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Black Lizard ‘Solarize’ album details, watch trailer

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A few weeks ago we revealed the new video from Black Lizard, All Her Time taken from forthcoming album Solarize.  Now it’s time to give you the lowdown on sophomore album Solarize, which drops via Soliti on the 20th March 2015.  Solarize was self-produced and sees Black Lizard expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music. 

Watch the album trailer. 

Black Lizard: Solarize (Soliti 036)

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  •  1.Everything And Nothing
  • 2.Perfect Dope
  • 3.Helpless
  • 4.Faith
  • 5.Harmonize
  • 6.All Her Time
  • 7.Heaven In You
  • 8.Waves Hit
  • 9.Shine High

Solarize is released in LP ( Ltd to 300 copies, comes with CD) & Digital formats.

Pre-order Solarize (more links to come):

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The first single from Solarize, All Her Time is informed as much by 1990’s textures as any adherence to the garage sound of decades past. All Her Time’s quiet/loud dynamic is enhanced by airy vocals, chorused guitars, droning fuzz and machine gun drum fills. The video (and album trailer), directed by Eetu Maaranen from label mates Ghost Of Jack Nance, is a fun ride with mystical symbolism. Cue reflective marbles, swirling skulls, spinning angles and one cool looking band.

Listen to All Her Time

All Her Time via Ja Ja Ja “‘All Her Time’ – a track which demonstrates some first few steps in a broader direction for the band, adding new instrumentation and ideas to the mix while retaining the unrelenting energy and focus that this band so fully represent.”

All Her Time via Austin Town Hall “That’s what I love about the group: no matter what they do, they own it, giving it their all for the betterment of our experience.”

All Her Time via Rosvot “After a first listen, All Her Time retains all the elements we’ve come to love about Black Lizard, that is the mesmerising fuzzy guitars, the airy vocals and the psyched, garage attitude, but this time around it sounds a little bit bigger, a little bit louder, all pushed by a hammering rhythm section”

Upcoming shows:

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Photographs by Sofia Okkonen

Dates For Your Diary (Spring)

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Some live shows featuring Soliti artists this Spring to look forward to. Get your diaries out!

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After announcing the imminent release of 2nd album Solarize (drops via Soliti on the 20th March) Black Lizard have some preliminary dates for this Spring in support of the release. Expect more show announcements and to hear much more about Solarize over the coming months and in the meantime, enjoy the clip for lead single All Her Time.

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6.2 Mars Festival, Seinäjoki w/ Vähäposti, Aurora, Sara, Solano, Mumrunner, Dxxxa D & Minkki, Freeweights.

12.2 Where’s the Music? Norrköping, Sweden.

20.3 Blonde Readhead (US) + Black Lizard, Korjaamo, Helsinki.

27.3 Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä.

2.4 45 Special, Oulu.

3.4 Pannuhuone, Kuopio.

18.4 Telakka, Tampere.

24.4 Dynamo, Turku.

+ MORE TO COME..


Cats of Transnistria

Cats Of Transnistria‘s Away EP was released last month to near universal acclaim (listen and read here). We predict a particularly busy time coming up for the band, so catch them from tonight (5th Feb) at two very special shows with the promise of more to follow.

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5.2 Mars Festival, Seinäjoki w/ Jukka & Jytämimmit, Tryer, Teksti-TV 666, Tiisu

19.2 Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Merries & Ghost of Jack Nance


Ghost of Jack Nance

After playing to a very enthusiastic crowd at #SOLITIWBP last weekend, Ghost Of Jack Nance play a special show at Lepakkomies ahead of working on the follow up to their debut My Heart Sings– EP (listen & read more here).

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19.2 Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Merries & Cats of Transnistria


LOVE SPORT

LOVE SPORT head out on a mini tour in support of their GOL!! release (listen) from last December. We can only say you shouldn’t miss these live shows as the band hastily work on a follow up EP release.

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6.2 Ravintola Torvi, Lahti, Loive Live! w/ Teksti-TV 666

5.3 Helatorstai-klubi, Henry’s Pub, Helsinki w/ Mumrunner

6.3 Pikku-Torre, Turku, Flavour of the Month w/ Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki

7.3 O’Hara’s, Tampere w/ Mumrunner


Manna

Manna‘s Blackbird (listen/read more) has been one of 2014’s most widely appreciated albums, appearing in most major year end lists. Here’s your chance to catch her on a series of shows in support of the release.

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7.2 Tavastia, Helsinki

14.2 Tampere-Talo, Tampere w/ Aino Venna

27.2 Club 45 Special, Oulu


Satellite Stories

We’re merely a few weeks away from Oulu’s Satellite Stories third album release, Vagabonds (27th Feb) (pre-order here). Praise for both The Trap and Heartbeat singles have been much and widespread. The band head out on a long European tour (including three Finnish dates). Ticket availability for the whole tour.

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Finnish tourdates:

27.2 Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä
Tickets HERE

28.2 45 Special, Oulu
Tickets HERE

5.4 Tavastia, Helsinki
Tickets HERE

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New Black Lizard single ‘All Her Time’, Solarize album this Spring

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Hot on the heels of two celebrated EP’s and a much loved debut album, Black Lizard prime their second self-produced full length Solarize this spring. Solarize sees the band expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music.

The first single from Solarize, All Her Time is informed as much by 1990’s textures as any adherence to the garage sound of decades past. All Her Time’s quiet/loud dynamic is enhanced by airy vocals, chorused guitars, droning fuzz and machine gun drum fills. The video, directed by Eetu Maaranen from label mates Ghost Of Jack Nance, is a fun ride with mystical symbolism. Cue reflective marbles, swirling skulls, spinning angles and one cool looking band.

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Stream All Her Time
Black Lizard’s second album Solarize is released through Soliti on the 20th March 2015.

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Year End Review Part 2: Albums, EP’s & singles

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