Feature: Andy Monaghan's (Frightened Rabbit) People Behind The Music
Andy Monaghan from Frightened Rabbit shares his thoughts on inspirational people behind the music, including some established names amongst ones to watch.
Tom Rose, Reveal Records
Brainchild of workaholic Tom Rose, who started the label after seeing Kris Derver and believing that if he could convince Kris to let him release his record, he could sell it through his record shop. The label is key to some of the UKs most cutting edge folk. It's home to Lau, Roddy Woomble, Simone Felice and many more.
Chris Taylor - Producer
Known for his role as the bass player in Grizzly Bear, Chris has produced their last three albums, founded his own record label and released one of my favourite records of the last few years, CANT. Nobody likes a show off!
Strange Weather Brooklyn - Recording Studio
Even though I've never been here, having followed their story online I know it's a recording studio of the highest calibre. The chaps LOVE to geek out and have taken the high road along the DIY route with a lot of their pre amps and outboard toys to make the aural visions all the starry eyes clients have sonically intergalactic. Check out Woodsman http://woodsmanman.bandcamp.com/track/all-tangled-up who've recorded here.
Fife-based collective of musicians, artists and maniacs. They've put out records by Kid Canaveral, FOUND, King Creosote and Withered Hand and love any excuse to take over a large village / small town or remote island for a weekend party.
Jeff Zeigler, Uniform Recording - Record Producer
This guy loves synths, weird Japanese guitars, coffee and delay pedals! He's either produced, recorded, engineered or all of the above for Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Violens and his own Arc In Round outfit.
Glasgow legend JD Twitch started a label a few years ago and has released and remixed some real dirty numbers when he's not out rocking your dancefloor into oblivion with Optimo partner JG Wilkes. The most recent output from the label is an arpeggiated odyssey from Glasgow's Golden Teacher.
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes Wavves, Pissed Jeans, Vetiver, Miike Snow, The Bravery and Grizzly Bear. Remix MP3: Miike Snow - Animal (Peter Bjorn and John Remix) Cover MP3: The Bravery - Rocket (Smashing Pumpkins) Live MP3: Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able (Live on David Letterman) MP3 Roundup Wavves MP3: Wavves - Mickey Mouse http://www.myspace.com/wavves Pissed Jeans MP3: Pissed Jeans - False Jesii Part 2 http://www.subpop.com/arti... (continued) [read more]
Well I hope you find this week's gig review to be through the roof amazing due to last week's being AWOL...and if not for the fact that most of the shows are in Londontown (is this detrimental? i think not. it is the capital after all) it is a pretty bloody good lineup of the best artists of the moment. 4 cities, 2 countries, 1 venue twice, all American artists.....enjoy! Monday Port O'Brien & Papercuts - Night & Day, Manchester Port O'Brien of City Slang Records play this... (continued) [read more]
Shields Expanded features eight B-sides, demos, and other unreleased material that will also be edited as a standalone 12’’. To celebrate it, the band has revealed a previously unreleased song called ‘Listen and Wait’, that you can hear below. [read more]
Since the heady days of 2002 when Hundred Reasons and Vex Red released albums on major labels and the likes of Reuben were making waves with countless tours, earning the Hampshire townâs scene the tag of âEnglandâs answer to Seattleâ by at least one major magazine, the town of Aldershot and the surrounding areas has had countless scenes and several bands come through, but rarely has it been as healthy and varied as right now. With both Aldershotâs West End Centre and ... (continued) [read more]