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A Public Service Announcement

Posted in Music, Music Events Guides with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by Mallaz

We’re at the middle of the month and musically there’s still a lot on offer this month. Depending on where Ed Zachary you’re based and/or how far you’re willing to travel in the quest of good music then you could be in for a treat with live performances from some of my favourite acts from across the region making appearances at various venues, including BiG BEAT BRONSON headlining the last Mallaz presents… live music event, Teesside-based Head Of Light Entertainment gracing Sunderland twice and Emergency Door Release’s second EP launch party. There’s also a couple of good night’s out in Newcastle to be had.

With this blog I’ll give you the run-down on some of the musical happenings in the region that get the ‘two thumbs up’ from me. The key event of this month for me though is obviously the last live music event that I intend on organising for the foreseeable future. I have put everything in place for my final event, an exclusive ticket only affair at The Bridge Hotel headlined by Big Beat Bronson on Friday 28th September. Tickets for this event must be bought in advance and are only available from www.wegottickets.com/Mallaz

Mallaz presents… BiG BEAT BRONSON (Exclusive & Intimate) at The Bridge

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184442

After regularly running live music events in Newcastle since the beginning of the year, tickets are now available for the final Mallaz presents… event for the foreseeable future. I’ve decided to put my promotional career on hold to pursue more creative ventures and deviant misadventures.

My last live music event will be an EXCLUSIVE TICKET ONLY event held at The Bridge Hotel (map) on Friday 28th September.

Mallaz presents… BiG BEAT BRONSON (Exclusive & Intimate) at The Bridge will be a TICKET ONLY event and tickets must be purchased in advance from one of the individual links at www.wegottickets.com/Mallaz where each act has a separate link with their ticket allocation so that ticket sales can be accurately monitored and acts fairly paid. No cash will be handled on the door at the venue and there will be STRICTLY NO ADMISSION WITHOUT TICKETS, which are exclusively available from www.wegottickets.com/Mallaz

Three acts will be performing at this exclusive showcase and the curtain call on Mallaz presents… live music events. They are three acts whose musical talent I hold in very high regard.

BiG BEAT BRONSON

(ticket link)

Headlining this exclusive finale is, perhaps fittingly, Newcastle’s hottest musical prospect BiG BEAT BRONSON. Before UK Hip Hop’s Dynamic Duo Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze officially joined forces with the exceptionally talented vocalist Eliza Lawson & DJ Lkp, Baron & Breeze were performing as a pairing before Eliza became involved, often appearing as a guest vocalist just as she did when Baron, Breeze and Eliza performed a set at my first official event at The Telegraph in Newcastle on Friday 3rd February.

BiG BEAT BRONSON recently released their EP entitled May Contain Nuts and sold out The O2 Academy 2 for the EP’s launch night in August. They have not only been my favourite artists to work with over this short period of time but also the act to have made the most progression. Bands have lost and replaced members, some have even split and some have simply failed to gig and have faded into obscurity, whereas BiG BEAT BRONSON have gone from strength to strength and received acclaimed reviews.

www.bigbeatbronson.co.uk

Werbeniuk

(ticket link)

Supporting BiG BEAT BRONSON are Teesside’s premier skiffletronica act Werbeniuk, a band that have a unique set-up consisting of 4 singers, 3 drummers, 2 Basses, guitar, samples and percussion. They are a gathering of 80s, 90s and 00s Teesside music scene stalwarts singing songs about sheep, nuns and vomit. Werbeniuk’s brilliantly individualistic style combines wonderful use of percussion, expertly composed rhythm and intensely clever lyrics. Described by NARC magazine as “Bonkers … batshit … brilliantly mental”, Werbeniuk’s honest approach to music makes their sound highly addictive.

www.soundcloud.com/werbeniuk

Gingersnap & The Style Pile

(ticket link)

Also in support I have Gingersnap & The Style Pile. Newcastle-based party band Gingersnap & The Style Pile play a unique fusion of Upbeat Soul, Funk and Reggae. This summer the five-piece act graced The Green Stage at Newcastle’s Community Green Festival and recently supported Teesside-based Head Of Light Entertainment in another ‘Mallaz presents…’ event at The Cluny 2, one of Newcastle’s most reputable live music venues.

www.soundcloud.com/gingersnapandthestylepile

This last ‘Mallaz presents…’ event is an EXCLUSIVE TICKET ONLY event and tickets must be purchased in advance through www.wegottickets.com/Mallaz using the individual links for each acts allocation of tickets. STRICTLY NO ADMISSION WITHOUT TICKETS.

(Individual links for each act’s ticket allocation)

BiG BEAT BRONSON – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184442

Werbeniuk – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/185257

Gingersnap & The Style Pile – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/185256

Grapevine at The Dog & Parrot

 

Grapevine is a night of Motown, Soul, Doo-Wop and Northern Soul music hosted by four of my friends, two of who are actually former flatmates of mine, and is staged at The Dog & Parrot once a fortnight, on the first and third Friday of the month.

The next Grapevine event is on Friday 21st September and will feature classic footage on the projector wall, a hardwood dancefloor, a roof terrace, drinks offers and our incomparable selection of music – all for just £3 on the door. (Facebook Event)

Follow Grapevine at The Dog & Parrot.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grapevine-at-The-Dog-Parrot/334731726612962

Twitter – (@Grapevine_4) https://twitter.com/Grapevine_4

Head Of Light Entertainment in Sunderland Twice

Unique and quirky Teesside-based Head Of Light Entertainment began life as a solo act with just Carl Green but has now grown into a quartet with the debut of their new drummer Graeme at the latest Mallaz presents… live music event at The Cluny 2 at the arse-end of last month. Head Of Light Entertainment are an outrageously talented act combining their distinctive bouncy Head Pop with some of the most intelligent and witty lyrics that you’ll ever likely hear. I also suspect that there is more than simply tryin to progress their sound that can be attributed to Head Of Light Entertainment’s line-up steadily increasing in numbers. Along with the other two band members Simone and John, I have found them to be some of the most down-to-earth, genuine, friendly and sociable musicians I have ever met.

I would highly recommend getting down to a live Head Of Light Entertainment performance and staring at the band as they perform, even if it does mean travelling down to the land that time forgot and that’s Ed Zachary where you can catch them this month. Firstly, they perform at Sunderland’s Bar One on Thursday 20th September and secondly, the following week on Thursday 27th September, Head Of Light Entertainment will play at The Ivy House Pub in Sunderland.

I’d also urge you to invest in their two albums I Am Liberated and The English Don’t Care, the second of which may be the most expertly crafted work of art the region has produced since John Martin’s painting The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

www.headoflightentertainment.com

SubLevel2 sponsored by Redemption Clothing

On Saturday 22nd September at The Head of Steam in Newcastle is SubLevel2. They’re now sponsored by www.redemptionclothing.co.uk, as worn by yours truly. Join SubLevel2 for a night of Hip Hop, Dub and Drum & Bass from 11pm until 3am. Entry for this event is free.

Before that there is another SubLevel2 event this coming Monday (17th September). This is another free event also held at The Head of Steam. Monday night Reggae and Dub takes place between 10pm-2am.

www.sublevel2.pl

Emergency Door Release – Bowties & Butterflies EP Launch

For those seeking an evening’s entertainment for tomorrow you need look no further than The Cluny 2, where another local favourite of mine Indie Pop band Emergency Door Release host the launch of their second EP Bowties & Butterflies. Emergency Door Release only began performing live this year but in March released their debut EP, Who Are We?

(Click here for my review of Who Are We?)

Emergency Door Release will be supported by The Mojags and Greg Genre & Box Box and tickets are only £5 available from www.wegottickets.com until late tonight. Entry will then be payable on the door for those without tickets.

www.emergencydoorrelease.com

For tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/177016

Hopefully these events cater for your live North East entertainment for the remainder of the month.

HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT GIG TONIGHT

Posted in Events, Music, Music Events Guides with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Mallaz

Mallaz presents….

HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT at The Cluny 2

Tonight at The Cluny 2, Newcastle I bring you Teesside’s finest Alt-Pop act Head Of Light Entertainment plus support from three exceptional local acts.

Head Of Light Entertainment come up from Teesside to headline tonight’s event debuting their brand new drummer in their first outing as a four-piece. Already an exceptional band before their latest addition, this performance promises to be a historic gig n the history of Head Of Light Entertainment, who have already build a highly credible reputation on Teesside and seek to expand their reach further afield and earn the recognition they deserve.

Check them out on this LINK

Support will be provided by (in alphabetical order) Awkward Weed, Gingersnap & The Style Pile & People Making Noises.

Washington-based acoustic comedy pairing Awkward Weed have been likened a local version of Flight of the Concords and certainly made waves and instigated uncontrollable bouts of laughter during their performances at my Order 66 live music events. If you like your music with a comic twist you’ll love Awkward Weed.

Check them out on this LINK

Now under the management by yours truly, that’s me (Mallaz) in case you’re unfamiliar with that phrase, Gingersnap & The Style Pile have performed events for me on several occasions since I discovered them at The Bridge Hotel just before Christmas and dubbed them ‘Newcastle’s Ultimate Party Band’ due to their funky sound and the upbeat vide they create with each and every performance. In recent times they have performed at Newcastle’s Community Green Festival on the main stage and supported the legendary BiG BEAT BRONSON in July at Mallaz presents… BiG BEAT BRONSON, BBB’s first live performance under their new name, a gig that all but sold out.  Gingersnap & The Style Pile will also debut a new member with Dan replacing Andy in their wind section. Expect Funky sounds and dancing crowds as standard with The Style Pile.

Check them out on this LINK

Last but not least by any means, South Tyneside-based People Making Noises will be not only debuting a new band member but will be gracing the stage as a group for the very first time. Having heard their recordings and being impressed I had no qualms recruiting them for this event and providing them with this opportunity. However due to never actually seeing them perform live, People Making Noises could be classed as tonight’s wildcard and in my opinion, you should always keep an open mind to new music.

Check them out on this LINK

Tickets for this event are no longer available online so on the door entry is charged at £4 payable in cash. If you did purchase online tickets, please DO NOT FORGET to bring the reference number that you were provided upon buying the ticket/s. Failure to provide the required reference number could result in being charged door price for admission or refused entry.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT LISTING ON THE CLUNY’S WEBSITE

Announcements of my next live music event will be made tomorrow on this blog until I rectify my current issues with Mallaz.co.uk

Hopefully see you all tonight.

THEY’VE GOT FUKKIN SPACESUITS AND EVERYTHING!!!

Posted in Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Mallaz

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze dropped the video for ‘Impact’ featuring Eliza Lawson today to mark the official release of the ‘Brace For The Impact’ EP.  So that’s it, if you haven’t already downloaded ‘Brace For The Impact’ then you’ve missed the chance to get it for free.  It’s now on iTunes and the other major distributers, where you’ll have to pay to download it.  Click on the following link for my review of the EP.

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze – Brace For The Impact (review)

‘Impact’ is yet another imaginative video from Baron & Breeze; they’ve got fukkin spacesuits and everything!

‘Impact’ retains the low-budget B-movie effects we’ve come to expect from Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze and features some sterling acting performances from Kriss Lkp Richardson as the Control Room Guy and Eliza Lawson’s son, Joshua Lynch, as The Alien.

The video begins with Baron & Breeze on a space-shuttle pissing about in space when they suffer technical difficulties and crash-land on a foreign planet.  After crash-landing, and yet more pissing about, they spot an alien in the distance.  Clad in silver American space-suits, the first reaction of the two intergalactic explorers upon seeing the alien is to draw their weapons and proceed to chase the poor thing through the streets of Whitley Bay!

It is simply just epic silliness from Baron & Breeze as they continue to put the fun back into music.  This video does the track justice and is in keeping with the comic book style of Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze.  ‘Impact’ is a strong track from a brilliant EP produced by Steesh, the brains behind the Baron, check out the video on the next link.

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze (ft. Eliza Lawson) – Impact (video)

While I’m on the subject of Baron & Breeze, I also seen them performing live at The Head of Steam in Newcastle again on Saturday night.  They were performing at Off Your Heed Pet, a charity fundraiser event supporting Sam’s Trust, who work with families of children suffering cancer and leukaemia.

Sam’s Trust – http://www.samstrust.org/

As is standard with Baron & Breeze, it was another highly entertaining set complete with space-suits that make them look like big, camp baked potatoes, guest vocals from the brilliant Eliza Lawson and a man in track swallowing MistaBreeze’s cream on ‘Fucking Around’.  Pure filth!

Also performing were Bird Island and Tissue Culture.  I missed Tissue Culture as I’m always late but I was very impressed by Bird Island.  They were a bit different.  They don’t use a conventional drum kit and their drummer was their singer.  He was also being leaked on from the women’s toilets upstairs.  ‘Reflections’ was a track that particularly stood out for me.  You can find more of Bird Island on Facebook or Soundcloud on the following links.

Bird Island on Facebook

Bird Island on Soundcloud

Also check out Tissue Culture on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Tissue Culture on Facebook

Tissue Culture on Bandcamp

It wasn’t just a night of live music either.  Kamille Davis auctioned off the opportunity to shave parts of her head to raise money for Sam’s Trust, some dude paid £20 for an Easter Egg and other such things were auctioned off.

In charge of running the auctions and all the announcement work was my old school-mate and Local Music Show presenter Nathan Wood from Spark FM.  Listen to Nathan’s local music showcase every Sunday afternoon from 4pm until 7pm on 107FM local radio or online at – http://www.sparksunderland.com/

Nathan also writes a blog, following in my foot-steps, check that out and follow him on Twitter on the following links.

Nathan Wood’s Blog

Nathan Wood on Twitter

Also while I’m on the subject of Twitter, you might as well follow me, @Mallaz84

You can also see Baron Von Alias, MistaBreeze and Eliza Lawson performing at The Egg at The Telegraph this Saturday.  For more details of that check the following links.

The Egg

The Egg – Facebook Event

UK HIP HOP’S DYNAMIC DUO STRIKE AGAIN!!!

Posted in Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by Mallaz

Because they’re just too good to us, Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze have released their ‘Brace For The Impact’ EP today.  A tasty teaser for their forthcoming ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP, and also released especially for those with allergies, ‘Brace For The Impact’ is free to download for a limited period before it is released on iTunes and other such sites where you will have to pay for the download.

Brace For The Impact EP (Free Download)

Now Carlsberg don’t do rappers, but if they did he’d probably have a fake tashe, top-hat and treat time like a twat!  Baron Von Alias is some talent and along with MistaBreeze, the Hardest Thug in UK Hip Hop (at his age, you can’t be that cheeky and that good looking unless you can pack a punch!) they make an incredible team.

Brace For The Impact’ is an EP with filthy, heavy beats and tracks that would not be out of place on a Drum n Bass album and would work perfectly for some freaky dancing in nightclubs.  The EP features guest appearances from the lovely Eliza Lawson, the epic Rossi Noise, rappers Absorb and Wizard Sleeve’s Lex One.

Eliza Lawson

The versatility that The Baron & Breeze display on this EP is truly awesome.  They’ve touched on several different genres of music with this release yet still maintained their impressive Hip Hop flavour.  This is an extremely danceable EP as displayed with the smart addition of the fantastic Rossi Noise on ‘Light Years’, adding a different dimension to what is really a Computer Game Music style Club Dance track with a Hip Hop twist.  Rossi Noise also feature on ‘Do Your Worst’ along with Absorb.  ‘Do Your Worst’ is possibly my joint-favourite track on this EP.  It’s a great Hip Hop/DubStep club track which, partially due to the catchy chorus and filthy, wobbling bass, really sticks in your head and it won’t be long til clued-up DJs are banging this track in clubs up and down the country.

Throw Your Body’ is another infectious track with dance appeal and commercial value, with yet more catchy lyrics and a very bouncy beat that will have you fist-pumpin’ and stamping your feet.  ‘Impact’ is a proper hard club track.  The dirty synthetic bass with the added effects is so filthy that it is disgustingly good.  The incredibly talented vocalist Eliza Lawson guests on ‘Impact’ and compliments the track in brilliant fashion, giving a brief glimpse of what the future has in store.

As I mentioned before, ‘Do Your Worst’ is possibly my joint-favourite track on the EP, joint-favourite, along with ‘Step In The Room’.  ‘Step In The Room’ is one of my favourite Baron tracks of all time and, in my opinion, one of Breeze’s best outings.  It also further displays the adaptability that Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze are capable of.  On ‘Step In The Room’ Baron & Breeze add their unique Hip Hop flavour to what is essentially a Rock track and it works in epic fashion; imagine a Cramlington based Public Enemy with a comic book twist.

Brace for The Impact’ is a truly epic EP.  It’s hard to believe that this is not even the big release and is merely a taster for their next release, the ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP.  Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze are being far too good to their fans (who are rapidly growing in numbers) this year.  Get it downloaded while it’s free.

Brace For The Impact’ is yet another awesome release from the ever-impressive Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze and it will leave you itching for the forthcoming release of ‘May Contain Nuts’, which is coming out soon.  Isn’t it exciting???

Click on the link below to download ‘Brace For The Impact’ for free before 2nd April.

Brace For The Impact EP (Free Download)

You can find Baron Von Alias, MistaBreeze & Eliza Lawson on Facebook on the links below.

Baron Von Alias

MistaBreeze

Eliza Lawson

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze – Brace For The Impact

Genre

Hip Hop/Club

Release

(online) Monday 26th March 2012

http://baronvonalias.bandcamp.com/album/brace-for-the-impact-ep-2

Track List

1 – Brace For The Impact

2 – Impact (ft. Eliza Lawson)

3 – Step In The Room

4 – Light Years (ft. Rossi Noise)

5 – Throw Your Body (ft. Lex One of Wizard Sleeve)

6 – Do Your Worst (ft. Absorb & Rossi Noise)

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/the-egg/

THIS IS WHAT ALL THE COOL KIDS ARE DOING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Posted in Events, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Mallaz

This Saturday 3rd March, at The Telegraph on Orchard Street in Newcastle (behind Central Station), I have another live music event lined up.  Equipment hire and sound engineering is again being provided by Sessions Newcastle after their flawless work at my last gig at The Telegraph on Friday 3rd February.  The YouTube video playlist from Photo Dave of David Johnston Photography can be found on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41516C6F0C7B6130&feature=plcp

Artisam by Photo Dave 3rd February 2012

This Saturday I intend on clipping you right round your ears with four quality live acts.  The Style Pile, Emergency Door Release, The Shake Appeal and Honey Chrome will all be doing me the honour of performing for me at The Telegraph.  Doors will be open from 7.30pm and the entry to this event is payable at £3 on the door and is held in The Telegraph’s function room upstairs.  If you’re a Facebook user details of this event can be found on this link.

http://www.facebook.com/events/318489318195064/

Joanne Robson of The Style Pile

The Style Pile

Possibly the most mysterious act on the bill on Saturday are The Style Pile, formerly Ginger Snap & The Style Pile and also Chrome Attic, yet the only one of the four acts that I have seen play live.  Read my Tangerine Christmas blog for my take on that gig.

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/a-tangerine-christmas/

Despite the several name changes, The Style Pile are a reasonably well established act locally, especially around Heaton, which is like Newcastle’s hub for the cool cats and creative types.  The Style Pile are a highly energetic Funky Ska act with a cool Acid Jazz feel and honestly do put on an epic performance.  Fronted by the exceptional vocal talent of Joanne Robson and supported by an incredible band that consists of Hal McCutcheon, Eddie Hughes, Andy Strong and Dan Deltodesco, The Style Pile are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. You can hear a couple examples of what The Style Pile are capable of doing by clicking on the song titles below.

‘If You Want Me to Leave’

‘Your Own Boss’

And then get yourself over to their Facebook page and click the like button on this link

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Style-Pile/181677578554592

Emergency Door Release

This gig also marks the launch of Emergency Door Release’s much anticipated debut EP ‘Who Are We?’

This Indie Pop Rock act based in Newcastle have been very pro-active of late, obviously recording the EP, supporting Dave Giles at The Cluny on Valentine’s Day and planning their first UK tour.

Beach balls, catchy riffs and energetic performances, this emerging band comprising of James Rooney, Adam McMeiken, David Lloyd and Daniel Mokhtari, has it all!  They are promising a memorable show and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their promotional EPs.

Emergency Door Release

I briefly touched on the talents of Emergency Door Release late last year in this blog;

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/fuck-christmas-songs-this-is-what-you-should-be-listening-to/

But for a more in depth review from someone else (a second opinion, if one will), then check out this review;

http://hiddensounds.blogspot.com/2012/01/emergency-door-release.html

Just remember who got there first, aye?

And then get over to Facebook, where you can listen to to the title track from the Who Are We?’ EP, and give them a like too.

http://www.facebook.com/EmergencyDoorRelease

The Shake Appeal

The Shake Appeal

Bringing some raw, funky, jumpy vibes will be South Tyneside based Alternative Rock group, The Shake Appeal.  This five-piece band are made up with Georgia McRaeJoseph Inskip, Jordan Johnston, Phil Morgan and Matthew Cowey.

The Shake Appeal are another band who have also been making a mark on the North East live music scene, performing with Bleech at Independent in Sunderland and at Trillians Rock Bar in Newcastle in recent weeks.

Have yourself a slooshy of some of The Shake Appeal’s older tracks on the bandpage tab on their Facebook page on the link below, and if you like what you hear then click the obligatory like box.

http://www.facebook.com/TheShakeAppeal?sk=app_178091127385

Honey Chrome

Honey Chrome

Unwilling and/or incapable of being defined by any specific music genre, Honey Chrome are an off-beat, original band dripping with individuality (you won’t see shit like this on VIVA or whichever shit chart music channels are still popping these days).  Honey Chrome’s very experimental mish-mash of so many musical styles and influences has more diversity than an equal opportunities employment firm under the watchful eye of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs themselves, yet surprisingly works effectively and with epic results (like a peanut butter and ham sarnie, go on, try it, it will blow your fukkin dome!).

They play loud music, whatever loud music they want, using guitars drums and keys played through a great big, fuck-off Bass bin.  This is not just some gang of twats trying to be different and banging as many styles into a track as they can though, this is highly intelligent music.  Music that would be lost on those narrow minded, pretentious little cardboard cut-out, shit-bits who lurk on Newcastle’s (or any other) Indie music scene.  Fusing Drum & Bass style beats, with epic Rock guitar solos and sticking the musical herbs of Punk, Rock, Grunge, Rap and Electronic Kraut-Fuzz into this mix, makes the perfect musical cake, although that cake might not be to everybody’s taste, some will love it.  If you don’t, you could always fuck off and find a different bakery…

Honey Chrome are also shrouded in a distinct element of mystique too.  The band is made up of mR mATTIS, a psychic doctor able to heal the sick and communicate with the dead using old mixing desks.  Stevie, The Squire Tulip Keeper of the Beat, who was once voted Belgium’s favourite tap-dancer, and the world’s angriest Buddhist, Dan.  Also, Honey Chrome are supported by the sublime Horrorshow-esque artwork of Stegorek, unbelievable talent!

Check out their videos on their website, especially their media and info sections and you will see that this band a different breed altogether!

http://www.honeychrome.co.uk/

Tracks like ‘No More Come’ and ‘Fractured Days’ certainly stand out for me. So click on their titles to see the videos.  The like their Facebook band page, seeing as that’s the trends these day.  Here’s the link;

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honeychrome/163839323697264

So be there, or be a beige squaure, £3 quid for four bands is a pure fukkin bargain!

CREAM OF THE CROP SO FAR…

Posted in Music, Music Recommendations with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Mallaz

It’s been a while since I forced my musical recommendations upon thee, so I thought “might as well pop one oot real soon!”

First up though, a brief run through the cream of the crop from my previous recommendations.

The best of the lot, not just my opinion but that of my trusted advisors too, is Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze.  I’d also like to pop Eliza Lawson into the equation here too.  This is an act I have now seen perform live on numerous occasions and every single one of those has been incredible.  Baron and Breeze are like the Dynamic Duo of UK Hip Hop, which must make Eliza the Batgirl.  Anyway, Baron Von Alias is a genius!  He also has the eyes of a shrew, which explains the shades!  This duo are putting the fun back into music and their live performances are unbelievable.  Watching this act perform, you can tell they are having fun and you can’t help but get involved.  Eliza Lawson is the perfect complement to this pair too, her vocals add that extra dimension to tracks such as ‘Action Man’ and she has taken to Baron and Breeze’s fun-loving vibe like a duck to water.  That’s not to say that this act is all about their performance value, because their music is the tits!  Everyone who I’ve made listen to ‘Action Man’ immediately thinks it’s class, even those that don’t even really like Hippety Hop.  Listen to ‘It’s OK’ as that is basically Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze telling you what I just did, only in their words with a wicked backing track.  Watch their videos on YouTube too.  Baron, Breeze and Eliza performed at my last event and went down a treat!  I’m even going to see them at the O2 Academy, supporting Rossi Noise, on the 25th February.  I bet you’re gutted you’re not!

Next up is the legend that is Swede Mason.  His video collages are an audio visual spectacle to behold.  Possibly the most underrated genius in entertainment today.  His ‘Schofield on Crack’ video stirred up a bit of controversy and led to Thames TV making him remove the video from his YouTube channel.  His ‘Tribute to Schofield on Crack’ video is an outstanding response to Thames TV’s lack of humour and “clearly implies, up yours!”  Swede Mason uses Final Cut and Logic to cut videos to create an audio collage and add some beats.  The result is awesome tracks and amusing videos of a standard you won’t witness anywhere else.  His track ‘Jungle All The Way’ features samples taken from the Arnold Schwarzenegger film ‘Jingle All The Way’ and reached #1 in both the Soundclick.com Electronic and Jungle charts and is still Soundclick’s top Jungle track.

Another act I have seen perform live on several occasions now is Alternative Indie Rock band The Stroll.  Recently they have twice been pipped in battle of the bands competition finals by The McQues, despite being better than The McQues both live and on record in my opinion.  Of the tracks that they have so far released, I find it difficult to pick a favourite between ‘Different Tune, Different Mood’ and ‘Searching’, which is “about looking for stuff.”  The Stroll’s front-man, Josh Pringle, has an incredible ability with lyrics and this band has a very 90s Brit Pop flavour to them, kush!  The other three members of the band are Paul Heslop on guitar, Jack Brown on bass and Ben Gash the drummer.  If The Stroll failed to make it big in music Gashy could always fall back on being a stand-up comedian with his bad taste jokes, although, if I was him, I’d do it sitting down behind something so that the audience don’t notice that his body is proportionately similar to that of Orville the Duck.

Last up, Emergency Door Release.  Emergency Door Release are “setting off alarms everywhere” and are the freshest prospect, and most possibly the saviour, of the Newcastle Indie Pop Rock scene.  This four-piece Indie Pop Rock band consists of James Rooney on vocals and guitar, Adam McMeiken on guitar, David Lloyd on bass and Daniel Moktari on drums.  Emergency Door Release suffered some set-backs confirming their final line-up but they kicked off their live career very recently supporting Dave Giles at the Cluny2 in Newcastle on Valentines Day.  They also recently released ‘Who Are We?’ the final track from their forthcoming EP, also titled ‘Who Are We?’  So expect big things from this highly driven and ambitious Indie Pop Rock act, and be sure to check them out at my next live music event at The Telegraph on Saturday 3rd March, not only because that’s a gig that I am running, but also because that is when Emergency Door Release have chosen to release the ‘Who Are We’ EP on CD, so don’t miss that!

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JUST LIKE I SAID I WOULD…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Mallaz

As I said I would in my last blog…

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/gannin-balls-deep/

I’ve uploaded all of the videos from Friday’s gig at The Telegraph onto my YouTube channel, and for your viewing convenience I’ve put all of the videos into one easy playlist.  Simply click the link below;

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41516C6F0C7B6130&feature=plcp

Get Wild, Gan Mental

All videos are by Photo Dave of David Johnston Photography.

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The individual videos are as follows;

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze‘Step In The Room’

SubLevel2’s L87 DubStep DJ set

Artisam ‘Free Your Mind’ and ‘Lucid Melody’

And The Stroll‘Different Tune, Different Mood’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’

SubLevel2

If you’d like to see more of Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze in action and/or L87 spinning some records then you’re in luck.  Get down to SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam in Newcastle tonight, where for just £4 you can catch them as well as both Rick Fury and DJ ADS of Killamari Records and a live Beatbox set from Brotha Priah.  Also look out for DJ Keek blasting some Earthshaking heavy DubStep and Drum & Bass.

More details of SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam tonight can be found on the Facebook event on the below link;

http://www.facebook.com/events/233430710070639/

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