And the news continues (part 1 here). This isn’t in any particular order btw. I should get that printed on a t-shirt…
Nut Productions: The young fellas are back releasing videos again and hit the milestone of 200 YouTube subscribers as a result, well done guys! They’re latest offering is a rather subtle video for local singer songwriter Dylan Tierney. Here’s Dylan with Do You Ever Think? He’s new to me and damned good. Dunno if Barry and Ryan are reading but if you are I think he’d be a good shout for a Furry Vengeance / either of you solo support.
Brew At The Bog: My own preview piece for BatB is still being worked on and once it’s fully completed (may be a while, I’m checking out each band, sticking a description in and contacting bands for music for the radio. Time consuming!) I’ll spread the word. Until then if there’s any update to the line up I’ll let you know here. Like this: Three new acts have been added to the line up and they are Discopolis, Kitty The Lion and Miaoux Miaoux. I love how that last two seem to be related. Tickets are available here, and physically at Brew Dog bars and stores. And if you are going say so at this event.
Inverness Gigs: The fellow band bothering website has been nominated for a Highland and Islands Media Award! Congratulations to everyone over there, lovely bunch of people who do some fine work. Like this piece on Music + which would be of interest to the young musicians out there and I can’t be bothered writing my own.
The Newmarket Bar: Some sad news now. The Newie has closed, though it may pass on to someone else who has a passion for music. I’ve never been but many artists have expressed a love for the place and they were getting some amazing acts playing up there. Hopefully it won’t be too long before those up north have a cracking venue again.
Matt Stockl: Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to tell if a tune is by a solo project or the band. Matt is the lead singer in Naked Strangers but I’m 90% sure this is one of his and not the bands. So, the latest from the Ullapool musician is called Saturate Me and you can listen to it here. Very nice it is too.
Cleavers: The boys are hard at work on some new tunes that are a bit poppier but also heavier and more concise (I’m quoting) and will be dropping some of the older stuff from their set. Listening to the newest EP (Life is Shit, buy it here) compared to the earlier stuff you can hear them coming together solidly as a band so I’m very much looking forward to that. Enough waffling from me though, here’s a video for Brian Johnson’s Hat slightly badly mimed in a Dundee Travel Lodge. Now that’s fucking PUNK, tea and coffee making facilities BIATCH!
Furry Vengeance: Not ones to piss about the Furry’s have some merch on the way. Not one but 4 t-shirt designs, which look like they’ll be available in long and short sleeve t versions. You can see those designs here and I’ll be getting my hands on one when they’re available for sure. When that is….I dunno, but I’ll let you know when I know. Or at least the weekend after I know.
Cactus and Cardigan: They started recording their debut EP a few days back. That’s it, not all the news posts are big. And even if I can’t play the stuff on my show I know a man who can .
That’s your lot for this week. You can here 2 hours of great unsigned and independent music, including some from the locals, with me yammering in between from 6-8pm on a Monday and Tuesday at http://www.abcradio.co.uk and ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn app. They’ll go up on the mixcloud after as well. The picks for 2013 are staying up there all month but normally shows are only available for a week. For site updates please like the Facebook page and you can now follow on Twitter. And you may have noticed that the site has a proper URL now so welcome to Friedgoldmusic.com 😀