Blog Takeover Part 5. Guest Editor Kieran Leonard

Hi I’m Kieran Leonard, I am a musical expeditionary, a singer-songwriter, and I have just released my debut album ‘Out of Work Astronaut’. Here are my new music recommendations. 1. Skaters I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How) This is my friend Joshua Hubbard’s (formerly The Paddingtons) new project in New York. They have

Blog Takeover Part 4. Guest Editor Tony Lazarus

Hi my name is Tony Lazarus, and I am a keyboard player / singer with a passion for music – most music. I also recently guest-hosted the excellent @thelostrecord twitter blog which kind of does what it says on the tin. I’ve been listening to music for a very long time indeed, and although I’m

#FSOL 29. Dexter Strangeways ‘Where The Bodies Are Buried’

When I see the names Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and David Lynch used to describe the sound of an artist I get excited. Admittedly I get a bit scared too as they are all rather big tags for comparison and very hard to live up to. However, when I first heard Where the

Blog Takeover Part 3. Guest Editor Amy Wragg (AKA Fan Girl) From Soapbox

Hi I’m Amy Wragg, the founder of SoapBox, an independent (self-employed) music & arts events promoter, creative producer and freelance Artist Liaison. I fell into being a promoter quite by accident 6 years ago and have been passionately promoting local original unsigned music ever since. I have run over 300 events, with very little, if any, funding or support. They always feature the very best

#FSOL 28. Ringo Deathstarr ‘Rip’

  ‘Rip’ is the name of the new single by Austin, Texas natives Ringo Deathstarr. The band formed in 2007 channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. They initially released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan – a self-titled EP in 2007 and

Blog Takeover Part 1. Guest Editor Russ Morris

Hi my name is Russ. I’m a 50 something indie kid who hasn’t quite grown up. In my youth music was dull, insipid and forced fed to you by Tops of The Pops and Austin Powers style Radio DJ’s. I suppose the nation’s one saving musical grace was the late and great John Peel hidden

Band Of The Week. Swearwords

While their name may conjure negative thoughts, don’t rule out U.S band Swearwords just yet. The Chicago based 5 piece have plenty to offer all music lovers, making classic indie-pop about American’s Mid West. Their last offering ‘Ration the Joy,’ released in 2011, was a fun uplifting E.P with sounds of The Cribs and carved Swearwords as

New Releases: On The Right Chord Music Stereo

There is just so much amazing new music caressing our ear lobes this week. To avoid missing anything out, here is a round-up of the very best music extracted from the black hole, which is the Right Chord Music inbox. 1. High Highs: Once Around The House We fell in love with High Highs last

Band Of The Week. Turtle Giant

After forming in Sao Paulo a mere 3 years ago, Turtle Giant have become a fast-growing and perfectly oiled machine. The trio, having spent years touring Asia, South America and Europe with their last offerings, are back with a brand new E.P.  The EP ‘All Hidden Places,’ will be the bands third studio release and

Blackchords Announce Australian Tour To Support New Album ‘A Thin Line’

Melbourne, Australia’s Blackchords have released further details of their much anticipated new album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed eponymous debut release. We now have a title and a release date. ‘A Thin Line’ will be released by Blackchords on September 1st. In support of the release, the band have also announced their largest national tour

Band Of The Week. Shark?

Brooklyn band Shark? are doing what few bands have done since the mid 90’s; releasing their latest L.P on cassette. This ever-elusive medium only enhances the old school feel that the music of the album evokes. The band knows how to have fun and offering their music on cassette shows not only their love of timeless

Band Of The Week. Motorcycle Display Team

Hearing the words ‘Motorcycle Display Team’ wouldn’t automatically conjure up images of a pop-rock band, but think again. The London based three-piece are revving up for an action-packed twelve months. Releasing their debut album this August and touring the UK, 2012 is looking like their year. Forming back in 2008 Steve, Mog and Matt’s journey