The Harks – ‘Last Call’ and ‘I Know’

Hark! It’s The Harks, a Stockport-based work-in-progress currently offering two tracks to download for free from their myspace. I was pointed towards these and asked for my opinion. Here goes… It wasn’t the most exhilarating of…

I Fight Dragons – Self funding in the modern market

You’ve got a great band together, some great ideas, you’ve polished your performance, you’re happy with your sound and you’ve got the perfect 15 tracks to lay down on the debut album that’s going to…

Shameless Self Promotion – memotone

Genre:Alternative Minimal Electronica Location:Wiltshire UK I am a solo performer/producer from a little Village called Tollard Royal. I produce all my music from my bedroom recording on a zoom H4 and putting all the sounds…

Shameless Self Promotion – Jeni Saint

GENRE: Singer-Songwriter / Acoustic / Pop LOCATION: West Sussex Jeni Saint’s sound is a modern take on the classic singer-songwriter mould. Inspired by the likes of Carole King, Karen Carpenter and Kate Bush, Jeni uncovers…

Shameless Self Promotion – Bankrupt

Punk rock, Budapest, Hungary Bankrupt proved an apt moniker for Hungary’s most unique punk rock band. With the country celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Iron Curtain’s demise teetering at the edge of bankruptcy, it’s…

Shameless Self Promotion – Rachel James and Band

Genre:  New Folk Pop A 3 piece consisting of guitar, vocals, bass and alsorts of percussion including tablas.  Musically, we aim for a different type of sound based on merging styles together, so as to have…

Shameless Self Promotion – PostFoetus

Electronic/Alternative, Los Angeles CA Will Wiesenfeld is a songwriter working in a decidedly more experimental medium. His lyrics, sounds, and melodies are emotionally honest and distinctly his own, but come from a diverse range of…

Digital Music Store Focus – Napster 2.0 <

Napster originated as a peer-to-peer music service in 1999, one of the first that gained widespread popularity. Unlike modern bit-torrent services it provided a connection between users through a central server, and this direct involvement…

Digital Music Store Focus – iTunes

No prizes for recognizing that logo, this is the biggest music store on the web. The store isn’t available using a normal web browser, only by installing Apple’s proprietory iTunes software, relentlessly updated to include…

Digital Music Store Focus – Insound

Insound is a minor player with a lot of heart involved in its operation. They essentially act as a blog and record label, picking up and supporting new acts that are to their taste, promoting…