Joe Perkins’ obvious classic rock influences are nicely brought to the fore by Ray Staff – a man well schooled in that rock tradition – who worked on an album in AIR Studios which you can now pick up for free. Feral Brood also display an impressive contemporary sound on their ‘Into The Woods’ EP and have already shared a stage with the likes of Razorlight since forming early last year, while Du Bellows are becoming regulars on the London circuit and can count Simon Townshend amongst others as a fan.
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“Since releasing their debut ‘Real Life Color’ Magic Man have grown from a duo in Boston, to a 5 piece band from Providence. ‘Paris’ marks the start of a new chapter for the band. More to come.”
“Joe Perkins is a solo musician based in Bristol. The debut album ‘A Host Of Other Artists’ was released on 11 February as a free download through his website joeperkins.co.uk. It spans a variety of genres but everything is underpinned by a classic rock backbone. It was mastered at AIR Studios in London by Ray Staff (Led Zeppelin, Muse, The Clash).”
“Esther Maria‘s debut album was released on the 2nd of November 2012 in Scandinavia, on Esther Maria’s private label The Quest Records, and was crowd-funded with help from fans by use of Indiegogo.com. The album got four stars out of six in the largest Danish Music magazine Gaffa. Kramer is known for working with bands such as, Low, Will Oldham, Galaxie 500, Daniel Johnston and spotting new talent, he produced album in New York during 2010, after contacting Esther Maria personally.”
“Moscow-based but Azerbaijani by birth, Dan Sultanov is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, visual artist and scriptwriter. On 24th February 2013 he releases his debut single Keep On Running, it is the debut single from ‘Sultanov,’ taken from self-titled album, out April 2013.”
“Mike Higbee is an independent singer-songwriter based in New York City. The ‘Secret Life’ is a video on the darker side of things, a picnic set in the 1950s. A greaser type wants to kill his cheating girlfriend.”
“Feral Brood are a 5 piece indie rock band formed in early 2012, and have already started making a name for themselves – highlights so far include a main stage appearance at Crooked Ways festival with the likes of Razorlight and King Charles, a great slot at the Leadmill for the Tramlines festival, as well as headline O2 Academy shows. The band have also been featured on BBC radio.”
“Having just signed to JL Booking agency (Nine Black Alps, Spotlight Kid, Passenger), The Lost Souls Club are now are touring High Noon, their debut EP, which has already picked up glowing reviews in the UK and in Asia and Australia (where they toured in 2012). High Noon was self-produced and recorded, apart from opening track, Romeo which was produced by the eminent Sam Bell (Editors, REM, Bloc Party).”
“Ollie Joe is a musical project created by Olivier Yaco Mouchard, who defines himself as a true Parisian playing French rock, even if he writes and sings in English. Bilingual since an early age, Yaco describes his music as being completely French and Parisian, since it is steeped in a very specific culture and atmosphere that goes from the crossroads of Odeon (6th arrondissement), to the Ordener street in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.”
“Du Bellows are a West London based 5 piece band with a Welsh female lead singer who formed in early 2012 and have been working hard. Since forming they have played many gigs in London including Ronnie Scotts, The Underbelly, The Half Moon, The Wheelbarrow, Notting Hill Arts Club and a show supporting Simon Townshend (The Who) and have also recently been played by Ruth Barnes on Amazing Radio and been added to their Never Ending Playlist.”