Posted in Alternative, blues, Country, experimental, Indie, Metal, Psychdelic, rock, Rock n Roll

An Interview With The One, The Only…Hard Rocker George Swan!

 

We managed to get the chance to sit down and speak to Canadian classic rocker George Swan about his past releases as well as what is yet to come…

Q:What attracted you to the kind of music you play?

A: The power of the music was the main thing for me. I listened to lots of prog rock in the 70’s.  I was getting into Uriah Heep, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Deep Purple, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Zombies and The Who etc.  I really liked the heavy rock with the synthesizer and distorted organs going on.  Then I saw guys like The Who in 1977 and became a big Who fan overnight.  I also saw AC/DC around the same time with Bon Scott, and BTO-Bachman Turner Overdrive- among others.  I became a real fan of power rock.

Q: What is your local music scene like? How do you think you fit in?

A: My local music scene is very limited these days.  It’s too expensive here, everybody has left.  The venues are closing down too, so it’s not good.  Back in the day though, there were 12 or so live venues in Richmond alone where bands could play.  We fit right in.

Q: How do you go about writing your songs? What is the process you go through? 

A: For song writing, usually while fooling around with a keyboard of some kind I’ll come up with a chord progression that sounds cool to me…  I jam on it for a while with the band, if there is one, and see what I/we come up with.  For the most part my vocals are sung over the progression and I just see what I come up with for words while jamming.  I record everything and you know basically play something for 45 minutes or so and see how it sounds. 

Q: After so many years playing in bands, how have you found the move into being, essentially, a solo artist?

A: Now I win more arguments!  *kidding*…  No it’s definitely not as much fun, you really enjoy having all that input.  Plus there’s a lot more spontaneity in a band where you can just go somewhere musically on a whim and see what comes out. 

 

With the release of all 13 albums, all now available on Soundcloud:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-571409490

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7brDLTnkrW9zCLZhVOQ9Je

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTA5ewTTm_tCTLfTjBzFHDw

Bandcamp: https://bigdikblak.bandcamp.com/music

Website: www.bigdikblak.com             

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Posted in Alternative, experimental, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

WILSON (EXPENSIVE MISTAKES) SONG + VIDEO – OUT TODAY!

 

Get your wallets ready, you’re about to get the deal of a lifetime 💸 New video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” is out, watch now!

Stream/download the song

UK, Europe, South America, if you’re not seeing it yet on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. it’ll be out by Friday midnight local time.

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OUT JANUARY 19TH

 

 

 

Posted in Alternative, experimental, Indie, Metal, Psychdelic, Punk, rock

Oceans Of Noise Are Introducing A New Wave Of Music For 2018

 

 

For nearly over 3 years now, Oceans Of Noise have been writing, recording and performing. With a packed set list, immersive stage show and respected presence, they are now ready to branch out.

Based in Turkey, where each member has had a past in music professionally, the band are making the rounds, and with brand new material recorded in New York with producer Joel Hamilton, who’s past experience with bands such as Bonobo, Highly Suspect, Tom Waits and Unsane made him an easy pairing for Oceans Of Noise.

The brand new EP ‘Oceans Of Noise’ set to be released on January 26th, the band are now ready to start playing live and their starting with London. The EP itself features great tunes such as ‘The Age Of Ghouls’ and ‘Frozen Love’, so be sure to stay tuned.

 

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/oceans-of-noise/1296282833

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/21HzqFortyEjD2yOdCZAPY

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/oceansofnoise

Facebook: facebook.com/oceansofnoise

Twitter: twitter.com/oceansofnoise

Instagram: instagram.com/oceansofnoiseband

Website: oceansofnoiseband.com

 

Posted in experimental, Metal, rock

Homerik prepare to debut 10 track stunner

Have you ever heard Arabian / Egyptian infused Metal? I thought not… prepare yourself for Homerik!
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For a 3 piece, Homerik have a massive, some what overwhelming sound. Right from the first listen their audacious sound leaves you taken a back. The first release from their album for instance, ‘Wendigo’ starts with distant screaming accompanied by a demonistic screamo voice… you think you know where this is heading right? Nope. It then jumps straight in to a tribal inspired rhythm and voices before building and eventually reaching the thundering orchestral metal you’ve been waiting for. All very confusing… but somehow utterly brilliant

Its clear that Homerik are striving for a new sound and they have achieved it with consummate ease, any one part of this 5 minute tune would be enough to make you go wow… BUT THERES 5 MINUTES OF THIS MADNESS. In much the same way ‘Curse of the Black Nile’ leads you on a confusing journey through ritualistic ancient Egyption music, before jumping between blistering Metal and Opera with no hesitation. Truly the whole album has me on the edge of my seat.

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Homerik’s self titled album ‘Homerik’ will be released this halloween –  https://homerik.org/about/

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