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Made in The UK Show 182

Made In The UK Show - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 12:00
Hosted by Ro from DarkCompass Ceiling Demons: Every Step (Follow The Lights Remix) (Single Release, Yorkshire) Shooze: Rolling on The Wrong Side (from “Classified”, Redditch) Old House Playground: All Day Today (from “The Great Escape EP”, Manchester) Chelsea: Someone Like You (from “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning”, London Swedish Death Candy: So Long… (from So Long, … Continue reading Made in The UK Show 182 →

Cowboy Cantor 256ª Emissão: a última da época 2014 – 2015

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:30

1. Henry Wolfe – Crime (Los Angeles, E.U.A.)

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2. Sun Gods to Gamma Rays – Gravity (Minneapolis, E.U.A.) [artista do mês de Janeiro]

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3. Old Yellow Jack – I Found Oil (Lisboa, Portugal) [artista do mês de Fevereiro]

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4. Rebekka Karijord – Use My Body While It’s Still Young  (Sandnessjøen, Noruega) [artista do mês de Março]

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5. Ladybug – Black Dog (Sesimbra, Portugal) [artista do mês de Abril]

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6. Broad Beans – Stop Complaining (Ribeira Grande, Portugal) [artista do mês de Maio]

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7. Tape Junk – Substance (Lisboa, Portugal) [artista do mês de Junho]

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Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.

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Roadhouse 543

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 21:18
Old-timers know the secret, but newbies might be surprised when entering this edition of The Roadhouse - that the blues is about good as much as it is about bad. Reverend Raven & The Chainsmokin' Altar Boys, Carolyn Wonderland, Buddy Guy, John Ginty, Wee Willie Walker prove the point in this edition by keeping you moving and happy. That's what happens when you find yourself inside another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 543rd Roadhouse.

Pony Time: Time Tells Me

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 12:00

Pony TimeSeattle rock duo PONY TIME have a new single out ‘Time Tells Me’, the first track on the band’s forthcoming fourth LP, Rumours 2: The Rumours Are True, set to officially drop on September 11th. The band is Luke Beetham, a Seattle native, and Stacy Peck,an Iowa transplant, who met helping a mutual friend move a stereo back in 2009. They started playing their unique brand of danceable punk music together soon after.

Influences here include: Gary Numan, Bo Diddley, The Milkshakes, The Breeders, and Fleetwood Mac.

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the bugcast 369 – The Moo drank wine

The Bugcast - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:00

thebugcast369This week on The Bugcast: we offer our congratulations, and play 8 great tracks of new and old Creative Commons and independent music!

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking

Topics

YouTube: Sugar Lab – Ecoute
Congratulations to Nic and Darren on their engagement

Announcements
  • Please vote for us every day in July in the UK Podcasters Awards 2015
  • London Podcrawl 2015 will be on Saturday 12 September – Facebook Event
  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 370, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 31 July 2015 at 21:30 UK time (BST/UTC+1).
Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Special thanks go to

The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the podcast files
Ubuntu Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
Audio Graffiti for replaying the show on their station

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The Star Department: Stitches and Sleeves

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:00
The Star Department The Pea Green Boat is the debut album by Irish atmospheric indie-pop duo The Star Department, who are from Dublin. The album, which features the deliciously melancholic new single Stitches and Sleeves, is out now through Hidden Shoal.

And we’re pleased to bring it to you as today’s Dose.

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DC685 Open The Trees

Dark Compass - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:00

London Podcrawl 2015 is September 12th

  1. Black Dawn: Open The Gates (from “Until we Meet”, New York, USA) – Prizes
  2. Sintrophy: My Sanctuary (from “The Arrival”, Ruhr, Germany)
  3. Her Demise, My Rise: Otaku Complex (from “Curses”, USA)
  4. Myridia: Into Majesty (from “Mirror  of Eden”,  Bournemouth, UK)
  5. Defect Designer: Flies on Your Lips (from “Ageing Accelerator, Oslo, Norway)
  6. Azgard: Sin (from “At The Break of The Day”, Ukraine)
  7. Earthborn Kings: Pandora’s Box (from “Relentless”, Hampshire, UK)
  8. Expenzer: Kill The Conductor (from “Kill The Conductor”, Switzerland)
  9. Zombie Death Stench: Godless Dawn (from “Infected”, Modesto, USA)
  10. Eclipse Prophecy: A Dying World (from “Days of Judgement”, Montreal, Canada, Maple Metal Records)
  11. Nordheim: Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit (from “Lost in The North”, Quebec, Canada, Maple Metal Records)
  12. Sonic Prophecy: Legendary (from “Apocalyptic Promenade”, Salt Lake City, USA)
  13. Thalion: Another Day (from “Dawn of Chaos”, Quebec, Canada)
  14. Tothem: Run To You (from “Beyond The Sea”, Rome Italy)
  15. Valfreya: Condemned World (from “Path to Eternity”, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Asher)
  16. Yonder Realm: The Frugivores (from “The Old Ways”, North Babylon, NY, USA)
  17. Face Off: War Against War (from “The Colour of Rain”, Belgrade, Serbia, Mapel Metal Records)
  18. The Bridesmaid: Aldrin (from “Grayson”, London, UK) 10th August
  19. Ungoliantha: Black Essence of Christ (from “Dedicated to all Demons”, Lugansk, Urkraine)
  20. Sudden Flames: Pilgrims of Steel (from “Under The Sign of The Alliance”, Quebec, Canada, Asher)
  21. The Fierce and The Dead: Palm Trees (from “Magnet”, UK) August 18th

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Discovery 2 Preview with Vinyl Staircase, Lowly Hounds, Hana Piranha, Damien McFly and Esperi

The Justin Wayne Show - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:51

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Our July showcase features the psychedelic/math rock sounds of Vinyl Staircase, hard howling, blues rock and high octane songs from Lowly Hounds, dark goth, punk riffs, razor sharp violin licks and drawled, snarly vocals of Hana Piranha, the charismatic Italian folk singer Damien McFly who has 10,000 subscribers on his You Tube Channel, and the extraordinary Esperi returns to Discovery, who creates live soundscapes with an unusual array of instruments.

Gig Particulars
  • When: Thursday 30th July, 2015
  • Doors: 7.30pm  Show starts: 8.00pm
  • Venue: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
  • Tube: Great Portland Street
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  • Tickets: £7 in advance or £10 at the door
Buy Tickets More about the artists VINYL STAIRCASE

facebook.com/Vinyl.Staircase

Vinyl Staircase’s psychedelic sound with hints of Math-rock backed by a profound energy and bite that has seen full capacity venues collapse into chaos has bagged the band a feature in NME and airplay on key radio stations such as Amazing Radio; all whilst still at college. Due to supporting buzz bands such as Demob Happy and headline slots in their hometown of Guildford, the band are beginning to pick up momentum and move further up the new music scene.

“Pop nuggets like ‘Into The Aquarelle’ borrow psych guitar sounds and throw in twinkling arpeggios along side post-hardcore vocals, with the odd math-rock schism to break it up.” – NME Magazine

“4 teenagers from Surrey with amazing hair but better tunes. Like television but with fat distortion pedals. SO RAD.” – Joel Amey from Wolf Alice (Wolf Alice Fanzine)

LOWLY HOUNDS

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Passion for the vintagevibe, american blues and the best of funk and soul brought together four eclectic session musicians who, having hit a wall working for other scene bands, were eager to write rock music worthy of beale street and beyond.

The Hounds high energy, surgically crafted music is the result of inspiration from generational songwriters, deep soul sounds and blue samericana. With hard howling riffs, boundless energy and high octane songs, conjure asound akin to White Denim, Alabama Shakes and Catfish & The Bottlemen. They just played at Beacon Festival and for the past few months have been gigging in some of London’s renowned venues

“The new EP is going to rock your body and make you jump up and down on your bed with some great guitar vibes and classic british blues rock vocals.”- Mugzmag

“I’ve been working with Nick Varey for years , and this is an artist that has never disappointed . Now roaring though the scene with Lowly Hounds i feel he’s found the perfect equilibrium between a rocking live band with a kick and proper songwriting, an absolute sure thing to check out. – Famous Wolf Promotions

HANA PIRAHNA

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Hana Piranha is a classically trained virtuoso violinist. From an early age she identified with strong women and individuality. Like her heroes Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, Hana has a complexity and vulnerability about her that shows you can be strong and triumphant by being wounded and fragile.

“Not so much caravans and campfires, more like T-Birds and Tequila… It all sounds like Kittie covering AC/DC…with a violin.”
– Michael Johnson, Nemesis To Go

“If you love music that comes from the heart, is loud, dark and a wee bit devilish – you’re going to love Hana Piranha.”- Olivia Cellamare, Gypsy Death And You

DAMIEN McFLY

http://www.damienmcfly.com/

Hailing from Padova, Italy, Damien McFly is the moniker behind Damiano Ferrari,a driven, passionate and charismatic folk singer who bridges the gaps between old and new. His sound is a great compromise between the timeless vibes of country / folk and the catchy appeal of pop melodies with just a guitar, mandolin, double bass and drums.

In order to get a solid fan base he released four Cover Collections in 2014 with more than 20 videos. Thanks to this, his YouTube channel counts now 10.000 subscribers and more than 1 million overall views. A relentless live performer, Damien played over 150 gigs throughout Italy and Germany in less than a year and last summer he crossed the Atlantic to play gigs in Chicago, Indianapolis and Nashville.

New Start, his first single has collected thousands of airplays from international radios (Belgium, Germany, Italy, USA, UK, Brazil, Russia, Croatia).

ESPERI

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Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris James Marr. His music ranges from acoustic storytelling to colourful electronica looping and combining different sounds with his acoustic guitar. He uses a host of instruments from the conventional to the unusual including his signature rainbow-coloured bells, toys, tools and samples. Chris lives in East Coast Scotland and predominantly writes about his family, dogs, home and the great outdoors.

Esperi returns to perform at Discovery having played around the world in all sorts of venues and festivals, shared the stage with Andy Mckee, Jon Gomm, Gomez, Jeffrey Lewis, KT Tunstall, Noiserv and many more talented artists, collaborated with RM Hubbert and Alex Kopranos ( Franz Ferdinand ), Panda Su, Sonny Carntyne…

Esperi’s second album “Seasons” is out now. Including 11 new songs and it features the single “Somersaults” which was released on the day his son Callum was born including a sample of his heartbeat as the pulse behind the song.

“Juxtaposing acoustic guitar and a whole host of instruments and percussion, Esperi mainman Chris Marr seems to be making all the right waves.” – The List

“Esperi, aka Chris Marr, from Scotland, makes gorgeously intimate music. His autumnal tones – the quiet demeanor, acoustic guitar, delicate synth – give meaning to the weary-hearted.”- Knox Road

Oh Geronimo: The Flood

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00

Oh GeronimoCiarán Downes of Toronto based post-rock & indie-folk group OH GERONIMO recently sent us the backstory for today’s featured track ‘The Flood': “Not too long ago, my basement bedroom flooded as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt. This happened twice during the transitional turmoil between Ontario’s sombre winter and damp spring. It had a much more tragic and lasting effect than I had anticipated, since many sentimental items were slowly destroyed by mould. We drew inspiration from these events and their wake.”

The 2nd part of the two part song series is also available via the band’s website and they released a new video on July 21st which you can check out further below. It follows the resulting actions of the “leader of the divine conjurors” Stu’uldahn turning to the vigilante, Jarvis Manslaughter, to protect a sorceror’s sanctuary from the Wanderers, a group of people living off the land who’ve been pushed from their homes.

Three-man slingshots and slow-motion chaos ensues!

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TOUR DATES
July 31st – Bristol, NB – A.C. Sharkey’s
August 1st – Sydney, NS – Governor’s Pub
August 4th – St. John’s – TBA
August 5th – Corner Brook NL – Brewed Awakening
August 6th – Corner Brook, NL – Whalen’s Gate
August 7th – Pasadena, NL – Oasis Beach House
August 8th – Corner Brook, NL – TBA
August 12th – Edmundston, NB – Bar Le Deck
August 14th – Montreal, QC – Barfly
August 15th – Ottawa, ON – Avant-Garde Bar
August 20th – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
August 21st – St. Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
August 28th – Burlington, ON – The Boston Manor
August 29th – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse

Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Calling – Saturday 25th July 2015

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 21:16
Liverpool Acoustic Calling

 

Knock, knock! Who’s there? It’s Liverpool Acoustic Calling!

The double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic is once again joining forces with the one-day celebration of music know as Liverpool Calling to bring you Liverpool Acoustic Calling.

Liverpool Acoustic Calling is an afternoon chock full of fantastic acoustic, roots, singer-songwriter and folk music from some of the region’s most exciting performers. The lineup includes punk and rock infused sounds from Andy Bellis (North Wales), lyrical creativity from David James Robertson (Liverpool), roots and blues from Jonathan Coley (Chester), feisty vocals and ferocious guitar from Kim Jennett (Warrington), horror-inspired wonderful weirdness from The Resurrection Men (Liverpool), the sweet sound of Ellie Rose Smith (Liverpool), plus contributions from hosts Three Minute Heroand Derek King. The final slot is taken by touring Australian duo Little Bird(Matt Williams and Rachel O’Hara) with new wave indie pop inspired by Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Aplin, and more.

This free event runs from 1.00pm to 5.00pm and takes place this coming Saturday 25th July 2015 at the home of Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic night, Sound Food and Drink. The afternoon will be hosted by Three Minute Hero (Liverpool Acoustic’s Stuart Todd) and K’s Choice’s Derek King.

Liverpool Acoustic co-organiser and open mic co-host Stuart Todd said “We’re really excited to be taking part in Liverpool Calling again with a free event to kick-start the day’s proceedings. And we couldn’t think of a better place to hold it than the home of our weekly open mic night Sound Food and Drink.”

1.00pm – Andy Bellis
1.30pm – David James Robertson
2.00pm – Little Bird [Australia]
2.30pm – Jonathan Coley
3.00pm – Kim Jennett
3.30pm – The Resurrection Men
4.00pm – Ellie Rose Smith
4.30pm – Three Minute Hero & Derek King

LIVERPOOL CALLING takes place across five city centre venues (Bombed-out Church, The Magnet, Maguire’s Pizza Bar, Studio 2, and Sound Food and Drink) on Saturday 25th July. Performing on the day will be Dexters, Beans On Toast, Reverend and The Makers, Broken Men, Allusondrugs, Tea Street Band, and more. Click the link below for ticket details or visit facebook.com/LiverpoolCallingFestival

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Calling
  • Date: Saturday 25th July 2015
  • Times: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Venue: Sound Food and Drink, Duke Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets: FREE entry
  • Artists: Andy Bellis, David James Robertson, Little Bird [Australia], Jonathan Coley, Kim Jennett, The Resurrection Men, Ellie Rose Smith, Three Minute Hero & Derek King
  • The facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at  liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
  • Press enquiries & guestlist email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

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To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 136 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. Little Bird – Keep On
triplejunearthed.com/artist/little-bird

2. The Resurrection Men – The Boogieman
theresurrectionmen.bandcamp.com/album/the-sound-of-decomposition

3. David James Robertson – Forgiven
robertsongs.co.uk

4. Ellie Rose Smith – Life Is Good
facebook.com/elliesmithmusic

5. Derek King – I May
derekking.co.uk

6. Jonathan Coley – Spencer The Rover
jonathancoleymusic.com

Theme music
Neil Campbell – Solid Ground
neilcampbell.org.uk

 

ARTIST INFORMATION

 

 Andy Bellis
ANDY BELLIS

facebook.com/AndyBellisOfficial Andy Bellis is a Singer/Songwriter from North Wales who has been writing and recording his own music for over a decade. His influences vary from blues, classic rock, early punk, 80’s synth, modern indie sub genres. David James Robertson
DAVID JAMES ROBERTSON

robertsongs.co.uk Liverpool’s long lost singer-song writer David James Robertson is back home with a debut solo album to celebrate a 20 year journey from the banks of the Mersey to the world and back again. Brought up in a musical family from the Mersey Beat era David has always been at home on stage for many years fronting his own bands. From the mining communities of the Welsh valleys to The Sopranos’ star James Gandolfini’s New York bar David’s live performances have won fans from those who yearn for a well written tune and a night to remember. Little Bird
LITTLE BIRD [Australia]

facebook.com/littlebirdperth

Australia’s acoustic duo Little Bird have announced the release of their self-titled EP Little Bird, available in the UK now. A musical infusion from 2014’s breakthrough band, Little Bird – produced by Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Bob Evans and Red Jezebel), is a unique collection of new wave indie pop, with influences ranging from Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Aplin and Matt Corby.Founded in 2010 by Matt Williams and Rachel O’Hara, Little Bird is the sound of a band coming into their own to create an EP that demonstrates their confidence and skill.

The title track from the EP was released on January 16th  and became a instant success in Australia. The new release introduces Little Birds catchy and rich sound with the intimate and beautiful vocals of lead singer Rachel O’Hara and Matt Williams on guitar.

Following the bands immediate success in Australia, Little Bird will embark on their Until Tomorrow UK tour beginning July 2015. Extra dates are expected to be announced, more information can be found on the band’s official website.

Jonathan Coley

JONATHAN COLEY

jonathancoleymusic.com

Although a relative newcomer to his chosen instrument, music has been in Jon’s life as long as he can remember. Due to both an undying love for music, as well as inspiration from the greats of the folk and blues scene, Jon began writing, and didn’t stop. By crafting a unique playing style that compliments his rich melodies and provocative lyrics perfectly, Jon has carved a sound that is always in demand.Through his music you will hear the romance of Folk and the heartbreak of Blues, combined with a unique style that’s all his own. After spending the past few years experimenting with recording, Jon has finally endeavoured to begin releasing his material to the world at large. By utilising Indiegogo to help fund a lot of exciting content, he will certainly be onto big things soon.

 

 

Kim Jennett

KIM JENNETT
facebook.com/Kimjennettmusic

With her feisty soaring vocals and ferocious guitar playing, Kim delivers an exiting and energetic sound. Fusing traditional rock and blues with a pinch of her own unique flavour she delivers a head turning performance. Taking influences from muddy waters to No Doubt, from Joan jet to Halestorm , Kim started writing music to help her through difficult times in her life, making her songs real raw and gritty.

To date Kim has self released two EP’s a charity single of the cover “aint no sunshine” by bill withers that toped the iTunes pop chart at 18 ,the main chart at 48 and the indie breakers at 4. she has played across the UK acoustically and with her band performing alongside the likes of scouting for girls, Molotov jukebox and the undertones. She is now hard at work on her 3rd EP and is currently breaking into the Manchester scene.

 

 

 

The Resurrection Men

THE RESURRECTION MEN
theresurrectionmen.bandcamp.com

The remains of The Cramps fronted by a lovesick male banshee jamming with a Black Sabbath tribute band and the ghost of Dick Dale in a haunted house.

 

 

 

Ellie Rose Smith

Ellie Rose Smith
facebook.com/elliesmithmusic

Ellie Rose Smith is an 18 year-old Liverpool based singer songwriter. She combines beautiful melodies with a sweet and wistful voice with folk/pop stylings to present a sound reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Laura Marling.

Ellie performs extensively in and around Liverpool at venues like Zanzibar, Parr Street Studio 2 and the world famous Cavern Club, and recently launched her latest EP at The Brink last May.

 

 

 

Three Minute Hero

THREE MINUTE HERO
threeminutehero.com

Deriving the name from a song by 2-tone ska band The Selecter, Three Minute Hero is a semi acoustic artist active on the live music scene. The brainchild of Liverpool songwriter, musician and award-winning promoterStuart Todd, Three Minute Hero fuses raw social commentary with an eclectic mix of melodic material; elevating the classic three minute pop song by giving it a subversive lyrical twist.Stuart Todd recorded his first EP Playing The Field in 2004, followed by a second EP Man On A Mission in 2005. Having worked with musician Neil Campbell in the group Triad, the two re-emerged as an acoustic duo; with the release of their long awaited studio album Campbell Todd in October 2007. Stuart fronted his own group, TheFreebies, to promote his first solo album A Question Of Time during 2009/2010.

Since 2009, Stuart has been promoting the long running Liverpool Acoustic event; with Graham Holland at The View Two Gallery. The success of Liverpool Acoustic was confirmed at the first ever Liverpool Music Awards, when Stuart collected the award for Live Music Night of the Year 2012. They won the award again in 2013. Building on this success, Stuart is now running a popular open mic night every Monday at Sound Food & Drink.

Stuart Todd has reinvented himself and is bringing a fresh approach to his music with Three Minute Hero. The artist has been in the studio recording tracks for a new album with respected producer and engineer Andy Fernihough.

Stuart’s new single 173 (Is Just A Number) is available to buy fromthreeminutehero.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

Derek King

DEREK KING
derekking.co.uk

With songs about the ups and downs of life and love, and the odd bit of topical content thrown in, Derek is very much a songwriter for today.

Having been a musical performer for most of his adult life, Derek’s musical journey began at the tender age of 16 when he played bass guitar in a post punk “new-wave” band.  The band went on (without him!) to become the “the Vapors” and enjoyed a respectable amount of success and a couple of top ten hits.  Having the wrong hair-style for the Vapors meant that Derek went in his own musical direction and became a gigging solo artist around the Guildford area for a while.

Later on he moved to Liverpool, where he has lived for the past 20+ years, and he has played in various bands before more recently finding his niche as a solo singer-songwriter.  His song “Perfect Days” was awarded a “Commended Entry” certificate in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest and in 2013 and 2014 his entries “Beautiful in Blue” and “To Be a Boy” were both finalists in the prestigious Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge.

A regular performer around Liverpool’s acoustic music scene, Derek is also an enthusiastic promoter of local music and hosts his own regular events under the name “K’s Choice Acoustic“.

 

 

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.

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TJWS 295: Mondays are music days

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:48

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I think we can all agree – Mondays are a great day for music. We’re glad you’re with us for today’s episode full with brand new music from the submission box and a bit of banter about the superamazing Moods of the Madison festival that just took place out in Ennis, Montana. (Hint: it was amazing.)

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RJD2 spinning a sick set at Moods of the Madison 2015. (Photo credit Kathryn Hayes)

The Playlist ATL Funk Super Faced 31st Century Josephine Josephine Greye Where is Johnny Monday Blackbirds Monday Blackbirds Surrender Surrender Jon Wayne and The Pain Blue Skies A Poor Man’s Pocket David Garlitz Tonight We Celebrate v3 1 Detroit Block Party The Infatuations Past Lives The Ghost is Clear Exohxo L-O-V-E Ethereal Foxy and the Hares Viva Los Angeles Viva Los Angeles Kevin Sandbloom Dance Sunshine Dance Another Juggle Another Juggle First and Last First and Last Gemology Meet Me At The Wishing Well Shamanaid My Baby Sung To Me Sung To Me Rainbow Fresh Kiss The Ground Kiss The Ground Charlotte Wrinch The Man Sparkleton Grown Up Avenger Stuff Ton petit bébé EP David Garlitz Messing Around Messing Around Eyes For Gertrude

 

See you next week!

~JW and CR

Hookspine: Enough Cuteness

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00
Hookspine Hookspine is the one man project of French artist JnL, Jean-Nicolas Lys.

Enough Cuteness is his first single, from his debut EP planned for December 2015.

The single is available as a digital download with the B-side Brazen pimp (which itself is worth checking out at the links below) and will be out on CD in August

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Is This Thing On Independent Music podcast BLUE

Is This Thing On Podcast - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:24

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Is This Thing On Podcast

 

Hey now! Listen to this You can hear Rocket Van – 15 minutes, The Beautiful Game – King William, James Bartholomew – Far Away, The Vast Alps – Vanity, The Fierce and The Dead – On VHS, Nick Tann – Dream
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Friday Club: Being Me is Easy

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:00

Friday ClubA new track from Birmingham and Finnish collaboration FRIDAY CLUB dropped earlier this month on July 3rd after a bit of a hiatus the band had reportedly been taking.

“Being Me Is Easy” is a solid track that shows a lot of promise for things to come for the band, although we are sad that it ended a bit short at a little over 2 minutes. Naturally we immediately found ourselves getting our continued fix on their Soundcloud page and further drawn into 2013’s “Friday Club EP” and a handful of other great tracks.

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Rathole Radio 150 – 19th July 2015

Rathole Radio - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:12

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Time for another Rathole Radio! The usual mixture of eclectic music from around the world combined with the usual dose of elongated ramblings from myself. This show we have Russian electro, American rock, Polish indie, Italian metal, Scottish rap and much more. Hope you enjoy it.

00:00 – ManHat10FineCC BY Licensed – More Russian music, it seems to be a hotbed of talent right now. This beautifully produced bit of indie pop has hints of Dubstep and a great drum sound. Only released in April 2015.

07:53 – TickleMy Wee TribeCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – British hip hop with a message from Black Lantern Records. Tickle raps fast but perhaps that’s because he’s got plenty to say, I like his political sensibilities and the music isn’t bad either

Humeans: Let’s Do It

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:00
Humeans “Humeans are the two swedish DIY producers Mikael Laaksoharju and Thomas Isberg working in the box from their living rooms. Everything is recorded, mixed and mastered on laptops, mostly using headphones – a great example of the recording revolution taking place. Inspired by the 18th century philosopher David Hume, who said that human behaviour is controlled by desire rather than reason, Humeans aim to defeat loneliness with a powerful mixture of stomp, thin guitars and clever lyrics.” [bio]

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 193

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:15

Songs provided by the artists and CyberPR. Theme song provided by Dan at DanOSongs.com.

Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.

Heet Joshi – Smoke Island
Rebel House Radio – One More Day
Well-Known Strangers – Release Me
The Alpine Camp – Seven Miles
Charlie Leavy – Summers Day Runaway
Dead Rock West – I Used to Love Her

 

AMPed Show #501

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Nick Tann of Is This Thing On Podcast

Show: DarkCompass
Song: H!de (H!de)

Show: Is This Thing On Podcast
Song: The Way Life Is (Charlie Leavy )

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Counting Stars (Sentinel)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Two Hands (Frazer)

Show: The Bugcast
Song: Go! Go! Go! (Emerald Park)

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Wells: Fractures

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 12:00

WellsThe debut single ‘Fractures’ from Sydney, Australia rock band WELLS was just released through Monday Records, showing up first a few short days back via the music blog Indie Shuffle.

The group is a brand new project of Alastair Cairns, who is also known as the now retired Atlas B. Salvesen. The track was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studios with production and mixing falling to Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull) and mastering to Greg Calbi (Tame Impala, Future Islands, The War On Drugs).

The band will be launching the single with a string of East Coast shows in the Australian Spring of 2015 at with a full EP release scheduled for later in the year. Links to Monday Records are as follows:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER

Fractures HypeMachine

Cowboy Cantor 255ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:30

1. OceanseaKingdom Come (Évora, Portugal)

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2. peixe : aviãoQuebra (Braga, Portugal)

3. Indian ZephyrYear After Year  (Porto, Portugal)

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4. FURSJust Kids (Londres, Inglaterra)

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5. Color CollageShareholder (Brooklyn, E.U.A.)

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6. Country Playground – My Last Love Song (Marinha Grande, Portugal) [artista do mês de Julho]

7. Sun Valley Gun ClubEven Before I Learned To Write (Sacramento, E.U.A.)

 

Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.

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