Monday, 30 April 2012

Trailer for Punks Not Dad's new video 'Monkey Boots'

This is the official trailer for Monkey Boots, the long awaited new single and difficult third video from mid-life miseries and friends of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP, Punks Not Dad. The video stars Peter Bowles (out of To The Manor Born) and Lisa Rogers (off of Scrapheap Challenge), and the single and full video are scheduled for release in July 2012. Watch this space.

Friday, 20 April 2012

News of Louise Rutkowski's new album

Since the digital download release of ‘Mimi’ in April last year, ex-This Mortal Coil and The Hope Blister vocalist Louise Rutkowski has been working with co-writer Irvin Duguid on her new album. It is nearing completion, and in order to get to the release stage Louise is launching a fundraising campaign with Pledge Music. Part of the Pledge manifesto is to donate to a charity chosen by the artist and Louise has chosen Attitude is Everything, who work tirelessly to improve access to music for deaf and disabled people.

To get the ball rolling Louise is offering a free track, It’s Time, mixed and mastered by Calum Malcolm. To get it, go to Louise's website and click on the download button in the Pledge widget that you’ll see on the home page.

Watch this space for more news about the album's release.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Introducing London act Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate

A ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP-WELCOME to London act, Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate. The core of the act is Malcolm Itsadequate (guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard) who also performs as a solo artist, and flautist Kathryn Thomas who is also a member of the Galliard Ensemble, a classical musician ( recording for Deux-Elles Classical Recordings) and a soloist. Both Malcolm and Kathryn have independently been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate have been broadcast in the UK and USA.

Malcolm and Kathryn, and assembled guest musicians, can perform original material and covers, and Kathryn's flute lines often take the role usually associated with lead guitar parts. Recent gigs have included performances at festivals, street parties, art galleries, and at rock venues including the Fiddler’s Elbow, The Bowery, Kiss The Sky, The Comedy, Water Rats and Camden Rock. Their influences include Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Bob Dylan and Steve Reich.

All sounds very interesting to me, so watch this space for details of shows and music releases.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Lone Groover: New Gig Dates

Our favourite folk punk troubadour, The Lone Groover, has just announced a string of dates for 2012 seeing him all the way to Christmas:

26th April - The Metropolitan, 60 Great Western Rd, Notting Hill W11 (Portobello Acoustic Sessions)
4th May - The Torriano, off Camden Rd, Kentish Town NW5 (a Trashville Night)
16th May - The Boogaloo, Archway (Zac Stephenson's Voices)
25th May - The Sun Tavern, Covent Garden (Supporting 'Milligan' at their EP launch night)
2nd June, The Hope Festival,
22nd Dec - The Windmill, Brixton, SW2 - (Strummerville)

Here's a video clip of a recent performance filmed in Boston, Lancashire, at a gig in aid of Punk 4 The Homeless:

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Amplify rock til you drop: RIP Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall amplifiers, has died aged 88. For more details: #guitar

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Coming soon to London and Liverpool: Los Angeles band, The Cherry Bluestorms


A ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP-WELCOME to Los Angeles California based indie band, The Cherry Bluestorms.

The band is led by its founders ex-Dickies (Cool! - Ed) guitarist Glen Laughlin and A&M singer-songwriter Deborah Gee. Strongly influenced by late 60s British guitar-based pop, they released their self-produced debut album Transit of Venus, in 2007 to rave reviews, and the band is about to release their second album, Bad Penny Opera in time to play a series of gigs in Liverpool and London later this spring (check the RTYD Gig Calendar for details).

You can listen to three tracks from the Transit of Venus album on the band's RTYD music player, here.

Coming soon to London and Liverpool, new RTYD member, GuitimeDennis


A ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP-WELCOME to Dyer, Arkansas based guitarist and vocalist, GuitimeDennis. Dennis is a hobbyist musician, who grew up in the Bay area of California, but whose influences include a number of British bands and artists, such as the Beatles, the Stones, Jeff Beck and Led Zep. These acts have been such an inspiration to Dennis over the 42 years he has been playing the guitar, that he is planning a trip to our shores very soon, and wants to visit London and Liverpool, in particular. He will be also be bringing his guitar so he can jam when he gets here. So, nearer the time, let's point him in the direction of some good jam sessions and open-mics in London and Liverpool, and make him feel welcome.

Dennis also has a website of his own called Guitime Studios from which he publishes videos and music in the hope of inspiring others. So check it out!