We were introduced to a Cornish indie rock 4 piece recently called The Rezner, we caught them playing live in Totnes and after a brief chat with the frontman after the show, we were hooked. When I saw that they were playing the Net Loft stage at this year’s Boardmasters Festival, we wanted to get in touch and have a chat to find out exactly what the festival means to them, here’s how we got on….
We LOVE Boardmasters Festival, it takes place in Watergate Bay (just outside of Newquay in Cornwall) and always features the FINEST bands and artists from across the world. The lineup this year is immense and nestled in amongst the plethora of amazing acts is a super talented Exeter based musician called SADIE HORLER.
I won’t lie to you, we’ve been following Sadie very closely over the past few years (not in a strange stalking kind of way, that would be creepy!) and have watched her grow into a fine songwriter who is admired both locally and further afield. When I heard that she had been selected to appear at this years festival, I just had to get in touch and chat about what it meant to her. Read on to see how we got on…
What a weekend it’s been so far, I literally got off a plane from London (Ontario) recently after spending time with a super talented chap called Dean Mason who’s latest project "Gnostic Gorilla" has been gaining steady momentum since his earlier work under the monicker "The Lonely Ghost Project". He’s been experimenting with electronic music and has previously released many albums including St. Basil's Asylum which is available now on Cleopatra Records which is the first for Gnostic Gorilla.
He arranged to meet up for a chat at a disused roller disco on the outskirts of town, I took a cab down there and once inside, strapped on my skates and awaited his arrival, here’s how I got on….
Kurt Riley is a solo artist who was previously a punk in an R&B band called The Steel Hearts. In December 2018, owing to the manner in which music is consumed, Kurt decided to stop working on albums and instead started to release singles to try and appeal to consumers. We thought this was a very interesting concept and wanted to find out more about him.
We caught up with him recently where we had a great chat about his music, his band, his first ever gig and hanging around backstage with members of BLONDIE, read on for all this and way more!
We were recently introduced to a super talented artist from Sweden called Melanie Mohlkert, you may well know her as CRONICLE and may well be familiar with her 2018 debut single Head Up And High.
She previously fronted the punk-pop band Tantrum to Blind - who found themselves thrust into the limelight of touring and performing on MTV. This new solo effort firmly puts her on the map as an artist to watch.
Ahead of her dropping her second single ‘Fools’ on Thursday April 25th, we caught up with her for a chat about her musical past, her yodelling father and the state of the music scene in Sweden….
PRIMAL STATIC are an alternative rock/blues/electro duo who hail from Austin, Texas.
Their music seduces with the soulful essence of blues, and fearlessly rocks with trance rhythms and beats. Song writer/singer/guitarist G. T. sings and plays without reservation, dripping with raw emotion. His exquisitely thought provoking lyrics are second to none. Keyboardist/bassist Houfei brings up the rhythm section with her elastic soulful bass and wonderful classically trained keyboard playing. The band uses innovative trance beats to round out their incredibly unique sound sculpture.
We caught up with them to chat about their musical upbringings, dream producers and lineups and what they’d be if they weren’t musicians, here’s how we got on….
Threatpoint is a Thrash/Groove/Metal quintet from Scranton, Pennsylvania (yep, the same place where the TV series THE OFFICE is based) who blend many different styles of hard rock and metal to make up their unique sound. Growing tired of the endless negativity they see out there in the world, they focus on positive messages within their music to bring hope and strength to the listener.
We caught up Chris James (vocalist) from the band for a quick chat about how they started out, meeting heroes and what he loves and hates about the music industry, here’s how we got on….
You may have noticed that we’ve been chatting to bands and artists that are going to be performing at this year’s BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL which takes place in Newquay, Cornwall from 7-11 August. We saw that an Australian born singer songwriter called LUCY GALLANT is playing on the View stage on Sunday afternoon and we were keen to find out more about her and her music, here’s how we got on….
I was over the moon when I heard that Devon alt-folk duo SOUND OF THE SIRENS were going to be appearing at BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL in Newquay this summer, so much so, I got on the information superhighway machine (laptop) and emailed Abbe and Hannah and asked if they’d be up for having a quick chat about it.
Abbe came straight back to me and we had a good old chat about how they felt when they heard they were playing at the festival, heroes they’d like to meet this year and the year Hannah queued up for a bus when she didn’t even need one! Here’s how we got on….
We chatted to Jason Williamson from SLEAFORD MODS a couple of weeks back ahead of the release of their latest album Eton Alive.
I since found out that that they were appearing at BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL on Saturday 10th August. It seemed a shame to use the same interview twice so we got back in touch with his lovely management team and sent a fresh batch of questions through all about the festival for him to take a look at. Here’s how we got on….
With the recent announcement from the team at BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL advising who the final headliner is going to be for the August festival, I thought I’d best get my backside in gear and chat to a few bands and artists who were fortunate enough to see their names appear on the famous lineup poster. We’ve been following a North Devon based young chanteuse who has amazed us with her vocal skills over the past couple of years and to see her being recognised and awarded with a slot at THE biggest festival in Devon and Cornwall is amazing, ladies and gentlemen, I give you YAZZY
With the BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL lineup being announced recently, we wanted to get in early and find out more about some of the bands and acts performing, we kick things off by chatting to Tim Nice who is 50% of BRONX CHEER who’ll be bringing their unique blend of deep, vocal and tech house music vibes to the masses, here’s how we got on….