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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
This month’s featured artist is a collaboration project between Scottish singer/songwriter King Creosote and electronic music producer Jon Hopkins. Their first album together, titled ‘Diamond Mine’ was released on Domino Records in March 2011, and it’s since gone on to receive critical acclaim, including a nomination for the Mercury prize. The duo recently released a vinyl/download EP titled ‘Honest Words’, and they will be touring the UK at the end of the month and into February. They will also be releasing a single for ‘John Taylor’s Month Away’, which will be available on 7″ vinyl and digital download on February 5th, 2012. You can watch the music videos for ‘Bubble’ and ‘Bats in the Attic (Unravelled)’ on YouTube here.
Steven Wilson named ‘Diamond Mine’ as his favourite album of 2011 in a list he posted on SWHQ last month.
We wish you a Merry Christmas from all of us here at StarsDie.com! Thanks to all for supporting us, we all really appreciate it. 2012 will bring enhanced features and content to StarsDie.com. News on the site will remain consistent and concise, and there will be accompanying reviews, interviews and video features for every major release next year (Storm Corrosion, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree…? etc). Launching soon is the StarsDie.com YouTube Channel, which will contain every original video produced so far, and will work as our main video hosting solution on the site. A lyrics database will also be added, and it will have a similar look and feel to the recently updated albums database.
We’ve got many more features and updates planned for the site, but we’ll announce those later on down the line. Also, here’s a photo of Rob with his Christmas presents – ‘The Sky Moves Sideways’ 2CD edition and ‘Coma Divine – Recorded Live in Rome’, which you can buy yourself from Burning Shed here.
Thanks again for all your support – StarsDie.com Admin Team
We’ve just rolled out an exciting new update on StarsDie.com! StarsDie.com now has a separate page for each studio album released by Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree and Blackfield. To access these pages, click on the ‘Albums’ button in the navigation bar. When you get there, click on an album, and it will take you to a page containing photos and information relevant to that album. Each album page also has a review section, where you can submit your own review, with a 5-star rating system in place. You don’t need a StarsDie.com account to post reviews, you just have to fill in the form, choose your rating, write your review and click submit! It’s as easy as that. Soon, we will be adding album pages for No-Man and possibly Bass Communion, with all the same functionality that the current pages already have. Album pages will be created on the site when something new comes out! A page for Storm Corrosion and Porcupine Tree’s next studio album will be created when we have enough information to fill the page with.
So, if you’ve got something to say about one of the many Porcupine Tree related releases, do let us all know by leaving a review on one of the pages!
We’d like to say thanks to all of you for supporting StarsDie.com. Your support allows us to keep doing this kind of content, which is fantastic.
Rob, Doug and Miles (StarsDie.com Admin Team)
You may have noticed that recently, I’ve launched two new fansite’s for two different bands, those being Kscope signed Anathema and Norwegian progressive rock band Airbag. Both websites feature the same design as StarsDie.com, but with specific content relevant to each band. Much like StarsDie.com, both sites offer a community forum, a weekly poll, and a consistently updated news feed. The reason that I’ve made websites for these bands is quite clear – both bands need more exposure, and they don’t currently have fansite’s online that offer the same features that StarsDie.com has offered Porcupine Tree fans for the past year.
I’ve been working with the management of both Anathema and Airbag in order to ensure that the sites deliver the best content relevant to the bands and their music, and because of this, I am able to offer a special contest to celebrate the launch of the Airbag fansite, ArgonExplosion.com. If you enter, you could win a signed copy of the band’s latest album ‘All Rights Removed’ which was released last month. We recently recommended the band in one of our ‘featured artist’ articles, mainly because of their Porcupine Tree/Pink Floyd inspired sound. Enter the contest over on ArgonExplosion.com here.
The Anathema fansite, ShadowsDance.com, was launched on November 5th, and it’s the place to go if you want the most in-depth news surrounding the band’s current projects and releases. You can join the ShadowsDance.com Forum, which works in the exact same way as the StarsDie.com Forum, here. The ArgonExplosion.com Forum isn’t complete yet, but it will be finished by the end of this week, and it will offer all the same features that you’ve come to expect from StarsDie.com’s equivalent.
We featured Anathema in our recommendations earlier this year, and I’ve been promoting the band on this site along with other Kscope artists through the use of ads on the sidebar. The band released their latest album, ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ last year, and it received worldwide critical acclaim, earning Classic Rock Magazine’s album of the year. The name ‘Shadows Dance’ for the Anathema fansite comes from the band’s ‘Where Shadows Dance’ song, first released on the band’s debut album ‘Serenades’. The name ‘Argon Explosion’ comes from the process that happens inside an airbag before it is set off.
Here is the second episode of the StarsDie.com Podcast! In this episode, Doug and I discuss Steven Wilson’s ongoing tour, and our plans to attend his show this evening in London. We also talk about Gavin Harrison’s drum session tour in Canada, Porcupine Tree’s next album and the brand new Steven Wilson fan app released by Swarm Intelligence for iOS. You can either stream or download this episode by using the SoundCloud player below. I’m working on getting an RSS and iTunes feed, but that probably won’t be introduced until the next episode goes online, which should be in a couple of weeks time. Enjoy!
StarsDie.com Podcast – Episode 2 – 31/10/11 by StarsDie.com