Indie Music Hour with DJ HotJack

A regular journey around the music scene

Music Vidz – In Bloom by Nirvana

I was messing around with the cool lastfm tools over at Heat Haze and I decided to see what unscrobbled tracks it’d recommend. Turns out I had never scrobbled this great track!

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August 22, 2009 Posted by | Music Vidz | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Unsigned Artist Alert – The Trees

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A part of the Indie Music Hour blog that I’m really enjoying is making readers aware of some of the great bands out there who haven’t been signed up to commercial deals. One such band is The Trees. As their lastfm page says:

“The Trees were formed in the late 90s by Simon and Tony over a few drinks in a local club.
They played gigs in and around London for a few years until illness and management issues forced the band to slow down.
The Trees continued to write and record songs at their home studio then, due to the response on myspace and other internet sites, The Trees found a new lease of life.
The Trees are now entering the studio,to record a album and .So watch this space for exclusive demos and Eps.:)
Thanks for listening.”

The band list giants of the music scene as influences – Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Doors – and their material does have a ‘classic’ feel to it. Not that it can be put into a certain period of time but that it feels neither new or old. That probably isn’t the best explanation but, for me, some music sounds very much of its time and some seems to transcend the period in which it was recorded. The Trees fall into the latter category. I guess if I was forced to classify it I’d describe it as indie rock but that is such a broad church.

I’ve uploaded 3 of their tracks for you to download HERE or you can access the tracks via the band’s lastfm page HERE

You’ll also find additional tracks, including a great one called Sometimes, on their myspace page HERE

August 16, 2009 Posted by | Unsigned Artists | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment