Hannah Rodríguez is a singer/songwriter/producer based in East London, following her previous release ‘B2in1s’, ‘Land Of Ice’ is Hannah’s latest single which is now available to stream on all music platforms.Continue reading “Hannah Rodríguez – ‘Land Of Ice’”
“What got me involved in music in the first place was the punk, new wave explosion it changed my perception of being able to be in a band, it was the get up and give it a go attitude and see where it leads approach inspired me. Minimal experience but it didn’t matter it was the ideas that counted, this DIY approach got people involved in music who would not of thought of it before and got me into my first band THE ISAWS.
VENUS FLY TRAP came together after I had left a band called ATTRITION who were based in London at the time, I had done an album and toured UK/Holland with them, my first trip abroad with a band. Decided to move back to my native Northampton famous for BAUHAUS, ALAN MOORE and the film KINKY BOOTS, hooked up with my brother JOHN NOVAK (ISAWS, WHERES LISSE) and TONY BOOKER an x art school student, I had also studied at art school. The line-up has changed many times over the years, ANDY DENTON joined via local band CROWMAN, initially as the drummer and ended up playing guitar and has done for many years.
We have been described as “blade runner rock n roll with dark acidic shades”, we create dark sonic cinema for the mind, film noir, sci fi soundscapes that absorb post punk, electronica and meld joy division, doors, chemical brothers like melted wax crayon colours.
All this has been captured in the release VENUS FLY TRAP/ALEX NOVAK-MERCURIAL CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN)a career spanning retrospective that includes the best of VFT and other bands, projects I have been involved with including ISAWS,RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE,ATTRITION,TEMPEST,NOVA STATE CONSPIRACY,THE DEN and SPORE for people to delve into and explore further”. https://glassmodern.bandcamp.com/album/mercurial-1978-2018Continue reading “Venus Fly Trap”
Tarah Who? Well, “she” equals “they,” and “they’re” a power duo masterminded by grunge-punk sage Tarah Carpenter, a firebrand front-woman who channels explosive emotionality into rousing anthems. “I’m really sensitive to things that happen around me, and I love studying psychology and human behavior,” Tarah shares. “When I write, I seek to process personal stories and news stories through these perspectives, but in a way that’s relatable to everyone.” Tarah exudes a spiritual centeredness that is poetically aligned to the origins of her name. The name “Tara” in Buddhist lore refers to the “mother of liberation,” an apt archetypal reference for such a strong and shamanistic female artist. Tarah Who? recalls 1990s alt-rock and grunge’s tradition of balancing integrity with tuneful song-craft. Entries in the Tarah Who? oeuvre sit nicely alongside Alanis Morissette, Foo fighters, The Distillers, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Spinerette. Tarah Who? is a in every sense of the phrase, bonded together by telepathic musical interplay and profound interpersonal connections. In addition to Tarah, drummer/backing vocalist Coralie Hervé. Previously, Tarah Who? has released two full-lengths, three EPs, and one single of raw punky rock n’ roll. The duo’s output has garnered plaudits and earned feature-story coverage from GIG Radar, Kill The Music, La Grosse Radio, Loud Stuff, Moshville, Music Connection, Muzak, and The Ring Master, among other outlets. It’s a remarkable feat for an unsigned band to make such waves in the biz, but Tarah Who?’s incendiary live shows and snarling sing-alongs are hard to ignore. Even alt-pop goddess Alanis Morissette’s guitarist Jason Orme has given a big stamp approval to the group, co-producing and playing guitar alongside Tarah on the recently released EP’s, Half Middle Child Syndrome,64Women and the single to be release in November 2019 Pantomath. With a stable lineup, and a dynamic rhythm section that can effortlessly shift from scorched-earth rock to tender balladry, the duo is embarking on a halcyon era ushered in by its current EP, 64 Women.Continue reading “Tarah Who?”
Static Satellites are a Glasgow/West Lothian based indie band, their latest single ‘The Symphony’, is about how a relationship to those on the outside might seem perfect, but in reality, it isn’t. The single will be the second song taken from our debut EP due to be released in May.Continue reading “Static Satellites – ‘The Symphony’”
London based artist/musician Clive B Bossa was on a surf trip to the northern beaches of Brazil in 2012 where he fell in love with the sound of Bossa Nova. As a guitarist and percussionist he was completely hooked and Clive has found himself returning to the beaches of Jericoacoara in Ceara state as often as possible so that he could play with the incredible musicians that are attracted to this spot. By 2015 he was regularly getting asked to play in some of the clubs and bars during his trips. Back in London Clive started to write and perform some of his own original Brazilian inspired material and the Bossa Bandits were born.Continue reading “Bossa Bandits – ‘The Memories are Kind’”
Falana earned some initial recognition for her self-produced EP ‘Chapter One’. The Canadian-Nigerian singer-songwriter subsequently travelled to Africa, North America, Europe and the Caribbean to work on new material. It was a process of self-discovery, which revealed new layers to her songwriting. She now shares the first taste of those sessions with the release of the single ‘Joy’.Continue reading “Falana”
OPEN ARMS are a Birmingham based Indie Pop band who’s music has dominated the UK and Europe. Composed of frontman Ben Farmer, guitarist Sam Barratt, drummer Drew Peters and bassist Tom Andrews, OPEN ARMS began as four friends who grew up together finding a common love for music and everything it encompasses. The band have released a brand new single ‘Miami’ which will be available to stream on all music platforms from the 26th March.Continue reading “OPEN ARMS – ‘Miami’”