Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Music Engine Show 4/6/13

Really packed show tonight! Big thanks to my guests who both played live sessions.
Owen Penrice and the Kingskins & Andy Watts formerly of 90s big band the Seahorses.

Playlist -

Air/ Lock -Bad Girl
Wagstar-Drinking Beer
Audio Disease-Cant believe in love
JAE-We never stop
Lost Legions-Pompeil
Ben Montague-Sweet Amelia
Dave Weston -Pictures and letters
Bingo players -Buzzcut
Alavano-Lions Gone 
Friday Club-All I Wanna Do Is
Solidmann -Shine 
The Gravity Drive - 'Tear Me Apart' 
True Margrit - Syllable
Andy Watts -Museum of love & session  


Air/Lock who are based in Derbyshire, England.
Formed in 2011 by four old school friends looking to start a band and sharing the same goal, Air/Lock’s influence of the classics to create groove based music with catchy riffs is now beginning to capture the attention of rock fans worldwide.
Having recently signed to LMC Records, writing for their debut album is now well underway with plans for it to reach a worldwide audience in 111 countries which will also result in a tour in support of this.  
Three singles will be released from the album which will all be mastered at the world renowned Metropolis Studios in London.  The first single is Bad Girl and you can find details on how you can purchase this along with additional information about Air/Lock by visiting their websites www.reverbnation.com/AirLockUK and www.facebook.com/AirLockUK or you can follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/airlockuk

Ben Montague ‘Sweet Amelia’
Released: 23rd June

Ben has spent the past two years writing and recording the album at Rockfield with producer Dave Eringa, who has worked with the likes of the Manic Street Preachers. It has a very pop rock influence but also has quite an acoustic singer/songwriter sound. ‘He is a rock guy and I write pop songs, we met in the middle’ says Ben. The last few months have seen Ben perform relentlessly around the country on his first major nationwide tour and he recently toured with Amy Macdonald.

JAE who is based in California, USA.
Now advancing to the next level in her career following her working with Bindelari Music, JAE now hits the scene with her new single We Never Stop.
Headed by an experienced all star production team including Binky Womack who is a nephew of Bobby Womack, and Troy (Cash) Wimbley who have worked with the likes of Tupac, Snoop Dog and Chaka Khan, JAE’s music is already creating a huge buzz in the US and abroad through the exposure she has been receiving.
Further information on JAE including details on how you can purchase her material can be found on her website www.jaethearrival.com  and www.facebook.com/jaesings   You can also follow JAE on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jordance

Friday Club are a new band from Birmingham.
They previously worked with Dom Ganderton (PEACE/SUPERFOOD/WIDE EYED/ SWIM DEEP and have played a handful of prestigious gigs including This Feeling, supported Chase & Status, Labrinth and Black Tambourines. Friday Club have been working tirelessly, regularly playing some of UK’s hottest venues; including The Old Blue Last, Sunflower Lounge, Purple Turtle , Friars Court Warrington and will soon be supporting the likes of Jawws at Villa Park (Counteract Magazine Festival).
“…music that seems to encapsulate the meaning of feel good” Counteract Magazine
“…an instant, timeless catchiness to their sound” Hooting and Howling Magazine
The band has proved to be a big hit thus far, exploding onto the B-Town scene. They notched up well over a thousand listens within the first week of launching ‘All I Wanna Do Is’ online purely through band self promotion live.
Their live sound and live recording techniques have meant that Friday Club have gained notoriety from both critics and fans alike. Their live sound has been described as encapsulating the meaning of feel good, their songs have been described as being catchy songs with upbeat rhythms and addictive refrains and they have the ability to win over a crowd within a moment.
Friday Club’s endearing nature and rebellious streak is what stands them aside from many of the other successful Birmingham bands of their time. Despite this they are possibly the hardest working band within the city at the moment, totally self managed and funded, the band owe nothing to anybody.
The band play the following live dates :
May 25th - Hare & Hounds Birmingham (This Feeling)
May 29th - Purple Turtle Camden Town London (Supporting Black Tambourines)
May 31st - Old Blue Last London (Free Entry Show)
June 1st - Love It Kent Party In The Park
June 16th - Villa Park Birmingham - Counteract Magazine Villa Kit Launch Festival
For more information visit :

Audio Disease-
"Can't Believe in Love" is the new single from up and coming rock band Audio Disease from Dudley in the West Midlands.
The band consists of Tom Harris (16 - Lead vocals), Dan Bremner (18 - Lead Guitar & backing Vocals), Scoob Davies (18 - Drums), Josh Warby (20 - Rhythm Guitar) and Luke Bradley (17 - bass).
Their 7 track debut EP - "Contagion" is available NOW via iTunes and all other digital distributors.
This year, the band have played several impressive gigs at venues across the Midlands and London, including the O2 Academy, Birmingham; The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, Proud Camden and The Queens Head, Islington.
Their website is audiodisease.com
Facebook – Audio Disease
Twitter - @audiodisease
Soundcloud – Audio Disease 

Dave Weston who is based in London, England.
Having played harmonica for a number of bands on the London music scene, Dave Weston has now taken the solo step up the music ladder resulting in his debut EP That For Thinking Them Dancing.
Taking the name of the EP from a saying his late father used to regularly quote which means ‘use your head son’, Dave Weston’s music is now beginning to make huge inroads on the Blues and also the mainstream music scene with a number of radio stations already picking up on his G.Love influenced sound.
That For Thinking Them Dancing is now available to purchase on iTunes.  Details of this along with further information on Dave Weston can be found on his website www.facebook.com/davewestonmusic

Lost Legions-

Lost Legions are a four-piece Indie rock band from Jarrow and South Shields in the North East of England; combining a range of influences from Punk to Alternative Indie Rock we are ready to take our music to a wider world audience
We as a collective are a hardworking and enthusiastic group looking to do everything in our power to showcase what we believe to be great music that we create.
With 4 writers in the band our songs are more a piece of art that has been constructed rather than something simply written on a whim.  
Please go to www.soundcloud.com/lostlegions for our tracks & you can also find us on www.facebook.com/lostlegions &twitter @lostlegions1.
Artists Lost Legions have been compared too & sound like are Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Kasabian, The Killers, One Night Only, We Are Scientists, The Editors, Green Day, Paramore.
The band's tracks 'Searching' and ‘Jason’s Drugs’ have recently been featured on the Introducing section on BBC Radio Newcastle.

Wagstar who is based in Lancashire, England.
The product of an unsigned songwriter who decided to sell songs direct to the music loving public, Wagstar still remains anonymous due to, in his own words, ‘simply being unable to afford to pay the number of security staff required to hold back lusting fans….’
Despite no one knowing how he appears, Wagstar has still managed to secure BBC radio play as well as exposure on a number of local FM stations too, with more expected to follow.
Details on how you can purchase Wagstar’s material along with additional information can be found on his websites www.wagstar.co.uk and Facebook HERE or you can follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Wagstar1


Bingo Players ‘Buzzcut’
Released: 20th May (Hysteria)
Hysteria is home to past Bingo Players top ten charting releases such as "Rattle", "Out Of My Mind", "L'Amour" "Cry (Just A Little)" as well as releases from other artists such as Sando Silva "Core", Bassjackers "Duckface", Ralvero "F... What U Heard" and many others. "Buzzcut", the follow up to "Out of My Mind" features a driving bass line along side piercing synths that lead up to a menacing drop. The big room energy of this record is not be taken lightly as it is sure to ignite dance floors and festival crowds across the world.
Released: 20th May (Hysteria)
Label: Hysteria
The new single from Bingo Players, "Buzzcut", will be released exclusively on Beatport May 20th 2013 via their own label Hysteria. Hysteria is home to past Bingo Players top ten charting releases such as "Rattle", "Out Of My Mind", "L'Amour" "Cry (Just A Little)" as well as releases from other artists such as Sando Silva "Core", Bassjackers "Duckface", Ralvero "F... What U Heard" and many others.
"Buzzcut", the follow up to "Out of My Mind" features a driving bass line along side piercing synths that lead up to a menacing drop. The big room energy of this record is not be taken lightly as it is sure to ignite dance floors and festival crowds across the world.

The debut release from this exciting new band from Glasgow, ALAVANO.
' On The Rocks'/ lions Gone 
It's released on the 10th June 2013 and available to pre order now from iTunes and all good digital retailers. Their debut (self titled) album follows in August 2013.
Led by Ocean Adams, they're a six piece indie/rock band who are stunning audiences all over the UK with their blistering live performance.
"On The Rocks" has a touch of Sergio Pizzorno from Kasabian about it. You'll know what we mean when you hit "play." It's one of those sing-a-long favourites at the band's gigs. Everyone can get involved in the "ahhhhhhs!"
Their debut album is full of heartbreak, loss and deceit - as well as hope, real life stories and love. It's an absolute belter of a debut album.

Solidmannn is a singer/producer/songwriter/model/author/ actor and entreprenuer. Born in a West African heritage,he have a very unique style, a mixture of afrobeat, reggae, hiphop, r&b, dance, electronics, jazz and rock.He is very talented, he has collaborated with a whole variety of artist all around the world and also have been featured in movies, produce and write songs for artist. He is the next generation of positive musicians that will touch the heart of people all around the world. He is the ceo/owner of Punch Line Music which specializes on music production, artist development, music publishing and music licensing. He is currently working on his long- awaited debut album which will be coming out soon.
If you would like to use this song or work with this artist please contact Solidmannn directly at:
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The Gravity Drive - 'Tear Me Apart
First ever radio play 
The album is called 'Testament' and it is being mixed and mastered by the legendary Pete Schwier (Dexys, Electronic, Pet Shop Boys) 

With this in mind they have  decided to give the world a little taste of the album and so they are releasing an album track as a free download, 'Tear Me Apart' on Mon 10th of June from our website www.thegravitydrive.com

Andy Watts from ex 90s band The
Seahorses (Stone Roses guitarist John Squire). 
releases  a new 5
track EP 'Fragments of Bone'.
have a look n listen here to the material

Andy Watts -
Twitter -@AndyWatts_Music 

First ever uk play -
True Margrit - Syllable
San Fran band who play all down the west coast of USA from Seattle down, lead by Margrit Eichler
First play on UK radio yet!

Owen Penrice & The Kingskins first EVER official music video. Be great if you could share it or even get some mates to share ti- this video deserves to be seen!

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