Danish rock group founded in 1967 by Anders Koppel and Thomas Koppel with Annisette Hansen, Jens Rugsted, Flemming Ostermann, Alex Riel and Ilse Maria Koppel as a backing-project for a TV-show. Their debut as an established rock-group was in May 1968 on Plænen in Tivoli, Copenhagen. The Savage Rose became rapidly popular in Denmark, but also to some extent abroad. Their lyrics were inspired by Bob Dylan, and the music was a mixture of classical music and US westcoast psychedelic rock, characterized by vocalist Annisette. In fall 1971 The Savage Rose became reduced to a trio on account of musical disagreements – The Koppel Brothers…
Aussie legends and Vive Le Rock faves ROSE TATTOO have announced the release of a historic live album. The 14-track Live In Brunswick album was recor ded at the Melbourne suburb’s legendary Bombay Bicycle Club on the fabled Never Too Loud tour in late ’82.Following the release of the band’s first two albums in the UK, the Tatts had stolen the show at the 1981 Reading Festival. Returning home, they replaced guitarist Mick Cocks with Robin Riley, releasing third album Scarred For Life the following year. Tracks from this album feature heavily in the Brunswick set. Live In Brunswick is released on 3 February on CD through Golden Robot Records.
The Danse macabre the idea that Death comes for everyone regardless of status or importance has fascinated musicians for centuries. In 2011, inspired by a vast 16th c. painting by Bernt Notke in St Nicholas Church in Tallinn, the English composer Gregory Rose (b. 1948) set the mediaeval German texts which sit below each panel, turning Notkes terrifying vision into a bleak but grimly humorous ritual. The recording features the world-renowned Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. It was recorded in the very church that houses Notkes paintings and is conducted by the composer.
The Band of Heathens are a veteran group no strangers to the Americana scene. Formed since 2005, the Austin, Texas based group tends to primarily stick to a sound grounded in rock with plenty of country, blues and soul influences mixed in for good measure. In other words, they fit the Americana definition quite well.