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Freshly Hatched – 29/10/2019

Tie Dye Kitty – ‘Chasing Cloud Shadows’ Trinidad based technological aware pop with fizzy guitars and lush vocals   Manic Carbon – ‘The Reset Era’ LA, US based multi voiced psychedelic indie pop with 16-bit sentimentalities   Speak, Brother – ‘Even Though We Are Strangers’ Coventry, UK based indie-rock with synth undertones and charitable sentiments …

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Interview: D’Addio

D’Addio – a.k.a artist and producer Giulia Scarantino – reflects on the meaning of home in her new single, A Separation. Ghostly vocals whisper intoxicatingly catchy vocal hooks, intertwining with soulful electric guitar and organ above grainy, lo-fi drums. I had a chat with Giulia about her influences, writing and recording process and what we …

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Interview: Simple Fiction

With their first release of the year, Simple Fiction more than prove that they’re a band that need to be firmly on your radar. Their music is excitingly anthemic while still being ravishingly resonant and extremely affecting. We sat down with James and Carlos from Simple Fiction to explore their new single ‘GREY’, the band’s …

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Jon Carin – many happy returns!

Jon Carin (https://www.facebook.com/joncarinofficial), who today celebrates his birthday (Monday, October 21st). The talented multi-instrumentalist has been a key part of the Pink Floyd
operation for many years, first working with David back in 1985 at the London Live Aid show, with both of them in Bryan Ferry’s band, and more recently toured with David Gilmour on his On An Island and Rattle That Lock tours, and Roger Waters on his Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall Live and Us + Them tours. This saw Jon as a key member of Roger’s band for the mammoth tour, which saw the show thrill audiences across the world – live or at the recent cinema screenings, with Jon playing keyboards, guitar and more during the show. Elsewhere, he spent a whole year working with Kate Bush on her triumphant return to the live stage, in a sequence of shows which were held at London’s Eventim Apollo from August to the start of October, five years ago. The picture here shows Jon before David Gilmour’s September 2015 concert in Orange, France, which was praised as one of the best shows of that year’s tour. Jon seems to be constantly in demand, and kept very busy – a testament to what he brings to musical projects. For those who might have missed it, or want another chance to read it, check out our extensive and exclusive interview with Jon from August 2007 (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/other-related-interviews/jon-carin-interview-august-2007-with-brain-d-3.html).
It’s full of fascinating insights into his life and work with various top musicians, including (of course) David, Roger, and Pink Floyd! Hope you are having a great day, Jon!

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Interview: Michael Baker

Rich and poignant, Michael Baker’s new single Baby Books explores themes of mental health and friendship. Bittersweet guitar riffs and soaring vocal melodies hover above a bed of wistful atmospherics and driving percussion. There’s a gentle balance between fragility and a compelling forward motion that simultaneously soothes and motivates. I had a chat to Michael …

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Interview: Alessandro Ciminata

London-based singer-songwriter Alessandro Ciminata returns with his brand new single ‘Signs’, his second release of the year. Earlier this year, Ciminata unleashed his awe-inspiriringly affecting track ‘Kings’, which saw him pair enthralling production with his absoring vocal performance. ‘Signs’ sees him sonically shift slightly towards a darker sound, but his arresting vocal performance will undoutably …

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KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Our Favorite Moments of the Festival

KAABOO Music Festival returns for its three-day event for the 5th consecutive year. Filled with music of all eras and genres, art of all styles, […]

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Photos: Riot Fest in Chicago, Illinois – Day 1

What: Riot Fest Where: Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois When: September 13, 2019 – Post and photos by Bryan McCabe (Facebook | Instagram | Website) FOLLOW […]

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Many happy returns, Roger Waters!

The combined wishes of all of us on the Brain Damage team, along no doubt with many of you reading this, go to Roger Waters, who celebrates his 76th birthday today! Roger was born in Great Bookham, Surrey, in 1943, moving to Cambridge when he was two years old. It was there that he met, and became childhood friends with, a number of key people in the story of Pink Floyd. Of course, Roger has been extremely busy over the last few years, having successfully taken Dark Side Of The Moon on tour in 2006, through to 2008. On completing that, he immediately started work on a new version of The Wall – which finally opened in September 2010. That tour was spectacularly successful, wrapping up in Paris for show number 217 in September 2013. Recordings of that tour turned into the film, shown in cinemas and released on DVD/Blu-ray and as part of a mammoth, Super Deluxe Edition. More recently, he performed his highly acclaimed Us + Them world tour, which was filmed and will be in cinemas worldwide at the start of next month (with tickets now on sale), prior to (hopefully) a domestic release. He’s also released his latest solo album, Is This The Life We Really Want? as well as overseeing the release of the late Nick Sedgwick’s book about the band, and in particular, the 1974 tour of The Dark Side of the Moon, and this week appeared outside the UK’s Home Office, performing Wish You Were Here on acoustic guitar with Andy Fairweather-Low, in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. We hope you have a great day, Roger. Many happy returns!

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NEW MUSIC: I See Blue by Bears in Trees

We all want nostalgia in music. Hearing a song that you’ve not heard for years incites a feeling inside that is pretty hard to replicate. But somehow a four-piece from South London who go by the name of Bears in Trees released an EP full of brand new songs that feel like you’ve heard them so …