Archive for February, 2009

Daniel Krauss

February 28, 2009


Dear friends and family,

On Wednesday afternoon we received the shocking and sad news that Daniel Krauss, guitarist and driving force of Admiral Angry passed away. Daniel had been battling with Cystic Fibrosis for most of his life and was taken ill last week with with flu/cold like symptoms – according to what we’ve been told, after a failed surgery he was pronounced brain dead on Tuesday and later passed away on Wednesday afternoon. He was 22 years old.

This loss has come as a complete shock to all of us and has been especially painful to those who knew Daniel best. Our thoughts and prayers go to all his friends and family at this difficult time.

Those of us who knew Daniel, even on brief encounters, will remember him as an extremely talented and creative soul, full of positive energy and passion for pushing the boundaries of music and art. In his limited life, Daniel managed to accomplish more than most folks could dream of and his art/music continues to reach and influence people around the world. Daniel’s raw, honest and bold style was an absolute breath of fresh air and amongst his collection of work lies an unforgettable drawing he did for the album cover of his good friends Black Sheep Wall.


Although he struggled with illness throughout his life, Daniel worked hard to never let it get in the way of his creativity and his passion. His departure from us is a huge loss not just to his friends and family, but to the creative community as a whole and we can only hope to take example from his many strengths and apply them to our own lives.


If you wish to share your comments and or thoughts, you can reach Daniel’s friends and family through the Admiral Angry myspace page – Daniel’s Myspace page or email us back.

I hope we can take a page from Daniel’s book and like him, work hard to reach our goals and make the most of every moment we have.


Peace and love.




SONAA EP Pre-orders now up!

February 23, 2009
Howdy folks!

Just a quick reminder that Sons of Noel and Adrian will release their new limited edition EP through Shelsmusic in a few weeks – Pre-orders went up just a few hours ago! These won’t be made again so if you’d like a copy, make sure you pre-order one before they disappear!!

Currently on tour with Mumford and Sons, SONAA’s new single “The Wreck Is Not A Boat” has been playing on Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music recently. The EP features the single along with 3 new tracks.

The hand-made/numbered EP’s will be available exclusively at Sons shows, online at and for download from iTunes!

You can catch SONAA on tour as they celebrate the official world-wide release of their debut Album on April 20:

Jan 19 – Supporting David Grubbs @ The Albert, BRIGHTON
Feb 16 – Cellars supporting Mumford and Sons, PORTSMOUTH
Feb 18 – Moles Club supporting Mumford and Sons, BATH
Feb 19 – Little Civic supporting Mumford and Sons, WOLVERHAMPTON
Feb 21 – The Swan supporting Mumford and Sons, IPSWICH
Feb 22 – Portland supporting Mumford and Sons, CAMBRIDGE
Feb 25 – Bardens Boudoir with The Leisure Society, LONDON
Mar 4 – Kick the Plug night @ The Wilmington Arms, LONDON
Mar 7 – Resonance FM session, 104.4FM & ONLINE
Apr 7 – Ronnie Scotts, LONDON
Apr 15 – Scheune, DRESDEN, GERMANY
Apr 16 – Cafe Steinbruch, DUISBERG, GERMANY
Apr 18 – Burning Eagle Festival, REUTLINGEN, GERMANY
Apr 19 – Conne Island, LEIPZIG, GERMANY
Apr 22 – Orange Street Music Club, CANTERBURY
Apr 23 – Indoor Picnic @ The Wilmington Arms with Laish, LONDON
Apr 24 – Red Deer Club @ Klondyke Bowling Club, MANCHESTER
Apr 25 – The Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Apr 26 – The End with Cath and Phil Tyler, NEWCASTLE
Apr 27 – Buffalo Bar, CARDIFF
Apr 28 – The Mothers Ruin with Kopek, BRISTOL
Apr 29 – Miss Peapod’s, FALMOUTH
Apr 30 – The Railway, WINCHESTER
May 2 – Pavilion Theatre with Kopek, BRIGHTON

Visit SONAA’s mypspace page for more info:


lots of love!

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Sons Rob Da Bank!

February 16, 2009

Sons of Noel and Adrian’s new single “The Wreck Is Not A Boat”  was played on Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 show last night! There’s a copy of the playlist below!

Sons… kicked off their tour with Mumford and Sons today… hope you can make it to one of the shows!!


Monday 16th February 2009

Chew Lips – ‘Solo’ (Kitsune)
Groove Armada – ‘Pull Up (Crank It Up) (Diplo Remix)’ (B-Live)
The Whitest Boy Alive – ‘Courage’ (Bubbles)
Modeselektor – ‘Sickerpin (Feadz Mix)’ (B Pitch)

Buraka Som Sistema In Session
‘Sound of Kuduro’

Sons of Noel and Adrian – ‘The Wreck Is Not A Boat’ (Shelmusic)
Micachu & The Shapes – ‘Lips’ (Rough Trade)
Lenzman – ‘Mesmerized’ (White Label)

Seasick Steve chats to Rob da Bank
Seasick Steve – ‘Thunderbird’ (Warner)

Clark – ‘Growls Garden’ (Warp)
Thunderheist – ‘Sweet 16’ (Big Dada)
Miss Kitten & The Hacker – ‘PPPO’ (Nobody’s Bizzness)
thecocknbullkid -‘I’m Not Sorry’ (Moshi Moshi)

Empire Of The Sun – ‘We Are The People’ (Virgin)

Book at Bedtime read by Kianna from Tilly and The Wall
reading from Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and The Sea’
Tilly & The Wall – ‘Pot Kettle Black’ (Moshi Moshi)

Beezy – ‘Day In The Life’ (White Label)
Delphic – ‘Counterpoint’ (Columbia)
BLK JKS – ‘Lakeside’ (Secretly Canadian)

Buraka Som Sistema In Session
‘Aqui Para Voces’

The Cordelier Club – ‘Stolen Lovers’ (White Label)

The Early Morning Dub Appreciation Society
Peter Tosh – ‘Burial’ (EMI)
Magnetic Man – ‘The Cyberman’ (Magnetic)

DJ Richie Don & DJ Rm vs Kid Cudi – ‘Day N Nite (Dubstep Mash Up)’ (White Label)
Joker – ‘Digidesign’ (Hyperdub)
Flashguns – ‘Bells At Midnight’ (demo)
Passion Pit – ‘Smile Upon Me’ (Columbia)

Robby’s Rave Up
St Etienne – ‘Join Our Club’ (Heavenly)

Air France – ‘No Excuses’ (Something In Construction)
David Bowie – ‘Rebel Rebel (Soulwax re-edit)’ (White Label)

Admiral Angry Joins *Shelsmusic!

February 14, 2009

Just a quick Valentines day note to announce a special new addition to the ever growing *shels family music’son.

Please join us in welcoming the filthy five-piece Los Angeles doom crew Admiral Angry.

Here’s what’s happened… John Conner has been taken hostage – he spilled his guts and now T1000’s are on their way to raid your house while blasting Admiral Angry over the loud speakers and banging their heads!

Sharing members with label mates Black Sheep Wall, Admiral Angry is the tortured zombie that you killed 5 times already, but won’t go down – it’s the blistering raw energy of early Will Haven, the aural savagery of Rabies Caste (who? look ’em up!) and the broken orchestrations of Meshuggah – the buildings are tumbling down during the air strike… the ground beneath your feet is crumbling away – everything is broken and twisted – Obama has run home to his mommy.

Having shared stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Intronaut, Dead to Fall, A Life Once Lost, Animosity and others… Admiral are now preparing to unleash their debut album through Shelsmusic.

Stay tuned, bang your heads… try not to wet your beds, and have a lovely Friday the 13th!


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