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A Lot Of Heartache

HT Heartache And Second Album Sundowner LA based singer-songwriter HT Heartache discussed her most recent album titled Sundowner, and of the processes which led to this second long player with Famous Last Words (FLW). The album contains a fine array continue →

It’s Not Too Late For The zzips

The UK’s The zzips & ’20 Years Late’ Latest interview at Famous Last Words (FLW) is delivered by The zzips. It was frontman James Butler from The zzips who took the time to answer a few questions for FLW regarding continue →

Choir Vandals In The UK

UK Dates For Choir Vandals St. Louis, Missouri’s CHOIR VANDALS have teamed with Property of Zack to premiere their new music video for ‘Monsters’.  The track comes from the band’s recently released EP ‘At Night’ out now on 6131 Records continue →

Kid Astray Nearly Home

Norwegians Ready With Debut Album After receiving much praise in 2014 on the back of two single releases, which received heavy rotation on NRK P1 and NRK P3 in Norway as well as performing to large crowds at venues in continue →

Extending Their Collection

River City Extension Back With New Album & Tour Hailing from New Jersey, River City Extension will see their new album released on March 10th 2015. The album is titled ‘Deliverance’ and will be released by Anchor & Hope Records. continue →

Justin Townes Earle Album & Tour

Absent Fathers… Originally scheduled as a double album, the follow up to last year’s ‘Single Mothers’ sees Justin Townes Earle release ‘Absent Fathers’ on Loose Music. Comprising of 10 tracks, ‘Absent Fathers’ was recorded live with his very own four-piece continue →

Time To Make Up

Make Do And Mend New Album & Tour American four-piece Make Do And Mend is gearing up for the release of their brand new long player titled ‘Don’t Be Long’. The album is scheduled for release on February 24th via continue →

Up River Touring In January

UK Tour For Up River Making it into the Top 50 Albums last year at Famous Last Words (FLW) was ‘Undertow’ from Up River. In support of this album release, Up River will be touring at the end of January continue →

You Blew It!

New EP And North American Tour Florida based You Blew It! Is set with a new EP scheduled for release January 27th 2015 on Jade Tree. The EP is called Pioneer of Nothing and contains three tracks. In conjunction with continue →

Bastions Live Dates

UK Tour For Bastions Bastions will be heading out on the road tomorrow (20/01) with HIEROPHANT. In addition, OHHMS will be performing at The Old Blue Last in London as part of this brief UK tour. All live dates are continue →

Cloakroom Ready With Second Album

New Album For Cloakroom Northwest, Indiana-based band Cloakroom is set to release their second album ‘Further Out’ on Run For Cover Records on January 20th. Having recorded the album at Earth Analog Studios with Matt Talbott (Hum/Centaur), the decision was continue →

Team Me

Extensive Tour For Team Me In support of their well-received second album ‘Blind As Night’, Norway’s Team Me is gearing up for an imminent tour that will take in a large number of dates and several countries. The tour dates continue →

FLW Playlist

ALBUMS 2014 (4)
 

‘Change My Mind’ (from album Unanchored)

Silya (Sony Music Norway)

First-person narrative mapped out by a singular electric guitar and compelling vocal that also manages to pay homage to The Clash along the way. A great start to an even greater record.

ALBUMS 2014 (33)
 

‘Heritage Crown’ (from album Shake The Curse)

This Sect (Sect Appeal Records / Diger)

Quite possibly recorded on a distant glacier such is the icy chill blowing here, This Sect end their current account with the deeply personal and rather impressive ‘Heritage Crown’.

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‘The Part’ (from album The Scheen)

The Scheen (Artistpartner Records)

Failing to agree with the terms and conditions that some relationships can bring, The Scheen soar to great heights with this epic final bow from their equally impressive debut album.

ALBUMS 2014 (38)
 

‘It Ain’t All Flowers’ (from album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)

Sturgill Simpson (Loose Music)

Sore and swollen, the last remnants of the comedown are drawing to an end via this country tinged and distorted rocker.

ALBUMS 2014 (1)
 

‘Meanwhile Back At Mama’s’ (from album Sundown Heaven Town)

Tim McGraw (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Group)

A gentle acoustic number that’s full of nostalgia for simpler times, ‘Meanwhile Back At Mama’s’ is just one of several highlights from McGraw’s recent long player.

ALBUMS 2014 (29)
 

‘In Love With The Teacher’ (from album Norwegian Classics)

Charlie Rackstead & The Sticklesbergen Ramblers (Ramalama Production)

Any number of these Norwegian ‘classics’ given an English interpretation and a country groove could’ve been pinned to the FLW playlist. As it stands, it’s this classic and sad tale of a broken heart that won it in the end.

ALBUMS 2014 (8)
 

‘The Sun That Shines In Me’ (from album Following Dreams)

Vidar Ruud (Ruud Music)

A tender ballad combining the vocals of Vidar Ruud and fellow Norwegian Venke Knutson that adds further weight to the realisation that following one’s dreams really can become a reality.

ALBUMS 2014 (16)
 

‘Oh Dear’ (from album Back On The Horse)

The Skinner Group (EmuBands)

It’s like he’s never been away! Wonderfully infectious song that could have been fronted by two of Skinner’s previous main players in his musical career. Back on The Horse was a wise choice indeed.

ALBUMS 2014 (14)
 

‘Black Saturday’ (from album Aelita)

Mando Diao (Musica de la Santa / Sony Music)

The rebirth of the new romantics starts here with ‘Black Saturday’ and Mando Diao’s change of musical direction.

ALBUMS 2014 (40)
 

‘Mercenaries’ (from album The Dream Walker)

Angels & Airways (To The Stars)

Agitated, electro indie rock was the order of the day for Angels & Airwaves and latest album ‘The Dream Walker’. ‘Mercenaries’ just happens to be one of its finest examples.

FLW Charts

Blues, Country & Folk

  • Ben Poole Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Manhaton Records)
  • Cherry Casino & The Gamblers Cherry Sings Hi-No-Love (Rhythm Bomb)
  • Danny & The Champions of the World Live Champs! (Loose Music)
  • Lady Antebellum 747 (Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group)
  • Various Artists High On The Hog: Honky Tonk & Hillbilly Bop Vol. 4 (Cactus)

Indie

  • Three Winters Chroma (Termo Records)
  • Simple Minds Big Music (Sony)
  • Ida Jenshus Let It Go (Universal Music Norway)
  • Hello Saferide The Fox, The Hunter & Hello Saferide (Sony Music Norway)
  • In Flames Siren Charms (Sony)

Rockabilly

  • The Backseat Boogie Cut Out To Rock  (Rhythm Bomb)
  • Rock & Roll Time Jerry Lee Lewis (Caroline)
  • Various Artists Rock 'N' Roll Guitar Greats (Union Square Music)
  • Chris Almoada On The Great River Road (Tessy Records)
  • Various Artists Monster Mash: 20 Vintage Halloween Hits (Union Square Music)
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