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WeirdMusic.net Magazine Exclusive Interview with KERLI:

World - famous, MTV/Billboard chart - topping singer/songwriter KERLI Koiv was born in Elva (Estonia) , a soviet -occupied town with a population of 5,000, in 1987.... As a teen, she dreamed of becoming a pop star and studied singing, dancing, acting, and piano. In 2002, she won Fizz Superstar, a singing competition of 3 Baltic countries. In 2004, she was the runner-up in that year's Eurolaul , a televised competition that determines the song that will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest. She continued to perform and write songs, ultimately scoring an audition with L.A. Reid ( Antonio "L.A." Reid - three-time Grammy Award -winning American record executive , songwriter , and record producer , best known as the co-founder of LaFace Records . He is responsible for signing and helping bring Toni Braxton , TLC , Usher , Ciara , OutKast , Dido , Avril Lavigne , and Pink to multi-platinum album sales. ) , who signed her to Island Def Jam in 2006.  

"Love Is Dead" - album from KERLI , released July 8 , 2008 on Island Records . Produced by David Maurice (Jay-z, Garbage, Sugababes etc) , the album mixes different styles of music throughout the record. Kerli wrote this album in over five years. In an interview, Kerli mentioned the album's subject:

A lot of the songs I wrote when I was really depressed, and then the later songs I wrote after coming out from my depression, so the theme of the album pretty much is overcoming obstacles and overcoming the darkness. I'm really grateful for all these experiences because I believe that until you are absorbed by darkness you can't overcome it and face the light.

 

Btw: WeirdMusic.net's favorite song is "The Creationist" - composed by Kerli Koiv and legendary Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams , Kylie Minogue , Tina Turner , Diana Ross, Jessica Simpson , Natasha Bedingfield , INXS, Texas etc)

KERLI VIDEOS:

( here is a link to her official video for Walking On Air" http://www.refused.tv/aggressive/kerli/ )

Kerli - Walking On Air (Official Video)

Kerli Awards and nominations

 

Year Title Award Nominated work Result
2008 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Baltic Act Kerli Nominated

+ If you haven't already heard, Kerli has won an 2010 EBBA ( European Border Breakers Award ) for her outstanding commercial success in Europe. The award highlights the success of 10 debuting European artists in selling albums and touring outside their home territory . Previous winners have included: Adele, Lykke Li, The Script, The Ting Tings, & Tokio Hotel .

As a winner, Kerli is also nominated for a Public Choice Award which YOU the fans get to vote on!

 

 

WeirdMusic.net Exclusive Interview with Kerli:

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?
I mostly like and write weird music. People consider me a weirdo too. If I say weird I mean awesome.

  - When and where did your experience in music start?
I was five and my mom took me to a kindergarden for the first time because in Estonia moms used to stay at home with their kids as long as possible when I was little. So there was this music teacher in the kindergarden and she told my mom that I had a nice pitch and she would love to work on me and take me to some singing competitions. But I was no easy diva to work with. The first song I picked out from 200, which she all needed to play and sing to me one by one until I found the one was "pretty okay". It was something about a crocodile. I guess I can be a bit of a tyrant when it comes to my art. Just good is not good enough. 

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

I wanna get my second album ready and continue doing everything I'm doing. I may go back to school and study fashion so I could completely make all my stage outfits. My dream is to be this fiercely independent beast who is able to do anything that has anything to do with my career. I already make pretty much everything I wear, do my own visuals and write my own music for a huge part  but I wanna be absolutely undeniable in all of these things and I'm not yet. Maybe in like ten years I have a degree in everything I wanna do and plenty of experience. I also have this one big thing which underlies everything I do - it's being happy. If we are missing inner peace, everything else is worthless.


  - What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
I used to be this all over the place artist type and only believed in pure creation and that it happens when it's supposed to and everything needs to be completely natural. God knows I gave my label some grey hair by refusing to cowrite stuff. But this was something I needed to do. Lately I have started looking for inspiration more consciously. Like I just went to chinatown to get a bunch of weird stuff and now I'm making some insane jewelry. And the last song I wrote is about a cultural icon who's name I can't tell yet cause this song is wicked and I want it to be a surprise. But I just googled him and then made all the facts into lyrics and it was so much fun. Almost like getting into a character and deciding that I'm gonna write the most annoying pop song. If I hate it, it's perfect for someone. And of course, people and other artists are a huge inspiration. And nature of course. Spending time in the nature is like becoming one with god and pure creation. I went above the clouds last week and I swear that fairies lived there. They had houses and all and we could all see them:)

  - What are your favorite readings?

Right now I'm reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It's king Arthur's story seen through the eyes of a woman. It also talks a lot about the avalon and old magick and the power that people had before christianity. This book is really amazing. Normally I just read and study all kinds of herbs, planets, stones etc. More like inspirational magical stuff.

  - In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

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- Who is Wacky Jacky ?
I don't know. You? Me?

- Anything else ?
Not really. Unless u are bored and want me to sing u some creepy lullabies.

MORE MUSIC/INFO:

www.KerliMusic.com

 PS: WeirdMusic.net recommends: www.Visit Estonia .com

KERLI PICS:

Kerli Kerli Interviews Guy Chambers Walking on Air Creationist Best Baltic Act MTV awards nominations Jay-z Diana Ross Maurice Jay-z, Garbage, Sugababes Robbie Williams , Kylie Minogue , Tina Turner , Diana Ross, Jessica Simpson , Natasha Bedingfield , INXS, Texas , Island Def Jam Love Is Dead Music Mp3s Downoad Kerli Love Is Dead Music Videos Interviews MTV Billoard Charts Estonia Elva Eurovision Love Is Dead Kerli Reviews Love Is Dead LP CD Mp3s downloads Love Is Dead Kerli Music guy chambers MTV

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Kelli Ali Biography by ONE LITTLE INDIAN RECORDs (www.indian.co.uk/kelliali)

Kelli Ali's musical career began with the iconic 90's trip hop band Sneaker Pimps . With Kelli the lead singer of the unforgettable 'Becoming X ' album, Sneaker Pimps enjoyed instant fame and their hits      '6 Underground' and 'Spin Spin Sugar' graced the airwaves to worldwide critical acclaim.
In 2001 Kelli signed a solo recording deal with One Little Indian Records , her debut solo album, 'Tiger Mouth (which Kelli co-produced with legendary producers, Rick Nowels and Marius De Vries )  featured 'The Doors' drummer John Densmore on the Armand Van Helden remixed 'Kids' . Kelli's follow up album 'Psychic Cat' (produced by Dave McCracken ) featured Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes .
Diverse and original, Kelli Ali's list of collaborations is impressive and this illusive artist has continued to strive and succeed in making innovative and powerful records. Kelli's voice is unmistakably unique and her song writing so fluent and stylish that she has been sought by many respected artists to add her remarkable talent to their songs and albums. ( Paul Oakenfold, Marylin Manson, Bryan Ferry,  Bootsy Collins, Satoshi Tomiie )
In 2005 , Kelli left London in order to travel around Mexico and California and write new songs for her 'Rocking Horse album'. She finished writing the album in 2007 and asked Max Richter (Producer of folk legend, Vashti Bunyan's recent album,' Look Aftering'   and composer of 'Memory House' , 'Songs From Before' and 'The Blue Notebooks ,') to produce 'Rocking Horse'

Max Richter and Kelli Ali recorded the album in Edinburgh over a three-month period in Spring 2008.

 


http://www.kelliali.com

  - Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?
I do both like and write weird music! To me it's not weird though, it's all very natural. It's cool the way you've used the word weird as a positive here. Good to be weird!
- When and where did your experience in music start?
Music has been with me from as long as I can remember, after all we are musical creatures. Life without music would make no sense to me.
The first time I heard my mother sing to me.  Joan Baez in concert is the first album I remember.  At my first school we sang a lot and I really enjoyed singing at the morning assembly, it was a beautiful way to start the day. I also joined the school choir to escape the more tedious lessons such as maths and R.E.! Later, when I was a teenager, I used to go and watch a lot of bands in Birmingham, where I grew up. 
Sonic Youth made a big impact on me the first time I ever saw them, I was about 16 years old. They inspired me to buy my first electric guitar and join my first band, which is where my musical career began.
- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?
I plan to release The Savages as a single from my new Rocking Horse album in February and to play the Rocking Horse set live a lot more in 2009.  I am collaborating with an animator right now who is making an animation piece to The Savages. I am also working on a couple of new musical projects which are too fresh to write about just yet. 
- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
There are so many influential and inspirational artists who have made an impact on me. I suppose my friends are the best source of finding out about new music but also sites such as myspace, terrascope.co.uk and Last FM and blogs and sites such as your own, have been amazing for finding out about new music. 
- What are your favorite readings?
Here are some of my favorite authors and novels:
Tony O'Neill - Digging The Vein, Down and Out on Murder Mile,  Knut Hamsun - Hunger,  John Stenbeck - The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Sweet thursday,  Yukio Mishima - The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With The Sea, Death in Midsummer and other stories, The Temple of The Golden Pavillion,  Kafka - The Trial, Coming to America,  Alexander Solzhenitsyn- Cancer Ward, The First Circle.
- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet?
The wonderful thing about the internet is that it thrives on people's creative input, therefore all of the above mentioned have an incredibly important role for music and the arts.  The internet is such a powerful and accessible platform and it's crucial that the commercial/corporate presence does not out weigh the voice of the people/creatives.
- Anything else ?
The Savages download single will include an acoustic version of Rocking Horse and an original cover of Willow's Song from the film The Wicker Man. 
Please visit my website  http://www.kelliali.com  and  http://www.myspace.com/kelliali  for tour dates and to join my mailing list  

Rocking Horse Kelli Ali

 

"Spin Spin Sugar" Music Video by KELLI ALI - Sneaker Pimps

www.indian.co.uk/kelliali

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WeirdMusic.net & Off Limits Production Presents:

VISIT: Sannie Carlson

WHIGFIELD

Sannie Carlson (best known as Whigfield) is the name of a lady with Danish origins who decided to make a mark in the history of pop-dance music by selling millions worldwide. In 1994 she gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records with the song "Saturday Night" as the first artist to go straight to number one in the UK singles chart with a debut single. Her discography is extremely impressive including numerous hit singles all over the world & four studio albums, a career spanning over a decade which for a pop-dance act is extremely unusual. After many years on stage Sannie has decided to concentrate on the other side of the music industry, writing & composing for other artists in the business, both DJs & singers with names such as the Grammy winner Benny Benassi, Ann Lee and In-Grid. Her latest release is the album called “All in One”, which includes ten of her smash-hits (all re-sung and re-arranged) plus the cover of “Right in the night” (the famous track from Jam & Spoon) and one completely new song called “Rainbow”. The first track released from “All In One” was “Think of you” and the current second single - out now – is “Right in the night”, which includes three blasting remixes and it comes with an unique video.

 

WeirdMusic.net - Whigfield EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

Do you Like/Write Weird Music??

[S] All depends on what you mean by weird

When and where did your experience in music start?

[S] I was brought up with music. My grandfather was a violinist and built violins in our basement. He made a tiny one for me when i was four. My father was playing contrabass in a jazz band and my mother played the trumpet. I played a bit of violin and piano and had singing lessons as a kid .

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

[S] I'm doing different projects at the moment. One is an album in Spanish that I'm co-writting with an Italian producer called SONCINI. He's the same guy behind hit's like “Two Times” By Ann-Lee and “Tu es foutu” By In-Grid. I'm also going thru demo's for some new Whiggy Material. Apart from that I'm always putting something together.

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

[S] LOVE

Please describe your personal studio for us...

[S] My studio at home is basically PROTOOLS 8 ON MAC G5

What are your favorite readings?

[S] News

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

[S] Well, for the consumer it's easier as of now, they can just go to Itunes and pick out one song instead of buying the whole album. Good for them, not so good for the industry. At the same, there's now so many ways to be heard without actually being signed to a label which is not bad. And anyone with a computer and a little love for music can now be heard worldwide.

Anything else?

[S] Not really!

Links:

Sannie Carlson Official Myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/sanniecarlson

Official website: www.sanniecarlson.com

Off Limits: www.offlimits-production.it

“Right in the night” video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=3YSQloZGt_Y

“Saturday Night” video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SI6KTW0Z-4Y

 

WeirdMusic.net / AlternativeMusicArtists.com MAGAZINE Presents - Electro Rock Super Band from EUrope:

 

 

ENVY OF SAINTS

 

An electro musical riot...soaked in a vocal mayhem. Hip, modern, speaking the language of the new generation but still appealing to a large audience...

 

DOWNLOAD Envy's 'JUNK LOVE' CD from iTunes:

 

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/junk-love/id400217020

 

Download JUNK LOVE by ENVY OF SAINTS on iTunes


 

ENVY OF SAINTS: MTV Award winning Songwriter Chris - Chantzis, UK Indie hero -  Drew Darcy , MTV Award winning Songwriter - Erik Vanspauwen , Electro Music Prodigy - Erik Hubo = ENVY OF SAINTS <-  ALTERNATIVE ELECTRO ROCK BAND SUPER BAND

 

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Drew Darcy, from Envy Of Saints

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I like weird music. I'll always throw in a bit of weirdness when writing a song, to try and give it that edge.

- When and where did your experience in music start ?

I had a Casio keyboard when I was very young (Casio Tone CT-310 to be exact).
I spent hours writing songs in my bedroom; recording my composition on an old tape recorder. This was the start of my interest in music and song writing. I picked up a guitar a few years later. I thought if I could learn to play, girls would like me.


- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?

Lead singer for Envy Of Saints - a weird four piece consisting of myself (Drew Darcy), Christophe Chantzis, Erik Vanspauwen and Erik Hubo. We have just finished and released our debut album “Junk Love”, and its now available to download on iTunes ( and all other good reputable music sites). It's an Electronic/ Rock sound. We describe our sound as an electro, musical riot...soaked in vocal mayhem.

Envy Of Saints are continuing to work and write new material. The next step will be to get the live show together and take our sound to a live audience

I've also been writing, singing and featuring on various tracks from a number of different producers. More recently with Lenny B, you can hear my vocals on - “ The Night Belongs To You”  by Lenny B Ft. Drew Darcy, also available to download now.
Future featurings include releases with Bootmasters, A.Lua'Sol, and Joe Bermudez.


- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ?

Bands like: The Police, U2, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Huey Lewis and the News, Nirvana, The Beach Boys, John Lennon, David Bowie, Coldplay, Editors, Bloc Party, Kings of Leon…..

- Best Song Ever ?

“With or Without You” by U2 …..or the next song I'm going to write.

- Please describe your personal studio for us... (optional question)

My studio is a 3x5m insulated log cabin in my garden. It's a great creative space for my music and its also a place where I paint, as I'm also a published figurative artist. You can check out my art at www.drewdarcy.co.uk .

- Do You Like Your Voice On Your Answering Machine ?

No, even I can't understand what I'm saying, let alone the person trying to call. I sound weird.

- What are your favourite readings ?

Alice in Wonderland, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby , How to Lose Friends & Alienate People by Toby Young , Delia Smith (cook book)

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-

profit entities; have for music on the Internet ? (crazy semi-optional question)

For me, “Wikipedia” is a great non profit organisation which I often use on the internet. It's a free online encyclopedia, edited by worldwide web users. If I'm writing lyrics on a subject I'm not sure about, I'll sometimes check my facts on there. It often sparks an idea when I'm stuck for words and helps me in my song writing.


- Are you religious ?

I'd like to believe there is something after this life. I was brought up as a Catholic but I haven't been to church in a very long time. I was taught right from wrong when growing up and I'd liked to think I'm now a good, and decent human.

- The person you would never want to meet ?

A man in a long hooded cape, carrying a scythe….It never ends well.

- If you were another person would you be friends with you?

I might accept me as a friend on Facebook ,but I can be very elusive.

- What is your best physical attribute ?

I have good piano hands. But I don't really play very well.

- Do you have a secret talent and what is it ?

I make a mean Lasagna.

- 3 things you cannot live without ?

My guitar, the internet and the air I breathe

- Why you do THIS ?

I can't help myself. I'm generally quite a quiet person, so I want to create something so great, it will be too hard to ignore and I'll get heard eventually.

- What is one unique thing are you afraid of ?


What I might say next.

- If you were a worm, how long would you be ?

4.64cm…obviously.



- Who is Wacky Jacky ?

Michael Jackson's cousin.

- Porn or Horn ?


70's porn, just for the funky soundtrack.


- Are you an Idiot ?


On the weekdays, but the weekends I Rock!…..hard.


- Does your grandmother wash HIMself ?


Only when it rains .

- Do you hate your ex Girl/Boy Friend ?


So many girls... so little time, lets leave it at that.

- Huh ??

Arrhh….

 


Mp3 DOWNLOAD LINKS:


http://itunes.apple.com/gb/ album/junk-love/id400217020
http://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/the-night-belongs-to- you-original/id394809373

 

 

ENVY OF SAINTS - INFO:

 

Band Members: Christophe Chantzis, Drew Darcy, Erik Hubo and Erik Vanspauwen

Genre: Electronic Rock

Hometown: Europe

Drew Darcy (Singer/Songwriter/Artist) is fast becoming one of UK's most talked about male vocalists. He is riding his biggest wave yet towards musical success. Known in the art world for his contemporary fine art paintings, Drew is not content with just filling up your living room wall space. He is now attacking your music collection , getting into your stereo and meeting you on the dance floor. From an early age Drew played guitar, wrote songs, formed a band and toured all over the UK and Ireland. Drew's passion for music has been deeply embedded into his life. Using his knowledge of song writing along with Drew's distinctive vocal style he is now working on a new sound with awarding producers Christophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen. visit http://www.facebook.com/envyofsaints , Drew is also collabarating with a number of Dance acts and producers: Studio In The Mist with there single release "Searching For Love" . Lenny B feat. Drew Darcy - The Night Belongs to you" release date, 31 August 2010

Christophe Chantzis & Erik Vanspauwen are Belgian's most successful artists / producers in the UK ever, through the years all Alpha Omega team members collected an impressive amount of Awards: Top Of The Pops Award "Top Dance" (beating Moby, Basement Jaxx,..) , MTV Dance Star Award, DI Award UK ‘Best Act' etc - More Info: http://soundcloud.com/onebeatonenation/thecutbbc

Doctor of Computer Science Erik Hubo is no newcomer in the MUSIC industry. He
started back in 1996 together with his friend Pieter-Jan Verachtert
(D-Devils). They made techno and big beats and performed together on
stage.

Later Erik made a style change to uplifting trance music and had a
selection of releases on imprints like Tranced Out, Dance opera,
Bonzai Classics, Byte
,... and collaborated with producers such as
Christophe Chantzis (Ian van Dahl, Dee Dee, Praga Khan, LeAnn Rimes, Ace of Base etc), Raz Nitzan (Armin van Buuren), Elles de Graaf (Perpetuous Dreamer), Nico Parisi etc

BAND recent NEWS:

'The Cut' being played on BBC Radio

 

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WeirdMusic.net INTERVIEWS: “Ra” Guitarist, Ben Carroll

 

UNIVERSAL recording artist, Ben Carroll, is set to release his first solo effort, A Dream Between Two Fires on June 9, 2009.  Carroll, lead guitarist for the chart-topping “Ra” (Universal/SMR) has spent the past three years conceptualizing and recording the album in between tours and recording sessions with “Ra” which has released 4 albums over the past 6 years with a combined sales total of over half a million units.

Along with writing, arranging, producing, engineering and mixing A Dream Between Two Fires, Carroll laid down every track. “ This record motivated me to keep innovating my guitar playing and overall musical style, as well as motivating me to learn engineering, mixing, editing, programming and all other aspects of studio work. I wanted to have full artistic freedom and be totally in charge of the end result.”

In his work with “Ra”, Ben has had multiple charting radio singles (Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts by Billboard's magazine etc) .  Ra songs have been featured in movies, television and sporting events.  Ben has shared the stage with many of the greatest bands in modern rock, (Korn, Godsmack, Disturbed, Seether, Alice in Chains, Deftones) and has worked with the industry's foremost producers and engineers, (Andy Johns, Bob Marlette, Toby Wright, Jason Cosaro, Paul Logus)

 

 

 

WeirdMusic.net - BEN CARROLL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

 

Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

Yes I do! I've always enjoyed music that wasn't straight ahead...music that is just...well, weird..and I guess that the music I write comes out a bit weird.



When and where did your experience in music start?

I began playing piano when I was a kid, somewhere around 8 years old. I switched to guitar when I was 11 after I realized how freekin' cool a distorted guitar sounds....well, that and Motley Crue...they were really cool when I was 11 I swear! I grew up in a house filled with rock music...jumping off the couch to Hendrix was one of my favorite hobbies. That is my earliest memory of music...jumping off the couch. I guess not that much has changed...except now I just jump off of a drum riser instead of a couch.



What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the?rest of the year?

Right now I'm gearing up to release my first instrumental solo record ?A Dream Between Two Fires.? This project has been in the works for over 3 years now. I am definitely psyched to get it finished and out into the public. I am really excited to get this record out, doing an instrumental record is something that I have wanted to do since I was a kid listening to guys like Satriani & Vai....maybe even jumping of the couch while listening to them. "A Dream Between Two Fires" is a blend of soothing tasteful melodies that drip with mind numbing hallucinogenic texture and dizzying virtuosic guitar feats...this record is influenced by Vai & Satriani as equally as it is influenced by Pink Floyd & Radiohead.


What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music? ?

A great melody. Great melody is what makes a song, weather it is coming from a voice or a guitar or whatever. I am always trying to find great new music that will inspire me to write my own great new music. Sometimes it can be tough to stay inspired while running on the hamster wheel that is the music industry.



What are your favorite readings?

I read a lot. Definitely one of my all time favorite readings would be the Harry Potter series..haha. Not very weird...or is it? But I read mostly fiction because I like all the lies.



In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

Maybe. I think no over anywhere to be tomorrow. Is at are run the what?

Who is Wacky Jacky ?

I don't know but sounds like a fun drinking partner....shots anyone?

Anything else ?

Besides the solo record, I am also getting ready to launch a couple of cutting edge music websites, the RockDoctors LLC & the American RockStar Academy. The American RockStar Academy is an online school where the instructors are Rock Stars...real ones. There are members of Ra, Shadows Fall, Megadeth and many other bands from multiple generas of music teaching guitar, bass, drums, voice, keys... In this day and age even the successful musicians are hurting a bit, and this is a great way for musicians to get a solid supplement to their income and maintain a presence in the industry.

The RockDoctors is the parent company to the American RockStar Academy. It is a Membership site that is a be all end all resource for Musicians, on the RockDoctors members have access to everything from downloadable lessons & videos on multiple topics, legal advice & usable contracts, people that can direct your video, or set up a guitar, get advice from doctors ? throat specialists, repetitive strain specialists, accounting..really just an amazing musicians resource. Good Stuff.

http://www.adreambetweentwofires.com
http://www.myspace.com/bencarroll
http://www.bencarrollmusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/ramusic
http://www.ra-band.net
http://www.rafans.net
http://www.youtube.com/RaPromotionsTV

RA Music VIDEO:

BEN CARROLL:

 

RA Band US Music Billboard Hot Rock From One Duality LP CD Mp3s Download Duality Ra
Do You Call My Name Crazy Little Voices Fallen Angels Rectifier RA Benn Carroll A Dream Between Two Fires Guitars Exclusive Interviews A Dream Between Two Fires RA Band US Music Billboard Hot Rock From One Duality LP CD Mp3s Download Duality Ra
Do You Call My Name Crazy Little Voices Fallen Angels Rectifier RA Benn Carroll A Dream Between Two Fires Guitars Exclusive Interviews A Dream Between Two Fires

 

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Benassi Bros ft. Sandy -

WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

SANDY

Some of the best solo stars start off their career as backing singers and session vocalists.
It happened to Madonna and now it's happening to the UK born dance virtuoso, SANDY.
She's been singing since the age of five and turned professional in the Nineties when she
did sessions as the lead vocalist on dance projects that charted throughout the world and
sold millions of copies. She sang backing vocals for Italian stars of the calibre of GIORGIA,
JOVANOTTI, CLAUDIO BAGLIONI, ZUCCHERO and LAURA PAUSINI. She showed the
subtler side of her vocal range in the duet "Vivo per lei" with ANDREA BOCELLI. She
toured with MARIAH CAREY.

She lives England and Italy and is now about to get the international recognition she
deserves for her outstanding performance on ILLUSION by Benassi Bros. feat. SANDY (top
3 in the European Dance Chart
). The track was included in Benassi Bros’ album
Pumphonia. ILLUSION has been released in most territories and has achieved excellent
results in club charts all around the world. In France it was a smash hit, staying at the #1
spot of the club chart for over month and entering the top 10 of the sales charts.
The follow-up "Feel Alive" (taken from …Phobia lp) lingered in the Billboard Airplay Dance
Chart for 19 weeks.

In 2008 Sandy collaborated to two dance projects: the first was together with Dhany
(Sandy vs Dhany Break the wall) and the second one was a featuring on Favretto’s track
Get Out Of My Mind, remixed by the top Italian producer Samuele Sartini.
This is Me is - her new single, produced by Alle Benassi (studio partner of Benny Benassi).

VISIT SANDY CHAMBERS myspace MUSIC PAGE

WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - SANDY:

Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?
I didn’t know about WEIRD MUSIC before but I had a good look and I love it!!! I will definitely be reading and listening from now on!

When and where did your experience in music start?
My musical experience began as a child in a group with my two brothers singing at local talent shows and parties. I was always singing in variuos bands right throughout school and university but started professionally when I moved to Italy and officially became part of the Italian dance music scene. The rest is history!

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?
I am currently working with various producers in the Off limits production team and on my solo project/album......wish me luck!

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
So many artists inspired me as a child ranging from Patti Labelle, Michael Jackson, Lisa Stansfield, Aretha Franklin, Alexander O’ Neal...so many! I think my greatest inspiration however was my dad, a very successful man who always told me that if you really want something enough you can achieve it. And I truly believe that.

What are your favourite readings?
I love to read psychological thrillers and my favourite authors are Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson.

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-profit entities; have for music on the Internet?
I think the wide availability of music on the internet is a godsend in some aspects however the abuse of this has led to the crisis in our industry.

Who is Wacky Jacky ?
Michael Jackson is without a doubt the forerunner of almost all artists living and working today. He was no more crazy than you or I , I feel he gave the public exactly what they wanted to see. Being in the public eye is a double edged sword, the public adore and then destroy, this is not a new phenomenon and will continue for many years to come. We live in an era in which tabloids have more followers than politicians do, and human natura is such that a scandal is always more interesting than success. Michael Jackson is only one of the many who will die for this reason.

Anything else ?
Keep doing what you are doing and I will be reading!!!!!

 

http://www.myspace.com/sandychambersofficial

 

http://www.myspace.com/sandychambersofficial

 

“Illusion” by Benassi Bros ft. Sandy:

SANDY

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WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - Ann Lee

 

The year 1998, English born singer, Ann Lee debutted with the unforgettable song “2
times”
one of the most extraordinarily tracks to come out of the international dance
scene in a long while.
"2 times" went to #1 in Denmark, #2 in UK and Belgium, Top 10 in in France,
Germany, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Holland, Norway and East Europe,
collecting many Gold and Platinum discs.

The second single, VOICES, reached top 10 positions in Spain, Denmark and the
Czech Republic. It was released in UK in February 2000 and went straight into the Top
30.
The third single, an irresistible cover version of RING MY BELL came out in Europe,
while "2 TIMES" began exploding in Canada.
Ann Lee's debut album, DREAMS, was release all over the globe.
Her latest album “So Alive” was released in 2007 and contains eleven tracks plus a
cover of “Moonlight dancing”.

ANNE LEE 2 People


WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
- ANN LEE


Do you Like/Write Weird Music?
Any weird music I write stays strictly in my head!!only joking!seriously I do like your website and I'll definitely have to discover it a little more!

When and where did your experience in music start?
Music has always been the manifestation of magic for me - I was often left to amuse myself when a young girl and music made me daydream - it made me fantasise about being able to make or have a part in creating songs. Who'd've imagined that when I had some debts to pay off here in Italy that I would have started doing just that!! For me music is simply magic (and I am an incurable romantic!!).

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?
a new single intitled "2 PEOPLE" has just been released and so obviously I will be looking to promote it and do some touring this year.

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?  
To answer this question it would be far easier just to show you the chocca-a-block cd book in my car! When I'm alone in my car I love pumpin' up the volume and listening to my favourite artists as one is supposed to-BLOODY LOUD!  I listen to loads of different stuff but I can say that DONNA SUMMER has always got what it takes!! I also adore MEATLOAF SINATRA U2 ABBA DEPECHE and STREISAND - for her amazing vocal capacity - I know it's not trendy to say that but it's true!

What are your favourite readings?
I love to read anything by STEVEN KING (no trace of the incurable romantic here!). At the moment I'm trying out a Danish author PETER HOEG  -"THE QUIET GIRL" after just finishing DUMA KEY --- riveting!
About my favourite songs... christ-loads! “I FEEL LOVE FINGER”, “ON THE TRIGGER”, “BAT OUT OF HELL”, “DANCING QUEEN”, “ALMENO TU NEL UNIVERSO”, “SE TELEFONANDO” and then many others-it depends very much on my state of mind as well.

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-profit entities have for music on the Internet?
I have to confess that I am computer illiterate. I don't like facebook for example - for me it's anti-social and potentially dangerous but there are undoubtedly great things about internet, one of which is rendering music immediately accessible to the four corners of the planet, even if it has fucked up the music business in terms of sales and killed off Top Of The Pops! The thing that most makes me angry is  pirating-music is a living for many people. And I'm not talking about the big earners and ALL sectors have to be very careful about what they render available on the net...

Anything else?

FARRAH-THANX FOR THE SMILE
JACK THE JACK-THANX 4 THE BEAT...the beat goes on...
thanx for your time!! baci ANN LEE

 

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Ann Lee - Ring My Bell (Eiffel 65 Edit)

Ann Lee - Voices

Ann lee - Two times

Anne lee

Anne Lee

 

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WeirdMusic.net Interview: PETE TEO

http://PeteTeo.com/

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I think it is cool. That weird sounding track you got on the front
page got my attention straight away (who is it?).

- When and where did your experience in music start?

As long as I can remember.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the
rest of the year?

I've just released my new album (entitled 'Television'). It's just
been featured on CBC and BBC World Service. So we're busy promoting
the record in Malaysia. There's licensing interest from Japan, Korea
and Taiwan - so we're also pursuing those. We will look to get the
album licensed in Europe and the USA next year. I also plan to tour
Japan, Taiwan and Korea - and with luck, perhaps Europe at some stage.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

Everyone I've ever listened to. I listen very widely.

- What are your favorite readings?

Non-fiction stuff mainly. When it is fiction, it tends to be either
Chinese or Russian authors.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

They have a huge role. Popular music distributor and media is too
commercialised nowadays. It is good to have non-profit driven
entities involved in music. They bring a welcomed dose of sanity.

- Anything else ?

Thanks for your interest. Again. Let me know if u need anything else.Best,Pete

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WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - Xylos

 

WeirdMusic.net Magazine & Stunt Company PR ( The Cardigans, PAUL OAKENFOLD, Mause on Mars , Owl City etc) Presents - XYLOS.


 

 

Xylos is a co-ed, aurally adventurous five-piece orgy of pop from New York, their music characterized by four-part vocal harmonies, complex orchestration, and a large variety of instruments and electronics. The music of Xylos has been compared to that of the Shins, Paul Simon, and Fleetwood Mac (though one suspects the latter is due partially to the gender breakdown of the band). The band is Eric Zeiler, Nikki Lancy, Aaron Mendelsohn, Monika Heidemann, and Mike Greenfield. Their debut EP, Bedrooms, was composed and performed primarily by Eric Zeiler and features guest vocals by Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder of the Brooklyn band Yeasayer.

 

photo by Hannah Bergqvist

 

( photo by Hannah Bergqvist)

 

WeirdMusic.net - Exclusive Interview with Xylos:

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music??
Monika: yes/yes...at least the sector who is answering this question
does and the being called Xylos is a sum of its parts.

- When and where did your experience in music start?

One of the earliest memories I have is seeing/hearing Slash playing in
one of the early G'N'R videos.  Axl's androgyny turned me off for some
reason, but Slash did it for me.  I immediately began begging my mom to
get me a guitar and let me take guitar lessons.  It took years of
getting past classical guitar lessons on a nylon string before I got my
first electric and could even approximate what Slash does...

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the
rest of the year?

We're currently in the studio working on our full-length.  It's a
multi-step processing... demo-ing the songs at home, working out the
electronic components, writing the vocal parts, and then taking it into
the studio.  It's by far the most fun thing in the world for me, and
I'm loving every minute of it.  We're going to be focusing on the
record for the remainder of the summer and most of the fall, with some
shows thrown in the mix.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
Eric: For me, sources of inspiration invariably come when I'm not
expecting or looking for them.  Most of the melodic elements to songs 
come to me when I'm walking.  I sing the idea into my phone to record
it, just in case I forget it, but if it's a good one then it'll stick
with me all day.  When I get home I'll try translate it onto an
instrument and figure out what's happening harmonically with it and
begin the recording process.

- What are your favorite readings?
Nikki: i like all sorts of Readings . although for some reason the best
Readings are by people who Capitalize Words Unnecessarily. like Lewis
Carroll, Saint Exupery, Rudyard Kipling, and A.A. Milne. weird music
fans might also like daniil kharms, fernando pessoa, and becky roth.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and
non-profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

Monika: Most bands today are third sector, and we are giving away our
EP for free on the internet, though we are applying for the 7th sector
soon.

- Who is Wacky Jacky?
Nikki: wacky jacky is good friends with sticky nikki, cleric eric,
darin' aaron, psych-y mikey and sonica monika.

- Porn or Horn?
Monika: Porn, because you'll get fined for honking your Horn in lots of
places in NYC, but Porn is pretty much free on the internet, along with
our music.

- Should we Fork you twice or it's better to Funk you once?

Nikki: definitely, funk me once. who wants to be forked? seems painful.
i'd rather be at the receiving end of some horns and a bass line.

 

 

Xylos - "Bedrooms" EP:

 

 

http://www.xylosmusic.net/

NEWS:

Brooklyn 's XYLOS releases new single "Not Enough" and premieres on MTV Iggy's "What's Fresh"!

 



After months of writing, recording, and mixing, Brooklyn 's Xylos unveils the first single from their upcoming 2010 debut LP produced by Britt Myers (Chairlift, Yeasayer).  Peep “Not Enough,” an appropriately inappropriate account of love and sexual innuendo, now at www.myspace.com/xylos .


MTV recently shot Xylos for a special called “What's Fresh” where they introduce new and upcoming talent!  You can check out the interview as well as a live acoustic performance of “Not Enough” right now at:
http://subwayfreshbuzz.mtviggy.com/


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WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - The Twilight Sad

 

 

FatCat Records / One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Sigur Ros , Skunk Anansie etc ) & WeirdMusic.net Mag Presents :

 

"The first single from Scottish quartet's new album is a wonderfully dark indicator of things to come." - NME

"If it's OK to talk about something doing funny things to your insides, without sounding like a perv, then I'm saying that about this song it's heartwarming and unnerving all at once" - Musicweek

 

Twilight Sad are unmistakably their own band.

Deceptively simple songs are rendered transcendent. Bleached, overdriven guitars consistently ride a line between ambient and coruscating, working in tandem with an articulate, tumultuous rhythm section, portraying an awestruck, ragged sentimentality. Lyrically suggestive, ‘Fourteen Autumns…' verges on the anthemic or celebrative, but is firmly rooted in the familiar, unsaid hurt behind day to day events. While the band's recorded sound is intricately layered, live, they are an intense experience.

After spending much of 2007 touring - including dates with Smashing Pumpkins, Idlewild, Micah P Hinson and Snow Patrol – 2008 saw the release of mini-album, ‘Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did', reworkings of songs from ‘Fourteen Autumns…'. This record shows not only a band full of ideas, embracing the opportunity to recontextualise and create fresh material, but also stands to re-focus the listener's attention on the strength of the songs themselves.

The Twilight Sad toured Europe in 2008 with Mogwai, and tour EP (of new songs, live material, covers and unreleased material), ‘(The Twilight Sad) Killed My Parents and Hit The Road' will be available from selected indie stores in 2009. The band are currently working on new material for their upcoming album.

THE TWILIGHT SAD

 

THE TWILIGHT SAD - WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ??

seems normal to me, might seem weird to other people,

- When and where did your experience in music start?


playing a gig in when we were 14 i think, in a town hall, vaguely remember we got banned from there after it.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?


i'm currently working on an EP and then going on tour round america, uk & europe for the rest of the year.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ? 


maybe just always trying to find something new to listen to, it would be a very long and varied list.

- Please describe your personal studio for us...


it's like a bedroom.

- What are your favorite readings ?

probably the one in 1992, when nirvana played and maybe the one in 1994 when pavement played. im just guessing that though, i wasn't there.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?


a good one, people in the music industry need to find a way to control it better, im sure it'll improve.

- Who is Wacky Jacky ?

im not going to lie, i've never met the guy. if i have and just can't remember, i'm sorry wacky.

- Porn or Horn ?


did you hear about the guy that had a horn growing in his garden? he root toottoot oot

- Should we Fork you twice or it's beter to Funk you once ?

im not too fond of funk, and a fork could take an eye out. if that happens twice ill have no eyes. i can't decide between no eyes or getting funked. maybe ill stay home when the day of this ultimatum comes.

- Are you religious ?

no

- Anything else ?

is a woody allen film with christina ricci ...

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The Twilight Sad , the most singular of a new breed of British noise bands, move up a gear towards the release of their sophomore album Forget The Night Ahead (out 5/10/2009) with the release of a brand new single I Became A Prostitute .

The band have been busy previewing new songs on both sides of the Atlantic with recent US dates with Mogwai, and a UK headline tour in May which included heart-stoppingly intense performances at three Stag & Dagger events and two sets at Brighton's Great Escape Festival. In September they are set to head back over to the US this time accompanied by Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks to begin an extensive US tour.

I Became A Prostitute falls at the more melodic end of the The Twilight Sad scale, a siren-like guitar line drags the ear in immediately; tremolo'd and unflinchingly dark. Graham's vocals soar with an inimitable despair and desperation over a deceptively simple instrumentation of Joy Division-like depth and impact: each drum beat measured and thunderous, each squalling guitar riff at once apocalyptically discordant and beautifully harmonious. The song's chorus is gripping, the band's emotional input palpable.

In lyrical terms, the new album is possibly a darker set even than its hallowed predecessor Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters . Singer James Graham's portentous knack for forcefully delivering unsettling lines remains very much intact. Musically too, the forthcoming record is no less tumultuous, its broad cacophony stretching to produce the band's most simultaneously melodic and abrasive moments yet.

LINKS:

http://thetwilightsad.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHnESrmmM0

www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad

http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat/artistInfo.php?id=107

 

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WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - KILL IT KID

 

One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Sigur Ros etc ) & WeirdMusic.net Mag Presents :

KILL IT KID

"Uncontrived, Kill It Kid are brave, raw talent." - BBC Newsbeat Introducing...

Kill it Kid One Little Indian Records Send me AN Angel

WeirdMusic.net - Kill it Kid EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

- Hello (Steph Ward/Kill it Kid) , Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

 Um...Depends how you define Weird! Our music isn`t mainstream at the moment but it comes from a strong blues and folky background so Kill it Kid is not really Weird.- Is weird music a genre that I`m unaware of?  I`m not so keen on Avant- Garde stuff which I suppose is a bit weird! Nothing wrong with a bit of Wacky Jacky though.

 When and where did your experience in music start? 

I think music has always been a main interest for all of us in the Band.We all come from families that encouraged us to learn instruments and enjoy music from an early age.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

Well we finished the album.We`ll be working on a few new songs soon but its going to be touring  and getting the singles/album out there for the rest of the year I believe.


- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music? 

People you meet and personal experiences mainly.

- What are your favorite readings?

Ohh readings (like bible, weather, or temperature?) If its books then I like classic novels a.k.a Bronte sisters, Daphne Du Maurier and Harry Potter.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

Blimey. okay. Do we have time for this? I'm not sure I can give an educated answer to this.Ask me in a few days and I`ll draw up a presentation. PowerPoint yeah?

- Who is Wacky Jacky ?

 Well I just googled this so called  "Wacky Jacky"  and apparently its a sport fishing boat ?

- Anything else ?

  Yeah .

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KILL IT KID QT Burst Its Banks - Video for new single out 3rd August.

The video for the first single 'Send Me An Angel Down' from Kill It Kid's debut album out now:

 

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

www.killitkid.com


Band Members

Chris Turpin- Lead vocals, guitar and Songs
Steph Ward- Lead vocals and piano

Richard jones- Violin and backing vocals

Marc Jones- Drums and percussion

Adam Timmins- Bass, Banjo (Guitars)

PRESS REVIEWS:

BBC Introducing --> http://news.bbc.co.uk/ newsbeat/hi/music/newsid_ 7961000/7961117.stm

“Demands attention from the off… the strength and depth of their songs belie their age” - Clash

“Theirs is a vibrant blend of The White Stripes, barn dances and the Stephanne Grappelli - like fiddle-frenzy jazz/blues” – Q

‘Uncontrived, Kill It Kid are a brave, raw talent' - BBC Introducing…

‘Thrillingly unaffected, delightful' - Music Week

Myspace: www.myspace.com/killitkid

 

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WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - Ólafur Arnalds

 

Ylafur Arnolds

At only 21 years of age, Ólafur Arnalds is Iceland's latest export. Having already sold out The Barbican Hall in London, toured major European festivals and having opened for Sigur Rós on their most recent European tour, the future seems bright for this young, extraordinary talent.

WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS - Ólafur Arnalds

Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I like weird music, but i don't think the music i write is very weird.. It's unconventional maybe, but not weird.

- When and where did your experience in music start?
Music school... age of 5. I played flute.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?
I'm doing a few things at once at the moment actually.. I'm currently writing a score for this big American TV advertisement, I'm recording my next full length album (released next winter) and I'm working on a score for a new Ballet by Wayne McGregor (premiered at Sadler's Wells in London, October 13th)

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ?
Other people, friends, family, especially those who are also musicians and our talks about music.

- Please describe your personal studio for us...
It's not amazing... ProTools LE, Event TR6 monitors, a few midi controllers, piano, budget mics... Plugged to a MacBook Pro.

- What are your favorite readings ?
Currently i'm loving Oliver Sacks' "The man who mistook his wife for a hat". It's a book about weird neurological illnesses. I mostly read science. Been trying to understand Quantum Physics lately.. it's not easy, i tell you.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?

The full answer to that question would be 3 pages long.. In the current market it's very important to connect the artists directly to the audience. non-profit and third sector entities usually proof as the best tools to do so. It's important to give something first before expecting people to buy something off you.

- Are you religious ?
Not at all. But have nothing against it.

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Eulogy for Evolution:

Eulogy_for_Evolution

Website http://www.olafurarnalds.com

Myspace http://www.myspace.com/ola...

PRESS Quotes

“In any event his debut sounds full of the reverence and awe normally reserved for God, or at least George Best or Sir Vivian Richards at the absolute peak of their powers.” Brainwash (US)

'Arnalds has released two indie symphonies of remarkable depth. Iceland's brightest young talent won't be out of the light for long!' Rock Sound

'Iceland's best new export comes in the shape of Eulogy For Evolution!' Clash Magazine

'Gentle, epic, beautiful, visceral, masterful and utterly essential. Juxtapositions fully intended.' Is This Music?

BIO

At only 21 years of age, Ólafur Arnalds is Iceland's latest export. Having already sold out The Barbican Hall in London, toured major European festivals and having opened for Sigur Rós on their most recent European tour, the future seems bright for this young, extraordinary talent.

The music of Ólafur Arnalds can only be described as achingly beautiful. He creates a world of delicate symphonic compositions.

His music scales the heights perfected by the romantics. Yet by mixing strings and piano with loops and edgy beats it remains equally engaging to the contemporary ear.

Succeeding in making the cross-over from classical to pop, Ólafur's motivations are clear:
“The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven't been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don't usually listen to this kind of music…open people's mind. Especially young people, who seem to be the biggest part of my audience...”

Minds have been opened at sold out concerts around the world. For the past year, Ólafur has been playing unique venues and festivals across Europe and North America delivering an oasis of calm in a frenzied world. Accompanied by a string quartet, Ólafur takes the audience on a dreamy, almost meditative, journey. The magical atmosphere he creates attracts an audience who wouldn't usually expect to find themselves at a concert including a string quartet and piano.

Following the great success of his début album, Eulogy for Evolution, and the follow-up EP, Variations of Static, Ólafur took his remodelling of classical music one step further. In April 2009 he created Found Songs, a series of songs written and recorded, one per day, for a whole week and then released for free through his Twitter and Facebook pages. The songs were downloaded over 40.000 times in the first week alone....

 

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Legendary Soft Boys and Katrina & The Waves member,  Kimberley Rew , Releases ‘Best Of' Compilation on 11/9

 

 

“Kimberly Rew is a gentle genius and his songs are a revelation.”   - Vicki Peterson, The Bangles.

“Kimberley Rew is where pop and archaeology meet: the six-string guardian of old England, rocking the neolithic pathways just as the glaciers did before him. I can't remember a time before Kimberley, and I dread a world without him. Monster!” - Robyn Hitchcock.

New York, NY Kimberley Rew, the guitarist for British 70s art-rock band, The Soft Boys, and co-founder of Katrina and the Waves will be releasing a CD compiling the best songs of his solo career on 11/9 through iTunes and all major digital retailers . The compilation will chronologically cull the best 14 songs of Rew's five solo albums over the course of his twenty-year career.  Kimberley Rew's first solo album, The Bible Of Bop , was self released in 1981 and was compiled from four different recording sessions with three different bands – The dBs (from New York), The Soft Boys (with the legendary Robyn Hitchcock on guitar) and the second incarnation of The Waves (now featuring Katrina Leskanich and Vince De La Cruz).  Rew's subsequent four solo albums, the latest being The Safest Place, which was released in March of this year, have been lauded efforts that have achieved critical success and establish Kimberley Rew as a stalwart in the pantheon of alternative and underground songwriters.  “Stomping All Over The World”, which is the first song on The Best Of Kimberley Rew , features musical performances by former band mates Robyn Hitchcock and The Soft Boys .  The next two tracks on the forthcoming compilation feature musical performances by the legendary DBs. Further verifying Kimberley's status as a venerated songwriter who can hold court with the biggest and best of songwriters, Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze also guests on the song Simple Pleasures, track four on this compilation. Although Rew is best known for penning “Walking On Sunshine”, he's also written hit songs for The Bangles and Celine Dion and with his band Katrina & The Waves has even won the Eurovision song contest in 1997 with “ Love Shine A Light ”!!

 

 

The Best of Kimberley Rew

 

The Best Of Kimberley Rew
  1. Stomping All Over The World
  2. My Baby Does Her Hairdo Long
  3. Hey, War Pig!
  4. Simple Pleasures
  5. Honey, Is That Love
  6. The Radio Played Good Vibration
  7. English Road
  8. Screaming Lord Sutch
  9. Jerome K Jerome
  10. Your Mother Was Born In That House
  11. White Horse
  12. Old Straight Track
  13. The End OF Our Rainbow
  14. A Girl Called String

 

 

Notable Press and Artist Quotes


"I remember the very first time I heard one of Kimberly's great songs.....'That's Just the Woman In Me'. For more than 10 years I couldn't get the song out of my mind, and I finally had the chance to record it a few years ago. Now, that's what I call a memorable songwriter!" - Celine Dion

“I have great memories of touring Europe in the 80's with Katrina and the band. It was wonderful to see the love of her audience and how the band ignited them.  I remember how powerful “Walking on Sunshine” was at that time so it's not surprise it has remained a classic till this day.”
- Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac

"I have been a fan of Kimberly Rew's song writing for 25 years, and am dumbfounded by his guitar playing every time I see him play"
- Peter Buck, REM.

“Kimberly Rew is a gentle genius and his songs are a revelation.”  
- Vicki Peterson, The Bangles.

“Kimberley Rew is where pop and archaeology meet: the six-string guardian of old England, rocking the neolithic pathways just as the glaciers did before him. I can't remember a time before Kimberley, and I dread a world without him. Monster!”
- Robyn Hitchcock.

“The early morning (after the long night) that we finished "Walking On Sunshine" was one of the greatest experiences of my professional career. I'll always remember doing the final edits on the 2 track, and all of us knowing we had something that was really special.  Congratulations to Kimberly and the band on the song's anniversary.  It's a classic.”
- Scott Litt, record producer (REM, Nirvana, Incubus).

“When the Soft Boys split up, Kimberley was bursting with new songs, and ready to get into the studio. It was amazing how many great pop tracks he had written while being in the Soft Boys. We went into The Church studios in London with the band and laid down and mixed about 10 tracks in 2 days. All of them were great. Brown Eyed Son, came out as a single, but much as the Soft Boys were "a band out of time", in that Underwater Moonlight came out in the heat of the London punk scene, radio and press were focused on other things, and the single went largely un-noticed. Kimberley was undeterred, and with endless energy from Alex, Katrina, and Vince behind him, the band powered on, continued writing, gigging, and refining their art, and finally broke through with the massive worldwide hit Walking On Sunshine."
- Richard Bishop, owner of Kimberley's first record label and now manger of Henry Rollins, The Crystal Method and Robyn Hitchcock.

 

DOWNLOAD NEW ALBUM from iTunes:

The Best of Kimberley Rew (songs from all the solo albums) available now on iTunes


Kimberley Rew - WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:


Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I hadn't come across this website before- if you mean are my songs weird, no, they're quite traditional and mainstream.

- When and where did your experience in music start ?

For American readers- in the UK we had a single public radio station, the BBC, with more or less one weekly pop music show, which was Alan Freeman's Pick of the Pops on Sunday afternoon, which I started listening to in 1962. I had the great good fortune to be given a guitar in 1964- the price of which was way beyond anything I could save from my pocket money (allowance).


- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?

As you'd expect, the next album- it's November so it makes the 'rest of the year' part easier to answer. My wife Lee and I play in a bar band called Jack, and sometimes as a duo (called Kim and Lee!).


- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ?

You can guess from the dates above that it's Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera. Since when if anything my tastes have gone further back in time rather than forward, to 1950s rhythm and blues, rock and roll.  

- Please describe your personal studio for us...

I'm very lucky that my old band Katrina and the Waves built a studio, outside of our home town of Cambridge, which we still have and gets used a fair bit, which I could never have built or operated myself- it was a ramshackle old location, with a great many tumbledown outbuildings, which the planning laws (zoning laws) allowed to be replaced by a prefabricated structure to house the studio; the paint's looking shabby now, which makes it more homely; it contains a Studer 2 inch 24 track tape recorder- I can't explain why, and I'm not a gear snob, but it really does sound better than digital. 

- What are your favorite readings ?

I used to be a huge rail fan, and I've started collecting Middleton Press railway books- must be into three figures now, so I can read them, forget them, and read them again!  

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?

The internet is there of course, and you can buy whatever song you want- maybe the album (originally dictated by the length of a 33 RPM record and the aspirations of whatever artist) has had its day- after all, I grew up in the singles era. (But I can't help thinking in terms of albums!) Good luck to all sectors.  

- Are you religious ?

Not really- but I do hunger for meaning.

- The person you would never want to meet ?

That's negative!

- If you were another person would you be friends with you ?

If I was someone else, it wouldn't be me writing this

- What is your best physical attribute ?

This invites big headedness!

- Do you have a secret talent and what is it ?

If I told you, it wouldn't be a secret talent

- 3 things you cannot live without?

My wonderful wife Lee, times three. 

 

LINKS:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-best-of-kimberley-rew/id399211273

kimberleyrew.com

 

 

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Midnight Masses Announce Deal With Team Love To Release Rapture Ready , I Gazed At The Body EP

 

 

RAPTURE READY

 

 

After falling in love with the hazy neo-soul and 60s revivalism of Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body , New York 's own Team Love has partnered with Collect Records to deliver Midnight Masses ' 4-track debut to the world this winter. The original release date of November 10 th will now shift to December, with the digital version of the EP slated for 12/8 and the vinyl set for 12/15 .

 

The news comes on the heels of The Fader 's premiere of “Walk on Water,” the EP-opening slow-burn featuring TV on the Radio 's Jaleel Bunton . Bunton's bandmate Gerard Smith produced the entirety of Rapture Ready , which also features contributions from Katie Eastburn , Here We Go Magic 's Peter Hale , and Kevin Allen and Conrad Keely of Trail of Dead . In late 2008, Trail's Jason Reece founded Midnight Masses alongside Autry Fulbright , who enlisted the help of full-time bandmates Eric Rogers  (guitar, vocals),  Miyuki Furtado  (drums, bass, guitar, vocals) and  Destiny Montague  (guitar, vocals, percussion). Midnight Masses were set to celebrate the now December-bound record's release this week with a pair of New York shows – one with intricate-indie Brooklynites Mon Khmer and another supporting Art Brut with Floridian buzz beneficiaries Surfer Blood .

 

Midnight Masses Shows:

11-10 New York , NY – Pianos (w/Mon Khmer)

11-13 Brooklyn , NY – Brooklyn Bowl (w/Art Brut, Surfer Blood)

 

Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body  Tracklisting, Audio:

01 Walk On Water

02 Preacher's Son

03 Desperate Man

04 Do You Believe In Rapture? (Sonic Youth Cover)

 

LINKS:

 

http://www.myspace.com/midnightmassesandtheendofdays

 

 

 

Midnight Masses - "Burial Song / Debtor's Song" (Live on Radio K's SXSW Broadcast) from Radio K on Vimeo.

 

What The Press Is Saying About Midnight Masses:

 

 

“Heaven is an appropriate title for such an enlightening, beautifully lush set, with washy guitars and dozens of vocals, recalling acts like Spiritualized.” Billboard  

 

 “As if the religiosity of down south collided with a full throttle rock band creating a haunting spiritually engrossing psychedelic rock experience.”  –  The Tripwire  

 

 “Brooding and open, daring and depressing and inside of it there's no escaping”  

Daytrotter  

 

"Their washed out guitars and haunting melodies aren't to be missed." - CMJ

 

 

 

Midnight Masses

 

 

 

WeirdMusic.net - Midnight Masses EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

 

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ??

A couple of our favorite weird musicians are Joe Meek, CAN, & Animal Collective

 

- When and where did your experience in music start?  

Midnight Masses started in a hospital, then went to Texas .  We're perpetually returning and never going back. 


- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?

  Lots more music, a companion EP to Rapture Ready , and our debut full length. 


- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music ?  

                LSD ( Lysergic acid diethylamide  )  & LDS (Latter Day Saints)

 

- Please describe your personal studio for us...

 A 160 year old haunted house.

 

- What are your favorite readings ?  

World War Z, The Psychic Soviet

 

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- 
  profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?

  Neither the third sector nor the internet has anything to do with the inspiration or composition of our music. 

- Who is Wacky Jacky ? 

There's a little bit of Wacky Jacky in all of us. 

 

Porn or Horn ?

 Bjorn .

 

- Should we Fork you twice or it's beter to Funk you once ?  

It's better to flunk us three times. 

 

Are you religious ? 

"Fixed in stained glass but not religious" - Fugazi 

 

- Anything else ?

 I sure hope so

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http://www.ivanaspagna.com

 

Everyone around the world listened to "Easy Lady" at least once!
The year was 1986 and Spagna - with her "Easy Lady" - reached the highest positions in the European charts, selling more than two million copies.
From September, the 11st, you can enjoy the new versions of "Easy Lady 2009 remake", re-sung by Spagna and remixed by Nicola Fasano & Steve Forest (producers of "75 Brazil Street", sampled in Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me"), CongoRock, Favretto and D-Bag. Moreover, Larry Pignagnoli and Theo Spagna - producers of Spagna in the 80's - realized an Original Alike version.

 

WeirdMusic.net - SPAGNA Exclusive Interview:

 

Do you Like Weird Music?

- I absolutely love it.

When and where did your experience in music start?

- It was many years ago in a parish theatre. I don't want to say the year, but the dinosaurs were around :)

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

- I'm currently working on two projects: one is a new album and the second one is an unique single. I won't say nothing more as I'd like to do a surprise. I think the LP will be ready bifore Christmas.

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

- I think the emotional disasters. When somebody hurts you, when you suffer, then you feeling for write something new.

What are your favourite readings?

- I love reading books about para psychology, paranormal phenomenons, volcanos' mysteries and geology.

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

- Internet is absolutely one of the best things of the world ‘cos everyone could have his space. If there is something valuable, Internet can help to you to get to the people alla round the world. Before Internet, you absolutely needed record labels and radios to achieve persons. Internet allows more the crossfire...

Links:

www.ivanaspagna.com

www.offlimits-production.it

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qSYqnIFyBc

 

Spagna - "Easy Lady" 2009 Remake and Remix

 


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WeirdMusic.net , OFF LIMITS and Minimoff Presents:

 

"My Borther Was A Rockstarter" brings D-Bag's love for punk and for the electro sounds together, creating a unique electro-punk style, which truely represents D-Bag.

"My Brother Was A Rockstarter" - rated by Steve Aoki, Congorock and Daniele Davoli from Black Box - comes out with three exclusive remixes by Defunct!, Lazy Ants and Blaze Tripp + the Original version.

 

http://www.myspace.com/dbagminimoff

 

D-Bag BIO:


Very young upcoming Dj and Producer, D-Bag is Off Limits’ new artist.
Better knowkn as Riccardo Marchi, he signed with Off Limits in 2008 and in the first
year he produced tracks in the minimal genre, like Flat Balloon (P&C 2008 Minimoff)
and Ex Nocte Diem (P&C 2008 Minimoff). Both the productions entered in Beatport
Minimal Chart.

“Up to the boy” (Flat Frog), with Congorock’s and Toxic Avenger’s remixes and
supported by the French Stereo Heroes e Mustard Pimp, is the debut elctro-funk
single for D-Bag.
Riki (aka D-Bag) has a packed schedule for the next months, as he adds his signature
style to a remix for Benny Benassi’s vocalist Sandy Chambers and on the horizon is
the new single “My brother was a rockstarter” (Flat Frog), where D-Bag’s punk side
and his love for The Prodigy stand out to create his personalized electro-punk style.

 

 

WeirdMusic.net - D-bag EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

 

Do you Like/Write Weird Music ??
Yes, I do, I really like listening to this kind of weird music and also tryin' to write it.

When and where did your experience in music start?
8/9 years ago when I started to doing stuff with my old Pc, using ameteur stuff that now makes me laugh.

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year ?
This year is over man... mmm... I'm preparing a new Ep that will support and push my first release "my brother was a rockstarter" with a new sound style like an elecrto/indie style... I'm actually workin' on another project but it's a secret... Shhhhhhh

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
All kinds of genres that make me jump on my chair.

Please describe your personal studio for us...
My studio is quiet simple, 2 big speakers, a mac pro, a big screen and other stuff that I don't know what is for, but it makes my mix louder.

What are your favorite readings ?
Is There also in U.S. the postermarket's catalog?

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet ?
Ehm... another question please...

Who is Wacky Jacky ?
my brother's name?

Porn or Horn ?
Pop Corn.

Should we Fork you twice or it's beter to Funk you once ?
Two is always better than one.

Are you religious ?
yes I am.

Anything else ?
your mom's telephonenumber?

LINKS:

www.myspace.com/dbagminimoff
www.facebook.com/pages/D-Bag/140281780649

www.offlimits-production.it

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WeirdMusic.net Interview: SETH NORMAN

www.sethnorman.com

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I'm interested, on a fundamental level, in the emotional impact of all art, especially music. Just because something falls outside the norm doesen't necessarily mean it will be good, but I do love being startled, suprised, and inspired by hearing things I've never heard before. I collect old records, and a lot of the appeal to me is how 'weird' they sound by contrast to modern standards of recording. As for whether or not I write weird music, that is for the listener to decide. I just make what I want to hear.

- When and where did your experience in music start?

When I was a little kid I took piano lessons, and I hated them and never practiced. I recorded myself making noises on an old keyboard and singing instead. I realized how much I liked playing music when I got a drumset in the 5th grade, and played in bands throughout middleschool and highschool. I began composing and producing on computers around the age of 14, and DJing when I was 16.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

I am fascinated with Drum and Bass production right now, so I'm currently finishing a remix and working on a lot of tracks and collaborations in that genre. I will be working with a fantastic songstress from Berklee, hopefully completing two tracks with her within the next year. I'm also doing some hip hop remixes, new downtempo tracks, and composing a wide variety of stuff for my next album.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

Emotion. It doesen't really even have to come from music necessarily, although it is my obsession. I like to indulge in the abstraction of the human experience and all the different ways in which people react to it. As far as music specifically is concerned, I have a fascination with sonics, and an interest in a specific sound, chord, or beat is usually a point of departure for an entire musical idea. It's all about little chunks of energy coming from different places.

- What are your favorite readings?

H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Herbert. I don't read, though.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

The entire music business paradigm is being totally reinvented right now, largely on account of the internet and the democratization of technology. I don't claim to have any well-researched predictions for the direction this will go in, but ideally it will create an environment where artists are rewarded for working hard to achieve their vision and music lovers will be rewarded for their interest in it. Coming from experience in largely 'underground' music culture, I'm really interested in constantly having my face rocked by awesome new music all the time, and I find that music often comes from people who are totally in control of what they're doing and are interested in the same thing. I do, however, have a deep seated appreciation for the commercial aspect of art and have never believed for a moment that I should just be able to do whatever I want and get paid for it (although that would be nice). This is another reason why emotional earnestness in music is so important to me; my favorite musicians are those who are obviously doing everything they can, pulling out all the stops, to give people something that they too can feel passionate about in return. Then, you deserve to eat.

- Anything else ?
Thanks WeirdMusic.net ! ;)

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Joseph Nechvatal

 

Joseph Nechvatal
http://www.nechvatal.net

Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I indeed like some weird music (even as weird is a fairly imprecise word) and I make some using custom software.

When and where did your experience in music start?

When I heard Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins by John Lennon & Yoko Ono in 1968.

What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

I am polishing up a 99 minute piece of noise music I have made called viral symphOny. I will present a concert of it on February 13 at Diapason in Brooklyn ( http://www.diapasongallery.org/ )

What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

The history of the avant-garde.

What are your favorite readings?

"Digital Contagions" by Jussi Parikka and “The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics , Artificial Life , and the New AI” by John Johnston

In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

Important role – the place of freedom.

Anything else ?

“The work of art, for those who use it, is an activity of unframing, of rupturing sense, of baroque proliferation or extreme impoverishment which leads to a recreation and a reinvention of the subject itself.”

-F?lix Guattari, “Chaosmosis: An Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm”

 

 

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WeirdMusic.net Interview: LUCIANO MOLINARI

http://www.elasticsound.com

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

My music is not actually "Weird Music", but may be in one way or the other it is!..

- When and where did your experience in music start?

I experienced music for the first time when i was a child and my mother give me a guitar with no strings!.. jajajaja :)


- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the
rest of the year?


I'm currently working in my own studio and for a Sound Design school here in my home town, as an Electronic Music Production Consultant.
  I have finished my firsts album two weeks ago and I'm planing the promotion of it!.. organizing some parties and studying piano and solfeggio by the way!.. go
relax after several months of synths programing and audio editing!

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?


Hm!.. sleeping if the first source!.. 15 minutes before start composing!.. i took the advice from Albert Einstein quotes!
  Flea!.. Red Hot Chilly Papers bass player!
  And most of my wicked craziness comes from studding physical modeling and some basic but straight mathematics!.. every day!.. at least 30 minutes or an hour!


- What are your favorite readings?

Acoustics!.. DSP stuff!.. play boy comics!. hu ha! .. jaja


- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
profit entities; have for music on the Internet?


They  are the only one!.. thru pure raw love!.. like you and my for our art!


- Anything else ?

Argentina will give one  of the greatest football soccer show the word have ever saw next word cup!.. after the man walk trough the monk surface nobody saw
something so incredibly amazing!..  the gold will be able to feel love one more time!
cheers! - Lucho

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Royston Vince

WeirdMusic.net Interview: ROYSTON VINCE

http://www.roystonvince.com

( Very pleased to be available in China!  Paste this link in browser:

http://www.wa3.cn/info.do?id=10037540&&hid=album )

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I, of course, don't think it's weird but writing predominately instrumental music is definitely further left of the field (just behind the hedgerows)

- When and where did your experience in music start?

Just after I left school - I had a little audiotape 4 track recording machine made by Vestax (I couldn't afford a Tascam!) This would have been around 1985/6. At the time, I had limited skills on the guitar and loved the layering you could achieve with a 4 track. I was recording before I joined bands.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the
rest of the year?

I've just released my new album (called 'Out of the world'). I'm busy promoting
the record in the UK. I've now got a bit of time to apply myself to scoring a silent film for a friend.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

Yes well I have a million influences...ermmm.... there is the classical side: Bernstein; Barber; Finzi; Vaughan-Williams. Miles Davis and a great guitarist called Steve Khan (son of Sammy Cahn) on the jazz side. Jeff Beck is a class apart. Brian Eno's music has given me a lot of confidence to take the approach I have. Jimi Hendrix. My greatest influence must be Pink Floyd - particularly the David Gilmour/Richard Wright side of their sound.

- What are your favorite readings?

Gore Vidal

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

They create opportunities for us all to connect. Only connect.

- Anything else ?

Thanks very much " Weird Music".

 

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WeirdMusic.net Interview: WE ARE THEY

www.myspace.com/wearethey

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

We just like/write whatever we want. Be it weird, not weird, funny, serious, lame, or sexual.  Whatever sounds cool to us is what we do.  We don't catagorize anything. We just wanna rock pants on, or off if you prefer that.

- When and where did your experience in music start?

Ingleside Middle School. 5402 East Osborne Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. 12:49:23 PM.  A small man named Ryan Abel met a hairy man named Andrew Heath.  Ryan gave Andrew some CDs because the latter's music taste sucked. Best friends were born, and five years later, Ryan's band needed a bass player. Enter Andrew.  Said band began as an after school program at Sequoia Charter School, three years after the previously stated events. The members were not friends before the bands conception, and to this day, still are not.  Markandeya went from fan to member just before the first WAT tour in mid 2008. This response is terribly structured and should not be read by anyone.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

We're currently looking to fill our vacant vocalist slot to finally finish up our first album.  Once that's done, we'll embark upon a tour of the United States of America followed by a summer of slacking and draining money from our parents.  Then we'll jump on over to the United Kingdom to rock the knickers onto that wonderful place, thanks to our friend Brennig of thisrealitypodcast.com ,  followed by a winter of slacking and draining money from our parents.

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

All of us like different varieties of music.  We'll listen to everything from folk and country to black metal.  To name one solid group of inspirations would be an insult to all the other bands we like, but I'll do it anyways. We all like bands like Muse, Gojira, Bumblefoot, Protest the Hero, and Incubus.  Thousands more could be named, but I wont do such a thing. -What are your favorite readings? Harry Potter, Calvin and Hobbes, the ten commandments, cooking instructions from food packages, Lord of the Rings, etc.  Andrew and Tyler read comics and graphic novels from time to time. Jeungri likes lame romance novels and Twilight. Ew.

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non- profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

I've got to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what this question is asking, but if it's basically asking what the internet does for music, then the answer is wonderful, wonderful things.  Sites such as Myspace and Purevolume allow free promotion for bands who would otherwise never be heard.  It's a way to share the art with anyone willing to listen. 

-Anything else for us?

In case you didn't catch it from our previous responses, we joke around a whole lot.  We're just here to have fun and be ourselves.  We're all good friends and we love music.  That's really all there is to us.  
Love, We Are They  

 

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Cevin Soling of The Love Kills Theory.

http://www.thelovekillstheory.com

 

The Love Kills Theory

 

- Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?

I definitely like weird music and certainly try to compose weird stuff.

- When and where did your experience in music start?

My earliest memories are of listening to music. The problem for me was that I instantly fell in love with the Beatles and knew I could not compete. Instead of learning to play, I studied engineering and production on my own and sought out how to make weird sounds and effects to generate ear candy.

- What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?

I am writing my Masters thesis and composing the next The Love Kills Theory album. I am planning to merge unlikely sounds and styles into something bizarre and new, but catchy.

 

- What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?

Everything is a footnote to The Beatles, but other inspirations have been Gang of Four, Devo, The Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Dr. Demento was also a major influence on me. At some point the distinction between weird and comedic got lost, though.

- What are your favorite readings?

Amusing Ourselves to Death, Coming of Age at the End of History, Magic Circles, Infinity and the Mind...

- In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-
profit entities; have for music on the Internet?

I haven't studied the impact sufficiently to make an intelligent statement.

- Who is Wacky Jacky ?

Don't know.

- Anything else ?

Lots.

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