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Post Sexy, Post Truth turns the hard rock blueprint on its head and more bands should take inspiration from Erin Bennett. There’s a variation of sounds and whilst some elements should be at odds with each other, they come together in a way you wouldn’t expect. Much like Dizzy Reed’s recent solo album, Bennett shows rock music doesn’t need to always be about the guitar.
2018 has already brought new challenges with it for NHC MUSIC. We have high hopes to do some pretty amazing things this year, much more than any year before, including bigger events, a paperless Glasgow/Edinburgh gig ticket drive, (save some paper, save some trees!) more work with local charities such as Westgap, and an expansion of our Heat The Homeless and Books For Bairns campaigns that we kicked off so well in 2017. That is on top of all our work we already do helping local bands, craftspeople, and artists self fund, record, gig, promote, and generally survive within a difficult sector.
SALLY LEARNS is opening track into the amazingly psychedelic and experimental album THE ROOM OF MUNDANE THINGS from Glasgow dwelling artist Kevin Kennie and co who make up the SCARLET INSIDE Project. Chilling in a soft fashion, the sound of a child laughing as they play with toys in an off beat manner gradually devises the sense of unease and menace. Fusing repetitive guitar with a variety of off kilter beats and synth results in a truly splendid and unique sound.
‘Palisades’ Is another lovely song, melodic and heartwarming in its sincerity and honesty. I really love how Sapienn makes a song it's not just one thing its the whole domination he's a very talented gentleman. ‘Palisades’ is the the perfect example of this because it combines elements that'd be great in their own i.e his vocals or guitar playing and together creates something even better than its individual parts.
I’ve previously reviewed Sapienn so I’ve give an abbreviated introduction and just get to talking about his awesome music. Sapienn is a Glasgow based Singer/songwriter who came to music a little later in life than most but within a very short space of time has performed very widely. He released a single called ‘1955’ which I will be talking about today. He has also released an EP ‘Hours of Despair’ which I’ve reviewed previously which came out in October 2016 and his recent album ‘A Black Sarcasm’ which was released in November 2017 and I will be reviewing next.
It’s that time again folks, the time of year that we beg, borrow, and... beg again, for stock to keep us open throughout the year, so we can keep helping out the musicians and artists we love and the other charities that so need the help! This year has a bit of an added urge for stock though, as we have finally had our rent upped from this month onward,
Well, Alek and I knew each other from high school, he was starting a band and needed a singer, and at the time all I did was write awful songs on my acoustic guitar. We eventually broke away from that band and grabbed Shaun to be our bassist, even though he hadn't played bass before. He played a bit of guitar and he sort of realised how much fun bass was.
There’s an air of anticipation in King Tuts. Arranged around the room, orange helium balloons with penned-on smiles sway at head height, resembling the unsettling balloon-head-audience in the video for their song, Cesspit. Megalomatic are about to take to the stage, and no one in the packed venue wants to miss this long-awaited event.
JB: Yup, Undercover Lover as John mentioned, will be our follow up single to Stop Teasin’. We’re always keeping ourselves busy with music and always keeping the creative energy flowing. We have also been back in recording some new tracks with Kieran Robertson from Till death do us part and Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime so look for them soon along with our debut album as we hit the studio in the springtime.
(p.s. - we do ask that you try and help us promote the shop and the fact that we run the shop on stock donations, just like any other charity shop, stock donations keep us alive, and mean we can direct more money into helping people like you too!)