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Days Off On Tour

Days Off On Tour

Matt Bacon September 29, 2016 0

It’s crucial to build days off into your touring schedule – of course I write this in the midst of a day off, but it’s a day off that I desperately need. In a

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The Calm Before The Tour

The Calm Before The Tour

Matt Bacon September 13, 2016 0

There is a very specific type of hell you experience before hitting the road – a very specific type of hell that makes the music industry uniquely miserable. It is the hell of pre-tour

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What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

Matt Bacon January 9, 2016 Comments Off on What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

One thing that makes my life extremely hard on most days is the simple fact that most of the bands I work with don’t understand the basic economics of the music industry. And while

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New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Conor Davies September 6, 2015 Comments Off on New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Ten years after their debut LP, “Silent Alarm”, shook up the indie rock world, Bloc Party have returned, with a new look, new songs and a batch of tour dates to fit. With past

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5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

Matt Bacon October 14, 2014 Comments Off on 5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

I’ve been writing about metal for four years now, and I’ve started to get chances to hang out with some legit ‘rock stars’ or at least big names. Asides from being at the same

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Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Conor Davies May 20, 2014 Comments Off on Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Marketed as the penultimate-ever venue gig between the two artists, a throng of a few hundred Scroobius Pip and Dan le Sac fans packed the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham to see their heroes bring the

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Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Conor Davies April 17, 2014 1

Public Service Broadcasting are a hard duo to describe; one part electro, one part rock, one part old-timey samples, the Brits are a unique act that’s for sure. Having not been massively into their

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Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

Conor Davies March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

It feels like the artist known as Skrillex, a.k.a Sonny Moore, has been around for AGES. The oft-hated, maligned dubstep pioneer has been on the scene for a good four years or so, without

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Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

Conor Davies February 13, 2014 Comments Off on Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

This time last week in a little flat in East London, something magical was in the works; the return of pop legend Prince. The 55-year-old had previously dropped hints of holding a press conference

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10 Artists You MUST Hear This Fall

10 Artists You MUST Hear This Fall

Conor Davies October 2, 2013 Comments Off on 10 Artists You MUST Hear This Fall

As we draw into the latter stages of 2013 (how quickly has it gone by the way?!), let’s take a look at some traditional big-hitters, and some newer artists that may be catching you

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