Rocko's Modern Life http://www.gtsagkatakis.com My Personal Rants and Thoughts Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:11:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 My Belfast Music Festival Experience http://www.gtsagkatakis.com/belfast-music/ http://www.gtsagkatakis.com/belfast-music/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:43:32 +0000 http://www.gtsagkatakis.com/?p=12 On Tuesday evening, I found myself at the Gibson Guitar Studios, surrounded by Irish accents and remarkably good canapes. Now typically, I don’t need a reason to invest a night obtaining accustomed with tiny meals (the very best kind due to the fact that you can consume more of it …) but it merely so […]

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On Tuesday evening, I found myself at the Gibson Guitar Studios, surrounded by Irish accents and remarkably good canapes. Now typically, I don’t need a reason to invest a night obtaining accustomed with tiny meals (the very best kind due to the fact that you can consume more of it …) but it merely so took place that my reasons behind this situation was the Belfast Popular music Week launch. Hosted by Radio 1′s Phil Taggart, this event was held to merely increase understanding to the spectacular music Northern Ireland takes place to be delivering to the world … and if Tuesday night was anything to go by, they have actually obtained a lot to deliver. Of program, Northern Ireland has actually given us Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol’s diva), Nadine Coyle (Girls Aloud) and Van Morrison however there’s new skilled on the scene that require to be heard. And boy, did they get heard.

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Kicking off the occasion was Unidentified, an extremely talented manufacturer, signed to Champion Noise Songs. Unknown’s privacy has actually been the source of much conjecture; numerous web reports have ‘recognized’ Not known as either La Roux, Skrillex or Ryan Vail but supposition still borders the up and coming producer. With a comparable noise to that of Interment and Emergency situation Room, Unknown’s eerie beats were the best beginning to the occasion. Gemma Dunleavy, that’s vocals showcase on a few of Unknown’s tracks, showed up along with Not known at the launch. With each other, they are the excellent combination of vocals and beats and are precisely what the music sector needs right now. So much so pretty good, Belfast …

As red wine streamed and draft beers were put, Belfast four-piece, Girls Companies, took to the phase. Having actually launched their significantly acclaimed 2nd cd, ‘The New Life’, in February, the band have had a hectic summer season, appearing at over 18 festivals and performing in 16 different nations. When I listened to Girls Names, I was quickly reminded of The Smiths earlier sound. 80s electro pop, with perfectly built lyrics, the method Girls Names play their tools is an art kind by itself. Although their sound is rather indie (think MGMT, 2 Door Cinema Club etc), there’s most definitely a niche in the market for Girls Names.

Lastly, a 4 piece from Derry took to the phase and ended the evening flawlessly. Little Bear have just launched their initial single with Smalltown The united state of america Records and are abusing the popular music situation at a pace I fear off. Hailed as making ‘literate rock’ music, Little Bear have gotten support from BBC Radio 1, RTE 1, Midtown and City Beat. I still cannot acquire fairly get my head around why Little Bear aren’t loading out places at Biffy Clyro’s fee; their verses are tattoo worthy and the band, with each other, are providing exactly just what the industry appears to be absorbing presently. Seeing this band live, as they begin their job, was an absolute honor and I know for sure that they will certainly be going very far. Their vocals finished my Tuesday night completely and as I left the Gibson Guitar studios and took to the cool streets of London, their tracks going to play out in my head. I could not stand by to see just what the future has in store for Little Bear. In regards to skill, it is without an uncertainty that the Belfast Music Week launch was inundated with tonnes of right stuff. To see all 3 acts carry out was such a honor and to be a part of the launch was something enchanting. Plus, the canapes were sensational.

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