Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Green Day new album

The success of American Idiot brought with it all of those mixed emotions... A band I loved, when it seemed to be against the grain, all of a sudden was filling stadia...

Green Day, themselves, however, seemed to compromise not one bit. The shows felt like small venues, even with 30,000 people. The music on American Idiot was as good as any that preceded it... (Nimrod's still my number one GD album, though.)

As further proof that they're still in it for the music, their new album is released under the Foxboro Hot Tubs name (in a poorly guarded secret). Stop Drop and Roll is fantastic 60s/70s rock and roll Green Day...

It'll absolutely do until a harder-edged Green Day is ready...

Saturday, 17 May 2008

More live session videos

Two more videos of the remarkable Katey Brooks - Soft Sleeper and True Speaker, in session at The Old Chapel. We're hoping that Katey will be back for some more demos at the Chapel in June, so watch this space...

Katey Brooks | True Speaker

Katey Brooks | Soft Sleeper

Friday, 16 May 2008

More AdultAlternative.co.uk session videos

A further song from Katey Brooks - Grateful Rain

And one from my son, playing an Andy Hull/ Manchester Orchestra son, Where Have You Been

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Katey Brooks

Katey has one of the most impressive voices I have ever heard live. Goodness knows where it comes from, but it would be impossible to hear it and not be shocked.

At the session, she debuted a new song, so new it doesn't yet have a title:

One more: Found

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Kilto Take

Kilto Take are the first band to be signed to Medical Records/ 4 The Record Management, alongside singer/ songwriter Katey Brooks. They will be, without doubt, huge...

They played their first acoustic session for a Medical Records showcase.

Wake In The Lie

Holding The Enemy


Tainted States

Friday, 9 May 2008

Morning Benders

This band make wonderfully fresh, loose-limbed music. 

Have a listen to/ download two tracks from their debut: Crosseyed, and Boarded Doors.