Category: Radio 1

What Should Have Been Zane Lowe’s Hottest Records of 2013

After having read and listened to Zane Lowe’s list of the hottest records of 2013, it actually isn’t that at all in anyway. In fact it is quite the opposite, and should really be called Zane Lowe’s lukewarm records of the year, neither cold nor warm but somewhere in between where no-one wants to be at any point, in fact they would rather be cold or warm than lukewarm.

So I decided that I would make a list of the actual hottest records of 2013, without the constraints of being an annoying BBC radio 1 presenter and having to big up the toss that big record labels seem to throw money at these days.

So here it is:

Part 2 of Maida Vale Radio 1 Session

The second installment of the Sunless ’97 Maida Vale live session was played out on Huw Stephens show on wednesday night. You can hear 2 extra tracks, Heaven Below & Illuminations and an interview here…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/showcase/clips/justadded#/clips/p00p11pg/in/justadded/justadded

Radio 1 Session with Sunless ’97 on Huw Stephens!

Slightly momentous occasion for me, as last night I graced the airwaves of Radio 1 for the first time! It was a live session I recorded with Sunless ’97 at Maida Vale at the end of last year. You can hear 2 tracks from the 4 recorded , the last 2 are gonna be played on Huw Stephens show next wed night (Midnight-2am).

To listen click the below link and go to 1:13:00.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01b8wzf

2011 – Drumming Mad!

So 2011 has been a busy year, the busiest yet for me! Therefore I thought I would have a review of my year with music and try to remember what I have been up to…

Live Shows:

Sunless ’97: 6
Mean Poppa Lean: 7
Mechanical Bride: 23
Holy Vessels: 2
Saint: 44 (Functions)
Caroline Buckley: 1

All shows: 83 (4 Tours, 2 UK, 2 European).

Supported, Friendly Fires, Yuck, Toro Y Moi, Kwes, Summer Camp, Smoke Fairies, The Heart and the Hand, Liam Finn, Dry the River, Graham Coxon.

Standout venues visited: The Garage, ULU, St. Giles Church, London, Flèche D’or, La Boule Noir, Paris, Le Cargo, Caen.

Releases:

2 Albums: Mechanical Bride – Living With Ants, Mean Poppa Lean – Live on Twelve Legs.
1 EP: Sunless ’97 – Making Waves.
3 Singles: Mechanical Bride – Colour of Fire / Young Gold / To the Fight.

2 Radio sessions: Radio 1 Huw Stephens session, Selector Radio session.
Radio Plays: Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Selector Radio in over 29 territories.

1 Album recording session, Holy Vessels.

1 Endorsement deal, C&C Custom Drums.

4 Auditions, Left 1 band, joined 2, currently playing with 4, Sunless ’97, Holy Vessels, Mechanical Bride & Saint.

That just about wraps up my year, I’m hoping 2012 has more to give, looking forward to next year and implementing some new years resoultions, I already have a few that I have started early, cause I want a head start!

Merry Crimbus and a Happy Neu Year to all! X

Sunless 97 Radio 1 Maida Vale Session, Holy Vessels Showcases…

Yesterday I completed my first Radio 1 live session at Maida Vale. We recorded 4 tracks from the Sunless 97 ‘Making Waves’ EP released this week, and they will all be aired on the Huw Stephens show in early January next year. This month has also seen us support the amazing Kwes. and next week our last show of the year with Toro Y Moi at the Garage, 7.12.11.

I have also been working with Brighton band Holy Vessels and recorded an album with them, for release next year. December sees us play two showcase gigs, December 13th @ The Blind Tiger, Brighton, & December 18th @ The Old Queens Head, London.

Sunless 97 EP Launch, Radio 1 play, New track…

 

Sunless 97 release Making Waves EP on the 21st November and we are playing an EP Launch show ‘Heaven’s Gate 4 Hale-Bopp’ on friday 25th November at a secret location in London Kensal Rise W10 (location will be emailed on ticket purchase) tickets are £6 via http://www.musicglue.com/sunless97

Featuring
Sunless ’97 http://sunless97.tumblr.com/
Palmistry (live) http://soundcloud.com/palmistry

Brey
Kwes
Steamin’ Jack Shankly
Rodaidh McDonald
& Abeano DJs
9pm – 4am

You can Preorder the Making Waves EP here: http://abeano.bigcartel.com/product/sunless-97-making-waves-ep-4-tracks

Also today Fearne Cotton played out Illuminations on radio 1, and you can hear another track from ‘Making Waves’ here:

http://www.abeano.com/sunless-97-wicked-gravity/8480