There’s something ironic in the fact that Leicester’s Diesel Park West have named their latest single, ‘Scared Of Time’. The band formed in 1980, and their debut album, ‘Shakespeare Alabama’, was released in 1989. Their ninth studio album, ‘Let It Melt’, from which comes ‘Scared Of Time’, came out on September 13 this year.
Rebecca Blasband is an American singer-songwriter and screenwriter. Known as a first season cast member of MTV reality show, ‘The Real World: New York’, she released her debut album, ‘RAPT’, in 1997. This was recorded with a full band, and produced by Warren Bruleigh, known for his work with Lou Reed, and the Violent Femmes. The album, which featured Gordon Gano on electric guitars, was met with great reviews from the press, as well as saw play on college radio.
Subversive New York City singer songwriter Ten Ton Man has been compared to Nick Cave by the likes of Huffpost, No Depression and Big Takeover with his blend of dark Americana and unhinged blues. We can also hear shades of Lou Reed and Iggy Pop in his rich rounded vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyricism, particularly in ‘Dangerous Women & A Desperate Man’, the title track to his EP which was released on September 29.
Redd Alluri’s song, ‘Man of Truth’ comes ahead of the London-based singer’s EP, ‘Who Are We?’, which is set for release at the end of this month. A diarist to his core, Alluri’s songs wrote themselves during a six month travel break between completing his Master’s degree in Finland and returning home to India. We caught up with Alluri and asked him nine quick questions.