Happy - Jimmy Bratcher
- last week
loads, this week not a lot - but that's part of the fun of it.
Surprised not more artists are making their music available for
sale through the PMN. It"s a great non-exclusive deal. If you know
otherwise, let me know.
Spring/summer was certainly here over the weekend.
Quite a playlist backlog, so loads of great music again this week,
some that I've been meaning to play for ages. From the UK, New
York, California, Germany, Denmark, Ohio and Moscow. Borders, who
Second Time Lucky - Figment
(UK) FIRST PLAY
FIGMENT, 3 guys, 3 instruments, 3 words - Rock and Roll.
A sound which is at once timeless and all their own.
No scenes, no clever genres, no gimmicks. Just honest music.
Perhaps that is their gimmick.
"When did 'Rock' become a dirty word?" they ask.
Recording the show fairly early this morning and half the birds of
Suffolk are convinced that it"s an open mic session.
I wish I said - Jill
(New York, USA)
When I heard this again last night when I was preping the show, I
couldn't understand why I hadn't played it already. I would
probably have said that it's a bit "soul" for my taste but I just
love it. The music of Jill Stevenson reflects a depth of soul and
poetic sense that reaches well beyond her years. It probably proves
the argument that great music will always appeal across genres.
Jill was studying piano at age seven and her singing career began
at the age of nine, with regular appearances in a small church that
her parents helped to establish.
This modern love - Bloc Party
Bloc Party was raised on pop culture from 1976 to the present.
They've been influenced by it all. Their second album A Weekend in the City
out topping the UK charts this week (it entered at No. 2 behind
Mika) also hit the charts at No. 2 in Japan, Australia and Ireland.
The album charted top 5 in Germany and Belgium, top 10 in France,
Canada, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong, top 20 in Holland,
Sweden, Norway and Austria and top 30 in Denmark and Italy.
Upcoming UK dates:
14 Glasgow - Academy
15 Wolverhampton - Civic
16 Plymouth - Pavilions
18 Blackpool - Empress Ballroom
19 London - Brixton Academy
20 London - Brixton Academy
The MySpace confusion
to be settling down. Lots of useful contacts coming into the SNC
Music Network area although they are mostly Suffolk-based. It's a
global show so why not make use of the facility to promote your
venue, show, label and indeed band at www.myspace.com/snc_network
just send an add request and I'll sort it out.
C'mon add me - The Mysluts
We had such a love/hate relationship with Myspace that we started
writing songs and made a whole band about it. Every band is on
Myspace now, hell it's outdated to have your own website as a band
anymore. Welcome to the next wave.
Bandeloneon Acorazardo remixed by DJ
Malente - Tango Fusion Club
Following the amazing success of Tango Fusion Vol. 1
, now Munich-based
label Tango-Go of dance artist and producer Sonja AmisÃ©n comes up
with the follow up release Electronic Tango Flavoured Beats
A disarming mix of traditional Argentine Tango and modern
20-22 July at
Hacheston, near Framlingham www.hachfest.co.uk
A cheaper kind of love - Emily and the
Three guys and two girls make up the rock n roll commando squad
that is Emily and the Orgasm Addicts! They are on a mission to
transform the world into a sexier place with their boobs, bass
drums and booze!
Raised by the radio - Magic
(Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Garage rock trio from Columbus, OH
One date of note:
14th April (Saturday) Carabar: Release Party for Magic
City/Patsys split 7" Plus: Grave Blankets & Beatdowns!
They are: Karen and Ann, each on vocals and guitar with Nick on
drums. You can buy that track and other direct from their MySpace
July Morning - Vasaya
(Moscow, Russia) FIRST PLAY
I'm a pop/jazz singer from Moscow.
In this blog you can find a lot of Russian and international hits
in my performance.
No web links.
That's it for this week, do get in touch - even just to let us all
know where you are listening from.