Monday, 23 September 2013

LISTEN: The Hoosiers - 'Somewhere In The Distance'

The Hoosiers (who you'll probably remember them from tracks including Goodbye Mr A, Worried About Ray and Cops & Robbers) have released a new track, Somewhere In The Distance. They've just announced details of their third studio album, The News From Nowhere, which you can pre-order now!

The record is almost finished, and is set to be released on the 3rd March 2014. It'll be released then for download and on CD, but you can currently pre-order (and you'll receive the album earlier than everyone else) through The Hoosiers own website. To fund things such as promoting the record, the band are running their own Kickstarter/PledgeMusic type project. You can pre-order an array of different bundles, with different things such as a t shirt, mug, vinyl, or your very own The Hoosiers gig. Part of the money you spend will be helping the record so it's win win really!

There is a lot more information on the contents of the different bundles and their prices on the band's website here, but for now, take a listen to the new track and share it with others if you like it.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

WATCH: Big Fin - 'More Than Love'

This guy, Big Fin, is honestly one of the best musicians I've started listening to this year. He's currently Dry The River's guitar tech and supported them when I saw them at an intimate show in June, and his set was probably one of the best sets I've listened to. No gimmicks, just him and his guitar. The songs have a great sound both recorded and live - especially if you're into artists such as Dry The River - and the set was just so lovely because everybody was really quiet and respectful, no talking, which is quite rare at gigs, and especially during support slots.

Overall a really great set and I've since bought his Tether EP (which you can listen to/buy here) and absolutely love it. (Well, I can think of worse ways of spending £4 - absolute bargain!)