Hey kids, here’s what’s been happening with local acts over the last….bloody ages. Haven’t done a news post in days as I’ve been galavanting about at festivals and that. Not sure if this will be a full on back up to speed update or not. I’ll cut it off at a certain point so it’s not as huge as the Jocktoberfest review. Should be back on track in a few days anyway. On with the news.
There’s no way that 5 days could have gone by without me having some Rachel Sermanni stuff to talk about. Here’s another Waltz video. Even if you’ve watched a couple, this one is really worth a look. Very beautifully shot around a very interesting tree, and Rachel is on fine form. Possibly the most fitting video I’ve seen actually, well done HibOO d’Live. Alternatively BETC did a rooftop session with her. So if you’d rather see Paris in the background that’s the one for you. It’s the first single off her album btw, hence all the sessions being Waltz.
The boys at Netsound Unsigned have added a new feature to their site. Every…well I don’t know how often, they’ll highlight a band that has been or will be on the podcast with a bit of a profile and stuff. First up it’s The Maginot Band, that’s a link to the article. No point linking a page as it’s in there. Nice idea guys 🙂
Speaking of Netsounds, throw in some goNorth, it’s a Rockhopper Session. Here’s rock gods KOBI playing All The Way in a caravan for your enjoyment. With brass section if you haven’t heard them that way before.
Bogbain Farm have landed themselves an award for being the Best Unusual Venue at the Scottish Event Awards. Can’t argue with that really, it’s a great place for some music and not a traditional venue in the least. Well done guys!
Time for another session track. This time it’s PAWS doing a Fatcat session for Brooklyn Vegan. Here’s Jellyfish. Sounds great and I’m looking forward to the album which is only a month away! Clash Music have also made Salem, the b-side to the bands latest single Sore Tummy, their track of the day. Nice choice, it’s a damned fine track.
Much like Miss Sermanni it wouldn’t be a news post without the Cleavers. New track up in their soundcloud, this one is called This Rain Will Never End. It’s a rough mix. Didn’t know they had any other kind! Only kidding guys, pretty much there though if you ask me.
Sticking with soundcloud, and this is a long one so I haven’t listened before posting but will right after, there’s a new Justice Never Sleeps mix from resident DJ Boomshank Redemption. As I’ve said before I’m not a big electronic music guy BUT I’m giving it a shot. If you are I’ve heard his stuff before and you’ll like it. And if THAT isn’t enough for you, his mix from Monster FM is also up. That’s a lot of music!
There’s a small chance that the whole set will be up here at some point, but there’s another video up from dorec-a-belle from their excellent showcase set. This is When You Said and it’s a lovely wee mellow tune.
I love the Oxides me. You should too. The sound is a little bit patchy on this video, Duncan (Front Room Unplugged) was right down the front after all and I know how loud it was there as I’m a wee bit in front of him, but it’s good enough to hook you in. Thanks for putting these videos up man, keep up the good work 🙂
After last week I now also love the Ragazzi me. You should too. Can’t really see them much/too well and it’s not the whole thing, but here’s some of Jelly from last weeks Battle of the Bands. Bloody good eh? I’ll have some more of that.
The Maginot Band have a new EP out called Peace and Quiet. I haven’t heard it yet but will be picking up, and therefore reviewing, a copy soonish. It’s available at all the usual electronic outlets and there’s no doubt links on their page there.
And I’ll finish off with this (yay, all caught up after all). If you missed Jocktoberfest you are a silly billy. Here’s a rough video of the main site, backing music is by the excellent Esperi who was the highlight of the fest for me. I’m in the video too, sporting my Team Kapowski shirt. And a second one that is unsullied by my presence.
Phew, loads of stuff there. Thanks for reading, please like the Facebook page, I’m all worded out now (you’ll probably be glad to hear)!