Tangled Eye song used in Six (History Channel)

We have a new sync placement for one of the songs from our catalogue.

Nilas by Tangled Eye was used in last night’s episode (#5, season 2) of Six; a History Channel TV series that chronicles the operations and daily lives from members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six.

The song was released on an album called DREAM WALL (Black and Tan Records / 2014) and it is already the second song from this album that has been used by a US tv series.

review David Philips by Bluesmagazine.nl

David Philips is een singer-songwriter, sessie-gitarist en producer uit de U.K. Zijn debuutalbum ‘Heal Yourself Alone’ in 2010 was net na de release ‘Album Of The Week’ bij BBC Radio. Na een korte tour door Nederland en België tekende hij bij het Nederlandse label Black and Tan Records die tot nu toe de albums voor hem uitbrengt. Dit is alweer het zevende album van David Philips (en het zesde op het Black & Tan Label) en is opnieuw een volkomen eigen werk: van april 2017 tot april dit jaar schreef hij de teksten en de songs, verzorgde zelf de opnames, de productie, mix en mastering en het art-work. Alles is van zijn hand en komt uit zijn eigen studio. Ook speelt hij alle instrumenten zelf. Vergeleken met zijn album ‘Winter’ van vorig jaar is dit album meer funky en jazzy en komt het energieker en zomers over, hoewel de folky songs samen met de blues ook niet ontbreken, maar verhalend zijn ze allen. Behalve dan het magistrale instrumentale nummer Red on Yellow waarin zijn Spaanse thuisbasis (Barcelona) goed te horen is en waar hij laat horen een zeer goede gitarist te zijn. Verder komen op het album drie demo nummers aan bod die in een akoestische setting te horen zijn. Heel boeiend om te horen dat de sfeer anders is op de demo als op het uiteindelijke resultaat. Ook heeft hij twee nummers toegevoegd die op eerdere albums stonden, maar dan nu in een nieuw jasje gestoken: Mountain To Climb 2018 en When I’m Drunk 2018 die beiden eerder verschenen op ‘David Philips on Black and Tan vol. 2 en vol. 3’. Beslist geen geval van ‘opvullen’, daar zijn de uitvoeringen te verschillend voor; integendeel, het is heel boeiend en interessant deze verschillende versies te horen. David Philips laat met dit album weer duidelijk blijken dat hij een zeer veelzijdige en talentvolle muzikant is. De productie, mix en mastering zijn mooi en helder, zijn teksten vol gevoel en getemperde emotie en last-but-not-least is zijn art-work indrukwekkend. Een muzikale aanrader voor deze zomer!

review David Philips – Get Along

His vocals are smooth and silky while his accompaniment is simple and pure.  This album is a treasure trove, with eight new songs, three acoustic demos and two remastered songs from his vast catalog.  Regardless of whether the track is full band or acoustic demo, it is Philips’ voice that shines through.  This album provides the perfect soundtrack for your down time, and will provide you with a plethora of repeat-worthy song.  The smooth jazz and bluesy feel of “Another Day,” “My Gravity,” and “Nowhere” and the amazing instrumental “Red on Yellow” alone are worth the price of the CD.

Recommendation:  Make a wise investment and Get this one today!

review new single ElectroBluesSociety on BluesMagazine.nl

Dat de blues tegenwoordig ook, deels, via elektronische wijze tot je kan komen wordt hier bewezen door het Hollandse duo ElectroBluesSociety. Bestaand uit de ervaren blues rotten Jasper Mortier (drums, bas), die o.a. speelde bij Preston Shannon, Melvin Taylor en Monti Amundsen, en Jan Mittendorp (gitaar, electronica), die speelde bij o.a. Boo Boo Davis, Percy Strother en Roscoe Chenier. Op deze digitale single wordt het duo bijgestaan door Cuban Heels zanger Jan Hidding. De elektronica vind je in dit nummer voornamelijk terug in samples en elektro ritmes. Het nummer opent met de lome bas van Jasper Mortier met gesampelde (?) keyboards en zacht bonkend elektroritme. De galmende zang van Jan Hidding is  daarna door het nummer heen te vinden in gesampelde vorm. Het nummer ontwikkelt zich langzaam tot een loom funky bluesnummer waarin de broeierige gitaar voor een haast swamprock gevoel zorgt. Een nummer met een hypnotiserend geluid dat zeker naar meer doet smaken. Deze digitale single is een fraai voorbeeld van een samenwerking tussen de blues en elektronica. Met een heel apart en pakkend resultaat als gevolg. Hopelijk volgt er binnenkort een volledig album en ik ben ook benieuwd of we dit duo ook ooit live als een complete band te zien gaan krijgen.

review David Philips in SomethingElseReviews

As singer-songwriters go, the thing that makes David Philips stand out whether he’s making an acoustic-based bare-bones record or a more fully produced affair is that he’s got a lot of soul. It’s there in his voice and present in his melodies. Just as 2017’s Winter titled toward his rock side, Get Along, his latest from Black And Tan Records, makes that soul more overt. Philips has never been afraid to put out his rougher recordings, he embraces it and it’s really to our benefit because there’s nothing to hide and nothing critical is missing from the demos. This time — and he’s done this with a song actually called “This Time” — he’s putting his rough-hewn product side-by-side with his (relatively) polished handiwork, which in either case all the chores are handled by him, and it’s hard to tell which version is better. The demo version of “My Gravity” is full of funky spirit with Philips accompanied himself only with an acoustic guitar. That was placed immediately following the fully developed version of the same song, which has its own charms but the raw version remains just as satisfying. The blues “Nowhere” (video below) is also paired with its demo version but it’s the stripped down take that’s more energetic and played in a higher key, altered to the point that you could be forgiven for thinking it’s an entirely different song. Philips uncorks some nasty blues harp in the middle of it, too; there might not be much musically he can’t do like a boss. Folk-soul, head-nodding, finger tapping rhythm and blues in an down-home wrapper is what make full band tracks such as “Another Day,” “Trim” and remakes of his own tunes “Mountain To Climb” and “When I’m Drunk” so irresistible. As a bonus, Philips’ jazz background makes a rare overt appearance on the instrumental fusion-ish number “Red On Yellow.” One thing that isn’t rare at all about a Philips record is that it’s all done by himself, from the composing to the playing and singing, to the production, engineering and mastering. But DIY isn’t for everybody, only for those who can do it all and do it all right. Philips is clearly that guy, and now we know that even when he does something by himself two different ways, both ways are the ‘right’ way. Get Along is available now digitally and available in CD form in September 2018 for those who also want more of Philips’ avian art to enjoy.

new release David Philips

today we released:

B&T 044 – David Philips – Get Along

David Philips continues with his D.I.Y. approach for this his 7th album to date and his 6th on Black And Tan Records. Infusing Blues, Soul and Americana, he plays all the instruments on the record and also produced and recorded the album himself, as well as providing the hand drawn artwork. “Get Along” has a more upbeat and positive slant in terms of the songwriting compared to previous releases and although a full band sound is featured on most tracks, Philips still manages to keep things raw, organic and centered around his voice and acoustic guitar playing. With 8 new songs, 2 reworkings of old Philips classics and 3 acoustic demo bonus tracks, “Get Along” is the culmination of a lifetime of music making and music appreciation, showing how Philips continues to mature as both a performer, songwriter and producer.

This new record will be released digital now and later this year (September) we will follow with a physical release containing some more bird artwork from David.

Here are the links to the new release at a few popular platforms:

new single ElectroBluesSociety

Today we released a new single:

B&T 968 – I Don’t Want – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

In December 2017 Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding did a recording session with ElectroBluesSociety and here is the second track from that session. This time an original and new song.

The track is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

Boo Boo Davis european tour dates April 2018

here is a list of European shows from Boo Boo Davis in April 2018

April 5, Copenhagen (DK), Tranque Bar
April 6, Follenslev DK, Kulturhus Gimle
April 7, Kleve (D), Klangfabrik
April 8, Heerlen (NL), Cultuurhuis
April 11, Bergen (NL), IEP
April 13, Berlin (D), die Kiste
April 14, Friedrichsrode (D), Kunsthof
April 15, Arnstadt (D), Rockjungfer
April 16, Dillingen (D), Lokschuppen
April 18, Schaffhausen, Dolder2 @ Fasskeller
April 19, Olten (CH), Galicia
April 20, Nyon (CH), Bar de la Ferme
April 22, Assendelft (NL), Tapperij de Verwachting
April 24, Koblenz (D), Cafe Hahn

review for ElectroBluesSociety from the UK

ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – Rosie (Black & Tan B&T 967)

Jan Hidding is singer with the long-standing Europe an garage blues group The Cuban Heels, here teamed up with the Dutch Black & Tan’s label’s house band (Jasper Mortier on drums and bass and label boss Jan Mittendorp on guitars and effects) for a modern recording of “Rosie”, the prison song recorded by Alan Lomax. The results are nicely gritty, rootsy dance music; but don’t let that last phrase put you off, there’s definitely more than a trace of UK 60s R’n’B. Very interesting indeed…

new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

B&T 967 – Rosie- ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

In December 2017 Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding did a recording session with ElectroBluesSociety and here is the first track from that session. A brand new version from one of the famous Lomax recordings.

We released the track digital only and it is available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones.