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Daphne Guinness (Tony Visconti) New Video

Daphne Guinness has released the new video for ‘But I’m Not’, lifted from her latest album, Daphne & The Golden Chord, produced by Tony Visconti and now available on CD & vinyl formats via Agent Anonyme/Absolute. Filmed in Paris, the black & white clip for ‘But I’m Not’ reflects the track’s ye-ye informed brush-off, alongside performance footage which captures Daphne with longtime David Bowie collaborator Visconti and her own band, which also features co-writer Malcolm Doherty and Terry Miles (both of Go-Kart Mozart), alongside Gary Liedeman (Thin Lizzy).

Speaking about ‘But I’m Not’ - across which her lyrics flit between French & English - Guinness says; “It turns out you can rhyme a French line with an English line, which I wanted to do because I love a lot of French music, although most English songs are based on iambic pentameter, so it isn’t easy. The track came out fully formed - it came from a place a deep pain for me. I wrote it when very angry with someone, and still am - but it sounds rather nice, like Françoise Hardy.”

Daphne & The Golden Chord was released digitally earlier this year, alongside the premiere at the London BFI IMAX of music videos created for the album by Nick Knight and The Fashtons (Aluna George, Maya Jane Coles, Django Django). Visconti also worked on Guinness’ debut album, 2016’s critically acclaimed, Optimist in Black, having been introduced by David Bowie. Bowie was so impressed with her music that he recommended her to his long-time producer, and another chapter of Daphne’s life began.

The new album captures Guinness’ songwriting brought to life by a new band including Doherty, Miles and Liedeman, alongside Generation X’s James Stevenson and Andy Mackay of Roxy Music. “I can’t sing a single word I don’t believe in,” says Guinness. “It’s the closest thing I can get to a memoir without making people I know very cross indeed. It’s all there: love, hate, nervous breakdowns.”




Amorphis And Soilwork London Co-Headline Show

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers, Amorphis, released their enormously successful new album, Queen Of Time, on May 18 through Nuclear Blast. To present their new hymns live on stage, the band is pleased to announce that they will join forces with visionary Swedish metallers, Soilwork for a European co-headline run in early 2019. The band is currently working hard on the follow-up to 2015's hit album, The Ride Majestic. The trek will mark Soilwork 's first tour in support of their new record. As if this package wasn't great enough, these headliners will be supported by Ukrainian modern metal outfit, Jinjer, plus German melodic death/doom metallers, Nailed To Obscurity, who are working on their Nuclear Blast debut.

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen commented, "We can't wait to hit the European roads and take the Amorphis live production to the next level with the Queen Of Time tour. We are really happy to bring the mighty Soilwork, Jinjer and Nailed To Obscurity to this tour as well. Get your tickets now, it's gonna be a blast from the past!"

Added Soilwork vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid, "We are very excited about touring with Amorphis, as the first tour for our upcoming album. Amorphis have been my favorite Finnish band since I was a teenager, when Tales From The Thousand Lakes was my daily soundtrack. Both of the bands' unique take on metal, will create an epic cocktail, as we roll through Europe on tour together. It's about time, I can't wait!"

Jinjer stated "We are absolutely thrilled and honored to tour alongside two metal giants such as Amorphis and Soilwork, it's almost too good to be true! We'll be bringing our A-game and playing some new material as well. Europe, get ready because 2019 is going to get loud!"

Nailed To Obscurity guitarist Jan-Ole Lamberti said, "We can't wait to get back on the road again and we are very excited to be a part of this killer tour package. We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces at cities and venues that we've already played in the past, but also to meeting lots of new people at places and even countries we haven't been to yet. This is going to be great!"



04.02. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall




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