Posted in May 2014

Gang Of Three – Port Erin Vs The World

Gang Of Three – Port Erin Vs The World

We recently signed a new band, the wonderful Port Erin, to the label. And as is my wont, I rewrote the bands biography, partly as I like to put something fresh on their profile page on the label website, and partly for PR mail-out purposes. They are a brilliant melodic, chilled, slightly haunting indie band, … Continue reading

Sounds Around Town 15th May

Sounds Around Town 15th May

Bit late in posting this, the last of my columns covering for Dave. For The Swindon Advertiser 15th May 2014 One of the things I have noticed during my time compiling this guide, has been the over-abundance of music that appeals to the older generations – classic rock, Blues and Jazz etc, whilst there seems to … Continue reading

All About: Oliver Wilde

All About: Oliver Wilde

My second piece for my column in the Swindon Advertiser this week (8th May) is a look at now Bristol based (but formerly of Aldbourne) musician Oliver Wilde, who is making huge waves nationally with his blissed out fuzz-pop. It has been a long time since the heady days of XTC flying high in the charts and up … Continue reading

Sounds Around Town – May 8th 2014

Sounds Around Town – May 8th 2014

This weeks gig round up for Swindon Advertiser looks a little like this… I have spent part of this weekend wondering why we can’t spread our bank holidays out a little bit more. With Easter being late this year we are in the midst of a quick-fire sequence of three long weekends within six weeks … Continue reading

Camden falls to a Wiltshire Takeover!

Camden falls to a Wiltshire Takeover!

Oft hailed as one of the trend setting musical hearts of London and recent stomping ground of Amy Winehouse, The Libertines and er, Madness, Camden has seen musical trends come and go. But recently perhaps the greatest cultural exchange the old borough has witnessed occurred as four of the best bands in Wiltshire descend onto … Continue reading

Gig Monkeys 2014 Festival Guide

Gig Monkeys 2014 Festival Guide

It is Festival season again, and not learning from his mistake last year, The Big Cat has again asked me for my top tips. Now, last year I enthused about the line-ups I was going to go and see and report back on, and frankly, I failed miserably as real life got in the way. … Continue reading

May 2014 local music reviews

May 2014 local music reviews

It is back to business as usual for the local reviews in The Ocelot Magazine. Here is May 2014’s Effort, headed by the brilliant August List and Greasy Slicks. Could barely squeeze a rizla between these two records!   The August List – High Town Crow (EP) 4.5/5 Record Of The Month Latest “one from … Continue reading

All About: Zoe Mead

All About: Zoe Mead

This weeks Adver feature is on the multi-talented Zoe Mead. Coincidentally playing a gig for us….! Anyone who follows the local music scene will have encountered Zoe Mead at some point or another. She has been a regular fixture in our venues for some time now, first in her band Anchor & The Wolf, more recently as … Continue reading