In the spotlight: Fedbysound

Fedbysound is Mark Grider, a multi-istrumentalist from Southern California. He began his musical journey at 15, when he first picked up guitar. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? “For starters, I think too much. I consider myself an outcast, but not the kind of outcast that begs to be noticed. I preferContinue reading “In the spotlight: Fedbysound”

In the spotlight: Interstate Drive

Interstate Drive are a Southampton and Portsmouth (UK) based Indie-Rock band. Frontman Cameron Davidson grew up playing guitar and violin, and working in a studio as an assistant. He used to write and record songs in the spare time there, finally forming a band and eventually touring. Bandmembers Andrew Syson and Paul Irwin went toContinue reading “In the spotlight: Interstate Drive”

In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim

Sugartown Slim are a modern Country Rock duo hailing from the South of England, consisting of Andrew ‘Windy’ Mills (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals) & Andrew ‘Billy’ Giddings (other sounds, backing vocals, production). Windy & Billy have been musicians and friends since the ’80s. In 2019 they joined forces to produce a catalogue of originalContinue reading “In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim”

In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches

Colm O’Mahony & The Hot Touches (Ireland) released their self-titled debut album last year, which features the single ‘Preacher’s Daughter’. I spoke to frontman Colm about their debut album and how Bruce Springsteen played a significant role in his musical career. Colm is a full-time musician playing acoustic covers in Killarney, a town in County Kerry,Continue reading “In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches”

In the spotlight: Anchor Detail

They describe themselves as “Charlotte’s favorite sons”, Anchor Detail is a quartet composed of Jeff Tatu (vocals & songwriter), Travis Brown (guitar & production), Christian Loebs (drums & samples) and Seth Telles (bass). Their sound blends the riffy swagger of grunge with the austerity of post-punk. Learn more about the history of the band andContinue reading “In the spotlight: Anchor Detail”

In the spotlight: Morningside Lane

Morningside Lane is a five piece alternative/rock band from New Jersey consisting of Marc Del Giudice (lead vocals), Frankie P (bass), Brian Morelli (drums), Dennis Matusche (keyboard) and Brandon Broderick (lead guitar). The band was formed in 2009, but the lineup as changed over the years. How did the band get together? “The band membersContinue reading “In the spotlight: Morningside Lane”

In the spotlight – LEAVETAKING

LEAVETAKING is a pop songwriting duo currently based in NY and LA. Founding members Tony and Matt first began making music together in 2011. Tony moved out to Los Angeles and Matt remained in New Jersey. They remained close friends while pursuing individual careers in music. In 2020 they began writing and producing songs togetherContinue reading “In the spotlight – LEAVETAKING”

In the spotlight: Chasing Records

Chasing Records was formed by Andrew Fernandes and Nathan Henderson from London, Ontario (Canada). They met playing baseball and really didn’t connect with music until about 5 years later. They formed the band during the start of the pandemic and finally decided to start recording some ideas leading to their first single ‘Fix Me‘ and debutContinue reading “In the spotlight: Chasing Records”

In the spotlight: Grace can’t play guitar

Grace can’t play guitar are Chris Payne and Mick Tyler, two friends from Brighton who collaborated on various music projects together and gave it a spin for a whole new non-genre specific sound. For this spotlight I had a chat with Chris, the songwriter of the band. In the late 80s you played in anContinue reading “In the spotlight: Grace can’t play guitar”