Archive for February, 2010
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010April 2009: the one and only Babe Ruth Band have just created their latest musical masterpiece – and it’s being released worldwide on HMR’s sister label Revolver!
Responsible for the seminal track “The Mexican”, one of the most well known tracks to emerge alongside the burgeoning Hip-Hop scene in the 1980s, Babe Ruth’s music has permeated popular culture – even if you don’t know their music by name, you will most likely recognise it when you hear it… And for good reason: from Grand Master Flash to The Prodigy, their music has been remixed, covered and used thousands of times by other artists through the past three decades – the band also still retains a cult following and a large fanbase in both the UK and US B-Boy scenes.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010Since the band’s inception in Vancouver several years ago, Art of Dying has quietly become Canada’s number one underground rock band to watch. Their lead single “Get Through This” attracted over 75,000 fans to their MySpace page and has battled it out in the Top 10 charts on many US radio stations. (more…)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010After the success of Justin’s debut album ‘Silvermoon’, Revolver’s pleased to present his follow-up single, Nothing Better – available right now on iTunes. (more…)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010Apache Indian, aka Steven Kapur, grew up in Handsworth, home of reggae bands such as Steel Pulse, and by the early 1980s he was working with local sound systems and wearing dreadlocks. By the mid-1980s he had trimmed his hair and began to make a name for himself as a dancehall deejay, and he recorded his first single in 1990, “Movie Over India”, initially a white-label pressing, until it was picked up by the reggae distributor Jet Star. The single mixed ragga and bhangra and was hugely popular among audiences of both genres. Two further singles followed in a similar vein, “Chok There” and “Don Raja”, bringing him to the attention of the major labels, and in 1992 he signed a recording contract with Island Records. (more…)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010Atom Seed were formed in early 1989 by former Zoodoll guitarist Simon James’ and bassist Chris Huxter’s meeting with singer Paul Cunningham and Iranian drummer, Amir. After recording a demo and playing a handful of gigs, Chris Huxter left in late 1989 to be replaced by Chris Dale on bass. The band toured the UK constantly as headliners and also supporting the likes of Wolfsbane and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their debut EP was released in early 1990, followed in 1991 by the album Get in Line on FM Revolver Records. Amir was replaced by Jerry Hawkins on drums before the band’s debut European tour. They were signed to London Records for the Dead Happy EP in 1992, but were dropped from the label and split up soon after with an unreleased album under development.
* Vocals: Paul Cunningham
Album: I Don’t Want To Talk About It