Macatier


Fresh on the Indie scene is a very promising upcoming talent : Macatier, from Bristol, UK. Macatier is actually Dan Brown, who just turned 21 about a week ago and writes, sings, plays on his own and aspires to write and play ‘half as well as Ben Howard does’ Having recently played at the Red Bull Studios in London, his music has a loyal and growing following on all his social networking sites and I do believe that better things are in order soon. The sound is described by him as ‘Upbeat Acoustic’ (which fits fairly well) and I particularly liked the following tracks:

1) Boxing Clever: A very good tempo like some of John Butler Trio’s earlier work on display here. Makes you wanna sit back, relax and nod your neck vigorously at the same time. Not a good idea for the spinally challenged but who knows, a right shake might fix stuff doctors can’t ;). Box Clever, duck better ;)!

2) Drinking in LA: I didn’t expect to but was pleasantly surprised by the accomplished writing and vocals in this one. I think Ben Howard would be proud of this one 🙂

Well all his songs are also available for legit downloads on his soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/macatier

He also has a facebook page which I recommend you should follow as info on events and venues for his live performances are updated there: https://www.facebook.com/macatier

So, enjoy the freshness, intensity and sheer rawness of his work. Attend a few events, give a few likes, spread the love!

Yin and Yang……………with a caffeine kick


So for the last few weeks, I have been incessantly sharing the new awesome possibilities that the digital revolution has brought into our lives. But right now when the weather is grey and I am curled up in my crumpled blanker with a hot Cuppa, grungy acoustic seems to fit the mood. Always striving to attain the perfect analog/digital balance, I have discovered some raw music which is as everlasting and not nearly as frustrating  as the lack of sunshine in Berlin.The artiste for today is The Always Unprofessional, who is achtually Joff from Larry’s Bar and Grill (UK). By his own self description he is not really an artiste but a normal guy who writes songs and a lot of stories. Everything is recorded with one laptop, one lead and either a guitar, a mic or a keyboard controller.

As always, if you like what you here, spread the joy and like the artiste on soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/the-always-unprofessional