Here are the bands & artists from Show 6.
Band - Form Rank
Song - Retribution
Hailing from the once-fertile punk landscape of the San Fernando Valley, FORM RANK's brand of American Oi! and early '80s hardcore pays homage to its roots with freight-train guitar riffs, plodding drums and anthemic melodies that will have you shouting along by the second chorus.
Song - Look Both Ways
"Look Both Ways" which was just released on 11/20. The song is about how we often assume the worst from our fellow humans and I wrote it to remind myself and others to challenge those perspectives and see things from a more positive outlook. The sound of this track is a departure from my usual minimalist indie folk style (I am also including a link to my most recent Spotify release "The Dustbin" which is more minimal). I used a whole band on "Look Both Ways", including my favorite instrument, the harmonica, which takes a lead role.
Both "Look both ways" and "The Dustbin" were world-premiered on the New Music Saturday podcast. Here are some quotes from the hosts Dr. Bones and Mike1inFive:
"Man this is so cool! A #worldexclusive and what a tune that is!!! This has a dark and mysterious vibe going on locked in that raw rootsy sound Orange G does so well. I love the chorus - it really comes alive in the final one with that lead part. Wow!" (about "Look Both Ways")
"How good is this!! A folky-bluesy banjo tune about persistence. Love the lyrics, I think the vocal is perfectly pitched - almost moves into a kinda pop-punk twang - and the whole track comes together brilliantly. Simplicity is beauty - right here this is proven." (about "The Dustbin")
Just a little bit about me: I am a one-person DIY musician in Pittsburgh, PA. My day job is in the sciences, and much of my music is influenced by my experiences in that hypercompetitive arena. I have intensified my songwriting and recording efforts in the pandemic, which has been hugely rewarding and self-medicating. I am greatly influenced by the indie folk/americana acts like Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, Wilco and Jake Bellows to name a few. My tracks most often have a self-reflective nature and I play all the instruments. During the pandemic, I have been playing every week at the Hambone's Virtual Open Mic, which includes musicians and an audience from all over the world
Red Shakes is the project of Sam Da Silva, inspired by lots of artists and genres Red Shakes makes music reminiscent of 60’s guitar pop groups and indie bands of the 2000’s, all the way from and to and . Early 2020 saw red Shakes release his first 2 singles, both of which were well received, garnering support from Amazing Radio, RGM magazine and more.
Sunsets And Beaches
Marz Fay is an authentic musician and artist hailing from South London, she is a self-taught
pianist, guitarist and lyricist. She uses organic methods to weave together ethereal, melodic
sounds with lyrics rooted in poetry. So far, she has released three tracks via Sound Cloud and is
releasing her debut single coming out on all platforms in November 2020. Truly DIY, she records
tracks in her home make-shift studio. The result is a genuine, honest artistic project from a
young woman speaking truth on love, sexuality and politics. She is known for “captivating” the
audience with her performances at events such as “Tracks On Tap” and “Luna Legacy”
forthcoming EP “INK” showcases her dreamy- lofi sound and her creative direction.
Her craft doesn’t end there, she is also a DIY videographer, creating stimulating videos using her
iPhone to fit alongside her sound. In addition to this her outgoing personality can be seen
through her presenting a Culture show at The Beat 103.6 FM. She is a motivated, multi talented
young person that is due to rock the music scene in the coming years.
Song - Anti
On the back of their recent live appearance at the UK’s first ever punk drive-in gig, punk rockers
MC16 release a new song and video; ‘Anti’.
The song has once again been recorded in Worcestershire and produced by Dave Draper (The
Wildhearts/ The Professionals) and is the follow-up to their last single ‘Brave New Word’ which
was given a video exclusive by Vive Le Rock magazine.
“Anti’ got its world exclusive as part of the virtual Rebellion Festival and is now being released
digitally, backed by a video made by filmmaker Will Hutchinson.
Says front man, Carson “Anti is about the evolution or de-evolution of protest. When you look
back at the Poll Tax riots for example, we took the fight to the places of power but if you look at
protest now it can just be an excuse for someone to loot an electrical shop and bag themselves
a new TV or do a post on social media using an angry emoji and hoping people like their post
rather than do something about the issue”
“Has anger become a fashion? Issues remain the same but protest moves onto the next thing
and never seems to look back until it comes round again. Some protesters just want their badge
and t-shirt, wear it for a bit and then look for something new to wear. A protest is not a
sponsored charity walk or nice day out in London, it’s a tiny tiny piece of a bigger and longer
The track is available on all digital streaming services and via the band’s Bandcamp
SEMITONAL makes bass-driven, hypnotic, instrumental music with attitude. The DOORS EP is a Dystopian Industrial/Drum'n'Bass collaboration with fellow London act OTHER, and has been receiving regular online radio airplay on indie and electro stations in the UK, Europe and, strangely, Montreal. More stations are coming on board, and reviews have started to appear.
The EP can be purchased at Bandcamp on a Name Your Price basis:–
Save The Queen
We're Wilswood Buoys (Josh & Joe) from Mersea Island. We're an Alternative/Folk Acoustic duo
We released a single earlier this year shortly after Covid hit and it has really affected our means of spreading our sound as we had loads of shows booked to promote it but have obviously been unable to play live shows since.
We've been trying to regularly live stream our music but this is obviously just not the same.
Our Latest single (Save The Queen) got played on BBC introducing back in summer and have recently got through two auditions on Open Mic UK.
Wilswood Buoys - Save The Queen
Emperor of Ice Cream
‘It’s Alright to Show Yourself’
‘It’s Alright to Show Yourself’ is the fourth single since Emperor of Ice Cream announced their return from a twenty-five-year hiatus in May with their previous singles all topping digital charts in Ireland. Their long-awaited debut album 'No Sound Ever Dies' recently entered the official Irish album charts while also hitting the No.1 spot in the indie charts, making it a staggering fourth No 1 since their comeback. ‘No Sound Ever Dies’ while achieving chart success at home, has been very well received internationally with tracks from the album gaining radio airplay in a massive 33 countries spanning the globe.
Rarely (if ever) has a band’s debut album taken as long to reach its fans as No Sound Ever Dies by Emperor of Ice Cream; but perhaps theirs' is no ordinary story. The album’s title alludes to the feeling within the band when a 2020 newspaper article in the Irish Examiner elicited an emotional response from followers and ensured Cork’s FIFA Records thought it prudent to get the band members sitting around a virtual table.
Now based in Cork, Waterford, New York and Amsterdam, respectively Eddie Butt, John ‘Haggis’ Hegarty, Graham Finn and Colum Young, resolved to both delve into early releases from Emperor of Ice Cream and return to studio to put the finishing touches on a album that was shelved 25 years ago, when they prematurely parted company with their label, Sony Records.
They discovered a treasure trove of recordings and unfinished ideas that still sounded remarkably fresh despite the passing of time and began the process of completing a project that they had left Cork for London to work on during a heady period in the mid-nineties. Fledgling riotous performances and early demos had piqued the interest of several record labels, but Sony pipped them all to the post with a promising development deal, and the lure of London captured the imagination of the four young Cork musicians.
It resulted in three extremely well-received EPs (Overflow, William and Know Me) and recordings began with 'Fast' Eddie Clarke of legends Motörhead, who has contributed work on three of the new album’s tracks. No Sound Ever Dies kicks off as it means to go on with the title track from the William EP, and what follows is a musical petri-dish of shoegaze sounds, with touches of psychedelia and classic indie rock.
Singles ‘Lambent Eyes’ and ‘Everyone Looks So Fine’ (which both enjoyed Number One positions in digital charts) are two gems on a rollercoaster Side A, while ‘High Rise Low Rise’ slows the pace down a little with its chilled Disintegration-like resonations. ‘Again and Again’ picks the pace up once more before the epic closer ‘Grow As You Are’ brings things to a crashing and fitting finale. Twenty-five years in the making, the appropriately-titled No Sound Ever Dies is testament to that very notion, and a poignant end to this chapter for a band who may have once burned out, but once again are shining brightly!!
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