Looking for some free new music to tide you over this weekend? Well you’re in the right place with the Live4ever Ezine‘s New Tunes guide. We’ve sorted through our packed inbox over the last seven days to offer up the best in mp3s, Soundcloud links and YouTube videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. Check out previous editions of the New Tunes Guide here.
2012 is looking good for the boys from Manchester after The Janice Graham Band played a short UK tour warming up for their support slot with The Inspiral Carpets this month. Character is not in short supply with the band as singer Joe and drummer Tom let Live4ever contributor Carl Stanley know how things are with some straight Mancunian talking…
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.
When the Live4ever Ezine took some time out to sort through our essential albums of 2011 so far last June, we merely scratched at the surface of the countless impressive releases which have grabbed our attention during the course of the year to date. Be it due to career infancy, re-releases, EPs, late issue dates, or simply the pains of strong competition, there was just far too many bands remaining, worthy of a mention for their own brilliant contributions to the first half of the year, for us not to delve back into the archives once more…
Over the three years since The Janice Graham Band formed in Manchester, the group has stacked up a collection of favourable reviews and write-ups, as well as receiving the thumbs-up from Manchester peers such as ex-Stone Rose Mani and Clint Boon. This recognition has been replicated on the live scene, with an acclaimed Isle Of Wight festival gig further enhancing their growing reputation.
“We are thankful to all the reviewers who write these nice things about us and we are doubly thankful to the people who keep on turning up to our gigs,” drummer Tom Scott told Live4ever in a recent interview. “The festivals we played were good to play, but I personally don’t enjoy spending sleepless nights in a tent in a field filled with strangers. Don’t know how the rest of the lads feel about that, but the receptions we get at gigs are great. We are just glad people are willing to give four scruffy, out-of-place and slightly socially inept lads the time of day.”
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