In the spotlight: Bar II

In our present, urban times, dominated by show-offs and pretenders, Bar II keep their mysteries to themselves. They won’t abide by the dictatorship of imagery only to focus on pure, raw, dark deranged rock music. May they raise the bar, too. Bar II comprises of Mr Du Penfast and BARThom, who discovered that they wereContinue reading “In the spotlight: Bar II”

New Release – Star Crossed Lovers by Jucundi

Rob (Jucundi) grew up in post-industrial Wolverhampton (UK). In his early years he lived in a simple happy home with no TV, just a record player, portable radio and a slightly out of tune old piano. He watched his mum teach his dad piano and learned a little himself in their small back room. TheContinue reading “New Release – Star Crossed Lovers by Jucundi”

In the spotlight: Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a prolific singer-songwriter from Birmingham (UK). Joe grew up in rural Herefordshire. The family house was a long way from anywhere. It was hard to get to see other children, so Joe spent a lot of time on his own. Boredom was quite a good spur for creativity and he began writingContinue reading “In the spotlight: Joe Peacock”

In the spotlight: Abi Nav

Abi Nav is a 24-year old Boston (USA) based singer-songwriter and recording artist. Abi weaves stories with his songs. His influences include John Mayer, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. His raw, self-aware lyrics, coupled with his ability to write unforgettable melodies make him a songwriter to look out for. I always like to ask artists aboutContinue reading “In the spotlight: Abi Nav”

The Bucket Playlists interview with Catalyst

 ‘I think this album is very versatile, there are a lot of dynamics, it’s very emotional for us’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist St Gallen alt rock duo Catalyst released their third album (after two EPs), A Normal Day last month (October), offering us a slice of rock that is full of surprises.Continue reading “The Bucket Playlists interview with Catalyst”

The Bucket Playlists interview with KID DAD

‘There are many vibes and emotions in our songs, we try to give every song what it deserves’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Paderborn, Germany-based alt rock band KID DAD, released their EP ‘Bloom’ on 10 November, offering us a series of songs that run the full gamut of emotions, including the singleContinue reading “The Bucket Playlists interview with KID DAD”

In the spotlight: Joe Adhémar

We all know British songwriter Joe Adhémar has made some great songs including our current number 1 in the chart ‘Be My Coastguard‘. (And if you didn’t, it’s time to check him out!) “Last time I was number 1 at something was the 25m butterfly at my school swimming gala.” So Joe, what else isContinue reading “In the spotlight: Joe Adhémar”

In the spotlight: Dean Dovey

Dean Dovey is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham (UK). He didn’t pick up a guitar until his early 30’s. Dean writes songs about everyday life that reflect his emotions and feelings at the time of writing and recording them.  “I grew up in a Birmingham suburb, Great Barr, about a 25 minute bus ride from theContinue reading “In the spotlight: Dean Dovey”

In the spotlight: Temper Row

Temper Row is the alternative music project of British songwriter, Bill Randall. His first EP is available now. Bill grew up in Aylesbury, a small market town in south-east England. “There was a club called Friars in the 70s, that attracted well-known artists from that era. It was before my time, but it was fun talking to peopleContinue reading “In the spotlight: Temper Row”