In the spotlight: Fendahlene

Fendahlene was formed in Sydney in late 1994 by Paul Whiteley, Ashley Hurst and Ben Felton. After a long run as a live act round Sydney, with two albums and two EPs under their belt, Fendahlene relocated to Europe in 2006 and both Paul and Ashley ended up living in England. After a break theyContinue reading “In the spotlight: Fendahlene”

In the spotlight: Portraits of Sawyer

Portraits of Sawyer is a two-man rock band consisting of Ben Wiggins (lead vocals, keys, guitar) and Adam Garcia (guitars, vocals, percussion). Adam and Ben started the band in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in 2008. They’ve both been hailing from Vermont since 2017. How did you meet and how did your collaboration come about? AHG: “WeContinue reading “In the spotlight: Portraits of Sawyer”

New Release – Silver Beatle ver. 2 by KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus

KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus are a rock duo consisting of KOJI and Yumoki from Tokyo, Japan. They describe their music as depressive junk rock. They’ve recently released ‘KEMURI the Planet Ashes’ and already have a new song lined up for release. ‘Silver Beatle ver. 2’ will be out on 3rd September. “When KOJI wasContinue reading “New Release – Silver Beatle ver. 2 by KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus”

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: 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”

In the spotlight: Fisj

Fisj is a musician from a small village near Ghent, a beautiful middle-sized historical town in Flanders (Belgium). He used to play in various bands, but these days he’s only playing from home. The first time we heard from Fisj was when he released his song ‘Mellow Moon‘ and I’ve been wondering “who is Fisj?”Continue reading “In the spotlight: Fisj”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Chase

Interview with The Chase: ‘My aim for ‘Black Cloud’ was to keep it short, sweet and in your face’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Nottingham-based four piece indie rock band, The Chase, will bring out an acoustic session 4 track EP later this year, which will include acoustic versions of their released singles,Continue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Chase”

In the spotlight: Jack Francis

Jack Francis is a Southampton (UK) based Americana/folk singer-songwriter. “I grew up in Southampton, which is on the South coast of the UK. I’ve always enjoyed the local music scene here – there were lots of venues when I was growing up and there still are a few good ones. I’ve met many close friends onContinue reading “In the spotlight: Jack Francis”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with King’s Horses

Interview with King’s Horses: ‘We try not to be obvious in our lyrics’ Hull-based, alt rock band, King’s Horses, brought out their debut album, Waveforming, last month, offering us 11 fast and loose fuzzy stompers. King’s Horses comprises Matt Barratt (guitars and vocals), Elliot Mann (bass), Chris Arksey (drums) and Emma Fee (keyboard). Barratt andContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with King’s Horses”