Alternative Music – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 22:53:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://foxosmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICON-1.png Alternative Music – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ 32 32 The hidden vault where music lives forever https://foxosmusic.com/the-hidden-vault-where-music-lives-forever/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 22:53:38 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/the-hidden-vault-where-music-lives-forever/ By Lauren Crimp Deep in an arctic mountain, samples of the world’s crop collection are stored in the Global Seed Vault – also known as the Doomsday Vault. “Project silica” engraves the musical data on thin glass blades the size of coasters. Photo: Provided / GMV It’s now set to save music for eternity too, […]]]>

By Lauren Crimp

Deep in an arctic mountain, samples of the world’s crop collection are stored in the Global Seed Vault – also known as the Doomsday Vault.

“Project silica” engraves the musical data on thin glass blades the size of coasters.
Photo: Provided / GMV

It’s now set to save music for eternity too, and some New Zealand works have made the cut for the first filing.

The Global Music Vault uses Microsoft’s revolutionary technology, dubbed “Project Silica”, to engrave musical data onto thin glass slides the size of coasters.

Each can hold 100 gigabytes of data, with layers of tiny etchings that can be read by artificial intelligence algorithms. They will be kept in the vault of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago.

Kiwi music licensing consultant Nathan Graves is on the board of Global Music Vault and likened the technology to something a bit older.

“A bit like a floppy disk at the time, it read the information and then uploaded it to an interface.

“Then you can stream it, download it, do whatever you want with it.”

Graves said that right now the music of the world remains at the mercy of the elements.

“There are a lot of master tapes that were in basements or places where they were moldy, in some cases there were fires and the preservation of these precious items was lost.”

Virtually indestructible slides will solve this problem. They can withstand being baked, boiled, pickled, flooded and subjected to electromagnetic pulses.

There are also benefits for the climate. The vault is a cold storage solution – and not just because it’s near the North Pole.

Glass does not require power, as data is written into its atomic structure, making it a sustainable alternative to power-hungry data centers.

“It’s a fantastic idea, it’s a bit of sci-fi, but it’s also an amazing new format,” Graves said.

The first slide is a proof of concept and has not been populated yet.

Michael Brown, curator of music at the Alexander Turnbull Library, among the holdings of the National Library's music collection.

Michael Brown, curator of music at the Alexander Turnbull Library, among the holdings of the National Library’s music collection.
Photo: Mark Beatty / National Library of New Zealand

But thanks to Graves, New Zealand has already secured its place with six pieces by composer Douglas Lilburn, considered the grandfather of New Zealand music.

It includes the iconic Opening: Aotearoa which was written in 1940 for New Zealand’s centenary.

The Alexander Turnbull Library’s curator of music, Michael Brown, helped choose the works and said Lilburn was an obvious choice.

“Lilburn is one of our most iconic songwriters.

“Really, we’re trying to put something culturally significant in there as an initial deposit, and Lilburn has that level of national significance.”

Brown said Lilburn was also a pioneer of music archiving in New Zealand.

Douglas Lilburn

Douglas Lilburn.
Photo: Supplied / Chris Black

He said Maori and Pasifika music would be among the first considered for the next entry, but no date has been set for this.

Brown is keen to work with other libraries, universities, rights holders and kaitiaki to make further selections.

“There are many areas of New Zealand music to explore.

“Our popular music history is now quite long, a vast array of artists and music groups have been recorded over the years, which means a lot to people.”

Alongside the music of Lilburn on the first glass slide, there will be pieces by Beatie Wolfe from the UK, the International Polar Music Prize, the International Library of African Music, the Argentine Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments and new technologies, Fayha Choir from Lebanon and Ketebul Music from Kenya. .

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Breeder Festival Set Looks Old But New https://foxosmusic.com/breeder-festival-set-looks-old-but-new/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 06:05:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/breeder-festival-set-looks-old-but-new/ Summerfest is obviously a great place to see bands that are already huge or up and coming, but one of the reasons the Big Gig is special to me is that every year it gives me the chance to see bands that I haven’t never thought to see live – or relive. Over the years, […]]]>

Summerfest is obviously a great place to see bands that are already huge or up and coming, but one of the reasons the Big Gig is special to me is that every year it gives me the chance to see bands that I haven’t never thought to see live – or relive.

Over the years, Summerfest has made me smile as much as its logo (or Don Smiley) with bands like Devo, Squeeze, Camper Van Beethoven, Digital Underground… the list goes on.

Tonight I finally got to see The Breeders, a staple of my college soundtrack, and in a way, a spinoff of one of my favorite bands, The Pixies.

Without going into their history too much, it’s interesting. In a word, it’s a great group that could have been much bigger. On Friday night at the Generac Power Stage, fans got a taste of that potential, wasted or realized, depending on who you ask.

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Kim Deal has always been one of my favorite bass players, especially live, cigarette dangling as she stood almost disinterested onstage while Frank Black hollered his lyrics with The Pixies.

With the Breeders, Kim plays lead guitar and her twin sister Kelly also plays guitar, but occasionally bass, kneeling on stage alongside regular bassist Josephine Wings.

Kim still has a dreamy, languorous voice, and The Breeders gave her the opportunity to showcase it. Kelley is no slouch either, and in the early ’90s, the Breeders’ enchanting harmonies got off to a good start with their debut album, “Pod,” in 1990.

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But then, after their biggest hit, “Cannonball,” on the excellent “Last Splash,” Kelley got busted for heroin possession, and the Breeders came and went. Which is a shame, because some of the most influential artists of the 90s loved The Breeders (Kurt Cobain said “Pod” was one of his all-time favorite albums), and as they reformed with new members and were releasing two more records, the “classic” line-up released their first album since 1993, “All Nerve” in 2018. If you need a more modern benchmark for how well-respected this band is, they’ve also collaborated with Courtney Barnett. Another of my favorite bands, The Dandy Warhols, dedicated a song to Kim called “Cool As Kim Deal”.

At 61, Kim and Kelley are still cool as hell, even without the cigarettes. And they both looked really happy…which made me happy too.

“Have you just arrived here?” Kim asked at the start of the show. No. We waited.


Keep in mind that Kim left The Pixies in 2013 (and even though this purist author had the chance to see them twice, I won’t see a show that doesn’t have Deal on bass), so you’ll be sorry if you’re assuming tonight’s show was just a recycled reunion tour. After all, the Pixies did too, recombining in 2004 when they graced Milwaukee’s new theater.

But even if you’re right, there’s no way to take anything of Breeders’ quality out of it. Before every gig review, I review a band’s music, even if I haven’t heard it in a while. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed this band.

Their sound resembles the Pixies, but it is also more nasal, spatial and harmonic. Quiet and loud at the same time. Their new stuff doesn’t sound that different from their old stuff either. It’s both modern and retro. Totally feminine in a kind of 90s alternative rock, but also gritty and sometimes grungy too. Kim’s crystal clear voice sounded a bit muddy at this show; it was hard to discern the lyrics to the songs that I didn’t know well enough to provide a full setlist (sorry, fans) but I almost made it.

So it’s no surprise that the Deal sisters attracted an older audience tonight (myself included). Imagine a lot of swaying and smiling during an 80 minute show that should have been after 7:30 p.m. And yes, the only people standing on the bleachers were probably the children of the first generation of Breeders fans, or maybe those waiting for the next Violent Femmes show.

You could tell that most of this audience didn’t know all of their work, and although I listened to “Last Splash” a lot when it came out, I wasn’t very familiar with their later music. So naturally, the crowd lit up when they played hits like “Cannonball” (involving a whistle) and “No Aloha,” which they opened with. They covered the Beatles’ “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” from “Pod”, on the occasion of Sir Paul’s 80th birthday. The lyrics “I need a fix because I’m going down” were prescient, given both offers’ history with drug addiction.

And a lot of us got a Pixies shiver down our spines when they covered “Gigantic” (Kim took the bass out of that one, obviously) even though Kim Deal co-wrote and sang that song… so is it really a cover?

Oh, who cares?

“This is our first show before the video, so we’re really excited to be here,” Kim said towards the end of the show, and you could tell she really meant it.

Keep in mind that this is not a band that tours a lot. As the headliner, tonight’s show was the first of a five-city tour of the Midwest this summer — so getting to see them in Milwaukee was special. They last played here at The Rave in 2018 (I had to reference an OnMilwaukee interview with Wiggs to figure this out), and before that they played Lallapalooza at the old Marcus Amphitheater in 1994. But the best I can say is for Brew City (the guy in front of me saw them at that gig in Lolla and helped me find the tracks I didn’t recognize).


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The banter was a bit sparse between songs, but not completely absent.

“I had a great day, saw your beautiful lake,” Wiggs said. “I wanted to swim, but it didn’t happen,” Kim teased her British accent a few times, which was bizarre.

And, on a significant day in American history, Kim made a comment of Roe V. Wade: “This next song is an old, old song. This is an abortion,” she said before launching into “Hellbound.”

The rest of the show was just a cradle of soft sounds.

“It’s a beautiful place,” Kim said. “Thank you for receiving us.”

And thank you Kim. Here’s hoping if you’re a Breeders fan you caught this show tonight, because who knows when they’ll be back?

No Aloha
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Hell
Iris
Happily gone
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Happiness is a hot gun
Of you
Cannonball
I just want to hear myself
Do you love me now?
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Mary nervous
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Spiritbox Drop New Simple 3 Track ‘Rotoscope’ + Videos https://foxosmusic.com/spiritbox-drop-new-simple-3-track-rotoscope-videos/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:19:42 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/spiritbox-drop-new-simple-3-track-rotoscope-videos/ One of the most exciting new bands in metal, Spiritbox, have just released a brand new 3 track single titled Rotoscope, which serves as the first batch of new songs since their 2021 debut album Eternal blue. Additionally, they released a video for the title track. The video for “Rotoscope” was directed by Max Moore […]]]>

One of the most exciting new bands in metal, Spiritbox, have just released a brand new 3 track single titled Rotoscope, which serves as the first batch of new songs since their 2021 debut album Eternal blue. Additionally, they released a video for the title track.

The video for “Rotoscope” was directed by Max Moore and can be seen below, along with the unique art and visualization videos for the other two tracks, titled “Sew Me Up” and “Hysteria”.

Spiritbox went in a slightly different sonic direction with these new songs, leaning more into alternative rock than the intensity and heaviness they brought with Eternal blue. Singer Courtney LaPlante actually warned her fans earlier this year that some of them might hate the new tracks, but it was time for them to experiment as some of the songs from their debut album are years old at this point.

“[The new songs are] really different from the songs on Eternal Blue. I think some people might even hate them. But it excites me. I thrive on negativity! she said to Kerrang!.

“As scary as it sounds, you just have to do what makes you happy, create the music you want to create, and work with the people you want to work with,” added guitarist Mike Stringer. “Because the moment you start limiting yourself, the music suffers.”

Spiritbox has a handful of festival performances booked throughout the summer, and then they’ll head to a North American arena to support Ghost and Mastodon in late August. See upcoming dates here.

Spirit box – ‘Rotoscope’

Spiritbox – ‘Sew Me’

Spiritbox – ‘Hysteria’

Spirit box – Rotoscope Single Artwork + Tracklist

1. Rotoscope
2. Sew me
3. Hysteria

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6 Best Covers of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” – Billboard https://foxosmusic.com/6-best-covers-of-kate-bushs-running-up-that-hill-a-deal-with-god-billboard/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:13:37 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/6-best-covers-of-kate-bushs-running-up-that-hill-a-deal-with-god-billboard/ Kate Bush’s classic 1985 single “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” garnered an explosion of interest and popularity through its use in the fourth season of Strange things. The song rose to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart dated June 18, 2022, 37 years after its initial release. The single, […]]]>

Kate Bush’s classic 1985 single “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” garnered an explosion of interest and popularity through its use in the fourth season of Strange things.

The song rose to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart dated June 18, 2022, 37 years after its initial release. The single, taken from the 1985 Bush classic love dogs, had previously peaked at No. 30 on November 30, 1985.

In a rare public statement, the British art rock legend shared his excitement over the renewed interest in ‘Running Up That Hill’.

“You may have heard that the first part of the fantastic and gripping new series of ‘Stranger Things’ was recently released on Netflix,” Bush wrote in a statement on his website. “It features the song ‘Running Up That Hill’ which young fans who love the show are giving a whole new lease of life – I love it too!”

The singer-songwriter added: “Because of this, ‘Running Up That Hill’ is charting the world and entering the UK chart at No. 8. It’s really exciting! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the song. I look forward to the rest of the series in July.

Despite its second life in 2022, “Running Up That Hill” has been a beloved hit for decades, and music stars often put their own spin on this booming track.

In honor of Bush and Max’s epic escape from Vecna, see our favorite “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” covers below, in no particular order.

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Saturday Night Session 054: Kidswaste reveals the five-year journey that led to second EP, “Colors of Your Heart” https://foxosmusic.com/saturday-night-session-054-kidswaste-reveals-the-five-year-journey-that-led-to-second-ep-colors-of-your-heart/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:01:37 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/saturday-night-session-054-kidswaste-reveals-the-five-year-journey-that-led-to-second-ep-colors-of-your-heart/ by: Farrell Sweeney June 18, 2022 Few moments are more sacred than the Saturday night respite from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a dedicated “doing well at night” feature was born. Saturday night sessions are organized around energizing mixes meant to get the party […]]]>

Few moments are more sacred than the Saturday night respite from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a dedicated “doing well at night” feature was born. Saturday night sessions are organized around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one fundamental thing in common: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Quentin Beauvois started his music career like many Gen Z musicians – showcasing his talents online. While many acts leverage their online following to land record deals, Beauvois’ rise was due to a different formula. Now better known to music fans as Kidswaste, the French producer began his career broadcasting on Twitch from his bedroom in 2016. He learned how to produce music on the public forum, and it helped foster connections that led to the successful launch of his career and future collaborations.

Beauvois shares, “People might not know this, but I started my music career streaming on Twitch in 2016! Music wasn’t even really allowed on the platform. I used to participate in hour-long challenges with friends, which really helped me improve quickly. He continues: “That’s actually how I met Siarate with whom I collaborated on “Back Then”. The song itself was made around this time, although it took a little over an hour.

Although he started producing music in 2016, Beauvois leaned in and quickly focused on the fun business. In 2017, he released his debut single “Underwater”, which catapulted him into prominence in the indie dance music scene. He then produced and released a full EP, titled Missed, that same year. The reception given to the EP has been extremely positive and its momentum has remained strong.

It’s now five years later, and the artist has released his second EP, Colors of your heart, now available on Counter Records. The entire work gives the listener a glimpse into their own heart and the journey they have traveled, both personally and professionally. Beauvois shares that during the time he wrote the EP, he was in different headspaces and had varying inspirations throughout. This means that each song represents a different moment for him. For his Kidswaste project as a whole, a new era is dawning, affectionately dubbed the “Kiddy” era, which features a more energetic and refined sound and style that reflects the maturing process he has gone through over the years. .

Despite the fact that the songs on the EP have been produced at different times over the past five years, Colors of your heart is a dreamy collection of flowing singles that blend seamlessly despite stylistic differences.

He comments on this, sharing, “It was the project right after Missed, which I’ve been working on since 2017. Some songs, like “Back Then” and “Waves”, were composed around this time almost 3-6 years ago. It shows the evolution from my old music to what feels more like my new self. I wrote ‘Runner’ in 2021, and ‘Home’ in January 2022. The goal was to keep consistency with the Kiddy! era over the years.

Highlights from the EP include “Let Go”, which is an independent alt single that taps into rock with electronic production as a supporting element. In stark contrast, “Waves” leans into the indie electronic genre, putting production at the forefront of the song. “Time is Mine” with Olivia Reid expands Kidswaste’s sound, with sultry vocals rounding out the upbeat single that infuses disco elements into the heart-pounding background.

Olivia Reid, Lizzy Land and Siarate are star collaborators on the EP, tying together the eight tracks in a brilliant blend of Beauvois’ style and sound with hard-hitting collaborators pushing the boundaries of what we’ve come to know and expect from the producer. The artist shares that he wrote over 100 songs for the project before deciding on the final group of songs he felt he resonated with the most.

Beauvois will be back on the road for his first headlining North American tour in honor of the release of the EP. Titled Colors of Your Heart Tour, it will perform in markets including Brooklyn, Denver, Chicago and more. He comments on what to expect from his upcoming tour and how he feels about being back on the road.

He shares, “I’m nervous, but it’s exciting! This is my first headlining tour in all of America, and I’m incredibly excited. I try to breathe new life into my shows with more energy, remixes of old songs and live edits! Getting back on the road is a bit scary but it will be fine, especially with Tails joining the adventure!

In honor of the Colors of your heart full EP release, the artist crafted an exclusive one-hour Saturday Night Session mix for listeners.

When asked what fans can expect from the mix, he shares, “It’s a showcase of some songs from the project mixed with some songs I like! It’s not super representative of the live show as I try to keep most of it as a surprise, but there are some fun ids! I hope you enjoy!”

Featured Image: Kodavsky

Read the full interview with Kidswaste below.

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This is your second EP. What was the difference for you with Colors of your heart compared to Missed?

It was the project right after “Spleen”, which I’ve been working on since 2017. Some songs, like “Back Then” and “Waves”, were made around this time almost 3-6 years ago. It shows the evolution from my old music to what feels more like my new self. I wrote “Runner” in 2021, and “Home” in January 2022. The goal was to keep consistency with the Kiddy! era over the years.

Is there a track that stands out personally from the EP?

My favorite is “Runner” because it tells the most recent story of my life. While the other songs might be a bit more elusive or general, this one is more about what I’ve been through for the past few years. In addition to that, the production corresponds to my vision of the continuation of this project.

Your sound has certainly evolved over the years. Is your evolution fair as an artist? Or do you think that your sonic evolution is also linked to your personal evolution?

I think it’s a bit of both because the way I’ve worked with music over the years has varied a lot. I started integrating material into my workflow and focused on improving my production. Especially the sound design. It’s not perfect yet, but now I can vary my style, which allows more creative freedom. All in all though, I must have written around 100 songs for this project, but only kept the ones I resonated with.

A headlining tour is a big deal. Can you tell us about the tour?

I’m nervous, but it’s exciting! This is my first headlining tour in all of America, and I’m incredibly excited. I try to breathe new life into my shows with more energy, remixes of old songs and live edits! Getting back on the road is a bit scary but it will be fine, especially with Tails there to join the adventure!

What’s one thing about you as a person outside of your music career that fans don’t know about?

People might not know this, but I started my music career streaming on Twitch in 2016! Music wasn’t even really allowed on the platform. I used to participate in hour-long challenges with friends, which really helped me improve quickly. This is also how I met Siarate with whom I collaborated on “Back Then”. The song itself was made around this time, although it took a little over an hour.

What kind of Saturday night will your Saturday night session prepare listeners for?

It’s a showcase of some songs from the project mixed with some songs that I like! It’s not super representative of the live show as I try to keep most of it as a surprise, but there are some fun ids! I hope you enjoy !

Tags: the colors of your heart, the colors of your heart ride, meter records, kids trash, lizzy land, olivia reid, saturday night session, saturday night sessions, siarate

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British Indie Pop band Lapels set a benchmark with their latest EP “Live At Black Barn” https://foxosmusic.com/british-indie-pop-band-lapels-set-a-benchmark-with-their-latest-ep-live-at-black-barn/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:26:24 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/british-indie-pop-band-lapels-set-a-benchmark-with-their-latest-ep-live-at-black-barn/ This group of 3 musicians produced the melodic taste of the 90s through their first musical collection which was released this year. This first EP again embraces his first three single compositions. The latest project includes “Back To Beginnings”, “The Time Is Ours” and “Early Morning Rain”. Each of these singles offers an infectiously engaging […]]]>

This group of 3 musicians produced the melodic taste of the 90s through their first musical collection which was released this year. This first EP again embraces his first three single compositions.

The latest project includes “Back To Beginnings”, “The Time Is Ours” and “Early Morning Rain”. Each of these singles offers an infectiously engaging musical essence with a fusion of BritPop, indie music and alternative fusion.

Needless to say, the melodic downtempo as well as the smooth and rich vocal skills reflect the unwavering aura of this trio formation. Whether it’s a live performance or a studio recording; the group has never failed to prove its worth in the music industry.

This first EP was recorded at Black Barn Studios owned by Paul Weller. The title ‘Live At Black Barn’ also offers the living essence of the studio. The project is produced by Michael Smith.

The band headlined the MICANNES music conference which took place in June. This is the first-ever international showcase for British music artists.

Hailing from East Midlands, Lapels are formed by three incredible musical artists, namely Nathan, Adam and Andy. Each of the band members is quite versatile with their talents as singers, songwriters and prolific musicians.

The listeners found their honest and frank approach quite relevant. The band are able to turn everyday mundane stuff into a musical delight with their skills and individuality. What started at Nottingham College is now taking place on an international stage.

British indie-pop band Lapels are really making remarkable progress in a short period of time.

The latest EP project ‘Live At Black Barn’ was released under the Marquee Records label. The company’s CEO, Colin Peter is well revered for nurturing British talent. Lapels is a perfect choice for the label which reflects the diverse talent and musical aura.

Band members Andy, Adam and Nathan are looking forward to dropping other projects this year.

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‘A good family vibe’: The Silhouettes project, Hackney’s fiercely independent music community | Music https://foxosmusic.com/a-good-family-vibe-the-silhouettes-project-hackneys-fiercely-independent-music-community-music/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:08:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/a-good-family-vibe-the-silhouettes-project-hackneys-fiercely-independent-music-community-music/ On Friday evening in June 2021, saxophonist Alabaster dePlume heard the silky vocals of Karl Benjamin and Elisa Imperilee seeping through the walls of Root73’s recording studio at the Total Refreshment Center in Dalston, London. Inspired, he grabbed his instrument and improvised a spectacular melody for their new track in one take. “He added magic […]]]>

On Friday evening in June 2021, saxophonist Alabaster dePlume heard the silky vocals of Karl Benjamin and Elisa Imperilee seeping through the walls of Root73’s recording studio at the Total Refreshment Center in Dalston, London. Inspired, he grabbed his instrument and improvised a spectacular melody for their new track in one take. “He added magic and then screwed up,” says Jaden Osei-Bonsu (AKA Eerf Evil), who co-founded the Silhouettes project with Asher Korner (AKA Kosher) for times like these.

With live events and a 2020 debut album that featured over 30 rappers, singers, and producers, the Silhouettes project acts as a mouthpiece for hip-hop, jazz, soul, and R&B artists who might be overlooked by mainstream artists. streaming services and arts funding bodies. . Some of them, like the witty and talkative rapper Enny, have burst into the mainstream.

The excitement over the Silhouettes project was palpable during a sold-out show at Camden’s Jazz Cafe in April: adoring fans had learned all the lyrics during lockdown, and after performers took turns on stage, supported by a group of six people with jazz accents, the night ended with a frenzied frenzied singing. “No one was coming for one person, they were coming for the whole sound,” Eerf Evil says now, smiling as he spreads his long limbs on a studio couch. “These artists may not be making it a playlist on their own, but with the collective energy around the project, people are making it.”

Kieron Boothe, an East London rapper who has been making music professionally since 2014, considers the Silhouettes project a turning point in his career. After releasing No Peace, his introspective rap about self-love with soulful Morgan Lorelle vocals, his monthly listeners on Spotify more than tripled; the track reached over 2.4m of flow. “With the right push, the attention took over,” he says.

“You’re much stronger in any musical movement when there are people doing it together,” adds Nix Northwest, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, who produced Enny’s song For South. He first met the shy singer during a regular Silhouettes jam at the Total Refreshment Centre. “It was like a little update of where everyone was at,” he says. “It felt like a real family atmosphere. Even the first one, when I didn’t know anyone there, I felt welcome and appreciated.”

“It was a really welcoming environment,” admits South London singer Elisa Imperilee. Filled with friendly competitiveness, the rappers spewed livewire rhymes and improvised musicians for an audience of like-minded people. These jams were held every six weeks before the pandemic halted live music. “The pandemic has made me really appreciate what performing live does for your music,” Imperilee says, adding that being able to continue collaborative work in the Root73 studio “makes you fall in love all over again with why you’re doing what you do”.

‘With the collective energy around the project, people are getting there’… Eerf Evil. Photography: Caitlin Molloy

Kosher launched Root73 as a nonprofit recording space in 2016, before setting up the Silhouettes project with Eerf Evil in 2019. “We don’t max out and squeeze every penny” from artists, says- he.

He became disillusioned with the music industry when he saw how artists were treated on the basis of race, class and gender, while working for some of the biggest record companies in the Kingdom. -United. Last year, a study found that 63% of black music creators in the UK had experienced racism; misogyny and sexual misconduct remain pervasive; and abusive label deals and low streaming revenue don’t provide enough compensation.

“Music is unlike any other salable product,” Kosher says. “His [the artist’s] voice, their heart, their feelings,” and conflict can be created when those feelings are packaged and sold. At the heart of the Silhouettes project, however, is an egalitarian philosophy, where proceeds from any live show or album are divided equally among the creatives involved. “We are not here to abuse, we are here to do something [for artists].”

Streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify accounted for 80% of the UK industry’s total £1.7bn revenue in 2021, and have become tastemakers you have to please. “I feel like the more people at ground level feel it and push it, the more the rigs don’t have an option [but to play us]says Kieron Boothe. “Because you make so much noise, you gain so much traction.” Kosher likens his work to Rinse FM, the once-pirate radio station that played the UK’s most uncompromising grime MCs. “That’s kind of what the Silhouettes project is,” he says. “A place where you can find new artists and engage with a community.”

On a new album, which is due out in September, the artists have taken it up a notch after seeing the dazzling success of the first Silhouettes Project tracks: everyone seems more confident. “It challenges the industry,” says Eerf Evil, “and shows what happens if communities had the resources to create.”

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Today’s “Heardle” answer and hints for Sunday, June 12 https://foxosmusic.com/todays-heardle-answer-and-hints-for-sunday-june-12/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:04:01 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/todays-heardle-answer-and-hints-for-sunday-june-12/ You can take notes while playing today’s Heardle, or just check out these hints and the answer Getty Hello, I hope you are having a restful Sunday and that today Heardle is not too frustrating for you. If you’re having trouble with this, I’ve got some hints and answers for you. If you are a […]]]>

Hello, I hope you are having a restful Sunday and that today Heardle is not too frustrating for you. If you’re having trouble with this, I’ve got some hints and answers for you.

If you are a Heardle newcomer, here’s how to play: You’ll hear the first second of a fairly well-known song. You can then guess the artist and title or skip your turn. If you skip or guess wrong, you’ll hear the song a bit more. The game continues until the sixth and final guess, at which point you will hear 16 seconds of the track.

Haven’t played for a few days and want to know which songs you missed? Well, I got you covered:

It’s only really easy if you know the answer, though. Here are some clues to guide you in your quest through your memory:

Heardle clues for June 12

  1. This is listed as an alternative rock/acoustic rock/folk-punk/folk song on Wikipedia.
  2. It came out in 1997.
  3. It did not chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number seven on the Mainstream Rock chart. It also reached number 11 in the UK and number five in Canada.
  4. This song has a lasting legacy. It took fourth place on Nielsen’s US Top Airplay Spins chart for the decade between 2010 and 2019.

Still can’t get it? Do not worry. Today Heardle the answer is right in front…

Heardle’s response for June 12

Spoiler warning. This is your last chance to look away before the answer is revealed…

It’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day!

To finish, a song that I was able to get instantly. My streak of bad Heardle luck has come to an end for now. Fun fact: I won a talent show at my high school for performing this. My prize was a box of chocolates. It was a fun day.

Here is the classic tune in its entirety:

That’s all for today, friends. I hope you had fun with today’s game. Go listen to Green Day. Their best past stuff, I mean. I’ll be back tomorrow with clues and the answer for Monday Heardle on my blog.

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Indie Rock Band Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Following BDS Pressure https://foxosmusic.com/indie-rock-band-cancels-tel-aviv-concert-following-bds-pressure/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:17:58 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/indie-rock-band-cancels-tel-aviv-concert-following-bds-pressure/ The American indie rock band Big Thief has announced that it has canceled its upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Prior to the cancellation, Big Thief announced on June 3 that they would be playing Barby’s Club in Tel Aviv on July 6 and 7; in […]]]>

The American indie rock band Big Thief has announced that it has canceled its upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Prior to the cancellation, Big Thief announced on June 3 that they would be playing Barby’s Club in Tel Aviv on July 6 and 7; in their statement, they addressed the BDS movement. “As far as our place in the boycott is concerned, we do not claim to know where the moral foundation lies and we want to remain open to others’ perspectives and love beyond disagreement,” they said. “We understand the inherently political nature of playing there as well as the implications. Our intention is not to diminish the values ​​of those who support the boycott or to turn a blind eye to those who suffer. We strive to be in the spirit of learning. The Instagram post ended with a promise to donate proceeds from the concerts to NGOs providing aid to Palestinian children.

But on June 9, the group disavowed its previous BDS comments. “Our intent to want to play the shows in Tel Aviv, where Max was born, raised and currently lives, stems from a simple belief that music can heal,” Big Thief said. The band’s bassist, Max Oleartchik is the son of Alon Oleartchik, bassist of the Israeli rock band Kaveret. “We now recognize that the shows we had booked do not adhere to this statement,” Big Thief’s statement continued. “We are sorry to those we hurt by the recklessness and naivety of our initial statement about performing in Israel and we hope that those planning to attend the shows will understand our choice to cancel them.”

Barby responded to Big Thief’s decision to cancel the shows with his own statement excoriating the band, stating that Big Thief first approached the club about playing there. The Tel Aviv club went on to call the band members “pitiful” and “afraid of their own shadow”. “You will just become another group that comes and goes from the world like everyone else,” Barby’s statement read, according to The Times of Israel (TOI). “I wish you all the luck in the world, just like you did to your fanbase in Israel.”

Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) said in a statement that Big Thief bowed “to the demands of a boycott movement that openly rejects coexistence and seeks the destruction of Israel, undermining the principles of commitment, tolerance and dialogue”. “As [Australian musician] Nick Cave said, “The cultural boycott of Israel is cowardly and shameful. Israel is a real, vibrant, functioning democracy — yes, with Arab MPs — and so engaging with Israelis, who vote, can be more useful than scaring off artists or shutting down the means of engagement. “Ultimately, the boycott is an affront to Palestinian and Israeli moderates who seek to achieve peace through compromise, exchange and mutual recognition,” the CCFP said. “Music in Israel brings together people from all walks of life – Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, blacks, whites, Muslims and Christians – and concerts in Israel play a small but crucial role in the hope of achieving this peace.”

Big Thief’s cancellations were also criticized on social media.

“Shame on you for caving in to the anti-Semitic boycott,” StandWithUs Israel executive director Michael Dickson tweeted at the group. “You had the opportunity to play for the freest and most diverse audience in the world. [Middle East] and bring people together. Instead, you chose to split. Your naive decision does not advance peace one iota and helps the extremists.

Stop Antisemitism tweeted similarly that Big Thief “gave in to anti-Semites – plain and simple. This does not help the Palestinians, it only reinforces the hatred of the Jews.

Daniel Sugarman, director of public affairs for the Boards of Deputies of British Jews, tweeted: “I had never heard of this band before, but * we are canceling our concerts in Tel Aviv despite the fact that one of the members of our group was born, raised and currently lives in Tel Aviv* are platinum-level double thinkers.

Journalist Eve Barlow tweeted: “For the umpteenth time we see a band forced not to play in front of civilians in the Jewish nation for fear of how their position on the conflict is portrayed. Let’s see if they have the same energy for other areas caught in constant conflict.

David Draiman, frontman of heavy metal band Disturbed, tweeted that he was “disappointed” with Big Thief’s decision and offered to “have a dialogue” with the band “to reconsider your decision and use your music to connect people rather than disconnecting from them.”

Alon Oleartchik told the Kan public broadcasting station that Big Thief “received thousands of threats” after initially announcing the concerts and that Max was “crushed”. “He really wanted this to happen,” he said, according to TOI.

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#17 – Morgan James: From Broadway to Independent Artist Superstar https://foxosmusic.com/17-morgan-james-from-broadway-to-independent-artist-superstar/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:07:14 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/17-morgan-james-from-broadway-to-independent-artist-superstar/ This week we welcome the brilliant Morgan James to the show. Morgan is a singer/songwriter with a set of pipes that can blow the roof off any house she performs in. She made her Broadway debut in The Addams Family, landed a few more Broadway credits including Godspell and Motown the Musical, and signed to […]]]>

This week we welcome the brilliant Morgan James to the show. Morgan is a singer/songwriter with a set of pipes that can blow the roof off any house she performs in. She made her Broadway debut in The Addams Family, landed a few more Broadway credits including Godspell and Motown the Musical, and signed to Epic Records before deciding to take her creative destiny into her own creative hands. Morgan takes a very unique approach to producing her own albums with the direct support of her fans.

She frequently collaborates with Postmodern Jukebox, has her own comedy podcast called Gettin’ Peggy Wit It where she roasts her Broadway friends, and just released a new EP titled “Jesus Christ Superstar: Highlights From the All-Female Studio Cast Recording”, which completes the She Is Risen series of EPs. And when we say all women, we mean even interns, production staff and everyone else! Morgan shared that working with an all-female team was a first for everyone and was the reason many women signed on to the project.

Morgan has a truly unique approach to creation that always includes her fans. Be sure to follow her on all social media: Instagram, TwitterYouTube, and of course get all the details on their website.

TAKEAWAYS FROM THE EPISODE

  • Everything shaped me. Everything has led to where I am.
  • I look back and thank all the things that didn’t work out.
  • You don’t always need to “know how”. Begin, you will understand.
  • You never know who is listening and watching you. Be ready. And always do your best.
  • Sometimes you can enter through a different opening. The door is not always open. Don’t let that stop you.
  • Exit on the member. Have faith. Put yourself there.
  • Sometimes passing dreams can come true. Listen to your subconscious.
  • Cut the bullshit and create your own path.
  • Use others as inspiration, but don’t try to follow their path – you can’t have their path. It’s already taken.
  • When your biggest fear comes true, you realize that you can and will succeed anyway. Do not abandon.
  • Let life humble you.
  • Get to know the process of your passions.
  • Keep creating. Always create. Don’t worry about it being “good”. Introduce yourself !
  • Perfection gets involved. Don’t pursue it.
  • Be real. Show real. This is what people expect the most from any creator.
  • If you are lucky, your dreams evolve. You are never done!

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