Eastwood Artists Roundup: July 2019
July has been another busy month for several Eastwood Artists. We take a look at what some of them have been busy with in the past month.
Here's a selection of news, pics and videos from Eastwood Artists who've been rocking our guitars in July.
Los Bitchos rock Latitude and Valkhof Festivals
Self-described as "5 gals from the underground realms of London, tripping out on tequila and Cumbia vibes", Los Bitchos have been captivating audiences in the UK with their mostly-instrumental music, and they have recently started to play Eastwood guitars:
Their guitarists use an Ichiban K2-L and an Eastwood Gemini (now discontinued). Great choices, which they've used in top festivals in the past month - Latitude (England) and Valkhof (Netherlands). They'll be touring more around Europe in the next few months and are certainly worth watching.
James Hunter: on tour with the Stray Cats
James Hunter is a cool cat. Well, anyone who choses to play an Airline MAP DLX usually is, after all! But if we needed more proof: he's just announced new tour dates starting 31st July and taking him into August - with several dates supporting The Stray Cats and also the Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot. Well done!
For full tour dates, visit the official James Hunter website.
The Racing Pulses' Moonsaults
The Racing Pulses have been filling festival grounds and venues since 2012 with their catchy yet intelligent rock music. Released in 2017, the band’s debut album Nothing to Write Home About charted swiftly in the United States, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #43 on the Independent albums chart.
Their new music video for the song 'Intricate' was released last week, and features a rare sighting of our Custom Shop Moonsault guitar.
The Strokes new album... with Rivolta?
It's (almost) official - The Strokes are set to come back with a new album, soon. Though no news have been announced by the band, Marsha Vlasic, the president of booking agents Artist Group International confirmed this in an interview with Music Business Worldwide, stating that The Strokes have been working on new music. In the statement, Vlasic said:
"The Strokes are coming with new music,” Vlasic said. “We had a heartbreak [June 2nd] in New York when they were headlining Governors Ball, the weather destroyed our show and we never played, but having them back on the live music scene is exciting.”
Earlier this year the band debuted new track The Adults are Talking at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, and are set to play several festival dates this Summer.
Guitarist Nick Valensi was photographed last year in the studio, with his Riviolta Combinata VII. This photo was posted on the Instagram of his side project, CRX, but we can't help wondering... did he also use it on The Strokes new album? We were told the Combinata was his favourite new guitar, so it's a strong possibility!
Cate Le Bon is nominated for the Mercury Prize Awards
Singer/songwriter/producer Cate Le Bon received a nomination for the Album Of The Year at the Mercury Prize Awards.
Her album 'Reward' was released just last May, and she's received the nomination earlier this month.
Le Bon was the first artist to ever try the new Warren Ellis Bass Guitar... when still just a prototype last year.
At the beginning of this month, Cate Le Bon played a very exclusive, free gig at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, which was attended by a veritable who's who of the music scene and Hollywood. No doubt, we'll have much more to hear about Cate Le Bon in the future.
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