Ciarán 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!The Flood HypeMachine
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 136
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 136 to download for free.
1. Little Bird – Keep On
2. The Resurrection Men – The Boogieman
3. David James Robertson – Forgiven
4. Ellie Rose Smith – Life Is Good
5. Derek King – I May
6. Jonathan Coley – Spencer The Rover
Neil Campbell – Solid Ground
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
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 [Australia]
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.
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.
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 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 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
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
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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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.)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
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
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
You know it makes sense!
“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.Being Me Is Easy HypeMachine
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 – ManHat10 – Fine – CC 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 – Tickle – My Wee Tribe – CC 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
Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.
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:Fractures HypeMachine
1. Oceansea – Kingdom Come (Évora, Portugal)
2. peixe : avião – Quebra (Braga, Portugal)
3. Indian Zephyr – Year After Year (Porto, Portugal)
4. FURS – Just Kids (Londres, Inglaterra)
5. Color Collage – Shareholder (Brooklyn, E.U.A.)
6. Country Playground – My Last Love Song (Marinha Grande, Portugal) [artista do mês de Julho]
7. Sun Valley Gun Club – Even Before I Learned To Write (Sacramento, E.U.A.)
Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.
The single Happy Damage is a free download off the forthcoming EP, arriving this September via the band’s new label, MAG MAG records (magmagrecords.com).Happy Damage HypeMachine
This week on The Bugcast: new cars, ripoff technology, and 8 great tracks of Creative Commons music!Songs played
- 10centSunday – Dreamer – from Prescott, US – source
- JOKRISS – Back When – from Brooklyn, NY – source
- Blue Wave Theory – Lava Spout – from Cherry Hill, NJ – source
- Arun Chillara – Flying High – from Mumbai, India – source
- Trancendam & Laurie Webb – Aren’t You Clever – from Biarritz, France – source
- Michele Condotti – Raccomandami Papi – from Milano, Italy – source
- Kyle Cox – Life Is Good – from Nashville, TN – source
- Down from Zero – Livin the High Life – from Dublin, GA – source
- 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 369, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 24 July 2015 at 21:30 UK time (BST/UTC+1).
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You might recall that I mentioned on show #309 that I put together a playlist for BeatLounge Radio that I decided to save for later. It seems later is now. It’s been that kind of month, to be honest.
These are all tunes I’ve played before here, so they’re not eligible for the yearbook, but feel free to share your favorites with me in the comments anyway. Hope y’all enjoy this.
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #312:
- (00:42) Delerium, “Days Turn Into Nights” Buy from: iTunes
- (06:16) Alice Russell, “Hurry On Now (FKJ Remix)” Stream on: SoundCloud
- (10:58) Data Romance, “Something To Me”
- (15:24) Artemis, “Creation” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (20:11) san.drine, “Blue” Buy from: iTunes
- (23:56) Atu, “Can Do It” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (26:42) Merge Of Equals, “My Everything” Buy from: iTunes
- (32:12) Emily Underhill, “Dreamcatcher” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (35:52) starRo (feat. Mikezilla), “Touching the Void” Buy from: iTunes
- (40:44) Alina Baraz and Galimatias, “Drift” Buy from: iTunes
- (44:24) Mindex (feat. Christina Sofina), “Sleepy” Buy from: iTunes
- (47:29) Niels Binias, “Empty Walls (The Walton Hoax Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (51:28) Motif (feat. Pamela Nyambo), “Strong (Alternate Original Mix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (56:10) Bonobo (feat. Cornelia), “Pieces” Buy from: iTunes
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“This single is inspired by British explorer Percy Fawcett who was lost in the jungle and presumed dead. An ode to the Fawcett family’s motto, “Difficulties Be Damned” captures a determination and naivety found throughout life’s journey.
“The song highlights the danger of succumbing to freedom from modern life without finding a balance between the structured and primal side of ourselves.” [via GLG Publicity]
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Back again for 2 episodes in one! Yeah, I forgot to upload the one from 2 days ago, so I put it before today’s and made one big episode!
So in part one, I talk about my 3rd day of my all juicing lifestyle change and how I made an incredible loss for 2 days!
– and part 2 I talk about day 5, my challenges from the night before
And then I get into some silly charm you can put on your dog and cat, and then why we’re being too PC again…
Listen and feel free to comment!!!
I announce three things: London Podcrawl 2015 is September 12th, Prizes to be got, and Psychostick in the UK!!!!!
- Gatherer: Sensational Creations (Single Release, Wellington, New Zealand, Collision Course)
- Zedi Forder: Time After Time (Single Release, UK)
- A Course of Action: Who We Are (North Carolina, USA)
- Prospective: Explore (from “Chronosphere”, Bologne, Italy)
- Trysth: Ordeal Vision (from “Soul Chambers”, Sofia, Bulgaria)
- Deraign: Pit of Misery (Gold Coast, Australia, Dead Centre Productions)
- Third Ion: The Kineticist (from “13/8bit”, Glasstone Records, Clawhammer)
- Her Demise, My Rise: King Cold (from “Curses”, USA)
- Myridia: Arise (from “Mirror of Eden”, Bournemouth, UK)
- Neurotech: Of Adversary (from “Stigman”, Slovenia)
- Sintrophy: Greed to None (from “The Arrival”, Ruhr, Germany)
- Azgard: Evil is Coming (from “At The Break o fThe Day”, Ukraine)
- Outrun The Sunlight: Stars in The Ocean (from “Stars in The Ocean”, Chicago, USA)
- Archivist: Ascension (from “Archivist”, Austria, England, Germany)
- Dope Stars Inc: Many Thanks (from “TeraPunk”, Rome, Italy)
- Defect Designer: The Terrible (from “Ageing Accelerator, Oslo, Norway)
- Black Dawn: I Could Never Be (from “Until we Meet”, New York, USA) – Prizes
- Great White Shark Fight: Saccades (Single Release, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada)
- Psychostick: Bruce Campbell (from “IV – Revenge of The Vengeance”, USA)
Today’s feature is by Alex Stephens, a 19 year old songwriter from North Wales whose passion is playing, writing and composing his own music. He not only performs with the guitar and piano but also sings, although today’s feature “A Different Sky to Yours” is a pure instrumental track that evokes the same visionary beauty along the lines of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’s great, “September Fifteenth”.
Be sure to follow Alex on Soundcloud where he posts updates on a regular basis.A Different Sky To Yours HypeMachine