Tag: songwriting

Wilko Johnson Diagnosed with Cancer

Legendary Guitarist Wilco Johnson of the Dr Feelgood has been diagnosed with Cancer of the Pancreas....

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Perhaps Contraption:Interview

When I play music, and connect with other musicians, I want to be transported away from the tripe the world churns up....

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Better Beats

Cleared samples, loops, breaks and beats. Tons of them. Played by a master, Keith LeBlanc. One single dollar charge....

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Neurosis: Honor Found in Decay

Trebuchet reviews the atmospheric tribal militarism of Neurosis: Honor Found in Decay...

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RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012

RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012 - Trebuchet remembers...

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Panic Room: On Songwriting

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”S/dropcapwansea’s Panic Room are one of British rock’s best-kept secrets. Over the past few years they’ve built up a loyal...

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JKutchma: Interview

He held himself like a man of another era. Like he had a shed full of tools and knew how to use them....

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Free Download: Nils Frahm

Falling out of a bunkbed and smashing up a digit would be inconvenient for anyone. For a pianist though, it's disaster. Nevertheless, if Django Reindhardt could manage to relearn to play guitar after...

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Listener [Live]

Performing a set covering both old and newer material, Listener create an electric, vacuous atmosphere of mystification and strike the crowd near-dumb. The usual glazed, blank looks at the back of...

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The Heather Findlay Band: Songs from the Old Kitchen

It's a very different sound from their dynamic electric live shows, but great as Heather Findlay can be in full rock mode, the acoustic sound is a very good match for the natural warmth of her voice....

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Declan Sinnott: I Love the Noise it Makes

Adult Acoustic. A domain legendarily populated by the troubled, drunk, sex mad, violent and jail-prone stereotypes that rarely trouble the charts, but in Declan Sinnott they might be given a...

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Cambridge Rock Festival 2012

You could criticise the festival bill for relying on unashamed nostalgia acts as headliners, and especially for the way more forward-looking acts like Maschine, Winter in Eden, Kyrbgrinder or Panic...

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The Mercy House: Interview

The genre obsessions have to stop, I guess something is going right when everyone becomes the great ‘opinionizer’, but I think that’s what can be exciting about music, take something out of the...

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The Social Club: Mini Interview

We choose to play happier stuff! You have to hold back your money shot and focus on strong songwriting. At first listen the songs sound simple but they’re much deeper than that – Lew...

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Hawk Eyes: Mini Interview

We’ve never really tried to craft an image, just evolve organically – differently from ‘desperate’ bands. Modern Bodies was wall-to-wall get fucked, whereas Ideas is a progression from that. ...

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Wanda Jackson: Interview

Would the Queen of Rockabilly be able to satisfy expectations or would it be a case of your granny’s sister grabbing the microphone at your cousin’s wedding after one too many glasses of fizz? ...

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Rival Sons: Interview

What we do together is pretty fun but you need a producer who’s decisive, especially with us, because we ARE 'Rival Sons'. We are like; he’s seeing it this way, I’m seeing that way, Scott is...

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Zebra Katz unveils video for ‘Ima Read’

The song depends upon a shock impact that was spent twenty-odd years ago with The Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up', the video has less visual impact than Spoek Mathambo's 'She's Lost Control' (which was...

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Win your band a chance to open for Evile

Win your band a chance to open for Evile...

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Bloodstock announce mystery headliner

Bloodstock announce mystery headliner...

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Bloodstock Update: Witchsorrow, Dripback, Battalion

Bloodstock Update: Witchsorrow, Dripback, Battalion...

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Music in the Age of No-Effort

‘97,751 albums released in a year’, Jeremy Schlosberg examines the implications of music market gluttony. I was talking to a music industry acquaintance on the phone not long ago and he...

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Furyon: Interview

Furyon singer/frontman Matt Mitchell explains all to Trebuchet interview Meltem. ...

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Bloodstock Festival: Lineup Announcements

Bloodstock 2012 Festival: Lineup Announcements ...

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Testament to play Bloodstock 2012

Testament announced as special guests at Bloodstock for only UK show of 2012. ...

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Sepultura and Iced Earth on the Bill at Bloodstock

Sepultura and Iced Earth on the Bill at Bloodstock...

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Nile and Mayhem exclusive Bloodstock 2012

NILE and Norwegian Black Metal Legends MAYHEM, make their BLOODSTOCK debut....

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Astral Projection and Ableton: Mono/Poly Interview

Paramatma is about the supersoul.., I got it from a Vedic scripture and it talks (about) having the omnipresent god-spirit inside of you, that it’s (Paramatma) the observer and you’re the doer. -...

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Make Better Music 68: Words and Music

Writing music comes easily to me for the most part, I’ve usually got a surplus of ideas, so the only the most interesting actually get worked on. The more derivative and unimaginative ideas get...

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Make Better Music 67: Raw Power and Sophistication

For some, measured, intelligent songwriting skills are the pinnacle of musical enjoyment, for others it can be the antithesis of what music is there for - the expression of raw emotion....

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