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The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

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ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

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PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

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Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

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Singer-Songwriter Wants to Flood the Earth with a Love and Peace Revolution

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Subreel offer decades of experience in various areas of music

Subreel is a website designed to help aspiring musicians, a music hub with a goal of offering equipment reviews, how-to guides and loads of other musical information. Their writers offer decades of experience in a lot of different areas of music, from live sound to instruments and music technology. Some of the areas Subreel cover include: “Recording and microphones” – Home recording has become something we can all do, and with a real lack of information online, Subreel have taken it upon themselves to provide guides such as how to make your own homemade acoustic panels and microphone reviews, from USB

Ray Mayhew: Rocking From Sigue Sigue Sputnik To Mayhem Deranged!

Ray Mayhew is without a doubt best known in music history as being the drummer for 80’s pop-cyberpunk band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. After Sigue Sigue Sputnik disbanded in 1990 Ray formed his own group “Mayhem Deranged” vacating the backstage drum stool and taking on front man and songwriting duties.

After 3 albums worth of demo’s amassed over the years, an ever changing lineup, and no sign of that all elusive record deal, finally in 2008 the band record their debut single, initially appearing only on the 272 Records Compilation – Riot on Sunset Vol 18 but finally being released as a single in its own right on iTunes in late 2010.

Their new single “50 Megaton Love” has been released earlier this year and features contributions from Craig Adams (The Mission, Sisters Of Mercy) and James Stevenson (Gen X, The Alarm, Chelsea, Gene Loves, Jezebel) with the B side “Never Gonna Fall” featuring Chris Kavanagh (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Big Audio Dynamite II). The Mayhem Deranged core centers on Ray Mayhew and Robert Godfrey.

On these latest releases Mayhew interfuses his punk-rock roots, with pop sensibilities, creating songs that have more substance, better dynamics, are catchier, and more radio friendly than most of the other pseudo post-punk groups around today.

In a nutshell, these songs smoke! “50 Megaton Love”  is one of the most explosive, blazing records to come out of the Ray Mayhew catalog, and is superior to anything he’s done previously, with or without Sigue Sigue Sputnik. “Never Gonna Fall” serves to confirm the rule and is another great example of the band and Mayhew kicking butt. Another trait which renders Ray Mayhew so damn endearing is his stage and vocal presence. Execution and attitude are everything with this format, if you’re going to convince anybody. And Mayhew nails it every time with his snarling growl and ‘screw-everyone-else’ attitude.

The key probably is that Mayhew has stayed true to his rock and roll roots, and hasn’t tried to be something that he isn’t. Bottom line: Ray Mayhew is in top form musically and his sound deserves to make a big splash in the market.

In short, if you’re a fan of punk rock or just great rock and roll in general, and you’re still new to this band, you will not be disappointed with their latest single release, which is a solid introduction to the Mayhem Deranged sound.

“50 Megaton Love”

Vocals: Ray Mayhew
Guitar: James Stevenson
Bass: Craig Adams
Programming / Drums: Robert Godfrey
Recorded at Berry Street Studios Dec 2012 and mixed at The Animal Farm Jan 2013
Mixing: Steve Brown and Mat Leppanen
Produced by Kevin Poree.

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