“The thing about Great Britain is, we’ve never been that great at promoting diversity in music within our newspapers and/or printed mags, but in this the digital age (and because industrial runs on from a digital core with legions of tech-head fans), the blogosphere gets the privilege of being the genre’s lifeline.”—
Louder Than War - recent piece on new Industrial bands http://louderthanwar.com/industrial-music-a-new-wave-of-industrial-bands-louder-than-war/
The quote couple apply to a wide range of musical styles in an age where The Brits are boring, samples/features and autotune are standard fodder for charts full of tunes that WONT still be classics 10 years on, let alone 50. Blog on, the new music (spotting) media…
CuT - ‘Time Traveller’ is Q Magazine Track Of The Day. Catch the space punks live on the Rocklands Roadshow. 18 April they play Remedy for Xfm’s John Kennedy. Summer festivals include The Great Escape (10th May Latest Music Bar, Brighton) and The Camden Crawl (21st June Belushis).
'Eve Of The Isle' new single from Mourning Birds (24 March on The Preservation Society Presents). New live show announced 28 March at Jubilee Club, Camden Barfly. New UK rock trio with a genuine, well deserved buzz and the excitement of live show unpredictability. Word is out. Debut video ‘Oh Yeh!’ has racked up 16,000+ views for an unkknown band. You need to keep an eye out for this next video! (and an ear on this band). Produced by Rhys Downing. Image by Rupert Hitchcox.
A Flash Of Darkness - a ready made classic of an album by the national treasure that is Mark Morriss. It is launched this weekend with a flash of brilliance. Live at London Water Rats with “a band”. Saturday sold out. Sunday added. Get a ticket. Don’t let your heart be set with 18 carat gold regret…
A rock n roll roadshow for 2014. Music fans are invited to alternative, punky, arty, poetic, events with a touch of situationism. With Guitars previews #Uniqulture 1 (January) and #Uniqulture 2 (February) kick offs to a tale telling itself, ‘Festival Express, style, but UK DIY.
‘What Goes Around’ is the single (5 May, Too Pure Records) from The Anchoress - London-based multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies (Catherine AD), co-produced with Mansun’s former front man, Paul Draper. There will be a ltd edition heavyweight vinyl of this first taste of forthcoming debut album.
The sound of 2014 includes revenge pop, newer wave punk blasts, art rock, urban raves, electro sparks and classical inspirations. Keep an eye on the independent media and small to medium venues for what is really going on in the UK. This year starts with two super moons and is already rich with super tunes.