Monday, 13 December 2010

Some Sort of Threat (RORY) Dude of the Week

I first came across Rory at the Spraynard Swansea show back in the summer of 2009. He blew my mind to be honest. 16 years old and playing guitar better than anyone id seen play acoustic. Political, honest and unique and so so so young we can only expect bigger things. Already penned by many as the next Jon Shoe of the Cut Ups, Rory has a bright future and its a pleasure to be a friend. I picked up his demo and congratulated him after the above show and he has since released an album entitled 'Tangles' which you can download below. If you like Dave House, Gordon Ganos Army, Russ Substance, Weakerthans, ONSIND, Cynics and just general, honest folk music then check out both his EP (written when he was very young but showed so much promise) and his new album.
Im still yet to get Exter's finest to Kingston but hopefully soon. He is also in another band called False Arrests, you should check them out too
Enjoy. Drop him a line on his myspace and get him to play your garden, garage, venue, house. He will probably say yes.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Snowing - Band of the week

There is a group on lastfm called 'Get Rad' dedicated to emo and from this group i discovered a tonne of bands and Snowing were one of the first i fell in love with. I remember some kid uploading this 5 track demo that did not even have song names. Twiddly, shouty and party and fucking catchy. I was hooked and head over heels. The proper ep then came out which you can download from the ever fantastic IFYOUMAKEIT site: track 5 is the jam, amazing demo. featuring ex members of Street Smart Cyclist who ive uploaded on here already: Snowing slay. I had the pleasure of meeting Nathaniel, one of the guitarists, in Philly the night after Kid Dynamite as i needed a place to stay. Turned out the guy who hooked me up was THE Sam Rudich of the Snowing song, they couldnt think of a name so just named it after their friend, too good. He played me the album their and i loved it. 'I could do whatever i wanted if i wanted' just came out this week and it rules. definitely gonna be in my top ten of 2010 so get involved if you love algernon (obvious comparison) cap n jazz, grown ups, spraynard, hightide hotel, by surprise, 1994 blah blah blah emo/philly rules.

Check out the new album here:

Come to the uk soon please guys. i want to party.