2013 has undoubtedly been the most exciting year to date in the long career of the British band Mesh. Commencing with the January release of the single ‘Born To Lie’, it was merely an appetiser for what was to come when their new album ‘Automation Baby’ followed shortly thereafter and made it all the way to no. 33 on the German album chart on the back of glowing reviews from both the media and – more importantly – their own growing fanbase. Having spent much of the year to date on the road, the song ‘Adjust Your Set’ is being readied for release as the second single from the album by Dependent Records and will be issued in September to coincide with a new set of tour dates. One of many electro-pop highlights on the record, the CD format will include three new mixes of the song and an exclusive B-side.
“A strong, memorable and well-crafted album ****” CLASSIC POP (UK)
‘Powerful’ and ‘Electronic’. These two words describe ‘Echogenetic’, the brilliant new album by Canadian veterans Front Line Assembly that will be released on 12th July. Formats include a 2xLP album in a gatefold sleeve (with accompanying download code) that is limited to 1000 copies and will quickly become a collector’s item. The album can be ordered here.
There will also be a chance to hear the new songs in all their glory when FLA embark on a European tour in August with Haujobb in support.
Covenant hit the pole position of the German Alternative charts with their just-released EP “Last Dance”. Beside remixes of the title track there are three more songs on the EP – written by one band member each. The strictly-limited edition EP (3000 copies, only), can be pre-ordered in the Dependent shop. In addition, you can also listen to audio samples of the songs.
The Dependent-Bands Click Click and Chrysalide are confirmed for the Schwarzlicht-Festival in Leipzig. The festival is on Saturday, 5. October, at “Die Villa” in Leipzig. Along for the ride are also The Psychic Force and Proleturan. Tickets cost € 23 in advance-sale and can be booked via the website of “Die Villa”.
Finally, the wait is over! June 7th sees the release of a 6 track EP by synth-pop maestros Covenant entitled ‘Last Dance’ that serves as a perfect appetiser for their brand new album ‘Leaving Babylon’ (out in early September). Housed in beautiful digipak artwork and including a limited edition car sticker, it is limited to 3000 copies and is destined to become an instant collectors item. It will be followed three weeks later by a red vinyl 7” single containing ‘Last Dance’ and an exclusive remix of the song by Dupont that is limited to 500 copies. Your can order the single here.
„Heads up“ for fans of rough electronics: After Front Line Assembly gave Industrial Metal a potent upgrade with their last studio Album “Improvised Electronic device”, its successor takes a whole new turn. Band Leader and industrial Icon Bill Leeb often said they would deliver a purely electronic Album in the vein of old FLA cult records as Caustic Grip or Tactical Neural Implant. Now they are coming through with the promise. "Echogenetic" is an upgraded version on the most successful electronic releases and includes high octane dancefloor grenades like “Killing Floor” or “Exhale” as well as pure electronic epicness like “Exo” or the heavy and percussive “Prototype”. The album is bound to be released in July and just one month later, FLA team up with Haujobb to rupture European stages. Rumours have it, that the band is also planning an additional limited collectors version of the album in heavy vinyl.
Covenants new campaign kicks off: The predecessor of LEAVING BABYLON is called LAST DANCE E.P.
The new Covenant album LEAVING BABYLON is ready to make its first waves. A new limited E.P. called LAST DANCE will see the light of day on June 7th. The EP contains six tracks, including three exclusive B-Sides: “I Scan The Surface”, We Go Down” and “Slow Dance” and features one song each by the new members Andreas Catjar and Daniel Jonasson. To top the anticipation LAST DANCE will be released in a beautiful digipack-artwork and comes with a limited edition car sticker, so it is destined to become a collectors item very fast. On top of that, there are rumours about a very limited 7” edition. Fans might want to look out for preorder-options soon. And we sure as hell are looking forward to those new songs.
Here you can get a first impression of what Covenant sound like in 2013.
For almost six years it was very silent about the norwegian future-pop-darlings Pride And Fall. After the scandinavian trio brought Future Pop back to life with their dark-electronic album “In My Time Of Dying”, the curtain fell for more than half a decade. The three men including singer Sigve Monsen took their time off to be there for their families after they all became fathers almost simultaneously. But in 2011 the call of music became louder and Pride And Fall got together on writing new songs. More than two years in the making they now almost finished their album and are scheduling the release of their new longplayer titled “Of Lust And Desire”. To top off the long wait the first edition of the album will be released in a cool limitied digi-pack.
Good news for fans of Decoded Feedback: The Canadian duo is going to play one exclusive german show in 2013, which will be at WGT in Leipzig. Currently they are working on a track, which will be released on the Dependence-Sampler 2013.
Mesh are now back home from their europe-tour. See what Mark Hockings has to say about it: “Thanks to everyone who made the last 4 weeks such an enjoyable, hilarious, slick and professional experience. Everyone's input was crucial and I speak for the whole band when I say that you should all be very proud! Great to see old friends and meet new ones. Thanks everyone!!”