Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The One when JC met Velvet Stone 25/8/15

Great to meet Lara & Kat from Velvet Stone , Holly was sick ....Get well soon ! 
Anyway they were lovely , looking forward to the record some time in the last half of this year . 

Go check them out ......

Playlist -

Dexters -Stay Strange 
Toffees -Grace 
Jupe -Rocket
Chris D Lima -let you go 
Diamond Days -Love struck kids 
Ben River - Pilgrim 
Alphabet Backwards -Trips 
My Cruel Goro -Clash 
Mordecal -Fight fire with fire 
Plastic Barricades -Needles in haystacks 
Ellington -Pinacolada ( scoop & Alter ego ) remix 
James Stevenson -Twlight riders 
Voodoo Vegas -Hypnotise 
Black -When it's over 
Forever -Heart of ice 
Casper -Summertime 
Tony Steele & the massacre-Starting from scratch 
High tiny hairs -Girl like you 
Anne Marie Bush -I won't run away 
Jake green band -Still hung up on you 
Velvet & Stone -
Same old 
The storm 

All demos -new Record coming this year 

Info -

The Jake Green Band is one of the most promising names on the Danish blues scene. In a music genre that is both strongly traditional and a bit hide-bound in style, sometimes this band shows there's still a kick to blues rock. They aim to break the boundaries without smashing them. 

The Jake Green Band style is a mix of powerful blues rock, heavy shuffles and heart-wrenching slow-blues you can feel deep in your soul. 

These are skilful, experienced people who are passionate about what they do. It has power from that passion, and they work hard, sweat more, and draw the audience into the feel of the music. This dedication has landed the Jake Green Band some very high-profile gigs such as steady monthly weekend gigs at Mojo Blues Bar in Copenhagen and repeated invitations to play the blues tent at the Malmo Festival in Sweden. Both are highly sought after, and not something you land unless you bring something special to the table. 

Now it's time to turn it up a notch with their new album recorded live at the Malmo Festival this past summer, it is time to get out on the road again and do what they do best; make the audience feel the blues deep down. 

It is no secret that Jake Green Band are looking to play abroad more in the near future, expanding on their existing international goodwill on the blues circuits. 

The guitarist and singer Jake Green has played with just about everyone on the Danish blues scene, not least because he's been a steady host at the legendary, 17-year-old, Thursday nightblues jam at Mojos for the past years. Jake has also taken several trips to places around the world to get some "mileage" and road experience on the foreign stages of Austin, NY, London, Thailand and Spain. He has reaped nothing but positive experience and has returned with more finely honed skills every time. 

Drummer Hans Rosenberg has recorded over 140 albums and played all over the world with countless big name acts including Nanook, Poul Dissing, Ole Frimer, Uffe Steen and Rasmus Lyberth Band. 

Bass player Jens Simonsen is a long time music industry road warrior with countless bands and records to his name, both as a musician but also as a studio tech and producer. 

The combination of this rock steady backing is the brick wall upon which Jake Green gets to shine. 

The journey has only just begun. Be a part of it……


Following the release of 2013's critically acclaimed debut album 'The Rise Of Jimmy Silver' and last years UK/European tour with rock legends Y&T; Bournemouth hard rock 5 piece VOODOO VEGAS have confirmed they will release their new EP 'Hypnotise' on 12th October 2015.

The new EP features 4 tracks of pumped up, high voltage rock n' roll that will please anyone that's a fan of hard rock music. Laying down a foundation of essential classic rock, Voodoo Vegas have stripped away their sound and put the pieces back together to create a collection of music that is modern, fresh and demands it be turned up, LOUD!

Frontman Lawrence Case picks up the story "Since the release of our first album, we've been focusing on touring, playing live and writing new material. When you tour with bands like Y&T and Status Quo, the pure class and calibre of these guys is unmistakable. Watching those bands play live out front and by side stage, it was obvious we were going to learn so much, not only to benefit our live show but also our perception on crafting the next chapter of Voodoo Vegas."

So why an EP, why not the second album now? Case coolly replies "We're living in an age where music comes and goes in a blink of an eye. Our focus was always going to be on raising our game via the live shows and I think by doing this EP now it allows us the flexibility of continuing to extend our reach out to live audiences in sync with this release. The second album is in the works but we felt we needed to bridge that gap firstly and this EP is a very good indicator of where Voodoo Vegas are going. Essentially this a prelude as to what happens next but doesn't give the game away.

Opening title track 'Hypnotise' is unmistakably Voodoo Vegas but with a twist, the song blisters along with effortless groove, hard driven guitars and hooks aplenty. 'Tied Up' maintains the pace but steps things up and showcases Voodoo Vegas as the true contenders they are. 'Round & Round' mixes things up with dueling guitars, bass breakdowns and a live 'jam' feel midway whilst 'Killing Joke' cements the EP together and will surely become a live favourite in the band's set list.

The EP 'Hypnotise' was produced by Will Maya (The Answer, Breed 77) and recorded at Los Rosales Residential Studio in Madrid.Working with Will on this project really helped us bring the new songs to life. The guys is a consummate musician and producer and has a great eye for detail. We learnt a lot working with him. The fact that it was off the back of his work with The Answer (their latest album 'Raise A Little Hell' which broke into the UK's National Top 20 and hit No.1 on the Rock Chart) really spurred all of us on. As a band, right now we've never been stronger. It's an exciting time for Voodoo Vegas.


With the EP's cover art once again drawn by noted comic book artist Jim Boswell, 'Jimmy Silver' makes his return but this time he's not the city smashing giant as seen on Voodoo Vegas's debut album. As the title track suggests, something's afoot and just who is the mysterious lady luring Jimmy in with her charms?

All will be revealed over the coming months as Case explains "We wanted Jimmy Silver back but this time we wanted a twist, a backstory which you'll find running across not just the EP but on the second album. There's a lot going on behind the scenes with this and we can't wait to get the ball rolling!"

'Hypnotise' is released 12th October 2015 - pre order via iTunes now and get 'Hypnotise' single instantly:


Track listing:

1) Hypnotise
2) Tied Up
3) Round & Round
4) Killing Joke


Voodoo Vegas are:

Lawrence Case Vocals / Harmonica
Merylina Hamilton Guitar
Ash Moulton Bass
Jonno Smyth - Drums
Jon Dawson - Guitar

Croydon's Mordecai 
described as having a “rich American, hard rock sound, with a spice of dark British metal”. They’ve also played Download twice - not bad for an independent band!

The track’s called Fight Fire with Fire and it’s taken from their current e.p - “Valour” - 

Iceland - Italy trio My Cruel Goro set to release eponymous debut EP

FOR LOVERS OF: Ash, Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, The Hives and early LIbertines, Dinosaur Jr., Weezer

"A terrific Janus-faced creature, with strong elements of celebrated 70s bands such as The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, and The Vapors on the one hand and, on the other, the raw pounding modernity as Ash, Arctic Monkeys and even Weezer"  The Sound of Confusion

"A fast-paced, knock-out EP... bursting with noisy, riff-laden, alternative-rock tracks that will make even the most reluctant fan start throwing themselves around like an angst-ridden teenager"  Gigslutz

"Young sonic spunk, full of vigour in the best punk-driven rock-o-rama way possible. These guys know how to create a beautiful ruckus"  Overblown Magazine
"While 70s bands may not number among their influences, their music is reeling with the raw energy and stylings of this period. No straightforward 'sounds likes' comparisons, but the Stranglers and early Clash come close to mind"  The Record Stache
"Immediate and in-yer face Italian neo-punk!! Somewhere between Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Early Dinosaur Jr. and the Fratellis. Very Exciting"  Producer Marc Joy (Mike Peters, Bernard Butler, Lights That Change, Golden Fable)

Hailing from Italy and currently based between there and Reykjavík, Iceland, three-piece My Cruel Goropresent their debut eponymous EP, featuring 3 tracks chalked full of early 70s energetic Brit rock with punk leanings, yet through the prism of a thick modern soundbed. It's no wonder they are getting so much attention from the national press in Italy and that bloggers have referenced such paramount artists as The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Ash, The Fratellis, Arctic Monkeys and Weezer.

My Cruel Goro is Andrea Maraschi (vocals, guitar, programming), Andrea Marcellini (bass) and Tommaso Adanti (drums). The first two met nine years ago through a mutual friend and have been making music together ever since. My Cruel Goro arose from the ashes of their previous project. "We couldn't find reliable musicians to form a proper group with a stable lineup. Everytime it ended up being the two of us: Andrea and I," explains Andrea Marcellini. "We were joined by drummer Tommaso and formed the band in 2014".  
"We wanted the EP to sound as powerful and raw as our live concerts. We simply tried to leverage what we did best: energy, distortion, grit and a sprinkling of electronics if necessary," says Andrea Maraschi. "You may either like or dislike it, but it's flesh and bones, and that's what you want to see on the stage, isn't it? The inner imperfection and veracity of being human."

These same concepts have been interwoven into their music videos, all of which are produced by Massimo Scoposki and are being revealed one by one. The video for 'Crapford' is premiering in The Sound of Confusion and the video for 'Glue Buzz' is premiering in The Record Stache.
The My Cruel Goro EP will be available on Bandcamp as a free download. The video for 'Clash' will also be released soon.

"All tracks are superb and bring to mind a whole whack of comparable bands - all of them great. We leave you with 4 words: potent virile raw sound"  Jammerzine

"Comes with punk spirit, noise digressions and post-rock intros. You like your music a little dirty, fast and loud? Get groped by My Cruel Goro'   Osservatori Esterni
"A whirling, hypnotic and fast-paced journey"  With Guitars

1. Clash
2. Crapford 
3. Glue Buzz

Canadian reggae artist Casper

Born and raised in west London’s Ladbroke Grove, a melting pot of freaks, junkies and hustlers, bohemians and suits, Ben Riverquickly knew where his path was taking him. A weird and wonderful musical journey of adventure, experimenting and playing with many characters along the way. A scout around his website shows his true one man, will travel free spirit.


Taking influences from his past and present and described as Rufus Wainwright meets Mumford & Sons, his debut EP The Sun Ate the Moon was released earlier this year to a wave of fan support from his live followers. His forthcoming EP ‘Frontier’, the second in a trilogy of EP vignettes is out September 23rdand an EP launch supports the release. The lead single from the EP, written while travelling around Europe is called ‘Pilgrim’, and is accompanied with a music video filmed in the English countryside.


“A finely pitched, magnetic vocal” Folkwords


“There is a haunting, dreamlike quality to his songs” Folkspot Radio


Forthcoming live dates:


September 1st : Ronnie Scotts

September 23rd : Half Moon Putney (EP Launch)


Links : 





15 July 2015
Australia's FOREVR Releases Sexy Shoegaze Debut EP 'Demonstration' 

"Perfect shoegaze. Takes you somewhere amazing without being obvious about it" - Nat Tencic, Triple J Radio
"FOREVR does a really good job at making shoegaze sexy" Rotunda Media

"Didnt take long for me to fall in love with their music. Their future looks very bright, as it does for the whole Brisbane shoegaze scene"This Is That Song

"FOREVR will be known as one of the emerging modern shoegaze bands very soon" The Revue

FOR LOVERS OF: Warpaint, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Medicine, GEMS, Rev Rev Rev, Strata Florida, Jaguwar, Sounds of Sputnik

Brisbane shoegaze duo FOREVR has released their debut EP after recording it in April of this year. FOREVR is made up of Donovan Miller (No Anchor, Roku Music) and Sam George-Allen (Mega Ogre, Low Season), who writes fiction and non-fiction about desire, sex work, family, beauty and witches when she's not making music.

Demonstration is their first recorded material. The four-track EP was recorded live at Tym Guitars in Brisbane, using programmed drums, dense synthesiser and cavernous, shimmering guitar. They wanted to make loud, beautiful music. Demonstration is what happened.
Channelling the lush textures of My Bloody Valentine and the romance of the Cocteau Twins, FOREVR have adopted an electronic foundation - drum machines, audio sampling and synth bass - that places them at the forefront of modern shoegaze. Demonstration has received praise from music press in Australia and abroad, including Triple J and international radio stations Primal Radio and DKFM. Triple Js Nat Tencic calls their music perfect shoegaze and Primal Radio describes their sound as sinister decadence.
Demonstration is evocative, textural, beautiful and best played loud. The EP is available as a name-your-price download and on black CD, and has just been released as a limited edition gold cassette tape. A full length album is currently in production. 

"Beautiful and wonderful and noisy thing" - Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Radio
"Sinister decadence. A great example of the modern shoegaze sound" - Primal Music 

"The pair have crafted some amazing songs to get us drooling for a full length"
 - Sounds Better With Reverb
"Expeditions in fuzz-soaked abandon. An air of ethereal distance, a Syren held aloft, out of touch, much desired" Brendan Telford, Sonic Masala

Bandcamp   https://forevr.bandcamp.com/album/demonstration
Soundcloud  https://soundcloud.com/forevrforevr/sets/demonstration
FOREVR - Yucatan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH9DohB71a0

TOFFEES are a Sensational four piece melodic rock band, from the outskirts of London.

Combining an edgy rock sound with classic pop sensibilities, as well as their unmistakeable song-writing, TOFFEES have built an ever growing repertoire of catchy, upbeat songs.

With the involvement of Daniel Green ( co producer of all Coldplay albums) Toffees are set for a very bright future

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