30 days, 30 bands – #19 65daysofstatic

“A very angry wolf…”- Joe Shrewsbury, describing 65daysofstatic‘s sound. In late June 2007, an expensive copy of Rock Sound made it to my grubby paws in the quiet city of Bentonville, Arkansas. It had a free CD and one of the bands there was 65daysofstatic. I thoroughly enjoyed what I heard and I wondered if I would hear more from them later. The free CD had … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #19 65daysofstatic

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Announcement: ArcTanGent’s final line-up

Whoa, what? ArcTanGent! It’s a festival that’s been meteorically rising, but instead of shattering like a cookie once it reaches the atmosphere, it’s been gathering strength and growing stronger. Tell me more. A final addition to the line up has been announced (hence this post, my imaginary friend.) New bands added are Cult of Luna, CHON, LITE, pg.lost, Toundra, Young Legionnaires & PSOTY. Cult of … Continue reading Announcement: ArcTanGent’s final line-up

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News – Beacons Announcement

Beacons Logo 2014

Beacons Festival takes place on August at Yorkshire Dales. You knew that. What you might not know is that Beacons Festival has announced 29 new bands to an already stellar line-up! Some of these news bands are : Continue reading “News – Beacons Announcement”

Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____

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Well, Tramlines 2013 is done and dusted and I’ve reviewed it amply for La Pop Life (a top site from México) and Goldflakepaint (a top site from Bristol). For my own Shithole of a Website (TM), Sloucher, I’ll do a bit of photo caption and then go into an assessment of the bad, the good and the _____. Continue reading “Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____”

Podcast : Tramlines 2013 mix

It’s once more the time where Sheffield throws the house out of the window (i.e. going all out for the win, spare no expense, etc) and assembles some mighty musicians to do their magic for the pleasure of the honourable guest, the audience.

With the cornucopia of bands on display, you could struggle to choose where to start. Fret not! We have been going through the lists, times and received plenty of bribes to bring you this lil’ mix. 20 songs. 20 bands. 5 blocks of 4 bands who go quite well together.

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Wake up to 65daysofstatic

They are good. They are very, very good. It’s good to read that the recent USA release of We Were Exploding Anyway(link) and Heavy Sky(link) are getting great reviews. We have been very lucky enough to interview them twice, once before their show (link) at the Octagon (link) and during their magnificent re-scoring of Silent Running (link). So it was a very good day when … Continue reading Wake up to 65daysofstatic

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An interview with 65daysofstatic

It’s not a secret that I enjoyed thoroughly both We were exploding anyway (review) and Heavy Sky (review), the two records that 65daysofstatic released in 2010. I also waited for the stupid fire alarm to go away before their Tramlines gig, but it was not to happen that day.

A few months later, I would go and read that they were going to re-score Silent Running, a film I like because I saw it in a drive-in back in Mexico a few years ago. So it was pretty cool to finally get to see the band rock out at Queens Social Club and even better to catch up with them again. Last year I interviewed Joe Shrewsbury (link), this year I managed to get to chat with Paul Wolinski after their fantastic show.

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