THE OTHER WOMAN: ROSSI/ EMORIE

Rossi - Ossetia Musician Thom Donovan and Nashville singer-songwriter Kendall Morgan met over dinner at the home of a mutual friend, who now manages them as Rossi. Allison Nellis knew a good thing when she heard it too then. Kendall has one of those voices, striking, flawed, utterly compelling. The good people who choose the music for CBS drama The Good Wife (a firm fave…

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THE OTHER WOMAN: JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE/ COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY

Janine and the Mixtape - Bullets WARNING: THIS WILL GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD FOR DAYS. It's the voice (take note The Voice TV show fans - this is how it's done) and one hell of a hook. Janine Foster fronts Janine and the Mixtape: she sings, writes the songs, produces, plays synths, sorts out the beats - the works. A New Zealander who has…

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THE OTHER WOMAN: Sophie Jamieson/ Mensch

Sophie Jamieson - The Harbour Wall The best thing about being part of a network of new music fanatics, is getting tips from your mates. Skopje puts on acoustic nights in Watford, north London, and always nabs himself the best of line ups. Sophie Jamieson is one such tip he sent over to me, and this song The Harbour Wall is just beautiful. And we're…

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THE OTHER WOMAN: DIVORCE/ DEBBIE MILLER

Divorce - Wet Bandit These Glaswegian punk rockers play it ear-splittingly loud. When seeing them live at a tiny venue in north London, we left with ears ringing and silly grins on our faces. This video was made by guitarist Vickie and will bend your brain, Horseheads the 7" is available from Milk Records or from the band live... and trust us you NEED to…

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Check These Out…

Hailing from the other side of the world (Brisbane, to be precise), Velociraptor are one of the most visceral and exciting guitar bands to emerge from either hemisphere for absolutely ages. The twelve-piece garage pop band not only seem to have a knack for penning high-octane, fuzzy pop songs, but they also boast a hoard of fantastic nicknames (Daniel 'Sand In Your Eyes' Dunne and…

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Savage Nomads – Tension In The Middle

Just as a quick followup to last week's Fresh Faves (Batch 7), Cole Salewicz from The Savage Nomads sent me a link to their new video for Tension In The Middle.  If you have the opportunity, it's worth cranking the resolution up to 1080p and watching this fullscreen on a fast broadband connection. Great atmospheric clip for a gobsmacking song, evoking a leisurely weekend atmosphere…

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Stand And Deliver

On Thursday 19th January 2012 I hosted a live performance workshop called Stand & Deliver for the 2012 BBC Introducing Masterclass at Abbey Road Studio 2. Video of the full session can still be seen here: the climax was a short set by my special guest Frank Turner which starts at 1:02:00. However that video can now only be found from the BBC Introducing Home…

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