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big in Japan?

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Just heard that In The Evil Empire is scheduled for heavy rotation on a Japanese radio station.

That’s Nagoya Radio - it’s a bilingual site, and you’ll be able to hear my single on it rather a lot, hopefully.  Exciting stuff!

new(ish) Brighton bands I like

Just for a change, and because everyone loves a pundit, I fancy writing about local bands encountered recently who didn’t make me want to puke.

Well, not so much “writing” like a reviewer, more listing them in no particular order, without spoon-feeding – so you can discover their brilliance for yourself.  Also, lists are how we communicate nowadays:

Man Ray Sky – incredible layered guitar/electro soundscapes and vistas

Lutine – spooky anti-folk from the dark, dark ages (their debut gig in a church was stunning)

Thee Bald Knobbers – absolutely indescribable.  This link is live footage.  It’s terrifying.

Shonalika Tilak – a superb singer with some extremely dark, absorbing music

Stevie and the Nobodies – crunchy guitars, smart tunes, humour

Prissy Lips - utter fucking exotic trash glam

Plurals – drones and transcendence

Broken Ears – punchy, hard-edged acoustica (fairly new outfit, but already very strong)

& the marvellous Junkboy

An interesting mixture, and that’ll do for now – apologies to any I’ve missed out, although doubtless there’ll be more…  There were three very good acts at my recent launch gig, for example – check them out too.  In fact, check em all out.

 

 

Hot TV action! a new song on the box

 

Seasonal fear!  Here’s a new song from me at 6min26 called Dead Men Sing Us To Our Rest – very apt for the dark, hushed mortuary time of year it was shot and broadcast…

This is episode 4 of StageUp Unplugged, which went out on local TV & Virgin 159 just before Xmas, now archived to their Youtube channel.  Do check it out – there’s other good stuff on there, plus it’s an interesting and worthwhile outfit: a Social Enterprise involved in mental health.

More news (and hopefully, gigs) soon.

 

launch gig video – 2 songs with horns

Here’s an extract from the launch gig, as threatened – two songs (In The Evil Empire & Self Possession, which features improvisation and death-cries).  It was a lovely night, and hopefully this captures some of the energy.  Have a look:

launch gig photos

some pics by Agata Urbaniak from last night’s launch of In The Evil Empire

(l-r: MF, Dolly Dollycore, Pete Wiseman, Vicky Gould & Stephen Bad Mother-Folker)

It went very well indeed – thanks to all who came, and I’ll probably stick some video highlights on Youtube soon.  Onward.

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