Finally, a Spotify Playlist for Rock’n’Roll Rebels

It’s Friday. It’s the weekend! It’s time for some brand new music!

The trouble with many playlists on Spotify, including most of Spotify’s own playlists, is there’s never any passion in curating them. That comes across in the final playlist. Sure, Spotify will argue that you’re supposed to listen to them on ‘shuffle’ mode but that’s just laziness. Any decent playlist should be curated in a way that the music flows without anything poking out like a pussy spot on the end of your nose.

It’s really off-putting when you’re listening to a playlist and it’s grooving. You’re enjoying the vibe when suddenly a track pops in there that throws off the groove. It’s jarring and it’s fucking annoying. At least it is for me. That’s why I tend to prefer listening to playlists from people who take what order they place the tracks. Quite often, actually, most of the time that’s from smaller playlisters.

I like to think that when I curate a playlist I do it with the same care and attention. I like my playlists to flow with a certain vibe, whatever grooves with the track that came before. I’ve been that way ever since I was creating my own mixtapes with my Panasonic boom box (yes, I am that old).

And so to the main feature of today’s post. I have curated a brand new playlist that has a pretty rebellious vibe to it. It’s music that sticks it to the mainstream. Music for people like me and if you’re still reading this, music for people like you too.

So, it is my pleasure and privilege to introduce to you my latest Spotify playlist Rebel Rock Rebels! (Yeah ok, the name is rather tongue-in-cheek but you won’t forget it easily). As you’ll see (and hear), I like to sprinkle most of my playlists with a mix of new and established artists because I like to think that it helps to give more context. Have a listen, give it a save, give it a download and then follow all of the artists that you haven’t heard of before. If there’s someone else you think will like this playlist, send them the link. The gift of music is always one of my favourite gifts to receive.

Let me know how this playlist made you feel. Comments are open below but if you’d rather find me on social media here’s where you can find me:

Have an awesome weekend and rock-eth the fuck-eth out-eth!

Dazzle Rebel

This Darkly Humorous Song Will Leave You Unnerved!

My latest release, ‘Let Me In’ is a darkly humorous song that follows a criminal and his search to silence a witness to one of his crimes. Behind the dark satire, the song hints at how justice is never fulfilled when you enter into a perpetual cycle of violence. With an ominous bassline and deadpan vocals, the verse sets the mood for a chorus filled with a crescendo of craziness as the narrator descends into paranoia.

The song is due for general release on all major streaming platforms on 22nd July. However, you can listen and download it for FREE right now on my Bandcamp page!

New Demo “This Burning Town” on MySpace

First of all, thanks to everyone who has listened to “Fringe Rock!” my demo EP. Your kind words mean a lot to me and I’m glad you’re liking the musical direction I’m taking.

Well, now here’s an evolution of my Fringe Rock sound with my new track “This Burning Town” and it’s on MySpace right now!

I’ve dialled up the distortion a bit and I’m beginning to find my singing voice. This track takes my bleak outlook on the future of humanity in a “the end is nigh” kinda way. I mean, if we don’t change our ways we’re heading towards disaster. Be it from nuclear annihilation, global warming (yes, it really is a thing regardless of if you “believe” in it or not”), asteroid strike, some kind of future disease or a zombie apocalypse (hey, the last isn’t completely out of the realms of possibility)!

The track is my way of saying “for f*ck sake, wake up”! We need to be doing something now to protect ourselves because a new, civilisation-ending disaster WILL happen in our generations lifetime if we don’t do something about it now.

Yeah, kinda doom-mongering, perhaps but that’s where my head is at right now.

As for the music (oh yeah, that’s what this website is all about after all), it’s got a groove rock kinda vibe. It still sits on the edge of mainstream, so still very much on my DIY musician, Fringe Rock ethos.

I’d love to know what you think, so head over to my MySpace and give it a listen. You might just like it!