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it would be great to meet the great rock icons of Hendrix, Jim Morrison or even Elvis. Not sure how interesting they would be at a dinner as compared to a night out or seeing them on stage – not sure they would enjoy such a formal setting or having dinner with a nobody like me. Not sure it would bring the best out of them to be honest!
‘Maybe tonight’ is another smashing track that again just flows really well. His accent is much clearer on this track and it enhances the overall song quite well. I guess because it sounds honest he's not putting out something that's overproduced instead it sounds real and genuine. This song especially would be perfect on stage and I'd very much like to see him.perform it live.
The sound sucked me back down to Earth and the door to infinity closed. I was however, still outside my body, attached by a long strand of energy that seemed to be keeping me tethered to it, a strand long enough to circulate above the festival, in hearing range of the music, and not just The Twistettes either, they were combining with the sounds of ska, drum & bass and people now too.
The idea behind this is simple really, we team up with a selection of bars and clubs (and a couple of studios) across Scotland, we sit a small branded stand at the end of the bar full of compilation cd's that rotates to new tracks every 6 weeks, and people take them out and get to know some more local bands from the city they live in. The hope is that they love a track or two that they hear, and visit the bands social media to check out the rest of their stuff, then they become a fan and start attending gigs and buying more music and merch from them.
On side one we have tunes from acts such as the hugely talented Luminous (who also mastered this LP for us), NHC favourites Test The Waters, who have one of the best tracks and music videos to go with it that I have seen from and independent band. We have the multi talented and diverse Plectrum, epic punk rockers the Puzzlers, indie electronic talents Sorrows Have Sails, and we end it with ruddy well Joe Bone and The Dark Vibes, a band that needs to bigging up from us, they do that themselves onstage!
The Virginmarys are an English three-piece rock band from Macclesfield, England. They were formed in 2009 and released several EP’s by themselves before they released their debut album ‘King of Conflict’ via DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl and Wind Up Records (US) in February 2013. I make it a policy to never review any new material without listening to at least a few tracks from their older work (assuming they have any) so that I can get a sense of how the band have developed and to even provide context to my review and having done so I can say that ‘Sitting Ducks’ is just another strong entry from this band, i encourage you also to listen to their older stuff before listening to this new release as well.
Nestled in the beating heart of Glasgow's trendy Finnieston area lies one of the city's most well kept shopping secrets, The Hidden Lane, and when we say 'hidden' we aren't kidding, you'll need to explore a bit to find it if you are unaware of it's existance... which is why we are writing this article to be honest, to aid you in it's discovery a bit easier! Don't worry though, we aren't ruining the surprise by doing so, there is still plenty of surprises to be had when you make your way into the alley and walk to the end.
So this is it, the final piece of our big fundraising month puzzle, and what better way to end it than two days full of wonderful live music? The plan is pretty straight forward for NHC (When have we ever had a simple, uncomplicated plan? It's a rarity these days!), we get two super talented teams of six or seven folk prepared to do a bit of busking on our behalf, we send one team to the West end of Glasgow, and on to the City Centre, and we send some camera guys and NHC folk with them, then we have a Saturday and Sunday of rotated acts, entertaining the actual hell out of the people of Glasgow, and all for a good cause!
So grab it while you can, this is the final spots for another6 months… unless a startling amount of bands go on Hiatus in that time, remember a band is for life folks, not just for Christmas…
Warship are a three piece old-school metal outfit from Greece that flow with an abundance of fast guitar driven songs that will have you tapping along to each track that they have to offer you in their release “The Second Wave”. Formed in 2003, and originally called Kokkalo, they successfully released two studio albums without performing live more than a few times. After Kokkalo dissolved, Warship was created in place bringing a 13 year span of hard metal for listeners to enjoy.