Desert Mine Music releases new EP from garage rock trio
SEWAGE FARM - MOULD EP
THE SORRY KISSES - HANG FROM A STAR
Desert Mine releases new mini-album from The Sorry Kisses
Hang From a Star is the sixth album by UK-based alternative rock duo The Sorry Kisses. The band features Hayley Hutchinson and Sam Forrest and they recorded Hang From a Star at their own home studio, Noisebox Studios, in East Yorkshire in spring 2022.
The mini-album features eight songs dealing with elemental themes of space, oceans and mountain ranges. While Hang From a Star takes more a ‘shoegaze’ approach, the band’s trademark garage rock remain central to the sound of The Sorry Kisses.
SAM FORREST - AEROPLANE DAYS
Desert Mine is proud to announce the recent release of the latest album by Sam Forrest - Aeroplane Days.
Aeroplane Days is a 10 track album that's available for streaming via all regular digital platforms, and the album is also available as a cassette from Hidden Bay records. The album was recorded by Sam and Micah Calabrese between 2019 and 2021 from their homes in North Yorkshire and Los Angeles.
RALF KNOFLOOK Q&A
Exclusive interview with hotly-tipped Nijmegen rocker
Ralf Knoflook has been releasing some well-received EPs and singles via the Desert Mine imprint over the past couple of years. The Nijmegen-based singer-songwriter is best-known for his work with his band You Should Get To Know Us, but his solo work explores some different sonic territory.
Ralf's last release was the excellent double-single 'Stuck In My Ways / Tomorrow'. Check out the below interview that we did with Ralf and check out his music that's available at our Desert Mine shop and all good streaming sites.1. Are you the best singer-songwriter in the Netherlands?
Get to know the dynamic Dutch duo
Fans of Desert Mine will know that we released a two-track single from Lovesick Puppies in autumn 2020. There was a notable lack of promotional effort at the time due to our debauched lifestyles, so we thought that we'd catch up with Merlijn and Victor from the band. Here are the results of our in-depth interview with Lovesick Puppies.
1. Lovesick Puppies is a side-project of You Should Get To Know Us. Do you hate the other guys in the band?
NEW RELEASES 2020/21
Triple hits from Desert Mine faithful
Desert Mine has released a handful of records over the past few of months. A dual single Undone/I'm Lucky by Lovesick Puppies, a double single by Ralf Knoflook and an EP called Crooked Candle by Sam Forrest.
Lovesick Puppies are Victor and Merlijn from You Should Get To Know Us. The single sees each of Nijmegen-based songwriters taking lead vocal duties. Expect to hear more from this talented Dutch duo soon. The dual-single can be streamed at all good streaming sites or it can be downloaded from our shop.
Ralf Knoflook is another Nijmegen-based musician who's had a big impact on the Desert Mine label. His latest double single features the songs Waiting For You and Expectations.
Crooked Candle is the latest release by Sam Forrest. It's a five-track EP that Sam recorded at home in autumn 2020. The EP can be streamed from all standard sites, and it can be downloaded from Sam's Bandcamp page and our shop soon.
SAM FORREST - AFTER TOMORROW OUT NOW
After Tomorrow is the eighth solo album to be released by Sam Forrest. The ten-track record came out on Desert Mine Music on 10 July 2020.
After Tomorrow was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Forrest during the UK coronavirus lockdown between March and May 2020.
The album features ten tracks that take in influences ranging from Andy Shauf and Elliott Smith-inspired fingerpicked folk-pop, to Neil Young-esque panoramic dirges to upbeat country reminiscent of Buck Owens.
Recorded using analogue instrumentation with the exception of a Korg synthesiser bass, After Tomorrow features everything from a divan bed being used as a kick drum to a borrowed 1970s Hammond organ.
SEWAGE FARM - SONGS ABOUT NOTHING OUT NOW
Songs About Nothing is the brand new album by Sewage Farm. It was released as a limited edition compact disc and digital download on Desert Mine on 1 November 2019. The eleven track album was recorded at Greenmount Studio in Leeds over the summer of 2018, and the album artwork comes from acclaimed artist Jade Blood. Buy the album here.
Here's a video for the song Fire
COWGIRL & YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW US TOUR DIARY: BERLIN
It's the last day of the Cowgirl and You Should Get To Know Us tour of East Europe. With 2,970 km (1,845 miles) covered and a total audience size of 107 people, it's been a resounding success. So how did these kick-ass rock'n'roll bands decide how to end such a climactic tour? With a kick-ass rock'n'roll show in Berlin. Keep reading to see what happened.
COWGIRL & YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW US TOUR DIARY: KRAKOW
Now that Cowgirl and You Should Get To Know Us have successfully travelled from Hungary to Poland, the bands face their toughest test yet - a very important rock show in Krakow. Keep reading to see whether the Desert Mine signings can succeed and take their careers to the next level.
COWGIRL & YSGTKU TOUR DIARY: BUDAPEST TO KRAKOW
After rocking Budapest, being consumed by parasites, spending some quality time, causing outrage in Prague and satisfying Dresden, You Should Get To Know Us and Cowgirl turned their attention northwards. Find out what happened on day six of the bands' summer tour by reading the latest instalment of their tour diary.
COWGIRL & YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW US TOUR DIARY: BUDAPEST
The Cowgirl and You Should Get To Know Us summer tour is now past the halfway point. Both bands are now experienced and well-oiled road machines. Check out their latest tour diary to see how to make 21st century touring a massive success.
COWGIRL & YSGTKU TOUR DIARY: PRAGUE TO BUDAPEST
Going on tour means that bands have to travel huge distances to entertain their loyal fanbases. So far, both Cowgirl and You Should Get To Know us have managed to rock Dresden, destroy Prague and had a nice time. Find out how they got to their next destination in their exciting tour diary below.
COWGIRL & YSGTKU: TOUR DIARY - PRAGUE (DAY OFF)
After their massive success in Dresden and controversy in Prague, Cowgirl and You Should Get To Know Us earned themselves a well-deserved day-off. But how do the Desert Mine signings relax and unwind after such epic performances? Find out in the exclusive tour diary below.
COWGIRL & YSGTKU: TOUR DIARY - PRAGUE
Yesterday we revealed what Cowgirl and YSGTKU got up to in Dresden. Keep reading to see how these Desert Mine signings got on when they made their first ever visit to Prague.
COWGIRL & YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW US: TOUR DIARY - DRESDEN
We asked the bands to keep us updated with the latest road gossip by writing a tour diary. Check out the latest Cowgirl single and the critically acclaimed You Should Get To Know Us album and see what happened on the road.
THE SORRY KISSES - PLAY IT COOL VIDEO
Play It Cool is the brand new video from The Sorry Kisses. The video was filmed by One&OtherCreative and it was shot with the loan of a vintage Citroen sports car in the countryside of North Yorkshire. The song is taken from the Sorry Kisses' fifth album, Life's An Illusion that's available to buy from the Desert Mine shop.
SORRY KISSES - LIFE'S AN ILLUSION OUT NOW
The Sorry Kisses' fifth album - Life's An Illusion is out now. The ten-track album is available to buy as a compact disc or as a digital download. Life's An Illusion will also be available from all streaming sites.
Check out this album review from the Here Comes The Flood weblog, and watch the band's new video for It's A Killer.
SORRY KISSES - LIFE'S AN ILLUSION PREORDER
The Sorry Kisses' brand new album - Life's An Illusion - is now available to preorder from the Desert Mine shop. The album will be released on June 28 2019, and it is available as a strictly limited edition CD and digital download. Life's an Illusion will also be streamable at Spotify, iTunes etc. Check out the brand new video for the album's opening song, City Rhythm.
Life's An Illusion was mixed by The Sorry Kisses with the assistance of Josiah Mazzaschi (Built To Spill, Rilo Kiley), and was recorded at The Cave Studio in Los Angeles, as well as the band's home studio in North Yorkshire, UK.
SORRY KISSES - LIFE'S AN ILLUSION ALBUM TRAILER
Life's An Illusion will be the fifth album from The Sorry Kisses. The UK/LA based band have been working on the record for five years, and it will be finally available as CD/DD from the Desert Mine shop in June 2019. The Sorry Kisses showcased the video for the title track from the album last year, and you can check out a teaser trailer for the Life's An Illusion album right here.