And now for the tracks…So many have crossed our path this year, and with the introduction of our hugely popular New Tunes Guide, we’ve been able to highlight hundreds of brilliant tracks, singles and EPs during the course of 2012. Plenty more besides have been included with track reviews, Presents features and Soundbites articles, meaning pulling just 25 out for a special end of year mention has been one tough task. As always, when you’ve been through our list of recommendations, make sure you let us know which tracks and singles have been soundtracking your life during 2012.
Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2012 series so far is available in full at the end of this article. Next week, it’s the Albums.
Having spent the best part of 15 years touring the country, as well as America’s West Coast, it seems that finally Scottish singer/songwriter Pete MacLeod may have harnessed the attention that has been long overdue.
Live4ever’s Essential Listening end of year retrospective continues today with our pick of the tracks and EPs which have crossed the Live4ever Ezine‘s path during the past twelve months.
Featuring stand-out singles from some of the rock world’s best established artists, as well as plenty of impressive releases from a selection of our favourite new bands, we hope the rundown will inspire you to both check out the artists featured, and let us know of your own highlights from 2011 by leaving a comment below.
And if your nearest and dearest isn’t included today, be sure to check back next Wednesday to see if they are featured on the third and final instalment of our 2011 recap, Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2011 – The Albums.
Living in the sunnier, laid back climes of California, it would be hard not to write a song that was bursting full of optimism, hope and inspiration. ‘Rolling Stone‘ by Pete MacLeod is a song that brings the warmth of LA through your speakers with a message that’s simple but appealing and that makes you want to pack your bags and head out on a voyage that’s yours and yours alone, becoming too, a Rolling Stone.
It was to be a fateful day for Pete Macleod when he bumped into fellow Glaswegian Alan McGee back in ’06. The setting was California where he had just moved to further his career, Alan offered Pete some well educated advice and lent his support. Taking stock of this Pete went on to structure his career, surrounding himself with like minded musicians who all learnt from each other which in turn benefited his Music. He then served his time on the gigging circuit, this hard graft created a buzz and his name was held in high regard – which led to him supporting Ocean Colour Scene in ’07, along with seasoned muso Bonehead joining him as an acoustic session guitarist for the recording of his EP “Lost and Found” and on Pete’s solo tour in ’08.
Pete MacLeod and his band will be promoting and performing his new EP “Lost and Found” in the US for the very first time. The digital only release (Modrock Music) will be available from itunes and all other digital stores worldwide in March.
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