October 19, 2017

Trevor and The Joneses: Take You to Stay

Las Vegas isn't known as city that is associated with cutting edge music. It's a place for over the hill acts making a killing catering to audiences who are taking a break between gambling sessions. But as per usual in any major city there is a small but vibrant underground scene where good things happen. Psychedelic rock quartet Trevor and The Joneses boasts not one, but two multi-instrumentalists and a swinging rhythm section. Their second album Take You to Stay is colourful trip to memory lane, signposted by acts like Love, Nazz, Jefferson Airplane and The Velvet Underground.

They love to experiment - Breaking Bones is a clash of the East and West Coast guitar - and bring in a sitar played by Barnaby Gallagher to add an extra layer to the title track. Meteors is an improvised tracks that could have been produced by Joe Meek had he lived long enough to produce the early Pink Floyd. Jones' nasal vocals take center stage in Found, a melancholic, mostly acoustic, pop song.

The Sideshow Tragedy: Nobody

The Sideshow Tragedy, a garage blues rock duo from Austin, TX, have made a video for Nobody, the lead single from their forthcoming new album The View From Nowhere. All they need is a resonator guitar and set of drums to create a tune about getting in serious trouble.

Jan Wouter Oostenrijk: Vrije Geluiden Festival videos

Jan Wouter Oostenrijk performed with his Electric Quartertone Guitar Trio @ Vrije Geluiden Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Marco van den Akker is on fretless bass and Tuur Moen is on drums. Watch videos from Sabah el Nour and Carry On, two tracks from the We Are Connected album.

October 18, 2017

Johnny KIlls: Not So Bad

UK rock trio Johnny Kills continue their quest to keep Britpop alive and well in the 21st Century with their latest single Not So Bad. They can only just reach the higher notes in the chorus, honouring the old adage of "no guts no glory". Once again mastered by Pete Maher and produced by Alex Greaves it can serve as last minute addition to Summer playlists.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Patti Smith: show in Dublin, Ireland

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will play Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland on June 6th, 2018. Special guest: Patti Smith. Tickets on sale 23rd October at 9am. Fingers crossed for a full tour of this combination.