Ok, so I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while. I had already written about it on my blog on tumblr but now I feel I should write about it here, seeing as I probably get at least two more readers on this one than on that one.
The other week, I got a comment on this blog from someone who worked for a small independent record label. They’d read my blog and knew that I followed one of their artists on Twitter. They asked if I would be interested in reviewing this artist’s single. After spending a couple of days thinking about it, and another week of not being able to put anything into action due to real life getting in the way, I decided that I would have a go. I felt that if I could use what little power and influence I have to get the word out there about them, then it would be worth doing, even if only a small number of people read it.
The review of the single is still in development at the moment. In the meantime, I might as well tell you who I’m writing about. The band are a duo called No Machine. I found out about them when I saw them mentioned on the Twitter page of another band I follow. From clicking on their profile, I found a link to their MySpace page, had a listen to their music and really liked what I heard. I won’t write too much more about them as I want to save some for the review, but if you like bands like The Hoosiers, The Feeling or indeed any artist that knows how to make a catchy tune, then chances are you may love them too. The track of theirs I will be writing about is called “Toast The Toaster”, which is their debut single. I can’t promise that my review will be of the standard you see in say, Q magazine, but it will be my honest opinion nonetheless. Bar the numerous critiques I had to write as part of my degree coursework, the last time I wrote a review was when I did one of the Jim Carrey flick Liar Liar for my sixth form college magazine years ago. I think I did a good job.
In the meantime, if you want to, you can check out No Machine at these sites:
www.nomachinemusic.com – their official site.
www.myspace.com/nomachinemusic– their MySpace page.
www.twitter.com/nomachinemusic – their twitter page. Follow them, they’re nice guys.