Burn Baby Burn
Show notes for the 208th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast:
This new band was scheduled to open for UK-band Paradise Lost along with Knockturn Alley tonight but the volcanic ash that has suspended most air travel across Europe this weekend has meant that the gig had to be postponed. Luckily they've release a couple of demo tracks ahead of the show and this is one of them. The band members are individually well-known on the local music circuit, some since the 1980s. If this is what their debut recording sounds like I can't wait to hear what they'll be producing in the coming years.
One of the most colourful Maltese-Australian acts returns with a new track available as a free download along with a cool music video. Nicky has been touring outside Australia for some time but he is still to make a splash in the Maltese islands. I'm sure that if more people knew him in Malta he'd really attract the kind of following he deserves from his ancestral homeland.
Oliver Degabriele is a Maltese bass player who has appeared on several other MMI podcasts. This time he reappears with a new French band specializing in reworking Ethiopian. Their debut CD is due to be released on the 5th of May on the ClapSon label. Listen to the track I've picked from this collection and you'll get a good sample of the sort of thing you can expect from this band. I have a feeling that they look and sound great live too.
My good friend Mario Axiaq drew my attention to this track from late 2009, which I had previously missed completely. It's a delightful euro-disco song in a style reminiscent of the early work of Giorgio Moroder. It was with this song that Jeremy T participated in last years Battle of the DJs. I like Raquela voice on this track and I certainly look forward to more in this vein in the near future.
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