Thanks for coming back to the blog and the podcast too, it's great to see so many people engaging with the blog as well as the podcast!
So next week is a big one for the podcast...Episode 50!
I thought, what better way to reward my viewers, readers and listeners than to give you some insight details on what's going to happen on the episode when it drops next week! Well...I can't tell you everything, but I will tell you the first song being played and also who the interview is going to be with!
So firstly...the first song being played on Episode 50...it comes from a band close to my heart.
Black Foxxes - Sæla
These beauts are back with new music and I'm surprised I haven't played this single already! Dropping this single last year, it's made me very excited for their album when it drops Spring 2018. It's going to be big, it's going to be loud and above all...it's going to be a contender for Album Of The Year 2018 already.
These boys stunned me with their 2016 album "I'm Not Well", I discovered the album via Spotify in 2017 though so it didn't count towards my end of year list for 2017. Although if it were, it would've come in at either 1 or 2... I can't decide! So get ready for this beast to start us off!
Conducted today and it's sounding brilliant, I will be chatting to lead singer of Irish indie band KARMS. Colm was an absolute delight to talk to and I have high hopes for this band this year. Their first EVER gig was supporting The Amazons. I huge gig for anyone, let alone your first gig!
We chat about their latest EP they dropped last September, their intriguing writing process to creating their songs as well as the album artwork, a bit about Foo Fighters and you'll get to hear 2 songs from them in the course of next week.
So that's all the info I can give you at the moment guys, but it'll drop next Thursday on the 18th Janurary and I can't wait to share it with you guys!
Thanks for the support.
Ta Rah x
Hello once again readers!
Thanks for coming back and reading the second blog post of the podcast! In this time we've released the first episode of 2018 and with another coming up this Thursday, it's going to sound a little different!
This is the reason why...
Episode 49 is going to sound a lot cleaner and more professional too. This is one step to improving the podcast as we try to improve the overall ethos of the podcast too!
We're already over 200 downloads into January and it's only been 7 days so it's looking great so far! Thanks for all your support.
Let me know what you think of the new microphone and the quality of my speech when Ep.49 drops on the 11th Jan!
Ta Rah x
With 2017 almost over, it's time to look ahead to 2018 and what the podcast has in store as well as my own musical tastes and what I'll be looking forward to in the year to come. Plus a sneak peek at the very first artist and song played on the first podcast episode of 2018!
Firstly, if you haven't noticed already on social media (and above), the podcast logo has changed to a brand spanking new one!
Secondly, there will be weekly podcasts out and maybe more! With some life changes recently, I'll be looking to potentially be releasing some more episodes in the week, but what to fill this with...? Interviews! Yes that's right folks, I'll be looking to conduct a lot more interviews for the podcast next year. Whether they be my next door neighbour or a global superstar, over the course of this year I have really enjoyed doing interviews with people such as Damian Keyes, Kev Minney and Ten Minute Detor and will continue to come 2018 so keep an eye out for more interviews which will lead to more episodes of the podcast.
This year has really been fantastic for my new music searches and findings. I've found some phenomenal artists in 2017. Some have 200 streams and some over 2,000,000 streams, it doesn't matter, it's the quality that matters.
This year will be the same. To continuously search for new artists for the podcast (otherwise there would be no podcast!), but one thing I want to start looking at more this year is exploring undiscovered golden oldies of music. Not necessarily for the podcast, but more my own listening habits. I know a lot of music from the past already, but quite specific unknown bands I'm talking.
A few weeks back BBC Radio 6 Music put out a tweet saying "What are the unsung albums of the 90s?" and reading through the comments, I saved a load of them on Spotify and had a listen to quite frankly some outstanding music. All of which I'd not heard before, so i'm making it my resolution for music in 2018 to listen and delve into some fantastic music of the past.
The artists/albums I found through the tweet were:
The Bluetones - 'Expecting To Fly'
Longpigs - 'The Sun Is Out'
One Dove - 'Morning Dove White'
The Verve - 'Storm In Heaven'
It's amazing that just one tweet can give you over 4 hours of undiscovered music!
First Song Of 2018:
Alright folks, here is the song and artist that will feature on Ep.48 of The Music Scout...
Circa Survive - "Lustration" (The Amulet 2017)
This band was introduced to me this year by a very good friend of mine and I've been interested in their music since, but only recently have I delved into their music properly and boy this band is a treat. Their beautiful blend of heavy rock with some blood good songwriting makes them heavy weights in the modern rock genre.
Not only this, they really put a lot of effort into everything. Artwork, music, music videos, they're an incredibly creative band! To the right is the artwork for their new album 'The Amulet' and this is one of seven albums they've released. These boys are really coming to age with their music and reaching a lot of people with their impressive sound.
So with that, let's head into 2018 with our ears at the ready for some fantastic new music and I'll see you all on the flip side.
Ta Rah x