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The Actions
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The Actions

“Me and Silty used to play together since we were kids. We formed different bands, we played with other acts as well, then we decide to give life to The Actions.” What song of yours is the one you like the most?  “Songs are like sons, there can’t be one you like the most…if we had to suggest one of our latest singles to new listeners we’d recommend ‘The Echo’. This song is the first track of our new EP ‘Indefensible’ and it’s receiving great support by important radios like BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio London 94.9FM, XFM, Amazing Radio…if you want more info about The Actions you can simply go to our website www.theactions.co.uk .” How do you write your music? “Well, we work hard everyday. We both are producers and songwriters. Sometimes a song comes from a riff or chord progression, sometimes it comes from words (both of us write lyrics). Things just come out.” What influences do you have? “Artists that most influenced us are quite a few: Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, The Doors, Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Ennio Morricone, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Joy Division, Police, Sarah Vaughan, Portishead, Tricky, Radiohead, Nirvana, QOTSA, Sex Pistols…” What´s the craziest experience you have had with your project? “There have been quite a few over the years. Once I was in the middle of a guitar solo, all the people in the club were looking at me and I broke two strings at the same time. I don’t know how this could happen, but it did. I thought I was fucked, suddenly I remembered an old Iron Maiden’s concert and I started whipping the strings with my instrument cable instead of playing real notes…crowd went mad! So I’d recommend guitarists out there to never use wireless systems. An old-fashioned cable could be a good pal sometimes!” What plans do you have next? “We’ll spend next few months in our studio composing and producing new stuff, then we’ll be back on stage.” Mention something you don´t like about your project  “Well, definitely the boring promotional… Keep Reading

Brightligth City
United Kingdom

Brightligth City

Myself and my brother (Jamie-vocals) started the band and then enlisted our best friend Jono on lead guitar, one of the greatest drummers from our local area in Benjamin Bell and added the tighest bass player around in Daniel Stubberfield. What song of yours is the one you like the most? My personal favorite is one of either ‘The Finish Line’ or ‘Reaction’ How do you write your music? I write the ideas and then bring them to the rest of the guys, they add the magic and make it sound like something that I never imagined. Sometimes, I work with Jamie (vocals) on an acoustic guitar, other times myself, jono and Ben thrash the ideas out in a massive jam. Whatever works for the song we go for and experiment until we have the structure we are happy with. What influences do you have? We are all influenced by different artists and bands, however we all agree that Foo Fighter, Biffy Clyro, Thrice, Million Dead, Hell is for Heroes, Hundred Reasons and yourcodenameis:milo are all our key influences. What´s the craziest experience you have had with your project? The craziest experience has been the last tour as the reaction we received from everyone at the shows has been truly overwelming. One show that sticks out was when we played the Jubilee Club at the Barfly in Camden, there was a big Hungarian band on before us and we had loads of hungarian guys going mental to our music, then after the 2nd song loads of American students arrived, it became like a massive party and we were the soundtrack! Absolutely brilliant! What plans do you have next? We are about to go into the studio to record our album (scheduled for end of October 2015 release) Then we begin touring all of the UK in September, October and November. Always keep moving forward. Mention something you don´t like about your project Nothing as we love everything about what we are doing all of the time. Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project. This question reminds me of… Keep Reading

umlomo3
English/United Kingdom

Umlomo

How did the project begin? – I’ve been recording myself solo since around 2004. I decided to start calling my solo work UMLOMO in early 2013. I’ve never performed any of this stuff live. I’ve done this all while being in other bands. What song of yours is the one you like the most? – The song #60 seems to be a popular one. . I also enjoy my piano improvisations, which you’ll find on the Soundcloud page too. #60 (Lyrics). Get up, get your feet on the ground That’s how it has to start But you can’t, and the pain weighs too much So you lie and bury your face in the dark. You know what you’ve got everyone has got We’re all waiting, we survive We slowly fall apart but Get up fix a smile on your face Ignore all the endings Even though we all end up the same Connect and give her the secrets of your heart Let go and let him know he’s the only one you’ll ever love Hold on to whatever vague belief Keeps you from feeling the passage of time Time racing to stop your heart Pretend pretend pretend my friend Anything to keep living As if your life will never end There’s no hope for more to come This here is all there is What your eyes can see What your hands can touch I’ve found the things that give me peace That’s what I’m chasing before the circuits die in me Beauty and light… How do you write your music? – I write without a plan. Almost all of it is improvised. I am constantly writing words and lyrics, you’ll find a lot of it on my website http://www.umlomo.com/writing . I improvise both the music and the lyrics, that’s the basic idea behind UMLOMO. The other bands I’m in are more structured and formal. UMLOMO is about constant thinking and letting things flow out in the moment. What influences do you have? – Musically I am drawn to everything. Late 80s/Early 90s American music is where I’ve found a lot of bands I… Keep Reading

Postculture
English/United Kingdom

Postculture

POSTCULTURE was founded late 2013 by Matt Glover (bass) and brothers Jon (drums) & Tom Battye (guitar/electronics). Currently based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (UK). Originally meeting at high school in 2001, Matt & Tom have played in numerous bands together from 2006 onwards – most notably Leeds based death metal fourpiece, Disfracture, between 2010 and 2013. What song of yours is the one you like the most? We’ve been scouring Yorkshire for fresh faces, new sounds and the best underground artists over the past twelve months and our debut album features numerous collaborations including Adam Taylor (The Dunwells) and Rose Wheeler & Tanisha Badman (Felka). Here’s an exclusive sneak peak of “Sunsound” – a track from the debut album (due Summer 2015) – featuring the incredible talent of special guest vocalist, Anna Shotter: Come and dance with me under the summer sun Have no fear now baby, our love has just begun Come and dance with me under the summer sun Have no fear now love, our lives are just beginning Come and see me when your work is done Come and move with me under The summer sun Oh darling if you wander by Walk the ocean shore and find A little love, a little loving Oh darling if you wander by We can walk the ocean shore Find a little love Come and see me when your work is done Come and move with me under The summer sun Come and move with me under the summer sun Baby won’t you come and see me When your work is done (Music © A.Shotter/J.Battye/M.Glover/T.Battye, lyrics © A.Shotter) How do you write your music? All Postculture music is written from live improvisations by Jon, Matt & Tom. Ideas are recorded, listened back and developed as instrumentals. Using rough working demos we can then approach guest artists for their input. This usually happens online and upon positive feedback, we meet in person to continue writing. Long-distance collaborations are only possible with regularly updated demos of a song, so no-matter how rough, we ensure everything we do is recorded! What influences do… Keep Reading

English/United Kingdom

Inspired

The project began around the same time I left school in 2007. It’s just been something to work on and enjoy in my spare time. I’ve been playing and recording in a few bands since around that time, so this has been my own personal thing. What song of yours is the one you like the most? This is a difficult one, but I’d probably have to say ‘Our Winter’ from the album ‘Autobiography’ because it is about good friends and reminds me of good times in a bittersweet sort of way. How do you write your music? I have no idea. I find it really hard to try and write music, the best stuff usually comes out of nowhere when you least expect it! What influences do you have? Some of my more prominent influences would probably be the likes of Elliott Smith/Heatmiser, John Frusciante, Joey Cape/Lagwagon. I listen to a wide range of music so my main influences are always changing! What´s the craziest experience you have had with your project? It’s pretty much just me, so there isn’t that much craziness in that sense! Although sometimes one person’s crazy is enough! It’s pretty much just me, so there isn’t that much craziness in that sense! Although sometimes one person’s crazy is enough! What plans do you have next? I’m not really one for making many plans for the future. I think I will keep doing what I am doing, maybe record another album if I can find the time, who knows! Mention something you don´t like about your project. I am a very self-critical person so I really don’t like listening back to my songs, I always seem to find faults with the sound, one of the instrument tracks or with the vocals. It drives me crazy! It is one of the reasons why I recorded ‘Autobiography’ by myself in my bedroom. That way I knew that I could take as much time as I needed and could re-record as much as I liked without bothering anyone else! Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.… Keep Reading

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