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Jersey Evening Post, April 25th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, press on April 25, 2009 at 01:11

Asylum at Live Lounge, April 9th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on April 9, 2009 at 08:33
In Every Dream Home ...

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The Author are Christian Silver (guitar and vocals), James Dolan (guitar and vocals), Justin Vooles (drums), Jonny Knight (bass) and Sam Falle (synths and samples).

The Author came from the middle of nowhere to the heart of an island in the midst of a remarkable musical renaissance. Controversial, edgy, glamorous, futuristic … The Author make some of the best music you’ve ever heard. Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Jonathan Ross of BBC Radio 1 all agree.

A tour to promote their new single release of Household Appliance begins in April with this performance at Live Lounge, and takes in Brighton, Northampton, and London. CD copies of the single will be on sale at the show, and the importance of this release should be clear to all fans of new music. They will be megastars soon, and we’ll be amazed and chuffed to bits that they played in our little club.

Marvel are Nick Baxter, Sam A. M. Falle, Todd MacDonald and Dominic Quaeck.

Marvel are one of the most exciting bands ever to come out of Jersey. They have played twice at Jersey Live, and their compulsively catchy, awesomely energetic electro-rock is the sound of British music in the 21st century that could conquer the world.

Currently based in UK, they are returning to Jersey for this appearance at Live Lounge, and a gig with Positiv+, before embarking on a round of shows in London. In the not too distant future it will be seem completely obvious that bands from Jersey could rise to prominence among their greatest peers in the rest of the country, and Marvel will be way out front of the pack.

Brave Yesterday are Alex Pitt (bass and vocals), Chris Nutter (vocals, guitar and percussion), Craig Farrell (guitar and vocals) and Shaun Jacob (drums and percussion).

They are local heroes, no less, and are due to compete in the Jersey Live Battle of The Bands. Their place on stage among the great acts at this year’s festival seems assured. Their music is epic and passionate, and on stage they are an utterly focused team capable of getting everyone in the room bouncing to their undeniably brilliant dance-pop anthems.

This show, which starts and ends earlier than our usual events due to a public holiday on the following day, is preceded by a All-Ages event featuring the same bands with special guest Frankie Davies.

Jersey Evening Post, April 4th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, press on April 4, 2009 at 01:08

Asylum at Live Lounge, April 3rd 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on April 3, 2009 at 04:26


Nocturnum are Midgard Morningstar (vocals), Alex (guitars), Blake (drums) and Muz (bass).

They are a black metal band with a titanic, hyper-gothic sound and a predilection for press releases written in Jerriais, having been writing, performing and recording together since 2007. Work on their first album, Darker Than Darkness – À la Glouaithe dé Dgiâbl’ye, is nearing completion. Samples from it posted on their MySpace profile indicate the shape of things to come; a wall of tightly woven guitar and bass motifs with superbly technical, progressive drumming and the kinds of vocals that follow you into nightmares. Could it turn out to be a masterpiece long-awaited by fans of heavy music since … well, the last Bulletproof album?

Nocturnum have a very loyal following in Jersey, and it is no exaggeration to say their upcoming show for Asylum at Live Lounge is one of the most eagerly awaited of the year so far.

So to Bulletproof, who are Steve (guitar and vocals), Lee (bass) and Eddie (drums). They’ve worked with Function Records, a London based independent record label, over the years, to produce a series of releases that are generally regarded as some of the finest, most socially aware and artistically honest rock ‘n’ roll ever to come from the Channel Islands. Making great records is one thing, but the true Bulletproof experience is a live one, when they tear the roof off any venue with their unsurpassed punk agitations and viscerally stunning musicianship.

We Bury Our Own are Rob (vocals), Jordan (guitar and vocals), Andreas (guitar), Kyle (bass), and Chris (drums).

The band is made up of former members of Labrat, You Might End Up Dead, Dumbass and Road Of Bones. They are masters of thrash and death metal with an emphasis on intricate arrangements and a wickedly energetic style of performance. Add dense horror atmospherics and a desire to get their audiences, in their words, ‘dancing erotically’, and we have a fine example of how Jersey’s hardcore metal scene is a sophisticated and unstoppable force.

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