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BOPS

BOPS

BOPS

Rose Coloured Records / Mauvaise Foi Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

BOPS were bottle fed on sixties music, they digested The Beach Boys harmonies and The Kinks savage pop before feeding on the booming sounds of Ty Segall and Girl Band. After relentlessly touring their native France BOPS are now set to release their self tilted debut album, which will be released on vinyl in France, Italy and the UK, BOPS will also be touring in support of the album across those countries. BOPS self titled debut album will be released via Rose Coloured Records (UK) and Mauvaise Foi Records (Europe) on the 13th October.

From the opening beat of Mary it’s clear that BOPS are completely immersed in 60’s garage, pop and psych, elements of the best bands from that decade are littered throughout the self titled album, but to be clear this isn’t a total sixties throwback, the wonderfully titled Mad Oyster contains elements of new wave and power pop in it’s grooves. These elements sit alongside unhinged and eccentric moments of psyche, such as Slit It, Sing I, Jim and Fantasia, the dark and dirty garage of No Voices and Mr Cubalouder, moments of Link Wray inspired distortion such as Sing II and See You There and even a touch of unhinged rock ‘n roll in the form of Wrong and Dunder Mifflin.

BOPS self titled debut album is an instantly familiar, yet totally original, trawl through the trashier side of rock ‘n roll that comes across like a previously unreleased Pebbles compilation, and as Get Primitive!, the legendary best of volume of that series, sits amongst my favourite albums that’s about as higher praise as I can impose on this album. For anyone who has a love for the original garage bands, the eighties garage revival or the current resurgence in the garage and psych scenes you need to acquaint yourself with BOPS, as this unhinged French trio have produced an electic and original release.

BOPS can be pre-ordered via Rose Coloured Records website here

BOPS Facebook page can be found here

BOPS To Release Debut Album Via Rose Coloured Records

BOPSBottle fed on sixties music, BOPS digested The Beach Boys harmonies and The Kinks savage pop before feeding on the booming sounds of Ty Segall and Girl Band. After relentlessly touring their native France BOPS are now set to release their debut album, which will be released on vinyl in France, Italy and the UK, BOPS will also be touring in support of the album across those countries. BOPS self titled debut album will be released via Rose Coloured Records (UK) and Mauvaise Foi Records (Europe) on the 13th October. The Rose Coloured Records website can be found here

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Patrons Release Music Video For ‘Listen’

Patrons - As Above, So BelowThe Plymouth based post hardcore quartet Patrons have shared their new video for the track Listen that is taken from the critically acclaimed new album, As Above, So Below, which is out now through Rose Coloured Records.

 The Punk Site review of As Above, So Below can be found here

You can purchase and stream As Above, So Below here and order the vinyl here

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Patrons Release Debut Album ‘As Above, So Below’

Patrons - As Above, So BelowThe fantastic debut album, As Above, So Below, from Plymouth based quartet Patrons, is out now through Rose Coloured Records. Having picked up gleaming reviews from the music press, the new ten track record of wise and thoughtful post-hardcore is available now on limited edition triple colour splatter vinyl and digitally through all usual retailers.

The Punk Site review of As Above, So Below can be found here

You can purchase and stream As Above, So Below here and order the vinyl here

Patrons - As Above, So Below

Patrons

As Above, So Below

Rose Coloured Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Hailing from Plymouth on the south coast of the UK, Patrons are a band who have slowly built their following through a relentless touring schedule and the release of two EP’s, 2014’s self titled debut and 2015’s The Momentary Effects Of Sunlight. At their heart Patrons are a post hardcore band, but they avoid being yet another band in the pack by having a unique take on the genre, one that is a refreshing and original reboot that avoids the formulaic clichés. Patrons new album, As Above, So Below, is due to be released tomorrow, the 31st March 2017 via Rose coloured Records on limited edition splatter vinyl and digital formats.

All the elements you’d recognise from the scene that spawned them are present and correct on As Above, So Below, but they are refined and somehow smoother, yet they are delivered with an intensity and commitment that you can’t help but be impressed by. As Above, So Below is an album that will pass by an instant, and there’s not a track on this impressive debut that will have you reaching to skip a track. There are also a few perfect moments on this album, Shapes In Nature, with it’s delicate verse and earnest chorus, is one that has a perfect balance between the delicate moments and full tilt intensity, whilst he passionate and emotive Listen is a heart wrenching number that, despite being one of the most restrained on the album, maintains the intensity and passion. As Above, So Below ends on a high with two tracks that are the polar opposite of each other, Last Of The Quick Thinkers is an uplifting blast, before the album bows out with it’s atmospheric closer, Dawn.

There’s something about the way Patrons deliver As Above, So Below that reminds me of Lagwagon, whilst they are a very different prospect musically I can’t shake the feeling that this is somehow a post hardcore incarnation of that esteemed band, but maybe that’s just me. Patrons are a band that are hard to pin down, they aren’t just another post hardcore band running with the pack, the elements on the songs blend effortlessly into each other, and the overall impact and diversity of the album makes this the most impressive post hardcore release I’ve heard in a long time

You can pre-order As Above, So Below via Rose Coloured Records here

Patrons website can be found here

Patrons Confirm Release Shows For ‘As Above, So Below’

Patrons - As Above, So BelowPatrons will take to the road this March, in support of their upcoming debut album, As Above, So Below. The dates see the band hit London, Southampton and a hometown show in Plymouth to coincide with the release date on Friday 31st March.

More details of Patrons tour dates and the release of ‘As Above, So Below’ can be found here

As Above, So Below can be pre-ordered here

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Patrons To Release Debut Album ‘As Above, So Below’

Patrons - As Above, So BelowPatrons are a band, born out of long-standing friendships and a love for the unconventional, from Plymouth, UK, the band draw inspiration from personal events, feeding on whatever life throws at them. Musically, the bands influences are ever growing, yet there is a deep-rooted love of the epic scale of song craft by bands like Biffy Clyro, Brand New, Thrice and Reuben. Patrons debut album As Above, So Below will be released via Rose Coloured Records on the 31st March on limited edition splatter vinyl and digital formats.

You can pre-order As Above, So Below here and Patrons website can be found here

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Patrons Announce ‘As Above, So Below’ UK LP Release Shows

Patrons TourPatrons are a band, born out of long-standing friendships and a love for the unconventional, from Plymouth, U.K. The band draw inspiration from personal events, feeding on whatever life throws at them. Musically, the bands influences are ever growing; yet there is a deep-rooted love of the epic scale of song-craft by bands like Biffy Clyro, Brand New, Thrice and Reuben. Patrons will take to the road this March, in support of their upcoming debut album, As Above, So Below, that will be released via Rose Coloured Records. The dates see the band hit London, Southampton and a hometown show in Plymouth to coincide with the release date on Friday 31st March.

You can pre-order the album and purchase tour tickets from Patrons website here

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Patrons Release ‘The Art Of Conversation’ Single

Patrons TAOCPatrons have now released their new single, The Art Of Conversation, that is taken from the bands debut album, As Above, So Below, which is set for release on Friday 31st March through Rose Coloured Records, pre-orders for the album will be announced shortly. Patrons will also be playing a lone UK date in Southampton before heading over to France for a six date tour.

The Art Of Conversation is now available via digital retailers and streaming platforms.

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Patrons Sign To Rose Coloured Records; Announce New Album

PatronsUK post-punk band Patrons have signed on with Rose Coloured Records for the release of their next album.  The band plans to release their next effort, As Above, So Below, on March 31, 2017 through their new home.  Guitarist Mark Hoynes comments on the new record:

“We’re really proud of the songs on our forthcoming record, ‘As Above, So Below’, and are really excited to share them with the world. Hopefully, you can enjoy the songs as much as we have creating them; we’ve learned so much through bringing this to life. Play it loud!”

The lead single, “First Of The Slow Burners,” can be heard below.

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