Sunday, 10 October 2010

BBC Iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bcpkf/BBC_Introducing_in_Oxford_09_10_2010/

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Buried in Smoke Presents Night Setlist

1/Los Siete
2/This Junkyard
3/Temple Of The Wasp
4/Misfortunate Woman
5/Hunter S T
6/Bad Wisdom
7/Burning Heart

Dumbfest Setlist

1/Los Siete
2/Nightbus
3/Temple Of The Wasp
4/This Junkyard
5/Misfortunate Woman
6/Hunter S T
7/E.J.M
8/Bad Wisdom
9/Burning Heart

Saturday, 4 September 2010

New Review from Metalteam.UK

Artist: Domes of Silence
Title: Hunter ST
Type: 3 track single
Label: Silver Bhudda Recordings

It’s a novelty to be given something as short as less then 14 minutes to review, and in the case of this 3 track CD from Oxford’s own stoners in residence Domes of Silence, an unexpected pleasure. The lead track is ‘Hunter S T’, as evinced by the excellent cartoon of the gonzo king himself on the CD, complete with iconic cigarette holder, hat and glasses. As befits the man himself, the track is a fuzz heavy psychedelic trip of a song, the drone and distortion being an excellent aural accompaniment to lava lamps and chemical relaxation, not of course that this review site would ever advocate such a thing.

‘EJM’ follows, upping the psychedilia index with heavy, low, repetitive bass and drums, layered with looping guitars. On top of this, vocalist Sean Parkin contributes Jim Morrison-esque lyrics with an added punk snarl. This taster for the band’s upcoming album rounds of with ‘Nightbus’, a simple, unpretentious number that sounds like it was inspired by the garage rock sounds of the likes of MC5 or The Stooges.

There really is a lot to like in ‘Hunter ST’, and if the album it precedes comes up to the same standard, it could well be a stoner classic.

http://www.myspace.com/domesofsilence
http://www.domesofsilence.com

Spenny Bullen

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A New Review from Chybuccasounds.com

Domes Of Silence – Temple Of The Wasp [Single]

‘Temple Of The Wasp’ is a short blast of hostile desert rock grooves, from the Oxford based band.

The singles title track with its driving bass and fuzzed out guitars, incorporates the best bits of Raw Power-era Stooges with a ferocious blend of heavy metal.

Sean Parkin’s vocal croon adds to the garage rock groove, and are very reminiscent of the daredevil vocals of Iggy Pop.

‘Bad Wisdom’, the second track on this release is a four minute blast of early pounding Queens Of The Stone Age distorted rock, backed by Fu Manchu’s energetic rhythm section. The track has its roots firmly planted in California’s Palm Desert.

Parkin’s passionate and now, instantly recognisable self-assured vocals, sprawl across the desert with self-vigour and commendable attitude: “I live with what I lust, I live with what I trust.”

Domes of Silence are an impressive ensemble, whose garage rock juggernaut is set to burn a hole through the deserts barren landscape.

http://www.myspace.com/domesofsilence

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A New Review from Doommantia !

I hate to say this but I think Domes Of Silence from the UK are one of the last great Stoner Rock/Metal bands, the genre has become very watered down and confused since the glory days of the early Kyuss and Fu Manchu albums. I mean what is Stoner Rock these days?, you tell me. Domes Of Silence have never recorded anything below a very good high standard, the band is very skilled musicians and they have always had a knack of producing great fuzzy rock that is also very infectious and that is what made the original Stoner/Desert Rock bands so great and so influential. This is their new 3 track EP titled "Hunter ST" which which is named after and about the author Hunter S. Thompson. "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is one of my favorite books of all time so I automatically was intrigued by this release. The line-up of Sean Parkin (vocals), Charles Lane (bass), Alex Lane (drums)and guitarist's Carl Bickey and Richard Aitken play a fuzz out, slightly punky stripped down hard rock similar I guess you could say to Truckfighters and early Fu Manchu.

The title track and the first tune up is about as infectious as you can get within the genre these days, along with the great groove and hooks you also get the vocals of Sean Parkin which have a instant commercial appeal. Not that this is top 40 material but if the musical world wasn't so screwed up this could be a radio hit. Second track titled "EJM" is more varied with a slower, more melodic start before it builds into a energetic rocker before again getting more mellow before its conclusion. Expertly played with a vibe of a timeless rock song, its another winner. The final track here is another killer, called "Nightbus" it has a punk rock meets fuzz rock vibe with the meaty rhythm section pumping throughout. A great headbanging track that is again very infectious. After just 10 or so minutes, the EP is over and done with but it immediately demands a replay and you will get many spins out of this fine EP. The UK has really been serving up the goods in recent years in the Stoner, Doom Metal scenes but they also have a endless array of incredible Hard Rock bands and I think that is where Domes Of Silence fit in, they will get the "Stoner Rock" tag of course but then again, who doesn't these days. Another great release from them and in my opinion, one of the best groove based Hard Rock bands ever from the United Kingdom. Please give it a listen A.S.A.P. 9/10

Domes Of Silence Myspace

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A New Review from Chybuccasounds.com

Domes of Silence – Hunter ST [Single]

Release Date: 2010

Record Label: Silver Buddha Recordings

Domes of Silence from Oxford, consist of: Sean Parkin (vocals), Charles Lane (bass), Alex Lane (drums) coupled with the twin guitars of Carl Bickey and Richard Aitken is the latest band on the UK hard rock scene to catch our attention here at Chybucca Sounds.

The five-piece play hard-fuzzed out rock, mixed in with a cocktail of 70’s punk. The bands first single ‘Hunter ST’ is named after (and is also about) the author Hunter S. Thompson. The track is a lesson in how to play fuzzed out groove rock with the right way.

Clocking in at just over four and a half minutes, vocalist Sean Parkin’s distinct Iggy Pop crossed with Morrissey-esque croon on lyrics such as: “When I’m down, I walk the line, Hunter Thompson in my mind” give the Domes their signature sound.

Guitarist’s Bickley and Aitken bring the solid, meaty riffs, while both Alax and Charles Lane hold the bands sound together with a tight rhythm section.

Domes of Silence, will ultimately be lumped into the ‘stoner rock’ area of the genre, however from the evidence of the bands first single, the Domes have to a lot more to offer the alternative rock scene, as well as the underground punk scene.

Recommended for fans of: Fu Manchu, Kyuss and Lowrider.

http://www.myspace.com/domesofsilence

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Get what every one is talking about !

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http://toohightogetitright.darkbb.com/smokin-green-f17/episode-69-july-3-2010-t130.htm

Monday, 19 July 2010

A Soda Shop Review !

The next album I’m reviewing here is self titled by the UK band, Domes of Silence. This (number) piece band plays a psychedelic stoner style of rock with hints of punk. The first song is a song that would have gone great on the “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” soundtrack. The name of the song is “Hunter ST” which is named after and about the author Hunter S. Thompson. Vocalist Sean Parkin reminds me a bit of a harder Sounding Morrissey. The song is a bit mesmerizing. There’s also a level of fuzz involved to give the song a Truckfighters feel. The second song “EJM” is a bit slower and mellower at the start then speeds up. After the chorus it slows down again. Very cool song. The final song on the EP, “Nightbus,” has more of a punk feel to it yet still fuzzy at the same time. This song would be a great one to either start off a show or get an encore going. This song can make you bob your head as you walk down the street with the earbuds in.

Checkout the Domes of Silence Myspace page to sample their tunes and get your own copy. For your convenience the video for Hunter ST can be viewed below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Domes of Silence Links Myspace / Facebook

A review from Brutalism

Temple Of The Wasp
Track Listing:
  1. Temple Of The Wasp
  2. Bad Wisdom
Rating:
3

Short but sweet. Although Temple Of The Wasp is certainly a very short single released by Domes Of Silence, the music is more than enough to get excited about. This United Kingdom five piece take the best of groove rock and old school heavy metal and put it together for quite a ride. The single "Temple Of The Wasp" features plenty of catchy riffs and a very blues laden solo. The drums are laid back and rhythmic, but aren't lazy. The bass is cranked way up in that garage fuzz style, but it just adds to the groove haze tha surrounds the music. Vocals are a cross between Ozzy Osbourne and Glen Danzig, and even the music at times sounds like they borrowed a riff or two from them. "Bad Wisdom" features a bit more distortion and buzzing guitar work that bring to mind the music of Queens Of The Stone Age. This is certainly a hell of a blues rock track and extremely energetic.

If Temple Of The Wasp is just the beginning, then the full album should be pretty exciting. There doesn't seem to much filler here with what the band can accomplish. Hopefully listeners will see more rock n' punk blues from these guys very soon.

Label Name:
Self released

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New Review for Hunter.S.T from Ninehertz

Domes Of Silence
Hunter S.T. [Single]

By pull-my-plonker, Sun 27th June 2010

/incoming/domeshunter250.jpgThere's one word always hits me every time I listen to the ‘Domes, whether that be live in a sweatbox pub or moping around in the drizzle with my headphones, "textbook". Their enviable habit of hitting the stoner-rock cactus thorn on the head reigns supreme again here on this CD/download single which serves as a tasty titbit to hook in gaping-mouthed, head-nodding listeners for their soon-to-be-released debut album.

Domes' direct, yet oh-so warm and cuddly, take on fuzz-ed up hard rock continues to act as a vehicle on the title track for Sean Parkin's gruff, authoritarian musings on the quirky late journalist and author, Hunter S Thompson. Backed by a meaty bout of solid riffage, with a tone at times reminiscent of Kyuss' "Hurricane", Sean's high position in the mix gives excellent weight to the rock n' roll story element of this groover; a must-hear for fans of Truckfighters and Dozer. "EJM" continues the dictionary definition desert worship with its slowly building drum-heavy intro opening up into a riff a little more reminiscent of bands from the heavy grunge era, like Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Guitarists Carl Bickley and Richard Aitken quickly lock into a chug tighter than vacuum-packed plastic with Charles Lane on bass and remain as one unit throughout, with Sean's slower, more calculated throaty tones supervising a darker lyrical theme. "Nightbus" is a chirpier number, lyrically about, well, errrr… shitty dickheads on buses! Judging by the giggling backing vocals towards the conclusion of the last track, I'd say this is definitely a band who've found their sound well and are just as happy rocking away to themes as diverse as ‘Gonzo journalism' and pissed-up nob-jockeys!

Overall, this is a very solid effort from one of the purest-sounding bands on the circuit, and even comes complete with the colourful and retro pencil-strokes of acclaimed scene artist Michael Cowell. It's already a hot summer, so light the BBQ, chill the beers and stick this through your garden-speakers while you wait for the full album!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Uberrock Review !!!

Domes Of Silence - 'Hunter ST' (Self Released)PrintE-mail
CD Reviews
Written by Nev Brooks
Sunday, 20 June 2010 05:00

domesofsilenceWhat more can I say; for me a cracking introduction to a band that deserve to make big strides onwards and upwards this year.

Stoner rock definitely, reminded me in parts of the seminal Masters Of Reality album. Throw in an element of The Doors in the vocal delivery and, to tie it off, for me the standout track 'Night Bus' which leans so heavily on Iggy and the Stooges it could have been written by the man himself, even though the opening riff has elements of both 'Road Runner' and 'Suffragette City' - respect!!!!

This EP is the precursor for a mini LP due this year. Out of interest they are playing in the Wheat Sheaf in Oxford in September 2010, well worth a look.

Domes of Silence consist of Sean Parkin (vocals), Charles Lane (bass), Alex Lane(drums) coupled with the twin guitars of Carl Bickey and Richard Aitken. They recorded the EP live, with very few overdubs, cut as simply as possible (easy to see where the power will come from live). For any stoner virgins out there, get into it and what better starting point can you ask for?

www.myspace.com/domesofsilence

Monday, 21 June 2010

A Review From Sleeping Shaman

Domes Of Silence 'Hunter ST' EP 2010

When I first encountered Domes Of Silence live a couple of years ago I was immediately struck by their marriage of fuzzy stoner guitars with some mesmeric, almost baggy like grooves. It was almost as if someone like the Stone Roses or Primal Scream had been pumped full of Kyuss. I made a mental note then to keep an eye on them.

So here we are two years down the line and with one line-up change, serious illness and a previous digitally released EP, the awesome "Temple of the Wasp" under their belts Domes of Silence hit us with their latest and greatest piece of aural candy.

Since that first fateful encounter the band have toughened up their sound and now deliver a tighter, leaner mix of razor sharp fuzzed out guitars and concise song writing. Lead off track "Hunter ST", a tribute to the great Hunter S Thompson if you hadn't figured that out, is by far the finest tune I have heard so far from these guys as it drives along on a cheeky verse that simply explodes into a massive chorus. Previously I have described vocalist Sean as sounding like the love child of Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison as he delivers a most un stoner like croon. Those elements are still in place but there's also something new here in his deliberately enunciated style that brings to mind Justin Sullivan from New Model Army. Whatever Sean is doing and whoever his influences may be it's working as this is easily the most confident and strident vocal performance from him yet.

Things get a little darker on the second track "EJM". The tune is propelled along on a rolling cavalcade of tribal drumming and features a much sparser guitar arrangement than its predecessor. Not as immediate or catchy as the title track but if this was the only thing you'd ever heard by these guys it would still be head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. This drive-by-rocking of an EP is finished off with the killer blow of "Night Bus". This shows the more visceral side of the band and possibly betrays some punk roots in their collective psyche as Sean delivers the track with a sardonic snarl.

Domes of Silence still claim allegiance to the stoner flag and, yes, the big assed guitars and fuck off grooves do plant a size nine boot firmly in that camp and tip a nod to bands such as Fu Manchu…etc but on this evidence there is a whole lot more that this band has to offer that the restraints of the stoner scene won't be able to contain. This is simply a dazzling display of muscular heavy alternative rock that actually puts many so called stoner bands to shame. If Queens of the Stone Age grew some fucking gonads and stopped letting the ginger whiner sing they may possibly be able to dream of being Domes of Silence!!!

Contributed by: Ollie on the 21/06/10


    Sunday, 20 June 2010

    A New Review from Captain Beyond Blogspot

    The brand new single ‘Hunter S. T.’ from Domes of Silence sees the light of day, a tastemaker for a mini album later in the year. And what can I say, Domes of Silence are masters in writing catchy songs. This is nothing new since their previous single 'Temple of the Wasp' had the same qualities. But please note the new single 'Hunter S. T.' has got more to offer. The sound is brilliant and the music is perfectly balanced between heavy, fuzzy stoner rock and psychedelic garage rock. The rhythm pounds like an old steam-engine and the guitar riffs are sharp like razor blades. The Oxford based five-piece band Domes of Silence releases an energy like a hydroelectric power station - multiple Gigawatts. And the best of the lot is Sean's very powerful and passionate voice, which is fragile and vulnerable at the same time, towers over all. Sean queues into the list of great rock singers like Rob Younger (Radio Birdman), Kim Salmon (The Scientists) and Iggy Pop (The Stooges).

    The single starts with the catchy guitar riffs of the mid-tempo song 'Hunter S. T.'. We know that Domes of Silence are fans of mescaline (named their full length album), Sean now reveals that he is a fan of Hunter S. Thompson: "When I'm down, I walk the line, Hunter Thompson in my mind". Darker and more grim the second song 'E. J. M.' crawls out from the speaker boxes but with the same strong ingredients - Sean's majestic voice, the precise drumming like a Swiss clockwork, the booming and ear-piercing bass lines and the heavy stoner guitar riffs with psychedelic and spacey excursions. In the end the third and fastest song 'Nightbus' with its infectious groove doesn’t let you sit still and asks you for the last dance. The song radiates charm with its snotty attitude and is the crowning finale. The cover art is supplied by stoner scene artist Michael Cowell.

    The new single was released on iTunes and other digital formats.

    Track list:
    1/ Hunter.S.T.
    2/ E.J.M.
    3/ Nightbus

    Members:
    Sean Parkin – voice
    Charles Lane – bass
    Alex Lane – percussion
    Carl Bickley – guitar
    Richard Aitken – guitar

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    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    Monday, 3 May 2010

    Domes Of Silence New Release May




















    Domes Of Silence
    New Single will be released 20th May
    Itunes and other Digital Formats
    1/ Hunter.S.T
    2/ E.J.M
    3/ Nightbus


    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hunter-s-t-ep/id372761401

    Studio Photo's





    Sunday, 25 April 2010

    Domes Return To The Studio


    Tracks Recorded
    1/ This Junkyard
    2/ Burning Heart














    Loud Howls Stoner/Doom Alldayer

    Our Set List
    1/Hunter S.T
    2/Temple Of The Wasp
    3/Misfortunate Woman
    4/This Junkyard
    5/E.J.M
    6/Bad Wisdom
    7/Burning Heart

    Loud Howls Stoner/Doom Alldayer






    Wednesday, 7 April 2010

    THE CELLAR -OXFORD 8TH APRIL

    We do not have any pictures of this gig .

    Our Set
    1/Hunter S.T
    2/Los Siete
    3/Temple Of The Wasp
    4/Nightbus
    5/Utopia
    6/Misfortunate Woman
    7/This Junkyard
    8/E.J.M
    9/Bad Wisdom
    10/ Burning Heart