Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Gravity Drive special interview music engine show 4/11/14

Amazing to interview the Gravity Drive again . Missed it hear the podcast catch up very soon ! 

Playlist -
AudioKiss -I don't wanna say 
Ben Owen -Dirty Little Secret 
The four Fours -Go 
Demob Happy -Succubus 
Shannon Saunders -Silly little things 
James T turner -Forever  No More 
Shaun Escoffery -People 
Monster Jaw -Low 
Carly Finlay -So hard to be happy 
Veronica -Postcards from Jeff 
Figue Numatic-Nubiyan Twist 
Ian Prowse -Did it for love 
Too many T's -Running Wild 
Olos -Feels like jimi 
Rivier Child -Start over again 
Sylvia -Wolvey antsy 
Pete Colorado -Back at my side 

Featured Artist -Two weeks running 
Bullet Train 
Holy Ghost 

The Gravity Drive 
Trick of the light 
Hearts & Minds
The wilderness 

Info -
Dublin band 'Audiokiss' write 

snappy riff-laden pop tunes with a hard edge.

Redolent of Fleetwood Mac, this track is immediately catchy, with the best of modern production and the quality songwriting of the past - Get AudioKissed!! with <3 to your Ears!

◆ Renown bassist Jack Dublin (ex ‘In Tua Nua’/IslandRecords)
◆ Drummer Rob Campbell (ex ‘Rat Salad’) 
◆ Featuring Megan Burke (X-Factor)

Engineered by Ger McDonnell (U2, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Def Leppard)
Produced by: Ray Traynor (Aslan, Alabama3, The Script)
Mastered by: Simon Francis Mastering, London (Kodaline, Wet Wet Wet, Kaiser Chiefs)

Having toured with U2, Simple Minds, supported the likes of Bob Dylan, Crowded House & The Eurythmics, & played at some of the biggest music festivals with Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Fleetwood Mac, Jack Dublin brings a wealth of talent to this latest track

Already taken up by Ireland’s National Radio ‘Today FM” Station for their playlist, & many local radio stations, the song will be released on the 26th Sept 2014.

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Ben Owen - with the stunning new single "Dirty Little Secret" - available now.

Ben Owen is an English born singer-songwriter based in Staffordshire.

With Influences from The Stray Cats to David Bowie, Ben has crafted a unique image and recognisable sound to match his artistic persona.

Ben’s talents are already attracting attention worldwide. With over 800,000 hits, Ben's YouTube channel has soared past five thousand subscribers and his Facebook page boasts a legion of loyal fans.

After Ben recorded a live cover version of ‘Pharrell Williams - Happy’, the national BBC Introducing team commented, “Hair and voice both excellent.”

Ben has played a number of gigs over his two year career as a solo artist, building a local reputation for his energetic performances.

With headline shows at The Sugarmill in Stoke ‘NME Best Midlands Small Venue', supporting National acts such as The Crookes, Ryan Keen, This Wild Life. Ben is no stranger to the stage.

“The incredibly talented Ben Owen first came to my attention as solo acoustic performer and has slowly crafted a set of songs that displays the fire this artist has burning inside. Always
leaves a crowd pleased and a delight to work with. Catch him whilst you can” – Chris Wilson, The Sugarmill, Stoke.

In March 2013 Ben released his first Single through Kynpe titled ‘You + Me = <3 ‘, the Acoustic driven Blues based riffs are a perfect example of Ben Owen’s influences. With catchy hooks, powerful edgy vocals and memorable guitar riffs, Ben brings something quite different to the table in this modern day and age.

Ben Owen's new release 'Dirty Little Secret' is now available on iTunes along with a music video by award winning director Chris Stone. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnROEhOJSTA

Social media

twitter - @jamminowen

This new Brighton band pack one hell of a punch on their thrashing new track.” – DIY

“Crowned the city’s most exciting band…downright thrilling” - NME

Demob Happy kick their impulsive garage rock clatter into over-drive with relentless debut single ‘Succubus’.

With bottomless bass attack and duel guitars screaming with sustain, ‘Succubus’ lays into a dirty rock ‘n’ roll groove while lyrically, Demob Happy steer their disorderly garage tones to a dark and introspective place.

Frontman Matt Marcantonio adds: “It's about being sold an obsession in stuff. What's harmless to you feels like a love sucking demon bitch to me, quasi-supernaturally so, who leaves your front door open but your mind on pause.”

Leaving Brighton behind, the band ventured deep into the Welsh countryside to record ‘Succubus’, building their own studio in a desolate Carmarthen cottage away from the confines of the city.

Whether it’s battling in court for their gear back from the noise police, making music videos for £10, or recording and producing everything they do themselves, then returning the gear to the shop afterwards for a refund - Demob Happy didn't get it easy, they just made it look that way. Catch the band on tour from October 1st.

‘Succubus’ is due for release November 17thon 7” vinyl and digital download; with a cover of Technohead’s 90s rave anthem ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ on the B-side


Title : Human Nature EP
Format : EP (Download)
Focus Date : 03/11/2014
Label : Martian Pop Records


Two Weeks Running are set to make a triumphant return with their newest offering ‘Human Nature EP’, which is set to be released via Martian Pop Records on 03rd November 2014

Following the release of single ‘Holy Ghost’ back in February, the band received national radio support from Dj’s such as XFM’s John Kennedy and Ian Camfield, BBC Manchester and Lancashire Introducing, as well as making the Absolute Radio playlist as one of Geoff Lloyds’ ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The band were also featured as Artrocker’s ‘New Blood’ as well as being supported by XFM’s associated partner - ‘THIS FEELING” clubnight. Their live shows have become somewhat essential to witness. Their single launch in Manchester saw scenes of chaos, with a ram packed venue, crowd surfing and even footprints on the ceiling.
The Video for Holy Ghost saw the band pick up ‘Rock The House Best Music Video’ award where they had to collect their award in person at the Houses Of Parliament.
The Human Nature EP also contains tracks ‘Waste Of A Day’ which was picked by Steve Lamacq as a stand out track at a BBC Introducing Masterclass as well as the track “INHALE / EXHALE” which was picked by Tom Robinson for the BBC Introducing Mixtape. The EP further backs up just how good Two Weeks Running are musically and as a live band. You need this band in your life.

“Break-neck brilliance. “ This Feeling/XFM

“Catchy, interchanging guitar melodies topped with towering vocals. If this is where guitar music is heading then we’re all in for a treat” NME


1. BULLET TRAIN ( 3:44 )
2. HOLY GHOST ( 4:08 )
3. INHALE/EXHALE ( 3:15 )
4. WASTE OF A DAY ( 3:41)

The full list of UK shows here (More TBA) :

Saturday 1st November @ Night & Day, Manchester (EP Launch)
Monday 3rd November @ Camden Barfly, London



Monster Jaw Unleash ‘LOW’ Video Single

West Yorkshire’s (UK) alt-rock/indie trio ‘Monster Jaw’ announce the release of their psychedelic themed video single for ‘Low’
‘Low’ is the British rock bands second single to taken from their recently released ‘Losing All My Friends’ EP (via Cobra Kitten Records/Code 7).
Produced by Wes Maebe(Libertines, Roger Waters, Robert Plant etc), ‘Losing All My Friends’ EPis available on digital and physical formats.
Connect with Monster Jawat: 

Silly Little Things’
released 24th November 

Fearlessly original, imaginative and instantly gravitational - Shannon Saunders is carving out her very own lane of crystalline pop with the release of her debut single ‘Silly Little Things’ on 24th November.

Backed by dance-infused, house-filtered beats, Shannon’s feisty cool vocals bounce around the crisp melodic hooks, coating the electro-savvy arrangements to create a sound that is very much her own yet confidently reminiscent.

‘Silly Little Things’ follows Shannon’s debut track, ‘Sheets', a song that has taken on a life of its own, dominating the Hype Machine chart at #1 when it emerged online earlier this year and receiving over 227k listens on SoundCloud by word-of-mouth alone.

Intriguing, experimental and seductive. Discover here...



Website – http://po.st/ShannonWeb
Youtube – http://po.st/ShannonOnYoutube
Twitter – http://po.st/ShannonOnTwitter
Instagram – http://po.st/ShannonOnInstagram
Soundcloud – http://po.st/SoundCLoud
Facebook – http://po.st/ShannonOnFB
Sheets Soundcloud – http://po.st/SheetsSoundcloud

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Ex Amsterdam & Pele lead singer Ian Prowse releases his brand new single Lest We Forgetthis month.
The single is to both commemorate and mourn the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Ypres. A battle which saw the British Army suffer losses that resulted in the decision of mass conscription for the young men of Britain. Ian also tours in Oct + Nov and plays the following live date in your area...
9th Nov - Exeter Phoenix

'Wolvey, Ansty' is the new single from Sylvia will be released on 1st Decemberon Regent Street Records. It’s the first single from their eagerly-awaited new album. Single available at : http://thisissylvia.bandcamp.com 

Irish born singer/songwriter Carl Finlay ready for Fusion Debut
set to release his new single 'So Hard to Be Happy' on December 1stfrom his debut album which will be available next year. A unique artist blending together folk, reggae and rock attributes. Rupert Cobb (The Killers, Muse) has been involved in the project and mastering the album. 


Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMH2E4x8kY&list=UUkxns__aWj42Prcp2pdZyQ&index=1

Figue Numatic’ is the first release from the 12 piece and is out on December 1st - Think Digable Planets crossed with Erykah Badu plus a few horns thrown in to keep the afrobeat vibe. 


‘A beautiful blend of groovy dub wih uplifting horns and soulful female vocals’ – The Guardian


Official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCb7ciWR7A4


Melodic explorer, Postcards From Jeff releases Veronica.  The eponymous Femme Fatale first emerged from a writing session in the multi-instrumentalist and producer's studio, located in the bleak moors between Leeds and Manchester.  Personifying a hyperreal yet impossible idea of femininity, of the kind portrayed by directors such as David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Veronica is an exploration of the archetype rather than a condemnation or affirmation.

Musically, Postcards From Jeff seamlessly blends together far flung folk, electronica, country, krautrock and pop through a sonically curious adventure owing as much of a debt to Weilheim band The Notwist as to Ohio’s The National or even as far as Canada by taking inspiration from Neil Young.  With praise and plays from the likes of John Peel and Steve Lamacq behind him, Postcards From Jeff’s musically inquisitive mind comes with a newfound confidence, as he looks forward to releasing his debut album in spring 2015.

Veronica', the free to download single, gives us an indication of the themes explored in this highly anticipated debut.

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