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10. Aug. 2006, 23:28I frequently tune into the NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) podcast so imagine my surprise when I hear one of my own songs,Homegrown, on today's show!
Saying that, given the band name The Joint Conspiracy and the track name, it was only going to be a matter of time... ;)
You can listen to the show here
12. Mai. 2006, 1:01Colchester Arts Centre 10/05/06
Having a venue in a church suggests that the music is going to be somewhat spiritual and the line-up certainly didn't disappoint. Ex-Fridge singer-songwriter Adem was supported by This Is Your Captain Speaking and Adrian Crowley ....
This Is Your Captain started things off by almost apologetically taking to the stage. This Australian 3-piece produce a beautiful and haunting sound with intertwining guitar lines and mesmerising drum beats. Their half hour set allowed them but 2 songs but wow what a couple of tracks :A Wave to Bridget Fondly was followed by Gathering Pieces from their debut album Storyboard which was apparently recorded in a primary school library!
Adrian Crowley followed with a downbeat selection of acoustic songs; initially solo but then accompanied by Adem on what can only be described as a strange circusy organ thing ....
After his brief cameo Adem returned to the stage with his band. Their songs are beautiful, melodic, sometimes sad but always thoughtful. I love the way that they swap instruments including the organ, various bells and percussion, finger piano and a colourful spinning bell wheel that nobody knows the name of.
In a nice intimate touch, Adem noticed that we were all sitting down so moved off the stage and onto the floor singing a couple of solo songs before being joined by the band for a stirring finale of There Will Always Be
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Adem and co
The floor finale
13. Apr. 2006, 2:29Like most people I probably first heard Pink Floyd through my parents' records. Their compositions and awesome stage presence always stood out against their peers and they could still teach a lot of current bands a thing or two. Shame about Waters' purgatory but that's another story !!
Pure Reason Revolution, a 5-piece band formed in London, are also Floyd fans, they've just released their debut album, The Dark Third, and are well on the way to reaching their goal of producing the follow up to Dark Side of the Moon ....
Opening track Aeropause blatantly pickpockets the Floyd songbook before things shift and progress into a most agreeable mix of synths, soaring guitar riffs and joint male/female vocal harmonies. 12 minute Bright Ambassadors of Morning morphs from Gregorian chants into The Smashing Pumpkins via The Flaming Lips and back again. I dare say that they'd also been listening to The Verve in their spare uni time ....
If you are even a remote fan of Pink Floyd (Dark Side esp!) or any of the other bands mentioned then I urge you to try out/get this epic new album. Might I suggest that you listen to it from start to finish whilst the sun is rising ?
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29. Mär. 2006, 13:58
7. Mär. 2006, 1:22Here are some unsigned UK bands that I think are well worth a listen.
Captain Yange - www # myspace
Eclectic mix of acoustic songs and guitar grooves. Progressive songwriting and unusual time signatures result in a sound that is instantly familiar yet fresh. Influences - Radiohead, Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley.
Sonic Republic - myspace
Soulful trip-hop if there is such a thing. Intimate lyrics over pounding dub beats. Sounds like - Morcheeba, Groove Armada and Portishead.
Goldmaster Allstars - www # myspace
Drawing on a heavy jamaican vibe, the Allstars combine ska, reggae and rocksteady into a powerful and energetic mix. You will dance. Jah!
Audiocat - www
The aural result of an illegal bedroom genetic experiment involving the DNA of the Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream and Robert Johnson