Aloud Music Festival (AMF2013) And Free Aloud Music Ltd Downloads

To celebrate their tenth anniversary this year Barcelona’s best loved label Aloud Music Ltd have announced the final line-up and full details of its first ever Aloud Music Festival.

Over three evenings from 7th to 9th February at Barcelona’s Sidecar Factory Club and Sala Apollo, Aloud will play host to ten very special acts, handpicked by the Aloud team. Serving as a showcase for some of Spain’s brightest and best exponents of post-rock, indie and rock ‘n’ roll music; Toundra, Lisabö, Cuzo, The Joe-K Plan and Syberia will be joined by Canterbury, UK post-rock instrumentalists Yndi Halda, Reggio Emilia shoegazers Giardini di Mirò, Norway’s awesome (and awesomely named) The Samuel Jackson Five, Belgium’s Stories From The Lost and Russia’s wonderful Powder! Go Away.

Tickets are on sale now priced 35€ which also includes a discount of 5€ for all Aloud performances throughout 2013. Day tickets are also available, more info of which can be found here

Also, in true Aloud Music Ltd tradition you can access, download and share a selection of albums from their ten-year history right here.

For more information about Aloud Music Festival (AMF2013) check out their website http://www.aloudmusicfestival.com/amf/

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TEN YEARS OF ALOUD MUSIC LTD

A long time ago on a van journey across their native Spain, Sergio Picón, his wife Núria Ferré and a few close friends discussed the connections between their musical tastes. After talking long into the night about their favourite bands and artists, and the industry’s handling of rock and indie music in Spain they decided to form a label to accommodate all the bands they felt had something vital to say. Aloud Music Ltd was born that very evening back in 2003 and ten years on it remains, stronger than ever; limited only by the tastes of its enthusiastic founders and the dedication of those it has worked with.

For ten years the Barcelona based label has forged an inseparable bond between themselves, the artists they champion and the fans that follow their Aloud Philosophy. Flying the flag of honesty in a business infamous for trading passion for quick profit Aloud has strived to be different from the get go. In 2008 they not only embraced free downloading but actively promoted it through their website for all their back catalogue releases, making it an indispensable porthole for those interested in their history and output.

Yet Aloud Music Ltd is far from a download only label. With every release they take great care and pride in physical formats, from artwork through to limited edition vinyl releases and merchandise. Employing the ethos of labels like Dischord they have endeavoured to keep the price of vinyl and CD releases low to ensure that nobody ever pay more than is necessary to hear what makes an artist on Aloud Music Ltd so special.

Equally Aloud has continued to support the belief that children and young people under the age of 23 shouldn’t have to pay to enter concerts organised by the label wherever possible. Supporting musical education and recognising the importance of allowing people of all ages to experience music where music is best discovered it’s a philosophy that has proven popular among the next generation of future rock and indie followers in Spain. It has also given those who love Aloud the opportunity to share their views and talk long into the night about what great music means to them.

From the dream pop of Fira Fem and experimental folk of Ainara LeGardon, to the rich and vivid worlds of Exxasens and Toundra with a decade down and another on the horizon we look forward to joining Aloud Music Ltd on their journey.

To find out more please visit www.aloudmusic.com

Loserpalooza Returns this December (Plus Free Download)

Following the  success of last year’s event the organisers behind Cardiff’s Loserpalooza have decided to turn it into an annual happening and will return on 1 December 2012 to The Buffalo Bar, Cardiff with six awesome bands.

The line-up will include Atomck, Spider Kitten, The Witches Drum, Thorun, Zinc Bukowski and Recluse and run from 3:00pm until 10:00pm, allowing plenty of time afterward to visit your favourite watering hole.

Tickets are priced £6 on door or £4 in advance and available here

To download a free six track album featuring all of the bands involved click here

Various Artists – Loserpalooza 2012 (Free Download)

Various Artists
Loserpalooza 2012
Free Download
UK Release Date: Available Now

To celebrate the return of Loserpalooza the organisers have pulled together this free compilation of tracks by AtomckSpider KittenThe Witches DrumThorunZinc Bukowski and Recluse

…Download and share here

Track Listing:
1. Spider Kitten – ‘Twin Obscenities’
2. The Witches Drum – ‘Fishin’ For Ships’
3. Thorun – ‘Hipster Circle Pit’
4. Zinc Bukowski – ‘Hillazon’s Emergence’
5. Atomck – ‘Big Shit’
6. Recluse – ‘Temper’

Toundra – (III) (Aloud Music Ltd, 22/10/12)


Toundra
(III)
Aloud Music Ltd
UK Release Date: 22 October 2012

“Toundra staged one of the best shows of the first day. Their metallic post rock took attendees by surprise, and their decibel instrumental carousel literally hypnotized us.”
Rockzone

“Second assault of Toundra. They started with the post-metal instrumental standard (the footsteps of Isis, Pelican or Russian Circles are evident) and gave to these songs an enviable personality.”
Staff Magazine

“Their attacks are furious thunderstorms that open to clear up. More ruthless than Explosions in the Sky and more expeditious than Mogwai.”
El Pais

Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed album II, Spain’s finest instrumental post-rock group Toundra return to the progressive fold with (III); an epic, brutal and beautiful new chapter in their career.

Their second release on Barcelona’s Aloud Music Ltd and third full-length album since their formation in 2007, over the past five years Toundra have released music on labels in their native Spain, as well as labels in France (Basement Apes Industries), Germany and Brazil (Criminal Attack Records). Recorded with Carlos Santos (Ictus, Adrift, Aathma, Another Kind of Death) at Sandman Studios in their hometown of Madrid over six complex and uncompromising tracks they create music to move mountains.

Opener ‘Ara Caeli’ sets out its stall and encapsulates exactly what the band has been about since day one. Pioneering grand and striking song structures with ideas behind each that explore issues surrounding life and death, they chip away at melodic post-rock landscapes instantly comparable to Mogwai or Pelican, but under the surface (III) incorporates elements of more traditional influence. Their appreciation of classic rock groups such as Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin shine through (check out the heavy folk and swirling string sections of ‘Requiem’) and can be heard all over (III), interwoven into the progressive post-metal of ‘Cielo Negro’ and ‘Marte’ this is Toundra at their most impressive. A total musical force.

To date the band has already appeared at festivals including BAM 2010, Primavera Sound, DCode, Resurrection Fest and Costa de Fuego (Benicassim) and this September they take to the road in support of (III) with a full European Tour.

Track Listing:
1. Ara Caeli
2. Cielo Negro
3. Requiem
4. Marte
5. Lilim
6. Espirita

Label: Aloud Music Ltd
Formats: CD, LP, Download
Web: myspace.com/toundraband

Tour Dates:
20.09.12 – Metz, Zikametz Festival, FRANCE
22.09.12 – Solingen, Pretty In Noise Festival, GERMANY
23.09.12 – Düsseldorf, Session, GERMANY
24.09.12 – Berlin, Schokoladen, GERMANY
25.09.12 – Chemnitz, AJZ, GERMANY
26.09.12 – Winterthur, Gaswerk, SWITZERLAND
28.09.12 – Thun, Mokka, SWITZERLAND
29.09.12 – Bordeaux, Les Lectures Aléatoires, FRANCE