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Sound Of Rum at Live Lounge, Saturday May 15th

In asylum, bands, jersey, jmct, live lounge, london, music, music scene on May 11, 2010 at 20:14

Sound Of Rum are playing in Jersey this Saturday, May 15th 2010. The Live Lounge, the island’s seriously cool venue for live music, will host what will be a very special night for lovers of jazz, beats and hip hop.

Sound Of Rum are rapper Kate Tempest, guitarist Archie Marsh, and drummer Ferry Lawrenson. Ensembles like this do not visit Jersey any way near enough. So, if you are up for catching what just might be the best show at the Live Lounge yet in 2010, where can you find out more about this event and the band that Rob Da Bank hailed as a band to follow? I’m glad you asked …

It’s the informative, welcoming, and official Sound Of Rum website where you can find content from the band’s gloriously random diary-esque Twitter photostream, their Twitter account – say hi to @soundofrum, their MySpace page, and other good things currently including a notice of their imminent Jersey show! Click on the picture below to go to the site.

The show is being organised by Jamie Evans of Jersey Musicians Charitable Trust, who is also bassist with Jersey-based dub warriors Benny The Moth, alongside Asylum and St. Helier independent vinyl vendors Music Scene. Here is what Jamie says about the show:

Having signed a recording deal with Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best label only months ago they have been getting widespread Radio 1 airplay and critical acclaim from fans and press alike with their uniquely balanced crossover of spoken word poetry, hip-hop and jazz. Fronted by young spoken word artist Kate Excentral Tempest who has performed at slam poetry events in New York and London and recently featured on Griff Rhys Jones’ BBC 2 TV show ‘Why Poetry Matters’ they spent last year releasing 2 EPs and playing Reading and Leeds Festivals, Glastonbury, Bestival, Latitude and Secret Garden before signing a deal which is set to see their soon to be released debut album draw them massive exposure from a wider audience. Completing the sound are the perfect jazz beats of drummer Ferry and the complex arrangements of guitar and bass loop station maestro Archie. Their debut appearance on Channel Island shores is set to be a massive coup for musically discerning Islanders and a night surely not to be missed. Support on the night comes from Jersey’s own Jackson Lee and Oneofakind who has already opened from Quantic and DJ Yoda this year. Tickets are strictly limited £7 and available from Music Scene in Bath Street and White Label Records in Colomberie.

Right, signed in to Facebook? Of course you are. Attend!

Jersey Evening Post, November 21st 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, jmct, live lounge, music, press on November 21, 2009 at 01:37

Asylum – November 14th and 21st

In asylum, bands, guernsey, jersey, live lounge, music on November 11, 2009 at 18:33

Asylum on Saturday November 14th, our eagerly awaited big metal night, will be one of the best productions of fierce, furious and filthy music the Live Lounge has ever hosted. One of the bands due to appear on the night, Nailed To The Furnace, has had to pull out. The remaining five bands, Bulletproof, Chaos Theory, Nocturnum, We Bury Our Own, and Brutus Stonefist from Guernsey, are joined by special guest DJ Danny Parkes. Doors open at nine o’clock.

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Brutus Stonefist

Brutus Stonefist have two songs up on MySpace. Five Pounds Of Flesh and Redgrave are deathcore tours de force with feral riffing and swarming, scabrous atmosphere. Have a listen and pay your respects to the Channel Islands’ kings of fear at Brutus Stonefist MySpace

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Fantastic work from the desktop of pop artist extraordinaire, Mark Evans

JMCT, Music Scene and Asylum have joined forces to present Brobots! with Lee Downie and The Mulburys at Live Lounge on Saturday November 21st.

Brobots! were the subject of a recent profile in Gallery. With forthcoming appearances for Club Kamikaze at Live Lounge on November 13th and Hadouken at Liquid on November 28th, they are the 100% synthetic boy band that all of Jersey has come to love. Lee Downie aka Jackson Lee, beat box champion, last played for Asylum at the Oxjam Jersey event in July and impressed the audience there with a unique mix of hip hop and acoustic guitar playing. The Mulburys recorded a set of songs with producer Sam Falle this summer. Their sophisticated, punchy power pop is laden with lush grooves and irresistible hooks.

James Evans explains the inspiration for this show, “Instead of donating the money to charity as we have for the last twenty JMCT gigs we will be using any money we make this time to put an Asylum CD out next year and hope to start raising cash to put bands in the studio to record.”

Jersey Evening Post, July 18th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, oxjam, press on July 18, 2009 at 01:19

Oxjam Jersey news, video and photos

In asylum, bands, fundraising, jersey, live lounge, manchester, music, oxjam on July 17, 2009 at 03:30

A bridge has been built between the Oxjam fund raising project and the live bands community of Jersey. On Saturday July 25th, musicians of Jersey and their fans applaud the work of Oxfam.

There is a large number of acts between two floors and no one need miss their favourite artist. A timetable of the night’s acts will be available from Sara in the ticket booth. Here’s a taste of some of what to expect on the night.

A brand new video from Hedley Le Maistre is scheduled to be shown on the main stage screen at Jersey Live this year. Parts of it will be filmed at this Oxjam event and the audience at Live Lounge will be a prominent part of the video’s storyline. Hedley is a good ol’ bean and we’re very happy to be able to help him out. I’ve asked the barman to get in a bottle of broccoli liqueur especially for the occasion.

BlackStats’ filmmaker dazvibes has recently posted a new video for the band’s song Burning Sons, with a promise of more uploads to come soon. The film is a document of recent studio and stage work by the band. The off-the-wall style of editing suits an evolving sound with increasing compositional complexity. BlackStats performances now feature psychedelic soundscape interludes, buzzing wonky textures, and singing of authentic grandeur. As ever, the mood is one of not too tightly wrapped sexual paranoia and poetic recklessness.

osakadenture has a video of Falenizza Horsepower from a couple of years ago. It’s a photo montage edited to a great song. In hot plasma of electric distortion, cross rhythmic interplay of drums and bass coalesces and dissolves as the music conjures intimations of cosmic catastrophe on the scale of galaxies tipping inexorably together at the turbulent edge of a murky dew-drop we call the universe.

Also working with us at Oxjam are

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Kevin Pallot

The Speedways

The Speedways

DJ Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

Stephan Metcalfe

Stephan Metcalfe

Dave Findlay, sound engineer

Dave Findlay, sound engineer

Brave Yesterday and DJs Carlo and Livingstone are also performing on the middle floor. Entertainment on the newly refitted top floor is provided by amancalledhorse, Andy Manson, Dança da Liberdade, Gotlyrich, Jackson Lee, and Phantom Limb. We expect to exceed expectations of what great dance music can be at the turn of a decade of mashup and genre deconstruction.

Oxjam Music Festival, Jersey, July 25th 2009

In asylum, bands, fundraising, jersey, live lounge, manchester, music, oxjam on July 4, 2009 at 06:53

Oxfam needs your support

Tickets for Oxjam Music Festival are on sale, £5, from the following vendors:

White Label Records, 4 La Colomberie, St. Helier, JE2 4QB
SDS, 13 La Colomberie, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4QB

Raffle tickets are available and there are lots of great prizes. I’ll update this blog with a list of the raffle prizes shortly.

Oxfam GB is working to end poverty worldwide. Go to the Oxfam website to learn about their initiatives to support the basic needs of people caught up in the escalating humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, to help millions affected by Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh, to deliver aid to civilians displaced by war in Sri Lanka, to demand action on climate change from governments, and many other vital programmes.

Louise Williams and Chris Almond are promoting the island’s first Oxjam Music Festival. Oxjam is about raising money for Oxfam to tackle poverty all over the world. Holding an Oxjam fundraising event means that we can help people to earn a living, get an education, gain better access to health care and fresh water, and to grow more food. Every pound raised counts.

Oxjam Jersey is a little out-of-step with the national Oxjam calendar which tends to get busy around October. Jersey is happiest in summer and so we’re holding our show in July. What is hoped to be an annual event is inaugurated with a lineup of bands, solo artists, dancers and DJs that is second-to-none.

For the first time since the Asylum nights at Live Lounge began, we’ll be opening the top floor up as well as the middle floor bands area. The recently refurbished top floor, with sumptuous new decor, will be the place to hear some of the best DJs in the island as well as see a fantastic dance performance and lots more surprises.

TOP FLOOR

Jackson Lee

Mesmerising beatbox, loops and samples showcase from the island’s undisputed master of hip hop vocals.

Dança da Liberdade

Capoeira demonstration: A Brazilian fusion of fight and dance techniques encompassing acrobatics, music and song. Makulele demonstration: Once a fight with machetes this Afro-Brazilian dance depicts the life of the slaves on the plantations cutting the sugar cane and lamenting their homeland.

Andy Manson

Andy is the creator of the brilliant Insole nights at Pure where such amazing talents as Cut La Roc, M. I. Loki, and Loop De Ville have joined him in recent months. Andy says “I’m really pleased to be involved with Oxjam this year. I’m looking forward to playing a whole heap of familiar tunes, remixed by some of the hottest jacking, dubstep and wobble producers of the moment!”

amancalledhorse

Breaks, rave and mashup in a futuristic sonic gumbo.

DJ Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb plays other people’s records, scratched charity shop rejects and the type of music that makes grans sit down at weddings.

Gotlyrich

A complete mash-down of old and new designed for the funky generation.

MIDDLE FLOOR

BlackStats

They’ve recently recorded a new set of swaggering, evil glam future classics that reach ever greater heights of rock ‘n’ roll inspiration. BlackStats MySpace

Brave Yesterday

Another band with a huge reputation, and a seemingly unstoppable well of songwriting creativity. Their latest songs are jubilant celebrations of the pop song as art form delivering emotional impact and technical wonder. Brave Yesterday MySpace

FalenizzaHorsepower

Masters of the post post-punk universe, and such indispensable friends of Asylum that almost certainly none of it would happen without them, FalenizzaHorsepower return to the Live Lounge, following their wonderful trio incarnation at Ecuador Challenge, this time as a bass, drums, loops and vocals duo. Get some tuneless wheezing in your life.

Kevin Pallot and The Pinnacles

Ambitious, deep, group-arranged soul pop from one of the island’s best songwriters and a band of talented musicians. Jazz, blues, folk and rock have rarely been blended so fine. Kevin Pallot MySpace

The Speedways

Hear the half-rapped, half-sung vocal of The Speedways’ Lose Yourself, with its disco punk beat and protean guitar riffs that take ska as their starting point and quickly divert to somewhere weird, primitive and lovely, and understand here is another of the island’s innumerable pop pioneers at work. The Speedways MySpace

Stephan Metcalfe

Stephan is a songwriter of unique quality. His songs are literate and wondrously imaginative, and the recordings he has produced are constructed with a consciously punk attitude to objective chance and textural experimentation. Stephan Metcalfe MySpace He is also another blogger at wordpress.com, hello Stephan!

A large banner, 300 cm by 50 cm, has been designed as part of this promotion. Working on such a large document nearly brought my poor, overworked laptop to the brink of meltdown. It features group photography by Roy Yates, amongst others. Two of these banners will be displayed in prominent locations in St. Helier. Thanks to Clare Sullivan and Jane Denney at Prestige Properties for allowing use of their office and curious wooden effigies.

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Asylum at Live Lounge, March 27th 2009

In asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on March 27, 2009 at 04:25
Live and Livin' - Alive and Lovin'

Live and Livin' - Alive and Lovin'

Announcing the second appearance at Live Lounge this year of Lloyd Yates and his band, supported by The Healers and Jackson Lee. They are one of the most industrious musical crews in Jersey with shows lined up for 2009 including appearances at Ha’penny Bridge, Arts Centre, Blue Note, and the Vale Earth Festival in Guernsey.

Band members are Lloyd Yates (vocals, guitar and stomping), Mehdi Padidar (guitar), Scott Keane (bass), Paul Olivier (percussion) and Alex Moody (drums).

Offstage sixth member is Wilson, a recording engineer and sound designer noted for his artistic multimedia experiments as Cowshed Acoustics.

Lloyd Yates writes and performs songs influenced by the likes of John Butler Trio and Ben Harper; a mix of sensitive, gently psychedelic balladry and hypnotic, percussion-propelled groove workouts. His band’s fusion of jazz, soul, folk, and funk is a rare and inspiring treat for all lovers of music played with passion and integrity.