With the resurgence in popularity of physical media, you’d think more companies would be offering storage solutions for records, tapes and CDs. Sure, you can pop down to IKEA and get yourself a generic shelving unit, and these are fine, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more special? That’s where UK-based company Tunetables comes in. Their idea, quite simply, is genius. What they’ve done is taken the design of musical-instrument flight-cases (you know the sort – you’ve seen them on countless record covers and in countless photo-shoots) and build these into bespoke storage/tables for your precious music collection.
There’s a good story behind this. Rob Chappelhow, the man behind the company, is clearly a music-fan himself. He got the idea for Tunetables after visiting the Joe Strummer exhibition in Covent Garden. In Rob’s words: “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased. It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”
Supreme Unbeing is a progressive rock and power metal band from Sweden, they emit mystery and ambiguity, led by vocalist Zac Red, along with his fellow band members D. Vine (Lead Guitar), D.Sciple (Rhythm Guitar), Unknown (Bass), and Al Mytee (Drums).
Taking an MF DOOM / Gorillaz-esque approach by using animated characters to enforce their already mysterious appearance, the band has recently transformed this into flesh and blood identities. Their debut album Enter Reality impacted the music industry in October 2020 which gained 3rd place in “Album of the Year” according to the readers of Swedish Rock Magazine. Since then, their debut quickly made astounding accomplishments such as entering Spotify Playlists, placing themselves on New Metal Track’s and Thrasher’s, as well as gaining an astonishing +5.5 million video and digital streams in less than 12 months since the LP’s release.
This month, October 22, 2021, release the first prophetic and ominous-sounding single Face of Evil, from their upcoming second album Enduring Physicality, which is to be released on 22 February 2022. Lead vocalist Zac Red acts as a “physical form of our consciousness”, according to the band, what is to be expected is an album that emits a message that is close to our own personal thoughts, something everyone can connect with.
Zac Red states about the new E.P: “This song is about self-proclaimed kings, tyrants, societal leaders… and your friends. Whether you have your own life agenda or not, they’ll manipulate and rob you of your free will to get what they want with their – as the song goes – ever-changing ‘Face Of Evil’. Humans are dual in nature, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, we all have a good side and an evil side, which side, and face, you decide to show at any given moment is yours to balance carefully on this grand stage. How do you want to be remembered?”
Due to the band’s ambiguity, not much is known about them, but their animated videos Animals and You’ll Never Make It, both of which premiered in REVOLVER Magazine, areclassed as a great success by their many fans. The new music video for Face of Evil stars Swedish actor Dragomir Mrsic, who is known for acting in “Snabba Cash” and “Edge of Tomorrow” where he co-stars along with Tom Cruise.
The band members jointly agree that they are “On a quest to enlighten the people of the Earth through heavy riffs, astounding solos, and intriguing lyrics” which is something they continue to do through Face of Evil.
The track is mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann, vocalist/guitarist of German founded metal band Orden Ogan, the track is available now for streaming and download on all major music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer.
As I look across the wasteland of nothingness that used to be my high street , out of my window that used to represent a swathe of differing humanity , where I could spy in a nice way not in an odd way like the guy who that weird Hollywood actor with the goatie beard thing played in that spookie film Rear Window …or am I getting confused with James Stewart from a different Hollywood era, anyway you know what I’m saying !!! I’m saying what the hell is happening in the world and who is going to save us, then as if by magic I get a email from my guys at Quite Great PR and they say, ’CHEER UP BEAU AND HIS MINI MOOG HAVE COME TO SAVE THE DAY!’ Well that being the case I am feeling uplifted and I decide to check this Aussie out as Beau Bowen is now firmly based in London, his lair festooned with flares, sequinned capes, feathered caps and boots requiring a step ladder to get into but most importantly, the base from which his extraordinary music is born. His gift for lyrics and melody is matched by a prodigious talent for guitar-playing, his virtuoso Fender Strat outbursts aided by a passion for vintage gear, minimoogs as we mentioned earlier and an array of flashy pedals. With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound, it’s rare that a fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with Beau Bowen, it’s difficult to imagine a more complete article.
Now that is not all infact far from it but before we tell you any more , not that you deserve us to tell you any more about this glam god and his anti climax , we need you to listen to the music ok!
Actually that is enough we have thoroughly spoiled you or is it spolit you? and we are not going to tell you any more, you have to find out for youselfs or is it selves , yes it’s yourselves as we are not creating a script for Eastenders are we, although if we were we would find a part for Beau where he was caught washing his lycra day glo bright yellow spandex trousers in Dot Cotton’s laundromat and she throws him and only to find big Phil ….are we digressing, yes we are. Anyway he’s a star and that’s all there is to it . Goodbye….
American Composer Roger Rudenstein is planning to take his operatic version of James Joyce’Ulysses, and he isn’t holding back on the X-rated factor.
Roger Rudenstein, a well- respected American writer and composer of operatic and grand musical pieces has spend much of his time creating and working on his version of James Joyce classic novel, gaining help from U.S. based musicians and artists, however, he is hoping to form the same grand show for UK audiences.
Rogers history is a varied culmination, with much of his work focusing on political satire, and the attack on republican politics in the U.S.
Past pieces being constructed mocking president George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Roger has also had mention in the New York Times, gaining rave reviews. Adding to this Roger has had over 100,000 plays on his Soundcloud account.
Steam-punkers, ‘Feline and strange’ are set to release their upcoming album ‘OUT’.
This latest instalment from this weird and wonderful duo has a powerful and rich story behind its creation.
While the backstory of Feline and Strange is unique and thought provoking, with the pair being Extra Terrestrials from outer space, left on earth with music as the only way to survive and make a living, they found themselves being mirrored in current world events. “I was reading all the good news from home, and still couldn`t help harbouring dark feelings that this was too good to be true. And even before I came home, I was proven right when the first refugee homes burned, assaulted by fascists” explains Feline Lang, the leading voice in this operatic opus. She speaks about how Germany welcomed Syrian refugees, who’s houses were unsafe or lost due to the act of war.
While writing this album, she saw a call to aid and help people who were either far from home, or who had even lost their homes.
With an eclectic mix of Electro Wave Cabaret and other beautiful tricks, Feline and Strange are sure to be a band you just cant miss.
Hailing from Sicily, self-styled dandy/gypsy hybrid Johann has developed a persona that brings to mind troubadours such as Sufjan Stevens, whilst also evoking thoughts of the pixie-ish faux naivety of early David Bowie and Syd Barrett. Mixed in with the freak Wurlitzer sound of harpsichords, Latin rhythms and, yes, flugelhorns, is the ever-present Johann, delivering his polemics in a style somewhere between and beyond Shakespeare and Adam Ant.
Check out the new video for protest song writer, Beldon Haigh’s track, ‘Land of Hope’.
His latest single uses classic pop/rock intrumentation, as well as a spine tingling string section from Smith Street Strings and the piano work of Ted Sweeney, to fittingly address the world’s current refugee crisis.
There’s a poignant message behind the beautifully crafted track, which makes this a must listen for any discerning listener, or activist.
Deep Purple are back, packing as much punch as ever with their latest album ‘InFinite’.
Time for Bedlam
All I Got Is You
One Night in Vegas
Get Me Outta Here
On Top of the World
Birds of Prey
Roadhouse Blues – (The Doors Cover)
This record has been one of the most highly anticipated this year, as Deep Purple have kept fans waiting 4 years since 2013’s Now What?!. Although the band have been rocking since 1968, this new album does not show any signs of wear and tear! With a very familiar sound, and InFinite amounts of progressive rock energy, this album is definitely up there with Purple’s classics!
The band have enlisted Bob Ezrin for the record’s production. He has worked with names such as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd throughout his career. It is therefore no surprise that InFinite has such a wholesome, and pure sound so typical ofDeep Purplealbums.
Back in March, we heard one of the album’s singles ‘All I Got Is You’. It provided fans with something to be excited about, with Ian Gillan’s storytelling lyrics and a head-banging riff that is typical of Deep Purple. Expectations were certainly met, as what was released on Friday is a record full of everything rock n roll!
We are certainly not eased into this album in any way. After a robotic-effect vocal intro, the band roars to life like a machine urging to run again after being idle since the last record. Soon enough, we are greeted with the well known sound of Deep Purple, fuelled by keyboard heavy riffs provided by Don Airey. The instrumental section in ‘Time For Bedlam’ reminds us of the band’s early days, as it instantly adds itself to the list of the band’s progressive rock classics.
“You can bury me up to my knees in shit”- Ian Gillan clearly has not lost any lyrical attitude over his 50 year career with Deep Purple. He fires energy at us right from the start, especially through this edgy opening line to ‘Hip Boots’. Additionally, Steve Morse showcases his exceptional talent through original blues solos, plucked straight from the days of Ritchie Blackmore.
To add to fans’ excitement: in support of this new record, the band have announced that they will begin a tour on the 13th May. With a line up that has not changed for the last five albums, the ‘Long Goodbye Tour’ will most likely be a huge event that tickets will not last long for.
Throughout the entirety of this album, we are gifted with riffs full of guitar and keys, punchy drums and lyrics that show the Deep Purple frontman to be performing at his best. After listening to the record, if you learn one thing: let it be that Ian Gillan does not “give a fucking damn”!
InFinite was released on the 7th April 2017 via EarMusic.
Everything Under the the musical project of Mark J. Heidecke and they putting their stamp on the music industry with their reinvention of the Electro-rock style.
After sadly losing his sister in a car crash, Mark embarked on a journey to a digital arts college where he learnt the trade of sound design, music theory and performance. He has also taught himself how to play guitar and keyboard showing that Everything Under is a band grown organically, straight from the roots.
‘Team’ is a dark, intriguing and complex track that utilises a variety of sounds and techniques. Clean struck guitars collide with deep, descending synths that evoke a deeply brooding and menacing aura, befitting of a horror or thriller film soundtrack. Alongside this, psychedelia meets hard-rock proving that Everything Under are setting up camp at the central crossroads of musical genres.
Heidecke’s vocals are a centrepiece of the track, too. Although minimal, Heidecke’s low growl is hauntingly mesmeric drawing listeners into a sort of hypnosis. Not only this, but his vocal qualities are comparable to a number of 80s acts such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood and so it is easy to see the influence from the time period.
The band have been honing their industrial blend of sounds for a while now and their new album, Where Have the Kids Gone at Night? from which ‘Team’ is taken, was mastered by the world renowned Bernie Grundman who had a hand in engineering Dr. Dre’s debut record, The Chronic.