Monthly Archives: April 2016

She Made Me Do It: This Is What’s Going Down!!

If the music industry ever grinds to a halt there’s a high probability it will be because Will Crewdson has decided to take a break. Unquestionably the epitome of the phrase ‘working musician’, Crewdson’s CV is beyond impressive, working with the likes of Adam Ant, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Bow Wow Wow, The Selecter, and the legend that is Tom Jones among many, many more. But for many it will be his work with Rachel Stamp, the goth-smeared glam’d up bastions of new age electro-indie that they know him from. For over a decade they were THE darlings and justifiably so. SMMDI1

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In between his various stints as resident guitarist to the cool and the hip, his own outpourings have been laced with the dirty distortion-infused guitar tones you would expect from the man behind such epics as Black Cherry and I Wanna Be Your Doll and his latest project of two years, She Made Me Do It, doesn’t depart too far on the guitar front from the influences he clearly wears proudly on his sleeve.  However, alongside former Rachel Stamp keyboardist Shaheena Dax now taking centre stage as vocalist, the duo have forayed more deeply into Europop than ever before, albeit with a darker edge.

Tuesday 18th April saw the latest EP release from She Made Me Do It, ‘What’s Going Down’, which sees Dax simmering dark vocal melodies while Crewdson pulls out six-string-sneers in a blend of Kraftwerk meets Bauhaus, at times almost bubblegum sweet, at others almost Nine Inch Nails dark.  This is music you would happily inject into your veins .

Don’t take my word for it, check out the latest release below or catch them this weekend at the Whitby Goth Festival.

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Images by Helene Monticone (header and right images) and Andrzej Dulek (left image). No rights inferred.

IDLEWAR: OUT OF THEIR HEADS AND INTO YOURS

If you are a fan of this years bubblegum pop-rock kids and their trite and predictable branding then you may as well stop reading now. IDLEWAR are as far removed from the plethora of the band of bland as they come.

Wearing their straight ahead, dirty riff-laden ROCK proudly on their sleeve, IDLEWAR put their music firmly in your face and you one hundred percent believe they mean every word, every note, every chord, every second of it.

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The latest release from the Orange County trio, Out Of My Head, comes from their debut EP, Dig In, released in 2015 and it is gaining considerable   Idlewar Dig Inairplay around the globe on a groundswell of support for the band that has mainstream rock channels pricking up their ears appreciatively. Add to that a visit to the UK this year and IDLEWAR are sure to be making a pretty damn big impact on the rock scene.

If you’ve yet to catch the noise being made about them then check out their new single below and make sure you give them a follow and your support; like, share, retweet, just get these guys out there!

IDLEWAR ARE:

James Blake: Bass, Vocals

Rick Graham: Guitar

Pete Pagonis: Drums

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