Posts filed under ‘Freeze the Atlantic’
Oh those lovely lads. 1 part Reuben, 1 part Hundred Reasons, and 3 parts other insanely talented rock and roll moguls – Freeze the Atlantic are back, and to use a Liverpoolism – ‘bosser than ever’. It’s been a while coming since the last EP dropped almost a year ago, but with the odd line up change, and much work being done on the album – one can forgive them. So with a tour of Ireland with those strong lads in Fighting with Wire on the cards, we thought we better drop an enhanced CD single (2 tracks and 1 video) of new song Volcanoes.
Oh and by gum it’s good… You know what to expect when you take a look at the FTA heritage, and you get it in spades. Don’t get me wrong, this is no Reuben meets Hundred Reasons derivitive but it is a huge rock anthem. Don’t believe me? I’m offended, but have yourself a look at the video beneath you…
And then, should you feel the need, we’ve got the lovely digipack singles up for sale for just £2.50 in the shop. All limited to just 250 copies, the first 50 come fully signed by the band… Be reasonably quick though.
Hmmm – so it seems I haven’t even mentioned The Great Escape on this blog yet – which is fairly dumb, as as far as strong moments in Alcopop history go, this one was a fair old cracker to be true! Presumably most of you saw the line up which we were punting all about in the run up to it, and together with the lovely kids at DIY Records – we truly had a rather funtime Alcopop showcase at the Pav Tav. It all started non-official, but by the time the thing came round, we’d been ratcheted onto the bill – with all acts spread liberally across the programme – much to our delight.
From a personal point of view the whole thing was rad. We were 1 in, 1 out from 4.30pm, and by the time midnight was approaching, bouncers became crowd barriers – as various hip kids flung themselves at Stagecoach and The Xcerts – ripping down chandeliers from the ceiling and variously being thrown out, shouted at, sneaking back in and so it went on…. Basically – Team Pop rocked it!
The venue was decimated, we were dancing on floors of shattered pint glasses but noone cared- the likes of Jumping Ships, LightGuides, The Xcerts, Freeze The Atlantic, My First Tooth, Dad Rocks, Stagecoach, The Social Club, Ute and We are the Physics were ripping shit up! Drowned in Sound were pretty damn complimentary, efestivals had a cracker and the 405 simply deemed in glorious. Thanks The 405!
So basically – thanks for coming down, and eternal love to you all for (in the words of Ben Folds) rocking that bitch! Next show kicking will be Alcopopalooza on 9th July at the Windmill, and hopefully that will be just as fun!
So frisbees have been flying out… Strong times in the PoP camp, and they seem to be going down well. As JoFo are busy ploughing a mean furrow up and down the country we’re popping about despatching Freeze the Atlantic ‘Colour by Numbers’ EPs (complete with crayons), and JoFo discs galore.
Meanwhile, delegation PoP went along to Guildford on Sunday for the aforementioned FTA launch and man it was awesome, as well as nicely packed and sweaty – did you get the free track by the way. Just tweet and it’s yours! (someone on the PoP facebook group said it was ‘hench‘ – pretty sure that’s good). Rocking hard with the support of Scholars there were plenty of friends in attendance (as well as Larry ex Hundred Reasons). Dusting ourselves down we then popped to the Barfly to see My First Tooth support The Xcerts. Amazing times.
Incidentally, have you heard the new JoFo record yet… Oh my! Check this out, and visit them on tour!
So the strong-faced Alcopop and lustily handsome DIY have teamed up with some super friends (BSM, Idle Hands Club, Ray Gun, Rock Sound’s Ben Patashinak and the like) and put together quite the best free show line up, perhaps ever…
Freeze the Atlantic (ex Reuben/Hundred Reasons)
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club
My Firs Tooth
We Are the Physics
Special Guests (TBC)
The Social Club
Lining up on the Alternative Great Escape bill in Brighton town, we’re free entry all day and night to provide you THE best thing in B-town on Friday 13th, except for perhaps the Dolphin Derby on the pier. LOOK AT THIS LINE UP, and say you’re coming on Facebook!!!
Do come along, all day – and rock hard with us yes! we’re running from 12.30pm till about 1.30/2ish – featuring this quite jaw-dropping line up of awesome acts… Free for wrist band holders, and non-wrist band holders alike (we’re just like that you know )
Do say you’ll come… Free pint for anyone dressed in a dolphin suit!
I’ll be focussing more on these indivdual releases over the next week or so, but it’s with abnormally HOT pleasure that I’d love to tell all you sweet, charming poppers. THERE’S 3 NEW PRE-ORDERS UP FOR YOUR PERUSAL TODAY! Thinking it might be nice to stick ‘em up together you know, to save postage and stuff – let me introduce them all briefly in no particular order….
Freeze The Atlantic – Waking Up EP
Oh man, this has been a LONG time coming, and by god it’s worth the wait. Personal revered heroes of mine from Reuben and Hundred Reasons have come together with other talented champs, smashed a whole load of finger-dented genius through their instruments and *BANG* – Freeze the Atlantic are born. This EP is glorious, 3 tracks of melodic balls out rock-pop genius – and all complete in its own Colour by Numbers sleeve, complete with wax crayons to literally colour it in by numbers! Stay in the lines though yeah…
My First Tooth – Sleet and Snow EP
A band who epitomise all things Alcopop! They’re our longest-serving, and it’s no surprise – because from the moment I heard Ross’s melodic vocals harmonising over a medley of folk-pop genius and met these tender champs from Northampton, I fell head-over-heels in love. My First Tooth are put simply, wonderful! This, their last single from debut LP Territories is a tour de force… And available to you for free. Seriously, no cost and all physical product. We just need this in your lives!
Johnny Foreigner – Are Cursed Frisbee EP
I’ve been wanting to do this for sometime now, a straw poll on Twitter showed me that Frisbees were way cooler than beach balls, so we’re getting all fun again with JoFo… Birmingham’s absolute finest (fuck yes!) These jet black Frisbees are white printed with ghostie print, 4 Trk CD is attached underneath – and imagine how cool you’ll look on the beach! Remember those bullies you still simmer resentment against cos they kicked over your sandcastle when you were a kid? Well you > them!
All available in the shop now, with a cheeky little deal on all 3 if you should be so inclined. See you in the shop yo? xxx
Won’t you take a little gander at what’s just dropped! How awesome is this this… Freeze the Atlantic kicking out the jams, with the EP coming in slightly less than a month! Eek, we’re all sorts of excited. For starters, see below -
As a man who can, without a flicker of a lie, say he has once spent an entire journey from Oxford to Gretna and back listening solely to Ideas Above our Station by Hundred Reasons – and who was so excited by Christmas is Awesome by Reuben that I virtually broke my stereo repeating it…. It’s pretty ace times to announce our latest signing, FREEZE THE ATLANTIC!
Made up of 2/3 Reuben (Jon and Guy), 1/5 Hundred Reasons (Andy) and 2 other handsome gents (Chris and Tom) – they’re not only named after a Cable song (which is noteworthy in itself) … But sounding absolutely awesome, blending in elements of their illustrious indie-rock past – but still sounding every inch something ‘proper’ fresh’.
It’s been a long journey from our first meeting to actually getting these details out, mainly because pretty much ever meeting has ended up being essentially a chat about Vinnie Jones and his film career (did you know he’d been in 53 Flicks – Jon FTA literally couldn’t believe it)…. But we’re there now, and if you’ve got a few minutes away from the daily grind – you should probably go have a listen to them at this ol’ website here.
The ‘Colour by numbers’ EP will be released 18th April 2011 and to coincide with this, the band will embark on a UK tour and aiming past the planets from there.
Welcome to Alcopop Freeze the Atlantic!
Oh hells yes, we’re taking over the asylum! (The Hippodrome) tomorrow from 9. Come to Kingston with Banquet Records, tell em you love Alcopop, sing a Stagecoach song or dress as a giant Hooch Lemon* and you’ll get in free – and check out this lineup…
* ps – if anyone dresses up as a massive hooch lemon i will buy them 8 pints