Ink19 reviews the most recent Hell On Wheels album "The odd church": http://www.ink19.com/issues/january2007/musicReviews/musicH/hellOnWheels.html
Artist: Hell on Wheels
Some new Hell On Wheels dates:
01/11 - Apparatet, Kobenhavn (DK)
01/12 - 1000FRYD, Aalborg (DK) w/The Kissaway Trail
01/13 - Fabrikken, Aarhus (DK) w/Shout Wellington Airforce
01/21 - Ziegel oh lac, Zurich (CH)
01/22 - Alte Mälzerei, Regensburg (GER)
01/23 - B72, Vienna (AUS)
01/24 - SC Teatar & TD, Zagreb (CRO)
01/25 - Weekender Club, Innsbruck (AUS)
01/26 - Q Bar Berg/Drau (AUS)
01/27 - Berghammer, Sigharting (AUS)
Jens Lekman, El Perro Del Mar and Hell On Wheels in Brazil:
12/11 - Era Só O Que Faltava, Curitiba
12/13 - Studio SP, São Paulo
12/14 - Teatro Odisséia (Algumas Pessoas Festival), Rio de Janeiro
Ashi Ali is another promising, beguiling talent for pop panache and at time captivating compositions built on piano. Judge Miss Ali on one song: "To bed" and she will own you. It could have been written by Damian Rice but, while the musical base is not a million miles away from The Tiny, it might be the crescendos? Indeed, Ali has a similarity in tone to Asa of Hell on Wheels and "Fire, fire" is surely the long lost First Floor Power epitaph? "These months" offers darting and swirling epic psyche. "Are you here soon" is a delicate little waltz meets country number, "Warm fronts" comes out of Portishead territory, "Somewhere else" could've been a Cardigans album classic. All impressive comparisons - it is a bit fraught at times, but musically deft - so when Ali decides her fuller path, she will be [even more] genius, because here are 11 smoldering teasers, and not a jot to hamper the Ali's credibility.
- Jason Christie
Hell On Wheels, Jens Lekman and El Perro Del Mar will be heading to Brazil together in December. Dates soon.
The video for the latest Hell On Wheels single "Come on" is now online: http://www.myspace.com/hellonwheelss
Pitchfork reviews Hell on Wheels: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/38401/Hell_on_Wheels_The_Odd_Church
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Tim Sendra highlights Swedish acts I'm From Barcelona, Hell On Wheels and Peter Bjorn and John in the latest AMG Editor's Picks column: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=61::68DP
AMG gives high praise to Hell On Wheels: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:e8ge4j178wai
The Kirsten's Postcard netlabel has posted a new comp release of Belle & Sebastian covers: http://www.kirstenspostcard.com/releases.htm
Why am I posting about it here? Well, because some of the contributors include Swedish indie acts such as Hell On Wheels, Billie the Vision and the Dancers and Mixtapes and Cellmates.
Congrats to Thomas Denver Jonsson for winning himself a copy of Hell On Wheels' latest album "The odd church". Yes, even popular and respected musicians can enter and win on It's a trap! After all, they are all still just people like you and me: broke and in need of new music. Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll try to give away a few more CDs this summer.
One more day to enter the Hell On Wheels CD giveaway! Click the banner on the right! The winner will be announced tomorrow.