Takedown Festival 2014

As you may know from previous posts, one thing I really enjoy being able to do is promote local music. This time I can go one better!

On 15th March, Southampton University will be host to Takedown Festival 2014.

This event is host not only to well know bands such as Kids in Glass Houses and Funeral for a Friend but also to many local bands such as 6 Minutes to Sunrise, who I have previously reviewed and Seasons in Wreckage who are based in Portsmouth.

Doors open at 13:30 and there will be lots more bands playing throughout the day.

Tickets are available through the official website (www.takedownfestival.co.uk)

So, if you want a day filled with good music, both on a local and national level, what are you waiting for?

6 Minutes to Sunrise at the Joiners, Southampton- 4th Feb 2014

6 Mins to Sunrise Gig

It may only be February, but 6 Minutes to Sunrise are already set to take 2014 by storm. Having recently supported bands including; Max Raptor, We are Fiction and Attention Thieves, they came back to perform once again at the Joiners to support Lonely the Brave.

The band has previously played to a sold out crowd at the Joiners so they are no stranger to this venue or a large audience; this is clearly evident through the band’s stage presence, and the lead singer, Cameron’ charisma and energy throughout the gig which helped  captivate the audience.

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6 Minutes to Sunrise


6 mins final

One thing I really enjoy being able to do on this blog is promoting local bands and artists. If you listen to a great local band, it is that much better than someone from a different area, in my opinion. It makes you like your city that little bit more as you know that at the very least it produces some decent music. This is certainly something 6 Minutes to Sunrise did for me.

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Allie Moss

 

This is an artist I went to see at Southampton’s Joiners live and i was not disappointed. I first heard of her from a song you will recognise from a bt infinity advert last year. The song is called corner and is a brilliant acoustic song.

If you like your acoustic female singer songwriter then you will definitely love this one. Think the soft voice melodies of Colbie Caillat meets the raw emotion of James Morrison. All of her songs have an interesting story behind them and each one gives the listener an insight into Allie’s life.

One of my favourite tracks of hers is called Melancholy Astronautic man which has a beautiful yet catchy romantic melody. Check it out here:

 

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Allie Moss seems to have it all, she has a voice perfectly suited to acoustic songs, she writes and composes her own tunes and she can play many different instruments. There’s not much to dislike about the American singer and musician.

To top it off, before she took to the stage in Southampton I managed to interview this up and coming acoustic singer from Jersey. So, watch this space for the whole interview and to find out about how BT chased her down for the advert and much more.

 

In the mean time, have a look at her website for the latest on Allie Moss here.

Lisa Mitchell

Ok, I admit it. It is yet another female acoustic singer again but this one definitely deserves a place on here. I saw her live recently at Southampton’s Joiners Arms and if you have never heard of her you should definitely check her out.

Lisa Mitchell was actually born in Canterbury, England but at the age of three she was moved to Australia where she has lived for the majority of her life, this has given her an accent with an  english/australian lilt which comes accross in her songs very strongly giving her a unusual but distinct singing voice, one that is hard to compare to anyone else.

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