This September saw the release of the first new Hallelujah Picassos recordings for nigh on 20 years, the topically-titled EP ‘Bullet That Breaks The Key’. Listening to the EP – three songs written in the last year along with a remix– writer Owen Harris found himself transported back to the late ’80s, when ‘Picasso core’, the band’s self-coined term for their unique blend of "ska-punk-reggae-pop-thrash-hip hop-hardcore”, was all over student radio, and their live performances never failed to ignite. Owen talked with founding members Roland Rorschach and Peter McLennan.
Album sales in the US hit historic lows over the last five weeks, with information and sales tracking system SoundScan recording the longest consecutive stretch in its history without scanning more than 5 million units.
New York based talent manager and independent artist consultant Ethan Schiff has published an interested post over at his blog schiffblog.com offering an alternative solution for bands keen to attract a label.
In this issue: NZ On Air, Majic, Broods, Miho Wada, Sola Rosa, Little Bark, Eb & Sparrow, Jesse Sheehan, Von Voin Strum, Terror Of The Deep, Freddy Fudd Pucker, The Prophet Motive, French For Rabbits, Hallelujah Picassos
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Annual returns from the U.K. music industry grew 9% (to £3.8 billion) in 2013 according to a just-published report from UK Music, an umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the U.K.'s commercial music industry.
A piece of music composed from bird poo on a giant piece of sheet music has received its first performance in the UK.
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