Claire Boswell is back after a little 'break' and playing with Jez King, click here for a lovely little video by Jim. They played at John Taylor's Lazy Sunday at Cafe Bliss at the Worcester Arts Workshop, which is where I took this picture. Talking of which, after filming her set, I went inside to get a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows (you know how I roll, playa) - £2:90 though?! What's that all about, it was £1.75. Anyways, I was taken to one side and told that the Worcester Arts Workshop is facing possible legal action over their outside performances! They've tried saying that it's only 4 hours of acoustic music once a month but that's not good enough for some nearby residents who want it all shut down! So I've been asked to hurry up uploading my videos from this event to my YouTube Channel so they can be used as evidence in court. eek!
Benji Tranter is a folk singer/songwriter from Hereford who currently lives in London. What we've got there is a two track single called 'Lucky and the Spur of the Moment' from 2010. If you like what you hear here then he has several festival dates coming up so keep an eye open for him, I know for a fact that he'll be playing at Nozstock festival so maybe if you're local, you'll see him there. He's also working on recording his first album so 2012 looks set to be an interesting year for this young Hereford musician.
I first discovered Catatonia by chance back in 1996 I believe it was when I set my VCR to record Later with...Jools Holland as Metallica were on but it wasn't showing until some silly time in the morning and ggg
_Alessi's Ark is a wonderful folky singer/songwriter. I had (and still have I suspose) a ticket to see her playing a gig with George Pringle in Manchester in early 2009 around the time Notes from the Treehouse came out. Dream line-up! Sadly I couldn't go due to a load of sudden unforseen drama but if I'd gone it probably would have been the best gig (for me) of that whole year!
If you 'like' her facebook page via this link you can download her lovely cover of 'Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want' by The Smiths. You won't be disappointed.
Not just one free track, but thirteen!! A full free album from this outstanding Worcester singer/songwriter. This is a brilliant and sadly over-looked album that's been expertly crafted from the subtle open that builds to the nice full chorus of 'Harder Roads to Come' to the simple arrangement of 'Almighty Conscience', this album is flawless. I insist that you add it to your library right now.
I'm a big Emmy the Great fan so it's a pleasure to be able to share some of her music with people who may not already be familiar her. Emmy's known for her witty and really well written lyrics. That being said, this blatantly isn't the best example, (you'd be better off clicking here) but it is free after all.
Making your music folder better, one song at a time.
_Pretty much everyday I seem to find some amazing exclusive tracks that
some awesome artists are giving away for free as a special one off
promotion. Today, it occured to me that instead of just downloading
them, maybe reposting them on facebook if they're special enough/someone I know and
then moving on, I should start a little music blog on here. Even if it
doesn't last forever, it's still a free song for you each day that it
does! I'd say the character of this blog is mostly electropop and singer/songwriter but I've got plans for mathcore, post-rock and glitch-hop. A lot of these tracks have a download limit of 100 so get in there on the quick. I'd also point out that a lot of the songs will need renaming once you've downloaded them so I'd do them one at a time.