STEADY’S ‘space race’ is over – but his music continues.

FROM THE MUPPETS TO MAHLER, Leicester’s Matt Steady has always listened to ‘something’ which perhaps explains why his musical output remains not only so varied, but also prodigious. And now, turning his back on his science career – a masters in physics with space science and technology – he earns his living through his first…

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Marcin ‘Gurcin’ Hadaś & his ‘Desert Island Album’

A RECORD I would take to a desert island? An extremely difficult question. In fact, it would be hard to choose even just 10 such albums. Okay, but we have to pick one….first association, first thought? ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico,’ for sure. From the very first sounds of the dulcimer, I got chills –…

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Something For The Weekend?

WELCOME TO LONDONPEAKY’S weekly Friday review, grab a brew and put your feet up, there’s something for everyone. Today, AMMO, SILVER HAAR and ECHO. DREAMY and dark reverie-bound ethereal artist AMMO presents the spellbinding song, ‘A Cold War City,’ released today via California-based Mourning Sun Records. This cavernous offering, just short of five minutes, unfolds like a Lynchian lullaby. “A Cold War…

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I Am a Rocketship: Legends, not Liars.

LIES AND LEGENDS, the new album from Atlanta’s ‘I Am a Rocketship,’ continues to win acclaim from critics and fans alike. But recent online comparisons with Garbage have somewhat missed the mark. This is an album impossible to pigeonhole, with lyrics that demand attention, even action perhaps, it’s a call to arms, and right now…

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SIMON BROMIDE: New single release from Friday’s debut album

LONDON-BASED indie rocker SIMON BROMIDE (aka Simon Berridge) has just released ‘The Skehans Song,’ the second taste of his debut solo album, ‘Following The Moon.’ Best known as the frontman of South London indie power pop outfit ‘Bromide,’  ‘Following The Moon’ is Simon’s first album as a solo artist. Paying homage to one of South East…

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MY DESERT ISLAND ALBUM: Daniel Tidwell

LONDON PEAKY invites a different musician each week to select the one album that would accompany them to their desert island. Today, from Central Alabama USA, please welcome Daniel Tidwell. I GAVE this a ton of thought, and perhaps even overthought the question a bit. At first, I was going to go with ‘A Slight…

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Something For The Weekend?

WELCOME TO LONDONPEAKY’S Friday round-up, grab a brew and put your feet up, there’s something for everyone. Today, COLLECT CALL, TRAITRS, TINY FIGHTER, and MILD HORSES. BRIGHTON-BASED electronic dreampop project COLLECT CALL presents their ultra-catchy single ‘Chase The Light’, the first track from the recently released EP, ‘The Golden Hour.’ Collect Call is the solo project of Joseph Thorpe,…

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JOE PEACOCK: The Man Behind The Music

JOE PEACOCK’S ‘Before The Robots Told Us Where To Go’ album is now available via Bandcamp. It’s a deeply personal piece of work, fuelled by injustice, but at the same time offering hope of better tomorrows. Joe has been busy online promoting his latest album and has spoken of music being an escape for him….

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A VISION OF – DISTANT IMAGES

ONE of the most exciting bands to have emerged from the Scottish indie scene in recent memory, DISTANT IMAGES, are a Glasgow-based duo producing multi-layered, atmospheric, indie dream-pop. But to merely label them as members of anything remotely approaching the ‘shoegaze’ brotherhood is to do them a huge injustice. Think not of them as producing…

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JJLOVEGROVE: My Desert Island Album

“WHAT a night! What a show! What what a life, what a way to go. I have a vision: Eurovision!” Mr Machphisto (Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam) I guess it’s a question of taste. A preference. A choice of all musical offerings on the ever-growing menu of snack sized discoveries to be found on the radio, online…

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