Dreamland marks the first album from the Oxford quartet since drummer Joe Seaward was severely injured in 2018 riding his bike in Dublin. “The idea for this album came at a time of confusion and uncertainty,” frontman Dave Bayley explains. “My best friend was in the hospital. I didn’t know if he’d make it. The future was damn scary and completely unknown.”
“Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple” was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that the band and three-time collaborator/producer Bob Ezrin were on their path to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current situation of the world and addressing all generations.
Brighter, more robust sounds made their way into the songs of Purple Noon and mark a new chapter for Ernest Greene as a producer and songwriter. The vocals are front and center, tempos are slower, beats bolder, and there’s a more comprehensive depth of dynamics. One can hear the luxuriousness of Sade, the sonic bombast of Phil Collins, and the lush atmosphere of the great Balearic beat classics.
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his debut album, A New Day Yesterday, Bonamassa is releasing a newly re-mixed and re-recorded version. Joe re-sang all the vocals over and played new guitar tracks on some songs. Includes 3 bonus tracks written by Stevie Van Zandt and Joe which were demos from the 90's that never made it on to any records. Never heard before vintage Joe!
Grammy-nominated duo Odesza and acclaimed Australian producer Golden Features have come together to form the powerhouse group Bronson. The self-titled album pushes the soundscapes of their previous projects to explore the darker edges of dance music, something reflective of the duality of lightness and darkness in the human condition. Featuring heavyweight collaborations from lau.ra of Ultraista, Gallant, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.