Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The one when JC met LAIKIPIA 4/10/16

@XanderRawlins & Taylor Harrison from @Laikipiamusic  joined me on #jccooperlive @rivierafm talking new single Hello Dreamer 

Inc tonight on #jccooperlive @rivierafm show 






Listeners choices #jccooperlive @rivierafm 







Playlist -

Crawford Brothers-Slowly creeping back 

Lorne -Oil & Water 

Louise Distras -Aileen 

Lzi Phoenix -What's going around 

Ed Geater -Symmetry 

Spencer -Harry's Still sad 

Charlee M -No one knows 

Kevin McGowan -Hibernation Masturbation 

Bad Solution -Dear Sarah 

Rews -Miss you in the dark

Dyslexic Postcards -The shakes that you make 

Indigo Sixteen-Come and go 

Blimey O'rilley -A no hope 

Heathy Junkies -Dint give a damn 

Ernie Jackson -like you used to 

Veridia -Still breathing 

By Starlight -So desperate 

LAIKIPIA-Hello Dreamer 

Info -

Alternative Rock band VERIDIA are based in Nashville, USA.   


Having recently completed a successful US tour, as well as supporting Evanescence, not to mention a US billboard number one, and national radio play in the UK, VERIDIA now return with their new single Still Breathing.

Taking their name from the Latin word 'Veritias' which means truth, the band has quickly gained an ever growing fan base through high profile gigs across the US resulting in their debut EP Inseparable receiving much chart success and to date selling over 30,000 units worldwide.  

You can find out more information on VERIDIA including forthcoming gig dates and how you can purchase their material on their website www.veridiamusic.com or you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/veridiamusic and www.twitter.com/VERIDIA 

You can listen to VERIDIA's new single, Still Breathing below:


Ernie Jackson – New Single: ‘Like You Used To’ 7th October

Another singer songwriter making a name for himself. A portion of the proceeds of the single will be going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

alternative rock band - Dyslexic Postcards.

Debut EP: Spare the Altar

Main Single Title: The Shakes That You Make

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie

FFO: Talking Heads meets The White Stripes / The Killers meet Roxy Music

Youtube video stream of the main single "The Shakes That You Make": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dga9xoBz8Ys

Dyslexic Postcards links:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dyslexicpostcards

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wearedyslexic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dyslexicpostcards

iTunes: http://www.smarturl.it/SpareTheAltar

Spotify: http://www.smarturl.it/SpareTheAltarSP

Indigo Sixteen, a four piece formed in 2013 on the outskirts of Edinburgh. We play a unique brand of indie/punk/alt-rock, that has attracted airplay across The UK and Europe with previous single 'Hold On', and double single 'Decide/And What?'. 'Decide' was also selected by Jim Gellatly as a Breakout Track on XFM.




Swiss rockers Spencer. 

The indie band recently picked up praise from Indie Shuffle, Rolling Stone, The Revue, Rockstr Magazine, Atwood Magazine, XS Noize and airplay with Amazing Radio, Planet Rock & FAB Radio and over 25 UK/US regional shows.

The new single is out now & on Soundcloud here (similar to Stereophonics/Interpol/The Killers).


Following on from a summer spent playing European festivals and picking up global airplay and press praise from Rolling Stone, KROQ, Indie Shuffle, Amazing Radio, XS Noize, SRF3 & Rockstr Magazine, Swiss rockers Spencer will release their new single Harry's Still Sad on Friday 16th September. The track is the second single to be lifted from their Swiss Top 40 album We Built This Mountain Just To See The Sunrise, and is an infectious indie rock tale showcasing pulsating synth riffs, baritone vocals and crashing guitars.

Spencer are an established force in Europe & have built a loyal fanbase in Switzerland & Germany. Their videos have been in rotation on MTV/Viva and the band have perfected their Britpop-influenced post-punk over the course of three studio albums.

For their fourth album (released in May), the band enlisted Reto Peter (Green Day, Counting Crows) to add a widescreen polish to their best set of songs yet. With Leo Niessner’s baritone vocals & distorted guitars, Pashi’s driving bass & JP Free’s powerful rhythms already forging a distinctive sound on their previous records, the atmospheric keyboards of newest member Reto Eggenberger add a 21st Century sheen to their 90’s indebted riffs & choruses. The results are a thumping set of energetic rock songs that have already proved to be a hit on radio playlists & at festival singalongs.

Spencer will be playing shows in support of the single and album this summer. For more info, head tohttp://www.spencer.ch


The singer-songwriter and beatboxer, who has received significant radio support from BBC Introducing, not only wrote the track but was also responsible for all aspects of Symmetry’s production, adding layers of electronic goodness to the track’s hook filled composition and memorable lyrical content.

2016 has served as a breakthrough year for Ed, after signing his first record deal, undertaking his first headline UK tour and playing a host of UK festivals including Beautiful Days and Cornbury Festival. Symmetry is the first single from Ed’s 'Unseen' (released October 14th via Music Mandi).

Ed, who is massively influenced by minimalist and ambient electronic artists such as Bonobo and Four Tet, as well as revered songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard, has developed a truly unique sound over the last couple of years. He will be looking to continue his mission of taking the UK by storm following the success of his 'Barriers' EP, released in March, which was responsible for getting Ed’s first significant radio play.

Counteract magazine: “Not only is Ed one of Birmingham’s finest songwriting talents - he's also a pretty mean beatboxer too. His forthcoming single, 'Symmetry' showcases this perfectly with a blend of intricate guitar work floating amongst Ed's dulcet tones and beatboxed backing; it's a real toe-tapper. He will inevitably catapult to stardom.”

Tour dates (more to be announced soon):

·         The Bedford, London – 26th September

·         The Troubadour, London - 20th October

·         The Rainbow, Birmingham – 27th October

For more information, please head to www.edgeater.co.uk

Social links:

·         YouTube: http://youtube.com/edgeater

·         Facebook: https://facebook.com/edgeater

·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgeater

·         Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edgeater

·         Instagram: https://instagram.com/edgeater

·         Spotify: http://po.st/EGSpotify

·         Deezer: http://po.st/EGDeezer






Single Release: AILEEN


Release date: 21st OCTOBER 2016

Track Length : 2:46

"Flying the flag for all female artists!" BBC Radio 1

"Putting Punk and protest back into the mainstream!" The Guardian

"The UKs answer to Joan Jett!" Rodney Bingenheimer, KROQ Radio

"Big electric anthems for yet another let down generation" Louder Than War

"I love this chick! So good, so truly punk rock!" Linda Perry, 4 Non Blondes

"Great f'ckin' voice!" Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!


British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras will release her brand new single “Aileen” on the 21st of October 2016. The song will be Distras’ first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed 2013 debut album “Dreams from the Factory Floor”.

Produced by “Dreams from the Factory Floor” producer Steve Whale (The Business) and mixed by Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, The Vamps, John Mayer), “Aileen” represents real musical growth and a sonic shift for Louise, being an impassioned radio anthem that steps away from the punk and protest tags of her past and into powerpop territory. Nevertheless, the pop-friendly hooks house an intense emotional core.

Lyrically “Aileen” is a hard-hitting dancefloor track that explores the dark story of ‘America’s first female serial killer’ Aileen Wuornos. It’s a song that sees Distras questioning rape culture and the sanctity of life. The song is living proof – if ever it was needed – that pop music does not have to mean ‘dumbed-down’ or ‘throwaway.’

The past three years have seen Louise Distras touring across the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA with the likes of Mick Jones (The Clash), Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned and The Red Paintings, taking in appearances at such globally renowned festivals as Glastonbury, Camden Rocks, Bearded Theory, and most recently the main stages at the UK's Rebellion Festival and Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. Garnering comparisons to charged songstresses Brody Dalle and Courtney Love, Distras has been praised by The Guardian, The Independent, Big Cheese, BBC Radio 1, XFM and KROQ who have all pinpointed her
as “one of the most exciting and original singer-songwriters in the UK!”

3 Sept - London - Loud Women Festival

4 Sept - Forest of Dean - Common Ground Festival

24 Sept - Forest of Dean - Something Else in the Dean Festival

26 Sept - Manchester - Gullivers w/ Love Zombies + The Amorettes*

30 Sept - Camden - Black Heart w/ Love Zombies + The Amorettes*

1 Oct - London - Rich Mix*

5 Oct - Birmingham - The Rainbow

6 Oct - Liverpool - Sound Food & Drink
7 Oct Derby, The Maypole

8 Oct - Kingston - Fighting Cocks w/ Get Dead

10 Oct - Norwich - Owl Sanctuary w/ Get Dead

11 Oct - Nottingham -  Doghouse w/ Get Dead

12 Oct 02 - London - Islington Academy, w/ Get Dead 

13 Oct - Dundee - The Vestry

14 Oct - Glasgow - Audio

15 Oct - Edinburgh - Bannerman's

16 Oct - Nottingham - Foreman's w/ TV Smith*

21 Oct - Leeds - Verve

19 November - Groningen - Spieghel (Netherlands)

21 November - Essen - Anyway (Germany)

22 November - Bonn - Kult 41 (Germany)

23 November - Koln - Sonic Ballroom (Germany)

27 November - Berlin - Wild At Heart (Germany)

29 November - Dresden - Chemiefabrik (Germany)


Hailing from the eastern coast of Australia, Crawford Brothers’ is the latest venture of brothers Ben and Zac Crawford with drummer Adam Harris. 

The band have sparked major interest with their world class and jaw dropping live shows and a sound adjoining the pop rock genre.


Topped off with a fusion of strong musicianship and well-crafted melodic and pop driven anthems, the band proves to be a recipe for success and longevity in this very fast paced and challenging music business. While it’s hard to pigeon hole the band’s influences and acts of a similar flair and swagger, they state their inspirations as Forster the People, Yelawolf and Imagine Dragons to name a few – prompting the birth of their inimitable and electrifying sound.


Crawford Brothers claimed the title of Best New Band in GBOB Australasia 2014.  The band flew to Chaing Mai, Thailand to compete in the World Final where they placed 4th in the world and made their imprint on overseas soil for the first time. Through years of touring, Crawford Brothers has had the privilege of supporting many high profile bands, most notably Matchbox Twenty, Thirsty Merc, The Angels, Grinspoon and Karnivool. 


Their self-titled EP released in 2015 gained them key international interest and is making huge waves in their home country of Australia and the USA respectively.


The band then travelled to America to take on touring from coast to coast, starting at Houston’s Springboard Music Festival, leading to performances on the Gus Summers Show, Ed Tyll Show and Balcony TV Los Angeles.  The band were introduced to Anthony Cole (Complex Ent/Rap A Lot Records) who took a strong interest in the group, offering them a major U.S management deal.

The band recently relocated to Los Angeles to further their musical journey and start the next chapter in their career. They are currently in the studio collaborating with some highly renowned songwriters and producers in L.A. and working on their new album.


The band’s high energy ‘give it all’ attitude, has since continued to be a winning formula for inspiring audiences all over the world.


“Incredible with massive appeal... The influences of what sounds like "The Kooks", "Arctic Monkeys" and maybe "Jet" on this record make me only want to dig deeper into their catalogue. I absolutely love everything about this record. I could go on and on..” - TAXI A&R (Music Supervisor)



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