The sonic landscapes conjured by JOYFULTALK reflect a spiritual curiosity. The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is without a doubt an intriguing band to emerge from the rural outpost of Crousetown, Nova Scotia. Along with fellow compatriot, Calgary transplant and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey, the duo have been working hard to release LP, Plurality Trip, on 24th August via Constellation Records.
Jay spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from this release, explains the definition of a plurality trip and what he looks for in a great gig.
Moshi Moshi’s The Wave Pictures hit Glasgow’s CCA, to be greeted by some die hard fans and music aficionados alike as they performed what seemed an improvised, unrehearsed set, one which kept the audience very happy however. With Glasgow’s West Princes supporting, the guys from London had a nicely warmed and pretty satisfied crowd, which made the whole gig-playing process a lot more enjoyable for them no doubt. Well that is certainly as it seemed on stage.Read More
The moon is swaying ever so slightly above our heads. Not figuratively. Really. We are sat beneath a seven metre wide 1:500,000 replica of the moon that floats on nearly invisible string in the middle of the Mackintosh Church. It forms part of the 150th anniversary of ‘Mack’. The latest project of Luke Jerram shines bright against the dark wood and Mackintosh style famed for simple curved lines making the perfect replication of every bumpy detail of the surface of the moon starker still.Read More
Being the cultural trashfire of a human being that I am it means I am oblivious to major events that I’d love to attend until way after they’ve occurred. Having grown up on a heavy diet of Bill Murray films in my youth to the slightly leaner output of his Wes Anderson offerings I was genuinely delighted to be asked by my editor if I’d like to cover this event. While I am closer in character to Murray’s famous grumpy cynic in Groundhog Day I’d like to think I’m only an ice sculpture away from that facade melting away.Read More
With the nearing release of new album, I Am (out on 20th July via Ohah Records) and the dropping of single, Epiphany, experimental electro-outfit Geniuser have been busy. Not to mention working on the video for Epiphany.
Michael Allen from the band spoke with The Fountain about all that we can look forward to from the band as well as working with Jackie Baier for the video.
wojtek the bear, gained their unusual moniker after their lead singer, Tam Killean, fell down a Wikipedia shaped rabbit hole one evening. He became momentarily obsessed with the story of Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear, who rather surreally was enlisted into the Polish army, eventually reaching the rank of corporal before finally taking up residence at Edinburgh Zoo.Read More
North London’s Natalie Shay has a new single out with Perfume, a synthesized pop track, a summer anthem, and will soon hit us with the new video.
After speaking with Natalie earlier in the year we caught up with her again about another new release.
Blackjack Love, the brainchild of Azza Sergent, who was former songwriter and lead guitarist of The Brompton Mix, have dropped another track from debut album, Bullets & Blues.
Azza spoke with The Fountain about working with Jon Astley, his favourite gig to date and he hints at something of a tour.
Comprised of Oregon native Luke Hall and Chicagoan Joey Colando, Kidd Bayou started creating music together while both were focusing on their own projects, and have recently indulged us with new single, Gold.
The guys spoke with The Fountain about how they met, what more we should expect from them in 2018 and their favourite gig.
Performing on a night sold as a sixties soul night, deemed for dance offs, soul claps and night trains, The Bucky Rage took themselves to the stage of Glasgow’s Broadcast to offer another entertaining set, masks and all. Supporting the support band Daddy Long Legs, who I unfortunately missed due to changes in the schedule, The Bucky Rage played to loyal fans and a whole new bunch of contemporary sixties swingers who you took a moment or two to warm to the four-piece.Read More
It may have been over thirty years since The Clock Came Down the Stairs, but it seems no less punctual for all that. Tonight’s show starts on the minute at the venue’s advertised opening time, causing us (in cahoots with London’s transport system) to miss the start and Microdisney’s much heralded return to the stage. Given the band’s commercial trajectory, or lack of it, during their time together, maybe this ‘ahead of their time’ approach could fatefully serve to summarise their fruitful if not lucrative recording years.Read More
An invite to the first music festival outside the UK was enticing particularly with the calibre of line-up on offer at Primavera Sound 2018. The festival has built up a reputation for delivering stellar line-ups and now in it’s eighteenth year and getting bigger every year, it takes place in the almost guaranteed Barcelona sunshine at the end of May. This is it’s eighth year at the Parc Del Forum offering twelve stages, delivering a blend of top acts doing the festival rounds, smaller up and coming artists and local names to delight an international crowd in attendance.Read More
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Review: The Wave Pictures
Review: The Big Moon, Museum of the Moon
Review: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends – New Worlds
Review: wojtek the bear – A Talent for Being Unreasonable
Review: The Bucky Rage