Tuesday, 28 September 2010
As you may or may not know, Hoarsebox have been based in Mississippi for almost a year now working on their debut album. As I was told, they all thought it would be done over the course of a weekend but, 12 months on, they're still there saying things like 'y'all', drinking bourbon and considering the mullet as the band's next 'do'.
So much has changed for Hoarsebox in the last year and this has had a considerable influence on their music. Do not be alarmed. This isn't like Dylan going electric. The core aim of Hoarsebox is still to get people moving their arses / asses / butts / culos with as much vocal acrobatics and lush harmonies as is humanly possible. One of their new songs is called "Add It Up" and you can download it for FREE on their Facebook page. This song is so definitely Hoarsebox - I love it :)
In November Hoarsebox returning to home soil to play at Whelan's, Dublin. This will be the first time they play the new songs in front of an audience so this could be quite a fresh and exciting turning point for the band. So join them for a sweaty night of dancing and bopping. Check out this video they produced not onlyfor announcing the gig but also for promoting their new song "Add It Up". Enjoy!
Monday, 27 September 2010
.... it's viral! This time the band has some animal friends helping them in making the video viral and crazy enough to get the label "100% OK Go". All in all another great example of proper band promotion online ;)
And - here - we - GO!
News on my own account: My book "Successful band promotion online using Web 2.0: Introduction and exploration of relevant strategies and instruments" is finally available in English.
It is based on a scientific thesis I wrote in German.
You can by it at amazon.com
Have fun, enjoy reading and thanks in advance for all positive rewievs ;)
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Another great new four-piece alternative-psycadelic-melodic-drifting-band from Ireland: MOON, who have recently released a great EP with five songs on http://soundcloud.com/wearemoon.
"Corrode The Night" is an extra goodie to the EP and is a very melodic, mellow and unforgettable piece of music. Interesting how they did the music video which seems like a couple of videos one projected above the other:
Oh and yes, if you realized familiar faces within the band, you are right: Spud Murphy and Keith Byrne from the former Wicklow band Hybrasil!
For more info check out http://moonband.info and http://www.facebook.com/wearemoon
Hey Folks, check out the new video from The Looks. It's their debut single "Enemies" eventually put in motion pictures ;) Quite funny to watch - grown-ups who are price-fighting like small children on a birthday party - makes you feel young again... oh, and, of corse, awesome music!