Time To Think

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Following six studio albums of funk-driven loungecore, Hospital Records' head honcho London Elektricity embarks on the boldest musical adventure of his 30-year career with his seventh long-player 'Building Better Worlds'.

2) Video of the week.

In this talk at the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy, DJ Ben UFO touched on the label's early days, making the weird accessible, and outsider house.

3) Quote of the week.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

- Ben Franklin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Somme, Body Density Map - 1919

“This is a body density map of part of the Somme. It was compiled around 1919 as they recovered bodies from the battlefield. Each small grid square is 250m by 250m & the numbers written by hand, in blue, show the number of bodies recovered in each grid.” Taken from GreenBerets.co.uk

5) Gig of the week.

Bamboo + Aoife Foley live at The Garibaldi.

More local talent in one of the county finest pubs.



- Josh

Lift Tower

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

The Streets - Blinded by the Lights.

Still really like this track, the album is a cracker too, so many good memories acting drunk and immature to this.

2) Video of the week.

Self Esteem - The Best.

Their album ‘Compliments Please’ is really, really good. Can’t recommend it enough.

p.s. The band also features N-Town legend Sophie Galpin.

3) Quote of the week.

“”

- Dr. Seuss.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

I’ve posted this before but it moves me every time, so here it is again.

5) Gig of the week.

Lift Tower 2 at The Garibaldi


- Josh

Ready Or Not

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

ACODA - Ready or Not.
Solid band, with solid videos too. Solid.

2) Video of the week.

Alien Ant Farm - Movies.

I forgot how great this track and video are.

3) Quote of the week.

“Those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.”

- Dr. Seuss.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

What should I be reading or watching this week?

5) Gig of the week.

Alessi’s Ark, Katie Malco, Mali Mae & Hana Brooks at The Black Prince

A powerful line-up not to be missed (full disclosure, I will be missing it as I already had tickets to a gig elsewhere, but i’m not happy about it).


- Josh

Welcome Home

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Killswitch Engage - The Arms oF Sorrow. Everyone loves a bit of Killswitch.

2) Video of the week.

Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home. Still a banger all these years later.

3) Quote of the week.

“Those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.”

- Dr. Seuss.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Chris Coleman Performance Track - "GO". AMAZING.

5) Gig of the week.

The Amazing DJ OP1 at The Bradlaugh.
He is amazing and he is at The Bradlaugh, get involved.

- Josh

Finding Your Feet

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Etherwood - Unfolding featuring Laurelle Robichaud.

A slow banger from Etherwood.

2) Video of the week.

Corby King’s ACODA - Finding Your Feet.

They’re playing tomorrow night, link at the bottom of the email.

3) Quote of the week.

“and that’s why I don’t like cricket”.”

- Bob Fossil.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

We got t-shirts! did you know? You can peep them here.

5) Gig of the week.

ACODA, Sharkteeth Grinder, PALMIST and Bailer at The KK Club in Corby

- Josh

You Gave Me Magical.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

No overtures required. It's Ben UFO - live from Dekmantel 2019.

2) Video of the week.

Biffy Clyro - Biblical, live.

Really great song from Biffy, apparently they had a gospel choir recorded for the track but decided to go more stripped back with it rather than make it more complex, the track is amazing but I’d love to hear it with a choir too.

3) Quote of the week.

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn, stolen from TheMorningChalkUp

4) Interesting thing of the week.

James Acaster’s latest book ‘Perfect Sound Whatever’ is a fascinating listen, he catalogues and reviews all music form 2016. I’d recommend listening to it rather than reading as James reads it himself.

5) Gig of the week.

Century City, King Purple, Baby Lung, Monarchs at The Roadmender

- Josh

Pink City

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Dan D’Lion - Wide Eyed / Pink City, Live.

2) Video of the week.

Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami, Live on KEXP.

3) Quote of the week.

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

- Eleanor Roosevelt 

4) Interesting thing of the week.

It was suicide prevention day this week. I think the hard thing about it is that if you feel like suicide is the answer then you probably don’t want to talk to anyone, but I cannot urge you enough to talk. Talk to me, talk to your mate, talk to a stranger, say hello to someone, ask them how they are, ask them for help. The healing effects of open communication are limitless.

The Samaritans

5) Gig of the week.

N-Town heavyweights Pieces play a rare N-Town show with cagework and Junodef at The Lamplighter.

- Josh

Brazil

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Jack Garratt performs Worry in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge http://vevo.ly/fIjHxS

Jack Garratt - Worry, Live Lounge.
I really like Jack’s style of music and also performance, I was fortunate to see him in a small venue with a loud sound-system in Paris (CULTURE) and he did not disappoint. See him if you get the chance.

2) Video of the week.

Purity Ring - Push Pull, Live on KEXP.
Only recently heard about Purity Ring, the album Another Eternity is magical.

3) Quote of the week.

“Cut my cake into pieces, this is my raspberry torte.”

— Papa Roach.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

How drumsticks are made.

5) Gig of the week.

Noite Do Brazil - Coffee, Cocktails and DJ’s (Sponsored by Audio Works)

- Josh

Donuts

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

SLD (Quiet Storm Hour) - E.JONES.

2) Video of the week.

Hobo Johnson - Subaru Crosstrek XV

3) Quote of the week.

“Big Yellow Taxi there by Joni Mitchell, a song in which she complains that they ‘paved paradise to put up a parking lot’ – a measure which actually would have alleviated traffic congestion on the outskirts of paradise. Something which Joni singularly fails to point out, perhaps because it doesn’t quite fit in with her blinkered view of the world. Nevertheless, nice song.”

— Alan Gordon Partridge.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Because donuts.

5) Gig of the week.

Little Bitboy at the Gari plus DJ’s.

- Josh

Your opinion.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Ocean Wisdom - Walkin’ Proud.

2) Video of the week.

Self Esteem - In Time. Powerful new track and video from Self Esteem.

3) Quote of the week.

That’s just like, your opinion, man.

— Jeffery “The Dude’” Lebowski.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Still nothing interesting, what have you got to show me?

5) Gig of the week.

Sane at The Pomfret Arms.

- Josh

Betterman

HAPPY FRIDAY!

HERE IS FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME.

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1) Track of The Week.

Jack Garratt - Surprise Yourself. Another great artist, with lots of other tracks to enjoy, if you haven’t heard him get involved.

2) Video of the week.

Dan D’Lion - Betterman. Only found out about this artist this week, the Betterman EP is ace too.

3) Quote of the week.

Our days are filled with the path to future skills, tasks and commitments that we believe we can’t possibly take on. We’ve seduced ourselves into believing that we’re not born with the talent, or that the obstacles to doing the work are just too great.

In fact, it’s more likely that we’ve simply decided that the work isn’t worth the effort.

Or the fear is too much to bear.

But it’s hardly impossible.

We just don’t care enough.

— Seth Godin.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

Tell me about interesting stuff you’ve been reading/listening too/watching.

5) Gig of the week.

ExP & DJ OP1 at The Garibaldi.

- Josh

IT’S TWINFEST THIS WEEKEND, GO TO IT.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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

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1) Track of The Week.

Damn Tang has released his album and I reccomend you buy it from bandcamp. The track Dreaming of Yesterday is amazing.

You can find it HERE.

2) Video of the week.

Ivy Lab - When I Go.

Lazy beats and an incredible hook. Another banger form Ivy Lab.

3) Quote of the week.

“I’ve shared that a lot more openly, and it’s been one of the best medicines that I’ve found. It’s liberating. Talking about grief has been something that’s unlocked a lot of happiness for me.”

— Nick Norris on the Tim Ferriss Podcast.

4) Interesting thing of the week.

See below.

5) Gig of the week.

IT’S TWINFEST THIS WEEKEND, GO TO IT.

- Josh

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