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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour is a folk band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, comprising Bridie Jackson (Vocals / Guitar / Piano /  Belleplates), Jenny Nendick (Cello / Belleplates), Carol Bowden (Percussion / Vocals / Belleplates) and Rachel Cross (Violin / Vocals / Belleplates). From time to time we wander into the folk genre and I will […]

Liquid Casing

Liquid Casing from Houston in the USA is a progressive rock band comprising Alvaro Rodriguez (Guitars / Lead Vocals), Okikiolu Olufokunbi (Sax / Keys), Jim Stettner (Bass / Vocals) and John Pitale (Drums / Percussion). Liquid Casing deliver a style of music which demands interaction by the listener and it is worth taking the time to […]

Dizzo

Dizzo is the vehicle for Dizzo Manizo from Richardson in the USA to bring out his take on Ugandan Dancehall Reggae. Infectious beats bounce across the room and the listener is immediately caught up in the sonic waves that seep into the brain and before you know it – you too are swaying in time […]

Madlife

Madlife a rock band from Los Angeles in the USA is Angry Phill (vocals), Isaiah Stuart (guitars), Kyle Cunningham (drums), and Carlos Pagan (bass). Having undergone various iterations since their formation in 2000 one thing has remained constant, a hard driving rock to accompany a lyric seething an anger. Remaining resolutely independent it is a pleasure […]

Jetson Manic

Jetson Manic is the four piece rock band of Matt (Vocals / Guitar), Dug (Bass / Vocals), Byrney (Drums) and Spo (Lead Guitar) from Sydney in Australia. About a year old now Jetson Manic is continuing the thread of rock based bands from Australia I seem to be mining at the moment, each with something distinct to say. The material […]

WhiteMoor – Horizons – LP review

It was January 2012 that I first introduced WhiteMoor and they have a new eleven track LP – Horizons –  which came out earlier this month. Opening with High Lights which is a reminder of all the good things about WhiteMoor though delivered in a slightly heavier rock packaging with little doubt the band has […]

Indie Music Tips #15 Persistence with David Wimble

David Wimble of The Indie Bible joins me to talk about persistence as an independent musician for episode 15 of the Indie Music Tips series. We talk about ideas such as evolving to survive, handling the negative, responding to the audience and more. For more information about The Ultimate Indie Bundle. No! Not Nick – […]

The Harbour

The Harbour is an indie rock band from Brighton in England comprising Max Winter (lead vocals / guitar / keyboard), Alfie Dillon-Reams (lead guitar / backing vocals / saxophone), Kit Simmonds (bass / backing vocals / keyboard / harmonica) and Matt Robson (drums/ cello / backing vocals). With so much instrumentation to hand you may anticipate The Harbour bring […]

ScenicLife – Who’s To Blame – EP review

ScenicLife who I first took a look at about a year ago recently released the four track EP Who’s To Blame. The sound belies the fact that there are only three players in the band Just The Same sets the scene for the dynamic and enthusiastic delivery that is ScenicLife. Unpretentious anthemic rock ‘n’ roll […]

The Dark Lights – Stop Existing, Start Living – EP review

The Dark Lights who I first reviewed in March 2012 have a new four track EP – Stop Existing, Start Living set for release on the 1st July 2013. A  change in line-up since I first introduced the band, but the music remains as recognizable. Opening with Clear The Air slighter more rock derived than […]

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