They don’t release records, don’t rehearse and only play live, but for the people who know of them, The Bays are essential purveyors of one of the edgiest musical experiences around, driving John Walters to write in The Guardian: “The Bays remind you that music is about experience rather than shopping.”
The band gig tirelessly, fully committed to what they love every appearance is completely and utterly unique – and there’s no commercial agenda, no album to push, no marketing hype. Each gig is about the moment, the experience, a shared excitement between these primal beat-wizards and their growing throng of fans.
I spoke with keyboard player, Simon Richmond to find out what makes the band tick. Once again this was published in print earlier this year, but the title is now out of print.
Q: When, where and how did you all get together?
A: The Bays membership and sound has been evolving for about the last seven years. The current line-up: Andy Gangadeen, Chris Taylor, Jamie Odell, Simon Richmond has been going for nearly five years. The band came together after a series of spontaneous jams trying out bringing musical instruments together with sound sources and devices less often associated with live performance. The idea was to fuse the “music” and the “science” and show how both could work together at performance level. Continue reading →
With over one million downloads, free iPhone app Tap Tap Revenge has attracted a whole lot of attention as pundits ponder what the game developer will do next to leverage that share – and the future seems to include free music and advertising.
The other track is an exclusive promo affair from Everlast, who are offering their new track, ‘Stone In My Hand’ from upcoming album, ‘Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford’, for free exclusively through the game. Continue reading →
– You can view your friend’s playlists and favourite songs. Sections for Top Artists, Top Albums and more are additionally available, you can listen to music based on tags you type in, whether that be an artist’s name, a style of music or…
Even though Microsoft has been on the market for longer with its Windows Mobile offering and despite that the OS is used within 140 different devices (and supported by a similar number of carriers), the world’s biggest software company is losing its lead.
Look at the numbers:
– Nielsen Mobile reports RIM’s BlackBerry to hold 31.1 per cent; Windows 20.6 per cent; Palm 16.9 per cent and Apple’s iPhone 12.2 per cent of the market.
This shows battle’s on, suggesting the two forces are debating Apple’s catching up of Microsoft’s share, given that most recent analysis points to its overtaking of Palm – and subsequent catch-up with BlackBerry. Continue reading →
Jeff Kempler has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, A&R Labels – North America, UK & Ireland, at EMI Music, reporting to EMI Music’s president of A&R Labels, Nick Gatfield.
The former COO of EMI’s Capitol Music Group, Kempler will help Gatfield oversee and steward the company’s A&R operations in North America and UK & Ireland, supporting his A&R team, EMI explained.
“He will also work closely with Gatfield to develop experimental and new commercial models and revenue streams and to forge and maintain strong and transparent relationships with artists and managers,” the company informs. Continue reading →
From Saturday 30 August to Friday 19 September, you can register for the Ultimate iTunes Giveaway on the radio station’s website. “hen starting Monday September 8 for 2 weeks, we’ll be calling back someone at random every hour during Rick Shaw and Jo Good’s shows between 9am and 4pm on Xfm.” Continue reading →
An inspiring collection of short films – The Animation Collection – is now available via Shorts International through the iTunes Store in the US, UK and Canada.
The collection includes a host of excellent short pictures, including the 2008 Oscar winning short title, ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and 2008 Oscar Nominee, ‘Even Pigeons Go To Heaven’. We have a short clip from the former film available after the jump. Continue reading →
Sony introduced three new Walkman player models this week at the IFA electronics show in Berlin, including the slimline (7.5mm) S-series.
Boasting up to 40-hours battery life, the S630 and S730 models both play MP3s and also offer video playback on their 2-inch QVGA (320-x-240 pixel) displays. The latter model also offers noise cancelling features. Continue reading →