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Hitting the ground running, Daryl Sperry is the new breed of young independent artist.
Focused, passionate, and determined in equal measure, he is currently navigating his way towards personal career success while simultaneously championing the local music scene at every opportunity...
PM: "I'll elaborate on that a bit. I'd been involved in a few things since I was about fourteen but hadn't been able to find anyone seriously interested or that played instruments. I'd heard about Sean just around school so we approached him and he was interested, so we formed a school band and it evolved from there."...
One of our interviewers caught up with the talented Benny Monteux for a chat a wee while ago, and he had quite a bit to say! Have a read of both the interview and the review, then visit the links and check the music out...
What a weekend! Friday night saw NHC hosting Chuck Mosley (Faith No More/Bad Brains) at Nice & Sleazy's supported by the very talented Fudgie and The Girobabies (who performed a rare acoustic set). Chuck spent the night with us at Gonzo Division HQ in Ibrox before heading back off on his UK tour. I then spent the weekend at Dijancer's (Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5) taking in the Swiss army knife of music that is the Girobabies, providing from their members in one gig, Gordy Duncan JR. (solo acoustic), Jackal Trades (spoken word/hip-hop) and The Twistettes, all of which were brilliant, at an awesome hospitable venue in The Weavers Conderrat in Cumbernauld (where they make the sausage?).
I have known John for a good few years now, and loved the work from a previous band incarnation of his, (Which for the life of my now I can't bloody remember the name of... It's been one of those weeks) so when he sent me the new EP from his new band, and stated that it was a 'bit different' from his older work, my interest was peaked...
Since their inception OATW have always been a band who are clearly a sum of their parts.
A small town supergroup that features musicians who in previous incarnations were members of very different bands.
The sort that were the big fish that pushed at the confining limits of the small pond.
And in so many ways it could be argued that they just shouldn't work as a band due to their disparate influences
NHC MUSIC has a chat with one of the hottest up and coming acts on our radar at the moment, it's Concrete Kingdoms, folks - and if you haven't heard of them yet, you will soon!
It is said, that Hellfire will publish anything worthy as long as it is loosely music-related, and as the following article is considered an insightful piece of writing by many, including a drug counselor, it seems a shame that it remains as yet unpublished. So in order to publish this thing I need to somehow connect psychedelics to music... Now how could I possibly do that!?
How Music Got Free is the true story of how one man unintentionally undone a multi-billion dollar empire. It’s also the story of how another man, the most powerful in music, attempted to reinvigorate a dying format whilst being paid an obscene amount of money. Finally, it’s the story of how one German electrical engineer made it all possible.
Test The Waters - Swollen Lip
I have known the bold Gary Salmon for a few years now, since his early Beltur days to his new incarnation in the newly established indie rock band Test The Waters, which is why I was pretty excited when they dropped their first ever single onto the online world. I knew anything Gary and co. was bringing to the table would be something worth listening to.