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News from the Conning Tower: Exhibition

So much news, so few typing fingers! OK, Exhibition. Exhibition is the name of our 2018 ‘open’ compilation. There are three strands to the compilation, Red, Green and Blue: Red is the most experimental and challenging, Green is predominantly instrumental or ambient, and Blue is rock, post-rock, pop, electronica and so on.

We’re accepting entries until the end of March, but at the time of writing we’ve had submissions from:

Manga Brothers
Cousin Silas
Merge
Alan Morse Davis
CJA Band
Spartan Jet-Plex
Carbonates on Mars
Autonomaton
precocious mouse
Zumaia
Ruido
Nurse Predator
Ian Haygreen
Rauppwar
Lucidbeaming
Earthborn Visions
Pisse Larve
Peri Esvultras
Noise Cluster
God Cancer
James Hoehl
Raas
3SBAT
Feasibility Study
Cosmic Colonel
Manipulant
Crayon Angels
ikjoyce
Almark
Lezet
Intersonic Subformation
Ryliss
Icy Rainbows
{AN} EeL/Christopher Petkus/Lorne Shapiro
t.r. hand
Hans Castrup
Mean Flow
Against Nature
The Moth Poets
The Blank Holidays
Shice Squad
Tim Kays
Somta
Bridget Wishart & The Band of Doctors
Arka Sengupta
BlindººCoyote
Hypercube & Mario Lino Stancati
Janusz Brudniewicz

It’s going to be huge! You can read the original blurb about Exhibition here.

Rocking Magpie – Review of Crayon Angels’ Postcards

What a lovely review from Rocking Magpie. Now, you heard the man, buy the CD (so I can get back in the dining room).

CRAYON ANGELS X

Crayon Angels
POSTCARDS
Submarine Broadcasting

Well Crafted and Quintessential English Pop/Folk Crossover At It’s Finest.

I have to hold my hands up here because Crayon Angels not just appealed to my vanity when they got in touch asking if I would review this, their second EP (saying really nice things about RMHQ) but also resorting to ‘payolla’ by including a cool badge with the CD …..and I do like a badge!
In fairness that only goes so far with me; as my time is far too precious to waste on music I don’t like; so it was a lovely surprise to hear opening track The Last Leaf sounding uncannily like mid-period Beautiful South; with singer Natalia Castiglioni’s warmly absorbing voice winning my heart in an instant on a quirky love song.
As they say themselves this trio from the Essex Hinterlands are very difficult to pin down; as they are…

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News from the Conning Tower: t.r. hand

More news than we can shake a stick at this week, and we’ve shaken sticks with the best of them.

Main news – as alluded to in previous posts – is the arrival of a new artist on our roster, t.r. hand, whose new album ‘Folke Meditation’ will be released in February.

Due to withdrawal of his right to see any visitors, we have been unable to speak directly to t.r. hand himself, but we have been handed a press release from his agent and some-time minder. The press release reads as follows:

Q: What is t. r. hand?
A: t. r. hand is:

An errant Spirit Animal

An ongoing distraction

A New Age Guru looking for a philosophy

A chattering noise just outside your peripheral vision

An absent friend and surprise guest

A savage heart & a spirit of vengeance

A slave of middle management aching for revolution

A recovering public menace

A brother and digital journeyman

So, there you go. More details about ‘Folke Meditation’ will emerge in February.

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In other news, Crayon Angels have some radio spots coming up to mark the launch of their new EP. Hear them on the radio with your ears like so:

  • Chris Arscott’s Folk & Acoustic Music Show, Triangle Radio: 30 Jan (8-10pm) (repeated 1 Feb 6-8pm)
  •  Eden Folk, Eden FM, Liz Franklin: 31 Jan (8-10pm)
  •  Alternative Roots, Brum Radio, Mike Davies:  4 Feb (from noon)

You can hear a track from the EP, again using your ears, right here:


Lastly, we have been contacted by a further three artists intending to release work on SBC. Lots of details to thrash out at this stage, but each of them is bringing something unique to the table so stay tuned for more details.