In the spotlight: Daniel Scarsella

Daniel Scarsella was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario (Canada) and is part of a growing band of modern DIY musicians. He is a husband, father, guitar teacher and lifelong student of all things music. “Peterborough is a mid-sized town North- East of Toronto, Canada and very much cottage country. Growing up near water meantContinue reading “In the spotlight: Daniel Scarsella”

The Bucket Playlist interview with Cavalcade

‘There’s so much energy when we’re in a room together, it helps tell the story in a different way’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist London-based rock band Cavalcade is gearing up to release their debut EP next spring, which will feature one of their favourite unreleased tracks to date, ‘Sunshine Child’. The band comprises ConnorContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist interview with Cavalcade”

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”

New Release – Sky Diving Penguins (album) by Sky Diving Penguins

Sky Diving Penguins is the brainchild of Gia Iashvili. From Tbilisi, Georgia, Gia forges a sound influenced by The Beatles, Beck, Elliott Smith & Nirvana amongst others. Recently back after a 20-year hiatus, Sky Diving Penguins’ single ‘I Don’t Want, I Don’t Care’ has been well received critically, and reached number 2 in our CoolContinue reading “New Release – Sky Diving Penguins (album) by Sky Diving Penguins”

In the spotlight: Sky Diving Penguins

Sky Diving Penguins are an indie band from Tbilisi (Georgia). The band is the brainchild of Gia Iashvili. He is influenced by acts as The Beatles, Beck, Elliott Smith & Nirvana. “I formed Sky Diving Penguins after leaving the band I played with. I realised that I want to do my own thing. I prefer beingContinue reading “In the spotlight: Sky Diving Penguins”

 The Bucket Playlists interview with The Racket

 ‘There’s something just so addictive and energising about playing in a room together’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Widnes four-piece and appropriately named The Racket are gearing up for the release of one of their next singles, ‘The White Ace’.  The band comprises Callum Codd (vocals and guitar), Dom Eaton (drums), Mikey SmithContinue reading ” The Bucket Playlists interview with The Racket”

Favourite Five: Rufusking

First: many thanks for inviting us to do the ‘Impossible5’. Let’s go! 1. What’s your favourite song from the current Cool Top 20? “We really like ‘Receipts’, another instant classic from Sophie and Alex Dorsten. Great song, great artists!” 2. What’s your favourite song from the Hall of Fame? (Timo, guitar/vocals) “We are very honoured to beContinue reading “Favourite Five: Rufusking”

In the spotlight: Matte Martin

Matte Martin is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter obsessed with the dark and complex edges of rock and pop music. Matte channels the disparate influences of classical music, punk rock, the avant-garde, horror films, and the great English poets into deep, dark, dramatic rock-infused pop songs. The dark woods of his rural northern California upbringing cast theirContinue reading “In the spotlight: Matte Martin”