VPME Track Of The Day “Carver’s Kicks” by Straylings.

Now this is fantastic. “Carver’s Kicks” by Straylings is an epic, dark, portentous sounding slice of widescreen drama.  Consisting of Bahraini/Austrian songwriter Dana Zeera and London born guitarist Oliver Drake Straylings have already received high praise for their debut Ep  released last June . On this track the sound recalls the cinematic Alt/Goth country which... Continue Reading →

THE VPME AWARDS 2011- (Including Top 20 Podcast)

It's almost the season to be jolly, but just before the holiday season we are in the midst of "the list."  Yes music mags/zines and blogs are full of endless lists, lists about the best albums, best gigs, best songs, lists about lists. It could leave you feeling quite listless and we can't have that,... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – School Of Seven Bells And The Good Natured

Oh my, we are currently caught up in the tinselly  vortex of the festive season, what with Christmas shopping festive podcasts, Six music appearances 😉 & interviews with pop star types we are sure to be fit for nothing come the big day.. But there's just time to bring you the following musical snippets. ************************... Continue Reading →

Howling Bells ‘The Loudest Engine’ Special – Album,Gig and Interview.

HOWLING BELLS 'The Loudest Engine 'Special. “Baby Blue” By Howling Bells. The Album –“The Loudest Engine.” The problem with producing a flawless debut album widely regarded by many as a genuine classic, is that there will always be those who demand that subsequent albums endlessly repeat variations on the same theme.  To adopt such a... Continue Reading →

Virtual Reality -Emmy The Great Interview/Review

"A Woman, A Woman, A Century of Sleep" By Emmy The Great. It wasn’t quite love at first listen with regard to  Emmy The Great’s debut album ‘First Love’, purely because we’d become smitten with Emmy’s oeuvre long before her debut.  She was probably one of the first artists  we’d discovered via myspace (remember that... Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Logic – Milk Maid Interview /Review.

'Not Me' By Milk Maid. We have often banged the drum with regard to the fact that you don't neccesarily need a huge budget and fancy production techniques to produce great music.  Milk Maid’s debut album ‘Yucca’ once again adds weight to our argument. Recorded in songwriter Martin Cohen’s flat during the indefinite hiatus of... Continue Reading →

‘Through a Glass, Darkly.” – Mechanical Bride Interview.

‘Colour Of Fire’ By Mechanical Bride. To the avid fan, music will always be something more than merely the soundtrack to doing the dishes.   To suggest   ‘it’s just a song’ is similar to suggesting to the devoted football fan ‘it’s just a game.’  Music can conjure many emotions, joy, sadness, nostalgia,  it can inspire,  it... Continue Reading →

Original Pirate Material – Pete And The Pirates – ‘One Thousand Pictures’ Album Review and Interview

'Come To The Bar’ By Pete And The Pirates. ‘Winter’ By Pete And The Pirates. We first featured Pete and The Pirates in 2008 after being charmed by their marvellous debut album ‘Little Death,’ but then things went ominously quiet. A couple of years between albums is quite normal, indeed they are but the blinking... Continue Reading →

Into The Light – Sarabeth Tucek -Get Well Soon Album Review and Interview

'Get Well Soon' By Sarabeth Tucek Once you’ve heard Sarabeth Tucek’s beautiful, haunting voice, it’s rather difficult to believe it was acting and not music that was her first calling. Her eponymous debut album released in 2007 led to rapturous reviews from critics whilst amassing her an army of fans, smitten by the glacial purity... Continue Reading →

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