Friday, October 04, 2013

Evarose @Barfly

Went to see Evarose last night at The Barfly. This is their first headline tour and the second time I have seen the band.

They have had a bit of shit week as someone walked off with all the money they'd made from the tour thus far in Birmingham on Weds night, but they didn't let that hold them back last night.

Musically they owe a lot to the likes of Paramore and Funeral for a Friend, but that is not necessarily  a bad thing, although I am hoping that as they further develop that they will develop a sound that is more 'their own'.  As it is, they have a handful of quality tunes which certainly make me hopeful for their future: Vice, We can Pretend Anyway, Best Left Alone.

The audience too was a nice mix of mother and fathers with their young daughters, cool student types, and the more mature [OLD] muso types like myself.

What I do like is  their energy. Lead singer Dannika is a natural performer, and I have to admit I am a little bit in love with Connie the bassist ... Now, if only I was 20 years younger. Big smile and sings along to evrey word of the set.

Support for this gig was provided by Attention Thieves  and Glass City Vice , both of whom gave me additional positive thoughts about the state of the current UK rock/alt rock scene. 

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

'Breaking Bad' Swan Song: Producer Todd Rundgren Looks Back at 'Baby Blue'

Hollywood Reporter talk to TR about the use of the Badfinger song at end of Breaking Bad. 

Having only just watched the first three episodes of Season one of BB, I'm a long way from this moment. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Latest CTTB Music Podcast

As Autumn kicks in, why not hold onto summer with these six new releases:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
The 1975 - 1975
Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire - Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire
Rizzle Kicks - Roaring 20s
Summer Camp - Summer camp
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks