland) came into being in 2008 as an accompaniment to an installation for a show at the Reykjavik art museum by Jon Saemunder Audarson. Looking for a spiritual battle for the show, the trio began recording. This initial song, Dead Mantra, became an underground hit, prompting the full length LP Dead Magick (A Records), released by the band in 2011.
Dead Skeletons is made up of the core trio of Jon Saemunder Audarson, Henrik Bjornsson (Singapore Sling, Go-Go Darkness, Hank and Tank) and Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4).
The Bands Startling and innovative visuals are driven by frontman Jon, who along with Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, has piloted the underground sensation that is Dead TV.
His works are mostly based on installations where he uses various mediums together, such as paintings, sculptures, videos & music. 2012 Seen Jon put a much anticipated live act together with the original band and joining them, Will Carruthers (ex Spacemen 3). The first european tour has seen them performing to sellout crowds, including a headline performance at Roskilde Festival and the main act at Liverpool Psych Fest. Also appearing at Austin Psych Fest And Primavera Festival.
Dead Skeletons – Dead Mantra
“Iceland’s Dead Skeletons added psychedelic aroma and dark space rock mood to the festival’s eclectic music mix. The band presented tracks from their recent album “Dead Magick”, the entry point to a colorful, psychedelic universe that matched the projections shown on the background of the darkened stage. Don’t fear the Dead Skeletons – let them be your guide as you break on through to the Other Side with them!” -Cool Music Cental
“All in all, the album is brilliant… one of the best sound installations I’ve ever experienced….I felt like I was running from Jack Nicholson in The Shining” -The Process Records
“Helicon describe themselves as doom-mongering behemoths of Psychedelic Rock formed in East Kilbride/Glasgow. This 6 piece, are a leviathan of sound and dynamics.
Helicon make music that will leave you feeling in awe of your experience, and will have you scrambling for the repeat button. Drone-heavy and dramatic, a big sound made from layers upon layers of guitar effects, all swirls and conflicts of light and dark, absorbing and deeply engaging, endlessly intriguing”. –Dirty Sexy Karma
“Inspired by classic psych alchemists The Velvet Underground and The 13th Floor Elevators, along with latter day psychonauts The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Angels. Following the release of four EPs at six-month intervals from March 2011 the band issued debut LP ‘Suburban Decay’”.
HELICON – Seraph
Vladimir are a mighty wave of reverb soaked, curtain of noise, seducing you with catchy post rock influences.
2013 has seen Dundee based four piece Vladimir release their second EP in March. Since then playing as support to The Pigeon Detectives, The View and Twilight Sad. As well as playing shows across the UK, including an appearance at the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield at the invite of NME favourites and previous tour buddies The Wet Nuns. Also being invited to play at the Doune The Rabbit Hole festival in August.
Vladimir EP2 was self-released, a limited edition cassette of the EP was released by the Glasgow label Electric Sound Company.
“The band have a love of feedback, a fondness for torturing their instruments, but alongside this is a nascent songwriting ability which shines through the gloom.” -Clashmusic.com
“I was blown away (again) by the headliners. Vladimir are simply an unstoppable force live at the moment.” -Manic Pop Thrill Blog