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Your New January 2019 Local Music Playlist
These are our new songs and artists who are featuring on our Future Radio local music playlist:
Broads – Jugema
Norwich-based electronic duo Broads (James Ferguson and Mark Jennings) return with their fifth album in the spring, but for now they present the first single from that 11-track album. A Jennings-penned track titled ‘A Safe Space In Us’, it features maddening, stuttering arpeggios and a (these days) rare vocal performance from Ferguson. Like its predecessor Field Theory, A Small Box Over a Global Goal showcases a breadth of focus and influence, ranging from erratic washes of noise (‘Glass Top’) to the shimmering pop arpeggiations of ‘Gold Focus’ and first single ‘A Safe Space In Us’, via slow-motion ambient drone (‘On a Hillside’) and skittering, undulating electronics on ‘Jugemu’. Beginning as the solo project of James Ferguson in 2013, Broads quickly caught the attention of respected Russian experimental/electronic label Fuselab, who released 2 albums (2014’s self-titled debut and 2015’s landmark Hellas LP). Following a third album Everything Is Spinning, Nobody Is Actually in Charge in 2016 Ferguson recruited long-time live collaborator Mark Jennings as a permanent member of the band and set about writing as a two-piece – culminating in 2018’s Arts Council-supported Field Theory album. Broads have shared stages with the likes of Mercury Rev, Plaid and JOYFULTALK, have been championed by BBC radio (particularly on Gideon Coe’s 6Music show), and the two-piece have been commissioned to write two archive film live soundtracks for the British Film Industry. Field Theory received great reviews and airplay on over 150 radio stations across the globe.
Front Bangs – Stray
Four-piece band from Norwich. Basically four lads getting together, having an argument, and producing some sort of alternative/funk mish mash. That's so Front Bangs. This is their new single, ‘Stray’.
Beelips – Bad Behaviour
A Future Radio favourite, The Beelips are retroelectrotwosome consisting of Chris and Jamie (from Narwich). Their production method involves “making all the music inside a machine and sing real voices over the top - this approach sometimes works.”
Ted Gage – Count to Ten
He has just recorded an EP of 6 tracks all his own music. He lives in Norwich and has been writing songs for the last 40 years. He has taken my music out on to the streets of Norwich and Cambridge this year and has had a great response, so much so that people are always asking him to record a CD. He plays everything live layering tracks using a loop pedal, everything he plays he writes himself which has always been his thing to keep it original.
Ryan Soanes – Wanna Know
He recently released an EP called ‘Hot Girl’ and one of the tracks was accepted onto BBC Introducing. His music can be found on any music streaming service or YouTube.
Rave on the Dole – Shevki Kuqi
Rave On The Dole is a Norwich based instrumental duo.
Birds of Hell – I Love Saturday Night
Peter Murdoch, from Birds of Hell, last single was released in April 2018. It’s called ‘I Love Saturday Night’. He has just had my first album mastered and I’m looking to release it Spring 2019. The first track on the album is Do I Get To Ride On A Unicorn? and it's gonna be the next single. He have a beautiful freak show of a video in the pipeline (being edited as we speak) featuring about 25 local musicians, artists and friends dancing round a woodland bonfire at night dressed as pagan spirit animals. The next Birds of Hell gig is at Epic Friday Feb 8th supporting Jah Wobble.
Blood Like Honey – Tim Roth
This is their new single, ‘Tim Roth’, and they are planning to release a lot more in the new single.
Mega Emotion – Home Alone
Mega Emotion play drums and percussion over electronic beats and build walls of sound that loop dirty baselines against pumping synths and scuzzy guitars. They wear floor-length ceremonial robes, with faces dusted in glitter and stars swept through their hair. The band’s debut BRAINS won Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC 6 Music. Their demo material has been championed by BBC Introducing and played by DJs including John Kennedy, Mark Radcliffe, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft and Nemone. For their last EP they wrote and recorded personal tracks for 50 fans. Writing and recording 50 tracks is no easy task. The project was intense, creative, robes were worn (sometimes down to the beach for wild-swimming inspiration) and it very nearly broke them. But they regret nothing – especially as it gave us such gems as this.
Telling Truths - Perspective
Telling Truths are a new female-fronted five piece Alternative Rock band from Norwich. They have released a debut EP called 'Desires & Visions'. They are currently in the process of recording their second EP and have a number of gigs coming up in the local area!
The Coral Cross Band - Woman
The Coral Cross Band are an original band based in Norwich, who will hope to bless 2019 with future gigs and music releases!!