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September 16, 2020

Forget ASMR, Creatures by eclectic artist Faultress is an EP of deeply satisfying sounds.

Designed especially for headphones, Creatures was produced by award-winning producer, Agon Branza. The fluttering panning, thick layered harmonies and noises keep you on your toes, so you never know what’s coming.

  

The EP combines folky choral harmonies and melodies with electronic sounds. It is almost entirely acapella, which I find a real treat today where so much music, particularly pop, is overly busy. Faultress gives us the space to take in the words and melody as it is. The whole EP lasts only 8 minutes 41 seconds, and each song blends seamlessly into the next. I only wish it went on for longer.

The intertwining harmonies in Shrew, my favo...

August 28, 2020

4-piece pop-punk band Dream Nails have delivered their self-titled debut album that is equal parts head-banging fun and riot grrrl rock, with powerful messages

August 5, 2020

Booking studio time is pricey, but luckily, it is not as difficult or expensive as you may think to set up a simple home recording studio on a budget. Here we talk about our own set up and offer some tips.

April 28, 2020

This blog provides solutions to overcoming 3 common songwriting challenges: not knowing what to write about, being unable to finish a song, and writing cheesy lyrics.

Wherever you are in your journey as a musician, knowing how to market yourself is essential to help you break through the noise. With over 5 years of business marketing experience between us and learning from other DIY artists,  we know a thing or two about marketing. If you're a DIY artist looking to promote your first EP or even just looking to revamp how you marketing yourself and your music to reach a wider audience, then this is for you.

In an ideal world, we’d be able to quit our jobs, spend our days writing and nights performing around the world. We’ve met musicians who have done this and some are doing well, but most are struggling to make ends meet. In our latest post, we tell you about our experience working part-time, some of our achievements in 2019, and give our advice to emerging artists.

December 19, 2019

The self-proclaimed “World’s first middle-aged girl band” have just released their latest single, Just Some Doris and it’s a fiercely feminist theme tune and radical F-you to the patriarchy and we’re here for it.

October 25, 2019

Is slugging through your 9-to-6 job getting in the way of your next album release or tour plans? Here are the pros and cons of going part-time to pursue music.

September 16, 2019

Unapologetically outspoken, Gaptooth delivers music that is more relevant and needed than ever. Read our review of her upcoming album Sharp Minds, Raised Fists.

July 28, 2019

My thoughts on Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl - an honest, frank documentary that gives an insight into the harsh realities of the music industry.

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