Nat Johnsons new band Without Feathers formed with Emma Kupa (Standard Fare) and Rory McVicar have released a trio of demo tracks and are working on some more new material – pay-what-you-want download at Bandcamp.
Given recent events across the UK and particularly in London writing about independent music may be low down the list of many peoples priorities this week, but stating the obvious this is a music blog and although Beat Surrender has no ‘Mission Statement‘ but part of the blogs ‘job’ is to promote and support great music – the big players don’t need assistance, but Beat Surrender can (I hope) help the independents in some small way, and right now they need some help.
One of the labels affected is Loose who have released recordings for some of my favourite artists and albums including The Felice Brothers, Dawes, The Duke & The King, Danny & The Champions of the World, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Jim White, Mary Lou Lord, Peter Bruntnell, Corb Lund, The Handsome Family and Monkey Swallows the Universe.
Stealing a line from Twitter, whatever is left is now limited edition, so if you’re thinking of parting with any money on music this month please give these guys a go.
In case your a cynic, like me – I’d like to point out I’m in no way affiliated to the label or indeed any that appear on Beat Surrender, merely a fan and a very satisfied customer.