Brian Jonestown Massacre will return to the UK this June for 12 UK dates, kicking off at Glasgow Barrowlands on 9th June. They will also play London’s Field Day Festival on 12th June. ‘Fingertips’ was recorded in Anton Newcombe’s studio in Berlin with guest vocals from Tess Parks, with whom he released the album ‘I Declare Nothing’ last June. It is released on Anton’s A Recordings label on 10th June.
Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D’or winner at Cannes film festival 2015. In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the year with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’. All releases were fully recorded and produced at Anton’s studio.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre track ‘Straight Up and Down’ was used as the theme tune to the multi-award winning Boardwalk Empire. Anton is currently working on the soundtrack for ‘Moon Dogs’, a new film directed by multi-BAFTA nominated Philip John (Svengali, Downton Abbey, Being Human).
Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990. They have been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and San Francisco musicians got their start playing with Anton Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Affectionately known as the Granddaddy of Psyche, Anton Newcombe’s influence continues to reach far and wide.
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Originally, Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.
Thu 9th June – Glasgow Barrowlands
Fri 10th June – Newcastle Riverside
Sun 12th June – London Field Day
Mon 13th June – Leeds Stylus
Tue 14th June – Liverpool Academy
Wed 15th June – Belfast Limelight 2
Thu 16th June – Dublin Academy
Sat 18th June – Bristol Bierkeller
Sun 19th June – Falmouth – Pavilion
Mon 20th June – Southampton Engine Rooms
Tue 21st June – Oxford Academy 2
Thu 23rd June – Brighton Concorde 2