Perhaps it's healthier.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 19TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

2) Video of the week.

We had a chat with Jamie Lenman at Handmade Festival where we spoke about the direction of his latest album, his busy festival season and more.

3) Quote of the week.

Perhaps it’s healthier to look at these periods as part of the natural course of life, just as death, suffering, and un-responded-to text messages might be. You know, unavoidable.

- Stephen Hershey

4) Interesting thing of the week.

A fascinating view on social media, something every increasingly significant in promoting music.

5) Gig of the week.
Big Loss and BLOODVISIONS at The Garibaldi.

- Josh

Without Me

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 12TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Eminem - Without Me.

17 years old and still relevant.

2) Video of the week.

Rammstein - Deutschland

3) Quote of the week.

“Breakthroughs for breakfast.”

- Joe Talbot

4) Interesting thing of the week.

NN Locals Market

Local market with local music, see you there.

5) Gig of the week.

One of my favourites, DJ OP1 at The Garibaldi. REAL DJING.

- Josh

Concrete to Leather

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 5TH JULY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

It’s an Idles heavy week this week, I’m a late comer to them so am catching up on their several albums. This interview also provides some interesting insight.

3) Quote of the week.

In physical rehabilitation and sports training the SAID principle (Specific Adaptation to Imposted Demands), means, you get really, really good at what you repeatedly practice.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

FUTURE LOVE AT THE NORTHAMPTON TOWN FESTIVAL SATURDAY 6TH JUNE, 7PM.

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- Josh

Déjà Vu

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 28TH JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Soak - Déjà Vu

Spot local musician, friend of the studio and all round good egg, Sophie Galpin on bass.

2) Video of the week.

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Audiotree session.
ANOTHER band that I’m late to the party on, but their new album, ‘Celebrity Mansions’, is incredible.

3) Quote of the week.

“Competing with yourself is more difficult, requires more bravery and leads to more insight.”

Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Women in Engineering in 2019: Music - How new initiatives equalise women in sound.

5) Gig of the week.

Friends of the studio and all round good dudes Sharkteeth Grinder have got a show at The garibaldi, it will be ace, see you there.


- Josh

Right Right Now Now

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 21ST JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Beastie Boys - Right Right Now Now.

2) Video of the week.

Gill Scott-Heron - Whitey On The Moon

3) Quote of the week.

“Simply write.

Write simply.

As few words as you need, but no fewer.

But simply write.”

Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

See below.

See below.

Writing On The Walls

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 7TH JUNE’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Once again I was late to the party when it came to these guys, but really, really good, especially live it seems.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“…and then the bottom one, what are you? Insane?”

Bill Nighy

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I appreciate Bill’s view on the 3-button blazer.

5) Gig of the week.

Northampton Carnival - Loud, colourful and loads of fun, it’s always impressive, see you there.



- Josh

Alan Johnson quote inside.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 31ST MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Finch - Bitemarks and Bloodstains.

Their first album, What It Is To Burn is one of my favourites, but this track and the album it comes from (Say Hello To Sunshine) is also excellent.

2) Video of the week.

Off his new album Flamagra (which is ace) Flying Lotus - More (featuring Anderson .Paak)

3) Quote of the week.

“Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink..”

- Alan Johnson

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Fascinating insight into studio life with Jamie Lenman, can’t recommend it enough.

5) Gig of the week.

Northampton Beer Festival

Beer (all sorts of alcohol and food actually) and lots of live music, see you there.



- Josh

Gimme Some More.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 10TH MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Ocean Wisdom covers Busta Rhymes' Gimme Some More in the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge

2) Video of the week.

GUNSHIP - Tech Noir

3) Quote of the week.

“It’s hard to imagine that avoidance of the issue is going to make things better.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I did a podcast this week with Colin Doran of Hundred Reasons, I though that was pretty ruddy interesting, here, have a listen - http://bit.ly/josh-astrop-podcast

5) Gig of the week.

Under The Influence Vol 9 - James Brown

One of N-Towns finest promoters, DJ’s and writers Phil Moore will be DJ at this not. Phil has excellent taste, and the Lamplighter is ace too.



- Josh

Serve the Servants

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 2ND MAY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Nirvana - Serve the Servants.

2) Video of the week.

Sampha - NPR Tiny Desk Concert

3) Quote of the week.

“The snooze button is a trap. It’s a trap because not only do you have to decide later, but you just expended time and energy to deciding to decide later.

Do it once, move on.

‘Decide once’ is a magical productivity commitment.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I have nothing in my reading list this week, I didn’t come across anything, what have I missed?

5) Gig of the week.

A night with Baby Lung and Friends at The Garibaldi, May 3rd.


- Josh

Not Enough

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 26TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

live video by Choke Beat Orchestra and the second installment of "Bardo Sessions" Choke Are: Adi Rotem - Midi Fighter 64 Peter Spacey - Pocket Piano and PT01 Scratch 1204 - MPC Live feat.

2) Video of the week.

CkY - 96 Quite Bitter Beings

3) Quote of the week.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation...we are challenged to change ourselves.” 

― Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

"Not Enough" from the album City Pop, http://stonesthrow.com/bennysings

As the Sun Sets.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 12TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Mark Ski - Sloppy Drunk feat. Tenacity (Explicit) https://soundcloud.com/markski-music/sloppy-drunk-feat-tenacity-1

2) Video of the week.

Taken from Warpaint's 2009 debut EP "Exquisite Corpse":

3) Quote of the week.

“Here’s my list, in order, of what drives behavior in the modern, privileged world:

- Fear

- Cognitive load (and the desire for habit and ease)

- Greed (fueled by fear)

- Curiosity

- Generosity/connection

The five are in an eternal dance, with capitalist agents regularly using behavioral economics to push us to trade one for the other. We’re never satisfied, of course, which is why our culture isn’t stable. We regularly build systems to create habits that lower the cognitive load, but then, curiosity amplified by greed and fear kick in and the whole cycle starts again.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Circa 2001 at the As the Sun Sets practice space in Providence, RI.

A bit of energy for you.


5) Gig of the week.

The Barratts live at The Roadmender.



- Josh

Callous and Cold

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 5TH APRIL’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

The debut single, taken from the forthcoming Dreaming of Yesterday EP, due Spring 2019. Download the track and pay what you like at: https://damontang.bandcamp.com

Acoda frontman is about to release his debut solo EP and if this track is anything to go buy it will be effing acce.

2) Video of the week.

Billy Lockett - Every Time You’re High.
Another banger from one of N-Town’s finest.

3) Quote of the week.

“How’s your week been?” 

- AndysManClub

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Coffee and Cobbles - combining bicycles, racing, coffee and beer, see you there.


5) Gig of the week.

King Purple and friends at The Roadmender - Catch King Purple before they start playing massive venues.


- Josh

Accidents Happen.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 29TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Haunting, uplifting and trippy af.

2) Video of the week.

2nd single from the forthcoming debut EP 'Corruption of the Human Heart'. Recorded/shot at Copper Brown Studios, London, March 2019

3) Quote of the week.

“How’s your week been?” 

- AndysManClub

4) Interesting thing of the week.

FAMfest - “FOOD, ARTS, MUSIC in the heart of NN”
Looks like it’s going to be an interesting event and the weather should be sunny too, see you there


5) Gig of the week.

Jason Hatt & Elle Delaney at Maule Collective.

- Josh

Nothing interesting here.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 22ND MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

'Talk' is taken from the second studio album 'Quixota' by Broker.

Some nice discordant power here, would love to see them live.

2) Video of the week.

Popeye is the first single to be released from the new album 'Shuffle', released July fifth and available to pre-order now from https://bsm.rocks/shuffle.

More fire from Jamie Lenman.

3) Quote of the week.

“Credit no thought not born in the open air and while moving freely about – in which the muscles too do not hold a festival,” 

- Friedrich Nietzsche

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Nothing interesting here, feel free to send me some interesting stuff to read.


5) Gig of the week.

Broken Shackle DJ’s at The Garibaldi.

Awesome DJ’s at an awesome venue, tasty beers on too.

- Josh

Does it really matter?

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Reuben's set from their lone Download appearance in 2007 featuring an intro to the gig as they drive in and an outro mini-doc on the rest of their day. Copyright Reuben and Xtra Mile.

2) Video of the week.

Crowd Singalong to Bohemian Rhapsody.

3) Quote of the week.

The bots should announce, “I’m not a person, or if I am, I’m not allowed to act like one.” - Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

“Our goal is to halve the male suicide rate’: why no-frills therapy works for men”

A fascinating article on mental health and men. With the recent suicide of Keith Flint it’s worth considering the causes. It’s great to see that something as simple as having a chat can be a potential solution.

5) Gig of the week.

Cassini Circles and Makobi at The Garibaldi, 15th March.

- Josh

This is how it ends.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

Hell is For Heroes frontman Justin Schlosberg is about to release his new solo project August Spies. This is ‘This is how it ends’, the debut single.

2) Video of the week.

Hundred Reasons - The Perfect Gift.

3) Quote of the week.

“We can make it better” is a far better motto than, “we meet all the regulations.” - Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

A trip down memory lane for those of you that stayed up all night drinking Smirnoff Ice in the early 2000’s.

Shutdown London

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 1ST MARCH’s TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Place: Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium Date: August 17, 2018 0:00 - Cut and Run 2:04 - Tip Your Bartender 5:06 - (You Think You're) John Fucking Lennon 8:57 - Pink Roses 12:20 - Jesus Glue 17:19 - Mu Empire 21:27 - The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports 27:50 - Ape Dos Mil 33:22 - New White Extremity 37:49 - Shira 42:01 - Siberian Kiss http://www.glassjaw.com http://www.glassjaw.info

2) Video of the week.

Shutdown - Single by Skepta https://itun.es/gb/7I7h6

3) Quote of the week.

“It’s a great question and people will probably know an answer for it.” - Tim Vine

4) Interesting thing of the week.

READING, something I should do more of. and here’s one the worlds finest explorers libraries.

5) Gig of the week.

Collective Vinyl Solutions - Andy Skank.

Local powerhouse Andy Skank at one of the towns finest alcohol spots.

- Josh

An Acquaintance with Fear.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

Periphery's official music video for 'Blood Eagle', the first single from new album Periphery IV: HAIL STAN - available April 5th on 3DOT Recordings.

3) Quote of the week.

“It’s a great question and people will probably know an answer for it.” - Tim Vine

4) Interesting thing of the week.

An Acquaintance with Fear. - Aldo Kane.

Not strictly music related, but most of our reservations, or what holds us back is fear.

5) Gig of the week.

SANE // Zizany - Live at The Pomfret Arms

- Josh

Reading with a Pencil.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of the week.

Fantastic production on this, really awesome through headphones.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“Consider how much more resilient you might be if the first three people loved it. You might then persist in the face of 100 critics after that, simply because the early reviews were so positive. The order of feedback doesn’t change the ratio, but it certainly feels that way.”

- Seth Godin

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Reading with a Pencil - A little off topic but interesting nonetheless.

5) Gig of the week.

Raging Speedhorn, Sharkteeth Grinder at The Craufurd Arms, Firday 15th February.


- Josh

NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY’S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

We're back! Series 2 kicks off in full force with Jono and The Uke Dealers. They join us for their first track of the set with 'Zero Hours'. This is a song about the realities of modern day Britain, and oh do they tell it so well...

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"The test for manipulation is: if you knew what they know, would you be happy to do what they’re asking?” - Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Benny & The Jengo Massive, and DJ Andy Skank

Reccomended to me by Steve Peel at Yellow Bourbon, so bound to be a good one.


- Josh