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A message of thanks to one and all

I don’t intend this to read like one of those awards ceremony speeches but it has been a little while since I passed on a public thanks to – well – many people. First and foremost – to you the reader of the website. Much as I may seem to like the sound of my […]

Indie Music Tips #11 Touring with Jason Myles

Jason Myles of La Fin Absolute Du Monde talks about touring for episode #11 on indie music tips. Whilst I comment at the opening of the conversation that Jason look tired, it is me who manages to introduce this as episode #12, even though it is episode #11. In this episode we talk about touring […]

Rashmi Agarwal

Rashmi Agarwal is the Ghazal Gayaki folk singer songwriter from Delhi in India. Rashmi Agarwal introduces the 19th Century classical  influences of Ghazal Gayaki combined with a folk reflective which wraps around the raga in a sensorial elegance which encases the listener in a gossamer of fine thread. The simplicity of the constructs belies the proficiency both in lyrical poetry and the subtle […]

When Is a Fender Bass Guitar Not a Fender Bass – When It’s a Fender Squier Bass!

Sponsored article – It’s now well over 20 years since Fender tried to move away from its rather troubled times in the 1980s and develop a more stable range of brands that would allow bass players and guitarists to make sensible choices about Fender’s the value-for-money and heritage offered by each brand. One outcome of […]

Echo Arcadia

Echo Arcadia is the Edinburgh, Scotland based alternative indie septet of Leigh Moyes (Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar), Vonny Moyes (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Euan Mushet  (Bass), Dan Ciesielski (Drums), Kev Tierney (Guitar / Vocals /Trumpet), Pete Nicholson (Keys / Vocals) and Andrew Gray (Violin / Vocals). Echo Arcadia are one of those introductions that sat in my inbox for quite some time […]

Calling All Astronauts

Calling All Astronauts is the alternative electro trio of David B (Vocals / Programming / Keys), JJ Browning (Guitars) and Kristi Bury (Bass) from London in England. Is this synthed-up rock or rocked-up synthesiser? Either way Calling All Astronauts make a welcome appearance into my ears on hitting play as passion purple music billows across the room. There […]

Indie Music Tips #10 Mastering with Thaddeus Moore

Thaddeus Moore of Liquid Mastering takes Indie Music Tips into double figures with thoughts and advice on getting the best out of Mastering. In addition to a competition which ends on the 30th June 2013. In which we talk about areas including mixing your own material, avoiding digital disasters, preparation of music to get the […]

Boxed Wine – Cheap, Fun – LP review

Boxed Wine from the USA released their debut half an hour ten track LP-  Cheap, Fun on the 21st May 2013. Sharper eyed readers will recall a review back in January of the same name  on the 3 track EP – Cheap, Fun. Only one song has made the cut from that release. Opening with […]

Meltybrains? – Now That We Have Your Attention – EP review

The Irish band Meltybrains? released their three track seventeen minute long EP Now That We Have Your Attention on the 20th May 2013. The EP is being made available as a limited release download through the purchase of a t-shirt which contains a unique download code. Opening with Intros Are So Original which finds the […]

Band of the week top 5 chart w/e 25th May 2013

On the band of the week top 5 chart for w/e 25th May 2013 we find bands from 5 different countries from three different continents featured. 1. High Side Driver (Australia) 2. Noblesse Oblige (Germany) Affair of the Heart (Deluxe Version) – Noblesse Oblige is available on iTunes* 3. Silver 6 (Denmark) Are We Lovers […]

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