Review: The Monks of Mellonwah – Turn the Peoplehttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/monks-of-mellonwah-turn-the-people.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Ken Ford-Powell on The Monks of Mellonwah's debut full length album, Turn the People; "It’s delicious and I’m not ashamed to say so."
Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless talks about teaching music from the tourbushttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/isaiah-mitchell-earthless.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Earthless guitar shaman, Isaiah Mitchell talks about teaching music online to students all over the world - plus some axe tips for beginners with bad habits.
Review: The Currys - Followhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/the-currys-follow.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Brothers Jimmy and Tommy, along with cousin Galen, formed the kernel of The Currys in Port Saint Joe, honing their brand of home-grown folk ever since.
Review: Analogue Wave - N.L.G.W.V.http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/analogue-wave-nlgwv.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
N.L.G.W.V. demonstrates the Analogue Wave’s versatility as a group globalized by genres from around the world but uncommitted to format.
Sam Owens - How To Build A Clockhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/sam-owens-how-to-build-a-clock.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
From start to full circle, here is our review of Sam Owens' unmissable folk, blues, pop and soul creation titled How To Build A Clock. Listen to it here.
Review: Beasthead - Tallest Treeshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/beasthead-tallest-trees.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
From the tip of 'Top of The Mountain', Beasthead paint a rolling picture of agreeable sound, veering from soothing to electrifying.
Review: Flowerland - The Caffeine Disk EPhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/flowerland-caffeine-disk-ep.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Flowerland recorded these six tracks in 1993; Grunge, distilled from alternative rock which was excavated from heavy metal, The Caffeine Disk EP has it all.
Review: MusicByJam - The Stars & The Moonhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/musicbyjam-the-stars-the-moon.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
The Stars & The Moon from MusicByJam is an alternative hip hop concept album with more soul than a Starsky & Hutch convention.
Review: Rollergirl - Rollergirlhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/rollergirl-lp-cover.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Rollergirl's self-titled nu-disco album upholds that same buoyant quality that you’d expect from floor-fillers of the 70s and the often-overlooked 80s.
Nameless Coyote – Devoured by the Swirling Nighthttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/nameless-coyote-devoured-by-swirling-night.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
An anonymous one man project from San Francisco, Nameless Coyote stitches blast beats and guttural vocals into swirling sounds – invoking more calm than krieg.
Nü Sensae Interview at Shacklewell Arms, Londonhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/nu-sensae-london-interview.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
After their show at the Shacklewell Arms in London, Damian Burke caught up with Vancouver's Nü Sensae about their first overseas tour, their music and dogs.
Discover: The Circus Househttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/the-circus-house-faith-footsteps.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
The fluttering sadness that is the elephant in The Circus House is most audible in the latest thumping single; 'Faith in My Footsteps'.
Review: Bat Hazzard – Out of The Cavehttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/stephanie-harrison-jack-batty.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Bat Hazzard is a blast of punk-inspired attitude mixed with surf and garage-reverb’d groove, jazzy horn madness and a lot of desert-influenced creepiness.
Compilation: Alcopopular 6 - Highway to the Velodromehttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/alcopopular-6-highway-velodrome.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Indie label Alcopop! have teamed up with Mango Bikes to release the 6th edition in the Alcopopular compilation series... on a bike!
Review: Screaming Fields – Six Songs by Screaming Fieldshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/six-songs-by-screaming-fields.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
In no uncertain terms, Six Songs by Screaming Fields is amazing. It is dirty, it is heavy, it is sophisticated, it is exciting and it is dangerous.
How to get your music on Google Play (and why you should)http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/upload-music-to-google-play.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Upload your music to the Google Play Music All Access store, the tongue-twisting sales and streaming service is a fantastic channel for marketing music.
The Future Primitives – Garage rock from the southern tip of Africahttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/the-future-primitives–garage-rock.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
South African garage rockers, The Future Primitives, are set for very big, very exciting things.
United Vibrations – Galaxies Not Ghettoshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/united-vibrations-galaxies-not-ghettos1.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
A split personality between the brilliant horn & bass arrangements of a mature musical pioneer and the unfocused words of inexperienced poet.
Review: The Diaphone - Distance EPhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/the-diaphone-distance-ep-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Fulfilling is perhaps the best word to use to describe The Diaphone, their Distance EP creates an aura of positivity regardless of how dark it may sound.
How to Say no to TV Shows (with Jim Bob of Carter USM)http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/jim-bob-carter-usm.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Never Mind The Buzzcocks invited Jim Bob of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine be part of the "ID Parade". Read his manager's 'thanks, but no thanks' reply.
Public Service Broadcasting - Live Reviewhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/public-service-broadcasting-london.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Live Review (17 July 2013): Public Service Broadcasting lace up the past and present in a package that is anything but an outdated anachronism.
Joel Sarakula - 'Matchstick Girl' videohttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/joel-sarakula-matchstick-girl.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Released in March this year, 'Matchstick Girl' by the Australian Joel Sarakula is like a drip-feed of wistful joie de vivre. Or painful remorse.
Interview: Death To Giantshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/death-to-giants-interview.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Doughnuteer Chris interviews rising death pop duo Death To Giants; a Shanghai based outfit full of spastic metal riffs spiked with catchy pop melodies.
Feature: Copyright and Fair Use: The New Prohibition - Andy Baiohttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/kind-of-bloop-8-bit-tribute-miles-davis.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
“The only laws broken more than copyright are speeding and jaywalking... a ticket for speeding will not ruin your life, it’ll ruin your day.” - Andy Baio on copyright infringement and fair use in The New Prohibition
Review: Silver Arm - Singleshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/silver-arm-dead-tongues.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
From noise to psychedelics to grunge and hardcore, Silver Arm on Computer Finger Records don't shy away from their influences on their first three releases.
Review: EndAnd - Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Runninghttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/endand-mechanics-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
With Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running, Brooklyn based punk band EndAnd fully realise their grunge roots with a short but poppy sweet new album.
Review: BEAST – Smoke Swig Swearhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/beast-band-smoke-swear.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
If you're intrigued by a South African supergroup with two bass guitars, Cape Town band BEAST brings the noise with their debut album Smoke Swig Swear.
Review: Apparat - Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre)http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/apparat-krieg-und-frieden-music-for-theatre.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Apparat's latest, Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), is the soundtrack to an art-house film that never was. Whatever it is, it’s engaging and immersive.
Review: Marvin B. Naylor - Little Bellhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/marvin-b-naylor-folk-review.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Marvin B. Naylor's love of his 12 string guitar is his jangly impetus, now the enchanting drone is a well stretched canvas for the story of Little Bell.
Review: Tomahawk - Oddfellowshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/tomahawk-oddfellows-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Oddfellows is Tomahawk's most realized effort since their debut and in the words of Mary Shelley, the "Adam of their labours"...
Review: Mike Marlin - Grand Revealhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/mike-marlin-grand-reveal-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
While Mike Marlin's Grand Reveal does deal with the passing of time and its effect on the observer, toadying adult contemporary this is not.
Review: Sleep In - Twins [Deluxe]http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/sleep-in-twins-deluxe-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Sleep In is Hamish Duncan, a prolific young Australian multi-instrumentalist, who has been releasing an album every 6 to 8 months; Twins [Deluxe] being the latest.
VETO – The Coolest Danish Band You’ve Never Heardhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/veto-sinus.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
VETO may not be a household name when it comes to indie music, but that’s not to say they don’t deserve to be.
Review: Salva – Odd Furniturehttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/salva–odd-furniture-ep-review.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Pulling from subgenres of subgenres like trap, hardstyle, and dubstep, Salva’s 5-track EP is a brief but noteworthy advancement of an emerging style that no one really has a name for.
United Vibrations – We Never Diehttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/united-vibrations-we-never-die.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
"We Never Die" opens with a carefully orchestrated lyrical blast aimed at failed public policy and questions the loyalty of the UK's government to ALL its people (not just the privileged & royal)…
Nü Sensae - Sundowninghttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/nu-sensae-sundowning.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Nü Sensae’s sophomore album, Sundowning, ends as it begins – with shrieking war cries propelled by some sort of internal tectonic disruption...
Diggs Duke – ‘Patiently, We Bloom’http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/diggs-duke-patiently-we-bloom.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Hear it here - Diggs Duke is a talented young jazz and soul artist, and his heartfelt 'Patiently, We Bloom' is superb.
Darren Deicide - Bomb This Joint / Hudson River Hangoverhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/darren-deicide-bomb-joint-hudson-river.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Foot stomping energy blended with a self-styled (if stewed) approach to music bears Darren Deicide, a New Jersey devil dabbling in old blues.
Tune-o-matic Guitar Bridge Adjustment: Lowering The Actionhttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/lowering-action-on-gibson-electric-guitar.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Adjusting the action on a Tune-o-matic bridge is easy, and can have a huge impact on your playing by making it easier to play while reducing fret buzz.
Review: Time and Energy - Strange Kind of Focushttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/time-and-energy-strange-kind-of-focus.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Time and Energy are a duo from California who create a warm blend of progged-out jazz and folk. Listen to their record, Strange Kind of Focus, right here.
Clones of Cloneshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/clones-of-clones-ep.png&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
In their own words, Clones of Clones still have that “new band smell”. Here’s ‘The Neighborhood Song’, the first single from their upcoming debut EP.
Pleasing tones from Mountain View, California – Dogcatcher confidently create a full sounding groove that’s not easily resistible.
The Debut EP from Arêtes – Godshttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/aretes-gods-ep-debut.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Discover Arêtes, what's been have dubbed ‘undulating sleep-folk'. Stream their debut album, Gods.
Caeser Pink & The Imperial Orgy - Four Legs Good, Two Legs Baaad!http://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/caeser-pink-imperial-orgy-album.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Review: Caeser Pink and his collective have a message for you, enveloped in humour and explained along an imaginative journey.
Brown Bread & Von Holthttp://doughnutmag.com/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-gallery/vendors/timthumb.php?src=/home/copaseti/public_html/doughnutmag.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/brown-bread-von-holt.jpg&w=600&h=600&q=100&a=c
Billed as “…electronic music for people who hate electronic music”, the Brown Bread & Von Holt collaboration outputs music for music fans, electronic or otherwise.
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