Music News 18/09/2012

Hey kids, here’s what’s been happening for the last couple of days.

Part of the reason there was no news post yesterday, besides there not being much, was that I was at a meeting/audition for ABC Radio Alness. It’s a new community radio project that’ll be streaming online, making it a world wide thing really, from the 22nd of October. And yours truly will have a show on it. Not sure when or the length, 1 or 2 hours, but will plug the hell out of it. My show will feature, besides me talking, some of the finest music that the Highlands and Islands has to offer. As I’d run out it’ll also feature unsigned or indie label bands from wherever but the main focus will always be the locals. Go like that Facebook page and keep and eye out here for announcements when it will be on and that. Local acts, no need to contact me as you are already on the play list. I’ll contact you if I don’t have anything to use though. ENOUGH ABOUT ME!

Thought it would be a bit sparse but there’s a few things. What looks like the last of those carnival clips from Rachel Sermanni. Her album is out, I’ve reviewed it, and you should go buy it. She’s iTunes UKs single of the week as well! That ought to help things along, maybe the whole chart won’t be piss poor for once. In case it is, arm yourself with some good music (yes including Waltz) by checking out the latest Netsounds Unsigned podcast right here. Sorted.

Wee bit of Hamish Roberts for you now. First off something called Jungle Jam with Django, think of it like a one man guitar remix. Just Hamish riffing on some stuff and having a run around. Some damned impressive bits and bobs. That may be classed as jazz, can’t believe I was tricked in to watching jazz. *shakes fist at sky*

An actual remix now, courtesy of The LED. This is Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with Make It Bun. I’ll be honest, I saw Skrillex there and nearly ran in the other direction because that’s dubstep init? But nah it’s not too bad actually. God damned news column is making me listen to stuff I wouldn’t normally and actually enjoy it.

Wait, that’s the point.

If you aren’t already a fan of Team Kapowski, go and become one. In addition to providing some quality hip hop tunes they also provide a weekly web comic. Season 2 of the comic starts tomorrow and you can read season one by clicking their cover photo. And it’s genuinely funny.

Life is a constant learning experience and very few people ever get to the point where they can’t learn a thing or two about a thing or two. It’s not a new page but I just came across it (courtesy of a share by Houdi Don’t Blog) that puts you in touch with music tutors, or tutors in touch with people who want to learn. Whether you want to improve your voice or playing, or learn a new instrument or something, you should probably check out Music Lessons Inverness.

And finally, a pair of PAWS videos. Recorded live at Indie Indie in Amsterdam this is Sore Tummy, first single off forthcoming album Cokefloat!, followed by Bloodline. Lo fi recording but fine stuff.

That’s your lot. No news tomorrow as I’ll be at the Battle of the Bands in the Eagle. See you there aye? And if you go like the Facebook page NOW you could be the 100th to do so. Which would be nice.

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